BMW R 1200 CL Technical data

R 1200 CL
Technical Features in Detail
Uncrating & Set up
Pre Delivery Inspection
Inspection Procedures (600 Mile)
Special Tools
Wiring Diagrams
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R 1200 CL
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R 1200 CL Introduction
R 1200 CL
Table of Contents
Technical Features in Detail
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Digital Motor Electronics (MA 2.4) . . .
Chassis and wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes (Integral ABS). . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bodywork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cockpit and Instruments . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical components . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sound and Communication Systems.
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pre Delivery Inspection Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Retail Delivery Handover Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
600 Mile Inspection Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
New Special Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Wiring Diagrams
Terminal & Electrical Component Designation Legend
Power Distribution & Grounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starter & Alternator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Motronic MA 2.4 Engine Management. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anti-lock Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrumentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Horn,Turn Indicators with Hazard Flashers . . . . . . . . .
Radio/CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Grips/Seat and Diagnostic Plug . . . . . . . . . . .
Alarm System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical Component Location Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Alarm System Components and Programming Information. . 121
R 1200 CL Introduction
R 1200 CL
Pearl Silver Metallic
The new R 1200 CL luxury Cruiser:
individual product personality, visual
appeal featuring unique specifications in
the Cruiser segment.
The distinctive look of the new BMW
boxer flat-twin appeals to the taste of the
individual motorcyclist.
This introduction brochure describes the
technology that lies beneath the skin of the
new BMW R 1200 CL in detail as well as
uncrating, set up, PDI and maintenance
information. However, allways refer to technical data in the relevant publications found
the Service and Technical Training areas of
MTAS (Motorcycle Training Administration
We hope you enjoy reading this brochure.
Technical Features in Detail
R 1200 CL
Overview. Assembled at the Berlin plant
with its sister models, the R 1200 CL is yet
another milestone for BMW Motorcycles. It
takes its place in the line up of previously
introduced R 1200 C models including the
Classic introduced in 1997, and the later
model variants including the R 1200 C
Montana, Euro, Stilleto and Phoenix, all of
which have laid the foundation for an
extremely successful series.
The name identifies the character of this
new R Series addition; R 1200 CL: Cruiser
and Luxury, comfort with everyday suitability and a powerful appearance.
In addition to the Pearl Silver Metallic shown
on the previous page, color choices at time
of introduction also include:
Equipment Levels. There are two versions; the base R 1200 CL and the higher
trim level R 1200 CLC (custom).
In addition to the Fully Integral ABS, other
upgrades are provided as standard equipment on the base R 1200 CL including:
• cruise control,
• two-stage heated grips,
• chrome package,
• and prewiring for the factory stereo
radio/single disc CD player.
The R 1200 CLC is additionally equipped
• stereo radio / single disc CD player
with handlebar mounted control,
• heated, comfort seat.
Accessories. Accessories are also available for both versions including:
• plug in Factory Alarm System,
• Comfort-Squab (separate backrest)
• Top Case Speakers
• Floorboard footrest for passenger
• Cup holder (like K 1200 LT)
• BC-V.O.I.C.E. Board Communications - Voice
Operated Intercom Communication Equipment.
Mojave Brown Metallic
• CB Radio and antenna
• Luggage soft bag inserts for side cases
• Cylinder head engine protection bars
• Side case protection bars
Image.The distinctive fairing silhouette with
the four headlights and innovative bodywork design integrated standard top and
side case storage concept tempt you to get
on and ride. The riding position, designed
for good handling, provides direct contact
with the motorcycle thanks to the wide handlebars and low, comfortable seat.
Capri Blue Metallic
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A standard seat height of 745 mm (29.3”)
has been designed intentionally low for all
riders in order to ensure easy control over
the motorcycle when in standing position.
R 1200 CL
The proven 1200 cc R 259 variant, with
high-camshaft-valve control and four
valves is fitted in the R 1200 CL unchanged.
The engine cooling system is handled by
twin oil-coolers integrated in the front
frame. Oil circulation is supplied by its own
oil pump, regulated by a thermostat. The oil
flows through both oil coolers in succession; lubricating oil and cooling oil are separated.
Engine management is controlled by the
Motronic MA 2.4. in conjunction with the performance-determining components, such s
camshafts, valve sizes, air intake design, the R
1200 CL engine is also designed in such a
way that a torque range desired for a luxury
Cruiser is attained. The engine output of the
R 1200 CL is 45 KW (61 bhp) at 5000 RPM,
the maximum torque 98 Nm (71 ft/lb) at
3000 RPM.
The engine’s displacement and dynamic
specifications are:
Displacement = 1170 cc
Bore x Stroke = 101 mm x 73 mm
Pistons = short skirt light alloy box piston
Compression Ratio = 10.0:1,
Camshaft profile = 256°
The exhaust system is designed according
to the bikes cruiser characteristic.
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R 1200 CL
The two piece light alloy crankcase is manufactured using a pressure die-casting
method.The oil pan, which holds 3.75 litres,
is integrated into the engine case halves.
As with all R Series bikes, the engine and
gearbox is a combined load bearing element of the chassis. For this reason, both
case halves were designed with a specific
rigidity with the aid of computer calculations
of the Finite Element Method.
The 1-piece forged crankshaft is accommodated centrally in the crankcase on sliding
bearings. It runs on two bearings, the rear
bearing being larger and designed as a
double collar bearing. The 125 mm long
connecting rods are made of sintered steel
and are cracked at the big end.
Engine Components
The weight-optimized box pistons are made
of light alloy and have machined valve
notches on the piston crown. A pressure
release channel above the piston ring zone
prevents a partial vacuum from building up
in the combustion chamber during engine
cool down to prevent oil from being pulled
in under vacuum when the engine is off.
Crankshaft / Pistons
The camshafts are mounted into the cylinder heads by separate camshaft carriers.
The cams are made up of a case-hardened
shaft with pressed-on individual cams
made of sintered material.
The camshafts are roller chain driven at a
2:1 ratio geared down by the auxiliary shaft,
which is located below the crankshaft and
also drives both duo-centric oil pumps.
The valves all have 5 mm valve stems. They
are actuated in pairs by clear chill cast tappets, short aluminum tappet push rods and
forged valve lifters.
Cylinder head / Valve train
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R 1200 CL
The engine is designed to run on premium
grade fuel (95 RON/92 AKI).The air fuel mixture is ignited by a centrally placed spark
Directly connected to each spark plug are
the new direct connection ignition coils (ie:
F 650 CS). These coils eliminate the secondary spark plug wire ensuring consistent
spark voltage over the lifetime of the motorcycle. Due to the ignition coils, the cylinder
head covers are new.The ignition coils each
have a separate ground wire that connects
to the engine cylinder head.
New Ignition Coils
The exhaust system with a hard chrome
plated surface is produced in three sections: two exhaust manifolds consisting of a
55 mm double walled tube and a flangemounted, 1-section exhaust silencer with
short tail pipes. This has 4 chambers and is
based on the reflection and absorption principle.
In the exhaust silencer of the R 1200 CL, two
catalytic converters are used. The small
diameter and a flat design, offers a higher
sectional flow. The cylindrical catalytic converter carriers have a diameter of 60 mm
and a length of 74 mm.
Exhaust Components
The heated O2 sensor is located in the
exhaust gas stream of the two exhaust manifolds beyond the catalytic converters.
During the warm-up period from 60° C
motor oil temperature (just a few minutes
after starting), it already ensures that the
engine runs in accordance with the stoichiometric mixture (lambda=1).
The catalytic converters are made of palladium and rhodium. Palladium accelerates
the oxidation of hydrocarbons and carbon
monoxide. Rhodium reduces nitric oxide.
Twin Catalytic Converters, Single O2 Sensor
R 1200 CL Introduction
R 1200 CL
Centrifugal mass is of advantage for Cruiser
engine speeds. This is achieved by a solid
clutch case cover with the R 1200 CL.
The weight of the clutch disc on the other
hand, with a diameter of only 165 mm, has
been reduced in order to attain a fast standstill of the gear drive shaft.
This optimizes the engaging and disengaging of the 6-speed gearbox. The wear resistant friction lining of the clutch disc together with the strong casing cover additionally
offers high temperature resistance.
Clutch Components
R 1200 CL Introduction
R 1200 CL
The R 1200 CL is equipped with a new six
speed Getrag gearbox exhibiting the gearbox codes:
xxxxxJAE (BMW 7 673 702; GETRAG
424.0.0003.04) = 6 speed, silver painted
xxxxxJAF (BMW 7 673 703; GETRAG
424.0.0003.05) = 6 speed, black painted
The first five gears are closely graduated
enabling typical Cruiser riding. The sixth
gear is geared considerably longer and is
therefore designed as an overdrive providing pleasant touring with lower fuel consumption on interstate journeys.
In the light alloy casing, three gear shafts
are installed in wear-resistant clean-bearing
deep groove ball bearings.
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R 1200 CL
Gear Box
The engaging and disengaging gears are
located on the auxiliary shaft and the driven
shaft. All driven gears are installed on lowfriction needle bearings.
The new heal/toe shifter transfers the riders
shift action to the gearbox through ball and
pin pivots to the input shaft. The heal/toe
shifter is made of chrome plated forged aluminum.
The aluminum shifter drum is fixed in the
exact gear positions by a cam plate. The
die-cast aluminum shifter forks are actuated by the shifting gates of the camshaft
controllers via anti-friction steel bushes.The
shifter forks glide smoothly on hollow bored
steel shafts and engage the gears exactly.
The gear pair of the primary drive has a quietly running, wear-resistant spiral gearing.
All other gears are provided with a spur
toothing and are constructed tightly interlocked.This provides smoother meshing for
particularly quiet running.
The hollow-bored drive shaft bears a compact, two phase starting damper. The rotational oscillations occurring during the idle
speed of the engine are absorbed by a prestressed washer. A heavy-duty coil spring
works in the main damper, which is responsible for reducing the noise occurring during the changing of gear and load.
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R 1200 CL
Digital Motor Electronics MA 2.4
The R 1200 CL is equipped with Digital
Motor Electronics (Motronic) MA 2.4
engine management system. In contrast
to the Motronic MA 2.4 for the R 1150
models, an electronically regulated cold
start control with idle speed control is
used for the R 1200 CL. as on the R 1200
C Classic.
The MA 2.4 control module monitors engine
operating parameters via input signals from
sensors and switches.
These input values are evaluated by the
control module and used for calculating the
injection on time and frequency, optimum
ignition timing angle and idle speed control
based on programmed operating data
This system provides a consistent idle
speed of 900 RPM at normal operating
temperature as well as automatic increased
speeds for cold engine startup which gradually changes as the engine warms up.
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R 1200 CL
Digital Motor Electronics MA 2.4
The fuel pump – together with a fuel pressure regulator – ensure that adequate fuel
volume is available with constant pressure
to the fuel injectors. The fuel pump is
switched on by the fuel pump relay which is
controlled by the MA 2.4 control module.The
fuel system pressure in the distributor is
constant 3 bar.
The Motronic control module receives the
most important input signals from the hall
sensors (crankshaft rotational speed and
top dead center piston position) and from
the throttle position sensor (angular position
of the throttle valves).
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The air volume drawn in is calculated (Alphan-control) via the angle of the throttle valve
(Alpha) and the engine speed. The fine-tuning takes place via an engine temperature
sensor, and the air temperature sensor and
the integrated barometric pressure sensor.
The oxygen sensor monitors the amount of
remaining oxygen content in the exhaust
gas. This allows the control module to
manipulate the fuel injector on time (Ti) to
maintain the optimum air fuel mixture. All
information is compared with the programmed characteristics in the control unit.
