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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by DC Chad, Apr 24, 2011.
I love my 01 Girlie.
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I had an 885i Tiger, first of the Girlie style. From test ride until the day I sold it, I was always thrilled by that bike. They say a KLR can do a little of everything, but nothing well. I think this bike can do a little of everything, and do it all very well. It was big and heavy when pushing it around the garage, but it felt so light on its feet, everywhere I took it, and I never had to change any of the ergos on the bike. It just fit me like a glove from day one. I bought it with 27k, sold it with 42k on it.
The only reason I let it go was that I thought the 1050 Tiger would be the same thing, only newer and better. It wasn't. I haven't owned a GS, but I can't imagine that a GS would measure up to one of these.
I've owned both, and have an '05 tiger now. I liked the GS better, but I prefer shaft drive, really liked the Telelever front suspension, and the "quirkiness" of the 1200 boxer.
That being said, this time around I bought used, and only had $5K to play with when I bought my Tiger for $4200.00...it's a lot nicer than any of the $4200.00 GS's I found...
Check out Spencer's for your seat mod needs. He reworked my stock 07 Tiger seat with some Supracore foam, much better than the Triumph gel seat i have. All for a mere $75!!! http://greatdaytoride.com/Home_Page.php
I have been riding for 33 years and had every type of bike out there.
Sometimes 3 or 4 at the same time....I bought my '05 used in 07 and have since sold off the other bikes I had at the time. The Tiger does everything well.
Pleasure on the street (triple motor is amazing) Comfortable, agile, quick, 1 or 2 up, ample storage options, lots of after market gadgets available, and as stated you can pick up a good used one for the same or less than a new much smaller cc bike with less farkles. You will also find it to be much faster than your GS. Engine pulls like a locomotive!!!!
Heres mine doing a little trail riding.
Happy Tiger Hunting! You won't regret the purchase.
My and my 06 last year in Chicken on the way to D2D.
My 06 on the way up to the sierras with a bunch of buddies.
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I love my 1050, but I miss my girlie so much fun!
blimey i forgot about this thread:huh well i did get round to buying one back in march , didnt get much riding in due to a back operation , but did a bit of light farkling and making up for the lack of riding now
me and a pal went for a few days in Normandy.
and a few pics of her clean with farkles
and she is now Shod with some Heidenau K76s
that i have to say are performing nicely wet or dry not to shabby for a 50k bike eh
Just had my 06 for about a month and a half now and have been more than happy with her. I've ridden BMWs for about 30 years and never thought I'd say this....I think its' time to sell the ol K100rs!
Rod in Va.
I have an 05 that I purchased in april. Did the fly and ride from Denver to Salt Lake city, even had to pilot through a snowstorm outside of Steamboat. I've owned lots of different street bikes and I sold them all (except for the dirt bike) after getting the Tiger. It is a joy to ride and it puts a smile on my face every time I get on it. The only thing I would replace it with is perhaps a new tiger 800.
Mine came with 3 different windshields, touratech crash bars, I installed a touratech skid plate, then a SW mototech centerstand since the factory issue doesn't fit with the skid plate. It also came with an aftermarket voltage gauge which draws a lot of attention for some reason from other bikers. It also had brand new Continental Trail attacks which are great on the street but a little slick off road. I love the motor, super smooth and powerful. As someone else stated you would be hard pressed to find a owner who doesn't love them. The only complaint most people have is its a tall saddle height. Great all around machine for a great price. If you watch the classifieds here the ones that come up for sale usually are sold quickly.
I have an '06 that was bought new to replace my beloved '02 that was totaled out.
The '06 has been the best bike- bar none- I have ever owned. It now has almost 50,000 miles on it and we've two-upped to Glacier, Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain, Bad Lands and the Smoky Mountain National parks, plus a trip to the World Superbike races in Utah and a Lake Superior circle tour. Not to mention countless trips around the neighborhood.
So many roads, so little time.........
Next trip????....hopefully Alaska
That 06' is an amazing animal. I got mine to replace my 01'. The bikes are really a joy to ride. This 06' and I are connected, it's my lifer bike. The perfect blend of everything and keeps going. Triumph made this one right!
Chad where did you get the rear wheel hugger. That would go a long ways to keeping the ass end a little cleaner here.
Bought a 2006 about two months ago (from roll_it_on who posted above) and absolutely love it, definitely the best all around bike I've ever owned and mighty fast too
Great bike, high value at low price!
Here's mine with race exhaust, tuned ecu, dna filter, wp front spings, ktm mirrors,custom made seats (not at these pics) and more to come.
I love this bike!
Hello. First time posting here, so apologies if this is in the wrong thread, etc. Am looking for an '06 955 specifically to get the new-for-06 cylinder head and backlash gear, among other things. I've read that the 06 also came standard with heated grips and the center-stand.
I think I have found a great '06 and the initial VIN search confirms its an '06, the spot on the dashboard where the heated grip rocker is supposed to be is blank and there is a different type of heated grip system installed. Also, the bike is missing the center-stand. Current owner did not make these changes, so cannot tell me about these specifics. How can I confirm this is the 06 with the upgraded cylinder head,etc?
Also, how do I post pics here?
Thanks for any advice.
Both the heated grips and center stand were options. At least here in the US.
Great - thanks Skoron.
Hopefully will have some pics to post soon.
Corndogger you should use the SW Motech center stand as it is the only one that works with the Touratech "bash plate." I don't know about interaction with the other skid plates and the factory centerstand. I have an 06 and it didn't have a centerstand or heated grips. I installed both myself.