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Forum: Face plant 11-21-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,812
Posted By ItalianRider
Add that to the fact that the engine seems to...

Add that to the fact that the engine seems to have a stalling issue and you pretty much nail how I feel ...

I'm sure that a better rider/more experienced rider would be able to handle this bike...
Forum: Face plant 11-20-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,812
Posted By ItalianRider
I slept over it ... I am 99% convinced that...

I slept over it ...

I am 99% convinced that there's nothing wrong with the bike and it's my fault at this point ... so any tips or pointers anyone can offer ... I'll take it.

It wasn't by...
Forum: Face plant 11-20-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,812
Posted By ItalianRider
Not a put down ... that's what I feel like right...

Not a put down ... that's what I feel like right now. A beginner.

It seems that if you switch types of bikes (not just models ... but TYPES), you become a beginner all over again.
Forum: Face plant 11-19-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,812
Posted By ItalianRider
Again, a very good point. Yes, the front...

Again, a very good point.

Yes, the front tire is bigger on the F700 and narrower. Also the rake angle is larger on the F700 (the Triple's forks are angled closer to the vertical in other words). ...
Forum: Face plant 11-19-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,812
Posted By ItalianRider
Yes: 1 - MSF class to take my license....

Yes:

1 - MSF class to take my license. Didn't pass every test but earn my license on the first try
2 - MSF class again just to ace it. Couldn't tolerate the fact that I wasn't perfect the first...
Forum: Face plant 11-19-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,812
Posted By ItalianRider
That's what might have happened in the first...

That's what might have happened in the first accident. In fact, THANK YOU for this description as it sounds very plausible.

Also that's what I'm doing right now ... however today's accident is a...
Forum: Face plant 11-19-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,812
Posted By ItalianRider
While applying ice to my sore left leg I read...

While applying ice to my sore left leg I read your post and ponder ...



Herein might lie the problem.

Maybe my problem is not the bike but arrogance?

Maybe I was arrogant in assuming...
Forum: Face plant 11-19-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,812
Posted By ItalianRider
Could be. I mean: Speed Triple = liter...

Could be.

I mean: Speed Triple = liter bike, 135+ horses, 190/55 rear tire, low center of gravity, immense amounts of low RPM torque

F700 = 800 cc bike, 75 horses, 140/80 rear tire, high...
Forum: Face plant 11-19-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,812
Posted By ItalianRider
What am I doing wrong??

So ... I "crashed" my F700 again.

The first time was a month ago, when I was doing a tight right hand turn and lowsided. I leaned too hard and was going too fast and the rear wheel lost grip and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By ItalianRider
Thank you for your replies. I don't plan to...

Thank you for your replies.

I don't plan to ride in snow and ice or sleet.

1 - I'm not that good or ballsy
2 - Yes, it's a new bike and I really would rather not crash it

I crashed...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By ItalianRider
Super n00b question ...

I'm a noob ... (in case you don't play videogames, that's short for "newbie").

Translated in plain english, I am not experienced.

I have been riding for a year and a half and I have a grand...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,498
Posted By ItalianRider
I "downgraded" from a Speed Triple to the F700. ...

I "downgraded" from a Speed Triple to the F700.

Aside from the fact that I don't give a rat's ass about what other people say (since I'm the one who's riding the bike, not them), the reason why I...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By ItalianRider
Rain gear

So, I went for a ride in the rain today (honestly I knew it was going to rain and decided to go anyway. What's the point of getting rain gear and a BMW ADV bike if you don't ride when the weather...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-26-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,472
Posted By ItalianRider
Forgot to add: the panniers are simple to put on....

Forgot to add: the panniers are simple to put on. They don't require any hardware. You just throw over the velcro straps and then tie them up with loops and belts around the tubing of the frame to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-26-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,472
Posted By ItalianRider
Yes it's the comfort seat. It came with the bike...

Yes it's the comfort seat. It came with the bike actually. I didn't special order it, but it's AWESOME. I can ride for 2-3 hours straight without any consequences whatsoever. This bike is more...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,472
Posted By ItalianRider
New BMW owner: F700GS

Last week I traded in my old bike for the F700GS.

So far I love it. It's so incredibly comfortable and easy to ride and in spite of the fact that I "downgraded" from a Speed Triple (which had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,852
Posted By ItalianRider
I know ... I know. Didn't mean to offend anyone...

I know ... I know. Didn't mean to offend anyone by calling riding off pavement the same as off-roading :D

The Dakar race is actually more "technical" than what I intend to do (at least initially)....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,852
Posted By ItalianRider
Whoa! That looks like a blast! but ... I...

Whoa!

That looks like a blast! but ... I really wasn't thinking of going off-road like that!

To me "off road" means an unpaved road where a normal car can still drive around. A few pot holes,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,852
Posted By ItalianRider
Thank you guys! This was extremely helpful! ...

Thank you guys! This was extremely helpful!



It doesn't sound complicated at all ... in fact it makes perfect sense to me.

Now ... I just gotta find a bike to do this with :D

I have a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,852
Posted By ItalianRider
Generic Off Road riding question

Hi, I'm new to the forum but not new to motorcycles. Currently I am "cursed" with a street bike but I am considering adding an ADV bike to my stable. I am not THAT familiar with off roading so I have...
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