BMW HP4 Technical data

BMW Motorrad
The Ultimate
Riding Machine
Rider's Manual
HP4
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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 vehicle'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.
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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
Actuality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2 General views . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
General view, left side . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . 13
Multifunction switch, left . . . . 14
Multifunction switch,
right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . 16
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
3 Status indicators . . . . . . .
Multifunction display . . . . . . . .
Warning and telltale
lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service-due indicator . . . . . . . .
Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
19
20
4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition switch/steering
lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic immobiliser
EWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Odometer and tripmeters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speed warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard warning flashers . . . . .
Emergency off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grip heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad Race
ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
33
21
22
23
23
34
35
35
36
36
37
38
39
39
40
41
Dynamic Traction Control
DTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shift mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front and rear seats . . . . . . . . .
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Luggage loops . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
42
43
46
46
48
49
49
52
52
52
55
56
5 Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . .
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shifting gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking your motorcycle . . . .
Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
57
58
59
59
62
63
64
65
66
66
Securing motorcycle for
transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Dynamic Damping Control
BMW Motorrad DDC . . . . . . 116
6 On the race track . . . . . . . 71
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . 72
LAPTIMER mode . . . . . . . . . . . 74
INFO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
SETUP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
DTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
DDC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Launchcontrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Removing/installing mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Number-plate carrier . . . . . . 103
Removing and installing
front turn indicators . . . . . . . 106
8 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . 119
General instructions . . . . . . . 120
Rear footrests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
7 Engineering
details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake system with
BMW Motorrad Race
ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic engine management with BMW Motorrad
DTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
109
110
112
115
9 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .
General instructions . . . . . . .
Toolkit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Body panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rims and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . .
Rear-wheel stand . . . . . . . . .
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
125
126
126
127
128
132
133
135
137
137
139
146
147
148
154
155
156
10 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washing the motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning easily damaged
components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protective wax coating . . . .
Laying up motorcycle . . . . .
Restoring motorcycle to
use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
159
160
11 Technical data . . . . . .
Troubleshooting chart . . . . .
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . .
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . .
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . .
Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
163
164
165
167
168
168
169
169
170
170
171
171
172
174
160
160
161
162
162
162
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Riding specifications . . . . . . 176
12 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad Service . . .
BMW Motorrad Mobility
services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance work . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of service . . . .
177
178
178
178
180
185
13 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
General instructions
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . 6
1
5
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Actuality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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
product against damage.
Specific instructions on
how to operate, control, adjust or look after items of equipment on the motorcycle.
OE
Optional extra
The motorcycles are assembled complete with
all the BMW Motorrad
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.
Indicates the end of an
item of information.
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.
Tightening torque.
Technical data.
EWS Electronic immobiliser.
DWA Anti-theft alarm (Diebstahlwarnanlage).
ABS
Anti-lock brake system.
DTC Dynamic Traction Control.
Equipment
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.
Technical data
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.
Actuality
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
DDC Dynamic Damping Control.
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General instructions
1
8
z
General views
General view, left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2
9
Multifunction switch, right . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
General views
Multifunction switch, left . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
z
General views
2
10
z
1
2
3
Rear seat cover lock
( 52)
with Passenger
Bundle OE
Seat lock ( 53)
Table of tyre pressures
Payload table
Chain settings
Engine oil level indicator
( 127)
2
11
General views
General view, left side
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General views
2
12
z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Adjuster for spring preload,
rear ( 51)
Brake-fluid reservoir, rear
( 131)
VIN and type plate (on
steering-head bearing,
right)
Adjuster, spring preload,
front ( 50)
Brake-fluid reservoir, front
( 130)
Steering damper (behind
side panel) ( 64)
Coolant level indicator (behind side panel) ( 132)
Engine-oil filler neck
( 128)
2
13
General views
General view, right side
z
Multifunction switch,
left
14
1
General views
2
z
2
3
4
5
6
7
High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher ( 38)
Control for the laptimer
( 76)
Control for
BMW MotorradRace ABS
( 41)
Control for DTC ( 42)
Control for hazard warning
flashers ( 39)
DTC settings ( 94)
Operation of the turn indicators ( 38)
Horn
Setting the clock ( 35)
Control for the odometer
( 36)
Control for race functions
( 72)
Adjustment of damping
characteristic ( 95)
2
1
15
2
3
4
with heated handlebar
grips OE
Grip heating control
( 40)
Control for selecting the
ride mode ( 43)
Emergency off switch (kill
switch) ( 39)
Starting engine ( 59)
Launchcontrol ( 100)
General views
Multifunction switch,
right
z
2
Underneath the seat
1
General views
16
2
3
4
z
5
6
7
Rear seat cover ( 52)
with Passenger
Bundle OE
Rear seat ( 53)
Helmet holder ( 55)
with Passenger
Bundle OE
Luggage loops ( 56)
Toolkit (behind side panel)
( 126)
with Passenger
Bundle OE
Parts of the toolkit are located under the rear seat
Fuse box ( 154)
Rider's Manual
Battery ( 156)
with anti-theft alarm
(DWA) OE
different battery position:
set at 180°
1
2
3
4
5
Panels for warning and telltale lights ( 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)
2
17
General views
Instrument panel
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General views
2
18
z
Status indicators
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Warning and telltale lights . . . . . . . . . . . 21
3
19
Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Status indicators
Service-due indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
z
3
Status indicators
20
z
Multifunction display
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Speedometer
Coolant temperature
with heated handlebar
grips OE
Grip-heating indicator
( 40)
Odometer and tripmeters
( 36)
Clock ( 35)
Ride mode selected by the
rider ( 43)
selected DTC level (only in
SLICK mode)
Gear indicator; "N" indicates neutral.
Selection of the ride mode
( 43)
See Section 5 for information on the display modes
for the race track.
3
1
2
3
21
DTC warning light ( 30)
ABS warning light ( 29)
Telltale light for left turn
indicators
4
General warning light, in
combination with warnings
in the display ( 23)
5
Telltale light for right turn
indicators
6
Warning light for fuel down
to reserve ( 27)
7
Telltale light for neutral
8
High-beam headlight telltale light
9
Warning light for engine
electronics ( 27)
10 "Fastest lap" light ( 77)
Status indicators
Warning and telltale
lights
z
22
Status indicators
Service-due indicator
is accompanied by the 'General' warning light showing yellow.
The word "Service" remains permanently visible.
If the service-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.
3
z
If the next service is due in less
than one month, the date for the
next service 1 is shown briefly
after the Pre-Ride Check completes. In this example the reading means "August 2012".
If the vehicle 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 2 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
The 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 range
readout cannot be updated.
When the motorcycle is propped
on its side stand the slight angle
of inclination means that the
sensor cannot register the fuel
level correctly. This is the reason
why the range is calculated only
when the side stand is in the retracted position.
The calculated range is
only an approximate figure.
Consequently, BMW Motorrad
recommends that you should not
try to use the full range before
refuelling.
Warnings
Mode of presentation
Warnings are indicated by the
corresponding warning lights.
3
23
Warnings for which there is no
dedicated warning light are indicated by 'General' warning light 1
showing in combination with a
warning such as, for example, 2
appearing on the multifunction
display. The 'General' warning
light shows red or yellow, depending on the urgency of the
warning.
If two or more warnings occur at
the same time, all the appropriate warning lights and warning
symbols appear, alternating with
warning words as applicable.
The possible warnings are listed
on the next page.
Status indicators
Range
z
3
24
Warnings, overview
Warning and telltale
lights
Lights up yellow
Warning symbols on
the display
! EWS appears on
Meaning
Electronic immobiliser active (
27)
Status indicators
the display
z
Lights up
Lights up red
Fuel down to reserve (
Temperature reading flashes
Lights up
Lights up yellow
27)
Coolant temperature too high (
27)
Engine in emergency-operation mode
( 27)
! LAMPR appears
Rear light bulb defective (
28)
on the display
! LAMPF appears
Parking-light bulb defective (
28)
on the display
! LAMP appears
Turn-indicator bulb defective (
on the display
! VDS appears on
the blank display
Motorcycle dropped (
29)
28)
Warning and telltale
lights
Warning symbols on
the display
! VDS appears on
Meaning
3
Drop sensor defective (
29)
25
flashes
ABS self-diagnosis not completed
( 29)
lights up
ABS deactivated (
lights up
ABS fault (
Quick-flashes
DTC intervention (
slow-flashes
DTC self-diagnosis not completed
( 30)
lights up
DTC switched off (
lights up
DTC fault (
29)
29)
30)
30)
30)
Status indicators
the display
z
3
26
Warning and telltale
lights
Lights up yellow
Warning symbols on
the display
! DDC appears on
Meaning
DDC fault (
30)
the display
Status indicators
! DWALO appears
z
Anti-theft alarm battery weak (
31)
on the display
Lights up yellow
! DWA appears on
Anti-theft alarm battery flat (
the display
Shift indicator lights
up or flashes
! SPEED appears
on the display
Speed warning (
31)
31)
General warning light shows
yellow.
! EWS appears on the display.
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.
A shortage of fuel can result in misfires. This can
cause the engine to switch off
unexpectedly (risk of accident)
and damage the catalytic converter.
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 ( 67).
Coolant temperature too
high
General warning light shows
red.
The coolant-temperature reading
flashes.
Riding when the engine is
overheated could result in
engine damage.
Compliance with the information
set out below is essential.
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.
Unusual engine response is a
possibility.
Adapt your style of riding accordingly. Avoid accelerating sharply
and overtaking.
3
27
Status indicators
Electronic immobiliser
active
z
3
Status indicators
28
z
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.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easier for other users to
oversee the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs at the
earliest possible opportunity.
Rear light bulb defective
play.
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 disA 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 ( 150).
Replacing parking-light bulb,
right ( 151).
Turn-indicator bulb
defective
! 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 ( 152).
Motorcycle dropped
! VDS (Vertical Down Sensor)
appears on the blank display.
Possible cause:
The drop sensor 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.
Drop sensor defective
! VDS (Vertical Down Sensor)
appears on the display.
Possible cause:
A defect in the drop sensor has
been detected.
Seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
ABS self-diagnosis not
completed
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.
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Possible cause:
The rider has switched off the
ABS system.
Activating the ABS function
( 41).
ABS fault
ABS warning light shows.
Possible cause:
The ABS control unit has detected a fault. The ABS function is
not available.
You can continue to ride the
vehicle, 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 ( 114).
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
Status indicators
Possible cause:
The number-plate carrier has
been removed; the motorcycle's
on-board electronics know that
the flashing turn indicators are
not installed on the motorcycle.
Installing number-plate carrier
( 104).
