BMW S 1000 RR - Technical data

Rider's Manual
S 1000 RR
BMW Motorrad
The Ultimate
Riding Machine
Motorcycle data/dealership details
Motorcycle data
Dealership details
Model
Person to contact in Service department
Vehicle identification number
Ms/Mr
Colour code
Phone number
Date of first registration
Registration number
Dealership address/phone number (company stamp)
Details described or illustrated
in this booklet may differ from
the motorcycle's actual specification as purchased, the accessories fitted or the national-market
specification. No claims will be
entertained as a result of such
discrepancies.
Dimensions, weights, fuel consumption and performance data
are quoted to the customary tolerances.
The right to modify designs,
equipment and accessories is
reserved.
Errors and omissions excepted.
© 2009 BMW Motorrad
Not to be reproduced either
wholly or in part without written
permission from BMW Motorrad,
After Sales.
Printed in Germany.
Important data for refuelling
Fuel
Recommended fuel grade
Super unleaded
95 ROZ/RON
89 AKI
Usable fuel capacity
approx. 17.5 l
Reserve fuel
approx. 4 l
Tyre pressure
Tyre pressure, front
2.5 bar, Tyre cold
Tyre pressure, rear
2.9 bar, Tyre cold
BMW recommends
Order No.: 01 41 7 726 901
08.2009, 1st edition
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Welcome to BMW
We congratulate you on your
choice of a motorcycle from
BMW and welcome you to the
community of BMW riders.
Familiarise yourself with your new
motorcycle so that you can ride it
safely and confidently in all traffic
situations.
Please read this Rider's Manual
carefully before starting to use
your new BMW motorcycle. It
contains important information on
how to operate the controls and
how to make the best possible
use of all your BMW's technical
features.
In addition, it contains information
on maintenance and care to help
you maintain your motorcycle's
reliability and safety, as well as its
value.
If you have questions concerning
your motorcycle, your authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer will gladly
provide advice and assistance.
We hope that you will enjoy riding your BMW and that all your
journeys will be pleasant and
safe.
BMW Motorrad.
Table of Contents
You can also consult the index at
the end of this Rider's Manual if
you want to find a particular topic
or item of information.
1 General instructions . . . . 5
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and
symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2 General views . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
General view, left side . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . 13
Handlebar fitting, left . . . . . . . . 14
Handlebar fitting, right . . . . . . . 15
Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . 16
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
3 Status indicators . . . . . . .
Standard status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standard warnings . . . . . . . . . .
ABS warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DTC warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anti-theft alarm warnings . . . .
Drop switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
19
4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition switch and steering
lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic immobiliser
EWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Odometer and
tripmeters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard warning flashers . . . . .
Emergency off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad Race
ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
35
20
21
25
28
30
33
36
37
37
38
39
39
40
41
41
Dynamic Traction Control
DTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ride mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front and rear seats . . . . . . . . .
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Luggage loops . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
42
43
46
46
47
49
53
53
55
55
5 Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . .
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shifting gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
57
58
59
60
62
63
65
66
6 On the race track . . . . . . .
Multifunction display . . . . . . . .
LAPTIMER mode . . . . . . . . . . .
INFO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
69
70
72
76
SETUP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In the gravel trap . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing and installing mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing and installing
number-plate carrier . . . . . . . . .
Removing and installing front
turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7 Engineering details . . . . .
Ride mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake system with BMW
Motorrad Race ABS . . . . . . . . .
Electronic engine management with BMW Motorrad
DTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
81
88
88
89
90
93
94
96
99
8 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . 101
General instructions . . . . . . . 102
Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
9 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .
General instructions . . . . . . .
Toolkit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
103
104
104
105
106
107
108
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Side panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . .
Rear-wheel stand . . . . . . . . .
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
110
111
113
114
114
114
116
122
124
125
132
133
134
10 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washing motorcycle. . . . . . .
Cleaning easily damaged
components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protective wax coating . . . .
Lay up the motorcycle . . . .
Restoring motorcycle to
use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
137
138
138
138
139
140
140
140
11 Technical data . . . . . .
Troubleshooting chart . . . . .
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . .
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . .
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . .
Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding specifications . . . . . .
141
142
143
145
146
146
147
147
148
148
149
149
150
152
152
153
153
12 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad service . . . .
BMW Motorrad service
quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad Service
Card: on-the-spot breakdown assistance . . . . . . . . . .
155
156
156
156
BMW Motorrad service
network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance work . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of service . . . .
157
157
158
163
General instructions
General instructions
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . 6
1
5
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
General instructions
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
z
1
General instructions
6
z
Overview
Chapter 2 of this Rider's Manual will provide you with an initial
overview of your motorcycle. All
maintenance and repair work on
the motorcycle is documented in
Chapter 12. This record of the
maintenance work you have had
performed on your motorcycle is
a precondition for generous treatment of goodwill claims.
When the time comes to sell
your BMW, please remember
to hand over this Rider's Manual; it is an important part of the
motorcycle.
Abbreviations and
symbols
Indicates warnings that you
must comply with for reasons of your safety and the safety
of others, and to protect your
motorcycle against damage.
Specific instructions on
how to operate, control, adjust or look after items of equipment on the motorcycle.
Indicates the end of an
item of information.
OE
Optional extra
The motorcycles are assembled complete with
all the BMW optional extras originally ordered.
OA
Optional accessory
You can obtain optional accessories through
your authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer; optional
accessories have to be
retrofitted to the motorcycle.
Instruction.
Result of an activity.
Reference to a page with
more detailed information.
Indicates the end of a
passage relating to specific accessories or items
of equipment.
EWS Electronic immobiliser.
Tightening torque.
ABS
Item of technical data.
DTC Dynamic Traction Control.
DWA Anti-theft alarm (Diebstahlwarnanlage)
Anti-lock brake system
Technical data
When you ordered your BMW
motorcycle, you chose various
items of custom equipment. This
Rider's Manual describes optional extras (OE) offered by BMW
and selected optional accessories (OA). This explains why the
manual may also contain descriptions of equipment which
you have not ordered. Please
note, too, that your motorcycle
might not be exactly as illustrated in this manual on account
of country-specific differences.
If your BMW was supplied with
equipment not described in
this Rider's Manual, you will
find these features described in
separate manuals.
All dimensions, weights and
power ratings stated in the
Rider's Manual are quoted to the
standards and comply with the
tolerance requirements of the
Deutsches Institut für Normung
e.V. (DIN). Versions for individual
countries may differ.
Currency
The high safety and quality
standards of BMW motorcycles
are maintained by constant
development work on designs,
equipment and accessories.
Because of this, your motorcycle
may differ from the information
supplied in the Rider's Manual.
Nor can BMW Motorrad entirely
rule out errors and omissions.
We hope you will appreciate that
no claims can be entertained on
the basis of the data, illustrations
or descriptions in this manual.
1
7
General instructions
Equipment
z
General instructions
1
8
z
General views
General views
General view, left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2
9
Handlebar fitting, right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
General views
Handlebar fitting, left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
z
General views
2
10
z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Adjuster, spring preload,
front ( 47)
Adjuster for front reboundstage damping ( 50)
Adjuster for rear
compression-stage
damping ( 51)
Adjuster for spring preload,
rear ( 48)
Seat lock ( 53)
Table of tyre pressures
Payload table
Chain settings
Engine oil level indicator
( 105)
Adjuster for front
compression-stage
damping ( 49)
2
11
General views
General view, left side
z
General views
2
12
z
1
2
3
4
5
6
Brake-fluid reservoir, rear
( 109)
VIN and type plate (on
steering-head bearing,
right)
Brake-fluid reservoir, front
( 108)
Coolant level indicator (behind side panel) ( 110)
Engine-oil filler neck
( 106)
Adjuster for rear reboundstage damping ( 52)
2
13
General views
General view, right side
z
2
Handlebar fitting, left
1
14
General views
2
z
3
4
5
6
7
High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher ( 39)
Control for the laptimer
( 74)
Operating the ABS
Control for DTC
Control for hazard warning
flashers ( 40)
Operation of the flashing
turn indicators ( 39)
Horn
Setting clock ( 37)
Control for race functions
( 70)
Control for the odometer
( 38)
1
2
3
Control for selecting the
ride mode ( 43)
Starting engine ( 60)
Emergency off switch (kill
switch) ( 41)
2
15
General views
Handlebar fitting, right
z
2
Underneath the seat
1
General views
16
z
2
3
4
5
6
Battery
with BMW Motorrad
Race ABS OE
different battery position:
set further back and turned
180°
Helmet holder ( 55)
Luggage loops ( 55)
Toolkit ( 104)
Rider's Manual
Fuse box ( 132)
1
2
3
4
5
Panels for warning and telltale lights ( 20) ( 21)
Rev. counter
Shift light ( 63)
Ambient-light brightness
sensor (for adapting the
brightness of the instrument lighting)
with anti-theft alarm
(DWA) OE
Anti-theft alarm telltale light
(see the instructions for
use for the anti-theft alarm)
Multifunction display
( 20)
The instrument-cluster
lighting has automatic day
and night switchover.
2
17
General views
Instrument panel
z
2
General views
18
z
Headlight
1
2
3
Side light
Low-beam headlight
High-beam headlight
Status indicators
Status indicators
Standard status indicators . . . . . . . . . . 20
Standard warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
3
19
DTC warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Anti-theft alarm warnings . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Drop switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Status indicators
ABS warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
z
Standard status
indicators
20
Multifunction display
Status indicators
3
z
1
2
3
4
5
6
Speedometer
Coolant temperature
Clock ( 37)
Odometer and tripmeters
( 38)
Ride mode ( 43)
Gear indicator ( 20)
Telltale lights
Service-due indicator
1
If the next service is due in less
than one month, the date for
the next service is shown briefly
after the Pre-Ride Check completes. Month 1 and year 2 are
shown; in this example the reading means "August 2010".
2
3
4
Flashing turn indicators,
left
Flashing turn indicators,
right
Idle
High-beam headlight
Gear indicator
The gear engaged or N for neutral appears on the display.
If no gear is engaged, the
'neutral' telltale light also
lights up.
If the motorcycle covers long distances in the course of the year,
under certain circumstances it
might be necessary to have it
serviced at a date in advance
of the forecast due date. If the
countdown distance to the odometer reading at which a service
will be due is less than 1000 km,
the distance is counted down in
steps of 100 km and is shown
briefly after the Pre-Ride Check
completes.
If service is overdue, the due
date or the odometer reading at
which service was due is accom-
If the sevice-due indicator
appears more than a month
before the service date, the date
saved in the instrument cluster
must be adjusted. This situation
can occur if the battery was disconnected for a prolonged period
of time.
If you want to have the date set
consult a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Standard warnings
Mode of presentation
3
21
Warnings are output by a warning
light 1 or indicated by a warning
string in the display.
Status indicators
panied by the 'General' warning
light showing yellow. The word
"Service" remains permanently
visible.
z
3
Status indicators
22
z
If a warning string 2 appears on
the display it is accompanied
by the 'General' warning light 3
showing red or yellow.
If two or more warnings occur at
the same time, all the appropriate
warning lights show, alternating
with warning strings as applicable.
The possible warnings are listed
on the next page.
Warnings, overview
Telltale lights
Lights up yellow
Status indicators
EWS ! appears on
3
Meaning
Electronic immobiliser active (
24)
23
the display
Lights up red
Fuel down to reserve (
Temperature reading flashes
Lights up
Lights up yellow
24)
Coolant temperature too high (
24)
Engine in emergency-operation mode
( 24)
LAMPR ! appears
Rear light bulb defective (
25)
on the display
LAMPF ! appears
z
Parking-light bulb defective (
25)
on the display
LAMP ! appears
on the display
Status indicators
Lights up
Turn-indicator bulb defective (
25)
3
24
Electronic immobiliser
active
General warning light shows
yellow.
Status indicators
EWS ! appears on the display.
z
Possible cause:
The key being used is not authorised for starting, or communication between key and engine
electronics is disrupted.
Remove all other vehicle keys
from the same ring as the ignition key.
Use the reserve key.
Have the defective key replaced, preferably by an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Fuel down to reserve
Warning light for fuel down
to reserve shows.
Lack of fuel can result in
the engine misfiring and
cutting out unexpectedly. Misfiring can damage the catalytic
converter; a hazardous situation
can result if the engine cuts out
unexpectedly.
Do not run the fuel tank dry.
Possible cause:
The fuel tank contains no more
than the reserve quantity of fuel.
Reserve fuel
approx. 4 l
Refuelling ( 66).
Coolant temperature too
high
General warning light shows
red.
The coolant-temperature reading
flashes.
Continuing to ride when the
engine is overheated could
result in engine damage.
You must comply with the instructions below.
Possible cause:
The coolant temperature is too
high.
If possible, ride in the part-load
range to cool down the engine.
If the coolant temperature is
frequently too high, have the
fault rectified as soon as possible by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Engine in emergencyoperation mode
Warning light for engine
fault shows.
The engine is running in
emergency operating mode.
Full engine power or full engine
rpm might not be available and
this can cause hazardous situations, particularly if you attempt
to overtake other road users.
Engine power level might be
Possible cause:
The engine control unit has diagnosed a fault. In exceptional
cases, the engine stops and refuses to start. Otherwise, the engine runs in emergency operating
mode.
You can continue to ride, but
bear in mind that the usual engine power or the full range of
engine rpm might not be available.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Rear light bulb defective
General warning light shows
yellow.
LAMPR ! appears on the display.
Possible cause:
Rear light or brake light bulb defective.
The LED rear light must be
replaced. Consult a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Parking-light bulb
defective
LAMPF ! appears on the display.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easier for other users to
oversee the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
Possible cause:
Parking-light bulb defective.
Replacing parking-light bulb,
left ( 126).
Replacing parking-light bulb,
right ( 128).
Turn-indicator bulb
defective
3
25
LAMP ! appears on the display.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easier for other users to
oversee the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
Possible cause:
Turn-indicator bulb defective
Replacing turn indicator bulbs,
front and rear ( 129).
ABS warnings
with BMW Motorrad Race
ABS OE
Status indicators
lower than normal: adapt your
style of riding accordingly.
z
3
Mode of presentation
Status indicators
26
z
ABS warnings are indicated by
one of the ABS warning lights.
ABS warning light
described in this manual.
Possible alternative warning
light necessary on account
of special regulations.
The detailed descriptions relating to BMW Motorrad Race ABS
start on page ( 96), and you
will find an overview listing the
possible warnings on the next
page.
Status indicators
3
Meaning
Flashes
ABS self-diagnosis not completed
( 28)
Lights up
ABS deactivated (
Lights up
ABS fault (
28)
27
28)
Status indicators
Warnings, overview
Telltale lights
z
3
Status indicators
28
z
ABS self-diagnosis not
completed
ABS fault
Mode of presentation
ABS warning light shows.
ABS warning light flashes.
Possible cause:
The ABS function is not
available, because selfdiagnosis did not complete. The
motorcycle has to move forward
a few metres for the wheel
sensors to be tested.
Pull away slowly. Bear in mind
that the ABS function is not
available until self-diagnosis has
completed.
ABS deactivated
ABS warning light shows.
