Hello! I've been lurking here for awhile but this will be my first post :) I started riding dirt 9 years ago but a year and a half ago I got my first street bike, a Moto Guzzi V7 Classic. She's an awesome first bike but I like long all day, weekend or week long rides and wanting something more appropriate for that (and something with some more umph!) So, I have my eye on a F700GS. Thinking it's more street than dirt and lighter than the 800 but can still go on some dirt if needed/wanted. I didnt care for the triumph or any other bike similar to the BMW's aesthetically. I will be test riding one tomorrow, but so far that's the one I have my eye on. So, question is, does anyone have anything negative to say about that bike or BMW's in general? Are they generally reliable? Are there any known issues I should be looking out for? I have had issues with my Guzzi, including: The evap canister was building pressure in my tank and had to be replaced (during a week long moto trip, every time I stopped I had to remove my cap in order to let it vent thoroughly or else it would make a sound and build a ton of pressure) The header bolts rattled out when I was 250 miles away from home (dealership "fixed" and they rattled loose again, finally a personal mechanic fixed it) The kickstand comes down while I ride (replaced it w/ a new one and it STILL comes down, finally bent the peg where the spring is hooked to give it more tension as apparently it's a design flaw) Shit just rattles loose all the time (I know this is to be expected but its worse than my dirtbikes ever were and I dont see any issues like this w/ my GF's Bonneville) A huge GASH in my vapor line that I just found while removing my tank which leads me to my newest issue... When I took the tank off to install the air filter, due to the ethanol in our gas here in the states, the plastic tank has swollen and I cannot get it back on. Trying to get a replacement under warranty but i'm not hopeful. It is literally un-ridable (I was going to zip tie it and slap the seat on and ride, but the seat wont go on). So I will probably be spending 1k on a new tank plus another few hundred to coat it with some ethanol protectant. Sorry, I seem to be venting now! Anyways, normal wear and tear, loose bolts, ok sure, that's usual maintenance to me. After much research I have found all my issues are common issues w/ Guzzis. So I am trying to see if there's any "issues" I should be aware of on BWS's, or particularly the 700GS. I did do some searches, primarily here, but overall can't find much to complain about. Anyways, thanks for letting a girl vent! Also, if I'm being over dramatic about the issues w/ the Guzzi, please tell me. I have been pretty patient with it, because I love it, but right now, I'm about done with it and actually pretty pissed. It seems to me that this is too much to go wrong on a fairly new bike. I have less than 10k on her. Thanks! Eileen PS, this is my Guzzi at Pebble Beach. One of my Pit Stops from my Solo NorCal to SoCal and back ride. About week and a half, all moto riding and bouncing around friend's, family and even landed a new client. Was a great trip!