BMW K 1600 GT Technical data

BMW Motorrad
The Ultimate
Riding Machine
Rider's Manual (US Model)
K 1600 GT
Motorcycle/Dealer Data
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Contact in Service
Vehicle identification number
Ms./Mr
Color number
Phone number
Initial registration
License plate
Dealer's address/phone number (company
stamp)
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 highway traffic situations.
Please read this Rider's Manual
carefully before starting to use
your new BMW motorcycle. It
contains important information on
how to operate the controls and
how to make the best possible
use of all your BMW's technical
features.
In addition, it contains information on maintenance and care to
help you maintain your vehicle's
reliability and safety, as well as its
value.
If you have 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
BMW Motorrad.
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Table of Contents
You can also consult the index at
the end of this Rider's Manual if
you want to find a particular topic
or item of information.
1 General instructions . . . . 5
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and
symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Notice concerning current status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2 Overviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
General view, left side . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . 13
Multifunction switch, left . . . . 14
Multifunction switch,
right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Underneath seat . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . 18
3 Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multifunction display . . . . . . . .
Meaning of symbols . . . . . . . . .
Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ambient temperature. . . . . . . .
Tire inflation pressures . . . . . .
Oil level indicator . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service display . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning and indicator
lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
19
20
21
22
22
23
23
24
4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering and ignition
lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EWS Electronic immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multifunction display . . . . . . . .
Onboard computer . . . . . . . . . .
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard warning flashers . . . . .
Emergency ON/OFF
switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
41
25
26
42
43
44
48
50
50
52
53
53
Heated handlebar grips . . . . .
Seat heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driver's seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wind deflection wing . . . . . . . .
Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storage compartments . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ESA Electronic Suspension
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Central locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anti-theft alarm system
(DWA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
54
54
56
57
58
59
60
61
63
63
64
64
64
65
66
67
71
75
5 Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . .
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Breaking in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking your motorcycle . . . .
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fastening motorcycle for
transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6 Technology in
detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake system with
BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine management with
BMW Motorrad DTC . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressure Control TPC/
RDC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ESA II Electronic Suspension
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
77
78
79
80
82
83
84
85
86
89
90
91
94
95
96
7 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
General instructions . . . . . . . 100
Onboard power
sockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Navigation device . . . . . . . . . 101
Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Topcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
8 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .
General instructions . . . . . . .
Onboard tool kit . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheel rims and tires . . . . . .
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front wheel stand . . . . . . . . .
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
111
112
112
112
114
118
119
119
120
126
128
128
132
135
9 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washing your vehicle . . . . . .
Cleaning sensitive vehicle
parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storing motorcycle . . . . . . . .
Protective wax coating . . . .
Returning motorcycle to
use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
137
138
138
10 Technical data . . . . . .
Troubleshooting chart . . . . .
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . .
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . .
Suspension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical system . . . . . . . . . .
Anti-theft alarm system . . .
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
141
142
143
144
145
145
146
146
147
147
148
149
150
152
153
138
139
140
140
140
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Performance data . . . . . . . . . 154
11 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reporting safety
defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad Service . . .
BMW Motorrad Mobility
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of service . . . .
155
156
157
157
157
159
164
12 Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
RDC certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
13 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
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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1
General instructions
6
z
Overview
Chapter 2 of this Rider's Manual will provide you with an initial
overview of your motorcycle. All
maintenance and repair work carried out on your motorcycle 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 product 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
BMW Motorrad optional
extras are already completely installed during
motorcycle production.
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.
DTC Dynamic Traction Control.
ESA
Technical data.
Anti-Lock Brake System.
Electronic suspension
adjustment.
TPC/ Tire Pressure Control
RDC (TPC).
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 separate operating 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 consistent, ongoing development efforts embracing their design, equipment
and accessories. For this reason, aspects of your motorcycle
may vary from the descriptions
in this Operating instructions. In
addition, BMW Motorrad cannot guarantee the total absence
of errors. We hope you will appreciate that no claims can be
recognized based on the data, il-
lustrations or descriptions in this
manual.
1
7
General instructions
Equipment
z
General instructions
1
8
z
Overviews
General view, left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2
9
Multifunction switch, right . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Underneath seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Overviews
Multifunction switch, left . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
z
Overviews
2
10
z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Clutch fluid reservoir
( 119)
Fuel filler opening ( 85)
Seat lock ( 58)
Rear seat heating control
(on rear seat) ( 55)
Payload table
Tire inflation pressure table
Adjusting spring preload
( 65)
Damping adjustment
( 65)
Storage compartment
( 63)
Wind deflection wing
( 60)
2
11
Overviews
General view, left side
z
Overviews
2
12
z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Vehicle Identification Number (above engine oil filler
neck)
Onboard power socket
( 100)
Brake-fluid reservoir, front
( 116)
Coolant level indicator (behind side panel) ( 118)
Type plate (on front suspension)
Wind deflection wing
( 60)
Engine oil fill location and
oil dipstick ( 112)
Brake-fluid reservoir, rear
( 117)
2
13
Overviews
General view, right side
z
2
Multifunction switch,
left
14
1
Overviews
2
z
3
4
5
6
7
Headlight high beam and
flasher ( 50)
with additional LED
headlight OE
with LED auxiliary headlight OA
Operating auxiliary headlights ( 51)
Cruise control ( 61)
Hazard warning flashers
( 53)
Windshield ( 59)
Turn indicators ( 52)
Horn
9
Multi-Controller and MENU
button
Operating the multifunction
display ( 44)
with Dynamic Traction
Control (DTC) OE
Using DTC ( 56)
with Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) OE
ESA control ( 66)
with US audio system
with navigation preparation OE
Operation of the audio system (see the appropriate
instructions for use)
Selecting favorite menu
( 47).
2
15
Overviews
8
z
2
Multifunction switch,
right
16
1
Overviews
2
z
3
4
with central locking OE
Operation of the central
locking system ( 67)
Selection of the ride mode
( 57)
Emergency ON/OFF
switch ( 53)
Starting the engine
( 80)
1
2
3
4
5
Rider's Manual (US Model)
Fuses ( 135)
Battery ( 132)
Standard tool kit ( 112)
Seat-height adjustment
( 59)
2
17
Overviews
Underneath seat
z
2
18
Instrument cluster
1
2
Overviews
3
z
4
5
6
7
8
Speedometer
- with preparation for navigation device (OE)
Release for navigation slot
Warning and indicator
lamps ( 25)
with preparation for navigation device OE
with navigation system OA
Navigation device ( 101)
Photocell (for brightness
adjustment of instrument
lighting)
Tachometer
Control for tripmeters
( 50)
Multifunction display
( 20)
The brightness of the warning lights and telltale lights,
the display and the instrument
needle and gauge lighting is
adapted automatically to suit ambient brightness.
Displays
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Meaning of symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
3
19
Ambient temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Tire inflation pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Oil level indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Service display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Warning and indicator lamps . . . . . . . . 25
Warning lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Displays
Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
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Displays
20
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Multifunction display
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Riding mode ( 57)
Coolant temperature
Area for warnings ( 26)
Menu area ( 44)
with US audio system
with navigation preparation OE
Area for messages relating
to the audio system
Onboard computer display
area ( 48)
with Tire Pressure Control (TPC/RDC) OE
RDC readings
Status indicators for seat
heating ( 54)
Status indicators for handlebar grip heating ( 54)
with Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) OE
ESA settings
Trip distance ( 50)
Total distance covered
Clock ( 47)
Meaning of symbols
Ambient temperature
( 22)
Tire inflation pressures
( 23)
Stopwatch (
Meanings of the symbols at position 1:
(
Average consumption
1 and 2 since last reset
49)
Range with fuel now on
board ( 22)
Average speed since last
reset ( 49)
49)
Travel times (
49)
Date (display mode depends on the time format
selected) ( 47)
Oil level (
23)
3
21
Displays
10 Fuel level
11 Gear indicator, "N" is
shown for Neutral
z
with Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) OE
3
Displays
22
z
2 Rear-seat heating ON
3 Heated handlebar grips
switched on
4 Front-seat heating ON
5 Damping
6 Vehicle load
Range
The range indicates the
travel distance available
with the remaining fuel. The average consumption employed
to calculate the remaining travel
range does not appear in the display and may vary from the indicated average consumption.
You must put at least five liters of
fuel into the fuel tank for the new
level to be registered correctly.
If the sensor cannot register the
new level the range display cannot be updated.
If the motorcycle is standing on
its side stand, the motorcycle's
inclined position will prevent the
fuel level from being registered
accurately. For this reason travel
range is only calculated with the
side stand retracted.
The determined range is
an approximate reading.
BMW Motorrad therefore recommends that you do not try to use
the full range before refueling.
Ambient temperature
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
-- as
If the ambient temperature
drops below 37 °F (3 °C),
this warning of possible icingup appears. The display automatically switches from any other
mode to the temperature reading when the temperature drops
below this threshold for the first
time.
Tire inflation pressures
with Tire Pressure Control
(TPC/RDC) OE
If the pressure in a tire drops to
a critical level the corresponding
status indicator shows red.
3
23
The tire warning symbol
also appears on the display.
The general warning lamp
flashes red.
The displayed tire inflation pressures refer to a tire temperature
of 68 °F (20 °C). The figure on
the left side 1 indicates the front
tire's inflation pressure, while
the figure on the right 2 shows
the inflation pressure in the rear
tire. Immediately after switching on the ignition, "-- --" is
displayed, as the transfer of the
inflation pressure values does not
begin until a speed of 19 mph
(30 km/h) is exceeded for the first
time.
Additional information on the
BMW Motorrad Tire Pressure
Monitor is provided starting on
page ( 95).
Oil level indicator
The oil-level indicator gives
you an indication of the engine oil level.
The conditions for the oil level
indicator are as follows:
Displays
by temporarily reverting to
the display reading.
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Displays
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Engine at operating temperature.
Engine idling for at least ten
seconds.
Side stand retracted.
Motorcycle is vertical.
If the service is overdue the
General warning light briefly
shows yellow and the service
symbol lights up continuously.
The readings mean:
OK:
Oil level correct.
CHECK!:
Check oil level during
next refueling stop.
– – –:
No measurement possible (above-mentioned conditions
not met).
Service display
If a service is due, for a
brief period after the preride check the service symbol
appears on the display and the
service-due date shows instead
of the odometer reading.
If the countdown to the next
service is less than one month,
service-due date 1 appears on
the display.
If the vehicle covers high annual mileages then shorter service intervals may be required.
If the countdown distance to
the early service is less than
621 mls (1000 km), countdown
distance 2 appears on the display.
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
was disconnected.
3
1
2
25
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
ABS warning lamp ( 34)
with Dynamic Traction
Control (DTC) OE
DTC warning lamp ( 35)
Telltale light of the left turn
indicators
Warning light for fuel down
to reserve ( 31)
Neutral indicator lamp
Headlight high beam indicator lamp
Telltale light of the right
turn indicators
Warning light for engine
electronics
with anti-theft alarm OE
Anti-theft alarm telltale light
( 71)
Displays
Warning and indicator
lamps
z
3
Displays
26
z
10
with additional LED
headlight OE
with LED auxiliary headlight OA
Telltale light for the auxiliary headlights ( 51)
11 Indicator light of cruisecontrol system ( 61)
12 Universal warning lamp,
appears together with
warnings in display panel
( 26)
Warning lamps
Display
Warnings are displayed with the
corresponding warning lamps.
Warnings for which there is no
dedicated warning light are indicated by 'General' warning light 1
showing in combination with a
warning symbol such as, for example, 2 appearing in the multifunction display. The universal
warning lamp shows red or yellow, depending on the urgency of
the warning.
Up to four warning symbols can
be displayed at any given time.
The universal warning lamp lights
up for the most urgent warning.
The possible warnings are listed
on the following pages.
3
Overview of warning indicators
Warning and indicator
Warning symbols in the Meaning
lamps
display
27
appears on the display
Electronic immobilizer is active (
Lights up
Fuel-level reading
turns yellow
Fuel down to reserve (
Lights up red
Temperature reading turns red
Coolant temperature too high (
Lights up
Engine fault (
Flashes
Severe engine fault (
Lights up red
31)
31)
31)
32)
32)
appears on the display
Engine-oil level too low (
32)
appears on the display
Battery charge current insufficient
( 32)
appears on the display
Onboard system voltage low (
33)
Displays
Lights up yellow
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Warning and indicator
lamps
28
Lights up yellow
appears on the display
Onboard system voltage critical (
Lights up yellow
appears on the display
Rear light failure (
Lights up yellow
appears on the display
Front light failure (
Lights up yellow
appears on the display
Light failure (
appears on the display
Outside temperature warning (
Displays
3
z
Warning symbols in the Meaning
display
33)
33)
34)
34)
Flashes
ABS self-diagnosis not completed
( 34)
Lights up
ABS error (
Flashes rapidly
DTC intervention (
35)
35)
34)
Warning symbols in the Meaning
display
3
Flashes slowly
DTC self-diagnosis not completed
( 35)
Lights up
DTC deactivated (
Lights up
DTC error (
Flashes red
29
35)
Displays
Warning and indicator
lamps
36)
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+ tire pressure in
red
Tire inflation pressure is outside approved range ( 36)
+ "--" or "---" is indicated
Transmission error (
Lights up yellow
+ "--" or "---" is indicated
Sensor defective or system fault (
Lights up yellow
appears on the display
Battery of tire-inflation pressure sensor
weak ( 37)
Lights up red
appears on the display
Light direction of the low-beam headlight
not known ( 38)
36)
37)
Warning and indicator
lamps
30
Flashes yellow
Displays
3
z
Lights up yellow
briefly shows yellow
Warning symbols in the Meaning
display
appears on the display
Beam-throw adjustment of the low-beam
headlight restricted ( 38)
appears on the display
Headlight aiming changed (
appears on the display
Anti-theft alarm battery low charge
( 38)
appears on the display
Anti-theft alarm battery drained (
appears on the display
Central locking locked (
appears on the display
Service overdue (
39)
39)
38)
39)
General warning light shows
yellow.
Key appears on the display.
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
Reserve-fuel symbol lights
up.
Fuel-level reading turns yellow.
Fuel shortage can lead to
engine misfires. This can
result in unexpected engine deactivation (accident hazard) and
damage to the catalytic converter.
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
Approx. 1.1 gal (Approx. 4 l)
Refueling procedure ( 85).
Coolant temperature too
high
General warning light shows
red.
The temperature reading turns
red.
Driving with an overheated
engine can result in engine
damage.
Be sure to observe the measures
listed below.
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 an authorized
workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
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Electronic immobilizer is
active
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Engine fault
The engine symbol lights
up.
Severe engine fault
The engine symbol flashes.
Possible cause:
The engine control unit has diagnosed a fault.
Possible cause:
The engine control unit has diagnosed a severe fault.
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.
An engine fault that can
lead to severe consequential damage has been detected.
Adapt your style of riding accordingly. Ride slowly, avoid accelerating and overtaking.
If possible, have the motorcycle
picked up.
