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Rider's Manual (US Model)
K 1200 GT
BMW Motorrad
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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 traffic situations.
Please read this Rider's Manual carefully before starting
to use your new BMW motorcycle. It contains important
information on how to operate the controls and how to
make the best possible use
of all your BMW's technical
features.
In addition, it contains information on maintenance and
care to help you maintain your
motorcycle's reliability and
safety, as well as its value.
If you have questions concerning your motorcycle, your
authorized BMW Motorrad retailer will gladly provide advice
and assistance.
We wish you many miles of
safe and enjoyable riding
BMW Motorrad.
Table of Contents
You can also use the index at
the end of this Rider's Manual
to find a specific topic.
1 General instructions . . . 5
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and
symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Currentness of this
manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2 Overviews . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General view, left side . . .
General view, right
side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Underneath seat . . . . . . . . .
Left handlebar fitting . . . . .
Handlebar fitting, right . . .
Instrument cluster . . . . . . .
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9
11
13
15
16
17
18
19
3 Status indicators . . . . .
Multifunction display . . . . .
Warning and indicator
lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ABS warning light . . . . . . .
Indicator light,
cruise-control
systemOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Function indicators . . . . . .
General warning
indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning indicators of Tire
Pressure Control
TPCOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ABS warning
indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ASC warning
indicatorsOE . . . . . . . . . . . . .
21
22
23
23
23
23
24
32
36
38
4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition switch and
steering lock . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic immobilizer . . . .
Hazard warning
flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Odometer and
tripmeters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multifunction display . . . . .
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressure Control
TPCOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Residual range . . . . . . . . . .
Onboard computerOE . . . .
Cruise controlOE . . . . . . . . .
Emergency ON/OFF
switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated hand gripsOE . . . . .
Seat heatingOE . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handlebars . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
41
43
44
45
46
47
47
48
49
49
52
55
56
56
58
58
59
59
60
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . .
Storage compartment . . . .
Automatic Stability Control
ASCOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front and rear seats . . . . .
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . .
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . .
Shock absorbers . . . . . . . .
Electronic suspension
adjustment ESAOE . . . . . . .
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5 Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety instructions . . . . . . .
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking your
motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressure Control
TPCOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General brake system . . . .
61
63
63
64
67
68
68
68
69
71
72
75
76
78
78
81
82
83
84
85
Brake system with BMW
Motorrad Integral ABS . . . 86
Engine management with
BMW Motorrad ASCOE . . . 89
6 Accessories . . . . . . . . . .
General instructions . . . . .
Onboard socket . . . . . . . . .
Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TopcaseOA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
91
92
92
93
93
96
7 Maintenance . . . . . . . . .
General instructions . . . .
Toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General brake
system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front wheel stand . . . . . .
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . .
99
100
100
101
103
103
105
107
107
108
108
115
117
124
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
8 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Care products . . . . . . . . . .
Washing your
motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning sensitive
motorcycle parts . . . . . . .
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protective wax
coating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storing motorcycle . . . . .
Returning motorcycle to
use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9 Technical data . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting
chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Threaded fasteners . . . . .
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riding specifications . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . .
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . .
131
132
132
133
134
134
134
134
137
138
139
140
143
143
143
145
145
146
146
Electrical system . . . . . . .
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . .
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
147
149
149
150
10 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad Service
Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorcycle Service
Card - breakdown
service on the road . . . . .
BMW Motorrad Service
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance work . . . . . .
Maintenance
schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of
maintenance work . . . . . .
Confirmation of
service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
151
152
152
153
153
153
154
155
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General instructions
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . 6
1
5
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Currentness of this manual . . . . . . . 7
General instructions
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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Overview
Chapter 2 of this Rider's Manual will provide you with an
initial overview of your motorcycle. All maintenance and
repair work carried out on
your motorcycle will be documented in Chapter 10. Proof
of the maintenance work performed is a prerequisite for
generous treatment of claims.
Should you want to sell your
BMW one day, please also remember to turn over the Rider's Manual to the new owner;
it is an important part of your
motorcycle.
Abbreviations and
symbols
Indicates warnings you
should always observe
to ensure your own safety,
the safety of others and to
Technical data.
protect your motorcycle from
damage.
Special information on
operating and inspecting
your motorcycle as well as
maintenance and adjustment
procedures.
Indicates the end of a
note.
Instruction to take action.
Results of an action.
Reference to a page
with additional information.
Indicates the end
of accessory or
equipment-dependent
information.
Tightening torque.
OE
Optional equipment
BMW equipment available only as a factory
installed option.
OA
Optional accessories
BMW optional accessories can be purchased and installed
at your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
EWS Electronic immobilizer.
ESA Electronic Suspension
Adjustment
Electronic suspension
adjustment.
DWA Anti-theft alarm.
TPC Tire Pressure Control.
ASC Automatic Stability
Control.
Equipment
When you ordered your BMW
motorcycle, you chose various items of custom equipment. This Rider's Manual
describes optional equipment
(OE) offered by BMW and selected optional accessories
(OA). This explains why the
manual may also contain descriptions of equipment which
you have not ordered. Please
note, too, that your motorcycle might not be exactly as
illustrated in this manual on
account of country-specific
differences.
If your BMW is equipped with
options or accessories not
described in this Rider's Manual, then this equipment is
described in a separate operating manual.
Technical data
All dimensions, weights and
performance specifications
in the Rider's Manual refer to
the standards of the Deutsche
Institut für Normung e.V. (DIN)
and comply with its tolerance
specifications. Versions for
individual countries may differ.
Currentness of this
manual
The high safety and quality
standards of BMW motorcycles are maintained by constant development work on
designs, equipment and accessories. Because of this,
your motorcycle may differ
from the information supplied
in the Rider's Manual. Nor
can errors and omissions be
entirely ruled out. We hope
you will appreciate that no
claims can be entertained on
the basis of the data, illustrations or descriptions in this
manual.
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7
General instructions
ABS Anti-Lock Brake System.
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General instructions
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General view, left side . . . . . . . . .
11
General view, right side . . . . . . . .
13
Underneath seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
15
Left handlebar fitting . . . . . . . . . . .
16
Handlebar fitting, right . . . . . . . . .
17
Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . .
18
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
19
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Overviews
Overviews
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Overviews
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2
3
4
5
6
Electrically adjustable
windshield ( 68)
Battery compartment
( 128)
Seat lock ( 64)
Adjuster, spring preload,
rear ( 69)
Adjusting rear damping
( 70)
Onboard socket ( 92)
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Overviews
General view, left side
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Overviews
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2
1
13
2
3
4
5
6
Fill location for fuel
( 83)
Adjustable handlebars
( 59)
Brake-fluid reservoir,
front ( 105)
Headlight adjustment
(vertical), beneath instrument panel ( 61)
Storage compartment
( 63)
Vehicle Identification
Number
Overviews
General view, right
side
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Overviews
2
14
1
2
3
4
5
6
Seat heater adjustment
( 65)
Engine-oil fill location
and oil dipstick ( 101)
( 103)
Brake-fluid reservoir, rear
( 106)
Helmet holder ( 67)
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Toolkit ( 100)
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Overviews
Underneath seat
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Left handlebar fitting
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Overviews
2
3
4
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6
7
Switch for cruise-control
systemOE ( 52)
ESA buttonOE ( 71)
ASC buttonOE ( 63)
Windshield button
( 68)
Pushbutton, horn
Left turn indicator button
( 61), Hazard warning
flashers button ( 45)
Switch, high-beam headlight and headlight flasher ( 60)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Onboard computer buttonOE ( 49)
Emergency ON/OFF
switch ( 55)
Pushbutton, starter
( 78)
Heated hand grips
switchOE ( 56)
Right turn indicator
button ( 62), Hazard
warning flashers button
( 45)
Turn indicators off button
( 62), Hazard warning flashers off button
( 46)
Switch for driver's seat
heatingOE ( 56)
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Overviews
Handlebar fitting, right
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Overviews
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Instrument cluster
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Speedometer
Warning and indicator
lights ( 23)
Multifunction display
Tachometer
Anti-theft alarm indicator
light (OE)
Adjustment of clock
( 47), Display dimming
( 47)
Control, odometer
( 46)
Sensor for lighting of instrument panel
The instrument-cluster
lighting has automatic
day and night switchover.
1
2
3
Side lights
Low-beam headlight
High-beam headlight
2
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Overviews
Headlight
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Overviews
2
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Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . .
22
Warning and indicator lights . . .
23
ABS warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . .
23
Indicator light, cruise-control
systemOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
23
Function indicators . . . . . . . . . . . .
23
General warning indicators. . . . .
24
Warning indicators of Tire
Pressure Control TPCOE . . . . . . .
32
ABS warning indicators . . . . . . . .
36
ASC warning indicatorsOE . . . . .
38
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Status indicators
Status indicators
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Multifunction display
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Status indicators
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5
6
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Fuel gauge ( 23)
Onboard computer displayOE ( 49), TPC displayOE ( 48)
Area for warning symbols
( 24)
Gear indicator ( 23)
Coolant temperature display ( 23)
Trip meter ( 46), TPC
display (motorcycles
without onboard
computer)OE ( 48)
Clock ( 47), Display
area for seat heaterOE
( 56), Display area for
display dimming ( 47),
Display area for ESAOE
( 71)
Odometer and tripmeters
( 46)
ABS warning light
Function indicators
In some countries a different
display of the ABS warning
light is possible.
Fuel capacity
Possible countrydependent versions.
Indicator light, cruisecontrol systemOE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Indicator light, left turn
indicator
Indicator light, high-beam
headlight
Indicator light, neutral
ABS warning light
Indicator light, right turn
indicator
ASC warning and indicator light (OE)
Warning light, general
Brake-pad wear indicator
The vertical bar under
the gas pump symbol
indicates the remaining fuel
quantity.
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Gear
Engaged gear is indicated.
If no gear is engaged, the
gear indicator displays N and
the 'neutral' indicator light
lights up.
Coolant temperature
The vertical bar under
the temperature symbol
shows the coolant temperature level.
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Indicator light, cruisecontrol system
3
Status indicators
Warning and indicator
lights
ASC intervention (OE)
ASC warning light flashes rapidly.
The ASC has detected insta-
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bility at the rear wheel and
has reduced the torque. The
warning light flashes one second longer than the ASC intervention lasts. As a result,
the driver is provided with optical feedback on the regulation carried out even after the
critical driving situation.
General warning
indicators
Display
General warnings are displayed by means of warning
lights or texts and symbols
in the multifunction display.
In some cases, an additional general warning light lights
up in red or yellow. If several
warnings are active, all corresponding warning lights and
symbols are displayed.
Lights up in yellow
EWS! warning
3
Meaning
appears
Electronic immobilizer is active
( 27)
Lights up in yellow
Flashes
Fuel down to reserve (
Lights up in red
Temperature display flashes
Coolant temperature too high
( 27)
Lights up in yellow
Appears
Engine electronics (
Flashes in red
Appears
Engine oil pressure insufficient
( 28)
Displayed with
Engine oil level too low (
27)
28)
29)
Oil warning
Lights up in red
Appears
Lights up
Lights up in yellow
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Battery charge current insufficient
( 29)
Brake-pad wear limit reached
( 30)
Appears
Rear bulb defective (
30)
Appears
Front bulb defective (
30)
Status indicators
Overview of warning indicators
Display
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Status indicators
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Display
Lights up in yellow
Lights up in yellow
Meaning
Appears
Bulbs defective (
Flashes with temperature display
Ice warning (
Is displayed with
note DWA
Anti-theft alarm battery (OE) weak
( 31)
Is displayed with
note DWA
Anti-theft alarm battery (OE) dead
( 31)
30)
31)
EWS! warning appears.
The key being used is not authorized for starting, or communication between the key
and engine electronics is disrupted.
Remove other ignition keys
located on the ignition key.
Use the reserve key.
Have the defective key replaced, preferably by an
authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Fuel down to reserve
General warning light
lights up in yellow.
Fuel reserve symbol
flashes.
A fuel shortage can lead
to misfiring and to the
engine dying unexpectedly.
Misfiring can damage the catalytic converter, and the engine dying unexpected can
lead to accidents.
Do not drive until the fuel tank
is completely empty.
The probable operating
range is indicated.
At the most, the fuel tank
still contains the reserve fuel
quantity.
Reserve fuel quantity
1.1 gal (4 l)
Refueling (
83)
Coolant temperature too
high
General warning light
lights up in red.
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Temperature display
flashes.
Continued driving with
an overheated engine
can result in engine damage.
Be sure to observe the measures listed below.
The coolant temperature is
too high.
If possible, continue driving in the part-load range to
cool down the engine.
In traffic jams, switch off the
engine, but keep the ignition switched on so that the
radiator fan continues to operate.
Should the coolant temperature frequently be too
high, have the fault recti-
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Electronic immobilizer is
active
General warning light
lights up in yellow.
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fied as quickly as possible
by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Engine electronics
General warning light
lights up in yellow.
Engine electronics symbol is displayed.
The engine is in the
emergency operating
mode. Only reduced
engine performance may be
available, which can lead to
danger driving situations,
especially during passing
maneuvers.
Adapt your driving style to
the possibly reduced engine
performance.
The engine-electronics 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 performance
may not be available.
Have the malfunction corrected as soon as possible
by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Engine oil pressure
insufficient
General warning light
flashes in red.
Engine oil pressure symbol is displayed.
The oil pressure in the lubricating oil circuit is too low.
If the warning light lights up,
stop immediately and switch
off the engine.
The warning on insufficient engine oil pressure is no substitute for the
function of an oil-level indicator.The correct engine oil level
can only be checked on the
oil level indicator.
The cause of the warning on
insufficient engine oil pressure
can be an insufficient engine
oil level.
Checking engine oil level
( 101)
If oil level is too low:
Topping up engine oil
( 103)
If the warning on insufficient
engine oil pressure appears
despite a correct engine oil
level:
In addition to an insufficient engine oil level,
other problems in the engine
can lead to the warning on insufficient engine oil pressure.
Do not continue driving.
Have the malfunction corrected as soon as possible
by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Engine oil level too low
Displayed with Oil
warning.
The electronic oil level sensor
has detected a low engine oil
level.
The exact engine oil level can
only be determined by conducting a check with the oil
dipstick. During the next refueling stop:
Checking engine oil level
( 101)
If oil level is too low:
Topping up engine oil
( 103)
If "Check oil level" appears in
the display, although a correct oil level has been measured with the oil dipstick, the
oil level sensor may be defective.
