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Rider's Manual

S 1000 RR

BMW Motorrad

The Ultimate
Riding Machine
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pany stamp)
Welcome to BMW BMW Motorrad dealer will gladly
provide advice and assistance.
We congratulate you on your
choice of a motorcycle from We hope that you will enjoy rid-
BMW and welcome you to the ing your BMW and that all your
community of BMW riders. journeys will be pleasant and safe
Familiarise yourself with your new
motorcycle so that you can ride it BMW Motorrad.
safely and confidently in all traffic
situations.
Please read this Rider's Manual
carefully before starting to use
your new BMW motorcycle. It
contains important information on
how to operate the controls and
how to make the best possible
use of all your BMW's technical
features.
In addition, it contains informa-
tion on maintenance and care to
help you maintain your vehicle's
reliability and safety, as well as its
value.
If you have questions concerning
your motorcycle, your authorised 01 41 8 543 251

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Table of Contents
You can also consult the index at 3 Status indicators . . . . . . . 19 Dynamic Traction Control
the end of this Rider's Manual if Multifunction display . . . . . . . . 20 DTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
you want to find a particular topic Warning and telltale Ride mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
or item of information. lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
1 General instructions . . . . 5 Service-due indicator . . . . . . . . 22 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Abbreviations and Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Ignition switch/steering Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Front and rear seats . . . . . . . . . 54
Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Electronic immobiliser Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
2 General views . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 EWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Luggage loops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
General view, left side . . . . . . . 11 Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 5 Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
General view, right side . . . . . 13 Odometer and tripmet- Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . 58
Multifunction switch, left . . . . 14 ers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Multifunction switch, Speed warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . 16 Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Shifting gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Hazard warning flashers . . . . . 39 Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Emergency off switch (kill Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Parking your motorcycle . . . . 66
Grip heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
BMW Motorrad Race Securing motorcycle for
ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
6 On the race track . . . . . . . 69 Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 11 Technical data . . . . . . 147
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . 70 Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 troubleshooting chart . . . . . . 148
LAPTIMER mode . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Body panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . 149
INFO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
SETUP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Rims and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
In the gravel trap . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Removing/installing mir- Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
rors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . 128 Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Removing and installing Rear-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . 129 Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . 154
number-plate carrier . . . . . . . . . 91 Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Removing and installing front Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . . 155
7 Engineering details . . . . . 97 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Ride mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 10 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Brake system with BMW Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Motorrad Race ABS . . . . . . . 100 Washing motorcycle. . . . . . . 144 Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Electronic engine manage- Cleaning easily damaged Riding specifications . . . . . . 160
ment with BMW Motorrad components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 12 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
DTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 BMW Motorrad Service . . . 162
8 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Protective wax coating . . . . 146 BMW Motorrad Mobility
General instructions . . . . . . . 106 Laying up motorcycle . . . . . 146 services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Restoring motorcycle to Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . 162
9 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . 107
use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Confirmation of mainten-
General instructions . . . . . . . 108
ance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Toolkit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Confirmation of service . . . . 169
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
13 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
General instructions
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
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Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . 6
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

General instructions
Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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Overview Specific instructions on OE Optional extra
1 Chapter 2 of this Rider's Manual
how to operate, control, ad- The motorcycles are as-
just or look after items of equip- sembled complete with
6 will provide you with an initial
ment on the motorcycle. all the BMW optional ex-
overview of your motorcycle. All
Indicates the end of an tras originally ordered.
maintenance and repair work on
the motorcycle is documented in item of information.
OA Optional accessory
Chapter 12. This record of the You can obtain optional
Instruction.
General instructions

maintenance work you have had accessories through your


performed on your motorcycle is authorised BMW Motor-
Result of an activity.
a precondition for generous treat- rad dealer; optional ac-
ment of goodwill claims. Reference to a page with cessories have to be
When the time comes to sell more detailed informa- retrofitted to the motor-
your BMW, please remember tion. cycle.
to hand over this Rider's Manual;
it is an important part of the mo- Indicates the end of a EWS Electronic immobiliser.
torcycle. passage relating to spe-
cific accessories or items DWA Anti-theft alarm (Dieb-
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of equipment.
symbols
Tightening torque. ABS Anti-lock brake system
Indicates warnings that you
must comply with for reas- DTC Dynamic Traction Con-
ons of your safety and the safety Item of technical data. trol.
of others, and to protect your
motorcycle against damage.
Equipment Technical data
When you ordered your BMW All dimensions, weights and 1
motorcycle, you chose various power ratings stated in the 7
items of custom equipment. Rider's Manual are quoted to the
This Rider's Manual describes standards and comply with the
optional extras (OE) offered by tolerance requirements of the
BMW and selected optional ac- Deutsches Institut für Normung

General instructions
cessories (OA). This explains why e.V. (DIN). Versions for individual
the manual may also contain de- countries may differ.
scriptions of equipment which
you have not ordered. Please Currency
note, too, that your motorcycle The high safety and quality
might not be exactly as illus- standards of BMW motorcycles
trated in this manual on account are maintained by constant
of country-specific differences. development work on designs,
If your BMW was supplied with equipment and accessories.
equipment not described in Because of this, your motorcycle
this Rider's Manual, you will
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may differ from the information
find these features described in supplied in these instructions.
separate manuals. Nor can BMW Motorrad entirely
rule out errors and omissions.
We hope you will appreciate that
no claims can be entertained on
the basis of the data, illustrations
or descriptions in this manual.
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General instructions
General views
General view, left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
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9
General view, right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Multifunction switch, left . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Multifunction switch, right . . . . . . . . . . . 15

General views
Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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General views
General view, left side
1 Adjuster, spring preload, 2
front ( 47) 11
Adjuster for front rebound-
stage damping ( 50)
2 Adjuster for rear
compression-stage

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damping ( 51)
3 Adjuster for spring preload,
rear ( 48)
4 Seat lock ( 54)
5 Table of tyre pressures
Payload table
Chain settings z
6 Engine oil level indicator
( 109)
7 Adjuster for front
compression-stage
damping ( 49)
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General views
General view, right side
1 Brake-fluid reservoir, rear 2
( 113) 13
2 VIN and type plate (on
steering-head bearing,
right)
3 Brake-fluid reservoir, front

General views
( 112)
4 Steering damper (behind
right side panel) ( 64)
5 Coolant level indicator (be-
hind side panel) ( 114)
6 Engine-oil filler neck
( 110) z
7 Adjuster for rear rebound-
stage damping ( 52)
Multifunction switch,
2 left
14 1 High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher ( 38)
Control for the laptimer
( 74)
2 Operating the ABS
General views

( 41)
with BMW Motorrad
DTC OE
Control for DTC ( 42)
3 Control for hazard warning
flashers ( 39)
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turn indicators ( 39)
5 Horn
6 Setting clock ( 35)
Control for race functions
( 70)
7 Control for the odometer
( 36)
Multifunction switch,
right 2
1 with heated handlebar 15
grips OE
Grip heating control
( 40)
2 Control for selecting the

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ride mode ( 43)
3 Emergency off switch (kill
switch) ( 40)
4 Starting engine ( 59)

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Underneath the seat
2 1 Battery ( 139)
16 2 Helmet holder ( 55)
3 Luggage loops ( 56)
4 Toolkit ( 108)
5 Fuse box ( 137)
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General views

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Instrument panel
1 Panels for warning and tell- 2
tale lights ( 21) 17
2 Rev. counter
3 Shift light ( 63)
4 Ambient-light brightness
sensor (for adapting the

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brightness of the instru-
ment lighting)
with anti-theft alarm
(DWA) OE
Anti-theft alarm telltale light
(see the instructions for
use for the anti-theft alarm) z
5 Multifunction display
( 20)
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General views
Status indicators
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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Warning and telltale lights . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Service-due indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Status indicators
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

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Multifunction display
3 1 Speedometer
20 2 Coolant temperature
3 with heated handlebar
grips OE
Grip-heating indicator
( 40)
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4 Odometer and tripmeters


( 36)
5 Clock ( 35)
6 Ride mode selected by the
rider ( 43)
7 Gear indicator; "N" indic-
ates neutral.
8 Selection of the ride mode
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See Section 5 for informa-
tion on the display modes
for the race track.
Warning and telltale
lights 3
1 ABS warning light ( 29) 21
2 with BMW Motorrad
DTC OE
DTC warning light ( 30)
3 Telltale light for left turn

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indicators
4 General warning light, in
combination with warnings
in the display ( 23)
5 Telltale light for right turn
indicators
6 Warning light for fuel down
to reserve ( 27) z
7 Telltale light for neutral
8 High-beam headlight tell-
tale light
9 Warning light for engine
electronics ( 27)
10 "Fastest lap" light ( 75)
Service-due indicator is accompanied by the 'Gener-
3 al' warning light showing yellow.
The word "Service" remains per-
22 manently visible.
If the service-due indicator
appears more than a month
before the service date, the date
saved in the instrument cluster
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must be adjusted. This situation


If the motorcycle covers long dis- can occur if the battery was dis-
tances in the course of the year, connected for a prolonged period
If the next service is due in less of time.
under certain circumstances it
than one month, the date for the
might be necessary to have it If you want to have the date
next service 1 is shown briefly
serviced at a date in advance set consult a specialist work-
after the Pre-Ride Check com-
of the forecast due date. If the shop, preferably an authorised
pletes. In this example the read-
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countdown distance to the odo- BMW Motorrad dealer.
meter reading at which a service
will be due is less than 1000 km,
the distance is counted down in
steps of 100 km 2 and is shown
briefly after the Pre-Ride Check
completes.

If service is overdue, the


due date or the odometer
reading at which service was due
Range register the new level the range
readout cannot be updated. 3
When the motorcycle is propped
on its side stand the slight angle 23
of inclination means that the
sensor cannot register the fuel
level correctly. This is the reason
why the range is calculated only

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when the side stand is in the re-
tracted position. Warnings for which there is no
The calculated range is only dedicated warning light are indic-
The range readout 1 indicates an approximate reading. ated by 'General' warning light 1
how far you can ride with the fuel Consequently, BMW Motorrad showing in combination with a
remaining in the tank. This read- recommends that you should not warning such as, for example, 2
ing is not displayed until fuel level try to use the full range before appearing on the multifunction
has dropped to reserve. This dis-
tance is calculated on the basis
refuelling. display. The 'General' warning z
light shows red or yellow, de-
of fuel level and average con- Warnings pending on the urgency of the
sumption.
Mode of presentation warning.
When refuelling after running on
If two or more warnings occur at
reserve, make sure that you top Warnings are indicated by the
the same time, all the appropri-
up the tank to a level above re- corresponding warning lights.
ate warning lights and warning
serve, as otherwise the sensor
symbols appear, alternating with
will not be able to register the
warning words as applicable.
new level. If the sensor cannot
The possible warnings are listed
on the next page.
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Warning light Status indicators Meaning
Lights up yellow ! EWS appears on Electronic immobiliser active ( 27)
the display

Lights up Fuel down to reserve ( 27)


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Lights up red Temperature read- Coolant temperature too high ( 27)


ing flashes

Lights up Engine in emergency-operation mode


( 27)

Lights up yellow ! LAMPR appears Rear light bulb defective ( 28)


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! LAMPF appears Parking-light bulb defective ( 28)


on the display

! LAMP appears Turn-indicator bulb defective ( 28)


on the display

! VDS appears on Motorcycle dropped ( 29)


the blank display
Warning light Status indicators Meaning
! VDS appears on Drop sensor defective ( 29)
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the display 25

Flashes ABS self-diagnosis not completed


( 29)

Lights up ABS deactivated ( 29)

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Lights up ABS fault ( 29)

Quick-flashes DTC intervention ( 30)

Slow-flashes DTC self-diagnosis not completed z


( 30)

Lights up DTC switched off ( 30)

Lights up DTC fault ( 30)

! DWALO appears Anti-theft alarm battery weak ( 30)


on the display
Warning light Status indicators Meaning
3 Lights up yellow ! DWA appears on Anti-theft alarm battery flat ( 31)
26 the display

Shift indicator lights ! SPEED appears Speed warning ( 31)


up or flashes on the display
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Electronic immobiliser converter; a hazardous situation Possible cause:
active can result if the engine cuts out The coolant temperature is too 3
General warning light shows unexpectedly. high.
Do not run the fuel tank dry. 27
yellow. If possible, ride in the part-load
Possible cause: range to cool down the engine.
! EWS appears on the display. If the coolant temperature is
Possible cause: The fuel tank contains no more
than the reserve quantity of fuel. frequently too high, have the
The key being used is not au- fault rectified as soon as pos-

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thorised for starting, or commu- Reserve fuel sible by a specialist workshop,
nication between key and engine preferably an authorised BMW
electronics is disrupted. Motorrad dealer.
Remove all other vehicle keys approx. 4 l
from the same ring as the igni- Refuel ( 66). Engine in emergency-
tion key. operation mode
Use the reserve key. Coolant temperature too Warning light for engine
Have the defective key re- high fault shows. z
placed, preferably by an au- General warning light shows
thorised BMW Motorrad dealer. red. The engine is running in
emergency operating mode.
Fuel down to reserve The coolant-temperature reading Unusual engine response is a
Warning light for fuel down flashes. possibility.
to reserve shows. Continuing to ride when the Adapt your style of riding accord-
engine is overheated could ingly. Avoid accelerating sharply
Lack of fuel can result in result in engine damage. and overtaking.
the engine misfiring and
Compliance with the information
cutting out unexpectedly. Mis-
set out below is essential.
firing can damage the catalytic
Possible cause: Possible cause: Replacing parking-light bulb,
3 The engine control unit has dia- Rear light or brake light bulb de- right ( 133).
gnosed a fault. In exceptional fective.
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cases, the engine stops and re- The LED rear light must be
Turn-indicator bulb
fuses to start. Otherwise, the en- replaced. Consult a specialist defective
gine runs in emergency operating workshop, preferably an author- ! LAMP appears on the display.
mode. ised BMW Motorrad dealer. A defective bulb places
You can continue to ride, but
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your safety at risk because


bear in mind that the usual en- Parking-light bulb it is easier for other users to
gine power or the full range of defective oversee the motorcycle.
engine rpm might not be avail- ! LAMPF appears on the dis- Replace defective bulbs as
able. play. soon as possible; always carry a
Have the fault rectified as A defective bulb places complete set of spare bulbs if
quickly as possible by a your safety at risk because possible.
specialist workshop, preferably it is easier for other users to
an authorised BMW Motorrad Possible cause:
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dealer. Turn-indicator bulb defective
Replace defective bulbs as Replacing turn indicator bulbs,
Rear light bulb defective soon as possible; always carry a front and rear ( 134).
complete set of spare bulbs if
General warning light shows
possible. Possible cause:
yellow.
Possible cause: The number-plate carrier has
! LAMPR appears on the dis- Parking-light bulb defective. been removed; the motorcycle's
play. on-board electronics know that
Replacing parking-light bulb,
left ( 132). the flashing turn indicators are
not installed on the motorcycle.
Installing number-plate carrier Seek the advice of a specialist Possible cause:
( 92). workshop, preferably an author- The rider has switched off the 3
In SETUP mode, switch on ised BMW Motorrad dealer. ABS system.
suppression of the error mes- 29
Activating ABS function
sage. ABS self-diagnosis not ( 42).
completed
Motorcycle dropped ABS warning light flashes. ABS fault
! VDS (Vertical Down Sensor) ABS warning light shows.

