Tiger 955i - Your Opinions

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

  1. Photo Boy

    Photo Boy Adventurer

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    In the USA the cast wheels were a 2006 model change.
  2. Hockley Boy

    Hockley Boy Been here awhile

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    That explains it, I think the original cast wheel model was meant to be 05 over here but due to demand was released 04.
  3. Thumperama

    Thumperama RIP Husaberg

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    05's came with cast wheels. I looked a quite a few before I bought my '06 and everyone of them had cast wheels.
  4. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    My guess is the way they look. It takes a while to get used to the fuel tank. Kinda looks like Salvadore Dali designed it.



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    But I'm still a fan.
  5. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Look at my pic above again, sexy to me, just very well-endowed :D But yea I can kinda see the Dali surrealistic value there too.
  6. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    I have a 2006 and love it too but wanted to comment on the radiator cap. From what I've read the Stant cap that was once recommended and is commonly stocked in auto parts stores has been changed and no longer fits right. Another old thread recommended a Subaru cap and I bought one from a dealer recently and it works fine and was only $10, the Subaru PN is 45137AE00B There is more info on all this at http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=830264
  7. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I like the looks, now. When I first started looking at them as a possible purchase as an Adventure bike, I was not as accepting of the fueltank's looks.

    Don't have'ta look at it if you're ridin' it.:D
  8. oliwoof

    oliwoof Pyrenees - paradise

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    I bought a new one in 2006 which has now done 56k and apart from a throttle position sensor and steering head bearings it has proved to be a reliable and comfy bike. Took it to Morocco last year and it survived well, managed to dent the front cast rim and one of the footrest bolts sheared but that was it.
    Things I don't like are the rubbish lights, even with them wired in tandem, crap dash display and poor front brake but it does pull up well if you pull the lever hard enough. As for the rad cap I just reversed the rubber seal and it has never been a problem since.
  9. Open Gate

    Open Gate New to ADv

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    Hello form Canada. New to ADV and new to me 2005 Tiger last AUG. Love the Tiger, I have had a lot of bikes( BMWs, Buells and Jap) This Tiger is my Favorite. Lots of Smooth Torque, Lots of Storage & Comfy. My British Racing Green Tiger is 48000 km young and going strong.

    I ride it to work mots days 50km each way ,Planing some 4-5000 km trips this summer and can't wait.

    If I figure out how to post pictures here I will show it off.


    Cheers:clap
  10. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    Never liked the Girlies tank. Reminds me of the sweet Green Girlie below.........

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  11. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    hello and welcome :1drink
  12. keystiger

    keystiger rat on a roll

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    Welcome from South Alabama.
    Congrats on the new ride. Your gonna love it!:clap
  13. bobnoxious67

    bobnoxious67 Baby steps...

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    How much? :lurk
  14. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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  15. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    I have a cooling issue on mine and hoping its the radiator cap. I believe it is still original as the only mod to the bike was a Cee Baily windshield. It gets hot city driving but once over 45mph it cools right off. So I believe its either radiator cap not keeping pressure or a thermostat stuck open.

    I started it for the first time since October and let it idle, it almost overflowed the bottle and the fan only kicked on for a second when I turned off the bike. So my other guess is a bad temp sensor to turn on the fan.

    We'll see. Unfortunately it won't get ridden until 13 monthes from now. No point renewing plates and insurance for 30 days of riding.
  16. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    Agree that the headlights and instrument lighting are not so good but was able to improve them by using plus headlight bulbs (at stock 55/60 wattage) and installing LED's in the instruments.....after some experimentation went with green for the speedo, white for the tach, and red for fuel and temp

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  17. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Bingo! change the radiator cap, also look the coolant overflow out as I had a cracked L connector too.
  18. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Thanks Idaho. I just got one in. I did go with the Triumph cap hoping any short comings have been addressed. Probably going to take it apart and install the cap next week.

    On another note, I ordered the 100 dollar service manual. expecting a paperback Clymer like manual, I was pleasantly surprised. Got the nice tabbed manual with a four ring binder. Still not worth a 100 bucks, but a bit nicer than expected.
  19. Dirty Bling

    Dirty Bling Been here awhile

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  20. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    OK, I have change oil and filter and radiator cap. This brings up two questions from the experts.

    1. I didn't take the tank all the way off, just enough to reach the cap. I lost quite a bit of coolant. Did it just drain from the overfill bottle? I topped that off and seems to be running fine.

    2. The oil pan bolt is leaking. I forgot to change crush washers and it leaked about a 1/4 of a coke can. Drained and used new crush washer. Now only leaks a couple drops in 24 hours. Any Ideas?

    I am riding to Dawson and up the Dempster to Inuvik this summer. Not real keen on riding that far into the wilderness with an oil leak no matter how small. That and it will drain off the skid plate and more than likely land on the tire.