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Triumph Bonneville Bobber Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance schedule and service interval for the Triumph Bonneville Bobber

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Bonneville Bobber motorcycles.

It’s very similar to those for other motorcycles with similar engines in the Triumph Bobber Black, and Triumph Speedmaster.

This maintenance schedule applies to the following models:

  • 2016 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
  • 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
  • 2018 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
  • 2019 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
  • 2020 Triumph Bonneville Bobber

Maintenance Schedule for Triumph Bonneville Bobber

The following is the list of maintenance operations and to be done on this motorcycle with a distance or time interval — whichever comes earlier.

There are two kinds of service interval: every a) distance or b) time period. In each case, it’s the earlier of the two that’s most important.

Part of the below table includes checks you should do every day.

Operation DescriptionEvery500
(800)
1 month
Year10,000 and 30,000
(16,000 and 48,000
)
20,000 (32,000)40,000
(64,000)
Lubrication
Engine – check for leaks Day
Engine oil – replace
Engine oil filter – replace
Fuel System and Engine Management
Autoscan – Carry out a full Autoscan using the
Triumph Diagnostic Tool (print a customer copy)
Fuel system – check for leaks
Fuel system – check fuel hoses for chafing,
cracks or damage. Replace if necessary.
Air cleaner – replace
Fuel filter – replace
Throttle body plate (butterfly) – check/clean
Throttle bodies – balance
Fuel hoses – replace Every 4 years, regardless of mileage
Evaporative hoses* – replace (if equipped)Every 4 years, regardless of mileage
Ignition system
Spark plugs – check
Spark plugs – replace
Cooling system
Cooling system – check for leaks
Cooling system – check coolant hoses for
chafing/cracks/damage. Replace if necessary.
Coolant level – check/adjustDay
Coolant – replaceEvery 3 years, regardless of mileage
Engine
Clutch cable – check function and adjust as
necessary
Day
Valve clearances – check/adjust
Camshaft timing
Wheels and Tires
Wheels – inspect for damageDay
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation
Tyre wear/tyre damage – checkDay
Tyre pressures – check/adjustDay
Steering and Suspension
Steering – check for free operationDay
Front and rear suspension – check for damage/
leaks/smooth operation
Day
Fork oil – replace
Steering head bearings – check/adjust
Steering head bearings – lubricate
Rear suspension unit linkage – lubricate
Brakes
ABS and immobiliser ECMs – check for stored DTCs
Brake pads – check wear levels Day
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized
pistons
Brake fluid levels – checkDay
Brake fluid – replaceEvery 2 years regardless of mileage
Drive Chain
Drive chain slack – check/adjust Day
Drive chain – wear checkEvery 500 miles (800 km)
Drive chain – lubricateEvery 200 miles (300 km)
Drive chain rubbing strips – check for wear,
cracks or damage
Day
Electrical
All lights, instruments and electrical systems –
check/adjust
Day
General
Instruments, chassis ECM (if equipped) and
engine ECM – check for latest calibration
download using the Triumph diagnostic tool
Bank angle indicators – check for wearDay
Fasteners – inspect visually for securityDay
Center and/or side stand – check for wear/
smooth operation
Center stand flanged sleeves (if equipped) –
clean/grease
Side stand pivot pin – clean/grease
Carry out all outstanding Service Bulletin and
warranty work
Carry out road test
Complete the service record book and reset the
service indicator (if equipped)

* Evaporative system fitted to models for certain markets only.

General information about the Triumph Bonneville Bobber

At the heart of the Bobber is a category-leading, high-torque (HT) Bonneville 1200cc engine with a dedicated Bobber tune for even more torque and power low down, and a beautiful brushed stainless steel exhaust with twin skin ‘slash cut’ peashooter silencers. The Bonneville Bobber has many premium finishes including special bronze Bonneville 1200HT engine badge, premium tank badges and the signature Triumph makers mark triangle.

The Bonneville Bobber has an extended service interval of 10,000 miles (16,000 km) contributing to a reduced cost of ownership. The Bonneville Bobber is fitted with Avon Cobra tyres that have been developed specifically for the bike – 19 x 2.5in on the front and a wider 16 x 3.5in on the rear. for improved high-speed manoeuvrability with class leading stability.

Manual for the Triumph Bonneville Bobber

Triumph Bonneville Bobber Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

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