Contact a specialized workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Battery charge current
insufficient
General warning light
lights up in red.
Battery charge current
symbol is displayed.
A discharged battery can
result in the engine cutting out unexpectedly, causing a hazardous situation.
Have faults eliminated as
soon as possible.
If the battery is no longer
charged, continued
driving can lead to deep
discharging, and therefore to
the destruction of the battery.
If possible, do not continue
driving.
The battery is not being
charged.
Continued driving is possible until the battery is discharged. However, the engine can die suddenly and
the battery can be exhaustively discharged and therefore destroyed.
Have the malfunction corrected as soon as possible
by a specialized workshop,
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Continuing to ride in these
cases can cause engine damage.
If this warning appears, do
not continue to ride even
though the engine oil level
might be correct.
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preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
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Brake-pad wear limit
reached
Warning light for brake
pad wear lights up
Status indicators
The electrical brake-pad wear
detector has detected worn
brake pads on the front or
rear brake.
Checking front brake pad
thickness ( 103)
Checking brake pad thickness at rear ( 104)
Have the worn brake pads
replaced by a specialized
workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
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Rear bulb defective
General warning light
lights up in yellow.
Defective bulb symbol
with arrow pointing to
the rear is displayed.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because it is easier for other
users to oversee you and
your motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a complete set of spare
bulbs if possible.
Rear light or brake light bulb
defective.
Replacing brake light, tail
light and rear turn indicator
bulbs ( 121)
Front bulb defective
Defective bulb symbol
with arrow pointing to
the front is displayed.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because it is easier for other
users to oversee you and
your motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a complete set of spare
bulbs if possible.
Low-beam headlight, highbeam headlight, parking light
or turn signal bulb defective.
Replacing low-beam and
high-beam bulb ( 117)
Replacing parking-light
bulbs ( 120)
Replacing front turn indicator bulbs ( 123)
Bulbs defective
General warning light
lights up in yellow.
Defective bulb symbol
with two arrows is displayed.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because it is easier for other
A combination of several bulb
defects is present.
See the fault descriptions
above.
Ice warning
The ice warning symbol
flashes with the temperature display.
The air temperature measured
at the motorcycle is lower
than 37 °F (3 °C).
The ice warning does
not mean that there is
no risk of black ice forming
at measured temperatures
above 3 °C.
Always take extra care and
think well ahead when tem-
peratures are low; remember
that the danger of black ice
is particularly high on bridges
and where the road is in the
shade.
Think well ahead when driving.
Anti-theft alarm battery (OE)
weak
Battery symbol with note
DWA is displayed.
This error message is
only displayed for a short
time following the pre-ride
check.
The anti-theft alarm battery
no longer has its full capacity.
The operation of the anti-theft
alarm is only ensured for a
limited time with the motorcycle battery disconnected.
Contact a specialized workshop, preferably an autho-
rized BMW Motorrad retailer.
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Anti-theft alarm battery (OE)
dead
General warning light
lights up in yellow.
31
Battery symbol with note
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users to oversee you and
your motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a complete set of spare
bulbs if possible.
DWA is displayed.
The anti-theft alarm battery
has no capacity. The operation of the anti-theft alarm is
no longer ensured with the
motorcycle battery disconnected.
Contact a specialized workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
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Warning indicators of
Tire Pressure Control
TPCOE
the determined tire pressure
is outside the permissible tolerance, the general warning
light flashes in red.
Display of TPC warning
indicators
On motorcycles without an onboard computer, this display appears in the
area of the odometer.
In the upper display line,
the air pressure of the front
wheel 3 and the air pressure
of the rear wheel 2 are shown
with the warning symbol 1.
The critical air pressure
flashes.
If the critical value is at the
limit of the permissible tolerance, the general warning
light also lights up in yellow. If
3
Meaning
Lights up in yellow
The critical air
pressure flashes
Tire pressure in limit area of permissible tolerance ( 34)
Flashes in red
The critical air
pressure flashes
Tire pressure outside permissible
tolerance ( 34)
-- or -- --
Transmission error (
Is displayed with
Sensor defective or system fault
( 35)
Lights up in yellow
-- or -- --
Lights up in yellow
TPC note
Is displayed with
34)
Battery of tire pressure sensor weak
( 35)
33
Status indicators
Overview of warning indicators
Display
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3
34
Tire pressure in limit area of
permissible tolerance
General warning light
lights up in yellow.
Status indicators
The critical air pressure
flashes.
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The measured tire pressure is
in the limit area of the permissible tolerance.
Correct tire pressure in accordance with instructions
on back of cover of Rider's
Manual.
The pressure values on
the back of the cover refer to a tire air temperature of
68 °F (20 °C). To also adapt
the air pressure at other tire
temperatures, proceed as follows:
Calculate the difference between the nominal value according to the Rider's Manual
and the value determine by
the TPC system. Change the
air pressure in the tire by this
difference using an air pressure tester at a filling station.
Tire pressure outside
permissible tolerance
General warning light
flashes in red.
The critical air pressure
flashes.
The measured tire pressure is
outside the permissible tolerance.
Check tire for damage and
drivability.
Is it still possible to drive with
tire:
Incorrect tire pressure
result in poorer handling
of the motorcycle.
Always adapt your driving
style to the incorrect tire
pressure.
Correct tire pressure at next
opportunity.
Have the tire checked for
damage by a specialized
workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
If you are unsure about the
drivability of the tire:
Do not continue driving.
Inform roadside service.
Have the tire checked for
damage by a specialized
workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Transmission error
-- or -- --.
The motorcycle's speed has
not exceeded the threshold of
approx. 20 mph (30 km/h).
The TPC sensors do not
transmit their signal until a
speed above this threshold is
reached ( 84).
There is a fault in the radio
connection to the TPC sensors. Possible causes are radio systems in the surrounding area, which interfere with
the connection between the
TPC control unit and the sensors.
Watch the TPC display in
another environment. A
permanent fault has not
occurred until the general
warning light also lights up.
In this case:
Have the fault eliminated
by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Sensor defective or system
fault
General warning light
lights up in yellow.
Is displayed with
-- or
-- --.
Tires without installed TPC
sensors are mounted.
Retrofit wheel set with TPC
sensors.
One or two TPC sensors have
failed.
Have the fault eliminated
by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
A system fault has occurred.
Have the fault eliminated
by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Battery of tire pressure
sensor weak
General warning light
lights up in yellow.
Is displayed with
note.
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TPC
This error message is
only displayed for a short
time following the pre-ride
check.
The battery of the tire pressure sensor no longer has its
full capacity. The operation of
the tire pressure control is only ensured for a limited time.
Contact a specialized workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Status indicators
Watch TPC display at higher
speed. A permanent fault
has not occurred until the
general warning light also
lights up. In this case:
Have the fault eliminated
by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
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ABS warning
indicators
36
Display
ABS warnings are indicated by the ABS warning light. The warning light
can light up continuously or
flash.
In some countries an alternative display of the ABS warning light is possible.
Status indicators
3
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Possible countrydependent versions.
3
Meaning
Flashes
Self-diagnosis not completed
( 38)
Lights up
ABS error (
37
38)
Status indicators
Overview of warning indicators
Display
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3
Status indicators
38
z
Self-diagnosis not
completed
ABS warning light flashes.
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 error
ABS warning light lights
up.
The ABS control unit has detected an error. The ABS
function is not available.
Continue driving is possible.
It must be noted that the
ABS function is not available. Observe additional
information on situations
which can lead to an ABS
error ( 88).
Have the malfunction corrected as soon as possible
by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
ASC warning
indicatorsOE
Display
ASC warnings are indicated by the ASC warning light. The ASC warning
light can light up continuously
or flash.
3
Meaning
Flashes slowly
Self-diagnosis not completed
( 40)
Lights up
ASC error (
Lights up
ASC deactivated (
39
40)
40)
Status indicators
Overview of warning indicators
Display
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3
Status indicators
40
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Self-diagnosis not
completed
ASC warning light flashes slowly.
The ASC function is not
available, because the
self-diagnosis has not been
completed. So that the
ASC self-diagnosis can
be completed, the engine
must be running and the
motorcycle must be moved at
a speed of at least 30 mph
(50 km/h).
Ride off slowly. It must be
noted that the ASC function
is not available until the selfdiagnosis has been completed.
ASC error
ASC warning light lights
up.
The ASC control unit has detected an error. The ASC
function is not available.
Continue driving is possible.
It must be noted that the
ASC function is not available. Observe additional
information on situations
which can lead to an ASC
error ( 90).
Have the malfunction corrected as soon as possible
by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
ASC deactivated
ASC warning lamp continues to light up.
The ASC system has been
deactivated by the driver.
with OE ASC:
Activating ASC function
( 64)
Ignition switch and steering
lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
43
Electronic immobilizer . . . . . . . . .
44
Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . .
45
Odometer and tripmeters . . . . . .
46
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . .
47
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
47
Tire Pressure Control TPCOE . . .
Residual range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Onboard
computerOE
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
58
Handlebars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
59
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
59
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
60
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
61
Storage compartment . . . . . . . . .
63
48
Automatic Stability Control
ASCOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
63
49
Front and rear seats . . . . . . . . . . .
64
..........
49
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
67
Cruise controlOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
52
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
68
Emergency ON/OFF switch . . . .
55
Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
68
Heated hand gripsOE . . . . . . . . . .
56
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
68
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56
Shock absorbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
69
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
58
Electronic suspension
adjustment ESAOE . . . . . . . . . . . . .
71
Seat
heatingOE
4
41
Operation
Operation
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Operation
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Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
72
Switching on ignition
Switching off ignition
43
Keys
You receive one master key
and one spare key. If a key is
lost, please note the information on the electronic immobilizer (EWS) ( 44).
Ignition switch and steering lock, tank filler cap
lock and the seat and case
locks are all operated with the
same key. On request, the
Topcase available as and optional accessory can also be
actuated with the same key.
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Turn key to position 1.
Parking lights and all function circuits switched on.
Engine can be started.
Pre-ride check is
performed. ( 79)
ABS self-diagnosis is performed. ( 80)
with OE ASC:
Turn key to position 1.
In addition to the points
named above, the ASC selfdiagnosis is also carried
out. ( 80)
Turn key to position 2.
Light switched off.
Handlebars not locked.
Key can be removed.
Electrically powered accessories remain operational for
a limited period of time.
Battery can be recharged
via the onboard socket.
Operation
Ignition switch and
steering lock
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4
Locking handlebars
Operation
44
z
Turn handlebars to full left
or right lock position.
Turn key to position 3 while
moving handlebars slightly.
Ignition, lights and all function circuits switched off.
Handlebars locked.
Key can be removed.
Electronic immobilizer
When you prop the
motorcycle on the
side stand, the surface of
the ground will determine
whether it is better to turn the
handlebars to the left or right.
However, the motorcycle
is more stable on a level
surface with the handlebars
turned to the left than with
the handlebars turned to the
right.
On level ground, always turn
the handlebars to the left to
set the steering lock.
Theft protection
The electronic immobilizer
helps protect your BMW motorcycle from theft, and this
enhanced security is at your
disposal without any need
for you to set parameters or
activate additional systems.
The engine of a motorcycle
fitted with this electronic immobilizer can be started only
with the keys that belong to
the motorcycle. You can also have your authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer disable par-
ticular keys, for example in
the event that you lose your
keys. The engine cannot be
started with a key that has
been barred.
Electronics in key
An electronic component is
integrated into each of your
keys. The motorcycle's electronics exchange certain continuously changing signals
with the electronics in the
key; these signals are specific
to your motorcycle and they
are transmitted via the ring
antenna in the ignition lock.
The ignition is not enabled for
starting until the key has been
recognized as "authorized" for
your motorcycle.
A spare key attached
to the same ring as the
ignition key used to start the
engine could "irritate" the
electronics, in which case the
Hazard warning
flashers
Switching on hazard
warning flashers
Switch on ignition.
Replacement and extra
keys
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. If you want
to have a lost key barred, you
must bring along all other
keys that belong to the motorcycle. A key that has been
barred can subsequently be
cleared and reactivated for
use.
Press button for left turn indicator 1 and right turn indicator 2 simultaneously.
The hazard warning
flashers place a strain
on the battery. Do not use
the hazard warning flashers
for longer than absolutely
necessary.
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.
Hazard warning flashers in
operation.
Left/right turn indicator
lights flash.
Switch off ignition.
Hazard warning flashers
continue to operate.
Left/right turn indicator
lights off.
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45
Operation
enabling signal for starting is
not issued. The warning EWS
is shown in the multifunction
display.
Always store the spare key
separately from the ignition
key.
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4
Switching off hazard
warning flashers
Operation
46
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Odometer and
tripmeters
Odometer
Press tripmeter button 1
once briefly each time.
Press turn-indicator cancel
button 1.
Hazard warning flashers are
switched off.
The odometer reading appears in display field 1.
Selecting tripmeter
Switch on ignition.
When you switch on the
ignition, the information
shown by the tripmeter when
the ignition was switched off
always reappears on the multifunction display.
The following is displayed alternately in the display field of
the tripmeter:
Tripmeter 1 (Trip I)
Multifunction display
Adjusting dimming
Resetting tripmeter
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47
Clock
Switch on ignition.
Select desired tripmeter.
Setting clock
Adjusting the dimming
while driving can lead to
accidents.
Only adjust the dimming when
the motorcycle is stationary.
Press and hold trip meter button 1 until display
changes.
The tripmeter is reset to zero.
button is pressed after
maximum brightness is
reached, brightness is
reduced by one level.
Press button 1.
The level of dimming appears in display field 2.
Press button 1 again.
The display lighting
becomes brighter by one
level each time the button
is pressed. Each time the
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.
Operation
Tripmeter 2 (Trip II)
Tire pressures (OE) on motorcycles without onboard
computer
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Press and hold button 1 until display changes.
The display stops flashing.
Clock setting ended.
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Operation
48
z
Tire Pressure Control
TPCOE
Displaying tire pressures
Press and hold button 1 until display changes.
Hours reading 2 starts to
flash.
Press button 1.
The hour increments by one
each time you press the
button.
Press and hold button 1 until display changes.
Minutes reading 3 starts to
flash.
Press button 1.
The minute increments by
one each time you press the
button.
Switch on ignition.
Repeatedly press BC button 1 until the tire pressures
appear in the display.
The tire pressures are displayed as an additional value of the onboard computer.
The left-hand value indicates
the air pressure of the front
wheel, and the right-hand value the air pressure of the rear
wheel. On motorcycles without an onboard computer, the
tire pressures are displayed
alternately with the trip meters.