If you continue to ride be prepared for unusual engine behavior (low power, poor throttle
response, abrupt stalling, etc.)
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
If you continue to ride be prepared for unusual engine behavior (low power, poor throttle
response, abrupt stalling, etc.)
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Engine-oil level too low
The oil can symbol is displayed.
Possible cause:
The electronic oil level sensor
has detected a low engine oil
level. Check the engine-oil level
with the dipstick the next time
you stop to refuel:
Checking engine oil level
( 112).
If oil level is too low:
Topping up engine oil ( 114).
Battery charge current
insufficient
General warning light shows
red.
The battery symbol is displayed.
A discharged battery leads
to the failure of various motorcycle systems, e.g. lighting,
The battery is not being charged.
If you continue driving, the vehicle electronics will discharge the
battery.
Possible cause:
Alternator or alternator drive defective.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Onboard system voltage
low
The split battery symbol
appears on the display.
Generator power is only just sufficient to supply all consumers
and charge the battery.
Possible cause:
Too many consumers switched
on. On-board system voltage
tends to drop particularly at low
engine rpm and when the engine
is idling.
When riding at low engine rpm
switch off consumers that are
not necessary for road safety
(e.g. heated body warmer or
auxiliary headlights).
Onboard system voltage
critical
General warning light shows
yellow.
The split battery symbol
appears on the display.
Generator power is no longer
sufficient to supply all consumers
and charge the battery. In order
to ensure that the engine can
be started and the motorcycle
ridden, the onboard electronics
switch off the electricity supply
to the onboard sockets and the
auxiliary headlights. In extreme
cases the seat heating and the
grip heating might also be shut
down.
Possible cause:
Too many consumers switched
on. On-board system voltage
tends to drop particularly at low
engine rpm and when the engine
is idling.
When riding at low engine rpm
switch off consumers that are
not necessary for road safety
(e.g. heated body warmer or
auxiliary headlights).
Rear light failure
General warning light shows
yellow.
Bulb symbol with arrow
pointing to the rear appears
on the display.
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engine or ABS. This can result in
dangerous driving situations.
Do not continue riding.
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Possible cause:
Rear light, brake light or rear
flashing turn indicator defective.
The LED tail light must be replaced.
Please contact a specialized
workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Front light failure
General warning light shows
yellow.
Bulb symbol with arrow
pointing to the front appears on the display.
Possible cause:
Low-beam headlight, high-beam
headlight, parking light or front
flashing turn indicator defective.
The low-beam headlight for one
of the LED turn indicators must
be replaced.
Please contact a specialized
workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Replace bulb for high-beam
headlight ( 128).
Light failure
General warning light shows
yellow.
Bulb symbol with two arrows appears on the display.
Possible cause:
A combination of light failures
has occurred.
Please contact a specialized
workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Outside temperature
warning
The ice crystal symbol is
displayed.
Possible cause:
The outside temperature measured at the vehicle is lower than
37 °F (3 °C).
The outside temperature
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, icy
conditions must especially be expected on bridges and in shady
road areas.
Think well ahead when driving.
ABS self-diagnosis not
completed
ABS warning light flashes.
Possible cause:
The self-diagnosis routine was
not completed; the ABS function is not available. The motorcycle must reach a speed of at
least 3.1 mph (5 km/h) before the
ABS error
ABS warning light lights up.
Possible cause:
The ABS control unit has detected an error. The ABS function is not available.
Continued driving is possible
while taking the failed ABS
function into account. Observe
additional information on situations which can lead to an ABS
error ( 93).
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
DTC intervention
with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
DTC warning light flashes
rapidly.
The DTC has detected instability at the rear wheel and has
reduced the torque. The warning light flashes longer than the
DTC 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.
DTC self-diagnosis not
completed
with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
DTC warning light flashes
slowly.
Possible cause:
The self-diagnosis was not completed; the DTC function is not
available. The engine must be
running and the motorcycle must
be moved at a speed of at least
3.1 mph (5 km/h) in order for
DTC self-diagnosis to complete.
Ride off slowly. It must be
noted that the DTC function
is not available until the selfdiagnosis has been completed.
DTC deactivated
with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
DTC warning light lights up.
Possible cause:
The DTC system has been deactivated by the driver.
Switch on DTC.
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ABS self-diagnosis routine can
be completed.
Ride off slowly. It must be
noted that the ABS function
is not available until the selfdiagnosis has been completed.
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DTC error
with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
Displays
DTC warning light lights up.
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Possible cause:
The DTC control unit has detected an error. The DTC function is not available.
It remains possible to continue
riding. It must be noted that
the DTC function is not available. Observe additional information on situations which can
lead to a DTC error ( 94).
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Tire inflation pressure is
outside approved range
with Tire Pressure Control
(TPC/RDC) OE
General warning light
flashes red.
+ the critical tire pressure
shows red.
Possible cause:
The measured tire inflation pressure is outside the approved tolerance range.
Check tire for damage and
suitability for continued use.
If it is still possible to drive with
tire:
A tire inflation pressure outside the permissible tolerance result in poorer handling of
the motorcycle.
Adapt your style of riding
accordingly.
Correct tire inflation pressure at
the next opportunity.
Before adjusting the tire inflation pressure, observe
the information on temperature
compensation and on inflation
pressure adjustment in the chapter "Technology in detail".
Have the tire checked for damage at an authorized service
facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad dealer.
If you are unsure about the tire's
suitability for continued riding:
Do not continue riding.
Contact roadside service.
Transmission error
with Tire Pressure Control
(TPC/RDC) OE
+ "--" or "-cated.
--" is indi-
Sensor defective or
system fault
with Tire Pressure Control
(TPC/RDC) OE
General warning light shows
yellow.
+ "--" or "-cated.
--" is indi-
Possible cause:
Wheels without installed RDC
sensors are mounted.
Retrofit wheel set with RDC
sensors.
Possible cause:
One or two TPC/RDC sensors
have failed.
Have fault eliminated at a specialist service facility, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Possible cause:
A system fault has occurred.
Have fault eliminated at a specialist service facility, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Battery of tire-inflation
pressure sensor weak
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(TPC/RDC) OE
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General warning light shows
yellow.
The RDC battery symbol
appears on the display.
This error message is only
displayed for a short time
following the pre-ride check.
Possible cause:
The battery for the tire inflation
pressure sensor is no longer
charged to full capacity. Operation of the tire inflation pressure
control is only ensured for a limited time.
Contact an authorized service
facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Displays
Possible cause:
There is a fault in the radio connection to the TPC/RDC sensors.
Possible causes are radio systems in the surrounding area,
which interfere with the connection between the TPC/RDC control unit and the sensors.
Watch the TPC/RDC display in
another environment. A continuous error is only present if
the general warning lamp also
lights up. In this case:
Have fault eliminated at a specialist service facility, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
dealer.
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Light direction of the low- Beam-throw adjustment
beam headlight not known of the low-beam headlight
General warning light shows restricted
red.
Displays
Headlight with question
mark appears on the dis-
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play.
Illumination of the road ahead
is no longer optimum; there is a
possibility of dazzling oncoming
traffic.
Possible cause:
Light direction and range of the
low-beam headlight are unknown,
adjustment is no longer possible.
If it is dark leave the motorcycle where it is or have it picked
up, if possible.
Have the defect corrected as
soon as possible by an authorized workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
General warning light
flashes yellow.
Headlight with zero appears
on the display.
Illumination of the road ahead is
no longer optimum.
Possible cause:
Only restricted adjustment of
light direction and range of the
low-beam headlight possible.
Have the defect rectified by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Headlight aiming changed
with adaptive headlight OE
appears on the display.
Cornering light control
for the low-beam headlight is
switched off.
Possible cause:
Headlight alignment has been
changed from the as-delivered
condition.
Adjusting for traffic driving on
right or driving on left ( 51).
Anti-theft alarm battery
low charge
with anti-theft alarm OE
The anti-theft alarm battery
symbol appears on the display.
This error message is only
displayed for a short time
following the pre-ride check.
Possible cause:
The anti-theft alarm battery no
longer has its full capacity. The
operation of the anti-theft alarm
system is only ensured for a limited time with the vehicle battery
disconnected.
Anti-theft alarm battery
drained
with anti-theft alarm OE
General warning light shows
yellow.
The anti-theft alarm battery
symbol appears on the display.
This error message is only
displayed for a short time
following the pre-ride check.
Possible cause:
The anti-theft alarm system battery is completely discharged.
Operation of the anti-theft alarm
system is no longer ensured
when the vehicle's battery is disconnected.
Contact an authorized service
facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad dealer.
an authorized BMW Motorrad
dealer.
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Central locking locked
with central locking OE
The locked symbol appears
on the display.
All locks in the central locking
system are locked.
Service overdue
appears on the display.
General warning light briefly
shows yellow after the preride check.
Possible cause:
A necessary service has not
been carried out.
Have servicing carried out as
quickly as possible by a specialist workshop, preferably
Displays
Contact an authorized service
facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad dealer.
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Steering and ignition lock . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Wind deflection wing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
EWS Electronic immobilizer . . . . . . . . . 43
Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Storage compartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Onboard computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Emergency ON/OFF switch . . . . . . . . . 53
ESA Electronic Suspension Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Heated handlebar grips . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Seat heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) . . . . 56
Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Driver's seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Central locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Anti-theft alarm system (DWA) . . . . . . 71
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
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Steering and ignition
lock
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Keys
Operation
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You are provided with 2 ignition
keys. Should you lose your keys,
refer to the information regarding the electronic immobilizer
(EWS) ( 43).
Steering and ignition lock, tank
filler cap lock, stowage compartment, seat lock and cases are all
operated with the same vehicle
key.
with topcase OA
A topcase with a lock for the
same vehicle key can be ordered
on request. Please contact an
authorized workshop for this purpose, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Lock handlebars
If the motorcycle is on the
side stand, the surface
of the ground will determine
whether it is better to turn the
handlebars to the left or right.
However, the motorcycle is more
stable on a level surface with the
handlebars turned to the left than
with the handlebars turned to the
right.
On level ground, always turn the
handlebars to the left to set the
steering lock.
Turn handlebars to full left or
right lock position.
Turn key to position 1 while
moving handlebars slightly.
Ignition, lights and all electrical
circuits switched off.
Handlebars locked.
Key can now be removed.
Turn key to position 1.
Parking lamps and all function
circuits switched on.
Engine can be started.
Pre-Ride Check in progress.
( 81)
ABS self-diagnosis in progress.
( 81)
with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
DTC self-diagnosis is performed. ( 82)
Switching off ignition
Turn key to position 1.
Light switched off.
Handlebars not locked.
Key can now be removed.
The windscreen automatically
moves to the bottom limit position.
EWS Electronic
immobilizer
The motorcycle's electronic circuitry monitors the data stored in
the key through a ring antenna
incorporated in the ignition lock.
The engine management system
does not enable engine starting
until the vehicle key has been
recognized as "authorized" for
your motorcycle.
A further 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 further vehicle keys
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 keys with you.
The engine can no longer be
started using a disabled vehicle
key; however, a disabled vehicle
key can be enabled again.
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Switching on ignition
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Replacement and spare keys are
only available through an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer. 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 vehicle keys.
Multifunction display
Selecting menu
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the number of menus depends
on the options fitted to the motorcycle.
You also have the option of
pressing button 3 for direct
access to a favorite menu of your
choice.
lected. The line representing the
menu you are currently viewing
is grayed to show you where you
are in the sequence of menus.
With the exception of the
Audio area, the Settings
menu can only be called with the
motorcycle at a standstill.
Selecting menu item
See the separate Quick
Reference Guide for an
overview of all menus.
Move the cursor within the menu
using the Multi-Controller 1.
Press button 2 to step through
the sequence of menus, starting
with the Info menu. Each time
you press button 2 you call up
the next menu in the sequence;
The type of menu shows at position 1; cursor 2 indicates the
current selection. Each line 3
indicates a menu that can be se-
Setting parameters
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An arrow 1 on the upper or lower
edge of the display indicates that
by turning the Multi-Controller
in the corresponding direction,
you can access additional menu
items. If the arrow 2 is shown on
the cursor, then you can call up a
submenu by pressing the MultiController to the right (different
meaning for average values and
list selection, see ( 45)).
Direct selection:
If you move the cursor to a menu
item that requires no other settings, your selection goes active
right away.
Resetting values:
You can reset average values
marked with an arrow 1 by longpressing the Multi-Controller to
the right.
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Selecting from a list:
A circle 2 beside each selectable
item means that the items are
part of a selection list. A circle
with a dot indicates the item that
is currently selected.
If you want to change the selection, move the cursor to another item in the list and press
the Multi-Controller to the right
to either activate or deactivate
the parameter you selected.
Setting numerical values:
If there are one or more numerical values between the arrows 3,
you can increase the values by
turning the Multi-Controller up
or reduce the values by turning
it down. By pressing the MultiController to the right or left, you
can change between the values.
Setting relative values:
A bar indicator enables you to
set a value in a range between
two limits. Turning the MultiController up increases or turning
it down decreases the value to
be set.
Exiting menu
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Arrow 3 appears when you are in
a submenu.
By pressing the MultiController 1 to the left, you jump
back to the next-higher menu; by
pressing the MENU button 2,
you jump back to the main
menu.
To hide the menus, press the
Multi-Controller 1 to the left in a
main menu.
Selecting favorite menu
Select the main menu of your
choice.
Hold down button 3.
The diamond appears to
the right of the menu designation.
The menu you have selected
will subsequently be called up
whenever you press button 3.
Adapting mode of
presentation
Switch on ignition.
Call up the Settings menu
and select User.
The settings you can choose are
as follows:
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Language:
Display language (German, English, Spanish, Italian, French, Dutch, Portuguese)
Time format 12 h / 24 h: Clock in 12hour format (12 h) or in 24hour format (24 h)
Time format Date format: Date in
day . month . year format
(dd . mm . yy) or in
month / day / year format
(mm / dd / yy)
Time format GPS time: Accept GPS time
and GPS date from the built-in
navigation system (On), (Off)
Brightness: Brightness
of the display and the instruments
Start logo: Show start
logo after the ignition is
switched on (On), (Off)
Background: Indicator on
the display when the radio is
switched off: Empty: No indicator, Logo: 6 cylinder logo,
Speedo: Digital speed indicator
Fact. settings: Restore factory defaults (when
Reset! appears on the display, press the Multi-Controller
to the right and hold it in this
position)
Using the Multi-Controller,
make the desired adjustments.
Onboard computer
Selecting display readings
Call up the Info menu and
select the item of information
of your choice.
The following items of information can be displayed in panel 3:
ØConsump.1: Average
consumption 1
ØConsump.2: Average
consumption 2
Range: Range with fuel remaining in fuel tank
ØSpeed: Average speed
Temperature: Ambient
temperature
Tire pressure: Tire
pressures
Stopwatch: Stopwatch
Travel times: Travel
times
Date: Current date
Oil level: Engine-oil level
Off: No reading
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Call up the Info menu and
select the average value you
want to reset.
Push the Multi-Controller to
the right and hold it in this position until the average value is
reset.