Possible cause:
The rider has switched off the
ABS system.
Activating ABS function
( 42).
Possible cause:
The ABS control unit has detected a fault. The ABS function is
not available.
You can continue to ride the
motorcycle, but make due provision for the fact that the ABS
function is not available. Bear
in mind the more detailed information on situations that can
lead to an ABS fault ( 98).
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
DTC warnings
with BMW Motorrad Race ABS
and DTC OE
DTC warnings are indicated by
the DTC warning light.
The detailed descriptions relating
to BMW Motorrad DTC start on
page ( 99), and you will find
an overview listing the possible
warnings on the next page.
Status indicators
3
Meaning
Quick-flashes
DTC intervention (
Slow-flashes
Self-diagnosis not completed (
Lights up
DTC switched off (
Lights up
DTC fault (
30)
29
30)
30)
30)
Status indicators
Warnings, overview
Telltale lights
z
3
Status indicators
30
z
DTC intervention
DTC warning light quickflashes.
The DTC has detected a degree
of instability at the rear wheel
and has intervened to reduce
torque. The warning light flashes
for longer than DTC intervention
lasts. This affords the rider visual
feedback on control intervention
even after the critical situation
has been dealt with.
Self-diagnosis not
completed
DTC warning light slowflashes.
Possible cause:
Self-diagnosis did not complete,
so the DTC function is not available. The engine must be running and the motorcycle must
reach a speed of at least 5 km/h
in order for DTC self-diagnosis to
complete.
Pull away slowly. Bear in mind
that the DTC function is not
available until self-diagnosis has
completed.
DTC switched off
DTC warning light shows.
Possible cause:
The rider has switched off the
DTC system.
Activate the DTC function
( 43).
DTC fault
DTC warning light shows.
Possible cause:
The DTC control unit has detected a fault.
You can continue to ride. Bear
in mind that the DTC function
is not available or the functionality might be subject to certain
restrictions. Bear in mind the
more detailed information on
situations that can lead to a
DTC fault ( 99).
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Anti-theft alarm
warnings
with anti-theft alarm (DWA) OE
Mode of presentation
3
Anti-theft alarm warnings appear
as plain-text warnings 2 in combination with the 'General' warning light 3 showing after the PreRide Check and relate to the capacity of the internal battery that
supplies power to the anti-theft
alarm.
The possible warnings are listed
on the next page.
Status indicators
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3
Warnings, overview
Telltale lights
32
Status indicators
DWALO ! appears
Meaning
Anti-theft alarm battery weak (
33)
on the display
Status indicators
Lights up yellow
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DWA ! appears on
the display
Anti-theft alarm battery flat (
33)
DWALO ! appears on the display.
This error message appears
only briefly after the preride check completes.
Possible cause:
The integral battery in the antitheft alarm has lost a significant
proportion of its original capacity. There is no assurance of
how long the anti-theft alarm can
remain operational if the motorcycle's battery is disconnected.
Seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Anti-theft alarm battery
flat
General warning light shows
yellow.
DWA ! appears on the display.
This error message appears
only briefly after the preride check completes.
Possible cause:
The integral battery in the antitheft alarm has lost its entire original capacity. There is no assurance that the anti-theft alarm will
be operational if the motorcycle's
battery is disconnected.
Seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Drop switch
with drop switch OA
Motorcycle dropped
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VDS! (Vertical Down Sensor)
appears on the blank display.
Possible cause:
The drop switch has detected a
drop and has cut out the engine.
Bring the motorcycle to the
upright position
Switch the ignition off and
then on again or switch the kill
switch on and then off again.
Status indicators
Anti-theft alarm battery
weak
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3
Drop switch missing or
defective
Status indicators
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VDS! (Vertical Down Sensor)
appears on the display.
Possible cause:
The drop switch is registered
with the motorcycle's electronics,
but it is not currently installed.
Install the drop switch.
Possible cause:
A defect in the drop switch has
been detected.
Seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Operation
Ignition switch and steering lock . . . . 36
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Electronic immobiliser EWS . . . . . . . . . 37
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Front and rear seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Odometer and tripmeters . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Luggage loops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Emergency off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
BMW Motorrad Race ABS . . . . . . . . . . 41
Dynamic Traction Control DTC . . . . . 42
Ride mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
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Operation
Operation
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Ignition switch and
steering lock
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Keys
Operation
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You receive two master keys and
one spare key. Please consult
the information on the electronic
immobiliser (EWS) if a key is lost
or mislaid ( 37).
Ignition switch and steering lock,
tank filler cap lock and seat lock
are all operated with the same
key.
Switching on ignition
Parking lights and all function
circuits switched on.
Engine can be started.
Pre-ride check is performed.
( 60)
with BMW Motorrad Race
ABS OE
ABS self-diagnosis is
performed. ( 61)
with BMW Motorrad Race ABS
and DTC OE
DTC self-diagnosis is performed. ( 62)
Lights switched off.
Handlebars not locked.
Key can be removed.
Locking handlebars
Turn the handlebars all the way
to left
Switching off ignition
Turn the key to position 3,
while moving the handlebars
slightly.
Ignition, lights and all function
circuits switched off.
Handlebars locked.
Key can be removed.
Turn the key to position 1.
Turn the key to position 2.
The motorcycle's electronics
exchange certain continuously
changing signals with the electronics in the key; these signals
are specific to your motorcycle
and they are transmitted via the
ring aerial in the ignition lock.
The ignition is not enabled for
starting until the engine control
unit has recognised the key as
"authorised" for your motorcycle.
A spare key attached to
the same ring as the ignition key used to start the engine could "irritate" the electronics, in which case the enabling
signal for starting is not issued.
The EWS warning appears in the
multifunction display.
Always keep the spare key separately from the ignition key.
If you mislay a key you can have
the key in question barred by
your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer. In order to have a key
barred you must bring along all
the other keys belonging to the
motorcycle.
The engine cannot be started by
a barred key, but a key that has
been barred can subsequently be
reactivated.
You can obtain replacement/extra
keys only through an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer. The keys
are part of an integrated security
system, so the dealer is under an
obligation to check the legitimacy
of all applications for replacement/extra keys.
Clock
Setting clock
Attempting to set the clock
while riding the motorcycle
can lead to accidents.
Set the clock only when the motorcycle is stationary.
Switch on the ignition.
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Operation
Electronic immobiliser
EWS
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Press and hold down button 2
until the hours number 3
flashes.
Press button 1 to step the
hours reading up.
Press button 2 to step the
hours reading down.
When the hours reading is correct, hold down button 2 until
minutes reading 4 flashes.
Press button 1 to step the
minutes reading up.
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Operation
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Press button 2 to step the
minutes reading down.
When the minutes reading is
correct, press and hold down
button 2 until the number
stops flashing.
This completes the process.
Odometer and
tripmeters
Selecting readings
Switch on the ignition.
Repeatedly press button 1 until
the value you want appears in
panel 3.
The following values can be displayed:
Residual range
Total distance covered
Tripmeter 1 (Trip I)
Tripmeter 2 (Trip II)
Residual range (once fuel level
is down to reserve)
Resetting tripmeter
Switch on the ignition.
Select the desired tripmeter.
Press and hold down button 1
until the tripmeter reading is
reset.
The residual-range readout 1 indicates how far you can ride with
the fuel remaining in the tank.
This reading is not displayed until
fuel level has dropped to reserve.
This distance is calculated on the
basis of fuel level and average
consumption.
When refuelling after running on
reserve, make sure that you top
up the tank to a level above reserve, as otherwise the sensor
will not be able to register the
new level. If the sensor cannot register the new level the
The calculated range is an
approximate value. Consequently, BMW Motorrad recommends that you should not
try to use the full residual range
before refuelling.
High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher
Lights
Side light
The side lights switch on automatically when the ignition is
switched on.
The side lights place
a strain on the battery.
Do not switch the ignition
on for longer than absolutely
necessary.
Low-beam headlight
The low-beam headlight switches
on automatically when you start
the engine.
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Start the engine.
Push switch 1 forward to
switch on the high-beam
headlight.
Pull switch 1 back to operate
the headlight flasher.
Parking light
Switch off the ignition.
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Immediately after switching off
the ignition, push button 1 to
the left and hold it in this position until the parking lights
come on.
Switch the ignition on and off
again to switch off the parking
lights.
Turn indicators
Operating flashing turn
indicators
Switch on the ignition.
Operation
residual-range readout cannot be
updated.
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The turn indicators are cancelled automatically after
you have ridden for approximately 10 seconds, or covered a
distance of about 200 m.
Hazard warning
flashers
Switching on hazard
warning flashers
Switch on the ignition.
Operation
The hazard warning flashers place a strain on the
battery. Do not use the hazard
warning flashers for longer than
absolutely necessary.
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Push button 1 to the left to
switch on the left flashing turn
indicators.
Push button 1 to the right to
switch on the right flashing turn
indicators.
Centre button 1 to cancel the
flashing turn indicators.
If you press a turn-indicator button with the ignition
switched on, the turn-indicator
function is activated instead of
the hazard warning flashers, and
remains active until you release
the button. The hazard warning
flashers recommence flashing as
soon as the button is released.
Press button 1 to switch on
the hazard warning flashers.
Ignition can be switched off.
Press button 1 again to switch
off the hazard warning flashers.
Emergency off switch
(kill switch)
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b
1
Emergency off switch (kill
switch)
Operating the kill switch
when riding can cause
the rear wheel to lock and thus
cause a fall.
Do not operate the kill switch
when riding.
The emergency off switch is a
kill switch for switching off the
engine quickly and easily.
Engine switched off
Normal operating position
(run)
BMW Motorrad Race
ABS
with BMW Motorrad Race
ABS OE
Deactivating ABS function
Switch on the ignition.
You have the option of deactivating the ABS function
while the motorcycle is on the
move.
Press and hold down button 1
until ABS warning light 2
changes status.
ABS warning light shows.
Operation
41
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with BMW Motorrad Race ABS
and DTC OE
Operation
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The ABS function is deactivated.
Activating ABS function
If the coding plug for the
SLICK function is not inserted,
switching the ignition off and
then on again will have the
same effect.
If you switch the ignition off
then on again and the ABS
light comes back on, there is a
fault in the ABS.
Press and hold down button 1
until first DTC warning light 3
and then ABS warning light 2
change their status.
The DTC setting remains unchanged.
ABS warning light shows.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
ABS warning light remains
ON.
Dynamic Traction
Control DTC
Press and hold down button 1
until ABS warning light 2
changes status.
ABS warning light goes out;
if self-diagnosis has not
completed it starts flashing.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
The ABS warning light remains off or continues to
flash.
The ABS function is activated.
with BMW Motorrad Race ABS
and DTC OE
Deactivating DTC function
Switch on the ignition.
You have the option of deactivating the DTC function
while the motorcycle is on the
move.
Press and hold down button 1
until DTC warning light 3
changes status.
DTC warning light starts to
show.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
DTC warning light remains
ON.
The DTC function is deactivated.
Press and hold down button 1
until DTC warning light 3
changes status.
DTC warning light goes
out; if self-diagnosis has not
completed it starts flashing.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
DTC warning light remains
off or continues to flash.
The DTC function is activated.
If the coding plug for the
SLICK function is not inserted,
switching the ignition off and
then on again will have the
same effect.
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A DTC fault has occurred
if the DTC warning light
shows when the motorcycle
accelerates to a speed in excess of 10 km/h after the ignition was switched off and then
on again.
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Ride mode
Setting riding mode
Switch on the ignition.
If you want to change the ride
mode while on the move: note
the preconditions for changing
mode described below.
See the section entitled
"Engineering details"
for more information on the
various ride modes that can be
selected.
Operation
Activating DTC function
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Operation
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Press button 1.
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Arrow 1 and selection menu 2
show. The current setting is
shown at position 3.
If the coding plug has been inserted the menu includes the
SLICK mode 4 as an extra selectable item.
Activating SLICK mode ( 45).
Repeatedly press button 1 until
the arrow is to the left of the
setting you want.
With the motorcycle at a standstill, the mode you select is activated after approximately ten
seconds.
The newly selected ride mode
is activated as you ride only
when the following preconditions are satisfied:
Brake not applied
Throttle twistgrip in fully closed
position
Clutch pulled
Once the new ride mode has
been activated, the selection
Activating SLICK mode
Remove the front seat (
Switch off the ignition.
54).
to-surface grip is of the very high
level generally encountered only
on race tracks. This calls for a
correspondingly high level of skill
and experience on the part of the
rider.
Activate SLICK mode only on
race tracks and only when running the motorcycle on racing
slicks.
Dirt and moisture can penetrate the open plug and
lead to malfunctions.
Reinstall the cap after removing
the coding plug.
Remove cap of plug 1.
The SLICK mode is set up
for racing slicks and the assumption on which the parameter
settings are based is that tyre-
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To do so, press retainer 2 and
pull the cap up.
Install the coding plug.
Switch on the ignition.
Operation
menu disappears from the display.
The mode selected in this way
is retained with the enginecharacteristic adaptations, ABS
and DTC settings even after
the ignition has been switched
off.
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Attempting to adjust the
handbrake lever while riding the motorcycle can lead to
accidents.
Do not attempt to adjust the
handbrake lever unless the motorcycle is at a standstill.
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Operation
46
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From position 1: widest span
between handlebar grip and
clutch lever
to position 6: narrowest span
between handlebar grip and
handlebar lever
Mirrors
Adjusting mirrors
When the coding plug is inserted, RAIN mode 1 is activated
automatically for safety reasons.
Setting riding mode ( 43).
Install the front seat ( 54).
Brakes
Adjust the handbrake
lever
Changing the position of
the brake-fluid reservoir can
allow air to penetrate the brake
system.
Do not twist the handlebar fitting
or the handlebars.
Applying light pressure from
behind, turn adjusting screw 1
to the desired position.
The adjusting screw is easier to turn if you push the
handbrake lever forward.
Adjustment options:
Turn the mirror to the correct
position.
Load-dependent adjustment of spring preload
Setting
It is essential to set spring preload of the front suspension to
suit the terrain. Increase spring
preload for riding in rough terrain
and reduce if the terrain is level.
It is essential to set spring preload of the rear suspension to
suit the load carried by the motorcycle. Increase spring preload
when the motorcycle is heavily
loaded and reduce spring preload
accordingly when the motorcycle
is lightly loaded.
Adjusting spring preload
for front wheel
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Make sure there is no load
on the motorcycle; remove all
items of luggage, if carried.
Negative spring displacement of front wheel
10...15 mm (With rider
85 kg)
Hold the motorcycle upright
and measure distance d from
bottom edge 1 of the outer
tube to front axle 2.
Apply the rider's weight to the
motorcycle.
With the assistance of a
second person, measure
distance d between points 1
and 2 again and calculate the
difference between the two
readings.
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Operation
Spring preload
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Your motorcycle's handling will suffer if you do not
match the spring-preload and
damping-characteristic settings.
Adjust the damping characteristic
to suit spring preload.
To reduce the difference (increase spring preload, in other
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Operation
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words), use the tool from the
on-board toolkit to turn adjusting screws 3 in direction a.
