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.
The Triumph Sprint ST 1500 is powered by a 1050 cc inline three-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. In the ST, the 12.0:1 compression ratio engine is tuned to make peak power of 123 hp (125 PS) at 9100 rpm, and peak torque of 76 lb-ft (103 Nm) at 7500 rpm. The final drive is via a 6-speed box and a chain.
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Triumph Sprint ST Service intervals
Overall, the Triumph Sprint ST has service intervals of 6000 miles / 10000 km or once a year. At every service, you have to change the oil and filter, and look over the maintenance checklist for items to check.
Since the Sprint ST has a liquid-cooled engine, you have to regularly replace the coolant. Similarly, the brake fluid needs replacing.
The major valve inspection for the Sprint ST is every 12000 miles / 20000 km. The original service schedule recommends doing it every two years, too, but that’s not necessary if you haven’t done any miles.
Finally, it’s important to regularly lubricate the chain and adjust the chain tension.
Maintenance Schedule for the Triumph Sprint ST
Below is the maintenance schedule, separated into regular daily checks, and then the maintenance schedule of major items.
Daily service checklist
Below is a table of items to do every day. Do these according to the schedule below.
|Sprint ST 1050 — Daily service checklist|
|Brake fluid levels – check|
|Brake pads – check wear levels|
|Engine and oil cooler – check for leaks|
|Throttle cables – check/adjust|
|Cooling system – check for leaks, chafing etc.|
|Coolant level – check/adjust|
|Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.|
|Lights, instruments and electrical systems – check|
|Steering – check for free operation|
|Forks – check for leaks/smooth operation|
|Drive chain slack – check/adjust|
|Wheels – inspect for damage|
|Tyre wear/tyre damage – check|
|Tyre pressures – check/adjust|
|Clutch cable – check/adjust|
|Stand – check operation|
|Fasteners – inspect visually for security|
- 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||Every|
|[T] Autoscan – carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph diagnostic tool. Check engine ECM and ABS ECM for stored trouble codes||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Daily inspection checklist (see above) — Perform||✓||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Engine oil – renew||✓||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Engine oil filter – renew||✓||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Valve clearances – check/adjust||✓||✓|
|Air cleaner – renew||✓||✓|
|Spark plugs – check||✓||✓|
|Spark plugs – renew||✓||✓|
|Throttle bodies – balance||✓||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Coolant – renew||2 years|
|Headstock bearings – check/adjust||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Headstock bearings – lubricate||✓||✓|
|Fork oil – renew||✓||4 years|
|Brake fluid – renew||2 years|
|Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons||✓||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks||✓||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Drive chain – lubricate||200 mi (300 km)|
|Drive chain – check wear level||500 mi (800 km)|
|Drive rubbing strip – check||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Rear wheel bearing – lubricate||✓||✓|
|Secondary air injection system – check/clean||✓||✓|
|Secondary exhaust to header clamp bolt – check/adjust||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Accessory rack sliding carriage – check for correct operation||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Fuel and evaporative loss (if fitted) hoses – renew||✓|
About the Triumph Sprint ST 1050
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.
The Sprint ST 1500 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.