Operating stopwatch
Call up the Info menu and
select Stopwatch.
With the stopwatch stopped,
push the Multi-Controller 1 to
the right to start the stopwatch.
The stopwatch continues timing even if you select some
other reading or switch off the
ignition.
With the stopwatch running,
push Multi-Controller 1 to the
right to stop the stopwatch.
Push Multi-Controller 1 to the
right and hold it in this position
to reset the stopwatch.
Measuring travel times
Call up the Info menu and
select Travel times.
Push the Multi-Controller 1 to
the right and hold it in this position to reset the travel time.
Timing continues even if you
select some other reading or
switch off the ignition.
Time during which the motorcycle was on the move
since the last reset.
Time during which the motorcycle was at a standstill
since the last reset.
Operation
Resetting average data
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Odometer
Select odometer
Switch on ignition.
Resetting tripmeter
Switch on ignition.
Select desired trip odometer.
The parking lights are a
strain on the battery. Do
not leave the ignition switched
on longer than absolutely
necessary.
Headlight low beam
Operation
The headlights automatically
come on in their low-beam mode
as soon as you start the engine.
Headlight high beam and
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Press button 1 to select
odometer 2 of your choice.
The following counters can be
displayed:
Tripmeter 1 (Trip 1)
Tripmeter 2 (Trip 2)
Automatic trip meter (Trip A,
resets automatically eight hours
after ignition OFF).
Press and hold down button 1
until the odometer reading is
reset.
Lights
Parking lights
The parking lights come on automatically when the ignition is
switched on.
Press switch 1 toward front to
switch on high beams.
Pull switch 1 rearward to operate headlight flasher.
Parking light
Switch off ignition.
Adjusting for traffic
driving on right or driving
on left
with adaptive headlight OE
Switch on ignition.
Call up the Settings
menu and select Vehicle Headlight.
drives on the left-hand side of
the road.
Select the appropriate setting.
appears on the display.
The cornering light function is
not active for as long as the
setting is changed.
Headlight range
The xenon headlight has continuous beam throw control that
keeps beam throw constant regardless of how the motorcycle
is ridden and the load it carries.
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.
Operating additional LED
headlight
R-hand traffic:
for
countries in which the traffic
drives on the right-hand side of
the road.
L-hand traffic: for
countries in which the traffic
with additional LED
headlight OE
with LED auxiliary headlight OA
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Operation
The high-beam headlight
can also be switched on
when the engine is not running.
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Switch on ignition.
Call up the Settings
menu and select Vehicle Ground light.
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with ground
lighting OA
Turn indicators
Operating turn indicator
Press button 1 to switch on
the additional LED headlights.
The telltale light shows.
If this warning symbol appears it tells you that the
on-board system voltage is low.
If applicable, the auxiliary headlights might have been temporarily switched off.
Press button 1 again to switch
off the additional LED headlights.
with central locking OE
If the function is switched off
as described above, the ground
lighting switches on nonetheless when you unlock the central locking system.
Switch on ignition.
After driving for approx.
10 seconds or after covering a distance of approx. 980 ft
(300 m), the turn indicators are
automatically switched off.
On:
Ground lighting comes
on for a brief period after the
ignition is switched off.
Off: Ground lighting does not
come on after the ignition is
switched off.
Press button 1 toward left to
switch on left-hand turn indicator.
Press button 1 toward right
to switch on right-hand turn
indicator.
Press button 1 into center position to switch off turn indicators.
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.
Emergency ON/OFF
switch
Operating hazard warning
flashers
Press button 1 to switch on
hazard warning flashers.
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Hazard warning
flashers
Switch on ignition.
Ignition can be switched off.
To switch off the hazard warning
flashers:
Switch on the ignition and
press button 1.
Operation
The hazard warning flashers place a strain on the
battery. Do not use the hazard
warning flashers for longer than
absolutely necessary.
Emergency ON/OFF
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.
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The engine can be switched
off easily and quickly using the
emergency ON/OFF switch.
The heated grips option
can only be activated when
the engine is running.
Call up the
menu.
Handle heat.
Operation
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Symbol 1 appears on the display,
indicating that the heated handlebar grips are ON.
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Engine switched off
Operating position
Heated handlebar grips
Operate the heated
handlebar grips
Start engine.
The grips have five-stage heating. Stage five is for heating the
grips quickly: it is advisable to
switch back to a lower stage as
soon as the grips are warm.
Select the heating stage you
want.
If this warning symbol appears it tells you that the
on-board system voltage is low.
If applicable, the handlebar grip
heating might have been temporarily switched off.
Seat heating
Driver's seat heater
Start engine.
Seat heating can be activated only when the engine
is running.
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Seat heating
Symbol 1 appears on the display,
indicating that the seat heating is
ON.
The front seat has five-stage
heating. Stage five is for heating
the seat quickly: it is advisable to
switch back to a lower stage as
soon as the seat is warm.
Select the heating stage you
want.
Select desired heating level
with switch 1.
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If this warning symbol appears it tells you that the
on-board system voltage is low.
If applicable, the seat heating
might have been temporarily
switched off.
Passenger seat heater
Start engine.
Seat heating can be activated only when the engine
is running.
Operation
Call up the
menu.
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The passenger seat can be
heated at two levels. The second
level is used for fast heat-up of
the seat; then the switch should
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be switched back to the first
level.
2 Switch in middle position:
Heating off.
3 Switch in one-dot position:
50 % heating output.
4 Switch in two-dot position:
100 % heating output.
might have been temporarily
switched off.
Dynamic Traction
Control (DTC)
with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
Switching DTC off and on
Switch on ignition.
Call up the Settings menu
and select DTC.
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This menu cannot be called
up while the motorcycle is
on the move.
Symbol 1 appears on the display,
indicating that the rear seat heating is ON.
If this warning symbol appears it tells you that the
on-board system voltage is low.
If applicable, the seat heating
Select Off (once) to
switch DTC off once, in other
words until the ignition is next
switched on.
The DTC warning light
shows to indicate that DTC
has been switched off.
Select On to switch on DTC.
Alternatively: Switch the ignition off and then on.
DTC warning light goes
out; if self-diagnosis has not
completed the DTC warning light
starts flashing.
Setting driving mode
Switch on ignition.
Press button 1.
Details on the selectable
driving modes are provided
in the chapter "Technology in
Detail".
The current setting is shown at
position 2; each time the button
is pressed one of the possible
riding modes is shown at position 3.
Repeatedly press the button
until the reading shows the riding mode you want.
With the motorcycle at a standstill, the mode you select is
activated after a brief delay.
The new driving mode is activated while driving under the
following conditions:
Brake not actuated
Throttle turned all the way
back
Clutch actuated
Once the new riding mode has
been activated, the selection
display disappears.
The mode selected in this way
is retained with the enginecharacteristic and DTC adaptation settings even after the
ignition has been switched off.
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Operation
Riding mode
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Driver's seat
Installing driver's seat
Remove rider's seat
Operation
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Use the ignition key to unlock
seat lock 1 and lift the rear of
the front seat.
Disconnect plug 2 of the seat
heating and remove the front
seat.
Lay the seat on the cover side
on a clean surface.
Connect plug 2 of the seat
heating.
Position the front seat with
mounts 3 in rubber buffers 4
on left and right.
Lower the rear of the front seat
and engage the seat in the
latching mechanism.
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Adjusting front-seat
height
58).
Turn the adjusting plate to
position A for the lower seat
height.
Turn the adjusting plate to
position B for the higher seat
height.
Insert the adjusting plate in the
desired position into mounts 3
and then push it into latch 1.
Installing driver's seat ( 58).
Windshield
Adjusting windshield
Pull latch 1 to the rear and remove adjusting plate 2.
Switch on ignition.
When you pull away the windscreen automatically returns to
the position it was in before the
ignition was switched off.
Operation
Remove rider's seat (
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Press button 1 at top to raise
windshield.
Press button 1 at bottom to
lower windshield.
Switch off ignition.
The windscreen automatically
moves to the bottom limit position.
If the windscreen encounters
resistance before it reaches
its limit position the pressuresensitive finger guard system
goes active. The windscreen
is stopped and raised slightly.
After a delay of a few seconds
the windscreen again attempts
to move to the bottom limit
position.
There is no guarantee that the
pressure-sensitive finger guard
system will function correctly if a
windscreen that does not have
BMW approval is installed.
Under these circumstances:
Before switching off the ignition always check that there is
nothing to obstruct movement
of the windscreen.
Wind deflection wing
Adjusting slipstream
deflectors
Attempting to adjust the
slipstream deflectors while
the motorcycle is being ridden
can lead to accidents.
Do not attempt to adjust the slipstream deflectors unless the motorcycle is at a standstill.
Turn slipstream deflector 1 in
or out to adjust the airflow for
the rider. In this process, note
the outer limit stop.
Setting road speed
Acceleration
Switching on cruise
control
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Briefly press button 2 forward.
Push switch 1 to right.
Button 2 is operational.
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The cruise control can
be set within a speed
range from 19 mph (30 km/h) to
136 mph (220 km/h).
Indicator light for cruisecontrol system lights up.
The motorcycle maintains your
current cruising speed and the
setting is saved.
Briefly press button 2 forward.
Speed is increased by 0.6 mph
(1 km/h) each time button is
pressed.
Press button 2 forward and
hold.
The motorcycle accelerates
steplessly.
If the button 2 is no longer
pressed, the speed achieved
is maintained and saved.
Operation
Cruise control
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Decreasing speed
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yond back position) to deactivate cruise-control system.
Cruise control indicator lamp
goes out.
Operation
Resuming former cruising
speed
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Briefly press button 2 backward.
Speed is decreased by 0.6
mph (1 km/h) each time button is pressed.
Press button 2 back and hold.
The motorcycle decelerates
steplessly.
If the button 2 is no longer
pressed, the speed achieved
is maintained and saved.
Deactivate cruise control
Actuate brakes, clutch or throttle grip (take back throttle be-
Briefly push button 2 back to
return to the speed saved beforehand.
Opening the throttle does
not deactivate the cruisecontrol system. If you release the
throttle grip, the motorcycle will
decelerate only to the cruising
speed saved in memory, even
though you might have intended
slowing to a lower speed.
Indicator light for cruisecontrol system lights up.
Switching off cruise
control
Push switch 1 to left.
The system is deactivated.
Button 2 is locked.
Operating storage
compartment
Use the ignition key to open
or close lock 1 of the stowage
compartment.
To open the lid, push the unlocked lock barrel down.
with preparation for US audio
system and navigation device OE
The description applies by
analogy to the stowage compartment on the right side.
Temperatures inside the
stowage compartments can
be high, particularly in summer,
and it is important to remember that high temperatures might
damage objects stowed in the
compartments. This applies in
particular to electronic devices
such as mobile phones and MP3
players.
Refer to the operating instructions of your electronic devices
for possible usage restrictions.
In summer, do not place
heat-sensitive objects in the
stowage compartments.
Clutch
Adjusting clutch lever
Changing the position of
the clutch-fluid reservoir
can allow air to penetrate the
clutch system.
Do not turn the handlebar fitting
on the handlebar.
Adjusting the clutch lever
while driving can lead to
accidents.
Only adjust the clutch lever when
the motorcycle is stationary.
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Operation
Storage compartments
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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
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press the clutch lever forward
when doing so.
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Brakes
Mirrors
Adjusting mirrors
Operation
Adjusting handbrake lever
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Changing the position of
the brake-fluid reservoir can
allow air to penetrate the brake
system.
Do not turn the handlebar fitting
on the handlebar.
Adjusting the handbrake
lever while driving can lead
to accidents.
Only adjust the handbrake
lever when the motorcycle is
stationary.
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 applying light pressure
at edge.
Spring preload
Setting
It is essential to set the spring
preload to suit the load carried by
the motorcycle. Increase spring
preload when the vehicle is heavily loaded and reduce spring
preload accordingly when the
vehicle is lightly loaded.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Your motorcycle's handling will suffer if you do
not match the spring-preload and
damping-characteristic settings.
Adjust the damping characteristic
to suit the spring preload.
To increase spring preload,
turn adjustment wheel in direction of HIGH arrow.
To decrease spring preload,
turn adjustment wheel in direction of LOW arrow.
Adjusting the spring preload
while the motorcycle is being ridden can lead to accidents.
Adjust the spring preload
only when the motorcycle is
stationary.
Pull out adjustment wheel 1 for
better accessibility.
Basic setting of spring
preload, rear
without Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) OE
Knob turned as far as it will
go in the direction indicated
by the LOW arrow (Full tank
of gas, with rider 187 lbs
(85 kg))
Push the adjustment wheel
back in to its original position.
Damping
Setting
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.
Adjust damping on rear
wheel
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
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Operation
Adjusting spring preload
at rear wheel
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Basic setting of rear
wheel rear-wheel damping
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If you want a harder damping
characteristic, use the tool from
the onboard toolkit to turn adjusting screw 1 in the direction
indicated by the H arrow.
If you want a softer damping
characteristic, use the tool from
the onboard toolkit to turn adjusting screw 1 in the direction
indicated by the S arrow.
Basic setting of rear
wheel rear-wheel damping
without Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) OE
Turn the adjusting screw as
far as it will go in the direction indicated by the H arrow
and then turn it back one
and a half turns in the direction indicated by the S arrow
(Full tank of gas, with rider
187 lbs (85 kg))
the load variant and the damping
characteristic.
You have a choice of three load
variants with any of three damping characteristics selectable for
each one.
ESA Electronic
Suspension Adjustment
with Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) OE
Settings
You can use the ESA Electronic
Suspension Adjustment feature
to adapt your motorcycle to its
current load as well as the road
surface. This entails selecting
The current setting appears in
display field 1.
Additional information on the
ESA II Electronic Suspension
Adjustment is provided on page
( 96).
Start engine.
The damping can be adjusted while the motorcycle
is being ridden.
Call up the
cursor down to set the vehicle
load.
The load cannot be set
while the motorcycle is in
motion.
ESA menu.
Select the vehicle load variant
you want.
The suspension adjusts to suit
the new setting and the ESA
reading changes accordingly.
The symbols for vehicle load
and damping characteristic are
grayed while adjustment is in
progress.
Central locking
with central locking OE
Lock
The possible settings for the
damping characteristic appear
on the display.
Comfort: comfort mode
Normal: normal mode
Sport: sport mode
Select the damping characteristic you want or move the
The possible settings for vehicle
load appear on the display.
One-up
One-up with luggage
Two-up (with luggage)
Switch on the ignition and
press button 3.
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Adjusting the suspension
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Alternatively: Press button 1
on the remote control.
The stowage compartment
in the left side panel and the
cases are locked.
with preparation for US audio
system and navigation device OE
The stowage compartment in
the right side panel is locked.
with topcase OA
The topcase is locked.
These locks cannot subsequently be unlocked manually.
The locked symbol appears
on the display.
with anti-theft alarm OE
The functions of the remote
control for the anti-theft alarm
are described in the corresponding section.
Unlocking
Switch on the ignition and
press button 3.
Alternatively: Press button 2
on the remote control.
