Triumph America EFI (2009-2016) Maintenance Schedule

2012-2017 Triumph America - Stock image

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).

PartTriumph Speedmaster 865 EFI
OilTriumph 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 filterReplace 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 fluidTriumph motorcycles need DOT 4 brake fluid (the 865cc range has a clutch cable, so you don’t need fluid for the clutch).
Front brake padsStandard 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 padsUse original part number T2020071. The equivalent part number for EBC brakes is FA214/2HH.
Spark plugsNGK 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 filterThe part number for the air filter is T2202450. You can use K&N part TB-8002.
Consumables for Triumph 865cc EFI motors

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.
Operation DescriptionEvery500
1 month
1 year
2 years
3 years
4 years
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
diagnostic tool
[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 – checkDay
Steering – check for free operationDay
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 operationDay
Brake pads – check wear levelsDay
Drive chain – lubricate (Motul chain paste)Every 200 miles (300 kms)
Drive chain – wear checkEvery 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 – checkDay
Tyre pressures – check/adjust Day
Clutch cable – check/adjust Day
Fuel and evaporative hoses (CA only) – renew
Secondary air injection system – check/clean
Triumph America maintenance schedule

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

Triumph America Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph America, which is available on the Triumph website.

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