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Rider's Manual (US Model)
R 1200 RT
BMW Motorrad
The Ultimate Riding
Machine
Motorcycle/Retailer Data
Motorcycle data
Retailer Data
Model
Contact in Service
Vehicle Identification Number
Ms./Mr.
Color number
Phone number
First registration
Registration number
Retailer's address/phone number (company stamp)
Welcome to BMW
We congratulate you on your
choice of a motorcycle from
BMW and welcome you to the
community of BMW riders.
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 any questions concerning your motorcycle, your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer
is always happy to provide advice
and assistance.
We wish you many miles of safe
and enjoyable riding
BMW Motorrad.
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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
3 Status indicators . . . . . . .
Standard displays . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displays with onboard computer OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displays with radio OE . . . . . . . .
21
22
23
24
Displays with Tire Pressure
Control TPC/RDC OE . . . . . . . . .
Displays with seat
heater OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indicator light of cruise-control system OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standard warning indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning indicators of onboard computer OE . . . . . . . . . . .
ABS warning indicators . . . . . .
ASC warning indicators OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TPC/RDC warning indicators OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anti-theft alarm warning indicators OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition switch and steering
lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic immobilizer
EWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Odometer and tripmeters . . . .
24
24
25
25
29
32
35
37
42
45
47
48
49
49
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . .
Onboard computer OE . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressure Control TPC/
RDC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard warning flashers . . . . . .
Emergency ON/OFF
switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Stability Control
ASC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated hand grips OE . . . . . . . . .
Seat heating OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seat height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise control OE . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storage compartment . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic suspension adjustment ESA OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
51
51
55
55
56
57
59
59
60
61
62
62
63
66
66
67
67
67
68
69
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front and rear seats . . . . . . . . . .
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
71
72
73
76
5 Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . .
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lowered suspension OE . . . . . .
Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking your motorcycle . . . . .
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Securing motorcycle for
transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
77
78
79
80
82
83
84
85
86
6 Technology in detail . . .
Brake system with BMW Motorrad Integral ABS . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine management with
BMW Motorrad ASC OE . . . . . .
Tire Pressure Control TPC/
RDC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
91
88
92
94
95
7 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . 98
Onboard socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Topcase OA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
8 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . .
General instructions . . . . . . . .
Onboard toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front wheel stand . . . . . . . . . .
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
105
106
106
107
108
109
111
113
113
113
113
120
121
130
131
9 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washing your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning sensitive motorcycle parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protective wax coating . . . . .
Storing motorcycle . . . . . . . . .
Returning motorcycle to
use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
135
136
10 Technical data . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting chart . . . . . .
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . .
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . .
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical system . . . . . . . . . . .
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
139
140
141
142
143
143
145
145
146
146
148
148
150
151
136
136
137
138
138
138
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Riding specifications . . . . . . . 153
11 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reporting safety defects . . .
BMW Motorrad Service . . . .
BMW Motorrad Service
Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad Service
Card - On-the-spot breakdown assistance . . . . . . . . . . .
BMW Motorrad Service
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confirmation of service . . . . .
155
156
157
157
157
158
158
159
164
General instructions
General instructions
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . . 6
1
5
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Currentness of this manual . . . . . . . . . . . 7
General instructions
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
z
1
General instructions
6
z
Overview
Chapter 2 of this Rider's Manual will provide you with an initial
overview of your motorcycle. All
maintenance and repair work carried out on your motorcycle will
be documented in Chapter 11.
Proof of the maintenance work
performed is a prerequisite for
generous treatment of claims.
When the time comes to sell
your BMW, please remember
to hand over this Rider's Manual; it is an important part of the
motorcycle.
Abbreviations and
symbols
Indicates warnings that you
must comply with for reasons of your safety and the safety of others, and to protect your
motorcycle against damage.
Special information on operating and inspecting your
motorcycle as well as maintenance and adjustment procedures.
Indicates the end of an
item of information.
OE
Optional equipment
The motorcycles are assembled complete with
all the BMW optional extras originally ordered.
OA
Optional accessories
BMW optional accessories can be purchased
and installed at your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Instruction.
Result of an activity.
Reference to a page with
more detailed information.
EWS Electronic immobilizer.
Indicates the end of accessory or equipmentdependent information.
ABS
Anti-Lock Brake System.
ASC
Automatic Stability Control.
ESA
Electronic Suspension
Adjustment
Electronic suspension
adjustment.
DWA Anti-theft alarm.
Tightening torque.
Technical data.
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 outputs in the Rider's Manual refer
to the Deutsche Institut für Normung e. V. (DIN) and comply with
its tolerance regulations. 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. In addition,
BMW Motorrad cannot guarantee
the total absence of errors. We
hope you will appreciate that no
claims can be entertained on the
basis of the data, illustrations or
descriptions in this manual.
1
7
General instructions
RDC Tire Pressure Control
(TPC).
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General instructions
1
8
z
Overviews
Overviews
General view, left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2
9
Left handlebar fitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Handlebar fitting, right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Overviews
Underneath seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
z
Overviews
2
10
z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Headlight range adjustment
(below instrument cluster)
( 72)
Brake-fluid reservoir, front
( 111)
Radio operating unit (OE)
(see radio operating manual)
Onboard socket ( 98)
Additional onboard socket
(OE) ( 98)
Adjustment of rear damping
( 68)
Engine oil level indicator
( 107)
Engine oil fill location
( 108)
2
11
Overviews
General view, left side
z
Overviews
2
12
z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Seat lock ( 73)
Passenger seat heater
(under passenger seat) OE
( 61)
Tank rucksack mount
Fuel filler opening ( 86)
Clutch fluid reservoir
Windshield ( 62)
Storage compartment
( 66)
with radio with CD
drive OE
Radio compartment ( 66)
2
13
Overviews
General view, right side
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Overviews
2
14
z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Driver's seat height adjustment ( 62)
Battery ( 131)
Brake-fluid reservoir, rear
( 112)
Adjuster for spring preload,
rear ( 67)
Onboard toolkit
Type plate
Helmet holder ( 76)
Tire inflation pressure table
Payload table
2
15
Overviews
Underneath seat
z
2
Overviews
16
z
Left handlebar fitting
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Cruise-control system OE
( 63)
Operating ESA OE ( 69)
Radio operating unit (OE)
Operating ASC OE ( 59)
Windshield adjustment
( 62)
Horn
Flashing turn indicators,
left ( 56), Hazard warning flashers ( 57)
High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher ( 56)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Operation of onboard computer OE ( 51)
Emergency ON/OFF switch
( 59)
Starter button ( 80)
Heated hand grips OE
( 60)
Flashing turn indicators,
right ( 57), Hazard warning flashers ( 57)
Turn indicators off ( 57),
Hazard warning flashers off
( 58)
Driver's seat heater OE
( 61)
2
17
Overviews
Handlebar fitting, right
z
2
Overviews
18
z
Instrument cluster
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Speedometer
Indicator lights ( 22)
Multifunction display
( 22)
Tachometer
Anti-theft alarm indicator
light (OE) (see anti-theft
alarm operating instructions)
Operating clock ( 49)
Adjusting dimming ( 51)
Operating odometer
( 49)
Ambient brightness sensor
(for brightness adjustment
of instrument lighting)
1
2
3
High-beam headlight
Low-beam headlight
Parking lights
2
19
Overviews
Headlight
z
Overviews
2
20
z
Status indicators
Status indicators
Standard displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Displays with onboard computer OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Anti-theft alarm warning
indicators OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
3
21
Displays with Tire Pressure Control
TPC/RDC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Displays with seat heater OE . . . . . . . . . . 24
Indicator light of cruise-control system OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Standard warning indicators . . . . . . . . . 25
Warning indicators of onboard computer OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
ABS warning indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
ASC warning indicators OE . . . . . . . . . . . 35
TPC/RDC warning indicators OE . . . . . . 37
Status indicators
Displays with radio OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
z
3
Indicator lights
Standard displays
Status indicators
22
z
Gear indicator
The gear engaged or N
for neutral appears on the
display.
Multifunction display
If no gear is engaged, the
'neutral' indicator light also
lights up.
Engine temperature
1
2
3
4
5
6
Fuel capacity ( 22)
Gear indicator ( 22)
Engine temperature (
Clock ( 49)
Odometer
Trip meter ( 49)
22)
1
2
3
4
Flashing turn indicators, left
High-beam headlight
Idling
Flashing turn indicators,
right
The vertical bar under the
temperature symbol shows
the engine temperature level.
Service display
Fuel capacity
The vertical bar under the
gas pump symbol indicates
the remaining fuel quantity.
When the fuel in the tank is
topped up the gauge briefly
shows the original level, before
the reading is updated.
If the time remaining until the
next service lies within a month,
If the motorcycle is driven long
distances annually, it is possible
that earlier service is required. If
the odometer reading for the earlier service lies within 600 miles
(1000 km), the remaining miles
(kilometers) are counted down
in 60-mile (100-km) steps and
briefly displayed following the
pre-ride check.
If the service interval has been
exceeded, the general warning
light also lights up yellow in addition to the date or mileage display. The Service lettering is displayed continuously.
If the service display already
more than one month before the service date, or if the
Service lettering does not stop
after the service date is exceeded, then the date stored in the
instrument cluster must be set.
This situation can occur if the
battery has been disconnected
for a longer time.
Consult a certified workshop,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer, for setting of
the date.
Displays with onboard
computer OE
3
23
1
2
Onboard computer display
area OE ( 51)
The tripmeters are shown
alternately with the odometer.
Status indicators
the service date is briefly displayed following the pre-ride
check. The month and year are
shown with the SERVICE lettering; in this example the display
means "March 2007".
z
3
Displays with radio OE
Status indicators
24
z
1
Area for displays of audio
system (see radio operating
instructions)
Displays with Tire
Pressure Control TPC/
RDC OE
Displays with seat
heater OE
1
1
Display of tire inflation pressures OE ( 55)
with onboard computer OE
The lettering "RDC"
changes to "BC".
The tire inflation pressures
are shown temperaturecompensated (see the chapter
"Technology in Detail").
Display of activated heating
levels OE ( 61)
Display
1
Indicator light of cruise-control system OE ( 63)
Warnings are indicated with the
general warning light 1 in combination with one of the warning
symbols 2. The 'General' warning light shows red or yellow, depending on the urgency of the
warning.
If several warnings are active,
all corresponding warning lights
and warning symbols are displayed. The general warning light
is shown in accordance with the
most urgent warning.
The possible warnings are listed
on the next page.
3
25
Status indicators
Indicator light of cruise- Standard warning
control system OE
indicators
z
3
Status indicators
26
Overview of warning indicators
Indicator lights
Displays
Meaning
Lights up yellow
EWS ! appears on
the display
Electronic immobilizer is active (
Lights up yellow
Flashes
Fuel down to reserve (
Lights up yellow
Is indicated
Engine in emergency-operation mode
( 27)
Flashes red
Is indicated
Engine oil pressure insufficient (
Lights up red
Is indicated
Battery charge current insufficient
( 28)
Lights up yellow
Is indicated
Rear bulb defective (
Is indicated
Front bulb defective (
Is indicated
Bulbs defective (
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Lights up yellow
29)
27)
27)
28)
29)
28)
General warning light shows
yellow.
EWS ! appears on the display.
Possible cause:
The key being used is not authorized for starting, or communication between the key and engine
electronics is disrupted.
Remove other motorcycle keys
from the ignition key ring.
Use the reserve key.
Have the defective key replaced, preferably by an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Fuel down to reserve
General warning light shows
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.
Possible cause:
At the most, the fuel tank still
contains the reserve fuel quantity.
Reserve fuel quantity
≥1.1 gal (≥4 l)
Refueling (
86)
Engine in emergencyoperation mode
General warning light shows
yellow.
Engine symbol appears on
the display.
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.
Possible cause:
The engine control unit has diagnosed a fault. In exceptional
cases, the engine stops and can
no longer be started. Otherwise,
the engine runs in the emergency operating mode.
Continued driving is possible,
however the accustomed engine performance may not be
available.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably
3
27
Status indicators
Electronic immobilizer is
active
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3
28
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Engine oil pressure
insufficient
Status indicators
General warning light flashes red.
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Oil-can symbol appears on
the display.
The oil pressure in the lubricating
oil circuit is too low. Stop immediately and switch off 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 at the oil sight glass.
Possible cause:
The engine oil level is too low.
Checking engine oil level
( 107)
If oil level is too low:
Top up engine oil.
Possible cause:
The engine oil pressure is insufficient.
Driving with insufficient engine oil pressure can result
in engine damage.
