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  • 1. BMW Motorrad The Ultimate Riding Machine
  • 2. Rider's Manual G 650 Xcountry
  • 3. 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)
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Important data for refuelling Fuel Recommended fuel grade 95 ROZ/RON, Super unleaded Usable fuel capacity 9.5 l Reserve fuel 2l Tyre pressures Tyre pressure, front 1.9 bar, one-up, tyre cold 2 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, tyre cold Tyre pressure, rear 2.1 bar, one-up, tyre cold 2.3 bar, two-up and/or with lug- gage, tyre cold BMW recommends Order No. 01 41 7 706 761 05.2007, 2nd edition *01407706760*
  • 6. 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
  • 7. Table of Contents You can also consult the index at 4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 6 Engineering details . . . . . 49 the end of this Rider's Manual if Ignition switch and steering Brake system with BMW Mo- you want to find a particular topic lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 torrad ABS OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 or item of information. Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . 28 7 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 1 General instructions . . . . . 5 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 General instructions . . . . . . . . . . 54 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Power socket OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Abbreviations and symbols . . . . 6 Emergency off switch (kill Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 8 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 BMW Motorrad ABS OE . . . . . . 33 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Toolkit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 2 General views . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 General view, left side . . . . . . . . 11 Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 General view, right side . . . . . . 13 Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . . 14 Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Handlebar fitting, left . . . . . . . . . 15 Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Handlebar fitting, right . . . . . . . . 16 5 Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 3 Status indicators . . . . . . . 19 Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Standard warnings . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 ABS warnings OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 BMW Motorrad auxiliary Parking your motorcycle . . . . . 47 stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
  • 8. BMW Motorrad front-wheel Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Wheels and tyres. . . . . . . . . . . 104 Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 9 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Riding specifications . . . . . . . 108 Washing motorcycle. . . . . . . . . . 94 11 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Cleaning easily damaged BMW Motorrad service . . . . . 110 components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 BMW Motorrad service Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Protective wax coating . . . . . . . 96 BMW Motorrad Service Laying up motorcycle . . . . . . . . 96 Card: on-the-spot break- Restoring motorcycle to down assistance . . . . . . . . . . . 110 use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 BMW Motorrad service net- 10 Technical data . . . . . . . . 97 work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . 98 Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . 111 Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . . . 99 Confirmation of mainten- Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 ance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Confirmation of service . . . . . 117 Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . 103
  • 9. General instructions Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1 5 Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 General instructions Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 z
  • 10. 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 ABS Anti-lock brake system motorcycle. passage relating to spe- z cific accessories or items Equipment Abbreviations and of equipment. When you ordered your BMW symbols motorcycle, you chose various Tightening torque. Indicates warnings that you items of custom equipment. This must comply with for reas- Rider's Manual describes option- ons of your safety and the safety Item of technical data. al extras (OE) offered by BMW of others, and to protect your and selected optional accessor- motorcycle against damage. ies (OA). This explains why the manual may also contain de-
  • 11. scriptions of equipment which Currency you have not ordered. Please The high safety and quality 1 note, too, that your motorcycle standards of BMW motorcycles 7 might not be exactly as illus- are maintained by constant trated in this manual on account development work on designs, of country-specific differences. equipment and accessories. If your BMW was supplied with Because of this, your motorcycle equipment not described in General instructions may differ from the information this Rider's Manual, you will supplied in the Rider's Manual. find these features described in Nor can BMW Motorrad entirely separate manuals. rule out errors and omissions. We hope you will appreciate that Technical data no claims can be entertained on All dimensions, weights and the basis of the data, illustrations power ratings stated in the or descriptions in this manual. Rider's Manual are quoted to the standards and comply with the tolerance requirements of the z Deutsche Institut für Normung e.V. Versions for individual countries may differ.
  • 12. z 8 1 General instructions
  • 13. General views General view, left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2 9 General view, right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Handlebar fitting, left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 General views Handlebar fitting, right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 z
  • 14. z 2 10 General views
  • 15. General view, left side 1 Adjuster for spring preload, 2 rear ( 34) 11 2 Power socket OE ( 54) 3 Adjuster for damping char- acteristic, rear suspension ( 35) General views 4 Coolant-level indicator ( 65) z
  • 16. z 2 12 General views
  • 17. General view, right side 1 Seat lock ( 37) 2 2 Fuel filler neck ( 48) 13 3 Brake-fluid reservoir, front ( 63) 4 ABS fuses, behind the side panel ( 79) General views 5 Brake-fluid reservoir, rear ( 64) z
  • 18. Underneath the seat 2 1 Rider's Manual 14 2 Toolkit ( 58) 3 Fuse box ( 78) 4 Oil dipstick and engine-oil filler neck ( 59) General views z
  • 19. Handlebar fitting, left 1 Headlight flasher 2 2 Operating the ABS OE 15 ( 33) 3 Switch for flashing turn in- dicators ( 32) 4 Horn General views 5 High-beam headlight ( 31) z
  • 20. Handlebar fitting, right 2 1 Emergency off switch (kill 16 switch) ( 32) 2 Starter button ( 42) General views z
  • 21. Instrument cluster 1 Set the clock ( 29) 2 Reset the tripmeter ( 29) 17 2 Telltale lights ( 20) 3 Multifunction display ( 20) 4 Select readings ( 28) General views z
  • 22. z 2 18 General views
  • 23. Status indicators Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 3 19 Standard warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ABS warnings OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Status indicators z
  • 24. Status indicators Telltale lights Standard warnings 3 Multifunction display Mode of presentation 20 Status indicators 1 Flashing turn indicators, left 2 Flashing turn indicators, Warnings are indicated by warn- 1 Speedometer right ing lights 1. 2 Odometer, clock or battery 3 Idle The possible warnings are listed voltage ( 28) 4 High-beam headlight on the next page. z
  • 25. Warnings, overview Meaning 3 Lights up Fuel down to reserve ( 22) 21 Lights up Insufficient engine oil pressure ( 22) Status indicators Lights up Coolant temperature too high ( 22) z
  • 26. Fuel down to reserve Insufficient engine oil Do not continue your journey. 3 Warning light for fuel down pressure Have the fault rectified as to reserve lights up. Warning light for oil pres- quickly as possible by a 22 sure shows. specialist workshop, preferably Lack of fuel can result in The oil pressure in the lube-oil an authorised BMW Motorrad the engine misfiring and system is too low. Stop immedi- dealer. cutting out unexpectedly. Mis- ately and switch off the engine if firing can damage the catalytic Coolant temperature too high the warning light shows. Status indicators converter; a hazardous situation The insufficient oil pres- Warning light for coolant can result if the engine cuts out sure warning does not fulfil temperature shows. unexpectedly. Do not run the fuel tank dry. the function of an oil gauge. The Continuing to ride when the only way of checking whether engine is overheated could Possible cause: The fuel tank the oil level is correct is to check contains no more than the re- result in engine damage. with the oil dipstick. You must comply with the in- serve quantity of fuel. Possible cause: Engine-oil level structions below. z Reserve fuel too low. Possible cause: Coolant level too Check the engine oil level low. ( 59) Check the coolant level ( 65) 2l If the oil level is too low: If the coolant level is too low: Refuelling ( 48) Top up the engine oil ( 61) Topping up coolant ( 65) If the engine oil level is correct: Possible cause: Radiator fan de- Riding when engine-oil fective. pressure is low can result in engine damage.
  • 27. If the radiator fan does not start ABS warnings OE even though the coolant-temper- Mode of presentation 3 ature warning light shows: Have the fault rectified as 23 quickly as possible by a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer. Status indicators Possible cause: Insufficient cool- ing. If possible, ride in the part-load range to cool down the engine. ABS warnings are indicated by In traffic jams, switch off the ABS warning light 1. engine, but leave the ignition The detailed descriptions start on switched on so that the radiat- page ( 50), and you will find or fan continues to operate. z an overview listing the possible If the coolant temperature is warnings on the next page. frequently too high, have the fault rectified as soon as pos- sible by a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
  • 28. Warnings, overview 3 Meaning 24 Flashes Self-diagnosis not completed ( 25) Lights up ABS deactivated ( 25) Status indicators Lights up ABS fault ( 25) z
  • 29. Self-diagnosis not completed ABS fault ABS warning light flashes. ABS warning light shows. 3 25 The ABS function is not The ABS control unit has detec- available, because self- ted a fault. The ABS function is diagnosis did not complete. The not available. motorcycle has to move forward You can continue to ride. Bear Status indicators a few metres for the wheel in mind that the ABS function sensors to be tested. is not available. Bear in mind Pull away slowly. Bear in mind the more detailed information that the ABS function is not on situations that can lead to available until self-diagnosis has an ABS fault ( 51). completed. Have the fault rectified as quickly as possible by a ABS deactivated specialist workshop, preferably ABS warning light shows. an authorised BMW Motorrad z dealer. The rider has switched off the ABS system. with OE BMW Motorrad ABS: Activate the ABS function ( 33)
  • 30. z 3 26 Status indicators
  • 31. Operation Ignition switch and steering lock . . . . . 28 4 27 Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Operation Emergency off switch (kill switch) . . . . 32 BMW Motorrad ABS OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 z Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
  • 32. Ignition switch and Pre-ride check is performed. Locking handlebars 4 steering lock ( 43) 28 Keys with OE BMW Motorrad ABS: You receive one master key and Turn the key to position 1. one spare key. ABS self-diagnosis is Ignition switch and steering lock, performed in addition to tank filler cap lock and seat lock the checks outlined above. Operation are all operated with the same ( 44) key. Switching off ignition Switching on ignition Turn the handlebars all the way z to the left Turn the key to position 3, while moving the handlebars slightly. Ignition, lights and all function circuits switched off. Handlebars locked. Key can be removed. Turn the key to position 2. Multifunction display Turn the key to position 1. Lights switched off. Side light and all function cir- Handlebars not locked. Selecting readings cuits switched on. Key can be removed. Switch on the ignition. Engine can be started.
