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Rider S Manual F 800 St 2008

  1. 1. Rider's Manual F 800 ST BMW Motorrad The Ultimate Riding Machine
  2. 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. 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. © 2007 BMW Motorrad Not to be reproduced either wholly or in part without written permission from BMW Motorrad, After Sales. Printed in Germany.
  4. 4. Important data for refuelling Fuel Recommended fuel grade 95 ROZ/RON, Super unleaded with OE Regular unleaded (RON 91): 91 ROZ/RON, Regular unleaded (fuel grade, usable with power- and consumption-related restric- tions) Usable fuel capacity 16 l Reserve fuel 4l Tyre pressure Tyre pressure, front 2.5 bar, one-up, tyre cold 2.5 bar, two-up and/or with lug- gage, tyre cold Tyre pressure, rear 2.8 bar, one-up, tyre cold 2.8 bar, two-up and/or with lug- gage, tyre cold BMW recommends Order No. 01 41 7 709 241 06.2007, 3rd edition *01417709241*
  5. 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. 6. Table of Contents You can also consult the index at 3 Status indicators . . . . . . . 21 Tyre pressure monitoring the end of this Rider's Manual if Standard status RDC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 you want to find a particular topic indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 or item of information. Status indicators with on- Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 1 General instructions . . . . . 5 board computer OE . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . 49 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Status indicators with Emergency off switch (kill Abbreviations and symbols . . . . 6 tyre-pressure monitoring switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 (RDC) OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Grip heating OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Standard warnings . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Warnings issued by the on- Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 2 General views . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 board computer (OE) . . . . . . . . . 29 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 General view, left side . . . . . . . . 11 ABS status indicators OE . . . . . 29 Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 General view, right side . . . . . . 13 RDC status indicators OE . . . . . 32 Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . . 14 Anti-theft alarm warnings Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Underneath the battery-com- (OE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 partment cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Handlebar fitting, left . . . . . . . . . 16 Ignition switch and steering Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Handlebar fitting, right . . . . . . . . 17 lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 5 Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Electronic immobiliser Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 (EWS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Odometer and tripmeters . . . . 40 Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 On-board computer OE . . . . . . . 41 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Parking your motorcycle . . . . . 67
  7. 7. Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . 102 Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 6 Engineering details . . . . . 71 Rear-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . 103 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Brake system with BMW Mo- Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Wheels and tyres. . . . . . . . . . . 128 torrad ABS OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Tyre pressure monitoring Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 RDC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 9 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 7 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Washing motorcycle. . . . . . . . 118 Riding specifications . . . . . . . 133 General instructions . . . . . . . . . . 76 Power socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Cleaning easily damaged 11 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 BMW Motorrad service . . . . . 136 Case OA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 BMW Motorrad service Topcase OA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Protective wax coating . . . . . 120 quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Laying up the motor- BMW Motorrad Service 8 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Card: on-the-spot break- General instructions . . . . . . . . . . 86 Restoring motorcycle to down assistance . . . . . . . . . . . 136 On-board toolkit service use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 BMW Motorrad service net- kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 10 Technical data . . . . . . . 121 work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . 122 Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . 137 Brake system, general . . . . . . . . 88 Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . 123 Confirmation of mainten- Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 ance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Confirmation of service . . . . . 143 Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . 127
  8. 8. General instructions Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1 5 Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 General instructions Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 z
  9. 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 servicing work on the motorcycle is documented item of information. OA Optional accessory in Chapter 10. 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 RDC Tyre pressure control motorcycle against damage. (ReifenDruck-Control)
  10. 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. 11. z 8 1 General instructions
