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).
|Triumph||Thruxton TFC 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.|
|Oil filter||Replace 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 fluid||Triumph 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|
|Coolant||Triumph 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 pads||A 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.
|Rear brake pads||Use FA214/2HH (same for many Triumph motorcycles)|
|Spark plugs||NGK code LMAR8A-9. Note they’re sold individually. Make sure they’re gapped to 0.9mm with an appropriate spark plug gap tool.|
|Air filter||The part number for the air filter is T2201122. You can also use K&N part TB-1216.|
|Cable maintenance||Protect All Cable Life is a good-quality cable maintenance product|
|Chain maintenance||A good kit to have on hand is the Motul chain care kit — including lubricant, cleaners, a brush, and so on.|
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|
Below are the chain maintenance items for the Thruxton (and all Triumph chain-driven motorcycles).
|Chain maintenance item||Every|
|Drive chain – wear check||Every 500 miles (800 km)|
|Drive chain – lubricate (Motul chain paste)||Every 200 miles (300 km)|
Or after washing motorcycle / riding in rain
Below is the full maintenance schedule for the Thruxton TFC.
- 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 1000||10||20||30||40|
|km x 1000||16||32||48||64||Every|
|[T] Autoscan – Carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph Diagnostic Tool||•||•||•||•||Year|
|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) – replace||4 years|
|Spark plugs – check||•||•|
|Spark plugs – replace (LMAR8A-9)||•||•|
|Cooling system – check coolant hoses for chafing, cracks, or damage. Replace if necessary.||•||•||•||•|
|Coolant – replace||3 years|
|Valve clearances – check||•||•|
|Camshaft timing – check||•||•|
|Wheel bearings – check for wear/ smooth operation||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Fork oil – replace||•|
|Steering head bearings – check/adjust||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Steering head bearings – lubricate||•||•|
|Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons||•||•||•||•||Year|
|Brake fluid – replace (Castrol DOT 4)||2 years|
|Drive chain rubbing strips – check||•||•||•||•||Year|
|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 tool||•||•||•||•||Year|
|[T] Carry out all outstanding Service Bulletin and warranty work||•||•||•||•||Year|
|[T] Complete the service record book and reset the service indicator (if possible)||•||•||•||•||Year|
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
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Triumph Thruxton TFC, which is available on the Triumph website.