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Triumph Street Twin (2016-2020) Maintenance Schedule

2016-2020 Triumph Street Twin- Stock Image

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Street Twin motorcycle, launched in 2016 to replace the Triumph Bonneville EFI.

It’s very similar to those for other motorcycles with similar engines in the Triumph Modern Classics, notably the Triumph Street Cup.

The Street Twin is a sporty and simple roadster based on the Triumph 900cc liquid-cooled engine. It’s somewhat of a replacement for the Bonneville (base model), whereas the Bonneville T100 replaces the old T100.

The engines that once were 865cc and air/oil cooled became 900cc and liquid-cooled, as well as getting a small power bump (that increased with time). The “Street” series also tends to make its power higher up in the rev range.

The Street Twin could also be seen as the smaller sibling to the later-released Speed Twin, a 1200cc standard/sport bike.

In 2019, Triumph updated the Street Twin with a small power bump and a torque curve that’s a little higher in the rev range, but the maintenance schedule and manual stayed the same. (Note: The brake pad spec is different, see below.)

Finally, in 2021, Triumph updated the 900cc platform line, including the 2021+ Triumph Street Twin.

Triumph Street Twin in the wild
Triumph Street Twin. Photo from Triumph press pack

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What you need to service the Triumph Street Twin (2016-2020)

Servicing the Triumph Street Twin is just like servicing another modern British 900cc twin. You need the below parts and consumables for a standard maintenance job.

PartTriumph 900cc Street Twin spec
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. A high-quality alternative is Motul 7100 10W-40.
Oil filterReplace the oil filter every time you change the oil. Use Triumph part number T1218001, which fits a lot of Triumph motorcycles. You can also use Hiflofiltro HF204RC which has a neat nut on the end.
Brake fluidTriumph motorcycles need DOT 4 brake fluid (the 900cc range has a clutch cable, so you don’t need fluid for the clutch).
CoolantTriumph uses Hybrid Organic Acid Technology coolant with a 50% ethylene glycol mix. Zerex Asian Vehicle Coolant is a HOAT coolant that meets this spec.
Front brake padsFor 2016-2018 the brake pads code is T2027535. The equivalent part number for EBC brakes is FA142HH.
For 2019-2020 (Brembo caliper): Standard brake pads code is T2026565. The part number for EBC brakes is  FA322/4HH.
Rear brake padsUse original part number T2022955. The equivalent part number for EBC brakes is FA214/2HH.
Spark plugsNGK code LMAR8A-9. Note they’re sold individually. Make sure they’re gapped to 0.9mm (+0.0, -0.1mm) with an appropriate spark plug gap tool.
Air filterThe part number for the air filter is T2201057. You can also use K&N part TB-9016.
Consumables for Triumph Street Twin (2016-2020)

Maintenance Schedule for Triumph Street Twin (2016-2020)

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. If they’re daily inspections, also do them at an annual service.

Daily / Pre-ride checks

Do the following safety checks daily or before rides. Also perform these at the time of your scheduled service.

Triumph Street Twin – Daily / Pre-ride checks
Engine – check for leaks
Cooling system – check for leaks
Coolant level – check/adjust
Clutch cable – check function and adjust as necessary
Tire wear/tire damage – check
Tire pressures – check/adjust
Wheels – inspect for damage
Wheels – check wheels for broken or damaged spokes and check spoke tightness
Steering – check for free operation
Front and rear suspension – check for damage, leaks, and smooth operation
Brake pads – check wear levels
Brake fluid levels – check
Drive chain slack – check/adjust
All lights, instruments and electrical systems – check/adjust
Fasteners – inspect visually for security
Bank angle indicators – check for wear
Side stand/Center stand – lubricate/check operation
Triumph Street Twin daily / pre-ride checks

Chain maintenance

Below are the chain maintenance items for the Triumph Street Twin (and all Triumph chain-driven motorcycles).

Chain maintenance itemEvery
Drive chain – wear check500 miles (800 km)
Drive chain – lubricate (Motul chain paste)200 miles (300 km)
(Or after riding in rain or washing motorcycle)
Triumph Street Twin chain maintenance

Service schedule

Below is the scheduled maintenance for the Triumph Street Twin. Do the daily maintenance items along with the following.

Notes

  • At the end of the maintenance schedule, continue it in the pattern shown (everything is every 1, 2, or 4 service intervals)
  • Items marked [T] are for Triumph dealers/authorised technicians, unless you have dealer tools handy.
  • The break-in schedule is omitted as this bike is no longer sold new
Miles x 100010203040
Km x 100016324864Every
Engine oil – replace (Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-40)Year
Engine oil filter – replace (HF204RC)Year
Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.
Throttle body plate (butterfly) – check/ clean
[T] Autoscan – Carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph Diagnostic ToolYear
Air filter – replace (TB-9016)Year
Fuel filter – replaceYear
Fuel hoses – replace 4 years
Evaporative loss hoses (if fitted) – replace4 years
Spark plugs – check
Spark plugs – replace (NGK LMAR8A-9)
Cooling system – check coolant hoses for chafing/ cracks/ damage. Replace if necessary.
Coolant – replace (Zerex Asian Vehicle Coolant)3 years
Valve clearances – check
Camshaft timing
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operationYear
Fork oil – replace
Headstock bearings – check/adjustYear
Steering head bearings – lubricate (use lithium soap-based grease)
Brakes
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons
Brake fluid – replace (Castrol DOT 4)2 years
Drive chain rubbing strips – checkYear
[T] Instruments, chassis ECM (if equipped) and engine ECM – check for latest calibration download using the Triumph diagnostic toolYear
Side stand pivot pin – clean/grease
[T] Carry out all outstanding Service Bulletin and warranty workYear
Carry out road testYear
[T] Complete the service record book and reset the service indicatorYear
Triumph Street Twin Maintenance schedule

About the Triumph Street Twin

The Triumph Street Twin was a big refresh from the Bonneville of earlier years.

The Triumph Street Twin is based on a new 900cc liquid-cooled motor from Triumph. In its original incarnation in 2017 and 2018, the Street Twin made 41 kW (55 hp). It got a bump in 2019, when the motor made 65 hp peak at peak, but higher in the rev range. The manual and maintenance schedule stayed the same.

Like the earlier Bonneville (not the T100), the Street Twin is the low-spec, light-weight motorcycle that’s more “engaging” to ride (or “less relaxed”). It’s more revvy and lightweight compared to its T100 sibling.

The new Triumph Street Twin’s (and stablemates’) 900cc engine also got a 270-degree crankshaft. This was previously a feature of the Scrambler, and meant to more suit “torquey” engines.

Triumph had retained the 360-degree crankshaft for their Bonnevilles for what they considered to be a more classic British feeling and sound. But from 2016 onward, the 270-degree crankshaft became a mainstay of Triumph parallel twins, large and small.

Power in the water-cooled engine is made slightly higher in the rev range than on the air cooled motors. The service intervals of 10,000 miles (16,000 km) help reduce the Street Twin’s cost of ownership, too.

In 2021, Triumph refreshed the 900cc engine and issued a maintenance schedule for the new 2021+ Triumph Street Twin.

Manual for the Triumph Street Twin (2016-2020)

Triumph Street Twin Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Street Twin (2016-2020), including the 2019 refresh, which is available on the Triumph website.

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