Should I get some experience riding before my MSF course?

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  1. D-FENS

    D-FENS New Member

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    I'm looking at buying a Yamaha V-Star 650 real soon, and I also plan on taking the MSF course. I have no expierence at all riding a motorcycle (though I can ride a bicycle fine). None of my friends have bikes either. Should I buy the bike first, or would the course expect me not to know how to ride at all?

    Also, I'm looking at this bike right here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1999...048QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item260031321749

    Should I not buy a bike I don't see in person? I doubt I'd be able to test-ride one at a dealership, since I'm only 17. I've read reviews by other people my size/weight who say it fits them fine, though.
     
  2. RedDawg

    RedDawg Well-Known Member

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    i took the MSF about a month ago and prior to the class i had never even sat on a motorcycle before. I'd suggest take the class first before you buy a bike just to make sure you actually like it.
     
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    my wife had never touched a motorcycle before taking the class. By the end of day 1 she was weaving around the cones like she'd been doing it for years.

    get some expiernce if it'll make you feel better but you really don't need it.
     
  4. geartex

    geartex New Member

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    no prior riding experience necessary.
     
  5. SBandit4

    SBandit4 If shit hits the fan, just make sure you have a go

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    Take the course first.
     
  6. Tom93R1

    Tom93R1 Member

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    Better to take the course first than to buy the bike and risk wrecking it right away because you didnt know how to ride.
     
  7. Junkie

    Junkie re-tarded OT Supporter

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    take the course first so that you fuck up their bikes, not yours.
     
  8. mnewell

    mnewell Lucy.

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    My girl took the class without any riding experience (other than being a passenger) at all.

    At the end of the course she had the highest score in the class.

    :coolugh: She even got a higher score than me and I'd been riding all my life. :coolugh:
     
  9. trez157

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

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    take the course first, as everyone has said. They dont expect you to know how to ride at all.
     

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