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BMW Motorrad

The Ultimate
Riding Machine

Rider's Manual
F 800 GS Adventure
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Vehicle Identification Number Ms/Mr

Colour code Phone number

Date of first registration

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pany stamp)
Welcome to BMW Suggestions and criticism
If you have questions concerning
We congratulate you on your motorcycle, your authorised
your choice of a vehicle from BMW Motorrad dealer will gladly
BMW Motorrad and welcome provide advice and assistance.
you to the community of BMW
riders. Familiarise yourself with We hope you will enjoy riding
your new vehicle so that you can your BMW and that all your jour-
ride it safely and confidently in all neys will be pleasant and safe
traffic situations.
BMW Motorrad.
About this Rider's Manual
Please read this Rider's Manual
carefully before starting to use
your new BMW. It contains im-
portant 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 informa-
tion on maintenance and care to
help you maintain your vehicle's
reliability and safety, as well as its
value.
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Table of Contents
On-board computer Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
1 General instructions . . . . 5 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fuel level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Abbreviations and Fuel reserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Service-due indicator . . . . . . . . 33 Electronic Suspension Ad-
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Ambient temperature. . . . . . . . 34 justment ESA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Actuality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Ignition switch/steering Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
2 General views . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
General view, left side . . . . . . . 11 Electronic immobiliser Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
General view, right side . . . . . 13 (EWS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 5 Anti-theft alarm
Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . 14 Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 DWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Underneath the trim Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Stopwatch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Multifunction switch, left . . . . 16 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Alarm function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Multifunction switch, Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Deactivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Hazard warning flashers . . . . . 43 Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Emergency off switch (kill Registration of the remote
3 Status indicators . . . . . . . 21 switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Warning and telltale Heated handlebar grips . . . . . 44 Synchronising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 BMW Motorrad ABS . . . . . . . . 45 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . 24 BMW Motorrad ASC . . . . . . . . 47
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
6 Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Protective wax coating . . . . 138
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . 70 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Restoring motorcycle to
Comply with checklist . . . . . . . 72 Rims and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 11 Technical data . . . . . . 139
Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Troubleshooting chart . . . . . 140
Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . 112 Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . 141
Off-roading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Body panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Parking your motorcycle . . . . 79 Air filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Fuel grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Securing motorcycle for 9 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . 147
transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 General instructions . . . . . . . 128 Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
7 Engineering details . . . . . 85 Power sockets . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . . 148
Brake system with Aluminium case . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
BMW Motorrad ABS . . . . . . . . 86 Aluminium topcase . . . . . . . . 132 Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Electronic engine manage- 10 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
ment with BMW Motorrad Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
ASC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Washing the vehicle . . . . . . . 136 Riding specifications . . . . . . 152
8 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Cleaning easily damaged 12 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
General instructions . . . . . . . . . 92 components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 BMW Motorrad Service . . . 154
Toolkit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 BMW Motorrad Mobility
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Laying up the motor- services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . 154
Maintenance schedule . . . . 157
Standard BMW service . . . . 158
Confirmation of mainten-
ance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Confirmation of service . . . . 164
13 Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Certificate for electronic
immobiliser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
14 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
General instructions
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
1
5
Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . 6
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

General instructions
Actuality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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Overview Abbreviations and Instruction.
1 An important aspect of this symbols Result of an activity.
6 Rider's Manual is that it can CAUTION Low-risk hazard.
be used for quick and easy Non-avoidance can lead to Reference to a page with
reference. Consulting the slight or moderate injury. more detailed informa-
extensive index at the end of tion.
WARNING Medium-risk
this Rider's Manual is the fastest
hazard. Non-avoidance can
General instructions

way to find information on a Indicates the end of a


lead to fatal or severe injury.
particular topic or item. Chapter passage relating to spe-
2, for example, will provide you DANGER High-risk haz- cific accessories or items
with an initial overview as an ard. Non-avoidance leads of equipment.
introduction to your motorcycle. to fatal or severe injury.
All maintenance and servicing ATTENTION Special Tightening torque.
work on the motorcycle is notes and precautionary
documented in Chapter 12. This measures. Non-compliance can
record of the maintenance work Technical data.
lead to damage to the vehicle or
you have had performed on your accessory and, consequently, to
z motorcycle is a precondition for voiding of the warranty. OE Optional extras.
generous treatment of goodwill
NOTICE Specific instruc- The vehicles are as-
claims.
tions on how to operate, sembled complete with
When the time comes to sell
control, adjust or look after items all the BMW Motorrad
your BMW, please remember
of equipment on the vehicle. optional extras originally
to hand over this Rider's Manual;
ordered.
it is an important part of the mo- Indicates the end of an
torcycle. item of information.
OA Optional accessories. Equipment tolerance requirements of the
You can obtain
When you ordered your BMW
Deutsches Institut fr Normung 1
BMW Motorrad e.V. (DIN). Versions for individual
motorcycle, you chose various 7
optional accessories countries may differ.
items of custom equipment.
through your authorised
This Rider's Manual describes
BMW Motorrad dealer; Actuality
optional extras (OE) offered by
optional accessories The high safety and quality
BMW and selected optional ac-
have to be retrofitted to standards of BMW motorcycles

General instructions
cessories (OA). This explains why
the vehicle. are maintained by constant
the manual may also contain de-
scriptions of equipment which development work on designs,
EWS Electronic immobiliser.
you have not ordered. Please equipment and accessories.
DWA Anti-theft alarm (Dieb- note, too, that your motorcycle Because of this, your motorcycle
stahlwarnanlage). might not be exactly as illus- may differ from the information
trated in this manual on account supplied in the Rider's Manual.
ABS Anti-lock brake system. of country-specific differences. Nor can BMW Motorrad entirely
If your motorcycle contains rule out errors and omissions.
ASC Automatic Stability Con- equipment that has not been We hope you will appreciate that
trol. described, its description can be no claims can be entertained on z
found in a separate manual. the basis of the data, illustrations
ESA Electronic Suspension or descriptions in this manual.
Adjustment. Technical data
All dimensions, weights and
power ratings stated in the
Rider's Manual are quoted to the
standards and comply with the
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1

General instructions
General views
General view, left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2
9
General view, right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Underneath the trim panel . . . . . . . . . . 15

General views
Multifunction switch, left . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Multifunction switch, right . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

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10
2

General views
General view, left side
1 Power socket ( 128) 2
2 Seat lock ( 57) 11
3 Engine-oil filler neck and
oil dipstick ( 93)

General views
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12
2

General views
General view, right side
1 Tank filler cap ( 80) 2
2 Adjuster, spring preload 13
( 52)
3 Brake-fluid reservoir, rear
( 97)
4 Brake-fluid reservoir, front

General views
( 96)
5 VIN, type plate (on
steering-head bearing)
6 Coolant level indicator (be-
hind side panel) ( 98)
7 Adjuster for damping char-
acteristic ( 53) z
Underneath the seat
2 1 Stowage
14 with first-aid kit OA
Location of the first-aid kit
2 Standard tool kit ( 92)
3 Rider's Manual
4 Payload table
General views

5 Table of tyre pressures


6 Helmet holder ( 57)
7 Tool for adjusting spring
preload ( 52)

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Underneath the trim
panel 2
1 Battery ( 123) 15
2 Air-filter housing ( 120)

General views
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Multifunction switch,
2 left
16 1 High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher ( 42)
2 Select display ( 38).
with on-board com-
puter OE
General views

Resetting the average val-


ues ( 39).
3 Hazard warning flashers
( 43)
4 No standard equipment
with LED auxiliary head-
z lights OE
Auxiliary headlights ( 42)
5 Turn indicators ( 43)
6 Horn
7 No standard equipment
with Electronic
Suspension Adjustment
(ESA) OE
ESA ( 54)
8 ABS ( 45)
with Automatic Stability 2
Control (ASC) OE
17
ASC ( 47)

General views
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Multifunction switch,
2 right
18 1 No standard equipment
with heated handlebar
grips OE
Heated handlebar grips
( 44).
General views

2 No standard equipment
with off-road mode ABS
and ASC OE
Off-road mode ( 48)
3 Starter ( 73)
4 Emergency off switch (kill
z switch) ( 44)
Instrument panel
1 Warning and telltale lights 2
( 22) 19
2 Speedometer
3 Set clock ( 37).
with on-board com-
puter OE

General views
Operation of the stopwatch
( 40)
4 Multifunction display
( 24)
5 Select display ( 38).
Resetting tripmeter
( 39). z
6 Ambient-light brightness
2 sensor (for controlling the
brightness of the instru-
20 ment lighting)
with alarm system
(DWA) OE
Anti-theft alarm LED (see
the operating instructions
General views

for the anti-theft alarm)


with on-board com-
puter OE
Redline warning ( 76)
7 Rev. counter
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Status indicators
Warning and telltale lights . . . . . . . . . . . 22
3
21
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
On-board computer display . . . . . . . . . 32

Status indicators
Fuel level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Fuel reserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Service-due indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Ambient temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

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Warning and telltale
3 lights
22 1 ABS ( 30)
2 No standard equipment
with Automatic Stability
Control (ASC) OE
ASC ( 31)
Status indicators

3 Fuel reserve ( 33)


( 28)
4 General warning light (in
combination with warnings
in the display) ( 25)
5 High-beam headlight
6 Flashing turn indicators,
z right
7 No standard equipment
with LED auxiliary head-
lights OE
Auxiliary headlights ( 42)
8 Idle
9 Flashing turn indicators,
left
NOTICE
3
The ABS symbol might differ, 23
depending on the specifics of
national regulations.

Status indicators
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Multifunction display
3 1 Warning for engine elec-
24 tronics ( 29)
2 No standard equipment
with heated handlebar
grips OE
Display showing chosen
Status indicators

level of grip heating


( 44)
3 No standard equipment
with on-board com-
puter OE
Stopwatch ( 40)
4 Time ( 37)
5 Warning for coolant tem-
z perature ( 28)
6 Service due ( 33)
7 Value range of the odo-
meter ( 38)
8 No standard equipment Warnings
with on-board com-
Mode of presentation 3
puter OE
Warnings are indicated by the 25
On-board computer read-
ings ( 38) corresponding warning lights.
Symbols of the on-board
computer ( 32)
9 Coolant temperature

Status indicators
display
10 No standard equipment In addition, the warning triangle 3
with on-board com- can also be displayed next to the
puter OE values area 2. These warnings
Gear indicator; "N" indic- appear in alternation with the
ates neutral odometer readings ( 38).
11 Fuel level ( 32)
12 No standard equipment Warnings that do not have warn- The status of the 'General' warn- z
ing lights of their own are indic- ing light matches the most ur-
with off-road mode ABS
ated by 'general' warning light 1 gent warning.
and ASC OE
showing in combination with a
Setting riding mode
text warning or a warning sym- The possible warnings are listed
( 48)
bol in the multifunction display. on the next page.
13 A warning appears where
The 'general' warning light shows
the odometer reading is
yellow or red, depending on the
shown ( 25)
urgency of the warning.
14 A tripmeter reading is dis-
played ( 38)
3 Warnings, overview
26
Warning and telltale Warning symbols in the Meaning
lights display
lights up yellow + "EWS" appears Electronic immobiliser active ( 28)
on the display
Status indicators

lights up Fuel down to reserve ( 28)

lights up red flashes Coolant temperature too high ( 28)

lights up yellow Appears on the Engine in emergency-operation mode


display ( 29)
z lights up yellow + "LAMP" appears Bulb defective ( 29)
on the display

"x.x C" flashes Outside temperature warning ( 30)

lights up yellow + "dWA" appears DWA battery flat ( 30)


on the display

flashes ABS self-diagnosis not completed


( 30)
Warning and telltale Warning symbols in the Meaning
lights display 3
lights up ABS deactivated ( 31) 27

lights up ABS fault ( 31)

Status indicators
quick-flashes ASC intervention ( 31)

slow-flashes ASC self-diagnosis not completed


( 31)

lights up ASC deactivated ( 31)

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lights up ASC fault ( 32)
Electronic immobiliser Fuel down to reserve Coolant temperature too
3 active Warning light for fuel down high
28 General warning light shows to reserve shows. General warning light shows
yellow. red.
+ "EWS" appears on the WARNING
The temperature symbol
display. Irregular engine operation or flashes.
engine shutdown due to lack
Status indicators

Possible cause:
of fuel. ATTENTION
The key being used is not au-
thorised for starting, or commu- Risk of accident. Damage to
catalytic converter. Riding with overheated en-
nication between key and engine gine.
electronics is disrupted. Do not run the fuel tank dry.
Engine damage
Remove all other vehicle keys Possible cause: Compliance with the
from the same ring as the igni- The fuel tank contains no more information set out below is
tion key. than the reserve quantity of fuel. essential.
z Use the reserve key.
Reserve fuel Possible cause:
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a If the coolant level is too low.
specialist workshop, preferably Check coolant level ( 98).
min 2.7 l
an authorised BMW Motorrad If the coolant level is too low:
dealer. Refuelling ( 80). Top up coolant ( 99).
Have the coolant system
checked by a specialist
workshop, preferably an
authorised BMW Motorrad an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer. WARNING dealer. 3
Possible cause: Unusual ride characterist- Bulb defective 29
ics when engine running in
The coolant temperature is too General warning light shows
emergency-operation mode.
high. yellow.
Risk of accident
If possible, ride in the part-load
range to cool down the engine.
Adapt your style of riding ac- + "LAMP" appears on the

Status indicators
cordingly. display.
If the coolant temperature is of-
Avoid accelerating sharply and
ten too high, have the cooling
overtaking. WARNING
system checked by a special-
ist workshop as soon as pos- Possible cause:
Failure of lights on the
sible, preferably an authorised The engine control unit has dia- vehicle adds to possibility of
BMW Motorrad dealer. gnosed a fault. In exceptional other road users overlooking
cases, the engine stops and re- the vehicle.
Engine in emergency- fuses to start. Otherwise, the en-
operation mode Safety risk z
gine runs in emergency operating
Replace defective bulbs as
General warning light shows mode.
soon as possible; always carry
yellow. You can continue to ride, but a complete set of spare bulbs if
bear in mind that the usual en- possible.
Engine symbol appears on
gine performance might not be
the display. Possible cause:
available.
Have the fault rectified as Bulb defective.
quickly as possible by a Visually inspect to ascertain
specialist workshop, preferably which bulb is defective.
Replacing bulbs for low-beam even though no ambient-
3 and high-beam headlight temperature warning is is- NOTICE
( 114). sued. This error message shows briefly
30 Replacing bulb for parking light Risk of accident due to icy sur- only after the PreRideCheck
( 115). face. completes.
Replacing LED for brake light Always take extra care
and tail light ( 116). when temperatures are Possible cause:
Removing bulbs for front and low; remember that there is The integral battery in the anti-
Status indicators

rear turn indicators ( 116). particular danger of black ice theft alarm has lost its entire ori-
with LED auxiliary headlights OE forming on bridges and where ginal capacity. There is no as-
Replace auxiliary headlights the road is in shade. surance that the anti-theft alarm
( 119). will be operational if the vehicle's
Ride carefully and think well
battery is disconnected.
ahead.
Outside temperature Seek the advice of a specialist
warning DWA battery flat workshop, preferably an author-
ised BMW Motorrad dealer.
z with on-board computer OE with alarm system (DWA) OE
"x.x C" (ambient tempera- General warning light shows ABS self-diagnosis not
ture) flashes. yellow. completed
Possible cause: ABS telltale and warning
+ "dWA" appears on the light flashes.
The air temperature measured at display.
the vehicle is lower than 3 C. Possible cause:
WARNING The ABS function is not
available, because self-
Risk of black ice forming at diagnosis did not complete. The
temperatures above 3 C, motorcycle has to move forward
a few metres for the wheel the more detailed information ASC self-diagnosis not
sensors to be tested. on certain situations that can completed 3
Pull away slowly. Bear in mind lead to ABS fault messages with Automatic Stability Control
that the ABS function is not ( 88). 31
(ASC) OE
available until self-diagnosis has Have the fault rectified as
completed. quickly as possible by a ASC telltale and warning
specialist workshop, preferably light slow-flashes.
ABS deactivated an authorised BMW Motorrad

Status indicators
ABS telltale and warning dealer. Possible cause:
light shows. Self-diagnosis did not complete,
ASC intervention so the ASC function is not avail-
Possible cause: able. The engine must be run-
with Automatic Stability Control
The rider has switched off the (ASC) OE ning and the motorcycle must
ABS system. reach a speed of at least 5 km/h
Activating the ABS function ASC telltale and warning in order for ASC self-diagnosis to
( 46). light quick-flashes. complete.
The ASC has detected a degree Pull away slowly. Bear in mind z
ABS fault of instability at the rear wheel that the ASC function is not
ABS telltale and warning and has intervened to reduce available until self-diagnosis has
light shows. torque. The warning light flashes completed.
for longer than ASC intervention
Possible cause: ASC deactivated
lasts. This affords the rider visual
The ABS control unit has detec- feedback on control intervention with Automatic Stability Control
ted a fault. even after the critical situation (ASC) OE
You can continue to ride. Bear has been dealt with.
in mind that the ABS function
is not available. Bear in mind
ASC telltale and warning an authorised BMW Motorrad Fuel level
3 light shows. dealer.
Due to the complex shape of the
32 Possible cause: fuel tank, it is impossible to de-
On-board computer termine the fuel level when the
The rider has switched off the
ASC system.
display tank is approaching capacity. For
Activate ASC. with on-board computer OE this reason, the fill-level indicator
only displays the bottom half of
Distance travelled after fuel
Status indicators

ASC fault the filling capacity in detail.


down to reserve ( 33)
with Automatic Stability Control
(ASC) OE
Average consumption
ASC telltale and warning
light shows.
Possible cause: Average speed
z The ASC control unit has detec-
ted a fault.
You can continue to ride. Bear Current consumption
in mind that the ASC function
If the fill-level indicator reaches
is not available. Bear in mind
the 1/2-mark 1, the fuel tank
the more detailed information
Ambient temperature is half-full. From then on, the
on situations that can lead to
( 34) fill-level will be displayed more
an ASC fault ( 89).
precisely.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
The fuel warning light shows (usage) and the amount of fuel gits respectively, separated by a
when the fuel level drops to re- remaining at the time the light colon. In this example, the read- 3
serve. came on (see explanation above). ing means "June 2014".
After a refuelling stop, the dis- 33
Fuel reserve tance counter for reserve fuel is
The quantity of fuel in the fuel reset if the amount of fuel in the
tank after the fuel warning light tank is greater than the reserve
comes on is dependent on quantity.