Do not continue driving.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Battery charge current
insufficient
General warning light shows
red.
Battery symbol appears on
the display.
A discharged battery leads
to the failure of various motorcycle systems, e.g. lighting,
engine or ABS. This can result in
dangerous driving situations.
If possible, do not continue
driving.
Possible cause:
Alternator or alternator belt defective
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Rear bulb defective
General warning light shows
yellow.
Lamp 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 the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a
Possible cause:
Tail light or brake light bulb defective.
Replacing rear brake, tail light
or rear turn indicator bulbs
( 128)
Front bulb defective
Lamp 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 the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
Possible cause:
Low-beam headlight, high-beam
headlight, parking light or turn
signal bulb defective.
Replacing high-beam bulb
( 122)
Replacing left low-beam bulb
( 122)
Replacing right low-beam bulb
( 123)
Replacing parking light bulb
( 125)
Replacing front turn indicator
bulb ( 129)
soon as possible; always carry a
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
Possible cause:
A combination of several bulb
defects is present.
See the fault descriptions
above.
Warning indicators of
onboard computer OE
Display
Bulbs defective
29
z
General warning light shows
yellow.
Lamp symbol with two arrows is displayed.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easier for other users to
oversee the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
3
Status indicators
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
Warnings of the onboard computer are shown in area 1.
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The possible warnings are listed
on the next page.
Overview of warning indicators
Indicator lights
Displays
Oil appears on
3
Meaning
Engine oil level too low (
32)
31
the display
Ambient temperature display flashes
Flashes
Ice warning (
32)
Status indicators
Is indicated
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Engine oil level too low
Ice warning
Oil appears on the display.
The ambient temperature display
flashes.
Ice crystal symbol flashes.
Oil level symbol appears on
the display.
Possible cause:
The electronic oil level sensor
has detected a low engine oil
level. Check the engine oil level
on the oil level indicator the next
time you stop for refueling:
Checking engine oil level
( 107)
If oil level is too low:
Topping up engine oil ( 108)
Possible cause:
If "Check oil level" appears in
the display, although a correct oil
level has been read off at the oil
sight glass, the oil level sensor
may be defective.
Contact a specialized workshop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
ABS warning
indicators
Display
Possible cause:
The ambient 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 37 °F (3 °C).
Always think well ahead when
temperatures are low, especially
on bridges and where the road is
in the shade.
Think well ahead when driving.
ABS warnings are indicated by
the ABS warning light 1.
In some countries an alternative
display of the ABS warning light
is possible.
Possible country-dependent
versions.
Additional information on the
BMW Motorrad Integral ABS is
provided from page ( 92); an
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overview of the possible warnings
is provided on the following page.
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Overview of warning indicators
Indicator lights
Displays
Meaning
Flashes
Self-diagnosis not completed (
Lights up
ABS error (
35)
35)
ABS warning light flashes.
Possible cause:
The ABS function is not available, because the self-diagnosis has not been completed. To
check the wheel sensors, the
motorcycle must be driven a few
yards.
Ride off slowly. It must be noted that the ABS function is not
available until the self-diagnosis
has been completed.
ABS error
ABS warning light lights up.
Possible cause:
The ABS control unit has detected an error. The ABS function is
not available.
Continued driving is possible
while taking the failed ABS
function into account. Observe
additional information on situations which can lead to an ABS
error ( 93).
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
ASC warning
indicators OE
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Display
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ASC warnings are indicated by
the ASC warning light 1.
Additional information on the
BMW Motorrad ASC is provided
from page ( 94); an overview
of the possible warnings is provided on the following page.
Status indicators
Self-diagnosis not
completed
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Overview of warning indicators
Indicator lights
Displays
Meaning
Flashes rapidly
ASC intervention (
Flashes slowly
Self-diagnosis not completed (
Lights up
ASC deactivated (
Lights up
ASC error (
37)
37)
37)
37)
ASC warning light flashes
rapidly.
The ASC has detected instability at the rear wheel and has
reduced the torque. The warning light flashes longer than the
duration of the ASC intervention.
As a result, the driver is provided
with optical feedback on the regulation carried out even after the
critical driving situation.
Self-diagnosis not
completed
ASC warning light flashes
slowly.
Possible cause:
The self-diagnosis was not completed; the ASC function is not
available. So that the ASC selfdiagnosis can be completed, the
engine must be running and the
motorcycle must be moved once
at a speed of at least 3 mph
(5 km/h).
Ride off slowly. It must be noted that the ASC function is not
available until the self-diagnosis
has been completed.
ASC deactivated
ASC warning light lights up.
Possible cause:
The ASC system has been deactivated by the driver.
with Automatic Stability Control
(ASC) OE
Activating ASC function ( 60)
ASC error
ASC warning light lights up.
Possible cause:
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 ( 95).
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
TPC/RDC warning
indicators OE
Display
The displayed tire inflation pressures refer to a tire temperature
of 68 °F (20 °C) ( 96).
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ASC intervention
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The warning symbol 2 signals
a critical tire pressure and the
corresponding display flashes.
If the critical value is at the limit
of the permissible tolerance, the
general warning light 1 also lights
up in yellow. If the determined
tire pressure is outside the permissible tolerance, the general
warning light flashes in red.
The critical air pressure of the
front wheel 3 or the rear wheel 4
flashes.
with onboard computer OE
The lettering RDC changes to
BC.
Additional information on the
BMW Motorrad TPC/RDC is
provided from page ( 95); an
overview of the possible warnings
is provided on the following page.
Lights up yellow
3
Meaning
Is indicated
Tire pressure in limit area of permissible
tolerance ( 40)
Critical inflation
pressure flashes
Flashes red
Is indicated
Tire pressure outside permissible tolerance ( 40)
Critical inflation
pressure flashes
"--" or "-is displayed
Lights up yellow
Is indicated
"--" or "-is displayed
Lights up yellow
--"
40)
Sensor defective or system fault (
--"
RDC is displayed
Is indicated
Transmission error (
Battery of tire pressure sensor weak
( 41)
41)
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Status indicators
Overview of warning indicators
Indicator lights
Displays
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Tire pressure in limit area
of permissible tolerance
Tire pressure outside
permissible tolerance
General warning light shows
yellow.
General warning light flashes red.
Tire symbol appears on the
display.
Tire symbol appears on the
display.
Critical inflation pressure flashes.
Possible cause:
The measured tire inflation pressure is in the limit area of the
permissible tolerance.
Correct tire inflation pressure in
accordance with instructions on
back of cover of Rider's Manual.
Critical inflation pressure flashes.
Possible cause:
The measured tire inflation pressure is outside the permissible
tolerance.
Check tire for damage and
drivability.
If it is still possible to drive with
tire:
Before adjusting the tire inflation pressure, observe
the information on temperature
compensation and on inflation
pressure adjustment in the chapter "Technology in detail".
Incorrect tire inflation pressure result in poorer handling of the motorcycle.
Always adapt your driving style
to the incorrect tire inflation
pressure.
Correct tire inflation pressure at
next opportunity.
Before adjusting the tire inflation pressure, observe
the information on temperature
compensation and on inflation
pressure adjustment in the chapter "Technology in detail".
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 "-- --" is displayed.
Possible cause:
The motorcycle's speed has not
exceeded the threshold of approx. 20 mph (30 km/h). The
TPC sensors do not send their
Possible cause:
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:
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
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General warning light shows
yellow.
Possible cause:
A system fault has occurred.
Have fault eliminated by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Tire symbol appears on the
display.
Battery of tire pressure
sensor weak
Have fault eliminated by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Sensor defective or
system fault
"--" or "-- --" is displayed.
Possible cause:
Wheels without installed TPC
sensors are mounted.
Retrofit wheel set with TPC
sensors.
Possible cause:
One or two TPC sensors have
failed.
Have fault eliminated by a specialized workshop, preferably
General warning light shows
yellow.
RDC appears on the display.
Battery symbol appears on
the display.
This error message is only
displayed for a short time
following the pre-ride check.
Possible cause:
The battery of the tire inflation
pressure sensor no longer has
its full capacity. The operation of
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signal until after this speed has
been exceeded for the first time
( 95).
Watch TPC display at higher
speed. A permanent fault has
not occurred until the general
warning light also lights up. In
this case:
Have fault eliminated by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
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the tire inflation pressure control
is only ensured for a limited time.
Contact a specialized workshop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Anti-theft alarm
warning indicators OE
Display
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Anti-theft alarm warning 2 are
shown in conjunction with the
general warning light 1 following
the pre-ride check and refer to
the capacity of the internal antitheft alarm battery.
The possible warnings are listed
on the next page.
Lights up yellow
3
Meaning
Is indicated
Anti-theft alarm battery weak (
Is indicated
Anti-theft alarm battery drained (
44)
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44)
Status indicators
Overview of warning indicators
Indicator lights
Displays
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Status indicators
44
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Anti-theft alarm battery
weak
Battery symbol appears on
the display
This error message is only
displayed for a short time
following the pre-ride check.
Possible cause:
The anti-theft alarm battery no
longer has its full capacity. The
operation of the anti-theft alarm
is only ensured for a limited time
with the motorcycle battery disconnected.
Contact a specialized workshop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Anti-theft alarm battery
drained
General warning light shows
yellow.
Battery symbol appears on
the display
This error message is only
displayed for a short time
following the pre-ride check.
Possible cause:
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.
Operation
Ignition switch and steering lock . . . . . 47
Seat heating OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Electronic immobilizer EWS . . . . . . . . . . 48
Seat height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Odometer and tripmeters . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Cruise control OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Storage compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Onboard computer OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Tire Pressure Control TPC/
RDC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Emergency ON/OFF switch . . . . . . . . . . 59
Automatic Stability Control
ASC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Heated hand grips OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Electronic suspension adjustment
ESA OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Front and rear seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
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Operation
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Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Switching on ignition
Switching off ignition
47
Keys
You receive one master key and
one spare key. If a key is lost,
please note the information on
the electronic immobilizer (EWS)
( 48).
Ignition switch and steering lock,
tank filler cap lock and the seat
and case locks are all operated
with the same key.
with Topcase OA
A Topcase with a lock for the
same key can be ordered on request. Please contact a specialized workshop for this purpose,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
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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.
( 81)
ABS self-diagnosis is
performed. ( 81)
with Automatic Stability Control
(ASC) OE
ASC self-diagnosis is performed. ( 82)
Brake servo assistance is
not available when the ignition is off.
Do not switch off the ignition
while the motorcycle is being
ridden.
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
socket.
Operation
Ignition switch and
steering lock
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Locking handlebars
Operation
48
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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
EWS
If the motorcycle is on the
side stand, the surface
of the ground will determine
whether it is better to turn the
handlebars to the left or right.
However, the motorcycle is more
stable on a level surface with the
handlebars turned to the left than
with the handlebars turned to the
right.
On level ground, always turn the
handlebars to the left to set the
steering lock.
Turn handlebars to full left or
right lock position.
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 particular keys,
for example in the event that you
lose your keys. The engine can-
not be started with a key that has
been barred.
Electronics in key
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 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.
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.
Clock
Setting clock
Attempting to set the clock
while riding the motorcycle
can lead to accidents.
Adjust the clock only when the
motorcycle is stationary.
Switch on ignition.
Odometer and
tripmeters
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Selecting readings
49
Switch on ignition.
Hold down button 1.
Hours 2 flash.
Press button 1.
Hours increase by one each
time button is pressed.
Hold down button 1.
Minutes 3 flash.
Press button 1.
Minutes increase by one each
time button is pressed.
Press and hold button 1 or no
longer press.
End setting; set time is displayed.
Operation
Replacement and extra
keys
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Press button 1.
with onboard computer OE
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Each time the button is pressed,
the display shows values starting with the current value in the
following order:
Tripmeter 1 (Trip I)
Tripmeter 2 (Trip II)
Operating range (RANGE, after
reaching reserve quantity)
Tire pressures (OE)
Each time the button is pressed,
the display shows values starting with the current value in the
following order:
Tripmeter 1 (Trip I)
Tripmeter 2 (Trip II)
Total mileage (DIST).
Resetting tripmeter
Switch on ignition.
Select desired tripmeter.
Hold down button 1.
Tripmeter is reset.
without onboard computer OE
fill level nor the operating range
display can be updated.
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.
Multifunction display
Adjusting dimming
The operating range indicates
what distance can still be driven
with the remaining fuel. It is only
displayed after the fuel reserve
is reached. This distance is calculated on the basis of fuel level
and average consumption.
When refueling after running on
reserve, make sure that you top
up the tank to a level above reserve, as otherwise the sensor
will not be able to register the
new level. Otherwise neither the
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 button is pressed
after maximum brightness is
reached, brightness is reduced
by one level.