The stowage compartment
in the left side panel and the
cases are unlocked.
with preparation for US audio
system and navigation device OE
The stowage compartment
in the right side panel is
unlocked.
with topcase OA
The topcase is unlocked.
Once a lock has been locked
manually it subsequently has to
be unlocked manually as well.
with anti-theft alarm OE
The functions of the remote
control for the anti-theft alarm
are described in the corresponding section.
with ground lighting OA
If you use the remote control to unlock with the ignition
switched off, the ground lighting is switched on for a brief
period.
Emergency unlocking
If the central locking system refuses to unlock, you can open
the cases, topcase and stowage
compartments manually. The
procedure is as follows:
Removing case ( 105).
Opening case ( 104).
Switch on ignition.
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First turn the key in the topcase lock 45° past the LOCK
position, then turn it to the dot
position and press in the lock
barrel.
The release lever pops open.
Turn the key in the stowagecompartment lock 45° out past
the vertical position and press
in the lock barrel.
The stowage-compartment lid
pops open.
Logon of remote controls
If a remote control has been mislaid and a replacement acquired
or if you are going to use an additional remote control, you must
invariably log on all the remote
controls in the set.
Enable logon of the remote
controls as follows:
Press button 2 on the remote
control three times.
One acoustic signal sounds.
Within ten seconds, switch off
the ignition.
Press button 2 on the remote
control three times.
One acoustic signal sounds.
Within ten seconds, switch on
the ignition.
You can now proceed to log on
all the remote controls.
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Step through the following procedure with each remote control in turn:
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Press and hold down buttons 1
and 2 until LED 3 stops flashing.
LED 3 flashes for about ten
seconds.
Release buttons 1 and 2.
LED 3 is illuminated.
Press button 1 or button 2.
One acoustic signal sounds,
LED 3 goes out.
To complete logon:
Switch off ignition.
Three acoustic signals sound.
Logon is also ended when
four remote controls have been
logged on.
if you have logged on the first
remote control and then do not
press a button within approximately 30 seconds.
Switch on ignition.
Synchronize the remote
controls
Press and hold down buttons 1
and 2 until LED 3 stops flashing.
LED 3 flashes for about ten
seconds.
Release buttons 1 and 2.
LED 3 is illuminated.
Press button 1 or button 2.
LED 3 goes out.
If the central locking system
stops responding to the signals
from a remote control, the unit in
question has to be synchronized.
This can happen, for example, if
the buttons on the remote control were pressed too frequently
while the remote control was out
of range of the anti-theft alarm.
The procedure for synchronizing the remote controls is as
follows:
If you press a button on the remote control and the LED does
not show or lights up only briefly:
Replace the battery of the remote control.
Using batteries of the
wrong type or inserting
batteries with reversed polarity
can destroy the device.
Use a battery compliant with the
manufacturer's specifications.
When inserting the battery, make
sure that the polarity is correct.
Insert the new battery with the
positive terminal up.
Battery design and nominal voltage
Open lid of battery compartment 1.
Dispose of the old battery in
accordance with legal regulations. Do not dispose of the
battery in the household waste.
CR 1632 lithium
3V
The LED on the remote control
lights up; the remote control
has to be synchronized.
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Press button 1 twice.
LED 3 flashes for a few seconds.
The remote control is ready to
operate again.
Anti-theft alarm system
(DWA)
Activation without remote
control
with anti-theft alarm OE
If applicable, switch on automatic activation of the anti-theft
alarm after ignition OFF.
Operation
Replacing battery of
remote control
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Customizing anti-theft alarm
settings ( 74).
Switch off ignition.
Activation takes 30 seconds to
complete.
Turn indicators are illuminated
twice.
Confirmation tone sounds
twice (if programmed).
Anti-theft alarm system is activated.
To deactivate the motion sensor (for example if you are
about to transport the motorcycle on a train and the swaying
movement of the moving train
could trip the alarm), call up
the Settings menu before
switching off the ignition.
Select Vehicle Alarm syst. - Sensor.
Activation with remote
control
with anti-theft alarm OE
with central locking OE
Switch off ignition.
Select Off (once) to
switch off the motion sensor
this once.
Switch off ignition.
Activation takes 30 seconds to
complete.
Turn indicators are illuminated
three times.
Confirmation tone sounds three
times (if programmed).
The anti-theft alarm is active,
the motion sensor is deactivated.
Press button 1 on the remote
control twice.
See also the other functions of the remote control
for the central locking system.
Activation takes 30 seconds to
complete.
Turn indicators are illuminated
twice.
Confirmation tone sounds three
times (if programmed).
Motion sensor is deactivated.
Alarm
with anti-theft alarm OE
To deactivate the motion sensor (for example if you are
about to transport the motorcycle on a train and the swaying movement of the moving
train could trip the alarm), press
button 1 on the remote control again during the activation
phase.
Turn indicators are illuminated
three times.
The alarm can be triggered by
the motion sensor
an attempt to use an unauthorized key to switch on the
ignition
disconnecting the alarm system
from the motorcycle battery
(alarm system battery takes
over the power supply - alarm
sound only, no illumination of
the turn indicators).
All functions are sustained even if
the internal battery of the antitheft alarm system is flat; the
only difference is that an alarm
cannot be triggered if the system
is disconnected from the motorcycle's battery.
An alarm lasts for approximately
26 seconds. During the alarm,
an alarm tone sounds and
the turn indicators flash. The
type of alarm sound can be
programmed.
with central locking OE
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Operation
Confirmation tone sounds
twice (if programmed).
Anti-theft alarm system is activated.
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You can cancel an alarm at any
time without deactivating the
anti-theft alarm by pressing button 2 on the remote control.
If an alarm was triggered while
the motorcycle was unattended,
the rider is notified accordingly
by an alarm tone sounding once
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when the ignition is switched on.
The anti-theft alarm system indicator lamp then signals the reason for the alarm for one minute.
The meanings of the flash codes
are as follows:
Flashes 1x: Motion sensor 1
Flashes 2x: Motion sensor 2
Flashes 3x: Ignition switched
on with unauthorized key
Flashes 4x: Alarm system is
disconnected from the motorcycle battery
Flashes 5x: Motion sensor 3
Deactivation without
remote control
with anti-theft alarm OE
Safety cutout switch in operating position (run).
Switch on ignition.
Turn signals are illuminated
once.
Confirmation tone sounds once
(if programmed).
Anti-theft alarm is deactivated.
Deactivation with remote
control
with anti-theft alarm OE
with central locking OE
the alarm function automatically
becomes active again after 30
seconds when "Activation after
ignition off" is programmed.
Turn signals are illuminated
once.
Confirmation tone sounds once
(if programmed).
Anti-theft alarm is deactivated.
Customizing anti-theft
alarm settings
with anti-theft alarm OE
Press button 2 on the remote
control once.
See also the other functions of the remote control
for the central locking system.
If the alarm function is deactivated with the remote
control, and if the ignition is not
switched on subsequently, then
Call up the Settings
menu and select Vehicle Alarm syst..
The following settings are available:
Automatic - On: Antitheft alarm system is activated
automatically when the ignition
is switched off.
Automatic - Off: Antitheft alarm system has to be
activated with the remote
control when the ignition is
switched off.
Alarm tone: Type of alarm
tone.
Operat. tone - On:
Turn indicators flash and one
tone sounds as confirmation
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.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Check tire pressures against
data below.
Tire pressure, front
42.1 psi (2.9 bar) (With tire
cold)
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Tire pressure, rear
42.1 psi (2.9 bar) (With tire
cold)
If tire pressure is too low:
Correct tire pressure.
Operation
when the alarm is switched on
or off.
Operat. tone - Off:
Turn indicators flash as only
confirmation when anti-theft
alarm is switched on or off.
Make the desired adjustment
using the Multi-Controller.
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Riding
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
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Breaking in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Parking your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Fastening motorcycle for transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Riding
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
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Safety instructions
78
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.
Correct loading
Overloading and imbalanced loads can adversely
affect the motorcycle's handling.
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.
Make sure that weight is uniformly distributed between
right and left.
Pack heavy luggage and cargo
as low and as close to the center of the motorcycle as possible.
Observe maximum payload and
top speed as indicated on label
in case.
with topcase OA
Observe maximum payload and
top speed as indicated on label
in topcase.
with tank bag OA
Observe maximum payload of
tank bag and corresponding
top speed.
Payload of tank bag
≤11 lbs (≤5 kg)
Speed limit for driving
with tank bag
≤99 mph (≤160 km/h)
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.
Catalytic converter
Exhaust fumes contain carbon
monoxide, which is colorless and
odorless but highly toxic.
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.
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.
Risk of burn injury
Engine and exhaust system
become very hot when the
vehicle is in use. There is a risk
of burn injuries by contact with
hot surfaces.
After parking the motorcycle,
make sure that nobody comes
into contact with the engine and
exhaust system.
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.
Manipulation
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.
Checklist
Use the following checklist to
check important functions, settings and wear limits before you
ride off:
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Brakes
Front and rear brake fluid levels
Clutch function
Clutch fluid level
Shock absorber setting and
spring preload
Tread depth and tire inflation
pressure
Firm seating of cases and luggage
At regular intervals:
Engine oil level (every time you
refuel).
Brake pad wear (during every
third stop for refueling).
Starting
Starting the engine
Switch on ignition.
Pre-Ride Check in progress.
( 81)
ABS self-diagnosis in progress.
( 81)
with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
DTC self-diagnosis is performed. ( 82)
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.
Consult the troubleshooting
chart if the engine refuses to
start. ( 142)
The instrument cluster runs a
test of the 'General' warning light
when the ignition is switched on:
this is the "Pre-Ride-Check".
The test is aborted if you start
the engine before it completes.
Phase 1
General warning light shows
red.
CHECK! is indicated.
Phase 2
General warning light shows
yellow.
CHECK! is indicated.
The SET light comes on.
If the 'General' warning light does
not show:
Some malfunctions cannot
be indicated if the 'General' warning light cannot be displayed.
Check that the 'General' warning
light comes on, and that it shows
red and yellow.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
ABS self-diagnosis
The self-diagnosis routine
is determining whether the
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS is
ready for operation. The selfdiagnosis routine launches
automatically when you switch on
the ignition.
Phase 1
Check on system components
monitored by diagnostic system while vehicle is parked.
ABS warning light flashes.
Phase 2
Checking wheel sensors while
starting off. The motorcycle
must reach a speed of at least
3 mph (5 km/h) before the ABS
self-diagnosis routine can be
completed.
ABS warning light 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. Bear in mind that
neither the ABS function nor
the integral braking function is
available.
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Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
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with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
The readiness for operation
of the BMW Motorrad DTC is
checked by the self-diagnosis.
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.
DTC warning light flashes
slowly.
Phase 2
Checking the diagnosable
system components while
driving. The engine must be
running and the motorcycle
must reach a speed of at
least 3 mph (5 km/h) in order
for DTC self-diagnosis to
complete.
DTC warning light flashes
slowly.
DTC self-diagnosis
completed
The DTC symbol is no longer
displayed.
If a DTC error is indicated after
the DTC self-diagnosis is completed:
It remains possible to continue
riding. It must be noted that
the DTC function is not available.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an au-
thorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Breaking in
Engine
While running in the motorcycle, vary the throttle opening
and engine-speed range frequently; avoid driving for long
periods at a constant speed.
Try to do most of your riding during this initial period on
twisting, fairly hilly roads, avoiding highways if possible.
Observe the engine run-in
speeds.
Engine run-in speed
<5000 min-1 (Odometer
reading 0...186 miles
(0...300 km))
<6000 min-1 (Odometer
reading 186...621 miles
(300...1000 km))
no full throttle (Odometer reading 0...621 miles
(0...1000 km))
Have first run-in check conducted after 300 - 750 mls
(500 - 1,200 km).
Brake pads
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.
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 do not provide
full tire traction. Accident
hazards exist in particular on wet
roads and at extreme angles.
Always think well ahead and
avoid extreme angles.
Brakes
How do you achieve
the shortest stopping
distances?
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 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.
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS prevents the front wheel from locking.
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passes
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There is a danger of the
brakes fading if you use
only the rear brakes when
descending mountain passes.
Under extreme conditions, the
brakes could overheat and suffer
severe damage.
The BMW integrated braking
function ensures that the rear
wheel brake is also applied when
the handbrake lever is actuated,
thus providing protection against
overheating. Simply apply the
front wheel brake and use the
engine brake.
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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.
On a grade, the motorcycle
should always face uphill; select 1st gear.
Center 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
Excessive movements
could result in the center
stand retracting, and the vehicle
could 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 specifications
For optimal fuel economy, the
gasoline should be sulfur-free or
very low in sulfur content.
Leaded fuel will destroy the
catalytic converter.
Do not refuel with leaded gasoline or gasoline with metallic
additives, e. g. manganese or
Iron.
Ethanol E85 might damage
the engine and fuel supply
system.
Do not refuel with E85, i.e. fuel
with an ethanol content of 85 %,
or with Flex Fuel.
Fuels with a maximum ethanol
content of 10 %, i. e., E10,
may be used for refueling.
Fuel attacks plastic surfaces, making them cloudy
or unattractive.
Immediately wipe off plastic parts
after contact with fuel.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Open protective cap.
Super unleaded, (max. 10 %
ethanol, E10)
89 AKI (95 ROZ/RON)
89 AKI
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.
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Refueling procedure
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under the stand is level and
firm.
Unlock cap of fuel tank with
ignition key and fold up.
fuel warning lamp will not be
switched off.
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Usable fuel quantity
Approx. 7 gal (Approx.
26.5 l)
Reserve fuel quantity
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.
Refuel with a fuel meeting the
specifications below, continuing until fuel is no higher than
lower edge of filler neck.
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
Approx. 1.1 gal (Approx. 4 l)
Press fuel tank cap down firmly
to close.
Remove vehicle key and close
protective cap.
Fastening motorcycle
for transport
Protect all components along
which straps are routed against
scratching. For example, use
adhesive tape or soft cloths.
The motorcycle can tip
away to the side and fall
over.
Secure motorcycle against tipping away to the side, preferably with the help of a second
person.
Push motorcycle onto transport
surface, and do not place on
side stand or center stand.
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The ball joint and the brake
lines can suffer damage.
Take care not to damage
components.
Pass the straps on left and
right through the suspension
and strap the motorcycle down.
Fasten straps at rear on both
sides on rear frame and tension.
Do not pull the straps over the
footrests.
Uniformly tighten all the straps.
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Brake system with BMW Motorrad
Integral ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Engine management with
BMW Motorrad DTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Tire Pressure Control TPC/RDC . . . . 95
ESA II Electronic Suspension Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
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Three riding modes enable the
motorcycle's characteristics to
adapt to the prevailing weather
conditions, the road and traffic,
and the rider's style of riding:
RAIN
ROAD
DYNAMIC
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Selection
Each riding mode affects the
behavior of the motorcycle in
a different way. DTC can be
switched off in each mode; the
explanations below invariably refer to conditions with the system
switched ON. The last selected
riding mode is reactivated automatically after the ignition is
switched off and on again.
