This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph America motorcycles, also known as the Triumph Bonneville America.
Triumph released the first Triumph America in 2002. It’s based on the Bonneville platform, but in a very cruiser format. It has a longer wheelbase (a full 15cm or 6 inches), lower saddle, increased steering rake angle, and smaller front wheel. It also has a LOT of blingy chrome to make it look good!
It went through three distinct phases of evolution
- 2002-2007: 790cc, carburettor fed
- 2008: 865cc, carburettor fed
- 2009-2016: 865cc, fuel injected (this is this one, on this page).
Maintenance for the Triumph America is similar to that for other motorcycles with fuel-injected 865cc parallel twin, like the Triumph Speedmaster of the same generation.
The Triumph America also came in a Triumph Bonneville America LT version, with saddlebags, a rear seat rest, and a touring windshield.
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What you need to service the Triumph America EFI
To service your EFI Triumph America, you need the following consumable items (other than the regular motorcycle maintenance tools — you can check here to see if you’re missing anything).
|Part||Triumph Speedmaster 865 EFI|
|Oil||Triumph recommends 10W/40 or 10W/50 semi or fully synthetic motorcycle engine oil that meets specification API SH (or higher) and JASO MA, such as Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-40 (fully synthetic) engine oil, sold as Castrol Power RS Racing 4T 10W-40 (fully synthetic) in some countries.|
|Oil filter||Replace the oil filter every time you change the oil. Use Triumph part number T1218001, which fits a lot of motorcycles. You can also use Hiflofiltro HF204RC which has a neat nut on the end.|
|Brake fluid||Triumph motorcycles need DOT 4 brake fluid (the 865cc range has a clutch cable, so you don’t need fluid for the clutch).|
|Front brake pads||Standard brake pads code is T2020543. The equivalent part number for EBC brakes is FA196HH (note — different to the Speedmaster of the same gen)|
|Rear brake pads||Use original part number T2020071. The equivalent part number for EBC brakes is FA214/2HH.|
|Spark plugs||NGK code DPR8EA-9. Note they’re sold individually. Make sure they’re gapped to 0.8-0.9 with an appropriate spark plug gap tool.|
|Air filter||The part number for the air filter is T2202450. You can use K&N part TB-8002.|
Maintenance Schedule for the Triumph America EFI
The following is the list of maintenance operations and to be done on this motorcycle with a distance or time interval — whichever comes earlier.
Notes on the maintenance schedule:
- Part of the below table includes checks you should do every day.
- Some items (marked [T]) are to be done by the dealer.
|Engine and oil cooler – check for leaks||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Engine oil – renew (Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-40)||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Engine oil filter – renew (HF204RC)||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Valve clearances – check/adjust||–||•||•|
|Air cleaner element – renew (TB-8002)||–||•||•|
|Spark plugs – check||–||•||•|
|Spark plugs – renew (DPR8EA-9)||–||•||•|
|[T] Autoscan – carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph |
|[T] Engine ECM – check for stored DTCs||•||•|
|Fuel filter – renew||–||•||•|
|Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Throttle cables – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Lights, instruments and electrical systems – check||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Steering – check for free operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Headstock bearings – check/adjust||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Headstock bearings – lubricate||–||•||•|
|Forks – check for leaks/smooth operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Fork oil – renew||–||•|
|Brake fluid levels – check (use DOT 4 only)||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake calipers, check for fluid leaks and seized pistons||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake fluid – renew (use DOT 4 only)||Every 2 years|
|Brake light – check operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake pads – check wear levels||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Drive chain – lubricate (Motul chain paste)||Every 200 miles (300 kms)||•||•||•||•||•|
|Drive chain – wear check||Every 500 miles (300 kms)||•||•||•||•||•|
|Drive chain slack – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Fasteners – inspect visually for security||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Wheels – inspect for damage||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Tyre wear/tyre damage – check||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Tyre pressures – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Clutch cable – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Fuel and evaporative hoses (CA only) – renew||–||•|
|Secondary air injection system – check/clean||–||•||•|
General information about the Triumph America
Built to be ridden, not just to look good. The America’s 865cc parallel-twin puts out a healthy 61PS with strong torque at low revs, peaking at 72Nm at just 3300rpm. Ideal for urban cruising at low revs but with enough muscle for serious long distances at motorway speeds, even with a passenger or luggage on board.
This vertical twin is a true original. Drawing on Triumph heritage from fifties and sixties parallel twins and coupling that with modern technology and build standards, the engine in the America has a laid-back riding character that’s unique to the cruiser world.
Manual for the Triumph America
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph America, which is available on the Triumph website.