Onboard computer OE
Selecting readings
Switch on ignition.
Adjusting the dimming
while driving can lead to
accidents.
Only adjust the dimming when
the motorcycle is stationary.
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Operation
Residual range
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Range
Average speed
Average consumption
Oil level indicator
Tire pressures (OE)
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Operation
Ambient temperature
If the ambient temperature
drops below 37 °F (3 °C), a
warning of possible icing-up appears. The display automatically
switches from any other mode
to the temperature reading when
the temperature drops below this
threshold for the first time.
Range
Press button 1.
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Each time the button is pressed,
the display shows values starting with the current value in the
following order:
Ambient temperature
When the motorcycle is stopped,
the engine heat can falsify the
measurement of the ambient
temperature 1. If the influence
of the engine heat becomes too
great, -- is temporarily shown in
the display.
The functional description of the
operating range ( 51) also
applies to the range 1. However, the range can also be displayed before the fuel reserve is
reached.
The determined range is an
approximate reading. BMW
Motorrad therefore recommends
that you do not try to use the full
range before refueling.
Average speed
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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.
Hold down button 1.
Average speed is reset.
Average consumption
Resetting average speed
Switch on ignition.
Select average speed.
The average consumption 1 is
calculated by dividing the distance covered since the last re-
Operation
To calculate the range, a special
average consumption is used,
which does not always match the
value that can be shown on the
display.
If the motorcycle is standing on
the side stand, the fuel level cannot be correctly determined due
to the inclined position. For this
reason the range is only calculated while driving.
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set by the corresponding amount
of fuel used.
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Resetting average
consumption
Oil level indicator
Oil level is correct
Check oil level at next refueling stop. If other information of the onboard computer is
displayed, this symbol continues
to be shown until the oil level is
detected as correct again.
Operation
Switch on ignition.
Select average consumption.
The oil level indicator 1 provides
information on the oil level in the
engine. It can only be displayed
when the motorcycle is stopped.
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Hold down button 1.
Average consumption is reset.
The readings mean:
The conditions for the oil level
indicator are as follows:
Engine at operating temperature.
Engine idling for at least 30
seconds.
Side-stand retracted.
Motorcycle is vertical.
Oil level cannot be measured (conditions as stated
above not satisfied).
The most recently measured level is displayed for 5 sec. when
you next switch on the ignition.
If, despite a correct oil level on the oil sight glass,
"Check oil level" appears on the
display, the oil level sensor may
be defective. In this case, please
contact your authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
Tire Pressure Control
TPC/RDC OE
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Displaying tire inflation
pressure
55
Press button 1 repeatedly until tire inflation pressures are
shown.
The tire inflation pressures are
displayed with the lettering RDC.
The left-hand value indicates the
inflation pressure of the front
wheel, and the right-hand value
the inflation pressure of the rear
wheel. Immediately after switching on the ignition, -- -- is displayed, as the transfer of the inflation pressure values does not
begin until a speed over 20 mph
(30 km/h) is reached.
Indicates the display of the
tire inflation pressures.
With onboard computer, repeatedly press button 1 until
tire inflation pressures appear
in display.
Lights
Parking lights
The parking lights switch on automatically when the ignition is
switched on.
The parking lights are a
strain on the battery. Do
not leave the ignition switched
on longer than absolutely
necessary.
Operation
Switch on ignition.
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Low-beam headlight
The low-beam headlight switches
on automatically when you start
the engine.
With the engine switched
off, you can switch on the
lights by switching on the highbeam headlight with the ignition
switched on or by operating the
headlight flasher.
High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher
High-beam headlight is
switched on.
Move full-beam headlight
switch 1 to center position.
High-beam headlight is
switched off.
Press bottom section of fullbeam headlight switch 1.
High-beam headlight is
switched on as long as switch
is pressed (headlight flasher).
Switching on parking
lights
Switch off ignition.
Immediately after switching off
ignition, press and hold lefthand turn indicator button 1.
Parking light switches on.
Switching off parking
lights
Switch ignition on and then off
again.
Parking light switched off.
Turn indicators
Press top section of full-beam
headlight switch 1.
Switching on left-hand
turn indicator
Switch on ignition.
Press left-hand turn indicator
button 1.
Left-hand turn indicator is
switched on.
Indicator light for left-hand turn
indicator flashes.
Switching on right-hand
turn indicator
Switch on ignition.
After driving for approx.
ten seconds or after covering a distance of approx. 650
ft (200 m), the turn indicators are
automatically switched off.
Press right-hand turn indicator
button 2.
Right-hand turn indicator is
switched on.
Indicator light for right-hand
turn indicator flashes.
Switching off turn
indicator
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Press turn-indicator cancel button 3.
Turn indicator is switched off.
Turn indicator lights in indicator
light panel are off.
Hazard warning
flashers
Switching on hazard
warning flashers
Switch on ignition.
Operation
After driving for approx.
ten seconds or after covering a distance of approx. 650
ft (200 m), the turn indicators are
automatically switched off.
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Switching off hazard
warning flashers
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.
Press left 1 and right-hand 2
turn indicator buttons simultaneously.
Hazard warning flashers are
switched on.
Left/right turn indicator lights
flash.
Switch off ignition.
Hazard warning flashers continue to operate.
Left/right turn indicator lights
off.
Press turn-indicator cancel button 3.
Hazard warning flashers are
switched off.
Emergency ON/OFF
switch
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b
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Emergency ON/OFF switch
Operating the emergency
ON/OFF switch when riding
can cause the rear wheel to lock
and thus cause a fall.
Do not operate the emergency
ON/OFF switch when riding.
The engine can be switched
off easily and quickly using the
emergency ON/OFF switch.
Operating position
Engine switched off.
The engine can only be
started in the operating
position.
Automatic Stability
Control ASC OE
Switching off ASC
function
Switch on ignition.
The ASC function can also be deactivated while
driving.
Press and hold ASC button 1
until ASC warning light
changes its display behavior.
ASC warning light begins to
light up
Release ASC button within two
seconds.
ASC warning lamp continues to light up.
ASC function is deactivated.
Operation
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Activating ASC function
Operation
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be switched off and then on
again.
ly be activated when the engine
is running.
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.
The increase in power consumption caused by the
heated hand grips can 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.
Heated hand grips OE
Press and hold ASC button 1
until ASC warning light
changes its display behavior.
ASC warning light goes out;
if self-diagnosis is not completed, the ASC warning light
begins to flash.
Release ASC button within two
seconds.
ASC warning light remains
off or continues to flash.
ASC function is activated.
As an alternative to pressing
ASC button, ignition can also
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Heated hand grip switch
The handlebar grips can be heated at two different levels. The
heated hand grips option can on-
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3
4
Heating function off.
50 % heat output (one dot
visible).
100 % heat output (three
dots visible).
Seat heating OE
Seat heating, front seat
is switched off to ensure starting
capability.
Seat heating of passenger
seat
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1
Switch for seat heating,
front seat
The driver's seat can be heated
at two levels. Seat heating can
be activated only when the engine is running.
The increase in power consumption caused by the
heated seat can drain the battery
if you are riding at low engine
speeds. If the battery is inadequately charged, the heated seat
2
3
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Heating function off.
50 % heating power
100 % heating power
1
Switch for seat heating, rear
seat
The passenger seat can be heated at two levels. Seat heating
can be activated only when the
engine is running.
The increase in power consumption caused by the
heated seat can drain the battery
if you are riding at low engine
speeds. If the battery is inadequately charged, the heated seat
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is switched off to ensure starting
capability.
Shown in multifunction
display OE
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Seat height
Adjusting seat height
Removing driver's seat (
2
3
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Switch in middle position:
Heating off.
Switch pressed toward rear:
50 % heating capacity.
Switch pressed toward
front: 100 % heating capacity.
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
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Remove seat bearing rod 1
and mount at desired height.
Installing driver's seat ( 74)
Windshield
Adjusting windshield
Switch on ignition.
Setting road speed
Switching on cruise
control
Press button 1 at top.
Windshield is raised.
Press button 1 at bottom.
Windshield is lowered.
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Briefly push button 3 in SET
direction
Move switch 1 to ON.
Indicator light 2 in switch lights
up red.
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The cruise-control system
can be used within a speed
range of 30 mph to 112 mph
(50 km/h to 180 km/h).
Indicator light for cruisecontrol system lights up.
The motorcycle maintains your
current cruising speed and the
setting is saved.
Operation
Cruise control OE
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Step-by-step acceleration
Stepless acceleration
Step-by-step deceleration
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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.
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.
Release button 3.
The motorcycle maintains your
current cruising speed and the
setting is saved.
Cruise-control indicator light
goes out.
Indicator light in switch remains
on.
Resuming former cruising
speed
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).
Cruise control is deactivated.
though you might have intended
slowing to a lower speed.
Indicator light for cruisecontrol system lights up.
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Stored speed is resumed.
Switching off cruise
control
Operation
Stepless deceleration
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Push button 3 in RES direction.
Opening the throttle does
not deactivate the cruisecontrol system. If you release
the twistgrip the motorcycle will
decelerate only to the cruising
speed saved in memory, even
Move switch 1 to OFF.
The system is deactivated.
Button 3 is locked.
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Opening storage
compartment
Operation
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Storage compartment
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Turn lock barrel 1 perpendicular to driving direction with
ignition key.
Lock of storage compartment
is unlocked.
Push in lock barrel.
Lid opens.
Closing storage
compartment
Clutch
Adjusting clutch lever
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.
Snap lid of compartment
closed and push it down.
Lock engages with an audible
click.
Turn lock barrel parallel to driving direction with ignition key.
Lock of storage compartment
is locked.
Adjusting the clutch lever
while driving can lead to
accidents.
Only adjust the clutch lever when
the motorcycle is stationary.
Turn adjusting screw 1 into
desired position.
Only adjust the brake lever when
the motorcycle is stationary.
Mirrors
Adjusting mirrors
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Adjustment options:
from Position 1: smallest distance between handlebar grip
and clutch lever
to Position 3: largest distance
between handlebar grip and
clutch lever
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 handlebars or the
handlebars in their mounts.
Adjusting the brake lever
while driving can lead to
accidents.
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Turn adjusting screw 1 into
desired position.
The adjusting screw can
be turned more easily if
you press the handbrake lever
forward when doing so.
Adjustment options:
from Position 1: smallest distance between handlebar grip
and brake lever
to Position 4: largest distance
between handlebar grip and
brake lever
Move mirror into desired position by applying light pressure
at edge.
Spring preload
Adjustment on rear wheel
It is essential to set spring
preload of the rear suspension
to suit the load carried by the
motorcycle. Increase spring
preload when the motorcycle is
heavily loaded and reduce spring
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The adjusting screw can be
turned more easily if you
press the clutch lever forward
when doing so.
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preload accordingly when the
motorcycle is lightly loaded.
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Adjusting spring preload
for rear wheel
Operation
Removing passenger seat
( 73)
To increase spring preload,
turn handwheel 1 in direction
of arrow HIGH.
To decrease spring preload,
turn handwheel 1 in direction
of arrow LOW.
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Damping
Setting
The damping must be adjusted
to the road conditions and the
spring preload.
A rough road surface requires
softer damping than a smooth
road surface.
An increase in spring preload
requires firmer damping, a reduction in spring preload requires softer damping.
Adjusting damping on rear
wheel
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.
Basic setting of spring
preload, rear
Adjustment wheel to "STD"
marking on side scale (Driver
with weight of 187 lbs (85
kg), full tank of gas)
Installing passenger seat
( 75)
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
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Settings
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Using the electronic suspension
adjustment ESA you can conveniently adjust your motorcycle to
various driving conditions.
There is a risk of injury
by burns if you adjust the
damping characteristic while the
muffler is hot.
Use screwdriver extension and
wear gloves.
To increase absorption, turn
adjusting screw 1 in arrow direction H.
To reduce absorption, turn adjusting screw 1 in arrow direction S.
Adjust damping with the toolkit
using the adjusting screw 1.
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Basic setting of rear
wheel rear-wheel damping
Turn adjusting screw in direction of arrow H up to
stop, then a 3/4 turn in direction of arrow S. (Full tank
of gas, with rider 187 lbs
(85 kg))
Operation
Electronic suspension
adjustment ESA OE
The damping setting is displayed
in the multifunction display in the
area 1, and the spring preload
in the area 2. The display of the
clock is hidden for the duration of
the ESA display.
Three spring preload steps can
be combined with three damping
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settings to optimally adapt the
motorcycle to the load and the
road surface.
