Started riding class this week

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by futurerider, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. futurerider

    futurerider Active Member

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    Well, here we go.
    My son (25) and I (50) started the MSF class. We had class Thursday and Friday evening, then the range today :D Neither of us have any experience yet.
    What a great fealing when I realized what I was doing - RIDING.
    A little rough start feathering the clutch, but I finnally got it rolling. My son dropped it twice, but with a little personal instruction from the coaches and he was all :D :D :D too.
    Took the written test today and ACE'D it :s.
    My son was voted "MOST INPROVED" ":ap" along with one other student. He said "That is was easy when you start in the basement, you have no where to go but up"
    Tomorrow, more instruction and then the ridding test. Wish us luck.
    With a little luck we will be on the road soon.
    I will let you know how we do later.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Good luck to you both and just remember one important thing....don't use the front brake with the bars turned in slow maneuvers or you get a real up close look at the pavement. :D
     
  3. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Best of luck to both of you:breakdance
     
  4. futurerider

    futurerider Active Member

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    Thank You, thank You
     
  5. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    good luck.
     
  6. kyhdman

    kyhdman Active Member

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    good luck .i took the advanced in our state after many yrs of riding and really think everyone should go thru at least 1. jmo. learned a lot i didnt know.can follow other bike and just about tell whether they have been thru a rider safety course or not
     
  7. SportyHawg

    SportyHawg Active Member

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    Good luck -- and great way to go to learn!
     
  8. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

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    Good luck to both of you. Be safe and enjoy this wonderful world.
     
  9. DDogg

    DDogg Junior Member

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    Good luck to both of you and remember to practice, practice and then practice some more. Watch a couple police training videos on YouTube. After watching these guys feather the clutch and brake, you'll know you need more practice. And then practice some more.
     
  10. mrsbumblebee

    mrsbumblebee Guest

    Good luck....... here in Germany you have to do more than 10 hours riding before you can pass your riding test for your drivers license! I think it's really important to be well educated.