Rider's Manual F 800 ST BMW Motorrad The Ultimate

Rider's Manual F 800 ST BMW Motorrad The Ultimate
Rider's Manual
F 800 ST
BMW Motorrad
The Ultimate
Riding Machine
Motorcycle data/dealership details
Motorcycle data
Dealership details
Model
Person to contact in Service department
Vehicle identification number
Ms/Mr
Colour code
Phone number
Date of first registration
Registration number
Dealership address/phone number (company stamp)
Welcome to BMW
We congratulate you on your
choice of a motorcycle from
BMW and welcome you to the
community of BMW riders.
Familiarise yourself with your new
motorcycle so that you can ride it
safely and confidently in all traffic
situations.
Please read this Rider's Manual
carefully before starting to use
your new BMW motorcycle. It
contains important information on
how to operate the controls and
how to make the best possible
use of all your BMW's technical
features.
In addition, it contains information
on maintenance and care to help
you maintain your motorcycle's
reliability and safety, as well as its
value.
If you have questions concerning
your motorcycle, your authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer will gladly
provide advice and assistance.
We hope that you will enjoy riding your BMW and that all your
journeys will be pleasant and
safe.
BMW Motorrad.
Table of Contents
You can also consult the index at
the end of this Rider's Manual if
you want to find a particular topic
or item of information.
1 General instructions . . . . 5
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and
symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2 General views . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
General view, left side . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . 13
Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . 14
Underneath the batterycompartment cover . . . . . . . . . 15
Handlebar fitting, left . . . . . . . . 16
Handlebar fitting, right . . . . . . . 17
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
3 Status indicators . . . . . . .
Standard status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Status indicators with onboard computer . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Status indicators with
tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standard warnings . . . . . . . . . .
Warnings issued by the onboard computer . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ABS status indicators . . . . . . .
RDC status indicators . . . . . . .
Anti-theft alarm warnings . . . .
21
4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition switch and steering
lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic immobiliser
EWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Odometer and
tripmeters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
On-board computer . . . . . . . . .
39
22
23
24
24
29
29
32
37
40
41
42
42
43
Tyre pressure monitoring
RDC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard warning flashers . . . . .
Emergency off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grip heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
52
52
53
53
54
54
55
56
57
58
58
5 Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . .
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking your motorcycle . . . .
61
62
64
64
67
68
69
49
49
50
51
Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Securing motorcycle for
transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
6 Engineering details . . . . . 75
Brake system with BMW
Motorrad ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Tyre pressure monitoring
RDC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
7 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General instructions . . . . . . . . .
Power socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Topcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
81
82
82
83
84
87
8 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
General instructions . . . . . . . . . 92
Toolkit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Brake system, general . . . . . . . 94
Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . .
Rear-wheel stand . . . . . . . . .
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
102
109
110
111
117
118
9 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washing motorcycle. . . . . . .
Cleaning easily damaged
components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protective wax coating . . . .
Laying up the
motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring motorcycle to
use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
123
124
124
10 Technical data . . . . . .
Troubleshooting chart . . . . .
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . .
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
127
128
129
130
131
131
132
132
124
125
126
126
126
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . .
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . .
Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding specifications . . . . . .
133
133
134
134
135
136
137
137
138
11 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad service . . . .
BMW Motorrad service
quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad mobility
services - roadside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad service
network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance work . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of service . . . .
139
140
140
140
141
141
142
147
General instructions
General instructions
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . 6
1
5
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
General instructions
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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1
General instructions
6
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Overview
Chapter 2 of this Rider's Manual will provide you with an initial
overview of your motorcycle. All
maintenance and repair work on
the motorcycle is documented in
Chapter 11. This record of the
maintenance work you have had
performed on your motorcycle is
a precondition for generous treatment of goodwill claims.
When the time comes to sell
your BMW, please remember
to hand over this Rider's Manual; it is an important part of the
motorcycle.
Abbreviations and
symbols
Indicates warnings that you
must comply with for reasons of your safety and the safety
of others, and to protect your
motorcycle against damage.
Specific instructions on
how to operate, control, adjust or look after items of equipment on the motorcycle.
Indicates the end of an
item of information.
OE
Optional extra
The motorcycles are assembled complete with
all the BMW optional extras originally ordered.
OA
Optional accessory
You can obtain optional accessories through
your authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer; optional
accessories have to be
retrofitted to the motorcycle.
Instruction.
Result of an activity.
Reference to a page with
more detailed information.
Indicates the end of a
passage relating to specific accessories or items
of equipment.
EWS Electronic immobiliser.
Tightening torque.
ABS
Item of technical data.
RDC Tyre pressure control
(ReifenDruck-Control)
DWA Anti-theft alarm (Diebstahlwarnanlage)
Anti-lock brake system
Technical data
When you ordered your BMW
motorcycle, you chose various
items of custom equipment. This
Rider's Manual describes optional extras (OE) offered by BMW
and selected optional accessories (OA). This explains why the
manual may also contain descriptions of equipment which
you have not ordered. Please
note, too, that your motorcycle
might not be exactly as illustrated in this manual on account
of country-specific differences.
If your BMW was supplied with
equipment not described in
this Rider's Manual, you will
find these features described in
separate manuals.
All dimensions, weights and
power ratings stated in this
Rider's Manual are quoted to the
standards and comply with the
tolerance requirements of the
Deutsches Institut für Normung
e.V. (DIN). Versions for individual
countries may differ.
Currency
The high safety and quality
standards of BMW motorcycles
are maintained by constant
development work on designs,
equipment and accessories.
Because of this, your motorcycle
may differ from the information
supplied in the Rider's Manual.
Nor can BMW Motorrad entirely
rule out errors and omissions.
We hope you will appreciate that
no claims can be entertained on
the basis of the data, illustrations
or descriptions in this manual.
1
7
General instructions
Equipment
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General instructions
1
8
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General views
General views
General view, left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2
9
Underneath the battery-compartment cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Handlebar fitting, left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Handlebar fitting, right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
General views
Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
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General views
2
10
z
1
2
3
Adjuster for headlight
beam throw (underneath
the instrument cluster)
( 57)
Seat lock ( 58)
Engine-oil filler neck and
oil dipstick ( 92)
2
11
General views
General view, left side
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General views
2
12
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Fuel filler neck ( 71)
Brake-fluid reservoir, front
( 96)
Coolant-level indicator
( 98)
Power socket ( 82)
Adjuster for spring preload,
rear ( 54)
Brake-fluid reservoir, rear
( 97)
Adjuster for damping characteristic, rear suspension
( 55)
2
13
General views
General view, right side
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2
General views
14
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Underneath the seat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Table of tyre pressures
Screwdriver blade, crosshead/Torx 25
Screwdriver handle
Rider's Manual
Helmet holder ( 58)
Location of first-aid kit
(OA)
with service toolkit OA
Service toolkit ( 92)
Tool for adjusting spring
preload ( 54)
Underneath the
battery-compartment
cover
15
Battery ( 118)
Location of puncture-repair
kit (OA)
General views
1
2
2
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2
Handlebar fitting, left
1
General views
16
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2
3
4
with on-board computer OE
Operating the on-board
computer ( 43)
Horn
Flashing turn indicators,
left ( 50)
Hazard warning flashers
( 51)
High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher ( 50)
1
2
3
4
5
Emergency off switch (kill
switch) ( 52)
Starter button ( 65)
with heated handlebar
grips OE
Grip heating ( 52)
Flashing turn indicators,
right ( 50)
Hazard warning flashers
( 51)
Cancel button, flashing
turn indicators ( 50)
Pushbutton, cancel hazard
warning flashers ( 51)
2
17
General views
Handlebar fitting, right
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2
General views
18
Instrument panel
1
2
3
4
5
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6
7
Telltale lights ( 22)
Speedometer
with on-board computer OE
Operation of the stopwatch
( 47)
Set the clock ( 42).
Multifunction display
( 22)
Select the readings
( 42).
Reset the tripmeter
( 43).
Telltale light, anti-theft
alarm (OE)
Sensor for instrument lighting
RPM redline warning
Rev. counter
The instrument-cluster
lighting has automatic day
and night switchover.
1
2
3
Low-beam headlight
High-beam headlight
Side lights
2
19
General views
Headlight
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General views
2
20
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Status indicators
Standard status indicators . . . . . . . . . . 22
Status indicators with on-board
computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Status indicators with tyre pressure
monitoring (RDC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Standard warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Warnings issued by the on-board
computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
ABS status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
RDC status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Anti-theft alarm warnings . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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21
Status indicators
Status indicators
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Standard status
indicators
22
Multifunction display
Status indicators
3
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1
2
Clock ( 42)
Odometer and tripmeters
( 42)
Telltale lights
Service-due indicator
1
2
If the next service is due in less
than one month, the date for the
next service 1 is shown briefly
after the Pre-Ride Check completes. The month is shown as a
two-digit number and the year as
a four-digit number, with a colon
as separator, so in this example
the next service is due in March
2007.
3
4
High-beam headlight
Flashing turn indicators,
left
Idle
Flashing turn indicators,
right
If the motorcycle covers long distances in the course of the year,
under certain circumstances it
might be necessary to have it
serviced at a date in advance of
the forecast due date 2. If the
countdown distance to the odometer reading at which a service
will be due is less than 1000 km,
the distance is counted down in
steps of 100 km and is shown
briefly after the Pre-Ride Check
completes.
If service is overdue, the due
date or the odometer reading at
which service was due is accom-
If the sevice-due indicator
appears more than a month
before the service date, the date
saved in the instrument cluster
must be adjusted. This situation
can occur if the battery was disconnected for a prolonged period
of time.
If you want to have the date set
consult a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Status indicators with
on-board computer
with on-board computer OE
Multifunction display
3
23
1
2
3
4
Status-indicator panel of
the on-board computer
( 43)
Gear indicator ( 23)
Coolant temperature
( 24)
Fuel capacity ( 24)
Gear indicator
The gear engaged or N
for neutral appears on the
display.
If no gear is engaged, the
'neutral' telltale light also
lights up.
Status indicators
panied by the 'General' warning
light showing yellow. The word
"Service" remains permanently
visible.
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3
24
Coolant temperature
Standard warnings
The horizontal bars above
the temperature symbol
indicate the coolant temperature.
Mode of presentation
Status indicators
Fuel capacity
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The horizontal bars above
the fuel-pump symbol indicate the remaining quantity of
fuel. The top bar is larger than
the others and the quantity of
fuel it represents is significantly
larger.
Once you have refuelled, the
gauge briefly shows the original
level, before the reading is updated.
Status indicators
with tyre pressure
monitoring (RDC)
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
1
Tyre-pressure readout
( 49)
The figures shown in the
tyre-pressure readings are
temperature-compensated (see
the section entitled "Engineering
details").
Warnings are indicated by the
warning lights 1 or by the 'General' warning light 2 showing in
combination with a text warning
or a warning symbol in the multifunction display. 'General' warning light 2 shows red or yellow,
depending on the urgency of the
warning.
The possible warnings are listed
on the next page.
3
Warning symbols 1 and 2 can
appear on the multifunction display. Text warnings such as 3,
for example, appear in the odometer panel and are accompanied by warning-triangle symbol 4.
If two or more warnings occur at
the same time, all the appropriate
warning lights and warning symbols appear. You can call up text
warnings to alternate with the
odometer readings ( 42). The
status of the 'General' warning
light matches the most urgent
warning.
Status indicators
25
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3
26
Warnings, overview
Telltale lights
Lights up yellow
Status indicators
Appears on the display
Meaning
Electronic immobiliser active (
27)
Status indicators
EWS appears on
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the display.
Lights up
Fuel down to reserve (
27)
Lights up red
Flashes
Coolant temperature too high (
Lights up yellow
Appears on the display
Engine in emergency-operation mode
( 28)
Flashes
Lights up yellow
Insufficient engine oil pressure (
Appears on the display
LAMP appears on
the display.
Bulb defective (
28)
27)
28)
General warning light shows
yellow.
Warning-triangle symbol
appears on the display.
EWS appears on the display.
Possible cause:
The key being used is not authorised for starting, or communication between key and engine
electronics is disrupted.
Remove all other vehicle keys
from the same ring as the ignition key.
Use the reserve key.
Have the defective key replaced, preferably by an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Fuel down to reserve
Warning light for fuel down
to reserve shows.
Lack of fuel can result in
the engine misfiring and
cutting out unexpectedly. Misfiring can damage the catalytic
converter; a hazardous situation
can result if the engine cuts out
unexpectedly.
Do not run the fuel tank dry.
Possible cause:
The fuel tank contains no more
than the reserve quantity of fuel.
Reserve fuel
approx. 4 l
Refuelling ( 71).
Coolant temperature too
high
General warning light shows
red.
The temperature symbol
flashes.
Continuing to ride when the
engine is overheated could
result in engine damage.
You must comply with the instructions below.
Possible cause:
If the coolant level is too low.
Check the coolant level ( 98).
If the coolant level is too low:
Top up the coolant ( 99).
Possible cause:
The coolant temperature is too
high.
If possible, ride in the part-load
range to cool down the engine.
In traffic jams, switch off the
engine, but leave the ignition
switched on so that the radiator fan continues to operate.
If the coolant temperature is
frequently too high, have the
fault rectified as soon as possible by a specialist workshop,
3
27
Status indicators
Electronic immobiliser
active
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3
28
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Engine in emergencyoperation mode
Status indicators
General warning light shows
yellow.
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Engine symbol appears on
the display.
The engine is running in
emergency operating mode.
Engine power might be reduced
and this can cause hazardous
situations, particularly if you attempt to overtake other road
users.
Engine power level might be
lower than normal: adapt your
style of riding accordingly.
Possible cause:
The engine control unit has diagnosed a fault. In exceptional
cases, the engine stops and refuses to start. Otherwise, the en-
gine runs in emergency operating
mode.