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appears on the blank display.
Possible cause: Possible cause:
The ABS function is not Possible cause:
The drop sensor has detected a
drop and has cut out the engine. available, because self- The ABS control unit has detec-
diagnosis did not complete. The ted a fault. The ABS function is
Bring the motorcycle to the
motorcycle has to move forward not available.
upright position
a few metres for the wheel You can continue to ride the
Switch the ignition off and
sensors to be tested. motorcycle, but make due pro-
then on again or switch the kill
Pull away slowly. Bear in mind vision for the fact that the ABS
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switch on and then off again.
that the ABS function is not function is not available. Bear
Drop sensor defective available until self-diagnosis has in mind the more detailed in-
completed. formation on situations that can
! VDS (Vertical Down Sensor)
appears on the display. lead to an ABS fault ( 102).
ABS deactivated Have the fault rectified as
Possible cause:
ABS warning light shows. quickly as possible by a
A defect in the drop sensor has
specialist workshop, preferably
been detected.
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
DTC intervention reach a speed of at least 5 km/h Possible cause:
3 with BMW Motorrad DTC OE in order for DTC self-diagnosis to The DTC control unit has detec-
complete. ted a fault.
30 DTC warning light quick- Pull away slowly. Bear in mind You can continue to ride. Bear
flashes. that the DTC function is not in mind that the DTC function
The DTC has detected a degree available until self-diagnosis has is not available or the function-
of instability at the rear wheel completed. ality might be subject to certain
and has intervened to reduce restrictions. Bear in mind the
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torque. The warning light flashes DTC switched off more detailed information on
for longer than DTC intervention with BMW Motorrad DTC OE situations that can lead to a
lasts. This affords the rider visual DTC fault ( 103).
feedback on control intervention DTC warning light shows.
Have the fault rectified as
even after the critical situation quickly as possible by a
has been dealt with. Possible cause: specialist workshop, preferably
The rider has switched off the an authorised BMW Motorrad
DTC self-diagnosis not dealer.
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DTC system.
Activating DTC function
with BMW Motorrad DTC OE ( 43).
Anti-theft alarm battery
weak
DTC warning light slow-
DTC fault with anti-theft alarm (DWA) OE
flashes.
with BMW Motorrad DTC OE
Possible cause: ! DWALO appears on the dis-
DTC warning light shows. play.
Self-diagnosis did not complete,
so the DTC function is not avail- This error message appears
able. The engine must be run- only briefly after the pre-
ning and the motorcycle must ride check completes.
Possible cause: Possible cause:
The integral battery in the anti- The integral battery in the anti- 3
theft alarm has lost a significant theft alarm has lost its entire ori-
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proportion of its original capa- ginal capacity. There is no assur-
city. There is no assurance of ance that the anti-theft alarm will
how long the anti-theft alarm can be operational if the motorcycle's
remain operational if the motor- battery is disconnected.
cycle's battery is disconnected. Seek the advice of a specialist

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Seek the advice of a specialist workshop, preferably an author-
workshop, preferably an author- ised BMW Motorrad dealer.
ised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Speed warning
Anti-theft alarm battery Shift indicator lights up or
flat flashes, depending on your
with anti-theft alarm (DWA) OE preferred setting.
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General warning light shows
play.
yellow.
Possible cause:
! DWA appears on the display. The preset top speed was ex-
This error message appears ceeded.
only briefly after the pre- Reduce speed.
ride check completes. Set a new top speed.
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Operation
Ignition switch/steering lock . . . . . . . . . 34 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
4
33
Electronic immobiliser EWS . . . . . . . . . 35 Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Odometer and tripmeters . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Operation
Speed warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Front and rear seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 z
Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Luggage loops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Emergency off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Grip heating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
BMW Motorrad Race ABS . . . . . . . . . . 41
Dynamic Traction Control DTC . . . . . 42
Ride mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Ignition switch/steering Switching on ignition Switch off the ignition
4 lock
34 Keys
You receive two master keys and
one emergency key. The emer-
gency key is small and light so
that it can always be kept in a
Operation

wallet or purse, for example. It


is designed for occasional use,
for example when no master key
is available; it is not intended for Turn the key to position 1. Turn the key to position 2.
z constant use. Parking lights and all function Lights switched off.
Please consult the information on circuits switched on. Handlebars not locked.
the electronic immobiliser (EWS) Engine can be started. Key can be removed.
if a key is lost or mislaid ( 35). Pre-ride check is performed.
( 60) Locking handlebars
Ignition switch/steering lock, fuel
filler cap lock and seat lock are all ABS self-diagnosis is Turn the handlebars all the way
operated with the same key. performed. ( 61) to left
with BMW Motorrad DTC OE
DTC self-diagnosis is per-
formed. ( 61)
as "authorised" for your motor- BMW Motorrad dealer. The keys
cycle. are part of an integrated security 4
A spare key attached to system, so the dealer is under an
obligation to check the legitimacy 35
the same ring as the ig-
nition key used to start the en- of all applications for replace-
gine could "irritate" the electron- ment/extra keys.
ics, in which case the enabling
signal for starting is not issued. Clock

Operation
The EWS warning appears in the Setting clock
Turn the key to position 3, multifunction display.
Attempting to set the clock
while moving the handlebars Always keep the spare key sep- while riding the motorcycle
slightly. arately from the ignition key. can lead to accidents. z
Ignition, lights and all function Set the clock only when the mo-
circuits switched off. If you mislay a key you can have
the key in question barred by torcycle is stationary.
Handlebars locked.
Key can be removed. your authorised BMW Motorrad Switch on the ignition.
dealer. In order to have a key
Electronic immobiliser barred you must bring along all
the other keys belonging to the
EWS motorcycle.
The on-board electronics access The engine cannot be started by
the data saved in the ignition key a barred key, but a key that has
via a ring aerial in the ignition been barred can subsequently be
lock. The ignition is not enabled reactivated.
for starting until the engine con- You can obtain replacement/extra
trol unit has recognised the key keys only through an authorised
button 2 until the number Tripmeter 1 (Trip I)
4 stops flashing. Tripmeter 2 (Trip II)
This completes the process. Range (once fuel level is down
36
to reserve)
Odometer and
tripmeters Resetting tripmeter
Switch on the ignition.
Selecting readings Select the desired tripmeter.
Operation

Switch on the ignition.


Press and hold down button 2
until the hours number 3
z flashes.
Press button 1 to step the
hours reading up.
Press button 2 to step the
hours reading down.
When the hours reading is cor-
rect, hold down button 2 until
minutes reading 4 flashes. Press and hold down button 1
Press button 1 to step the Repeatedly press button 1 until until the tripmeter reading is
minutes reading up. the value you want appears in reset.
panel 3.
Press button 2 to step the
minutes reading down. The following values can be dis-
played:
When the minutes reading is
correct, press and hold down Total distance covered
Speed warning To increase the speed setting:
Adjusting speed warning
Briefly press button 1. 4
Speed is increased by approx.
If applicable, activate the speed 10 km/h each time you press 37
warning in the SETUP menu the button.
(see "On the race track").

Operation
The current speed setting or
OFF appears on the display.
z

If you exceed the limit set be-


forehand, shift indicator 3 lights
Repeatedly press button 2 until
up or flashes at the preset fre-
LIMIT appears on the dis- quency and warning 4 appears
play.
on the display.

To set the current speed as


the new limit: Hold down but-
ton 2 until this speed appears
on the display.
Low-beam headlight Parking light
4 The low-beam headlight switches Switch off the ignition.
38 on automatically when you start
the engine.

High-beam headlight and


headlight flasher
Start the engine.
Operation

To switch off the speed warn-


ing: Hold down button 1 until
z OFF appears on the display.
Immediately after switching off
Lights the ignition, push button 1 to
Side light the left and hold it in this po-
sition until the parking lights
The side lights switch on auto-
come on.
matically when the ignition is
Switch the ignition on and off
switched on.
Push switch 1 forward to again to switch off the parking
The side lights place switch on the high-beam lights.
a strain on the battery. headlight.
Do not switch the ignition Pull switch 1 back to operate
on for longer than absolutely the headlight flasher.
necessary.
Turn indicators Centre button 1 to cancel the
Operating flashing turn
flashing turn indicators. 4
indicators Hazard warning 39
Switch on the ignition. flashers
The turn indicators are can-
Switching on hazard
celled automatically after
you have ridden for approximately
warning flashers

Operation
10 seconds and covered a dis- Switch on the ignition.
tance of about 300 m. The hazard warning flash- Press button 1 to switch on
ers place a strain on the the hazard warning flashers.
battery. Do not use the hazard Ignition can be switched off. z
warning flashers for longer than Press button 1 again to switch
absolutely necessary. off the hazard warning flashers.
If you press a turn-indic-
ator button with the ignition
switched on, the turn-indicator
function is activated instead of
the hazard warning flashers, and
remains active until you release
Push button 1 to the left to the button. The hazard warning
switch on the left flashing turn flashers recommence flashing as
indicators. soon as the button is released.
Push button 1 to the right to
switch on the right flashing turn
indicators.
Emergency off switch gine speeds. If the charge level
4 (kill switch) is low, grip heating is switched
off to ensure the battery's start-
40 ing capability.
Operation

a Engine switched off


b Normal operating position
z (run)
1 Emergency off switch (kill
switch)
Grip heating
Repeatedly press button 1 until
Operating the kill switch with heated handlebar grips OE the desired heating stage ap-
when riding can cause pears on the display.
the rear wheel to lock and thus Operating grip heating
cause a fall. Start the engine.
Do not operate the kill switch Grip heating can be activ-
when riding. ated only when the engine
The emergency off switch is a is running.
kill switch for switching off the The increase in power con-
engine quickly and easily. sumption caused by the
grip heating can drain the bat-
tery if you are riding at low en-
BMW Motorrad Race with BMW Motorrad DTC OE
ABS 4
Deactivating ABS function 41
Switch on the ignition.
You have the option of de-
activating the ABS function
while the motorcycle is on the

Operation
move.
The handlebar grips have two-
stage heating. Stage two 2 is Press and hold down button 1
for heating the grips quickly: it is until first DTC warning light 3 z
advisable to switch to stage one and then ABS warning light 2
as soon as the grips are warm. change their status.
The DTC setting remains un-
100 % heating power changed.
ABS warning light shows.
50 % heating power

Press and hold down button 1 Release button 1 within two


The selected heating stage will until ABS warning light 2 seconds.
be saved if you allow a certain changes status. ABS warning light remains
length of time to pass without ABS warning light shows. ON.
making further changes.
The ABS function is deactiv-
ated.
Activating ABS function switching the ignition off and
4 then on again.
42 An ABS fault has occurred
if the ABS warning light
shows when the motorcycle ac-
celerates to a speed in excess
of 5 km/h after the ignition was
switched off and then on again.
Operation

Dynamic Traction Press and hold down button 1


Press and hold down button 1 Control DTC until DTC warning light 3
z until ABS warning light 2 changes status.
with BMW Motorrad DTC OE
changes status. DTC warning light starts to
ABS warning light goes out; Deactivating DTC function show.
if self-diagnosis has not Switch on the ignition. Release button 1 within two
completed it starts flashing. seconds.
You have the option of de-
Release button 1 within two DTC warning light remains
activating the DTC function
seconds. ON.
while the motorcycle is on the
The ABS warning light re- move. The DTC function is deactiv-
mains off or continues to
ated.
flash.
The ABS function is activated.
If the coding plug for the
SLICK function is not inserted,
you have the option of
Activating DTC function switching the ignition off and See the section entitled
then on again. "Engineering details" 4
A DTC fault has occurred for more information on the
various ride modes that can be 43
if the DTC warning light
shows when the motorcycle ac- selected.
celerates to a speed in excess
of 5 km/h after the ignition was
switched off and then on again.

Operation
Ride mode
Press and hold down button 1 Setting riding mode
until DTC warning light 3 Switch on the ignition. z
changes status.
DTC warning light goes
out; if self-diagnosis has not Arrow 1 and selection menu 2
completed it starts flashing. show. The current setting is
Release button 1 within two shown at position 3.
seconds.
DTC warning light remains
off or continues to flash.
The DTC function is activated.

If the coding plug for the Press button 1.


SLICK function is not inserted,
you have the option of
rear wheel is restricted (see the
4 section entitled "Engineering
details").
44 With the motorcycle at a stand-
still, the mode you select is ac-
tivated after approximately ten
seconds.
The newly selected riding
Operation

mode is activated as you


With the coding plug inserted, Repeatedly press button 1 until ride only when the following
the menu includes SLICK 4 the arrow is to the left of the preconditions are satisfied:
as an additional selectable riding setting you want. Brake not applied
z Throttle twistgrip in fully closed
mode. The SLICK mode is set up
Installing coding plug ( 45). position
for racing slicks and the as-
Clutch pulled
sumption on which the parameter
Once the new ride mode has
settings are based is that tyre-
been activated, the selection
to-surface grip is of the very high
menu disappears from the dis-
level generally encountered only
play.
on race tracks.
The mode selected in this way
Activate SLICK mode only on
is retained with the engine-
race tracks and only when run-
characteristic, ABS and DTC
ning the motorcycle on racing
adaptation settings even after
slicks.
the ignition has been switched
When SLICK mode is selected: off.
Note that ABS control for the
Installing coding plug coding plug for riding on public
Switch off the ignition. roads. 4
with reduced power output, 79 Switch off the ignition. 45
kW OE
Remove the front seat ( 55).
The following applies to
motorcycles with power re-
duction: Once the coding plug

Operation
has been inserted, the choice
of modes includes SPORT and
RACE with increased engine To do so, press retainer 2 and
power. The significantly more pull the cap up.
sporty response in these modes Install the coding plug. z
can lead to hazardous situations. Switch on the ignition.
It is important for the rider in-
tending to use these more sporty
ride modes to familiarise himself/ Dirt and moisture can pen-
herself with their characteristics. etrate the open plug and
lead to malfunctions.
The following applies to
Reinstall the cap after removing
motorcycles with power
the coding plug.
reduction: Inserting the cod-
ing plug voids homologation for Remove cap of plug 1.
riding the motorcycle on public
roads.
In these cases, do not insert the Once the coding plug is inserted
RAIN mode 1 is the mode ac-
tivated automatically, for safety Mirrors
4 reasons.
Adjusting mirrors
Setting riding mode ( 43).
46
Installing front seat ( 55).

Brakes
Adjust the handbrake
Operation

lever
Changing the position of
Applying light pressure from
the brake-fluid reservoir can
behind, turn adjusting screw 1
allow air to penetrate the brake
z to the desired position.
system. Turn the mirror to the correct
Do not twist the handlebar fitting The adjusting screw is
position.
or the handlebars. easier to turn if you push
the handbrake lever forward.
Attempting to adjust the Spring preload
handbrake lever while riding Adjustment options:
Setting
the motorcycle can lead to acci- From position 1: widest span
between handlebar grip and It is essential to set spring pre-
dents.
clutch lever load of the front suspension to
Do not attempt to adjust the suit the terrain. Increase spring
handbrake lever unless the mo- to position 6: narrowest span
between handlebar grip and preload for riding in rough terrain
torcycle is at a standstill. and reduce if the terrain is level.
handlebar lever
It is essential to set spring pre-
load of the rear suspension to
suit the load carried by the mo-
torcycle. Increase spring preload bottom edge 1 of the outer
when the motorcycle is heavily tube to front axle 2. 4
loaded and reduce spring preload Apply the rider's weight to the
accordingly when the motorcycle motorcycle. 47
is lightly loaded. With the assistance of a
second person, measure
Adjusting spring preload distance d between points 1
for front wheel and 2 again and calculate the

Operation
Make sure the ground is level difference (negative spring
and firm and place the motor- displacement) between the two Your motorcycle's hand-
cycle on its stand. readings. ling will suffer if you do not
Make sure there is no load match the spring-preload and
on the motorcycle; remove all
Load-dependent adjust- z
ment of spring preload damping-characteristic settings.
items of luggage, if carried.
Adjust the damping characteristic
Negative spring displace- to suit spring preload.
ment of front wheel
To reduce negative spring dis-
10...15 mm (With rider placement (increase spring pre-
85 kg) load, in other words), use the
tool from the on-board toolkit
to turn adjusting screws 3 in
direction a.
To increase negative spring
displacement (reduce spring
Hold the motorcycle upright preload, in other words),
and measure distance d from use the tool from the on-
board toolkit to turn adjusting
4 screws 3 in direction b.
Load-dependent adjust-
ment of spring preload
Make sure that the settings are
48 identical on left and right. Negative spring displace-
ment of rear wheel
Adjusting spring preload
for rear wheel 20...25 mm (With rider
85 kg)
Make sure the ground is level
Operation

and firm and place the motor-


cycle on its stand. Hold the motorcycle upright
Make sure there is no load and measure distance d from
on the motorcycle; remove all bottom edge 1 of the number-
z items of luggage, if carried. plate carrier to screw 2 of the
chain guard.
Apply the rider's weight to the
motorcycle.
With the assistance of a
second person, measure
distance d between points 1 Your motorcycle's hand-
and 2 again and calculate the ling will suffer if you do not
difference (negative spring match the spring-preload and
displacement) between the two damping-characteristic settings.
readings. Adjust the damping characteristic
Use the tool from the on-board to suit spring preload.
toolkit to slacken screw 1. To reduce negative spring dis-
placement (increase spring pre-
load, in other words), use the An uneven surface requires
tool from the on-board toolkit softer damping than a smooth 4
to turn adjusting ring 2 in dir- surface.
ection b. An increase in spring preload 49
To increase negative spring requires firmer damping, a re-
displacement (reduce spring duction in spring preload re-
preload, in other words), use quires softer damping.
the tool from the on-board

