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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by JamesNT View Post
Get a smaller bike, like a Sportster, and drive around your house in your neighborhood.
My Sporty has a hell of a time with the basement steps....

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Originally Posted by TurnCoat View Post
It can be very hard to pass the test on your own sportbike or cruiser that physically won't turn tight enough or fit through the course.
A saw a girl or two (dumb f**k guys also) that learned their bike ok, but could not man handle (sorry) a 600 lb cruiser through the course.
While I agree taking the course on your own ride if you have no experience with it and it is a larger bike is a bad idea, unless we are talking about a bike with extended forks, frame etc. Most any bike can be put through the course. It is technique and skill, not man handling that will get ya through. If you are brand new, then yes use the smaller bikes they offer. Then go out and practice on your own ride until you can do the same thing on yours.

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Originally Posted by JamesNT View Post
babe with big tits.
What? Was there more than this? Did I miss something?

JK, James, good write up of your experience.

I would say to all newbies:
A) DO take an MSF coarse with an open mind
B) Buy as much bike as you can afford in the family you like (Sportster, Dyna, SOFTAIL, or Touring)
C) NEVER ride when drunk or stoned.
D) Never ride over your head.
E) ALL cages have the potential to kill you.
F) Purchase a service manual for your bike
G) Wrench on your own ride as much as you can
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E) Assume ALL cages are trying to kill you.

There, I fixed that for you.
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"And don't get caught staring at the babe with big tits. She may be only 17 getting her driver's license for the first time and there are plenty of people in the building who are more than capable of arresting you."

And, you know this, Because?????

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First time I heard of FRED was tonight on bulid-off

Old Biker told me once..Its doesn't matter how many brain cells you kill, but how many you had to begin with ?
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It figures no one had big tits in my class, you made that part up.

Big tits ya right I wish. cris sake
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Have you ever considered decaf?
I Dont Know. Will Decaf Take Away The Urge To Start Every Word With A Capital Letter?
I Sure Hope So.

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