Status indicators
driving dynamics: the more the
fuel moves inside the tank (due Service-due indicator
to frequently changing bank
angles, frequent braking and
acceleration), the more difficult
it becomes to determine the If the vehicle covers long dis-
reserve quantity. However, the tances in the course of the year,
tank will contain at least the under certain circumstances it z
reserve quantity stated on the might be necessary to have it
inside of the back cover. serviced at a date in advance
of the forecast due date. If the
After the fuel warning light countdown distance to the early
comes on, the distance If the next service is due in less service is less than 1000 km, the
travelled since this time is dis- than one month, the date for the countdown distance 1 appears
played. next service 1 is shown briefly on the display in steps of 100
The distance that can still be after the PreRideCheck com- km. It is shown briefly after the
travelled using the reserve quant- pletes. The month and year are Pre-Ride-Check completes.
ity depends on the style of riding displayed with two and four di-
If service is overdue, the Ambient temperature temperature warning is is-
3 due date or the odometer
with on-board computer OE
sued.
reading at which service was due Risk of accident due to icy sur-
34 is accompanied by the 'gener- face.
If the outside temperature
al' warning light showing yellow. drops below 3 C the tem- Always take extra care
The word "Service" remains per- perature display flashes to draw when temperatures are
manently visible. your attention to the risk of black low; remember that there is
ice forming. The display auto- particular danger of black ice
Status indicators

NOTICE matically switches from any other forming on bridges and where
mode to the temperature read- the road is in shade.
If the service-due indicator ap-
ing when the temperature drops
pears more than a month before
below this threshold for the first
the service date, the date saved
time.
in the instrument cluster must
When the motorcycle is at a
be adjusted. This situation can
standstill the heat of the engine
occur if the battery was discon-
z can falsify the ambient-tempera-
nected for a prolonged period of
ture reading. If the effect of the
time.
engine's heat becomes excess-
If you want to have the date
ive, -- temporarily appears on
set consult a specialist work-
the display.
shop, preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
WARNING
Risk of black ice forming at
temperatures above 3 C,
even though no ambient-
Operation
Ignition switch/steering lock . . . . . . . . . 36 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
4
35
Electronic immobiliser (EWS) . . . . . . . 37 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Operation
Stopwatch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Electronic Suspension Adjustment
ESA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 z
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Emergency off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Heated handlebar grips . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
BMW Motorrad ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
BMW Motorrad ASC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Ignition switch/steering Switching on ignition Switching off ignition
4 lock
36 Keys
You receive 2 ignition keys.
Please consult the information on
the electronic immobiliser (EWS)
if a key is lost or mislaid ( 37).
Operation

Ignition switch/steering lock, fuel


filler cap lock and seat lock are all
operated with the same key.
Insert the key in the ignition Turn the key to position 1.
z with aluminium cases OA switch and turn to position 1. Lights are switched off.
with aluminium topcase OA Side lights and all function cir- Handlebars (steering lock) are
If you wish you can arrange to cuits are switched on. not locked.
have the aluminium cases and Engine can be started. Key can be removed.
the aluminium topcase fitted PreRideCheck is performed Electrically powered accessor-
with locks that can be opened ( 74). ies remain operational for a lim-
with this key as well. Consult a ABS self-diagnosis is in pro- ited period of time.
specialist workshop, preferably gress ( 74). The battery can be recharged
an authorised BMW Motorrad with Automatic Stability Control via the charging socket.
dealer. (ASC) OE
ASC self-diagnosis is per- Locking the handlebars
formed ( 75) Turn the handlebars all the way
to the left.
will only allow the engine to be You can obtain emergency/extra
started if the key is identified as keys only through an authorised 4
authorised. BMW Motorrad dealer. The keys
are part of an integrated security 37
NOTICE system, so the dealer is under an
A spare key attached to the obligation to check the legitimacy
same ring as the ignition key of all applications for replace-
ment/extra keys.

Operation
used to start the engine could
"irritate" the electronics, in
Turn the key to position 1, which case the enabling signal Clock
while moving the handlebars for starting is not issued. The Setting clock
slightly. EWS warning appears in the z
Ignition, lights and all function multifunction display. WARNING
circuits are switched off. Always keep the spare key sep-
arately from the ignition key. Adjusting the clock while rid-
Handlebars are locked.
ing.
Key can be removed.
If you lose your key, you can Risk of accident
have it barred by your authorised Set the clock only when the
Electronic immobiliser
BMW Motorrad dealer. If you motorcycle is stationary.
(EWS) wish to do this, you will need to Switch on ignition ( 36).
The electronic design of the bring all other keys for the motor-
motorbike allows it to access bike with you.
data stored in the ignition key The engine cannot be started by
by means of a ring antenna loc- a barred key, but a key that has
ated in the ignition switch/steer- been barred can subsequently be
ing lock. The engine control unit reactivated.
Reading with on-board computer OE
4 Selecting display
38 Switch on ignition ( 36).

Operation

Press and hold down button 1


until the hours number 2 Press button 1 to select the
z flashes. reading in values area 2.
Repeatedly press button 1 until The following values can be dis-
the hours number is correct. played:
Press button 1 to select the
Press and hold down button 1 Ambient temperature
reading in values area 2.
until the minutes number 3
flashes. The following values can be dis-
played: Average speed
Repeatedly press button 1 until
the minutes number is correct. Total kilometres (shown)
Press and hold button 1 until Tripmeter 1 (Trip I)
Average consumption
the minutes number does not Tripmeter 2 (Trip II)
flash anymore.
Warnings, if applicable Current consumption
This completes the setting pro-
cess.
Distance travelled since fuel with on-board computer OE
down to reserve 4
Press button 3 to select the 39
reading in values area 4.
The following values can be dis-
played:
Total kilometres (shown)
Tripmeter 1 (Trip I)

Operation
Tripmeter 2 (Trip II)
Press and hold down button 1
Warnings, if applicable until the tripmeter 2 reading is Press and hold down button 1
reset. until the tripmeter 2 reading is z
Resetting tripmeter reset.
Switch on ignition ( 36).
Select the desired tripmeter. Resetting the average
values
with on-board computer OE

Switch on ignition ( 36).


Select average consumption or
average speed.
Stopwatch function Operating stopwatch
4
40

Operation

Press and hold down button 1


until the value shown is reset. You can switch from the odo- If necessary, use button 1 to
z meter reading to a stopwatch 1. switch from the odometer to
Stopwatch The readout is in hours, minutes, the stopwatch.
with on-board computer OE seconds and tenths of a second, When the stopwatch is
with dots as separators. stopped, press button 2 to
The stopwatch continues to time start timing with the stopwatch.
in the background if you switch When the stopwatch is running,
back temporarily to the odometer press button 2 to stop timing
reading. Similarly, the stopwatch with the stopwatch.
continues timing if you temporar- Press and hold down button 2
ily switch off the ignition. to reset the stopwatch.
Lap timer Changing button ON: Stopwatch operated by
functions means of the INFO button on 4
the handlebar fitting.
OFF: Stopwatch operated by 41
means of button 2 in the in-
strument panel.
To save the setting, press
button 1 and button 2 at

Operation
the same time and hold
them down until the reading
changes.
By swapping the functions of
button 1 on the handlebar fitting Switch on ignition ( 36). Lights z
and the functions of button 2, Press button 1 and button 2
you can make the stopwatch at the same time and hold Side light
easier to use (as a lap timer) as them down until the reading The side lights switch on auto-
you ride. If you swap the func- changes. matically when the ignition is
tions in this way the stopwatch FLASH (redline warning) ap- switched on.
and the milometer are operated pears, along with ON or OFF.
by means of button 1 and you NOTICE
Press button 2.
must use button 2 to operate the LAP (Lap-Timer) and ON or The side lights place a strain on
on-board computer. OFF appear. the battery. Do not switch the
Repeatedly press button 1 until ignition on for longer than abso-
the reading shows the mode lutely necessary.
you want.
Low-beam headlight High-beam headlight and
4 The low-beam headlight comes headlight flasher
42 on automatically under the fol-
lowing conditions:
If the engine is started
If the vehicle is pushed while
the ignition is on.
Operation

NOTICE
Immediately after switching off
When the engine is not running the ignition, push button 1 to
z you can switch on the lights by Push switch 1 forward to the left and hold it in this po-
switching on the ignition and switch on the high-beam sition until the parking lights
either switching on the high- headlight. come on.
beam headlight or operating the Switch the ignition on and off
Pull switch 1 back to operate
headlight flasher. again to switch off the parking
the headlight flasher.
lights.
Parking lights
Operating auxiliary
Switch off ignition ( 36).
headlights
with LED auxiliary headlights OE

NOTICE
The auxiliary headlights have ap-
proval as fog lights and their use
is permissible in bad weather Press button 1 again to switch
conditions only. Always comply off the auxiliary headlights. NOTICE
4
with the road traffic regulations in The turn indicators are cancelled
force in the country in which the Turn indicators 43
automatically after the defined
vehicle is used.
Operating the turn time and distance. The defined
Start engine ( 73). indicators time and distance can be set by
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.

Operation
Hazard warning
flashers
Operating hazard warning z
flashers
Switch on ignition ( 36).

Switch on ignition ( 36). NOTICE


Press button 1 to switch on
the auxiliary headlights. Push button 1 to the left to
The hazard warning flashers
switch on the left turn indicat-
The telltale light for the place a strain on the battery.
ors.
auxiliary headlights is on. Do not use the hazard warning
Push button 1 to the right to
flashers for longer than absolutely
switch on the right turn indicat-
If the auxiliary headlights were necessary.
ors.
turned on before the motor
was switched off, they will be Press button 1 to switch off
automatically switched back off. the flashing turn indicators.
Press button 1 again to switch The emergency off switch is a
4 NOTICE off the hazard warning flashers. kill switch for switching off the
If you press a turn-indicator engine quickly and easily.
44 Emergency off switch
button with the hazard warning
flashers switched on, the turn- (kill switch)
indicator function is activated
instead of the hazard warning
flashers, and remains active
Operation

until you release the button.


The hazard warning flashers
recommence flashing as soon as
the button is released.
z
A Engine switched off
B Normal operating position
1 Emergency off switch (kill (run)
switch)
Heated handlebar grips
WARNING with heated handlebar grips OE
Operation of the kill switch Start engine ( 73).
while riding.
Press button 1 to switch on Risk of fall due to rear wheel NOTICE
the hazard warning flashers. locking.
The heating in the heated
Ignition can be switched off. Do not operate the kill switch
handlebar grips can be activated
when riding.
only when the engine is length of time to pass without
running. making further changes. 4
In order to switch off the
heated grips, repeatedly press 45
NOTICE
button 1 until the heated grip
The increase in power consump- symbol 2 is no longer shown
tion caused by having the heated on the display.
handlebar grips switched on can

Operation
drain the battery if you are rid- BMW Motorrad ABS
ing at low engine speeds. If the
charge level is low, the heated Repeatedly press button 1 until Deactivating the ABS
handlebar grips are switched off desired heating stage 2 ap- function
to ensure the battery's starting pears on the display. Switch on ignition ( 36). z
capability. The handlebar grips have two-
stage heating. Stage two is for NOTICE
heating the grips quickly: it is ad-
visable to switch back to stage Switch the ABS function off at
one as soon as the grips are standstill only.
warm.
50 % heating power

100 % heating power

The selected heating stage will


be saved if you allow a certain
ABS telltale and warning ABS telltale and warning
4 light remains on. light goes out; if self-
diagnosis has not completed it
46 The ABS function is deactiv- starts flashing.
ated. Release button 1 within two
seconds.
Activating the ABS ABS telltale and warning
function light remains off or contin-
Operation

ues to flash.
Press and hold down button 1
The ABS function is activated.
until the ABS telltale and warn-
You also have the option of
z ing light changes status.
switching the ignition off and
ABS telltale and warning
then on again.
light shows.
NOTICE
with Automatic Stability Control
(ASC) OE An ABS fault has occurred if the
Initially, the ASC symbol Switch on ignition ( 36). ABS telltale and warning light
changes status. Press and shows when the motorcycle ac-
hold down button 1 until the NOTICE celerates to a speed in excess
ABS telltale and warning of 5 km/h after the ignition was
Switch the ABS function on at switched off and then on again.
light responds. Under these standstill only.
circumstances, there is no
change in the ASC setting. Press and hold down button 1
Release button 1 within two until the ABS telltale and warn-
seconds. ing light changes status.
BMW Motorrad ASC ASC telltale and warning
with Automatic Stability Control
light shows. NOTICE
4
(ASC) OE Release button 1 within two You have the option of activating 47
seconds. the ASC function while the mo-
Deactivating the ASC ASC telltale and warning torcycle is on the move.
function light remains on.
Press and hold down button 1
Switch on ignition ( 36). until the ASC telltale and warn-
The ASC function is deactiv-

Operation
ing light changes status.
NOTICE ated.
ASC telltale and warn-
You have the option of deactiv- Activating the ASC ing light goes out; if self-
ating the ASC function while the diagnosis has not completed it
function
motorcycle is on the move. starts flashing. z
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
ASC telltale and warning
light remains off or contin-
ues to flash.

The ASC function is activated.


You also have the option of
switching the ignition off and
Switch on ignition ( 36). then on again.
Press and hold down button 1
until the ASC telltale and warn-
ing light changes status.
In both the ABS and ASC sys-
4 NOTICE
tems, the level of wheel slip is
NOTICE
An ASC fault has occurred if the optimised for each riding surface. If a riding mode was selected
48
ASC telltale and warning light prior to switching the ignition off,
NOTICE
shows when the motorcycle ac- it remains further active after a
celerates to a speed in excess Detailed information regarding new starting.
of 5 km/h after the ignition was the off-road mode can be found
switched off and then on again.
Operation

in the section entitled "Engineer-


ing details".
Riding mode
with off-road mode ABS and Adjust off-road mode
z ASC OE Prerequisite: On-road riding is
active.
Riding mode
BMW Motorrad has developed ATTENTION
two operational scenarios for
Activation of the off-road
your motorcycle from which you Press button 1.
mode (Enduro) when riding
can select the scenario suitable Mode adjustment is activated.
on-road.
for your situation: Symbol for on-road riding 2
Risk of crash due to lack of sta-
ROAD: On-road riding flashes.
bility when the vehicle brakes or
ENDURO: Off-road mode accelerates in the control range
of ABS or ASC.
Switch on the off-road mode
(enduro) for off-roading only.
Switch on ignition ( 36).
Symbol for on-road riding is Symbol for off-road mode 2
suppressed. flashes. 4
Adjust on-road riding 49
Prerequisite: Off-road mode is
active.
Switch on ignition ( 36).

