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BMW Motorrad
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Rider's Manual (US Model)
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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.
Familiarize yourself with your new
motorcycle so that you can ride it
safely and confidently in all highway 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 any questions concerning your motorcycle, your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer
is always happy to provide advice
and assistance.
We wish you many miles of safe
and enjoyable riding
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
Notice concerning current status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2 Overviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
General view, left side . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . 13
Multifunction switch, left . . . . 14
Multifunction switch,
right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Underneath seat . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . 17
3 Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multifunction display . . . . . . . .
Warning and indicator
lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service display . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruising range. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
19
20
4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering and ignition
lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EWS Electronic immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speed warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard warning flashers . . . . .
Emergency-off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated handlebar grips . . . . .
BMW Motorrad Race
ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
33
21
22
23
23
34
34
35
36
36
37
38
38
39
39
40
Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rider and passenger
seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Luggage loops . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
51
54
55
5 Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . .
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Breaking in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shifting gears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking your motorcycle . . . .
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
57
58
59
59
62
63
64
65
66
66
41
42
45
45
47
48
48
50
51
Fastening motorcycle for
transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Dynamic Damping Control
BMW Motorrad DDC . . . . . . 114
6 On the racetrack. . . . . . . . 69
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . 70
LAPTIMER mode . . . . . . . . . . . 72
INFO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
SETUP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
DTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
DDC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Suspension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Launch control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Mirror removal and installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
License-plate carrier. . . . . . . 100
Removing and installing
front turn indicator . . . . . . . . 104
8 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . 115
General instructions . . . . . . . 116
Passenger footrests . . . . . . . 116
7 Technology in detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake system with
BMW Motorrad Race
ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine management with
BMW Motorrad DTC . . . . . .
107
108
110
112
9 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .
General instructions . . . . . . .
Onboard tool kit . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fairings and Panels . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheel rims and tires . . . . . .
Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front wheel stand . . . . . . . . .
Rear-wheel stand . . . . . . . . .
Lamps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
121
122
122
123
124
128
129
131
133
133
135
142
143
144
150
151
152
10 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washing your vehicle . . . . . .
Cleaning sensitive vehicle
parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protective wax coating . . . .
Storing motorcycle . . . . . . . .
Returning motorcycle to
use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
157
158
158
11 Technical data . . . . . .
Troubleshooting chart . . . . .
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . .
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . .
Suspension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical system . . . . . . . . . .
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
161
162
163
165
166
166
167
167
168
168
169
169
170
172
172
158
159
160
160
160
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Performance data . . . . . . . . . 173
12 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reporting safety
defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad Service . . .
BMW Motorrad Mobility
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of service . . . .
175
176
177
177
177
179
184
13 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
General instructions
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . 6
1
5
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Notice concerning current status . . . . 7
General instructions
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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1
General instructions
6
z
Overview
Chapter 2 of this Rider's Manual will provide you with an initial
overview of your motorcycle. All
maintenance and repair work carried out on your motorcycle will
be documented in Chapter 12.
Proof of the maintenance work
performed is a prerequisite for
generous treatment of claims.
When the time comes to sell
your BMW, please remember
to hand over this Rider's Manual;
it is an important part of the motorcycle.
Abbreviations and
symbols
Indicates warnings that
you must comply with for
reasons of your safety and the
safety of others, and to protect
your product against damage.
Special information on operating and inspecting your
motorcycle as well as maintenance and adjustment procedures.
Indicates the end of an
item of information.
OE
Optional equipment
BMW Motorrad optional
extras are already completely installed during
motorcycle production.
OA
Optional accessory
BMW optional accessories can be purchased
and installed at your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Instruction.
Result of an activity.
Reference to a page with
more detailed information.
EWS Electronic immobilizer.
Indicates the end of accessory or equipmentdependent information.
ABS
DWA Anti-theft alarm.
Anti-Lock Brake System.
Tightening torque.
DTC Dynamic Traction Control.
Technical data.
DDC Dynamic Damping Control.
Technical data
When you ordered your BMW
motorcycle, you chose various
items of custom equipment. This
Rider's Manual describes optional
equipment (OE) offered by BMW
and selected optional accessories
(OA). This explains why the manual may also contain descriptions
of equipment which you have not
ordered. Please note, too, that
your motorcycle might not be exactly as illustrated in this manual
on account of country-specific
differences.
If your BMW is equipped with
options or accessories not described in this Rider's Manual,
then this equipment is described
in separate operating instructions.
All dimensions, weights and outputs in the Rider's Manual refer
to the Deutsches Institut für Normung e. V. (DIN) and comply with
its tolerance regulations. Versions for individual countries may
differ.
Notice concerning
current status
The high safety and quality standards of BMW motorcycles are
maintained by consistent, ongoing development efforts embracing their design, equipment
and accessories. For this reason, aspects of your motorcycle
may vary from the descriptions
in this Operating instructions. In
addition, BMW Motorrad cannot guarantee the total absence
of errors. We hope you will appreciate that no claims can be
recognized based on the data, il-
lustrations or descriptions in this
manual.
1
7
General instructions
Equipment
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General instructions
1
8
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Overviews
General view, left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2
9
Multifunction switch, right . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Underneath seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Overviews
Multifunction switch, left . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
z
Overviews
2
10
z
1
2
3
Seat humb cover lock
( 51)
with passenger package OE
Seat lock ( 52)
Tire inflation pressure table
Payload table
Chain adjustment values
Engine oil level indicator
( 123)
2
11
Overviews
General view, left side
z
Overviews
2
12
z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Adjuster for spring preload,
rear ( 50)
Brake-fluid reservoir, rear
( 127)
Vehicle Identification Number and type plate (on
steering-head bearing at
right)
Adjuster for spring preload,
front ( 49)
Brake-fluid reservoir, front
( 126)
Steering damper (behind
side panel) ( 64)
Coolant level indicator (behind side panel) ( 128)
Engine oil fill location
( 124)
2
13
Overviews
General view, right side
z
2
Multifunction switch,
left
14
1
Overviews
2
z
3
4
5
6
7
High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher ( 37)
Using lap timer ( 74)
Operating BMW Motorrad
Race ABS ( 40)
Using DTC ( 41)
Hazard warning flashers
operation ( 38)
Setting the DTC ( 92)
Turn indicators ( 38)
Horn
Setting clock ( 35)
Operating odometer
( 36)
Using racing functions
( 70)
Damping adjustment
( 93)
2
1
15
2
3
4
with heated handlebar
grips OE
Heated hand grip ( 39)
Selecting riding mode
( 42)
Emergency-off switch (kill
switch) ( 39)
Starting the engine
( 59)
Launchcontrol ( 98)
Overviews
Multifunction switch,
right
z
2
Underneath seat
1
Overviews
16
2
3
4
z
5
6
7
Seat hump cover ( 51)
with passenger package OE
Passenger seat ( 52)
Helmet holder ( 54)
with passenger package OE
Luggage loops ( 55)
Onboard tool kit (behind
side panel) ( 122)
with passenger package OE
Parts of the onboard tool
kit underneath the passenger seat
Fuse box ( 150)
Rider's Manual (US Model)
Battery ( 152)
with anti-theft alarm OE
Deviating battery position,
rotated by 180°
1
2
3
4
5
Indicator and warning
lamps ( 21)
Tachometer
Shiftpoint lamp ( 63)
Ambient light sensor (for
brightness adjustment of
instrument lighting)
with anti-theft alarm OE
Anti-theft alarm indicator
light (see anti-theft alarm
operating instructions)
Multifunction display
( 20)
2
17
Overviews
Instrument cluster
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Overviews
2
18
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Displays
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Warning and indicator lamps . . . . . . . . 21
3
19
Cruising range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Warning lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Displays
Service display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
z
Multifunction display
20
1
2
3
Displays
3
4
5
6
7
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8
9
Speedometer
Coolant temperature
with heated handlebar
grips OE
Heated grip display
( 39)
Odometer ( 36)
Clock ( 35)
Set riding mode ( 42)
Set DTC step (in SLICK
mode only)
Gear indicator display, "N"
indicates "neutral"
Selection of the riding
mode ( 42)
Refer to Chapter 5 for information regarding the display modes available for track
use.
3
1
2
3
21
DTC warning lamp ( 30)
ABS warning lamp ( 29)
Indicator lamp for left turn
indicator
4
Universal warning lamp,
appears together with
warnings in display panel
( 23)
5
Indicator lamp for right turn
indicator
6
Fuel-reserve warning lamp
( 27)
7
Neutral indicator lamp
8
Headlight high beam indicator lamp
9
Engine electronics warning
lamp ( 27)
10 "Fastest lap" lamp ( 75)
Displays
Warning and indicator
lamps
z
3
Service display
display. The "Service" message
is displayed continuously.
Displays
22
z
If the time remaining until the
next service will elapse within
one month, the service date 1
appears briefly following the preride check. In this example the
display means "August, 2012."
If the vehicle covers high annual
mileages then shorter service intervals may be required. When
the odometer reading for the recalculated early service falls to
within 621 miles (1000 km), the
remaining miles (kilometers) 2
are counted down in 62-mile
(100 km) increments and briefly
displayed following the pre-ride
check.
When a service date
elapses without service, the
universal warning lamp lights up
in yellow, appearing together with
the date and mileage (kilometer)
If the service display
appears more than a month
before the service date, the
stored date must be adjusted
in the instrument cluster. This
situation can occur if the battery
has been disconnected for a
longer time.
Consult a certified workshop,
preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer, for
setting of the date.
The cruising range 1 indicates
the distance that can still be
driven with the remaining fuel.
It is only displayed after the fuel
reserve is reached. This distance
is calculated based on fuel level
and average consumption.
When refueling after running on
reserve, make sure that you top
up the tank to a level above reserve, as otherwise the sensor
will not be able to register the
new level. If the sensor cannot
register the new level the range
display cannot be updated.
If the motorcycle is standing on
its side stand, the motorcycle's
inclined position will prevent the
fuel level from being registered
accurately. For this reason travel
range is only calculated with the
side stand retracted.
The determined range is
an approximate reading.
BMW Motorrad therefore recommends that you do not try to use
the full range before refueling.
Warning lamps
Display
Warnings are displayed with the
corresponding warning lamps.
3
23
Warnings for which no individual
warning lamp is present are signaled by the universal warning
lamp 1 which lights up in combination with the appearance of a
warning notice such as 2 in the
multifunction display. The universal warning lamp shows red
or yellow, depending on the urgency of the warning.
If several warnings are active, all
corresponding warning lamps and
warning symbol are displayed;
warnings appear alternately.
The following page contains a list
of potential warnings.
Displays
Cruising range
z
3
24
Overview of warning indicators
Warning and indicator
Warning symbols in the Meaning
lamps
display
Displays
Lights up yellow
z
! EWS is indicated
Lights up
Lights up red
Fuel down to reserve (
Temperature display flashes
Lights up
Lights up yellow
Electronic immobilizer is active (
27)
27)
Coolant temperature too high (
27)
Engine in emergency-operation mode
( 27)
! LAMPR is indi-
Rear bulb defective (
28)
cated
! LAMPF is indi-
Parking light bulb defective (
28)
cated
! LAMP is indi-
Turn signal bulb defective (
28)
Motorcycle has fallen over (
29)
cated
! VDS is shown in
the empty display
Warning symbols in the Meaning
display
! VDS is indicated
3
Fall sensor defective (
29)
Flashes
ABS self-diagnosis not completed
( 29)
Lights up
ABS deactivated (
Lights up
ABS error (
Flashes rapidly
DTC intervention (
Flashes slowly
DTC self-diagnosis not completed
( 30)
Lights up
DTC deactivated (
Lights up
DTC error (
29)
z
29)
30)
25
Displays
Warning and indicator
lamps
30)
30)
Warning and indicator
lamps
26
Lights up yellow
Displays
3
z
Warning symbols in the Meaning
display
! DDC is indicated
DDC error (
! DWALO is indi-
Anti-theft alarm battery low charge
( 31)
cated
30)
Lights up yellow
! DWA is indicated
Anti-theft alarm battery discharged
( 31)
Shiftpoint lamp
flashes or remains
on continuously
! SPEED is indi-
Speed warning (
cated
31)
General warning light shows
yellow.
! EWS is indicated.
Possible cause:
The key being used is not authorized for starting, or communication between the key and engine
electronics is disrupted.
Remove other motorcycle keys
from the ignition key ring.
Use the reserve key.
Have the defective key replaced, preferably by an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Fuel down to reserve
Fuel-reserve warning lamp
lights up.
Fuel shortage can lead to
engine misfires. This can
result in unexpected engine deactivation (accident hazard) and
damage to the catalytic converter.
Do not drive to the extent that
the fuel tank is completely
empty.
Possible cause:
At the most, the fuel tank still
contains the reserve fuel quantity.
Reserve fuel quantity
Approx. 1.1 gal (Approx. 4 l)
Refueling procedure ( 66).
Coolant temperature too
high
General warning light shows
red.
The coolant temperature display
flashes.
Driving with an overheated
engine can result in engine
damage.
Be sure to observe the measures
listed below.
3
Possible cause:
The coolant temperature is too
high.
If possible, continue driving
in the part-load range to cool
down the engine.
Should the coolant temperature
frequently be too high, have
the fault rectified as quickly
as possible by an authorized
workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
27
Engine in emergencyoperation mode
Engine error warning light
lights up.
The engine is in the emergency operating mode. Unusual engine response is a possibility.
Adapt your style of riding accord-
Displays
Electronic immobilizer is
active
z
ingly. Avoid accelerating sharply
and overtaking.
28
Possible cause:
The engine control unit has diagnosed a fault. In exceptional
cases, the engine stops and can
no longer be started. Otherwise,
the engine runs in the emergency operating mode.
Continued driving is possible,
however the accustomed engine output and speed range
may not be available.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Displays
3
z
Rear bulb defective
General warning light shows
yellow.
! LAMPR is indicated.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easier for other users to
oversee the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
quickly as possible.
Possible cause:
Taillight or brake light bulb defective.
The diode taillight must be replaced. Please contact a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Parking light bulb
defective
! LAMPF is indicated.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easy for other users to not
see the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
Possible cause:
Parking light bulb defective.
Replacing left parking light bulb
( 146).
Replacing right parking light
bulb ( 147).
Turn signal bulb defective
! LAMP is indicated.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easy for other users to not
see the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
Possible cause:
Turn signal bulb defective.
Replacing front and rear turn
indicator bulbs ( 148).
Motorcycle has fallen over
! VDS (Vertical Down Sensor) is
shown in the empty display.
Possible cause:
The fall sensor has detected a
fall and switched off the engine.
Position motorcycle upright
Switch ignition off and then on
again or switch emergency ON/
OFF switch on and then off
again.
Fall sensor defective
! VDS (Vertical Down Sensor) is
shown.
Possible cause:
A defect was determined in the
fall sensor.
Contact an authorized service
facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
ABS self-diagnosis not
completed
ABS warning lamp flashes.
Possible cause:
The ABS function is not available, because the self-diagnosis has not been completed. To
check the wheel sensors, the
motorcycle must be driven a few
yards.
Ride off slowly. It must be
noted that the ABS function
is not available until the selfdiagnosis has been completed.
ABS deactivated
ABS warning lamp lights
up.
Possible cause:
The ABS system has been deactivated by the driver.
Switch on ABS function
( 41).
ABS error
ABS warning lamp lights
up.
Possible cause:
The ABS control unit has detected an error. The ABS function is not available.
Continued driving is possible
while taking the failed ABS
function into account. Observe
additional information on situations which can lead to an ABS
error ( 111).
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
3
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Displays
Possible cause:
The license-plate carrier is removed and the vehicle's electronic monitoring system detects
the missing turn signals.
Installing license-plate carrier
( 102).
Activating suppression of the
fault message in the SETUP
mode.
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an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
DTC intervention
DTC warning lamp flashes
rapidly.
The DTC has detected instability at the rear wheel and has
reduced the torque. The warning lamp flashes longer than the
DTC intervention lasts. This feature continues to furnish the rider
with optical feedback confirming that the system has initiated
active closed-loop intervention
even after the critical situation
has passed.
DTC self-diagnosis not
completed
DTC warning lamp flashes
slowly.
Possible cause:
The self-diagnosis was not completed; the DTC function is not
available. The engine must be
running and the motorcycle must
be moved at a speed of at least
3 mph (5 km/h) in order for DTC
self-diagnosis to complete.
Ride off slowly. It must be
noted that the DTC function
is not available until the selfdiagnosis has been completed.
DTC deactivated
DTC warning lamp lights
up.
Possible cause:
The DTC system has been deactivated by the driver.
Switching on DTC function
( 42).
DTC error
DTC warning lamp lights
up.
Possible cause:
The DTC control unit has detected an error.
It remains possible to continue riding. It must be noted
that the DTC function is not
available or that its availability
is restricted. Observe additional information on situations
which can lead to a DTC error
( 113).