In SETUP mode, switch on
suppression of the error message.
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specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Status indicators
DTC intervention
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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.
DTC 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.
Activating the DTC function
( 42).
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 ( 115).
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
DDC fault
General warning light shows
yellow.
! DDC appears on the display.
Possible cause:
The DDC control unit has detected a fault.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Anti-theft alarm battery
weak
with anti-theft alarm (DWA) OE
! 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 vehicle's
battery is disconnected.
Seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Anti-theft alarm battery
flat
with anti-theft alarm (DWA) OE
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 vehicle's
battery is disconnected.
Seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Speed warning
Shift indicator lights up or
flashes, depending on your
preferred setting.
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! SPEED appears on the display.
Possible cause:
The preset top speed was exceeded.
Reduce speed.
Set a new top speed.
Status indicators
In this condition, the motorcycle has too much damping
and is uncomfortable to drive,
especially on roads in poor
condition.
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Ignition switch/steering lock . . . . . . . . . 34
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Electronic immobiliser EWS . . . . . . . . . 35
Shift mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Odometer and tripmeters . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Speed warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Front and rear seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Emergency off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Luggage loops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Grip heating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
BMW Motorrad Race ABS . . . . . . . . . . 41
Dynamic Traction Control DTC . . . . . 42
Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
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Operation
Operation
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Ignition switch/steering
lock
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Keys
Operation
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You receive 2 ignition keys.
Please consult the information on
the electronic immobiliser (EWS)
if an ignition key is lost or mislaid
( 35).
Pre-ride check is performed.
( 60)
ABS self-diagnosis is
performed. ( 61)
DTC self-diagnosis is performed. ( 61)
Lock the handlebars
Turn the handlebars all the way
to left.
Switching off ignition
Switching on ignition
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Turn the ignition key to position 1.
Parking lights and all function
circuits switched on.
Engine can be started.
Turn the ignition key to position 2.
Lights switched off.
Handlebars not locked.
Ignition key can be removed.
Turn the ignition key to
position 3, while moving the
handlebars slightly.
Ignition, lights and all function
circuits switched off.
Handlebars locked.
Ignition key can be removed.
The electronic design of the
motorbike allows it to access
data stored in the ignition key
by means of a ring antenna located in the ignition switch. 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 lose your key, you
can have it barred by your
BMW Motorrad authorised
dealer. If you wish to do this, you
will need to bring all other keys
for the motorbike with you.
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 the 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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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 the display
The following values can be displayed:
Total distance covered
Tripmeter 1 (Trip 1)
Tripmeter 2 (Trip 2)
Range (once fuel level is down
to reserve)
Speed warning
Adjusting speed warning
If applicable, activate the speed
warning in the SETUP menu
(see "On the race track").
Resetting tripmeter
Switch on the ignition.
Select the desired tripmeter.
Switch on the ignition.
Repeatedly press button 2 until
LIMIT appears on the display.
Repeatedly press button 1 until
the value you want appears in
panel 3.
Press and hold down button 1
until the tripmeter reading is
reset.
To increase the speed setting:
Briefly press button 1.
Speed is increased by approx.
10 km/h each time you press
the button.
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To switch off the speed warning: Hold down button 1 until
OFF appears on the display.
Lights
If you exceed the limit set beforehand, shift indicator 3 lights
up or flashes at the preset frequency and warning 4 appears
on the display.
To set the current speed as
the new limit: Hold down button 2 until this speed appears
on the display.
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.
Operation
The current speed setting or
OFF appears on the display.
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Low-beam headlight
The low-beam headlight switches
on automatically when you start
the engine.
Parking lights
Switch off the ignition.
Operation
The turn indicators are cancelled automatically after
you have ridden for approximately
10 seconds and covered a distance of about 300 m.
Start the engine.
Push button 1 forward to
switch on the high-beam
headlight.
Pull button 1 back to operate
the headlight flasher.
Operating the turn
indicators
Switch on the ignition.
High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher
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Turn indicators
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.
Push button 1 to the left to
switch on the left turn indicators.
Push button 1 to the right to
switch on the right turn indicators.
Emergency off switch
(kill switch)
Centre button 1 to cancel the
turn indicators.
Switching on hazard
warning flashers
Switch on the ignition.
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.
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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.
Operation
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Hazard warning
flashers
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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The increase in power consumption caused by having the heated handlebar grips
switched on can drain the battery
if you are riding at low engine
speeds. If the charge level is low,
the heated handlebar grips are
switched off to ensure the battery's starting capability.
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b
Engine switched off
Normal operating position
(run)
The handlebar grips have twostage heating. Stage two 2 is
for heating the grips quickly: it is
advisable to switch to stage one
as soon as the grips are warm.
100% heating power
Grip heating
with heated handlebar grips OE
Operating grip heating
50% heating power
Start the engine.
The heating in the heated
handlebar grips can be activated only when the engine is
running.
Repeatedly press button 1 until
the desired heating stage appears on the display.
The selected heating stage will
be saved if you allow a certain
length of time to pass without
making further changes.
Deactivating the 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 first DTC warning light 2
and then ABS warning light 3
change their status.
The DTC setting remains unchanged.
ABS warning light shows.
Activating the ABS
function
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Release button 1 within two
seconds.
ABS warning light remains
ON.
The ABS function is deactivated.
Press and hold down button 1
until ABS warning light 3
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.
Operation
BMW Motorrad Race
ABS
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Activating the DTC
function
If the coding plug for the
SLICK function is not inserted,
you have the option of
switching the ignition off and
then on again.
An ABS fault has occurred
if the ABS warning light
shows when the motorcycle accelerates to a speed in excess
of 5 km/h after the ignition was
switched off and then on again.
Dynamic Traction
Control DTC
Deactivating the 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 2
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 2
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,
you have the option of
switching the ignition off and
then on again.
Riding mode
Setting riding mode
Switch on the ignition.
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Press button 1.
See the section entitled
"Engineering details"
for more information on the
various ride modes that can be
selected.
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
Operation
A DTC fault has occurred
if the DTC warning light
shows when the motorcycle accelerates to a speed in excess
of 5 km/h after the ignition was
switched off and then on again.
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lectable item.
Installing coding plug (
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Operation
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SLICK mode 4 as an extra se-
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The SLICK mode is set up
for racing slicks and the assumption on which the parameter
settings are based is that tyreto-surface grip is of the very high
level generally encountered only
on race tracks.
Activate SLICK mode only on
race tracks and only when running the motorcycle on racing
slicks.
In RACE and in SLICK
mode, there is an increased
risk of rollover because the rear
wheel lift-off protection system
is switched off. In SLICK mode,
there is an additional risk of accident because the ABS control
on the rear wheel is turned off in
case only the foot brake pedal is
applied.
Be prepared during hard breaking
for the rear wheels to lift up off
the road surface.
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 immediately.
The newly selected riding
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
menu disappears from the display.
The mode selected in this way
is retained with the enginecharacteristic, ABS, DTC and
DDC adaptation settings even
after the ignition has been
switched off.
In SLICK mode, the current DTC
fine tuning 5 settings are also
shown.
Installing coding plug
Switch off the ignition.
with reduced power output,
79 kW OE
The following applies to
motorcycles with power reduction: Once the coding plug
has been inserted, the choice
of modes includes SPORT and
RACE with increased engine
power. The significantly more
sporty response in these modes
can lead to hazardous situations.
It is important for the rider intending to use these more sporty
ride modes to familiarise himself/
herself with their characteristics.
The following applies to
motorcycles with power
reduction: Inserting the coding plug voids homologation for
riding the motorcycle on public
roads.
Do not use the coding plug for
riding these vehicles on public
roads.
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Switch off the ignition.
Remove the front seat (
54).
To do so, press retainer 2 and
pull the cap up.
Install coding plug and secure
plug connection with a new
cable tie.
Switch on the ignition.
Dirt and moisture can penetrate the open plug and
lead to malfunctions.
Reinstall the cap after removing
the coding plug.
Open cable tie and remove cap
from plug connection 1.
Operation
Customising the DTC function
( 94).
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Brakes
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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.
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Adjusting handbrake lever
When the coding plug is inserted,
RAIN mode 1 is activated automatically for safety reasons.
Setting riding mode ( 43).
Installing front seat ( 55).
Clutch
with Competition Kit OE
Adjusting clutch lever
Attempting to adjust the
clutch lever while riding the
motorcycle can lead to accidents.
Do not attempt to adjust the
clutch lever unless the motorcycle is at a standstill.
Turn adjusting screw 1 in direction A to increase the distance between handlebar grip
and clutch lever.
Turn adjusting screw 1 in direction B to decrease the distance between handlebar grip
and clutch lever.
The adjusting screw is
easier to turn if you push
the clutch lever forward.
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.
with Competition Kit OE
Adjusting footbrake lever
with Competition Kit OE
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:
From position 1: widest span
between handlebar grip and
handbrake lever
To position 6: narrowest span
between handlebar grip and
handbrake lever
Turn adjusting screw 2 in direction A to increase the distance between handlebar grip
and handbrake lever.
Turn adjusting screw 2 in direction B to decrease the distance between handlebar grip
and handbrake lever.
The adjusting screw is
easier to turn if you push
the handbrake lever forward.
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Operation
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
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Remove screw 1.
Hold peg 2 in the desired position and tighten screw 1 to the
specified tightening torque.
Peg on pedal
10 Nm
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Slacken screw 3.
The footrests can be moved 4
forwards/backwards and tilted
upwards/downwards using the
sliding action.
Move footrest 4 into the
desired position and tighten
screw 3 to the specified
tightening torque.
Clamping of the adjusted
footrests
28 Nm
In order to restore the factory
settings, align scales 5 and 6
to zero.
Shift mechanism
with Competition Kit OE
Adjusting shift lever
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Remove screw 1.
Hold peg 2 in the desired position and tighten screw 1 to the
specified tightening torque.
Peg on pedal
10 Nm
Mirrors
Adjusting mirrors
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Slacken screw 3.
The footrests can be moved 4
forwards/backwards and tilted
upwards/downwards using the
sliding action.
Move footrest 4 into the
desired position and tighten
screw 3 to the specified
tightening torque.
Clamping of the adjusted
footrests
28 Nm
In order to restore the factory
settings, align scales 5 and 6
to zero.
By adjusting the footrest,
the position of the shift
lever changes. A poorly adjusted
shift lever has a negative effect
on the shift ability of the gearbox.
To adjust the height of the
shift lever, seek the advice of a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Turn the mirror to the correct
position.
Spring preload
Setting
Front spring preload has to
be adjusted to suit the rider's
weight. Increase spring preload
for heavier riders, decrease
spring preload for lighter riders.
