I have my MSF class tomorrow

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  1. tunes

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    Good luck! It's fun. You bought a bike already didn't you? I thought I remember a thread about it.
     
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    Good luck! Is it a 3 day class?
     
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    yep, its in the shop now getting fixed up....i bought it from a guy who left it in the garage for 2 years but got a hell of a price on it.

    Not too sure, its Friday night from 6-10 and then Saturday and/or Sunday.....i am assuming if we finish saturday we are done then? :dunno:
     
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    Ok it's 3 days then. Friday is classroom work. Defensive driving/riding 101. That counts for 10% discount on your insurance.

    Day 2 is Parking lot practice. You'll be out there 8 hrs so bring some refreshments.

    Day 3 is more practice and skills test. 8 hr day. Do most of everthing well and you'll get your endorsement.


    This is how we did it in NY.
     
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    oh ok, this is what the email says:
    You are scheduled to attend the upcoming course. The schedule for the course is the classroom portion will be held Friday from 6 pm until 10 pm and Saturday and/or Sunday morning from 7:00 am until completion of the knowledge test. In order to obtain a completion card, a score of 80% or higher must be obtained on the written knowledge test.
     
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    I disagree with some of the stuff they teach but they teach good fundamentals. Bring water dude, it gets hot in an asphalt parking lot.
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Oh shit, yes. Water and snacks. They will make you feel a lot better
     
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    Cool, I just got done with mine over the weekend, got my license today :hsd:
     
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    What do you disagree with?
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    That wheelies aren't cool.
    Everyone knows that wheelies pull bitches
     
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    The whole hand-placement thing.

    They tell you to always use 4 fingers on the brake because it gives you maximum stopping power.

    Then they tell you NOT to cover the brake because when you react to a situation, you'll have too much stopping power and could lock up.

    Obvious solution: cover the brake with 1 or 2 fingers. Two fingers should be enough power to do stoppies on the front brake on a well-maintained bike, but it's not so much power that you'll be doing them unintentionally. It also frees up the rest of your hand to blip the throttle for downshifts.

    I've literally never seen a rider that doesn't ride the way I mentioned above, yet the MSF says it's wrong. If you rode the way they said, you'd have slower reaction times in emergencies, lock up the front more often, and have less control over the steering and throttle.
     
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    This is true.

    Preferably in school zones, don't want no old bitches up on my shit.
     
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    I'm in NH.

    Day 3 was basically 2 hr overview of saturday then the test. I got there at 8:30am sunday and was home by noon.
     
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    Ohhh yeah I remember that. Have to agree with you on that one.

    Just wish they would make MSF class mandatory or some type of safety class in NC. I'm just amazed they let people pass the written test and go out on any road with any bike.
     
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    Jesus that post of mine was retarded, that's what I get for trying to think, post, and eat a sammich at the same time :ugh:
     
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    Only in high school and college areas. That's where the hotties are.
    Do it in the park lot though, cause the ones heading to the buses are too young
     
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    It wouldn't change a thing.
     
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    Damn.......same laws in your state? :eek3:
     
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    People would just ride without a license. Oh wait, they already do :doh:

    Every time they have a sting in Malibu the truck is overflowing with impounded bikes.
     
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    I'm down for throwing some points into this, but it'll have to wait till I ride across the country this weekend.
     
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    I cover the brakes anyways. quicker reaction time
     
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    if you're over 18 you can go take the written, if you pass you take the road test.

    if you can navigate a bike around some cones you'll pass..............no "class" required.
     
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    Here you take the written test and can get a learners permit. The permit just says you have to ride alone. So if you know the laws a 16 year old can go get a permit and take any bike on any road.

    You only have to take the road test to get the full endorsement.
     
  25. Pogi

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    That is true, but the MSF course is great for beginner riders who have no experience.

    Its taught by people who are passionate about riding, and want to see people do well.

    MSF, in Illinois, was 20 dollars, and at the end of the class, you can get your money back, or donate it. We donated it.

    My wife and I learned to ride in the pouring rain for two days, and we both successfully got our bike licensce.

    You should have seen me shitting my pants doing the "swerve" technique at 30mph while there was almost an inch of water on the ground.
     

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