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Triumph Tiger 955i, 2005 with just 16,000 genuine on the clock. Got Triumph gel seats, All Triumph luggage. Engine Bars, Headlight Grille, Radiator and Oil cooler grills and a Bagster Tank cover and bag. All in near unmarked condition. V. nice to ride on the open road but I don't think I will venture much off road with it. I am keeping the 650 T A too despite SWMBO saying "You can only ride one at a time. Why do you need two?"

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650 TA & 955i - Double snap! I just got back from a 800 mile ride to Wales with the Triumph handling everthing well esp the motorways. Still glad to have the TA for bimbling about closer to home.

 

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i had a 955i tiger and its a great bike, but i found it too top heavy, and the head gasket went at 22,000 miles so it was quickly sold on
 

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i had a 955i tiger and its a great bike, but i found it too top heavy, and the head gasket went at 22,000 miles so it was quickly sold on
I agree it is a bit top heavy but after years on the Alp I'm used to that. Being a bit vertically challenged I found it a bit tall too but i have adjusted the seat to it's lowest and altered the preload and slid the fork legs 20mm up the triple clamps and find it OK now.

A lot of owners say the engine is capable of a lot of miles without trouble so i hope the head gasket issue was a one off. How did it manifest itself?
 

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it started overheating, even on "not warm" days. and it kept spitting out water from the expansion tank. i could not work out what the problem was (air lock in hose, faulty radiator cap, blockage etc).

i kept having to top the water up directly into the radiator, which was a right pain as the fuel tank, battery, fairing and indicators have to come off for that.

i did some research and it seemed to be a problem that affected a few 955i's

that, coupled with the top heavy-ness, terrible gearbox (very very clunky) and wind buffeting put me off the bike

the engine is great, but it seemed to be more suited to a road/race bike than an "adventure" bike
 
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