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Old 12-29-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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Motorcycle Safety Course

What a freakin waste of my time! I understand the purpose and am not balking at why. Just irritated about how the vets are not separated from the newbies. I know we all start from somewhere. I get that. But there should definitely be a more expedited way to take the class for the state to verify actual abilities and roll on. Two days of going in circles is ridiculous when half the class can't even keep the bike from falling over. Come on! Sorry just finished my first day and my wife does not understand my frustration.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:18 AM   #2
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I totally agree.... If you dont know how to properly work a clutch before going into the class you shouldnt be riding in the first place. They should have a new rider course for those people.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:22 AM   #3
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Why didn't u take the advanced or expert class?
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:26 AM   #4
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I showed the noobs how to power wheelie a tw200 on the straight line part of the course. Maybe you should show them how to drag a knee when you do circles for 2 hours tomorrow.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:52 AM   #5
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You are awesome. I expect to see you with a crashed GSXR in a year.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:08 AM   #6
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why take the class if u know how to ride?
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:44 AM   #7
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:06 AM   #8
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Trust me, trying to coordinate everything you need to take the riding test the old way is much worse than taking the MSF for a weekend. If nothing else, enjoy the riding time on the little plinkers.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:37 PM   #9
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my buddy and i "got a talking to" when the instructor in Alvin heard our pegs scraping the concrete HAHAHA !!!

fun times, but a freaking 2-Day Course !!??! 2 freaking days !?!? really !?!?
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:43 PM   #10
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Why didn't u take the advanced or expert class?
You have to have an "m" to take those classes.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:45 PM   #11
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You are awesome. I expect to see you with a crashed GSXR in a year.

that class is a joke. Taking that stupid class doesn't make you a rider. All it means is you had 200 bucks and a weekend to waste. Huge waste of time.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:47 PM   #12
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my buddy and i "got a talking to" when the instructor in Alvin heard our pegs scraping the concrete HAHAHA !!!

fun times, but a freaking 2-Day Course !!??! 2 freaking days !?!? really !?!?
But now you have your class m and you've taken the super duper riding course. your riding skill is superb now
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:42 PM   #13
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The weekend class at Awesome I took almost 2 years ago was large enough they did split the class. More advanced in one group, and noobs like myself, learning the basics (again) correctly, listening intently, working to gain knowledge, skills, safety and confidence...we were in our own group with two very skilled and patient instructors.

Maybe you need to find a bit of patience? Maybe you might just learn something if you open up to the experience?
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:51 PM   #14
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Went to awesome cycles, had Walter , he made it funny and enjoyable. I took something from the class and with a make the best of it attitude I really enjoyed tooling around on those lil bikes. Made me want one. the way I see it, anytime on two wheels is a good time
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:03 PM   #15
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If you're a vet you shouldn't need to take the class... you should have done things right and taken it way back before you were riding.

and before anyone mis-reads that, yes everyone should have to take the class, I didn't meant that just because he did it for years without the class he should get a pass.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:44 PM   #16
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Boo hoo! Waagghhh!

Actually I have taken the course 3 times over the last 23 years just to keep my insurance discount. I enjoy it every time. I did not realize until the 3rd time I went that I can get the same certificate for insurance by taking the less expensive advanced course which I will likely do next year.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:23 PM   #17
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Boo hoo! Waagghhh!

Actually I have taken the course 3 times over the last 23 years just to keep my insurance discount. I enjoy it every time. I did not realize until the 3rd time I went that I can get the same certificate for insurance by taking the less expensive advanced course which I will likely do next year.
I took the advanced course last year, it was a fair bit of fun! There was a guy on a 1200gs that was power-wheelying on the straights. The instructor got in on it and was dragging exhaust on his cruiser.
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But now you have your class m and you've taken the super duper riding course. your riding skill is superb now
True - you basically pay $200 for an opportunity to take the written test at DMV LOL...

Soooo glad I got everything squared away...

I woulda never been able to go on MH cruises

2 days after I passed my written test at DMV, I started my screen name...
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:49 PM   #19
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You can learn something fom the class if you goto learn, if you already know everything you'll get nothing
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Good thing about MSF is that it may weed out people that should not be riding. I would rather have someone fall and washout in a somewhat controlled environment. I do understand wasting time but it does help lower insurance and any info you are able to glean may be helpful in the long run.
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