This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Rocket 3 R motorcycles.
It’s very similar to those for other motorcycles with similar engines in the Triumph Rocket 3 GT.
This maintenance schedule applies to the following model:
- 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R
What you need to service the Triumph Rocket 3 motorcycles
So you want to service your own 2,500cc behemoth, do you? Or maybe you just want to know exactly when you’re going to have to plonk down for a Triumph tech to do it for you.
If you’re planning on doing it yourself — maybe you’re just changing the oil or plugs — then you’ll need the following consumables.
The following is a list of specific consumables for the Triumph Rocket 3 series of motorcycles.
|Oil||The manual suggests semi or fully synthetic 15W-50 (at least) which meets specification API SH (or higher) and JSO MA, such as Castrol Power 1 4T 10W-50 (fully synthetic).|
|Oil filter||Replace the oil filter every time you change the oil. Use Triumph part number T1218001. You can also use K&N part KN-204-1.|
|Spark plugs||Use NGK spark plugs with code LMAR8A-9 (sold individually). Make sure they’re gapped to 0.9mm with an appropriate spark plug gapping tool.|
|Air filter||Use Triumph part number T2200987 or K&N equivalent part TB-6713.|
|Coolant||Triumph uses Hybrid Organic Acid Technology coolant with a 50% ethylene glycol mix. Zerex G05 is a HOAT coolant that meets this spec.|
|Brake pads||Front: Triumph part T2021978 (you need two sets)|
Rear: Triumph part T2022458 (one set only)
You may also need the following general consumables for servicing your Triumph Rocket 3.
|Chain lubricant||The chain needs to be lubricated every 800 km/500 miles (or more, if it gets wet/dirty). Motul chain paste is cheap and well-loved.|
|Chain cleaner brush||A chain cleaner brush makes cleaning off grime and then distributing new lubricant much more easy.|
|Paddock Stand — Single Sided||Lubricating the chain and changing the oil both become a lot easier once you use an affordable paddock stand (for motorcycles with a single-side swing-arm).|
|Cable lubricant||Remember to lubricate your clutch cable (and brake cables if you have them) with a cable lubricant. Protect All Cable Life is a good general-purpose lubricant.|
|Grease||Get a good lithium soap based grease for lubricating major components like your side stand, centre stand, and bearings.|
Maintenance Schedule for Triumph Rocket 3 R
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.
|Engine – check for leaks||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Engine oil – renew||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Engine oil filter – renew||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Fuel System and Engine Management|
|Autoscan – carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph
diagnostic tool (print a customer copy)
|Fuel system – check fuel hoses for chafing, cracks or
damage. Replace if necessary
|Air filter – renew (replace more often if consistently
riding in wet or dusty conditions)
|Fuel filter – renew||–||•||•||•|
|Throttle bodies – balance||–||•||•||•|
|Spark plugs – renew||–||•||•|
|Cooling system – check for leaks||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Coolant level – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Cooling system – check coolant hoses for chafing,
cracks or damage. Replace if necessary
|Coolant – renew||Every three years, regardless of mileage|
|Clutch – check operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Clutch fluid levels – check||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Clutch fluid – renew||Every 2 years, regardless of mileage|
|Valve clearances – check/adjust||–||•||•|
|Camshaft timing – check/adjust||–||•||•|
|Wheels and Tires|
|Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation||Every 30,000 miles|
|Rear wheel needle roller bearing (left hand side outer
only) – lubricate
|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/|
|Fork oil – renew||Every 30,000 miles|
|Headstock bearings – check||–||•|
|Headstock bearings – lubricate||Every 30,000 miles|
|Swinging arm spindle – lubricate||Every 30,000 miles|
|Rear suspension linkage – lubricate||Every 30,000 miles|
|Brake system – check operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake pads – check wear levels||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake fluid levels – check||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake fluid – renew||Every 2 years, regardless of mileage|
|Final drive – check for oil leaks||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Final drive oil level – check||–||•||•||•||•|
|Final drive oil – renew||•||•|
|Lights, instruments and electrical systems – check||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Instruments, chassis ECM and engine ECM – check for
latest calibration download using the Triumph
|Bank angle indicators – check for wear||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Side stand – check for smooth operation||Day||•||•||•|
|Side stand pivot pin – clean||–||•||•||•|
|Backrest (if fitted) – check for smooth operation||Day||•|
|Accessory Pannier Rails – check for smooth operation||Day||•|
|Carry out all outstanding Service Bulletin and warranty|
|Carry out road test||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Complete the service record book and reset the service
General information about the Triumph Rocket 3 R
The Rocket 3 serves up effortless acceleration and response in any gear, with a flat, rich curve that reaches its peak at 4,000 rpm then holds maximum torque all the way through the mid-range. Peak power is 164 HP at 6,000 rpm (11% up on the previous generation), with more power from a low 3,500 rpm and all the way up to a new higher redline of 7,000 rpm, making the Rocket 3 R an unparalleled thrilling riding experience with all-day, any-gear, breathtaking capability.On top of its unbeatable performance, the new Rocket 3 R has an incredible pure muscular presence and magnificent cruiser style, together with beautiful details and an premium finish. And you can enhance this incredible ride even more by personalizing your ride with over 50 custom accessories.
Manual for the Triumph Rocket 3 R
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Rocket 3 R, which is available on the Triumph website.