Took the MSF course this weekend
April 5, 2011 at 12:14 am #4364JoeSTLParticipant
I honestly had a great time at the course. I was very nervous in the beginning, especially after I accidentally popped that wheelie after about 15 minutes on the bike! LOL At first I had issues with the friction zone and getting it going in first. I had lots of problems during the low speed maneuvers like the u-turn box. And I can’t forget to keep my knees in! I did very well with the swerving, high speed cornering, and shifting, though was always a few feet over on the stopping. On the test I totally flunked the u-turn box, did the swerve perfect, didn’t stop fast enough on the braking, and wasn’t fast enough on the cornering. I passed the course, but the guy told me I squeezed by. Great. Thanks. Talk about a confidence booster…… LOL
So I know I have a TON of things to work on. I definitely have to get to the nearest parking lot and spend my time with the low speed manuevers. Does anyone know the best way to setup a practice area on a parking lot? Is there anything on the net?
In the end, I had an awesome time. I learned a lot of useful information. I couldn’t imagine staring motorcycling without the course. I do feel bad for the guy that crashed on the test, but he shouldn’t have grabbed that front brake during his swerve!April 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm #29444WeaponZeroParticipant
EVERYONE has problems with the u-turn box in the beginning. everyone who’s ever taken the BRC is pretty much in agreement that it’s the hardest skill to master.
this website is run by a guy who explains how to replicate and perform all the MSF exercises and then some. he also used to post on here. not sure if he still swings by or not.April 5, 2011 at 11:46 pm #29448JoeSTLParticipant
Wow, that is an awesome site! I wish I would have known about it before I took the course! Thanks a lot, this will definitely come in handy!April 20, 2011 at 2:49 am #29507
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