Motorcycle Safety Course

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When I took my motorcycle license test, I rode a Triumph Tiger around in the parking lot at the DMV. Doing that at a crawling speed was challenge enough to get my license in the early 1970's. I don't think there were any motorcycle safety courses back then, but I didn't look into it

Much later in life: The local college in the town I was living in had a huge parking lot upon which a company did these multiday motorcycle riding safety courses. I used to blow past that lot at about 70 mph on my 996S. Real mature in my late 40's early 50's. Anywho, I've kept my motorcycle license up since the 1970's. I've never taken a motorcycle safety course. Generally too busy having fun to consider it. I sure as heck wouldn't take one now. They'd be telling me to shift with my left foot and trail brake with my right foot. How would that help? :)

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Took my DL test for motors in '71 and have kept it... no courses then. 1st time on a '50 model panhead w/ mousetrap clutch... Failed it... following week did it on a buddy's Guzzi Ambassador and breezed through... I now know just how unsafe/challenging that panhead was... no front brake, ape hangers, ext. front end..... and that damnable mousetrap clutch set up,.... so I learned something during that period... can't recall what it was though, but I honestly believe the courses have safe a great many lives. However they can only control ignorance and do nothing at all to prevent stupidity.
 

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Ten minutes at the DMV and I’m now the proud recipient of my class M (motorcycle) license! It’s only been 30 or so years since my last. Can’t wait to get riding.
 
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