Operation
NOTICE
Operate button 1 again. If a riding mode was selected
Symbol for off-road mode 2 prior to switching the ignition off,
flashes. it remains further active after a z
While riding: If the prerequis- new starting. Operate button 1 again.
ites for riding mode adjust- Symbol for on-road riding 2
ments mentioned below are flashes.
met, the off-road mode is activ- While riding: If the prerequis-
ated: ites for riding mode adjust-
Throttle twistgrip in idle posi- ments mentioned below are
tion met, the on-road mode is activ-
Brake not applied ated:
Clutch pulled Throttle twistgrip in idle posi-
At standstill: Activation takes tion
place after approx. 2 seconds. Brake not applied
Symbol for off-road mode 2 is Press button 1. Clutch pulled
continuously displayed. Mode adjustment is activated.
At standstill: Activation takes Brakes
4 place after approx. 2 seconds.
Adjusting brake lever
Symbol for on-road riding 2 is
50 continuously displayed.
WARNING
Symbol for off-road mode is
suppressed. Changed position of the
brake fluid reservoir.
Clutch Air in the brake system.
Operation

Adjusting the clutch lever Do not turn the handlebars or


Turn adjusting screw 1 the handlebar fitting on the
WARNING clockwise to increase the span handlebar.
z between the clutch lever and
Adjusting the clutch lever the handlebar grip. WARNING
while riding. Turn adjusting screw 1
Risk of accident Adjusting the brake lever
counter-clockwise to reduce
Do not attempt to adjust the while riding.
the span between the clutch
clutch lever unless the motor- lever and the handlebar grip. Risk of accident
cycle is at a standstill. Do not attempt to adjust the
NOTICE brake lever unless the motor-
cycle is at a standstill.
The adjusting screw is easier to
turn if you push the clutch lever
forward.
Mirrors Adjusting mirror arm
Adjusting mirrors 4
51

Operation
Turn adjusting screw 1
clockwise to increase the span Push protective cap 1 up over
between the brake lever and the threaded fastener on the z
the handlebar grip. Adjust the mirror to the desired
mirror arm.
Turn adjusting screw 1 position by turning the housing
Slacken nut 2.
counter-clockwise to reduce and the mirror arm.
Turn the mirror arm to the ap-
the span between the brake propriate position.
lever and the handlebar grip. Tighten the nut to the spe-
NOTICE cified tightening torque, while
holding the mirror arm to en-
The adjusting screw is easier to sure that it does not move out
turn if you push the brake lever of position.
forward.
Impaired handling.
4 Locknut (mirror) to
clamping piece
Adjust spring-strut damping to
suit spring preload.
52
Joining compound: Multi-wax If you want to increase spring
spray preload, use the tool from the
20 Nm on-board toolkit to turn knob 1
Push the protective cap over clockwise.
Operation

the threaded fastener. If you want to reduce spring


preload, use the tool from the
Spring preload Remove on-board toolkit 1. on-board toolkit to turn knob 1
counter-clockwise.
Adjustment
z Basic setting of spring
It is essential to set spring pre-
load of the rear suspension to preload, rear
suit the load carried by the mo- Turn the dial counter-clock-
torcycle. Increase spring pre- wise as far as it will go (One-
load when the vehicle is heavily up riding without luggage)
loaded and reduce spring preload
accordingly when the vehicle is Turn the dial counter-clock-
lightly loaded. wise as far as it will go, then
make 12 clockwise rotations
Adjusting spring preload WARNING (One-up riding with luggage)
for rear wheel Turn the dial clockwise as far
Spring preload setting and as it will go (Two-up riding and
Remove seat ( 57).
spring-strut damping setting luggage)
not matched.
Stow the on-board toolkit in its screw 1 in the direction indic-
correct position. ated by the H arrow. 4
Install the seat ( 57). If you want a softer damping
characteristic, turn adjusting 53
Damping screw 1 in the direction indic-
ated by the S arrow.
Adjustment
Damping must be adapted to suit Basic setting of rear-

Operation
the condition of the surface on suspension damping
which the motorcycle is ridden characteristic
and to suit spring preload. Adjust the damping charac-
teristic by turning adjusting without Electronic
An uneven surface requires
screw 1. Suspension Adjustment
softer damping than a smooth
(ESA) OE z
surface.
An increase in spring preload Turn the adjusting screw as
requires firmer damping, a re- far as it will go in the clock-
duction in spring preload re- wise direction and then back it
quires softer damping. off one and a half turns (One-
up without luggage)
Adjusting the damping Turn the adjusting screw as
characteristic for rear far as it will go in the clock-
wheel wise direction and then back it
Make sure the ground is level off one and a half turns (One-
and firm and place the motor- If you want a harder damping up with luggage)
cycle on its stand. characteristic, turn adjusting
Call up settings display at 1. The meanings of
4 Basic setting of rear-
suspension damping Switch on ignition ( 36). the readings are as follows:
characteristic
COMF Comfortable damping
54 characteristic
Turn the adjusting screw NORM Normal damping char-
as far as it will go in the acteristic
clockwise direction and then SPORt Sporty damping char-
back it off 1 turn (Two-up with acteristic
Operation

luggage)
The setting shows briefly, then
Electronic Suspension disappears automatically.

z Adjustment ESA Adjusting the chassis and


with Electronic Suspension Ad- Press button 1 to view the cur- suspension
justment (ESA) OE rent setting.
Switch on ignition ( 36).
Possible settings
With the help of Electronic
Suspension Adjustment (ESA),
you can calibrate the rear-wheel
damping to the terrain with ease.
Three settings are available for
damping.

The currently selected damping


is shown on the multifunction
characteristic if you allow a Install valve caps fitted with
certain length of time to pass rubber sealing rings and tighten 4
without pressing button 1. firmly.
The ESA indicator disappears 55
Make sure the ground is level
from the display as soon as and firm and place the motor-
adjustment completes. cycle on its stand.
Check tyre pressures against
Tyres

Operation
the data below.
Checking tyre pressure
Tyre pressure, front
Press button 1 to view the cur-
rent setting. WARNING
To make different adjustment to 2.2 bar (one-up, tyre cold) z
Incorrect tyre pressure.
the damping:
Impairment of the motorcycle's 2.5 bar (two-up and/or with
Repeatedly press button 1 until
handling characteristics. Shorter luggage, tyre cold)
the setting you want to use
useful tyre life.
appears on the multifunction Tyre pressure, rear
display. Always check that the tyre
pressures are correct.
NOTICE 2.5 bar (one-up, tyre cold)
WARNING
You can adjust the damping 2.9 bar (two-up and/or with
characteristic while the motor- Tendency of valve inserts in- luggage, tyre cold)
cycle is on the move. stalled vertically top open If tyre pressure is incorrect:
by themselves at high riding Correct tyre pressure.
The setting shown on the
speeds.
display is automatically
accepted as the damping Sudden loss of tyre pressure.
Headlight Headlight beam throw and Adjusting headlight beam
4 Adjusting headlight for spring preload throw
56 driving on left/driving on Headlight beam throw is gener-
ally kept constant when spring
right
preload is adjusted to suit load.
If the motorcycle is ridden in a However, a spring preload ad-
country where the opposite rule justment might not suffice if
of the road applies, its asymmet-
Operation

the motorcycle is very heavily


ric low-beam headlight will tend loaded. Under these circum-
to dazzle oncoming traffic. stances, headlight beam throw
Have the headlight set has to be adjusted to suit the
accordingly by a specialist weight carried by the motorcycle.
z workshop, preferably an Slacken screws 1 on left and
authorised BMW Motorrad NOTICE right.
dealer. Adjust beam throw by tilting
If there are doubts about the cor- the headlight slightly about its
ATTENTION rect headlight beam throw, have horizontal axis.
the setting checked by a special- Tighten screws 1 on left and
Use of ordinary commercially ist workshop, preferably an au- right.
available adhesive tape. thorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Damage to the plastic lens of the
light.
Consult a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer, in order
to avoid damaging the plastic
lens of the light.
Beam-throw basic setting Remove the seat and place
it, rubber buffers down, on a 4
clean surface.
57
Installing the seat

Operation
Turn the key to the left in seat
Slacken screws 1 on left and lock 1 and hold it in this pos-
right. ition while pressing down the z
Tilt the headlight slightly front part of the seat.
about its horizontal axis until
arrowhead 2 is pointing toward Engage the seat in holders 1.
marker 3. Firmly press down on the seat
Tighten screws 1 on left and at the front.
right. The seat engages with an aud-
ible click.
Seat
Helmet holder
Removing seat
Securing the helmet to
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motor- motorcycle
Lift seat 2 at the front and re-
cycle on its stand. Remove seat ( 57).
lease the key.
Pass the steel cable through
4 the helmet and the holder and
position cable and helmet as
58 shown here.
Install the seat ( 57).
Operation

Use a plastic-sheathed steel


cable to secure the helmet to ATTENTION
z helmet holder 1 on left or right. Attachment of the helmet on
the left side of the vehicle.
Damage due to hot rear silencer.
Attach the helmet on the right-
hand side of the vehicle.

ATTENTION
Incorrect positioning of the
helmet lock.
Scratch marks on trim panel.
Make sure the lock is out of
the way when you hook the
helmet into position.
Anti-theft alarm DWA
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
5
59
Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Alarm function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Deactivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Anti-theft alarm DWA


Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Registration of the remote con-
trol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Synchronising. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

z
Overview Conserving power in the Controls
5 with alarm system (DWA) OE
vehicle's starter battery
In order to conserve the power
60
General information about of the starter battery and en-
the anti-theft alarm (DWA) sure that the vehicle will start,
the DWA anti-theft alarm auto-
Any attempt to move the vehicle,
matically switches off the alarm
change its position, start it
function a few days after being
Anti-theft alarm DWA

without an authorised key or


activated. In most cases, how-
disconnect the starter battery will
ever, the system will remain act-
trigger the alarm. The sensitivity
ive for at least 10 days.
of the system is parameterised 1 LED
so that slight vibrations will Radio interference 2 Right button ( 62)
not trigger the alarm. Once 3 Left button (ribbed)
Radio systems or devices trans-
the system has been activated, ( 61)
mitting on the same frequency as
any attempt to tamper with the
the remote control of the DWA
vehicle is indicated acoustically Activation
anti-theft alarm can interfere with
by the siren and visually by all
operation of the system. If prob- with alarm system (DWA) OE
z four turn indicators flashing in
lems of this nature occur, point
unison.
the remote control toward the
You can change some of your
vehicle from another direction.
DWA alarm system's parameters
to suit your personal preferences.
Activation with motion If you want to activate the alarm Conserving battery power
sensor function more than one minute in the control unit (anti- 5
after switching off the ignition, theft alarm activated)
you must press button 1 for 61
longer than one second.

Activation phase
The anti-theft alarm needs 15

Anti-theft alarm DWA


seconds to achieve fully active
status. No alarm is triggered dur-
ing this time.

The alarm function is activated


by pressing button 1 on the If you want to activate the alarm
remote control once, or function more than one minute
by switching off the ignition (if after switching off the ignition,
programmed); when the igni- you must press button 1 for
tion is switched off 30 seconds longer than one second. If it
elapse before the start of the remains deactivated for approx- z
activation phase. imately one hour, the anti-theft
alarm shuts down in order not to
Activation is confirmed draw power unnecessarily from
by the turn indicators flashing the battery. If you want to activ-
twice and ate the alarm function after the
by the alarm tone sounding anti-theft alarm has shut down in
twice.
this way, you have to switch the Deactivating motion Alarm triggers
5 ignition on and then off again. sensor An alarm can be triggered by:
the motion sensor
62 Motion sensor when
attempt to switch on the igni-
motorcycle is to be
tion with an unauthorised key
transported disconnection of the anti-theft
If you want to transport your alarm (DWA) from the vehicle's
motorcycle by train or on a
Anti-theft alarm DWA

battery (DWA internal battery


trailer, for example, it is advisable in the anti-theft alarm provides
to switch off the motion power).
sensor. If the motion sensor
is not switched off the severe Alarm
movements occurring in transit Press button 1 on the remote
could trigger the alarm. control a second time during
the activation phase.
Turn indicators flash three
times.
Alarm tone sounds three times.
z Motion sensor is deactivated.

Alarm function
with alarm system (DWA) OE
An alarm lasts for 26 seconds.
The system is active again an-
other 12 seconds later. You can
interrupt an alarm at any time by
pressing button 1 on the remote
control. This function does not Information on alarm Deactivating alarm
change the status of the anti- triggering function 5
theft alarm. If an alarm was triggered after
While an alarm is in progress an 63
the last activation of the alarm
alarm tone sounds and the turn function, the rider is notified
indicators flash. You can program accordingly by an alarm tone
the type of alarm tone. sounding once when the ignition

Anti-theft alarm DWA


is switched on.
Reason for an alarm
Once you have deactivated the Deactivation
alarm function, the anti-theft
alarm LED is active for a period with alarm system (DWA) OE
of one minute to show you reas- Press button 1 on the remote
ons for alarms, if any, that were control once or switch on the
triggered in your absence: ignition with an authorised key.
Flashes 1x: Motion sensor;
NOTICE
motorcycle was rocked forward/
back Note that you can deactivate the
Flashes 2x: Motion sensor; alarm function with the ignition
z
motorcycle was rocked to the key only when the kill switch is in
side the RUN position.
Flashes 3x: Ignition switched
on with unauthorised key NOTICE
Flashes 4x: Disconnection of
the anti-theft alarm from the If the alarm function is deactiv-
vehicle's battery ated by the remote control and
the ignition is not subsequently Programming Automatic activation of the
5 switched on, the alarm func-
with alarm system (DWA) OE
alarm function after the igni-
tion automatically goes active tion is switched off: No
64 again after 30 seconds if "Ac- Programming options
tivation after ignition OFF" is Programming anti-theft
You can customise the follow-
programmed. alarm
ing parameters of your anti-theft
Turn indicators flash once. alarm:
Anti-theft alarm DWA

Alarm tone sounds once (if Confirmation alarm tone after


programmed). activation/deactivation of the
Alarm function is deactivated. anti-theft alarm in addition to
visual confirmation by turn in-
Conserving battery dicators flashing
power (anti-theft alarm Rising and falling or intermittent
deactivated) alarm tone
Approximately one hour after the Automatic activation of the
alarm is armed, the receiver for alarm function after the igni- Deactivate the alarm function.
the remote control in the anti- tion is switched off Switch on the ignition.
z theft alarm shuts down in order Press button 1 three times.
not to draw power unnecessar- Default settings Acknowledgement tone sounds
ily from the battery. If you want The anti-theft alarm ships with once.
to deactivate the alarm function the following default settings: Within ten seconds, switch off
after the receiver has shut down Confirmation alarm tone after the ignition.
in this way, you have to switch activation/deactivation of the Press button 2 three times.
the ignition on. anti-theft alarm: No Acknowledgement tone sounds
Alarm tone: Intermittent once.
Within ten seconds, switch on No: Under what
the ignition. Press button 2. circumstances is 5
Acknowledgement tone sounds programming aborted?
three times. Step 2: 65
There are two ways in which pro-
The programming function is No function allocated to this step.
gramming can be cancelled:
active. Press button 1 or button 2.
if the ignition is switched off
Programming is a four-step pro- before completion of the last
Step 3: Which alarm tone
cess, although no function is al-

Anti-theft alarm DWA


would you like the alarm to step in the programming se-
located to step 2. The number of quence.
sound?
times the anti-theft alarm LED on
Rising and falling: automatically if more than
the vehicle flashes corresponds
Press button 1. 30 seconds are allowed to
to the active programming step.
elapse between any two
An alarm tone sounds by way of Intermittent: consecutive steps in the
confirmation when button 1 is Press button 2. programming routine.
pressed, and an acknowledge-
ment tone sounds when button 2 Step 4: Do you want to have The new settings are not saved if
is pressed. the alarm function activated programming is aborted.
Step 1: Do you want a con- automatically when you switch
firmation tone to sound after Saving programming z
off the ignition?
activation/deactivation of the Yes: There are two ways in which pro-
anti-theft alarm? Press button 1. gramming can be saved:
Yes: if the ignition is switched off
Press button 1. No: after completion of the last
Press button 2. step in the programming se-
quence
automatically 30 seconds after Registering remote Acknowledgement tone sounds
5 completion of the last step in control twice.
the programming routine You can now register a maximum
66 of four remote control units with
The anti-theft alarm LED goes the anti-theft alarm. Registration
out and four acknowledgement is a three-step process and has
tones sound. to be repeated for each remote
control unit.
Anti-theft alarm DWA

Registration of the Press and hold down button 1


remote control and button 2.
with alarm system (DWA) OE LED flashes for ten seconds.
As soon as the LED goes out,
When is it necessary to Deactivate the alarm function. release button 1 and button 2.
register a remote control? Switch on the ignition. LED lights up.
Press button 2 three times. Press button 1 or button 2.
If you want to register an addi-
Acknowledgement tone sounds Alarm tone sounds once.
tional remote control or register
once.
a remote control as a replace- LED goes out.
ment for one that has been mis- Within ten seconds, switch off
z Remote control has been re-
laid, you must always register all the ignition.
gistered.
the remote control units with the Press button 2 three times.
Repeat this three-step proced-
anti-theft alarm. You can register Acknowledgement tone sounds ure for each additional remote
a maximum of four remote con- once. control.
trol units. Within ten seconds, switch on
the ignition.
Termination of When is it necessary to Synchronising remote
registration synchronise the remote control 5
Registration is terminated in the control? 67
following situations: The remote control has to be
4 remote control units have synchronised if the buttons of
been logged on. the remote control have been
Ignition is switched OFF. pressed more than 256 times

Anti-theft alarm DWA


30 seconds elapse without a outside the receiver's range.
button being pressed after the Once this limit has been reached,
ignition has been switched off. the receiver on the vehicle will no
30 seconds elapse without a longer react to the signals from
button being pressed after a the remote control. Press and hold down button 1
remote control unit has been and button 2.
registered. LED flashes for ten seconds.
When registration terminates the As soon as the LED goes out,
LED flashes and the acknow- release button 1 and button 2.
ledgement tone sounds three LED lights up.
Press button 1 or button 2. z
times.
LED goes out.
Synchronising Remote control has been syn-
chronised.
with alarm system (DWA) OE
Battery Slide old battery 3 forward remote control has to be activ-
5 with alarm system (DWA) OE
from under retainer 4. ated.

