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BMW Motorrad
The Ultimate
Riding Machine
Rider's Manual
R 1200 GS
Motorcycle data/dealership details
Motorcycle data
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Person to contact in Service department
Vehicle identification number
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Colour code
Phone number
Date of first registration
Registration number
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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 vehicle'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.
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Table of Contents
You can also consult the index at
the end of this Rider's Manual if
you want to find a particular topic
or item of information.
1 General instructions . . . . 5
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and
symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2 General views . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
General view, left side . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . 13
Multifunction switch, left . . . . 14
Multifunction switch,
right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . 17
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
3 Status indicators . . . . . . .
Multifunction display . . . . . . . .
Service-due indicator . . . . . . . .
Fuel reserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
19
20
21
21
Ambient temperature. . . . . . . .
Tyre pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oil level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recommendation to upshift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning and telltale
lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning symbols in the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition switch/steering
lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic immobiliser
EWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multifunction display . . . . . . . .
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Daytime riding lights . . . . . . . .
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard warning flashers . . . . .
Emergency off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated handlebar grips . . . . .
22
22
23
23
25
27
28
43
44
45
46
46
53
54
56
56
57
57
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Stability Control
ASC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise-control system . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handlebars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windscreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dynamic ESA, electronic
suspension adjustment . . . . . .
Anti-theft alarm (DWA) . . . . . .
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front and rear seats . . . . . . . . .
5 Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . .
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
58
59
60
63
65
65
66
67
67
67
68
69
71
73
73
74
77
78
80
81
83
Off-roading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking your motorcycle . . . .
Refuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Secure motorcycle for transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
84
85
86
86
88
6 Engineering details . . . . .
Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake system with
BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic engine management with BMW Motorrad
ASC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tyre pressure monitoring
RDC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
91
92
7 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . .
General instructions . . . . . . .
Power sockets . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Topcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigation system . . . . . . . . .
88
93
96
98
101
102
102
103
106
109
8 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .
General instructions . . . . . . .
Toolkit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rims and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . .
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump-start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
113
114
114
115
116
120
122
122
123
129
130
135
136
137
141
9 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washing motorcycle. . . . . . .
Cleaning easily damaged
components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protective wax coating . . . .
Lay up motorcycle . . . . . . . .
Restoring motorcycle to
use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
143
144
144
144
145
146
146
146
10 Technical data . . . . . .
Troubleshooting chart . . . . .
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . .
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . .
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . .
Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anti-theft alarm. . . . . . . . . . . .
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding specifications . . . . . .
147
148
149
151
152
153
153
154
154
155
157
157
158
160
160
161
162
162
11 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad Service . . .
BMW Motorrad Mobility
services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance work . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
163
164
164
164
166
Confirmation of service . . . . 171
12 Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
13 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
General instructions
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . 6
1
5
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
General instructions
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
z
1
General instructions
6
z
Overview
Chapter 2 of this Rider's Manual
will provide you with an initial
overview of your motorcycle.
All maintenance and repair work
on the vehicle is documented in
Chapter 11. This record of the
maintenance work you have had
performed on your vehicle 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
product against damage.
Specific instructions on
how to operate, control, adjust or look after items of equipment on the motorcycle.
OE
Optional extra
The motorcycles are assembled complete with
all the BMW Motorrad
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.
Indicates the end of an
item of information.
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.
Tightening torque.
Technical data.
EWS Electronic immobiliser.
DWA Anti-theft alarm (Diebstahlwarnanlage).
ABS
Anti-lock brake system.
ASC Automatic Stability Control.
Electronic Suspension
Adjustment.
RDC Tyre pressure monitoring
(ReifenDruck-Control).
Equipment
When you purchased your BMW
motorcycle you have chosen
a model with individual equipment. This Rider's Manual describes the special equipment
(OE) offered by BMW and selected optional accessories (OA).
This explains why the manual
may also contain descriptions of
equipment which you have not
ordered. Please note, too, that
your motorcycle might not be exactly as illustrated in this manual
on account of country-specific
differences.
If your BMW should feature
equipment that is not described
in this Rider's Manual, then
these scopes are described in a
separate Rider's Manual.
Technical data
All dimensions, weights and
power ratings stated in the
Rider's Manual are quoted to the
standards and comply with the
tolerance requirements of the
Deutsches Institut für Normung
e.V. (DIN). Versions for individual
countries may differ.
Currency
The high safety and quality level
of BMW motorcycles is ensured
by continuous development
work on design, 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
ESA
z
General instructions
1
8
z
General views
General view, left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2
9
Multifunction switch, right . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
General views
Multifunction switch, left . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
z
General views
2
10
z
1
2
3
4
not included in the standard equipment specification
with daytime riding
lights OE
Daytime riding light
( 54)
Fuel filler neck ( 86)
Seat lock ( 74)
Setting the rear damping
(down at the spring strut)
( 68)
2
11
General views
General view, left side
z
General views
2
12
z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Adjuster for spring preload,
rear ( 67)
Air filter (underneath the
centre trim panel) ( 135)
Brake-fluid reservoir, front
( 118)
Height adjustment of the
windscreen ( 67)
Power socket ( 102)
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) (on steering-head
bearing)
Type plate (on steeringhead bearing)
Coolant-level indicator
( 120)
Coolant reservoir ( 121)
Engine-oil filler neck
( 116)
Engine oil level indicator
( 115)
10 Battery (behind the side
trim panel) ( 137)
Battery support point (behind the side trim panel)
( 136)
11 Brake-fluid reservoir, rear
( 119)
2
13
General views
General view, right side
z
2
Multifunction switch,
left
14
1
General views
2
z
3
4
5
High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher ( 53)
not included in the standard equipment specification
with speed control OE
Cruise-control system
( 63)
Hazard warning flashers
( 56)
ABS ( 58)
with riding modes OE
ASC ( 59)
not included in the standard equipment specification
with Dynamic ESA OE
ESA ( 69)
not included in the standard equipment specification
with LED auxiliary headlight OA
Auxiliary headlights ( 54)
7
Turn indicators ( 56)
8
Horn
9
Multifunction display
( 46)
10 not included in the standard equipment specification
with preparation for navigation system OE
Navigation system
( 109)
11 not included in the standard equipment specification
with daytime riding
lights OE
Daytime riding lights
( 54)
2
15
General views
6
z
Multifunction switch,
right
16
1
General views
2
2
z
3
4
not included in the standard equipment specification
with heated handlebar
grips OE
Heated handlebar grips
( 57)
not included in the standard equipment specification
with riding modes OE
Riding mode ( 60)
Emergency off switch (kill
switch) ( 57)
Start engine ( 81)
1
2
3
4
5
Toolkit
Rider's Manual ( 114)
Table of tyre pressures
Payload table
Adjusting the driver seat
height ( 75)
2
17
General views
Underneath the seat
z
2
1
2
3
General views
18
Instrument panel
z
4
5
Speedometer
Rev. counter
Ambient-light brightness
sensor (for adapting the
brightness of the instrument lighting)
with daytime riding
lights OE
Ambient brightness sensor
for the automatic mode of
the daytime riding light
with anti-theft alarm OE
Anti-theft alarm telltale light
(see the instructions for
use for the anti-theft alarm)
Warning and telltale lights
( 25)
Multifunction display
( 20)
Status indicators
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Service-due indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
3
19
Ambient temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Tyre pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Oil level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Recommendation to upshift . . . . . . . . 23
Warning and telltale lights . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Warning symbols in the display . . . . . 27
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Status indicators
Fuel reserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
z
3
20
Multifunction display
1
2
Status indicators
3
4
5
z
6
7
8
Fuel-gauge reading
Recommendation to upshift ( 23)
Gear indicator; "N" indicates neutral.
not included in the standard equipment specification
with daytime riding
lights OE
Automatic daytime riding
light ( 54)
not included in the standard equipment specification
with heated handlebar
grips OE
Grip heating stage
Indicator range of the milometer
Display of the SETUP settings
Service-due indicator
Warning symbols
10
11
12
13
Display range of the onboard computer
Display of the SETUP settings
not included in the standard equipment specification
with Dynamic ESA OE
Display of the ESA settings
not included in the standard equipment specification
with riding modes OE
Display of the active riding
mode
Clock
Outside temperature warning
Service-due indicator
If the service-due indicator appears more than a
month before the service date,
the date saved in the instrument
cluster must be adjusted. This
situation can occur if the battery
was disconnected.
Fuel reserve
If the time remaining to the next
service is less than a month or if
the next service falls due within
1000 km, then the service date 1
and the remaining kilometres 2
are displayed briefly after the preride check.
If service is overdue, the
due date or the odometer
reading at which service was due
is accompanied by the 'General' warning light showing yellow.
The word "Service" remains permanently visible.
The amount of fuel present in
the fuel tank when the fuel warning light is switched on is dependent on vehicle dynamics.
The more the fuel moves inside the tank (due to regularly
changing angles of heel, frequent braking and acceleration),
the more difficult it becomes to
determine the reserve volume.
For this reason, the fuel reserve
volume cannot be displayed exactly.
After the fuel warning light
has switched on, the range
is displayed automatically.
3
21
Status indicators
9
z
3
Status indicators
22
z
Tyre pressures
The distance that can still be
travelled using the reserve
volume depends on the style of
driving (usage) and the amount
of fuel remaining at the time the
light came on.
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
Ambient temperature
When the motorcycle is at a
standstill the heat of the engine
can falsify the ambient-temperature reading. If the effect of the
engine's heat becomes excessive, -- temporarily appears on
the display.
At ambient temperatures below 3 °C there is a risk of ice
forming. When this temperature
threshold is underrun for the first
time, there will be an automatic
switchover to the ambient temperature display 1, independent
of the actual display setting; the
displayed value flashes.
In addition, the ice crystal
symbol 2 is shown.
The tyre-pressure readings are
based on a reference tyre temperature of 20 °C. The front
tyre pressure is on the left 1;
the reading on the right 2 is
the rear tyre pressure. -- - appears directly after the ignition is switched on, because
the sensors do not transmit tyre
pressures until the first time the
motorcycle accelerates to more
than 30 km/h.
If the critical value is close
to the limit of the permissible tolerance range, the reading
is accompanied by the 'General'
warning light showing yellow. If
the tyre pressure registered by
the sensor is outside the permissible tolerance range, the
'General' warning light flashes
red.
The detailed description of
BMW Motorrad RDC starts on
page ( 98).
Oil level
Oil-level indicator 1 gives you an
indication of the engine oil level.
You can call up this reading only
when the vehicle is at a standstill.
The preconditions for the oil level
check are as follows:
Engine at operating temperature.
Engine idling for at least ten
seconds.
Side stand retracted.
Make sure the motorcycle is
upright.
The readings mean:
OK: Oil level is correct.
CHECK: Check the oil level the
next time you stop for fuel.
---: Oil level cannot be measured (conditions as stated above
not satisfied).
If the oil level needs to be
checked, the symbol 2 is
displayed until the oil level is detected as being correct again.
Recommendation to
upshift
The upshift recommendation
must be activated in the display
settings ( 48).
3
23
Status indicators
If the symbol 3 also shows,
this is a warning. The critical tyre pressure flashes.
z
3
Status indicators
24
z
The upshift recommendation 1
signals the economically best
point in time for upshift.
3
1
25
2
3
4
5
6
7
not included in the standard equipment specification
with speed control OE
Cruise-control system
Idle
not included in the standard equipment specification
with riding modes OE
ASC
Flashing turn indicators,
left
ABS
Flashing turn indicators,
right
General warning light, in
combination with warning symbols in the display
( 28)
Status indicators
Warning and telltale
lights
z
3
Status indicators
26
z
8
not included in the standard equipment specification
with anti-theft alarm OE
Alarm system (see separate operating instructions)
9
High-beam headlight
10 not included in the standard equipment specification
with daytime riding
lights OE
Daytime riding lights
11 not included in the standard equipment specification
with LED auxiliary headlight OA
Auxiliary headlights
12 Fuel reserve
The ABS symbol might differ, depending on the specifics of national regulations.
3
1
27
2
3
4
5
6
7
not included in the standard equipment specification
with tyre pressure monitoring (RDC) OE
Tyre pressure ( 38)
EWS ( 33)
Coolant temperature
( 34)
Engine oil level ( 34)
Engine electronics ( 33)
Battery charge ( 138)
Warnings ( 28)
Status indicators
Warning symbols in the
display
z
3
28
Warnings
Presentation of the
warning lights
Status indicators
Warnings are indicated by the
corresponding warning lights.
z
Warnings that do not have warning lights of their own are indicated by 'General' warning
light 1 showing in combination
with a warning symbol at 2 or a
text warning at 3. The 'General'
warning light shows red or yellow, depending on the urgency of
the warning.
The status of the 'General' warning light matches the most urgent warning.
The possible warnings are listed
on the next page.
Lights up yellow
Warning symbols on
the display
Appears on the display
Lights up
3
Meaning
29
Electronic immobiliser active (
Fuel down to reserve (
33)
33)
Lights up yellow
Appears on the display
Engine in emergency-operation mode
( 33)
Flashes yellow
Flashes
Severe fault in the engine control unit
( 34)
Appears on the display
Engine-oil level too low (
z
34)
OILLVL CHECK
appears on the display
Lights up red
Temperature symbol appears on the
display
Coolant temperature too high (
Status indicators
Warnings, overview
Warning and telltale
lights
34)
Warning and telltale
lights
30
Lights up red
Appears on the display
Battery charge voltage insufficient
( 35)
Lights up yellow
LAMP_ !
appears
on the display
Bulb defective (
Lights up yellow
LAMPF ! appears
Daytime riding light faulty (
Status indicators
3
z
Warning symbols on
the display
Meaning
35)
35)
on the display
Appears on the display
Outside temperature warning (
Flashes
ABS self-diagnosis not completed
( 36)
Lights up
ABS deactivated (
Lights up
ABS fault (
Quick-flashes
ASC intervention (
36)
36)
37)
36)
Meaning
3
Slow-flashes
ASC self-diagnosis not completed
( 37)
31
Lights up
ASC deactivated (
Lights up
ASC fault (
Lights up yellow
Warning symbols on
the display
is displayed with
one or two arrows
37)
37)
Tyre pressure close to limit of permitted
tolerance ( 38)
The critical tyre
pressure flashes
Flashes red
is displayed with
one or two arrows
Tyre pressure outside permitted tolerance ( 38)
The critical tyre
pressure flashes
"--" or "-is displayed
Lights up yellow
--"
is displayed with
one or two arrows
Signal transmission disrupted (
Sensor defective or system error
( 39)
39)
Status indicators
Warning and telltale
lights
z
3
Warning and telltale
lights
"--" or "-is displayed
32
Status indicators
Lights up yellow
z
Warning symbols on
the display
--"
RDC! appears on
Meaning
Sensor defective or system error
( 39)
the display
Battery of tyre-pressure sensor weak
( 40)
DWALO ! appears
Anti-theft alarm battery weak (
40)
on the display
Lights up yellow
DWA ! appears on
the display
Anti-theft alarm battery flat (
40)
The "General" warning light
shows yellow.
The electronic immobiliser warning symbol is displayed.
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 spare key.
Have the defective key replaced, preferably by an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Fuel down to reserve
The fuel warning light illuminates.
A shortage of fuel can result in misfires. This can
cause the engine to switch off
unexpectedly (risk of accident)
and damage the catalytic converter.
Do not run the fuel tank dry.
The engine is running in
emergency operating mode.
Unusual engine response is a
possibility.
