BMW F 800 GS - Technical data

BMW Motorrad
The Ultimate
Riding Machine
Rider's Manual (US Model)
F 800 GS
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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.
Familiarize yourself with your new
motorcycle so that you can ride it
safely and confidently in all traffic
situations.
Please read this Rider's Manual
carefully before starting to use
your new BMW motorcycle. It
contains important information on
how to operate the controls and
how to make the best possible
use of all your BMW's technical
features.
In addition, it contains information
on maintenance and care to help
you maintain your motorcycle's
reliability and safety, as well as its
value.
If you have any questions concerning your motorcycle, your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer
is always happy to provide advice
and assistance.
We wish you many miles of safe
and enjoyable riding
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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
Notice concerning current status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2 Overviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
General view, left side . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . 13
Underneath seat . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Under fairing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Multifunction switch, left . . . . 16
Multifunction switch,
right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . 18
3 Status indicators . . . . . . .
Multifunction display . . . . . . . .
Meaning of symbols . . . . . . . . .
Warning and indicator
lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel reserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service display . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ambient temperature. . . . . . . .
Warning indicators . . . . . . . . . .
21
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23
4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering and ignition
lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EWS Electronic immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stopwatch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard warning flashers . . . . .
Emergency-off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated handlebar grips . . . . .
35
24
25
25
26
26
27
36
37
37
38
39
41
42
42
43
43
BMW Motorrad ABS . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad ASC . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ESA Electronic Suspension
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rider's Manual (US
Model) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5 Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . .
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Breaking in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Offroad riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking your motorcycle . . . .
44
45
46
46
47
48
49
50
51
51
52
53
53
55
56
58
58
61
62
62
63
64
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Securing motorcycle for
transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
6 Technology in
detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Brake system with BMW
Motorrad ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Engine management with
BMW Motorrad ASC . . . . . . . . 71
7 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General instructions . . . . . . . . .
Onboard sockets . . . . . . . . . . . .
Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auxiliary headlight . . . . . . . . . . .
Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Topcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aluminum case . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aluminum Topcase . . . . . . . . .
75
76
76
77
77
78
81
84
86
8 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . .
General instructions . . . . . . . . .
Onboard tool kit . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
89
90
90
91
92
96
97
Rims and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Front wheel stand . . . . . . . . . 108
Lamps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Fairings and Panels . . . . . . . 115
Air filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
9 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washing your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning sensitive vehicle
parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protective wax coating . . . .
Storing motorcycle . . . . . . . .
Returning motorcycle to
use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
121
122
10 Technical data . . . . . .
Troubleshooting chart . . . . .
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . .
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
125
126
127
129
130
122
122
123
124
124
124
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . .
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical system . . . . . . . . . .
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding specifications . . . . . .
131
131
132
132
133
134
134
136
137
137
139
139
11 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reporting safety
defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad Service . . .
BMW Motorrad Mobility
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance work . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of service . . . .
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143
143
143
145
150
12 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
General instructions
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . 6
1
5
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Notice concerning current status . . . . 7
General instructions
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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General instructions
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Overview
Chapter 2 of this Rider's Manual will provide you with an initial overview of your motorcycle.
All maintenance and repair work
carried out on your vehicle will
be documented in Chapter 11.
Proof of the maintenance work
performed is a prerequisite for
generous treatment of claims.
When the time comes to sell
your BMW, please remember
to hand over this Rider's Manual;
it is an important part of the motorcycle.
Abbreviations and
symbols
Indicates warnings that
you must comply with for
reasons of your safety and the
safety of others, and to protect
your motorcycle against damage.
Special information on operating and inspecting your
motorcycle as well as maintenance and adjustment procedures.
Indicates the end of an
item of information.
OE
Optional equipment
The motorcycles are assembled complete with
all the BMW optional extras originally ordered.
OA
Optional accessory
BMW optional accessories can be purchased
and installed at your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Instruction.
Result of an activity.
Reference to a page with
more detailed information.
EWS Electronic immobilizer.
Indicates the end of accessory or equipmentdependent information.
ABS
Tightening torque.
DWA Anti-theft alarm.
ASC Automatic Stability Control.
ESA
Technical data.
Anti-Lock Brake System.
Electronic Suspension
Adjustment.
Technical data
When you ordered your BMW
motorcycle, you chose various
items of custom equipment. This
Rider's Manual describes optional
equipment (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 is equipped with
options or accessories not described in this Rider's Manual,
then this equipment is described
in a separate set of instructions.
All dimensions, weights and outputs in the Rider's Manual refer
to the Deutsches Institut für Normung e. V. (DIN) and comply with
its tolerance regulations. Versions for individual countries may
differ.
Notice concerning
current status
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. In addition,
BMW Motorrad cannot guarantee
the total absence of errors. We
hope you will appreciate that no
claims can be entertained on the
basis of the data, illustrations or
descriptions in this manual.
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7
General instructions
Equipment
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General instructions
1
8
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Overviews
General view, left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2
9
Under fairing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Multifunction switch, left . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Multifunction switch, right . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Overviews
Underneath seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
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Overviews
2
10
z
1
2
3
Onboard socket ( 76)
Seat lock ( 52)
Engine oil fill location and
oil dipstick ( 91)
2
11
Overviews
General view, left side
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Overviews
2
12
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Fuel filler opening ( 65)
Adjusting spring preload
( 48)
Brake-fluid reservoir, rear
( 95)
Brake-fluid reservoir, front
( 94)
Vehicle Identification
Number, type plate (on
steering-head bearing)
Coolant level indicator (behind side panel) ( 96)
Adjusting damping ( 49)
2
13
Overviews
General view, right side
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2
Underneath seat
1
Overviews
14
2
3
4
5
6
z
7
Storage space
with first-aid kit OA
Storing first-aid kit
Standard tool kit ( 90)
Payload table
Tire inflation pressure table
Helmet holder ( 53)
Rider's Manual (in vehicle
rear)
with anti-theft alarm OE
Rider's Manual (under the
control unit) ( 53)
Tools for adjusting spring
preload ( 48)
Under fairing
Battery ( 118)
Air filter housing (
2
116)
15
Overviews
1
2
z
2
Multifunction switch,
left
16
1
Overviews
2
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3
4
5
6
7
8
Headlight high beam and
flasher ( 41)
Selecting display readings
( 38).
with onboard
computer OE
Resetting average data
( 39).
Hazard warning flashers
( 42)
with LED auxiliary headlight OA
Operating auxiliary headlights ( 77)
Turn indicators ( 42)
Horn
with ESA OE
ESA control ( 50)
ABS operation ( 44)
with ASC OE
ASC control ( 45)
2
1
17
2
3
with heated handlebar
grips OE
Heated hand grip ( 43)
Starter button ( 58)
Emergency-off switch (kill
switch) ( 43)
Overviews
Multifunction switch,
right
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2
Overviews
18
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Instrument cluster
1
2
3
4
5
Warning and indicator
lamps ( 24)
Speedometer
Setting clock ( 37).
with onboard
computer OE
Operation of stopwatch
( 39)
Multifunction display
( 22)
Selecting display readings
( 38).
Resetting tripmeter
( 39).
7
Ambient light sensor (for
brightness adjustment of
instrument lighting)
with anti-theft alarm OE
Anti-theft alarm indicator
light (see anti-theft alarm
operating instructions)
with onboard
computer OE
Engine speed warning
( 62)
Tachometer
2
19
Overviews
6
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Overviews
2
20
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Status indicators
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Meaning of symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
3
21
Fuel level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Fuel reserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Service display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Ambient temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Warning indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Status indicators
Warning and indicator lamps . . . . . . . . 24
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Status indicators
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Multifunction display
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Warning for electronic engine management ( 31)
with heated handlebar
grips OE
Display of the selected
heated handlebar grip setting ( 43)
with onboard
computer OE
Stopwatch ( 39)
Time ( 37)
Coolant-temperature warning indicator ( 30)
Service is due ( 26)
Reading display range
( 38)
with onboard
computer OE
Symbols for illustrating display reading ( 23)
Coolant temperature display
Meaning of symbols
with onboard computer OE
(
Distance driven after reaching reserve quantity in mls
25)
Average consumption in
mpg
Average speed in mph
Current consumption in
mpg
Ambient temperature in °F
( 26)
3
23
Status indicators
10 – With onboard computer
(OE)
Gear indicator, "N" is
shown for Neutral
11 Fuel level ( 25)
12 – With onboard computer
(OE)
Reading display range
( 38)
13 A warning appears in the
reading display range
( 27)
14 Trip odometer ( 38)
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Warning and indicator
lamps
24
1
2
Status indicators
3
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4
5
6
7
8
9
ABS warning lamp ( 32)
with ASC OE
ASC warning lamp ( 33)
Fuel-reserve warning lamp
( 25) ( 30)
Universal warning lamp,
appears together with
warnings in display panel
( 27)
Headlight high beam indicator lamp
Indicator lamp for right turn
indicator
with LED auxiliary headlight OA
Telltale light for the auxiliary headlights ( 77)
Neutral indicator lamp
Indicator lamp for left turn
indicator
Fuel level
Fuel reserve
Due to the complex fuel tank geometry, the fill level cannot be
determined in the upper filling
range. For this reason, the fuel
level indicator only details the
lower half of the filling range.
The fuel level in the fuel tank,
when the fuel warning lamp
switches on, depends on the
driving dynamics. The more
the fuel is moved within the
tank (due to frequently changing
inclined positions, frequent
braking and accelerating), the
more difficult it is to determine
the reserve quantity. For this
reason, the reserve quantity
cannot be accurately indicated.
If the fill level indicator reaches
the 1/2-mark 1, the fuel tank is
still half full. Now, the fill level is
exactly displayed.
If the reserve quantity is reached,
the fuel warning lamp is switched
on.
with onboard computer OE
After the fuel warning lamp
is switched on, the distance
driven since this point in time is
indicated.
The distance, which can still be
driven with the reserve quantity,
depends on the driving style (on
the consumption) and on the fuel
level, when the warning lamp was
switched on.
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25
Status indicators
The ABS symbol can be
shown differently depending on the country.
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display. The "Service" message
is displayed continuously.
The odometer for the fuel reserve is reset, if the fuel level is
greater than the reserve quantity
after refueling.
Status indicators
Service display
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If the time remaining until the
next service will elapse within
one month, the service date 1
appears briefly following the preride check. The month and year
are shown with two and four digits respectively separated by a
colon. In this example the display
means "June 2013".
If the vehicle covers high annual
mileages then shorter service intervals may be required. When
the odometer reading for the recalculated early service falls to
within 621 miles (1000 km), the
remaining miles (kilometers) 2
are counted down in 62-mile
(100 km) increments and briefly
displayed following the pre-ride
check.
When a service date
elapses without service, the
universal warning lamp lights up
in yellow, appearing together with
the date and mileage (kilometer)
If the service display
appears more than a month
before the service date, the
stored date must be adjusted
in the instrument cluster. This
situation can occur if the battery
has been disconnected for a
longer time.
Consult a certified workshop,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer, for setting of
the date.
Ambient temperature
with onboard computer OE
Engine heat can lead to
spurious readings of ambient temperature when the motorcycle is stationary. When the
effects of engine heat on the
monitored temperature become
excessive the display responds
Warning indicators
Display
Warnings are displayed with the
corresponding warning lamps.
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Warnings for which no separate
warning light is available, are indicated with the 'General' warning light 1 in conjunction with a
warning or a warning symbol in
the multifunction display. The
universal warning lamp lights up
in either red or yellow depending
on the urgency of the warning.
If the display in the value area 2
shows a warning, then this is
symbolized with the warning triangle 3. These warnings can be
displayed in alternation with the
odometers ( 38).
The 'General' warning light is
shown in accordance with the
most urgent warning.
The following page contains a list
of potential warnings.
Status indicators
by temporarily reverting to -- as
the display reading.
When ambient temperatures
drop below 37°F (3°C) the temperature display responds by
flashing a warning indicating possible ice formation on the road
surface. The display automatically switches from any other
mode to the temperature reading when the temperature drops
below this threshold for the first
time.
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Overview of warning indicators
Warning light
Displays
Status indicators
Lights up yellow
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Meaning
+ "EWS" is indicated
Lights up
Electronic immobilizer is active (
Fuel down to reserve (
30)
30)
Lights up red
Flashes
Coolant temperature too high (
Lights up yellow
appears on the display
Engine in emergency-operation mode
( 31)
Lights up yellow
+ "LAMP" is indicated
Bulb defective (
"x.x
Ice warning (
Lights up yellow
Flashes
°F" flashes
+ "dWA" is indicated
30)
31)
31)
Anti-theft alarm battery drained (
ABS self-diagnosis not completed
( 32)
32)
Displays
Meaning
Lights up
ABS deactivated (
Lights up
ABS error (
Flashes rapidly
ASC intervention (
Flashes slowly
ASC self-diagnosis not completed
( 33)
Lights up
ASC deactivated (
Lights up
ASC error (
32)
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32)
33)
33)
33)
Status indicators
Warning light
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30
Electronic immobilizer is
active
General warning light shows
yellow.
Status indicators
+ "EWS" is indicated.
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Possible cause:
The key being used is not authorized for starting, or communication between the key and engine
electronics is disrupted.
Remove other motorcycle keys
from the ignition key ring.
Use the reserve key.
Have the defective key replaced, preferably by an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Fuel down to reserve
Fuel-reserve warning light
lights up.
A fuel shortage can lead to
misfiring and to the engine
dying unexpectedly. Misfiring can
damage the catalytic converter,
and the engine dying unexpected
can lead to accidents.
Do not drive to the extent that
the fuel tank is completely
empty.
