F700 Embarrassing moment

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by wortho, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. wortho

    wortho Adventurer

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    Pulled up at the lights today alongside a fellow BMW driver (car). He was in the middle lane and I was in the outer. He made it clear by inching forward that he was keen to get ahead of the guy on the inside lane to take the next exit ramp about 200 metres ahead. Well that was my plan as well but i was in the outside lane so I thought i'd better give it a bit extra to get ahead of both cars. Lights changed and it was game on........ well until my front wheel lifted and the ASC kicked in, splutter cough splutter, loss of power then traction and away. just about got to the exit lane in front but it was not as I had planned and it was rather embarrassing actually :lol3. Well my first bike with ASC and I now know to turn it off when I plan to get away in a hurry in future :D on dry roads of course.
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  2. servdave

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    All been there! At least you didn't stall it!
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  3. Reaver

    Reaver How Did I Get Here?

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    Oops. Kinda like tearing away in first then power shifting into neutral. :rofl That's what full face helmets are for.

    I did a similar thing in my SUV this winter. Heavy snow, busy road and I'm trying to pull into traffic. "I've got full time 4WD and big knobby tires" I says to meeself. Small break, floored it into the main road, ASC kicked in and cut the engine so now taking up 3 lanes causing everyone to brake. D'oh! My first experience with ASC.

    At least you didn't get rear ended by the guy behind you who might have been trying to piss off the Beemer car by denying him the lane change!
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  4. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    That has happened to me so many times with my ASC lol
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  5. battlecattle

    battlecattle Been here awhile

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    So

    1) you beat the BMW driver

    2) you found out about ASC

    embarrassed?:huh
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  6. GH41

    GH41 Been here awhile

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    ASC has a wheelie monitor?? Come on guys.. GH
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  7. Beairmo

    Beairmo Keeping it real

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    No doubt it will put your front end down. My 2012 BMW S1000RR has a similar system and I love to play with the ASC. There is a little hill down the road from my neighborhood and every time I am coming home I get on it going over the hill and am AMAZED at how fast it detects the front wheel is off the ground and immediately (and smoothly) cuts just enough ignition to set it back down.

    As for the F800GS, I am not sure I appreciate the ASC as much... I like to get squirmy with it so leave it off most the time.

    With that being said, I am not sure why I waited for the 2013 F800GS instead of buying the 2012. I really wanted the ASC, not realizing it was really not that useful for the dirt and gravel road riding I was going for.

    Bear (HellOnWheels)
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  8. Reaver

    Reaver How Did I Get Here?

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    It's got nothing to do with wheelies. Everything to do with your (the computer's) perspective. Anti-Skid Control.

    You're in sand, dump the clutch and the rear wheel spins. Rear wheel going faster than the front means it's skidding. ASC gets all pissy and kills your fun (engine) to control it.

    You're on pavement, dump the clutch and the front wheel lifts. Rear wheel going faster than the (non-accellerating) front means it's skidding. ASC gets all pissy and kills your fun (engine) to control it.

    The S1000RR also has an inclinometer type of setup that limits wheelies to 5 sec with the ASC off. Maybe Beairmo can read the manual and quote the specifics.
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  9. GH41

    GH41 Been here awhile

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    An S1000RR has the power to lift the front at will. How does the F700 do it? Was the OP standing on the pegs and hitting a hump when he pulled the wheelie while trying to beat the car?? GH
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  10. Tonopah

    Tonopah Been here awhile

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    Having fun is great but racing other vehicles to an exit ramp? The father in me wants to say "knock that sh*t off -- you'll live longer."
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