Adapt your style of riding accordingly. Avoid accelerating sharply
and overtaking.
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Possible cause:
The fuel tank contains no more
than the reserve quantity of fuel.
Possible cause:
The engine control unit has diagnosed a fault. In exceptional
cases, the engine stops and refuses to start. Otherwise, the engine runs in emergency operating
mode.
You can continue to ride, but
bear in mind that the usual engine performance might not be
available.
Avoid high load and rpm
ranges if possible.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
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Electronic immobiliser
active
Reserve fuel
approx. 4 l
Refuel ( 86).
Engine in emergencyoperation mode
The "General" warning light
shows yellow.
The engine symbol appears
on the display.
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Severe fault in the engine
control unit
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General warning light
flashes yellow.
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The engine symbol flashes.
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The engine is running in
emergency operating mode.
Unusual engine response is a
possibility.
Adapt your style of riding accordingly. Avoid accelerating sharply
and overtaking.
Possible cause:
The engine control unit has diagnosed a fault which may cause
severe secondary faults. Otherwise, the engine runs in emergency operating mode.
It is possible to continue to ride
but not recommended.
Avoid high load and rpm
ranges if possible.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Engine-oil level too low
The oilcan symbol appears
on the display.
OILLVL CHECK appears on
the display.
Possible cause:
The electronic oil-level sensor
has registered an excessively low
oil level. The next time you stop
for fuel:
Check engine oil level ( 115).
If the oil level is too low:
Top up the engine oil ( 116).
If the oil level is correct:
Seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Coolant temperature too
high
The "General" warning light
shows red.
Temperature symbol appears on the display.
Riding when the engine is
overheated could result in
engine damage.
Compliance with the information
set out below is essential.
Possible cause:
The coolant temperature is too
high.
If possible, ride in the part-load
range to cool down the engine.
If the coolant temperature
is frequently too high, have
the fault rectified as soon
as possible by a specialist
workshop, preferably an
authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
The "General" warning light
shows red.
The battery symbol appears
on the display.
A discharged battery can
render various systems unavailable, for example the lights,
the engine or the ABS. This can
result in dangerous situations.
If possible, do not continue your
journey.
Battery is not being charged. If
you continue to ride the motorcycle the on-board electronics
will drain the battery.
Possible cause:
Alternator or alternator drive defective.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Bulb defective
The "General" warning light
shows yellow.
LAMP_ !
appears on the dis-
play.
LAMPR !:
Brake light, rear
light, indicator light rear or license plate light faulty.
LAMPF !: Low-beam headlight, high-beam headlight,
parking light or front flashing
turn indicator defective.
LAMPS !: Several bulbs defective.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easier for other users to
oversee the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs at the
earliest possible opportunity.
Possible cause:
One or several bulbs are defective.
Determine defective bulbs by
visual inspection.
Replace defective bulbs.
Daytime riding light faulty
with daytime riding lights OE
The "General" warning light
shows yellow.
LAMPF !:
Additionally: daytime riding light faulty.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easier for other users to
oversee the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs at the
earliest possible opportunity.
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Battery charge voltage
insufficient
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Possible cause:
One or several bulbs are defective.
Determine defective bulbs by
visual inspection.
Replace defective bulbs.
Outside temperature
warning
The ice-crystal symbol appears on the display.
Possible cause:
The air temperature measured at
the vehicle is lower than 3 °C.
The ambient temperature
warning does not mean that
there is no risk of ice forming at
measured temperatures above
3 °C.
Always take extra care when
temperatures are low; remember
that the danger of black ice forming is particularly high on bridges
and where the road is in shade.
Ride carefully and think well
ahead.
ABS self-diagnosis not
completed
The ABS warning light
flashes.
Possible cause:
Self-diagnosis did not complete,
so the ABS function is not available. The motorcycle must be
ridden at a speed of at least
5 km/h in order for ABS self-diagnosis to complete.
Pull away slowly. Bear in mind
that the ABS function is not
available until self-diagnosis has
completed.
ABS deactivated
The ABS warning light
comes on.
Possible cause:
The rider has switched off the
ABS system.
Activate the ABS function.
ABS fault
The ABS warning light
comes on.
Possible cause:
The ABS control unit has detected a fault. The ABS function is
not available.
You can continue to ride the
vehicle, but make due provision for the fact that the ABS
function is not available. Bear
in mind the more detailed information on situations that can
lead to an ABS fault ( 95).
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
with riding modes OE
The ASC warning light
flashes fast.
Possible cause:
ASC has detected a degree of
instability at the rear wheel and
has intervened to reduce torque.
The warning light flashes for
longer than ASC intervention
lasts. This affords the rider visual
feedback on control intervention
even after the critical situation
has been dealt with.
You can continue to ride. Ride
carefully and think well ahead.
ASC self-diagnosis not
completed
with riding modes OE
The ASC warning light
flashes slowly.
Possible cause:
The ASC function is not available, because self-diagnosis did
not complete. The motorcycle
has to move forward at a speed
of at least 5 km/h for the wheel
sensors to be tested.
Pull away slowly. The ASC
warning light must go out
within a few metres.
If the ASC warning light continues to flash:
Seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
ASC deactivated
with riding
modes OE
The ASC warning light illuminates.
Possible cause:
The rider has switched off the
ASC system.
Switch on the ASC function.
ASC fault
with riding modes OE
The ASC warning light illuminates.
Possible cause:
The ASC control unit has detected a fault. The ASC function is
not available.
You can continue to ride. Bear
in mind that the ASC function
is not available. Bear in mind
the more detailed information
on situations that can lead to
an ASC fault ( 97).
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
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ASC intervention
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Tyre pressure close
to limit of permitted
tolerance
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
The "General" warning light
shows yellow.
The tyre symbol with one
or two arrows appears in
the display.
The critical tyre pressure flashes.
The up arrow indicates a fronttyre pressure problem, the down
arrow indicates a rear-tyre pressure problem.
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
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
The "General" warning light
flashes red.
The tyre symbol with one
or two arrows appears in
the display.
The critical tyre pressure flashes.
The up arrow indicates a fronttyre pressure problem, the down
arrow indicates a rear-tyre pressure problem.
Possible cause:
Measured tyre pressure is outside permitted tolerance.
Check the tyre for damage
and to ascertain whether the
vehicle can be ridden with the
tyre in its present condition.
If the vehicle 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.
Before you adjust tyre pressure, read the information
on temperature compensation
and adjusting pressure in the
section entitled "Engineering
details".
Have the tyre checked for
damage by a specialist
Signal transmission
disrupted
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
"--" or "-- --" is displayed.
Possible cause:
The vehicle has not yet accelerated past the threshold of approximately 30 km/h. The RDC
sensors do not start transmitting
signals until the vehicle reaches
a speed above this threshold for
the first time ( 98).
Increase speed above this
threshold and observe the RDC
readings. Assume that a per-
manent 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. 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.
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Sensor defective or
system error
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
The "General" warning light
shows yellow.
The tyre symbol with one
or two arrows appears in
the display.
"--" or "-- --" is displayed.
Possible cause:
Vehicle is fitted with wheels not
equipped with RDC sensors.
Fit wheels and tyres equipped
with RDC sensors.
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workshop, preferably an
authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
If you are unsure whether the
vehicle can be ridden with the
tyre in its present condition:
Do not continue your journey.
Notify the breakdown service.
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Possible cause:
One or two RDC sensors have
failed.
Have the fault rectified by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Possible cause:
A system error has occurred.
Have the fault rectified by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Battery of tyre-pressure
sensor weak
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
The "General" warning light
shows yellow.
RDC! appears on the display.
This error message appears
only briefly after the preride check completes.
Possible cause:
The integral battery in the tyrepressure sensor has lost a significant proportion of its original
capacity. There is no assurance
of how long the tyre pressure
control system can remain operational.
Seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Anti-theft alarm battery
weak
with anti-theft
alarm OE
DWALO ! appears on the display.
This error message appears
only briefly after the preride check completes.
Possible cause:
The integral battery in the antitheft alarm has lost a significant
proportion of its original capacity.
There is no assurance of how
long the anti-theft alarm can remain operational if the vehicle's
battery is disconnected.
Seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Anti-theft alarm battery
flat
with anti-theft alarm OE
The "General" warning light
shows yellow.
DWA ! appears on the display.
This error message appears
only briefly after the preride check completes.
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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 vehicle's
battery is disconnected.
Seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
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Ignition switch/steering lock . . . . . . . . . 44
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Electronic immobiliser EWS . . . . . . . . . 46
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Handlebars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Windscreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Daytime riding lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Dynamic ESA, electronic suspension
adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Emergency off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Anti-theft alarm (DWA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Heated handlebar grips . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS . . . . . . . 58
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Automatic Stability Control ASC . . . . 59
Front and rear seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Cruise-control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
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Operation
Operation
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Ignition switch/steering
lock
shop, preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
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Keys
Lock the handlebars
You receive two different ignition
keys and one emergency key.
The emergency key is small and
light so that it can always be kept
in a wallet or purse, for example.
It is designed for occasional use,
for example when no ignition key
is available; it is not intended for
constant use.
Please consult the information on
the electronic immobiliser (EWS)
if an ignition key is lost or mislaid
( 46).
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.
with cases 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 the ignition key as
well. Consult a specialist work-
Turn the handlebars to the full
left or right lock position.
Operation
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Turn the ignition key to
position 1, while moving the
handlebars slightly.
Ignition, lights and all function
circuits switched off.
Handlebars locked.
Ignition key can be removed.
Switch on ignition
Turn the ignition key to position 1.
Parking lights and all function
circuits switched on.
Engine can be started.
Pre-ride check is performed.
( 81)
ABS self-diagnosis is
performed. ( 82)
with riding modes OE
ASC self-diagnosis is performed. ( 82)
Welcome lights
Switching off ignition
with LED headlights OE
with daytime riding lights OE
with LED auxiliary headlight OA
Switch on the ignition.
The side lights briefly light up.
with daytime riding lights OE
The side lights and the daytime
riding lights briefly light up.
with LED auxiliary headlight OA
The auxiliary headlights and the
side lights briefly light up.
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Turn the ignition key to position 1.
Lights switched off.
Handlebars not locked.
Ignition key can be removed.
Electrically powered accessories remain operational for a limited period of time.
The battery can be recharged
via the socket.
When the ignition is switched
off, the instrument cluster remains switched on for a short
time and displays any existing
fault messages.
Operation
Ignition
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Headlight courtesy delay
feature
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with LED headlights OE
with daytime riding lights OE
with LED auxiliary headlight OA
Operation
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Switch off the ignition.
with daytime riding lights OE
The daytime riding light and
the side lights at the rear
continue to be lit for a little
longer.
with LED auxiliary headlight OA
The auxiliary headlights and the
side lights at the rear continue
to be lit for a little longer.
Electronic immobiliser
EWS
The electronic design of the
motorbike allows it to access
data stored in the ignition key
by means of a ring antenna located in the ignition switch/steering lock. The engine control unit
will not permit the engine to be
started unless the key is identified as “authorised”.
A spare key attached to
the same ring as the ignition key used to start the engine could "irritate" the electronics, in which case the enabling
signal for starting is not issued.
The EWS warning appears in the
multifunction display.
Always keep the spare key separately from the ignition key.
If you lose your key, you
can have it barred by your
BMW Motorrad authorised
dealer. If you wish to do this, you
will need to bring all other keys
for the motorbike with you.
The engine cannot be started by
a barred key, but a key that has
been barred can subsequently be
reactivated.
You can obtain replacement/extra
keys only through an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer. The keys
are part of an integrated security
system, so the dealer is under an
obligation to check the legitimacy
of all applications for replacement/extra keys.
Multifunction display
Selecting readings
Briefly press button 1 in order
to select the display in the top
display line 2.
In the standard equipment the
following values can be displayed
and selected at the press of a
button:
with on-board computer Pro OE
The following information is additionally displayed by means of
the on-board computer Pro:
Automatic milometer (TRIP
A)
Current consumption (CONS
C)
Current speed (SPEED)
Average speed (Ø
SPEED)
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
Tyre pressures (RDC)
Date (DATE)
Oil-level reminder (OILLVL)
Briefly press button 1 in order
to select the display in the bottom display line 2.
In the standard equipment the
following values can be displayed
and selected at the press of a
button:
Ambient temperature (EXTEMP)
Engine temperature (ENGTMP)
Average consumption 1
(CONS 1)
Average consumption 2
(CONS 2)
with on-board computer Pro OE
Vehicle circuit voltage
(VOLTGE)
with on-board computer Pro OE
Stopwatch total time
(ALTIME)
with on-board computer Pro OE
Stop watch driving time
(RDTIME)
Resetting tripmeter
Switch on the ignition.
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Operation
Total distance travelled (ODO)
Tripmeter 1 (TRIP I)
Tripmeter 2 (TRIP II)
Range (RANGE)
SETUP-menu (SETUP), only
when stationary
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Repeatedly press button 1
briefly until the milometer to
be reset is indicated in the top
display line 2.
Press and hold down button 1
until the value shown is reset.
Resetting average values
Switch on the ignition.
Repeatedly press button 1
briefly until the average value
to be reset is indicated in the
bottom display line 2.
Press and hold down button 1
until the value shown is reset.
Configuring functions
Switch on the ignition, or bring
the motorcycle to a stop.
Repeatedly press button 1
briefly until the top display line
displays 2 SETUP ENTER.
Press and hold button 1 to
start the SETUP menu.
The following indication in the
display depends on the equipment selected.
with on-board computer Pro OE
BC CUSTOM: Start individualisation of the display
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In order to exit the SETUP
menu, at the menu item
SETUP EXIT press and hold
button 1.
In order to cancel the SETUP
menu at any point, press button 2 and hold.
Setting clock
In the SETUP menu, select
the menu item SETUP
CLOCK.
Operation
Respectively press button 1
briefly in order to go to the
next menu item.
The top display line 2 shows
the menu item.
The bottom display line 3
shows the preset value.
Press button 4 briefly in order
to change the set value.
The following menu items can be
selected:
with anti-theft alarm OE
DWA: Switching alarm system
(ON) or (OFF)
with preparation for navigation
system OE
GPS TM: with an installed navigation system: taking over
GPS-time and GPS date (ON)
or not (OFF)
CLOCK: Setting the clock
DATE: Setting the date
ECOSFT: Display upshift recommendation in the display
(ON) or not (OFF)
BRIGHT: Set display brightness, from normal (0) to bright
(5)
with daytime riding lights OE
DLIGHT: Activate daytime
riding light (ON) or deactivate
the same (OFF)
EXIT: Exit SETUP menu
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Keep button 2 pressed until
the hours in the bottom display
line 3 start to flash.
If "––:––" is displayed
instead of the time, the
voltage supply of the instrument
cluster has been interrupted (e.g.
by disconnecting the battery).
Press button 1 to increase the
flashing value or button 2 to
reduce the same.
Keep button 2 pressed until
the minutes in the bottom display line 3 start to flash.
Press button 1 to increase the
flashing value or button 2 to
reduce the same.
Keep button 2 pressed until
the minutes no longer flash.
Setting is complete.
In order to cancel the setting
at any point, keep button 1
pressed until the initial value
is shown again.
If you drive off before
the setting has been
completed, the setting will be
cancelled.
Set date
In the SETUP menu, select
the menu item SETUP
DATE.
Keep button 2 pressed until
the day in the bottom display
line 3 starts to flash.
If "––.––.––" is displayed instead of the date,
the voltage supply of the instrument cluster has been interrupted (e.g. by disconnecting the
battery).
