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    • Rider's Manual K 1200 S BMW Motorrad The Ultimate Riding Machine
    • 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)
    • 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.
    • The most important data for a filling-station stop can be found in the following chart: Fuel Recommended fuel grade 98 ROZ/RON, Premium plus un- leaded 95 ROZ/RON, Premium unleaded (fuel grade, usable with power- and consumption-related restric- tions) Usable fuel capacity 19 l Reserve fuel ≥4 l Tyre pressure Tyre pressure, front 2.5 bar, one-up, tyre cold 2.5 bar, two-up and/or with lug- gage, tyre cold Tyre pressure, rear 2.9 bar, one-up, tyre cold 2.9 bar, two-up and/or with lug- gage, tyre cold BMW recommends Order No. 01 41 7 712 081 *01417712081* *01417712081* 07.2007, 5th edition
    • 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
    • Table of Contents You can also consult the index at 3 Status indicators . . . . . . . 19 Tyre pressure monitoring the end of this Rider's Manual if Standard status RDC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 you want to find a particular topic indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 or item of information. Status indicators with on- Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 1 General instructions . . . . . 5 board computer OE . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . 53 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Status indicators with Emergency off switch (kill Abbreviations and symbols . . . . 6 tyre-pressure monitoring switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 (RDC) OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Grip heating OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Standard warnings . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Automatic Stability Control Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Warnings issued by the on- ASC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 2 General views . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 board computer OE . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 General view, left side . . . . . . . . 11 ABS warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 General view, right side . . . . . . 13 ASC warnings OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . . 14 RDC warnings OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Handlebar fitting, left . . . . . . . . . 15 Anti-theft alarm Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Handlebar fitting, right . . . . . . . . 16 warnings OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Electronic Suspension Ad- Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 justment ESA OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Ignition switch and steering Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Electronic immobiliser . . . . . . . . 43 Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Odometer and tripmeters . . . . 45 Luggage loops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 On-board computer OE . . . . . . . 47
    • 5 Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 8 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Restoring motorcycle to Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . 68 General instructions . . . . . . . . . . 96 use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 10 Technical data . . . . . . . 135 Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . 136 Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Brake system, general . . . . . . . . 99 Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . 137 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Parking your motorcycle . . . . . 75 Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 6 Engineering details . . . . . 79 Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Brake system with BMW Mo- Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 torrad Integral ABS . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Electronic engine manage- Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . 113 Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 ment with BMW Motorrad Rear-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . 114 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 ASC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Tyre pressure monitoring Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 RDC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 7 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 9 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 General instructions . . . . . . . . . . 88 Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Power socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Washing motorcycle . . . . . . . . 132 Riding specifications . . . . . . . 147 Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Cleaning easily damaged Case OA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Breakdown assistance Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 kit OA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Protective wax coating . . . . . 134 Laying up motorcycle . . . . . . 134
    • 11 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 BMW Motorrad service . . . . . 150 BMW Motorrad service quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 BMW Motorrad Service Card: on-the-spot break- down assistance . . . . . . . . . . . 150 BMW Motorrad service net- work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . 151 Confirmation of mainten- ance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Confirmation of service . . . . . 157
    • General instructions Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1 5 Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 General instructions Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 z
    • Overview Specific instructions on OE Optional extra 1 Chapter 2 of this Rider's Manu- how to operate, control, ad- The motorcycles are as- just or look after items of equip- sembled complete with 6 al will provide you with an initial ment on the motorcycle. all the BMW optional ex- overview of your motorcycle. All Indicates the end of an tras originally ordered. maintenance and repair work on the motorcycle is documented in item of information. OA Optional accessory Chapter 11. This record of the You can obtain option- Instruction. General instructions maintenance work you have had al accessories through performed on your motorcycle is your authorised BMW Result of an activity. a precondition for generous treat- Motorrad dealer; optional ment of goodwill claims. Reference to a page with accessories have to be When the time comes to sell more detailed informa- retrofitted to the motor- your BMW, please remember tion. cycle. to hand over this Rider's Manu- al; it is an important part of the Indicates the end of a EWS Electronic immobiliser motorcycle. passage relating to spe- (Elektronische Wegfahr- z cific accessories or items sicherung). Abbreviations and of equipment. symbols DWA Anti-theft alarm (Diebs- Tightening torque. tahlwarnanlage) Indicates warnings that you must comply with for reas- ABS Anti-lock brake system ons of your safety and the safety Item of technical data. of others, and to protect your ASC Automatic Stability Con- motorcycle against damage. trol.