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
DDC error
General warning light shows
yellow.
! DDC is indicated.
Anti-theft alarm battery
low charge
with anti-theft alarm OE
! DWALO is indicated.
This error message is only
displayed for a short time
following the pre-ride check.
Possible cause:
The anti-theft alarm battery no
longer has its full capacity. The
operation of the anti-theft alarm
system is only ensured for a limited time with the vehicle battery
disconnected.
Contact an authorized service
facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Possible cause:
The anti-theft alarm system battery is completely discharged.
Operation of the anti-theft alarm
system is no longer ensured
when the vehicle's battery is disconnected.
Contact an authorized service
facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Anti-theft alarm battery
discharged
Speed warning
with anti-theft alarm OE
General warning light shows
yellow.
! DWA is indicated.
This error message is only
displayed for a short time
following the pre-ride check.
Shiftpoint lamp flashes or
remains on continuously
according to the selected setting.
! SPEED is indicated.
Possible cause:
The preset maximum speed has
been exceeded.
Reduce speed.
Enter a new maximum speed.
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Possible cause:
The DDC control unit has detected an error.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Motorcycle damping is in this
condition very firm and riding is
rather uncomfortable - in particular on rough roads.
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Steering and ignition lock . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
EWS Electronic immobilizer . . . . . . . . . 34
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Speed warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Rider and passenger seats . . . . . . . . . . 51
Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Emergency-off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Luggage loops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Heated handlebar grips . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
BMW Motorrad Race ABS . . . . . . . . . . 40
Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) . . . . 41
Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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Operation
Operation
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Steering and ignition
lock
34
Keys
Operation
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You are provided with 2 ignition
keys.
Should you lose your keys please
refer to the information regarding
the electronic immobilizer (EWS)
( 34).
Pre-Ride Check in progress.
( 60)
ABS self-diagnosis in progress.
( 61)
DTC self-diagnosis is performed. ( 61)
Switching off ignition
Turn key to position 3 while
moving handlebars slightly.
Ignition, lights and all electrical
circuits switched off.
Handlebars locked.
Key can now be removed.
Switching on ignition
Turn key to position 1.
Parking lights and all function
circuits switched on.
Engine can be started.
Turn key to position 2.
Light switched off.
Handlebars not locked.
Key can now be removed.
Locking handlebars
Turn handlebars to left.
EWS Electronic
immobilizer
The motorcycle's electronic circuitry monitors the data stored
in the ignition key through a ring
antenna incorporated in the ignition lock. The engine management system does not enable
engine starting until the key has
A further key attached to
the same ring as the ignition key used to start the engine
could "irritate" the electronics,
in which case the enabling signal for starting is not issued. The
EWS warning is shown in the
multifunction display.
Always store further vehicle keys
separately from the ignition key.
If you lose an ignition key, you
can have it disabled by your
BMW Motorrad partner. When
having a key disabled you should
also bring all of the motorcycle's
remaining keys with you.
The engine can no longer be
started using a disabled key;
however, a disabled key can be
enabled again.
Replacement and spare keys are
only available through an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
The keys are part of an integrated security system, so the
retailer is under an obligation to
check the legitimacy of all applications for replacement/extra
keys.
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Clock
Setting the clock
Attempting to set the clock
while riding the motorcycle
can lead to accidents.
Adjust the clock only when the
motorcycle is stationary.
Switch on ignition.
Press and hold button 2 until
hours 3 flash.
Press button 1 to increase
hours.
Press button 2 to decrease
hours.
When hours have been set as
desired, press and hold button 2 until minutes 4 flash.
Press button 1 to increase
minutes.
Press button 2 to decrease
minutes.
When minutes have been set
as desired, press button 2 until
minutes no longer flash.
Operation
been recognized as "authorized"
for your motorcycle.
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The clock is now set.
Odometer
Remaining cruising range
(when fuel level reaches
reserve)
Selecting display readings Resetting trip meter
Switch on ignition.
Select desired trip odometer.
Operation
Switch on ignition.
Continue to press the button 2
until LIMIT appears in the
display.
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Press button 1 repeatedly until
desired value is displayed in
area 3.
The following data can be displayed:
Total distance covered
Tripmeter 1 (Trip 1)
Tripmeter 2 (Trip 2)
Press and hold button 1 until
trip odometer has been reset.
Speed warning
Setting the speed warning
Activate the speed warning in
the SETUP menu (refer to the
chapter "On the racetrack").
Either the current preset speed
or OFF appears in the display.
ton 1 until
display.
OFF appears in the
Lights
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The parking lights come on automatically when the ignition is
switched on.
To adopt the current speed as
the new limit: Press and hold
the button 2 until the current
speed appears in the display.
Press button 1 to increase the
set speed.
Each time you press the button
the speed increases by 3 mph
(5 km/h).
When you exceed the preset
speed the shiftpoint lamp 3 responds by lighting up or flashing
at the preset frequency and the
warning 4 appears in the display.
The parking lights are a
strain on the battery. Do
not leave the ignition switched
on longer than absolutely
necessary.
Headlight low beam
The headlights automatically
come on in their low-beam mode
as soon as you start the engine.
High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher
Start engine.
To deactivate the speed warning: Press and hold the but-
Operation
Parking lights
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Operation
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Press button 1 toward front to
switch on high beams.
Pull button 1 rearward to operate headlight flasher.
Parking light
Switch off ignition.
Immediately after switching off
the ignition push button 1 to
the left and hold until the parking lights come on.
Switch ignition on and then off
again to switch off parking light.
Turn indicators
Operating turn indicator
Switch on ignition.
After driving for approx.
10 seconds or after covering a distance of approx. 980 ft
(300 m), the turn indicators are
automatically switched off.
Press button 1 toward left to
switch on left-hand turn indicator.
Press button 1 toward right
to switch on right-hand turn
indicator.
Press button 1 into center position to switch off turn indicators.
Hazard warning
flashers
Switching on hazard
warning flashers
Switch on ignition.
If a turn indicator button is
pressed with the ignition
switched on, the flashing function
replaces the emergency flashing
function as long as the button is
pressed. If the turn indicator button is released, the emergency
flasher function becomes active
again.
Ignition can be switched off.
Press button 1 again to switch
off hazard warning flashers.
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Emergency-off switch
(kill switch)
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1
Press button 1 to switch on
hazard warning flashers.
The engine can be switched
off easily and quickly using the
emergency kill switch.
Operation
The hazard warning flashers place a strain on the
battery. Do not use the hazard
warning flashers for longer than
absolutely necessary.
Emergency-off switch (kill
switch)
Operating the emergency
ON/OFF switch when riding
can cause the rear wheel to lock
and thus cause a fall.
Do not operate the emergency
ON/OFF switch when riding.
Engine switched off
Operating position
Heated handlebar grips
with heated handlebar grips OE
Operating heated
handlebar grips
Start engine.
The heated grips option
can only be activated when
the engine is running.
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BMW Motorrad Race
ABS
The increase in power consumption caused by the
heated grips can drain the battery if you are riding at low engine speeds. If the battery is inadequately charged, the heated
grips are switched off to ensure
starting capability.
Switch off ABS function
Switch on ignition.
The ABS function can
also be deactivated while
driving.
The handlebar grips can be
heated at two different levels.
The second stage 2 is intended
for rapid heating of the grips.
Once they are warm you should
switch back to the first stage.
100 % heating output
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Press button 1 repeatedly until
desired heating level is shown.
50 % heating output
If no further changes are made
the selected heating level is
adopted as the setting.
Press and hold the button 1
until the warning lamps' display
patterns change: first the DTC
warning lamp 2, then the ABS
warning lamp 3.
The DTC setting remains unchanged.
ABS function is switched off.
Switch on ABS function
not been completed, it begins to
flash.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
ABS warning lamp remains
off or continues to flash.
ABS function is switched on.
If the coding plug is not used
for the SLICK function, as an
alternative, the ignition can be
switched off, then on again.
If the ABS warning lamp
lights up after switching
the ignition off and on followed
by continued driving over 3 mph
(5 km/h), an ABS error has
occurred.
Press and hold button 1 until
the ABS warning lamp 3 display pattern changes.
ABS warning lamp goes
out; if self-diagnosis has
The DTC function can
also be deactivated while
driving.
Dynamic Traction
Control (DTC)
Switching off DTC
function
Switch on ignition.
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Operation
ABS warning lamp lights
up.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
ABS warning lamp remains
on.
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Press and hold button 1 until
the DTC warning lamp 2 display changes.
DTC warning lamp begins
to light up.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
DTC warning lamp continues to light up.
DTC function is switched off.
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Switching on DTC
function
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If the coding plug is not used
for the SLICK function, as an
alternative, the ignition can be
switched off, then on again.
Details on the selectable
driving modes are provided
in the chapter "Technology in
Detail".
If the DTC warning light
lights up after switching
the ignition off and on and
then continued driving over
3 mph (5 km/h), a DTC error has
occurred.
Press and hold button 1 until
the DTC warning lamp 2 display changes.
DTC warning lamp goes
out; if self-diagnosis has
not been completed, it begins to
flash.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
DTC warning lamp remains
off or continues to flash.
Riding mode
Setting riding mode
Switch on ignition.
DTC function is switched on.
Press button 1.
The selection arrow 1 and the
selection menu 2 are displayed.
The current setting is shown at
position 3.
With the coding plug installed,
the driving mode SLICK 4
is also offered in the selection
menu.
Installing coding plug ( 44).
SLICK mode is designed
for racing tires (slick tires)
and assumes very good adhesion
values, as are usually found on
racetracks only.
Enable SLICK mode on racetracks only, and only with racing
tires.
In RACE and SLICK mode,
increased flip over risk is
present, as lift-off detection for
the rear wheel is deactivated. In
SLICK mode, there is additional
risk of injury, as ABS control on
the rear wheel is deactivated for
Press button 1 repeatedly until
selection arrow appears before
desired setting.
If the motorcycle is stopped,
the selected riding mode is
immediately activated.
The new riding mode is activated during operation under
the following conditions:
Brakes not engaged
Throttle turned all the way
back
Clutch disengaged
After the new riding mode is
activated, the selection menu
disappears.
The configured riding mode
with the corresponding adaptations of the engine characteristics, ABS, DTC, and DDC is
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Operation
the case that the footbrake lever
is actuated only.
Be prepared for lift-off of the
rear wheel in the case of hard
braking.
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maintained, even after the ignition is switched off.
Removing driver's seat (
53).
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In SLICK mode the current DTC
fine tuning setting 5 is shown as
well.
Adopting the DTC function
( 92).
Installing coding plug
When the coding plug is
used, the operating permit
for public roads is voided.
Do not use the encoding plug on
public roads.
Switch off ignition.
Dirt and moisture can get
into the open plug and
cause malfunctions.
After removing the encoding
plug, refit the cover cap.
Open cable ties and remove
cover cap of the plug connection 1.
To do so, press the locking
device 2 down and pull off the
cap by pulling it upwards.
Insert the coding plug.
Switch on ignition and secure
plug connection using a new
cable tie.
Adjusting handbrake lever
For safety reasons, after the coding plug is connected, the RAIN
mode 1 is automatically activated.
Setting riding mode ( 42).
Installing driver's seat ( 53).
Clutch
with competition kit OE
Adjusting clutch lever
Adjusting the clutch lever
while driving can lead to
accidents.
Only adjust the clutch lever when
the motorcycle is stationary.
Rotate adjusting screw 1 in
the direction of A in order to
increase the distance between
handlebar grip and clutch lever.
Rotate adjusting screw 1 in
the direction of B in order to
decrease the distance between
handlebar grip and clutch lever.
The adjusting screw can be
turned more easily if you
press the clutch lever forward
when doing so.
Changing the position of
the brake-fluid reservoir can
allow air to penetrate the brake
system.
Do not reposition the handlebar
controls on the handlebars or the
handlebars in their mounts.
Adjusting the handbrake
lever while driving can lead
to accidents.
Only adjust the handbrake
lever when the motorcycle is
stationary.
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Operation
Brakes
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Operation
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Adjusting footbrake lever
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Rotate the adjusting screw 1
into the desired position by
applying gentle pressure from
the rear.
The adjusting screw can
be turned more easily if
you press the handbrake lever
forward when doing so.
Adjustment options:
from Position 1: largest distance between handlebar grip
and brake lever
up to Position 6: smallest distance between handlebar grip
and brake lever
Rotate adjusting screw 2 in
the direction of A in order to
increase the distance between
handlebar grip and handbrake
lever.
Rotate adjusting screw 2 in
the direction of B in order to
decrease the distance between
handlebar grip and handbrake
lever.
The adjusting screw can
be turned more easily if
you press the handbrake lever
forward when doing so.
Remove screw 1.
Position foot piece 2 in desired
position and install screw 1
with specified torque.
Foot piece on foot pedal
7 lb/ft (10 Nm)
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Unscrew screw 3.
The footrest can be moved
forward and backward using
the slide 4 or rotated upward
respectively downward.
Move footrest 4 into the
desired position and tighten
the screw 3 to the specified
torque.
Footrest adjustment
clamping
21 lb/ft (28 Nm)
In order to establish delivery
status, adjust scales 5 and 6 to
the zero values.
Shifting
with competition kit OE
Adjusting shift lever
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Remove screw 1.
Position foot piece 2 in desired
position and install screw 1
with specified torque.
Foot piece on foot pedal
7 lb/ft (10 Nm)
Operation
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Mirrors
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Adjusting mirrors
Operation
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Unscrew screw 3.
The footrest can be moved
forward and backward using
the slide 4 or rotated upward
respectively downward.
Move footrest 4 into the
desired position and tighten
the screw 3 to the specified
torque.
Footrest adjustment
clamping
21 lb/ft (28 Nm)
In order to establish delivery
status, adjust scales 5 and 6 to
the zero values.
On setting the footrest, the
position of the shift lever
changes. An incorrectly set shift
lever has a negative effect on the
ability to shift the transmission.
Consult a certified workshop,
preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer, for
setting the height of the shift
lever.
Move mirror into desired position by twisting.
Spring preload
Setting
The spring preload on the front
wheel must be adapted to the
weight of the rider. Higher
weight requires higher spring
preload, lower weight requires
lower spring preload.
It is essential to set the spring
preload to suit the load carried by
the motorcycle. Increase spring
preload when the vehicle is heavily loaded and reduce spring
preload accordingly when the
vehicle is lightly loaded.
Adjustment of spring
preload dependent on
loading
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Hold motorcycle in a vertical position and measure distance d between lower edge 1
of slider tube and front axle 2.
Load motorcycle with driver.
With the assistance of a helper,
measure distance d between
points 1 and 2 again and calculate difference (spring deflection) between the measured
values.
Adjustment of spring
preload dependent on
loading
Compressing front wheel
Operation
1.3...1.8 in (34...45 mm)
(With rider 187 lbs (85 kg))
Adjusting spring preload
on front wheel
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Make sure there is no load on
the motorcycle, removing any
cargo or luggage.
Start engine and allow to warm
up in idle.
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To decrease spring deflection
(increase spring preload), turn
adjusting screw 3 with tool of
onboard tool kit in direction A.
To increase spring deflection
(decrease spring preload), turn
adjusting screw 3 with tool of
onboard tool kit in direction B.
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Adjusting spring preload
on rear wheel
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Make sure there is no load on
the motorcycle, removing any
cargo or luggage.
Start engine and allow to warm
up in idle.
With the assistance of a helper,
measure distance d between
points 1 and 2 again and calculate difference (spring deflection) between the measured
values.
Adjustment of spring
preload dependent on
loading
Compression of rear-wheel
springs
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1...1.4 in (25...35 mm) (With
rider 187 lbs (85 kg))
Hold motorcycle in vertical
position and measure
distance d between lower
edge 1 of license-plate carrier
and screw 2 of chain guard.
Load motorcycle with driver.
To decrease the spring deflection (increase spring preload),
use the tool from the onboard
tool kit to turn the adjustment
ring 3 in direction A.
To increase the spring deflection (reduce spring preload),
use the tool from the onboard
tool kit to turn the adjustment
ring 3 in direction B.
Tires
Checking tire pressure
Incorrect tire inflation pressure results in poorer handling characteristics of the motor-
At high road speeds, tire
valves have a tendency to
open as a result of centrifugal
force.
Use valve caps with rubber seals
and screw them on firmly to prevent sudden tire deflation.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Check tire pressures against
data below.
Tire pressure, front
36.3 psi (2.5 bar) (With tire
cold)
Tire pressure, rear
42.1 psi (2.9 bar) (With tire
cold)
If tire pressure is too low:
Correct tire pressure.
Headlight
Adjusting headlight for
RHD/LHD traffic
This motorcycle's headlight features a symmetrical low beam.
No special adjustments or procedures are required prior to operating the motorcycle in a country where traffic travels on the
side of the road opposite to that
of your home country (left-hand
drive to right-hand drive or vice
versa).
