BMW F 650 GS Technical data

Rider's Manual
F 650 GS
BMW Motorrad
The Ultimate
Riding Machine
Motorcycle data/dealership details
Motorcycle data
Dealership details
Model
Person to contact in Service department
Vehicle identification number
Ms/Mr
Colour code
Phone number
Date of first registration
Registration number
Dealership address/phone number (company stamp)
Details described or illustrated
in this booklet may differ from
the motorcycle's actual specification as purchased, the accessories fitted or the national-market
specification. No claims will be
entertained as a result of such
discrepancies.
Dimensions, weights, fuel consumption and performance data
are quoted to the customary tolerances.
The right to modify designs,
equipment and accessories is
reserved.
Errors and omissions excepted.
© 2010 BMW Motorrad
Not to be reproduced either
wholly or in part without written
permission from BMW Motorrad,
After Sales.
Printed in Germany.
Important data for refuelling
Fuel
Recommended fuel grade
Regular, unleaded
91 ROZ/RON
87 AKI
Usable fuel capacity
approx. 16 l
Reserve fuel
approx. 4 l
Tyre pressure
Tyre pressure, front
2.2 bar, one-up, at tyre temperature: 20 °C
2.4 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, at tyre temperature: 20 °C
Tyre pressure, rear
2.4 bar, one-up, at tyre temperature: 20 °C
2.8 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, at tyre temperature: 20 °C
BMW recommends
Order No.: 01 41 8 520 491
06.2010, 3rd edition
Welcome to BMW
We congratulate you on your
choice of a motorcycle from
BMW and welcome you to the
community of BMW riders.
Familiarise yourself with your new
motorcycle so that you can ride it
safely and confidently in all traffic
situations.
Please read this Rider's Manual
carefully before starting to use
your new BMW motorcycle. It
contains important information on
how to operate the controls and
how to make the best possible
use of all your BMW's technical
features.
In addition, it contains information
on maintenance and care to help
you maintain your motorcycle's
reliability and safety, as well as its
value.
If you have questions concerning
your motorcycle, your authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer will gladly
provide advice and assistance.
We hope that you will enjoy riding your BMW and that all your
journeys will be pleasant and
safe.
BMW Motorrad.
Table of Contents
You can also consult the index at
the end of this Rider's Manual if
you want to find a particular topic
or item of information.
1 General instructions . . . . 5
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and
symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2 General views . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
General view, left side . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . 13
Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . 14
Underneath the trim panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Handlebar fitting, left . . . . . . . . 16
Handlebar fitting, right . . . . . . . 17
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
3 Status indicators . . . . . . .
Multifunction display . . . . . . . .
Meaning of symbols . . . . . . . . .
Fuel capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning and telltale
lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service-due indicator . . . . . . . .
Kilometres travelled after fuel
down to reserve . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ambient temperature. . . . . . . .
Tyre pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
21
22
23
23
4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition switch and steering
lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic immobiliser
EWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stopwatch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard warning flashers . . . . .
37
24
25
25
26
26
26
38
39
39
40
41
43
44
44
Emergency off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grip heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad ABS . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Securing helmet to motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5 Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . .
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Off-roading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking your motorcycle . . . .
Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
45
45
46
47
47
48
49
50
50
51
52
53
55
56
58
59
61
61
62
63
64
65
Secure the motorcycle for
transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
6 Engineering details . . . . . 69
Brake system with BMW
Motorrad ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Tyre pressure monitoring
RDC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
7 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General instructions . . . . . . . . .
Power sockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Topcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
75
76
76
77
77
80
8 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
General instructions . . . . . . . . . 86
Toolkit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Rims and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . 103
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Body panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
111
112
113
114
9 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washing motorcycle. . . . . . .
Cleaning easily damaged
components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protective wax coating . . . .
Laying up motorcycle . . . . .
Restoring motorcycle to
use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
119
120
120
10 Technical data . . . . . .
troubleshooting chart . . . . . .
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . .
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . .
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
123
124
125
127
128
128
129
130
130
131
131
120
121
122
122
122
Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . .
Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding specifications . . . . . .
132
133
134
135
136
136
11 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad service . . . .
BMW Motorrad service
quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad mobility
services - roadside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad service
network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance work . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of service . . . .
137
138
138
138
139
139
140
145
General instructions
General instructions
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . 6
1
5
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
General instructions
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
z
1
General instructions
6
z
Overview
Chapter 2 of this Rider's Manual will provide you with an initial
overview of your motorcycle. All
maintenance and repair work on
the motorcycle is documented in
Chapter 11. This record of the
maintenance work you have had
performed on your motorcycle is
a precondition for generous treatment of goodwill claims.
When the time comes to sell
your BMW, please remember
to hand over this Rider's Manual; it is an important part of the
motorcycle.
Abbreviations and
symbols
Indicates warnings that you
must comply with for reasons of your safety and the safety
of others, and to protect your
motorcycle against damage.
Specific instructions on
how to operate, control, adjust or look after items of equipment on the motorcycle.
Indicates the end of an
item of information.
OE
Optional extra
The motorcycles are assembled complete with
all the BMW optional extras originally ordered.
OA
Optional accessory
You can obtain optional accessories through
your authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer; optional
accessories have to be
retrofitted to the motorcycle.
Instruction.
Result of an activity.
Reference to a page with
more detailed information.
Indicates the end of a
passage relating to specific accessories or items
of equipment.
EWS Electronic immobiliser.
Tightening torque.
ABS
Item of technical data.
RDC Tyre pressure monitoring
(ReifenDruck-Control)
DWA Anti-theft alarm (Diebstahlwarnanlage)
Anti-lock brake system
Technical data
When you ordered your BMW
motorcycle, you chose various
items of custom equipment. This
Rider's Manual describes optional extras (OE) offered by BMW
and selected optional accessories (OA). This explains why the
manual may also contain descriptions of equipment which
you have not ordered. Please
note, too, that your motorcycle
might not be exactly as illustrated in this manual on account
of country-specific differences.
If your BMW was supplied with
equipment not described in
this Rider's Manual, you will
find these features described in
separate manuals.
All dimensions, weights and
power ratings stated in the
Rider's Manual are quoted to the
standards and comply with the
tolerance requirements of the
Deutsches Institut für Normung
e.V. (DIN). Versions for individual
countries may differ.
Currency
The high safety and quality
standards of BMW motorcycles
are maintained by constant
development work on designs,
equipment and accessories.
Because of this, your motorcycle
may differ from the information
supplied in the Rider's Manual.
Nor can BMW Motorrad entirely
rule out errors and omissions.
We hope you will appreciate that
no claims can be entertained on
the basis of the data, illustrations
or descriptions in this manual.
1
7
General instructions
Equipment
z
General instructions
1
8
z
General views
General views
General view, left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2
9
Underneath the trim panel . . . . . . . . . . 15
Handlebar fitting, left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Handlebar fitting, right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
General views
Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
z
General views
2
10
z
1
2
3
Power socket ( 76)
Seat lock ( 52)
Engine-oil filler neck and
oil dipstick ( 87)
2
11
General views
General view, left side
z
General views
2
12
z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Fuel filler neck ( 65)
Brake-fluid reservoir, rear
( 92)
VIN, type plate (on
steering-head bearing)
Brake-fluid reservoir, front
( 91)
Coolant level indicator (behind side panel) ( 93)
Adjuster, spring preload
( 49)
Adjuster for damping characteristic ( 50)
2
13
General views
General view, right side
z
2
Underneath the seat
1
General views
14
z
2
3
4
5
6
7
Stowage
with first-aid kit OA
Location of the first-aid kit
Standard toolkit ( 86)
Payload table
Table of tyre pressures
Helmet holder ( 53)
Rider's Manual
Tool for adjusting spring
preload ( 49)
Underneath the trim
panel
2
1
2
15
112)
General views
Battery ( 114)
Air-filter housing (
z
2
General views
16
z
Handlebar fitting, left
1
2
3
4
5
Selecting reading in extended area ( 40)
with BMW Motorrad
ABS OE
Operating the ABS
( 46)
Horn
Flashing turn indicators,
left ( 44)
Hazard warning flashers
( 44)
High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher ( 43)
1
2
3
4
5
Emergency off switch (kill
switch) ( 45)
Starter button ( 59)
with heated handlebar
grips OE
Grip heating control
( 45)
Flashing turn indicators,
right ( 44)
Hazard warning flashers
( 44)
Cancel button, flashing
turn indicators ( 44)
Pushbutton, cancel hazard
warning flashers ( 44)
2
17
General views
Handlebar fitting, right
z
2
General views
18
z
Instrument panel
1
2
3
4
5
Warning and telltale lights
( 24)
Speedometer
Setting clock ( 39).
with on-board computer OE
Operation of the stopwatch
( 41)
Multifunction display
( 22)
Select the readings
( 40).
Resetting tripmeter
( 41).
7
Ambient-light brightness
sensor (for adapting the
brightness of the instrument lighting)
with anti-theft alarm OE
Anti-theft alarm telltale light
(see the instructions for
use for the anti-theft alarm)
with on-board computer OE
Redline warning ( 62)
Rev. counter
The instrument-cluster
lighting has automatic day
and night switchover.
2
19
General views
6
z
General views
2
20
z
Status indicators
Status indicators
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Meaning of symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
3
21
Warning and telltale lights . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Service-due indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Kilometres travelled after fuel down
to reserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Ambient temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Tyre pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Status indicators
Fuel capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
z
3
Status indicators
22
z
Multifunction display
1
2
Trip meter ( 40)
Warning for engine electronics ( 31)
3
with on-board computer OE
Stopwatch ( 41)
4
Time ( 39)
5
with tyre pressure monitoring (RDC) OE
Tyre pressures ( 26)
6
Warning for coolant temperature ( 30)
7
Service due ( 25)
8
Values area ( 40)
9
with on-board computer OE
Symbols explaining the
readings shown in the values area ( 23)
10 – with on-board computer
(optional extra)
The horizontal bars indicate the level of the coolant
temperature.
Meaning of symbols
with on-board computer OE
(
distance travelled after
fuel down to reserve in km
25)
Average consumption in l/
100 km
Average speed in km/h
Current consumption in l/
100 km
Ambient temperature in °C
( 26)
Fuel capacity
with on-board computer OE
The horizontal bars above
the fuel-pump symbol indicate the remaining quantity of
fuel. The top bar is larger than
the others and the quantity of
fuel it represents is significantly
larger.
Once you have refuelled, the
gauge briefly shows the original
level, before the reading is updated.
3
23
Status indicators
11 – with on-board computer
(optional extra)
Gear indicator; "N" indicates neutral
12
with on-board computer OE
Fuel capacity ( 23)
13 – with on-board computer
(optional extra)
Values area ( 40)
14 a warning is shown in the
values area ( 26)
z
3
Warning and telltale
lights
24
1
Status indicators
2
z
3
4
5
6
7
8
Oil-pressure warning light
( 31)
with BMW Motorrad
ABS OE
ABS warning light ( 33)
Warning light for fuel down
to reserve ( 30)
General warning light, in
combination with warnings
in the display ( 26)
High-beam headlight telltale light
Telltale light for right turn
indicators
Telltale light for neutral
Telltale light for left turn
indicators
The ABS symbol might differ, depending on the specifics of national regulations.
If the next service is due in less
than one month, the date for the
next service 1 is shown briefly
after the Pre-Ride Check completes. The month is shown as a
two-digit number and the year as
a four-digit number, with a colon
as separator, so in this example
the next service is due in March
2011.
panied by the 'General' warning
light showing yellow. The word
"Service" remains permanently
visible.
If the motorcycle covers long distances in the course of the year,
under certain circumstances it
might be necessary to have it
serviced at a date in advance
of the forecast due date. If the
countdown distance to the odometer reading at which a service
will be due is less than 1000 km,
the distance is counted down in
steps of 100 km 2 and is shown
briefly after the Pre-Ride Check
completes.
If service is overdue, the due
date or the odometer reading at
which service was due is accom-
If the service-due indicator
appears more than a month
before the service date, the date
saved in the instrument cluster
must be adjusted. This situation
can occur if the battery was disconnected for a prolonged period
of time.
If you want to have the date set
consult a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Kilometres travelled
after fuel down to
reserve
with on-board computer OE
Once the fuel has dropped
to the reserve level, the
reading shows the kilometres
3
25
Status indicators
Service-due indicator
z
3
26
travelled since then. This counter
is reset as soon as refuelling
brings the total quantity of fuel
on board back above the reserve
level.
Tyre pressures
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
Status indicators
Ambient temperature
z
with on-board computer OE
When the motorcycle is at
a standstill the heat of the
engine can falsify the ambienttemperature reading. If the effect
of the engine's heat becomes excessive, -- temporarily appears
on the display.
If ambient temperature drops below 3 °C the temperature display flashes to draw your attention to the risk of black ice forming. The display automatically
switches from any other mode
to the temperature reading when
the temperature drops below this
threshold for the first time.
The tyre-pressure readings are
based on a reference tyre temperature of 20 °C. The front
tyre pressure is on the left 1
; the reading on the right 2 is
the rear tyre pressure. "-- --"
appears directly after the ignition is switched on, because
the sensors do not transmit tyre
pressures until the first time the
motorcycle accelerates to more
than 30 km/h.
If warning triangle 3 also
shows, the reading is a
warning. The critical pressure
flashes.
If the critical value is close to the
limit of the permissible tolerance
range, the reading is accompanied by the 'General' warning light
showing yellow. If the tyre pressure registered by the sensor is
outside the permissible tolerance
range, the 'General' warning light
flashes red.
The detailed description of BMW
Motorrad RDC starts on page
( 72) .
Warnings
Mode of presentation
Warnings are indicated by the
corresponding warning lights.