R 1200 CL
Digital Motor Electronics MA 2.4
The output signals for ignition and injection
are amplified in the control module by integrated output transistors. The transistors
switching on and off activates the fuel injector solenoid valves and the primary ignition
coil windings.
The cold-start control works with an actuator with a worm gear pair that directly actuates the two throttle valves in the intake
manifold. The control signal is calculated
from the signals of the engine temperature
and from the speed of the crankshaft with
The ideal positions of the throttle valves are
set for all operational states by means of an
adaptive control adjustment maintained by
the control module.
The fuel injectors are small and light weight.
They inject fuel once per crankshaft revolution in parallel.
To achieve optimal running of the engine
during the start-up and warming phase, fuel
enrichment is provided by activating the
injectors twice as often during starting
phase, then switching over to the once per
crankshaft revolution injection scheme with
a longer ontime to proved enrichment. As
the engine warms the on time is reduced.
When the maximum engine speed of 7000
rpm has been reached, the injection time is
interrupted in order to limit the speed.
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R 1200 CL
Digital Motor Electronics MA 2.4
The Motronic is equipped with a fuel cut-off.
If throttle valves are closed, an engine temperature is more than 70° C or an engine
speed exceeds 1800 rpm, then the activation of the fuel injectors is interrupted. When
the engine speed reduces to 1400 RPM or
below, the injectors are reactivated.
MA 2.4 communicates with BMW diagnostic equipment (MoDiTeC / GT 1) via the 10
pin diagnostic plug located under the left
side chrome cover.
The failure of a sensor signal (with the
exception of Hall sensors) is detected by
the control module through electrical monitoring and plausibility. When this happens,
a fault is set for the failed input signal and
alternate default value is used allowing the
motorcycle to continue running.
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R 1200 CL
Chassis and Wheels
The R 1200 CL has a wheelbase of
1641mm, which is actually 9mm shorter
than the Classic. The rake angle and trail
measurement have also been changed.
Additionally, the attachment points for the
brake calipers had to be modified to comply with the EVO caliper dimensions requiring new stanchion tubes for the front forks.
The chassis geometry was re-considered
for the R 1200 CL due to the wider tires and
the different character required for a Luxury
Cruiser. The angles were a calculated decision, resulting in both appearance and
functionality. These changes necessitated
the following new components specifically
made for this bike;
The telelever control arm pivots at the
engine mounting location on a continuous
hollow shaft, which is held in maintenancefree ball bearings.
• 30 mm longer telelever control arm,
• wider chrome plated upper fork bridge,
• wider lower fork brace with repositioned
ball joint mounting socket
The front frame section is made of die cast
aluminum, which is the best method for
moulding shapes and surfaces. It’s firmly
attached to the crankcase at four points.
The cast frame provides a mounting point
for the new chrome plated, forged aluminum, upper fork bridge. The fork bridge
steering bearings are reinforced doublerow flute bearings.
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R 1200 CL
Chassis and Wheels
To prevent rocking movements in the steering system, the fork tubes are mounted to the
newly designed upper fork bridge by tilt decoupled barrel joints.
The fork tubes are mounted 225 mm apart from each other and connected by a new
chrome plated, forged aluminum, lower fork brace. It is mounted to the forks by bolts
ensuring the rigidity of the front wheel location. The lower fork brace is connected to the
30mm longer longitudinal control arm by the typical Telelever maintenance free ball joint.
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R 1200 CL
Chassis and Wheels
The travel of the front wheel is damped by a
central suspension strut with twin-sleeve
damper principle. It provides 144 mm of
front suspension travel.
To review the changes in the chassis geometry we will compare the R 1200 C to the
CL. But first lets review the basics of chassis geometry.
Rake = The inclined angle that is created
by an imaginary line through the steering
pivots to the road surface.
Trail = The distance, as measured along the
ground, of the point at which the front tire
contacts the ground and where the imaginary axis line of the steering pivots would
contact the ground.
By itself, the 30mm longer R 1200 CL
Telelever changes the rake angle to 56O
and increases the wheelbase by the same
However, the new lower fork brace repositions the steering pivot further forward on
the fork brace, which moves the forks rearward reducing the overall wheelbase but
increases the trail.
Final chassis specifications of R 1200 C
vs R 1200 CL:
Rake angle:
C = 60.5O
CL = 56O
Trail measurement:
C = 86mm (3.38“)
CL = 184mm (7.24“)
C = 1650 mm (65.0“)
CL = 1641 mm (64.61“)
Technical Features in Detail
R 1200 CL
Chassis and Wheels
The Monolever swing arm is fixed very rigidly – in central cast steel parts – in backlash
free taper roller bearings, thereby resulting in
a short, rigid connection between the bearing of the rear wheel swing arm and the longitudinal control arm.
The welded monolever consists of extremely strong molded steel parts.The monolever
has been structurally reinforced in the area
of the spring strut support and the extruded
The swing arm is 612 mm long which has
remained the same length in order to realize
the seat position behind the rear wheel and
the classical directional stability of a Cruiser.
The forces of the Monolever spring strut are
absorbed above the swinging arm bearing,
which are distributed optimally in the tension struts of the frame triangle.
The new spring strut is equipped with a single sleeve damper and the pre-load of the
spring can be easily adjusted hydraulically
with a hand adjustment knob.
The rear wheel has 120 mm of travel. The
damper system is identified as W.A.D.,
which is a german acronym for travel related
This principle works in the compression
stroke with a needle valve that closes off a
fluid dampening section within the strut to
increase damping when travel movement
comes close to the end limits.
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R 1200 CL
Chassis and Wheels
The rear frame section is welded together
by a combination of tubular, cast and forged
steel components. The frame is then paint
finish coated.
Cast steel bearings for supporting the foot
pegs of the rider and pillion are welded to
the frame. They are attached to the engine
in the area of the longitudinal control arm
bearing, the oil pan and on the considerably
reinforced light metal-gearbox case.
Due to the longer seat system and the addition of the top case, the rear frame is
lengthened accordingly. The side cases are
mounted to tubular frame extensions providing a screw mounting point. The left side
extension is removable for tire service by
removing four screws.
Tail Frame Section
Front Wheel
R 1200 CL Introduction
R 1200 CL
Chassis and Wheels
The new die-cast aluminum wheels with
their five double spokes radiate dynamic
performance and are visually supported by
the powerful large tires.
The rear wheel measures 4.0 x 15 with tire
measuring 170/80 VR 15 for good traction,
high mileage and ride comfort.
The wheel is screwed directly to the rear
axle with four wheel-bolts enabling the
wheel to be removed easily once the side
case is removed or with a service lift with a
removable floor.
The front wheel measures 3.5 x 16 with tire
measuring 150/80 VR 16 for the best braking efficiency and comfort. The front wheel
axle is also new. It’s length has been
increased due to the wider spacing.
Front & Rear Wheels
Removal of the rear wheel is simplified by
the use of the accessory service stand jack
and a detachable rear frame that is accessible from behind the left side saddle bag.
4 x T20
to 20 Nm
when reinstalling
The rear wheel can be removed without
removing the side frame if the motorcycle is
on a service lift with a removal rear wheel
Frame Case Mount Removal/Installation
Detach the case 2 x T25 + 2 x T30
Case mount (frame section) 4 x T40
Rear wheel bolt 4 x M12 x 60.
Note the intermediate spacer.
105 Nm
(cross pattern)
Spacer Plate
Rear Wheel Removal/Installation
Technical Features in Detail
R 1200 CL
Brake Components and Integral ABS
The brake system has been designed to
meet the demands of a touring Cruiser. The
EVO brake and fully integral ABS are used
for the first time on the R 1200 C model.
The large 305mm floating brake discs made
of high-grade steel are used on the front
wheel. The bearings are connected directly
to the hub of the front wheel by means of a
secondary support and five screws. Drilled
discs enhance the brake reaction in wet
conditions and increase the self-cleaning
The two hydraulically operated 4-piston
calipers are designed as fixed calipers providing angular wear compensation due to
the offset piston diameters. The piston
diameters are 36 or 32 mm.
The sintered metal brake pads have a brake
pad surface of 86 cm2.The rear wheel brake
is a hydraulically operated single disc brake
with 4-piston caliper and organic brake
pads. It has been taken over essentially
from the K 1200 LT model.
The floating high-grade steel brake disc
screwed to the ring gear of the rear axle has
retained the diameter of 285 mm. The thickness of the disc has been increased to 7 mm.
A visual wear indicator is mounted on the
steel support of the outer brake pad to
make it easy to check the available pad
thickness as the brakes where and as an
indicator that they require replacement.
Technical Features in Detail
R 1200 CL
Brake Components and Integral ABS
Brake Pad Wear Indicator
When the tab of the indicator
touches the pad on the other
side, replace the pads.
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R 1200 CL
Brake Components and Integral ABS
The BMW fully integral ABS enables the
braking efficiency to be distributed via electronic control ensuring optimal braking
power is always available on each wheel. At
the same time, influencing factors such as
dynamic wheel load distribution, load and
temperature of the brakes are taken into
account. In addition, the system includes
the antilock function so that a reliable braking function is available on the motorcycle.
The fully integral pressure modulator of the
R 1200 CL is installed beneath the tank.The
brake fluid reservoirs for the front and rear
wheel circuit are located in the pressure
modulator as on all R series bikes. The
brake fluid reservoir for the front control circuit is located in the hand lever master
cylinder. The rear control circuit reservoir is
connected to the brake pedal master cylinder via a feed line (green line in illustration).
The system’s integrated brake booster
keeps the operating force of the brake lever
low for the rider. With the fully integral variant, the front and rear control circuits are
connected by integral pistons in the pressure modulator that the front and rear wheel
brakes are activated automatically when the
hand lever or rear pedal are operated.
As with all versions of the Integral ABS, the
modulator control valves are designed to
provide the residual braking function, which
connects the control circuits and wheel circuits via piston movement (hydraulic over
hydraulic control). This safety feature
ensures adequate brake function if the ignition is turned off or if the Integral ABS is
Technical Features in Detail
R 1200 CL
Brake Components and Integral ABS
The other lines run as follows:
• The orange line (actuating pressure) and
the yellow line (brake actuator signal) run
from the handbrake lever to the pressure
The new light weight speed sensor trigger
rings in combination with the active wheel
speed sensors recognize wheel locking
tendencies much faster than the previous
analog inductive sensors.
• The orange line (actuating pressure) and
the yellow line (brake actuator signal) run
from the foot brake lever to the pressure
modulator. Furthermore, the green line
comes from the brake fluid reservoir to
the foot brake cylinder.
The speed sensor signals are input to the
Integral ABS control module for continual
processing and are also output to provide a
speedometer signal for systems requiring
accurate speed information such as the
cruise control and speedometer.
• The red lines run from the pressure modulator (wheel circuit) to the front wheel
and rear wheel brake calipers.
The system also monitors the function of
the brake light and rear light and indicates
their failure when necessary. If a rear light is
defective, the dimmed brake light takes over
its function.
• The sensor signals (blue) come from the
front and rear wheel to the controller.
• The warning lights in the cockpit are controlled via the blue lines.
Technical Features in Detail
The general warning light and an ABS warning light are located in the cockpit for indicating possible defects or faults.
R 1200 CL
The front fairing integrated headlights
give this motorcycle a very distinctive
visual appeal.
The fairing integrated mirrors (which also
house the direction indicator lights), and the
permanently fixed windshield, the 3-part
fairing harmoniously combines Cruiser and
tourer features, providing a new standard for
luxury cruising.
The tank and side trim panel parts are distinctive with the ergonomics of the knee
angle and the aerodynamically optimized air
outlets of the oil coolers which provide
additional leg protection.