It is essential to set spring preload of the rear suspension to
suit the load carried by the mo-
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torcycle. Increase spring preload when the vehicle is heavily
loaded and reduce spring preload
accordingly when the vehicle is
lightly loaded.
Negative spring displacement of front wheel
Adjusting spring preload
for front wheel
34...45 mm (With rider
85 kg)
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.
Start the engine and leave it
running in neutral.
Load-dependent adjustment of spring preload
Hold the motorcycle upright
and measure distance d from
bottom edge 1 of the slider
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 (negative spring
displacement) between the two
readings.
To reduce negative spring displacement (increase spring preload, in other words), use the
tool from the on-board toolkit
to turn adjusting screws 3 in
direction A.
To increase negative spring
displacement (reduce spring
Load-dependent adjustment of spring preload
Negative spring displacement of rear wheel
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.
Start the engine and leave it
running in neutral.
25...35 mm (With rider
85 kg)
Hold the motorcycle upright
and measure distance d from
bottom edge 1 of the numberplate 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 (negative spring
displacement) between the two
readings.
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Operation
preload, in other words),
use the tool from the onboard toolkit to turn adjusting
screws 3 in direction B.
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To reduce negative spring displacement (increase spring preload, in other words), use the
tool from the on-board toolkit
to turn adjusting ring 3 in direction A.
To increase negative spring
displacement (reduce spring
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preload, in other words), use
the tool from the on-board
toolkit to turn adjusting ring 3
in direction B.
Tyres
Operation
Checking tyre pressure
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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.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Check tyre pressures against
the data below.
Tyre pressure, front
2.5 bar (Tyre cold)
Tyre pressure, rear
2.9 bar (Tyre cold)
If tyre pressure is too low:
Correct tyre pressure.
Headlight
Adjusting headlight for
driving on left/driving on
right
This motorcycle has a
symmetric-beam low-beam
headlight. If the motorcycle
is ridden in a country where
the opposite rule of the road
applies, its symmetric lowbeam headlight means that
no measures are necessary to
prevent the headlight beam from
dazzling oncoming traffic.
Headlight beam throw and
spring preload
Headlight beam throw is generally kept constant when spring
preload is adjusted to suit load.
If there are doubts about
the correct headlight range,
seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Front and rear seats
Removing rear seat cover
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Installing rear seat cover
Lock the lock with the ignition
key.
Removing rear seat
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Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Open lock 1 in the rear seat
cover with the ignition key.
Lift the cover at the rear and
then work it back and up to
remove.
Engage the rear seat cover in
mounts 2 on left and right.
Swing the rear seat cover
down, pushing it lightly forward.
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Open seat lock 1 with the ignition key.
Lift the rear seat at the rear
and then work it back and up
to remove.
Remove the ignition key from
the lock and place the rear
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seat, upholstered side down,
on a clean surface.
Removing front seat
Installing rear seat
Operation
with Passenger Bundle OE
Swing the rear seat down,
pushing it lightly forward.
Lock the seat lock with the ignition key.
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Engage the rear seat in
mounts 2 on left and right.
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.
Installing front seat
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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.
Push the upholstery of the
front seat forward slightly
above the screw holes and
hold it in this position.
Install screws 1.
Helmet holder
Secure the helmet to
motorcycle
Removing rear seat cover
( 52).
Turn the cover 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.
Use a plastic-sheathed steel
cable to secure the helmet to
helmet holder 1.
Installing rear seat cover
( 53).
Place the helmet on the front
seat.
with Passenger Bundle OE
Removing rear seat ( 53).
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Turn the rear seat upside
down.
Operation
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Luggage loops
with Passenger Bundle OE
Securing luggage to
motorcycle
Removing rear seat ( 53).
Turn the rear seat upside
down.
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.
The helmet catch can
scratch the panelling.
Make sure the lock is out of the
way when you hook the helmet
into position.
Use a plastic-sheathed steel
cable to secure the helmet to
helmet holder 1.
Installing rear seat ( 54).
Place the helmet on the front
seat.
Pull loops 1 out of the holders
and to the outside and down.
Installing rear seat ( 54).
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Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
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Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Shifting gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Parking your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Securing motorcycle for transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
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Safety instructions
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Do not ride without the correct
clothing! Always wear:
Helmet
Motorcycling jacket and
trousers
Gloves
Boots
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Rider's equipment
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.
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.
Speed
If you ride at high speed, always
bear in mind that various boundary conditions can adversely affect the handling of your motorcycle:
Settings of the spring-strut and
shock-absorber system
Imbalanced load
Loose clothing
Insufficient tyre pressure
Poor tyre tread
Etc.
Risk of poisoning
Exhaust fumes contain carbon
monoxide, which is colourless
and odourless but highly toxic.
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.
Risk of burn injury
Engine and exhaust system
become very hot when the
vehicle is in use. There is a risk
of burn injuries by contact with
hot surfaces.
When you park the motorcycle
make sure that no-one comes
into contact with the engine and
exhaust system.
Catalytic converter
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:
Unburned fuel will destroy
the catalytic converter.
Note the points listed for protection of the catalytic converter.
Risk of overheating
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.
Tampering
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 motorcycle in any way that could result
in tuned performance.
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 function
Shock absorber setting and
spring preload
Tyre-tread depth and tyre
pressures
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
Starting engine
Switch on the ignition.
Pre-ride check is performed.
( 60)
ABS self-diagnosis is
performed. ( 61)
DTC self-diagnosis is performed. ( 61)
Select neutral or, if a gear is
engaged, pull the clutch lever.
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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.
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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.
When starting a cold engine
at low ambient temperatures:
disengage the clutch and turn
the twistgrip slightly to open
the throttle.
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. ( 164)
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
aborted if you start the engine
before it completes.
Press starter button 1.
Phase 1
Telltale and warning lights light
up, 'General' warning light 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.
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:
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.
Phase 2
Test of the wheel sensors as
the vehicle pulls away from
rest.
ABS warning light flashes.
DTC self-diagnosis
ABS self-diagnosis
completed
The ABS warning light goes
out.
Phase 1
Test of the diagnosis-compatible system components with
the vehicle at a standstill.
DTC warning light slowflashes.
ABS self-diagnosis
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 vehicle at a standstill.
ABS warning light flashes.
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.
BMW Motorrad DTC performs
self-diagnosis to ensure its operability. Self-diagnosis is performed automatically when you
switch on the ignition.
Phase 2
Test of the diagnosis-compatible system components while
the motorcycle is on the move.
The motorcycle must reach a
speed of at least 5 km/h in order for DTC self-diagnosis to
complete.
DTC warning light slowflashes.
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Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
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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 or the functionality might be subject to certain
restrictions.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
avoid riding at constant engine
rpm for prolonged periods.
Try to do most of your riding during this initial period on
twisting, fairly hilly roads.
Comply with the rpm limits for
running in.
The electronic engine management system prevents
the engine from revving past the
preset rpm limit for running in.
The authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer deactivates this monitoring function when the motorcycle is brought in for its initial
inspection.
Running-in speed
Running in
Engine
Until the first inspection,
vary the throttle opening and
engine-speed range frequently;
<7000 min-1 (Odometer
reading 0...300 km)
<9000 min-1 (Odometer
reading 300...1000 km)
Running-in speed
no full load (Odometer reading 0...1000 km)
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
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.
Shift light
New tyres do not provide
full grip straight away. Wet
roads and extremely sharp inclines pose a risk of accident.
Ride carefully and avoid
extremely sharp inclines.
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
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 flashes at preset frequency: approaching upshift
rpm
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.
Speed limit
If the shift light flashes or comes
on while the motorcycle is being ridden and ! SPEED ap-
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pears on the display, you have
exceeded the preset top speed.
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Shift assistant
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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.
Shift assistance is not available in
the following situations:
Gearshifts with the clutch disengaged
Gearshifts with the throttle
valve closed (engine overrun)
Downshifts.
Steering
The 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.
Adjusting steering damper
Attempting to adjust the
steering damper while the
motorcycle is being ridden can
lead to accidents.
Do not attempt to adjust the
Turn adjusting screw 1 in direction A to increase damping.
Turn adjusting screw 1 in direction B to reduce damping.
Steering damper basic
setting
Open 5 clicks (from fully
closed) (Public roads)
Open 2 clicks (from fully
closed) (Race track)
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.
BMW Motorrad Race ABS prevents the front wheel from locking up.
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Descending mountain
passes
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.
Use both front and rear brakes,
and make use of the engine's
braking effect as well.
Wet and dirty brakes
Wetness and dirt on the brake
discs and the brake pads diminish braking efficiency.
Delayed braking action or poor
braking efficiency must be
reckoned with in the following
situations:
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steering damper unless the motorcycle is at a standstill.
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Riding in the rain or through
puddles of water.
After the motorcycle has been
washed.
Riding on salted or gritted
roads.
After work has been carried on
the brakes, due to traces of oil
or grease.
Riding on dirt-covered surfaces
or off-road.
Wetness and dirt result in
poor braking efficiency.
Apply the brakes lightly while
riding to remove wetness and
dirt, or dismount and clean the
brakes.
Think ahead and brake in good
time until full braking efficiency is
restored.
Parking your
motorcycle
Side stand
Switch off the engine.
If the ground is soft or uneven, there is no guarantee that the motorcycle will rest
firmly on the stand.
Always check that the ground
under the stand is level and
firm.
Extend the side stand and prop
the motorcycle on the stand.
The side stand is designed
to support only the weight
of the motorcycle.
Do not lean or sit on the
motorcycle with the side stand
extended.
If the camber of the roadway
permits, turn the handlebars all
the way to the left.
On a gradient, the motorcycle
should always face uphill; select 1st gear.
Refuelling
Fuel grade
For optimum fuel consumption,
fuel should be sulphur-free or
with the lowest sulphur content
possible.
Leaded fuel will destroy the
catalytic converter.
Do not attempt to run the vehicle
on leaded fuel or fuel with metallic additives, e.g. manganese or
iron.
You can run the engine on fuel
with a maximum ethanol content of 10%, i.e. E10.
Premium unleaded, (max. 10
% ethanol, E10)
95 ROZ/RON
89 AKI
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 plastic parts immediately
after contact with fuel.
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Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its side stand.
The volume of the tank can
be utilised to the full only
when the motorcycle is propped
on its side stand.
Open the protective cap.
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Refuel with fuel of the grade
stated below; do not fill the
tank past the bottom edge of
the filler neck.
If filling occurs after the fuel
level has gone below the
reserve limit, the amount filled
must be greater than the reserve
amount for the new fuel level to
be recognised and the warning
light to switch off.
