This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2021 Triumph Street Scrambler, the update to Triumph’s original 2017 liquid-cooled scrambler.
The Triumph Street Scrambler is powered by a liquid-cooled 900cc parallel-twin with a 270-degree crank. It’s a slight displacement bump from the 865cc parallel-twin of the EFI Scrambler, but the more important change is the cooling — it’s liquid-cooled!
In 2017, Triumph made a number of updates to the engine, partly for emissions compliance, but also reducing maintenance requirements somewhat.
The maintenance schedule is very similar to that for the 2021+ Triumph Street Twin, though the specs for the motorcycle vary slightly. Most importantly, the ride style and gear are different — the Street Scrambler has a different riding position, spoked rims, and a high-mounted exhaust.
What you need to maintain the Triumph Street Scrambler (2021+)
Maintaining the Street Scrambler is fairly easy — it’s a naked bike with a chain drive, and you can get to all of the parts fairly easily (though removing the tank is awkward… many people just kind of twist it ninety degrees, leaving the pipes intact).
Below is a list of parts and consumables you need for maintaining your Triumph Street Scrambler.
The Street Scrambler from 2021 uses the 2019+ brake caliper with Brembo pads, so the spec is different to 2017-2018 brake pads — be careful.
|Part||Triumph Street Scrambler spec|
|Oil||Triumph 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. A high-quality alternative is Motul 300V or Motul 7100.|
|Oil filter||Replace 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 fluid||Triumph motorcycles need DOT 4 brake fluid (the 900cc range has a clutch cable, so you don’t need fluid for the clutch). E.g. Castrol DOT 4|
|Coolant||Triumph uses Hybrid Organic Acid Technology coolant with a 50% ethylene glycol mix. Zerex G05 is a HOAT coolant that meets this spec.|
|Front brake pads||Standard brake pads part code is: T2027565, TT2172 brake pads from Brembo. The equivalent EBC part is FA322/4HH.|
|Rear brake pads||Use original part number T2022955. The equivalent part number for EBC brakes is FA214/2HH.|
|Spark plugs||NGK code LMAR8A-9. Note they’re sold individually. Make sure they’re gapped to 0.9mm (+0.0, -0.1mm) with an appropriate spark plug gap tool.|
|Air filter||The part number for the air filter is T2201057. You can also use K&N part TB-9016.|
|Battery type||YTX12-BS (12 v, 10 AH)|
Maintenance Schedule for Triumph Street Scrambler (2021+)
Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2021+ Triumph Street Scrambler.
It’s quite similar to the Street Scrambler from 2017-2020, but the order changed and there are a few less items to maintain.
Service intervals for the Street Scrambler are every 16,000 km or 10,000 miles — quite wide.
- * Carry out the initial maintenance at that period or after six months, whichever comes earlier.
- Part of the below table includes checks you should do every day. Do these on your annual service too.
- [T] Some maintenance items are only able to be done by a Triumph mechanic with all Triumph official tools.
|km x 1000||1*||16||32||48||64|
|mi x 1000||Every||0.6*||10||20||30||40|
|Engine – check for leaks||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Engine oil – replace (Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-40)||Year||•||•||•||•||•|
|Engine oil filter – replace (HF204RC)||Year||•||•||•||•||•|
|Fuel System and Engine Management|
|Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.||•||•||•||•|
|Air filter – renew (replace more often if consistently riding in wet or dusty conditions)||•||•||•||•|
|Fuel filter – renew||•||•|
|Spark plugs – renew (NGK LMAR8A-9)||•||•|
|Cooling system – check for leaks||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Cooling system – check coolant hoses for chafing/cracks/damage. Replace if necessary.||•||•||•||•|
|Coolant level – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Coolant – renew (Zerex Asian Vehicle Coolant)||3 years|
|Clutch – check operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Clutch lever pivot – lubricate||Year||•||•||•||•|
|Valve clearances – check||•||•|
|Wheels and Tires|
|Wheels – inspect for damage||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation||•||•||•|
|Check wheels for broken or damaged spokes and check spoke tightness||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Tire wear/tire damage – check||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Tire pressures – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Steering and Suspension|
|Steering – check for free operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Front and rear suspension – check for damage/ leaks/ smooth operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Fork oil – renew||•|
|Headstock bearings – check/adjust||•||•|
|Brake system – check operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake pads – check wear levels||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake fluid levels – check||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Brake fluid – renew (Castrol DOT 4)||2 years|
|Drive chain slack – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Drive chain – wear check||500 miles (800 km)|
|Drive chain – lubricate (Motul chain paste)||200 miles (300 km)|
|Drive chain rubbing strips – check for wear, cracks, or damage||Year||•||•||•||•||•|
|Lights, instruments and electrical systems – check/adjust||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|[T] Autoscan – Carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph Diagnostic Tool||Year||•||•||•||•||•|
|[T] Instruments, chassis ECM (if equipped) and engine ECM – check for latest calibration download using the Triumph diagnostic tool||Year||•||•||•||•||•|
|Bank angle indicators – inspect visually for wear||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Side stand/Center stand – check for wear/smooth operation||Day||•||•||•||•||•|
|Carry out road test||Year||•||•||•||•||•|
|[T] Carry out all outstanding Service Bulletin and warranty work||Year||•||•||•||•||•|
|[T] Complete the service record book and reset the service indicator||Year||•||•||•||•||•|
General information about the Triumph Street Scrambler
Triumph updated their 2021 Street Scrambler with a number of small upgrades.
At its core, the 2021+ Triumph Street Scrambler is the same basic motorcycle. It’s a basic roadster with a 900cc “high-torque” Bonneville twin-cylinder engine that makes 48 kW or 64 hp at 7,250 rpm. The rev ceiling is higher but it’s a significant (near 20%) power bump over the original 2017-2018 model.
Power dropped by one bhp in 2021 due to emissions restrictions, but those are barely noticeable. More importantly, the avid owner can iron them out with tuning and derestriction.
Like the Scrambler before it, the 2021+ Triumph Street Scrambler has torque from right down low. In fact, it makes 60 ft-lb (80 Nm) of torque from as low as 3,250 rpm.
In 2021, Triumph has added a range of premium touches, like an aluminium number board with an embossed Scrambler logo, new paint schemes, and a bunch of premium accessories as standard on the Sandstorm edition.
Like before, the Triumph Street Scrambler keeps its one dial gauge, a change from the previous two-gauge design in the original Triumph Scrambler EFI.
Tyres and tyre pressure for the Triumph Street Scrambler
The Triumph Street Scrambler has spoked rims. Stock, it ships with Metzeler Tourance tyres.
|Wheel||Tyre size||Tyre pressure|
|Front||100/90-19||30 psi (2.1 bar)|
|Rear||150/70-17||36 psi (2.5 bar)|
Of course, tyre pressures are specified according to longevity and low cost, so adjust them according to your weight, ride style, and preferences.
Manual for the Triumph Street Scrambler
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Street Scrambler, which is available on the Triumph website. It’s part of the Triumph Modern Classics manual.