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j OWNERS HANDBOOK

REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS!


If you believe your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could
cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying
Triumph Motorcycles America Limited, 403 Dividend Drive, Peachtree
City, 30269 Georgia. Telephone (770) 631 9500.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and
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if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a
recall and remedy campaign. However NHTSA cannot become involved i
in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Triumph Motorcycles ,
America Limited.
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To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at
1-800-424-9393 (or 366-0123 in Washington, DC area) or write to:
NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590. You
can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the
Hotline.
Index Foreword

FOREWORD
This handbook contains information on the Triumph Daytona 675 motorcycle.
Always store this owner's handbook with the motorcycle and refer t o it for
information whenever necessary.

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Warnings, Cautions and


Notes
Throughout this owner's handbook
A Cautic
This caution symbol identifies
particularly important information is
special instructions or procedures,
presented in the following form:
which, if not strictly observed,
could result in damage to, or
destruction of, equipment.

This warning symbol identifies NOTE


This note symbol indicates
points of particular interest
for more efficient and
convenient operation.
Foreword

Warning Labels Maintenance


At certain areas of the To ensure a long, safe and trouble
motorcycle, the symbol free life for your motorcycle,
(left) can b e seen. The maintenance should only be carried
symbol means out by an authorized Triumph dealer.
'CAUTION: REFER TO Only an authorized Triumph dealer
THE HANDBOOK' and will have the necessary knowledge,
will b e followed by a equipment and skills t o maintain
pictorial representation of the your Triumph motorcycle correctly.
subject concerned. To locate your nearest Triumph
Never attempt t o ride the motorcycle dealer, visit the Triumph web-site a t
o r make any adjustments without www.triumph.co.uk or telephone
reference t o the relevant instructions Triumph Motorcycles America
contained in this handbook. Limited on (678) 854 2010.
See "Warning Labels" on page 12 for
the location o f all labels bearing this
symbol. Where necessary, this Noise Control System
symbol will also appear on the pages Tampering with the Noise Control
containing t h e relevant information. System is prohibited.
Owners are warned that t h e law may
prohibit:
The removal or rendering
inoperative by any person other
than for purposes of
maintenance, repair or
replacement, o f any device or
element of design incorporated
into any new vehicle for the
purpose of noise control prior t o
its sale or delivery t o the
ultimate purchaser o r while it is
in use and,
the use of the vehicle after such
device or element of design has
been removed o r rendered
inoperative by any person.
Index Foreword

Fuel, 110 S Owner's Handbook


Fuel Requirement, 40
Filling the Fuel Tank, 42
Safety, 5
Daily Checks, 46
Thank you for choosing a Triumph
motorcycle. This motorcycle is the
A warning
Fuel Grade, 40 Fuel and Exhaust Fumes, 5 product of Triumph's use of proven This owner's handbook. and all
Fuel Tank Cap, 42 Handlebars and Footrests, 11 engineering, exhaustive testing, and other instructions that arb supplied
Fuel System, 110 continuous striving for superior with your motorcycle, should be
Helmet and Clothing, 6 considered a permanent part of
Fuse Box, 98 reliability, safety and performance.
Maintenance/Equipment, 8 your motorcycle and should
Please read this owner's handbook
G Motorcycle, 5 before riding in order to become remain with it even if your
Gear Change Lights, 28 Parking, 7 thoroughly familiar with the correct motorcycle is subsequently sold.
Gears Parts and Accessories, 7 operation of your motorcycle's All riders must read this owner's
Changing Gears, 52 Riding, 9 controls, its features, capabilities handbook and all other
H Seat Lock, 44 and limitations. instructions which are supplied
Speedometer, 21 This manual includes safe riding tips, with your motorcycle, before
Handlebar Switches riding, in order to become
Left, 39 Stand, 43 but does not contain all the
Side Stand, 43 techniques and skills necessary t o thoroughly familiar with the
Right, 38 correct operation of your
Steering/Wheel Bearings, 86 ride a motorcycle safely. Triumph
Headlights, 100 strongly recommends that all riders motorcycle's controls, its features,
Adjustment, 100 Inspection, 86 capabilities and limitations. Do not
Storage undertake a safety course approved
Bulb Replacement, 101 by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation lend your motorcycle to others as
Position Lamp, 102 Preparation after Storage, riding when not familiar with your
to ensure safe operation of this
107 motorcycle's controls, features,
I Preparation for Storage, 107
motorcycle. Information about the
capabilities and limitations can
Ignition, 110 nearest Motorcycle Safety
T Foundation course to you can be lead to an accident.
Key, 36
Tachometer, 21 obtained by calling the following
Switch/Steering Lock, 36 nationwide toll free number: 800-
Instrument Panel Layout, 20 Throttle Control, 74
Tightening Torques, 111 447-4700, or by writing to the
L Tires, 92, 111
Motorcycle Safety Foundation at: 2 ,
Lap Timer, 24 Jenner Street, Irvine, California
Inflation Pressures, 92 92718.
License Plate Light, 103 Minimum Tread Depth, 93
Lubrication, 109 To ensure a long and trouble free life
Replacement, 94 for your motorcycle, maintenance
0 Tool Kit, 43 should be carried out as described in
Odometer/Trip Meter, 21 Transmission, 110 this manual by an authorized
P v Triumph dealer.
Performance, 109 Vehicle Identification Number, 17
R W
Rear Light, 103 Warning Lights, 34
Rear Seat, 4 4 Warnings
Rider's Seat, 44
Foreword

Information
The information contained in this publication is based on the latest
information available at the time of printing. Triumph reserves the right to
make changes at any time without prior notice, or obligation.
Not t o be reproduced wholly or in part without the written permission of
Triumph Motorcycles America Limited.
O Copyright 2006 Triumph Motorcycles America Limited.
Publication part number 3851706 issue 2.

Table of Contents
This handbook contains a number of different sections. The table of contents
below will help you find the beginning of each section where, in the case of
the major sections, a further table of contents will help you find the specific
subject required.
Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Warning Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Parts Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Serial Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..17
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
How t o Ride the Motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Accessories, Loading and Passengers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Maintenance and Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .I09
Foreword - Safety First
FOREWORD - SAFETY FIRST
The Motorcycle Fuel and Exhaust Fumes
-- - - - - --- -- --

This motorcycle is designed for on-


road use only. I t is not suitable for
off-road use.
FLAMMABLE:
Off-road operation could lead t o Always turn off the engine when
loss of control of the motorcycle refuelling.
resulting in an accident causing Do not refuel or open the fuel filler
injury o r loss of life. cap while smoking o r in the vicinity
of any open (naked) flame.
Take care not to spill any gasoline
on the engine, exhaust pipes o r
Thls motorcycle IS not deslgned to mufflers when refuelling.
tow a trader or be fitted with a I f gasoline is swallowed, inhaled o r
allowed t o get into the eyes, seek
t in loss of control immediate medical attention.
Spillage on the skin should be

1 immediately washed off with soap


and water and clothing
contaminated with gasoline should
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immediately be removed.
Thls motorcycle IS des~gnedfor use
Burns and other serious skin
as a two-wheeled vehlcle capable
conditions may result from contact
of carrying a rlder on h~s/herown,
with gasoline.
o r a rlder and one passenger -
(subject to a passenger seat belng
fitted).

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The total w e ~ g h tof the rider, and
any passenger, accessorles and Never start your engine or let i t
luggage must not exceed the run for any length of time in a
maxlmum load llmit of 430 1b closed area. The exhaust fumes
(195 kg). are poisonous and may cause loss
of consciousness and death within
a short time. Always operate your
motorcycle in the open-air or i n an
area with adequate ventilation.
Foreword - Safety First
Safety Helmet and
Clothing

wear a motorcycle safety helmet,


Failure to wear a crash helmet eye protection, gloves, trousers
increases the risk of serious injury (close fitting around the knee and
or death in an accident. A crash ankle) and a brightly colored
helmet is one o f the most jacket. Brightly colored clothing
important pieces of riding gear as will considerably increase a rider's
it offers protection against head (or passenger's) visibility t o other
injuries. You and your passenger's operators of road vehicles.
crash helmet should be carefully Although full protection is not
chosen and should f i t you or your possible, wearing correct
passenger's head comfortably and
securely. A brightly colored helmet
will increase a rider's (or
passenger's) visibility t o other
operators o f road vehicles.
An open face helmet offers some
protection in an accident though a
full face helmet will offer more.
When choosing a helmet, always
look for a DOT (Department of
Transport) sticker indicating that
the helmet has DOT approval. Do
n o t buy a helmet without DOT
approval.
Always wear a visor or approved
goggles t o help vision and t o
protect your eyes.
Foreword - Safety First
Parking Parts and Accessories

Always turn off the engine an


ed parts, accessories
'ons for any Triumph
re those which carry
the risk of use of the motorc ph approval and are
by unauthorized or untrai
persons is reduced.
When parking the motorcycle iumph does not accept any
iability whatsoever for defects
aused by the fitting of non-
pproved parts, accessories or
onversions or the fitting o f any
pproved parts, accessories or
onversions by non-approved

n particular, it is extremely
azardous t o fit o r replace parts or
essories whose fitting requires
dismantling of, or addition to,
er the electrical or fuel systems
any such modification could
se a safety hazard.
e fitting of any non-approved
arts, accessories or conversions

cle operation that may


an accident causing injury
Foreword - Safety First
Maintenance/
Equipment
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Ensure all equipment that IS


requ~redby law is Installed and
functioning correctly. The removal
onsult your authorized Triumph or alteration of the motorcycle's
ealer whenever there is doubt as lights, mufflers, emission o r noise
o the correct or safe operation of control systems can violate the
s Triumph motorcycle. law. Incorrect or improper
member that continued modification may adversely affect
eration of an incorrectly the handling, stability or other
rforming motorcycle may aspect of the motorcycle
ggravate a fault and may als operation, which may result i n an
accident causing injury or death.

acc~dent, c o l l ~ s ~ oor
n fall, ~t must
aximum limit (when the bank be taken t o an authorized Triumph
le indicator is worn t o a
m u m of 0.19 in (5 mm) in cause damage to
th) will allow t h e motorcycle t o
banked t o an unsafe angle. may cause a
erefore, always replace the bank a t may result in
ngle indicator pegs when they are
worn t o 0.19 in (5 mm) in length.
Banking t o an unsafe angle may
cause instability, loss of
Foreword - Safety First
Riding
Aw a r n i r
T h ~ sTrlumph motorcycle should be
operated w ~ t h i n the legal speed
Never ride the motorcycle when
l ~ m ~ t for
s the particular road
fatigued o r under the influence of
travelled. Operating a motorcycle
alcohol or other drugs.
a t h ~ g hspeeds can be potentially
Riding when under the influence of
dangerous since the time available
alcohol or other drugs is illegal.
t o react t o given traffic situations
Riding when fatigued o r under the
is greatly reduced as road speed
influence of alcohol or other drugs
increases. Always reduce speed in
reduces the rider's ability to
potentially hazardous driving
maintain control of motorcycle and
conditions such as bad weather or
heavy traffic.
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operate the motorcycle. Operation


of the motorcycle without a licence
is illegal and could lead to
external forces whlch may cause
prosecution. I n addition, operation
an accident. These forces include
without a licence is dangerous and
but are not limited to:
may lead t o loss of motorcycle
Wind draft from passing
control and an accident.
Uneven or holed road

Bad weather.
Rider error.
the protective equipment
mentioned elsewhere in this
. Remember, in an
, a motorcycle does not ughly famlliar with
same impact protection as and operating
Foreword - Safety First

A weave is a relatively slow


'MOTORCYCLE SAFEW', 'YOU AN oscillation of the rear o f the
YOUR MOTORCYCLE, RIDING TIP motorcycle, while a wobble is a
and also read and become familia rapid, possibly strong shaking of
the contents of the handlebar. These are related
RCYCLE HANDBOOK for y but distinct stability problems
usually caused by excessive
weight in the wrong place, o r by a
mechanical problem such as worn
or loose bearings o r under-inflated
or unevenly worn tires.
Your solution t o both situations is
the same. Keep a firm hold on the
handlebars without locking arms
or fighting the steering. Smoothly
ease off the throttle t o slow
gradually. Do not apply t h e brakes,
and do not accelerate t o t r y t o stop
the wobble or weave. I n some
cases, it helps t o shift your body
weight forward by leaning over the

opyright @ 2005 Motorcycle


Foreword - Safety First
Handlebars and
Footrests

motorcycle components and will


otorcycle will be adversely also reduce the risk of injury from
ffected if the rider removes his
Warning Labels

WARNING LABELS
The labels detailed on this and t h e following pages draw your attention t o
important safety information in this handbook. Before riding, ensure that all
riders have understood and complied with all the information to which these
labels relate.

Warning La be1 Locations

Windshield Breaking-In Coolant


(page 84) (page 44) (page 71)

Gear Position
Warning Labels

Warning Label Locations (continued)


Parts Identification

PARTS IDENTIFICATION

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1 Front turn signal 8 Gear-change pedal
2 Headlight 9 Front brake disc
3 Rear lamp 10 Front brake caliper
4 Radiator/coolant pressure cap 11 Fuel tank
5 Oil cooler/heat exchanger 12 Fuel filler cap
6 Drive chain 13 Seat lock
7 Side stand 14 Coolant expansion tank
Parts Identification

16 Tool kit 22 Clutch cable


17 Rear brake disc 23 Front fork
18 Rear brake caliper 24 Rear brake pedal
19 Rear brake fluid reservoir 25 Dipstick
20 Rear suspension unit 26 Muffler
Parts Identification

1 Clutch lever 8 Front brake lever


2 Passing button 9 Engine stop switch
3 Headlight dipswitch 10 Starter button
4 Horn button 11 Tachometer
5 Turn Signal switch 12 Speedometer
6 Ignition switch 13 Warning lights
7 Front brake fluid reservoir 14 Trip computer display
Serial Numbers

SERIAL NUMBERS

Vehicle Identification Engine Serial Number


Number (V.I.N.)