These combined features result in a casual,
pleasant seating position, the anatomy of
the knee angle being particularly distinguished in the area of the air filter cover. The
painted wide rear fender emphasizes the
bikes stretched lines.
The front fairing attached to the handlebars
protects effectively against disturbing wind
pressure and turbulence. Transparent wind
guide vanes attached to the fairing ensure
that additional water and dirt is deflected
mainly from the passenger.
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R 1200 CL
There are two windshield versions; low and
high.The US market will receive the low version as standard equipment. The high version can be purchased as an accessory.
Both types are distinctive thanks to their
functional design, which is cut lower in a
curved arch in the rider’s field of vision.
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The advantage is not only an enhanced field
of vision in wet and dusty conditions. But at
high speeds in particular, the ingenious
recess improves the protection in the area
of the shoulder and provides added wind
protection for the passenger.
R 1200 CL
The mirror housings are designed as aerodynamic hand protectors. They are ventilated at the rear in order to prevent turbulence
from forming on the handlebar grips. The
rear-view mirrors can be quickly removed
from the fairing by means ball sockets (ie: K
1200 LT, R 1150 RT).
The fuel tank trim panels protect the rider’s
legs against the air stream and have integrated rain deflectors built in by design
(edges flair outward).
The panels are hollow plastic covers that
attach to sheet steel carriers by screws.
The space between the colored covers and
steel carries houses a portion of the motorcycles electronic equipment (left side:
optional Anti Theft System, right side: cruise
control module). The side trim panels do
not have to be removed if the fuel tank is
The handlebars are made from a 3.5 mm
thick steel tube and have a diameter of
28mm. The surface is coated with hard
chrome. Handlebar weights are fitted at the
ends of the handlebars for damping vibration.
Perfect seating comfort includes the feet
too: Running boards made of forged aluminum and vibration decoupled for the rider
by rubber bearings and wide passenger
foot rests derived from the K 1200 LT guarantee good foothold, and combined with
the pleasant knee angle, ensure relaxed riding.
The seats include optional heating elements (standard on the CLC). The boldly
designed border of the upper passenger
supporting straps makes the luggage
bridge a real eye catcher.
A special feature of the side cases is the
one-hand closing concept. After pressing
the lock cylinder in, the flush finger lift lever
springs up to unlatch the cover. When
closed, the case cover latching system
evenly compresses the lid into the seal by
four integrated tension rods.
A same key lock set is equipped with the
motorcycle allowing a single key to operate
the ignition lock/steering lock, filler cap and
luggage system.
The luggage system is integrated into the
overall appearance of the R 1200 CL. The
top case with a volume of 45 litres providing plenty of space for luggage. The central
handle easily operates the latch and locking
system as on the K 1200 LT. The combined
side case volume of approximately 63 litres
brings the total lockable storage capacity of
the R 1200 CL to 108 litres.
Case Capacities:
Top Case = 45 liter (1.59 cu ft)
Left Case = 33 liters (1.16 cu ft)
Right Case = 30 liters (1.06 cu ft)
Technical Features in Detail
R 1200 CL
Technical Features in Detail
R 1200 CL
The four round headlights have been integrated in a new arrangement never before
used on a BMW Motorcycle. The headlamps are mounted to an adjustable support made of a synthetic material.
The beam distance can be adjusted to
compensate for two up riding with the
spring-loaded lever located on left side of
fairing rear surface. For normal position,
lever is up, to adjust flip down (as shown).
They consist of two larger low beam headlights and two smaller high beam headlights
positioned one on top of the other.
The low beam headlights work with an H4light and can be readjusted from the front.
The high beam headlights with H1-lights
enable wide illumination of the road with
their scattered light.
The park lamps with 4-watt conventional
bulbs are installed in the low beam headlights. All electric light bulbs can be
replaced from the outside after removing
each inner trim.
Load compensation light beam adjustment lever
Technical Features in Detail
R 1200 CL
Lever Positions:
Horizontal: normal position (shown); Always
adjust base setting of headlights with lever
in this position.
Flipped down: position for 2 up with luggage (shown on previous page).
The adjustment screw found in the center of
the load adjustment lever is used to establish the base headlight position of the total
headlamp assembly. This screw simultaneously adjusts the vertical position of all four
Base setting adjustment screw
R 1200 CL Introduction
R 1200 CL
Cockpit and Instruments
The central component in the cockpit is the
instrument cluster with its three round
gauges and the centrally located ignition
The instruments are housed in an aluminum
cockpit-support that is mounted on the fork
brace. The cover glass and functionally
designed analog instruments feature
chrome rings. The electronic tachometer is
large and easily read. The analog clock, is
mounted high and centered always in the
rider’s field of vision. The time can be
adjusted easily by using the large rubber
pushbutton located on the right hand side
of the clock.
The warning lamps and signal indicators in
the three centrally located rows are LEDs.
• Top: green turn signals, red engine oil
pressure and battery charge indicators.
• Middle: Two red ABS, green neutral and
round red Anti Theft
• Bottom: Yellow reserve fuel indicator that
flashes when the level reaches 4 liters, a
blue high beam and the yellow cruise
control indicators
The clutch and brake levers are adjustable
in order to ensure better ergonomics. There
is a two stage heated-grip flip switch (50
and 100%) on the right side combination
The speedometer’s integrated digital LCD
display includes a mileage meter that can
be reset with the left reset button. The
mileage indicator retains the setting selected prior to switching off the ignition, i.e.
odometer or trip meter.
Technical Features in Detail
R 1200 CL
Electrical Components
Electrical components:
1 Blinker/Flasher module
2 Fuel level indicator
dampening module
3 High beam relay (yellow)
4 Starter relay
5 Low beam relay (yellow)
6 ABS warning relay
7 Motronic relay
8 Fuel pump relay
9 Horn relay
10 Load Shed Relay
11Terminal connection for
Ignition and light switch
Not pictured - located
under starter relay is
starting system diode
The neatly arranged electrical system is
located under the fuel tank and is the
basis for operating the electrical components. In addition to the distribution system technology and high quality connectors, the new wiring harness provides the
possibility of options such as the Anti
Theft System to simply plug into wiring
The Motronic control module is located
above the central electrical control box.
Different electrical accessories can be connected to the wiring harness via the preinstalled special accessory-terminal.
The electronic speedometer is supplied
with a processed speed signal from the
Integral ABS control module.The turn signal
indicator relay is also fed with the speed
signal, which ensures that the direction
indicator is reset after approx. 210 m and/or
11 seconds.
Technical Features in Detail
The light-emitting diode for the reserve fuel
is controlled via an electronic module,
which has a time delay of 17 seconds.
The alternator’s maximum output is 840
Watt, of which 300 watts is available at
engine idle speed.The compact battery has
a capacity of 19 Ah.
Cranking the engine is accomplished with
an 1.1-kW planetary gear starter. Cranking is
only possible when the gear box is in neutral or in gear with the clutch lever pulled in.
Only then is there voltage on the coil of the
ignition relay via the clutch lever and gear
lever. Starting is only possible after the prop
stand has been folded in. This is a typical
safety feature of BMW. If a gear change is
made when the side prop is folded out, then
the Motronic relay is switched off.
Two easily accessible fuse boxes with new
mini fuses are arranged behind the left air
filter cover.
R 1200 CL
Cruise Control
With the introduction of the R 1200 CL,
cruise control is equipped for the first
time on a BMW boxer. It is ideally suited
for a luxury Cruiser, because it allows
particularly relaxed riding both on interstates as well as secondary roads.
The system electronics is carry over from
the K 1200 LT. It is operated from the left
combination switch. The system is turned
on with the slide switch which also unlocks
Set/ Resume pushbutton.
A function light in the left combination
switch also indicates that the system is
ready. The SET LED in the central indicator
display signals to the rider that the cruise
control is activated.
By pressing the pushbutton key in the forward direction, the current speed is stored
in the control unit and kept adjusted to the
accelerator cable by the cruise control.This
is approx. 45 to 145 Km/h, which corresponds to 2/3 of the throttle valve opening.
This is reset in the control unit by a stepper
motor via an electromagnetic clutch and roll
band. Thus, a fine adjustment of the speed
is also possible.
This is done in intervals of approx. 1.6 km/h
by tipping the pushbutton.
• In the direction of SET: accelerate
• In the direction of RES: decelerate
If the SET function is deactivated, the last
speed saved in the controller can be
retrieved and set by pressing the pushbutton key in the direction of RES.
The following operations cause the electromagnetic clutch to be switched off immediately thereby deactivating the cruise control:
• Operating the brake or clutch
• Turning back the throttle twist grip
• Accelerating to more than 160 km/h
• Setting the slide switch to OFF
Cruise Control System Test: The cruise
control system does not have a fault code
memory. It does however convey functional
confirmation through control of the SET
indicator in the instrument cluster. This is
known as the Cruise Control Self Test which
can be done via MoDiTeC or by following
the stand alone test on next page.
When the SET indicator fails to change status in a phase of the test, it indicates a circuit problem in that area of the system.
Refer to wiring diagram and check circuit(s)
and components of circuit.
Technical Features in Detail
R 1200 CL
1. With the ignition in the OFF position
switch the cruise control switch to ON.
Press and hold the cruise control button
in the SET position and turn the ignition
switch to ON. SET indicator goes ON.
When you release the button the SET
Indicator in the cluster goes OFF.
2. Press and hold the cruise control button
in the RESET position. SET indicator ON.
Release button, SET indicator goes OFF.
3. Switch the cruise control switch to OFF
position. SET indicator goes ON.
4. Switch the cruise control switch back to
ON. SET indicator in the cluster goes OFF.
5.Twist throttle grip back against detent
until you feel click of microswitch. SET
indicator goes ON. Release throttle grip.
SET indicator in the cluster goes OFF.
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6. Pull clutch lever in fully. SET Indicator in
cluster goes ON. Release, goes OFF.
7. Pull front brake lever. SET indicator in
cluster goes ON. Release, goes OFF.
8. Repeat Step 7, but hold for 5 seconds
until the SET indicator automatically goes
OFF. Then release brake lever and remove
hand from throttle.
9. Once brake is released, the cruise control module activates the motor. Listen for
a click.
10. Rotate the rear wheel to generate a
speed signal; SET indicator in cluster
blinks Flashes ON and OFF. (Roll motorcycle on shop floor)
Switch Ignition OFF, end of Test.
R 1200 CL
Cruise Control
The R 1200 CL uses a new cable control
box to converge the operation of the throttle from either the opener/closer cables of
the throttle grip or the control cable from
the cruise control actuator.
The box is located behind the fairing and
headlight assembly both of which require
removal to access. The box interconnects
four cables with two pulleys. It also contains a microswitch that signals the cruise
control module when the throttle is turned
in the close direction to cancel cruise function
Closer cable
Opener cable
Cable Box
Cruise cable
Throttle cable
Cable box location
The spring tensioned pulleys rotate on a
shared axis. The lower pulley is attached to
the opener cable, the closer cable and the
throttle cable. The upper pulley is connected to the cruise control cable.
The pulleys rotate freely from one another
when the throttle is operated from the grip.
In this function, the twist grip pulls the
opener cable which simultaneously pulls
the throttle cable at the lower pulley.
When the cruise control actuator pulls the
cruise cable, the upper pulley rotates. A pin
on the upper pulley engages the lower pulley and simultaneously operates the throttle.
Cable Box internal view
The pin on the upper pulley and the slot on
the lower pulley are keyed to allow full grip
control to over ride the cruise control function. When the twist grip is turned in the
opposite direction the closer cable is tensioned which activates the closer switch,
signalling the cruise control to deactivate if
currently active.
