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  • 1. Rider's Manual F 800 GS BMW Motorrad The Ultimate Riding Machine
  • 2. Motorcycle data/dealership details Motorcycle data Dealership details Model Person to contact in Service department Vehicle identification number Ms/Mr Colour code Phone number Date of first registration Registration number Dealership address/phone number (com- pany stamp)
  • 3. Details described or illustrated in this booklet may differ from the motorcycle's actual specifica- tion as purchased, the accessor- ies fitted or the national-market specification. No claims will be entertained as a result of such discrepancies. 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. © 2008 BMW Motorrad Not to be reproduced either wholly or in part without written permission from BMW Motorrad, After Sales. Printed in Germany.
  • 4. Important data for refuelling Fuel Recommended fuel grade 95 ROZ/RON, Super unleaded with regular unleaded (RON 91) OE 91 ROZ/RON, Regular unleaded (fuel grade, usable with power- and consumption-related restric- tions) Usable fuel capacity approx. 16 l Reserve fuel ≥4 l Tyre pressure Tyre pressure, front 2.2 bar, one-up, at tyre temperat- ure: 20 °C 2.5 bar, two-up and/or with lug- gage, at tyre temperature: 20 °C Tyre pressure, rear 2.5 bar, one-up, at tyre temperat- ure: 20 °C 2.9 bar, two-up and/or with lug- gage, at tyre temperature: 20 °C BMW recommends Order No. 01 41 7 714 401 *01417714401* *01417714401* 02.2008, 2nd edition
  • 5. 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 Familiarise yourself with your new safe. motorcycle so that you can ride it safely and confidently in all traffic BMW Motorrad. situations. Please read this Rider's Manual carefully before starting to use your new BMW motorcycle. It contains important information on how to operate the controls and how to make the best possible use of all your BMW's technical features. In addition, it contains information on maintenance and care to help you maintain your motorcycle's reliability and safety, as well as its value. If you have questions concerning your motorcycle, your authorised
  • 6. Table of Contents You can also consult the index at 3 Status indicators . . . . . . . 21 Grip heating OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 the end of this Rider's Manual if Standard status BMW Motorrad ABS OE . . . . . . 49 you want to find a particular topic indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 or item of information. Status indicators with on- Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 1 General instructions . . . . . 5 board computer OE . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Standard warnings . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Abbreviations and symbols . . . . 6 Warnings issued by the on- Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 board computer OE . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 ABS warnings OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Anti-theft alarm Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 2 General views . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 warnings OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 General view, left side . . . . . . . . 11 4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 5 Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 General view, right side . . . . . . 13 Ignition switch and steering Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . . 14 lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Underneath the trim pan- Electronic immobiliser Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 el . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 (EWS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Handlebar fitting, left . . . . . . . . . 16 Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Handlebar fitting, right . . . . . . . . 17 Odometer and tripmeters . . . . 38 Parking your motorcycle . . . . . 65 Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 On-board computer OE . . . . . . . 39 Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Securing motorcycle for Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . 47 Emergency off switch (kill switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
  • 7. 6 Engineering details . . . . . 69 Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Brake system with BMW Mo- Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 torrad ABS OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 9 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 7 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Riding specifications . . . . . . . 134 General instructions . . . . . . . . . . 74 Washing motorcycle . . . . . . . . 118 11 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Power socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Cleaning easily damaged BMW Motorrad service . . . . . 136 Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 BMW Motorrad service Case OA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Topcase OA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Protective wax coating . . . . . 120 BMW Motorrad Service 8 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Laying up motorcycle . . . . . . 120 Card: on-the-spot break- General instructions . . . . . . . . . . 86 Restoring motorcycle to down assistance . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 BMW Motorrad service net- Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 10 Technical data . . . . . . . 121 work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . 122 Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . 137 Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . 123 Confirmation of mainten- Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 ance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Confirmation of service . . . . . 143 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . 102 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Air filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
  • 8. General instructions Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1 5 Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 General instructions Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 z
  • 9. Overview Specific instructions on OE Optional extra 1 Chapter 2 of this Rider's Manu- how to operate, control, ad- The motorcycles are as- just or look after items of equip- sembled complete with 6 al 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 11. This record of the You can obtain option- Instruction. General instructions maintenance work you have had al accessories through performed on your motorcycle is your authorised BMW Result of an activity. a precondition for generous treat- Motorrad dealer; optional ment of goodwill claims. Reference to a page with accessories 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 Manu- al; it is an important part of the Indicates the end of a EWS Electronic immobiliser motorcycle. passage relating to spe- (Elektronische Wegfahr- z cific accessories or items sicherung). Abbreviations and of equipment. symbols DWA Anti-theft alarm (Diebs- Tightening torque. tahlwarnanlage) Indicates warnings that you must comply with for reas- ABS Anti-lock brake system ons of your safety and the safety Item of technical data. of others, and to protect your motorcycle against damage.
  • 10. 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. This Rider's Manual are quoted to the Rider's Manual describes option- standards and comply with the al extras (OE) offered by BMW tolerance requirements of the and selected optional accessor- Deutsche Institut für Normung General instructions ies (OA). This explains why the e.V. Versions for individual 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 z may differ from the information find these features described in supplied in the Rider's Manual. 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.
  • 11. z 8 1 General instructions
  • 12. General views General view, left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2 9 General view, right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Underneath the trim panel . . . . . . . . . . . 15 General views Handlebar fitting, left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Handlebar fitting, right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 z
  • 13. z 10 2 General views
  • 14. General view, left side 1 Power socket ( 74) 2 2 Seat lock ( 55) 11 3 Engine-oil filler neck and oil dipstick ( 87) General views z
  • 15. z 12 2 General views
  • 16. General view, right side 1 Fuel filler neck ( 66) 2 2 Brake-fluid reservoir, rear 13 ( 91) 3 Vehicle Identification Num- ber (VIN) (on steering-head bearing), Type plate (on General views steering-head bearing) 4 Brake-fluid reservoir, front ( 90) 5 Coolant level indicator (be- hind side panel) ( 91), Coolant filler neck (behind side panel) ( 92) z 6 Adjuster for spring preload, rear ( 51) 7 Adjuster for damping char- acteristic, rear suspension ( 52)
  • 17. Underneath the seat 2 1 Location of first-aid kit (OA) 14 2 Toolkit 3 Payload table 4 Table of tyre pressures 5 Helmet holder ( 56) 6 Rider's Manual General views 7 Tool for adjusting spring preload ( 51) z
  • 18. Underneath the trim panel 2 1 Battery ( 112) 15 2 Air-filter housing ( 110) General views z
  • 19. Handlebar fitting, left 2 1 Operating the on-board 16 computer OE ( 39) 2 Operating the ABS OE ( 49) 3 Horn 4 Flashing turn indicators, General views left ( 46), Hazard warn- ing flashers ( 47) 5 High-beam headlight and headlight flasher ( 45) z
  • 20. Handlebar fitting, right 1 Emergency off switch (kill 2 switch) ( 48) 17 2 Starter button ( 60) 3 Grip heating OE ( 48) 4 Flashing turn indicators, right ( 46), Hazard warn- General views ing flashers ( 47) 5 Cancel button, flashing turn indicators ( 47), Pushbut- ton, cancel hazard warning flashers ( 47) z
  • 21. Instrument cluster 2 1 Telltale lights ( 22) 18 2 Speedometer 3 Operation of the clock ( 38), Operation of the stopwatch OE ( 42) 4 Multifunction display General views ( 22) 5 Operating the odometer ( 38) 6 Telltale light, anti-theft alarm (OE), Sensor for instrument lighting, Warning light for z engine rpm OE ( 44) 7 Rev. counter The instrument-cluster lighting has automatic day and night switchover.
  • 22. Headlight 1 Low-beam headlight 2 2 High-beam headlight 19 3 Side light General views z
  • 23. z 20 2 General views
  • 24. Status indicators Standard status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . 22 3 21 Status indicators with on-board com- puter OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Standard warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Status indicators Warnings issued by the on-board computer OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 ABS warnings OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Anti-theft alarm warnings OE . . . . . . . . . 32 z
  • 25. Standard status Telltale lights Service-due indicator 3 indicators 22 Multifunction display Status indicators 1 High-beam headlight If the next service is due in less 2 Flashing turn indicators, left than one month, the date for the 3 Idle next service is shown briefly after 1 Clock ( 38) 4 Flashing turn indicators, the Pre-Ride Check completes. 2 Odometer and tripmeters right The month is shown as a two- z ( 38) digit number and the year as a four-digit number, with a colon as separator, so in this example the next service is due in March 2007.
  • 26. panied by the 'General' warning Status indicators with light showing yellow. The word on-board computer OE 3 "Service" remains permanently visible. Multifunction display 23 If the service-due indicator appears more than a month in advance of the actual due date or if the word "Service" does not Status indicators show permanently even though If the motorcycle covers long dis- a service is overdue, the date tances in the course of the year, stored in memory in the instru- under certain circumstances it ment panel is incorrect and must might be necessary to have it be set. This situation can occur if serviced at a date in advance the battery was disconnected for 1 Status-indicator panel of of the forecast due date. If the a prolonged period of time. the on-board computer OE countdown distance to the odo- If you want to have the date set ( 39) z meter reading at which a service consult a specialist workshop, 2 Gear indicator ( 23) will be due is less than 1000 km, preferably an authorised BMW 3 Coolant temperature the distance is counted down in Motorrad dealer. ( 24) steps of 100 km and is shown 4 Fuel capacity ( 24) briefly after the Pre-Ride Check completes. Gear indicator If service is overdue, the due The gear engaged or N date or the odometer reading at for neutral appears on the which service was due is accom- display.
  • 27. If no gear is engaged, the Standard warnings 3 'neutral' telltale light also Mode of presentation lights up. 24 Coolant temperature The horizontal bars above the temperature symbol indicate the coolant temperature. Status indicators Fuel capacity Warning symbols 1 and 2 can The horizontal bars above appear on the multifunction dis- the fuel-pump symbol in- play. Text warnings such as 3, dicate the remaining quantity of Warnings are indicated by the for example, appear in the odo- fuel. The top bar is larger than warning lights 1 or by the 'Gen- meter panel and are accompan- the others and the quantity of eral' warning light 2 showing in ied by warning-triangle symbol 4. fuel it represents is correspond- combination with a text warning z ingly larger. or a warning symbol in the mul- If two or more warnings occur at When the fuel in the tank is tifunction display. The 'General' the same time, all the appropriate topped up the gauge briefly warning light shows red or yel- warning lights and warning sym- shows the original level, before low, depending on the urgency of bols appear. You can call up text the reading is updated. the warning. warnings to alternate with the odometer readings ( 38). The status of the 'General' warning light matches the most urgent warning.
  • 28. The possible warnings are listed on the next page. 3 25 Status indicators z
  • 29. Warnings, overview 3 Telltale lights Status indicators Meaning 26 Lights up yellow Appears on the dis- Electronic immobiliser active ( 27) play EWS appears on the display. Status indicators Lights up Fuel down to reserve ( 27) Lights up red Flashes Coolant temperature too high ( 27) Lights up yellow Appears on the dis- Engine in emergency-operation mode play ( 28) z Flashes Insufficient engine oil pressure ( 28) Lights up yellow Appears on the dis- Bulb defective ( 28) play LAMP appears on the display.
  • 30. Electronic immobiliser Lack of fuel can result in Continuing to ride when the active the engine misfiring and engine is overheated could 3 General warning light shows cutting out unexpectedly. Mis- result in engine damage. firing can damage the catalytic You must comply with the in- 27 yellow. converter; a hazardous situation structions below. Warning-triangle symbol can result if the engine cuts out Possible cause: appears on the display. unexpectedly. If the coolant level is too low. Do not run the fuel tank dry. EWS appears on the display. Status indicators Check the coolant level ( 91) Possible cause: Possible cause: If the coolant level is too low: The key being used is not au- The fuel tank contains no more Top up the coolant ( 92) thorised for starting, or commu- than the reserve quantity of fuel. nication between key and engine Possible cause: Reserve fuel electronics is disrupted. The coolant temperature is too Remove all other vehicle keys high. from the same ring as the igni- ≥4 l If possible, ride in the part-load tion key. range to cool down the engine. z Refuel ( 66) Use the reserve key. In traffic jams, switch off the Have the defective key re- Coolant temperature too engine, but leave the ignition placed, preferably by an au- high switched on so that the radiat- thorised BMW Motorrad dealer. or fan continues to operate. General warning light shows If the coolant temperature is Fuel down to reserve red. frequently too high, have the Warning light for fuel down The temperature symbol fault rectified as soon as pos- to reserve shows. flashes. sible by a specialist workshop,
  • 31. preferably an authorised BMW gine runs in emergency operating Possible cause: 3 Motorrad dealer. mode. The engine-oil level is too low. You can continue to ride, but Check the engine oil level 28 Engine in emergency- bear in mind that the usual en- ( 87) operation mode gine power might not be avail- If the oil level is too low: General warning light shows able. Top up the engine oil ( 88) yellow. Have the fault rectified as quickly as possible by a Possible cause: Status indicators Engine symbol appears on specialist workshop, preferably The engine-oil pressure is insuffi- the display. an authorised BMW Motorrad cient. The engine is running in dealer. Riding when engine-oil emergency operating mode. pressure is low can result Engine power might be reduced Insufficient engine oil in engine damage. and this can cause hazardous pressure Do not continue your journey. situations, particularly if you at- Warning light for engine-oil tempt to overtake other road pressure flashes. Have the fault rectified as z quickly as possible by a users. The oil pressure in the lube-oil Engine power level might be system is too low. Stop immedi- specialist workshop, preferably lower than normal: adapt your ately and switch off the engine. an authorised BMW Motorrad style of riding accordingly. dealer. The insufficient oil pres- Possible cause: sure warning does not fulfil Bulb defective The engine control unit has dia- the function of an oil gauge. The General warning light shows gnosed a fault. In exceptional only way of checking whether yellow. cases, the engine stops and re- the oil level is correct is to check fuses to start. Otherwise, the en- with the oil dipstick.
