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post #1 of 77 (permalink) Old 07-14-2006, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Can someone help me

Yea im 16 trying to get my m-license to so i was looking for brc classes all were filled does anyone no what else can i do.
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Try as a walk in at one of the MSF courses, or check out Ride Chicago.
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i did but ride chicago said on thier faq said u must be 18 and that doesnt make any sense cause all of the other places say u have to 16
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unless that was for the erc i rele dont know
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Try as a walk in at one of the MSF courses, or check out Ride Chicago.
+1. Try for a walk-in slot, or go to the DMV and get your permit and start practicing with experienced riders.

Ride smart... stupid hurts.

Everyone crashes. Some get back on. Some don't. Some can't...

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+1. Try for a walk-in slot, or go to the DMV and get your permit and start practicing with experienced riders.
+1 if you can at 16???

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Sure can, just need a valid driver's license.
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i dont want to be like i told you so but heres the faq for ride chicago in the middle it says the age http://www.ride-chicago.com/faq.aspx
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Maybe contact a local Harley dealer and see if they have a riders edge program. IL HD in Berwyln is (according to their site www.ilharley.com) $325. Looks like they have openings in late July. Dont know where in Chcago you are but....

Theres 5 dealers that do this in the Chicago area.
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Illinois Harley-Davidson Sales, Inc. 1301 South Harlem Ave. Berwyn, IL
Zylstra Harley-Davidson 920 South McLean Blvd. Elgin, IL
Chicago Harley-Davidson Shop 2929 Patriot Blvd. Glenview, IL
Heritage Harley-Davidson, Inc. 2595 Ogden Avenue Lisle, IL
Chi-Town Harley-Davidson 17801 S. La Grange Tinley Park, IL
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i dont want to be like i told you so but heres the faq for ride chicago in the middle it says the age http://www.ride-chicago.com/faq.aspx
Ride Chicago may be 18, but the MSF you only need a driver's license. Go for it

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i dont want to be like i told you so but heres the faq for ride chicago in the middle it says the age http://www.ride-chicago.com/faq.aspx

Deucey and I don't work for Ride Chicago.
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This is the advice you don't want to hear, but wait. At age 16, you're not ready for a streetbike. Too much for a 16 year old to handle in my opinion. I got into way too many situations in a 1995 Taurus wagon at age 16 that I shouldn't have walked away from where I don't think you should be looking into this at 16. Learn traffic flows and how the real world drives, and in 4 years, consider getting a streetbike. As smart and as fast as your reflexes may be (and as much trim as you think you're going to get with a bike), you'll run into shit you're not ready for at your age. Save your life and wait... believe me, the pussy you'll get at ages 21-77 will be worth holding off on the bike for now.

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now that smartdrug has ruined your fun here is the advice you WANT to hear.

Get your M class, get an old zook DR dual sport or similar for cheap, something that is already plated. Ride it all over hells creation, take it to school, take it to work, take it to college, have a blast. And when you buy your helmet you might want to get a spare for the occasional passenger, any bike is a total cooter trap at age 16.

If I could go back in time this is the advice I'd give me.

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Vcook thanks for the adivce its the best thing ive heard
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the key part of the advice is:

license
helmet
cheap dual sport


take note, live the dream.

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+1 if you can at 16???

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the key part of the advice is:

license
helmet
cheap dual sport


take note, live the dream.
You forgot "any bike is a total cooter trap at age 16. "

Enjoy kid, take it easy and be safe!

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You forgot "any bike is a total cooter trap at age 16. "

Enjoy kid, take it easy and be safe!
that is a bonus, not a key part of the process. keep your head on straight.

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+1. Try for a walk-in slot, or go to the DMV and get your permit and start practicing with experienced riders.
Not sure if answered, but if you take test at DMV without going through the MSF, you only get a permit for L class.

Just walk-in i'd say, thats how i got in Especially now that its getting later in the summer, there will be more spots open and less walk-ins.

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I'm going to call my brother to see if he can talk to his buddy, who's an MSF instructor, to see if he can somehow 'squeeze' you in. He did it for me a few years ago. This is at the Elston facility though...

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that is a bonus, not a key part of the process. keep your head on straight.
Believe me, at 16 my head was straight lots of times.

"When in doubt, use full throttle. It may not improve your situation, but it will end the suspense."
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yea that would be cool endless cause everthing is filled up
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yea that would be cool endless cause everthing is filled up
If he cant hook you up, like stated in earlier posts, show up early and try to get a walkin spot. I suspect there may be some openings this weekend due to the heat. Have nothing but time to lose and you may achieve your goal of getting in and not waiting until next year. Good luck!

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unless that was for the erc i rele dont know
rele is spelled REALLY... now you know.

as for what has been said, I am going to say I agree with smart drug and not vCook, I might not wait 4 years, but I would wait a while. If you are 16 and I am assuming you have very limited driving experience.

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rele is spelled REALLY... now you know.

as for what has been said, I am going to say I agree with smart drug and not vCook, I might not wait 4 years, but I would wait a while. If you are 16 and I am assuming you have very limited driving experience.
You never know, he may be the next Rossi, so the earlier he starts the better, no?

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now that smartdrug has ruined your fun here is the advice you WANT to hear.

Get your M class, get an old zook DR dual sport or similar for cheap, something that is already plated. Ride it all over hells creation, take it to school, take it to work, take it to college, have a blast. And when you buy your helmet you might want to get a spare for the occasional passenger, any bike is a total cooter trap at age 16.

If I could go back in time this is the advice I'd give me.


+1

I don't personally think 16 is too young at all, as long as you don't think you are invincible, like some 16 olds think (obviously smartdrug )
You're not just looking to ride to look cool and impress people. If I were you I would definitely take vcooks advice here.

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You never know, he may be the next Rossi, so the earlier he starts the better, no?
Even if Rossi was riding at age 12, he wasn't doing on the streets with blind cagers. Think about when you drive, the guy in the next lane starts to drive a little closer to your lane and looks in his mirror, you as an experienced driver have a good idea that he's going to change lanes, this kid doesn't know that stuff yet.

How about when you come to a traffic light that is red (still going 30mph) but you can see that the oncoming traffic's left hand turn signal has turned red. Your light turns green, you know you can't just keep going because some asshole is going to push that left hand turn signal and turn right in front of you... again, something you learn after a few close encounters in your cage or by watching others fuck up.

Next time you're driving think about how many times in a day you react to other drivers and don't even think about it. It's subconcious now but it saves your ass everyday you're behind the wheel or on the bike. Learning these skills takes time and takes mistakes. A mistake in a POS 1987 Chevy Cavilier could result in a headache and a totaled $300 car, the same mistake on a 1988 KLR 250 means this kid spends his remaining 60 years rolling around in a wheelchair. We take risks as motorcyclists, I realize this, but cutting down on these risks is all that keeps us safe on the streets. There's a reason most of us on CLSB don't get drunk and ride around with a tanktop and sandals with no lid.

I hate to sound like a preacher, but learn how to drive, then apply that to learning how to ride, you'll live longer, and enjoy the ride better.

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he was riding WELL before the age of 12, just like amost all of the world's elite riders. and do you really think the streets of italy are safe? Why do you think they produce so much talent, they give birth to their kids sitting on scooters over there!!

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Even if Rossi was riding at age 12, he wasn't doing on the streets with blind cagers.
Have you read his auto-bio? I have - and he was all over the streets from a very young age. He has been riding since he was 3 - track, streets, scooters, ape cars, etc, etc.

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