To increase the difference (reduce spring preload, in other
words), use the tool from the
on-board toolkit to turn adjusting screws 3 in direction b.
Adjusting spring preload
for rear wheel
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Make sure there is no load
on the motorcycle; remove all
items of luggage, if carried.
Use the tool from the on-board
toolkit to slacken screw 1.
plate carrier to screw 2 of the
chain guard.
Apply the rider's weight to the
motorcycle.
With the assistance of a
second person, measure
distance d between points 1
and 2 again and calculate the
difference between the two
readings.
Load-dependent adjustment of spring preload
Negative spring displacement of rear wheel
20...25 mm (With rider
85 kg)
Hold the motorcycle upright
and measure distance d from
bottom edge 1 of the number-
Tighten screw 1 to the specified tightening torque.
Clamping screw to top
spring retainer
Adjusting compressionstage damping for front
wheel
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3 Nm
Your motorcycle's handling will suffer if you do not
match the spring-preload and
damping-characteristic settings.
Adjust the damping characteristic
to suit spring preload.
To reduce the difference (increase spring preload, in other
words), use the tool from the
on-board toolkit to turn adjusting ring 2 in direction a.
To increase the difference (reduce spring preload, in other
words), use the tool from the
on-board toolkit to turn adjusting ring 2 in direction b.
Operation
Damping
Setting
Damping must be adapted to suit
the surface on which the motorcycle is ridden and to suit spring
preload.
An uneven surface requires
softer damping than a smooth
surface.
An increase in spring preload
requires firmer damping, a reduction in spring preload requires softer damping.
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Use adjusting screws 1 on
left and right to adjust the
compression-stage damping.
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Compression stage, basic
setting, front
Operation
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Adjusting rebound-stage
damping for front wheel
Position 3 (comfortable setting with rider 85 kg)
Position 5 (normal setting
with rider 85 kg)
To increase damping: Use the
tool from the on-board kit to
turn the adjusting screw in the
appropriate direction so that
mark 2 points to a higher reading on the scale.
To reduce damping: Use the
tool from the on-board kit to
turn the adjusting screw in the
appropriate direction so that
mark 2 points to a lower reading on the scale.
Position 8 (sports setting
with rider 85 kg)
Make sure that the settings are
identical on left and right.
Adjust rebound-stage damping
by turning adjusting screws 1
on the left and right fork legs.
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Rebound stage, basic
setting, front
Position 5 (normal setting
with rider 85 kg)
To increase damping: Use the
tool from the on-board kit to
turn the adjusting screw in the
appropriate direction so that
mark 2 points to a higher reading on the scale.
To reduce damping: Use the
tool from the on-board kit to
turn the adjusting screw in the
appropriate direction so that
mark 2 points to a lower reading on the scale.
Position 8 (sports setting
with rider 85 kg)
Adjusting compressionstage damping for rear
wheel
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Adjust compression-stage
damping for long bump
travel (low speed) by turning
adjusting screw 1 and adjust
compression-stage damping for
short bump travel (high speed)
by turning adjusting ring 2.
Operation
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Position 2 (comfortable setting with rider 85 kg)
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Compression stage, basic
setting, rear, high speed
Operation
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Position 2 (comfortable setting with rider 85 kg)
Position 6 (normal setting
with rider 85 kg)
To increase damping: Use the
tool from the on-board toolkit to turn the adjusting screw
or the adjusting ring, as applicable, in the appropriate direction so that mark 3 or, respectively, 4 points to a higher
reading on the scale.
To reduce damping: Use the
tool from the on-board toolkit to turn the adjusting screw
or the adjusting ring, as applicable, in the appropriate direction so that mark 3 or, respectively, 4 points to a lower
reading on the scale.
Position 10 (sports setting
with rider 85 kg)
Compression stage, basic
setting, rear, low speed
Adjust compression-stage
damping by turning adjusting
screw 1.
Position 1 (comfortable setting with rider 85 kg)
Position 4 (normal setting
with rider 85 kg)
Position 9 (sports setting
with rider 85 kg)
Adjusting rebound-stage
damping for rear wheel
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
To increase damping: Use the
tool from the on-board kit to
turn the adjusting screw in the
appropriate direction so that
Rebound stage, basic
setting, rear
Position 2 (comfortable setting with rider 85 kg)
Position 5 (normal setting
with rider 85 kg)
Position 8 (sports setting
with rider 85 kg)
Tyres
Checking tyre pressure
Incorrect tyre pressures impair the motorcycle's handling characteristics and increase
the rate of tyre wear.
Always check that the tyre pressures are correct.
At high road speeds, tyre
valves have a tendency to
open as a result of centrifugal
force.
Fit valve caps with rubber seals
and screw them on firmly to prevent sudden deflation.
If tyre pressure is too low:
Correct tyre pressure.
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Front and rear seats
53
Removing rear seat
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Check tyre pressures against
the data below.
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Tyre pressure, front
2.5 bar (Tyre cold)
Tyre pressure, rear
2.9 bar (Tyre cold)
Operation
mark 2 points to a higher reading on the scale.
To reduce damping: Use the
tool from the on-board kit to
turn the adjusting screw in the
appropriate direction so that
mark 2 points to a lower reading on the scale.
Open seat lock 1 with the ignition key.
Lift the rear seat at the rear
and then work it back to remove.
Remove the ignition key from
the lock and place the rear
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Remove the front seat
Install the front seat
Installing rear seat
Operation
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seat, upholstered side down,
on a clean surface.
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Engage the rear seat in
mounts 2 on left and right,
then apply pressure to the rear
of the seat to push it down.
Lock the seat lock with the ignition key.
Push the upholstery of the
front seat forward slightly
above screws 1 and hold it in
this position.
Remove the screws.
Push the seat forward and
lift it at the rear to remove.
Take care not to let the screws
scratch the trim panels.
Place the seat, upholstered
side down, on a clean surface.
Engage the front seat in
mount 2, then lower the rear of
the seat to bring the holes into
alignment with screw holes 3.
Take care not to let the screws
scratch the trim panels.
Luggage loops
Securing luggage to
motorcycle
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Push the upholstery of the
front seat forward slightly
above the screw holes and
hold it in this position.
Install screws 1.
Helmet holder
Securing helmet to
motorcycle
Remove the rear seat ( 53).
Turn the rear seat upside
down.
Operation
Remove the rear seat ( 53).
Turn the rear seat upside
down.
The helmet catch can
scratch the panelling.
Make sure the lock is out of the
way when you hook the helmet
into position.
Pass the wire rope available as
an accessory through the helmet and engage the eyes of
the wire rope in helmet holder 1.
Install the rear seat ( 54).
Place the helmet on the front
seat.
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Pull loops 1 out of the holders
and to the outside and down.
Install the rear seat ( 54).
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Operation
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Use the loops 1 and the rear
footrests, for example, to secure luggage to the rear seat.
In this process, take care not to
damage the rear trim panels.
Riding
Riding
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
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Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Shifting gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Riding
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
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Safety instructions
58
Do not ride without the correct
clothing. Always wear:
Helmet
Motorcycling jacket and
trousers
Gloves
Boots
Riding
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Rider's equipment
Settings of the spring-strut and
shock-absorber system
Imbalanced load
Loose clothing
Insufficient tyre pressure
Poor tyre tread
Etc.
Correct loading
Do not ride your motorcycle after
consuming alcohol, drugs and/or
medication.
Risk of poisoning
Exhaust fumes contain carbon
monoxide, which is colourless
and odourless but highly toxic.
This applies even to short journeys, and to every season of
the year. Your authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer will be glad to
advise you on the correct clothing for every purpose.
Overloading and imbalanced loads can adversely
affect the motorcycle's handling.
Do not exceed the permissible
gross weight and be sure to
comply with the instructions on
loading.
Inhaling the exhaust fumes
therefore represents a
health hazard and can even
cause loss of consciousness with
fatal consequences.
Do not inhale exhaust fumes.
Do not run the engine in an enclosed space.
Speed
Alcohol and drugs
High voltage
If you ride at high speed, always
bear in mind that various boundary conditions can adversely affect the handling of your motorcycle:
Even small amounts of
alcohol or drugs will adversely affect your perception
and your ability to assess situations and make decisions, and
slow down your reflexes. Medication can exacerbate these effects.
Touching live parts of the
ignition system with the
engine running can cause electric
shock.
Do not touch parts of the ignition system when the engine is
running.
Risk of fire
Tampering
If misfiring causes unburned fuel
to enter the catalytic converter,
there is a danger of overheating
and damage.
For this reason, observe the following points:
Do not run the fuel tank dry.
Do not attempt to start or run
the engine with a spark-plug
cap disconnected.
Stop the engine immediately if
it misfires.
Use only unleaded fuel.
Comply with all specified maintenance intervals.
Temperatures at the exhaust are
high.
Tampering with motorcycle settings (e.g. electronic engine management unit,
throttle valves, clutch) can cause
damages to the components in
question and lead to failure of
safety-relevant functions. Damage caused in this way is not
covered by the warranty.
Do not tamper with the engine
control unit.
Unburned fuel will destroy
the catalytic converter.
Note the points listed for protection of the catalytic converter.
Flammable materials (e.g.
hay, leaves, grass, clothing
and luggage, etc.) could ignite
if allowed to come into contact
with the hot exhaust pipe.
Do not permit flammable materials to come into contact with the
hot exhaust system.
Cooling would be
inadequate if the engine
were allowed to idle for a lengthy
period with the motorcycle at
a standstill: overheating would
result. In extreme cases, the
motorcycle could catch fire.
Do not allow the engine to idle
unnecessarily. Ride away immediately after starting the engine.
Checklist
Use the following checklist to
check important functions, settings and wear limits before you
ride off.
Brakes
Brake-fluid levels, front and rear
Clutch
Shock absorber setting and
spring preload
Tyre-tread depth and tyre
pressures
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Catalytic converter
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Security of the luggage
Tension and lubrication of the
drive chain
At regular intervals:
Engine oil level (every refuelling
stop)
Brake-pad wear (every third
refuelling stop)
Starting
Side stand
You cannot start the motorcycle
with the side stand extended and
a gear engaged. The engine will
switch itself off if you start it with
the gearbox in neutral and then
engage a gear before retracting
the side stand.
ignition, as otherwise the engine
will refuse to start.
Starting engine
Switch on the ignition.
Pre-ride check is performed.
( 60)
with BMW Motorrad Race
ABS OE
ABS self-diagnosis is
performed. ( 61)
with BMW Motorrad Race ABS
and DTC OE
DTC self-diagnosis is performed. ( 62)
The start attempt is automatically interrupted if battery voltage is too low. Recharge
the battery before you start the
engine, or use jump leads and a
donor battery to start.
The engine starts.
Consult the troubleshooting
chart below if the engine refuses to start. ( 142)
Pre-ride check
The instrument panel runs a test
of the warning lights and the revolution counter when the ignition is switched on: this is the
Pre-Ride-Check". The test is
Gearbox
You can start the engine when
the gearbox is in neutral or if you
pull the clutch with a gear engaged. Do not pull the clutch until after you have switched on the
If ambient temperatures are
very low, you might find it
necessary to open the throttle
slightly when starting the engine.
At ambient temperatures below
0 °C, disengage the clutch after
switching on the ignition.
Press starter button 1.
Phase 1
Phase 3
The needle of the revolution
counter moves to the position
for zero engine revolutions.
The telltale and warning lights go
out.
The display switches to its ordinary display mode.
If a warning light does not show:
Telltale and warning lights 1
light up, 'General' warning light
2 shows yellow.
The needle of the revolution
counter moves all the way to the
position for maximum engine revolutions.
All the segments in the display
light up.
Phase 2
The 'General' warning light
changes from yellow to red.
Some malfunctions cannot
be indicated if one of the
warning lights fails to show.
Make sure that all the warning
and telltale lights come on in the
pre-ride check.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
ABS self-diagnosis
with BMW Motorrad Race
ABS OE
BMW Motorrad Race ABS performs self-diagnosis to ensure its
operability. Self-diagnosis is performed automatically when you
switch on the ignition. The motorcycle has to move forward a
few metres for the wheel sensors
to be tested.
Phase 1
Test of the diagnosis-compatible system components with
the motorcycle at a standstill.
ABS warning light flashes.
Phase 2
Test of the wheel sensors as
the motorcycle pulls away from
rest.
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aborted if you start the engine
before it completes.
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ABS warning light flashes.
ABS self-diagnosis
completed
The ABS warning light goes
out.
If an indicator showing an ABS
fault appears when ABS self-diagnosis completes:
You can continue to ride. Bear
in mind that neither the ABS
function nor the integral braking function is available.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
DTC self-diagnosis
with BMW Motorrad Race ABS
and DTC OE
BMW Motorrad DTC performs
self-diagnosis to ensure its operability. Self-diagnosis is performed automatically when you
switch on the ignition. The engine must be running and the
motorcycle must reach a speed
of at least 5 km/h in order for
DTC self-diagnosis to complete.
Phase 1
Test of the diagnosis-compatible system components with
the motorcycle at a standstill.
DTC warning light slowflashes.
Phase 2
Test of the diagnosis-compatible system components while
the motorcycle is on the move.
DTC warning light slowflashes.
DTC self-diagnosis
completed
The DTC symbol no longer
shows.
If an indicator showing a DTC
fault appears after DTC self-diagnosis completes:
You can continue to ride. Bear
in mind that the DTC function
is not available.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Running in
The first 1000 km
While running in the motorcycle, vary the throttle opening
and engine-speed range frequently; avoid riding at constant
engine rpm for prolonged periods.
Running-in speed
<7000 min-1 (Odometer
reading 0...300 km)
<9000 min-1 (Odometer
reading 300...1000 km)
1000 km (no full-load riding
before odometer reading)
Do not omit the first inspection
after 500 - 1200 km.
Brake pads
New brake pads have to bed
down before they can achieve
their optimum friction levels. You
can compensate for this initial reduction in braking efficiency by
exerting greater pressure on the
levers.
New brake pads can extend stopping distance by a
significant margin.
Apply the brakes in good time.
Shifting gear
Shift light
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Tyres
New tyres have a smooth surface. This must be roughened by
riding in a restrained manner at
various heel angles until the tyres
are run in. This running in procedure is essential if the tyres are
to achieve maximum grip.
Tyres do not have their full
grip when new and there
is a risk of accidents at extreme
angles of heel.
Avoid extreme angles of heel.
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Try to do most of your riding during this initial period on
twisting, fairly hilly roads, avoiding high-speed main roads and
highways if possible.
Comply with the rpm limits for
running in.
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Shift light 1 shows the rider two
engine-speed thresholds:
Pullaway engine speed
When the motorcycle is at a
standstill with the engine running,
the shift light indicates the ideal
engine speed for a racing start.
Shift light off: engine speed
too low
Shift light on: ideal engine
speed for pulling away
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Shift light flashing: engine
speed too high
Shift speed
When the motorcycle is on the
move, the shift light indicates the
engine speed at which the rider
should upshift.
Shift light on: the engine is
approaching the ideal speed for
an upshift
Shift light goes out: the engine
has reached the ideal speed for
an upshift
The engine-speed thresholds
and the way in which the shift
light indicates the various states
can be customised in the SETUP
menu.