  • 32. Warning-triangle symbol Replace the brake light and The ice warning does not appears on the display. rear light bulb ( 108) mean that there is no risk 3 Replacing turn indicator bulbs, of black ice forming at measured LAMP appears on the display. front and rear ( 107) temperatures above 3 °C. 29 A defective bulb places Always take extra care and think your safety at risk because Warnings issued by the well ahead when temperatures it is easier for other users to on-board computer OE are low; remember that the oversee the motorcycle. danger of black ice is particularly Status indicators Replace defective bulbs as high on bridges and where the soon as possible; always carry a road is in the shade. complete set of spare bulbs if Ride carefully and think well possible. ahead. Possible cause: Low-beam headlight, parking light, rear-light, brake-light or turn-indicator bulb defective. z Visually inspect to ascertain The ambient-temperature read- which bulb is defective. ing flashes. Replacing low-beam headlight bulb ( 104) Possible cause: Replacing high-beam headlight The air temperature measured bulb ( 104) at the motorcycle is lower than Replacing parking-light bulb 3 °C. ( 106)
  • 33. ABS warnings OE 3 Mode of presentation 30 Status indicators ABS warnings are indicated by ABS warning light 1. The way in which the ABS warn- z ing light indicates status can dif- fer in some countries. Possible national variant. The detailed descriptions relating to BMW Motorrad ABS start on page ( 70), and you will find an overview listing the possible warnings on the next page.
  • 34. Warnings, overview Telltale lights Status indicators Meaning 3 Flashes Self-diagnosis not completed ( 32) 31 Lights up ABS deactivated ( 32) Status indicators Lights up ABS fault ( 32) z
  • 35. Self-diagnosis not with BMW Motorrad ABS OE Anti-theft alarm 3 completed Activate the ABS function warnings OE ABS warning light flashes. ( 49) 32 General warning light shows ABS fault yellow. Possible cause: ABS warning light shows. The ABS function is not available, because self- Status indicators Possible cause: diagnosis did not complete. The motorcycle has to move forward The ABS control unit has detec- a few metres for the wheel ted a fault. The ABS function is sensors to be tested. not available. Pull away slowly. Bear in mind You can continue to ride. Bear that the ABS function is not in mind that the ABS function available until self-diagnosis has is not available. Bear in mind completed. the more detailed information The text warning dWA appears, z on situations that can lead to accompanied by a warning-tri- ABS deactivated an ABS fault ( 71). angle symbol to indicate that this ABS warning light shows. Have the fault rectified as is a warning. quickly as possible by a This error message appears specialist workshop, preferably Possible cause: only briefly after the pre- an authorised BMW Motorrad The rider has switched off the ride check completes. dealer. ABS system.
  • 36. Possible cause: The integral battery in the anti- 3 theft alarm has lost its entire ori- 33 ginal capacity. There is no assur- ance that the anti-theft alarm will be operational if the motorcycle's battery is disconnected. Seek the advice of a specialist Status indicators workshop, preferably an author- ised BMW Motorrad dealer. z
  • 37. z 34 3 Status indicators
  • 38. Operation Ignition switch and steering lock . . . . . 36 Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 4 35 Electronic immobiliser (EWS) . . . . . . . . 37 Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Odometer and tripmeters . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Operation On-board computer OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 z Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Emergency off switch (kill switch) . . . . 48 Grip heating OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 BMW Motorrad ABS OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
  • 39. Ignition switch and Switching on ignition Switching off ignition 4 steering lock 36 Keys You receive one master key and one spare key. Please consult the information on the electronic immobiliser (EWS) if a key is lost Operation or mislaid ( 37). Ignition switch and steering lock, tank filler cap lock and seat lock are all operated with the same Turn the key to position 1. Turn the key to position 2. z key. Side light and all function cir- Lights switched off. cuits switched on. Handlebars not locked. with case OA Engine can be started. Key can be removed. with topcase OA Pre-ride check is performed. Electrically powered accessor- If you wish you can arrange to ( 61) ies remain operational for a lim- have the cases and the top- ited period of time. case fitted with locks that can with BMW Motorrad ABS OE The battery can be recharged be opened with this key as well. Turn the key to position 1. via the on-board socket. Consult a specialist workshop, ABS self-diagnosis is preferably an authorised BMW performed in addition to Motorrad dealer. the checks outlined above. ( 62)
  • 40. Locking handlebars Electronic immobiliser In-key electronics (EWS) The motorcycle's electronics 4 exchange certain continuously 37 Protection against theft changing signals with the elec- The electronic immobiliser EWS tronics in the key; these signals helps protect your BMW mo- are specific to your motorcycle torcycle from theft, and this en- and they are transmitted via the hanced security is at your dis- ring aerial in the ignition lock. Operation posal without any need for you to The ignition is not enabled for set parameters or activate addi- starting until the key has been tional systems. The engine of a recognised as "authorised" for Turn the handlebars all the way motorcycle fitted with this elec- your motorcycle. to the left tronic immobiliser can be started z Turn the key to position 3, A spare key attached to only with the keys that belong to while moving the handlebars the same ring as the ig- the vehicle. You can also have slightly. nition key used to start the en- your authorised BMW Motor- Ignition, lights and all function gine could "irritate" the electron- rad dealer bar individual keys, for circuits switched off. ics, in which case the enabling example if a particular key goes Handlebars locked. signal for starting is not issued. missing. The engine cannot be Key can be removed. The EWS warning appears in the started with a key that has been multifunction display. barred. Always keep the spare key sep- arately from the ignition key.
  • 41. Replacement and extra Switch on the ignition. Either press and hold down 4 keys button 1 or wait without press- You can obtain replacement/extra ing any button. 38 keys only through an authorised The clock is now set and the BMW Motorrad dealer. The keys time appears on the display. are part of an integrated secur- ity system, so the dealer is un- Odometer and der an obligation to check the tripmeters Operation legitimacy of all applications for Selecting readings replacement/extra keys. If you Switch on the ignition. want to have a lost key barred, you have to bring with you all Press and hold down button 1. with on-board computer OE z the other keys that belong to Hours reading 2 flashes. the motorcycle. A key that has Press button 1. been barred can subsequently be The hours reading increments cleared and reactivated for use. by one each time you press the button. Clock Press and hold down button 1. Setting clock Minutes reading 3 flashes. Press button 1. Attempting to set the clock The minutes reading incre- while riding the motorcycle If necessary, use button 1 to ments by one each time you can lead to accidents. switch from the stopwatch to press the button. Set the clock only when the mo- the odometer. torcycle is stationary.
  • 42. Tripmeter 1 (Trip I) On-board computer OE Tripmeter 2 (Trip II) Selecting readings 4 Tyre pressures (OE) Switch on the ignition. 39 Warnings, if applicable Resetting tripmeter Switch on the ignition. Select the desired tripmeter. Operation Press button 2. z Press button 1. Press and hold down button 2. The tripmeter is reset to zero. The display starts with the cur- rent value and each time the but- ton is pressed it moves one step through the following sequence: Total distance covered
  • 43. Ambient temperature If ambient temperature drops be- Resetting average speed 4 Average speed low 3 °C the temperature dis- Switch on the ignition. Average consumption play flashes to draw your atten- Select average speed. 40 Current consumption tion to the risk of black ice form- Range ing. The display automatically switches from any other mode Ambient temperature to the temperature reading when the temperature drops below this Operation threshold for the first time. Average speed z Press and hold down button 1. Average speed is reset to zero. When the motorcycle is at a standstill the heat of the engine can falsify the ambient-temper- ature reading. If the effect of the engine's heat becomes excess- Average speed is calculated on ive, -- temporarily appears on the basis of the time elapsed the display. since the last reset. Times during which the engine was stopped are excluded from the calculation.
  • 44. Average consumption Current consumption 4 41 Operation Press and hold down button 1. Average consumption is calcu- Average consumption is reset Current consumption is shown. lated by dividing the distance to zero. z covered since the last reset by the corresponding amount of fuel used. Resetting average consumption Switch on the ignition. Select average consumption.
  • 45. Range shown as soon as the fuel level Stopwatch 4 can be measured exactly. When refuelling after running on 42 reserve, make sure that you top up the tank to a level above re- serve, as otherwise the sensor will not be able to register the new level. If the sensor cannot Operation register the new level neither the fuel-level reading nor the range readout can be updated. The range readout indicates how You can switch from the odo- The calculated range is only z far you can ride with the fuel re- meter reading to a stopwatch. maining in the tank. The figure an approximate reading. The readout is in hours, minutes, is calculated from the level of Consequently, BMW Motorrad seconds and tenths of a second, fuel in the tank and a postulated recommends that you should not with dots as separators. average consumption, stored in try to use the full range before If you want to use the stopwatch memory, that is not always the refuelling. as a lap timer, you can operate same as the average that can be it by means of the INFO button viewed on the display. on the handlebar fitting instead The system cannot tell exactly of using button 2. If you set the how much fuel is on board when controls so that the stopwatch is the tank is completely full. Under operated by means of the INFO these circumstances the display button, you must use button 2 to shows a minimum-range figure operate the on-board computer. accompanied by a > symbol. A The stopwatch continues to time more accurate figure for range is in the background if you switch
  • 46. back temporarily to the odometer Using stopwatch as Lap- reading. Similarly, the stopwatch Timer 4 continues timing if you temporar- ily switch off the ignition. 43 Operating stopwatch Operation Press button 2 while the stop- watch is stopped. The stopwatch begins timing Press button 1 and button 2 z in tenths of a second from the at the same time and hold time originally shown. them down until the reading Press button 2 while the stop- changes. If necessary, use button 1 to watch is running. FLASH (redline warning) ap- switch from the odometer to The stopwatch shows the pears, along with ON or OFF. the stopwatch. stopped time. Press button 2. Press and hold down button 2. LAP (Lap-Timer) appears, The stopwatch is reset and along with ON or OFF. shows 0.00.00.0. Repeatedly press button 1 until the reading shows the mode you want.
  • 47. ON: Stopwatch operated by Redline warning Activating redline warning 4 means of the INFO button on the handlebar fitting. 44 OFF: Stopwatch operated by means of button 2 in the in- strument cluster. To confirm the setting, press button 1 and button 2 at Operation the same time and hold them down until the reading changes. The redline warning indicates Press button 1 and button 2 The settings are accepted and z the display returns to its most that engine revolutions have at the same time and hold reached the rev. counter's red them down until the reading recent reading. segment. The anti-theft alarm changes. The most recent setting is re- telltale light 1 flashes red to in- FLASH (redline warning) ap- tained if you do not confirm the dicate that the engine is red- pears, along with ON or OFF. new settings. lining. Repeatedly press button 1 until The signal remains active un- the reading shows the mode til you shift up or reduce engine you want. speed. You can activate or deac- ON: Redline warning activated. tivate the redline warning. OFF: Redline warning deactiv- ated. To confirm the setting, press button 1 and button 2 at the same time and hold
  • 48. them down until the reading When the engine is not Press the bottom section of changes. running you can switch on full-beam headlight switch 1. 4 The settings are accepted and the lights by switching on the ig- The high-beam headlight is the display returns to its most nition and either switching on the switched on until you release 45 recent reading. high-beam headlight or operating the button (headlight flasher). The most recent setting is re- the headlight flasher. tained if you do not confirm the Switching on parking new settings. High-beam headlight lights Operation Switch off the ignition. Lights Side light The side lights switch on auto- z matically when the ignition is switched on. The side lights place a strain on the battery. Do not switch the ignition Press the top section of full- on for longer than absolutely beam headlight switch 1. necessary. Immediately after switching High-beam headlight switched on. off the ignition, press and hold Low-beam headlight Move full-beam headlight down button 1 for the left turn The low-beam headlight switches indicators. switch 1 to the centre position. on automatically when you start Parking light switches on. High-beam headlight switched the engine. off.
  • 49. Switching off parking 4 lights 46 Switch the ignition on and then off again. Parking lights switched off. Turn indicators Operation Switching on left flashing turn indicators Press button 1 for the left- Press button 2 for the right- Switch on the ignition. hand turn indicators. hand turn indicators. z The turn indicators are can- Left-hand turn indicators Right-hand turn indicators celled automatically after switched on. switched on. you have ridden for approxim- Telltale light for left-hand turn Telltale light for right-hand turn ately 10 seconds, or covered a indicators flashes. indicators flashes. distance of about 200 m. Switching on right flashing turn indicators Switch on the ignition. The turn indicators are can- celled automatically after you have ridden for approxim- ately 10 seconds, or covered a distance of about 200 m.
