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Old 11-25-2012, 06:38 AM   #226
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hope that gets better...

I agree I think factoring in all the variables it might be okay after it's all sorted....

Here is a group of us going out after (bad timing) putting on some fresh shoes (Pilot Road 3)...not the best dual sport tire, but the street part was delightful.

I'm thinking of making my Tiger more off road worthy when I get a new stable mate, so she won't be lonely.

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Old 11-25-2012, 04:10 PM   #227
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Thanks JWDUB. I feel a little better. It was running fine and think the cooling issues are related to the run of diesel. I am sure a couple bikes thought WTF when I passed them belching black soot from the tail pipe afterward. Any of you Tiger guys want to come to D2D, you got a free crash spot at my house.

I have a room reserved at the downtown hotel and them camping on the Dempster for a couple days up and down afterward.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:46 PM   #228
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:12 AM   #229
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Originally Posted by Drunk_Uncle View Post

Now a question for the experts. I have been told that 05-06 955s use 1050 cases and some other 1050 parts. Sooo would a 1050 go into an 06 Tiger?
Only the 06 uses the 1050 cases and NO, a 1050 will not fit because they have different mounting points around the cylinder heads.

Originally Posted by keystiger View Post
Well, just a thought but I think the Triumph 955i Daytona, Sprint or Speed Triple motors would basically bolt right up give h.p. increases and might be easier to source/find.
But they use different, bigger throttle bodies to help give the extra HP. Probably need the matching ECU.............So it'll all get more expensive and more involved.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:26 AM   #230
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but I am interested in seeing if the stocker is better than what I have now.
If it's an 01~04 stock seat it'll be awful. I was wriggling at 40 miles when I bought my bike new. The gel is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better.

If it's an 05~06 stock seat, I can't really say how much better it is than the early seat but it does seem to have better foam.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:59 PM   #231
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GREAT lookin' bike, but then I'm biased ...
It does look great! Do you have any Pictures of the rear end? How wide is it with your GIVI setup?

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Old 01-09-2013, 11:02 AM   #232
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Tiger by the tail (2002 Tiger 955, seeking advice)

Hi all!
Need advice on a black, 2002 Tiger 955i. I've found one with 10k miles with three hard cases for $1,800. Looks good except for some bubbling in the paint on the tank. And it could use a bath. Maybe new tires, too.
The seller is charging the battery so I can test ride it. Haven't heard it run yet. He says it's tip top.
Is it a good deal? Should I buy it? What sort of problems should I look for?
Oh yeah, and why do people refer to Tigers as Girlies?

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Old 01-09-2013, 02:34 PM   #233
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As an owner of an 06 it sounds reasonable IMHO. Have you tried for more info? It's a good source for info, even why they call them girllies.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:56 PM   #234
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Either that's a hell of a deal, or I just got taken for a ride on a '98 with 28,000 I just bought for 2k! If it's in good mechanical shape, I would jump on it. Mine has the same paint bubbling issues; the "Steamers" had plastic tanks, through which ethanol gas can evaporate and get into the paint, but I thought the 955s had metal tanks- could be mistaken though (edit: I am mistaken, '99+ tigers do indeed have plastic tanks).

Oh and it's "girlie" because, well.... it's wearing eyeliner.


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Old 01-10-2013, 08:46 PM   #235
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The girlies have plastic tanks too. Which makes crash bars a necessity (Touratech's look the best).
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:57 AM   #236
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Does anyone have changed the antifreeze? From the system poured about 2L, but in the book written that there must be 2.8L....
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:32 AM   #237
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most likely the 0.8 is the residual left in the engine .
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:44 AM   #238
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That's a smokin deal! I paid $3300 for my '01, and it had NO accessories, and was a bit neglected with 17,000 miles.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:11 AM   #239
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MPG on a Triumph Tiger 995 ??

Hi folks anyone have any idea on realistic mileage for a 2006 995i Triumph Tiger ..Also good points versus bad points I have a 2006 gs 1200 but am smitten with the Tiger..
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:33 AM   #240
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my bike mpg - sporty riding = low 40s, highway = high 40s w/TOR tune

lots of info on tiger 955i in the 'beasts' section

great bikes, kinda tallish and top-heavy in stock form, the motor is great, handles great, etc... love mine
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