( 1 1 Engine serial number


1 V.1.N number The engine serial number is stamped
The Vehicle Identification Number 0" the engine cmnkcase,
(v.1.~) is stamped into the steering immediately above the clutch cover.
head area of the frame. I n addition,
it is displayed on a label which is also
adjacent to the steering head.
Serial Numbers

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General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION
Table of Contents
Instrument Panel Layout ................................................................ 20
Speedometer and Odometer ........................................................... 2 1
Tachometer .................................................................................. 2 1
Odometerflrip Meter .....................................................................2 1
Clockflrip Computer ...................................................................... 22
Lap Timer .................................................................................... 24
Gear Change Lights ....................................................................... 28
Gear Position Display .................................................................... 32
Coolant Temperature Gauge ...........................................................33
Warning Lights ............................................................................. 34
Ignition Key ................................................................................. 36
Ignition Switch/Steering Lock .........................................................36
Brake Lever Adjuster ..................................................................... 37
Right Handlebar Switches ..............................................................38
Left Handlebar Switches ................................................................39
Fuel Requirement/Refuelling ........................................................... 40
Fuel Tank Cap ...............................................................................42
Filling the Fuel Tank ......................................................................
42
Tool Kit and Handbook ...................................................................
43
Stand ..........................................................................................43
Seat Lock .................................................................................... 44
Breaking-In ..................................................................................45
Safe Operation .............................................................................46
General Information

Instrument Panel Layout


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Tachometer Engine management
Tachometer 'red zone' malfunction indicator light
Speedometer Low fuel level indicator light
Odometer/trip meters Neutral indicator light
Clock/trip computer display High beam indicator light
Scroll/set/trip buttons Turn signal light
Coolant temperature display Gear change lights
Low oil pressure warning light Alarm status indicator light
(alarm is an accessory fit)
High coolant temperature
warning light Gear position indicator
General Information

Speedometer and Odometer/Trip Meter


Odometer
The digital speedometer indicates
the road speed of the motorcycle.
The read-out displays the motorcycle
road speed in increments of one
kilometre (or mile) per hour.
I n the speedometer face is the
electronic odometer and two trip
meters. For details of the operation
of the odometer and trip meters,
please refer to the following pages.

Tachometer
The tachometer shows the engine
speed in revolutions per minute - 1 Odometer/trip meter display
rpm (r/min). On the right side of the 2 Set button
tachometer face is the 'red zone'. 3 Trip button
Engine rpm (r/min) in the red zone
4 Trip meter 1 display
is above maximum recommended
engine speed and is also above the 5 Trip meter 2 display
range for best performance. The odometer shows the total
distance that the motorcycle has
travelled.
The odometer and two trip meters
are located in the same display
Never allow engine RPM to enter
frame as the speedometer. Either
the 'red zone' as severe engine
trip meter shows the distance that
the motorcycle has travelled since
the meter on display was last reset
to zero.
General Information

Clock/Trip Computer

odometer and trip meter display


modes or reset t h e trip meter with
the motorcycle in motion as this
may lead t o loss of motorcycle

Use the ' T r i ~ ' button t o switch


between the odometer and trip
meter display modes. Press the 'Trip'
button repeatedly until the desired
display is visible. The display will
Scroll through in t h e order:
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Odometer 1 Clock/trip computer display
Trip meter 1
Trip meter 2 2 Scroll button
To reset either of the trip meters, The clock and trip computer
select and display the trip meter t o information appear on the same
be zeroed then press the 'Trip' and display.
'Set' buttons together for 2 seconds. The trip computer provides an
After 2 seconds, the trip meter on indication of fuel consumption,
display will reset to zero. speed, lap time, time and distance,
all recorded and calculated since the
last reset.
Each display provides t h e following
information:

Instantaneous Fuel Consumption


An indication of the fuel consumption
a t an instant in time.

Average Fuel Consumption


An indication of the average fuel
consumption, calculated from when
the trip computer was last reset.
After a reset the display will show
dashes until 0.1 miles/km has been
covered.
Genera I Information

Journey Distance Maximum Speed


The total distance travelled, since Journey Distance
the last reset. Journey Time
Average Fuel Consumption
Journey Time Instantaneous Fuel
The total time elapsed, since the last Consumption.
reset.
Clock Adjustment
Average Speed
The average speed is calculated from
when the trip computer was last
reset. After a reset the display will
show dashes until 1 mile/km has
been covered.

Maximum Speed
The maximum speed achieved since
the last reset is displayed.

Lap Timer

Provides information on lap time,


maximum speed, average speed, I I
and distance travelled for up t o 99 1 Clock display
laps. 2 Hours read-out
3 Minutes read-out
Trip Computer Operation 4 Scroll button
Display Section 5 Set button
When the ignition is switched on the To reset the clock, select the clock
clock display is shown. To access the display and press both 'Scroll' and
'Set' buttons together. After a short
trip computer information press the
time, the clock's hour display will
'Scroll' button.
start t o flash.
Press the 'Scroll' button repeatedly
until the desired display is visible. To reset the hour display, ensure
The trip display will scroll through in t h a t the hour display is still flashing
the order: then depress the 'Scroll' button t o
change the setting. Each individual
Clock press will change the setting by one
Lap Timer digit.
Average Speed
General Information

When the correct hour display is Lap Timer


shown, press the 'Set' button. The
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minutes display will begin t o flash.
The minutes display is adjusted in
the same way as for the hours.
Once both hours and minutes are
correctly set, press the 'Set' button
t o confirm the setting. The display
will cease t o flash.

Trip Computer Reset

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1 Lap timer display

The lap timer will provide the


following information: Lap time,
number of laps, maximum speed,
average speed and distance
travelled. Each display provides the
following information:

Lap Time
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1 Trip computer display The elapsed time o f the lap (the lap
2 Scroll button number will be displayed i n the
speedometer display position).
3 Set button
Information is recorded for each lap
To reset the trip computer only, since the last reset.
select one o f t h e trip computer The lap timer will record up
displays, press the 'Scroll' and 'Set' to 99 minutes, 59 seconds
buttons simultaneously for 2 and 9 tenths of a second.
seconds. After 2 seconds, the trip After this time, the display
computer, not t h e clock, will reset. will reset to zero.

Number of Laps

The number of recorded laps since


the last reset is displayed. Up t o a
General Information

maximum of 99 laps can be stored Data Recording Mode


by the lap timer.

Maximum Speed
The maximum speed achieved per
lap (the lap number will be displayed
in the speedometer display position)
or the maximum speed achieved
during all recorded laps.

Average Speed
The average speed per lap (the lap
number will be displayed in the
speedometer display position) or the
average speed during all recorded
laps. I I
1 Lap time display (during a lap)
Distance Travelled 2 Stop watch icon
The distance travelled per lap (the 3 Scroll button
lap number will be displayed in the
speedometer display position) or the After pressing the 'Scroll' button t o
distance travelled for all recorded select the lap timer, the word 'LAP'
laps. will appear in the clock display.
The lap timer has two modes; Data Pressing the starter button (with the
Recording Mode and Data Retrieval engine running only) will start the
lap timer. The display will show the
Mode.
lap time in minutes, seconds and
tenths of a second, and the stop
watch icon will flash.
At the end of the lap, pressing the
starter button again will register the
start of a new lap. The display will
show the last lap time for 15
seconds. After this time, the display
will show the current lap number for
5 seconds before returning to the
time for the current lap.
General Information

N e w lap recording Data Retrieval Mode

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1 Starter button 1 Lap time
2 Lap number
Each new lap is recorded by a brief
3 Set button
press of the starter button (with the
engine running only). Whilst in the 4 Trip button
data recording mode, pressing the
Accessing the Data Retrieval
starter button for 2 seconds will
Mode
return the display to the lap timer.
From the lap timer display, press the
The Data Retrieval Mode can be
'Set' button to enter the Data
accessed in one of two ways:
Retrieval Mode.
With the ignition in the 'ON'
position, from the lap timer
display, press the 'Set' button.
From the Data Recording Mode,
with the engine running and the
motorcycle stationary, press the
starter button for 2 seconds.
This will return the display to
the 'LAP' display. From here
press the 'Set' button.

The Data Retrieval Mode cannot be


accessed whilst the motorcycle is in
motion.
General Information

Data Retrieval Mode The lap timer display will scroll


through in the order:
When the Data Retrieval Mode is Lap time
accessed, the lap time for the first a Maximum speed (per lap or
lap will be displayed. The lap number maximum speed achieved)
will be displayed in the speedometer a Average speed (per lap o r total
. display position. The stop watch Icon of all laps)
will no longer flash. a Distance travelled (per lap or
total of all laps)

I 1 Data Retrieval Mode (lap time I I


shown) 1 Data Retrieval Mode (maximum
2 Lap number speed shown)
3 Scroll button 2 Lap number
4 Trip button 3 Scroll button
Press the 'Trip' button repeatedly 4 Trip button
until the desired lap (up to a
maximum of 99 laps) is displayed. The speed and distance will be
displayed in kilometers or miles,
Press the 'Scroll' button repeatedly according to the units displayed by
until the desired data is visible for the speedometer.
the lap number displayed.
After the last lap is displayed, the
total time for all laps, from the last
reset will be displayed.
The letters 'Ltt' will appear in the
speedometer display.
General Information

pressing the 'Scroll' button Gear Change Lights


repeatedly will display the following:
Total time for all laps
Maximum speed achieved
Average speed of all laps
Total distance travelled

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1 Gear change lights
2 Display screen
3 Scroll button

1 Data Retrieval Mode - total time


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5
Set button
Trip button
display
2 Lap timer 'total time' indication The gear change lights provide a
3 'Scroll' button visual indication of when t o change
gear. The set change-up speed a t
Lap Timer Reset which the lights operate can be
To reset the lap timer, press t h e adjusted for rider preference. The
'Scroll' and 'Set' buttons gear change lights are all colored
simultaneously for 2 seconds. After 2 blue.
seconds, the lap timer will reset.
Gear Change Light Modes
This will delete the stored data for all
stored laps. The gear change lights have four
To exit t h e Data Retrieval Mode, programmable operating modes as
described below:
press t h e 'Set' button.
SCALE mode: The lights will
illuminate in sequence 3,000
rpm before the set change-up
speed in the following order:
Maintenance and Adjustment General Information

Front Suspension The suspension movement will Adjusting Gear Change light
be affected by adjustment LED RPM Modes
Front Fork Inspection settings. 3,000 rprn before
1 s t LED To adjust the gear change light
set change-up modes, turn the ignition to the 'ON'
Examine each fork for any sign of
speed position.
damage, scratching of the slider
surface, or for oil leaks. 2nd LED 2,250 rprn before Press the 'Trip' and 'Scroll' buttons
Riding the motorcycle wit set change-up simultaneously for 4 seconds, after 4
I f any damage or leakage is found defective or damaged suspensio
consult an authorized Triumph speed seconds the current mode will be
dealer. 1,500 rprn before displayed.
3rd LED
To check that the forks operate set change-up
smoothly: speed
Position the motorcycle on level 4th LED 750 rpm before
ground. set change-up
While holding the handlebars
speed
and applying t h e front brake,

5th 6th and 7th At set change-up


pump the forks up and down

LEDs speed
several times.

I f roughness or excessive The gear change lights will go


stiffness is detected, consult out in the reverse of the order
your authorized Triumph dealer. in which they illuminate.
3 LED mode: The three middle
lights illuminate when the set
limit is reached, and remain
illuminated until the engine Gear change lights
speed drops below the set limit.
7 LED mode: All seven lights screen (3 LED mode
illuminate when the set limit is shown)
reached, and remain 3 Scroll button
illuminated until the engine 4 Set button
speed drops below the set limit. 5 Trip button
OFF mode: The gear change
lights can be set to OFF.

The gear change lights will not


operate below 4,000 rprn to avoid
the lights operating at idle, and will
not operate above 14,000 rpm.
General Information

I f the 'OFF' mode is selected a t this


The corresponding lights for the point, the instruments will return t o
current mode will be illuminated and their normal mode of operation,
the clock will display the selected otherwise the gear change lights
mode - either 'SCALE', 'LEd 3: 'LEd limits can now be adjusted as
7: o r 'OFF'. I f the 'OFF' mode has described below:
been selected, n o lights will be
illuminated. See 'Gear Change Light
Modes' on page 26.

