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Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7,887
Views: 1,174,700
Posted By MikeJansen
I miss the US insurance.

I have been riding for 14 years, no claims, no accidents, no tickets. I am nearly 40 and have 2 mod free (power wise) bikes.

I looked at buying a lightly used K1300S and figured I could afford...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,263
Posted By MikeJansen
Aprilia Futura

I for some reason love the reverse logic high beam switch on my Futura. It toggles down for brights and up for dipped beam. Dunno why I like it but I do.
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7,887
Views: 1,174,700
Posted By MikeJansen
Fantastic choice mate! I love mine :)

Fantastic choice mate! I love mine :)
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7,887
Views: 1,174,700
Posted By MikeJansen
Ccm gp450

Went for a ride yesterday on one of these...

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac264/LeeOldschool/Bike%20of%20month%20Pictures/CCM-GP-450-Adventure-0036-1024x682.jpg

Want.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,488
Posted By MikeJansen
UK Yank View

For me, there are several critical differences.

I have been on a DL650 for 9 years and 60,000 miles. 40,000 of that as commuting and riding in Europe.

Last June I moved to an aprilia RST1000...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 7,887
Views: 1,174,700
Posted By MikeJansen
Lucky Bastige. I am not jealous in the slightest....

Lucky Bastige. I am not jealous in the slightest. Nope.

Congrats it is a FANTASTIC machine.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-17-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 20,800
Posted By MikeJansen
Yeah I just found the FB page through Tom and...

Yeah I just found the FB page through Tom and Tish. I was Garage Sec in 2004-2006 of both clubs but gradumacated in 2010. Been down in Essex since 2011.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-15-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 20,800
Posted By MikeJansen
That is looking brilliant mate! Small world,...

That is looking brilliant mate!

Small world, I did Automotive Engineering at Loughborough Uni and was a member of both LSUMC and LSUMCC while I was there. I'll be following this as this looks mad...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 37,614
Posted By MikeJansen
I will be keeping an eye on the FB page and the...

I will be keeping an eye on the FB page and the website and once the female version are available I think a pair of each will be heading this way!
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 37,614
Posted By MikeJansen
Oooo... I am very interested in a pair of...

Oooo...

I am very interested in a pair of your Sport's

Would you be able to send across the pond? :ear

Oh and no fly for me thanks. But a pair for the ladies would be REALLY appreciated by...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7,887
Views: 1,174,700
Posted By MikeJansen
aprilia Tuono V4R APRC

Today?


http://p2m.mbike.com/000/003/841/62600862_d.jpg


The bug bit me hard last night and I think this might be one of my next bikes.

Mike
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,653
Posted By MikeJansen
Love the peg-board! I am going to be...

Love the peg-board!

I am going to be redoing my harness on my bike at some point but am thinking of picking up a second one to base the work off so I can keep my bike on the road while I work.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,653
Posted By MikeJansen
I'm in... Love those old flyin' bricks Mike

I'm in... Love those old flyin' bricks

Mike
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 1,604
Views: 220,228
Posted By MikeJansen
Don't get me wrong. I love my Futura but I do...

Don't get me wrong. I love my Futura but I do miss the 230+ miles per tank I get on my DL650.

I am also sure it will be better once I finish ironing out all the little things that need rectifying...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1,604
Views: 220,228
Posted By MikeJansen
Not a Futura

Not my Futura then. I am generally getting fuel every 180-190 miles.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,051
Posted By MikeJansen
3 years ago I had a medical for work and had...

3 years ago I had a medical for work and had almost no tinnitus. A bit of softness in my right year but no constant ringing. Now however, I have moderate tinnitus.

I blame riding at high speed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9,030
Views: 1,799,410
Posted By MikeJansen
Wicked http://www.raptorsandrockets.com/images/Various/Da...

http://www.raptorsandrockets.com/images/Various/Dakar_2007/Gauloises_KTM07_01.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 1,604
Views: 220,228
Posted By MikeJansen
I am on the Aprilia forum where I go by BadMiker....

I am on the Aprilia forum where I go by BadMiker.
Really useful source of info there.

Loving the big twin, my mount for the last 9 years has been a DL650 and could not go back to a 4 after that....
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1,604
Views: 220,228
Posted By MikeJansen
Futura in the UK

I picked up my Futura 3 weeks ago in Scotland.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/mishadbull/aprilia%20Futura/2013-06-28195556_zpsea08f405.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7,887
Views: 1,174,700
Posted By MikeJansen
Aprilia Futura

I picked this one up last weekend in Scotland then rode it 700 miles home. On Monday I left to go to Belgium for a week and so have only had one day with my new ride. I am looking forward to seeing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,542
Posted By MikeJansen
Diesel

When ever I have to ride through London I find that when I get home my snot is black from all the particulates in the exhaust. I have often thought a mask might be a good idea.

