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Old 12-07-2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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I'm new to motorcycles and a potential CBR250R owner from La Habra, California. I plan to take the MSF course next week and just bought a helmet (Bell RS-1) and boots (Sidi Vertigo). Probably went a little overboard, but since I know that I'll be a motorcycle rider, I figured "buy once - cry once."

Could a Southern Californian recommend a MSF course location (based on your experience) and do you have any general advice, suggestions, or tips for the course?

Also, any recommendations for a local dealerships? I noticed there are quite a few in Orange County.

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I highly recommended M&M Motorcycle training.

https://training.msf-usa.org/ca-msp/...I7i%2boQ%3d%3d

I took the course in Fullerton, and have recommended 5+ people to them now (all have been good experiences)
I'd recommend you try and get one of the blue cruisers.... just trust me on this
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https://training.msf-usa.org/ca-msp/...I7i%2boQ%3d%3d

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I took the Basic rider course at the VA hospital in Long Beach (7th and Bellflower).

I bought the bike at Mid-cities Honda-Kawasaki in Paramount (1 block north of 91 fwy on Lakewood, Talk to Jim Kehoe).
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I took the Basic rider course at the VA hospital in Long Beach (7th and Bellflower).

I bought the bike at Mid-cities Honda-Kawasaki in Paramount (1 block north of 91 fwy on Lakewood, Talk to Jim Kehoe).
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Welcome fellow So Cal rider.
I live in LA County so I don't have any dealer or MSF course locations for you but just wanted to say welcome.
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Welcome!!

I took the Rider's Edge class through the Harley dealer in Irvine. It gave me more riding time on the range than the other MSF classes. Of course it costs a bit more, but was worth it to me.

Huntington Beach Honda seems to be ok...but then again they are only a couple miles from my home. I drove by a a dealer on Whittier Blvd the other day that would be closer to you.
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It's kind of out of your way, but if you're interested in a CBR250R, you might want to consider taking your MSF at Honda Ride Center in Colton. It's actually operated by Honda, so all their bikes are Hondas, obviously.

Besides that, once you complete your MSF there, and if your instructor is confident in your skills, you can actually take practice sessions on a CBR250R, so it's like taking an extended test ride of the bike.
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