I I
1 Gear change lights
2 Display screen (OFF mode
I I
shown)
1 Gear change lights
2 Display screen (SCALE mode
Setting Gear Change Light
shown)
Limits
To scroll through t h e four modes
press the 'Set' button. To set the Select the desired gear change light
gear change lights t o the displayed mode as described above. Press the
mode, press the 'Trip' and 'Scroll' 'Trip' and 'Scroll' buttons
buttons simultaneously for 4 simultaneously for 4 seconds. After 4
seconds. seconds, t h e tachometer needle will
move round t o the last set position
and the word 'tAcHo' will appear in
t h e clock display. The corresponding
lights for the current mode will also
remain illuminated.
Maintenance and Adjustment General Information

Steering/Wheel Inspecting the Steering


Bearings (headstock) Bearings for
Free-Play
I

To prevent risk of injury from the


motorcycle falling during the
inspection, ensure that the
motorcycle is stabilised and
secured on a suitable support. Do
not exert extreme force against
each wheel or rock each wheel
vigorously as this may cause the L I I I
motorcycle to become unstable 1 Gear change lights 1 Gear change lights
and cause injury b y falling from its 2 Display screen 2 Display screen
support.
3 Scroll button 3 Scroll button
Ensure that the position of the I I
support block will not cause Inspecting the steering for free-play 4 Set button 4 Set button
damage to the sump. Position the motorcycle on level 5 Trip button 5 Trip button
ground, in an upright position. Pressing the 'Set' button at this point To change the setting in increments
Steering Inspection Raise the front wheel above the will return the instruments to their of 1,000 rprn, press the 'Scroll'
Lubricate and inspect the condition ground and support the motorcycle. normal mode of operation, without button again. Each individual press
of the steering (headstock) bearings Standing at the front of the adjusting the gear change lights will then increase the setting in
in accordance with scheduled motorcycle, hold the lower end of limits. increments of 1,000 rpm, up to a
maintenance requirements. the front forks and try to move them To change the setting, press the limit of 14,000 rpm. As the limit
forward and backward. 'Scroll' button. The clock display will cannot exceed 14,00Orpm, when
NOTE now show 'A1000'. 14,000 rpm is reached the limit will
I f any free-play can be detected in
Always inspect the wheel return to 4,000 rpm.
the steering (headstock) bearings,
bearings at the same time ask your authorized Triumph dealer When the correct setting is shown
as the steering bearings. to inspect and rectify any faults press the 'set' button to confirm. The
before riding. clock display will now show 'A100'.
General Information

Gear Position Display

I I
1 Gear change lights
2 Display screen
position shown)
3 Scroll button
The gear position display indicates
4 Set button
the gear position. When the
5 Trip button transmission is in neutral (no gear
The setting can now be changed in selected), the display will show 'n:
increments of 100 rpm, again up t o
a limit of 14,000 rpm.
Each individual press of the 'Scroll'
button will increase the setting in
increments of 100 rpm, up to a limit
of 14,000 rpm. As the limit cannot
exceed 14,000, when 14,000 rpm is
reached the limit will return t o 4,000
rpm.
When the correct setting is shown,
pressing the 'set' button will confirm
the setting.
When the gear change lights settings
are exited in any mode except 'OFF',
the tachometer needle will quickly
sweep from zero t o maximum and shown)
then return t o zero, and the gear
When the transmission is in gear the
change lights will illuminate
relevant gear number '1' to '6' will
according t o their s e t mode.
be displayed.
32
General Information

Coolant Temperature I f the coolant temperature increases


further, all 10 bars of the display will
Gauge flash. The high temperature warning
light in the tachometer will remain
illuminated.

Do not continue to run the engine


if either of the high temperature
warnings are displayed as severe

I I
1 Coolant temperature gauge

The coolant temperature gauge


indicates the temperature of the
engine coolant.
When t h e ignition is switched on, all
10 bars o f the display will be shown.
When the engine is started from cold
the display will show 1 bar. As the
temperature increases more bars
will be shown in the display. When
the engine is started from hot the
display will show the relevant
number of bars, dependant on
engine temperature.
The normal temperature range is
between 3 and 6 bars.
I f the coolant temperature becomes
too high the display will show 9 bars
and will start to flash. The high
coolant temperature warning light i n
the tachometer will also be
illuminated.
General Information

Warning Lights Low Oil Pressure Warning


Light
Turn Signals With the engine
When the turn signal running, if the engine
switch is turned t o left oil pressure becomes 9 9 4
o r right, the turn signal 4C3 dangerously low, the
light will flash on and low oil pressure warning
off a t the same speed light in the tachometer will
as the turn signals. illuminate.

High Beam
When the ignition is
A caution
switched on and the
headlight dip switch is
set t o 'high beam', the
=o
=
Stop the engine immediately if the
low oil pressure warning light
illuminates. Do not restart the
high beam warning light engine until the fault has been
will illuminate. rectified.
Severe engine damage will result
Low Fuel from running the engine when the
low oil pressure warning light is
The low fuel indicator
illuminated.
will illuminate when
there are approximately The low oil pressure warning light in
3.0 litres of fuel the tachometer will illuminate if the
remaining in the tank. ignition is switched on without
running the engine.
Neutral
The neutral warning High Coolant Temperature
Warning Light
light indicates when the
transmission
neutral (no
is
gear
in N With the engine
running, i f the engine
selected). The warning coolant temperature
light will illuminate when the becomes dangerously
transmission is in neutral with the high, the high coolant
ignition switch in t h e 'ON' position. temperature warning light in the
tachometer will illuminate.
General Information

fault is not so severe that the engine

A Caution will not run.

Stop the engine immediately if the


high coolant temperature warning I))r Warning
light illuminates. Do not restart the Reduce speed and do not continue
engine until the fault has been to ride for longer than is necessary
rectified. with the malfunction indicator light
Severe engine damage will result illuminated. The fault may
from running the engine when the adverse1y affect engine
high coolant temperature warning performance, exhaust emissions
light is illuminated. and fuel consumption. Reduced
engine performance could cause a
The high coolant temperature dangerous riding condition,
warning light in the tachometer will leading to loss of control and an
illuminate if the ignition is switched accident. Contact an authorized
on without running the engine. Triumph dealer as soon as possible
to have the fault checked and
Engine Management System rectified.
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Malfunction Indicator Light
NOTE
The malfunction I f the malfunction indicator
indicator light for the light flashes when the
engine management ignition is switched on
system illuminates contact an authorized
when the ignition is Triumph dealer as soon as
switched on (to indicate that i t is possible to have the
working), but should not become situation rectified. I n these
illuminated when the engine is circumstances the engine
running. will not start.
I f the malfunction indicator light
becomes illuminated when the Alarm Indicator Light
engine is running, this indicates that
The alarm light will
a fault has occurred in one or more
illuminate when the
of the systems controlled by the
conditions described in
engine management system. I n such
circumstances, the engine the accessory alarm
instructions are met.
management system will switch to
'limp-home' mode so that the The light does not function unless an
journey may be completed, if the alarm is fitted.
General Information

Ignition Key Ignition Switch/


Steering Lock

I I
1 Key number t a g
I n addition t o operating the steering
c1 Ignition switch/steering lock
lock/ignition switch, the ignition key 2 Off position
is required t o operate the seat lock 3 On position
and fuel tank cap.
4 Lock position
When the motorcycle is delivered
5 Park position
from the factory, two keys are
supplied together with a small tag
bearing the key number. Make a Ignition Switch Positions
note of the key number and store This is a four position, key operated
the spare key and key number tag in switch. The key can be removed
a safe place away from the from the switch only when it is in the
motorcycle. OFF, LOCK or P (PARK) position.
Your authorized Triumph dealer can TO LOCK: Turn t h e key t o the 'OFF'
supply a replacement key cut from position, push and fully release the
details of the key number or can cut key, then rotate it t o the 'LOCK'
a new key using t h e original as a position.
master. 'PARKING': Turn t h e key f r o m t h e
'LOCK' position t o t h e ' P' position.
The steering will remain locked.

the motorcycle as this will reduce


all asDects of securitv.
General Information

NOTE Brake Lever Adjuster


Do not leave the steering
lock in the 'P' position for
long periods of time as this
will cause the battery to
discharge.

ny unauthorized use of the


I
1 Lever
s and may also cause 2 Adjuster wheel
3 Triangular mark
An adjuster is fitted t o the front
, Warning brake lever. The adjuster allows the
distance from the handlebar t o the
. ., .,
n tne Key In tne 'LULK' o lever to be changed to one of six
'tion the steering will bec positions, t o suit the span of the
operator's hands.
er turn the key t o the 'LOCK' o r To adjust the lever, push the lever
positions while the motorcycle forward and turn the adjuster wheel
s moving as this will cause the to align one of the numbered
teering t o lock. Locked steering positions with the triangular mark on
ill cause loss of motorcycle the lever holder.
The distance from the handlebar grip
to the released lever is shortest
when set t o number six and longest
when set t o number one.
General Information

engine stop switch must be in the

&w
b
'RUN' position for the motorcycle t o
operate.
Do not attempt to adjust the lever The engine stop switch is for
with the motorcycle ~n motion as emergency use. I f an emergency
this may lead t o loss of motorcycle arises which requires the engine t o
control and an accident. be stopped, move the engine stop
After adjusting t h e lever, operate switch to the stop position.
the motorcycle i n an area free
from traffic t o gain familiarity with NOTE
the new lever setting. Do not loan Although the engine stop
your motorcycle t o anyone as they switch stops the engine, it
may change the lever setting from does not turn off all the
the one you are familiar with electrical circuits and may
causing loss of control o r an cause difficulty in restarting
accident. the engine due to a
discharged battery.
Ordinarily, only the ignition
Right Handlebar switch should be used t o
Switches stop the engine.

A Caution
Do not leave the ignition switch in
the 'ON' position unless the engine
is running as this may cause
damage to electrical components
and will discharge the battery.

Starter Button
The starter button operates the
electric starter. For the starter t o
operate, the clutch lever must be
pulled to the handlebar.
I I
1 Engine stop switch
NOTE
2 Starter button Even i f the clutch lever i s
pulled to the handlebar, the
Engine Stop Switch starter will not operate if
I n addition t o the ignition switch the side stand is down and a
being turned t o t h e 'ON' position, the gear is engaged.
General Information

With the engine running, the starter NOTE


button functions as the lap timer A lighting ON/OFF s w i t c h i s
'trigger' button. Momentarily n o t f i t t e d to t h i s model. T h e
pressing the starter button will start headlight, r e a r l i g h t a n d
t h e lap timer recording the next lap. licence plate light all
function automatically w h e n
t h e ignition i s turned t o t h e
Left Handlebar ON position.
Switches
Turn Signal Switch
When the t u r n signal switch is
pushed t o t h e left or right and
released, the corresponding
direction turn signals will flash o n
and off. To t u r n off the turn signals,
push and release the switch.

Horn Button
When the horn button is pushed,
with the ignition switch turned to the
'ON' position, the horn will sound.

I I Pass Button
1 Headlight dipswitch
When the pass button is pressed the
2 Turn signal switch headlight main beam will be
3 Horn button switched on. I t will remain on as
4 Pass button long as the button is held in and will
turn off as soon as the button is
Headlight Dip Switch released.
High o r low beam can be selected
with the headlight dip switch. To
select high beam, push the switch
forward. To select low beam, push
t h e switch rearwards. When the high
beam is turned on, the high beam
indicator light will illuminate.
General Information

Fuel Requirement/ Oxygenated Gasoline


Refuelling To help in meeting clean air
standards, some areas o f the U.S.
Fuel Grade use oxygenated gasoline t o help
reduce harmful emissions. These
This gasolines are a blend o f conventional
Triumph gasoline and another compound
motorcycle such as alcohol. This Triumph
- is designed
t o run on
motorcycle will give its best
performance when using unleaded
unleaded gasoline with a CLC or A K I gasoline. However, the following
octane rating (R+M)/2 o f 89 o r should be used as a guide if you use
higher. Federal regulations require any oxygenated fuels.
that pumps delivering unleaded
gasoline are marked 'UNLEADED' Ethanol
and that the Cost o f Living Council
(CLC) or Anti-Knock Index (AKI) Ethanol fuel is a mixture o f 10%
octane rating is also displayed.
Ethanol and 90% gasoline and is
These ratings are an average of t h e
often described under the names
Research Octane Number (RON) and
'gasohol', Ethanol enhanced', o r
the Motor Octane Number (MON).
'contains Ethanol'. This fuel may be
used in your Triumph motorcycle.

MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl


The use of leaded gasoline is illegal Ether)
some countries, states
territories. Check local regulations The use of gasolines containing up t o
before using leaded gasoline. 15% MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl
Ether) is permitted in this Triumph
motorcycle.
NOTE
I f 'knocking' or 'pinging'
occurs a t a steady engine
speed under normal load,
use a different brand of
gasoline or gasoline which
has a higher octane rating.
General Information

Methanol

A Caution To help reduce hazards associated


with refuelling, always observe the
Fuels containing methanol should
not be used as damage t o following fuel safety instructions:
components in the fuel system can Gasoline (fuel) is highly flammable
be caused by contact with and can be explosive under certain
methanol. conditions. When refuelling, turn
the ignition switch to the 'OFF'

Do not smoke.
L cautic Do not use a mobile telephone.
Make sure the refuelling area is
Because of the generally higher well ventilated and free from any
volatility of oxygenated fuels, source of flame or sparks. This
starting, engine response and fuel includes any appliance with a pilot
consumption may be adversely
affected by their use. Should any Never fill the tank until the fuel
of these difficulties be level rises into the filler neck. Heat
experienced, run the motorcycle from sunlight or other sources may
on normal unleaded gasoline. cause the fuel to expand and
overflow creating a fire hazard.
After refuelling always check that
the fuel filler cap is correctly
closed and locked.
Because gasoline (fuel) is highly
flammable, any fuel leak or
spillage, or any failure t o observe
General Information

Fuel Tank Cap Filling the Fuel Tank


Avoid filling the tank in rainy or
dusty conditions where airborne
material can contaminate the fuel.

Contaminated fuel may cause

components.

Fill the fuel tank slowly to help


prevent spillage. Do not fill the tank
to a level above the bottom of the
cbmml
filler neck. This will ensure there is
1 Fuel tankcap enough air space t o allow for fuel
expansion if the fuel inside the tank
2 Key
expands through absorption of heat
To open the fuel tank cap, lift up the from the engine o r from direct
flap covering the lock itself. Insert sunlight.
the key into the lock and turn the
key clockwise.
To close and lock the cap, push the
cap down into place with the key
inserted, until the lock 'clicks' into
place. Withdraw t h e key and close
the key cover.

Closing the cap w thout the key


inserted will damage the cap, tank
and lock mechanism.