Shift assistant
with shift assistant OE
Your motorcycle is equipped
with a shift assistant evolved
from motorcycle-racing technology; the shift assistant enables
you to upshift in virtually all load
and engine-rpm ranges without
pulling the clutch or changing the
throttle-valve angle. The throttle
valve remains open to accelerate
the motorcycle and upshift time
is reduced to a minimum. You
select the gear in the usual way
by means of the foot-operated
shift lever.
Sensor 1 in the shift linkage registers the shift request and triggers shift assistance.
When you are riding at constant
speed with the engine revving
high in a low gear, upshifting
without disengaging the clutch
can cause a severe reaction to
the load change. BMW Motorrad recommends disengaging
the clutch for upshifts in these
circumstances. It is advisable to
avoid using the shift assistant at
engine speeds close to the limits
at which the governor cuts in to
limit engine rpm.
Brakes
How can stopping
distance be minimised?
Each time the brakes are applied,
a load distribution shift takes
place with the load shifting forward from the rear to the front
wheel. The sharper the motorcycle decelerates, the more load
is shifted to the front wheel. The
higher the wheel load, the more
braking force can be transmitted
without the wheel locking.
To optimise stopping distance,
apply the front brakes rapidly and
keep on increasing the force you
apply to the brake lever. This
makes the best possible use of
the dynamic increase in load at
the front wheel. Remember to
pull the clutch at the same time.
In the "panic braking situations"
that are trained so frequently
braking force is applied as rapidly as possible and with the
rider's full force applied to the
brake levers; under these circumstances the dynamic shift in load
distribution cannot keep pace
with the increase in deceleration
and the tyres cannot transmit the
full braking force to the surface
of the road. Under these circumstances the front wheel can lock
up.
Descending mountain
passes
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There is a danger of the
brakes fading if you use
only the rear brakes when descending mountain passes. Under
extreme conditions, the brakes
could overheat and suffer severe
damage.
With the BMW integrated
brake system, the rear brake is
activated when the handbrake
lever is pressed. This protects
against overheating.Only use the
front brake and utilise engine
braking.
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with BMW Motorrad Race
ABS OE
BMW Motorrad Race ABS prevents the front wheel from locking up.
After the motorcycle has
been washed, ridden
through water or ridden in
the rain, the brake discs and
pads might be wet and the
brakes might not take effect
immediately.
Wet brakes
Riding
Shift assistance is not available in
the following situations:
Gearshifts with the clutch
pressed
Gearshifts with the throttle
valve closed (engine overrun)
Downshifts
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Apply the brakes in good time
until the brake discs and brake
pads have dried out.
Riding
Salt on brakes
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The brakes may fail to take
effect immediately if the
motorcycle was ridden on saltcovered roads and the brakes
were not applied for some time.
Apply the brakes in good time
until the salt layer on the brake
discs and brake pads has been
removed.
Oil or grease on brakes
Oil and grease on the brake
discs and pads considerably
diminish braking efficiency.
Especially after repair and maintenance work, make sure that the
brake discs and brake pads are
free of oil and grease.
Dirt or mud on brakes
When riding on loose surfaces or muddy roads, the
brakes may fail to take effect
immediately because of dirt or
moisture on the discs or brake
pads.
Apply the brakes in good time
until the brakes have been
cleaned.
The brake pads will wear
more rapidly if you ride frequently on unsurfaced tracks or
poor roads.
Check the thickness of the brake
pads more frequently and replace
the brake pads in good time.
Refuelling
Fuel is highly flammable. A
naked flame close to the
fuel tank can cause a fire or explosion.
Do not smoke. Never bring a
naked flame near the fuel tank.
Fuel expands when hot.
Fuel escaping from an
overfilled tank could make its way
onto the road surface. This could
cause a fall.
Do not overfill the fuel tank.
Fuel attacks plastics, which
become dull or unsightly.
Wipe off plastic parts immediately
if they come into contact with
fuel.
Fuel can attack the material
of the windscreen, which
becomes dull or unsightly.
Wipe off the windscreen immediately if it comes into contact with
fuel.
Leaded fuel will destroy the
catalytic converter.
Use only unleaded fuel.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Use the ignition key to unlock
cap 1 of the fuel tank and pop
the cap open.
tank past the bottom edge of
the filler neck.
When refuelling after running on reserve, make sure
that you top up the tank to a
level above reserve, as otherwise the sensor will not be able
to register the new level. If the
sensor cannot register the new
level neither the fuel-level reading nor the range readout can be
updated.
Recommended fuel
grade
Super unleaded
95 ROZ/RON
89 AKI
Usable fuel capacity
approx. 17.5 l
Refuel with fuel of the grade
stated below; do not fill the
Reserve fuel
approx. 4 l
Press the fuel tank cap down
firmly to close.
Remove the key and close the
protective cap.
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Open the protective cap.
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On the race track
On the race track
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
LAPTIMER mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
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SETUP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
In the gravel trap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Removing and installing mirrors . . . . . 88
Removing and installing numberplate carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Removing and installing front turn
indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
On the race track
INFO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
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Multifunction display
Selecting display mode
On the race track
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sequent viewing in the INFO
mode.
INFO mode: The data saved
beforehand in LAPTIMER mode
can be viewed in INFO mode.
Note that this mode can be activated only when the motorcycle is
at a standstill.
Repeatedly press button 2 until
the reading shows the mode
you want.
ROAD mode: The ROAD mode
provides you with all the information necessary for riding on public roads. All the descriptions not
included in this section apply to
this mode.
LAPTIMER mode: In LAPTIMER mode you can save lap
times and other data for sub-
SETUP mode: SETUP mode is
for customising the way in which
the instrument panel works in
line with individual preferences.
Note that this mode can be activated only when the motorcycle is
at a standstill.
When the display shows
INFO-MENU or
SETUP-MENU, as applicable,
press and hold down button 2
to activate the mode.
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2
3
4
5
solid line: short press
broken line: press and hold
down
Operating odometer
( 38)
Set the clock ( 37).
Starting timing ( 74).
Starting INFO menu
( 76)
Starting SETUP menu
( 81)
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On the race track
Overview of mode
selection
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LAPTIMER mode
Mode of presentation
Labels for the values
shown on the display
1
2
3
4
The following times can be displayed in the third line:
The fastest lap saved, labelled
"BESTLAP"
The all-time best lap, no label
The running time for the current lap.
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Speedometer
Current lap
Engine temperature
The readings in these lines
can be changed by the
rider ( 72)
Shown here: Time for
the last completed lap
(LASTLAP) and the current lap time
Ride mode selected by the
rider
Gear indicator
The following times can be displayed in the second line:
The time for the preceding lap,
labelled "LASTLAP".
The running time for the current lap.
The possible combinations are
described on page ( 84).
At the start of each new lap the
time for the preceding lap is
shown briefly before the display
switches to the running time of
the current lap. The length of
this freeze period can be set as
described on page ( 87).
1
2
3
4
solid line: short press
broken line: press and hold
down
Ending timing ( 75).
Interrupt the timing
( 75).
Starting timing ( 74).
Customise the display layout ( 74).
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On the race track
Overview of LAPTIMER
mode
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Customising display
layout
Starting timing
74
of another lap can be started
only by an external signal.
Infrared receiver
On the race track
with infrared receiver OA
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Press button 1 to start timing.
To change the layout of the
display in LAPTIMER mode,
repeatedly press button 2 until
the layout of the display suits
your preferences.
The engine has to be
running in order for the
headlight-flasher signal to be
detected.
Every time you cross the start/
finish line, press button 1 again
to start timing for the next lap.
The data of the preceding lap
are written into memory.
Timing continues even if you
exit the display mode. In the
other modes, however, timing
An infrared signal provides a convenient way of operating the instrument panel in LAPTIMER
mode. The instrument panel
can be operated in this way only
when the infrared receiver available as an optional accessory is
connected. The headlight flasher
button can be used to operate
the instrument panel even when
the infrared receiver is installed.
A lap timeout can be defined to
stop the receiver from registering
completion of a lap prematurely
in response to spurious signals
( 87). Signals received before
this time elapses are ignored.
Interrupting timing
Ending timing
you delete the current timing
session in the INFO mode.
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Press button 1 to interrupt timing.
Press button 1 again to resume timing.
Begin by pressing button 1 to
interrupt timing.
To save the reading as the last
lap time, press and hold down
button 1 until --:--:-appears. Then press button 2
to switch to display mode.
If you do not want to save
the reading, press button 2 to
switch to the display mode.
If more laps are
subsequently timed, lap
numbering resumes. Numbering
is not restarted at lap 1 unless
On the race track
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INFO mode
Selecting saved lap
On the race track
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Repeatedly press button 1
or button 2 to view each lap
stored in memory one after the
other.
If you pull away from rest in
this mode the electronics
switch automatically to ROAD
mode.
Each time button 1 is pressed
the laps saved in memory
are shown in the sequence
described below; each time
button 2 is pressed the laps are
shown in reverse sequence:
All-time best lap (ATBEST)
Best lap saved (BEST)
Last lap saved (LAST)
All other laps saved in memory
Exiting INFO mode
(INFO RETURN)
Option for deleting
the data from memory
(INFO CLEAR ALL) (except
all-time best lap)
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2
3
4
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solid line: short press
broken line: press and hold
down
Selecting saved lap
( 76).
Delete the lap times
( 80).
Direct jump to the
CLEAR ALL menu
Exit the INFO mode
( 78).
Clear all the saved data
( 79).
Activate the ROAD mode
( 79).
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Overview of INFO mode
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Information per lap
On the race track
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Lap time for the lap currently displayed
Exiting INFO mode
1
2
3
Alternately: Top speed
(max) and lowest speed
(min) on the lap currently
displayed
Lap for which the data on
the display apply
Alternately: Average
throttle-twistgrip
position (TH) in percent,
percentage of lap ridden
with brakes applied (BR)
and number of gearshifts
(G) on the lap currently
displayed
Press and hold down button 2
to exit the INFO menu.
The readings already recorded
remain saved in memory.
Repeatedly press button 1 or button 2 until
INFO RETURN appears on
the display.
Hold down button 1 until INFO
CLEAR ALL appears.
Hold down button 2 to clear all
the saved data and return to
the LAPTIMER mode.
Activating ROAD mode
Hold down button 1 until INFO
CLEAR ALL appears.
Press and hold down button 1
to return to the ROAD mode.
The readings already recorded
remain saved in memory.
All-time best lap
The all-time best lap (ATBEST)
is the fastest of all timed laps
and is updated as soon as a
faster lap is timed.
The all-time best lap remains
stored in memory even if the
timed laps are deleted. This
means that other races can subsequently be timed and the lap
times of those races compared
with the laps timed in earlier
races.
If the all-time best lap is from a
race timed in the past, it is accompanied on the display by the
appropriate lap number. If the alltime best lap shows without a lap
number, this lack of a lap number
indicates that the time is from a
race timed in the past but subsequently deleted from memory.
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Clearing all saved data
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Deleting lap times
On the race track
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Repeatedly press button 1 or
button 2 until the lap you want
to delete appears on the display.
Press and hold down button 2
to delete the lap from memory.
If the lap you select for deletion
was
the all-time best lap ATBEST,
the next best lap time in
memory becomes the new alltime best lap.
the best lap in memory BEST,
the lap in question is deleted.
The lap that was the second-
best time until the best time
was deleted becomes the new
best lap.
the last lap in memory LAST,
the lap in question is deleted.
The lap that was the secondlast time until the last time was
deleted becomes the new last
lap.
a lap stored in memory, the
lap in question is deleted. The
numbering of the remaining
laps remains unchanged.
Selecting a parameter
Repeatedly press button 1 or
button 2 until the parameter
you want appears on the display.
If you pull away from rest in
this mode the electronics
switch automatically to ROAD
mode.
Each time button 1 is pressed
the possible parameters
are shown in the sequence
described below; each time
button 2 is pressed the
parameters are shown in reverse
sequence:
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Engine speed for shift light ON
(SFT-ON)
Engine speed for shift light
OFF (SFTOFF)
Shift-light brightness
(SFT-BR)
Shift-light flash frequency
(SFT-FL)
Display setup in laptimer mode
(SETUP LAPTIMER)
Display hold time for the most
recent time (HOLD)
Minimum lap time (LAP-TM)
Exit SETUP
(SETUP RETURN)
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On the race track
SETUP mode
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Overview of SETUP mode
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On the race track
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3
4
solid line: short press
broken line: press and hold
down
Selecting a parameter
( 81).
Direct jump to ROAD
mode
Set the parameter ( 83).
Exit the setup mode
( 83).
Exiting setup mode
SETUP MENU appears on
the display.
Engine speed for shift
light ON
Press and hold down button 2
until the parameter starts to
flash.
Repeatedly press button 1 or
button 2 until the value you
want appears on the display.
When the value you want is
shown:
Press and hold down button 2
until the value stops flashing.
The value is saved.
Press and hold down button 1
until the multifunction display
switches to ROAD mode.
A value that is still flashing will
not be saved.
Alternatively: Repeatedly press
button 1 or button 2 until
SETUP RETURN appears on
the display.
When "SETUP RETURN" is
shown:
Press and hold down button 2
to exit the SETUP menu.
Engine speed for shift light ON in
rpm.
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On the race track
Setting parameter
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Engine speed for shift
light OFF
Shift-light brightness
Shift-light flash frequency
Shift-light brightness expressed
as a percentage of maximum
brightness.
The shift light remains on while
brightness is being adjusted and
immediately adjusts to the selected brightness setting.
Frequency at which the shift light
flashes, shown in Hz (1/s).
If you select ON the shift light
comes on and stays lit without
flashing.
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Engine speed for shift light OFF
in rpm.
You can select only engine
speeds that are higher than the
shift light ON speed.
Display layout in laptimer
mode
You can choose between six display layout versions for the laptimer mode.
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Version 1
The second line shows the running time for the current lap,
the best lap saved in memory
is shown in the third line.
Version 2
The second line shows the time
recorded for the preceding lap,
the running time for the current
lap is shown in the third line.
Version 3
The second line shows the running time for the current lap, the
all-time best lap is shown in the
third line ( 79).
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On the race track
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Version 4
The second line shows the time
recorded for the preceding lap,
the best lap saved in memory is
shown in the third line.
Version 5
The second line shows the running time for the current lap, the
third line is blank.
Version 6
The second line is blank, the
third line shows the running time
for the current lap.
Display-freeze period for
the most recent time
Minimum lap time
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Freeze time in seconds.
After the start of a new lap the
time for the preceding lap remains visible for the selected
period. When this freeze period expires the readout switches
back to the running time for the
current lap.
If an infrared receiver is used for
timing laps, you can set the minimum time that must elapse from
when the first signal is received
until a second signal will be accepted. This prevents the signals
from two or more transmitters in
close proximity from being accepted for processing.
Note too that within this time,
pressing the headlight flasher
button will not start timing for a
new lap.
On the race track
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In the gravel trap
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On very loose surfaces (for example in a gravel trap of a race
track), DTC's attempts to control propulsive power might reduce drive to the extent that the
rear wheel no longer turns. Under these circumstances, BMW
Motorrad recommends temporarily deactivating DTC.
