Triumph Tiger 900 (Standard, GT, Rally, Pro) Maintenance Schedule

Triumph Tiger 900-stock image

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Tiger 900 motorcycles, released in 2020 as an update to the 2019 series.

The maintenance is the same across the models. In some cases there’s a couple of external accessories that you need to check — like a center stand — but they’re all mentioned below in case you have one.

This maintenance schedule applies to the following model:

  • 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 (including GT, GT Pro, Rally, and Pro)
  • 2021 Triumph Tiger 900 (including GT, GT Pro, Rally, and Pro)

This also applies to the Tiger 900 LRH (low ride height) variants, which are mechanically the same.

2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro- Stock Image
Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro

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What you need to service the Triumph Tiger 900

Aside from general motorcycle maintenance tools, he following is a list of tools and consumables that are recommended for the Triumph Tiger 900.

Engine OilThe manual specifies “semi or fully synthetic 10W/40 or 10W/50 motorcycle engine oil which meets specification API SH (or higher) and JASO MA, such as Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-40 (fully synthetic) engine oil.” The recommended oil is not too expensive and many consider it worth it.
Oil filterAvailable from your local Triumph dealer (part T1218001), or you can use the K&N KN-204-1 (use a generic oil filter wrench to remove the Triumph one — and with a K&N replacement you can use a normal wrench).
CoolantTriumph recommends HD4X Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolant, which it says is “a 50% solution of ethylene glycol based antifreeze”. So use a high-quality 50/50 ethylene glycol pre-mix.
Chain lubricantThe chain needs to be lubricated every 800 km/500 miles (or more, if it gets wet/dirty), with variations recommended between manufacturers. Motul chain paste is cheap and well-loved.
TyresTyre sizes are: Front: 100/90–19 M/C 57V , and rear: 150/70 R17 M/C 69V. (See below for tyre pressures)
Cable lubricantRemember to lubricate your clutch cable (and brake cables if you have them) with a cable lubricant. Protect All Cable Life is a good general-purpose lubricant.
Brake fluidManual specifies DOT 4 brake and clutch fluid, as with many motorcycles.
GreaseMake sure you have lithium soap-based grease for lubricating major components like your side stand, centre stand, and major bearings. This Valvoline grease is cheap and versatile.
What you need to service a Triumph Tiger 900

Maintenance Schedule for Triumph Tiger 900

The following is the list of maintenance operations 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 DescriptionEvery600
6 month
Year6,000 and 18,000
(10,000 and 30,000)
12,000 (20,000)24,000(40,000)
Engine oil – renew (Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-40)
Engine and oil filter – renew (Triumph part T1218001)
Engine and oil cooler – check for leaksDay
Fuel System and Engine Management
Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.Day
Throttle body plate (butterfly) – check/clean
Autoscan – Carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph Diagnostic Tool
ABS modulator – check for stored DTCs
Secondary air injection system–check/clean
Air cleaner – replace
Throttle bodies – balance
Ignition system
Spark plugs – replace (NGK CR9EK)
Cooling system
Cooling system – check for leaks Day Day
Coolant level – check/adjust Day Day
Coolant – replace (ethylene glycol pre-mix)Every three years, regardless of mileage
Clutch cable – check/adjustDay
Valve clearances – check/adjust
Wheels and Tires
Wheels – inspect for damageDay
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation
Wheels – check wheels for broken or damaged spokes and check spoke tightness (if fitted)Day
Tire wear/tire damage – check Day
Tire pressures – check/adjustDay
Lights, instruments and electrical systems – checkDay
Steering and Suspension
Steering – check for free operationDay
Forks – check for leaks/smooth operationDay
Fork oil – renew
Headstock bearings – check/adjust
Headstock bearings – lubricate
Rear suspension linkage – check/lubricate
Brake pads – check wear levelsDay
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks Day
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons Day
Brake fluid levels – checkDay
Brake fluid – renew (DOT-4)Every two years, regardless of mileage
Drive Chain
Drive chain slack – check/adjust Day
Drive chain – wear check Every 500 miles (800 km)
Drive chain – lubricateEvery 200 miles (300 km)
Drive chain rubbing strip – check Day
Drive chain rubbing strip – replace
Fasteners – inspect visually for securityDay
Bank angle indicators – inspect visually for wear Day
Accessory rack sliding carriage – check for correct operation ‡
Side stand – check operationDay
Side stand pivot – clean/grease
Center stand – check operation Day
Center stand – clean/grease
Accessory pannier link mechanism – check for correct operation and adjustment ‡
Carry out all outstanding service bulletin and warranty work
Carry out road test
Complete the service record book and reset the service indicator (if you can)

* Evaporative system fitted to models for certain markets only.

‡ Only if fitted.

Tyre pressure for the Triumph Tiger 900

Recommended tire pressure for the Triumph Tiger 900 per the manual is (cold)

  • Front: 2.48 bar (36 psi), and
  • Rear: 2.89 bar (42 psi)

See p 187 of the manual.

General information about the Triumph Tiger 900

The new Tiger 900 carries itself with that unmistakable ADV panache and adds contributions of its own to deliver a new, up-to-date look for the Tiger line, a line that first saw light of day all the way back in 1936.

A sculpted front fender leads the way with foil-shaped uprights that protect the inner fork tubes from road grit while they also shunt the wind around the tubes to reduce power-sapping drag.

The typical “adventure-style” bird’s beak front end mounts dual headlights along with high-and-tight turn signals, all in LED.

It’s topped off with a vented windshield with small extensions down low that work with the wide cheek pieces to plow a groove in the wind for your trunk, head and legs.

Manual for the Triumph Tiger 900

Triumph Tiger 900 Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Tiger 900, which is available on the Triumph web site.

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