  • 50. Cancelling turn indicators warning flashers for longer than The hazard warning flashers absolutely necessary. are switched on. 4 If you press a turn-indicat- Left/right turn indicator telltale lights flash. 47 or button with the ignition switched on, the turn-indicator Switch off the ignition. function is activated instead of The hazard warning flashers the hazard warning flashers, and continue to operate. Left and right turn indicator Operation remains active until you release the button. The hazard warning telltale lights are off. flashers recommence flashing as soon as the button is released. Switching off hazard Press cancel button 3. warning flashers Flashing turn indicators z switched off. Turn indicator telltale lights are off. Hazard warning flashers Switching on hazard warning flashers Switch on the ignition. Simultaneously press button 1 Press cancel button 3. for left turn indicators and but- Hazard warning flashers The hazard warning flash- ton 2 for right turn indicators. switched off. ers place a strain on the battery. Do not use the hazard
  • 51. Emergency off switch Grip heating OE 4 (kill switch) 48 Operation a Normal operating position (run) 1 Grip-heating switch z b Engine switched off. 1 Emergency off switch (kill switch) You cannot start the engine The handlebar grips have two- unless the kill switch is in stage heating. Grip heating can Operating the kill switch the run position. be activated only when the en- when riding can cause gine is running. the rear wheel to lock and thus The increase in power con- cause a fall. sumption caused by the Do not operate the kill switch grip heating can drain the bat- when riding. tery if you are riding at low en- The emergency off switch is a gine speeds. If the charge level kill switch for switching off the is low, grip heating is switched engine quickly and easily. off to ensure the battery's start- ing capability.
  • 52. Activating ABS function 4 49 Operation 2 Heating off. Press and hold down ABS but- 3 50 % heat output (one dot ton 1. Press and hold down ABS but- visible) ABS warning light starts to ton 1. z 4 100 % heat output (three show. ABS warning light goes out; dots visible) Release the ABS button within if self-diagnosis has not five seconds. completed it starts flashing. BMW Motorrad ABS OE ABS warning light remains Release the ABS button within ON. five seconds. Deactivating ABS function The ABS warning light re- Switch on the ignition, or bring The ABS function is deactiv- mains off or continues to the motorcycle to a stop. ated. flash. The ABS function is activated. Instead of pressing the ABS button, you have the option of switching the ignition off and then on again.
  • 53. If you switch the ignition off The adjusting screw is easi- 4 then on again and the ABS er to turn if you push the light comes back on, there is a clutch lever forward. 50 fault in the ABS. Span between handlebar grip and clutch lever increases. Clutch Turn adjusting screw 1 Adjusting clutch lever counter-clockwise. Operation Attempting to adjust the Span between handlebar grip clutch lever while riding the and clutch lever decreases. motorcycle can lead to accidents. Turn adjusting screw 1 clock- Do not attempt to adjust the Brakes wise. z clutch lever unless the motor- Adjusting handbrake lever The adjusting screw is easi- cycle is at a standstill. er to turn if you push the Changing the position of handbrake lever forward. the brake-fluid reservoir can allow air to penetrate the brake Span between handlebar grip system. and handbrake lever increases. Do not twist the handlebar fitting Turn adjusting screw 1 or the handlebars. counter-clockwise. Span between handlebar grip Attempting to adjust the and handlebar lever decreases. brake lever while riding the motorcycle can lead to accidents. Do not attempt to adjust the Turn adjusting screw 1 clock- brake lever unless the motorcycle wise. is at a standstill.
  • 54. Mirrors Adjusting mirror arm Push the protective cap over Adjusting mirrors the threaded fastener. 4 Spring preload 51 Setting It is essential to set spring pre- load of the rear suspension to Operation suit the load carried by the mo- torcycle. Increase spring preload when the motorcycle is heavily Push protective cap 1 up over loaded and reduce spring preload Turn the mirror to the correct the threaded fastener on the accordingly when the motorcycle z mirror arm. is lightly loaded. position. Slacken nut 2. Turn the mirror arm to the ap- Adjusting spring preload propriate position. for rear wheel Tighten the nut to the spe- Remove the seat ( 55) cified tightening torque, while holding the mirror arm to en- sure that it does not move out of position. Mirror to clamping ele- ment 20 Nm
  • 55. Adjust the damping characteristic 4 to suit spring preload. 52 If you want to increase spring preload, use the tool from the on-board toolkit to turn knob 2 clockwise. If you want to reduce spring Operation preload, use the tool from the on-board toolkit to turn knob 2 Remove on-board toolkit 1. counter-clockwise. Stow on-board toolkit 1. Install the seat ( 55) Basic setting of spring z preload, rear Damping Turn the adjusting screw Damping counter-clockwise as far as it Damping must be adapted to suit will go (Full load of fuel, with the surface on which the motor- rider 85 kg) cycle is ridden and to suit spring preload. An uneven surface requires softer damping than a smooth Your motorcycle's hand- surface. ling will suffer if you do not An increase in spring preload match the spring-preload and requires firmer damping, a re- damping-characteristic settings. duction in spring preload re- quires softer damping.
  • 56. Adjusting damping for Tyres rear wheel Checking tyre pressure 4 Make sure the ground is level 53 and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. Incorrect tyre pressures im- pair the motorcycle's hand- Operation ling characteristics and increase If you want to increase damp- the rate of tyre wear. ing, turn adjusting screw 1 Always check that the tyre pres- clockwise. sures are correct. You adjust the damping char- z acteristic by turning adjusting If you want to reduce damping, At high road speeds, tyre screw 1. turn adjusting screw 1 counter- valves have a tendency to clockwise. open as a result of centrifugal force. Basic setting of rear-sus- pension damping charac- Fit valve caps with rubber seals teristic and screw them on firmly to pre- vent sudden deflation. Turn adjusting screw as far Check tyre pressures against as it will go clockwise, then the data below. back it off 1 1/2 turns. (Full load of fuel, with rider 85 kg)
  • 57. Headlight to suit the weight carried by the 4 Tyre pressure, front Adjusting headlight for motorcycle. 54 driving on left/driving on Consult a specialist work- 2.2 bar (one-up, at tyre tem- shop, preferably an au- right perature 20 °C) thorised BMW Motorrad deal- If the motorcycle is ridden in a er, if you are unsure whether 2.5 bar (two-up and/or with country where the opposite rule the headlight basic setting is luggage, at tyre temperature of the road applies, its asymmet- correct. Operation 20 °C) ric low-beam headlight will tend Tyre pressure, rear to dazzle oncoming traffic. Adjusting headlight beam Have the headlight set accord- throw ingly by a specialist workshop, z 2.5 bar (one-up, at tyre tem- preferably an authorised BMW perature 20 °C) Motorrad dealer. 2.9 bar (two-up and/or with Headlight beam throw and luggage, at tyre temperature spring preload 20 °C) Headlight beam throw is gener- If tyre pressure is too low: ally kept constant when spring Correct tyre pressure. preload is adjusted to suit load. Spring preload adjustment might not suffice only if the motorcycle Slacken screws 1 on left and is very heavily loaded. Under right. these circumstances, headlight Adjust beam throw by tilting beam throw has to be adjusted the headlight slightly about its horizontal axis.
  • 58. Tighten screws 1 on left and Seat right. Removing seat 4 Beam-throw basic setting Make sure the ground is level 55 and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. Operation Lift seat 2 at the front and re- lease the key. Remove the seat and set it z down on the rubber buffers. Slacken screws 1 on left and right. Installing seat Tilt the headlight slightly about its horizontal axis until Use the ignition key to turn arrowhead 2 is pointing toward seat lock 1 counter-clockwise marker 3. and hold it in this position. Tighten screws 1 on left and right. Engage the seat in holders 3.
  • 59. Firmly press down on the seat 4 at the front. The seat engages with an aud- 56 ible click. Helmet holder Remove the seat ( 55) Operation The helmet catch can scratch the panelling. z Make sure the lock is out of the way when you hook the helmet into position. If it is attached on the left side of the motorcycle, there is a possibility of the hel- Pass the wire rope available as met being damaged by the hot an optional accessory through end silencer. the helmet and slip both eyes If possible, attach the helmet of the wire rope over a helmet on the right-hand side of the holder 1. motorcycle. Work both helmet and wire rope to the rear. Install the seat ( 55)
  • 60. Riding Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 5 57 Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Riding Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Parking your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 z Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Securing motorcycle for transporta- tion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
  • 61. Safety instructions Settings of the spring-strut and Do not ride your motorcycle after 5 Rider's equipment shock-absorber system consuming alcohol, drugs and/or Imbalanced load medication. 58 Do not ride without the correct Loose clothing clothing. Always wear: Insufficient tyre pressure Risk of poisoning Helmet Poor tyre tread Exhaust fumes contain carbon Motorcycling jacket and Etc. monoxide, which is colourless trousers and odourless but highly toxic. Riding Gloves Correct loading Inhaling the exhaust fumes Boots Overloading and imbal- therefore represents a z anced loads can adversely health hazard and can even This applies even to short jour- neys, and to every season of the affect the motorcycle's handling. cause loss of consciousness with year. Your authorised BMW Mo- Do not exceed the permissible fatal consequences. torrad dealer will be glad to ad- gross weight and be sure to Do not inhale exhaust fumes. vise you on the correct clothing comply with the instructions on Do not run the engine in an en- for every purpose. loading. closed space. Speed Alcohol and drugs High voltage If you ride at high speed, always Even small amounts of Touching live parts of the bear in mind that various bound- alcohol or drugs will ad- ignition system with the ary conditions can adversely af- versely affect your perception engine running can cause electric fect the handling of your motor- and your ability to assess situ- shock. cycle: ations and make decisions, and Do not touch parts of the igni- slow down your reflexes. Med- tion system when the engine is ication can exacerbate these ef- running. fects.
  • 62. Catalytic converter Risk of fire Tampering with the If misfiring causes unburned fuel Temperatures at the exhaust are control unit of the 5 to enter the catalytic converter, high. electronic engine- 59 there is a danger of overheating Flammable materials (e.g. management system and damage. hay, leaves, grass, clothing Tampering with the engine For this reason, observe the fol- and luggage, etc.) could ignite control unit can damage lowing points: if allowed to come into contact the motorcycle and cause acci- Do not run the fuel tank dry. Riding with the hot exhaust pipe. dents. Do not attempt to start or run Do not permit flammable materi- Do not tamper with the engine the engine with a spark-plug als to come into contact with the cap disconnected. control unit. z hot exhaust system. Stop the engine immediately if Tampering with the engine Cooling would be control unit can result in it misfires. inadequate if the engine mechanical loads that the mo- Use only unleaded fuel. were allowed to idle for a lengthy torcycle's components are not Comply with all specified main- period with the motorcycle at designed to withstand. Damage tenance intervals. a standstill: overheating would caused in this way is not covered Unburned fuel will destroy result. In extreme cases, the by the warranty. the catalytic converter. motorcycle could catch fire. Do not tamper with the engine Note the points listed for protec- Do not allow the engine to idle control unit. tion of the catalytic converter. unnecessarily. Ride away imme- diately after starting the engine.
  • 63. Checklist Starting Starting engine 5 Use the following checklist to Side stand 60 check important functions, set- You cannot start the motorcycle tings and wear limits before you with the side stand extended and ride off. a gear engaged. The engine will Brakes switch itself off if you start it with Brake-fluid levels, front and rear the gearbox in neutral and then Riding Clutch engage a gear before retracting Damping-characteristic setting the side stand. z and spring preload Tyre-tread depth and tyre Gearbox Kill switch in run position a. pressures You can start the engine when Gearbox lubrication is en- Cases correctly installed and the gearbox is in neutral or if you sured only when the engine luggage secured pull the clutch with a gear en- is running. Inadequate lubrica- gaged. Do not pull the clutch un- tion can result in damage to the At regular intervals: til after you have switched on the gearbox. Engine oil level (every refuelling ignition, as otherwise the engine Do not allow the motorcycle to stop) will refuse to start. When the roll for a lengthy period of time or Brake-pad wear (every third gearbox is in neutral, the green push it a long distance with the refuelling stop) neutral telltale light is on and the engine switched off. gear indicator in the multifunction display shows N. Switch on the ignition. Pre-ride check is performed. ( 61)
  • 64. with BMW Motorrad ABS OE The start attempt is auto- At the same time, the following Switch on the ignition. matically interrupted if bat- warning lights and telltale lights 5 Pre-ride check is performed. tery voltage is too low. Recharge are switched on in succession: the battery before you start the Telltale light for high-beam 61 ( 61) ABS self-diagnosis is engine, or use jump leads and a headlight and left turn indicator performed. ( 62) donor battery to start. telltale light The engine starts. General warning light, showing yellow, and neutral telltale light Riding If the engine refuses to start, consult the troubleshooting Warning light for fuel down to chart in the section entitled reserve and right turn indicator "Technical data". ( 122) telltale light z Warning light for oil pressure Pre-ride check with BMW Motorrad ABS OE The instrument cluster runs a test of the instruments and the ABS warning light telltale and warning lights when Phase 2 Press starter button 1. the ignition is switched on. This General warning light If ambient temperatures are Pre-Ride-Check, as it is known, changes from yellow to red. very low, you might find it is aborted as soon you start the necessary to open the throttle engine. Phase 3 slightly when starting the engine. The rev. counter and speedo- Phase 1 At ambient temperatures below meter needles both swing back 0 °C, disengage the clutch after The rev. counter and speedo- meter needles both swing to the to rest. At the same time, all the switching on the ignition. warning lights and telltale lights limit values on their scales. switched on in the initial phase
  • 65. are switched off in reverse se- few metres for the wheel sensors If an indicator showing an ABS 5 quence. to be tested. fault appears when ABS self-dia- gnosis completes: 62 If a needle did not move or if a Phase 1 You can continue to ride. Bear warning light or telltale light did Test of the diagnosis-compat- in mind that the ABS function not show as specified above: ible system components with is not available. Some malfunctions cannot the motorcycle at a standstill. Have the fault rectified as be indicated if one of the ABS warning light flashes. quickly as possible by a Riding warning lights fails to show. specialist workshop, preferably Make sure that all the warning Possible national variant of an authorised BMW Motorrad z and telltale lights come on in the the ABS warning light. dealer. pre-ride check. Have the fault rectified as Phase 2 Running in quickly as possible by a Test of the wheel sensors as The first 1000 km specialist workshop, preferably the motorcycle pulls away from While running in the motor- an authorised BMW Motorrad rest. cycle, vary the throttle opening dealer. ABS warning light flashes. and engine-speed range fre- ABS self-diagnosis OE quently. Possible national variant of Try to do most of your rid- BMW Motorrad ABS performs the ABS warning light. ing during this initial period on self-diagnosis to ensure its op- twisting, fairly hilly roads, avoid- erability. Self-diagnosis is per- ABS self-diagnosis ing high-speed main roads and formed automatically when you completed highways if possible. switch on the ignition. The mo- torcycle has to move forward a The ABS warning light goes out.
