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Mar 27th 2018, 06:59 AM   #1
 
  Nov 2016
  Edmonds

Motorcycle Riding "Tune Up" Question

Question for riders: Do you or a rider you know struggle with starting out or stopping smoothly? Or, maybe making turns? Do you know a newbie (or returning) rider who might benefit from a 1/2 day riding "tune up"? 4 hours, all riding in a controlled area, no test. Progressively more complex exercises that are intended to make basic control skills like starting out, stopping and turning more natural. The facility would provide a 250cc trainer bike (helmet, too, if needed). But, you could use your own bike if it met certain specs. Does this sound like a "class" that would be worth taking?
Mar 27th 2018, 09:42 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  WA

  Harley Davidson LR-S
Think it would be good for beginners looking for more time on a bike. I know when I took the MSF afterwards I really wanted to put more time in, if nothing else just to enjoy it since I didn't have my own bike yet.

They had other classes you could take on the road but you needed your own bike to do it, there is a spot of limbo between having a license but not having your own bike yet and really wanting to ride. If there had been another half day I could have taken in a parking lot I would have. As it was when I did get my own bike I practiced in a parking lot behind my house for a while.
Mar 27th 2018, 08:37 PM   #3
 
  Nov 2016
  Edmonds

Agreed. Could be great option for a newbie who doesn't yet have a bike or is still nervous about the bike they have. Anyone else?
Mar 28th 2018, 10:20 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Aprilia Scarabeo
I'll take absolutely any motorcycle class on anything provided it's taught by someone competent. Bad habits creep up. I am going to take a basic class this spring again, just because.
Apr 1st 2018, 05:15 PM   #5
 
  Nov 2016
  Edmonds

It's interesting that 253 riders viewed this topic, but only 2 had any input. This seems about consistent with the experience WA motorcycle training schools report where less than 2% of riders completing endorsement courses return for supplemental or advanced training. Why is that? Is training beyond the endorsement courses just not of value to riders today? Is it an indictment of the quality (real or perceived) of training that is available? Is it the cost? Any ideas?
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