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June 05, 2014, 11:24 PM #75

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Its that need for the 300kmh :D it just starts to feel boring and slow, which of course it isnt when compared to driving a car. Some people are fine with a smaller bike, varies from person to person i guess
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    June 06, 2014, 03:14 AM #76

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    Originally posted by 1fastspeed6
    Its that need for the 300kmh :D it just starts to feel boring and slow, which of course it isnt when compared to driving a car. Some people are fine with a smaller bike, varies from person to person i guess

    Haha, yeah I suppose it does vary. 250+ is terrifying enough inside a metal box with 4 wheels, cushy airbags, fancy straps holding you down etc....and I can count on one hand how many times ive been to those speeds.
    I cant imagine how terrifying that is on a bike.

    Might even beat out the adrenaline of skydiving (after your first time doing it)

      June 06, 2014, 02:50 PM #77

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      Guess really for power and speed lol.

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        Originally posted by Beach
        Haha, yeah I suppose it does vary. 250+ is terrifying enough inside a metal box with 4 wheels, cushy airbags, fancy straps holding you down etc....and I can count on one hand how many times ive been to those speeds.
        I cant imagine how terrifying that is on a bike.

        Might even beat out the adrenaline of skydiving (after your first time doing it)


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          July 05, 2014, 12:12 AM #79

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          A 600 or 1000 I4 will not be as forgiving on the street. I have just as much, if not more fun, on my small <500cc supermotos than I do on my 2008 CBR1000RR.  I am selling the 1K because it is highly impractical, expensive to insure, poor on fuel relatively speaking, and not as versatile. With my WR250X I can do just about 200 km for $7.50 of 91 and my insurance is 614 a year.

          Straight line acceleration is but a minor part of riding.
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            October 15, 2015, 11:12 PM #80

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            I'm booked to take the 8hr course this Sunday.  How picky are they on type of boots worn?  I have a pair of army/combat boots that cover the ankle.  Would these be aceptable?  I'm good for the rest of the riding gear I belive.

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              Originally posted by venzon
              I'm booked to take the 8hr course this Sunday.  How picky are they on type of boots worn?  I have a pair of army/combat boots that cover the ankle.  Would these be aceptable?  I'm good for the rest of the riding gear I belive.

              There were people on my course with that type of boot and they were fine with it. I had a riding shoe that didn't really have a heel and they almost didn't let me use them.

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                October 17, 2015, 09:17 AM #82

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                Technically if it covers the ankle and has a heel you should be good to go.  A lot of people wear work boots or similar items. Pit shoes don't really have much of a heel...

                As for the rest at least a jean/leather jacket full length, denim minimum for pants, eye protection if you have an open face helmet (safety glasses, etc.) gloves can even be the mechanix type glove, and DOT helmet of course.
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                  October 17, 2015, 10:58 AM #83

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                  Yeah I have a full face helmet, gloves and a riding jacket.  Can I wear wind resitant pants over my jeans?

                  If all goes well tomorrow hopefully I can take the bike out a couple time before the snow hits  :)

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                    Originally posted by venzon
                    Yeah I have a full face helmet, gloves and a riding jacket.  Can I wear wind resitant pants over my jeans?

                    If all goes well tomorrow hopefully I can take the bike out a couple time before the snow hits  :)

                    Yeah you can wear rain gear or whatever you have over your regular stuff.  That's how I keep myself waterproof.
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                      October 22, 2015, 09:31 PM #85

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                      Update pasted the course last sunday.  Great course definatly learned alot.

                      Took the bike for a ride down to KP last Monday and snaped a few shots.


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                        Took the long or short course?

                        My Dad took the long course. Said he learnt a ton.

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                          November 09, 2015, 12:39 PM #87

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                          I wanted to take the long course but I work off shifts and didn't want to miss 2 days of work. I did have experience on 2 wheels as well so just did the 1 day.


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                            The short course is definitely going to be fine if you already know how motorcycles work, even if you don't know how to ride them.

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                              Great post!

                              This has been on the todo list for a while now. :unamused:

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                                I can't say with 100% certainty but after talking to some people in the loop it sounds like there will be a few changes this year for how the Motorcycle Training Program course at Safety Services Manitoba operates; in particular the rebate program and the number and type of courses offered.
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