BMW Motorrad
The Ultimate
Riding Machine
Rider's Manual (US Model)
S 1000 R
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Welcome to BMW
Congratulations on choosing a
motorcycle from BMW Motorrad
and welcome to the community
of BMW motorcycle owners and
riders. Familiarize yourself with
your new motorcycle so that you
can ride it safely and confidently
in all highway traffic situations.
About this Rider's Manual
Please read this Rider's Manual
carefully before starting to use
your new BMW. It contains important information on how to
operate the controls and how to
get the most benefit from your
BMW's advanced technical features.
In addition, it contains information on maintenance and care to
help you maintain your vehicle's
reliability and safety, as well as its
value.
Suggestions and complaints
If you have any questions concerning your motorcycle, your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer
is always happy to provide advice
and assistance.
We wish you many miles of safe
and enjoyable riding on your
BMW
BMW Motorrad.
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Table of Contents
1 General instructions . . . .
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Abbreviations and
symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Notice concerning current status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5
6
6
7
7
7
2 Overviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
General view, left side . . . . . . . 11
General view of left side with
DDC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
General view, right side . . . . . 15
Underneath seat . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Multifunction switch, left . . . . 17
Multifunction switch,
right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . 19
3 Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning and indicator
lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multifunction display . . . . . . . .
Warning lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel down to reserve. . . . . . . .
Cruising range. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service display . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
21
4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering and ignition
lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic immobilizer
EWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multifunction display . . . . . . . .
Anti-theft alarm system
(DWA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard warning flashers . . . . .
Emergency on/off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
39
22
23
24
35
36
36
40
40
41
42
46
48
48
49
49
50
BMW Motorrad Race
ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad ASC . . . . . . .
Dynamic Traction Control
DTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated handlebar grips . . . . .
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rider and passenger
seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Luggage loops . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5 On the racetrack. . . . . . . .
LAPTIMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RACE INFO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SETUP MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mirror removal and installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
50
51
52
53
55
58
58
59
60
60
61
62
63
64
68
73
76
79
83
Removing and installing
license-plate carrier . . . . . . . . . 84
Removing and installing front
turn indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
6 Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . 90
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Breaking in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Shifting gears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Parking your motorcycle . . . . 99
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Fastening motorcycle for
transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
7 Technology in detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switchover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake system with
BMW Motorrad Race
ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine management with
BMW Motorrad ASC . . . . . .
103
104
105
106
108
Engine Management with
Dynamic Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Dynamic Damping Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
8 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . 113
General instructions . . . . . . . 114
Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
9 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .
General instructions . . . . . . .
Onboard tool kit . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear-wheel stand . . . . . . . . .
Front wheel stand . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fairings and Panels . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
115
116
116
117
118
119
121
125
126
129
130
132
140
147
148
149
10 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washing your vehicle . . . . . .
Cleaning sensitive vehicle
parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protective wax coating . . . .
Storing motorcycle . . . . . . . .
Returning motorcycle to
use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
153
154
154
11 Technical data . . . . . .
Troubleshooting chart . . . . .
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . .
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . .
Suspension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical system . . . . . . . . . .
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
157
158
159
161
162
162
163
163
164
164
165
165
166
168
168
154
155
156
156
156
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Performance data . . . . . . . . . 169
12 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reporting safety
defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad Service . . .
BMW Motorrad Mobility
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of service . . . .
171
172
173
173
173
175
180
13 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
General instructions
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . 6
1
5
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Notice concerning current status . . . . 7
General instructions
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
z
1
General instructions
6
z
Overview
Chapter 2 of this Rider's Manual will provide you with an initial
overview of your motorcycle. All
maintenance and repair work carried out on your motorcycle will
be documented in Chapter 12.
Proof of the maintenance work
performed is a prerequisite for
generous treatment of claims.
When the time comes to sell
your BMW, please remember
to hand over this Rider's Manual;
it is an important part of the motorcycle.
Abbreviations and
symbols
Indicates warnings that it is
imperative to observe for
your own safety and the safety
of others, and to protect your
product against damage.
Special information on operating and inspecting your
motorcycle as well as maintenance and adjustment procedures.
Indicates the end of an
item of information.
ABS
Anti-Lock Brake System.
ASC Automatic Stability Control.
DDC Dynamic Damping Control.
Instruction.
DTC Dynamic Traction Control.
Result of an activity.
DWA Anti-theft alarm.
Reference to a page with
more detailed information.
EWS Electronic immobilizer.
Indicates the end of accessory or equipmentdependent information.
Tightening torque.
Technical data.
VDS
Vertical Down Sensor
(fall sensor).
OE
Optional equipment
BMW Motorrad optional
extras are already completely installed during
motorcycle production.
Optional accessory
BMW optional accessories can be purchased
and installed at your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Equipment
When you ordered your BMW
motorcycle, you chose various
items of custom equipment. This
Rider's Manual describes optional
equipment (OE) offered by BMW
and selected optional accessories
(OA). This explains why the manual may also contain descriptions
of equipment which you have not
ordered. Please note, too, that
your motorcycle might not be exactly as illustrated in this manual
on account of country-specific
differences.
If your motorcycle comes with
equipment not described here,
you can find the descriptions in a
separate manual.
Technical data
All dimensions, weights and outputs in the Rider's Manual relate
to the German DIN standards
and comply with their tolerance
specifications. Versions for individual countries may differ.
Notice concerning
current status
The high safety and quality standards of BMW motorcycles are
maintained by constant development work on design, equipment
and accessories. For this reason, aspects of your motorcycle
may vary from the descriptions in
this Rider's Manual. In addition,
BMW Motorrad cannot guarantee
the total absence of errors. We
hope you will appreciate that no
claims can be recognized based
on the data, illustrations or descriptions in this manual.
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7
General instructions
OA
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General instructions
1
8
z
Overviews
General view, left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
General view of left side with
DDC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2
9
Underneath seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Multifunction switch, left . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Multifunction switch, right . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Overviews
General view, right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
z
Overviews
2
10
z
1
2
3
4
5
6
Adjusting front compression damping (red scale
value display) ( 79)
Adjuster for spring preload,
rear ( 76)
Seat lock ( 60)
Tire inflation pressure table
Payload table
Chain adjustment values
Engine oil level indicator
( 119)
OA plug for navigation
2
11
Overviews
General view, left side
z
Overviews
2
12
z
2
with Dynamic Damping Control OE
13
1
2
3
4
5
6
Adjusting spring preload on
front wheel ( 78).
Seat lock ( 60)
Tire inflation pressure table
Payload table
Chain adjustment values
Adjuster for spring preload,
rear ( 77)
Engine oil level indicator
( 119)
OA plug for navigation
Overviews
General view of left side
with DDC
z
Overviews
2
14
z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Brake-fluid reservoir, rear
( 124)
Vehicle identification number (VIN) and type plate
(on steering-head bearing)
Brake-fluid reservoir, front
( 123)
Adjustment of front
rebound-stage damping
(yellow scale value display)
( 80)
Steering damper
Coolant level indicator
( 125)
OA plug
Engine oil fill location
( 120)
Adjustment of rear
rebound-stage damping
(at bottom on spring strut,
yellow scale value display)
( 81)
2
15
Overviews
General view, right side
z
2
Overviews
16
z
Underneath seat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Battery ( 149)
Helmet holder ( 61)
Luggage loops ( 62)
Onboard tool kit ( 116)
with anti-theft alarm system (DWA) OE
Anti-theft alarm system
( 46)
Fuse box ( 147)
Rider's Manual (US Model)
Pro driving modes OE
-Coding plug ( 55)
2
1
17
2
3
4
5
6
7
High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher ( 48)
Lap timer ( 66)
with cruise control OE
Cruise control ( 56)
Hazard warning flashers
( 49)
BMW Motorrad Race ABS
( 50)
ASC ( 51)
with Dynamic Traction
Control (DTC) OE
DTC ( 52)
with Dynamic Damping
Control OE
DDC ( 82)
Turn indicators ( 49)
Horn
Display mode selection
( 42)
Overviews
Multifunction switch,
left
z
Multifunction switch,
right
18
1
Overviews
2
z
2
3
4
with heated handlebar
grips OE
Heated handlebar grips
( 59)
Riding mode ( 54)
Emergency on/off switch
(kill switch) ( 50)
Starting the engine
( 91)
1
2
3
4
5
Indicator and warning
lamps ( 22)
Tachometer
Shiftpoint lamp ( 96)
Ambient light sensor (for
brightness adjustment of
instrument lighting)
with anti-theft alarm system (DWA) OE
DWA indicator lamp
( 46)
Multifunction display
( 23)
2
19
Overviews
Instrument cluster
z
Overviews
2
20
z
Displays
Warning and indicator lamps . . . . . . . . 22
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
3
21
Fuel down to reserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cruising range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Service display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Displays
Warning lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
z
Warning and indicator
lamps
22
1
Displays
3
z
ASC warning lamp ( 32)
with Dynamic Traction
Control (DTC) OE
DTC warning lamp ( 33)
2
ABS warning lamp ( 31)
3
Turn indicator, left
4
Universal warning lamp
(appears together with
warnings in display panel)
( 24)
5
Turn indicator, right
6
Fuel reserve ( 35)
7
Idle
8
High-beam headlight
9
Engine electronics warning
lamp ( 29)
10 Cruise control
with cruise control OE
Switching on cruise control
( 56).
11 Lamp for fastest lap
( 67)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Speedometer
Gear indicator, shows "N"
in neutral (idling)
with heated handlebar
grips OE
Operating heated grips
( 59)
Coolant temperature
General information
( 44)
Clock ( 44)
Fuel level
Riding mode ( 54)
Refer to Chapter 5 for information regarding the display modes available for track
use.
3
23
Displays
Multifunction display
z
3
Warning lamps
24
Warnings are displayed with the
corresponding warning lamps.
Display
If several warnings are active, all
corresponding warning lamps and
warning symbol are displayed;
warnings appear alternately.
Displays
The possible warnings are listed
on the following pages.
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Warnings for which no individual
warning lamp is present are signaled by the universal warning
lamp 1 which lights up in combination with the appearance of a
warning notice such as 2 in the
multifunction display. The universal warning lamp lights up in
either yellow or red depending on
the urgency of the warning.
3
Overview of warning indicators
Warning and indicator
Warning symbols in the Meaning
lamps
display panel
25
lights up yellow
EWS! is indicated
EWS active (
flashes red
Coolant temperature display flashes
Coolant temperature too high (
lights up yellow
29)
Engine in emergency-operation mode
( 29)
LAMPR! is indi-
Taillight defective (
30)
cated
lights up yellow
LAMPF! is indicated
Lamps for front parking lights defective
( 30)
Front lamps defective (
LAMP! is indi-
30)
cated
Lamps for turn indicators defective
( 30)
VDS! is shown in
Motorcycle has fallen over (
the empty display
31)
Displays
lights up
29)
z
3
Warning and indicator
lamps
VDS! is indicated
Displays
26
z
Warning symbols in the Meaning
display panel
Fall sensor defective (
31)
flashes
ABS self-diagnosis not completed
( 31)
lights up
ABS switched off (
lights up
ABS error (
flashes rapidly
ASC intervention (
flashes slowly
ASC self-diagnosis not completed
( 32)
lights up
ASC switched off (
lights up
ASC error (
31)
32)
33)
32)
32)
Warning symbols in the Meaning
display panel
3
27
flashes rapidly
DTC intervention (
flashes slowly
DTC self-diagnosis not completed
( 33)
lights up
DTC switched off (
lights up
DTC error (
34)
DDC! is indicated
DDC error (
34)
DWALO! is indi-
DWA battery charge level low (
lights up yellow
33)
33)
z
cated
lights up yellow
DWA! is indicated
DWA battery drained (
lights up red
NO CAN is indi-
CAN open/short circuit (
cated
Displays
Warning and indicator
lamps
34)
35)
34)
3
Warning and indicator
lamps
28
lights up yellow
Warning symbols in the Meaning
display panel
NO CODING is
Displays
indicated
z
Encoding missing (
35)
General warning lamp
shows yellow.
EWS! is indicated.
Possible cause:
The key being used is not authorized for starting, or communication between the key and engine
electronics is disrupted.
Remove other ignition keys
located on the ignition key.
Use the reserve key.
Have the defective key replaced, preferably by an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Coolant temperature too
high
General warning lamp
flashes red.
The coolant temperature display
flashes.
Driving with an overheated
engine can result in engine
damage.
Be sure to observe the measures
listed below.
Possible cause:
The coolant temperature is too
high.
If possible, continue driving
in the part-load range to cool
down the engine.
Check the coolant level.
Should the coolant temperature
frequently be too high, have
the fault rectified as quickly
as possible by an authorized
workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Engine in emergencyoperation mode
Engine electronics warning
lamp lights up.
The engine is in the emergency operating mode. Unusual engine response is a possibility.
Adapt your style of riding accordingly. Avoid accelerating sharply
and overtaking.
3
Possible cause:
The engine control unit has diagnosed a fault. In exceptional
cases, the engine stops and can
no longer be started. Otherwise,
the engine runs in the emergency operating mode.
Continued driving is possible,
however the accustomed engine output and speed range
may not be available.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Displays
EWS active
29
z
3
30
Taillight defective
General warning lamp
shows yellow.
Displays
LAMPR! is indicated.
z
Possible cause:
Taillight or brake light bulb defective.
The diode taillight must be replaced. Please contact a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Lamps for front parking
lights defective
General warning lamp
lights up yellow (only if both
lamps for the parking lights fail).
LAMPF! is indicated.
Failure of a bulb on the
motorcycle is a safety risk
because it potentially makes the
motorcycle less noticeable to
other road users.
Replace defective bulbs as soon
as possible; it is best always to
carry a complete set of spare
bulbs on the motorcycle.
Possible cause:
Bulb for parking light defective.
Replacing bulb for left-hand
parking light ( 142).
Replacing right parking light
bulb ( 143).
Front lamps defective
No fault is displayed when the
low-beam or high-beam headlight
fails.
Failure of a bulb on the
motorcycle is a safety risk
because it potentially makes the
motorcycle less noticeable to
other road users.
Replace defective bulbs as soon
as possible; it is best always to
carry a complete set of spare
bulbs on the motorcycle.
Possible cause:
Front bulb defective.
Replacing bulbs for low-beam
headlight ( 140).
Replacing bulb for high-beam
headlight ( 141).
Lamps for turn indicators
defective
LAMP! is indicated.
Failure of a bulb on the
motorcycle is a safety risk
because it potentially makes the
motorcycle less noticeable to
other road users.
Replace defective bulbs as soon
as possible; it is best always to
carry a complete set of spare
bulbs on the motorcycle.
Possible cause:
Bulb for turn indicator defective.
Replacing bulb for front and
rear turn indicator ( 145).
If the license plate carrier is removed for racetrack use, the vehicle's electronic
monitoring system will interpret
this as a defective lamp or bulb
and the corresponding warning message will appear in the
display. This warning message
is suppressed by activating the
EQIP WARN LAMP function in
the SETUP MENU.
Motorcycle has fallen over
VDS! (Vertical Down Sensor) is
shown in the empty display.
Possible cause:
The fall sensor has detected a
fall and switched off the engine.
Position motorcycle upright
Switch ignition off and then on
again or switch emergency ON/
OFF switch on and then off
again.
Fall sensor defective
VDS! (Vertical Down Sensor) is
shown.
Possible cause:
A defect was determined in the
fall sensor.
Contact an authorized service
facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
ABS self-diagnosis not
completed
ABS warning lamp flashes.
Possible cause:
ABS self-diagnosis not
completed
The ABS function is not available, as the self-diagnosis
function has not been completed. (To check the wheel
sensors, the motorcycle must
reach a minimum speed: min
3 mph (min 5 km/h))
Ride off slowly. It must be
noted that the ABS function
is not available until the selfdiagnosis has been completed.
ABS switched off
ABS warning lamp lights
up.
Possible cause:
The ABS system has been deactivated by the rider.
Switching the ABS function on
( 51).
3
31
Displays
Possible cause:
The license-plate carrier is removed and the vehicle's electronic monitoring system detects
the missing turn signals.
Install license-plate carrier
( 85).
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3
Displays
32
z
ABS error
ABS warning lamp lights
up.
Possible cause:
The ABS control unit has detected an error. The ABS function is not available at all or is
restricted.
It is possible to continue riding
the motorcycle if you make
allowance for the ABS failure.
You should also take account
of the additional information on
situations that can lead to an
ABS fault ( 107).
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
ASC intervention
ASC warning lamp flashes
rapidly.
The ASC control unit has
detected instability at the rear
wheel and has reduced the
torque. The warning lamp
flashes longer than the ASC
intervention lasts. This feature
continues to furnish the rider with
visual feedback confirming that
the system has initiated active
closed-loop intervention even
after the critical situation has
passed.
ASC self-diagnosis not
completed
ASC warning lamp flashes
slowly.
Possible cause:
ASC self-diagnosis not
completed
The ASC function is not available, as the self-diagnosis
function has not been completed. (To check wheel sensors, motorcycle must reach
a minimum speed with engine running: min 3 mph (min
5 km/h))
Ride off slowly. It must be
noted that the ASC function
is not available until the selfdiagnosis has been completed.
ASC switched off
ASC warning lamp lights
up.
Possible cause:
The ASC system has been deactivated by the rider.