Operation
toolkit to turn adjusting ring 2 Adjusting compression-
in direction a. stage damping for front
To increase damping: Use the
Tighten screw 1 to the spe- wheel tool from the on-board kit to
cified tightening torque. turn the adjusting screw in the z
Clamping bolt to upper appropriate direction so that
spring cup mark 2 points to a higher read-
ing on the scale.
3 Nm To reduce damping: Use the
tool from the on-board kit to
Damping turn the adjusting screw in the
appropriate direction so that
Setting mark 2 points to a lower read-
Damping must be adapted to suit ing on the scale.
Use adjusting screws 1 on
the surface on which the motor-
left and right to adjust the
cycle is ridden and to suit spring
compression-stage damping.
preload.
Adjusting rebound-stage
4 Compression stage, ba-
sic setting, front damping for front wheel
50
Position 2 (comfortable set-
ting with rider 85 kg)
Position 4 (normal setting
with rider 85 kg)
Operation

Position 8 (sports setting


with rider 85 kg)
To increase damping: Use the
Make sure that the settings are tool from the on-board kit to
identical on left and right. turn the adjusting screw in the
z Adjust rebound-stage damping
by turning adjusting screws 1 appropriate direction so that
on the left and right fork legs. mark 2 points to a higher read-
ing on the scale.
To reduce damping: Use the
tool from the on-board kit to
turn the adjusting screw in the
appropriate direction so that
mark 2 points to a lower read-
ing on the scale.
Adjusting compression-
Rebound stage, basic
setting, front stage damping for rear 4
wheel 51
Position 2 (comfortable set- Make sure the ground is level
ting with rider 85 kg) and firm and place the motor-
Position 4 (normal setting cycle on its stand.
with rider 85 kg)

Operation
Position 7 (sports setting
with rider 85 kg)
To increase damping: Use the
Make sure that the settings are tool from the on-board toolkit
identical on left and right. to turn the adjusting screw or z
the adjusting ring, as applic-
Factory default settings,
able, in the appropriate direc-
front wheel tion so that mark 3 or, respect-
Reset the factory defaults as ively, 4 points to a higher read-
stated below. ing on the scale.
Adjust compression-stage
Factory default settings damping for long bump To reduce damping: Use the
for compression/rebound travel (low speed) by turning tool from the on-board toolkit
stages, front adjusting screw 1 and adjust to turn the adjusting screw or
compression-stage damping for the adjusting ring, as applic-
Position 4 short bump travel (high speed) able, in the appropriate direc-
by turning adjusting ring 2. tion so that mark 3 or, respect-
ively, 4 points to a lower read-
ing on the scale.
Adjusting rebound-stage
4 Compression stage, ba-
sic setting, rear, high damping for rear wheel
52 speed Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motor-
Position 2 (comfortable set- cycle on its stand.
ting with rider 85 kg)
Position 4 (normal setting
Operation

with rider 85 kg)


Position 9 (sports setting
with rider 85 kg) To increase damping: Use the
tool from the on-board kit to
z Compression stage, turn the adjusting screw in the
basic setting, rear, low appropriate direction so that
speed mark 2 points to a higher read-
ing on the scale.
Position 2 (comfortable set- To reduce damping: Use the
ting with rider 85 kg) Adjust compression-stage
damping by turning adjusting tool from the on-board kit to
Position 4 (normal setting screw 1. turn the adjusting screw in the
with rider 85 kg) appropriate direction so that
Position 8 (sports setting mark 2 points to a lower read-
with rider 85 kg) ing on the scale.
Tyres
Rebound stage, basic
setting, rear Check the tyre pressure
Tyre pressure, rear
4
Incorrect tyre pressures im- 53
Position 2 (comfortable set- 2.9 bar (Tyre cold)
ting with rider 85 kg) pair the motorcycle's hand-
ling characteristics and increase If tyre pressure is too low:
Position 4 (normal setting the rate of tyre wear. Correct tyre pressure.
with rider 85 kg) Always check that the tyre pres-

Operation
Position 7 (sports setting sures are correct. Headlight
with rider 85 kg) Adjusting headlight for
At high road speeds, tyre
valves have a tendency to driving on left/driving on
Factory default settings, right
open as a result of centrifugal z
rear wheel force. This motorcycle has a
Reset the factory defaults as Fit valve caps with rubber seals symmetric-beam low-beam
stated below. and screw them on firmly to pre- headlight. If the motorcycle
Factory default settings vent sudden deflation. is ridden in a country where
for compression/rebound Make sure the ground is level the opposite rule of the road
stages, rear and firm and place the motor- applies, its symmetric low-
cycle on its stand. beam headlight means that
Position 4 no measures are necessary to
Check tyre pressures against
the data below. prevent the headlight beam from
dazzling oncoming traffic.
Tyre pressure, front

2.5 bar (Tyre cold)


Headlight beam throw and Installing rear seat
4 spring preload
54 Headlight beam throw is gener-
ally kept constant when spring
preload is adjusted to suit load.
Consult a specialist work-
shop, preferably an au-
Operation

thorised BMW Motorrad dealer,


if you are unsure whether the
headlight beam-throw setting is Open seat lock 1 with the igni-
correct. tion key. Engage the rear seat in
z Lift the rear seat at the rear mounts 2 on left and right.
Front and rear seats and then work it back and up
to remove.
Removing rear seat Remove the ignition key from
Make sure the ground is level the lock and place the rear
and firm and place the motor- seat, upholstered side down,
cycle on its stand. on a clean surface.

Swing the rear seat down,


pushing it lightly forward.
Lock the seat lock with the ig- Installing front seat
nition key. 4
Removing front seat 55

Operation
Push the upholstery of the
Engage the front seat in front seat forward slightly
mount 2, then lower the rear of above the screw holes and z
the seat to bring the holes into hold it in this position.
Push the upholstery of the alignment with screw holes 3. Install screws 1.
front seat forward slightly Take care not to let the screws
above screws 1 and hold it in scratch the trim panels. Helmet holder
this position.
Securing helmet to
Remove the screws.
motorcycle
Push the seat forward and
lift it at the rear to remove. Remove the rear seat ( 54).
Take care not to let the screws Turn the rear seat upside
scratch the trim panels. down.
Place the seat, upholstered
side down, on a clean surface.
Luggage loops
4 Securing luggage to
56 motorcycle
Remove the rear seat ( 54).
Turn the rear seat upside
down.
Operation

The helmet catch can Use the loops 1 and the rear
scratch the panelling. footrests, for example, to se-
z Make sure the lock is out of the cure luggage to the rear seat.
way when you hook the helmet In this process, take care not to
into position. damage the rear trim panels.
Use a plastic-sheathed steel
cable to secure the helmet to
helmet holder 1. Pull loops 1 out of the holders
Install the rear seat ( 54). and to the outside and down.
Place the helmet on the front Install the rear seat ( 54).
seat.
Riding
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
5
57
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Riding
Shifting gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 z
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Parking your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Securing motorcycle for transporta-
tion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Safety instructions Set spring preload, damping cause loss of consciousness with
5 Rider's equipment
characteristic and tyre pres- fatal consequences.
sures to suit total weight. Do not inhale exhaust fumes.
58 Do not ride without the correct Do not run the engine in an en-
clothing. Always wear: Speed closed space.
Helmet If you ride at high speed, always
Motorcycling jacket and bear in mind that various bound- Risk of burn injury
trousers ary conditions can adversely af- Engine and exhaust system
Riding

Gloves fect the handling of your motor- become very hot when the
Boots cycle: vehicle is in use. There is a risk
z Settings of the spring-strut and of burn injuries by contact with
This applies even to short jour- shock-absorber system
neys, and to every season of hot surfaces, particularly at the
Imbalanced load silencer.
the year. Your authorised BMW
Loose clothing When you park the motorcycle
Motorrad dealer will be glad to
Insufficient tyre pressure make sure that no-one comes
advise you on the correct cloth-
Poor tyre tread into contact with the engine and
ing for every purpose.
Etc. exhaust system.
Loading
Risk of poisoning Catalytic converter
Overloading and imbal-
Exhaust fumes contain carbon If misfiring causes unburned fuel
anced loads can adversely
monoxide, which is colourless to enter the catalytic converter,
affect the motorcycle's handling.
and odourless but highly toxic. there is a danger of overheating
Do not exceed the permissible
gross weight and be sure to Inhaling the exhaust fumes and damage.
comply with the instructions on therefore represents a For this reason, observe the fol-
loading. health hazard and can even lowing points:
Do not run the fuel tank dry. Tampering Tyre-tread depth and tyre
Do not attempt to start or run Tampering with motor- pressures 5
the engine with a spark-plug cycle settings (e.g. elec- Security of the luggage
cap disconnected. 59
tronic engine management unit, Tension and lubrication of the
Stop the engine immediately if throttle valves, clutch) can cause drive chain
it misfires. damages to the components in
Use only unleaded fuel. At regular intervals:
question and lead to failure of
Comply with all specified main- Engine oil level (every refuelling

Riding
safety-relevant functions. Dam-
tenance intervals. stop)
age caused in this way is not
Brake-pad wear (every third
covered by the warranty.
Unburned fuel will destroy
Do not tamper with the motor-
refuelling stop) z
the catalytic converter.
cycle in any way that could result
Note the points listed for protec- Starting
in tuned performance.
tion of the catalytic converter. Starting engine
Risk of overheating Checklist Switch on the ignition.
Use the following checklist to Pre-ride check is performed.
Cooling would be ( 60)
inadequate if the engine check important functions, set-
tings and wear limits before you ABS self-diagnosis is
were allowed to idle for a lengthy
ride off. performed. ( 61)
period with the motorcycle at
Brakes with BMW Motorrad DTC OE
a standstill: overheating would
result. In extreme cases, the Brake-fluid levels, front and rear DTC self-diagnosis is per-
motorcycle could catch fire. Clutch formed. ( 61)
Do not allow the engine to idle Shock absorber setting and Select neutral or, if a gear is
unnecessarily. Ride away imme- spring preload engaged, pull the clutch lever.
diately after starting the engine.
You cannot start the mo- The start attempt is auto- Phase 1
5 torcycle with the side stand matically interrupted if bat-
extended and a gear engaged. tery voltage is too low. Recharge
60 The engine will switch itself off the battery before you start the
if you start it with the gearbox in engine, or use jump leads and a
neutral and then engage a gear donor battery to start.
before retracting the side stand. The engine starts.
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When starting a cold engine Consult the troubleshooting


at low ambient temperatures: chart below if the engine re-
disengage the clutch and turn fuses to start. ( 148)
z the twistgrip slightly to open Telltale and warning lights 1
the throttle. Pre-ride check light up, 'General' warning light
The instrument panel runs a test 2 shows yellow.
of the warning lights and the re- The needle of the revolution
volution counter when the igni- counter moves all the way to the
tion is switched on: this is the position for maximum engine re-
Pre-Ride-Check. The test is volutions.
aborted if you start the engine All the segments in the display
before it completes. light up.

Phase 2
The 'General' warning light
Press starter button 1. changes from yellow to red.
Phase 3 ABS self-diagnosis ABS self-diagnosis
The needle of the revolution BMW Motorrad Race ABS per- completed 5
counter moves to the position forms self-diagnosis to ensure its The ABS warning light goes
61
for zero engine revolutions. operability. Self-diagnosis is per- out.
The telltale and warning lights go formed automatically when you
out. switch on the ignition. The mo- If an indicator showing an ABS
The display switches to its ordin- torcycle has to move forward a fault appears when ABS self-dia-
ary display mode. few metres for the wheel sensors gnosis completes:

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to be tested. You can continue to ride. Bear
If a warning light does not show: in mind that neither the ABS
Some malfunctions cannot Phase 1 function nor the integral brak- z
be indicated if one of the Test of the diagnosis-compat- ing function is available.
warning lights fails to show. ible system components with Have the fault rectified as
Make sure that all the warning the motorcycle at a standstill. quickly as possible by a
and telltale lights come on in the ABS warning light flashes. specialist workshop, preferably
pre-ride check. an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Have the fault rectified as Phase 2
quickly as possible by a DTC self-diagnosis
Test of the wheel sensors as
specialist workshop, preferably with BMW Motorrad DTC OE
the motorcycle pulls away from
an authorised BMW Motorrad
rest. BMW Motorrad DTC performs
dealer.
ABS warning light flashes. self-diagnosis to ensure its op-
erability. Self-diagnosis is per-
formed automatically when you
switch on the ignition.
Phase 1 If an indicator showing a DTC The electronic engine man-
5 Test of the diagnosis-compat- fault appears after DTC self-dia- agement system prevents
ible system components with gnosis completes: the engine from revving past the
62 preset rpm limit for running in.
the vehicle at a standstill. You can continue to ride. Bear
DTC warning light slow- in mind that the DTC function The authorised BMW Motorrad
flashes. is not available. dealer deactivates this monit-
Have the fault rectified as oring function when the motor-
Phase 2 quickly as possible by a cycle is brought in for its initial
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Test of the diagnosis-compat- specialist workshop, preferably inspection.


ible system components while an authorised BMW Motorrad
z the motorcycle is on the move. dealer. Running-in speed
The motorcycle must reach a
speed of at least 5 km/h in or- Running in <7000 min-1 (Odometer
der for DTC self-diagnosis to Engine reading 0...300 km)
complete.
Until the first inspection, <9000 min-1 (Odometer
DTC warning light slow-
vary the throttle opening and reading 300...1000 km)
flashes.
engine-speed range frequently;
no full load (Odometer read-
DTC self-diagnosis avoid riding at constant engine
ing 0...1000 km)
completed rpm for prolonged periods.
Try to do most of your rid- Do not omit the first inspection
The DTC symbol no longer after 500 - 1200 km.
ing during this initial period on
shows.
twisting, fairly hilly roads.
Comply with the rpm limits for
running in.
Brake pads Avoid extreme angles of heel. Shift light flashing: engine
New brake pads have to bed speed too high 5
down before they can achieve Shifting gear
Shift speed 63
their optimum friction levels. You Shift light
can compensate for this initial re- When the motorcycle is on the
duction in braking efficiency by move, the shift light indicates the
exerting greater pressure on the engine speed at which the rider
levers. should upshift.

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Shift light flashes at preset fre-
New brake pads can extend quency: Approaching upshift
stopping distance by a sig- rpm z
nificant margin. Shift light goes out: the engine
Apply the brakes in good time. has reached the ideal speed for
an upshift
Tyres
Shift light 1 shows the rider two
New tyres have a smooth sur- engine-speed thresholds: The engine-speed thresholds
face. This must be roughened by and the way in which the shift
riding in a restrained manner at Pullaway engine speed light indicates the various states
various heel angles until the tyres When the motorcycle is at a can be customised in the SETUP
are run in. This running in pro- standstill with the engine running, menu.
cedure is essential if the tyres are the shift light indicates the ideal
to achieve maximum grip. engine speed for a racing start. Speed limit
Tyres do not have their full Shift light off: engine speed If the shift light flashes or comes
grip when new and there too low on while the motorcycle is be-
is a risk of accidents at extreme Shift light on: ideal engine ing ridden and ! SPEED ap-
angles of heel. speed for pulling away
pears on the display, you have Shift assistance is not available in
5 exceeded the preset top speed. the following situations:
Gearshifts with the clutch
64 Shift assistant pressed
with shift assistant OE Gearshifts with the throttle
valve closed (engine overrun)
Your motorcycle is equipped
Downshifts
with a shift assistant evolved
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from motorcycle-racing techno-


logy; the shift assistant enables
Steering
you to upshift in virtually all load Sensor 1 in the shift linkage re- Adjusting steering damper
z gisters the shift request and trig-
and engine-rpm ranges without
pulling the clutch or changing the gers shift assistance.
throttle-valve angle. The throttle
valve remains open to accelerate When you are riding at constant
the motorcycle and upshift time speed with the engine revving
is reduced to a minimum. You high in a low gear, upshifting
select the gear in the usual way without disengaging the clutch
by means of the foot-operated can cause a severe reaction to
shift lever. the load change. BMW Motor-
rad recommends disengaging
the clutch for upshifts in these Attempting to adjust the
circumstances. It is advisable to steering damper while the
avoid using the shift assistant at motorcycle is being ridden can
engine speeds close to the limits lead to accidents.
at which the governor cuts in to Do not attempt to adjust the
limit engine rpm.
steering damper unless the mo- higher the wheel load, the more BMW Motorrad Race ABS pre-
torcycle is at a standstill. braking force can be transmitted vents the front wheel from lock- 5
Turn adjusting screw 1 in dir- without the wheel locking. ing up.
To optimise stopping distance, 65
ection A to increase damping.
apply the front brakes rapidly and Descending mountain
Turn adjusting screw 1 in dir-
ection B to reduce damping. keep on increasing the force you passes
apply to the brake lever. This There is a danger of the
Steering damper basic makes the best possible use of brakes fading if you use

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setting the dynamic increase in load at only the rear brakes when des-
the front wheel. Remember to cending mountain passes. Under
Open 5 clicks (from fully pull the clutch at the same time. extreme conditions, the brakes z
closed) (Public roads) In the "panic braking situations" could overheat and suffer severe
Open 2 clicks (from fully that are trained so frequently damage.
closed) (Race track) braking force is applied as rap- Use both front and rear brakes,
idly as possible and with the and make use of the engine's
Brakes rider's full force applied to the braking effect as well.
brake levers; under these circum-
How can stopping stances the dynamic shift in load Wet and dirty brakes
distance be minimised? distribution cannot keep pace
Wetness and dirt on the brake
Each time the brakes are applied, with the increase in deceleration
discs and the brake pads dimin-
a load distribution shift takes and the tyres cannot transmit the
ish braking efficiency.
place with the load shifting for- full braking force to the surface
Delayed braking action or poor
ward from the rear to the front of the road. Under these circum-
braking efficiency must be
wheel. The sharper the motor- stances the front wheel can lock
reckoned with in the following
cycle decelerates, the more load up.
situations:
is shifted to the front wheel. The
Riding in the rain or through Parking your On a gradient, the motorcycle
5 puddles of water. motorcycle should always face uphill; se-
After the motorcycle has been lect 1st gear.
66 washed. Side stand
Riding on salted or gritted Switch off the engine. Refuelling
roads. If the ground is soft or un- Fuel is highly flammable. A
After work has been carried on even, there is no guaran- naked flame close to the
the brakes, due to traces of oil tee that the motorcycle will rest fuel tank can cause a fire or ex-
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or grease. firmly on the stand. plosion.