3
Warnings that do not have warning lights of their own are indicated by 'General' warning light 1
showing in combination with a
text warning or a warning symbol
in the multifunction display. The
'General' warning light shows red
or yellow, depending on the urgency of the warning.
A reading in values area 2
that constitutes a warning
is accompanied by warning
triangle 3. These warnings can
alternate with the odometer
readings ( 40).
The status of the 'General' warning light matches the most urgent warning.
The possible warnings are listed
on the next page.
Status indicators
27
z
3
28
Warnings, overview
Warning light
Lights up yellow
Status indicators
+ "EWS" appears
on the display
Status indicators
Lights up
Meaning
Electronic immobiliser active (
Fuel down to reserve (
30)
30)
Lights up red
Flashes
Coolant temperature too high (
Lights up yellow
Appears on the display
Engine in emergency-operation mode
( 31)
Flashes
30)
Insufficient engine oil pressure (
z
Lights up yellow
Lights up yellow
+ "LAMP" appears on the display
Bulb defective (
"x.x
Ice warning (
°C" flashes
+ "dWA" appears
on the display
31)
32)
Anti-theft alarm battery flat (
32)
31)
Status indicators
Meaning
Flashes
ABS self-diagnosis not completed
( 33)
Lights up
ABS deactivated (
Lights up
ABS fault (
3
29
33)
33)
Lights up yellow
+ "x.x" flashes
Tyre pressure close to limit of permitted
tolerance ( 33)
Flashes red
+ "x.x" flashes
Tyre pressure outside permitted tolerance ( 34)
+ "--" or "---" appears on
Signal transmission disrupted (
34)
the display.
Lights up yellow
+ "--" or "---" appears on
Sensor defective or system error
( 35)
the display.
Lights up yellow
+ "RdC" appears
on the display.
Battery of tyre-pressure sensor weak
( 35)
Status indicators
Warning light
z
3
30
Electronic immobiliser
active
General warning light shows
yellow.
Status indicators
+ "EWS" appears on the
display.
z
Possible cause:
The key being used is not authorised for starting, or communication between key and engine
electronics is disrupted.
Remove all other vehicle keys
from the same ring as the ignition key.
Use the reserve key.
Have the defective key replaced, preferably by an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Fuel down to reserve
Warning light for fuel down
to reserve shows.
Lack of fuel can result in
the engine misfiring and
cutting out unexpectedly. Misfiring can damage the catalytic
converter; a hazardous situation
can result if the engine cuts out
unexpectedly.
Do not run the fuel tank dry.
Possible cause:
The fuel tank contains no more
than the reserve quantity of fuel.
Reserve fuel
approx. 4 l
Refuelling ( 65).
Coolant temperature too
high
General warning light shows
red.
The temperature symbol
flashes.
Continuing to ride when the
engine is overheated could
result in engine damage.
Compliance with the information
set out below is essential.
Possible cause:
If the coolant level is too low.
Check the coolant level ( 93).
If the coolant level is too low:
Topping up coolant ( 93).
Possible cause:
The coolant temperature is too
high.
If possible, ride in the part-load
range to cool down the engine.
In traffic jams, switch off the
engine, but leave the ignition
switched on so that the radiator fan continues to operate.
If the coolant temperature is
frequently too high, have the
fault rectified as soon as possible by a specialist workshop,
Engine in emergencyoperation mode
General warning light shows
yellow.
Engine symbol appears on
the display.
The engine is running in
emergency operating mode.
Full engine power or full engine
rpm might not be available and
this can cause hazardous situations, particularly if you attempt
to overtake other road users.
Engine power level might be
lower than normal: adapt your
style of riding accordingly.
Possible cause:
The engine control unit has diagnosed a fault. In exceptional
cases, the engine stops and refuses to start. Otherwise, the en-
gine runs in emergency operating
mode.
You can continue to ride, but
bear in mind that the usual engine power might not be available.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Insufficient engine oil
pressure
Warning light for engine-oil
pressure flashes.
The oil pressure in the lube-oil
system is too low. Stop immediately and switch off the engine.
The insufficient oil pressure warning does not fulfil
the function of an oil gauge. The
only way of checking whether
the oil level is correct is to check
with the oil dipstick.
Possible cause:
The engine-oil level is too low.
Checking engine oil level
( 87).
If the oil level is too low:
Top up the engine oil ( 88).
Possible cause:
The engine-oil pressure is insufficient.
Riding when engine-oil
pressure is low can result
in engine damage.
Do not continue your journey.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Bulb defective
General warning light shows
yellow.
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+ "LAMP" appears on the
display.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easier for other users to
oversee the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
Possible cause:
Bulb defective.
Visually inspect to ascertain
which bulb is defective.
Replacing low-beam and highbeam headlight bulb ( 105).
Replacing parking-light bulb
( 106).
Replacing brake light and rear
light bulb ( 108).
Replacing turn indicator bulbs,
front and rear ( 108).
Ice warning
with on-board computer OE
"x.x °C" (ambient temperature) flashes.
Possible cause:
The air temperature measured
at the motorcycle is lower than
3 °C.
The ice warning does not
mean that there is no risk
of black ice forming at measured
temperatures above 3 °C.
Always take extra care when
temperatures are low; remember
that the danger of black ice forming is particularly high on bridges
and where the road is in shade.
Ride carefully and think well
ahead.
Anti-theft alarm battery
flat
with anti-theft alarm OE
General warning light shows
yellow.
+ "dWA" appears on the
display.
This error message appears
only briefly after the preride check completes.
Possible cause:
The integral battery in the antitheft alarm has lost its entire original capacity. There is no assurance that the anti-theft alarm will
be operational if the motorcycle's
battery is disconnected.
Seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
ABS warning light flashes.
Possible cause:
The ABS function is not
available, because selfdiagnosis did not complete. The
motorcycle has to move forward
a few metres for the wheel
sensors to be tested.
Pull away slowly. Bear in mind
that the ABS function is not
available until self-diagnosis has
completed.
ABS deactivated
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
ABS warning light shows.
Possible cause:
The rider has switched off the
ABS system.
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
Activating ABS function
( 47).
ABS fault
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
ABS warning light shows.
Possible cause:
The ABS control unit has detected a fault. The ABS function is
not available.
You can continue to ride. Bear
in mind that the ABS function
is not available. Bear in mind
the more detailed information
on situations that can lead to
an ABS fault ( 71).
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Tyre pressure close
to limit of permitted
tolerance
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
General warning light shows
yellow.
+ "x.x" (critical pressure)
flashes.
Possible cause:
Measured tyre pressure is close
to the limit of permitted tolerance.
Correct the tyre pressure as
stated on the inside cover of
the Rider's Manual.
Before you adjust tyre pressure, read the information
on temperature compensation
and adjusting pressure in the
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completed
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section entitled "Engineering
details".
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Tyre pressure outside
permitted tolerance
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General warning light
flashes red.
+ "x.x" (critical pressure)
flashes.
Possible cause:
Measured tyre pressure is outside permitted tolerance.
Check the tyre for damage and
to ascertain whether the motorcycle can be ridden with the
tyre in its present condition.
If the motorcycle can be ridden
with the tyre in its present condition:
Incorrect tyre pressures impair the motorcycle's handling characteristics.
If tyre pressure is incorrect it is
essential to adapt your style of
riding accordingly.
Correct the tyre pressure at the
earliest possible opportunity.
Have the tyre checked for
damage by a specialist
workshop, preferably an
authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
If you are unsure whether the
motorcycle can be ridden with
the tyre in its present condition:
Do not continue your journey.
Notify the breakdown service.
Have the tyre checked for
damage by a specialist
workshop, preferably an
authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Signal transmission
disrupted
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
+ "--" or "-- --" appears on the display.
Possible cause:
The motorcycle has not yet accelerated past the threshold of
approximately 30 km/h. The
RDC sensors do not start transmitting signals until the motorcycle reaches a speed above this
threshold ( 72).
Increase speed above this
threshold and observe the RDC
readings. Assume that a permanent fault has not occurred
unless the 'General' warning
light comes on to accompany
the symptoms. Under these
circumstances:
Have the fault rectified by a
specialist workshop, preferably
Possible cause:
Wireless communication with the
RDC sensors has been disrupted.
Possible causes include radiocommunication systems operating in the vicinity and interfering
with the link between the RDC
control unit and the sensors.
Move to another location and
observe the RDC readings. Assume that a permanent fault
has not occurred unless the
'General' warning light comes
on to accompany the symptoms. Under these circumstances:
Have the fault rectified by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Sensor defective or
system error
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
General warning light shows
yellow.
+ "--" or "-- --" appears on the display.
Possible cause:
Motorcycle is fitted with wheels
not equipped with RDC sensors.
Fit wheels and tyres equipped
with RDC sensors.
Possible cause:
One or two RDC sensors have
failed.
Have the fault rectified by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Possible cause:
A system error has occurred.
Have the fault rectified by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Battery of tyre-pressure
sensor weak
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
General warning light shows
yellow.
+ "RdC" appears on the
display.
This error message appears
only briefly after the preride check completes.
Possible cause:
The integral battery in the tyrepressure sensor has lost a significant proportion of its original
capacity. There is no assurance
of how long the tyre pressure
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an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
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control system can remain operational.
Seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Operation
Ignition switch and steering lock . . . . 38
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Electronic immobiliser EWS . . . . . . . . . 39
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Stopwatch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Securing helmet to motorcycle . . . . . 53
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Emergency off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Grip heating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
BMW Motorrad ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
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Ignition switch and
steering lock
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Keys
Operation
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You receive two master keys and
one spare key. Please consult
the information on the electronic
immobiliser (EWS) if a key is lost
or mislaid ( 39).
Ignition switch and steering lock,
tank filler cap lock and seat lock
are all operated with the same
key.
with case OA
with topcase OA
If you wish you can arrange to
have the cases and the topcase fitted with locks that can
be opened with this key as well.
Consult a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Switching on ignition
Turn the key to position 1.
Parking lights and all function
circuits switched on.
Engine can be started.
Pre-ride check is performed.
( 60)
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
ABS self-diagnosis is
performed. ( 60)
Switch off the ignition
Turn the key to position 2.
Lights switched off.
Handlebars not locked.
Key can be removed.
Electrically powered accessories remain operational for a limited period of time.
The battery can be recharged
via the on-board socket.
Locking handlebars
Turn the handlebars all the way
to left
Turn the key to position 3,
while moving the handlebars
slightly.
Ignition, lights and all function
circuits switched off.
Handlebars locked.
Key can be removed.
Electronic immobiliser
EWS
The motorcycle's electronics
exchange certain continuously
changing signals with the electronics in the key; these signals
are specific to your motorcycle
and they are transmitted via the
A spare key attached to
the same ring as the ignition key used to start the engine could "irritate" the electronics, in which case the enabling
signal for starting is not issued.
The EWS warning appears in the
multifunction display.
Always keep the spare key separately from the ignition key.
If you mislay a key you can have
the key in question barred by
your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer. In order to have a key
barred you must bring along all
the other keys belonging to the
motorcycle.
The engine cannot be started by
a barred key, but a key that has
been barred can subsequently be
reactivated.
You can obtain replacement/extra
keys only through an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer. The keys
are part of an integrated security
system, so the dealer is under an
obligation to check the legitimacy
of all applications for replacement/extra keys.
Clock
Setting clock
Attempting to set the clock
while riding the motorcycle
can lead to accidents.
Set the clock only when the motorcycle is stationary.
Switch on the ignition.
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ring aerial in the ignition lock.
The ignition is not enabled for
starting until the engine control
unit has recognised the key as
"authorised" for your motorcycle.
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Select the readings
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Switch on the ignition.
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
Tyre pressures
Operation
Warnings, if applicable
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with on-board computer OE
Press and hold down button 1
until the hours number 3
flashes.
Repeatedly press the button
until the hours number is correct.
Press and hold down the button until the minutes number 4
flashes.
Repeatedly press the button
until the minutes number is
correct.
Hold down the button until the
minutes number stops flashing.
This completes the process.
Press button 2 to select the
reading in values area 3.
The following values can be displayed:
Total kilometres (shown)
Tripmeter 1 (Trip I)
Tripmeter 2 (Trip II)
Press button 4 to select the
reading in values area 5.
The following values can be displayed:
Ambient temperature (°C)
Average speed in km/h
Current consumption in l/
100 km
distance travelled after fuel
down to reserve in km
Resetting average values
Stopwatch
with on-board computer OE
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Switch on the ignition.
Select average consumption or
average speed.
Resetting tripmeter
Switch on the ignition.
Select the desired tripmeter.
Press and hold down button 1
until the value shown is reset.
Stopwatch
Press and hold down button 2
until the tripmeter reading is
reset.
with on-board computer OE
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You can switch from the odometer reading to a stopwatch 3.
The readout is in hours, minutes,
seconds and tenths of a second,
with dots as separators.
By swapping the functions of
button 2 and the INFO button
on the handlebar fitting you can
make the stopwatch easier to
use (as a lap timer) as you ride.
If you swap the functions in this
way the stopwatch and the odometer are operated by means of
the INFO button and you must
Operation
Average consumption in l/
100 km
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Changing button
functions
use button 2 to operate the onboard computer.
The stopwatch continues to time
in the background if you switch
back temporarily to the odometer
reading. Similarly, the stopwatch
continues timing if you temporarily switch off the ignition.
Operating stopwatch
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If necessary, use button 1 to
switch from the odometer to
the stopwatch.
When the stopwatch is
stopped, press button 2 to
start timing with the stopwatch.
When the stopwatch is running,
press button 2 to stop timing
with the stopwatch.
Press and hold down button 2
to reset the stopwatch.
Press button 1 and button 2
at the same time and hold
them down until the reading
changes.
FLASH (redline warning) appears, along with ON or OFF.
Press button 2.