Press button 1 to increase the
flashing value or button 2 to
reduce the same.
Keep button 2 pressed until
the month in the bottom display line 3 starts to flash.
If you drive off before
the setting has been
completed, the setting will be
cancelled.
Individualising display
with on-board computer Pro OE
In the individualisation menu it is
possible to set which information
is to be displayed in which display line.
In the SETUP menu, select
the menu item SETUP BC
BASIC.
If SETUP BC BASIC is
selected, then the factory
setting will be active again. The
individualisation CUSTOM remains stored.
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Operation
Press button 1 to increase the
flashing value or button 2 to
reduce the same.
Keep button 2 pressed until
the year in the bottom display
line 3 starts to flash.
Press button 1 to increase the
flashing value or button 2 to
reduce the same.
Keep button 2 pressed until
the year no longer flashes.
Setting is complete.
In order to cancel the setting
at any point, keep button 1
pressed until the initial value
is shown again.
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Briefly press button 1 to start
the individualisation menu.
SETUP BC CUSTOM appears on the display.
Briefly press button 1 again to
exit the individualisation menu.
Press button 1 for a long
period in order to display the
first menu item.
SETUP BC ODO appears on
the display.
OFF: The value is not dis-
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Respectively press button 1
briefly in order to go to the
next menu item.
The top display line 2 shows
the menu item.
The bottom display line 3
shows the preset value. The
following values can be set.
TOP: The value is displayed in
the top display line.
BELOW: The value is displayed in the bottom display
line.
BOTH: The value is displayed
in both display lines.
played.
Press button 4 briefly in order
to change the set value.
The following menu items can
be selected, the works setting is
shown in brackets. Some menu
items will only be selected if the
relevant special equipment (OE)
is actually present.
ODO: Total mileage counter
(TOP, the setting OFF is not
possible)
TRIP 1: Tripmeter 1 (TOP)
TRIP 2: Tripmeter 2 (TOP)
TRIP A: Automatic tripmeter
(TOP)
EXTEMP: Ambient temperature (BELOW)
ENGTMP: Engine temperature
(BELOW)
RANGE: Range (TOP)
CONS R: Average consumption for range calculation (OFF)
CONS 1: Average consumption 1 (BELOW)
CONS 2: Average consumption 2 (BELOW)
CONS C: Current consumption
(TOP)
ØSPEED: Average speed
(BELOW)
SPEED: Current speed (TOP)
RDC: Tyre pressures (BELOW)
VOLTGE: Vehicle circuit
voltage (BELOW)
ALTIME: Stopwatch total
time (BELOW)
RDTIME: Stopwatch driving
time (BELOW)
DATE: Date (BELOW)
SERV T: Date of the next service (OFF)
SERV D: Remaining mileage
until the next service (OFF)
OILLVL: Oil level note (BELOW)
EXIT: Exit individualisation
menu
Lights
Low-beam headlight and
sidelights
High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher
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The side lights place
a strain on the battery.
Do not switch the ignition
on for longer than absolutely
necessary.
When the menu item SETUP
EXIT displays, press and hold
button 2 to exit the individualisation menu.
In order to exit the individualisation menu at any point,
press and hold button 1.
All settings made until then will
be saved.
The low-beam headlight switches
on automatically when the engine
is switched on.
with daytime riding lights OE
In daytime the daytime riding
lights can be switched on as an
alternative to the low-beam headlight.
Push switch 1 forward to
switch on the high-beam
headlight.
Pull switch 1 back to operate
the headlight flasher.
Parking light
Switch off the ignition.
Operation
The side lights switch on automatically when the ignition is
switched on.
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on, the auxiliary headlights cannot
be switched on.
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selves off. The headlights return
to full brightness once they have
cooled down sufficiently.
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Daytime riding lights
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Manual daytime riding
light
with daytime riding lights OE
Immediately after switching off
the ignition, push button 1 to
the left 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.
Auxiliary headlights
with LED auxiliary headlight OA
Precondition: The auxiliary headlights are only active, if the lowbeam headlight is active; if the
daytime riding light is switched
Precondition: automatic daytime
riding light is switched off.
Press button 1 to switch on
the auxiliary headlights.
The indicator light for the
auxiliary headlight illuminates.
Press button 1 again to switch
off the auxiliary headlights.
The LED auxiliary headlights have an overheat
cutout. The headlights automatically reduce their brightness if a
certain temperature is reached;
under extreme circumstances the
headlights can even switch them-
If the daytime riding light
is switched on when it is
dark, the vision deteriorates and
oncoming traffic may be dazzled.
Do not use the daytime riding
light when it is dark.
By comparison with the
low-beam headlight, the
daytime riding lights make the
vehicle more visible to oncoming
traffic. This improves daytime
visibility.
Start the engine.
The low-beam headlight, the
front side lights and the auxiliary headlight are switched off.
In the dark or in tunnels: Press
button 1 again to switch off the
daytime riding lights and switch
on the low-beam headlight.
The auxiliary headlight is also
switched on again.
Automatic daytime riding
light
with daytime riding lights OE
The changeover between
daytime riding light and
low beam headlight incl. front
side lights can be effected
automatically.
The automatic riding light
control system cannot replace your personal assessment
of lighting conditions. The light
sensor measurement may be
falsified by e. g. fog or misty
weather.
In such situations the low beam
headlight must be switched on
manually, as otherwise as safety
risk would occur.
In the SETUP menu of the
display, at the menu item
DLIGHT set the automatic
daytime riding light to ON.
The indicator light for the
automatic daytime riding
light illuminates.
If the ambient brightness decreases below a certain value,
the low beam headlight is automatically switched on (e. B. in
a tunnel). If a sufficient ambient brightness is detected, the
daytime riding light is switched
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Press button 1 to switch on
the daytime riding lights.
The indicator light for the
daytime riding light illuminates.
If the high beam headlight
is switched on whilst
the daytime riding light is
switched on, the daytime riding
light will be switched off after
approx. 2 seconds, and the
high beam headlight, low beam
headlight, front side lights and, if
applicable, the auxiliary headlights
will be switched on.
If the high beam headlight is
switched off again, the daytime
riding light is not automatically
reactivated, but must be
switched on again if required.
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on again. If the daytime riding
light is active, the daytime riding light symbol is displayed in
the multifunction display.
Manual operation of the
light when the automatic
system is switched on
with daytime riding lights OE
If the button for the daytime
riding light is pressed, the daytime riding light is switched off
and the low beam headlight
and front side lights will be activated (e. g. when driving into
tunnels, where the automatic
daytime riding light only responds with some delay due to
the ambient brightness). If the
daytime riding light is switched
off the auxiliary headlight is
switched on again.
If the daytime riding light
button is pressed again, the
automatic daytime riding light
is activated again, that is, the
daytime riding light will be
switched on again once the
required ambient brightness is
switched on again.
Turn indicators
Operate the flashing turn
indicators
Switch on the ignition.
Centre button 1 to cancel the
flashing turn indicators.
The turn indicators are cancelled automatically after
you have ridden for approximately
10 seconds and covered a distance of about 300 m.
Hazard warning
flashers
Operating hazard warning
flashers
Switch on the ignition.
The hazard warning flashers place a strain on the
battery. Do not use the hazard
warning flashers for longer than
absolutely necessary.
Push button 1 to the left to
switch on the left flashing turn
indicators.
Push button 1 to the right to
switch on the right flashing turn
indicators.
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
Emergency off switch
(kill switch)
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b
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Press button 1 to switch on
the hazard warning flashers.
Ignition can be switched off.
Press button 1 again to switch
off the hazard warning flashers.
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.
Engine switched off
Normal operating position
(run)
Heated handlebar grips
with heated handlebar grips OE
Operate the heated
handlebar grips
Start the engine.
Grip heating can be activated only when the engine
is running.
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the button. The hazard warning
flashers recommence flashing as
soon as the button is released.
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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
off to ensure the battery's starting capability.
length of time to pass without
making further changes.
BMW Motorrad
Integral ABS
Deactivating ABS function
The handlebar grips have twostage heating. The preset level
is shown in the multifunction display in position 1.
50 % heating power
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Bring the motorcycle to a stop
or, if the motorcycle is at a
standstill, switch on the ignition.
100 % heating power
Repeatedly press button 1 until
the desired heating stage appears on the display.
The second heating stage is
for heating the grips quickly:
subsequently one should
switch back to the first stage.
The selected heating stage will
be saved if you allow a certain
Press and hold down button 1
until the ABS warning light
changes status.
The ABS function is deactivated, but the integral function
remains active.
Response with ABS
deactivated
If you deactivate the ABS, the
function is initially disabled for
the front wheel only. If you subsequently apply the brakes by
pulling only the handbrake lever,
the Integral function ensures that
the rear wheel is also braked and
ABS control remains active for
the rear wheel. ABS control for
the rear wheel is not deactivated
until you depress the footbrake
lever.
Activating ABS function
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
The ABS warning light remains off or continues to
flash.
The ABS function is activated.
You also have the option of
switching the ignition off and
then on again.
An ABS fault has occurred
if the ABS warning light
shows when the motorcycle accelerates to a speed in excess
of 5 km/h after the ignition was
switched off and then on again.
Press and hold down button 1
until the ABS warning light
changes status.
The ABS warning light
goes out; if self-diagnosis
has not completed it starts flashing.
Automatic Stability
Control ASC
with riding modes OE
Deactivating ASC function
Switch on the ignition.
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with riding modes OE
Initially, the ASC symbol
changes status. Press and
hold down button 1 until the
ABS warning light responds.
Under these circumstances
there is no change in the ASC
setting.
The ABS warning light
comes on.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
The ABS warning light remains ON.
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You have the option of deactivating the ASC function
while the motorcycle is on the
move.
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Press and hold down button 1
until the ASC warning light
changes status.
The ASC warning light illuminates.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
The ASC warning light continues to be illuminated.
Activating ASC function
An ASC fault has occurred
if the ASC warning light
shows when the motorcycle accelerates to a speed in excess
of 5 km/h after the ignition was
switched off and then on again.
Press and hold down button 1
until the ASC warning light
changes status.
ASC warning light goes out;
if self-diagnosis has not
completed the ASC warning light
starts flashing.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
The ASC warning light still
does not illuminate or continues to flash.
The ASC function is activated.
The ASC function is deactivated.
You also have the option of
switching the ignition off and
then on again.
Riding mode
with riding modes OE
Riding mode
BMW Motorrad has developed
five operational scenarios for your
motorcycle from which you can
select the scenario suitable for
your situation:
Riding on a rain-wet road surface.
Riding on a dry road surface.
Sporty riding on a dry road surface.
Riding in easy off-road terrain.
Switch on the ignition.
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The interplay of engine torque,
throttle response, ABS control
and ASC control is optimised for
each of these scenarios.
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The chassis adjustment also adapts to the selected scenario.
Setting riding mode
The off-road mode (Enduro
and Enduro Pro) is not intended for normal on-road riding.
Activating the off-road mode (Enduro and Enduro Pro) during onroad riding can result in unstable
riding conditions when braking
with ABS intervention or accelerating with ASC intervention. This
could cause a fall.
Activate off-road mode (Enduro
and Enduro Pro) only for off-road
riding.
Press button 1.
The selection arrow 1 and the
first selectable riding mode 2 are
displayed.
See the section entitled
"Engineering details"
for more information on the
various ride modes that can be
selected.
Press button 1 as often as necessary until the required riding
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Sporty off-roading.
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mode is indicated next to the
selection arrow.
The following ride modes can be
selected:
RAIN: For riding on a rain-wet
road surface.
ROAD: For riding on a dry road
surface.
DYNA: For dynamic riding on
a dry road surface.
Enduro: For off-roading.
Enduro PRO: For sporty offroad riding (with fitted coding
plug only).
When the Enduro PRO
mode is selected: Note that
ABS control for the rear wheel
is restricted (see the section
entitled "Engineering details").
With the motorcycle at a standstill, the selected mode is activated after approximately two
seconds.
The newly selected riding
mode is activated as you
ride only when the following
preconditions are satisfied:
Throttle twistgrip in idle position
Clutch pulled
Following activation of the new
riding mode the clock is displayed again.
The riding mode set, with the
corresponding adaptations of
engine characteristics, ABS,
ASC and Dynamic ESA, is retained even after the ignition
has been switched off.
Installing coding plug
Switch off the ignition.
Remove front seat ( 75).
Dirt and moisture can penetrate the open plug and
lead to malfunctions.
Reinstall the cap after removing
the coding plug.
Remove cap of plug 1.
Enduro PRO is
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The selected riding mode is
retained in memory, even after
the ignition is switched off.
Installing front seat ( 75).
Cruise-control system
For this purpose press locking
mechanism 1 and withdraw
cap.
Install the coding plug.
Switch on the ignition.
with speed control OE
Switch on cruise control
Briefly push button 1 forward.
Adjustment range for
speed control
30...210 km/h
Telltale light for cruise control shows.
Slide switch 1 to the right.
Button 2 is operational.
The symbol 1 for the coding
plug is shown in the display. The
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The motorcycle maintains your
current cruising speed and the
setting is saved.
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riding mode 2
selectable.
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Decelerate
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the twistgrip back past the
idle position) to deactivate the
cruise-control system.
Telltale light for cruise-control
goes out.
Resume former cruising
speed
Briefly push button 1 forward.
Speed is increased by approx.
2 km/h each time you push the
button.
Push button 1 forward and
hold it in this position.
The motorcycle accelerates
steplessly.
The current speed is maintained and saved if button 1 is
not pushed again.
Briefly push button 1 back.
Speed is reduced by approx.
2 km/h each time you push the
button.
Push button 1 back and hold it
in this position.
The motorcycle decelerates
steplessly.
The current speed is maintained and saved if button 1 is
not pushed again.
Deactivate cruise control
Brake, pull the clutch lever
or turn the throttle twistgrip
(close the throttle by turning
Briefly push button 1 back to
return to the speed saved beforehand.
Opening the throttle does
not deactivate the cruisecontrol system. If you release
the twistgrip the motorcycle will
decelerate only to the cruising
Telltale light for cruise control shows.
Switching off cruise
control
Clutch
Adjusting clutch lever
Attempting to adjust the
clutch lever while riding the
motorcycle can lead to accidents.
Do not attempt to adjust the
clutch lever unless the motorcycle is at a standstill.
Position 1: smallest span
between handlebar grip and
clutch lever
Position 4: largest span
between handlebar grip and
clutch lever
Brakes
Adjust the front brake
lever
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.
Slide switch 1 to the left.
The system is deactivated.
Button 2 is disabled.
Turn adjusting screw 1 to the
desired position.
The adjusting screw is
easier to turn if you push
the clutch lever forward.
Four settings are possible:
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speed saved in memory, even
though you might have intended
slowing to a lower speed.
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Adjusting mirror arm
Adjusting mirrors
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Turn adjusting screw 1 to the
desired position.
The adjusting screw is
easier to turn if you push
the handbrake lever forward.
Four settings are possible:
Position 1: smallest span
between handlebar grip and
brake lever
Position 4: largest span
between handlebar grip and
brake lever
Turn the mirror to the correct
position.
Push protective cap 1 up over
the threaded fastener on the
mirror arm.
Slacken nut 2.
Turn the mirror arm to the appropriate position.
Tighten the nut to the specified tightening torque, while
holding the mirror arm to ensure that it does not move out
of position.