Switching the ASC function on
( 52).
ASC warning lamp lights
up.
Possible cause:
The ASC control unit has
detected an error. It must be
noted that the ASC function is
not available at all or is restricted.
It remains possible to continue
riding. You should also take
account of the additional information on situations that can
lead to an ASC fault ( 109).
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
DTC intervention
with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
DTC warning lamp flashes
rapidly.
The DTC control unit has
detected instability at the rear
wheel and has reduced the
torque. The warning lamp
flashes longer than the DTC
intervention lasts. This feature
continues to furnish the rider with
visual feedback confirming that
the system has initiated active
closed-loop intervention even
after the critical situation has
passed.
DTC self-diagnosis not
completed
with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
DTC warning lamp flashes
slowly.
Possible cause:
DTC self-diagnosis not
completed
The DTC function is not available, as the self-diagnosis
function has not been completed. (To check wheel sensors, motorcycle must reach
a minimum speed with engine running: min 3 mph (min
5 km/h))
Ride off slowly. It must be
noted that the DTC function
is not available until the selfdiagnosis has been completed.
DTC switched off
with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
DTC warning lamp lights
up.
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Displays
ASC error
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Possible cause:
The DTC system has been deactivated by the rider.
Switching the DTC function on
( 53).
Displays
DTC error
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with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
DTC warning lamp lights
up.
Possible cause:
The DTC control unit has detected an error. It must be noted
that the DTC function is not
available at all or is restricted.
It remains possible to continue
riding. You should also take
account of the additional information on situations that can
lead to an DTC fault ( 109).
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
DDC error
General warning lamp
shows yellow.
DDC! is indicated.
Possible cause:
The DDC control unit has detected an error.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Motorcycle damping is in this
condition very firm and riding is
rather uncomfortable - in particular on rough roads.
DWA battery charge level
low
with anti-theft alarm system
(DWA) OE
DWALO! is indicated.
This fault message is only
shown for a short time immediately following the Pre-RideCheck.
Possible cause:
The DWA battery no longer has
its full charging capacity. The operation of the DWA with the vehicle battery disconnected is only
guaranteed for a limited time.
Contact an authorized service
facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
DWA battery drained
with anti-theft alarm system
(DWA) OE
DWA! is indicated.
This fault message is only
shown for a short time immediately following the Pre-RideCheck.
Possible cause:
The DWA battery no longer has
any charging capacity. Operation
of the DWA is no longer guaranteed when the vehicle battery is
disconnected.
Contact an authorized service
facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
CAN open/short circuit
General warning lamp
shows red.
NO CAN (Controller Area Network) is displayed.
Possible cause:
A defect was determined in the
Controller Area Network.
Contact an authorized service
facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Encoding missing
General warning lamp
shows yellow.
NO CODING is indicated.
Possible cause:
An encoding error was discovered.
The display goes out after 10
seconds.
Contact an authorized service
facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Fuel down to reserve
Fuel-reserve warning lamp
lights up.
Fuel shortage can lead to
engine misfires. This can
result in unexpected engine deactivation (accident hazard) and
damage to the catalytic converter.
Do not drive to the extent that
the fuel tank is completely
empty.
Possible cause:
At the most, the fuel tank still
contains the reserve fuel quantity.
Reserve fuel quantity
Approx. 1.1 gal (Approx. 4 l)
Refueling procedure ( 100).
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Displays
General warning lamp
shows yellow.
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Cruising range
The determined range is
an approximate reading.
BMW Motorrad therefore recommends that you do not try to use
the full range before refueling.
Displays
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range is only calculated with the
side stand retracted.
Service display
The cruising range 1 indicates
the distance that can still be
driven with the remaining fuel.
This distance is calculated based
on fuel level and average consumption.
The odometer for the fuel reserve is reset if the fuel level after refueling is greater than the
reserve quantity.
If the motorcycle is standing on
its side stand, the motorcycle's
inclined position will prevent the
fuel level from being registered
accurately. For this reason travel
If the vehicle covers high annual mileages then shorter service intervals may be required. If
the mileage for the brought-forward service is within the display
range, the remaining mileage 1
then appears briefly following the
Pre-Ride-Check.
If the time remaining until the
next service will elapse within
one month, the service date 1
appears briefly following the PreRide-Check. In this example the
display means "October, 2013."
Indication of remaining
mileage until next service:
621 miles (1000 km)
Contact an authorized service
facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
If the service display
appears more than a month
before the service date, the
stored date must be adjusted
in the instrument cluster. This
situation can occur if the battery
has been disconnected for a
longer time.
Consult a certified workshop,
preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer, for
setting of the date.
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Displays
General warning lamp
lights up yellow and
SERVICE! is continually
displayed.
When a service date elapses
without service, the general
warning lamp lights up in yellow,
appearing together with the
date and mileage (kilometer)
display. The "Service" message
is displayed continuously.
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Displays
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Steering and ignition lock . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Electronic immobilizer EWS . . . . . . . . . 41
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Heated handlebar grips . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Anti-theft alarm system (DWA) . . . . . . 46
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Rider and passenger seats . . . . . . . . . . 60
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Luggage loops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Emergency on/off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
BMW Motorrad Race ABS . . . . . . . . . . 50
BMW Motorrad ASC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Dynamic Traction Control DTC . . . . . 52
Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
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Operation
Operation
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Steering and ignition
lock
40
Keys
Operation
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You are provided with 2 ignition
keys.
Should you lose your keys, refer to the information regarding
the electronic immobilizer (EWS)
( 41).
Single-key locking
Steering and ignition lock
Fuel filler cap
Seat lock
Seat hump cover
Locking handlebars
Turn handlebars to left.
Ignition
Switch on ignition
Turn key to position 1 while
moving handlebars slightly.
Ignition, lights and all electrical
circuits switched off.
Handlebars are locked.
Key can now be removed.
Insert key into the steering and
ignition lock. Turn key to position 1.
Parking lights and all function
circuits are switched on.
Pre-Ride-Check is carried out.
( 92)
ABS self-diagnosis is
performed. ( 93)
ASC self-diagnosis is performed. ( 94)
Switch off ignition
Turn key to position 1.
Light is switched off.
Handlebars are not locked.
Key can now be removed.
License plate lamp goes out
after 10 seconds.
Electronic immobilizer
EWS
The motorcycle's electronic
circuitry monitors the data stored
in the ignition key through a
ring antenna incorporated in the
steering and ignition lock. The
engine management system
does not enable engine starting
until this key is recognized as
"authorized" for your motorcycle.
A further key attached to
the same ring as the ignition key used to start the engine
could "irritate" the electronics,
in which case the enabling signal for starting is not issued. The
EWS warning is shown in the
multifunction display.
Always store further vehicle keys
separately from the ignition key.
If you loss your vehicle key, you
can have it disabled by your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
When having a key disabled you
should also bring all of the motorcycle's remaining keys with
you. The engine can no longer
be started using a disabled key;
however, a disabled key can be
enabled again.
Ignition keys are only available
through an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer. The
keys are part of an integrated
security system, so the retailer is
under an obligation to check the
legitimacy of all applications for
replacement/extra keys.
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Operation
with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
DTC self-diagnosis is performed. ( 94)
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Multifunction display
Select display mode
Operation
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Press button 1 to display
ROAD display mode.
Press button 2 to display additional display modes.
The following display modes are
available:
ROAD: All information required
for operation on public roads is
provided here.
LAPTIMER: The lap times
and additional data can be
stored here and displayed
again in the RACE INFO
display mode.
RACE INFO: The stored information from the LAPTIMER can be displayed here.
This display mode can only be
activated with the motorcycle
stopped.
SETUP MENU: The behavior of the instrument cluster
can be adjusted to the driver's
preferences here. This display
mode can only be activated
with the motorcycle stopped.
RACE INFO or
SETUP MENU is shown,
If
press and hold button 1 to
activate mode.
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Solid line: briefly press
button.
‑ ‑ Dotted line: press and hold
button.
1
Onboard computer displays ( 44)
2
Start time recording
( 66)
3
Start RACE INFO ( 68)
4
Start SETUP menu
( 73)
Operation
Overview of display
modes
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Reset average data
Switch on ignition.
Switch on ignition.
Operation
44
Selecting displays in
ROAD mode
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Press button 1 repeatedly until
desired value is displayed in
area 2.
The following data can be displayed:
Total distance covered
Cruising range
Trip odometer 1 Trip I
Trip odometer 2 Trip II
Average fuel consumption
Average speed
Repeatedly press button 1
briefly until average value to
be reset appears in display.
Press and hold button 1 until
selected value has been reset.
Setting the clock
Switch on ignition.
Press button 2 repeatedly until
SETUP MENU ENTER is
displayed.
Press and hold button 2.
Press button 2 repeatedly until
SETUP EQUIPMENT ENTER is displayed.
Press and hold button 2.
Press button 2 repeatedly until
SETUP EQUIP:CLOCK
TIME is displayed.
Press and hold button 2 until
minutes 4 flash.
Press button 1 to increase
minutes.
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Operation
Press button 2 to decrease
minutes.
If minutes were displayed as
desired, press and hold button 2 until hours 3 flash.
Press button 1 to increase
hours.
Press button 2 to decrease
hours.
When hours have been set as
desired, press button 2 until
hours no longer flash.
The clock is now set.
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Anti-theft alarm system
(DWA)
with anti-theft alarm system
(DWA) OE
Operation
Activation
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Switch on ignition ( 40).
DWA Adjusting ( 47).
Switch off ignition.
If the DWA is activated, the
DWA is automatically activated
after the ignition is switched
off.
Activation takes approximately
30 seconds to complete.
Turn indicators are illuminated
twice.
Confirmation tone sounds
twice (if programmed).
DWA is armed.
Alarm
The alarm can be set off by:
Motion sensor
An attempt to use an unauthorized key to switch on the
ignition
Disconnecting the DWA from
the motorcycle battery (DWA
battery takes over the power
supply – alarm sound only, hazard warning lights do not flash).
If the DWA battery is discharged
all functions remain operational;
the only difference is that the
alarm cannot be set off if the
system is disconnected from the
motorcycle battery.
An alarm lasts for approximately
26 seconds. During the alarm,
an alarm tone sounds and the
turn indicators flash. The alarm
tone type can be adjusted by
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
If an alarm was triggered while
the motorcycle was unattended,
the rider is notified accordingly
by an alarm tone sounding once
when the ignition is switched on.
The DWA indicator lamp then
signals the reason for the alarm
for one minute.
The meanings of the flash codes
are as follows:
1 flash: motion sensor 1
2 flashes: motion sensor 2
3 flashes: ignition switched on
with unauthorized key
4 flashes: DWA disconnected
from motorcycle battery
5 flashes: motion sensor 3
Deactivation
Emergency on/off switch (kill
switch) in normal operating position.
Switch on ignition.
Turn indicators light up once.
Confirmation tone sounds once
(if programmed).
DWA is now switched off.
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DWA Adjusting
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40).
Repeatedly press button 1 briefly, until 2
SETUP EQUIPMENT ENTER is shown in display line.
Repeatedly press button 1 briefly, until 2
SETUP MENU ENTER is
shown in display line.
Press and hold button 1 to
start SETUP MENU.
Press and hold button 1 to
start SETUP EQUIPMENT.
Press button 1 briefly to
respectively select the
SETUP EQIP DWA menu
item.
Display line 2 shows AUTO.
Set value ON/OFF appears in
display line 3.
Press and hold button 1 to
change set value.
The following settings are available:
AUTO ON: DWA is activated
respectively is activated automatically when the ignition is
switched off.
Operation
Switch on ignition (
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AUTO OFF: DWA is deactivated.
Headlight
Operation
Adjusting headlight for
RHD/LHD traffic
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This motorcycle's headlight features a symmetrical low beam.
No special adjustments or procedures are required prior to operating the motorcycle in a country where traffic travels on the
side of the road opposite to that
of your home country (left-hand
drive to right-hand drive or vice
versa).
Headlamp range and
spring preload
The headlamp range generally
remains constant due to the adjustment of the spring preload to
the loading state.
If there are questions
whether the headlight
range is correct, consult a
specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher
Start engine.
Lights
Parking lamps
The parking lamps come on automatically when the ignition is
switched on.
The parking lights are a
strain on the battery. Do
not leave the ignition switched
on longer than absolutely
necessary.
Low-beam headlight
The headlights automatically
come on in their low-beam mode
as soon as you start the engine.
Pull switch 1 upward to switch
on the high-beam headlight.
Pull switch 1 downward to operate headlight flasher.
Parking light
Switch off ignition.
After driving for approx.
10 seconds or after covering a distance of approx. 300 m,
the turn indicators are automatically switched off.
Hazard warning
flashers
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Switch on hazard warning
flashers
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The hazard warning flashers place a strain on the
battery. Do not use the hazard
warning flashers for longer than
absolutely necessary.
Immediately after switching off
the ignition push button 1 to
the left and hold until the parking lights come on.
The parking lights can only
be switched on within 10
seconds after switching off the
ignition.
Switch ignition on and then off
again to switch off parking light.
Turn indicators
Operate turn indicator
Switch on ignition.
Operation
Switch on ignition.
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Press button 1 toward left to
switch on left-hand turn indicator.
Press button 1 toward right
to switch on right-hand turn
indicator.
Press button 1 into center position to switch off turn indicators.
Press button 1 to switch on
hazard warning flashers.
Ignition can be switched off.
Press button 1 again to switch
off hazard warning flashers.
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Emergency on/off
switch (kill switch)
Operation
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The engine can be switched
off easily and quickly using the
emergency on/off switch.
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Emergency on/off switch
(kill switch)
Operating the emergency
ON/OFF switch when riding
can cause the rear wheel to lock
and thus cause a fall.
Do not operate the emergency
ON/OFF switch when riding.
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b
Engine switched off
Operating position
BMW Motorrad Race
ABS
Switching the ABS
function off
Switch on ignition.
The ABS function can
also be deactivated while
driving.
Press and hold button 1 until
ABS warning lamp 2 display
changes.
ABS warning lamp lights
up.
Press and hold button 1 until first DTC warning lamp 2
and then ABS warning lamp 3
changes its display behavior.
The DTC setting remains unchanged.
ABS warning lamp lights
up.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
ABS warning lamp remains
on.
The ABS function is switched
off.
If the coding plug is not installed, the ignition can also be
switched off and then on again
as an alternative.
If ABS warning light
lights up after switching
ignition off and on and then
continuing driving at following
minimum speed, an ABS error
has occurred.
Press and hold button 1 until
ABS warning lamp 2 display
changes.
ABS warning lamp goes
out; if self-diagnosis has
not been completed, it begins to
flash.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
ABS warning lamp remains
off or continues to flash.
The ABS function is switched
on.
min 3 mph (min 5 km/h)
BMW Motorrad ASC
Switching the ASC
function off
Switch on ignition.
The ASC function can
also be deactivated while
driving.
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Operation
Switching the ABS
function on
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Switching the ASC
function on
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Operation
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Press and hold button 1 until
ASC warning lamp 2 changes
its display behavior.
ASC warning lamp begins
to light up.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
ASC warning lamp remains
on.
The ASC function is switched
off.
If the coding plug is not installed, the ignition can also be
switched off and then on again
as an alternative.
If ASC warning light
lights up after switching
ignition off and on and then
continuing driving at following
minimum speed, an ASC error
has occurred.
Press and hold button 1 until
ASC warning lamp 2 changes
its display behavior.
ASC warning lamp goes
out; if self-diagnosis has
not been completed, it begins to
flash.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
ASC warning lamp remains
off or continues to flash.
The ASC function is switched
on.
min 3 mph (min 5 km/h)
Dynamic Traction
Control DTC
with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
Switching the DTC
function off
Switch on ignition.
The DTC function can
also be deactivated while
driving.
Press and hold button 1 until
DTC warning lamp 2 changes
its display behavior.
DTC warning lamp begins
to light up.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
DTC warning lamp remains
on.
The DTC function is switched
off.
If the coding plug is not installed, the ignition can also be
switched off and then on again
as an alternative.
If DTC warning light
lights up after switching
ignition off and on and then
continuing driving at following
minimum speed, an DTC error
has occurred.
Press and hold button 1 until
DTC warning lamp 2 changes
its display behavior.
DTC warning lamp goes
out; if self-diagnosis has
not been completed, it begins to
flash.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
DTC warning lamp remains
off or continues to flash.
The DTC function is switched
on.
min 3 mph (min 5 km/h)
Riding mode
Use of the riding modes
BMW Motorrad has developed 4
riding scenarios for your motorcycle from which you can select
the one matching your situation:
Riding on wet roads.
Riding on dry roads.
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Operation
Switching the DTC
function on
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Operation
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Pro driving modes OE
Brisk riding on dry roads.
Sporty riding on dry roads.
For each of those 4 scenarios,
the optimum balance between
engine torque, throttle response,
ABS control and ASC or DTC
control for the situation concerned is provided. The optimum
setting is preselected for DDC.
Details on the selectable
driving modes are provided
in the chapter "Technology in
Detail".
Setting riding mode
Switch on ignition (
40).
The selection menu 1 with four
selectable driving modes is displayed. The marking 2 shows
the driving mode currently selected.
Press button 1.
Press button 1 repeatedly until desired driving mode with
marking appears.
The following riding modes can
be selected:
RAIN: When riding on wet
roads.
ROAD: When riding on dry
roads.