Headlight range and
spring preload
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The headlight range generally
remains constant due to the adjustment of the spring preload to
the loading state.
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If there are questions
whether the headlight
range is correct, consult a
specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Rider and passenger
seats
Removing the seat humb
cover
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Operation
cycle and reduces the life of the
tires.
Ensure proper tire inflation
pressure.
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Installing the seat humb
cover
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Lock lock with ignition key.
Removing passenger seat
with passenger package OE
Operation
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
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Unlock lock 1 in the seat humb
cover using the vehicle ignition
key.
Lift cover at rear, then remove
by pulling back and upward.
Mount seat humb cover in
mounts 2 on left and right.
Press the cover forward slightly
then fold it down.
Unlock seat lock 1 with the
vehicle ignition key.
Lift passenger seat at rear,
then remove by pulling back
and upward.
Remove ignition key and lay
passenger seat on a clean surface with the upholstered side
on the bottom.
with passenger package OE
Lock seat lock with ignition
key.
Installing driver's seat
53
Removing driver's seat
Mount passenger seat in
mounts 2 on left and right.
Press the rear seat forward
slightly then fold it down.
Press cover of driver's seat
above screws 1 forward somewhat and hold in place.
Remove screws.
Push the driver's seat forward,
lift it at the rear and remove it.
When doing so, make sure that
the paneling is not damaged by
the screws.
Lay the driver's seat on a clean
surface with the upholstered
side down.
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Mount driver's seat in mount 2,
then position over screw sockets 3. When doing so, make
sure that the paneling is not
damaged by the screws.
Operation
Installing passenger seat
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Turn over passenger seat.
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Operation
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Press cover of driver's seat
over screw sockets toward
front somewhat and hold in
place.
Install screws 1.
Helmet holder
Securing helmet on
motorcycle
Removing the seat humb cover
( 51).
Turn over cover.
The helmet catch can
scratch the paneling.
When hooking on the helmet,
watch the position of the helmet
lock.
Secure helmet on helmet
holder 1 using a steel cable.
Installing the seat humb cover
( 52).
Set down helmet on driver's
seat.
With passenger package OE
Removing passenger seat
( 52).
The helmet catch can
scratch the paneling.
When hooking on the helmet,
watch the position of the helmet
lock.
Secure helmet on helmet
holder 1 using a steel cable.
Installing passenger seat
( 53).
Set down helmet on driver's
seat.
Luggage loops
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With passenger package OE
Removing passenger seat
( 52).
Turn over passenger seat.
Use loops 1 e.g. in conjunction
with passenger footrests, to
lash luggage onto passenger
seat. When doing so, make
sure that the rear trim is not
damaged.
Take loops 1 out of holders
and lay toward outside.
Installing passenger seat
( 53).
Operation
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Securing luggage on
motorcycle
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Riding
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
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Breaking in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Shifting gears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Parking your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Fastening motorcycle for transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Riding
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
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Safety instructions
58
Do not ride without the correct
clothing. Always wear:
Helmet
Rider's suit
Gloves
Boots
Riding
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Rider's Equipment
This applies even to short
journeys, and to every season
of the year. Your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer will be
happy to advise you and has
the correct clothing for every
purpose.
Loading
Overloading and imbalanced loads can adversely
affect the motorcycle's handling.
Do not exceed the gross weight
limit and observe the loading
information.
Adjust spring preload, suspension damping rate settings and
tire inflation pressures for the
current gross vehicle weight.
Speed
If you ride at high speed, always
bear in mind that various boundary conditions can adversely affect the handling of your motorcycle:
Settings of spring-strut and
shock absorber system
Imbalanced load
Loose clothing
Insufficient tire inflation pressure
Poor tire tread
Etc.
Inhaling exhaust fumes
therefore represents a
health hazard and can even
cause loss of consciousness with
fatal consequences.
Do not inhale exhaust fumes.
Do not run the engine in closed
rooms.
Burn hazard
Engine and exhaust system
become very hot when the
vehicle is in use. There is a risk
of burn injuries by contact with
hot surfaces.
After parking the motorcycle,
make sure that nobody comes
into contact with the engine and
exhaust system.
Risk of poisoning
Catalytic converter
Exhaust fumes contain carbon
monoxide, which is colorless and
odorless but highly toxic.
If misfiring causes unburned fuel
to enter the catalytic converter,
there is a danger of overheating
and damage.
Unburned fuel will destroy
the catalytic converter.
Note the points listed for protection of the catalytic converter.
Danger of overheating
Cooling would be inadequate if the engine were allowed to idle for a lengthy period
with the motorcycle at a standstill: overheating would result. In
extreme cases, the motorcycle
could catch fire.
Do not allow the engine to idle
unnecessarily. After starting, ride
off immediately.
Modifications
Modifications of the motorcycle (e.g. engine management system, throttle valves,
clutch) can cause damage to the
affected components and failure of safety-related functions.
Damage caused in this way is
not covered by the warranty.
Do not make any modifications.
Checklist
Use the following checklist to
check important functions, settings and wear limits before you
ride off:
Brakes
Front and rear brake fluid levels
Clutch function
Shock absorber setting and
spring preload
Tread depth and tire inflation
pressure
Secure luggage attachment
Tension and lubrication of drive
chain.
At regular intervals:
Engine oil level (every time you
refuel)
Brake pad wear (during every
third stop for refueling).
Starting
Starting the engine
Switch on ignition.
Pre-Ride Check in progress.
( 60)
ABS self-diagnosis in progress.
( 61)
DTC self-diagnosis is performed. ( 61)
Engage neutral, or pull back
clutch lever if a gear is engaged.
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For this reason, observe the following points:
Do not run the fuel tank dry
Do not run the engine with the
spark-plug cap removed
Stop the engine immediately if
it misfires
Use unleaded fuel only
Comply with all specified maintenance intervals.
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You cannot start the motorcycle with the side stand
extended and a gear engaged.
The engine will switch itself off if
it is started with the transmission
in neutral and then a gear is engaged before retracting the side
stand.
For cold starts and at low
ambient temperatures: pull the
lever to disengage the clutch
and twist the throttle grip
slightly.
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.
Engine starts.
Consult the troubleshooting
chart if the engine refuses to
start. ( 162)
Pre-Ride Check
In the "Pre-Ride-Check", the
instrument-cluster module executes a test routine to check the
status of the warning lamps and
the tachometer. This test routine
stops if the engine is started before it is completed.
Phase 1
The indicator and warning lamps
light up and the universal warning
lamp lights up in yellow.
The tachometer needle sweeps
to the maximum engine speed.
All segments are shown in the
display.
Phase 2
The universal warning lamp
changes from yellow to red.
Phase 3
The tachometer needle drops
back to zero.
The indicator and warning lamps
go out.
The display reverts to the standard format.
Should one of the warning lamps
fail to appear:
If it was not possible to
switch on the warning
lights, possible malfunctions
cannot be indicated.
Watch all warning and indicator
lights on the display.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
ABS self-diagnosis
The readiness for operation of
the BMW Motorrad Race ABS
is checked by the self-diagnosis.
The self-diagnosis routine runs
automatically when you switch on
the ignition. To check the wheel
sensors, the motorcycle must be
driven a few yards.
Phase 1
Check on system components
monitored by diagnostic system while vehicle is parked.
ABS warning lamp flashes.
Phase 2
Checking wheel sensors while
starting off.
ABS warning lamp flashes.
ABS self-diagnosis
completed
The ABS warning lamp goes
out.
If an ABS error is indicated following completion of the ABS
self-diagnosis routine:
It remains possible to continue
riding. Please be aware that
neither the ABS nor the integral function is available.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
DTC self-diagnosis
The readiness for operation
of the BMW Motorrad DTC is
checked by the self-diagnosis.
The self-diagnosis routine runs
automatically when you switch on
the ignition.
Phase 1
Check on system components
monitored by diagnostic system while vehicle is parked.
DTC warning lamp flashes
slowly.
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Phase 2
Checking the diagnosable system components while driving. So that the DTC selfdiagnosis can be completed,
the motorcycle must be driven
at a speed of at least 3 mph
(5 km/h).
DTC warning lamp flashes
slowly.
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an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
DTC self-diagnosis
completed
The DTC symbol is no longer
displayed.
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If a DTC error is indicated after
the DTC self-diagnosis is completed:
It remains possible to continue
riding. It must be noted that
the DTC function is not available or that its availability is restricted.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible at an authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Breaking in
Engine
While running in the motorcycle, vary the throttle opening
and engine-speed range frequently; avoid driving for long
periods at a constant speed.
Choose curvy, slightly hilly sections of road if possible.
Observe the engine run-in
speeds.
Engine run-in speed
<7000 min-1 (Odometer
reading 0...186 miles
(0...300 km))
<9000 min-1 (Odometer
reading 186...621 miles
(300...1000 km))
no full throttle (Odometer reading 0...621 miles
(0...1000 km))
Have the first inspection carried
out after 300 - 750 mls (500 1,200 km).
Brake pads
New brake pads must be run in
before they achieve their optimum friction force. This initial
reduction in braking efficiency
can be compensated for by exerting greater pressure on the
brake levers.
New brake pads can extend
stopping distance by a significant margin.
Brake early.
Tires
New tires have a smooth surface. This must be roughened by
riding in a restrained manner at
various heel angles until the tires
are run in. This running in procedure is essential if the tires are to
achieve maximum grip.
New tires do not provide
full tire traction. Accident
hazards exist in particular on wet
roads and at extreme angles.
Always think well ahead and
avoid extreme angles.
Shiftpoint lamp
The shiftpoint lamp 1 indicates
two engine speed thresholds to
the driver:
Standing-start engine rpm
At a stop, the shiftpoint lamp indicates the ideal engine rpm for a
racing start.
Shiftpoint lamp off: engine rpm
too low
Shiftpoint lamp lit up: ideal rpm
for start
Shiftpoint lamp flashing: engine
rpm too high
Upshift rpm
During driving the shiftpoint lamp
indicates the speed at which the
rider should shift into the nexthighest gear.
Shiftpoint lamp flashes at
the preset frequency: engine
speed will soon reach upshift
rpm
Shiftpoint lamp goes out: shifting speed reached.
The engine rpm limits and the
upshift lamp's display characteristics can both be adjusted in the
SETUP menu.
Speed limit
If the shiftpoint lamp flashes or
lights up during operation while
! SPEED simultaneously appears in the display this means
that the preset speed has been
exceeded.
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Gearshift assistant
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Your motorcycle is equipped with
a shifting assistant developed
based on racing requirements. It
enables upshifting without actuating the clutch or throttle valve
in virtually all load and engine
speed ranges. During acceleration the throttle valve can remain
open, and the shifting time is reduced to a minimum. The gears
are shifted into as usual with foot
force on the shift lever.
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Shifting gears
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No shifting support is provided in
the following situations:
during shifting with engaged
clutch
during shifting with the throttle
valve closed (overrun)
during downshifts.
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Steering
The sensor 1 in the shift linkage
detects the shift request and initiates shifting support.
When driving at constant speed
in low gears at high engine
speeds, upshifting without
clutch operation can result in
major load change reactions. ,
BMW Motorrad recommends
only upshifting with clutch
operation in these driving
situations. The shifting assistant
should not be used in the area of
the rev-limiter.
Adjusting the steering
damper
except while the motorcycle is
stationary.
Turn the adjustment screw 1 in
the direction A to increase the
damping force.
Turn the adjustment screw 1
in the direction B to reduce the
damping force.
Basic steering damper
adjustment setting
Opens at 5 clicks (starting at
fully closed) (Highway operation)
Opens at 2 clicks (starting at
fully closed) (Racetrack)
Attempts to adjust the
steering damper while the
vehicle is moving can lead to accidents.
Never adjust the steering damper
How do you achieve
the shortest stopping
distances?
The dynamic load distribution between the front and rear wheel
changes during braking. The
heavier you brake, the greater
the weight transfer to the front
wheel. Increases in the load at
an individual wheel are accompanied by a rise in the effective
braking force that the wheel can
provide.
To achieve the shortest possible braking distance, the front
brake must be applied quickly
and with increasing force. This
procedure provides ideal exploitation of the extra weight transfer
to the front wheel. The clutch
should also be disengaged at
the same time. With the "forced
braking" often practiced in which
the brake pressure is generated
as quickly as possible and with
great force, the dynamic load
distribution cannot follow the
increased deceleration and the
braking force cannot be completely transferred to the road
surface. The front wheel can lock
up.
Locking up of the front wheel is
prevented by the BMW Motorrad
Race ABS.
Descending mountain
passes
There is a danger of the
brakes fading if you use
only the rear brakes when
descending mountain passes.
Under extreme conditions, the
brakes could overheat and suffer
severe damage.
Use both front and rear brakes,
and make use of the engine's
braking effect as well.
Wet, soiled brakes
Moisture and dirt on the brake
disks and the brake pads result in
a decrease in the braking action.
Delayed or poorer braking action
must be expected in the following situations:
When driving in the rain and
through puddles.
After washing the motorcycle.
When driving on roads spread
with salt.
After working on the brakes
due to oil or grease residues.
When driving on soiled roads
or offroad.
Poor braking action due to
moisture and dirt.
Brake until brakes are dry or
clean; clean if necessary.
Brake early until the full braking
action is available again.
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Brakes
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Parking your
motorcycle
Refueling
66
Side stand
For optimal fuel economy, the
gasoline should be sulfur-free or
very low in sulfur content.
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Switch off engine.
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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.
Fold out side stand and park
motorcycle.
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 slope of the road permits,
turn the handlebars to the left.
On a grade, the motorcycle
should always face uphill; select 1st gear.
Fuel specifications
Leaded fuel will destroy the
catalytic converter.
Do not refuel with leaded gasoline or gasoline with metallic
additives, e. g. manganese or
Iron.
Ethanol E85 might damage
the engine and fuel supply
system.
Do not refuel with E85, i.e. fuel
with an ethanol content of 85 %,
or with Flex Fuel.
Fuels with a maximum ethanol
content of 10 %, i.e., E10, may
be used for refueling.
Recommended fuel quality
Super unleaded, (max. 10 %
ethanol, E10)
89 AKI (95 ROZ/RON)
89 AKI
Refueling procedure
Fuel is highly flammable.
Fire at the fuel tank can
result in fire and explosion.
Do not smoke. Never bring a
naked flame near the fuel tank.
Fuel expands when exposed to heat. When the
tank is overfilled, fuel can escape
and get onto the road. This results in a danger of falling.
Do not overfill the fuel tank.
Fuel attacks plastic surfaces, making them cloudy
or unattractive.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
side stand.
The available fuel tank volume can only be optimally
used with the vehicle standing on
the side stand.
Open protective cap.
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Usable fuel quantity
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Approx. 4.6 gal (Approx.
17.5 l)
Reserve fuel quantity
Refuel with quality listed below
at most until lower edge of filler
neck is reached.
When refueling after running on reserve, make sure
that you top up the tank to a
level above reserve, as otherwise the sensor will not be able
to register the new level and the
fuel warning lamp will not be
switched off.
Unlock fuel tank cap 1 with
ignition key and fold up.
the engine dies off due to lack of
fuel.
The "usable fuel quantity"
indicated in the Technical
data is the fuel quantity, which
can be refueled, if the fuel tank
was completely emptied, i.e., if
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Immediately wipe off plastic parts
after contact with fuel.
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Approx. 1.1 gal (Approx. 4 l)
Press fuel tank cap down firmly
to close.
Remove key and close protective cap.
Fastening motorcycle
for transport
Protect all component surfaces
against which straps are routed
against scratching. For example, use adhesive tape or soft
cloths.
ping away to the side, preferably with the help of a second
person.
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Push motorcycle onto transport
surface, and do not place on
side stand.
Undo the screws 1 and remove
the trim panel at the lower fork
bridge.
Components can be damaged.
Do not pinch components, e.g.
brake lines or wiring harnesses.
The motorcycle can tip
away to the side and fall
over.
Secure motorcycle against tip-
Lay straps at front over lower
fork bridge on both sides.
Tension straps downward.
Place straps at rear on both
sides on rear frame and tension.
Tension all straps evenly; the
vehicle should be pulled down
against its springs with the suspension compressed as much
as possible.
On the racetrack
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
LAPTIMER mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
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SETUP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
DTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
DDC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Suspension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Launch control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Mirror removal and installation . . . . . 100
License-plate carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Removing and installing front turn
indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
On the racetrack
INFO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
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Multifunction display
Selecting display mode
On the racetrack
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Press button 2 repeatedly until
desired mode appears.
ROAD mode: The ROAD mode
provides all information required
for operation on public roads.
All descriptions outside of this
chapter refer to this mode.
LAPTIMER mode: In the LAPTIMER mode, lap times and
other data can be saved and displayed again in the INFO mode.
