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MSF Beginner Course...

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Ok, so today was the first riding portion of the MSF Beginner Course that I'm taking this weekend. I was ok, having never ridden a bike before one instructor said I did well.

They did this thing of "Stopping on command" where the guy would throw his arms out when he wanted you to stop. The 'nice instructor' was very helpful as he would give good instruction on anything if you were like messing up or such.

The other guy, well, I guess it's a "good cop - bad cop" thing. He like threw his hands up in the middle of me shifting from 1st to 2nd, which was approximately 10' past the start point, I couldn't get my foot around to the gear shift to put it back into first and it hit the floor.

The 'nice instructor' was really cool about it, said that if you drop it on test day, you'd fail but he said that I did well other than that.


After my ranting and raving, I guess I have a question as to this:

When you do the actual driving "test" of the MSF Beginner course, what does it entail?

I've been told that the DMV road test and (from friends who have taken the MSF Beginner Course) that the test is just a "figure 8". The guy that was the instructor at the in-class portion of the MSF Course said all you would have to do for the driving test portion was like go straight, left turn, go straigh, right turn, go strait and stop.

Is this true? What has been your experiences?

Thanks and sorry for the rambling,

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i just took it about 4 months ago and the TEST is a written and then a skills(motorcycle)

the skills test is:

figure 8 (2 U turns in a row)

then a lil swerve

then maximum braking

then a obsticle course that is two right hand turns (no left)

it was really easy and the writtren test is way to easy too...................but if you fail that dosent meen you cant get a bike!!! just no no cut on insurance and you have to pass the DMV :thumbs:
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everyone but like 3 or so passed and there were some stupid people there..... :dthumb:
Grafixx01 said:
Who's gonna say I'd be an idiot to go buy the bike and continue to learn if I don't pass the test? I'm not saying I won't and hopefully I don't fail, but in the event I do?


no i meent if you waht still get the bike
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what was your score
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