The determined residual range is an approximate reading. BMW Motorrad therefore recommends
that you do not try to use the
full remaining range before
refueling.
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49
Onboard computerOE
Selecting readings
The operating range 1 indicates what distance can still
be driven with the remaining
fuel. It is only displayed on
motorcycles without an onboard computer after the fuel
reserve is reached. The calculation is carried out based
on the average consumption
and the fuel level.
When refueling, fuel is not
registered until the quantity
added is approx. one gallon
(several liters).
Switch on ignition.
Press BC button 1 once in
each case.
The onboard-computer display field indicates the values
below in the following order
beginning with the current
value:
Ambient temperature
Range
Average speed
Average consumption
Oil level
Tire pressures (OE)
Operation
Residual range
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4
Ambient temperature
Operation
50
z
select some other display
mode.
Range
The determined range
is an approximate reading. BMW Motorrad therefore
recommends that you do not
try to use the full range before
refueling.
Calculation of average
speed
The display of the ambient
temperature 1 is only active
when the engine is running.
Otherwise -- is shown.
An ice warning
appears if the ambienttemperature reading drops
below 37 °F (3 °C). The
display automatically switches
from any other mode to the
temperature reading when the
temperature drops below this
threshold for the first time.
The reading flashes until you
The operating description of
the operating range ( 49)
also applies to the range display. However, the range 1
can also be displayed before
the fuel reserve is reached.
To calculate the range, a special average consumption is
used, which does not always
match the value that can be
shown on the display.
The average speed 1 is calculated based on the elapsed
time since the last "RESET".
Times during which the engine was stopped are excluded from the calculation.
Resetting average speed
Calculation of average
consumption
Resetting average
consumption
4
Repeatedly press BC button 1 until average speed
appears in display.
Press and hold BC button
until display changes ("RESET").
Display shows "--- mph".
The average consumption 1 is
calculated by dividing the distance covered since the last
"RESET" by the corresponding amount of fuel used.
Repeatedly press BC button 1 until average consumption appears in display.
Press and hold BC button
until display changes ("RESET").
Display shows "--.- mpg".
Operation
51
z
4
Oil level
Check oil level at next
refueling stop. If other
information of the onboard
computer is displayed, this
symbol is displayed next to
the BC line.
Operation
52
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Oil level is correct
The "Oil" display gives you
an indication of the engine
oil level. It can only be displayed when the motorcycle
is stopped.
The following conditions must
be met for automatic oil level
detection:
Engine idling for at least 30
seconds.
Engine at operating temperature.
Motorcycle is vertical.
The readings mean:
Cruise controlOE
Switching on cruise
control
Oil level cannot be measured (conditions as
stated above not satisfied).
The most recently measured
level is displayed for 5 seconds when you next switch
on the ignition.
If "Check oil level" appears continuously in the
display, although a correct oil
level has been measured with
the oil dipstick, the oil level
sensor may be defective. In
this case, please contact your
authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Move switch 1 to ON.
Indicator light 2 in switch
lights up in red.
Setting road speed
Step-by-step
acceleration
Stepless acceleration
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Briefly push button 3 in SET
direction
Cruise-control indicator
light lights up.
The motorcycle maintains
your current cruising speed
and the setting is saved.
Briefly push button 3 in SET
direction
Speed is increased by 1
mph (2 km/h) each time
button is pressed, and new
setting is saved.
Briefly press button 3 in SET
direction and hold.
The motorcycle accelerates
steplessly.
Release button 3.
The motorcycle maintains
your current cruising speed
and the setting is saved.
Operation
53
z
4
Step-by-step
deceleration
Stepless deceleration
Operation
54
z
Cruise control is deactivated.
Cruise-control indicator light
goes out.
Indicator light in switch remains on.
Resuming former
cruising speed
Briefly push button 3 in RES
direction.
The speed is decreased by
approx. 2 km/h each time
you push the button, and
the new setting is saved.
Briefly press button 3 in
RES direction and hold.
The motorcycle decelerates
steplessly.
Release button 3.
The motorcycle maintains
your current cruising speed
and the setting is saved.
Deactivating cruise
control
Operate brakes or clutch
or throttle twistgrip (reduce
throttle beyond basic position).
Push button 3 in RES direction.
Opening the throttle
does not deactivate
the cruise-control system. If
you release the twistgrip the
motorcycle will decelerate
only to the cruising speed
saved in memory, even
though you might have
intended slowing to a lower
speed.
Emergency ON/OFF
switch
The engine can be easily and
quickly switched off using the
emergency ON/OFF switch.
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Operation
Cruise-control indicator
light lights up.
Stored speed is resumed.
Switching off cruise
control
1
Move switch 1 to OFF.
The system is deactivated.
Button 3 is locked.
Emergency ON/OFF
switch.
Actuating the emergency ON/OFF switch while
driving can cause the rear
wheel to lock up, resulting in
a fall.
Do not operate the emergency ON/OFF switch while
riding.
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A
B
Operating position
Engine switched off.
The engine can only be
started in the operating
position.
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Heated hand gripsOE
Operation
56
z
1
drain the battery if you are
riding at low engine speeds.
If the battery is inadequately charged, the heated hand
grips are switched off to ensure starting capability.
The increase in power
consumption caused by
the heated hand grips can
Dependency on battery
charging level
Seat heating can be activated only when the engine is
running. If the battery charge
level is low, the heating is
switched off to ensure the
battery's starting capability.
Seat heating, front seat
Heated hand grips switch
The handlebar grips can be
heated at two different levels.
The heated hand grips option
can only be activated when
the engine is running. With
the OE onboard computer,
the heating output of the first
level is adapted to the outside
temperature measured by the
temperature sensor.
Seat heatingOE
2
3
4
Heating function off.
50 % heating output,
controlled in dependence
on temperature with OE
onboard computer (one
dot visible).
100 % heat output (three
dots visible).
1
Switch for seat heating,
front seat
The driver's seat can be heated at two levels.
Seat heating of
passenger seat
4
2
3
4
Heating function off.
50 % heating output
100 % heating output
2
1
Switch for seat heating,
rear seat
The passenger seat can be
heated at two levels.
3
4
Switch in middle position: Heating off.
Switch pressed toward
right: 50 % heating capacity.
Switch pressed toward
left: 100 % heating capacity.
Shown in multifunction
display
Switch on driver's or passenger heating.
Operation
57
z
Clutch
58
If the position of the
clutch fluid reservoir is
changed, air can enter the
clutch system.
Do not reposition the handlebar controls on the handlebars or the handlebars in their
mounts.
Operation
4
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Adjusting clutch lever
The following symbols are
shown in dependence on the
selected heating level:
Driver's seat 50 % heating capacity
Driver's seat 100 %
heating capacity
Passenger seat 50 %
heating capacity
Passenger seat 100 %
heating capacity
Adjusting the clutch lever
while driving can lead to
accidents.
Only adjust the clutch lever
when the motorcycle is
stationary.
Turn adjusting wheel A to
position 1:
Minimum span
Turn adjusting wheel A to
position 3:
Maximum span
Brakes
Adjusting handbrake
lever
Changing the position of
the brake-fluid reservoir
can allow air to penetrate the
brake system.
Do not reposition the handlebar controls on the handle-
Adjusting the brake lever
while driving can lead to
accidents.
Only adjust the brake lever
when the motorcycle is
stationary.
Handlebars
Adjusting handlebars
The side lights are a
strain on the battery. Do
not leave the ignition switched
on longer than absolutely
necessary.
Switching on low-beam
headlight
The low-beam headlight
switches on automatically
when you start the engine.
The handlebars 1 are heightadjustable. Consult a certified
workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer, for adjustment of the
handlebars.
Turn adjusting wheel A to
position 1:
Minimum span
Turn adjusting wheel A to
position 4:
Maximum span
Lights
Switching on side lights
The side lights switch on automatically when the ignition
is switched on.
With the engine switched
off, you can switch on
the lights by switching on the
high-beam headlight with the
ignition switched on or by operating the headlight flasher.
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59
Operation
bars or the handlebars in their
mounts.
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4
Switching on high-beam
headlight
60
switch is pressed (headlight
flasher).
Switching on parking
light
Operation
Switch off ignition.
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You can switch on the
parking lights only immediately after switching off the
ignition.
Press top part of switch 1
for high-beam headlight.
High-beam headlight is
switched on.
Move switch 1 for highbeam headlight to center
position.
High-beam headlight is
switched off.
Press bottom part of
switch 1 for high-beam
headlight.
High-beam headlight is
switched on as long as
Switching off parking
light
Switch ignition on and then
off again.
Parking light switched off.
Headlight
Adjusting headlight for
RHD/LHD traffic
Ordinary adhesive tape
damages the plastic
lens.
To prevent damage to the
plastic lens, consult a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Press and hold left turn indicator switch 1 until parking
light is switched on.
When riding in countries
where traffic drives on the opposite side of the road to that
in which the motorcycle was
registered, the asymmetrical
low headlight beam will dazzle
oncoming traffic.
Headlight range
adjustment
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61
Headlight range and
spring preload
The headlight range generally remains constant due to
the adjustment of the spring
preload to the loading state.
Spring preload adjustment
may only be insufficient when
the motorcycle is very heavily loaded. In this case, the
headlight range must be adjusted to the weight.
If you are unsure
whether the basic
headlight setting is correct,
consult a specialized
workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
A
B
1
Headlight range adjustment, below instrument
cluster
In the case of very high payloads, the available spring
preload adjustment might
not be adequate. To avoid
dazzling oncoming traffic, the
headlight adjustment can be
corrected by adjusting the
swivel lever.
Neutral position
Position with heavy payload
Turn indicators
Switching on left-hand
turn indicator
Switch on ignition.
Operation
Have the headlight adjusted
to the relevant conditions by a
specialized workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
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Switching off turn
indicator
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Operation
62
z
Press left-hand turn indicator button 1.
Press right-hand turn indicator button 2.
After driving for approx.
ten seconds or after covering a distance of approx.
650 ft (200 m), the turn indicators are automatically
switched off.
After driving for approx.
ten seconds or after covering a distance of approx.
650 ft (200 m), the turn indicators are automatically
switched off.
Left-hand turn indicator is
switched on.
Indicator light for left-hand
turn indicator flashes.
Right-hand turn indicator is
switched on.
Indicator light for right-hand
turn indicator flashes.
Switching on right-hand
turn indicator
Switch on ignition.
Press turn-indicator cancel
button 1.
Turn indicator is switched
off.
Turn indicator lights in indicator light panel are off.
Storage compartment
Opening storage
compartment
Closing storage
compartment
Automatic Stability
Control ASCOE
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Deactivating ASC
function
63
The ASC function can
also be deactivated while
driving.
Turn lock barrel 2 perpendicular to driving direction
with ignition key.
Lock of storage compartment is unlocked.
Push in lock barrel.
Lid 1 pops up.
Close lid 1 and press down.
Lock engages with an audible click.
Turn lock barrel 2 longitudinally to driving direction with
ignition key.
Lock of storage compartment is locked.
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Switch on ignition.
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Hold down ASC button 1.
ASC warning light lights
up; if self-diagnosis
is not completed, the ASC
warning light changes from
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flashing to being continuously
lit.
Release ASC button within five seconds after ASC
warning light lights up.
ASC function is deactivated.
ASC warning lamp continues to light up.
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Hold down ASC button 1.
ASC warning light goes
out; if self-diagnosis
is not completed, the ASC
warning light changes from
being continuously lit to
flashing.
Release ASC button within five seconds after ASC
warning light goes out.
ASC warning light remains
off.
If the ASC self-diagnosis is
not completed, ASC warning light continues to flash.
ASC function is activated.
As an alternative to pressing
the ASC button, the ignition can also be switched
off and then on again.
If the ASC warning light
lights up after switching the ignition off and on and
then continued driving over 5
mph (10 km/h), an ASC error
has occurred.
Front and rear seats
Removing passenger
seat
Make sure ground is level
and firm and park the motorcycle.
Turn the key 1 counterclockwise in the seat lock.
with OE Seat heating:
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Pull the seat to the rear to
release it from its holders.
Lay the seat on the cover
side on a clean surface.
Removing driver's seat
Lift the seat at the rear and
release the key.
Removing passenger seat
( 64)
Disconnect the connector 2 by pressing together
the locking tabs 3 at the top
and bottom.
with OE Seat heating:
Lift seat up to remove.
Lay the seat on the cover
side on a clean surface.
Adjusting driver's seat
Raise front seat at rear.
Disconnect the connector 2 by pressing together
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Removing passenger seat
( 64)
Removing driver's seat
( 65)
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the locking tabs 3 at the top
and bottom.
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Pull the seat height adjustment 1 into the end position.
possible at the top or bottom.
End position A: high seat
position.
End position B: low seat position.
Installing driver's seat
( 66)
Installing passenger seat
( 67)
Installing driver's seat
with OE Seat heating:
Close connector 2.
If too much pressure is
applied in the forward
direction, there is a danger
that the motorcycle will be
pushed off its stand.
Make sure that the motorcycle is steady on its stand.
Press the seat height adjustment forward as far as
Slide driver's seat forward
onto seat height adjustment. Check that the seat
is correctly seated.
Helmet holder
If too much pressure is
applied in the forward
direction, there is a danger
that the motorcycle will be
pushed off its stand.
Make sure that the motorcycle is steady on its stand.
Helmet holders under
passenger seat
with OE Seat heating:
Close connector 2.
Push passenger seat under driver's seat and press
down firmly at rear.
Seat engages with an audible click.
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Installing passenger seat
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The helmet holder 1 is located under the seat.
A motorcycle helmet with chin
strap can be attached to the
helmet holder. If cases are
mounted or if the chin strap
is too short, a steel cable can
be used to secure the helmet.
Using helmet holder
Make sure ground is level
and firm and park the motorcycle.
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Removing passenger seat
( 64)
Mirrors
Windshield
Adjusting mirrors
Adjusting windshield
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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 steel cable
available as an optional accessory.
Installing passenger seat
( 67)
Move the mirrors into the
desired position by pressing lightly on one of the corners.
Switch on ignition.
Press button 1 at top.
Windshield is raised.
Press button 1 at bottom.
Windshield is lowered.
Spring preload
Spring preload and
weight
The spring preload must be
adapted to the load of the
motorcycle. Increase spring
preload when the motorcycle
Adjusting spring preload
for rear wheel
can be pulled out and angled
down.
Make sure ground is level
and firm and park the motorcycle.