Riding on dirt-covered surfaces Always check that the ground Do not smoke. Never bring a
z or off-road. under the stand is level and naked flame near the fuel tank.
firm. Fuel attacks plastics, which
Wetness and dirt result in
poor braking efficiency. Extend the side stand and become dull or unsightly.
Apply the brakes lightly while prop the motorcycle on the Wipe off plastic parts immediately
riding to remove wetness and stand. if they come into contact with
dirt, or dismount and clean the The side stand is designed fuel.
brakes. to support only the weight Make sure the ground is level
Think ahead and brake in good of the motorcycle. and firm and place the motor-
time until full braking efficiency is Do not lean or sit on the cycle on its stand.
restored. motorcycle with the side stand Open the protective cap.
extended.
If the camber of the roadway
permits, turn the handlebars all
the way to the left.
onto the road surface. This could
cause a fall.
Usable fuel capacity
5
Do not overfill the fuel tank.
67
Leaded fuel will destroy the approx. 17.5 l
catalytic converter.
Reserve fuel
Use only unleaded fuel.
Refuel with fuel of the grade

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stated below; do not fill the approx. 4 l
tank past the bottom edge of Press the fuel tank cap down
Use the ignition key to unlock
cap 1 of the fuel tank and pop
the filler neck. firmly to close. z
the cap open. If filling occurs after the fuel Remove the key and close the
level has gone below the protective cap.
reserve limit, the amount filled
must be greater than the reserve Securing motorcycle
amount for the new fuel level to for transportation
be recognised and the warning
Make sure that all components
light to switch off.
that might come into contact
Recommended fuel with straps used to secure the
grade motorcycle are adequately pro-
tected against scratching. Use
Super unleaded adhesive tape or soft cloths, for
Fuel expands when hot. 95 ROZ/RON example, for this purpose.
Fuel escaping from an 89 AKI
overfilled tank could make its way
Make sure that the motorcycle Pull the straps down and tight.
5 cannot topple sideways.

68 Push the motorcycle onto the


transportation flat and hold it in
position: do not place it on the
side stand.
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Remove screws 1 and remove


z the cover panel of the bottom
fork bridge. At the rear, secure the straps
to the rear footrests on both
sides and tighten the straps.
Tighten all the straps uniformly;
the motorcycle's suspension
should be compressed as
Risk of damaging compon-
tightly as possible front and
ents.
rear.
Take care not to trap
components such as brake lines
or wires.
At the front, loop a strap over
The motorcycle can topple
the bottom fork bridge on each
and fall on its side.
side.
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Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
6
69
LAPTIMER mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
INFO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
SETUP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

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In the gravel trap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Removing/installing mirrors . . . . . . . . . 90
Removing and installing number-
plate carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Removing and installing front turn
indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 z
Multifunction display sequent viewing in the INFO
6 Selecting display mode
mode.

70 INFO mode: The data saved


beforehand in LAPTIMER mode
can be viewed in INFO mode.
Note that this mode can be activ-
ated only when the motorcycle is
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at a standstill.

SETUP mode: SETUP mode is When the display shows


for customising the way in which INFO-MENU or
the instrument panel works in SETUP-MENU, as applicable,
Repeatedly press button 2 until line with individual preferences. press and hold down button 2
the reading shows the mode Note that this mode can be activ- to activate the mode.
you want. ated only when the motorcycle is
z ROAD mode: The ROAD mode at a standstill.
provides you with all the informa-
tion necessary for riding on pub- Speed warning: You can set a
lic roads. All the descriptions not speed above which a warning is
included in this section apply to issued. This function has to be
this mode. switched on in SETUP mode.

LAPTIMER mode: In LAP-


TIMER mode you can save lap
times and other data for sub-
Overview of mode
selection 6
solid line: short press 71
broken line: press and hold
down
1 Operating odometer
( 36)

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2 Setting clock ( 35).
3 Starting timing ( 74).
4 Starting INFO menu
( 77)
5 Starting SETUP menu
( 82)
6 Speed warning ( 37)
z
LAPTIMER mode Labels for the values this freeze period can be set as
6 Mode of presentation shown on the display described on page ( 88).

72 The following times can be dis-


played in the second line:
The time for the preceding lap,
labelled "LASTLAP".
The running time for the cur-
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rent lap.

The following times can be dis-


played in the third line:
The fastest lap saved, labelled
1 Speedometer "BESTLAP"
2 Current lap The all-time best lap, no label
3 Engine temperature The running time for the cur-
z 4 The readings in these lines rent lap.
can be changed by the
rider ( 72) The possible combinations are
Shown here: Time for described on page ( 85).
the last completed lap
At the start of each new lap the
(LASTLAP) and the cur-
time for the preceding lap is
rent lap time
shown briefly before the display
5 Ride mode selected by the
switches to the running time of
rider
the current lap. The length of
6 Gear indicator
Overview of LAPTIMER
mode 6
solid line: short press 73
broken line: press and hold
down
1 Ending timing ( 75).
2 Interrupting timing ( 75).

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3 Starting timing ( 74).
4 Customising display layout
( 74).

z
Customising display Starting timing of another lap can be started
6 layout only by an external signal.

74 Infrared receiver
with infrared receiver OA

An infrared signal provides a con-


venient way of operating the in-
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strument panel in LAPTIMER


mode. The instrument panel
can be operated in this way only
Press button 1 to start timing. when the infrared receiver avail-
To change the layout of the The engine has to be able as an optional accessory is
display in LAPTIMER mode, running in order for the connected. The headlight flasher
repeatedly press button 2 until headlight-flasher signal to be button can be used to operate
the layout of the display suits detected. the instrument panel even when
z your preferences. the infrared receiver is installed.
Every time you cross the start/
A lap timeout can be defined to
finish line, press button 1 again
stop the receiver from registering
to start timing for the next lap.
completion of a lap prematurely
The data of the preceding lap in response to spurious signals
are written into memory. ( 88). Signals received before
Timing continues even if you this time elapses are ignored.
exit the display mode. In the
other modes, however, timing
Interrupting timing Ending timing you delete the current timing
session in the INFO mode. 6
Fastest lap anticipated 75
This function has to be activated
in the SETUP menu ( 89).

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Press button 1 to interrupt tim- Begin by pressing button 1 to
ing. interrupt timing.
Press button 1 again to re- To save the reading as the last
sume timing. lap time, press and hold down
button 1 until --:--:--
appears. Then press button 2 z
to switch to display mode. When you start a new lap your
intermediate times are taken
If you do not want to save
every 100 metres and compared
the reading, press button 2 to
with the corresponding interme-
switch to the display mode.
diate times of the best lap stored
If more laps are in memory. If your intermediate
subsequently timed, lap times show that you are faster
numbering resumes. Numbering than on your previous best lap
is not restarted at lap 1 unless the processor anticipates that
this lap will be your new best
time. "Fastest lap" indicator 1
6 lights up.

76

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z
INFO mode button 2 is pressed the laps are
Selecting saved lap
shown in reverse sequence: 6
All-time best lap (ATBEST) 77
Best lap saved (BEST)
Last lap saved (LAST)
All other laps saved in memory
Aggregate time for all laps

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saved in memory (TOTAL)
Exiting INFO mode
(INFO RETURN)
Option for deleting
Repeatedly press button 1 the data from memory
or button 2 to view each lap (INFO CLEAR ALL) (except
stored in memory one after the all-time best lap)
other. z
If you pull away from rest in
this mode the electronics
switch automatically to ROAD
mode.
Each time button 1 is pressed
the laps saved in memory
are shown in the sequence
described below; each time
Overview of INFO mode
6 solid line: short press
78 broken line: press and hold
down
1 Selecting saved lap
( 77).
2 Delete the lap times
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( 81).
3 Direct jump to the
CLEAR ALL menu
4 Exiting INFO mode
( 79).
5 Clearing all saved data
( 80).
6 Activating ROAD mode
z ( 80).
Information per lap 4 Lap time for the lap cur-
rently displayed 6
79
Exiting INFO mode

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Press and hold down button 2
to exit the INFO menu.
1 Alternately: Top speed
(max) and lowest speed The readings already recorded
(min) on the lap currently remain saved in memory.
displayed Repeatedly press but-
2 Lap for which the data on ton 1 or button 2 until
the display apply INFO RETURN appears on z
3 Alternately: Average the display.
throttle-twistgrip
position (TH) in percent,
percentage of lap ridden
with brakes applied (BR)
and number of gearshifts
(G) on the lap currently
displayed
Clearing all saved data Activating ROAD mode means that other races can sub-
6 sequently be timed and the lap
times of those races compared
80 with the best lap from earlier
races.
The all-time best lap can also be
deleted from memory.
If the all-time best lap is from a
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race timed in the past, it is ac-


companied on the display by the
appropriate lap number. If the all-
Hold down button 1 until INFO Hold down button 1 until INFO time best lap shows without a lap
CLEAR ALL appears. CLEAR ALL appears. number, this lack of a lap number
Hold down button 2 to clear all Press and hold down button 1 indicates that the time is from a
the saved data and return to to return to the ROAD mode. race timed in the past but sub-
the LAPTIMER mode. The readings already recorded sequently deleted from memory.
z remain saved in memory.

All-time best lap


The all-time best lap (ATBEST)
is the fastest of all timed laps
and is updated as soon as a
faster lap is timed.
The all-time best lap remains
stored in memory even if the
timed laps are deleted. This
Deleting lap times best time until the best time
was deleted becomes the new 6
best lap.
the last lap in memory LAST, 81
the lap in question is deleted.
The lap that was the second-
last time until the last time was
deleted becomes the new last

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lap.
a lap stored in memory, the
lap in question is deleted. The
Repeatedly press button 1 or numbering of the remaining
button 2 until the lap you want laps remains unchanged.
to delete appears on the dis- Total time is reduced by the
play. time for the laps you delete.
Press and hold down button 2
to delete the lap from memory. z
If the lap you select for deletion
was
the all-time best lap ATBEST,
the next best lap time in
memory becomes the new all-
time best lap.
the best lap in memory BEST,
the lap in question is deleted.
The lap that was the second-
SETUP mode parameters are shown in reverse
6 Selecting a parameter
sequence:

82 Engine speed for shift light ON


(SFT-ON)
Engine speed for shift light
OFF (SFTOFF)
Shift-light brightness
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(SFT-BR)
Shift-light flash frequency
(SFT-FL)
Display setup in laptimer mode
Repeatedly press button 1 or (SETUP LAPTIMER)
button 2 until the parameter Display hold time for the most
you want appears on the dis- recent time (HOLD)
z play. Minimum lap time (LAP-TM)
Activate or deactivate indicator
If you pull away from rest in
for bulb defect (LAMP)
this mode the electronics
Compare current lap with best
switch automatically to ROAD
lap (FSTLAP)
mode.
Activate or deactivate speed
Each time button 1 is pressed warning (SPEED) in ROAD
the possible parameters mode
are shown in the sequence Display dimmer (NIGHT)
described below; each time Exit SETUP
button 2 is pressed the (SETUP RETURN)
Overview of SETUP mode
solid line: short press 6
broken line: press and hold 83
down
1 Selecting a parameter
( 82).
2 Direct jump to ROAD

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mode
3 Setting parameter ( 84).
4 Exiting setup mode
( 84).

z
Setting parameter Exiting setup mode Engine speed for shift
6 light ON
84

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Press and hold down button 2 Press and hold down button 1
until the parameter starts to until the multifunction display Engine speed for shift light ON in
flash. switches to ROAD mode. rpm.
Repeatedly press button 1 or A value that is still flashing will
button 2 until the value you not be saved.
z want appears on the display. Alternatively: Repeatedly press
When the value you want is button 1 or button 2 until
shown: SETUP RETURN appears on
Press and hold down button 2 the display.
until the value stops flashing. When "SETUP RETURN" is
The value is saved. shown:
Press and hold down button 2
to exit the SETUP menu.
SETUP MENU appears on
the display.
Engine speed for shift Shift-light brightness Shift-light flash frequency
light OFF 6
85

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Shift-light brightness expressed Frequency at which the shift light
Engine speed for shift light OFF as a percentage of maximum and the speed warning flash, in
in rpm. brightness. Hz (1/s).
You can select only engine The shift light remains on while If you select ON, the shift light
speeds that are higher than the brightness is being adjusted and and the speed warning show
immediately adjusts to the selec- continuously. z
shift light ON speed.
ted brightness setting.
Display layout in laptimer
mode
You can choose between six dis-
play layout versions for the lap-
timer mode.
6
86

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Version 1 Version 2 Version 3


The second line shows the run- The second line shows the time The second line shows the run-
ning time for the current lap, recorded for the preceding lap, ning time for the current lap, the
the best lap saved in memory the running time for the current all-time best lap is shown in the
is shown in the third line. lap is shown in the third line. third line ( 80).

z
6
87

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Version 4 Version 5 Version 6
The second line shows the time The second line shows the run- The second line is blank, the
recorded for the preceding lap, ning time for the current lap, the third line shows the running time
the best lap saved in memory is third line is blank. for the current lap.
shown in the third line.

z
Display-freeze period for Minimum lap time Indicator for bulb failure
6 the most recent time
88

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If an infrared receiver is used for If a bulb or the number-plate car-


Freeze time in seconds. timing laps, you can set the min- rier is removed in preparation for
After the start of a new lap the imum time that must elapse from a race-track session, the elec-
time for the preceding lap re- when the first signal is received tronics detect a bulb failure and
mains visible for the selected until a second signal will be ac- the appropriate warning appears
z cepted. This prevents the signals on the display.
period. When this freeze period
expires the readout switches from two or more transmitters in This function suppresses this
back to the running time for the close proximity from being ac- warning.
current lap. cepted for processing.
Note too that within this time,
pressing the headlight flasher
button will not start timing for a
new lap.
Fastest lap indicator Speed warning Display brightness
6
89

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The "Fastest lap anticipated" Activating this function activates You can set display brightness to
( 75) function is switched on. another main menu in which you any of five levels.
can set a top speed. A warning
is issued if the motorcycle ex-
ceeds this limit.
z
In the gravel trap the points where chafing might
6 with BMW Motorrad DTC OE
occur.