You can continue to ride, but
bear in mind that the usual engine power might not be available.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Insufficient engine oil
pressure
Warning light for engine-oil
pressure flashes.
The oil pressure in the lube-oil
system is too low. Stop immediately and switch off the engine.
The insufficient oil pressure warning does not fulfil
the function of an oil gauge. The
only way of checking whether
the oil level is correct is to check
with the oil dipstick.
Possible cause:
The engine-oil level is too low.
Check the engine oil level
( 92).
If the oil level is too low:
Top up the engine oil ( 94).
Possible cause:
The engine-oil pressure is insufficient.
Riding when engine-oil
pressure is low can result
in engine damage.
Do not continue your journey.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Bulb defective
General warning light shows
yellow.
LAMP appears on the display.
Warnings issued by the
on-board computer
with on-board computer OE
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easier for other users to
oversee the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
Possible cause:
Headlight bulb, bulb or turn-indicator bulb defective.
Visually inspect to ascertain
which bulb is defective.
Replacing low-beam and highbeam headlight bulb ( 111).
Replacing parking-light bulb
( 113).
Replacing the brake light and
rear light bulbs ( 115).
Replacing turn indicator bulbs,
front or rear ( 116).
well ahead when temperatures
are low; remember that the
danger of black ice is particularly
high on bridges and where the
road is in the shade.
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29
Ride carefully and think well
ahead.
ABS status indicators
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
Mode of presentation
The ambient-temperature reading flashes.
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Possible cause:
The air temperature measured
at the motorcycle is lower than
3 °C.
The ice warning does not
mean that there is no risk
of black ice forming at measured
temperatures above 3 °C.
Always take extra care and think
Status indicators
Warning-triangle symbol
appears on the display.
ABS warnings are indicated by
ABS warning light 1.
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30
The way in which the ABS warning light indicates status can differ in some countries.
Status indicators
Possible national variant.
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The detailed descriptions relating
to BMW Motorrad ABS start on
page ( 76), and you will find
an overview listing the possible
warnings on the next page.
Status indicators
3
Meaning
Flashes
Self-diagnosis not completed (
Lights up
ABS fault (
32)
31
32)
Status indicators
Warnings, overview
Telltale lights
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3
Status indicators
32
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Self-diagnosis not
completed
ABS warning light flashes.
Possible cause:
The ABS function is not
available, because selfdiagnosis did not complete. The
motorcycle has to move forward
a few metres for the wheel
sensors to be tested.
Pull away slowly. Bear in mind
that the ABS function is not
available until self-diagnosis has
completed.
ABS fault
ABS warning light shows.
Possible cause:
The ABS control unit has detected a fault. The ABS function is
not available.
You can continue to ride. Bear
in mind that the ABS function
is not available. Bear in mind
the more detailed information
on situations that can lead to
an ABS fault ( 77).
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
RDC status indicators
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
Mode of presentation
Warning symbol 1 indicates a
critical tyre pressure, and the corresponding reading for the front
tyre pressure 2 or the rear tyre
pressure 3 flashes.
If the critical value is close
to the limit of the permissible tolerance range, the reading
is accompanied by the 'General'
warning light showing yellow. If
the tyre pressure registered by
the sensor is outside the permissible tolerance range, the
'General' warning light flashes
red.
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Status indicators
The detailed descriptions relating
to BMW Motorrad RDC start on
page ( 78), and you will find
an overview listing the possible
warnings on the next page.
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Warnings, overview
Telltale lights
Lights up yellow
Status indicators
Appears on the display
Meaning
Tyre pressure close to limit of permitted
tolerance ( 35)
The critical pressure flashes.
Flashes red
Appears on the display
Tyre pressure outside permitted tolerance ( 35)
The critical pressure flashes.
"--" or "-is displayed.
Lights up yellow
Appears on the display
"--" or "-is displayed.
Lights up yellow
--"
35)
Sensor defective or system error
( 36)
--"
Appears on the display
RdCappears on
the display.
Signal transmission disrupted (
Battery of tyre-pressure sensor weak
( 36)
General warning light shows
yellow.
Warning-triangle symbol
appears on the display.
The critical pressure flashes.
Possible cause:
Measured tyre pressure is close
to the limit of permitted tolerance.
Correct the tyre pressure as
stated on the inside cover of
the Rider's Manual.
Before you adjust tyre pressure, read the information
on temperature compensation
and adjusting pressure in the
section entitled "Engineering
details".
Tyre pressure outside
permitted tolerance
General warning light
flashes red.
Warning-triangle symbol
appears on the display.
The critical pressure flashes.
Possible cause:
Measured tyre pressure is outside permitted tolerance.
Check the tyre for damage and
to ascertain whether the motorcycle can be ridden with the
tyre in its present condition.
If the motorcycle can be ridden
with the tyre in its present condition:
Incorrect tyre pressures impair the motorcycle's handling characteristics.
If tyre pressure is incorrect it is
essential to adapt your style of
riding accordingly.
Correct the tyre pressure at the
earliest possible opportunity.
Have the tyre checked for
damage by a specialist
workshop, preferably an
authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
If you are unsure whether the
motorcycle can be ridden with
the tyre in its present condition:
Do not continue your journey.
Notify the breakdown service.
Have the tyre checked for
damage by a specialist
workshop, preferably an
authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Signal transmission
disrupted
"--" or "-- --" is displayed.
Possible cause:
The motorcycle has not yet accelerated past the threshold of
approximately 30 km/h. The
RDC sensors do not start trans-
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Status indicators
Tyre pressure close
to limit of permitted
tolerance
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Status indicators
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mitting signals until the motorcycle reaches a speed above this
threshold ( 78).
Increase speed above this
threshold observe the RDC
readings. Assume that a permanent fault has not occurred
unless the 'General' warning
light comes on to accompany
the symptoms. Under these
circumstances:
Have the fault rectified by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Possible cause:
Wireless communication with the
RDC sensors has been disrupted.
Possible causes include radiocommunication systems operating in the vicinity and interfering
with the link between the RDC
control unit and the sensors.
Move to another location and
observe the RDC readings. As-
sume that a permanent fault
has not occurred unless the
'General' warning light comes
on to accompany the symptoms. Under these circumstances:
Have the fault rectified by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Sensor defective or
system error
General warning light shows
yellow.
Warning-triangle symbol
appears on the display.
"--" or "-- --" is displayed.
Possible cause:
Motorcycle is fitted with wheels
not equipped with RDC sensors.
Fit wheels and tyres equipped
with RDC sensors.
Possible cause:
One or two RDC sensors have
failed.
Have the fault rectified by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Possible cause:
A system error has occurred.
Have the fault rectified by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Battery of tyre-pressure
sensor weak
General warning light shows
yellow.
Warning-triangle symbol
appears on the display.
RdCappears on the display.
Possible cause:
The integral battery in the tyrepressure sensor has lost a significant proportion of its original
capacity. There is no assurance
of how long the tyre pressure
control system can remain operational.
Seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Anti-theft alarm
warnings
with anti-theft alarm OE
General warning light shows
yellow.
Seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
The text warning dWA appears,
accompanied by a warning-triangle symbol to indicate that this
is a warning.
This error message appears
only briefly after the preride check completes.
Possible cause:
The integral battery in the antitheft alarm has lost its entire original capacity. There is no assurance that the anti-theft alarm will
be operational if the motorcycle's
battery is disconnected.
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Status indicators
This error message appears
only briefly after the preride check completes.
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Operation
Ignition switch and steering lock . . . . 40
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Electronic immobiliser EWS . . . . . . . . . 41
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Odometer and tripmeters . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
On-board computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Tyre pressure monitoring RDC . . . . . 49
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Emergency off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Grip heating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
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Operation
Operation
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Ignition switch and
steering lock
40
Keys
Operation
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You receive two master keys and
one spare key. Please consult
the information on the electronic
immobiliser (EWS) if a key is lost
or mislaid ( 41).
Ignition switch and steering lock,
tank filler cap lock and seat lock
are all operated with the same
key.
with case OA
with topcase OA
If you wish you can arrange to
have the cases and the topcase fitted with locks that can
be opened with this key as well.
Consult a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Switching on ignition
Turn the key to position 1.
Parking lights and all function
circuits switched on.
Engine can be started.
Pre-ride check is performed.
( 65)
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
ABS self-diagnosis is
performed. ( 66)
Switching off ignition
Turn the key to position 2.
Lights switched off.
Handlebars not locked.
Key can be removed.
Electrically powered accessories remain operational for a limited period of time.
The battery can be recharged
via the socket.
Locking handlebars
Turn the handlebars all the way
to left
Electronic immobiliser
EWS
Protection against theft
The electronic immobiliser EWS
helps protect your BMW motorcycle from theft, and this enhanced security is at your disposal without any need for you to
In-key electronics
The motorcycle's electronics
exchange certain continuously
changing signals with the electronics in the key; these signals
are specific to your motorcycle
and they are transmitted via the
ring aerial in the ignition lock.
The ignition is not enabled for
starting until the key has been
recognised as "authorised" for
your motorcycle.
A spare key attached to
the same ring as the ignition key used to start the engine could "irritate" the electronics, in which case the enabling
signal for starting is not issued.
The EWS warning appears in the
multifunction display.
Always keep the spare key separately from the ignition key.
Replacement and extra
keys
You can obtain replacement/extra
keys only through an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer. The keys
are part of an integrated security system, so the dealer is under an obligation to check the
legitimacy of all applications for
replacement/extra keys. If you
want to have a lost key barred,
you have to bring with you all
the other keys that belong to
the motorcycle. A key that has
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Operation
Turn the key to position 3,
while moving the handlebars
slightly.
Ignition, lights and all function
circuits switched off.
Handlebars locked.
Key can be removed.
set parameters or activate additional systems. The engine of a
motorcycle fitted with this electronic immobiliser can be started
only with the keys that belong to
the vehicle. You can also have
your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer bar individual keys, for
example if a particular key goes
missing. The engine cannot be
started with a key that has been
barred.
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been barred can subsequently be
cleared and reactivated for use.
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Clock
Operation
Setting clock
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Attempting to set the clock
while riding the motorcycle
can lead to accidents.
Set the clock only when the motorcycle is stationary.
Switch on the ignition.
Repeatedly press the button
until the hours number is correct.
Press and hold down the button until the minutes number 3
flashes.
Repeatedly press the button
until the minutes number is
correct.
Hold down the button until the
minutes number stops flashing.
This completes the process.
Odometer and
tripmeters
with on-board computer OE
If necessary, use button 1 to
switch from the stopwatch to
the odometer.
Selecting readings
Switch on the ignition.
Press and hold down button 1
until the hours number 2
flashes.
Repeatedly press button 2 until
the value you want appears in
panel 3.
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The following values can be displayed:
Total distance covered 3
Tripmeter 1 (Trip I)
Tripmeter 2 (Trip II)
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
Tyre pressures
Press and hold down button 2
until the tripmeter reading is
reset.
Repeatedly press button 1 until
the reading shows the value
you want.
On-board computer
with on-board computer OE
Selecting readings
Switch on the ignition.
Warnings, if applicable
Resetting tripmeter
Switch on the ignition.
Select the desired tripmeter.
The following values can be displayed in panel 2:
Ambient temperature (°C)
Operation
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Average speed
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Average consumption
display.
Current consumption
Operation
-- temporarily appears on the
Range
Ambient temperature
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If ambient temperature drops below 3 °C the temperature display flashes to draw your attention to the risk of black ice forming. The display automatically
switches from any other mode
to the temperature reading when
the temperature drops below this
threshold for the first time.
Average speed
Average speed 1 is calculated
on the basis of the time elapsed
since the last reset. Times
during which the engine was
stopped are excluded from the
calculation.
Resetting average speed
Switch on the ignition.
Select average speed.
When the motorcycle is at a
standstill the heat of the engine
can falsify ambient-temperature
reading 1. If the effect of the engine's heat becomes excessive,
Average consumption
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Press and hold down button 1
until the average-speed reading
is reset.
Average consumption 1 is calculated by dividing the distance
covered since the last reset by
the corresponding amount of fuel
used.
Resetting average
consumption
Switch on the ignition.
Select average consumption.
Press and hold down button 1
until the average-consumption
reading is reset.
Operation
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Current consumption
Range
Current consumption 1 is shown.
The range readout 1 indicates
how far you can ride with the fuel
remaining in the tank. The figure
is calculated from the level of
fuel in the tank and a postulated
average consumption, stored in
memory, that is not always the
same as the average that can be
viewed on the display.
On account of the shape of the
tank, accurate measurement is
possible only when fill level is
within a certain range: if you refuel to above this range the processor cannot tell exactly how
much fuel is on board. Under
Operation
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these circumstances the instrument shows a minimum range
that is based on the measurable
quantity of fuel. The > symbol
tells you that this is an estimated
figure. A more accurate figure
for range is shown as soon as
the fuel level can be measured
exactly.
When refuelling after running on
reserve, make sure that you top
up the tank to a level above reserve, as otherwise the sensor
will not be able to register the
new level. If the sensor cannot
register the new level the range
readout cannot be updated.
The calculated range is only
an approximate reading.
Consequently, BMW Motorrad
recommends that you should not
try to use the full range before
refuelling.
use button 2 to operate the onboard computer.
The stopwatch continues to time
in the background if you switch
back temporarily to the odometer
reading. Similarly, the stopwatch
continues timing if you temporarily switch off the ignition.
Operating stopwatch
You can switch from the odometer reading to a stopwatch 1.
The readout is in hours, minutes,
seconds and tenths of a second,
with dots as separators.
By swapping the functions of
button 2 and the INFO button
on the handlebar fitting you can
make the stopwatch easier to
use (as a lap timer) as you ride.
If you swap the functions in this
way the stopwatch and the odometer are operated by means of
the INFO button and you must
If necessary, use button 1 to
switch from the odometer to
the stopwatch.