To achieve better accessibility, the handwheel
Spring-preload basic
setting
Turn handwheel as far
as possible in direction
of arrow LOW, then turn
15 clicks in direction of
arrow HIGH (Full tank of
gas, with rider 187 lbs
(85 kg))
Your motorcycle's handling will suffer if you do
not match the spring-preload
and damping-characteristic
settings.
Adjust the damping characteristic to suit the spring
preload.
Adjusting the spring
preload while the
motorcycle is being ridden
can lead to accidents.
Adjust the spring preload only when the motorcycle is
stationary.
adjustment comprises 20
turns.
Shock absorbers
To increase spring preload,
turn handwheel 1 in direction of arrow HIGH.
To decrease spring preload,
turn handwheel 1 in direction of arrow LOW.
One click corresponds
to a half turn of the
handwheel. The range of
Damping and spring
preload
The damping must be adapted to the spring preload. An
increase in spring preload requires firmer damping, a reduction in spring preload requires softer damping.
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is heavily loaded and reduce
spring preload accordingly
when the motorcycle is lightly
loaded.
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Adjusting rear shock
absorber
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Your motorcycle's handling will suffer if you do
not match the spring-preload
and damping-characteristic
settings.
Adjust the damping characteristic to suit the spring
preload.
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Make sure ground is level
and firm and park the motorcycle.
To decrease damping, turn
adjusting screw 1 in arrow
direction S.
The range of adjustment
comprises three and
a half turns of the adjusting
screw.
Adjust rear shock absorber,
using a screwdriver to turn
adjusting screw 1.
To increase damping, turn
adjusting screw 1 in arrow
direction H.
Rear-wheel damping
basic setting
Turn adjusting screw as
far as possible in direction of arrow H, then turn
one and one-half turn in
direction of arrow S (Solo mode with one person
187 lbs (85 kg))
Electronic suspension
adjustment ESAOE
in the area 1, and the spring
preload in the area 2.
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Calling up settings
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Press button 1.
Using the electronic
suspension adjustment ESA
you can conveniently adjust
your motorcycle to various
driving conditions. Three
spring preloads can be
combined with three damping
settings to optimally adapt
the motorcycle to the load
and the road surface. The
damping setting is displayed
in the multifunction display
The damping cannot be
adjusted while the motorcycle is being ridden.
Press button 1.
Current setting is displayed.
Display goes out automatically after a few seconds.
Adjusting damping
Switch on ignition.
Current setting is displayed.
Press button 1 once briefly.
Starting from the current
state, the display is in the
following order:
COMFORT comfortable
damping
NORMAL normal damping
SPORT sporty damping
If button 1 is not pressed
for a longer time, damping
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is set as indicated. During
setting procedure, display
flashes.
Adjusting spring preload
Operation
Start engine.
The spring preload cannot be adjusted while the
motorcycle is being ridden.
Starting from the current
state, the display is in the
following order:
One-up
One-up with luggage
Two-up (with luggage)
If button 1 is not pressed
for a longer time, spring
preload is set as indicated.
During setting procedure,
display flashes.
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Tires
At high road speeds, tire
valves have a tendency
to open as a result of centrifugal force.
To avoid a sudden loss of tire
pressure, use a metal valve
cap with rubber sealing ring
on the rear wheel and tighten
it securely.
Incorrect tire pressure
reduces the life of the
tires.
Ensure proper tire pressure.
Check correct tire pressure
using following data.
Front tire pressure
Checking tire pressures
Press button 1.
Current setting is displayed.
Press and hold button 1
until display changes each
time.
Incorrect tire pressures
result in poorer handling
of the motorcycle and can
lead to accidents.
Ensure proper tire pressure.
36.3 psi (2.5 bar) (Single
rider, with cold tire)
36.3 psi (2.5 bar) (Driver
with passenger and/or
load, with cold tire)
42.1 psi (2.9 bar) (Single
rider, with cold tire)
42.1 psi (2.9 bar) (Driver
with passenger and/or
load, with cold tire)
In case of insufficient tire
pressure:
Correct air pressure.
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Rear tire pressure
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Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Parking your motorcycle . . . . . . .
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Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Tire Pressure Control TPCOE . . .
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General brake system . . . . . . . . .
85
Brake system with BMW
Motorrad Integral ABS . . . . . . . . .
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Engine management with BMW
Motorrad ASCOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Do not ride without the correct clothing. Always wear:
Helmet
Rider's suit
Gloves
Boots
Correct loading
This applies even to short
journeys, and to every season
of the year. Your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer will be
glad to advise you and has
the correct clothing for every
purpose.
Overloading and uneven
loading can diminish the
riding stability of the motorcycle.
Do not exceed the gross
weight limit and observe the
loading information.
Speed
Alcohol and drugs
If you ride at high speed, always bear in mind that various boundary conditions can
adversely affect the handling
of your motorcycle:
Even small amounts of
alcohol or drugs will adversely affect your perception
and your ability to assess situations and make decisions,
and slow down your reflexes.
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Rider's equipment
Settings of the spring-strut
and shock absorber system
Imbalanced load
Loose clothing
Insufficient tire pressure
Poor tire tread
Etc.
Medication can exacerbate
these effects.
Do not ride your motorcycle after consuming alcohol,
drugs and/or medication.
Risk of poisoning
Exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, which is colorless and odorless but highly
toxic.
Inhaling exhaust fumes
therefore represents a
health hazard and can even
cause loss of consciousness
with fatal consequences.
Do not inhale exhaust fumes.
Do not run the engine in
closed rooms.
High voltage
Touching live parts of
the ignition system with
the engine running can cause
electric shock.
Risk of fire
Catalytic converter
Flammable materials
(e.g. hay, leaves, grass,
clothing and luggage, etc.)
could ignite if allowed to
come into contact with the
hot exhaust pipe.
Make sure that no highly
flammable materials can
come in contact with the hot
exhaust system.
If misfiring causes unburned
fuel to enter the catalytic converter, there is a danger of
overheating and damage.
For this reason, observe the
following points:
Do not run the fuel tank dry
Do not run the engine with
the spark-plug cap removed
Stop the engine immediately
if it misfires
Use unleaded fuel only
Comply with all specified
maintenance intervals.
Unburned fuel will destroy the catalytic converter.
Note the points listed for
protection of the catalytic
converter.
Temperatures on the exhaust
system are high.
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.
Tampering with control
unit of electronic enginemanagement system
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Modification of the
engine-electronics
control unit can lead to
damage to the motorcycle,
and therefore to accidents.
Do not modify the engineelectronics control unit.
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Do not touch parts of the ignition system when the engine
is running.
Tampering with control unit of electronic
engine-management system
can result in mechanical loads
that the motorcycle's components are not designed to
withstand. Damage caused in
this way is not covered by the
warranty.
Do not tamper with the
control unit of the electronic
engine-management
system.
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Checklist
Starting
Use the following checklist
to check important functions,
settings and wear limits before you ride off.
Brakes
Front and rear brake fluid
levels
Clutch
Clutch fluid level
Shock absorber setting and
spring preload
Tread depth and tire pressure
Firm seating of cases and
luggage
Side stand
At regular intervals:
Engine oil level (every time
you refuel)
Starting engine
You cannot start the motorcycle with the side stand extended and a gear engaged.
The engine will switch itself off
if you start it with the transmission in neutral and then
engage a gear before retracting the side stand.
Transmission
You can start the engine
when the transmission is in
neutral or if you pull the clutch
with a gear engaged. Do not
engage the clutch until after
switching on the ignition,
as otherwise the engine
cannot be started. When the
transmission is in neutral, the
green neutral indicator light
is on and the gear indicator
in the multifunction display
shows N.
Emergency ON/OFF
switch 1 in operating
position A.
Switch on ignition.
Pre-ride check is
performed. ( 79)
ABS self-diagnosis is performed. ( 80)
with OE ASC:
Switch on ignition.
Pre-ride check is
performed. ( 79)
ABS self-diagnosis is performed. ( 80)
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. ( 138)
Pre-ride check
Press starter button 1.
At extremely low temperatures it may be necessary to operate the throttle twist grip during starting.
At ambient temperatures below 32 °F (0 °C), actuate the
clutch after switching on the
ignition.
The start attempt is automatically interrupted
if battery voltage is too low.
Recharge the battery before
After the ignition is switched
on, the instrument cluster
carries out a general warning
light test. In the process, the
warning lamp first lights up in
red and then yellow to test its
function. This test, called a
"Pre-Ride Check", is indicated by the lettering CHECK!
in the display. With the OE
cruise control, the SET light
is also displayed. If the engine is started during the test,
the test is canceled.
Phase 1
General warning light
lights up in red.
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CHECK! warning appears.
Phase 2
General warning light
lights up in yellow.
CHECK! warning appears.
Cruise-control indicator
light lights up.
If the general warning light is
not shown:
If the general warning
light cannot be displayed, several malfunctions
cannot be indicated.
Watch the display of the general warning light in red and
yellow.
Have the malfunction corrected as soon as possible
by a specialized workshop,
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preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
ABS self-diagnosis
The readiness for operation
of the BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS is checked by the selfdiagnosis. Self-diagnosis is
performed automatically when
you switch on the ignition. To
check the wheel sensors, the
motorcycle must drive faster
than 3 mph (5 km/h).
Phase 1
Checking the diagnosable
system components while
stopped.
ABS warning light flashes.
Possible country-specific
version of ABS warning
light.
Phase 2
Checking the wheel sensors
while starting off.
ABS warning light flashes.
Possible country-specific
version of ABS warning
light.
ABS self-diagnosis
completed
The ABS warning light goes
out.
If an ABS fault is indicated
after the ABS self-diagnosis is
completed:
Continue driving is possible. It must be noted that
neither the ABS nor the integral function is available.
Have the malfunction corrected as soon as possible
by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
ASC self-diagnosisOE
The readiness for operation
of the BMW Motorrad ASC
is checked by the selfdiagnosis. Self-diagnosis is
performed automatically when
you switch on the ignition. So
that the ASC self-diagnosis
can be completed, the engine
must be running and the
motorcycle must drive at
a speed of at least 3 mph
(5 km/h).
Phase 1
Checking the diagnosable
system components while
stopped.
ASC warning light flashes slowly.
Phase 2
Checking the diagnosable
system components while
driving.
ASC self-diagnosis
completed
The ASC warning light goes
out.
If an ASC fault is indicated
after the ASC self-diagnosis is
completed:
Continue driving is possible.
It must be noted that the
ASC function is not available.
Have the malfunction corrected as soon as possible
by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Running in
The first 600 miles
(1,000 km)
While running in the motorcycle, vary the throttle
opening and engine-speed
range frequently.
Try to do most of your riding during this initial period
on twisting, fairly hilly roads,
avoiding high-speed main
roads and highways if possible.
Exceeding the specified
engine speeds while running in will lead to increased
engine wear.
Adhere to the specified engine run-in speeds.
Do not exceed the engine
run-in speeds.
Engine run-in speed
After 300 - 750 miles (500 1,200 km), have the first inspection performed.
Do not accelerate at full
throttle.
Avoid low engine speeds at
full load.
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Brake pads
New brake pads must "bed
down" and therefore do not
achieve their optimum friction levels during the first 300
miles (500 km). This initial reduction in braking efficiency
can be compensated for by
exerting greater pressure on
the levers.
New brake pads can extend stopping distance
by a significant margin.
Brake early.
Tires
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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
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essential if the tires are to
achieve maximum grip.
Use your left foot to extend
side stand fully.
the handlebars to the left to
set the steering lock.
New tires have not
achieved their full
adhesion yet. There is a
danger of accidents when
driving at extreme angles.
Avoid extreme angles.
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.
Turn handlebars to full left
or right lock position.
Check that motorcycle is
standing firmly.
Parking your
motorcycle
Placing on side stand
If the ground is soft or
uneven, there is no guarantee that the motorcycle will
rest firmly on the stand.
Always check that the ground
under the stand is level and
firm.
Switch off engine.
Pull handbrake lever.
Hold motorcycle upright and
balanced.
Slowly lean the motorcycle
to the side until its weight
is taken by the stand and
dismount to the left.
When you prop the
motorcycle on the
side stand, the surface of
the ground will determine
whether it is better to turn the
handlebars to the left or right.
However, the motorcycle
is more stable on a level
surface with the handlebars
turned to the left than with
the handlebars turned to the
right.
On level ground, always turn
On a grade, the motorcycle should always face
uphill; select 1st gear.
Lock steering lock.
Remove from side stand
Unlock steering lock.
Grip handlebars with both
hands from left.
Pull handbrake lever.
Swing your right leg over
the seat and lift the motorcycle to the upright position.
Hold motorcycle upright and
balanced.
An extended side stand
can catch on the ground
Sit on the motorcycle and
use your left foot to retract
the side stand.
Placing on center stand
If the ground is soft or
uneven, there is no guarantee that the motorcycle will
rest firmly on the stand.
Always check that the ground
under the stand is level and
firm.
Switch off engine.
Dismount and keep left
hand on left handlebar grip.
With your right hand, grip
rear grab handle or rear
frame.
Place right foot on extended
arm of center stand, and
press stand down until its
curved feet touch ground.
Place full weight of body on
center stand while pulling
motorcycle toward rear.
Excessive movements
could result in the center stand retracting, and the
motorcycle would topple as a
result.
Do not sit on the motorcycle
while it is resting on the center stand.
Check that motorcycle is
standing firmly.
Lock steering lock.
Pushing off center stand
Unlock steering lock.
Place left hand on left handlebar grip.
With your right hand, grip
rear grab handle or rear
frame.
Push motorcycle forward off
center stand.
Make sure that center stand
is fully retracted.
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Refueling
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 rear
wheel. This results in a danger of falling.
Do not fill the tank past the
bottom edge of the filler
neck.
Fuel attacks plastic
surfaces, making them
cloudy or unattractive.
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when the motorcycle is moving and lead to a fall.
Retract the side stand before
moving the vehicle.
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Leaded fuel will destroy
the catalytic converter.
Use only unleaded fuel.
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Make sure ground is level
and firm and park the motorcycle.
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er edge of the filler neck is
reached.
Recommended fuel
type
98 ROZ/RON (Super Plus
unleaded)
95 ROZ/RON (Super unleaded (fuel type can be
used with reduced performance and consumption))
Usable fuel quantity
6.3 gal (24 l)
Reserve fuel quantity
Open protective cap.
Open fuel tank cap with ignition key by turning counterclockwise.
Refuel with the quality listed
below at most until the low-
1.1 gal (4 l)
Close fuel tank cap with firm
pressure.
Remove key and close protective cap.
Tire Pressure Control
TPCOE
Function
A sensor is located in each
tire, which measures the air
temperature and the air pressure inside the tire and sends
these values to the control
unit.
