Tiger 955i - Your Opinions

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by BHRBiker, Jul 14, 2001.

  1. 2tallnwide

    2tallnwide Long timer

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    The 955i is plenty of motor for my use, but I would love the traction, and cruise controls of the new 1200 Explorer...:deal
  2. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Keystiger, I may be in need of a motor in the next year or two. On the way back from D2D last year I made a bone head mistake, pumped some diesel. I got most of it out and it ran just fine, but now my coolant level has dropped a little bit in the overfill bottle. The ability to use a 1050 opens up more options for finding another motor. I love the bike and don't want to replace it.

    I do plan on a Tiger 800XC, but as a more dirt worthy companion than a replacement.
  3. keystiger

    keystiger rat on a roll

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    Well, just a thought but I think the Triumph 955i Daytona, Sprint or Speed Triple motors would basically bolt right up give h.p. increases and might be easier to source/find. Is rebuilding the existing motor an option?
    Probably more expensive than sourcing another motor though.
    Sorry to hear of the issues you are having.
  4. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Thanks. Right now she is running fine other than getting a bit warm when going slow. We'll see in the spring when I get it serviced.
  5. jwdub

    jwdub Been here awhile

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    Drunk Uncle,

    I doubt if having run a bit of diesel hurt your motor. I did the same with my 97 BMW R1100RT when the tank truck delivering a load of premium and diesel had the baffle separating the two fail. The load mixed and was used to fill the service station's premium tank. I ran it for about 10 miles out and 10 miles back to the station. It ran progressively worse until it would barely run when I got back. Siphoned the fuel out and refilled with premium at another station. I did a bit of research following the event because I had similar concerns. However, I found that diesel has lubricating qualities and, while it runs and sounds terrible, no damage should result. I continued to ride the BMW for another 45K without any issues.
  6. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 Long timer

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    I agree I think factoring in all the variables it might be okay after it's all sorted....

    Here is a group of us going out after (bad timing) putting on some fresh shoes (Pilot Road 3)...not the best dual sport tire, but the street part was delightful.

    I'm thinking of making my Tiger more off road worthy when I get a new stable mate, so she won't be lonely. :evil

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  7. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Thanks JWDUB. I feel a little better. It was running fine and think the cooling issues are related to the run of diesel. I am sure a couple bikes thought WTF when I passed them belching black soot from the tail pipe afterward. Any of you Tiger guys want to come to D2D, you got a free crash spot at my house.

    I have a room reserved at the downtown hotel and them camping on the Dempster for a couple days up and down afterward.
  8. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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  9. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Only the 06 uses the 1050 cases and NO, a 1050 will not fit because they have different mounting points around the cylinder heads.

    But they use different, bigger throttle bodies to help give the extra HP. Probably need the matching ECU.............So it'll all get more expensive and more involved.
  10. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    If it's an 01~04 stock seat it'll be awful. I was wriggling at 40 miles when I bought my bike new. The gel is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better.

    If it's an 05~06 stock seat, I can't really say how much better it is than the early seat but it does seem to have better foam.
  11. Hatley Rocket

    Hatley Rocket Been here awhile

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    It does look great! Do you have any Pictures of the rear end? How wide is it with your GIVI setup?

    Thanks
  12. almostblue62

    almostblue62 n00b

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    Hi all!
    Need advice on a black, 2002 Tiger 955i. I've found one with 10k miles with three hard cases for $1,800. Looks good except for some bubbling in the paint on the tank. And it could use a bath. Maybe new tires, too.
    The seller is charging the battery so I can test ride it. Haven't heard it run yet. He says it's tip top.
    Is it a good deal? Should I buy it? What sort of problems should I look for?
    Oh yeah, and why do people refer to Tigers as Girlies?
    Cheers,
    Blue
  13. longlostson

    longlostson Adventurer

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    As an owner of an 06 it sounds reasonable IMHO. Have you tried tigertriple.com for more info? It's a good source for info, even why they call them girllies. :1drink
  14. sevenpointsixtwo

    sevenpointsixtwo Resident Hooligan

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    Either that's a hell of a deal, or I just got taken for a ride on a '98 with 28,000 I just bought for 2k! If it's in good mechanical shape, I would jump on it. Mine has the same paint bubbling issues; the "Steamers" had plastic tanks, through which ethanol gas can evaporate and get into the paint, but I thought the 955s had metal tanks- could be mistaken though (edit: I am mistaken, '99+ tigers do indeed have plastic tanks).

    Oh and it's "girlie" because, well.... it's wearing eyeliner.

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  15. Thumperama

    Thumperama RIP Husaberg

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    The girlies have plastic tanks too. Which makes crash bars a necessity (Touratech's look the best).
  16. Carpenter_LV

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    Does anyone have changed the antifreeze? From the system poured about 2L, but in the book written that there must be 2.8L....
  17. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    most likely the 0.8 is the residual left in the engine .
  18. bobnoxious67

    bobnoxious67 Baby steps...

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    That's a smokin deal! I paid $3300 for my '01, and it had NO accessories, and was a bit neglected with 17,000 miles.
  19. kayakerbiker

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    Hi folks anyone have any idea on realistic mileage for a 2006 995i Triumph Tiger ..Also good points versus bad points I have a 2006 gs 1200 but am smitten with the Tiger..
  20. lvscrvs

    lvscrvs Been here awhile

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    my bike mpg - sporty riding = low 40s, highway = high 40s w/TOR tune

    lots of info on tiger 955i in the 'beasts' section

    great bikes, kinda tallish and top-heavy in stock form, the motor is great, handles great, etc... love mine