LAP (Lap-Timer) and ON or
OFF appear.
Repeatedly press button 1 until
the reading shows the mode
you want.
Stopwatch operated by
means of the INFO button on
the handlebar fitting.
OFF: Stopwatch operated by
means of button 2 in the instrument panel.
To save the setting, press
button 1 and button 2 at
the same time and hold
them down until the reading
changes.
Lights
Side light
Low-beam headlight
The low-beam headlight switches
on automatically when you start
the engine.
When the engine is not
running you can switch on
the lights by switching on the ignition and either switching on the
high-beam headlight or operating
the headlight flasher.
Press bottom section of
switch 1 to operate the
headlight flasher.
Switch off the ignition.
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Immediately after switching off
the ignition, push button 1 and
hold it in this position until the
parking lights come on.
Switch the ignition on and off
again to switch off the parking
lights.
The side lights place
a strain on the battery.
Do not switch the ignition
on for longer than absolutely
necessary.
Press top section of switch 1
to switch on the high-beam
headlight.
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Parking light
High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher
The side lights switch on automatically when the ignition is
switched on.
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Turn indicators
Hazard warning
flashers
Operating flashing turn
indicators
Operating hazard warning
flashers
Operation
Switch on the ignition.
The turn indicators are cancelled automatically after
you have ridden for approximately 10 seconds, or covered a
distance of about 200 m.
Switch on the ignition.
Press button 2 to switch on
the right flashing turn indicator.
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Press button 1 to switch on
the left flashing turn indicator.
The hazard warning flashers place a strain on the
battery. Do not use the hazard
warning flashers for longer than
absolutely necessary.
If you press a turn-indicator button with the ignition
switched on, the turn-indicator
function is activated instead of
the hazard warning flashers, and
remains active until you release
the button. The hazard warning
flashers recommence flashing as
soon as the button is released.
Press button 3 to switch off
the flashing turn indicators.
Emergency off switch
(kill switch)
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Press buttons 1 and 2 at the
same time to switch on the
hazard warning flashers.
Ignition can be switched off.
a
1
Emergency off switch (kill
switch)
Operating the kill switch
when riding can cause
the rear wheel to lock and thus
cause a fall.
Do not operate the kill switch
when riding.
Press button 3 to switch off
the hazard warning flashers.
The emergency off switch is a
kill switch for switching off the
engine quickly and easily.
b
Normal operating position
(run)
Engine switched off.
Grip heating
with heated handlebar grips OE
Operation
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off to ensure the battery's starting capability.
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1
Grip-heating switch
The handlebar grips have twostage heating. Stage two is for
heating the grips quickly: it is advisable to switch back to stage
one as soon as the grips are
warm. Grip heating can be activated only when the engine is
running.
The increase in power consumption caused by the
grip heating can drain the battery if you are riding at low engine speeds. If the charge level
is low, grip heating is switched
2
3
4
Heating off.
50 % heat output (one dot
visible)
100 % heat output (three
dots visible)
BMW Motorrad ABS
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
Deactivating ABS function
Bring the motorcycle to a stop
or, if the motorcycle is at a
standstill, switch on the ignition.
Press and hold down button 1
until the ABS warning light
changes status.
ABS warning light shows.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
ABS warning light remains
ON.
The ABS function is deactivated.
If you switch the ignition off
then on again and the ABS
light comes back on, there is a
fault in the ABS.
Clutch
Adjusting clutch lever
Press and hold down button 1
until the ABS warning light
changes status.
ABS warning light goes out;
if self-diagnosis has not
completed it starts flashing.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
The ABS warning light remains off or continues to
flash.
The ABS function is activated.
You also have the option of
switching the ignition off and
then on again.
Attempting to adjust the
clutch lever while riding the
motorcycle can lead to accidents.
Do not attempt to adjust the
clutch lever unless the motorcycle is at a standstill.
between the clutch lever and
the handlebar grip.
Turn adjusting screw 1
counter-clockwise to reduce
the span between the clutch
lever and the handlebar grip.
The adjusting screw is easier to turn if you push the
clutch lever forward.
Brakes
Adjust the handbrake
lever
Changing the position of
the brake-fluid reservoir can
allow air to penetrate the brake
system.
Do not twist the handlebar fitting
or the handlebars.
Turn adjusting screw 1
clockwise to increase the span
Attempting to adjust the
handbrake lever while riding the motorcycle can lead to
accidents.
Do not attempt to adjust the
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handbrake lever unless the motorcycle is at a standstill.
Mirrors
Adjusting mirror arm
Adjust the mirrors
Operation
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Turn adjusting screw 1
clockwise to increase the span
between the brake lever and
the handlebar grip.
Turn adjusting screw 1
counter-clockwise to reduce
the span between the brake
lever and the handlebar grip.
The adjusting screw is easier to turn if you push the
handbrake lever forward.
Turn the mirror to the correct
position.
Push protective cap 1 up over
the threaded fastener on the
mirror arm.
Slacken nut 2.
Turn the mirror arm to the appropriate position.
Tighten the nut to the specified tightening torque, while
holding the mirror arm to ensure that it does not move out
of position.
Locknut (mirror) to clamp
adapter
20 Nm
Spring preload
Setting
It is essential to set spring preload of the rear suspension to
suit the load carried by the motorcycle. Increase spring preload
when the motorcycle is heavily
loaded and reduce spring preload
accordingly when the motorcycle
is lightly loaded.
Remove on-board toolkit 1.
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If you want to increase spring
preload, use the tool from the
on-board toolkit to turn knob 2
clockwise.
If you want to reduce spring
preload, use the tool from the
on-board toolkit to turn knob 2
counter-clockwise.
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Basic setting of spring
preload, rear
Turn the adjusting screw
counter-clockwise as far as
it will go (Full load of fuel,
with rider 85 kg)
Adjusting spring preload
for rear wheel
Remove the seat (
Adjust the damping characteristic
to suit spring preload.
52).
with lowered suspension OE
Your motorcycle's handling will suffer if you do not
match the spring-preload and
damping-characteristic settings.
Turn adjusting screw as far
as it will go counter-clockwise, then pretension the
spring 5 clicks. (Full load of
fuel, with rider 85 kg)
Stow the on-board toolkit in its
correct position.
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Push the protective cap over
the threaded fastener.
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Installing seat (
in the direction indicated by the
H arrow.
If you want a softer damping
characteristic, use a screwdriver to turn adjusting screw 1
in the direction indicated by the
S arrow.
53).
Damping
Setting
Damping must be adapted to suit
the surface on which the motorcycle is ridden and to suit spring
preload.
An uneven surface requires
softer damping than a smooth
surface.
An increase in spring preload
requires firmer damping, a reduction in spring preload requires softer damping.
You adjust the damping characteristic by turning adjusting
screw 1.
Basic setting of rear-suspension damping characteristic
Turn adjusting screw as far
as it will go clockwise, then
back it off 2 turns. (Full load
of fuel, with rider 85 kg)
Tyres
Adjusting damping for
rear wheel
Checking tyre pressure
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
If you want a harder damping
characteristic, use a screwdriver to turn adjusting screw 1
Incorrect tyre pressures impair the motorcycle's handling characteristics and increase
the rate of tyre wear.
Always check that the tyre pressures are correct.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Check tyre pressures against
the data below.
Tyre pressure, front
2.2 bar (one-up, at tyre temperature 20 °C)
2.4 bar (two-up and/or with
luggage, at tyre temperature
20 °C)
Tyre pressure, rear
2.4 bar (one-up, at tyre temperature 20 °C)
2.8 bar (two-up and/or with
luggage, at tyre temperature
20 °C)
If tyre pressure is too low:
Correct tyre pressure.
Headlight
Adjusting headlight for
driving on left/driving on
right
If the motorcycle is ridden in a
country where the opposite rule
of the road applies, its asymmetric low-beam headlight will tend
to dazzle oncoming traffic.
Have the headlight set accordingly by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Headlight beam throw and
spring preload
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Headlight beam throw is generally kept constant when spring
preload is adjusted to suit load.
Spring preload adjustment might
not suffice only if the motorcycle
is very heavily loaded. Under
these circumstances, headlight
beam throw has to be adjusted
to suit the weight carried by the
motorcycle.
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Consult a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer,
if you are unsure whether the
headlight beam-throw setting is
correct.
Operation
At high road speeds, tyre
valves installed perpendicular to the wheel rim have a
tendency to open as a result of
centrifugal force.
In order to avoid sudden deflation, fit valves installed perpendicular to the rim with valve caps
complete with rubber seals and
make sure the valve caps are
screwed firmly on to the valves.
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Adjusting headlight beam
throw
Beam-throw basic setting
Operation
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Slacken screws 1 on left and
right.
Adjust beam throw by tilting
the headlight slightly about its
horizontal axis.
Tighten screws 1 on left and
right.
Slacken screws 1 on left and
right.
Tilt the headlight slightly
about its horizontal axis until
arrowhead 2 is pointing toward
marker 3.
Tighten screws 1 on left and
right.
Turn the key to the left in seat
lock 1 and hold it in this position while pressing down the
front part of the seat.
Seat
Remove the seat
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Lift seat 2 at the front and release the key.
Installing seat
Use a plastic-sheathed steel
cable to secure the helmet to
helmet holder 1 on left or right.
Engage the seat in holders 3.
Firmly press down on the seat
at the front.
The seat engages with an audible click.
Securing helmet to
motorcycle
Remove the seat (
52).
If it is attached on the left
side of the motorcycle,
there is a possibility of the hel-
The helmet catch can
scratch the panelling.
Make sure the lock is out of the
way when you hook the helmet
into position.
Pass the steel cable through
the helmet and the holder and
position cable and helmet as
shown here.
Installing seat ( 53).
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Operation
met being damaged by the hot
end silencer.
If possible, attach the helmet
on the right-hand side of the
motorcycle.
Remove the seat and place
it, rubber buffers down, on a
clean surface.
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Riding
Riding
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
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Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Off-roading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Parking your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Secure the motorcycle for transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
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Safety instructions
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Do not ride without the correct
clothing. Always wear:
Helmet
Motorcycling jacket and
trousers
Gloves
Boots
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Rider's equipment
standard-height suspension (see
the section entitled "Technical
data").
Risk of accident by unexpectedly early contact with
the ground.
Bear in mind that lowered
suspension limits the
motorcycle's angle of heel and
ground clearance.
This applies even to short journeys, and to every season of
the year. Your authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer will be glad to
advise you on the correct clothing for every purpose.
Test your motorcycle's angle
of heel in situations that do not
involve risk. When riding over
kerbs and similar obstacles, bear
in mind that your motorcycle's
ground clearance is limited.
Restricted angle of heel
Lowering the motorcycle's suspension shortens suspension
travel. Ride comfort might be
restricted as a result. Be sure to
adjust spring preload accordingly,
particularly for riding two-up.
with lowered suspension OE
A motorcycle with lowered
suspension has less ground
clearance and cannot corner
at angles of heel as extreme
as those achievable by a
counterpart motorcycle with
Correct loading
Overloading and imbalanced loads can adversely
affect the motorcycle's handling.
Do not exceed the permissible
gross weight and be sure to
comply with the instructions on
loading.
Set spring preload, damping
characteristic and tyre pressures to suit total weight.
with case OA
Ensure that the case volumes
on the left and right are equal.
Make sure that the weight is
uniformly distributed between
right and left.
Pack heavy items at the bottom of the cases and toward
the inboard side.
Note the maximum permissible
payload and the speed limit
for riding with cases fitted, as
topcase OA
with
Note the maximum permissible
payload and the speed limit for
riding with topcase fitted, as
stated on the label inside the
topcase.
with tank rucksack OA
Note the maximum permissible
payload of the tank rucksack
and the speed limit for riding
with a tank rucksack on the
motorcycle.
Payload of tank rucksack
max 5 kg
Maximum permissible
speed for riding with the
tank rucksack fitted to the motorcycle
max 130 km/h
with rear softbag OA
Note the maximum permissible
payload of the rear softbag and
the speed limit for riding with a
rear softbag on the motorcycle.
Payload of rear softbag
max 1.5 kg
Maximum permissible
speed for riding with the
rear softbag fitted to the motorcycle
max 130 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 the spring-strut and
shock-absorber system
Imbalanced load
Loose clothing
Insufficient tyre pressure
Poor tyre tread
Etc.
Risk of poisoning
Exhaust fumes contain carbon
monoxide, which is colourless
and odourless but highly toxic.
Inhaling the exhaust fumes
therefore represents a
health hazard and can even
cause loss of consciousness with
fatal consequences.
Do not inhale exhaust fumes.
Do not run the engine in an enclosed space.
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stated on the label inside the
case.
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Catalytic converter
Risk of overheating
Checklist
If misfiring causes unburned fuel
to enter the catalytic converter,
there is a danger of overheating
and damage.
For this reason, observe the following points:
Do not run the fuel tank dry.
Do not attempt to start or run
the engine with a spark-plug
cap disconnected.
Stop the engine immediately if
it misfires.
Use only unleaded fuel.
Comply with all specified maintenance intervals.
Cooling would be
inadequate if the engine
were allowed to idle for a lengthy
period with the motorcycle at
a standstill: overheating would
result. In extreme cases, the
motorcycle could catch fire.
Do not allow the engine to idle
unnecessarily. Ride away immediately after starting the engine.
Use the following checklist to
check important functions, settings and wear limits before you
ride off.
Brakes
Brake-fluid levels, front and rear
Clutch
Damping-characteristic setting
and spring preload
Tyre-tread depth and tyre
pressures
Cases correctly installed and
luggage secured
Unburned fuel will destroy
the catalytic converter.
Note the points listed for protection of the catalytic converter.