  • 33. If the motorcycle is to re- main abroad for a lengthy 4 period, you can have the display readouts changed from miles to 29 kilometres or vice versa, if neces- sary. Under these circumstances consult a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Operation Motorrad dealer. The display starts with the cur- Press and hold down button 1. rent value and each time the but- The tripmeter is reset to zero. ton is pressed it moves one step z through the following sequence: Setting clock Odometer (ODO) Switch on the ignition. Tripmeter 1 (Trip I) You can make this adjust- Tripmeter 2 (Trip II) ment only when the motor- Clock cycle is at a standstill. Battery voltage Select the clock. Press button 1. Resetting tripmeter Switch on the ignition. Select the desired tripmeter.
  • 34. The procedure is also termin- 4 ated if speed is greater than zero. 30 Battery voltage Operation Press and hold down button 1. When the hours reading is cor- Hours reading 3 shows. rect wait briefly. z Press button 1. Minutes reading 4 shows. The hours reading increments Press button 1. by one each time you press The minutes reading incre- the button. ments by one each time you The battery-voltage reading 1 Press button 2. press the button. appears together with the battery The hours reading decrements Press button 2. symbol 2. by one each time you press The minutes reading decre- the button. ments by one each time you Lights press the button. Side light When the minutes reading is The side lights switch on auto- correct wait briefly. matically when the ignition is The clock is now set and the switched on. time appears on the display.
  • 35. The side lights place High-beam headlight Headlight flasher a strain on the battery. 4 Do not switch the ignition on for longer than absolutely 31 necessary. Low-beam headlight The low-beam headlight switches Operation on automatically when the igni- tion is switched on. The low-beam headlight Push full-beam headlight Press headlight flasher but- places a strain on the bat- switch 1 up. ton 1. z tery. Do not switch the ignition High-beam headlight switched The high-beam headlight is on for longer than absolutely on. switched on until you release necessary. Push full-beam headlight the button. switch 1 down. High-beam headlight switched off.
  • 36. Turn indicators Push the turn-indicator button Do not operate the kill switch 4 Operating flashing turn forward. when riding. Flashing turn indicators The emergency off switch is a 32 indicators switched off. kill switch for switching off the Turn indicator telltale light is engine quickly and easily. off. Emergency off switch Operation (kill switch) z Push turn-indicator button 1 to the left. Left-hand turn indicators - Switch in normal position: switched on. operating position. Telltale light for left-hand turn - Switch actuated: engine indicators flashes. switched off. Push the turn-indicator button 1 Emergency off switch (kill to the right. switch) You cannot start the engine Right-hand turn indicators unless the kill switch is in switched on. Operating the kill switch the run position. Telltale light for right-hand turn when riding can cause indicator flashes. the rear wheel to lock and thus cause a fall.
  • 37. BMW Motorrad ABS OE ABS warning light remains switching the ignition off and Deactivating ABS function ON. then on again. 4 If you switch the ignition off 33 Switch on the ignition, or bring Activating ABS function then on again and the ABS the motorcycle to a stop. light comes back on, there is a fault in the ABS. Mirrors Operation Adjusting mirrors z Press and hold down ABS but- ton 1. Press and hold down ABS but- ABS warning light goes out; ton 1. if self-diagnosis has not ABS warning light starts to completed it starts flashing. show. Release the ABS button within Release the ABS button within five seconds. Turn the mirror to the correct five seconds. The ABS warning light remains position. The ABS function is deactiv- off or continues to flash. ated. The ABS function is activated. Instead of pressing the ABS button, you have the option of
  • 38. Adjusting mirror arm Spring preload 4 Adjustment for rear 34 suspension It is essential to set spring pre- load of the rear suspension to suit the load carried by the mo- torcycle. Increase spring preload Operation when the motorcycle is heavily loaded and reduce spring preload accordingly when the motorcycle Your motorcycle's hand- Slacken nut 1. ling will suffer if you do not is lightly loaded. z Turn the mirror arm to the ap- match the spring-preload and propriate position. Adjusting spring preload damping-characteristic settings. Tighten the nut to the spe- for rear wheel Adjust the damping characteristic cified tightening torque, while to suit spring preload. Make sure the ground is level holding the mirror arm to en- and firm and place the motor- Adjusting spring preload sure that it does not move out cycle on its stand. while the motorcycle is be- of position. ing ridden can lead to accidents. Union nut, mirror Do not attempt to adjust spring preload unless the motorcycle is at a standstill. 20 Nm Note that there is a danger of coming into contact with the hot exhaust silencer when you turn the knob.
  • 39. Allow the silencer to cool. Damping Adjust spring preload by turn- Adjustment for rear 4 ing knob 1. suspension 35 If you want to increase spring Damping must be adapted to suit preload, turn the knob toward spring preload and the surface on HARD. which the motorcycle is ridden. If you want to reduce spring An increase in spring preload re- Operation preload, turn the knob toward quires firmer damping, a reduc- SOFT. tion in spring preload requires There is a risk of injury Basic setting of spring softer damping. by burns if you adjust the preload, rear The harder the setting, the more damping characteristic while the z the movement that the spring Turn the knob as far as it end silencer is hot. strut can make to absorb sur- will go in the "SOFT" direc- Use a screwdriver extension and face irregularities is damped. tion and then turn it 10 full wear protective gloves. When you choose a soft setting turns in the "HARD" direc- the spring strut responds all the Adjust damping by turning tion. (Full load of fuel, with more rapidly to surface irregularit- nut 1. rider 85 kg) ies. If you want to increase damp- ing, turn nut 1 in direction A. Adjusting damping for If you want to reduce damping, rear wheel turn nut 1 in direction B. Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand.
  • 40. Incorrect tyre pressures im- Tyre pressure, rear 4 pair the motorcycle's hand- ling characteristics and increase 36 the rate of tyre wear. 2.1 bar (one-up, tyre cold) Always check that the tyre pres- 2.3 bar (two-up and/or with sures are correct. luggage, tyre cold) At high road speeds, tyre If tyre pressure is too low: Operation valves have a tendency to Correct tyre pressure. open as a result of centrifugal force. Rebound stage, basic Headlight Fit metal valve caps with rubber setting, rear Adjusting headlight for z seals and screw them on firmly Turn the bottom knob as to prevent sudden deflation. driving on right/driving on far as it will go in the A dir- Check tyre pressures against left ection, then back it off 13 the data below. If the motorcycle is ridden in a clicks in the B direction. (Full country where the opposite rule load of fuel, with rider 85 kg) Tyre pressure, front of the road applies, its asymmet- ric low-beam headlight will tend Tyres 1.9 bar (one-up, tyre cold) to dazzle oncoming traffic. Have the headlight set accord- Checking tyre pressure 2 bar (two-up and/or with ingly by a specialist workshop, Make sure the ground is level luggage, tyre cold) preferably an authorised BMW and firm and place the motor- Motorrad dealer. cycle on its stand.
  • 41. Headlight beam throw and spring preload 4 Headlight beam throw is gener- 37 ally kept constant when spring preload is adjusted to suit load. Spring preload adjustment might not suffice only if the motorcycle Operation is very heavily loaded. Under these circumstances, headlight beam throw has to be adjusted Screws 1 on left and right al- Use the ignition key to turn to suit the weight carried by the low the height of the headlight seat lock 1 counter-clockwise motorcycle. to be adjusted. This adjustment and hold it in this position. z Consult a specialist work- should be carried out by a spe- shop, preferably an au- cialist workshop, preferably an thorised BMW Motorrad deal- authorised BMW Motorrad deal- er, if you are unsure whether er. the headlight basic setting is correct. Seat Removing seat Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. Lift seat 2 at the rear and re- lease the key.
  • 42. Pull the seat to the rear to re- 4 move. Place the seat, upholstered 38 side down, on a clean surface. Installing seat Operation If too much pressure is ap- plied in the forward direc- z tion, there is a danger that the motorcycle will be pushed off its stand. Always make sure that the Position seat 2 in such a way motorcycle is stable and firmly that mounts 3 on left and right supported. are in front of left and right Lower seat 2 into position and holders 4. push it forward as far as it will go. Firmly press down on the seat at the rear. The seat engages with an aud- ible click. Check that the seat is secure.
  • 43. Riding Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 5 39 Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Riding Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Parking your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 z Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
  • 44. 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. 40 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.
  • 45. 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- 41 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 it misfires. Cooling would be control unit can result in 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.