68 ATTENTION
When does the battery
have to be changed? Batteries unsuitable or not
The batteries in the remote con- inserted in compliance with
trol are due to be changed after correct procedure.
Anti-theft alarm DWA

approximately 2-3 years. You can Component damage


tell that the battery is weak if the Use only the specified type of
LED does not light up or lights battery (see "Technical Data").
up only briefly when a button is When inserting the battery,
pressed. always make sure polarity is
correct. To activate the remote con-
Changing battery trol, make sure that it is within
Slip the new battery into posi- range of the receiver and press
tion, making sure that the pos- button 1 twice.
itive terminal of the battery is LED 2 starts flashing and then
facing up. goes out after a few seconds.
z Position the bottom part of the The remote control is again
housing at projection 5 of the ready for use.
front edge and close the hous-
ing, noting two guide pins 6.
Install the screw.
The LED on the remote con-
Remove screw 1 and remove trol lights up, indicating that the
bottom part of housing 2.
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Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
6
69
Comply with checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

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Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Off-roading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 z
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Parking your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Fuel grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Securing motorcycle for transporta-
tion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Safety instructions Do not exceed the permissible the case (see also the section
6 Rider's equipment
gross weight and be sure to entitled "Accessories").
comply with the instructions on
70 The following clothing will protect loading. with tank rucksack OA
you for every journey: Note the maximum permissible
Adjusting spring preload set- payload of the tank rucksack
Helmet
ting and damping to the total (see also the section entitled
Motorcycling jacket and
weight. "Accessories").
trousers
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with aluminium cases OA


Gloves Payload of tank bag
Make sure that the weight is
Boots
z uniformly distributed between
This applies even to short right and left.
max 5 kg
journeys, and to every season Pack heavy items at the bot-
of the year. Your authorised tom of the cases and toward with rear softbag OA
BMW Motorrad dealer will be the inboard side.
Note the maximum permiss-
glad to advise you on the correct Note the maximum permissible
ible payload of the rear softbag
clothing for every purpose. payload and the speed limit
(see also the section entitled
for riding with cases fitted, as
Load correctly "Accessories").
stated on the label inside the
case (see also the section en- Payload of rear softbag
WARNING titled "Accessories").
Handling adversely affected with aluminium topcase OA max 1.5 kg
by overloading and imbal-
Note the maximum permissible
anced loads.
payload and the speed limit
Risk of falling for riding with topcase fitted,
as stated on the label inside
Speed Maximum speed with Risk of poisoning
If you ride at high speed, always knobbly tyres or winter Exhaust fumes contain carbon 6
bear in mind that various bound- tyres monoxide, which is colourless 71
ary conditions can adversely af- and odourless but highly toxic.
fect the handling of your motor- DANGER
cycle, e.g.: WARNING
Top speed of the motorcycle
Settings of the spring-strut and Exhaust gases adversely af-
higher than the permissible
shock-absorber system

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maximum rated speed of the fecting health.
Imbalanced load Risk of asphyxiation
tyres.
Loose clothing
Insufficient tyre pressure
Risk of accident due to tyre dam- Do not inhale exhaust fumes. z
age at high speed. Do not run the engine in an
Poor tyre tread enclosed space.
Comply with the tyre-specific
Added luggage systems such speed restrictions.
as bags, topcases and tank Risk of burn injury
bags. Note the speed limit for Always bear the maximum per-
riding with the luggage system missible speed of the tyres in CAUTION
fitted, as stated on the label in- mind when riding a motorcycle
side the luggage system (see fitted with knobbly tyres or winter Engine and exhaust system
also the section entitled "Ac- tyres. become very hot when the
cessories"). Affix a label stating the maximum vehicle is in use.
permissible speed to the instru- Risk of burn injury
ment panel in the rider's field of When you park the vehicle
vision. make sure that no-one and no
objects can come into contact
with the hot engine and ex-
haust system.
Catalytic converter Risk of overheating Do not tamper with the vehicle
6 If misfiring causes unburned fuel in any way that could result in
to enter the catalytic converter, ATTENTION tuned performance.
72
there is a danger of overheating Engine running for prolonged
and damage. Comply with checklist
period with vehicle at stand-
The following guidelines must be still. At regular intervals, use the
observed: Overheating due to insufficient checklist below to check your
Do not run the fuel tank dry motorcycle.
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cooling. In extreme cases, the


Do not attempt to start or run motorcycle could catch fire.
the engine with a spark-plug Always before riding off:
z Do not allow the engine to idle Operation of the brake system
cap disconnected unnecessarily.
Stop the engine immediately if Operation of the lights and sig-
Ride away immediately after nalling equipment
it misfires starting the engine.
Use only unleaded fuel. Checking clutch function
Comply with all specified main- ( 99).
Tampering
tenance intervals Check tyre tread depth
ATTENTION ( 100).
Cases correctly installed and
ATTENTION Tampering with the motor- luggage secured
Unburned fuel in catalytic cycle (e.g. engine manage-
ment ECU, throttle valves, Every 3rd refuelling stop:
converter.
clutch). without Electronic Suspension
Damage to catalytic converter. Adjustment (ESA) OE
Damage to the affected parts,
Note the points listed for
failure of safety-relevant func- Adjusting spring preload for
protection of the catalytic
tions. Damage due to tampering rear wheel ( 52).
converter.
is not covered by the warranty.
without Electronic Suspension Starting
Adjustment (ESA) OE
Starting engine
NOTICE
6
Adjusting the damping charac- You cannot start the motorcycle 73
teristic for rear wheel ( 53). with the side stand extended and
ATTENTION
a gear engaged. The engine will
with Electronic Suspension Ad- Sufficient gearbox lubrication switch itself off if you start it with
justment (ESA) OE only with the engine is run- the gearbox in neutral and then
Adjusting the chassis and ning. engage a gear before retracting

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suspension ( 54). Gearbox damage the side stand.
Checking engine oil level Do not allow the motorcycle to
When starting a cold engine z
( 93). roll for a lengthy period of time
at low ambient temperatures:
Check front brake pad thick- or push it a long distance with
disengage the clutch and turn
ness ( 95). the engine switched off.
the twistgrip slightly to open
Check rear brake pad thickness Switch on ignition ( 36). the throttle.
( 96). PreRideCheck is performed.
Check brake-fluid level, front ( 74)
brakes ( 96). ABS self-diagnosis is in pro-
Check the brake-fluid level, rear gress. ( 74)
brakes ( 97). with Automatic Stability Control
Check coolant level ( 98). (ASC) OE
Lubricate chain ( 101). ASC self-diagnosis is per-
Check chain sag ( 101). formed. ( 75)
Select neutral or, if a gear is
engaged, pull the clutch lever.
Press starter button 1.
Phase 1 specialist workshop, preferably
6 NOTICE
The rev. counter and speedo- an authorised BMW Motorrad
The start attempt is automatic- meter needles both swing to dealer.
74
ally interrupted if battery voltage the limit values on their scales.
At the same time, all the warn- ABS self-diagnosis
is too low. Recharge the battery
before you start the engine, or ing lights and telltale lights are BMW Motorrad ABS performs
use jump leads and a donor bat- switched on in succession. self-diagnosis to ensure its op-
tery to start. erability. Self-diagnosis is per-
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Phase 2 formed automatically when you


See the subsection on jump
The 'General' warning light switch on the ignition. The mo-
starting in "Maintenance" for
z more details. changes from yellow to red. torcycle has to move forward a
few metres for the wheel-speed
The engine starts. Phase 3 sensors to be tested.
If the engine refuses to start, The rev. counter and speedo-
consult the troubleshooting meter needles both swing to Phase 1
chart in the section entitled the starting position on their Test of the diagnosable system
"Technical data". ( 140) scales. At the same time, all the components with the vehicle at a
warning lights and telltale lights standstill.
Pre-ride check switched on in the initial phase
The instrument panel runs a test are switched off in reverse se- ABS telltale and warning
of the instruments and the telltale quence. light flashes.
and warning lights when the ig-
nition is switched on: this is the If a needle did not move or if a Phase 2
so-called "Pre-Ride-Check". The warning light or telltale light did Test of the wheel-speed sensors
test is aborted if you start the en- not show: as the vehicle pulls away from
gine before it completes. Have the fault rectified as rest.
quickly as possible by a
ABS telltale and warning ASC self-diagnosis ASC self-diagnosis
light flashes. with Automatic Stability Control completed 6
(ASC) OE The ASC telltale and warning
ABS self-diagnosis 75
light goes out.
completed BMW Motorrad ASC performs
The ABS telltale and warning self-diagnosis to ensure its op- Check all the warning and tell-
light goes out. erability. Self-diagnosis is per- tale lights.
formed automatically when you After completion of ASC self-

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Check all the warning and tell- switch on the ignition. diagnosis, an indicator showing
tale lights. an ASC fault is displayed:
After the ABS self-diagnosis Phase 1 You can continue to ride. Bear z
completes, an indicator show- Test of the diagnosable system in mind that the ASC function
ing an ABS fault will appear. components with the vehicle at is not available.
You can continue to ride. Bear a standstill. Have the fault rectified as
in mind that the ABS function ASC telltale and warning quickly as possible by a
is not available. light slow-flashes. specialist workshop, preferably
Have the fault rectified as an authorised BMW Motorrad
quickly as possible by a Phase 2 dealer.
specialist workshop, preferably Test of the diagnosis-capable
an authorised BMW Motorrad system components while the Running in
dealer. motorcycle is on the move
Engine
(speed at least 5 km/h).
ASC telltale and warning Until the first running-in check,
light slow-flashes. vary the throttle opening and
engine-speed range frequently;
avoid riding at constant engine exerting greater pressure on the Ride carefully and avoid ex-
6 rpm for prolonged periods. levers. tremely sharp inclines.
Try to do most of your rid-
76 ing during this initial period on WARNING Speed
twisting, fairly hilly roads. New brake pads. with on-board computer OE
Comply with the rpm limits for Longer stopping distance. Risk
running in. of accident. Redline warning
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Running-in speed Apply the brakes in good


time.
z <5000 min-1 Tyres
Note the mileage after which New tyres have a smooth sur-
the running-in check should be face. This must be roughened by
carried out. riding in a restrained manner at
various heel angles until the tyres
Mileage until the are run in. This running in pro-
running-in check cedure is essential if the tyres are The redline warning indicates
500...1200 km to achieve maximum grip. that engine revolutions have
reached the rev. counter's red
WARNING segment. Telltale light 1 flashes
Brake pads
New brake pads have to bed New tyres losing grip on wet red to indicate that the engine is
down before they can achieve roads and at extreme bank redlining.
their optimum friction levels. You angles. The signal remains active un-
can compensate for this initial re- Risk of accident til you shift up or reduce engine
duction in braking efficiency by
speed. You can activate or deac- OFF: Redline warning deactiv- Brakes
tivate the redline warning. ated.
WARNING
6
To save the setting, press
Activating redline warning button 1 and button 2 at 77
Riding on unsurfaced roads
the same time and hold
or dirty road surfaces.
them down until the reading
Delayed braking effect due to
changes.
dirty brake discs and brake pads.

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Off-roading Apply the brakes in good time
until the brakes have been
After off-roading cleaned. z
BMW Motorrad recommends
checking the following after riding ATTENTION
the motorcycle off-road:
Switch on ignition ( 36). Riding on unsurfaced roads
Press button 1 and button 2 Tyre pressure or dirty road surfaces.
at the same time and hold Increased brake-pad wear.
them down until the reading WARNING Check the thickness of the
changes. brake pads more frequently
Riding on surfaced roads
FLASH (redline warning) ap- with tyre pressures lowered
and replace the brake pads in
pears, along with ON or OFF. good time.
for off-roading.
Repeatedly press button 1 until
Risk of accident due to impaired Spring preload and shock-
the reading shows the mode
handling characteristics. absorber settings
you want.
Always check that the tyre
ON: Redline warning activated. pressures are correct.
clogging at shorter intervals; makes the best possible use of
6 WARNING clan or replace as necessary. the dynamic increase in load at
Changed values for spring Operation in very dusty condi- the front wheel. Remember to
78 pull the clutch at the same time.
preload and spring-strut tions (desert, steppes, or the like)
damping for riding off-road. necessitates the use of air filter In the "panic braking situations"
elements specially designed for that are trained so frequently
Impaired handling characteristics
conditions of this nature. braking force is applied as rap-
on surfaced roads.
idly as possible and with the
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If you have been off-roading,


Brakes rider's full force applied to the
be sure to correct spring pre-
brake levers; under these circum-
load and spring-strut damping How can stopping
z characteristics before you re-
stances the dynamic shift in load
distance be minimised? distribution cannot keep pace
turn to surfaced roads.
Each time the brakes are applied, with the increase in deceleration
Rims a load distribution shift takes and the tyres cannot transmit the
BMW Motorrad recommends place with the load shifting for- full braking force to the surface
checking the rims for damage ward from the rear to the front of the road.
after off-roading. wheel. The sharper the motor- BMW Motorrad ABS prevents
cycle decelerates, the more load the front wheel from locking up.
Air filter element is shifted to the front wheel. The
higher the wheel load, the more Descending mountain
ATTENTION braking force can be transmitted passes
without the wheel locking.
Dirty air-filter element. WARNING
To optimise stopping distance,
Engine damage
apply the front brakes rapidly and Braking only with the rear
If you ride in dusty terrain
keep on increasing the force you brake on mountain descents.
check the air filter element for
apply to the brake lever. This
Brake fade. Destruction of the Always check that the ground
brakes due to overheating. WARNING under the stand is level and 6
Use both front and rear brakes, Moisture and dirt. firm.
and make use of the engine's 79
Diminished braking effect.
braking effect as well. ATTENTION
Apply the brakes lightly while
riding to remove wetness and Additional weight placing
Wet and dirty brakes
dirt, or dismount and clean the strain on the side stand.
Wetness and dirt on the brake

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brakes. Risk of damage to parts if vehicle
discs and the brake pads dimin- Think ahead and brake in good
ish braking efficiency. topples.
time until full braking efficiency
Delayed braking action or poor Do not sit or lean on the z
is restored. vehicle while it is propped on
braking efficiency must be
reckoned with in the following the side stand.
Parking your
situations: Extend the side stand and prop
Riding in the rain or through
motorcycle
the motorcycle on the stand.
puddles of water. Side stand If the camber of the roadway
After the vehicle has been Switch off the engine. permits, turn the handlebars all
washed. the way to the left.
Riding on salted or gritted ATTENTION On a gradient, the motorcycle
roads. should always face uphill; se-
Poor ground underneath the
After work has been carried on lect 1st gear.
stand.
the brakes, due to traces of oil
Risk of damage to parts if vehicle
or grease.
topples.
Riding on dirt-covered surfaces
or off-road.
Centre stand On a gradient, the motorcycle Clean plastic parts immediately
6 with centre stand OE should always face uphill; se- after contact with fuel.
lect 1st gear. Make sure the ground is level
80 Switch off the engine. and firm and place the motor-
Refuelling cycle on its side stand.
ATTENTION
Poor ground underneath the WARNING NOTICE
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stand. Fuel is highly flammable. The volume of the tank can be


Risk of damage to parts if vehicle Risk of fire and explosion. utilised to the full only when the
topples.
z Do not smoke. Never bring motorcycle is propped on its side
Always check that the ground a naked flame near the fuel stand.
under the stand is level and tank.
firm.
WARNING
ATTENTION
Escape of fuel due to heat-
Centre stand retracts due to induced expansion if fuel
severe movements. tank is overfilled.
Risk of damage to parts if vehicle Risk of falling
topples. Do not overfill the fuel tank.
Do not lean or sit on the
vehicle with the centre stand
ATTENTION Open the protective cap 1.
extended.
Fuel attacks plastic surfaces. Use the ignition key to unlock
Extend the centre stand and lift fuel filler cap 2 and pop the
the motorcycle onto the stand. Surfaces become unsightly or
dull. cap open.
Fuel grade
NOTICE
For optimum fuel consumption, 6
The "usable fuel capacity" spe- fuel should be sulphur-free or as 81
cified in the technical data is the low-sulphur as possible.
quantity that the fuel tank could
hold if it had been run dry and ATTENTION
the engine had cut out due to a
Leaded fuel.
lack of fuel.

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Damage to catalytic converter.
Refuel with fuel of the grade Usable fuel capacity Do not attempt to run the
stated below; do not fill the vehicle on leaded fuel or fuel z
tank past the bottom edge of with metallic additives, e.g.
the filler neck. approx. 24 l manganese or iron.

