This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Tiger 800 XR motorcycles.
It’s very similar to those for other motorcycles with similar engines in the Triumph Tiger 800 series, as they all share similar engines.
This maintenance schedule applies to the following model:
- 2018 Triumph Tiger XR
- 2019 Triumph Tiger XR
In 2020, Triumph released the Tiger 900 series of motorcycles, like the Tiger 900 (the base model).
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What you need to maintain the Triumph Tiger XR
Consult the below maintenance schedule to see what you might need, e.g. oil, spark plugs, etc. You can find part numbers that we’ve researched to help out.
|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 K&N’s KN-204-1.|
|Brake fluid||Triumph 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||Standard brake pads code is T2021330 (LH) and T2021340 (RH). The equivalent part number for EBC brakes is FA181HH.|
|Rear brake pads||Use original part number T2025016. The equivalent part number for EBC brakes is FA140HH.|
|Spark plugs||NGK code CR9EK. 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 T2200557. You can also use K&N part TB-8011, which are generally more available and cheaper.|
Maintenance Schedule for Triumph Tiger 800 XR
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.
|Year||6,000 and 18,000|
(10,000 and 30,000)
|Fork oil – renew||–||•|
|Headstock bearings – check/adjust||–||•||•||•||•|
|Headstock bearings – lubricate||–||•||•|
|Rear suspension linkage – check/lubricate||–||•||•|
|Brake pads – check wear levels||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake fluid levels – check||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake fluid – renew||Every two 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 strip – check||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Drive chain rubbing strip – renew||–||•||•||•|
|Fasteners – inspect visually for security||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Bank angle indicators – inspect visually for wear||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Accessory rack sliding carriage – check for correct operation‡||–||•||•||•||•|
|Side stand – check operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Centre stand – check operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Centre stand flanged sleeves – check/clean/grease||–||•||•||•||•|
|Accessory pannier link mechanism – check for correct operation and adjustment‡||–||•||•||•||•|
* Evaporative system fitted to models for certain markets only.
‡ Only if fitted.
General information about the Triumph Tiger XR
The Triumph Tiger 800 XR sets the bar for all-road, all-day comfort.
It has a liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder.
A capacity of 800 cc with the bore of 2.91 in (74.05 mm) and stroke of 2.43 in (61.9 mm). Maximum power EC of 95 Hp (70 kW) @ 9,500 rpm and maximum torque EC 58 FT-lbs (79 Nm) @ 8,050 rpm. A multi-point sequential electronic fuel injection system and Stainless steel 3 into 1 header system, side mounted stainless steel muffler exhaust.
Twin 12 in (305 mm) floating discs, Nissin 2 piston sliding calipers, switchable ABS front brakes and single 10.04 in (255 mm) disc, Nissin single piston sliding caliper, switchable ABS rear brakes.
LCD multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, ambient temperature, and clock.
Manual for the Triumph Tiger 800 XR
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Tiger 800, which is available on the Triumph web site.