Pro driving modes OE
The following driving modes
can also be selected:
DYNAMIC: For brisk riding on
dry roads.
DYNAMIC PRO: For sporty
Install coding plug
Pro driving modes OE
Switch off ignition ( 41).
Removing rider`s seat ( 61).
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Dirt and moisture can get
into the open plug and
cause malfunctions.
After removing the encoding
plug, refit the cover cap.
Remove cover cap of the plug
connection 1.
To do so, press in locking device 1 and pull off cap.
Insert the coding plug.
Switch on ignition.
The selected riding mode remains active even after the ignition is switched off.
Installing driver`s seat ( 61).
Cruise control
with cruise control OE
Operation
riding (with coding plug installed only).
When the vehicle is stationary,
the selected riding mode is activated after approx. 2 seconds.
The new riding mode is activated during operation under
the following conditions:
The throttle grip is in the neutral position.
The brake lever is not being
operated.
The riding mode selected and
its associated engine-characteristic, ABS DTC and DDC
settings are retained even after
the ignition has been switched
off.
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Switching on cruise
control
Operation
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Adjustment range for
cruise control
19...112 mph (30...180 km/h)
Indicator lamp for cruisecontrol system lights up.
The motorcycle maintains your
current cruising speed and the
setting is saved.
Push switch 1 to right.
Button 2 is unlocked.
Acceleration
Setting road speed
Briefly press button 1 forward.
Briefly press button 1 forward.
Increase speed
Speed is increased each time
button is pressed.
1 mph (1 km/h)
Press button 1 forward and
hold.
The motorcycle accelerates
steplessly.
If the button 1 is no longer
pressed, the speed achieved
is maintained and saved.
Deactivate cruise control
Actuate brakes or clutch or
throttle grip (take back throttle
beyond back position) to deactivate cruise-control system.
Cruise control indicator lamp
goes out.
Resuming former cruising
speed
throttle grip, the motorcycle will
decelerate only to the cruising
speed saved in memory, even
though you might have intended
slowing to a lower speed.
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Indicator lamp for cruisecontrol system lights up.
Switching off cruise
control
Briefly press button 1 backward.
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Decreasing the speed
Speed is decreased each time
button is pressed.
1 mph (1 km/h)
Press button 1 back and hold.
The motorcycle decelerates
steplessly.
If the button 1 is no longer
pressed, the speed achieved
is maintained and saved.
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Operation
Decreasing speed
Briefly push button 1 back to
return to the speed saved beforehand.
Opening the throttle does
not deactivate the cruisecontrol system. If you release the
Push switch 1 to left.
The system is deactivated.
Button 2 is locked.
Brakes
Tires
Adjusting handbrake lever
Checking tire pressure
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Changing the position of
the brake-fluid reservoir can
allow air to penetrate the brake
system.
Do not reposition the handlebar
controls on the handlebars or the
handlebars in their mounts.
Incorrect tire inflation pressure results in poorer handing characteristics of the motorcycle and reduces the life of the
tires.
Ensure proper tire inflation
pressure.
Operation
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Adjusting the handbrake
lever while driving can lead
to accidents.
Only adjust the handbrake
lever when the motorcycle is
stationary.
Turn adjusting wheel 1 into
desired position.
The adjustment wheel can
be turned more easily if
you press the handbrake lever
forward when doing so.
Adjustment options:
Position 1: greatest distance
between handlebar grip and
brake lever
Position 6: smallest distance
between handlebar grip and
brake lever
At high road speeds, tire
valves have a tendency to
open as a result of centrifugal
force.
Use valve caps with rubber seals
and screw them on firmly to prevent sudden tire deflation.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Check tire pressures against
data below.
Tire pressure, front
36.3 psi (2.5 bar) (With tire
cold)
tery if you are riding at low engine speeds. If the battery is inadequately charged, the heated
grips are switched off to ensure
starting capability.
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42.1 psi (2.9 bar) (With tire
cold)
If tire pressure is too low:
Correct tire pressure.
Heated handlebar grips
with heated handlebar grips OE
Operating heated grips
Start engine.
The heated grips option
can only be activated when
the engine is running.
The increase in power consumption caused by the
heated grips can drain the bat-
Press button 1 repeatedly until
desired heating level is displayed in multifunction display.
The handlebar grips can be
heated at two different levels.
The second stage 1 is intended
for rapid heating of the grips.
Once they are warm you should
switch back to the first stage.
Second step: 100 % heating capacity
First step: 50 % heating
capacity
If no further changes are made
the selected heating level is
adopted as the setting.
Operation
Tire pressure, rear
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Mirrors
Install the passenger seat
Adjust mirrors
Operation
60
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Move mirror into desired position by twisting.
Rider and passenger
seats
Removing passenger seat
Unlock seat lock 1 with the
vehicle ignition key.
Lift passenger seat at rear,
then remove by pulling back
and upward.
Remove ignition key and lay
passenger seat on a clean surface with the upholstered side
on the bottom.
Mount passenger seat in
mounts 1 on left and right.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Press the rear seat forward
slightly then fold it down.
Installing driver`s seat
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Removing rider`s seat
Press cover of driver's seat
above screws 1 forward somewhat and hold in place.
Remove screws 1.
Push the rider`s seat forward,
lift it at the rear and remove it.
When doing so, make sure that
the fairing is not damaged by
the screws.
Lay the rider`s seat on a clean
surface with the upholstered
side down.
Mount driver`s seat in
mount 1, then position over
screw sockets 2. When doing
so, make sure that the paneling
is not damaged by the screws.
Press cover of driver's seat
over screw sockets toward
front somewhat and hold in
place.
Install screws 1.
Helmet holder
Secure helmet on
motorcycle
Removing passenger seat
( 60).
Turn over passenger seat.
Operation
Lock seat lock with ignition
key.
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Luggage loops
4
Securing luggage on
motorcycle
62
Operation
Removing passenger seat
( 60).
Turn over passenger seat.
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Use loops 1 e.g. in conjunction
with passenger footrests, to
lash luggage onto passenger
seat. When doing so, make
sure that the rear trim is not
damaged.
The helmet catch can
scratch the paneling.
When hooking on the helmet,
watch the position of the helmet
lock.
Fasten helmet on helmet
holder 1 using a steel cable
(not part of motorcycle).
Install the passenger seat
( 60).
Set down helmet on driver's
seat.
Take loops 1 out of holders
and lay toward outside.
Install the passenger seat
( 60).
On the racetrack
LAPTIMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
RACE INFO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
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Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Mirror removal and installation . . . . . . 83
Removing and installing license-plate
carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Removing and installing front turn
indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
On the racetrack
SETUP MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
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LAPTIMER
Marking displayed value
Display
The following times can be
shown in the third line:
LASTLAP: Time of the previous lap.
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1
2
3
4
5
Speedometer
Engine temperature
The display in these lines
can be switched over.
( 64)
LASTLAP: Time of previous lap.
BESTLAP: Current fastest
lap time of saved laps.
Gear indicator
Set riding mode
The following times can be
shown in the fourth line:
BESTLAP: Fastest of the
saved laps.
RUN: Running time of the current lap.
Additional display versions
in combination from the third
and fourth line:
RUN BEST: Running time of
the current lap is shown in the
third line and the best lap time
of the stored values is shown
in the fourth line.
LAST RUN: Time required for
the preceding lap is shown
in the third line and the running time of the current lap is
shown in the fourth line.
LAST BEST: Required time
of the previous lap is shown
in the third line and the best
lap time of the stored values is
shown in the fourth line.
RUN TOTAL: Running time
of the current lap is shown in
the third line and the total of
all stored lap times is shown in
the fourth line.
RUN BEStEV: Running time of
the current lap is shown in the
third line and the all-time best
lap time is shown in the fourth
line.
The stopped time of the preceding racing lap is shown briefly at
the start of each new racing lap
before the display switches over
to the running time of the current
racing lap.
—
Solid line: briefly press
button.
‑ ‑ Dotted line: press and hold
button.
1
Interrupt time entry
( 67).
2
Start time recording
( 66).
3
Display times ( 66).
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On the racetrack
Display overview
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Displaying times
Start time recording
66
modes the recording of a new
lap can only be started via an
external signal.
Infrared receiver
On the racetrack
with infrared receiver OA
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To display desired time, press
button 1 repeatedly until display changes.
Press button 1 to start recording.
For the headlight flasher
signal to be detected, the
engine must be running.
When driving over Start/Finish
line, press button 1 again to
start recording for next race
lap.
The data of the preceding race
lap will be saved.
If the display mode is exited
during a recording, then the
recording continues to run.
However, in the other display
The lap timer can be conveniently operated with an infrared
signal. For this purpose, infrared
receivers available as optional
accessories must be connected
to the IR receiver (on right-hand
side behind side panel). In the
RACETRACK SETUP MENU
menu it can be set whether operation is to be carried out with
the headlight flasher button and
TRIP/INFO button or with only
one of the two (see the SETUP
MENU chapter).
To avoid the premature detection
of a completed lap due to interference signals, a minimum lap
time can be specified. Signals
Interrupting time entry
Fastest lap expected
This function must be activated
in the SETUP RACETRACK
menu (see SETUP MENU chapter).
Mileage for the intermediate elapsed time
328.1 ft (100 m)
If the current intermediate
elapsed time is better than
that of the previous fastest lap
then a new fastest lap can be
anticipated. The lamp for the
fastest lap 1 is switched on.
To interrupt time entry, press
and hold button 1.
To continue time entry, press
and hold button 1 again.
If additional laps are
recorded at a later time,
the numbering of the laps is
continued. Only after the current
recording has been deleted
in RACE INFO mode does
counting begin at lap 1 again.
When a new lap is started the intermediate elapsed time is monitored after a defined distance
is reached and then compared
with the corresponding intermediate elapsed time for the fastest
recorded lap.
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On the racetrack
received before this time expires
are then ignored.
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RACE INFO
Select stored lap
68
The total sum of all stored lap
times TOTAL
Delete the stored data
DELETE LAPS
Delete the stored best lap time
On the racetrack
BEST-EVER DELETE
End RACE INFO EXIT dis-
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play mode
Press button 1 or button 2 to
display stored laps consecutively.
When the button 1 is pressed,
the stored laps are displayed in
the following order. Each time
the button 2 is pressed, they are
displayed in the opposite order:
All-time best lap time BEST-
EVER
Best stored lap time BEST
Last stored lap time LAST
All other stored laps
—
Solid line: briefly press
button.
‑ ‑ Dotted line: press and hold
button.
1
Select stored lap ( 68).
2
Delete lap times ( 71).
3
Exit INFO MENU ( 70).
4
Delete recordings ( 71).
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On the racetrack
Display overview
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Information on race lap
70
6
Driving mode used most
for driving; is continually
displayed.
On the racetrack
Exiting INFO MENU
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1
2
3
4
5
Alternately: Top speed
(max), Average speed (Ø)
and lowest speed (min) of
displayed race lap.
Alternately: Average throttle position (THROT) in
percent, driving percentage with brake actuation
(BRAKE) in percent and
number of shifts (GEAR) of
indicated race lap.
Race lap to which displayed data refer.
Distance driven.
Time of displayed race lap.
Press button 1 or button 2 repeatedly until
RACE INFO EXIT is
displayed.
Press and hold button 2 to exit
RACE INFO display mode.
The recorded values are
stored.
As an alternative: press and
hold button 1.
Press button 1 or button 2 repeatedly until
RACE INFO DELETE LAPS is
displayed.
Press and hold button 2 to
delete all recorded data.
All-time best lap
The all-time best lap (BESTEVER) is the fastest of all
recorded racing laps and is
updated as soon as a faster lap
BESTLAP has been recorded.
The all-time best lap remains
stored even if the recorded laps
are deleted. As a result, a new
race can be recorded at other
times and compared with the
best lap from previous races.
The all-time best lap can also be
deleted.
If the all-time best lap is from a
stored recording, the corresponding lap number is also displayed.
If the all-time best lap does not
have a lap number, it is from a
recording that has already been
deleted.
Delete lap times
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Press button 1 or button 2
repeatedly until the lap to be
deleted is displayed.
Press and hold button 2 to
delete the lap.
If the selected lap is
the best stored lap BEST, the
corresponding lap is deleted.
The lap that previously had
been the second best lap is
taken over as the new best lap.
the last stored lap LAST, the
corresponding lap is deleted.
The lap that previously had
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Deleting recordings
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On the racetrack
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been the second to last lap is
taken over as the new last lap.
a random stored lap, it is
deleted. The numbering of the
remaining laps is maintained.
The deleted lap time is subtracted from the overall time.
To delete all-time best lap
BEST-EVER, select BESTEVER DELETE and press
and hold button 2.
Select parameter
SETUP EQUIPMENT
DWA Adjusting
Switch display for lamp fault
on/off WARN LAMP
Switch shiftpoint lamp on/off
the total of all stored lap times
TOTAL and the all-time best
lap time BEStEV
Display duration for last
stopped time HOLD
Debounce time (waiting time
until a new lap can be started)
of the TRIP/INFO button for
LAPTIME operation DEB-
Shiftpoint lamp brightness
Activate or deactivate
Shiftpoint lamp frequency
Switching over the headlight
flasher button and the
TRIP/INFO button for the
LAPTIME operation.
TRIG AUTO: Operation with
the headlight flasher button
and the TRIP/INFO button;
TRITG MANUAL: Operation
only with the headlight flasher
button; EXTERN: Operation
only with the TRIP/INFO
button.
DWA AUTO ON/OFF
Setting time CLOCK TIME
Set brightness
DISP BRIGHT
GSL ON/OFF RPM
GSL BRIGHT
Select SETUP MENU and
press and hold button 2.
Press button 1 or button 2 repeatedly until desired submenu
appears.
Press and hold button 2 to display desired submenu.
When the button 1 is pressed
the available parameters are
displayed in the following order.
Each time the button 2 is
pressed, they are displayed in the
opposite order.
GSL FREQ
Switching over units for the
speedometer, range indicator, temperature display, average fuel consumption display,
odometer reading and clock
UNITS
SETUP RACETRACK
Setting LAPTIMER display:
Running time RUN, the time
required for the previous lap
LAST, best lap time BEST,
TM
BESTLAP BLIP ON/OFF
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On the racetrack
SETUP MENU
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On the racetrack
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Overview SETUP MENU
—
Solid line: briefly press
button.
‑ ‑ Dotted line: press and hold
button.
1
Display settings
2
Racetrack settings
Set parameter
Exit settings
5
Press and hold button 2 until
displayed parameter begins to
flash.
Press button 1 or button 2 repeatedly until desired value is
displayed.
If desired value is displayed:
Press and hold button 2 until displayed value no longer
flashes.
The value has been saved.
To exit SETUP MENU, press
and hold button 1.
A value which is still flashing
will not be saved.
As an alternative, press button 1 or button 2 repeatedly
until SETUP MENU EXIT is
displayed.
When SETUP MENU EXIT is
displayed:
Press and hold button 2 to exit
SETUP MENU.
On the racetrack
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Spring preload
76
The spring preload on the front
wheel must be adapted to the
weight of the rider. Higher
weight requires a higher spring
preload, lower weight requires a
lower spring preload.
It is essential to set the spring
preload to suit the load carried by
the motorcycle. Increase spring
preload when the vehicle is heavily loaded and reduce spring
preload accordingly when the
vehicle is lightly loaded.
On the racetrack
5
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carrier and screw 2 of chain
guard.
Load motorcycle with driver.
With the assistance of a helper,
measure distance D between
points 1 and 2 again and calculate difference (spring deflection) between the measured
values.
Setting
Loosen screw 1 with tool from
onboard tool kit.
Compression of rear-wheel
springs
0.8...0.9 in (20...24 mm) (With
rider 187 lbs (85 kg))
Adjust spring preload at
rear wheel
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Make sure there is no load on
the motorcycle, removing any
cargo or luggage.
Adjustment of spring
preload dependent on
loading
Hold motorcycle in vertical position (not with side stand) and
measure distance D between
lower edge 1 of license-plate
Tighten screw 1 to specified
torque.
5
Clamp screw on upper
spring plate
77
2 lb/ft (3 Nm)
Your motorcycle's handling will suffer if you do
not match the spring-preload and
damping-characteristic settings.
Adjust damping characteristic to
changed spring preload.
To increase the spring deflection (reduce spring preload),
use the tool from the onboard
tool kit to turn the adjustment
ring 2 in direction B.
To decrease the spring deflection (increase spring preload),
use the tool from the onboard
tool kit to turn the adjustment
ring 2 in direction A.
Adjust spring preload at
rear wheel
with Dynamic Damping Control OE
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Start engine.
Before setting the spring
preload, completely unload
the motorcycle and remove luggage items if necessary.
Set damping (DDC) to SOFT for
one-up riding.
Hold motorcycle in vertical position, preferably with the help
of a second person (not the
side stand).
Measure distance D between
lower edge 1 of license-plate
carrier and screw 2 of chain
guard.
Load motorcycle with driver.
With the assistance of a helper,
measure distance D between
points 1 and 2 again and calculate difference (spring deflection) between the measured
values.
On the racetrack
without Dynamic Damping
Control OE
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Adjustment of spring
preload dependent on
loading
On the racetrack
Compression of rear-wheel
springs
0.8...0.9 in (20...24 mm) (With
rider 187 lbs (85 kg))
use the tool from the onboard
tool kit to turn the adjustment
ring 1 in direction B.
