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Old 09-25-2007, 10:08 AM   #21
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They tell you up front that it is your responsibility to provide a licensed and insured driver, as well as a vehicle for them to ride in. Did you really expect they would just ignore the fact that the inspection was out? Not like they work for DPS or anything.... last time (long time ago) I took a driving test, they walked around the car and checked tires and signals and brake lights before they would get in.

MSF costs a little, and takes up a couple days of your time, but not only does it save the DPS hassle, but you can actually learn some things about your bike and save some money on your insurance...


.. why did that end up sounding like a Gieco commecial? Where is that lizard anyhow.... LOL!
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:08 AM   #22
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I Just got back and they werent gonna test me cuz i took off the DOT sticker on the back of my helmet, but one lady gave me the ok cuz it said it was SNELL approved. Anyways I passed and this is done with finally!
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I Just got back and they werent gonna test me cuz i took off the DOT sticker on the back of my helmet, but one lady gave me the ok cuz it said it was SNELL approved. Anyways I passed and this is done with finally!
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I went and took the written test last week and am afraid to try and get the driving portion done since I will have to take an entire day off of work for it. I would be if something small caused them to not let me pass.
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:16 PM   #26
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true, but i also dont have 160 dollars to just spend like its nothing either

So if you don't have $160 dollars to spend how are you going to afford the maintenance that comes with the 07 600RR?

Also you will save money on your insurance after you have taking the MSF course and you will have valuable skills that might just save your life.
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true, but i also dont have 160 dollars to just spend like its nothing either
...some serious re-evaluation might be in order.
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So if you don't have $160 dollars to spend how are you going to afford the maintenance that comes with the 07 600RR?

Also you will save money on your insurance after you have taking the MSF course and you will have valuable skills that might just save your life.
My Bike is my daily driver so any type of maintenance is factored into my bugdet, between school and many other things i cant afford to take the course, Sure it is a good idea but u r probably sayin that from a point of view where money is not tight. If I have to buy a 150 dollar book for class i will definetly put that before a MSF class that is not required by law.
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My Bike is my daily driver so any type of maintenance is factored into my bugdet, between school and many other things i cant afford to take the course, Sure it is a good idea but u r probably sayin that from a point of view where money is not tight. If I have to buy a 150 dollar book for class i will definetly put that before a MSF class that is not required by law.
try workin the streets...you'll be rollin' in the dough soon enough
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My Bike is my daily driver so any type of maintenance is factored into my bugdet, between school and many other things i cant afford to take the course, Sure it is a good idea but u r probably sayin that from a point of view where money is not tight. If I have to buy a 150 dollar book for class i will definetly put that before a MSF class that is not required by law.
Ls--I don't normally get into these discussions too seriously, but what you're saying is resonating in a terrible way. I teach college English. This past summer, one of my students--a very beautiful, vibrant woman--bypassed MSF and the advice of experienced riders who care about safety. Her textbook for that class, about $90, is probably is some box somewhere with the rest of her possessions because she died 3 weeks into the class. She was coming over the causeway from Galveston and came up on a stalled car; she didn't have the skills that MSF would have taught her.

If you aren't receptive to taking the course, at least keep a really open mind about what the riders here have to say. No one's picking on you; we just don't want to read about another "rider down." These things are frighteningly predictable.
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Ls--I don't normally get into these discussions too seriously, but what you're saying is resonating in a terrible way. I teach college English. This past summer, one of my students--a very beautiful, vibrant woman--bypassed MSF and the advice of experienced riders who care about safety. Her textbook for that class, about $90, is probably is some box somewhere with the rest of her possessions because she died 3 weeks into the class. She was coming over the causeway from Galveston and came up on a stalled car; she didn't have the skills that MSF would have taught her.

If you aren't receptive to taking the course, at least keep a really open mind about what the riders here have to say. No one's picking on you; we just don't want to read about another "rider down." These things are frighteningly predictable.
Im not sayin anything bad about the MSF and if i had the money i would take it but the simple fact is that i make just enough to cover my bills right now and thats it! Some one give me 160 dollars and ill take it, other then that i will not
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Im not sayin anything bad about the MSF and if i had the money i would take it but the simple fact is that i make just enough to cover my bills right now and thats it! Some one give me 160 dollars and ill take it, other then that i will not
You're young and fit, right? Go donate plasma! You'll make some mula and help save lives. It's a win-win situation.
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Shut ur fukin mouth, i dont believe that is appropriate at all
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My Bike is my daily driver so any type of maintenance is factored into my bugdet, between school and many other things i cant afford to take the course, Sure it is a good idea but u r probably sayin that from a point of view where money is not tight. If I have to buy a 150 dollar book for class i will definetly put that before a MSF class that is not required by law.
I am a student also but have come up with ways to afford my way of living and track addiction. I work hard and play harder. Just an FYI bikes take a lot more maintenace than a car ever would so hopefully you have something saved up or a plan to handle these situations as $100 is pocket change when working on a bike.
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I Just got back and they werent gonna test me cuz i took off the DOT sticker on the back of my helmet, but one lady gave me the ok cuz it said it was SNELL approved. Anyways I passed and this is done with finally!
you can now be ticketed for having a non DOT lid. taking the sticker off was stupid.

as for $. you 'll save that $150 (current pice) on insurance discounts, let alone the whole learning thing.

best of luck, odds are against you MSF or not.
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