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Well, it was a grueling two days in 103 degree weather learning from Zero knowledge about riding to passing the test! We started at 7:00 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday which helped the heat, but the class was an hour and a half from my home so both days were early rise for me. I completed the MOST (Motorcycle Operators Safety Training) and presented my card to the DMV this morning. I am licensed to ride...now if my sports car would just sell before the dealer gets my blue Fury in August!!! I can't WAIT!! In the mean time I'll just have to ride my husbands Raider! I'm qualified to ride without him running beside me now! LOL!
 

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congrats.keep on keepin on and keep the rubber on the ground.
 

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Congrats, could you send some of that weather up to New England? The rain is really cutting down on my riding time. :( had my Fury for a month now and just hit 1500 miles.
 

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Congratulations on passing!! This is just the beginning. The riders course is tough and for good reason! Watch those cars and trucks because in many cases they have no respect for bikes.

Keep you eyes on the road surface as well. Lots of cracks, debris, dead animals, the list goes on and on.

RIDE SAFELY!
 

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Congrats on passing. I remember when I passed my road test, such a great feeling to not have to ride with someone. I'll echo everyone else here, keep your eyes moving, never stop scanning the road ahead or your mirrors. The other day I had some asshole in a big hurry almost run me over. I was coming up to an intersection and was going to get into the turning lane and this idiot was in a big hurry and cut into the lane before the lane even existed, I went to turn into it and I saw his fender beside me. A close call for me. I got off the bike while the light was red and went to his window had a few words of wisdom for him. :)
 

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Congratulations on passing!! This is just the beginning. The riders course is tough and for good reason! Watch those cars and trucks because in many cases they have no respect for bikes.

Keep you eyes on the road surface as well. Lots of cracks, debris, dead animals, the list goes on and on.

RIDE SAFELY!
Thanks for the advice. I will be attending the Advanced Course in October where we will go over all of the safety manuvers on our own bike instead of a 250cc! I think I will be just around the neiborhood for a while before I attempt traffic. Still have some traffic, dogs, kids, ect., but not much!

Thanks to everyone for the support! Now just keep your fingers crossed that my Subaru STI sells so I can purchase that Fury when it arrives at the dealers in August!
 

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Congrats!! I took my course test on my new Fury and failed miserabley! It is way too long for Illinois' "road test" . I'm going to rent a 250cc from the dealer and take my road test with that. Wish me luck guys!
 

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Congrats!! I took my course test on my new Fury and failed miserabley! It is way too long for Illinois' "road test" . I'm going to rent a 250cc from the dealer and take my road test with that. Wish me luck guys!
Here in Colorado, we have to drive a figure 8 within a 20' by 60' rectangle without going outside the line. Wouldn't want to try that on the Fury it was challenging enough on a 250cc, but in the advanced class my husband came really close on his Raider! I highly recommend taking the MOST class! Good luck!
 

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I took the MSF class last November. I recommend it to any first time or novice rider. It did wonders for my confidence.
 

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I took the MSF class last November. I recommend it to any first time or novice rider. It did wonders for my confidence.
First, thanks for all the support! I can't wait to get my Fury and I'll post pics and you guys will know as soon as I get the bike home!

Second, these classes are not just for beginners. There is also an ADVANCED CLASS where you go through all the techniques and emergency proceedures that some riders have never even thought about much less practiced on YOUR OWN BIKE. I promise that you are not so experienced, no matter how long you've been riding, that you won't learn something, and you CAN NOT BE OVER TRAINED OR GET TOO MUCH PRACTICE. My husband takes the advanced class every spring. The first time he took it, he didn't even think his bike would do some of those manuvers and he has ridden all of his life and is 56 years old! Find a MOST class in your area and take the class. You will not be sorry!
 

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i just remembered,they didnt have a bike test in 1962,then as time went on we were grandfathered on our license.does that make me an old fart.
 
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