Information About Tiger 900 Low ?

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  1. BrewMyTea

    BrewMyTea New Member

    Jun 13, 2024
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    Hello!

    I'm brand new to the forum, looking for information regarding the Tiger 900 GT Low.

    Now I'm really short, talking 28" inseam short. So I've been looking for a smaller bike for some time. Currently, I have a Z900 2019, lovely little thing. Yet not my cuppa tea. It's very "racing" styled, meaning I'm uncomfortable and have difficulty on extended rides and regardless of it having a pillion seat, it's not going to be comfortable for any passenger. So, I'm hoping to trade what I have for a Tiger 900 soon.

    So, onto my question. I've been looking at the Tiger 900 GT Low, but I find myself confused with the various models. If I am right, it appears that the GT Low is basically the stock model of the Tiger 900, and doesn't seem to have a Pro variant.

    With the achieved seat height of 770mm, is that only from linkages and a special seat; or do they use better suspension? I ask this as the low models are still in quite short supply and I'm capable of using Lust Racing links, a new seat and dropping the forks down a notch if that's all it takes to get this suitable for my needs. I'd be more inclined to put some mechanical work into the bike if I can pick up a Pro variant and get the added aftermarkets once I own it.

    I'd appreciate some generalised input regarding the Tiger 900. I'm quite excited about picking one up, but I also don't want to romanticise the idea. So any feedback regarding the bike would be appreciated.
     
  2. Sir Trev

    Sir Trev Senior Member

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    Being similarly short of leg I now have Daytona MStar Pro boots. They give you an extra inch of height over regular boots and mean you can get more of your feet down. Pricy but look out for them on offer, as I did in December last year - 25% off.

    You can lower a regular Tiger with links and dropped forks and fit the kick stand from the Low, if you cannot find any Lows is stock or used.

    Welcome, by the way :)
     
  3. BrewMyTea

    BrewMyTea New Member

    Jun 13, 2024
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    Thank you for the warm welcome!

    Currently, I have some similar boots, though I don't think they are as good as these, but they defo help with my height issue.

    With regards to the GT Low, does Triumph achieve the same height reduction using their own low linkage or do they have a different solution? I ask in the sense that if they do it "better" in a way of thinking, then I'd prefer to get a proper GT Low than forcing one to be lower at a subpar standard.

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  4. Iceman

    Iceman Crème de la Crème

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    I would go with a set of Lust Racing links, these come with the plate and bolts for the side stand to give it the correct lean angle, they are simple to fit and very well made.
     
  5. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    #5 Eldon, Jun 17, 2024
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2024
    A suspension company can soon shorten the travel of your shock internally with a spacer, no fiddle links required.
    Ideally what you need is your shock installed without a spring, and then see what is ideal for you. Obviously the rear needs supporting somehow, whether that be an engine hoist or overhead gantry for example, to allow multiple heights to be tried, all be it only static.
    10mm shorter travel doesn't equate to 10mm lower seat due to the geometry and so gains far more hence the need for mesurements.

    Doing the above to the rear still keeps the manufacturers intended geometry, which no doubt they spent a small fortune on developing, so the impact on handling should be minimal.

    Seat chopping is better overall to suspension chopping ;).
     
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