I I
1 Maximum fuel level
2 Fuel filler neck
3 Air space
General Information

Stand
Side Stand

up the spillage immediately an


dispose of the materials use

Take care not t o spill any fuel


the engine, exhaust pipes, tires
any other part of the motorcycle.
Because fuel is highly flammabl
any fuel leak or spillage, or an
failure to observe the safety advic
given above may lead to a fir
hazard, which could cause damag mrng
t o property and injury or death t
1 Side stand
Fuel spilled near to, or onto th The motorcycle is equipped with a
tires will reduce the tire's ability t side stand on which the motorcycle
grip the road. This will give rise t can be parked.
a dangerous riding conditio

After refuelling always check that


the fuel filler cap is correctly closed
and locked.

tand down or interfere with the


Tool Kit and Handbook nterlock mechanism as this will
The tool kit is located beneath the
seats.
The handbook is located beneath the
rear seat. NOTE
When using t h e side stand,
always t u r n t h e handlebars
f u l l y t o t h e l e f t and leave t h e
motorcycle in f i r s t gear.
General Information

Whenever the side stand is used, down at the rear t o engage in the
before riding, always ensure that the seat lock.
stand is fully up after first sitting on
the motorcycle.
For instructions on safe parking,
refer t o the 'How t o Ride the
Motorcycle' section. riding, after fitting a

Seat Lock
Rider's Seat seat could cause loss of motorcyc
control and an accident.

I / I Rear Seat/Seat Cover

1 Seat lock
The seat lock is located on the left
hand side of the battery tray, in line 1 1
with the footrest mounting rail. To 1 Rear seat fixing
remove the seat, insert the ignition
key into the seat lock and turn it To remove the rear seat cover o r
anti-clockwise while pressing down rear seat (where fitted): Remove the
on the rear of the seat. This will fixing located beneath the padding.
release the seat from its lock and This will allow the rear seat/seat
allow it t o be slid rearwards for cover t o be slid forwards for
complete removal from the complete removal from the
motorcycle. motorcycle.
To refit the seat, engage the seat's
tongue under the fuel tank and press
General Information

Brea king-In Both during and after breaking

pF?q
in has been completed:
Breaking-in
Do not over-rev the engine
is the name
when cold.
R.P.M. given to the
Do not let the engine labour.
process that
Always downshift before the
occurs
engine begins to 'struggle'.
during the first hours of a new Do not ride with engine speeds
vehicle's operation. unnecessarily high. Changing
I n particular, internal friction in the up a gear helps reduce fuel
engine will be higher when consumption, reduces noise
components are new. Later on, when and helps to protect the
continued operation of the engine environment.
has ensured that the components
have 'bedded in', this internal
friction will be greatly reduced.
A period of careful breaking in will
ensure lower exhaust emissions, and
will optimise performance, fuel
economy and longevity of the engine
and other motorcycle components.
During the first 500 miles (800
kilometres):
Do not use full throttle.
Avoid high engine speeds at all
times.
Avoid riding at one constant
engine speed, whether fast or
slow, for a long period of time.
Avoid aggressive starts, stops,
and rapid accelerations, except
in an emergency.
Do not ride at speeds greater
than 314 of maximum engine
speed.
From 500 to 1000 miles (800 to
1500 kilometres) :
Engine speed can gradually be
increased to the rev limit for
short periods.
General Information

Safe Operation Check:


Fuel: Adequate supply in tank, no
Daily Safety Checks fuel leaks (page 40).
Check the Engine oil: Correct level on dipstick.
following Add correct specification oil as
items each required. No leaks from the engine
day before o r oil cooler (page 68).
you ride. Drive chain: Correct adjustment
The time (page 78).
required is minimal, and these Tires/Wheels: Correct inflation
checks will help ensure a safe, pressures (when cold). Tread depth/
reliable ride. wear, tirelwheel damage, punctures
I f any irregularities are found during etc. (page 92).
these checks, refer to the Nuts, bolts, fasteners: Visually
Maintenance and Adjustment section check that steering and suspension
or see your authorized Triumph components, axles, and all controls
dealer for the action required to are properly tightened o r fastened.
return the motorcycle t o a safe Inspect all areas for loose/damaged
operating condition. fixings.
Steering Action: Smooth but not
loose from lock t o lock. No binding of
any of t h e control cables (page 86).
Brakes: Pull the brake lever and
push the brake pedal t o check for
correct resistance. Investigate any
leverlpedal where the travel is
excessive before meeting resistance,
or if either control feels spongy in
operation (page 82).
Brake pads: There should be more
than 0.05 i n (1.5 m m ) of friction
material remaining on all the pads
(page 82).
Brake Fluid Levels: No brake fluid
leakage. Brake fluid levels must be
between t h e 'MAX' and 'MIN' marks
on both reservoirs (page 84).
Front Forks: Smooth action. No
leaks from fork seals (page 88).
General Information

Throttle: Throttle grip free-play Electrical equipment: All lights


0.08-0.12 i n (2-3mm). Ensure that and the horn function correctly
the throttle grip returns to the idle (page 36).
position without sticking (page 74). Engine stop: Stop switch turns the
Clutch: Smooth operation and engine off (page 50).
correct cable free-play (page 77). Stands: Returns t o the fully up
Coolant: No coolant leakage. Check position by spring tension. Return
the coolant level in the expansion springs not weak or damaged (page
tank (when the engine is cold) (page 43).
72).
General Information

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How t o Ride the Motorcycle

HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE


Table of Contents
To Stop the Engine ........................................................................ 50
To Start the Engine .......................................................................50
Moving Off ...................................................................................5 1
Changing Gears ............................................................................52
Braking .......................................................................................52
Parking ........................................................................................
55
Considerations for High Speed Operation .........................................56
How t o Ride the Motorcycle

To Stop the Engine

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1 Engine stop switch To Start the Engine
2 Starter button Check that the engine stop switch is
3 Neutral indicator light in the run position.
4 On position Ensure the transmission is in
5 Ignition switch neutral.
Close the throttle completely. Pull the clutch lever fully into the
handlebar.
Select neutral.
Turn the ignition switch on.
Turn the ignition switch off.
Support the motorcycle on a firm, NOTE
level surface with the side stand. When the ignition is
Lock the steering. switched 0% the
tachometer needle will
quickly sweep from zero to
A caution maximum and then return
to zero. The instrument
The engine should normally be warning lights will
stopped by turning the ignition illuminate and will then go
switch to the off position. The off (except those which
engine stop switch is for normally remain on until the
emergency use only. Do not leave
the ignition switched on with the
engine starts - See
"Warning Lights" on page
engine stopped. Electrical damage 34. I t is not necessary to
may result. wait for the needle to return
How to Ride t h e Motorcycle

to zero before starting the


engine.
I n very cold conditions, part A caution
open the throttle to aid cold The low oil pressure warning light
starting. Return it to the should go out shortly after the
closed position once the engine starts.
engine has started. I f the low oil pressure warning
light stays on after starting the
engine, stop the engine
immediately and investigate the
cause. Running the engine with
low oil pressure will cause severe
engine damage.

death w i t h ~ n a short p e r ~ o d of The motorcycle is equipped with


starter lockout switches. The
switches prevent the electric
starter from operating when the
transmission is not in neutral
with the sidestand down.

- Cautia
Do not operate the starter
I f the sidestand is extended
whilst the engine is running,
and the transmission is not i n
continuously for more than 5 neutral then the engine will
seconds as the starter motor will stop irrespective of clutch
overheat and the battery will position.
become discharged. Wait 15
seconds between each operation of
the starter t o allow for cooling and Moving Off
recovery of battery power. Pull i n the clutch lever and select
Do not let the engine idle for long first gear. Open the throttle a little
periods as this may lead to and l e t out the clutch lever slowly. As
overheating which will cause the clutch starts t o engage, open the
damage to the engine. throttle a little more, allowing
enough engine speed to avoid
stalling.
How to Ride the Motorcycle

Changing Gears NOTE


The gear change mechanism
is the 'positive stop' type.
This means that, for each
movement of the gear
change pedal, you can only
select each gear, one after
the other, in ascending or
descending order.

Do not change to a lower gear a t


speeds that will cause excessive
engine rpm (rlmin). This can lock
I I the rear wheel causing loss o f
1 Gear change pedal control and an accident. Engine
Close the throttle while pulling damage may also be caused.

I
in the clutch lever. Change into Changing down should be done
the next higher or lower gear.
Open the throttle part way,
while releasing the clutch lever.
Always use the clutch when Braking
changing gear.

- TaKe care to avoid openlng the


throttle too far in any of the lower
gears as this can lead to the front
wheel lifting from the ground
(pulling a 'wheelie') and t o the rear
tire breaking traction (wheel spin).
Always open the throttle
cautiously, particularly i f you are
unfamiliar with the motorcycle, as
a 'wheelie' or loss o f traction will
cause loss of motorcycle control
and an accident.
I1 Front brake lever
How to Ride the Motorcycle

I - A warning
WHEN BRAKING, OBSERVE
- I C~
For emergency braklng, d~sregard
-,

THE FOLLOWING: down changing, and concentrate


Close the throttle completely, on applylng t h e front and rear
leaving the clutch engaged to brakes as hard as possible without
allow the engine t o help slow down skidding. Riders should practice
the motorcycle. emergency braking in a traffic-free
Change down one gear a t a time area.
such that the transmission is in Triumph strongly recommends that
first gear when the motorcycle all riders take a course of
comes t o a complete stop. instruction, which includes advice
When stopping, always apply both on safe brake operation. Incorrect
brakes a t the same time. Normally brake technique could result in
the front brake should be applied a loss of control and a n accident.
little more than the rear.
Change down o r fully disengage
the clutch as necessary t o keep
the engine from stalling.
Never lock the brakes, as this may
cause loss of control of the
motorcycle and an accident.

I I
1 Rear brake pedal
How to Ride t h e Motorcycle

intermittently. Continuous brake


ontrol and an accident. application can overheat the
ndependent use of the front o r brakes and reduce their
brakes reduces overall effectiveness.
ing performance. Extreme Riding with your foot on the brake
ing may cause either wheel t o pedal or your hands on the brake
lever may actuate the brake light,
giving a false indication t o other
road users. I t may also overheat
the brake, reducing braking
effectiveness.
Do not coast with t h e engine
switched off, and do not tow the
motorcycle. The transmission is
pressure-lubricated only when the
riding in wet or rainy engine is running. Inadequate
lubrication may cause damage or
seizure of the transmission, which
ill be reduced. All of your actions can lead t o sudden loss of
cle control and a
How t o Ride the Motorcycle

Parking lights are required by law,


leave the tail, licence plate
and position lights on by
I turning the ignition switch
to P (Park).
Do not leave the switch in the 'P'
position for long periods-of-time as
this will discharge the battery.

teeply inclined surface as parking


nder these conditions may cause
rn
he motorcycle to fall over.
ure that the stand is fully
Select neutral and turn the ignition acted before riding off.
switch t o the 'OFF' position. oline is extremely flammable
Lock the steering t o help prevent can be explosive under certain
theft. onditions. I f parking inside a
Always park on a firm, level surface amge o r other structure, be sure
t o prevent the motorcycle from is well ventilated and the
falling. otorcycle is not close t o any
When parking on a hill, always park rce of flame o r sparks. This
facing uphill to prevent the udes any appliance with a pilot
motorcycle from rolling off t h e
stand. Engage first gear t o prevent engine and exhaust system
the motorcycle from moving. be hot after riding. DO NOT
ark where pedestrians and
On a lateral (sideways) incline, hildren are likely to touch the
always park such that the incline
naturally pushes the motorcycle
towards the sidestand.
Do not park on a lateral (sideways)
incline of greater than 6 O and never
park facing downhill.

NOTE
When parking near traffic a t
night, or when parking in a
location where parking
How to Ride the Motorcycle

Considerations for High M Is


Speed Operation I

-1
-
ne nandling character~st~cs or a
-
motorcycle a t high speed may vary
from those you are familiar with a t
legal road speeds. Do n o t attempt
high-speed operation unless you
have received sufficient training
and have the required skills as a
serious accident may result from
incorrect operation.
ngerous since t h e time available -
react to given traffic situations
lIll A

ideration of weather and


- srning
The [terns llsted are extremely
I

important and must never be


neglected. A problem, which may
not be noticed at normal operating
speeds, may be greatly
exaggerated at high speeds.

losed-course on-road competition General


r on closed course racetracks. Ensure the motorcycle has been
-speed operation should only maintained according to the
be attempted by riders who scheduled maintenance chart.
been instructed in the
Steering
Check that the handlebar turns *'
smoothly without excessive free play
o r tight spots. Ensure that t h e
control cables do not restrict t h e .
steering in any way.

Luggage
Make certain that any luggage
containers are closed, locked and
securely fitted t o the motorcycle.
How to Ride the Motorcycle

Brakes grade and type of oil is used when


Check that the front and rear brakes topping-up.
are functioning properly.
Coolant
Tires Check that the coolant level is at the
upper level line in the expansion
High-speed operation is hard on tank. (Always check the level with
tires, and tires that are in good the engine cold).
condition are crucial to riding safely.
Examine their overall condition, Electrical Equipment
inflate t o the correct pressure (when Make certain that the headlight,
the tires are cold), and check the rearlbrake light, turn signals, horn
wheel balance. Securely fit the valve etc., all work properly.
caps after checking tire pressures.
Observe the information given in the
maintenance and specification
Miscellaneous
sections o n tire checking and tire Visually check that all fixings are
safety. tight.

Fuel
Have sufficient fuel for the increased
fuel consumption that will result
from high-speed operation.

A Caution
The exhaust system is fitted with a
catalytic converter to help reduce
exhaust emission levels. The
catalytic converter can be
permanently damaged if the
motorcycle is allowed t o run out of
fuel o r if the fuel level is allowed to
get very low. Always ensure you
have adequate fuel for your
journey.

Engine Oil
Make certain that the engine oil level
is correct. Ensure that the correct
Accessories and Loading

ACCESSORIES AND LOADING


The addition of accessories and carriage of additional weight can affect t h e
motorcycle's handling characteristics causing changes in stability and
necessitating a reduction in speed. The following information has been
prepared as a guide t o the potential hazards of adding accessories t o a
motorcycle and carrying passengers and additional loads.