  • 66. Exceeding the specified en- efficiency by exerting greater Brakes gine speeds while running pressure on the levers. How can stopping 5 in will lead to increased engine New brake pads can ex- wear. distance be minimised? 63 tend stopping distance by a Keep to the specified engine Each time the brakes are applied, significant margin. speeds for running in. a load distribution shift takes Apply the brakes in good time. place with the load shifting for- Do not exceed the rpm limits Tyres ward from the rear to the front Riding recommended for running in. wheel. The sharper the motor- New tyres have a smooth sur- cycle decelerates, the more load Running-in speed face. This must be roughened by riding in a restrained manner at is shifted to the front wheel. The z higher the wheel load, the more <5000 min-1 various heel angles until the tyres braking force can be transmitted are run in. This running in pro- without the wheel locking. No full-load acceleration. cedure is essential if the tyres are Avoid low engine speeds at full To optimise stopping distance, to achieve maximum grip. load. apply the front brakes rapidly and Do not omit the first inspection Tyres do not have their full keep on increasing the force you after 500 - 1200 km. grip when new and there apply to the brake lever. This is a risk of accidents at extreme makes the best possible use of Brake pads angles of heel. the dynamic increase in load at New brake pads must "bed Avoid extreme angles of heel. the front wheel. Remember to down" and therefore do not pull the clutch at the same time. achieve their optimum friction In the "panic braking situations" levels during the first 500 km. that are trained so frequently You can compensate for this braking force is applied as rap- initial reduction in braking idly as possible and with the
  • 67. rider's full force applied to the and make use of the engine's Oil or grease on brakes 5 brake levers; under these circum- braking effect as well. Oil and grease on the brake stances the dynamic shift in load 64 discs and pads considerably distribution cannot keep pace Wet brakes diminish braking efficiency. with the increase in deceleration After the motorcycle has Especially after repair and main- and the tyres cannot transmit been washed, ridden tenance work, make sure that the the full braking force to the sur- through water or ridden in brake discs and brake pads are face of the road. The front wheel the rain, the brake discs and Riding free of oil and grease. locks and the imminent risk of a pads might be wet and the fall increases. brakes might not take effect Dirt or mud on brakes z immediately. with BMW Motorrad ABS OE When riding on loose sur- Apply the brakes in good time ABS has to intervene to keep faces or muddy roads, the until the brakes have dried out. the front wheel from locking; this brakes may fail to take effect increases stopping distance. immediately because of dirt or Salt on brakes moisture on the discs or brake Descending mountain The brakes may fail to take pads. passes effect immediately if the Apply the brakes in good time motorcycle was ridden on salt- until the brakes have been There is a danger of the covered roads and the brakes cleaned. brakes fading if you use were not applied for some time. only the rear brakes when des- The brake pads will wear Apply the brakes in good time cending mountain passes. Under more rapidly if you ride fre- until the salt layer on the brake extreme conditions, the brakes quently on unsurfaced tracks or discs and brake pads has been could overheat and suffer severe poor roads. removed. damage. Check the thickness of the brake Use both front and rear brakes,
  • 68. pads more frequently and replace motorcycle with the side stand On a gradient, the motor- the brake pads in good time. extended. cycle should always face 5 Slowly lean the motorcycle to uphill; select 1st gear. Parking your 65 the side until its weight is taken Lock the steering lock. motorcycle by the stand and dismount to the left. Removing motorcycle Placing motorcycle on from side stand side stand If the motorcycle is on the Riding side stand, the surface of Unlock the steering lock. If the ground is soft or un- From the left, grip the handle- the ground will determine wheth- even, there is no guaran- bars with both hands. er it is better to turn the handle- z tee that the motorcycle will rest bars to the left or right. However, Pull the handbrake lever. firmly on the stand. the motorcycle is more stable on Swing your right leg over the Always check that the ground a level surface with the handle- seat and lift the motorcycle to under the stand is level and bars turned to the left than with the upright position. firm. the handlebars turned to the Hold the motorcycle upright Switch off the engine. right. and balanced. Pull the handbrake lever. On level ground, always turn the An extended side stand can Hold the motorcycle upright handlebars to the left to set the catch on the ground when and balanced. steering lock. the motorcycle is moving and Use your left foot to extend the Turn the handlebars to full left lead to a fall. side stand fully. or right lock. Retract the side stand before The side stand is designed Check that the motorcycle is moving the motorcycle. to support only the weight standing firmly. Sit on the motorcycle and use of the motorcycle. your left foot to retract the side Do not lean or sit on the stand.
  • 69. Placing motorcycle on Excessive movements Refuelling 5 centre stand OE could cause the centre Fuel is highly flammable. A stand to retract, and the 66 If the ground is soft or un- naked flame close to the motorcycle would topple in even, there is no guaran- fuel tank can cause a fire or ex- consequence. tee that the motorcycle will rest plosion. Do not lean or sit on the mo- firmly on the stand. Do not smoke. Never bring a torcycle with the centre stand Always check that the ground naked flame near the fuel tank. extended. Riding under the stand is level and Fuel expands when hot. firm. Check that the motorcycle is Fuel escaping from an standing firmly. z Switch off the engine. overfilled tank could make its way Lock the steering lock. Dismount and keep your left onto the rear tyre. This could hand on the left handlebar grip. Removing motorcycle cause a fall. With your right hand, grip the from centre stand OE Do not fill the tank past the bot- rear grab handle or the rear tom edge of the filler neck. Unlock the steering lock. frame. Fuel attacks plastics, which Place your left hand on the left Use your right foot on the pin become dull or unsightly. handlebar grip. of the centre stand to press Wipe off plastic parts immediately With your right hand, grip the the stand down until its curved if they come into contact with rear grab handle or the rear feet touch the ground. fuel. frame. Place your full body weight on Push the motorcycle forward Leaded fuel will destroy the the centre stand and at the off the centre stand. catalytic converter. same time pull the motorcycle to the rear. Check that the centre stand Use only unleaded fuel. has fully retracted.
  • 70. Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- Usable fuel capacity 5 cycle on its side stand. 67 The volume of the tank can approx. 16 l be utilised to the full only when the motorcycle is propped Reserve fuel on its side stand. Riding ≥4 l Refuel with fuel of the grade Press the fuel tank cap down stated below; do not fill the firmly to close. z tank past the bottom edge of Remove the key and close the the filler neck. protective cap. Recommended fuel Securing motorcycle grade for transportation 95 ROZ/RON (Super un- Make sure that all components Open the protective cap. leaded) that might come into contact Open the fuel tank cap with with straps used to secure the with regular unleaded (RON the ignition key by turning it motorcycle are adequately pro- 91) OE counter-clockwise. tected against scratching. Use 91 ROZ/RON (Regular adhesive tape or soft cloths, for unleaded (fuel grade, example, for this purpose. usable with power- and consumption-related restrictions))
  • 71. 5 68 Riding The motorcycle can topple Risk of damaging compon- At the rear, secure the straps z to the rear frame on both sides and fall on its side. ents. Make sure that the motorcycle Take care not to trap and tighten the straps. cannot topple sideways. components such as brake lines Tighten all the straps uniformly; or wires. the motorcycle's suspension Push the motorcycle onto the should be compressed as transportation flat and hold it in At the front, secure the straps tightly as possible front and position: do not place it on the to the bottom fork bridge on rear. side stand or centre stand. both sides and tighten the straps.
  • 72. Engineering details Brake system with BMW Motorrad 6 ABS OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 69 Engineering details z
  • 73. Brake system with to turn and directional stability is registers the actual circum- 6 BMW Motorrad ABS OE is maintained irrespective of the stances, the system reacts in- condition of the road surface. stantly and adjusts braking force 70 How does ABS work? accordingly to achieve optimum The amount of braking force that What are the effects of braking. can be transferred to the road surface irregularities? depends on factors hat include Humps and surface irregularit- Rear wheel lift the coefficient of friction of the ies can cause the wheels to lose Under very severe and sudden Engineering details road surface. Loose stones, ice contact temporarily with the road deceleration, however, under cer- and snow or a wet road all have surface; if this happens the brak- tain circumstances it is possible much lower coefficients of fric- ing force that can be transmit- that the BMW Motorrad ABS will tion than a clean, dry asphalt sur- ted to the road can drop to zero. be unable to prevent the rear face. The lower the coefficient If the brakes are applied under wheel from lifting clear of the of friction, the longer the braking these circumstances the ABS ground.If this happens the out- distance. has to reduce braking force to come can be a highsiding situ- If the rider increases braking ensure that directional stability ation in which the motorcycle can pressure to the extent that brak- is maintained when the wheels flip over. z ing force exceeds the maxim- regain contact with the road sur- Severe braking can cause um transferrable limit, the wheels face. At this instant the BMW the rear wheel to lift off the start to lock and the motorcycle Motorrad ABS must assume an ground. loses its directional stability; a fall extremely low coefficient of fric- When you brake, bear in mind is imminent. Before this situation tion, so that the wheels will con- that ABS control cannot be relied can occur, ABS intervenes and tinue to rotate under all imagin- on in all circumstances to prevent adapts braking pressure to the able circumstances, because this the rear wheel from lifting clear of maximum transferrable braking is the precondition for ensuring the ground. force, so the wheels continue directional stability. As soon as
  • 74. What is the design riding conditions can lead to a What significance baseline for BMW fault message being issued. devolves on regular 6 Motorrad ABS? Exceptional riding maintenance? conditions: 71 Within the limits imposed by Invariably, a technical sys- physics, BMW Motorrad ABS en- Riding for a lengthy period with tem cannot perform beyond sures directional stability on any the front wheel lifted off the the abilities dictated by its level surface. The system is not op- ground (wheelie). of maintenance. Rear wheel rotating with the Engineering details timised for special requirements In order to ensure that the BMW that apply under extreme com- motorcycle held stationary by Motorrad ABS is always main- petitive situations off-road or on applying the front brake (burn- tained in optimum condition, it the track. out). is essential for you to comply Heating up with the motorcycle strictly with the specified inspec- Special situations on the centre stand or an auxil- tion intervals. The speeds of the front and rear iary stand, engine idling or with wheels are compared as one a gear engaged. Reserves for safety means of detecting a wheel's Rear wheel locked for a lengthy The potentially shorter braking incipient tendency to lock. If the period, for example while des- z distances which BMW Motorrad system registers implausible val- cending off-road. ABS permits must not be used ues for a lengthy period the ABS as an excuse for careless riding. If a fault message is issued on function is deactivated for safety ABS is primarily a means of en- account of exceptional riding reasons and an ABS fault mes- suring a safety margin in genuine conditions as outlined above, you sage is issued. Self-diagnos- emergencies. can reactivate the ABS function is has to complete before fault by switching the ignition off and Take care when cornering. When messages can be issued. on again. you apply the brakes on a corner, In addition to problems with the the motorcycle's weight and BMW Motorrad ABS, exceptional
  • 75. momentum take over and even 6 BMW Motorrad ABS is unable to counteract their effects. 72 Engineering details z
  • 76. Accessories General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 7 73 Power socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Case OA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Accessories Topcase OA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 z
  • 77. General instructions without constituting a safety haz- Power socket 7 BMW Motorrad recommends ard. Country-specific official au- Ratings thorisation does not suffice as 74 the use of parts and accessories assurance. Tests conducted by for your motorcycle that are ap- these instances cannot make proved by BMW for this purpose. provision for all operating con- Genuine BMW parts and ac- ditions experienced by BMW mo- cessories and other products torcycles and, consequently, they Accessories which BMW has approved can are not sufficient in some circum- be obtained from your authorised stances. BMW Motorrad dealer, together Use only parts and accessor- with expert advice on their install- ies approved by BMW for your ation and use. motorcycle. The supply to socket 1 is cut off z These parts and products have Whenever you are planning automatically if battery voltage been tested by BMW for safety, function and suitability. BMW modifications, comply with all is low or the load exceeds the accepts product liability for them. the legal requirements. Make maximum rating. Conversely, BMW is unable to sure that the motorcycle does Operating electrical accept any liability whatsoever not infringe national road-vehicle construction and use regulations. accessories for parts and accessories which it has not approved. You can start using electrical ac- cessories only when the ignition BMW Motorrad cannot is switched on. The accessory assess each non-BMW remains operational if the ignition product to determine wheth- is subsequently switched off. In er it can be used on or in con- order to ensure that the drain on nection with BMW motorcycles the on-board power supply sys-
  • 78. tem is minimised, the supply to Luggage speed limit for riding with cases the power socket is cut off ap- Correct loading on the motorcycle. 7 proximately 15 minutes after the Overloading and imbal- Payload of cases 75 ignition is switched off, and it is also temporarily interrupted dur- anced loads can adversely ing the start procedure. affect the motorcycle's handling. max 8 kg Do not exceed the permissible Cable routing gross weight and be sure to Maximum permissible Accessories The cables from the power sock- comply with the instructions on speed for riding with et to the auxiliary device must be loading. cases fitted to the motorcycle routed in such a way that they: Set spring preload, damping max 160 km/h Do not impede the rider characteristic and tyre pres- Do not restrict or obstruct the sures to suit total weight. with topcase OA z steering angle and handling with case OA characteristics Note the maximum permiss- Ensure that the case volumes ible payload of the topcase and Cannot be trapped on the left and right are equal. the speed limit for riding with a Incorrectly routed cables Make sure that the weight is topcase on the motorcycle. can impede the rider. uniformly distributed between right and left. Payload of topcase Route the cables as described above. Pack heavy items at the bot- tom of the cases and toward max 5 kg the inboard side. Note the maximum permissible payload of the cases and the
  • 79. the speed limit for riding with a Lashing luggage 7 Maximum permissible speed for riding with top- rear softbag on the motorcycle. 76 case fitted to the motorcycle Payload of rear softbag max 160 km/h max 1.5 kg with tank rucksack OA Note the maximum permissible Maximum permissible Accessories payload of the tank rucksack speed for riding with the and the speed limit for riding rear softbag fitted to the mo- with a tank rucksack on the torcycle Loop the luggage straps over motorcycle. max 130 km/h the bar between the motor- z Payload of tank rucksack cycle and stops 1. max 5 kg Maximum permissible speed for riding with the tank rucksack fitted to the mo- torcycle max 130 km/h with rear softbag OA Note the maximum permissible payload of the rear softbag and
  • 80. Case OA Opening cases 7 77 Accessories Position luggage strap 2 as Press the ribbed part of rocker shown here with a stuffbag as switch 4. example. Hold the rocker switch down Check that the luggage is se- Turn key 1 in the case lock to and open the lid of the case. right angles with the forward z cure. direction of travel. Hold down latch 2 and pull up carrying handle 3.