Reserve fuel Fuels with a maximum Ethanol


NOTICE content of 10 %, i.e. E10, can
be fuelled.
When refuelling after running on
reserve, make sure that you top min 2.7 l Recommended fuel
up the tank to a level above re- Press the fuel tank cap down grade
serve, as otherwise the new level firmly to close.
will not be registered and the fuel Remove the key and close the Super unleaded (max. 10 %
warning light indicating that the protective cap. ethanol, E10)
level is down to reserve will not 95 ROZ/RON
be switched off. 89 AKI
with regular unleaded OE
6 Recommended fuel
grade
82
Regular unleaded (slight
power- and consumption-
related restrictions)
(max. 10 % ethanol, E10)
91 ROZ/RON
Riding

87 AKI
z ATTENTION ATTENTION
Securing motorcycle
for transportation Vehicle topples to side when Trapping of components.
Make sure that all components being lifted on to stand. Component damage
that might come into contact Risk of damage to parts if vehicle Do not trap components such
with straps used to secure the topples. as brake lines or cable legs.
vehicle are adequately protec- Secure the vehicle to prevent it At the front, secure the straps
ted against scratching. Use toppling, preferably with the as- to the bottom fork bridge on
adhesive tape or soft cloths, for sistance of a second person. both sides and tighten the
example, for this purpose. Push the motorcycle onto the straps.
transportation flat and hold it in
position: do not place it on the
side stand or centre stand.
6
83

Riding
At the rear, secure the straps
to the rear frame on both sides
z
and tighten the straps.
Tighten all the straps uniformly;
the vehicle's suspension should
be compressed as tightly as
possible front and rear.
z
84
6

Riding
Engineering details
Riding mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
7
85
Brake system with BMW Motorrad
ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Electronic engine management with
BMW Motorrad ASC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Engineering details
z
Riding mode In the ROAD mode ABS has This is the status of the motor-
7 with off-road mode ABS and
been adjusted to on-road rid- cycle when it is at a standstill
ing. with the ignition switched on.
86 ASC OE
In ENDURO mode ABS has Under other circumstances, you
Selection been adjusted to off-road riding must proceed as follows:
using massive-bar tyres. Close the throttle twistgrip.
In order to adjust the motorcycle
to the road condition, two riding Release the brake levers.
ASC Disengage the clutch.
Engineering details

modes can be selected:


The front wheel lift assistant is
ROAD: On-road riding
active in both modes. The desired riding mode is ini-
ENDURO: Off-road riding tially preselected. The mode
In ROAD mode the ASC is
For each of the two riding modes configured for on-road riding. change does not take place until
aligned settings for the ABS and In ENDURO mode the ASC is the systems in question are all in
ASC systems are available. configured for off-road riding. the appropriate state.
ABS and/or ASC can be
switched off in each mode: the Mode changes Brake system with
z explanations below invariably A changeover of the ABS and BMW Motorrad ABS
apply to the behaviour of the ASC riding modes while riding is
possible only in certain operating
How does ABS work?
motorcycle with these systems
states: The amount of braking force that
active.
no drive torque at the rear can be transferred to the road
ABS wheel, depends on factors that include
No brake pressure in the brake the coefficient of friction of the
The rear wheel lift assistant is
system. road surface. Loose stones, ice
active in both modes.
and snow or a wet road all have
much lower coefficients of friction
than a clean and dry asphalt sur- road can drop to zero. If the happens the outcome can be a
face. The lower the coefficient brakes are applied under these highsiding situation in which the 7
of friction, the longer the braking circumstances the ABS has to motorcycle can flip over.
distance. reduce braking force to ensure 87
If the rider increases braking that directional stability is main- WARNING
pressure to the extent that brak- tained when the wheels regain Rear wheel lift due to severe
ing force exceeds the maximum contact with the road surface. braking.
transferable limit, the wheels start At this instant the ABS must

Engineering details
Risk of falling
to lock and the vehicle loses its assume an extremely low coef-
When you brake sharply, bear
directional stability; a fall is im- ficient of friction, so that the
in mind that ABS control can-
minent. Before this situation oc- wheels will continue to rotate un-
not always be relied on to pre-
curs the ABS will be activated der all imaginable circumstances,
vent the rear wheel from lifting
and the brake pressure adap- because this is the precondition
clear of the ground.
ted to the maximally transferable for ensuring directional stability.
braking force. The wheels con- As soon as it registers the actual What is the design
tinue to turn and the driving sta- circumstances, the system re-
acts instantly and adjusts braking
baseline for
bility is retained irrespective of
the road condition. force accordingly to achieve op- BMW Motorrad ABS? z
timum braking. Within the limits imposed by
What are the effects of physics, the BMW Motorrad ABS
surface irregularities? Rear wheel lift ensures directional stability on
Surface irregularities can cause Under very severe and sudden any surface. The system is not
the wheels to lose contact tem- deceleration, however, it is pos- optimised for special require-
porarily with the road surface. If sible that the ABS will be unable ments that apply under extreme
this happens the braking force to prevent the rear wheel from competitive situations off-road or
that can be transmitted to the lifting clear of the ground. If this on the race course.
Special situations Rear wheel locked for a lengthy Reserves for safety
7 The speeds of the front and rear period, for example while des- The potentially shorter braking
wheels are compared as one cending off-road. distances which BMW Motorrad
88
means of detecting a wheel's If a fault message is issued on ABS permits must not be used
incipient tendency to lock. If account of exceptional riding as an excuse for careless riding.
the system registers implaus- conditions, you can reactivate ABS is primarily a means of en-
ible values for a lengthy period the ABS function by switching suring a safety margin in genuine
the ABS function is deactivated emergencies.
Engineering details

the ignition off and on again.


for safety reasons and an ABS
fault message is issued. Self-dia- How important is regular WARNING
gnosis has to complete before maintenance? Braking when cornering.
fault messages can be issued.
Risk of accident despite ABS.
Exceptional riding conditions can WARNING Invariably, the rider bears re-
also lead to a fault message be-
Brake system not regularly sponsibility for assessing road
ing issued:
serviced. and traffic conditions and ad-
Riding for a lengthy period with
Risk of accident opting his or her style of riding
z the front wheel lifted off the
accordingly.
ground (wheelie). In order to ensure that the
BMW Motorrad ABS is always Do not take risks that would
Rear wheel rotating with the
maintained in optimum condi- negate the additional margin of
vehicle held stationary by ap-
tion, it is essential for you to safety offered by this system.
plying the front brake (burn-
out). comply strictly with the spe-
Heating up with the motorcycle cified inspection intervals.
on the centre stand or an auxil-
iary stand, engine idling or with
a gear engaged.
Electronic engine ASC control can be consider- Do not take risks that would
management with able (weight shifts when corner- negate the additional safety 7
ing, items of luggage loose on offered by this system.
BMW Motorrad ASC the motorcycle), especially when 89
with Automatic Stability Control style of riding takes rider and ma- Special situations
(ASC) OE chine close to the limits imposed In accordance with the laws of
by physics. physics, the ability to accelerate
How does ASC work? For off-road driving the riding is restricted more and more as

Engineering details
The BMW Motorrad ASC system mode ENDURO should be ac- the angle of heel increases. Con-
compares the speed of rotation tivated. This mode delays ASC sequently, there can be a per-
of the front wheel and the rear intervention slightly in order to ceptible reduction in acceleration
wheel. The differential is used to permit controlled drifting. out of very tight bends.
compute slip as a measure of the The system is not optimised for
reserves of stability available at special requirements that apply The speeds of the front and
the rear wheel. If slip exceeds a under extreme competitive situ- rear wheels are compared as
certain limit the engine control in- ations off-road or on the race one means of detecting the rear
tervenes, adapting engine torque course. The BMW Motorrad wheel's incipient tendency to
accordingly. ASC can be deactivated in these spin or slip sideways. If the sys- z
cases. tem registers implausible values
What is the design for a lengthy period the ASC
baseline for WARNING function is deactivated for safety
BMW Motorrad ASC? reasons and an ASC fault mes-
Risky riding.
The BMW Motorrad ASC is an sage is issued. Self-diagnosis
Risk of accident despite ASC. has to complete before fault
assistant system for the rider for Invariably, it remains the rider's
use on public roads. The ex- messages can be issued.
responsibility to adapt riding
tent to which the rider affects style to riding conditions.
The following exceptional Under these circumstances,
7 riding conditions can lead to BMW Motorrad recommends
an automatic shutdown of the rolling the throttle slightly closed
90 BMW Motorrad ASC: so as to restore stability with the
Riding with the front wheel lif- least possible delay.
ted off the ground (wheelie).
Rear wheel rotating with the When riding on a slippery sur-
vehicle held stationary by ap- face, never snap the throttle
Engineering details

plying the front brake (burn- twistgrip fully closed without


out). pulling the clutch at the same
Heating up with the motorcycle time. Engine braking torque can
on the centre stand or an auxil- cause the rear wheel to lock, with
iary stand, engine idling or with a corresponding loss of stability.
a gear engaged. The BMW Motorrad ASC is un-
able to control a situation of this
Accelerating the motorcycle to nature.
a speed in excess of 5 km/h
z after switching the ignition off
and then on again reactivates the
ASC.

If the front wheel lifts clear of the


ground under severe accelera-
tion, the ASC reduces engine
torque until the front wheel re-
gains contact with the ground.
Maintenance
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
8
91
Toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Maintenance
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Rims and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 z
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Body panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Air filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Jump-starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
General instructions Toolkit 3 Open-ended spanner
8 The "Maintenance" chapter de- Standard tool kit
Width across flats 17
Adjust mirror arm
92 scribes straightforward proced-
( 51).
ures for checking and replacing
certain wear parts. 4 Torx wrench, T40
Special tightening torques are lis- Adjust headlight beam
ted as applicable. The tightening throw ( 56).
5 Reversible screwdriver
Maintenance

torques for the threaded fasten-


ers on your vehicle are listed in blade
the section entitled "Technical Phillips PH1 and Torx T25
data". Remove centre trim
Further information on mainten- panel ( 119).
ance and repair works is available 1 Screwdriver handle
z from your BMW Motorrad author- 2 Reversible screwdriver Service toolkit
ised dealer in the form of a DVD. blade with service toolkit OA
With star-head and plain-
Some of the work requires spe- tip ends
cial tools and a thorough know- Removing bulbs for front
ledge of the technology involved. and rear turn indicators
If you are in doubt consult a ( 116).
specialist workshop, preferably Replacing bulb for
your authorised BMW Motorrad number-plate light
dealer. ( 118).
Removing battery
( 125).
higher the level of oil in the with centre stand OE
sump. Check that the engine is at op- 8
Misinterpretation of the oil level erating temperature, make sure
93
Check the oil level only the ground is level and firm
after a lengthy ride or when and place the motorcycle on its
the engine is at operating centre stand.
temperature.

Maintenance
Wipe the area around the oil
filler neck clean.
BMW Motorrad has assembled Allow the engine to idle until
a service toolkit that is ideal for the fan starts up, then allow it
carrying out extended work (e.g. to idle one minute longer.
removing and installing wheels)
on this motorcycle. You can ob- NOTICE z
tain the tools set from your au-
As a contribution to reducing
thorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
environmental impact,
BMW Motorrad recommends ATTENTION
Engine oil
checking the engine oil on
Checking engine oil level occasion after a trip of at least 50 Vehicle topples to side when
km. being lifted on to stand.
ATTENTION Risk of damage to parts if vehicle
Switch off the engine. topples.
The oil level varies with the Make sure the engine is at op- Secure the vehicle to prevent it
temperature of the oil. The erating temperature and hold toppling, preferably with the as-
higher the temperature, the the motorcycle upright. sistance of a second person.
Remove oil dipstick 1. If the oil level is above the MAX
8 mark:
Have the oil level corrected
94
by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.

Install the oil dipstick.


Maintenance

Topping up the engine oil


Engine oil, specified level
ATTENTION
Use a dry cloth to wipe gauge
length 2 clean. Not enough or too much en-
Between MIN and MAX marks
z Seat the oil dipstick on the oil gine oil.
filler neck, but do not engage Engine oil, quantity for Engine damage
the threads. topping up Always make sure that the oil
Remove the oil dipstick and level is correct.
check the oil level. Viscosity class
Make sure the ground is level
max 0.4 l (Difference between and firm and place the motor-
MIN and MAX) cycle on its stand.
If the oil level is below the MIN Wipe the area around the filler
mark: neck clean.
Top up the engine oil ( 94).
If pressure points are not clearly front suspension toward brake
perceptible: callipers 1 and 2. 8
Have the brakes checked by a
95
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.

Checking front brake pad

Maintenance
thickness
Remove oil dipstick 1. Make sure the ground is level
Top up the engine oil to the and firm and place the motor-
specified level. cycle on its stand.
Brake-pad wear limit,
Checking engine oil level
front z
( 93).
Install the oil dipstick. min 1.0 mm (Friction pad
only, without backing plate.
Brake system The wear indicators, i.e. the
Checking function of grooves, must be clearly
brakes visible.)
Operate the brake lever.
If the wear indicating marks are
The pressure point must be no longer clearly visible:
clearly perceptible. Visually inspect the front left
Press the footbrake lever. and right brake pads to ascer-
The pressure point must be tain their thickness. Viewing
clearly perceptible. direction: Between wheel and
In order to ensure the depend-
8 WARNING ability of the brake system, do
Brake-pad thickness less not permit the brake pads to
96 wear past the minimum per-
than permissible minimum.
missible thickness.
Diminished braking effect. Dam-
age to the brakes. Have the brake pads replaced
In order to ensure the depend- by a specialist workshop,
Maintenance

ability of the brake system, do preferably an authorised


not permit the brake pads to BMW Motorrad dealer.
wear past the minimum per- Visually inspect the brake pads
missible thickness. to ascertain their thickness. Checking brake-fluid
Viewing direction: from the rear level, front brakes
Have the brake pads replaced
toward brake caliper 1.
by a specialist workshop,
z WARNING
preferably an authorised Brake-pad wear limit,
BMW Motorrad dealer. rear Not enough brake fluid in
brake fluid reservoir.
Check rear brake pad min 1.0 mm (Friction pad only, Considerably reduced braking
thickness without backing plate.) power due to air in the brake
Make sure the ground is level If the brake pads are worn: system.
and firm and place the motor- Check the brake-fluid level at
cycle on its stand. WARNING regular intervals.
Brake-pad thickness less Make sure the ground is level
than permissible minimum. and firm and hold the motor-
Diminished braking effect. Dam- cycle upright.
age to the brakes.
with centre stand OE Checking the brake-fluid
Make sure the ground is level level, rear brakes 8
and firm and place the motor-
97
cycle on its centre stand. WARNING

Move the handlebars to the Not enough brake fluid in


straight-ahead position. brake fluid reservoir.
Considerably reduced braking

Maintenance
power due to air in the brake
system.
Brake fluid level, front Check the brake-fluid level at
(visual inspection) regular intervals.
Make sure the ground is level
Brake fluid, DOT4
and firm and hold the motor- z
It is impermissible for the cycle upright.
brake fluid level to drop below with centre stand OE
the MIN mark. Make sure the ground is level
Check the brake fluid level in and firm and place the motor-
front reservoir 1. If the brake fluid level drops be- cycle on its centre stand.
low the permitted level:
NOTICE Have the defect rectified as
Wear of the brake pads causes quickly as possible by a spe-
the brake fluid level in the reser- cialist workshop, preferably
voir to sink. an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Coolant
8 Checking coolant level
98 Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motor-
cycle on its stand.
Turn the handlebars all the way
to the right.
Maintenance

Check the brake fluid level in


Brake fluid level, rear
rear reservoir 1.
(visual inspection)
NOTICE
Brake fluid, DOT4
z
Wear of the brake pads causes It is impermissible for the
the brake fluid level in the reser- brake fluid level to drop below
voir to sink. the MIN mark.

If the brake fluid level drops be- Check the coolant level in
low the permitted level: expansion tank 1. Viewing
Have the defect rectified as direction: From in front,
quickly as possible by a spe- between windscreen and right
cialist workshop, preferably side panel.
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Topping up coolant If the pressure point is not clearly
perceptible: 8
Have the clutch checked by a
99
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.

Checking the clutch play

Maintenance
Coolant, specified level
Open cap 1 of the expansion
tank.
Antifreeze and corrosion inhib- Using a suitable funnel, top up
itor with coolant until the level is
z
between MIN and MAX marks correct.
on the expansion tank Close the cap of the expansion
tank.
If the coolant drops below the Operate the clutch lever until
permitted level:
Top up coolant ( 99).
Clutch resistance can be felt whilst
observing the notch between
Checking clutch function edges 1 and 2 in the manual
Pull the clutch lever. valve.
The pressure point must be The inner edge 1 of the brake
clearly perceptible. cable should be able to move
up to outer edge 2 of the
handbrake fitting.
To reduce clutch play: Un- Checking spokes
8 Clutch cable play
screw the adjusting screw 3 Make sure the ground is level
from the manual valve. and firm and place the motor-
100 Checking the clutch play
5 mm (Handlebars in straight- cycle on its stand.
ahead position) ( 99). Draw the handle of a screw-
Tighten nut 2 while holding the driver or a similar instrument
Clutch play is out of tolerance:
adjusting screw 3 in position. across the spokes and listen
Adjust clutch play ( 100).
Fasten the rubber grommet 1 to the notes of the individual
Maintenance

Adjusting clutch play over the nut. spokes.


If the notes vary:
Rims and tyres Have the spokes checked by a
Checking rims specialist workshop, preferably
Make sure the ground is level an authorised BMW Motorrad
z and firm and place the motor- dealer.
cycle on its stand.
Checking tyre tread depth
Visually inspect the rims for
defects. WARNING
Have any damaged rims in-
Move the rubber grommet 1 to spected by a specialist work- Riding with badly worn tyres
one side. shop and replaced if neces- Risk of accident due to impaired
Slacken nut 2. sary, preferably by an author- handling
To increase clutch play: Screw ised BMW Motorrad dealer. If applicable, have the tyres
the adjusting screw 3 into the changed in good time before
manual valve. they wear to the minimum
tread depth permitted by law.
Make sure the ground is level Chain Check chain sag
and firm and place the motor-
Lubricating chain Make sure the ground is level 8
cycle on its stand. and firm and place the motor-
Measure the tyre tread depth 101
ATTENTION cycle on its stand.
in the main tread grooves with Turn the rear wheel until it
wear marks. Inadequate cleaning and lub- reaches the position with the
rication of the drive chain. lowest amount of chain sag.
NOTICE Accelerated wear.

