I think the safety course is too expensive so I might not take it. Is there going to be a lot difference of taking the safety course? If so, I might take it. I don't want to kill myself lol.
Check out: https://msf-usa.org/
It is WORTH it, regardless of cost.
To be blunt: you owe it to yourself as a new rider to get proper training.
BTW, depending on the state you live in:
To be more blunt: if you can afford a Ninja 300, you can bloody-well afford the safety course!!! >
- California: Basic motorcycle training is mandatory for new riders under 21 years old.
- New Hampshire: Riders under 18 years old are required to complete a Basic Rider course.
- Colorado: Any rider under 18 years old must hold a motorcycle instruction permit for 1 year before they can earn a motorcycle endorsement.
If you're in Pennsylvania, check out http://www.pamsp.com/ (PENNSYLVANIA MOTORCYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM)
They offer FREE Motorcycle Safety Courses.
I would be worried, too. You've never ridden before? As in never? Do you know how all the controls work? Do you understand what countersteering is? Do you know how to properly downshift and apply the separate brakes to stop in an emergency? I'm not trying to be a jerk, I'm genuinely concerned that you have no experience and you don't want to spend the money to get properly trained to ride the bike.Hey guys, I got bought my 2013 ninja 300 today. Since it's my first bike and I've never rode a motorcycle so I'm worried. Can anyone tell me what I have to do with the maintenance with ninja 300? Thanks
I learned at a very young age, in the 80s, on a 50cc dirt bike with my dad running next to me (this is more funny if you know how big my dad is). When I was in high school, I worked at a motorcycle shop as a helper/mechanic. I got to ride bikes around the neighborhood to make sure my repairs were correct.LOL. It reminds me when I learned to ride in the 90's. Just got a used small bike and leaned to ride it around the block. Gear? Courses? Forget that! That's for rich people. Where is the throttle again? I hope the brakes are ok. The seller told me they were just done. HAHAHA!
I took it easy and survived. Definitely not advisable.
Just trying to keep you alive man. It might not be your abilities, it could easily be the cagers out there not paying attention or an animal jumping in front of you. Being prepared and having the knowledge to avoid dangers is where training comes in handy.I live in Arizona, also called the worst state to ride a motorcycle. So the thing is.. I just turned 18 and I'm a foreign exchange student from Korea, I'm still in highschool. My parents(lives in korea) or my guardians don't know that I bought a motorcycle; because my parents don't know they are not providing any money for my motorcycle and it already took a lot of money doing the registrations, gears, and insurance. I really want to take a motorcycle safety course but it's like $400. I've planning to buy a motorcycle since 9 month ago so I've been searching up google about body position when counter steering, how to downshift properly, how to ride it.. etc since then. I think I'm pretty knowledgeable with motorcycles. It's not like I don't want to, but do I have to take it if I don't want to kill myself
I just turned 18 and I'm a foreign exchange student from Korea, I'm still in highschool. My parents(lives in korea) or my guardians don't know that I bought a motorcycle; because my parents don't know they are not providing any money for my motorcycle and it already took a lot of money doing the registrations, gears, and insurance.
Well, I wanted to get a car but since I don’t live with my parents it’s really expensive for me. Asked my guardians if I can do the insurance with them but they said if I get a ticket, the insurance will raise their payments. That’s when I’ve been starting to save for 9 months. I really need a vehicle but insurance for cars are just too expensive for me. At first, all of my friends thought I was just joking too. But I’ve been saving up the money I get from reselling clothes. I bought my ninja 300 Monday and got the insurances(Nationwide) for and registration(until May 2020) done yesterday. Plus gears, I already used like 400 dollars for it. Please, dont @ me. I have so much to think about like the maintenance, school, finding a job, it’s just really hard to live by myself. I just want some advice if I should take the safety course or not because I’ve already used too much money