    • ESA Electronic Suspension find these features described in the basis of the data, illustrations Adjustment separate manuals. or descriptions in this manual. 1 Electronic Suspension Technical data 7 Adjustment. All dimensions, weights and RDC Tyre pressure control power ratings stated in the (ReifenDruck-Control) Rider's Manual are quoted to the standards and comply with the General instructions Equipment tolerance requirements of the When you ordered your BMW Deutsche Institut für Normung motorcycle, you chose various e.V. Versions for individual items of custom equipment. This countries may differ. Rider's Manual describes option- al extras (OE) offered by BMW Currency and selected optional accessor- The high safety and quality ies (OA). This explains why the standards of BMW motorcycles manual may also contain de- are maintained by constant scriptions of equipment which z development work on designs, you have not ordered. Please equipment and accessories. note, too, that your motorcycle Because of this, your motorcycle might not be exactly as illus- may differ from the information trated in this manual on account supplied in the Rider's Manual. of country-specific differences. Nor can BMW Motorrad entirely If your BMW was supplied with rule out errors and omissions. equipment not described in We hope you will appreciate that this Rider's Manual, you will no claims can be entertained on
    • z 8 1 General instructions
    • 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 Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 z
    • z 10 2 General views
    • General view, left side 1 Adjuster for headlight beam 2 throw (underneath the in- 11 strument cluster) ( 63) 2 Clutch-fluid reservoir ( 103) 3 Adjuster for spring preload, General views rear ( 58) 4 Seat lock (underneath the rear light) ( 63) 5 Adjuster for damping char- acteristic, rear suspension ( 59) 6 Power socket ( 88) z
    • z 12 2 General views
    • General view, right side 1 Engine oil level indicator 2 ( 97) 13 2 Fuel filler neck ( 77) 3 Battery compartment ( 128) 4 Brake-fluid reservoir, front General views ( 100) 5 Type plate (on rear cross- tube) 6 Vehicle identification num- ber (on side panel, front right) 7 Brake-fluid reservoir, rear z ( 102)
    • Underneath the seat 2 1 Helmet holder ( 65) 14 2 Toolkit ( 96) 3 Engine-oil filler neck ( 98) General views z
    • Handlebar fitting, left 1 Operating the odometer 2 ( 45), Operating the on- 15 board computer OE ( 47) 2 Operating ASC OE ( 55) 3 Operating the ESA OE ( 59) General views 4 Horn 5 Flashing turn indicators, left ( 53), Hazard warn- ing flashers ( 53) 6 High-beam headlight and headlight flasher ( 52) z
    • Handlebar fitting, right 2 1 Emergency off switch (kill 16 switch) ( 54) 2 Starter button ( 70) 3 Grip heating OE ( 55) 4 Flashing turn indicators, right ( 53), Hazard warn- General views ing flashers ( 53) 5 Cancel button, flashing turn indicators ( 53), Pushbut- ton, cancel hazard warning flashers ( 54) z
    • Instrument cluster 1 Rev. counter 2 2 Speedometer 17 3 Telltale lights ( 20) 4 Multifunction display ( 20) 5 Telltale light, anti-theft alarm General views (OE) and sensor for instru- ment lighting 6 Select readings ( 45) Reset the tripmeter ( 46) Set the clock ( 44) The instrument-cluster z lighting has automatic day and night switchover.