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When the stopwatch is
stopped, press button 2 to
start timing with the stopwatch.
When the stopwatch is running,
press button 2 to stop timing
with the stopwatch.
Press and hold down button 2
to reset the stopwatch.
The stopwatch shows
0.00.00.0.
Operation
Stopwatch
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Changing button
functions
Operation
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Press button 1 and button 2
at the same time and hold
them down until the reading
changes.
FLASH (redline warning) appears, along with ON or OFF.
Press button 2.
LAP (Lap-Timer) and ON or
OFF appear.
Repeatedly press button 1 until
the reading shows the mode
you want.
ON:
Stopwatch operated by
means of the INFO button on
the handlebar fitting.
OFF: Stopwatch operated by
means of button 2 in the instrument panel.
To save the setting, press
button 1 and button 2 at
the same time and hold
them down until the reading
changes.
telltale light 1 flashes red to indicate that the engine is redlining.
The signal remains active until you shift up or reduce engine
speed. You can activate or deactivate the redline warning.
Activating redline warning
Redline warning
The redline warning indicates
that engine revolutions have
reached the rev. counter's red
segment. The anti-theft alarm
Press button 1 and button 2
at the same time and hold
them down until the reading
changes.
FLASH (redline warning) appears, along with ON or OFF.
Tyre pressure
monitoring RDC
ing on the right is the rear tyre
pressure. -- -- appears directly after the ignition is switched
on, because the sensors do not
transmit tyre pressures until the
first time the motorcycle accelerates to more than 30 km/h.
Lights
Repeatedly press button 2 until the tyre-pressure readings
appear on the display.
Side light
The side lights switch on automatically when the ignition is
switched on.
The side lights place
a strain on the battery.
Do not switch the ignition
on for longer than absolutely
necessary.
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
Viewing tyre-pressure
readings
Low-beam headlight
Switch on the ignition.
Tyre-pressure readings 3 are
based on a reference tyre temperature of 20 °C. The front tyre
pressure is on the left; the read-
The low-beam headlight switches
on automatically when you start
the engine.
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Operation
Repeatedly press button 1 until
the reading shows the mode
you want.
ON: Redline warning activated.
OFF: Redline warning deactivated.
To save the setting, press
button 1 and button 2 at
the same time and hold
them down until the reading
changes.
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When the engine is not
running you can switch on
the lights by switching on the ignition and either switching on the
high-beam headlight or operating
the headlight flasher.
Parking light
Switch off the ignition.
The turn indicators are cancelled automatically after
you have ridden for approximately 10 seconds, or covered a
distance of about 200 m.
High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher
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Press top section of switch 1
to switch on the high-beam
headlight.
Press bottom section of
switch 1 to operate the
headlight flasher.
Immediately after switching off
the ignition, push button 1 and
hold it in this position until the
parking lights come on.
Switch the ignition on and off
again to switch off the parking
lights.
Turn indicators
Operating flashing turn
indicators
Switch on the ignition.
Press button 1 to switch on
the left flashing turn indicator.
Hazard warning
flashers
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Operating hazard warning
flashers
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Press button 2 to switch on
the right flashing turn indicator.
The hazard warning flashers place a strain on the
battery. Do not use the hazard
warning flashers for longer than
absolutely necessary.
If you press a turn-indicator button with the ignition
switched on, the turn-indicator
function is activated instead of
the hazard warning flashers, and
remains active until you release
the button. The hazard warning
flashers recommence flashing as
soon as the button is released.
Press buttons 1 and 2 at the
same time to switch on the
hazard warning flashers.
Ignition can be switched off.
Press button 3 to switch off
the flashing turn indicators.
Press button 3 to switch off
the hazard warning flashers.
Operation
Switch on the ignition.
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Emergency off switch
(kill switch)
Operation
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1
Emergency off switch (kill
switch)
Operating the kill switch
when riding can cause
the rear wheel to lock and thus
cause a fall.
Do not operate the kill switch
when riding.
The emergency off switch is a
kill switch for switching off the
engine quickly and easily.
b
Normal operating position
(run)
Engine switched off
Grip heating
with heated handlebar grips OE
1
Grip-heating switch
The handlebar grips have twostage heating. Stage two is for
heating the grips quickly: it is advisable to switch back to stage
one as soon as the grips are
warm. Grip heating can be activated only when the engine is
running.
The increase in power consumption caused by the
grip heating can drain the battery if you are riding at low engine speeds. If the charge level
is low, grip heating is switched
clutch lever unless the motorcycle is at a standstill.
Brakes
Adjusting handbrake lever
Changing the position of
the brake-fluid reservoir can
allow air to penetrate the brake
system.
Do not twist the handlebar fitting
or the handlebars.
2
3
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Heating off.
50 % heat output (one dot
visible)
100 % heat output (three
dots visible)
Clutch
Adjusting clutch lever
Attempting to adjust the
clutch lever while riding the
motorcycle can lead to accidents.
Do not attempt to adjust the
Turn adjusting screw 1
clockwise to increase the span
between the clutch lever and
the handlebar grip.
Turn adjusting screw 1
counter-clockwise to reduce
the span between the clutch
lever and the handlebar grip.
The adjusting screw is easier to turn if you push the
clutch lever forward.
Attempting to adjust the
handbrake lever while riding the motorcycle can lead to
accidents.
Do not attempt to adjust the
handbrake lever unless the motorcycle is at a standstill.
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Operation
off to ensure the battery's starting capability.
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Adjusting mirrors
Operation
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Turn adjusting screw 1
clockwise to increase the span
between the brake lever and
the handlebar grip.
Turn adjusting screw 1
counter-clockwise to reduce
the span between the brake
lever and the handlebar grip.
The adjusting screw is easier to turn if you push the
handbrake lever forward.
Turn the mirror to the correct
position.
Spring preload
Setting
It is essential to set spring preload of the rear suspension to
suit the load carried by the motorcycle. Increase spring preload
when the motorcycle is heavily
loaded and reduce spring preload
accordingly when the motorcycle
is lightly loaded.
Adjusting spring preload
for rear wheel
Remove the seat (
58).
Remove on-board toolkit 1.
Turn adjusting screw as far
as it will go counter-clockwise, then back it off 12
clicks. (Full load of fuel, with
rider 85 kg)
Your motorcycle's handling will suffer if you do not
match the spring-preload and
damping-characteristic settings.
Adjust the damping characteristic
to suit spring preload.
with lowered suspension OE
Turn adjusting screw as
far as it will go counterclockwise, then back it off 4
clicks. (Full load of fuel, with
rider 85 kg)
If you want to increase spring
preload, use the tool from the
on-board toolkit to turn knob 2
clockwise.
If you want to reduce spring
preload, use the tool from the
on-board toolkit to turn knob 2
counter-clockwise.
Install the seat (
58).
Damping
Setting
Damping must be adapted to suit
the surface on which the motorcycle is ridden and to suit spring
preload.
An uneven surface requires
softer damping than a smooth
surface.
An increase in spring preload
requires firmer damping, a reduction in spring preload requires softer damping.
Adjusting damping for
rear wheel
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Stow on-board toolkit 1.
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Operation
Basic setting of spring
preload, rear
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If you want to reduce damping,
turn adjusting screw 1 counterclockwise.
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Basic setting of rear-suspension damping characteristic
You adjust the damping characteristic by turning adjusting
screw 1.
Turn adjusting screw as far
as it will go clockwise, then
back it off 1 1/2 turns. (Full
load of fuel, with rider 85 kg)
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Check tyre pressures against
the data below.
Tyre pressure, front
Tyres
Checking tyre pressure
Incorrect tyre pressures impair the motorcycle's handling characteristics and increase
the rate of tyre wear.
Always check that the tyre pressures are correct.
If you want to increase damping, turn adjusting screw 1
clockwise.
In order to avoid a sudden loss of
tyre pressure, fit a valve cap with
rubber sealing ring to the rear
tyre and make sure that the cap
is screwed on firmly.
At high road speeds, tyre
valves installed perpendicular to the wheel rim have a
tendency to open as a result of
centrifugal force.
2.5 bar (Tyre cold)
Tyre pressure, rear
2.8 bar (Tyre cold)
If tyre pressure is too low:
Correct tyre pressure.
Adjusting headlight for
driving on left/driving on
right
If the motorcycle is ridden in a
country where the opposite rule
of the road applies, its asymmetric low-beam headlight will tend
to dazzle oncoming traffic.
Have the headlight set accordingly by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Commercially available adhesive tape will damage the
plastic lens of the light.
Consult a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer, in order to avoid
damaging the plastic lens of the
light.
Headlight beam throw and
spring preload
Headlight beam throw is generally kept constant when spring
preload is adjusted to suit load.
Spring preload adjustment might
not suffice only if the motorcycle
is very heavily loaded. Under
these circumstances, headlight
beam throw has to be adjusted
to suit the weight carried by the
motorcycle.
Consult a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer, if you are unsure whether
the headlight basic setting is
correct.
Adjusting headlight beam
throw
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Headlight beam-throw adjustment
Spring preload adjustment might
not suffice if the motorcycle is
very heavily loaded. Moving the
pivot lever adjusts headlight
beam throw so as not to dazzle
oncoming traffic.
Operation
Headlight
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Remove the seat and place it,
upholstered side down, on a
clean surface.
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Operation
Installing seat
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A
B
Neutral position
Position for heavy load
Seat
Turn the key to the left in seat
lock 1 and hold it in this position while pressing down the
rear part of the seat.
Removing seat
Engage seat 2 in holder 3.
Firmly press down on the seat
at the rear.
The seat engages with an audible click.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Helmet holder
Lift seat 2 at the rear and release the key.
Securing helmet to
motorcycle
Remove the seat (
58).
Pass the steel cable through
the helmet and the holder and
position cable and helmet as
shown here.
Install the seat ( 58).
Use a plastic-sheathed steel
cable to secure the helmet to
helmet holder 1.
The helmet catch can
scratch the panelling.
Make sure the lock is out of the
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Operation
way when you hook the helmet
into position.
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Riding
Riding
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
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Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Parking your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Securing motorcycle for transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Riding
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
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Safety instructions
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Do not ride without the correct
clothing. Always wear:
Helmet
Motorcycling jacket and
trousers
Gloves
Boots
Riding
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Rider's equipment
standard-height suspension (see
the section entitled "Technical
data").
Risk of accident by unexpectedly early contact with
the ground.
Bear in mind that lowered
suspension limits the
motorcycle's angle of heel and
ground clearance.
This applies even to short journeys, and to every season of
the year. Your authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer will be glad to
advise you on the correct clothing for every purpose.
Test your motorcycle's angle
of heel in situations that do not
involve risk. When riding over
kerbs and similar obstacles, bear
in mind that your motorcycle's
ground clearance is limited.
Restricted angle of heel
Lowering the motorcycle's suspension shortens suspension
travel. Ride comfort might be
restricted as a result. Be sure to
adjust spring preload accordingly,
particularly for riding two-up.
with lowered suspension OE
A motorcycle with lowered
suspension has less ground
clearance and cannot corner
at angles of heel as extreme
as those achievable by a
counterpart motorcycle with
Speed
If you ride at high speed, always
bear in mind that various boundary conditions can adversely affect the handling of your motorcycle:
Settings of the spring-strut and
shock-absorber system
Imbalanced load
Loose clothing
Insufficient tyre pressure
Poor tyre tread
Etc.
Correct loading
Overloading and imbalanced loads can adversely
affect the motorcycle's handling.
Do not exceed the permissible
gross weight and be sure to
comply with the instructions on
loading.
High voltage
Even small amounts of
alcohol or drugs will adversely affect your perception
and your ability to assess situations and make decisions, and
slow down your reflexes. Medication can exacerbate these effects.
Do not ride your motorcycle after
consuming alcohol, drugs and/or
medication.
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.
Risk of poisoning
Exhaust fumes contain carbon
monoxide, which is colourless
and odourless but highly toxic.
Inhaling the exhaust fumes
therefore represents a
health hazard and can even
cause loss of consciousness with
fatal consequences.
Do not inhale exhaust fumes.
Do not run the engine in an enclosed space.
Catalytic converter
If misfiring causes unburned fuel
to enter the catalytic converter,
there is a danger of overheating
and damage.
For this reason, observe the following points:
Do not run the fuel tank dry.
Do not attempt to start or run
the engine with a spark-plug
cap disconnected.
Stop the engine immediately if
it misfires.
Use only unleaded fuel.
Comply with all specified maintenance intervals.
Unburned fuel will destroy
the catalytic converter.
Note the points listed for protection of the catalytic converter.
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Risk of fire
Temperatures at the exhaust are
high.
Flammable materials (e.g.
hay, leaves, grass, clothing
and luggage, etc.) could ignite
if allowed to come into contact
with the hot exhaust pipe.
Do not permit flammable materials to come into contact with the
hot exhaust system.
Cooling would be
inadequate if the engine
were allowed to idle for a lengthy
period with the motorcycle at
a standstill: overheating would
result. In extreme cases, the
motorcycle could catch fire.
Do not allow the engine to idle
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Tampering with the
control unit of the
electronic enginemanagement system
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Tampering with the engine
control unit can damage
the motorcycle and cause accidents.
Do not tamper with the engine
control unit.
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Tampering with the engine
control unit can result in
mechanical loads that the motorcycle's components are not
designed to withstand. Damage
caused in this way is not covered
by the warranty.
Do not tamper with the engine
control unit.
Checklist
Starting
Use the following checklist to
check important functions, settings and wear limits before you
ride off.
Brakes
Brake-fluid levels, front and rear
Clutch
Damping-characteristic setting
and spring preload
Tyre-tread depth and tyre
pressures
Cases correctly installed and
luggage secured
Side stand
At regular intervals:
Engine oil level (every refuelling
stop)
Brake-pad wear (every third
refuelling stop)
You cannot start the motorcycle
with the side stand extended and
a gear engaged. The engine will
switch itself off if you start it with
the gearbox in neutral and then
engage a gear before retracting
the side stand.
