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post #41 of 92 (permalink) Old 07-07-2005, 06:17 PM
 
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well im a pretty big 15yr old im 6'1 175lbs so i wanted a 1000cc but i guess a 600 will have to do
im 5'10" 210lbs right now and im on a 04 zx636r size has nothing to do with it, actaully i just thought about this but i could probably bench my bikes weight. wow the bikes are getting light. but anyways no matter what 600cc bike u get if ur gonna spend the extra money to make it go fast then it dont matter which one you get. and also being my size makes it real easy to throw the bike around, its almost liek riding a bicycle. lol

BTW where are you at in pa?
and that i pretty f'ing big for 15yrs old
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post #42 of 92 (permalink) Old 08-23-2005, 05:08 PM
 
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$255 for the intermediate in SC, but if anyone is in the millitary active/guard/or reserve they'll pay for it
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post #43 of 92 (permalink) Old 10-18-2005, 10:47 AM
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It's only $20 in Illinois. I found it extremely useful. And the next day, I bought my first bike.

Plus, it's a lot easier to take the riding test on their little 250s while in the class, instead of taking it on your own bike at the DMV.

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post #44 of 92 (permalink) Old 10-18-2005, 10:52 AM
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For a new rider its priceless. I if it was $500 for the class. I still would say its worth it.

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post #45 of 92 (permalink) Old 12-26-2005, 10:48 AM
 
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I had some issues that jeeps couldn't make me understand. We would just get mad at each other. The MSF class helped me through all that. It made me a much more confident rider.

If you are just starting or have been riding for a while. Look into taking the class. You'll be glad you did.
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I had some issues that jeeps couldn't make me understand. We would just get mad at each other. The MSF class helped me through all that. It made me a much more confident rider.

If you are just starting or have been riding for a while. Look into taking the class. You'll be glad you did.
It may have saved our marriage.

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post #48 of 92 (permalink) Old 04-05-2006, 04:23 PM
 
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I can vouche for that!

Being a somewhat intelligent person, I signed up for the MSF prorgram before buying a bike... I know, it sounds weird right... There were so many people in the class signed up for the beginner instruction program and they already went out, bought, and rode home, their brand new 05/06 model 600cc's!

I was a little in shock, but then again, this is Miami, and well... intelligence is few and far between. Anyway, the guys had never ridden any form of bike, they just knew their friends were cool for owning one, and thus wanted one themselves.

Most of the basic riding stuff is slow speed maneuvering and accident avoidance. The information is invaluable as everyone stated, and I recommend the program to everyone. The program ran me about $250, and I had to go out and buy some gloves and boots, but hey, I would have needed them anyway.

I passed with flying colours (though the tight slow figure eights were difficult). Now I just want to rent some cruisers to go on some tours, and get a little more skill and riding hours under my belt, before I go out and buy one for myself.

Even my pops is psyched about taking a ride.

Great post, and I definitely suggest new riders sign up for the course.

Also, the Advanced rider program requires you to bring your own bike, as well as have at least 5,000 miles under your belt. There is also private instruction available from these same instructors. Very useful stuff!

Have a good one everybody.
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Gr1... you sure sound like a great knowledgeable and mature newbie! I wish there were more like you!!!




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As for the people buying 600cc's before taking the MSF class, just wait around for awhile and you will see people on this board considering/purchasing 750's and higher and maybe you will be lucky enough to see the rare Busa squid.

It's always great to get another smart rider on the board who thinks before doing something stupid.

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Gr1... you sure sound like a great knowledgeable and mature newbie! I wish there were more like you!!!
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post #52 of 92 (permalink) Old 08-30-2006, 07:54 AM
 
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Alright peeps its 9 days til the msf course....I can't wait, any helpful hints you wanna throw my way?
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Make sure to take your helmet, gloves, over ankle boots, and riding jacket. But leave your ego at home!




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Alright peeps its 9 days til the msf course....I can't wait, any helpful hints you wanna throw my way?
16 days until mine... I have NG drill the weekend you're taking it. Basically, pretend you've never riden before, and beleive they have something to teach you... And just like BRM... NEVER do anything until told to. Freaks instructors out when you think for yourself before being told to... Think about some of the idiots you've seen on the road and this policy makes sense...
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Make sure to take your helmet, gloves, over ankle boots, and riding jacket. But leave your ego at home!

They provide helmets. I need to bring everything else. I'm gonna buy some gloves probably today. I dunno about the riding jacket. They say longsleeve sturdy shirt... and I'll be rockin my Timbs'. Are sunglasses ok for eyeprotection? No ego here

btw: I have a pic of ovr200's bike as my wallpaper for motivation hahahaha
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post #56 of 92 (permalink) Old 08-30-2006, 08:39 AM
 
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They might let you slide with regular sunglasses. They did for people in mine a few years back.

Go slow and concentrate on being smooth.



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Yeah Tc... I don't mean to imply you would have a ego... just saying.

You could probably bring any type of good jacket. jean jacket even...




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its all good Gasman
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