The sensors are equipped
with a centrifugal controller,
which does not enable the
transmission of the measured
values until a speed of approx. 20 mph (30 km/h) is
reached. Before initial reception of the tire pressure, -- is
shown in the display for each
tire. The sensors continue to
transmit the measured values
for approx. 15 minutes after
the motorcycle comes to a
stop.
The control unit can manage
four sensors, and as a result
Temperature
compensation
The tire pressures are shown
temperature-compensated
in the multifunction display;
they refer to a tire air temperature of 68 °F (20 °C). As the
air-pressure testers at filling
stations show a temperaturedependent tire pressure, they
do not match the values indicated in the multifunction
display in most cases.
Air pressure ranges
The TPC control unit distinguishes between three air
pressure ranges matched to
the motorcycle:
Air pressure within the permissible tolerance.
Air pressure at the limits of
the permissible tolerance.
Air pressure outside the
permissible tolerance.
General brake system
Descending mountain
passes
There is a danger of the
brakes fading if you use
only the rear brakes when descending mountain passes.
Under extreme conditions, the
brakes could overheat and
suffer severe damage.
Use both front and rear
brakes, and make use of the
engine's braking effect as
well.
Wet brakes
After the motorcycle has
been washed, ridden
through water or ridden in the
rain, the brake disks and pads
might be wet and the brakes
might not take effect immediately.
Brake early until the brakes
are dry or braked until dry.
Salt on brakes
The full braking effect
can be delayed if the
motorcycle is ridden on saltcovered roads and the brakes
are not applied for some time.
Brake early until the salt layer
of the brake disks and brake
pads has been braked off.
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two sets of wheels with TPC
sensors can be driven. If a
TPC control unit is installed,
however the wheels have no
sensors, then an error message is output.
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Oil or grease on brakes
Oil and grease on the
brake disks and pads
considerably diminish braking
efficiency.
Especially after repair and
maintenance tasks, make
sure that the brake discs and
brake pads are free of oil and
grease.
Dirt or mud on brakes
When the motorcycle
is ridden on loose surfaces or muddy roads, the
brakes may fail to take effect
immediately because of dirt
or moisture on the disks or
brake pads.
Brake early until the brakes
are braked clean.
Brake system with
BMW Motorrad
Integral ABS
damage to the rear wheel
brake and the clutch.
Avoid burn-outs.
Partially integral brake
How does ABS work?
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.
The BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS adapts the braking force
distribution between the front
and rear wheel brake to the
loading of the motorcycle during control.
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 transferrable
braking force is exceeded
when the driver increases the
brake pressure, the wheels
begin to block and driving
stability is lost, and a fall can
result. Before this situation
occurs, ABS intervenes and
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
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.
What happens when
rough roads are
encountered?
How is the BMW
Motorrad Integral ABS
noticeable to the driver?
Bumpy or rough roads can
briefly lead to a loss of contact between the tires and the
road surface, until the transferrable 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)
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 pedal is
first actuated after this, the
brake pressure already built
up can be felt earlier than
the counter-pressure, than
when the footbrake pedal is
actuated before or together
with the handbrake lever.
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The dynamic load distribution
between the front and rear
wheel changes during braking. The heavier you brake,
the more the front wheel is
loaded. The greater the wheel
load, the more braking force
can be transferred.
To achieve the shortest possible braking distance, the
front brake must be applied
quickly and with increasing
force. This optimally utilizes
the dynamic load increase on
the front wheel. At the same
time, the clutch should also
be actuated. With the "forced
braking" often practiced in
which the brake pressure is
generated as quickly as pos-
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adjusts the brake pressure
to the maximum transferrable
braking force. This enables
the wheels to continue to turn
and maintains driving stability
regardless of the road surface
condition.
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sible 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. To prevent the front
wheel from locking, the ABS
system must intervene and
reduce the brake pressure;
the braking distance increases.
Rear wheel lift
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.
Severe braking can
cause the rear wheel to
lift off the ground.
When braking, bear in
mind that the ABS control
cannot be relied on in all
circumstances to prevent the
rear wheel from lifting off the
ground.
What are the design
characteristics of the
BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS?
The BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS ensures driving stability on any surface within the
limits of driving physics. The
system is not optimized for
special requirements resulting under extreme weather
conditions offroad or on the
racetrack.
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 message is the
completed self-diagnosis.
In addition to problems on
the BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS, unusual driving conditions can also lead to a fault
message.
Unusual driving conditions:
Heating up on the main or
auxiliary stand at idle or with
gear engaged.
Rear wheel locked-up for a
longer period of time by engine brake, e.g. when riding
downhill offroad.
How important is regular
maintenance?
Any technical system is
always only as good as
its maintenance condition.
To ensure that the BMW Motorrad Integral 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 Integral ABS permits must not be
used as an excuse for careless riding. ABS is primarily
a means of ensuring a safety
margin in genuine emergencies.
Take care when cornering.
When you apply the brakes
on a corner, the motorcycle's
weight and momentum take
over and even BMW Motorrad Integral ABS is unable to
counteract their effects.
Engine management
with BMW Motorrad
ASCOE
How does BMW
Motorrad ASC work?
The BMW Motorrad ASC
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.
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What are the design
characteristics of the
BMW Motorrad ASC?
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The BMW Motorrad ASC is
an assistance system for the
driver and is designed for
driving on public roads. Especially in at the limits of driving physics, the driver has a
considerable influence on the
control options of the ASC
(shifting weight in curves,
loose loads). The system is
not optimized for special requirements resulting under
extreme weather conditions
offroad or on the racetrack.
The BMW Motorrad ASC can
be deactivated for these cases.
Riding
Should a fault message 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.
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Special situations
At an increasing angle, the
acceleration performance
is increasingly limited in accordance with physical laws.
This can result in delayed acceleration when coming out of
very tight curves.
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 ASC function is deactivated for safety reasons
and an ASC fault is indicated. The condition for a fault
message is the completed
self-diagnosis.
In the following unusual driving states, the BMW Motorrad
ASC can be automatically deactivated.
Unusual driving conditions:
Driving on the rear wheel
(wheely) for a longer period.
Rear wheel spinning in
place with front brake pulled
(burn out).
Heating up on the main or
auxiliary stand at idle or with
gear engaged.
The ASC is reactivated by
switching the ignition on
and off and then driving at a
speed above 10 km/h.
If the front wheel loses contact to the ground during extreme acceleration, the ASC
reduces the engine torque
until the front wheel touches
the ground again.
In this case, BMW Motorrad
recommends turning back
the throttle twist grip somewhat to achieve a stable driv-
ing state again as quickly as
possible.
On a slippery surface, the
throttle twist grip should never be suddenly turned back
completely without pull the
clutch at the same time. The
engine braking torque can
cause the rear wheel to block,
resulting in an unstable driving state. This case cannot
be controlled by the BWM
Motorrad ASC.
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Onboard socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
93
Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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TopcaseOA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Accessories
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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 BMWapproved 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.
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
motorcycle must not infringe
on national road-vehicle construction and use regulations.
Onboard socket
Ratings
When the battery voltage is
insufficient, and when the
maximum loading capacity of
the standard onboard socket 1 and the additional socket
(OA) is exceeded, these sockets are automatically switched
off.
You can start using electrical accessories only when
the ignition is switched on.
The accessory remains operational if the ignition is subsequently switched off. Approx.
15 minutes after switching off
the ignition and/or during the
restart operation, the onboard
socket is switched off to take
the load off the motorcycle
electrical system.
Cable routing
The cables from the onboard
socket to the auxiliary device
must be routed in such a way
that they:
Do not impede the rider
Do not restrict or obstruct
the steering angle and handling characteristics
Cannot be trapped
Improperly routed cables
can impede the rider.
Route the cables as
described above.
Luggage
Correct loading
Overloading and uneven
loading can diminish the
riding stability of the motorcycle.
Do not exceed the gross
weight limit and observe the
loading information.
When driving with loaded cases, a top speed of 112 mph
(180 km/h) is recommended.
Never drive faster than 112
mph (180 km/h) when a Topcase (OA) is mounted.
Adjust setting of spring
preload, damping characteristic and tire pressures to
suit total weight.
Make sure that weight is
uniformly distributed between right and left.
Pack heavy items at bottom
and toward inboard side.
Max. load in each case (left
and right): 22 lbs (10 kg).
Max. load in tank rucksack
11 lbs (5 kg).
Case
Opening case
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Accessories
Operating electrical
accessories
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Turn key in case lock to
OPEN position.
Case is unlocked.
Closing case
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Press lock barrel 1.
Unlocking lever 2 pops up.
Pull release lever upward.
Case lid opens.
Pull up red release lever 2
completely.
Close case lid and press
down. Check that nothing
is trapped between lid and
case.
Press release lever 2 down.
Release lever engages.
Turn key in case lock to
LOCK position.
Case is locked.
Removing case
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Turn key in case lock to RELEASE position.
Handle pops out.
First pull handle 3 out, then
pull upward as far as possible.
Case is released and can
be removed.
Insert case in brackets 4.
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Mounting case
Pull up handle as far as
possible.
Press handle 3 down until it
engages.
Case is correctly engaged
on its holders.
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Closing Topcase
Turn key in case lock to
LOCK position.
Case is locked.
Check case for firm seating.
Accessories
TopcaseOA
Opening Topcase
Press lock barrel 1.
Unlocking lever 2 pops up.
Pull release lever upward.
Topcase lid opens.
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Turn key in Topcase lock to
OPEN position.
Topcase is unlocked.
Pull up red release lever 2
completely.
Close Topcase lid and
press down. Check that
nothing is trapped between
lid and case.
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Press release lever 2 down.
Release lever engages.
Turn key in Topcase lock to
LOCK position.
Topcase is locked.
Removing Topcase
Pull up handle 3 completely.
Lift Topcase at rear and pull
off luggage rack.
Mounting Topcase
Hook Topcase into luggage rack. Make sure that
hooks 4 are securely seated
in corresponding mounts 5.
Pull up handle as far as
possible.
Turn key in Topcase lock to
RELEASE position.
Handle pops out.
Press handle 3 down until it
engages.
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Topcase is locked.
Turn key in Topcase lock to
LOCK position.
Topcase is locked.
Check Topcase for firm
seating.
Maintenance
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . 100
Toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
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General brake system . . . . . . . . 103
Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Front wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Maintenance
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
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General instructions
Toolkit
The 'Maintenance' chapter
describes work involving the
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 also
listed.
If you are interested in information on additional work, we
recommend the Repair Manual for your motorcycle on CDROM. This is available from
your BMW Motorrad retailer.
Standard onboard toolkit
Special tools and a thorough
knowledge of motorcycles are
required to carry out some of
the work described here. If
you are in doubt, consult a
certified workshop, preferably
your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Removing and installing
brake light, tail light and turn
indicator bulbs.
3 Torx wrench, T45
Adjusting handlebars
Onboard-toolkit service
set
1 Screwdriver, reversible
blade
Removing and installing
front turn indicator glasses.
Disconnecting battery terminals
2 Torx wrench, T25
Removing and installing
body panels
Removing and installing battery retaining strap
Your BMW Motorrad retailer
offers the onboard-toolkit service set for additional work.
Information on conducting
this work is provided in the
Repair Manual on CD-ROM,
which is also available from
your BMW Motorrad retailer.
6 Bit adapter
Mounting for 1/4" bits
9x12 mm and 3/8" jointed
adapter
1 Pull-out tool holder
Holding of all tools with
adapter
2 1/4" bits
5x Torx
2x Phillips
1x Straight-blade
3 3/8" Allen key, 22 mm
Removing and installing
front wheel
4 Flashlight
LED technology
Engine oil
Checking engine oil level
The engine can seize if
the oil level is low, and
this can lead to accidents.
Always make sure that the oil
level is correct.
After longer motorcycle
immobilization periods,
engine oil can collect in the oil
pan; this must be pumped
into the oil tank before the
reading is taken. Here, the
engine oil must be at operating temperature. Checking the oil level with the en-
gine cold or after a short trip
leads to misinterpretations
and therefore to incorrect oil
fill quantities.
To ensure that the display of
the engine oil level is correct,
only check the oil level after a
longer trip.
The oil level varies with
the temperature of the
oil.The higher the temperature, the higher the oil level in
the oil tank. Check the engine
oil level immediately after a
longer journey.
Make sure ground is level
and firm and place motorcycle on its center stand.
Let the engine run in neutral
for one minute.
Switch off ignition.
Removing driver's seat
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Maintenance
5 Socket wrench
3x Open-ended wrench,
various wrench sizes
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Remove oil dipstick and
read off oil level.
Wipe area around oil fill location clean.
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Clean oil dipstick 2 with a
dry cloth
Remove cap from oil fill location 1 by turning counterclockwise.
Specified level of engine oil
Between MIN and MAX
marking
If oil level is below MIN mark:
Top up engine oil.
Place oil dipstick on oil fill
location, but do not install.
Make sure that dipstick is
inserted into guide 3.
If oil level is above MAX mark:
Have oil level corrected by
a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Topping up engine oil
Checking engine oil level
( 101)
Top up engine oil up
to specified level via fill
location 1.
General brake system
Operating safety
A properly functioning brake
system is a basic requirement for the road safety of
your motorcycle.
Do not ride the motorcycle if
you have any doubts about
the dependability of the brake
system.
In this case, have the brake
system checked by a specialized workshop, preferably by
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Incorrect working practices endanger the reliability of the brakes.
Have all work on the brake
system performed by a specialized workshop, preferably
by an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Checking brake
operation
Pull handbrake lever.
Pressure point must be
clearly perceptible.
Press footbrake lever.
Pressure point must be
clearly perceptible.
Brake pads
Checking front brake pad
thickness
Continuing to use brake
pads beyond the minimum pad thickness leads to
reduced braking power and
under certain circumstances
to brake damage.
In order to ensure the operating reliability of the brake system, make sure that the brake
pads are not worn beyond
their minimum thickness.
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Maintenance
Installing driver's seat
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Checking brake pad
thickness at rear
Make sure ground is level
and firm and park the motorcycle.
Front brake pad thickness
Visually inspect left and
right brake pads to ascertain their thickness. Direction of view: between wheel
and front suspension at
brake caliper.
The brake pads must
have a clearly visible wear
indicating mark.
If the wear indicating mark is
no longer clearly visible:
Have the brake pads replaced by a specialized
workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Continuing to use brake
pads beyond the minimum pad thickness leads to
reduced braking power and
under certain circumstances
to brake damage.