The following always applies:
The sportier the selected mode,
the more directly the engine output can be utilized. At the same
time, the level of rider assistance
that the DTC system offers decreases accordingly.
Therefore, consider the following when selecting the riding
mode: The sportier the setting,
the more demanding the requirements for the driving skill of the
rider are!
RAIN
The engine output is only partially available. Power increase
when you open the throttle is
reserved, engine response is correspondingly soft.
The DTC system intervenes early
enough to prevent the rear wheel
from spinning. On road surfaces
with high to medium grip (dry
and wet asphalt to dry cobblestones) the motorcycle remains
very stable; movements of the
tail are clearly perceptible only on
slippery road surfaces (wet bitumen or wet cobblestones).
ROAD
In this mode the full engine
output is available. Power
increase when you open the
throttle is more direct than in
RAIN mode, the engine responds
more rapidly.
DTC system intervention is later
than in RAIN mode. On road surfaces with high to medium grip
(dry and wet asphalt to dry cobblestones) the motorcycle remains stable. Slight rear-wheel
drift is perceptible. Movements
of the tail are clearly perceptible
on slippery road surfaces (wet bitumen or wet cobblestones).
DYNAMIC
The DYNAMIC mode is the
sportiest mode.
Power increase and engine response are the same as in ROAD
mode. However, the driver's
request is implemented much
more directly.
Switchover
A mode change involving functions in the engine management
system and the DTC system is
possible only when drive torque
is not applied to the rear wheel.
To obtain this state,
the motorcycle must be
stopped with the ignition
switched on,
or
the throttle must be turned
back,
the clutch must be actuated.
First the desired driving mode
is preselected. The switchover
does not take place until the
affected systems are in the required state.
The selection menu does not
disappear in the display until the
driving mode has been switched
over.
Brake system with
BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS
Partially integral brake
Your motorcycle is equipped with
a partially integral brake configuration. Both front and rear brakes
are applied simultaneously when
you pull the handbrake lever.
The footbrake lever acts only on
the rear brake.
The BMW Motorrad Integral ABS
adapts the braking force distribution between the front and rear
wheel brake to the loading of the
motorcycle during braking.
Spinning of the rear wheel
with the front brake pulled
(burn out) is made impossible
by the integral function. The result may be damage to the rear
wheel brake and the clutch.
Avoid burn-outs.
How does ABS work?
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 transferrable
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
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DTC system intervention is even
later, which means that even on
dry asphalt drifting is possible
under sharp acceleration when
cornering.
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situation occurs, ABS intervenes
and adjusts the brake pressure
to the maximum transferrable
braking force. This enables the
wheels to continue to turn and
maintains driving stability regardless of the road surface condition.
What happens when
rough roads are
encountered?
Bumpy or rough roads can briefly
lead to a loss of contact between the tires and the road
surface, until the transferrable
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 Motorrad Integral
ABS 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.
How is the BMW Motorrad
Integral ABS noticeable to
the rider?
If the ABS system must reduce
the braking forces due to the
conditions described above, then
vibrations can be felt at the handbrake lever.
If the handbrake lever is pulled,
then braking pressure is built up
at the rear wheel with the integral
function. If the footbrake lever is
first actuated after this, the brake
pressure already built up can be
felt earlier than the counter-pressure, than when the footbrake
lever is actuated before or together with the handbrake lever.
Lifting off rear wheel
Even during severe braking, a
high level of tire grip can mean
that the front wheel does not
lock up until very late, if at all.
Consequently, ABS does not intervene until very late, if at all.
Under these circumstances the
rear wheel can lift off the ground,
and the outcome can be a highsiding situation in which the motorcycle can flip over.
Heavy braking can lead to
the rear wheel lifting off the
ground.
When braking, bear in mind
that the ABS control cannot
always be relied on to prevent
the rear wheel from lifting off the
ground.
The BMW Motorrad Integral ABS
ensures driving stability on any
surface within the limits of driving
physics. The system is not optimized for special requirements
resulting under extreme weather
conditions offroad or on the racetrack.
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 code is the
completed self-diagnosis.
In addition to problems on the
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS,
unusual driving conditions can
also lead to a fault code.
Unusual driving conditions:
Heating up on the main or auxiliary stand at idle or with gear
engaged.
Rear wheel locked by the engine brake for a lengthy period,
for example while descending
on a loose surface.
Should a fault code 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 Integral ABS
is in an optimally maintained
condition, it is vital that the
specified inspection intervals be
complied with.
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But remember: the potentially
shorter braking distances which
BMW Motorrad Integral 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.
Be careful in curves! When you
apply the brakes on a corner,
the motorcycle's weight and
momentum take over and even
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS is
unable to counteract their effects.
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What are the design
characteristics of the
BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS?
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DTC
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How does DTC work?
The BMW Motorrad DTC 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.
Even with DTC, the laws of
physics cannot be overridden. The driver is always responsible for adapting his/her driving
style.
Do not reduce the additional
safety provided with risky
driving.
What is the design
baseline for
BMW Motorrad DTC?
BMW Motorrad DTC is designed
as an assistant system for the
rider and for use on public roads.
The extent to which the rider affects DTC control can be considerable (weight shifts when cornering, items of luggage loose on
the motorcycle), especially when
style of riding takes rider and machine close to the limits imposed
by physics.
The system is not optimized for
special requirements resulting
under extreme weather conditions offroad or on the racetrack.
You have the option of deactivating the BMW Motorrad DTC
system for these circumstances.
Even with DTC, the laws of
physics cannot be overridden. The driver is always respon-
sible for adapting his/her driving
style.
Do not reduce the additional
safety provided with risky
driving.
Special situations
As lean angles increase, acceleration potential is also progressively restricted by the laws of
physics. This can result in reduced 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 and the
angle is considered, for example.
If these values are detected to
be implausible for a long period,
a replacement value is used for
the angle and the DTC function
is deactivated. In these cases,
a DTC error is displayed. The
If the front wheel loses contact
to the ground during extreme
acceleration, the DTC 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.
On a slippery surface, the throttle grip should never be suddenly
turned back completely without
pulling the clutch at the same
time. The engine braking torque
can cause the rear wheel to slip,
resulting in an unstable driving
state. This case cannot be controlled by the BMW Motorrad
DTC.
Tire Pressure Control
TPC/RDC
with Tire Pressure Control
(TPC/RDC) OE
Function
A sensor is located in each tire,
which measures the air temperature and the inflation pressure
inside the tire and sends these
values to the control unit.
The sensors are equipped with
a switch, which does not enable
the transmission of the measured
values until a speed of approx.
19 mph (30 km/h) is reached.
The display shows "--" for each
tire until the tire-pressure signal is received for the first time.
The sensors continue to transmit
the measured values for approx.
15 minutes after the motorcycle
comes to a stop.
If a TPC/RDC control unit is installed, however the wheels have
no sensors, then an error message is output.
Temperature
compensation
The tire inflation pressure is temperature dependent, i.e., it increases or decreases together
with the tire temperature. The
tire temperature is dependent on
the ambient temperature and on
the driving style and duration.
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condition for a fault code is the
completed self-diagnosis.
The BMW Motorrad DTC can
issue an error message under
the exceptional riding conditions
outlined below.
Unusual driving conditions:
Driving on the rear wheel
(wheelie) for a longer period
with DTC deactivated.
Rear wheel spinning in place
with front brake engaged (burn
out).
Heating up on an auxiliary
stand at idle speed or with gear
engaged.
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The tire inflation pressures are
shown temperature-compensated in the multifunction display;
they refer to a tire temperature
of 68 °F (20 °C). No temperature compensation takes place in
the inflation pressure testers at
filling stations, meaning that the
measured tire inflation pressure
varies according to tire temperature. As a result, the pressure
figures indicated by the gauges
at filling stations will usually vary
from those appearing in the multifunction display. The warmer
the tire, the higher the gauge
reading by comparison with the
reading shown on the display.
Adjusting inflation
pressure
Compare the TPC/RDC value in
the multifunction display with the
value on the back cover of the
Rider's Manual. The difference
between the two values must be
compensated with the air pressure tester at the filling station.
Example: According to the
Rider's Manual, the tire inflation
pressure is to be 42 psi (2.9 bar),
however 39 psi (2.7 bar) is
shown in the multifunction
display. The tester at the filling
station indicates 36 psi (2.5 bar).
This value must be increased by
3 psi (0.2 bar) to 39 psi (2.7 bar)
in order to produce the correct
tire inflation pressure.
ESA II Electronic
Suspension Adjustment
with Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) OE
Chassis adjustments
The proper loading state must
first be selected when the motorcycle is stationary according to
the motorcycle's load. Depending on the riding mode selected,
the damping levels are set on
both spring struts and the spring
base and spring rate are set on
the rear spring strut. If the selected riding mode is changed,
the spring rate on the rear spring
strut is also adjusted in addition
to the damping of both spring
struts. This enables very precise
adjustment of the chassis to all
riding conditions, including while
riding.
The combination of spring
base, damping and spring rate
ensures the chassis geometry
is always appropriate.
The static normal position is
virtually maintained while riding.
The different riding and loading
conditions are offset so that
the handling of the motorcycle
remains constant.
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It is possible to electrically
change the spring rate
through the combination of a
conventional coil spring with a
plastic element (Elastogran), the
lateral expansion of which can be
electrohydraulically limited using
a displaceable sleeve. The more
the sleeve surrounds the plastic
element, the more its expansion
is limited and the spring rate
increases. The highest spring
rate is achieved when the sleeve
completely encloses the plastic
element and sits on the steel
spring. Accordingly, the spring
rate is lower, the less the sleeve
limits the expansion of the plastic
element.
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Accessories
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Onboard power sockets . . . . . . . . . . . 100
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Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Topcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Accessories
Navigation device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
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General instructions
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.
The safety, function and suitability of the parts and accessory
products have been checked extensively by BMW. Therefore,
BMW assumes responsibility for
these products. BMW shall not
be liable for unapproved parts
and accessory products of any
kind.
Whenever you are planning modifications, comply with all the legal requirements. The vehicle
must not infringe on national
road-vehicle construction and
use regulations of your country.
Observe the information on the
importance of tire sizes for chassis control systems ( 120).
Your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer offers you qualified advise
when choosing genuine BMW
parts, accessories and other
products.
You will find all optional accessories from BMW Motorrad at
our Internet site: "www.bmwmotorrad.com".
Onboard power sockets
Information on using onboard
power sockets:
Automatic deactivation
If this warning symbol appears it tells you that the
onboard system voltage is low.
The onboard sockets might be
temporarily switched off.
The onboard sockets are also
switched off when the engine
is being cranked by the starter
and If maximum load capability
as stated in the technical data is
exceeded.
If several onboard sockets are
being operated, the total current
may not exceed the maximum
loadability.
Cable routing
The cords from the power
sockets to the devices must be
routed in such a way that they:
do not interfere with the rider's
freedom of movement
do not limit steering angles and
handling characteristics
cannot be caught or trapped.
Navigation device
From behind, push out cap 2.
with preparation for navigation
device OE
with navigation system OA
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Installing navigation
device
Switch on ignition.
Operate latch 3 and remove
cover 4.
Press button 1 to open the slot
for the navigation device.
Slot cover pops open, windscreen moves to top limit position.
Pull slot cover up as far as it
will go.
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Initially insert the navigation device into mount 5, then press it
into latching mechanism 6.
Accessories
Operating electrical accessories
You can start using electrical accessories connected to an onboard socket only when the ignition is switched on. If you subsequently switch off the ignition
the sockets are also switched off
if the power drain caused by their
electrical consumers is high. If
the power drain is low the sockets remain operational for a certain period of time before being
switched off.
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Check that the navigation device is secure in the cradle.
Press cover 7 to push cradle
with navigation device into the
slot until it snaps into position.
Pull slot cover up as far as it
will go.
Removing navigation
device
Switch on ignition.
Operate latch 3, pull the navigation device forward out of
holder 6 and lift it up and out.
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Press button 1 to open the slot
for the navigation device.
Slot cover pops open, windscreen moves to top limit position.
Install cover 4.
Press cover 7 to push the cradle into the slot until it snaps
into position.
Insert cap 2.
If applicable, switch on the navigation device.
Call up the Navigation
menu.
The options for using the navigation device appear on the display.
Page: You can page from
view to view; the choices are
main menu, map and onboard
computer.
Zoom +: Performs functions
marked with a minus sign +
in the navigation system. In
the map view, for instance, the
view zooms in on the map detail.
Zoom –: Performs functions
marked with a minus sign in the navigation system. In
the map view, for instance, the
view zooms out from the map
detail.
Speak: The last navigation
announcement is spoken again.
The announcement is spoken
again even if automatic spoken announcements have been
switched off in the settings of
the navigation system.
Mute: Automatic spoken announcements are toggled off
and on.
Display Off: The display
of the navigation device is toggled off and on.
Select the function you want
and implement the function by
pushing the Multi-Controller to
the right.
Special functions
Integration of the BMW Motorrad
Navigator IV into the
K 1600 GT / K 1600 GTL series
has produced a number of
deviations from the descriptions
in the user guide for the
Navigator.
Traffic channel (TMC)
If the motorcycle is fitted with an
audio system, the audio system
sends the traffic announcements
to the Navigator. The symbol described in the user guide for the
Navigator appears on the display.
It is not possible to receive
traffic announcements from
subscription services via the
BMW Motorrad audio system.
Reserve fuel level warning
The settings for the fuel gauge
enable you to define a distance
that is covered per tankful of fuel.
The motorcycle sends the fig-
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Operating navigation
device
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ure for residual range possible
with the fuel remaining in the fuel
tank to the Navigator, so it is no
longer necessary to enter this
value.
Time and date
The Navigator sends time and
date to the motorcycle. Acceptance of these data for the readings on the instrument panel has
to be activated in the user settings for the motorcycle.
Security settings
The BMW Motorrad Navigator
IV can be secured against unauthorized use with a four-digit PIN
(Garmin Lock). If this function is
activated, while the Navigator is
cradled on the motorcycle and
the ignition is switched on you
are prompted to add the motorcycle to the list of secured vehicles. If you answer "Yes" at this
prompt the Navigator saves the
VIN of this vehicle in its internal
memory.
A maximum of five VINs can be
saved in this way.
Subsequently, the PIN does not
have to be entered when the
Navigator is switched on by ignition ON while cradled in any of
these vehicles.
If the Navigator is removed from
the vehicle while switched on, a
security prompt asking for the
PIN to be entered is issued.
Turn the key to the in the case
lock to the position indicated
by the dot.
Screen brightness
Screen brightness is adjusted by
the motorcycle while the unit is
cradled. There is no provision for
manual input.
Case
Opening case
with central locking OE
If applicable, open the central
locking.
Press lock barrel 1 downward.
Release lever 2 pops up.
Closing case
Push release lever 2 down,
continuing until it engages.
Turn key in case lock into
LOCK position and remove.
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Removing case
Pull carry handle 3 up as far as
it will go.
Case is released and can be
removed.
Pull release lever 2 all the way
up.
Close case lid and press down.
Ensure that no luggage is
trapped between lid and case.
