MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > Safety Corner > New Riders and MSF Course Info
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


FREE MH Decals by MAIL!

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 07-11-2005, 05:54 PM   #1
speedismo
OCD for speed
 
speedismo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,115












so I took my MSF course..

So listening to all you guys, I took the MSF course (Beginner course) at Awesome Cycles this weekend.
It was fun, the instructors were really amazing and very professional, but my take on the course is:
-More than money's worth if you are new
-Well worth the money if you have some experience, but not TOO much, say under 2-3 years of riding experience
-Not worth the money if you have enough experience, say 4+ years. Yes, it is a good reinforcement of things you have been doing all these years, but you will hardly have anything new to learn. Experienced rider's course whould be a definite yes from me.

To reiterate, this is inspite of having a fantastic instructor. Its just that the course content is aimed at beginners, both inside the classroom and on the range.
Disclaimer:These are just my personal views. Also, if you do want to take the course, I would recommend Awesome Cycles to anybody.

Btw, I did manage a perfect score. right:
__________________
Mama, I wanna go fassssssst!
Two wheels. Never more. Never less.

Travelomy:Simplify your travel.
speedismo is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MSF out of the way dosequisxx Awesome Cycles MSF Riding Courses 1 09-24-2012 02:50 PM
need to take msf but where CBRBuron General Discussion (Moto Related) 11 12-29-2009 12:04 AM
MSF skimo New Riders and MSF Course Info 21 05-14-2008 01:44 PM
MSF..... carlos flores General Discussion (Moto Related) 12 02-01-2008 03:25 PM
msf ?? 1badzx12r General Discussion (Moto Related) 2 03-13-2007 09:54 PM
Advertisement
Old 07-11-2005, 06:13 PM   #2
UrMyStlkAl
Senior Member
 
UrMyStlkAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,086


Bike(s):
93 CBR F2 600









Send a message via AIM to UrMyStlkAl Send a message via MSN to UrMyStlkAl Send a message via Yahoo to UrMyStlkAl
Re: so I took my MSF course..

Sounds good, I'm taking mine this weekend at Spring Branch so hopefully I'll come out of there as positve as you.
UrMyStlkAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2005, 08:24 PM   #3
tbone16
Senior Member
 
tbone16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 296












Re: so I took my MSF course..

I liked awsome cycles ALOT. Its a good investment, lowers your insurance and you get a badass coupon to Cycle Gear and a cycle bell. I thought my instructors were awsome.
tbone16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2005, 09:42 PM   #4
UrMyStlkAl
Senior Member
 
UrMyStlkAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,086


Bike(s):
93 CBR F2 600









Send a message via AIM to UrMyStlkAl Send a message via MSN to UrMyStlkAl Send a message via Yahoo to UrMyStlkAl
Re: so I took my MSF course..

To bad Progressive doesn't give discounts
UrMyStlkAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2005, 09:50 PM   #5
st3ph3n
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 5,139












Re: so I took my MSF course..

Quote:
Originally Posted by UrMyStlkAl
To bad Progressive doesn't give discounts*
That's who I have and you're right, they don't.
st3ph3n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2005, 10:58 PM   #6
Challen
MSF Lead Instructor
 
Challen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Brookshire/Fulshear, TX
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,516

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 2

Bike(s):
2000 ZX12R
2008 250R
2012 ZX10R




Re: so I took my MSF course..

Quote:
Originally Posted by st3ph3n
Quote:
Originally Posted by UrMyStlkAl
To bad Progressive doesn't give discounts*
That's who I have and you're right, they don't.
That's why we pretty much boycott them........Geico does give a discount and has lower rates also.
__________________
Challen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 03:22 AM   #7
st3ph3n
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 5,139












Re: so I took my MSF course..

Quote:
Originally Posted by Challen
That's why we pretty much boycott them........Geico does give a discount and has lower rates also.

They were cheaper than others but no discount for MSF.
st3ph3n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 07:08 AM   #8
Challen
MSF Lead Instructor
 
Challen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Brookshire/Fulshear, TX
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,516

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 2

Bike(s):
2000 ZX12R
2008 250R
2012 ZX10R




Re: so I took my MSF course..

Yeh, that's been Progressive's deal. They claim their rates are so low that they don't need to give discounts. Nothing wrong with that, you can't really argue the point.

HOWEVER, they will give a discount if you join the AMA (American Motorcyclist Association), so in truth, they'll give you a discount for joining a lobbyist organization (albeit a very good one) but won't give a discount for a safety course.

That kinda throws their argument in the toilet.

Geico just started hitting motorcycle insurance really hard a few months ago. So far, everyone that we've sent over there has gotten a lower quote. They dropped my insurance by 17%. Now, I only carry liability and theft, so the dollar amount wasn't a lot.

I'm just saying if you haven't tried Geico lately, give them a call when your insurance is up and compare. They also give multiple vehicle discounts and a discount for switching from another insurance carrier. For the instructors on here, they also give an additional discount for that. And yes, they do stack discounts.

There's a link to an agent on our website if you don't want to go directly through the company.

My .02 cents
__________________
Challen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 07:43 AM   #9
UrMyStlkAl
Senior Member
 
UrMyStlkAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,086


Bike(s):
93 CBR F2 600









Send a message via AIM to UrMyStlkAl Send a message via MSN to UrMyStlkAl Send a message via Yahoo to UrMyStlkAl
Re: so I took my MSF course..