The damping cannot be adjusted while the motorcycle
is being ridden.
Calling up settings
Adjusting spring preload
Operation
Switch on ignition.
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Press button 1.
The current setting is
displayed.
Display goes out automatically
after a few seconds.
Adjusting damping
Switch on ignition.
If button 1 is not pressed for a
longer time, damping is set as
indicated.
Press button 1.
Current setting is displayed.
Press button 1 once in each
case.
Starting from the current state,
the display is in the following order:
COMF comfortable damping
NORM normal damping
SPORT sporty damping
To ensure fast adjustment at
temperatures below 32 °F (0 °C),
BMW Motorrad recommends not
having a passenger climb onto
the motorcycle until after the adjustment to two-up operation is
completed.
The ESA display flashes until the
adjustment process has been
completed. The motorcycle may
not be driven during the adjustment process.
Adjusting spring preload
Starting engine
The spring preload cannot
be adjusted while the motorcycle is being ridden.
Wait for the adjustment
process to be completed
One-up
One-up with luggage
Two-up (with luggage)
If button 1 is not pressed for
a longer time, spring preload
and possibly also damping is
set as indicated. The display
flashes while the spring preload
is adjusted.
Tires
Press button 1.
The current setting is
displayed.
Press and hold button 1 until
display changes each time.
Starting from the current state,
the display is in the following order:
Checking tire inflation
pressure
Incorrect tire inflation pressure results in poorer handing characteristics of the motorcycle and reduces the life of the
tires.
Ensure proper tire inflation
pressure.
At high road speeds, tire
valves have a tendency to
open as a result of centrifugal
force.
Use valve caps with rubber seals
and screw them on firmly to prevent sudden tire deflation.
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Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Check tire pressures against
data below.
Operation
before continuing driving
(display flashes).
At very low temperatures, unload the motorcycles before
increasing the spring preload,
and have the passenger dismount if necessary.
Tire pressure, front
31.9 psi (2.2 bar) (Single rider, with cold tire)
36.3 psi (2.5 bar) (Driver with
passenger and/or load, with
cold tire)
Tire pressure, rear
36.3 psi (2.5 bar) (Single rider, with cold tire)
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Tire pressure, rear
42.1 psi (2.9 bar) (Driver with
passenger and/or load, with
cold tire)
Ordinary adhesive tape
damages the plastic lens.
To prevent damage to the plastic
lens, consult a specialized workshop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
If tire pressure is too low:
Correct tire pressure.
Headlight range and
spring preload
Headlight
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.
Adjusting headlight for
RHD/LHD traffic
If the motorcycle is ridden in a
country where the opposite rule
of the road applies, its asymmetric low-beam headlight will tend
to dazzle oncoming traffic.
Have the headlight adjusted to
the relevant conditions by a specialized workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
If you are unsure whether
the basic headlight setting
is correct, consult a specialized
workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Headlight range
adjustment
1
Headlight range adjustment
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.
with seat heating OE
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a
b
Normal position
Position with heavy payload
Turn the key counterclockwise
in the seat lock.
Disconnect connector 1.
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Front and rear seats
Removing passenger seat
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
When doing so, press the rear
seat down.
Lift the seat at the rear and
release the key.
Pull the seat to the rear to release it from its holders.
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with seat heating OE
Installing driver's seat
with seat heating OE
Removing passenger seat
( 73)
Operation
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Removing driver's seat
Disconnect plug 2.
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Lift seat up to remove.
Close connector 2.
Raise front seat at rear.
If too much pressure is applied in the forward direction, there is a danger that the
with seat heating OE
motorcycle will be pushed off its
stand.
Make sure that the motorcycle is
steady on its stand.
Firmly push the front seat into
the mount.
Installing passenger seat
( 75)
Close connector 1.
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Installing passenger seat
Installing driver's seat (
Operation
75
Slide front seat forward onto
seat supporting rod 1. Check
that the seat is correctly seated.
If the seat is installed in the
lower position, make sure that
its rubber buffers 3 engage in
the lower mount on the frame.
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If too much pressure is applied in the forward direction, there is a danger that the
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watch the position of the helmet
lock.
motorcycle will be pushed off its
stand.
Make sure that the motorcycle is
steady on its stand.
Slide rear seat into holders in
such a way that tongues engage their mounts.
Firmly press down on passenger seat at rear.
Passenger seat clicks audibly
into place.
Helmet holder
To do this, guide steel cable
through helmet and push cable
eyes onto holder.
Installing passenger seat
( 75)
Secure helmet on helmet holder 1 using steel cable available
as an optional accessory.
Locking helmet on
motorcycle
Removing passenger seat
( 73)
The helmet catch can
scratch the paneling.
When hooking on the helmet,
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Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
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Lowered suspension OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Parking your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Securing motorcycle for
transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
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Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
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Safety instructions
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Do not ride without the correct
clothing. Always wear:
Helmet
Rider's suit
Gloves
Boots
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Rider's equipment
This applies even to short journeys, and to every season of the
year. Your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer will be happy to
advise you and has the correct
clothing for every purpose.
Speed
If you ride at high speed, always
bear in mind that various boundary conditions can adversely affect the handling of your motorcycle:
Settings of spring-strut and
shock absorber system
Imbalanced load
Loose clothing
Insufficient tire inflation pressure
Poor tire tread
Etc.
Correct loading
Overloading and imbalanced loads can adversely
affect the motorcycle's handling.
Do not exceed the gross weight
limit and observe the loading
information.
Alcohol and drugs
Even small amounts of alcohol or drugs will adversely affect your perception and your
ability to assess situations and
make decisions, and slow down
your reflexes. Medication can exacerbate these effects.
Do not ride your motorcycle after
consuming alcohol, drugs and/or
medication.
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.
Do not touch parts of the ignition system when the engine is
running.
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.
Risk of fire
Temperatures at the exhaust are
high.
Flammable materials (e.g.
hay, leaves, grass, clothing
and luggage, etc.) could ignite
if allowed to come into contact
with the hot exhaust pipe.
Make sure that no highly
flammable materials can come
in contact with the hot exhaust
system.
Cooling would be inadequate if the engine were allowed to idle for a lengthy period
with the motorcycle at a standstill: overheating would result. In
extreme cases, the motorcycle
could catch fire.
Do not allow the engine to idle
unnecessarily. After starting, ride
off immediately.
Tampering with the
engine control unit
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Tampering with the engine
control unit can damage
the motorcycle and cause accidents.
Do not tamper with the engine
control unit.
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Tampering with the engine
control unit can result in
mechanical loads that the motorcycle's components are not
designed to withstand. Damage
caused in this way is not covered
by the warranty.
Do not tamper with the engine
control unit.
Checklist
Use the following checklist to
check important functions, settings and wear limits before you
ride off:
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Catalytic converter
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Brakes
Front and rear brake fluid levels
Clutch
Clutch fluid level
Damping setting and spring
preload
Tread depth and tire inflation
pressure
Firm seating of cases and luggage
At regular intervals:
Engine oil level (every time you
refuel)
Brake pad wear (during every
third stop for refueling)
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.
Pre-ride check is performed.
( 81)
ABS self-diagnosis is
performed. ( 81)
with Automatic Stability Control
(ASC) OE
ASC self-diagnosis is performed. ( 82)
Starting engine
Starting
Side stand
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
Press starter button 1.
Emergency ON/OFF switch in
run position a.
Switch on ignition.
At extremely low temperatures it may be necessary
to operate the throttle twist grip
during starting. At ambient temperatures below 32 °F (0 °C),
The start attempt is automatically interrupted if battery voltage is too low. Recharge
the battery before you start the
engine, or use jump leads and a
donor battery to start.
Engine starts.
If the engine fails to start, the
troubleshooting table in the
chapter "Technical Data" may
provide assistance. ( 140)
Pre-ride check
The instrument cluster runs a
test of the 'General' warning light
when the ignition is switched on:
this is the "Pre-Ride-Check" The
test is aborted if the engine is
started before it is completed.
Phase 1
General warning light shows
red.
CHECK! appears on the display.
Phase 2
General warning light shows
yellow.
CHECK! appears on the display.
with cruise-control system:
SET lamp lights up.
If the 'General' warning light does
not show:
Some malfunctions cannot
be indicated if the 'General' warning light cannot be displayed.
Check that the 'General' warning
light comes on, and that it shows
red and yellow.
Have the malfunction corrected
as soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
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ABS self-diagnosis
The readiness for operation of
the BMW Motorrad Integral ABS
is checked by the self-diagnosis.
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
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actuate the clutch after switching
on the ignition.
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Phase 2
Checking 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-diagnosis OE
The readiness for operation
of the BMW Motorrad ASC is
checked by the self-diagnosis.
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 warning light flashes
slowly.
ASC self-diagnosis
completed
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.
Lowered suspension OE
Motorcycles with lowered running
gear have less ground clearance
in all positions than motorcycles
with standard running gear.
Danger of accident due to
the motorcycle contacting
the ground unexpectedly early.
Observe the reduced ground
Test the clearance of your motorcycle at an angle in safe situations. Remember to take the
limited ground clearance of your
motorcycle into account when
driving over curbs and similar obstacles.
The lowering of the motorcycle
shortens the spring travel (see
the chapter "Technical Data"). A
possible reduction in the accustomed driving comfort may result. Especially when riding with
a passenger, the spring preload
should be adjusted accordingly.
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 runin speeds.
Engine break-in speed
<4000 min-1
Do not accelerate at full throttle.
Avoid low engine speeds at full
load.
After 300 - 750 miles (500 1,200 km), have the first inspection performed.
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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
New tires have a smooth surface. This must be roughened by
riding in a restrained manner at
various heel angles until the tires
are run in. This running in procedure is essential if the tires are to
achieve maximum grip.
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clearance of lowered motorcycles
in all positions.
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New tires have not
achieved their full adhesion
yet. There is a danger of
accidents when driving at
extreme angles.
Avoid extreme angles.
Brakes
How is the shortest
braking distance
achieved?
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 al-
so be actuated. With the "forced
braking" often practiced in which
the brake pressure is generated as quickly as possible and
with great force, the dynamic
load distribution cannot follow
the increased deceleration and
the braking force cannot be completely transferred to the road
surface. To prevent the front
wheel from locking, the ABS system must intervene and reduce
the brake pressure; the braking
distance increases.
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 washing the motorcycle, after driving through
water or in the rain, braking can
be delayed due to damp brake
disks and brake pads.
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 salt-covered
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.
Oil and grease on the brake
disks and pads considerably
diminish braking efficiency.
Especially after repair and maintenance tasks, make sure that
the brake disks 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.
Driving on unpaved or dirty
roads leads to increased
brake pad wear.
Check the brake pad thickness
more often and replace the brake
pads sooner.
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.
Use your left foot to extend
side stand fully.
The side stand is designed
to support only the weight
of the motorcycle.
Do not lean or sit on the
motorcycle with the side stand
extended.
Slowly lean motorcycle to side
until its weight is taken by
stand and dismount to left.
If the motorcycle is on the
side stand, the surface
of the ground will determine
whether it is better to turn the
handlebars to the left or right.
However, the motorcycle is more
stable on a level surface with the
handlebars turned to the left than
with the handlebars turned to the
right.
On level ground, always turn the
handlebars to the left to set the
steering lock.
Turn handlebars to full left or
right lock position.
Check that the motorcycle is
standing firmly.
On a grade, the motorcycle
should always face uphill;
select 1st gear.
Lock steering lock.
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Remove from side stand
Unlock steering lock.
From left, grip handlebars with
both hands.
Pull handbrake lever.
Swing your right leg over the
seat and lift motorcycle to upright position.
Hold motorcycle upright and
balanced.
An extended side stand can
catch on the ground when
the motorcycle is moving and
lead to a fall.
Retract the side stand before
moving the vehicle.
Sit on motorcycle and use your
left foot to retract 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 your left
hand on left handlebar grip.
With your right hand, take hold
of the rear frame.
Using your right foot, press
center stand toward rear until
feet rest on 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 the motorcycle is
standing firmly.
Lock steering lock.
Pushing off center stand
Unlock steering lock.
Place your left hand on left
handlebar grip.
With your right hand, take hold
of the rear frame.
Push motorcycle forward off
center stand.
Make sure that center stand is
fully retracted.
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.
Wipe off any fuel that gets onto
plastic parts immediately.
Leaded fuel will destroy the
catalytic converter.
Use only unleaded fuel.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
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Open protective cap.
Open fuel tank cap with ignition key by turning it counterclockwise.
Refuel with quality listed below
at most until lower edge of filler
neck is reached.