Adjusting spring preload
on front wheel
with Dynamic Damping Control OE
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Start engine.
Before setting the spring
preload, completely unload
the motorcycle and remove luggage items if necessary.
Set damping (DDC) to SOFT for
one-up riding.
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To decrease the spring deflection (increase spring preload),
use the tool from the onboard
tool kit to turn the adjustment
ring 1 in direction A.
To increase the spring deflection (reduce spring preload),
Hold motorcycle in vertical position, preferably with the help
of a second person (not the
side stand).
Measure distance D between
lower edge 1 of immersion
tube and front axle 2.
Load motorcycle with driver.
With the assistance of a
second person, measure
distance D between points 1
and 2 again and calculate
difference (spring deflection)
between the measured values.
Compressing front wheel
0.24...0.39 in (6...10 mm) (With
rider 187 lbs (85 kg))
adjusting screws 1 with tool of
onboard tool kit in direction A.
To increase spring deflection
(decrease spring preload), turn
adjusting screws 1 with tool of
onboard tool kit in direction B.
Adjusting compression
damping on front wheel
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Damping
Correct damping setting
Your motorcycle's handling will suffer if you do
not match the spring-preload and
damping-characteristic settings.
Adjust damping characteristic to
changed spring preload.
To decrease spring deflection
(increase spring preload), turn
The damping must be adjusted
to the road conditions and the
spring preload.
A rough road surface requires
softer damping than a smooth
road surface.
An increase in spring preload
requires firmer damping, a reduction in spring preload requires softer damping.
5
Adjust compression-stage
damping with adjusting
screw 1 on left-hand fork leg.
On the racetrack
Adjustment of spring
preload dependent on
loading
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Compression stage, basic setting, front
On the racetrack
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Position 3 (standard setting
with rider 187 lbs (85 kg))
Position 7 (sport-oriented setting with rider 187 lbs (85 kg))
To increase damping: turn adjusting screw with tool from
onboard tool kit so that marking 1 points to a higher scale
figure.
To decrease damping: turn
adjusting screw with tool from
onboard tool kit so that marking 1 points to a lower figure
on the scale.
Compression stage, basic setting, front
Position 1 (comfortable setting
with rider 187 lbs (85 kg))
Rebound-stage damping
on front wheel
Adjust rebound-stage damping with adjusting screw 1 on
right-hand fork leg.
To increase damping: turn adjusting screw with tool from
onboard tool kit so that marking 1 points to a higher scale
figure.
To decrease damping: turn
adjusting screw with tool from
onboard tool kit so that marking 1 points to a lower figure
on the scale.
Rebound stage, basic
setting, front
Position 1 (comfortable setting
with rider 187 lbs (85 kg))
Rebound stage, basic
setting, rear
Position 3 (standard setting
with rider 187 lbs (85 kg))
Position 4 (standard setting
with rider 187 lbs (85 kg))
Position 7 (sport-oriented setting with rider 187 lbs (85 kg))
Position 7 (sport-oriented setting with rider 187 lbs (85 kg))
Adjusting rebound-stage
damping at rear wheel
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
To increase damping: turn adjusting screw with tool from
onboard tool kit so that marking 1 points to a higher scale
figure.
To decrease damping: turn
adjusting screw with tool from
onboard tool kit so that marking 1 points to a lower figure
on the scale.
Rebound stage, basic
setting, rear
Adjust rebound-stage damping
with adjusting screw 1.
Position 1 (comfortable setting
with rider 187 lbs (85 kg))
Factory settings at front
wheel
Use the following specification
data to adjust to factory settings.
Factory settings for
jounce/rebound at front
Position 3
Factory settings at rear
wheel
Use the following specification
data to adjust to factory settings.
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On the racetrack
Rebound stage, basic
setting, front
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Factory settings for rebound at rear
Position 4
On the racetrack
Displaying damping with
DDC
with Dynamic Damping Control OE
Switch on ignition (
40).
Damping is displayed in the multifunction display in area 1, and
loading is indicated in area 2.
The display is automatically
hidden again after a short time.
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Adjusting damping with
DDC
with Dynamic Damping Control OE
Press button 1 briefly to display current adjustment.
Switch on ignition (
40).
Press button 1 briefly to display current adjustment.
To set the damping rate:
Repeat pressing button 1
briefly until desired setting is
displayed.
The damping cannot be adjusted while the motorcycle
is being ridden.
The following settings are available:
SOFT: Comfortable damping
NORM: Normal damping
HARD: Sporty, performanceoriented damping
Mirror removal and
installation
Installing mirrors
83
Removing mirror
The load setting cannot be
adjusted while the motorcycle is underway.
The following settings are available:
One-up
Two-up
Push cover cap 1 upward.
Loosen nut 2 with tool from
onboard tool kit.
When removing the righthand mirror, make sure that
the brake-fluid reservoir is not
detached.
Remove mirror 3.
Retighten nut 2 with tool from
onboard toolkit.
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Install mirror 3.
Tighten nut 2 with tool from
onboard toolkit.
Locknut (mirror) on
clamping piece
Joint compound: Multi-Wax
Spray
15 lb/ft (20 Nm)
Slide on cover cap 1.
On the racetrack
To set motorcycle load:
Press and hold button 1 repeatedly until desired setting is
displayed.
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Removing and installing
license-plate carrier
84
Removing license-plate
carrier
On the racetrack
5
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Removing passenger seat
( 60).
this as a defective lamp or bulb
and the corresponding warning message will appear in the
display. This warning message
is suppressed by activating the
EQIP WARN LAMP function in
the SETUP MENU.
Thread out connector 1 with
cable through lower rear section 2.
Before the connector
for the anti-theft alarm
system is disconnected, it
must be ensured that the DWA
has been deactivated in the
SETUP MENU.
Remove screw 4.
Remove anti-theft alarm
system 2 while unhooking at
bracket 3.
with anti-theft alarm system
(DWA) OE
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Remove cable tie arrow and
separate connector 1 for
license-plate carrier.
If the license plate carrier is removed for racetrack use, the vehicle's electronic
monitoring system will interpret
Unplug connector 1 for antitheft alarm system.
Disconnect connector 1 for
license-plate carrier.
Remove body-bound rivet 2.
Remove bracket 3 for anti-theft
alarm system.
with anti-theft alarm system
(DWA) OE
5
Remove screws 4 with washers 3.
Take off license-plate carrier 2 and thread out wiring
harness 1.
Install the passenger seat
( 60).
Installing license-plate
carrier
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Removing passenger seat
( 60).
Position license-plate carrier 2
and thread in wiring harness 1.
Install screws 4 with washers 3.
Number-plate carrier to
rear frame
4 lb/ft (5 Nm)
Install bracket 3 for anti-theft
alarm system.
Install body-bound rivet 2.
Fasten connector 1 for licenseplate carrier.
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Connect connector 1, position
and fasten cable tie arrow.
86
If the lamp defect warning message for racetrack
use is suppressed in the display, this must be activated in
the SETUP MENU under the
EQIP WARN LAMP function
before the motorcycle is put into
operation in road traffic.
On the racetrack
5
Insert anti-theft alarm system 2
while hooking into bracket 3.
Install screw 4.
Connect connector 1 for antitheft alarm system.
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Install the passenger seat
( 60).
Removing and installing
front turn indicator
Removing front turn
signal
Thread connector 1 with cable
through lower rear section 2.
Install right cover (
129).
Installing front turn signal
The working steps described here for the right
fairing side panel also apply logically for the left side.
Remove right cover (
Remove screw 1 and take off
turn indicator. Guide cable
through fairing side panel.
Protect connector on motorcycle against contamination.
128).
Remove right cover ( 128).
Guide cable through fairing
side panel.
5
Position turn indicator and install screw 1.
Install right cover (
129).
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Riding
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
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Breaking in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Shifting gears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Parking your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Fastening motorcycle for transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Riding
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
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Safety instructions
90
Do not ride without the correct
clothing. Always wear:
Helmet
Rider's suit
Gloves
Boots
Riding
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Rider's Equipment
This applies even to short
journeys, and to every season
of the year. Your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer will be
happy to advise you and has
the correct clothing for every
purpose.
Loading
Overloading and imbalanced loads can adversely
affect the motorcycle's handling.
Do not exceed the gross weight
limit and observe the loading
information.
Adjust spring preload, suspension damping rate settings and
tire inflation pressures for the
current gross vehicle weight.
with tank rucksack OA
Observe maximum payload of
tank rucksack.
with rear softbag OA
Observe maximum payload of
the rear bag.
Speed
If you ride at high speed, always
bear in mind that various boundary conditions can adversely affect the handling of your motorcycle:
Settings of spring-strut and
shock absorber system
Imbalanced load
Loose clothing
Insufficient tire inflation pressure
Poor tire tread
Etc.
Risk of poisoning
Exhaust fumes contain carbon
monoxide, which is colorless and
odorless but highly toxic.
Inhaling exhaust fumes
therefore represents a
health hazard and can even
cause loss of consciousness with
fatal consequences.
Do not inhale exhaust fumes.
Do not run the engine in closed
rooms.
Burn hazard
Engine and exhaust system
become very hot when the
vehicle is in use. There is a risk
of burn injuries by contact with
hot surfaces.
After parking the motorcycle,
make sure that nobody comes
into contact with the engine and
exhaust system.
If misfiring causes unburned fuel
to enter the catalytic converter,
there is a danger of overheating
and damage.
For this reason, observe the following points:
Do not run the fuel tank dry.
Do not run the engine with the
spark-plug cap removed.
Stop the engine immediately if
it misfires.
Use unleaded fuel only.
Comply with all specified maintenance intervals.
Unburned fuel will destroy
the catalytic converter.
Note the points listed for protection of the catalytic converter.
Danger of overheating
Cooling would be inadequate if the engine were allowed to idle for a lengthy period
with the motorcycle at a stand-
still: overheating would result. In
extreme cases, the motorcycle
could catch fire.
Do not allow the engine to idle
unnecessarily. After starting, ride
off immediately.
Modifications
Modifications of the motorcycle (e.g. engine management system, throttle valves,
clutch) can cause damage to the
affected components and failure of safety-related functions.
Damage caused in this way is
not covered by the warranty.
Do not make any modifications.
Checklist
Use the following checklist to
check important functions, settings and wear limits before you
ride off:
Before every journey
Brakes
Front and rear brake fluid levels
Coolant level
Clutch function
Damping setting and spring
preload
Tread depth and tire inflation
pressure
Secure luggage attachment.
At regular intervals
Engine oil level (every time you
refuel)
Brake pad wear (at every 3rd
refueling stop).
Starting
Starting the engine
Switch on ignition.
Pre-Ride-Check is carried out.
( 92)
ABS self-diagnosis is
performed. ( 93)
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Pre-Ride-Check
ASC self-diagnosis is performed. ( 94)
with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
DTC self-diagnosis is performed. ( 94)
Engage neutral, or pull back
clutch lever if a gear is engaged.
You cannot start the motorcycle with the side stand
extended and a gear engaged.
The engine will switch itself off if
it is started with the transmission
in neutral and then a gear is engaged before retracting the side
stand.
In the case of cold start or under cold temperatures: Pull
back clutch lever.
In the "Pre-Ride-Check", the
instrument-cluster module executes a test routine to check the
status of the warning lamps and
the tachometer. This test routine
stops if the engine is started before it is completed.
Press starter button 1.
The start attempt is automatically interrupted if battery voltage is too low. Recharge
the battery before you start the
engine, or use jump leads and a
donor battery to start.
More detailed information can
be found in the section Servicing under the heading Jumpstarting.
Engine starts.
Consult the troubleshooting
chart if the engine refuses to
start. ( 158)
Phase 1
The indicator and warning lamps
1 light up and the universal warning lamp 2 lights up in yellow.
The tachometer needle 3 is
run up to the maximum engine
speed.
Phase 2
The general warning lamp
changes from yellow to red.
Phase 3
The tachometer needle drops
back to zero.
The indicator and warning lamps
go out.
The display reverts to the standard format.
Should one of the warning lamps
fail to appear:
If it was not possible to
switch on the warning
lights, possible malfunctions
cannot be indicated.
Watch all warning and indicator
lights on the display.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
ABS self-diagnosis
The self-diagnosis routine
is determining whether
BMW Motorrad Race ABS
is ready for operation. The
self-diagnosis routine runs
automatically when you switch on
the ignition.
Phase 1
Check on system components
monitored by diagnostic system while vehicle is parked.
ABS warning lamp flashes.
Phase 2
Checking system components
capable of diagnosis while
starting off.
ABS warning lamp flashes.
ABS self-diagnosis
completed
The ABS symbol is no longer
displayed.
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Watch all warning and indicator
lamps on the display.
ABS self-diagnosis not
completed
The ABS function is not available, as the self-diagnosis
function has not been completed. (To check the wheel
sensors, the motorcycle must
reach a minimum speed: min
3 mph (min 5 km/h))
If an ABS error is indicated following completion of the ABS
self-diagnosis routine:
It remains possible to continue riding. It must be noted
that the availability of the ABS
function is restricted or it is not
available at all.
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All segments are shown in the
display.
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Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
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The self-diagnosis routine
is determining whether
BMW Motorrad ASC is ready for
operation. The self-diagnosis
routine runs automatically when
you switch on the ignition.
Phase 1
Check on system components
monitored by diagnostic system while vehicle is parked.
ASC warning lamp flashes
slowly.
Phase 2
Checking system components
capable of diagnosis while
starting off.
ASC warning lamp flashes
slowly.
ASC self-diagnosis
completed
The ASC symbol is no longer
displayed.
Watch all warning and indicator
lamps on the display.
ASC self-diagnosis not
completed
The ASC function is not available, as the self-diagnosis
function has not been completed. (To check wheel sensors, motorcycle must reach
a minimum speed with engine running: min 3 mph (min
5 km/h))
If an ASC error is indicated following completion of the ASC
self-diagnosis routine:
It remains possible to continue riding. It must be noted
that the availability of the ASC
function is restricted or it is not
available at all.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
DTC self-diagnosis
with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
The self-diagnosis routine
is determining whether
BMW Motorrad DTC is ready for
operation. The self-diagnosis
routine runs automatically when
you switch on the ignition.
Phase 1
Check on system components
monitored by diagnostic system while vehicle is parked.
Phase 2
Checking system components
capable of diagnosis while
starting off.
DTC warning lamp flashes
slowly.
DTC self-diagnosis
completed
The DTC symbol is no longer
displayed.
Watch all warning and indicator
lamps on the display.
DTC self-diagnosis not
completed
The DTC function is not available, as the self-diagnosis
function has not been completed. (To check wheel sensors, motorcycle must reach
a minimum speed with engine running: min 3 mph (min
5 km/h))
If a DTC error is indicated after
the DTC self-diagnosis is completed:
It remains possible to continue riding. It must be noted
that the availability of the DTC
function is restricted or it is not
available at all.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Breaking in
Engine
While running in the motorcycle, vary the throttle opening
and engine-speed range frequently; avoid driving for long
periods at a constant speed.
Try to do most of your riding during this initial period on
twisting, fairly hilly roads, avoiding high-speed main roads and
highways if possible.
Observe the engine run-in
speeds.
Engine run-in speed
<7000 min-1 (Odometer reading 0...186 miles (0...300 km))
<9000 min-1 (Odometer
reading 186...621 miles
(300...1000 km))
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DTC warning lamp flashes
slowly.
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Engine run-in speed
No full throttle (Odometer
reading 0...621 miles
(0...1000 km))
Carrying out the first
running-in check
435...746 miles
(700...1200 km)
Brake pads
New brake pads must be run in
before they achieve their optimum friction force. This initial
reduction in braking efficiency
can be compensated for by exerting greater pressure on the
brake levers.
New brake pads can extend
stopping distance by a significant margin.
Brake early.
Tires
Shifting gears
New tires have a smooth surface. This must be roughened by
riding in a restrained manner at
various lean angles until the tires
are run in. This running in procedure is essential if the tires are to
achieve maximum grip.
Shiftpoint lamp
New tires do not provide
full tire traction. Accident
hazards exist in particular on wet
roads and at extreme angles.
Always think well ahead and
avoid extreme angles.
The shiftpoint lamp 1 indicates
two engine speed thresholds to
the driver:
Standing-start engine rpm
At a stop, the shiftpoint lamp indicates the ideal engine rpm for a
racing start.
Shiftpoint lamp off: engine rpm
too low
Shiftpoint lamp lit up: ideal rpm
for start
Upshift rpm
During driving the shiftpoint lamp
indicates the speed at which the
rider should shift into the nexthighest gear.
Shiftpoint lamp flashes at
the preset frequency: engine
speed will soon reach upshift
rpm
Shiftpoint lamp goes out: shifting speed exceeded
Your motorcycle is equipped with
a shifting assistant developed
based on racing requirements. It
enables upshifting without actuating the clutch or throttle valve
in virtually all load and engine
speed ranges. During acceleration the throttle valve can remain
open, and the shifting time is reduced to a minimum. The gears
are shifted into as usual with foot
force on the shift lever.
The engine rpm limits and the
upshift lamp's display characteristics can both be adjusted in the
SETUP EQUIPMENT menu.
Gearshift assistant
with gearshift assistant OE
The sensor 1 in the shift linkage
detects the shift request and initiates shifting support.