INFO mode: In the INFO mode
the stored information from the
LAPTIMER mode can be displayed. This mode can only be
activated with the motorcycle
stopped.
SETUP mode: In the SETUP
mode damping and the instrument cluster's display features
can be adjusted to driver's preferences. This mode can only
be activated with the motorcycle
stopped.
Speed warning: A warning appears when the speed that you
can set here is exceeded. This
function must be activated in the
SETUP mode.
INFO-MENU or
SETUP-MENU is shown,
If
press and hold button 2 to
activate mode.
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Solid line: button pressed
briefly
Dotted line: press and hold
button
Operating odometer
( 36)
Setting the clock ( 35)
Starting time recording
( 74)
Start INFO menu ( 77)
Start SETUP menu
( 82)
Speed warning ( 36)
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On the racetrack
Overview of mode
selection
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LAPTIMER mode
Marking displayed value
Display
The following times can be
shown in the second line:
The time of the previous lap is
marked with "LASTLAP".
The running time of the current
lap.
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2
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Speedometer
Current race lap
Engine temperature
The display in these lines
can be adjusted ( 72)
In illustration: time of preceding lap (LASTLAP) and
current lap time
Set riding mode
Gear indicator
The following times can be
shown in the third line:
The fastest of the stored laps,
marked with "BESTLAP"
The all-time best lap time,
without a marking
The running time of the current
lap.
The possible combinations are
described on Page ( 87).
The stopped time of the preceding racing lap is shown briefly at
the start of each new racing lap
before the display switches over
to the running time of the current
racing lap. The duration of this
delay can be set as described on
Page ( 90).
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2
3
4
Solid line: button pressed
briefly
Dotted line: press and hold
button
Ending time entry ( 75)
Interrupting time entry
( 75)
Starting time recording
( 74)
Adjusting display setting
( 74)
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On the racetrack
Overview of lap timer
mode
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Adjusting display setting
Starting time recording
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new lap can only be started in
the other modes with an external signal.
Infrared receiver
On the racetrack
with infrared receiver OA
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To change display setting in
LAPTIMER mode, press button 2 repeatedly until display
has desired appearance.
Press button 1 to start recording.
For the headlight flasher
signal to be detected, the
engine must be running.
When driving over Start/Finish
line, press button 1 again to
start recording for next race
lap.
The data of the preceding race
lap will be saved.
If the display mode is exited
during a recording, then the
recording continues to run.
However, the recording of a
Operation of the instrument cluster in the LAPTIMER mode can
be carried out conveniently with
an infrared signal. For this purpose, the infrared receiver available as an optional accessory
must be connected to the instrument cluster. Operation with the
headlight flasher button is also
possible with the integrated sensor.
To avoid the premature detection
of a completed lap due to interference signals, a minimum lap
time can be specified ( 90).
Signals received before this time
expires are then ignored.
Interrupting time entry
Ending time entry
continued. Only after the current
recording has been deleted in
INFO mode does counting begin
at lap 1 again.
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This function must be activated
in the SETUP menu ( 91).
To interrupt time entry, press
button 1.
To continue time entry, press
button 1 again.
First, press the button 1 to interrupt the time entry.
To save the displayed time as
the last racing lap, press and
hold down the button 1 until --:--:-- is displayed.
Then, change the display mode
using the button 2.
If you do not want to save
the displayed time any longer,
press the button 2 to change
the display mode.
If additional laps are
recorded at a later time,
the numbering of the laps is
On the racetrack
Fastest lap expected
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When a new lap is started the
intermediate elapsed times are
monitored at 109 yards (100 m)
intervals and then compared with
the corresponding elapsed times
for the fastest recorded lap. If
the current intermediate elapsed
time is better than that of the
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previous fastest lap then a new
fastest lap can be anticipated.
The "fastest lap" lamp 1 lights
up.
Selecting stored lap
Press button 1 or button 2 to
display stored laps consecutively.
If the rider drives off in this
mode, the display automatically switches over to the ROAD
mode.
When the button 1 is pressed,
the stored laps are displayed in
the following order. Each time
the button 2 is pressed, they are
displayed in the opposite order:
All-time best lap time
(ATBEST)
Best stored lap time (BEST)
Last stored lap time (LAST)
All other stored laps
The total sum of all recorded
lap times (TOTAL)
Exit INFO mode
(INFO RETURN)
Allows deletion of stored data
(INFO CLEAR ALL) (except
all-time best lap time).
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On the racetrack
INFO mode
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Overview of Info mode
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On the racetrack
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3
4
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Solid line: button pressed
briefly
Dotted line: press and hold
button
Selecting stored lap
( 77).
Deleting lap times ( 81)
Jump directly to
CLEAR ALL menu
Exiting INFO mode
( 79)
Clearing recording ( 80)
Activating ROAD mode
( 80)
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Lap time of displayed race
lap.
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Exiting INFO mode
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2
3
Alternately: top speed
(max) and minimum speed
(min) of the indicated race
lap
Race lap to which displayed data refer
Alternately: average throttle position (TH) in percent, driving percentage
with brake actuation (BR)
in percent and number of
shifts (G) of indicated race
lap
Press and hold button 2 to exit
INFO mode.
The recorded values are
stored.
Press button 1 or button 2 repeatedly until INFO RETURN
is displayed.
On the racetrack
Information on each race
lap
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Clearing recording
Activating ROAD mode
On the racetrack
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Press and hold down the button 1 until INFO CLEAR ALL is
displayed.
Press and hold down the button 2 to delete the recorded
data and return to LAPTIMER
mode.
Press and hold down the button 1 until INFO CLEAR ALL is
displayed.
Press and hold button 1 to return to ROAD mode.
The recorded values are
stored.
All-time best lap
The all-time best lap (ATBEST)
is the fastest of all recorded
racing laps and is updated as
soon as a faster lap has been
recorded.
The all-time best lap remains
stored even if the recorded laps
are deleted. As a result, a new
race can be recorded at other
times and compared with the
best lap from previous races.
The all-time best lap can also be
deleted.
If the all-time best lap is from a
stored recording, the corresponding lap number is also displayed.
If the all-time best lap does not
have a lap number, it is from a
recording that has already been
deleted.
Press button 1 or button 2
repeatedly until the lap to be
deleted is displayed.
Press and hold button 2 to
delete the lap.
If the selected lap is
the all-time best lap ATBEST,
the best of the stored laps is
taken over as the new all-time
best lap.
the best stored lap BEST, the
corresponding lap is deleted.
The lap that previously had
been the second best lap is
taken over as the new best lap.
the last stored lap LAST, the
corresponding lap is deleted.
The lap that previously had
been the second to last lap is
taken over as the new last lap.
a random stored lap, it is
deleted. The numbering of the
remaining laps is maintained.
The deleted lap time is subtracted from the overall time.
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On the racetrack
Deleting lap times
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SETUP mode
Selecting parameter
On the racetrack
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Press button 1 or button 2 repeatedly until desired parameter is displayed.
If the rider drives off in this
mode, the display automatically switches over to the ROAD
mode.
When the button 1 is pressed
the available parameters are
displayed in the following order.
Each time the button 2 is
pressed, they are displayed in the
opposite order:
Rebound stage damping, rear
(REB DDC-RE)
Compression stage damping,
rear (COM DDC-RE)
Damping front
(DMP DDC-FR)
Rebound stage damping, front
(REB DDC-FR), with leveling
sensor only (racing accessory)
Compression stage damping,
front (COM DDC-FR), with
leveling sensor only (racing accessory)
Leveling sensor calibration
(DDC-CAL)
Shiftpoint lamp activation rpm
(SFT-ON)
Shiftpoint lamp switch-off rpm
(SFTOFF)
Shiftpoint lamp brightness setting (SFT-BR)
Shiftpoint lamp flashing frequency (SFT-FL)
Display structure in Laptimer
mode (SETUP LAPTIMER)
Display duration for last
recorded time (HOLD)
Minimum lap time (LAP-TM)
Activating and canceling the
lamp malfunction display
(LAMP)
Comparison between current
lap and fastest lap (FSTLAP)
Activating and canceling the
speed warning (SPEED) in the
ROAD mode
Display dimmer (BRIGHT)
End of SETUP
(SETUP RETURN)
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2
3
4
Solid line: button pressed
briefly
Dotted line: press and hold
button
Selecting parameter
( 82)
Jump directly to ROAD
mode
Setting parameter ( 84)
Exiting settings ( 84)
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On the racetrack
Overview of Setup mode
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Setting parameter
Exiting settings
Adjusting rear damping
Press and hold button 2 until
displayed parameter begins to
flash.
Press button 1 or button 2 repeatedly until desired value is
displayed.
If desired value is displayed:
Press and hold button 2 until displayed value no longer
flashes.
The value has been saved.
Press and hold button 1 until
multifunction display switches
over to ROAD mode.
A value which is still flashing
will not be saved.
As an alternative, press button 1 or button 2 repeatedly
until SETUP RETURN is displayed.
If "SETUP RETURN" is
displayed:
Press and hold button 2 to exit
SETUP mode.
SETUP MENU is indicated.
Rebound stage damping adjustment on the rear spring strut.
On the racetrack
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Adjusting front damping
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Compression stage damping adjustment on the rear spring strut.
Without leveling sensor on the
front wheel:
Damping adjustment on the front
spring strut without separation
between compression and rebound stage.
With leveling sensor on the front
wheel:
Rebound stage damping adjustment on the front spring strut.
On the racetrack
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Leveling sensor
calibration
Switch-on speed of
shifting flasher
Calibration of the leveling sensor
on the rear spring strut, e.g., after changes to the running gear
height ( 95).
Display of switch-on speed in
rpm.
On the racetrack
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With leveling sensor on the front
wheel:
Compression stage damping adjustment on the front spring strut.
The leveling sensor required for
the separate adjustment of rebound and compression stage is
not offered by BMW Motorrad.
It is available as racing accessory. Further information can
be requested under "hp-racesupport@bmw-motorrad.com".
Switch-off speed of
shifting flasher
Brightness of shifting
flasher
Flashing frequency of
shiftpoint lamp
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Display of switch-off speed in
rpm.
Only speeds which lie above the
switch-on speed can be selected.
Display of shifting flasher brightness in percent of the maximum
brightness.
The shifting flasher remains
switched on during setting and
is immediately adjusted to the
selected brightness.
Flashing frequency of the shiftpoint lamp and the speed warning in Hz (cycles per second).
When ON is selected the shiftpoint lamp and the speed warning remain on constantly.
Display structure in
Laptimer mode
The display structure in the Laptimer mode can be selected from
six versions.
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Version 1
The running time of the current lap is shown in the second
line and the best lap time of the
stored values is shown in the
third line.
Version 2
The time required for the preceding lap is shown in the second line and the running time of
the current lap is shown in the
third line.
Version 3
The running time of the current
lap is shown in the second line
and the all-time best lap time is
shown in the third line ( 80).
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Version 4
The time required for the preceding lap is shown in the second line and the best lap time of
the stored values is shown in the
third line.
Version 5
The running time of the current
lap is shown in the second line
and the third line remains empty.
Version 6
The second line remains empty
and the running time of the current lap is shown in the third line.
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Display duration for last
stopped time
Minimum lap time
Lamp malfunction
displays
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Display of the display duration in
seconds.
After the start of a new lap, the
stopped time of the preceding
lap is shown for the selected
time. Then the running time of
the current lap is shown again.
When using an infrared receiver
to determine the lap times, the
time can be set which must
elapse after the first received
signal before a new signal is
accepted. This prevents the
signals of several transmitters
positioned next to each other
from being evaluated.
It is also not possible to start a
new lap with the headlight flasher
button within this time.
If lamps or bulbs are removed
or the license plate carrier is detached for track use the vehicle's
electronic monitoring system will
interpret this as a defective lamp
or bulb and the corresponding
warning message will appear in
the display.
This function cancels the display.
Fastest lap display
Speed warning
Display brightness
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The "fastest lap expected" function ( 75) is activated.
When you select this function
a supplementary main menu allowing selection of a maximum
speed is activated. A warning appears when the vehicle speed
rises beyond this limit.
Five different intensities are available for adjusting the display
brightness.
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DTC
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The permissible slip on the rear
wheel is controlled by the DTC
system according to the selected
riding mode.
In SLICK mode, the DTC setting
by the system can be additionally
adjusted.
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DTC setting
Adopting the DTC
function
Activate the SLICK mode
and insert the coding plug as
needed.
The DTC can be adjusted
in SLICK mode only.
The DTC can also be adjusted while riding.
Press upper button 1 (+) in
order to set earlier DTC control (with less slip on the rear
wheel).
A value between 1 and 7 can
be adjusted, where 7 corresponds to the earliest intervention.
The set value 1 is shown in the
display.
Danger of falling due to
slipping rear wheel. The reduction in DTC control can cause
spinning of the rear wheel and
thus stability loss.
Reduce DTC control on race
tracks only.
Press lower button 1 (-) in order to set later DTC control
(with more slip on the rear
wheel).
A value between -1 and -7 can
be adjusted, where -7 corre-
the throttle in a timely manner
before reaching a solid substrate.
Then, switch the DTC back on.
The damping settings are separately adjusted for every riding
mode.
DDC
Adjust damping on rear
wheel
DDC setting
The set value 1 is shown in the
display.
In a gravel bed
On very loose substrates (e.g. a
gravel bed on a racetrack), the
control interventions of the DTC
can attenuate the drive force
on the rear wheel until the rear
wheel no longer turns sufficiently.
In this case, BMW Motorrad recommends switching off the DTC
temporarily.
Note that the rear wheel will spin
in the loose substrate, and close
Damping is automatically adjusted by the DDC system according to the selected riding
mode.
Additional adjustment of the
damping setting by the system is
possible for front and rear wheel.
Compression and rebound stage
can be separately adjusted on
the rear wheel.
In order to separately adjust
damping on the front wheel as
well, the leveling sensor available
as racing accessory must be
installed. For further information
contact HP Race Support
via e-mail under hp-racesupport@bmw-motorrad.com.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Switch into SETUP mode.
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In order to adjust the compression stage, press buttons 1
respectively 2, until position 3
shows "DDC-RE" (DDC-REAR)
and position 4 "COM:" (Compression).
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In order to adjust the rebound
stage, press buttons 1 respectively 2, until position 3 shows
"DDC-RE" (DDC-REAR) and
position 4 "REB:" (Rebound).
Press and hold button 2, until
the value next to "REB:" respectively "COM:" is flashing.
Adjust damping as desired using buttons 1 and 2.
+1 .. +7: Damping increase in
maximum seven steps.
-1 .. -7: Damping decrease in
maximum seven steps.
0: Basic setting.
Adjusting damping on
front wheel
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Switch into SETUP mode.
0: Basic setting.
Without leveling sensor on the
front wheel:
In order to adjust damping,
press buttons 1 respectively 2,
until position 3 shows "DDCFR" (DDC-FRONT) and position 4 "DMP:" (Damping).
Press button 2, until the value
next to "DMP:" is flashing.
Adjust damping as desired using buttons 1 and 2.
+1 .. +7: Damping increase in
maximum seven steps.
-1 .. -7: Damping decrease in
maximum seven steps.
With leveling sensor on the front
wheel:
In order to adjust the compression stage, press buttons 1 respectively 2, until
position 3 shows "DDC-FR"
(DDC-FRONT) and position 4
"COM:" (Compression).
In order to adjust the rebound
stage, press buttons 1 respectively 2, until position 3 shows
"DDC-FR" (DDC-FRONT) and
position 4 "REB:" (Rebound).
Performing zero position
alignment
Place the motorcycle on the
side stand or a suitable auxiliary
stand.
During the alignment, do not sit
on the motorcycle and remove
any cargo or luggage.
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In order to adjust the zero position, press buttons 1 respectively 2, until position 3 shows
"DDC" and position 4 shows
"CAL" (calibration).
Next, press and hold button 2,
until lettering "CAL" starts
flashing.
If zero position adjustment was
successful, a check mark is
shown.
If the check mark is not shown:
Repeat alignment.
If the check mark is not shown
after repeated alignment attempts, consult a specialized
workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Installing plug connector
for a leveling sensor
Removing fairing side panel
( 129).
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Press and hold button 2, until
the value next to "REB:" respectively "COM:" is flashing.
Adjust damping as desired using buttons 1 and 2.
+1 .. +7: Damping increase in
maximum seven steps.
-1 .. -7: Damping decrease in
maximum seven steps.
0: Basic setting.
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Height adjustment
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Remove protective cap from
connector 1 and connect leveling sensor connector.
In the SETUP menu damping
on the front wheel can be separately adjusted with respect
to rebound and compression
stage.
Installing fairing side panel
( 130).
In order to adjust the running
gear height, the link blocks 1
on the left and the right of the
spring strut bolting connection
can be replaced.