Possible cause:
At the most, the fuel tank still
contains the reserve fuel quantity.
Reserve fuel quantity
min 2.9 quarts (min 2.7 l)
Refueling ( 65).
Coolant temperature too
high
General warning light shows
red.
The temperature symbol
flashes.
Continued driving with an
overheated engine can result in engine damage.
Be sure to observe the measures
listed below.
Possible cause:
Coolant level is too low.
Checking coolant level ( 96).
If coolant level is too low:
Topping up coolant ( 97).
Possible cause:
The coolant temperature is too
high.
If possible, continue driving
in the part-load range to cool
down the engine.
In traffic jams, switch off the
engine, but keep the ignition
switched on so that the radiator fan continues to operate.
Should the coolant temperature
frequently be too high, have
the fault rectified as quickly as
possible by a specialized workshop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
General warning light shows
yellow.
Engine symbol appears on
the display.
The engine is in the emergency operating mode. Unusual engine response is a possibility.
Adapt your style of riding accordingly. Avoid accelerating sharply
and overtaking.
Possible cause:
The engine control unit has diagnosed a fault. In exceptional
cases, the engine stops and can
no longer be started. Otherwise,
the engine runs in the emergency operating mode.
Continued driving is possible,
however the accustomed engine performance may not be
available.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Bulb defective
General warning light shows
yellow.
+ "LAMP" is indicated.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easier for other users to not
see the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
Possible cause:
Bulb defective.
Locate defective bulb with visual check.
Replacing low-beam and highbeam bulb ( 109).
Replacing parking light bulb
( 110).
Replacing brake and tail light
bulb ( 112).
Replacing front and rear turn
indicator bulbs ( 112).
with LED auxiliary headlight OA
Replacing auxiliary driving light
( 114).
Ice warning
with onboard computer OE
"x.x °F" (the ambient temperature) flashes.
Possible cause:
The ambient temperature measured at the motorcycle is lower
than 37 °F (3 °C).
The ice warning does not
mean that there is no risk
of black ice forming at measured
temperatures above 37 °F (3 °C).
At low outside temperatures,
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Status indicators
Engine in emergencyoperation mode
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black ice must especially be expected on bridges and in shady
road areas.
Think well ahead when driving.
Status indicators
Anti-theft alarm battery
drained
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with anti-theft
Contact a specialized workshop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
ABS self-diagnosis not
completed
ABS warning lamp flashes.
alarm OE
General warning light shows
yellow.
+ "dWA" is indicated.
This error message is only
displayed for a short time
following the pre-ride check.
Possible cause:
The anti-theft alarm battery has
no capacity. The operation of the
anti-theft alarm is no longer ensured with the motorcycle battery
disconnected.
Possible cause:
The ABS function is not available, because the self-diagnosis has not been completed. To
check the wheel sensors, the
motorcycle must be driven a few
yards.
Ride off slowly. It must be
noted that the ABS function
is not available until the selfdiagnosis has been completed.
ABS deactivated
ABS warning lamp lights
up.
Possible cause:
The ABS system has been deactivated by the driver.
Switching on ABS function
( 44).
ABS error
ABS warning lamp lights
up.
Possible cause:
The ABS control unit has detected an error. The ABS function is not available.
Continued driving is possible.
It must be noted that the ABS
function is not available. Observe additional information on
situations which can lead to an
ABS error ( 71).
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
with ASC OE
ASC warning light flashes
rapidly.
The ASC has detected instability at the rear wheel and has
reduced the torque. The warning light flashes longer than the
ASC intervention lasts. This feature continues to furnish the rider
with optical feedback confirming that the system has initiated
active closed-loop intervention
even after the critical situation
has passed.
ASC self-diagnosis not
completed
with ASC OE
ASC warning light flashes
slowly.
Possible cause:
The self-diagnosis was not completed; the ASC function is not
available. So that the ASC selfdiagnosis can be completed, the
engine must be running and the
motorcycle must be moved at a
speed of at least 3.1 mph (5 km/
h).
Ride off slowly. It must be
noted that the ASC function
is not available until the selfdiagnosis has been completed.
ASC deactivated
with ASC OE
ASC warning light lights up.
Possible cause:
The ASC system has been deactivated by the driver.
Switch on ASC.
ASC error
with ASC OE
ASC warning light lights up.
Possible cause:
The ASC control unit has detected an error. The ASC function is not available.
It remains possible to continue riding. Please be aware
that ASC functionality is no
longer available. Observe additional information on situations
which can lead to an ASC error
( 72).
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at a specialist service facility, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
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Status indicators
ASC intervention
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Status indicators
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Steering and ignition lock . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
EWS Electronic immobilizer . . . . . . . . . 37
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
ESA Electronic Suspension Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Stopwatch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Emergency-off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Heated handlebar grips . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
BMW Motorrad ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
BMW Motorrad ASC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Rider's Manual (US Model) . . . . . . . . . 53
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Operation
Operation
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Steering and ignition
lock
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Keys
Operation
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Two main keys and one emergency key are provided with the
vehicle. The emergency key features a light, compact design, allowing it to be carried in a wallet,
etc. This key is intended for use
when no main key is immediately
available, and is not suitable for
continuous use.
Should you lose your keys please
refer to the information regarding
the electronic immobilizer (EWS)
( 37).
The steering and ignition lock,
tank lock and seat lock are operated with the same key.
with case OA
with Topcase OA
The cases and the Topcase can
also be ordered with locks for
the same key on request. Please
contact a specialist service facility for this purpose, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Pre-ride check is performed.
( 59)
ABS self-diagnosis in progress.
( 60)
with ASC OE
ABS self-diagnosis in progress.
( 60)
Switching off ignition
Switching on ignition
Turn key to position 1.
Parking lights and all function
circuits switched on.
Engine can be started.
Turn key to position 2.
Light switched off.
Handlebars not locked.
Key can be removed.
Electrically powered accessories remain operational for
a limited period of time.
Locking handlebars
Turn handlebars to left.
Turn key to position 3 while
moving handlebars slightly.
Ignition, lights and all electrical
circuits switched off.
Handlebars locked.
Key can now be removed.
EWS Electronic
immobilizer
The motorcycle's electronic
circuitry monitors the data stored
in the ignition key through
a ring antenna incorporated
in the steering and ignition
lock. The engine management
system does not enable engine
starting until this key has been
recognized as "authorized" 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 is shown in the
multifunction display.
Always store the spare key separately from the ignition key.
If you lose a vehicle key, you can
have it disabled by your BMW
Motorrad partner. When having
a key disabled you should also
bring all of the motorcycle's remaining vehicle keys with you.
The engine can no longer be
started using a disabled key;
however, a disabled key can be
enabled again.
Replacement and spare keys are
only available through an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
The keys are part of an integrated security system, so the
retailer is under an obligation to
check the legitimacy of all applications for replacement/extra
keys.
Clock
Setting clock
Attempting to set the clock
while riding the motorcycle
can lead to accidents.
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Operation
Battery can be recharged via
onboard socket.
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Switch on ignition.
Display
Switch on ignition.
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Press and hold button 1 until
hours 2 flash.
Press button repeatedly until
desired hours are shown.
Press and hold button until
minutes 3 flash.
Press button repeatedly until
desired minutes are shown.
Press and hold button until
minutes no longer flash.
Setting is completed.
with onboard computer OE
Selecting display readings
Operation
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Adjust the clock only when the
motorcycle is stationary.
Press button 1 to select the
display in value area 2.
The following values can be displayed:
Total kilometers (in illustration)
Tripmeter 1 (Trip I)
Tripmeter 2 (Trip II)
Warnings if necessary
Press button 1 to select the
display in value area 2.
The following values can be displayed:
Ambient temperature (°F)
Average speed in mph
Average consumption in
mpg
Current consumption in
mph
Distance driven since
reaching reserve quantity in
Select average fuel consumption or average speed.
Stopwatch
mls
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Resetting tripmeter
Press and hold button 1 until
displayed value has been reset.
Stopwatch
Press and hold button 1 until
trip odometer has been reset.
Resetting average data
with onboard computer OE
Switch on ignition.
with onboard computer OE
As an alternative to the odometer, the stopwatch 2 can be displayed. The display consists of
hours, minutes, seconds and
tenths of a second separated by
dots.
In enable improved operation of
the stopwatch while driving (as
a lap timer), the functions of the
button 1 and the functions of the
INFO button on the handlebar
can be interchanged. The stopwatch and the odometer are then
operated with the INFO button;
Operation
Switch on ignition.
Select desired trip odometer.
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Interchanging button
functions
the onboard computer must be
operated with the button 1.
The stopwatch continues to run
in the background when the display is temporarily switched over
to the odometer. The stopwatch
also continues to run when the
ignition is temporarily switched
off.
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If necessary, switch over from
odometer to stopwatch with
button 1.
With stopwatch stopped, press
button 2 to start stopwatch.
With stopwatch running, press
button 2 to stop stopwatch.
Press and hold button 2 to reset stopwatch.
Press and hold button 1 and
button 2 simultaneously until
display changes.
FLASH (engine speed warning indicator) and ON or OFF
are shown.
Press button 2.
LAP (Lap-Timer) and ON or
OFF are shown.
Press button 1 repeatedly until
desired state is shown.
ON: Operation of stopwatch
with INFO button on handlebar
fitting.
operation of stopwatch
with button 2 in instrument
cluster.
To save the setting made,
press and hold button 1 and
button 2 simultaneously until
the display changes.
Lights
Parking lights
The parking lights switch on automatically when the ignition is
switched on.
If the engine was started.
If the vehicle is pushed while
the ignition is switched on.
Switch off ignition.
Headlight high beam and
flasher
Headlight low beam
Press switch 1 toward front to
switch on high beams.
Pull switch 1 rearward to operate headlight flasher.
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With the engine switched
off, you can switch on the
lights by switching on the highbeam headlight with the ignition
switched on or by operating the
headlight flasher.
The parking lights are a
strain on the battery. Do
not leave the ignition switched
on longer than absolutely
necessary.
The low-beam headlight is automatically switched on under the
following conditions:
Parking light
Immediately after switching
off the ignition push the button 1 to the left and maintain
pressure until the parking lights
come on.
Switch ignition on and then
off again to switch off parking
lights.
Operation
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Switch on ignition.
Operation
4
Operating turn indicator
After driving for approx.
ten seconds or after covering a distance of approx. 980 ft
(300 m), the turn indicators are
automatically switched off.
Press button 1 into center position to switch off turn indicators.
Hazard warning
flashers
Operating hazard warning
flashers
Switch on ignition.
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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Press button 1 toward left to
switch on left-hand turn indicator.
Press button 1 toward right
to switch on right-hand turn
indicator.
If a turn indicator button is
pressed with the ignition
switched on, the flashing function
replaces the emergency flashing
function as long as the button is
pressed. If the turn indicator button is released, the emergency
flasher function becomes active
again.
Press button 1 to switch on
hazard warning flashers.
Ignition can be switched off.
Press button 1 again to switch
off hazard warning flashers.
Emergency-off switch
(kill switch)
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Emergency-off switch (kill
switch)
Operating the emergency
ON/OFF switch when riding
can cause the rear wheel to lock
and thus cause a fall.
Do not operate the emergency
ON/OFF switch when riding.
The engine can be switched
off easily and quickly using the
emergency kill switch.
Engine switched off
Operating position
with heated handlebar grips OE
Start engine.
The heated hand grips option can only be activated
when the engine is running.
The increase in power consumption caused by the
heated hand grips can drain the
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Heated handlebar grips
Operating heated
handlebar grips
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Operation
battery if you are riding at low
engine speeds. If the battery is
inadequately charged, the heated
hand grips are switched off to
ensure starting capability.
Press button 1 repeatedly until
desired heating level is shown.
BMW Motorrad ABS
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Switching off ABS
function
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Operation
Stop motorcycle or switch on
ignition with motorcycle stationary.
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ABS function is switched off.
The handlebar grips can be
heated at two different levels.
The second level 2 is used for
fast heat-up of the grips; then
the switch should be switched
back to the first level.
50 % heating output
100 % heating output
If no further changes are made
the selected heating level is
adopted as the setting.
and hold button 1 until ABS
warning light reacts. In this
case, the ASC setting does
not change.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
ABS warning lamp remains
on.
Switching on ABS
function
Press and hold button 1 until
ABS warning lamp's display
changes.
ABS warning lamp lights
up.
with ASC OE
First the ASC symbol changes
its display behavior. Press
Press and hold button 1 until
ABS warning lamp's display
changes.
The ASC function can
also be deactivated while
driving.
ABS function is switched on.
As an alternative, the ignition
can also be switched off and
then on again.
If the ABS light continues
to light up after switching
the ignition off and then on again,
an ABS fault has occurred.
BMW Motorrad ASC
with ASC OE
Deactivating ASC function
Switch on ignition.
Press the 1 button and continue to hold it down until the
status indicated by the ASC
warning lamp changes.
ASC warning light lights up.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
ASC warning lamp continues to light up.
ASC function is deactivated.
Activating ASC function
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Press the 1 button and continue to hold it down until the
status indicated by the ASC
warning lamp changes.
ASC warning lamp goes
out; if self-diagnosis has
not been completed, it begins to
flash.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
ASC warning light remains
off or continues to flash.
ASC function is activated.
Operation
ABS warning light goes
out; if self-diagnosis has
not been completed, it begins to
flash.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
ABS warning lamp remains
off or continues to flash.
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Brakes
As an alternative, the ignition
can also be switched off and
then on again.
Adjusting handbrake lever
If the ASC warning light
lights up after switching the
ignition off and on and then continued driving over 3 mph (5 km/
h), an ASC error has occurred.