Gearbox
You can start the engine when
the gearbox is in neutral or if you
pull the clutch with a gear engaged. Do not pull the clutch until after you have switched on the
ignition, as otherwise the engine
will refuse to start.
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
ABS self-diagnosis is
performed. ( 66)
engine, or use jump leads and a
donor battery to start.
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The engine starts.
If the engine refuses to start,
consult the troubleshooting
chart in the section entitled
"Technical data". ( 128)
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Pre-ride check
Kill switch in run position a.
Gearbox lubrication is ensured only when the engine
is running. Inadequate lubrication can result in damage to the
gearbox.
Do not allow the motorcycle to
roll for a lengthy period of time or
push it a long distance with the
engine switched off.
Switch on the ignition.
Pre-ride check is performed.
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Press starter button 1.
If ambient temperatures are
very low, you might find it
necessary to open the throttle
slightly when starting the engine.
At ambient temperatures below
0 °C, disengage the clutch after
switching on the ignition.
The start attempt is automatically interrupted if battery voltage is too low. Recharge
the battery before you start the
The instrument panel runs a test
of the instruments and the telltale
and warning lights when the ignition is switched on: this is the
Pre-Ride-Check The test is aborted if you start the engine before
it completes.
Phase 1
The rev. counter and speedometer needles both swing to
the limit values on their scales.
At the same time, all the warning lights and telltale lights are
switched on in succession.
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In the block of telltale and
warning lights on the left:
Telltale light for high-beam
headlight
General warning light, yellow
Warning light for fuel down to
reserve
Warning light for oil pressure
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
plus:
ABS warning light
In the block of telltale and
warning lights below the
speedometer:
Telltale light for left turn indicators
Telltale light for neutral
Telltale light for right turn indicators
Phase 2
The 'General' warning light
changes from yellow to red.
Phase 3
The rev. counter and speedometer needles both swing back
to rest. At the same time, all the
warning lights and telltale lights
switched on in the initial phase
are switched off in reverse sequence.
If a needle did not move or if a
warning light or telltale light did
not show as specified above:
Some malfunctions cannot
be indicated if one of the
warning lights fails to show.
Make sure that all the warning
and telltale lights come on in the
pre-ride check.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
ABS self-diagnosis
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
BMW Motorrad ABS performs
self-diagnosis to ensure its operability. Self-diagnosis is performed automatically when you
switch on the ignition. The motorcycle has to move forward a
few metres for the wheel sensors
to be tested.
Phase 1
Test of the diagnosis-compatible system components with
the motorcycle at a standstill.
ABS warning light flashes.
Phase 2
Test of the wheel sensors as
the motorcycle pulls away from
rest.
ABS warning light flashes.
If an indicator showing an ABS
fault appears when ABS self-diagnosis completes:
You can continue to ride. Bear
in mind that the ABS function
is not available.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Running in
The first 1000 km
While running in the motorcycle, vary the throttle opening
and engine-speed range frequently.
Try to do most of your riding during this initial period on
twisting, fairly hilly roads, avoid-
ing high-speed main roads and
highways if possible.
Exceeding the specified engine speeds while running
in will lead to increased engine
wear.
Keep to the specified engine
speeds for running in.
Do not exceed the rpm limits
recommended for running in.
Running-in speed
<5000 min-1
No full-load acceleration.
Avoid low engine speeds at full
load.
Do not omit the first inspection
after 500 - 1200 km.
Brake pads
New brake pads have to bed
down before they can achieve
their optimum friction levels. You
can compensate for this initial re-
duction in braking efficiency by
exerting greater pressure on the
levers.
New brake pads can extend stopping distance by a
significant margin.
Apply the brakes in good time.
Tyres
New tyres have a smooth surface. This must be roughened by
riding in a restrained manner at
various heel angles until the tyres
are run in. This running in procedure is essential if the tyres are
to achieve maximum grip.
Tyres do not have their full
grip when new and there
is a risk of accidents at extreme
angles of heel.
Avoid extreme angles of heel.
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The ABS warning light goes
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Brakes
How can stopping
distance be minimised?
Each time the brakes are applied,
a load distribution shift takes
place with the load shifting forward from the rear to the front
wheel. The sharper the motorcycle decelerates, the more load
is shifted to the front wheel. The
higher the wheel load, the more
braking force can be transmitted
without the wheel locking.
To optimise stopping distance,
apply the front brakes rapidly and
keep on increasing the force you
apply to the brake lever. This
makes the best possible use of
the dynamic increase in load at
the front wheel. Remember to
pull the clutch at the same time.
In the "panic braking situations"
that are trained so frequently
braking force is applied as rapidly as possible and with the
rider's full force exerted on the
brake levers; under these circumstances the dynamic shift in load
distribution cannot keep pace
with the increase in deceleration
and the tyres cannot transmit the
full braking force to the surface
of the road. Under these circumstances the front wheel can lock
up.
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
ABS has to intervene to keep
the front wheel from locking; this
increases stopping distance.
Descending mountain
passes
There is a danger of the
brakes fading if you use
only the rear brakes when descending mountain passes. Under
extreme conditions, the brakes
could overheat and suffer severe
damage.
Use both front and rear brakes,
and make use of the engine's
braking effect as well.
Wet brakes
After the motorcycle has
been washed, ridden
through water or ridden in
the rain, the brake discs and
pads might be wet and the
brakes might not take effect
immediately.
Apply the brakes in good time
until the brake discs and brake
pads have dried out.
Salt on brakes
The brakes may fail to take
effect immediately if the
motorcycle was ridden on saltcovered roads and the brakes
were not applied for some time.
Apply the brakes in good time
until the salt layer on the brake
discs and brake pads has been
removed.
Oil and grease on the brake
discs and pads considerably
diminish braking efficiency.
Especially after repair and maintenance work, make sure that the
brake discs and brake pads are
free of oil and grease.
Dirt or mud on brakes
When riding on loose surfaces or muddy roads, the
brakes may fail to take effect
immediately because of dirt or
moisture on the discs or brake
pads.
Apply the brakes in good time
until the brakes have been
cleaned.
The brake pads will wear
more rapidly if you ride frequently on unsurfaced tracks or
poor roads.
Check the thickness of the brake
pads more frequently and replace
the brake pads in good time.
Parking your
motorcycle
Placing motorcycle on
side stand
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.
Switch off the engine.
Pull the handbrake lever.
Hold the motorcycle upright
and balanced.
Use your left foot to extend the
side stand fully.
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.
Slowly lean the motorcycle to
the side until its weight is taken
by the stand and dismount to
the left.
If the motorcycle is on the
side stand, the surface of
the ground will determine whether it is better to turn the handlebars to the left or right. However,
the motorcycle is more stable on
a level surface with the handlebars turned to the left than with
the handlebars turned to the
right.
On level ground, always turn the
handlebars to the left to set the
steering lock.
Turn the handlebars to full left
or right lock.
Check that the motorcycle is
standing firmly.
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On a gradient, the motorcycle should always face
uphill; select 1st gear.
Lock the steering lock.
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Unlock the steering lock.
From the left, grip the handlebars with both hands.
Pull the handbrake lever.
Swing your right leg over the
seat and lift the motorcycle to
the upright position.
Hold the motorcycle upright
and balanced.
An extended side stand can
catch on the ground when
the motorcycle is moving and
lead to a fall.
Retract the side stand before
moving the motorcycle.
Sit on the motorcycle and use
your left foot to retract the side
stand.
Placing motorcycle on
centre stand
with centre stand OE
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.
Switch off the engine.
Dismount and keep your left
hand on the left handlebar grip.
Grip the rear frame with your
right hand.
Use your right foot on the pin
of the centre stand to press
the stand down until its curved
feet touch the ground.
Place your full body weight on
the centre stand and at the
same time pull the motorcycle
to the rear.
Excessive movements
could cause the centre
stand to retract, and the
motorcycle would topple in
consequence.
Do not lean or sit on the motorcycle with the centre stand
extended.
Check that the motorcycle is
standing firmly.
Lock the steering lock.
Removing motorcycle
from centre stand
with centre stand OE
Unlock the steering lock.
Place your left hand on the left
handlebar grip.
With your right hand, grip the
rear grab handle or the rear
frame.
Push the motorcycle forward
off the centre stand.
Check that the centre stand
has fully retracted.
Fuel is highly flammable. A
naked flame close to the
fuel tank can cause a fire or explosion.
Do not smoke. Never bring a
naked flame near the fuel tank.
Fuel expands when hot.
Fuel escaping from an
overfilled tank could make its way
onto the road surface. This could
cause a fall.
Do not fill the tank past the bottom edge of the filler neck.
Fuel attacks plastics, which
become dull or unsightly.
Wipe off plastic parts immediately
if they come into contact with
fuel.
Fuel can attack the material
of the windscreen and the
side slipstream deflectors, which
become dull or unsightly.
Wipe off the windscreen and slip-
stream deflectors immediately
if they come into contact with
fuel.
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Leaded fuel will destroy the
catalytic converter.
Use only unleaded fuel.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its side stand.
The volume of the tank can
be utilised to the full only
when the motorcycle is propped
on its side stand.
Open the protective cap.
Use the ignition key to unlock
the fuel filler cap and pop the
cap open.
Refuel with fuel of the grade
stated below; do not fill the
tank past the bottom edge of
the filler neck.
When refuelling after running on reserve, make sure
that you top up the tank to a
level above reserve, as otherwise the sensor will not be able
to register the new level. If the
sensor cannot register the new
level neither the fuel-level read-
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Recommended fuel
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95 ROZ/RON (Super unleaded)
with regular unleaded (RON
91) OE
91 ROZ/RON (Regular
unleaded (fuel grade,
usable with power- and
consumption-related
restrictions))
Remove the key and close the
protective cap.
Securing motorcycle
for transportation
Make sure that all components
that might come into contact
with straps used to secure the
motorcycle are adequately protected against scratching. Use
adhesive tape or soft cloths, for
example, for this purpose.
Usable fuel capacity
Push the motorcycle onto the
transportation flat and hold it in
position: do not place it on the
side stand or centre stand.
Risk of damaging components.
Take care not to trap
components such as brake lines
or wires.
approx. 16 l
Reserve fuel
approx. 4 l
Press the fuel tank cap down
firmly to close.
Make sure that the motorcycle
cannot topple sideways.
The motorcycle can topple
and fall on its side.
At the front, secure the straps
to the bottom fork bridge on
both sides and tighten the
straps.
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At the rear, secure the straps
to the rear footrests on both
sides and tighten the straps.
Tighten all the straps uniformly;
the motorcycle's suspension
should be compressed as
tightly as possible front and
rear.
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Engineering details
Brake system with BMW Motorrad
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Brake system with
BMW Motorrad ABS
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
Engineering details
How does ABS work?
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The amount of braking force that
can be transferred to the road
depends on factors hat include
the coefficient of friction of the
road surface. Loose stones, ice
and snow or a wet road all have
much lower coefficients of friction than a clean, dry asphalt surface. The lower the coefficient
of friction, the longer the braking
distance.
If the rider increases braking
pressure to the extent that braking force exceeds the maximum transferrable limit, the wheels
start to lock and the motorcycle
loses its directional stability; a fall
is imminent. Before this situation
can occur, ABS intervenes and
adapts braking pressure to the
maximum transferrable braking
force, so the wheels continue
to turn and directional stability
is maintained irrespective of the
condition of the road surface.
What are the effects of
surface irregularities?
Humps and surface irregularities can cause the wheels to lose
contact temporarily with the road
surface; if this happens the braking force that can be transmitted to the road can drop to zero.
If the brakes are applied under
these circumstances the ABS
has to reduce braking force to
ensure that directional stability
is maintained when the wheels
regain contact with the road surface. At this instant the BMW
Motorrad ABS must assume an
extremely low coefficient of friction, so that the wheels will continue to rotate under all imaginable circumstances, because this
is the precondition for ensuring
directional stability. As soon as
is registers the actual circumstances, the system reacts instantly and adjusts braking force
accordingly to achieve optimum
braking.
Rear wheel lift
Under very severe and sudden
deceleration, however, under certain circumstances it is possible
that the BMW Motorrad ABS will
be unable to prevent the rear
wheel from lifting clear of the
ground.If this happens the outcome can be a highsiding situation in which the motorcycle can
flip over.
Severe braking can cause
the rear wheel to lift off the
ground.
When you brake, bear in mind
that ABS control cannot be relied
on in all circumstances to prevent
the rear wheel from lifting clear of
the ground.
Within the limits imposed by
physics, BMW Motorrad ABS ensures directional stability on any
surface. The system is not optimised for special requirements
that apply under extreme competitive situations off-road or on
the track.
Special situations
The speeds of the front and rear
wheels are compared as one
means of detecting a wheel's
incipient tendency to lock. If the
system registers implausible values for a lengthy period the ABS
function is deactivated for safety
reasons and an ABS fault message is issued. Self-diagnosis has to complete before fault
messages can be issued.
In addition to problems with the
BMW Motorrad ABS, exceptional
riding conditions can lead to a
fault message being issued.
Exceptional riding
conditions:
Riding for a lengthy period with
the front wheel lifted off the
ground (wheelie).
Rear wheel rotating with the
motorcycle held stationary by
applying the front brake (burnout).
Heating up with the motorcycle
on the centre stand or an auxiliary stand, engine idling or with
a gear engaged.
Rear wheel locked for a lengthy
period, for example while descending off-road.
If a fault message is issued on
account of exceptional riding
conditions as outlined above, you
can reactivate the ABS function
by switching the ignition off and
on again.
What significance
devolves on regular
maintenance?
Invariably, a technical system cannot perform beyond
the abilities dictated by its level
of maintenance.