Maintenance
Wear indicators are built into the Clean and lubricate the drive
main profile grooves on each chain at regular intervals.
tyre. The tyre is worn out when Lubricate the drive chain every
the tyre tread has worn down 1000 km at the latest. Lubric-
to the level of the marks. The ate the chain more frequently if
locations of the marks are indic- the motorcycle is ridden in wet, z
ated on the edge of the tyre, e.g. dusty or dirty conditions.
by the letters TI, TWI or by an Switch the ignition off and se-
arrow. lect neutral.
If the tyre tread is worn to min- Clean the drive chain with a Use a screwdriver to push the
imum: suitable cleaning product, dry it chain up and down and meas-
Replace tyre or tyres, as applic- and apply chain lubricant. ure difference A.
able. Wipe off excess lubricant.
8 Chain deflection Locknut of the final-drive
chain tensioning screw
102
35...45 mm (Motorcycle with 19 Nm
no weight applied, supported Tighten quick-release axle
on its side stand) nut 1 to the specified tight-
If measured value is outside per- ening torque.
Maintenance

mitted tolerance:
Rear quick-release axle
Adjust chain sag ( 102).
Slacken quick-release axle in swinging arm
Adjust chain sag nut 1.
100 Nm
Make sure the ground is level Slacken locknuts 2 on left and
and firm and place the motor- right. Checking the chain wear
z cycle on its stand. Use adjusting screws 3 on left
Make sure the ground is level
and right to adjust chain sag.
and firm and place the motor-
Check chain sag ( 101).
cycle on its stand.
Make sure that scale read-
Engage 1st gear.
ings 4 are the same on left and
Turn the rear wheel in the nor-
right.
mal direction of travel until the
Tighten locknuts 2 on left and
chain is tensioned.
right to the specified tightening
Measure the length of the
torque.
chain over 9 rivets below the
rear wheel swinging arm.
Wheels the Internet at www.bmw-
Tyre recommendation
motorrad.com. 8
For each size of tyre Effect of wheel size on 103
BMW Motorrad tests certain chassis and suspension
makes, and approves those control systems
that it certifies as roadworthy. If
Wheel size is very important
BMW Motorrad has not approved
as a parameter for the chassis

Maintenance
the wheels and tyres, it cannot
and suspension control sys-
assess their suitability or provide
tems ABS and ASC. In particular,
Permissible chain length any guarantee of road safety.
the diameter and the width of a
BMW Motorrad recommends vehicle's wheels are programmed
using only tyres tested by into the control unit and are fun-
max 144.30 mm (measured BMW Motorrad.
centre to centre over 10
damental to all calculations. Any z
It is absolutely essential to ob- change in these influencing vari-
pins, chain pulled taut) serve the maximum permissible ables, caused for example by a
If the chain has stretched to the speed and load-capacity ratings switch to non-standard installed
maximum permissible length: (see "Technical data"). wheels, can have serious effects
Seek the advice of a specialist Comply with the instructions re- on the performance of the con-
workshop, preferably an author- garding maximum speed for rid- trol systems.
ised BMW Motorrad dealer. ing with knobbly tyres or winter The sensor rings are essential
tyres fitted ( 71). for correct road-speed calcula-
You can obtain detailed tion, and they too must match
information from your authorised the motorcycle's control sys-
BMW Motorrad dealer or on tems and consequently cannot
be changed.
If you decide that you would like
8 to fit non-standard wheels to
your motorcycle, it is very im-
104 portant to consult a specialist
workshop beforehand, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer. In some cases, the data
programmed into the control
Maintenance

units can be changed to suit the


new wheel sizes.
Remove screw 1 and remove
the wheel-speed sensor from ATTENTION
Removing front wheel
its bore. Brake pads pushed together
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motor- with brake caliper removed.
z
cycle on its stand. It is not possible to slip the brake
caliper over the brake disc.
Do not operate the brake lever
while a brake caliper has been
removed.
Remove screws 1 of the brake
callipers on left and right.
are available from your author-
ised BMW motorcycle dealer. 8
with centre stand OE
105
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motor-
cycle on its centre stand.

Lift the front of the motorcycle

Maintenance
until the front wheel is clear of
the ground, preferably using
Force the brake pads 1 slightly Remove axle screw 1.
a BMW Motorrad front-wheel
apart by rotational movement Slacken left axle clamping
stand.
of the brake calliper 2 against screws 2.
Installing the front-wheel stand
brake disc 3. Push the axle in as far as it will
( 112). z
Mask off the parts of the wheel go.
rim that could be scratched in
the process of removing the
brake callipers.
Carefully pull the brake callipers
back and out until clear of the
brake discs.

Place the motorcycle on an


auxiliary stand preferably a
BMW Motorrad rear-wheel
stand. The rear-wheel stand Slacken right axle clamping
and its accessory components screws 1.
8 ATTENTION

106 Tightening threaded fasten-


ers to incorrect tightening
torque.
Damage, or threaded fasteners
work loose.
Maintenance

Always have the security of


the fasteners checked by a
Remove axle 1, while support- Remove spacing bushing 1 specialist workshop, preferably
ing the wheel. from the left-hand side of the an authorised BMW Motorrad
Do not remove the grease from wheel hub. dealer.
the axle.
z Roll the front wheel forward to Installing front wheel
remove.
WARNING
Use of a non-standard wheel.
Malfunctions in operation of ABS
and ASC.
See the information on the ef-
fect of wheel size on the ABS
and ASC systems at the start Slip spacing bushing 1 onto
of this chapter. the left-hand side of the wheel
hub.
the next operation in the as-
ATTENTION sembly procedure. 8
Front wheel installed wrong 107
way round.
Risk of accident
Note direction-of-rotation ar-
rows on tyre or rim.

Maintenance
Roll the front wheel into posi-
tion between the front forks.
Tighten axle screw 1 to the
specified tightening torque.
Axle screw in quick-re-
Clamp of quick-release lease axle, front
axle
z
30 Nm
Tightening sequence: Tighten
Tighten left axle clamping
screws six times in alternate
screws 2 to the specified
sequence
tightening torque.
19 Nm
Raise the front wheel and in-
sert axle 1 until seated.
Tighten right axle clamping
screws 2 to the specified tight-
ening torque or install a suit-
able tool to counter-hold for
8
108

Maintenance

If fully tightened beforehand, Tighten screws 1 on left and


Clamp of quick-release
slacken right axle clamping right to the specified tightening
axle
screws 1 again. torque.
Tightening sequence: Tighten Removing the front-wheel
z Brake caliper to tele-
screws six times in alternate stand.
scopic fork
sequence
without centre stand OE
19 Nm 38 Nm
Remove the auxiliary stand.

Place the right brake calliper


and the left brake calliper onto
the brake disc.
8
109

Maintenance
Insert the ABS sensor into its Tighten right axle clamping
Clamp of quick-release
bore and install screw 1. screws 1 to the specified tight-
axle
Remove the adhesive tape ening torque.
from the wheel rim. Tightening sequence: Tighten
Operate the brake several screws six times in alternate
z
times until the brake pads are sequence
bedded.
19 Nm
Firmly compress the front forks
several times. Removing rear wheel
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the mo-
torcycle on a suitable auxiliary
stand.
with centre stand OE
8 Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motor-
110
cycle on its centre stand.
Maintenance

Remove axle nut 1. Remove quick-release axle 1


Slacken locknuts 2 on left and and remove adjusting plate 2.
right by turning them counter- Support the wheel.
clockwise.
z Back off adjusting screws 3 on
Remove screw 1 and remove left and right by turning them
the speed sensor from its bore. counter-clockwise.
Remove adjusting plate 4 and
push the axle in as far as it will
go.

Roll the rear wheel as far


forward as possible and
disengage chain 1 from the
sprocket. ATTENTION
8
Roll the rear wheel back until it Tightening threaded fasten-
is clear of the swinging arm. 111
ers to incorrect tightening
torque.
NOTICE
Damage, or threaded fasteners
The sprocket and the spacer work loose.

Maintenance
sleeves on left and right are Always have the security of
loose fits in the wheel. Take care the fasteners checked by a
when removing to ensure that no specialist workshop, preferably Roll the rear wheel as far
parts are damaged or mislaid. an authorised BMW Motorrad forward as possible and loop
dealer. chain 1 over the sprocket.
Install the rear wheel
Roll the rear wheel into the
z
swinging arm, making sure that
WARNING
the brake disc passes between
Use of a non-standard wheel. the brake pads.
Malfunctions in operation of ABS
and ASC.
See the information on the ef-
fect of wheel size on the ABS
and ASC systems at the start
of this chapter.
Place left adjusting plate 2
in the swinging arm and in-
stall quick-release axle 1 in
the brake calliper and the rear Adjust chain sag ( 102).
8 wheel. Support the wheel.
Make sure that the quick-re- Front-wheel stand
112 lease axle fits into the recess of Installing the front-wheel
the adjusting plate.
stand

ATTENTION
Maintenance

Use of the BMW Motorrad


Install nut 1, but do not tighten front wheel stand without
it at this point. also accompanying use of
auxiliary stand.
Risk of damage to parts if vehicle
z topples.
Place the motorcycle on an
Install right adjusting plate 1. auxiliary stand before lifting
the front wheel with the
BMW Motorrad front-wheel
stand.
without centre stand OE
Make sure the ground is level
Insert the speed sensor into and firm and place the mo-
the bore and install screw 1. torcycle on a suitable auxili-
ary stand. BMW Motorrad re-
without centre stand OE
Remove the auxiliary stand.
commends the BMW Motorrad Push the two adapters 2 apart
auxiliary stand. until the telescopic forks fit 8
between them.
with centre stand OE Use locating pins 3 to set the 113
Make sure the ground is level front-wheel stand to the de-
and firm and place the motor- sired height.
cycle on its centre stand. Centre the front-wheel stand
relative to the front wheel and

Maintenance
Use basic stand with front
wheel holder. The basic push it against the front axle.
stand and its accessory Apply uniform pressure to push
parts are available from your the front-wheel stand down
BMW Motorrad dealer. and raise the motorcycle.

with centre stand OE z


ATTENTION
Centre stand retracts if
vehicle lifted too high.
Risk of damage to parts if vehicle
Align the two adapters 2 so
topples.
that the telescopic forks are
When raising the vehicle, make
securely seated.
sure that the centre stand re-
Loosen the fastening screws 1. Tighten securing screw 1.
mains on the ground.
If necessary, adjust the height
of the front-wheel stand.
Make sure the motorcycle is Remove cover 1 or 2. Replace the defective bulb.
8 standing firmly.
Bulb for high-beam
114 headlight
Lighting
Replacing bulbs for low- H7 / 12 V / 55 W
beam and high-beam
Bulbs for the low-beam
headlight headlight
Maintenance

Make sure the ground is level


and firm and place the motor- H7 / 12 V / 55 W
cycle on its stand. Hold the new bulb by the base
Switch off the ignition. Disconnect plug 1. only, in order to keep the glass
free of foreign matter.
z

Turn cover 1 for the high- Disengage spring wire clips 1


beam headlight or cover 2 from the fastenings and swing Insert bulb 1, making sure that
for the low-beam headlight them aside. the tab is correctly positioned.
counter-clockwise. Remove bulb 2.
Close and lock spring wire Replacing bulb for parking
clips 2. light 8
Make sure the ground is level 115
and firm and place the motor-
cycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.

NOTICE

Maintenance
Turn the handlebars to the left to
Pull bulb carrier 1 out of the
facilitate access.
headlight housing.

Connect plug 1.
z

Turn cover 1 counter-clock-


Remove bulb 1 from the
wise.
socket.
Install cover 1 or 2. Remove cover 1.
Replace the defective bulb. Replacing LED for brake
8 Bulb for parking light light and tail light
116 The LED rear light can be
replaced only as a complete
W5W / 12 V / 5 W unit. Consult a specialist work-
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold shop, preferably an authorised
the new bulb in order to keep BMW Motorrad dealer.
Maintenance

the glass free of foreign matter.


Replace LED flashing turn
Install bulb carrier 1 in the indicators
headlight housing. with LED turn indicators OE
The LED flashing turn indic-
ators can be replaced only as
z a complete unit. Consult a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.

Press bulb 1 into the socket.


Removing bulbs for front
and rear turn indicators
Make sure the ground is level
Install cover 1. and firm and place the motor-
cycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.
8
117

Maintenance
Remove screw 1. Press bulb 1 in, turn it counter- Press bulb 1 in and turn it
clockwise and remove it from clockwise to install it in the
the light housing. light housing.

Installing bulbs for front z


and rear turn indicators
Replace the defective bulb.
Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, front

R10W / 12 V / 10 W
Pull the glass out of the light Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
housing at the threaded- the new bulb in order to keep
fastener side. the glass free of foreign matter. Working from the inboard side,
insert the glass into the light
housing and close the housing.
8
118

Maintenance

Install screw 1. Remove screw 1 from the Remove bulb 1 from the
mudguard cover and remove socket.
Replacing bulb for the cover.
number-plate light Replace the defective bulb.
z Make sure the ground is level Bulb for number-plate
and firm and place the motor- light
cycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition. W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
the new bulb in order to keep
the glass free of foreign matter.

Pull bulb holder 1 out of the


light carrier.
Body panels
Removing centre trim 8
panel 119
Remove seat ( 57).

Maintenance
Insert bulb 1 into the socket. Hold the mudguard cover in
position and install screw 1.

Replace auxiliary
headlights z
with LED auxiliary headlights OE
Remove screws 1 on left and
An auxiliary headlight can only right.
be replaced in its entirety.
Consult a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Seat bulb holder 1 in the light
carrier.
8
120

Maintenance

Remove four screws 2. Manoeuvre the centre trim Install screws 1 on left and
Disconnect the plug from panel into position. Make sure right.
socket 1. that the guides 1 on left and Install the seat ( 57).
Remove the centre trim panel. right engage the side panels.
z Air filter
Installing centre trim
panel Removing air filter
Remove centre trim panel
Connect the plug to the
( 119).
socket.

Install four screws 1.


8
121

Maintenance
Remove two screws 1 on left Remove air filter 1. Place air filter cover 2 in posi-
and right. tion, easing the side trim pan-
Install air filter els out slightly to do so.
Install screws 1.
z

Remove four screws 1. Install air filter 1.


Remove the air filter cover 2,
slightly pushing the fairing side Install two screws 1 on left and
panels outwards to do so. right.
Install centre trim panel Use jump leads fitted with fully
8 ( 120). insulated crocodile clips at both
ends.
122 Jump-starting
ATTENTION
ATTENTION
Jump-starting with a voltage
Excessive current flowing greater than 12 V.
Maintenance

when the motorcycle is Damage to the on-board elec-


jump-started tronics.
Wiring smoulders/ignites or dam- Begin by connecting one end
Make sure that the battery of
age to the on-board electronics of the red jump lead to the
the donor vehicle has a voltage
If the motorcycle has to be positive terminal of the dis-
rating of 12 V.
jump-started connect the leads charged battery and the other
z Remove seat ( 57). end to the positive terminal of
to the battery terminals; never
Remove centre trim panel the donor battery (positive on
attempt to jump-start the en-
( 119). this vehicle: position 2).
gine by connecting leads to the
When jump-starting the engine, Then connect one end of the
on-board socket.
do not disconnect the battery black jump lead to the negat-
from the on-board electrical ive terminal of the donor bat-
ATTENTION
system. tery and the other end to the
Contact between crocodile negative terminal of the dis-
clips of jump leads and charged battery (negative on
vehicle. this vehicle: position 1).
Risk of short-circuit Run the engine of the donor
vehicle during jump-starting.
Start the engine of the vehicle Battery
with the discharged battery
Maintenance instructions
ATTENTION
8
in the usual way; if the en- On-board electronics (e.g.
gine does not start, wait a few Correct upkeep, recharging and 123
storage will prolong the life of clock) draining connected
minutes before repeating the battery.
attempt in order to protect the the battery and are essential if
warranty claims are to be con- Battery is deep-discharged; this
starter motor and the donor
sidered. voids the guarantee.
battery.

Maintenance
Compliance with the points be- Connect a float charger to the
Allow both engines to idle for a
low is important in order to max- battery if the motorcycle is to
few minutes before disconnect-
imise battery life: remain out of use for more
ing the jump leads.
Keep the surface of the battery than four weeks.
Disconnect the jump lead from
the negative terminals first, clean and dry
Do not open the battery NOTICE
then disconnect the second z
lead from the positive termin- Do not top up with water BMW Motorrad has developed a
als. Be sure to read and comply float charger specially designed
with the instructions for char- for compatibility with the elec-
NOTICE ging the battery on the follow- tronics of your motorcycle. Us-
ing pages ing this charger, you can keep
Do not use proprietary start-as-
Do not turn the battery upside the battery charged during long
sist sprays or other products to
down periods of disuse, without having
start the engine.
to disconnect the battery from
Install centre trim panel the motorcycle's on-board sys-
( 120). tems. You can obtain additional
Install the seat ( 57). information from your authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
Charging battery when when the ignition is switched is fully charged. The on-board
8 connected on) it has to be disconnec- socket is switched off when this
ted from the on-board cir- happens.
124 Disconnect devices plugged
cuits and re-charged with the
into the sockets. Comply with the operating in-
charger connected directly to
structions of the charger.
ATTENTION the battery posts.
NOTICE
Charging connected battery ATTENTION
Maintenance

via the battery terminals. If you are unable to charge the


Damage to the on-board elec- Unsuitable battery chargers battery through the on-board
tronics. connected to an on-board socket, you may be using a char-
Disconnect the battery at socket. ger that is not compatible with
the battery terminals before Damage to charger and to frame your motorcycle's electronics. If
charging. and suspension electronics. this happens, disconnect the bat-
z
Use suitable BMW chargers. tery from the on-board systems
ATTENTION The suitable charger is and connect the charger directly
available from your authorised to the battery.
Charging a fully discharged BMW Motorrad dealer.
battery via the on-board Charging battery when
Charge via the power socket,
socket or the extra socket. disconnected
with the battery connected
Damage to the on-board elec- Charge the battery using a
to the motorcycle's on-board
tronics. suitable charger.
electrical system.
If a battery has discharged to Comply with the operating in-
the extent that it is completely NOTICE structions of the charger.
flat (battery voltage less than
9 V, status-indicator lights and The motorcycle's on-board elec-
multifunction display remain off tronics know when the battery
After charging, remove the pole Remove centre trim panel Remove the screws 3 on left
terminal of the charger from ( 119). and right and pull the batter 8
the battery posts. holder forward, away from the
battery. 125
NOTICE Lift the battery up and out;
The battery has to be recharged work it slightly back and forth
at regular intervals in the course if it is difficult to remove.

