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Frequently Asked Questions - Total Control IRC

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1. I have been riding for years but never got around to getting the M class endorsement on my driver’s license. Will I be able to get my Motorcycle License if I take this course?
Yes! Upon completion of the Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic we will issue you a Completion Certificate. You will need to take this certificate to your nearest Texas Department of Public Safety Licensing Office, pay the M class endorsement fee, take a vision test, pose for a new picture, and that is it, you will have the M class endorsement added to your Texas Driver’s License. 
2. Where is the Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic held at?
Our Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic is held at our Dallas/Irving Motorcycle Training Site, at Irving Mall, in the parking lot behind the Dillard’s Clearance Center. The address is 3800 Irving Mall, Irving TX.
3. What level of motorcycle experience is required for me to take this course?
In order to take the Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic, you need to be able to pass the qualifying exercise at the beginning of the class. This exercise will ensure that you are able to start out smoothly, shift into second gear (if applicable) stop smoothly, then make a 90 degree turn from a stop within 20 feet. If you have never ridden a motorcycle, or you feel you cannot perform the qualifying riding exercise, then the MSF Basic RiderCourse is a better choice for you. 
4. Do I have to bring my own motorcycle to class?
Yes, students must provide the motorcycle they will be using for the class. Motorcycles used for the range exercises must be street-legal and have current registration. In addition, students must have a motorcycle insurance policy in force. Students must provide insurance policy and license (tag) numbers at the start of the class.
5. Can you take the Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic to get a license to ride a scooter?
Yes, you can. The requirements are the same as with a motorcycle;  you must know how to ride your scooter and pass the qualifying exercise to continue in the course. And, you will need to provide your own street legal, insured scooter to use during the training.
6. I have been riding for years and already have my Motorcycle License. Will the Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic help me improve my riding skills?
Absolutely! The course is designed to perfect intermediate to advanced level riding skills that will help you survive the realities of the riding world. Having Total Control will make your ride a more enjoyable one.
7. How old do I have to be to take the Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic?
You must be 18 years of age and older to take the Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic.
8. Why is the Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic more expensive than other courses? 
The price is set by Total Control, and at this moment $250 is the minimum price all providers can charge. It is still less expensive than the cost of a ticket and you will learn new skills that will make you a more proficient rider as well. 
9. Do I need to do anything to my motorcycle prior to taking a Total Control class?
Your motorcycle should be well maintained. This includes the following: Your tires should have sufficient tread (at least 3mm). Air pressure will be checked before the class starts. No car tires or race tires or race compound tires allowed regardless if they are DOT approved Your bike should not overheat while stopped with the motor running on a hot day. On liquid cooled bikes, check the coolant level.  Check the engine oil level. Your charging system must function properly, and a relatively new battery is highly recommended because you will be starting the bike frequently. Make sure your brakes are in good working order. No motorcycles with leaking fluids will be allowed on the range. This includes: engine oil, transmission fluid, gasoline, engine coolant, brake fluid or anything else that may leak from a motorcycle. Absolutely no race tires or race compound tires are allowed even if they are DOT approved. These tires will not get hot enough to maintain traction during the class.
10. My motorcycle has an aftermarket exhaust system. Is that a problem?
Our Total Control location is sensitive to loud exhaust noise. If you are using the factory installed stock exhaust system, exhaust noise will not be an issue. If you have an aftermarket exhaust and you want to know how loud is too loud, please call us for more information.
11. How long is the class and what about lunch?
Total Control classes are eight-hours in length with an hour for lunch. Class starts at 8:00am and finishes around 6:00pm. A 40-60 minute lunch break takes place about noon. Please bring your own lunch and a snack if you like. There are fast-food restaurants nearby for a quick lunch if you prefer.
12. How many students are in a Total Control class?
Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic can have 6, up to 12 students. The instructor to student ratio is one instructor for each group of six students. 
13. What happens if it rains?
Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic will be held in light rain. If several days prior to the class the weather looks questionable the class may be canceled. Please contact us if you have any questions related to reschedules and cancellations.
14. What is your refund/cancellation policy?
We know sometimes things just happen. If you need to reschedule, we ask that you give us 72 hours advance notice in order for us to allow another student to sign up and take your place. If you give us less than 72 hours, we will charge a $50.00 rescheduling fee. If you fail to show up for class and give us no advance notice, then you forfeit your tuition, since we have prepared and saved that spot for you. We can process refunds for emergency situations as long as we are notified 72 hours before class starts.
More questions? Give us a call, send us an e-mail, chat with us...we will be happy to assist you in any way!
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