In order to ensure the operating reliability of the brake system, make sure that the brake
pads are not worn beyond
their minimum thickness.
Make sure ground is level
and firm and park the motorcycle.
Checking front brake
fluid level
Perform a visual inspection
of the brake pad thickness
from the right.
Rear brake-pad thickness
0.04 in (1 mm) (Wear limit,
only friction lining without
carrier plate)
Brake disk must not be
visible through bore hole
of inner brake pad.
If the brake disk is visible:
Have the brake pads replaced by a specialized
workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
A low fluid level in the
brake reservoir can allow air to penetrate the brake
system. This significantly reduces braking efficiency.
Check brake fluid level
regularly.
Make sure ground is level
and firm and place motorcycle on its center stand.
Move handlebars into
straight-ahead position.
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Maintenance
Brake fluid
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Checking rear brake fluid
level
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A low fluid level in the
brake reservoir can allow air to penetrate the brake
system. This significantly reduces braking efficiency.
Check brake fluid level
regularly.
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Read off brake fluid level at
brake-fluid reservoir 1.
In the event of brake pad
wear, the brake fluid level in the brake-fluid reservoir
falls.
Front brake fluid level
Brake fluid DOT4
Make sure ground is level
and firm and place motorcycle on its center stand.
The brake fluid level must
not fall below the MIN
mark. (Brake-fluid reservoir horizontal)
If the brake fluid level drops
below the permissible level:
Have the defect corrected as soon as possible by
a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Read off brake fluid level at
brake-fluid reservoir 1.
Have the defect corrected as soon as possible by
a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Clutch
Checking clutch
operation
Rear brake fluid level
Brake fluid DOT4
The brake fluid level must
not fall below the MIN
mark. (Brake-fluid reservoir horizontal)
If the brake fluid level drops
below the permissible level:
Pull the clutch lever.
Pressure point must be
clearly perceptible.
If no clear pressure point can
be felt:
Have the clutch checked
by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Tires
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 the motorcycle.
Measure the tire tread
depth in the main tread
grooves with wear indicating
marks.
Tires have wear indicators integrated into the
main tread grooves. If the tire
tread has worn down to the
level of the marks, the tire is
completely worn. The loca-
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Maintenance
In the event of brake pad
wear, the brake fluid level in the brake-fluid reservoir
falls.
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tions of the marks are indicated on the edge of the tire,
e.g. by the letters TI, TWI or
by an arrow.
Maintenance
If the minimum tread depth is
reached:
Replace tire concerned.
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Rims
Checking rims
Make sure ground is level
and firm and park the motorcycle.
Visually inspect rims for defects.
Have damaged rims
checked and, if necessary,
replaced by a specialized
workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Wheels
TPC stickerOE
Approved wheels and
tires
For every size of tire, BMW
Motorrad has tested certain
makes and approved those it
has found to be roadworthy.
If you use wheels and tires
that have not been approved,
BMW Motorrad cannot assess their suitability or provide any guarantee as to their
road safety.
Use only wheels and tires that
BMW Motorrad has approved
for your type of motorcycle.
Extensive information is
available at your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer
or on the Internet at
www.bmw-motorrad.com.
The TPC sensors can be
damaged by improper
tire mounting.
Inform the BMW Motorrad
retailer or the specialized
workshop that the wheel
is equipped with a TPC
sensor.
On motorcycles equipped
with TPC, a corresponding
sticker is located on the
wheel rim at the position of
the TPC sensor. During a tire
change it must be ensured
that the TPC sensor is not
damaged. Inform the BMW
Motorrad retailer or the
specialized workshop of the
TPC sensor.
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Placing on center stand
( 83)
Remove screws 1 on left
and right.
Pull out the front wheel
mudguard towards the front.
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
disk on reassembly.
Do not operate the handbrake
lever when the brake calipers
have been removed.
Remove securing screws 2
of left and right brake
calipers.
Push brake pads in brake
caliper 3 apart slightly by
rocking back and forth A in
relation to brake disks 4.
Mask off area of wheel rim
that could be scratched in
process of removing brake
calipers.
Carefully pull brake calipers
back and out until clear of
brake disks.
When pulling off left brake
caliper, make sure that ABS
sensor cable is not damaged.
When pulling off right brake
caliper, make sure that sen-
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sor cable of brake-pad wear
detector is not changed.
Raise front of motorcycle
until front wheel can rotate freely. To lift motorcycle, BMW Motorrad recommends using BMW Motorrad front wheel stand.
Mounting front wheel stand
( 116)
threaded bush results in incorrect spacing between the
ABS sensor ring and the ABS
sensor, and therefor to ABS
malfunctions or destruction of
the ABS sensor.
To ensure the proper alignment of the threaded bush,
do not loosen or remove the
left axle clamping screw.
Remove quick-release
axle 6 while supporting
wheel.
Place the front wheel in the
front wheel guide on the
ground.
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Remove right-hand axle
clamping screw 5.
The left axle clamping
screw fixes the threaded bush in place in the front
suspension. A poorly aligned
The ABS sensor can be
damaged when rolling
out the front wheel.
Watch the ABS sensor when
rolling out the front wheel.
Roll front wheel forward to
remove.
Installing front wheel
ABS malfunctions due to
incorrect speed signals.
There are differently segmented sensor wheels which may
not be interchanged. Only install the correct sensor wheel
for the corresponding construction status.
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 rota-
tion arrows on the tires or on
the rim.
The ABS sensor can be
damaged when rolling in
the front wheel.
Watch the ABS sensor when
rolling in the front wheel.
Roll the front wheel into the
front wheel guide.
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Lift front wheel and install
quick-release axle 6 with
torque.
Quick-release axle in
threaded bush
37 lb/ft (50 Nm)
Tighten the right-hand axle
clamping screw 5 with the
appropriate torque.
Clamping screw on
quick-release axle in
wheel carrier
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Remove front wheel stand.
Install securing screws 2 on
left and right with appropriate torque.
Front brake caliper on
wheel carrier
22 lb/ft (30 Nm)
Maintenance
During the following
work, parts of the front
brake, in particular of the
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS,
can be damaged.
Take care not to damage the
brake system, in particular the
ABS sensor with cable and
the ABS sensor ring.
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The cable of the ABS
sensor could chafe
through if it comes into
contact with the brake disk.
Make sure that ABS sensor
cable is routed correctly.
Insert ABS sensor cable in
three retaining clips 3.
Route ABS sensor cable
between brake caliper and
front suspension as shown
in illustration.
Remove adhesive tape from
wheel rim.
Install front mudguard and
screws 1 on right and left.
Press the handbrake lever
firmly a number of times until the resistance point is noticeable.
Removing rear wheel
Placing on center stand
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Remove bolt 1 of muffler
cover 2.
Pull cover towards rear.
Remove bolt 4 of end muffler bracket on rear footrest.
Turn end muffler down.
Shift into first gear.
Remove mounting bolts 5 of
rear wheel, holding wheel as
you do so.
Lower rear wheel onto
ground.
Roll rear wheel out toward
rear.
Installing rear wheel
Remove clamp 3 on muffler.
Do not remove sealing
grease from clamp.
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
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Turn the end muffler to its
initial position.
Roll the rear wheel onto the
rear wheel support.
Place the rear wheel on the
rear wheel support.
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an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Install screw 4 for end muffler bracket in rear footrest,
but do not tighten it at this
point.
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Mount wheel bolts 5 and
tighten diagonally with appropriate tightening torque.
Rear wheel on wheel
flange
Tightening sequence:
Tighten diagonally
44 lb/ft (60 Nm)
Align clamp 3 on end muffler with marking A (arrow)
on lambda probe B.
Tighten clamp 3 on end
muffler to appropriate
torque.
Muffler on manifold
26 lb/ft (35 Nm)
Front wheel stand
If the gap between the
rear wheel and the end
muffler is too small, the rear
wheel can overheat.
The gap between the rear
wheel and the end muffler
must be at least 15 mm.
Push muffler cover 2 with
guide A into brackets B.
Install screw 4 for bracket of
end muffler on passenger
footrest with appropriate
torque.
Muffler on right passenger footrest
12 lb/ft (16 Nm)
Install bolt 1 of muffler cover.
A front wheel stand for simple, safe changing of the front
wheel is available from BMW
Motorrad. The front wheel
stand with the BMW special
tool number 36 3 971 can be
obtained from your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer. You
also need the adapters with
the BMW special tool number
36 3 973.
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
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BMW Motorrad front wheel
stand.
Center front wheel stand
relative to front wheel and
push it against front axle.
Tighten adjusting screws 1.
Mounting front wheel
stand
Maintenance
Placing on center stand
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Loosen adjusting screws 1.
Push two mounting pins 2
far enough apart that front
suspension fits between
them.
Use locating pins 3 to set
front wheel stand to desired
height.
Push two mounting pins 2
through triangles of brake
caliper support toward inside so that front wheel can
still be rolled through.
With BMW Integral ABS
the ABS sensor ring can
be damaged.
Only push the mounting pin
so far inward that it does not
touch the sensor ring of the
BMW Integral ABS.
If the motorcycle is
raised too far at the
front the center stand will lift
clear of the ground and the
motorcycle could topple to
one side.
When raising the motorcycle,
make sure that the center
stand remains on the
ground.
Apply uniform pressure
to push front wheel stand
down and raise motorcycle.
General instructions
The failure of a bulb is
signaled in the display by the
lamp defect symbol. The
same bulbs are used for the
brake light and the tail light.
The luminosity is controlled
accordingly.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because it is easier for other
users to oversee you and
your motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a complete set of spare
bulbs if possible.
The bulb is pressurized
and can cause injury if
damaged.
Wear eye and hand protection
when replacing bulbs.
An overview of the bulb
types installed in your
motorcycle is provided in the
chapter "Technical Data".
Do not touch the glass
of new bulbs with your
fingers. For installation, use
a clean, dry cloth. Dirt deposits, in particular oil and
grease, interfere with heat radiation from the bulb. Overheating and therefore short
service life of the bulbs are
the consequence.
Replacing low-beam and
high-beam bulb
If it is not standing firmly, the motorcycle could
topple in the course of the
operations described below.
Make sure that the motorcycle is steady on its stand.
with OE Xenon light:
Xenon light operates
with high voltage. There
is a danger to life and limb if
work is not carried out properly.
Have all work on the xenon
light system including bulb replacements carried out by a
specialist workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Temporarily drive with high
beams switched on.
To avoid dazzling oncoming traffic, set the headlight
range adjustment to maximum payload.
Have lamp replaced by a
specialized workshop as
quickly as possible, preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
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Make sure ground is level
and firm and park the motorcycle.
Switch off ignition.
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To remove cover of highbeam bulbs, press locking
lever 3 downward, fold cover toward rear and remove.
Remove cover 1 (low beam)
or covers 2 (high beam).
Remove covers of
high-beam bulbs by turning
counterclockwise.
Disconnect connector 4.
Remove spring strap 5 from
detents and fold up.
The alignment of the
spring strap may differ
from the illustration depending on the bulb.
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Remove bulb 6.
Replace defective bulb.
Install bulb 6.
Close connector 4.
High-beam headlight
bulb
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H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Low-beam headlight
bulb
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
with OE Xenon light:
D2R / 35 W
Use a clean, dry cloth to
hold new bulb.
Maintenance
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Close and lock spring
strap 5.
Install cover 1 (low beam) or
covers 2 (high beam).
Replacing parking-light
bulbs
120
If it is not standing firmly, the motorcycle could
topple in the course of the
operations described below.
Make sure that the motorcycle is steady on its stand.
Maintenance
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Make sure ground is level
and firm and park the motorcycle.
Switch off ignition.
Left side lamp: disconnect
connector 2.
Remove bulb 3 from bulb
holder.
Replace defective bulb.
Side-light bulb
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W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Use a clean, dry cloth to
hold new bulb.
Right side lamp: disconnect
connector 1.
Remove bulb socket by
turning lever A counterclockwise.
Switch off ignition.
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Insert bulb 3 into bulb socket.
Install bulb socket by turning clockwise.
Right side lamp: connect
connector 1.
Replacing brake light,
tail light and rear turn
indicator bulbs
Remove screws 1.
Pull lamp housing toward
rear out of brackets.
If it is not standing firmly, the motorcycle could
topple in the course of the
operations described below.
Make sure that the motorcycle is steady on its stand.
Left side lamp: connect
connector 2.
Make sure ground is level
and firm and park the motorcycle.
Remove bulb socket 2 (turn
indicator bulb) or 3 (brake
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light/turn indicator bulb)
from lamp housing by turning counterclockwise.
Press bulb 4 into fitting 5
and remove it by turning it
counterclockwise.
Replace defective bulb.
Use a clean, dry cloth to
hold new bulb.
Press the bulb 4 into the
fitting 5 and install it by turning it clockwise.
Install bulb socket 2 (turn
indicator bulb) or 3 (brake
light/tail light bulb) in lamp
housing by turning clockwise.
Bulb of tail/brake light
P21W / 12 V / 21 W
Bulb of rear turn indicators
P21W / 12 V / 21 W
Insert lamp housing with retaining pins 7 in brackets 6.
Make sure cables are not
pinched.
Switch off ignition.
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Install screws 1.
Replacing front turn
indicator bulbs
Remove screw 1.
Pull out lamp housing toward front
Turn bulb holder 3 counterclockwise to remove it from
bulb housing.
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If it is not standing firmly, the motorcycle could
topple in the course of the
operations described below.
Make sure that the motorcycle is steady on its stand.
Make sure ground is level
and firm and park the motorcycle.
Disconnect connector 2.
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Press bulb 4 into bulb socket 3 and remove it by turning it counterclockwise.
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Replace defective bulb.
Bulb of front turn indicators
Maintenance
H21W / 12 V / 21 W
Use a clean, dry cloth to
hold new bulb.
Install bulb socket 3 in lamp
housing by turning clockwise.
Insert lamp housing into
trim.
Install screw 1
Jump-starting
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Press bulb 4 into fitting 3
and install it by turning it
clockwise.
Close connector 2.
The wires leading to the
onboard 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 motorcycle electronics.
Do not use the onboard
socket to jump-start the
motorcycle.
A short-circuit can result
if the crocodile clips of
the jump leads are accidentally brought into contact with
the motorcycle.
Use only jump leads fitted
with fully insulated crocodile
clips at both ends.
Jump-starting with a
donor-battery voltage
higher than 12 V can damage
the motorcycle electronics.
The battery of the donor vehicle must have a voltage of
12 V.
If it is not standing firmly, the motorcycle could
topple in the course of the
operations described below.
