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I just purchased my warrior after heading to Valley Cycle and Marine to price a boat. After figuring out that my wallet wasn't that thick I started to look at bikes and fell in love at first sight. My only problem is that I am in the military and I am required to attend a rider safety course before I can even ride my bike, regardless of the fact that I have been licensed for 16 years. The earliest MSF I can attend is a month away and I will more than likely have other military obligations that will have to take front seat to the course. Now everyday I go out to my garage and she is sitting there staring me down begging to be ridden. Talk about torture.
 

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quote:Originally posted by cashasaurus99

I just purchased my warrior after heading to Valley Cycle and Marine to price a boat. After figuring out that my wallet wasn't that thick I started to look at bikes and fell in love at first sight. My only problem is that I am in the military and I am required to attend a rider safety course before I can even ride my bike, regardless of the fact that I have been licensed for 16 years. The earliest MSF I can attend is a month away and I will more than likely have other military obligations that will have to take front seat to the course. Now everyday I go out to my garage and she is sitting there staring me down begging to be ridden. Talk about torture.


Thats not true. I just left Lemoore and I can tell you that you can ride it, just not on base. Anyone who told you otherwise is not telling you the truth.

If you are licensed, you can ride.....just not on base.

Too bad you got it from Valley Cycle. I dont care for them at all. Clawson motorsports in Fresno would have been the way to go. Be wary of Valley's service department.

BTW, what are you doing out there?? I was with VFA-146 but transferred last August.



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Thanks for the welcome warriors. Dave my problem lies with the new 5100.12, it now mandates all personnel who operate a motorcycle to attend the MSF course before you operate your bike. To compound the problem I live in government quarters, so I cannot get the base pass without the course. If you know of any way to skirt this problem, I am all ears. I have been here in Lemoore for going on 12 years now. I started out at 113 in 93 and XFRD to 122 in 99 then to 14 in 02 and am currently instructing at CNATTU, paitiently awaiting the results for Chief. I would like to consider this as my present from the wife for making it. Thanks for the heads up on Valleys service department, I will be cautious. I didn't have any problem with sales and they are down the street, so I will give them a fair shake before I head up the road to Fresno. Take care and happy riding, some day in the not too distant future I will be cruising my new ride.
 

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Welcome Bro and sorry to hear that you can't ride until you complete your course. Sounds like your Military is very cautious. I know it's a pain for you being experienced and all but I'm sure it's a valuable policy for the younguns. Best of luck.
 

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quote:Originally posted by cashasaurus99

Thanks for the welcome warriors. Dave my problem lies with the new 5100.12, it now mandates all personnel who operate a motorcycle to attend the MSF course before you operate your bike. To compound the problem I live in government quarters, so I cannot get the base pass without the course. If you know of any way to skirt this problem, I am all ears. I have been here in Lemoore for going on 12 years now. I started out at 113 in 93 and XFRD to 122 in 99 then to 14 in 02 and am currently instructing at CNATTU, paitiently awaiting the results for Chief. I would like to consider this as my present from the wife for making it. Thanks for the heads up on Valleys service department, I will be cautious. I didn't have any problem with sales and they are down the street, so I will give them a fair shake before I head up the road to Fresno. Take care and happy riding, some day in the not too distant future I will be cruising my new ride.


I had no issues with either their sales or parts department. I just heard bad things about their service dept. Hopefully that has changed, but one of the old AM1's in 146 as well as others had told me to be very weary of their service dept. Hopefully, that has changed over the last few years.

Good luck with the chief exam. At 31, you obviously have been on the fast track which is awesome. Youre going to love the bike, its so much fun!!

As for the rule change, thats the first I have heard of it. I'm instructing in Meridian, MS and they have made absolutely no mention of the rule change. Of course, your living on base doesn't help the cause [/emoticons/emotion-6.gif].

Heres an idea......It used to be that all you had to do was prove that you were signed up for the MSF class and you were allowed to ride on base. Check into that. I had a couple of buddies that would sign up for a class and get the paperwork from the safety center (next to PSD and NAMTRAU <sp&gt/emoticons/emotion-5.gif proving that they were signed up and that's all the MA's needed to give them a temporary pass.

The temp pass was good up until the end of that particular class they were signed up for. If they had to cancel, they would just sign up for the next available class and get a new pass.

That may be worth looking into.

Hope this helps,
Dave
 

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Welcome, and I hope Warrior_Dave has a way for you to ride your new Warrior in the interim. Just stay legit. It wouldn't be a good thing to get nailed and that prevented you from making Chief.
 

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First and foremost, thank you for your service!!
Second, I went into my dealer for some two smoke oil for my mx bike and ended up with a Warrior in my garage.
Thirdly, sorry you have to wait to ride, but as I think most will agree the MSF is a great investment. I'm so glad I took it B4 I bought the Warrior though. My wife bought it for me for my birthday one year thinking I could rent a Hardley a few times a year.
Fourthly..or whatever...welcome to the 4M and have fun. Lots of great people here with more help than you could ever dream of.
 

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Well, I tried today to get a pass to ride on base, but alas they were on to me. I can only get my pass the day of my course, so I will be waiting to ride. On the bright side though, I found out that I was selected for chief and that should keep me busy enough to keep my mind from dreaming about my new bike. Once this is all said and done, I will take her out for a long ride and post my feelings afterwards, so until that time Warriors keep them upright. I will talk to you later.
 

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Exactly what WarriorDave said. I'm ex-Army myself and was able to ride off base. I just couldn't bring the bike on base until I had the course under my belt. Congrats on the Warrior and have fun.
 
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