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Ducati Scotty

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Re: Newbie Intro
« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2013, 04:21:26 PM »
Now that's funny!
Having been riding and racing for twenty years before I had to get a license, I kinda thought driving through a keyhole shaped slalom course was a bit ridiculous. I'm don't think I was ever I was situation to have to maneuver through something like that. For what it's worth I got my CA license on a Yamaha SR500. Woud've felt better on a Bultaco Sherpa T! This was long before MSF courses.
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Some of the skills in the test seem silly but you'd be surpised how many people can't perform them.  And if you can't do that stuff at 5 mph you probably shouldn't be out there.

I remember speaking to my instrutor in Cali when I took the test and he told me that almost every 40+ year old guy who bought a Harley took the class because it gets them out of the skills test at DMV.  Trying to do the test on a giant Harley land yacht is pretty tough even for someone with good skills just because the things are so damn big.

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Re: Newbie Intro
« Reply #46 on: March 27, 2013, 06:25:20 PM »
I guess we've thoroughly hijacked this thread!

Our courses in Maine provide the bikes - you cannot take the 2-day basic safety course on your own bike...

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Re: Newbie Intro
« Reply #47 on: April 02, 2013, 08:56:17 PM »
I just completed my Experience Rider Class (Army makes us renew every three years now) on my Enfie.

What fun! The 25K HD guys were all over my modest green friend!
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I was able to accomplish most of the maneuvers in 2/3rd the space that they needed!
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Re: Newbie Intro
« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2013, 08:22:33 AM »
Harley people are usually good people in my experience.

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Re: Newbie Intro
« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2013, 02:03:10 PM »
Yeah, but they're are still fun to pick on! But ya know, it's not them, it's the bike!
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Re: Newbie Intro
« Reply #50 on: April 03, 2013, 09:09:30 PM »
On a news update. I got picked up from the wait list on tomorrows class, and got my commander to brief me into the motorcycle safety program. In two days I'll be legal to ride. I have my temp tags ready (waiting on louisiana for the real plates).

About Harley's I refuse flat out to buy one. ever. I grew up in a motorcycle family, and my dad was a die hard harley rider. I heard the sales pitches from them about the bikes my entire youth. Then I got a 20 year old Honda Magna. The bike ran me 50,000 miles with no problems. I did basic maintenance. Hell I didn't even have to change the chain. Dad teased me then. A couple of years ago, someone couldn't afford to pay him for some work that he'd done, but offered him a BMW bike in trade, and dad being off two wheels for a few years took him up on it. He now says he'll never own another harley.

As far as the riders being good people, I will agree to that.
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Re: Newbie Intro
« Reply #51 on: April 05, 2013, 09:23:10 PM »
MSF C/W, Temp tags C/W, Insurance, C/W, 50 mile ride Yeah buddy!
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Re: Newbie Intro
« Reply #53 on: April 08, 2013, 10:26:38 AM »
Yeah, but they're are still fun to pick on! But ya know, it's not them, it's the bike!
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