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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 07:17 AM
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I would recommend doing the MSF riding course, it really helped me with the basic skills and then I just started building from there.
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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I would recommend doing the MSF riding course, it really helped me with the basic skills and then I just started building from there.
When you say you started building from there do you mean that you continued with other training or you just worked on the skills you learned at the MSF course?

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I personally plan on doing the advanced msf course too, but I have only done the basic one for now. Now I’m just trying to master the skills I learned at that course, while I’m riding out in the street.
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I personally plan on doing the advanced msf course too, but I have only done the basic one for now. Now Iím just trying to master the skills I learned at that course, while Iím riding out in the street.
Love it. I love hearing people say that they are working on mastering some skills they learned while riding and also planning on learning some more skills as you progress.
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I think it is really important to practice something while riding and continue to work on improving each and every time out on the bike. Cool
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Is it important to get formal training for riding motorcycles? What kinds of training have you had and how did it help your overall riding?
I did both.

No Training: I started off in 1988 with a Kawasaki KZ400. My stepdad basically said, i cant buy you a car so here is a motorcycle. He hands me the keys and walks off. I hopped on it figured out how to start it pulled out into the street and let the clutch out. Yep. right on my ass. The neighbor came out and said let me show you. So 5 years later it was still my only transportation. I developed REALLY bad habits because back then there was no internet. Im lucky i wasnt killed..
I got off of it, joined the navy and 20 years later i decided i wanted another one. So this time i got formal training and my license.

Formal Training: 20 years later.. My bad habits were mostly gone. I learned so much that i didnt know. Ignorance was bliss. I now understand where to look, how the bike works, counter steering, breaking, cornering.

Its well worth it. There are great riders that came before us that figured this stuff out and i think its pure ignorance not to take a class or two to learn something new about your craft.
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I did both.

No Training: I started off in 1988 with a Kawasaki KZ400. My stepdad basically said, i cant buy you a car so here is a motorcycle. He hands me the keys and walks off. I hopped on it figured out how to start it pulled out into the street and let the clutch out. Yep. right on my ass. The neighbor came out and said let me show you. So 5 years later it was still my only transportation. I developed REALLY bad habits because back then there was no internet. Im lucky i wasnt killed..
I got off of it, joined the navy and 20 years later i decided i wanted another one. So this time i got formal training and my license.

Formal Training: 20 years later.. My bad habits were mostly gone. I learned so much that i didnt know. Ignorance was bliss. I now understand where to look, how the bike works, counter steering, breaking, cornering.

Its well worth it. There are great riders that came before us that figured this stuff out and i think its pure ignorance not to take a class or two to learn something new about your craft.
Wow that's amazing that your stepdad just handed you the keys to a motorcycle and walked away! Crazy! Sometimes I watch how people teach their significant others or their kids or whomever to ride and it freaks me out!! They seem to leave out some of the most important and basic steps to riding....

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Wow that's amazing that your stepdad just handed you the keys to a motorcycle and walked away! Crazy! Sometimes I watch how people teach their significant others or their kids or whomever to ride and it freaks me out!! They seem to leave out some of the most important and basic steps to riding....
Yeah that's for sure. Not a lot of training was going on back in the late 80s in the Austin Area. If there was we didn't know about it. But hey better late than never (if you are still alive. just a thought)
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