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Taking the MSF Class!

Postby JimVonBaden » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:04 pm

On the off chance that this won't get deleted. :wall

I'm very proud of Mrs. JVB for her graduating the three wheel MSF class with a nearly perfect score! Not only that, but she did the first full day in the storm from hurricane Matthew! Awesome job honey!

By the way, in VA you have two different MSF classes, the regular one and the three wheel one. My wife took the three wheel one because a regular bike is difficult for her 24" inseam.

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby drlewall » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:16 pm

:Clap

Congrats!

I was envolved with MSF way back in it's infancy in the mid 80s..they have come a long ways since.
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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby JimVonBaden » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:36 pm

drlewall wrote::Clap

Congrats!

I was envolved with MSF way back in it's infancy in the mid 80s..they have come a long ways since.

Yeah, I took it in 1982 at the Air Force base so I could ride on base. It was rudimentary at best back then. They have come a long ways since.

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby Bluebone » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:41 pm

nice work. now take her out in the dry stuff and have her practice her burnouts.... :letsfide
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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby LadyDraco » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:08 am

Congrats !!!! :wings

When I started riding ..They only had 1 class ..
And with my inseam just like your wife's..
I couldn't reach the ground on the 250's they used ..

So I got a old 125 to ride in the class ..The thing leaked gas all the time..

So I rode on 2 wheels for a year..
Then as I was looking for another bike I found TheBeast...
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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby JimVonBaden » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:53 am

What is your beast?

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby LadyDraco » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:14 am

This was taken after I had rebuilt the clutch a few years back..
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This is how TheBeast looks now take in 2012

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This is my Black .. I built it in 06 ...

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby JimVonBaden » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:01 pm

Now I see why you call it a beast! I have to show this to my wife, she will be impressed! :thumb

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby LadyDraco » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:54 pm

I have 181 K on TheBeast
And 146 K on TheBlack...

Yeah I don't ride much :letsfide :ImaPoser
I started riding my own back in 2001.... :wings

I did have a 150 K as a passenger/co pilot ..
Now I can't be one :wall
I love riding way too much :letsfide :wings :rayof
It's a primary vehicle now ...
The 4 door 1 ton dually with a full size bed is nice ...
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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby Dragon43 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:00 am

You are one impressive lady. :gramps
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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby JimVonBaden » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:01 pm

My wife doesn't play around. We drove 185 miles to NJ to pick up this 2013 Spyder ST-S from a forum member. David was great, and even replaced the battery and filled the tank for us!

195 miles today, mostly me. 5 near misses, like I was invisible. Never seen anything like it. One nearly mashed me between himself and the Jersey barrier at 60 mph.

It took me all of 5 minutes to get reasonably comfortable with it, a half an hour to settle in. Upwards of 80 mph on the open road. The bike ran great. Pieces of advice I received that worked were, loose grip, 90% fixed any issues. Find the brake, the one really near miss I was hunting for the brake. Push the bar opposite the turn. This took practice to get smooth, but really worked.

Once we got home Dina jumped on the back and we went to the MSF range for a few minutes. She mastered it almost immediately.

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby JimVonBaden » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:12 pm

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby drlewall » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:00 am

at least it matches the floor color!

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby LadyDraco » Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:46 am

Good deal Jim...Congrats.. To Dina .. :wings

Oh yeah and body English in the turns will help..
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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby JimVonBaden » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:47 pm

drlewall wrote:at least it matches the floor color!

:fp

Hey, color coordination is important! :DirtDOG

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby JimVonBaden » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:48 pm

LadyDraco wrote:Good deal Jim...Congrats.. To Dina .. :wings

Oh yeah and body English in the turns will help..


She is Portuguese, but I am confident in her English! :letsfide

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby LadyDraco » Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:43 am

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby sasquatch2112 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:09 pm

My wife has asked me about selling the '14 K16GT Sport we have and get her a Can-am. Figure I will wait until spring so that I can get a reasonable amount out of the K16. I am embarrassed to say I only put 3K miles on her in a year. I will say it is better than the first owner that put 700 miles on her in a year. and 350 of those were riding it from the shop he bought it at to his house.

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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby drlewall » Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:30 pm

I sold my harley cause I was riding the XR400 more than the HOG..after 10 yrs on the softail, I had only put 50,000 miles on it...so it sat more than rollin down the road..but I ride the bejeeus out of the dirt bike tho! :letsfide
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Re: Taking the MSF Class!

Postby JimVonBaden » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:15 pm

I rode the Spyder all week, in the rain too. It is an interesting vehicle. It is, in some ways, like a motorcycle, in many others not. Great in stop and go traffic, a little terrifying in tight high speed twisties!

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