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post #1 of 92 (permalink) Old 01-16-2005, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Riders.. It all starts right here

It all starts right here..Motorcycle Safety Foundation

Absolute MUST do for new riders (and once you get some experience, the Advanced Rider Class is excellent too) !! Invaluable information, skills & techniques that will last you a lifetime of riding.
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post #2 of 92 (permalink) Old 01-16-2005, 09:04 PM
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im curious (already have the begginers scheduled ) but like would you go directly from one weekend taking the begginers course and then schedule a advanced or what ??? is it the same price ???? forgot to ask i was so excited to get the dumb ass lady the info what the hell do they need to know your height for ??????? they dident ask weight just height
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Many states the courses are free, some you have to pay for, so you'd have to check the website or call them for info about that.

But NO, you don't take the beginners then go right to the advanced..especially if you're a new rider!!! There's no way you'd pass the advanced course a week or 2 after you just completed the advanced course. You need time to practice your skills and learn on your bike. The advanced course is taken on your own motorcycle, unlike the beginners course.
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It was free for me back in the day but not sure for it now. But like N4S said....you don't take both courses right after the other. Ride your bike and get to know it. Its going to take you a bit of time to know your bike so don't rush it.
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I got my first bike ever...a EX500...rode it around for about a month then took the advance coarse and passed with the second highest score in the class!! YEAH FOR ME!!!




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It was free for me back in the day but not sure for it now.
It was $100 out in Utah, but it's only $25 in Indiana. Not sure about the advanced course.
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I paid $50 in 1989 for the advanced class in NC
I meet the instructor while ridding and he told me about it and said I had no need for the beginner class.

My wife paid $175 for the beginners class in 2003.
I hate inflation!

Do you wont to know about race schools?
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Yeah I think it is $25 or so here in Michigan!




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i never took it. So are you calling me a squid Gas?
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i never took it. So are you calling me a squid Gas?

I hope not.
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i never took it. So are you calling me a squid Gas?
YEAH!! So what you going to do about!!!




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the classfor here in cali is 150 for under 18 and 199 for the older people ( LIKE YOU GUYS ) lol jk

it definatly isnt free but i was kinda nervis goin into it but my uncle is goin with me ( he has a ducati 916 and i have no idea why he wants to take the beginers course but i will injoy his company ) he has riden all his life he is all DUCed out ducati gear ducati rooms ( in his house) he is addicted lol i havent told him i am getting a suzuki !!! he might drop the class lol jk
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I just took the safty course last month. I had rode my brothers dirt bikes growing up but the course helped very much. Still learning and getting better on my ninja but at least I can ride on my own now. I came across this site and though maybe I would learn a thing or two from the people here.
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I just took the safty course last month. I had rode my brothers dirt bikes growing up but the course helped very much. Still learning and getting better on my ninja but at least I can ride on my own now. I came across this site and though maybe I would learn a thing or two from the people here.

NinjaZXGurl to the best bike forum on the net. Everyone here is very helpful and I know I've learned a lot since I joined and got my bike.
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Gas man? Thats a silly name. lol
Thank you all for the welcome.
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It's a few long stories...

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1) I work in the gas industry and can tell you lots about it.
2) I ran out of gas once! It sucked and wasn't my best moment.
3) If you piss me off I'll gas your family!




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I just took the safty course last month. I had rode my brothers dirt bikes growing up but the course helped very much. Still learning and getting better on my ninja but at least I can ride on my own now. I came across this site and though maybe I would learn a thing or two from the people here.
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NinjaZXGurl to the best bike forum on the net. Everyone here is very helpful and I know I've learned a lot since I joined and got my bike.
yeah you takin some the heat off me......some
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