Triumph Street Triple R (765cc, 2018+) Maintenance Schedule

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Street Triple R motorcycles from 2017 onward, though listed as a 2018 model year in many places.

It’s very similar to those for other motorcycles with similar engines in the Triumph Street Triple Series (like the Triumph Street Triple RS, which has a few better chassis components). The service is also identical to the Street Triple R LRH.

The 2017+ Triumph Street Triple R has a 765cc inline triple that makes 87 kW (116 hp) @ 12,000 rpm, and 77 Nm (57 lb-ft) at 9,400 rpm. So it has to be revved up quite a bit to get to peak power. But the good news is that it’s tuned like a naked bike and the torque curve is quite flat — you get 80% of the torque at 2,500 rpm, according to dyno charts.

Here are all the Triumph Street Triple motorcycles, in case you’re looking for another one:

In 2020, the Street Triple R was re-styled to give it a more aggressive look, and the brake pads changed in spec, but the core maintenance stayed the same.

Updated May 2023 with corrected service schedule.

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Triumph Street Triple R (765) Service Intervals

Overall, the Triumph Street Triple R has 6 000 mile / 10 000 km or annual service intervals.

At every service, change the oil and filter, and do a number of checks shown below in the service schedule.

Every 12000 miles / 20000 km, change the spark plugs and the air filter, and check the valve clearances.

As the Street Triple R (even if not the highest spec Street Triple) is a sport bike with a chain drive, you do need to regularly attend to its condition and tension. You also need to regularly service the brake fluid and the coolant.

Triumph also recommends changing fork oil every 24000 miles / 40000 km.

What you need to service the Triumph Street Triple R

The following is a list of specific consumables for the Triumph Street Triple series of motorcycles.

Note that there are different part numbers for the brake pads, even though they’re Brembo M4.32 calipers all the way through from 2017+.

PartTriumph Street Triple R spec (2017+)
Engine oilThe manual suggests semi or fully synthetic 10W/40 or 10W/50 motorcycle engine oil which 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. You can also use Hiflofiltro part HF204RC.
Spark plugsUse NGK spark plugs with code CR9EIA9. Make sure they’re gapped to 0.9mm with an appropriate spark plug gap tool.
Brake fluidUse Castrol DOT 4 brake fluid.
Air filterUse Triumph part number T2200957 or K&N equivalent part TB-7617. You can also use a DNA air filter P-TR7S20-0R.
CoolantTriumph uses Hybrid Organic Acid Technology coolant with a 50% ethylene glycol mix. Triumph recommends HD4X, an OAT coolant — PEAK OET European Vehicles Blue is an equivalent (see these HD4X equivalents)
Front Brake padsFor 2017-2019 the EBC is part number FA630HH, and for 2020+ it is part # FA447HH.
Rear brake padsYou need one set only for the rear. EBC part FA213HH, OEM T2024901
Consumables for Triumph Street Triple R (765)

You also need the following general consumables for servicing your Street Triple R.

Paddock Stand — Makes maintaining your chain or doing other maintenance much easier.
Motul chain paste — one of the most highly-regarded chain lubes. Easy to apply, doesn’t fling off. If you need more stuff, get the Motul chain care kit as an affordable package.
Always good to have on hand lithium soap-based grease for lubing external pivot points (like the swingarm) and bearings.
Use Protect all cable life to lubricate your cables and controls.
General motorcycle maintenance consumables and tools

Maintenance Schedule for the Triumph Street Triple R

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2017+ Triumph Street Triple R.

The original manual included daily checks in the same table. To simplify it, we’ve separated these out into a different list.

Daily checks

Do these checks on your Triumph Street Triple R before every ride.

Triumph Street Triple R — Daily Checks
Engine and oil cooler – check for leaks
Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.
Cooling system – check for leaks
Coolant level – check/adjust
Clutch cable – check/adjust (Protect all cable life)
Wheels – inspect for damage
Tyre wear/tyre damage – check
Tyre pressures – check/adjust
Lights, instruments, and electrical systems – check
Steering – check for free operation
Forks – check for leaks/smooth operation
Brake pads – check wear levels
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons
Brake fluid levels – check
Drive chain slack – check/adjust
Drive chain rubbing strip – check
Fasteners – inspect visually for security
Bank angle indicators – inspect visually for wear
Side stand – check operation
Triumph Street Triple R Daily Checks

Chain maintenance

Chain maintenance is an important part of maintaining any chain-driven motorcycle, especially sporty ones whose chains may undergo significant stress.

Triumph recommends the following chain maintenance schedule for your Triumph Street Triple R.

Chain Maintenance for the Triumph XXX

Triumph recommends you lubricate your chain and check the wear periodically according to the following schedule.

Drive chain – lubricate200 miles (300 km)
Drive chain – wear check500 miles (800 km)
Triumph XXX — Chain Maintenance

To check wear of the Triumph XXX, hang a 10-20 kg (20-40 lb) weight on the chain. Measure the length of 20 links of the straight part of the chain (from the 1st to 21 pin). Make the measurement in a few places to be sure.