Tampering
Tampering with motorcycle settings (e.g. electronic engine management unit,
throttle valves, clutch) can cause
damages to the components in
question and lead to failure of
safety-relevant functions. Damage caused in this way is not
covered by the warranty.
Do not tamper with the motorcycle in any way that could result
in tuned performance.
At regular intervals:
Engine oil level (every refuelling
stop)
Brake-pad wear (every third
refuelling stop)
Tension and lubrication of the
drive chain
Starting engine
Side stand
You cannot start the motorcycle
with the side stand extended and
a gear engaged. The engine will
switch itself off if you start it with
the gearbox in neutral and then
engage a gear before retracting
the side stand.
Gearbox
You can start the engine when
the gearbox is in neutral or if you
pull the clutch with a gear engaged. Do not pull the clutch until after you have switched on the
ignition, as otherwise the engine
will refuse to start.
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
ABS self-diagnosis is
performed. ( 60)
Switch on the ignition.
Pre-ride check is performed.
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Kill switch in run position a.
Gearbox lubrication is ensured only when the engine
is running. Inadequate lubrication can result in damage to the
gearbox.
Do not allow the motorcycle to
roll for a lengthy period of time or
push it a long distance with the
engine switched off.
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Starting
Press starter button 1.
If ambient temperatures are
very low, you might find it
necessary to open the throttle
slightly when starting the engine.
At ambient temperatures below
0 °C, disengage the clutch after
switching on the ignition.
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.
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The engine starts.
If the engine refuses to start,
consult the troubleshooting
chart in the section entitled
"Technical data". ( 124)
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Pre-ride check
The instrument panel runs a test
of the instruments and the telltale
and warning lights 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
The rev. counter and speedometer needles both swing to
the limit values on their scales.
At the same time, all the warning lights and telltale lights are
switched on in succession.
Phase 2
The 'General' warning light
changes from yellow to red.
Phase 3
The rev. counter and speedometer needles both swing back
to rest. At the same time, all the
warning lights and telltale lights
switched on in the initial phase
are switched off in reverse sequence.
If a needle did not move or if a
warning light or telltale light did
not show:
Some malfunctions cannot
be indicated if one of the
warning lights fails to show.
Make sure that all the warning
and telltale lights come on in the
pre-ride check.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
ABS self-diagnosis
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
BMW Motorrad ABS performs
self-diagnosis to ensure its operability. Self-diagnosis is performed automatically when you
switch on the ignition. The motorcycle has to move forward a
few metres for the wheel sensors
to be tested.
Phase 1
Test of the diagnosis-compatible system components with
the motorcycle at a standstill.
ABS warning light flashes.
Phase 2
Test of the wheel sensors as
the motorcycle pulls away from
rest.
ABS self-diagnosis
completed
The ABS warning light goes
out.
If an indicator showing an ABS
fault appears when ABS self-diagnosis completes:
You can continue to ride. Bear
in mind that the ABS function
is not available.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Running in
The first 1000 km
While running in the motorcycle, vary the throttle opening
and engine-speed range frequently; avoid riding at constant
engine rpm for prolonged periods.
Try to do most of your riding during this initial period on
twisting, fairly hilly roads, avoiding high-speed main roads and
highways if possible.
Comply with the rpm limits for
running in.
Running-in speed
<5000 min-1
Do not omit the first inspection
after 500 - 1200 km.
Brake pads
New brake pads have to bed
down before they can achieve
their optimum friction levels. You
can compensate for this initial reduction in braking efficiency by
exerting greater pressure on the
levers.
New brake pads can extend stopping distance by a
significant margin.
Apply the brakes in good time.
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Tyres
New tyres have a smooth surface. This must be roughened by
riding in a restrained manner at
various heel angles until the tyres
are run in. This running in procedure is essential if the tyres are
to achieve maximum grip.
Tyres do not have their full
grip when new and there
is a risk of accidents at extreme
angles of heel.
Avoid extreme angles of heel.
Speed
with on-board computer OE
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Activating redline warning
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them down until the reading
changes.
Off-roading
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BMW Motorrad recommends
checking the following after riding
the motorcycle off-road:
Tyre pressure
The redline warning indicates
that engine revolutions have
reached the rev. counter's red
segment. The anti-theft alarm
telltale light 1 flashes red to indicate that the engine is redlining.
The signal remains active until you shift up or reduce engine
speed. You can activate or deactivate the redline warning.
Press button 1 and button 2
at the same time and hold
them down until the reading
changes.
FLASH (redline warning) appears, along with ON or OFF.
Repeatedly press button 1 until
the reading shows the mode
you want.
ON: Redline warning activated.
OFF: Redline warning deactivated.
To save the setting, press
button 1 and button 2 at
the same time and hold
Tyre pressures reduced for
off-road riding impair the
motorcycle's handling characteristics on surfaced roads and can
lead to accidents.
Always check that the tyre pressures are correct.
Brakes
When riding on loose surfaces or muddy roads, the
brakes may fail to take effect
immediately because of dirt or
moisture on the discs or brake
pads.
The brake pads will wear
more rapidly if you ride frequently on unsurfaced tracks or
poor roads.
Check the thickness of the brake
pads more frequently and replace
the brake pads in good time.
Spring preload and shockabsorber settings
The off-road settings for
spring preload and shock
absorber damping characteristic
will impair the motorcycle's handling characteristics on surfaced
roads.
If you have been off-roading, remember to correct spring preload
and shock-absorber damping
characteristics before you return
to surfaced roads.
Rims
BMW Motorrad recommends
checking the rims for damage
after off-roading.
Air filter element
Engine damage due to
clogged air filter element.
If you ride in dusty terrain check
the air filter element for clogging
at shorter intervals; clan or replace as necessary.
Operation in very dusty conditions (desert, steppes, or the like)
necessitates the use of air filter
elements specially designed for
conditions of this nature.
Brakes
How can stopping
distance be minimised?
Each time the brakes are applied,
a load distribution shift takes
place with the load shifting forward from the rear to the front
wheel. The sharper the motorcycle decelerates, the more load
is shifted to the front wheel. The
higher the wheel load, the more
braking force can be transmitted
without the wheel locking.
To optimise stopping distance,
apply the front brakes rapidly and
keep on increasing the force you
apply to the brake lever. This
makes the best possible use of
the dynamic increase in load at
the front wheel. Remember to
pull the clutch at the same time.
In the "panic braking situations"
that are trained so frequently
braking force is applied as rapidly as possible and with the
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until the brakes have been
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rider's full force exerted on the
brake levers; under these circumstances the dynamic shift in load
distribution cannot keep pace
with the increase in deceleration
and the tyres cannot transmit the
full braking force to the surface
of the road. Under these circumstances the front wheel can lock
up.
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
BMW Motorrad ABS prevents
the front wheel from locking up.
Descending mountain
passes
There is a danger of the
brakes fading if you use
only the rear brakes when descending mountain passes. Under
extreme conditions, the brakes
could overheat and suffer severe
damage.
Use both front and rear brakes,
and make use of the engine's
braking effect as well.
Wet and dirty brakes
Wetness and dirt on the brake
discs and the brake pads diminish braking efficiency.
Delayed braking action or poor
braking efficiency must be
reckoned with in the following
situations:
Riding in the rain or through
puddles of water.
After the motorcycle has been
washed.
Riding on salted or gritted
roads.
After work has been carried on
the brakes, due to traces of oil
or grease.
Riding on dirt-covered surfaces
or off-road.
Wetness and dirt result in
poor braking efficiency.
Apply the brakes lightly while
riding to remove wetness and
dirt, or dismount and clean the
brakes.
Think ahead and brake in good
time until full braking efficiency is
restored.
Parking your
motorcycle
Side stand
Switch off the engine.
If the ground is soft or uneven, there is no guarantee that the motorcycle will rest
firmly on the stand.
Always check that the ground
under the stand is level and
firm.
Extend the side stand and
prop the motorcycle on the
stand.
The side stand is designed
to support only the weight
of the motorcycle.
If the camber of the roadway
permits, turn the handlebars all
the way to the left.
On a gradient, the motorcycle
should always face uphill; select 1st gear.
Centre stand
with centre
stand OE
Switch off the engine.
If the ground is soft or uneven, there is no guarantee that the motorcycle will rest
firmly on the stand.
Always check that the ground
under the stand is level and
firm.
Excessive movements
could cause the centre
stand to retract, and the
motorcycle would topple in
consequence.
Do not lean or sit on the motorcycle with the centre stand
extended.
Extend the centre stand and
lift the motorcycle onto the
stand.
Refuelling
Fuel is highly flammable. A
naked flame close to the
fuel tank can cause a fire or explosion.
Do not smoke. Never bring a
naked flame near the fuel tank.
Fuel expands when hot.
Fuel escaping from an
overfilled tank could make its way
onto the road surface. This could
cause a fall.
Do not overfill the fuel tank.
Fuel attacks plastics, which
become dull or unsightly.
Wipe off plastic parts immediately
if they come into contact with
fuel.
Leaded fuel will destroy the
catalytic converter.
Use only unleaded fuel.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its side stand.
The volume of the tank can
be utilised to the full only
when the motorcycle is propped
on its side stand.
Open the protective cap.
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motorcycle with the side stand
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tank past the bottom edge of
the filler neck.
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When refuelling after running on reserve, make sure
that you top up the tank to a
level above reserve, as otherwise the sensor will not be able
to register the new level. If the
sensor cannot register the new
level neither the fuel-level reading nor the range readout can be
updated.
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Use the ignition key to unlock
the fuel filler cap and pop the
cap open.
Recommended fuel
grade
Regular, unleaded
91 ROZ/RON
87 AKI
Usable fuel capacity
Refuel with fuel of the grade
stated below; do not fill the
approx. 16 l
Reserve fuel
approx. 4 l
Press the fuel tank cap down
firmly to close.
Remove the key and close the
protective cap.
Secure the motorcycle
for transportation
Make sure that all components
that might come into contact
with straps used to secure the
motorcycle are adequately protected against scratching. Use
adhesive tape or soft cloths, for
example, for this purpose.
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The motorcycle can topple
and fall on its side.
Make sure that the motorcycle
cannot topple sideways.
Push the motorcycle onto the
transportation flat and hold it in
position: do not place it on the
side stand or centre stand.
Risk of damaging components.
Take care not to trap
components such as brake lines
or wires.
At the front, secure the straps
to the bottom fork bridge on
both sides and tighten the
straps.
At the rear, secure the straps
to the rear frame on both sides
and tighten the straps.
Tighten all the straps uniformly;
the motorcycle's suspension
should be compressed as
tightly as possible front and
rear.
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Engineering details
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Engineering details
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The amount of braking force that
can be transferred to the road
depends on factors hat include
the coefficient of friction of the
road surface. Loose stones, ice
and snow or a wet road all have
much lower coefficients of friction than a clean, dry asphalt surface. The lower the coefficient
of friction, the longer the braking
distance.
If the rider increases braking
pressure to the extent that braking force exceeds the maximum transferrable limit, the wheels
start to lock and the motorcycle
loses its directional stability; a fall
is imminent. Before this situation
can occur, ABS intervenes and
adapts braking pressure to the
maximum transferrable braking
force, so the wheels continue
to turn and directional stability
is maintained irrespective of the
condition of the road surface.
What are the effects of
surface irregularities?
Humps and surface irregularities can cause the wheels to lose
contact temporarily with the road
surface; if this happens the braking force that can be transmitted to the road can drop to zero.
If the brakes are applied under
these circumstances the ABS
has to reduce braking force to
ensure that directional stability
is maintained when the wheels
regain contact with the road surface. At this instant the BMW
Motorrad ABS must assume an
extremely low coefficient of friction, so that the wheels will continue to rotate under all imaginable circumstances, because this
is the precondition for ensuring
directional stability. As soon as
is registers the actual circumstances, the system reacts instantly and adjusts braking force
accordingly to achieve optimum
braking.
Rear wheel lift
Under very severe and sudden
deceleration, however, under
certain circumstances it is possible that the BMW Motorrad
ABS will be unable to prevent
the rear wheel from lifting clear
of the ground. If this happens
the outcome can be a highsiding
situation in which the motorcycle
can flip over.
Severe braking can cause
the rear wheel to lift off the
ground.
When you brake, bear in mind
that ABS control cannot be relied
on in all circumstances to prevent
the rear wheel from lifting clear of
the ground.
Within the limits imposed by
physics, BMW Motorrad ABS ensures directional stability on any
surface. The system is not optimised for special requirements
that apply under extreme competitive situations off-road or on
the track.
Special situations
The speeds of the front and rear
wheels are compared as one
means of detecting a wheel's
incipient tendency to lock. If the
system registers implausible values for a lengthy period the ABS
function is deactivated for safety
reasons and an ABS fault message is issued. Self-diagnosis has to complete before fault
messages can be issued.
In addition to problems with the
BMW Motorrad ABS, exceptional
riding conditions can lead to a
fault message being issued.
Exceptional riding
conditions:
Riding for a lengthy period with
the front wheel lifted off the
ground (wheelie).
Rear wheel rotating with the
motorcycle held stationary by
applying the front brake (burnout).
Heating up with the motorcycle
on the centre stand or an auxiliary stand, engine idling or with
a gear engaged.
Rear wheel locked for a lengthy
period, for example while descending off-road.
If a fault message is issued on
account of exceptional riding
conditions as outlined above, you
can reactivate the ABS function
by switching the ignition off and
on again.
What significance
devolves on regular
maintenance?
Invariably, a technical system cannot perform beyond
the abilities dictated by its level
of maintenance.
In order to ensure that the BMW
Motorrad ABS is always maintained in optimum condition, it
is essential for you to comply
strictly with the specified inspection intervals.
Reserves for safety
The potentially shorter braking
distances which BMW Motorrad
ABS permits must not be used
as an excuse for careless riding.
ABS is primarily a means of ensuring a safety margin in genuine
emergencies.
