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Old 02-23-2013, 07:43 PM   #376
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Standing up

I got back home from the work week to find this at the front door. A little bit later and I had it ready to install.



Now it can at least stand up, straight. It installed pretty easy, and I was happy. Now that the rear wheel was off the ground, I checked the valves. They were all in spec. I changed the plugs to NGK iridium, and removed the rear wheel. The old tire is off, after scratching the crap out of my rim. Next I think I'll remove the swingarm and clean the chain and sprockets. When that's done, I'll hit the front end.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:55 AM   #377
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Put the same one on last year. It took me about an hour of cussing at it before it went on.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:10 PM   #378
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Boulder, if you haven't already done so. I would recommend a good engine protection bar, skid plate, and possibly some suspension work. While I am out of town next year, going to have racetech upgrades to the forks and rear shock installed. After that my 06 should finally be done.

Then on to the planned addition of a 800XC upgrading.

Good luck on the ride!! And yes lots of pics especially for those of us that can't ride for a year. Unless of course I can talk my Provost Marshal into a motorcycle patrol.
Ya I want to do the racetech upgrade and get stiffer springs. But the shock, Which is the best to get? I definitively want a better rear shock. I know I don't want a hogan.
Drunk Uncle what type of shock are you getting?
And did you just send your forks in to Racetech?

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Old 02-25-2013, 08:15 AM   #379
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Hello Boulder

I ride an 06 Tiger 955i that I have been riding for about two years now, great bike. I am moving back to West Jordan from Texas and perhaps if you need some help with your tiger projects I can be of some help. I have been all through the bike and know it pretty well.

Ive done some dirt trails on mine here in Texas and the bike did very well. some river bottoms and rough roads.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:13 AM   #380
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Hello Boulder

I ride an 06 Tiger 955i that I have been riding for about two years now, great bike. I am moving back to West Jordan from Texas and perhaps if you need some help with your tiger projects I can be of some help. I have been all through the bike and know it pretty well.

Ive done some dirt trails on mine here in Texas and the bike did very well. some river bottoms and rough roads.
Sweet!! Will do. PM me anytime once you get back. My sister lives in that area. Quick hop, jump and skip away from my house.

Ya I will need some help sorting this bike up. Basically stock 2002 with 3k miles. The headers are still original factory color.

Thanks for the offer!

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Old 02-25-2013, 04:04 PM   #381
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Ya I want to do the racetech upgrade and get stiffer springs. But the shock, Which is the best to get? I definitively want a better rear shock. I know I don't want a hogan.
Drunk Uncle what type of shock are you getting?
And did you just send your forks in to Racetech?

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I'm going to have the suspension done next winter before I come home. There is a Racetech authorized shop here in Anchorage. Racetech has a shock that they set up to your specs and then will have that shop do the forks. Have to a one year all expense paid govt vacation in a few months.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:04 PM   #382
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Boulder not sure if you have gotten the Tiger yet.
My advise would be simply find some areas similar to the ride (as you have been on it before you should know what to expect) and try it with the Tiger, I have seen others here ride Tigers in off road situations that truly dazzled me, and I have 34 years riding experience both dirt and street. A member here rode round the globe on a Tiger even against Triumphs advice, and had zero issues (save a bad headlight bulb).
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Get used to the bike, if you feel froggy ....jump.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:10 PM   #383
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Sold my 04 GSA 18 mo ago before the fn ex got it in the divorce. Now I need to ride but for less $ found a black 06 Tiger 955 with 77,000mi. 1 owner and all service records at local Triumph shop. It runs great feels lighter than the GSA and quicker. Has some after market stuff already. price $4,900... anyone with a high mileage 955 with advice.
http://youtu.be/JLEI6h3gg4U
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Dirty, that does seem a bit steep for that year/miles. Try and get him down.
As far as durability, these bikes are NOT your Fathers Triumph, I have personally SEEN 98 models with over 100,000 miles. I have seen inside a Triumph triple with 98,000 miles on the clock, and I was AMAZED. they are over engineered and really damn near bullet proof. My '05 has 30,000 un-issue given miles. The miles would not detour me, the price would. Best of luck with your search.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:54 PM   #384
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I think Blacktiger is triple digit on the mileage on his Girlie. His about 30k on his 800XC
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:38 AM   #385
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Female Dry Break Connector

A friend of mine owns a 2002 955i Tiger and is having issues withe fuel connector, called "female dry break connector", part number T1240868 . These are made out of plastic and every 3 or 4 years he needs to change them. Is there a solution for this problem?

Suggestions?
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:46 AM   #386
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Yes there is. There are metal connectors and in fact 04 I think Triumph switched to metal connectors. Have your friend get on tigertriple.com. Exact part numbers are there.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:12 PM   #387
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Metal fuel fittings

You can order them from team triumph in Janesville, WI.

http://www.rideteamtriumph.com/images/TTFKD-1.jpg

http://www.rideteamtriumph.com/tiger.htm

I think that's what your looking for.

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Old 02-26-2013, 04:33 PM   #388
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Thanks for your help! I will let him know!
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:39 PM   #389
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Dirty, that does seem a bit steep for that year/miles. Try and get him down.
As far as durability, these bikes are NOT your Fathers Triumph, I have personally SEEN 98 models with over 100,000 miles. I have seen inside a Triumph triple with 98,000 miles on the clock, and I was AMAZED. they are over engineered and really damn near bullet proof. My '05 has 30,000 un-issue given miles. The miles would not detour me, the price would. Best of luck with your search.
Thanks, They came down a little and I still want this bike...pullin the trigger on Friday.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:45 AM   #390
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Yes there is. There are metal connectors and in fact 04 I think Triumph switched to metal connectors. Have your friend get on tigertriple.com. Exact part numbers are there.

I have an 06, and had an 02. The earlier bike came with the brittle plastic connectors and I changed them out for the metal units. The 06 does away with the entire setup. Instead of two connectors (fuel feed and return), there is simply one feed tube, over which a robust connector slides - it's nothing like the old design.

I can remove the tank 20 times a day without fear if I needed to. HUGE improvement
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