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    The New Official Motorcycle Thread

    Since apparently the old one got deleted (or disappeared.) This will be the new one. So all motorcycle talk, questions or discussions can be here.

    Everyone enjoying the summer weather now?

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    Freagin humid here to the point it sucks some days.

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    i've been riding every day. god i love riding so much. i still haven't sold my bike to fund a new one. i just don't want to. the SV is so fun.

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    SV is a great bike.. I loved mine, reliable once that stator was fixed. I wish it would stop raining here. Bike has been under cover for a few days.

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    MSF course on Tuesday! I'm an alternate though , fingers cross.

    head down to revzilla that day look for some riding boots, already got some shitty gloves and a light hoody


    question: is first day like all classroom stuff? or do you also get outside bike time as well?

    my particular course goes for 4 days...
    2 Tuesdays 6 - 9 pm
    2 Saturdays 130 - 630 pm

    I can imagine Tuesday #1 is classroom learning/ Tuesday #2 being written test, same kind of thing for riding on Saturdays, would that make sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AftermatH View Post
    MSF course on Tuesday! I'm an alternate though , fingers cross.

    head down to revzilla that day look for some riding boots, already got some shitty gloves and a light hoody


    question: is first day like all classroom stuff? or do you also get outside bike time as well?

    my particular course goes for 4 days...
    2 Tuesdays 6 - 9 pm
    2 Saturdays 130 - 630 pm

    I can imagine Tuesday #1 is classroom learning/ Tuesday #2 being written test, same kind of thing for riding on Saturdays, would that make sense?
    I think it depends. My first day was all classwork, and the other days were all riding. I've heard of some teachers that like to space the classroom stuff out instead of lumping it all together.

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    Mine was two days classroom, 2 days on the range. My friend's GF rode everyday even on classroom days.

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    I'm back from the honeymoon! Mine was 2.5 days.

    First day was only a few hours in class only. The next day was some class in the morning then out riding. Break for lunch back out riding pretty much rest of the day with some classroom at the end. The next day was a little class then the written test then out to the bikes for the driving test

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    wb to the real world


    got back from the store, got the TCX xsquare sport boot to start out


    I watched their intro video on the PAMSP website, man it's so dated. even their online manual is dated, from 2011. The one I downloaded from the official MSF website is 2014. I know the information will be mostly the same. I hope they'll be using the 2014 version, the questions are slightly different

    for guys who took the MSF, how tough was the written test? was it similar to the state permit test?

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    It's very easy as the way the classroom is lead, they give you the test orally prior to you taking it. I wouldn't sweat it. Where in Pa are you taking the test?

    And glad I could interrupt your honeymoon with texts @usARMY11c

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    @Staggie you didn't. I had my phone off during it. Not spending the roaming fees of using my cell in Mexico

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    Dang it.. Now I feel let down for not interrupting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staggie View Post
    It's very easy as the way the classroom is lead, they give you the test orally prior to you taking it. I wouldn't sweat it. Where in Pa are you taking the test?

    And glad I could interrupt your honeymoon with texts @usARMY11c
    I didn't make the roster as an alternate. Everyone who signed up as a guaranteed arrived on time, kind of disappointed waited 30 minutes to be told there's no room, really bummed but fair is fair.

    I won't make the same mistake twice, I just signed up as guaranteed in August.

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    You'll enjoy it. Is the MSF course through the DMV still free?

    I think I've pretty much talked my wife into getting a bagger. She's tired of riding bitch on the back of the Buell. She wants more padding lol.

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    Yes its still free, at least in PA and I think you'd obviously have to be a resident for it to be free.

    Not sure about other states though.

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    Yeah, I took my MSF in Maryland then moved to PA a year later. Found that it was free in PA. I think I paid $175 for it years ago and still fell it was a great price. I learned a lot even though I was in the class a total of 4 days. Pretty sure you're not in close proximity of Baltimore.. I'd say you're more than welcome to ride around the back roads. Still miss Vegas riding though.

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    I hear the dmv test can be tough. I've known experienced riders to take it and fail. If you make one mistake you fail. At least here in Nevada.

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    Just saw the boots you have. I have the x-rap and they have been great.
    Love that I can walk around in these like tennis shoes and still have the protection I need.

    I wanted those neon shoe laces and waterproofing lol.

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    Looking to buy my first bike soon (i take my rider education course next week).

    Any advice in terms of gear, bikes, and other general stuff I might need to know would be appreciated!

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    What style are you leaning towards? Cruiser or streetbike?

    1. If leaning towards Sportbike.. You can look into a used SV650 or even a Buell Blast. Either route, you can get a nice return on your money when you decide to upgrade. Though it's a 500-600cc bike, they'll still be good to learn on and enough power to last a while.
    2. If leaning towards cruiser. An older Sportster or perhaps a shadow. I started on a sportster and I sold it for what I purchased it for. The thing is, your first bike won't be your last.
    3. If looking for gear, check out local shops. I'd start there so you can get a feel for sizing. Each helmet feels and wears differently than the next. Revzilla also offers up great reviews on all their products. Plus if it doesn't fit, you can return for free.

    Good luck on your class, it's very informative and you'll retain a lot from that.

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