Maintenance
of a lengthy period of disuse. Installing battery
See the instructions for caring
for your battery. Always fully re- NOTICE
charge the battery before restor-
ing it to use. If the battery was disconnected
from the motorcycle for a pro-
Removing battery ATTENTION longed period of time it will be z
Make sure the ground is level Battery not disconnected in necessary to enter the current
and firm and place the motor- accordance with correct pro- date in the instrument panel, in
cycle on its stand. cedure. order to ensure that the service-
with alarm system (DWA) OE Risk of short-circuit due indicator functions correctly.
If applicable, switch off the anti- Always proceed in compliance If you want to have the date
theft alarm. with the specified disconnec- set consult a specialist work-
Deactivating alarm function tion sequence. shop, preferably an authorised
( 63). BMW Motorrad dealer.
Disconnect negative lead 1
first. Switch off the ignition.
Switch off the ignition.
Then disconnect positive Insert the battery into the bat-
Remove seat ( 57).
lead 2. tery compartment, with the
positive terminal on the right Always proceed in compliance
8 in the direction of travel. with the specified installation
sequence.
126
Connect positive lead 2 to the
battery's positive terminal.
Connect negative lead 1 to the
battery's negative terminal.
Maintenance

Install centre trim panel


( 120).
Install the seat ( 57).
Set clock ( 37).
Place the battery holder in po- with alarm system (DWA) OE
z sition, making sure that the If applicable, switch on the anti-
leads are correctly routed at theft alarm.
position 4.
Install screws 3 on left and
right.

ATTENTION
Battery not connected in ac-
cordance with correct pro-
cedure.
Risk of short-circuit
Accessories
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
9
127
Power sockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Aluminium case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

Accessories
Aluminium topcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

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General instructions cessory products to establish Power sockets
9 that they are safe, functional and
Connection of electrical
CAUTION suitable. Consequently, BMW
128 devices
accepts product liability. BMW
Use of other-make products. accepts no liability whatsoever for You can start using electrical
Safety risk parts and accessories that it has devices connected to the mo-
BMW Motorrad cannot exam- not approved. torcycle's sockets only when
ine or test each product of out- Whenever you are planning the ignition is switched on.
Accessories

side origin to ensure that it can modifications, comply with all


Cable routing
be used on or in connection the legal requirements. Make
with BMW vehicles without sure that the vehicle does not The cables from the power
constituting a safety hazard. infringe the national road-vehicle sockets to the auxiliary devices
Country-specific official author- construction and use regulations must be routed in such a way
z isation does not suffice as as- applicable in your country. that they do not impede the
surance. Tests conducted by Your BMW Motorrad dealer can rider.
these instances cannot make offer expert advice on the choice The cable routing should not
provision for all operating con- of genuine BMW parts, accessor- restrict the steering angle or
ditions experienced by BMW ies and other products. obstruct handling.
vehicles and, consequently, You can examine all the optional The cables must not be
they are not sufficient in some accessories from BMW Motorrad trapped.
circumstances. by visiting our website:
Use only parts and accessor- Automatic shutdown
"www.bmw-motorrad.com".
ies approved by BMW for your The sockets will be automat-
vehicle. ically switched off during the
start procedure.
BMW has conducted extens-
ive testing of the parts and ac-
The power supply to the sock- Luggage
ets is switched off no more
Lashing luggage 9
than 15 minutes after the igni-
tion is switched off, in order to 129
prevent overloading of the on-
board electrics. Low-wattage
electrical accessories might not
be recognised by the vehicles

Accessories
electronics. In such cases,
power sockets are switched
Position luggage strap 1 as
off very shortly after the ignition
shown here with a stuffbag as
is turned off.
example.
If the battery charge state is Loop the luggage straps over Check that the luggage is se-
too low to maintain the mo- the bar between the motor- z
cure.
torcycle's start capability, the cycle and stops 1.
power sockets are switched off.
Aluminium case
The power sockets are also
switched off when the max- Opening the aluminium
imum load capability as stated case
in the technical data is ex- with aluminium cases OA
ceeded.
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130

Accessories

Turn key 1 counter-clockwise. Close the case lid. Disengage retainer 1.


Set the latch 2 on the lid. Close the case lid.
NOTICE Push lock housing 3 down, Open the second catch of the
making sure that the latch case lid.
z The case lid can be opened at
either the left or the right latch. toggle grips firmly in the lid. Remove the case lid.
To lock the lock, turn key 1
Push lock housing 3 upwards clockwise and remove it. Installing case lid
in order to release the latch 2. with aluminium cases OA
Pull the latch 2 to one side and Removing case lid
open the lid. with aluminium cases OA Place the case lid on the case.
Close one latch of the case lid.
Close the aluminium case Open one latch of the case lid. Open the case lid at the
with aluminium cases OA fastened side.
Pull the aluminium case back
as far as it will go and then out 9
to remove.
131
Installing the aluminium
case
with aluminium cases OA

Accessories
Engage retainer 1. Turn key 1 counter-clockwise.
Close the case lid. Push lock housing 2 to one
Close the second latch of the side in order to release the
case lid. catch 3.
z
Push the latch 3 to one side
Remove the aluminium while holding the case.
case
with aluminium cases OA CAUTION
Set the aluminium case on the
Heat build-up of the left case case holder and push it forward
and case carrier on long in such a way that the mounts
rides. on case holder 1 and on alu-
Risk of burn injury minium case 2 engage each
Allow the case and the case other.
carrier to cool down before re-
moving the case.
Contact your authorised BMW It is advisable to either remove
9 Motorrad dealer if you cannot the aluminium topcase or fit the
find your combination of vehicle backrest pad available as op-
132 and cases on the label. tional accessories if you intend
The values for the combination off-roading.
described here are as follows:
Opening the aluminium
Maximum permissible
topcase
Accessories

speed for riding with alu-


minium cases fitted to the mo- with aluminium topcase OA
Place the latch 3 on the case torcycle
holder while holding the case.
Push lock housing 2 to the max 180 km/h
side, making sure that the latch
z Payload per aluminium
toggle grips firmly on the car-
case
rier.
Turn key 1 clockwise and re- max 8 kg
move.

Maximum payload and Aluminium topcase


maximum permissible Aluminium topcase and Turn key 1 counter-clockwise.
speed off-roading Push lock housing 3 upwards
Note the maximum permissible with aluminium topcase OA in order to release the latch 2.
payload and the speed limit for Pull the latch 2 backwards and
riding with cases fitted, as stated open the lid.
on the label inside the case.
Close the aluminium Removing the aluminium Install the aluminium
topcase topcase topcase 9
with aluminium topcase OA with aluminium topcase OA with aluminium topcase OA 133

Accessories
z
Close the topcase lid. Turn key 1 counter-clockwise. Set the aluminium topcase on
Set the latch 2 on the lid. Push lock housing 2 down- the topcase carrier and push it
Push lock housing 3 down, wards in order to release the forward in such a way that the
making sure that the latch catch 3. mounts on topcase carrier 2
toggle grips firmly in the lid. Pull the latch 3 backwards. and on aluminium topcase 1
To lock the lock, turn key 1 Pull the aluminium topcase to engage each other.
clockwise and remove it. the rear and then lift it up to
remove.
Contact your authorised BMW
9 Motorrad dealer if you cannot
find your combination of vehicle
134 and topcase on the label.
The values for the combination
described here are as follows:
Maximum permissible
Accessories

speed for riding with alu-


minium topcase fitted to the
Set the latch 1 on the topcase motorcycle
carrier.
Push lock housing 2 up, mak- max 180 km/h
ing sure that the latch toggle
z Payload of aluminium
grips firmly on the carrier.
topcase
To secure the lock, turn the
key clockwise and remove. max 5 kg
Maximum payload and
maximum permissible
speed
Note the maximum permissible
payload and the speed limit for
riding with topcase fitted, as
stated on the label inside the
topcase.
Care
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
10
135
Washing the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Cleaning easily damaged compon-
ents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

Care
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Laying up the motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . 138 z
Protective wax coating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Restoring motorcycle to use . . . . . . . 138
Care products Washing the vehicle Apply the brakes in good time
10 BMW Motorrad recommends BMW Motorrad recommends
to allow the friction and heat to
dry the brake discs and brake
136 that you use the cleaning that you use BMW insect re-
pads.
and care products you can mover to soften and wash off
obtain from your authorised insects and stubborn dirt on
BMW Motorrad dealer. The painted parts prior to washing ATTENTION
substances in BMW Care the motorcycle. Effect of road salt intensified
Care

Products have been tested in To prevent stains, do not wash by warm water.
laboratories and in practice; the vehicle immediately after it Corrosion
z they provide optimised care and has been exposed to strong sun- Use only cold water to wash off
protection for the materials used light and do not wash it in the road salt.
in your vehicle. sun.
Make sure that the vehicle is ATTENTION
ATTENTION washed frequently, especially
Use of unsuitable cleaning during the winter months. Damage due to high water
and care products. To remove road salt, clean the pressure from high pressure
Damage to vehicle parts. motorcycle with cold water im- cleaners or steam cleaners.
Do not use solvents such as mediately after every trip. Corrosion or short-circuit, dam-
cellulose thinners, cold clean- age to seals, to the hydraulic
WARNING brake system, to the electrics
ers, fuel or the like, and do
not use cleaning products that Wet brake discs and brake and the seat.
contain alcohol. pads after vehicle wash, after Exercise restraint when using
riding through water and in a steam jet or high-pressure
rainy conditions. cleaning equipment.
Diminished braking effect.
Do not use insect-remover Radiator
NOTICE pads or cleaning pads with Clean the radiator regularly to 10
Aluminium cases and topcases hard, scouring surfaces. prevent overheating of the en- 137
do not have a surface coating. gine due to inadequate cooling.
Body panels
Care in accordance with the in- For example, use a garden hose
Clean the trim panels with water with low water pressure.
structions set out below will help
and BMW plastic care emulsion.
ensure the best possible appear-
ance: ATTENTION

Care
Windscreens and headlight
Remove road salt and corrosive lenses made of plastic Radiator fins easily bent.
deposits by cleaning with cold z
Clean off dirt and insects with a Damage to radiator fins.
water immediately after every soft sponge and plenty of water. Take care not to bend the radi-
trip. ator fins when cleaning.
NOTICE
Cleaning easily Rubber
Soften stubborn dirt and insects
damaged components Treat rubber components with
by covering the affected areas
Plastics with a wet cloth. water or BMW rubber-care
products.
ATTENTION Chrome
ATTENTION
Use of unsuitable cleaning Use plenty of water and BMW
agents. shampoo to clean chrome, par- Application of silicone sprays
Damage to plastic surfaces. ticularly if it has been exposed to to rubber seals.
road salt. Use chrome polish for Damage to the rubber seals.
Do not use cleaning agents
additional treatment. Do not use silicone sprays
that contain alcohol, solvents or
abrasives. or care products that contain
silicon.
Paint care BMW Motorrad recommends Protective wax coating
10 Washing the vehicle regularly
BMW tar remover for removing
BMW Motorrad recommends
specks of tar. Remember to wax
138 will help counteract the long- applying only BMW car wax or
the parts treated in this way.
term effects of substances that products containing carnauba
damage the paint, especially if wax or synthetic wax.
Laying up the
your vehicle is ridden in areas It is time to rewax the paint-
with high air pollution or natural motorcycle work when water "puddles" on
Care

sources of dirt, for example tree Clean the motorcycle. the surface, instead of forming
resin or pollen. beads.
z Remove particularly aggressive Fill the motorcycle's fuel tank.
substances immediately, how-
Removing battery ( 125).
Restoring motorcycle
ever, as otherwise the paint can to use
Spray the brake and clutch
be affected or become discol-
lever pivots and the main and Remove the protective wax
oured. Substances of this nature
side stand pivots with a suit- coating.
include spilt fuel, oil, grease,
able lubricant. Clean the motorcycle.
brake fluid and bird droppings.
We recommend BMW vehicle Coat bright metal and chrome- Installing battery ( 125).
polish or BMW paint cleaner for plated parts with an acid-free Comply with checklist ( 72).
this purpose. grease (e.g. Vaseline).
Marks on the paintwork are par-
ticularly easy to see after the Stand the motorcycle in a dry
motorcycle has been washed. room in such a way that there
Remove stains of this kind im- is no load on either wheel
mediately, using cleaning-grade (preferably using the front-
benzene or petroleum spirit on a wheel and rear-wheel stands
clean cloth or ball of cotton wool. from BMW Motorrad).
Technical data
Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Riding specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
11
139
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

Technical data
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
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Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Troubleshooting chart
11 Engine does not start or is difficult to start.
140 Possible cause Rectification
Kill switch activated Set emergency-off switch (kill switch) to operating
position.
Side stand extended and gear engaged Select neutral or retract the side stand.
Technical data

Gear engaged and clutch not disengaged Select neutral or pull the clutch lever.
No fuel in tank Refuelling ( 80).
Battery flat Charge battery when connected ( 124).

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Threaded fasteners
Front wheel FR Valid
11
141
Brake caliper to telescopic fork
M10 x 40 38 Nm
Clamp of quick-release axle

Technical data
M8 x 25 Tighten screws six times in alternate
sequence
19 Nm
Axle screw in quick-release
axle, front
M14 x 1.5 30 Nm
z
Rear wheel FR Valid
Locknut of the final-drive chain
tensioning screw
M8 19 Nm
Rear quick-release axle in
swinging arm
M16 x 1.5 100 Nm
Mirror arm FR Valid
11 Locknut (mirror) to clamping
142 piece
M10 x 1.5 20 Nm
Multi-wax spray
Clamping piece (mirror) to
Technical data

clamping block
M10 30 Nm

z
Engine
Engine design Two-cylinder four-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves oper-
11
ated by cam followers, liquid-cooled cylinders and 143
heads, integral coolant pump, 6-speed gearbox
and dry sump lubrication
Displacement 798 cm3

Technical data
Cylinder bore 82 mm
Piston stroke 75.6 mm
Compression ratio 12 : 1
Nominal output 63 kW, - at engine speed: 7500 min-1
with regular unleaded OE 61 kW, - at engine speed: 7500 min-1
with power reduction to 35 kW OE 35 kW, - at engine speed: 7000 min-1 z
with power reduction to 25 kW OE 25 kW, - at engine speed: 7000 min-1
Torque 83 Nm, - at engine speed: 5750 min-1
with regular unleaded OE 81 Nm, - at engine speed: 5750 min-1
with power reduction to 35 kW OE 63 Nm, - at engine speed: 4000 min-1
with power reduction to 35 kW OE 61 Nm, - at engine speed: 4000 min-1
with regular unleaded OE
with power reduction to 25 kW OE 55 Nm, - at engine speed: 3500 min-1
Maximum engine speed max 9000 min-1
11 Idle speed 1250+50 min-1, vehicle at standstill

144 Fuel
Recommended fuel grade Super unleaded (max. 10 % ethanol, E10)
95 ROZ/RON
89 AKI
Technical data

with regular unleaded OE Regular unleaded (slight power- and


consumption-related restrictions) (max. 10 %
ethanol, E10)
91 ROZ/RON
87 AKI
Usable fuel capacity approx. 24 l
z Reserve fuel min 2.7 l
Engine oil
Engine oil, capacity approx. 2.9 l, with filter change
11
145
Viscosity class
SAE 15W-50, API SJ / JASO MA2 Additives (e.g. molybdenum-based) are not per-
missible because they can attack coated compon-
ents of the engine, BMW Motorrad recommends

Technical data
BMW Motorrad ADVANTEC Pro oil
Oil additives BMW Motorrad recommends not using oil addit-
ives, because they can have a detrimental effect
on clutch operation. Please do not hesitate to
contact your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer
if you have any questions relating the choice of a
suitable engine oil for your motorcycle. z
BMW recommends
Clutch
11 Clutch type Multiplate clutch running in oil bath
146
Transmission
Gearbox type Claw-shift 6-speed transmission, integrated into
engine block
Technical data

Gearbox transmission ratios 1.943 (35/68 teeth), Primary transmission ratio


1:2.462 (13/32 teeth), 1st gear
1:1.750 (16/28 teeth), 2nd gear
1:1.381 (21/29 teeth), 3rd gear
1:1.174 (23/27 teeth), 4th gear
1:1.042 (24/25 teeth), 5th gear
z 1:0.960 (25/24 teeth), 6th gear
Rear-wheel drive
Type of final drive Chain drive
11
147
Type of rear suspension Two-arm cast-aluminium swinging arm
Final drive, number of teeth (Pinion / sprocket) 16/42

Running gear

Technical data
Front wheel
Type of front suspension Upside-down fork
Spring travel, front 230 mm, At wheel
Rear wheel
Type of rear suspension Two-arm cast-aluminium swinging arm z
Type of rear suspension Direct-acting central spring strut with steplessly
adjustable rebound-stage damping
Spring travel at rear wheel 215 mm, At wheel
Brakes
11 Front wheel
148
Type of front brake Hydraulically operated twin disc brake with 2-pis-
ton floating calipers and floating brake discs
Brake-pad material, front Sintered metal
Rear wheel
Technical data

Type of rear brake Hydraulically actuated disc brake with 1-piston


floating caliper and fixed disc
Brake-pad material, rear Organic material

Wheels and tyres


z Recommended tyre sets Your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer will be
happy to supply an up-to-date list of the approved
wheel/tyre combinations, or you can check the in-
formation posted on the bmw-motorrad.com web-
site.
Speed category, front/rear tyres V, required at least: 240 km/h
Front wheel
Front wheel type Spoked wheel, MT H2
11
149
Front wheel rim size 2.15" x 21"
Tyre designation, front 90 / 90 - 21
Load index, front tyre min. 42
Permissible front-wheel imbalance max. 5 g

