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Old 12-09-2014, 10:02 AM   #1
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Is there a msf scooter school?

I've just taught my wife the basics of riding a scooter and would like to get her on a scooter version of the msf brc. Can someone point me in the righy direction?
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:12 AM   #2
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No, but many MSF will have scooters for folks to use instead of motos, call and ask.
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:12 AM   #3
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Ask the school if they have scooters available. I did my MSF on their scooter. It was an old honda 80 cc. I was the only one to do so.

That being said, if I knew how basic the MSF class was going to be at the start, I would have just done it on an MC.

I had never ridden a motorbike, and knew I was going to buy a scooter going in, that's why I requested a scooter for the class.
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:21 AM   #4
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Here's a start......

http://www.msf-usa.org/

http://www.msf-usa.org/downloads/SBR...dbook_2010.pdf

http://msf-usa.org/downloads/BRCHandbook.pdf

http://modernvespa.com/forum/wiki-safety


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Old 12-09-2014, 12:22 PM   #5
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I've just taught my wife the basics of riding a scooter and would like to get her on a scooter version of the msf brc. Can someone point me in the righy direction?
There is a course, but most places don't offer it as it won't be enough to get a license.
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:51 PM   #6
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https://www.motorcycletrainingacademy.com/ in Colorado Springs offers the MSF course with either motorcycle or scooter.
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:40 PM   #7
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Many thanks.
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:48 PM   #8
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In my experience, yes. And if you pass you are licensed to operate a motorcycle. . ..
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:48 PM   #9
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My wife has decided to return to riding after several year's absence. She contacted the local MSF school and has arranged for a few hours of private lessons @ $50 per hour. Expensive, but this way I can stay out of it.

She'll take her own scooter to class.
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:53 PM   #10
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There is also this blog about scooting safely:

http://scootsafely.com/
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:19 PM   #11
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When I took the MSF if Texas, they allowed you to use a scooter, if you brought your own, and would offer some scooter specific training along the way. I don't recall what license that qualified you for, and the scooter rider was not in my group, so that's all I know.
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:32 PM   #12
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I don't know about the MSF, but in AZ you can take the test on any bike 150cc or larger, including scooters, and get a full motorcycle endorsement. A local scooter dealer (who went out of business in '08) used to make a lot of money from wealthy older guys who had just bought new Harleys, and had no motorcycle endorsement. The dealer let them ride the scooter around the parking lot until they got used to it, then they would haul the scooter to the test place in a van, and let the new Harley owner take the test on it, then haul it back. I believe Red took the test on her Aero 125 in CA.
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:40 PM   #13
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When I took the MSF if Texas, they allowed you to use a scooter, if you brought your own, and would offer some scooter specific training along the way. I don't recall what license that qualified you for, and the scooter rider was not in my group, so that's all I know.
Awesome Cycles near Houston has scooters as well as motorcycles and you get the same license as anyone else who takes the MSF course because you are taking the same class.
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:30 PM   #14
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if lord forbid her old gear doesn't fit ( I hope she doesn't ask does this scooter make me look fat ) or is gone There a few places online for new old stock gear. Iron pony, http://www.motorcyclegear.com/ , compaction accessories etc. About 50% off local shops. Some of use can afford to support local shops . Some of us can't . It's cool and smart to take brush up lessons if you ve been off the road for a long time .
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:06 AM   #15
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Here in California, MSF allowed anyone with a 250 cc or under bike to use their own if they wished. One woman used her Piaggio MP250. I remember because one of our instructors asked if he could ride it never having been on one before.
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