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First off, I've been lurking around here for awhile, but never posted...so "HI"..:flip

I will be going through Actions beginner's program. Has anyone gone through it? They say I have to have my own boots and jacket. I have leather boots, but they have laces, will they allow me to ride with 'em?..if not, what are my other options (anywhere to get cheap laceless boots?)
Same with the jacket. I don't own any equipment yet. I'll try to borrow a denim jacket from a friend...
 

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the boots with laces should be fine, but they have to go at least above the ankle.... then wear jeans and a leather or textile or that jean jacket and your all set. Dont forget gloves as well.

I went through the BC Safety Council program, but Action from what I hear is a awesome course as well.

by the way

:flip ahoy hoy :flip
 

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First of all :flip Welcome :flip

I'm one of the many grad from Action on this board. Boot with lace is fine, and for jacket, wear anything with some kind of protection for just-in-case purpose, doesn't need to have armor. I wore my leather bomber jacket at that time.

Good luck and enjoy the class, you'll have fun there. BTW, when is your class start ?
 

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:flip WELCOME:flip ....to the board and to the wonderful life of motorcycles.

Action is a great course. The staff is quite friendly and are extremely knowledgable (sp?). I personally, would only go to either Action or BC Safety Council. Enjoy the course and have fun. Say hi to Dat, Chris, John, and Moe for us:D .


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My course is mid April...I was gonna go through it eary march (good thing I didn't with the late snow..:))

..I can't wait!...
 
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yeah the boots are fine.. thats what everyone uses... as for the jackets... just borrow someone's jean jacket or something... buy a "motorcycle" textile jacket after... you'll get a little card that gives u 15% off practically any bike shop in the lower mainland after u complete the program so itll be smarter to buy gear after... and plus mentioning youre instructor's name and saying u jsut recently gradded from action really helps in getting u that nice deal.

hmmm.... so yeah... good luck... if ur into the sportbikes and all that then hopefully u got dat, he's totally into that.. he races on the tracks so yeah... tell dat, mo and chris we said whats up.

and btw, welcome welcome!! :flip :flip
 

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I went through action, most likely saved my life 3-4 times already....let Dat. know you are a member of BCSB ok, if you need more info check out www.actionmotorcycleschool.com or just post here, most of us have done the course.


P.S. make sure you buy your protective gear before you buy your bike....and if you are looking for some decent small cc bikes.....


there is the new Kawasaki Eliminator 125 - it's a real beauty, they have them at Burnaby Kawasaki 604-525-9393 / www.burnabykawasaki.com


there is also the ZX250, ex500 (people race this nice twin), GS500E - really the best bang for the buck, it's basically the cheapest "sportbike" you can buy, I have seen it being raced too....and there is the ZX600 and the YZF600 and the Buell Blast



I think all the above would make an excellent first bike...
 

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:flip Welcome :flip

Another Action grad checking in:D , lace up boots are ok and so is a jean jacket. Make sure to RELAX and have FUN!!!!
 
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Thanks for all the reply!!...As for a bike, won't be for a LONG while. Gotta save up some money :( for gear first, then a bike, but taking the course is definitely a start..:)

...maybe some of you will let me practice on yours?!?...:evilgrin

..in the meantime, I can dream and learn more from here..:cool
 
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