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Old 07-14-2013, 08:24 AM   #1
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Motorcycle classes going up

I heard from a buddy attending at Awesome Cycles yesterday that the price of the basic course is going up in a few months because attendance is increasing and they can make more money. Where will it all end?
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:40 AM   #2
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This reminds of something I heard about in an economics class once... "The Law of Supply and Demand", or something like that.

It's all about the "invisible hand"... Oh, and it ends when attendance stops increasing.
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im sorta new to texas, but can you just learn yourself and take the riding test?

we could do that in va.. sure stuff is different down here.
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im sorta new to texas, but can you just learn yourself and take the riding test?

we could do that in va.. sure stuff is different down here.
Used to be, but not anymore.
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im sorta new to texas, but can you just learn yourself and take the riding test?

we could do that in va.. sure stuff is different down here.
No. The msf course is now a requirement. The riding portion of your test is taken in the msf class. All you have to do at the dps is take the written portion.
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Used to be, but not anymore.
I Got my first bike 2 months after it became a requirement
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Now that it is required I figured they would go up in the first couple of years.
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Now that it is required I figured they would go up in the first couple of years.
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Its not just awesome cycles I'm sure.
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nothing wrong with making money and it will be a of a lot easier than the old way.
40 years ago I had a friend fail the driving test because the female officer following him in the car thought he should not lean in the corners, she felt it was not safe.
now at least you have people who ride judging if you will be safe on the streets.
in todays economy if they doubled the price it would still be a good deal.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:16 PM   #12
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nothing wrong with making money and it will be a of a lot easier than the old way.
The old way sucked and was the primary reason behind so many unlicensed riders back then. The process:

Go to DPS, take written test.

Pass written test, told you're allowed to come back and schedule a riding test. Riding tests were administered one day of the week only, and you could not schedule in advance.

Go back to DPS on test day (be there at opening for hope of scoring a test time), wait in line, get a scheduled time, leave.

Go back to DPS again a half hour before test time, and bring a bike, proof of insurance, a car, proof of insurance on it, and a licensed driver for the car. The DPS officer subjected the bike, car, insurance papers and licensed driver (my roommate at the time) to the most thorough inspection I've ever witnessed in my life. Completely , but the bike and car were both literally brand-new and my roommate was clean, so test drive was a go.

Undergo test drive with officer riding in my roommate's car behind me and they'd honk to direct me to turn left or right.

And people are about the MSF course covering the driving test? Give me a break. The old way SUCKED.
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I guess I got it really good when I started riding..

My state funded the MSF courses to encourage safe riding. Only $25 for the entire course and we rode their bikes
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You only have to take MSF once. How much is a set of tires?
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You only have to take MSF once. How much is a set of tires?
I just think that they should be doing everything possible to make it easier for riders to take the course. We all know people ride without a license. Might even be less RIP posts in the forum.
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I just think that they should be doing everything possible to make it easier for riders to take the course. We all know people ride without a license. Might even be less RIP posts in the forum.
Can they ride without tires, chains, sprockets, etc.?

Instructors like to be paid for their time. Don't you?
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Can they ride without tires, chains, sprockets, etc.?

Instructors like to be paid for their time. Don't you?
If it was because of rising cost then I'm fine with that. It says they are asking for more just because they can. That is the difference to me. I understand where you are coming from though.
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If it was because of rising cost then I'm fine with that. It says they are asking for more just because they can. That is the difference to me. I understand where you are coming from though.
it is a business, just like any other business... and the employees, like any other employee would not mind having a raise...they are raising the price just because they can, that is how business works...no profit, no business...don't rip folks off, offer a product at a price the market will bear and you will stay in business and make money.... price too low and you go out of business...I do not know any business that tries to break even. imo the many rip folks is a result of folks riding over their head... folks who should not be riding on public roads doing so... the price of the school or license has no bearing on that....of the 9 times I have gone down (on the track) in the last 17 months, 7 were my error, my ambition over rode my talent...the same reason for a lot of the rip threads
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At $200 its worth it. Great instruction and gives you an insurance discount. While the discount will pay for the 200 over time if you stay out of trouble
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If it was because of rising cost then I'm fine with that. It says they are asking for more just because they can. That is the difference to me. I understand where you are coming from though.
Then go to another school. There's more than one.
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