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Triumph Tiger XCa Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance schedule and service interval for the Triumph Tiger XCa

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Tiger XCa motorcycles.

It’s very similar to those for other motorcycles with similar engines in the Triumph Tiger 1200 series.

This maintenance schedule applies to the following models:

  • 2018 Triumph Tiger XCa
  • 2019 Triumph Tiger XCa

Maintenance Schedule for Triumph Tiger XCa

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
one month
Year10,000 and 30,000
(16,000 and 48,000)
20,000 (32,000)40,000 (64,000)
Engine – check for leaks Day
Engine oil – renew
Engine oil filter – renew
Fuel System and Engine Management
Autoscan – carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph
diagnostic tool (print a customer copy)
Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc. Day
Air cleaner – renew
Throttle body plate (butterfly) – check/clean
Throttle bodies – balance
Secondary air injection system – check
Fuel hoses – renew Every four years, regardless of mileage
Evaporative loss hoses – renewEvery four years, regardless of mileage
Ignition System
Spark plugs – check
Spark plugs – renew
Cooling System
Cooling system – check for leaksDay
Coolant level – check/adjustDay
Cooling system – check coolant hoses for chafing,
cracks or damage. Replace if necessary
Coolant – renewEvery 3 years, regardless of mileage
Clutch – check operation Day
Clutch master cylinder – check for leaks
Clutch fluid levels – checkDay
Clutch fluid – renew Every 2 years, regardless of mileage
Valve clearances – check/adjust
Camshaft timing – check/adjust
Wheels and Tyres
Wheels – inspect for damageDay
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation
Wheels – check wheels for broken or damaged spokes
and check spoke tightness (models with spoked wheels
Tyre wear/tyre damage – check Day
Tyre pressures – check/adjustDay
Steering and Suspension
Steering – check for free operationDay
Front and rear suspension – check for damage/leaks/
smooth operation
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 leaksDay
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistonsDay
Brake fluid levels – check Day
Brake fluid – renewEvery 2 years, regardless of mileage
Final Drive
Final drive – check for oil leaksDay
Final drive oil level – check
Final drive oil – renew – only first service
Lights, instruments and electrical systems – checkDay
Instruments, chassis ECM and engine ECM – check for latest calibration download using the Triumph diagnostic tool
Bank angle indicators – check for wearDay
Fasteners – inspect visually for securityDay
Accessory rack sliding carriage – check for correct operation‡
Side stand – check for wear/smooth operationDay
Side stand pivot pin – clean/grease
Centre stand – check for wear/smooth operationDay
Centre stand flanged sleeves – check/clean/grease
Gear change pedal – clean bushes

‡ Only if fitted.

General information about the Triumph Tiger XCa

Triumph Tiger XCa has a base price of $16,500 (XR model), price as tested: $21,750. Engine type is liquid-cooled, transverse in-line triple with displacement of 1,215cc and bore x stroke of 85.0 x 71.4mm. It has valve train of DOHC, 4 valves per cyl and valve insp. interval of 10,000 miles. It’s frame has a tubular-steel trellis w/ engine as a stressed member; cast aluminum single-sided swingarm, wheelbase of 59.8 in, rake/trail of 23.2 degrees/3.9 in, and seat height of 32.9/33.7 in.

Triumph fit the bikes with Pirelli Scorpion Rally tires, which helped tremendously for dirt-going traction, albeit at a cost in road feel and response. The new, larger, electrically adjustable windscreen provides a big still-air pocket for the rider, and extra kudos to the seat, which is flat for easy movement, wide and superbly cushioned.

Manual for the Triumph Tiger XCa

Triumph Tiger XCa Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Tiger 1200, which is available on the Triumph web site.