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Signed up this evening, one of my New Years' resolutions, for MSF in a couple of weeks at CPCC. Anyone have any bits of wisdom they can share?

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TexVFR750 said:
Anyone have any bits of wisdom they can share?
Do wheelies in class, they love that!:D
 

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Wear full leathers so you don't get injured by one of the other stooges in class running over you or falling on you :D

Seriously though, My wife went to the first day of the class and was told her boots weren't high enough (though I thought they were fine since they were "boots" in my opinion). So wear at least riding boots if you can.

Oh, and get ready for the kick of those powerful training bikes they got. Word has it they switched over to Busa's to keep up with the trends of the "first time biker" :laughing
 

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Oh, and get ready for the kick of those powerful training bikes they got. Word has it they switched over to Busa's to keep up with the trends of the "first time biker" :laughing
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Show up in full leathers.......And brag about how you never-ever roded before...And how much you enjoyed movies like Torque, and BikerBoyz.......And you want a piece of that action:wheelie
 

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Keep talking about how you are going trick out the busa you are going bo buy with an air shifter and extended swingarm to pick up all the bitches........:D
 

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Yeah .........go in there and listen to what they might have to teach. Since youve been riding already youll find that they will have a few pointers that you dont do. Mostly it will be stuff youve learned already. Once you finish sign up for the advanced class. Then once finished call your insurance company and get a discount.
 

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FWIW: I was told NC does not Honor the MSF course for insurance discounts. NC blows monkey balls when it comes to insurance amongst other things.
 

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They want you to have gloves of any kind (except latex, I suppose). Don't forget them. And you need boots that cover your ankle. If you don't have them, go to walmart and pick up a pair for $20 or under. And remember, a 0 score is good :)
 

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It knocked mine down when I was in NC
I think it depends on your carrier.:thumb If your insurance company doesn't look for one that does.:D
 

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I got a discount for the MSF.

There are some good things to be learned from the MSF. If you have been riding for a while, you will probably have some habits they don't like (mine was two finger braking :D). Just go in with an open mind and be willing to learn :thumb.
 

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I think the insurance discount really depends on who you go with. Ill tell you now geico gives you a discount for everything you do to become a better driver.

I wonder if I get a track school knocked out if they'll give me a discount on umm my deductable:laughing
 

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TLstreak said:
I think the insurance discount really depends on who you go with. Ill tell you now geico gives you a discount for everything you do to become a better driver.

I wonder if I get a track school knocked out if they'll give me a discount on umm my deductable:laughing
Jeff, I'm glad you are considering a track school; you'll love it.

There are a lot of good things to learn in both the basic and advanced MSF courses. Some things you learn, like the whole five fingered braking thing, are tailored toward brand new riders and won't make sense to somebody who already has experience. Just remember, they have to teach the course this way, making no exceptions for somebody who already has a very acceptable (two fingered) braking style. Go back to your usual braking technique after the class is over (unless you are doing something obviously wrong). In the experienced class they won't ask you to unlearn this. If you let yourself, you will learn some useful information. Pay particular attention to the class room portion on street riding techniques and strategies. Go back and take the experience course later and pick up some books on riding. Any of David Hough's books, Nick Unstack's(sp?) new book or Lee Park's new book (read them both recently and they are excellent) would be worth the investment.

I think (although Brent might be able to answer this authoritatively) that insurance companies have to recognize MSF graduates with a discount by law.
 
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