  • 81. Closing cases Push carry handle 2 down. Pivot lever at top limit position: 7 The handle engages with an minimum volume. audible click. Pivot lever at bottom limit posi- 78 Turn the key in the case lock tion: maximum volume. in line with the forward direc- tion of travel and remove the Removing cases key from the lock. Accessories Adjusting case volume Turn the lock with the key until it is at right angles to the for- z ward direction of travel. Close case lid 1. The lid engages with an aud- ible click. Turn key 1 in the case lock to right angles with the forward Closing the carry handle direction of travel. while the case lock is in Open the case. Hold down latch 2 and pull up line with the forward direction of Remove all its contents from carrying handle 3. travel can result in damage to the the case. locking tongue. To adjust the volume of the Make sure that the case lock is case, engage pivot lever 1 at at right angles to the forward dir- the top or bottom limit position, ection of travel when you close as applicable. the carry handle.
  • 82. Installing case 7 79 Accessories Pull red release lever 4 up. Pull red release lever 4 up. Latching flap 5 pops up. Turn key 1 in the case lock to Latching flap 5 pops up. Fully open latching flap 5. right angles with the forward Fully open latching flap 5. Take a grip of the carry handle direction of travel. z and ease the case clear of Hold down latch 2 and pull up the mushroom head and the carrying handle 3. curved tubular section. Engage anchorage 6 on curved tubular section 7.
  • 83. Tilt the case up and set it on Turn the key in the case lock 7 mushroom head 8, until mush- in line with the forward direc- room head 8 is at the rear end tion of travel and remove the 80 of anchorage 9. key from the lock. Topcase OA Opening topcase Accessories Press the ribbed part of rocker switch 4. Hold the rocker down and open the lid of the topcase. z Then push latching flap 5 down while pivoting red release lever 4 down. The latching flap engages. Turn key 1 in the topcase lock Make sure that the case is until it is at right angles to the now latched in position on the road surface. mushroom head. Hold down latch 2 and pull out Push the carry handle down carry handle 3. until closed. The handle engages with an audible click.
  • 84. Closing topcase The handle engages with an Pivot lever at rear limit position audible click. (toward carry handle): minimum 7 Turn the key in the topcase volume. 81 lock until it is parallel with the Pivot lever at front limit position road surface and remove the (toward bottom of topcase): key. maximum volume. Adjusting topcase volume Removing topcase Accessories Turn the key in the topcase lock until it is at right angles to the road surface. z Close topcase lid 1. The lid engages with an aud- ible click. Closing the carry handle Open the topcase. Turn key 1 in the topcase lock while the topcase lock is Remove all its contents from until it is at right angles to the vertical can result in damage to the topcase. road surface. the locking tongue. To adjust the volume of the Hold down latch 2 and pull out Make sure that the topcase lock topcase, engage pivot lever 1 carry handle 3. is horizontal when you close the at the front or rear limit posi- carry handle. tion, as applicable. Push carry handle 2 up.
  • 85. Installing topcase 7 82 Accessories Pull red lever 4. Pull red lever 4. Latching flap 5 is unlocked. Turn key 1 in the topcase lock Latching flap 5 is unlocked. Fully open latching flap 5 with until it is at right angles to the Fully open latching flap 5 with your hand. road surface. your hand. z Take a firm grip of the handle Hold down latch 2 and pull out and remove the topcase. carry handle 3.
  • 86. Push red lever 4 in. Latching flap 5 is secured. 7 Check that the topcase is se- 83 cure. Close the carry handle and lock the topcase. Accessories Engage the topcase in front holders 6 of the topcase carrier plate. z Push the rear of the topcase onto the topcase carrier plate and engage latching flap 5.
  • 87. z 84 7 Accessories
  • 88. Maintenance General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 8 85 Toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Maintenance Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 z Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Air filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
  • 89. General instructions Toolkit On-board toolkit service 8 The "Maintenance" chapter de- Toolkit kit OA 86 scribes straightforward proced- ures for checking and replacing certain wear parts. Special tightening torques are lis- ted as applicable. The tightening Maintenance torques for the threaded fasten- ers on your motorcycle are listed in the section entitled "Technical data". You will find information on more 1 Extending tool holder extensive maintenance and re- 1 Screwdriver handle z 2 Reversible screwdriver blade holds all tools by means of pair work in the Repair Manual adapters, and for removing on DVD/CD-ROM (RepROM) for With star-head and plain-tip the spark plug your motorcycle, which is avail- ends 2 1/4" bits able from your authorised BMW 3 Open-ended spanner Bits of various sizes Motorrad dealer. Width across flats 17 3 3/8" adapter for socket- 4 Torx wrench, T40 head screws, w/f 22 Some of the work calls for spe- 5 Reversible screwdriver blade cial tools and a thorough know- for removing the quick-re- With star-head and Torx ledge of motorcycles. If you lease axle from the front T25 are in doubt consult a specialist wheel workshop, preferably your author- 4 Electric torch ised BMW Motorrad dealer.
  • 90. 5 Socket the engine will be operated with Open-ended spanners of the incorrect quantity of oil. 8 various sizes In order to ensure that the en- gine oil level is read correctly, 87 6 Adapter To accommodate the 1/ check the oil level only after a 4" bits and the 9x12 mm lengthy trip. and the 3/8" universal-joint Wipe the area around the oil adapter Maintenance filler neck clean. Allow the engine to idle until Engine oil the fan starts up, then allow it Remove oil dipstick 1 by turn- Checking engine oil level to idle one minute longer. ing it counter-clockwise. Switch off the ignition. The engine can seize if the Make sure the engine is at op- oil level is low, and this can erating temperature and hold z lead to accidents. the motorcycle upright. Always make sure that the oil with centre stand OE level is correct. Check that the engine is at op- The oil level varies with the erating temperature, make sure temperature of the oil. The the ground is level and firm higher the temperature, the high- and place the motorcycle on its er the level of oil in the sump. centre stand. Checking the oil level with the Use a dry cloth to wipe gauge engine cold or after no more than length 2 clean a short ride will lead to misinter- pretation; this in turn, means that
  • 91. Seat the oil dipstick on the oil Topping up engine oil Do not ride the motorcycle if you 8 filler neck, but do not engage Check the engine oil level have any doubts about the de- the threads. ( 87) pendability of the brake system. 88 Remove the oil dipstick and Under these circumstances have check the oil level. the brake system checked by a specialist workshop, preferably Engine oil level an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer. Maintenance Engine oil, 10W-40 Incorrect working practices 0.4 l (Difference between endanger the reliability of MIN and MAX marks on the the brakes. oil dipstick) Have all work on the brake sys- z If the oil level is below the MIN tem performed by a specialist Pour engine oil in through filler workshop, preferably an author- mark: neck 1 until it reaches the spe- ised BMW Motorrad dealer. Top up the engine oil ( 88) cified level. If the oil level is above the MAX Install the oil dipstick. Checking operation of mark: brakes Have the oil level corrected by Brake system Pull the handbrake lever. a specialist workshop, prefer- Dependability of the brake The pressure point must be ably an authorised BMW Mo- system clearly perceptible. torrad dealer. A fully functional brake system is Press the footbrake lever. a basic requirement for the road The pressure point must be safety of your motorcycle. clearly perceptible.
  • 92. If pressure points are not clearly their thickness. Viewing direc- preferably an authorised BMW perceptible: tion: Between wheel and fork Motorrad dealer. 8 Have the brakes checked by a tube toward brake caliper 1. specialist workshop, preferably Checking brake pad 89 an authorised BMW Motorrad thickness, rear brakes dealer. Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- Brake pads cycle on its stand. Maintenance Checking brake-pad thickness, front brakes Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. Brake-pad wear limit, z front min 1.0 mm (Friction pad only, without backing plate. The wear indicators (grooves) must be clearly Visually inspect brake pads 1 visible.) from the right to ascertain their thickness. If the wear indicating marks are no longer clearly visible: Visually inspect the left and Have the brake pads replaced right brake pads to ascertain by a specialist workshop,
  • 93. Brake fluid Wear of the brake pads 8 Checking brake-fluid causes the brake fluid level in the reservoir to sink. 90 level, front brakes Make sure the ground is level and firm and hold the motor- cycle upright. with centre stand OE Maintenance Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- Brake-pad wear limit, rear cycle on its centre stand. Move the handlebars to the min 1.0 mm (Friction pad straight-ahead position. z only, without backing plate. Brake fluid level, front The wear indicators must be (visual inspection) clearly visible.) DOT4 brake fluid If the wear indicating mark is no It is impermissible for the longer visible: brake fluid level to drop be- Have the brake pads replaced low the MIN mark. by a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW If the brake fluid level drops be- Motorrad dealer. low the permitted level: Have the defect rectified as Check the brake fluid level in quickly as possible by a spe- front reservoir 1. cialist workshop, preferably
  • 94. an authorised BMW Motorrad Wear of the brake pads an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer. causes the brake fluid level dealer. 8 in the reservoir to sink. Checking brake-fluid Coolant 91 level, rear brakes Checking coolant level Make sure the ground is level Make sure the ground is level and firm and hold the motor- and firm and place the motor- cycle upright. Maintenance cycle on its stand. with centre stand OE Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- cycle on its centre stand. Brake fluid level, rear z (visual inspection) DOT4 brake fluid It is impermissible for the brake fluid level to drop be- Check the coolant level in ex- low the MIN mark. pansion tank 1. Viewing direc- tion: Between windscreen and If the brake fluid level drops be- right side panel. Check the brake fluid level in low the permitted level: rear reservoir 1. Have the defect rectified as quickly as possible by a spe- cialist workshop, preferably
  • 95. Turn the cap of the coolant minimum permissible tread 8 filler neck clockwise to close. depth. 92 Make sure the ground is level Clutch and firm and place the motor- Checking clutch operation cycle on its stand. Pull the clutch lever. Measure the tyre tread depth The pressure point must be in the main tread grooves with Maintenance clearly perceptible. wear marks. If the pressure point is not clearly Tyres have wear indicators Coolant, specified level perceptible: integrated into the main Have the clutch checked by a tread grooves. The tyre is worn specialist workshop, preferably out when the tyre tread has worn Antifreeze an authorised BMW Motorrad down to the level of the marks. z dealer. The locations of the marks are between MIN and MAX marks on the expansion tank indicated on the edge of the tyre, If the coolant level is too low: Tyres e.g. by the letters TI, TWI or by an arrow. Top up the coolant. Checking tyre tread depth If the tyre tread no longer com- Your motorcycle's handling Topping up coolant plies with the minimum legally and grip can be impaired Turn the cap of the coolant required tread depth: even before the tyres wear to filler neck counter-clockwise to the minimum tyre tread depth Replace tyre. open. permitted by law. Using a suitable funnel, top up Have the tyres changed in good with coolant until the level is time before they wear to the correct.