Take care when cornering. When
you apply the brakes on a corner,
the motorcycle's weight and
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momentum take over and even
BMW Motorrad ABS is unable to
counteract their effects.
nals for approximately 15 minutes
after the motorcycle comes to a
stop.
Tyre pressure
monitoring RDC
The control unit can administrate four sensors, so two different sets of wheels with RDC
sensors can be alternated on
the motorcycle. An error message is issued if wheels without
sensors are fitted to a motorcycle
equipped with an RDC control
unit.
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
Function
A sensor integrated into each
tyre measures the air temperature and the air pressure inside
the tyre and transmits this information to the control unit.
Each sensor has a centrifugalforce tripswitch that does not
enable transmission of the measured values until the motorcycle
has accelerated to about 30 km/
h. The display shows -- for
each tyre until the tyre-pressure
signal is received for the first
time. The sensors continue to
transmit the measured-value sig-
Temperature
compensation
Tyre pressure is a temperaturesensitive variable: pressure increases as tyre temperature rises
and decreases as tyre temperature drops. Tyre temperature
depends on ambient temperature, on the style of riding and the
duration of the ride.
The tyre-pressure readings
shown by the multifunction
display are temperaturecompensated; the reference tyre
temperature for these readings
is always 20 °C. The air lines
available to the public in petrol
stations and motorway service
areas have gauges that do not
compensate for temperature; the
reading shown by a gauge of
this nature is the temperaturedependent tyre pressure. In
most instances, therefore, these
gauge readings will not tally with
the pressures shown by the
multifunction display.
Tyre-pressure ranges
The RDC control unit differentiates between three tyre-pressure
ranges, all of which are parameterised for the motorcycle:
A warning is also issued if tyre
pressure drops sharply but stays
within the permitted tolerance.
Pressure adaptation
Compare the RDC readings
on the multifunction display
with the value in the table on
the inside cover of the Rider's
Manual. Then use the air line to
compensate for the difference
between the RDC reading and
the value in the table.
Example: According to the Rider's Manual, tyre pressure should
be 2.5 bar, but the reading in the
multifunction display is 2.3 bar.
The gauge on the air line shows
2.4 bar. You must now increase
tyre pressure by the 0.2 bar difference between the value in the
table and the RDC reading; when
the air-line gauge shows 2.6 bar,
the tyre is inflated to the correct
pressure.
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Tyre pressure within permitted
tolerance.
Tyre pressure close to limit of
permitted tolerance.
Tyre pressure outside permitted tolerance.
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Accessories
Accessories
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Power sockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
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Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Topcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Accessories
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General instructions
BMW Motorrad recommends
the use of parts and accessories
for your motorcycle that are approved by BMW for this purpose.
Genuine BMW parts and accessories and other products
which BMW has approved can
be obtained from your authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer, together
with expert advice on their installation and use.
These parts and products have
been tested by BMW for safety,
function and suitability. BMW
accepts product liability for them.
Conversely, BMW is unable to
accept any liability whatsoever
for parts and accessories which it
has not approved.
Also bear in mind the information on the effect of wheel size
on suspension-control systems
( 97).
BMW Motorrad cannot
examine or test each
product of outside origin to
ensure that it can be used on
or in connection with BMW
motorcycles without constituting
a safety hazard. Country-specific
official authorisation does not
suffice as assurance. Tests
conducted by these instances
cannot make provision for all
operating conditions experienced
by BMW motorcycles and,
consequently, they are not
sufficient in some circumstances.
Use only parts and accessories approved by BMW for your
motorcycle.
Whenever you are planning
modifications, comply with all the
legal requirements. Make sure
that the motorcycle does not
infringe the national road-vehicle
construction and use regulations
applicable in your country.
Power sockets
Notes on use of power sockets:
automatic shutdown
Power sockets are shut down
automatically under the following
circumstances:
If battery charge state is too
low to maintain the motorcycle's start capability
If maximum load capability as
stated in the technical data is
exceeded
When the engine is being
cranked on the starter
Operating electrical
accessories
You can start using electrical accessories only when the ignition
is switched on. The accessory
remains operational if the ignition is subsequently switched off.
The power sockets are switched
off approximately 15 minutes
after the ignition is switched off,
Luggage
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Lashing luggage
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Cable routing
The cables from the power sockets to the auxiliary devices must
be routed in such a way that
they:
Do not impede the rider
Do not restrict the steering
angle or obstruct handling
Cannot be trapped
Loop the luggage straps over
the bar between the motorcycle and stops 1.
Position luggage strap 2 as
shown here with a stuffbag as
example.
Check that the luggage is secure.
Case
with case OA
Accessories
in order to prevent overloading of
the on-board electrics.
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Turn key 1 in the case lock to
right angles with the forward
direction of travel.
Press and hold down yellow
latch 2 and pull up carry
handle 3.
Push yellow button 4 down
and at the same time open the
lid of the case.
Closing cases
Turn the lock with the key until
it is at right angles to the forward direction of travel.
Close the case lid.
The lid engages with an audible click.
Closing the carry handle
while the case lock is in
line with the forward direction of
travel can result in damage to the
locking tongue.
Make sure that the case lock is
at right angles to the forward direction of travel when you close
the carry handle.
Close carry handle 3.
Turn the key in the case lock
in line with the forward direction of travel and remove the
key from the lock.
Remove the cases
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Open the case and remove all
its contents.
Engage pivot lever 1 at the top
limit position to set the case to
minimum volume.
Engage pivot lever 1 at the
bottom limit position to set the
case to maximum volume.
Close the case.
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Turn key 1 in the case lock to
right angles with the forward
direction of travel.
Press and hold down yellow
latch 2 and pull up carry
handle 3.
Pull red release lever 4 up.
Latching flap 5 pops up.
Fully open the latching flap.
Take a firm grip of the handle
and lift the case out of the
holder.
Accessories
Adjusting case volume
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Installing cases
Push red release lever 4 down.
Latching flap 5 engages.
Close the carry handle.
Turn the key parallel with the
direction of travel and remove.
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Topcase
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with topcase OA
Fully open latching flap 5, if necessary pulling up red release
lever 4.
Position the case in case carrier 6, then pivot it until it is
seated at mount 7.
Push latching flap 5 down as
far as it will go and hold it in
this position.
Opening topcase
Turn key 1 in the topcase lock
to the vertical position.
Press and hold down yellow
latch 2 and pull out carry
handle 3.
Closing the carry handle
while the topcase lock is
horizontal can result in damage
to the locking tongue.
Make sure that the topcase lock
is vertical when you close the
carry handle.
Close the topcase
Adjusting topcase volume
Open the topcase and remove
all its contents.
Press down firmly on the topcase lid to close.
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Engage pivot lever 1 at the
front limit position to set the
case to maximum volume.
Engage pivot lever 1 at the
rear limit position to set the
case to minimum volume.
Close the topcase.
Accessories
Push yellow button 4 forward
and at the same time push the
topcase lid up.
Close carry handle 3.
The handle engages with an
audible click.
Turn the key in the topcase
lock to the horizontal position
and remove the key from the
lock.
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Removing topcase
Installing topcase
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Turn key 1 in the topcase lock
to the vertical position.
Hold down yellow latch 2 and
push carry handle 3 down.
Pull red lever 4 back as far as it
will go.
Latching flap 5 pops up.
Fully open latching flap 5.
Take a firm grip of the handle
and lift the topcase out of the
holder.
Fully open latching flap 5, if
necessary pulling red release
lever 4 to the rear.
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Engage the topcase in front
holders 6 of the topcase carrier
plate.
Press the topcase onto the
topcase carrier plate at the
rear.
Push latching flap 5 fully
closed and hold it in this
position.
Push red release lever 4 forward.
The latching flap engages.
Close the carry handle.
Turn the key to the horizontal
position and remove.
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Maintenance
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
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Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Rims and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Body panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Air filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Maintenance
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
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General instructions
Toolkit
The "Maintenance" chapter describes straightforward procedures for checking and replacing
certain wear parts.
Special tightening torques are listed as applicable. The tightening
torques for the threaded fasteners on your motorcycle are listed
in the section entitled "Technical
data".
You will find information on more
extensive maintenance and repair
work in the Repair Manual on
DVD for your motorcycle, which
is available from your authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Standard toolkit
Some of the work calls for special tools and a thorough knowledge of motorcycle technology.
If you are in doubt consult a specialist workshop, preferably your
authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
3
4
5
1
2
Screwdriver handle
Reversible screwdriver
blade
With star-head and plaintip ends
Replacing turn indicator bulbs, front and rear
( 108).
Replacing number-plate
light bulbs ( 109).
Removing battery
( 116).
Open-ended spanner
Width across flats 17
Adjusting mirror arm
( 48).
Torx wrench, T40
Adjusting headlight beam
throw ( 52).
Reversible screwdriver
blade
With star-head and Torx
T25
Remove the centre trim
panel ( 111).
Tools service set
with service toolkit OA
Engine oil
Checking engine oil level
The engine can seize if the
oil level is low, and this can
lead to accidents.
Always make sure that the oil
level is correct.
Wipe the area around the oil
filler neck clean.
Allow the engine to idle until
the fan starts up, then allow it
to idle one minute longer.
Switch off the engine.
Make sure the engine is at operating temperature and hold
the motorcycle upright.
with centre stand OE
Check that the engine is at operating temperature, make sure
the ground is level and firm
and place the motorcycle on its
centre stand.
Remove oil dipstick 1.
Use a dry cloth to wipe gauge
length 2 clean
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Maintenance
BMW Motorrad has assembled
a tools service set that is ideal
for carrying out extended service
work (e.g. removing and installing
wheels) on this motorcycle. You
can obtain the tools set from
your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
The oil level varies with the
temperature of the oil. The
higher the temperature, the higher the level of oil in the sump.
Checking the oil level with the
engine cold or after no more than
a short ride will lead to misinterpretation; this in turn, means that
the engine will be operated with
the incorrect quantity of oil.
In order to ensure that the engine oil level is read correctly,
check the oil level only after a
lengthy trip.
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If the oil level is above the MAX
mark:
Have the oil level corrected
by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Install the oil dipstick.
Maintenance
88
Seat the oil dipstick on the oil
filler neck, but do not engage
the threads.
Remove the oil dipstick and
check the oil level.
Top up the engine oil
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Wipe the area around the filler
neck clean.
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Damage to the engine
can result if it is operated
without enough oil, but the same
also applies if the oil level is too
high.
Always make sure that the oil
level is correct.
Top up the engine oil to the
specified level.
Checking engine oil level
( 87).
Install the oil dipstick.
Brake system
Check operation of the
brakes
Engine oil, specified level
Pull the handbrake lever.
The pressure point must be
clearly perceptible.
Press the footbrake lever.
The pressure point must be
clearly perceptible.
Between MIN and MAX
marks
If the oil level is below the MIN
mark:
Top up the engine oil ( 88).
Remove oil dipstick 1.
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Incorrect working practices
endanger the reliability of
the brakes.
Have all work on the brake system undertaken by trained and
qualified specialists.
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Have the brakes checked by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Checking brake-pad
thickness, front brakes
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Visually inspect the left and
right brake pads to ascertain
their thickness. Viewing direction: Between wheel and front
suspension toward brake caliper 1.
Brake-pad wear limit,
front
min 1.0 mm (Friction pad
only, without backing
plate. The wear indicators
(grooves) must be clearly
visible.)
If the wear indicating marks are
no longer clearly visible:
Brake pads worn past the
minimum permissible thickness can cause a reduction in
braking efficiency and under
certain circumstances they can
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If pressure points are not clearly
perceptible:
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cause damage to the brake system.
In order to ensure the dependability of the brake system, do not
permit the brake pads to wear
past the minimum permissible
thickness.
Have the brake pads replaced
by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Check the brake pad
thickness, rear brakes
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Visually inspect the brake pads
to ascertain their thickness.
Viewing direction: from the rear
toward brake caliper 1.
Brake-pad wear limit,
rear
min 1.0 mm (Friction pad
only, without backing plate.
The wear indicators must be
clearly visible.)
If the wear indicating mark is no
longer visible:
Brake pads worn past the
minimum permissible thickness can cause a reduction in
braking efficiency and under
certain circumstances they can
with centre stand OE
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its centre stand.
Brake fluid level, front
(visual inspection)
Check the brake-fluid
level, front brakes
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and hold the motorcycle upright.
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Move the handlebars to the
straight-ahead position.
Have the brake pads replaced
by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
A low fluid level in the
brake reservoir can allow air
to penetrate the brake system.
This significantly reduces braking
efficiency.
Check the brake-fluid level at
regular intervals.
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DOT4 brake fluid
It is impermissible for the
brake fluid level to drop below the MIN mark.
Check the brake fluid level in
front reservoir 1.
Wear of the brake pads
causes the brake fluid level
in the reservoir to sink.
If the brake fluid level drops below the permitted level:
Have the defect rectified as
quickly as possible by a specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
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cause damage to the brake system.
In order to ensure the dependability of the brake system, do not
permit the brake pads to wear
past the minimum permissible
thickness.
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Check the brake-fluid
level, rear brakes
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A low fluid level in the
brake reservoir can allow air
to penetrate the brake system.
This significantly reduces braking
efficiency.
Check the brake-fluid level at
regular intervals.
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Make sure the ground is level
and firm and hold the motorcycle upright.
with centre stand OE
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its centre stand.
Check the brake fluid level in
rear reservoir 1.
Wear of the brake pads
causes the brake fluid level
in the reservoir to sink.
Brake fluid level, rear
(visual inspection)
DOT4 brake fluid
It is impermissible for the
brake fluid level to drop below the MIN mark.