  • 46. Checklist Starting Starting engine. 5 Use the following checklist to Side stand 42 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 Clutch fluid level the side stand. z Shock absorber setting and spring preload Gearbox Kill switch in operating position Tyre-tread depth and tyre You can start the engine when (run). pressures the gearbox is in neutral or if you Gearbox lubrication is en- Cases correctly installed and pull the clutch with a gear en- sured only when the engine luggage secured gaged. is running. Inadequate lubrica- tion can result in damage to the At regular intervals: gearbox. Engine oil level (every refuelling Do not allow the motorcycle to stop) roll for a lengthy period of time or Brake-pad wear (every third push it a long distance with the refuelling stop) engine switched off. Switch on the ignition. Pre-ride check is performed. ( 43)
  • 47. with OE BMW Motorrad ABS: The engine starts. Switch on the ignition. Consult the troubleshooting 5 Pre-ride check is performed. chart below if the engine re- fuses to start. ( 98) 43 ( 43) ABS self-diagnosis is Pre-ride check performed. ( 44) The instrument cluster runs a Wait until the warning light for test of the instruments and the Riding the coolant temperature stops warning lights and telltale lights flashing. and the display when the igni- Press starter button 1. The idle actuator is posi- tion is switched on. This test is z If ambient temperatures are known as the "Pre-Ride-Check". tioned after you switch on very low, you might find it Phase 1 the ignition. The coolant-tem- necessary to open the throttle perature warning light flashes All the telltale and warning lights slightly when starting the engine. if the idle actuator has not cor- are switched on briefly, along At ambient temperatures below rectly positioned before the pre- with all the segments of the mul- 0 °C, disengage the clutch after ride check completes. In order tifunction display. switching on the ignition. to avoid subsequent problems, wait for this process to complete If the engine fails to start Phase 2 before proceeding. even though the starter The tyre parameters stored in turns, insufficient battery voltage the memory of the instrument might be causing the problem. cluster appear briefly on the dis- Recharge the battery before you play. start the engine, or use jump The instrument cluster then leads and a donor battery to reverts to its normal operating start. mode.
  • 48. If a warning light or telltale light few metres for the wheel sensors You can continue to ride. Bear 5 did not show as specified above to be tested. in mind that the ABS function or if a segment or segments of Phase 1 is not available. 44 Have the fault rectified as the multifunction display failed to Test of the diagnosis-compat- light up: ible system components with quickly as possible by a the motorcycle at a standstill. specialist workshop, preferably Some malfunctions cannot ABS warning light flashes. an authorised BMW Motorrad be indicated if one of the dealer. Riding warning lights fails to show. Make sure that all the warning and telltale lights come on in the Phase 2 Running in z Test of the wheel sensors as The first 1000 km pre-ride check. the motorcycle pulls away from While running in the motor- Have the fault rectified as rest. cycle, vary the throttle opening quickly as possible by a specialist workshop, preferably ABS warning light flashes. and engine-speed range fre- an authorised BMW Motorrad quently. dealer. Try to do most of your rid- ABS self-diagnosis ing during this initial period on ABS self-diagnosis OE completed twisting, fairly hilly roads, avoid- BMW Motorrad ABS performs The ABS warning light goes ing high-speed main roads and self-diagnosis to ensure its op- out. highways if possible. erability. Self-diagnosis is per- If an indicator showing an ABS Exceeding the specified en- formed automatically when you fault appears when ABS self-dia- gine speeds while running switch on the ignition. The mo- gnosis completes: in will lead to increased engine torcycle has to move forward a wear.
  • 49. Keep to the specified engine km. You can compensate for Brakes speeds for running in. this initial reduction in braking How can stopping 5 During the running-in phase, efficiency by exerting greater pressure on the levers. distance be minimised? 45 do not exceed the speed limits Each time the brakes are applied, specified for the various gears. New brake pads can ex- a load distribution shift takes tend stopping distance by a Maximum speeds during place with the load shifting for- significant margin. running-in period ward from the rear to the front Apply the brakes in good time. Riding wheel. The sharper the motor- max 35 km/h (1st gear) cycle decelerates, the more load Tyres max 55 km/h (2nd gear) is shifted to the front wheel. The z New tyres have a smooth sur- higher the wheel load, the more max 75 km/h (3rd gear) face. This must be roughened by braking force can be transmitted max 95 km/h (4th gear) riding in a restrained manner at without the wheel locking. various heel angles until the tyres max 110 km/h (5th gear) To optimise stopping distance, are run in. This running in pro- No full-load acceleration. apply the front brakes rapidly and cedure is essential if the tyres are Avoid low engine speeds at full keep on increasing the force you to achieve maximum grip. load. apply to the brake lever. This Tyres do not have their full makes the best possible use Do not omit the first inspection grip when new and there of the dynamic increase in load after 500 - 1200 km. is a risk of accidents at extreme at the front wheel. Remember Brake pads angles of heel. to pull the clutch at the same Avoid extreme angles of heel. time. In the "panic braking situ- New brake pads must "bed down" and therefore do not ations" that are trained so fre- achieve their optimum friction quently braking force is applied levels during the first 500 as rapidly as possible and with
  • 50. the rider's full force applied to Wet brakes Oil or grease on brakes 5 the brake levers; under these cir- After the motorcycle has Oil and grease on the brake cumstances the dynamic shift been washed, ridden 46 discs and pads considerably in load distribution cannot keep through water or ridden in diminish braking efficiency. pace with the increase in de- the rain, the brake discs and Especially after repair and main- celeration and the tyres cannot pads might be wet and the tenance work, make sure that the transmit the full braking force to brakes might not take effect brake discs and brake pads are the surface of the road. ABS has Riding immediately. free of oil and grease. to intervene to keep the front Apply the brakes in good time wheel from locking; this increases Dirt or mud on brakes until the brakes have dried out. z stopping distance. When riding on loose sur- Descending mountain Salt on brakes faces or muddy roads, the passes The brakes may fail to take brakes may fail to take effect effect immediately if the immediately because of dirt or There is a danger of the motorcycle was ridden on salt- moisture on the discs or brake brakes fading if you use covered roads and the brakes pads. only the rear brakes when des- were not applied for some time. Apply the brakes in good time cending mountain passes. Under Apply the brakes in good time until the brakes have been extreme conditions, the brakes until the salt layer on the brake cleaned. could overheat and suffer severe discs and brake pads has been The brake pads will wear damage. removed. more rapidly if you ride fre- Use both front and rear brakes, and make use of the engine's quently on unsurfaced tracks or braking effect as well. poor roads. Check the thickness of the brake
  • 51. 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 47 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. Retract the side stand before or right lock. 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.
  • 52. Refuelling Make sure the ground is level Recommended fuel 5 Fuel is highly flammable. A and firm and place the motor- grade cycle on its stand. 48 naked flame close to the fuel tank can cause a fire or ex- 95 ROZ/RON (Super un- plosion. leaded) Do not smoke. Never bring a Usable fuel capacity naked flame near the fuel tank. Riding Fuel expands when hot. Fuel escaping from an 9.5 l z overfilled tank could make its way onto the rear tyre. This could Reserve fuel cause a fall. Do not fill the tank past the bot- Open fuel tank cap 1 with 2l tom edge of the filler neck. the ignition key by turning it Place the fuel tank cap in posi- Fuel attacks plastics, which counter-clockwise. tion in the filler neck. become dull or unsightly. Remove the fuel tank cap. Close the fuel tank cap with Wipe off plastic parts immediately Refuel with fuel of the grade the ignition key by turning it if they come into contact with stated below; do not fill the clockwise. fuel. tank past the bottom edge of the filler neck. Leaded fuel will destroy the catalytic converter. Use only unleaded fuel.
  • 53. Engineering details Brake system with BMW Motorrad 6 ABS OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 49 Engineering details z
  • 54. 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 50 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 Even under severe braking, a Engineering details road surface. Loose stones, ice contact temporarily with the road high level of tyre grip can mean and snow or a wet road all have surface; if this happens the brak- that the front wheel does not much lower coefficients of fric- ing force that can be transmit- lock up until very late, if at all. tion than a clean, dry asphalt sur- ted to the road can drop to zero. Consequently, ABS does not in- face. The lower the coefficient If the brakes are applied under tervene until very late, if at all. of friction, the longer the braking these circumstances the ABS Under these circumstances the distance. has to reduce braking force to rear wheel can lift off the ground, If the rider increases braking ensure that directional stability and the outcome can be a high- pressure to the extent that brak- is maintained when the wheels siding situation in which the mo- z ing force exceeds the maxim- regain contact with the road sur- torcycle can flip over. um transferrable limit, the wheels face. At this instant the BMW Severe braking can cause start to lock and the motorcycle Motorrad ABS must assume an the rear wheel to lift off the loses its directional stability; a fall extremely low coefficient of fric- ground. is imminent. Before this situation tion, so that the wheels will con- When you brake, bear in mind can occur, ABS intervenes and tinue to rotate under all imagin- that ABS control cannot be relied adapts braking pressure to the able circumstances, because this on in all circumstances to prevent maximum transferrable braking is the precondition for ensuring the rear wheel from lifting clear of force, so the wheels continue directional stability. As soon as the ground.
