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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,615
Posted By Photo Boy
I voted for Yamaha because Triumph wasn't...

I voted for Yamaha because Triumph wasn't included as a choice and I've owned BMWs in the past.
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,193
Posted By Photo Boy
OMG, Brain Fart! My bad!

OMG, Brain Fart! My bad!
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,193
Posted By Photo Boy
If your shifting is clunky you should check your...

If your shifting is clunky you should check your chain adjustment. If the chain is too tight it will affect the shifting. If your bike falls into the VIN range for head replacement than you should...
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 136,092
Posted By Photo Boy
In late 2011 I traded in my 2006 Tiger 955 for a...

In late 2011 I traded in my 2006 Tiger 955 for a 2012 Tiger 800. My bike had stock luggage, center stand, engine guards, and the Triumph Comfort gel seat and 70,000 miles on the odometer for $3600. I...
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 190,952
Posted By Photo Boy
I also have the Givi Trekker side bags. I went...

I also have the Givi Trekker side bags. I went with 2-33 liter bags as the offset is not that noticeable and the setup is much narrower than using the 46 and 33 bag together. As it is now with both...
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,193
Posted By Photo Boy
Do you really need a case that big, mounted that...

Do you really need a case that big, mounted that far from the COG of your bike? I'll bet that case weighs close to 20 lbs. when it's empty.

I'd look for a smaller, lighter Givi case if I...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,301
Posted By Photo Boy
Not surprising. Call Hap's Cycle Sales in...

Not surprising.

Call Hap's Cycle Sales in Sarasota, about 50 miles south of Tampa. 1-800-303-4277. Ask for Bob Poneliet, the owner and tell him Brooks in Tampa said to call.
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 106,523
Posted By Photo Boy
Or eliminated by riding any Triumph triple! :D

Or eliminated by riding any Triumph triple! :D
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-11-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By Photo Boy
Streets and Trips allows you to set daily mileage...

Streets and Trips allows you to set daily mileage when planning a route.
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,451
Posted By Photo Boy
The Blue Ridge Parkway ALWAYS delivers! Great...

The Blue Ridge Parkway ALWAYS delivers! Great trip and RR!
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,307
Posted By Photo Boy
I put over 90,000 miles on a 1996 R1100RT that I...

I put over 90,000 miles on a 1996 R1100RT that I bought new. During that time the RID went out at 3,000 miles, I had an oiled clutch at 27,000 miles and a gearbox that had to be refurbished at 45,000...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-10-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,931
Posted By Photo Boy
Great ride report, wonderful photos! What a...

Great ride report, wonderful photos! What a beautiful area! Now I miss my Tiger 955.
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 136,092
Posted By Photo Boy
That was normal for me.

That was normal for me.
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 136,092
Posted By Photo Boy
It was a great bike, ran like new the entire time...

It was a great bike, ran like new the entire time I owned it!
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 136,092
Posted By Photo Boy
I put 72,000 miles on my 2005 Tiger 955i before I...

I put 72,000 miles on my 2005 Tiger 955i before I sold it for a 2012 Tiger 800.
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 136,092
Posted By Photo Boy
It flashes the high beam headlights.

It flashes the high beam headlights.
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,823
Posted By Photo Boy
I'm not a fan of a low seat with feet forward...

I'm not a fan of a low seat with feet forward riding position. Too uncomfortable.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-30-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By Photo Boy
Mapsource is fine on Windows 8 too.

Mapsource is fine on Windows 8 too.
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,950,665
Posted By Photo Boy
I have a friend who recently bought a used 2012...

I have a friend who recently bought a used 2012 Tiger 800. It came with 2" Rox Risers installed and they are fine with the stock cables.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-15-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,513
Posted By Photo Boy
Pete's Cycle is a long time Triumph dealer in...

Pete's Cycle is a long time Triumph dealer in Baltimore if you need parts or service. http://www.petescycle.com/location-details.htm?id=25207&address=7511
Forum: Americas 05-03-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By Photo Boy
Ha! I've lived in Ottawa, Ontario in the 1970's...

Ha! I've lived in Ottawa, Ontario in the 1970's and have lived in Tampa Florida since 1981. We have curves and elevation changes here in Florida if you know where to look for them. And we ride them...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 136,092
Posted By Photo Boy
My 2006 Tiger 955i was exceptionally smooth with...

