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Online jaapvanthoff

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Hallo Trophy forum!

My name is Jaap, I live just at the west side of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
During my school time I owned a Moto Guzzi V7, Special.
At the time the kits get born, I moved to a silly new-build house, a number of houses in a row.
All the same and a little barn, big enough to park one bicycle, and liter milk, or a liter cola; so I have to sell the Guzzi. :159:

After a number of years BMWs came into my life; all two cylinders, all air cooled boxers models.
4 yeas a go I bought a brand new R1200RT, with more or less all options from the price list. The only thing which was not mounted on the RT were heated mirrors, like in my car.
You did not hear me saying that BMWs are expensive to buy. No.

An old Chinese saying is: what is not mounted on the bike, it cannot brake.
I can tell you: everything can break down. Small list:
The left side of the handlebar with all the buttons for light, radio etc. (3 times) 
Right side the the starter button (2)
Fuel meter.
And last weekend the starter motor. (26.000 km, 4 years)
Rust on the bolds of the injectors, brake holders.

Now I have decided to buy a Trophy SE. British racing green with a gold, or small withe line on the tank and rear, is the combination. Only too expensive. It will be a blue one.
I hope the bike is ready for delivery within two weeks.

I use my bike, only for touring / holidays. My partner loves to read books; she is happy sitting in the garden with her e-reader.
I like to go to the Alps, Scandinavian, and Norway particular.
I consider this year to go to the Hybriden, or Scotland.
Routes for the Garmin and advice are welcome.     

You can regularly find me surfing on the Saab and Jaguar fora. Enormous bibliotheca with all kind of technical issues I love it. I think the Trophy forum similar. It is a pity that a Dutch (Trophy) Triumph forum is not active.

 
O, and my avatar;
The BMW was not really broken down then. When I arrive in Sweden with the ferry, a screw punched my rear tire.
TTSE bleu
ex: Dnepr, Ural, BMW R1200RT :-))
Some old Saabs, Daimler serie 3, and STR jag.

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Re: Greetings from ex R1200RT owner Netherlands / Rotterdam aria.
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2014, 04:59:20 pm »
welcome Jaap  :821: wish you thousands of happy riding miles with your Blue Beauty  :047:
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Re: Greetings from ex R1200RT owner Netherlands / Rotterdam aria.
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2014, 05:33:27 pm »
Welcome from another newbie awaiting delivery of my SE. Same story as you with BMW "reliability" in my previous/current bike.

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Re: Greetings from ex R1200RT owner Netherlands / Rotterdam aria.
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2014, 06:18:20 pm »
Welcome Jaap, hope you enjoy your TTSE when you get it.

Had mine four weeks now and love it.  Only problem I had was getting the iPhone, Schuberth SRCS collar and Garmin 660 all to behave as advertised.  I have now invested in a Shoei Neotec with Bluetooth collar and that worked at the helmet shop so it must be the Hands Free Protocol of the Schuberth.

So 2,000 miles in four weeks and really like the bike, now I can receive phone calls too, whoopie.

Later

Dave
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Re: Greetings from ex R1200RT owner Netherlands / Rotterdam aria.
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2014, 06:25:38 pm »
Greetings Jaap, and  :400:!

Had my TTSE for about 9~10 months now, and love it! 
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Re: Greetings from ex R1200RT owner Netherlands / Rotterdam aria.
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2014, 09:49:59 pm »
Welcome to the Forum  :400: you made the right choice in moving to the Trophy
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Re: Greetings from ex R1200RT owner Netherlands / Rotterdam aria.
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2014, 10:32:16 pm »
Welcome to the group, Jaap!  Start planning your trips - you'll not want to get off the new bike!

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Re: Greetings from ex R1200RT owner Netherlands / Rotterdam aria.
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2014, 10:55:02 pm »
 :400: You will love the roads in Scotland plan a route that avoids the A9 and you cant go wrong.

 



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