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Old 12-30-2012, 09:54 PM   #21
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I agree with what everybody has had to say. I never said that I was not learning anything. There were definitely techniques that I will continue to use and fine tune. Just did not need two full days on this to pass this test. I am glad that I have it over with now and an move on from here. Thanks guys for all the input and attitude adjustment. Remember to keep the rubber side down. Happy New Year!
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:30 AM   #22
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I think I will take the advanced course this spring. Likely I will learn something very important.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:07 PM   #23
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The MSF I attended was entertaining to say the least. The three guys sitting at my table all had gone out and bought used Harley's..they all three had also never been on a motorcycle before. (...and it showed in their skills).

We had one woman that dropped the bike nearly everytime she came to a stop. She didn't make it to the second day.

We had one guy that could have won an award, if they gave one for the slowest driver on the course. They made this guy do everything separate from everyoone else...that's how slow he was. Actually slow is an understatement.

Second day one guy got hauled off in an ambulance....lost control and ran out into the parking lot doing a very nice high side flip at the end. He didn't pass.

Then we had a couple of the "wheelie in the straight" kind of guys who still managed to pass. A "know it all" who couldn't seem to figure out clutch control.....said it was because it was a stange bike!

So I basically just sat back and watched the show! Very entertaining!
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:09 PM   #24
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Took it at Spring Branch CC 4 years ago and the newbies like myself got to ride 150CC bikes and the "pros" got to ride the 250's. It was worth $170 to learn some saftey rules and to bi-pass the riding test at the DMV. There was a cocky little that claims he has been riding for 5 years and couldn't negotiate the S-curves and failed!
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:42 PM   #25
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Yeah, I didn't learn anything, but I challenged myself as much as possible. Yeah they had to tell me to take it easy, but told me I really looked like I knew what I was doing.

Actually I did learn how to catch air off a 2x2 piece of wood.

I took the course a week after I bought my bike, and I still found it nearly useless, though the course took people who had never ridden and by the end they were keeping up with everyone else and that is what was most important.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:51 PM   #26
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Been about a year since I started riding on the street, still don't have my M endorsement
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:39 PM   #27
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Been about a year since I started riding on the street, still don't have my M endorsement
I went 3 years before i finally broke down and took it.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:25 PM   #28
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So you're a veteran street motorcycle rider who has never possessed a motorcycle endorsement?
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:40 PM   #29
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Never took the MSF.
Took the DMV test in NC.....on a sumo.
Testing officer was amused after the initial "been riding for years without the endorsement".
Just me and her and she passed me less than half way through the exam.
Told me to stop and go inside. I thought she had failed me.
I would stop and trails bike, not putting my feet on the ground.

thats been many years ago.
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