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As of yesterday, I have been accepted to AMI (American Motorcycle Institute) at Daytona Beach Florida. I start on March 18, 2005 and i am taking Ducati, Harley Davidson (don't give me shit, i know), and best of all, Yamaha. I will be there for 7 months in school and after that, I don't know. I will graduate on October 18, 2005 than durring Biketober Fest, AMI will try to arrange a meeting between me and the Yamaha Factory Racing Team so I can try get a job working on my favorite bikes, YAMAHA'S.

I am not sure if i will have a bike or not, it was a choice between the Raven R6 and Motorcycle school.

I was just wondering if i could find sombody who lives down there who knows the area and might me able to lend a brother a hand. I really want to find a Pool (Billiards) Hall so i can practice.

Also i will be down there for Daytona Bike Week and obviously Biketober Fest.

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Hybridd
 

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congratulations! I'd take the bike school over a bike. Who know's, you might be able to find a cheap bike down there.. people are always crashing in FLA... too many extreme corners and twisty roads.. :mrgreen:
 

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Congrats on getting in. I gotta agree with drhodes and say that I would take the class over the bike. Look at it this way, you get out in october, the prices of the Raven's might have come down (sue me, I'm an optomist), you're a bike genius so you get one a soup the shite out of it. Unfortunately I can't help with any Florida jazz as I haven't lived there since I was 6. Good luck with the class though, I guess we know who to bug with questions when you're done.
 

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Congrats man!!! Don't forget about us here when you make the Yami Racing Team!! :)

Go to school, get accepted by a big company, then buy your bike on the "Family Plan"...and let me know, I will be yer brother! LOL

And, FYI, Duc and Harley would both be KICK ASS companies to work for ;)
 

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hey congrats. dont forget to bring alot of money for tools. one my friends son went there and they get a deal with snap on tools. something like 1/2 price to students. its just something to think about.
 

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hell yeah rock on man. how dose ami compare to mmi. im triying to get in to mmi some time this year.
 

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Knee Draggin Poor Boy
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All the questions, I don't know what to do. OK one at a time.

what did it take to get into the school?
Fill out the application, send in $200 to hold my seat and figure out financing. It took them about 2 days to get an accepted/rejected answer to me.


If you don't mind my asking, what did it cost you
About $16,500 or so.

hell yeah rock on man. how dose ami compare to mmi. im triying to get in to mmi some time this year.
From what i understand, MMI is strict factory training with the option to get in to a high performance class. With AMI, a focus into high performance and aftermarket is built into the training as well as the factory training.

i won't be able to get on to the forum quite as often when i am down there, but hey, I don't leave till March. Guess i'll have to get an R6-Forum.com sticker or 2 before i leave to put on my truck.

Just out of wondering, can you make the R6-Forum strickers in carbon fiber vynal.
 

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That's awesome! I wish i could afford to do the same.

And i'll tell you from experience, that either AMI, or MMI is the ONLY way to go if you wanna make a career out of wrenching on bikes.

I went through a college program for motorcycle/small engines, and although i loved it and did learn quite a few things over what i knew, the problem is getting a job later. AMI and MMI are so expensive and well known because they have awesome job placement opportunities!


Also......even though you may not like working on harley's ( i fuckin hate working on them pigs!) believe it or not, you'll make the most money being a harley wrench! So you did make a good choice having that as a back up to your yamaha dream job :cheers
 

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Also......even though you may not like working on harley's ( i fuckin hate working on them pigs!) believe it or not, you'll make the most money being a harley wrench! So you did make a good choice having that as a back up to your yamaha dream job
My whole thought was that if i have to work at a dealership, harley is where the money is at cause their are so fricken many of those things, it's annoying, but when they break, i'll reap the benefits. That is if i'm not fixing the Yamaha race bikes.
 

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Congrats hybridd...Wish I could go there sometime but i know i wont be...best of luck...hopefully u can start small (turnin wrenches) and go big (racin)
 

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Congrats hybridd...Wish I could go there sometime but i know i wont be...best of luck...hopefully u can start small (turnin wrenches) and go big (racin)
I would eventually like to race, but i'd be happy with wrenchin on Rossi's bike. Shit, that would be an honor to do.
 

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That would be an honor...But he brought his mechanic from handa to wrench on the m1
 

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That would be an honor...But he brought his mechanic from handa to wrench on the m1
I know, just wishfull thinking.
 

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Prove u r a top wrench and it could come reality...Learn some italian...good luck
 

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I can wrench on engines like a mofo, but i'll have to work on that italian thing alittle. Wait, he can speak english.

Just an idea to shoot for someday. I would really love to race, but would'nt every body on this forum like that.
 
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