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Old 10-29-2006, 06:19 PM   #1
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MSF course

Well, finished up the MSF course this weekend. Ed (RacerX) is a great instructor. Couldnt ask for better weather.

Classroom stuff was straightforward. When asked what bike we wanted to get, one kid in there was said he wanted a Ducati 999 and had never ridden before
I hope he does ok though. He wasn't in my riding group, but I would have loved to see the look on his face when he first twitched his wrist and felt all 12 hp of those 125cc hogs on the range

My wife and I started out on Saturday, but she didnt come back for Sunday. She just wasn't getting it...started off pretty good but then started stalling a lot. I think fatigue and the fact that she didnt even want to ride started setting in, and she started getting a little frustrated. She didnt even want me to get a bike let alone her get one, but she decided to take the class for me (pretty understanding, patient lady). Ed was super patient with her, and thanks to him for being so encouraging.

Those learner bikes (Kawi Eliminator) are not made for tall people (I guess most bikes arent). I'm 6'3'' and when i did low speed stuff, I had to stick out my knees to do a full lock turn. On a positive note, I did drag a peg in a cornering drill, and almost touched the brake (im not gonna lie, it scared me a little). First time I ever got a rush going less than 18 mph.

Neways, I had a blast and finally got a chance to get a feel for riding. I am looking forward to getting a bike and hitting.....well, the parking lot first, but soon enough, getting on the streets.
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Old 10-29-2006, 08:17 PM   #2
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i feel your pain on the tall people statement.. im 6'3'' as well and at my MSF class the bikes where SO SMALL... i felt like i was sitting on a step ladder... or something close too it..
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Old 10-30-2006, 12:44 AM   #3
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i feel your pain on the tall people statement.. im 6'3'' as well and at my MSF class the bikes where SO SMALL... i felt like i was sitting on a step ladder... or something close too it..
yea, i'm 6-2 almost 6-3 and those bike sucks
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Well, finished up the MSF course this weekend. Ed (RacerX) is a great instructor. Couldnt ask for better weather.

Classroom stuff was straightforward. When asked what bike we wanted to get, one kid in there was said he wanted a Ducati 999 and had never ridden before
I hope he does ok though. He wasn't in my riding group, but I would have loved to see the look on his face when he first twitched his wrist and felt all 12 hp of those 125cc hogs on the range

My wife and I started out on Saturday, but she didnt come back for Sunday. She just wasn't getting it...started off pretty good but then started stalling a lot. I think fatigue and the fact that she didnt even want to ride started setting in, and she started getting a little frustrated. She didnt even want me to get a bike let alone her get one, but she decided to take the class for me (pretty understanding, patient lady). Ed was super patient with her, and thanks to him for being so encouraging.

Those learner bikes (Kawi Eliminator) are not made for tall people (I guess most bikes arent). I'm 6'3'' and when i did low speed stuff, I had to stick out my knees to do a full lock turn. On a positive note, I did drag a peg in a cornering drill, and almost touched the brake (im not gonna lie, it scared me a little). First time I ever got a rush going less than 18 mph.

Neways, I had a blast and finally got a chance to get a feel for riding. I am looking forward to getting a bike and hitting.....well, the parking lot first, but soon enough, getting on the streets.
what kind of bike are you going to get ,cruiser or sport?
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:29 AM   #5
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sport. I will probably start with like an Aprilia RSV-1000 or a Ducati 999....maybe a CBR-1000...





jk, but I wanna ride sport bikes. I'd like to start on an SV650
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I'm about 5'5" and I thought the Kawi Eliminator 125s were like little toy cruisers!
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