  12. 12. General views General view, left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2 9 General view, right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Underneath the battery-compartment General views cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Handlebar fitting, left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Handlebar fitting, right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 z
  13. 13. z 2 10 General views
  14. 14. General view, left side 1 Adjuster for headlight beam 2 throw (underneath the in- 11 strument cluster) ( 55) 2 Seat lock ( 56) 3 Engine-oil filler neck and oil dipstick ( 87) General views z
  15. 15. z 2 12 General views
  16. 16. General view, right side 1 Fuel filler neck ( 68) 2 2 Brake-fluid reservoir, front 13 ( 91) 3 Coolant-level indicator ( 93) 4 Power socket ( 76) General views 5 Adjuster for spring preload, rear ( 52) 6 Brake-fluid reservoir, rear ( 92) 7 Adjuster for damping char- acteristic, rear suspension ( 54) z
  17. 17. Underneath the seat 2 1 Table of tyre pressures 14 2 Screwdriver blade, cross- head/Torx 25 3 Screwdriver handle 4 Rider's Manual 5 Helmet holder ( 56) General views 6 Location of first-aid kit (OA) 7 On-board toolkit service kit ( 86) 8 Tool for adjusting spring preload ( 52) z
  18. 18. Underneath the battery-compartment 2 cover 15 1 Battery ( 112) 2 Location of puncture-repair kit (OA) General views z
  19. 19. Handlebar fitting, left 2 1 Operating the on-board 16 computer OE ( 41) 2 Horn 3 Flashing turn indicators, left ( 48), Hazard warn- ing flashers ( 49) General views 4 High-beam headlight and headlight flasher ( 47) z
  20. 20. Handlebar fitting, right 1 Emergency off switch (kill 2 switch) ( 50) 17 2 Starter button ( 62) 3 Grip heating OE ( 51) 4 Flashing turn indicators, right ( 48), Hazard warn- General views ing flashers ( 49) 5 Cancel button, flashing turn indicators ( 49), Pushbut- ton, cancel hazard warning flashers ( 50) z
  21. 21. Instrument cluster 2 1 Telltale lights ( 22) 18 2 Speedometer 3 Operation of the stopwatch OE ( 44) Set the clock ( 40) 4 Multifunction display General views ( 22) 5 Select readings ( 40) Reset the tripmeter ( 41) 6 Telltale light, anti-theft alarm (OE), Sensor for instrument lighting, RPM redline warn- z ing 7 Rev. counter The instrument-cluster lighting has automatic day and night switchover.
  22. 22. Headlight 1 Low-beam headlight 2 2 High-beam headlight 19 3 Side lights General views z
  23. 23. z 2 20 General views
  24. 24. Status indicators Standard status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . 22 3 21 Status indicators with on-board com- puter OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Status indicators with tyre-pressure monitoring (RDC) OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Status indicators Standard warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Warnings issued by the on-board computer (OE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 ABS status indicators OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 RDC status indicators OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 z Anti-theft alarm warnings (OE) . . . . . . . 36
  25. 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 ( 40) 4 Flashing turn indicators, the Pre-Ride Check completes. 2 Odometer and tripmeters right The month is shown as a two- z ( 40) 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. 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 indicat- or appears more than a month in advance of the actual due date or if the word "Service" Status indicators does not show permanently even If the motorcycle covers long dis- though a service is overdue, the tances in the course of the year, date stored in memory in the in- under certain circumstances it strument cluster is incorrect and might be necessary to have it must be set. This situation can serviced at a date in advance occur if the battery was discon- 1 Status-indicator panel of of the forecast due date. If the nected for a prolonged period of the on-board computer OE countdown distance to the odo- time. ( 41) z meter reading at which a service If you want to have the date set 2 Gear indicator ( 23) will be due is less than 1000 km, consult a specialist workshop, 3 Coolant temperature the distance is counted down in preferably an authorised BMW ( 24) steps of 100 km and is shown Motorrad dealer. 4 Fuel capacity ( 24) briefly after the Pre-Ride Check completes. Gear indicator The gear engaged or N If service is overdue, the due date or the odometer reading at for neutral appears on the which service was due is accom- display.
  27. 27. If no gear is engaged, the Status indicators Standard warnings 3 'neutral' telltale light also with tyre-pressure Mode of presentation lights up. 24 monitoring (RDC) OE Coolant temperature The horizontal bars above the temperature symbol indicate the coolant temperature. Status indicators Fuel capacity The horizontal bars above the fuel-pump symbol in- dicate the remaining quantity of Warnings are indicated by the fuel. The top bar is larger than warning lights 1 or by the 'Gen- 1 Tyre pressures alternate the others and the quantity of eral' warning light 2 showing in with the odometer read- fuel it represents is correspond- combination with a text warning z ingly larger. ings OE ( 46) or a warning symbol in the mul- When the fuel in the tank is tifunction display. The 'General' topped up the gauge briefly warning light shows red or yel- shows the original level, before low, depending on the urgency of the reading is updated. the warning.
  28. 28. The possible warnings are listed on the next page. 3 25 Status indicators Warning symbols 1 and 2 can appear on the multifunction dis- play. Text warnings such as 3, for example, appear in the odo- meter panel and are accompan- ied by warning-triangle symbol 4. z If two or more warnings occur at the same time, all the appropriate warning lights and warning sym- bols appear. You can call up text warnings to alternate with the odometer readings ( 40). The status of the 'General' warning light matches the most urgent warning.