90 Use the HP Race Cover


DTC deactivation Kit from BMW Motorrad
On very loose surfaces (for ex- to cover the screw holes and
ample in a gravel trap of a race restore the security of the
track), DTC's attempts to con- mounting.
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trol propulsive power might re-


duce drive to the extent that the Installing mirrors
rear wheel no longer turns. Un- On each side, remove nuts 1 Make sure the ground is level
der these circumstances, BMW and remove the mirrors. and firm and place the motor-
Motorrad recommends temporar- cycle on its stand.
ily deactivating DTC. Remove the fairing-panel
Bear in mind that the rear wheel fasteners.
will spin on the loose surface and
z close the throttle in good time
before you reach a firm surface.
Then reactivate DTC.

Removing/installing
mirrors
Secure fairing 2 to fairing
Removing mirror bracket 3 on left and right.
Make sure the ground is level If cable ties are used, affix
and firm and place the motor- adhesive tape as protection at
cycle on its stand.
Removing and installing Open retainer 2 and discon-
number-plate carrier nect the plug. 6
Removing number-plate with anti-theft alarm (DWA) OE 91
carrier
Switch off the ignition.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motor-

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cycle on its stand.
Engage the left and right mir- with anti-theft alarm (DWA) OE
rors in mounts 4. If applicable, deactivate the
Install the nuts at the rear of anti-theft alarm.
the fairing panel and tighten to
Remove the rear seat ( 54). Open retainers 3 and discon-
specified torque.
nect the plug.
Mirror to front panel car-
rier
Remove screw 4. z
Work the anti-theft alarm for-
Thread-locking compound: ward out of the holder.
mechanical
8 Nm

Open cable tie 1 (can be re-


used).
6
92

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Carefully disengage anti-theft Use a small screwdriver to Remove screws 8 with wash-
alarm bracket 5 from the rear push retainer 7 to the left and ers and remove the number-
frame and turn it up. at the same time push the plug plate carrier. Work the cable
to the rear and off the anti- through opening 9.
theft alarm bracket. Install the rear seat ( 54).
Remove the anti-theft alarm
z bracket. Installing number-plate
carrier
Protect the plug on the motor- Make sure the ground is level
cycle to prevent the ingress of and firm and place the motor-
foreign matter. cycle on its stand.
Remove the rear seat ( 54).

Open retainer 6 and discon-


nect the plug.
secure it to the rear frame with
cable tie 1. 6
with anti-theft alarm (DWA) OE 93

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Hold the number-plate carrier Connect the plug, making sure
in position and work the cable that retainer 6 engages.
through opening 9.
Install screws 8 with the wash-
ers. Push the plug of the number-
plate carrier onto the anti-theft
alarm bracket, making sure that z
retainer 7 engages.

Position anti-theft alarm


bracket 5 in the rear frame.

Close the plug, making sure


that retainer 2 engages, and
applies by analogy to the left side
6 panel.

94 Removing side panel ( 115).

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From the front, work the anti- Remove screw 2 and remove
theft alarm into position in the the turn indicator. Work the
holder. cable through the fairing side
Install screw 4. panel.
Unclip the turn-signal cable at
Connect the plug, making sure position 1. Protect the plug on the motor-
that retainers 3 engage. cycle to prevent the ingress of
z foreign matter.
Install the rear seat ( 54).

Removing and installing


front turn indicators
Removing front flashing
turn indicator
The procedure described
here for the right side apply
Install screws 2. the motorcycle on which you
are working. 6
The letter "R" for right or "L"
for left is stamped on the back 95
of the slipstream deflector.
Install screws 1.

Installing front flashing

On the race track


turn indicator
Engage the fairing side panel in
mount 6 on the engine spoiler.
Install screw 1.

Remove screws 1 and remove


slipstream deflector 2.

Seat the side panel in the rub-


ber buffer at position 4. Hold slipstream deflector 2 in
Install screws 3 with the wash- position, making sure that it is
ers. the correct part for the side of
Pull the fairing side panel at
6 position 4 to disengage it from
the rubber buffer and remove.
96
Work the cable through the
On the race track fairing side panel.

Remove screw 1 on the in- Clip in the turn-signal cable at


board side of the right side position 1.
panel.
Installing side panel ( 116).

z Hold the flashing turn indicator


in position and install screw 2.

Remove screws 2.
Remove screws 3 with the
washers.
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Ride mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
7
97
Brake system with BMW Motorrad
Race ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Electronic engine management
with BMW Motorrad DTC . . . . . . . . . . 103

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Ride mode tending to use these more sporty The basic rule is: the sportier
7 Selection
ride modes to familiarise himself/ the mode you select, the more
herself with their characteristics. directly can you tap into the en-
98 Four ride modes enable the mo- gine's reserves of power. At the
torcycle's characteristics to adapt The following applies to
motorcycles with power same time, the level of rider as-
to the prevailing weather condi- sistance that the ABS and DTC
tions, the road and traffic, and reduction: Inserting the cod-
ing plug voids homologation for systems offer decreases accord-
the rider's style of riding: ingly.
riding the motorcycle on public
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RAIN The RAIN, SPORT and RACE


roads.
SPORT (standard mode) modes are set up for riding with
In these cases, do not insert the
RACE standard tyres recommended
coding plug for riding on public
SLICK (only with coding plug by BMW Motorrad. The SLICK
roads.
inserted) mode is for racing slicks and sur-
Each of these modes produces faces with a very high level of
with reduced power output, 79 grip.
perceptible differences in the way
kW OE Consequently, you must always
the motorcycle behaves. ABS
The following applies to and/or DTC can be switched off bear the following in mind with
z regard to your selection of a ride
motorcycles with power re- in each mode: the explanations
duction: Once the coding plug below invariably apply to the be- mode: the sportier the setting,
has been inserted, the choice haviour of the motorcycle with the greater the challenge to your
of modes includes SPORT and these systems active. The mode riding skill.
RACE with increased engine last selected is automatically re-
power. The significantly more activated after the ignition has RAIN
sporty response in these modes been switched off and then on The engine's full power is not
can lead to hazardous situations. again. made available. Power increase
It is important for the rider in- when you open the throttle is
virtually linear, engine response is RACE The SLICK mode was developed
soft. RACE is the sportiest mode for situations in which the rider 7
The ABS always intervenes early available without the coding plug has an open view of the road
enough to prevent as effectively ahead and the surroundings and 99
inserted.
as possible the wheels from lock- Engine power and power in- is riding on surfaces with the
ing and the rear wheel from lifting crease are even higher than in high level of grip generally en-
off the ground. SPORT mode. countered only on race tracks.
The DTC system intervenes early In this mode the ABS intervenes Similarly, the assumption on

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enough to prevent the rear wheel later. It still prevents the wheels which the parameters settings
from spinning whenever possible. from locking, but the function for this mode are based is that
that detects the tendency of the motorcycle is fitted with ra-
SPORT the rear wheel to lift clear of cing slicks with a very high level
The engine's full power is the ground is deactivated. Un- of dry-surface grip.
available in this mode. Power der these circumstances the rear Engine power, power increase
increase when you open the wheel can lift off the ground. and throttle response are all set
throttle remains reserved, but The DTC system intervenes up for maximum sportiness.
engine response is more direct. even later than in the other Overrun cut-off is deactivated.
The behaviour of the ABS is the z
modes, so lengthy drifts and The behaviour of the ABS is the
same as in RAIN mode. wheelies are possible when same as in RACE mode, with
The DTC system intervenes later exiting corners. one exception: ABS control is
than in RAIN mode, so it is pos- not active at the rear wheel when
sible to induce slight drift when SLICK the footbrake lever is pressed.
exiting corners. The SLICK mode cannot be ac- Under these circumstances the
tivated unless the coding plug is rear wheel can lock up. The
inserted. function for detecting the rear
wheel's tendency to lift clear of In order to achieve this state, Brake system with
7 the ground is also deactivated. the motorcycle must be at BMW Motorrad Race
When this mode is selected the a standstill with the ignition
100 controller of the DTC system switched on, ABS
assumes that the motorcycle is Partially integral brakes
running on racing tyres with max- or
Your motorcycle is equipped with
imum grip (slicks). Long wheelies the throttle twistgrip must be in
partially integral brakes. Both
are possible and the same ap- the fully closed position,
front and rear brakes are applied
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plies to wheelies at slight angles the brake levers must be in the when you pull the handbrake
of heel, and it is important to released positions, lever. The footbrake lever acts
bear in mind that under these the clutch lever must be pulled only on the rear brake.
circumstances it is also possible and the clutch disengaged.
The integral braking func-
that the motorcycle might flip
The desired ride mode is initially tion makes it very difficult
over backwards!
preselected. The mode change to spin the rear wheel by opening
Mode changes does not take place until the sys- the throttle with the front brake
A mode change involves func- tems in question are all in the applied to keep the motorcycle
z tions in the engine management appropriate state. stationary (burn-out). Attempted
system, the ABS and the DTC The selection menu does not burn-outs can result in damage
and is possible only in certain op- disappear from the display un- to the rear brake and the clutch.
erating states: til the mode change has taken Deactivate the ABS function if
No drive torque at the rear place. you are going to attempt a burn-
wheel out.
No brake pressure in the brake
system
How does ABS work? What are the effects of ing force accordingly to achieve
The amount of braking force that surface irregularities? optimum braking. 7
can be transferred to the road Humps and surface irregular- 101
What feedback does the
depends on factors hat include ities can cause the wheels to
the coefficient of friction of the rider receive from the
lose contact temporarily with the
road surface. Loose stones, ice road surface; if this happens the BMW Motorrad Race
and snow or a wet road all have braking force that can be trans- ABS?
much lower coefficients of friction If the ABS system has to reduce

Engineering details
mitted to the road can drop to
than a clean, dry asphalt surface. zero. If the brakes are applied braking force on account of the
The lower the coefficient of fric- under these circumstances the circumstances described above,
tion, the longer the braking dis- ABS has to reduce braking force vibration is perceptible through
tance. to ensure that directional sta- the handbrake lever.
If the rider increases braking bility is maintained when the When the handbrake lever is
pressure to the extent that brak- wheels regain contact with the pulled, brake pressure is also
ing force exceeds the maximum road surface. At this instant the built up at the rear wheel by
transferrable limit, the wheels BMW Motorrad Integral ABS the integral function. If the
start to lock and the motorcycle must assume an extremely low brake pedal is depressed after z
loses its directional stability; a fall coefficient of friction, so that the the handbrake lever is pulled,
is imminent. Before this situation wheels will continue to rotate un- the brake pressure built up
can occur, ABS intervenes and der all imaginable circumstances, beforehand is perceptible as
adapts braking pressure to the because this is the precondition counter-pressure sooner than is
maximum transferrable braking for ensuring directional stability. the case when the brake pedal is
force, so the wheels continue As soon as is registers the ac- depressed either before or at the
to turn and directional stability tual circumstances, the system same time as the brake lever is
is maintained irrespective of the reacts instantly and adjusts brak- pulled.
condition of the road surface.
Rear wheel lift Special situations If a fault message is issued on
7 Even under severe braking, a The speeds of the front and rear account of exceptional riding
high level of tyre grip can mean wheels are compared as one conditions as outlined above, you
102 can reactivate the ABS function
that the front wheel does not means of detecting a wheel's
lock up until very late, if at all. incipient tendency to lock. If by switching the ignition off and
Consequently, ABS does not in- the system registers implaus- on again.
tervene until very late, if at all. ible values for a lengthy period
What significance
Under these circumstances the the ABS function is deactivated
Engineering details

rear wheel can lift off the ground, for safety reasons and an ABS devolves on regular
and the outcome can be a high- fault message is issued. Self-dia- maintenance?
siding situation in which the mo- gnosis has to complete before Invariably, a technical sys-
torcycle can flip over. fault messages can be issued. tem cannot perform beyond
Severe braking can cause In addition to problems with the the abilities dictated by its level
the rear wheel to lift off the BMW Motorrad Race ABS, ex- of maintenance.
ground. ceptional riding conditions can In order to ensure that the BMW
When you brake, bear in mind lead to a fault message being is- Motorrad Race ABS is always
z that ABS control cannot be relied sued. maintained in optimum condition,
on in all circumstances to prevent Exceptional riding it is essential for you to comply
the rear wheel from lifting clear of conditions: strictly with the specified inspec-
the ground. Heating up with the motorcycle tion intervals.
on an auxiliary stand, in neutral
or with a gear engaged.
Rear wheel locked by the en-
gine brake for a lengthy period,
for example while descending
steep gradients.
Reserves for safety pute slip as a measure of the The speeds of the front and rear
The potentially shorter braking reserves of stability available at wheels are compared and the 7
distances which BMW Motorrad the rear wheel. If slip exceeds a angle of heel taken into account
certain limit the electronic engine as one means of detecting the 103
Race ABS permits must not be
used as an excuse for careless management system intervenes, rear wheel's incipient tendency to
riding. ABS is primarily a means adapting engine torque accord- spin or slip sideways. If the elec-
of ensuring a safety margin in ingly. tronic processor receives values
genuine emergencies. Even DTC is constrained that it considers implausible over

Engineering details
Take care when cornering. When by the laws of physics. In- a lengthy period, a dummy value
you apply the brakes on a corner, variably, the rider bears respons- is used for the angle of heel or
the motorcycle's weight and ibility for assessing road and the DTC function is switched off.
momentum take over and even traffic conditions and adopting Under these circumstances the
BMW Motorrad Race ABS is un- his or her style of riding accord- indicator for a DTC fault shows.
able to counteract their effects. ingly. Self-diagnosis has to complete
Do not take risks that would neg- before fault messages can be is-
Electronic engine ate the additional safety offered sued.
The BMW Motorrad DTC can
management with BMW by this system.
shut down automatically under
z
Motorrad DTC Special situations the exceptional riding conditions
with BMW Motorrad DTC OE outlined below.
In accordance with the laws of
Exceptional riding
physics, the ability to accelerate
How does DTC work? conditions:
is restricted more and more as
The BMW Motorrad DTC com- the angle of heel increases. Con- Riding for a lengthy period with
pares the speed of rotation of the sequently, there can be a per- the front wheel lifted off the
front wheel and the rear wheel. ceptible reduction in acceleration ground (wheelie) and DTC de-
The differential is used to com- out of very tight bends. activated.
Rear wheel rotating with the When riding on a slippery sur-
7 vehicle held stationary by ap- face, never snap the throttle
plying the front brake (burn- twistgrip fully closed without
104 out). pulling the clutch at the same
Heating up with the motorcycle time. Engine braking torque can
on an auxiliary stand, in neutral cause the rear wheel to skid, with
or with a gear engaged. a corresponding loss of stability.
The BMW Motorrad DTC is un-
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If the coding plug for the SLICK able to control a situation of this
mode is not inserted, you can nature.
reactivate DTC by switching the
ignition off and then on again and
accelerating to a speed in excess
of 5 km/h.