Mirror (lock nut) to adapter
22 Nm
Windscreen
Spring preload
Adjusting windscreen
Setting
Handlebars
It is essential to set spring preload of the rear suspension to
suit the load carried by the motorcycle. Increase spring preload when the vehicle is heavily
loaded and reduce spring preload
accordingly when the vehicle is
lightly loaded.
Adjustable handlebars
The motor cycle handlebars can
be adjusted in their tilt within the
ranges of marking 1. If you want
to have the handlebars adjusted consult a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Risk of accident when adjusting the windscreen during the journey.
Set windscreen only when
stationary.
Turn adjustment wheel 1
clockwise to lower the
windscreen.
Turn adjustment wheel 1
counter-clockwise to raise the
windscreen.
Adjust spring preload for
rear wheel
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
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Push the protective cap over
the threaded fastener.
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If you want to increase spring
preload, turn knob 1 in the direction indicated by the HIGH
arrow.
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Basic setting of spring
preload, rear
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without Dynamic ESA OE
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.
Adjusting spring preload
while the motorcycle is being ridden can lead to accidents.
Do not attempt to adjust spring
preload unless the motorcycle is
at a standstill.
If you want to reduce spring
preload, turn knob 1 in the direction indicated by the LOW
arrow.
Turn adjuster knob in direction LOW until the stop
position is reached (Full load
of fuel, with rider 95 kg)
duction in spring preload requires softer damping.
Adjusting the damping for
rear wheel
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Set the damping from the lefthand vehicle side.
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 re-
Turn setting screw 1 in clockwise direction to increase the
damping.
Turn setting screw 1 in anticlockwise direction to decrease
damping.
without Dynamic ESA OE
Turn adjuster screw clockwise until the stop position
is reached, then turn 8 clicks
in a counter-clockwise direction (Full load of fuel, with
rider 95 kg)
Dynamic ESA,
electronic suspension
adjustment
with Dynamic ESA OE
Settings
Using the electronic chassis adjustment Dynamic ESA you can
comfortably adapt your motorcycle to the actual vehicle load.
Via ride height sensors Dynamic
ESA detects the movements in
the chassis and suspension, and
responds to the same by adjusting the damper valves. The
chassis and suspension will thus
be adapted to the characteristics
of the terrain.
Starting from the basic setting
NORMAL the damping can be
made harder (HARD) or softer
(SOFT).
with riding modes OE
The setting of the chassis and
suspension and the number of
the selectable damping variants
depend on the riding mode selected. The damping specified by
the riding mode can be changed
by the driver.
If the coding plug is not fitted,
the basic setting specified by the
riding mode will be set after each
mode change. If the coding plug
is fitted, the driver's adjustments
are retained for all modes.
Viewing suspension
settings
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Switch on the ignition.
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Basic setting of rear-suspension damping characteristic
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Press button 1 briefly to view
the current setting.
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In the multifunction display the
damping is shown in area 1, the
spring preload in area 2.
The setting shows briefly, then
disappears automatically.
Adjusting suspension
Switch on the ignition.
Press button 1 briefly to view
the current setting.
To adjust damping:
Repeatedly press button 1 until
the setting you want to use
appears on the display.
You can adjust the damping
characteristic while the motorcycle is on the move.
The following settings are available:
SOFT: Comfortable damping
characteristic
NORMAL: Normal damping
characteristic
with riding modes OE
In the modes ENDURO and ENDURO PRO only two settings are
possible:
SOFT: Comfortable damping
characteristic
HARD: Sporty damping characteristic
To adjust spring preload:
Start the engine:
You cannot adjust spring
preload while the motorcycle is on the move.
Repeatedly press button 1 and
hold until the setting you want
to use appears on the display.
The following settings are available:
One-up
Anti-theft alarm (DWA)
with anti-theft alarm OE
Two-up (with luggage)
Wait for the mechanism to
complete all adjustments before you ride off.
The settings for damping and
spring preload shown on the
display are automatically accepted if you allow a certain
length of time to pass without
pressing button 1. The ESA
indicator flashes while adjustment is in progress.
If the temperature is very low,
take the weight off the motorcycle before increasing spring
preload; if applicable, have your
passenger dismount.
The ESA indicator disappears
from the display as soon as
adjustment completes.
Activation
Switch on the ignition.
Customising anti-theft alarm
settings ( 72).
Switch off the ignition.
If the alarm system is activated,
then the alarm system will be
automatically activated when
the ignition is switched off.
Activation takes approximately
30 seconds to complete.
Turn indicators flash twice.
Confirmation tone sounds
twice (if programmed).
Anti-theft alarm is active.
Alarm
An alarm can be triggered by
the motion sensor
an attempt to use an unauthorised key to switch on the
ignition
disconnection of the anti-theft
alarm from the motorcycle's
battery (internal battery in the
anti-theft alarm provides power
- alarm tone only, the turn indicators do not flash)
All functions are sustained even if
the internal battery of the antitheft alarm system is flat; the
only difference is that an alarm
cannot be triggered if the system
is disconnected from the motorcycle's battery.
An alarm lasts for approximately
26 seconds. While an alarm is in
progress an alarm tone sounds
and the turn indicators flash. The
type of alarm tone can be set by
an authorised BMW motorcycle
dealer.
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If an alarm was triggered while
the motorcycle was unattended,
the rider is notified accordingly
by an alarm tone sounding once
when the ignition is switched on.
The anti-theft alarm telltale light
then signals the reason for the
alarm for one minute.
The meanings of the flash codes
are as follows:
Flashes 1x: Motion sensor 1
Flashes 2x: Motion sensor 2
Flashes 3x: Ignition switched
on with unauthorized key
Flashes 4x: Disconnect of the
anti-theft alarm from the motorcycle's battery
Flashes 5x: Motion sensor 3
Deactivation
Kill switch in operating position
(run).
Switch on the ignition.
Turn indicators flash once.
Confirmation tone sounds once
(if programmed).
Anti-theft alarm is deactivated.
Customising anti-theft
alarm settings
Switch on the ignition, or bring
the motorcycle to a stop.
Repeatedly press button 1
briefly until the top display line
displays 2 SETUP ENTER.
Press and hold button 1 to
start the SETUP menu.
Respectively press button 1
briefly to go to the next menu
item DWA.
In the top display line 2 DWA is
indicated.
The bottom display line 3
shows the preset value.
Press button 4 briefly in order
to change the set value.
The following settings are available:
On: The alarm system has
been activated or will be activated automatically when the
ignition is switched.
Alarm system is deactiv-
ated.
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.
At high road speeds, tyre
valves installed perpendicular to the wheel rim have a
tendency to open as a result of
centrifugal force.
In order to avoid 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.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Check tyre pressures against
the data below.
Tyre pressure, front
2.5 bar (Tyre cold)
Tyre pressure, rear
2.9 bar (Tyre cold)
If tyre pressure is too low:
Correct tyre pressure.
Headlight
Adjusting headlight for
driving on left/driving on
right
This motorcycle has a
symmetric-beam low-beam
headlight. If the motorcycle
is ridden in a country where
the opposite rule of the road
applies, its symmetric lowbeam headlight means that
no measures are necessary to
prevent the headlight beam from
dazzling oncoming traffic.
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.
If there are doubts about
the correct headlight range,
seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
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Adjust headlight beam
throw
with LED headlights OE
Removing rear seat
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Front and rear seats
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
If, for a high load, the adjustment of the spring pre-load is
no longer sufficient not to dazzle
oncoming traffic:
Turn adjuster knob 1 in a
counter-clockwise direction in
order to lower the headlight
beam again.
When the motorcycle is again
ridden with a lower load:
Have the basic settings of the
headlight restored by a specialist workshop, best of all by a
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Beam throw can also be adjusted
by means of a pivot lever instead
of the adjuster knob.
To shorten beam throw for riding with the motorcycle heavily
loaded, set pivot lever 1 to the
horizontal position.
When the motorcycle is again
ridden with a lower load:
Turn pivot lever 1 to the vertical position.
Turn the key clockwise in seat
lock 1 and hold it in this position while pressing down the
rear part of rear seat 2.
Lift the rear seat at the front
and release the key.
Remove the rear seat and
place it, upholstered side down,
on a clean surface.
Installing rear seat
til the locking mechanism engages.
Removing front seat
Place the rear seat centrally
into the rear mountings 1 and
into the front mounting 2.
In order to position the rear
seat closer to the rider's seat,
press rear seat evenly forwards and downwards over
the mountings until the locking
mechanism engages.
In order to position the rear
seat further away from the
rider's seat, press rear seat
evenly backwards and downwards over the mountings un-
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Removing rear seat ( 74).
Adjusting seat height and seat
tilt ( 75).
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Removing rear seat (
Installing front seat
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Use vehicle key to turn seat
lock 1 to the left and hold, supportingly press down the rider's
seat in the rear area 2.
Lift the front seat at the rear
and release the key.
Remove the front seat and
place it, upholstered side down,
on a clean surface.
Set rider's seat into the mountings 1 left and right, and place
loosely on the motorcycle.
Press the rider's seat slightly
forward in its rear area and
then firmly down until the locking mechanism engages.
Adjusting seat height and
seat tilt
Remove front seat (
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justment in the alignment 1
(identification L).
In order to set the high seat
position, install front height
adjustment in the direction 2
(identification H).
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In order to remove the front
height adjustment 1, press
down locking mechanism 2
and remove height adjustment
in an upward direction.
Initially push front height adjustment under the mountings 1, subsequently press into
the locking mechanism 2 until
the same engages.
In order to set the low seat position, install front height ad-
In order to set the low seat position, swivel rear height adjustment 1 into position 3 (identification L).
In order to set the high seat
position, swivel rear height
adjustment 1 into position 2
(identification H).
If the seat tilt is to be changed:
Position front and rear height
adjustment differently.
Riding
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Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
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Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Off-roading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Parking your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Refuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Fuel grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Secure motorcycle for transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
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Safety instructions
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Do not ride without the correct
clothing. Always wear:
Helmet
Motorcycling jacket and
trousers
Gloves
Boots
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Rider's equipment
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.
Restricted angle of heel
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
standard-height suspension.
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.
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.
Lowering the motorcycle's suspension shortens suspension
travel (see the section entitled
"Technical Data"). Ride comfort
might be restricted as a result.
Be sure to adjust spring preload
accordingly, particularly for riding
two-up.
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.
Adjusting spring preload setting and damping to the total
weight.
with cases OA
Ensure that the case volumes
on the left and right are equal.
Make sure that the weight is
uniformly distributed between
right and left.
Pack heavy items at the bottom and toward the inboard
side.
Note the maximum permissible
payload and the speed limit
for riding with cases fitted, as
topcase OA
with
Note the maximum permissible
payload and the speed limit for
riding with topcase fitted, as
stated on the label inside the
topcase.
with tank rucksack OA
Note the maximum permissible
payload of the tank rucksack
and the speed limit for riding
with a tank rucksack on the
motorcycle.
Payload of tank bag
max 5 kg
Speed
If you ride at high speed, always
bear in mind that various boundary conditions can adversely af-
fect 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.
Maximum speed with
massive-bar tyres
The motorcycle's top
speed might be higher than
the maximum speed permitted
for the tyres. Excessive speeds
can damage the tyres and this
could cause accidents.
Comply with the tyre-specific
speed restrictions.
Always bear the maximum permissible top speed of the tyres
in mind when riding a motorcycle
fitted with massive-bar tyres.
Affix a label stating the maximum
permissible speed in the rider's
field of vision.
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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.
Risk of burn injury
Engine and exhaust system
become very hot when the
vehicle is in use. There is a risk
of burn injuries by contact with
hot surfaces.
When you park the motorcycle
make sure that no-one comes
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stated on the label inside the
case.
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into contact with the engine and
exhaust system.
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Catalytic converter
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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.
Risk of overheating
Checklist
Cooling would be
inadequate if the engine
were allowed to idle for a lengthy
period with the motorcycle at
a standstill: overheating would
result. In extreme cases, the
motorcycle could catch fire.
Do not allow the engine to idle
unnecessarily. Ride away immediately after starting the engine.
Use the following checklist to
check important functions, settings and wear limits before you
ride off
Brakes
Brake-fluid levels, front and rear
Cooling fluid level
Clutch
Damping-characteristic setting
and spring preload
Tyre-tread depth and tyre
pressures
Cases correctly installed and
luggage secured
Tampering
Tampering with motorcycle settings (e.g. electronic engine management unit,
throttle valves, clutch) can cause
damages to the components in
question and lead to failure of
safety-relevant functions. Damage caused in this way is not
covered by the warranty.
Do not tamper with the motorcycle in any way that could result
in tuned performance.
At regular intervals:
Engine oil level (every refuelling
stop)
Brake-pad wear (every third
refuelling stop)
Pre-ride check
Starting engine
When the ignition is switched on
the instrument cluster carries out
a test of the pointer instruments,
warning lights and multifunction
display, the "Pre-Ride-Check".
The test is aborted if you start
the engine before it completes.
Switch on the ignition.
Pre-ride check is performed.
( 81)
ABS self-diagnosis is
performed. ( 82)
with riding modes OE
ASC self-diagnosis is performed. ( 82)
Select neutral or, if a gear is
engaged, pull the clutch lever.
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.
For a cold engine start and low
temperatures: pull clutch.
Press starter button 1.
The start attempt is automatically interrupted if battery voltage is too low. Recharge
the battery before you start the
engine, or use jump leads and a
donor battery to start.
The engine starts.
Consult the troubleshooting
chart below if the engine refuses to start. ( 148)
Phase 1:
All warning and indicator lights
are switched on.
The multifunction display
shows all segments.
The "General" warning light
shows red.
Phase 2:
The general warning light
changes from red to yellow.
Phase 3:
The multifunction display and
the warning and indicator lights
change over to the regular display.
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If symbols should not be shown
and warning lights not displayed:
The ABS warning light
flashes.
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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.
Phase 2
Test of the wheel sensors as
the vehicle pulls away from
rest. The motorcycle must
reach a speed of at least 5 km/
h in order for ABS self-diagnosis to complete.
The ABS warning light
flashes.
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Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
ABS self-diagnosis
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS performs self-diagnosis to ensure its
operability. Self-diagnosis starts
automatically when you switch on
the ignition.
Phase 1
Test of the diagnosis-compatible system components with
the vehicle at a standstill.
ABS self-diagnosis
completed
The ABS warning light goes
out.
If an indicator showing an ABS
fault appears when ABS self-diagnosis completes:
You can continue to ride. Bear
in mind that neither the ABS
function nor the integral braking function is available.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
ASC self-diagnosis
with riding modes OE
BMW Motorrad ASC performs
self-diagnosis to ensure its operability. Self-diagnosis starts
automatically when you switch on
the ignition.
Phase 1
Test of the diagnosis-compatible system components with
the vehicle at a standstill.
The ASC warning light
flashes slowly.
Phase 2
Test of the diagnosis-compatible system components while
the motorcycle is on the move.
The motorcycle must reach a
ASC self-diagnosis
completed
The ASC symbol no longer
shows.
If an indicator showing an ASC
fault appears when ASC selfdiagnosis completes:
You can continue to ride. Bear
in mind that the ASC function
is not available.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Running in
Brake pads
Engine
New brake pads have to bed
down before they can achieve
their optimum friction levels. You
can compensate for this initial reduction in braking efficiency by
exerting greater pressure on the
levers.
Until the running-in check,
vary the throttle opening and
engine-speed range frequently;
avoid riding at constant engine
rpm for prolonged periods.
Try to do most of your riding during this initial period on
twisting, fairly hilly roads.
Comply with the rpm limits for
running in.
