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Old 03-22-2007, 07:49 AM   #1
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MSF Works!

Had to get down hard on the brakes this morning on the way to work. I was following a car at about 40 or so on 146 towards Texas City. A truck cut the car I was following off, causing that car to slam down hard on his brakes. I grabbed mine a little to hard and slid the front wheel. I tell you, when the front wheel locked it snapped to the left, and then back to the right before I had time to register and do a quick release/reapply. I remember doing that a few times on the MSF course, and how to correct it. It all came back, I stayed cool, and saved the bike.

is Good, ALL the time... I'm sure it was his hand that kept the bike upright during that .0000025th of a second.

On another note. Its funny how they talk about reaction time in the training. You never realize how much it time it takes to react until something happens. It seemed like 25 seconds passed between the time I saw the guys brake lights, and me reaching for my brakes. Of course, it was all over and we continued on our way in about 3 seconds.

Be careful out there! And Bless,

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...I'm glad it's such a boring sport, what would it be like if they watched something a little more interesting, like football? they'd just spontaneously combust on the spot...
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:50 AM   #2
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Very Nice to hear you made it out of this one!
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:51 AM   #3
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glad you made it ok. did you go to the restroom after that to change your underwear?
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glad you made it ok. did you go to the restroom after that to change your underwear?
lol, no. I said a quick prayer of thanks and pressed on. I passed the guy later but decided it wasn't worth me looking over at him. More likely than not, he didn't even realize what he did.

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Old 03-22-2007, 08:29 AM   #5
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I believe it is against forum policy to publish anything good about the MSF course because it is common internet knowledge that absolutely no one ever learned anything of any value in that worthless course.

That said, glad you stayed up.

And I'm glad I took the Advanced course a couple of years ago as a refresher.
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I believe it is against forum policy to publish anything good about the MSF course because it is common internet knowledge that absolutely no one ever learned anything of any value in that worthless course.

That said, glad you stayed up.

And I'm glad I took the Advanced course a couple of years ago as a refresher.
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:laughing6

I usually get to practice something from the class everytime I go out. Last night it was the "piece of wood in my lane" that I had to drive over
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Congrats! Glad you made it out ok.

Nice to hear someone admit they used something from their course.

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I usually keep two fingers on the brake. It helps to cut down on your reaction time.
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I usually keep two fingers on the brake. It helps to cut down on your reaction time.

I always cover the brakes, its saved me numerous times. That 3/4 of a second can mean 100 feet in some cases.

There have been plenty of close calls that i have made it through and remarked to myself that "i remembered that from MSF."

I would definitely be down for an advanced course.
Maybe we could get an MH exclusive advanced course together sometime.
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I would definitely be down for an advanced course.
I took this last March. Lot's of fun. It's basically 'Day 2' of the MSF with your own bike. I'd be down for a refresher course.
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I always cover the brakes, its saved me numerous times. That 3/4 of a second can mean 100 feet in some cases.

There have been plenty of close calls that i have made it through and remarked to myself that "i remembered that from MSF."

I would definitely be down for an advanced course.
Maybe we could get an MH exclusive advanced course together sometime.
A group advanced course would be awesome. I haven't taken it yet.

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^^^yeah, it could be all MH. Like a meet and greet. Give people a chance to meet some forum people that they wouldnt get a chance to meet normally(like those of us out of houston).
We could do a bar-b-que or something.
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^^^yeah, it could be all MH. Like a meet and greet. Give people a chance to meet some forum people that they wouldnt get a chance to meet normally(like those of us out of houston).
We could do a bar-b-que or something.

Or Crawfish!

I'm down, and I'm sure my wife would go too. As soon as I shave her seat down on the FZ so her feet touch

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good job, might wanna practice up on emergency braking so next time you don't lock the ft end up in the first place. sportbikes have much more powerful and sensative brakes then the MSF bikes.

start out at 10-15mph and work your way up, you will need this skill time and time again.

besides the brake locking up, what have your learned from this event, and what can you do to prevent it from happening again?
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Had to get down hard on the brakes this morning on the way to work. I was following a car at about 40 or so on 146 towards Texas City. A truck cut the car I was following off, causing that car to slam down hard on his brakes. I grabbed mine a little to hard and slid the front wheel. I tell you, when the front wheel locked it snapped to the left, and then back to the right before I had time to register and do a quick release/reapply. I remember doing that a few times on the MSF course, and how to correct it. It all came back, I stayed cool, and saved the bike.

is Good, ALL the time... I'm sure it was his hand that kept the bike upright during that .0000025th of a second.

On another note. Its funny how they talk about reaction time in the training. You never realize how much it time it takes to react until something happens. It seemed like 25 seconds passed between the time I saw the guys brake lights, and me reaching for my brakes. Of course, it was all over and we continued on our way in about 3 seconds.

Be careful out there! And Bless,

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@ all the time , is good.

Good job on remembering the training.
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good job, might wanna practice up on emergency braking so next time you don't lock the ft end up in the first place. sportbikes have much more powerful and sensative brakes then the MSF bikes.

start out at 10-15mph and work your way up, you will need this skill time and time again.

besides the brake locking up, what have your learned from this event, and what can you do to prevent it from happening again?
Keep the brake covered, or alteast partially. Increase my following distance. Be more aware of the other idiots, not just the idiot I'm currently following.

All good stuff!

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