If the brake fluid level drops below the permitted level:
Have the defect rectified as
quickly as possible by a specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Coolant
Topping up coolant
Check the coolant level
Coolant, specified level
Antifreeze
between MIN and MAX
marks on the expansion tank
If the coolant drops below the
permitted level:
Top up the coolant.
Open cap 1 of the expansion
tank.
Using a suitable funnel, top up
with coolant until the level is
correct.
Close the cap of the expansion
tank.
Clutch
Checking clutch operation
Pull the clutch lever.
The pressure point must be
clearly perceptible.
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Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Check the coolant level in expansion tank 1. Viewing direction: From in front, between
windscreen and right side panel.
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94
If the pressure point is not clearly
perceptible:
Have the clutch checked by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Check the clutch play
Turn the handlebars all the way
to left
Measure clutch play A
between the handlebar fitting
and the clutch cable.
Clutch play
3 mm (Handlebars turned
fully left, between handlebar
fitting and clutch cable)
Clutch play is out of tolerance:
Adjusting clutch play ( 94).
Adjusting clutch play
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Pull clutch cable 1 as far as
possible away from the clutch
lever.
Slacken nut 3.
To increase clutch play: screw
nut 2 up.
To reduce clutch play: screw
nut 2 down.
Check the clutch play ( 94).
Repeat the steps in this procedure until clutch play is set
correctly.
Tighten nut 3.
Rims and tyres
Checking rims
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Visually inspect the rims for
defects.
Have damaged rims checked
and, if necessary, replaced by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
e.g. by the letters TI, TWI or by
an arrow.
Your motorcycle's handling
and grip can be impaired
even before the tyres wear to
the minimum tyre tread depth
permitted by law.
Have the tyres changed in good
time before they wear to the
minimum permissible tread
depth.
If the tyre tread is worn to minimum:
Replace tyre or tyres, as applicable.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Measure the tyre tread depth
in the main tread grooves with
wear marks.
Tyres have wear indicators
integrated into the main
tread grooves. The tyre is worn
out when the tyre tread has worn
down to the level of the marks.
The locations of the marks are
indicated on the edge of the tyre,
Chain
Lubricating chain
Dirt, dust and inadequate
lubrication will result in accelerated wear and significantly
shorten the drive chain's useful
life.
Clean and lubricate the drive
chain at regular intervals.
Lubricate the drive chain every
1000 km at the latest. Lubricate the chain more frequently if
the motorcycle is ridden in wet,
dusty or dirty conditions.
Switch the ignition off and select neutral.
Clean the drive chain with a
suitable cleaning product, dry it
and apply chain lubricant.
Wipe off excess lubricant.
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Checking chain sag
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Turn the rear wheel until it
reaches the position with the
lowest amount of chain sag.
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Check the tyre tread
depth
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Use a screwdriver to push the
chain up and down and measure difference A.
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Tighten quick-release axle
nut 1 to the specified tightening torque.
Chain deflection
30...40 mm (Motorcycle with
no weight applied, supported
on its side stand)
Rear quick-release axle
in swinging arm
100 Nm
with lowered suspension OE
20...30 mm (Motorcycle with
no weight applied, supported
on its side stand)
If measured value is outside permitted tolerance:
Adjusting chain sag ( 96).
Adjusting chain sag
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Checking chain wear
Slacken quick-release axle
nut 1.
Slacken locknuts 2 on left and
right.
Use adjusting screws 3 on left
and right to adjust chain sag.
Checking chain sag ( 95).
Make sure that scale readings 4 are the same on left and
right.
Tighten locknuts 2 on left and
right.
Locknut of the final-drive
chain tensioning screw
19 Nm
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Accelerated wear.
If a component of the
sprocket with mounting parts is
Pull the chain back at the rearmost point of the sprocket.
The top of the teeth are still
between the chain links (a): the
chain is OK.
The chain is being pulled out
over the top of the teeth (b):
contact a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Wheels
Tyre recommendation
For each size of tyre BMW
Motorrad tests certain makes,
and approves those that it
certifies as roadworthy. If BMW
Motorrad has not approved the
wheels and tyres, it cannot
assess their suitability or provide
any guarantee of road safety.
Use only wheels and tyres approved by BMW Motorrad for
your type of motorcycle.
You can obtain detailed information from your authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer or on the Internet at www.bmw-motorrad.com.
Effect of wheel size on
ABS
Wheel size is very important as a
parameter for the ABS. In particular, the diameter and the width
of a motorcycle's wheels are programmed into the control unit
and are fundamental to all calculations. Any change in these
influencing variables, caused for
example by a switch to wheels
other than those installed exworks, can have serious effects
on the performance of the control systems.
The sensor rings are essential
for correct road-speed calculation, and they too must match
the motorcycle's control systems and consequently cannot
be changed.
If you decide that you would like
to fit non-standard wheels to
your motorcycle, it is very important to consult a specialist workshop beforehand, preferably an
authorised BMW Motorrad dealer. In some cases, the data programmed into the control units
can be changed to suit the new
wheel sizes.
RDC label
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
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found to be worn, the entire set
has to be replaced.
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workshop to the fact that the
wheel is fitted with an RDC
sensor.
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Maintenance
Removing front wheel
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Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
Incorrect tyre fitting can
damage the RDC sensors.
Be sure to explain to the authorised BMW Motorrad dealer
or the specialist workshop that
the wheel is fitted with an RDC
sensor.
If the motorcycle is equipped
with RDC, each wheel rim bears
an adhesive label indicating the
position of the RDC sensor.
When changing the tyre, take
care not to damage the RDC
sensor. Be sure to draw the
attention of the authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer or specialist
with centre stand OE
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its centre stand.
Raise front of motorcycle until
the front wheel can turn freely.
BMW Motorrad recommends
the BMW Motorrad front-wheel
stand for lifting the motorcycle.
Install the front-wheel stand
( 103).
Remove screw 1 and remove
the speed sensor from its
bore.
Place the motorcycle on a suitable auxiliary stand.
Release axle clamping screw 2.
Remove axle 3, while supporting the wheel.
Do not remove the grease from
the axle.
Roll the front wheel forward to
remove.
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Remove spacing bushing 4
from the left-hand side of the
wheel hub.
Installing front wheel
Threaded fasteners not
tightened to the specified
torque can work loose or their
threads can suffer damage.
Always have the security of the
fasteners checked by a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Slip spacing bushing 4 into
the left-hand side of the wheel
hub.
The front wheel must be
installed right way round to
rotate in the correct direction.
Note the direction-of-rotation arrows on the tyre or the wheel
rim.
Roll the front wheel into position between the forks, making
sure that the brake disc passes
between the brake pads.
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Once the calipers have
been removed, there is
a risk of the brake pads being
pressed together to the extent
that they cannot be slipped back
over the brake disc on reassembly.
Do not operate the handbrake
lever when the brake calipers
have been removed.
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Raise the front wheel, insert
axle 3 and tighten to specified
torque.
Quick-release axle, front,
in axle holder
30 Nm
Remove the front-wheel stand.
without centre stand OE
Remove the auxiliary stand.
Firmly compress the front forks
several times.
Tighten axle clamping screw 2
to the specified torque.
Clamp of quick-release
axle
19 Nm
Insert the ABS sensor into its
bore and install screw 1.
The cable of the wheelspeed sensor could chafe
through if it comes into contact
with the brake disc.
Make sure that the sensor
cable is routed correctly.
Make sure that the ABS sensor
cable is routed as shown
here.
Remove the rear wheel
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Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Remove screw 1 and remove
the speed sensor from its bore.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on a suitable auxiliary
stand.
with centre stand OE
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its centre stand.
Remove axle nut 2.
Slacken locknuts 3 on left and
right by turning them counterclockwise.
Back off adjusting screws 4 on
left and right by turning them
counter-clockwise.
Remove adjusting plate 5 and
push the axle in as far as it will
go.
Remove quick-release axle 6
and remove adjusting plate 7.
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Roll the rear wheel as far forward as possible and disengage chain 8 from the sprocket.
Roll the rear wheel back until it
is clear of the swinging arm.
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The sprocket and the
spacer sleeves on left
and right are loose fits in the
wheel. Make sure that these
parts are not damaged or lost on
removal.
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Installing rear wheel
Threaded fasteners not
tightened to the specified
torque can work loose or their
threads can suffer damage.
Always have the security of the
fasteners checked by a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Roll the rear wheel into the
swinging arm, making sure that
the brake disc passes between
the brake pads.
brake caliper and the rear
wheel.
Make sure that the axle fits into the recess of the adjusting
plate.
Roll the rear wheel as far
forward as possible and loop
chain 8 over the sprocket.
Install right adjusting plate 5.
Seat left adjusting plate 7 in
the swinging arm and install
quick-release axle 6 in the
Front-wheel stand
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Install the front-wheel
stand
Place the motorcycle on a suitable auxiliary stand.
with centre stand OE
Place the motorcycle on its
centre stand.
Insert the speed sensor into
the bore and install screw 1.
Adjusting chain sag (
96).
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Use basic stand (0 402 241)
with front-wheel adapter
(0 402 242).
Slacken adjusting screws 1.
Push the two adapters 2 apart
until the front forks fit between
them. Adjust the adapter studs
to suit the front suspension.
Use locating pins 3 to set the
front-wheel stand to the desired height.
Centre the front-wheel stand
relative to the front wheel and
push it against the front axle.
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Install nut 2, but do not tighten
it at this point.
The BMW Motorrad front
wheel stand is not designed
to support the motorcycle
without the assistance of an
auxiliary stand. A motorcycle
resting only on the front wheel
stand and the rear wheel can
topple.
Place the motorcycle on an auxiliary stand before lifting the front
wheel with the BMW Motorrad
front-wheel stand.
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Make sure the motorcycle is
standing firmly.
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Bulbs
Maintenance
General instructions
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A warning appears in the multifunction display if a bulb is defective.
Align the two adapters 2 so
that the front forks are securely
seated.
Tighten adjusting screws 1.
Apply uniform pressure to push
the front-wheel stand down
and raise the motorcycle.
with centre stand OE
If the motorcycle is raised
too far the centre stand will
lift clear of the ground and the
motorcycle could topple to one
side.
When raising the motorcycle,
make sure that the centre stand
remains on the ground. If necessary, adjust the height of the
front-wheel stand.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easier for other users to
oversee the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
The bulb is pressurised and
can cause injury if damaged.
Wear protective goggles and
gloves when changing bulbs.
The types of bulb fitted to
your motorcycle are listed
Replace the defective bulb.
Replacing low-beam and
high-beam headlight bulb
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.
Disconnect plug 3.
Do not touch the glass of
new bulbs with your fingers.
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
the bulbs when handling them.
Dirt deposits, in particular oil and
grease, interfere with heat radiation from the bulb. This leads
to overheating and shortens the
bulb's operating life.
Bulb for high-beam
headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulbs for the low-beam
headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Remove cover 1 for the highbeam headlight or cover 2 for
the low-beam headlight.
Disengage spring clips 4 from
the fastenings and swing them
aside.
Remove bulb 5.
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Maintenance
in the section entitled "Technical
data".
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Install the bulb, making sure
that alignment is correct at position 6.
Close and lock spring clips 4.
Install cover 1 or cover 2, as
applicable.
Remove cover 2.
Replacing parking-light
bulb
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.
Pull parking-light bulb 3 out of
the headlight housing.
Connect plug 3.
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Bulb for parking light
Insert parking-light bulb 3 into
the headlight housing.
Remove the bulb from the bulb
holder.
Replace the defective bulb.
Do not touch the glass of
new bulbs with your fingers.
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
the bulbs when handling them.
Dirt deposits, in particular oil and
grease, interfere with heat radiation from the bulb. This leads
to overheating and shortens the
bulb's operating life.
Maintenance
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W5W / 12 V / 5 W
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Push the bulb into the bulb
socket.
Install cover 2.
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Replacing brake light and
rear light bulb
Replace the defective bulb.
The LED rear light can be replaced only as a complete unit.
Consult a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Replacing turn indicator
bulbs, front and rear
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.
Pull the glass out of the reflector housing at the threadedfastener side.
Do not touch the glass of
new bulbs with your fingers.
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
the bulbs when handling them.
Dirt deposits, in particular oil and
grease, interfere with heat radiation from the bulb. This leads
to overheating and shortens the
bulb's operating life.
Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, front
R10W / 12 V / 10 W
with white turn indicators OE
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
with LED turn indicators OA
LED / 12 V
Remove screw 1.
Turn bulb 2 counter-clockwise
and remove it from the bulb
housing.
Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, rear
R10W / 12 V / 10 W
with white turn indicators OE
Replacing number-plate
light bulbs
Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, rear
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
with LED turn indicators OA
LED / 12 V
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Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.
Working from the inboard side,
insert the glass into the bulb
housing and close the housing.
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Remove screw 1 from the
mudguard cover and remove
the cover.
Turn bulb 2 clockwise to install
it in the bulb housing.
Install screw 1.
Replace the defective bulb.
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Pull bulb holder 2 out of the
light carrier.
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Do not touch the glass of
new bulbs with your fingers.
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
the bulbs when handling them.
Dirt deposits, in particular oil and
grease, interfere with heat radiation from the bulb. This leads
to overheating and shortens the
bulb's operating life.
Bulb for number-plate
light
Insert the bulb into the bulb
socket.
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Pull the bulb out of the bulb
socket.
Seat bulb holder 2 in the light
carrier.
Installing centre trim
panel
Hold the mudguard cover in
position and install screw 1.
Remove screws 1 on left and
right.
Body panels
111
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Remove the centre trim
panel
Remove the seat (
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Maintenance
Connect the plug to the socket.
Manoeuvre the centre trim
panel into position. Make sure
that all three tabs 4 on left and
right engage the side panels.
52).
Remove four screws 2.
Disconnect the plug from socket 3.
Remove the centre trim panel.