Use the ignition key to unlock
cap 1 of the fuel tank and pop
the cap open.
The „Usable fuel capacity“
specified in the technical
data is the quantity that the fuel
tank could hold if it had been run
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Recommended fuel
grade
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dry and the engine had cut out
due to a lack of fuel.
pling; this is best done with the
support of a 2nd person.
Push the motorcycle onto the
transportation flat and hold it in
position: do not place it on the
side stand.
Usable fuel capacity
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approx. 17.5 l
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Reserve fuel
approx. 4 l
Press the fuel tank cap down
firmly to close.
Remove the key and close the
protective cap.
Remove screws 1 and remove
the cover panel of the bottom
fork bridge.
Securing motorcycle
for transportation
Make sure that all components
that might come into contact
with straps used to secure the
motorcycle are adequately protected against scratching. Use
adhesive tape or soft cloths, for
example, for this purpose.
Risk of damaging components.
Take care not to trap
components such as brake lines
or wires.
The motorcycle can topple
and fall on its side.
Secure motorcycle against top-
At the front, loop a strap over
the bottom fork bridge on each
side.
Pull the straps down and tight.
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Place the straps behind on
both sides over the rear frame
and tighten.
Tighten all the straps uniformly;
the vehicle's suspension should
be compressed as tightly as
possible front and rear.
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Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
LAPTIMER mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
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SETUP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
DTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
DDC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Launchcontrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Removing/installing mirrors . . . . . . . . 102
Number-plate carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Removing and installing front turn
indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
On the race track
INFO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
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Multifunction display
Selecting the display
mode
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-
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.
SETUP mode: SETUP mode
is for customising damping and
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.
Speed warning: you can set a
speed above which a warning is
issued. This function has to be
switched on in SETUP mode.
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
6
solid line: short press
broken line: press and hold
down
Operating the odometer
( 36)
Setting the clock ( 35).
Starting timing ( 76).
Starting INFO menu
( 79)
Starting SETUP menu
( 84)
Speed warning ( 36)
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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 ( 74)
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 ( 89).
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 ( 92).
1
2
3
4
solid line: short press
broken line: press and hold
down
Ending timing ( 77).
Interrupting timing ( 77).
Starting timing ( 76).
Customising display layout
( 76).
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On the race track
Overview of LAPTIMER
mode
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Customising display
layout
Starting timing
76
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
( 92). 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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Fastest lap anticipated
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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
This function has to be activated
in the SETUP menu ( 93).
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When you start a new lap your
intermediate times are taken
every 100 metres and compared
with the corresponding intermediate times of the best lap stored
in memory. If your intermediate
times show that you are faster
than on your previous best lap
the processor anticipates that
this lap will be your new best
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time. "Fastest lap" indicator 1
lights up.
Selecting saved lap
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
Aggregate time for all laps
saved in memory (TOTAL)
Exiting INFO mode
(INFO RETURN)
Option for deleting
the data from memory
(INFO CLEAR ALL) (except
all-time best lap)
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On the race track
INFO mode
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Overview of INFO mode
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On the race track
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2
3
4
5
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solid line: short press
broken line: press and hold
down
Selecting saved lap
( 79).
Deleting lap times ( 83).
Direct jump to the
CLEAR ALL menu
Exiting INFO mode
( 81).
Clearing all saved data
( 82).
Activating ROAD mode
( 82).
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Lap time for the lap currently displayed.
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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.
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Information per lap
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Clearing all saved data
Activating ROAD mode
On the race track
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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.
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 best lap from earlier
races.
The all-time best lap can also be
deleted from memory.
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.
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.
Total time is reduced by the
time for the laps you delete.
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On the race track
Deleting lap times
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SETUP mode
Selecting a parameter
On the race track
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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:
Rebound damping, rear
(REB DDC-RE)
Compression damping, rear
(COM DDC-RE)
Suspension damping, front
(DMP DDC-FR)
Rebound damping, front
(REB DDC-FR), only
with height sensor (Racing
accessories)
Compression damping,
front (COM DDC-FR), only
with height sensor (Racing
accessories)
Calibration of height sensor
(DDC-CAL)
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)
Activate or deactivate indicator
for bulb defect (LAMP)
Compare current lap with best
lap (FSTLAP)
Activate or deactivate speed
warning (SPEED) in ROAD
mode
Display dimmer (BRIGHT)
Exit SETUP
(SETUP RETURN)
1
2
3
4
solid line: short press
broken line: press and hold
down
Selecting a parameter
( 84).
Direct jump to ROAD
mode
Setting a parameter
( 86).
Exiting SETUP mode
( 86).
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Overview of SETUP mode
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Setting a parameter
Exiting SETUP mode
Adjusting damping, rear
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.
SETUP MENU appears on
the display.
Adjusting rebound damping on
the rear suspension strut.
On the race track
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Adjusting damping, front
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Adjusting compression damping
on the rear suspension strut.
Without height sensor on the
front wheel:
Adjust damping on the front suspension strut without separation
of rebound and compression
damping.
Without height sensor on the
front wheel:
Adjust rebound damping on the
front suspension strut.
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Calibration of height
sensor
Engine speed for shift
light ON
Calibration of height sensor on
the rear suspension strut, e.g.
after changes to the suspension
height ( 97).
Engine speed for shift light ON in
rpm.
On the race track
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Without height sensor on the
front wheel:
Adjust compression damping on
the front suspension strut.
The separate adjustment of
height sensors required for
rebound and compression
damping is not offered by
BMW Motorrad. Available at
racing accessory stockists.
You can request more detailed
information by sending an email
to "hp-race-support@bmwmotorrad.com".
Engine speed for shift
light OFF
Shift-light brightness
Shift-light flash frequency
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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.
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
and the speed warning flash, in
Hz (1/s).
If you select ON, the shift light
and the speed warning show
continuously.
Display layout in laptimer
mode
You can choose between six display layout versions for the laptimer mode.
On the race track
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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 ( 82).
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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.
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Display-freeze period for
the most recent time
Minimum lap time
Indicator for bulb failure
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.
If a bulb or the number-plate carrier is removed in preparation for
a race-track session, the electronics detect a bulb failure and
the appropriate warning appears
on the display.
This function suppresses this
warning.
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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.
Fastest lap indicator
Speed warning
Display brightness
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The "Fastest lap anticipated"
( 77) function is switched on.
Activating this function activates
another main menu in which you
can set a top speed. A warning
is issued if the motorcycle exceeds this limit.
You can set display brightness to
any of five levels.
On the race track
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DTC
94
Acceptable slip on the rear wheel
is controlled by the DTC system
to suit the chosen ride mode.
In SLICK mode, adjustment of
the system-based DTC settings
is also possible.
On the race track
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DTC settings
Customising the DTC
function
Activate SLICK mode; install
coding plug, if necessary.
Adjustment of DTC is only
possible in SLICK mode.
Adjustment of DTC is also
possible during driving.
Press button 1 at the top (+)
to obtain earlier DTC (less rear
wheel slippage).
It can be set to give a reading
of between 1 and 7; 7 representing the earliest intervention.
The reading you select is indicated by the symbol in the multifunction display 1.
Risk of falling through rear
wheel skidding. Reducing
DTC can lead to rear wheelspin
and thus loss of stability.
Reduce DTC to use on
racetracks only.
Press button 1 at the bottom
(­) to obtain later DTC (more
rear wheel slippage).
The range of adjustment is
from -1 to -7, with intervention at its latest at a setting of
­7.
The customisation of damping
settings must be separately performed for each riding mode.
DDC
Adjusting the damping
characteristic for rear
wheel
ESA settings
The reading you select is indicated by the symbol in the multifunction display 1.
In the gravel trap
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 sufficiently. Under these circumstances, BMW Motorrad recommends temporarily deactivating
DTC.
Bear in mind that the rear wheel
will spin on the loose surface and
Damping is automatically altered
through the DDC system to suit
the rider’s style of riding.
The customisation of the
system-based damping
settings is also possible for
the front wheel as well as for
the rear wheel. Rebound and
compression damping can
be altered on the back wheel
separately.
To be able to also alter damping on the front wheel, a height
sensor (available at racing accessory stockists) must be installed. You can obtain further information from HP Race Support
by sending an email to hp-racesupport@bmw-motorrad.com.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Switch to SETUP mode.
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close the throttle in good time
before you reach a firm surface.
Then reactivate DTC.
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To adjust compression damping, press buttons 1/ 2 until (DDC-REAR) is displayed
at position 3 "DDC-RE" and
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(Compression) is displayed at
position 4 "COM:".
To adjust rebound damping,
press buttons 1/2 until (DDCREAR) is displayed at position 3 "DDC-RE" and (Rebound) is displayed at position 4 "REB:".
Hold down button 2 until the
reading next to "REB:"/"COM:"
flashes.
Using buttons 1 and 2, adjust
damping as desired.
+1 .. +7: increase damping to
a maximum of seven levels
-1 .. -7: reduce damping to a
maximum of seven levels
0: default settings
Adjusting damping
characteristic for front
wheel
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Switch to SETUP mode.
Without height sensor on the
front wheel:
To adjust damping, press
buttons 1/ 2 until (DDCFRONT) is displayed at
position 3 "DDC-FR" and
(Damping) is displayed at
position 4 "DMP:".
Press button 2 until the reading next to "DMP:" flashes.
Using buttons 1 and 2, adjust
damping as desired.
+1 .. +7: increase damping to
a maximum of seven levels
-1 .. -7: reduce damping to a
maximum of seven levels
0: default settings
Without height sensor on the
front wheel:
To adjust compression damping, press buttons 1/ 2 until
(DDC-FRONT) is displayed
at position 3 "DDC-FR" and
(Compression) is displayed at
position 4 "COM:".
To adjust rebound damping,
press buttons 1/2 until (DDCFRONT) is displayed at position 3 "DDC-FR" and (Re-
Performing a zero position
alignment
Place the motorcycle on the
side stand or on a suitable auxiliary stand.
During the alignment, do not
sit on the motorcycle; remove
pieces of luggage.
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To align the zero position, first
press buttons 1/2 until "DDC"
is displayed at position 3 and
"CAL" (Calibration) is displayed
at position 4.
Then press and hold down
button 2 until the "CAL" starts
flashing.
If the zero position alignment was
successfully performed, a check
mark is displayed.
If the check mark is not displayed:
Repeat alignment.
If the check mark is still not
displayed after repeating the
alignment, seek the advice of a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Installing height sensor
plugs
Remove the side panel
( 133).
On the race track
bound) is displayed at position 4 REB:.
Hold down button 2 until the
reading next to "REB:"/"COM:"
flashes.