  • 55. 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: 51 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 Take care when cornering. When by switching the ignition off and 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
  • 56. momentum take over and even 6 BMW Motorrad ABS is unable to counteract their effects. 52 Engineering details z
  • 57. Accessories General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 7 53 Power socket OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Accessories z
  • 58. General instructions without constituting a safety haz- Power socket OE 7 BMW Motorrad recommends ard. Country-specific official au- Ratings thorisation does not suffice as 54 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. Do not attempt to connect a load z These parts and products have Whenever you are planning that would exceed the maximum been tested by BMW for safety, function and suitability. BMW modifications, comply with all amperage stated in the technical the legal requirements. Make data for on-board socket 1. accepts product liability for them. 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. Electrically powered accessories inevitably place a strain on the BMW Motorrad cannot battery. It is essential to ensure assess each non-BMW that the battery retains its ability product to determine wheth- to start the engine. er it can be used on or in con- nection with BMW motorcycles
  • 59. Cable routing Set spring preload, damping Note the maximum permissible The cables from the power sock- characteristic and tyre pres- payload of the rear softbag and 7 et to the auxiliary device must be sures to suit total weight. the speed limit for riding with a Note the maximum permissible rear softbag on the motorcycle. 55 routed in such a way that they: Do not impede the rider payload of the luggage carrier. Payload of rear softbag Do not restrict or obstruct the Loading luggage carrier steering angle and handling characteristics max 2.5 kg Accessories Cannot be trapped max 5 kg Maximum permissible Note the maximum permissible Incorrectly routed cables speed for riding with the payload of the tank rucksack can impede the rider. rear softbag fitted to the mo- and the speed limit for riding Route the cables as described torcycle with a tank rucksack on the z above. motorcycle. max 130 km/h Luggage Payload of tank rucksack Correct loading Overloading and imbal- max 5 kg anced loads can adversely affect the motorcycle's handling. Maximum permissible Do not exceed the permissible speed for riding with the gross weight and be sure to tank rucksack fitted to the mo- comply with the instructions on torcycle loading. max 130 km/h
  • 60. z 7 56 Accessories
  • 61. Maintenance Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 8 57 Toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Maintenance Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 z Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 BMW Motorrad auxiliary stand . . . . . . . 75 BMW Motorrad front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
  • 62. Notes Toolkit 5 Screwdriver handle 8 The Maintenance chapter de- Standard on-board toolkit Holder for screwdriver blade 9 58 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 extensive maintenance and re- 1 Fuse puller 6 3 mm Allen key z pair work in the Repair Manual Replacing fuses Replacing headlight bulb on DVD/CD-ROM (RepROM) for 2 Open-ended spanner, w/f 7 4 mm Allen key your motorcycle, which is avail- 8/10 Removing and installing body able from your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer. Adjusting chain tension panels 3 Open-ended spanner, w/f 8 6 mm Allen key Some of the work calls for spe- 14 Adjusting headlight beam throw cial tools and a thorough know- ledge of motorcycles. If you Adjusting mirror arm are in doubt consult a specialist 9 Screwdriver blade 4 Open-ended spanner, w/f Star-head and flat-tip blade workshop, preferably your author- 15 ised BMW Motorrad dealer. Adjusting rear suspension Adjusting mirror arm damping
  • 63. 10 Screwdriver, small 3 Ring spanner, w/f 26 Replacing turn indicator bulbs Removing and installing wheels 8 On-board toolkit service 4 Electric torch 59 kit LED bulb Your authorised BMW Motor- 5 3x socket rad dealer can provide the on- board toolkit service kit that you Adjusting chain tension Maintenance will need if you are considering 6 Adapter undertaking more extensive work. 1 Extending tool holder Adapter for 1/4" bits You will find information on un- Adapters to accommodate all 9x12 mm and 3/8" swivel ad- dertaking work of this nature in tools apters the Repair Manual on the CD or Removing and installing spark DVD also obtainable from your plugs Engine oil z authorised BMW Motorrad deal- er. 2 1/4" bits Checking engine oil level Star-head The engine can seize if the Plain-tip oil level is low, and this can Adapter, 1/4" hex to 1/4"square lead to accidents. 2x hexagon socket wrench in- Always make sure that the oil sert level is correct. Allen keys, 3 mm, 4 mm and The oil level varies with the 6 mm temperature of the oil. The higher the temperature, the high- er the level of oil in the sump.
  • 64. Checking the oil level with the Turn the oil dipstick clockwise 8 engine cold or after no more than to install. a short ride will lead to misinter- Remove the oil dipstick and 60 pretation; this in turn, means that check the oil level. the engine will be operated with the incorrect quantity of oil. In order to ensure that the en- gine oil level is read correctly, Maintenance check the oil level only after a lengthy trip. Remove oil dipstick 1 by turn- Allow the engine to idle until ing it counter-clockwise. the fan starts up, then allow it to idle one minute longer. z Make sure the ground is level and firm and hold the motor- Engine oil, specified level cycle upright. Switch off the engine. Wipe the area around the oil Engine oil, 15W-40 filler neck clean. Between MIN and MAX marks Wipe the oil off MIN-MAX part If the oil level is below the MIN of dipstick 2 with a clean, dry mark: cloth. Top up the engine oil ( 61)
  • 65. If the oil level is above the MAX Brake system mark: Dependability of the brake 8 Have the oil level corrected by system 61 a specialist workshop, prefer- ably an authorised BMW Mo- A fully functional brake system is torrad dealer. a basic requirement for the road safety of your motorcycle. Topping up engine oil Do not ride the motorcycle if you Maintenance Damage to the engine have any doubts about the de- can result if it is operated pendability of the brake system. Remove oil dipstick 1. without enough oil, but the same Under these circumstances have also applies if the oil level is too the brake system checked by a high. specialist workshop, preferably Always make sure that the oil an authorised BMW Motorrad z level is correct. dealer. Wipe the area around the filler Incorrect working practices neck clean. endanger the reliability of the brakes. Have all work on the brake sys- tem performed by a specialist Top up the engine oil until the workshop, preferably an author- level reaches mark A. ised BMW Motorrad dealer. Check the engine oil level ( 59) Install the oil dipstick.
  • 66. Checking operation of fork tube toward the brake cal- 8 brakes iper. 62 Pull the handbrake lever. The pressure point must be clearly perceptible. Press the footbrake lever. The pressure point must be Maintenance clearly perceptible. If pressure points are not clearly perceptible: Brake pads worn past Have the brakes checked by a the minimum permissible specialist workshop, preferably brake-pad thickness can cause Brake disc thickness, an authorised BMW Motorrad a reduction in braking efficiency z front dealer. and under certain circumstances they can cause damage to the min 1 mm (Friction pad only, Brake pads brake system. without backing plate) In order to ensure the dependab- Checking front brake pad The wear indicators ility of the brake system, do not thickness (grooves) must be clearly permit the brake pads to wear Make sure the ground is level visible. past the minimum permissible and firm and place the motor- brake-pad thickness. cycle on its stand. If the wear indicating marks are Visually inspect the brake pads no longer clearly visible: to ascertain their thickness. Have the brake pads replaced Viewing direction: Above the by a specialist workshop, wheel axle, between wheel and
  • 67. preferably an authorised BMW ility of the brake system, do not If the wear indicating marks are Motorrad dealer. permit the brake pads to wear no longer visible: 8 past the minimum permissible Have the brake pads replaced Checking brake pad brake-pad thickness. 63 by a specialist workshop, thickness, rear brakes preferably an authorised BMW Visually inspect rear brake Make sure the ground is level pads 1 from behind to Motorrad dealer. and firm and place the motor- ascertain their thickness. cycle on its stand. Brake fluid Maintenance Checking brake-fluid level, front brakes Make sure the ground is level and firm and hold the motor- cycle upright. z Move the handlebars to the straight-ahead position. Brake-pad wear limit, rear Brake pads worn past the minimum permissible brake-pad thickness can cause min 1 mm (Friction pad only, a reduction in braking efficiency without backing plate) and under certain circumstances The wear indicators must be they can cause damage to the clearly visible. brake system. In order to ensure the dependab-
  • 68. Checking brake-fluid 8 level, rear brakes 64 Make sure the ground is level and firm and hold the motor- cycle upright. Maintenance A low fluid level in the Brake fluid level, front brake reservoir can allow air to penetrate the brake system. This significantly reduces braking DOT4 brake fluid z efficiency. Do not permit the brake fluid Check the brake-fluid level at level to drop below the MIN regular intervals. A low fluid level in the mark. (Brake-fluid reservoir Check the brake fluid level in horizontal) brake reservoir can allow air front reservoir 1. to penetrate the brake system. If the brake fluid level drops be- This significantly reduces braking Wear of the brake pads low the permitted level: efficiency. causes the brake fluid level Have the defect rectified as Check the brake-fluid level at in the reservoir to sink. quickly as possible by a spe- regular intervals. cialist workshop, preferably Check the brake fluid level in an authorised BMW Motorrad rear reservoir 1. dealer.
  • 69. Wear of the brake pads cialist workshop, preferably causes the brake fluid level an authorised BMW Motorrad 8 in the reservoir to sink. dealer. 65 Coolant Checking coolant level Make sure the ground is level Maintenance and firm and hold the motor- cycle upright. Coolant, specified level Between MIN and MAX Brake fluid level, rear marks on the expansion tank z If the coolant level is too low: DOT4 brake fluid Top up the coolant. Do not permit the brake fluid If the coolant level is too high: level to drop below the MIN Seek the advice of a specialist mark. (Brake-fluid reservoir workshop, preferably an author- Read off the coolant level on horizontal) ised BMW Motorrad dealer. scale 1 on the coolant expan- sion tank. If the brake fluid level drops be- Topping up coolant low the permitted level: Remove the seat ( 37) Have the defect rectified as quickly as possible by a spe-
  • 70. 8 66 Maintenance Remove screw 1. Open cap of the expansion Seat the side panel in tank for coolant 1. mounts 3. Top up the coolant to the spe- cified level. z Close the cap of the expansion tank for coolant. Remove screws 2. Work the side panel down to Install screws 2. remove.