Technical data
Rear wheel
Rear-wheel type Spoked wheel, MT H2
Rear wheel rim size 4.25" x 17"
Tyre designation, rear 150 / 70 - 17
Load index, rear tyre min. 68 z
Permissible rear-wheel imbalance max. 45 g
Tyre pressure
Tyre pressure, front 2.2 bar, one-up, tyre cold
2.5 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, tyre cold
Tyre pressure, rear 2.5 bar, one-up, tyre cold
2.9 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, tyre cold
Electrics
11 Electrical rating of on-board sockets 5A
150
Fuses Electronic fuses protect all the circuits. If an elec-
tronic fuse trips and de-energises a circuit, the
circuit is active as soon as the ignition is switched
on after the fault has been rectified.
Technical data

Battery
Battery type AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) battery
Battery rated voltage 12 V
Battery rated capacity 12 Ah
Spark plugs
z Spark plugs, manufacturer and designation NGK DCPR 8 E
Electrode gap of spark plug 0.8...0.9 mm, when new
Lighting
Bulb for high-beam headlight H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulbs for the low-beam headlight H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Bulb for parking light W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Bulb for tail light/brake light LED
Maximum number of defective LEDs in rear-light
unit
6, Brake light/rear light
11
Bulb for number-plate light W5W / 12 V / 5 W 151
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front R10W / 12 V / 10 W
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear R10W / 12 V / 10 W

Technical data
Frame
Frame type Tubular spaceframe
Type plate location Steering head, front top
Position of the Vehicle Identification Number Frame, front right, on steering head

Dimensions z
Length of motorcycle 2300 mm, across front wheel to number-plate
carrier
Height of motorcycle 1450 mm, Over windscreen, without rider, at DIN
unladen weight
Width of motorcycle 925 mm, across handlebars without mirrors
Front-seat height 890 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
with seat, low OE 860 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
11 Rider's inside-leg arc, heel to heel
with seat, low OE
1960 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
1920 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
152
Weights
Unladen weight 229 kg, DIN unladen weight, ready for road, 90 %
load of fuel, without optional extras
Technical data

Permissible gross weight 454 kg


Maximum payload 225 kg

Riding specifications
Top speed approx. 193 km/h
z with power reduction to 35 kW OE approx. 155 km/h
with power reduction to 25 kW OE approx. 136 km/h
Service
BMW Motorrad Service . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
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153
BMW Motorrad Mobility
services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

Service
Maintenance schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Standard BMW service . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
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Confirmation of maintenance
work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Confirmation of service . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
BMW Motorrad Service work on your motorcycle car- BMW Motorrad Mobility
12 BMW Motorrad has an extensive
ried out by a specialist work- services
shop, preferably an authorised
154 service network in place to look As owner of a new BMW
BMW Motorrad dealer.
after you and your motorcycle in motorcycle, in circumstances
more than 100 countries. Au- In order to help ensure that your in which assistance is required
thorised BMW Motorrad dealer- BMW is always in optimum you can benefit from the
ships have the technical inform- condition, BMW Motorrad protection afforded by the various
Service

ation and the technical know- recommends compliance with BMW Motorrad mobility services
how to reliably carry out all main- the maintenance intervals (e.g. Mobile Service, breakdown
tenance and repair work on your specified for your motorcycle. service, vehicle recovery service).
z BMW. Have all maintenance and re- Your authorised BMW Motorrad
Visit our website www.bmw- pair work that is carried out con- dealer will be happy provide in-
motorrad.com to find out firmed in the "Service" chapter in formation about the mobility ser-
where the nearest authorised this manual. For generous treat- vices available to you.
BMW Motorrad dealership is ment of claims submitted after
located. the warranty period has expired, Maintenance work
evidence of regular maintenance BMW Pre-delivery Check
WARNING
is essential.
Your authorised BMW Motorrad
Maintenance and repair work
Your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer conducts the BMW pre-
not in compliance with cor-
dealer can provide information on delivery check before handing
rect procedure.
BMW services and the work un- over the vehicle to you.
Risk of accident due to sub-
sequent damage. dertaken as part of each service.
BMW Motorrad recommends
you to have all the associated
BMW Running-in Check meter reading is reached before
The BMW running-in check the next scheduled date for the 12
has to be performed when the service.
155
vehicle has covered between
The service-due indicator in the
500 km and 1200 km.
multifunction display reminds you
BMW Service about one month or 1000 km
in advance when the time for a
The BMW Service is carried out

Service
service is approaching, on the
once a year; the extent of ser-
basis of the programmed values.
vicing can vary, depending on
the age of the vehicle and the z
To find out more about service
distance it has covered. Your au-
go to:
thorised BMW Motorrad dealer
bmw-motorrad.com/service
confirms that the service work
has been carried out and enters The maintenance tasks neces-
the date when the next service sary for your vehicle are set out
will be due. in the maintenance schedule be-
Riders who cover long distances low:
in a year might have to bring in
their vehicles for service before
the next scheduled date. It is
to allow for these cases that a
maximum odometer reading is
entered as well in the confirma-
tion of service. Servicing has to
be brought forward if this odo-
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Service
156
12
Maintenance schedule c if vehicle is used off-
1 BMW Running-in check
road, annually or every 12
10,000 km (whichever
2 Standard BMW service 157
comes first)
( 158)
3 Engine-oil change, with
filter
4 Check valve clearance

Service
5 Replace all spark plugs
6 Replace air-filter element
7 Check or replace air-filter
element z
8 Oil change in the tele-
scopic forks
9 Change brake fluid, entire
system
a annually or every
10,000 km (whichever
comes first)
b if vehicle is used off-
road, annually or every
10,000 km (whichever
comes first).
Standard BMW service Check the ease of movement
12 A standard BMW service con-
of the side stand.
Check the ease of movement
158 sists of the following mainten-
of the centre stand (if vehicle
ance work:
fitted with the "centre stand"
Perform vehicle test with the
optional extra).
BMW Motorrad diagnosis sys-
Check the lights and signalling
tem.
equipment.
Service

Check the coolant level.


Check that the engine start
Check/adjust the clutch play.
suppression system is in work-
Check the freedom of move- ing order.
z ment of the throttle cable and
Perform final inspection and
check for kinks and chafing.
check of roadworthiness.
Check the front and rear brake-
Set the service-due date and
fluid levels.
service countdown distance.
Check the front and rear brake
Check the battery charge state.
pads and brake discs for wear.
Confirm BMW service in the
Visually inspect the brake
on-board documentation.
pipes, brake hoses and
connections.
Check the spoke tension, ad-
just if necessary.
Check the tyre pressures and
tread depth.
Check and lubricate the chain
drive.
Confirmation of maintenance work
12
BMW Pre-delivery BMW Running-in
159
Check Check
Completed Completed

on on

Service
Odometer reading

Next service
at the latest z
on
or, if logged beforehand,

Odometer reading

Stamp, signature Stamp, signature


12 BMW Service
Completed
BMW Service
Completed
BMW Service
Completed
160
on on on

Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading

Next service Next service Next service


Service

at the latest at the latest at the latest

on on on
z or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand,

Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading

Stamp, signature Stamp, signature Stamp, signature


BMW Service
Completed
BMW Service
Completed
BMW Service
Completed
12
161
on on on

Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading

Next service Next service Next service

Service
at the latest at the latest at the latest

on on on
or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, z
Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading

Stamp, signature Stamp, signature Stamp, signature


12 BMW Service
Completed
BMW Service
Completed
BMW Service
Completed
162
on on on

Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading

Next service Next service Next service


Service

at the latest at the latest at the latest

on on on
z or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand,

Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading

Stamp, signature Stamp, signature Stamp, signature


BMW Service
Completed
BMW Service
Completed
BMW Service
Completed
12
163
on on on

Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading

Next service Next service Next service

Service
at the latest at the latest at the latest

on on on
or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, z
Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading

Stamp, signature Stamp, signature Stamp, signature


Confirmation of service
12 The table is intended as a record of maintenance and repair work, the installation of optional accessories
164 and, if appropriate, special campaign (recall) work.
Item Odometer Date
Service reading

z
Item Odometer Date
reading 12
165

Service
z
z
Service
166
12
Appendix
Certificate for electronic immobil-
13
iser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 167

Appendix
z
FCC Approval This device complies with Any changes or modifi-
Part 15 of the FCC rules. cations not expressly
Ring aerial in the Operation is subject to the approved by the party
ignition switch following two conditions: responsible for compliance
(1) This device may not could void the users
cause harmful inter- authority to operate the
ference, and equipment.
(2) this device must accept
any interference
received, including
interference that may
cause undesired
operation.
To verify the authorization
of the ignition key, the
electronic immobilizer
exchanges information with
the ignition key via the ring
aerial.
Approbation de informations avec la cl de Toute modification
la FCC contact via l'antenne qui n'aurait pas t
annulaire. approuve expressment
Antenne annulaire Le prsent dispositif est par l'organisme responsa-
prsente dans le conforme la partie 15 ble de l'homologation peut
commutateur d'allumage des rgles de la FCC. Son annuler l'autorisation
utilisation est soumise aux accorde l'utilisateur pour
deux conditions suivantes : utiliser le dispositif.
(1) Le dispositif ne
doit pas produire
d'interfrences
nuisibles, et
(2) le dispositif doit
pouvoir accepter toutes
les interfrences
Pour vrifier l'autorisation extrieures, y compris
de la cl de contact, le celles qui pourraient
systme d'immobilisation provoquer une
lectronique change des activation inopportune.
A Ambient temperature Removal, 125
14 Abbreviations and symbols, 6 Outside temperature Technical data, 150
ABS warning, 30 Brake fluid
170 Control, 16 Reading, 34 Checking fluid level, front, 96
Engineering details, 86 ASC Checking fluid level, rear, 97
Operation, 45 Control, 16 Reservoir, front, 13
Self-diagnosis, 74 Engineering details, 89 Reservoir, rear, 13
Warning light, 30 Operation, 47
Index

Brake pads
Accessories Self-diagnosis, 75 Checking front, 95
z General instructions, 128 Warning light, 31 Checking rear, 96
Actuality, 7 Auxiliary headlights Running in, 76
Air filter Operation, 42 Brakes
Installation, 121
Average values Adjusting handlebar lever, 50
Position on the motorcycle, 15
Resetting, 39 Checking function, 95
Removal, 120
Safety instructions, 78
Alarm B
triggering, 62 Technical data, 148
Battery
Alarm function change, 68 C
Deactivating, 63 Charging battery when Chain
Motion sensor, activating, 61 connected, 124 Adjusting sag, 102
Aluminium case Charging battery when Checking sag, 101
Operation, 129
disconnected, 124 Checking wear, 102
Aluminium topcase
Installation, 125 Lubricating, 101
Operation, 132
Maintenance instructions, 123 Checklist, 72
Position on the motorcycle, 15
Clock Dimensions F
adjusting, 37 Technical data, 151 First-aid kit
Position on the motorcycle, 14
14
Control, 19 DWA
Telltale light, 19 Frame 171
Clutch
Adjusting handlebar lever, 50 Warnings, 30 Technical data, 151
Adjusting play, 100 Front-wheel stand
E Installing, 112
Checking operation, 99
Electrics Fuel
Checking play, 99

Index
Technical data, 150 Filler neck, 13
Technical data, 146 Emergency off switch (kill switch) Fill-level indicator, 32
Confirmation of maintenance Control, 18 Fuel reserve, 33 z
work, 159 Operation, 44 Refuelling, 80
Coolant Engine Technical data, 144
Checking fill level, 98
starting, 73 Fuel reserve
Fill-level indicator, 13 Warning light, 28
Technical data, 143
Topping up, 99 Fuses, 150
Warning light, 29
Warning light, 28
Engine oil
Checking fill level, 93 G
D General views
Damping Filler neck, 11 Instrument panel, 19
Adjuster, 13 Oil dipstick, 11 Left side of motorcycle, 11
adjusting, 53 Technical data, 145 Multifunction display, 24
Deactivating Topping up, 94 Multifunction switch, left, 16
Alarm, 63 Equipment, 7 Right handlebar fitting, 18
Motion sensor, 62 ESA Right side of motorcycle, 13
Default settings, 64 Control, 16
Underneath the seat, 14
Operation, 54
Underneath the trim panel, 15 Immobiliser Replacing bulb for low-beam
14 Warning and telltale lights, 22 Reserve key, 37 headlight, 114
Warning light, 28 Replacing bulb for parking
172 H Instrument panel light, 115
Hazard warning flashers Ambient-light brightness Technical data, 150
Control, 16 sensor, 19 Warning light, 29
Operation, 43 Overview, 19 Lights
Headlight
Index

Control, 16
Adjusting headlight beam J
Headlight flasher, operating, 42
throw, 56 Jump starting, 122
z High-beam headlight,
Beam throw, 56
K operating, 42
Driving on right/driving on
Keys, 36 Low-beam headlight, 42
left, 56
Parking lights, operating, 42
Heated handlebar grips L Side light, 41
Control, 18 Lap-Timer, 41
Luggage
Operation, 44 Lighting
Instructions for loading, 70
Helmet holder Bulb for number-plate light,
Helmet, securing, 57 Lashing, 129
replacing, 118
Position on the motorcycle, 14 Replace auxiliary M
Horn headlights, 119 Maintenance
Control, 16 Replacing brake and tail light General instructions, 92
bulb, 116 Maintenance schedule, 157
I
Ignition Replacing bulb for high-beam Maintenance intervals, 154
Switching off, 36 headlight, 114
Switching on, 36
Mirrors Off-road mode Rider's Manual
adjusting, 51 adjusting, 48 Position on the motorcycle, 14 14
Mobility services, 154 Engineering details, 86 Riding mode, 48
173
Motion sensor Off-roading, 77 Running gear
Deactivating, 62 Technical data, 147
Motorcycle P Running in, 75
Care, 135 Parking, 79
Cleaning, 135 Power socket S

Index
Notes on use, 128 Safety instructions
Lashing, 82
Position on the motorcycle, 11 For brake, 78
Laying up, 138 z
Pre-Ride-Check, 74 For riding, 70
Parking, 79
Programming, 64 Seat
Multifunction display, 19
Installation, 57
Control, 16 R Lock, 11
Meaning of symbols, 32 Rear-wheel drive Removal, 57
Overview, 24 Technical data, 147
Service, 154
Select display, 38 Redline warning
Service-due indicator, 33
Multifunction switch Switching on, 76
General view, left side, 16 Spark plugs
Warning light, 19
General view, right side, 18 Technical data, 150
Refuelling, 80
Speedometer, 19
Registration
O Spring preload
Remote control, 66
Odometer Adjuster, 13
Control, 19 Remote control
registration, 66 adjusting, 52
Resetting, 39 Tools, 14
synchronising, 67
Rev. counter, 19
Starting, 73 Transmission, 146 Recommendation, 103
14 Control, 18 Weights, 152 Running in, 76
Steering lock Wheels and tyres, 148 Table of tyre pressures, 14
174
Locking, 36 Telltale lights Technical data, 148
Stopwatch Overview, 22 Top speed, 71
Operation, 40 Toolkit
Symbols Contents, 92 V
Position on the motorcycle, 14 Vehicle
Index

Meaning, 32
Restoring to use, 138
Torques, 141
z T Vehicle Identification Number
Transmission
Technical data Position on the motorcycle, 13
Technical data, 146
Battery, 150 Trim panels W
Brakes, 148 Installing centre trim panel, 120 Warning lights
Bulbs, 150 Removing centre trim Overview, 22
Clutch, 146 panel, 119 Warnings
Dimensions, 151 Troubleshooting chart, 140 ABS, 30
Electrics, 150 Turn indicators Anti-theft alarm, 30
Engine, 143 Control, 16 ASC, 31
Engine oil, 145 Operation, 43 Bulb defect, 29
Frame, 151 Type plate Coolant temperature, 28
Fuel, 144 Position on the motorcycle, 13 Electronic immobiliser, 28
Rear-wheel drive, 147 Tyres Engine electronics, 29
Running gear, 147 Checking inflation pressure, 55
Fuel reserve, 28
Spark plugs, 150 Checking tread depth, 100 Mode of presentation, 25
Standards, 7 Pressures, 149
Outside temperature
warning, 30 14
Warnings, overview, 26
175
Weights
Payload table, 14
Technical data, 152
Wheels
Change of size, 103

Index
Checking rims, 100
Checking spokes, 100 z
Install the rear wheel, 111
Installing front wheel, 106
Removing front wheel, 104
Removing rear wheel, 109
Technical data, 148
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176

Index

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Details described or illustrated Original riders manual, printed in
in this booklet may differ from Germany.
the vehicle's actual specification
as purchased, the accessories
fitted or the national-market spe-
cification. No claims will be en-
tertained as a result of such dis-
crepancies.
Dimensions, weights, fuel con-
sumption and performance data
are quoted to the customary tol-
erances.
The right to modify designs,
equipment and accessories is
reserved.
Errors and omissions excepted.

2015 Bayerische Motoren


Werke Aktiengesellschaft
80788 Munich, Germany
Not to be reproduced by any
means whatsoever, wholly or
in part, without the written per-
mission of BMW Motorrad, After
Sales.
Important data for refuelling:

Fuel
Recommended fuel grade Super unleaded (max. 10 % ethanol, E10)
95 ROZ/RON
89 AKI
with regular unleaded OE Regular unleaded (slight power- and consumption-related
restrictions) (max. 10 % ethanol, E10)
91 ROZ/RON
87 AKI
Usable fuel capacity approx. 24 l
Reserve fuel min 2.7 l
Tyre pressure
Tyre pressure, front 2.2 bar, one-up, tyre cold
2.5 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, tyre cold
Tyre pressure, rear 2.5 bar, one-up, tyre cold
2.9 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, tyre cold

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