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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,349
Posted By MikeJansen
Remember, I am commuting for the majority of my...

Remember, I am commuting for the majority of my riding. Also, between 30 and 80% of my commute each day is filtering (lane splitting) this means I am not using all my torque or brakes often. I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,349
Posted By MikeJansen
I have had a set on my Futura for the last year...

I have had a set on my Futura for the last year and 11,000 miles. Mostly commuting but with a long trip around Ireland and a couple of shorter trips north towards York. I have generally run 36F/42R...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,690
Posted By MikeJansen
A bit late to the party but I have Daytona's that...

A bit late to the party but I have Daytona's that have a +2cm width option and fit my 9.5 EEE feet. I think several of their models have this option.
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 9,964
Views: 1,690,197
Posted By MikeJansen
Funny, I want that today too. The fact that...

Funny, I want that today too.

The fact that I already have one is just annoying. Hopefully this weekend I'll get her all patched back up after my crash a few weeks ago.
Forum: Face plant 01-23-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,001
Posted By MikeJansen
Sandspur, ouch. Glad you are okay. Sorry for the...

Sandspur, ouch. Glad you are okay. Sorry for the loss of the laptop.

I just got delivery of the new brake lever from Italy and have rubbed down the affected panels. Primer happens tomorrow but...
Forum: Face plant 01-14-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,001
Posted By MikeJansen
Thanks filmfan, I was just about to post...

Thanks filmfan,

I was just about to post that up. I have used Isopropyl to clean electronics for years and it is used in the vinyl wrapping industry to prep the surface before applying the vinyl....
Forum: Face plant 01-13-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,001
Posted By MikeJansen
Thanks for all the great words people. I...

Thanks for all the great words people.

I found both the adhesive and both sides of the Velcro still attached to the horn so I am assuming the adhesive failed over time and then finally riding home...
Forum: Face plant 01-09-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,001
Posted By MikeJansen
A small one that really annoys me

So this last Tuesday I had only my 2nd off in 15 years of riding.

I am fine and the bike is pretty much fine but the cause really makes me angry. At myself.

So, I added a Ford Transit horn to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3,723
Views: 559,308
Posted By MikeJansen
Not a real rant

So, it has become evident that a typical ambulance/firetruck/police car is a really poor choice of vehicle to filter in. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3,723
Views: 559,308
Posted By MikeJansen
I have found that a coating about every 6 weeks...

I have found that a coating about every 6 weeks does the job. I only have to commute 17 miles each way so your mileage may vary. But it is very fast to apply, I sat down last night and did 8 pairs of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3,723
Views: 559,308
Posted By MikeJansen
I just started using Renapur on my leather gloves...

I just started using Renapur on my leather gloves and my Daytona boots. Lovely waterproof leather care. Riding in the UK means riding in rain for about 10 months a year straight and 3 out of every 5...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 3,723
Views: 559,308
Posted By MikeJansen
Texting Ambulance!

This morning:

A huge car fire (a little bit of smoke really) needed all 9 fire trucks that assembled and the 7 police cars and the 2 ambulances obviously.

However, the private ambulance that...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9,964
Views: 1,690,197
Posted By MikeJansen
http://www.motorradonline.de/sixcms/media.php/11/t...

http://www.motorradonline.de/sixcms/media.php/11/thumbnails/MRD_03_2007_052.jpg.1662441.jpg

-Fixamacated

Triumph Sprint ST 1050
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 9,964
Views: 1,690,197
Posted By MikeJansen
Kawasaki H2R

300 PS (298 Hp) Supercharged Missile

http://www.lerepairedesmotards.com/img/actu/2014/nouveaute/kawasaki-ninja-h2r-profil_hd.jpg

Closed course only but jeebus I wanna have a go.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9,964
Views: 1,690,197
Posted By MikeJansen
183 hp V-Twins

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Or

<IMG WIDTH="600"...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9,964
Views: 1,690,197
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: 2,709
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: 9,964
Views: 1,690,197
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: 9,964
Views: 1,690,197
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: 6,827
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: 9,964
Views: 1,690,197
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: 93
Views: 26,299
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: 93
Views: 26,299
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: 417
Views: 64,653
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: 417
Views: 64,653
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: 9,964
Views: 1,690,197
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: 11,635
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: 11,635
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: 1,821
Views: 283,273
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: 1,821
Views: 283,273
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: 7,599
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: 10,303
Views: 2,207,945
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: 1,821
Views: 283,273
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: 1,821
Views: 283,273
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: 9,964
Views: 1,690,197
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: 8,306
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: 9,964
Views: 1,690,197
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: 264
Views: 86,553
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: 264
Views: 86,553
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: 54
Views: 5,268
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...
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