Running-in speeds
<5000 min-1
Note the mileage after which
the running-in check should be
carried out.
Mileage until the
running-in check
500...1200 km
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.
New tyres do not provide
full grip straight away. Wet
roads and extremely sharp inclines pose a risk of accident.
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speed of at least 5 km/h with
the engine running in order for
ASC self-diagnosis to complete.
The ASC warning light
flashes slowly.
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extremely sharp inclines.
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Off-roading
For off-roading
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This motorcycle is a touring Enduro machine, which
means it can also be used for
light off-roading on unsurfaced
tracks. Severe off-roading could,
however, result in damage to the
standard cast-aluminium wheels.
Use the cross-spoked wheels
available as optional extras for
severe off-roading.
After off-roading
BMW Motorrad recommends
checking the following after riding
the motorcycle off-road:
Tyre pressure
Tyre pressures reduced for
off-road riding impair the
motorcycle's handling characteristics on surfaced roads and can
lead to accidents.
Always check that the tyre pressures are correct.
Brakes
When riding on loose surfaces or muddy roads, the
brakes may fail to take effect
immediately because of dirt or
moisture on the discs or brake
pads.
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.
Spring preload and shockabsorber settings
The off-road settings for
spring preload and shock
absorber damping characteristic
will impair the motorcycle's handling characteristics on surfaced
roads.
If you have been off-roading, remember to correct spring preload
and shock-absorber damping
characteristics before you return
to surfaced roads.
Rims
BMW Motorrad recommends
checking the rims for damage
after off-roading.
Air filter element
Engine damage due to
clogged air filter element.
If you ride in dusty terrain check
Operation in very dusty conditions (desert, steppes, or the like)
necessitates the use of air filter
elements specially designed for
conditions of this nature.
Brakes
How can stopping
distance be minimised?
Each time the brakes are applied,
a load distribution shift takes
place with the load shifting forward from the rear to the front
wheel. The sharper the motorcycle decelerates, the more load
is shifted to the front wheel. The
higher the wheel load, the more
braking force can be transmitted
without the wheel locking.
To optimise stopping distance,
apply the front brakes rapidly and
keep on increasing the force you
apply to the brake lever. This
makes the best possible use of
the dynamic increase in load at
the front wheel. Remember to
pull the clutch at the same time.
In the "panic braking situations"
that are trained so frequently
braking force is applied as rapidly as possible and with the
rider's full force applied to 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.
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS prevents the front wheel from locking up.
Descending mountain
passes
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There is a danger of the
brakes fading if you use
only the rear brakes when descending mountain passes. Under
extreme conditions, the brakes
could overheat and suffer severe
damage.
Use both front and rear brakes,
and make use of the engine's
braking effect as well.
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Wet and dirty brakes
Wetness and dirt on the brake
discs and the brake pads diminish braking efficiency.
Delayed braking action or poor
braking efficiency must be
reckoned with in the following
situations:
Riding in the rain or through
puddles of water.
After the vehicle has been
washed.
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the air filter element for clogging
at shorter intervals; clan or replace as necessary.
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Riding on salted or gritted
roads.
After work has been carried on
the brakes, due to traces of oil
or grease.
Riding on dirt-covered surfaces
or off-road.
Wetness and dirt result in
poor braking efficiency.
Apply the brakes lightly while
riding to remove wetness and
dirt, or dismount and clean the
brakes.
Think ahead and brake in good
time until full braking efficiency is
restored.
Parking your
motorcycle
Side stand
Switch off the engine.
If the ground is soft or uneven, there is no guaran-
tee that the motorcycle will rest
firmly on the stand.
Always check that the ground
under the stand is level and
firm.
Extend the side stand and prop
the motorcycle on the stand.
The side stand is designed
to support only the weight
of the motorcycle.
Do not lean or sit on the
motorcycle with the side stand
extended.
If the camber of the roadway
permits, turn the handlebars all
the way to the left.
On a gradient, the motorcycle
should always face uphill; select 1st gear.
Centre stand
Switch off the engine.
If the ground is soft or uneven, there is no guarantee that the motorcycle will rest
firmly on the stand.
Always check that the ground
under the stand is level and
firm.
Excessive movements
could cause the centre
stand to retract, and the
motorcycle would topple in
consequence.
Do not lean or sit on the motorcycle with the centre stand
extended.
Extend the centre stand and lift
the motorcycle onto the stand.
Refuel
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 attacks plastics, which
become dull or unsightly.
Wipe plastic parts immediately
after contact with 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 2.
Use ignition key 1 to unlock
fuel filler cap by turning it
clockwise, and flip the cap
open.
tank past the bottom edge of
the filler neck.
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If filling occurs after the fuel
level has gone below the
reserve limit, the amount filled
must be greater than the reserve
amount for the new fuel level to
be recognised and the warning
light to switch off.
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The "usable fuel capacity"
specified in the technical
data is the quantity that the fuel
tank could hold if it had been run
dry and the engine had cut out
due to a lack of fuel.
Usable fuel capacity
approx. 20 l
Reserve fuel
Refuel with fuel of the grade
stated below; do not fill the
approx. 4 l
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Fuel expands when hot.
Fuel escaping from an
overfilled tank could make its way
onto the road surface. This could
cause a fall.
Do not overfill the fuel tank.
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Press the fuel tank cap down
firmly to close.
Remove the key and close the
protective cap.
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For optimum fuel consumption,
fuel should be sulphur-free or as
low-sulphur as possible.
Leaded fuel will destroy the
catalytic converter.
Do not fuel leaded fuel or fuel
with metallic additives, e.g. manganese or iron.
Fuels with a maximum Ethanol
content of 10 %, i.e. E10, can
be fuelled.
Recommended fuel
grade
Super unleaded (max. 10 %
ethanol, E10)
95 ROZ/RON
89 AKI
Alternative fuel grade
Regular unleaded (Powerand consumption-related restrictions. If e.g. the engine
is to be operated in countries with low fuel grades at
91 research octane number,
then the motorcycle must
first be programmed appropriately at your authorised
BMW motorcycle dealer.)
91 ROZ/RON
87 AKI
Secure motorcycle for
transportation
Make sure that all components
that might come into contact
with straps used to secure the
vehicle are adequately protected against scratching. Use
adhesive tape or soft cloths, for
example, for this purpose.
The motorcycle can topple
and fall on its side.
Secure motorcycle against toppling; this is best done with the
support of a 2nd person.
Push the motorcycle onto the
transportation flat and hold it in
position: do not place it on the
side stand or centre stand.
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Risk of damaging components.
Take care not to trap
components such as brake lines
or wires.
At the front, secure the straps
to the handlebars on both
sides.
Pass the straps through the
leading link and tighten the
straps.
At the rear, secure the straps
to the rear footrests on both
sides and tighten the straps.
Tighten all the straps uniformly;
the vehicle's suspension should
be compressed as tightly as
possible front and rear.
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Brake system with BMW Motorrad
Integral ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Electronic engine management with
BMW Motorrad ASC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Tyre pressure monitoring RDC . . . . . 98
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Riding mode
with riding modes OE
Selection
Five ride modes enable the motorcycle's characteristics to adapt
to the prevailing weather conditions, the road and traffic, and
the rider's style of riding:
RAIN
ROAD (Standard mode)
DYNAMIC
Enduro
Enduro PRO (only if coding
plug fitted)
For each of the five riding
modes, there exists a matching
setting for the systems ABS,
ASC as well as for throttle
response.
with Dynamic ESA OE
The adjustment of the Dynamic
ESA also depends on the riding
mode selected.
ABS and/or ASC can be
switched off in each mode: the
explanations below invariably
apply to the behaviour of the
motorcycle with these systems
active.
Throttle response
In the modes RAIN and ENDURO: Restrained.
In the modes ROAD and ENDURO PRO: Direct.
In the mode DYNAMIC: Dynamic.
ABS
The rear wheel lift assistant is
active in all modes.
In the modes RAIN, ROAD and
DYNAMIC the ABS is adjusted
to road operation.
In the mode ENDURO the ABS
is adjusted to off-road operation using road tyres.
In the mode ENDURO PRO
there will be no ABS control at
the rear wheel when the footbrake lever is operated. The
ABS has been adjusted to offroad operation using studded
tyres.
ASC
The front wheel lift assistant is
active in all modes.
In the RAIN, ROAD and DYNAMIC modes the ASC is set
up for road riding.
In the ENDURO and ENDURO
PRO modes the ASC is set up
for off-road riding.
with Dynamic ESA OE
Dynamic ESA
In the modes RAIN, ROAD
and DYNAMIC the damping
Mode changes
Function changeover in engine
management and the ABS and
ASC systems is possible only in
certain operating states when the
motorcycle is being ridden:
No drive torque at the rear
wheel
No brake pressure in the brake
system
In order to achieve this state:
The motorcycle must be at
a standstill with the ignition
switched on,
or
The throttle twistgrip must be
in the fully closed position,
The brake levers must be in
the released positions,
The clutch lever must
be pulled and the clutch
disengaged.
The desired riding mode is initially preselected. The mode
change does not take place until
the systems in question are all in
the appropriate state.
The selection menu does not
disappear from the display until the mode change has taken
place.
Brake system with
BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS
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Partially integral brakes
Your motorcycle is equipped with
partially integral brakes. Both
front and rear brakes are applied
when you pull the handbrake
lever. The footbrake lever acts
only on the rear brake.
While the brakes are slowing the
motorcycle with ABS actively intervening, the BMW Motorrad
Integral ABS adapts braking-force
distribution between front and
rear brakes to suit the load on
the motorcycle.
Due to the integral function
a spinning of the rear wheel
with operated front wheel brake
(Burn Out) is not possible. Attempted burn-outs can result in
damage to the rear brake and the
clutch.
Do not attempt burn-outs.
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variants HARD, NORMAL and
SOFT can be selected.
Basic setting RAIN: SOFT.
Basic setting ROAD: NORMAL.
Basic setting DYNAMIC:
HARD.
In the modes ENDURO and
ENDURO PRO the damping
variants HARD and SOFT can
be selected.
Basic setting ENDURO: SOFT.
Basic setting ENDURO PRO:
HARD.
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How does ABS work?
The amount of braking force that
can be transferred to the road
depends on factors that 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 and 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
transferable limit, the wheels start
to lock and the vehicle loses its
directional stability; a fall is imminent. Before this situation occurs the ABS will be activated
and the brake pressure adapted to the maximally transferable
braking force. The wheels continue to turn and the driving stability is retained irrespective of
the road condition.
What are the effects of
surface irregularities?
ing force accordingly to achieve
optimum braking.
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 Integral 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 brak-
What feedback does the
rider receive from the
BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS?
If the ABS system has to reduce
braking force on account of the
circumstances described above,
vibration is perceptible through
the handbrake lever.
When the handbrake lever is
pulled, brake pressure is also
built up at the rear wheel by
the integral function. If the
brake pedal is depressed after
the handbrake lever is pulled,
the brake pressure built up
beforehand is perceptible as
counter-pressure sooner than is
the case when the brake pedal is
depressed either before or at the
same time as the brake lever is
pulled.
Under very severe and sudden
deceleration, however, under certain circumstances it is possible
that the BMW Motorrad Integral 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 always
be relied on to prevent the rear
wheel from lifting clear of the
ground.
What is the design
baseline for
BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS?
Within the limits imposed by
physics, the BMW Motorrad Integral 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. The
driving behaviour should be adapted to actual driving skills and
the road conditions.
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-dia-
gnosis has to complete before
fault messages can be issued.
In addition to problems with the
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS,
exceptional riding conditions can
lead to a fault message being
issued.
Exceptional riding
conditions:
Heating up with the motorcycle
on the centre stand or an auxiliary stand, engine idling or with
a gear engaged.
Rear wheel locked by the engine brake for a lengthy period,
for example while descending
on a loose or slippery surface.
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.
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What significance
devolves on regular
maintenance?
momentum take over and even
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS is
unable to counteract their effects.
What is the design
baseline for
BMW Motorrad ASC?
Invariably, a technical system cannot perform beyond
the abilities dictated by its level
of maintenance.
In order to ensure that the
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS is
always maintained in optimum
condition, it is essential for you to
comply strictly with the specified
inspection intervals.
Electronic engine
management with
BMW Motorrad ASC
BMW Motorrad ASC is designed
as an assistant system for the
rider and for use on public roads.
The extent to which the rider affects ASC control can be considerable (weight shifts when cornering, items of luggage loose on
the motorcycle), especially when
style of riding takes rider and machine close to the limits imposed
by physics.
For off-road driving the riding
mode ENDURO should be activated:. This mode delays ASC
intervention slightly in order to
permit controlled drifting.
The system is not optimised for
special requirements that apply
under extreme competitive situations off-road or on the track.
BMW Motorrad ASC can be deactivated in these cases.
Reserves for safety
The potentially shorter braking
distances which BMW Motorrad
Integral ABS permits must not be
used as an excuse for careless
riding. ABS is primarily a means
of ensuring a safety margin in
genuine emergencies.
Take care when cornering! When
you apply the brakes on a corner,
the motorcycle's weight and
with riding modes OE
How does ASC work?
BMW Motorrad ASC compares
the speed of rotation of the front
wheel and the rear wheel. The
differential is used to compute
slip as a measure of the reserves
of stability available at the rear
wheel. If slip exceeds a certain
limit the engine control intervenes, adapting engine torque
accordingly.
Special situations
In accordance with the laws of
physics, the accelerating ability
is restricted more and more as
the heel angle increases. Consequently, there can be a perceptible lag in acceleration out of
very tight bends.
The speeds of the front and
rear wheels are compared as
one means of detecting the rear
wheel's incipient tendency to
spin or slip sideways. If the system registers implausible values
for a lengthy period the ASC
function is deactivated for safety
reasons and an ASC fault message is issued. Self-diagnosis
has to complete before fault
messages can be issued.
The BMW Motorrad ASC can
shut down automatically under
the exceptional riding conditions
outlined below.
Exceptional riding
conditions:
Riding for a lengthy period with
the rear wheel lifted off the
ground (wheelie) with ASC deactivated.
Rear wheel rotating with the
vehicle 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.
Accelerating the motorcycle to
a speed in excess of 10 km/h
after switching the ignition off
and then on again reactivates the
ASC.
Slip can be increased by
very-heavy-duty massive-bar
tyres, with the result that ASC
intervention occurs before
optimum forward acceleration
is achieved. Under these
circumstances, BMW Motorrad
ASC should be deactivated.
If the front wheel lifts clear of the
ground under severe acceleration, ASC reduces engine torque
until the front wheel regains contact with the ground.
Under these circumstances,
BMW Motorrad recommends
rolling the throttle slightly closed
so as to restore stability with the
least possible delay.
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Even ASC is constrained by
the laws of physics. Invariably, the rider bears responsibility for assessing road and traffic
conditions and adopting his or
her style of riding accordingly.
Do not take risks that would negate the additional safety offered
by this system.
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When riding on a slippery surface, never snap the throttle
twistgrip fully closed without
pulling the clutch at the same
time. Engine braking torque can
cause the rear wheel to lock, with
a corresponding loss of stability.
BMW Motorrad ASC is unable to
control a situation of this nature.
Tyre pressure
monitoring RDC
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 above approx-
imately 30 km/h for the first time.
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
vehicle 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
vehicle. An error message is issued if wheels without sensors
are fitted to a vehicle equipped
with an RDC control unit.
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.
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
as well as 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.
the tyre is inflated to the correct
pressure.