    • Headlight 2 1 High-beam headlight 18 2 Low-beam headlight 3 Side light General views z
    • Status indicators Standard status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . 20 3 19 Status indicators with on-board com- puter OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Status indicators with tyre-pressure monitoring (RDC) OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Status indicators Standard warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Warnings issued by the on-board computer OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 ABS warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 ASC warnings OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 z RDC warnings OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Anti-theft alarm warnings OE . . . . . . . . . 38
    • Standard status Telltale lights Gear 3 indicators The gear engaged or N 20 for neutral appears on the Multifunction display display. If no gear is engaged, the 'neutral' telltale light also lights up. Status indicators Coolant temperature The horizontal bars below 1 Flashing turn indicators, left the temperature symbol 2 High-beam headlight indicate the coolant temperature. 3 Idle 1 Clock ( 44) Service-due indicator 4 Flashing turn indicators, 2 Gear ( 20) right z 3 Coolant temperature ( 20) Fuel capacity 4 Odometer and tripmeters The horizontal bars below ( 45) the fuel-pump symbol in- 5 Fuel capacity ( 20) dicate the remaining quantity of fuel. When the fuel in the tank is topped up the gauge briefly shows the original level, before If the next service is due in less the reading is updated. than one month, the date for the
    • next service is shown briefly after the distance is counted down in preferably an authorised BMW the Pre-Ride Check completes. steps of 100 km and is shown Motorrad dealer. 3 Month and year are both shown briefly after the Pre-Ride Check as two-digit numbers with a line completes. Status indicators with 21 as separator, so in this example on-board computer OE the next service is due in March If service is overdue, the date or 2007. the odometer reading is accom- panied by the 'General' warning Status indicators light showing yellow. The word "Service" remains permanently visible. If the service-due indicat- or appears more than a month in advance of the actual due date or if the word "Service" does not show permanently even 1 Status-indicator panel of z though a service is overdue, the the on-board computer OE If the motorcycle covers long dis- date stored in memory in the in- ( 47) tances in the course of the year, strument cluster is incorrect and under certain circumstances it must be set. This situation can might be necessary to have it occur if the battery was discon- serviced at a date in advance nected for a prolonged period of of the forecast due date. If the time. countdown distance to the odo- If you want to have the date set meter reading at which a service consult a specialist workshop, will be due is less than 1000 km,
    • Status indicators Standard warnings The possible warnings are listed 3 with tyre-pressure Mode of presentation on the next page. 22 monitoring (RDC) OE Status indicators Warnings are indicated by the 1 Tyre pressures alternate 'General' warning light 1 show- with the clock; if the motor- ing in combination with a warning z cycle is fitted with an on- word, for example 2 or in com- board computer tyre pres- bination with one of the warning sures displayed as an ad- symbols 3. The 'General' warn- ditional set of readings by ing light shows red or yellow, de- the on-board computer. OE pending on the urgency of the ( 51) warning. If two or more warn- ings occur at the same time, all the appropriate warning lights and warning symbols appear, al- ternating with warning words as applicable.
    • Warnings, overview Meaning 3 Lights up yellow EWS ! appears on Electronic immobiliser active ( 24) 23 the display. Lights up yellow FUEL ! appears Fuel down to reserve ( 24) on the display. Status indicators Lights up red Temperature read- Coolant temperature too high ( 24) ing flashes Lights up yellow Appears on the dis- Engine in emergency-operation mode play ( 24) Flashes red Appears on the dis- Insufficient engine oil pressure ( 25) play Lights up red Appears on the dis- Insufficient battery charge current play ( 25) z Lights up yellow LAMPR ! appears Rear light bulb defective ( 26) on the display. LAMPF ! appears Front light bulb defective ( 26) on the display. Lights up yellow LAMPS ! appears Bulbs defective ( 26) on the display.