Recommended fuel quality
98 ROZ/RON (Super Plus
unleaded)
95 ROZ/RON (Super unleaded (fuel type can be used
with reduced performance
and consumption))
Riding
Fuel can attack the material of the windshield and
the side wind deflectors, making
them cloudy or unattractive.
Wipe off any fuel that gets onto
the windshield and wind deflectors immediately.
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Usable fuel quantity
approx. 27 liters
Riding
Reserve fuel quantity
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≥1.1 gal (≥4 l)
Press fuel tank cap down firmly
to close.
Remove key and close protective cap.
Securing motorcycle
for transport
Protect all components along
which straps are routed against
scratching. For example, use
adhesive tape or soft cloths.
The motorcycle can tip
away to the side and fall
over.
Secure the motorcycle against
tipping away to the side.
Push motorcycle onto transport
surface; do not place on side
stand or center stand.
Components can be damaged.
Do not pinch components, e.g.
brake lines or wiring harnesses.
Fasten front straps on both
sides on upper fork bridge.
Guide straps through leading
link and tension.
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Fasten straps at rear on both
sides on passenger footrests
and tension.
Tension all straps evenly; motorcycle should be compressed
as greatly as possible.
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Technology in detail
Brake system with BMW Motorrad
Integral ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
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RDC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Technology in detail
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Brake system with
BMW Motorrad Integral
ABS
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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 braking.
Spinning of the rear wheel
with the front brake pulled
(burn out) is made considerably more difficult by the integral function. The result may be
damage to the rear wheel brake
and the clutch.
Avoid burn-outs.
How does ABS work?
The maximum braking force that
can be transferred to the road
surface is partially dependent on
the friction coefficient of the road
surface. Gravel, ice, snow and
wet roads offer a considerably
poorer friction coefficient than a
dry, clean asphalt surface. The
poorer the friction coefficient of
the road surface is, the longer
the braking distance will be.
If the maximum 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 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.
What happens when
rough roads are
encountered?
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) so that the running wheels
turn in every imaginable case and
the driving stability is ensured.
After detecting the actual conditions, the system adjusts the
optimum brake pressure.
If the ABS system must reduce
the braking forces due to the
conditions described above, then
vibrations can be felt at the handbrake lever.
If the handbrake lever is pulled,
then braking pressure is built up
at the rear wheel with the integral
function. If the footbrake 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.
Lifting off rear wheel
However, during extremely heavy
and rapid decelerations it is possible that the BMW Motorrad Integral ABS cannot prevent the
rear wheel from lifting off the
ground. In these cases, the mo-
torcycle can also flip end over
end.
Heavy braking can lead to
the rear wheel lifting 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 on slippery surfaces.
Should a fault message result
due to one of the driving condi-
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tions described above, the ABS
function can be reactivated by
switching the ignition off and
then on again.
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maintenance?
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Any technical system is always only as good as its
maintenance condition.
To ensure that the BMW Motorrad 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
ASC OE
How does 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.
What are the design
characteristics of the
BMW Motorrad ASC?
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.
Even with ASC, physical
laws cannot be overridden.
The driver is always responsible
for adapting his/her driving style.
Do not reduce the additional
safety provided with risky
driving.
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 spinning or slipping
away of the rear wheel, the
speeds of the front and
rear wheel are compared. If
implausible values are detected
over a longer period of time, the
ASC function is deactivated for
safety reasons and an ASC 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
with ASC deactivated.
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 5 mph (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 driving 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.
Tire Pressure Control
TPC/RDC OE
Function
A sensor is located in each tire,
which measures the air temperature and the inflation 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
after a speed of approx. 20 mph
(30 km/h) is exceeded for the first
time. Before initial reception of
the tire inflation pressure, -- is
shown in the display for each tire.
The sensors continue to transmit
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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 two sets
of wheels with TPC/RDC sensors can be driven. If a TPC/RDC
control unit is installed, however
the wheels have no sensors, then
an error message is output.
Tire inflation pressure
ranges
The TPC/RDC control unit distinguishes between three inflation
pressure ranges matched to the
motorcycle:
Inflation pressure within the
permissible tolerance.
Inflation pressure at the limits
of the permissible tolerance.
Inflation pressure outside the
permissible tolerance.
A warning is also output if the
tire inflation pressure drops rapid-
ly within the permissible tolerance.
Adjusting inflation
pressure
Temperature
compensation
Compare the TPC/RDC value in
the multifunction display with the
value on the back cover of the
Rider's Manual. The difference
between the two values must be
compensated with the air pressure tester at the filling station.
The tire inflation pressure is temperature dependent, i.e. it increases or decreases together
with the tire temperature. The
tire temperature is dependent on
the ambient temperature and on
the driving style and duration.
The tire inflation pressures are
shown temperature-compensated in the multifunction display;
they refer to a tire temperature
of 68 °F (20 °C). No temperature compensation takes place in
the air pressure testers at filling
stations, i.e. the measured tire inflation pressure is dependent on
the tire temperature. As a result,
the values displayed there do not
match the values shown in the
multifunction display in most cases.
Example: According to the
Rider's Manual, the tire inflation
pressure is to be 36.3 psi
(2.5 bar), however 33.4 psi
(2.3 bar) is shown in the
multifunction display, i.e. it is low
by 2.9 psi (0.2 bar). The tester at
the filling station indicates 34.8
psi (2.4 bar). This value must be
increased by 2.9 psi (0.2 bar) to
37.7 psi (2.6 bar) to produce the
correct tire inflation pressure.
Accessories
Accessories
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Onboard socket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
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Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Topcase OA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Accessories
Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
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General instructions
BMW Motorrad recommends
the use of parts and accessories
for your motorcycle that are approved by BMW for this purpose.
Your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer is the right place to go
for genuine BMW parts and accessories,other BMW approved
products, and expert advice on
their installation and use.
These parts and products have
been tested by BMW for safety,
function and suitability. BMW
accepts product liability for these
products.
Conversely, BMW is unable to
accept any liability whatsoever
for parts and accessories which it
has not approved.
Observe the information on the
importance of tire sizes for chassis control systems ( 114).
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
The supply to the onboard socket is cut off automatically if battery voltage is low or the load
exceeds the maximum rating.
Onboard socket, front left
Onboard socket, rear left
Operating electrical
accessories
You can start using electrical accessories only when the ignition
is switched on. The accessory
remains operational if the ignition is subsequently switched off.
Approx. 15 minutes after switching off the ignition and/or during
starting, 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.
Adjust setting of spring
preload, damping characteristic
and tire inflation pressures to
suit total weight.
Ensure that case volumes on
left and right are equal.
Make sure that weight is uniformly distributed between
right and left.
Pack heavy items of luggage
downwards and inwards.
Observe maximum payload of
case and corresponding top
speed.
Payload of case
Luggage
Correct loading
Overloading and imbalanced loads can adversely
affect the motorcycle's handling.
Do not exceed the gross weight
limit and observe the loading
information.
≤22 lbs (≤10 kg)
Speed limit for driving
with case
≤112 mph (≤180 km/h)
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with (additional) onboard socket OE
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with Topcase OA
Observe maximum payload of
Topcase and corresponding
top speed.
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Payload of Topcase
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≤11 lbs (≤5 kg)
Payload of tank rucksack
≤11 lbs (≤5 kg)
Case
Opening case
Payload of Topcase
Press lock barrel 1.
Unlocking lever 2 pops up.
Fold release lever toward rear.
Open case lid.
with large Topcase OA
≤22 lbs (≤10 kg)
Speed limit for driving
with Topcase
≤112 mph (≤180 km/h)
with tank rucksack OA
Observe maximum payload of
tank rucksack.
Turn key in case lock to OPEN
position.
Case is unlocked.
Removing case
Closing case
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Pull release lever 2 completely
toward rear.
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.
Turn key in case lock to RELEASE position.
Handle pops out.
First pull handle 3 out, then
pull upward as far as possible.
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Topcase OA
Case is released and can be
removed.
Opening Topcase
Mounting case
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Fold up case handle as far as
possible.
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Insert case in brackets 4.
Press case handle 3 down until
it engages.
Case is correctly engaged on
its holders.
Turn key in case lock to LOCK
position.
Case is locked.
Check case for firm seating.
Turn key in Topcase lock to
OPEN position.
Topcase is unlocked.
Press lock barrel 1.
Unlocking lever 2 pops up.
Pull release lever upward.
Topcase lid opens.
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Pull release lever 2 completely
toward rear.
Close Topcase lid and press
down. Check that nothing is
trapped between lid and case.
Press release lever 2 down.
Release lever engages.
Turn key in Topcase lock to
LOCK position.
Topcase is locked.
Removing Topcase
Turn key in Topcase lock to
RELEASE position.
Handle pops out.
Pull up handle 3 completely.
Lift Topcase at rear and pull off
luggage rack.
Mounting Topcase
Pull up handle as far as possible.
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Topcase is locked.
Turn key in Topcase lock to
LOCK position.
Topcase is locked.
Check Topcase for firm seating.
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Hook Topcase into luggage
rack. Make sure that hooks 4
are securely seated in corresponding mounts 5.
Press handle 3 down until it
engages.
Maintenance
Maintenance
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Onboard toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
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Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Front wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Maintenance
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
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General instructions
Onboard toolkit
The 'Maintenance' chapter describes work involving the checking and replacement of wear
parts that can be performed with
a minimum of effort.
If special tightening torques are
to be taken into account for
assembly, these are listed. An
overview of all required tightening
torques is contained in the
chapter "Technical Data".
Information on additional maintenance and repair work is provided in the Repair Manual for your
motorcycle on DVD, which you
can obtain from your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Standard toolkit
Onboard-toolkit service
set OA
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Special tools and thorough specialized knowledge 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.
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4
Extension for screwdriver
insert
Screwdriver handle
Reversible screwdriver with
Phillips and straight blade
Tool for oil cap
for opening oil fill location
TORX wrench, T25
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3
4
5
Pull-out tool holder
for mounting all tools via
adapters and for removing
spark plug
1/4" bits
Bits of various sizes
3/8" Allen key, 22 mm
for removing quick-release
axle on front wheel
Flashlight
Socket wrench
Open-ended wrenches of
various sizes
Adapter
for holding 1/4" bits and
9x12 mm and 3/8" jointed
adapter
Engine oil
Checking engine oil level
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle at
operating temperature on its
center stand.
Wait five minutes after switching off engine at operating
temperature.
The engine can seize if the
oil level is low, and this can
lead to accidents.
Always make sure that the oil
level is correct.
The oil level varies with the
temperature of the oil. The
higher the temperature, the higher the level of oil in the sump.
Checking the oil level with the
engine cold or after 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.
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Engine oil level
max 0.5 quarts (max 0.5 l)
(Difference between MIN
and MAX)
Read off the oil level from the
display 1.
If oil level is below MIN mark:
Topping up engine oil ( 108)
If oil level is above MAX mark:
Have oil level corrected by a
specialized workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
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Topping up engine oil
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Engine oil, quantity for
topping up
max 0.5 quarts (max 0.5 l)
(Difference between MIN
and MAX)
Checking engine oil level
( 107)
Reinstall engine oil fill location
cap.
Brake system
Wipe area around fill location
clean.
Remove cap 1 of engine oil fill
location with toolkit.
Both too little and too
much engine oil can lead to
engine damage.
Always make sure that the oil
level is correct.
Add engine oil up to specified
level.
Brake safety
A fully functional brake system is
a basic requirement for the road
safety of your motorcycle.
Do not ride the motorcycle if you
have any doubts about the dependability of the brake system.
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.
If no clear pressure points are
perceptible:
Have the brakes checked by a
certified workshop, preferably
an authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Brake pads
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Checking front brake pad
thickness
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
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Visually inspect left and right
brake pads to ascertain their
thickness. Direction of view:
between wheel and fork tube
at brake caliper.
Front brake-pad wear
limit
min 0.04 in (min 1.0 mm)
(Only friction material without
carrier plate. Wear marking
(grooves) must be clearly
visible.)
If the wear indicating marks are
no longer clearly visible:
Have the brake pads replaced
by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
Maintenance
Dropping below the minimum pad thickness leads
to reduced braking performance
and may result in damage to the
brakes.
In order to ensure the operating
reliability of the brake system,
make sure that the brake pads
are not worn beyond their minimum thickness.
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Checking rear brake pad
thickness
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Dropping below the minimum pad thickness leads
to reduced braking performance
and may result in damage to the
brakes.
In order to ensure the operating
reliability of the brake system,
make sure that the brake pads
are not worn beyond their minimum thickness.
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Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Brake pad wear
The rear brake has a brake-pad
wear indicator.
Check brake pads on rear
brake caliper with visual
inspection from left.
