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Old 04-25-2007, 09:18 AM   #1
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Just bought a motorcycle

Hello,

Just bought my first motorcycle-a 1976 CB750 K6.

Noob questions:

In order to get my license, I believe it's recommended to take an MSF class. Anyone know where I can do this here in Houston (preferably Sugar Land area)?

How long do these classes usually take?

Thx,
-Keith

edit: looks like the Harley Dealership in Stafford/SL might offer a course...
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:25 AM   #2
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Call Spring Branch ISD, every weekend, $150 two day class St & Sun, 7-am to 5 pm, strongly recommend this class

Look up on Website, My son is taking on May 12 and 13
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:26 AM   #3
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HArley offers a course but its a tab bit expensive, there are a few site sponsors that have cheaper classes around the area, Congrats on the new bike, and good choice on taking the MSF its not required but is a very very very good idea!
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:33 AM   #4
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Take the MSF.
Not only is it just a good idea for a new rider, but there could be an insurance discount.
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:45 AM   #5
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check with our site sponsor awesome cycles
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or pm racerx, he's a msf instructor also.
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:47 AM   #6
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the class last only about 2 days.
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:13 AM   #7
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No you don't ned to take it but DO IT ANY WAY. what i learned in that class has saved my life Plenty times over from the cagers out there
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:27 AM   #8
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:03 AM   #9
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hehe, not gonna happen

btw, one of my buddies was in town last weekend and he used to ride harleys a bit. He had on some pretty sweet boots and said he got them at the Harley dealership and they have 'decent' prices on gear. Is this correct? Note, I'm not really into the crotch-rocket style gear, but casual/cruising type. I plan on going there after work to check on things unless I find out that their prices are outrageous. My buddy had some pretty sweet leather boots that had a single strap-said he got them for a little over $100.
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:33 AM   #10
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The harley dealerships I've been to seem to have a pretty high mark-up. But I havent been to many. If you don't want a dedicated riding boot then you might try looking for tanker boots at an army surplus store. Tanker boots are combat boots with 2 straps, instead of laces. Of course Amry Surplus wont have a matching leather vest, like the harley stores
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:08 PM   #11
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hehe, not gonna happen

btw, one of my buddies was in town last weekend and he used to ride harleys a bit. He had on some pretty sweet boots and said he got them at the Harley dealership and they have 'decent' prices on gear. Is this correct? Note, I'm not really into the crotch-rocket style gear, but casual/cruising type. I plan on going there after work to check on things unless I find out that their prices are outrageous. My buddy had some pretty sweet leather boots that had a single strap-said he got them for a little over $100.
You can actually get Harley boots at Academy for about 1/2 the price. I bought mine there for $80 and they were about $150 at all the HD dealerships.

Keep in mind that if you're going to take the MSF course from us (www.awesomecycles.com), we're going to give you a bunch of coupons that are good for 10-15% off gear, parts, accessories, and labor for your bike.

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Old 04-25-2007, 12:17 PM   #12
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Sign up for and take the MSF course and remember - any bike will turn around and bite hard if you dont know what your doing out there. I take it by your post that you have zero riding experience??
Please be careful.

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Old 04-25-2007, 12:26 PM   #14
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Quote:
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You can actually get Harley boots at Academy for about 1/2 the price. I bought mine there for $80 and they were about $150 at all the HD dealerships.

Keep in mind that if you're going to take the MSF course from us (www.awesomecycles.com), we're going to give you a bunch of coupons that are good for 10-15% off gear, parts, accessories, and labor for your bike.

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Sweet. I'll pick up some boots and gloves. It'll probably be next weekend before I make it to a course since I told the gf that I'd go to some geh party hosted by several MD's on Sat. wtf was I thinking? I'll try and sign up as soon as I know that I'll have next weekend free.

Thanks a lot for helping a noob out. I'll try and take some pics 2nite and post them up. Btw, my driver's license is expired and I'm awaiting my new one to come in the mail. Will this pose a problem taking the class?
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:28 PM   #15
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if your going to take a msf course i would go to awsomecycles, its worth the drive and money. i just finished my course yesterday had a great time!!!!!!. just dont forget to bring the donuts!
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:30 PM   #16
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If only there were a 2-day course for Fri/Sun :eh:


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Sign up for and take the MSF course and remember - any bike will turn around and bite hard if you dont know what your doing out there. I take it by your post that you have zero riding experience??
Please be careful.

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yes, you are correct. street bikes anyway. will do. thx.
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:33 PM   #17
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Its OK. Knowledge is gained when you ask questions and there are plenty people on this site to share that knowledge
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:27 PM   #18
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Take the class that Roger T is recomending! He and my brother took it and were very pleased!
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Old 04-25-2007, 02:09 PM   #19
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Btw, my driver's license is expired and I'm awaiting my new one to come in the mail. Will this pose a problem taking the class?
As long as you're 18 or over, it won't matter at all.
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Old 04-25-2007, 05:43 PM   #20
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if you take the class you will NOT have to take the road test portion when you go to get your license, you will just have to take the written test. dont take the class, you do both.

take the class, you will be glad you did. i had ridden bikes for years, then went years without riding, i took the class when i decided to get back in, no regrets, its worth the money.
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