  • 71. Clutch Adjusting clutch-lever Checking clutch-lever play 8 play 67 Maintenance Install screw 1. Install the seat ( 38) Push back boot 1. Slacken locknut 2. Pull the clutch lever until resist- z Set clutch-lever play to spe- ance is perceptible. cification by turning adjusting Measure clutch-lever play A. screw 3. Clutch-lever play Turning clockwise: increases play. Turning counter-clockwise: re- 2...3 mm (Engine cold) duces play. Clutch-lever play is out of toler- Check the clutch-lever play ance: ( 67) Adjust clutch-lever play ( 67) Tighten locknut 2. Pull boot 1 back over the ad- justing screw.
  • 72. Tyres Rims 8 Checking tyre tread depth Checking rims 68 Make sure the ground is level Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. cycle on its stand. Measure the tyre tread depth Visually inspect the rims for in the main tread grooves with defects. Maintenance wear marks. Have damaged rims checked Tyres have wear indicators and, if necessary, replaced by a Use a screwdriver to push the integrated into the main specialist workshop, preferably chain up and down and meas- tread grooves. The tyre is worn an authorised BMW Motorrad ure difference A. out when the tyre tread has worn dealer. z down to the level of the marks. Chain deflection The locations of the marks are Chain indicated on the edge of the tyre, Checking chain tension e.g. by the letters TI, TWI or by 25...30 mm (Motorcycle sup- Make sure the ground is level ported on its side stand) an arrow. and firm and place the motor- 30...35 mm (Rear suspen- If the tyre tread no longer com- cycle on its stand. sion extended) plies with the minimum legally required tread depth: If measured value is outside per- Replace tyre. mitted tolerance: Adjust the chain tension ( 69)
  • 73. Adjusting chain tension Turning screws counter-clock- Checking chain wear Make sure the ground is level wise: increases chain tension. Make sure the ground is level 8 and firm and place the motor- Check the chain tension and firm and place the motor- ( 68) 69 cycle on its stand. cycle on its stand. Make sure that scale read- ings 4 are the same on left and right. Tighten locknuts 2 on left and Maintenance right by turning them clock- wise. Locknut of the final-drive chain tensioning screw 25 Nm z Slacken quick-release axle Tighten quick-release axle Pull the chain back at the rear- nut 1. nut 1 to the specified tight- most point of the sprocket. Slacken locknuts 2 on left and ening torque. The tips of the sprocket teeth right by turning them counter- must remain inside the chain clockwise. Nut on quick-release links. Use adjusting screws 3 on left axle, rear If the chain can be pulled back and right to adjust chain ten- far enough to expose the tips of 80 Nm sion. the sprocket teeth: Turning screws clockwise: re- Consult a specialist workshop, duces chain tension. preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
  • 74. Wheels with OE BMW Motorrad ABS: 8 Recommended tyres 70 For each size of tyre BMW Mo- torrad tests and classifies as roadworthy certain makes. BMW Motorrad cannot assess the suit- ability or provide any guarantee Maintenance of road safety for other tyres. BMW Motorrad recommends using only tyres tested by BMW Slacken left axle clamping Motorrad. Remove screw 1 of the ABS screws 2. You can obtain detailed informa- sensor and remove the ABS Remove axle screw 3. tion from your authorised BMW sensor from the holder. z Motorrad dealer or on the Inter- Use a suitable auxiliary stand to net at www.bmw-motorrad.com. lift the front wheel. BMW Mo- Removing front wheel torrad recommends the BMW Motorrad front wheel stand. Place the motorcycle on a suit- Install the front wheel stand able auxiliary stand. BMW Mo- ( 77) torrad recommends the BMW Motorrad auxiliary stand. Install the auxiliary stand ( 75) Slacken right axle clamping screws 4.
  • 75. Use a screwdriver to remove lever when the brake calipers Installing front wheel axle 5. have been removed. 8 Do not remove the grease from Roll the front wheel clear of the the axle. 71 forks. Maintenance Install spacer sleeve 7. The front wheel must be installed right way round to z Hold left slider tube 6 and turn rotate in the correct direction. Remove spacer sleeve 7. the front wheel left to push the Note the direction-of-rotation ar- brake pads apart. rows on the tyre or the wheel rim. Once the calipers have been removed, there is Roll the front wheel into posi- a risk of the brake pads being tion between the forks, making pressed together to the extent sure that the brake disc passes that they cannot be slipped back between the brake pads. over the brake disc on reas- sembly. Do not operate the handbrake
  • 76. workshop, preferably an author- 8 ised BMW Motorrad dealer. 72 Tighten axle screw 3 to the specified torque; if necessary use a screwdriver to counter- hold at the right-hand side. Nut on quick-release Maintenance axle, front Install axle 5. 80 Nm Tighten right axle clamping screws 4 to the specified tight- Remove the front-wheel stand. ening torque. Without operating the brakes: z firmly compress the forks and Front-axle retainer release; repeat the procedure several times. Tighten left axle clamping 10 Nm screws 2 to the specified tightening torque. Front-axle retainer Threaded fasteners not tightened to the specified torque can work loose or their 10 Nm threads can suffer damage. Always have the security of the fasteners checked by a specialist
  • 77. with OE BMW Motorrad ABS: Install the auxiliary stand ( 75) 8 73 Maintenance Remove screw 3 of the speed Seat the ABS sensor in the sensor and remove the speed holder and install screw 1 of sensor from the holder. the ABS sensor. Remove screws 1 and pull cov- er 2 down slightly. z Remove the auxiliary stand. Firmly pull the brake lever sev- eral times to seat the brake pads against the brake disc. Removing rear wheel Place the motorcycle on a suit- able auxiliary stand. BMW Mo- torrad recommends the BMW Remove quick-release axle Motorrad auxiliary stand. nut 4.
  • 78. Slacken locknuts 5 on left and The sprocket and the 8 right by turning them counter- spacer sleeves on left clockwise. and right are loose fits in the 74 Back off adjusting screws 6 wheel. Make sure that these left and right by turning them parts are not damaged or lost on clockwise until adjusting removal. plate 7 can be removed. Remove quick-release axle 8. Installing rear wheel Maintenance Roll the rear wheel into the swinging arm, making sure that Seat left adjusting plate 10 the brake disc passes between in the swinging arm and in- the brake pads. stall quick-release axle 8 in the brake caliper and the rear z wheel. Make sure that the axle fits in- to the recess of the adjusting plate. Roll the rear wheel as far for- ward as possible and disen- gage chain 9 from the sprock- et. Roll the rear wheel back until it Roll the rear wheel as far is clear of the swinging arm. forward as possible and loop chain 9 over the sprocket.
  • 79. Adjust the chain tension ( 69) 8 Remove the auxiliary stand. 75 BMW Motorrad auxiliary stand Installing auxiliary stand Maintenance Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- Install right adjusting plate 7. Seat the speed sensor in the cycle on its stand. holder and install screw 3 of Use the auxiliary stand with the speed sensor. the number (001631) and the H adapter with the number z (001639). Install quick-release axle nut 4, but do not tighten it at this point. Place cover 2 in position. Install 2 screws 1.
  • 80. 8 76 Maintenance With the lifting lever to the left, On the left-hand side, slip Bring the motorcycle to the slip the auxiliary stand into po- stud 1 half-way into mount 2. upright position, so that the sition underneath the motor- auxiliary stand is lying flat on cycle, between the side stand the ground. z and the rear wheel. Press the lifting lever down to the ground. On the right-hand side, pull stud 3 all the way into mount 4. Push split pin 5 into the hole.
