Took the MSF test today...

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  1. ///M

    ///M New Member

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    Passed the written 50/50

    Got 66 on the uturn/swerve/135º corner, so I failed that, as did 5 other people :ugh:

    I mainly fucked up on the figure 8, brought the front tire out of the box a couple inches, and the instructor said that I was looking at the ground (I wasn't).

    Oh well. I'm getting my permit tomorrow, so I'll buy a bike/gear soon, get some practice in and retest within the 90 days :hs: I did learn a lot though. :cool:
     
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    I took the class 2 years ago, and it was pouring. Luckily I only got 3 points, lowest in the class, but almost failed the state test. The figure 8 was the hardest for me, had to put my foot down once or twice.

    In the uturn/swerve thing, is it the one where you had to do the slow-look-lean-roll and had to keep between the lines during the turn at a certain speed? I think the key is to keep your head up and roll on the throttle. Also look where you are going.
     
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    yea alot of people have trouble with the figure 8 tests. my instructor told us that she was more worried about people doing good on the life saving techniques
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    ours was rated that if you scored 20 or lower you passed.
    my girlfriend scored 2 points (she over shot her braking point by 2 feet) and i scored 3 points (i put a tire on the line during the figure 8 and then overshot my braking point by 1 foot).

    she was #1 in the class, I was #2.
     
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    Well skills on a parking lot don't transfer to the road. Even though I did well on my test, I went down once on a slow speed turn and dropped my bike twice inside two years of riding.
     
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    Junkie re-tarded OT Supporter

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    I also did fairly well on it but my bike has made contact with the ground um... 5 times so far :rofl: only 2 were both my fault and on pavement though, and only one of those did any damage (the other one was on the 2nd day I had the bike, at a couple mph)
     
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    well, apparently they didn't with YOU ;)
     
  8. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    I still need to take that course. When I got my scooter, it was big enough that I needed the endorsement, but instead of taking the class, I just went down to the DMV and took the riding test (scored perfect on that), so I'm riding legally, but I do still want to take the class. Especially since I sold my 200cc scooter (2005 Piaggio BV200)for an 1100cc muscle cruiser (1985 Honda Magna V65).
     
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    how big of box are you doing these figure 8s in?
     
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    20 foot?
     
  11. ///M

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    :werd: 20 foot wide, dunno how long
     
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    I always got the first part of it right, but when i came around to finish off the other side of the 8 i didn't have enough speed and gave it throttle at the wrong time which sent me a few inches out of the box :o
     
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    I lost my only three points the same way. I was doing the bottom turn of the figure eight and didn't give enough power to pull me out of the turn so my front tire crossed the line. :squint:
     
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    For the basic course its 20ft IIRC and the advanced course is 16ft

    First time I took the basic I did the 20 ft box
    2nd time i took it(i was there to support my g/f) i did it in the 16ft box and impressed the hell out of the class(mind you i've been riding for 4 years at this point)
    G/f finally got her own bike so we are taking it once more this s ummer to give her a refresher since she hasn't been doing much riding at all since she got her license
     
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    I was out on a test course earlier this week just to see what it was like and a Figure 8 is the one thing I'm worried about. The box I was trying to do it in - I'm not sure my bike can physically even pull it off.


    Think I'm going to give the DOT test a shot next week though (Assuming I can get in)
     
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    My instructor did the whole test with his Touring Harley with ease! Kinda made me feel bad that I messed up on my Blast.
     
  17. philcasi

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    i missed 1 on the written part of the msf and got 7 points taken off on the riding. i got deducted points on the quick stop and the long sweeping turn, i didn't do it fast enough and on the actual dmv test i missed only 1 question.
     
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    I aced the driven part of the MSF course. The figure 8 I thought was pretty easy. The bike is going to go where ever your looking, if you look a little outside the line thats where you will end up, the bike is not going to fall over, give it a little gas and turn sharp. I missed 3 on the written part of the test.
     
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