Two pairs of link blocks with different bore holes are enclosed
with the vehicle. As the blocks
can each be installed rotated by
180°, this results in five possible height adjustments using the
factory-installed blocks (-0.12 in
(-3 mm), -0.06 in (-1.5 mm),
0 in (0 mm), 0.06 in (+1.5 mm),
0.12 in (+3 mm)).
1 Link blocks with 0.12 in
(3 mm) bore hole outside the
center.
2 Link blocks with 0.06 in
(1.5 mm) bore hole outside
the center, this is the factoryinstalled setting.
3 Link blocks with central bore
hole.
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Adjusting running gear
height
Lift the motorcycle using a
suitable auxiliary stand such
that the spring strut is relieved.
Remove link block 3 from the
right side.
Insert small link block with
thread 3 on the right side.
Select a pair of link blocks
according to the requested
height.
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Remove screw 2 and take out
link block 1.
Insert wide link block with recess 2 on the left side.
Install screw 1 with specified
torque.
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Spring strut on the relay
lever
41 lb/ft (56 Nm)
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Performing zero position alignment ( 95).
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Launch control
Launchcontrol
Launchcontrol supports the rider
in maintaining the ideal speed for
a race start. Launchcontrol can
be activated in SLICK mode only.
After Launchcontrol is activated,
the system maintains the engine speed at approx. 8000 rpm
at full throttle. After clutch engagement, the speed is controlled such that maximum traction is generated on the rear
wheel. Hereby, the throttle grip
remains in full-throttle position. If
a speed of 37 mph (60 km/h) is
exceeded, speed limiting is deactivated.
While Launchcontrol is active, the
DTC system is deactivated.
Launchcontrol is also switched
off under the following conditions:
Third gear is engaged.
Angle becomes greater than
30°.
Engine or ignition is switched
off.
Mode is changed.
The number of subsequent starts
with Launchcontrol is limited for
clutch protection. The number
of starts still possible is shown in
the display.
Race start with
Launchcontrol
Risk of injury due to
increased acceleration.
Launchcontrol allows maximum
acceleration, which could cause
unfamiliar riding situations.
Only use Launchcontrol on race
tracks.
Activate SLICK mode.
Bring vehicle in start position.
Vehicle is standing, engine is
running.
Press and hold the starter button 1 until the display changes.
Check display.
L-CON and the still permitted
number of starts 1 with Launchcontrol is shown in the display.
Start with Launchcontrol is possible.
Perform start as described below.
If no start with Launchcontrol is
currently possible, the number 0
is displayed with an exclamation
mark 2 added.
Let the clutch cool down.
Clutch cool-down time
Approx. 3 min (With the engine running)
Approx. 20 min (With the
engine switched off)
Perform the start as usual,
open the throttle grip at least
Shiftpoint lamp lights up.
Launchcontrol controls the
ideal torque on the rear wheel
and maintains a constant
engine speed up to approx.
37 mph (60 km/h).
Due to the full-throttle position
of the throttle grip, the engine
speed increases, as soon as
speed limiting is deactivated.
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to such an extent that speed
limiting is reached.
Open the throttle grip completely after clutch engagement.
The DTC warning lamp
lights up. The DTC system has been switched off.
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Removing mirror
On the racetrack
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Secure the paneling 2 on the
left and right to the fairing
bracket 3. If cable ties are
used, protect possible locations
of abrasion marks using an
adhesive strip.
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Remove nuts 1 on left and
right and take off mirror.
Use the HP Race Cover
Kit from BMW Motorrad to
cover the exposed screw sockets and secure the mounting
attachment.
Installing mirrors
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Remove fairing fastener.
Mount mirrors on left and right
in mounts 4.
Install nuts on back of fairing
with torque.
Mirror on front panel carrier
Securing device: mechanical
6 lb/ft (8 Nm)
License-plate carrier
Removing license-plate
carrier
Switch off ignition.
with anti-theft alarm OE
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with passenger package OE
Removing passenger seat
( 52).
Activate locking mechanisms 3
and disconnect plug.
Remove screw 4.
Remove anti-theft alarm system from bracket by extracting
toward front.
Release the cable tie 1 (is suitable for reuse).
Actuate locking mechanism 2
and disconnect the plug.
Carefully disconnect anti-theft
alarm system bracket 5 from
rear frame and rotate it upward.
On the racetrack
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
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Deactivate anti-theft alarm system if necessary.
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Activate locking mechanism 6
and disconnect plug.
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Press locking mechanism 7
to left with small screwdriver
while simultaneously sliding
connector toward rear off antitheft alarm system bracket.
Remove anti-theft alarm system bracket.
Protect connector plugs on
motorcycle against contamination.
Detach screws 8 with washers and remove license-plate
carrier. Guide cable through
opening 9 when doing so.
with passenger package OE
Installing passenger seat
( 53).
Position license-plate carrier
and guide cable through opening 9.
Install screws 8 with washers.
Installing license-plate
carrier
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
with passenger package OE
Removing passenger seat
( 52).
Close connector so that locking mechanism 2 engages and
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Close connector so that locking
mechanism 6 engages.
Slide connector of license-plate
carrier onto anti-theft alarm
system bracket so that locking mechanism 7 engages.
Mount anti-theft alarm system
in bracket from front.
Install screw 4.
Close connector so that locking
devices 3 engage.
with passenger package OE
Installing passenger seat
( 53).
Mount anti-theft alarm system
bracket 5 in rear frame.
On the racetrack
secure on rear frame with cable
tie 1.
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Removing and installing
front turn indicator
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Removing front turn
signal
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The working steps described here for the right
fairing side panel also apply logically for the left side.
Removing fairing side panel
( 129).
Undo the screw 2 and remove
the turn signal. Guide cable
through fairing side panel.
Protect connector on motorcycle against contamination.
Mount side panel in rubber
buffer at position 4.
Install screws 3 with washers.
Install screws 2.
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Unclip the turn signal cable at
position 1.
Mount fairing side panel in
mount 6 on engine spoiler.
Install screw 1.
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Position the wind deflection
wing 2 ensuring that is on the
correct side.
The letters "R" for the right
side and "L" for the left side
are stamped on the surfaces of
the deflector panels.
Install screws 1.
Unfasten the screws 1 then
remove the wind deflection
wing 2.
Remove screws 2.
Remove screws 3 with washers.
Pull fairing side panel out of
rubber buffer at position 4 and
remove.
Guide cable through fairing
side panel.
Installing front turn signal
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Remove the screw 1 on the
inside of the right side panel.
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Position turn signal and install
screw 2.
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Clip the turn signal cable in at
position 1.
Installing fairing side panel
( 130).
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Dynamic Damping Control
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There are four riding modes to
choose from for adjusting the
motorcycle to the weather, road
conditions and driving style:
RAIN
SPORT (default mode)
RACE
SLICK (with coding plug installed only)
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Selection
When the coding plug is
used, the operating permit
for public roads is voided.
Do not use the encoding plug on
public roads.
Each riding mode affects the behavior of the motorcycle in a different way. ABS and/or DTC can
be switched off in each mode;
the following explanations always
refer to the activated systems.
The last selected riding mode
is reactivated automatically after
the ignition is switched off and
on again. However, the shutoff of ABS and/or DTC is maintained only if the coding plug is
installed.
The RAIN, SPORT and RACE
modes are designed for riding
with series tires recommended
by BMW Motorrad. SLICK mode
assumes racing tires and roads
with very good adhesion.
Therefore, consider the following when selecting the riding
mode: The sportier the setting,
the more demanding the requirements for the driving skill of the
rider are!
RAIN
The torque increase is linear.
The ABS system always intervenes early enough to prevent
the wheels from locking up and
the rear wheel from lifting off the
ground if possible.
The DTC system intervenes early
enough to always prevent the
rear wheel from spinning if possible.
The DDC setting assumes a conservative riding style.
SPORT
The ABS response characteristics remain identical to those
provided in the RAIN mode.
The DTC system intervenes later
than in the RAIN mode so that
minor drifts are possible at the
ends of curves.
The DDC response characteristics remain identical to those
provided in the RAIN mode.
RACE
The RACE mode is the sportiest
mode as long as the coding plug
is not installed.
The ABS system intervenes later
in this mode. The wheels are still
prevented from locking up, how-
Flip over risk, as the lift-off
detection for the rear wheel
is deactivated.
Be prepared for lift-off of the
rear wheel in the case of hard
braking.
The DTC system intervenes
even later so that longer drifts
and brief wheelies are also possible at the end of curves (at angles below 25°).
The DDC setting assumes a
sporty riding style.
SLICK
To activate the SLICK mode, the
coding plug must be used.
SLICK mode was developed for
roads with good visibility and very
high friction coefficients, as they
are usually found on racetracks
only. This mode also assumes
that the motorcycle is riding with
racing tires that have very good
adhesion.
The engine output, increase in
power and response are designed for maximum sportiness.
The response characteristics of
the ABS system in SLICK mode
are derived from the IDM. Furthermore, differently from the
RACE mode, no ABS control
is carried out on actuation of
the footbrake lever on the rear
wheel. The rear wheel can lock
up. The lift-off detection for the
rear wheel is also deactivated.
locking up in the case of
braking.
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In this mode the control of the
DTC system assumes that racing tires with maximum adhesion
(slick tires) are mounted. Longer
wheelies and wheelies at small
angles are also permitted, which
means it is possible to flip over
backward in extreme cases!
The DDC response characteristics remain identical to those
provided in the RACE mode.
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Flip over risk, as the lift-off
detection for the rear wheel
is deactivated.
Be prepared for lift-off of the
rear wheel in the case of hard
braking.
The switchover process for the
functions in the engine management system, the ABS and the
DTC is only possible in certain
operating modes:
No drive torque at rear wheel
No brake pressure in the brake
system.
Risk of injury, as the ABS
control on the rear wheel is
deactivated.
Be prepared for the rear wheel
Switchover
To obtain this state,
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rear wheel is deactivated. The
rear wheel can lift off the ground!
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Motorcycle must be stopped
with the ignition switched on
Brake system with
BMW Motorrad Race
ABS
Throttle grip must be turned
back,
Brake levers may not be actuated,
The clutch must be actuated.
Partially integral brake
or
First the desired riding mode is
preselected. The switchover
does not take place until the
affected systems are in the required state.
The selection menu does not
disappear in the display until the
driving mode has been switched
over.
Your motorcycle is equipped with
a partially integral brake configuration. Both front and rear brakes
are applied simultaneously when
you pull the handbrake lever.
The footbrake lever acts only on
the rear brake.
Spinning of the rear wheel
with the front brake pulled
(burn out) is made considerably more difficult by the integral function. The result may be
damage to the rear wheel brake
and the clutch.
Burn-outs may be carried out
with the ABS function switched
off only.
How does ABS work?
The maximum braking force that
can be transferred to the road
surface is partially dependent on
the friction coefficient of the road
surface. Gravel, ice, snow and
wet roads offer a considerably
poorer friction coefficient than a
dry, clean asphalt surface. The
poorer the friction coefficient of
the road surface is, the longer
the braking distance will be.
If the maximum transferable braking force is exceeded when the
driver increases the brake pressure, the wheels begin to lock
and driving stability is lost, and a
fall can result. Before this situation occurs, ABS intervenes and
adjusts the brake pressure to the
maximum transferable braking
force. This enables the wheels
to continue to turn and maintains
driving stability regardless of the
road surface condition.
How is the BMW Motorrad
Race ABS noticeable to
the rider?
Bumpy or rough roads can briefly
lead to a loss of contact between the tires and the road surface, until the transferable braking force is reduced to zero. If
braking is carried out in this situation, ABS must reduce the
brake pressure to ensure driving stability when restoring contact to the road. At this point in
time, the BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS must assume extremely low
friction coefficients (gravel, ice,
snow) so that the running wheels
turn in every imaginable case and
the driving stability is ensured.
After detecting the actual conditions, the system adjusts the
optimum brake pressure.
If the ABS system must reduce
the braking forces due to the
conditions described above, then
vibrations can be felt at the handbrake lever.
If the handbrake lever is pulled,
then braking pressure is built up
at the rear wheel with the integral
function. If the footbrake lever is
first actuated after this, the brake
pressure already built up can be
felt earlier than the counter-pressure, than when the footbrake
lever is actuated before or together with the handbrake lever.
Lifting off rear wheel
Even during severe braking, a
high level of tire grip can mean
that the front wheel does not
lock up until very late, if at all.
Consequently, ABS does not intervene until very late, if at all.
Under these circumstances the
rear wheel can lift off the ground,
and the outcome can be a highsiding situation in which the motorcycle can flip over.
Heavy braking can lead to
the rear wheel lifting off the
ground.
When braking, bear in mind
that the ABS control cannot
always be relied on to prevent
the rear wheel from lifting off the
ground.
Special situations
To detect the tendency of the
wheels to lock up, the speeds
of the front and rear wheel are
compared. If implausible values
are detected over a longer period
of time, the ABS function is deactivated for safety reasons and
an ABS fault is indicated. The
condition for a fault code is the
completed self-diagnosis.
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rough roads are
encountered?
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In addition to problems on the
BMW Motorrad Race ABS, unusual driving conditions can also
lead to a fault message.
Unusual driving conditions:
Heating up on an auxiliary
stand at idle speed or with gear
engaged.
Rear wheel locked-up for a
longer period of time by engine
brake, e.g. when riding down
steep hills.
Should a fault code result due to
one of the driving conditions described above, the ABS function
can be reactivated by switching
the ignition off and then on again.
How important is regular
maintenance?
Any technical system is always only as good as its
maintenance condition.
To ensure that the
BMW Motorrad Race ABS
is in an optimally maintained
condition, it is vital that the
specified inspection intervals be
complied with.
Reserves for safety
But remember: the potentially
shorter braking distances which
BMW Motorrad Race ABS permits must not be used as an excuse for careless riding. ABS is
primarily a means of ensuring a
safety margin in genuine emergencies.
Be careful in curves! When you
apply the brakes in a curve, the
motorcycle's weight and momentum take over and even
BMW Motorrad Race ABS is unable to counteract their effects.
Engine management
with BMW Motorrad
DTC
How does DTC work?
The BMW Motorrad DTC compares the wheel speeds of the
front and rear wheel. From the
speed difference the slip, and
with it the stability reserves on
the rear wheel are determined.
When a slip limit is exceeded, the
engine torque is adapted by the
engine management system.
Even with DTC, the laws of
physics cannot be overridden. The driver is always responsible for adapting his/her driving
style.
Do not reduce the additional
safety provided with risky
driving.
The DTC response characteristics can be adjusted in SLICK
mode. As a result, DTC interventions on the race track can
be adjusted to the physical limits
of worn tires respectively of tires
not tested by BMW Motorrad.
Based on the standard setting,
the point in time of DTC intervention can be moved in seven
steps each to an earlier or later
time. The earlier the intervention
occurs, the better is the lateral
stability. If intervention occurs
later, traction is improved at the
expense of lateral stability until
tire grip is exceeded.
Special situations
As lean angles increase, acceleration potential is also progressively restricted by the laws of
physics. This can result in reduced acceleration when coming
out of very tight curves.
To detect spinning or slipping
away of the rear wheel, the
speeds of the front and rear
wheel are compared and the
angle is considered, for example.
If these values are detected to
be implausible for a long period,
a replacement value is used for
the angle and the DTC function
is deactivated. In these cases,
a DTC error is displayed. The
condition for a fault code is the
completed self-diagnosis.
In the following unusual driving
states, the BMW Motorrad DTC
can be automatically deactivated.
Unusual driving conditions:
Driving on the rear wheel
(wheelie) for a longer period
with DTC deactivated.
Rear wheel spinning in place
with front brake engaged (burn
out).
Heating up on an auxiliary
stand at idle speed or with gear
engaged.
Provided that the coding plug for
the SLICK mode is not installed,
the DTC will be reactivated by
switching the ignition off and on
again and then accelerating the
vehicle to a speed of more than
3 mph (5 km/h).
If the front wheel loses contact to
the ground during extreme acceleration, the DTC reduces the engine torque until the front wheel
touches the ground again. In
RACE and SLICK mode wheelies
are possible at small angles.
In this case, BMW Motorrad recommends turning back the throttle grip somewhat to achieve
a stable driving state again as
quickly as possible.
On a slippery surface, the throttle grip should never be suddenly
turned back completely without
pulling the clutch at the same
time. The engine braking torque
can cause the rear wheel to slip,
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resulting in an unstable driving
state. This case cannot be controlled by the BMW Motorrad
DTC.
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DDC
Dynamic Damping Control
DDC
Using the leveling sensor, the
motions of the rear spring strut
are recorded. Depending on the
determined motion direction and
speed, as well as depending
on the riding mode selected,
the electrical damping valve is
opened respectively closed.
Damping on the front wheel
depends on the riding mode as
well, however the spring travel is
not measured.