Bear in mind that the rear wheel
will spin on the loose surface and
close the throttle in good time
before you reach a firm surface.
Then reactivate DTC.
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the points where chafing might
occur.
DTC deactivation
Installing mirrors
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Remove the fairing-panel
fasteners.
On each side, remove nuts 1
and remove the mirrors.
Removing and installing
mirrors
Removing mirror
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Secure fairing 2 to fairing
bracket 3 on left and right.
If cable ties are used, affix
adhesive tape as protection at
Engage the left and right mirrors in mounts 4.
Install the nuts at the rear of
the fairing panel and tighten to
specified torque.
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Mirror to front panel carrier
89
Thread-locking compound:
Mechanical thread lock
Removing and installing
number-plate carrier
Removing number-plate
carrier
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Remove the rear seat ( 53).
Disconnect plug 1.
Protect the plug on the motorcycle to prevent the ingress of
foreign matter.
Remove screws 2 and remove
the number-plate carrier. Work
the cable through opening 3.
Install the rear seat ( 54).
Installing number-plate
carrier
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Remove the rear seat ( 53).
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Removing and installing
front turn indicators
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Removing front flashing
turn indicator
On the race track
Remove the side panel
( 111).
Remove screw 2 and remove
the turn indicator. Work the
cable through the fairing side
panel.
Hold the number-plate carrier
in position and work the cable
through opening 3.
Install screws 2.
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Unclip the turn-signal cable at
position 1.
Connect plug 1.
Install the rear seat (
54).
Engage the fairing side panel in
mount 7 on the engine spoiler.
Installing front flashing
turn indicator
6
Seat the side panel in the rubber buffer at position 5.
Install screws 2, 3 and 4.
Remove screw 1 on the inboard side of the right side
panel.
The procedure described
here for the right side apply
applies by analogy to the left side
panel.
Install screw 1.
Remove screws 2, 3 and 4.
Pull the fairing side panel at
position 5 to disengage it from
the rubber buffer and remove.
Work the cable through the
fairing side panel.
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On the race track
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Hold the flashing turn indicator
in position and install screw 2.
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Clip in the turn-signal cable at
position 1.
Install the side panel (
112).
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Race ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Electronic engine management with
BMW Motorrad DTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
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You can choose the mode that
best suits the weather, the road
conditions and your style of riding from four ride modes:
RAIN
SPORT (standard mode)
RACE
SLICK (only with coding plug
inserted)
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Each of these modes produces
perceptible differences in the way
the motorcycle behaves. ABS
and/or DTC can be switched off
in each mode: the explanations
below invariably apply to the behaviour of the motorcycle with
these systems active. The mode
last selected is automatically reactivated after the ignition has
been switched off and then on
again. However, the ABS and/
or DTC systems remain deac-
tivated only if the coding plug is
inserted.
The basic rule is: the sportier
the mode you select, the more
directly can you tap into the engine's reserves of power. At the
same time, the level of rider assistance that the ABS and DTC
systems offer decreases accordingly.
The RAIN, SPORT and RACE
modes are set up for riding with
standard tyres recommended
by BMW Motorrad. The SLICK
mode is for racing slicks and surfaces with a very high level of
grip.
Consequently, you must always
bear the following in mind with
regard to your selection of a ride
mode: the sportier the setting,
the greater the challenge to your
riding skill.
RAIN
The engine's full power is not
made available. Power increase
when you open the throttle is
reserved, engine response is correspondingly soft.
The ABS always intervenes early
enough to prevent as effectively
as possible the wheels from locking and the rear wheel from lifting
off the ground.
The DTC system intervenes early
enough to prevent the rear wheel
from spinning whenever possible.
SPORT
The engine's full power is
available in this mode. Power
increase when you open the
throttle is greater than in RAIN
mode, but engine response is still
reserved.
The behaviour of the ABS is the
same as in RAIN mode.
The DTC system intervenes later
than in RAIN mode, so it is pos-
RACE
RACE is the sportiest mode
available without the coding plug
inserted.
Power increase and engine
response are the same as in
SPORT mode. Response to rider
input, however, is considerably
more direct.
In this mode the ABS intervenes
later. It still prevents the wheels
from locking, but the function
that detects the tendency of
the rear wheel to lift clear of
the ground is deactivated. Under these circumstances the rear
wheel can lift off the ground.
The DTC system intervenes
even later than in the other
modes, so lengthy drifts and
wheelies are possible when
exiting corners.
SLICK
The SLICK mode was developed
for situations in which the rider
has an open view of the road
ahead and the surroundings and
is riding on surfaces with the
high level of grip generally encountered only on race tracks.
Similarly, the assumption on
which the parameters settings
for this mode are based is that
the motorcycle is fitted with racing slicks with a very high level
of dry-surface grip.
Engine power, power increase
and throttle response are all set
up for maximum sportiness.
The behaviour of the ABS is the
same as in RACE mode. However, ABS control is not active at the rear wheel when the
footbrake lever is pressed. Under these circumstances the
rear wheel can lock up. The
function for detecting the rear
wheel's tendency to lift clear of
the ground is also deactivated.
When this mode is selected the
controller of the DTC system
assumes that the motorcycle is
running on racing tyres with maximum grip (slicks). Long wheelies
and wheelies at shallow angles
of lift are possible, and it is important to bear in mind that under these circumstances it is
also possible that the motorcycle
might flip over backwards!
The coding plug has to be inserted in order for you to access
this mode. BMW Motorrad recommends inserting the coding plug only for riding on closed
roads and removing it before taking the motorcycle out onto public roads.
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exiting corners.
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Mode changes
A mode change involves functions in the engine management
system, the ABS and the DTC
and is possible only in certain operating states:
No drive torque at the rear
wheel
No brake pressure in the brake
system
In order to achieve this state,
the motorcycle must be at
a standstill with the ignition
switched on,
or
the throttle twistgrip must be in
the fully closed position,
the brake levers must be in the
released positions,
the clutch lever must be pulled
and the clutch disengaged.
The desired ride mode is initially
preselected. The mode change
does not take place until the systems in question are all in the
appropriate state.
The selection menu does not
disappear from the display until the mode change has taken
place.
Brake system with
BMW Motorrad Race
ABS
with BMW Motorrad Race
ABS OE
Partially integral brakes
Your motorcycle is equipped with
partially integral brakes. Both
front and rear brakes are applied
when you pull the handbrake
lever. The footbrake lever acts
only on the rear brake.
The integral braking function makes it very difficult
to spin the rear wheel by opening
the throttle with the front brake
applied to keep the motorcycle
stationary (burn-out). Attempted
burn-outs can result in damage
to the rear brake and the clutch.
Deactivate the ABS function if
you are going to attempt a burnout.
How does ABS work?
The amount of braking force that
can be transferred to the road
depends on factors hat include
the coefficient of friction of the
road surface. Loose stones, ice
and snow or a wet road all have
much lower coefficients of friction than a clean, dry asphalt surface. The lower the coefficient
of friction, the longer the braking
distance.
If the rider increases braking
pressure to the extent that brak-
What are the effects of
surface irregularities?
Humps and surface irregularities can cause the wheels to
lose contact temporarily with the
road surface; if this happens the
braking force that can be transmitted to the road can drop to
zero. If the brakes are applied
under these circumstances the
ABS has to reduce braking force
to ensure that directional stability is maintained when the
wheels regain contact with the
road surface. At this instant the
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS
must assume an extremely low
coefficient of friction, so that the
wheels will continue to rotate under all imaginable circumstances,
because this is the precondition
for ensuring directional stability.
As soon as is registers the actual circumstances, the system
reacts instantly and adjusts braking force accordingly to achieve
optimum braking.
What feedback does the
rider receive from the
BMW Motorrad Race
ABS?
If the ABS system has to reduce
braking force on account of the
circumstances described above,
vibration is perceptible through
the handbrake lever.
When the handbrake lever is
pulled, brake pressure is also
built up at the rear wheel by
the integral function. If the
brake pedal is depressed after
the handbrake lever is pulled,
the brake pressure built up
beforehand is perceptible as
counter-pressure sooner than is
the case when the brake pedal is
depressed either before or at the
same time as the brake lever is
pulled.
Rear wheel lift
Even under severe braking, a
high level of tyre grip can mean
that the front wheel does not
lock up until very late, if at all.
Consequently, ABS does not intervene until very late, if at all.
Under these circumstances the
rear wheel can lift off the ground,
and the outcome can be a highsiding situation in which the motorcycle can flip over.
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ing force exceeds the maximum transferrable limit, the wheels
start to lock and the motorcycle
loses its directional stability; a fall
is imminent. Before this situation
can occur, ABS intervenes and
adapts braking pressure to the
maximum transferrable braking
force, so the wheels continue
to turn and directional stability
is maintained irrespective of the
condition of the road surface.
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Severe braking can cause
the rear wheel to lift off the
ground.
When you brake, bear in mind
that ABS control cannot be relied
on in all circumstances to prevent
the rear wheel from lifting clear of
the ground.
Special situations
The speeds of the front and rear
wheels are compared as one
means of detecting a wheel's
incipient tendency to lock. If the
system registers implausible values for a lengthy period the ABS
function is deactivated for safety
reasons and an ABS fault message is issued. Self-diagnosis has to complete before fault
messages can be issued.
In addition to problems with the
BMW Motorrad Race ABS, exceptional riding conditions can
lead to a fault message being issued.
Exceptional riding
conditions:
Heating up with the motorcycle
on an auxiliary stand, in neutral
or with a gear engaged.
Rear wheel locked by the engine brake for a lengthy period,
for example while descending
steep gradients.
If a fault message is issued on
account of exceptional riding
conditions as outlined above, you
can reactivate the ABS function
by switching the ignition off and
on again.
What significance
devolves on regular
maintenance?
Invariably, a technical system cannot perform beyond
the abilities dictated by its level
of maintenance.
In order to ensure that the BMW
Motorrad Race ABS is always
maintained in optimum condition,
it is essential for you to comply
strictly with the specified inspection intervals.
Reserves for safety
The potentially shorter braking
distances which BMW Motorrad
Race ABS permits must not be
used as an excuse for careless
riding. ABS is primarily a means
of ensuring a safety margin in
genuine emergencies.
Take care when cornering. When
you apply the brakes on a corner,
the motorcycle's weight and
momentum take over and even
BMW Motorrad Race ABS is unable to counteract their effects.
with BMW Motorrad Race ABS
and DTC OE
How does DTC work?
The BMW Motorrad DTC compares the speed of rotation of the
front wheel and the rear wheel.
The differential is used to compute slip as a measure of the
reserves of stability available at
the rear wheel. If slip exceeds a
certain limit the electronic engine
management system intervenes,
adapting engine torque accordingly.
Even DTC is constrained
by the laws of physics. Invariably, the rider bears responsibility for assessing road and
traffic conditions and adopting his
or her style of riding accordingly.
Do not take risks that would neg-
ate the additional safety offered
by this system.
Special situations
In accordance with the laws of
physics, the ability to accelerate
is restricted more and more as
the angle of heel increases. Consequently, there can be a perceptible reduction in acceleration
out of very tight bends.
The speeds of the front and rear
wheels are compared and the
angle of heel taken into account
as one means of detecting the
rear wheel's incipient tendency to
spin or slip sideways. If the electronic processor receives values
that it considers implausible over
a lengthy period, a dummy value
is used for the angle of heel or
the DTC function is switched off.
Under these circumstances the
indicator for a DTC fault shows.
Self-diagnosis has to complete
before fault messages can be
issued.
The BMW Motorrad DTC can
shut down automatically under
the exceptional riding conditions
outlined below.
Exceptional riding
conditions:
Riding for a lengthy period with
the front wheel lifted off the
ground (wheelie) and DTC deactivated.
Rear wheel rotating with the
motorcycle held stationary by
applying the front brake (burnout).
Heating up with the motorcycle
on an auxiliary stand, in neutral
or with a gear engaged.
If the coding plug for the SLICK
mode is not inserted, you can
reactivate DTC by switching the
ignition off and then on again and
accelerating to a speed in excess
of 5 km/h.
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If the front wheel lifts clear of the
ground under severe acceleration, the DTC reduces engine
torque until the front wheel regains contact with the ground.
Under these circumstances,
BMW Motorrad recommends
rolling the throttle slightly closed
so as to restore stability with the
least possible delay.
When riding on a slippery surface, never snap the throttle
twistgrip fully closed without
pulling the clutch at the same
time. Engine braking torque can
cause the rear wheel to skid, with
a corresponding loss of stability.
The BMW Motorrad DTC is unable to control a situation of this
nature.
Accessories
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
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BMW Motorrad recommends
the use of parts and accessories
for your motorcycle that are approved by BMW for this purpose.
Genuine BMW parts and accessories and other products
which BMW has approved can
be obtained from your authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer, together
with expert advice on their installation and use.
These parts and products have
been tested by BMW for safety,
function and suitability. BMW
accepts product liability for them.
Conversely, BMW is unable to
accept any liability whatsoever
for parts and accessories which it
has not approved.
Also bear in mind the information on the effect of wheel size
on suspension-control systems
( 116).
BMW Motorrad cannot
assess each non-BMW
product to determine whether it can be used on or in connection with BMW motorcycles
without constituting a safety hazard. Country-specific official authorisation does not suffice as
assurance. Tests conducted by
these instances cannot make
provision for all operating conditions experienced by BMW motorcycles and, consequently, they
are not sufficient in some circumstances.
Use only parts and accessories approved by BMW for your
motorcycle.
Whenever you are planning
modifications, comply with all the
legal requirements. Make sure
that the motorcycle does not
infringe the national road-vehicle
construction and use regulations
applicable in your country.
Luggage
Correct loading
Overloading and imbalanced loads can adversely
affect the motorcycle's handling.
Do not exceed the permissible
gross weight and be sure to
comply with the instructions on
loading.
Set spring preload, damping
characteristic and tyre pressures to suit total weight.
Maintenance
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Side panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Rear-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
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The Maintenance chapter describes straightforward procedures for checking and replacing
certain wear parts.
Special tightening torques are listed as applicable. The tightening
torques for the threaded fasteners on your motorcycle are listed
in the section entitled "Technical
data".
You will find information on more
extensive maintenance and repair
work in the Repair Manual on
DVD for your motorcycle, which
is available from your authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Some of the work calls for special tools and a thorough knowledge of motorcycle technology.
If you are in doubt consult a specialist workshop, preferably your
authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Toolkit
4
5
6
1
2
3
Spare fuses with puller tool
Miniature fuses, 4 A and
7.5 A
Ring spanner
Width across flats 32
Adjust the chain tension
( 115).
Socket wrench
Width across flats 17
Adjusting spring preload
for front wheel ( 47).
Extension for hook
wrench
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Torx bit, T25
Removing and installing
body panels
Hook wrench
Adjusting spring preload
for rear wheel ( 48).
Extension for screwdriver
blade
Adjusting rear suspension (in combination with
plain screwdriver blade)
Open-ended spanner
Width across flats 10/13
Adjust the chain tension
( 115).
Reversible-blade screwdriver with star-head and
plain tips
Removing battery
( 136).
Adjusting front and rear
suspension
Reversible screwdriver
blade
With star-head and Torx
T25
Remove the front seat
( 54).