There are four adjustment points on the
cables to adjust cable play. They are at the
twist grip and at the cable unions under the
fairing just forward of the spring damper.
R 1200 CL Introduction
R 1200 CL
Cruise Control
Technical Features in Detail
R 1200 CL
Sound and Communication System
The R 1200 CLC is equipped with the Stereo
Radio with Single Player CD as standard
equipment. The Base R 1200 CL is prewired
to accept the equipment as an accessory.
The system consists of the combined radio
electronics/single CD player located in the
right side case, the radio controller on the
left hand handlebar, and the centrally mounted display/control panel. The radio unit with
RDS and a scan-function.
The output stages for the loudspeakers can
be controlled separately, enabling the sound
to be distributed individually via the balance
and fader.
The two standard 20-watt loudspeaker units
each consist of a broad-band loudspeaker.
With regard to the best sound quality, these
are contained in enclosed boxes with the
same volume.
The sound system mounted on the handlebar clamp in the rider’s field of vision can be
switched on and off in the central control
panel with a digital display.
All functions are selected via illuminated
buttons. The rider can easily select the volume, radio stations, station finding, mutefunction and radio traffic service by operating the standard remote control on the left
grip control.
The station finding can be operated manually or automatically with two levels of sensitivity. The scan-function searches for the
next station or title and plays it for ten seconds.The volume can be reduced by 20 dB
with the mute-function. The CD-drive is
operated electronically and can be used for
normal audio CDs.
Technical Features in Detail
R 1200 CL
Sound and Communication System
The right side case also includes a cooling
fan system for the electronics. The fan runs
continuously whenever the Radio/CD is
switched on. Make sure nothing obstructs
the intake air grill around the fan when loading the right side case.
A practical extension to the sound system
is the newly developed BC-Voice (onboard
communication system) available as a special accessory. The VOICE system module
mounts beneath the radio, but is controlled
by the radio control panel due to interconnection of the two systems.
The connection terminals for the mobile
telephone and radio are also inserted into
the front panel of the BC-VOICE.
Telephone calls can be received if the
device has an automatic call receiver and if
a small mobile radio telephone antenna is
used. The radio connection is intended for
Family Radio Band (Free Talk) two way
BC VOICE installed position / Cooling Fan
Look for accessory installation instructions
for the BC VOICE system on MTAS.
A new easily detachable dielectric rod
antenna and base union are being introduced on the R 1200 CL. This new style
union offers simplified removal and reinstallation when necessary for cover use.
The antenna is decoupled from the base
using an special tool found in the tool kit
and unscrewing the union. The contact is
more robust than previous antennas ensuring proper connection everytime.
Dieletric Antenna
Technical Features in Detail
R 1200 CL
Technical Data
Air/oil-cooled 2-cylinder 4-stroke boxer
engine with four rocker arm operated
valves, each with overhead camshaft and
wet lubrication with two oil coolers
Max. torque
45 kW (61 hp) @ 5000 rpm
98 Nm (71 ft/lb) @ 3000 rpm
Effective capacity
Stroke/bore ratio
Compression ratio
101 mm (3.98”)
73 mm (2.87”)
1170 cm3 (71.4 cubic inches)
10.0 : 1
Unleaded regular grade fuel, 95 RON
Angle of valve in relation to the cylinder axis
Intake: 19°
Exhaust: 22°
Valve diameter
34 mm (1.34”)
29 mm (1.14”)
Valve timing at 3 mm valve play
Intake opens 17° ATDC
Intake closes 15° ATDC
Exhaust opens 15° BTDC
Exhaust closes 17° BTDC
Valve stroke (without valve play)
8.23 mm (0.32”)
Engine oil volume
Oil filter
Oil pumps
3.75 liter (4 quarts)
External filter cartridge
2 Troichoid pumps from auxiliary shaft
driven by a chain
Lubricating Circuit Oil Pressure
3.5–6.0 bar (50-87 psi)
at 80° C (176O F) oil temperature
Engine cooling:
Combined air/oil cooling with twin coolers
integrated in the frame. Circulation by
means of separate oil pumps
with thermostat control
Flow rate of the pump
Start of opening of the thermostat valve
35 liters (37 qts) per minute
95 °C (203O F)
Technical Features in Detail
R 1200 CL
Technical Data
Clutch disc diameter
Master cylinder piston diameter
Slave cylinder piston diameter
Primary input shaft gear reduction
Gear Ratios
Hydraulically operated single-disc dry
clutch with transmission disc spring and
asbestos-free friction lining
165 mm (6.5”)
13 mm (0.5”)
24 mm (0.94”)
Constant mesh 6-speed transmission
integrated in flange-mounted case
1st gear: 1 : 2.038
2nd gear: 1 : 1.600
3rd gear: 1 : 1.267
4th gear: 1 : 1.034
5th gear: 1 : 0.903
6th gear: 1 : 0.698
Rear wheel drive:
Ring/Pinion teeth
Angular gear with Palloid tooth system
1 : 2.62
Mixture control/ignition system:
Maximum engine speed
Idle speed
Digital motor electronics: Motronic MA 2.4
7000 rpm (disabling of the injection signal)
900 rpm
Lambda control
Fuel cut-off
Engine temperature above 60° C (140OF)
Speed above 1800 rpm
Engine temperature above 70 °C (158OF)
Fuel pressure
Capacity of the fuel tank
Ignition angle range (motronic controlled)
Spark plug
3.0 bar (43.5 psi)
17.5 liters (4.62 gallons), including approximate 4 liter (1 gallon) reserve (light on)
+43° to 0° OT (characteristic zone)
Bosch FR6 DDC
Maximum power
Alternator with voltage control
840 W
14 V
1 : 1.5
With magneto-electrically excited electromotor, drives the clutch plate by means of
intermediate gearbox and pre-engaged
1.1 kW (1.5 hp)
1: 5.5
Transmission of planetary gear
Technical Features in Detail
R 1200 CL
Technical Data
Front wheel suspension:
Full spring travel on the wheel
Stanchion diameter
Steering lock angle
Rear wheel suspension:
Effective length of swing-arm
Spring deflection on the wheel
Damping system
Telelever with central strut and tilt decoupling of the upper fork brace
144 mm (5.67”)
35 mm (1.38”)
35 ° right / left
Strut with coil spring and twin-sleeve
damper (non adjustable)
Monolever with central strut, Steel swing
arm and single-sleeve damper Spring preload adjustable hydraulically
612 mm (24”)
120 mm (4.72)
WAD (Travel related damping on the compression stroke)
Die-cast aluminum wheel, 5 double spokes
Front: 3.50"x16" MTH2
Rear: 4.00"x15" MTH2
Light low-section Cruiser tire
Front: 150/80 VR 16
Rear: 170/80 VR 15
Brake system:
Hydraulically operated, Standard I-ABS
Double-disc brake with 4-piston fixed
caliper, de-skew, floating high-grade steel
brake discs
305 mm (12.0”)
5 mm (0.2”)
32/36 mm
16 mm (0.63”)
Sintered metal
Brake disc diameter
Brake disc thickness
Caliper piston diameters
Master cylinder piston diameter
Brake pad friction material
Brake disc diameter
Brake disc thickness
Caliper piston diameters
Master cylinder piston diameter
Brake pad friction material
4-piston fixed caliper, floating high-grade
steel brake disc with asymmetrical bearings
285 mm (11.2”)
7 mm (0.27”)
32/34 mm
14.29 mm (0.56”)
Semi-metal (organic)
Technical Features in Detail
R 1200 CL
Technical Data
Overall length
Width at the rear view mirrors
Height at the top edge of the windshield
Wheelbase in normal position
Trail in normal position
Steering head angle in normal position
Seat height, unladen weight
laden weight (187 lb rider)
Ground clearance in normal position
Unladen, road ready and fully fueled
Permitted total weight (GAVR)
Maximum speed
Acceleration 0–100 km/h (0-62 MPH)
Average fuel consumption for one hour of
riding at a constant:
• 90 km/h (55.9 mph)
• 120 km/h (75.0 mph)
Technical Features in Detail
2,415 mm (95.0” - or - 7.92’)
1,075 mm (42.3”)
1,435 mm (56.4”)
1,641 mm (64.6”)
184 mm (7.24”)
755 mm (29.7”)
745 mm (29.3”)
159 mm (6.25”)
308 kg (679.0 lbs) standard equipment
530 kg (1,168.5 lbs)
allows max rider, passenger and luggage
weight of 222 kg (489.5 lbs)
165 km/h (102.5 mph)
6.3 s
5.1 liters (1.34 gallons)
6.2 liters (1.64 gallons)
R 1200 CL
PDI Procedures - Uncrating
Delivery and Crate Inspection
While the motorcycle is being unloaded by the shipper, thoroughly inspect the
crate for damage. Department of Transportation law requires the driver to allow
you, the representative of your dealership ample time to perform a thoroughly
crate inspection for each delivered unit.
Maintain your familiarity of motorcycle delivery receipt, inspection and claims
processing by reviewing the following official BMW Motorcycle documents:
• Motorcycle Transportation Damage Policies and Procedures. This document
is available on MTAS (Service>Warranty Information).
• Motorcycle Service Information Bulletins, Group 4 (Warranty).
If any crate damaged is present:
• Thoroughly examine the motorcycle and all contents for consequential damage or missing parts.
• Clearly note damage and or missing parts on the truckers bill of lading (delivery slip).
• Inform the trucking company in writing without delay.
• Damage under $750.00 must be claimed via warranty.
• Damage over $750.00 requires your field representative to be contacted. The
field representative must authorize your claim prior to submittal.
Crate Contents/Locations
Front Wheel
• Key set (D)
Windshield (A) • Antenna (C)
Fender (B)
• Mirrors (E)
Rider Manuals, Dealer Directory (I)
Pertinent attaching hardware (F)
Tool Kit (F)
Top Case (G)
Start a Vehicle History File
• Establish a Vehicle History File.
• Remove the documentation on the
side of the crate and place it into
the file.
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R 1200 CL
PDI Procedures - Uncrating
R 1200 CL Introduction
R 1200 CL
PDI Procedures - Uncrating
Uncrating the motorcycle
• With the crate on a level surface,
remove the top cover by levering it
off with a pry bar.
Hint: Place the crate top on the
edge of the crate frame and snap it
in half. This will make handling the
cover more manageable.
Lever off top cover and minimize for easy handling
• Remove the plastic bag suspended
between the crate lateral supports.
Set the bag aside in a safe place.
• Remove the antenna from right side
crate support.
• Pry or cut the lateral supports out
from the top of the crate as shown.
• Using a suitable saw such as a
reciprocating saw (SawzallTM), carefully cut the sides of the crate
where they attached to the end
Remove top plastic bag
• Do this on both sides of the crate
(total of 8 cuts).
Carefully lever out top supports
Cut crate in 8 locations as shown (both sides)
R 1200 CL Introduction
R 1200 CL
PDI Procedures - Uncrating
Note: During next three steps, ensure crate panels do not damage motorcycle.
• Remove the front tire from the right side area of the crate and set it aside.
• Remove both side panels from the crate base by carefully pivoting forward
and backward until vertical brace detaches from base.You may also choose
to cut the vertical braces at the bottom with someone assisting you.
• Remove both crate end panels by forcibly pulling the panels from the crate
base. Give a good yank, they will separate from the crate base quite easily.
• Critical Step! Wipe down the brake
rotors on both wheels with brake
cleaner and a lintless rag. Make
sure you also clean the disc surfaces beneath the pads on the rear
wheel as soon as you can prior to
operating brakes.
• Remove the front straps first. The
rear straps will hold the motorcycle
upright on the crate base. Hint:
Configure strap loop end as shown.
Grasp the loop tightly and pull it
away from the buckle.