Do not ~ n s t a l accessortes
l or carry
luggage that impa~rsthe control o f
the motorcycle. Make sure that
Always ensure any loads carried you have not adversely affected
are evenly distributed on both the visibility of any lighting
sides of the motorcycle. Ensure component, road clearance,
hat the load is correctly secured banking capability (i.e. lean
such that it will not move around angle), control operation, wheel
hile the motorcycle is in motion. travel, front fork movement,
visibility in any d~rection, or any
hough not while the other aspect of the motorcycle's
is in motion) and operation.
t the load does not

Never exceed the maximum


ehicle loading weight of 430 LB

m u m loading weight is
from the combined
e rider, passenger, any
fitted and any load
Accessories and Loading

r on closed course racetracks.


circumstances. h-speed operation should only
Speeds in excess of 8 0 mph (130 be attempted by riders who
kmlh) should not be attempted on been instructed in the
an accessory equipped motorcycle iques necessary for high
riding and are familiar with
e motorcycle's characteristics in
The presence of accessories will
cause changes in the stability and igh-speed operation in any other
handling of the motorcycle. ircumstances is dangerous and
Failure to allow for changes in
motorcycle stability may lead t o
loss of control or an accident.
Remember that the 80mph
(130 km/h) absolute limit will be
reduced by the fitting of non-
Accessories and Loading

the operation of the motorcycle. with the changes in motorcycle

passenger footrests and t o firmly s for the


hold onto the seat strap or the
rider's waist o r hips.
The passenger should also be
advised to lean with the rider when
travelling around corners and not
t o lean unless the rider does so.

Weight attached t o the handlebar


or front fork will increase the mass
of the steering assembly and can
result in loss of steering control
leading to an accident.
Accessories and Loading

the footrests provided.


A passenger who is not tall enough must not impair control of the
to reach the footrests will be motorcycle, must be securely
attached and must not extend
beyond the rear or sides of the

Carriage of objects in excess of


11 lb (5 kg) in weight, that are
insecure, impair control or extend
beyond the rear or sides of the

A caution
Do not allow luggage to rest on or
against the upper portion of the
rear bodywork.
Allowing luggage to rest on o r
against the upper portion of the
rear bodywork could close the
airgap between the bodywork and
the exhaust potentially causing the
bodywork t o become damaged by
overheating.
Accessories and Loading

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Maintenance and Adjustment

MAINTENANCE A N D ADJUSTMENT
Table of Contents
Scheduled Maintenance .................................................................64
Engine Oil ....................................................................................68
Cooling System ............................................................................ 72
Throttle Control ............................................................................7 4
Clutch ......................................................................................... 77
Drive Chain ..................................................................................78
Brakes ........................................................................................82
Windshield Cleaning ......................................................................85
Steering/Wheel Bearings ................................................................ 86
Front Suspension .......................................................................... 88
Tires ...........................................................................................92
Battery ........................................................................................9 6
Fuse Box ..................................................................................... 98
Headlights ................................................................................. 100
Rear Light .................................................................................. 103
Turn Signal Lights .......................................................................103
Licence Plate Light ...................................................................... 103
Cleaning .............................................................................104
Maintenance and Adjustment

Scheduled Maintenance Warranty and other service


information, including the service
To maintain the motorcycle in a safe
record, are contained in the booklet
and reliable condition, the l~otorcycle Warranty and Service
maintenance and adjustments Record, USA Models' supplied with
outlined in this section must be
this motorcycle.
carried out as s~ecified in the
schedule of daily checks, and also in
line with the scheduled maintenance
chart. The information that follows
describes the procedures t o follow
when carrying out the daily checks
and some simple maintenance and
adjustment items.
The US Environmental Protection knowledge will be required. Only
Agency and the California Air an authorized Triumph dealer will
Resources Board require that your have this knowledge and
motorcycle comply with exhaust
emission and noise control standards Since incorrect or neglected
during its useful service life. I n order maintenance can lead to a
to prevent possible prosecution dangerous riding condition, always
under state and local ordinances, have an authorized Triumph deale
carry out the maintenance of the carry out the schedule
motorcycle in line with the periodic
maintenance chart using genuine
Triumph parts. Compliance with the
requirements of the periodic
maintenance chart is necessary in
order to keep the emission and noise
control warranties in effect.
Maintenance and Adjustment

malfunction. A

ather, terrain and geographical location affects maintenance. Th


aintenance schedule should be adjusted t o match the particula

e can lead t o a dangerous ridin


Triumph dealer carry out t h
Maintenance and Adjustment
Maintenance and Adjustment

*Evaporative system fitted t o California models only.


Maintenance and Adjustment

Engine Oil
In order
for the

- engine,
transmiss-
ion, and
clutch to function correctly, maintain
the engine oil a t the correct level,
and change the oil and oil filter in
accordance with scheduled
maintenance requirements.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Oil Level Inspection Start the engine and run a t idle for
approximately five minutes.
Stop t h e engine, then wait for at
least three minutes for the oil to
settle.
Remove the dipstick, wipe the blade
clean and screw fully home.

NOTE
An accurate indication of
the level of oil in the engine
is only shown when the
engine is at normal
operating temperature, the
motorcycle is upright (not
-

1 Filler on the side stand) and when


the dipstick has been
2 Dipstick location in crankcase
screwed fully home.
3 Dipstick Do not add oil through the
4 Upper marking dipstick hole in the
5 Lower marking crankcase.

Remove the dipstick.


The oil level is indicated by lines on
the dipstick. When full, the indicated
oil level must be level with the upper
marking on the dipstick.
I f the oil level is below the lower
marking, remove the filler plug and
add oil a little at a time through the
filler plug hole in the clutch cover
until the correct level is reached.
Once the correct level is reached, fit

A caution the dipstick and the filler plug.

Running the engine with insufficient


oil will cause engine damage. I f the
low oil pressure indicator remains
on, stop the engine immediately
and investigate the cause.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Oil and Oil Filter Change Place an oil drain pan beneath the
engine.
) Remove the oil drain plug.

tc. Contact with hot oil may caus

Unscrew and remove the oil filter


using Triumph service tool
I 1 T3880312. Dispose of the old filter in
1 Oil drain plug an environmentally friendly way.
2 Oil filter Apply a thin smear of clean engine
The engine oil and filter must be oil t o the sealing ring of the new oil
replaced in accordance with filter. Fit the oil filter and tighten to
scheduled maintenance 7.3 Ibf ft (10 Nm).
requirements. Refit the oil drain plug and tighten t o
18.4 Ibf ft (25 Nrn).
Fill the engine with a 10W/40 or
15W/50 semi o r fully synthetic
longea o r repeatea contact motorcycle engine oil that meets
engine oil can lead to skin dryn specification API SH (or higher) AND
irritation and dermatitis. JASO MA.
addition, used engine oil contai Start the engine and allow it to idle.
harmful contamination that can
lead t o skin cancer. Always wear
suitable protective clothing and
avoid skin contact with used oil. I

Raising the engine speed above


Warm up the engine thoroughly, and idle, before the oil reaches all
then stop the engine and secure the parts of the engine can cause
motorcycle in an upright position on engine damage or seizure. Only
level ground. raise engine speed after running
Remove the lower fairing. the engine for a few seconds t o
allow the oil to circulate fully.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Disposal of Used Engine Oil


A cz and Oil Filters
To protect the environment, do not
I f the engine oil pressure is too pour oil on the ground, down sewers
low, the low oil pressure warning or drains, or into watercourses. Do
light will illuminate. I f this light not place used oil filters in with
stays on when the engine is general waste. I f i n doubt contact
running, stop the engine your local authority.
immediately and investigate the
cause. Running the engine with Oil Specification and Grade
low oil pressure will cause engine
damage. Triumph high performance fuel
injected engines are designed to use
Ensure that the low oil pressure 10W/40 or 15W/50 semi o r fully
warning light extinguishes shortly synthetic motorcycle engine oil that
after starting. meets specification A P I S H (or
Turn off the ignition, check the oil higher) AND JASO MA.
level using the method previously Do not add any chemical additives t o
described, and top up to between the engine oil. The engine oil also
the minimum and maximum level lubricates the clutch and any
lines on the dipstick. additives could cause the clutch t o
Refit the lower fairing. slip.
Do n o t use mineral, vegetable, non-
detergent oil, castor based oils o r
any oil not conforming t o the
required specification. The use of
these oils may cause instant, severe
engine damage.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Cooling System Coolant Level Inspection


To ensure efficient

before riding the


motorcycle, and top up the coolant if
the level is low.

Corrosion Inhibitors
To protect the cooling system from
corrosion, the use of corrosion
inhibitor chemicals in the coolant is
essential.
I f coolant containing a corrosion
inhibitor is not used, the cooling Expansion tank
system will accumulate rust and
scale i n the water iacket and
radiator. This will block t h e coolant
*
3
Tank cap
MAX mark
passages, and considerably reduce 4 MIN mark
the efficiency of the cooling system.
NOTE
The coolant level should be
A Warning checked when the engine is
cold (at room or ambient
Use coolant mixture conta~ning temperature).
corrosion inhibitors and anti-freeze
suitable for aluminium engines and Position the motorcycle on level
radiators. Always use the anti- ground and in an upright position.
freeze in accordance with the The expansion tank can be viewed
instructions of the manufacturer. from the left hand of the motorcycle,
Coolant mixture that contains anti- between the rear of the lower fairing
freeze and corrosion inhibitors and the frame.
contains toxic chemicals that are
harmful to the human body. Never
swallow anti-freeze o r any of the
motorcycle coolant.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Coolant Level Adjustment Coolant Change


Have the coolant changed by an
authorized Triumph dealer in
accordance with scheduled
maintenance requirements.

Radiator Hoses
Check the radiator hoses for cracks
o r deterioration, and hose clips for
tightness in accordance with
hot, pressurised coolant will cause scheduled maintenance
requirements. Have your authorized
Triumph dealer replace any defective
Allow the engine t o cool.
items.
The expansion tank cap can be
removed from the left hand of the
motorcycle, between the rear of the
A caution
lower fairing and the frame. A year-round type of antifreeze is
Remove the cap from the expansion installed in the cooling system
tank, and add coolant mixture when the motorcycle leaves the
through the filler opening until the factory. I t is coloured blue,
level reaches the 'MAX' mark. Refit contains a 50% solution of
the cap. ethylene glycol, and has a freezing
point of -31°F (-35OC).
NOTE
I f the coolant level is being Check the radiator grille and fins for
checked because the obstructions by insects, leaves or
coolant has overheated, mud. Clean off any obstructions with
also check the level in the a stream of low-pressure water.
radiator and top-up if
necessary.
In an emergency, water
alone can be added to the
cooling system. However,
the coolant must be
returned to the correct
mixture ratio as soon as
possible.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Throttle Control
- A Caution
Using high-pressure water sprays,
I I

such as from a car wash facility o r


household pressure washer, can
damage the radiator fins, cause
leaks and impair the radiator's
efficiency.
Do not obstruct or deflect airflow
through the radiator by installing
unauthorized accessories, either in
front of the radiator o r behind the
cooling fan. Interference with the
radiator airflow can cause
overheating, potentially resulting I I
in engine damage. 1 Throttle grip
2 Correct setting 0.08-0.12 in (2-
3 mrn)
Maintenance and Adjustment

I f there is an incorrect amount of


free-play, Triumph recommends that
you have adjustments made by your
authorized Triumph dealer. However,
in an emergency, throttle
throttle system checked by an adjustment may be made as follows:
authorized Triumph dealer if any .
!." ..
changes are detected. Changes
can be due t o wear in the A Warning
mechanism, which could lead t o a Use of the motorcycle with
sticking throttle. incorrectly adjusted, incorrectly
An incorrectly adjusted, sticking or routed, sticking or damaged
stuck throttle will lead t o loss o f throttle cables will interfere with
motorcycle control and an the throttle function resulting in
loss of motorcycle control and an
accident.
Inspection To avoid incorrect adjustment,
Check that the throttle opens incorrect routing, or continued use
smoothly, without undue force and of a sticking or damaged throttle,
that it closes without sticking. Have always have your throttle checked
your authorized Triumph dealer and adjusted by your authorized
check the throttle system if a Triumph dealer.
problem is detected or any doubt
exists.
Check that there is 0.08-0.12 i n (2-
3 mm) of throttle grip free-play
when lightly turning the throttle grip
back and forth.
Maintenance and Adjustment

1 I
1 Opening cable adjuster rnm) of play using the adjuster near
2 Closing cable adjuster the throttle grip end of the cable.
3 Closing cable - free play Tighten the adjuster locknut.
measurement point With the throttle fully closed, ensure
4 Throttle grip that there is 0.08-0.12 in (2-3 rnm)
of free play in the 'closing' cable a t
5 Opening cable - free play the throttle cam attached to the
measurement point throttle bodies. I f necessary, adjust
Disconnect the battery, negative at the throttle body end in the same
(black) lead first. way as the 'opening' cable, until
Remove the fuel tank. 0.08-0.12 in (2-3 mm) of play is
present.
Remove the airbox.
Tighten the adjuster locknuts.
Release the locknuts on the
'opening' cable adjusters.
Rotate the 'opening' cable adjuster
at the throttle grip end such that it
has an equal amount of adjustment
in each direction.
Rotate the 'opening' cable adjuster
at the throttle body end of the cable
to give 0.08-0.12 in (2-3 mm) of n incorrectly adjusted, sticking or
play a t the throttle grip. Tighten the tuck throttle can lead to loss of
locknut. cle control and an
Make any minor adjustments as
necessary t o give 0.08-0.12 in (2-3 Refit the airbox.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Refit the fuel tank. Conversely, if the clutch lever has


Reconnect the battery, positive (red) insufficient free-play the clutch may
lead first. not engage fully, causing the clutch
to slip, which will reduce
Refit the seat.
performance and cause premature
Check that the throttle opens clutch wear.
smoothly, without undue force and
that it closes without sticking. Clutch lever free-play must be
checked in accordance with
Ride carefully to your nearest scheduled maintenance
authorized Triumph dealer and have requirements.
him check the throttle system
thoroughly before riding again.
Inspection
Check that there is 0.08-0.12 in (2-
Clutch 3 mm) clutch lever free-play at the
lever.
I f there is an incorrect amount of
free-play, adjustments must be
made.

