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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2009, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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We've come up with something very good threads about riding safely and how-tos (decreasing radius turns, trail braking, track form analysis, etc). I know we also have some threads about beginning riding information. I was wondering if we could get a forum or subforum to collect all these in. My girlfriend is taking the MSF and I wanted to give her some info to read before she got there. If we can collect all the threads in one place it would make finding all those threads much easier.

Might also be good to be able to direct newbies there to do some reading on safe operation and riding skills.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-05-2009, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-05-2009, 01:14 AM
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Probably because a LOT of those threads have a lot of smart-assed, non-relavant remarks

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not a bad idea, but still the search function would be easier. and like noted with any and all advise take it with a grain of salt.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-06-2009, 02:05 PM

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The best thing you can do to prep for an MSF is cover the controls. Till they are second nature. I hate when someone sits in class on Friday night. All irritated that we have to go over all this information. They talk amongst themselves and are bothered when we ask questions. Then your trying to get things rolling in the morning, everyone is waiting on them. You ask them to shift to neutral and they start squeezing levers.

Teach her where are the controls are located and how they are operated. The extra help will pay big dividends on Saturday morning.

There are tons of tips and information here.

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