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Old 4 Jul 2001
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Hi everybody,
Just signed up with this page and jumped right on the Triumph chapter. I´ll have to agree that there is a life outside Munich! Riding Beemers for my profession I sure know what those bikes are capable of. But having had the money together to buy a new bike for myself I decided to have a 955i Tiger. Now, and the few conversation on Triumphs for overland biking is kinda increasing my doubts about the capability of that bike. My biggest headache at the moment is: how does a high tech,fuel injected thing like the Tiger do on low octane gas? Are there modifications possible or necessary? Do I have to sacrifice the catalytic converter to leaded gas? Is there a cheaper solution to saddle bags as the original Triumphs? Background to all those questions is that I`m thinking of taking that thing all the way to Kyrgyzstan and now you can call me crazy with my girl on the back! Sincerely Jordi
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I have a 6-week old Triumph Tiger 955i and at the moment am considering my luggage options for a 2-week two-up trip to Spain in September.

The factory options are extremely expensive and I have opted for a Baglux tank-cover and tank-bag and Givi mounts with sidecases. I already fitted a Givi top-box that I had in my possession already, though I may not take all threee cases on my trip.

I think the Tiger is tough enough for a trip that you're proposing, but obviously there is no chance that you'll find parts where you're going. I'm sure you won't find parts of other bikes either. I like to believe that the chances of anything going wrong in the FI are minimal, in Tiger, GS etc.

I'm afraid that I can't help you with info on low-octane fuel and FI engines but the fact that the 955i does not have a catalytic convertor must be an advantage in such places.

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Hi all

I have a 6-week old Triumph Tiger 955i and at the moment am considering my luggage options for a 2-week two-up trip to Spain in September.

The factory options are extremely expensive and I have opted for a Baglux tank-cover and tank-bag and Givi mounts with sidecases. I already fitted a Givi top-box that I had in my possession already, though I may not take all threee cases on my trip.

I think the Tiger is tough enough for a trip that you're proposing, but obviously there is no chance that you'll find parts where you're going. I'm sure you won't find parts of other bikes either. I like to believe that the chances of anything going wrong in the FI are minimal, in Tiger, GS etc.

I'm afraid that I can't help you with info on low-octane fuel and FI engines but the fact that the 955i does not have a catalytic convertor must be an advantage in such places.

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Daniel
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Hi all

I have a 6-week old Triumph Tiger 955i and at the moment am considering my luggage options for a 2-week two-up trip to Spain in September.

The factory options are extremely expensive and I have opted for a Baglux tank-cover and tank-bag and Givi mounts with sidecases. I already fitted a Givi top-box that I had in my possession already, though I may not take all threee cases on my trip.

I think the Tiger is tough enough for a trip that you're proposing, but obviously there is no chance that you'll find parts where you're going. I'm sure you won't find parts of other bikes either. I like to believe that the chances of anything going wrong in the FI are minimal, in Tiger, GS etc.

I'm afraid that I can't help you with info on low-octane fuel and FI engines but the fact that the 955i does not have a catalytic convertor must be an advantage in such places.

Regards
Daniel
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Suggest you checkout this website for info on long distance by Tiger. http://www.rocinantestravels.com/
low octane fuel is not a problem with Feul injection engines normally, but the best people to ask are the factory especially as this is a current model.Try http://www.triumph.co.uk/
For Luggage Givi boxes are strong in normal use but the frames will only take so many drops and are very difficult to do an effective repair on. Maybe better looking at ally boxes with specialist mounting frames.

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hi dancall,
thanks for your reply. Funny: I´m just about to mount my new bought bags for the tiger. just thought I go to my computer first. I´ve decided to go for the Hepco Becker alu boxes with no top case for my three weeks vacation. Haven´t decided yet where to go Romania or Galicia. we´ll see. I asume you are british, because in germany the tiger is only sold with catalytic converter due to our tough environmental regulations in fact our tiger has got "only" 98 hp. Any way it is going to be the first time for me and the tiger to go on a longer trip two up with not to much luggage we´ll see how it peforms. About the Hepco Becker rack in case your interested I can tell you tomorrow afternoon how the mounting went, price was decent compared to the triumph bags about 980 german. Thanks for writing, jordi
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