Make sure that the motorcycle is steady on its stand.
When jump-starting the engine, do not disconnect the
battery from the onboard
electrical system.
Removing battery compartment cover ( 127)
Run engine of donor vehicle
during jump-starting.
Begin by connecting one
end of red jump lead
to positive terminal of
discharged battery and
other end to positive
terminal of donor battery.
Then connect one end of
black jumper lead to negative terminal of donor battery, and other end to negative terminal of discharged
battery.
Start engine of motorcycle
with discharged battery in
usual way; if engine refuses
to start, wait a few minutes
before repeating attempt to
protect starter and supporting battery.
Allow both engines to idle
for a few minutes before
disconnecting the jump
leads.
Disconnect the jump lead
from the negative terminals
first, then disconnect the
second lead from the positive terminals.
Installing battery compartment cover ( 128)
Battery
Maintenance instructions
Correct upkeep, recharging
and storage will prolong the
life of the battery and are essential if warranty claims are
to be considered.
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Maintenance
Touching live parts of
the ignition system with
the engine running can cause
electric shock.
Do not touch parts of the ignition system when the engine
is running.
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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 battery
to run flat. If this happens,
warranty claims will not be
accepted.
During periods when the motorcycle is not being used, of
more than four weeks, disconnect the battery from the
motorcycle or connect a trickle charger to the battery.
battery terminals, disconnect
the battery first.
BMW Motorrad has developed a trickle-charger
specially designed for compatibility with the electronics
of your motorcycle. Using
this charger, you can keep
the battery charged during
long periods when the motorcycle is not being used without having to disconnect the
battery from the motorcycle's
onboard systems. Additional
information is available at your
authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
If you switch on
the ignition and the
multifunction display and
indicator lights fail to light
up, the battery is completely
flat. Attempting to charge a
completely flat battery via the
onboard socket can cause
damage to the motorcycle's
electronics.
Always charge a completely
drained battery directly at the
terminals of the disconnected
battery.
Charging connected
battery
Charging the connected battery directly at the
battery terminals can damage
the motorcycle electronics.
To charge the battery via the
Charging the battery via
the onboard socket is
only possible with suitable
chargers. Unsuitable chargers can result in damage to
the motorcycle electronics.
Use BMW chargers with
the part numbers 71 60
7 688 864 (220 V) or
Charge disconnected battery via onboard socket.
The motorcycle's
onboard electronics
know when the battery is
fully charged. The onboard
socket is switched off when
this happens.
Comply with operating instructions of the charger.
If you are unable to
charge the battery via
the onboard socket, you
may be using a charger that
is not compatible with your
motorcycle's electronics.
In this case, please charge
the battery directly at the
terminals of the disconnected
battery.
Charging disconnected
battery
Charge battery using a suitable charger.
Comply with operating instructions of the charger.
Once battery is fully
charged, disconnect
charger terminal clips from
battery terminals.
In the case of longer periods when the motorcycle is not being used, the
battery must be recharged
regularly. See the instructions for caring for your battery. Always fully recharge the
battery before returning it to
use.
Removing battery
compartment cover
If it is not standing firmly, the motorcycle could
topple in the course of the
operations described below.
Make sure that the motorcycle is steady on its stand.
Make sure ground is level
and firm and park the motorcycle.
Removing passenger seat
( 64)
Removing driver's seat
( 65)
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Maintenance
71 60 7 688 865 (110 V).
If in doubt, charge the
disconnected battery directly
at the terminals.
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Remove screws 1.
Take out the battery compartment lid toward rear and
upward.
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Installing battery
compartment cover
If it is not standing firmly, the motorcycle could
topple in the course of the
operations described below.
Make sure that the motorcycle is steady on its stand.
Make sure ground is level
and firm and park the motorcycle.
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Install screws 1.
Installing driver's seat
( 66)
Installing passenger seat
( 67)
Removing battery
Removing battery compartment cover ( 127)
Insert battery compartment
cover in mountings 2
An incorrect disconnection sequence increase
the risk of short-circuiting.
Always observe the proper
sequence.
Remove negative cable 3
first.
Remove protective cap 2
from positive terminal.
Then remove positive cable 1.
Unscrew screws 4 and pull
retaining bracket toward
rear.
Installing battery
Switch off ignition.
Place battery in battery
compartment with positive
terminal on left in driving
direction.
Push retaining strap over
battery and install screws 4.
An incorrect installation
sequence increases the
risk of short-circuiting.
Always observe the proper
sequence.
Never install the battery without the protective cap.
First install positive battery
cable 1.
Mount protective cap 2 on
positive terminal.
Then install negative battery
cable 3.
Installing battery compartment cover ( 128)
Switch on ignition.
Fully open the throttle once
or twice.
The engine management
system records the throttlevalve position.
Setting clock ( 47)
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Maintenance
Lift battery up and out, using tilting movements if it is
difficult to move.
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Care
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Washing your motorcycle . . . . . 132
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Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Protective wax coating . . . . . . . 134
Storing motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Returning motorcycle to
use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Care
Cleaning sensitive motorcycle
parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
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Care products
We recommend that you use
cleaning and care products
available at your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer. BMW
Care Products have been materials tested, laboratory tested, and field tested and provide optimum care and protection for the materials used
in your motorcycle.
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.
Washing your
motorcycle
We recommend that you use
BMW insect remover to soften and wash off insects and
resilient dirt on painted parts
prior to washing the motorcycle.
To prevent stains, do
not wash the motorcycle
immediately after it has been
exposed to strong sunlight
and do not wash it in the sun.
Make sure that the motorcycle is washed frequently,
especially during the winter
months.
To remove road salt, clean
the motorcycle with cold water immediately after every
trip.
After the motorcycle has
been washed, ridden
through water or ridden in the
rain, the brake disks and pads
might be wet and the brakes
might not take effect immediately.
Brake early until the brakes
are dry or braked until dry.
Warm water intensifies
the effect of salt.
Only use cold water to remove road salt.
The high pressure of
steam cleaners can
damage seals, the hydraulic
brake system, the electrical
system and the seat.
Do not use a steam jet or
high-pressure cleaning
equipment.
Plastics
Clean plastic parts with water
and BMW plastic care emulsion. This includes in particular:
Windshields
Headlight lens made of
plastic
Covering glass of the instrument cluster
Black, unpainted parts
If plastic parts are
cleaned using unsuitable
cleaning agents, the surfaces
can be damaged.
Do not use cleaning agents
that contain alcohol, solvents
or abrasives to clean plastic
parts.
'Fly sponges' or sponges with
hard surfaces can also lead to
scratches.
Soften stubborn dirt and
dead insects by covering
the affected areas with a wet
cloth.
Windshield
Clean off dirt and insects with
a soft sponge and plenty of
water.
Fuel and chemical solvents attack the windshield material; the windshield
becomes cloudy or dull.
Do not use cleaning agents.
Chrome
Especially in the case of road
salt, carefully clean chrome
parts with plenty of water and
BMW auto shampoo. Use
chrome polish for additional
treatment.
Radiator
Clean the radiator regularly to prevent overheating of
the engine due to inadequate
cooling.
For example, use a garden
hose with low water pressure.
Cooling fins can be bent
easily.
When cleaning the radiator,
ensure that the fins are not
bent.
Rubber
Treat rubber components with
water or BMW rubber protection coating agent.
Using silicone sprays for
the care of rubber seals
can cause damage.
Do not use silicon sprays or
other care products that contain silicon.
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Cleaning sensitive
motorcycle parts
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Paint care
Washing the motorcycle
regularly will help counteract
the long-term effects of
substances that damage
the paint, especially if your
motorcycle is ridden in areas
with high air pollution or
natural sources of dirt, 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, brake
fluid as well as bird droppings. BMW Car Polish or
BMW Paint Cleaner are recommended for this.
Contamination of the paint finish is particularly easy to see
after the motorcycle has been
washed. Remove this type
of soiling with cleaning naphtha or spirit on a clean cloth
or cotton ball. We recommend removing tar spots with
BMW tar remover. Then add
a protective wax coating to
the paint at these locations.
Protective wax
coating
For the protective wax coating of paint, we recommend
using only BMW auto wax or
agents that contain carnauba
or synthetic waxes.
The best way to see whether
the paint has to be protected
is that water no longer forms
pearls.
Storing motorcycle
Clean motorcycle.
Remove battery.
Spray brake and clutch
lever, and main and side
stand pivots with a suitable
lubricant.
Coat bare metal and
chrome-plated parts with
an acid-free grease (e.g.
Vaseline).
Park motorcycle in a dry
room so that both wheels
are unloaded.
Before storing the
vehicle, have the engine
oil and the oil filter element
changed by a specialized
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 protective wax
coating.
Clean the motorcycle.
Install a charged battery.
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Before starting: Observe
checklist.
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Technical data
Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . 138
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . 139
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Riding specifications . . . . . . . . . 143
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Electrical system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Technical data
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
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Troubleshooting chart
Engine does not start at all or is very difficult to start
Possible cause
Remedy
Emergency ON/OFF switch activated.
Emergency ON/OFF switch in operating position.
Side stand extended and gear engaged.
Retract side stand (
Gear engaged and clutch not operated
Place transmission in neutral or disengage
clutch ( 78).
78).
Clutch disengaged with ignition switched off.
Switch on ignition first, then disengage
clutch.
No fuel in tank.
Refueling (
Battery not adequately charged.
Charging connected battery (
83)
126)
Threaded fasteners
Front wheel
Value
Valid
139
Front brake caliper on wheel
carrier
M8 x 32 - 10.9
22 lb/ft (30 Nm)
Technical data
Clamping screw on quickrelease axle in wheel
carrier
M8 x 30
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Quick-release axle in threaded
bush
M24 x 1.5
37 lb/ft (50 Nm)
Rear wheel
Value
Muffler on right passenger
footrest
M8 x 30
12 lb/ft (16 Nm)
Muffler on manifold
M8 x 60 - 10.9
Rear wheel on wheel flange
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26 lb/ft (35 Nm)
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Rear wheel
Value
M10 x 40 x 1.25
Tighten diagonally
44 lb/ft (60 Nm)
Technical data
Handlebars
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Value
Valid
Mounting of handlebar
adjustment on lower handlebar
bridge
M8 A2-70
15 lb/ft (20 Nm)
Engine
Type
Engine design
Transverse-mounted four-cylinder, four
stroke inline engine angled 55° toward
front. DOHC control with toothed chain
drive, 4 valves actuated by trailing valve
levers, compensating connecting rods,
liquid cooling for cylinders and cylinder
head. Integrated water pump, electronic
fuel injection, integrated six-speed cassette
transmission and dry-sump lubrication
Effective displacement
1157 cc (1157 cm3)
Cylinder bore diameter
3.1 in (79 mm)
Piston stroke
2.3 in (59 mm)
Compression ratio
13:1
Rated output
152 hp (112 kW), At engine speed: 9500 min-1
with OE 79 kW power reduction:
Maximum torque
with OE 79 kW power reduction:
107 hp (79 kW), At engine speed: 8500 min-1
96 lb/ft (130 Nm), At engine
speed: 7750 min-1
82 lb/ft (111 Nm), At engine
speed: 5000 min-1
Permissible maximum engine speed
10000 min-1
Idle speed
1050±50 min-1
Fuel
Recommended fuel type
98 ROZ/RON, Super Plus unleaded
95 ROZ/RON, Super unleaded (fuel type can
be used with reduced performance and consumption)
Fuel tank capacity
6.3 gal (24 l), Usable
1.1 gal (4 l), Of that reserve
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Technical data
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Engine oil
Total engine oil capacity
3.7 quarts (3.5 l), With filter change
0.5 quarts (0.5 l), Difference between Min
and Max
Lubricant
Castrol GPS 10W-40 (SAE 10W40; API SG;
JASO MA)
Oil grades
Mineral engine oils of the API classification
SF to SH. BMW Motorrad does not recommend using oil additives, as these can worsen clutch operation. Ask your BMW Motorrad retailer for engine oils suitable for your
motorcycle.
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Permissible viscosity classes
SAE 10 W-40
L-4 °F (L-20 °C), Operation at low temperatures
SAE 15 W-40
L14 °F (L-10 °C)
Riding specifications
Top speed
>124 mph (>200 km/h)
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Clutch
Multi-disk oil-bath clutch
Transmission
Transmission design
Claw-shifted 6-speed cassette transmission
integrated in engine housing
Technical data
Clutch design
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Gear ratios
Transmission gear ratios
1.559
2.294
1.789
1.458
1.240
1.094
0.971
1.045
(92:59
(39:17
(34:19
(35:24
(31:25
(35:32
(33:34
(23:22
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
Primary gear ratio
1st gear
2nd gear
3rd gear
4th gear
5th gear
6th gear
Angle drive
Rear-wheel drive
Rear-wheel drive design
Shaft drive with bevel gears
Gear ratio of rear-wheel drive
2.82
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Front suspension design
Double leading link
Total spring travel of front suspension
4.5 in (115 mm), Static
4.9 in (125 mm), Dynamic
Rear-wheel suspension design
Lever-system-coupled central spring strut
with coil pressure spring and single-tube
gas-filled shock absorber. Spring preload
with stepless hydraulic adjustment; reboundstage damping with stepless adjustment
with OE Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA):
Total suspension travel of rear-wheel suspension
Lever-system-coupled central spring strut
with coil pressure spring and single-tube
gas-filled shock absorber. 3x spring base,
tensile and compression stage each 3x adjustable
5.3 in (135 mm), On wheel
Technical data
Running gear
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Brakes
Front-wheel brake design
Hydraulic two-disk brake with 4-piston fixed
calipers and floating brake disks
Front brake-pad material
Sintered metal
Rear-wheel brake design
Hydraulic disk brake with 2-piston floating
caliper and fixed brake disk
Rear brake lining material
Organic
Wheels and tires
Front wheel design
Cast aluminum, MT H2
Front-wheel rim size
3.50" x 17"
Front tire designation
120/70 ZR 17
Rear wheel design
Cast aluminum, MT H2
Rear-wheel rim size
5.50" x 17"
Rear tire designation
180/55 ZR 17
Front tire pressure
Rear tire pressure
36.3 psi (2.5 bar), Single rider, with cold tire
36.3 psi (2.5 bar), Driver with passenger
and/or load, with cold tire
42.1 psi (2.9 bar), Single rider, with cold tire
42.1 psi (2.9 bar), Driver with passenger
and/or load, with cold tire
Electrical system
Capacity of onboard socket
with OE (Additional) onboard socket:
Fuses
8 A, One onboard socket
8 A, All onboard sockets together
All circuits are electronically protected, so
plug-in fuses are no longer necessary. If an
electronic fuse trips and de-energizes a circuit, the circuit is active as soon as the ignition is switched on after the fault has been
rectified.
