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Old 03-10-2009, 07:26 PM   #41
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I told him that there are other schools he can go to, but @ this point he has to have his M class by the 21st. If you know of a school that may have a spot this weekend I can push that on him, but don't misconstrue the time constraint for a wreckless attitude.
We have 3 spots left for this weekend. But it is the 3-day class: Friday evening 6:30-9, Sat morning 7-3:30, Sunday morning 7-2:30.


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note: MSF is a great training tool and highly recommended. However, generalizing folks who haven't taken the course into one group is dumb.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:32 PM   #42
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Maybe you guys have the greatest MSF schools out there, but I did not have a good time in my class. my teacher was unprepared and didn't seem to know what was going on, to explain the lessons, and he had picked up some bad habits of his own

And I couldn't wait to take the MSF before hand and went in with a clean slate hoping to learn loads! So now I just cant see the MSF course as the end all of street riding knowledge.

Also for the record this was not a class taken in Houston
I teach a MSF course out side of Houston. When I teach one of the first things I tell my class is that I am not going to teach them how to ride a motorcycle. What I do try to teach them is how to learn to ride a motorcycle it takes years to become a real rider and the MSF course should have given you the tools to learn no matter how bad the instructor was.


PS I hope it wasn't me and I hope you wrote the state or called the state and complained.
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:00 PM   #43
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I teach a MSF course out side of Houston. When I teach one of the first things I tell my class is that I am not going to teach them how to ride a motorcycle. What I do try to teach them is how to learn to ride a motorcycle it takes years to become a real rider and the MSF course should have given you the tools to learn no matter how bad the instructor was.


PS I hope it wasn't me and I hope you wrote the state or called the state and complained.
I know how to ride a bike, I just wanted to get better and pick up some new skills, and sadly was dissapointed. O well I think a track day will be more fun, and appropriate for what I want and I can't wait for that.

Don't worry it wasn't any of you guys, sounds like I missed out and should have made the ride up to H-town for the trip. I was given the number for the evaluation already, thanks though.
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anyone know what gear he needs @ the DMV? same as MSF?
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My cousin got into the MSF course this weekend...Thank you David!
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My cousin got into the MSF course this weekend...Thank you David!
No prob. Glad we could help.

Besides, I only do this for the money anyway.....
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:17 AM   #50
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I just finished taking the msf course this week & getting my m endorsement.
I had been riding over 25 years without ever getting a m endorsement or ticket.
I highly recommend the course just for some additonal knowledge & especialy if you have never rode a motorcycle .
I have never been down on a bike & hope I never will, the course is very good , if you have a good instructors.
I took mine through Mancuso in the 290 \ hwy 6 area.
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congrats man


how did you like the course
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:51 AM   #52
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how did you like the course
it was cool,very good instructors, good class.
We got out early both days, all the guys in my class had ridden before except one fella,but he was a quick learner.
Once I got my certificate, I went direct to the dmv office off hwy 3 near Ellington field & got my full m class license.
I had taken the written test before, so all i needed was the certificate so that I would not have to take a riding test at the dmv.
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did it the same way. i went years without it. took my written, then took the msf with my son
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did it the same way. i went years without it. took my written, then took the msf with my son
I had 2 instructors taht were both very good.
One of my instructors was 78 years old & currently owns 6 bikes & really loves riding.
He was a really sharp guy in good shape & high spirited ,i only hope I am in that good of shape & love bikes like he does when I get that old.
I am still amazed by him.
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i rode for a few months without my M endorsement. got a ticket so i needed it. went to Awesome Cycles and thought it was pretty bad a$$. i dont think you NEED the course if you are a noob rider but it defiately helps if you have never been on a bike b4. it helps implant those basic instincts that veteran riders have and noobs jut dont have. you can not take any safty course and just ride but you migh drop ur bik a few tmes and what not during your learning process. i would recommend practice time for anyone(especially noobs) in a parking lot every now and then. just my $0.02
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i rode for a few months without my M endorsement. got a ticket so i needed it. went to Awesome Cycles and thought it was pretty bad a$$. i dont think you NEED the course if you are a noob rider but it defiately helps if you have never been on a bike b4. it helps implant those basic instincts that veteran riders have and noobs jut dont have. you can not take any safty course and just ride but you migh drop ur bik a few tmes and what not during your learning process. i would recommend practice time for anyone(especially noobs) in a parking lot every now and then. just my $0.02
True that, it still takes practice practice....
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ehh MSF pretty much saved my life when i first started really taking the bike out on the roads.

thanks to those guys louie and david for showing me some things and racer x's reading material i like to think im still breathing..... thanks guys !
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