The case can also be
closed when the lock is in
the LOCK position. In this case,
it should be ensured that the
ignition key is not in the case.
Mounting case
Turn key in case lock to RELEASE position.
Handle pops out.
Fold up handle as far as possible.
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Pull the release lever all the
way up and open the lid of the
case.
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Open the topcase
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with topcase OA
with central locking OE
If applicable, open the central
locking.
Insert case in brackets 4.
Press lock barrel 1 forward.
Release lever 2 pops up.
Pull the release lever all the
way up and open the lid of the
topcase.
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Closing the topcase
with topcase OA
Turn the key to the in the topcase lock to the position indicated by the dot.
Press handle 3 down until it
engages.
Turn key in case lock into
LOCK position and remove.
Removing passenger seat
Pull release lever 2 all the way
up.
Close topcase lid and hold it
down. Ensure that no luggage is trapped between lid
and case.
The topcase can also be
closed when the lock is in
the LOCK position. In this case,
it should be ensured that the ignition key is not in the topcase.
Push release lever 2 down,
continuing until it engages.
Turn key in topcase lock into
LOCK position then extract it.
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Remove screws 1.
Pull the rear seat slightly forward and lift the seat slightly.
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Disconnect plug 2 of the seat
heating and remove the rear
seat.
Lay the seat on the cover side
on a clean surface.
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Switch off ignition.
Remove rider's seat (
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Installing passenger seat
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Install screws 1.
Connect plug 2 of the seat
heating.
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Removing topcase
with topcase OA
Remove rider's seat ( 58).
Removing passenger seat
( 107).
Slip the rear seat under
mounts 3 and lower it into
position.
Disconnect plug connection 1.
Work the topcase end-plug
through to the rear.
Open topcase.
If applicable, empty the topcase and lift out the bottom
mat.
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Push slide latch 2 toward the
outside and hold it in this position.
Turn rotary latch 3 in the direction indicated by the RELEASE
arrow.
Release warning 4 is visible.
Close topcase.
Raise the rear of the topcase
and pull it off luggage rack.
Installing passenger seat
( 108).
Installing driver's seat ( 58).
Set the topcase on the luggage carrier.
Open the topcase ( 106).
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Mounting the topcase
with topcase OA
Remove rider's seat ( 58).
Removing passenger seat
( 107).
If applicable, empty the topcase and lift out the bottom
mat.
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Turn rotary latch 3 as far as
it will go in the direction indicated by the LOCK arrow
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while pressing down on the
back edge of the topcase.
Release warning 4 is no longer
visible.
If the release warning is still visible the topcase is not correctly
secured.
Make sure that the topcase is
correctly seated on the luggage
carrier.
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Work the cable into position at
positions 6.
Close plug connection 1.
Installing passenger seat
( 108).
Installing driver's seat ( 58).
Route the connecting cable
forward in cable guide 5.
Maintenance
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Onboard tool kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
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Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Wheel rims and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Front wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Maintenance
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
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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 vehicle 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 an authorized
workshop, preferably your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
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Torx wrench, T25/T30
T25 on short end, T30 on
long end
Replace bulb for
high-beam headlight
( 128).
Remove license-plate
carrier.
Engine oil
Checking engine oil level
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2
Screwdriver handle
Reversible screwdriver insert
with Phillips PH1 and Torx
T25
Adjust damping on rear
wheel ( 65).
The engine can seize if the
oil level is low, and this can
lead to accidents.
Always make sure that the oil
level is correct.
The oil level varies with
the temperature of the
oil. The higher the temperature,
the higher the level of oil in the
sump. Checking the oil level with
the engine cold or after a short
trip leads to misinterpretations of
the oil fill quantity.
To ensure that the display of the
engine oil level is correct, only
check the oil level with the engine at operating temperature.
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Remove oil dipstick 1 and wipe
it with a clean, dry cloth.
Position oil dipstick on oil filler
opening, but do not screw in.
Remove oil dipstick and read
fluid level.
Specified level of engine
oil
between MIN and MAX
marking (Engine at operating temperature)
Engine oil, quantity for
topping up
max 0.5 quarts (max 0.5 l)
(Difference between MIN
and MAX)
If the oil level is below MIN mark:
Topping up engine oil ( 114).
Maintenance
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle at
operating temperature on its
center stand.
Allow engine to idle until fan
starts, then let it continue running for an additional minute.
Switch off the engine and wait
for about one minute to allow
the oil to drain into the sump.
Wipe area around oil filler location clean.
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If oil level is above MAX mark:
Have fluid level corrected by an
authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Maintenance
Install oil dipstick.
Topping up engine oil
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Wipe area around fill location
clean.
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
( 112).
Install oil dipstick.
Brake system
Have all work on the brake system carried out by specialists.
Have the brakes checked at an
authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Check front brake pad
thickness
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
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Actuate the handbrake lever.
Pressure point must be clearly
perceptible.
Actuate the footbrake lever.
Pressure point must be clearly
perceptible.
If no clear pressure points are
perceptible:
Remove oil dipstick 1.
Incorrect working practices
endanger the reliability of
the brakes.
Visually inspect left and right
brake pads to determine their
thickness. Viewing direction:
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
at an authorized service facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Front brake-pad wear
limit
min 0.04 in (min 1.0 mm)
(Only friction material
without carrier plate. Wear
markings (grooves) must be
clearly visible.)
If the wear indicators are no
longer clearly visible:
Dropping below the minimum pad thickness leads
to reduced braking performance
Check rear brake pad
thickness
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
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Conduct a visual inspection of
the brake pad thickness. Viewing direction: from below toward brake pads 1.
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between wheel and front suspension toward brake pads 1.
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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.
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Rear brake-pad wear
limit
min 0.04 in (min 1.0 mm)
(Only friction material without carrier plate. Do not
permit wear to progress
to the point at which the
wear indicators (grooves) are
reached.)
If the wear indicating mark is no
longer visible:
Dropping below the minimum pad thickness leads
to reduced braking performance
Have the brake pads replaced
at an authorized service facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Checking front brake fluid
level
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.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
its center stand.
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. The decreasing fluid level is compensated with an easy-to-see black
rubber bellows.
Brake fluid, DOT4
The brake fluid level must
not fall below the MIN mark.
(Brake fluid reservoir horizontal, motorcycle standing upright and handlebars
straight ahead.)
If brake fluid level falls below the
approved level:
Have the defect corrected as
soon as possible by an authorized workshop, preferably an
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If the lower edge of the black
bellows in the brake-fluid reservoir is below the MAX graduation:
Check front brake pad thickness ( 114).
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Checking rear brake fluid
level
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.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
its center stand.
Check level of brake fluid in
rear brake-fluid reservoir 1.
The brake fluid level in the
brake-fluid reservoir drops
due to brake pad wear.
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Front brake fluid level
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Coolant
Maintenance
Check coolant level
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Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Allow the engine to cool down.
Rear brake fluid level
Coolant, specified level
Brake fluid, DOT4
The brake fluid level must
not fall below the MIN mark.
(Brake-fluid reservoir horizontal, motorcycle standing
upright.)
If brake fluid level falls below the
approved level:
Have the defect corrected as
soon as possible by an authorized workshop, preferably an
Read off coolant level on expansion tank 1.
between MIN and MAX
marks on the expansion tank
(With cold engine)
If coolant level drops below approved level:
Have the defect corrected as
soon as possible by an authorized workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Clutch
Have the defect corrected as
soon as possible by an authorized workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Check clutch function
Checking clutch fluid level
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
its center stand.
Move handlebars into straightahead position.
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Wheel rims and tires
Check wheel rims
Read off clutch fluid level at
reservoir 1.
The fluid level in the clutch
fluid reservoir rises due to
clutch wear.
Clutch fluid level (visual
check)
Clutch fluid level must not
drop.
If clutch fluid level drops:
Unsuitable hydraulic fluids
could cause damage to the
clutch system.
No fluids may be poured in.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Subject wheel rims to visual
inspection for defects.
Have damaged rims checked
and, if necessary, replaced
by a specialist service facility, 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 be-
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Pull back the clutch lever.
Pressure point must be clearly
perceptible.
If no clear pressure point can be
felt:
Have the clutch checked by an
authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
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fore 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.
Tread wear marks are
integrated into the main
grooves on every tire. 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.
Wheels
Tire recommendation
For every size of tire,
BMW Motorrad has tested and
approved certain makes as
roadworthy. BMW Motorrad
cannot evaluate the suitability of
other tires, and can therefore
take no responsibility for their
driving safety.
BMW Motorrad recommends
only using the tires tested and
approved by BMW Motorrad.
Extensive information is
available at your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer or on
the Internet at "www.bmwmotorrad.com".
Affect of wheel sizes on
chassis control systems
The wheel sizes play a major role
in the chassis control systems
ABS and DTC. Especially the diameter and width of the wheels
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 specialist service facility, and preferably a
BMW Motorrad retailer. In some
cases the data stored in the control units can be adapted to the
new wheel sizes.
TPC/RDC sticker
with Tire Pressure Control
(TPC/RDC) OE
BMW Motorrad retailer or the
authorized workshop of the TPC/
RDC sensor.
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Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
its center stand.
Unclip retaining clip 1 of the
sensor cable from the brake
line.
Remove cable tie 2.
Mask off area of wheel rim that
could be scratched in process
of removing brake calipers.
If tires are inexpertly removed, the RDC sensors
may be damaged.
Inform the authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer or the
specialist service facility on the
fact that the wheel is equipped
with a RDC sensor.
On motorcycles equipped with
TPC/RDC, a corresponding
sticker is located on the wheel
rim at the position of the TPC/
RDC sensor. During a tire
change it must be ensured
that the TPC/RDC sensor
is not damaged. Inform the
Remove screws 1 on left and
right.
Pull out front wheel cover toward front.
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Once the calipers have
been removed, there is
a risk of the brake pads being
pressed together to the extent
that they cannot be slipped back
over the brake rotor on reassembly.
Do not operate the handbrake
lever when the brake calipers
have been removed.
Remove screws 3 of brake
calipers on left and right.
Push brake pads 4 apart
slightly by rocking brake
caliper 5 back and forth against
brake disk 6.
Carefully pull brake calipers
back and out until clear of
brake disks.
Remove screw 1 and extract
the ABS sensor from its
socket.
Raise front of motorcycle until
the front wheel can turn freely.
BMW Motorrad recommends
the BMW Motorrad front wheel
stand for lifting the motorcycle.
Mounting front wheel stand
( 126).
Installing front wheel
The left clamping device
fixes the threaded bush in
place in the front suspension.
A poorly aligned threaded bush
results in incorrect spacing between the sensor ring and the
sensor, and therefore to ABS
malfunctions or destruction of the
sensor.
To ensure the proper alignment
of the threaded bush, do not
loosen or remove the left clamping device.
Remove right-hand axle clamping screw 2.
Malfunctions may occur
during control interventions
by ABS and DTC 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 DTC 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.
The front wheel must be
installed right way round to
rotate in the correct direction.
Observe the direction of rotation arrows on the tires or on the
rim.
Roll front wheel into front
wheel guide.
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Remove quick-release axle 3
while supporting wheel.
Roll front wheel forward to remove.
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Lift front wheel and install
quick-release axle 3 with
torque.
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Quick-release axle in
threaded bush (wheel
carrier)
Front brake caliper on
wheel carrier
22 lb/ft (30 Nm)
37 lb/ft (50 Nm)
Tighten the right-hand axle
clamping screw 2 with the
specified torque.
Clamping screw for
quick-release axle to
wheel carrier
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Remove front wheel stand.
Insert ABS sensor into hole
and install screw 1.
Slide the brake calipers onto
the brake rotors.
Clip retaining clip 1 of the sensor cable to the brake line.
Secure new cable tie 2.
Remove adhesive tape from
wheel rim.
Press handbrake lever firmly
a number of times until resistance point is noticeable.
Install securing screws 3 on left
and right with specified torque.
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Install front wheel cover and fit
screws 1 on right and left.
Removing rear wheel
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
center stand.
Remove case if necessary.
Remove screws 1 on left and
right.
Remove the license-plate carrier.
Shift into first gear.
Danger of burns from the
hot exhaust system.
Do not touch the exhaust system. If necessary, do not continue work until the exhaust system has cooled down.
Remove five screws 1 on rear
wheel, holding wheel as you do
so.
Lower rear wheel to the ground
and roll out toward rear.
Installing rear wheel
Malfunctions may occur
during control interventions
by ABS and DTC if a wheel other
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than the standard wheel is installed.
Please see the information on
the effect of wheel sizes on the
chassis control systems ABS
and DTC 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.
Roll and mount rear wheel onto
rear wheel support.
Fit five screws 1 and tighten
diagonally with specified
torque.
Tighten rear wheel on
wheel flange
Hold the license-plate carrier in
position.
Install screws 1 on left and
right.
Front wheel stand
Tightening sequence: diagonally
Mounting front wheel
stand
44 lb/ft (60 Nm)
The BMW Motorrad front
wheel stand is not designed
for holding motorcycles without a
center or other auxiliary stands. A
motorcycle standing on the front
wheel stand and the rear wheel
alone can fall over.
Place the motorcycle on the
Use basic stand with part
number (83 30 0 402 241) in
combination with front-wheel
adapter (83 30 0 402 243).
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
its center stand.
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.
The sensor ring of the
BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS can be damaged.
Only push the left mounting pin
so far inward that it does not
touch the sensor ring.
Loosen locating screws 1.
Push two mounting pins 2 far
enough apart that front suspension fits between them.
Push two mounting pins 2
through triangles of brake
caliper support toward inside
so that front wheel can still be
rolled through.
Tighten locating screws 1.
If the motorcycle is resting
on the center stand: the
motorcycle is raised too far at the
front, the center stand lifts off the
ground and the motorcycle can
tip over to the side.
When raising the motorcycle,
make sure that the center stand
remains on the ground.
Apply uniform pressure to push
front wheel stand down and
raise motorcycle.
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center stand or an auxiliary
stand before lifting it with the
BMW Motorrad front wheel
stand.
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Jump-starting
The wires leading to the
power socket do not have
a load-capacity rating adequate
for jump-starting the engine. Excessively high current can lead
to a cable fire or damage to the
vehicle electronics.
Do not use the socket to
jump-start the engine of the
motorcycle.
Touching live parts of the
ignition system with the
engine running can cause electric
shock.
Do not touch parts of the ignition system when the engine is
running.
A short-circuit can result
if the crocodile clips of
the jump leads are accidentally
brought into contact with the
motorcycle.
Use only jump leads fitted with
fully insulated crocodile clips at
both ends.
Jump-starting with a donorbattery voltage higher than
12 V can damage the motorcycle
electronics.
The battery of the donor vehicle
must have a voltage of 12 V.
When jump-starting the engine,
do not disconnect the battery
from the onboard electrical system.
Remove rider's seat ( 58).
Allow the engine on the support vehicle to run while jumpstarting.
Begin by clamping one end of
the red jumper cable to the
positive terminal of the discharged battery and clamping
the other end to the positive
terminal of the donor battery.