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Compare the RDC readings
on the multifunction display
with the value in the table on
the inside cover of the Rider's
Manual. Then use the air line to
compensate for the difference
between the RDC reading and
the value in the table.
Example: According to the
Rider's Manual, tyre pressure
should be 2.5 bar, but the
reading in the multifunction
display is 2.3 bar, so pressure is
low by 0.2 bar. The gauge on
the air line shows 2.4 bar. You
must now increase tyre pressure
by the 0.2 bar difference
between the value in the table
and the RDC reading; when the
air-line gauge shows 2.6 bar,
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Accessories
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Power sockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
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Topcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Navigation system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
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Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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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
chassis and suspension control
systems ( 123).
BMW Motorrad cannot
examine or test each
product of outside origin to
ensure that it can be used on
or in connection with BMW
motorcycles without constituting
a safety hazard. Country-specific
official authorisation does not
suffice as assurance. Tests
conducted by these instances
cannot make provision for all
operating conditions experienced
by BMW motorcycles and,
consequently, they are not
sufficient in some circumstances.
Use only parts and accessories approved by BMW for your
motorcycle.
Whenever you are planning
modifications, comply with all
the legal requirements. Make
sure that the vehicle does not
infringe the national road-vehicle
construction and use regulations
applicable in your country.
Power sockets
Notes on use of power sockets:
Automatic shutdown
Power sockets are shut down
automatically under the following
circumstances:
If battery charge state is too
low to maintain the motorcycle's start capability
If maximum load capability as
stated in the technical data is
exceeded
When the engine is being
cranked on the starter
with extra socket OA
If more than one socket is used,
total current must not exceed the
maximum load capability.
Operating electrical
accessories
You can start using electrical accessories only when the ignition
is switched on. The accessory
Cable routing
The cables from the power sockets to the auxiliary devices must
be routed in such a way that
they:
Do not impede the rider
Do not restrict the steering
angle or obstruct handling
Cannot be trapped
Cases
with cases OA
Opening cases
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Turn key 1 in the case lock to
right angles with the forward
direction of travel.
Keep the yellow latch 2 held
and fold out the carry handle 3.
Push yellow button 1 down
and at the same time open the
lid of the case.
Closing cases
Turn the lock with the key until
it is at right angles to the forward direction of travel.
Close the case lid.
The lid engages with an audible click.
Accessories
remains operational if the ignition is subsequently switched off.
The power sockets are switched
off approximately 15 minutes
after the ignition is switched off,
in order to prevent overloading of
the on-board electrics.
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Adjusting case volume
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Removing cases
Open the case and remove all
its contents.
Closing the carry handle
while the case lock is in
line with the forward direction of
travel can result in damage to the
locking tongue.
Make sure that the case lock is
at right angles to the forward direction of travel when you close
the carry handle.
Close carry handle 1.
Turn the key in the case lock
in line with the forward direction of travel and remove the
key from the lock.
Engage pivot lever 1 at the top
limit position to set the case to
minimum volume.
Engage pivot lever 1 at the
bottom limit position to set the
case to maximum volume.
Close the case.
Turn key 1 in the case lock to
right angles with the forward
direction of travel.
Keep the yellow latch 2 held
and fold out the carry handle 3.
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Pull red release lever 1 up.
Latching flap 2 pops up.
Fully open the latching flap.
Take a firm grip of the handle
and lift the case out of the
holder.
Pull red release lever 1 up.
Latching flap 2 pops up.
Fully open the latching flap.
Place box from the top into the
mountings 1 and 2.
Press latching flap 1 down until
resistance is felt.
Next simultaneously press
down latching flap and red release lever 2.
The latching flap engages.
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Topcase
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Accessories
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Opening topcase
Closing the carry handle
while the case lock is in
line with the forward direction of
travel can result in damage to the
locking tongue.
Make sure that the case lock is
at right angles to the forward direction of travel when you close
the carry handle.
Close carry handle 1.
Turn the key in the case lock
in line with the forward direction of travel and remove the
key from the lock.
Push yellow button 1 forward
and at the same time open the
lid of the topcase.
Turn key 1 in the topcase lock
to the vertical position.
Keep the yellow latch 2 held
and fold out the carry handle 3.
Closing topcase
Press down firmly on the topcase lid to close.
Removing topcase
Open the topcase and remove
all its contents.
Closing the carry handle
while the topcase lock is
horizontal can result in damage
to the locking tongue.
Make sure that the topcase lock
is vertical when you close the
carry handle.
Close carry handle 1.
The handle engages with an
audible click.
Turn the key in the topcase
lock to the horizontal position
and remove the key from the
lock.
Engage pivot lever 1 at the
front limit position to set the
case to maximum volume.
Engage pivot lever 1 at the
rear limit position to set the
case to minimum volume.
Close the topcase.
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Turn key 1 in the topcase lock
to the vertical position.
Keep the yellow latch 2 held
and fold out the carry handle 3.
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Adjusting topcase volume
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Pull red lever 1 back as far as it
will go.
Latching flap 2 pops up.
Fully open the latching flap.
Take a firm grip of the handle
and lift the topcase out of the
holder.
Pull red lever 1 back as far as it
will go.
Latching flap 2 pops up.
Fully open the latching flap.
Engage the topcase in front
holders 1 of the topcase carrier
plate.
Press the topcase onto the
topcase carrier plate at the
rear.
Navigation system
with preparation for navigation
system OE
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Press latching flap 1 forward
until resistance is felt.
Next simultaneously press
down latching flap and red release lever 2.
The latching flap engages.
Closing the carry handle
while the topcase lock is
horizontal can result in damage
to the locking tongue.
Make sure that the topcase lock
is vertical when you close the
carry handle.
Close carry handle 1.
The handle engages with an
audible click.
Turn the key in the topcase
lock to the horizontal position
and remove the key from the
lock.
If the BMW Motorrad Navigator
is fitted, some of its functions
can be controlled directly from
the handlebars using the MultiController.
Accessories
Operating navigation
system
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The Multi-Controller is operated
by means of six movements:
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Turning upwards and downwards.
Short operation to the left and
right.
Extended operation to the left
and right.
Turning the Multi-Controller increases or decreases the volume
of a BMW Motorrad communication system connected via
Bluetooth. Whilst the volume is
set a bar display appears in the
display of the Navigator.
In the BMW special menu, the
menu items are selected by turning the Multi-Controller.
Short operation of the Multi-Controller to the left or right changes
between the main pages of the
Navigator:
Start page
Mediaplayer
BMW Special Menu
Navigation
Trip computer
The long operation of the MultiController corresponds to the activation of certain functions on
the Navigator display. These
functions are marked by small
arrows above the corresponding contact field or by a plus or
minus sign.
The function is triggered
by a long operation to the
right.
The function is triggered by
a long operation to the left.
The function is triggered
by a long operation to the
right.
The function is triggered by
a long operation to the left.
In detail the following functions
can be controlled:
Start page
Operation to the left: start diversion (with active navigation).
Operation to the right: telephone functions (with a telephone connected).
Mediaplayer
Operation to the left: Play previous title.
Operation to the right: Play
next title.
BMW Special Menu
Repeat most recent navigation
announcement.
Save current waypoint as a favourite.
Navigate home.
Switch navigation announcements off or on (off: the display shows a loudspeaker symbol that is crossed out).
Navigation
Operation to the left: increase
map section (Zoom in).
Operation to the right: reduce
map section (Zoom out).
Trip computer
Operation to the left: scrolling
upwards.
Operation to the right: scrolling
down.
Special functions
Integration of the BMW Motorrad Navigator has produced a
number of deviations from the
descriptions in the user guide for
the Navigator.
Reserve fuel level warning
The settings for the fuel gauge
enable you to define a distance
that is covered per tankful of fuel.
The motorcycle sends the fig-
ure for residual range possible
with the fuel remaining in the fuel
tank to the Navigator, so it is no
longer necessary to enter this
value.
Time and date
The Navigator sends time and
date to the motorcycle. The
transfer of these data into the
instrument cluster must be activated in the SETUP menu of the
instrument cluster.
Security settings
The BMW Motorrad Navigator IV
can be secured against unauthorised use with a four-digit PIN
(Garmin Lock). If this function is
activated, while the Navigator is
cradled on the motorcycle and
the ignition is switched on you
are prompted to add the motorcycle to the list of secured
vehicles. If you answer "Yes" at
this prompt the Navigator saves
the VIN of this vehicle in its internal memory.
A maximum of five VINs can be
saved in this way.
Subsequently, the PIN does not
have to be entered when the
Navigator is switched on by ignition ON while cradled in any of
these vehicles.
If the Navigator is removed from
the vehicle while switched on, a
security prompt asking for the
PIN to be entered is issued.
Screen brightness
Screen brightness is adjusted by
the motorcycle while the unit is
cradled. There is no provision for
manual input.
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Switch navigation display off or
on.
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Maintenance
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
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Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Rims and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Air filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Jump-start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Maintenance
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
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General instructions
Toolkit
The "Maintenance" chapter describes straightforward procedures for checking and replacing
certain wear parts.
Special tightening torques are listed as applicable. The tightening
torques for the threaded fasteners on your vehicle 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 vehicle, which is
available from your authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Standard tool kit
Some of the work calls for special tools and a thorough knowledge of the technology involved.
If you are in doubt consult a
specialist workshop, preferably
your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
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Screwdriver handle
Use with screwdriver insert.
Top up the engine oil
( 116).
4
Reversible screwdriver
blade
With cross recess and Torx
T25
Remove turn indicator
bulbs, front and rear
( 133).
Remove battery cover
( 139).
Open-ended spanner
Width across flats 8/10
Removing battery
( 140).
Open-ended spanner
Width across flats 14
Adjust mirror arm
( 66).
BMW Motorrad has assembled
a tools service set that is ideal
for carrying out extended service
work (e.g. removing and installing
wheels) on this motorcycle. You
can obtain the tools set from
your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
sump. Checking the oil level with
the engine cold or after no more
than a short ride will lead to misinterpretation of oil level.
In order to ensure that the engine oil level is read correctly,
check the oil level only after at
engine operating temperature.
Switch off the engine when it is
at operating temperature.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its centre stand.
Wait five minutes for the oil to
drain into the oil pan.
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Check the oil level in oil-level
indicator 1.
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Engine oil
Check engine oil level
The oil level varies with
the temperature of the
oil. The higher the temperature,
the higher the level of oil in the
Maintenance
Tools service set
Engine oil, specified level
Between MIN and MAX
marks
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If the oil level is below the MIN
mark:
Top up the engine oil ( 116).
If the oil level is above the MAX
mark:
Have the oil level corrected
by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Top up the engine oil
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Engine oil, quantity for
topping up
max 0.95 l (Difference
between MIN and MAX)
Check engine oil level ( 115).
Install the cap of the oil filler
neck.
Wipe the area around the filler
neck clean.
Use the screwdriver handle
from the toolkit to remove
cap 1 from the engine-oil filler
neck.
Check engine oil level ( 115).
Damage to the engine
can result if it is operated
without enough oil, but the same
also applies if the oil level is too
high.
Always make sure that the oil
level is correct.
Top up the engine oil to the
specified level.
Brake system
Check operation of brakes
Pull the front brake 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:
Incorrect working practices
endanger the reliability of
the brakes.
Have all work on the brake sys-
front suspension toward brake
pads 1.
Have the brakes checked by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Check front brake pad
thickness
Have the brake pads replaced
by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Brake-pad wear limit,
front
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:
Visually inspect the left and
right brake pads to ascertain
their thickness. Viewing direction: between wheel and
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.
Brake pads worn past the
minimum permissible thickness can cause a reduction in
braking efficiency and under
Check rear brake pad
thickness
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
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Maintenance
tem undertaken by trained and
qualified specialists.
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past the minimum permissible
thickness.
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Have the brake pads replaced
by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Visually inspect the brake pads
to ascertain their thickness.
Viewing direction: between
spray guard and rear wheel toward brake pads 1.
Brake-pad wear limit,
rear
1.0 mm (Friction pad only,
without backing plate.)
If the wear limit has been
reached:
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
Check 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.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its centre stand.
Move the handlebars to the
straight-ahead position.
Wear of the brake pads
causes the brake fluid level
in the reservoir to sink.
Brake fluid level, front
Brake fluid, DOT4
It is impermissible for the
brake fluid level to drop below the MIN mark. (Brakefluid reservoir horizontal, motorcycle upright)
If the brake fluid level drops below the permitted level:
Have the defect rectified as
quickly as possible by a specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
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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 place the motorcycle on its centre stand.
Maintenance
Check the brake fluid level in
front reservoir 1.
Check the brake-fluid
level, rear brakes
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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
Brake fluid, DOT4
It is impermissible for the
brake fluid level to drop below the MIN mark. (Brakefluid reservoir horizontal, motorcycle upright)
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.
Risk of burn injuries due
to contact with hot engine
components.
Keep ell clear of all hot engine
components.
Do not touch hot engine
components.
Check the coolant level in expansion tank 1.
Topping up coolant
Remove screws 1.
Remove side panel in
positions 2, 3 and 4 from the
mountings.
Place side panel into the
mountings 1 and 2.
Remove screws 1.
Open cap 1 of the coolant expansion tank and top up the
coolant to the specified level.
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Maintenance
Checking coolant level
( 120).
Close the cap of the coolant
expansion tank.
If the coolant drops below the
permitted level:
Top up the coolant.
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Clutch
Checking tyre tread depth
Checking clutch function
122
Pull the clutch lever.
The pressure point must be
clearly perceptible.
If the pressure point is not clearly
perceptible:
Have the clutch checked by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
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.
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Install screws 1.
Rims and tyres
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Checking rims
Install screws 1.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Visually inspect the rims for
defects.
Have any damaged rims inspected by a specialist workshop and replaced if necessary, preferably by an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
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.
Wear indicators are built
into the main profile
grooves on each tyre. 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.
Check spokes
with cross-spoked wheels OE
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Draw the handle of a screwdriver or a similar instrument
across the spokes and listen
to the notes of the individual
spokes.
If the notes vary:
Have the spokes checked by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Wheels
Tyre recommendation
For each size of tyre
BMW Motorrad tests and
classifies as roadworthy certain
makes. BMW Motorrad cannot
assess the suitability or provide
any guarantee of road safety for
other tyres.
BMW Motorrad recommends
using only tyres tested by
BMW Motorrad.
You can obtain detailed
information from your authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer or on
the Internet at www.bmwmotorrad.com.
Effect of wheel size on
chassis and suspension
control systems
Wheel size is very important
as a parameter for the Chassis
and suspension control systems ABS and ASC. In particu-
lar, the diameter and the width
of a vehicle'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
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Maintenance
If the tyre tread is worn to minimum:
Replace tyre or tyres, as applicable.
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units can be changed to suit the
new wheel sizes.
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RDC label
Maintenance
with tyre pressure monitoring
(RDC) OE
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.
Removing front wheel
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its centre stand.
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Incorrect tyre fitting can
damage the RDC sensors.
Be sure to explain to the authorised BMW Motorrad dealer
or the specialist workshop that
the wheel is fitted with an RDC
sensor.
If the motorcycle is equipped
with RDC, each wheel rim bears
an adhesive label indicating the
Remove screw 3 and remove
the ABS sensor from its bore.
Mask off the parts of the wheel
rim that could be scratched in
the process of removing the
brake calipers.
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 4 of
the left and right brake calipers.
Remove ABS sensor line from
the retaining clips 1 and 2.
better able to grip it on the
right-hand side.
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Force the brake pads 1 slightly
apart by rotational movement
of the brake caliper 2 against
brake disc 3.
