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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-04-2012, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Havent received motorcycle completion card from MSF in a year.

I completed the MSF course at the start of last summer in Glen Ellyn.. I think I got a 100% percent on the written portion and I cant remember what i got on the course, I only sucked at the tight low speed stuff, but I passed it. I have called and emailed multiple times:nothing..then I stopped trying due to being busy plus I dont have a bike, so other things were on my mind.But, I REALLY DO NOT WANNA HAVE TO WAKE AT 5:00AM AND DO THE COURSE AGAIN.I dont deserve that..Has this happened to anyone else??
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I took the class twice. Once for me and the following year because my girlfriend didn't want to go alone. Both times I got my completion card before leaving the class on the last day (Sunday).

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I took the class twice. Once for me and the following year because my girlfriend didn't want to go alone. Both times I got my completion card before leaving the class on the last day (Sunday).
We mail them out now and it takes 3-4 weeks.


Jump on NIU MSF website and email in your name, date took class. They mail them but if you moved or something it would have been returned.

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For a new rider it would be a wonderful thing to take again. Waking up early I think is a part of having a motorcycle... I mean the earlier the longer the ride.

I took the class at least twice and then the instructor class. Enjoyed all of it. I had no problem getting the card. Do you have the name of your instructor? He is the one that signed it.

Honestly, just take the class again. Practicing the skills at the beginning of every season is important.

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For a new rider it would be a wonderful thing to take again. Waking up early I think is a part of having a motorcycle... I mean the earlier the longer the ride.

I took the class at least twice and then the instructor class. Enjoyed all of it. I had no problem getting the card. Do you have the name of your instructor? He is the one that signed it.

Honestly, just take the class again. Practicing the skills at the beginning of every season is important.
Regardless if it's a good idea or not to take it again, dude deserves his card. Just sayin'
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Good to take it again ...especially if you struggled with the test.


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I just went through the Experienced Rider Course on Monday, and our cards were handed out before we left.

Contact MSF like others have said, get your card, and then go find a parking lot and practice the "slow stuff" some more. You know the drills, and the parking lot is free.


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I did not move. I dont remember the date i think it was between May 20-june 15. Im gonna check emails to see if I can find the date..I believe the names of my insructors were Tim and Helmut.Even though it would be fun to ride those bikes again, I do not want to and dont deserve to retake it..
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Call the office. There are always tons of cards returned for address issues. Why did you wait so long?

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Even though it would be fun to ride those bikes again, I do not want to and dont deserve to retake it..
Don't deserve to retake it?

That's sort of a bold statement. I guess some people are fortunate and are able to learn and retain 100% of the info/skills in one shot. Must be nice.


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Don't deserve to retake it?

That's sort of a bold statement. I guess some people are fortunate and are able to learn and retain 100% of the info/skills in one shot. Must be nice.


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I have tried to contact before through phone and email, but have not been able to get a hold of anybody.So I stopped because I dont own a motorcycle and that wasnt a priority at the time.I'm a very humble person but honestly I felt that after the first full day of riding the bikes there, I couldve and wanted to ride it home lol. When I get a bike I will ride it at the office building parking lot right by my house and around my neighborhood untill I feel comfortable...
p.s. i'm pretty sure I was the only one downshift rev matching in my group.
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Don't deserve to retake it?

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I said deserve because I have a feeling they are going o be like "o well we're not responsible for anything retake it". And even when I took it I barely got in...I'm not saying I Feel like im a 100% proper rider now and I remember everything.Honestly some I remember,some of it is common sense, and the other stuff I will pick up on again, or research and practice it. They can give you some of the tools and and concepts but its up to you, and being in real situations and really riding in order to attain the skills.

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Dude. The Elgin location always has openings since the people that sign up, many show late, or don't show up at all. Shoot out emails. If u get no responses, take the class again.

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thanks to you guys for advice especially gkotlin for helping me get in contact with someone.I was emailed, and my card will be sent out
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There are only 3 people in office, Trust me when I say it will be faster and easier to go take another class. Plus, sounds like you are a new rider, a refresher class wont be a bad idea. BTW. There is a one day refresher available, it is called IRC

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