  • 81. wheel stand and the rear wheel can topple. 8 Place the motorcycle on its centre stand or another auxiliary 77 stand before lifting the front wheel with the BMW Motorrad front-wheel stand. Maintenance Place the motorcycle on an auxiliary stand; BMW Motorrad In order to ensure stability, the recommends the BMW Motor- Slacken adjusting screws 1 of height of the auxiliary stand rad auxiliary stand. the front-wheel stand. can be adjusted by means of Install the auxiliary stand Push the two adapters 2 apart scissor-type lifter 5. ( 75) until the front forks fit between Use the front-wheel stand with them. z BMW Motorrad front- the number (363970). Use locating pins 3 to set the wheel stand front-wheel stand to the de- sired height. Installing front wheel Centre the front-wheel stand stand relative to the front wheel and The BMW Motorrad front push it against the front axle. wheel stand is not designed to support motorcycles not fitted with a centre stand or without other auxiliary stands. A motor- cycle resting only on the front
  • 82. Fuses 8 Removing fuse 78 Risk of fire if an attempt is made to jumper defective fuse. Always replace defective fuses with new fuses of the correct Maintenance amperage rating. Align the two adapters 2 so If the front of the motor- Switch off the ignition. that the front forks are securely cycle is raised too far the Remove the seat ( 37) seated. auxiliary stand will lift clear of the Tighten adjusting screws 1. ground and the motorcycle could z topple to one side. When raising the motorcycle, make sure that the auxiliary stand remains on the ground. If ne- cessary, adjust the height of the front-wheel stand or the auxiliary stand. Apply uniform pressure to push the front-wheel stand down Push latching lever 1 and open and raise the motorcycle. the fuse cover. Check the fuse-assignment diagram and pull the defective
  • 83. fuse up and out of the fuse E Side light, number-plate with new fuses of the correct box. light, headlight flasher, high- amperage rating. 8 If fuse defects recur fre- beam headlight (7.5 A) Switch off the ignition. F Starter relay, flashing turn 79 quently have the electric Remove the right side panel circuits checked by a specialist indicators, diagnosis plug ( 90) workshop, preferably an author- (15 A) Check the fuse-assignment ised BMW Motorrad dealer. G Spare fuse (15 A or 10 A diagram and pull the defective for optional extra) Maintenance fuse up and out of the fuse Fuse assignment H Spare fuse (7.5 A) box. I Spare fuse (15 A) If fuse defects recur fre- Installing fuse quently have the electric circuits checked by a specialist Remove the defective fuse and workshop, preferably an author- replace it with a fuse of the z ised BMW Motorrad dealer. correct amperage rating. Close the fuse cover. The latch engages with an audible click. A ABS (OE) (10 A) Install the seat ( 38) B Engine management control Removing ABS fuse unit (15 A) C Low-beam headlight (7.5 A) Risk of fire if an attempt is D Brake light, horn, instru- made to jumper defective ment cluster, diagnosis plug fuse. (7.5 A) Always replace defective fuses
  • 84. Fuse assignment, ABS OE Bulbs grease, interfere with heat radi- 8 Notes ation from the bulb. This leads to overheating and shortens the 80 A defective bulb places bulb's operating life. your safety at risk because it is easier for other users to Removing headlight oversee the motorcycle. If it is not standing firmly, Replace defective bulbs as the motorcycle could topple Maintenance soon as possible; always carry a in the course of the operations complete set of spare bulbs if described below. possible. Always make sure that the 1 ABS (30 A) The bulb is pressurised and motorcycle is stable and firmly 2 Spare fuse (30 A) can cause injury if dam- supported. 3 Spare fuse (20 A) z aged. Make sure the ground is level 4 ABS (20 A) Wear protective goggles and and firm and place the motor- gloves when changing bulbs. cycle on its stand. Installing ABS fuse Remove the defective fuse and The types of bulb fitted to Switch off the ignition. replace it with a fuse of the your motorcycle are listed correct amperage rating. in the section entitled "Technical Install the right side panel data". ( 91) Do not touch the glass of new bulbs with your fingers. Use a clean, dry cloth to hold the bulbs when handling them. Dirt deposits, in particular oil and
  • 85. Replacing low-beam and high-beam headlight bulb 8 Remove the headlight ( 80) 81 Maintenance While holding the headlight, Disengage spring clips 2 from remove three screws 1. the fastenings and swing them Remove cover 2 and lift the aside. headlight out of the housing. Pull high-beam/low-beam Remove rubber cap 1. bulb 3 out of the headlight z housing. Replace the defective bulb. Bulb for low-beam and high-beam headlight H4 / 12 V / 55...60 W Disconnect plugs 3, 4 and 5.
  • 86. Install the headlight ( 82) Install three screws 1. 8 Installing headlight Replacing parking-light 82 bulb If it is not standing firmly, the motorcycle could topple in the course of the operations described below. Maintenance Always make sure that the Insert bulb 3 into the headlight motorcycle is stable and firmly housing. supported. Close and lock spring clips 2. Make sure the ground is level Connect plugs 3, 4 and 5. and firm and place the motor- z cycle on its stand. Remove the headlight ( 80) Position the rubber cap 1 on the headlight housing and push Seat the headlight with cover 2 it into place. in the headlight housing.
  • 87. 8 83 Maintenance Remove rubber cap 1. Press bulb 3 into fitting 4 and Press bulb 3 into socket 4 and remove by turning it counter- turn it clockwise to install. clockwise. Replace the defective bulb. z Bulb for parking light W5W / 12 V / 5 W Pull bulb socket 2 out of the headlight housing. Insert bulb holder 2 into the headlight housing.
  • 88. Make sure the ground is level 8 and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. 84 Maintenance Position the rubber cap 1 on Pull the glass out of the reflect- the headlight housing and push or housing at the threaded- it into place. fastener side. Install the headlight ( 82) z Remove screw 1. Replacing turn indicator bulbs, front and rear If it is not standing firmly, the motorcycle could topple in the course of the operations described below. Always make sure that the motorcycle is stable and firmly supported. Turn bulb 2 counter-clockwise and remove it from the bulb housing.
  • 89. Replace the defective bulb. LED rear light Bulbs for flashing turn The rear light has to be replaced 8 indicators, front if more than three of the LEDs 85 in the array fail. Under these cir- RY10W / 12 V / 10 W cumstances consult a specialist workshop, preferably an author- Bulbs for flashing turn ised BMW Motorrad dealer. indicators, rear Maintenance Replacing number-plate RY10W / 12 V / 10 W light bulbs Working from the inboard side, insert the glass into the bulb If it is not standing firmly, housing and close the housing. the motorcycle could topple in the course of the operations described below. z Always make sure that the motorcycle is stable and firmly supported. Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. Turn bulb 2 clockwise to install it in the bulb housing. Install screw 1.
  • 90. Bulb for number-plate 8 light 86 W5W / 12 V / 5 W Maintenance Pull bulb holder 1 out of the Seat bulb holder 1 in the light light carrier. carrier. Jump starting z The wires leading to the Insert bulb 2 into socket 3. power socket do not have a load-capacity rating adequate for jump-starting the engine. Ex- cessively high current can lead to a cable fire or damage to the vehicle electronics. Do not use the on-board socket Pull bulb 2 out of socket 3. to jump-start the engine of the Replace the defective bulb. motorcycle.
  • 91. Touching live parts of the When jump-starting the engine, ignition system with the do not disconnect the battery 8 engine running can cause electric from the on-board electrical shock. system. 87 Do not touch parts of the igni- tion system when the engine is running. Maintenance A short-circuit can res- ult if the crocodile clips of the jump leads are accident- Begin by connecting one end ally brought into contact with the of the red jump lead to posit- motorcycle. ive terminal 3 of the discharged Use only jump leads fitted with battery and the other end to fully insulated crocodile clips at the positive terminal of the z both ends. Disengage rubber retaining donor battery. strap 1 from the holder at the Then connect one end of the Jump-starting with a donor- bottom and pull battery 2 partly black jump lead to the negative battery voltage higher than out. terminal of the donor battery, 12 V can damage the vehicle Run the engine of the donor and the other end to a suitable electronics. vehicle during jump-starting. grounding point on this motor- Make sure that the battery of the cycle. donor vehicle has a voltage rating Start the engine of the vehicle of 12 V. with the discharged battery Remove the right side panel in the usual way; if the en- ( 90) gine does not start, wait a few minutes before repeating the
  • 92. attempt in order to protect the Compliance with the points be- Charging battery when 8 starter motor and the donor low is important in order to max- connected battery. imise battery life: 88 Charging the connected Allow both engines to idle for a Keep the surface of the battery battery directly at the bat- few minutes before disconnect- clean and dry tery terminals can damage the ing the jump leads. Do not open the battery vehicle electronics. Disconnect the jump lead from Do not top up with water Always disconnect the battery the negative terminal and the Be sure to read and comply Maintenance from the on-board circuits be- ground point first, then dis- with the instructions for char- fore recharging it with a charger connect the second jump lead ging the battery on the follow- connected directly to the battery from positive terminal 3. ing pages posts. Do not use proprietary Do not turn the battery upside start-assist sprays or oth- down If you switch on the igni- z er products to start the engine. tion and the multifunction If the battery is not discon- display and telltale lights fail to Install the right side panel nected, the on-board elec- light up, the battery is completely ( 91) tronics (e.g. clock, etc.) gradually flat. Attempting to charge a com- drain the battery. This can cause pletely flat battery via the on- Battery the battery to run flat. If this hap- board socket can cause damage Maintenance instructions pens, warranty claims will not be to the motorcycle's electronics. accepted. If a battery has discharged to the Correct upkeep, recharging and If the motorcycle is to be out of extent that it is completely flat, it storage will prolong the life of use for more than four weeks, has to be disconnected from the the battery and are essential if disconnect the battery or con- on-board circuits and charged warranty claims are to be con- nect a suitable trickle charger to with the charger connected dir- sidered. the battery. ectly to the battery posts.
  • 93. Charge via the power socket Removing battery (OE), with the battery connec- Remove the right side panel 8 ted to the motorcycle's on- ( 90) board electrical system. 89 Comply with the operating in- structions of the charger. Charging battery when Maintenance disconnected Charge the battery using a Disconnection in the wrong suitable charger. sequence increases the risk Comply with the operating in- of short-circuits. structions of the charger. Always proceed in the correct Once the battery is fully Disengage retaining strap 1. sequence. z charged, disconnect the Remove battery 2. charger's terminal clips from Disconnect negative battery the battery terminals. lead 4 first. Then disconnect positive bat- The battery has to be re- tery lead 3. charged at regular intervals in the course of a lengthy period of disuse. See the instructions for caring for your battery. Al- ways fully recharge the battery before restoring it to use
  • 94. Installing battery 8 90 Maintenance Install battery 2, negative ter- Remove screw 1. Installation in the wrong minal first. sequence increases the risk Engage retaining strap 1. of short-circuits. Install the right side panel z Always proceed in the correct ( 91) sequence. Set the clock ( 29) Connect battery positive lead 3 Removing right side panel first. Make sure the ground is level The connect battery negative and firm and place the motor- lead 4. cycle on its stand. Remove the seat ( 37) Remove screws 2. Work the side panel down to remove.