  29. 29. Warnings, overview 3 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 Temperature sym- Coolant temperature too high ( 27) bol flashes. Lights up yellow Appears on the dis- Engine in emergency-operation mode play ( 27) Flashes Insufficient engine oil pressure ( 28) z Lights up yellow Appears on the dis- Bulb defective ( 28) play LAMP appears on the display.
  30. 30. Electronic immobiliser active converter; a hazardous situation If the coolant level is too low. General warning light shows can result if the engine cuts out Check the coolant level ( 93) 3 yellow. unexpectedly. If the coolant level is too low: Do not run the fuel tank dry. 27 Topping up coolant ( 93) Warning-triangle symbol appears on the display. The fuel tank contains no more The coolant temperature is too than the reserve quantity of fuel. EWS appears on the display. high. The key being used is not au- Reserve fuel If possible, ride in the part-load Status indicators thorised for starting, or commu- range to cool down the engine. nication between key and engine In traffic jams, switch off the 4l engine, but leave the ignition electronics is disrupted. Remove all other vehicle keys Refuelling ( 68) switched on so that the radiat- from the same ring as the igni- or fan continues to operate. Coolant temperature too high If the coolant temperature is tion key. General warning light shows frequently too high, have the Use the reserve key. red. fault rectified as soon as pos- Have the defective key re- z placed, preferably by an au- The temperature symbol sible by a specialist workshop, thorised BMW Motorrad dealer. flashes. preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer. Fuel down to reserve Continuing to ride when the engine is overheated could Engine in emergency- Warning light for fuel down result in engine damage. operation mode to reserve shows. You must comply with the in- General warning light shows Lack of fuel can result in structions below. yellow. the engine misfiring and cutting out unexpectedly. Mis- firing can damage the catalytic
  31. 31. Engine symbol appears on an authorised BMW Motorrad If the engine oil level is correct: 3 the display. dealer. Riding when engine-oil 28 The engine is running in Insufficient engine oil pressure is low can result emergency operating mode. pressure in engine damage. Engine power might be reduced Warning light for engine-oil Do not continue your journey. and this can cause hazardous pressure flashes. Have the fault rectified as situations, particularly if you at- The oil pressure in the lube-oil quickly as possible by a Status indicators tempt to overtake other road system is too low. Stop immedi- specialist workshop, preferably users. ately and switch off the engine if an authorised BMW Motorrad Engine power level might be the warning light shows. dealer. lower than normal: adapt your style of riding accordingly. The insufficient oil pres- Bulb defective sure warning does not fulfil The engine control unit has dia- General warning light shows the function of an oil gauge. The gnosed a fault. In exceptional yellow. only way of checking whether cases, the engine stops and re- the oil level is correct is to check z Warning-triangle symbol fuses to start. Otherwise, the en- with the oil dipstick. appears on the display. gine runs in emergency operating mode. A low oil level is one reason why LAMP appears on the display. You can continue to ride, but a warning indicating insufficient oil pressure is issued. A defective bulb places bear in mind that the usual en- your safety at risk because gine power might not be avail- Check the engine oil level it is easier for other users to able. ( 87) oversee the motorcycle. Have the fault rectified as If the oil level is too low: Replace defective bulbs as quickly as possible by a Top up the engine oil ( 88) soon as possible; always carry a specialist workshop, preferably
  32. 32. complete set of spare bulbs if Warnings issued by danger of black ice is particularly possible. the on-board computer high on bridges and where the 3 Low-beam headlight, parking road is in the shade. (OE) 29 light, rear-light, brake-light or Ride carefully and think well turn-indicator bulb defective. ahead. Visually inspect to ascertain which bulb is defective. ABS status indicators OE Status indicators Replacing high-beam/low-beam headlight bulb ( 105) Mode of presentation Replacing parking-light bulb ( 106) Replacing the brake light and rear light bulbs ( 108) Replacing turn indicator bulbs, The ambient-temperature read- front or rear ( 109) ing flashes. z The air temperature measured at the motorcycle is lower than 3 °C. The ice warning does not ABS warnings are indicated by mean that there is no risk ABS warning light 1. of black ice forming at measured The way in which the ABS warn- temperatures above 3 °C. ing light indicates status can dif- Always take extra care and think fer in some countries. well ahead when temperatures are low; remember that the
  33. 33. Possible national variant. 3 30 The detailed descriptions relating to BMW Motorrad ABS start on page ( 72), and you will find an overview listing the possible warnings on the next page. Status indicators z
  34. 34. Warnings, overview Meaning 3 Flashes Self-diagnosis not completed ( 32) 31 Lights up ABS fault ( 32) Status indicators z