Rear brake-pad wear limit
0.04 in (1.0 mm) (Only friction material without carrier
plate. Brake disk must not
be visible through bore hole
of inner brake pad.)
If brake disk is visible:
Have the brake pads replaced
by a specialized workshop,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer.
Shaft 1 with three marker rings 2
is between the brake pads.
How to interpret the marks:
Three rings visible: brake-pad
thickness is at least 75 %
Two rings visible: brake-pad
thickness is at least 50 %
One ring visible: brake-pad
thickness is at least 25 %
No rings visible: brake pads
worn to wear limit; check as
described above
Brake fluid
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Checking front brake fluid
level
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
its center stand.
Turn handlebars one time each
completely to left and right,
then move into straight-ahead
position.
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Read off brake fluid level at
front 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
The brake fluid level must
not fall below the MIN mark
(Brake-fluid reservoir horizontal. Turn handlebars once
completely to left and right
before reading.)
If brake fluid level drops below
permissible level:
Have the defect corrected as
soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably an
Maintenance
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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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.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
its center stand.
Removing driver's seat ( 74)
Read off brake fluid level at
reservoir 1.
The brake fluid level in the
brake-fluid reservoir drops
due to brake pad wear.
Rear brake fluid level
Brake fluid DOT4
The brake fluid level must
not fall below the MIN mark.
(Brake-fluid reservoir horizontal)
If brake fluid level drops below
permissible level:
Have the defect corrected as
soon as possible by a specialized workshop, preferably an
authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Checking clutch operation
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 motorcycle.
Measure tire tread depth in
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 locations of the marks
are indicated on the edge of the
tire, e.g. by the letters TI, TWI or
by an arrow.
When the minimum tread depth
is reached:
Replace tires concerned.
Rims
Visual inspection
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Visually inspect rims for defects.
Have damaged rims checked
and, if necessary, replaced by
a specialized workshop, prefer-
ably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Wheels
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Tire recommendation
For every size of tire, BMW Motorrad has tested and approved
certain makes as roadworthy.
BMW Motorrad cannot evaluate
the suitability of other tires, and
can therefore take no responsibility for their driving safety.
BMW Motorrad recommends
only using the tires tested and
approved by BMW Motorrad.
Extensive information is available
at your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer or on the Internet at
www.bmw-motorrad.com.
Maintenance
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Affect of wheel sizes on
chassis control systems
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The wheel sizes play a major role
in the chassis control systems
ABS and ASC. Especially the diameter and width of the wheels
are stored in the control unit as
the basis for all necessary calculations. A change in these sizes
due to conversion to others than
the wheels installed as standard
equipment can seriously affect
the control comfort of these systems.
The sensor wheels required for
wheel speed detection must also
match the control systems installed and may not be replaced.
If you want to equip your motorcycle with different wheels,
please speak to a specialized
workshop, and preferably a BMW
Motorrad retailer. In some cases the data stored in the control
units can be adapted to the new
wheel sizes.
Maintenance
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TPC/RDC sticker OE
or the specialized workshop of
the TPC/RDC sensor.
Removing front wheel
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
its center stand.
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/RDC, a corresponding sticker is located on the wheel rim
at the position of the TPC/RDC
sensor. During a tire change it
must be ensured that the TPC/
RDC sensor is not damaged. Inform the BMW Motorrad retailer
Remove screws 1 on left and
right.
Take out mudguard toward
front while pulling apart somewhat to side.
Mask off area of wheel rim that
could be scratched in process
of removing brake calipers.
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Once the calipers have
been removed, there is
a risk of the brake pads being
pressed together to the extent
that they cannot be slipped back
over the brake 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.
Carefully pull brake calipers
back and out until clear of
brake disks.
Raise front of motorcycle until
the front wheel can turn freely.
BMW Motorrad recommends
the BMW Motorrad front-wheel
stand for lifting the motorcycle.
Mounting front wheel stand
( 120)
Remove axle clamping screw 5.
Remove quick-release axle 6
while supporting wheel.
When rolling out wheel, watch
ABS sensor on left side.
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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.
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Roll front wheel forward to remove.
Remove spacing bushing on
left side from front wheel hub.
Mount spacing bushing on left
side on wheel hub.
Quick-release axle in axle
mount
Installing front wheel
Malfunctions may occur
during control interventions
by ABS and ASC if a wheel other
than the standard wheel is installed.
Please see the information on
the effect of wheel sizes on the
chassis control systems ABS
and ASC at the beginning of this
chapter.
Lift front wheel and install
quick-release axle 6 with
appropriate torque.
37 lb/ft (50 Nm)
Tighten axle clamping screw 5
with appropriate torque.
Clamping screw for
quick-release axle
Roll front wheel into front
wheel guide.
When rolling in wheel, watch
ABS sensor on left side.
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Remove front wheel stand.
braking effect kicks in without
any delay.
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Operate brakes several times
until brake pads contact brake
disk.
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Install screws 1 on left and
right.
Removing rear wheel
Install securing screws 2 on left
and right with specified torque.
Brake caliper on slider
tube
22 lb/ft (30 Nm)
Remove adhesive tape from
wheel rim.
Braking efficiency is impaired if the brake pads are
not correctly bedded against the
disks.
Before driving off, check that the
The cable of the ABS sensor could chafe through if
it comes into contact with the
brake disk.
Ensure installation of the ABS
sensor cable close to the front
suspension.
Route ABS sensor cable 7 as
shown in picture.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
its center stand.
Maintenance
Ease brake calipers onto brake
disks.
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Shift into first gear.
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Components of the exhaust
system can be hot.
Do not touch hot parts of the
exhaust system.
Remove screw 2 for bracket of muffler from passenger
footrest.
Unscrew clamping screw 1 on
muffler.
Do not remove sealing grease
from clamp.
Remove bolts 3 of rear wheel,
holding wheel as you do so.
Roll rear wheel out toward rear.
Installing rear wheel
Turn muffler outward.
Malfunctions may occur
during control interventions
by ABS and ASC if a wheel other
than the standard wheel is installed.
Please see the information on
the effect of wheel sizes on the
chassis control systems ABS
and ASC at the beginning of this
chapter.
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Tightening sequence: Tighten diagonally
44 lb/ft (60 Nm)
Place rear wheel on rear wheel
support.
If the gap between the rear
wheel and the muffler is too
small, the rear wheel can overheat.
The gap between the rear wheel
and the muffler must be at least
20 mm.
Turn muffler to its initial position.
Install screws 3 with specified
torque.
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Rear wheel on wheel carrier
Install screw 2 for muffler
bracket in rear footrest, but do
not tighten it yet.
Maintenance
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.
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motorcycle standing on the front
wheel stand and the rear wheel
alone can fall over.
Place the motorcycle on the center stand or an auxiliary stand
before lifting it with the BMW
Motorrad front wheel stand.
Maintenance
Make sure ground is level and
firm and place motorcycle on
center stand.
Use basic stand with tool number (0 402 241) in combination with front-wheel adapter
(0 402 242).
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Align clamp 1 with marking A
on marking on muffler and
tighten screw to specified
torque.
Clamp on muffler and
manifold
Tighten screw 2 for bracket of
muffler on passenger footrest
with appropriate torque.
Muffler on footrest system
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
41 lb/ft (55 Nm)
Front wheel stand
Mounting front wheel
stand
The BMW Motorrad front
wheel stand is not designed
for holding motorcycles without a
center or other auxiliary stands. A
Loosen adjusting screws 1.
Align two mounts 2 so that
front suspension rests securely
on them.
Tighten adjusting screws 1.
General instructions
If the motorcycle is resting
on the center stand: The
motorcycle is raised too far at the
front, the center stand lifts off the
ground and the motorcycle can
tip over to the 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.
A warning appears in the multifunction display if a bulb is defective. If the brake or rear light
fails, the symbol is accompanied
by the 'General' warning light,
which lights up yellow. If the rear
light fails the second filament of
the brake light shines at reduced
brightness to double as a rear
light. Even though you have this
substitute rear light, the indicators in the display tell you that a
bulb defect has occurred.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easier for other users to
oversee the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
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Maintenance
Lamps
Push two mounts 2 far enough
apart that front suspension fits
between them.
Use locating pins 3 to set front
wheel stand to desired height.
Center front wheel stand relative to front wheel and push it
against front axle.
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The bulb is pressurized and
can cause injury if dam-
Make sure that the motorcycle is
steady on its stand.
aged.
Wear eye and hand protection
when replacing bulbs.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
An overview of the bulb
types installed in your motorcycle is provided in the chapter "Technical Data".
Switch off ignition.
To achieve better accessibility, turn the handlebars to
the left.
Install cover 1.
Check that bulb is corrected
seated (by looking in through
headlight lens).
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 high-beam bulb
If it is not standing firmly,
the motorcycle could topple
in the course of the operations
described below.
Replacing left low-beam
bulb
Turn cover 1 counterclockwise
and remove it.
Removing low-beam/high-beam
bulb ( 124)
Installing low-beam/high-beam
bulb ( 124)
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 motorcycle.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
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Switch off ignition.
Switch off ignition.
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To achieve better accessibility, turn the handlebars to
the left.
Maintenance
To achieve better accessibility, turn the handlebars to
the left.
Install cover 1.
Check that bulb is corrected
seated (by looking in through
headlight lens).
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Replacing right low-beam
bulb
Turn cover 1 counterclockwise
and remove it.
Removing low-beam/high-beam
bulb ( 124)
Installing low-beam/high-beam
bulb ( 124)
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.
Turn cover 1 counterclockwise
and remove it.
Removing low-beam/high-beam
bulb ( 124)
Installing low-beam/high-beam
bulb ( 124)
Removing low-beam/highbeam bulb
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(preferably by hooking it into
the headlight housing).
Maintenance
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Install cover 1.
Check that bulb is corrected
seated (by looking in through
headlight lens).
Disconnect plug 1.
Remove bulb 3.
Installing low-beam/highbeam bulb
Replace defective bulb.
Bulb for low-beam headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Disengage spring clip 2 at
left and right and secure it
Bulb for high-beam
headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Make sure that the motorcycle is
steady on its stand.
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Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
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Install bulb 3, making sure that
the lug 4 faces upward and the
bulb is securely engaged.
Install connector 1.
Left and right parking
light bulb
The procedure for replacing the
left parking light bulb is described
below. The procedure for replacing the right parking light bulb is
analogous.
Replacing parking light
bulb
Mount spring strap 2 on left
and right in catch.
Maintenance
Switch off ignition.
If it is not standing firmly,
the motorcycle could topple
in the course of the operations
described below.
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Apply firm forward pressure
with the flat of your hand to
push the mirror back out of the
anchorage.
ward (right side of motorcycle:
swivel lever upward).
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Remove screw 1 while holding
fairing side panel in place.
Parking-light bulb is accessible
through opening.
Pull bulb 5 out of bulb holder.
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Replace defective bulb.
Bulb for parking light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Take off fairing side panel 2.
Remove bulb holder 3 from
headlight housing by turning
counterclockwise. To do this,
swivel lever 4 on holder down-
properly seated in mount provided.
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Insert bulb 5 into bulb socket.
Install bulb socket in headlight
housing by turning clockwise.
Install trim piece 2, making
sure that lug of trim piece is
Install screw 1.
If rubber mounts or retaining pins of the mirrors are
greased, the mirrors can easily become detached from their
anchoring.
Do not grease rubber mounting
and retaining pin.
Install mirror in mirror housing,
making sure that three connectors completely engage in
respective mounts.
Check that bulb is corrected
seated (by looking in through
headlight lens).
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Replacing rear brake, tail
light or rear turn indicator
bulbs
Press bulb 4 into socket and
turn counterclockwise to remove.
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.
Replace defective bulb.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Bulb for taillight/brake
light
P21W / 12 V / 21 W
Pull bulb housing toward rear
until it is clear of holders 2.
Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, rear
P21W / 12 V / 21 W
Switch off ignition.
with white turn indicators OE
PY21W / 12 V / 21 W
Remove screws 1 on left and
right.
Turn bulb holder 3 counterclockwise to remove it from
bulb housing.
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Install bulb 4 in bulb socket 3.
Install bulb socket in lamp
housing.
Install screws 1 on left and
right.
Replacing front turn
indicator bulb
Apply firm forward pressure
with flat of hand to push mirror
out of anchorage.
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Switch off ignition.
Insert lamp housing 2 into
holders.
Maintenance
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Turn bulb holder 1 counterclockwise to remove it from
bulb housing.
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Press bulb 2 into socket and
turn counterclockwise to remove.
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 engine of the
motorcycle.