Then clamp one end of the
black jumper cable to the
donor battery's negative
terminal while connecting
the other end to discharged
battery's negative terminal.
Start engine of the vehicle with
discharged battery in usual
way; if engine does not start,
wait a few minutes before repeating attempt in order to protect starter motor and donor
battery.
Allow both engines to idle for a
few minutes before disconnecting jumper cables.
Disconnect jumper lead from
negative terminal first, then
from positive terminal.
Installing driver's seat ( 58).
Bulbs
Replace bulb for highbeam headlight
The description below
steps you through the
procedure for replacing the left
bulb. Replacement is carried out
in the same way on the right
side.
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Turn slipstream deflector 1 out.
Remove screw 2 and work
side cover 3 to the rear and
remove.
Remove screw 1.
Switch on the ignition and raise
the windscreen to its highest
position.
Remove screw 2 and work
hand protector 3 to the side
to remove.
Switch off the ignition and
wait until the windscreen has
moved to its lowest position.
Remove screws 1.
Work speaker unit 2 to the rear
to remove.
Disconnect connector 3.
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Release spring clip 3 at left
and right and swing it up.
Remove bulb 4.
Install bulb 4 while ensuring
correct position of lug 5.
Insert spring clip 3.
Replace defective bulb.
Bulb for high-beam
headlight
Disconnect plug 2.
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
To protect the glass against
soiling, only grasp the bulb by
the base.
Attach plug 2.
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Turn covers 1 clockwise to install.
Seat the speaker unit in
mount 4.
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Install screws 1.
Close plug connection 3.
Switch on the ignition and raise
the windscreen to its highest
position.
Hold hand protector 3 in position and install screw 2.
Switch off the ignition and
wait until the windscreen has
moved to its lowest position.
Install screw 1.
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Replacing the LED turn
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LED turn indicators can be completely replaced only.
Please contact a specialist
service facility for this purpose, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
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Hold side cover 3 in position
and install screw 2.
Align slipstream deflector 1.
Replace additional LED
headlight
with additional LED
headlight OE
with LED auxiliary headlight OA
The additional LED headlights
can only be completely replaced.
Please contact a specialist
service facility for this purpose, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Replace LED tail light
The LED tail light can only be
completely replaced.
Please contact a specialist
service facility for this purpose, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Battery
Maintenance instructions
Correct battery maintenance
combined with proper charging
and storage procedures extends
the battery's service life, and is
also required for warranty claims.
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 4 weeks, a trickle-charger
should be connected to the
battery.
Charging connected
battery
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.
If the multifunction display
and indicator lamps fail to
light up when you switch on the
ignition, the battery is completely
discharged (battery voltage below 9 V). Attempts to recharge
a completely discharged battery through the onboard power
socket can damage the motorcycle's electronic systems.
Always charge a completely
drained battery directly at the
terminals of the disconnected
battery.
Charging the battery via
the onboard socket is only
possible with suitable chargers.
Unsuitable chargers can result in
damage to the motorcycle electronics.
Use suitable BMW chargers.
The correct charger is available
through your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Charge disconnected battery
via onboard socket.
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The motorcycle's onboard
electronics know when the
battery is fully charged. The
onboard socket is switched off
when this happens.
133
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, 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.
Maintenance
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.
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Maintenance
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Installing battery
Once the battery is fully
charged, disconnect the
charger's terminal clips from
the 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.
Remove battery
Remove rider's seat ( 58).
with anti-theft alarm OE
Switch off anti-theft alarm system if necessary.
Switch off ignition.
Place battery in battery compartment, positive terminal on
right in direction of travel.
An incorrect disconnection
sequence increase the risk
of short-circuiting.
Always observe the proper
sequence.
Remove negative battery cable 1.
Open cover 2 and remove positive battery cable 3.
Remove screws 4 and remove
the retainer.
Lift battery upwards; if it is difficult to move, moving it back
and forth will help.
Install the retainer and install
screws 4.
An incorrect installation sequence increases the risk
of short-circuiting.
Always observe the proper
sequence.
First connect battery positive
lead 3 and close cover 2.
Then install negative battery
cable 1.
58).
Switch on ignition.
Set the time in Settings
- Time and set the date in
Settings - Date.
Installing driver's seat (
58).
Fuse assignment
-2
-3
-4
Fuses
Replacing fuses
Switch off ignition.
Remove rider's seat (
-5
58).
If defective fuses are
bridged, this results in a
danger of short-circuit and thus a
danger of fire.
Replace defective fuses with new
fuses.
Consult the fuse assignment
diagram and replace the defective fuse.
If the fuses blow frequently,
have the electrical system
checked by an authorized specialized workshop, preferably a
BMW Motorrad retailer.
1
2
3
4
-1
40 A
Motorcycle electronics
40 A
Motorcycle electronics
with Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) OE
ESA
30 A
Electronic engine management
Fuse box open with fuses
assignment as follows:
Not in use
-6
-7
Not in use
Not in use
4A
Left handlebar fitting
with Tire Pressure Control (TPC/RDC) OE
Tire Pressure Monitor
with topcase OA
Topcase light
Not in use
with preparation for US
audio system and navigation device OE
7,5
Audio system
4A
Beam throw adjustment
with adaptive
headlight OE
Adaptive cornering lights
4A
Main relay, instrument
panel, ignition switch
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Maintenance
Installing driver's seat (
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Maintenance
136
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-8
Not in use
with anti-theft alarm OE
or
with central locking OE
7.5 A
Anti-theft alarm system
Central locking
Care
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Washing your vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
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Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Storing motorcycle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Protective wax coating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Returning motorcycle to use . . . . . . . 140
Care
Cleaning sensitive vehicle parts . . . . 138
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Care
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Care products
Washing your vehicle
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use cleaning and
care products available at your
authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer. BMW CareProducts
have been materials tested,
laboratory tested, and field tested
and provide optimum care and
protection for the materials used
in your vehicle.
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use BMW Insect Remover to soften and wash off
insects and stubborn dirt from
painted parts before washing the
vehicle.
To prevent stains, do not wash
the vehicle immediately after it
has been exposed to bright sunlight and do not wash it in the
sun.
Make sure that the vehicle is
washed frequently, especially
during the winter months.
To remove road salt, clean the
motorcycle with cold water immediately after completion of every trip.
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.
After washing the motorcycle, after driving through
water or in the rain, braking can
be delayed owing to damp brake
rotors and brake pads.
Brake early until the brake disks
and pads are dry.
Warm water intensifies the
effect of salt.
Only use cold water to remove
road salt.
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
If plastic parts are cleaned
using unsuitable cleaning
agents, the surfaces can be damaged.
Do not use cleaning agents that
Fairings and Panels
Clean body panels with water
and BMW plastic cleaner.
Windshields and lenses are
manufactured 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 vehicle regularly will
help counteract the long-term effects of substances that damage
the paint, especially if your vehicle 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
and brake fluid as well as bird
droppings. BMW Car Polish and
BMW Paint Cleaner are recommended for this procedure.
Contamination on the paint finish
is particularly easy to see after
the vehicle 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 Remover. Then add a protective
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 silicone sprays or
care products that contain
silicone.
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Care
contain alcohol, solvents or abrasives to clean plastic parts.
'Insect sponges' or sponges with
hard surfaces can also lead to
scratches.
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wax coating to the paint at these
locations.
140
Storing motorcycle
Care
9
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Clean the motorcycle.
Remove battery ( 134).
Spray brake and clutch lever,
and main and side stand pivots
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.
Protective wax coating
To preserve the finish of your
vehicle, BMW Motorrad recommends using BMW Car Wax or
agents that contain carnauba or
synthetic waxes.
When water fails to form beads
on the paint surface this indicates
it is time to apply wax.
Returning motorcycle
to use
Remove the protective wax
coating.
Clean the motorcycle.
Install a charged battery.
Observe checklist before starting.
Technical data
Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Performance data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
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Fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Suspension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Electrical system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Anti-theft alarm system . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Technical data
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
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Technical data
142
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Troubleshooting chart
Engine does not start at all or is very difficult to start.
Possible cause
Remedy
Side stand is extended
Retract side stand.
Gear engaged and clutch not disengaged
Place transmission in neutral or disengage clutch.
No fuel in tank
Refueling procedure (
Battery drained
Charge battery.
85).
Threaded fasteners
Value
Valid
143
Front brake caliper on wheel
carrier
M8 x 30 - 10.9
22 lb/ft (30 Nm)
Clamping screw for quick-release axle to wheel carrier
M8 x 30
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Quick-release axle in threaded
bush (wheel carrier)
M24 x 1.5
37 lb/ft (50 Nm)
Rear wheel
Value
Tighten rear wheel on wheel
flange
M10 x 1.25 x 40
10
diagonally
44 lb/ft (60 Nm)
Valid
Technical data
Front wheel
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Technical data
144
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Engine
Engine design
Transverse straight-six four-stroke engine with
four valves per cylinder and two overhead
camshafts; liquid cooling, electronic fuel injection,
integral six-speed cassette gearbox, dry-sump
lubrication.
Displacement
1649 cc (1649 cm3)
Cylinder bore
2.8 in (72 mm)
Piston stroke
2.7 in (67.5 mm)
Compression ratio
12,2:1
Rated output
160 hp (118 kW), at engine speed: 7750 min-1
with power reduction OE
with power
107 hp (79 kW), at engine speed: 7750 min-1
129 lb/ft (175 Nm), at engine speed: 5250 min-1
Torque
reduction OE
111 lb/ft (150 Nm), at engine speed: 4750 min-1
Maximum engine speed
max 8500 min-1
Idle speed
900±50 min-1, Engine at operating temperature
Recommended fuel quality
Super unleaded, (max. 10 % ethanol, E10)
89 AKI (95 ROZ/RON)
89 AKI
Usable fuel quantity
Approx. 7 gal (Approx. 26.5 l)
Reserve fuel quantity
Approx. 1.1 gal (Approx. 4 l)
BMW recommends the use of BP fuel
Engine oil
Engine oil, capacity
1.2 gal (4.5 l), with filter change
Products recommended by BMW Motorrad
Castrol Power 1 Racing
BMW recommends
SAE 5W-40, API SL / JASO MA2
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Technical data
Fuel
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Clutch
Clutch design
Multi-disk oil-bath clutch
Technical data
Transmission
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Transmission design
Claw-shifted 6-speed transmission integrated in
engine housing
Transmission gear ratios
1.617, Primary gear ratio
1.941 (33:17 teeth), 1st gear
1.428 (30:21 teeth), 2nd gear
1.148 (31:27 teeth), 3rd gear
0.958 (23:24 teeth), 4th gear
0.806 (25:31 teeth), 5th gear
0.686 (24:35 teeth), 6th gear
0.913 (21:23 teeth), Angle drive
1.258 (39:31 teeth), Countershaft
Type of final drive
Shaft drive with bevel gears
Type of rear suspension
Cast-aluminum single swing arm with BMW
Motorrad paralever
Number of teeth in bevel gears (gear ratio)
2.75 (33:12)
Suspension
Front wheel
Type of front suspension
BMW Motorrad Duolever
Design of the front-wheel suspension
Central suspension strut
with Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) OE
Spring travel, front
Central suspension strut with electrically
adjustable damping.
4.9 in (125 mm), On wheel
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Technical data
Rear-wheel drive
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Technical data
148
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Rear wheel
Type of rear suspension
Cast-aluminum single swing arm with BMW
Motorrad paralever
Type of rear suspension
Central suspension strut pivoted to lever system.
Spring preload and rebound-stage damping steplessly adjustable.
with Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) OE
Spring travel, rear
Central suspension strut pivoted to lever system.
Electrically adjustable damping and spring preload/
spring rate.
5.3 in (135 mm), On wheel
Brakes
Type of front brake
Hydraulically operated twin disk brake with 4-piston fixed calipers and floating brake disks
Brake-pad material, front
Sintered metal
Type of rear brake
Hydraulic disk brake with 2-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.bmwmotorrad.com
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Front wheel design
Cast aluminum, MT H2
Front-wheel rim size
3.50" x 17"
Front tire designation
120 / 70 ZR 17
permissible front-wheel imbalance
max 0.2 oz (max 5 g)
Rear wheel
Rear wheel design
Cast aluminum, MT H2
Rear-wheel rim size
6.00" x 17"
Rear tire designation
190 / 55 ZR 17
permissible rear-wheel imbalance
max 1.6 oz (max 45 g)
Tire inflation pressure
Tire pressure, front
42.1 psi (2.9 bar), With tire cold
Tire pressure, rear
42.1 psi (2.9 bar), With tire cold
Technical data
Front wheel
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Technical data
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Electrical system
Electrical rating of onboard sockets
max 10 A, all onboard sockets together
Battery
Battery design
Gel battery
Battery voltage
12 V
Battery capacity
19 Ah
Spark plugs
Spark plugs, manufacturer and designation
NGK LMAR8AI-8
Electrode gap of spark plug
0.03 in (0.8 mm), New
0.04 in (1.0 mm), Wear limit
Bulbs
Bulb for high-beam headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulbs for low-beam headlight
D1S / 35 W
Bulb for parking light
Lighting rings, integrated into headlight
Bulb for taillight/brake light
LED
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front
LED
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear
LED
Fuse carrier 1
30 A, Engine electronics
Fuse carrier 2
40 A, Slot left: Vehicle electronics
40 A, Slot right: Vehicle electronics, ESA
Fuse box
not in use, Slot 1
not in use, Slot 2
not in use, Slot 3
4 A, Slot 4: Left handlebar fitting, tire pressure
monitoring (RDC), topcase interior light
7.5 A, Slot 5: Audio system
4 A, Slot 6: Beam throw control, Adaptive Headlight
4 A, Slot 7: Main relay, instrument cluster, ignition
switch
7.5 A, Slot 8: Anti-theft alarm (DWA), central locking
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Technical data
Fuses
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Anti-theft alarm system
with anti-theft alarm OE
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Technical data
Anti-theft alarm
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Activation time during commissioning
30 s
Alarm duration
26 s
Activation time between two alarms
10 s
Battery type
CR 123 A
Remote control
Range of remote control
32.8 ft (10 m)
Signal frequency
25 kHz, Broadband
Transmission frequency
433.92 MHz
Battery design and nominal voltage
CR 1632 lithium
3V
Frame design
Cast light alloy - welded design with screwed-on
light alloy rear frame
Location of type plate
Wheel carrier, front right
Location of the vehicle identification number
Frame side section, front right (beside engine-oil
filler neck)
Dimensions
Motorcycle length
92.1 in (2340 mm), above luggage rack
with topcase OA
96.7 in (2456 mm), over topcase
Motorcycle height
56.7 in (1440 mm), Across windshield at DIN unladen weight
Motorcycle width
39.4 in (1000 mm), Across mirrors
38.6 in (980 mm), without mirrors
Driver's seat height
31.9...32.7 in (810...830 mm), Without driver
with low driver's seat OE
Rider's inside-leg arc, heel to heel
with low driver's
seat OE
30.7...31.5 in (780...800 mm), Without driver
72...73.6 in (1830...1870 mm), Without driver
69.9...71.3 in (1775...1810 mm), Without driver
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Technical data
Frame
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Technical data
154
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Weights
Unladen weight
732 lbs (332 kg), DIN unladen weight, with cases,
ready for road, 90 % load of fuel, without OE
Permissible gross weight
1190 lbs (540 kg)
Maximum payload
459 lbs (208 kg)
Performance data
Top speed
>124 mph (>200 km/h)
Service
Reporting safety defects . . . . . . . . . . . 156
BMW Motorrad Service . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
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Maintenance procedures . . . . . . . . . . 157
Confirmation of maintenance
work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Confirmation of service . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Service
BMW Motorrad Mobility
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
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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
retailer, 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 authorized BMW Motorrad retailer
by visiting our Internet site at
"www.bmw-motorrad.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 (BMW Roadside
Assistance, breakdown assistance, vehicle recovery and retrieval, etc.).
