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Old 09-15-2014, 10:21 AM   #1
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Back for More Tiger 955i

I am not sure this is the place or even qualifies as a thread, but...I had a 2005 Triumph Tiger 955i that I loved, but began commuting 40 miles one way and needed a car. Sold the Tiger and began a search for another adventure bike. My idea was to get a more capable bike. I looked at the GS, the newer Triumphs, vstroms, and even a couple of sport cruisers.
Over the weekend, I found the perfect bike for me. A 2005 Triumph Tiger 955i!
Like Dorothy, I had what I needed all along and for me, the girlie is just right. I will miss the British Racing Green, but at least now my helmet will match the silver paint.
I will be fitting it with new Heidenau K60's front and rear, a new D.I.D chain and sprockets, putting the stock exhaust back on (this one has an unusual exhaust with a storage tube where the stock pipe goes), new bulbs and an oil change and off I go!
I was going to load pics, but forgot the camera, so pics will follow.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:33 AM   #2
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Totally qualifies as a thread. Welcome back.

Nothing wrong with a Girlie, unless being called one offends you.
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:32 PM   #3
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So is this then the 955 thread? I've been looking but haven't seen anything.

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Old 09-28-2014, 05:05 AM   #4
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Old 09-28-2014, 06:29 AM   #5
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Okay, Tigers coming!

Any chance to show off Tigers, we take...from a 2009 Tiger Ride In, may have to try to put one of those together in the next year or two...








Some good times on these bikes...more to come!
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:58 AM   #6
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Hard to beat

The girlie really is hard to beat! I have had mine for about 4 years now. An 01 with just shy of 60k miles... if she ever dies I think I would go right out and get another girlie.

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Old 09-28-2014, 09:44 AM   #7
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The girlie really is hard to beat! I have had mine for about 4 years now. An 01 with just shy of 60k miles... if she ever dies I think I would go right out and get another girlie.

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Stop your lying sir....you would buy an 05 or 06!
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Old 09-28-2014, 03:55 PM   #8
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That is very possible! But I do like the spoke wheels...
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Old 09-28-2014, 06:32 PM   #9
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The '06 is definitely out with the reduced suspension travel and the cast wheels. The '05 is out because of the cast wheels as well. My '01 serves me quite well indeed. $3200 out the door with Happy Trail boxes and riding gear. Hard to match that anywhere else.
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:07 PM   #10
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I love my '01. I know in the '05 and '06 they changed the rake of the steering slightly and obviously the cast wheels but I didn't know they changed the suspension travel too... totally missed that memo...
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:30 PM   #11
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I would be interested in attending a Tiger Rally!! If you want to start planning one, by all means, go for it!! Let me know if you need help.

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Any chance to show off Tigers, we take...from a 2009 Tiger Ride In, may have to try to put one of those together in the next year or two...








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Old 09-28-2014, 08:30 PM   #12
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I just bought a 2003 955i last week. 19,000 miles and with all the factory luggage. I'm blown away by how much I like this bike. I've had harley's, buells, bandits, vstroms, klr's but none of them have floated down the highway like this girlie. It's like a wee-strom on steriods. I mean, after you get use to balancing on your tip toes its a beautiful thing. I've got a corbin seat that I'll take to the uphostery guy next week to shave down the width and cut off the rubber stops off the bottom. That should make the height just about right.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:20 AM   #13
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Way to score Nookie!
You'll love this beast.
I'm on my second one, my first one was an 01' black girlie, then I got an 06' and now just want to ride it until I can't anymore (me physically, you know? ).

I didn't know there was a suspension difference either when it came to the next generation of 955, in 06'. I'm with Tritri.

By the way, for those looking for a super tire that handles off road with a grip, and street manners that will amaze you, I totally recommend the Full Bore M40 tire. I've been using them for the past two years, and love them. I've recommended to a couple riding buddies and they seem to enjoy the performance the tires offers.
I know there is a separate thread for this tire, but I was throwing it out there.
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:00 AM   #14
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Hey Scott, difinately check those tires out. The tiger came with a new set of Avon Distanzia's. They won't last forever though because its riding season out west now that its cooled off I'll be layin down some miles. Like you said this bike is hard to get off of.
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Old 09-29-2014, 03:48 PM   #15
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I totally agree about the Full Bore's... they are just as much fun on road as they are off road. Definitely try then it and they are an awesome price point!
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