Clutch
Adjusting clutch lever
Adjusting the clutch lever
while driving can lead to
accidents.
Only adjust the clutch lever when
the motorcycle is stationary.
Turn adjusting screw 1 clockwise to increase distance between clutch lever and handlebar grip.
Turn adjusting screw 1 counterclockwise to decrease distance between clutch lever and
handlebar grip.
The adjusting screw can be
turned more easily if you
press the clutch lever forward
when doing so.
Changing the position of
the brake-fluid reservoir can
allow air to penetrate the brake
system.
Do not reposition the handlebar
controls on the handlebars or the
handlebars in their mounts.
Adjusting the handbrake
lever while driving can lead
to accidents.
Only adjust the handbrake
lever when the motorcycle is
stationary.
Mirrors
Adjust mirror arm
Adjusting mirrors
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Turn adjusting screw 1 clockwise to increase distance between brake lever and handlebar grip.
Turn adjusting screw 1 counterclockwise to decrease distance between brake lever and
handlebar grip.
The adjusting screw can
be turned more easily if
you press the handbrake lever
forward when doing so.
Move mirror into desired position by twisting.
Slide protective cap 1 up over
screw connection on mirror
arm.
Loosen the nut 2.
Turn mirror arm into desired
position.
Tighten the nut to the specified torque while holding the
mirror arm to ensure that it
does not move out of position.
Locknut (mirror) on
clamping piece
15 lb/ft (20 Nm)
Operation
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Slide protective cap over
threaded fastener.
Adjust the damping characteristic
to suit the spring preload.
To increase spring preload,
turn handwheel 2 clockwise
using toolkit.
To decrease spring preload,
turn handwheel 2 counterclockwise using toolkit.
Spring preload
Operation
Setting
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It is essential to set the spring
preload of the rear suspension to
suit the load carried by the motorcycle. Increase spring preload
when the motorcycle is heavily
loaded and reduce spring preload
accordingly when the motorcycle
is lightly loaded.
Remove toolkit 1.
Turn adjusting wheel counterclockwise as far as possible (One-up without load)
Adjusting spring preload
at rear wheel
Remove seat (
Basic setting of spring
preload, rear
Turn the adjusting wheel as
far as possible counterclockwise, then 12 turns clockwise. (One-up with load)
52).
Your motorcycle's handling will suffer if you do
not match the spring-preload and
damping-characteristic settings.
Turn adjusting wheel
clockwise as far as possible
(Driver with passenger and
load 187 lbs (85 kg))
Remount toolkit.
Installing seat ( 53).
Damping
To reduce absorption, turn adjusting screw 1 in arrow direction S.
Setting
Basic setting of rear
wheel rear-wheel damp-
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without ESA OE
Adjust damping via adjusting
screw 1.
Turn adjusting screw as far
as possible clockwise, then
turn back 1.5 turns (One-up
without load)
Turn adjusting screw as far
as possible clockwise, then
turn back 1.5 turns (One-up
with load)
Adjusting damping on rear
wheel
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Turn adjusting screw as far
as possible clockwise, then
turn back 1 turn (Driver with
passenger and load)
To increase absorption, turn
adjusting screw 1 in arrow direction H.
Operation
The damping must be adjusted
to the road conditions and the
spring preload.
A rough road surface requires
softer damping than a smooth
road surface.
An increase in spring preload
requires firmer damping, a reduction in spring preload requires softer damping.
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COMF comfortable damping
NORM normal damping
SPORt sporty damping
ESA Electronic
Suspension
Adjustment
The display is automatically
hidden again after a short time.
with ESA OE
Operation
Adjustment options
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You can use the ESA Electronic
Suspension Adjustment feature
to adapt damping on the rear
wheel to the road surface. Three
damping settings are available.
Adjusting the suspension
Switch on ignition.
Press button 1 to display current adjustment.
Calling up settings
Switch on ignition.
The adjusted damping is shown
in the multifunction display, in
area 1. The displays provide the
following information:
Press button 1 to display current adjustment.
In order to adjust different damping:
Press button 1 repeatedly until
desired setting is displayed.
If button 1 is not pressed for a
longer time, damping is set as
indicated.
The ESA display disappears
once the adjustment procedure
has been completed.
flation pressure, use valve caps
with a rubber sealing ring for
valves installed vertically to the
wheel rim and tighten firmly.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Check tire pressures against
data below.
Tire pressure, front
Tires
Checking tire pressure
Incorrect tire inflation pressure results in poorer handling characteristics of the motorcycle and reduces the life of the
tires.
Ensure proper tire inflation
pressure.
At high road speeds, tire
valves installed perpendicular to the wheel rim have a
tendency to open as a result of
centrifugal force.
To avoid a sudden loss of tire in-
31.9 psi (2.2 bar) (Single
rider, with cold tires)
34.8 psi (2.4 bar) (Driver with
passenger and/or load, with
cold tire)
Tire pressure, rear
34.8 psi (2.4 bar) (Single
rider, with cold tires)
40.6 psi (2.8 bar) (Driver with
passenger and/or load, with
cold tire)
If tire pressure is too low:
Correct tire pressure.
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Adjusting headlight for
RHD/LHD traffic
If the motorcycle is ridden in a
country where the opposite rule
of the road applies, its asymmetric low-beam headlight will tend
to dazzle oncoming traffic.
Have the headlight adjusted to
the relevant conditions by a specialized workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Headlight range and
spring preload
The headlight range generally
remains constant due to the adjustment of the spring preload to
the loading state.
Spring preload adjustment may
only be insufficient when the mo-
Operation
The damping can be adjusted while the motorcycle
is being ridden.
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torcycle is very heavily loaded.
In this case, the headlight range
must be adjusted to the weight.
Basic headlight range
adjustment
If you are unsure whether
the headlight range is correct, consult a specialized workshop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Adjusting headlight range
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Loosen screws 1 on left and
right.
Adjust headlight by tilting
slightly so that tip 2 points to
marking 3.
Tighten screws 1 on left and
right.
Loosen screws 1 on left and
right.
Adjust headlight by tilting
slightly.
Tighten screws 1 on left and
right.
Turn seat lock 1 to left with
ignition key and hold while
pressing seat downward at
front to support movement.
Seat
Remove seat
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Raise seat 2 at front and release key.
Installing seat
Secure helmet on helmet
holder 1 on left or right using a
steel cable.
Insert seat in brackets 3.
Firmly press down on seat at
front.
The seat's detent mechanism
will be heard to engage.
Remove seat (
52).
Guide steel cable through helmet and bracket and position
as shown.
Installing seat ( 53).
Rider's Manual (US
Model)
Stowing the Owner's
Manual
Helmet holder
Locking helmet on
motorcycle
The helmet catch can
scratch the paneling.
When hooking on the helmet,
watch the position of the helmet
lock.
If the helmet is secured
on the left-hand side of
Place Owner's Manual(s) into
the provided bag.
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Operation
the motorcycle, damage can be
caused by the hot end muffler.
Attach the helmet to the righthand side of the motorcycle if
possible.
Take off seat and place on
a clean surface with rubber
buffers facing downward.
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Tightly fold the open side of
the bag several times and
close subsequently using
Velcro fastener 1.
Stow bag in the vehicle rear.
Slightly lift wires 2.
Slide bag backwards under
the wires and the rear frame
strut 3, until the rolled-up edge
of the bag is under the rear
frame strut.
Remove protective foil 4 and
attach the piece of Velcro to
ensure that the bag cannot slip
further to the back.
Riding
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
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Breaking in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Offroad riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Parking your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Securing motorcycle for transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Riding
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
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Safety instructions
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Do not ride without the correct
clothing. Always wear:
Helmet
Rider's suit
Gloves
Boots
Riding
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Rider's equipment
This applies even to short journeys, and to every season of
the year. Your authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer will be happy to
advise you and has the correct
clothing for every purpose.
Reduced clearance in
inclined position
with lowering OE
Motorcycles with lowered running
gear have a reduced clearance
in inclined position and to the
ground compared to motorcycles
with standard running gear (see
the chapter "Technical Data").
Danger of accident due to
the motorcycle contacting
the ground unexpectedly early.
Observe the reduced ground
clearance of lowered motorcycles in all positions.
Test the clearance of your motorcycle at an angle in safe situations. Remember to take the
limited ground clearance of your
motorcycle into account when
driving over curbs and similar obstacles.
Lowering the motorcycle reduces
the spring travel. A possible reduction in the accustomed driving comfort may result. Especially when riding with a passenger, the spring preload should be
adjusted accordingly.
Correct loading
Overloading and uneven
loading can diminish the
riding stability of the motorcycle.
Do not exceed the gross weight
limit and observe the loading
information.
Adjust spring preload, suspension damping rate settings and
tire inflation pressures for the
current gross vehicle weight.
with case OA
Ensure that case volumes on
left and right are equal.
with case OA
or
with aluminum case OA
Make sure that weight is uniformly distributed between
right and left.
Pack heavy pieces of luggage
to bottom and inside of cases.
Observe maximum payload and
top speed as indicated on label
in case.
Payload of rear bag
with aluminum Topcase OA
Observe maximum payload and
top speed as indicated on label
in Topcase.
max 3 lbs (max 1.5 kg)
with tank rucksack OA
Observe maximum payload of
tank rucksack and corresponding top speed.
max 81 mph (max 130 km/
h)
Payload of tank rucksack
max 11 lbs (max 5 kg)
Speed limit for driving
with tank rucksack
max 81 mph (max 130 km/
h)
with rear softbag OA
Observe maximum payload of
rear bag and corresponding top
speed.
Speed limit for driving
with rear bag
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 spring-strut and
shock absorber system
Imbalanced load
Loose clothing
Insufficient tire inflation pressure
Poor tire tread
Etc.
Risk of poisoning
Exhaust fumes contain carbon
monoxide, which is colorless and
odorless but highly toxic.
Inhaling 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 closed
rooms.
Danger of burns
Engine and exhaust system
become very hot when the
motorcycle is in use. There is a
risk of burn injuries by contact
with hot surfaces, particularly at
the silencer.
When you park the motorcycle
make sure that no-one comes
into contact with the engine and
exhaust system.
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Riding
with Topcase OA
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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:
Do not run the fuel tank dry
Do not run the engine with the
spark-plug cap removed
Stop the engine immediately if
it misfires
Use unleaded fuel only
Comply with all specified maintenance intervals.
Unburned fuel will destroy
the catalytic converter.
Note the points listed for protection of the catalytic converter.
Danger of overheating
Cooling would be inadequate if the engine were allowed to idle for a lengthy period
with the motorcycle at a stand-
still: overheating would result. In
extreme cases, the motorcycle
could catch fire.
Do not allow the engine to idle
unnecessarily. After starting, ride
off immediately.
Modifications
Brakes
Front and rear brake fluid levels
Clutch
Damping setting and spring
preload
Tread depth and tire inflation
pressure
Firm seating of cases and luggage
Modifications of the motorcycle (e.g. engine management system, throttle valves,
clutch) can cause damage to the
affected components and failure of safety-related functions.
Damage caused in this way is
not covered by the warranty.
Do not make any modifications.
At regular intervals:
Engine oil level (every time you
refuel)
Brake pad wear (during every
third stop for refueling)
Tension and lubrication of drive
chain
Checklist
Starting
Use the following checklist to
check important functions, settings and wear limits before you
ride off:
Starting the engine
Transmission lubrication
is only ensured when the
engine is running. Insufficient lubrication can lead to transmission
damage.
Switch on ignition.
Pre-ride check is performed.
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ABS self-diagnosis in progress.
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with ASC OE
ABS self-diagnosis in progress.
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Engage neutral, or pull back
clutch lever if a gear is engaged.
You cannot start the motorcycle with the side stand
extended and a gear engaged.
The engine will switch itself off if
it is started with the transmission
in neutral and then a gear is engaged before retracting the side
stand.
For cold starts and at low
ambient temperatures: pull the
lever to disengage the clutch
and twist the throttle grip
slightly.
Press starter button 1.
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.
Engine starts.
If the engine fails to start, the
troubleshooting table in the
chapter "Technical Data" may
provide assistance. ( 126)
Pre-ride check
After the ignition is switched on,
the instrument cluster conducts
a test of the pointer instruments
and the warning and indicator
lights, i.e. the "Pre-Ride-Check".
The test is aborted if the engine
is started before it is completed.
Phase 1
The pointers of the tachometer
and speedometer are run up to
the end stop. At the same time,
all warning and indicator lights
are switched on consecutively.
Phase 2
The general warning light
changes from yellow to red.
Phase 3
The pointers of the tachometer
and speedometer are run back.
At the same time, all switched-on
warning and indicator lights are
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Do not allow the motorcycle to
roll for longer periods or push it
over longer distances with the
engine switched off.
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switched off consecutively in the
reverse order.
sensors, the motorcycle must be
driven a few yards.
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If a pointer has not been moved,
or if one of the warning and
indicator lights has not been
switched on:
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If it was not possible to
switch on the warning
lights, possible malfunctions
cannot be indicated.
Watch all warning and indicator
lights on the display.
Phase 1
Check on system components
monitored by diagnostic system while vehicle is parked.
ABS warning lamp flashes.
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Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
ABS self-diagnosis
The readiness for operation
of the BMW Motorrad ABS is
checked by the self-diagnosis.
The self-diagnosis routine runs
automatically when you switch on
the ignition. To check the wheel
Phase 2
Checking wheel sensors while
starting off.
ABS warning lamp flashes.
ABS self-diagnosis
completed
The ABS warning lamp goes
out.
