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Old 04-25-2007, 06:29 PM   #21
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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.

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Old 04-25-2007, 09:14 PM   #22
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Took mine there as well! U will learn a lot and have some fun as well!
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:58 PM   #23
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Took mine there as well! U will learn a lot and have some fun as well!
LOL......we were talking about ya'll last class...........:laughing6

You know your pic's on the website, right?
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:31 PM   #24
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mine is there too. im uglier than i thought....
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where is the class of 4-23-07????????????
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:46 AM   #26
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LOL......we were talking about ya'll last class...........:laughing6

You know your pic's on the website, right?
They must have stopped doing the pictures for awhile (took the class back in like June 06). They didn't take our class picture (but then it was also raining all day too :eh: which btw, made for some soggy riding).
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mine is there too. im uglier than i thought....

Yeh, like you didn't already know that.........
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:50 AM   #28
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where is the class of 4-23-07????????????
It'll go up next Tue or Wed.
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:52 AM   #29
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They must have stopped doing the pictures for awhile (took the class back in like June 06). They didn't take our class picture (but then it was also raining all day too :eh: which btw, made for some soggy riding).
We actually didn't start doing them until this year. Any before that were just some random ones that Instructors had done on their own. Sorry yours didn't get taken.
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:53 AM   #30
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moduleum.........sorry for the highjack :confused2

hey..you know what? whatever!


Took the msf class this weekend. Had a blast and really learned a lot. Had the (un)fortunate opportunity of having Challen/Sam as instructors.

Only thing I don't get is why everyone doesnt' make a perfect score on the written. That thing was so easy...or maybe I'm just too smart for my own britches..

Only missed a few points on the riding. Gotta practice on accelerating out of turns and using my back brake every time. Thx again guys. Hopefully I'll finish bondo-ing my tank and have the cb750 put back together by this weekend!
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:17 AM   #32
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and using my back brake every time.
Huhm, using the back brake is something that really depends, I think. I heard on cruiser type bikes, you use them a lot more, and someone correct me if I am wrong. On other bikes, you use mainly the front, which has about 90% of the stopping power anyways. The rear brack can cause sliding and crashing if applied incorrectly. Happened to me once on a wet surface, and I was only going 5 mph. I had only been riding for a month and after that, I was told by tons of people not to use it. You will hear different opinions on it though. Best, try it in a parking lot and get familiar with your bike's braking.

About the gear, don't dress for cool but for the crash. There are a lot of jackets, boots, gloves and pants that fit every style but make sure they will protect you in a crash.
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If not in an emergency braking situation I will use both front and rear to get 95% of the way stopped and then the last 5% I just use the rears. Not sure why ... just something I do. If I need to modulate my speed, I use engine braking or rear brakes (never in a turn, not confident to do that yet)
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:35 AM   #36
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:37 AM   #37
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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,
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edit: looks like the Harley Dealership in Stafford/SL might offer a course...
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Congratulations on the new bike. I think everyone here will agree on this. Take the msf course and get good gear. I took the MSF class months after I had been riding on the streets but even if you are an experienced rider, you will learn something from the msf course. Sadly, the weekend I took the course it was raining. The second day was horrible. I was so cold and wet. I doubt anyone wanted to be there, everyone seemed so miserable. Two people even crashed because of the rain!

+1 on the msf course idea. I think it should be required and in some instances, it will get you a discount on your insurance.
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