How did you learn to ride?

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  1. Maffy29

    Maffy29 Active Member

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    How do you get started on such a task? I don't have a bike, but know a few people who do. Whats the best way to start to learn?
     
  2. monkeymunzey

    monkeymunzey Guest

    hop on a slow small bike and go from there. I started rideing dirtbikes at 8 and progressed fom there. Started with smaller, less powerful street bikes (all my friends had them) and ended up buying an r6 this summer. Go take the MSF course:)
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    MSF if you dont already know, I started when I was real young.
     
  5. ChatChai

    ChatChai OT Supporter

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    ditto
     
  6. V!

    V! New Member

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    I got on my bike at the dealership and gave myself a 10 minute instruction in the Chevron accross the street.

    Never taken an MSF in my life, but it took me almost 2 years to get my lazy ass to the DMV to get my license
     
  7. trez157

    trez157 You can't trust freedom when it's not in your hand

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    I went to a high school parking lot and my friend let me ride around there for a bit. Then we went to a mall parking lot and I did more riding there. Then I bought the bike for 400 dollars and brought her home. then I took the MSF course.
     
  8. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    my brother in law let me ride his little 450 way back when i was 12 or 13. then rode some small dirt bikes. finally got into my local msf course after trying for 4 or so years. trying to buy my first personally owned bike right now
     
  9. Esp69st

    Esp69st Who's talking about OIL... bitch you cooking

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    msf.... u'll be glad u did it.
     
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  11. MJG

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    My Dad let me ride his bike around a parking lot. After that I took a training course.
     
  12. balticmkiv

    balticmkiv boostaholic OT Supporter

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    a buddy let me ride his zx6-r up and down the block...since then i have been hooked. I am taking the msf in two weeks and cant wait
     
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    Arsenal4rs BEES!!! MUTHERFUCKIN BEES!!!

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    buddy of mine gave me the basics with his Honda Magna. Rode it around a bit, bout a month later I bought my first Virago.
     
  15. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    theres a virago at my dealership for cheap right now. real nice bike
     
  16. Jujharoo

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    True story
    One day back was I was 12, my older cousin, who was 16 something back than, was pissed at me for some reason (cant remember what) and he smacked me around pretty good. I wouldnt stop crying ( I was 12 fkrs). He knew that if mine or his parents found out that he hit he would be in trouble. So he said " if I stop crying he would teach me how to ride his dirt bike" I quit crying right away and he kept his promise. So thats how it all started been 12 years
     
  17. nedwinkler

    nedwinkler Everybody wang chung tonight!!!

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    MSF.
    For riding experience I learned on a dirtbike, that way if you do fall its in the dirt. Plus theres not much to break on a dirtbike when you fall.
     
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    MSF.

    i'll take the advanced rider course every year or every other year to keep up with basics.
     
  19. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    i was going to take the advanced rider course after a year or so. 4 days, 4 hours a day of nothing but range, but then i found out its only offered in the state capital :wtc: a litte bit over an hour drive
     
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    I know I'm late, but here is the official site for the original poster to find a course in his area if he hasn't already.

    www.msf-usa.org
     
  21. ChatChai

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    Yeah one of the best things I spent towards my bike. MSF is a must.
     
  22. Jake!

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    :cool:

    the HD dealer charges $349, local cc $125 :rofl: both provide bikes
     
  23. Chiron

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    If you truely know nothing about bikes, Rider's Edge (HD) offers that much more extra. Its uses the MSF curricula and adds to it. Know the difference mate.
     
  24. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    yeah the hd dealer around here bought some blocks of class time too and was charging that much. people still paid it though because they had just bought harleys and were told they were getting a deal
     
  25. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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