Triumph America EFI (2009-2016) Maintenance Schedule

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph America motorcycles, also known as the Triumph Bonneville America.

Triumph released the first Triumph America in 2002. It’s based on the Bonneville platform, but in a relaxed cruiser format.

The Triumph America has a longer wheelbase (a full 15 cm or 6 inches), lower saddle, increased steering rake angle, and smaller front wheel. It also has a lot of chrome to make it look good!

It went through three distinct phases of evolution

  • 2002-2007: 790cc, carburettor fed
  • 2008: 865cc, carburettor fed
  • 2009-2016: 865cc, fuel injected (this is this one, on this page).

Maintenance for the Triumph America is similar to that for other motorcycles with fuel-injected 865cc parallel twin, like the Triumph Speedmaster of the same generation.

The Triumph America also came in a Triumph Bonneville America LT version, with saddlebags, a rear seat rest, and a touring windshield.

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What you need to service the Triumph America EFI

To service your EFI Triumph America, you need the following consumable items (other than the regular motorcycle maintenance tools — you can check here to see if you’re missing anything).

PartTriumph Speedmaster 865 EFI
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, which fits a lot of motorcycles. You can also use Hiflofiltro HF204RC which has a neat nut on the end.
Brake fluidTriumph motorcycles need DOT 4 brake fluid (the 865cc range has a clutch cable, so you don’t need fluid for the clutch). Use Castrol DOT 4, a high-quality and affordable synthetic.
Front brake padsStandard brake pads code is T2020543. The equivalent part number for EBC brakes is FA196HH (note — different to the Speedmaster of the same gen)
Rear brake padsUse original part number T2020071. The equivalent part number for EBC brakes is FA214/2HH.
Spark plugsNGK code DPR8EA-9. Note they’re sold individually. Make sure they’re gapped to 0.8-0.9 with an appropriate spark plug gap tool.
Air filterThe part number for the air filter is T2202450. You can use K&N part TB-8002.
Consumables for Triumph 865cc America EFI

Daily / Regular checks for the Triumph America EFI

Below there are the maintenance items you should do every day on your Triumph America — or at least every time you ride (maintaining the chain).

Operation DescriptionEvery
Engine and oil cooler – check for leaks Day
Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.Day
Throttle cables – check/adjust Day
Lights, instruments and electrical systems – checkDay
Steering – check for free operationDay
Forks – check for leaks/smooth operation Day
Brake fluid levels – check (use DOT 4 only)Day
Brake light – check operationDay
Brake pads – check wear levelsDay
Drive chain – lubricate (Motul chain paste)Every 200 miles (300 kms)
Drive chain – wear checkEvery 300 miles (500 kms)
Drive chain slack – check/adjust Day
Fasteners – inspect visually for security Day
Wheels – inspect for damage Day
Tyre wear/tyre damage – checkDay
Tyre pressures – check/adjust Day
Clutch cable – check/adjust Day
Triumph America 865 EFI maintenance schedule

Maintenance Schedule for the Triumph America EFI

The following is the list of maintenance operations and to be done on this motorcycle with a distance or time interval — whichever comes earlier.

Notes on the maintenance schedule:

  • Part of the below table includes checks you should do every day.
  • Some items (marked [T]) need dealer-specific tools.
  • The break-in schedule isn’t shown as this bike is no longer sold new.
mi x 10006121824
km x 100010203040
Year(s)1234Every
[T] Autoscan – carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph diagnostic tool
[T] Engine ECM – check for stored DTCs
Engine and oil cooler – check for leaks
Engine oil – renew (Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-40)
Engine oil filter – renew (HF204RC)
Valve clearances – check/adjust
Air cleaner element – renew (TB-8002)
Spark plugs – check
Spark plugs – renew (DPR8EA-9)
Fuel filter – renew
Headstock bearings – check/adjust
Headstock bearings – lubricate
Fork oil – renew
Brake calipers, check for fluid leaks and seized pistons
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks
Brake fluid – renew (Castrol DOT 4)2 years
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation
Fuel and evaporative hoses (CA only) – renew
Secondary air injection system – check/clean
Triumph America 865 EFI maintenance schedule

About the Triumph America 865 EFI

Triumph America 865 EFI LT 1 web
Triumph America 865 EFI LT 1. Photo courtesy Triumph.

The Triumph America is one of Triumph’s medium-capacity cruisers. It’s mostly made for a US audience and came in more flavours there (e.g. the fully equipped LT pictured above).

Triumph made the fuel-injected Triumph America between 2009 and 2016.

The engine is the same one seen in the Scrambler, though in a different state of tune. It is a 865cc air-cooled fuel-injected parallel twin with twin overhead cams and 8 valves.

The engine in the America has the 270-degree crankshaft (that wasn’t yet in the Bonneville line) that gives it the off-beat camber that blesses it with quite a growl.

At peak, it makes a mild 46 kW / 61 hp, but this bike isn’t one that’s meant to be ridden hard. With low ride height, floorboards, and non-adjustable suspension (other than preload in the rear), it’s not the sport bike of the line — it’s decidedly a cruiser.

Torque peaks at a generous 72 Nm (53 ft-lb) at 3300 rpm — very low, but still giving it a spritely rev range that sees power develop up to a peak at 6800 rpm.

The Triumph America is an unconventional cruiser. Whereas other cruisers tend to be V-twins, Triumph’s cruiser is a parallel twin — although with an engine configuration that sounds a little like a V. And other cruisers have belt drives; the Triumph has a chain.

But the Triumph America has a relaxed and engaging ride, and a riding position that means you can stay on it exploring winding roads all day.

Reference — Manual for the Triumph America

Triumph America Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph America, which is available on the Triumph website.

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