When driving at constant speed
in low gears at high engine
speeds, upshifting without
clutch operation can result in
major load change reactions.
BMW Motorrad recommends
only upshifting with clutch
operation in these driving
situations. The shifting assistant
should not be used in the area of
the rev-limiter.
No shifting support is provided in
the following situations:
during shifting with engaged
clutch
during shifting with the throttle
valve closed (overrun)
during downshifts
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Gearshift lever is adjusted
downward.
Align shift lever 2 on selector shaft 3 so that selector
shaft 3 protrudes somewhat
and tighten screw 1.
Gearshift lever on selector shaft
6 lb/ft (8 Nm)
Slacken screw 1.
Pull shift lever 2 off selector
shaft 3.
Turn shift lever 2 on tooth to
right and slide on.
Brakes
How do you achieve
the shortest stopping
distances?
The dynamic load distribution between the front and rear wheel
changes during braking. The
heavier you brake, the greater
the weight transfer to the front
wheel. Increases in the load at
an individual wheel are accompanied by a rise in the effective
braking force that the wheel can
provide.
To achieve the shortest possible braking distance, the front
brake must be applied quickly
and with increasing force. This
procedure provides ideal exploitation of the extra weight transfer
to the front wheel. The clutch
should also be disengaged at the
same time. The frequently-practiced procedure for "panic braking", in which maximum braking
force is applied as rapidly as possible, produces deceleration rates
that rise more quickly than the
dynamic weight transfer occurs.
As a result, a complete transfer
of braking force to road surface
is not possible. This can result
in a longer braking distance. Use
both brakes. The rear wheel may
tend to lift off the ground. Lifting
off the ground is prevented by
the BMW rear wheel lift-off assistant.
There is a danger of the
brakes fading if you use
only the rear brakes when
descending mountain passes.
Under extreme conditions, the
brakes could overheat and suffer
severe damage.
Use both front and rear brakes,
and make use of the engine's
braking effect as well.
Wet, soiled brakes
Moisture and dirt on the brake
rotors and the brake pads result
in a decrease in the braking action.
Delayed or poorer braking action
must be expected in the following situations:
When driving in the rain and
through puddles.
After washing the vehicle.
When driving on roads spread
with salt.
After working on the brakes
due to oil or grease residues.
When driving on soiled roads
or offroad.
Poor braking action due to
moisture and dirt.
Brake until brakes are dry or
clean; clean if necessary.
Brake early until the full braking
action is available again.
Fold out side stand and park
motorcycle.
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The side stand is designed
to support only the weight
of the motorcycle.
Do not lean or sit on the
motorcycle with the side stand
extended.
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If the slope of the road permits,
turn the handlebars to the left.
On a grade, the motorcycle
should always face uphill; select 1st gear.
Parking your
motorcycle
Refueling
Side stand
Fuel specifications
Switch off engine.
If the ground is soft or uneven, there is no guarantee that the motorcycle will rest
firmly on the stand.
Always check that the ground
under the stand is level and
firm.
For optimal fuel economy, the
gasoline should be sulfur-free or
very low in sulfur content.
Leaded fuel will destroy the
catalytic converter.
Do not refuel with leaded gasoline or gasoline with metallic
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additives, e. g. manganese or
Iron.
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Ethanol E85 might damage
the engine and fuel supply
system.
Do not refuel with E85, i.e. fuel
with an ethanol content of 85 %,
or with Flex Fuel.
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Fuels with a maximum ethanol
content of 10 %, i. e., E10,
may be used for refueling.
Recommended fuel quality
Super unleaded (max. 10 %
ethanol, E10)
89 AKI (95 ROZ/RON)
89 AKI
Refueling procedure
Fuel is highly flammable.
Fire at the fuel tank can
result in fire and explosion.
Do not smoke. Never bring a
naked flame near the fuel tank.
Fuel expands when exposed to heat. When the
tank is overfilled, fuel can escape
and get onto the road. This results in a danger of falling.
Do not overfill the fuel tank.
Fuel attacks plastic surfaces, making them cloudy
or unattractive.
Immediately wipe off plastic parts
after contact with fuel.
Unlock fuel tank cap 1 with
ignition key and fold up.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
side stand.
The available fuel tank volume can only be optimally
used with the vehicle standing on
the side stand.
Open protective cap.
Refuel with quality listed below
at most until lower edge of filler
neck is reached.
The "usable fuel quantity"
indicated in the Technical
data is the fuel quantity, which
can be refueled, if the fuel tank
was completely emptied, i.e., if
the engine dies off due to lack of
fuel.
Press fuel tank cap down firmly
to close.
Remove key and close protective cap.
Fastening motorcycle
for transport
Secure motorcycle against tipping away to the side, preferably with the help of a second
person.
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Components can be damaged.
Do not pinch components, e.g.
brake lines or wiring harnesses.
Reserve fuel quantity
Approx. 1.1 gal (Approx. 4 l)
The motorcycle can tip
away to the side and fall
over.
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Push motorcycle onto transport
surface, and do not place on
side stand.
Protect all component surfaces
against which straps are routed
against scratching. For example, use adhesive tape or soft
cloths.
Approx. 4.6 gal (Approx.
17.5 l)
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When refueling after running on reserve, make sure
that you top up the tank to a
level above reserve, as otherwise the sensor will not be able
to register the new level and the
fuel warning lamp will not be
switched off.
Lay straps at front over lower
fork bridge on both sides.
Tension straps downward.
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Fasten rear straps on both
sides to the passenger footpegs and then tighten them.
Tension all straps evenly; the
vehicle should be pulled down
against its springs with the suspension compressed as much
as possible.
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Dynamic Damping Adjustment . . . . . 111
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Riding mode
Riding mode selection
There are four riding modes to
choose from for adjusting the
motorcycle to the weather, road
conditions and driving style:
RAIN
ROAD (standard mode)
Pro driving modes OE
DYNAMIC
DYNAMIC PRO (with coding
plug installed only)
The following applies for
vehicles with power reduction: When the coding plug is
used, the operating permit for
public roads is voided.
Do not use the coding plug on
these motorcycles on public
roads.
No mode-selection options are
available on vehicles with power
reduction.
Each riding mode affects the behavior of the motorcycle in a different way. ABS and/or ASC/
DTC can be switched off in each
mode; the following explanations
always refer to the activated systems. The last selected riding
mode is reactivated automatically
after the ignition is switched off
and on again.
The following always applies:
The sportier the selected mode,
the more directly the engine output can be utilized. At the same
time, the support of the driver by
the ABS and ASC/DTC systems
is increasingly reduced.
The RAIN, ROAD, and
DYNAMIC driving modes
are designed for riding with
series tires recommended
by BMW Motorrad. DY-
NAMIC PRO driving mode
assumes racetracks and roads
with very good adhesion.
Therefore, consider the following when selecting the riding
mode: The sportier the setting,
the more demanding the requirements for the driving skill of the
rider are!
RAIN
The engine output is only partially available. Twisting the throttle produces a virtually linear increase in power while the engine's response is smooth.
The ABS system always intervenes early enough to prevent
the wheels from locking up and
the rear wheel from lifting off the
ground if possible.
The ASC/DTC system intervenes
early enough to always prevent
the rear wheel from spinning if
possible.
Pro driving modes OE
DYNAMIC
The DYNAMIC mode is the
sportiest mode as long as the
coding plug is not installed.
The ABS system intervenes later
in this mode. The wheels are still
prevented from locking up, however the lift-off detection for the
rear wheel is deactivated. The
rear wheel can lift off the ground!
with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
The DTC system intervenes
even later so that dynamic acceleration is also possible.
Pro driving modes OE
DYNAMIC PRO
To activate the DYNAMIC PRO
mode, the coding plug must be
used.
The DYNAMIC PRO mode was
developed for roads with good
visibility and very high friction
coefficients, as they are usually
found only on racetracks. This
mode also assumes that the motorcycle is riding with tires that
have very good adhesion.
The behavior of the ABS system
matches that of the DYNAMIC
mode, however with one difference: If the footbrake lever
is actuated, ABS control is no
longer carried out on the rear
wheel. The rear wheel can lock
up. The lift-off detection for the
rear wheel is also deactivated.
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with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
In this mode the control of the
DTC system assumes that tires
with maximum adhesion are
mounted. Longer wheelies and
wheelies at small angles are also
permitted, which means it is
possible to flip over backward in
extreme cases.
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Switchover
The switchover process for the
functions in the engine management system, the ABS, the ASC/
DTC and the DDC is only possible in certain operating modes:
No drive torque at rear wheel
No brake pressure in the brake
system.
To obtain this state,
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In the ROAD mode the full engine output is available.
The behavior of the ABS system
is comparable to that of the RAIN
mode.
The ASC/DTC system intervenes
later than in the RAIN mode so
that minor drifts are possible at
the ends of curves.
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Motorcycle must be stopped
with the ignition switched on
Brake system with
BMW Motorrad Race
ABS
Throttle grip must be turned
back,
Brake levers may not be actuated.
Partially integral brake
or
First the desired riding mode is
preselected. The switchover
does not take place until the
affected systems are in the required state.
The selection menu does not
disappear in the display until the
driving mode has been switched
over.
Your motorcycle is equipped with
a partially integral brake configuration. Both front and rear brakes
are applied simultaneously when
you pull the handbrake lever.
The footbrake lever acts only on
the rear brake.
Spinning of the rear wheel
with the front brake pulled
(Burn Out) is made considerably more difficult by the integral function. The result may be
damage to the rear wheel brake
and the clutch.
Burn Outs may only be carried
out with the ABS function
switched off.
How does the ABS work?
The maximum braking force that
can be transferred to the road
surface is partially dependent on
the friction coefficient of the road
surface. Gravel, ice, snow and
wet roads offer a considerably
poorer friction coefficient than a
dry, clean asphalt surface. The
poorer the friction coefficient of
the road surface is, the longer
the braking distance will be.
If the maximum transferable braking force is exceeded when the
rider increases the brake pressure, the wheels begin to lock
and driving stability is lost, and a
fall can result. Before this situation occurs, ABS intervenes and
adjusts the brake pressure to the
maximum transferable braking
force. This enables the wheels
to continue to turn and maintains
driving stability regardless of the
road surface condition.
In what ways is the
BMW Motorrad Race ABS
noticeable to the rider?
Bumpy or rough roads can briefly
lead to a loss of contact between the tires and the road surface, until the transferable braking force is reduced to zero. If
braking is carried out in this situation, ABS must reduce the
brake pressure to ensure driving stability when restoring contact to the road. At this point in
time, the BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS must assume extremely low
friction coefficients (gravel, ice,
snow) so that the running wheels
turn in every imaginable case and
the driving stability is ensured.
After detecting the actual conditions, the system adjusts the
optimum brake pressure.
If the ABS system has to reduce
the braking force due to the conditions described above, then
vibrations can be felt through the
handlebar brake lever.
If the handbrake lever is pulled,
then braking pressure is built up
at the rear wheel with the integral
function. If the footbrake lever is
first actuated after this, the brake
pressure already built up can be
felt earlier than the counter-pressure, than when the footbrake
lever is actuated before or together with the handbrake lever.
Lifting off rear wheel
Even during severe braking, a
high level of tire grip can mean
that the front wheel does not
lock up until very late, if at all.
Consequently, ABS does not intervene until very late, if at all.
Under these circumstances the
rear wheel can lift off the ground,
and the outcome can be a highsiding situation in which the motorcycle can flip over.
Heavy braking can lead to
the rear wheel lifting off the
ground.
When braking, bear in mind
that the ABS control cannot
always be relied on to prevent
the rear wheel from lifting off the
ground.
Special situations
To detect the tendency of the
wheels to lock up, the speeds
of the front and rear wheel are
compared. If implausible values
are detected over a longer period
of time, the ABS function is deactivated for safety reasons and
an ABS error is indicated. The
condition for a fault code is the
completed self-diagnosis.
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What happens when
rough roads are
encountered?
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Apart from problems on the
BMW Motorrad Race ABS,
unusual riding conditions can
also cause a fault message to be
generated.
Unusual driving conditions:
Heating up on an auxiliary
stand at idle speed or with gear
engaged.
Rear wheel locked-up for a
longer period of time by engine
brake, e.g. when riding down
steep hills.
Should a fault code occur due to
one of the driving conditions described above, the ABS function
can be reactivated by switching
the ignition off and then on again.
How important is regular
maintenance?
Any technical system is always only as good as its
maintenance condition.
To ensure that the
BMW Motorrad Race ABS is in a
properly maintained condition, it
is vital that the specified service
intervals are kept to.
Reserves for safety
But remember: the potentially
shorter braking distances which
BMW Motorrad Race ABS permits must not be used as an excuse for careless riding. ABS is
primarily a means of ensuring a
safety margin in genuine emergencies.
Be careful in curves! When you
apply the brakes on a corner,
the motorcycle's weight and
momentum take over and even
BMW Motorrad Race ABS is unable to counteract their effects.
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ASC
How does ASC work?
BMW Motorrad ASC compares
the wheel speeds of the front
and rear wheels. From the speed
difference the slip, and with it
the stability reserves on the rear
wheel are determined. When a
slip limit is exceeded, the engine
torque is adapted by the engine
management system.
What are the design
features of BMW Motorrad
ASC?
BMW Motorrad ASC is designed
as an assistant system for the
rider for the use on public roads.
The extent to which the rider affects ASC control can be considerable (weight shifts when cornering, items of luggage loose on
the motorcycle), especially when
Even with ASC, the laws of
physics cannot be overridden. The rider is always responsible for adapting his/her driving
style.
Do not reduce the additional
safety provided with risky
driving.
Special situations
As lean angles increase, acceleration potential is also progressively restricted by the laws of
physics. This can result in delayed acceleration when coming
out of very tight curves.
To detect spinning or slipping
away of the rear wheel, the
speeds of the front and
rear wheel are compared. If
implausible values are detected
over a longer period of time, the
ASC function is deactivated for
safety reasons and an ASC error
is indicated. The condition for a
fault code is the completed selfdiagnosis.
The following unusual driving
conditions may lead to automatic
deactivation of BMW Motorrad
ASC:
Riding on the rear wheel (performing Wheelies) for an extended period with the ASC
deactivated.
Spinning the rear wheel on the
spot with the front brake applied (Burn Out).
Heating up on the main or auxiliary stand at idle or with gear
engaged.
If the front wheel loses contact
to the ground during extreme
acceleration, the ASC reduces
the engine torque until the front
wheel touches the ground again.
In this case, BMW Motorrad recommends turning back the throttle grip somewhat to achieve
a stable driving state again as
quickly as possible.
On a slippery surface, the throttle
grip must never be suddenly
turned back completely without
pulling the clutch at the same
time. The engine braking torque
can cause the rear wheel to
block, resulting in an unstable
driving state. This case cannot
be controlled by BMW Motorrad
ASC.
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style of riding takes rider and machine close to the limits imposed
by physics.
The system is not optimized for
special requirements resulting
under extreme weather conditions offroad or on the racetrack.
BMW Motorrad ASC can be deactivated for these cases.
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Engine Management
with Dynamic Traction
Control
Special situations
How does DTC work?
As lean angles increase, acceleration potential is also progressively restricted by the laws of
physics. This can result in reduced acceleration when coming
out of very tight curves.
with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
BMW Motorrad DTC compares
the wheel speeds of the front
and rear wheels. From the speed
difference the slip, and with it
the stability reserves on the rear
wheel are determined. When a
slip limit is exceeded, the engine
torque is adapted by the engine
management system.
Even with DTC, the laws of
physics cannot be overridden. The rider is always responsible for adapting his/her driving
style.
Do not reduce the additional
safety provided with risky
driving.
with Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) OE
To detect spinning or slipping
away of the rear wheel, the
speeds of the front and rear
wheel are compared and the
angle is considered, for example.
If these values are detected to
be implausible for a long period,
a replacement value is used for
the angle and the DTC function
is deactivated. In these cases,
a DTC error is displayed. The
condition for a fault code is the
completed self-diagnosis.
In the following unusual driving
conditions, the BMW Motorrad
DTC can be automatically deactivated.
Unusual driving conditions:
Riding on the rear wheel (performing Wheelies) for an extended period with the DTC
deactivated.
Spinning the rear wheel on the
spot with the front brake applied (Burn Out).
Heating up on an auxiliary
stand at idle speed or with gear
engaged.
If the front wheel loses contact
with the ground under extreme
acceleration, the DTC reduces
the engine torque until the front
wheel makes contact with the
ground again.
In this case, BMW Motorrad recommends turning back the throttle grip somewhat to achieve
a stable driving state again as
quickly as possible.
Dynamic Damping
Adjustment
How does DDC work?
with Dynamic Damping Control OE
The Dynamic Damping Control
(DDC) is a semi-active chassis
system which automatically reacts to driving maneuvers and
the condition of the road surface
and correctly adjusts the damping for the respective situation.
Using the leveling sensor, the
motions of the rear spring strut
are recorded. Depending on the
determined motion direction and
speed, as well as depending
on the riding mode selected,
the electrical damping valve is
opened respectively closed.
Damping on the front wheel
depends on the riding mode as
well, however the spring travel is
not measured.
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On a slippery surface, the throttle grip should never be suddenly
turned back completely without
pulling the clutch at the same
time. The engine braking torque
can cause the rear wheel to slip,
resulting in an unstable driving
state. This case cannot be controlled by BMW Motorrad DTC.
