This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster motorcycles. This is to distinguish it from the earlier Triumph Speedmaster 865, which also was called the Bonneville Speedmaster sometimes (c’mon, make it easier for us!)
The maintenance schedule for the new Bonneville Speedmaster with the “High Power” motor is very similar to those for other motorcycles with similar engines, such as the Triumph Speed Twin.
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What you need to service your Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster
You need the below parts/consumables to service your Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster (with the 1200cc engine).
|Triumph||Part spec (Triumph Thruxton/R, Speed Twin, Scrambler 1200)|
|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. You can also use Hiflofiltro’s HF204RC (better than K&N these days).|
|Brake fluid||Triumph Thruxton/R motorcycles need DOT 4 brake fluid (they have a clutch cable, so you don’t need fluid for the clutch).|
|Coolant||Triumph uses Hybrid Organic Acid Technology coolant with a 50% ethylene glycol mix. Zerex G05 is a HOAT coolant that meets this spec.|
|Front brake pads||A popular upgrade is EBC brake pads for better bite, less fade, and longer life. The part codes are:|
– Triumph Thruxton R, TFC, Scrambler 1200: FA447HH
– Triumph Bonneville T120, Thruxton base model: FA142HH
– Triumph Speed Twin: FA604/4HH
See this image from the EBC brakes catalogue if you’re not sure.
|Rear brake pads||Use FA214/2HH (same for many Triumph motorcycles)|
|Spark plugs||NGK code LMAR8A-9. Note they’re sold individually. Make sure they’re gapped to 0.9mm with an appropriate spark plug gap tool.|
|Air filter||The part number for the air filter is T2201122. You can also use K&N part TB-1216.|
|Cable maintenance||Protect All Cable Life is a good-quality cable maintenance product. You can also use engine oil (but it’s a bit messy)|
|Chain maintenance||A good kit to have on hand is the Motul chain care kit — including lubricant, cleaners, a brush, and so on.|
Maintenance Schedule for the Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster
The following is the list of maintenance operations and to be done on this motorcycle with a distance or time interval — whichever comes earlier.
Part of the below table includes checks you should do every day.
- (T): You need Triumph official diagnostic equipment to do these things.
- (E): Evaporative equipment fitted in some markets only
|Year||10,000 and 30,000|
(16,000 and 48,000)
|Engine – check for leaks||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Engine oil – replace||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Engine oil filter – replace||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Fuel System and Engine Management|
|Autoscan – Carry out a full Autoscan (T)||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|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 (E) – replace (if equipped)||Every 4 years, regardless of mileage|
|Spark plugs – check||–||•|
|Spark plugs – replace||–||•||•|
|Cooling system – check for leaks||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Cooling system – check coolant hoses for chafing/cracks/damage. Replace if necessary.||–||•||•||•|
|Coolant level – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Coolant – replace||Every 3 years, regardless of mileage|
|Clutch cable – check function and adjust as necessary||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Valve clearances – check/adjust||–||•||•|
|Wheels and Tires|
|Wheels – inspect for damage||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Tyre wear/tyre damage – check||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Tyre pressures – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Steering and Suspension|
|Steering – check for free operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|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||–||•||•|
|ABS and immobiliser ECMs – check for stored DTCs (T)||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|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 – check||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake fluid – replace||Every 2 years regardless of mileage|
|Drive chain slack – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Drive chain – wear check||Every 500 miles (800 km)|
|Drive chain – lubricate||Every 200 miles (300 km)|
|Drive chain rubbing strips – check for wear, cracks or damage||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|All lights, instruments and electrical systems – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Instruments, chassis ECM (if equipped) and engine ECM – check for latest calibration download using the Triumph diagnostic tool (T)||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Bank angle indicators – check for wear||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Fasteners – inspect visually for security||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|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 (T)||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Carry out road test||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Complete the service record book and reset the service indicator (if equipped) (T)||•||•||•||•||•||•|
General information about the Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster
The new Speedmaster’s comfortable yet versatile twin seat set-up offers increased practicality together with all the Bonneville Bobber’s attitude. The critically acclaimed high-torque engine, with its powerful hot rod ride and raw sound, has a reassuringly high first major service interval of 10,000 mile / 16,000km. Featuring a twin air box with twin filters and hidden cat box. Full LED headlight with distinctive daytime running light pattern (market specific).
The new Bonneville Speedmaster takes Triumph’s critically acclaimed 1200cc High Torque parallel-twin engine and adds the even higher torque engine tune of the Bobber. Delivering category-leading peak torque of 106Nm at 4,000rpm – a massive 42% more peak torque than the 2015 Triumph Speedmaster and up to 10% more than the current generation Bonneville T120. Smooth, linear power is delivered low down in the rev range through the slick six-speed gearbox with peak power output at 77PS, 25% up on the 2015 Speedmaster and 10% up on the Bonneville T120.
Manual for the Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster, which is available on the Triumph website.