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Old 02-19-2013, 01:04 PM   #56761
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btw, for those who may be interested, today is the first day for registering for Motorcycle Ohio MSF classes:

https://ext.dps.state.oh.us/MotorCyc...Selection.aspx
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Thanks for the heads-up, I just signed up for one of the courses in May.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:07 PM   #56762
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Done...there are only 4 dates (at only 1 location) for this course, two in May and two in June...if you have any interest, better get signed up soon. the first class is already down to 1 open seat.

for reasons of work scheduling, I chose June 30 - 745 am to 5 pm. Location is Hamilton, OH at the Public Education and Safety Complex (5140 Princeton Glendale Rd). Maybe I'll see one of yinz there?
Hmm, I've never taken any of those classes and there's a training site right here in Troy. :(

There are dual sport rides both weekends they have listed for the advanced class in Hamilton too. :(

Did you ever find any off-road dirtbike training classes?
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:17 PM   #56763
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Hmm, I've never taken any of those classes and there's a training site right here in Troy. :(

There are dual sport rides both weekends they have listed for the advanced class in Hamilton too. :(

Did you ever find any off-road dirtbike training classes?
I got an email from the guy but never got back to him:


"Jayson White


We offer the course in Troy, OH. Cost is $50 per rider and that includes the use of our bikes, helmet, goggles, gloves, etc.. We do have a class minimum of 3 riders and maximum of 8 riders. The class is normally ran on a Saturday or Sunday for a 5 hour time frame.

Any further questions feel free to call me at 937-332-6174.

Thanks!

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937-332-6174"

feel free to schedule a course if you can get 3-8 people to agree on a date....I'll most likely get in on it if the date works for me


as for the street riding courses, since you have your endorsement Roger, you can skip the BRC, but you might wanna take the BRC-2 ((experienced rider course) which should only be $25 (it was when I took it in 2011) and probably available in Troy) before going on to the ARC (advanced rider course) which is $50 and only in the aforementioned location.

make sure you feel like the course is worth your time and money, is what I'm suggesting. I'm pretty sure you've got a lot more miles under your belt than I do and maybe you dont need the training as much as I feel I do.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:24 PM   #56764
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Legislative attempt to grab the Motorcycle Safety & Education Fund:

OMTA Action Alert, Hands off our funds!
I fired off messages to my local representative as well as each of the members of the House Transportation Sub-Committee. I plagiarized / modified / shortened (to fit the form) the OMTA alert. Feel free to copy / modify mine if you'd like:
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Message to House Transportation Sub-Committee members:

I am writing as a motorcyclist in district _____________. HB35 (Transportation Budget Bill) is before you as a member of the House Transportation Sub-Committee. The bill contains language that abolishes the Motorcycle Safety and Education Fund (Fund 8460). This is the fund that pays for the Motorcycle Ohio rider training program. It is an excellent safety program that trains novice riders for their motorcycle endorsement on their driver's license. It benefits not only novice riders, but everyone that travels Ohio roads; by educating and training riders they learn skills like crash avoidance and many others that make everyone safer.

The 8460 fund does not draw money out of the general state budget. Instead $6 of each motorcycle registration is diverted to the fund. This means it is paid for by motorcyclists but benefits everyone. As you know, HB35 seeks to abolish the dedicated fund that is 8460 and combine it with the State Highway Safety Fund (Fund 7036). The money would still be earmarked for the Motorcycle Ohio program, just co-mingled in with the rest of the larger fund. On the surface it may not sound so bad, but this is one of those slippery slope type of situations. Right now to raid the fund it would take specific legislation targeting Fund 8460, which makes it easier to keep watch over the fund. Once it is co-mingled in Fund 7036 it would be much easier to raid.

Attempted raids on Fund 8460 have been thwarted in both 2006 ($750,000) and 2009 ($800,000). In both cases, the motorcycling community spoke up to protect the money they paid to support rider education. Given the previous attempts, I believe it is necessary to keep Fund 8460 independent in order to prevent unintended use of the money paid into it by motorcyclists.

I urge you to oppose language abolishing the Motorcycle Safety and Education Fund 8460 contained in HB35.

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Message to local representative:

I am writing as a motorcycle riding constituent. HB35 (Transportation Budget Bill) is before the House Transportation Sub-Committee. Buried in the bill is language that abolishes the Motorcycle Safety And Education Fund (Fund 8460). This is the fund that pays for the Motorcycle Ohio rider training program. It is an excellent safety program that trains novice riders for their motorcycle endorsement on their driver's license. It benefits not only novice riders, but everyone that travels Ohio roads; by educating and training riders they learn skills like crash avoidance and many others that make everyone safer.