    • Electronic immobiliser active can result if the engine cuts out The coolant temperature is too 3 General warning light shows unexpectedly. high. yellow. Do not run the fuel tank dry. If possible, ride in the part-load 24 The fuel tank contains no more range to cool down the engine. EWS ! appears on the display. than the reserve quantity of fuel. In traffic jams, switch off the The key being used is not au- engine, but leave the ignition thorised for starting, or commu- Reserve fuel switched on so that the radiat- nication between key and engine or fan continues to operate. Status indicators electronics is disrupted. If the coolant temperature is Remove all other vehicle keys ≥4 l frequently too high, have the from the same ring as the igni- Refuelling ( 77) fault rectified as soon as pos- tion key. sible by a specialist workshop, Use the reserve key. Coolant temperature too high preferably an authorised BMW Have the defective key re- General warning light shows Motorrad dealer. placed, preferably by an au- red. thorised BMW Motorrad dealer. Engine in emergency- z The temperature reading operation mode Fuel down to reserve flashes. General warning light shows General warning light shows Continuing to ride when the yellow. yellow. engine is overheated could result in engine damage. Engine symbol appears on FUEL ! appears on the display. the display. You must comply with the in- Lack of fuel can result in structions below. The engine is running in the engine misfiring and cutting out unexpectedly. Mis- emergency operating mode. firing can damage the catalytic Engine power might be reduced converter; a hazardous situation and this can cause hazardous
    • situations, particularly if you at- Insufficient engine oil If the engine oil level is correct: tempt to overtake other road pressure Riding when engine-oil 3 users. General warning light pressure is low can result 25 Engine power level might be flashes red. in engine damage. lower than normal: adapt your Oil-can symbol appears on Do not continue your journey. style of riding accordingly. the display. Have the fault rectified as The engine control unit has dia- The oil pressure in the lube-oil quickly as possible by a gnosed a fault. In exceptional Status indicators system is too low. Stop immedi- specialist workshop, preferably cases, the engine stops and re- ately and switch off the engine if an authorised BMW Motorrad fuses to start. Otherwise, the en- the warning light shows. dealer. gine runs in emergency operating mode. The insufficient oil pres- Insufficient battery charge You can continue to ride, but sure warning does not fulfil current bear in mind that the usual en- the function of an oil gauge. The General warning light shows gine power might not be avail- only way of checking whether the red. able. oil level is correct is to check the z Have the fault rectified as oil level indicator. Battery symbol appears on quickly as possible by a the display. A low oil level is one reason why specialist workshop, preferably A discharged battery can a warning indicating insufficient an authorised BMW Motorrad cause the engine to die oil pressure is issued. dealer. suddenly, and this could result in Check the engine oil level ( 97) a dangerous situation in traffic. If the oil level is too low: Have faults rectified as soon as Top up the engine oil ( 98) possible.
    • If the battery is not char- LAMPR ! appears on the dis- complete set of spare bulbs if 3 ging, continuing to ride can play. possible. cause it to discharge completely, A defective bulb places Low-beam headlight, high-beam 26 in which case it will suffer irrepar- your safety at risk because headlight, side-light or turn-indic- able damage. it is easier for other users to ator bulb defective. If possible, do not continue your oversee the motorcycle. Replacing low-beam headlight journey. Replace defective bulbs as bulb ( 116) Battery is not being charged. soon as possible; always carry a Status indicators Replacing high-beam headlight You can continue to ride until complete set of spare bulbs if bulb ( 118) the battery is discharged. Bear possible. Replacing parking-light bulb in mind, however, that the en- Rear light or brake light bulb de- ( 119) gine could cut out suddenly fective. Replacing front turn indicator and that the battery could dis- Replacing brake light and rear bulbs ( 122) charge until completely flat, light bulb ( 120) Replacing rear turn indicator in which case it might have bulbs ( 123) z suffered irreparable damage. Front light bulb defective Have the fault rectified as LAMPF ! appears on the dis- Bulbs defective quickly as possible by a play. General warning light shows specialist workshop, preferably yellow. A defective bulb places an authorised BMW Motorrad your safety at risk because LAMPS ! appears on the dis- dealer. it is easier for other users to play. Rear light bulb defective oversee the motorcycle. A defective bulb places General warning light shows Replace defective bulbs as your safety at risk because yellow. soon as possible; always carry a it is easier for other users to oversee the motorcycle.
