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Old 08-01-2008, 12:36 PM   #1
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Most Important Lesson In MSF

Hi yall i took the msf a few weeks ago and was just thinkin about it...and wanted some of yalls opinions.

What was the most important thing you learned while taking the MSF course???

Since i was a new rider, for me... I would have to say to look into the turns (SLPR) method, and always keeping your head up, harder than it sounds for me heh.

how bout yall?
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:38 PM   #2
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There are probably multiple important concepts for a newb to remember and implement in order to ride well/safely. You are correct -> target fixation is bad, so look through the corner. I don't go where I look (if I look at something besides the turn), but I've been street riding for a while. Most of the time I'm still looking through the turn.
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:42 PM   #4
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:00 PM   #5
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looking good scores uber poser points ... one should strive to always look their best
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:03 PM   #6
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that's why i washed and waxed the ninja yesterday

the most important lesson I learned was to not stunt on the freeway

j/k......i found the whole push left/go left interesting....and looking through the turns/target fixation....all in all the whole course wall full of valuable information.....
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:05 PM   #7
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very good grasshopper... u are on the right path
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very good grasshopper... u are on the right path
i'm gonna go sit at walmart later today wearing my full leathers too
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When I was an instructor many years ago, I had a 60 year old female student that locked her eyes on another instructor at the 90 degree corner exercise. He was standing behind the turn, and when he pointed for her to turn her head and lean, she did neither. Instead, she panicked and locked onto him. He screamed and yelled but she didn’t turn.

So he did what any wise instructor would do, and turn around and ran for it. He ran about 60’ until he hit a chain link fence. Turned around, with his back to the fence, he has amazed that she followed him, and put the front tire of her rebel right in his nuts!


She failed the class BTW.
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looking good scores uber poser points ... one should strive to always look their best
yes why buy the bike then, im a poser whateva ill admit it
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:11 PM   #12
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if your running late and speeding, and a cop gets you with his radar, exit greens rd before he can get over.

this is what i was told
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45 to greens to northborough to rankin to kuykendahl... PRICELESS
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When I was an instructor many years ago, I had a 60 year old female student that locked her eyes on another instructor at the 90 degree corner exercise. He was standing behind the turn, and when he pointed for her to turn her head and lean, she did neither. Instead, she panicked and locked onto him. He screamed and yelled but she didnít turn.

So he did what any wise instructor would do, and turn around and ran for it. He ran about 60í until he hit a chain link fence. Turned around, with his back to the fence, he has amazed that she followed him, and put the front tire of her rebel right in his nuts!


She failed the class BTW.

that's priceless.
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:36 PM   #14
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He said uber....
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Old 08-01-2008, 04:24 PM   #16
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mohawks are aerodynamic.
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How to jump to avoid bruises when the bike is falling and how to pick up the bike after I drop it... I may have perfercted this art!

And "?, look, lean and roll" - Can't remember the first hint, I only remember that when I think I approach the corner, I'm supposed to look through the turn, lean (push left, go left) and roll on the throttle.
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Very important part of the MSF class - they teach you how to ride in a parking lot! Don't assume passing the class makes you safe for the streets and freeways.

Take your time practicing what you've learned and allow yourself to progress before you take on the "mean streets".
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