Removing and installing
body panels
Replacing turn indicator bulbs, front and rear
( 129).
Engine oil
Checking engine oil level
The engine can seize if the
oil level is low, and this can
lead to accidents.
Always make sure that the oil
level is correct.
The oil level varies with the
temperature of the oil. The
higher the temperature, the higher the level of oil in the sump.
Checking the oil level with the
engine cold or after no more than
a short ride will lead to misinterpretation; this in turn, means that
the engine will be operated with
the incorrect quantity of oil.
In order to ensure that the engine oil level is read correctly,
check the oil level only after a
lengthy trip.
Make sure the engine is at operating temperature and hold
the motorcycle upright.
Allow the engine to idle for one
minute.
Switch off the ignition.
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Check the oil level in oil-level
indicator 1.
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Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Wipe the area around the filler
neck clean.
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Top up the engine oil to the
specified level.
Check the engine oil level
( 105).
Install cap 1 of the oil filler
neck.
Brake system
Reliability
Engine oil, specified level
Between MIN and MAX
marks
If the oil level is below the MIN
mark:
Top up the engine oil ( 106).
If the oil level is above the MAX
mark:
Have the oil level corrected
by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Remove cap 1 from the oil filler
neck.
Damage to the engine
can result if it is operated
without enough oil, but the same
also applies if the oil level is too
high.
Always make sure that the oil
level is correct.
A fully functional brake system is
a basic requirement for the road
safety of your motorcycle.
Do not ride the motorcycle if you
have any doubts about the dependability of the brake system.
Under these circumstances have
the brake system checked by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Incorrect working practices
endanger the reliability of
the brakes.
Have all work on the brake sys-
cause damage to the brake system.
In order to ensure the dependability of the brake system, do not
permit the brake pads to wear
past the minimum permissible
thickness.
Checking operation of
brakes
Pull the handbrake lever.
The pressure point must be
clearly perceptible.
Press the footbrake lever.
The pressure point must be
clearly perceptible.
Brake pads
Checking front brake pad
thickness
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Turn the handlebars to the fulllock position.
Visually inspect the left and
right brake pads to ascertain
their thickness. Viewing direction: From the rear toward
brake pads 1.
Brake-pad wear limit,
front
min 0.8 mm (Friction pad
only, without backing plate)
If the brake pads are worn:
Brake pads worn past the
minimum permissible thickness can cause a reduction in
braking efficiency and under
certain circumstances they can
Have the brake pads replaced
by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Checking rear brake pad
thickness
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
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In order to ensure the dependability of the brake system, do not
permit the brake pads to wear
past the minimum permissible
thickness.
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Have the brake pads replaced
by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Visually inspect the brake pads
to ascertain their thickness.
Viewing direction: from the rear
toward brake pads 1.
Brake-pad wear limit, rear
min 1.0 mm (Friction pad
only, without backing plate.
The wear indicators must be
clearly visible.)
If the wear indicating mark is no
longer visible:
Brake pads worn past the
minimum permissible thickness can cause a reduction in
braking efficiency and under
certain circumstances they can
cause damage to the brake system.
Brake fluid
Checking brake-fluid
level, front brakes
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and hold the motorcycle upright.
Move the handlebars to the
straight-ahead position.
Have the defect rectified as
quickly as possible by a specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Check the brake fluid level in
brake fluid reservoir 1.
Wear of the brake pads
causes the brake fluid level
in the reservoir to sink.
Brake fluid level, front
DOT4 brake fluid
It is impermissible for the
brake fluid level to drop below the MIN mark. (Brakefluid reservoir horizontal)
If the brake fluid level drops below the permitted level:
A low fluid level in the
brake reservoir can allow air
to penetrate the brake system.
This significantly reduces braking
efficiency.
Checking brake-fluid
level, rear brakes
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and hold the motorcycle upright.
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Check the brake-fluid level at
regular intervals.
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regular intervals.
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Have the defect rectified as
quickly as possible by a specialist workshop, preferably an
authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
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Coolant
Check the brake fluid level in
rear reservoir 1.
Wear of the brake pads
causes the brake fluid level
in the reservoir to sink.
Brake fluid level, rear
DOT4 brake fluid
Checking coolant level
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
It is impermissible for the
brake fluid level to drop below the MIN mark. (Brakefluid reservoir horizontal)
If the brake fluid level drops below the permitted level:
A low fluid level in the
brake reservoir can allow air
to penetrate the brake system.
This significantly reduces braking
efficiency.
Check the coolant level in expansion tank 1. Viewing direc-
tion: From in front toward the
inside of the right side panel.
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Coolant, specified level
between MIN and MAX
marks on the expansion tank
If the coolant drops below the
permitted level:
Top up the coolant.
Topping up coolant
Remove the side panel
( 111).
Open cap 1 of the expansion
tank.
Top up coolant to specified
level.
Check the coolant level
( 110).
Close the cap of the expansion
tank.
Install the side panel (
112).
Side panel
Removing side panel
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Remove screw 1 on the inboard side of the side panel.
The procedure described
here for the right side apply
applies by analogy to the left side
panel.
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Remove screws 2, 3 and 4.
Pull the fairing side panel at
position 5 to disengage it from
the rubber buffer and remove.
Connect plug 6.
Engage the fairing side panel in
mount 7 on the engine spoiler.
The procedure described
here for the right side apply
applies by analogy to the left side
panel.
Seat the side panel in the rubber buffer at position 5.
Install screws 2, 3 and 4.
Disconnect plug 6.
Remove the side panel.
Checking clutch-lever
play
Clutch play is out of tolerance:
Adjust the clutch-lever play
( 113).
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Adjusting clutch-lever
play
Install screw 1.
Clutch
Checking clutch operation
Pull the clutch lever.
The pressure point must be
clearly perceptible.
If the pressure point is not clearly
perceptible:
Have the clutch checked by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Pull clutch cable 1 as far as
possible away from the clutch
lever.
Measure clutch play a between
the handlebar fitting and the
clutch cable.
Clutch-lever play
0.5...1.0 mm (at the handlebar fitting, with engine cold)
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To increase clutch play: turn
screw 2 in the tightening direction, i.e. into the handlebar
fitting.
To reduce clutch play: turn
screw 2 in the loosening direction, i.e. out off the handlebar
fitting.
Check the clutch-lever play
( 113).
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Repeat the steps in this procedure until clutch play is set
correctly.
Tyres
Maintenance
Checking tyre tread depth
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Your motorcycle's handling
and grip can be impaired
even before the tyres wear to
the minimum tyre tread depth
permitted by law.
Have the tyres changed in good
time before they wear to the
minimum permissible tread
depth.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Measure the tyre tread depth
in the main tread grooves with
wear marks.
Tyres have wear indicators
integrated into the main
tread grooves. The tyre is worn
out when the tyre tread has worn
down to the level of the marks.
The locations of the marks are
indicated on the edge of the tyre,
e.g. by the letters TI, TWI or by
an arrow.
If the tyre tread is worn to minimum:
Replace tyre or tyres, as applicable.
Rims
Checking rims
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Visually inspect the rims for
defects.
Have damaged rims checked
and, if necessary, replaced by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Chain
Lubricating chain
Dirt, dust and inadequate
lubrication will result in accelerated wear and significantly
shorten the drive chain's useful
life.
Clean and lubricate the drive
chain at regular intervals.
Lubricate the drive chain every
800 km at the latest. Lubricate
the chain more frequently if
the motorcycle is ridden in wet,
dusty or dirty conditions.
Switch the ignition off and select neutral.
Clean the drive chain with a
suitable cleaning product, dry it
and apply chain lubricant.
BMW Motorrad recommends
the use of BMW Motorrad
chain lubricant to prolong chain
life.
Wipe off excess lubricant.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Turn the rear wheel until it
reaches the position with the
lowest amount of chain sag.
30...40 mm (Motorcycle with
no weight applied, supported
on its side stand)
If measured value is outside permitted tolerance:
Adjust the chain tension
( 115).
Adjust the chain tension
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Use a screwdriver to push the
chain up and down at a point
midway along the run between
pinion and sprocket and measure difference a.
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Slacken quick-release axle
nut 1.
Slacken locknuts 3 on left and
right.
Use adjusting screws 2 on left
and right to adjust chain tension.
Checking chain tension
( 115).
Make sure that scale readings 4 are the same on left and
right.
Tighten locknuts 3 on left and
right to the specified tightening
torque.
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Wheels
Locknut of the final-drive
chain tensioning screw
Tyre recommendation
16 Nm
Tighten quick-release axle
nut 1 to the specified tightening torque.
Rear quick-release axle in
swinging arm
Thread-locking compound:
Mechanical thread lock
100 Nm
Checking chain wear
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Accelerated wear.
If a component of the
chainset is found to be worn,
the entire chainset has to be
replaced.
Pull the chain back at the rearmost point of the sprocket.
The top of the teeth are still
between the chain links (a): the
chain is OK.
The chain is being pulled out
over the top of the teeth (b):
contact a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
For each size of tyre BMW
Motorrad tests and classifies
as roadworthy certain makes.
BMW Motorrad cannot assess
the suitability or provide any
guarantee of road safety for other
tyres.
BMW Motorrad recommends
using only tyres tested by BMW
Motorrad.
You can obtain detailed information from your authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer or on the Internet at www.bmw-motorrad.com.
Effect of wheel size
on suspension-control
systems
Wheel size is very important as
a parameter for the running-gear
control systems ABS and DTC.
In particular, the diameter and the
width of a motorcycle's wheels
Removing front wheel
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Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
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Remove screw 1 and remove
the ABS sensor from its bore.
Unclip the ABS sensor cable
from clips 2.
Mask off the parts of the wheel
rim that could be scratched in
the process of removing the
brake calipers.
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Once the calipers have
been removed, there is
a risk of the brake pads being
pressed together to the extent
that they cannot be slipped back
over the brake disc on reassembly.
Do not operate the handbrake
lever when the brake calipers
have been removed.
Remove screws 3 of the brake
calipers on left and right.
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are programmed into the control
unit and are fundamental to all
calculations. Any change in these
influencing variables, caused for
example by a switch to wheels
other than those installed exworks, can have serious effects
on the performance of the control systems.
The sensor rings are essential
for correct road-speed calculation, and they too must match
the motorcycle's control systems and consequently cannot
be changed.
If you decide that you would like
to fit non-standard wheels to
your motorcycle, it is very important to consult a specialist workshop beforehand, preferably an
authorised BMW Motorrad dealer. In some cases, the data programmed into the control units
can be changed to suit the new
wheel sizes.
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the BMW Motorrad front-wheel
stand for lifting the motorcycle.
Install the auxiliary stand at
front wheel ( 122).
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Remove quick-release axle 2,
while supporting the wheel.
Roll the front wheel forward to
remove.
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Force the brake pads 4 slightly
apart by rocking brake caliper 5
back and forth against brake
disc 6.
Carefully pull the brake calipers
back and out until clear of the
brake discs.
Place the motorcycle on an
auxiliary stand; BMW Motorrad
recommends the BMW Motorrad rear-wheel stand.
Install the auxiliary stand at rear
wheel ( 124).
Raise front of motorcycle until
the front wheel can turn freely.
BMW Motorrad recommends
Possible malfunctions when
ABS and DTC systems intervene if non-standard wheels
are installed.
See the information on the effect
of wheel size on the ABS and
DTC systems at the start of this
chapter.
The left axle clamping
screw locates the threaded
bush in the front suspension.
In order to ensure that the
threaded bush remains correctly
aligned, do not slacken or
remove the left axle camping
screw.
Slacken right axle clamping
screws 1.
Threaded fasteners not
tightened to the specified
torque can work loose or their
threads can suffer damage.
Always have the security of the
fasteners checked by a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
The front wheel must be
installed right way round to
rotate in the correct direction.
Roll the front wheel into position between the front forks.
Clamping screws in axle
holder
19 Nm
Remove the front-wheel stand
and the auxiliary stand.
Ease the brake calipers on to
the brake discs.
Radial brake caliper to
axle mount
38 Nm
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Note the direction-of-rotation arrows on the tyre or the wheel
rim.
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Raise the front wheel, insert
quick-release axle 2 and tighten to specified torque.
Quick-release axle in
threaded bush
50 Nm
Tighten right axle clamping
screws 1 to the specified tightening torque.
Tighten screws 3 on left and
right to the specified tightening
torque.
Clip the ABS sensor cable into
retaining clips 2.
Insert the ABS sensor into its
bore and install screw 1.
Remove the adhesive tape
from the wheel rim.
Firmly pull the handbrake lever
until the pressure point is per-
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ceptible, and repeat this operation several times.
Remove the rear wheel
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Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Remove quick-release axle 5,
supporting the rear wheel as
you do so.
Set down the rear wheel in the
swinging arm and remove adjusting plate 6.
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Remove axle nut 1 with washer.
Slacken locknuts 3 on left and
right.
Slacken adjusting screws 2 on
left and right.
Remove adjusting plate 4 and
push the axle in as far as it will
go.
Roll the rear wheel as far forward as possible and disengage chain 7 from the sprocket.
Roll the rear wheel back and
clear of the swinging arm, and
at the same time work brake-
The sprocket and the
spacer sleeves on left
and right are loose fits in the
wheel. Make sure that these
parts are not damaged or lost on
removal.
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Installing rear wheel
Possible malfunctions when
ABS and DTC systems intervene if non-standard wheels
are installed.
See the information on the effect
of wheel size on the ABS and
DTC systems at the start of this
chapter.
Threaded fasteners not
tightened to the specified
torque can work loose or their
threads can suffer damage.
Always have the security of the
fasteners checked by a specialist
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Roll the rear wheel into the
swinging arm as far as necessary to permit the brake-caliper
carrier to be inserted.
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Roll the rear wheel further into
the swinging arm, while pushing brake-caliper carrier 8 forward at the same time.
Insert the brake-caliper carrier
into guide 9.
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caliper carrier 8 to the rear and
remove.
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Roll the rear wheel as far
forward as possible and loop
chain 7 over the sprocket.
way that anti-twist stop 10 is
vertical.
Lift the rear wheel and work
rear axle 5 through the adjusting plate and into the brakecaliper carrier and the rear
wheel.
Make sure that the rear wheel
is seated against the anti-twist
stop.
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If necessary, move the brake
line until rubber hose 11 is in
guide 12.
Adjust the chain tension
( 115).
Front-wheel stand
Installing auxiliary stand
at front wheel
Insert right adjusting plate 6
in the swinging arm in such a
Insert left adjusting plate 4.
Install axle nut 1 with its washer, but do not tighten the nut
at this point.
The BMW Motorrad front
wheel stand is not designed
to support motorcycles not fitted
with a centre stand or without
other auxiliary stands. A motorcycle resting only on the front
wheel stand and the rear wheel
can topple.
Place the motorcycle on its
centre stand or another auxiliary
stand before lifting the front
wheel with the BMW Motorrad
front-wheel stand.
Insert adapter pins
(2 152 840) 1 into the front
suspension on left and right.
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Engage the auxiliary stand in
the front suspension and apply
even pressure to push it down
to the ground.
Turn brackets 2 long ends in.
