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Old 08-05-2001, 07:13 AM   #16
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Thumb Tiger windscreen

I just did 1075mi in 21hrs with the tall OEM windscreen from Triumph and thought it was a great improvement over stock. I'm not one of those people looking for a windless experience on a bike so I don't mind the noise. Buffeting with my HJC Sy-Max helmet was minimal to none. I'm 6'0" tall and have the bars in a middle position for a nearly "armchair" seating position. I'm going to add Stealth edging soon and will report back if anyone is interested.
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Old 08-05-2001, 10:03 AM   #17
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tiger, tiger

I've not ridden the 955i Tiger yet. I did take a number of
test rides on the olde "steamer" tiger and I was quite
taken with it. Last year I was actively looking for a used one,
favorably priced, located within a 100 mile radius of Columbus,
Ohio. The local Triumph dealer let me know that
he had a 99 Tiger (the 885 model) in yellow at a good
price - it was a trade-in with less than 1800 miles.

Previously I'd done a back-to-back test ride of the new
BMW R1150GS and the 885 Tiger. I liked them both
about the same, but the Tiger was much less expensive.
I bought the used yellow 99 Tiger. I've been very happy
with it. I added a center stand, Thunderbike crash bars,
the 3-bag set of matching hard bags, a Powerbronze
windshield, and Throttle-meister bar-ends for cruise
control. This bike is now a quite capable touring bike
with the ability to handle dirt/gravel roads with ease -
but not too much mud please :-)

I also have a 93 BMW R100GS/PD, a Cagiva E650 Elefant,
and a 88 KLR650. Each is a different bike with a
different feel. It's great to find good used bikes at a
good price.

Ride Safely,
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Old 08-05-2001, 10:06 AM   #18
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955i Tiger Screen

>Looking through my Essential Superbike on the Tiger, I see that ERMAX make a high screen for the bike<

OK "earmax dot com" does not work. How about some links for screens for the Tiger. I like the look of the sportscreen. I presently have the stock and the wind noise on HJC-10 is just above a ROOR. Anothere 300+ bucks for a helmet (which may or may not cure the problem) is a little high.

I will also welcome links for any Tiger related items.

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Old 08-06-2001, 11:21 AM   #19
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Ermax is a funky French company with a beautiful but not-very-functional website at

The image below makes the screen look umm, a little bit French, kinda like their cars.

Couple other Tiger sites you might like:
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Old 08-06-2001, 03:05 PM   #20
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Thanks for the links. O'h dam forgot I took spanish not French in school. Well thats OK don't know Spanish either.

Liked the other links. Greatly enjoyed the Wasp story.

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Old 01-18-2010, 08:07 AM   #21
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Love mine more than beer

Picked up a bargain low mileage '02 955i in May 09. An "Expert" had told previous owner engine strip required it actually was a hooked front sprocket. So new chain + sprockets sorted it
I was really lucky as Triumph were just having parts sale so got from Lings Online

Mainstand kit 17-00 - a must have
Tiger Tank Bag 12-00 - not that good
Sports Silencer 95-00 - sounds brill but remap required
Gel Seats 104-00 pair - more comfotable - dubious about durability as covers seem thin.
High Tinted Screen 42-00 - reduces some buffeting (I'm 6' 0")

They've still got some parts at these prices 19 Jan 2010

I found a half price genuine new pannier kit from my local dealers so have now got the bike totally sorted for touring.

These bikes are superb as long as you don't want to do any off road riding.
Great tank range and superb comfort.
I fitted one tooth oversize front sprocket which drops highway revs by about 500RPM slightly better mpg and no noticible lack of acceleration.

Biggest advice for any owner - Do not adjust chain as per manual this is wrong and causes nearly all the chain problems people moan about.

I am around 16 stone and have adjusted mine to around 55mm movement with bike on mainstand. If you can - sit on bike and if required with full luggage and pillion onboard and measure slack - then adjust to factory setting. Gives slight snatch at low revs but no stretch problems.

I had owned an 885i previously and this engine is million times smoother and more powerfull (a slight exageration)

Only drawbacks - definately a few sphincter moments when low speed manouvering and always feels like it's falling over on wet corners as it initially dives into a turn. (might be the avon tyres) Maintanance fiddly and time consuming but pretty easy.

I can see me living with this bike for many more years. Get one you won't be dissapointed.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:24 AM   #22
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Good tip. Just checked mine and it was well tight. 'tis now slackened...
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:16 PM   #23
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Holy old thread brought back to life Batman!
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:39 PM   #24
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This one may have set a record... Nearly a decade ago!!! Wow...

Gotta admit, one heck of a case of Thread CPR!

Yes, I like Tigers too...
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:54 PM   #25
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This thread is like a Tiger, it just goes on forever!

Good tip about the chain. Being a long time KTM guy, I was already accustomed to a slack chain. KTMs like 'em loose too.

Yes, maintenance is easy on these bikes. I've done all my own without any problems. Even valves are easy, plenty of room to get to and 25mm shims are east to find.

I can't wait to test out the ride with my new Race Tech Emulators installed.

I had my seat done by Spencer Motocare, nice job reshaping and excellent foam. All I need now is some warm weather.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:01 PM   #26
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I had my seat done by Spencer Motocare, nice job reshaping and excellent foam. All I need now is some warm weather.

Over here (australia) we're all waiting for cooler weather, too bloody hot to ride at the moment, (except at night). Pretty soft hey

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Old 01-18-2010, 09:10 PM   #27
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I came very close to getting last years Tiger. Very Impressive. Test road it several times. I could feel the low end and short shifted almost every gear - it pulls great.

I thought it handled well also and I didn't have to be doing the Ton up and over the Hogs Back like Patman and the wonderful road there abouts.

Triumph is back...
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:24 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by macgart
I had my seat done by Spencer Motocare, nice job reshaping and excellent foam. All I need now is some warm weather.
I has my seat redone by Spenser last month. I got out for a 5 hour ride this past Sat. when the weather co-operated. I only did two relatively short stops and never thought twice about the seat.

When I got the seat back from Spenser I was not sure it was that great a change. It does not feel super cushy or even significantly different from the gel seat it replaced. However, with the gel seat I would definitely be getting a message after 3 or 4 hours that I needed a break.


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Old 01-20-2010, 10:39 AM   #29
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Needs bigger bags.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:57 AM   #30
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Great now I am missing my Tiger
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