    • Replace defective bulbs as Warnings issued by the soon as possible; always carry a on-board computer OE 3 complete set of spare bulbs if possible. Mode of presentation 27 A combination of the bulb de- fects described above has oc- curred. See the fault descriptions Status indicators above. Warnings issued by the on-board computer appear in panel 1. The possible warnings are listed z on the next page.
    • Warnings, overview 3 Meaning 28 Appears on the dis- Engine-oil level too low ( 29) play Check Oil ap- pears on the dis- play. Status indicators Appears on the dis- Ice warning ( 29) play z
    • Engine-oil level too low Ice warning ABS warnings Oil-level symbol appears on Ice-crystal symbol appears Mode of presentation 3 the display. on the display. 29 Check Oil appears on the The air temperature measured display. at the motorcycle is lower than The electronic oil-level sensor 3 °C. has registered an excessively low The ice warning does not Status indicators oil level. mean that there is no risk Checking the oil sight glass is of black ice forming at measured the only way of ascertaining the temperatures above 3 °C. exact engine-oil level. The next Always take extra care and think time you stop for fuel: well ahead when temperatures ABS warnings are indicated by Check the engine oil level are low; remember that the ABS warning light 1. ( 97) danger of black ice is particularly The way in which the ABS warn- If the oil level is too low: high on bridges and where the ing light indicates status can dif- Top up the engine oil ( 98) z road is in the shade. fer in some countries. The oil sensor might be defective Ride carefully and think well Possible national variant. if the "Check oil level" message ahead. appears even though a check of the oil sight glass shows that the The detailed descriptions relating oil level is correct. to BMW Motorrad Integral ABS Seek the advice of a specialist start on page ( 80), and you workshop, preferably an author- will find an overview listing the ised BMW Motorrad dealer. possible warnings on the next page.
    • Warnings, overview 3 Meaning 30 Flashes ABS self-diagnosis not completed ( 31) Lights up ABS fault ( 31) Status indicators z
    • ABS self-diagnosis not in mind the more detailed in- The detailed descriptions relating completed formation on situations that can to BMW Motorrad ASC start on 3 ABS warning light flashes. lead to an ABS fault ( 81). page ( 82), and you will find Have the fault rectified as an overview listing the possible 31 quickly as possible by a warnings on the next page. The ABS function is not specialist workshop, preferably available, because self- an authorised BMW Motorrad diagnosis did not complete. The dealer. Status indicators motorcycle has to move forward a few metres for the wheel ASC warnings OE sensors to be tested. Pull away slowly. Bear in mind Mode of presentation that the ABS function is not available until self-diagnosis has completed. ABS fault z ABS warning light shows. The ABS control unit has detec- ted a fault. The ABS function is not available. ASC warnings are indicated by a You can continue to ride the combination of the ASC warning motorcycle, but make due pro- symbol 2 and 'General' warning vision for the fact that the ABS light 1. function is not available. Bear
    • Warnings, overview 3 Meaning 32 Quick-flashes yel- Appears on the dis- ASC intervention ( 33) low play Slow-flashes Self-diagnosis not completed ( 33) Status indicators Appears on the dis- ASC switched off ( 33) play Lights up yellow Appears on the dis- ASC fault ( 33) play z