Use basic stand (0 402 241)
and adapters (2 152 839).
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Place the motorcycle on an
auxiliary stand; BMW Motorrad
recommends the BMW Motorrad auxiliary stand.
Install the auxiliary stand at rear
wheel ( 124).
Adjust adapters 3 to the width
of the pins inserted in the front
suspension.
Set the height of the auxiliary
stand to raise the front wheel
slightly clear of the ground.
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Rear-wheel stand
Installing auxiliary stand
at rear wheel
Use basic stand with tool number (0 402 241) and adapters
(2 152 839).
Install adapter pins
(2 152 841) 1 in the rear wheel
swinging arm on left and right
and tighten to the specified
torque.
Service adapter to
swinging arm
19 Nm
Turn brackets 2 long ends out.
Adjust adapters 3 to the width
of the pins inserted in the rear
wheel swinging arm.
Set the height of the auxiliary
stand to raise the rear wheel
slightly clear of the ground.
it is easier for other users to
oversee the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.
Engage the auxiliary stand in
the rear wheel swinging arm
and apply even pressure to
push it down to the ground.
Bulbs
General instructions
A warning appears in the multifunction display if a bulb is defective. If the brake or rear light
fails, the symbol is accompanied by the 'General' warning light,
which lights up yellow.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
aged.
Wear protective goggles and
gloves when changing bulbs.
The types of bulb fitted to
your motorcycle are listed
in the section entitled "Technical
data".
Replacing low-beam and
high-beam headlight bulb
The plug arrangement can
differ from the illustration,
depending on the bulb to be
replaced.
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The bulb is pressurised and
can cause injury if dam-
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Remove cover 1 so that the
low-beam headlight bulb can
be replaced.
Replace the defective bulb.
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Remove cover 2 so that the
high-beam headlight bulb can
be replaced.
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Do not touch the glass of
new bulbs with your fingers.
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
the bulbs when handling them.
Dirt deposits, in particular oil and
grease, interfere with heat radiation from the bulb. This leads
to overheating and shortens the
bulb's operating life.
Bulbs for the low-beam
headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulb for high-beam
headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Disconnect plug 3.
Remove bulb 4 from the socket.
Push bulb 4 into the socket,
making sure that tab 5 is correctly positioned.
Connect plug 3.
Install the cover.
Replacing parking-light
bulb, left
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.
Bulb for parking light
Remove parking-light cover 1.
Remove bulb 4 from the socket.
Replace the defective bulb.
Push down retainer 2 (using a
screwdriver if necessary) and
pull socket 3 out of the headlight housing.
Do not touch the glass of
new bulbs with your fingers.
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
the bulbs when handling them.
Dirt deposits, in particular oil and
grease, interfere with heat radiation from the bulb. This leads
to overheating and shortens the
bulb's operating life.
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Insert bulb 4 into the socket.
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Install socket 3 in the socket,
making sure that retainer 2 engages
Install the cover.
Remove cover 1.
Remove bulb 4 from the socket.
Replace the defective bulb.
Replacing parking-light
bulb, right
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.
Push down retainer 2 (using a
screwdriver if necessary) and
pull socket 3 out of the headlight housing.
Do not touch the glass of
new bulbs with your fingers.
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
the bulbs when handling them.
Dirt deposits, in particular oil and
grease, interfere with heat radiation from the bulb. This leads
to overheating and shortens the
bulb's operating life.
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Bulb for parking light
Install socket 3 in the socket,
making sure that retainer 2 engages
Install the cover.
Insert bulb 4 into the socket.
Remove screw 1.
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Replacing turn indicator
bulbs, front and rear
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.
Pull the glass out of the reflector housing at the threadedfastener side.
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indicators, front
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RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
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Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, rear
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Turn bulb 2 counter-clockwise
and remove it from the bulb
housing.
Working from the inboard side,
insert the glass into the bulb
housing and close the housing.
Replace the defective bulb.
Do not touch the glass of
new bulbs with your fingers.
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
the bulbs when handling them.
Dirt deposits, in particular oil and
grease, interfere with heat radiation from the bulb. This leads
to overheating and shortens the
bulb's operating life.
Turn bulb 2 clockwise to install
it in the bulb housing.
Install screw 1.
If the number of LEDs in the rear
light that have failed exceeds the
number stated in the Technical
Data below, the rear light must
be replaced. Under these circumstances:
Seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Maximum number of defective LEDs in rear-light
unit
Replacing number-plate
light
Pull parking-light bulb socket 1
out of the light housing.
Replace the defective bulb.
Do not touch the glass of
new bulbs with your fingers.
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
the bulbs when handling them.
Dirt deposits, in particular oil and
grease, interfere with heat radiation from the bulb. This leads
to overheating and shortens the
bulb's operating life.
Bulb for number-plate
light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
1
Pull the bulb out of the bulb
socket.
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Removing fuse
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Risk of fire if an attempt is
made to jumper defective
fuse.
Always replace defective fuses
with new fuses of the correct
amperage rating.
Push the bulb into the bulb
socket.
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Press parking-light bulb socket 1 into the light housing.
Switch off the ignition.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Remove the rear seat ( 53).
Squeeze the latches together and remove cover of fuse
box 1.
To replace the main fuse, remove cover 2 of the relay box.
Pull the defective fuse up and
out of the fuse box.
If fuse defects recur frequently have the electric
circuits checked by a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Replace the defective fuse with
a fuse of the correct amperage
rating.
The fuse assignments and
fuse amperage ratings specified for your motorcycle are listed in the section entitled "Technical data".
Close the fuse cover.
The latch engages with an
audible click.
Install the rear seat ( 54).
Jump starting
The wires leading to the
power socket do not have
a load-capacity rating adequate
for jump-starting the engine. Excessively high current can lead
to a cable fire or damage to the
vehicle electronics.
Do not use the on-board socket
to jump-start the engine of the
motorcycle.
Touching live parts of the
ignition system with the
engine running can cause electric
shock.
Do not touch parts of the ignition system when the engine is
running.
A short-circuit can result if the crocodile clips
of the jump leads are accidentally brought into contact with the
motorcycle.
Use only jump leads fitted with
fully insulated crocodile clips at
both ends.
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Jump-starting with a donorbattery voltage higher than
12 V can damage the vehicle
electronics.
Make sure that the battery of the
donor vehicle has a voltage rating
of 12 V.
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When jump-starting the engine,
do not disconnect the battery
from the on-board electrical
system.
Remove the front seat ( 54).
Run the engine of the donor
vehicle during jump-starting.
Begin by connecting one end
of the red jump lead to the
positive terminal of the discharged battery and the other
end to the positive terminal of
the donor battery.
Then connect one end of the
black jump lead to the negative
terminal of the donor battery,
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and the other end to the negative terminal of the discharged
battery.
Start the engine of the vehicle
with the discharged battery
in the usual way; if the engine does not start, wait a few
minutes before repeating the
attempt in order to protect the
starter motor and the donor
battery.
Allow both engines to idle for a
few minutes before disconnecting the jump leads.
Disconnect the jump lead from
the negative terminals first,
then disconnect the second
lead from the positive terminals.
Install the front seat ( 54).
Battery
Maintenance instructions
Correct upkeep, recharging and
storage will prolong the life of
the battery and are essential if
warranty claims are to be considered.
Compliance with the points below is important in order to maximise battery life:
Keep the surface of the battery
clean and dry
Do not open the battery
Do not top up with water
Be sure to read and comply
with the instructions for charging the battery on the following pages
Do not turn the battery upside
down
If the battery is not disconnected, the on-board electronics (e.g. clock, etc.) gradually
drain the battery. This can cause
the battery to run flat. If this hap-
pens, warranty claims will not be
accepted.
If the motorcycle is to be out of
use for more than four weeks,
disconnect the battery or connect a suitable trickle charger to
the battery.
BMW Motorrad has developed a float charger specially designed for compatibility
with the electronics of your motorcycle. Using this charger, you
can keep the battery charged
during long periods of disuse,
without having to disconnect the
battery from the motorcycle's
on-board systems. You can obtain additional information from
your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Disconnecting battery
from motorcycle
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Remove the front seat (
54).
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Connecting battery to
motorcycle
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Disconnection in the wrong
sequence increases the risk
of short-circuits.
Always proceed in the correct
sequence.
Disconnect negative lead 1
first.
Then disconnect positive
lead 2.
Note the different positions
of the battery and terminals 1
and 2.
Connect battery positive lead 2
first.
The connect battery negative
lead 1.
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The battery has to be recharged at regular intervals
in the course of a lengthy period
of disuse. See the instructions
for caring for your battery. Always fully recharge the battery
before restoring it to use
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charger's terminal clips from
the battery terminals.
Note the different positions
of the battery and terminals 1
and 2.
Install the front seat (
54).
Recharging battery
Disconnect the battery from
the motorcycle. ( 134).
Charge the battery using a
suitable charger.
Comply with the operating instructions of the charger.
Once the battery is fully
charged, disconnect the
Connect the battery to motorcycle ( 135).
Removing battery
Disconnect the battery from
the motorcycle. ( 134).
Lift the battery up and out;
work it slightly back and forth
if it is difficult to remove.
Installing battery
If the battery was disconnected from the motorcycle
for a prolonged period of time
it will be necessary to enter the
current date in the instrument
panel, in order to ensure that the
service-due indicator functions
correctly.
If you want to have the date set
consult a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Place the battery in the battery
compartment, positive terminal
on the left in the forward direction of travel.
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Place the battery in the battery
compartment, positive terminal on the right in the forward
direction of travel.
Connect the battery to motorcycle ( 135).
Set the clock (
37).
Care
Care
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Washing motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
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Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Protective wax coating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Lay up the motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Restoring motorcycle to use . . . . . . . 140
Care
Cleaning easily damaged components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
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Care products
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use the cleaning and
care products you can obtain
from your authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer. The substances
in BMW CareProducts have been
tested in laboratories and in
practice; they provide optimised
care and protection for the
materials used in your vehicle.
The use of unsuitable
cleaning and care products
can damage vehicle components.
Do not use solvents such as cellulose thinners, cold cleaners,
fuel or the like, and do not use
cleaning products that contain
alcohol.
Washing motorcycle
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use BMW insect remover to soften and wash off
insects and stubborn dirt on
painted parts prior to washing
the motorcycle.
To prevent stains, do not wash
the motorcycle immediately after
it has been exposed to strong
sunlight and do not wash it in the
sun.
Make sure that the motorcycle
is washed frequently, especially
during the winter months.
To remove road salt, clean the
motorcycle with cold water immediately after every trip.
After the motorcycle has
been washed, ridden
through water or ridden in
the rain, the brake discs and
pads might be wet and the
brakes might not take effect
immediately.
Apply the brakes in good time
until the brake discs and brake
pads have dried out.
Warm water intensifies the
effect of salt.
Use only cold water to wash off
road salt.
The high pressure of steam
cleaners can damage seals,
the hydraulic brake system, the
electrical system, and the seat.
Do not use a steam jet or highpressure cleaning equipment.
Cleaning easily
damaged components
Body panels
Clean the trim panels with water
and BMW plastic care emulsion.
If plastic parts are cleaned
using unsuitable cleaning
agents, the surfaces can be damaged.
Do not use cleaning agents that
contain alcohol, solvents or abrasives to clean plastic parts.
Soften stubborn dirt and
insects by covering the affected areas with a wet cloth.
Windscreen and headlight
lens plastic
Clean off dirt and insects with a
soft sponge and plenty of water.
Fuel and chemical solvents
attack the material of the
windscreen; the windscreen becomes opaque or dull.
Do not use cleaning agents.
Chrome
Use plenty of water and BMW
shampoo to clean chrome, particularly if it has been exposed to
road salt. Use chrome polish for
additional treatment.
Radiator
Paint care
Clean the radiator regularly to
prevent overheating of the engine due to inadequate cooling.
For example, use a garden hose
with low water pressure.
Washing the motorcycle regularly
will help counteract the long-term
effects of substances that damage the paint, especially if your
motorcycle is ridden in areas
with high air pollution or natural
sources of dirt, for example tree
resin or pollen.
Remove particularly aggressive
substances immediately, however, as otherwise the paint can
be affected or become discoloured. Substances of this nature
include spilt fuel, oil, grease,
brake fluid and bird droppings.
We recommend BMW vehicle
polish or BMW paint cleaner for
this purpose.
Marks on the paintwork are particularly easy to see after the
motorcycle has been washed.
Remove stains of this kind immediately, using cleaning-grade
benzene or petroleum spirit on a
clean cloth or ball of cotton wool.
Cooling fins can be bent
easily.
Take care not to bend the fins
when cleaning the radiator.
Rubber
Treat rubber components with
water or BMW rubber-care
products.
Using silicone sprays for
the care of rubber seals can
cause damage.
Do not use silicone sprays or
other care products that contain
silicon.
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Care
Even fly-remover pads or cleaning pads with hard surfaces can
produce scratches.
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BMW Motorrad recommends
BMW tar remover for removing
specks of tar. Remember to wax
the parts treated in this way.
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BMW Motorrad recommends
applying only BMW car wax or
products containing carnauba
wax or synthetic wax.
It is time to rewax the paintwork when water "puddles" on
the surface, instead of forming
beads.
Lay up the motorcycle
Clean the motorcycle.
Remove the battery.
Spray the brake and clutch
lever pivots and the main and
side stand pivots with a suitable lubricant.
Coat bright metal and chromeplated parts with an acid-free
grease (e.g. Vaseline).
Stand the motorcycle in a dry
room in such a way that there
is no load on either wheel.
Before laying the vehicle
up out of use, have the engine oil and the oil filter element
changed by a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer. Combine work for laying up/restoring
to use with a BMW service or
inspection.
Restoring motorcycle
to use
Remove the protective wax
coating.
Clean the motorcycle.
Install a charged battery.
Before starting: work through
the checklist.
Technical data
Technical data
Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Riding specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
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Fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Technical data
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
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Troubleshooting chart
Engine does not start at all or is difficult to start.
Possible cause
Remedy
Side stand
Retract the side stand (
Gear engaged and clutch not disengaged
Select neutral or pull the clutch lever (
Clutch pulled before ignition was switched on
Switch on the ignition, then pull the clutch lever.
No fuel in tank
Refuelling (
Battery flat
Recharge the battery.
66).
60).
60).
Threaded fasteners
Value
Valid
143
Quick-release axle in threaded
bush
M24 x 1.5
50 Nm
Clamping screws in axle holder
M8 x 35
19 Nm
Radial brake caliper to axle
mount
M10 x 65
38 Nm
Rear wheel
Value
Locknut of the final-drive chain
tensioning screw
M8
16 Nm
Rear quick-release axle in
swinging arm
M24 x 1.5
Mechanical thread lock
100 Nm
Service adapter to swinging arm
M8
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19 Nm
Valid
Technical data
Front wheel
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Rear wheel
Value
Valid
Clamping screw to top spring
retainer
M5 x 25
3 Nm
Technical data
Spring strut to main frame
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M10 x 65
56 Nm
Mirrors
Value
Mirror to front panel carrier
M6, Replace nuts
Mechanical thread lock
5 Nm
Valid
Engine design
Transversely mounted, four-cylinder four-stroke
in-line engine tilted 32° forward, with four valves
per cylinder, two overhead camshafts with cam
followers; liquid cooled, with electronic fuel injection, integrated six-speed gearbox, wet-sump
lubrication.
