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Old 08-13-2012, 08:44 PM   #196
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I do commute 40 miles round trip maybe 1/3 to 1/2 of the time. I also do trips to the mtns of N GA, Tenn, N.C. VA, WVA, etc at least twice a year plus weekend rides of about 150 miles most weekends. I did buy it new in February of 2006. Traded a 2004 BMW R1150RT with 20K miles straight up for it.

I did demo the 8000 roadie about a year ago. Very nice bike, with an engine that likes to rev., good power, much smaller feel and lighter weight, lower seat though I'm used to a tall Russell, narrower front tire seemed to fall into turns quicker, much less wind protection, similar engine heat on the right side only noticable whe wearing jeans instead of riding overpants.

I liked it!
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:43 PM   #197
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Well I got there in the end had me tigger since April I kind of forgot about this thread








Since I've had it I've had heeps of help from the chaps over at the tiger triple forum and the mods so far are

Palmer screen and brackets , heated grips , rox risers , big feck off HID spots and HIDs in the headlights,
Corbin seat , one off zumo mount , Remus revolution titainium , Koso volt meter .Mustangs lowered foot pegs touratech hand guards

Next on the list is K+N filter Tor tune and Airbox mod.

If you talking bang for your buck Nothing really beats this bike.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:44 PM   #198
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Triplechad - "bang for the buck" - you're right about that. Girlies are getting harder to find on this side of the pond. Looks like you & Bobnoxious snagged a few good ones though. Cheers, j
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:03 AM   #199
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First ride impressions:

-Ooh...runs smooth and quiet.
-May need an aftermarket muffler so I can hear that sweet triple note better
-Pulls like a freight train from idle to redline...holy crap!
-Can't believe how low I can lug in 6th gear and still have it pull cleanly.
-Handles extremely well...was kind of shocked at my lack of chicken strip already.
-The wife likes it, is fairly comfortable on the back, and feels confident that she'll be ok riding it solo if she wants
-Has no problem pushing us along 2-up at 80+ mph
-It sure does make people look
-immediately took it on a dirt road while we were 2-up...no problems, and we were both pleasantly surprised at how smooth it was (road had plenty of potholes
-I need the bars a little closer to me
-2-up on the gravel, I could feel how light the front end is

Overall, I really like it...I think it may be a keeper. Now to farkle, starting with bags/racks for bags
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:28 AM   #200
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-Has no problem pushing us along 2-up at 80+ mph
when the hell were we going 80mph?
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:27 PM   #201
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when the hell were we going 80mph?


Uh-oh..... BUSTED!!!!

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Old 08-23-2012, 04:50 PM   #202
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another convert...

I just brought home my first Girlie.... and my wife approves!

2004 in black with no stripes and 46k miles, it is no garage queen, but damn it is comfortable to ride and it makes me smile every time I get on!
Currently trying to track down the original owner and check the service history of the bike and any mods made.
I can see a lot of miles in my future.....
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:57 PM   #203
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I just brought home my first Girlie.... and my wife approves!

2004 in black with no stripes and 46k miles, it is no garage queen, but damn it is comfortable to ride and it makes me smile every time I get on!
Currently trying to track down the original owner and check the service history of the bike and any mods made.
I can see a lot of miles in my future.....
Congrats!

My experience is the same so far...2 up is successful and thumbs up from the wife (even on dirt roads), and the wife enjoyed it solo. First words when she came back..."it's fast"
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:39 PM   #204
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Just got 2005 Triumph Tiger 955i and dying to get it on the road. But have to wait until Sunday for a long ride.My question is can the footpegs be lowered?
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:56 PM   #205
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Just got 2005 Triumph Tiger 955i and dying to get it on the road. But have to wait until Sunday for a long ride.My question is can the footpegs be lowered?
Yes. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/4706/881/
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:46 PM   #206
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I think 'Mustang' on tigertriple.com site also makes dropped pegs - I have his standard pegs & like 'em.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:04 AM   #207
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Just got 2005 Triumph Tiger 955i and dying to get it on the road. But have to wait until Sunday for a long ride.My question is can the footpegs be lowered?
I put the 1" lower Mustang pegs on my '05, combined with the taller, flatter, more rearward room Corbin seat to make the Tiger really comfy for me now...

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Old 08-26-2012, 02:02 AM   #208
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Has anyone modified the front light fairing? Try as I may I can't fall in love with the bulbous'ness of it...
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:47 PM   #209
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Hey 2tallnwiide

I have the same model w/o panniers. I like the seat, how much was it? I am getting pegs ASAP and just raised the seat using the factory setup. I also put back on the stock bars that the previous ? Or the attachment thats adjustable?
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:40 PM   #210
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I have the same model w/o panniers. I like the seat, how much was it? I am getting pegs ASAP and just raised the seat using the factory setup. I also put back on the stock bars that the previous ? Or the attachment thats adjustable?
I ordered the seat from Corbin, I believe it was $400.00 shipped. The one piece seat is not adjustable like the stock seat is however. Because the seat is wider and flatter it makes the reach to the ground longer as well. I could flat foot the gel seat, but not so much with the Corbin, it is so much more comfortable to me though....

Got the OEM BRG top case for it from an inmate here, that thing is huge...

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