Q Does my lowmileage bike really need a full service?
I have a 2014 Triumph Speed Triple which I bought from new. My local dealer closed last year so it’s quite a trek to an alternative. It has been Triumph-serviced up until last July but I am now out of warranty. I am retired but only do limited mileage and the bike has only 1500 miles on the clock and will be well below 2000 when it’s due another service and first MOT at the end of July.
I don’t want to be ripped off with unnecessary work so I am thinking of taking it to a local bike garage and MOT station. So my question is, given the bike’s low mileage what needs to be done at three years old with less than 2000 miles showing, apart from an oil and filter change and MOT? Gary Harrison, Wolverhampton A Answered by Clive Wood, Clive Wood Triumph Regardless of mileage, any bike needs to have fluids done on time. So, on your bike, brake fluid is due to be changed every two years and coolant every three years. Apart from that, an annual service is fine which is oil and filter and a checkover. Manufacturers do release software updates in the first few years of a model’s life so it’s also worth checking periodically with a franchised dealer or a specialist that your bike’s maps are up-to-date.
Independent servicing can be fine but choose wisely