Adjustment
Loosen the knurled locknut at the
lever end of the clutch cable and
turn the adjuster sleeve until the
correct amount of clutch lever free-
play is achieved.
Tighten the knurled locknut against
the clutch lever assembly.
I \ I I f correct adjustment cannot be
1 Clutch lever made using the lever adjuster, use
2 0.08-0.12 in (2-3 rnm) the cable adjuster a t t h e lower end
of the cable.
The motorcycle is equipped with a
cable-operated clutch. Loosen the adjuster locknut.
I f the clutch lever has excessive Turn the outer cable adjuster to give
free-play, the clutch may not 0.08-0.12 in (2-3 mm) of free-play
disengage fully. This will cause at the clutch lever.
difficulty in changing gear and Tighten the locknut.
selecting neutral. This may cause
the engine t o stall and make the
motorcycle difficult to control.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Drive Chain Chain Lubrication


For safety Lubrication is necessary every 200
and to miles and also after riding in wet
prevent weather, on wet roads, or any time
excessive that the chain appears dry.
wear the drive chain must be Use the special chain lubricant as
checked, adjusted and lubricated in recommended in the specification
accordance with scheduled section.
maintenance requirements. Apply lubricant to the sides of the
Checking, adjustment and rollers then allow the motorcycle t o
lubrication must be carried out more stand unused for a t least 8 hours
frequently for extreme conditions (overnight is ideal). This will allow
such as salty or heavily gritted the oil to penetrate to the chain O-
roads. rings etc.
I f the chain is badly worn or Before riding, wipe off any excess
incorrectly adjusted (either too loose oil.
o r too tight) the chain could jump off
I f the chain is especially dirty, clean
the sprockets or break. Therefore,
first and then apply oil as mentioned
always replace worn o r damaged
above.
chains using genuine Triumph parts
supplied by an authorized Triumph
dealer.

Do not use a pressure wash to


clean the chain as this may cause
A loose or worn chain, o r a chain
that breaks or jumps off the
sprockets could catch on the
engine sprocket or lock the rear
wheel.
A chain that snags on t h e engine
sprocket will injure the rider and
lead t o loss of motorcycle control
and an accident.
Similarly, locking the rear wheel
will lead to loss of motorcycle
control and an accident.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Chain Free - Movement Chain Free - Movement


Inspection Adjustment
The vertical movement of the drive
I
chain must be in the range 1.38-
1.57 in (35-40 mm).

I I
1 Maximum movement position

I I
1 Adjuster bolt
2 Adjuster bolt locknut
3 Rear wheel spindle nut
Loosen the wheel spindle nut.
help prevent injury to the operato
Release the locknuts on both the left
hand and right hand chain adjuster
Place the motorcycle on a level bolts.
surface and hold it in an upright Moving both adjusters by an equal
position with no weight on it. amount, turn the adjuster bolts
Rotate the rear wheel by pushing the clockwise t o increase chain free
the motorcycle to find the position movement and counter clockwise to
where the chain is tightest, and reduce chain free movement.
measure the vertical movement of When the correct amount of chain
the chain midway between the free movement has been set, push
sprockets. the wheel into firm contact with the
adjuster. Tighten both adjuster
locknuts t o 20 lbf ft (27 Nm) and
the rear wheel spindle nut to
81.1 Ibf ft (110 Nrn).
Maintenance and Adjustment

Repeat the chain adjustment check. Chain and Sprocket Wear


Re-adjust if necessary. Inspection

Operation of the motorcycle with


insecure adjuster locknuts or

Check the rear brake effectiveness.


Rectify if necessary.

I I
1 Measure across 20 links
2 Weight
motorcycle with defective brakes Remove the chain guard.
and you must have your
Stretch the chain taut by hanging a
authorized Triumph dealer take
22 Ib - 44 Ib (10-20 Kg) weight on
the chain.
re t o take remedial Measure the length of 20 links on the
y reduce braking straight part o f the chain from pin
centre of the lSt pin t o the pin centre
of the 21Stpin. Since the chain may
wear unevenly, take measurements
i n several places.
I f the length exceeds the maximum
service limit o f 12.56 in (319 mm),
the chain must be replaced.
Rotate the rear wheel and inspect
the drive chain for damaged rollers,
and loose pins and links.
Also inspect the sprockets for
unevenly o r excessively worn o r
damaged teeth.
Maintenance and Adjustment

-
A caution

wwWORN TOOTH WORN TOOTH I f the sprockets are found to be


(ENGINE SPROCKET) (REAR SPROCKET) worn, always replace the sprockets
and drive chain together.
Replacing worn sprockets without
also replacing the chain will lead t o
premature wear of the new
sprockets.

(Sprocket wear exaggerated


for illustrative purposes)
srm

I f there is any irregularity, have the


drive chain and/or the sprockets
replaced by an authorized Triumph
dealer.
Replace the chain guard.

The use of non-approved chains


may result in a broken chain or
may cause the chain to jump off

Use a genuine Triumph supplied


chain as specified in the Triumph
Parts Catalogue.
Never neglect chain maintenanc
and always have chains installe
Maintenance and Adjustment

Brakes
Brake Wear Inspection

on the same wheel, replace all the


brake pads in both calipers.
Replacing individual pads will
reduce braking efficiency and may
cause an accident.
After replacement brake pads have
been fitted, ride with extreme
caution until the new pads have

Brake Pad Wear


Compensation
I I
1 Brake pads Disc and brake pad wear is
2 Minimum thickness line automatically compensated for and
has no effect on the brake lever or
Brake pads must be inspected in pedal action. There are no parts that
accordance with scheduled require adjustment on the front and
requirements and replaced if worn rear brakes.
to, or beyond the minimum service
thickness.
I f the lining thickness of any pad
(front or rear brakes) is less than
0.06 in (1.5 rnm), that is, if the pad
has worn down to the bottom of the
grooves, replace all the pads on the
wheel.
Maintenance and Adjustment

~t the DraKe lever or peaal reels


soft when i t is applied, or i f the
lever/pedal travel becomes
excessive, there may be air in the absorbed moisture will greatly
brake pipes and hoses or the ce the boiling point of t h e
brakes may be defective. fluid causing a reduction in
I t is dangerous t o operate the
motorcycle under such conditions se of this, always replace
and your authorized Triumph fluid in accordance with
dealer must rectify t h e fault before maintenance

Riding with defective brakes m lways use new brake fluid from a
ealed container and never use

one which has been


Disc Brake Fluid
Inspect the level o f brake fluid in not mix different brands o r
both reservoirs and change the rades o f brake fluid.
brake fluid in accordance with heck for fluid leakage around
scheduled maintenance brake fittings, seals and joints and
requirements. Use only DOT 4 fluid also check the brake hoses for
as recommended in t h e specification splits, deterioration and damage.
section. The brake fluid must also be Always rectify any faults before
changed i f i t becomes, or is
suspected of having become Failure t o observe and act upon
contaminated with moisture or any any o f these items may cause a
other contaminants. dangerous riding condition leading
Maintenance and Adjustment

Brake Fluid Level Inspection


and Adjustment

I f there has been an appreciable


drop in the level o f the f l u ~ din
either fluid reservoir, consult your
authorized Triumph dealer for
advice before riding. Riding with
depleted brake fluid levels, or with
a brake fluid leak is dangerous and
will cause reduced brake
performance potentially leading t o
loss of motorcycle control and an
accident.

I I
1 Front brake fluid reservoir,
upper level line
2 Lower level line
3 Safety clip
The brake fluid level in the reservoirs
must b e kept between the upper and
lower level lines (reservoir held
horizontal).
Remove the safety clip (front only).
Fill the reservoir t o the upper level
line using new DOT 4 fluid from a I
sealed container. 1 Rear brake fluid reservoir, upper
Refit the reservoir cover ensuring level line
that the diaphragm seal is correctly 2 Lower level line
fitted.
Refit the safety clip.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Brake Light Switches Windshield Cleaning


The brake light is activated Always clean the
independently by either the front or windshield with
rear brake. If, with the ignition in the clean water and a
'ON' position, the brake light does soft cloth. Dry after
not work when the front brake lever cleaning with a
is pulled or the rear brake pedal is soft, lint free cloth. Minor scratches
pressed, ask your authorized can be removed using a commercial
Triumph dealer to investigate and polishing compound suitable for
rectify the fault. plastic.
The windshield must be replaced if
scratches cannot be completely
removed.

I
An accident causing injury to the Never attempt t o clean the
rider and other road users may w~ndshieldwhile the motorcycle is
In motion as releasing the
handlebars may cause loss of
vehicle control and an accident.
Operation of the motorcycle with a
damaged or scratched windshield
will reduce the rider's forward
vision. Any such reduction in
forward vision is dangerous and
may lead to an accident causing
injury o r death.

A caution
Corrosive chemicals such as
battery electrolyte will damage the
windshield. Never allow corrosive
chemicals to contact the
windshield.
Maintenance and Adjustment General Information

Steering/Wheel Inspecting the Steering


Bearings (headstock) Bearings for
Free-Play
I

To prevent risk of injury from the


motorcycle falling during the
inspection, ensure that the
motorcycle is stabilised and
secured on a suitable support. Do
not exert extreme force against
each wheel or rock each wheel
vigorously as this may cause the L I I I
motorcycle to become unstable 1 Gear change lights 1 Gear change lights
and cause injury b y falling from its 2 Display screen 2 Display screen
support.
3 Scroll button 3 Scroll button
Ensure that the position of the I I
support block will not cause Inspecting the steering for free-play 4 Set button 4 Set button
damage to the sump. Position the motorcycle on level 5 Trip button 5 Trip button
ground, in an upright position. Pressing the 'Set' button at this point To change the setting in increments
Steering Inspection Raise the front wheel above the will return the instruments to their of 1,000 rprn, press the 'Scroll'
Lubricate and inspect the condition ground and support the motorcycle. normal mode of operation, without button again. Each individual press
of the steering (headstock) bearings Standing at the front of the adjusting the gear change lights will then increase the setting in
in accordance with scheduled motorcycle, hold the lower end of limits. increments of 1,000 rpm, up to a
maintenance requirements. the front forks and try to move them To change the setting, press the limit of 14,000 rpm. As the limit
forward and backward. 'Scroll' button. The clock display will cannot exceed 14,00Orpm, when
NOTE now show 'A1000'. 14,000 rpm is reached the limit will
I f any free-play can be detected in
Always inspect the wheel return to 4,000 rpm.
the steering (headstock) bearings,
bearings at the same time ask your authorized Triumph dealer When the correct setting is shown
as the steering bearings. to inspect and rectify any faults press the 'set' button to confirm. The
before riding. clock display will now show 'A100'.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Wheel Bearings Inspection


I f the wheel bearings in the front or
rear wheel allow play in the wheel
hub, are noisy, o r i f the wheel does
incorrectly adjusted or defectiv not turn smoothly, have your
steering (headstock) bearings i authorized Triumph dealer inspect
the wheel bearings.
The wheel bearings must be
inspected a t the intervals specified in
R~~~~~ the support and placethe the scheduled maintenance chart.
motorcycle on the side stand. Position the motorcycle on level
ground, in a n upright position.
Raise the front wheel above t h e
ground and support the motorcycle.
Standing a t the side o f t h e
motorcycle, gently rock the top of
the front wheel from side t o side.
I f any free-play can be detected, ask
your authorized Triumph dealer t o
inspect and rectify any faults before
riding.
Reposition t h e lifting device and
repeat the procedure for t h e rear
wheel.

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peration with worn or damage
ront or rear wheel bearings is
angerous and may cause
aired handling and instability
accident. I f in doubt,
torcycle inspected by
ed Triumph dealer

Remove the support and place the


motorcycle on t h e side stand.
Maintenance and Adjustment General Information

Front Suspension The suspension movement will Adjusting Gear Change light
be affected by adjustment LED RPM Modes
Front Fork Inspection settings. 3,000 rprn before
1 s t LED To adjust the gear change light
set change-up modes, turn the ignition to the 'ON'
Examine each fork for any sign of
speed position.
damage, scratching of the slider
surface, or for oil leaks. 2nd LED 2,250 rprn before Press the 'Trip' and 'Scroll' buttons
Riding the motorcycle wit set change-up simultaneously for 4 seconds, after 4
I f any damage or leakage is found defective or damaged suspensio
consult an authorized Triumph speed seconds the current mode will be
dealer. 1,500 rprn before displayed.
3rd LED
To check that the forks operate set change-up
smoothly: speed
Position the motorcycle on level 4th LED 750 rpm before
ground. set change-up
While holding the handlebars
speed
and applying t h e front brake,

5th 6th and 7th At set change-up


pump the forks up and down

LEDs speed
several times.

I f roughness or excessive The gear change lights will go


stiffness is detected, consult out in the reverse of the order
your authorized Triumph dealer. in which they illuminate.
3 LED mode: The three middle
lights illuminate when the set
limit is reached, and remain
illuminated until the engine Gear change lights
speed drops below the set limit.
7 LED mode: All seven lights screen (3 LED mode
illuminate when the set limit is shown)
reached, and remain 3 Scroll button
illuminated until the engine 4 Set button
speed drops below the set limit. 5 Trip button
OFF mode: The gear change
lights can be set to OFF.

