Triumph Thruxton (2019) TFC Maintenance Schedule

This is the maintenance schedule with associated service intervals for the Triumph Thruxton TFC motorcycles.

It’s very similar to those for other motorcycles with similar engines in the Triumph Modern Classics, especially the Thruxton 1200, on which it’s based.

The Thruxton TFC is a tuned version of the Thruxton R (2016-2019), with different engine components for even more power. The power is 77kW (105 PS/103 bhp) @ 7500rpm, up 10% from the 95PS of the Thruxton 1200 and Thruxton R.

The suspension components are the same as on the Thruxton R — Showa Big Piston Fork up front, and Öhlins shock at the rear, both fully adjustable. The brakes are also the same as the R — Twin 310 mm Brembo floating discs and Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, with ABS.

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What you need to service the Triumph Thruxton TFC

I don’t expect many people will be servicing their own Triumph Thruxton TFC, as they’re quite expensive and new. Unless you’re reading this page in the 2030s and it’s now a classic motorcycle that you enjoy wrenching on.

But just in case, here is what you need to work on your own Triumph sport bike. The parts list is the same as for the Thruxton R (even with the higher engine spec). Of course the blow doesn’t include high-rated engine components — this is just everyday consumables (and yes the spark plug is the same, we checked).

TriumphThruxton TFC 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.
Oil filterReplace the oil filter every time you change the oil. Use Triumph part number T1218001. You can also use HifloFiltro’s HF204RC (better than K&N these days).
Brake fluidTriumph Thruxton/R motorcycles need DOT 4 brake fluid (they have a clutch cable, so you don’t need fluid for the clutch) e.g. Castrol DOT 4
CoolantTriumph uses Hybrid Organic Acid Technology coolant with a 50% ethylene glycol mix. A good substitute is Motorex Coolant M5.0. (See here for other Triumph HD4X alternatives)
Front brake padsA popular upgrade is EBC brake pads for better bite, less fade, and longer life. The part codes is FA447H.

See this image from the EBC brakes catalogue if you’re not sure.
EBC brakes Triumph 1200 motorcycles
Rear brake padsUse FA214/2HH (same for many Triumph motorcycles)
Spark plugsNGK code LMAR8A-9. Note they’re sold individually. Make sure they’re gapped to 0.9mm with an appropriate spark plug gap tool.
Air filterThe part number for the air filter is T2201122. You can also use K&N part TB-1216.
Cable maintenanceProtect All Cable Life is a good-quality cable maintenance product
Chain maintenanceA good kit to have on hand is the Motul chain care kit — including lubricant, cleaners, a brush, and so on.
Consumables for Triumph Thruxton TFC

Maintenance Schedule for the Triumph Thruxton TFC

Belos is the maintenance schedule for the Triumph Thruxton TFC.

It’s in simplified form, split into daily/pre-ride checks, chain maintenance, and scheduled service.

Triumph Thruxton TFC Daily/pre-ride checks

Do the following safety checks before rides.

Thruxton TFC — Pre-ride checks
Engine – check for leaks
Cooling system – check for leaks
Coolant level – check/adjust
Clutch cable – check function and adjust as necessary
Tire wear/tire damage – check
Tire pressures – check/adjust
Wheels – inspect for damage
Wheels – check wheels for broken or damaged spokes and check spoke tightness
Steering – check for free operation
Front and rear suspension – check for damage/leaks/smooth operation
Brake pads – check wear levels
Brake fluid levels – check
Drive chain slack – check/adjust
All lights, instruments and electrical systems – check/adjust
Fasteners – inspect visually for security
Bank angle indicators – check for wear
Side stand/Center stand – lubricate/check operation
Triumph Thruxton TFC service schedule

Chain maintenance

Below are the chain maintenance items for the Thruxton (and all Triumph chain-driven motorcycles).

Chain maintenance itemEvery
Drive chain – wear checkEvery 500 miles (800 km)
Drive chain – lubricate (Motul chain paste)Every 200 miles (300 km)
Or after washing motorcycle / riding in rain
Thruxton TFC — Chain maintenance

Scheduled maintenance

Below is the full maintenance schedule for the Thruxton TFC.

Notes

  • Do the daily/pre-ride checks (e.g. checking for leaks) in addition to the scheduled maintenance items below
  • Items marked [T] may need dealer-specific tools.
  • At the end of the schedule, keep repeating it every one, two, or four intervals.
  • The break-in service is omitted.
mi x 100010203040
km x 100016324864Every
[T] Autoscan – Carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph Diagnostic ToolYear
Engine oil – replace (Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-40)Year
Engine oil filter – replace (HF204RC)Year
Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.
Throttle body plate (butterfly) – check/clean
Air cleaner – replace (TB-1216)
Fuel filter – replace
Throttle bodies – balance
Fuel hoses – replace 4 years
Evaporative loss hoses (if fitted) – replace4 years
Spark plugs – check
Spark plugs – replace (LMAR8A-9)
Cooling system – check coolant hoses for chafing, cracks, or damage. Replace if necessary.
Coolant – replace3 years
Valve clearances – check
Camshaft timing – check
Wheel bearings – check for wear/ smooth operationYear
Fork oil – replace
Steering head bearings – check/adjust Year
Steering head bearings – lubricate
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaksYear
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistonsYear
Brake fluid – replace (Castrol DOT 4)2 years
Drive chain rubbing strips – checkYear
Side stand pivot pin – clean/grease (Lithium soap-based grease)
[T] Instruments, chassis ECM (if equipped) and engine ECM – check for latest calibration download using the Triumph diagnostic toolYear
[T] Carry out all outstanding Service Bulletin and warranty workYear
[T] Complete the service record book and reset the service indicator (if possible)Year
Triumph Thruxton TFC service schedule

About the Triumph Thruxton TFC

The Triumph Thruxton TFC is a heavily worked-over Triumph Thruxton R with uprated engine internals to support a 10% power bump.

At first blush, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Thruxton TFC is just a re-fashioned Thruxton R, with aesthetic improvements but the same base.

But you’d be wrong. Triumph went to the very interesting extreme of even modifying the engine internals of the Thruxton TFC!

The Triumph Thruxton TFC is powered by a similar 1200cc liquid-cooled 8-valve SOHC parallel twin with a 270-degree crank angle. At peak, it makes 107 PS (106 bhp / 78 kW) at 8000 rpm, and maximum torque of 84 lb-ft / 115 Nm at 4850 rpm. So it’s still a very midrange-focused engine, despite the sporty looks.

The Thruxton TFC makes 10 PS (10 bhp / 7 kW) more than the base model Thruxton R.

Triumph achieved this via a new lightweight low-inertia crankshaft, clutch, balance shafts, rare-earth alternator, magnesium cam cover, and thinner-walled engine covers. All of that helps the engine rev higher and give more top-end.

The Thruxton TFC has three upgraded riding modes (Road, Rain and Sport), all-LED lighting including 7-inch headlight DRL with unique TFC badge, a tail tidy, and paddock stand bobbins.

On top of that, the Thruxton TFC gets goodies like

  • Fully adjustable Öhlins suspension front and rear
  • Brembo radial master cylinder and adjustable brake lever
  • Race-spec Metzeler Racetec RR tyres
  • Standard titanium Vance & Hines silencers

Some of what was upgraded in the Thruxton TFC has carried over into the 2020 Triumph Thruxton RS.

Triumph made the Thruxton TFC in very limited numbers — only 750 numbered and badged models, so you may have better luck finding a Thruxton RS.

Manual for the Triumph Thruxton TFC

Triumph Thruxton TFC Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

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

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