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Old 01-10-2013, 09:56 AM   #46
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Wicked Add me to the list....

I recently got an '04 with 46k miles on it (in black) from a guy in California.
Oh boy.... I love this bike! I have always wanted one but was put off by the height (cause I'm a short unit)
but I got my leg over it and am loving it. So smooth, so much torque, so niiiiiice!
It brings a smile to my face just thinking about riding it
ok except for the rock-hard seat, gotta get that sorted.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:01 AM   #47
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i had 2.
a 2002 that i did my bb1000 on....1029 miles in 22 hours.
and later a 2005 that i put 35k on. both wonderful bikes.
i wouldn't mind having another 2005....with the triumph gel seat.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:26 AM   #48
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I have an '02 available, black and fully farkled, always maintained. Got a health problem that isn't going to go away, so Tiger is too much bike for me now. Anyone interested let me know. Located southern B.C. (Vancouver Island)
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:58 AM   #49
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I LOVE my tiger 955!!

I had my Tiger 955i out for the first time this year twice this weekend. God, I LOVE this bike!!!!
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:53 PM   #50
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I had my Tiger 955i out for the first time this year twice this weekend. God, I LOVE this bike!!!!
Yeah, yeah. Well it was a great week everything starting to melt, now have 3" of snow!!!
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:43 PM   #51
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Yeah, yeah. Well it was a great week everything starting to melt, now have 3" of snow!!!
Come on down here mate, we had 70-78 all weekend (with some showers though) riding season runs about 45 weeks in Texas! the other 7 weeks its too hot!
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:39 PM   #52
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Come on down here mate, we had 70-78 all weekend (with some showers though) riding season runs about 45 weeks in Texas! the other 7 weeks its too hot!

Your kidding right? Riding season in Texas is 52 weeks a year. I miss it. Five more years till I retire to Granbury.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:04 AM   #53
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Have owned 28 different bikes over the years all styles and brands. When I purchased my '05 Tiger I owned a 2000 Triumph Speed3 BMW 650 "Funduro" and a Suzuki 750 Katana. Sold off the other 3 kept the Tiger going on year 6 now with her. Couldn't be more pleased one of the best all around bike values in motorcycling today.....but by no means is it a "value" bike. Well built great quality/durability etc.
And the Triple motor is a dream, the bike simply does everything well. If you can get one, DO you will not be disappointed.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:24 PM   #54
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Considering a 955i for my first adventure bike - maybe a '4 or '05. Want something I can take the wife on trips with and more miles on the highway than back country (but still want to do some exploring). Anything I should be aware of?
Seems like the best choice outside a BMW GS. Budget of 4k and I am 6'3" and 250. My past includes street and dirt. but that was 20 years ago. Was not keen on the styling at first, but it is growing on me.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:26 PM   #55
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Hi Roadinator. I'm not the most qualified to respond as I've only logged 400 mi on my '06 since I bought it over the holidays, but figured you deserved a reply! I'm 6'3" also and the bike fits my frame well. The riding position is a bit snug for long legs, probably due to the peg placement to help with ground clearance. But, you said you wanted a bike that can also venture off road as well, so also assuming a straight tourer is not in the cards. I did a lot of research before settling on a 955 and the only negative comments seemed to come from shorter riders that didn't like the high seat height and top-heaviness of the bike. With your size, that shouldn't be a problem. Bullet-proof mechanicals and relative ease of maintenance sold me. Plus, the 105hp will suite 2-up riding well. My budget was also around $5K and I couldn't find anything that could touch a '04-'06 955 for a great all-around adventure bike that could also fit my height. Check out tigertriple.com as well for loads more info.

If you happen to buy a blue one and want a set of stock panniers and top case in excellent condition, I'm probably going to list mine soon for sale. Feel free to PM me if you are interested.

Good luck!
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:35 PM   #56
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Considering a 955i for my first adventure bike - maybe a '4 or '05. Want something I can take the wife on trips with and more miles on the highway than back country (but still want to do some exploring). Anything I should be aware of?
Seems like the best choice outside a BMW GS. Budget of 4k and I am 6'3" and 250. My past includes street and dirt. but that was 20 years ago. Was not keen on the styling at first, but it is growing on me.
Welcome to the dark side, it is growing on you already!
Brilliant bike for 2 up IMHO
Very good to Awesome for adventure touring depending on your level of skill. Your dimensions will help you, and you can raise the seat a little if needed to adjust for the seat/peg ratio
Good luck and god-speed, get one as soon as you can, you will not regret it!
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:27 PM   #57
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i'm hunting... just missed one by one day
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:37 PM   #58
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Welcome to the dark side, it is growing on you already!
Brilliant bike for 2 up IMHO
Very good to Awesome for adventure touring depending on your level of skill. Your dimensions will help you, and you can raise the seat a little if needed to adjust for the seat/peg ratio
Good luck and god-speed, get one as soon as you can, you will not regret it!
Got one about 4 weeks ago. Love it. Great choice and a great bike (and the wife loves it as well).

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Old 05-14-2013, 07:53 PM   #59
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:40 PM   #60
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04...27k glourious kms

River, you should market those crash bars and the bags that mount to the factory mouts!!

I know of at least one buyer, me

I might as well keep the Lucifer Red bike theme going.
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