The 8460 fund does not draw money out of the general state budget. Instead $6 of each motorcycle registration is diverted to the fund. This means it is paid for by motorcyclists but benefits everyone. What HB35 seeks to do is abolish the dedicated fund that is 8460 and combine it with the State Highway Safety Fund (Fund 7036). The money would still be earmarked for the Motorcycle Ohio program, just co-mingled in with the rest of the larger fund. On the surface it may not sound so bad, but this is one of those slippery slope type of situations. Right now to raid the fund it would take take specific legislation targeting Fund 8460, that makes it easier to keep watch over the fund. Once it is co-mingled in Fund 7036 it would be much easier to raid.

Attempted raids on Fund 8460 have been thwarted in both 2006 ($750,000) and 2009 ($800,000). In both cases, the motorcycling community spoke up to protect the money they paid to support rider education. Given the previous attempts, I believe it is necessary to keep Fund 8460 independent in order to prevent unintended use of the money paid into it by motorcyclists.

I urge you to oppose language abolishing the Motorcycle Safety and Education Fund 8460 contained in HB35.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:26 PM   #56765
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:16 PM   #56766
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Hmm, I've never taken any of those classes and there's a training site right here in Troy. :(

There are dual sport rides both weekends they have listed for the advanced class in Hamilton too. :(

Did you ever find any off-road dirtbike training classes?
They also teach dirt courses. I can't recall the exact locations though.

If you can ride even semi comfortably,skip the basic rider course and returning rider. The rr course was a bit more involved,but still very basic. The other 2 are quite a bit better for any experience level over pure beginner IMO,but I've only stopped in on a couple bits to talk with the instructor on them and watched.

One other bit of news and a question. Justgastanks.com forgot my second petcock in an order,less than 3 minutes into the call and they had the missing part boxed and ready for the next pickup. Thumbs up there for good customer service on your error.

That said, what's the legality,if any,of running an 80w/100w headlight? High/low beam on those numbers.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:10 PM   #56767
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:28 PM   #56768
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just got done firing off an email to both the reps for fairfield county.

btw, for those who may be interested, today is the first day for registering for Motorcycle Ohio MSF classes:

https://ext.dps.state.oh.us/MotorCyc...Selection.aspx

I'm planning to take the Advanced Rider Course, as I've already taken the Basic Rider Course and Experienced Rider Course.
Thanks for the heads up, just got signed up for the experienced course. I'm sure I'll be able to learn some stuff seeing as I have no formal training at all...
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:35 PM   #56769
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Thanks for the heads up, just got signed up for the experienced course. I'm sure I'll be able to learn some stuff seeing as I have no formal training at all...

the experienced course is good, lots of good drills to practice (not that I ever do ). where you taking it? and which bike you gonna take?
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:19 PM   #56770
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Took rxcrider's two messages and twicked them a little and fired them off to rep. and trans comm. members.

Thank you Muddy for all you do for us numb skulls.

rxcrider, you did a great job on those two messages, should have been a lawyer.

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:02 PM   #56771
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:59 PM   #56772
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We offer the course in Troy, OH. Cost is $50 per rider and that includes the use of our bikes, helmet, goggles, gloves, etc.. We do have a class minimum of 3 riders and maximum of 8 riders. The class is normally ran on a Saturday or Sunday for a 5 hour time frame.


I've taken that dirt rider course at the Troy location, Trust me they have nothing to offer you guys.

They talk about which peg to put your weight on in various situations, lofting the front wheel while you ride over a 4X4, how to turn the bike around on a hill. It's really for someone that hasn't ridden much at all and with no dirt time.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:06 AM   #56773
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I've taken that dirt rider course at the Troy location, Trust me they have nothing to offer you guys.

They talk about which peg to put your weight on in various situations, lofting the front wheel while you ride over a 4X4, how to turn the bike around on a hill. It's really for someone that hasn't ridden much at all and with no dirt time.
But that's perfect for them. They can walk in act like idiots who've never ridden on gravel and ride away like David Knight.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:16 AM   #56774
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the experienced course is good, lots of good drills to practice (not that I ever do ). where you taking it? and which bike you gonna take?
Chillicothe on May 26 and was originally thinking about taking the GS-A as that is the one I'm normally riding on the road but now you have me second guessing myself. Not having any idea what they do, would a smaller bike be preferred?
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:28 AM   #56775
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Chillicothe on May 26 and was originally thinking about taking the GS-A as that is the one I'm normally riding on the road but now you have me second guessing myself. Not having any idea what they do, would a smaller bike be preferred?
I watched the drills the advanced riders did and you would be fine on the GSA. Unless you are more comfortable on the 200cc bikes?
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