Release Tie Down Straps Holding Bike to Base
• Attach tie strap to handlebar/triple
clamp fittings as shown. If equipped
with radio, strap on outside of fork
bridge clamps only. Do not damage
radio control/display panel with
• Use special tool 90 88 6 465 640
(crane) to lift the front end off the
crate base. As you raise motorcycle,
loosen rear shipping straps.
• Cut crate base just forward of rear
wheel on both sides as shown. Slide
crate forward and out from under bike.
Lifting Front Axle, removing pallet and supporting
R 1200 CL Introduction
R 1200 CL
PDI Procedures - Set Up
• Clean area under motorcycle completely ensuring any sharp objects
or nails are removed.
• Install fender. Unbolt the calipers
from the front forks.
• Loosen fork leg pinch bolts (5 & 6).
Remove axle bolt (4), axle (3), and
spacer (2) from forks.
• Ensure spacer seal (1) is positioned
onto hub (opposite side as shown).
Install Fender
• Coat axle lightly with Optimoly TA
(Never seize). Position wheel into
forks with spacer (2) in place and
slide axle through the front wheel.
• Align hole in axle so its parallel with
the ground. Tighten axle bolt to
• Install the calipers. Take care not to
scratch the rims when installing by
rotating taped section of rim to area
of calipers.
Install wheel and calipers
• Torque all fasteners with exception
of right fork pinch bolt (6).
• With assistance, lower and remove
crane. Remove rear straps and roll
bike off crate. Put side stand down.
• Sit on bike, apply front brake to hold
front wheel and repetitively bounce
the front end to compress the front
forks. As a final step, torque the
remaining right side pinch bolt to
Torque Specifications:
- Fender Bolts = 8 Nm (5.8 ft/lbs)
- Axle/Nut = 30 Nm (22 ft/lbs)
- Pinch Bolts = 20 Nm (15 ft/lbs)
- Caliper Bolts = 30 Nm (22 ft/lbs)
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R 1200 CL
PDI Procedures - Set Up
The R 1200 CL is equipped
with Integral ABS and is in residual braking mode until the battery has been
installed and the ignition switched on.
Extra braking effort at the lever or pedal
is required to stop the motorcycle when
in residual braking mode.
If the motorcycle is to be moved prior to
battery installation, have someone assist
you moving it through the shop and be
extremely cautious.
Remove Instrument Panel Trim
• Top
Illustration. Remove
Instrument panel center trim (2) by
removing securing screws (1).
• Remove foam rubber barrier piece
and place aside.
• Middle Illustration. Assemble the
windshield rubber trim seal (1) at
base of windshield as shown. Use a
soapy water solution to piece the
two parts together ensuring an even
Assemble windshield/seal and install
• Mount windshield/seal assembly
onto fairing area mounting using for
screws (2).
• Make sure seal is evenly spaced on
fairing surface.
• Bottom Illustration. Reinstall rubber
barrier piece (3) and place instrument panel trim (2) into position.
• Inspect all the mating surfaces for
smooth fit. Secure with six screws
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Install Instrument Panel Trim
R 1200 CL
PDI Procedures - Set Up
• The handlebars are lowered to
allow the motorcycle to fit into the
crate for shipping. HANDLEBARS
• Loosen bar clamps on upper fork
bridge. Raise bars until dimpled
spot on bar is equal to mating surface of bar clamp and fork bridge.
• Properly adjusted, bars should not
be closer than 3 - 5mm to fuel filler
door when open and bars full right.
Torque bolts to 19 Nm (14 ft/lbs).
Adjust Handlebars
• Hold mirror up to fairing mount
location. Connect directional light
connector (1) into wiring plug in fairing.
• Align ball socket unions and press
(snap) mirrors into place.
• Locate case in shipping carton and
prepare for installation. To remove
interior covering, unscrew case top
stop strap knurled screw anchor
(3). Use a small screwdriver and
press tabs (2) clear of stops and
remove covering (ie: K 1200 LT).
Install Mirrors
• Use shipping screws to install case
to four mounting base threaded
bores (1). The case mounts identically to K 1200 LT model.
• Reinstall covering and reattach top
case stop strap and knurled screw
Install Top Case
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R 1200 CL
PDI Procedures - Set Up
• Make sure the tool kit is complete.
Note the new unique R 1200 CL
tools included in the kit.
• Tire inflation shrader valve tool
• Ignition Coil removal tool
• 90O bend phillips head screw
driver socket for removing rear
directional light lens covers.
• Radio Antenna wrench
• Install Antenna using special tool as
shown (from tool kit).
Make sure tool kit is complete
• Thoroughly wash motorcycle to
remove all transportation preservatives.
• Inspect the motorcycle thoroughly
for damage and or missing parts. If
necessary, submit a QEW (MTAS).
• If parts are needed, order them.
Part costs are reimbursed via a
warranty claim using defect codes:
Parts missing - 10 01 00 00 00
Parts damaged- 10 02 00 00 00
Parts Incorrect - 10 03 00 00 00
Install Antenna
• At this point you have completed the set up portion of the Pre Delivery
Inspection. Make sure an RO has been assigned to the PDI for the motorcycle and convey any information about missing or damaged parts to the
parts department and warranty administrator.
• Perform balance of Pre-delivery inspection checks as outlined on the Predelivery check sheet sample on the next page. PDI checklists are accessed
online from the MTAS (Aftersales> Service> Technical Information). As a
time saving tip, print out multiple copies and store them for future R
1200 C models.
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R 1200 CL
PDI Checklist Sample
BMW Motorcycles
Pre-delivery check
R 1150 R R 1100 S R 1150 RT R 1150 GS R 1200 C R 1200 CL
Customer Name
Serial Number / Mileage
Repair Order Number / Date
Technician Signature
Pre-delivery Inspection
Inspect crate on receipt for signs of damage, start vehicle history file
Uncrating the motorcycle
- Remove document package from crate wrap
- Unpack and check for missing items; complete QEW if needed for missing parts
- Clean brake rotors prior to moving from crate
- Complete assembly using BMW uncrating and assembly instructions
(Have assistance moving an Integral ABS equipped motorcycle prior to battery connection)
- Adjust Handlebars to prevent damage of fuel filler door (R 1200 CL)
- Equalize pressure in front forks (R1100S)
- Clean entire motorcycle of transport preservatives
Check complete specification delivery:
- Keys,Tools, Handbooks and documents (including warranty information)
- Retailer directory/retailer business cards
- Documentation for installed options
- Remove battery
- Add battery acid
- Allow battery to cool prior to charging
- Charge battery at 10% AH rating until fully charged
- Grease the terminal posts
- mark in service date
Check and adjust front and rear brake fluid levels.
Integral ABS equipped - check brake fluid level at the modulator.
Integral ABS equipped - Perform bleed test with BMWMoDiTeC
(Print test results, attach to RO and file in Vehicle History File)
Check function of side stand safety function
Check and adjust rear shock preload basic setting
Check torque setting of the rear wheel retaining bolts _______lb/ft
Adjust tire pressures to specification - Front ______PSI, Rear ______PSI
Check engine oil level, correct if necessary
Check clutch fluid, correct if necessary
Check headlamp (basic setting), correct if necessary
Fuel the motorcycle (full tank of fuel prior to customer delivery)
Safety / operating check as final inspection:
- Cold start / idle speed
- Clutch, gear shifting, - Steering
- Front / rear brakes and ABS
- Indicator and warning lights, instruments, lighting, horn and signalling equipment
- Check function of Cruise Control (R 1200 CL)
- Function of optional equipment (radio, alarm, etc.)
- Test ride 15 miles, check for fluid leaks
- Visual quality check
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PDI Procedures - Accessing Battery
• With an assistant, place motorcycle
onto the auxiliary center stand.
Make sure pins fit securely into
bracket holes under engine.
The fit tolerance is close on pins. If
resistance is encountered, gently
tap pins into holes with a plastic
mallet. Press button (1) to retract
check balls and push pins in fully.
Lift bike with auxiliary stand
• Remove the riders seat (two nuts
and washers under seat on left and
right side).
Remove Front Seat
• Remove Left and Right
chrome intake pipe covers.
Remove Left and Right Intake Covers
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PDI Procedures - Accessing Battery
• Remove both Left and Right side
painted trim covers (2) by removing
two screws (1).
• Remove fuel tank mounting bolts
and washers (1).
• Gently lift rear of tank and unplug
fuel pump connector (4)
• Disconnect two breather lines (3).
Note orientation and routing for
Remove Left and Right side covers
• Release the quick disconnect fuel
lines (2) by pressing the release
catch (5) on each fitting.
• Handle the fuel tank gently to prevent paint damage. Lift the fuel tank
at the rear and pull backward to
remove from forward mounts.
Note: The fuel system quick disconnect
fittings are sealed by an O’ring which can
be damaged if the fitting is not reinstalled
Remove Front Seat
Always inspect the seal for damage prior
to reconnecting this fitting. Always reset
the latch plates on the female half of each
union so the two halves can reconnect.
When reconnecting, gently slide the two
halves together squarely until an audible
click is heard. Always visually check the fitting as well to ensure the union is sealed.
If the O’ring needs replacement order only
the O’ring which is available separately.
O’ring P/N = 13 31 7 659 110
Remove Left and Right Intake Covers
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PDI Procedures - Removing, Filling and Charging Battery
Note: Various models will eventually be
factory equipped with a GEL CELL
type battery. When this change over
occurs, this PDI procedure will be
revised. Please refer to appropriate
Service Bulletin and or Battery
Information Sheet located in Technical
Training Section of MTAS.
• Remove battery breather tube and
hold down bracket.
• Lift battery out of tray.
Remove battery and fill with electrolyte
Warning: Battery electrolyte is acid and is extremely caustic. Protect your eyes,
face, hands, clothing and protect the motorcycle paint work.
• Fill the battery with electrolyte, replace the caps, Electrolyte =
and let stand for one hour.
• 35% Sulfuric Acid,
• 65% Water
• Remove air bubbles and top off with more elecSpecific gravity = 1.28
trolyte if necessary.
• Charge the battery for 10 hours at a 2 amp rating. Use the appropriate charging system, do not use a maintenance trickle charger.
• Let battery stand for 24 hours before testing the battery.
• Specific gravity of the electrolyte in a fully charged battery should measure
1.26 or above in each cell. This measurement is taken with a high quality battery hydrometer.
• Mark the date on the battery.
• Make sure the ignition is turned off.
• Connect the red positive lead first,
then the black negative lead last.
• Remember to reconnect the vent.
Replace the retaining tray.
• Apply acid-proof grease to the battery terminal posts.
Mark the Service Date on the Battery Label
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PDI Procedures - Checking Brake Fluid Levels
Integral ABS has four separate brake
circuits. Fluid levels are checked at all
four of the following locations,
1. Handlebar mounted front brake
control circuit reservoir.
Turn handlebars fully to the left.
Check fluid level in sight glass.
MIN level is as indicated.
Top off with DOT 4 brake fluid as
2. Right side frame mounted rear
brake control circuit reservoir.
Checking Front Brake Control Circuit Fluid Level
• With the motorcycle on its center stand, check the level
through the window in the right
side trim panel
• Desired level is at the MAX line.
If necessary, add DOT 4 brake
fluid. The fluid level must not fall
below the MIN line.
Note: Fluid level remains constant in
control circuit reservoirs as pads wear.
Checking Rear Brake Control Circuit Fluid Level
3. Integral ABS modulator front brake wheel circuit reservoir
4. Integral ABS modulator rear brake wheel circuit reservoir
Checking the fluid level at these two locations is identical in process.
Unscrew and remove the wheel circuit reservoir caps one at a time.