Replace defective bulb.
Maintenance
Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, front
P21W / 12 V / 21 W
with white turn indicators OE
PY21W / 12 V / 21 W
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If rubber mounts or retaining pins of the mirrors are
greased, the mirrors can easily become detached from their
anchoring.
Do not grease rubber mounting
and retaining pin.
Install mirror in mirror housing,
making sure that three connectors completely engage in
respective mounts.
Install bulb 2 in bulb socket 1.
Install bulb socket in lamp
housing.
Jump-starting
The wires leading to the
power socket do not have
a load-capacity rating adequate
Touching live parts of the
ignition system with the
engine running can cause electric
shock.
Do not touch parts of the ignition system when the engine is
running.
A short-circuit can result
if the crocodile clips of
the jump leads are accidentally brought into contact with the
motorcycle.
Use only jump leads fitted with
fully insulated crocodile clips at
both ends.
Jump-starting with a donorbattery voltage higher than
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Removing driver's seat ( 74)
When jump-starting the engine,
do not disconnect the battery
from the onboard electrical system.
Remove protective cap from
positive battery terminal.
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.
Run engine of donor vehicle
during jump-starting.
Start engine of the vehicle with
discharged battery in usual
way; if engine does not start,
wait a few minutes before repeating attempt in order to protect starter motor and donor
battery.
Allow both engines to idle for a
few minutes before disconnecting jump leads.
Disconnect jumper lead from
negative terminal first, then
from positive cable.
Mount protective cap on positive battery terminal.
To start the engine, do not
use start sprays or similar
items.
Installing driver's seat (
74)
Battery
Maintenance instructions
Correct upkeep, recharging and
storage will prolong the life of
the battery and are essential if
warranty claims are to be considered.
Compliance with the points below is important in order to 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,
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Maintenance
12 V can damage the motorcycle
electronics.
The battery of the donor vehicle
must have a voltage of 12 V.
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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.
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.
Charging connected
battery
Charging the connected
battery directly at the battery terminals can damage the
motorcycle electronics.
To charge the battery via the
battery terminals, disconnect the
battery first.
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 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, as applicable,
71 60 7 688 865 (110 V). If in
doubt, charge the disconnected
battery directly at the terminals.
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 the 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
Charging disconnected
battery
Charge battery using a suitable
charger.
Comply with the operating instructions of the charger.
Once the battery is fully
charged, disconnect the
charger's terminal clips from
the battery terminals.
Removing battery
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 motorcycle.
Switch off ignition.
Removing driver's seat ( 74)
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.
Always observe the proper
sequence.
Remove battery ground wire 2
first.
Then pull off protective cap
and remove positive battery
cable 3.
Remove screw 1, unhook retaining strap at bottom and remove.
Lift out battery upward; if it
is difficult to move, moving it
back and forth will help.
Installing battery
Place battery in battery compartment, positive terminal on
right in direction of travel.
An incorrect disconnection
sequence increase the risk
of short-circuiting.
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Maintenance
directly at the terminals of the
disconnected battery.
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Hook in retaining hoop at bottom, push over battery and install screw 1.
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 3.
Place protective cap on battery
positive terminal.
Then install the negative battery cable 2.
If the motorcycle was disconnected from the battery for a longer time, the current
date must be entered in the instrument cluster to ensure the
proper operation of the service
display.
Consult a certified workshop,
preferably an authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer, for setting of
the date.
Installing driver's seat (
Setting clock (
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Care
Care
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Washing your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . 136
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Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Protective wax coating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Storing motorcycle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Returning motorcycle to use . . . . . . . 138
Care
Cleaning sensitive motorcycle
parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
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Care
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Care products
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use cleaning and care
products available at your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
BMW CareProducts have been
materials tested, laboratory tested, and field tested and provide
optimum care and protection for
the materials used in your 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
Brake early until the brakes are
dry or braked until dry.
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use BMW Insect Remover to soften and wash off
insects and stubborn dirt from
painted parts before washing the
motorcycle.
To prevent stains, do not wash
the motorcycle immediately after
it has been exposed to bright
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.
Warm water intensifies the
effect of salt.
Only use cold water to remove
road salt.
After washing the motorcycle, after driving through
water or in the rain, braking can
be delayed due to damp brake
disks and brake pads.
The high pressure of steam
cleaners can damage seals,
the hydraulic brake system, the
electrical system and the seat.
Do not use a steam jet or highpressure cleaning equipment.
Cleaning sensitive
motorcycle parts
Plastics
Clean plastic parts with water
and BMW plastic care emulsion.
This includes in particular:
Windshields and wind deflectors
Headlight lens made of plastic
Covering glass of the instrument cluster
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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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
Care
Black, unpainted parts
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cleaning naphtha or spirit on a
clean cloth or cotton ball. BMW
Motorrad recommends removing tar spots with BMW Tar Remover. Then add a protective
wax coating to the paint at these
locations.
Care
Protective wax coating
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To preserve the finish of your
motorcycle, BMW Motorrad recommends using BMW Car Wax
or agents that contain carnauba
or synthetic waxes.
A sure sign that the paint must
be protected, is the fact that water no longer pearls up on it.
Storing motorcycle
Clean the motorcycle.
Remove battery.
Spray the brake and clutch
lever, and the main and side
stand pivots with a suitable lubricant.
Coat bare metal and chromeplated parts with an acid-free
grease (e.g. Vaseline).
Park motorcycle in a dry room
so that both wheels are unloaded. Appropriate auxiliary
stands are available at your authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Before putting the motorcycle into storage, have
the engine oil and the oil filter
element changed by a specialist workshop, preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Combine work for storing/returning to use with maintenance service or an inspection.
Returning motorcycle
to use
Remove the protective wax
coating.
Clean the motorcycle.
Install a charged battery.
Before starting: Observe
checklist.
Technical data
Technical data
Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Riding specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
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Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Wheels and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Electrical system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Technical data
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
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Technical data
140
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Troubleshooting chart
Possible cause
Remedy
Emergency ON/OFF switch
Emergency ON/OFF switch in operating position
Side stand
Retract the side stand. (
Gear engaged and clutch not operated
Select neutral or pull clutch lever (
Clutch disengaged before ignition on
Switch on the ignition, then pull the clutch lever
No fuel in tank
Refueling (
Battery drained
Charging connected battery (
80)
86)
132)
80)
Threaded fasteners
Value
Valid
141
Brake caliper on slider tube
M8 x 32 - 10.9
22 lb/ft (30 Nm)
Clamping screw for quick-release axle
M8 x 35
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Quick-release axle in axle mount
M24 x 1.5
37 lb/ft (50 Nm)
Rear wheel
Value
41 lb/ft (55 Nm)
Muffler on footrest system
M8 x 35
14 lb/ft (19 Nm)
Rear wheel on wheel carrier
M10 x 1.25 x 40
Valid
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Clamp on muffler and manifold
M8
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Front wheel
Tighten diagonally
44 lb/ft (60 Nm)
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Engine
Engine design
Longitudinally oriented two-cylinder, four-stroke
boxer motor with overhead camshaft, air cooling,
oil-cooled exhaust ports, and electronic fuel injection
Displacement
1170 cc (1170 cm3)
Cylinder bore
4 in (101 mm)
Piston stroke
2.9 in (73 mm)
Compression ratio
12.0:1
Rated output
110 hp (81 kW), At: 7500 min-1
with power
reduction OE
101 hp (74 kW), At: 7500 min-1
Torque
85 lb/ft (115 Nm), At: 6000 min-1
Maximum engine speed
max 8000 min-1
Idle speed
-1
1150+150
+-50 min , With increased energy requirement, partial increase of idle speed is possible.
Recommended fuel quality
98 ROZ/RON, Super Plus unleaded
95 ROZ/RON, Super unleaded (fuel type can be
used with reduced performance and consumption)
Usable fuel quantity
approx. 27 liters
Reserve fuel quantity
≥1.1 gal (≥4 l)
Engine oil
Engine oil, capacity
max 1.1 gal (max 4.0 l), with filter change
Lubricant
Engine oil 20W-50
Engine oil, quantity for topping up
max 0.5 quarts (max 0.5 l), Difference between
MIN and MAX
Oil grades
Engine oils of the API classification SF or better.
Engine oils of the ACEA classification A2 or better. BMW Motorrad recommends not using synthetic oils for the first 6,000 miles (10,000 km).
Ask your BMW Motorrad retailer for engine oils
suitable for your motorcycle.
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Fuel
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Permissible viscosity classes
SAE 5 W- ≥30
-4...68 °F (-20...20 °C), Operation at low temperatures
SAE 10 W-40
14...86 °F (-10...30 °C), Operation at moderate
temperatures
SAE 15 W- ≥40
≥32 °F (≥0 °C)
SAE 20 W- ≥40
≥32 °F (≥0 °C)
SAE 5 W- ≥50
≥-4 °F (≥-20 °C), High-quality and synthetic oil for
operation at all temperatures
SAE 10 W- ≥50
≥-4 °F (≥-20 °C), High-quality and synthetic oil for
operation at all temperatures
Clutch
Clutch design
Single-plate dry clutch
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Transmission design
Helical 6-speed transmission with integrated torsional vibration damper, claw shifting via sliding
sleeves
Transmission gear ratios
1.824
2.277
1.583
1.259
1.033
0.903
0.805
(31:17
(41:18
(38:24
(34:27
(31:30
(28:31
(29:36
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
teeth),
Primary gear ratio
1st gear
2nd gear
3rd gear
4th gear
5th gear
6th gear
Technical data
Transmission
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Rear-wheel drive
Type of final drive
Shaft drive with bevel gears
Type of rear suspension
BMW EVO lever
Gear ratio of rear-wheel drive
2.62:1
Running gear
Front wheel
Type of front suspension
BMW Telelever, upper fork bridge tilt decoupled,
leading link mounted in engine and on telescopic
fork, centrally positioned spring strut supported on
leading link and main frame
Design of front suspension strut
Central spring strut with coil pressure spring and
twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorber
with Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) OE
Spring travel, front
with
lowering OE
Central spring strut with coil pressure spring and
electric 3x adjustable damper setting (rebound
and compression)
4.7 in (120 mm), On wheel
3.7 in (94 mm), On wheel
Type of rear suspension
BMW EVO lever
Type of rear suspension
Central spring strut with single-tube gas-filled
shock absorber, steplessly adjustable reboundstage damping and hydraulically adjustable spring
preload
with Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) OE
Central spring strut with single-tube gas-filled
shock absorber, electric 3x adjustable reboundstage damping and electrohydraulic 3x adjustable
spring preload
Spring travel, rear
5.3 in (135 mm), On wheel
with lowering OE
4.3 in (109 mm), On wheel
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Rear wheel
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Brakes
Type of front brake
Hydraulically operated twin disk brake with 4-piston fixed calipers and floating brake disks
Brake-pad material, front
Sintered metal
Type of rear brake
Hydraulic disk brake with 2-piston floating caliper
and fixed brake disk
Brake-pad material, rear
Organic
Wheels and tires
Recommended tire combinations
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You can obtain an overview of the current tire
approvals from your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer or on the Internet at www.bmw-motorrad.com.
Front wheel
Front wheel design
Cast wheel with 5 double spokes, MT H2
Front-wheel rim size
3.50" x 17"
Front tire designation
120/70 ZR17
Rear wheel
Rear wheel design
Cast wheel with 5 double spokes, MT H2
Rear-wheel rim size
5.50" x 17"
Rear tire designation
180/55 ZR17
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Tire pressure, front
31.9 psi (2.2 bar), Single rider, with cold tire
36.3 psi (2.5 bar), Driver with passenger and/or
load, with cold tire
Tire pressure, rear
36.3 psi (2.5 bar), Single rider, with cold tire
42.1 psi (2.9 bar), Driver with passenger and/or
load, with cold tire
Technical data
Tire inflation pressures
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Electrical system
Electrical rating of onboard socket
max 10 A
Fuses
All electrical circuits are electronically protected.
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.