Using buttons 1 and 2, adjust
damping as desired.
+1 .. +7: increase damping to
a maximum of seven levels
-1 .. -7: reduce damping to a
maximum of seven levels
0: default settings
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Running gear
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Height adjustment
On the race track
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Remove protective cap from
plug 1 und connect height
sensor plug.
In the SETUP-menu, the
damping on the front wheel
can be adjusted separately
from rebound and compressing
damping.
Installing side panel (
134).
In order to customise the suspension height, the left and right
slide blocks 1 can be replaced
on the suspension strut screw
joint.
Attached to the vehicle are two
pairs of slide blocks with different
drill holes. The blocks in each
pair can be turned 180°, so together with the blocks installed
ex-works there are five possible
height settings (-3 mm, -1.5 mm,
0 mm, +1.5 mm, +3 mm).
1 slide blocks with a drill hole 3
mm off-centre.
2 slide blocks with a drill hole
1.5 mm off-centre; these are
installed at the factory.
3 slide blocks with a central
drill hole.
Adjusting height of
suspension
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Lift the motorcycle using a
suitable auxiliary stand to relieve pressure on the suspension strut.
Remove slide block 3 on the
right hand side.
Select a pair of slide blocks according to the desired height.
Adjust wide recessed slide
block 2 on the right hand side.
Install screw 1 and tighten to
specified torque.
Spring strut to relay lever
On the race track
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Remove screw 2 und remove
slide block 1.
56 Nm
Performing a zero position
alignment ( 97).
Adjust narrow threaded slide
block 3 on the right hand side.
Launchcontrol
100
Launchcontrol supports riders by
maintaining ideal engine revving
for a racing start. Launchcontrol
can only be activated in SLICK
mode.
After Launchcontrol has been
activated, the system maintains
the engine speed at full throttle
at approx. 8000 rpm. After engaging the clutch, torque is controlled, so that maximum drive
is produced at the rear wheel.
The throttle remains at full acceleration. If a speed of 60 km/h
is exceeded, speed limitation is
switched off.
While Launchcontrol is active, the
DTC system is turned off.
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Launchcontrol
Launchcontrol is also turned off
in the following circumstances:
The third gear is engaged.
The angle of inclination is
greater than 30°.
The engine or the ignition is
switched off.
The mode is changed.
Bring vehicle to starting position.
Vehicle is stationary, engine is
running
The number of consecutive
starts using Launchcontrol is
limited in order to protect the
clutch. The number of possible
starts still remaining is shown in
the multifunction display.
Racing start with
Launchcontrol
Risk of accident through
increased acceleration.
Launch control allows for maximum acceleration, resulting in
the possible occurrence of unfamiliar driving conditions.
Install launch control only for use
on racetracks.
Switch on SLICK-mode
Press and hold down starter
button 1 until the reading on
the display changes.
Check the display.
Shift light on.
In the multifunction display,
L-CON and the remaining
number of available starts 1
using Launchcontrol are shown.
Start with launch control possible.
Start as described below.
If no start using Launchcontrol is
currently possible, the number 0
is shown, alongside an exclamation mark 2.
Allow the clutch to cool.
Cooling period for the
clutch
approx. 3 min (when the
engine is running)
approx. 20 min (when the
engine is not running)
When starting as normal, open
the throttle only as much as is
Launchcontrol controls the
ideal torque on the rear wheel
and maintains a constant
engine speed up to approx.
60 km/h.
The motor speed increases
due to full throttle acceleration,
once the speed limitation is
switched off.
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necessary to reach the speed
limitation.
After engaging the clutch, open
the throttle completely.
If the DTC warning light
shows, the DTC system
has been switched off.
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Removing/installing
mirrors
102
Removing mirror
Remove the fairing-panel
fasteners.
On the race track
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
the points where chafing might
occur.
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On each side, remove nuts 1
and remove the mirrors.
Use the HP Race Cover
Kit from BMW Motorrad to
cover the screw holes and restore the secure fastening of the
mount.
Installing mirrors
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Engage the left and right mirrors in mounts 4.
Install the nuts at the rear of
the fairing panel and tighten to
specified torque.
Mirror to front panel carrier
Securing agent: mechanical
8 Nm
Removing number-plate
carrier
Open retainer 2 and disconnect the plug.
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Switch off the ignition.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
with anti-theft alarm (DWA) OE
If applicable, deactivate the
anti-theft alarm.
with Passenger Bundle OE
Removing rear seat ( 53).
Open cable tie 1 (can be reused).
Carefully disengage anti-theft
alarm bracket 5 from the rear
frame and turn it up.
Open retainers 3 and disconnect the plug.
Remove screw 4.
Work the anti-theft alarm forward out of the holder.
On the race track
Number-plate carrier
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Open retainer 6 and disconnect the plug.
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Use a small screwdriver to
push retainer 7 to the left and
at the same time push the plug
to the rear and off the antitheft alarm bracket.
Remove the anti-theft alarm
bracket.
Protect the plug on the motorcycle to prevent the ingress of
foreign matter.
Remove screws 8 with washers and remove the numberplate carrier. Work the cable
through opening 9.
with Passenger Bundle OE
Installing rear seat ( 54).
Hold the number-plate carrier
in position and work the cable
through opening 9.
Install screws 8 with the washers.
Installing number-plate
carrier
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
with Passenger Bundle OE
Removing rear seat ( 53).
Close the plug, making sure
that retainer 2 engages, and
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Connect the plug, making sure
that retainer 6 engages.
Push the plug of the numberplate carrier onto the anti-theft
alarm bracket, making sure that
retainer 7 engages.
From the front, work the antitheft alarm into position in the
holder.
Install screw 4.
Connect the plug, making sure
that retainers 3 engage.
with Passenger Bundle OE
Installing rear seat ( 54).
Position anti-theft alarm
bracket 5 in the rear frame.
On the race track
secure it to the rear frame with
cable tie 1.
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Removing and installing
front turn indicators
106
Removing front flashing
turn indicator
On the race track
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The procedure described
here for the right side apply
applies by analogy to the left side
panel.
Remove the side panel
( 133).
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Unclip the turn-signal cable at
position 1.
Remove screw 2 and remove
the turn indicator. Work the
cable through the fairing side
panel.
Protect the plug on the motorcycle to prevent the ingress of
foreign matter.
Engage the fairing side panel in
mount 6 on the engine spoiler.
Seat the side panel in the rubber buffer at position 4.
Install screws 3 with the washers.
the motorcycle on which you
are working.
The letter "R" for right or "L"
for left is stamped on the back
of the slipstream deflector.
Install screws 1.
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Installing front flashing
turn indicator
Install screw 1.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Remove screw 1 on the inboard side of the right side
panel.
On the race track
Install screws 2.
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Hold slipstream deflector 2 in
position, making sure that it is
the correct part for the side of
Remove screws 1 and remove
slipstream deflector 2.
Remove screws 2.
Remove screws 3 with the
washers.
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Pull the fairing side panel at
position 4 to disengage it from
the rubber buffer and remove.
On the race track
Work the cable through the
fairing side panel.
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Clip in the turn-signal cable at
position 1.
Installing side panel (
Hold the flashing turn indicator
in position and install screw 2.
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Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Brake system with BMW Motorrad
Race ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Electronic engine management
with BMW Motorrad DTC . . . . . . . . . . 115
Dynamic Damping Control
BMW Motorrad DDC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
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Four ride modes enable the motorcycle's characteristics to adapt
to the prevailing weather conditions, the road and traffic, and
the rider's style of riding:
RAIN
SPORT (standard mode)
RACE
SLICK (only with coding plug
inserted).
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Selection
with reduced power output,
79 kW OE
The following applies to
motorcycles with power reduction: once the coding plug
has been inserted, the choice
of modes includes SPORT and
RACE with increased engine
power. The significantly more
sporty response in these modes
can lead to hazardous situations.
It is important for the rider in-
tending to use these more sporty
ride modes to familiarise himself/
herself with their characteristics.
The following applies to
motorcycles with power
reduction: inserting the coding plug voids homologation for
riding the motorcycle on public
roads.
Do not use the coding plug for
riding these vehicles on public
roads.
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 deactivated
only if the coding plug is inserted.
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 increase in torque is linear.
The ABS system 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
SPORT
The behaviour of the ABS is the
same as in RAIN mode.
The DTC system intervenes later
than in RAIN mode, so it is possible to induce slight drift when
exiting corners.
The behaviour of the DDC is the
same as in RAIN mode.
RACE
RACE is the sportiest mode
available without the coding plug
inserted.
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.
Risk of rollover, because
the rear wheel lift-off protection system is switched off.
Be prepared during hard breaking
for the rear wheels to lift up off
the road surface.
The DTC system intervenes
even later than in the other
modes, so lengthy drifts and
wheelies are possible when
exiting corners (at angles of
inclination under 25°).
The DDC is set up for sporty
handling.
SLICK
The SLICK mode cannot be activated unless the coding plug is
inserted.
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 parameter 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 system in SLICK mode is derived
from the IDM. Furthermore, it differs from the RACE mode as the
ABS is not engaged when applying the foot brake pedal on the
rear wheel. 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.
Risk of rollover, because
the rear wheel lift-off protection system is switched off.
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wheel from spinning whenever
possible.
The DDC system is set up for
reserved driving.
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Be prepared during hard breaking
for the rear wheels to lift up off
the road surface.
Risk of accident, because
ABS on the rear wheel is
switched off.
Be prepared during hard breaking
for the rear wheels to lock.
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
are possible and the same applies to wheelies at slight angles
of heel, and it is important to
bear in mind that under these
circumstances it is also possible
that the motorcycle might flip
over backwards!
The behaviour of the DDC is the
same as in RACE mode.
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 riding 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
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
How does ABS work?
The amount of braking force that
can be transferred to the road
depends on factors that 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 braking force exceeds the maximum
transferable limit, the wheels start
to lock and the vehicle loses its
directional stability; a fall is imminent. Before this situation
can occur, ABS intervenes and
adapts braking pressure to the
maximum transferable braking
force, so the wheels continue
to turn and directional stability
is maintained irrespective of the
condition of the road surface.
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
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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.
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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.
Severe braking can cause
the rear wheel to lift off the
ground.
When you brake, bear in mind
that ABS control cannot always
be relied on 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.
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.
Electronic engine
management with
BMW Motorrad DTC
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 engine control
intervenes and adapts the 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 negate the additional safety offered
by this system.
DTC customisation
In SLICK mode, the behaviour
of the DTC can be customised.
Out on the track, as tyre wear
progresses you can fine-tune
DTC to continue riding close
to the physical limits, and
you can also adapt system
response to tyres not tested by
BMW Motorrad.