Use a shoplight to clearly see the fluid level.
Make sure no contaminant’s enter the brake fluid reservoir.
Top off with DOT 4 brake fluid as necessary.
Carefully reinstall caps. Do not overtighten.
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PDI Procedures - Checking Brake Fluid Levels
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PDI Procedures - Integral ABS Bleed Test
BMW is the inventor of ABS for motorcycles and therefore places the greatest
emphasis on safety and customer satisfaction. For that reason, this comprehensive ABS bleed test using the MoDiTeC is required as part of the PDI
process prior to any operation of the vehicle.
During the test, the MoDiTeC prompts you to individually apply the brakes at the
front lever and rear pedal. The Integral ABS control module monitors the pressures generated in the control and wheel circuits. The MoDiTeC program compares the generated pressures to a specific value. If the generated pressures
are within specification, the system passes. If not, the system fails.
During the test a large amount of data is read out from the control module. As
a record of the test being carried out, the documentation generated by the completion of this test must be printed out and kept in the vehicle history file.
Important !
If the motorcycle fails this bleed test during the PDI, the reported failed circuit
will require bleeding. Refer to the appropriate repair manual and training manuals for for system bleeding instructions.
This motorcycle shall not be test ridden, retailed, traded, or in any way
demonstrated, or handed over to, the retail customer until a successful bleed
test printout for the motorcycle is placed into the vehicle history file.
Bleed Test Requirements
Prior to performing Bleed Test, make sure the following preconditions are met:
Up to date MoDiTeC software must always be loaded.
Motorcycle battery must be fully charged.
Battery charger must be connected to motorcycle.
From the Integral ABS Toolbox, launch the bleed test program. Follow all
onscreen instructions.
• Printout and sign your name and date to the successful bleed test results and
insert into vehicle history file.
If you encounter problems that can not be rectified either with bleed test or bleed
procedure please contact the Integral ABS Hotline.
Integral ABS Hotline: 1 888-217-9725 (Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST).
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PDI Procedures - Check Engine Oil Level
The engine is factory filled with oil and
only requires a visual check at the
sight glass. As long as oil level is visible, it is ok for PDI test ride. However oil
level must be checked prior to customer delivery as follows:
• Engine must be run to operating
temperatures and then allowed to
sit with engine off for 5 minutes
allowing oil to drain back to sump.
• With motorcycle in upright position,
level should be between Max/Min.
The difference between the marks
MAX and MIN is approx. 0.53 qt.
If necessary top off through filler.
Checking Engine Oil Level
Check Clutch Operating Fluid
• With motorcycle on center stand,
turn the handlebar fully to the right.
• Desired fluid level when clutch lining is new is center of sight glass.
• If necessary, add DOT 4 brake fluid.
Note: Fluid level will increase as the
clutch plate wears. Fluid level must not
fall below minimum (center dot).
Check tire pressures
Tire pressures are same for all conditions (solo, 2-up, & 2-up with luggage).
2.5 bar (36.25 psi)
2.9 bar (42.05 psi)
Record your measured value on the
PDI sheet.
Checking Clutch Operating Fluid Level
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Record measured Tire Pressures
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PDI Procedures - Check Side Stand Function
Check Side Stand Operation
• Check for smooth side stand movement. Add BMW Lube if necessary
• Check side stand safety function.
With transmission in gear and ignition key on, raise side stand to up
position and listen for audible fuel
pump operation cycle. This signifies proper safety operation.
Rear Spring Preload
• Turn knob fully out counter clockwise (to low position).
Check Side Stand Operation
Red Dot = Solo Position
Basic Setting (solo): Turn knob in to
first increment line (red dot).
Setting for two up/luggage: Turn knob
in to High setting increment line.
Shock Absorber
Spring Preload Knob
Rear Shock Spring Preload Adjustment
Check rear wheel stud torque
• 105 Nm (76 Ft lb.)
• Record your verified torque value
on the PDI Check List.
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PDI Procedures - Check Headlight Alignment
• Set the shock preload to solo mode.
• Place adjustment lever to the horizontal normal position (on back of
• Check / set the tire inflation pressure.
• Place the motorcycle on a flat surface.
1=Left/Right, 2=Up/Down for each low beam
• A rider weighing 85 kg (187lbs) must sit on the motorcycle.
• Measure the distance H from the floor to the low beam headlights center.
• Mark the measured distance H on the wall.
• Then place two crosses on H line that are spaced the same distance that the
two low beams are (S in Diagram) which is approximately 30 cm (11 3/4”).
• Measure 15mm beneath the H line and mark another cross as well on this line.
• With bike upright and low beam lights on only, check that transition of beams
divide between light and dark as shown in diagram on the two crosses
between the two lines.
• If necessary, use the single screw on the back of the fairing to move total light
assembly up or down to meet this line.
• If necessary, use the adjusting screws (1) and (2) to align the individual low
beams to the target areas on the horizontal lines and crosses on the wall.
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PDI Procedures - Final Inspections and Function Checks
Fill Fuel Tank
• Fill the fuel tank with premium unleaded gasoline
• Thoroughly check for leaks.
Check the operation of the following:
Clutch & gearshift operation.
Steering (smooth, not binding).
Front & rear brakes.
Cruise Control Operation
Alarm System (if equipped)
Tail light, stop light, and turn signals.
Horn operation.
Test ride (14 - 16 miles).
ABS brake operation.
Idle speed (after the test ride).
Rubber stamp, sign, and date the PDI block in the Service & Technical
• Make sure the PDI Check List is completed with your signature.
• Insert PDI Check List along with the Integral ABS Bleed Test Trace
Documentation (if applicable) into the vehicle history file.
Final Cleaning:
• Thoroughly wash motorcycle
• Thoroughly wash tires of tire mold
release agent to ensure maximum
Final Cleaning
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Retail Delivery Handover Process
The customer delivery process or“handover” is a critical step in establishing a successful relationship between you and your new customer. A positive delivery experience reinforces the image of your Dealership and the
people who run it. Be prepared for the delivery by reviewing the sample
Retail Delivery Check List on the following pages.
• Retail Delivery Check Lists are accessed online from the MTAS
(Aftersales> Service> Technical Information). As a time saving tip, print out
multiple copies and store them for readiness when you are delivering your
next motorcycle.
• Familiarize yourself with the Rider Manual and Technical Book. These contain information the customer reads to become familiar with his or her new
bike. Review these books at time of delivery, showing run in requirements,
important basic safety information, as well as explaining maintenance
requirements and scheduling for their 600 mile Inspection.
• Convey product information about BMW Rider Apparel and Accessories to
further the excitement of experiencing and enjoying the complete BMW
product line.
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Retail Delivery Check List Sample, Page 1
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Retail Delivery Check List Sample, Page 2
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600 Mile Inspection Procedures
Note: This manual only includes the 600 Mile Service Procedures solely as
an introduction convenience. For complete service maintenance procedures,
always refer to the official factory service manual. Repair Manuals for all current models are located in MTAS, (Aftersales> Service>Technical Information).
Key to maintenance intervals
Maintenance tasks consist of the first Inspection (after
the first 1,000 km/600 miles), the BMW Service, BMW
Inspection and BMW Annual Service.
Inspection 1,000 km (600 miles)
BMW Running-in Check after the
first 1,000 km (600 miles).
In this Repair Manual, the individual maintenance intervals
are shown by the following codes:
— Inspection at 1,000 km (600 miles)......................I
— BMW Service at 10,000 km (6,000 miles)...........II
— BMW Inspection at 20,000 km (12,000 miles) .. III
— BMW Annual Service........................................ IV
BMW Service
After the first 10,000 km (6,000 miles) and each
additional 20,000 km (12,000 miles)
(at 30,000 km ... 50,000 km ... 70,000 km)
(at 18,000 miles ... 30,000 miles ... 42,000 miles).
BMW Inspection
After the first 20,000 km (12,000 miles) and each
additional 20,000 km (12,000 miles)
(at 40,000 km ... 60,000 km ... 80,000 km)
(at 24,000 miles ... 36,000 miles ... 48,000 miles).
BMW Annual Service
Certain maintenance tasks depend on elapsed
time as well as the distance the motorcycle has
covered.They should therefore be carried out at
least once a year (e. g. changing brake fluid).
If these tasks cannot be carried out during a
Service or an Inspection, a BMW Annual Service
must be performed.
Maintenance Schedule Checklist
The Maintenance Schedule Checklist is used to make sure all the maintenance is carried
out at the proper time. The checklists are displayed on pages 66 and 67 to alert you of
new procedures necessary on the R 1200 CL.
All current model Maintenance Schedule Checklists are accessed online from the MTAS
(Aftersales> Service> Technical Information). As a time saving tip, print out multiple
copies and store them for readiness.
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US Market Service Lubricants, Sealants and Thread Lockers
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Maintenance Schedule Checklist, Page 1
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Mileage In
Annual Service
Repair Order Number / Date
BMW Inspection
12,000 miles
Customer Name
BMW Service
6,000 miles
BMW Inspection
600 miles
BMW Motorcycles
Maintenance Schedule
R 1100 S R 1150 GS R 1150 R R 1150 RS
R 1150 RT R 1200 C/CL
Check Vehicle History for any outstanding recalls.
Read Motronic fault memories with BMWMoDiTeC
• Integral ABS equipped - Perform bleed test with BMWMoDiTeC.
(Print test results, attach to RO and file in Vehicle History File)
Check Brake pads and discs for wear, renew as necessary*
Check condition of tires
Check ABS sensors/pulse wheels for correct gap/contamination
Adjust and clean as required *
Check front/rear brake fluid levels, top up if necessary*
Check brake system with regard to function, leaks, repair as required *
• Non ABS & ABS II ONLY - Change brake fluid once a year with DOT 4
• Integral ABS equipped - Replace brake fluid in wheel circuit once a
year (DOT 4).*
• Integral ABS equipped - Replace brake fluid in control circuit every 2
years (DOT 4).*
• Integral ABS equipped - Perform bleed test with BMWMoDiTeC.
(Print test results, attach to RO and file in Vehicle History File)
Check clutch operating fluid level. (fluid level increases as clutch wears)
Change clutch operating fluid every 2 years (DOT 4 brake fluid).*
Re-torque cylinder head nuts (torque to 20 Nm, then 180O)
Check/adjust valve clearances
Check condition of spark plugs
Replace spark plugs
Change engine oil when at operating temperature, renew oil filter.
(for short distance driving or when outside temperature is below 32 F every 3 months or 1800 miles.)
Change transmission oil when at operating temperature. (or every 2 years at the latest)
Change oil in rear drive when at operating temperature. (or every 2 years at the latest)
Non ABS & ABS II Only- Clean inductive speed sensor at rear drive. (or every 2
years at the latest) R 1200 C, R 1100 S
Check/adjust throttle cable play; any sticking, abrasion, tightness; replace*
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* invoiced as a separate item
Continue on page 2
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Annual Service
BMW Inspection
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
BMW Service
BMW Motorcycles
Maintenance Schedule (Continued)
R 1100 S R 1150 GS R 1150 R R 1150 RS
R 1150 RT R 1200 C
BMW Inspection
Maintenance Schedule Checklist, Page 2
Retension poly-V-belt
Re-adjust new poly-V-belt one time at 6,000 miles
Replace poly-V-belt*
Replace poly-V-belt every 36,000 miles
Renew fuel filter every 24,000 miles*; if fuel quality is poor every 12,000 miles.
Check battery acid level, top up with distilled water if necessary; grease
battery terminal posts.
Renew intake air filter
(if riding in dirty/dusty conditions every 6,000 miles/check more frequently)
Check torque of the rear wheel retaining bolts_______Lb/ft _____Nm. (76 lb/ft
Check play in Telelever, wheel and swingarm bearings, renew if necessary.
