Welcome to my 2004 Triumph Tiger 955i
I've owned this superb black 04 plate 955i Tiger since it was a year old (2005) and have looked after it meticulously. It has only done around 18,000 miles so is barely run in. Virtually all those miles have been covered on longer trips, mostly in France so it hasn't been abused on short runs, and has rarely exceeded 8,000 rpm.
Oil changes etc have all been carried out well before the due dates / mileages, using top quality materials (eg Silkolene fully synthetic 10W/40). Valve clearances were checked at 12,000 miles and all found to be within spec. As a qualified engineer and long-time motorcycle enthusiast, I have done all maintenance myself as I have had poor experiences with dealers.
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I have carried out a number of modfications to make the bike more useable for long distance trips including:
The particular bike is the very last of the wire wheel models to leave the factory and as such could be seen as a landmark motorcycle. It comes with heated grips, centre stand, Datatool alarm, Triumph panniers including inner bags, a Kappa (Givi type) top box and a Baglux tank cover. I fitted a new Motobatt battery at the start of this year. Paint etc is generally A1 although there are a few boot scuffs on the RHS pannier. However, the stripes on the tank (under the Baglux cover) have started to craze.
Lowered overall height (by approx 30mm) with appropriately shortened centre & side stands.
Conversion of wheel rims to accept tubeless tyres by sealing spoke nipples with aircraft sealant. This was done approx 6 years ago and has been very successful with the tyres losing no pressure at all.
Remapping (using Tuneboy software) to eliminate the surging / stumbling between 2 - 3,000 rpm which plagues some of these bikes. The Tiger now pulls like a train from 2,000 rpm.
MRA Vario screen with added extra height aerofoil.
Buell footrests to give more relaxed knee position.
Touratech style hand guards.
Fiamma twintone horns
Revised charging wiring layout to eliminate lost volts in the charging system (the "Sasquatch fix").
The Tiger performs like a new bike and has never let me down or caused me any concerns whatsoever. The rear tyre (Metzeler Tourance) has very few miles on it but if I was keeping the machine I would probably change the front next year. Chain and sprockets show no wear. Brake pads have loads of life left and discs are in excellent condition. There are no bodges / rusty bits / rounded nuts. The Tiger will come with a new MoT and is taxed till March 2014.
I have done very few miles indeed in the last couple of years, as I had a replacement knee last year and the Triumph is now feeling a bit more than I can manage. So I am regretfully parting with the Tiger and am looking for something a bit lighter and easier to cope with.
I am sure the new owner will be as happy with this fine bike as I have been.
Some more pictures:
And a couple in La France Profonde.....