Fenderbaum, what do you think of this motorcycle school?

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  1. Dave

    Dave Active Member

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    Where'd you go? I drank coffee all morning and ate nothing. Everybody hurry and type faster!!

    Anyways, That Harley thread got me going again and I notice the Sportster 48 is a lot like that Matchless I was lusting after on eBay. Apparently there's a type of bike that calls to me.

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    fenderbaum Active Member

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    I myself never went to school to learn to ride, but I learned a long time ago when things were different, nowadays I would not recommend that anyone get a bike and license without attending a riding school. I have never heard of this school, so I would search for any reviews, give them a call and see how you feel about them once you have spoken to them. Definitely a wise move to attend a riding school. This should almost be mandatory for a bike license. Good luck Dave, let me know what you decide.
     
  4. Jim J Jiblets

    Jim J Jiblets #Hillary'sTongue

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    Dont know a thing about that school but the course I took was well worth it. Half of the time you're in a class (which is basically a workbook and video seminar) and half the time you're on the bike. The instruction is basically a series of maneuvers they put you through...how to brake, accelerate, turn, etc. At the end, you take a written and riding test. The instructors I had were top notch and I felt very safe even though it was my first time ever on a bike. Pass those tests, go to the DMV to pass the written and you're golden.
     
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    I trust your opinion on these matters.
     
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    Wow that sporty is almost like a bobber. I like that one, but am looking to bigger at the moment.
     
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    Some schools actually administer the driving test at the school, in my opinion that is the way to go.
     
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    Cool. I know how the controls work, I started on dirt bikes as a kid. I can 'ride' a bike, but traffic scares me.
     
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    Forget my opinion, you are the smart one in considering learning to ride the proper way.
     
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    Doesn't it look like a modern version of that Matchless??

    I remember reading you were looking at a full dresser now?
     
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    I do not think that there were motorcycle schools when I got my license. Go, and they will teach you how to ride safely.
     
  12. Jim J Jiblets

    Jim J Jiblets #Hillary'sTongue

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    "go to the DMV to pass the written" :angry:
     
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    It sure does. I have had a V-rod for years now, and love it, but am resolved in the fact that I want a touring bike. I do a few long rides, and the V-rod is not ideal for those. A few of my pals went the large bike route, and let me tell you they are as good for a short jaunt across town as they are for a 4 hour long trek.
     
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    Right, you have to take that there.
     
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    The one I linked to, you have to go to the DMV and pass a written test to get a permit, which is easy. Then they give you a license right there at the school.
     
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    I had a friend that was a MSF instructor and I helped him a couple of times with his classes up by West Point. They do a really good job.
     
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    Go with a big bike the fat boy, fxr etc...

    I have the nightster and after riding a couple of hours your ass will burn like fire. Sportsters are not built for comfort. I wish i would have bought a bigger bike now.
     
  18. Jim J Jiblets

    Jim J Jiblets #Hillary'sTongue

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    I did the course first, then went to get the permit. The DMV processed everything right there on the spot and I walked out with the M-1. A week later I had a new license...creepy picture and everything.

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    :cool: That's what I want to hear. I think $350 is a good price to get instruction and a license.
     
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    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

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    I hope Oderus isn't lurking, but how tall are you?