    • ASC intervention Pull away slowly. Bear in mind is not available. Bear in mind General warning light quick- that the ASC function is not the more detailed information 3 flashes yellow. available until self-diagnosis has on situations that can lead to completed. an ASC fault ( 83). 33 ASC symbol appears on Have the fault rectified as the display. ASC switched off quickly as possible by a The ASC has detected a degree ASC symbol appears on specialist workshop, preferably of instability at the rear wheel the display. an authorised BMW Motorrad Status indicators and has intervened to reduce The rider has switched off the dealer. torque. The warning light flashes ASC system. for longer than ASC intervention with OE Automatic Stability RDC warnings OE lasts. This affords the rider visual Control (ASC): Mode of presentation feedback on control intervention Activate the ASC function even after the critical situation ( 56) has been dealt with. Self-diagnosis not completed ASC fault z General warning light shows ASC symbol flashes. yellow. ASC symbol appears on Self-diagnosis did not complete, the display. so the ASC function is not avail- able. The engine must be run- The ASC control unit has detec- Warning symbol 2 indicates a ning and the motorcycle must ted a fault. The ASC function is critical tyre pressure, and the cor- reach a speed of at least 5 km/h not available. responding reading for the front in order for ASC self-diagnosis to You can continue to ride. Bear complete. in mind that the ASC function
    • tyre pressure 3 or the rear tyre 3 pressure 4 flashes. If the critical value is close to the 34 limit of the permissible tolerance range, 'General' warning light 1 shows yellow. If the tyre pres- sure registered by the sensor is outside the permissible tolerance Status indicators range, the 'General' warning light flashes red. The detailed descriptions relating to BMW Motorrad RDC start on page ( 84), and you will find an overview listing the possible warnings on the next page. z
    • Warnings, overview Meaning 3 Lights up yellow Tyre pressure close to limit of permitted 35 tolerance ( 36) the critical tyre pressure flashes. Status indicators Flashes red Tyre pressure outside permitted toler- ance ( 36) the critical tyre pressure flashes. "--" or "-- --" Signal transmission disrupted ( 36) appears on the dis- play Lights up yellow Sensor defective or system error z ( 37) "--" or "-- --" appears on the dis- play Lights up yellow RDC! appears on Battery of tyre-pressure sensor weak the display. ( 37)
    • Tyre pressure close to limit shown by the RDC system. Use If tyre pressure is incorrect it is 3 of permitted tolerance the public air line at a petrol sta- essential to adapt your style of General warning light shows tion or motorway service area to riding accordingly. 36 adjust the tyre pressure by this yellow. Correct the tyre pressure at the amount. Tyre symbol appears on earliest possible opportunity. the display. Tyre pressure outside Have the tyre checked for permitted tolerance damage by a specialist The critical tyre pressure flashes. workshop, preferably an Status indicators General warning light Measured tyre pressure is close authorised BMW Motorrad flashes red. to the limit of permitted toler- dealer. ance. Tyre symbol appears on If you are unsure whether the Correct the tyre pressure as the display. motorcycle can be ridden with stated on the inside cover of the tyre in its present condition: the Rider's Manual. The critical tyre pressure flashes. Do not continue your journey. Measured tyre pressure is out- The tyre-pressures listed side permitted tolerance. Notify the breakdown service. z on the inside cover are Have the tyre checked for Check the tyre for damage and temperature-compensated; the to ascertain whether the mo- damage by a specialist reference tyre temperature for torcycle can be ridden with the workshop, preferably an these readings is always 20 °C. tyre in its present condition. authorised BMW Motorrad The procedure for correcting tyre dealer. If the motorcycle can be ridden pressures when the tyres are not with the tyre in its present condi- Signal transmission at this reference temperature is tion: as follows: disrupted Calculate the difference between Incorrect tyre pressures im- "--" or "-- --" appears on the specified value stated in the pair the motorcycle's hand- the display. Rider's Manual and the reading ling characteristics.