If an ABS error is indicated following completion of the ABS
self-diagnosis routine:
It remains possible to continue
riding. It must be noted that
the ABS function is not available.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at a specialist service facility, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
ASC self-diagnosis
with ASC OE
The self-diagnosis routine is determining whether the BMW
Motorrad Integral ASC is ready
for operation. The self-diagnosis
routine runs automatically when
you switch on the ignition.
Phase 1
Check on system components
monitored by diagnostic system while vehicle is parked.
ASC warning light flashes
slowly.
ASC self-diagnosis
completed
ASC warning lamp goes out.
If an ABS error is indicated following completion of the ABS
self-diagnosis routine:
It remains possible to continue
riding. Please be aware that
ASC functionality is no longer
available.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at a specialist service facility, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Breaking in
Brake pads
The first 620 mls
(1,000 km)
New brake pads must be run in
before they achieve their optimum friction force. This initial
reduction in braking efficiency
can be compensated for by exerting greater pressure on the
brake levers.
While running in the motorcycle, vary the throttle opening
and engine-speed range frequently; avoid driving for long
periods at a constant speed.
Choose curvy, slightly hilly sections of road if possible.
Observe the engine run-in
speeds.
Engine run-in speed
min-1
<5000
Have the first inspection carried
out after 300 - 750 mls (500 1200 km).
New brake pads can extend
stopping distance by a significant margin.
Brake early.
Tires
New tires have a smooth surface. This must be roughened by
riding in a restrained manner at
various heel angles until the tires
are run in. This running in procedure is essential if the tires are to
achieve maximum grip.
New tires have not
achieved their full adhesion
yet. There is a danger of
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Phase 2
Diagnostic system evaluates
status of monitored system
components while vehicle is
underway (at least 3.1 mph
[5 km/h]).
ASC warning light flashes
slowly.
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accidents when driving at
extreme angles.
Avoid extreme angles.
Speed
be activated or deactivated by
the driver.
Activating engine speed
warning
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with onboard computer OE
OFF:
engine speed warning
deactivated.
To save the setting made,
press and hold button 1 and
button 2 simultaneously until
the display changes.
Offroad riding
Engine speed warning
After driving offroad
BMW Motorrad recommends
that the following be observed
after driving offroad:
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The engine speed warning signals to the driver that the red
engine speed range has been
reached. This signal is shown in
red by the flashing of the antitheft alarm indicator light 1.
The signal is maintained until the
transmission is upshifted or the
engine speed is reduced. It can
Press and hold button 1 and
button 2 simultaneously until
display changes.
FLASH (engine speed warning indicator) and ON or OFF
are shown.
Press button 1 until desired
state is shown.
ON: engine speed warning activated.
Tire inflation pressure
A tire inflation pressure reduced for offroad driving
leads to poorer handling of the
motorcycle on paved roads and
can result in accidents.
Ensure proper tire inflation
pressure.
When the motorcycle is
ridden on loose surfaces
or muddy roads, the brakes may
fail to take effect immediately
because of dirt or moisture on
the disks or brake pads.
Brake early until the brakes are
braked clean.
Driving on unpaved or dirty
roads leads to increased
brake pad wear.
Check the brake pad thickness
more often and replace the brake
pads sooner.
Spring preload and damping
Spring preload and damping values that have been
changed for offroad use reduce
handling characteristics on paved
surfaces.
Before returning to on-road use,
reset correct spring preload and
correct damping.
Rims
BMW Motorrad recommends
checking the rims for possible
damage after riding offroad.
Brakes
Air filter insert
The dynamic load distribution between the front and rear wheel
changes during braking. The
heavier you brake, the greater
the weight transfer to the front
wheel. Increases in the load at
an individual wheel are accompanied by a rise in the effective
braking force that the wheel can
provide.
To achieve the shortest possible braking distance, the front
brake must be applied quickly
and with increasing force. This
procedure provides ideal exploitation of the extra weight transfer
to the front wheel. The clutch
should also be disengaged at
the same time. With the "forced
braking" often practiced in which
the brake pressure is generated
Engine damage due to
soiled air filter insert.
When driving in dusty terrain,
check air filter insert for soiling
at short intervals and clean or replace if necessary.
Use under very dusty conditions
(deserts, savannas, etc.) requires
the use air filter inserts specially
developed for these kinds of applications.
How do you achieve
the shortest stopping
distances?
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as quickly as possible and with
great force, the dynamic load
distribution cannot follow the
increased deceleration and the
braking force cannot be completely transferred to the road
surface. The front wheel can lock
up.
Locking up of the front wheel is
prevented by the BMW Motorrad
ABS.
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, soiled brakes
Moisture and dirt on the brake
disks and the brake pads result in
a decrease in the braking action.
Delayed or poorer braking action
must be expected in the following situations:
When driving in the rain and
through puddles.
After washing the motorcycle.
When driving on roads spread
with salt.
After working on the brakes
due to oil or grease residues.
When driving on soiled roads
or offroad.
Poor braking action due to
moisture and dirt.
Brake until brakes are dry or
clean; clean if necessary.
Brake early until the full braking
action is available again.
Parking your
motorcycle
Side stand
Switch off 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.
Fold out side stand and park
motorcycle.
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 slope of the road permits, turn the handlebars to the
left.
Center stand
with center stand OE
Switch off 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.
Excessive movements
could result in the center
stand retracting, and the
motorcycle would topple as a
result.
Do not sit on the motorcycle
while it is resting on the center
stand.
Fold out center stand and jack
up motorcycle.
Refueling
Fuel is highly flammable.
Fire at the fuel tank can
result in fire and explosion.
Do not smoke. Never bring a
naked flame near the fuel tank.
The available fuel tank volume can only be optimally
used with the vehicle standing on
the side stand.
Leaded fuel will destroy the
catalytic converter.
Use only unleaded fuel.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
side stand.
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Open protective cap.
Fuel expands when exposed to heat. When the
tank is overfilled, fuel can escape
and get onto the road. This results in a danger of falling.
Do not overfill the fuel tank.
Fuel attacks plastic surfaces, making them cloudy
or unattractive.
Wipe off any fuel that gets onto
plastic parts immediately.
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On a grade, the motorcycle
should always face uphill; select 1st gear.
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Unlock cap of fuel tank with
ignition key and fold up.
the engine dies off due to lack of
fuel.
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Recommended fuel quality
Super unleaded (E10)
89 AKI (95 ROZ/RON)
89 AKI
Refuel with quality listed below
at most until lower edge of filler
neck is reached.
When refueling 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 and the
fuel warning lamp will not be
switched off.
The "usable fuel quantity"
indicated in the Technical
data is the fuel quantity, which
can be refueled, if the fuel tank
was completely emptied, i.e., if
with regular unleaded gasoline (RON 91) OE
Regular unleaded (minor
restrictions with regard to
power and fuel consumption)
87 AKI (91 ROZ/RON)
87 AKI
Usable fuel quantity
Approx. 4.2 gal (Approx.
16 l)
Reserve fuel quantity
min 2.9 quarts (min 2.7 l)
Press fuel tank cap down firmly
to close.
Remove key and close protective cap.
Securing motorcycle
for transport
Protect all component surfaces
against which straps are routed
against scratching. For example, use adhesive tape or soft
cloths.
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The motorcycle can tip
away to the side and fall
over.
Secure the motorcycle against
tipping away to the side.
Push motorcycle onto transport
surface, and do not place on
side stand or center stand.
Components can be damaged.
Do not pinch components, e.g.
brake lines or wiring harnesses.
Secure straps at front on both
sides on lower fork bridge and
tension.
Secure straps at rear on both
sides on rear frame and tension.
Tension all straps evenly; the
vehicle should be pulled down
against its springs with the suspension compressed as much
as possible.
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driving stability regardless of the
road surface condition.
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What happens when
rough roads are
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The maximum braking force that
can be transferred to the road
surface is partially dependent on
the friction coefficient of the road
surface. Gravel, ice, snow and
wet roads offer a considerably
poorer friction coefficient than a
dry, clean asphalt surface. The
poorer the friction coefficient of
the road surface is, the longer
the braking distance will be.
If the maximum transferable braking force is exceeded when the
driver increases the brake pressure, the wheels begin to lock
and driving stability is lost, and a
fall can result. Before this situation occurs, ABS intervenes and
adjusts the brake pressure to the
maximum transferable braking
force. This enables the wheels
to continue to turn and maintains
Bumpy or rough roads can briefly
lead to a loss of contact between
the tires and the road surface,
until the transferable braking
force is reduced to zero. If braking is carried out in this situation, ABS must reduce the brake
pressure to ensure driving stability when restoring contact to
the road. At this point in time,
the BMW MotorradABS must
assume extremely low friction coefficients (gravel, ice, snow) so
that the running wheels turn in
every imaginable case and the
driving stability is ensured. After
detecting the actual conditions,
the system adjusts the optimum
brake pressure.
Lifting off rear wheel
However, during extremely heavy
and rapid decelerations it is possible that the BMW Motorrad
ABS cannot prevent the rear
wheel from lifting off the ground.
In these cases, the motorcycle
can also flip end over end.
Heavy braking can lead to
the rear wheel lifting off the
ground.
When braking, bear in mind that
the ABS control cannot be relied
on in all circumstances to prevent
the rear wheel from lifting off the
ground.
What are the design
characteristics of the
BMW Motorrad ABS?
The BMW Motorrad ABS ensures driving stability on any surface within the limits of driving
physics. The system is not optimized for special requirements
Special situations
To detect the tendency of the
wheels to lock up, the speeds
of the front and rear wheel are
compared. If implausible values
are detected over a longer period
of time, the ABS function is deactivated for safety reasons and
an ABS fault is indicated. The
condition for a fault message is
the completed self-diagnosis.
In addition to problems on the
BMW Motorrad ABS, unusual
driving conditions can also lead
to a fault message.
Unusual driving conditions:
Driving on the rear wheel
(wheely) for a longer period.
Rear wheel spinning in place
with front brake pulled (burn
out).
Heating up on the main or auxiliary stand at idle or with gear
engaged.
Locked-up rear wheel for a
longer period of time, e.g.
when riding downhill offroad.
Should a fault message result
due to one of the driving conditions described above, the ABS
function can be reactivated by
switching the ignition off and
then on again.
How important is regular
maintenance?
Any technical system is always only as good as its
maintenance condition.
To ensure that the BMW Motorrad ABS is in an optimally maintained condition, it is vital that the
specified inspection intervals be
complied with.
Reserves for safety
But remember: the potentially
shorter braking distances which
BMW Motorrad 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 ABS is unable to
counteract their effects.
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conditions offroad or on the racetrack.
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How does ASC work?
The BMW Motorrad ASC compares the wheel speeds of the
front and rear wheel. From the
speed difference the slip, and
with it the stability reserves on
the rear wheel are determined.
When a slip limit is exceeded, the
engine torque is adapted by the
engine management system.
What are the design
characteristics of the
BMW Motorrad ASC?
The BMW Motorrad ASC is an
assistance system for the driver
and is designed for driving on
public roads. Especially in at
the limits of driving physics, the
driver has a considerable influence on the control options
of the ASC (shifting weight in
curves, loose loads).
The system is not optimized for
special requirements resulting
under extreme weather condi-
tions offroad or on the racetrack.
The BMW Motorrad ASC can be
deactivated for these cases.
Even with ASC, physical
laws cannot be overridden.
The driver is always responsible
for adapting his/her driving style.
Do not reduce the additional
safety provided with risky
driving.
Special situations
At an increasing angle, the acceleration performance is increasingly limited in accordance with
physical laws. This can result in
delayed acceleration when coming out of very tight curves.
To detect spinning or slipping
away of the rear wheel, the
speeds of the front and
rear wheel are compared. If
implausible values are detected
over a longer period of time, the
ASC function is deactivated for
safety reasons and an ASC fault
is indicated. The condition for a
fault message is the completed
self-diagnosis.
In the following unusual driving
states, the BMW Motorrad ASC
can be automatically deactivated.
Unusual driving conditions:
Driving on the rear wheel
(wheely) for a longer period
with ASC deactivated.
Rear wheel spinning in place
with front brake pulled (burn
out).
Heating up on the main or auxiliary stand at idle or with gear
engaged.
The ASC is reactivated by
switching the ignition on and
off and then driving at a speed
above 3 mph (5 km/h).
On a slippery surface, the throttle grip should never be suddenly
turned back completely without
pull the clutch at the same time.
The engine braking torque can
cause the rear wheel to block,
resulting in an unstable driving
state. This case cannot be controlled by the BMW Motorrad
ASC.
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If the front wheel loses contact
to the ground during extreme
acceleration, the ASC reduces
the engine torque until the front
wheel touches the ground again.
In this case, BMW Motorrad recommends turning back the throttle grip somewhat to achieve
a stable driving state again as
quickly as possible.
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Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Topcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Aluminum case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Aluminum Topcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
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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.
Your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer is the right place to go
for genuine BMW parts and accessories,other BMW approved
products, and 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 these
products.
Conversely, BMW is unable to
accept any liability whatsoever
for parts and accessories which it
has not approved.
Observe the information on the
importance of tire sizes for chassis control systems ( 100).
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. Nor
is this guarantee provided when
the official approval of a specific
country has been granted. 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. The motorcycle must not infringe on national
road-vehicle construction and
use regulations of your country.
Onboard sockets
Information on using onboard
sockets:
automatic switch-off
Onboard sockets are switched off
automatically under the following
conditions:
In case of insufficient battery
voltage to maintain the ability
to start the motorcycle
If the maximum loadability
specified in the technical data
is exceeded
During starting
Operating electrical accessories
Additional devices connected to
onboard sockets can only be put
into operation when the ignition
is switched on. The accessory
remains operational if the ignition is subsequently switched off.