Battery
Battery design
AGM (Absorptive Glass Matt) battery
Battery voltage
12 V
Battery capacity
19 Ah
Spark plugs
Spark plugs, manufacturer and designation
Bosch YR5LDE
NGK DCPR 8 EKC
Electrode gap of spark plug
0.03±0.01 in (0.8±0.1 mm), New
max 0.04 in (max 1.0 mm), Wear limit
Secondary spark plugs, manufacturer and designation
Bosch YR5LDE
NGK DCPR 8 EKC
Electrode gap of secondary spark plug
0.03±0.01 in (0.8±0.1 mm), New
max 0.04 in (max 1.0 mm), Wear limit
Bulb for high-beam headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulb for low-beam headlight
H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulb for parking light
W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Bulb for taillight/brake light
P21W / 12 V / 21 W
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front
with white turn indicators OE
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear
with white turn
indicators OE
P21W / 12 V / 21 W
PY21W / 12 V / 21 W
P21W / 12 V / 21 W
PY21W / 12 V / 21 W
Frame
Frame design
Steel-tube front frame with steel-tube rear frame
and carrying drive unit
Location of type plate
under seat
Location of vehicle identification number
Front frame, upper center
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Bulbs
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Dimensions
Motorcycle length
87.8 in (2230 mm)
Motorcycle height
56.3 in (1430 mm), above windshield, lower position, at DIN unladen weight
with lowering OE
55.5 in (1410 mm), above windshield, lower position, at DIN unladen weight
Motorcycle width
31.5 in (800 mm), Over handlebars without mirrors
Motorcycle width
35.6 in (905 mm), Over handlebars with mirrors
Driver's seat height
32.3...33.1 in (820...840 mm), at unladen weight
with low driver's seat OE
30.7...31.5 in (780...800 mm), at unladen weight
with lowering OE
29.5 in (750 mm), at unladen weight
Rider's inside-leg arc, heel to heel
with low driver's
with lowering OE
seat OE
74...75.6 in (1880...1920 mm)
70.9...72.4 in (1800...1840 mm)
68.9 in (1750 mm)
Unladen weight
571 lbs (259 kg), DIN unladen weight, ready for
road, 90 % full tank of gas, without OE
Permissible gross weight
1091 lbs (495 kg)
Maximum payload
520 lbs (236 kg)
Riding specifications
Top speed
>124 mph (>200 km/h)
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Technical data
Weights
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Service
Service
Reporting safety defects . . . . . . . . . . . 156
BMW Motorrad Service . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
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BMW Motorrad Service Card - Onthe-spot breakdown assistance . . . . 157
BMW Motorrad Service
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Confirmation of maintenance
work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Confirmation of service . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Service
BMW Motorrad Service Quality . . . . 157
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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 1-888-3274236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain
other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
Advanced technology requires
specially adapted methods of
maintenance and repair.
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.
You can obtain information on
the contents of the BMW Services from your BMW Motorrad
retailer.
Have all maintenance and repair
work carried out confirmed in the
"Service" chapter in this manual.
Your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer is supplied with all the
latest technical information and
therefore possesses the neces-
sary 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, BMW
Motorrad recommends that you
adhere to the regular maintenance schedule for your motorcycle, preferably having the work
done by your authorized BMW
Motorrad retailer. For generous
treatment of claims submitted
after the warranty period has expired, evidence of regular maintenance is essential.
Certain signs of wear, moreover,
may otherwise not be noticed
until it is too late to 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.
BMW Motorrad Service
Card - On-the-spot
breakdown assistance
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, you contact the Mobile Service of BMW Motorrad.
Here you will find our specialists
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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 its worldwide service network, BMW Motorrad can attend
to 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 concerning the international dealership network
can be found in the brochure
"Service Contact Europe" or
"Service Contact Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Oceania".
Maintenance work
BMW Pre-Delivery Check
The BMW pre-delivery check is
carried out by your authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer before it
turns over the motorcycle to you.
BMW Running-in Check
The BMW running-in check has
to be performed when the motorcycle has covered between
300 miles (500 km) and 750
miles (1,200 km).
BMW Service
BMW Service is carried out once
a year. The scope of the services performed may be dependent on the vehicle owner and
the mileage driven. Your BMW
Motorrad retailer confirms that
the service has been performed
and enters the date for the next
service.
For drivers who drive long distances annually, it may be necessary to come in for service before
the entered date. In this case a
corresponding maximum odometer reading will also be entered in
the confirmation of service. If this
odometer reading is reached before the next service date, service
must be performed sooner.
The service display in the multifunction display reminds you of
the next service date approx. one
month or 600 miles (1,000 km)
before the entered values.
BMW Pre-Delivery
Check
BMW Running-in
Check
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
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Confirmation of maintenance work
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BMW Service
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
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BMW Service
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BMW Service
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
BMW Service
BMW Service
Conducted
Conducted
Conducted
on
on
on
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
Next service
at the latest
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
on
or, if reached sooner,
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Odometer reading
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
Stamp, Signature
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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.
Service
Work carried out
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Odometer
reading
Date
Odometer
reading
Date
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A
Abbreviations and symbols, 6
ABS
Self-diagnosis, 81
Technology in detail, 92
Warning indicators, 32
Accessories
General instructions, 98
Anti-theft alarm
Indicator light, 18
Warning indicators, 42
ASC
Operation, 59
Self-diagnosis, 82
Warning indicators, 35
B
Battery
Battery charging-current
warning indicator, 28
Charging connected
battery, 132
Charging disconnected
battery, 133
Installing, 133
Location, 15
Maintenance instructions, 131
Removing, 133
BMW Motorrad Service, 157
BMW Motorrad Service
Card, 157
Brake fluid
Check, 111
Front reservoir, 11
Rear reservoir, 15
Brake pads
Checking brake pad
thicknesses, 109
Running in, 83
Brakes
Adjusting handbrake lever, 67
Checking operation, 108
Safety instructions, 84
Technical data, 148
C
Case
Operation, 100
Checklist, 79
Clock, 22
Adjusting, 49
Operating element, 18
Clutch
Adjusting clutch lever, 66
Fluid reservoir, 13
Technical data, 145
Confirmation of maintenance
work, 159
Cruise control
Indicator light, 25
Operating element, 16
Operation, 63
Currentness of this manual, 7
D
Damping
Adjusting, 68
Rear adjustment element, 11
Dimensions
Technical data, 152
ESA
Operating element, 16
Operation, 69
F
Frame
Technical data, 151
Front wheel stand
Mounting, 120
Fuel
Fill level indicator, 22
Fill location, 13
Refueling, 86
Reserve-quantity warning
indicator, 27
Technical data, 143
Fuses, 150
G
Gear indicator, 22
H
Handlebar fittings
General view, left, 16
General view, right, 17
Hazard warning flashers
Operating element, 16, 17
Operation, 57
Headlight
Headlight range, 72
Headlight range adjustment, 11
Overview, 19
RHD/LHD traffic, 72
Headlight flasher, 16
Heated hand grips, 60
Operating element, 17
Helmet holder, 15, 76
High-beam headlight
Indicator light, 22
Operating element, 16
Switching on, 56
Horn, 16
I
Idling
Indicator light, 22
Ignition
Switching off, 47
Switching on, 47
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E
Electrical system
Technical data, 150
Emergency ON/OFF switch, 17,
59
Engine
Engine-electronics warning
indicator, 27
Operating element, 17
Starting, 80
Technical data, 142
Temperature display, 22
Engine oil
Checking fill level, 107
Engine oil-level warning
indicator, 32
Engine oil-pressure warning
indicator, 28
Fill level indicator, 11
Fill location, 11
Technical data, 143
Temperature display, 22
Topping up, 108
Equipment, 7
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Immobilizer, 48
Warning indicator, 27
Indicator lights, 18
Overview, 22
Instrument cluster
Ambient brightness sensor, 18
Overview, 18
J
Jump-starting, 130
K
Keys, 47, 49
L
Lamps
Bulb-defect warning
indicator, 28, 29
General instructions, 121
Headlight overview, 19
Replacing brake light bulb, 128
Replacing front turn indicator
bulb, 129
Replacing high-beam bulb, 122
Replacing left low-beam
bulb, 122
Replacing parking light
bulb, 125
Replacing rear turn indicator
bulb, 128
Replacing right low-beam
bulb, 123
Replacing tail light bulb, 128
Technical data, 151
Lights
Headlight flasher, 56
Switching on high-beam
headlight, 56
Switching on low-beam
headlight, 56
Switching on parking lights, 55,
56
Low-beam headlight
Switching on, 56
Lowered suspension
Limitations, 82
Luggage
Information on loading and
securing, 99
M
Maintenance
General instructions, 106
Maintenance intervals, 158
Mirrors
Adjusting, 67
Motorcycle
Returning to use, 138
Storing, 138
Switching off, 85
Multifunction display, 18
Adjusting dimming, 51
Overview, 22
O
Odometer and tripmeters, 22
Operating element, 18
Operation, 49
Onboard computer
Ambient temperature, 52
Average consumption, 53
Average speed, 53
Oil level indicator, 54
Operating element, 17
Operation, 51
P
Parking light
Switching on, 56
Parking lights
Switching on, 55
Pre-ride check, 81
R
Radio
Operating element, 11
Status indicators, 24
Rear-wheel drive
Technical data, 146
Refueling, 86
Reserve quantity
Warning indicator, 27
Residual range, 51
Returning to use, 138
Running gear
Technical data, 146
Running in, 83
S
Safety instructions
Brakes, 84
General information, 78
Seat
Adjusting, 15
Adjusting seat height, 62
Installing, 73
Locking device, 13
Removing, 73
Seat heating, 61
Operating element, 13, 17
Service, 22, 157
Service Card, 157
Spark plugs
Technical data, 150
Speedometer, 18
Spring preload
Adjusting, 67
Rear adjustment element, 15
Starting, 80
Status indicators
Also see warning indicators, 22
Standard displays, 22
Warning indicators, 25
With onboard computer, 23
With radio, 24
With TPC/RDC, 24
Steering lock, 48
Storage compartment, 13, 66
Storing, 138
Switching off, 85
T
Tachometer, 18
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Index
Range, 52
Status indicators, 23
Warning indicators, 29
Onboard socket, 11, 98
Onboard toolkit
Contents, 106
Location, 15
Overview of warning
indicators, 26, 31, 34, 36, 39,
43
Overviews
Headlight, 19
Left side of motorcycle, 11
Left-hand handlebar fitting, 16
Multifunction display, 22
Right side of motorcycle, 13
Right-hand handlebar fitting, 17
Underneath seat, 15
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Technical data
Brakes, 148
Bulbs, 151
Clutch, 145
Dimensions, 152
Electrical system, 150
Engine, 142
Engine oil, 143
Frame, 151
Fuel, 143
Rear-wheel drive, 146
Running gear, 146
Spark plugs, 150
Standards, 7
Transmission, 145
Weights, 153
Wheels and tires, 148
Tire Pressure Control TPC/RDC
Operation, 55
Rim sticker, 114
Status indicators, 24
Warning indicators, 37
Tires
Checking inflation pressure, 71
Checking tread depth, 113
Inflation pressure table, 15
Recommendation, 113
Running in, 83
Technical data, 148
Topcase
Operation, 102
Torques, 141
Transmission
Technical data, 145
Transport
Lashing down, 88
Troubleshooting chart, 140
Turn indicators
Indicator light, 22
Operating element, left, 16
Operating element, right, 17
Operation, 56
Type plate, 15
W
Warning indicators, 25
DWA, 42
With ABS, 32
With ASC, 35
With onboard computer, 29
With TPC/RDC, 37
Weights
Payload table, 15
Technical data, 153
Wheels
Checking rims, 113
Installing front wheel, 116
Installing rear wheel, 118
Removing front wheel, 114
Removing rear wheel, 117
Size change, 114
Technical data, 148
Windshield
Adjusting, 62
Operating element, 16
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.
© 2008 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 quality
98 ROZ/RON, Super Plus unleaded
95 ROZ/RON, Super unleaded
(fuel type can be used with reduced performance and consumption)
Usable fuel quantity
approx. 27 liters
Reserve fuel quantity
L1.1 gal (L4 l)
Tire inflation pressures
Tire pressure, front
31.9 psi (2.2 bar), Single rider,
with cold tire
36.3 psi (2.5 bar), Driver with passenger and/or load, with cold tire
Tire pressure, rear
36.3 psi (2.5 bar), Single rider,
with cold tire
42.1 psi (2.9 bar), Driver with passenger and/or load, with cold tire
BMW recommends
Order No.: 01 47 7 712 507
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Corrections to Rider’s Manual (US Model)
Usable fuel quantity
D Page 27 and back page
The usable fuel quantity is
– approx. 25 liters
Re: "Replacing parking
light bulb" and "Replacing front turn indicator
bulb"
D Pages 125 and 129
Both these procedures
require the mirror to be
removed.
BMW Motorrad
Press hard on the front of
the rear-view mirror to
release it from the catch
mechanism.
The mirror is held in place
by the retaining band 1.
Either pull the mirror to one
side and fix it in place there
or detach the retaining band
and remove the mirror.
Reattach the retaining band
to the mirror before fitting
the mirror back into place.
Order number: 01 41 7 714 547
07/2008
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