If the front wheel lifts clear of the


ground under severe accelera-
z tion, the DTC reduces engine
torque until the front wheel re-
gains contact with the ground.
Under these circumstances,
BMW Motorrad recommends
rolling the throttle slightly closed
so as to restore stability with the
least possible delay.
Accessories
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
8
105

Accessories
z
General instructions BMW Motorrad cannot
8 BMW Motorrad recommends
examine or test each
product of outside origin to
106 the use of parts and accessories
ensure that it can be used on
for your motorcycle that are ap-
or in connection with BMW
proved by BMW for this purpose.
motorcycles without constituting
Genuine BMW parts and ac- a safety hazard. Country-specific
cessories and other products official authorisation does not
Accessories

which BMW has approved can suffice as assurance. Tests


be obtained from your authorised conducted by these instances
BMW Motorrad dealer, together cannot make provision for all
with expert advice on their install- operating conditions experienced
ation and use. by BMW motorcycles and,
z These parts and products have consequently, they are not
been tested by BMW for safety, sufficient in some circumstances.
function and suitability. BMW Use only parts and accessor-
accepts product liability for them. ies approved by BMW for your
Conversely, BMW is unable to motorcycle.
accept any liability whatsoever
for parts and accessories which it Whenever you are planning
has not approved. modifications, comply with all the
Also bear in mind the informa- legal requirements. Make sure
tion on the effect of wheel size that the motorcycle does not
on suspension-control systems infringe the national road-vehicle
( 121). construction and use regulations
applicable in your country.
Maintenance
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
9
107
Toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Maintenance
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Body panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Rims and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 z
Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Rear-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
General instructions Toolkit 3 Socket wrench
9 The Maintenance chapter de-
Width across flats 17
Adjust the spring preload
108 scribes straightforward proced-
for front wheel ( 47).
ures for checking and replacing
certain wear parts. Adjust the compression-
stage damping for rear
Special tightening torques are lis-
wheel ( 51).
ted as applicable. The tightening
use plastic adapter for
Maintenance

torques for the threaded fasten-


ers on your motorcycle are listed adjusting damping char-
in the section entitled "Technical acteristic and spring pre-
data". load
1 Spare fuses with puller tool Extension for hook
You will find information on more Miniature fuses, 4 A and
extensive maintenance and repair wrench
z 7.5 A 4 Torx bit, T25
work in the Repair Manual on 2 Ring spanner
DVD for your motorcycle, which Removing and installing
Width across flats 34 body panels
is available from your authorised
Adjust the chain tension 5 Hook wrench
BMW Motorrad dealer.
( 119). Adjust the spring preload
Some of the work calls for spe- for rear wheel ( 48).
cial tools and a thorough know- 6 Extension for screwdriver
ledge of motorcycle technology. blade
If you are in doubt consult a Adjusting rear suspen-
specialist workshop, preferably sion (in combination with
your authorised BMW Motorrad plain screwdriver blade)
dealer.
7 Open-ended spanner 10 Reversible screwdriver gine oil level is read correctly,
Width across flats 10/13 blade check the oil level only after a 9
Adjust the chain tension With star-head and Torx lengthy trip.
T25 109
( 119). Make sure the engine is at op-
8 plastic adapter for socket Remove the front seat erating temperature and hold
wrench ( 55). the motorcycle upright.
Adjust the spring preload Removing and installing Allow the engine to idle for one
for front wheel ( 47). body panels

Maintenance
minute.
Adjust the compression- Replacing turn indic- Switch off the ignition.
stage damping for rear ator bulbs, front and rear
wheel ( 51). ( 134).
9 Reversible-blade screw-
driver with star-head and Engine oil
plain tips z
Checking engine oil level
Remove the battery
( 140). The oil level varies with
Adjusting front and rear the temperature of the
suspension oil. The higher the temperature,
the higher the level of oil in the
sump. Checking the oil level with
Check the oil level in oil-level
the engine cold or after no more
indicator 1.
than a short ride will lead to mis-
interpretation; this in turn, means
that the engine will be operated
with the incorrect quantity of oil.
In order to ensure that the en-
Topping up engine oil Top up the engine oil to the
9 Make sure the ground is level specified level.
and firm and place the motor- Check the engine oil level
110 ( 109).
cycle on its stand.
Wipe the area around the filler Install cap 1 of the oil filler
neck clean. neck.

Brake system
Maintenance

Check operation of the


Engine oil, specified level brakes
Pull the handbrake lever.
The pressure point must be
Between MIN and MAX clearly perceptible.
z marks Press the footbrake lever.
If the oil level is below the MIN The pressure point must be
mark: clearly perceptible.
Remove cap 1 from the oil filler
Topping up engine oil ( 110). If pressure points are not clearly
neck.
perceptible:
If the oil level is above the MAX Damage to the engine
mark: Incorrect working practices
can result if it is operated
Have the oil level corrected endanger the reliability of
without enough oil, but the same
by a specialist workshop, the brakes.
also applies if the oil level is too
preferably an authorised BMW Have all work on the brake sys-
high.
Motorrad dealer. tem undertaken by trained and
Always make sure that the oil
qualified specialists.
level is correct.
Have the brakes checked by a ection: From the rear toward If genuine BMW Motorrad
specialist workshop, preferably brake pads 1. brake pads are not installed, 9
an authorised BMW Motorrad it is absolutely essential to
Brake-pad wear limit, 111
dealer. measure the thickness of the
front
brake-pad carrier plates.
Check the front brake pad
min 0.8 mm (Friction pad
thickness only, without backing plate)
Make sure the ground is level

Maintenance
If the brake pads are worn:
and firm and place the motor-
cycle on its stand. Brake pads worn past the
Turn the handlebars to the full- minimum permissible thick-
lock position. ness can cause a reduction in
braking efficiency and under
certain circumstances they can z
cause damage to the brake sys-
tem.
In order to ensure the dependab- Thickness of brake-pad
ility of the brake system, do not carrier plate
permit the brake pads to wear
past the minimum permissible ≥4.5 mm
thickness. If the thickness of the carrier
plates is insufficient:
Have the brake pads replaced
Visually inspect the left and by a specialist workshop, Failure of the brake system
right brake pads to ascertain preferably an authorised BMW due to possible loss of the
their thickness. Viewing dir- Motorrad dealer. brake pads.
Use only brake pads with carrier Check the brake-fluid
9 plates at least 4.5 mm thick.
Brake-pad wear limit,
rear level, front brakes
112 BMW Motorrad recommends Make sure the ground is level
installing only genuine BMW min 1.0 mm (Friction pad and firm and hold the motor-
Motorrad brake pads. only, without backing plate.) cycle upright.
If the wear indicating mark is no Move the handlebars to the
Checking rear brake pad longer visible: straight-ahead position.
thickness
Maintenance

Brake pads worn past the


Make sure the ground is level minimum permissible thick-
and firm and place the motor- ness can cause a reduction in
cycle on its stand. braking efficiency and under
certain circumstances they can
z cause damage to the brake sys-
tem.
In order to ensure the dependab-
ility of the brake system, do not
permit the brake pads to wear
past the minimum permissible Check the brake fluid level in
thickness. brake fluid reservoir 1.
Have the brake pads replaced Wear of the brake pads
by a specialist workshop, causes the brake fluid level
Visually inspect the brake pads in the reservoir to sink.
preferably an authorised BMW
to ascertain their thickness.
Motorrad dealer.
Viewing direction: from the rear
toward brake pads 1.
Check the brake-fluid level at
regular intervals. 9
Have the defect rectified as 113
quickly as possible by a spe-
cialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.

Maintenance
Checking brake-fluid
level, rear brakes Check the brake fluid level in
Brake fluid level, front
Make sure the ground is level rear reservoir 1.
and firm and hold the motor- Wear of the brake pads
Brake fluid, DOT4 cycle upright. causes the brake fluid level
in the reservoir to sink.
z
It is impermissible for the
brake fluid level to drop be-
low the MIN mark. (Brake-
fluid reservoir horizontal)
If the brake fluid level drops be-
low the permitted level:
A low fluid level in the
brake reservoir can allow air
to penetrate the brake system.
This significantly reduces braking
efficiency.
Check the brake-fluid level at tion: From in front toward the
9 regular intervals. inside of the right side panel.

114 Have the defect rectified as


quickly as possible by a spe-
cialist workshop, preferably an
authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Maintenance

Coolant
Brake fluid level, rear Checking coolant level
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motor-
Brake fluid, DOT4 cycle on its stand. Coolant, specified level
z
It is impermissible for the
brake fluid level to drop be-
Between MIN and MAX
low the MIN mark. (Brake-
marks on the expansion tank
fluid reservoir horizontal)
(Engine cold)
If the brake fluid level drops be-
If the coolant drops below the
low the permitted level:
permitted level:
A low fluid level in the Top up the coolant.
brake reservoir can allow air
to penetrate the brake system. Topping up coolant
This significantly reduces braking Remove the side panel
efficiency. Check the coolant level in ex-
( 115).
pansion tank 1. Viewing direc-
applies by analogy to the left side
panel. 9
115

Maintenance
Open cap 1 of the expansion Remove screw 1 on the in-
tank. board side of the side panel.
Top up coolant to specified Remove screws 1 and remove
level. slipstream deflector 2.
Checking coolant level z
( 114). Make sure the ground is level
Close the cap of the expansion and firm and place the motor-
tank. cycle on its stand.

Install the side panel ( 116).

Body panels
Removing side panel Remove screws 2.
The procedure described Remove screws 3 with the
here for the right side apply washers.
Pull the fairing side panel at Installing side panel
9 position 4 to disengage it from
the rubber buffer and remove.
116

Maintenance

Seat the side panel in the rub-


Engage the fairing side panel in ber buffer at position 4.
mount 6 on the engine spoiler. Install screws 3 with the wash-
ers.
z Disconnect plug 5. Install screws 2.
Remove the side panel.

Connect plug 5.

Install screw 1.
Clutch Checking clutch-lever
Check the clutch play 9
operation 117
Pull the clutch lever.
The pressure point must be
clearly perceptible.
If the pressure point is not clearly

Maintenance
perceptible:
Hold slipstream deflector 2 in Have the clutch checked by a
position, making sure that it is specialist workshop, preferably
the correct part for the side of an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer. Pull clutch lever 1 until resist-
the motorcycle on which you ance is perceptible.
are working. z
In this position, measure clutch
The letter "R" for right or "L" play a between the handlebar
for left is stamped on the back fitting and the clutch lever.
of the slipstream deflector.
Install screws 1. Clutch-lever play

0.5...1.0 mm (at the handle-


bar fitting, with engine cold)
Clutch play is out of tolerance:
Adjust the clutch-lever play
( 118).
Adjusting clutch-lever Rims and tyres Make sure the ground is level
9 play Check the rims
and firm and place the motor-
cycle on its stand.
118 Make sure the ground is level Measure the tyre tread depth
and firm and place the motor- in the main tread grooves with
cycle on its stand. wear marks.
Visually inspect the rims for
Tyres have wear indicators
defects.
integrated into the main
Maintenance

Have damaged rims checked


tread grooves. The tyre is worn
and, if necessary, replaced by a
out when the tyre tread has worn
specialist workshop, preferably
down to the level of the marks.
an authorised BMW Motorrad
The locations of the marks are
To increase clutch play: turn dealer.
indicated on the edge of the tyre,
screw 2 in the tightening dir-
z Check the tyre tread e.g. by the letters TI, TWI or by
ection, i.e. into the handlebar
an arrow.
fitting. depth
To reduce clutch play: turn Your motorcycle's handling If the tyre tread is worn to min-
screw 2 in the loosening direc- and grip can be impaired imum:
tion, i.e. out off the handlebar even before the tyres wear to Replace tyre or tyres, as applic-
fitting. the minimum tyre tread depth able.
Check the clutch-lever play permitted by law.
( 117). Have the tyres changed in good
Repeat the steps in this pro- time before they wear to the
cedure until clutch play is set minimum permissible tread
correctly. depth.
Chain pinion and sprocket and meas-
Lubricating chain
Lubricant
ure difference a. 9
Chain deflection 119
Dirt, dust and inadequate Chain spray
lubrication will result in ac-
Wipe off excess lubricant.
celerated wear and significantly 40...50 mm (Motorcycle with
shorten the drive chain's useful Checking chain tension no weight applied, supported
life. on its side stand)

Maintenance
Make sure the ground is level
Clean and lubricate the drive
and firm and place the motor- If measured value is outside per-
chain at regular intervals.
cycle on its stand. mitted tolerance:
Lubricate the drive chain every Turn the rear wheel until it Adjust the chain tension
800 km at the latest. Lubricate reaches the position with the ( 119).
the chain more frequently if lowest amount of chain sag.
the motorcycle is ridden in wet, Adjusting chain tension z
dusty or dirty conditions. Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motor-
Switch the ignition off and se-
cycle on its stand.
lect neutral.
Clean the drive chain with a
suitable cleaning product, dry it
and apply chain lubricant.
To prolong chain life, BMW
Motorrad recommends the use
of BMW Motorrad chain lubric-
Use a screwdriver to push the
ant, or:
chain up and down at a point
midway along the run between
9 Locknut of the final-drive
chain tensioning screw
120
19 Nm
Tighten quick-release axle
nut 1 to the specified tight-
ening torque.
Maintenance

Rear quick-release axle


Slacken quick-release axle in swinging arm
permissible chain length
nut 1.
Thread-locking compound:
Slacken locknuts 3 on left and
mechanical
right. max 144.30 mm (measured
z Use adjusting screws 2 on left 100 Nm
over 9 rivets, chain pulled
and right to adjust chain ten- taut)
sion. Check the chain wear
Engage 1st gear. If the chain has stretched to the
Check the chain tension maximum permissible length:
( 119). Turn the rear wheel in the nor-
mal direction of travel until the Seek the advice of a specialist
Make sure that scale read- workshop, preferably an author-
ings 4 are the same on left and chain is tensioned.
ised BMW Motorrad dealer.
right. Measure the length of the
Tighten locknuts 3 on left and chain over 9 rivets below the
right to the specified tightening rear wheel swinging arm.
torque.
Wheels are programmed into the control Removing front wheel
Tyre recommendation
unit and are fundamental to all Make sure the ground is level 9
calculations. Any change in these and firm and place the motor-
For each size of tyre BMW influencing variables, caused for 121
cycle on its stand.
Motorrad tests and classifies example by a switch to wheels
as roadworthy certain makes. other than those installed ex-
BMW Motorrad cannot assess works, can have serious effects
the suitability or provide any on the performance of the con-

Maintenance
guarantee of road safety for other trol systems.
tyres. The sensor rings are essential
BMW Motorrad recommends for correct road-speed calcula-
using only tyres tested by BMW tion, and they too must match
Motorrad. the motorcycle's control sys-
You can obtain detailed informa- tems and consequently cannot z
tion from your authorised BMW be changed.
Motorrad dealer or on the Inter- Remove screw 1 and remove
If you decide that you would like
net at www.bmw-motorrad.com. the ABS sensor from its bore.
to fit non-standard wheels to
Mask off the parts of the wheel
your motorcycle, it is very im-
Effect of wheel size portant to consult a specialist
rim that could be scratched in
on suspension-control the process of removing the
workshop beforehand, prefer-
systems brake calipers.
ably an authorised BMW Motor-
Wheel size is very important as rad dealer. In some cases, the
a parameter for the running-gear data programmed into the control
control systems ABS and DTC. units can be changed to suit the
In particular, the diameter and the new wheel sizes.
width of a motorcycle's wheels
the BMW Motorrad front-wheel
9 stand for lifting the motorcycle.
Installing auxiliary stand at front
122 wheel ( 128).
Maintenance

Once the calipers have Force the brake pads 3 slightly


been removed, there is apart by rocking brake caliper 4
a risk of the brake pads being back and forth against brake
pressed together to the extent disc 5.
z that they cannot be slipped back Carefully pull the brake calipers
over the brake disc on reas- back and out until clear of the The left axle clamping
sembly. brake discs. screw locates the threaded
Do not operate the handbrake bush in the front suspension.
lever when the brake calipers Place the motorcycle on an In order to ensure that the
have been removed. auxiliary stand; BMW Motorrad threaded bush remains correctly
recommends the BMW Motor- aligned, do not slacken or
Remove screws 2 of the brake rad rear-wheel stand. remove the left axle camping
calipers on left and right. Install the auxiliary stand at rear screw.
wheel ( 129).
Slacken right axle clamping
Raise front of motorcycle until
screws 1.
the front wheel can turn freely.
BMW Motorrad recommends
Remove quick-release axle 2, Note the direction-of-rotation ar-
while supporting the wheel. rows on the tyre or the wheel
Clamping screws in axle
holder 9
Roll the front wheel forward to rim.
remove. 123
Roll the front wheel into posi- 19 Nm
tion between the front forks. Remove the front-wheel stand
Installing front wheel
and the auxiliary stand.
Possible malfunctions when
ABS and DTC systems in- Ease the brake calipers on to

Maintenance
tervene if non-standard wheels the brake discs.
are installed.
See the information on the effect
of wheel size on the ABS and
DTC systems at the start of this
chapter. z
Threaded fasteners not
tightened to the specified Raise the front wheel, insert
torque can work loose or their quick-release axle 2 and
threads can suffer damage. tighten to specified torque.
Always have the security of the
Quick-release axle in Hold clip 6 in position.
fasteners checked by a specialist
threaded bush
workshop, preferably an author-
ised BMW Motorrad dealer. 50 Nm
The front wheel must be Tighten right axle clamping
installed right way round to screws 1 to the specified tight-
rotate in the correct direction. ening torque.
Slip wooden chocks or similar
9 under the rear wheel to prevent
it from dropping out after the
124 quick-release axle has been
removed.
Maintenance

Tighten screws 2 on left and Insert the ABS sensor into its
right to the specified tightening bore and install screw 1.
torque. Remove the adhesive tape
from the wheel rim.
z Radial brake caliper to
Firmly pull the handbrake lever
axle mount
until the pressure point is per-
ceptible, and repeat this opera- Remove axle nut 1 with
38 Nm
tion several times. washer.
Slacken locknuts 3 on left and
Removing rear wheel right.
Place the motorcycle on an Slacken adjusting screws 2 on
auxiliary stand; BMW Motorrad left and right.
recommends the BMW Motor- Remove adjusting plate 4 and
rad rear-wheel stand. push the axle in as far as it will
Install the auxiliary stand at rear go.
wheel ( 129).
9
125

Maintenance
Remove quick-release axle 5 Remove the brake line from When rolling the rear wheel
and remove adjusting plate 6. holder 8. clear of the motorcycle, take
care not to damage ABS
sensor 9.
z

Roll the rear wheel as far Remove the brake and ABS
forward as possible and line from holder 8.
disengage chain 7 from the Roll the rear wheel to the rear
sprocket. and clear of the swinging arm
and at the same time pull
brake-caliper carrier 10 back workshop, preferably an author-
9 far enough to allow the rear ised BMW Motorrad dealer.
wheel to clear it.
126 Roll the rear wheel on the sup-
The sprocket and the port into the swinging arm as
spacer sleeves on left far as necessary to permit the
and right are loose fits in the brake-caliper carrier to be in-
wheel. Make sure that these serted.
parts are not damaged or lost on
Maintenance

removal.
When rolling the rear wheel
Install the rear wheel into position, take care not to
Possible malfunctions when damage ABS sensor 9.
ABS and DTC systems in-
z tervene if non-standard wheels
are installed.
See the information on the effect
of wheel size on the ABS and
DTC systems at the start of this Insert the brake-caliper carrier
chapter. into guide 11.
Threaded fasteners not
tightened to the specified
torque can work loose or their
threads can suffer damage. Roll the rear wheel further into
Always have the security of the the swinging arm, while push-
fasteners checked by a specialist
ing brake-caliper carrier 10 for-
ward at the same time. 9
127

Maintenance
Insert right adjusting plate 6 Insert left adjusting plate 4.
into the swinging arm with Install axle nut 1 with its
stop 12 to the front. washer, but do not tighten the
Roll the rear wheel as far Lift the rear wheel and work nut at this point.
forward as possible and loop quick-release axle 5 through z
chain 7 over the sprocket. the adjusting plate and into the
brake-caliper carrier and the
rear wheel.
Make sure that the quick-re-
lease axle is seated against the
stop of the adjusting plate.