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General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
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Accessories
Accessories
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Accessories
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General instructions
BMW Motorrad cannot examine or test each product
of outside origin to ensure that it
can be used on or in connection
with BMW motorcycles without
constituting a safety hazard. Nor
is this guarantee provided when
the official approval of a specific
country has been granted. Tests
conducted by these instances
cannot make provision for all operating conditions experienced by
BMW motorcycles and, consequently, they are not sufficient in
some circumstances.
Use only parts and accessories
approved by BMW for your
motorcycle.
The safety, function and suitability of the parts and accessory
products have been checked extensively by BMW. Therefore,
BMW assumes responsibility for
these products. BMW shall not
be liable for unapproved parts
and accessory products of any
kind.
Whenever you are planning modifications, comply with all the legal requirements. The vehicle
must not infringe on national
road-vehicle construction and
use regulations of your country.
Your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer offers you qualified advise
when choosing genuine BMW
parts, accessories and other
products.
You will find all BMW Motorrad
optional accessories on
our website: "www.bmwmotorrad.com".
Luggage
Loading
Overloading and imbalanced loads can adversely
affect the motorcycle's handling.
Do not exceed the gross weight
limit and observe the loading
information.
Adjust spring preload, suspension damping rate settings and
tire inflation pressures for the
current gross vehicle weight.
with tank rucksack OA
Observe maximum payload of
tank rucksack.
with rear softbag OA
Observe maximum payload of
the rear bag.
Maintenance
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Onboard tool kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
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Front wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Fairings and Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Maintenance
Rear-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
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General instructions
The 'Maintenance' chapter describes work involving the checking and replacement of wear
parts that can be performed with
a minimum of effort.
If special tightening torques are
to be taken into account for
assembly, these are listed. An
overview of all required tightening
torques is contained in the
chapter "Technical Data".
Information on additional maintenance and repair work is provided in the Repair Manual for
your vehicle on DVD, which you
can obtain from your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Special tools and thorough specialized knowledge are required
to carry out some of the work
described here. If you are in
doubt, consult an authorized
workshop, preferably your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Onboard tool kit
3
4
1
2
Hook wrench
Adjust spring preload at
rear wheel ( 76).
Reversible screwdriver insert
with Phillips PH1 and Torx
T25
Removing and installing
body panels
Removing rider`s seat
( 61).
Replacing bulb for front
and rear turn indicator
( 145).
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Open-ended wrench
Wrench size: 17 mm
Mirror clamping
Open-ended wrench
Wrench size: 10/13
Remove battery
( 150).
with Dynamic Damping
Control OE
Adjust spring preload at
rear wheel ( 77).
Adjust gearshift lever
( 98).
Reversible screwdriver with
Phillips and straight blade
Adjusting compression
damping on front wheel
( 79).
Rebound-stage damping
on front wheel ( 80).
Adjusting rebound-stage
damping at rear wheel
( 81).
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Spare fuses with gripper
Miniature fuses, 4 A, 7.5 A
and 10 A
Puller for removing fuses
Replacement fuses
Plastic attachment for
socket wrench
with Dynamic Damping
Control OE
Adjusting spring preload
on front wheel ( 78).
TORX wrench, T25
Removing and installing
body panels
Removing rider`s seat
( 61).
Rear-wheel stand
Mounting rear-wheel
stands
The motorcycle can tip
away to the side and fall
over.
Secure motorcycle against tipping away to the side, prefer-
ably with the help of a second
person.
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Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
117
Install mounting pins 1 on left
and right in rear wheel swing
arm, tightening to specified
torque.
Use basic stand with mounting pieces. The basic stand
and its accessories are available through your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Adapter on rear wheel
swinging arm
15 lb/ft (20 Nm)
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rear wheel stand, then raise it
with the front wheel stand.
118
The motorcycle can tip
away to the side and fall
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over.
Secure motorcycle against tipping away to the side, preferably with the help of a second
person.
Turn in the bracket 1 with the
long sides facing the outside.
Adjust the mounting pieces 2
to the width of the pins
inserted into the rear wheel
swing arm.
Adjust height of rear wheel
stand so that rear wheel is
lifted slightly off ground.
Attach the rear wheel stand to
the rear wheel swing arm and
press it on the ground evenly.
Front wheel stand
Mounting front wheel
stand
The front wheel stand is
not designed to support
the motorcycle without the assistance of a rear stand. A motorcycle standing on the front wheel
stand and the rear wheel alone
can fall over.
First place the motorcycle on the
Raise motorcycle, preferably
with a BMW Motorrad rearwheel stand.
Mount rear-wheel stands
( 117).
Use basic stand with mounting pieces. The basic stand
and its accessories are available through your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
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Maintenance
serted into the front suspension.
Adjust height of front wheel
stand until front wheel can be
turned freely.
Insert mounting pins 1 at left
and right in front suspension.
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Attach the front wheel stand to
the front suspension and press
it on the ground evenly.
Engine oil
Turn in the bracket 1 with the
long sides facing the inside.
Adjust the mounting pieces 2
to the width of the pins in-
Checking engine oil level
The oil level varies with
the temperature of the
oil. The higher the temperature,
the higher the level of oil in the
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sump. Checking the oil level with
the engine cold or after a short
trip leads to misinterpretations of
the oil fill quantity.
To ensure that the display of the
engine oil level is correct, only
check the oil level with the engine at operating temperature.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and hold motorcycle at operating temperature vertically.
Let the engine run in neutral
for one minute.
Engine oil, capacity
Viscosity class
Approx. 3.7 quarts (Approx.
3.5 l) (with filter replacement)
If the oil level is below MIN mark:
Topping up engine oil ( 120).
Read oil level in display 1.
To reduce the environmental impact, BMW Motorrad
recommends checking the engine oil after every journey of at
least 50 km.
Switch off ignition.
Wait five minutes to allow oil to
drain to the oil pan.
If oil level is above MAX mark:
Have the oil level corrected
at an authorized service facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Topping up engine oil
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Wipe area around fill location
clean.
Specified level of engine
oil
Between MIN and MAX marking
Turn handlebars.
Checking brake operation
Remove cap 1 of engine oil fill
location.
Both too little and too
much engine oil can lead to
engine damage.
Always make sure that the oil
level is correct.
Add engine oil up to specified
level.
Check engine oil level ( 119).
Install cap of engine oil fill location 1.
121
Actuate the handbrake lever.
Pressure point must be clearly
perceptible.
Actuate the footbrake lever.
Pressure point must be clearly
perceptible.
If no clear pressure points are
perceptible:
Incorrect working practices
endanger the reliability of
the brakes.
Have all work on the brake system carried out by specialists.
Have the brakes checked at an
authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Checking front brake pad
thickness
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
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Visually inspect left and right
brake pads to determine their
thickness. Direction of view:
From rear looking at brake
pads 1.
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Brake system
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are not worn beyond their minimum thickness.
If carrier plate thickness is insufficient:
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Have the brake pads replaced
at an authorized service facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Maintenance
If genuine BMW Motorrad
brake pads are not installed,
be sure to check thickness of
brake-pad carrier plate.
Failure of the brake system
due to a possible loss of
the brake pads.
Only use brake pads with a carrier plate with a thickness of at
least 0.18 in (4.5 mm).
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Front brake-pad wear
limit
Checking rear brake pad
thickness
min 0.03 in (min 0.8 mm)
(Only friction material without
carrier plate)
If brake pads are worn:
Dropping below the minimum pad thickness leads
to reduced braking performance
and may result in damage to the
brakes.
In order to ensure the operating
reliability of the brake system,
make sure that the brake pads
BMW Motorrad recommends
installing only genuine
BMW Motorrad brake pads.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Thickness of brake-pad
carrier plate
min 0.18 in (min 4.5 mm)
Rear brake-pad wear
limit
min 0.04 in (min 1.0 mm)
(Only friction material without
carrier plate.)
If the wear indicating mark is no
longer visible:
Dropping below the minimum pad thickness leads
to reduced braking performance
and may result in damage to the
brakes.
In order to ensure the operating
reliability of the brake system,
make sure that the brake pads
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Have the brake pads replaced
at an authorized service facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
123
Checking front brake fluid
level
Maintenance
Conduct a visual inspection of
the brake pad thickness. Direction of view: From rear looking
at brake pads 1.
are not worn beyond their minimum thickness.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and hold motorcycle vertically.
Move handlebars into straightahead position.
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Check brake fluid level
regularly.
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Have the defect corrected as
soon as possible by an authorized workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
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Read off brake fluid level at
brake-fluid reservoir 1.
The brake fluid level in the
brake-fluid reservoir drops
due to brake pad wear.
Front brake fluid level
Brake fluid, DOT4
The brake fluid level must
not fall below the MIN mark.
(Brake-fluid reservoir horizontal)
If brake fluid level falls below the
approved level:
A low fluid level in the
brake reservoir can allow air
to penetrate the brake system.
This significantly reduces braking
efficiency.
Checking rear brake fluid
level
Make sure ground is level and
firm and hold motorcycle vertically.
Have the defect corrected as
soon as possible by an authorized workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Coolant
Check level of brake fluid in
rear brake-fluid reservoir 1.
The brake fluid level in the
brake-fluid reservoir drops
due to brake pad wear.
Rear brake fluid level
Brake fluid, DOT4
Checking coolant level
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
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The brake fluid level must
not fall below the MIN mark.
(Brake-fluid reservoir horizontal)
If brake fluid level falls below the
approved level:
A low fluid level in the
brake reservoir can allow air
to penetrate the brake system.
This significantly reduces braking
efficiency.
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Maintenance
Check brake fluid level
regularly.
Read off coolant level on expansion tank 1. Direction of
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view: from front looking at outside of right-hand side panel.
Switch off ignition ( 41).
with engine spoiler OE
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Coolant, specified level
Between MIN and MAX marks
on the expansion tank (with
cold engine)
If coolant level drops below approved level:
Add coolant.
Topping up coolant
Remove fairing side panel
( 126).
Open cap 1 of expansion tank.
Add coolant up to specified
level.
Check coolant level ( 125).
Close cap of expansion tank.
Remove screws 1.
Detach retaining hook 2 and
remove engine spoiler 3.
Install right fairing side panel
( 127).
Fairings and Panels
Removing right fairing
side panel
The working steps described here for the right
fairing side panel also apply logically for the left side.
Remove screws 1.
with engine spoiler OE
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Installing right fairing side
panel
Install engine spoiler 1 while
making sure that retaining
hook 2 is fastened.
Install screws 3.
Remove screws 1 and take off
windshield 2.
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Removing lamp mask
Switch off ignition (
First insert fairing side panel 1
at front in driving direction,
then fasten in rear area of
grommets 2.
Install screws 3.
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Detach fairing side panel 2 on
right from grommets 3 while
making sure that rear area is
detached first, then remove in
driving direction.
41).
Remove screw 1.
Pull cover on left 2 to side and
detach from both holders 3.
Disconnect connector 4 for
turn indicators.
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Remove screw 1.
Pull cover on right 2 to side
and detach from both holders 3.
Remove cable tie arrow.
Disconnect connector 4 for
turn indicators.
Take off cover on right.
Remove screws 1 and lamp
mask 2.
Installing lamp mask
Position lamp mask 1 and fasten with screws 2.
Lay on cover on left 1 from
above.
Connect connector 2 for turn
indicators and install cable.
Fasten cover on left in holders 3.
Install screw 4.
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Checking clutch lever play
129
Install windshield 1 and
screws 2.
Windshield on bracket
for instrument cluster
4 lb/ft (5 Nm)
Clutch
Check clutch function
Pull back the clutch lever.
Pressure point must be clearly
perceptible.
If no clear pressure point can be
felt:
Have the clutch checked by an
authorized workshop, preferably
Operate clutch lever 1 until
resistance is felt.
Measure clutch play A between handlebar fitting and
clutch lever in this position.
Clutch lever play
0.02...0.04 in (0.5...1.0 mm)
(on the handlebar fitting, when
the engine is cold)
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Lay on cover on right 1 at top.
Connect connector 2 for turn
indicators and install cable.
Fasten cover on right in holders 3.
Install screw 4.
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
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If clutch pedal free play is outside
tolerance:
Adjusting clutch lever play
( 130).
Maintenance
Adjusting clutch lever
play
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Repeat these operations until
the clutch play is correctly adjusted.
Chain
Lubricating chain
Dirt, dust and insufficient
lubrication will considerably
shorten the service life of the
drive chain.
Clean and lubricate the drive
chain regularly.
After driving though water or
dust and dirt perform the lubrication at shorter intervals.
To increase clutch play: turn
the screw 1 into handlebar fitting.
To decrease clutch play: turn
the screw 1 out of handlebar
fitting.
Checking clutch lever play
( 129).
Lubricate drive chain at
regular intervals.
min 497 miles (min 800 km)
Switch off ignition and engage
Neutral.
Clean drive chain with suitable
cleaning agent, dry and apply
chain lubricant.
To extend and maximize
the chain's service life
BMW Motorrad recommends
using BMW Motorrad chain
lubricant or:
Lubricant
Chain spray
Wipe off excess lubricant.
Checking chain tension
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Turn the rear wheel until the
position with the lowest chain
sag is reached.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Tighten locknuts 3 on left and
right to the specified torque.
Locknut of drive-chain
tensioning screw
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Tighten nut 1 for quick-release
axle to specified torque.
Rear-wheel quick-release
axle in swinging arm
Using a screwdriver, push the
chain 1 in the middle between
the pinion and sprocket and
measure the difference A.
Chain sag
1.4...1.8 in (35...45 mm) (Motorcycle unloaded on side
stand)
If the measured value is outside
the approved tolerance:
Adjust chain tension ( 131).
Loosen nut 1 for quick-release
axle.
Loosen lock nuts 3 on left and
right.
Adjust chain tension with adjusting screws 2 on left and
right.
Checking chain tension
( 130).
Ensure that the figures 4 indicating the adjustment settings
are identical on left and right.
Thread-locking compound:
mechanical
74 lb/ft (100 Nm)
Checking chain wear
Engage 1st gear.
Rotate rear wheel toward front
of vehicle until the chain is tensioned.
Determine chain length below
the rear wheel swinging arm
with 10 rivets.
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Maintenance
Adjusting chain tension
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Wheels
132
For every size of tire,
BMW Motorrad has tested and
approved certain makes as
roadworthy. BMW Motorrad
cannot evaluate the suitability of
other tires, and can therefore
take no responsibility for their
driving safety.
BMW Motorrad recommends
only using the tires tested and
approved by BMW Motorrad.
Extensive information is
available at your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer or on
the Internet at "www.bmwmotorrad.com".
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Tire recommendation
Permissible chain length
max 5.7 in (max 144.30 mm)
(Measured over the center of
10 rivets, chain tensioned)
If the chain has reached the maximum approved length:
Contact an authorized service
facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Affect of wheel sizes on
chassis control systems
The wheel sizes play a major role
in the ABS and ASC/DTC handling control systems. Especially
the diameter and width of the
wheels are stored in the control
unit as the basis for all necessary calculations. A change in
these sizes due to conversion to
others than the wheels installed
as standard equipment can seriously affect the control comfort
of these systems.
Even the sensor wheels used for
detecting the wheel speeds have
to match the control systems
installed and are not interchangeable.
If you want to equip your motorcycle with different wheels,
please speak to a specialist service facility, and preferably a
BMW Motorrad retailer. In some
cases the data stored in the control units can be adapted to the
new wheel sizes.
Check wheel rims
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Checking tire tread depth
The handling of your motorcycle can already change
for the worse before the legally
prescribed minimum tread depth
is reached.
Have tires replaced even before the minimum tread depth
is reached.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Measure tire tread depth in
main tread grooves with wear
indicating marks.
Tread wear marks are
integrated into the main
grooves on every tire. If the tire
tread has worn down to the
level of the marks, the tire is
completely worn. The locations
of the marks are indicated on
the edge of the tire, e.g. by the
letters TI, TWI or by an arrow.
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When the minimum tread depth
is reached:
Replace tires concerned.
Removing front wheel
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Remove screw 1 and take
wheel speed sensor out of
bore.
Mask off areas of wheel rim
that could be scratched in the
process of removing the brake
calipers.
Maintenance
Subject wheel rims to visual
inspection for defects.
Have damaged rims checked
and, if necessary, replaced
by a specialist service facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
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stand, until front wheel can
rotate freely.
Mount front wheel stand
( 118).
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Once the calipers have
been removed, there is
a risk of the brake pads being
pressed together to the extent
that they cannot be slipped back
over the brake rotor on reassembly.
Do not operate the handbrake
lever when the brake calipers
have been removed.
Remove screws 1 of brake
calipers on left and right.
Push brake pads 1 slightly
apart by turning the brake
caliper 2 back and forth against
the brake rotor 3.
Carefully pull brake calipers
back and outward to remove
them from the brake rotors.
Raise motorcycle, preferably
with a BMW Motorrad rearwheel stand.
Mount rear-wheel stands
( 117).
Raise front of motorcycle, preferably using a
BMW Motorrad front wheel
The left axle clamping
screw fixes the threaded
bush in place in the front
suspension.
To ensure the proper alignment
of the threaded bush, do not
loosen or remove the left axle
clamping screw.
Unscrew right-hand axle clamping screws 1.
Installing front wheel
Malfunctions may occur
during control interventions
by ABS or ASC/DTC if a wheel
other than the standard wheel is
installed.
