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September 29, 2017, 10:46:21 PMReply #30 on

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Reno got back to me with pictures of the shock as best as he could take with his cell.  I'm guessing he didn't bother removing the luggage.  It doesn't look aftermarket, and the coil doesn't look cut (the cheap method for lowering)

September 29, 2017, 10:55:10 PMReply #31 on

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found this pic online.  The lower one is the 955, the upper is the 885.  The shock is definitely the lower one (interestingly, it makes it look like the easiest way to lower the rear on a 955 is to swap in a 885 shock):


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Sitting in SLC airport. Just looking at the green one. To me, it looks like it has a new/ non original starter, and I don't know how the cases are assembled on the Girly, but the sump cover may not be original too??

September 30, 2017, 08:23:05 AMReply #33 on

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Photos show a typical shitty bog stock shock.

Comparing the the two shocks just say the 955 shock is mag wheel shock not wire wheel,put a 885i Shock on a 955 wire wheel it'll be exactly the same.

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The blue one in Reno is out of the running.  I forgot how dealerships like to tease you with a come-on price then pile "fees" on top of it.  This particular dealership has $750 in fees (not counting tax, title, and license) on top of the cost of the bike.  I'm still talking to the guy in UT with the green bike, and 95% sure that will be my next bike.  My fallback, if that falls through, is a Buell Ulysses that is local.  I like the Ulysses, and this is a good example, but I'd prefer the Tiger.

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Buggers  :cp

The Ulysses is not much fun in traffic and hot.
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WTF has traffic and hot got to do with it  :icon_wink: if you want a tractor go buy a Massey Ferguson.

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WTF has traffic and hot got to do with it  :icon_wink: if you want a tractor go buy a Massey Ferguson.

Yeah, cause were not at all biased on the Tiger forum, are we........  :augie

Full Disclosure, I'm a Harley owner.....Had 2 at one point.

2 wheels good....

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Yeah, cause were not at all biased on the Tiger forum, are we........  :augie

Full Disclosure, I'm a Harley owner.....Had 2 at one point.

2 wheels good....

I’m not bias towards Triumph I dislike Harley’s a perfect example of the ‘Kings Clothes’ they are a mechanical pigs ear  :icon_evil: one of the great PR cons  if folks like riding and pretending they are what ever fair enough but the bikes are to mechanics what myxomatosis is to rabbits  :icon_biggrin:

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mmm, I have this tasty can of worms, now where is my can opener?

Seriously, I'm not a fan of Harley, but thats more that I don't like cruisers or the like.  Nonetheless, the XB series Buells were very nice bikes, and handling was especially great.  They had some foibles--noisy rear cylinder fan when you shut the engine off, a lot of year on your leg, but they were still fun.  It amazes my that Buell got so much more power out of the same engine (reliably) compared to the Sportster 1200: 70 vs 103 hp, 79 vs 84 ft. lbs.

Anyway, the agreement has been reached on the green lightning.  Pickup date will be 10/18--two weeks, then I have a short list of upgrades that I want to do fairly quick:  center stand, heated grips, check the fuel connectors and regulator.  Longer term: better bags, better suspenders, crash bars (I'm a sucker for Thunderbike if I can justify the cost.  The saved my leg once.)

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a dumb and simple question, so I'll tack it on the end of this thread.  I can't remember, and I can't find corroborating pictures, but do early 955's (i.e. a 2002) have the powerlet outlet on the left side of the frame, below the tank?  I know the later ones do, but I cant remember with the older models.  If it does I'll throw my powerlet powered air pump, tire spoons, and patch kit in my bag as a safety measure for the fly-and-ride next week.


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mmm, I have this tasty can of worms, now where is my can opener?

Anyway, the agreement has been reached on the green lightning.  Pickup date will be 10/18--two weeks, then I have a short list of upgrades that I want to do fairly quick:  center stand, heated grips, check the fuel connectors and regulator.  Longer term: better bags, better suspenders, crash bars (I'm a sucker for Thunderbike if I can justify the cost.  The saved my leg once.)

I just logged in this morning after not checking this forum for some time. There are two Tigers on the Two Wheeled Texans forum, www.twtex.com. A 2002 and 2004.  Probably not interested now but you would have to create an account to see the For Sale Section.

Sorry I didn't get here sooner but good luck with Green Meanie. Cool looking bike.

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Forgot to say that I have an OEM shock off of my 2006 that has less than 8K miles if you end up needing one. I bought a HyperPro from Sasquatch here on this forum.

Also, Michelin Pilot Road 4 trail tires and the HyperPro shock completely transformed my Tiger. Take a look at them if you need either one.

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Thanks.  I’m on day one of my ride home. I’m pretty happy with the condition of the bike, given it’s age (not perfect, but pretty darn good.). The bike runs great, though I haven’t pushed it too hard. It’s got a loping idle, but my recollection was this could be fixed by running the TOR map with the stock can.  I’ll try that once I get home and order the tuneecu cable.

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a dumb and simple question, so I'll tack it on the end of this thread.  I can't remember, and I can't find corroborating pictures, but do early 955's (i.e. a 2002) have the powerlet outlet on the left side of the frame, below the tank?  I know the later ones do, but I cant remember with the older models.  If it does I'll throw my powerlet powered air pump, tire spoons, and patch kit in my bag as a safety measure for the fly-and-ride next week.

Bit late as your on your way, but the outlet should be where you say. Oh yeah, and a bit cheeky but dont forget I have an immaculate Wilbers shock on the shelf at home for this bike :icon_wink:
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