Engage the brake line in


holder 8.
wheel stand and the rear wheel
9 can topple.
Place the motorcycle on its
128 centre stand or another auxiliary
stand before lifting the front
wheel with the BMW Motorrad
front-wheel stand.
Maintenance

Place the motorcycle on an


auxiliary stand; BMW Motorrad
Seat the brake and ABS line in recommends the BMW Motor- Use basic stand (83 30 0 402
holder 8. rad auxiliary stand. 241) with the adapters (83 30
Install the auxiliary stand at rear 2 152 839).
Adjust the chain tension wheel ( 129).
z ( 119).

Front-wheel stand
Installing auxiliary stand
at front wheel
The BMW Motorrad front
wheel stand is not designed
to support motorcycles not fitted
with a centre stand or without
other auxiliary stands. A motor- Insert adapter pins (83 30 2
cycle resting only on the front 152 840) 1 into the front sus-
pension on left and right.
Rear-wheel stand
Installing auxiliary stand 9
at rear wheel 129

Maintenance
Turn brackets 2 long ends in. Engage the auxiliary stand in
Adjust adapters 3 to the width the front suspension and apply
of the pins inserted in the front even pressure to push it down
suspension. to the ground.
Set the height of the auxiliary Use basic stand with tool num- z
stand to raise the front wheel ber (83 30 0 402 241) and ad-
slightly clear of the ground. apters (83 30 2 152 839).
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130

Maintenance

Install adapter pins (83 30 2 Turn brackets 2 long ends out. Engage the auxiliary stand in
152 841) 1 in the rear wheel Adjust adapters 3 to the width the rear wheel swinging arm
swinging arm on left and right of the pins inserted in the rear and apply even pressure to
and tighten to the specified wheel swinging arm. push it down to the ground.
z torque. Set the height of the auxiliary
stand to raise the rear wheel Bulbs
Adapter to rear wheel
slightly clear of the ground. Replacing low-beam and
swinging arm
high-beam headlight bulb
20 Nm
The plug arrangement can
differ from the illustration,
depending on the bulb to be
replaced.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motor-
cycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.
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131

Maintenance
Remove cover 2 so that the Release spring clip 4 at left
high-beam headlight bulb can and right and swing it up.
Remove cover 1 so that the be replaced. Remove bulb 5 from the
low-beam headlight bulb can socket.
be replaced. z
Replace the defective bulb.
Bulbs with higher light-
intensity ratings are avail-
able through aftermarket suppli-
ers. These bulbs burn out more
rapidly and generate more heat
than conceptional bulbs. Un-
der adverse conditions the extra
Disconnect plug 3. heat can cause damage to the
headlight.
Engage spring clip 4 in the
9 Bulbs for the low-beam
headlight
catch on left and right.

132
H7 / 12 V / 55 W

Bulb for high-beam


headlight
Maintenance

H7 / 12 V / 55 W
Hold the new bulb by the base Remove parking-light cover 1.
only, in order to keep the glass
free of foreign matter.
Connect plug 3.
z Install the cover.

Replacing parking-light
bulb, left
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motor-
cycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition. Push down retainer 2 (using a
screwdriver if necessary) and
Install bulb 5. Begin by seating pull socket 3 out of the head-
lug 6 and then press the bulb light housing.
into the socket.
Replacing parking-light
bulb, right 9
Make sure the ground is level 133
and firm and place the motor-
cycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.

Maintenance
Remove bulb 4 from the Insert bulb 4 into the socket.
socket.

Replace the defective bulb.


Bulb for parking light z

W5W / 12 V / 5 W Remove cover 1.


Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
the new bulb in order to keep
the glass free of foreign matter.
Install socket 3 in the socket,
making sure that retainer 2 en-
gages
Install the cover.
Replace the defective bulb.
9 Bulb for parking light
134

W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
the new bulb in order to keep
Maintenance

the glass free of foreign matter.

Push down retainer 2 (using a Install socket 3 in the headlight


screwdriver if necessary) and housing, making sure that re-
pull socket 3 out of the head- tainer 2 engages
light housing. Install the cover.
z
Replacing turn indicator
bulbs, front and rear
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motor-
Insert bulb 4 into the socket. cycle on its stand.
Switch off the ignition.

Remove bulb 4 from the


socket.
9
135

Maintenance
Remove screw 1. Turn bulb 2 counter-clockwise Turn bulb 2 clockwise to install
and remove it from the bulb it in the bulb housing.
housing.

Replace the defective bulb. z


Bulbs for flashing turn
indicators, front

RY10W / 12 V / 10 W

Bulbs for flashing turn


indicators, rear
Pull the glass out of the re-
flector housing at the threaded- RY10W / 12 V / 10 W Working from the inboard side,
fastener side. insert the glass into the bulb
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
housing and close the housing.
the new bulb in order to keep
the glass free of foreign matter.
9 Maximum number of de-
fective LEDs in rear-light
136 unit
1

Replacing number-plate
light
Maintenance

Install screw 1. Pull the bulb out of the bulb


socket.
LED rear light
If the number of LEDs in the rear Replace the defective bulb.
z light that have failed exceeds the Bulb for number-plate
number stated in the Technical light
Data below, the rear light must
be replaced. Under these cir- W5W / 12 V / 5 W
cumstances: Use a clean, dry cloth to hold
Pull number-plate light 1 out of
Seek the advice of a specialist the bulb housing. the new bulb in order to keep
workshop, preferably an author- the glass free of foreign matter.
ised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Fuses
Removing fuse 9
Any attempt to jumper a 137
defective fuse gives rise to
the risk of a short-circuit and fire.
Always replace a defective fuse
with a new fuse of the same

Maintenance
amperage.
Push the bulb into the bulb Switch off the ignition. Squeeze the latches together
socket. Make sure the ground is level and remove cover of fuse
and firm and place the motor- box 1.
cycle on its stand. To replace the main fuse, re-
Remove the rear seat ( 54). move cover 2 of the relay box. z
Pull the defective fuse up and
out of the fuse box.
If fuse defects recur fre-
quently have the electric
circuits checked by a specialist
workshop, preferably an author-
ised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Press number-plate light bulb 1
into the light housing.
Install the fuse Jump starting fully insulated crocodile clips at
9 The wires leading to the
both ends.

138 power socket do not have Jump-starting with a donor-


a load-capacity rating adequate battery voltage higher than
for jump-starting the engine. Ex- 12 V can damage the vehicle
cessively high current can lead electronics.
to a cable fire or damage to the Make sure that the battery of the
Maintenance

vehicle electronics. donor vehicle has a voltage rating


Do not use the on-board socket of 12 V.
to jump-start the engine of the When jump-starting the engine,
Remove the defective fuse and motorcycle. do not disconnect the battery
replace it with a fuse of the Touching live parts of the from the on-board electrical
correct amperage rating. ignition system with the system.
z
The fuse assignments and engine running can cause electric Remove the front seat ( 55).
fuse amperage ratings spe- shock. Run the engine of the donor
cified for your motorcycle are lis- Do not touch parts of the igni- vehicle during jump-starting.
ted in the section entitled "Tech- tion system when the engine is Begin by connecting one end
nical data". The figures in the running. of the red jump lead to the
graphic correspond to the fuse A short-circuit can res- positive terminal of the dis-
numbers. ult if the crocodile clips charged battery and the other
of the jump leads are accident- end to the positive terminal of
Close the fuse cover.
ally brought into contact with the the donor battery.
The latch engages with an
motorcycle. Then connect one end of the
audible click.
Use only jump leads fitted with black jump lead to the negative
Install the rear seat ( 54).
terminal of the donor battery,
and the other end to the neg- Battery pens, warranty claims will not be
ative terminal of the discharged
Maintenance instructions
accepted. 9
battery. Connect a float charger to the
Start the engine of the vehicle Correct upkeep, recharging and battery if the motorcycle is to 139
with the discharged battery storage will prolong the life of remain out of use for more than
in the usual way; if the en- the battery and are essential if four weeks.
gine does not start, wait a few warranty claims are to be con-
sidered. BMW Motorrad has de-
minutes before repeating the

Maintenance
Compliance with the points be- veloped a float charger spe-
attempt in order to protect the cially designed for compatibility
starter motor and the donor low is important in order to max-
imise battery life: with the electronics of your mo-
battery. torcycle. Using this charger, you
Allow both engines to idle for a Keep the surface of the battery
can keep the battery charged
few minutes before disconnect- clean and dry
during long periods of disuse,
ing the jump leads. Do not open the battery z
without having to disconnect the
Disconnect the jump lead from Do not top up with water
battery from the motorcycle's
the negative terminals first, Be sure to read and comply on-board systems. You can ob-
then disconnect the second with the instructions for char- tain additional information from
lead from the positive termin- ging the battery on the follow- your authorised BMW Motorrad
als. ing pages dealer.
Installing front seat ( 55). Do not turn the battery upside
down Disconnecting battery
If the battery is not discon- from motorcycle
nected, the on-board elec- Make sure the ground is level
tronics (e.g. clock, etc.) gradually and firm and place the motor-
drain the battery. This can cause cycle on its stand.
the battery to run flat. If this hap-
Remove the front seat ( 55). Connecting battery to Once the battery is fully
9 motorcycle charged, disconnect the
charger's terminal clips from
140 the battery terminals.
The battery has to be re-
charged at regular intervals
in the course of a lengthy period
of disuse. See the instructions
Maintenance

for caring for your battery. Al-


ways fully recharge the battery
before restoring it to use
Disconnection in the wrong Connecting battery to motor-
Connect battery positive lead 2
sequence increases the risk cycle ( 140).
first.
z of short-circuits.
Then connect battery negative
Always proceed in the correct
lead 1. Remove the battery
sequence. Disconnecting battery from
Installing front seat ( 55).
Disconnect negative lead 1 motorcycle ( 139).
first. Recharge the battery Lift the battery up and out;
Then disconnect positive Disconnecting battery from work it slightly back and forth
lead 2. motorcycle ( 139). if it is difficult to remove.
Charge the battery using a
suitable charger.
Installing battery
Comply with the operating in- If the battery was discon-
structions of the charger. nected from the motorcycle
for a prolonged period of time
it will be necessary to enter the
current date in the instrument
panel, in order to ensure that the 9
service-due indicator functions
correctly. 141
If you want to have the date set
consult a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.

Maintenance
Place the battery in the battery
compartment, positive terminal
on the right in the forward dir-
ection of travel.
Connecting battery to motor-
cycle ( 140). z
Setting clock ( 35).
z
9

Maintenance
142
Care
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
10
143
Washing motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Cleaning easily damaged compon-
ents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

Care
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Protective wax coating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 z
Laying up motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Restoring motorcycle to use . . . . . . . 146
Care products painted parts prior to washing Warm water intensifies the
10 BMW Motorrad recommends
the motorcycle. effect of salt.
To prevent stains, do not wash Use only cold water to wash off
144 that you use the cleaning and
the motorcycle immediately after road salt.
care products you can obtain
it has been exposed to strong
from your authorised BMW The high pressure of high-
sunlight and do not wash it in the
Motorrad dealer. The substances pressure cleaners (steam
sun.
in BMW CareProducts have been cleaners) can damage seals, the
Make sure that the motorcycle
Care

tested in laboratories and in hydraulic brake system, the elec-


is washed frequently, especially trical system, and the seat.
practice; they provide optimised
z care and protection for the
during the winter months.
Do not use a steam jet or high-
materials used in your vehicle. To remove road salt, clean the pressure cleaning equipment.
motorcycle with cold water im-
The use of unsuitable mediately after every trip.
cleaning and care products Cleaning easily
can damage vehicle components. After the motorcycle has damaged components
been washed, ridden
Do not use solvents such as cel- Plastics
through water or ridden in
lulose thinners, cold cleaners,
the rain, the brake discs and If plastic parts are cleaned
fuel or the like, and do not use
pads might be wet and the using unsuitable cleaning
cleaning products that contain
brakes might not take effect agents, the surfaces can be dam-
alcohol.
immediately. aged.
Washing motorcycle Apply the brakes in good time Do not use cleaning agents that
until the brake discs and brake contain alcohol, solvents or ab-
BMW Motorrad recommends pads have dried out. rasives to clean plastic parts.
that you use BMW insect re- Even fly-remover pads or clean-
mover to soften and wash off ing pads with hard surfaces can
insects and stubborn dirt on produce scratches.
Body panels Cooling fins can be bent Remove particularly aggressive
Clean the trim panels with water easily. substances immediately, how- 10
and BMW plastic care emulsion. Take care not to bend the fins ever, as otherwise the paint can
when cleaning the radiator. be affected or become discol- 145
Windscreens and headlight oured. Substances of this nature
lenses made of plastic Rubber include spilt fuel, oil, grease,
Clean off dirt and insects with a Treat rubber components with brake fluid and bird droppings.
soft sponge and plenty of water. water or BMW rubber-care We recommend BMW vehicle

Care
Soften stubborn dirt and products. polish or BMW paint cleaner for
insects by covering the af- Using silicone sprays for
this purpose. z
fected areas with a wet cloth. Marks on the paintwork are par-
the care of rubber seals can
ticularly easy to see after the
cause damage.
Chrome motorcycle has been washed.
Do not use silicone sprays or
Use plenty of water and BMW Remove stains of this kind im-
other care products that contain
shampoo to clean chrome, par- mediately, using cleaning-grade
silicon.
ticularly if it has been exposed to benzene or petroleum spirit on a
clean cloth or ball of cotton wool.
road salt. Use chrome polish for Paint care BMW Motorrad recommends
additional treatment.
Washing the motorcycle regularly BMW tar remover for removing
Radiator will help counteract the long-term specks of tar. Remember to wax
effects of substances that dam- the parts treated in this way.
Clean the radiator regularly to
age the paint, especially if your
prevent overheating of the en-
motorcycle is ridden in areas
gine due to inadequate cooling.
with high air pollution or natural
For example, use a garden hose
sources of dirt, for example tree
with low water pressure.
resin or pollen.
Protective wax coating Before laying the vehicle
10 BMW Motorrad recommends
up out of use, have the en-
gine oil and the oil filter element
146 applying only BMW car wax or
changed by a specialist work-
products containing carnauba
shop, preferably an authorised
wax or synthetic wax.
BMW Motorrad dealer. Com-
It is time to rewax the paint-
bine work for laying up/restoring
work when water "puddles" on
to use with a BMW service or
Care

the surface, instead of forming


inspection.
beads.
z
Restoring motorcycle
Laying up motorcycle
to use
Clean the motorcycle.
Remove the battery. Remove the protective wax
Spray the brake and clutch coating.
lever pivots and the main and Clean the motorcycle.
side stand pivots with a suit- Install a charged battery.
able lubricant. Before starting: work through
Coat bright metal and chrome- the checklist.
plated parts with an acid-free
grease (e.g. Vaseline).
Stand the motorcycle in a dry
room in such a way that there
is no load on either wheel.
Technical data
troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Riding specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
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147
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

Technical data
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
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Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
troubleshooting chart
11 Engine does not start at all or is difficult to start.
148 Possible cause Rectification
Side stand extended and gear engaged Retract the side stand.
Gear engaged and clutch not disengaged Select neutral or pull the clutch lever.
No fuel in tank Refuel ( 66).
Technical data

Battery flat Recharge the battery.

