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>/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,