Carefully pull the brake calipers
back and out until clear of the
brake discs.
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
( 129).
Remove right-hand axle clamping screw 1.
Withdraw quick-release axle 1,
support the front wheel when
doing this.
Set down front wheel and roll
forwards out of the front suspension.
Remove screw 1.
Remove left-hand axle clamping screw 2.
Press quick-release axle slightly
toward the inside, so as to be
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Always have the security of the
fasteners checked by a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
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Remove spacer bush 1 from
the wheel hub.
Installing front wheel
Possible malfunctions when
ABS and ASC intervene, if
any other wheel but the series
standard wheel is installed.
See the information on the effect
of wheel size on chassis and suspension control units ABS and
ASC at the start of this chapter.
Threaded fasteners not
tightened to the specified
torque can work loose or their
threads can suffer damage.
Slip spacing bushing 1 into
the wheel hub on the left-hand
side.
The front wheel must be
installed right way round to
rotate in the correct direction.
Note the direction-of-rotation arrows on the tyre or the wheel
rim.
Roll the front wheel into position between the front forks.
Lift front wheel and fit quickrelease axle 1.
Remove front-wheel stand and
firmly compress front forks
several times. Do not operate front break lever.
Install the front-wheel stand
( 129).
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Install screw 1 and tighten to
specified torque. Counter-hold
quick-release axle on the righthand side.
Quick-release axle in
telescopic forks
30 Nm
Tighten left-hand axle clamping screw 2 to the specified
torque.
Clamping screw for
quick-release axle in
telescopic fork
19 Nm
Tighten right axle clamping
screw 1 to the specified
torque.
Clamping screw for
quick-release axle in
telescopic fork
19 Nm
Remove the front-wheel stand.
Place brake calipers left and
right onto the brake discs.
Install securing screws 4 on
left and right and tighten to
specified tightening torque.
Brake caliper on telescopic fork
38 Nm
Remove the adhesive tape
from the wheel rim.
Braking efficiency is impaired if the brake pads are
not correctly bedded against the
discs.
Before riding off, always check
that the brakes bite as soon as
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the brake lever is pulled or the
brake pedal depressed.
Operate the brake several
times until the brake pads are
bedded.
Fit ABS sensor line into the
mounting clips 1 and 2.
Insert the ABS sensor into its
bore and install screw 3.
Removing rear wheel
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its centre stand.
Engage first gear.
Risk of burning due to hot
exhaust system.
Do not touch any hot parts of the
exhaust system.
Allow rear silencer to cool
down.
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.
Remove studs 1 from the rear
wheel, while supporting the
wheel.
Roll the rear wheel out toward
the rear.
Seat the rear wheel on the
rear-wheel adapter.
Install the rear wheel
Possible malfunctions when
ABS and ASC intervene, if
any other wheel but the series
standard wheel is installed.
See the information on the effect
of wheel size on chassis and suspension control units ABS and
ASC at the start of this chapter.
The wheel studs for the
spoked wheel and the
cast wheel are of different
lengths. If wheel studs from the
two sets are combined or the
wrong wheel studs are used the
Install wheel studs 1 and
tighten to specified torque.
Rear wheel to wheel
flange
Tightening sequence:
tighten in diagonally
opposite sequence
60 Nm
Front-wheel stand
Install the front-wheel
stand
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.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its centre stand.
Use basic stand with frontwheel adapter. The basic
stand and its accessory
parts are available from your
BMW Motorrad dealer.
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Slacken adjusting screws 1.
Push the two adapters 2 apart
until the front forks fit between
them.
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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rear wheel will not be correctly
secured and could present a risk
of accident.
Use only the correct wheel studs
and only wheel studs bearing the
same approved length identifiers. Do not lubricate the wheel
studs.
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Replacing low-beam and
high-beam headlight bulb
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The positions of the plug,
the spring wire retainer and
the bulb might not be as illustrated below.
Align the two adapters 2 so
that the front forks are securely
seated.
Tighten adjusting screws 1.
If the motorcycle is on the
centre stand and is raised
too far, the centre stand will lift
clear of the ground and the motorcycle could topple to one side.
When raising the motorcycle,
make sure that the centre stand
remains on the ground.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.
Apply uniform pressure to push
the front-wheel stand down
and raise the motorcycle.
Remove cover 1 by turning
it counter-clockwise so as to
replace the low beam lamp.
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Remove cover 1 by turning
it counter-clockwise so as to
replace the high beam lamp.
Disengage spring clip 1 and
swing it aside.
Remove bulb 2.
Replace the defective bulb.
Bulbs for the low-beam
headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulb for high-beam
headlight
Disconnect plug 1.
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Hold the new bulb by the base
only, in order to keep the glass
free of foreign matter.
Install bulb 2, making sure that
tab 3 is correctly positioned.
The bulb might face in a
direction other than that
shown here.
Engage spring clip 1 in the
catch.
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Replacing parking-light
bulb
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Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.
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Install plug 1.
Place cover in position and fit
by turning in a clockwise direction.
Pull bulb carrier 1 out of the
headlight housing.
Replacing LED headlight
with LED headlights OE
LED headlights can be replaced only as a complete
unit. Consult a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Remove cover 1 by turning it
counter-clockwise.
Remove bulb 1 from the
socket.
Bulb for parking light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
the new bulb in order to keep
the glass free of foreign matter.
Install bulb carrier 1 in the
headlight housing.
Place cover in position and fit
by turning in a clockwise direction.
Replacing LED for brake
light and tail light
Insert bulb 1 into the bulb
socket.
The LED rear light can be replaced only as a complete unit.
Consult a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Replace LED flashing turn
indicators
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with LED turn indicators OE
The LED flashing turn indicators can be replaced only as
a complete unit. Consult a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
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Remove turn indicator
bulbs, front and rear
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.
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Replace the defective bulb.
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Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
the new bulb in order to keep
the glass free of foreign matter.
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Remove screw 1.
Turn bulb 1 counter-clockwise
and remove it from the bulb
housing.
Installing turn-indicator
bulbs, front and rear
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Replace the defective bulb.
Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, front
Pull the glass out of the reflector housing at the threadedfastener side.
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, rear
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
Turn bulb 1 clockwise to install
it in the bulb housing.
with LED auxiliary headlight OA
Working from the inboard side,
insert the glass into the bulb
housing and close the housing.
Remove screws 1 and
screws 2.
Remove the centre trim panel.
The LED auxiliary headlights can
only be replaced as a unit; it is
not possible to replace individual
LEDs.
Consult a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Air filter
Remove screws 1.
Remove air filter housing cover.
Replacing air-filter
element
Install screw 1.
Remove front seat (
75).
Remove frame 1.
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Maintenance
Replace auxiliary
headlights
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Remove air filter element 2.
Install screws 1.
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Jump-start
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Installing front seat (
Fit new or cleaned air filter insert 2.
Fit frame 1.
Place air filter housing cover in
position.
Place centre trim panel in position, paying attention to the
connections 1 to the side panels.
Fit screws 1 and screws 2.
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.
A short-circuit can result if the crocodile clips
of the jump leads are accidentally brought into contact with the
motorcycle.
Use only jump leads fitted with
fully insulated crocodile clips at
both ends.
Jump-starting with a donorbattery voltage higher than
12 V can damage the vehicle
electronics.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motorcycle on its stand.
Remove battery cover ( 139).
When jump-starting the engine,
do not disconnect the battery
from the on-board electrical
system.
Remove protective cap of the
positive terminal 1.
Use the red jumper cable to
connect the positive terminal 2
of the discharged battery 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 3 of the discharged
battery.
Run the engine of the donor
vehicle during jump-starting.
Start the engine of the vehicle
with the discharged battery
in the usual way; if the engine does not start, wait a few
minutes before repeating the
attempt in order to protect the
starter motor and the donor
battery.
Allow both engines to idle for a
few minutes before disconnecting the jump leads.
Disconnect the jump lead from
the negative terminals first,
then disconnect the second
lead from the positive terminals.
Do not use proprietary
start-assist sprays or other
products to start the engine.
Installing front seat (
75).
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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
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Make sure that the battery of the
donor vehicle has a voltage rating
of 12 V.
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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.
Connect a float charger to the
battery if the motorcycle is to
remain out of use for more than
four weeks.
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.
Charging battery when
connected
with the charger connected directly to the battery posts.
Charging the connected
battery directly at the battery terminals can damage the
vehicle electronics.
Always disconnect the battery
from the on-board circuits before recharging it with a charger
connected directly to the battery
posts.
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 suitable chargers. A
suitable charger is available from
BMW Motorrad your authorised
dealer.
If you switch on the ignition and the multifunction
display and indicator lights fail
to light up, the battery is completely flat (battery voltage is less
than 9 V). Attempting to charge
a completely flat battery via the
extra 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
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.
ways fully recharge the battery
before restoring it to use
Remove battery cover
Charging battery when
disconnected
Charge the battery using a
suitable charger.
Comply with the operating instructions of the charger.
Once the battery is fully
charged, disconnect the
charger's terminal clips from
the battery terminals.
The battery has to be recharged at regular intervals
in the course of a lengthy period
of disuse. See the instructions
for caring for your battery. Al-
Fitting battery cover
Remove screw 1.
Slightly pull forward battery
cover at the top in positions 1
and 2, in so doing pay attention to the mounting 3.
Withdraw battery over in an upward direction from the mounting 3.
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Place battery cover into the
mounting 1 and press into the
mountings 2.
Install screw 1.
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If you are unable to charge
the battery through the onboard socket, you may be using
a charger that is not compatible
with your motorcycle's electronics. If this happens, disconnect
the battery from the on-board
systems and connect the charger
directly to the battery.
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Removing battery
with anti-theft alarm OE
If applicable, switch off the antitheft alarm.
139).
Maintenance
Switch off the ignition.
Remove battery cover (
Pull retaining plate in position 1
outwards and remove in an
upward direction.
Slightly lift battery and remove
from the mounting to such an
extent that the battery positive
terminal becomes accessible.
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Remove protective cap 1 of
the positive terminal.
Remove battery negative
lead 2.
Undo rubber cord 3.
Disconnect positive lead 1.
Installing battery
Connect positive lead 1 to the
battery's positive terminal.
Push battery into the mounting.
Setting clock ( 49).
Set date ( 50).
Fuses
Replacing fuses
First insert retaining plate into
the mountings 1 and then push
under the battery in position 2.
Replace faulty fuse in accordance with the fuse allocation
diagram.
If fuse defects recur frequently have the electric
circuits checked by a specialist
workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Install plug 1.
Installing front seat (
Switch off the ignition.
Remove front seat ( 75).
Disconnect plug 1.
Fit rubber cord 3.
Connect battery negative
lead 2.
with a new fuse of the same
amperage.
Any attempt to jumper a
defective fuse gives rise to
the risk of a short-circuit and fire.
Always replace a defective fuse
75).
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Maintenance
Fit protective cap 1 of the battery positive terminal.
Fit battery cover ( 139).
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15 A
Instrument cluster, alarm
system (DWA), ignition
lock, diagnostic socket
7.5 A
Multifunction switch left,
tyre pressure control (RDC)
Care
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Washing motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
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Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Protective wax coating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Lay up motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Restoring motorcycle to use . . . . . . . 146
Care
Cleaning easily damaged components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
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Care products
Washing motorcycle
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use the cleaning
and care products you can
obtain from your authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
The substances in BMW
CareProducts have been tested
in laboratories and in practice;
they provide optimised care and
protection for the materials used
in your vehicle.
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use BMW insect remover to soften and wash off
insects and stubborn dirt 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 vehicle is
washed frequently, especially
during the winter months.
To remove road salt, clean the
motorcycle with cold water immediately after every trip.
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.
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 highpressure cleaners (steam
cleaners) can damage seals, the
hydraulic brake system, the electrical system, and the seat.
Do not use a steam jet or highpressure cleaning equipment.
Cleaning easily
damaged components
Plastics
If plastic parts are cleaned
using unsuitable cleaning
agents, the surfaces can be damaged.
Do not use cleaning agents that
Body panels
Clean the trim panels with water
and BMW plastic care emulsion.
Windscreens and headlight
lenses made of plastic
Clean off dirt and insects with a
soft sponge and plenty of water.
Soften stubborn dirt and
insects by covering the affected areas with a wet cloth.
Clean with water and
sponge only.
Do not use any chemical
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
care products that contain
silicon.
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Paint care
Washing the vehicle regularly
will help counteract the longterm effects of substances that
damage the paint, especially if
your vehicle 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
contain alcohol, solvents or abrasives to clean plastic parts.
Even insect-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.
Lay up motorcycle
Clean the motorcycle.
Removing battery ( 140).
Spray the brake and clutch
lever pivots and the main and
side stand pivots 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. Authorised BMW Motorrad dealers can provide suitable auxiliary stands.
Restoring motorcycle
to use
Remove the protective wax
coating.
Clean the motorcycle.
Install a charged battery.
Before starting: work through
the checklist.
Technical data
Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Riding specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
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Fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Anti-theft alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Technical data
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
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Troubleshooting chart
Engine does not start or is difficult to start.
Possible cause
Rectification
Kill switch activated
Set emergency-off switch (kill switch) to operating
position.
Side stand extended and gear engaged
Retract the side stand.
Gear engaged and clutch not disengaged
Select neutral or pull the clutch lever.
No fuel in tank
Refuel (
Battery flat
Charging battery when connected (
86).
138).
Threaded fasteners
Value
Valid
149
Brake caliper on telescopic fork
M10 x 65
38 Nm
Clamping screw for quick-release axle in telescopic fork
M8 x 35
19 Nm
Rear wheel
Value
Valid
Rear wheel to wheel flange
M10 x 1.25 x 40
tighten in diagonally opposite sequence
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Mirror arm
Value
Mirror (lock nut) to adapter
Left-hand thread, M10 x 1.25
22 Nm
Adapter to clamping block
M10 x 14 - 4.8
10
25 Nm
Technical data
Front wheel
Valid
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Handlebars
Clamping block (handlebar
clamp) on fork bridge
Technical data
M8 x 35
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Value
tighten in riding direction at the front of
the block
19 Nm
Valid
Engine design
Air- / fluid-cooled two-cylinder four-stroke
opposed-twin engine with two upper spur-geardriven camshafts and a counterbalance shaft.
Displacement
1170 cm3
Cylinder bore
101 mm
Piston stroke
73 mm
Compression ratio
12.5:1
Nominal output
92 kW, at engine speed: 7750 min-1
Torque
125 Nm, at engine speed: 6500 min-1
Maximum engine speed
max 9000 min-1
Idle speed
1150 min-1, Engine at regular operating temperature
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Fuel
Recommended fuel grade
Super unleaded (max. 10 % ethanol, E10)
95 ROZ/RON
89 AKI
Alternative fuel grade
Regular unleaded (Power- and consumption-related restrictions. If e.g. the engine is to be operated in countries with low fuel grades at 91 research octane number, then the motorcycle must
first be programmed appropriately at your authorised BMW motorcycle dealer.)