The damping values for the front
wheel and for the rear wheel can
be adjusted in the SETUP menu
via seven steps in the "softer"
direction and seven steps in the
"harder" direction. On the rear
wheel, compression stage and
rebound stage can be separately
adjusted.
In order to separately adjust the
damping values on the front
wheel according to rebound and
compression stage, a leveling
sensor must be installed on the
spring fork. A plug connector
for sensor connection is already
available on the motorcycle. It
is located behind the left side
panel.
If an additional leveling sensor
is installed, an existing sensor
is replaced, or the running gear
height is changed, a calibration
must be performed. The
calibration is started in the
SETUP menu.
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Passenger footrests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
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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.
Your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer is the right place to go
for genuine BMW parts and accessories, other BMW approved
products, and 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 these
products.
Conversely, BMW is unable to
accept any liability whatsoever
for parts and accessories which it
has not approved.
Observe the information on the
importance of tire sizes for chassis control systems ( 135).
BMW Motorrad cannot examine or test each product
of outside origin to ensure that it
can be used on or in connection
with BMW motorcycles without
constituting a safety hazard. Nor
is this guarantee provided when
the official approval of a specific
country has been granted. Tests
conducted by these instances
cannot make provision for all operating conditions experienced by
BMW motorcycles and, consequently, they are not sufficient in
some circumstances.
Use only parts and accessories
approved by BMW for your
motorcycle.
Whenever you are planning modifications, comply with all the legal requirements. The vehicle
must not infringe on national
road-vehicle construction and
use regulations of your country.
Passenger footrests
with passenger package OE
Removing passenger
footrests
Remove screws 1 and nuts 2.
Remove washers and passenger footrest sidewards.
Carbon holder (muffler)
on rear frame
15 lb/ft (20 Nm)
Remove screw 1, slightly pull
the muffler retaining strap apart
and pull it backwards off the
muffler.
Attach muffler holder and install screws 1 (M8x30) with the
specified torque.
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21 lb/ft (28 Nm)
Muffler clamp on holder
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Slightly pull retaining strap 1
apart and pull it from the back
over the muffler.
Align retaining strap and muffler. Make sure that the retaining strap has contact with the
muffler holder on the outside.
Insert screw 2 in washer, retaining strap, muffler holder,
second washer and nut and
tighten to the specified torque.
Remove screws 1.
Remove passenger footrest.
Installing passenger
footrests
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Install screw hole covers 1.
Cover for passenger
footrest holder on the
rear frame
without passenger package OE
Remove screws 1 and take off
muffler holder.
Remove screw 2 with nut and
washers.
Slightly pull retaining strap 1
apart and pull it backwards off
the muffler.
2 lb/ft (3 Nm)
Attach passenger footrest and
install screws 1 (M8x25) with
the specified torque.
Passenger footrest
holder on the rear frame
21 lb/ft (28 Nm)
Tighten nut 2 to the specified
torque.
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Attach the passenger footrest.
Install screws 1 with specified
torque.
Slightly pull retaining strap 1
apart and pull it from the back
over the muffler.
Align retaining strap and muffler. Slide washer, retaining
strap and second washer onto
the footrest screw.
Install nut 2, however do not
tighten it yet.
Install screw 3.
Passenger footrest
holder on the rear frame
Remove screw hole covers 1.
21 lb/ft (28 Nm)
Accessories
15 lb/ft (20 Nm)
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General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Onboard tool kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
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Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Fairings and Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Wheel rims and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Front wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Rear-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Maintenance
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
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General instructions
The 'Maintenance' chapter describes work involving the checking and replacement of wear
parts that can be performed with
a minimum of effort.
If special tightening torques are
to be taken into account for
assembly, these are listed. An
overview of all required tightening
torques is contained in the
chapter "Technical Data".
Information on additional maintenance and repair work is provided in the Repair Manual for
your vehicle on DVD, which you
can obtain from your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Special tools and thorough specialized knowledge are required
to carry out some of the work
described here. If you are in
doubt, consult an authorized
workshop, preferably your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Onboard tool kit
3
1
4
2
Spare fuses with gripper
Miniature fuses, 4 A and
7.5 A
Box wrench
Wrench size: 34 mm
Adjusting chain tension
( 134).
5
6
7
Socket wrench
Wrench size: 17 mm
Adjusting spring preload
on front wheel ( 49).
Adjusting spring preload
on rear wheel ( 50).
Use a plastic attachment
each to adjust the front
and rear spring preload.
Extension for hook
wrench.
TORX wrench, T25
Removing and installing
body panels.
Plastic attachment for
socket wrench
Adjusting spring preload
on front wheel ( 49).
Plastic attachment for
socket wrench
Adjusting spring preload
on rear wheel ( 50).
Extension for screwdriver
insert
Open-ended wrench
Wrench size: 10/13
Adjusting chain tension
( 134).
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Reversible screwdriver with
Phillips and straight blade
Removing battery
( 154).
10 Reversible screwdriver insert
with Phillips PH1 and Torx
T25
Removing driver's seat
( 53).
Removing and installing
body panels
Replacing front and
rear turn indicator bulbs
( 148).
Engine oil
Checking engine oil level
The oil level varies with
the temperature of the
oil. The higher the temperature,
the higher the level of oil in the
sump. Checking the oil level with
the engine cold or after a short
trip leads to misinterpretations of
the oil fill quantity.
To ensure that the display of the
engine oil level is correct, only
check the oil level with the engine at operating temperature.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and hold motorcycle at operating temperature vertically.
Let the engine run in neutral
for one minute.
Switch off ignition.
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Read the oil level in the display 1.
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If the oil level is below MIN mark:
Topping up engine oil ( 124).
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If oil level is above MAX mark:
Have the oil level corrected
at an authorized service facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
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Topping up engine oil
Specified level of engine
oil
between MIN and MAX
marking
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Wipe area around fill location
clean.
Both too little and too
much engine oil can lead to
engine damage.
Always make sure that the oil
level is correct.
Add engine oil up to specified
level.
Checking engine oil level
( 123).
Install cap of engine oil fill location 1.
Brake system
Checking brake operation
Actuate the handbrake lever.
Pressure point must be clearly
perceptible.
Actuate the footbrake lever.
Pressure point must be clearly
perceptible.
If no clear pressure points are
perceptible:
Engine oil, capacity
Products recommended by
BMW Motorrad
3.7 quarts (3.5 l) (with filter
change)
Remove cap 1 of engine oil fill
location.
Incorrect working practices
endanger the reliability of
the brakes.
Have all work on the brake system carried out by specialists.
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Have the brakes checked at an
authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Check front brake pad
thickness
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Turn handlebars.
Visually inspect left and right
brake pads to determine their
thickness. Direction of view:
From rear looking at brake
pads 1.
Front brake-pad wear
limit
min 0.03 in (min 0.8 mm)
(Only friction material without carrier plate)
If brake pads are worn:
Dropping below the minimum pad thickness leads
to reduced braking performance
and may result in damage to the
brakes.
In order to ensure the operating
reliability of the brake system,
make sure that the brake pads
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are not worn beyond their minimum thickness.
are not worn beyond their minimum thickness.
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Have the brake pads replaced
at an authorized service facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Have the brake pads replaced
at an authorized service facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Maintenance
9
Check rear brake pad
thickness
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Checking front brake fluid
level
Rear brake-pad wear
limit
min 0.04 in (min 1.0 mm)
(Only friction material without carrier plate.)
If the wear indicating mark is no
longer visible:
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Conduct a visual inspection of
the brake pad thickness. Direction of view: From rear looking
at brake pads 1.
Dropping below the minimum pad thickness leads
to reduced braking performance
and may result in damage to the
brakes.
In order to ensure the operating
reliability of the brake system,
make sure that the brake pads
Make sure ground is level and
firm and hold motorcycle vertically.
Move handlebars into straightahead position.
Have the defect corrected as
soon as possible by an authorized workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Read off brake fluid level at
brake-fluid reservoir 1.
The brake fluid level in the
brake-fluid reservoir drops
due to brake pad wear.
Front brake fluid level
Brake fluid, DOT4
The brake fluid level must
not fall below the MIN mark.
(Brake-fluid reservoir horizontal)
If brake fluid level falls below the
approved level:
A low fluid level in the
brake reservoir can allow air
to penetrate the brake system.
This significantly reduces braking
efficiency.
Checking rear brake fluid
level
Make sure ground is level and
firm and hold motorcycle vertically.
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Maintenance
Check brake fluid level
regularly.
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Check brake fluid level
regularly.
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Have the defect corrected as
soon as possible by an authorized workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
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Coolant
Check level of brake fluid in
rear brake-fluid reservoir 1.
The brake fluid level in the
brake-fluid reservoir drops
due to brake pad wear.
Rear brake fluid level
Brake fluid, DOT4
Checking coolant level
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
The brake fluid level must
not fall below the MIN mark.
(Brake-fluid reservoir horizontal)
If brake fluid level falls below the
approved level:
A low fluid level in the
brake reservoir can allow air
to penetrate the brake system.
This significantly reduces braking
efficiency.
Read off coolant level on expansion tank 1. Direction of
Coolant, specified level
between MIN and MAX
marks on the expansion tank
(With cold engine)
If coolant level drops below approved level:
Add coolant.
Topping up coolant
Removing fairing side panel
( 130).
Open cap 1 of expansion tank.
Add coolant up to specified
level.
Checking coolant level
( 128).
Close cap of expansion tank.
Installing fairing side panel
( 130).
Fairings and Panels
Removing fairing side
panel
The working steps described here for the right
fairing side panel also apply logically for the left side.
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Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
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view: from front looking at inside of right-hand side panel.
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Unfasten the screws 1 then
remove the wind deflection
wing 2.
Pull fairing side panel out of
rubber buffer at position 4 and
remove.
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Installing fairing side
panel
Remove the screw 1 on the
inside of the side panel.
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Disconnect plug 5.
Take off fairing side panel.
Remove screws 2.
Remove screws 3 with washers.
Mount fairing side panel in
mount 6 on engine spoiler.
Connect the plug 5.
Checking clutch lever play
Mount side panel in rubber
buffer at position 4.
Install screws 3 with washers.
Install screws 2.
Position the wind deflection
wing 2 ensuring that is on the
correct side.
The letters "R" for the right
side and "L" for the left side
are stamped on the surfaces of
the deflector panels.
Install screws 1.
Clutch
Check clutch function
Install screw 1.
Pull back the clutch lever.
Pressure point must be clearly
perceptible.
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Maintenance
If no clear pressure point can be
felt:
Have the clutch checked by an
authorized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
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Operate clutch lever 1 until
resistance is felt.
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If clutch play is outside tolerance:
Adjusting clutch lever play
( 132).
with competition kit OE
Maintenance
Adjusting clutch lever
play
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Operate clutch lever 2 until
resistance is felt.
Measure clutch play a between
handlebar fitting and clutch
lever in this position.
Clutch lever play
0.02...0.04 in (0.5...1.0 mm)
(on the handlebar fitting,
when the engine is cold)
To increase clutch play: turn
the screw 1 into handlebar fitting.
To decrease clutch play: turn
the screw 1 out of handlebar
fitting.
To increase clutch play: turn
the screw 2 into handlebar fitting.
To decrease clutch play: turn
the screw 2 out of handlebar
fitting.
Checking clutch lever play
( 131).
Repeat these operations until
the clutch play is correctly adjusted.
Check wheel rims
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Subject wheel rims to visual
inspection for defects.
Have damaged rims checked
and, if necessary, replaced
by a specialist service facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Checking tire tread depth
The handling of your motorcycle can already change
for the worse before the legally
prescribed minimum tread depth
is reached.
Have tires replaced even before the minimum tread depth
is reached.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Measure tire tread depth in
main tread grooves with wear
indicating marks.
Tread wear marks are
integrated into the main
grooves on every tire. If the tire
tread has worn down to the
level of the marks, the tire is
completely worn. The locations
of the marks are indicated on
the edge of the tire, e.g. by the
letters TI, TWI or by an arrow.
When the minimum tread depth
is reached:
Replace tires concerned.
Chain
Lubricate chain
Dirt, dust and insufficient
lubrication will considerably
shorten the service life of the
drive chain.
Clean and lubricate the drive
chain regularly.
Lubricate drive chain at lease
every 500 mls (800 km). After
driving though water or dust
and dirt perform the lubrication
at shorter intervals.
Switch off ignition and engage
Neutral.
Clean drive chain with suitable
cleaning agent, dry and apply
chain lubricant.
To extend and maximize
the chain's service life
BMW Motorrad recommends
using BMW Motorrad chain
lubricant or:
Lubricant
Chain spray
Wipe off excess lubricant.
Checking chain tension
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
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Maintenance
Wheel rims and tires
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Turn the rear wheel until the
position with the lowest chain
sag is reached.
If the measured value is outside
the approved tolerance:
Adjusting chain tension
( 134).
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Adjusting chain tension
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Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
1.6...2 in (40...50 mm) (Motorcycle unloaded on side
stand)
Locknut of drive-chain
tensioning screw
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Tighten quick-release axle
nut 1 to specified torque.
Using a screwdriver, push the
chain in the middle between
the pinion and sprocket and
measure the difference a.
Chain sag
Checking chain tension
( 133).
Ensure that the figures 4 indicating the adjustment settings
are identical on left and right.
Tighten locknuts 3 on left and
right to the specified torque.
Rear-wheel quick-release
axle in swinging arm
Securing device: mechanical
Loosen quick-release axle
nut 1.
Loosen lock nuts 3 on left and
right.
Adjust chain tension with adjusting screws 2 on left and
right.
74 lb/ft (100 Nm)
Check chain wear
Engage 1st gear.
Rotate rear wheel toward front
of vehicle until the chain is tensioned.
Permissible chain length
max 5.7 in (max 144.30 mm)
(Measured over the center
of 10 rivets, chain tensioned)
If the chain has reached the maximum approved length:
Contact an authorized service
facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Wheels
Tire recommendation
For every size of tire,
BMW Motorrad has tested and
approved certain makes as
roadworthy. BMW Motorrad
cannot evaluate the suitability of
other tires, and can therefore
take no responsibility for their
driving safety.
BMW Motorrad recommends
only using the tires tested and
approved by BMW Motorrad.
Extensive information is
available at your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer or on
the Internet at www.bmwmotorrad.com.
Affect of wheel sizes on
chassis control systems
The wheel sizes play a major role
in the chassis control systems
ABS and DTC. Especially the diameter and width of the wheels
are stored in the control unit as
the basis for all necessary calculations. A change in these sizes
due to conversion to others than
the wheels installed as standard
equipment can seriously affect
the control comfort of these systems.
The sensor wheels required for
wheel speed detection must also
match the control systems installed and may not be replaced.
If you want to equip your motorcycle with different wheels,
please speak to a specialist service facility, and preferably a
BMW Motorrad retailer. In some
cases the data stored in the control units can be adapted to the
new wheel sizes.
Removing front wheel
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
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Maintenance
Determine chain length below
the rear wheel swinging arm
with 9 rivets.
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Remove screw 1 and extract
the ABS sensor from its
socket.
Mask off area of wheel rim that
could be scratched in process
of removing 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 rotor on reassembly.
Do not operate the handbrake
lever when the brake calipers
have been removed.
Remove screws 2 of brake
calipers on left and right.
Push brake pads 3 apart
slightly by turning the brake
caliper 4 back and forth against
the brake rotor 5.
Carefully pull brake calipers
back to remove them from the
brake rotors.
Place motorcycle on an auxiliary stand; BMW Motorrad recommends BMW Motorrad rear
wheel stand.
Mounting rear wheel stands
( 143).
Raise front of motorcycle until
the front wheel can turn freely.
BMW Motorrad recommends
Remove quick-release axle 2
while supporting wheel.
Roll front wheel forward to remove.
Installing front wheel
The left axle clamping
screw fixes the threaded
bush in place in the front
suspension.
To ensure the proper alignment
of the threaded bush, do not
loosen or remove the left axle
clamping screw.
Unscrew right-hand axle clamping screws 1.
Malfunctions may occur
during control interventions
by ABS and DTC if a wheel other
than the standard wheel is installed.
Please see the information on
the effect of wheel sizes on the
chassis control systems ABS
and DTC at the beginning of this
chapter.
Threaded fasteners not
tightened to the specified
torque can work loose or their
threads can suffer damage.
Always have the tightening
torques checked by a specialized
workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
The front wheel must be
installed right way round to
rotate in the correct direction.
Observe the direction of rotation arrows on the tires or on the
rim.
Roll front wheel into front
wheel guide.
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Maintenance
the BMW Motorrad front wheel
stand for lifting the motorcycle.
Mounting front wheel stand
( 142).
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Lift front wheel and install
quick-release axle 2 with
torque.
Quick-release axle in
threaded bush
37 lb/ft (50 Nm)
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Tighten right axle clamping
screws 1 to specified tightening torque.