Contact your authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer for additional
information on available mobilitymaintenance services.
Maintenance
procedures
BMW Pre-Delivery Check
The BMW pre-delivery check is
carried out by your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer before it
turns over the vehicle to you.
BMW Running-in Check
The BMW running-in check
must be carried out between
300 mls (500 km) and 750 mls
(1200 km).
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Service
BMW Motorrad Service
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Service
158
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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 riders 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 621 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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Service
160
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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Service
162
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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Service
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Certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
RDC certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
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Appendix
Appendix
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Certifications
Remote Control for
central locking system
Česky
Meta System S.p.A. tímto prohlašuje, že tento
PF240009 je ve shodě se základními požadavky a
dalšími příslušnými ustanoveními směrnice
1999/5/ES.
Dansk
Undertegnede Meta System S.p.A. erklærer
herved, at følgende udstyr PF240009 overholder
de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i
direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
Hiermit erklärt Meta System S.p.A., dass sich das
Gerät PF240009 in Übereinstimmung mit den
grundlegenden Anforderungen und den übrigen
einschlägigen Bestimmungen der Richtlinie
1999/5/EG befindet.
Eesti
Käesolevaga kinnitab Meta System S.p.A. seadme
PF240009 vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ
põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele
teistele asjakohastele sätetele.
English
Hereby, Meta System S.p.A., declares that this
PF240009 is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of
Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
Por medio de la presente Meta System S.p.A.
declara que el PF240009 cumple con los requisitos
esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones
aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Certifications
Ελληνική
ΜΕ ΣΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΤ΢Α Meta System S.p.A. ΔΗΛΩΝΕΙ
ΟΣΙ PF240009 ΢ΤΜΜΟΡΥΩΝΕΣΑΙ ΠΡΟ΢ ΣΙ΢
ΟΤ΢ΙΩΔΕΙ΢ ΑΠΑΙΣΗ΢ΕΙ΢ ΚΑΙ ΣΙ΢ ΛΟΙΠΕ΢
΢ΦΕΣΙΚΕ΢ ΔΙΑΣΑΞΕΙ΢ ΣΗ΢ ΟΔΗΓΙΑ΢ 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
Par la présente Meta System S.p.A. déclare que
l'appareil PF240009 est conforme aux exigences
essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes
de la directive 1999/5/CE.
Italiano
Con la presente Meta System S.p.A. dichiara che
questo PF240009 è conforme ai requisiti essenziali
ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla
direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
Ar šo Meta System S.p.A. deklarē, ka PF240009
atbilst Direktīvas 1999/5/EK būtiskajām prasībām
un citiem ar to saistītajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuvių
Šiuo Meta System S.p.A. deklaruoja, kad šis
PF240009 atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas
1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
Hierbij verklaart Meta System S.p.A. dat het toestel
PF240009 in overeenstemming is met de
essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen
van richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Malti
Hawnhekk, Meta System S.p.A., jiddikjara li dan
PF240009 jikkonforma mal-ħtiġijiet essenzjali u ma
provvedimenti oħrajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva
1999/5/EC.
Magyar
Alulírott, Meta System S.p.A. nyilatkozom, hogy a
PF240009 megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ
követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb
elõírásainak.
Polski
Niniejszym Meta System S.p.A. oświadcza, że
PF240009 jest zgodny z zasadniczymi wymogami
oraz pozostałymi stosownymi postanowieniami
Dyrektywy 1999/5/EC.
Português
Meta System S.p.A. declara que este PF240009
está conforme com os requisitos essenciais e
outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Certifications
Slovensko
Meta System S.p.A. izjavlja, da je ta PF240009 v
skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in ostalimi
relevantnimi določili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
Meta System S.p.A. týmto vyhlasuje, že PF240009
spĺňa základné požiadavky a všetky príslušné
ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Suomi
Meta System S.p.A. vakuuttaa täten että
PF240009 tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY
oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin
muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
Härmed intygar Meta System S.p.A. att denna
PF240009 står I överensstämmelse med de
väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta
bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
Hér með lýsir Meta System S.p.A. yfir því að
PF240009 er í samræmi við grunnkröfur og aðrar
kröfur, sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
Norsk
Meta System S.p.A. erklærer herved at utstyret
PF240009 er i samsvar med de grunnleggende
krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
USA, Canada
Product name: TX BMW MR
FCC ID: P3O98400
IC:4429A - TXBMWMR
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Any changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
Declaration Of Conformity
R&TTE Declaration Of Conformity (DoC)
0470
We:
with the address:
Meta System S.p.A.
Via Majakovskij 10 b/c/d/e
42124 Reggio Emilia –Italy
Declare
Under own responsibility that the product:
TX BMW MR
To which this declaration relates is in conformity with the essential requirements and other relevant
requirements of the R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC).
This product is in conformity with the following standards:
Health & Safety (art.3.1)
EMC (art.3.2)
Spectrum
Human exposure
According to Directive 1999/5/CE
Reggio Emilia , 14/07/2010
Technical Director
Lasagni Cesare
EN 60950-1
ETSI EN 301 489-1/-3
ETSI EN 300 220 - 2
EN 62311
Certification Tire Pressure Control (TPC)
FCC ID: MRXBC54MA4
IC: 2546A-BC54MA4
FCC ID: MRXBC5A4
IC: 2546A-BC5A4
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules and with Industry Canada license-exempt
RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR
d'Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils
radio exempts de licence. L'exploitation est
autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes:
(1) l'appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage,
et
(2) l'utilisateur de l'appareil doit accepter tout
brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le
brouillage est susceptible d'en
compromettre le fonctionnement.
WARNING: Changes or modifications not expressively approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. The term “IC:” before the radio
certification number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
B
Battery
Charging connected
battery, 133
Charging disconnected
battery, 133
Installing, 134
Maintenance instructions, 132
Position on motorcycle, 17
Removing, 134
Technical data, 150
Warning for battery charge
current, 32
Warning for battery voltage
low, 33
Brake fluid
Checking fluid level at rear, 117
Checking front fluid level, 116
Front reservoir, 13
Rear reservoir, 13
Brake pads
Checking front, 114
Checking rear, 115
Running in, 83
Brakes
Adjusting handlebar lever, 64
Checking operation, 114
Safety instructions, 83
Technical data, 148
Bulbs
Replace additional LED
headlight, 132
Replace bulb for high-beam
headlight, 128
Replace LED tail light, 132
Replacing the LED turn
indicator, 132
Technical data, 150
Warning for bulb failure, 33
C
Case
Operating, 104
Central locking
Operating, 67
Warning indicator for central
locking, 39
Checklist, 79
Clock
Adjusting, 47
13
173
Index
A
Abbreviations and symbols, 6
ABS
Self-diagnosis, 81
Technology in detail, 91
Warning indicators, 34
Accessories
General instructions, 100
Additional headlight
Operating, 51
Ambient temperature
Display, 22
Outside temperature
warning, 34
Anti-theft alarm
Indicator lamp, 18
Operating, 71
Warning indicator, 38
Average values
Resetting, 49
z
13
Index
174
z
Clutch
Adjusting handlebar lever, 63
Checking fluid level, 119
Checking operation, 119
Fluid reservoir, 11
Technical data, 146
Confirmation of maintenance
work, 159
Coolant
Checking level, 118
Fluid level indicator, 13
Overtemperature warning
indicator, 31
Cruise control
Control, 14
Operating, 61
Currentness of this manual, 7
D
Damping
Adjusting, 65
Rear adjuster, 11
Date
Adjusting, 47
Dimensions
Technical data, 153
Driver's seat
Adjusting seat height, 59
Height adjustment, 17
Installing, 58
Locking mechanism, 11
Removing, 58
Driving mode
Adjusting, 57
Technology in detail, 90
DTC
Control, 14
Operating, 56
Self-diagnosis, 82
Technology in detail, 94
Warning indicator, 35
E
Electrical system
Technical data, 150
Emergency ON/OFF switch, 16
Operating, 53
Engine
Starting, 80
Technical data, 144
Warning for engine
electronics, 32
Engine oil
Checking level, 112
Fill location, 13
Oil dipstick, 13
Oil level indicator, 23
Technical data, 145
Topping up, 114
Warning for engine oil level, 32
Equipment, 7
ESA
Control, 14
Operating, 66
Technology in detail, 96
F
Frame
Technical data, 153
Front wheel stand
Mounting, 126
G
Ground lighting
Operating, 52
H
Hazard warning flashers
Control, 14
Operating, 53
Headlight
Adjusting for traffic driving on
right/driving on left, 51
Headlamp range
adjustment, 11
Warning indicator for LHD/RHD
traffic, 38
Warning indicator for unknown
position, 38
Heated grips
Operating, 54
Horn, 14
I
Ignition
Switching off, 43
Switching on, 43
Immobilizer
Spare key, 43
Warning indicator, 31
Indicator lights, 18
Overview, 25
Instrument cluster
Ambient light sensor, 18
Overview, 18
J
Jump-starting, 128
K
Keys, 42
L
Lights
Control, 14
Headlight low beam, 50
Operating headlight flasher, 50
Operating headlight high
beams, 50
Operating parking light, 51
Parking lights, 50
Luggage
Loading information, 78
M
Maintenance
General instructions, 112
Maintenance intervals, 157
Mirrors
Adjusting, 64
Mobility Services, 157
13
175
Index
Fuel
Fill location, 11
Refueling, 85
Technical data, 145
Fuel reserve
Range, 22
Warning indicator, 31
Fuses
Position on motorcycle, 17
Replacing, 135
Technical data, 150
z
13
Index
176
z
Motorcycle
Care, 137
Cleaning, 137
Lashing down with straps, 86
Parking, 84
Returning to use, 140
Storage, 140
Multifunction display, 18
Control, 14
Meaning of symbols, 21
Operating, 44
Overview, 20
Settings, 47
Multifunction switch
General view, left, 14
General view, right, 16
N
Navigation devices
Installing, 101
Operating, 103
Removing, 102
O
Odometer and tripmeters
Operating, 50
Onboard computer
Operating, 48
Onboard socket
Information on use, 100
Position on vehicle, 13
Onboard toolkit
Contents, 112
Position on motorcycle, 17
Overview of warning
indicators, 27
Overviews
Instrument cluster, 18
Left side of vehicle, 11
Left-hand multifunction
switch, 14
Multifunction display, 20
Right side of vehicle, 13
Right-hand multifunction
switch, 16
Underneath seat, 17
Warning and indicator
lamps, 25
P
Pre-ride check, 81
R
Rear-wheel drive
Technical data, 147
Refueling, 85
Remote control
logon, 69
Replacing battery, 71
synchronize, 70
Rider's Manual (US Model)
Position on motorcycle, 17
Running gear
Technical data, 147
Running in, 82
S
Safety instructions
On braking, 83
On riding, 78
Seat heating
Control, 11
Operating, 54
T
Tachometer, 18
Technical data
Battery, 150
Brakes, 148
Bulbs, 150
Clutch, 146
Dimensions, 153
Electrical system, 150
Engine, 144
Engine oil, 145
Frame, 153
Fuel, 145
Rear-wheel drive, 147
Spark plugs, 150
Standards, 7
Suspension, 147
Transmission, 146
Weights, 154
Wheels and tires, 149
Tire Pressure Control TPC/RDC
Display, 23
Rim sticker, 120
Technology in detail, 95
Warning indicators, 36
Tires
Checking tire inflation
pressures, 75
Checking tread depth, 119
Inflation pressure table, 17
Inflation pressures, 149
Recommendation, 120
Running in, 83
Technical data, 149
Topcase
Operating, 106
Torques, 143
Transmission
Technical data, 146
Troubleshooting chart, 142
Turn indicators
Control, 14
Operating, 52
Type plate
Position on vehicle, 13
V
Vehicle identification number
Position on vehicle, 13
13
177
Index
Service, 157
Reporting safety defects, 156
Warning indicator, 39
Service display, 24
Spark plugs
Technical data, 150
Speedometer, 18
Spring preload
Adjusting, 64
Rear adjuster, 11
Starting, 80
Control, 16
Steering lock
Locking, 42
Storage compartment
Operating, 63
Position on vehicle, 11
Switching off, 84
Symbols
Meaning, 21
z
13
Index
178
z
W
Warning indicators
ABS, 34
Anti-theft alarm, 38
Battery charge current, 32
Bulb defective, 33
Central locking, 39
Coolant temperature, 31
Display, 26
DTC, 35
Engine electronics, 32
Engine oil level, 32
Fuel reserve, 31
Headlight for LHD/RHD
traffic, 38
Headlight in unknown
position, 38
Immobilizer, 31
Outside temperature
warning, 34
Service, 39
Tire Pressure Monitor, 36
Undervoltage, 33
Warning lamps, 18
Overview, 25
Weights
Payload table, 17
Technical data, 154
Wheels
Check wheel rims, 119
Installing front wheel, 123
Installing rear wheel, 125
Removing front wheel, 121
Removing rear wheel, 125
Size change, 120
Technical data, 149
Wind deflection wing
Adjusting, 60
Windshield
Adjusting, 59
Control, 14
The descriptions and illustrations
in this manual may vary from
your own motorcycle's actual
equipment, depending upon its
equipment level and accessories
as well as your specific national
version. No claims stemming
from these differences can be
recognized.
Dimensions, weights, fuel consumption and performance data
are quoted to the customary tolerances.
The right to modify designs,
equipment and accessories is
reserved.
Errors and omissions excepted.
©2013 Bayerische Motoren
Werke Aktiengesellschaft
80788 Munich, Germany
Reprints and duplication of this
work, in whole or part, are prohibited without the express written approval of BMW Motorrad,
Aftersales.
Original Rider's Manual, printed in
Germany.
The most important data for a filling station stop can be found in the following chart:
Fuel
Recommended fuel quality
Super unleaded, (max. 10 % ethanol, E10)
89 AKI (95 ROZ/RON)
89 AKI
Usable fuel quantity
Approx. 7 gal (Approx. 26.5 l)
Reserve fuel quantity
Approx. 1.1 gal (Approx. 4 l)
Tire inflation pressure
Tire pressure, front
42.1 psi (2.9 bar), with tire cold
Tire pressure, rear
42.1 psi (2.9 bar), with tire cold
BMW recommends
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