Based on the standard settings,
the moment of DTC intervention
can be brought forward seven
levels or pushed back seven
levels. The earlier the intervention, the better the cornering.
With later intervention, drive is
improved at the expense of cornering, until tyre adhesion is exceeded.
Special situations
In accordance with the laws of
physics, the accelerating ability
is restricted more and more as
the heel angle 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
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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 is
displayed. 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) with DTC deactivated.
Rear wheel rotating with the
vehicle 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.
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.
In the RACE and SLICK modes,
wheelies are possible at slight
angles of inclination.
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.
Dynamic Damping
Control BMW Motorrad
DDC
Dynamic Damping Control
DDC
The movement of the rear suspension strut is recorded using
a ride level sensor. The electric
damper valve is opened/closed
depending on the determined
direction of travel and speed of
travel as well as on the chosen
ride mode. Damping on the front
wheel also depends on the ride
mode; however, no measurement
of the spring travel takes place.
The damping values for the front
wheel and for the back wheel
can be changed in the SETUP
menu either to one of seven
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levels to make the damping
"softer" or one of seven levels
to make the damping "harder".
Rebound and compression
damping can be altered on the
back wheel separately.
In order to be able to separately
customise rebound and compression damping on the front
wheel, a height sensor must
be installed on the suspension
fork. A connecting plug for the
sensors is already present on the
motorcycle; it can be found under the left side panel.
If an additional height sensor has
been installed, an existing sensor
replaced or the suspension
height changed, a calibration
must be performed. The
calibration is begun in SETUP
menu.
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General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Rear footrests. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
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General instructions
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
( 139).
BMW Motorrad cannot
examine or test each
product of outside origin to
ensure that 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 vehicle does not
infringe the national road-vehicle
construction and use regulations
applicable in your country.
Rear footrests
with Passenger Bundle OE
Removing rear footrests
Remove screws 1 and nuts 2.
Removing washers and rear
footrests.
Carbon fiber bracket (silencer) on the rear frame
28 Nm
tighten to the specified tightening torque.
Silencer clamp on
bracket
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Remove screws 1 and stretch
out the silencer strap, pulling
backwards from the silencer.
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Hold the silencer strap and install screw 1 (M8x30), tightening to the specified torque.
Stretch out retaining strap 1
and pull backwards over the
silencer.
Adjust retaining strap and silencer - make sure that the retaining strap is lying flat against
the external side of the silencer
bracket.
Insert screw 2 into washer, retaining band, silencer strap,
second washer and nut and
Remove screws 1.
Remove rear footrests.
Installing rear footrests
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Install screw hole covers 1.
Cover for rear footrests
on the rear frame
without Passenger Bundle OE
3 Nm
Remove screw 2 with nut and
washers.
Stretch out retaining strap 1
and pull backwards from the
silencer.
Remove screws 1 and remove
the silencer strap.
Hold the footrest and install
screw 1 (M8x25), tightening to
the specified torque.
Rear footrest bracket on
the rear frame
28 Nm
Tighten nut 2 to the specified
tightening torque.
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bracket
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Hold footrest.
Install screws 1 and tighten to
the specified tightening torque.
Stretch out retaining strap 1
and pull backwards over the
silencer.
Align the retaining strap and
silencer; slip the washer, retaining strap and second washer
on to the footrest screw.
Install nut 2, but do not tighten
it at this point.
Install screw 3.
Rear footrest bracket on
the rear frame
Remove screw hole covers 1.
28 Nm
Accessories
20 Nm
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Maintenance
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
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Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Body panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Rims and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Rear-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Maintenance
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
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General instructions
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 vehicle 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 vehicle, which is
available from your authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Some of the work calls for special tools and a thorough knowledge of the technology involved.
If you are in doubt, consult a
specialist workshop, preferably
your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Toolkit
1
2
Spare fuses with puller tool
Miniature fuses, 4 A and
7.5 A
Ring spanner
Width across flats 34
Adjust the chain tension
( 138).
3
4
5
6
7
Socket wrench
Width across flats 17
Adjusting spring preload
for front wheel ( 50).
Adjusting spring preload
for rear wheel ( 51).
Use plastic tops when
adjusting the front and
rear spring preloads respectively.
Extension for hook
wrench.
Torx bit, T25
Removing and installing
body panels.
Plastic adapter for socket
wrench
Adjusting spring preload
for front wheel ( 50).
Plastic adapter for socket
wrench
Adjusting spring preload
for rear wheel ( 51).
Extension for screwdriver
blade
Open-ended spanner
Width across flats 10/13
Adjust the chain tension
( 138).
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Reversible-blade screwdriver with star-head and
plain tips
Remove the battery
( 158).
10 Reversible screwdriver
blade
With cross recess and Torx
T25
Remove the front seat
( 54).
Removing and installing
body panels.
Replacing turn indicator bulbs, front and rear
( 152).
Engine oil
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Checking engine oil level
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 of oil level.
In order to ensure that the engine oil level is read correctly,
check the oil level only after at
engine operating temperature.
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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If the oil level is above the MAX
mark:
Have the oil level corrected
by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
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Topping up engine oil
Engine oil, specified level
Between MIN and MAX
marks
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Wipe the area around the filler
neck clean.
Top up the engine oil to the
specified level.
Checking engine oil level
( 127).
Install cap 1 of the oil filler
neck.
Brake system
Engine oil, capacity
Checking function of
brakes
products recommended by
BMW Motorrad
3.5 l (with filter change)
If the oil level is below the MIN
mark:
Topping up engine oil ( 128).
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.
Remove cap 1 from the oil filler
neck.
Pull the front brake lever.
The pressure point must be
clearly perceptible.
Press the footbrake lever.
The pressure point must be
clearly perceptible.
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Incorrect working practices
endanger the reliability of
the brakes.
Have all work on the brake system undertaken by trained and
qualified specialists.
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Have the brakes checked by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
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
cause damage to the brake system.
In order to ensure the dependability of the brake system, do not
permit the brake pads to wear
Maintenance
If pressure points are not clearly
perceptible:
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past the minimum permissible
thickness.
Viewing direction: from the rear
toward brake pads 1.
Have the brake pads replaced
by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Checking rear brake pad
thickness
Have the brake pads replaced
by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Brake-pad wear limit,
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min 1.0 mm (Friction pad
only, without backing plate.)
If the wear indicating mark is no
longer visible:
Visually inspect the brake pads
to ascertain their thickness.
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.
Brake pads worn past the
minimum permissible thickness can cause a reduction in
braking efficiency and under
certain circumstances they can
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
Brake fluid, DOT4
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 the 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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Check the brake-fluid level at
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
Brake fluid, DOT4
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-
Coolant, specified level
Between MIN and MAX
marks on the expansion tank
(Engine cold)
If the coolant drops below the
permitted level:
Top up the coolant.
Topping up coolant
Remove the side panel
( 134).
Open cap 1 of the expansion
tank.
Top up coolant to specified
level.
Checking coolant level
( 132).
Close the cap of the expansion
tank.
Installing side panel (
134).
Body panels
Remove the side panel
The procedure described
here for the right side apply
applies by analogy to the left side
panel.
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Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
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inside of the right side panel.
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Remove screws 1 and remove
slipstream deflector 2.
Pull the fairing side panel at
position 4 to disengage it from
the rubber buffer and remove.
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Remove screw 1 on the inboard side of the side panel.
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Installing side panel
Engage the fairing side panel in
mount 6 on the engine spoiler.
Disconnect plug 5.
Remove the side panel.
Remove screws 2.
Remove screws 3 with the
washers.
Connect plug 5.
Checking clutch-lever
play
Seat the side panel in the rubber buffer at position 4.
Install screws 3 with the washers.
Install screws 2.
Hold slipstream deflector 2 in
position, making sure that it is
the correct part for the side of
the motorcycle on which you
are working.
The letter "R" for right or "L"
for left is stamped on the back
of the slipstream deflector.
Install screws 1.
Clutch
Checking clutch function
Install screw 1.
Pull the clutch lever.
The pressure point must be
clearly perceptible.
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If the pressure point is not clearly
perceptible:
Have the clutch checked by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
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Pull clutch lever 1 until resistance is perceptible.
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with Competition Kit OE
Adjust the clutch-lever
play
with Competition Kit OE
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Pull clutch lever 2 until resistance is perceptible.
In this position, measure clutch
play a between the handlebar
fitting and the clutch lever.
Clutch-lever play
0.5...1.0 mm (at the handlebar fitting, with engine cold)
Clutch play is out of tolerance:
Adjust the clutch-lever play
( 136).
To increase clutch play: turn
screw 1 in the tightening direction, i.e. into the handlebar
fitting.
To reduce clutch play: turn
screw 1 in the loosening direction, i.e. out of the handlebar
fitting.
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 of the handlebar
fitting.
Checking clutch-lever play
( 135).
Repeat the steps in this procedure until clutch play is set
correctly.
Checking rims
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Visually inspect the rims for
defects.
Have any damaged rims inspected by a specialist workshop and replaced if necessary, preferably by an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Check the tyre tread
depth
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.
Wear indicators are built
into the main profile
grooves on each tyre. 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.
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.
To prolong chain life,
BMW Motorrad recommends
the use of BMW Motorrad
chain lubricant, or:
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Rims and tyres
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Lubricant
Chain spray
Wipe off excess lubricant.
Maintenance
Checking chain tension
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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.
pinion and sprocket and measure difference a.
Chain deflection
40...50 mm (Motorcycle with
no weight applied, supported
on its side stand)
If measured value is outside permitted tolerance:
Adjust the chain tension
( 138).
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
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
( 138).
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.
Tyre recommendation
19 Nm
Tighten quick-release axle
nut 1 to the specified tightening torque.
Rear quick-release axle
in swinging arm
permissible chain length
Securing agent: mechanical
100 Nm
Checking the chain wear
Engage 1st gear.
Turn the rear wheel in the normal direction of travel until the
chain is tensioned.
Measure the length of the
chain over 9 rivets below the
rear wheel swinging arm.
max 144.30 mm (measured
centre to centre over 10
pins, chain pulled taut)
If the chain has stretched to the
maximum permissible length:
Seek the advice of 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.bmwmotorrad.com.
Effect of wheel size on
chassis and 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
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Wheels
Locknut of the final-drive
chain tensioning screw
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width of a vehicle's wheels 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.
Removing front wheel
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Remove screw 1 and remove
the ABS sensor from its bore.
Mask off the parts of the wheel
rim that could be scratched in
the process of removing the
brake calipers.
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 2 of the brake
calipers on left and right.
Force the brake pads 3 slightly
apart by rocking brake caliper 4
back and forth against brake
disc 5.