91 ROZ/RON
87 AKI
Usable fuel capacity
approx. 20 l
Reserve fuel
approx. 4 l
BMW recommends BP fuels
Engine oil, capacity
approx. 4.2 l, with filter change
Products recommended by BMW Motorrad
Castrol Power 1 Racing
SAE 5W-40, API SL / JASO MA2
Engine oil, quantity for topping up
max 0.95 l, Difference between MIN and MAX
BMW recommends
Clutch
Clutch type
Multiplate clutch running in oil bath
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Technical data
Engine oil
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Transmission
Gearbox type
Helical 6-speed transmission, integrated in the
engine housing
Gearbox transmission ratios
1,650, Primary transmission ratio
2.438 (39:16 teeth), 1st gear
1.714 (36:21 teeth), 2nd gear
1.296 (35:27 teeth), 3rd gear
1.059 (36:34 teeth), 4th gear
0.943 (33:35 teeth), 5th gear
0.848 (28:33 teeth), 6th gear
1.061 (35:33 teeth), Transmission output ratio
Rear-wheel drive
Type of final drive
Shaft drive with bevel gears
Type of rear suspension
Cast-aluminium single swinging arm with BMW
Motorrad Paralever
Gear ratio of final drive
2.910 (32:11 teeth)
Running gear
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Type of front suspension
BMW Telelever, with anti-dive top fork bridge,
trailing arm mounted on engine and telescopic
forks, central spring strut supported by trailing arm
and frame
Design of front wheel suspension
Central shock absorber with helical spring
with Dynamic ESA OE
Spring travel, front
with lowered suspension OE
Central shock absorber complete with torsion
spring and header tank, electrically adjustable decompression and compression-stage damping
190 mm, At wheel
160 mm, At wheel
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Technical data
Front wheel
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Rear wheel
Type of rear suspension
Cast-aluminium single swinging arm with BMW
Motorrad Paralever
Type of rear suspension
Central shock absorber complete with torsion
spring, adjustable rebound-stage damping and
spring preload
with Dynamic ESA OE
Spring travel at rear wheel
with lowered suspension OE
Central shock absorber complete with torsion
spring and header tank, electrically adjustable decompression and compression-stage damping,
electrically adjustable spring preload
200 mm
170 mm
Type of front brake
Hydraulically operated twin disc brake with 4-piston radial monobloc calipers and floating brake
discs
Brake-pad material, front
Sintered metal
Type of rear brake
Hydraulically operated disc brake with 2-piston
floating caliper and fixed disc
Brake-pad material, rear
Organic material
Wheels and tyres
Recommended tyre sets
You can obtain an up-to-date list of approved
tyres from your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer
or on the Internet at "www.bmw-motorrad.com"
Front wheel
Front wheel type
with cross-spoked wheels OE
Aluminium cast wheel
Cross-spoked wheel
Front wheel rim size
3.0"x19"
Tyre designation, front
120/70 - 19
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Brakes
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Rear wheel
Rear wheel type
with cross-spoked wheels OE
Aluminium cast wheel
Cross-spoked wheel
Rear wheel rim size
4.50"x17"
Tyre designation, rear
170/60 - 17
Tyre pressures
Tyre pressure, front
2.5 bar, Tyre cold
Tyre pressure, rear
2.9 bar, Tyre cold
Electrics
Electrical rating of on-board sockets
max 5 A, Total for all sockets
Fuse box
15 A, Slot 1: instrument cluster, alarm system
(DWA), ignition lock, diagnostic socket
7.5 A, Slot 2: multifunction switch left, tyre pressure control (RDC)
Battery
Battery type
AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) battery
Battery rated voltage
12 V
Battery rated capacity
12 Ah
Spark plugs
Spark plugs, manufacturer and designation
NGK LMAR8D-J
Electrode gap of spark plug
0.8±0.1 mm
10
159
Bulb for high-beam headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulbs for the low-beam headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulb for parking light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Bulb for tail light/brake light
LED / 12 V
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
Technical data
Lighting
z
10
Technical data
160
z
Anti-theft alarm
Time to active after activation
approx. 30 s
Alarm duration
approx. 26 s
Battery type
CR 123 A
Frame
Frame type
Tubular steel frame with supporting drive unit,
steel pipe rear frames
Type plate location
Frame, front, right (supporting pipe)
Location of the vehicle identification number
Front frame (steering head)
Length of motorcycle
2190 mm, about spray guard
Height of motorcycle
1440 mm, To top of windscreen when lowered, at
DIN unladen weight
with lowered suspension OE
Width of motorcycle
with hand protectors OE
Front-seat height
with front seat, low OE
with lowered
suspension OE
Rider's inside-leg arc, heel to heel
1415 mm, To top of windscreen when lowered, at
DIN unladen weight
955 mm, Across mirrors
980 mm, about hand guards
850...870 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
820...840 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
790...810 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
1870...1910 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
with front seat, low OE
1820...1860 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
with lowered suspension OE
1770...1810 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
10
161
Technical data
Dimensions
z
10
Technical data
162
z
Weights
Unladen weight
238 kg, DIN unladen weight, ready for road 90 %
load of fuel, without OE
Permissible gross weight
450 kg
Maximum payload
212 kg
Riding specifications
Top speed
>200 km/h
Service
BMW Motorrad Service . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
BMW Motorrad Mobility
services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
11
163
Confirmation of maintenance
work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Confirmation of service . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Service
Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
z
11
Service
164
z
BMW Motorrad Service
BMW Motorrad has an extensive
after-sales service network in
place to look after you and
your motorcycle in more than
100 countries. Authorised
BMW Motorrad dealerships have
the technical information and the
technical know-how to reliably
carry out all maintenance and
repair work on your BMW.
Visit our website www.bmwmotorrad.com to find out
where the nearest authorised
BMW Motorrad dealership is
located.
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, prefer-
ably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
BMW Motorrad Mobility
services
In order to help ensure that your
BMW is always in optimum
condition, BMW Motorrad
recommends compliance with
the maintenance intervals
specified for your motorcycle.
Have all maintenance and repair
work carried out confirmed in the
"Service" chapter in this manual.
For generous treatment of claims
submitted after the warranty
period has expired, evidence of
regular maintenance is essential.
As owner of a new BMW
motorcycle, in circumstances
in which assistance is required
you can benefit from the
protection afforded by the various
BMW Motorrad mobility services
(e.g. Mobile Service, breakdown
service, vehicle recovery service).
Your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer will be happy provide information about the mobility services available to you.
Your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer can provide information on
BMW services and the work undertaken as part of each service.
Maintenance work
BMW Pre-delivery Check
Your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer conducts the BMW predelivery check before handing
over the vehicle to you.
The BMW running-in check
has to be performed when the
vehicle has covered between 500
km and 1200 km.
BMW Service
The BMW Service is carried out
once a year; the extent of servicing can vary, depending on
the age of the vehicle 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 vehicles 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 odo-
meter 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.
11
165
Service
BMW Running-in Check
z
11
BMW Pre-delivery
Check
BMW Running-in
Check
Completed
Completed
on
on
Service
166
Confirmation of maintenance work
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
z
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
11
167
Service
BMW Service
z
11
Service
168
z
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
11
169
Service
BMW Service
z
11
Service
170
z
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
171
Date
Service
Item
11
z
11
Service
172
z
Item
Odometer
reading
Date
Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
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173
Appendix
Appendix
z
Certification Tire Pressure Control (TPC)
FCC ID: MRXBC54MA4
IC: 2546A-BC54MA4
FCC ID: MRXBC5A4
IC: 2546A-BC5A4
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules and with Industry Canada license-exempt
RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR
d'Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils
radio exempts de licence. L'exploitation est
autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes:
(1) l'appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage,
et
(2) l'utilisateur de l'appareil doit accepter tout
brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le
brouillage est susceptible d'en
compromettre le fonctionnement.
WARNING: Changes or modifications not expressively approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. The term “IC:” before the radio
certification number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
ASC
Control, 14
Engineering details, 96
Operation, 59
Self-diagnosis, 82
Average values
Resetting, 48
B
Battery
Charging battery when
connected, 138
Charging battery when
disconnected, 139
Indicator light for battery
charge voltage, 35
Installation, 140
Maintenance instructions, 137
Removal, 140
Technical data, 158
Brake fluid
Checking fluid level, front, 118
Checking fluid level, rear, 119
Reservoir, front, 13
Reservoir, rear, 13
Brake pads
Checking front, 117
Checking rear, 117
Running in, 83
Brakes
Adjusting handlebar lever, 65
Checking operation, 116
Safety instructions, 85
Technical data, 157
Bulbs
LED headlight, replacing, 132
Replace auxiliary
headlights, 135
Replacing high-beam headlight
bulb, 130
Replacing low-beam headlight
bulb, 130
Replacing parking-light
bulb, 132
Replacing rear light, 133
Technical data, 159
Warning, bulb failure, 35
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Index
A
Abbreviations and symbols, 6
ABS
Control, 14
Engineering details, 93
Operation, 58
Self-diagnosis, 82
Warnings, 36
Accessories
General instructions, 102
Air filter
Position on the motorcycle, 13
Replace insert, 135
Ambient temperature
Outside temperature
warning, 36
Reading, 22
Anti-theft alarm
Operation, 71
Technical data, 160
Telltale light, 18
Warning, 40
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Index
176
z
C
Case
Operation, 103
Checklist, 80
Clock
Adjusting, 49
Clutch
Adjusting handlebar lever, 65
Checking operation, 122
Technical data, 153
Confirmation of maintenance
work, 166
Coolant
Checking fill level, 120
Topping up, 121
Warning for overtemperature, 34
Cruise-control system
Operation, 63
Currency, 7
D
Damping
Adjuster, rear, 11
Adjusting, 68
Daytime riding lights
automatic daytime riding
light, 55
manual daytime riding light, 54
Position on the vehicle, 11
Dimensions
Technical data, 161
Technical data, 153
Topping up, 116
Warning for engine oil level, 34
Equipment, 7
ESA
Control, 14
Operation, 69
E
Electrics
Technical data, 158
Emergency off switch (kill
switch), 16
Operation, 57
Engine
Indicator light for engine control
unit, 34
Starting, 81
Technical data, 151
Warning for engine
electronics, 33
Engine oil
Checking fill level, 115
Filler neck, 13
Fill-level indicator, 13
Oil level, 23
F
Frame
Technical data, 160
Front-wheel stand
Installing, 129
Fuel
Filler neck, 11
Refuelling, 86
Reserve volume, 21
Technical data, 152
Fuel reserve
Warning, 33
Fuses
Replacing, 141
Technical data, 158
H
Handlebars
Adjusting, 67
Hazard warning flashers
Control, 14, 16
Operation, 56
Headlight
Adjustment for driving on left/
driving on right, 73
Beam throw, 73
Headlight beam-throw
adjustment, 11
Headlight courtesy delay
feature, 45
Heated handlebar grips
Control, 16
Operation, 57
Horn, 14
I
Ignition
Switching off, 45
Switching on, 45
Immobiliser
Reserve key, 46
Warning, 33
Instrument panel
Ambient-light brightness
sensor, 18
Overview, 18
J
Jump-start, 136
K
Keys, 44
L
Lights
automatic daytime riding
light, 55
Control, 14
Headlight flasher, operating, 53
High-beam headlight,
operating, 53
Low-beam headlight, 53
manual daytime riding light, 54
Operating auxiliary
headlights, 54
Parking light, 53
Side light, 53
Lowered suspension
Restrictions, 78
Luggage
Instructions for loading, 78
M
Maintenance
General instructions, 114
Maintenance intervals, 164
Mirrors
Adjusting, 66
Mobility services, 164
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Index
G
General views
Instrument panel, 18
Left multifunction switch, 14
Left side of vehicle, 11
Multifunction display, 20
Right multifunction switch, 16
Right side of vehicle, 13
Underneath the seat, 17
Warning and telltale lights, 25
Warning symbols, 27
z
13
Index
178
z
Motorcycle
Care, 143
Cleaning, 143
Lashing, 88
Laying up, 146
Parking, 86
Multifunction display, 18
Control, 14
Operation, 46
Overview, 20
Select display, 46
Multifunction switch
General view, left side , 14
General view, right side, 16
O
Odometer and tripmeters
Resetting, 47
Off-roading, 84
P
Parking, 86
Parking light, 53
Power socket
Notes on use, 102
Position on the vehicle, 13
Pre-ride check, 81
R
Rear-wheel drive
Technical data, 154
Refuelling, 86
Rev. counter, 18
Ride mode
Adjusting, 60
Control, 16
Engineering details, 92
Rider's Manual
Position on the vehicle, 17
Running gear
Technical data, 155
Running in, 83
S
Safety instructions
for brakes, 85
For riding, 78
Seat
Position of the height
adjustment, 17
Seats
Adjusting seat height, 75
Lock, 11
Removing and installing, 74
Service, 164
Service-due indicator, 21
Shifting gear
Recommendation to upshift, 23
Spark plugs
Technical data, 159
Speedometer, 18
Spring preload
Adjuster, rear, 13
Adjusting, 67
Starting, 81
Control, 16
Steering lock
Locking, 44
T
Technical data
Anti-theft alarm, 160
Battery, 158
Transmission
Technical data, 154
Troubleshooting chart, 148
Turn indicators
Control, 14
Control, right, 16
Operation, 56
Type plate
Position on the vehicle, 13
Tyre pressure monitoring RDC
Adhesive label for rim, 124
Engineering details, 98
Reading, 22
Warnings, 38
Tyres
Checking inflation pressure, 73
Checking tread depth, 122
Pressures, 158
Recommendation, 123
Running in, 83
Table of tyre pressures, 17
Technical data, 157
Top speed, 79
V
Vehicle
Restoring to use, 146
Vehicle Identification Number
Position on the vehicle, 13
W
Warning lights, 18
Overview, 25
Warnings
ABS, 36
Anti-theft alarm, 40
Battery charge voltage, 35
Bulb defect, 35
Coolant temperature, 34
Engine control unit, 34
Engine electronics, 33
Engine oil level, 34
Fuel reserve, 33
Immobiliser, 33
Mode of presentation, 28
Outside temperature
warning, 36
Overview, 27
RDC, 38
Warnings, overview, 29
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Index
Brakes, 157
Bulbs, 159
Clutch, 153
Dimensions, 161
Electrics, 158
Engine, 151
Engine oil, 153
Frame, 160
Fuel, 152
Rear-wheel drive, 154
Running gear, 155
Spark plugs, 159
Standards, 7
Transmission, 154
Weights, 162
Wheels and tyres, 157
Telltale lights, 18
Overview, 25
Toolkit
Contents, 114
Position on the vehicle, 17
topcase
Operation, 106
Torques, 149
z
13
Index
180
z
Weights
Payload table, 17
Technical data, 162
Wheels
Change of size, 123
Check spokes, 123
Checking rims, 122
Install the rear wheel, 128
Installing front wheel, 126
Removing front wheel, 124
Technical data, 157
Windscreen
Adjuster, 13
Adjusting, 67
Details described or illustrated
in this booklet may differ from
the vehicle'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.
©2013 Bayerische Motoren
Werke Aktiengesellschaft
80788 Munich, Germany
Reprinting, even only in extracts,
is only permitted with written authorization by BMW Motorrad,
Aftersales.
Printed in Germany.
The most important data for a filling-station stop can be found in the following chart:
Fuel
Recommended fuel grade
Super unleaded (max. 10 % ethanol, E10)
95 ROZ/RON
89 AKI
Alternative fuel grade
Regular unleaded (Power- and consumption-related restrictions. If e.g. the engine is to be operated in countries
with low fuel grades at 91 research octane number, then
the motorcycle must first be programmed appropriately at
your authorised BMW motorcycle dealer.)
91 ROZ/RON
87 AKI
Usable fuel capacity
approx. 20 l
Reserve fuel
approx. 4 l
Tyre pressures
Tyre pressure, front
2.5 bar, Tyre cold
Tyre pressure, rear
2.9 bar, Tyre cold
BMW recommends
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