  35. 35. Self-diagnosis not completed on situations that can lead to If the critical value is close 3 ABS warning light flashes. an ABS fault ( 73). to the limit of the permiss- Have the fault rectified as ible tolerance range, the reading 32 quickly as possible by a is accompanied by the 'General' The ABS function is not specialist workshop, preferably warning light showing yellow. If available, because self- an authorised BMW Motorrad the tyre pressure registered by diagnosis did not complete. The dealer. the sensor is outside the per- motorcycle has to move forward missible tolerance range, the Status indicators a few metres for the wheel RDC status 'General' warning light shows red. sensors to be tested. Pull away slowly. Bear in mind indicators OE The detailed descriptions relating Mode of presentation to BMW Motorrad RDC start on that the ABS function is not page ( 74), and you will find available until self-diagnosis has an overview listing the possible completed. warnings on the next page. ABS fault z ABS warning light shows. The ABS control unit has detec- ted a fault. The ABS function is not available. You can continue to ride. Bear Warning symbol 1 indicates a in mind that the ABS function critical tyre pressure, and the cor- is not available. Bear in mind responding reading for the front the more detailed information tyre pressure 2 or the rear tyre pressure 3 flashes.
  36. 36. Warnings, overview Meaning 3 Lights up yellow Appears on the dis- Tyre pressure close to limit of permitted 33 play tolerance ( 34) The critical tyre pressure flashes Status indicators Flashes red Appears on the dis- Tyre pressure outside permitted toler- play ance ( 34) The critical tyre pressure flashes "--" or "-- --" Signal transmission disrupted ( 34) appears on the dis- play Lights up yellow Appears on the dis- Sensor defective or system error z play ( 35) "--" or "-- --" appears on the dis- play Lights up yellow Appears on the dis- Battery of tyre-pressure sensor weak play ( 35) RdC appears on the display.
  37. 37. Tyre pressure close to limit shown by the RDC system. Use If tyre pressure is incorrect it is 3 of permitted tolerance the public air line at a petrol sta- essential to adapt your style of General warning light shows tion or motorway service area to riding accordingly. 34 adjust the tyre pressure by this yellow. Correct the tyre pressure at the amount. earliest possible opportunity. Warning-triangle symbol appears on the display. Tyre pressure outside Have the tyre checked for permitted tolerance damage by a specialist The critical tyre pressure flashes. Status indicators General warning light workshop, preferably an Measured tyre pressure is close authorised BMW Motorrad flashes red. to the limit of permitted toler- dealer. ance. Warning-triangle symbol If you are unsure whether the Correct the tyre pressure as appears on the display. motorcycle can be ridden with stated on the inside cover of the tyre in its present condition: the Rider's Manual. The critical tyre pressure flashes. Do not continue your journey. Measured tyre pressure is out- The tyre-pressures listed side permitted tolerance. Notify the breakdown service. z on the inside cover are Have the tyre checked for Check the tyre for damage and temperature-compensated; the to ascertain whether the mo- damage by a specialist reference tyre temperature for torcycle can be ridden with the workshop, preferably an these readings is always 20 °C. tyre in its present condition. authorised BMW Motorrad The procedure for correctly tyre dealer. If the motorcycle can be ridden pressures when the tyres are not with the tyre in its present condi- Signal transmission at this reference temperature is tion: disrupted as follows: Calculate the difference between Incorrect tyre pressures im- "--" or "-- --" appears on the specified value stated in the pair the motorcycle's hand- the display. Rider's Manual and the reading ling characteristics.
  38. 38. The motorcycle has not yet ac- with the link between the RDC Motorcycle is fitted with wheels celerated past the threshold of control unit and the sensors. not equipped with RDC sensors. 3 approximately 30 km/h. The Move to another location and Fit wheels and tyres equipped observe the RDC readings. As- 35 RDC sensors do not start trans- with RDC sensors. mitting signals until the motor- sume that a permanent fault cycle reaches a speed above this has not occurred unless the One or two RDC sensors have threshold ( 74). 'General' warning light comes failed. Increase speed above this on to accompany the symp- Have the fault rectified by a Status indicators threshold observe the RDC toms. Under these circum- specialist workshop, preferably readings. Assume that a per- stances: an authorised BMW Motorrad manent fault has not occurred Have the fault rectified by a dealer. unless the 'General' warning specialist workshop, preferably A system error has occurred. light comes on to accompany an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer. Have the fault rectified by a the symptoms. Under these specialist workshop, preferably circumstances: Sensor defective or system an authorised BMW Motorrad Have the fault rectified by a z error dealer. specialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad General warning light shows Battery of tyre-pressure dealer. yellow. sensor weak Warning-triangle symbol General warning light shows Wireless communication with the appears on the display. yellow. RDC sensors has been disrupted. Possible causes include radio- "--" or "-- --" appears on Warning-triangle symbol communication systems operat- the display. appears on the display. ing in the vicinity and interfering RdC appears on the display.