(replace wheel and swing arm bearings every 25,000 miles*)
Adjust tire pressure to specification:
Front _____ PSI
Rear ______ PSI
Grease side stand/center stand pivots
Check for smooth operation of throttle butterflies, tighten hose clamps to
eliminate possibility of air leaks, synchronize throttle valves and adjust idle.
Final inspection with safety/operating check:
• Lights, brake light, turn indicators, horn
• Telltale and warning lights
• Clutch, gear/neutral and side stand switch functions
• Handbrake, footbrake and ABS; steering
• Instruments and locks (including optional accessories: radio,alarm,cruise control,etc.)
• Test ride, visual quality check
• Stamp Service & technical booklet
* invoiced as a separate item
Technician Signature
Maintenance Complete, Sign and Record Mileage Below
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Mileage Out
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BMW Inspection I Procedures (600 Miles)
Check Vehicle History for outstanding Recalls using BMW DCSnet
BMW inspections/services I, II, III, IV
Check Motronic and ABS fault
memories with MoDiTeC
BMW inspections/services I, II, III, IV
• Connect MoDiTeC to diagnostic
• Read the fault memories of each
system. Print out trace report and
place into history file as proof completion.
• If faults are logged, contact owner
for approval. When advised, perform any diagnosis and repair work
as necessary.
Check ABS sensors and pulse
wheels for correct gap/contamination
BMW inspections/services I, II, III, IV
• Adjust and clean as required
• Speed sensor gap 0.2-1.5mm
Check Clutch Operating Fluid
BMW inspections/services I, II, III, IV
• With motorcycle on center stand,
turn the handlebar fully to the right.
• Desired fluid level when clutch lining is new is center of sight glass.
Check Brake Fluid Levels and perform Integral ABS Bleed Test
BMW inspections/services I, II, III, IV
• Refer to procedure on page 54 of
this manual.
Check Tires
Check Clutch Fluid Level
• If necessary, add DOT 4 brake fluid.
BMW inspections/services I, II, III, IV
• Check tire sidewalls and tread
• Check Tire Pressures. Tire pressures are same for all conditions
(solo, 2-up, & 2-up with luggage).
2.5 bar (36.25 psi)
2.9 bar (42.05 psi)
Note: Fluid level will increase as the
clutch plate wears. Fluid level must not
fall below minimum (center dot). If a
large amount of fluid is needed to
bring level up, consider the possibility
of a leak in the hydraulic actuating system.
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BMW Inspection I Procedures (600 Miles)
Re-torque cylinder head
Inspection I (600 Mi. only)
Remove ignition coils using new special tool 12 3 561
Remove cylinder head covers. Caution: catch draining oil.
Do not remove spark plugs.
Set engine to OT (TDC) by turning the crankshaft with wrench or by placing
in 3rd gear and rotating the rear wheel.
The OT will be visible in the inside window as shown
Loosen one cylinder head nut at a time. Loosen nut further by hand and oil
threads with engine oil.
Retighten to: 20 Nm (14 ft. lb.) - Additionally, angle torque: 180O.
Re-torque the remaining 3 cylinder head nuts in a crosswise pattern in the
same manner.
Loosen and re-torque the M10 bolt: 40 Nm (29 FT. LB.)
Repeat on opposite side
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BMW Inspection I Procedures (600 Miles)
Checking / adjusting valve clearance
BMW inspections/services I, II, III, IV
• Check valve clearances with two
feeler gauges simultaneously and
engine temperature below 95O F.
• Adjust clearance if necessary
Caution: Make sure gaskets are
seated correctly, the center gasket
may have a wear pattern, install in
same position as it was removed.
• Reinstall all components and torque
to specification.
Check Valve Clearances, Adjust if necessary
Valve Clearances:
0.15 mm (0.006 in.)
0.30 mm (0.012 in.)
Tightening torque:
Adjuster lock nut, 8 Nm (6 ft. lb.)
Cylinder head cover, 8 Nm (6 ft. lb.)
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BMW Inspection I Procedures (600 Miles)
Changing Engine Oil & Filter
BMW inspections/services I, II, III, IV
Note: Drain oil with engine at operating temperature.
• Remove fill plug.
• Unscrew oil drain plug & drain oil.
• Fit oil drain screw plug with new
sealing ring.
• Using oil filter wrench, P/N 88 88 6
11 4 650, unscrew oil filter.
• Coat sealing ring of new oil filter
with oil and screw in.
• Fill the new oil filter with oil and,
• Recheck oil level approx. 10 minutes after test run.
Change Engine Oil and Filter
Important: Never top up engine oil
above ‘MAX’ mark.
Add new to proper level (do not overfill)
Filling capacity, engine:
With oil filter change
4 qt.
Without filter change
3.7 qt.
Oil capacity between min and max
marks app. 0.5 liter (.53 qt)
Tightening torque:
Oil filter
11 Nm (8 ft. lb.)
Oil drain plug
32 Nm (23 ft. lb.)
Engine oil grades:
Brand-name HD oil for petrol engines of
API classification SG/SH
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BMW Inspection I Procedures (600 Miles)
Changing rear drive oil
BMW inspections/services I, III, IV
• Unscrew oil filler plug and oil drain
plug/drain oil.
• Screw in oil drain plug with new
sealing ring.
• Fill with transmission oil.
• Screw in oil filler plug with new sealing ring.
Rear Drive Oil Change
Filling capacity:
Rear wheel drive up to bottom edge
of filler opening 0.25 Liter
Transmission oil grade:
Brand-name Hypoid gear oil of SAE
90 API Class GL 5
Check throttle cables for kinks,
abrasion and verify smooth operation - replace if necessary
Tightening torque:
Oil drain plug, 23 Nm (17 ft. lb.)
Oil filler plug, 23 Nm (17 ft. lb.)
BMW inspections/services I, II, III, IV
• Inspect cables for external wear or
breaks in casing from rubbing on
other components.
• Turn handlebars to full lock left and
right while operating throttle twist
grip. If abnormalities in “twist grip
feel” are present, determine location of binding and repair.
• Ensure throttle twist grip “snaps”
back to closed position when held
in open position and released.
• Do not lubricate cables! They are
designed to operate dry.
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BMW Inspection I Procedures (600 Miles)
Check throttle/cruise control cables
play - adjust only if necessary.
BMW inspections/services I, II, III, IV
- Only with cold engine (< 35OC / 95OF).
• Switch Ignition on to allow the idle
control motor to position the throttle
plates for cold engine starting.
• Rotate throttle grip to full open,
return to idle, then twist further in
closed direction, listen for cruise
control closer cable switch “click”.
You should also feel detent.
Cable Adjustment Points
• Return grip to normal idle position,
Preset cable end play at adjusters
for opener cable (1) and closer cable
Opener cable (1) = 7mm
Closer cable (2) = 1mm
• Remove plastic throttle cable covering (detail in top illustration). Twist
throttle backward to activate switch.
Measure distance of notch and
stop. Must be 3mm or more. Use
closer cable adjuster (2) to achieve
distance if necessary.
3 mm or more
Closer Cable twist grip measurement
• Adjust clamping sleeves for cruise
control and throttle cables located
behind fairing as shown.
Cruise Control cable = 2-3 mm
Throttle Cable = 3.0 mm
As the engine warms up to operating
temperature, the throttle cable play will
reduce to approximately 1mm
Check cables for smoothness as you
turn bars from left to right. Check function of cruise control system by performing self test (see page 33).
Throttle cable
Cruise cable
Cable Adjustment pOints
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BMW Inspection I Procedures (600 Miles)
Torque Rear Wheel bolts
BMW inspections/services I
• Tighten the rear wheel studs in a
crosswise pattern.
Tightening torque:
Rear wheel studs; 105 Nm (77 ft. lb.)
Check the rear drive, wheel, and
swing arm bearings for play
BMW inspections/services I, III
• With motorcycle on accessory
stand, rock the rear wheel side to
side. Look for play at the rear drive,
wheel and swing arm bearings.
• If play is detected at any of these
locations, isolate and repair.
If play is detected at swing arm, retorque swing arm bearing
Tightening torque:
Bearing journal for rocker at right
side frame, 9 Nm (6.5 ft. lb.)
Bearing journal for rocker at right
side frame, 7 Nm (5.0 ft. lb.)
Lock Nut for bearing journal rocker
160 Nm (115.0 ft. lb.)
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BMW Inspection I Procedures (600 Miles)
Check throttle synchronization values with MoDiTeC
BMW inspections/services I, II, III, IV
Note: The R 1200 CL has a common
throttle linkage system and an Idle
Control management feature of
Motronic. These two features have
deemed the throttle synchronization
useless on the R 1200 C/CL models.
However, as a measure of quality service, the throttle sync should be
checked solely to ensure the system is
free of air leaks that could lead to
engine poor performance issues and
customer dissatisfaction.
Throttle Synchronization Test
• Connect Synchro unit to intake vacuum ports and MoDiTeC.
• Engine should not run longer than
10 minutes while stationary. Have a
fan running to cool engine. Do not
leave unattended.
• The max difference should not
exceed 0.3 bar as displayed by
If excessive difference is present, it is
most likely an intake air leak which
must be repaired.
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Final Inspection with road safety
and function check
BMW inspections/services I, II, III, IV
Check the operation of the following:
Clutch & gearshift operation.
Front & rear brakes.
Clutch & gearshift operation.
Cruise Control
Tail light, stop light, and turn signals.
Horn operation.
Test ride (14 - 16 miles).
ABS brake operation.
Idle speed (after the test ride).
Radio/ sound system
Complete the Proof of Ownership
section in the Service & Technical
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Service & Maintenance Data
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New Special Tools - Part of Automatic Initial Tool Shipment
The special tools outlined on the following pages are service maintenance
requirements. They are in the initial tool package and have been shipped to
every US market BMW Motorcycles Retailer. Also included in the R 1200 CL initial tool package are additional tools for F 650 CS and the latest SD ROM (9/02).
Part Number
90 88 6 001 630
90 88 6 123 560/561
90 88 6 234 800/801
90 88 6 341 590/591
90 88 6 122 500/501
90 88 6 127 050
90 88 6 122 510/511
90 88 6 122 520/521
90 88 6 271 510/511
Designation / purpose
Special tools for R 1200 CL
00 1 630 / Service stand with integrated scissor R 1200 CL
12 3 560/561 / Spark plug cavity-ignition coil extractor
23 4 800/801 / Gearbox drain plug hex-head driver insert, length 14 mm
34 1 590/591 / Rear Caliper Piston resetting device
For R 1200 CL diagnosis
12 2 500/501 / Primary ignition signal check adapter cable
12 7 050 / Secondary ignition signal check adapter cable
Additional tools for F 650 CS diagnosis
12 2 510/511 / Primary ignition signal check adapter cable
12 2 520/521 / Secondary ignition signal check adapter cable
Additional special tool for F650CS
27 1 510/511 / Output shaft belt pully holder (used when torqueing nut)
Special Tool Catalog on MTAS
The special tools catalog has been restructured on MTAS. The tools are now
categorized and accessed via the “On-line Bulletin Search”.
From the department button on the
home page or in the Service, Parts, or
Sales sections of the site, click on
the “On-line bulletin Search” button.
Click “Search By Catagories”, then
select special tool or special tool
(MoDiTeC) if its an adapter cable used
for MoDiTeC diagnosis.Then you may
specifically choose the main group
and the model for a specific search,
then press the search documents
Special Tools Catalog moved to bulletin search
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New Special Tools - Part of Automatic Initial Tool Shipment
Auxiliary Stand 90 88 6 001 630
90 88 6 001 631
90 88 6 001 633
90 88 6 001 634
Part of Automatic Tool Shipment
Auxiliary Stand Assembly
Coil extractor
90 88 6 123 561
Used to extract ignition coil from cover.
