Just registered for MSF course :)

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  1. Mint

    Mint Active Member

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    Pretty excited.

    Although tonight is the in-class part for 5 hours.
    Should I prepare for anything?


    Looking forward to joining the PSM crew :)
     
  2. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Snafu more than meets the eye

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    Classroom is the easy part. Let us know how it went.

    Bring some refreshments for the parking lot.


    Good luck!
     
  4. Mint

    Mint Active Member

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    Got a 50/50 on the test...was really easy.
    Sat and sun come the behind the handle bars part.

    Learned a bit in the classroom though, cool stuff.
     
  5. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    relax and go in with an open mind for the on bike portion...
     
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    Guvnor NYM3 and Me

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    My wife took this. Made her a great rider. have fun!
     
  7. Mint

    Mint Active Member

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    Big debate is if I should get a 250R or a bigger 600 for my first bike.

    I plan to do a good bit of freeway driving and i dont know if a 250r would be safe at freeway speeds.
     
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    of course it would be safe. why wouldn't it?

    the bigger issue is if you'll be comfortable on a 250 cruising on the highway. a 600 will *USUALLY* ride better at highway/cruising speeds.
     
  9. Mint

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    I'm not too sure if it'll be comfortable I guess.
    Im a fairly light guy 150 lbs @ 5' 11"

    I suppose unless the weight difference is huge, and as long as im not red lining on the freeway ill be fine.
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    I ride with a guy, he has an 08 250r, and it does fine at highway speeds. He keeps up with us at 80.
     
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    g/f rides a '08 250 ninja and will follow her doing 80 down the highways
     
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    a 250cc bike is just as "safe" as any other bike on the highway, and maybe safer.

    don't let that be your deciding factor.
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    i've been riding my 250R on the freeway no issues...
     
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    So i finished my MSF course today. Passed.

    I got a perfect score on everything but the U-turn part.
    So now I'm certified to drive in a parking lot :rofl:

    However, taking the class was a HUGE help, i learnt A LOT, and it helped me build some muscle memory. It also let me make a few stupid mistakes without worrying about killing myself like i would have on a big bike.
    (keep wrist flat when intending to just brake to keep from and gassing and braking)

    I defiantly recommend it to anyone planning to own a motorcycle.

    Waiting a week now for my DMV form to come in the mail then i get my license :)

    Big debate now is 600 or 250.
    I'm going to be driving a LOT on the freeway, and i'd like to be comfortable.
    A 2008 250r would be cool, but honestly I think i'm going to outgrow it too quick and i'll probably loose money on the sale. (I can see myself wanting something bigger in less than or equal to 6 months)

    whereas on 600 I know I'll control myself, but I'm worried about the things I can't control so much, like a panic situations.


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    Snafu more than meets the eye

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    You probably wouldn't loose much on a 250R. I started off on a Rebel and rode it for a year. Sold it for more than what I paid for it. The bike I got after the Rebel was a Duc M900.

    What kind of 600 are you looking at? Whatever bike you get...be sure to do plenty of parking lot practices. I ride my friends 250R everynow and then. It's a fun flickable bike.
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    I've had my 250R since May and no where near getting bored of it... the more I ride and gain experience, the more I appreciate how flickable that little thing is...

    but if you want a 600, don't let what i say stop you, I'm planning on upgrading at the end of this year... put at least 10-15k miles on the little thing before moving up...

    and agreed on the MSF course, any new rider or anyone considering riding a bike should take that class, what I learned in that class has saved my ass many times. I can honestly say if I hadn't taken the MSF class, I would've crashed already because of something really stupid.
     
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    You won't get bored of a 250. There are some fucking fast guys I know who ride a 250.
    These are people that will hand your ass to you on the street or the track. On a 250.:mamoru:
    Plus, 250's hold their value very well.
     
  18. PcH

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    Interesting thread, I want to take this course :noes:
     
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    what's stopping you?
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Lack of money perhaps?
     
  21. Mint

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    Take it, its worth it.

    Plus the money youll save with your Insurance will pay for itself.

    Not to mention hospital bills.

    To the 250 owners and 600cc bike owners
    What RPM is your engine at at around 75-80mph in 6th gear?

    I was looking at a cbr600 f4i, like an 03.
    If i get a 250r, it'll be an 08.
     
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    I'm taking the class in three weeks! I can't wait.

    All my friends, experienced riders, keep telling me not to get a 250. They just say get the 600 I want and take it easy and they are willing to practice with me. So I guess that's the route I'm going after the MSF.
     
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    I'm hearing the same thing. I just cant imagen going from a 150cc bike in MSF with like 10hp

    to a 90+hp 600 cc bike.
     
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    Your friends obviously aren't that experienced if they are recommending you a 600.
    A 250 is capable of anything a 600 is, besides pure speed and crazy wheelies.
     
  25. Tom93R1

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    It's easier to become a better rider when you start with something a little underpowered and very light like a 250.
     

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