Onboard sockets are switched off
approx. 15 minutes after switch-
Cable routing
The cables from the onboard
sockets to the auxiliary devices
must be routed in such a way
that they:
Do not impede the rider
Do not restrict the steering angle and the driving characteristics
Cannot be trapped
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Route luggage belts between
motorcycle and along anti-slip
locks 1.
Route luggage belt 2 as shown
using example of a luggage roll.
Check piece of luggage for secure hold.
Auxiliary headlight
with LED auxiliary headlight
OA
Operating auxiliary driving
light
Start engine.
Accessories
ing off the ignition to reduce the
strain on the onboard electrical
system.
Additional devices with low
power consumption are possibly
not detected by the vehicle
electronics. In these cases,
onboard sockets are already
switched off shortly after the
ignition is switched off.
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Open case
Press button 1 to switch on
the auxiliary headlights.
The indicator lamp of
the auxiliary headlights is
switched on.
If the auxiliary headlights were
switched on prior to switching
off the engine, they are automatically switched on again
when starting the engine.
Press button 1 again to switch
off the auxiliary headlights.
Press yellow button 4 downward while opening case lid.
Close case
Turn key 1 in case lock perpendicular to direction of travel.
Hold down yellow locking device 2 and fold out carrying
handle 3.
Turn key in case lock perpendicular to direction of travel.
Close case lid.
The lid clicks audibly into place.
Remove case
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If the carrying handle is
folded down when the slot
of the case lock is oriented in the
direction of travel, the lock tab
can be damaged.
Before folding down the carrying
handle, make sure that the slot of
the case lock is perpendicular to
the direction of travel.
Fold carrying handle 3 down.
Turn key in case lock in the
direction of travel and remove.
Adjust case volume
Open and empty case.
Engage pivot lever 1 in upper
end position to obtain smaller
volume.
Engage pivot lever 1 in lower
end position to set larger volume.
Close case.
Turn key 1 in case lock perpendicular to direction of travel.
Hold down yellow locking device 2 and fold out carrying
handle 3.
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Pull up red release lever 4.
Locking flap 5 pops up.
Fold locking flap all the way
open.
Remove case from mount by
its handle.
Fold up locking flap 5 completely by pulling red release
lever 4 upward if necessary.
Mounting case
Turn key in case lock perpendicular to direction of travel.
Insert case in case carrier 6,
then swing as far as possible
onto mount 7.
Press locking flap 5 downward
as far as possible and hold in
place.
Press red release lever 4
downward.
The locking flap 5 clicks into
place.
If the carrying handle is
folded down when the slot
of the case lock is oriented in the
direction of travel, the lock tab
can be damaged.
Before folding down the carrying
handle, make sure that the slot of
the case lock is perpendicular to
the direction of travel.
Fold carrying handle down.
Turn key in direction of travel
and remove.
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Topcase
Open the Topcase
Press yellow button 4 toward
front while pressing Topcase
lid upward.
Closing the Topcase
Turn key in Topcase lock into
vertical position.
Turn key 1 in Topcase lock
into vertical position.
Hold down yellow locking device 2 and fold out carrying
handle 3.
Close Topcase lid with firm
pressure.
If the carrying handle is
folded down when the slot
of the Topcase lock is horizontal,
the lock tab can be damaged.
Before folding down the carrying
handle, make sure that the slot of
the Topcase lock is vertical.
Fold carrying handle 3 down.
Carrying handle audibly engages.
Turn key in Topcase lock into
horizontal position and remove.
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Adjusting Topcase
volume
Removing Topcase
Open and empty Topcase.
Engage pivot lever 1 in front
end position to set larger volume.
Engage pivot lever 1 in rear
end position to set smaller volume.
Close Topcase.
Turn key 1 in Topcase lock
into vertical position.
Hold down yellow locking device 2 and fold out carrying
handle 3.
Pull red lever 4 toward rear.
Locking flap 5 pops up.
Fold locking flap 5 all the way
open.
Remove Topcase from mounting by its handle.
Mounting the Topcase
Turn key in Topcase lock into
vertical position.
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Fold up locking flap 5 completely by pulling red release
lever 4 toward rear if necessary.
Hook Topcase into front holders 6 of Topcase retaining
plate.
Press Topcase onto Topcase
retaining plate at rear.
Fold locking flap 5 closed as
far as possible and hold in
place.
Press red release lever 4 toward front.
Locking flap clicks into place.
If the carrying handle is
folded down when the slot
of the Topcase lock is horizontal,
the lock tab can be damaged.
Before folding down the carrying
handle, make sure that the slot of
the Topcase lock is vertical.
Fold carrying handle down.
Turn key into horizontal position and remove.
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Close case
with aluminum case OA
Open case
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Aluminum case
Turn key 1 counterclockwise.
The case cover can be
opened with both the left
and the right latch.
Press lock housing 2 upward
to release locking claw 3.
Pull locking claw 3 to side and
open cover lid.
Close case lid.
Position locking claw 3 on lid.
Press lock housing 2 downward while making sure that
claw grips into lid.
To lock lock, turn key clockwise and remove.
Removing case lid
Open one lock of case lid.
Detach lid retaining cable 1.
Close case lid.
Open second latch of case lid.
Remove case lid.
Installing case lid
Lay case lid on case.
Close one lock of case lid.
Open case lid toward closed
side.
Hook in lid retaining cable 1.
Close case lid.
Close second lock of case lid.
Remove case
Turn key 1 counterclockwise.
mounts on case carrier 5 and
on case 4 mesh.
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On longer drives, left case
and case carrier may become hot.
Allow case and case carrier to
cool down before removing
case.
Pull case back as far as possible and remove toward outside.
Mounting case
Position case on case carrier
and slide toward front so that
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Position locking claw 3 on case
carrier while holding case in
place.
Press lock housing 2 to side
while ensuring that claw grips
around bracket.
Turn key clockwise and remove.
Accessories
Press lock housing 2 to side to
release locking claw 3.
Pull locking claw 3 to side
while holding case in place.
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Accessories
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Aluminum Topcase
Closing Topcase
Removing Topcase
with aluminum Topcase OA
Topcase when driving
offroad
When driving offroad, the Topcase should be removed or the
back padding available as an optional accessory should be used.
Open the Topcase
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Turn key 1 counterclockwise.
Press lock housing 2 upward
to release locking claw 3.
Pull locking claw 3 toward rear
and open lid.
Close Topcase lid.
Position locking claw 3 on lid.
Press lock housing 2 downward while making sure that
claw grips into lid.
To lock lock, turn key clockwise and remove.
Turn key 1 counterclockwise.
Press lock housing 2 downward to release locking claw 3.
Pull locking claw 3 back.
First pull Topcase toward rear
and then remove upward.
Mounting the Topcase
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Position Topcase on Topcase
carrier and slide forward so that
mounts on Topcase carrier 5
and on Topcase 4 mesh.
Position locking claw 3 on
Topcase carrier.
Press lock housing 2 upward
while making sure that claw
grips around carrier.
To lock lock, turn key clockwise and remove.
Accessories
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Maintenance
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Onboard tool kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
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Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Rims and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Front wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Fairings and Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Air filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Maintenance
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
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Maintenance
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General instructions
Onboard tool kit
The "Maintenance" chapter describes work involving the checking and replacement of wear
parts that can be performed with
a minimum of effort.
If special tightening torques are
to be taken into account for
assembly, these are listed. An
overview of all required tightening
torques is contained in the
chapter "Technical Data".
Information on additional maintenance and repair work is provided in the Repair Manual for
your motorcycle on DVD, which
you can obtain from your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Standard tool kit
Special tools and thorough specialized knowledge are required
to carry out some of the work
described here. If you are in
doubt, consult a certified workshop, preferably your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
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4
5
1
2
Screwdriver handle
Reversible screwdriver insert
with Phillips and straight
blade
Replacing front and
rear turn indicator bulbs
( 112).
Replacing license-plate
bulb ( 113).
Removing battery
( 119).
Open-ended wrench
Wrench size: 17 mm
Adjust mirror arm
( 47).
Torx wrench T40
Adjusting headlight range
( 52).
Reversible screwdriver insert
with Phillips and Torx T25
blade
Removing center fairing
panel ( 115).
Service tool kit
with service toolkit OA
trip leads to misinterpretations
and therefore to incorrect oil fill
quantities.
To ensure that the display of the
engine oil level is correct, only
check the oil level after a longer
trip.
Engine oil
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 a short
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Remove oil dipstick 1.
Maintenance
For expanded service work (e.g.
removing and installing wheels),
BMW Motorrad has put together
a service tool kit matched to your
motorcycle. You can purchase
this tool kit from your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Wipe area around oil filler location clean.
Allow engine to idle until fan
starts, then let it continue running for an additional minute.
Switch off engine.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and hold motorcycle at operating temperature vertically.
with center stand OE
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle at
operating temperature on its
center stand.
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Wipe off the graduated section 2 with a dry cloth
Position oil dipstick on oil filler
opening, but do not screw in.
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Remove oil dipstick and read
oil level.
Maintenance
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Install oil dipstick.
Topping up engine oil
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Wipe area around fill location
clean.
Specified level of engine
oil
between MIN and MAX
marking
If oil level is below MIN mark:
Topping up engine oil ( 92).
If oil level is above MAX mark:
Have oil level corrected by
a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
Remove oil dipstick 1.
Both too little and too
much engine oil can lead to
engine damage.
Always make sure that the oil
level is correct.
Add engine oil up to specified
level.
Checking engine oil level
( 91).
Install oil dipstick.
Brake system
Checking brake operation
Pull handbrake lever.
Pressure point must be clearly
perceptible.
Press footbrake lever.
Pressure point must be clearly
perceptible.
If no clear pressure points are
perceptible:
Incorrect working practices
endanger the reliability of
the brakes.
Have all work on the brake system carried out by specialists.
Have the brakes checked by a
certified workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
In order to ensure the operating
reliability of the brake system,
make sure that the brake pads
are not worn beyond their minimum thickness.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Have the brake pads replaced
by a specialist service facility,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
Front brake-pad wear
limit
Visually inspect left and right
brake pads to determine their
thickness. Direction of view:
between wheel and front wheel
control to brake calipers 1.
min 0.04 in (min 1.0 mm)
(Only friction material
without carrier plate. Wear
markings (grooves) must be
clearly visible.)
Checking rear brake pad
thickness
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
If the wear indicators are no
longer clearly visible:
Dropping below the minimum pad thickness leads
to reduced braking performance
and may result in damage to the
brakes.
Check the brake pad thickness
with visual inspection. Direc-
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Maintenance
Checking front brake pad
thickness
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tion of view: from rear at brake
caliper 1.
Checking front brake fluid
level
94
Rear brake-pad wear
limit
A low fluid level in the
brake reservoir can allow air
to penetrate the brake system.
This significantly reduces braking
efficiency.
Check brake fluid level
regularly.
Maintenance
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min 0.04 in (min 1.0 mm)
(Only friction material without carrier plate.)
If brake pads are worn:
Dropping below the minimum pad thickness leads
to reduced braking performance
and may result in damage to the
brakes.
In order to ensure the operating
reliability of the brake system,
make sure that the brake pads
are not worn beyond their minimum thickness.
Have the brake pads replaced
by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and hold motorcycle vertically.
with center stand OE
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
its center stand.
Move handlebars into straightahead position.
Check brake fluid level in front
brake-fluid reservoir 1.
The brake fluid level in the
brake-fluid reservoir drops
due to brake pad wear.
Brake fluid (DOT4)
The brake fluid level must
not fall below the MIN mark.
If brake fluid level falls below the
approved level:
Have the defect corrected as
soon as possible by a specialist service facility, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
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A low fluid level in the
brake reservoir can allow air
to penetrate the brake system.
This significantly reduces braking
efficiency.
Check brake fluid level
regularly.
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Make sure ground is level and
firm and hold motorcycle vertically.
with center stand OE
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
its center stand.
Read brake fluid level at rear
brake-fluid reservoir 1.
The brake fluid level in the
brake-fluid reservoir drops
due to brake pad wear.
Maintenance
Front brake fluid level
(visual check)
Checking rear brake fluid
level
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Coolant
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Checking coolant level
Maintenance
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Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Turn handlebars to the right.
Rear brake fluid level (visual check)
Coolant, specified level
Brake fluid (DOT4)
Radiator antifreeze
The brake fluid level must
not fall below the MIN mark.
If brake fluid level falls below the
approved level:
Have the defect corrected as
soon as possible by a specialist service facility, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Read off coolant level on expansion tank 1. Viewing direction: from front through
windshield and right-hand side
panel.
between MIN and MAX
marks on the expansion tank
If coolant level drops below approved level:
Add coolant.
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
Checking clutch play
Turn handlebars to left.
Clutch cable play
0.2 in (5 mm) (Turn handlebars to the left)
If clutch play is outside tolerance:
Adjusting clutch play ( 97).
Adjusting clutch play
Open cap 1 of expansion tank.
Add coolant up to specified
level using a suitable funnel.
Close cap of expansion tank.
Clutch
Checking clutch operation
Pull the clutch lever.
Pressure point must be clearly
perceptible.
If no clear pressure point can be
felt:
Have the clutch checked
by a specialized workshop,
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Maintenance
Topping up coolant
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Actuate the clutch lever until
resistance can be felt. Observe
cut-out 1 in the handlebar fitting.
The edge of cable mount 2
should move to the edge of
handlebar fitting 3.
Slide rubber grommet 1 to the
side.
Loosen the nut 2.
To increase clutch play: turn
adjusting screw 3 into handlebar fitting.
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Maintenance
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To decrease clutch play: turn
adjusting screw 3 out of handlebar fitting.
Checking clutch play ( 97).
Tighten nut 2 while holding
adjusting screw 3 to ensure
that it does not move out of
position.