In order to ensure that the BMW
Motorrad ABS is always maintained in optimum condition, it
is essential for you to comply
strictly with the specified inspection intervals.
Reserves for safety
The potentially shorter braking
distances which BMW Motorrad
ABS permits must not be used
as an excuse for careless riding.
ABS is primarily a means of ensuring a safety margin in genuine
emergencies.
Take care when cornering. When
you apply the brakes on a corner,
the motorcycle's weight and
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momentum take over and even
BMW Motorrad ABS is unable to
counteract their effects.
Engineering details
Tyre pressure
monitoring RDC
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with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
Function
A sensor integrated into each
tyre measures the air temperature and the air pressure inside
the tyre and transmits this information to the control unit.
Each sensor has a centrifugalforce tripswitch that does not
enable transmission of the measured values until the motorcycle
has accelerated to about 30 km/
h. The display shows -- for
each tyre until the tyre-pressure
signal is received for the first
time. The sensors continue to
transmit the measured-value signals for approximately 15 minutes
after the motorcycle comes to a
stop.
The control unit can administrate four sensors, so two different sets of wheels with RDC
sensors can be alternated on
the motorcycle. An error message is issued if wheels without
sensors are fitted to a motorcycle
equipped with an RDC control
unit.
Temperature
compensation
Tyre pressure is a temperaturesensitive variable: pressure increases as tyre temperature rises
and decreases as tyre temperature drops. Tyre temperature
depends on ambient temperature, on the style of riding and the
duration of the ride.
The tyre-pressure readings
shown by the multifunction
display are temperaturecompensated; the reference tyre
temperature for these readings
is always 20 °C. The air lines
available to the public in petrol
stations and motorway service
areas have gauges that do not
compensate for temperature; the
reading shown by a gauge of
this nature is the temperaturedependent tyre pressure. In
most instances, therefore, these
gauge readings will not tally with
the pressures shown by the
multifunction display.
Tyre-pressure ranges
The RDC control unit differentiates between three tyre-pressure
ranges, all of which are parameterised for the motorcycle:
Tyre pressure within permitted
tolerance.
Tyre pressure close to limit of
permitted tolerance.
Tyre pressure outside permitted tolerance.
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A warning is also issued if tyre
pressure drops sharply but stays
within the permitted tolerance.
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Accessories
Accessories
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Power socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
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Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Topcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Accessories
Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
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General instructions
BMW Motorrad recommends
the use of parts and accessories
for your motorcycle that are approved by BMW for this purpose.
Genuine BMW parts and accessories and other products
which BMW has approved can
be obtained from your authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer, together
with expert advice on their installation and use.
These parts and products have
been tested by BMW for safety,
function and suitability. BMW
accepts product liability for them.
Conversely, BMW is unable to
accept any liability whatsoever
for parts and accessories which it
has not approved.
Also bear in mind the information on the effect of wheel size
on suspension-control systems
( 102).
BMW Motorrad cannot
assess each non-BMW
product to determine whether it can be used on or in connection with BMW motorcycles
without constituting a safety hazard. Country-specific official authorisation does not suffice as
assurance. Tests conducted by
these instances cannot make
provision for all operating conditions experienced by BMW motorcycles and, consequently, they
are not sufficient in some circumstances.
Use only parts and accessories approved by BMW for your
motorcycle.
Whenever you are planning
modifications, comply with all the
legal requirements. Make sure
that the motorcycle does not
infringe the national road-vehicle
construction and use regulations
applicable in your country.
Power socket
Ratings
The supply to the socket 1 is cut
off automatically if battery voltage
is too low or the load exceeds
the maximum rating.
Operating electrical
accessories
You can start using electrical accessories only when the ignition
is switched on. The accessory
remains operational if the ignition
is subsequently switched off. In
order to ensure that the drain on
the on-board power supply sys-
Cable routing
The cables from the power socket to the auxiliary device must be
routed in such a way that they:
Do not impede the rider
Do not restrict or obstruct the
steering angle and handling
characteristics
Cannot be trapped
Incorrectly routed cables
can impede the rider.
Route the cables as described
above.
Luggage
Payload of cases
Correct loading
Overloading and imbalanced loads can adversely
affect the motorcycle's handling.
Do not exceed the permissible
gross weight and be sure to
comply with the instructions on
loading.
Set spring preload, damping
characteristic and tyre pressures to suit total weight.
Ensure that the case volumes
on the left and right are equal.
Make sure that the weight is
uniformly distributed between
right and left.
Pack heavy items at the bottom and toward the inboard
side.
Note the maximum permissible
payload of the cases and the
speed limit for riding with cases
on the motorcycle.
with case OA
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see label in case
Maximum permissible
speed for riding with
cases fitted to the motorcycle
with case OA
see label in case
Note the maximum permissible payload of the topcase and
the speed limit for riding with a
topcase on the motorcycle.
Payload of topcase
with topcase OA
see label in topcase
Accessories
tem is minimised, the supply to
the power socket is cut off approximately 15 minutes after the
ignition is switched off, and it is
also temporarily interrupted during the start procedure.
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Maximum permissible
speed for riding with topcase fitted to the motorcycle
Accessories
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see label in topcase
Note the maximum permissible
payload of the tank rucksack.
Payload of luggage carrier
luggage and down to the luggage rack.
}10 kg
Lashing luggage
Remove the seat (
58).
Payload of tank rucksack
with tank rucksack OA
Pass luggage strap 1 through
luggage rack 3 and pull it tight.
Check that the luggage is secure.
}5 kg
Note the maximum permissible
payload of the tank bag.
Payload of tankbag
with tankbag OA
}5 kg
Note the maximum permissible
payload of the luggage carrier.
Pull luggage strap 1 through
underneath the seat in the vicinity 2 of the filler neck of the
fuel tank. Make sure that the
strap is in front of the ribs on
the underside of the seat.
Install the seat ( 58).
Position the luggage strap appropriately to hold the item of
Cases
with case OA
Opening cases
Pull the grey release lever
(OPEN) up again and
simultaneously pull case lid 3
out of the retainer.
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Push lock straps 2 out and pull
them up.
This expands the case to maximum volume.
Turn the lock barrel to the
OPEN position.
Press catches 1 of the case lid
into retainers 2 until they snap
closed.
Also press catches 3 of the
lock straps into retainers 2 until
they engage.
Pull the grey release lever 1
(OPEN) up.
Lock straps 2 open.
Adjusting case volume
Close only the lid of the case.
Close lock straps 2.
Accessories
Closing cases
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Press the case lid against the
case body.
The case volume adapts to the
contents.
Installing cases
Secure attachment
Accessories
Removing cases
Turn the lock barrel to the RELEASE position.
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Pull the black release lever
(RELEASE) up and simultaneously pull the case out.
Then lift the case out of the
bottom holder.
Hook the case into bottom
holder 2 and pivot it toward
the motorcycle.
Pull the black release lever
(RELEASE) up and push the
case into top holder 1 until
seated.
Push the black release lever
(RELEASE) down until it engages.
Turn the key in the case lock
in line with the forward direction of travel and remove the
key from the lock.
If a case wobbles or is difficult
to fit, it has to be adapted to the
gap between the top and bottom
holders.
Opening topcase
Pull the release lever all the
way up.
The lid of the topcase opens.
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Screws 1 inside the case allow
you to make this adjustment.
Topcase
Accessories
Closing topcase
Turn the key to the OPEN position in the topcase lock.
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with topcase OA
Pull release lever 2 all the way
up.
Close the lid of the topcase
and hold it down. Check that
nothing is trapped between the
lid and the case.
Push lock barrel 1 forward.
Lever 2 pops up.
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Accessories
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Push the release lever down
until it engages.
Turn key 1 in the topcase lock
to the LOCK position and remove the key from the lock.
Removing topcase
Turn the key to the RELEASE
position in the topcase lock.
The handle pops out.
Pull handle 3 up as far as it will
go.
Lift the topcase at the rear and
remove it from the luggage
carrier.
Hook the topcase into position
on the carrier. Make sure that
hooks 4 are securely seated in
the corresponding keepers.
Installing topcase
Pull the handle up as far as it
will go.
Push handle 3 down until it
engages.
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Accessories
Turn the key in the topcase
lock to the LOCK position and
remove the key from the lock.
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Accessories
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Maintenance
Maintenance
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
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Brake system, general . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Rear-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Maintenance
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
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General instructions
The "Maintenance" chapter describes straightforward procedures for checking and replacing
certain wear parts.
Special tightening torques are listed as applicable. The tightening
torques for the threaded fasteners on your motorcycle are listed
in the section entitled "Technical
data".
You will find information on more
extensive maintenance and repair
work in the Repair Manual on
DVD for your motorcycle, which
is available from your authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Some of the work calls for special tools and a thorough knowledge of motorcycle technology.
If you are in doubt consult a specialist workshop, preferably your
authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Toolkit
5
with service toolkit OA
Service toolkit
6
Socket
Open-ended spanners of
various sizes
Adapter
To accommodate the 1/
4" bits and the 9x12 mm
and the 3/8" universal-joint
adapter
Engine oil
Checking engine oil level
1
2
3
4
Extending tool holder
holds all tools by means of
adapters, and for removing
the spark plug
1/4" bits
Bits of various sizes
3/8" adapter for sockethead screws, w/f 22
for removing the quickrelease axle from the front
wheel
Electric torch
The engine can seize if the
oil level is low, and this can
lead to accidents.
Always make sure that the oil
level is correct.
The oil level varies with the
temperature of the oil. The
higher the temperature, the higher the level of oil in the sump.
Checking the oil level with the
engine cold or after no more than
a short ride will lead to misinterpretation; this in turn, means that
the engine will be operated with
the incorrect quantity of oil.
In order to ensure that the engine oil level is read correctly,
check the oil level only after a
lengthy trip.
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Remove oil dipstick 1.
Engine oil level
Between MIN and MAX
marks
Use a dry cloth to wipe gauge
length 2 clean
Seat the oil dipstick on the oil
filler neck, but do not engage
the threads.
If the oil level is below the MIN
mark:
Top up the engine oil ( 94).
If the oil level is above the MAX
mark:
Have the oil level corrected
by a specialist workshop,
Maintenance
Wipe the area around the oil
filler neck clean.
Allow the engine to idle until
the fan starts up, then allow it
to idle one minute longer.
Switch off the engine.
Make sure the engine is at operating temperature and hold
the motorcycle upright.
with centre stand OE
Check that the engine is at operating temperature, make sure
the ground is level and firm
and place the motorcycle on its
centre stand.
Remove the oil dipstick and
check the oil level.
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preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
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Install the oil dipstick.
Maintenance
Topping up engine oil
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Wipe the area around the filler
neck clean.
also applies if the oil level is too
high.
Always make sure that the oil
level is correct.
Top up the engine oil to the
specified level.
Check the engine oil level
( 92).
Install the oil dipstick.
Brake system, general
Reliability
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Remove oil dipstick 1.
Damage to the engine
can result if it is operated
without enough oil, but the same
A fully functional brake system is
a basic requirement for the road
safety of your motorcycle.
Do not ride the motorcycle if you
have any doubts about the dependability of the brake system.
Under these circumstances have
the brake system checked by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Incorrect working practices
endanger the reliability of
the brakes.
Have all work on the brake system performed by a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Checking operation of
brakes
Pull the handbrake lever.
The pressure point must be
clearly perceptible.
Press the footbrake lever.
The pressure point must be
clearly perceptible.
If pressure points are not clearly
perceptible:
Have the brakes checked by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Checking front brake pad
thickness
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Brake-pad wear limit,
front
Visually inspect the left and
right brake pads to ascertain
their thickness. Viewing direction: Between wheel and front
suspension toward the brake
calipers.
min 1.0 mm (Friction pad
only, without backing
plate. The wear indicators
(grooves) must be clearly
visible.)
If the wear indicating marks are
no longer clearly visible:
Brake pads worn past the
minimum permissible thickness can cause a reduction in
braking efficiency and under
certain circumstances they can
cause damage to the brake system.
In order to ensure the dependability of the brake system, do not
permit the brake pads to wear
past the minimum permissible
thickness.
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Have the brake pads replaced
by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Maintenance
Brake pads
Checking rear brake pad
thickness
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
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cause damage to the brake system.
In order to ensure the dependability of the brake system, do not
permit the brake pads to wear
past the minimum permissible
thickness.
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Maintenance
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Visually inspect the brake pads
to ascertain their thickness.
Viewing direction: from the rear
toward brake caliper 1.
Brake-pad wear limit, rear
min 1.0 mm (Friction pad
only, without backing plate.
The wear indicators must be
clearly visible.)
If the wear indicating mark is no
longer visible:
Brake pads worn past the
minimum permissible thickness can cause a reduction in
braking efficiency and under
certain circumstances they can
Have the brake pads replaced
by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Brake fluid
Checking brake-fluid
level, front brakes
A low fluid level in the
brake reservoir can allow air
to penetrate the brake system.
This significantly reduces braking
efficiency.
Check the brake-fluid level at
regular intervals.
Move the handlebars to the
straight-ahead position.
Brake fluid level, front
DOT4 brake fluid
Do not permit the brake fluid
level to drop below the MIN
mark.
Check the brake fluid level in
front reservoir 1.
Wear of the brake pads
causes the brake fluid level
in the reservoir to sink.
If the brake fluid level drops below the permitted level:
Have the defect rectified as
quickly as possible by a specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Checking brake-fluid
level, rear brakes
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A low fluid level in the
brake reservoir can allow air
to penetrate the brake system.
This significantly reduces braking
efficiency.
Check the brake-fluid level at
regular intervals.
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Make sure the ground is level
and firm and hold the motorcycle upright.
with centre stand OE
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its centre stand.
Maintenance
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and hold the motorcycle upright.
with centre stand OE
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its centre stand.
