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post #26 of 79 (permalink) Old 8-7-2010, 9:29 PM
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Re: POLL: Motorcycle Safety Class

I would take the MSF but here in VT they want an arm and leg to take it. Last time I looked into it it was like 230 bucks and you were expected to supply your own bike.

Progressive has told me they will give me a $25 dicount on my ins for it but that doesnt cover the cost.


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post #27 of 79 (permalink) Old 8-7-2010, 9:54 PM
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Here in Denver it is like 200.00 for the beginner class and three days, and like 79.00 for the experience rider class and a half day, but on top of the insurance discount you get a discounts and stores with the "MOST" card that you receive upon completion.
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I wish here the greedy people doing the course wouldnt charge 75 one year then the next they want 250+ dollars, i dont see how them telling me what to do, or just watching a video and practicing myself would make a difference.
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I took two courses. Not sure if I got anything out of the 1st of not (back in 198 the second course (advanced riders course ) two years ago, I didn't learn anything that I already didn't know.

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I would take the MSF but here in VT they want an arm and leg to take it. Last time I looked into it it was like 230 bucks and you were expected to supply your own bike.
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The motorcycle riders involved in accidents are essentially without training; 92% were self-taught or learned from family or friends. Motorcycle rider training experience reduces accident involvement and is related to reduced injuries in the event of accidents.
Say, how much is your health insurance deductible? You think maybe $230 is peanuts compared to what you're going to pay in the hospital for a minor accident that you could have avoided?
post #31 of 79 (permalink) Old 10-7-2010, 3:30 PM
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if the MSF is $230, do a trackday instead.

with gear rental, it will cost about the same, and you'll learn a TON more about riding. I will concede that it's a different kind of riding. The MSF teaches you street-oriented, lower speed techniques. A trackday teaches you higher speed stuff, but I think it's pretty applicable at lower speeds as well.

when you've gone around a turn on a track at 85 with a knee down, entrance and exit ramps at 55 seem downright boring, even in the rain...

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I've completed the basic, advanced, and sportbike class. The sportbike class was by far the best one I've done (military requirement) They taught us how to take a turn at well above the speed limit. It was a blast. I think I've got 1 more year before I got to take the advanced and sportbike again. I think its only good for 3 years.

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Which leads me to a question. How many people have taken the class more then once? If so, how far between?
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if the MSF is $230, do a trackday instead.

with gear rental, it will cost about the same, and you'll learn a TON more about riding. I will concede that it's a different kind of riding. The MSF teaches you street-oriented, lower speed techniques. A trackday teaches you higher speed stuff, but I think it's pretty applicable at lower speeds as well.

when you've gone around a turn on a track at 85 with a knee down, entrance and exit ramps at 55 seem downright boring, even in the rain...
This is awful advice for a beginner that doesn't have any miles under their belt.
post #34 of 79 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 11:18 AM
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Looking to do the course in the spring, hopefully. Here in Toronto they want close to $450.

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Looking to do the course in the spring, hopefully. Here in Toronto they want close to $450.
Look around at private companies that offer it as well. Make sure they're government certified, of course. In NL there were a few of them, and they offered the course a bit cheaper. I did a refresher class with one of them in my second summer and they did a better job than the MSF, IMO. More instructors to students and one-to-one attention.
post #36 of 79 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 7:27 PM
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My course was an evening in the classroom and 2 full days of riding (weekend) for $450. It was a lot to fork out at the time, but I'm glad I did it. And not only because my insurance company wouldn't cover me unless I took it

Learned a lot. Witnessed 2 accidents (1 left in an ambulance). Learned from their mistakes. I am a better riding for the experience.[/color]

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if the MSF is $230, do a trackday instead.

with gear rental, it will cost about the same, and you'll learn a TON more about riding. I will concede that it's a different kind of riding. The MSF teaches you street-oriented, lower speed techniques. A trackday teaches you higher speed stuff, but I think it's pretty applicable at lower speeds as well.

when you've gone around a turn on a track at 85 with a knee down, entrance and exit ramps at 55 seem downright boring, even in the rain...
Talk about baptism under fire. A complete nugget probably would not yet have the fundamental skills and confidence to get TO the track, never mind actually racing in one.
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complete riding newb reporting yah having no experience riding what so ever... i wouldn't feel comfortable going to a track day. i'm not sure they'd let me either. here in texas the dmv tells me they require a msf or similar course to get your endorsement. the dmv themselves dont do permits and dont have a testing course for you there. im signing up for a course in a few weeks... and i can't wait

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post #39 of 79 (permalink) Old 2-26-2011, 10:43 AM
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I took the MSF. I thought it was great. Here in Florida the course is required for endorsement. The class ranged anywhere from $170-260 to take.
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post #40 of 79 (permalink) Old 2-27-2011, 11:37 PM
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I took the Ohio MSF last year to see if I wanted to pursue street riding. Great class with good teachers. I took the 2nd day in pooring rain, including the skill test. Passed and got my endorsement and some good confidence handling slippery conditions. I look forward to some of the advanced classes to polish up in the future.
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Been on motorized bikes since the age of 12. Cautious, sensible, and not acting like a fool with power keep me safe. Riding was encoded into my DNA.

Have I taken the MSF? No.

Would I take it? If it were free.

Should other people who are unlike myself? More than likely.

Also, my fiancée just recently took her MSF course. The one time I tried to teach her how to ride was on my Honda 50, and to be quite honest I didn't think there was any hope at all for her. During her course she never dropped the bike and only put her foot down once. I feel at ease a bit more as well as her

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in the uk you aren't allowed to ride unless you have - unless you are talking about advanced riding qualifications.

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Sure did. I know here in Nebraska, the cost for the class is fairly high (I think $250), but luckily since I work on base, my class was free. I wouldve eventually taken the class through the state when I had the money and time for it, but this way was just much easier.
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ive been riding dirt bikes and 4 wheelers for about 12 years i race enurance cars at the local track. i had not planed to take any safety course
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Took it before I owned a motorcycle

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never took MSF, i had MC endorsement long before it even existed

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^^ You're not bored of that VFR yet are ya?

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I took one and am glad I did.

I had never even sat on MC seat before so that course not only taught me life saving skills but how to actually operate a MC.

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For anyone interested, Lee Parks will be teaching advanced riding techniques here in Toronto in early June.
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^^ You're not bored of that VFR yet are ya?

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I took one and am glad I did.

I had never even sat on MC seat before so that course not only taught me life saving skills but how to actually operate a MC.
not yet.....but at least you're on the list

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^^ You're not bored of that VFR yet are ya?

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I took one and am glad I did.

I had never even sat on MC seat before so that course not only taught me life saving skills but how to actually operate a MC.
not yet.....but at least you're on the list
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