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Old 10-25-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
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Okay, so my friend wants to learn how to ride, but he does not want to learn on my cbr... he is too concerned with dropping it/damaging it.

He prefers to practice on a 250 or a beater that is not too sensitive (mine has pc3, full exhaust, and the sprockets are worn, so it's a bit tricky to teach him on it) So that brings me to my first question..

Anyone willing to lend a bike for an hour or two? Maybe less? He said he is willing to pay $30 dollars (I know its not a lot, but its an incentive) or so for your time wasted and damage to your beater(if any) is caused. I also have many more friends that would love to do this and are willing to fork up some cash.. about 4-5.. so you'd make about $150-$250 bucks in a couple of hours.. They REALLY want to learn, but the only thing that is stopping them from taking MSF is the fact that they are scared of failing and losing ~$250. They feel that with a bit of practice before hand, they will have a leg up. Just poking around, PM me if you are willing!! Thanks a lot in advanced!!
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Good luck, hope someone on here can help!
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tell them to take the MSF. if theyre afraid of failing a class that actually teaches them how to operate a motorcycle, I certainly wouldnt count on anyone loaning them their own bike. theyre not going to learn a thing in an hour or two.
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I got a CRF50 I'd rent.
Perfect for learning throttle and brake control!
$50 for 2 hours with a $1000 deposit (not refundable if the bike is damaged).
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I got a CRF50 I'd rent.
Perfect for learning throttle and brake control!
$50 for 2 hours with a $1000 deposit (not refundable if the bike is damaged).
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i like the way you think.
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6500 and you can learn all you want on my busa....

on a real note check out craigslist for a cheap older 250 prob around 500 bucks and just need alittle work to be learnable.... or just take the motorcycle safety course.... thats what its there for... u can learn on their bikes and not worry and they teach u important things
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He prefers to practice on a 250 or a beater that is not too sensitive (mine has pc3, full exhaust, and the sprockets are worn, so it's a bit tricky to teach him on it) So that brings me to my first question..

Anyone willing to lend a bike for an hour or two? Maybe less? He said he is willing to pay $30 dollars (I know its not a lot, but its an incentive) or so for your time wasted and damage to your beater(if any) is caused. I also have many more friends that would love to do this and are willing to fork up some cash.. about 4-5.. so you'd make about $150-$250 bucks in a couple of hours.. !!
I'm sure someone here has an old beater 250 to lend a hand.

They're not asking for a busa or for a $1000 down payment.

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I think they're gonna have to take MSF regardless since it's required now to get M endorsement.
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They REALLY want to learn, but the only thing that is stopping them from taking MSF is the fact that they are scared of failing and losing ~$250. They feel that with a bit of practice before hand, they will have a leg up. Just poking around, PM me if you are willing!! Thanks a lot in advanced!!
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I think they're gonna have to take MSF regardless since it's required now to get M endorsement.
You are correct, they want to practice before taking the MSF.
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I lend a friend my wife's bike yesterday and guess what? IT TURNED TO EXTRA CRISPY
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soooooo I guess I can't borrow a bike for this Friday? :p j/k
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Did not know what section would be appropriate for this, so..

Okay, so my friend wants to learn how to ride, but he does not want to learn on my cbr... he is too concerned with dropping it/damaging it.

He prefers to practice on a 250 or a beater that is not too sensitive (mine has pc3, full exhaust, and the sprockets are worn, so it's a bit tricky to teach him on it) So that brings me to my first question..

Anyone willing to lend a bike for an hour or two? Maybe less? He said he is willing to pay $30 dollars (I know its not a lot, but its an incentive) or so for your time wasted and damage to your beater(if any) is caused. I also have many more friends that would love to do this and are willing to fork up some cash.. about 4-5.. so you'd make about $150-$250 bucks in a couple of hours.. They REALLY want to learn, but the only thing that is stopping them from taking MSF is the fact that they are scared of failing and losing ~$250. They feel that with a bit of practice before hand, they will have a leg up. Just poking around, PM me if you are willing!! Thanks a lot in advanced!!
My personal experience was that I learned how to use the clutch and how to get the bike into its friction zone without stalling on a GSXR 600. BUT, I didn't learn how to actually ride the thing. After learning how to use the clutch and getting comfortable with it, I took the MSF course and learned how to ride there.

I don't think it's a bad idea to practice before taking the MSF because the more practice, the better, but it's probably not ultimately necessary.
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If you fail the MSF course, you probably won't ever get the hang of it.
The instructors walk you through every step of learning how to ride, so it's pretty straightforward.

I lent my bike to a friend last x-mas while I was out of town, he totaled it the day I got back :( Don't lend your bike to people!
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I've got a TTR-125 (bored to 150) I'd be willing to help out with, if no 250 is there.
MNM parking lot preferred.
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hmm my friend has a ninja 250 thats not easy on the throttle. i think itll be perfect. he also needs money.. so ill call him up and let you know. its very hard to fail the MSF course actually.. unless you have bad cordination or something. they walk you step by step and guide you. they shouldn't even have to worry
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I GOT A SUZUKI 2001 125 TWO STROKE WITH A PIPE. I RECENTLY LOOPED AT THE TRACK WITH NO BACK FENDER KNOW, I BENT THE BARS BACK STRAIGHT, AND THE THE LEVERS ARE SHORT KNOW. I WOULD LOVE TO WATCH THE POWER BAND COME IN AND SOME CRASHING WITH THESE NOOB'S MY LITTLE BROTHER WILL BE IN THE LINE UP TOO. LET ME KNOW .OH AND I GET TO VIDEO TAPE IT . THEY MUST BRING GEAR FOR SAFETY AND WE MUST DO IT ON DIRT FOR SAFETY REASONS .LETS DO DIS LOL
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So what happen if they drop some1else's bike? Then what? I wouldn't practice at bubbas, it's all rocks in the parking lot, and it's a busy street, go to a big empty parking lot (besides, when they take the course it's not going to be on a busy street nor a parking lot full of rocks) good luck tho
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