Triumph Tiger Sport (2013+, 1050) Maintenance Schedule

2007-2018 Tiger Sport- Stock Image

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.

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. Tighten the oil drain plug to 25 Nm.
Oil filterReplace 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 fluidTriumph motorcycles need DOT 4 brake fluid (The Tiger Sport 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 T2020329. The equivalent part number for EBC brakes is FA347HH.
Rear brake padsUse original part number T2020555. The equivalent part number for EBC brakes is FA214/2HH.
Spark plugsNGK 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 filterThe part number for the air filter is T2204820. You can also use K&N part TB-1005, which are generally more available and cheaper.
Consumables for Tiger 1050 motorcycles

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.

Operation DescriptionEvery500
1 month
Year6,000 and 18,000
(10,000 and 30,000)
12,000 (20,000)24,000(40,000)
Engine and oil cooler – check for leaksDay
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
Ignition system
Spark plugs – check
Spark plugs – renew
Cooling system
Cooling system – check for leaks Day
Coolant level – check/adjustDay
Coolant – renewEvery 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
Tyre wear/tyre damage – checkDay
Tyre pressures – check/adjustDay
All lights, instruments and electrical systems – checkDay
Steering and Suspension
Steering – check for free operationDay
Headstock bearings – check/adjust
Headstock bearings – lubricate
Forks – check for leaks/smooth operationDay
Fork oil – renew
Rear suspension linkage – check/lubricate
ABS and immobiliser ECMs – check for stored DTCs
Brake fluid levels – checkDay
Brake fluid – renewEvery 2 years, regardless of mileage
Brake pads – check wear levelsDay
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaksDay
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistonsDay
Drive Chain
Drive chain – lubricateEvery 200 miles (300 kms)
Drive chain – wear checkEvery 500 miles (800 kms)
Drive chain slack – check/adjustDay
Drive chain rubbing strip – check
Fasteners – inspect visually for securityDay
Stand – check operationDay
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

Triumph Tiger Sport Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

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

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