Triumph Thruxton TFC Maintenance Schedule

2016-2020 Triumph Thruxton TFC- Stock Image

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

It’s very similar to those for other motorcycles with similar engines in the Triumph Modern Classics, especially the Thruxton 1200, on which it’s based.

The Thruxton TFC is a tuned version of the Thruxton R (2016-2019), with different engine components for even more power. The power is 77kW (105 PS/103 bhp) @ 7500rpm, up 10% from the 95PS of the Thruxton 1200 and Thruxton R.

The suspension components are the same as on the Thruxton R — Showa Big Piston Fork up front, and Öhlins shock at the rear, both fully adjustable. The brakes are also the same as the R — Twin 310 mm Brembo floating discs and Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, with ABS.

What you need to service the Triumph Thruxton TFC

I don’t expect many people will be servicing their own Triumph Thruxton TFC, as they’re quite expensive and new. Unless you’re reading this page in the 2030s and it’s now a classic motorcycle that you enjoy wrenching on.

But just in case, here is what you need to work on your own Triumph sport bike. The parts list is the same as for the Thruxton R (even with the higher engine spec). Of course the blow doesn’t include high-rated engine components — this is just everyday consumables (and yes the spark plug is the same, we checked).

TriumphPart spec (Triumph Thruxton/R, Speed Twin, Scrambler 1200)
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.
Oil filterReplace 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 fluidTriumph Thruxton/R motorcycles need DOT 4 brake fluid (they have 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 G05 is a HOAT coolant that meets this spec.
Front brake padsA 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.
EBC brakes Triumph 1200 motorcycles
Rear brake padsUse FA214/2HH (same for many Triumph motorcycles)
Spark plugsNGK code LMAR8A-9. Note they’re sold individually. Make sure they’re gapped to 0.9mm with an appropriate spark plug gap tool.
Air filterThe part number for the air filter is T2201122. You can also use K&N part TB-1216.
Cable maintenanceProtect All Cable Life is a good-quality cable maintenance product. You can also use engine oil (but it’s a bit messy)
Chain maintenanceA good kit to have on hand is the Motul chain care kit — including lubricant, cleaners, a brush, and so on.
Consumables for Triumph 1200 cc-engine motorcycles (Thruxton R, Speed Twin etc.)

Maintenance Schedule for the Triumph Thruxton TFC

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.

Operation DescriptionEvery500
1 month
Year10,000 and 30,000
(16,000 and 48,000)
20,000 (32,000)40,000
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 (if you have one)
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
Clutch cable – check function and adjust as necessaryDay
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 tightnessDay
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation
Steering and Suspension
Steering – check for free operationDay
Front and rear suspension – check for damage/leaks/smooth operationDay
Fork oil – replace
Steering head bearings – check/adjust
Steering head bearings – lubricate
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
All lights, instruments and electrical systems – check/adjustDay
Instruments, chassis ECM (if equipped) and engine ECM – check for latest calibration download using the Triumph diagnostic tool (if you have one in your home garage)
Fasteners – inspect visually for securityDay
Bank angle indicators – check for wearDay
Side stand/Center stand – lubricate/check operationDay
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 possible)
Triumph Thruxton TFC service schedule

* Evaporative system fitted to models for certain markets only (looking at you, CA)

General information about the Triumph Thruxton TFC

The Triumph Thruxton TFC is a heavily worked-over Triumph Thruxton R with uprated engine internals to support a 10% power bump.

The Triumph Thruxton TFC has an incredible increase of 12 HP peak power over the standard Thruxton R model, and 84 LB-FT of torque @ 4,850 rpm.

The TFC engine update includes a new lightweight low-inertia crankshaft, clutch, balance shafts, rare-earth alternator, magnesium cam cover, and thinner-walled engine covers.

The Thruxton TFC has three upgraded riding modes (Road, Rain and Sport), all-LED lighting including 7” headlight DRL with unique TFC badge, a tail tidy, and paddock stand bobbins.

Some of what was upgraded in the Thruxton TFC has carried over into the 2020 Triumph Thruxton RS.

Manual for the Triumph Thruxton TFC

Triumph Thruxton TFC Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

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

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