Air filter
8
Removing air filter
Maintenance
112
Remove the centre trim panel
( 111).
Install four screws 2.
Remove air filter 3.
Installing air filter
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Remove screws 1.
Remove air-filter cover 2.
Install screws 1 on left and
right.
Installing seat ( 53).
Install air filter 3.
Jump starting
The wires leading to the
power socket do not have
a load-capacity rating adequate
for jump-starting the engine. Excessively high current can lead
to a cable fire or damage to the
vehicle electronics.
Do not use the on-board socket
8
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.
113
Jump-starting with a donorbattery voltage higher than
12 V can damage the vehicle
electronics.
Make sure that the battery of the
donor vehicle has a voltage rating
of 12 V.
Remove the centre trim panel
( 111).
When jump-starting the engine,
do not disconnect the battery
from the on-board electrical
system.
Begin by connecting one end
of the red jump lead to the
positive terminal of the discharged battery and the other
end to the positive terminal of
the donor battery (positive on
this vehicle: position 2).
Then connect one end of the
black jump lead to the negative terminal of the donor battery and the other end to the
negative terminal of the discharged battery (negative on
this vehicle: position 1).
Maintenance
Hold air-filter cover 2 in position.
Install screws 1.
Installing centre trim panel
( 111).
to jump-start the engine of the
motorcycle.
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The spring-strut screw can
be used as an alternative to
the battery's negative terminal.
Run the engine of the donor
vehicle during jump-starting.
Start the engine of the vehicle
with the discharged battery
in the usual way; if the engine does not start, wait a few
minutes before repeating the
attempt in order to protect the
starter motor and the donor
battery.
Allow both engines to idle for a
few minutes before disconnecting the jump leads.
Disconnect the jump lead from
the negative terminals first,
then disconnect the second
lead from the positive terminals.
Do not use proprietary
start-assist sprays or other products to start the engine.
Installing centre trim panel
( 111).
Battery
Maintenance instructions
Correct upkeep, recharging and
storage will prolong the life of
the battery and are essential if
warranty claims are to be considered.
Compliance with the points below is important in order to maximise battery life:
Keep the surface of the battery
clean and dry
Do not open the battery
Do not top up with water
Be sure to read and comply
with the instructions for charging the battery on the following pages
Do not turn the battery upside
down
If the battery is not disconnected, the on-board electronics (e.g. clock, etc.) gradually
drain the battery. This can cause
the battery to run flat. If this happens, warranty claims will not be
accepted.
If the motorcycle is to be out of
use for more than four weeks,
disconnect the battery or connect a suitable trickle charger to
the battery.
BMW Motorrad has developed a float charger specially designed for compatibility
with the electronics of your motorcycle. Using this charger, you
can keep the battery charged
during long periods of disuse,
without having to disconnect the
battery from the motorcycle's
on-board systems. You can obtain additional information from
your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
systems and connect the charger
directly to the battery.
Comply with the operating instructions of the charger.
8
Charging the connected
battery directly at the battery terminals can damage the
vehicle electronics.
Always disconnect the battery
from the on-board circuits before recharging it with a charger
connected directly to the battery
posts.
If you switch on the ignition and the multifunction
display and telltale lights fail to
light up, the battery is completely
flat. Attempting to charge a completely flat battery via the onboard socket can cause damage
to the motorcycle's electronics.
If a battery has discharged to the
extent that it is completely flat, it
has to be disconnected from the
on-board circuits and charged
with the charger connected directly to the battery posts.
If you are unable to charge
the battery through the onboard socket, you may be using
a charger that is not compatible
with your motorcycle's electronics. If this happens, disconnect
the battery from the on-board
systems and connect the charger
directly to the battery.
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Only chargers suitable for
this mode of charging can
be used to recharge the battery
via the on-board socket. Unsuitable chargers could cause damage to the motorcycle's on-board
electrics.
Use BMW chargers with the
part numbers 71 60 7 688 864
(220 V) or, as applicable,
71 60 7 688 865 (110 V). If
you are in doubt, disconnect
the battery from the on-board
Charge via the power socket, with the battery connected
to the motorcycle's on-board
electrical system.
The motorcycle's on-board
electronics know when the
battery is fully charged. The
on-board socket is switched off
when this happens.
Charging battery when
disconnected
Charge the battery using a
suitable charger.
Comply with the operating instructions of the charger.
Once the battery is fully
charged, disconnect the
charger's terminal clips from
the battery terminals.
The battery has to be recharged at regular intervals
in the course of a lengthy period
Maintenance
Charge the battery when
connected
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Installing battery
of disuse. See the instructions
for caring for your battery. Always fully recharge the battery
before restoring it to use
Maintenance
Removing battery
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Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
with anti-theft alarm OE
If applicable, switch off the antitheft alarm.
Switch off the ignition.
Remove the centre trim panel
( 111).
Disconnection in the wrong
sequence increases the risk
of short-circuits.
Always proceed in the correct
sequence.
Disconnect negative lead 1
first.
Then disconnect positive
lead 2.
Remove screws 3 on left and
right and remove the battery
holder.
Lift the battery up and out;
work it slightly back and forth
if it is difficult to remove.
If the battery was disconnected from the motorcycle
for a prolonged period of time
it will be necessary to enter the
current date in the instrument
panel, in order to ensure that the
service-due indicator functions
correctly.
If you want to have the date set
consult a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Switch off the ignition.
Insert the battery into the battery compartment, with the
positive terminal on the right
in the direction of travel.
Place the battery holder in position, making sure that the
leads are correctly routed at
position 4.
Install screws 3 on left and
right.
Connection in the wrong
sequence increases the risk
of short-circuits.
Always proceed in the correct
sequence.
Connect
battery's
Connect
battery's
positive lead 2 to the
positive terminal.
negative lead 1 to the
negative terminal.
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Maintenance
Installing centre trim panel
( 111).
Setting clock ( 39).
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Care
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Washing motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
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Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Protective wax coating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Laying up motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Restoring motorcycle to use . . . . . . . 122
Care
Cleaning easily damaged components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
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Care products
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use the cleaning and
care products you can obtain
from your authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer. The substances
in BMW Care Products have
been tested in laboratories and in
practice; they provide optimised
care and protection for the
materials used in your vehicle.
The use of unsuitable
cleaning and care products
can damage vehicle components.
Do not use solvents such as cellulose thinners, cold cleaners,
fuel or the like, and do not use
cleaning products that contain
alcohol.
Washing motorcycle
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use BMW insect remover to soften and wash off
insects and stubborn dirt on
painted parts prior to washing
the motorcycle.
To prevent stains, do not wash
the motorcycle immediately after
it has been exposed to strong
sunlight and do not wash it in the
sun.
Make sure that the motorcycle
is washed frequently, especially
during the winter months.
To remove road salt, clean the
motorcycle with cold water immediately after every trip.
After the motorcycle has
been washed, ridden
through water or ridden in
the rain, the brake discs and
pads might be wet and the
brakes might not take effect
immediately.
Apply the brakes in good time
until the brake discs and brake
pads have dried out.
Warm water intensifies the
effect of salt.
Use only cold water to wash off
road salt.
The high pressure of steam
cleaners can damage seals,
the hydraulic brake system, the
electrical system, and the seat.
Do not use a steam jet or highpressure cleaning equipment.
Cleaning easily
damaged components
Plastics
Clean plastic parts with water
and BMW plastic care emulsion.
This includes in particular:
Windscreen and slipstream deflectors
Headlight lens made of plastic
Glass of the instrument panel
Black, unpainted parts
Soften stubborn dirt and
insects by covering the affected areas with a wet cloth.
Chrome
Use plenty of water and BMW
shampoo to clean chrome, particularly if it has been exposed to
road salt. Use chrome polish for
additional treatment.
Radiator
Paint care
Clean the radiator regularly to
prevent overheating of the engine due to inadequate cooling.
For example, use a garden hose
with low water pressure.
Washing the motorcycle regularly
will help counteract the long-term
effects of substances that damage the paint, especially if your
motorcycle is ridden in areas
with high air pollution or natural
sources of dirt, for example tree
resin or pollen.
Remove particularly aggressive
substances immediately, however, as otherwise the paint can
be affected or become discoloured. Substances of this nature
include spilt fuel, oil, grease,
brake fluid and bird droppings.
We recommend BMW vehicle
polish or BMW paint cleaner for
this purpose.
Marks on the paintwork are particularly easy to see after the
motorcycle has been washed.
Remove stains of this kind immediately, using cleaning-grade
benzene or petroleum spirit on a
clean cloth or ball of cotton wool.
Cooling fins can be bent
easily.
Take care not to bend the fins
when cleaning the radiator.
Rubber
Treat rubber components with
water or BMW rubber-care
products.
Using silicone sprays for
the care of rubber seals can
cause damage.
Do not use silicone sprays or
other care products that contain
silicon.
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Care
If plastic parts are cleaned
using unsuitable cleaning
agents, the surfaces can be damaged.
Do not use cleaning agents that
contain alcohol, solvents or abrasives to clean plastic parts.
Even fly-remover pads or cleaning pads with hard surfaces can
produce scratches.
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BMW Motorrad recommends
BMW tar remover for removing
specks of tar. Remember to wax
the parts treated in this way.
Care
Protective wax coating
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BMW Motorrad recommends
applying only BMW car wax or
products containing carnauba
wax or synthetic wax.
It is time to rewax the paintwork when water "puddles" on
the surface, instead of forming
beads.
Laying up motorcycle
Clean the motorcycle.
Removing battery ( 116).
Spray the brake and clutch
lever pivots, the side stand
pivots and the centre stand
pivots (if the motorcycle is fitted with a centre stand) with a
suitable lubricant.
Coat bright metal and chromeplated parts with an acid-free
grease (e.g. Vaseline).
Stand the motorcycle in a dry
room in such a way that there
is no load on either wheel.
Before laying the vehicle
up out of use, have the engine oil and the oil filter element
changed by a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer. Combine work for laying up/restoring
to use with a BMW service or
inspection.
Restoring motorcycle
to use
Remove the protective wax
coating.
Clean the motorcycle.
Install a charged battery.
Before starting: work through
the checklist.
Technical data
Technical data
troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Riding specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
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Fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Technical data
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
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troubleshooting chart
Engine does not start at all or is difficult to start.
Possible cause
Rectification
Emergency off switch (kill switch)
Kill switch in operating position (run).
Side stand
Retract the side stand (
Gear engaged and clutch not disengaged.
Select neutral or pull the clutch lever (
Clutch pulled before ignition was switched on
Switch on the ignition, then pull the clutch lever.
No fuel in tank
Refuelling (
Battery flat
Charge the battery when connected (
59).
59).
65).
115).
Threaded fasteners
Front wheel
Value
Valid
125
Brake caliper to fork leg
ASA screw with washer, M10 x 40
10
38 Nm
M8 x 25
19 Nm
Quick-release axle, front, in axle
holder
M16 x 1.5
30 Nm
Rear wheel
Value
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Locknut of the final-drive chain
tensioning screw
M8
19 Nm
Rear quick-release axle in
swinging arm
M16 x 1.5
Valid
Technical data
Clamp of quick-release axle
100 Nm
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Mirror arm
Locknut (mirror) to clamp adapter
Technical data
M14 x 1
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Value
20 Nm
Clamp adapter (mirror) to
clamping block
M10
30 Nm
Valid
Engine design
Two-cylinder four-stroke, DOHC with chain-andsprocket drive, 4 valves operated by cam followers, balancing conrod, liquid-cooled cylinders and
heads, integral water pump, 6-speed gearbox and
dry sump lubrication
Displacement
798 cm3
Cylinder bore
82 mm
Piston stroke
75.6 mm
Compression ratio
12 : 1
Nominal output
52 kW, at engine speed: 7000 min-1
with power reduction OE
Torque
with power reduction OE
25 kW, at engine speed: 5000 min-1
75 Nm, at engine speed: 4500 min-1
57 Nm, at engine speed: 3000 min-1
Maximum engine speed
max 9000 min-1
Idle speed
1250+50 min-1
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Engine
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Fuel
Recommended fuel grade
Regular, unleaded
91 ROZ/RON
87 AKI
Usable fuel capacity
approx. 16 l
Reserve fuel
approx. 4 l
BMW recommends BP fuels
Engine oil
Engine oil, capacity
2.9 l, with filter change
products recommended by BMW Motorrad and generally admissible viscosity classes
Castrol GPS SAE 10W-40, API SG / JASO MA
~-20 °C
SAE 10W-40, API SF / SG / SH
~-20 °C, Operation in winter
SAE 15W-40, API SF / SG / SH
~-10 °C
BMW recommends
BMW Motorrad recommends not using oil additives, because they can have a detrimental effect
on clutch operation. Please do not hesitate to
contact your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer
if you have any questions relating the choice of a
suitable engine oil for your motorcycle.
Permissible viscosity classes
SAE 10 W-40
~-20 °C, Operation at low temperatures
SAE 15 W-40
~-10 °C
BMW recommends
Clutch
clutch type
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Technical data
Oil additives
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Multiplate clutch running in oil bath
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Technical data
130
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Transmission
gearbox type
Claw-shift 6-speed gearbox, integrated into engine block
Gearbox transmission ratios
1.943 (35/68 teeth), Primary transmission ratio
1:2.462 (13/32 teeth), 1st gear
1:1.750 (16/28 teeth), 2nd gear
1:1.381 (21/29 teeth), 3rd gear
1:1.174 (23/27 teeth), 4th gear
1:1.042 (24/25 teeth), 5th gear
1:0.960 (25/24 teeth), 6th gear
Rear-wheel drive
Type of final drive
chain drive
Type of rear suspension
Two-arm cast-aluminium swinging arm
Number of teeth, rear-wheel drive (Pinion /
sprocket)
17 / 41
Running gear
10
Front wheel
Type of front suspension
telescopic forks
Spring travel, front
180 mm, At wheel
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Type of rear suspension
Two-arm cast-aluminium swinging arm
Type of rear suspension
Direct-pivot central spring strut with steplessly
adjustable rebound-stage damping
Spring travel at rear wheel
170 mm, At wheel
Brakes
Technical data
Rear wheel
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Front wheel
Type of front brake
Hydraulically operated disc brake with 2-piston
floating caliper and fixed disc
Brake-pad material, front
Sintered metal
Rear wheel
Type of rear brake
Hydraulically operated disc brake with 1-piston
floating caliper and fixed disc
Brake-pad material, rear
Organic material
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Wheels and tyres
Recommended tyre sets
You can obtain an up-to-date list of approved
tyres from your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer
or on the Internet at "www.bmw-motorrad.com".
