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Old 05-29-2011, 06:06 PM   #1
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i live in gladwin michigan 30miles from midland i just got my learners permit and have never set foot on a motorcycle. i bought one about 2 weeks ago insured and all .but i need someone to ride next to me thats the law until i get my endoresment.im gussing its for if i crash that theres someone to call 911?basically need some one to teach me what im doing wrong when im doing it i know the basic how to shift just havent done it before.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:15 PM   #2
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Maybe someone will reply. You could also post your request on craigslist in your area. However, either way, you should take the MSF Beginning Rider Course. They will teach you how to ride a motorcycle even if you've never been on one before.
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Old 05-29-2011, 08:17 PM   #3
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yea i know the problem with that is the nerest one is over 50 miles away and there all booked till september .cant afford the gas and tuition fee i live on disability.so my best bet is to find some one to ride with me
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:05 PM   #4
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so my best bet is to find some one to ride with me
Actually, probably not.

Your best bet is to get the bike to a vacant parking lot, or similar, and practice stoping and starting and making slow speed turns......A LOT.

Then you can slowly progress up to 2nd and maybe 3rd gear......still in a place void of traffic. It would be better to have a mentor.....but not totally necessary. The critical part is a safe (and legal) place to practice. Although not totally legal, a "land locked" subdivision works too.

What bike did you get ??
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:20 PM   #5
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thats kinda what i was stating to think .theres the town fair grounds near by its usally open and vacant. large open parking lot and drag strip .its open for the ocasional drag race to keep them off the streets.do you think that would be a good practice area.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:27 AM   #6
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do you think that would be a good practice area.
If you think it is, then it probably IS.
It sounds good to me.
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Be reasonable & have someome with you, preferably soneone who knows how to ride but at least someone with a cellphone. Keep your speed down & learn to engage first & how to pull off & come to a stop, cornering, etc. Try to hold a straight line.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:51 PM   #8
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i rode it today i felt confident and did fairly well i took it on the back roads around town.besides a couple stalls at stop signs.it went well.ill have to get used to down shifting but would rather use brakes.is down shifting mandatory.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:53 PM   #9
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thinking about taking a 50 mile road trip and have my mom follow me in her car.
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thinking about taking a 50 mile road trip and have my mom follow me in her car.
Probably a bad idea on a couple of levels.

I don't think you are anywhere NEAR ready for an hour on the road yet AND unless your Mom has a bike endorsement on her license, that would be illegal......right ??

If you go ahead anyway but sure that Mom gives you a LOT of space......I mean a LOT.
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