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).
|Triumph||Part spec (Triumph Thruxton/R, Speed Twin, Scrambler 1200)|
|Oil||Triumph 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 filter||Replace 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 fluid||Triumph Thruxton/R motorcycles need DOT 4 brake fluid (they have a clutch cable, so you don’t need fluid for the clutch).|
|Coolant||Triumph uses Hybrid Organic Acid Technology coolant with a 50% ethylene glycol mix. Zerex G05 is a HOAT coolant that meets this spec.|
|Front brake pads||A 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.
|Rear brake pads||Use FA214/2HH (same for many Triumph motorcycles)|
|Spark plugs||NGK code LMAR8A-9. Note they’re sold individually. Make sure they’re gapped to 0.9mm with an appropriate spark plug gap tool.|
|Air filter||The part number for the air filter is T2201122. You can also use K&N part TB-1216.|
|Cable maintenance||Protect All Cable Life is a good-quality cable maintenance product. You can also use engine oil (but it’s a bit messy)|
|Chain maintenance||A good kit to have on hand is the Motul chain care kit — including lubricant, cleaners, a brush, and so on.|
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.
|Year||10,000 and 30,000|
(16,000 and 48,000)
|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* – replace||Every 4 years regardless of mileage|
|Spark plugs – check||–||•|
|Spark plugs – replace||–||•||•|
|Cooling system – check for leaks||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Cooling system – check coolant hoses for chafing/cracks/damage. Replace if necessary.||–||•||•||•|
|Coolant level – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Coolant – replace||Every 3 years, regardless of mileage|
|Clutch cable – check function and adjust as necessary||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Valve clearances – check||–||•||•|
|Wheels and Tires|
|Tire wear/tire damage – check||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Tire pressures – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Wheels – inspect for damage||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Wheels – check wheels for broken or damaged spokes and check spoke tightness||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Steering and Suspension|
|Steering – check for free operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Front and rear suspension – check for damage/leaks/smooth operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Fork oil – replace||–||•|
|Steering head bearings – check/adjust||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Steering head bearings – lubricate||–||•||•|
|Brake pads – check wear levels||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake fluid levels – check||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake fluid – replace||Every 2 years regardless of mileage|
|Drive chain slack – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Drive chain – wear check||Every 500 miles (800 km)|
|Drive chain – lubricate||Every 200 miles (300 km)|
|Drive chain rubbing strips – check||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|All lights, instruments and electrical systems – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|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 security||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Bank angle indicators – check for wear||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|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 possible)||–||•||•||•||•||•|
* 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
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Thruxton TFC, which is available on the Triumph website.