August 25, 2008 at 2:59 am #1966sv380cParticipant
Well today was day 3 of the final 3 day MSF course. I am happy to say I passed! I know people have posted information about the course. But I would recommend it to everyone, every and any rider, with or without any expereience. I learned alot from this course and had a blast!!!August 25, 2008 at 3:06 am #11110
Today was my second and final day as well for that course. Everyone in my class of twelve students passed. Nobody scored perfectly though. I know where I screwed up and it was when I was making figure eights and tight, slow speed turns. Those I’d like to practice more on. Other than that, I was good in everywhere else. The whole class had fun and enjoyed it. Our instructors were patient and had a sense of humor.
I’d recommend this course to anyone who had the desire to ride a motorcycle. But before signing up for this course, they should at least be familiar with standard shift.August 25, 2008 at 3:54 am #11111AnonymousGuest
Only 8 of 12 people passed my MSF course this weekend (I was 1 of the 8 btw). Lots of crashes in my class, one drove bike into a ditch, one let go of clutch gave it full throttle and went flying (dislocating her finger), and 3 people went sliding in the swerve.August 25, 2008 at 5:04 am #11115megaspazParticipant
Yeowch! Never heard of that many incidents in a single class before… amazazing…
If there’s anything more important than my ego
around, I want it caught and shot now…August 25, 2008 at 12:52 pm #11117
That must have been a heck of a class Anonymous. In our class of twelve there hasn’t been one crash, drop, or injury over the two long days of riding. Maybe an engine stall here and there, but most of our class already had some riding experience. Although in another class they mentioned dismissing people for being an hour late but I’m sure all classes are like that wherever you go due to the amount of material they need to cover.August 25, 2008 at 2:07 pm #11125
Worst injury I know of was a friend that broke his leg during the course. He popped the clutch during a slow turn and the bike dropped. He tried to catch the bike and his fibula was broken by the back wheel axle when it landed. He knows that he should have just gotten clear once he knew the bike was going down but he thought he could keep it up.August 25, 2008 at 10:29 pm #11163AnonymousGuest
Will i be ok if i take the course without any riding experience at all?August 25, 2008 at 10:38 pm #11164smokeizfireParticipant
find out. No pun intended
HE WHO DIES WITH THE MOST TOYS WINSAugust 26, 2008 at 12:42 am #11168Chris PParticipant
You will be fine. Both me and my wife passed and neither of us had any experience before we got there. I will say this tho, don’t expect to be a pro once you are done. There is a lot of learning and getting used to everything even after the class. Like was mentioned, once you pass you really are “parking lot” qualified. Take your time, ride within your abilities and you’ll do greatAugust 26, 2008 at 12:58 am #11170CBennettParticipant
I got mine starting Sept 7th/9th and then the 14th/16th(15 hours total) im debating taking the Ninja (i should have it back by then) or just using one of theirs in case i drop it lol…..im leaning to theirsAugust 26, 2008 at 6:29 am #11186jbravoParticipant
Do you need the boots and gloves the first day? or is it just in-class literature and the like.August 26, 2008 at 10:35 am #11188
^^^ Yes, I would bring boots and gloves on the first day. My first day was 4 hours of classroom literature and then five hours of range time. I did take the two day course that went from 8am until 6pm, and you were tired after each day.August 26, 2008 at 1:31 pm #11197
If your first day in class is 4 hours then you will only do the classroom work and won’t need gloves and boots. If you have a full 8 hour day then you will need them later in the day.August 26, 2008 at 8:07 pm #11214jbravoParticipant
oh alright, i start at 6 today =] until 8:30 i think. thanks.August 26, 2008 at 8:12 pm #11215
That’s only 2 and a half hours. Sounds short for an MSF class. My evening class was 5 x 4 hour classes. First 4 was text book and the rest was mainly riding.
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