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Triumph Thruxton Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance schedule and service interval for the Triumph Thruxton

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

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

This maintenance schedule applies to the following models:

  • 2016 Triumph Thruxton
  • 2017 Triumph Thruxton
  • 2018 Triumph Thruxton
  • 2019 Triumph Thruxton
  • 2020 Triumph Thruxton

Maintenance Schedule for Triumph Thruxton

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
Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.
Throttle body plate (butterfly) – check/clean
Autoscan – Carry out a full Autoscan using the
Triumph Diagnostic Tool (print a customer copy)
Air cleaner – replace
Fuel filter – replace
Throttle bodies – balance – 1200 cc engines only
Fuel hoses – replace Every 4 years regardless of mileage
Evaporative loss hoses* – replaceEvery 4 years regardless of mileage
Ignition system
Spark plugs – check
Spark plugs – replace
Cooling system
Cooling system – check for leaks Day
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
Camshaft timing
Wheels and Tires
Tire wear/tire damage – checkDay
Tire pressures – check/adjust Day
Wheels – inspect for damageDay
Wheels – check wheels for broken or damaged
spokes and check spoke tightness (models with
spoked wheels only)
Day
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth
operation
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
Brakes
Brake pads – check wear levelsDay
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
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
Fasteners – inspect visually for securityDay
Bank angle indicators – check for wearDay
Side stand/Center stand – lubricate/check
operation
Day
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 Thruxton

The tank holds a decent 3.8 gallons and the length and shape of the seat allow you to sit in several different positions comfortably, adjusting for more aggressive or upright riding. This bike is the new 1200cc engine, the parallel twin has been totally reworked for a massive bump in power, with a 62% increase in torque and a 41% increase in horsepower. The Thruxton now puts out 112ft-lbs and 97hp, which has led to some weekends in the mountains and evenings in the canyons. KYB 41mm cartidge forks, 120mm travel front suspension and KYB twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel, respectively.

Manual for the Triumph Thruxton

Triumph Thruxton Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

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