  • 96. Rims If the notes vary: Clean the drive chain with a Visual inspection Have the spokes checked by a suitable cleaning product, dry it 8 specialist workshop, preferably and apply chain lubricant. Make sure the ground is level Wipe off excess lubricant. 93 an authorised BMW Motorrad and firm and place the motor- dealer. cycle on its stand. Checking chain tension Visually inspect the rims for Chain Make sure the ground is level defects. and firm and place the motor- Maintenance Have damaged rims checked Lubricating chain cycle on its stand. and, if necessary, replaced by a Dirt, dust and inadequate specialist workshop, preferably lubrication will result in ac- an authorised BMW Motorrad celerated wear and significantly dealer. shorten the drive chain's useful life. z Checking spokes Clean and lubricate the drive Make sure the ground is level chain at regular intervals. and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. Lubricate the drive chain every 1000 km at the latest. Lubric- Draw the handle of a screw- ate the chain more frequently if driver or a similar instrument the motorcycle is ridden in wet, Use a screwdriver to push the across the spokes and listen chain up and down and meas- dusty or dirty conditions. to the notes of the individual ure difference A. spokes. Switch the ignition off and se- lect neutral.
  • 97. Make sure that scale read- 8 Chain deflection ings 4 are the same on left and right. 94 Tighten locknuts 2 on left and 35...45 mm (Motorcycle with no weight applied, supported right by turning them clock- on its side stand) wise. If measured value is outside per- Locknut of the final-drive Maintenance mitted tolerance: chain tensioning screw Adjust the chain tension ( 94) Slacken quick-release axle 19 Nm nut 1. Tighten quick-release axle Adjusting chain tension Slacken locknuts 2 on left and nut 1 to the specified tight- Make sure the ground is level right by turning them counter- ening torque. z and firm and place the motor- clockwise. cycle on its stand. Use adjusting screws 3 on left Rear quick-release axle in and right to adjust chain ten- swinging arm sion. 100 Nm Turning screws clockwise: re- duces chain tension. Checking chain wear Turning screws counter-clock- Make sure the ground is level wise: increases chain tension. and firm and place the motor- Check the chain tension cycle on its stand. ( 93)
  • 98. Wheels grammed into the control unit Tyre recommendation and are fundamental to all cal- 8 culations. Any change in these For each size of tyre BMW Mo- influencing variables, caused for 95 torrad tests certain makes, and example by a switch to wheels approves those that it certifies other than those installed ex- as roadworthy. If BMW Motorrad works, can have serious effects has not approved the wheels and on the performance of the sys- Maintenance tyres, it cannot assess their suit- tem. ability or provide any guarantee The sensor rings are essential for Pull the chain back at the rear- of road safety. most point of the sprocket. correct road-speed calculation, Use only wheels and tyres ap- and they too must match the The tips of the sprocket teeth proved by BMW Motorrad for motorcycle's system and con- must remain inside the chain your type of motorcycle. sequently cannot be changed. z links. You can obtain detailed informa- If you decide that you would like If the chain can be pulled back tion from your authorised BMW to fit non-standard wheels to far enough to expose the tips of Motorrad dealer or on the Inter- your motorcycle, it is very im- the sprocket teeth: net at www.bmw-motorrad.com. portant to consult a specialist Consult a specialist workshop, workshop beforehand, preferably preferably an authorised BMW Effect of wheel size an authorised BMW Motorrad Motorrad dealer. on suspension-control dealer. In some cases, the data systems programmed into the control unit Wheel size is very important as a can be changed to suit the new parameter for the ABS. In partic- wheel sizes. ular, the diameter and the width of a motorcycle's wheels are pro-
  • 99. Remove the front wheel Remove securing screws 1 Place the motorcycle on a suit- 8 Make sure the ground is level from the right brake caliper. able auxiliary stand. and firm and place the motor- with centre stand OE 96 cycle on its stand. Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- cycle on its centre stand. with BMW Motorrad ABS OE Maintenance Force the brake pads slightly z apart by rocking brake caliper 2 Once the calipers have back and forth A against brake been removed, there is disc 3. a risk of the brake pads being Mask off the parts of the wheel pressed together to the extent rim that could be scratched in Remove screw 1 and remove that they cannot be slipped back the process of removing the the ABS sensor from its bore. over the brake disc on reas- brake caliper. Carefully pull the brake caliper Raise front of motorcycle until sembly. back and out until clear of the the front wheel can turn freely. Do not operate the handbrake brake disc. BMW Motorrad recommends lever when the brake calipers the BMW Motorrad front-wheel have been removed. stand for lifting the motorcycle.
  • 100. Install the front wheel stand Slacken left axle clamping ( 102) screws 4. 8 Push the axle in as far as it will go. 97 Maintenance Remove spacing bushing 6 from the left-hand side of the wheel hub. Slacken right axle clamping screws 2. Installing front wheel z Remove axle 5, while support- Threaded fasteners not ing the wheel. tightened to the specified Do not remove the grease from torque can work loose or their the axle. threads can suffer damage. Roll the front wheel forward to Always have the security of the remove. fasteners checked by a specialist workshop, preferably an author- ised BMW Motorrad dealer. Remove axle screw 3.
  • 101. 8 98 Maintenance Slip spacing bushing 6 onto Raise the front wheel and in- Install axle screw 3 and tight- the left-hand side of the wheel sert axle 5 until seated. en to the specified tightening hub. Tighten right axle clamping torque. The front wheel must be screws 2 to the specified z Quick-release axle, front, installed right way round to torque or install a suitable in axle holder rotate in the correct direction. tool to counter-hold for the Note the direction-of-rotation ar- next step in the assembly 30 Nm rows on the tyre or the wheel procedure. Tighten left axle clamping rim. Clamp of quick-release screws 4 to the specified Roll the front wheel into posi- axle tightening torque. tion between the forks, making Clamp of quick-release sure that the brake disc passes Tightening sequence: 2x each side, alternately axle between the brake pads of the brake caliper on the left. 19 Nm Tightening sequence: 2x each side, alternately
  • 102. Clamp of quick-release axle 8 99 19 Nm Maintenance Tighten securing screws 1 to Tighten right axle clamping the specified tightening torque. screws 2 to the specified tight- ening torque. Brake caliper to fork leg Clamp of quick-release z axle If applicable, slacken right axle 38 Nm clamping screws 2 again. Remove the adhesive tape Tightening sequence: 2x Remove the front-wheel stand. from the wheel rim. each side, alternately Operate the brake several 19 Nm Ease the right brake caliper times until the brake pads are onto the brake disc. bedded. Firmly compress the front forks several times.
  • 103. with BMW Motorrad ABS OE Slacken locknuts 3 on left and 8 right by turning them counter- clockwise. 100 Back off adjusting screws 4 on left and right by turning them counter-clockwise. Remove adjusting plate 5 and push the axle in as far as it will Maintenance go. Remove screw 1 of the speed Insert the ABS sensor into its sensor and remove the speed bore and install screw 1. sensor from the holder. z Remove the auxiliary stand, if installed beforehand. Removing rear wheel Place the motorcycle on a suit- able auxiliary stand. with centre stand OE Remove quick-release axle 6 Make sure the ground is level and remove adjusting plate 7. and firm and place the motor- cycle on its centre stand. Remove axle nut 2.
  • 104. the brake disc passes between the brake pads. 8 101 Maintenance Roll the rear wheel as far for- Seat left adjusting plate 7 in ward as possible and disen- the swinging arm and install gage chain 8 from the sprock- quick-release axle 6 in the et. Roll the rear wheel as far brake caliper and the rear Roll the rear wheel back until it forward as possible and loop wheel. z is clear of the swinging arm. chain 8 over the sprocket. Make sure that the axle fits in- The sprocket and the to the recess of the adjusting spacer sleeves on left plate. and right are loose fits in the wheel. Make sure that these parts are not damaged or lost on removal. Installing rear wheel Roll the rear wheel into the swinging arm, making sure that
  • 105. resting only on the front wheel 8 stand and the rear wheel can topple. 102 Place the motorcycle on an aux- iliary stand before lifting the front wheel with the BMW Motorrad front-wheel stand. Maintenance Place the motorcycle on a suit- able auxiliary stand. Install right adjusting plate 5. Seat the speed sensor in the with centre stand OE holder and install screw 1 of Place the motorcycle on its the speed sensor. centre stand. Adjust the chain tension z ( 94) Remove the auxiliary stand, if installed beforehand. Front-wheel stand Installing front wheel stand Install nut 2, but do not tighten it at this point. The BMW Motorrad front wheel stand is not designed Use basic stand (0 402 241) to support the motorcycle with front-wheel adapter without the assistance of an (0 402 242). auxiliary stand. A motorcycle
  • 106. Slacken adjusting screws 1. Apply uniform pressure to push Push the two adapters 2 apart the front-wheel stand down 8 until the front forks fit between and raise the motorcycle. them. Adjust the adapter studs 103 to suit the front suspension. Bulbs Use locating pins 3 to set the General instructions front-wheel stand to the de- A warning appears in the multi- sired height. Maintenance function display if a bulb is de- Centre the front-wheel stand fective. relative to the front wheel and Apply uniform pressure to push push it against the front axle. A defective bulb places the front-wheel stand down your safety at risk because and raise the motorcycle. it is easier for other users to with centre stand OE oversee the motorcycle. z Replace defective bulbs as If the motorcycle is raised soon as possible; always carry a too far the centre stand will complete set of spare bulbs if lift clear of the ground and the possible. motorcycle could topple to one side. The bulb is pressurised and When raising the motorcycle, can cause injury if dam- make sure that the centre stand aged. Align the two adapters 2 so remains on the ground. If ne- Wear protective goggles and that the front forks are securely cessary, adjust the height of the gloves when changing bulbs. seated. front-wheel stand. Tighten adjusting screws 1.
  • 107. The types of bulb fitted to Replacing high-beam 8 your motorcycle are listed headlight bulb in the section entitled "Technical 104 data". Do not touch the glass of new bulbs with your fingers. Use a clean, dry cloth to hold Maintenance the bulbs when handling them. Dirt deposits, in particular oil and grease, interfere with heat radi- Remove cover of low-beam ation from the bulb. This leads headlight 1 by turning it to overheating and shortens the counter-clockwise. Remove cover of high-beam bulb's operating life. headlight 1 by turning it z Replacing low-beam and high- counter-clockwise. Replacing low-beam beam headlight bulb ( 105) headlight bulb Replacing low-beam and high- Make sure the ground is level beam headlight bulb ( 105) and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. Turn cover of low-beam head- light 1 clockwise to install.
  • 108. 8 105 Maintenance Turn cover of high-beam head- Disengage spring clips 2 from Install bulb 3, making sure that light 1 clockwise to install. the fastenings and swing them alignment is correct. aside. Close and lock spring clips 2. Replacing low-beam and Remove bulb 3. high-beam headlight bulb z Replace the defective bulb. Bulb for low-beam head- light H7 / 12 V / 55 W Bulb for high-beam headlight H7 / 12 V / 55 W Connect plug 1. Disconnect plug 1.
  • 109. Replacing parking-light Replace the defective bulb. 8 bulb Bulb for parking light 106 Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. W5W / 12 V / 5 W Maintenance Pull parking-light bulb 1 out of the headlight housing. z Remove cover of low-beam Insert the bulb into the bulb headlight 1 by turning it socket. counter-clockwise. Remove the bulb from the bulb holder.
  • 110. Replacing turn indicator bulbs, front and rear 8 Make sure the ground is level 107 and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. Switch off the ignition. Maintenance Insert parking-light bulb 1 into Pull the glass out of the reflect- the headlight housing. or housing at the threaded- fastener side. z Remove screw 1. Turn cover of low-beam head- light 1 clockwise to install. Turn bulb 2 counter-clockwise and remove it from the bulb housing.
  • 111. Replace the defective bulb. Replacing brake light and 8 Bulbs for flashing turn rear light bulb 108 indicators, front The LED rear light can be re- placed only as a complete unit. R10W / 12 V / 10 W Consult a specialist workshop, with LED turn indicators OA preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer. LED / 12 V Maintenance Replacing number-plate Working from the inboard side, light bulbs insert the glass into the bulb Make sure the ground is level housing and close the housing. and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. z Turn bulb 2 clockwise to install it in the bulb housing. Install screw 1.
  • 112. 8 109 Maintenance Remove screw 1 from the Pull the bulb out of the bulb Insert the bulb into the bulb mudguard cover and remove socket. socket. the cover. Replace the defective bulb. Bulb for number-plate z light W5W / 12 V / 5 W Seat bulb holder 2 in the light Pull bulb holder 2 out of the carrier. light carrier.
  • 113. Installing air filter 8 110 Maintenance Hold the mudguard cover in Remove screws 1. position and install screw 1. Remove air-filter cover 2. Install air filter 3. Air filter z Removing air filter Remove the centre trim panel ( 115) Remove air filter 3. Hold air-filter cover 2 in posi- tion. Install screws 1.