My 2006 Tiger 955i was exceptionally smooth with only the slightest of vibration over 6000 rpm and virtually none at lower rpms.

If your hand is going getting numb after 20 minutes something is...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 136,092
Posted By Photo Boy
Some bikes need a valve adjustment at the first...

Some bikes need a valve adjustment at the first inspection at 12000 miles and some don't. Mine did. Unless they're checked you won't know.

If I was buying a used bike that hadn't had a proper...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 136,092
Posted By Photo Boy
Congratulations! You might be able to cut a...

Congratulations! You might be able to cut a slightly better deal since the valve check was due at 12,000 miles. Stock chain and sprockets might be needing replacement before 18,000 miles as well. A...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 136,092
Posted By Photo Boy
Tom, Look for prior service records and for...

Tom,

Look for prior service records and for the 12,000 mile service to be done which would include valve inspection and adjustment if needed. Ask about any issues with the...
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 136,092
Posted By Photo Boy
I don't ride off road and only occasionally on a...

I don't ride off road and only occasionally on a dirt road. I'd buy the higher mileage "05 or "06 because it has cast wheels and tubeless tires. I've had a blowout on the rear tubed tire on an...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 136,092
Posted By Photo Boy
Dirty Bling (above) bought my 2006 Tiger that had...

Dirty Bling (above) bought my 2006 Tiger that had 72,000 miles. The clutch was like new with only minor adjustment to the clutch cable, the original cable btw. I bet the clutch on that bike is good...
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 136,092
Posted By Photo Boy
In the USA the cast wheels were a 2006 model...

In the USA the cast wheels were a 2006 model change.
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 136,092
Posted By Photo Boy
There were several changes made to the 2006 Tiger...

There were several changes made to the 2006 Tiger from the 2005. The biggest was the change to 14 spoke cast wheels onstead of the wire wheels on the 2005. This can be seen as either a plus or a...
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 136,092
Posted By Photo Boy
I used a Givi MonoKey 46 liter topcase mounted on...

I used a Givi MonoKey 46 liter topcase mounted on a Givi universal mounting plate which bolted on top of the standard Tiger luggage rack. It doesn't have a back rest though Givi makes one for it.
Forum: Beasts 03-05-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,950,665
Posted By Photo Boy
The stock passenger seat is a perfect match for...

The stock passenger seat is a perfect match for the Triumph Gel seat.
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 136,092
Posted By Photo Boy
DB, No, I never rode two up. My wife...

DB,

No, I never rode two up. My wife doesn't ride. I have been on many trips to the BRP, WVA, VA, MD, etc loaded with full panniers, topcase and seat bag. Never an issue with lack of power or...
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 136,092
Posted By Photo Boy
If you found it at at Hap's in Sarasota, that was...

If you found it at at Hap's in Sarasota, that was my Tiger. My avatar is that bike. I traded it in on an 800 roadie. It was a great bike! I would have no problem riding it coast to coast today.
...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,950,665
Posted By Photo Boy
The 9" Safari Jesse bags are supposed to be only...

The 9" Safari Jesse bags are supposed to be only 35 inches across.
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,704
Posted By Photo Boy
Buy the Tiger for that wonderful Triumph triple...

Buy the Tiger for that wonderful Triumph triple engine. So much nicer than the Boxer.
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 136,092
Posted By Photo Boy
My 2006 Girlie called for super unleaded, 93...

My 2006 Girlie called for super unleaded, 93 octane. There were occasions where I ran regular gas with no ill effects.
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,407
Posted By Photo Boy
I recently bought a 2012 Tiger 800 Roadie and...

I recently bought a 2012 Tiger 800 Roadie and have 2000 miles on it. (coming from BMW R1100/1150RTs and Triumph Tiger 955i) For me it needs a taller windshield and a better seat and hard bags. The...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 136,092
Posted By Photo Boy
I ran 10% ethanol in my 2006 Tiger 955i for...

I ran 10% ethanol in my 2006 Tiger 955i for 77,000 miles with no problems. The bike never sat for more than 3-5 days at a time.
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 136,092
Posted By Photo Boy
Ye,s the tanks are plastic and they can be...

Ye,s the tanks are plastic and they can be painted.
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,950,665
Posted By Photo Boy
Actually the gel seat is much better than the...

Actually the gel seat is much better than the stock seat but it's still not good enough. I bought the rider's gel seat to have as a spare and to use while my stock seat takes a trip to Russell where...
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