Displacement
999 cm3
Cylinder bore
80 mm
Piston stroke
49.7 mm
Compression ratio
13:1
Nominal output
142 kW, at engine speed: 13000 min-1
Torque
112 Nm, at engine speed: 9750 min-1
Maximum engine speed
max 14200 min-1
Idle speed
1200±50 min-1
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Fuel
Recommended fuel grade
Super unleaded
95 ROZ/RON
89 AKI
Usable fuel capacity
approx. 17.5 l
Reserve fuel
approx. 4 l
Engine oil
Engine oil, capacity
3.9 l, with filter change
products recommended by BMW Motorrad and generally admissible viscosity classes
Castrol Power 1 Racing SAE 5W-40
~-20 °C
SAE 5W-40
~-20 °C
SAE 10W-40
~-20 °C
Engine oil, quantity for topping up
max 0.8 l, Difference between MIN and MAX
Oil grades
Engine oils of API classification SJ or better. Engine oils of JASO classification MA2 or better.
Clutch
Clutch type
Multiplate oil-bath clutch, anti-hopping
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Gearbox type
Claw-shift 6-speed gearbox, integrated into engine block
Gearbox transmission ratios
1.652
2.647
2.091
1.727
1.500
1.360
1.261
(76:46
(45:17
(46:22
(38:22
(36:24
(34:25
(29:23
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
Primary transmission ratio
1st gear
2nd gear
3rd gear
4th gear
5th gear
6th gear
Technical data
Transmission
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Rear-wheel drive
Type of final drive
Chain drive
Type of rear suspension
Two-arm cast-aluminium swinging arm
Final drive, number of teeth (Pinion / sprocket)
17 / 44
Secondary transmission ratio
2,588
Running gear
Front wheel
Type of front suspension
Upside-down telescopic fork
Spring travel, front
120 mm, At wheel
Rear wheel
Type of rear suspension
Two-arm cast-aluminium swinging arm
Type of final drive
Chain drive
Spring travel, rear
130 mm, At wheel
Type of front brake
Hydraulically radially operated twin disc brake with
4-piston radial fixed calipers and floating brake
discs
Brake-pad material, front
Sintered metal
Type of rear brake
Hydraulically operated disc brake with 1-piston
floating caliper and fixed disc
Brake-pad material, rear
Organic material
Wheels and tyres
Recommended tyre sets
You can obtain an up-to-date list of approved
tyres from your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer
or on the Internet at "www.bmw-motorrad.com".
Front wheel
Front wheel, type
Cast aluminium, MT H2
Front wheel rim size
3.50" x 17"
Tyre designation, front
120 / 70 ZR 17
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Technical data
Brakes
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Rear wheel
Rear wheel type
Cast aluminium, MT H2
Rear wheel rim size
6.0" x 17"
Tyre designation, rear
190 / 55 ZR 17
Technical data
Tyre pressure
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Tyre pressure, front
2.5 bar, Tyre cold
Tyre pressure, rear
2.9 bar, Tyre cold
Electrics
Fuses
Retainer 1 (Instrument panel)
7.5 A
Retainer 2 (Master relay, diagnosis plug)
4A
Retainer 3 (Fan)
7.5 A
Retainer 4 (Low-beam headlight, load relief relay)
7.5 A
Retainer 5 (High-beam headlight)
7.5 A
Retainer 6 (Horn)
7.5 A
Retainer 7 (Ignition switch)
4A
Retainer 8 (Sensor group)
7.5 A
Main fuse
40 A
Battery
Battery type
AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) battery
Battery rated voltage
12 V
with anti-theft alarm
151
10 Ah
(DWA) OE
12 Ah
Spark plugs
Spark plugs, manufacturer and designation
NGK LMAR9D-J
Lighting
Bulb for high-beam headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulbs for the low-beam headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulb for parking light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Bulb for tail light/brake light
LED / 12 V
Maximum number of defective LEDs in rear-light
unit
1
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
Bulb for number-plate light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Technical data
Battery rated capacity
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Frame
Frame type
Cast light alloy weldment with bolt-on light-alloy
rear frame
Type plate location
Steering head, right
VIN location
Steering head, right
Dimensions
Length of motorcycle
2056 mm
Height of motorcycle
1138 mm, To windscreen at DIN unladen weight
Width of motorcycle
826 mm, Across mirrors
Front-seat height
820 mm, Without rider
Rider's inside-leg arc, heel to heel
1810 mm, Without rider
Unladen weight
203 kg, DIN unladen weight, ready for road, 90 %
load of fuel, without optional extras
Permissible gross weight
405 kg
Maximum payload
202 kg
Riding specifications
Top speed
>200 km/h
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Technical data
Weights
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Service
Service
BMW Motorrad service . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
BMW Motorrad service quality . . . . . 156
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BMW Motorrad service
network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Confirmation of maintenance
work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Confirmation of service . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Service
BMW Motorrad Service Card: onthe-spot breakdown assistance . . . . 156
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BMW Motorrad service
Advanced technology requires
specially adapted methods of
maintenance and repair.
If maintenance and repair work is performed inexpertly, it could result in consequential damage and thus constitute a safety risk.
BMW Motorrad recommends you
to have all the associated work
on your motorcycle carried out
by a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer can provide information on
BMW services and the work undertaken as part of each service.
Have all maintenance and repair
work carried out confirmed in the
"Service" chapter in this manual.
Authorised BMW Motorrad dealers are supplied with the latest
technical information and have
the necessary technical knowhow. BMW Motorrad recommends that you contact your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer
if you have questions regarding
your motorcycle.
BMW Motorrad service
quality
Along with its reputation for engineering quality and high reliability, BMW Motorrad is a byword
for excellent quality of service.
To ensure that your BMW is always in optimum condition, BMW
Motorrad recommends that you
have the maintenance work required for your motorcycle carried out regularly, preferably by
your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer. For generous treatment of claims submitted after
the warranty period has expired,
evidence of regular maintenance
is essential.
Certain signs of wear, moreover,
may otherwise not be noticed
until it is too late to put them
right at moderate cost. Your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer's
mechanics know every detail of
your motorcycle and can take remedial action if necessary before
minor faults develop into serious
problems. By having the necessary repairs done properly and
in good time, you save time and
money in the long run.
BMW Motorrad Service
Card: on-the-spot
breakdown assistance
In the event of a breakdown, the
BMW Motorrad Service Card issued with each new BMW motorcycle enables you to access
an extensive range of services
such as breakdown assistance,
motorcycle transportation etc.
(details can differ from country to
country). In the event of a break-
"Service Contact Europe" or
"Service Contact Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Oceania".
BMW Motorrad service
network
The BMW running-in check has
to be performed when the motorcycle has covered between
500 km and 1200 km
BMW Motorrad has an extensive after-sales service network in
place to look after you and your
motorcycle in more than 100
countries. In Germany alone, you
have the best possible access
to approximately 200 authorised
BMW Motorrad dealers.
All information concerning the international dealership network
can be found in the brochure
Maintenance work
BMW Pre-delivery Check
Your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer conducts the BMW predelivery check before handing
over the motorcycle to you.
BMW Running-in Check
BMW Service
The BMW Service is carried out
once a year; the extent of servicing can vary, depending on the
age of the motorcycle and the
distance it has covered. Your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer
confirms that the service work
has been carried out and enters
the date when the next service
will be due.
Riders who cover long distances
in a year might have to bring in
their motorcycles for service before the next scheduled date. It
is to allow for these cases that
a maximum odometer reading is
entered as well in the confirmation of service. Servicing has to
be brought forward if this odometer reading is reached before
the next scheduled date for the
service.
The service-due indicator in the
multifunction display reminds you
about one month or 1000 km
in advance when the time for a
service is approaching, on the
basis of the programmed values.
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Service
down, contact BMW Motorrad's
Mobile Service. The specialists
will provide the necessary advice
and assistance.
You will find important countryspecific contact addresses and
the after-sales service organisation phone numbers in the "Service Kontakt / Service Contact"
brochures, along with information on Mobile Service and the
dealership network.
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Check
BMW Running-in
Check
Completed
Completed
on
on
Service
158
Confirmation of maintenance work
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
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on
or, if logged beforehand,
Odometer reading
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
BMW Service
BMW Service
Completed
Completed
Completed
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
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Service
BMW Service
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Service
160
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BMW Service
BMW Service
BMW Service
Completed
Completed
Completed
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
BMW Service
BMW Service
Completed
Completed
Completed
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
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Service
BMW Service
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Service
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z
BMW Service
BMW Service
BMW Service
Completed
Completed
Completed
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
Confirmation of service
The table is intended as a record of maintenance and repair work, the installation of optional accessories
and, if appropriate, special campaign (recall) work.
Odometer
reading
163
Date
Service
Item
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Item
Odometer
reading
Date
B
Battery
Charging, 136
Installation, 136
Removal, 136
Stowage, 16
Technical data, 151
Brake fluid
Checking fill levels, 108
Reservoir, front, 13
Reservoir, rear, 13
Brake pads
Checking brake-pad
thickness, 107
Running in, 63
Brakes
Adjusting brake lever, 46
Checking operation, 106
Safety instructions, 65
Technical data, 149
Bulbs
General instructions, 125
Overview, headlights, 18
Replacing high-beam headlight
bulb, 125
Replacing low-beam headlight
bulb, 125
Replacing parking-light
bulb, 126, 128
Replacing rear light, 131
Replacing turn indicator
bulbs, 129
Technical data, 151
Warning for bulb failure, 25
C
Chain
Adjusting tension, 115
Checking tension, 115
Checking wear, 116
Lubricating, 114
Checklist, 59
Clock, 20
Adjusting, 37
Clutch
Adjusting, 113
Checking operation, 113
Technical data, 147
Test, 113
Confirmation of maintenance
work, 158
Coolant
Checking fill level, 110
Fill-level indicator, 13
Topping up, 111
Warning, 24
Currency, 7
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Index
A
Abbreviations and symbols, 6
ABS
Control, 14
Engineering details, 96
Operation, 41
Self-diagnosis, 61
Warnings, 25
Anti-theft alarm
Telltale light, 17
Warnings, 30
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D
Damping
Adjuster, front, 11
Adjuster, rear, 11, 13
Adjusting, 49
Dimensions
Technical data, 152
Drop switch
Warnings, 33
DTC
Control, 14
Engineering details, 99
Operation, 42
Self-diagnosis, 62
Warnings, 28
E
Electrics
Technical data, 150
Electronic immobiliser EWS
Warning, 24
Emergency off switch (kill
switch), 15, 41
Engine
Control, 15
Ride mode, 15
Starting, 60
Technical data, 145
Warning for engine
electronics, 24
Engine oil
Checking fill level, 105
Filler neck, 13
Fill-level indicator, 11
Technical data, 146
Topping up, 106
Equipment, 7
F
Frame
Technical data, 152
Front-wheel stand
Installing, 122
Fuel
Refuelling, 66
Technical data, 146
Warning for fuel down to
reserve, 24
Fuses, 150
Position on the motorcycle, 16
Replacing, 132
Technical data, 150
G
Gear indicator, 20
General views
Headlight, 18
Instrument panel, 17
Left handlebar fitting, 14
Left side of motorcycle, 11
Multifunction display, 20
Right handlebar fitting, 15
Right side of motorcycle, 13
H
Handlebar fittings
General view, left side, 14
General view, right side, 15
Hazard warning flashers
Control, 14
Operation, 40
I
Idle
Telltale light, 20
Ignition
Switching off, 36
Switching on, 36
Immobiliser, 37
Warning, 24
Instrument cluster
Ambient-light brightness
sensor, 17
Overview, 17
J
Jump starting, 133
K
Keys, 36
L
Laying up, 140
Lights
Control, 14
Headlight flasher, 14, 39
High-beam headlight, 14
Parking light, 39
Switching on high-beam
headlight, 39
Switching on low-beam
headlight, 39
Switching on the parking
lights, 39
Luggage
Instructions for loading and
securing objects, 102
Luggage loops, 16, 55
M
Maintenance
General instructions, 104
Maintenance intervals, 157
Mirrors
Adjusting, 46
Removing and installing, 88
Motorcycle
Laying up, 140
Restoring to use, 140
Multifunction display, 17
Overview, 20
Race functions, 14
Select the display mode, 70
Using INFO mode, 76
Using LAPTIMER mode, 72
Using SETUP mode, 81
N
Number-plate carrier
Removing and installing, 89
O
Odometer and tripmeters, 20
Control, 14
Operation, 38
P
Parking light, 39
Pre-ride check, 60
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Index
Headlight
Overview, 18
Helmet holder, 16, 55
High-beam headlight
Switching on, 39
Telltale light, 20
Horn, 14
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R
Rear-wheel drive
Technical data, 148
Rear-wheel stand
Installing, 124
Refuelling, 66
Reserve volume
Warning, 24
Residual range, 38
Restoring to use, 140
Rev. counter, 17
Ride mode
Adjusting, 43
Engineering details, 94
Mode of presentation, 20
Rider's Manual
Stowage, 16
Running gear
Technical data, 148
Running in, 62
S
Safety instructions
Brakes, 65
General, 58
Seat lock, 11
Service, 156
Service Card, 156
Service-due indicator, 20
Shift light, 17
Shifting gear
Shift assistant, 64
Shift light, 63
Side stand
For starting, 60
Spark plugs, 151
Speedometer, 20
Spring preload
Adjuster, front, 11
Adjuster, rear, 11
Adjusting, 47
Starting, 60
Status indicators
See also warnings, 20
Standard status indicators, 20
Warnings, 21
Steering lock
Locking, 36
T
Technical data
Battery, 151
Brakes, 149
Bulbs, 151
Clutch, 147
Dimensions, 152
Electrics, 150
Engine, 145
Engine oil, 146
Frame, 152
Fuel, 146
Fuses, 150
Rear-wheel drive, 148
Running gear, 148
Spark plugs, 151
Standards, 7
Transmission, 147
Weights, 153
Wheels and tyres, 149
Telltale lights, 17
Overview, 20
V
Vehicle identification number, 13
13
W
Warning lights, 17
Warnings, 21
Mode of presentation, 21
With ABS, 25
With anti-theft alarm, 30
with drop switch, 33
with DTC, 28
Warnings, overview, 23, 27, 29,
32
Weights
Payload table, 11
Technical data, 153
Wheels
Change of size, 116
Checking rims, 114
Installing front wheel, 118
Installing rear wheel, 121
Remove the rear wheel, 120
Removing front wheel, 117
Technical data, 149
169
Index
Toolkit
Contents, 104
Stowage, 16
Torques, 143
Transmission
For starting, 60
Technical data, 147
Trim panels
Removing and installing, 111
Troubleshooting chart, 142
Turn indicators
Control, 14
Operation, 39
Removing and installing, 90
Telltale light, 20
Type plate, 13
Tyres
Checking inflation pressure, 53
Checking tread depth, 114
Recommendation, 116
Running in, 63
Table of tyre pressures, 11
Technical data, 149
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