Pull rubber grommet 1 over the
nuts.
Rims and tires
Checking rims
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Visually inspect rims for defects.
Have damaged rims checked
and, if necessary, replaced
by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
Checking spokes
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Sweep across spokes with a
screwdriver handle or similar
item, paying attention to resulting series of notes.
If you hear an uneven series of
notes:
Have spokes checked by a certified workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Checking tire tread depth
The handling of your motorcycle can already change
for the worse before the legally
prescribed minimum tread depth
is reached.
Have tires replaced even before the minimum tread depth
is reached.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Measure tire tread depth in
main tread grooves with wear
indicating marks.
Tires have wear indicators
integrated into the main
tread grooves. If the tire tread
has worn down to the level of
the marks, the tire is completely
worn. The locations of the marks
are indicated on the edge of the
tire, e.g. by the letters TI, TWI or
by an arrow.
When the minimum tread depth
is reached:
Replace tires concerned.
Chain
Lubricating chain
Dirt, dust and insufficient
lubrication will considerably
shorten the service life of the
drive chain.
Clean and lubricate the drive
chain regularly.
Checking chain sag
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Turn the rear wheel until the
position with the lowest chain
sag is reached.
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Press chain upward and downward using a screwdriver and
measure difference A.
Chain sag
1.4...1.8 in (35...45 mm)
(Motorcycle unloaded on
side stand)
If the measured value is outside
the permissible tolerance:
Adjust chain sag ( 99).
Adjusting chain sag
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Loosen quick-release axle
nut 1.
Loosen lock nuts 2 on left and
right.
Adjust chain sag with adjusting
screws 3 on left and right.
Checking chain sag ( 99).
Make sure that the same scale
value 4 is set on the left and
right.
Tighten locknuts 2 on left and
right with appropriate torque.
Locknut of drive-chain
tensioning screw
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Maintenance
Lubricate drive chain at least
every 620 mls (1000 km). After driving though water or dust
and dirt, carry out lubricate earlier accordingly.
Switch off ignition and engage
Neutral.
Clean drive chain with suitable
cleaning agent, dry and apply
chain lubricant.
Wipe off excess lubricant.
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Wheels
Tighten quick-release axle
nut 1 to appropriate torque.
Tire recommendation
Rear-wheel quick-release
axle in swinging arm
Maintenance
74 lb/ft (100 Nm)
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Checking chain wear
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Engage 1st gear.
Rotate rear wheel toward front
of vehicle until the chain is tensioned.
Determine chain length below
the rear wheel swing arm with
9 rivets.
Permissible chain length
max 5.7 in (max 144.30 mm)
(Measured over 9 rivets,
chain tensioned)
If the chain has reached the maximum approved length:
Contact a specialized workshop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
For every size of tire, BMW
Motorrad has tested certain
makes and approved those it
has found to be roadworthy.
If you use wheels and tires
that have not been approved,
BMW Motorrad cannot assess
their suitability or provide any
guarantee as to their road safety.
Use only wheels and tires that
BMW Motorrad has approved for
your type of motorcycle.
Extensive information is available
at your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer or on the Internet at
www.bmw-motorrad.com.
Affect of wheel sizes on
chassis control systems
The wheel sizes play a major role
in the chassis control systems
ABS and ASC. Especially the diameter and width of the wheels
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Remove screw 1 and extract
the ABS sensor from its
socket.
Removing front wheel
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Remove screws 2 of right-hand
brake caliper.
Push brake pads 3 apart
slightly by turning the brake
caliper 4 back and forth against
the brake rotor 5.
Mask off area of wheel rim that
could be scratched in process
of removing 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 disk on reassembly.
Do not operate the handbrake
Maintenance
are stored in the control unit as
the basis for all necessary calculations. A change in these sizes
due to conversion to others than
the wheels installed as standard
equipment can seriously affect
the control comfort of these systems.
The sensor wheels required for
wheel speed detection must also
match the control systems installed and may not be replaced.
If you want to equip your motorcycle with different wheels,
please speak to a specialized
workshop, and preferably a BMW
Motorrad retailer. In some cases
the data stored in the control
units can be adapted to the new
wheel sizes.
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Maintenance
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lever when the brake calipers
have been removed.
Push axle as far as possible
toward inside.
Carefully pull brake calipers
back to remove them from the
brake rotors.
Place motorcycle on a suitable
auxiliary stand.
with center stand OE
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
center stand.
Unscrew right-hand axle clamping screws 1.
Remove axle 4 while supporting wheel.
Do not remove grease on axle.
Roll front wheel forward to remove.
Raise front of motorcycle until the front wheel can turn
freely. To lift motorcycle, BMW
Motorrad recommends using
BMW Motorrad front wheel
stand.
Mounting front wheel stand
( 108).
Remove axle screw 2.
Unscrew left-hand axle clamping screws 3.
tion arrows on the tires or on the
rim.
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Roll front wheel into front suspension while guiding brake
disk between brake pads of
left-hand brake caliper.
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Maintenance
Threaded fasteners not
tightened to the specified
torque can work loose or their
threads can suffer damage.
Always have the tightening
torques checked by a specialized
workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Remove spacing bushing 5 on
left side from wheel hub.
Installing front wheel
Malfunctions may occur
during control interventions
by ABS and ASC if a wheel other
than the standard wheel is installed.
Please see the information on
the effect of wheel sizes on the
chassis control systems ABS
and ASC at the beginning of this
chapter.
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Mount spacing bushing 5 on
left side on wheel hub.
The front wheel must be
installed right way round to
rotate in the correct direction.
Observe the direction of rota-
Lift front wheel and insert
axle 4 as far as possible.
Tighten right-hand axle clamping screws 1 with specified
torque or use suitable tool to
brace for next work step.
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Pinch bolt of quick-release axle
Tightening sequence:
Tighten alternatively
Tightening sequence:
Tighten alternatively
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Maintenance
104
Pinch bolt of quick-release axle
Place right-hand brake caliper
on brake disk.
Tighten screws 2 to the specified tightening torque.
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Brake caliper on telescopic forks
Install the axis screw 2 with
torque.
Front quick-release axle
in axle mount
22 lb/ft (30 Nm)
Tighten left-hand axle clamping
screws 3 to appropriate torque.
If they have been tightened,
loosen right-hand axle clamping
screws 1 again.
Remove front wheel stand.
without center stand OE
Remove auxiliary stand.
28 lb/ft (38 Nm)
Insert ABS sensor in its socket
and install screw 1.
Remove adhesive tape from
wheel rim.
Operate brakes several times
until brake pads contact brake
disk.
Firmly compress spring forks
several times.
Tighten right axle clamping
screws 1 to specified tightening torque.
Pinch bolt of quick-release axle
Tightening sequence:
Tighten alternatively
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Removing rear wheel
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on a
suitable auxiliary stand.
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Maintenance
with center stand OE
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
center stand.
Remove screw 1 and take
speed sensor out of hole.
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Roll rear wheel toward rear out
of swinging arm.
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The chain sprocket and
the spacer sleeves on the
left and right are loosely inserted
in the wheel. When removing,
make sure that these parts are
not damaged or lost.
Maintenance
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Remove axle nut 2.
Loosen lock nuts 3 on left and
right by turning counterclockwise.
Loosen adjusting screws 4 on
left and right by turning clockwise.
Remove adjusting plate 5 and
slide axle as far as possible toward inside.
Remove quick-release axle 6
and take out adjusting plate 7.
Roll rear wheel as far forward
as possible and remove
chain 8 from chain sprocket.
Installing rear wheel
Malfunctions may occur
during control interventions
by ABS and ASC if a wheel other
than the standard wheel is installed.
Please see the information on
the effect of wheel sizes on the
chassis control systems ABS
and ASC at the beginning of this
chapter.
Threaded fasteners not
tightened to the specified
torque can work loose or their
threads can suffer damage.
Always have the tightening
torques checked by a specialized
workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
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Mount left-hand adjusting
plate 7 in swinging arm and
install quick-release axle 6 in
brake caliper and rear wheel.
Make sure that axle fits in
cutout of adjusting plate.
Insert right-hand adjusting
plate 5.
Maintenance
Roll rear wheel into swinging
arm while guiding brake disk
between brake pads.
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Roll rear wheel as far forward
as possible and lay chain 8 on
chain sprocket.
Install axle nut 2, however do
not tighten yet.
without center stand OE
Remove auxiliary stand.
iliary stand before lifting the front
wheel with the BMW Motorrad
front-wheel stand.
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Maintenance
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Insert speed sensor in hole and
install screw 1.
Adjust chain sag (
99).
Front wheel stand
Place motorcycle on a suitable
auxiliary stand.
with center stand OE
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
center stand.
Push two mounts 2 far enough
apart that front suspension fits
between them. Adjust support
pin to match front suspension.
Use locating pins 3 to set front
wheel stand to desired height.
Center front wheel stand relative to front wheel and push it
against front axle.
Use basic stand with tool
number (83 30 0 402 241) in
combination with front-wheel
adapter (83 30 0 402 242).
Mounting front wheel
stand
The BMW Motorrad front
wheel stand is not designed
to support the motorcycle without the assistance of an auxiliary
stand. A motorcycle standing on
the front wheel stand and the
rear wheel alone can fall over.
Place the motorcycle on an aux-
Align two mounts 2 so that
front suspension rests securely
on them.
Tighten adjusting screws 1.
Loosen adjusting screws 1.
Ensure motorcycle is standing
securely.
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Lamps
Apply uniform pressure to push
front wheel stand down and
raise motorcycle.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Switch off ignition.
Open connector 3.
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with center stand OE
If the motorcycle is raised
too far at the front the
center stand will lift clear of the
ground and the motorcycle could
topple to one side.
When raising the motorcycle,
make sure that the center stand
remains on the ground. Adjust
the height of the front wheel
stand if necessary.
Maintenance
Replacing low-beam and
high-beam bulb
Remove cover 1 for high-beam
headlight or cover 2 for lowbeam headlight.
Remove spring strap 4 from
detents and fold to side.
Take out bulb 5.
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Replace defective bulb.
Bulb for high-beam
headlight
Maintenance
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
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Bulbs for low-beam
headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
To avoid contamination on the
bulb's glass surface, never
touch or hold the bulb anywhere other than on its metal
socket base.
Insert bulb while ensuring correct alignment at Position 6.
Close the spring clamp 4 and
lock it in place.
Install cover 1 or cover 2.
Replacing parking light
bulb
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Switch off ignition.
Close connector 3.
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Remove cover 2.
Pull bulb out of bulb socket.
Press bulb into socket.
Replace defective bulb.
Bulb for parking light
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W5W / 12 V / 5 W
To prevent contaminants from
being deposited on the new
bulb's glass surface, always use
a clean, dry cloth to hold it.
Pull parking-light bulb 3 out of
headlight housing.
Maintenance
111
Insert parking-light bulb 3 into
headlight housing.
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Maintenance
112
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Install cover 2.
Remove screw 1.
Replacing brake and tail
light bulb
Replace defective bulb.
The diode taillight can only be
completely replaced. Please
contact a specialized workshop
for this purpose, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Replacing front and rear
turn indicator bulbs
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Switch off ignition.
Remove bulb 2 from
light housing by turning it
counterclockwise.
Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, front
Pull glass on screw connection
side out of mirror housing.
R10W / 12 V / 10 W
To prevent contaminants from
being deposited on the new
bulb's glass surface, always use
a clean, dry cloth to hold it.
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Install bulb 2 by screwing
clockwise into light housing.
Install screw 1.
Replacing license-plate
bulb
Remove screw 1 of mudguard
cover and take off cover.
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Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Switch off ignition.
Insert inside end of lens into
light housing and close.
Maintenance
113
Pull bulb socket 2 out of bulb
holder.
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Maintenance
114
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Pull bulb out of socket.
Mount bulb in socket.
Replace defective bulb.
Position mudguard cover and
install screw 1.
Replacing auxiliary driving
light
Bulb for license-plate
light
with LED auxiliary headlight
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
To prevent contaminants from
being deposited on the new
bulb's glass surface, always use
a clean, dry cloth to hold it.
Insert bulb socket 2 into bulb
holder.
OA
The auxiliary driving light can
only be completely replaced.
Please contact a specialized
workshop for this purpose,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
Fairings and Panels
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Removing center fairing
panel
115
52).
Remove four screws 2.
Disconnect plug connection at
onboard socket 3.
Remove center fairing panel.
Remove screws 1 on left and
right.
Lay on center fairing panel.
Make sure that three tabs 4
on left and right grip into side
panels.
Installing center fairing
panel
Connect plug connection to
onboard socket.
Install four screws 2.
Maintenance
Remove seat (
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Installing air filter
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Maintenance
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Install screws 1 on left and
right.
Installing seat ( 53).
Air filter
Remove four screws 1.
Remove air filter cover 2. For
this purpose, slightly push the
fairing side panels outwards.
Install air filter 3.
Take out air filter 3.
Attach air filter cover 2. For
this purpose, slightly push the
fairing side panels outwards.
Install screws 1 with washers.
Removing air filter
Removing center fairing panel
( 115).
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
motorcycle electronics.
Do not use the onboard socket
to jump-start the engine of the
motorcycle.
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 motorcycle
electronics.
The battery of the donor vehicle
must have a voltage of 12 V.
Removing center fairing panel
( 115).
When jump-starting the engine,
do not disconnect the battery
from the onboard electrical system.
First connect positive terminal
of drained battery to positive
terminal of charging battery
with red jumper cable (positive
terminal on this vehicle: Position 2).
Connect black jumper cable
to negative terminal of charging battery and then to negative terminal of drained battery
(negative terminal on this vehicle: Position 1).
