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Triumph Tiger 800 XR Maintenance Schedule

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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.

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 K&N’s KN-204-1.
Brake fluidTriumph 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 padsStandard brake pads code is T2021330 (LH) and T2021340 (RH). The equivalent part number for EBC brakes is FA181HH.
Rear brake padsUse original part number T2025016. The equivalent part number for EBC brakes is FA140HH.
Spark plugsNGK code CR9EK. 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 T2200557. You can also use K&N part TB-8011, which are generally more available and cheaper.
Consumables for Tiger 800 motorcycles

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.

Operation DescriptionEvery500
(800)
one month
Year6,000 and 18,000
(10,000 and 30,000)
12,000 (20,000)24,000(40,000)
Fork oil – renew
Headstock bearings – check/adjust
Headstock bearings – lubricate
Rear suspension linkage – check/lubricate
Brakes
Brake pads – check wear levels Day
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks Day
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistonsDay
Brake fluid levels – checkDay
Brake fluid – renewEvery two years, regardless of mileage
Drive Chain
Drive chain slack – check/adjust Day
Drive chain – wear checkEvery 500 miles (800 km)
Drive chain – lubricate Every 200 miles (300 km)
Drive chain rubbing strip – checkDay
Drive chain rubbing strip – renew
General
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

Triumph Tiger XR Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Tiger 800, which is available on the Triumph web site.

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