  39. 39. This error message appears Seek the advice of a specialist 3 only briefly after the pre- workshop, preferably an author- ride check completes. ised BMW Motorrad dealer. 36 The integral battery in the tyre- pressure sensor has lost a sig- nificant proportion of its original capacity. There is no assurance of how long the tyre pressure Status indicators monitoring system can remain operational. The text warning dWA appears, Seek the advice of a specialist accompanied by a warning-tri- workshop, preferably an author- angle symbol to indicate that this ised BMW Motorrad dealer. is a warning. Anti-theft alarm This error message appears z warnings (OE) only briefly after the pre- ride check completes. General warning light shows yellow. The integral battery in the anti- theft alarm has lost its entire ori- ginal capacity. There is no assur- ance that the anti-theft alarm will be operational if the motorcycle's battery is disconnected.
  40. 40. Operation Ignition switch and steering lock . . . . . 38 Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 4 37 Electronic immobiliser (EWS) . . . . . . . . 39 Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Odometer and tripmeters . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Operation On-board computer OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Tyre pressure monitoring Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 RDC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 z Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Emergency off switch (kill switch) . . . . 50 Grip heating OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
  41. 41. Ignition switch and Switching on ignition Switching off ignition 4 steering lock 38 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 ( 39). 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 OA Case and with OA Engine can be started. Key can be removed. Topcase: Pre-ride check is performed. Electrically powered accessor- If you wish you can arrange to ( 63) ies remain operational for a lim- have the cases and the top- ited period of time. case fitted with locks that can with OE BMW Motorrad ABS: 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. ( 64)
  42. 42. Locking handlebars Electronic immobiliser are specific to your motorcycle (EWS) and they are transmitted via the 4 ring aerial in the ignition lock. Protection against theft The ignition is not enabled for 39 The electronic immobiliser helps starting until the key has been protect your BMW motorcycle recognised as "authorised" for from theft, and this enhanced se- your motorcycle. curity is at your disposal without A spare key attached to Operation any need for you to set paramet- the same ring as the ig- ers or activate additional systems. nition key used to start the en- The engine of a motorcycle fit- gine could "irritate" the electron- Turn the handlebars all the way ted with this electronic immobil- ics, in which case the enabling to the left iser can be started only with the z signal for starting is not issued. Turn the key to position 3, keys that belong to the vehicle. The EWS warning appears in the while moving the handlebars You can also have your author- multifunction display. slightly. ised BMW Motorrad dealer bar Always keep the spare key sep- Ignition, lights and all function individual keys, for example if a arately from the ignition key. circuits switched off. particular key goes missing. The Handlebars locked. engine cannot be started with a Replacement and extra Key can be removed. key that has been barred. keys In-key electronics You can obtain replacement/extra The motorcycle's electronics keys only through an authorised exchange certain continuously BMW Motorrad dealer. The keys changing signals with the elec- are part of an integrated secur- tronics in the key; these signals ity system, so the dealer is un- der an obligation to check the
  43. 43. legitimacy of all applications for The clock is now set and the 4 replacement/extra keys. If you time appears on the display. want to have a lost key barred, 40 you have to bring with you all Odometer and the other keys that belong to tripmeters the motorcycle. A key that has been barred can subsequently be Selecting readings cleared and reactivated for use. Switch on the ignition. Operation with OE On-board computer: Clock Press and hold down button 1. Setting clock Hours reading 2 flashes. z Attempting to set the clock Press button 1. while riding the motorcycle The hours reading increments can lead to accidents. by one each time you press Set the clock only when the mo- the button. torcycle is stationary. Press and hold down button 1. Minutes reading 3 flashes. Switch on the ignition. Press button 1. The minutes reading incre- If necessary, use button 1 to ments by one each time you switch from the stopwatch to press the button. the odometer. Either press and hold down button 1 or wait without press- ing any button.