Then I remember...
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7,887
Views: 1,174,700
Posted By MikeJansen
Today? ...

Today?

http://cybermotorcycle.com/gallery/aprilia/images/Aprilia_2004_RST1000_Futura.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 64,576
Posted By MikeJansen
To Cos: Coming from a DL for the last 50,000...

To Cos:
Coming from a DL for the last 50,000 miles the big K handles really well and for me, the front felt very planted on the twisty bumpy 'B' road I went down. Compared to the lap of the 'Ring I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 64,576
Posted By MikeJansen
Still Longing

I was lucky enough to get to take a 5 hour test ride on a 2010 K1300S last May and have been trying to get the scratch together to pick one up. This weekend I am heading to the dealer to look at a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,499
Posted By MikeJansen
2004 April to September - 2004 DL560 Los...

2004 April to September - 2004 DL560

Los Angles to Key-west to New Brunswick to SF to Fairbanks and back.

21,117 miles traveled
1,841 longest non-stop ride
41 hours taken to complete...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,607
Posted By MikeJansen
NikWax Visor Proof is a great hydrophobic coating...

NikWax Visor Proof is a great hydrophobic coating for anti fog and anti rain. It is also the only product that is water and not alcohol based. Plexus is also a fantastic product for the misting but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,500
Posted By MikeJansen
Oh! No I don't ride in that thing. . . I just...

Oh! No I don't ride in that thing. . . I just use it to walk around on the beach. But only in the south of France. In July.

Mostly I ride wearing a clown suit holding a rubber chicken. Lemme...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,500
Posted By MikeJansen
Stitch 2 piece for me. Zipped together and it's...

Stitch 2 piece for me. Zipped together and it's as convenient as a one piece (almost) and as my jacket is Hi-Viz with black ballistics and the trousers are black with black it looks like I am in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,249
Posted By MikeJansen
I ride 6 days a week about 50 weeks a year. In...

I ride 6 days a week about 50 weeks a year. In all weather except ice and heavy snow. My bike gets a wash once a year. Right before its MOT. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,139
Posted By MikeJansen
Lowering the compression would have cost HP and...

Lowering the compression would have cost HP and torque. It would have also decreased efficiency. The engine geometry was kinda set up to be more 'revy' than a traditional big cube v-twin but after...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,460
Posted By MikeJansen
:rofl :clap

:rofl

:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,433
Posted By MikeJansen
Orlando, Florida to New Sweden, Maine...

Orlando, Florida to New Sweden, Maine (http://goo.gl/maps/jbI0Q)

According to my odometer I did 1842 door to door non-stop. In rain from North Carolina to about Houlton.

On my DL650 so it was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,557
Posted By MikeJansen
As I filter in the UK I am often filtering though...

As I filter in the UK I am often filtering though slow moving traffic. On occasion drivers move in their lane. This is especially prevalent if the traffic has been slow for a while as the drivers...
Forum: Regional forums 09-21-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 505,020
Posted By MikeJansen
Aerostich just announced Women's sizing! ...

Aerostich just announced Women's sizing!

http://www.aerostich.com/womens-sizing

:clap

WitchdoctorA and I both ride in RC 2 pieces. Her trousers were custom lengthened 3 inches and she also...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7,887
Views: 1,174,700
Posted By MikeJansen
BEST BIKE OF THE THREAD! Absolutely fricking...

BEST BIKE OF THE THREAD! Absolutely fricking awesome!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,237
Posted By MikeJansen
I named my bike Beeker after this guy: ...

I named my bike Beeker after this guy:

http://ranqit.com/u/f4e50f38-4987-4ff6-8505-3451be4b9ae6.gif

04 DL650

Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31,668
Views: 7,743,418
Posted By MikeJansen
Sort of. The UK Franchise has gone bust but...

Sort of.

The UK Franchise has gone bust but the DE parent company is doing fine (AFAIK) and there is rumor that the DE parent company is going to pick up what is left of the UK franchise network....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,287
Posted By MikeJansen
Ooo oo oo:y0! I just remembered the most...

Ooo oo oo:y0!

I just remembered the most awesomest thing a trucker has ever done for me.

I was riding across Kansas on the slab (making time to get to CO) and had been in a constant 50 mph side...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,287
Posted By MikeJansen
I filter about 15-30 miles a day (SE England) to...

I filter about 15-30 miles a day (SE England) to and from work. Most drivers are neutral about the bikes slipping between the lanes of travel some are butt heads and deliberately close the gaps a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,139
Posted By MikeJansen
I was a chassis design engineer on the T-Bird...

I was a chassis design engineer on the T-Bird (chassis designation BA) and did most of my work on the foot controls and sidestand but was there when the engine decision was made for the larger...
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