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Coolant
8
Checking coolant level
Maintenance
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Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Check the brake fluid level in
rear reservoir 1.
Wear of the brake pads
causes the brake fluid level
in the reservoir to sink.
Brake fluid level, rear
DOT4 brake fluid
Do not permit the brake fluid
level to drop below the MIN
mark.
If the brake fluid level drops below the permitted level:
Have the defect rectified as
quickly as possible by a specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Check the coolant level in expansion tank 1.
Lift the fairing side panel up to
remove.
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Coolant level
Remove screws 1 securing the
right mirror.
Remove the mirror.
between MIN and MAX
marks on the expansion tank
If the coolant drops below the
permitted level:
Top up the coolant.
Top up the coolant
Remove the centre trim panel
( 120).
Remove two screws 1.
Remove short screw 2.
Remove three screws 3.
Open cap 1 of the expansion
tank.
Top up the coolant to the specified level.
Close the cap of the expansion
tank.
Maintenance
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Install two screws 1
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Maintenance
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If the pressure point is not clearly
perceptible:
Have the clutch checked by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Checking clutch play
Push the fairing side panel behind the bottom side panel,
making sure that guide 4 of the
side panel engages mount 5.
Turn the handlebars all the way
to left
Hold the mirror in position.
Install screws 1.
Install the centre trim panel
( 120).
Clutch
Checking clutch operation
Pull the clutch lever.
The pressure point must be
clearly perceptible.
Install three screws 3.
Install short screw 2.
Pull clutch cable 1 as far as
possible away from the clutch
lever.
Clutch play
1 mm (Handlebars turned
fully left, between handlebar
fitting and clutch cable)
Clutch play is out of tolerance:
Adjust the clutch play ( 101).
Adjusting clutch play
Slacken nut 3.
To increase clutch play: screw
nut 2 up.
To reduce clutch play: screw
nut 2 down.
Check the clutch play ( 100).
Repeat the steps in this procedure until clutch play is set
correctly.
Tighten nut 3.
Tyres
Checking tyre tread depth
Your motorcycle's handling
and grip can be impaired
even before the tyres wear to
the minimum tyre tread depth
permitted by law.
Have the tyres changed in good
time before they wear to the
minimum permissible tread
depth.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Measure the tyre tread depth
in the main tread grooves with
wear marks.
Tyres have wear indicators
integrated into the main
tread grooves. The tyre is worn
out when the tyre tread has worn
down to the level of the marks.
The locations of the marks are
indicated on the edge of the tyre,
e.g. by the letters TI, TWI or by
an arrow.
If the tyre tread is worn to minimum:
Replace tyre or tyres, as applicable.
Rims
Checking rims
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Visually inspect the rims for
defects.
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Maintenance
Measure clutch play A
between the handlebar fitting
and the clutch cable.
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Have damaged rims checked
and, if necessary, replaced by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Maintenance
Wheels
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Tyre recommendation
For each size of tyre BMW
Motorrad tests certain makes,
and approves those that it
certifies as roadworthy. If BMW
Motorrad has not approved the
wheels and tyres, it cannot
assess their suitability or provide
any guarantee of road safety.
Use only wheels and tyres approved by BMW Motorrad for
your type of motorcycle.
You can obtain detailed information from your authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer or on the Internet at www.bmw-motorrad.com.
Effect of wheel size on
ABS
Wheel size is very important as a
parameter for the ABS. In particular, the diameter and the width
of a motorcycle's wheels are programmed into the control unit
and are fundamental to all calculations. Any change in these
influencing variables, caused for
example by a switch to wheels
other than those installed exworks, can have serious effects
on the performance of the control systems.
The sensor rings are essential
for correct road-speed calculation, and they too must match
the motorcycle's control systems and consequently cannot
be changed.
If you decide that you would like
to fit non-standard wheels to
your motorcycle, it is very important to consult a specialist workshop beforehand, preferably an
authorised BMW Motorrad dealer. In some cases, the data programmed into the control units
can be changed to suit the new
wheel sizes.
RDC label
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
Incorrect tyre-removal procedures can result in damage to the RDC sensors.
Be sure to notify the authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer or specialist workshop that the wheel is
fitted with an RDC sensor.
Removing front wheel
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Mask off the parts of the wheel
rim that could be scratched in
the process of removing the
brake calipers.
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Once the calipers have
been removed, there is
a risk of the brake pads being
pressed together to the extent
that they cannot be slipped back
over the brake disc on reassembly.
Do not operate the handbrake
lever when the brake calipers
have been removed.
Remove securing screws 1 of
the brake calipers on left and
right.
Force the brake pads slightly
apart by rocking brake caliper 2
back and forth A against brake
disc 3.
Carefully pull the brake calipers
back and out until clear of the
brake discs.
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
When removing the left brake
caliper, take care not to damage the ABS sensor cable.
Place the motorcycle on an
auxiliary stand; BMW Motorrad
recommends the BMW Motorrad rear-wheel stand.
Maintenance
If the motorcycle is equipped
with RDC, each wheel rim bears
an adhesive label indicating the
position of the RDC sensor.
When changing the tyre, take
care not to damage the RDC
sensor. Be sure to draw the
attention of the authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer or specialist
workshop to the fact that the
wheel is fitted with an RDC
sensor.
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Maintenance
104
Install the rear-wheel stand
( 110).
with centre stand OE
Place the motorcycle on its
centre stand.
Raise front of motorcycle until
the front wheel can turn freely.
BMW Motorrad recommends
the BMW Motorrad front-wheel
stand for lifting the motorcycle.
Install the front wheel stand
( 109).
Remove quick-release axle 5,
while supporting the wheel.
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
Do not damage the ABS
sensor on the left-hand side
when rolling out the wheel.
Roll the front wheel forward to
remove.
Threaded fasteners not
tightened to the specified
torque can work loose or their
threads can suffer damage.
Always have the security of the
fasteners checked by a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
There is a risk of damaging
parts of the front brake,
particularly the BMW Motorrad
ABS, in the course of the procedure described below.
Take care not to damage the
brake system, in particular the
ABS sensor with cable and the
ABS sensor ring.
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Remove spacing bushing 6
from the left-hand side of the
wheel hub.
Remove axle clamping screw 4.
Installing front wheel
The front wheel must be
installed right way round to
rotate in the correct direction.
Note the direction-of-rotation arrows on the tyre or the wheel
rim.
Slip spacing bushing 6 onto
the left-hand side of the wheel
hub.
Roll the front wheel into position between the front forks.
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
Do not damage the ABS
sensor on the left-hand side
when rolling in the wheel.
Raise the front wheel, insert
quick-release axle 5 and tighten to specified torque.
Quick-release axle in axle
holder
50 Nm
Tighten axle clamping screw 4
to the specified torque.
Clamp of quick-release
axle
20 Nm
Remove the front-wheel stand.
The cable of the ABS
sensor could chafe through
if it comes into contact with the
brake disc.
Make sure that the ABS sensor
cable is routed snugly along the
front suspension.
Route ABS sensor cable 2 as
illustrated here.
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Maintenance
Ease the brake calipers on to
the brake discs.
with BMW Motorrad ABS OE
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Remove the rear wheel
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Maintenance
106
Tighten securing screws 1 to
the specified tightening torque.
Place the motorcycle on an
auxiliary stand; BMW Motorrad
recommends the BMW Motorrad rear-wheel stand.
Install the rear-wheel stand
( 110).
with centre stand OE
Place the motorcycle on its
centre stand.
Brake caliper on fork leg
Remove screw 2 for the bracket of the silencer from the rear
footrest.
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30 Nm
Remove the adhesive tape
from the wheel rim.
Operate the brake several
times until the brake pads are
bedded.
exhaust manifold to take its
weight.
Slacken screw 1 on the silencer.
Do not remove the sealing
grease from the clamp.
Place a suitable support (e.g.
wooden block) underneath the
Lower the rear wheel to the
ground.
Roll the rear wheel out toward
the rear.
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Turn silencer 3 down and lay it
down.
Engage first gear.
Threaded fasteners not
tightened to the specified
torque can work loose or their
threads can suffer damage.
Always have the security of the
fasteners checked by a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Roll the rear wheel into position
at the rear-wheel adapter.
Seat the rear wheel on the
rear-wheel adapter.
Place a support underneath
the rear wheel and remove
studs 4.
Tighten wheel studs 4 to specified torque in diagonally opposite sequence.
Rear wheel to drive shaft
60 Nm
Maintenance
Installing rear wheel
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Maintenance
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Turn silencer 3 to its initial position.
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Tighten the ball-joint clamp on
the silencer to the specified
tightening torque.
Tighten screw 2 for the bracket of the silencer in the rear
footrest to the specified torque.
Silencer to manifold
Silencer to rear frame
35 Nm
Install screw 2 for the bracket of the silencer in the rear
footrest, but do not tighten it at
this point.
19 Nm
Remove the auxiliary stand, if
installed beforehand.
Use
A front-wheel stand for simple,
safe changing of the front wheel
is available from BMW Motorrad.
The BMW special tool number
is 36 3 970 and the front-wheel
stand is available from your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
The BMW Motorrad front
wheel stand is not designed
to support motorcycles not fitted
with a centre stand or without
other auxiliary stands. A motorcycle resting only on the front
wheel stand and the rear wheel
can topple.
Place the motorcycle on its
centre stand or another auxiliary
stand before lifting the front
wheel with the BMW Motorrad
front-wheel stand.
Installing front wheel
stand
Place the motorcycle on an
auxiliary stand; BMW Motorrad
recommends the BMW Motorrad rear-wheel stand.
Install the rear-wheel stand
( 110).
with centre stand OE
Place the motorcycle on its
centre stand.
Use locating pins 3 to set the
front-wheel stand to the desired height.
Centre the front-wheel stand
relative to the front wheel and
push it against the front axle.
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Maintenance
Front-wheel stand
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Align the two adapters 2 so
that the front forks are securely
seated.
Tighten adjusting screws 1.
Slacken adjusting screws 1.
Push the two adapters 2 apart
until the front forks fit between
them.
Installing rear-wheel
stand
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Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Maintenance
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Apply uniform pressure to push
the front-wheel stand down
and raise the motorcycle.
Rear-wheel stand
Use
BMW Motorrad offers a rearwheel stand for holding motorcycles (including those without
centre stands) securely upright
for maintenance work. The BMW
special tool number is 36 3 980
and the rear-wheel stand is available from your authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Use screws 1 to set the rearwheel stand to the desired
height.
Remove retaining disc 2. To
do so, press release button 3.
Push the rear-wheel stand from
the right onto the rear axle.
Push the retaining disc on from
the left, while holding the unlock button down.
Grip the rear grab handle of the
motorcycle with your left hand
and use your right to grip the
lever of the rear-wheel stand 4.
The bulb is pressurised and
can cause injury if damLift the motorcycle upright,
simultaneously pressing the
lever down until the stand supports the motorcycle in the upright position.
Press the lever down to the
ground.
Bulbs
General instructions
A warning appears in the multifunction display if a bulb is defective.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
aged.
Wear protective goggles and
gloves when changing bulbs.
The types of bulb fitted to
your motorcycle are listed
in the section entitled "Technical
data".
Do not touch the glass of
new bulbs with your fingers.
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
the bulbs when handling them.
Dirt deposits, in particular oil and
grease, interfere with heat radiation from the bulb. This leads
to overheating and shortens the
bulb's operating life.
Replacing low-beam and
high-beam headlight bulb
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If it is not standing firmly,
the motorcycle could topple
in the course of the operations
described below.
Always make sure that the
motorcycle is stable and firmly
supported.
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Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.
Turn the handlebars to the
left to facilitate access.
Maintenance
it is easier for other users to
oversee the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
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Replace the defective bulb.
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Bulb for high-beam
headlight
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Maintenance
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
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Bulbs for the low-beam
headlight
Remove cover 2 (low-beam
headlight) or cover 3 (highbeam headlight) by pulling
lever 1.
Disengage spring clips 5 from
the fastenings and swing them
aside.
Remove bulb 6.
Disconnect plug 4.
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Insert the bulb; make sure that
projection 7 is correctly positioned (high-beam headlight
down / low-beam headlight up)
and make check that the bulb
engages correctly.
Turn the handlebars to the
left to facilitate access.
Close and lock spring clips 5.
Install cover 2 (low-beam headlight) or cover 3 (high-beam
headlight).
Replacing parking-light
bulb
Connect plug 4.
If it is not standing firmly,
the motorcycle could topple
in the course of the operations
described below.
Always make sure that the
motorcycle is stable and firmly
supported.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Disconnect plug 1.
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Maintenance
Switch off the ignition.
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Replace the defective bulb.
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Bulb for parking light
114
Maintenance
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Turn bulb socket 2 counterclockwise to remove.
Turn bulb socket 2 clockwise
to install.
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Push bulb 3 into its socket.
Remove bulb 3 from the bulb
holder.
Connect plug 1.
Pull the bulb housing to the
rear to remove.
If it is not standing firmly,
the motorcycle could topple
in the course of the operations
described below.
Always make sure that the
motorcycle is stable and firmly
supported.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.
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Press bulb 2 into its socket
and turn it clockwise to install.
Press bulb 2 into its socket
and turn it counter-clockwise to
remove.
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Replace the defective bulb.
Bulb for tail light/brake
light
P21/5W / 12 V / 5 W / 21 W
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
the new bulb.
Remove screws 1.
Maintenance
Replacing the brake light
and rear light bulbs
Install the bulb housing with
screws 1.
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Replacing turn indicator
bulbs, front or rear
Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, rear
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with white turn indicators OE
Maintenance
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
Remove screw 1.
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Turn bulb 2 counter-clockwise
and remove it from the bulb
housing.
Replace the defective bulb.
Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, front
R10W / 12 V / 10 W
with white turn indicators OE
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
Pull the glass out of the reflector housing at the threadedfastener side.
Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, rear
R10W / 12 V / 10 W
Turn bulb 2 clockwise to install
it in the bulb housing.
Working from the inboard side,
insert the glass into the bulb
housing and close the housing.
Install screw 1.
The wires leading to the
power socket do not have
a load-capacity rating adequate
for jump-starting the engine. Excessively high current can lead
to a cable fire or damage to the
vehicle electronics.
Do not use the on-board socket
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.
8
Jump-starting with a donorbattery voltage higher than
12 V can damage the vehicle
electronics.
Make sure that the battery of the
donor vehicle has a voltage rating
of 12 V.
117
Remove the centre trim panel
( 120).
When jump-starting the engine,
do not disconnect the battery
from the on-board electrical
system.
Maintenance
Jump starting
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Run the engine of the donor
vehicle during jump-starting.
Begin by connecting one end
of the red jump lead to positive terminal 2 of the discharged
battery and the other end to
the positive terminal of the
donor battery.
Then connect one end of the
black jump lead to the negative
terminal of the donor battery
and the other end to negative
terminal 1 of the discharged
battery.
Start the engine of the vehicle
with the discharged battery
in the usual way; if the en-
gine does not start, wait a few
minutes before repeating the
attempt in order to protect the
starter motor and the donor
battery.
Allow both engines to idle for a
few minutes before disconnecting the jump leads.
Disconnect the jump lead from
the negative terminals 1 first,
then disconnect the second
jump lead from the positive
terminals 2.
Do not use proprietary
start-assist sprays or other products to start the engine.
Install the centre trim panel
( 120).
Battery
Maintenance instructions
Correct upkeep, recharging and
storage will prolong the life of
the battery and are essential if
warranty claims are to be considered.
Compliance with the points below is important in order to maximise battery life:
Keep the surface of the battery
clean and dry
Do not open the battery
Do not top up with water
Be sure to read and comply
with the instructions for charging the battery on the following pages
Do not turn the battery upside
down
If the battery is not disconnected, the on-board electronics (e.g. clock, etc.) gradually
drain the battery. This can cause
the battery to run flat. If this happens, warranty claims will not be
accepted.
If the motorcycle is to be out of
use for more than four weeks,
disconnect the battery or con-
connected directly to the battery
posts.
BMW Motorrad has developed a float charger specially designed for compatibility
with the electronics of your motorcycle. Using this charger, you
can keep the battery charged
during long periods of disuse,
without having to disconnect the
battery from the motorcycle's
on-board systems. You can obtain additional information from
your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Only chargers suitable for
this mode of charging can
be used to recharge the battery
via the on-board socket. Unsuitable chargers could cause damage to the motorcycle's on-board
electrics.
Use BMW chargers with the
part numbers 71 60 7 688 864
(220 V) or, as applicable,
71 60 7 688 865 (110 V). If
you are in doubt, disconnect
the battery from the on-board
systems and connect the charger
directly to the battery.
Charging battery when
connected
Charging the connected
battery directly at the battery terminals can damage the
vehicle electronics.
Always disconnect the battery
from the on-board circuits before recharging it with a charger
If you switch on the ignition and the multifunction
display and telltale lights fail to
light up, the battery is completely
flat. Attempting to charge a completely flat battery via the onboard socket can cause damage
to the motorcycle's electronics.
If a battery has discharged to the
extent that it is completely flat, it
has to be disconnected from the
on-board circuits and charged
with the charger connected directly to the battery posts.
Charge via the power socket, with the battery connected
to the motorcycle's on-board
electrical system.
The motorcycle's on-board
electronics know when the
battery is fully charged. The
on-board socket is switched off
when this happens.
Comply with the operating instructions of the charger.
If you are unable to charge
the battery through the onboard socket, you may be using
a charger that is not compatible
with your motorcycle's electronics. If this happens, disconnect
the battery from the on-board
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Maintenance
nect a suitable trickle charger to
the battery.
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systems and connect the charger
directly to the battery.
120
Charging battery when
disconnected
Maintenance
8
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Charge the battery using a
suitable charger.
Comply with the operating instructions of the charger.
Once the battery is fully
charged, disconnect the
charger's terminal clips from
the battery terminals.
The battery has to be recharged at regular intervals
in the course of a lengthy period
of disuse. See the instructions
for caring for your battery. Always fully recharge the battery
before restoring it to use
Removing centre trim
panel
Remove the seat (
58).
Installing centre trim
panel
Remove four screws 1 on left
and right and remove centre
trim panel 2.
Seat the centre trim panel in
guides 3 on left and right.
Install four screws 1 on left and
right.
Install the seat ( 58).
Removing battery
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.
Remove the centre trim panel
( 120).
Switch off the ignition.
Insert the battery into the battery compartment, with the
positive terminal on the right
in the direction of travel.
Disconnection in the wrong
sequence increases the risk
of short-circuits.
Always proceed in the correct
sequence.
Disconnect negative lead 1
first.
Then disconnect positive
lead 2.
Remove screw 3 and remove
the battery retainer.
Lift the battery up and out;
work it slightly back and forth
if it is difficult to remove.
Slip the battery holder over the
battery and install screw 3.
Connection in the wrong
sequence increases the risk
of short-circuits.
Always proceed in the correct
sequence.
Connect positive lead 2 to the
battery's positive terminal.
Connect negative lead 1 to the
battery's negative terminal.
8
If the battery was disconnected from the motorcycle
for a prolonged period of time
it will be necessary to enter the
current date in the instrument
panel, in order to ensure that the
service-due indicator functions
correctly.
If you want to have the date set
consult a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
121
Install the centre trim panel
( 120).
Set the clock (
42).
Maintenance
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Care
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Washing motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
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Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Protective wax coating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Laying up the motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . 126
Restoring motorcycle to use . . . . . . . 126
Care
Cleaning easily damaged components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
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Care products
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use the cleaning and
care products you can obtain
from your authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer. The substances
in BMW Care Products have
been tested in laboratories and in
practice; they provide optimised
care and protection for the
materials used in your vehicle.
The use of unsuitable
cleaning and care products
can damage vehicle components.
Do not use solvents such as cellulose thinners, cold cleaners,
fuel or the like, and do not use
cleaning products that contain
alcohol.
Washing motorcycle
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use BMW insect remover to soften and wash off
insects and stubborn dirt on
painted parts prior to washing
the motorcycle.
To prevent stains, do not wash
the motorcycle immediately after
it has been exposed to strong
sunlight and do not wash it in the
sun.
Make sure that the motorcycle
is washed frequently, especially
during the winter months.
To remove road salt, clean the
motorcycle with cold water immediately after every trip.
After the motorcycle has
been washed, ridden
through water or ridden in
the rain, the brake discs and
pads might be wet and the
brakes might not take effect
immediately.
Apply the brakes in good time
until the brake discs and brake
pads have dried out.
Warm water intensifies the
effect of salt.
Use only cold water to wash off
road salt.
The high pressure of steam
cleaners can damage seals,
the hydraulic brake system, the
electrical system, and the seat.
Do not use a steam jet or highpressure cleaning equipment.
Cleaning easily
damaged components
Plastics
Clean plastic parts with water
and BMW plastic care emulsion.
This includes in particular:
Windscreen and slipstream deflectors
Headlight lens made of plastic
Glass of the instrument panel
Black, unpainted parts
Soften stubborn dirt and
insects by covering the affected areas with a wet cloth.
Windscreen
Clean off dirt and insects with a
soft sponge and plenty of water.
Fuel and chemical solvents
attack the material of the
windscreen; the windscreen becomes opaque or dull.
Do not use cleaning agents.
Chrome
Use plenty of water and BMW
shampoo to clean chrome, particularly if it has been exposed to
road salt. Use chrome polish for
additional treatment.
Radiator
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.
Take care not to bend the fins
when cleaning the radiator.
Rubber
Treat rubber components with
water or BMW rubber-care
products.
Using silicone sprays for
the care of rubber seals can
cause damage.
Do not use silicone sprays or
other care products that contain
silicon.
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Paint care
Washing the motorcycle regularly
will help counteract the long-term
effects of substances that damage the paint, especially if your
motorcycle is ridden in areas
with high air pollution or natural
sources of dirt, for example tree
resin or pollen.
Remove particularly aggressive
substances immediately, however, as otherwise the paint can
be affected or become discoloured. Substances of this nature
include spilt fuel, oil, grease,
brake fluid and bird droppings.
We recommend BMW vehicle
polish or BMW paint cleaner for
this purpose.
Marks on the paintwork are particularly easy to see after the
motorcycle has been washed.
Care
If plastic parts are cleaned
using unsuitable cleaning
agents, the surfaces can be damaged.
Do not use cleaning agents that
contain alcohol, solvents or abrasives to clean plastic parts.
Even fly-remover pads or cleaning pads with hard surfaces can
produce scratches.
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Remove stains of this kind immediately, using cleaning-grade
benzene or petroleum spirit on a
clean cloth or ball of cotton wool.
BMW Motorrad recommends
BMW tar remover for removing
specks of tar. Remember to wax
the parts treated in this way.
Protective wax coating
BMW Motorrad recommends
applying only BMW car wax or
products containing carnauba
wax or synthetic wax.
It is time to rewax the paintwork when water "puddles" on
the surface, instead of forming
beads.
Laying up the
motorcycle
Clean the motorcycle.
Remove the battery.
Spray the brake and clutch
lever pivots, the side stand
pivots and the centre stand
pivots (if the motorcycle is fitted with a centre stand) with a
suitable lubricant.
Coat bright metal and chromeplated parts with an acid-free
grease (e.g. Vaseline).
Stand the motorcycle in a dry
room in such a way that there
is no load on either wheel.
Before laying the vehicle
up out of use, have the engine oil and the oil filter element
changed by a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer. Combine work for laying up/restoring
to use with a BMW service or
inspection.
Restoring motorcycle
to use
Remove the protective wax
coating.
Clean the motorcycle.
Install a charged battery.
Before starting: work through
the checklist.
Technical data
Technical data
Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Riding specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
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Fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Technical data
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
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Troubleshooting chart
Engine does not start at all or is difficult to start.
Possible cause
Remedy
Emergency off switch (kill switch)
Kill switch in operating position (run).
Side stand
Retract the side stand (
Gear engaged and clutch not disengaged.
Select neutral or pull clutch lever (
Clutch pulled before ignition was switched on
Switch on the ignition, then pull the clutch lever.
No fuel in tank
Refuelling (
Battery flat
Charge the battery when connected (
64).
64).
71).
119).
Threaded fasteners
Front wheel
Value
Valid
129
Brake caliper on fork leg
M10 x 1.25 x 35 - 10.9
10
30 Nm
M8 x 40
20 Nm
Quick-release axle in axle holder
M24 x 1.5
50 Nm
Rear wheel
Value
Rear wheel to drive shaft
M10 x 1.25
60 Nm
Silencer to manifold
M8 x 60 - 10.9
35 Nm
Silencer to rear frame
M8 x 35
19 Nm
Valid
Technical data
Clamp of quick-release axle
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Engine
Engine design
Two-cylinder four-stroke, DOHC with chain-andsprocket drive, 4 valves operated by cam followers, balancing conrod, liquid-cooled cylinders and
heads, integral water pump, 6-speed gearbox and
dry sump lubrication
Displacement
798 cm3
Cylinder bore
82 mm
Piston stroke
75.6 mm
Compression ratio
12 : 1
Nominal output
62.5 kW, - at engine speed: 8000 min-1
with regular unleaded (RON 91) OE
61 kW, - at engine speed: 8000 min-1
with power reduction OE
25 kW, - at engine speed: 7000 min-1
86 Nm, - at engine speed: 5800 min-1
Torque
with regular unleaded (RON
with power reduction OE
91) OE
83 Nm, - at engine speed: 5800 min-1
55 Nm, - at engine speed: 3500 min-1
Maximum engine speed
max 9000 min-1
Idle speed
1250+50 min-1
Recommended fuel grade
with regular unleaded (RON 91) OE
95 ROZ/RON, Super unleaded
91 ROZ/RON, Regular unleaded (fuel grade, usable with power- and consumption-related restrictions)
Usable fuel capacity
approx. 16 l
Reserve fuel
approx. 4 l
Engine oil
Engine oil, capacity
3 l, with filter change
0.3 l, additional, if swing-arm shaft cover is removed
of products recommended by BMW Motorrad and generally admissible viscosity classes
Castrol GPS SAE 10W-40
~-20 °C
SAE 10W-40
~-20 °C, Operation in winter
SAE 15W-40
~-10 °C
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Technical data
Fuel
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Oil grades
Technical data
132
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Mineral oils of API classification SF through SH.
BMW Motorrad recommends not using oil additives, because they can have a detrimental effect
on clutch operation. Please do not hesitate to
contact your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer
if you have any questions relating the choice of a
suitable engine oil for your motorcycle.
Clutch
Clutch type
Multiplate clutch running in oil bath
Transmission
Gearbox type
Claw-shift 6-speed gearbox, integrated into engine block
Gear ratios
Gearbox transmission ratios
1.943 (35/68 teeth), Primary transmission ratio
1:2.462 (13/32 teeth), 1st gear
1:1.750 (16/28 teeth), 2nd gear
1:1.381 (21/29 teeth), 3rd gear
1:1.174 (23/27 teeth), 4th gear
1:1.042 (24/25 teeth), 5th gear
1:0.960 (25/24 teeth), 6th gear
Rear-wheel drive
Type of final drive
Belt drive with damper in special housing
Type of rear suspension
Single-arm cast light-alloy swinging arm with camadjustable rear wheel axle
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Type of front suspension
Telescopic forks
Spring travel, front
140 mm, At wheel
with lowered
suspension OE
110 mm, At wheel
Type of rear suspension
Single-arm cast light-alloy swinging arm with camadjustable rear wheel axle
Type of rear suspension
Direct-pivot central spring strut with steplessly
adjustable rebound-stage damping
Spring travel at rear wheel
140 mm, At wheel
with lowered suspension OE
113 mm, At wheel
Technical data
Running gear
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Brakes
Type of front brake
Hydraulically operated twin disc brake with 4-piston fixed calipers and floating brake discs
Brake-pad material, front
Sintered metal
Type of rear brake
Hydraulically actuated 1-piston floating caliper with
fixed brake disc
Brake-pad material, rear
Sintered metal
Wheels and tyres
Recommended tyre sets
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You can obtain an up-to-date list of approved
tyres from your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer
or on the Internet at "www.bmw-motorrad.com".