  44. 44. Tripmeter 1 (Trip I) On-board computer OE Tripmeter 2 (Trip II) Selecting readings 4 Tyre pressures (OE) Switch on the ignition. 41 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
  45. 45. Ambient temperature the temperature drops below this 4 threshold for the first time. 42 Average speed Operation The display starts with the cur- rent value and each time the but- When the motorcycle is at a z ton is pressed it moves one step standstill the heat of the engine through the following sequence: can falsify the ambient-temper- Ambient temperature ature reading. If the effect of the Average speed is calculated on Average speed engine's heat becomes excess- the basis of the time elapsed Average consumption ive, -- temporarily appears on since the last reset. Times Range the display. during which the engine was stopped are excluded from the If ambient temperature drops be- calculation. low 3 °C the temperature dis- play flashes to draw your atten- Resetting average speed tion to the risk of black ice form- Switch on the ignition. ing. The display automatically Select average speed. switches from any other mode to the temperature reading when
  46. 46. the corresponding amount of fuel Range used. 4 Resetting average 43 consumption Switch on the ignition. Select average consumption. Operation Press and hold down button 1. Average speed is reset to zero. The range readout indicates how Average consumption far you can ride with the fuel re- z maining in the tank. The figure is calculated from the level of fuel in the tank and a postulated average consumption, stored in memory, that is not always the Press and hold down button 1. same as the average that can be Average consumption is reset viewed on the display. to zero. The system cannot tell exactly how much fuel is on board when the tank is completely full. Under Average consumption is calcu- these circumstances the display lated by dividing the distance shows a minimum-range figure covered since the last reset by accompanied by a > symbol. A more accurate figure for range is
  47. 47. shown as soon as the fuel level Stopwatch back temporarily to the odometer 4 can be measured exactly. reading. Similarly, the stopwatch When the motorcycle is propped continues timing if you temporar- 44 on its side stand the slight angle ily switch off the ignition. of inclination means that the sensor cannot register the fuel Operating stopwatch level correctly. This is the reason why the range is calculated only Operation when the motorcycle is on the move. When refuelling after running on reserve, make sure that you top You can switch from the odo- z up the tank to a level above re- meter reading to a stopwatch. serve, as otherwise the sensor The readout is in hours, minutes, will not be able to register the seconds and tenths of a second, new level. If the sensor cannot with dots as separators. If you want to use the stopwatch If necessary, use button 1 to register the new level neither the switch from the odometer to fuel-level reading nor the range as a lap timer, you can operate it by means of the INFO button the stopwatch. readout can be updated. on the handlebar fitting instead The calculated range is only of using button 2. If you set the an approximate reading. controls so that the stopwatch is Consequently, BMW Motorrad operated by means of the INFO recommends that you should not button, you must use button 2 to try to use the full range before operate the on-board computer. refuelling. The stopwatch continues to time in the background if you switch
  48. 48. Using stopwatch as Lap- ON: Stopwatch operated by Timer means of the INFO button on 4 the handlebar fitting. OFF: Stopwatch operated by 45 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 Press button 2 while the stop- them down until the reading watch is stopped. changes. The stopwatch begins timing The settings are accepted and Press button 1 and button 2 the display returns to its most z in tenths of a second from the at the same time and hold time originally shown. recent reading. them down until the reading The most recent setting is re- Press button 2 while the stop- changes. watch is running. tained if you do not confirm the FLASH (redline warning) ap- new settings. The stopwatch shows the pears, along with ON or OFF. 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.