As an alternative to the
negative battery terminal,
the spring strut bolt can also be
used.
Allow the engine on the support vehicle to run while jumpstarting.
Start engine of vehicle with discharged battery in usual way; if
engine refuses to start, wait a
few minutes before repeating
attempt to protect starter and
supporting battery.
Allow both engines to run for
several minutes before disconnecting jumper cables.
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Maintenance
Installing center fairing panel
( 115).
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Disconnect jump lead from
negative terminals first, then
disconnect second lead from
positive terminals.
Maintenance
To start the engine, do not
use start sprays or similar
items.
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Installing center fairing panel
( 115).
Battery
Maintenance instructions
Correct upkeep, recharging and
storage will prolong the life of
the battery and are essential if
warranty claims are to be considered.
Compliance with the points below is important in order to maximize battery life:
Keep the surface of the battery
clean and dry
Do not open the battery
Do not top up with water
Be sure to read and comply
with the instructions for charging the battery on the following
pages
Do not turn the battery upside
down
If the battery is not disconnected, the onboard electronics (clock etc.) will drain the
battery. This can cause the battery to run flat. If this happens,
warranty claims will not be accepted.
During driving breaks of more
than four weeks, a trickle-charger
should be connected to the
battery.
BMW Motorrad has developed a trickle-charger specially designed for compatibility
with the electronics of your motorcycle. Using this charger, you
can keep the battery charged
during long periods when the
motorcycle is not being used
without having to disconnect the
battery from the motorcycle's
onboard systems. Additional information is available at your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Charging connected
battery
Remove devices connected to
onboard power sockets.
Charging the connected
battery directly at the battery terminals can damage the
motorcycle electronics.
To charge the battery via the
battery terminals, disconnect the
battery first.
Charging the battery via
the onboard socket is only
possible with suitable chargers.
Unsuitable chargers can result in
damage to the motorcycle electronics.
Use BMW chargers with part
numbers 77 02 7 722 470
If you switch on the ignition and the multifunction
display and indicator lights fail
to light up, the battery is completely flat (battery voltage below 9 V). Attempting to charge a
completely flat battery via the onboard socket can cause damage
to the motorcycle's electronics.
Always charge a completely
drained battery directly at the
terminals of the disconnected
battery.
Charge disconnected battery
via onboard socket.
The motorcycle's onboard
electronics know when the
battery is fully charged. The
onboard socket is switched off
when this happens.
Comply with operating instructions of charger.
If you are unable to
charge the battery via
the onboard socket, you
may be using a charger that
is not compatible with your
motorcycle's electronics. In this
case, please charge the battery
directly at the terminals of the
disconnected battery.
Charging disconnected
battery
Charge battery using a suitable
charger.
Comply with operating instructions of charger.
Once battery is fully charged,
disconnect charger's terminal
clips from battery terminals.
In the case of longer periods when the motorcycle is
not being used, the battery must
be recharged regularly. See the
instructions for caring for your
battery. Always fully recharge
the battery before returning it to
use.
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Removing battery
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
with anti-theft alarm OE
Switch off anti-theft alarm if
necessary.
Switch off ignition.
Removing center fairing panel
( 115).
Maintenance
(230 V), 77 02 7 729 048
(230 V), or 77 02 7 722 471
(110 V). If in doubt, charge the
disconnected battery directly at
the terminals.
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An incorrect disconnection
sequence increase the risk
of short-circuiting.
Always observe the proper
sequence.
Remove negative cable 1 first.
Then remove positive cable 2.
Remove screws 3 on the left
and right and take off battery
holder forward from the battery.
Lift battery up and out, using
tilting movements if it is difficult
to move.
If the motorcycle was disconnected from the battery for a longer time, the current
date must be entered in the instrument cluster to ensure the
proper operation of the service
display.
Consult a certified workshop,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer, for setting of
the date.
Switch off ignition.
Insert battery into battery compartment, with positive terminal
on right in direction of travel.
Lay on battery holder while ensuring correct routing of cables
to position 4.
Install screws 3 on left and
right.
An incorrect connection
sequence increases the risk
of short-circuiting.
Always observe the proper
sequence.
Install positive cable 2.
Install negative cable 1.
Installing center fairing panel
( 115).
Setting clock ( 37).
Care
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Washing your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . 122
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Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Protective wax coating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Storing motorcycle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Returning motorcycle to use . . . . . . . 124
Care
Cleaning sensitive vehicle parts . . . . 122
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Care products
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use cleaning and
care products available at your
authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer. BMW Care Products
have been materials tested,
laboratory tested, and field tested
and provide optimum care and
protection for the materials used
in your motorcycle.
The use of unsuitable
cleaning and care products
can damage motorcycle
components.
For cleaning, do not use any solvents such as nitro-thinners, cold
cleaning agents, fuel or similar,
and do not use cleaning agents
that contain alcohol.
Washing your
motorcycle
and pads are dry or braked until
dry.
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use BMW Insect Remover to soften and wash off
insects and stubborn dirt from
painted parts before washing the
motorcycle.
To prevent stains, do not wash
the motorcycle immediately after
it has been exposed to bright
sunlight and do not wash it in the
sun.
Make sure that the motorcycle
is washed frequently, especially
during the winter months.
To remove road salt, clean the
motorcycle with cold water immediately after every trip.
Warm water intensifies the
effect of salt.
Only use cold water to remove
road salt.
After washing the motorcycle, after driving through
water or in the rain, braking can
be delayed due to damp brake
disks and brake pads.
Brake early until the brake disks
If plastic parts are cleaned
using unsuitable cleaning
agents, the surfaces can be damaged.
Do not use cleaning agents that
The high water pressure
of high-pressure 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 sensitive
vehicle parts
Plastics
Fairings
Clean body panels with water
and BMW plastic care emulsion.
Windscreens and headlight
lenses made of plastic
Clean off dirt and insects with a
soft sponge and plenty of water.
Soften stubborn dirt and
dead insects by covering
the affected areas with a wet
cloth.
Chrome
Especially in the case of road
salt, carefully clean chrome parts
with plenty of water and BMW
auto shampoo. Use chrome polish for additional treatment.
Radiator
Paint care
Clean the radiator regularly to
prevent overheating of the engine due to inadequate cooling.
For example, use a garden hose
with low water pressure.
Washing the motorcycle regularly
will help counteract the long-term
effects of substances that damage the paint, especially if your
motorcycle is ridden in areas
with high air pollution or natural
sources of dirt, e.g. tree resin or
pollen.
However, remove particularly aggressive materials immediately;
otherwise changes in the paint or
discoloration can occur. These
include spilled fuel, oil, grease,
brake fluid as well as bird droppings. BMW Car Polish or BMW
Paint Cleaner are recommended
for this.
Contamination of the paint finish
is particularly easy to see after
the motorcycle has been washed.
Remove this type of soiling with
cleaning naphtha or spirit on a
clean cloth or cotton ball. BMW
Motorrad recommends removing tar spots with BMW Tar Re-
Cooling fins can be bent
easily.
When cleaning the radiator, ensure that the fins are not bent.
Rubber
Treat rubber components with
water or BMW rubber protection
coating agent.
Using silicone sprays for
the care of rubber seals can
cause damage.
Do not use silicon sprays or
other care products that contain
silicon.
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Care
contain alcohol, solvents or abrasives to clean plastic parts.
'Fly sponges' or sponges with
hard surfaces can also lead to
scratches.
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mover. Then add a protective
wax coating to the paint at these
locations.
Care
Protective wax coating
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To preserve the finish of your
motorcycle, BMW Motorrad recommends using BMW Car Wax
or agents that contain carnauba
or synthetic waxes.
A sure sign that the paint must
be protected, is the fact that water no longer pearls up on it.
Storing motorcycle
Clean the motorcycle.
Removing battery ( 119).
Spray the brake and clutch
lever, the side stand pivot and,
if necessary, the main stand
pivot with a suitable lubricant.
Coat bare metal and chromeplated parts with an acid-free
grease (e.g., Vaseline).
Park motorcycle in a dry room,
raising it to remove weight
from both wheels.
Returning motorcycle
to use
Remove the protective wax
coating.
Cleaning the motorcycle.
Install a charged battery.
Before starting: Observe
checklist.
Technical data
Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Riding specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
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Fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Electrical system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Technical data
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
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Troubleshooting chart
Engine does not start at all or is very difficult to start
Possible cause
Remedy
Emergency-off switch (kill switch)
Emergency-off switch (kill switch) in normal operating position.
Side stand extended and gear engaged
Retract side stand.
Gear engaged and clutch not operated.
Place transmission in neutral or disengage clutch.
No fuel in tank
Refueling (
Battery drained
Charging connected battery (
65).
118).
Threaded fasteners
Front wheel
Value
Valid
127
Brake caliper on telescopic
forks
M10 x 40
28 lb/ft (38 Nm)
Technical data
Pinch bolt of quick-release axle
M8 x 25
Tighten alternatively
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Front quick-release axle in axle
mount
M14 x 1.5
22 lb/ft (30 Nm)
Rear wheel
Value
Locknut of drive-chain tensioning screw
M8
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Rear-wheel quick-release axle in
swinging arm
M16 x 1.5
10
74 lb/ft (100 Nm)
Valid
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Mirror arm
Locknut (mirror) on clamping
piece
Technical data
M14 x 1
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Value
15 lb/ft (20 Nm)
Clamping piece (mirror) on
clamping block
M10
22 lb/ft (30 Nm)
Valid
Engine design
Two-cylinder, four-stroke engine, DOHC control,
4 valves actuated by trailing valve levers, liquid
cooling for cylinders and cylinder head, integrated
coolant pump, 6-speed manual transmission and
dry-sump lubrication
Displacement
798 cc (798 cm3)
Cylinder bore
3.2 in (82 mm)
Piston stroke
3 in (75.6 mm)
Compression ratio
12:1
Rated output
86 hp (63 kW), at engine speed: 7500 min-1
with regular unleaded gasoline (RON 91) OE
Torque
with regular unleaded gasoline (RON 91) OE
83 hp (61 kW), at engine speed: 7500 min-1
61 lb/ft (83 Nm), at engine speed: 5750 min-1
60 lb/ft (81 Nm), at engine speed: 5750 min-1
Maximum engine speed
max 9000 min-1
Idle speed
1250+50 min-1
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Technical data
Engine
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Fuel
Recommended fuel quality
Technical data
with regular unleaded gasoline (RON 91) OE
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Super unleaded (max. 10 % of ethanol) (E10)
89 AKI (95 ROZ/RON)
89 AKI
Regular unleaded (minor restrictions with regard
to power and fuel consumption)
87 AKI (91 ROZ/RON)
87 AKI
Usable fuel quantity
Approx. 4.2 gal (Approx. 16 l)
Reserve fuel quantity
min 2.9 quarts (min 2.7 l)
BMW recommends BP fuel
Engine oil, capacity
3.1 quarts (2.9 l), with filter change
Products recommended by BMW Motorrad
BMW Motorrad High Performance Oil
SAE 15W-50, API SJ / JASO MA2
Oil additives
BMW Motorrad does not recommend using oil
additives, as these can worsen the operation of
the clutch. Ask your BMW Motorrad retailer for
engine oils suitable for your motorcycle.
BMW recommends
Clutch
Clutch design
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Technical data
Engine oil
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Multi-disk oil-bath clutch
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Technical data
132
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Transmission
Transmission design
Claw-shifted 6-speed transmission integrated in
engine housing
Transmission gear ratios
1.943 (35/68 teeth), Primary gear ratio
1:2.462 (13/32 teeth), 1st gear
1:1.750 (16/28 teeth), 2nd gear
1:1.381 (21/29 teeth), 3rd gear
1:1.174 (23/27 teeth), 4th gear
1:1.042 (24/25 teeth), 5th gear
1:0.960 (25/24 teeth), 6th gear
Rear-wheel drive
Type of final drive
Chain drive
Type of rear suspension
Two-arm cast aluminum swinging arm
Number of teeth of rear-wheel drive (Pinion/
sprocket)
16/42
Running gear
10
Type of front suspension
Upside-down forks
Spring travel, front
9.1 in (230 mm), On wheel
with lowering OE
7.5 in (190 mm), On wheel
Rear wheel
Type of rear suspension
Two-arm cast aluminum swinging arm
Type of rear suspension
Directly articulated central spring strut with adjustable rebound-stage damping/spring preload
with ESA OE
Spring travel at rear wheel
with lowering OE
Directly articulated central spring strut with
adjustable spring preload/electrically adjustable
rebound-stage damping
8.5 in (215 mm), On wheel
7.5 in (190 mm), On wheel
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Front wheel
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Brakes
Front wheel
Type of front brake
Hydraulically operated twin disk brake with 2-piston floating calipers and floating brake disks
Brake-pad material, front
Sintered metal
Rear wheel
Type of rear brake
Hydraulic disk brake with 1-piston floating caliper
and fixed brake disk
Brake-pad material, rear
Organic
Wheels and tires
Recommended tire combinations
You can obtain an overview of the current tire
approvals from your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer or on the Internet at www.bmw-motorrad.com.
Front wheel
Front wheel design
Spoked wheel, MT H2
Front-wheel rim size
2.15" x 21"
Front tire designation
90/90 - 21
Rear wheel
Rear wheel design
Spoked wheel, MT H2
Rear-wheel rim size
4.25" x 17"
Rear tire designation
150/70 - 17
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Tire pressure, front
31.9 psi (2.2 bar), Single rider, with cold tires
34.8 psi (2.4 bar), Driver with passenger and/or
load, with cold tire
Tire pressure, rear
34.8 psi (2.4 bar), Single rider, with cold tires
40.6 psi (2.8 bar), Driver with passenger and/or
load, with cold tire
Technical data
Tire inflation pressure
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Electrical system
Electrical rating of onboard sockets
5A
Fuses
All electrical circuits are electronically protected.