Type
Battery design
Gel battery
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Technical data
Tire pressures
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Technical data
Battery voltage
12 V
Battery capacity
19 Ah
Technical data
Technical data
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Spark plug manufacturer and designation
NGK KR9CI
Spark-plug electrode gap (New)
0.03 in (0.8 mm)
Spark-plug electrode gap (Wear limit)
Spark plug is replaced after maintenance interval
Bulbs
High-beam headlight bulb
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Low-beam headlight bulb
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
with OE Xenon light:
D2R / 35 W
Side-light bulb
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Bulb of tail/brake light
P21W / 12 V / 21 W
Bulb of front turn indicators
H21W / 12 V / 21 W
Bulb of rear turn indicators
P21W / 12 V / 21 W
Frame design
Cast light allow/welded design with screwedon tubular steel rear frame
Location of type plate
On rear cross frame tube
Location of vehicle identification number
At front right on frame side-section
Dimensions
Motorcycle length
91.3 in (2318 mm)
Motorcycle width
38.7 in (982 mm), Across case
Motorcycle height (Up to upper edge of
windshield)
56.6 in (1438 mm), DIN unladen weight,
windshield retracted
Driver's seat height
32.3 in (820 mm), Without driver
with OE Low driver's seat:
31.1 in (790 mm), Without driver
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Frame
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Weights
Unladen weight
635 lbs (288 kg), DIN unladen weight, ready
for road, 90 % full tank of gas, without OE
Permissible gross weight
1146 lbs (520 kg)
Recommended fuel type
98 ROZ/RON, Super Plus unleaded
95 ROZ/RON, Super unleaded (fuel type can
be used with reduced performance and consumption)
BMW Motorrad Service . . . . . . . 152
BMW Motorrad Service
Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
BMW Motorcycle Service Card
- breakdown service on the
road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
BMW Motorrad Service
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Maintenance schedules . . . . . . . 154
Confirmation of maintenance
work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Confirmation of service . . . . . . . 160
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Advanced technology
requires specially adapted
methods of maintenance and
repair.
Service
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.
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You can contact your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer
for information on the procedures included in BMW service, inspections and the annual inspection.
Have all maintenance and
repair work carried out con-
firmed in the "Service" chapter in this manual.
Your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer is supplied with all
the latest technical information and therefore possesses the necessary technical
know-how. BMW Motorrad
recommends that you refer
any questions about your motorcycle to your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
BMW Motorrad
Service Quality
BMW Motorrad means not
only quality workmanship and
high reliability, but also an
outstanding quality of service.
To ensure that your BMW is
always in optimum condition,
we recommend that you adhere to the regular maintenance schedule for your motorcycle, preferably having the
work done by your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer. Proof
of regular maintenance is essential for generous treatment
of warranty claims.
Certain signs of wear, moreover, may otherwise not be
noticed until it is too late to
correct them at moderate
cost. The workshop personnel at BMW Motorrad retailers
have thorough knowledge of
your motorcycle and can take
action before minor problems
can turn into major trouble.
By having the necessary repairs done properly and in
good time, you save time and
money in the long run.
With all new BMW motorcycles, the BMW Motorrad Service Card protects you in the
event of a breakdown with
an extensive range of services such as breakdown assistance, motorcycle transportation etc. (differing regulations are possible in individual countries). In the case
of a breakdown, contact the
Mobile Service of BMW Motorrad. Here you will find our
specialists ready to help with
both advice and action.
Important country-specific
contact addresses and the
relevant after-sales service organization phone numbers as
well as information on Mobile
Service and the retail network
can be found in the "Service
Kontakt/Service Contact"
brochures.
BMW Motorrad
Service Network
With our worldwide service
network we support you and
your motorcycle in over 100
countries around the globe.
In Germany alone, there are
approximately 200 authorized
BMW Motorrad retailers ready
to assist you.
All information on the international retail network is contained in the "Service Contact
Europe" brochure and "Service Contact Africa, America,
Asia, Australia and Oceania".
Maintenance work
Intervals
Some maintenance tasks
must be performed after a
certain time, others depend
on the distance covered by
the motorcycle.
BMW Running-In Check
The BMW running-in check
must be performed when the
motorcycle has covered between 300 miles (500 km) and
750 miles (1,200 km).
BMW Annual Inspection
Some maintenance work
must be carried out at least
once a year. Other tasks
depend on the distance the
motorcycle has covered.
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After the first 6,000 miles
(10,000 km) and every
additional 12,000 miles
(20,000 km) (18,000 miles,
30,000 miles, 42,000 miles
etc. (30 000 km, 50 000
km, 70 000 km etc.)) if this
distance is covered within a
year.
BMW Inspection
After the first
12,000 mi/20,000 km
and every additional
12,000 mi/20,000 km
(24,000 mi/40,000 km,
36,000 mi/60,000 km,
48,000 mi/80,000 km, etc.), if
this distance is covered within
a year.
Maintenance
schedules
The maintenance schedule for
your motorcycle depends on
the equipment installed, and
on the motorcycle's age and
the distance it has covered.
Your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer will be happy to
supply a copy of the current
maintenance schedule for
your motorcycle on request.
BMW Pre-Delivery
Check
BMW Running-In
Check
Carried out properly in
accordance with workshop specifications.
Carried out properly in
accordance with workshop specifications.
Odometer reading
Brake fluid changed
Date, stamp, signature
Date, stamp, signature
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BMW Annual Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Annual Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Annual Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Inspection
Carried out properly in
accordance with workshop specifications.
Carried out properly in
accordance with workshop specifications.
Carried out properly in
accordance with workshop specifications.
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Brake fluid changed
Date, stamp, signature
Brake fluid changed
Date, stamp, signature
Brake fluid changed
Date, stamp, signature
BMW Annual Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Annual Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Annual Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Inspection
Carried out properly in
accordance with workshop specifications.
Carried out properly in
accordance with workshop specifications.
Carried out properly in
accordance with workshop specifications.
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Brake fluid changed
Date, stamp, signature
Brake fluid changed
Date, stamp, signature
Brake fluid changed
Date, stamp, signature
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BMW Annual Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Annual Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Annual Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Inspection
Carried out properly in
accordance with workshop specifications.
Carried out properly in
accordance with workshop specifications.
Carried out properly in
accordance with workshop specifications.
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Brake fluid changed
Date, stamp, signature
Brake fluid changed
Date, stamp, signature
Brake fluid changed
Date, stamp, signature
BMW Annual Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Annual Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Annual Inspection
BMW Service
BMW Inspection
Carried out properly in
accordance with workshop specifications.
Carried out properly in
accordance with workshop specifications.
Carried out properly in
accordance with workshop specifications.
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Brake fluid changed
Date, stamp, signature
Brake fluid changed
Date, stamp, signature
Brake fluid changed
Date, stamp, signature
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Confirmation of service
The table is intended as proof of maintenance, warranty and repair work, the installed optional
accessories and any special campaign (recall) work carried out.
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Odometer
reading
Date
Odometer
reading
Date
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A
Abbreviations and symbols, 6
ABS
Warning light, 23
Accessories
General instructions, 91
Anti-theft alarm, 18
ASC
Indicator light, 23
Brake lever
Adjusting handbrake
lever, 58
Brake pads
Checking front, 103
Checking rear, 104
Brakes
Safety instructions, 85
Technical data, 146
B
Battery
Battery charging-current
warning indicator, 29
Battery compartment, 11
Charging connected
battery, 126
Charging disconnected
battery, 127
Installing, 128, 129
Removing, 127, 128
Technical data, 147
Brake fluid
Checking front level, 13,
105
Checking rear level, 15, 106
C
Care, 131
Case
Closing, 94
Mounting, 95
Opening, 93
Removing, 95
Checklist, 78
Clock
Adjusting, 18, 47
Clutch
Adjusting clutch lever, 58
Technical data, 143
Commissioning, 134
Confirmation of maintenance
work, 155
Cruise control, 16
Deactivating, 54
Indicator light, 23
Resuming speed, 54
Setting road speed, 53
Step-by-step acceleration, 53
Step-by-step deceleration, 54
Stepless acceleration, 53
Stepless deceleration, 54
Switching off, 55
Switching on, 52
D
Dimensions
Technical data, 149
Driver's seat
Adjusting, 15, 65
Heating, 17, 56
Installing, 66
Removing, 65
EWS
Warning indicator, 27
F
Frame
Technical data, 149
Front wheel stand
Mounting, 116
Fuel
Quantity indicator, 23
Refueling, 83
Reserve-quantity warning
indicator, 27
Technical data, 141
Fuses, 147
G
Gear indicator, 23
H
Handlebar fittings
General view, left, 16
General view, right, 17
Handlebars
Adjusting, 59
Hazard warning flashers, 16,
17
Switching off, 46
Switching on, 45
Headlight
Adjusting headlight
range, 61
High-beam headlight, 19
Low-beam headlight, 19
Side lights, 19
Headlight range, 13
Heated hand grips, 17, 56
Helmet holder, 15, 67
High-beam headlight, 16
Indicator light, 23
Horn, 16
I
Idling
Indicator light, 23
Ignition
Switching off, 43
Switching on, 43
Immobilizer
Warning indicator, 27
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Electrical system
Technical data, 147
Emergency ON/OFF
switch, 17, 55
Engine
Engine-electronics warning
indicator, 28
Starting, 78
Technical data, 140
Temperature display, 23
Engine oil
Checking level, 101
Engine oil-level warning
indicator, 29
Engine oil-pressure warning
indicator, 28
Fill location, 15
Oil dipstick, 15
Technical data, 142
Topping up, 103
ESA, 16, 71
Adjusting damping, 71
Adjusting spring preload, 72
Calling up settings, 71
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Indicator lights, 18
Overview, 23
Instrument cluster
Lighting sensor, 18
Overview, 18
J
Jump-starting, 124
L
Lamps
Defective bulb warning
indicator, 30
General instructions, 117
Replacing brake light
bulb, 121
Replacing front turn
indicator bulbs, 123
Replacing high-beam
bulb, 117
Replacing low-beam
bulb, 117
Replacing parking-light
bulbs, 120
Replacing rear turnindicator bulbs, 121
Replacing tail light bulb, 121
Technical data, 148
Lights
Switching off parking
light, 60
Switching on high-beam
headlight, 60
Switching on low-beam
headlight, 59
Switching on parking
light, 60
Switching on side lights, 59
M
Maintenance
General instructions, 100
Intervals, 153
Motorcycle
Cleaning, 131
General view of left side, 11
General view of right
side, 13
Returning to use, 134
Storing, 134
Switching off, 82
Multifunction display, 18
Adjusting dimming, 47
Overview, 22
O
Odometer and tripmeters
Odometer, 46
Resetting tripmeter, 47
Selecting tripmeter, 46
Onboard computer, 17
Oil level, 52
Range, 50
Resetting average consumption, 51
Resetting average
speed, 51
Selecting readings, 49
Onboard socket, 11, 92
Overview of warning indicators, 25, 33, 37, 39
R
Range, 50
Rear shock absorber system
Adjusting, 11, 70
Rear suspension preload
Adjusting, 11, 69
Rear-wheel drive
Technical data, 145
Refueling, 83
Fill location, 13
Reserve
Warning indicator, 27
Residual range, 49
Rider's Manual (US Model), 15
Rims
Check, 108
Running gear
Technical data, 145
Running in, 81
S
Safety instructions, 75
Brakes, 85
Seat, 15
Seat lock, 11
Service, 152
Service Card, 153
Side stand
During starting, 78
Spark plugs, 148
Speedometer, 18
Starter, 17
Starting, 78
Steering lock, 44
Storage compartment, 13
Closing, 63
Opening, 63
Storing, 134
Switching off, 82
T
Tachometer, 18
Technical data
Battery, 147
Brakes, 146
Bulbs, 148
Clutch, 143
Dimensions, 149
Electrical system, 147
Engine, 140
Engine oil, 142
Frame, 149
Fuel, 141
Rear-wheel drive, 145
Running gear, 145
Spark plugs, 148
Transmission, 143
Weights, 150
Wheels and tires, 146
Tire Pressure Control
Operation, 48
Sticker on wheel rim, 108
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Passenger seat
Heating, 57
Installing, 67
Removing, 64
Pre-ride check, 79
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Tires
Approved, 108
Checking air pressure, 72
Checking tread depth, 107
Technical data, 146
Toolkit, 15
Service set, 100
Standard set, 100
Topcase
Closing, 96
Mounting, 97
Opening, 96
Removing, 97
Torques, 137
Transmission
During starting, 78
Technical data, 143
Troubleshooting chart, 138
Turn indicators
Indicator lights, 23
Left, 16, 61
Right, 17, 62
Switching off, 17, 62
V
Vehicle Identification Number, 13
W
Warning indicators
Display, 24
Warning lamps, 18
Overview, 23
Warning light, general, 23
Weights
Technical data, 150
Wheels
Installing front wheel, 110
Installing rear wheel, 113
Removing front wheel, 109
Removing rear wheel, 112
Technical data, 146
Windshield, 11
Adjusting, 16, 68
Details described or illustrated in this booklet may differ
from the motorcycle's actual
specification as purchased,
the accessories fitted or the
national-market specification.
No claims will be entertained
as a result of such discrepancies.
Dimensions, weights,
fuel consumption and
performance data are quoted
to the customary tolerances.
The right to modify designs,
equipment and accessories is
reserved.
Errors and omissions excepted.
© 2006 BMW Motorrad
Not to be reproduced either
wholly or in part without written permission from BMW
Motorrad, After Sales.
Printed in Germany.
The most important data for a filling station stop can be found in the following chart.
Fuel
Recommended fuel type
98 ROZ/RON, Super Plus unleaded
95 ROZ/RON, Super unleaded
(fuel type can be used with
reduced performance and
consumption)
Fuel tank capacity
6.3 gal (24 l), Usable
1.1 gal (4 l), Of that reserve
Tire pressures
Front tire pressure
36.3 psi (2.5 bar), Single rider,
with cold tire
36.3 psi (2.5 bar), Driver with
passenger and/or load, with
cold tire
Rear tire pressure
42.1 psi (2.9 bar), Single rider,
with cold tire
42.1 psi (2.9 bar), Driver with
passenger and/or load, with
cold tire
BMW recommends
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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 dealer, or BMW of North
America, LCC.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the
Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at
1–888–327–4236
(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.
BMW Motorrad
Order No: 01 47 7 706 697
08.2006
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