  49. 49. Redline warning Activating redline warning the same time and hold 4 them down until the reading changes. 46 The settings are accepted and the display returns to its most recent reading. The most recent setting is re- tained if you do not confirm the Operation new settings. Tyre pressure The redline warning indicates Press button 1 and button 2 z that engine revolutions have at the same time and hold monitoring RDC OE reached the rev. counter's red them down until the reading Selecting RDC readings segment. The anti-theft alarm changes. Switch on the ignition. telltale light 1 flashes red to in- FLASH (telltale light shows) dicate that the engine is red- appears, along with ON or lining. OFF. The signal remains active un- Repeatedly press button 1 until til you shift up or reduce engine the reading shows the mode speed. You can activate or deac- you want. tivate the redline warning. ON: Redline warning activated. OFF: Redline warning deactiv- ated. To confirm the setting, press button 1 and button 2 at
  50. 50. right is the rear tyre pressure. When the engine is not -- -- appears directly after the running you can switch on 4 ignition is switched on, because the lights by switching on the ig- the sensors do not transmit tyre nition and either switching on the 47 pressures until the motorcycle high-beam headlight or operating accelerates to 30 km/h. the headlight flasher. Indicates a reading for tyre pressure. High-beam headlight Operation Repeatedly press button 2 un- Lights til the tyre-pressure readings Side light appear on the display. z The side lights switch on auto- 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. High-beam headlight switched on. Low-beam headlight Move full-beam headlight The tyre-pressure readings al- The low-beam headlight switches switch 1 to the centre position. ternate with the odometer read- on automatically when you start High-beam headlight switched the engine. off. ing. The front tyre pressure is on the left; the reading on the
  51. 51. Press the bottom section of Switching off parking 4 full-beam headlight switch 1. lights The high-beam headlight is Switch the ignition on and then 48 switched on until you release off again. the button (headlight flasher). Parking lights switched off. Switching on parking lights Turn indicators Operation Switch off the ignition. Switching on left flashing turn indicators Press button 1 for the left- Switch on the ignition. hand turn indicators. z The turn indicators are can- Left-hand turn indicators celled automatically after switched on. you have ridden for approxim- Telltale light for left-hand turn ately 10 seconds, or covered a indicators flashes. distance of about 200 m. Switching on right flashing turn indicators Switch on the ignition. Immediately after switching The turn indicators are can- off the ignition, press and hold celled automatically after down button 1 for the left turn you have ridden for approxim- indicators. ately 10 seconds, or covered a Parking light switches on. distance of about 200 m.
  52. 52. Cancelling turn indicators warning flashers for longer than absolutely necessary. 4 If you press a turn-indicat- 49 or button with the ignition switched on, the turn-indicator function is activated instead of the hazard warning flashers, and Operation remains active until you release the button. The hazard warning Press button 2 for the right- flashers recommence flashing as hand turn indicators. Press cancel button 3. soon as the button is released. Right-hand turn indicators Flashing turn indicators z switched on. switched off. Telltale light for right-hand turn Turn indicator telltale lights are indicators flashes. off. Hazard warning flashers Switching on hazard warning flashers Switch on the ignition. Simultaneously press button 1 for left turn indicators and but- The hazard warning flash- ton 2 for right turn indicators. ers place a strain on the battery. Do not use the hazard
  53. 53. The hazard warning flashers Emergency off switch 4 are switched on. (kill switch) Left/right turn indicator telltale 50 lights flash. Switch off the ignition. The hazard warning flashers continue to operate. Left and right turn indicator Operation telltale lights are off. A Normal operating position Switching off hazard (run) warning flashers B Engine switched off. z 1 Emergency off switch (kill switch) You cannot start the engine unless the kill switch is in Operating the kill switch the run position. when riding can cause the rear wheel to lock and thus cause a fall. Do not operate the kill switch when riding. Press cancel button 3. The emergency off switch is a Hazard warning flashers kill switch for switching off the switched off. engine quickly and easily.
  54. 54. Grip heating OE Attempting to adjust the clutch lever while riding the 4 motorcycle can lead to accidents. Do not attempt to adjust the 51 clutch lever unless the motor- cycle is at a standstill. Operation 2 Heating off. 3 50 % heat output (one dot 1 Grip-heating switch visible) z 4 100 % heat output (three The handlebar grips have two- dots visible) stage heating. Grip heating can be activated only when the en- gine is running. Clutch Turn adjusting screw 1 clock- Adjusting clutch lever wise. The increase in power con- sumption caused by the If the position of the clutch The adjusting screw is grip heating can drain the bat- fluid reservoir is changed, indexed and is easier to tery if you are riding at low en- air can enter the clutch system. turn if you push the clutch lever gine speeds. If the charge level Do not twist the handlebar fitting forward. is low, grip heating is switched or the handlebars. Span between handlebar grip off to ensure the battery's start- and clutch lever increases. ing capability.
  55. 55. Turn adjusting screw 1 Mirrors 4 counter-clockwise. Adjusting mirrors Span between handlebar grip 52 and clutch lever decreases. Brakes Adjusting handbrake lever Operation Changing the position of the brake-fluid reservoir can allow air to penetrate the brake Turn adjusting screw 1 clock- system. wise. z Do not twist the handlebar fitting The adjusting screw is in- Turn the mirror to the correct or the handlebars. dexed and is easier to turn position. if you push the handbrake lever Attempting to adjust the forward. brake lever while riding the Spring preload motorcycle can lead to accidents. Span between handlebar grip Spring preload Do not attempt to adjust the and handbrake lever increases. Turn adjusting screw 1 It is essential to set spring pre- brake lever unless the motorcycle counter-clockwise. load of the rear suspension to is at a standstill. Span between handlebar grip suit the load carried by the mo- and handlebar lever decreases. torcycle. Increase spring preload when the motorcycle is heavily loaded and reduce spring preload accordingly when the motorcycle is lightly loaded.
