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Old 05-02-2010, 07:01 PM   #46
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Thanks for the reply. Wife comfort is critical. As far as luggage, I would plan to get a Happy Trail rack to mount the panniers from my KLR. Also have 'stich tank panniers and large tank and tail bag, should be good to go! Love the used prices on these bikes....what is considered "hi mileage" on one of these pups?

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Glad to help. I'm new to Tigers having sold my 100GS to get this one. Wife said it was like going from a shack to a mansion.

Sounds like a good plan on panniers. Wolfman makes a nice waterproof tank pannier set up. The tank design is a little screwy and I had fits getting my Cortech tank bag to fit. It was a bit of engineering, but worth is as I was spoiled by the size. I have a stock Triumph tank bag for it. It's a nice rig.

I put a Loobman oiler on it. Bar end mirrors reduced the buffeting.
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:30 PM   #47
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Yea! Tiger lovers!

I LOVE MY TIGER! I have an 06 955i with about 17000 miles on it and love this machine. I can't ride it without smiling and fielding about a thousand questions about her. So far I haven't tried anything offroad, but I can't imagine a more fun bike to ride. I went out today with a guy on a Buell S3T and he couldn't get over how fast Moneypenny was. Before I bought my her I tested a VStrom 1000 and a Ully and me and my wife both preferred the Tiger. Neither of us liked the Ully for a lot of reasons. I loved the power of the VStrom but it wasn't nearly as smooth as the tiger or as comfortable. Keep riding guys. I'll be out there grinning!
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:11 PM   #48
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Thumb 955i Tiger

I wonder what the OP got? the thread started in '01...

Of course I would have (and still would) vote for the Tiger...
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:38 PM   #49
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I wonder what the OP got? the thread started in '01...

Of course I would have (and still would) vote for the Tiger...
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:43 AM   #50
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:16 AM   #51
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if the market for used bike sales weren't so dismal, I'd sell my Weestrom and 02 DR and buy a gently used 955i. but the market is DEAD... comatose at the least
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:46 PM   #52
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if the market for used bike sales weren't so dismal, I'd sell my Weestrom and 02 DR and buy a gently used 955i. but the market is DEAD... comatose at the least
Actually the market isn't dead.........bikes values are way down from years past but you can still sell a bike if it is reasonably priced.........I have sold three bikes this year for what I considered a fair price. Conversely, I have purchased two bikes for fair prices. I sold a 1976 Suzuki GT550, a 1999 Kawasaki KLR650, and a '07 BMW GSA---------they are happy = I'm happy.

But the main reason I am on this thread............I bought a used 2006 Triumph Tiger last week and except for the windshield noise/turbulence issue, I like it a lot.
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:10 PM   #53
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How are the high milage Tigers holding up? Any big issues?
61000 on my '02 and all it's needed has been a radiator cap at 58K and a new speedo drive at 59K (probably me not fitting it right when swapping tyres). That's it. I know of a couple of others at a similar mileage with no serious problems. Still puts a smile on my face when I ride her.
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:52 PM   #54
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Rode mine from Arkansas to Vermont and back. The gel seats sucked. Ended up buying an Airhawk in northern Vermont. Ahhhhh.

Hauled a 40L ruck of fishing gear, no problem. Do NOT use ATF in the Loobman. It redefines messy.
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:11 PM   #55
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Off-road

Correct me if I'm wrong, but from 2000 to 2006, this bike was still an Adventure touring bike. In 2007, they went to the 1050 and made it a street bike, right? I love the look of the 955i Tiger. How does it do off-road? Can anyone campare it with an R1200GS or KTM 990?
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:18 AM   #56
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61000 on my '02 and all it's needed has been a radiator cap at 58K and a new speedo drive at 59K (probably me not fitting it right when swapping tyres). That's it. I know of a couple of others at a similar mileage with no serious problems. Still puts a smile on my face when I ride her.
Sold mine to a mate with a 145,000kms, no engine work as yet, starting to use a bit of oil but nothing major. Went everywhere the ktm 990 went, just not as quick.........heavy to pick up too. Make sure you have engine guards and knobbys on the front at least if your heading offroad. Motor is awesome, shits over everything else, flogs the KTMs & BMW,s on road as good as a standard GS offroad too.
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:36 AM   #57
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Sold mine to a mate with a 145,000kms, no engine work as yet, starting to use a bit of oil but nothing major. Went everywhere the ktm 990 went, just not as quick.........heavy to pick up too. Make sure you have engine guards and knobbys on the front at least if your heading offroad. Motor is awesome, shits over everything else, flogs the KTMs & BMW,s on road as good as a standard GS offroad too.
Exactly the kind of info I was looking for, thanks. I see you can pick up one of the 955is for around $5,000 or a little under now. I always loved the blue '06. I think I might have to do some serious looking now. I have a GS, but I'm nervous about all the mechanical problems, ie final drive. At least with a chain, you know it's coming. If a Tiger is as good off-road as a GS and better on the road, it seems like the perfect bike for me. Why did Triumph ever turn it into a street bike in the first place? It seems like they would have missed out on a lot of sales from the adventure touring market.
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:38 AM   #58
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Why did Triumph ever turn it into a street bike in the first place? It seems like they would have missed out on a lot of sales from the adventure touring market.
That question is still waiting to be answered. Bought my 06 in December of 2006. I had no interest in the 2007 model.

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Old 08-14-2010, 04:29 PM   #59
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Just returned from a trip from Wisconsin to Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park, Aspen, Badlands and Custer Nat't forest.
This was the third trip west in 2 years on my 2006 Tiger. 2 of the 3 times two up and averaged about 4,000/trip. The more I ride the Tiger (28,000 miles), the more I love it. It is truly a "do everything" bike. We've been to Utah, Glacier/Yellowstone and everyplace in between, camped almost every night loaded with stuff! This is simply the best bike I have owned in my 35 years of riding!!
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