Technical data
Front wheel
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front wheel type
Cast aluminium, MT H2
front wheel rim size
2.50" x 19"
Tyre designation, front
110 / 80 R 19
Rear wheel
rear-wheel type
Cast aluminium, MT H2
rear wheel rim size
3.50" x 17"
Tyre designation, rear
140 / 80 R 17
Tyre pressure
Tyre pressure, front
2.2 bar, one-up, at tyre temperature: 20 °C
2.4 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, at tyre temperature: 20 °C
Tyre pressure, rear
2.4 bar, one-up, at tyre temperature: 20 °C
2.8 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, at tyre temperature: 20 °C
Electrical rating of on-board socket
5A
Fuses
Electronic fuses protect all the circuits. If an electronic fuse trips and de-energises a circuit, the
circuit is active as soon as the ignition is switched
on after the fault has been rectified.
Battery
battery type
AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) battery
battery rated voltage
12 V
battery rated capacity
14 Ah
Spark plugs
Spark plugs, manufacturer and designation
NGK DCPR 8 E
Electrode gap of spark plug
0.8...0.9 mm, When new
Lighting
Bulb for high-beam headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulbs for the low-beam headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulb for parking light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Bulb for tail light/brake light
LED / 12 V
Bulb for number-plate light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front
R10W / 12 V / 10 W
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Electrics
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with white turn indicators OE
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
with LED turn indicators OA
LED / 12 V
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear
with white turn indicators OE
Technical data
with LED turn
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indicators OA
R10W / 12 V / 10 W
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
LED / 12 V
Frame
Frame type
tubular spaceframe
type plate location
Steering head, front top
VIN location
Steering head, right
Length of motorcycle
2280 mm, across front wheel to number-plate
carrier
Height of motorcycle
1240 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
Width of motorcycle
845 mm, across mirrors without mirrors
Front-seat height
820 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
low OE
with dual seat,
without lowered suspension OE
790 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
with lowered suspension OE
765 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
rider's inside-leg arc, heel to heel
with dual seat, low OE
without lowered suspension OE
with lowered
suspension OE
1820 mm
1780 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
1710 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
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Technical data
Dimensions
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Weights
Unladen weight
199 kg, DIN unladen weight, ready for road, 90 %
load of fuel
Permissible gross weight
436 kg
Technical data
with lowered suspension OE
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Maximum payload
with lowered
suspension OE
349 kg
237 kg
150 kg
Riding specifications
Top speed
with power reduction OE
max 190 km/h
max 147 km/h
Service
Service
BMW Motorrad service . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
BMW Motorrad service quality . . . . . 138
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BMW Motorrad service
network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Confirmation of maintenance
work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Confirmation of service . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Service
BMW Motorrad mobility services roadside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
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BMW Motorrad service
Advanced technology requires
specially adapted methods of
maintenance and repair.
If maintenance and repair work is performed inexpertly, it could result in consequential damage and thus constitute a safety risk.
BMW Motorrad recommends you
to have all the associated work
on your motorcycle carried out
by a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer can provide information on
BMW services and the work undertaken as part of each service.
Have all maintenance and repair
work carried out confirmed in the
"Service" chapter in this manual.
Authorised BMW Motorrad dealers are supplied with the latest
technical information and have
the necessary technical knowhow. BMW Motorrad recommends that you contact your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer
if you have questions regarding
your motorcycle.
BMW Motorrad service
quality
Along with its reputation for engineering quality and high reliability, BMW Motorrad is a byword
for excellent quality of service.
To ensure that your BMW is always in optimum condition, BMW
Motorrad recommends that you
have the maintenance work required for your motorcycle carried out regularly, preferably by
your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer. For generous treatment of claims submitted after
the warranty period has expired,
evidence of regular maintenance
is essential.
Certain signs of wear, moreover,
may otherwise not be noticed
until it is too late to put them
right at moderate cost. Your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer's
mechanics know every detail of
your motorcycle and can take remedial action if necessary before
minor faults develop into serious
problems. By having the necessary repairs done properly and
in good time, you save time and
money in the long run.
BMW Motorrad mobility
services - roadside
assistance
In the event of a breakdown, the
BMW Motorrad mobility services
available for each new BMW motorcycle enable you to access an
extensive range of services such
as breakdown assistance, motorcycle transportation etc. (details
can differ from country to country). In the event of a breakdown,
"Service Contact Europe" or
"Service Contact Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Oceania".
BMW Motorrad service
network
The BMW running-in check has
to be performed when the motorcycle has covered between
500 km and 1500 km.
BMW Motorrad has an extensive after-sales service network in
place to look after you and your
motorcycle in more than 100
countries. In Germany alone, you
have the best possible access
to approximately 200 authorised
BMW Motorrad dealers.
All information concerning the international dealership network
can be found in the brochure
Maintenance work
BMW Pre-delivery Check
Your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer conducts the BMW predelivery check before handing
over the motorcycle to you.
BMW Running-in Check
BMW Service
The BMW Service is carried out
once a year; the extent of servicing can vary, depending on the
age of the motorcycle and the
distance it has covered. Your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer
confirms that the service work
has been carried out and enters
the date when the next service
will be due.
Riders who cover long distances
in a year might have to bring in
their motorcycles for service before the next scheduled date. It
is to allow for these cases that
a maximum odometer reading is
entered as well in the confirmation of service. Servicing has to
be brought forward if this odometer reading is reached before
the next scheduled date for the
service.
The service-due indicator in the
multifunction display reminds you
about one month or 1000 km in
advance when the time for a service is approaching, on the basis
of the programmed values.
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Service
contact the Mobile Service organisation of BMW Motorrad.
The specialists will provide the
necessary advice and assistance.
You will find important countryspecific contact addresses and
the after-sales service organisation phone numbers in the "Service Kontakt / Service Contact"
brochures, along with information on Mobile Service and the
dealership network.
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BMW Running-in
Check
Completed
Completed
on
on
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Confirmation of maintenance work
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
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on
or, if logged beforehand,
Odometer reading
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
BMW Service
BMW Service
Completed
Completed
Completed
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
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BMW Service
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BMW Service
BMW Service
BMW Service
Completed
Completed
Completed
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
BMW Service
BMW Service
Completed
Completed
Completed
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
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Service
BMW Service
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11
Service
144
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BMW Service
BMW Service
BMW Service
Completed
Completed
Completed
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
Confirmation of service
The table is intended as a record of maintenance and repair work, the installation of optional accessories
and, if appropriate, special campaign (recall) work.
Odometer
reading
145
Date
Service
Item
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Item
Odometer
reading
Date
B
Battery
Charging battery when
connected, 115
Charging battery when
disconnected, 115
Installation, 116
Maintenance instructions, 114
Position on the motorcycle, 15
Removal, 116
Technical data, 133
Brake fluid
Checking fluid level, front, 91
Checking fluid level, rear, 92
Reservoir, front, 13
Reservoir, rear, 13
Brake pads
Checking front, 89
Checking rear, 90
Running in, 61
Brakes
Adjusting handlebar lever, 47
Checking operation, 88
Safety instructions, 63
Technical data, 131
Bulbs
General instructions, 104
Replacing high-beam headlight
bulb, 105
Replacing low-beam headlight
bulb, 105
Replacing number-plate light
bulbs, 109
Replacing side-light bulb, 106
Replacing the brake light and
rear light bulbs, 108
Replacing turn indicator
bulbs, 108
Technical data, 133
Warning for bulb failure, 31
C
Case
Operation, 77
Chain
Adjusting sag, 96
Checking sag, 95
Checking wear, 96
Lubricating, 95
Checklist, 58
Clock
Adjusting, 39
Control, 18
Clutch
Adjusting handlebar lever, 47
Adjusting play, 94
Checking operation, 93
Checking play, 94
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A
Abbreviations and symbols, 6
ABS
Control, 16
Engineering details, 70
Operation, 46
Self-diagnosis, 60
Warnings, 33
Accessories
General instructions, 76
Air filter
Installation, 112
Position on the motorcycle, 15
Removal, 112
Anti-theft alarm
Telltale light, 18
Warnings, 32
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Index
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Technical data, 129
Confirmation of maintenance
work, 140
Coolant
Checking fill level, 93
Fill-level indicator, 13
Topping up, 93
Warning for
overtemperature, 30
Currency, 7
D
Damping
Adjuster, 13
Adjusting, 50
Dimensions
Technical data, 135
E
Electrics
Technical data, 133
Emergency off switch (kill
switch), 17
Operation, 45
Engine
Control, 17
Starting, 59
Technical data, 127
Warning for engine
electronics, 31
Engine oil
Checking fill level, 87
Filler neck, 11
Oil dipstick, 11
Technical data, 128
Topping up, 88
Warning for engine oil
pressure, 31
Equipment, 7
F
First-aid kit
Stowage, 14
Frame
Technical data, 134
Front-wheel stand
Installing, 103
Fuel
Filler neck, 13
Fill-level indicator, 23
Refuelling, 65
Technical data, 128
Warning for fuel down to
reserve, 30
Fuses
Technical data, 133
G
General views
Instrument panel, 18
Left handlebar fitting, 16
Left side of motorcycle, 11
Multifunction display, 22
Right handlebar fitting, 17
Right side of motorcycle, 13
Underneath the seat, 14
Underneath the trim panel, 15
Warning and telltale lights, 24
Grip heating
Control, 17
Operation, 45
I
Ignition
Switching off, 38
Switching on, 38
Immobiliser
Reserve key, 39
Warning, 30
Instrument panel
Ambient-light brightness
sensor, 18
Overview, 18
J
Jump starting, 113
K
Keys, 38
L
Lights
Control, 16
Headlight flasher, operating, 43
High-beam headlight,
operating, 43
Low-beam headlight, 43
Parking lights, operating, 43
Side light, 43
Lowered suspension
Restrictions, 56
Luggage
Instructions for loading, 56
lashing, 77
M
Maintenance
General instructions, 86
Maintenance intervals, 139
Mirrors
Adjusting, 48
Mobility services, 138
Motorcycle
care, 119
Cleaning, 119
Laying up, 122
Parking, 64
Restoring to use, 122
Multifunction display, 18
Overview, 22
Select the readings, 40
O
Odometer and tripmeters
Control, 18
Off-roading, 62
On-board computer
Control, 16
Warnings, 32
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H
Handlebar fittings
General view, left side, 16
General view, right side, 17
Hazard warning flashers
Control, 16, 17
Operation, 44
Headlight
Adjusting headlight beam
throw, 52
Beam throw, 51
Driving on right/driving on
left, 51
Helmet holder
Position on the motorcycle, 14
Horn, 16
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P
Parking, 64
Power socket
Notes on use, 76
Position on the motorcycle, 11
Pre-ride check, 60
R
Rear-wheel drive
Technical data, 130
Redline warning
Indicator, 18
Switching on, 61, 62
Refuelling, 65
Reserve volume
Warning, 30
Rev. counter, 18
Rider's Manual
Position on the motorcycle, 14
Running gear
Technical data, 131
Running in, 61
S
Safety instructions
for brake, 63
for riding, 56
Seat
Installation, 52
Lock, 11
Removal, 52
Service, 138
Service-due indicator, 25
Spark plugs
Technical data, 133
Speedometer, 18
Spring preload
Adjuster, 13
Adjusting, 49
Tools, 14
Starting, 59
Control, 17
Steering lock, 38
Stopwatch
Operation, 41
T
Technical data
Battery, 133
Brakes, 131
Bulbs, 133
Clutch, 129
Dimensions, 135
Electrics, 133
Engine, 127
Engine oil, 128
Frame, 134
Fuel, 128
Rear-wheel drive, 130
Running gear, 131
Spark plugs, 133
Standards, 7
Transmission, 130
Weights, 136
Wheels and tyres, 132
Telltale lights, 18
Overview, 24
Toolkit
Contents, 86
Position on the motorcycle, 14
Pressures, 132
Recommendation, 97
Running in, 61
Table of tyre pressures, 14
Technical data, 132
V
Vehicle identification number
Position on the motorcycle, 13
W
Warning lights, 18
Overview, 24
Warnings
Mode of presentation, 26
With ABS, 33
With anti-theft alarm, 32
With on-board computer, 32
With RDC, 33
Warnings, overview, 28
Weights
Payload table, 14
Technical data, 136
Wheels
Change of size, 97
Checking rims, 94
Installing front wheel, 99
Installing rear wheel, 102
Remove the rear wheel, 101
Removing front wheel, 98
Technical data, 132
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Index
topcase
Operation, 80
Torques, 125
Transmission
Technical data, 130
Transportation
Lashing, 66
Trim panels
Installing centre trim panel, 111
Removing centre trim
panel, 111
troubleshooting chart, 124
Turn indicators
Control, left, 16
Control, right, 17
Operation, 44
Type plate
Position on the motorcycle, 13
Tyre pressure monitoring RDC
Adhesive label for rim, 97
Engineering details, 72
Warnings, 33
Tyres
Checking inflation pressure, 50
Checking tread depth, 95
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