Front wheel
Front wheel, type
Cast aluminium, MT H2
Front wheel rim size
3.50" x 17"
Tyre designation, front
120 / 70 ZR 17
Rear wheel
Rear wheel rim size
5.5" x 17"
Tyre designation, rear
180 / 55 ZR 17
Tyre pressure
Tyre pressure, front
2.5 bar, Tyre cold
Tyre pressure, rear
2.8 bar, Tyre cold
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Electrical rating of on-board socket
5 A, One on-board socket
Fuses
Electronic fuses protect all the circuits. If an electronic fuse trips and de-energises a circuit, the
circuit is active as soon as the ignition is switched
on after the fault has been rectified.
Battery
Battery type
AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) battery
Battery rated voltage
12 V
Battery rated capacity
14 Ah
Spark plugs
Spark plugs, manufacturer and designation
NGK DCPR 8 E
Electrode gap of spark plug
0.8...0.9 mm, When new
Technical data
Electrics
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Lighting
Bulb for high-beam headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulbs for the low-beam headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulb for parking light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Bulb for tail light/brake light
P21/5W / 12 V / 5 W / 21 W
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front
R10W / 12 V / 10 W
with white turn indicators OE
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear
with white turn
indicators OE
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
R10W / 12 V / 10 W
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
Frame
Frame type
Aluminium deltabox frame
Type plate location
Steering head, right
VIN location
Steering head, right
Length of motorcycle
2195 mm
Height of motorcycle
1225 mm, Without rider at unladen weight, to top
edge of windscreen
with lowered suspension OE
1195 mm, Without rider at unladen weight, to top
edge of windscreen
Width of motorcycle
860 mm, Across mirrors
Front-seat height
840 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
with dual seat, low OE
815 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
with lowered suspension OE
760 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
Weights
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Technical data
Dimensions
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Unladen weight
204 kg, DIN unladen weight, ready for road, 90 %
load of fuel, without optional extras
Permissible gross weight
405 kg
Maximum payload
201 kg
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Riding specifications
Top speed
with power reduction OE
>200 km/h
155 km/h
Service
Service
BMW Motorrad service . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
BMW Motorrad service quality . . . . . 140
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BMW Motorrad service
network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Confirmation of maintenance
work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Confirmation of service . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Service
BMW Motorrad mobility services roadside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
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BMW Motorrad service
Advanced technology requires
specially adapted methods of
maintenance and repair.
If maintenance and repair work is performed inexpertly, it could result in consequential damage and thus constitute a safety risk.
BMW Motorrad recommends you
to have all the associated work
on your motorcycle carried out
by a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer can provide information on
BMW services and the work undertaken as part of each service.
Have all maintenance and repair
work carried out confirmed in the
"Service" chapter in this manual.
Authorised BMW Motorrad dealers are supplied with the latest
technical information and have
the necessary technical knowhow. BMW Motorrad recommends that you contact your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer
if you have questions regarding
your motorcycle.
BMW Motorrad service
quality
Along with its reputation for engineering quality and high reliability, BMW Motorrad is a byword
for excellent quality of service.
To ensure that your BMW is always in optimum condition, BMW
Motorrad recommends that you
have the maintenance work required for your motorcycle carried out regularly, preferably by
your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer. For generous treatment of claims submitted after
the warranty period has expired,
evidence of regular maintenance
is essential.
Certain signs of wear, moreover,
may otherwise not be noticed
until it is too late to put them
right at moderate cost. Your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer's
mechanics know every detail of
your motorcycle and can take remedial action if necessary before
minor faults develop into serious
problems. By having the necessary repairs done properly and
in good time, you save time and
money in the long run.
BMW Motorrad mobility
services - roadside
assistance
In the event of a breakdown, the
BMW Motorrad mobility services
available for each new BMW motorcycle enable you to access an
extensive range of services such
as breakdown assistance, motorcycle transportation etc. (details
can differ from country to country). In the event of a breakdown,
"Service Contact Europe" or
"Service Contact Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Oceania".
BMW Motorrad service
network
The BMW running-in check has
to be performed when the motorcycle has covered between
500 km and 1200 km
BMW Motorrad has an extensive after-sales service network in
place to look after you and your
motorcycle in more than 100
countries. In Germany alone, you
have the best possible access
to approximately 200 authorised
BMW Motorrad dealers.
All information concerning the international dealership network
can be found in the brochure
Maintenance work
BMW Pre-delivery Check
Your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer conducts the BMW predelivery check before handing
over the motorcycle to you.
BMW Running-in Check
BMW Service
The BMW Service is carried out
once a year; the extent of servicing can vary, depending on the
age of the motorcycle and the
distance it has covered. Your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer
confirms that the service work
has been carried out and enters
the date when the next service
will be due.
Riders who cover long distances
in a year might have to bring in
their motorcycles for service before the next scheduled date. It
is to allow for these cases that
a maximum odometer reading is
entered as well in the confirmation of service. Servicing has to
be brought forward if this odometer reading is reached before
the next scheduled date for the
service.
The service-due indicator in the
multifunction display reminds you
about one month or 1000 km
in advance when the time for a
service is approaching, on the
basis of the programmed values.
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Service
contact the Mobile Service organisation of BMW Motorrad.
The specialists will provide the
necessary advice and assistance.
You will find important countryspecific contact addresses and
the after-sales service organisation phone numbers in the "Service Kontakt / Service Contact"
brochures, along with information on Mobile Service and the
dealership network.
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Check
BMW Running-in
Check
Completed
Completed
on
on
Service
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Confirmation of maintenance work
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
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on
or, if logged beforehand,
Odometer reading
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
BMW Service
BMW Service
Completed
Completed
Completed
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
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Service
BMW Service
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BMW Service
BMW Service
BMW Service
Completed
Completed
Completed
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
BMW Service
BMW Service
Completed
Completed
Completed
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
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Service
BMW Service
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BMW Service
BMW Service
BMW Service
Completed
Completed
Completed
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
on
or, if logged beforehand,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
Stamp, signature
Confirmation of service
The table is intended as a record of maintenance and repair work, the installation of optional accessories
and, if appropriate, special campaign (recall) work.
Odometer
reading
147
Date
Service
Item
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Item
Odometer
reading
Date
B
Battery, 15
Charging battery when
connected, 119
Charging battery when
disconnected, 120
Installation, 121
Maintenance instructions, 118
Removal, 120
Technical data, 135
Brake pads
Checking front, 95
Checking rear, 95
Running in, 67
Brakes
Adjusting handlebar lever, 53
Checking operation, 94
Fluid reservoir, rear, 13
Front fluid reservoir, 13
Safety instructions, 68
Technical data, 134
Bulbs
General instructions, 111
High-beam headlight, 19
Low-beam headlight, 19
Replacing front turn indicator
bulb, 116
Replacing high-beam headlight
bulb, 111
Replacing low-beam headlight
bulb, 111
Replacing rear turn indicator
bulb, 116
Replacing side-light bulb, 113
Replacing the brake light and
rear light bulbs, 115
Side lights, 19
Technical data, 136
Warning for bulb failure, 28
C
Care, 123
Case
Adjusting, 85
Closing, 85
Installing, 86
Opening, 85
Removing, 86
Checklist, 64
Cleaning, 123
Clock, 22
Adjusting, 18, 42
Clutch
Adjusting handlebar lever, 53
Technical data, 132
Confirmation of maintenance
work, 142
Coolant
Checking fill level, 98
Reading, 13
Temperature gauge, 23, 24
Topping up, 99
Warning for
overtemperature, 27
Currency, 7
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A
Abbreviations and symbols, 6
ABS
Self-diagnosis, 66
Accessories
General instructions, 82
Anti-theft alarm, 18
Warnings, 37
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150
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D
Damping, 13, 55
Dimensions
Technical data, 137
E
Electrics
Technical data, 135
Electronic immobiliser EWS, 41
Warning, 27
Emergency off switch (kill
switch), 17, 52
Engine
Starting, 64
Technical data, 130
Warning for engine
electronics, 28
Engine oil
Checking level, 92
Dipstick, 11
Filler neck, 11
Topping up, 94
Warning for engine oil
pressure, 28
Equipment, 7
F
First-aid kit
Stowage, 14
Frame
Technical data, 136
Front-wheel stand, 109
Fuel
Fill-level indicator, 23, 24
Refuelling, 71
Warning for fuel down to
reserve, 27
Fuses, 135
G
Gear indicator, 23
Grip heating, 17, 52
H
Handlebar fittings
General view, left side, 16
General view, right side, 17
Hazard warning flashers, 16
Headlight
Adjustment for driving on left/
driving on right, 57
Beam throw, 57
Headlight flasher, 16
Helmet holder, 14, 58
High-beam headlight, 16, 19
Telltale light, 22
Horn, 16
I
Idle
Telltale light, 22
Ignition
Switching off, 40
Switching on, 40
Immobiliser, 41
Instrument cluster
Overview, 18
Sensor for instrument cluster
lighting, 18
J
Jump starting, 117
L
Laying up, 126
Lights
Adjusting headlight beam
throw, 11
Headlight flasher, 50
High-beam headlight, 50
Parking light, 50
Switching on low-beam
headlight, 49
Switching on the side lights, 49
Low-beam headlight, 19
Switching on, 49
Lowered suspension
Restrictions, 62
Luggage
Correct loading, 83
Lashing, 84
M
Maintenance
General instructions, 92
Mirrors
Adjusting, 54
Mobility services, 140
Motorcycle
Care, 123
Cleaning, 123
General view, left side, 11
General view, right side, 13
Laying up, 126
Parking, 69
Restoring to use, 126
Multifunction display, 18
Status indicators, 22
O
Odometer and tripmeters, 22
Select the readings, 42
On-board computer, 16
Ambient temperature, 44
Average consumption, 45
Average speed, 44
Current consumption, 46
Operation, 43
Range, 46
Redline warning, 48
Stopwatch, 47
Warnings, 29
P
Parking, 69
Parking light, 50
Power socket, 13, 82
Pre-ride check, 65
Puncture repair kit
Stowage, 15
R
Rear-wheel drive
Technical data, 133
Rear-wheel stand, 110
Redline warning
Reading, 18
Refuelling, 71
Reserve volume
Warning, 27
Restoring to use, 126
Rev. counter, 18
Rider's Manual, 14
Running gear
Technical data, 133
Running in, 67
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Index
K
Keys, 40, 41
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152
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S
Safety instructions, 62
Brakes, 68
Seat, 14
Installation, 58
Removal, 58
Seat lock, 11
Service, 140
Service-due indicator, 22
Side light, 19
Switching on, 49
Spark plugs
Technical data, 135
Speedometer, 18
Spring preload
Adjusting, 13, 54
Adjusting wrench, 14
Starter, 17
Starting, 64
Status indicators
With RDC, 24
Steering lock, 40
Stopwatch, 18
T
Technical data
Battery, 135
Brakes, 134
Bulbs, 136
Clutch, 132
Dimensions, 137
Electrics, 135
Engine, 130
Frame, 136
Rear-wheel drive, 133
Running gear, 133
Spark plugs, 135
Standards, 7
Transmission, 132
Weights, 137
Wheels and tyres, 134
Telltale lights, 18, 22
Toolkit, 14
Contents, 92
Topcase
Closing, 87
Installing, 88
Opening, 87
Removing, 88
Torques, 129
Transmission
Technical data, 132
Transportation
Lashing, 72
Trim panels
Installing centre trim panel, 120
Removing centre trim
panel, 120
Troubleshooting chart, 128
Turn indicators
Left, 16
Right, 17
Switching off, 17
Telltale light, 22
Tyre pressure monitoring RDC
Adhesive label for rim, 102
Operation, 49
Status indicators, 24
Warnings, 32
W
Warning lights, 18
Warnings
Mode of presentation, 24
With anti-theft alarm, 37
With on-board computer, 29
Warnings, overview, 26, 31, 34
Weights
Technical data, 137
Wheels
Change of size, 102
Installing front wheel, 104
Installing rear wheel, 107
Remove the rear wheel, 106
Removing front wheel, 103
Technical data, 134
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153
Index
Tyres
Checking inflation pressure, 56
Recommendation, 102
Running in, 67
Technical data, 134
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Details described or illustrated
in this booklet may differ from
the motorcycle's actual specification as purchased, the accessories fitted or the national-market
specification. No claims will be
entertained as a result of such
discrepancies.
Dimensions, weights, fuel consumption and performance data
are quoted to the customary tolerances.
The right to modify designs,
equipment and accessories is
reserved.
Errors and omissions excepted.
© 2009 BMW Motorrad
Not to be reproduced either
wholly or in part without written
permission from BMW Motorrad,
After Sales.
Printed in Germany.
Important data for refuelling
Fuel
Recommended fuel grade
with regular unleaded (RON 91) OE
95 ROZ/RON, Super unleaded
91 ROZ/RON, Regular unleaded
(fuel grade, usable with powerand consumption-related restrictions)
Usable fuel capacity
approx. 16 l
Reserve fuel
approx. 4 l
Tyre pressure
Tyre pressure, front
2.5 bar, Tyre cold
Tyre pressure, rear
2.8 bar, Tyre cold
BMW recommends
Order No.: 01 41 7 726 271
05.2009, 4th edition
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