  • 114. Install the centre trim panel ally brought into contact with the ( 115) motorcycle. 8 Use only jump leads fitted with Jump starting fully insulated crocodile clips at 111 The wires leading to the both ends. 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- Maintenance 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 Run the engine of the donor vehicle electronics. donor vehicle has a voltage rating vehicle during jump-starting. Do not use the on-board socket of 12 V. Begin by connecting one end to jump-start the engine of the of the red jump lead to posit- Remove the centre trim panel motorcycle. ive terminal 2 of the discharged z ( 115) Touching live parts of the battery and the other end to When jump-starting the engine, ignition system with the the positive terminal of the do not disconnect the battery engine running can cause electric donor battery. from the on-board electrical shock. system. Then connect one end of the Do not touch parts of the igni- black jump lead to the negative tion system when the engine is terminal of the donor battery running. and the other end to negative terminal 1 of the discharged A short-circuit can res- battery. ult if the crocodile clips Start the engine of the vehicle of the jump leads are accident- with the discharged battery in the usual way; if the en-
  • 115. gine does not start, wait a few warranty claims are to be con- nect a suitable trickle charger to 8 minutes before repeating the sidered. the battery. attempt in order to protect the Compliance with the points be- BMW Motorrad has de- 112 starter motor and the donor low is important in order to max- veloped a float charger spe- battery. imise battery life: cially designed for compatibility Allow both engines to idle for a Keep the surface of the battery with the electronics of your mo- few minutes before disconnect- clean and dry torcycle. Using this charger, you ing the jump leads. Do not open the battery can keep the battery charged Maintenance Disconnect the jump lead from Do not top up with water during long periods of disuse, the negative terminals 1 first, Be sure to read and comply without having to disconnect the then disconnect the second with the instructions for char- battery from the motorcycle's jump lead from the positive ging the battery on the follow- on-board systems. You can ob- terminals 2. ing pages tain additional information from z Do not use proprietary Do not turn the battery upside your authorised BMW Motorrad start-assist sprays or oth- down dealer. er products to start the engine. If the battery is not discon- Charging battery when Install the centre trim panel nected, the on-board elec- ( 115) connected tronics (e.g. clock, etc.) gradually drain the battery. This can cause Charging the connected Battery the battery to run flat. If this hap- battery directly at the bat- pens, warranty claims will not be tery terminals can damage the Maintenance instructions accepted. vehicle electronics. Correct upkeep, recharging and Always disconnect the battery If the motorcycle is to be out of storage will prolong the life of from the on-board circuits be- use for more than four weeks, the battery and are essential if fore recharging it with a charger disconnect the battery or con-
  • 116. connected directly to the battery If a battery has discharged to the systems and connect the charger posts. extent that it is completely flat, it directly to the battery. 8 Only chargers suitable for has to be disconnected from the on-board circuits and charged Charging battery when 113 this mode of charging can with the charger connected dir- disconnected be used to recharge the battery via the on-board socket. Unsuit- ectly to the battery posts. Charge the battery using a able chargers could cause dam- Charge via the power sock- suitable charger. age to the motorcycle's on-board Comply with the operating in- Maintenance et, with the battery connected electrics. to the motorcycle's on-board structions of the charger. Use BMW chargers with the electrical system. Once the battery is fully part numbers 71 60 7 688 864 charged, disconnect the The motorcycle's on-board (220 V) or, as applicable, charger's terminal clips from electronics know when the 71 60 7 688 865 (110 V). If the battery terminals. battery is fully charged. The you are in doubt, disconnect on-board socket is switched off The battery has to be re- z the battery from the on-board when this happens. charged at regular intervals systems and connect the charger in the course of a lengthy period directly to the battery. Comply with the operating in- of disuse. See the instructions structions of the charger. for caring for your battery. Al- If you switch on the igni- tion and the multifunction If you are unable to charge ways fully recharge the battery display and telltale lights fail to the battery through the on- before restoring it to use light up, the battery is completely board socket, you may be using a charger that is not compatible Remove the battery flat. Attempting to charge a com- pletely flat battery via the on- with your motorcycle's electron- Remove the centre trim panel board socket can cause damage ics. If this happens, disconnect ( 115) to the motorcycle's electronics. the battery from the on-board
  • 117. Switch off the ignition. Lift the battery up and out; 8 work it slightly back and forth if it is difficult to remove. 114 Installing battery If the battery was discon- nected from the motorcycle for a prolonged period of time Maintenance it will be necessary to enter the current date in the instrument Place the battery retainer in panel, in order to ensure that the position, making sure that the Disconnection in the wrong service-due indicator functions leads are correctly routed at sequence increases the risk correctly. position 4. z of short-circuits. If you want to have the date set Install screws 3 on left and Always proceed in the correct consult a specialist workshop, right. sequence. preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer. Connection in the wrong Begin by removing threaded sequence increases the risk fastener 1 of the negative lead. Insert the battery into the bat- of short-circuits. Then remove threaded fasten- tery compartment, with the Always proceed in the correct er 2 of the positive lead. positive terminal on the right sequence. Remove screws 3 on left and in the direction of travel. Install screw 2 securing the right and remove the battery positive lead. retainer. Then install screw 1 securing the negative lead.
  • 118. Install the centre trim panel ( 115) 8 Set the clock ( 38) 115 Removing centre trim panel Remove the seat ( 55) Maintenance Remove four screws 2. Manoeuvre the centre trim Disconnect the plug from the panel into position. Make sure socket. that all three tabs 3 on left and Remove the centre trim panel. right engage the side panels. z Installing centre trim panel Connect the plug to the sock- Remove screws 1 on left and et. right. Install four screws 2.
  • 119. 8 116 Maintenance Install screws 1 on left and right. Install the seat ( 55) z
  • 120. Care Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 9 117 Washing motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Cleaning easily damaged compon- ents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Care Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Protective wax coating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 z Laying up motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Restoring motorcycle to use . . . . . . . 120
  • 121. Care products painted parts prior to washing Use only cold water to wash off 9 BMW Motorrad recommends the motorcycle. road salt. To prevent stains, do not wash The high pressure of steam 118 that you use the cleaning and the motorcycle immediately after cleaners can damage seals, care products you can obtain it has been exposed to strong the hydraulic brake system, the from your authorised BMW Mo- sunlight and do not wash it in the electrical system, and the seat. torrad dealer. The substances in sun. BMW Care Products have been Do not use a steam jet or high- Make sure that the motorcycle Care tested in laboratories and in prac- pressure cleaning equipment. is washed frequently, especially tice; they provide optimised care z and protection for the materials during the winter months. Cleaning easily To remove road salt, clean the used in your vehicle. motorcycle with cold water im- damaged components The use of unsuitable mediately after every trip. Plastics cleaning and care products After the motorcycle has Clean plastic parts with water can damage vehicle components. been washed, ridden and BMW plastic care emulsion. Do not use solvents such as cel- through water or ridden in This includes in particular: lulose thinners, cold cleaners, the rain, the brake discs and Windscreen and slipstream de- fuel or the like, and do not use pads might be wet and the flectors cleaning products that contain brakes might not take effect Headlight lens made of plastic alcohol. immediately. Glass cover of the instrument Washing motorcycle Apply the brakes in good time cluster until the brakes have dried out. Black, unpainted parts BMW Motorrad recommends that you use BMW insect re- Warm water intensifies the If plastic parts are cleaned mover to soften and wash off effect of salt. using unsuitable cleaning insects and stubborn dirt on
  • 122. agents, the surfaces can be dam- Chrome Do not use silicone sprays or aged. Use plenty of water and BMW other care products that contain 9 Do not use cleaning agents that shampoo to clean chrome, par- silicon. contain alcohol, solvents or ab- 119 ticularly if it has been exposed to rasives to clean plastic parts. road salt. Use chrome polish for Paint care Even fly-remover pads or clean- additional treatment. Washing the motorcycle regularly ing pads with hard surfaces can will help counteract the long-term produce scratches. Radiator effects of substances that dam- Care Soften stubborn dirt and Clean the radiator regularly to age the paint, especially if your insects by covering the af- prevent overheating of the en- motorcycle is ridden in areas z fected areas with a wet cloth. gine due to inadequate cooling. with high air pollution or natural For example, use a garden hose sources of dirt, for example tree Windscreen with low water pressure. resin or pollen. Clean off dirt and insects with a Cooling fins can be bent Remove particularly aggressive soft sponge and plenty of water. easily. substances immediately, how- Take care not to bend the fins ever, as otherwise the paint can Fuel and chemical solvents when cleaning the radiator. be affected or become discol- attack the material of the oured. Substances of this nature windscreen; the windscreen be- Rubber include spilt fuel, oil, grease, comes opaque or dull. Treat rubber components with brake fluid and bird droppings. Do not use cleaning agents. We recommend BMW vehicle water or BMW rubber-care products. polish or BMW paint cleaner for this purpose. Using silicone sprays for Marks on the paintwork are par- the care of rubber seals can ticularly easy to see after the cause damage. motorcycle has been washed.
  • 123. Remove stains of this kind im- ted with a centre stand) with a Before starting: work through 9 mediately, using cleaning-grade suitable lubricant. the checklist. benzene or petroleum spirit on a Coat bright metal and chrome- 120 clean cloth or ball of cotton wool. plated parts with an acid-free BMW Motorrad recommends grease (e.g. Vaseline). BMW tar remover for removing Stand the motorcycle in a dry specks of tar. Remember to wax room in such a way that there the parts treated in this way. is no load on either wheel. Care Before laying the vehicle z Protective wax coating up out of use, have the en- BMW Motorrad recommends gine oil and the oil filter element 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 the surface, instead of forming inspection. beads. Restoring motorcycle Laying up motorcycle to use Clean the motorcycle. Remove the protective wax Remove the battery. coating. Spray the brake and clutch Clean the motorcycle. lever pivots, the side stand Install a charged battery. pivots and the centre stand pivots (if the motorcycle is fit-
  • 124. Technical data Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Riding specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 10 121 Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Technical data Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 z Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
  • 125. Troubleshooting chart 10 Possible cause Remedy 122 Emergency off switch (kill switch) Kill switch in operating position (run). Side stand Retract the side stand ( 60). Gear engaged and clutch not disengaged. Select neutral or pull clutch lever ( 60). Clutch pulled before ignition was switched on Switch on the ignition, then pull the clutch lever. Technical data No fuel in tank Refuel ( 66) Battery flat Charge the battery when connected ( 112) z
  • 126. Threaded fasteners Front wheel Value Valid 10 123 Brake caliper to fork leg M10 x 40 38 Nm Clamp of quick-release axle Technical data M8 x 25 2x each side, alternately 19 Nm Quick-release axle, front, in axle holder M14 x 1.5 30 Nm Rear wheel Value Valid z Rear quick-release axle in swinging arm M16 x 1.5 100 Nm Mirror arm Value Valid Mirror to clamping element M14 x 1 20 Nm
  • 127. Mirror arm Value Valid 10 Clamping element to clamping 124 block M10 30 Nm Chain Value Valid Technical data Locknut of the final-drive chain tensioning screw M8 19 Nm z
  • 128. Engine Engine design Two-cylinder four-stroke, DOHC with chain-and- 10 sprocket drive, 4 valves operated by cam follow- 125 ers, balancing conrod, liquid-cooled cylinders and heads, integral water pump, 6-speed gearbox and dry sump lubrication Displacement 798 cm3 Technical data Cylinder bore 82 mm Piston stroke 75.6 mm Compression ratio 12 : 1 Nominal output 63 kW, - at engine speed: 7500 min-1 with regular unleaded (RON 91) OE 61 kW, - at engine speed: 7500 min-1 z Torque 83 Nm, - at engine speed: 5750 min-1 with regular unleaded (RON 91) OE 81 Nm, - at engine speed: 5750 min-1 Maximum engine speed max 9000 min-1 Idle speed 1250+50 min-1
  • 129. Fuel 10 Recommended fuel grade 95 ROZ/RON, Super unleaded 126 with regular unleaded (RON 91) OE 91 ROZ/RON, Regular unleaded (fuel grade, us- able with power- and consumption-related restric- tions) Usable fuel capacity approx. 16 l Technical data Reserve fuel ≥4 l Engine oil Engine oil, capacity 2.9 l, with filter change 2.7 l, without filter change z 0.3 l, additional, if swing-arm shaft cover is re- moved Lubricant Engine oil, 10W-40 Oil grades Mineral oils of API classification SF through SH. BMW Motorrad recommends not using oil addit- ives, because they can have a detrimental effect on clutch operation. Please do not hesitate to contact your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer if you have any questions relating the choice of a suitable engine oil for your motorcycle.