  56. 56. Adjusting spring preload Basic setting of spring for rear wheel preload, rear 4 Remove the seat ( 56) 53 Turn adjusting screw as far as it will go counter-clock- wise, then back it off 12 clicks. (Full load of fuel, with rider 85 kg) Operation with OE Lowered suspension: Your motorcycle's hand- Turn adjusting screw as ling will suffer if you do not far as it will go counter- match the spring-preload and clockwise, then back it off 4 z damping-characteristic settings. clicks. (Full load of fuel, with Remove on-board toolkit 1. Adjust the damping characteristic rider 85 kg) to suit spring preload. 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 preload, use the tool from the on-board toolkit to turn knob 2 counter-clockwise. Stow on-board toolkit 1.
  57. 57. Install the seat ( 56) Tyres 4 Checking tyre pressure Damping 54 Make sure the ground is level Damping and firm and place the motor- Damping must be adapted to cycle on its stand. suit spring preload. An increase Incorrect tyre pressures im- in spring preload requires firmer pair the motorcycle's hand- Operation damping, a reduction in spring ling characteristics and increase preload requires softer damping. If you want to increase damp- the rate of tyre wear. Adjusting damping for ing, turn adjusting screw 1 Always check that the tyre pres- rear wheel clockwise. sures are correct. z If you want to reduce damping, At high road speeds, tyre 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 metal valve caps with rubber teristic seals and screw them on firmly to prevent 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 You adjust the damping char- Tyre pressure, front load of fuel, with rider 85 kg) acteristic by turning adjusting screw 1. 2.5 bar (one-up, tyre cold)
  58. 58. Have the headlight set accord- Consult a specialist work- Tyre pressure, front ingly by a specialist workshop, shop, preferably an au- 4 preferably an authorised BMW thorised BMW Motorrad deal- Motorrad dealer. er, if you are unsure whether 55 2.5 bar (two-up and/or with luggage, tyre cold) Commercially available ad- the headlight basic setting is hesive tape will damage the correct. Tyre pressure, rear plastic lens of the light. Adjusting headlight beam Consult a specialist workshop, Operation preferably an authorised BMW throw 2.8 bar (one-up, tyre cold) Motorrad dealer, in order to avoid 2.8 bar (two-up and/or with damaging the plastic lens of the luggage, tyre cold) light. z If tyre pressure is too low: Correct tyre pressure. Headlight beam throw and spring preload Headlight Headlight beam throw is gener- Adjusting headlight for ally kept constant when spring driving on left/driving on preload is adjusted to suit load. Spring preload adjustment might 1 Headlight beam-throw ad- right not suffice only if the motorcycle justment If the motorcycle is ridden in a is very heavily loaded. Under country where the opposite rule Spring preload adjustment might these circumstances, headlight not suffice if the motorcycle is of the road applies, its asymmet- beam throw has to be adjusted ric low-beam headlight will tend very heavily loaded. Moving to suit the weight carried by the the pivot lever adjusts headlight to dazzle oncoming traffic. motorcycle.
  59. 59. beam throw so as not to dazzle Place the seat, upholstered 4 oncoming traffic. side down, on a clean surface. 56 Installing seat Operation Use the ignition key to turn seat lock 1 counter-clockwise z and hold it in this position. A Neutral position B Position for heavy load Push seat 2 forward into hold- er 3. Seat Firmly press down on the seat at the rear. Removing seat The seat engages with an aud- Make sure the ground is level ible click. and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. Helmet holder Securing helmet to Lift seat 2 at the rear and re- motorcycle lease the key. Remove the seat ( 56) Remove the seat.
  60. 60. way when you hook the helmet into position. 4 Pass the steel cable through 57 the helmet and hook it onto bracket 1. Install the seat ( 56) Operation Use the wire rope available as an optional extra to secure the helmet to helmet holder 1. z The helmet catch can scratch the panelling. Make sure the lock is out of the
  61. 61. z 4 58 Operation
  62. 62. Riding Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 5 59 Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Riding Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Parking your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 z Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

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