    • The motorcycle has not yet ac- with the link between the RDC Motorcycle is fitted with wheels celerated past the threshold of control unit and the sensors. not equipped with RDC sensors. 3 approximately 30 km/h. The Move to another location and Fit wheels and tyres equipped observe the RDC readings. As- 37 RDC sensors do not start trans- with RDC sensors. mitting signals until the motor- sume that a permanent fault cycle reaches a speed above this has not occurred unless the One or two RDC sensors have threshold ( 84). 'General' warning light comes failed. Increase speed above this on to accompany the symp- Have the fault rectified by a Status indicators threshold and observe the RDC toms. Under these circum- specialist workshop, preferably readings. Assume that a per- stances: an authorised BMW Motorrad manent fault has not occurred Have the fault rectified by a dealer. unless the 'General' warning specialist workshop, preferably A system error has occurred. light comes on to accompany an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer. Have the fault rectified by a the symptoms. Under these specialist workshop, preferably circumstances: Sensor defective or system an authorised BMW Motorrad Have the fault rectified by a z error dealer. specialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad General warning light shows Battery of tyre-pressure dealer. yellow. sensor weak Tyre symbol appears on General warning light shows Wireless communication with the the display. yellow. RDC sensors has been disrupted. Possible causes include radio- "--" or "-- --" appears on RDC! appears on the display. communication systems operat- the display. This error message appears ing in the vicinity and interfering only briefly after the pre- ride check completes.
    • The integral battery in the tyre- Anti-theft alarm 3 pressure sensor has lost a sig- warnings OE nificant proportion of its original 38 Mode of presentation capacity. There is no assurance of how long the tyre pressure control system can remain opera- tional. Seek the advice of a specialist Status indicators workshop, preferably an author- ised BMW Motorrad dealer. Anti-theft alarm warnings appear as plain-text warnings 2 in com- z bination with the 'General' warn- ing light 1 showing after the Pre- Ride Check and relate to the ca- pacity of the internal battery that supplies power to the anti-theft alarm. The possible warnings are listed on the next page.
    • Warnings, overview Meaning 3 DWALO ! appears Anti-theft alarm battery weak ( 40) 39 on the display. Lights up yellow DWA ! appears on Anti-theft alarm battery flat ( 40) the display. Status indicators z
    • Anti-theft alarm battery weak The integral battery in the anti- 3 DWALO ! appears on the dis- theft alarm has lost its entire ori- play. ginal capacity. There is no assur- 40 This error message appears ance that the anti-theft alarm will only briefly after the pre- be operational if the motorcycle's ride check completes. battery is disconnected. Seek the advice of a specialist The integral battery in the anti- workshop, preferably an author- Status indicators theft alarm has lost a significant ised BMW Motorrad dealer. proportion of its original capa- city. There is no assurance of how long the anti-theft alarm can remain operational if the motor- cycle's battery is disconnected. Seek the advice of a specialist workshop, preferably an author- z ised BMW Motorrad dealer. Anti-theft alarm battery flat General warning light shows yellow. DWA ! appears on the display. This error message appears only briefly after the pre- ride check completes.
