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Triumph Thunderbird Maintenance Schedule

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

This maintenance schedule applies to the following model:

  • 2010 Triumph Thunderbird

Maintenance Schedule for Triumph Thunderbird

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
6,000
(10,000)
1 year
12,000
(20,000)
2 years
18,000
(30,000)
3 years
24,000
(40,000)
4 years
Engine – check for leaks Day
Engine oil – renew
Engine oil filter – renew
Valve clearances – check
Air cleaner – renew
Engine ECM – check for stored DTCs and latest
calibration
Spark plugs – check
Spark plugs – renew
Throttle bodies – balance
Throttle cables – check/adjust Day
Cooling system – check for leaks
Coolant level – check/adjust Day
Coolant – renew
Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc. Day
Fuel filter – renew
Lights, instruments & electrical systems – checkDay
Steering – check for free operation Day
Headstock bearings – check/adjust
Headstock bearings – lubricate
Forks – check for leaks/smooth operation Day
Fork oil – renew
Brake fluid levels – checkDay
Brake fluid – renewEvery 2 years
Brake pads – check wear levelsDay
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks
Drive belt tension – check and adjust DayEvery 2,500 miles (4,000 km)
Drive belt – inspect for wear or damage Day
Wheels – inspect for damageDay
Wheel and belt pulley bearings – check for
wear/smooth operation
Tyre wear/tyre damage – check Day
Tyre pressures – check/adjust Day
Fasteners – inspect visually for security Day
Clutch cable – check/adjust Day
Side stand – check operation Day
Fuel and evaporative loss* hoses – renew

*Evaporative system fitted to California models only.

General information about the Triumph Thunderbird

The vertical-Twin one on the Thunderbird, which is liquid-cooled and features a 270-degree firing interval, produces a claimed 84.8bhp at 4,850rpm and 146.1Nm at 2,750rpm. Also, with a bore and stroke of 103.8 x 94.3mm, the rev limit reaches an impressive 6,500rpm and that can never be a disadvantage, given the category and this type of engine.

Manual for the Triumph Thunderbird

Triumph Thunderbird Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

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

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