Please see the information on
the effect of wheel sizes on the
ABS and ASC/DTC chassis control systems at the beginning of
this chapter.
Threaded fasteners not
tightened to the specified
torque can work loose or their
threads can suffer damage.
Always have the tightening
torques checked by a specialized
workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
The front wheel must be
installed right way round to
rotate in the correct direction.
Observe the direction of rotation arrows on the tires or on the
rim.
Roll front wheel into front suspension.
Tighten right axle clamping
screws 2 to specified tightening torque.
Clamping screw in axle
adapter
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Remove front wheel stand and
rear-wheel stand.
Slide the brake calipers onto
the brake rotors.
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Maintenance
Remove quick-release axle 2
while supporting wheel.
Roll front wheel forward to remove.
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Lift front wheel and install
quick-release axle 1 with
torque.
Quick-release axle in
threaded bush
37 lb/ft (50 Nm)
Lay on brake caliper 1 on left
and position cable guide 2.
Install screws 3 with specified
torque.
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28 lb/ft (38 Nm)
Fasten cable for wheel speed
sensor in bracket arrow.
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Removing rear wheel
Radial brake calipers on
the axle adapter
Lay on brake caliper 1 on right
and install screws 2 with specified torque.
Raise motorcycle, preferably
with a BMW Motorrad rearwheel stand.
Mount rear-wheel stands
( 117).
Support the rear wheel, e.g.,
with a wooden block, so that
it cannot fall down after the
quick-release axle is removed.
Radial brake calipers on
the axle adapter
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Insert wheel speed sensor in
bore and fasten with screw 1.
28 lb/ft (38 Nm)
Remove adhesive tape from
wheel rim.
Press handbrake lever firmly
several times until resistance
point is felt.
Press brake caliper 1 against
brake disk 2
Brake pistons are pressed
back.
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Remove axle nut 1 with
washer.
Loosen lock nuts 2 on left and
right.
Loosen adjusting screws 3 on
left and right.
Remove adjusting plate 4 and
slide axle as far as possible toward inside.
Remove quick-release axle 1
and take out adjusting plate 2.
Remove screw 1 and detach
brake line from bracket 2.
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Roll rear wheel as far forward
as possible and remove
chain 1 from chain sprocket.
Make sure that the wheel
speed sensor 1 is not
damaged when rolling out the
rear wheel.
other than the standard wheel is
installed.
Please see the information on
the effect of wheel sizes on the
ABS and ASC/DTC chassis control systems at the beginning of
this chapter.
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Roll rear wheel toward rear
out of swing arm while pulling
brake caliper carrier 1 toward
rear until rear-wheel rim can be
guided past it.
The chain sprocket and
the spacer sleeves on the
left and right are loosely inserted
in the wheel. When removing,
make sure that these parts are
not damaged or lost.
Installing rear wheel
Malfunctions may occur
during control interventions
by ABS or ASC/DTC if a wheel
Threaded fasteners not
tightened to the specified
torque can work loose or their
threads can suffer damage.
Always have the tightening
torques checked by a specialized
workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Mount brake caliper carrier 1 in
guide 2.
Roll rear wheel on support into
swing arm until brake-caliper
support can be installed.
Make sure that the wheel
speed sensor 1 is not
damaged when rolling the rear
wheel into place.
Roll rear wheel further into
swing arm while simultaneously
pushing brake caliper carrier 1
toward the front.
Roll rear wheel as far forward
as possible and lay chain 1 on
sprocket.
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Maintenance
Raise the rear wheel and install the quick-release axle 3
through the shim in the brakecaliper support and the rear
wheel.
Ensure that the quick-release
axle seats securely against the
travel stop on the adjustment
plate.
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Mount adjusting plate on left 1.
Install axle nut 2 with washer,
however do not tighten yet.
Insert shim on right 1 in swinging arm so that stop 2 is pointing toward front.
Remove right cover (
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Fasten brake line in holder 2
and install screw 1.
Adjust chain tension (
131).
Bulbs
Disconnect plug connection 1.
Remove screws 1 and tilt
headlight on right somewhat to
side.
Replacing bulbs for lowbeam headlight
The alignment of the connector may differ from the
illustration depending on the bulb
to be replaced.
Switch off ignition (
41).
Remove cover 1.
Release wire spring 1 from
catch on left and right and fold
up.
Remove bulb 2 from the
socket.
Replace defective bulb.
Bulbs for low-beam
headlight
Install the cover.
Install right cover (
129).
Replacing bulb for highbeam headlight
Switch off ignition (
Remove left cover (
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Disconnect connector 1 for
high-beam headlight.
Turn on base 2 counterclockwise and remove from carrier
for high-beam headlight.
Replace defective bulb.
Connect connector 1.
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41).
127).
Install bulb 1. Start by inserting
the lug 2 then press the bulb
into the socket.
Insert wire spring 3 into the
retainer on left and right.
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
To protect the glass against
soiling, only grasp the bulb by
the base.
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Maintenance
Bulbs featuring specification ratings for higher
levels of illumination are commercially available as special accessories. These bulbs have a
shorter service life than conventional bulbs and also generate
more heat. Under some circumstances the high levels of heat
radiation can damage the headlight assembly.
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Bulbs featuring specification ratings for higher
levels of illumination are commercially available as special accessories. These bulbs have a
shorter service life than conventional bulbs and also generate
more heat. Under some circumstances the high levels of heat
radiation can damage the headlight assembly.
Bulb for high-beam
headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
To protect the glass against
soiling, only grasp the bulb by
the base.
To fasten bulb 1 for high-beam
headlight, insert bulb in carrier
and turn clockwise.
Connect connector 2 for highbeam headlight.
Install left cover ( 128).
Replacing bulb for lefthand parking light
Switch off ignition ( 41).
Removing lamp mask ( 127).
Detach connector from
holder arrow (with a
screwdriver if necessary) and
disconnect from connector 1.
Turn socket 2 counter clockwise and pull out of carrier.
Replacing right parking
light bulb
Remove bulb 1 from the
socket.
Insert bulb 1 in bulb socket.
Replace defective bulb.
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Bulb for parking light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
To prevent contaminants from
being deposited on the glass
surface, always use a clean, dry
cloth to hold the bulb.
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Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Switch off ignition.
Remove right cover ( 128).
Remove cover panel 1.
Mount socket 1 in carrier and
turn clockwise.
Mount connector in holder arrow and connect to plug 2.
Installing lamp mask (
128).
Replace defective bulb.
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Maintenance
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Push locking device to side
(using a screwdriver if necessary) and pull socket 1 out of
headlight housing.
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
To prevent contaminants from
being deposited on the glass
surface, always use a clean, dry
cloth to hold the bulb.
Insert socket 1 in headlight
housing until locking device
engages.
Insert bulb 1 in bulb socket.
Remove bulb 1 from the
socket.
Install cover panel 1.
Install right cover ( 129).
Switch off ignition (
Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, rear
41).
with LED turn indicators OE
Remove bulb 1 from
light housing by turning it
counterclockwise.
Remove screw 1.
LED
To prevent contaminants from
being deposited on the glass
surface, always use a clean, dry
cloth to hold the bulb.
Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, front
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
with LED turn indicators OE
Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, rear
Pull glass on screw connection
side out of light housing.
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
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Replace defective bulb.
LED
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Replacing bulb for front
and rear turn indicator
Install bulb 1 by turning clockwise in light housing.
Replacing bulbs for
license plate light
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Switch off ignition (
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41).
Replace defective bulb.
Bulb for license-plate
light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
To prevent contaminants from
being deposited on the glass
surface, always use a clean, dry
cloth to hold the bulb.
Insert inside end of lens into
light housing and close.
Pull license-plate light 1 out of
light housing.
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Press bulb into socket.
Install screw 1.
Remove bulb from socket.
If more LEDs in the tail light have
failed than are specified below,
the tail light must be replaced. In
this case:
Contact an authorized service
facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
with LED turn indicators OE
LED turn indicators can be
completely replaced only.
Please contact a specialist
service facility for this purpose,
preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
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Fuses
Removing fuse
If defective fuses are
bridged, this results in a
danger of short-circuit and thus a
danger of fire.
Replace defective fuses with new
fuses.
Switch off ignition.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
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Maximum number of defective LEDs in taillight
Press license-plate lamp 1 into
light housing.
Replacing LED turn
indicator
Removing passenger seat
( 60).
Press together locking lever
and remove cover of fuse
box 1.
To replace main fuse, remove
cover 2 from relay box.
Pull defective fuse upward out
of fuse box.
If the fuses blow frequently,
have the electrical system
checked by an authorized specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Maintenance
Diode tail light
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Maintenance
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Replace defective fuse with
fuse with required amperage.
An overview of the fuse assignment and the required
amperages is provided in the
chapter "Technical Data". The
numbers in the graphic match
the fuse numbers.
Close fuse cover.
Locking device audibly engages.
Install the passenger seat
( 60).
Jump-starting
The wires leading to the
power socket do not have
a load-capacity rating adequate
for jump-starting the engine. Excessively high current can lead
to a cable fire or damage to the
vehicle electronics.
Do not use the socket to
jump-start the engine of the
motorcycle.
Touching live parts of the
ignition system with the
engine running can cause electric
shock.
Do not touch parts of the ignition system when the engine is
running.
A short-circuit can result
if the crocodile clips of
the jump leads are accidentally
brought into contact with the
motorcycle.
Use only jump leads fitted with
fully insulated crocodile clips at
both ends.
Jump-starting with a donorbattery voltage higher than
12 V can damage the motorcycle
electronics.
The battery of the donor vehicle
must have a voltage of 12 V.
When jump-starting the engine,
do not disconnect the battery
from the onboard electrical system.
Removing rider`s seat ( 61).
Allow the engine on the support vehicle to run while jumpstarting.
Begin by clamping one end of
the red jumper cable to the
positive terminal of the discharged battery and clamping
the other end to the positive
terminal of the donor battery.
Then clamp one end of the
black jumper cable to the
donor battery's negative
Battery
Maintenance instructions
Correct upkeep, recharging and
storage will prolong the life of
the battery and are essential for
recognition of warranty claims.
Compliance with the points below is important in order to maximize battery life:
Keep the surface of the battery
clean and dry
Do not open the battery
Do not top up with water
Be sure to read and comply
with the instructions for charging the battery on the following
pages
Do not turn the battery upside
down.
BMW Motorrad has developed a trickle-charger specially designed for compatibility
with the electronics of your motorcycle. Using this charger, you
can keep the battery charged
during long periods when the
motorcycle is not being used
without having to disconnect the
battery from the motorcycle's
onboard systems. Additional information is available at your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
If the battery is not disconnected, the onboard electronics (clock etc.) will drain the
battery. This can cause the battery to run flat. If this happens,
warranty claims will not be accepted.
During driving breaks of more
than 4 weeks, a trickle-charger
should be connected to the
battery.
Disconnecting battery
from motorcycle
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Switch off ignition.
Removing rider`s seat ( 61).
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terminal while connecting
the other end to discharged
battery's negative terminal.
Start engine of the vehicle with
discharged battery in usual
way; if engine does not start,
wait a few minutes before repeating attempt in order to protect starter motor and donor
battery.
Allow both engines to idle for a
few minutes before disconnecting jumper cables.
Disconnect jump lead from
negative terminals first, then
disconnect second lead from
positive terminals.
Installing driver`s seat ( 61).
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Connecting battery to
vehicle
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An incorrect disconnection
sequence increase the risk
of short-circuiting.
Always observe the proper
sequence.
Remove negative battery cable 2. Also remove washer
between battery and negative
battery cable.
Remove positive battery cable 1.
First install positive battery cable 1.
Lay on washer between battery and negative battery cable.
Then install negative battery
cable 2.
Installing driver`s seat ( 61).
Charging battery
Disconnect battery from motorcycle ( 149).
Charge battery using a suitable
charger.
Comply with operating instructions of charger.
Once battery is fully charged,
disconnect charger's terminal
clips from battery terminals.
In the case of longer periods when the motorcycle is
not being used, the battery must
be recharged regularly. See the
instructions for caring for your
battery. Always fully recharge
the battery before returning it to
use.
Connect battery to vehicle
( 150).
Removing battery
Disconnect battery from motorcycle ( 149).
Lift battery upwards; if it is difficult to move, moving it back
and forth will help.
If the motorcycle was disconnected from the battery for a longer time, the current
date must be entered in the instrument cluster to ensure the
proper operation of the service
display.
Consult a certified service facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer, for setting of the date.
Place battery in battery compartment, positive terminal on
right in direction of travel.
Place battery in battery compartment with negative terminal
on left in driving direction.
Connect battery to vehicle
( 150).
Setting the clock (
44).
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Installing battery
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Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Washing your vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
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Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Protective wax coating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Storing motorcycle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Returning motorcycle to use . . . . . . . 156
Care
Cleaning sensitive vehicle parts . . . . 154
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Care products
Washing your vehicle
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use cleaning and
care products available at your
authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer. BMW CareProducts
have been materials tested,
laboratory tested, and field tested
and provide optimum care and
protection for the materials used
in your vehicle.
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use BMW Insect Remover to soften and wash off
insects and stubborn dirt from
painted parts before washing the
vehicle.
To prevent stains, do not wash
the vehicle immediately after it
has been exposed to bright sunlight and do not wash it in the
sun.
Make sure that the vehicle is
washed frequently, especially
during the winter months.
To remove road salt, clean the
motorcycle with cold water immediately after completion of every trip.
The use of unsuitable
cleaning and care products
can damage motorcycle
components.
For cleaning, do not use any solvents such as nitro-thinners, cold
cleaning agents, fuel or similar,
and do not use cleaning agents
that contain alcohol.
After washing the motorcycle, after driving through
water or in the rain, braking can
be delayed owing to damp brake
rotors and brake pads.
Brake early until the brake rotors
and brake pads are dry.
Warm water intensifies the
effect of salt.
Only use cold water to remove
road salt.
The high water pressure
from high-pressure cleaners (steam blasters) can result in
damage to seals, the hydraulic
brake system, the electrics and
the seat.
Do not use a steam jet or highpressure cleaning equipment.
Cleaning sensitive
vehicle parts
Plastics
If plastic parts are cleaned
using unsuitable cleaning
agents, the surfaces can be damaged.
Do not use cleaning agents that
When used as intended,
sooner or later irreversible
soiling of the seat covers will
occur. In particular, this can
be caused by non-colorfast
clothing.
Fairings and Panels
Clean fairings and panels with
water and BMW plastic cleaner.
Windshields and lenses are
manufactured of plastic
Clean off dirt and insects with a
soft sponge and plenty of water.
Soften stubborn dirt and
dead insects by covering
the affected areas with a wet
cloth.
Chrome
Especially in the case of road
salt, carefully clean chrome parts
with plenty of water and BMW
auto shampoo. Use chrome polish for additional treatment.
Radiator
Clean the radiator regularly to
prevent overheating of the engine due to inadequate cooling.
For example, use a garden hose
with low water pressure.
Cooling fins can be bent
easily.
When cleaning the radiator, ensure that the fins are not bent.
Rubber
Treat rubber components with
water or BMW rubber protection
coating agent.
Using silicone sprays for
the care of rubber seals can
cause damage.
Do not use silicone sprays or
care products that contain
silicone.
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Paint care
Washing the vehicle regularly will
help counteract the long-term effects of substances that damage
the paint, especially if your vehicle is ridden in areas with high
air pollution or natural sources of
dirt, e.g. tree resin or pollen.
At the same time, you should
remove particularly aggressive
materials immediately; otherwise
changes in the paint and discoloration can occur. These include
spilled fuel, oil, grease and brake
fluid as well as bird droppings.
BMW Car Polish and BMW Paint
Cleaner are recommended for
this procedure.
Contamination on the paint finish
is particularly easy to see after
the vehicle has been washed.
Remove this type of soiling with
Care
contain alcohol, solvents or abrasives to clean plastic parts.
'Insect sponges' or sponges with
hard surfaces can also lead to
scratches.
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cleaning naphtha or spirit on a
clean cloth or cotton ball. BMW
Motorrad recommends removing tar spots with BMW Tar Remover. Then add a protective
wax coating to the paint at these
locations.
Protective wax coating
To preserve the finish of your
vehicle, BMW Motorrad recommends using BMW Car Wax or
agents that contain carnauba or
synthetic waxes.
When water fails to form beads
on the paint surface this indicates
it is time to apply wax.
Storing motorcycle
Clean motorcycle.
Remove battery.
Spray brake and clutch lever,
and main and side stand pivots
with a suitable lubricant.
Coat bare metal and chromeplated parts with an acid-free
grease (e.g., Vaseline).
Park motorcycle in a dry room,
raising it to remove weight
from both wheels.
Before putting the motorcycle into storage, have
the engine oil and the oil filter
element changed by a specialist workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Combine work for storing/returning to use with maintenance service or an inspection.
Returning motorcycle
to use
Remove the protective wax
coating.
Clean the motorcycle.
Install a charged battery.
Observe checklist before starting.
Technical data
Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Performance data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
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Fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Suspension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Electrical system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Technical data
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
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Troubleshooting chart
Engine does not start at all or is very difficult to start.
Possible cause
Remedy
Side stand extended and gear engaged
Retract side stand.
Gear engaged and clutch not disengaged
Place transmission in neutral or disengage clutch.
No fuel in tank
Refueling procedure (
Battery drained
Charge battery.
