Triumph Street Scrambler (2017-2020) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Street Scrambler, the new-for-2017 water-cooled version of Triumph’s original classic scrambler.

The Triumph Street Scrambler is powered by a 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!

Aside from helping the engine stay cooler and make slightly more power, this also helps the new Street Scrambler comply with tightening emissions regulations.

The maintenance schedule is very similar to those for other motorcycles with similar engines in the Triumph Modern Classics, like the Triumph Street Twin, which now also has a 270-degree crank.

In 2019, Triumph made some changes to the Street Scrambler and Street Twin, improving the power and the braking, but they didn’t update the manual (just a few parts, e.g. brakes).

In 2021, Triumph released the 2021 Triumph Street Scrambler again, and this time updated the maintenance schedule.

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What you need to maintain the Triumph Street Scrambler

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.

PartTriumph Street Scrambler spec
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. A high-quality alternative is Motul 300V or Motul 7100.
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 900cc range has a clutch cable, so you don’t need fluid for the clutch).
CoolantTriumph uses Hybrid Organic Acid Technology coolant with a 50% ethylene glycol mix. Zerex G05 is a HOAT coolant that meets this spec.
Front brake padsStandard brake pads code is:
* 2017-2018: T2027535. The equivalent part number for EBC brakes is FA142HH.
* 2019-2020: T2026565
Rear brake padsUse original part number T2022955. The equivalent part number for EBC brakes is FA214/2HH.
Spark plugsNGK 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 filterThe part number for the air filter is T2201057. You can also use K&N part TB-9016.
Consumables for maintaining the Triumph Street Scrambler (2017-2020)

Maintenance Schedule for Triumph Street Scrambler

The following is the list of maintenance operations and to be done on this motorcycle with a distance or time interval — whichever comes earlier. It’s the same as the maintenance schedule from the manual, but reformatted to fit a web page.

Notes on the maintenance schedule for the Street Scrambler:

  • Part of the below table includes checks you should do every day. If they’re daily inspections, also do them at an annual service.
  • Do the 500 km / 800 mi service at 1 month — whichever comes sooner.
  • Items marked [D] are for dealers/authorised technicians, unless you have dealer tools handy.
Miles x 10000.510203040
Km x 10000.816324865Every
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.
Throttle body plate (butterfly) – check/ clean
[D] Autoscan – Carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph Diagnostic ToolYear
Air cleaner – replaceYear
Fuel filter – replaceYear
Fuel hoses – replace 4 years
Evaporative loss hoses* – replace4 years
Ignition system
Spark plugs – checkDay
Spark plugs – replaceYear
Cooling system
Cooling system – check for leaks Day
Cooling system – check coolant hoses for chafing/ cracks/ damage. Replace if necessary.
Coolant level – check/adjustDay
Coolant – replace3 years
Clutch cable – check function and adjust as necessaryDay
Valve clearances – check
Camshaft timing
Wheels and Tires
Tire wear/tire damage – checkDay
Tire pressures – check/adjust Day
Wheels – inspect for damageDay
(Spoked Wheels) – check for broken or damaged spokes and check spoke tightnessDay
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operationYear
Steering and Suspension
Steering – check for free operationDay
Front and rear suspension – check for damage/ leaks/ smooth operationDay
Fork oil – replace
Headstock bearings – check/adjustYear
Steering head bearings – lubricate
Brake pads – check wear levelsDay
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons
Brake fluid levels – checkDay
Brake fluid – replace (Castrol DOT 4)2 years
Drive Chain
Drive chain slack – check/adjust Day
Drive chain – wear check800 km (500 mi)
Drive chain – lubricate (Motul Chain Paste)300 km (200 mi)
Drive chain rubbing strips – checkYear
All lights, instruments and electrical systems – check/adjustDay
[D] Instruments, chassis ECM (if equipped) and engine ECM – check for latest calibration download using the Triumph diagnostic toolYear
Fasteners – inspect visually for securityDay
Bank angle indicators – check for wearDay
Side stand/Center stand – lubricate/check operationDay
Side stand pivot pin – clean/grease
[D] Carry out all outstanding Service Bulletin and warranty workYear
Carry out road testYear
[D] Complete the service record book and reset the service indicator (if equipped)Year
Triumph Street Scrambler maintenance schedule (2017-2020)

About the Triumph Street Scrambler

The Triumph Street Scrambler is, as its name implies, a road bike that has aesthetic inspiration from “scramblers” — which were on-road bikes that could do some off-road stuff.

These days, off-road bikes and dual sports own the territory of rock scrambling and desert crossing, but the Triumph Street Scrambler is perfectly capable of navigating down fire roads or bumpy country paths without too much fuss.

This is in contrast with the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC / XE, which has actual off-road performance potential thanks to the 21-inch front wheel and longer suspension travel (particularly in the XE model).

The Triumph Street Scrambler was a significant upgrade for the previous 865cc EFI scrambler, introducing a new emissions-compliant engine that also gave a bit more power.

Triumph billed it as a higher-performance motorcycle, but the truth is that performance was just a side benefit of revamping the engine.

This evolution of the Scrambler’s engine moves power slightly up the torque curve. The redline is now 7,500 rpm (up from 7,000 rpm in the previous 865 cc scrambler). Peak torque is delivered down low at 3,200 rpm, which means that it’s basically everywhere.

The new 2017 Triumph Scrambler has ride-by-wire feeding the ECU, but no other benefits of ride-by-wire like cruise control.

In 2019, Triumph further upgraded the Street Scrambler. They improved the engine, making it revvier, and increasing peak horsepower from 55 bhp to 65 bhp. They also upgraded the front brake — still a single disc, but now gripped by a Brembo 4-piston caliper.

The front forks are as of 2019 cartridge forks with scrambler-style rubber gaiters and a full 120mm of travel. Not quite dirt bike levels, but halfway there.

In 2021, Triumph upgraded the Street Scrambler again with changes to the engine and the maintenance schedule. See the maintenance schedule for the 2021 Street Scrambler here.

Manual for the Triumph Street Scrambler

Triumph Street Scrambler (2017-2020) maintenance schedule screenshot

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.

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