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Old 11-28-2012, 04:12 PM   #31
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fix it. I have a 2001 and i would trade nothing for it. well maybe another one with less miles. Mine has 92k on the clock.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:51 PM   #32
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Sold my Tiger in September. Now I'm the model of responsibility on my KTM 950 SMR.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:55 PM   #33
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No idea what I would replace it with. I would shy away from another gen 1 because of the second gear issues. While mine is fine, I would be sad to buy another and have that happen to it.
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Well the offered me $4,817 for the bike.....hell of a lot more then I expected. I can buy my old one back for $700 which I intend to do as it already had a salvage title.
If it were me, I KNOW what I'd do - I'd buy the bike back, then buy another nice, unscuffed Gen 1 bike with a known second gear problem for cheap, and put the motor with the good second gear in it - then sell parts on EBay or wherever and have a nice holiday with the money left over!

BTW, here's a link to a site with a copy of the MCN review of the Motion Pro Fork-Tru fork alignment tool. This thread is going to make me spend money!
http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...otion-pro.html
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:26 PM   #34
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That's good news. I'm with the other buy it back folks, but I'm gen1 biased
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:35 PM   #35
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I am definitely buying it back. If I don't keep it my dad wants it. Best bike I have ever owned and no idea what I would replace it with. I have bike add but it's the first bike I have wanted to hold on to.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:38 PM   #36
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That's good news. I'm with the other buy it back folks, but I'm gen1 biased
I am buying it back for $700 and intend to fix it and do a few small mods.

parts to fix

- headlight fairing
- headlight
- fender
- maybe forks but doubt it


Parts I want

Hard luggage and racks. I have a givi rack and top box but need the side boxes and mounting stuff. Anyone have any of these items for sale?

The Wolf, like you, I just spent a lot of time looking to replace this bike, however, I love it and could not find something to replace it with so I will fix it and continue riding.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:15 PM   #37
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I am buying it back for $700 and intend to fix it and do a few small mods.

parts to fix

- headlight fairing
- headlight
- fender
- maybe forks but doubt it


Parts I want

Hard luggage and racks. I have a givi rack and top box but need the side boxes and mounting stuff. Anyone have any of these items for sale?

The Wolf, like you, I just spent a lot of time looking to replace this bike, however, I love it and could not find something to replace it with so I will fix it and continue riding.
If you haven't already, upgrade your suspension. Doing that makes the bike even better. Even the budget suspension mods make a huge difference. Check the FZ1OA, couple of folks are selling goodies or parting out right now.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:05 AM   #38
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If you haven't already, upgrade your suspension. Doing that makes the bike even better. Even the budget suspension mods make a huge difference. Check the FZ1OA, couple of folks are selling goodies or parting out right now.
Have a link to them at all. I must be blind as I don't see any there.
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