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View Poll Results: I took the MSF course
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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-02-2004, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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so you drop a hundred and some dollars on a weekend training session. That weekend is the most important weekend of your riding life!

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Does not fit with some of us older rides. Please note that I legally started riding m/cs in '46 & from '47 till '89 was in all forms of m/c competition.

There is a sort of form of the MSF course in Cdn, I believe started up in '68 & they tried to get me in to donate my time & skills as an instructor, but I was a full-time farmer & my spare time was in practicing comp, competiting, simply riding, & using my m/cs on the farm so did not have the time so NO I have never taken the MSF, yet I do have a Class 6 m/c license here in B.C. Cdn.
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I don't know if you want my vote or not, but I'm going to take the MSF as a way to get my license...so when I have my bike and am riding, I will have taken the MSF.

(tommorow I'm going to take my written test for my permit with my dad..wish me luck )
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I don't know if you want my vote or not, but I'm going to take the MSF as a way to get my license...so when I have my bike and am riding, I will have taken the MSF.

(tommorow I'm going to take my written test for my permit with my dad..wish me luck )


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it always amazes to what degree people ride unsafly and improperly. even when it comes to something as basic as stopping under normal conditions. i can't even begin to count the number of times i've seen people to come to really sketchy, unstable, and uncalculated stops at a red light.

they way i was taught to stop was to use both front and back brakes as an intirgarted system, while downshifting at the same time. at the actull stop, you put your left foot on the ground, and use right foot to brake untill you have come to a *complete* stop. this provides for the maximm amount of stopping power to be utalized. granted you don't need all that power under normal circumstances, but you don't an emergency is the worst place to pick up new habits. i learned this at the MSF course. everyday i see people stopping w/o useing the rear brake *at all*. i see them useing there feet to stop the bike in some kind of Flintstonian way. i see bikes coming close to be dropped at stops because people use the bake brake then the front then downshift, etc. it's reall insane how bad some of the habits are.

all of this can be overcome bay taking a simple 2 day MSF course. and i'm not even talking about stuff like proper turning, counter balance, leaning, thortlle control, road debris, swering, etc....i'm just talking about STOPPING for chirst sake.

so yeah...everyone should take the MSF course. end of story.

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Never took it, but probably will eventually.

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Well now I have my bike permit!!!!

I just need to find an opening in the MSF classes now, I'll probably have to go down to South Jersey for the weekend to do it sooner.
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Well now I have my bike permit!!!!

Congrats!

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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-03-2004, 01:30 PM
 
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I felt, like some, this poll didn't give the whole picture on training. I started my own with some more options. felix_98, see if it helps.
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