Clamping screw in axle
adapter
Radial brake calipers on
the axle adapter
28 lb/ft (38 Nm)
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Remove front wheel stand and
auxiliary stand.
ommends BMW Motorrad rear
wheel stand.
Mounting rear wheel stands
( 143).
Support the rear wheel, e.g.,
with a wooden block, so that
it cannot fall down after the
quick-release axle is removed.
Slide the brake calipers onto
the rotors.
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Insert ABS sensor in its socket
and install screw 1.
Remove adhesive tape from
wheel rim.
Press handbrake lever firmly
a number of times until resistance point is felt.
Install screws 2 on left and
right with appropriate torque.
Remove rear wheel
Place motorcycle on an auxiliary stand; BMW Motorrad rec-
Remove axle nut 1 with
washer.
Loosen lock nuts 3 on left and
right.
Loosen adjusting screws 2 on
left and right.
Remove adjusting plate 4 and
slide axle as far as possible toward inside.
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Roll rear wheel as far forward
as possible and remove
chain 7 from chain sprocket.
Make sure that the ABS sensor 9 is not damaged when
rolling out the rear wheel.
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Remove quick-release axle 5
and take out adjusting plate 6.
Remove brake and ABS line
from bracket 8.
Roll rear wheel toward rear
out of swing arm while pulling
brake caliper carrier 10 toward
rear until rear-wheel rim can be
guided past it.
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The chain sprocket and
the spacer sleeves on the
left and right are loosely inserted
in the wheel. When removing,
make sure that these parts are
not damaged or lost.
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torques checked by a specialized
workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Roll rear wheel on support into
swing arm until brake-caliper
support can be installed.
Installing rear wheel
Malfunctions may occur
during control interventions
by ABS and DTC if a wheel other
than the standard wheel is installed.
Please see the information on
the effect of wheel sizes on the
chassis control systems ABS
and DTC at the beginning of this
chapter.
Threaded fasteners not
tightened to the specified
torque can work loose or their
threads can suffer damage.
Always have the tightening
Make sure that the ABS
sensor 9 is not damaged when
rolling the rear wheel into
place.
Mount brake caliper carrier in
guide 11.
Roll rear wheel further into
swing arm while simultaneously
pushing brake caliper carrier 10
toward the front.
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Roll rear wheel as far forward
as possible and lay chain 7 on
sprocket.
Insert the right side shim 6 in
the swing arm with the travel
stop 12 pointing toward the
front.
Raise the rear wheel and install the quick-release axle 5
through the shim in the brakecaliper support and the rear
wheel.
Ensure that the quick-release
axle seats securely against the
travel stop on the adjustment
plate.
Mount adjusting plate on left 4.
Install axle nut 1 with washer,
however do not tighten yet.
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Mount brake and ABS line in
bracket 8.
9
Adjusting chain tension
( 134).
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Front wheel stand
Maintenance
Mounting front wheel
stand
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The BMW Motorrad front
wheel stand is not designed
for holding motorcycles without a
center or other auxiliary stands. A
motorcycle standing on the front
wheel stand and the rear wheel
alone can fall over.
Place the motorcycle on the
center stand or an auxiliary
stand before lifting it with the
BMW Motorrad front wheel
stand.
Place motorcycle on an auxiliary stand; BMW Motorrad recommends BMW Motorrad rear
wheel stand.
Mounting rear wheel stands
( 143).
Use basic stand (83 30 0 402
241) with mounting pieces (83
30 2 152 839).
Insert the mounting pins (83
30 2 152 840) 1 at the left and
right into the front suspension.
Turn in the bracket 2 with the
long sides facing the inside.
Adjust the mounting pieces 3
to the width of the pins inserted into the front suspension.
Adjust the height of the front
wheel stand so that the front
wheel is lifted slightly off the
ground.
Rear-wheel stand
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Mounting rear wheel
stands
Use basic stand with part number (83 30 0 402 241) and the
mounting pieces (83 30 2 152
839).
Install the mounting pins (83
30 2 152 841) 1 on the left
and right into the rear wheel
swing arm, tightening to specified torque.
Adapter on rear wheel
swinging arm
15 lb/ft (20 Nm)
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Attach the front wheel stand to
the front suspension and press
it on the ground evenly.
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Turn in the bracket 2 with the
long sides facing the outside.
Adjust the mounting pieces 3
to the width of the pins
inserted into the rear wheel
swing arm.
Adjust the height of the rear
wheel stand so that the rear
wheel is lifted slightly off the
ground.
Attach the rear wheel stand to
the rear wheel swing arm and
press it on the ground evenly.
Remove the cover 1 to replace
the low-beam bulb.
Lamps
Replacing low-beam and
high-beam bulbs
The alignment of the connector may differ from the
illustration depending on the bulb
to be replaced.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Switch off ignition.
Remove the cover 2 to replace
the high-beam bulb.
Disconnect plug 3.
Bulbs featuring specification ratings for higher
levels of illumination are commercially available as special accessories. These bulbs have a
shorter service life than conventional bulbs and also generate
more heat. Under some circumstances the high levels of heat
radiation can damage the headlight assembly.
Bulbs for low-beam
headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulb for high-beam
headlight
Remove spring wire brackets 4
from their detents on left and
right and swivel them up.
Remove bulb 5 from the
socket.
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
To avoid contamination on the
bulb's glass surface, never
touch or hold the bulb any-
where other than on its metal
socket base.
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Install bulb 5. Start by inserting
the lug 6 then press the bulb
into the socket.
Insert both sides of wire
spring 4 into the retainer.
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Replace defective bulb.
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Attach plug 3.
Install the cover.
Remove parking light cover 1.
Remove bulb 4 from the
socket.
Replace defective bulb.
Replacing left parking
light bulb
Bulb for parking light
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Switch off ignition.
Push the locking device 2
downwards (using a
screwdriver if necessary) and
pull the socket 3 out of the
headlight housing.
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
To prevent contaminants from
being deposited on the new
bulb's glass surface, always use
a clean, dry cloth to hold it.
Replacing right parking
light bulb
9
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Switch off ignition.
Push the retainer 2 downward
(using a screwdriver if necessary) and pull the socket 3
from the headlight housing.
Remove cover 1.
Insert socket 3 in the headlight housing such that the retainer 2 engages.
Install the cover.
Remove bulb 4 from the
socket.
Maintenance
Insert bulb 4 into the socket.
147
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Replace defective bulb.
Bulb for parking light
Maintenance
148
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
To prevent contaminants from
being deposited on the new
bulb's glass surface, always use
a clean, dry cloth to hold it.
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Insert socket 3 in headlight
housing, continuing to apply
pressure until the retainer 2
engages.
Install the cover.
Remove screw 1.
Replacing front and rear
turn indicator bulbs
Insert bulb 4 into the socket.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Switch off ignition.
Pull glass on screw connection
side out of mirror housing.
bulb's glass surface, always use
a clean, dry cloth to hold it.
9
Remove bulb 2 from
light housing by turning it
counterclockwise.
Replace defective bulb.
Install screw 1.
Diode tail light
Install bulb 2 by screwing
clockwise into light housing.
Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, front
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, rear
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
To prevent contaminants from
being deposited on the new
If more LEDs have burned out in
the tail light than are indicated in
the Technical Data below, the tail
light bulb must be replaced. In
this case:
Contact an authorized service
facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Maximum number of defective LEDs in taillight
Insert inside end of lens into
light housing and close.
1
Maintenance
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Replacing license plate
light
Maintenance
150
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Replace defective bulb.
Bulb for license-plate
light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
To prevent contaminants from
being deposited on the new
bulb's glass surface, always use
a clean, dry cloth to hold it.
Pull license-plate light 1 out of
lamp housing.
Press license-plate lamp 1 into
lamp housing.
Fuses
Removing fuse
Press bulb into socket.
Pull bulb out of socket.
If defective fuses are
bridged, this results in a
danger of short-circuit and thus a
danger of fire.
Replace defective fuses with new
fuses.
Switch off ignition.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
If the fuses blow frequently,
have the electrical system
checked by an authorized specialized workshop, preferably a
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Installing fuse
Locking device audibly engages.
Installing the seat humb cover
( 52).
with passenger package OE
Installing passenger seat
( 53).
Jump-starting
Press together locking lever
and remove cover of fuse
box 1.
To replace main fuse, remove
cover 2 from relay box.
Use the tool from the on-board
toolkit to pull the defective fuse
up and out of the fuse box.
Replace defective fuse with
fuse with required amperage.
An overview of the fuse assignment and the required
amperages is provided in the
chapter "Technical Data". The
numbers in the graphic match
the fuse numbers.
Close fuse cover.
The wires leading to the
power socket do not have
a load-capacity rating adequate
for jump-starting the engine. Excessively high current can lead
to a cable fire or damage to the
vehicle electronics.
Do not use the socket to
jump-start the engine of the
motorcycle.
Touching live parts of the
ignition system with the
engine running can cause electric
shock.
Do not touch parts of the igni-
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Maintenance
Removing the seat humb cover
( 51).
with passenger package OE
Removing passenger seat
( 52).
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tion system when the engine is
running.
152
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.
Maintenance
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Jump-starting with a donorbattery voltage higher than
12 V can damage the motorcycle
electronics.
The battery of the donor vehicle
must have a voltage of 12 V.
When jump-starting the engine,
do not disconnect the battery
from the onboard electrical system.
Removing driver's seat ( 53).
Allow the engine on the support vehicle to run while jumpstarting.
Begin by clamping one end of
the red jumper cable to the
positive terminal of the discharged battery and clamping
the other end to the positive
terminal of the donor battery.
Then clamp one end of the
black jumper cable to the
donor battery's negative
terminal while connecting
the other end to discharged
battery's negative terminal.
Start engine of the vehicle with
discharged battery in usual
way; if engine does not start,
wait a few minutes before repeating attempt in order to protect starter motor and donor
battery.
Allow both engines to idle for a
few minutes before disconnecting jumper cables.
Disconnect jump lead from
negative terminals first, then
disconnect second lead from
positive terminals.
Installing driver's seat (
53).
Battery
Maintenance instructions
Correct upkeep, recharging and
storage will prolong the life of
the battery and are essential for
recognition of warranty claims.
Compliance with the points below is important in order to maximize battery life:
Keep the surface of the battery
clean and dry
Do not open the battery
Do not top up with water
Be sure to read and comply
with the instructions for charging the battery on the following
pages
Do not turn the battery upside
down.
If the battery is not disconnected, the onboard electronics (clock etc.) will drain the
battery. This can cause the bat-
BMW Motorrad has developed a trickle-charger specially designed for compatibility
with the electronics of your motorcycle. Using this charger, you
can keep the battery charged
during long periods when the
motorcycle is not being used
without having to disconnect the
battery from the motorcycle's
onboard systems. Additional information is available at your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Disconnecting battery
from motorcycle
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Removing driver's seat (
53).
with anti-theft alarm OE
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An incorrect disconnection
sequence increase the risk
of short-circuiting.
Always observe the proper
sequence.
Remove negative cable 1 first.
Then remove positive cable 2.
An incorrect disconnection
sequence increase the risk
of short-circuiting.
Always observe the proper
sequence.
Remove negative cable 1 first.
Then remove positive
cable 2.
Maintenance
tery to run flat. If this happens,
warranty claims will not be accepted.
During driving breaks of more
than 4 weeks, a trickle-charger
should be connected to the
battery.
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Connecting battery to
vehicle
with anti-theft alarm OE
Once battery is fully charged,
disconnect charger's terminal
clips from battery terminals.
Maintenance
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First install positive battery cable 2.
Then install negative battery
cable 1.
First install positive battery cable 2.
Then install negative battery
cable 1.
Installing driver's seat (
53).
Charging battery
Disconnecting battery from
motorcycle. ( 153).
Charge battery using a suitable
charger.
Comply with operating instructions of charger.
In the case of longer periods when the motorcycle is
not being used, the battery must
be recharged regularly. See the
instructions for caring for your
battery. Always fully recharge
the battery before returning it to
use.
Connecting battery to vehicle
( 154).
Removing battery
Disconnecting battery from
motorcycle. ( 153).
Lift battery upwards; if it is difficult to move, moving it back
and forth will help.
Installing battery
If the motorcycle was disconnected from the battery for a longer time, the current
date must be entered in the in-
Place battery in battery compartment, positive terminal on
right in direction of travel.
Connecting battery to vehicle
( 154).
Setting the clock (
35).
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Maintenance
strument cluster to ensure the
proper operation of the service
display.
Consult a certified service facility, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer, for setting of the date.
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Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Washing your vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
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Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Protective wax coating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Storing motorcycle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Returning motorcycle to use . . . . . . . 160
Care
Cleaning sensitive vehicle parts . . . . 158
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Care products
Washing your vehicle
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use cleaning and
care products available at your
authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer. BMW CareProducts
have been materials tested,
laboratory tested, and field tested
and provide optimum care and
protection for the materials used
in your vehicle.
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use BMW Insect Remover to soften and wash off
insects and stubborn dirt from
painted parts before washing the
vehicle.
To prevent stains, do not wash
the vehicle immediately after it
has been exposed to bright sunlight and do not wash it in the
sun.
Make sure that the vehicle is
washed frequently, especially
during the winter months.
To remove road salt, clean the
motorcycle with cold water immediately after completion of every trip.
The use of unsuitable
cleaning and care products
can damage motorcycle
components.
For cleaning, do not use any solvents such as nitro-thinners, cold
cleaning agents, fuel or similar,
and do not use cleaning agents
that contain alcohol.
After washing the motorcycle, after driving through
water or in the rain, braking can
be delayed owing to damp brake
rotors and brake pads.
Brake early until the brake disks
and pads are dry.
Warm water intensifies the
effect of salt.
Only use cold water to remove
road salt.
The high water pressure
of high-pressure 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 sensitive
vehicle parts
Plastics
If plastic parts are cleaned
using unsuitable cleaning
agents, the surfaces can be damaged.
Do not use cleaning agents that
Fairings and Panels
Clean body panels with water
and BMW plastic cleaner.
Windshields and lenses are
manufactured of plastic
Clean off dirt and insects with a
soft sponge and plenty of water.
Soften stubborn dirt and
dead insects by covering
the affected areas with a wet
cloth.
Chrome
Especially in the case of road
salt, carefully clean chrome parts
with plenty of water and BMW
auto shampoo. Use chrome polish for additional treatment.
Radiator
Paint care
Clean the radiator regularly to
prevent overheating of the engine due to inadequate cooling.
For example, use a garden hose
with low water pressure.
Washing the vehicle regularly will
help counteract the long-term effects of substances that damage
the paint, especially if your vehicle is ridden in areas with high
air pollution or natural sources of
dirt, e.g. tree resin or pollen.
However, remove particularly aggressive materials immediately;
otherwise changes in the paint or
discoloration can occur. These
include spilled fuel, oil, grease
and brake fluid as well as bird
droppings. BMW Car Polish and
BMW Paint Cleaner are recommended for this procedure.
Contamination on the paint finish
is particularly easy to see after
the vehicle has been washed.
Remove this type of soiling with
cleaning naphtha or spirit on a
clean cloth or cotton ball. BMW
Motorrad recommends removing tar spots with BMW Tar Remover. Then add a protective
Cooling fins can be bent
easily.
When cleaning the radiator, ensure that the fins are not bent.
Rubber
Treat rubber components with
water or BMW rubber protection
coating agent.
Using silicone sprays for
the care of rubber seals can
cause damage.
Do not use silicone sprays or
care products that contain
silicone.
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contain alcohol, solvents or abrasives to clean plastic parts.
'Insect sponges' or sponges with
hard surfaces can also lead to
scratches.
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wax coating to the paint at these
locations.
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Protective wax coating
Care
To preserve the finish of your
vehicle, BMW Motorrad recommends using BMW Car Wax or
agents that contain carnauba or
synthetic waxes.
When water fails to form beads
on the paint surface this indicates
it is time to apply wax.
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Storing motorcycle
Clean the motorcycle.
Remove battery.
Spray brake and clutch lever,
and main and side stand pivots
with a suitable lubricant.
Coat bare metal and chromeplated parts with an acid-free
grease (e.g. Vaseline).
Park motorcycle in a dry room
so that both wheels are unloaded.
Before putting the motorcycle into storage, have
the engine oil and the oil filter
element changed by a specialist workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Combine work for storing/returning to use with maintenance service or an inspection.
Returning motorcycle
to use
Remove the protective wax
coating.
Clean the motorcycle.
Install a charged battery.
Observe checklist before starting.
Technical data
Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Performance data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
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Fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Suspension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Electrical system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Technical data
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
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Troubleshooting chart
Engine does not start at all or is very difficult to start.
Possible cause
Remedy
Side stand extended and gear engaged
Retract side stand.
Gear engaged and clutch not disengaged
Place transmission in neutral or disengage clutch.
No fuel in tank
Refueling procedure (
Battery drained
Charge battery.
66).