100).
Threaded fasteners
Value
Valid
159
Quick-release axle in threaded
bush
M24 x 1.5
37 lb/ft (50 Nm)
Clamping screw in axle adapter
M8 x 35
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Radial brake calipers on the axle
adapter
M10 x 65
28 lb/ft (38 Nm)
Rear wheel
Value
Locknut of drive-chain tensioning screw
M8
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Rear-wheel quick-release axle in
swinging arm
M24 x 1.5
mechanical
11
74 lb/ft (100 Nm)
Valid
Technical data
Front wheel
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Rear wheel
Value
Valid
Adapter on rear wheel swinging
arm
M8 x 30
15 lb/ft (20 Nm)
Technical data
Spring strut on main frame
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M10 x 65
41 lb/ft (56 Nm)
Mirrors
Value
Locknut (mirror) on clamping
piece
M14 x 1
Multi-Wax Spray
15 lb/ft (20 Nm)
Valid
Engine design
Transverse-mounted four-cylinder, four-stroke
inline engine, angled 32° toward front. With four
valves per cylinder, actuated by two overhead
camshafts and trailing valve levers; liquid cooled,
electronic fuel injection, integrated six-speed
transmission, wet-sump lubrication.
Displacement
999 cc (999 cm3)
Cylinder bore
3.1 in (80 mm)
Piston stroke
2 in (49.7 mm)
Compression ratio
12:1
Rated output
160 hp (118 kW), at engine speed: 11000 min-1
Torque
83 lb/ft (112 Nm), at engine speed: 9250 min-1
Maximum engine speed
max 12000 min-1
Idle speed
1250 min-1, engine at operating temperature
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Fuel
Recommended fuel quality
Super unleaded (max. 10 % ethanol, E10)
89 AKI (95 ROZ/RON)
89 AKI
Usable fuel quantity
Approx. 4.6 gal (Approx. 17.5 l)
Reserve fuel quantity
Approx. 1.1 gal (Approx. 4 l)
BMW recommends BP fuel
Engine oil
Engine oil, capacity
Approx. 3.7 quarts (Approx. 3.5 l), with filter replacement
Viscosity class
Product recommended by BMW Motorrad: Castrol Power 1 Racing
SAE 5W-40, API SL / JASO MA2
Engine oil, quantity for topping up
max 0.8 quarts (max 0.8 l), difference between
MIN and MAX
BMW recommends
Clutch
Clutch design
Multi-disk oil-bath clutch, slipper clutch
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Transmission design
Claw-shifted 6-speed transmission integrated in
engine housing
Transmission gear ratios
1.652
2.647
2.091
1.727
1.500
1.360
1.261
(76:46
(45:17
(46:22
(38:22
(36:24
(34:25
(29:23
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
Primary gear ratio
1st gear
2nd gear
3rd gear
4th gear
5th gear
6th gear
Technical data
Transmission
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Rear-wheel drive
Type of final drive
Chain drive
Type of rear suspension
Two-arm aluminum swinging arm
Number of teeth of rear-wheel drive (Pinion/
sprocket)
17/45
Secondary gear ratio
2.647
Suspension
Front wheel
Type of front suspension
Upside-down telescopic forks
Spring travel, front
4.7 in (120 mm), on wheel
Rear wheel
Type of rear suspension
Two-arm aluminum swinging arm
Type of final drive
Chain drive
Spring travel, rear
4.7 in (120 mm), on wheel
Type of front brake
Hydraulically operated double disc brakes with 4piston radial monobloc calipers and floating brake
discs
Brake-pad material, front
Sintered metal
Type of rear brake
Hydraulically operated disc brake with 1-piston
floating caliper and fixed brake disc
Brake-pad material, rear
Organic
Wheels and tires
Recommended tire combinations
You can obtain an overview of the current tire
approvals from your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer or on the Internet at www.bmwmotorrad.com.
Front wheel
Front wheel design
Aluminum cast wheel
Front-wheel rim size
3.50" x 17"
Front tire designation
120/70 ZR 17
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Technical data
Brakes
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Rear wheel
Rear wheel design
Aluminum cast wheel
Rear-wheel rim size
6.0" x 17"
Rear tire designation
190/55 ZR 17
Technical data
Tire inflation pressure
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Tire pressure, front
36.3 psi (2.5 bar), with tire cold
Tire pressure, rear
42.1 psi (2.9 bar), with tire cold
Electrical system
Fuses
Fuse 1
10 A, instrument cluster
Fuse 2
4 A, cutoff relay, diagnosis plug, anti-theft alarm
system
Fuse 3
Not in use
Fuse 4
7.5 A, low-beam headlight, load relief relay
Fuse 5
7.5 A, high-beam headlight
7.5 A, optional accessory connector, number-plate
light
Fuse 7
4 A, ignition switch
Fuse 8
4 A, rotation rate sensor, multifunction switch, left
Main fuse
40 A
Battery
Battery design
AGM (Absorptive Glass Mat) battery.
Battery voltage
12 V
Battery capacity
9 Ah
Spark plugs
Spark plugs, manufacturer and designation
NGK LMAR9D-J
Electrode gap of spark plug
0.03 in (0.8 mm)
Bulbs
Bulb for high-beam headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulbs for low-beam headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulb for parking light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Bulb for taillight/brake light
LED
Maximum number of defective LEDs in taillight
1
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
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with LED turn indicators OE
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear
with LED turn indicators OE
Technical data
Bulb for license-plate light
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LED
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
LED
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Frame
Frame design
Aluminum composite bridge frame, load-sharing
engine
Location of type plate
Right steering head
Location of the vehicle identification number
Right steering head
Dimensions
Motorcycle length
81.1 in (2060 mm)
Motorcycle height
48.4 in (1230 mm), across windshield at DIN unladen weight
Motorcycle width
33.3 in (845 mm), across mirrors
Rider's seat height
32.1 in (815 mm), without driver
Rider's inside-leg arc, heel to heel
71.1 in (1805 mm), without driver
Unladen weight
456 lbs (207 kg), DIN unladen weight, ready for
road, 90 % full tank of gas, without OE
Permissible gross weight
897 lbs (407 kg)
Maximum payload
441 lbs (200 kg)
Performance data
Top speed
>124 mph (>200 km/h)
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Service
Reporting safety defects . . . . . . . . . . . 172
BMW Motorrad Service . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
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Maintenance procedures . . . . . . . . . . 173
Confirmation of maintenance
work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Confirmation of service . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Service
BMW Motorrad Mobility
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
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Reporting safety defects
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause
injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying BMW of North America, LLC.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a
safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign.
However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your
retailer, or BMW of North America, LLC.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-3274236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain
other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
With its worldwide dealer network, BMW Motorrad can attend
to you and your motorcycle in
over 100 countries around the
globe. BMW Motorrad retailers
have the technical information
and expertise needed to conduct
reliable service and repairs covering every aspect of your BMW.
You will find the nearest authorized BMW Motorrad retailer to
you at our website:
www.bmw-motorrad.com
If this maintenance and repair work is performed inexpertly, there is a danger of damage and associated safety risks.
BMW Motorrad recommends
having corresponding work on
your motorcycle carried out by a
specialized workshop, preferably
by an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
To ensure that your BMW consistently remains in optimal condition BMW Motorrad urges you
to observe the recommended
service intervals.
Have all maintenance and repair
work confirmed in the "Service"
chapter in this manual. For generous treatment of claims submitted after the warranty period
has expired (goodwill), evidence
of regular maintenance is essential.
You can obtain information on
the contents of the BMW Services from your BMW Motorrad
retailer.
BMW Motorrad Mobility
Services
The BMW Motorrad Mobility Services furnish you and your new
BMW motorcycle with extra security by offering a wide array of
assistance services in the event
of a breakdown (BMW Roadside
Assistance, breakdown assistance, vehicle recovery and retrieval, etc.).
Contact your authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer for additional
information on available mobilitymaintenance services.
Maintenance
procedures
BMW Pre-Delivery Check
The BMW pre-delivery check is
carried out by your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer before it
turns over the vehicle to you.
BMW Running-in Check
Carrying out the first
running-in check
435...746 miles
(700...1200 km)
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BMW Service
BMW Service is carried out once
a year. The scope of the services performed may be dependent on the vehicle owner
and the mileage driven. Your
BMW Motorrad retailer confirms
that the service has been performed and enters the date for
the next service.
For riders who drive long distances annually, it may be necessary to come in for service before
the entered date. In this case a
corresponding maximum odometer reading will also be entered in
the confirmation of service. If this
odometer reading is reached before the next service date, service
must be performed sooner.
The service display in the multifunction display reminds you of
the next service date approx. one
month or a defined distance before the entered values.
Mileage for upcoming
service date
621 miles (1000 km)
The specified service intervals
apply to street operation. For
racing operation, adjust the intervals in accordance with loading.
BMW Pre-Delivery
Check
BMW Running-in
Check
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
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Confirmation of maintenance work
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BMW Service
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
12
177
Service
BMW Service
z
12
Service
178
z
BMW Service
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
12
179
Service
BMW Service
z
12
180
Confirmation of service
The table is intended as proof of maintenance and repair work, the installed optional accessories and any
special campaign (recall) work carried out.
Service
Work carried out
z
Odometer
reading
Date
Odometer
reading
Date
12
181
Service
Work carried out
z
13
Index
182
z
A
Abbreviations and symbols, 6
ABS
Control, 17
Operating, 50
Self-diagnosis, 93
Technology in detail, 106
Warning lamps, 31
Accessories
General instructions, 114
Anti-theft alarm system
Operating, 46
ASC
Control, 17
Operating, 51
Self-diagnosis, 94
Technology in detail, 108
Average values
Resetting, 44
B
Battery
Charging, 150
Connect to vehicle, 150
Disconnect from vehicle, 149
Installing, 151
Maintenance instructions, 149
Position on vehicle, 16
Removing, 150
Technical data, 167
Brake fluid
Check fluid level at rear, 124
Check front fluid level, 123
Front reservoir, 15
Rear reservoir, 15
Brake lever, 58
Brake pads
Breaking in, 96
Check front, 121
Check rear, 122
Brakes
Adjusting handlebar lever, 58
Checking operation, 121
Safety instructions, 98
Technical data, 165
Breaking in, 95
Bulbs
Replace high-beam
headlight, 141
Replace left-hand parking
light, 142
Replace license plate light, 146
Replace low-beam
headlight, 140
Replace parking light bulb, 143
Replace tail light, 147
Replace turn indicator, 145
Technical data, 167
Warning for bulb failure, 30
C
Chain
Adjust tension, 131
Check tension, 130
Check wear, 131
Lubricating, 130
Checklist, 91
Clutch
Adjust play, 130
Check play, 129
Checking operation, 129
Technical data, 163
Confirmation of maintenance
work, 175
D
Damping
Adjusting, 79
Front adjustment element, 11,
13
Rear adjuster, 11, 13, 15
DDC
Control, 17
Dimensions
Technical data, 168
DTC
Control, 17
Operating, 52
Self-diagnosis, 94
Technology in detail, 110
Warning lamps, 32, 33
DWA
Indicator lamp, 19
Warning lamps, 34
E
Electrical system
Technical data, 166
Emergency on/off switch (kill
switch)
Operating, 50
Position on vehicle, 18
Engine
Starting, 91
Technical data, 161
Warning lamp for electronic
engine management, 29
Engine oil
Check fill level, 119
Fill location, 15
Fluid level indicator, 11, 13
Technical data, 162
Topping up, 120
Equipment, 7
F
Fairing
Installing, 128
Removing, 127
Fall sensor
Warning lamps, 31
Frame
Technical data, 168
Front wheel stand
Mounting, 118
Fuel
Refueling, 100
Technical data, 162
Fuel reserve
Cruising range, 36
Warning indicator, 35
Fuses
Position on vehicle, 16
Replacing, 147
Technical data, 166
H
Hazard warning flashers
Control, 17
Operating, 49
13
183
Index
Coolant
Check fill level, 125
Fluid level indicator, 15
Overheating warning
indicator, 29
Topping up, 126
Cruise control
Control, 17
Operating, 55
z
13
Index
184
z
Headlight
Adjusting for RHD/LHD
traffic, 48
Headlamp range, 48
Heated handlebar grips
Control, 18
Operating, 59
Helmet holder
Position on vehicle, 16
Securing helmet, 61
Horn, 17
I
Ignition
Switching off, 41
Switching on, 40
Immobilizer, 41
Warning indicator, 29
Indicator lights, 19
Overview, 22
Instrument cluster
Ambient light sensor, 19
Overview, 19
J
Jump-starting, 148
K
Keys, 40
L
License-plate carrier
Removing/installing, 84
Lights
Control, 17
Low-beam headlight, 48
Operating headlight flasher, 48
Operating high-beam
headlight, 48
Operating parking light, 48
Parking lamps, 48
Luggage
Loading information, 90, 114
Luggage loops
Position on vehicle, 16
Use, 62
M
Maintenance
General instructions, 116
Maintenance intervals, 173
Mirrors
Adjusting, 60
Removing/installing, 83
Mobility Services, 173
Motorcycle
Care, 153
Cleaning, 153
Lashing down with straps, 101
Parking, 99
Returning to use, 156
Storage, 156
Multifunction display, 19
Control, 17
LAPTIMER Operating, 64
Operating RACE INFO, 68
Overview, 23
Select display mode, 42
SETUP MENU Operating, 73
Multifunction switch
General view, left, 17
General view, right, 18
N
Notice concerning current
status, 7
P
Pre-Ride-Check, 92
R
Rear-wheel drive
Technical data, 164
Rear-wheel stand
Mounting, 117
Refueling, 100
Rider's Manual (US Model)
Position on vehicle, 16
Riding mode
Adjusting, 53
Driving mode control, 18
Technology in detail, 103
S
Safety instructions
On braking, 98
On riding, 90
Seats
Installing, 60
Locking mechanism, 11, 13
Removing, 60
Service, 173
Reporting safety defects, 172
Shifting gears
Gearshift assistant, 97
Shiftpoint lamp, 19, 96
Spark plugs, 167
Speedometer, 23
Spring preload
Adjusting, 76
Front adjustment element, 11,
13
Rear adjuster, 11, 13
Starting, 91
Control, 18
Steering damper
Position on vehicle, 15
Steering lock
Locking, 40
Storing, 156
Suspension
Technical data, 164
Switching off, 99
T
Tachometer, 19
13
185
Index
O
Onboard computer
Control, 17
Onboard tool kit
Contents, 116
Position on vehicle, 16
Overview of warning
indicators, 25
Overviews
Instrument cluster, 19
Left side of vehicle, 11, 13
Left-hand multifunction
switch, 17
Multifunction display, 23
Right side of vehicle, 15
Right-hand multifunction
switch, 18
Underneath seat, 16
Warning and indicator
lamps, 22
z
13
Index
186
z
Technical data
Battery, 167
Brakes, 165
Bulbs, 167
Clutch, 163
Dimensions, 168
Electrical system, 166
Engine, 161
Engine oil, 162
Frame, 168
Fuel, 162
Fuses, 166
Rear-wheel drive, 164
Spark plugs, 167
Standards, 7
Suspension, 164
Transmission, 163
Weights, 169
Wheels and tires, 165
Tires
Breaking in, 96
Checking tire inflation
pressures, 58
Checking tire tread depth, 132
Inflation pressure table, 11, 13
Inflation pressures, 166
Recommendation, 132
Technical data, 165
Torques, 159
Transmission
Technical data, 163
Troubleshooting chart, 158
Turn indicators
Control, 17
Operating, 49
Removing/installing, 86
Type plate
Position on vehicle, 15
V
Vehicle identification number
Position on vehicle, 15
W
Warning lamps, 19
ABS, 31
Anti-theft alarm system, 34
ASC, 32
Bulb defective, 30
Display, 24
DTC, 33
Electronic engine
management, 29
Fall sensor, 31
Fuel reserve, 35
Immobilizer, 29
Overheating, 29
Overview, 22
Weights
Payload table, 11, 13
Technical data, 169
Wheels
Check wheel rims, 132
Install front wheel, 135
Install rear wheel, 138
Remove front wheel, 133
Remove rear wheel, 136
Size change, 132
Technical data, 165
The descriptions and illustrations
in this manual may vary from
your own motorcycle's actual
equipment, depending upon its
equipment level and accessories
as well as your specific national
version. No claims stemming
from these differences can be
recognized.
Dimensions, weights, fuel consumption and performance data
are quoted to the customary tolerances.
The right to modify designs,
equipment and accessories is
reserved.
Errors and omissions excepted.
© 2013 Bayerische Motoren
Werke Aktiengesellschaft
80788 Munich, Germany
Reprints and duplication of this
work, in whole or part, are prohibited without the express written approval of BMW Motorrad,
Aftersales.
Original Rider's Manual, printed in
Germany.
Important data for refueling:
Fuel
Recommended fuel quality
Super unleaded (max. 10 % ethanol, E10)
89 AKI (95 ROZ/RON)
89 AKI
Usable fuel quantity
Approx. 4.6 gal (Approx. 17.5 l)
Reserve fuel quantity
Approx. 1.1 gal (Approx. 4 l)
Tire inflation pressure
Tire pressure, front
36.3 psi (2.5 bar), with tire cold
Tire pressure, rear
42.1 psi (2.9 bar), with tire cold
BMW recommends
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