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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-29-2002, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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no experience, how do i get it?

I'm curious.... Is the MSF course a place to start with 0 experience? Where else would I get experience? Someone who rides already, another class or course?

I also heard that people who take the MSF with zero experience have a chance of not completing it.
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-29-2002, 08:49 PM
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MSF is the best place to start
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post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-29-2002, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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So basically, they will teach me from ground zero, no experience? All I need is gloves and some cookies?
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they will teach you from ground zero, all you need is the motorcycle gear and be willing to learn. After you have some riding time they have a advanced course, it's worth taking
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Show up with long sleeve shirt or jacket, boots that cover your ankles, gloves, and a good attitude. That's all you need. They provide helmets and motorcycles. If you have your own helmet bring it.

They teach you EVERYTHING, if you don't pass you either have no business on a motorcycle or didn't listen very well or try in the least. It is set up for you to succeed. They gain nothing by you failing and have no reason to fail you unless you MAKE them.

It's also a BLAST if you've never ridden.
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post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-29-2002, 09:05 PM
 
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Do your MSF, then get a bike you can afford to lay down and ride it everywhere!!!.
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post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-29-2002, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks a lot guys. I guess I'll just go take the MSF and try my best.

Any advice?

Oh and anyone located in San Diego? Coz I'm having trouble finding an opening to take it.
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post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-29-2002, 09:34 PM
 
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Different One,

As everyone was recommending, the MSF is the place to start.
I never rode a motorcycle 'til the 2nd day at the MSF course. I figured the course would either reaffirm my desire to ride a bike or not. The instructors are confidence inspiring and do an excellent job instructing. Ultimately, you will have to pass a road and written exam when all is complete with the 21/2 day course. Trying to pass the road test on Sun. while all the instructors and students are watching can be some what nerve racking, but just do your best and all will run its course. I was lucky to have passed the first time. If you do pass the MSF course, you'll be given a certificate for waiver of the riding exam at the DMV. You still will need to pass the written motorcylce exam at the DMV. Have fun and enjoy getting up REAL early Sat. and Sun. morning. I'm glad that you had the good sense to at least entertain the idea of taking the MSF course.

Good luck!

p.s. Also, there's a practial reason for taking the MSF course: can be a discount criteria for insurance companies.
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post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-30-2002, 03:28 AM
 
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This may seem like a silly question...

...but what does MSF stand for?

I'm in the UK and we have mandatory bike tests and training before you can go on the road...now.
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post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-30-2002, 03:33 AM
 
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Actually...

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Originally posted by apexismaximus
...if you don't pass you either have no business on a motorcycle or didn't listen very well or try in the least...
Not always true. My buddy dint pass his first time in the class (got nervous and there was a light rain), but he came back the next class (free re-test) and passed with flying colors. This may or may not be to the generous offer of letting him do some practice on my FJ (was I nervous? ya betcha...did he do good? ya betcha with a little coaching - helmet radios make that a cinch btw!).

So if you don't pass the first time - DON'T PANIC. Just think about what went wrong - try not to beat yourself up about it (too badly anyway ) and get back on that iron horse! Good luck bro!

BTW - def get yerself a nice used bike for your first. You sure don't want to learn how easily plastic scratches with your shiny new super-fast-whizbang!
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