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.
Installing rear-wheel stand
( 147).
Raise front of motorcycle until
the front wheel can turn freely.
Remove quick-release axle 2,
while supporting the wheel.
Roll the front wheel forward to
remove.
Slacken right axle clamping
screws 1.
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Installing front 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.
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.
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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.
Maintenance
BMW Motorrad recommends
the BMW Motorrad front-wheel
stand for lifting the motorcycle.
Installing the front-wheel stand
( 146).
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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.
Radial brake caliper to
axle mount
38 Nm
Ease the brake calipers on to
the brake discs.
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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 2 on left and
right to the specified tightening
torque.
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 perceptible, and repeat this operation several times.
Place the motorcycle
on an auxiliary stand;
BMW Motorrad recommends
the BMW Motorrad rear-wheel
stand.
Installing rear-wheel stand
( 147).
Slip wooden chocks or similar
under the rear wheel to prevent
it from dropping out after the
quick-release axle has been
removed.
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.
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Roll the rear wheel as far
forward as possible and
disengage chain 7 from the
sprocket.
Remove quick-release axle 5
and remove adjusting plate 6.
Remove axle nut 1 with
washer.
Remove the brake and ABS
line from holder 8.
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brake-caliper carrier 10 back
far enough to allow the rear
wheel to clear it.
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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.
When rolling the rear wheel
clear of the motorcycle, take
care not to damage ABS
sensor 9.
Roll the rear wheel to the rear
and clear of the swinging arm
and at the same time pull
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Roll the rear wheel on the support into the swinging arm as
far as necessary to permit the
brake-caliper carrier to be inserted.
Install the 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
Insert the brake-caliper carrier
into the guide 11.
ing brake-caliper carrier 10 forward at the same time.
9
When rolling the rear wheel
into position, take care not to
damage ABS sensor 9.
Roll the rear wheel further into
the swinging arm, while push-
Roll the rear wheel as far
forward as possible and loop
chain 7 over the sprocket.
Insert right adjusting plate 6
into the swinging arm with
stop 12 to the front.
Lift the rear wheel and work
quick-release axle 5 through
the adjusting plate and into the
brake-caliper carrier and the
rear wheel.
Make sure that the quick-release axle is seated against the
stop of the adjusting plate.
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Adjust the chain tension
( 138).
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Front-wheel stand
Installing rear-wheel stand
( 147).
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Installing the front-wheel
stand
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Insert left adjusting plate 4.
Install axle nut 1 with its
washer, but do not tighten the
nut at this point.
Seat the brake and ABS line in
holder 8.
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.
Place the motorcycle
on an auxiliary stand;
BMW Motorrad recommends
the BMW Motorrad rear-wheel
stand.
Use basic stand (83 30 0 402
241) with the adapters (83 30
2 152 839).
Rear-wheel stand
Installing rear-wheel
stand
Insert adapter pins (83 30 2
152 840) 1 into the front suspension on left and right.
Use basic stand with tool number (83 30 0 402 241) and adapters (83 30 2 152 839).
Engage the front-wheel stand
in the front suspension and
apply even pressure to push it
down to the ground.
Turn brackets 2 with long ends
facing inwards.
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Maintenance
Adjust adapters 3 to the width
of the pins inserted in the front
suspension.
Set the height of the frontwheel stand to raise the front
wheel slightly clear of the
ground.
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Install adapter pins (83 30 2
152 841) 1 in the rear wheel
swinging arm on left and right
and tighten to the specified
torque.
Adapter to rear wheel
swinging arm
20 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 rearwheel stand to raise the rear
wheel slightly clear of the
ground.
Engage the rear-wheel stand in
the rear wheel swinging arm
and apply even pressure to
push it down to the ground.
Bulbs
Replacing low-beam and
high-beam headlight bulb
The plug arrangement can
differ from the illustration,
depending on the bulb to be
replaced.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.
9
Remove cover 1 so that the
low-beam headlight bulb can
be replaced.
Remove cover 2 so that the
high-beam headlight bulb can
be replaced.
Release spring clip 4 at left
and right and swing it up.
Remove bulb 5 from the
socket.
Replace the defective bulb.
Disconnect plug 3.
Bulbs with higher lightintensity ratings are available through aftermarket suppliers. These bulbs burn out more
rapidly and generate more heat
than conceptional bulbs. Under adverse conditions the extra
heat can cause damage to the
headlight.
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Bulbs for the low-beam
headlight
Engage spring clip 4 in the
catch on left and right.
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Maintenance
Bulb for high-beam
headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Hold the new bulb by the base
only, in order to keep the glass
free of foreign matter.
Remove parking-light cover 1.
Connect plug 3.
Install the cover.
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Replacing parking-light
bulb, left
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.
Install bulb 5. Begin by seating
lug 6 and then press the bulb
into the socket.
Push down retainer 2 (using a
screwdriver if necessary) and
pull socket 3 out of the headlight housing.
Replacing parking-light
bulb, right
Remove bulb 4 from the
socket.
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Maintenance
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.
Insert bulb 4 into the socket.
Replace the defective bulb.
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Bulb for parking light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
the new bulb in order to keep
the glass free of foreign matter.
Remove cover 1.
Insert socket 3 into the headlight housing, making sure that
retainer 2 engages.
Install the cover.
Replace the defective bulb.
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Bulb for parking light
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W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
the new bulb in order to keep
the glass free of foreign matter.
Push down retainer 2 (using a
screwdriver if necessary) and
pull socket 3 out of the headlight housing.
Insert socket 3 into the headlight housing, making sure that
retainer 2 engages.
Install the cover.
Replacing turn indicator
bulbs, front and rear
Insert bulb 4 into the socket.
Remove bulb 4 from the
socket.
The LED turn indicators can
be replaced only as a complete
unit. Consult a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
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
Replace the defective bulb.
Bulb for number-plate
light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
the new bulb in order to keep
the glass free of foreign matter.
Pull number-plate light 1 out of
the bulb housing.
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Push the bulb into the bulb
socket.
Pull the bulb out of the bulb
socket.
9
Maintenance
LED rear light
Removing rear seat cover
( 52).
with Passenger Bundle OE
Removing rear seat ( 53).
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workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Installing fuse
Press number-plate light bulb 1
into the light housing.
Fuses
Removing fuse
Any attempt to jumper a
defective fuse gives rise to
the risk of a short-circuit and fire.
Always replace a defective fuse
with a new fuse of the same
amperage.
Switch off the ignition.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Squeeze the latches together
and remove cover of fuse
box 1.
To replace the main fuse, remove cover 2 of the relay box.
Use the tool from the on-board
toolkit to pull the defective fuse
up and out of the fuse box.
If fuse defects recur frequently have the electric
circuits checked by a specialist
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". The figures in the
graphic correspond to the fuse
numbers.
Close the fuse cover.
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.
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.
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 dis-
charged 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,
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.
Installing front seat ( 55).
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Maintenance
The latch engages with an
audible click.
Installing rear seat cover
( 53).
with Passenger Bundle OE
Installing rear seat ( 54).
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Battery
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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.
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Maintenance instructions
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.
Connect a float charger to the
battery if the motorcycle is to
remain out of use for more than
four weeks.
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).
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.
with anti-theft alarm (DWA) OE
Connecting battery to
motorcycle
with anti-theft alarm (DWA) OE
9
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.
Connect battery positive lead 2
first.
Then connect battery negative
lead 1.
Connect battery positive lead 2
first.
Then connect battery negative
lead 1.
Installing front seat (
55).
Recharge the battery
Disconnecting battery from
motorcycle ( 156).
Charge the battery using a
suitable charger.
Comply with the operating instructions of the charger.
Once the battery is fully
charged, disconnect the
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charger's terminal clips from
the battery terminals.
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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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Connecting battery to motorcycle ( 157).
Remove the battery
Disconnecting battery from
motorcycle ( 156).
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 right in the forward direction of travel.
Connecting battery to motorcycle ( 157).
Setting the clock (
35).
Care
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Washing the motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . 160
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Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Protective wax coating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Laying up motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Restoring motorcycle to use . . . . . . . 162
Care
Cleaning easily damaged components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
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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 the
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 vehicle 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 highpressure cleaners (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
Plastics
If plastic parts are cleaned
using unsuitable cleaning
agents, the surfaces can be damaged.
Body panels
Clean the trim panels with water
and BMW plastic care emulsion.
Windscreens and lenses
made of plastic
Clean off dirt and insects with a
soft sponge and plenty of water.
Soften stubborn dirt and
insects by covering the affected areas with a wet cloth.
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 vehicle regularly
will help counteract the longterm effects of substances that
damage the paint, especially if
your vehicle 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
care products that contain
silicon.
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Care
Do not use cleaning agents that
contain alcohol, solvents or abrasives to clean plastic parts.
Even insect-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.
Care
Protective wax coating
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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.
Laying up 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
Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Riding specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
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Fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Technical data
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
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Troubleshooting chart
Engine does not start or is difficult to start.
Possible cause
Rectification
Side stand extended and gear engaged
Retract the side stand.
Gear engaged and clutch not disengaged
Select neutral or pull the clutch lever.
No fuel in tank
Refuelling (
Battery flat
Recharge the battery.
67).