The gear change lights will not


operate below 4,000 rprn to avoid
the lights operating at idle, and will
not operate above 14,000 rpm.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Suspension Setting Chart

NOTE
This chart is only a guide.
Setting requirements may
vary for rider weight and
personal preferences. See
the following pages for ettings which vary from left to
information regarding
suspension adjustment.

The standard suspension settings


provide a comfortable ride and good Front Suspension Settings
handling characteristics for general,
solo riding. The chart shows
suggested settings for the front and
rear suspension.

imbalance could significantly

efer to the chart above


information o r consult 1
1 Spring pre-load adjuster
2 Rebound damping force
adjuster
Maintenance and Adjustment

Compression Damping
Spring Pre-Load Adjustment Adjustment
The spring pre-load adjusters are The compression damping adjuster
located at the top of each fork. is located near the bottom of both
TO change the spring pre-load, forks, adjacent to the wheel spindle.
rotate the adjuster clockwise to
increase pre-load, or anti-clockwise
to decrease pre-load. Always set the
pre-load adjusters such that there
are an equal number of graduation
lines visible on both forks.

NOTE
The motorcycle is delivered
from the factory with the
spring pre-load set at
position 5.

Rebound Damping
Adjustment
1 Compression damping force
The rebound damping adjusters are adjuster
located at the top of each fork.
To change the compression damping
To change the rebound damping force rotate the slotted adjuster
force, rotate the slotted adjuster clockwise to increase, or anti-
clockwise to increase, or anti- clockwise to decrease. Always count
clockwise to decrease. Always count the number of turns out from the
the turns out from the screwed fully fully screwed in position and set both
in position and set both forks to the forks to the same setting.
same setting.
NOTE
NOTE The motorcycle is delivered
The motorcycle is delivered from the factory with the
from the factory with the compression damping set at
rebound set a t position 6. position 7.
Rear Suspension Adjustment Rebound Damping
The rear suspension unit is
adjustable for both rebound and
compression damping.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Adjustment Compression Damping


Adjustment

1 I
1 Rebound damping adjuster I I
The rebound damping adjuster is 1 Compression damping adjuster
located a t t h e bottom of the rear The compression damping adjuster
suspension unit on the left hand side is situated adjacent t o the rear
of the motorcycle. suspension unit reservoir.
To adjust the rebound damping To adjust the compression damping
setting, rotate the adjuster clockwise setting rotate the slotted adjuster
to increase rebound damping and clockwise to increase, or anti-
anti-clockwise t o decrease. clockwise t o decrease.

NOTE NOTE
The motorcycle is delivered The motorcycle is delivered
from the factory with the from the factory with the
rebound adjuster set at compression damping set at
position 6. position 11.

The rear suspension unit spring


pre-load is not rider adjustable.
Any attempt to adjust the spring
pre-load could result in a
dangerous riding condition leading
t o loss of control and an accident.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Tires

I I
Wheel marking

m l
Tire marking

This Incorrect tlre lnflatlon will cause


;OtOrcycle abnormal tread wear and
- equipped
with
instability problems that may lead
t o loss of control and an accident.
Under-inflation may result in the
tubeless tires, valves and wheel tire slipping on, or coming off the
rims. Use only tires marked rim. Over-inflation will cause
'TUBELESS' and tubeless valves on instability and accelerated tread
rims marked 'SUJTABLE FOR wear.
TUBELESS TYRES'. Both conditions are dangerous as
they may cause loss o f control
Tire Inflation Pressures leading t o an accident.
Correct inflation pressure will
provide maximum stability, rider
Tire Wear
comfort and tire life. Always check As the tire tread wears down, the
tire pressures before riding when the t i r e becomes more susceptible t o
tires are cold. Check tire pressures punctures and failure. It is estimated
daily and adjust if necessary. See t h a t 90% of all tire problems occur
the specification section f o r details of during the last 10% of tread life
the correct inflation pressures. (90% worn). It is, therefore, false
economy and unsafe to use tires
until they are worn to their
minimum.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Minimum Recommended
Tread Depth
I n accordance with the periodic
maintenance chart, measure the
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Only operate this Triumph
depth o f the tread with a depth motorcycle at high speed in closed
gauge, and replace any tire that has course on-road competition o r on
worn to, or beyond the minimum closed course race tracks. High
allowable tread depth specified in speed operation should only then
the table below: be attempted by riders who have
been instructed in the techniques
Under 0.08 in necessary for high speed riding
8 0 mph (2 mm) and are familiar with the
(130 km/h) motorcycle's characteristics i n all
conditions. High speed operation in
Over Rear 0.12 in any other circumstances is
80 mph (3 mm) dangerous and will lead t o loss of
(130 km/h) Front 0.08 in motorcycle control and an
(2 mm) accident.

Operation with excessively wor


tires is hazardous and wil
adversely affect traction, stabilit
and handling which may lead t
loss of control and an accident.
When tubeless tires becom
punctured, leakage is often ve
slow. Always inspect tires ve
closely for punctures. Check th
tires for cuts, embedded nails o
other sharp objects. Ope
with punctured or damaged
will adversely affect motor
stability and handling which
lead t o loss of control or
accident.
Maintenance and Adjustment

/continued
Check the rims for dents or
deformation. Operation with
damaged or defective wheels or
tlres 1s dangerous and loss of
motorcycle control or an accident
could result.
Always consult your authorized
Triumph dealer for tire
replacement, or for a safety Do not install tube-type tires on
inspection of t h e tires. tubeless rims. The bead will not
seat and the tires could slip on the
Tire Replacement
rims, causing rapid tire deflation
All Triumph motorcycles are carefully that may result in a loss of vehicle
and extensively tested in a range of control and an accident. Never
riding conditions t o ensure that the install an inner tube inside a
most effective tire combinations are tubeless tire. This will cause
approved for use on each model. It friction inside the tire and the
is essential t h a t approved tires, resulting heat build-up may cause
fitted in approved combinations, are the tube to burst resulting in rapid
used when purchasing replacement tire deflation, loss of vehicle
tires. The use of non-approved tires, control and an accident.
or approved tires in non-approved
b
combinations, may
motorcycle instability
lead
and
accident. See the specification
to
an

section for details of approved tire


I

~r tire aamage
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arning
IS suspeccea, sucn
as after striking the kerb, ask your
combinations. Always have tires
authorized Triumph dealer to
fitted and balanced by your
inspect the tire both internally and
authorized Triumph dealer who has
externally. Remember, tire damage
the necessary training and skills to
may not always be visible from the
ensure safe, effective fitment.
outside. Operation of the
motorcycle with damaged tires
could lead t o loss of control and an
accident.
Maintenance and Adjustment

ires must b e replaced after such


use as continued use of a
tire may lead t o
, loss of control and a n
for the tires t o seat t o the rim
roximately 24 hours). During
seating period, ride cautiously

Initially, the new tires will not


produce the same handling
characteristics as the worn tires
and the rider must allow adequate may cause instability leadlng t o
riding distance (approximately 100 loss of control and an accident.
miles) t o become accustomed t o When wheel balancing is required,
the new handling characteristics. such as after tire replacement, see
24 hours after fitting, t h e tire your authorized Triumph dealer.
pressures must be checked and Only use self-adhesive weights.
adjusted, and the tires examined Clip on weights may damage the
for correct seating. Rectification wheel and tire resulting in t ~ r e
must be carried out as necessary. deflation, loss of control and a n
The same checks and adjustments
must also be carried out when 100
miles have been travelled after
Maintenance and Adjustment

Battery

've off explosive


arks, flames and
Provide adequate
charging or using
attery In an enclosed space.
he battery contains sulphuric acid which would
lectrolyte). Contact with skin or
may cause severe burns.
protective clothing and a

ctrolyte gets on your skin,

ush with water for a t least 15


inutes and SEEK MEDICAL
N IMMEDIATELY.
lyte is swallowed, drink
ntities of water and SEEK

EACH OF CHILDREN.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Battery Removal Battery Disposal


Should t h e battery ever require
9 replacement, t h e original battery
must be handed t o a recycling agent
who will ensure that the dangerous
substances from which the battery is
manufactured do n o t pollute t h e
environment.

Battery Maintenance
Clean t h e battery using a clean, dry,
cloth. Be sure that the cable
connections are clean.

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1 Battery
2 Negative (black) terminal
3 Positive (red) terminal
4 Battery strap

Remove the rider's seat.


Remove the battery strap. lways wear eye and skin
Disconnect the battery leads, rotection when handling the
negative (black) lead first.
Take the battery out of the case. The battery is a sealed type and will
not require any maintenance other
r than routine recharging, such as
during storage.
Ensure that the battery terminals I t is n o t possible t o adjust t h e
do not touch the motorcycle frame electrolyte level in t h e battery.
as this may cause a short circuit or
spark, which would ignite battery
gases causing a risk of personal
injury.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Battery Installation Fuse Box

Ensure that t h e battery terminals


do not touch t h e motorcycle frame
as this may cause a short circuit or

Place the battery in the battery case.


Reconnect the battery, positive (red)
lead first.
Apply a light coat of grease to the "-
terminals to prevent corrosion. Arrowed: Fuse box
Cover the positive terminal with the
protective cap. The fuse box is located beneath the
Refit the battery strap. left hand cockpit infill panel.
Refit the rider's seat. To allow access t o the fuse box, t h e
cockpit infill panel must be removed.

ew ones of the correct rating (as


ecified on the fuse box cover)
ever use a fuse o f higher
. Use o f a n incorrect fuse
lead t o an electrical problem,
ing in motorcycle damage,
Maintenance and Adjustment

Fuse Identification The fuse identification numbers


listed in the table correspond with
A blown fuse is indicated when all of
those printed on the fuse box cover,
the systems protected that fuse
as shown below. Spare fuses are
become inoperative. When checking
located a t right angles t o the main
for a blown use the table below
fuses and should be replaced if used.
t o establish which fuse has blown.

mbw
1 Fuse box
2 Fuse box cover
3 Spare fuses

NOTE:
The starter solenoid has a n
additional 30 Amp fuse,
attached directly to the
solenoid, beneath the
rider's seat.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Headlights Headlight Adjustment


Each headlight can be adjusted by
Headlights means of vertical and horizontal
adjustment screws located on the
rear o f each headlight.

Adjust road speed t o suit the


visibility and weather conditions in
which the motorcycle is being
operated.
Ensure that the beams are
adjusted to illuminate the road
surface sufficiently far ahead
without dazzling oncoming traffic.
An incorrectly adjusted headlight
may impair visibility causing a n
accident.

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1 Horizontal adjustment screw
(Left hand)
2 Vertical adjustment screw (Left
hand)
Any attempt t o adjust a headlight 3 Horizontal adjustment screw
beam when the motorcycle is i n (Right hand)
result in loss of
4 Vertical adjustment screw
(Right hand)
5 Pivot screws (DO NOT adjust
these screws)

Switch the headlight dipped beam


on.
Maintenance and Adjustment

A Caution
Do not adjust the pivot screws as
this will cause the headlight
reflector to become detached from
the pivot screw, leading to
irreparable damage to the
headlight.

Turn the vertical adjustment screws


on each headlight clockwise to raise
t h e beam or anti-clockwise t o lower
t h e beam.
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On the right hand headlight turn the 1 Headlight unit
horizontal adjustment screw
2 Bulb retainer (right hand
clockwise to move the beam t o the
left or anti-clockwise to move the shown)
beam to the right.
On the left hand headlight turn the
horizontal adjustment screw
clockwise to move the beam t o the bulbs become hot durlng u
right or anti-clockwise to move the
beam t o the left.
Switch the headlights off when the
beam settings are satisfactory.

Headlight Bulb Replacement


To replace a bulb:
I t is not necessary to remove the
headlight when bulb replacement Remove the rider's seat.
becomes necessary. Disconnect the battery, negative
(black) lead first.
Remove the f o u r screws and remove
the bulb cover from the bulb t o be
replaced.
Disconnect t h e multi-plug from the
bulb retainer.
Detach the bulb retainer from the
headlight assembly by rotating i t
counter-clockwise.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Remove the bulb from the bulb


retainer.
Installation is the reverse of the
removal procedure.

Position Lamp Bulb Replacement

When reconnecting the battery,


connect the positive (red) lead
first.

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1 Bulb holder
2 Position lamp bulb

The position lamps are fitted to the


lei7 and right of each headlight. To
replace a bulb, remove the two
screws and remove the bulb cover,
detach the rubber retainer from the
headlight and pull out the bulb.
Installation is the reverse of the
removal procedure.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Rear Light Licence Plate Light


Rear Light Replacement Bulb Replacement
The rear light unit is a sealed, Carefully remove t h e rubber bulb
maintenance free LED unit. retainer from the back of the
number plate light unit and detach
the bulb.
Turn Signal Lights
Bulb Replacement Cautic
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To avola came damage, ao not pull

2
Installation is the reverse of the
1 removal procedure.

1 Turn signal lens


2 Securing screw

The lens on each turn signal light is


held in place by a securing screw
located in the body of t h e light.
Release the screw and remove the
lens t o gain access t o the bulb for
replacement.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Cleaning Where to be Careful


Frequent, regular cleaning is an Avoid spraying water with any great
essential part of the maintenance of force near the following places:
your motorcycle. If regularly Instruments.
cleaned, the appearance will be Brake cylinders and brake
preserved for many years. Cleaning calipers.
with warm water containing an Under the fuel tank.
automotive cleaner is essential a t all Headstock bearings.
times but particularly so after Air intake duct above the
exposure to sea breezes, sea water, headlights.
dusty or muddy roads and in winter
when roads are treated for ice and
snow.
Although, under the terms of your Any water sprayed around the air
motorcycle warranty, cover is intake duct could enter the airbox
provided against the corrosion of and engine, causing damage t o
certain items, the owner is expected
to observe this reasonable advice
which will safeguard against
corrosion and enhance
appearance o f the motorcycle. Do
not use household detergent, as the
the
.
Use of
-
aution
high-pressure spray
use of such products will lead t o washers is not recommended.
premature corrosion. When using pressure washers,
water may be forced into bearings
Preparation for Washing and other components causing
Before washing, precautions must be premature wear from corrosion
taken to keep water off the following and loss of lubrication.
places.
Rear opening of the mufflers: Cover
with a plastic bag secured with
rubber bands.
.
NOTE
Use of soaps that are highly
alkaline will leave a residue
on painted surfaces, and
Clutch and brake levers, switch may also cause water
housings on the handlebar: Cover spotting. Always use a low
with plastic bags. alkaline soap to aid the
Ignition switch: Cover the keyhole cleaning process.
with tape.
Maintenance and Adjustment

After Washing Cleaning of the Exhaust


Remove the plastic bags and tape, System
and clear the air intakes. All parts of the exhaust system o f
Lubricate the pivots, bolts and nuts. your motorcycle must be cleaned
Test the brakes before motorcycle regularly t o avoid a deterioration o f
operation. its appearance. These instructions
Start the engine and run it for 5 can be applied t o chrome, brushed
stainless steel and carbon fibre
minutes. Ensure adequate
ventilation for the exhaust fumes. components alike.
Use a dry cloth t o absorb water NOTE
residue. Do not allow water to stand a The exhaust system must
o n the machine as this will lead t o be cool before washing to
corrosion. prevent water spotting.