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Threaded fasteners
Front wheel FR Valid
11
149
Quick-release axle in threaded
bush
M24 x 1.5 50 Nm
Clamping screws in axle holder

Technical data
M8 x 35 19 Nm
Radial brake caliper to axle
mount
M10 x 65 38 Nm
Rear wheel FR Valid z
Locknut of the final-drive chain
tensioning screw
M8 19 Nm
Rear quick-release axle in
swinging arm
M24 x 1.5 100 Nm
mechanical
Rear wheel FR Valid
11 Adapter to rear wheel swinging
150 arm
M8 x 30 20 Nm
Clamping bolt to upper spring
cup
Technical data

M5 x 25 3 Nm
Spring strut to main frame
M10 x 65 56 Nm
Mirrors FR Valid

z Mirror to front panel carrier


M6, Replace nuts 8 Nm
mechanical
Engine
Engine design Transversely mounted, four-cylinder four-stroke
11
in-line engine tilted 32° forward, with four valves 151
per cylinder, two overhead camshafts with cam
followers; liquid cooled, with electronic fuel injec-
tion, integrated six-speed gearbox, wet-sump lub-
rication.

Technical data
Displacement 999 cm3
Cylinder bore 80 mm
Piston stroke 49.7 mm
Compression ratio 13:1
Nominal output 142 kW, at engine speed: 13000 min-1
z
with reduced power output, 79 kW OE 79 kW, at engine speed: 8750 min-1
Torque 112 Nm, at engine speed: 9750 min-1
with reduced power output, 79 kW OE 89 Nm, at engine speed: 8500 min-1
Maximum engine speed max 14200 min-1
Idle speed 1250 min-1, Engine at regular operating tempera-
ture
Fuel
11 Recommended fuel grade Super unleaded
152 95 ROZ/RON
89 AKI
Usable fuel capacity approx. 17.5 l
Reserve fuel approx. 4 l
Technical data

BMW recommends BP fuels

Engine oil
Engine oil, capacity 3.5 l, with filter change
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products recommended by BMW Motorrad
Castrol Power 1 Racing SAE 5W-40, API SL / JASO MA2
Engine oil, quantity for topping up max 0.8 l, Difference between MIN and MAX

BMW recommends
Clutch
clutch type Multiplate oil-bath clutch, anti-hopping
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153
Transmission
gearbox type Claw-shift 6-speed gearbox, integrated into en-
gine block

Technical data
Gearbox transmission ratios 1.652 (76:46 teeth), Primary transmission ratio
2.647 (45:17 teeth), 1st gear
2.091 (46:22 teeth), 2nd gear
1.727 (38:22 teeth), 3rd gear
1.500 (36:24 teeth), 4th gear
1.360 (34:25 teeth), 5th gear
1.261 (29:23 teeth), 6th gear z
Rear-wheel drive
11 Type of final drive Chain drive
154
Type of rear suspension Two-arm aluminium swinging arm
Number of teeth, rear-wheel drive (Pinion / 17 / 45
sprocket)
Secondary transmission ratio 2.647
Technical data

Running gear
Front wheel
Type of front suspension Upside-down telescopic fork
Spring travel, front 120 mm, At wheel
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Rear wheel
Type of rear suspension Two-arm aluminium swinging arm
Type of final drive Chain drive
Spring travel, rear 130 mm, At wheel
Brakes
Type of front brake Hydraulically radially operated twin disc brake with
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4-piston radial fixed calipers and floating brake 155
discs
Brake-pad material, front Sintered metal
Type of rear brake Hydraulically operated disc brake with 1-piston

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

Wheels and tyres


Recommended tyre sets You can obtain an up-to-date list of approved
tyres from your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer z
or on the Internet at "www.bmw-motorrad.com".
Front wheel
front wheel type Cast aluminium, MT H2
front wheel rim size 3.50" x 17"
Tyre designation, front 120 / 70 ZR 17
11 Rear wheel
rear-wheel type Cast aluminium, MT H2
156
rear wheel rim size 6.0" x 17"
Tyre designation, rear 190 / 55 ZR 17
Tyre pressure
Tyre pressure, front 2.5 bar, Tyre cold
Technical data

Tyre pressure, rear 2.9 bar, Tyre cold

Electrics
Fuses

z Current rating of fuse 1 (Instrument panel ) 10 A


Current rating of fuse 2 (Master relay, diagnosis 4A
plug)
Current rating of fuse 3 (Fan ) 7.5 A
Current rating of fuse 4 (Low-beam headlight, 7.5 A
load relief relay)
Current rating of fuse 5 (High-beam headlight) 7.5 A
Current rating of fuse 6 (Horn)
Current rating of fuse 7 (Ignition switch)
7.5 A
4A
11
157
Current rating of fuse 8 (Sensor group) 4A
Main fuse 40 A
Battery
battery type AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) battery

Technical data
battery rated voltage 12 V
battery rated capacity 10 Ah
Spark plugs
Spark plugs, manufacturer and designation NGK LMAR9D-J
Electrode gap of spark plug 0.8 mm z
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 / 12 V
11 Maximum number of defective LEDs in rear-light
unit
1

158 Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front RY10W / 12 V / 10 W


Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
Bulb for number-plate light W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Technical data

Frame
Frame type Cast light alloy weldment with bolt-on light-alloy
rear frame
type plate location Steering head, right
VIN location Steering head, right
z
Dimensions
Length of motorcycle 2056 mm
11
159
Height of motorcycle 1138 mm, To windscreen at DIN unladen weight
Width of motorcycle 826 mm, Across mirrors
Front-seat height 820 mm, Without rider
rider's inside-leg arc, heel to heel 1810 mm, Without rider

Technical data
Weights
Unladen weight 202 kg, DIN unladen weight, ready for road, 90 %
load of fuel, without OE
Permissible gross weight 405 kg
z
Maximum payload 203 kg
Riding specifications
11 Top speed >200 km/h
160

Technical data

z
Service
BMW Motorrad Service . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
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161
BMW Motorrad Mobility
services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162

Service
Confirmation of maintenance
work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Confirmation of service . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 z
BMW Motorrad Service ably an authorised BMW Motor- BMW Motorrad Mobility
12 BMW Motorrad has an extens-
rad dealer. services
162 ive after-sales service network In order to help ensure that your As owner of a new BMW mo-
in place to look after you and BMW is always in optimum torcycle, in circumstances in
your motorcycle in more than condition, BMW Motorrad which assistance is required you
100 countries. Authorised BMW recommends compliance with can benefit from the protection
Motorrad dealerships have the the maintenance intervals afforded by the various BMW
Service

technical information and the specified for your motorcycle. Motorrad mobility services (e.g.
technical know-how to carry out Have all maintenance and repair Mobile Service, breakdown ser-
reliably all maintenance and repair work carried out confirmed in the vice, vehicle recovery service).
z work on your BMW. "Service" chapter in this manual. Your authorised BMW Motorrad
Visit our website www.bmw- For generous treatment of claims dealer will be happy provide in-
motorrad.com to find out where submitted after the warranty formation about the mobility ser-
the nearest authorised BMW period has expired, evidence of vices available to you.
Motorrad dealership is located. regular maintenance is essential.
If maintenance and re- Maintenance work
pair work is performed in- Your authorised BMW Motorrad
BMW Pre-delivery Check
expertly, it could result in con- dealer can provide information on
BMW services and the work un- Your authorised BMW Motorrad
sequential damage and thus con-
dertaken as part of each service. dealer conducts the BMW pre-
stitute a safety risk.
delivery check before handing
BMW Motorrad recommends you
over the motorcycle to you.
to have all the associated work
on your motorcycle carried out
by a specialist workshop, prefer-
BMW Running-in Check meter reading is reached before
The BMW running-in check has the next scheduled date for the 12
to be performed when the mo- service.
163
torcycle 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 ser-
The BMW Service is carried out

Service
vice is approaching, on the basis
once a year; the extent of servi-
of the programmed values.
cing can vary, depending on the
age of the motorcycle and the The regular service intervals as z
distance it has covered. Your au- stated apply to motorcycles used
thorised BMW Motorrad dealer on public roads. In the case of
confirms that the service work motorcycles used for racing the
has been carried out and enters intervals have to be adapted
the date when the next service accordingly in line with the in-
will be due. creased wear and tear associated
Riders who cover long distances with this mode of use.
in a year might have to bring in
their motorcycles for service be-
fore 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-
Confirmation of maintenance work
12
BMW Pre-delivery BMW Running-in
164
Check Check
Completed Completed

on on
Service

Odometer reading

Next service
z at the latest

on
or, if logged beforehand,

Odometer reading

Stamp, signature Stamp, signature


BMW Service
Completed
BMW Service
Completed
BMW Service
Completed
12
165
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
166
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
167
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
168
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


Confirmation of service
The table is intended as a record of maintenance and repair work, the installation of optional accessories 12
and, if appropriate, special campaign (recall) work. 169
Item Odometer Date
reading

Service
z
Item Odometer Date
12 reading
170

Service

z
A Brake fluid Technical data, 157
Abbreviations and symbols, 6 Checking fluid level, front, 112 Warning for bulb failure, 28 13
ABS Checking fluid level, rear, 113
Control, 14 C 171
Reservoir, front, 13
Engineering details, 100 Reservoir, rear, 13 Chain
Operation, 41 Adjusting tension, 119
Brake pads
Self-diagnosis, 61 Checking front, 111 Checking tension, 119
Warnings, 29 Checking rear, 112 Checking wear, 120

Index
Accessories Running in, 63 Lubricating, 119
General instructions, 106 Checklist, 59 z
Brakes
Anti-theft alarm Adjusting handlebar lever, 46 Clock
Telltale light, 17 Adjusting, 35
Checking operation, 110
Warnings, 31 Clutch
Safety instructions, 65
Adjusting play, 118
B Technical data, 155
Checking operation, 117
Battery Bulbs
Replacing high-beam headlight Checking play, 117
Charging, 140
bulb, 130 Technical data, 153
connecting to motorcycle, 140 Confirmation of maintenance
disconnecting from Replacing low-beam headlight
bulb, 130 work, 164
motorcycle, 139
Installation, 140 Replacing parking-light
bulb, 132, 133
Maintenance instructions, 139
Replacing rear light, 136
Position on the vehicle, 16
Replacing turn indicator
Removal, 140
bulbs, 134
Technical data, 157
Coolant E Fuel
13 Checking fill level, 114 Electrics
Technical data, 156
Refuelling, 66
Fill-level indicator, 13 Technical data, 152
172 Emergency off switch (kill switch)
Topping up, 114 Fuel reserve
Warning for overtemperat- Operation, 40 Range, 23
ure, 27 Position on the motorcycle, 15 Warning, 27
Currency, 7 Engine Fuses
Starting, 59 Position on the vehicle, 16
Index

D Technical data, 151 Replacing, 137


Damping Warning for engine Technical data, 156
z
Adjuster, front, 11 electronics, 27
Adjuster, rear, 11, 13 Engine oil G
Adjusting, 49 Checking fill level, 109 General views
Instrument panel, 17
Dimensions Filler neck, 13
Technical data, 159 Left multifunction switch, 14
Fill-level indicator, 11
Drop sensor Left side of motorcycle, 11
Technical data, 152
Warnings, 29 Multifunction display, 20
Topping up, 110
DTC Right multifunction switch, 15
Equipment, 7
Control, 14 Right side of motorcycle, 13
Engineering details, 103 F Underneath the seat, 16
Operation, 42 Frame Warning and telltale lights, 21
Self-diagnosis, 61 Technical data, 158 Grip heating
Warnings, 30 Front-wheel stand Control, 15
Installing, 128 Operation, 40
H K Mirrors
Hazard warning flashers
Control, 14
Keys, 34 Adjusting, 46 13
Removing and installing, 90
Operation, 39 L 173
Mobility services, 162
Headlight Laying up, 146
Motorcycle
Adjustment for driving on left/ Lights
Care, 143
driving on right, 53 Control, 14
Cleaning, 143
Beam throw, 54 Headlight flasher, operating, 38

Index
Lashing, 67
Helmet holder High-beam headlight,
operating, 38 Laying up, 146
Helmet, securing, 55 z
Low-beam headlight, 38 Parking, 66
Position on the vehicle, 16
Parking lights, operating, 38 Multifunction display, 17
Horn, 14
Control, 14
Side light, 38
I Overview, 20
Luggage
Ignition Select the display mode, 70
Instructions for loading, 58
Switching off, 34 Using INFO mode, 77
Luggage loops
Switching on, 34 Position on the vehicle, 16 Using LAPTIMER mode, 72
Immobiliser, 35 use, 56 Using SETUP mode, 82
Warning, 27 Multifunction switch
Instrument panel M General view, left side, 14
Ambient-light brightness Maintenance General view, right side, 15
sensor, 17 General instructions, 108
Overview, 17 Maintenance intervals, 162 N
Number-plate carrier
J Removing and installing, 91
Jump starting, 138
O S Steering lock
13 Odometer and tripmeters
Operation, 36
Safety instructions
for brakes, 65
Locking, 34
174 For riding, 58 T
P Seats Technical data
Parking, 66 Installation, 54 Battery, 157
Pre-ride check, 60 Lock, 11 Brakes, 155
Removal, 54 Bulbs, 157
Index

R
Service, 162 Clutch, 153
Rear-wheel drive
Service-due indicator, 22 Dimensions, 159
z Technical data, 154
Rear-wheel stand Shifting gear Electrics, 156
Installing, 129 Shift assistant, 64 Engine, 151
Refuelling, 66 Shift light, 17, 63 Engine oil, 152
Rev. counter, 17 Spark plugs, 157 Frame, 158
Ride mode Speed warning Fuel, 152
Adjusting, 43 Adjusting, 37 Fuses, 156
Control for riding mode, 15 Speedometer, 20 Rear-wheel drive, 154
Engineering details, 98 Spring preload Running gear, 154
Rider's Manual Adjuster, front, 11 Spark plugs, 157
Position on the vehicle, 16 Adjuster, rear, 11 Standards, 7
Running gear Adjusting, 46 Transmission, 153
Technical data, 154 Starting, 59 Weights, 159
Running in, 62 Control, 15 Wheels and tyres, 155
steering damper, 64 Telltale lights, 17
Position on the motorcycle, 13 Overview, 21
Toolkit Vehicle identification number Installing front wheel, 123
Contents, 108 Position on the motorcycle, 13 Removing front wheel, 121 13
Position on the vehicle, 16 Removing rear wheel, 124
W 175
Torques, 149 Technical data, 155
Warning lights, 17
Transmission
Technical data, 153 Overview, 21
troubleshooting chart, 148 Warnings
Turn indicators ABS, 29

Index
Control, 14 Anti-theft alarm, 31
Operation, 39 Bulb defect, 28
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Removing and installing, 94 Drop sensor, 29
Type plate DTC, 30
Position on the motorcycle, 13 Engine electronics, 27
Tyres Fuel reserve, 27
Checking inflation pressure, 53 Immobiliser, 27
Checking tread depth, 118 Mode of presentation, 23
Pressures, 156 Overtemperature, 27
Recommendation, 121 Warnings, overview, 24
Running in, 63 Weights
Table of tyre pressures, 11 Payload table, 11
Technical data, 155 Technical data, 159
Wheels
V Change of size, 121
Vehicle Checking rims, 118
Restoring to use, 146 Install the rear wheel, 126
Details described or illustrated
in this booklet may differ from
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.

© 2012 BMW Motorrad


Not to be reproduced either
wholly or in part without written
permission from BMW Motorrad,
After Sales.
Printed in Germany.
Important data for refuelling

Fuel
Recommended fuel grade Super unleaded
95 ROZ/RON
89 AKI
Usable fuel capacity approx. 17.5 l
Reserve fuel approx. 4 l
Tyre pressure
Tyre pressure, front 2.5 bar, Tyre cold
Tyre pressure, rear 2.9 bar, Tyre cold

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