Threaded fasteners
Value
Valid
165
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
19 Nm
Rear quick-release axle in
swinging arm
M24 x 1.5
mechanical
11
100 Nm
Valid
Technical data
Front wheel
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Rear wheel
Value
Valid
Adapter to rear wheel swinging
arm
M8 x 30
20 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
8 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
1250 min-1, Engine at regular operating temperature
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Fuel
Recommended fuel grade
Premium unleaded, (max. 10 % ethanol, E10)
95 ROZ/RON
89 AKI
Usable fuel capacity
approx. 17.5 l
Reserve fuel
approx. 4 l
BMW recommends BP fuels
Engine oil
Engine oil, capacity
3.5 l, with filter change
products recommended by BMW Motorrad
Castrol Power 1 Racing
SAE 5W-40, API SL / JASO MA2
Engine oil, quantity for topping up
max 0.8 l, Difference between MIN and MAX
BMW recommends
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 aluminium swinging arm
Final drive, number of teeth (Pinion / sprocket)
17/45
Secondary transmission ratio
2.647
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 aluminium swinging arm
Type of final drive
Chain drive
Spring travel, rear
130 mm, At wheel
Type of front brake
Hydraulically operated twin disc brake with 4-piston radial monobloc 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
Forged aluminium wheels
Front wheel rim size
3.50" x 17"
Tyre designation, front
120/70 ZR 17
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Brakes
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Rear wheel
Rear wheel type
Forged aluminium wheels
Rear wheel rim size
6.0" x 17"
Tyre designation, rear
200/55 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
Current rating of fuse 1 (Instrument panel )
10 A
Current rating of fuse 2 (Master relay, diagnosis
plug)
4A
Current rating of fuse 3 (Fan )
7.5 A
Current rating of fuse 4 (Low-beam headlight,
load relief relay)
7.5 A
Current rating of fuse 5 (High-beam headlight)
7.5 A
Current rating of fuse 6 (Horn)
7.5 A
Current rating of fuse 7 (Ignition switch)
4A
Current rating of fuse 8 (Sensor group)
4A
Main fuse
40 A
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battery type
AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) battery
battery rated voltage
12 V
battery rated capacity
with anti-theft alarm
7 Ah
(DWA) OE
10 Ah
Spark plugs
Spark plugs, manufacturer and designation
NGK LMAR9D-J
Electrode gap of spark plug
0.8 mm
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
Technical data
Battery
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Maximum number of defective LEDs in rear-light
unit
1
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front
LED
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear
LED
Bulb for number-plate light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Frame
Frame type
Aluminium composite bridge frame, load-bearing
engine
type plate location
Steering head, right
Position of the Vehicle Identification Number
Steering head, right
Length of motorcycle
2056 mm
Height of motorcycle
1120 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
Weights
Unladen weight
199 kg, DIN unladen weight, ready for road, 90%
load of fuel, without OE
Permissible gross weight
405 kg
Maximum payload
206 kg
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Riding specifications
Top speed
>200 km/h
Service
BMW Motorrad Service . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
BMW Motorrad Mobility
services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
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Confirmation of maintenance
work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Confirmation of service . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Service
Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
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BMW Motorrad Service
BMW Motorrad has an extensive
network of dealerships in place
to look after you and your motorcycle in more than 100 countries. Authorised BMW Motorrad
dealerships have the technical
information and the technical
know-how to reliably carry out
all maintenance and repair work
on your BMW.
Visit our website www.bmwmotorrad.com to find out
where the nearest authorised
BMW Motorrad dealership is
located.
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 work-
shop, preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
BMW Motorrad Mobility
services
In order to help ensure that your
BMW is always in optimum
condition, BMW Motorrad
recommends compliance with
the maintenance intervals
specified for your motorcycle.
Have all maintenance and repair work that is carried out confirmed in the "Service" chapter in
this manual. For generous treatment of claims submitted after
the warranty period has expired,
evidence of regular maintenance
is essential.
As owner of a new BMW
motorcycle, in circumstances
in which assistance is required
you can benefit from the
protection afforded by the various
BMW Motorrad mobility services
(e.g. Mobile Service, breakdown
service, vehicle recovery service).
Your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer will be happy to provide
information about the mobility
services available to you.
Your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer can provide information on
BMW services and the work undertaken as part of each service.
Maintenance work
BMW Pre-delivery Check
Your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer conducts the BMW predelivery check before handing
over the vehicle to you.
The BMW running-in check has
to be performed when the motorcycle has covered between
500 km and 1200 km.
BMW Service
The BMW Service is carried out
once a year; the extent of servicing can vary, depending on
the age of the vehicle 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 vehicles 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 odo-
meter 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.
The regular service intervals as
stated apply to motorcycles used
on public roads. In the case of
motorcycles used for racing,
the intervals have to be adapted accordingly in line with the
increased wear and tear associated with this mode of use.
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Service
BMW Running-in Check
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BMW Pre-delivery
Check
BMW Running-in
Check
Completed
Completed
on
on
Service
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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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BMW Service
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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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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
185
Date
Service
Item
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Item
Odometer
reading
Date
Brake fluid
Checking fluid level, front, 130
Checking fluid level, rear, 131
Reservoir, front, 13
Reservoir, rear, 13
Brake pads
Checking front, 129
Checking rear, 130
Running in, 62
Brakes
Adjusting handlebar lever, 46
Checking function, 128
Safety instructions, 65
Technical data, 171
B
Battery
C
Charging, 157
Chain
Connecting to motorcycle, 157
Adjusting tension, 138
dD LINK="9897116116101114121-Checking tension, 138
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Checking wear, 139
>Installation, 156
Lubricating, 137
Maintenance instructions, 156
Checklist, 59
Position on the vehicle, 16
Clock
Removal, 158
Adjusting, 35
Technical data, 173
Clutch
Adjusting handlebar lever, 46
Adjusting play, 136
Checking function, 135
Checking play, 135
Technical data, 169
Confirmation of maintenance
work, 180
Coolant
Checking fill level, 132
Fill-level indicator, 13
Topping up, 133
Warning for overtemperature, 27
Currency, 7
D
Damping
Adjusting, 95
Dimensions
Technical data, 175
Drop sensor
Warnings, 29
DTC
Control, 14
Customising controls, 94
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Index
A
Abbreviations and symbols, 6
ABS
Control, 14
Engineering details, 112
Operation, 41
Self-diagnosis, 61
Warnings, 29
Accessories
General instructions, 120
Anti-theft alarm
Telltale light, 17
Warnings, 31
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Engineering details, 115
Operation, 42
Self-diagnosis, 61
Warnings, 30
E
Electrics
Technical data, 172
Emergency off switch (kill switch)
Operation, 39
Position on the vehicle, 15
Engine
Starting, 59
Technical data, 167
Warning for engine
electronics, 27
Engine oil
Checking fill level, 127
Filler neck, 13
Fill-level indicator, 11
Technical data, 168
Topping up, 128
Equipment, 7
F
Frame
Technical data, 174
Front-wheel stand
Installing, 146
Fuel
Refuelling, 67
Technical data, 168
Fuel reserve
Range, 23
Warning, 27
Fuses
Position on the vehicle, 16
Replacing, 154
Technical data, 172
G
General views
Instrument panel, 17
Left multifunction switch, 14
Left side of vehicle, 11
Multifunction display, 20
Right multifunction switch, 15
Right side of vehicle, 13
Underneath the seat, 16
Warning and telltale lights, 21
H
Hazard warning flashers
Control, 14
Operation, 39
Headlight
Adjustment for driving on left/
driving on right, 52
Beam throw, 52
Heated handlebar grips
Control, 15
Operation, 40
Helmet holder
Helmet, securing, 55
Position on the vehicle, 16
Horn, 14
I
Ignition
Switching off, 34
Switching on, 34
Immobiliser, 35
Warning, 27
Instrument panel
Ambient-light brightness
sensor, 17
Overview, 17
K
Keys, 34
L
Launch control, 100
Laying up, 162
Lighting
Replacing high-beam headlight
bulb, 148
Replacing low-beam headlight
bulb, 148
Replacing parking-light
bulb, 150, 151
Replacing rear light, 153
Replacing turn indicator
bulbs, 152
Technical data, 173
Warning for bulb failure, 28
Lights
Control, 14
Headlight flasher, operating, 38
High-beam headlight,
operating, 38
Low-beam headlight, 38
Parking lights, operating, 38
Side light, 37
Luggage
Instructions for loading, 58
Luggage loops
Position on the vehicle, 16
Use, 56
M
Maintenance
General instructions, 126
Maintenance intervals, 178
Mirrors
Adjusting, 49
Removing and installing, 102
Mobility services, 178
Motorcycle
Care, 159
Cleaning, 159
Lashing, 68
Laying up, 162
Parking, 66
Multifunction display, 17
Control, 14
Overview, 20
Selecting the display mode, 72
Using INFO mode, 79
Using LAPTIMER mode, 74
Using SETUP mode, 84
Multifunction switch
General view, left side, 14
General view, right side, 15
N
Number-plate carrier
Removing and installing, 103
O
Odometer and tripmeters
Operation, 36
P
Parking, 66
Pre-ride check, 60
R
Rear-wheel drive
Technical data, 170
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Index
J
Jump starting, 155
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Rear-wheel stand
Installing, 147
Refuelling, 67
Rev. counter, 17
Ride mode
Adjusting, 43
Control for riding mode, 15
Engineering details, 110
Rider's Manual
Position on the vehicle, 16
Running gear
Technical data, 170
Running in, 62
S
Safety instructions
For brakes, 65
For riding, 58
Seats
Installation, 52
Lock, 11
Removal, 52
Service, 178
Service-due indicator, 22
Shift lever
Adjusting shift lever, 48
Shifting gear
Shift assistant, 64
Shift light, 17, 63
Spark plugs, 173
Speed warning
Adjusting, 36
Speedometer, 20
Spring preload
Adjuster, front, 13
Adjuster, rear, 13
Adjusting, 49
Starting, 59
Control, 15
Steering damper, 64
Position on the vehicle, 13
Steering lock
Locking, 34
T
Technical data
Battery, 173
Brakes, 171
Bulbs, 173
Clutch, 169
Dimensions, 175
Electrics, 172
Engine, 167
Engine oil, 168
Frame, 174
Fuel, 168
Fuses, 172
Rear-wheel drive, 170
Running gear, 170
Spark plugs, 173
Standards, 7
Transmission, 169
Weights, 175
Wheels and tyres, 171
Telltale lights, 17
Overview, 21
Toolkit
Contents, 126
Position on the vehicle, 16
Torques, 165
Transmission
Technical data, 169
Troubleshooting chart, 164
V
Vehicle
Restoring to use, 162
Vehicle Identification Number
Position on the vehicle, 13
W
Warning lights, 17
Overview, 21
Warnings
ABS, 29
Anti-theft alarm, 31
Bulb defect, 28
Drop sensor, 29
DTC, 30
Engine electronics, 27
Fuel reserve, 27
Immobiliser, 27
Mode of presentation, 23
Overtemperature, 27
Warnings, overview, 24
Weights
Payload table, 11
Technical data, 175
Wheels
Change of size, 139
Checking rims, 137
Install the rear wheel, 144
Installing front wheel, 141
Removing front wheel, 140
Removing rear wheel, 143
Technical data, 171
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Index
Turn indicators
Control, 14
Operation, 38
Removing and installing, 106
Type plate
Position on the vehicle, 13
Tyres
Checking inflation pressure, 52
Checking tread depth, 137
Pressures, 172
Recommendation, 139
Running in, 63
Table of tyre pressures, 11
Technical data, 171
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Details described or illustrated
in this booklet may differ from
the vehicle'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.
©2013 Bayerische Motoren
Werke Aktiengesellschaft
80788 Munich, Germany
Reprinting, even only in extracts,
is only permitted with written authorization by BMW Motorrad,
Aftersales.
Original instruction manual, printed in Germany.
Important data for refuelling:
Fuel
Recommended fuel grade
Premium unleaded, (max. 10 % ethanol, E10)
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
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