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Old 06-13-2015, 09:06 PM   #1
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Can someone teach me how to ride?

My GF just bought me a Harley Iron 883 for my Bday. I've always wanted a bike but I don't know how to ride.
Does anyone wanna teach me? I can pay if anything.
If you have a training bike that would be better so I wont drop my new bike.
I've tried signing up to the motorcycle training class but its a month wait and I want to start riding.
Someone please help or send me to someone who can, that would really help..

Would love to meet new people to go riding with.
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:11 PM   #2
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Call other msf courses. Thats how you learn if you have never ridden before
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Congrats.. park the bike and wait until you finish your MSF class. Don't allow anyone to teach you unless they are certified. You need to take the class to obtain your M class license as well. Even if a friend teaches you, you wont be allowed to ride legally. Take MSF, obtain license, enjoy your new shiny bike.

Not everyone is meant to ride. I saw a man and woman fail miserably at my class. Taking the class will let you know if you should have made that purchase or not. Hopefully all goes well and good luck!
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Congrats.. park the bike and wait until you finish your MSF class. Don't allow anyone to teach you unless they are certified. You need to take the class to obtain your M class license as well. Even if a friend teaches you, you wont be allowed to ride legally. Take MSF, obtain license, enjoy your new shiny bike.

Not everyone is meant to ride. I saw a man and woman fail miserably at my class. Taking the class will let you know if you should have made that purchase or not. Hopefully all goes well and good luck!
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So you want someone to let you crash their bike so you don't crash yours. I'm surprised more people aren't jumping on this.
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Find someone with a standard 4-wheeler and learn how to shift through the gears. Get on a few slopes and learn how to work the clutch to stay in place and how to come out without rolling backwards. Once you adapt to it and are comfortable, try it all on a dirt bike. I learned majority of my riding this way when I was a teenager and it benefit me tons! I'd rather fall into the dirt 1st on a dirt bike, than drop a shiny 500 pound bike on concrete...

...or you can wait for the MSF class and try to learn it all in 2 days for $200. In my opinion, I'd give the 4-wheeler & dirt bike a try first (less expensive and at your own leisure).
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try it all on a dirt bike. I learned majority of my riding this way when I was a teenager and it benefit me tons! I'd rather fall into the dirt 1st on a dirt bike, than drop a shiny 500 pound bike on concrete...
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Yes.. go spend more money on a dirt bike. MSF is not cost effective when trying to learn and own a motorcycle.
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Yes.. go spend more money on a dirt bike. MSF is not cost effective when trying to learn and own a motorcycle.
cant tell if you are being sarcastic or not...
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cant tell if you are being sarcastic or not...
If you're starting from square one, 16 hours is not enough time to learn how to ride a motorcycle, especially on the street.
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I agree.. thought he was being sarcastic tho..
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I agree.. thought he was being sarcastic tho..
I couldn't tell either...

... but I am definitely not saying not to take the class.

OP sounds like she has never been on a bike, ever. So in my opinion, the 2 day course is not sufficient and will be a waste of money if she couldn't even keep her balance.
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... but I am definitely not saying not to take the class.

OP sounds like he has never been on a bike, ever. So in my opinion, the 2 day course is not sufficient and will be a waste of money if she couldn't even keep her balance.
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If op is fat enough the bike suspension will be maxed out and won't have to worry about losing balance or falling over
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