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by RACER X 02-17-2010, 02:40 AM

since i get alot of peeps PMing me asking for info, i'd hope we could make this a sticky.

www.msf-usa.org

MSF (motorcycle safety foundation) BRC (basic rider course)


In the BRC, you will learn:

To have more fun by riding your motorcycle safely.
The basics: what to wear, how to start and stop your motorcycle, and motorcycle controls.*
Street strategies to avoid trouble and stay safe.
How to maneuver your motorcycle in tough situations.
Swerving, avoiding collisions, special situations,
lane changes, passing, and avoiding hazards.

The Basic RiderCourse is a 14 to 15 hour program, which provides classroom and actual motorcycle operator training in a controlled, off-street environment.

you will have to pass a written test as well as riding test to pass the class

at the end of class on sunday, the coaches will evaluate your riding. if you pass, you will be given a certificate that will exempt you from the riding portion of the DPS "M" licensing part. All you'll have to do is pass a DPS written test and eye exam.

No experience is necessary; a good sense of balance is required (you must be able to ride a bicycle).


What To Wear

long pants (jeans fine)

long sleeved shirt or long sleeved jacket

eye protection, eyeglasses or sunglasses fine. if you wear an open face or 1/2 helmet. most schools provide loaner helmets, but bring a do-rag as some helmets have been there for a while. your own personnal helmet is fine as long as it's DOT approved.

STURDY OVER THE ANKLE SHOES.

gloves, pretty much any glove. as long as their full finger gloves. but remember, if you take a fall, these gloves will be the first to make impact, so sturdy is a pretty good idea.

COST most places charge $180, but call and find out.

schedule: most commonly

fri night 6:30-9:00ish
sat 7:30-12:00 motorcycle range, 1:00-3:30ish classroom
sun 7:30-3:00ish

or

sat 7:00-5:00
sun 7:30-5:00

some places offer weekday classes and variations of that.

MOTORCYCLES AND HELMETS ARE USUALLY PROVIDED AT THE SCHOOL

realize, over 90% of motorcycle deaths are people who are self-taught, or taught by family and friends the class is a great way to get into the world of motorcycling safely. some insurance co's. also give you a discount for having taken and passed the class.


if you need more info try here or trying to locate a school, nearer to you try

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/msb/

I TEACH CLASSES AT SPRING BRANCH I.S.D.

near bingle and long point. prolly the most centrally located place to take the class. if you wanna take it w/ me, PM me and i'll reply w/ my schedule.

all the inst. there have been doing it along time, and are very good. so i can recommend them to anybody.

the schools phone # 713-365-5660

COST: $180
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realize, over 90% of motorcycle deaths are people who are self-taught, or taught by family and friends
I guess my mom (just turned 70 and had her Harley converted to a trike), her husband and his son, and I, have beaten the odds so far
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I guess my mom (just turned 70 and had her Harley converted to a trike), her husband and his son, and I, have beaten the odds so far
yeah, 3.6 of you should be dead apparently
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Well no, he's saying that 90% of all actual motorcycle deaths are from people who don't take MSF or other motorcycle safety courses...not that 90% of people who don't take the course and ride are going to die.


Nonetheless, that's straight up bullshit.

Still waiting for a source.
yeah, i know. it was just funnier that way.

I wouldnt hold your breath for a source, though.
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I tried looking for a source for that, but I couldn't find one.
Either way, I still think taking a MSF course is a good idea.
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I'm a new rider and I just finished my course at Awesome Cycles. A bunch of good guys over there that taught me how to ride and be smart. Enjoyed it thoroughly!
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I'm thinking of taking the advanced or whatever they call it been bout 15 years since I took the basic and my insurance won't recognize it anymore. Any body know how much it discounts insurance?
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I'm thinking of taking the advanced or whatever they call it been bout 15 years since I took the basic and my insurance won't recognize it anymore. Any body know how much it discounts insurance?
It discounts it however much YOUR insurance company says it does, usually 5-15%.
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realize, over 90% of motorcycle deaths are people who are self-taught, or taught by family and friends .....

There are liars, liars, then statisticians. thats a good display of amateur statistics
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i guess that now that all new riders need the class to get licensed, no new riders would be dying in bike wrecks.

or did i miss something?
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http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~john/vfr/hurt.html

a synopsis of the Hurt report

"22. The motorcycle riders involved in accidents are essentially without training; 92% were self-taught or learned from family or friends. Motorcycle rider training experience reduces accident involvement and is related to reduced injuries in the event of accidents. "
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btw this thread was copied from the MSF section, the orig. post is from 5 yrs ago, and i hadn't really read this thread before this.

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2577
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