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Old 04-26-2011, 05:51 PM   #16
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Bought one in '03 sold it, able to get an '02 last year and love it. triple engine puts a smile on my face every time I twist the throttle. Also nice that I bought the used one for less than a third of what a new one costs
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:13 PM   #17
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Just got a Triumph Tiger 955i

Just picked up a burnt orange 05 Tiger with brand new Metzlers and a fresh valve job and I love it, except for it's concrete-Corbin seat.

This is my first adventure bike and look forward to exploring beyond the pavement. Been riding cruisers for the past five years.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:56 PM   #18
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you will look long and hard to find a tiger rider with a complaint. i bought an 04 new and have put over 50 k and only changed the oil chains and tires. been the best bike i ever had.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:01 AM   #19
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Just picked up a burnt orange 05 Tiger with brand new Metzlers and a fresh valve job and I love it, except for it's concrete-Corbin seat.

This is my first adventure bike and look forward to exploring beyond the pavement. Been riding cruisers for the past five years.
get somebody to fit a gell pad or a thin layer of foam , and it will be perfection
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:45 AM   #20
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Blue Highway

I've still got the Blue Meanie ( '06 955i Tiger). The wife and I road it up to the 2008 Inaugural Moto GP in Indianapolis. A week ago I had the 12,000 mile service done on it.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:46 AM   #21
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I love my 01 Girlie.




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Old 11-16-2012, 02:37 PM   #22
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I had an 885i Tiger, first of the Girlie style. From test ride until the day I sold it, I was always thrilled by that bike. They say a KLR can do a little of everything, but nothing well. I think this bike can do a little of everything, and do it all very well. It was big and heavy when pushing it around the garage, but it felt so light on its feet, everywhere I took it, and I never had to change any of the ergos on the bike. It just fit me like a glove from day one. I bought it with 27k, sold it with 42k on it.

The only reason I let it go was that I thought the 1050 Tiger would be the same thing, only newer and better. It wasn't. I haven't owned a GS, but I can't imagine that a GS would measure up to one of these.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:18 PM   #23
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I haven't owned a GS, but I can't imagine that a GS would measure up to one of these.
I've owned both, and have an '05 tiger now. I liked the GS better, but I prefer shaft drive, really liked the Telelever front suspension, and the "quirkiness" of the 1200 boxer.

That being said, this time around I bought used, and only had $5K to play with when I bought my Tiger for $4200.00...it's a lot nicer than any of the $4200.00 GS's I found...

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Old 11-16-2012, 04:30 PM   #24
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get somebody to fit a gell pad or a thin layer of foam , and it will be perfection
Check out Spencer's for your seat mod needs. He reworked my stock 07 Tiger seat with some Supracore foam, much better than the Triumph gel seat i have. All for a mere $75!!! http://greatdaytoride.com/Home_Page.php
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:39 PM   #25
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Love mine

I have been riding for 33 years and had every type of bike out there.
Sometimes 3 or 4 at the same time....I bought my '05 used in 07 and have since sold off the other bikes I had at the time. The Tiger does everything well.
Pleasure on the street (triple motor is amazing) Comfortable, agile, quick, 1 or 2 up, ample storage options, lots of after market gadgets available, and as stated you can pick up a good used one for the same or less than a new much smaller cc bike with less farkles. You will also find it to be much faster than your GS. Engine pulls like a locomotive!!!!
Heres mine doing a little trail riding.

Happy Tiger Hunting! You won't regret the purchase.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:02 PM   #26
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My and my 06 last year in Chicken on the way to D2D.

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:42 PM   #27
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My 06 on the way up to the sierras with a bunch of buddies.

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Old 11-21-2012, 11:25 PM   #28
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I love my 1050, but I miss my girlie so much fun!
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:46 AM   #29
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blimey i forgot about this thread well i did get round to buying one back in march , didnt get much riding in due to a back operation , but did a bit of light farkling and making up for the lack of riding now

me and a pal went for a few days in Normandy.


and a few pics of her clean with farkles

















and she is now Shod with some Heidenau K76s





that i have to say are performing nicely wet or dry not to shabby for a 50k bike eh

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Old 11-26-2012, 12:09 PM   #30
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Just had my 06 for about a month and a half now and have been more than happy with her. I've ridden BMWs for about 30 years and never thought I'd say this....I think its' time to sell the ol K100rs!
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