  • 130. Permissible viscosity classes SAE 10 W-40 ≥-20 °C, Operation at low temperatures 10 127 SAE 15 W-40 ≥-10 °C Clutch Clutch type Multiplate clutch running in oil bath Technical data Transmission Gearbox type Claw-shift 6-speed gearbox, integrated into en- gine block Gearbox transmission ratios 1.943 (35/68 teeth), Primary transmission ratio 1:2.462 (13/32 teeth), 1st gear z 1:1.750 (16/28 teeth), 2nd gear 1:1.381 (21/29 teeth), 3rd gear 1:1.174 (23/27 teeth), 4th gear 1:1.042 (24/25 teeth), 5th gear 1:0.960 (25/24 teeth), 6th gear
  • 131. Rear-wheel drive 10 Type of final drive Chain drive 128 Type of rear suspension Two-arm cast-aluminium swinging arm Final drive, number of teeth (Pinion / sprocket) 16 / 42 Running gear Technical data Front wheel Type of front suspension Upside-down telescopic fork Spring travel, front 230 mm, At wheel Rear wheel z Type of rear suspension Two-arm cast-aluminium swinging arm Type of rear suspension Direct-pivot central spring strut with steplessly adjustable rebound-stage damping Spring travel at rear wheel 215 mm, At wheel
  • 132. Brakes Front wheel 10 129 Type of front brake Hydraulically operated twin disc brake with 2-pis- ton floating calipers and floating brake discs Brake-pad material, front Sintered metal Rear wheel Technical data Type of rear brake Hydraulically operated disc brake with 1-piston 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 z tyres from your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer or on the Internet at "www.bmw-motorrad.com". Front wheel Front wheel, type Spoked wheel, MT H2 Front wheel rim size 2.15" x 21" Tyre designation, front 90 / 90 - 21
  • 133. 10 Rear wheel Rear wheel type Spoked wheel, MT H2 130 Rear wheel rim size 4.25" x 17" Tyre designation, rear 150 / 70 - 17 Tyre pressure Tyre pressure, front 2.2 bar, one-up, at tyre temperature: 20 °C Technical data 2.5 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, at tyre tem- perature: 20 °C Tyre pressure, rear 2.5 bar, one-up, at tyre temperature: 20 °C 2.9 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, at tyre tem- perature: 20 °C z
  • 134. Electrics Electrical rating of on-board socket 5A 10 131 Fuses Electronic fuses protect all the circuits. If an elec- tronic fuse trips and de-energises a circuit, the circuit is active as soon as the ignition is switched on after the fault has been rectified. Technical data Battery Battery, manufacturer and designation Exide ETX14-BS Battery type AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) battery Battery rated voltage 12 V Battery rated capacity 14 Ah Spark plugs z Spark plugs, manufacturer and designation NGK DCPR 8 E Electrode gap of spark plug 0.9±0 mm, When new max 1.2 mm, Wear limit
  • 135. 10 Lighting Bulb for high-beam headlight H7 / 12 V / 55 W 132 Bulb for 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 Bulb for number-plate light W5W / 12 V / 5 W Technical data Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front R10W / 12 V / 10 W with LED turn indicators OA LED / 12 V Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear R10W / 12 V / 10 W with LED turn indicators OA LED / 12 V z
  • 136. Frame Frame type Tubular spaceframe 10 133 Type plate location Steering head, front top VIN location Steering head, right Dimensions Technical data Length of motorcycle 2320 mm, across front wheel to number-plate carrier Height of motorcycle 1350 mm, without rider at DIN unladen weight Width of motorcycle 870 mm, across mirrors without mirrors Front-seat height 880 mm, Without rider at unladen weight z with dual seat, low OE 850 mm, Without rider at unladen weight Rider's inside-leg arc, heel to heel 1940 mm with dual seat, low OE 1900 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
  • 137. Weights 10 Unladen weight 207 kg, DIN unladen weight, ready for road, 90 % 134 load of fuel, without optional extras Permissible gross weight 443 kg Maximum payload 236 kg Technical data Riding specifications Top speed >200 km/h z
  • 138. Service BMW Motorrad service . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 11 135 BMW Motorrad service quality . . . . . 136 BMW Motorrad Service Card: on- the-spot breakdown assistance . . . . 136 Service BMW Motorrad service network . . . 137 Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 z Confirmation of maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Confirmation of service . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
  • 139. BMW Motorrad service the necessary technical know- Certain signs of wear, moreover, 11 Advanced technology requires how. BMW Motorrad recom- may otherwise not be noticed mends that you contact your au- until it is too late to put them 136 specially adapted methods of thorised BMW Motorrad dealer right at moderate cost. Your au- maintenance and repair. if you have questions regarding thorised BMW Motorrad dealer's If maintenance and re- your motorcycle. mechanics know every detail of pair work is performed in- your motorcycle and can take re- expertly, it could result in con- BMW Motorrad service medial action if necessary before Service sequential damage and thus con- quality minor faults develop into serious stitute a safety risk. problems. By having the neces- BMW Motorrad recommends you Along with its reputation for en- sary repairs done properly and z to have all the associated work gineering quality and high reliab- in good time, you save time and on your motorcycle carried out ility, BMW Motorrad is a byword money in the long run. by a specialist workshop, prefer- for excellent quality of service. ably an authorised BMW Motor- To ensure that your BMW is al- BMW Motorrad Service rad dealer. ways in optimum condition, BMW Motorrad recommends that you Card: on-the-spot Your authorised BMW Motorrad have the maintenance work re- breakdown assistance dealer can provide information on quired for your motorcycle car- In the event of a breakdown, the BMW services and the work un- ried out regularly, preferably by BMW Motorrad Service Card is- dertaken as part of each service. your authorised BMW Motor- sued with each new BMW mo- Have all maintenance and repair rad dealer. For generous treat- torcycle enables you to access work carried out confirmed in the ment of claims submitted after an extensive range of services "Service" chapter in this manual. the warranty period has expired, such as breakdown assistance, Authorised BMW Motorrad deal- evidence of regular maintenance motorcycle transportation etc. ers are supplied with the latest is essential. (details can differ from country to technical information and have country). In the event of a break-
  • 140. down, contact the Mobile Service "Service Contact Europe" or the date when the next service organisation of BMW Motorrad. "Service Contact Africa, Amer- will be due. 11 The specialists will provide the ica, Asia, Australia, Oceania". Riders who cover long distances necessary advice and assistance. in a year might have to bring in 137 You will find important country- Maintenance work their motorcycles for service be- specific contact addresses and BMW Pre-delivery Check fore the next scheduled date. It the after-sales service organisa- is to allow for these cases that tion phone numbers in the "Ser- Your authorised BMW Motorrad a maximum odometer reading is Service vice Kontakt / Service Contact" dealer conducts the BMW pre- entered as well in the confirma- brochures, along with informa- delivery check before handing tion of service. Servicing has to tion on Mobile Service and the over the motorcycle to you. be brought forward if this odo- meter reading is reached before z dealership network. BMW Running-in Check the next scheduled date for the The BMW running-in check has BMW Motorrad service service. to be performed when the mo- network torcycle has covered between The service-due indicator in the multifunction display reminds you BMW Motorrad has an extens- 500 km and 1200 km about one month or 1000 km ive after-sales service network in BMW Service in advance when the time for a place to look after you and your service is approaching, on the motorcycle in more than 100 The BMW Service is carried out basis of the programmed values. countries. In Germany alone, you once a year; the extent of servi- have the best possible access cing can vary, depending on the to approximately 200 authorised age of the motorcycle and the BMW Motorrad dealers. distance it has covered. Your au- All information concerning the in- thorised BMW Motorrad dealer ternational dealership network confirms that the service work can be found in the brochure has been carried out and enters
  • 141. Confirmation of maintenance work 11 BMW Pre-delivery BMW Running-in 138 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
  • 142. BMW Service Completed BMW Service Completed BMW Service Completed 11 139 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
  • 143. 11 BMW Service Completed BMW Service Completed BMW Service Completed 140 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
  • 144. BMW Service Completed BMW Service Completed BMW Service Completed 11 141 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
  • 145. 11 BMW Service Completed BMW Service Completed BMW Service Completed 142 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
  • 146. Confirmation of service The table is intended as a record of maintenance, warranty and repair work, the installation of optional 11 accessories and, if appropriate, special campaign (recall) work. 143 Item Odometer Date reading Service z
  • 147. Item Odometer Date 11 reading 144 Service z
  • 148. A Stowage, 15 Replacing number-plate light Abbreviations and symbols, 6 Technical data, 131 bulbs, 108 12 ABS BMW Motorrad service, 136 Replacing side-light bulb, 106 Control, 16 145 BMW Motorrad Service Replacing turn indicator Engineering details, 70 bulbs, 107 Card, 136 Operation, 49 Technical data, 132 Brake fluid Self-diagnosis, 62 Checking fluid levels, 90 Warning for bulb failure, 28 Warnings, 30 Reservoir, front, 13 Index Accessories Reservoir, rear, 13 C General instructions, 74 Brake pads Case z Air filter Operation, 77 Checking brake-pad Installation, 110 Chain thickness, 89 Removal, 110 Adjusting tension, 94 Running in, 63 Stowage, 15 Checking tension, 93 Brakes Anti-theft alarm Adjusting handlebar lever, 50 Checking wear, 94 Telltale light, 18 Lubricating, 93 Checking operation, 88 Warnings, 32 Checklist, 60 Safety instructions, 63 Technical data, 129 Clock, 22 B Adjusting, 38 Battery Bulbs General instructions, 103 Control, 18 Charging, 113 Charging battery when Overview, headlights, 19 connected, 112 Replacing high-beam headlight Installation, 114 bulb, 104 Maintenance instructions, 112 Replacing low-beam headlight Removal, 113 bulb, 104
  • 149. Clutch E F 12 Adjusting handlebar lever, 50 Electrics Technical data, 131 First-aid kit Stowage, 14 Checking operation, 92 146 Electronic immobiliser (EWS), 37 Frame Technical data, 127 Warning, 27 Technical data, 133 Confirmation of maintenance Emergency off switch (kill Front-wheel stand work, 138 Installing, 102 Coolant switch), 17 Operation, 48 Fuel Checking fill level, 91 Index Engine Fill-level indicator, 23, 24 Fill-level indicator, 13 Filler neck, 13 Control, 17 z Filler neck, 13 Refuelling, 66 Temperature gauge, 23, 24 Starting, 60 Technical data, 125 Technical data, 4, 126 Topping up, 92 Warning for engine Warning for fuel down to Warning for reserve, 27 overtemperature, 27 electronics, 28 Engine oil Fuses, 131 Currency, 7 Checking fill level, 87 G D Dipstick, 11 Gear indicator, 23 Damping Filler neck, 11 General views Adjuster, rear, 13 Technical data, 126 Instrument cluster, 18 Adjusting rear, 52 Topping up, 88 Left handlebar fitting, 16 Dimensions, 133 Warning for engine oil Left side of motorcycle, 11 Display pressure, 28 Right handlebar fitting, 17 See multifunction display, 18 Equipment, 7 Right side of motorcycle, 13 Underneath the seat, 14 Underneath the trim panel, 15
  • 150. Grip heating I Low-beam headlight Control, 17 Idle Telltale light, 22 Switching on, 45 12 Operation, 48 Luggage Ignition 147 Instructions for loading and H Switching off, 36 securing objects, 75 Handlebar fittings Switching on, 36 General view, left side, 16 Immobiliser M General view, right side, 17 See EWS, 37 Maintenance intervals, 137 Index Hazard warning flashers Instrument cluster Mirrors Control, 16, 17 Overview, 18 Adjusting, 51 z Operation, 47 Motorcycle J Laying up, 120 Headlight Jump starting, 111 Beam throw, 54 Parking, 65 Driving on right/driving on K Restoring to use, 120 left, 54 Keys, 36, 38 Multifunction display, 18 Overview, 19 Status indicators, 22 Headlight flasher, 16 L Laying up, 120 O Helmet holder, 14, 56 Lights Odometer and tripmeters, 22 High-beam headlight Headlight flasher, 45 Control, 18 Control, 16 Switch on the high-beam Operation, 38 Switching on, 45 headlight, 45 On-board computer Telltale light, 22 Switch on the parking lights, 45 Ambient temperature, 40 Horn, 16 Average consumption, 41 Switching on the low-beam headlight, 45 Average speed, 40 Switching on the side lights, 45 Control, 16
  • 151. Current consumption, 41 Running gear Status indicators 12 Operation, 39 Technical data, 128 See also warnings, 22 Range, 42 Running in, 62 Standard status indicators, 22 148 Redline warning, 44 With on-board computer, 23 Status indicators, 23 S Steering lock, 37 Safety instructions Stopwatch Stopwatch, 42 Brakes, 63 Control, 18 Warnings, 29 General, 58 Index P Seat T Installation, 55 Technical data z Parking, 65 Battery, 131 Parking light Lock, 11 Removal, 55 Brakes, 129 Switching on, 45 Service, 136 Bulbs, 132 Power socket, 11, 74 Service Card, 136 Clutch, 127 Pre-ride check, 61 Service-due indicator, 22 Dimensions, 133 R Side light Electrics, 131 Rear-wheel drive Switching on, 45 Engine, 125 Technical data, 128 Spark plugs Engine oil, 126 Refuelling, 13, 66 Technical data, 131 Frame, 133 Reserve volume Speedometer, 18 Fuel, 4, 126 Warning, 27 Spring preload Rear-wheel drive, 128 Restoring to use, 120 Adjuster, rear, 13 Running gear, 128 Rev. counter, 18 Adjusting rear, 51 Spark plugs, 131 Rider's Manual Tools, 14 Standards, 7 Stowage, 14 Starting, 60 Transmission, 127
  • 152. Weights, 134 Running in, 63 Wheels and tyres, 129 Table of tyre pressures, 14 12 Telltale lights, 22 Technical data, 129 149 Toolkit Contents, 86 V Stowage, 14 Vehicle identification number, 13 Topcase W Index Operation, 80 Warning light for engine rpm, 18 Torques, 123 Warnings, 24 Transmission Mode of presentation, 24 z Technical data, 127 With ABS, 30 Transportation With anti-theft alarm, 32 Lashing, 67 With on-board computer, 29 Troubleshooting chart, 122 Warnings, overview, 26, 31 Turn indicators Control, left, 16 Weights, 134 Control, right, 17 Payload table, 14 Operation, 46 Wheels Change of size, 95 Telltale light, 22 Checking rims, 93 Type plate, 13 Installing front wheel, 97 Tyres Installing rear wheel, 101 Checking inflation pressure, 53 Remove the front wheel, 96 Checking tread depth, 92 Removing rear wheel, 100 Pressures, 4, 130 Technical data, 129 Recommendation, 95