Part of Automatic Tool Shipment
Ignition Coil Extractor
Adapter Cable
90 88 6 122 501
Used to interface ignition coil primary
circuit with MoDiTeC for diagnosis
Part of Automatic Tool Shipment
Check primary ignition wave form with MoDiTeC
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New Special Tools
Adapter Cable
90 88 6 127 050
Used to interface ignition coil secondary circuit with MoDiTeC.
Part of Automatic Tool Shipment
Check secondary ignition wave form with MoDiTeC
Hex Socket 14mm
90 88 6 234 801
Remove and install gearbox drain plug
Part of Automatic Tool Shipment
Removal and install of Drain Plug (2)
Caliper Spreader 90 88 6 341 591
Resets caliper pistons for bleeding and
pad replacement on rear caliper
Part of Automatic Tool Shipment
R 1200 CL specific rear caliper spreader
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F 650 CS Additional Information
New Special Tools For F 650 CS
Adapter Cable
90 88 6 122 511
Used to interface ignition coil primary
circuit with MoDiTeC for diagnosis.
Part of Automatic Tool Shipment
Check primary ignition wave form with MoDiTeC
Adapter Cable
90 88 6 122 521
Used to interface ignition coil secondary circuit with MoDiTeC for diag.
Part of Automatic Tool Shipment
Check secondary ignition wave form with MoDiTeC
Pulley Holder
90 88 6 127 511
Used to hold belt pulley for nut removal
and torquing when installing new nut.
Part of Automatic Tool Shipment
Checks pulley in place when torquing
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Wiring & Terminal Designations
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H = Indicators & Output components
H9002 Neutral Indicator
H9012 High beam indicator
H9020 Cruise Control Indicator
H9030 Front left turn signal
H9031 Turn signal indicator
H9035 Rear left turn signal
H9040 Front right turn signal
H9045 Rear right turn signal
H9050 Brake light
H9095 Oil Pressure indicator
H9150 Horn
G = Vehicle Power
G9230 Battery
G9240 Alternator
F = Fuse
F9200 Fuse box I (1-8)
F9201 Fuse box II (9-16)
E = Lights
E9001 Instrument lights
E9011 Low beam I
E9012 High beam I
E9013 Taillight
E9015 Marker light I
E9016 Marker light II
E9016 License plate light
E9039 Low Beam II
E9044 High Beam II
B = Sensors
B9193 Front ABS sensor
B9194 Rear ABS sensor
B9220 Fuel level sensor
B9540 Hall Sensors
B9550 Air temp. sensor
B9561 Oil temp. sensor
B9690 Oxygen sensor
B9709 Motion Detector (alarm)
A = Control Units (Processors)
A9001 Instrument cluster
A9004 Clock
A9008 Cruise Control Module
A9020 Flasher relay module
A9190 ABS control unit
A9229 Fuel Level Indicator Dampener
A9260 A/C Rectifier (Voltage Reg)
A9500 Motronic control unit
A9700 Alarm Module
A9710 Alarm Receiver
A9910 CD/Radio Electronics
A9920 Radio Display/Controller
ABS indicator lamp
Low Fuel Indicator
Battery Indicator
Rear light
Speaker Left
Speaker Right
ABS and Gen warning Ind.
Alarm LED Indicator
T = Transformer
T9506 Ignition coil 1
T9506 Ignition coil 2
S = Switches
S9021 Hazard flasher switch
S9051 Brake switch, hand
S9052 Brake switch, foot
S9060 Ignition switch
S9070 Left comb. switch
S9071 High beam switch
S9072 Horn switch
S9073 Left turn signal switch
S9074 Headlight flasher
S9080 Right comb switch
S9083 Engine Stop Switch
S9084 Starter switch
S9091 Clutch switch
S9092 Neutral safety switch
S9093 Side stand switch
S9094 Cruise Control Switch
S9095 Oil Pressure Switch
S9120 Radio Control (handlebar
remote control switch)
S9930 Heated Grip Switch
R = Resistors
R9570 Throttle potentiometer
R9611 Spark plug 1
R9612 Spark plug 2
R9931 Heated grip, left
R9932 Heated grip, right
P = Gauges
P9002 Rev counter (Tach)
P9210 Speedometer
M = Motors
M9100 Fuel pump
M9130 Starter
M9575 Idle Control Motor
K = Relays
K9110 Engine Mang. relay
K9120 Load Shed relay
K9123 Hazard flasher relay
K9125 Turn signal relay
K9130 Starter relay
K9168 Low Beam Relay
K9197 ABS Warning Relay
K9348 High Beam Relay
Electrical Component Designation Legend
X = Connectors & Solder Points (SP)
X9001 Instrument Cluster (Processor
X9010 Headlamp
X9011 License light (58)
X9012 License light (30)
X9013 Rear light (31)
X9014 Rear light (58)
X9018 Parking Light
X9020 Flasher relay
X9021 Hazard warning switch
X9028 Instrument Cluster
(Indicator circuits)
X9030 Front left turn signal
X9036 Rear left turn signal
X9037 Rear left turn signal
X9040 Front right turn signal
X9046 Rear right turn signal
X9047 Rear right turn signal
X9051 Brake light switch, front
X9052 Brake light switch, rear
X9052 Brake light switch, front
X9054 Brake light switch, rear
X9060 Ignition Switch
X9070 Left combination switch
X9080 Right combination switch
X9091 Clutch switch
X9092 Neutral safety switch
X9093 Side stand switch
X9095 Oil pressure switch
X9100 Fuel Pump
X9123 Hazard flashers
X9129 Starter relay (86)
X9130 Starter relay (85)
X9133 Starter relay (30)
X9134 Starter relay (87)
X9136 Starter (30)
X9157 Horn
X9190 ABS control unit
X9193 Front ABS wheel sensor
X9194 Rear ABS wheel sensor
X9200 Fuse Box connector
X9230 Battery positive
X9231 Battery ground
X9238 Engine case ground
X9241 Alternator
X9334 Hazard flashers
X9351 Heated grips
W9690 Oxygen sensor signal ground
V9400 Diode/Resistor (Starting Sys.)
(SP) Neutral switch
(SP) Z1 (Primary coil trigger)
(SP) 15E
(SP) Diagnostic Connector
(SP) 31 Ground
(SP) 31 Ground
(SP) 31 Ground
(SP) Speedometer
Diode (Anode)
Diode (Cathode)
Diode (Anode)
Diode (Cathode)
(SP) Starting system
(SP) 30 Fused (F1) Distribution
(SP) 30 Distribution
(SP) 15 Distribution
(SP) 15 Fused (F1) Distribution
(SP) 50 Distribution
(SP) 58 Distribution
(SP) blinker left distribution
(SP) blinker right distribution
(SP) 54 Distribution
(SP) Brake light distribution
(SP) Brake light distribution
BMS C Main Connector
Ignition Coil 1
Ignition Coil 2
Hall Sensor
Idle Motor
Diagnostic connector
Idle Motor
Fuel Injector I Connector
Fuel Injector II Connector
(SP) 31 for ground shield
(SP) Fuel pump relay power distribution.
Oxygen Sensor
Load Shed Relay
Diode (Anode)
Diode (Cathode)
(SP) Heated grips
Accessory Socket Connection.
Y = Solenoid valves
Y9572 Evaporative purge valve
Y9601 Fuel Injector
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Power Distribution and Grounds - Part 2 of 2
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Starter and Alternator
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Motronic M2.4 without Anti-Theft System (Part 1 of 2)
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Motronic M2.4 with Anti-Theft System (Part 1 of 2)
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Motronic M2.4 with or without Anti-Theft System (Part 2 of 2)
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Anti Lock Brakes
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Cruise Control
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Instrumentation (Part 1 of 2)
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Instrumentation (Part 2 of 2)
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Horn, Hazard Flashers & Turn Signal Lights
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Radio/CD Player
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Heated Grips/Seat & Diagnostic Connector
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Alarm System (DWA)
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Fuse Designations and Electrical Components View 1
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Electrical Components View 2
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Electrical Components View 3
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NOTE: If the beeps where not heard, you must repeat
the steps above following the instructions completely.
• Disconnect programming lead from battery ground.You
are now ready to program as outlined on the next
• Immediately switch ignition key ON. A series of three
unique beep tones will be heard from alarm system,
this sound signifies the programming mode is active.
• Press button A again.
• Immediately connect jumper lead to suitable ground.
• Now press button A again to disarm alarm.
• With the ignition key OFF, press button A on remote to
Arm system.The directional lights blink twice and the
alarm will beep twice if it is currently programmed for
audible beeping tone.
• Fabricate a jumper lead long enough to connect the
programming plug to a suitable ground point. Connect
jumper lead to programming plug but do not connect
other end to ground at this point.
• Locate single pin programming connector (X9703) in
the area of the fuse box.
Enabling Programming Mode
1. Alarm Tone Type (intermittent or steady)
2. Arm/Disarm Beeping Tone (on or off)
3. Automatic immobilization (on or off)
4. Automatic Alarm Arming (on or off)
5. Panic alarm feature (on or off)
The alarm system is programmed for various function
choices by using the remote control push buttons after the
system has been set to programming mode.
Programmable choices include:
Alarm System Components and Programming information
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Alarm System Programming Information
Programming Procedure
The alarm system is designed for 12 programmable functions. However, only 5
functions are currently available (beeping tone, panic alarm, tone type and automatic activation of the starter immobilizer and automatic arming of the alarm).
The other channels are free channels and must be
skipped by pressing either button A or B during the
Follow the chart below and press either button A or
B to select the function you want active. All channels must be programmed in the following
sequence by pressing either button A or B on the
After the selecting channel
12, programming is completed and indicated by
three consecutive beeps.
• Turn off the ignition.
• Wait for the control LED
to flash, the system is
now armed.
• DisArm the alarm system
by pressing button A.
Programming procedure is
now completed.
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Alarm System Programming Information
Encoding Replacement RF Remote Controls
Note:To encode RF Remote Controls
you will need the 5 digit “personal pin
code” for the alarm system.The code is
entered into the system by synchronizing the switching of the ignition key
when the appropriate LED flash corresponds with each digit of the code.
A maximum of four RF remote controls
can be encoded on the system.
Activating the encoding function
Personal Pin Code Card
Signal the five digit code to the system by switching the ignition key ON when
the total number of flashes occur for each number in the code.
1. Use a jumper to connect the programming plug to battery
2.Turn the ignition switch to ON,
after a brief pause switch to OFF.
3. Wait for the first digit code to
flash ON and then OFF. Once
OFF, switch the key back ON.
4. Pause for approximately 5 seconds and switch ignition off.
Repeat this process for each of
the remaining digits in the code.
5. On completion of the last digit,
three beeps will be heard indicating encoding function is
NOTE: If the beeps are not heard,
you must repeat steps 2 - 5 ensuring the key is switched ON after the
last flash of the coded number
switches OFF.
Example: Code input for 11559
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Alarm System Programming Information
Encoding the remote controls
RF Remote LED
Note: All RF remote controls must be
encoded at the same time for them to be
• Press and hold buttons A and B on the
remote control simultaneously.
• LED on remote will flash rapidly, keep
buttons A and B pressed down.
• After approximately 10 seconds, the
remote LED will stop flashing, release
buttons A and B.
Encoding RF Remote Control
• Once released, the RF Remote LED will light up steadily.
• Press either button A or B.
• A beep will indicate that the encoding of the remote control has been successful.
• Repeat the procedure for all other remote controls.
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