If an electronic fuse trips and de-energizes a circuit, the circuit is active as soon as the ignition is
switched on after the fault has been rectified.
Battery
Battery design
AGM (Absorptive Glass Mat) battery.
Battery voltage
12 V
Battery capacity
12 Ah
Spark plugs
Spark plugs, manufacturer and designation
NGK DCPR 8 E
Electrode gap of spark plug
0.03...0.04 in (0.8...0.9 mm), New
Bulbs
Bulb for high-beam headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulbs for low-beam headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulb for parking light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Bulb for taillight/brake light
LED / 12 V
6, Brake / taillight
Bulb for license-plate light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front
R10W / 12 V / 10 W
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear
R10W / 12 V / 10 W
Frame
Frame design
Lattice-tube frame
Location of type plate
Top front steering head
Location of vehicle identification number
Right steering head
Dimensions
Motorcycle length
90.6 in (2300 mm), across front wheel to licenseplate carrier
Motorcycle height
53 in (1345 mm), across windshield, without
driver, at DIN unladen weight
with lowering OE
Motorcycle width
51.8 in (1315 mm), across windshield, without
driver, at DIN unladen weight
35 in (890 mm), across handlebars, without mirrors
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Technical data
Maximum number of defective LEDs in taillight
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Technical data
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Driver's seat height
34.6 in (880 mm), without driver at unladen
weight
with comfort seat OE
35.2 in (895 mm), without driver at unladen
weight
with low dual seat OE
33.5 in (850 mm), without driver at unladen
weight
with lowering OE
32.3 in (820 mm), without driver at unladen
weight
Rider's inside-leg arc, heel to heel
with low dual seat OE
with comfort
seat OE
with lowering OE
76 in (1930 mm), without driver at unladen weight
74 in (1880 mm), without driver at unladen weight
77.2 in (1960 mm), without driver at unladen
weight
70.5 in (1790 mm), without driver at unladen
weight
Unladen weight
472 lbs (214 kg), DIN unladen weight, ready for
road, 90 % full tank of gas, without OE
Permissible gross weight
979 lbs (444 kg)
Maximum payload
507 lbs (230 kg)
Riding specifications
Top speed
>124 mph (>200 km/h)
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Technical data
Weights
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Service
Reporting safety defects . . . . . . . . . . . 142
BMW Motorrad Service . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
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Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Confirmation of maintenance
work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Confirmation of service . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Service
BMW Motorrad Mobility
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
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Reporting safety defects
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause
injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying BMW of North America, LLC.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a
safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign.
However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your
dealer, or BMW of North America, LLC.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-3274236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain
other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
With its worldwide service network, BMW Motorrad can attend
to you and your motorcycle in
over 100 countries around the
globe. BMW Motorrad retailers
have the technical information
and expertise needed to conduct
reliable service and repairs covering every aspect of your BMW.
You can find the nearest BMW
Motorrad retailer by visiting our
Internet site at "www.bmwmotorrad.com".
If this maintenance and repair work is performed inexpertly, there is a danger of damage and associated safety risks.
BMW Motorrad recommends
having corresponding work on
your motorcycle carried out by a
specialized workshop, preferably
by an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
To ensure that your BMW consistently remains in optimal condition BMW Motorrad urges you
to observe the recommended
service intervals.
Have all maintenance and repair
work confirmed in the "Service"
chapter in this manual. For generous treatment of claims submitted after the warranty period
has expired (goodwill), evidence
of regular maintenance is essential.
You can obtain information on
the contents of the BMW Services from your BMW Motorrad
retailer.
BMW Motorrad Mobility
Services
The BMW Motorrad Mobility Services furnish you and your new
BMW motorcycle with extra security by offering a wide array of
assistance services in the event
of a breakdown (Mobile Service,
breakdown assistance, vehicle recovery and retrieval, etc.).
Contact your authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer for additional
information on available mobilitymaintenance services.
Maintenance work
BMW Pre-Delivery Check
The BMW pre-delivery check is
carried out by your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer before it
turns over the motorcycle to you.
BMW Running-in Check
The BMW running-in check
must be carried out between
300 mls and 750 mls (500 km
and 1200 km).
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Service
BMW Motorrad Service
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BMW Service
BMW Service is carried out once
a year. The scope of the services performed may be dependent on the vehicle owner and
the mileage driven. Your BMW
Motorrad retailer confirms that
the service has been performed
and enters the date for the next
service.
For drivers who drive long distances annually, it may be necessary to come in for service before
the entered date. In this case a
corresponding maximum odometer reading will also be entered in
the confirmation of service. If this
odometer reading is reached before the next service date, service
must be performed sooner.
The service display in the multifunction display reminds you of
the next service date approx. one
month or 620 miles (1000 km)
before the entered values.
BMW Pre-Delivery
Check
BMW Running-in
Check
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
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Service
Confirmation of maintenance work
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BMW Service
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
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 reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
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 reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
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Service
BMW Service
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z
BMW Service
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
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 reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
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 reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
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Service
BMW Service
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Confirmation of service
The table is intended as proof of maintenance and repair work, the installed optional accessories and any
special campaign (recall) work carried out.
Service
Work carried out
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Odometer
reading
Date
Odometer
reading
Date
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Service
Work carried out
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Index
152
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A
Abbreviations and symbols, 6
ABS
Control, 16
Operating, 44
Self-diagnosis, 60
Technology in detail, 70
Warning indicators, 32
Accessories
General instructions, 76
Additional headlight
Operating, 77
Air filter
Installing, 116
Position on vehicle, 15
Removing, 116
Aluminum case
Operating, 84
Aluminum Topcase
Operating, 86
Ambient temperature
Display, 26
Ice warning, 31
Anti-theft alarm
Indicator lamp, 18
Warning indicators, 32
ASC
Control, 16
Operating, 45
Self-diagnosis, 60
Technology in detail, 71
Warning indicators, 33
Average values
Resetting, 39
B
Battery
Charging connected
battery, 118
Charging disconnected
battery, 119
Installing, 120
Maintenance instructions, 118
Position on vehicle, 15
Removing, 119
Technical data, 136
Brake fluid
Checking fluid level at rear, 95
Checking front fluid level, 94
Front reservoir, 13
Rear reservoir, 13
Brake pads
Checking front, 93
Checking rear, 93
Running in, 61
Brakes
Adjusting handlebar lever, 46
Checking operation, 92
Safety instructions, 63
Technical data, 134
C
Case
Operating, 78
Chain
Adjusting sag, 99
Checking sag, 99
Checking wear, 100
Lubricating, 98
Checklist, 58
Clock
Adjusting, 37
Control, 18
Clutch
Adjusting handlebar lever, 46
Adjusting play, 97
Checking operation, 97
D
Damping
Adjusting, 49
Adjustment element, 13
Dimensions
Technical data, 137
E
Electrical system
Technical data, 136
Emergency ON/OFF switch, 17
Operating, 43
Engine
Starting, 58
Technical data, 129
Warning for engine
electronics, 31
Engine oil
Checking level, 91
Fill location, 11
Oil dipstick, 11
Technical data, 131
Topping up, 92
Engine speed warning
Switching on, 62
Warning lamp, 18
Equipment, 7
ESA
Control, 16
Operating, 50
F
Fairing
Installing center section, 115
Removing center section, 115
First-aid kit
Location, 14
Frame
Technical data, 137
Front wheel stand
Mounting, 108
Fuel
Fill level indicator, 25
Fill location, 13
Refueling, 65
Reserve quantity, 25
Technical data, 130
Fuel reserve
Warning indicator, 30
Fuses, 136
H
Hazard warning flashers
Control, 16
Operating, 42
Headlight
Adjusting headlight range, 52
Headlight range, 51
RHD/LHD traffic, 51
Heated handlebar grips
Control, 17
Operating, 43
12
153
Index
Checking play, 97
Technical data, 131
Confirmation of maintenance
work, 145
Coolant
Checking level, 96
Fill level indicator, 13
Overtemperature warning
indicator, 30
Topping up, 97
Currentness of this manual, 7
z
12
Index
154
z
Helmet holder
Position on vehicle, 14
Securing helmet, 53
Horn, 16
I
Ignition
Switching off, 36
Switching on, 36
Immobilizer
Spare key, 37
Warning indicator, 30
Indicator lights
Overview, 24
Instrument cluster
Ambient light sensor, 18
Overview, 18
J
Jump-starting, 117
K
Keys, 36
L
Lamps
Replacing auxiliary driving
light, 114
Replacing brake light and tail
light bulbs, 112
Replacing high-beam bulb, 109
Replacing license-plate
bulb, 113
Replacing low-beam bulb, 109
Replacing parking-light
bulb, 110
Replacing turn indicator
bulbs, 112
Technical data, 136
Warning for bulb failure, 31
Lights
Control, 16
Headlight low beam, 41
Operating headlight flasher, 41
Operating headlight high
beams, 41
Operating parking light, 41
Parking lights, 41
Lowered suspension
Limitations, 56
Luggage
Lashing down, 77
Loading information, 56
M
Maintenance
General instructions, 90
Maintenance intervals, 143
Mirrors
Adjusting, 47
Mobility Services, 143
Motorcycle
Care, 121
Cleaning, 121
Parking, 64
Returning to use, 124
Securing with straps, 66
Storage, 124
Multifunction display, 18
Control, 16
Meaning of symbols, 23
Overview, 22
Selecting display readings, 38
O
Odometer and tripmeters
Control, 18
Resetting, 39
Offroad riding, 62
Onboard socket
Information on use, 76
Position on vehicle, 11
Onboard toolkit
Contents, 90
Position on vehicle, 14
Overview of warning
indicators, 28
Overviews
Instrument cluster, 18
Left side of vehicle, 11
Multifunction display, 22
Multifunction switch, left, 16
Right handlebar fitting, 17
Right side of vehicle, 13
Under fairing, 15
Underneath seat, 14
Warning and indicator
lamps, 24
P
Pre-ride check, 59
R
Rear-wheel drive
Technical data, 132
Refueling, 65
Rider's Manual (US Model)
Location, 53
Position on vehicle, 14
Running gear
Technical data, 133
Running in, 61
S
Safety instructions
About brakes, 63
On riding, 56
Seat
Installing, 52
Locking mechanism, 11
Removing, 52
Service, 143
Reporting safety defects, 142
Service display, 26
Spark plugs
Technical data, 136
Speedometer, 18
Spring preload
Adjusting, 48
Adjustment element, 13
Tool, 14
Starting, 58
Control, 17
Steering lock
Locking, 37
Stopwatch
Operating, 39
Switching off, 64
Symbols
Meaning, 23
T
Tachometer, 18
Technical data
Battery, 136
Brakes, 134
12
155
Index
Multifunction switch
General view, left, 16
General view, right, 17
z
12
Index
156
z
Bulbs, 136
Clutch, 131
Dimensions, 137
Electrical system, 136
Engine, 129
Engine oil, 131
Frame, 137
Fuel, 130
Rear-wheel drive, 132
Running gear, 133
Spark plugs, 136
Standards, 7
Transmission, 132
Weights, 139
Wheels and tires, 134
Tires
Checking tire inflation
pressure, 51
Checking tread depth, 98
Inflation pressure table, 14
Inflation pressures, 135
Recommendation, 100
Running in, 61
Technical data, 134
Topcase
Operating, 81
Torques, 127
Transmission
Technical data, 132
Troubleshooting chart, 126
Turn indicators
Control, 16
Operating, 42
Type plate
Position on vehicle, 13
V
Vehicle Identification Number
Position on vehicle, 13
W
Warning indicators
ABS, 32
Anti-theft alarm, 32
ASC, 33
Bulb failure, 31
Coolant temperature, 30
Display, 27
Engine electronics, 31
Fuel reserve, 30
Ice warning, 31
Immobilizer, 30
Warning lamps
Overview, 24
Weights
Payload table, 14
Technical data, 139
Wheels
Checking rims, 98
Checking spokes, 98
Installing front wheel, 103
Installing rear wheel, 106
Removing front wheel, 101
Removing rear wheel, 105
Size change, 100
Technical data, 134
Details described or illustrated
in this booklet may differ from
the motorcycle's actual specification as purchased, the accessories fitted or the national-market specification. No claims will
be entertained as a result of such
discrepancies.
Dimensions, weights, fuel consumption and performance data
are quoted to the customary tolerances.
The right to modify designs,
equipment and accessories is
reserved.
Errors and omissions excepted.
© 2012 BMW Motorrad
Not to be reproduced either
wholly or in part without written
permission from BMW Motorrad,
After Sales.
Printed in Germany.
Important data for refueling
Fuel
Recommended fuel quality
with regular unleaded gasoline (RON 91) OE
Super unleaded (max. 10 % of ethanol) (E10)
89 AKI (95 ROZ/RON)
89 AKI
Regular unleaded (minor restrictions with regard to power
and fuel consumption)
87 AKI (91 ROZ/RON)
87 AKI
Usable fuel quantity
Approx. 4.2 gal (Approx. 16 l)
Reserve fuel quantity
min 2.9 quarts (min 2.7 l)
Tire inflation pressure
Tire pressure, front
31.9 psi (2.2 bar), Single rider, with cold tires
34.8 psi (2.4 bar), Driver with passenger and/or load, with
cold tire
Tire pressure, rear
34.8 psi (2.4 bar), Single rider, with cold tires
40.6 psi (2.8 bar), Driver with passenger and/or load, with
cold tire
BMW recommends
Order No.: 01 41 8 533 827
06.2012, 1st Edition
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