Well since I just started my policy last week I'll have to wait another year to check into it. Thanks for the heads up though.
UrMyStlkAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 08:01 AM   #10
RACER X
what R you lookin' at?
 
RACER X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Richmond, Tx
Feedback Rating: (26)
Posts: 33,503

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 8

Bike(s):
'14 Honda GROM! 181cc of fury!!
'10 Aprilia Tuono Factory-SOLD
'08 Busa - sold
A few more bought
A few more sold






Re: so I took my MSF course..

i've had geico for over 1 yr now, came from state farm.......... right:
__________________
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
2014 GROM
181cc's BABY!
Trump/Zimmerman 2016
Make America Great Again!
RACER X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 10:51 AM   #11
st3ph3n
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 5,139












Re: so I took my MSF course..

Well I just renewed my policy last month so I guess I'm going to have to wait a while also. I'll keep them in mind when time comes so thanks for the info.
st3ph3n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 06:59 PM   #12
UrMyStlkAl
Senior Member
 
UrMyStlkAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,086


Bike(s):
93 CBR F2 600









Send a message via AIM to UrMyStlkAl Send a message via MSN to UrMyStlkAl Send a message via Yahoo to UrMyStlkAl
Re: so I took my MSF course..

Quote:
Originally Posted by RACER X
i've had geico for over 1 yr now, came from state farm.......... right:
Hey, got a question. I've got a friends helmet that fits pretty good, it's a medium though and I wear a small, should I bring that one or just use one there? Also, at the class do they teach you how to lay down the bike and stuff like that?
UrMyStlkAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 07:03 PM   #13
Challen
MSF Lead Instructor
 
Challen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Brookshire/Fulshear, TX
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,516

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 2

Bike(s):
2000 ZX12R
2008 250R
2012 ZX10R




Re: so I took my MSF course..

Definitely bring your own helmet (I'll just leave it at that :laughing6.

And, why would you want to lay down a bike?
__________________
Challen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 07:05 PM   #14
UrMyStlkAl
Senior Member
 
UrMyStlkAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,086


Bike(s):
93 CBR F2 600









Send a message via AIM to UrMyStlkAl Send a message via MSN to UrMyStlkAl Send a message via Yahoo to UrMyStlkAl
Re: so I took my MSF course..

Well I mean like if theres a proper way to avoid things, like how to fall so your foot doesn't get smashed by the bike when it falls or something.
UrMyStlkAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 07:39 PM   #15
st3ph3n
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 5,139












Re: so I took my MSF course..

Quote:
Originally Posted by Challen
Definitely bring your own helmet (I'll just leave it at that* :laughing6.

And, why would you want to lay down a bike?
I remember the classes having some pretty old and funky helmets.
st3ph3n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 07:40 PM   #16
st3ph3n
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 5,139












Re: so I took my MSF course..

Quote:
Originally Posted by UrMyStlkAl
Also, at the class do they teach you how to lay down the bike and stuff like that?

Want to learn how to lay it down? Just fall. :laughing6:
st3ph3n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 07:41 PM   #17
UrMyStlkAl
Senior Member
 
UrMyStlkAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,086


Bike(s):
93 CBR F2 600









Send a message via AIM to UrMyStlkAl Send a message via MSN to UrMyStlkAl Send a message via Yahoo to UrMyStlkAl
Re: so I took my MSF course..

lol, ill be sure to go outside and do that right now so i have plenty of falling experience before i get to class. I wanna be the best student!! :laughing6:
UrMyStlkAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 07:44 PM   #18
st3ph3n
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 5,139












Re: so I took my MSF course..

Quote:
Originally Posted by UrMyStlkAl
lol, ill be sure to go outside and do that right now so i have plenty of falling experience before i get to class.* I wanna be the best student!!* :laughing6:
By the way, what bike did you buy? I remember you hitting me up for my chicks 250 but didn't know what you ended up with.
st3ph3n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 07:48 PM   #19
UrMyStlkAl
Senior Member
 
UrMyStlkAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,086


Bike(s):
93 CBR F2 600









Send a message via AIM to UrMyStlkAl Send a message via MSN to UrMyStlkAl Send a message via Yahoo to UrMyStlkAl
Re: so I took my MSF course..

Badman's 93 CBR for $1200. Needs some upper fairing, fairing stay, and headlight but other than that it's in pretty good shape. I took off all the fairings that way if I drop the bike I won't crack anything else. Figured i'd leave it like that till the first part of the dropping and learning stage is over.

I should probably go get some frame sliders for it. I called up Cycle Gear for some last week but they didn't have any in stock.

I'll post some pics when I get to riding it. It's just been sitting until this weekend when I take the class.
UrMyStlkAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2005, 06:07 PM   #20
Catch22
Twist it til it hurts!!!!
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 19












Send a message via AIM to Catch22 Send a message via Yahoo to Catch22
Re: so I took my MSF course..

AWESOME CYCLES IS THE BEST COURSE IN HOUSTON. GREAT AND KNOWLEDGEABLE INSTRUCTORS AND LOTS OF FUN. CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE TOO AWESOMECYCLES.COM
__________________
MSF Rider Coach<br />www.awesomecycles.com<br />Houston's AWESOMEST Motorcycle Riding School!
Catch22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:46 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy