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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-23-2003, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Need Help With A Bike For My Motorcycle Liscense Test

ANYONE ABLE TO MEET MEAT THE MVA IN BELAIR SO I CAN TAKE THE TEST? ILL PAY FOR YOUR TIME AND EVERYTHING. PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-24-2003, 05:06 AM
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what do you need? I see you have a bike in your profile, do you need someone to ride it up there for you, or meet you there and say that they rode it up there for you?

Do you have a learner's? I believe that of you have one, you just need to be riding with someone while you have it. till you get your regular license.

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i need a smaller bike. All my buddies said the test is hard as hell with a street bike so i was wondering if someone had something smaller??? I cant believe i forgot to put this in my original post. sorry. Oh, and i have the learners just wanna get the liscene and the smaller the bike the easier it should be.
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Take the MSF course and be done with it.

You get to use their bikes, plus you come away with some very handy riding skills that just might save your life someday. They have saved mine more times then I can count.
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Do you have any riding experience at all? I will second the MSF course. You will get a certificate saying you passed the road test at the end of the course. and you will have picked up good info and skills to start with. You can take it at Harford Communtiy College starting in April I believe, and probably some other places.

The road test at the MVA won't be any easier on a bike smaller than your CBR. If you can't do it on the F4, then you should sell it and get a smaller bike to start riding with. Like my SV I have for sale.

good luck.

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A little advice if you want it. The MVA test is all about control of your bike at SLOW speed. Find yourself a larger empty parking lot and lay out a slow speed course. Use plastic party cups and lay out a course with figure eights and slolums(sp?). Start with a large course and as your confidence grows, go to a smaller and tighter course. You need to go as slow as you can and keep the bike in control with your feet on the pegs.

Practice keeping the throttle constant (just a little above idle) and fan the clutch in and out to control the speed.

It's actually a lot of fun for riders of ALL experience levels. My fiancee (ladybug) is just learning to ride and she has started this way. Now that she can take her bike to the lot by herself, I'm going to take my bike to the lot too so we can practice together and play follow the leader.

GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!

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It sounds as if you are in a rush to get your license. Is there a rush to get this done now?

If you are unable to use your own bike, rather than someone elses smaller bike, then you don't need to have the bike you got. You need to learn on yours so you feel comfortable enough and confident enough to control the bike anywhere at anytime! MVA is well known for failing motorcycle licensee, just because. MSF course is a guaranteed way to NOT fail at the MVA. I don't mean for this to sound harsh, but reality is MSF is helpful more than you think.

I would highly recommend the MSF course. I took it 4 years ago even though I already had my license for 16 years. I did not have a bike for about 10 years due to having family. You would need to call early January to schedule what week/weekend to do MSF course. They fill up quickly, in fact my daughters had to go to Cecil County CC to take their MSF course, Harford was full.

Whatever!
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