If the length of any section of the chain exceeds 319 mm or 12.6 inches, replace the chain, as well as the sprockets.

You also need to regularly check the slack of the chain per the schedule.

How to Check Chain Slack on a Triumph Motorcycle

Every brand of motorcycle measures chain slack differently. For Triumph motorcycles, slack is the free vertical movement of the center part of the bottom chain segment.

  1. You need a ruler (or tape measure) and nitrile gloves or a rag (to avoid getting grease on your hands)
  2. Put the motorcycle in neutral, on a level service, and elevate the rear wheel with a stand or center stand if you have one fitted.
  3. Rotate the wheel and find the tightest part of the chain, in the middle.
  4. Use a finger to lightly push the chain up and down. Measure the deflection, which is the chain slack.

Target chain slack for the Triumph XXX: 20-30 mm (0.8 – 1.2 in)

How to Adjust Chain Slack on the Triumph XXX

The procedure is similar on many motorcycles, but of course, specifics vary between brands and models.

You need wrenches and torque wrenches to re-tighten the rear wheel. You need a large torque wrench for the rear axle.

  1. Keep the motorcycle’s rear wheel elevated.
  2. Loosen the rear axle nut.
  3. Loosen the lock nuts on the left and hand side.
  4. Turn the adjuster bolts, usually counter-clockwise, extending the bolt “outward” to lengthen the chain and make it tighter. (Sometimes you’ll want to make it looser — in those cases, turn it clockwise / inward)
  5. Make sure to adjust the bolts the same amount on each side — check the markings.
  6. Tighten both adjuster nuts to 15 lb-ft / 20 Nm, and the rear axle nut to 81 lb-ft / 110 Nm (“very tight”).

Regular Maintenance

Belos is the table of regular maintenance items to be done on the Triumph Street Triple R (2017).

There are two kinds of service interval: every a) distance or b) time period. In each case, it’s the earlier of the two that’s most important.


  • * The break-in service should be done at 1000 km or 6 months, whichever is earlier.
  • [T] items may require specialist Triumph equipment.
x 1000 mi0.66121824
x 1000 km110203040Every
Engine oil – replace (use Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-40)Year
Engine oil filter – replace (Triumph part number T1218001)Year
Throttle body plate (butterfly) – check/clean
[T] Autoscan – carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph diagnostic tool (if you have one)Year
[T] ABS modulator – check for stored DTCsYear
Secondary air injection system – check/clean
Air cleaner – replace (K&N part TB-7617)
Throttle bodies – balance
Fuel hoses – replace4 years
Evaporative loss hoses – replace4 years
Spark plugs – check
Spark plugs – replace (NGK CR9EIA9, sold individually)
Coolant – replace (Triumph HD4X or PEAK OET European Vehicles Blue, an equivalent)3 years
Valve clearances – check/adjust
Camshaft timing – check/adjustAt 12000 mile / 20000 km only
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operation Year
Fork oil – replace
Steering head bearings – check/adjust
Steering head bearings – lubricate
Rear suspension linkage – check/lubricate
Brake fluid – replace (Castrol DOT 4)2 years
Triumph Street Triple R

About the Triumph Street Triple R

2017 2018 2019 Triumph Street Triple R 765
Triumph Street Triple R 765

The 2017+ Triumph Street Triple R is the more “street”-friendly version of their triple-cylinder naked motorcycle compared to the significantly faster “speed” triple. But don’t be fooled… this thing still does over 120 hp and can deliver over 200 km/h pretty easily!

The 2017 line-up of Triumph motorcycles was extensive and confusing as it changed a bit by region.

But in the US, there were three 765cc Triumph Street Triples

  • Street Triple S, with Nissin 2-piston front calipers and preload-adjustable Showa suspension front and rear
  • Street Triple R, with Brembo M 4.32 4-piston front calipers and fully-adjustable Showa suspension (front and rear)
  • Street Triple RS, with fully adjustable Showa front suspension, an Öhlins rear shock, and Brembo M50 calipers
Triumph Street Triple R Brembo M4.32 brakes
Triumph Street Triple R Brembo M4.32 brakes

The Street Triple R comes with a fully adjustable Showa fork, fully adjustable Showa piggyback reservoir monoshok, an up/down quick-shifter, and Pirelli Rosso III tires as stock. The quick-shifter, in particular, seems to have been a common request from owners, so it’s nice that it has been added.

The three ride modes (Sport, Street, and Rain) are carried over from the old model, along with ABS and traction control.

There’s a low-ride height variant for shorter riders. Maintenance for the low ride height version is the same, by the way.

Manual for the Triumph Street Triple R

Triumph Street Triple R Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

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

2017 2018 2019 Triumph Street Triple R 765 smoke in warehouse

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