  • 95. Installing right side panel 8 91 Maintenance Install screw 1. Seat the side panel in Install the seat ( 38) mounts 3. z Install screws 2.
  • 96. z 8 92 Maintenance
  • 97. Care Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 9 93 Washing motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Cleaning easily damaged compon- ents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Care Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Protective wax coating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 z Laying up motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Restoring motorcycle to use . . . . . . . . . 96
  • 98. 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 94 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
  • 99. agents, the surfaces can be dam- Cooling fins can be bent Remove particularly aggressive aged. easily. substances immediately, how- 9 Do not use cleaning agents that Take care not to bend the fins ever, as otherwise the paint can contain alcohol, solvents or ab- when cleaning the radiator. be affected or become discol- 95 rasives to clean plastic parts. oured. Substances of this nature Even fly-remover pads or clean- Rubber include spilt fuel, oil, grease, ing pads with hard surfaces can Treat rubber components with brake fluid and bird droppings. produce scratches. water or BMW rubber-care We recommend BMW vehicle Care products. polish or BMW paint cleaner for Soften stubborn dirt and insects by covering the af- Using silicone sprays for this purpose. z Marks on the paintwork are par- fected areas with a wet cloth. the care of rubber seals can ticularly easy to see after the cause damage. Chrome motorcycle has been washed. Do not use silicone sprays or Remove stains of this kind im- Use plenty of water and BMW other care products that contain mediately, using cleaning-grade shampoo to clean chrome, par- silicon. benzene or petroleum spirit on a ticularly if it has been exposed to clean cloth or ball of cotton wool. road salt. Use chrome polish for Paint care BMW Motorrad recommends additional treatment. Washing the motorcycle regularly BMW tar remover for removing will help counteract the long-term specks of tar. Remember to wax Radiator effects of substances that dam- the parts treated in this way. Clean the radiator regularly to age the paint, especially if your prevent overheating of the en- motorcycle is ridden in areas gine due to inadequate cooling. with high air pollution or natural For example, use a garden hose sources of dirt, for example tree with low water pressure. resin or pollen.
  • 100. Protective wax coating Before laying the vehicle 9 BMW Motorrad recommends up out of use, have the en- gine oil and the oil filter element 96 applying only BMW car wax or changed by a specialist work- products containing carnauba shop, preferably an authorised wax or synthetic wax. BMW Motorrad dealer. Com- It is time to rewax the paint- bine work for laying up/restoring work when water "puddles" on to use with a BMW service or Care the surface, instead of forming inspection. beads. z Restoring motorcycle Laying up motorcycle to use Clean the motorcycle. Remove the battery. Remove the protective wax Spray the brake and clutch coating. lever pivots, the side stand Clean the motorcycle. pivots and the centre stand Install a charged battery. pivots (if the motorcycle is fit- Before starting: work through ted with a centre stand) with a the checklist. suitable lubricant. Coat bright metal and chrome- plated parts with an acid-free grease (e.g. Vaseline). Stand the motorcycle in a dry room in such a way that there is no load on either wheel.
  • 101. Technical data Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Riding specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 10 97 Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Technical data Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 z Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
  • 102. Troubleshooting chart 10 Engine does not start at all or is difficult to start. 98 Possible cause Remedy Kill switch activated. Kill switch in operating position (run). Side stand extended and gear engaged. Retract the side stand ( 42). Gear engaged and clutch not disengaged. Select neutral or pull clutch lever ( 42). Technical data No fuel in tank. Refuelling ( 48) Battery not adequately charged. Charge the battery when connected ( 88) z
  • 103. Threaded fasteners Front wheel Value Valid 10 99 Nut on quick-release axle, front M20 x 1.25 80 Nm Front-axle retainer Technical data M6 10 Nm Rear wheel Value Valid Nut on quick-release axle, rear M20 x 1.25 80 Nm Locknut of the final-drive chain tensioning screw z M8 25 Nm Mirror arm Value Valid Union nut, mirror 20 Nm Clamping screw, mirror to handlebar fitting 21 Nm
  • 104. Engine 10 Engine design Single-cylinder four-stroke, double overhead cam- 100 shafts driven by roller chain, 4 valves operated by bucket tappets, balancing shaft, liquid-cooled cyl- inder and cylinder head, integral water pump, 5- speed gearbox and dry sump lubrication. Displacement 652 cm3 Technical data Cylinder bore 100 mm Piston stroke 83 mm Compression ratio 11.5:1 Nominal output 39 kW, - at engine speed: 7000 min-1 z Torque 60 Nm, - at engine speed: 5250 min-1 Maximum engine speed max 7500 min-1 Idle speed 1480 min-1
  • 105. Fuel Recommended fuel grade 95 ROZ/RON, Super unleaded 10 101 Usable fuel capacity 9.5 l Reserve fuel 2l Engine oil Technical data Engine oil, capacity 2.3 l, with filter change Lubricant Engine oil, 15W-40 Engine oil, quantity for topping up 0.25 l, Difference between MIN and MAX Lubricant Engine oil, 15W-40 Oil grades Mineral engine oils of API classification SF to SH. z BMW Motorrad recommends not using oil addit- ives, because they can have a detrimental effect on clutch operation. BMW Motorrad recommends not using synthetic oils for the first 10,000 km. 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.
  • 106. Permissible viscosity classes 10 SAE 10 W-40 -20 °C, Operation at low temperatures 102 SAE 15 W-40 -10 °C Clutch Clutch type Multiplate clutch running in oil bath Technical data Transmission Gearbox type claw-shift 5-speed gearbox Gearbox transmission ratios 1.946 (37:72 teeth), Primary transmission ratio 2.750 (12:33 teeth), 1st gear z 1.750 (16:28 teeth), 2nd gear 1.313 (16:21 teeth), 3rd gear 1.045 (22:23 teeth), 4th gear 0.875 (24:21 teeth), 5th gear
  • 107. Rear-wheel drive Type of final drive Chain drive 10 103 Type of rear suspension Two-arm cast-aluminium swinging arm Secondary transmission ratio 2.9 (16:47 teeth) Running gear Technical data Type of front suspension Upside-down telescopic fork Spring travel, front 240 mm, At wheel Type of rear suspension Directly pivot-mounted central spring strut with coil spring and single-tube gas-filled shock ab- sorber Spring travel at rear wheel 210 mm, At wheel z
  • 108. Brakes 10 Type of front brake Hydraulically operated single-disc brake with 2- 104 piston floating caliper and fixed disc Brake-pad material, front Organic material Type of rear brake Hydraulically operated single-disc brake with 1- piston floating caliper and fixed disc Technical data Brake-pad material, rear Organic material Wheels and tyres Tyre combinations recommended at time of going Front: Metzeler Tourance, 100/90 - 19 (57S) to press (As at: 26.03.2007) Rear: Metzeler Tourance, 130/80 - 17 (65S) z You can obtain an up-to-date list of approved tyres from your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer or on the Internet at "www.bmw-motorrad.com". Front wheel Front wheel, type Spoked wheel Front wheel rim size 2.50" x 19" Tyre designation, front 100 / 90 - 19
  • 109. Rear wheel Rear wheel type Spoked wheel 10 105 Rear wheel rim size 3.00" x 17" Tyre designation, rear 130 / 80 - 17 Tyre pressures Tyre pressure, front 1.9 bar, one-up, tyre cold Technical data 2 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, tyre cold Tyre pressure, rear 2.1 bar, one-up, tyre cold 2.3 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, tyre cold Electrics Electrical rating of on-board socket z with OE BMW Motorrad ABS: 5A Fuses Plug-in "Minifuses" with ratings of 7.5 A and 15 A with OE BMW Motorrad ABS: Plug-in "Minifuses" with ratings of 10 A, 20 A and 30 A
  • 110. Battery 10 Battery, manufacturer and designation ETZ 10 S 106 Battery type AGM (Absorptive Glass Mat) battery Battery rated voltage 12 V Battery rated capacity 10 Ah Spark plugs Technical data Spark plugs, manufacturer and designation NGK DR8 EB Electrode gap of spark plug 0.6...0.7 mm, When new max 0.9 mm, Wear limit Lighting Bulb for low-beam and high-beam headlight H4 / 12 V / 55...60 W z Bulb for parking light W5W / 12 V / 5 W Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front RY10W / 12 V / 10 W Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear RY10W / 12 V / 10 W Bulb for number-plate light W5W / 12 V / 5 W
  • 111. Frame Frame type Bridge-type steel frame, load-bearing drive unit 10 and bolt-on rear frame 107 Type plate location Front frame, right VIN location Front frame, right Technical data Dimensions Length of motorcycle 2185 mm Height of motorcycle max 1205 mm, without mirrors max 1440 mm, with mirrors Width of motorcycle 907 mm, Across mirrors Front-seat height 840...870 mm, Without rider at unladen weight z
  • 112. Weights 10 Unladen weight 160 kg, DIN unladen weight, ready for road, 90 % 108 load of fuel, without optional extras Permissible gross weight 335 kg Maximum payload 175 kg Technical data Riding specifications Top speed 165 km/h z