Washing
Prepare a mixture o f water and mild
soap. Do not use a highly alkaline
soap as commonly found a t
n accident could result. Clean the commercial car washes because it
leaves a residue.
Wash the exhaust system with a soft
Unpainted Aluminium Items cloth. Do not use an abrasive
scouring pad or steel wool. They will
I t e m s such as brake and clutch damage the finish.
levers must be correctly cleaned to
Rinse the exhaust system
preserve their appearance.
thoroughly.
Use a proprietary brand of
Ensure no soap or water enters the
aluminium cleaner which does not
mufflers.
contain abrasive o r caustic elements.
Clean aluminium items regularly, in
particular after use in inclement
weather, where the components
must be hand washed and dried
each time the machine is used.
Warranty claims due t o inadequate
maintenance will not be allowed.
Maintenance and Adjustment

Drying
Dry the exhaust system as far as
possible with a soft cloth. Do not run
A ca
the engine t o dry the system or The use of silicone containing
spotting will occur. products will cause discoloration of
the chrome and must not be used.
Protecting Similarly, the use of abrasive
cleaners and polishes will damage
When the exhaust system is dry, rub the system and must not b e used.
'Motorex 645 Clean and Protect' into
the surface. I t is recommended that regular
protection be applied t o the system
as this will both protect and enhance
the system's appearance.
Storage

STORAGE

Preparation for Storage Remove the battery, and store i t


where it will not be exposed to direct
Clean the entire vehicle thoroughly.
sunlight, moisture, or freezing
Empty the fuel from the fuel tank temperatures. During storage i t
into a secure container. should be given a slow charge (one
Ampere or less) about once a
month. Keep the battery well
charged during cold weather so that
the electrolyte does not freeze and
crack the battery. The more
discharged the battery becomes, the
more easily it freezes.
rea is well ventilated and free Tie plastic bags over the exhaust
rom any source of flame or pipes t o prevent moisture from
a r k s this includes any appliance entering.
Put a cover over the motorcycle t o
keep dust and dirt from collecting on
Remove the spark plugs and put it.
several drops (0.3 cu in (5 ml)) of
engine oil into each cylinder. Push
the starter button for a few seconds
t o coat the cylinder walls with oil,
and install the spark plugs.

Reduce the tire pressures b y about


20%.
Set the motorcycle on a box o r stand
so that both wheels are raised off
t h e ground. (If this cannot be done,
p u t boards under the front and rear
wheels to keep dampness away from
t h e tires).
Spray oil on all unpainted metal
surfaces t o prevent rusting. Prevent
oil from getting on rubber parts,
brake discs o r in the brake calipers.
Lubricate the control cables.
Storage

Preparation after
Storage
Charge the battery if necessary, and
install it in the motorcycle.
Fill the fuel tank with fuel.
Change the engine oil and filter.
Check all the points listed in the
daily safety checks section.
Before starting the engine, remove
one of the spark plugs from each
cylinder.
Put the side stand down.
Crank the engine on the starter
motor several times until the oil
pressure light goes out.
Replace the spark plugs and start
engine.
Check brakes and operation.
Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions
Overall length. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.1 in (2010 mm)
Overall width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.5 in (700 mm)
Overall height.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.1 in (1120 mm)
Wheelbase. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54.9 in (1395 mm)
Seat height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.5 in (825 m m )

Weights
Dry Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363.7 Ib (165 kg)
Maximum Payload . . . . . . . . . . . 430 Ib (195 kg)

Engine
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .In-line 3 cylinder
Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41.2 cu in (674.8 cc)
Bore x Stroke . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.91 in x 2.06 in (74 x 52.3 mm)
Compression Ratio . . . . . . . . . . .12.65:1
Cylinder Numbering . . . . . . . . . .Left t o Right
Cylinder Sequence .......... .1 at left
Firing Order ............... .l-2-3
Starting System ............ .Electric Starter

Performance
Maximum Power (DIN 70020) ...
123 HP (125 PS)
a t 12,500 rpm
Maximum Torque . . . . . . . . . . . . 53.3 ft.lbf (72 Nm)
a t 11,750 r p m

Lubrication
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pressure Lubrication
(wetsump)
Engine Oil Capacities
Dry Fill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.79 US gal (3.0 litres)
OilIFilter Change. . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.68 US gal (2.6 litres)
Oil Change Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.63 US gal (2.4 litres)
Specifications

Cooling
Coolant Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mobil Antifreeze
Waterlanti-freeze ratio . . . . . . . .50/50
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . .0.63 US gal (2.4 litres)
Thermostat Opens (nominal) ...
.158OF (71%)

Fuel System
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Electronic
Fuel
Injection
Injectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Solenoid Operated
Fuel Pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Submerged Electric
Fuel Pressure (nominal) ....... .43.5 psi (3 Bar)

Fuel
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 (R+M)/2
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.6 US gal (17.4 litres)

Ignition
Ignition System . . . . . . . . . . . . .Digital Inductive
Electronic Rev Limiter (r/min) . . .14,000 (rlmin)
Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NGK CR9EK
Spark Plug Gap . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.028 in (0.7 mm)
Gap Tolerance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +0.001/-0.003 in (+0.05/-0.lmm)

Transmission
Transmission Type . . . . . . . . . . .6 Speed,
Constant Mesh
Clutch Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wet, Multi-Plate
Final Drive Chain . . . . . . . . . . . .RK O-ring
Primary Drive Ratio . . . . . . . . . .1.848: 1 (46185)
Gear Ratios:
Final Drive Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.937:1 (16147)
1st . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.615: 1 (13134)
2nd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.857: 1 (21139)
3rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.565: 1 (23136)
4th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.350: 1 (20127)
5th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.238: 1 (21126)
6th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .l.136: 1 (22125)
Specifications

Tires
Tire Pressures (Cold) :
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 lb/in2 (2.35 Bar)
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 lb/in2 (2.50 Bar)
Front Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120/70 ZR 17
Rear Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..180/55 ZR 17
Approved tires:
Option 1, Front and Rear ....... Pirelli Dragon Supercorsa Pro
Option 2, Front and Rear . . . . . . .Michelin Pilot Power B
Option 3, Front and Rear . . . . . . .Bridgestone BT014 G

Electrical Equipment
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Battery Type. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .M 7 B BS
Battery Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 volt, 7 Ah
Alternator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 volt, 33.5 Amp a t 4,000 rpm
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .l x 12 volt, 55 watt H7 halogen
(left hand side)
1 x 12 volt, 65 watt H9 halogen
(right hand side)
TailIBrake Light . . . . . . . . . . . . .LED
Turn Signal Lights . . . . . . . . . . .12 volt, 1 0 watt

Frame
Castor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.g0
Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.51 in (89.1 mrn)

Tightening Torques
Oil Filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.4 Ibf f t (10 Nm)
Oil Drain Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18.4 Ibf f t (25 Nm)
Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13.3 Ibf ft (18 Nrn)
Rear Wheel Spindle. . . . . . . . . . .81.1 Ibf f t (110 Nm)
Chain Adjuster Locknut . . . . . . . .20 Ibf f t (27 Nm)
Specifications

Fluids and Lubricants


Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Semi o r fully synthetic 10W/40 or 15W/50
motorcycle engine oil which meets
specification API SH (or higher) and JASO
MA, such as Mobil 1 Racing 4T
Brake and Clutch Fluid .. .. . . . . Mobil Universal Brake & Clutch Fluid DOT4
Coolant . . ..
.... .. ... ...... Mobil Antifreeze
Bearings and Pivots . . . . ..... . Mobil Grease HP 222
Drive Chain . . . . . . .... . .. . .
. Mobil Chain Spray or Mobilube HD 80
Index

INDEX
A Change, 73
Accessories, 58 Corrosion Inhibitors, 72
B Level Adjustment, 73
Battery, 96 Level Inspection, 72
Disposal, 97 D
Installation, 98 Dimensions, 109
Maintenance, 97 Drive Chain, 78
Removal, 97 Lubrication, 78
Brakes, 82 Movement Adjustment, 79
Brake and Clutch Lever Movement Inspection, 79
Adjusters, 37 Wear Inspection, 80
Bra king, 52 E
Disc Brake Fluid, 83 Electrical Equipment, 111
Fluid Level, 84 Engine
Light Switches, 85 Serial Number, 17
Pad Wear Compensation, 82 Specifications, 109
Wear Inspection, 82 To Start the Engine, 50
Breaking-In, 45 To Stop the Engine, 50
C Engine Oil, 68
Cleaning, 104 Disposal of Oil and Filters, 71
After Washing, 105 Grade and Specification, 71
Drying, 106 Oil and Filter Change, 70
Exhaust System, 105 Oil Level Inspection, 69
Preparation, 104 F
Protecting, 106 Fluids and Lubricants, 112
Unpainted Aluminium Items, Frame, 111
105 Front Suspension, 88
Washing, 105 Compression Damping
Where to be Careful, 104 Adjustment, 90
Clock/Trip Computer, 22 Fork Inspection, 88
Clutch, 77 Rebound Damping
Adjustment, 77 Adjustment, 90
Inspection, 77 Setting Chart, 89
Coolant Temperature Gauge, 24 Spring Pre-Load Adjustment,
Cooling System, 72, 110 90
Index Foreword

Fuel, 110 S Owner's Handbook


Fuel Requirement, 40
Filling the Fuel Tank, 42
Safety, 5
Daily Checks, 46
Thank you for choosing a Triumph
motorcycle. This motorcycle is the
A warning
Fuel Grade, 40 Fuel and Exhaust Fumes, 5 product of Triumph's use of proven This owner's handbook. and all
Fuel Tank Cap, 42 Handlebars and Footrests, 11 engineering, exhaustive testing, and other instructions that arb supplied
Fuel System, 110 continuous striving for superior with your motorcycle, should be
Helmet and Clothing, 6 considered a permanent part of
Fuse Box, 98 reliability, safety and performance.
Maintenance/Equipment, 8 your motorcycle and should
Please read this owner's handbook
G Motorcycle, 5 before riding in order to become remain with it even if your
Gear Change Lights, 28 Parking, 7 thoroughly familiar with the correct motorcycle is subsequently sold.
Gears Parts and Accessories, 7 operation of your motorcycle's All riders must read this owner's
Changing Gears, 52 Riding, 9 controls, its features, capabilities handbook and all other
H Seat Lock, 44 and limitations. instructions which are supplied
Speedometer, 21 This manual includes safe riding tips, with your motorcycle, before
Handlebar Switches riding, in order to become
Left, 39 Stand, 43 but does not contain all the
Side Stand, 43 techniques and skills necessary t o thoroughly familiar with the
Right, 38 correct operation of your
Steering/Wheel Bearings, 86 ride a motorcycle safely. Triumph
Headlights, 100 strongly recommends that all riders motorcycle's controls, its features,
Adjustment, 100 Inspection, 86 capabilities and limitations. Do not
Storage undertake a safety course approved
Bulb Replacement, 101 by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation lend your motorcycle to others as
Position Lamp, 102 Preparation after Storage, riding when not familiar with your
to ensure safe operation of this
107 motorcycle's controls, features,
I Preparation for Storage, 107
motorcycle. Information about the
capabilities and limitations can
Ignition, 110 nearest Motorcycle Safety
T Foundation course to you can be lead to an accident.
Key, 36
Tachometer, 21 obtained by calling the following
Switch/Steering Lock, 36 nationwide toll free number: 800-
Instrument Panel Layout, 20 Throttle Control, 74
Tightening Torques, 111 447-4700, or by writing to the
L Tires, 92, 111
Motorcycle Safety Foundation at: 2 ,
Lap Timer, 24 Jenner Street, Irvine, California
Inflation Pressures, 92 92718.
License Plate Light, 103 Minimum Tread Depth, 93
Lubrication, 109 To ensure a long and trouble free life
Replacement, 94 for your motorcycle, maintenance
0 Tool Kit, 43 should be carried out as described in
Odometer/Trip Meter, 21 Transmission, 110 this manual by an authorized
P v Triumph dealer.
Performance, 109 Vehicle Identification Number, 17
R W
Rear Light, 103 Warning Lights, 34
Rear Seat, 4 4 Warnings
Rider's Seat, 44
Index

Warning Label Locations, 12


Warning Labels, 2
Warnings, Cautions and
Notes, 1
Weights, 109
Windscreen Cleaning, 85