Threaded fasteners
Value
Valid
163
Quick-release axle in threaded
bush
M24 x 1.5
37 lb/ft (50 Nm)
Clamping screw in axle adapter
M8 x 35
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Radial brake calipers on the axle
adapter
M10 x 65
28 lb/ft (38 Nm)
Rear wheel
Value
Locknut of drive-chain tensioning screw
M8
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Rear-wheel quick-release axle in
swinging arm
M24 x 1.5
mechanical
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74 lb/ft (100 Nm)
Valid
Technical data
Front wheel
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Rear wheel
Value
Valid
Adapter on rear wheel swinging
arm
M8 x 30
15 lb/ft (20 Nm)
Technical data
Spring strut on main frame
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M10 x 65
41 lb/ft (56 Nm)
Mirrors
Value
Mirror on front panel carrier
M6, replacing the nuts
mechanical
6 lb/ft (8 Nm)
Valid
Engine design
Transverse-mounted four-cylinder, four-stroke
inline engine, angled 32° toward front. With four
valves per cylinder, actuated by two overhead
camshafts and trailing valve levers; liquid cooled,
electronic fuel injection, integrated six-speed
transmission, wet-sump lubrication.
Displacement
999 cc (999 cm3)
Cylinder bore
3.1 in (80 mm)
Piston stroke
2 in (49.7 mm)
Compression ratio
13:1
Rated output
193 hp (142 kW), at engine speed: 12500 min-1
Torque
83 lb/ft (112 Nm), at engine speed: 9750 min-1
Maximum engine speed
max 14200 min-1
Idle speed
1250 min-1, Engine at operating temperature
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Engine
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Fuel
Recommended fuel quality
Super unleaded, (max. 10 % ethanol, E10)
89 AKI (95 ROZ/RON)
89 AKI
Usable fuel quantity
Approx. 4.6 gal (Approx. 17.5 l)
Reserve fuel quantity
Approx. 1.1 gal (Approx. 4 l)
BMW recommends the use of BP fuel
Engine oil
Engine oil, capacity
3.7 quarts (3.5 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 0.8 quarts (max 0.8 l), Difference between
MIN and MAX
BMW recommends
Clutch
Clutch design
Multi-disk oil-bath clutch, slipper clutch
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Transmission design
Claw-shifted 6-speed transmission integrated in
engine housing
Transmission gear ratios
1.652
2.647
2.091
1.727
1.500
1.360
1.261
(76:46
(45:17
(46:22
(38:22
(36:24
(34:25
(29:23
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
Primary gear ratio
1st gear
2nd gear
3rd gear
4th gear
5th gear
6th gear
Technical data
Transmission
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Rear-wheel drive
Type of final drive
Chain drive
Type of rear suspension
Two-arm aluminum swinging arm
Number of teeth of rear-wheel drive (Pinion/
sprocket)
17/45
Secondary gear ratio
2.647
Suspension
Front wheel
Type of front suspension
Upside-down telescopic forks
Spring travel, front
4.7 in (120 mm), On wheel
Rear wheel
Type of rear suspension
Two-arm aluminum swinging arm
Type of final drive
Chain drive
Spring travel, rear
5.1 in (130 mm), On wheel
Type of front brake
Hydraulic radially operated twin disk brake with 4piston radial monoblock calipers and floating brake
disks
Brake-pad material, front
Sintered metal
Type of rear brake
Hydraulic disk brake with 1-piston floating caliper
and fixed brake disk
Brake-pad material, rear
Organic
Wheels and tires
Recommended tire combinations
You can obtain an overview of the current tire
approvals from your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer or on the Internet at www.bmwmotorrad.com
Front wheel
Front wheel design
Aluminum forged wheel
Front-wheel rim size
3.50" x 17"
Front tire designation
120/70 ZR 17
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Technical data
Brakes
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Rear wheel
Rear wheel design
Aluminum forged wheel
Rear-wheel rim size
6.0" x 17"
Rear tire designation
200/55 ZR 17
Technical data
Tire inflation pressure
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Tire pressure, front
36.3 psi (2.5 bar), with tire cold
Tire pressure, rear
42.1 psi (2.9 bar), with tire cold
Electrical system
Fuses
Nominal current of fuse 1 (Instrument cluster)
10 A
Nominal current of fuse 2 (Cutoff relay, diagnosis
plug)
4A
Nominal current of fuse 3 (Fan)
7.5 A
Nominal current of fuse 4 (Low-beam headlight,
load relief relay)
7.5 A
Nominal current of fuse 5 (High-beam headlight)
7.5 A
Nominal current of fuse 6 (Horn)
7.5 A
Nominal current of fuse 7 (Ignition switch)
4A
Nominal current of fuse 8 (Sensor group)
4A
Main fuse
40 A
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Battery design
AGM (Absorptive Glass Mat) battery.
Battery voltage
12 V
Battery capacity
with anti-theft
7 Ah
alarm OE
10 Ah
Spark plugs
Spark plugs, manufacturer and designation
NGK LMAR9D-J
Electrode gap of spark plug
0.03 in (0.8 mm)
Bulbs
Bulb for high-beam headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulbs for low-beam headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulb for parking light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Bulb for taillight/brake light
LED / 12 V
Technical data
Battery
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Maximum number of defective LEDs in taillight
1
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
Bulb for license-plate light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Frame
Frame design
Aluminum composite bridge frame, load-sharing
engine
Location of type plate
Right steering head
Location of the vehicle identification number
Right steering head
Dimensions
Motorcycle length
80.9 in (2056 mm)
Motorcycle height
44.1 in (1120 mm), Across windshield at DIN unladen weight
Motorcycle width
32.5 in (826 mm), Across mirrors
Driver's seat height
32.3 in (820 mm), without driver
Rider's inside-leg arc, heel to heel
71.3 in (1810 mm), without driver
Unladen weight
439 lbs (199 kg), DIN unladen weight, ready for
road, 90 % full tank of gas, without OE
Permissible gross weight
893 lbs (405 kg)
Maximum payload
454 lbs (206 kg)
Performance data
Top speed
>124 mph (>200 km/h)
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Technical data
Weights
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Service
Reporting safety defects . . . . . . . . . . . 176
BMW Motorrad Service . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
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Maintenance procedures . . . . . . . . . . 177
Confirmation of maintenance
work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Confirmation of service . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Service
BMW Motorrad Mobility
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
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Reporting safety defects
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause
injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying BMW of North America, LLC.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a
safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign.
However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your
retailer, or BMW of North America, LLC.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-3274236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain
other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
With its worldwide dealer network, BMW Motorrad can attend
to you and your motorcycle in
over 100 countries around the
globe. BMW Motorrad retailers
have the technical information
and expertise needed to conduct
reliable service and repairs covering every aspect of your BMW.
You can find the nearest authorized BMW Motorrad retailer
by visiting our Internet site at
"www.bmw-motorrad.com".
If this maintenance and repair work is performed inexpertly, there is a danger of damage and associated safety risks.
BMW Motorrad recommends
having corresponding work on
your motorcycle carried out by a
specialized workshop, preferably
by an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
To ensure that your BMW consistently remains in optimal condition BMW Motorrad urges you
to observe the recommended
service intervals.
Have all maintenance and repair
work confirmed in the "Service"
chapter in this manual. For generous treatment of claims submitted after the warranty period
has expired (goodwill), evidence
of regular maintenance is essential.
You can obtain information on
the contents of the BMW Services from your BMW Motorrad
retailer.
BMW Motorrad Mobility
Services
The BMW Motorrad Mobility Services furnish you and your new
BMW motorcycle with extra security by offering a wide array of
assistance services in the event
of a breakdown (BMW Roadside
Assistance, breakdown assistance, vehicle recovery and retrieval, etc.).
Contact your authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer for additional
information on available mobilitymaintenance services.
Maintenance
procedures
BMW Pre-Delivery Check
The BMW pre-delivery check is
carried out by your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer before it
turns over the vehicle to you.
BMW Running-in Check
The BMW running-in check
must be carried out between
300 mls (500 km) and 750 mls
(1200 km).
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BMW Service
BMW Service is carried out once
a year. The scope of the services performed may be dependent on the vehicle owner
and the mileage driven. Your
BMW Motorrad retailer confirms
that the service has been performed and enters the date for
the next service.
For riders who drive long distances annually, it may be necessary to come in for service before
the entered date. In this case a
corresponding maximum odometer reading will also be entered in
the confirmation of service. If this
odometer reading is reached before the next service date, service
must be performed sooner.
The service display in the multifunction display reminds you of
the next service date approx. one
month or 621 miles (1,000 km)
before the entered values.
The specified service intervals
apply to street operation. For
racing operation, adjust the intervals in accordance with loading.
BMW Pre-Delivery
Check
BMW Running-in
Check
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
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Confirmation of maintenance work
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Service
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BMW Service
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
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BMW Service
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BMW Service
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
12
183
Service
BMW Service
z
12
184
Confirmation of service
The table is intended as proof of maintenance and repair work, the installed optional accessories and any
special campaign (recall) work carried out.
Service
Work carried out
z
Odometer
reading
Date
Odometer
reading
Date
12
185
Service
Work carried out
z
13
Index
186
z
A
Abbreviations and symbols, 6
ABS
Control, 14
Operating, 40
Self-diagnosis, 61
Technology in detail, 110
Warning indicators, 29
Accessories
General instructions, 116
Anti-theft alarm
Indicator lamp, 17
Warning indicators, 31
B
Battery
Charging, 154
Connecting to vehicle, 154
Disconnecting from
vehicle, 153
Installing, 154
Maintenance instructions, 152
Position on vehicle, 16
Removing, 154
Technical data, 171
Brake fluid
Checking fluid level at rear, 127
Checking front fluid level, 126
Front reservoir, 13
Rear reservoir, 13
Brake pads
Checking front, 125
Checking rear, 126
Running in, 62
Brakes
Adjusting handlebar lever, 45
Checking operation, 124
Safety instructions, 65
Technical data, 169
Bulbs
Replacing high-beam bulb, 144
Replacing low-beam bulb, 144
Replacing parking light
bulb, 146, 147
Replacing tail light, 149
Replacing turn indicator
bulbs, 148
Technical data, 171
Warning for bulb failure, 28
C
Chain
Adjusting tension, 134
Checking tension, 133
Checking wear, 134
Lubricating, 133
Checklist, 59
Clock
Adjusting, 35
Clutch
Adjusting handlebar lever, 45
Adjusting play, 132
Checking operation, 131
Checking play, 131
Technical data, 167
Confirmation of maintenance
work, 179
Coolant
Checking level, 128
Fill level indicator, 13
Overheating warning
indicator, 27
Topping up, 129
Currentness of this manual, 7
E
Electrical system
Technical data, 170
Emergency ON/OFF switch
Operating, 39
Position on vehicle, 15
Engine
Starting, 59
Technical data, 165
Warning for electronic engine
management, 27
Engine oil
Checking level, 123
Fill level indicator, 11
Fill location, 13
Technical data, 166
Topping up, 124
Equipment, 7
F
Fall sensor
Warning indicators, 29
Frame
Technical data, 172
Front wheel stand
Mounting, 142
Fuel
Refueling, 66
Technical data, 166
Fuel reserve
Cruising range, 23
Warning indicator, 27
Fuses
Position on vehicle, 16
Replacing, 150
Technical data, 170
H
Hazard warning flashers
Control, 14
Operating, 38
Headlight
Adjusting for RHD/LHD
traffic, 51
Headlight range, 51
Heated grips
Control, 15
Operating, 39
Helmet holder
Position on vehicle, 16
Securing helmet, 54
Horn, 14
I
Ignition
Switching off, 34
Switching on, 34
13
187
Index
D
Damping
Adjusting, 93
Dimensions
Technical data, 172
Driving mode
Adjusting, 42
Driving mode control, 15
Technology in detail, 108
DTC
Adjusting control, 92
Control, 14
Operating, 41
Self-diagnosis, 61
Technology in detail, 112
Warning indicators, 30
z
13
Index
188
z
Immobilizer, 34
Warning indicator, 27
Indicator lights, 17
Overview, 21
Instrument cluster
Ambient light sensor, 17
Overview, 17
J
Jump-starting, 151
K
Keys, 34
L
Launchcontrol, 98
License-plate carrier
Removing/installing, 100
Lights
Control, 14
Headlight low beam, 37
Operating headlight flasher, 37
Operating high-beam
headlight, 37
Operating parking light, 38
Parking lights, 37
Luggage
Loading information, 58
Luggage loops
Position on vehicle, 16
Use, 55
M
Maintenance
General instructions, 122
Maintenance intervals, 177
Mirrors
Adjusting, 48
Removing/installing, 100
Mobility Services, 177
Motorcycle
Care, 157
Cleaning, 157
Lashing down with straps, 67
Parking, 66
Returning to use, 160
Storing, 160
Multifunction display, 17
Control, 14
Overview, 20
Selecting display mode, 70
Using INFO mode, 77
Using LAPTIMER mode, 72
Using SETUP mode, 82
Multifunction switch
General view, left, 14
General view, right, 15
O
Odometer and tripmeters
Operating, 36
Onboard toolkit
Contents, 122
Position on vehicle, 16
Overview of warning
indicators, 24
Overviews
Instrument cluster, 17
Left side of vehicle, 11
Left-hand multifunction
switch, 14
Multifunction display, 20
Right side of vehicle, 13
Right-hand multifunction
switch, 15
P
Pre-ride check, 60
R
Rear-wheel drive
Technical data, 168
Rear-wheel stand
Mounting, 143
Refueling, 66
Rider's Manual (US Model)
Position on vehicle, 16
Running gear
Technical data, 168
Running in, 62
S
Safety instructions
On braking, 65
On riding, 58
Seats
Installing, 51
Locking mechanism, 11
Removing, 51
Service, 177
Reporting safety defects, 176
Service display, 22
Shift lever
Adjusting shift lever, 47
Shifting gear
Gearshift assistant, 63
Shiftpoint lamp, 17, 63
Spark plugs, 171
Speed warning
Adjusting, 36
Speedometer, 20
Spring preload
Adjusting, 48
Front adjustment element, 13
Rear adjuster, 13
Starting, 59
Control, 15
Steering damper, 64
Position on vehicle, 13
Steering lock
Locking, 34
Storing, 160
Switching off, 66
T
Tachometer, 17
Technical data
Battery, 171
Brakes, 169
Bulbs, 171
Clutch, 167
Dimensions, 172
Electrical system, 170
Engine, 165
Engine oil, 166
Frame, 172
Fuel, 166
Fuses, 170
Rear-wheel drive, 168
Spark plugs, 171
Standards, 7
Suspension, 168
Transmission, 167
13
189
Index
Underneath seat, 16
Warning and indicator
lamps, 21
z
13
Index
190
z
Weights, 173
Wheels and tires, 169
Tires
Checking tire inflation
pressures, 50
Checking tire tread depth, 133
Inflation pressure table, 11
Inflation pressures, 170
Recommendation, 135
Running in, 62
Technical data, 169
Torques, 163
Transmission
Technical data, 167
Troubleshooting chart, 162
Turn indicators
Control, 14
Operating, 38
Removing/installing, 104
Type plate
Position on vehicle, 13
V
Vehicle identification number
Position on vehicle, 13
W
Warning indicators
ABS, 29
Anti-theft alarm system, 31
Bulb defective, 28
Display, 23
DTC, 30
Electronic engine
management, 27
Fall sensor, 29
Fuel reserve, 27
Immobilizer, 27
Overheating, 27
Warning lamps, 17
Overview, 21
Weights
Payload table, 11
Technical data, 173
Wheels
Check wheel rims, 133
Installing front wheel, 137
Installing rear wheel, 140
Remove rear wheel, 138
Removing front wheel, 135
Size change, 135
Technical data, 169
The descriptions and illustrations
in this manual may vary from
your own motorcycle's actual
equipment, depending upon its
equipment level and accessories
as well as your specific national
version. No claims stemming
from these differences can be
recognized.
Dimensions, weights, fuel consumption and performance data
are quoted to the customary tolerances.
The right to modify designs,
equipment and accessories is
reserved.
Errors and omissions excepted.
©2013 Bayerische Motoren
Werke Aktiengesellschaft
80788 Munich, Germany
Reprints and duplication of this
work, in whole or part, are prohibited without the express written approval of BMW Motorrad,
Aftersales.
Original Rider's Manual, printed in
Germany.
Important data for refueling:
Fuel
Recommended fuel quality
Super unleaded, (max. 10 % ethanol, E10)
89 AKI (95 ROZ/RON)
89 AKI
Usable fuel quantity
Approx. 4.6 gal (Approx. 17.5 l)
Reserve fuel quantity
Approx. 1.1 gal (Approx. 4 l)
Tire inflation pressure
Tire pressure, front
36.3 psi (2.5 bar), with tire cold
Tire pressure, rear
42.1 psi (2.9 bar), with tire cold
BMW recommends
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