  • 113. Service BMW Motorrad service . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 11 109 BMW Motorrad service quality . . . . . 110 BMW Motorrad Service Card: on- the-spot breakdown assistance . . . . 110 Service BMW Motorrad service network . . . 111 Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 z Confirmation of maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Confirmation of service . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
  • 114. BMW Motorrad service technical information and have Certain signs of wear, moreover, 11 Advanced technology requires the necessary technical know- may otherwise not be noticed how. BMW Motorrad recom- until it is too late to put them 110 specially adapted methods of mends that you contact your au- right at moderate cost. Your au- maintenance and repair. thorised BMW Motorrad dealer thorised BMW Motorrad dealer's If maintenance and re- if you have questions regarding mechanics know every detail of pair work is performed in- your motorcycle. your motorcycle and can take re- expertly, it could result in con- medial action if necessary before Service sequential damage and thus con- BMW Motorrad service minor faults develop into serious stitute a safety risk. quality problems. By having the neces- BMW Motorrad recommends you sary repairs done properly and z to have all the associated work Along with its reputation for en- in good time, you save time and on your motorcycle carried out gineering quality and high reliab- money in the long run. by a specialist workshop, prefer- ility, BMW Motorrad is a byword ably an authorised BMW Motor- for excellent quality of service. BMW Motorrad Service rad dealer. To ensure that your BMW is al- ways in optimum condition, BMW Card: on-the-spot Your authorised BMW Motorrad Motorrad recommends that you breakdown assistance dealer can provide information have the maintenance work re- In the event of a breakdown, the on the specified Service, Inspec- quired for your motorcycle car- BMW Motorrad Service Card is- tion and Annual Inspection work ried out regularly, preferably by sued with each new BMW mo- needed. your authorised BMW Motor- torcycle enables you to access Have all maintenance and repair rad dealer. For generous treat- an extensive range of services work carried out confirmed in the ment of claims submitted after such as breakdown assistance, "Service" chapter in this manual. the warranty period has expired, motorcycle transportation etc. Authorised BMW Motorrad deal- evidence of regular maintenance (details can differ from country to ers are supplied with the latest is essential. country). In the event of a break-
  • 115. down, contact BMW Motorrad's "Service Contact Europe" or the date when the next service Mobile Service. The specialists "Service Contact Africa, Amer- will be due. 11 will provide the necessary advice ica, Asia, Australia, Oceania". Riders who cover long distances and assistance. in a year might have to bring 111 You will find important country- Maintenance work in their motorcycles for annual specific contact addresses and BMW Pre-delivery Check service before the next sched- the after-sales service organisa- uled date. It is to allow for these tion phone numbers in the "Ser- Your authorised BMW Motorrad cases that a maximum odometer Service vice Kontakt / Service Contact" dealer conducts the BMW pre- reading is entered as well in the brochures, along with informa- delivery check before handing confirmation of service. Servicing tion on Mobile Service and the over the motorcycle to you. has to be brought forward if this z dealership network. BMW Running-in Check odometer reading is reached be- fore the next scheduled date for BMW Motorrad service The BMW running-in check has the annual service. to be performed when the mo- network torcycle has covered between BMW Motorrad has an extens- 500 km and 1,200 km ive after-sales service network in place to look after you and your BMW Service motorcycle in more than 100 The BMW Service is carried out 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
  • 116. Confirmation of maintenance work 11 BMW Pre-delivery BMW Running-in 112 Check Check Completed Completed on on Service Odometer reading Next service z at the latest on on or, if logged beforehand, Odometer reading Stamp, signature Stamp, signature
  • 117. BMW Service BMW Service BMW Service Completed Completed Completed 11 113 on on on Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Next service Next service Next service Service at the latest on at the latest on at the latest on 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
  • 118. BMW Service BMW Service BMW Service 11 Completed Completed Completed 114 on on on Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Next service Next service Next service Service at the latest on at the latest on at the latest on 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
  • 119. BMW Service BMW Service BMW Service Completed Completed Completed 11 115 on on on Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Next service Next service Next service Service at the latest on at the latest on at the latest on 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
  • 120. BMW Service BMW Service BMW Service 11 Completed Completed Completed 116 on on on Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Next service Next service Next service Service at the latest on at the latest on at the latest on 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
  • 121. 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. 117 Item Odometer Date reading Service z
  • 122. Item Odometer Date 11 reading 118 Service z
  • 123. A Brake fluid Chain Abbreviations and symbols, 6 Checking level, 63 Adjusting tension, 69 12 ABS Reservoir, front, 13 Checking tension, 68 Engineering details, 50 119 Reservoir, rear, 13 Checking wear, 69 Fuses, 13, 79 Brake pads Checklist, 42 Self-diagnosis, 44 Running in, 45 Clock, 20 Switching off and on, 15, 33 Test, 62 Adjusting, 17, 29 Warnings, 23 Brakes Index Clutch Accessories Notes, 45 Adjusting play, 67 Notes, 54 Technical data, 104 Checking play, 67 z Power socket, 54 Test, 61 Technical data, 102 Auxiliary stand, 75 Bulbs Confirmation of maintenance Notes on replacement, 80 work, 112 B Replacing low-beam headlight Battery Coolant bulb, 81 Checking level, 65 Charging, 88 Replacing number-plate light Fore-and-aft tilt indicator, 11 Maintenance instructions, 88 bulbs, 85 Topping up, 65 Removing and installing, 89 Replacing rear light, 85 Coolant temperature Technical data, 106 Replacing side-light bulb, 82 Warning, 22 Voltmeter, 20, 30 Replacing turn indicator BMW Motorrad service, 110 bulb, 84 D BMW Motorrad Service Technical data, 106 Damping Card, 110 Adjusting, 11, 35 C Dimensions, 107 Care, 93
  • 124. Display, 28 Fuel Headlight 12 Overview, 20 Filler neck, 13 Beam throw, 37 Selecting readings, 17, 28 Refuelling, 48 Driving on right/driving on 120 Technical data, 4, 101 left, 36 E Warning, 22 Replacing low-beam headlight Electrics Fuses, 14, 78 bulb, 81 Technical data, 105 ABS, 79 Replacing side-light bulb, 82 Emergency off switch (kill Index Headlight flasher, 15, 31 switch), 16, 32 G High-beam headlight Engine General views z Display, 20 Switch, 15 Starting, 16, 42 Instrument cluster, 17 Telltale light, 20 Technical data, 100 Left handlebar fitting, 15 Horn, 15 Engine oil Checking level, 59 Left side, 11 I Filler neck, 14 Right handlebar fitting, 16 Idle Oil dipstick, 14 Right side, 13 Telltale light, 20 Technical data, 101 Status indicators, 20 Ignition Topping up, 61 Telltale lights, 20 Switching on and off, 28 Engine oil pressure Underneath the seat, 14 Ignition switch, 28 Warning, 22 Warnings, 20 Instrument cluster Equipment, 6 Overview, 17 H F Handlebar fitting, left J Frame Overview, 15 Jump starting, 86 Technical data, 107 Handlebar fitting, right Front-wheel stand, 77 Overview, 16
  • 125. K O Spark plugs Keys, 28 Odometer and tripmeters, 20 Resetting, 17, 29 Technical data, 106 12 Speedometer, 20 121 L Laying up, 96 Spring preload P Lights Power socket, 11, 54 Adjusting, 11, 34 High-beam headlight, 31 Pre-ride check, 43 Standards, 7 Low-beam headlight, 31 Starter, 16 Index Side light, 30 R Starting, 42 Rear-wheel drive Status indicators Luggage Technical data, 103 Overview, 20 z Correct loading, 55 Refuelling, 48 Steering lock, 28 M Restoring to use, 96 Locking, 28 Maintenance, 111 Rider's Manual Notes, 58 Stowage, 14 T Running gear Technical data Mirrors Battery, 106 Adjusting, 33 Technical data, 103 Running in, 44 Brakes, 104 Motorcycle Bulbs, 106 Care, 93 S Clutch, 102 Laying up, 96 Safety instructions, 40 Dimensions, 107 Overview, 11, 13 Seat Electrics, 105 Parking, 47 Lock, 13 Engine, 100 Restoring to use, 96 Removing and installing, 37 Engine oil, 101 Multifunction display Service, 110 Frame, 107 See display, 17 Service Card, 110 Fuel, 4, 101
  • 126. Rear-wheel drive, 103 Tyres 12 Running gear, 103 BMW recommendations, 70, Spark plugs, 106 104 122 Standards, 7 Checking tread depth, 68 Transmission, 102 Checking tyre pressures, 36 Tyres, 104 Running in, 45 Weights, 108 Technical data, 104 Index Wheels, 104 W Telltale lights, 17 Warnings z Overview, 20 Overview, 20 Toolkit, 14, 58 Warnings, overview, 21, 24 Torques, 99 Weights, 108 Transmission Wheels Technical data, 102 Checking rims, 68 Troubleshooting chart, 98 Removing and installing front Turn indicators wheel, 70 Operate, 15, 32 Removing and installing rear Replacing bulb, 84 wheel, 73 Telltale light, 20 Technical data, 104