This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Sprint ST motorcycles with the 1050cc engine, made between 2005 and 2010. It was replaced by the Triumph Sprint GT in 2011.
The maintenance for the Triumph Sprint ST with the 1050cc engine was quite similar to other motorcycles (sports and naked) with the 1050cc engine, like the Speed Triple of the time.
Of course, what makes the Triumph Sprint ST different is that it has a full fairing and luggage, and wind protection to help you travel for days.
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Maintenance Schedule for the Triumph Sprint ST
The following is the list of maintenance operations and to be done on this motorcycle with a distance or time interval — whichever comes earlier.
- Part of the below table includes checks you should do every day.
- Items marked [T] need official Triumph factory service tools to do it (i.e. things only mechanics normally have).
- At the end of the schedule, keep following it in the pattern shown (e.g. change oil every 6000 miles / 10000 km, check valve clearances every 12000 miles / 20000 km)
|mi x 1000||6||12||18||24|
|km x 1000||10||20||30||40|
|Engine and oil cooler – check for leaks||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Engine oil – renew||•||•||•||•|
|Engine oil filter – renew||•||•||•||•|
|Valve clearances – check/adjust||•||•|
|Air cleaner – renew||•||•|
|[T] Autoscan – carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph diagnostic tool||•||•|
|[T] Engine ECM – check for stored DTCs||•||•|
|[T] ABS ECM – check for stored DTCs||•||•||•||•|
|Spark plugs – check||•||•|
|Spark plugs – renew||•||•|
|Throttle bodies – balance||•||•||•||•|
|Throttle cables – check/adjust||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Cooling system – check for leaks, chafing etc.||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Coolant level – check/adjust||•||•||Day|
|Coolant – renew||•||•|
|Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Lights, instruments and electrical systems – check||•||•||•||•|
|Steering – check for free operation||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Headstock bearings – check/adjust||•||•||•||•|
|Headstock bearings – lubricate||•||•|
|Forks – check for leaks/smooth operation||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Fork oil – renew||•|
|Brake fluid levels – check||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Brake fluid – renew||2 years|
|Brake pads – check wear levels||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons||•||•||•||•|
|Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks||•||•||•||•|
|Drive chain – lubricate||200 mi (300 km)|
|Drive chain – wear check||500 mi (800 km)|
|Drive chain slack – check/adjust||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Drive rubbing strip – check||•||•||•||•|
|Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation||•||•||•||•|
|Rear wheel bearing – lubricate||•||•|
|Wheels – inspect for damage||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Tyre wear/tyre damage – check||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Tyre pressures – check/adjust||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Clutch cable – check/adjust||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Stand – check operation||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Secondary air injection system – check/clean||•||•|
|Secondary exhaust to header clamp bolt – check/adjust||•||•||•||•|
|Fasteners – inspect visually for security||•||•||•||•||Day|
|Accessory rack sliding carriage – check for correct operation||•||•||•||•|
|Fuel and evaporative loss* hoses – renew||•|
*Evaporative system fitted to California models only.
General information about the Triumph Sprint ST
The Triumph Sprint ST is part of a dying breed — the dedicated sports tourer bike that looks at home with saddlebags on it, tearing up lonely highways at impressive speeds, and yet which keeps just enough of a forward lean and revvy engine to remind the owner that they’re on something that’s shaped like a sportbike. It was unabashedly a taken on the 6th gen Honda VFR800, which reigned supreme as the sport tourer of the day.
The original Triumph Sprint ST had the 955cc engine from the T595 Daytona. But in 2005, Triumph updated the Triumph Sprint ST to get the 1050 motor, also seen in the Speed Triple of the time.
The heart of the Triumph Sprint ST 1050 is a liquid-cooled 12V inline three-cylinder engine. It makes decent peak power of 91 kW (123 bhp) at 9250 rpm, with peak torque of 104 Nm (77 ft-lb) coming on at a low 5000 rpm (some sources say it came on later, at 7500 rpm). Quite enough to pull the Sprint ST’s somewhat hefty weight of ~240 kg (~530 lb) fully fuelled.
The engine is a spicy one and doesn’t sound or feel like one that should be in a sedate sports tourer. It has a characteristic Triumph high-pitched scream, and feels like it’d be more at home in a race bike.
In 2008, Triumph updated the Sprint ST 1050 mildly with a new headlight, modified footrests, standard centre stand, improved fuel capacity, and optional ABS. They also replaced the composite tank with a steel one.
The riding components are decent, but not the spec of a high-level sportbike. For suspension, at the front there is a 45mm fork with dual-rate springs and adjustable preload, and at the rear there is fully adjustable monoshock.
The brakes are also competent, with twin 320mm discs at the front and 4-piston calipers.
What’s often not said about the Triumph Sprint ST is that it’s a handsome beast. With sharp lines, under-seat exhausts, and a single-sided swingarm, it looks every bit as attractive as the VFR800 from which it was trying to steal market share.
Manual for the Triumph Sprint ST
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Sprint ST, which is available on the Triumph web site.