This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Tiger Sport motorcycles made from 2013 onward, including the 2016 revision.
The Tiger Sport was a more… sporty of the Tiger series, with road-going tires and less set-up for going off-road. It’s an adventure tourer, like the older Multistradas, rather than something pretending to have off-road ambitions (though it can defend itself on packed dirt roads and fire roads).
The Triumph Tiger Sport has a pretty big 1050cc triple engine that has tons of torque, power, and howl. The Triumph Tiger Sport updated in 2016 with the latest engine from the Speed Triple, plus new exhaust, airbox, and mapping. That said, the actual maintenance schedule didn’t change much.
The maintenance schedule for the Triumph Tiger Sport is very similar to those for other motorcycles with similar engines in the Triumph Tiger Sport, like the Speed Triple.
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What you need to maintain the Triumph Tiger Sport
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. Tighten the oil drain plug to 25 Nm.|
|Oil filter||Replace the oil filter every time you change the oil. Use Triumph part number T1218001. You have to use a suitable oil filter wrench or Triumph tool T3880313 to remove the Triumph oil filter. You can also use K&N’s KN-204-1, which you tighten with a normal wrench. Tighten the oil filter to 10 Nm.|
|Brake fluid||Triumph motorcycles need DOT 4 brake fluid (The Tiger Sport 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 T2020329. The equivalent part number for EBC brakes is FA347HH.|
|Rear brake pads||Use original part number T2020555. The equivalent part number for EBC brakes is FA214/2HH.|
|Spark plugs||NGK code CR8EK. Note they’re sold individually. Make sure they’re gapped to 0.7mm (+/- 0.05-0.1mm) with an appropriate spark plug gap tool.|
|Air filter||The part number for the air filter is T2204820. You can also use K&N part TB-1005, which are generally more available and cheaper.|
Maintenance Schedule for Triumph Tiger Sport
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)
|Engine and oil cooler – check for leaks||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Engine oil – renew||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Engine oil filter – renew||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Fuel System and Engine Management|
|Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Throttle bodies – balance||–||•||•||•|
|Throttle body plate (butterfly) – check / clean||–||•||•||•|
|Autoscan – carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph Diagnostic Tool (print a customer copy)||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Air cleaner – renew||–||•||•|
|Secondary air injection system – check/clean||–||•||•|
|Exhaust clamp bolts – check/adjust||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Fuel and evaporative loss hoses – renew*||–||Every 4 years, regardless of mileage|
|Spark plugs – check||–||•|
|Spark plugs – renew||–||•||•|
|Cooling system – check for leaks||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Coolant level – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Coolant – renew||Every three years, regardless of mileage|
|Clutch cable – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Valve clearances – check/adjust||–||•||•|
|Wheels and Tires|
|Wheels – inspect for damage||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Tyre wear/tyre damage – check||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Tyre pressures – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|All lights, instruments and electrical systems – check||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Steering and Suspension|
|Steering – check for free operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Headstock bearings – check/adjust||–||•||•||•||•|
|Headstock bearings – lubricate||–||•||•|
|Forks – check for leaks/smooth operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Fork oil – renew||–||•|
|Rear suspension linkage – check/lubricate||–||•||•|
|ABS and immobiliser ECMs – check for stored DTCs||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake fluid levels – check||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake fluid – renew||Every 2 years, regardless of mileage|
|Brake pads – check wear levels||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Drive chain – lubricate||Every 200 miles (300 kms)|
|Drive chain – wear check||Every 500 miles (800 kms)|
|Drive chain slack – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Drive chain rubbing strip – check||–||•||•||•||•||•|
|Fasteners – inspect visually for security||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Stand – check operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Luggage rack sliding carriage – check for correct operation‡||–||•||•||•||•|
|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 Sport
A smooth, responsive, sporty 1050cc triple engine, rider-focused technology, and a chassis and suspension set-up for a dynamic yet incredibly comfortable ride.
The triple-cylinder engine gives instant power. It has the latest generation ride-by-wire throttle and gives a solid 124hp — enough for anything that might come your way.
The Tiger Sport in later years had all kinds of luxury add-ons, like a USB socket and a 12V accessory socket to power up personal equipment and accessories.
Available models are ‘Rain’, ‘Road’ and ‘Sport’, tailoring the system to optimise the bike’s performance and control.
Manual for the Triumph Tiger Sport 1050
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Tiger Sport, which is available on the Triumph web site.