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  • punkin Posts: 281
    Stage 1 Poster punkin
    30 May 2017 05:45 AM
    Hi just after some advice from those who may have owned one of these bikes/engines here.

    I test rode one of the T595's when they first came out and loved it. At the time i couldn't afford it but i have often thought about them. Only trouble is a i have a conflict about the resurrected Triumphs as there are so many midlife crisis/weekend style guys owning them. Just too popular for me.
    But i guess it's the same story as with my Harley, only one model in the entire lineup appeals to me.
    Another bonus is they are pretty cheap and most seem to be very well looked after. I guess that's a result of appealing to a limited market.

    I'm wanting to know of your thoughts on the bikes if you've owned one, i have done a bit of research about common faults and problems and there doesn't seem to be a lot of pitfalls to look out for. The second hand reviews by writers seem to be very complimentary.

    Also interested in the views from owners on the difference between the early T595's and the later 955i's. I have a suspicion the T595's are going to increase in value as there are fewer of them, plus i like the looks of them a bit better.

    Trouble being finding a yellow one close to me with low k's and great condition.
  • Smokey61 Posts: 773
    Townsville
    Performance Poster Smokey61
    30 May 2017 09:19 AM
    Posted by punkin on 30 May 2017 05:45 AM
    Hi just after some advice from those who may have owned one of these bikes/engines here.

    I test rode one of the T595's when they first came out and loved it. At the time i couldn't afford it but i have often thought about them. Only trouble is a i have a conflict about the resurrected Triumphs as there are so many midlife crisis/weekend style guys owning them. Just too popular for me.
    But i guess it's the same story as with my Harley, only one model in the entire lineup appeals to me.
    Another bonus is they are pretty cheap and most seem to be very well looked after. I guess that's a result of appealing to a limited market.

    I'm wanting to know of your thoughts on the bikes if you've owned one, i have done a bit of research about common faults and problems and there doesn't seem to be a lot of pitfalls to look out for. The second hand reviews by writers seem to be very complimentary.

    Also interested in the views from owners on the difference between the early T595's and the later 955i's. I have a suspicion the T595's are going to increase in value as there are fewer of them, plus i like the looks of them a bit better.

    Trouble being finding a yellow one close to me with low k's and great condition.

     Have owned two, still have them actually, a black one bought new in '98 which I killed after 9 years and a yellow '99 bought in '13 which I still ride.

    http://www.triumphrat.net/daytona-deliberations/ is the site to go to, Decosse is *the* guru on these bikes.

    https://www.triumphtorque.com/messageboard/forum/72-Sports.aspx was the original T595.net site although most knowledgeable posters have since migrated to triumphrat.net.

    The T595/early 955i are more attractive though slightly down on hp compared to later, uglier versions. 

    99-00 model 955i is the pick of the litter. More refined injection and better cornering clearance. Earlier models have some issues, later ones have issues with alternator/rectifiers.

    All issues are easily fixed with the help of the forums. Now would be a great time to get one, some say prices of the early models are rising. Bargain hard. Cash is king.


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  • punkin Posts: 281
    Stage 1 Poster punkin
    30 May 2017 01:55 PM
    Thanks Smokey, very informative answer and i'm glad i asked now.

    I do like the original ones, and the yellow is a better colour on the 595's i think rather than the more gold ones.

    I'll have a peruse of the forums there and keep an eye on bikesales. There's a nice 955i over in Maclean but it's the wrong colour. There's a yellow 595 up on the Sunshine coast but it's a bit far to travel.


  • Smokey61 Posts: 773
    Townsville
    Performance Poster Smokey61
    30 May 2017 02:25 PM

    I found mine on Bikesales.com.au. Flew Townsville to Adelaide with a heap of new parts and upgrades I'd previously bought for the black one, bought the bike at a good price due to it being a little neglected but with fairly low ks, spent a week in old mate's garage going right though it and then rode it back home. Hasn't missed a beat. 
  • Smokey61 Posts: 773
    Townsville
    Performance Poster Smokey61
    30 May 2017 05:37 PM
    5K-6K is good. I bought mine for $4000 because of work needed, owner had it advertised for $5000. Had 32,000 kms on it.
  • Scouser Posts: 1901
    Marion, South Australia
    Motor Head Scouser
    11 Jun 2017 09:20 PM
    I dont think you can beat the early ones. I am on the look out for one of the early Speed Triples
    A lot of bike for the money and they will start to appreciate.
  • Baloffski Posts: 1952
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    12 Jun 2017 08:53 AM
    Have always loved the look of 595 and 955, very partial to yellow. If had cash, one would be on the top of my list. The may increase in value, but I don"t think so. Wonder what I can sell.....
  • punkin Posts: 281
    Stage 1 Poster punkin
    12 Jun 2017 10:02 AM
    There's two yellow ones on bikesales in viccie. One is gold paint and the other must be gold plated going by the double asking price.
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