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Triumph Street Triple RS (765cc, 2017+) Maintenance Schedule

2017-2020 Triumph Street Triple RS- Stock Image

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Street Triple RS with the 765cc motor, made from 2017.

The Triumph Street Triple RS is the flagship in Triumph’s “middleweight” line (which has crept up in size from 675 to 765cc).

In the RS from 2017-2019 it made 90 kW (121 hp) peak at 11,700 rpm, and peak torque of 77 Nm (56 ft-lb) at 10,800 rpm. In 2020, Triumph revised the RS slightly, and re-tuned the engine to make the same peak power but at 11750 rpm, and more mid-range torque — with peak torque going up to 79 Nm (58 ft-lb).

All this in a motor that has a fairly flat torque curve, though a bit of a “supersport” bump in torque around the 5-6,000 rpm point.

The Street Triple RS replaces the 2013-2016 Triumph Street Triple R that had the 675cc engine.

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The engine in the Street Triple RS is very similar to those for other motorcycles with similar engines in the Triumph Street Triple series, like the 2017-2020 Triumph Street Triple R, though other motorcycles in the same series have different states of tune and power outputs.

In 2020, the Triumph Street Triple RS got Euro 5 certification and a suite of changes, but it didn’t change the engine fundamentally or the maintenance schedule.

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What you need to service the Triumph Street Triple RS

Firstly, you need to see if you have the basic motorcycle maintenance tools — nothing shocking, just things like a paddock stand, oil filter wrench, and so on.

The following is a list of specific consumables for the Triumph Street Triple R and RS.

PartTriumph Street Triple R and RS spec
Engine oilThe manual suggests semi or fully synthetic 10W/40 or 10W/50 motorcycle engine oil which 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. You can also use Hiflofiltro part HF204RC.
Spark plugsUse NGK spark plugs with code CR9EIA9. Make sure they’re gapped to 0.9mm with an appropriate spark plug gap tool.
Air filterUse Triumph part number T2200957 or K&N equivalent part TB-7617.
CoolantTriumph uses Hybrid Organic Acid Technology coolant with a 50% ethylene glycol mix. Many Triumph owners use Zerex G05.
Brake padsFront: EBC part FA447HH (you need two sets)
Rear: EBC part FA213HH (just need one set)
Consumables for Triumph Street Triple R and RS (765)

You may also need the following general consumables for servicing your Street Triple RS.

Description
Paddock Stand — Makes maintaining your chain or doing other maintenance much easier.
Motul chain paste — one of the most highly-regarded chain lubes. Easy to apply, doesn’t fling off. If you need more stuff, get the Motul chain care kit as an affordable package.
Always good to have on hand lithium soap-based grease for lubing external pivot points (like the swingarm) and bearings.
Use Protect all cable life to lubricate your cables and controls.
General motorcycle maintenance consumables

Maintenance Schedule for the Triumph Street Triple RS

To make it more clear, the maintenance schedule is broken up into

  • Daily checks
  • Chain maintenance
  • Periodic maintenance

Daily checks

Do these checks on your Triumph Street Triple RS before every ride.

Triumph Street Triple RS — Daily Checks
Engine and Oil cooler – check for leaks
Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.
Cooling system – check for leaks
Coolant level – check/adjust
Clutch cable – check/adjust (Protect all cable life)
Wheels – inspect for damage
Tyre wear/tyre damage – check
Tyre pressures – check/adjust
Lights, instruments, and electrical systems – check
Steering – check for free operation
Forks – check for leaks/smooth operation
Brake pads – check wear levels (Front: EBC part FA447HH x2, Rear: EBC part FA213HH x1)
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons
Brake fluid levels – check
Drive chain slack – check/adjust
Drive chain rubbing strip – check
Fasteners – inspect visually for security
Bank angle indicators – inspect visually for wear
Side stand – check operation
Triumph Street Triple RS Daily Checks

Chain maintenance

Triumph recommends the following chain maintenance schedule for your Triumph Street Triple.

ItemEvery
Drive chain – lubricate200 miles (300 km)
Drive chain – wear check500 miles (800 km)
Triumph Street Triple — Chain Maintenance

Regular maintenance schedule

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

Notes

  • 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. If so, they should also be included in other services (annual or distance-based).
  • The first break-in service should be done at 1000 km / 600 miles or 6 months, whichever arrives sooner.
  • Items marked [T] need Triumph specialist equipment.
  • Camshaft timing check is at first 12K miles (20K km) service only
x1000 km110203040
x 1000 mi0.66121824Every
Engine oil – replace (use Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-40)Year
Engine oil filter – replace (Triumph part number T1218001)Year
Throttle body plate (butterfly) – check/clean
[T] Autoscan – carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph diagnostic tool (if you have one)Year
[T] ABS modulator – check for stored DTCsYear
Secondary air injection system – check/clean
Air cleaner – replace (K&N part TB-7617)
Throttle bodies – balance
Fuel hoses – replace4 years
Evaporative loss hoses – replace4 years
Spark plugs – check
Spark plugs – replace (NGK CR9EIA9, sold individually)
Coolant – replace (Triumph HD4X or PEAK OET European Vehicles Blue, an equivalent)3 years
Valve clearances – check/adjust
Camshaft timing – check/adjustAt 12000 mile / 20000 km only
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation Year
Fork oil – replace
Steering head bearings – check/adjust
Steering head bearings – lubricate
Rear suspension linkage – check/lubricate
Brake fluid – replace (Castrol DOT 4)2 years
Triumph Street Triple RS maintenance schedule

About the Triumph Street Triple RS

Triumph Street Triple RS controls

The Triumph Street Triple RS is almost in a class of its own — a lightweight triple cylinder high-revving motorcycle making over 120 hp (over 90 kW).

It’s a standard/sport bike, meaning it has handlebars, but they’re not too high up, inclining you forward.

The MT-09 has been nipping at the heels of the Street Triple RS, but the Street Triple has always been a fan favourite and has had its character for many years.

The Street Triple RS is the latest in a long-series of Street Triple motorcycles. Originally, the Street Triple was based on the Daytona 675. But these days, the Daytona motorcycles are very exclusive track-focused machines, and the Street Triple are consumer bikes — though the RS is a track favourite, too, with its high-grade suspension and brakes.

The new-for-2017 generation Street Triple RS has a significantly updated 765cc triple engine, developed by Triumph’s Moto2 engine team, that delivers track-ready levels of power and torque.

The Street Triple RS has front suspension of Showa 41 mm upside down big piston forks (BPF), with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and preload adjustment, and an Ohlins STX40 fully-adjustable piggyback reservoir shock respectively. Aside from the engine (that makes slightly more power), it’s the latter that’s an upgrade over the Street Triple R, which shares the same forks but which has a (still competent) Showa rear shock.

The front Showa suspension was chosen, by the way, after testing with many riders who preferred it over a competing Öhlins unit that was also a contender.

The Street Triple RS also gets, on top of the R, a quickshifter, a Track riding mode and several track features.

The closest parallel to the Street Triple RS has been Yamaha MT-09 with its three-cylinder street-tuned engine. But most fans of the Striple know that the package put together by Triumph is much more high-end.

Manual for the Triumph Street Triple RS

Triumph Street Triple RS maintenance schedule screenshot from manual
Triumph Street Triple RS maintenance schedule screenshot from manual

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

Triumph Street Triple RS on track

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