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Old 01-09-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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Smile MSF Advanced Rider's Course

Has anyone taken the MSF Advanced course where you take your own bike, gear, etc. and do the course? What's it like? How long is it? What all do they teach you/go over? And how is it different from the basic MSF course? Worth the money? I was looking at doing it... if anything for the additional insurance discount, but I would like to know y'all's input and thoughts on it.

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Now that all the track day orgs are certified under the same standards / trans. code by the DPS I think I'd go that route and learn some real skills.

Ridesmart, with its staff of DPS certified instructors, provides 1/2 off and free leather rentals for first time guys. So it'd be about $70 for you.

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It seemed like the advanced was just a refresher course and covered things we learned in the first MSF class. Not a bad thing
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I am also looking to register in to this course!!! Not sure how beneficial it is. At least hoping that it will be a refresher.
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a few of us did this a couple of years ago to dodge a ticket. Its worth the insurance savings all day long
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It seemed like the advanced was just a refresher course and covered things we learned in the first MSF class. Not a bad thing
That's correct, but you're on your own motorcycle so that's a plus. I retook the advanced about a year after the basic class. It was a good refresher. "Oh yeah, don't look down, turn my head, eyes up, etc"

Plus the box maneuver was MUCH easier after a year of real-world riding.
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Plus the box maneuver was MUCH easier after a year of real-world riding.
are you talking about the circle 8 in a parking spot? If so I still SUCK at that and could never get it
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Huh...I wonder if I could do the box now on a decent bike?
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I took the advanced class from Awesome Cycles last year and it was... (wait for it)... Awesome! It was like the basic course minus the first hour or so where you find the clutch engagement, go straight for a few yards, etc... you get right into the MSF tasks. The advanced classes tend to be smaller than the basic course, and cost a lot less. Using your own bike is great. It still works for shaking off a summons, all good stuff. The day of my class it rained the entire time and I dropped my bike in front of the 5 or 6 other guys in the class. Sobered everybody up pretty quick. Fortunately my bike is a KLR 650 and didn't even notice. I drive by Awesome once in awhile and notice that they have lost about half their lot to construction. Apparently that abandoned honky-tonk sold and is becoming something else. I hope the school comes through it ok, as I have had only 100% positive experiences with them.
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track day > MSF adv course.

too bad they don't supply the bikes
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The ERC is different than the ARC. ERC is a half day, and the ARC is a full day class-much different skills, but both on your own bikes. What you are talking about is the experienced riders course, like everyone said is a good refresher. Contact MRH they are a sponsor here and give a discount to Moto Houston members.

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The ERC is designed to allow you to focus on turning, swerving and braking on your own bike in a secure environment. No class, videos or workbooks.
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Now that all the track day orgs are certified under the same standards / trans. code by the DPS I think I'd go that route and learn some real skills.

Ridesmart, with its staff of DPS certified instructors, provides 1/2 off and free leather rentals for first time guys. So it'd be about $70 for you.

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Will I get a discount on my insurance for this??? I really want to go to the track very badly so I can learn proper turning etc. but my mom would kill me
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