    • Operation Ignition switch and steering lock . . . . . 42 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 4 41 Electronic immobiliser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Odometer and tripmeters . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Operation On-board computer OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Tyre pressure monitoring RDC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 z Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Hazard warning flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Emergency off switch (kill switch) . . . . 54 Luggage loops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Grip heating OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Automatic Stability Control ASC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
    • Ignition switch and Switching on ignition the checks outlined above. 4 steering lock ( 72) 42 Keys Switching off ignition You receive one master key and one spare key. Please consult the information on the electronic immobiliser (EWS) if a key is lost Operation or mislaid ( 43). Ignition switch and steering lock, tank filler cap lock and seat lock are all operated with the same Turn the key to position 1. z key. Side light and all function cir- cuits switched on. Turn the key to position 2. with OA Case: Engine can be started. Lights switched off. If you wish you can arrange to Pre-ride check is performed. ( 71) Handlebars not locked. have the cases fitted with locks that can be opened with this ABS self-diagnosis is Key can be removed. key as well. Consult a specialist performed. ( 71) Electrically powered accessor- workshop, preferably an author- ies remain operational for a lim- ised BMW Motorrad dealer. with OE Automatic Stability ited period of time. Control (ASC): The battery can be recharged Turn the key to position 1. via the on-board socket. ASC self-diagnosis is performed in addition to
    • Locking handlebars Turn the key to position 3, engine cannot be started with a while moving the handlebars key that has been barred. 4 slightly. Ignition, lights and all function In-key electronics 43 circuits switched off. The motorcycle's electronics Handlebars locked. exchange certain continuously Key can be removed. changing signals with the elec- tronics in the key; these signals Operation Electronic immobiliser are specific to your motorcycle and they are transmitted via the Protection against theft ring aerial in the ignition lock. If the motorcycle is on the The electronic immobiliser helps The ignition is not enabled for side stand, the surface of protect your BMW motorcycle starting until the key has been z the ground will determine wheth- from theft, and this enhanced se- recognised as "authorised" for er it is better to turn the handle- curity is at your disposal without your motorcycle. bars to the left or right. However, any need for you to set paramet- A spare key attached to the motorcycle is more stable on ers or activate additional systems. the same ring as the ig- a level surface with the handle- The engine of a motorcycle fit- nition key used to start the en- bars turned to the left than with ted with this electronic immobil- gine could "irritate" the electron- the handlebars turned to the iser can be started only with the ics, in which case the enabling right. keys that belong to the vehicle. signal for starting is not issued. On level ground, always turn the You can also have your author- The EWS warning appears in the handlebars to the left to set the ised BMW Motorrad dealer bar multifunction display. steering lock. individual keys, for example if a Always keep the spare key sep- particular key goes missing. The Turn the handlebars to the full arately from the ignition key. left or right lock position.
    • Replacement and extra Switch on the ignition. covered reading appears on 4 keys the display. 44 You can obtain replacement/extra with OE On-board computer keys only through an authorised or with OE Tyre-pressure BMW Motorrad dealer. The keys monitoring (RDC): are part of an integrated secur- ity system, so the dealer is un- der an obligation to check the Operation legitimacy of all applications for replacement/extra keys. If you want to have a lost key barred, you have to bring with you all Repeatedly press button 1 until z the odometer reading appears the other keys that belong to the motorcycle. A key that has on the display. been barred can subsequently be cleared and reactivated for use. Repeatedly press button 2 until the clock appears on the dis- Clock play. Setting clock In this case, the button in the instrument cluster oper- Attempting to set the clock ates only the tripmeters. while riding the motorcycle can lead to accidents. Set the clock only when the mo- torcycle is stationary. Alternatively, repeatedly press button 2 until the total distance
    • The clock is now set and the time appears on the display. 4 Odometer and 45 tripmeters Selecting readings Switch on the ignition. Operation Hold down the button. If you prefer, you can use but- Hours reading 3 flashes. ton 2 for this purpose. Press the button. z The hours reading increments by one each time you press the button. Hold down the button. Minutes reading 4 flashes. Press the button. Press button 1. The minutes reading incre- ments by one each time you press the button. Either press and hold down the The display starts with the cur- button or wait without pressing rent value and each time the but- a button. ton is pressed it moves one step through the following sequence:
    • Total distance covered Resetting tripmeter 4 Tripmeter 1 (Trip I) Switch on the ignition. Tripmeter 2 (Trip II) Select the desired tripmeter. 46 Residual range (once fuel level is down to reserve) with OE On-board computer or with OE Tyre-pressure Operation monitoring (RDC): If you prefer, you can use but- ton 2 for this purpose. z The tripmeter is reset to zero. Press and hold down button 1. Press button 1. In this case, the button on the handlebar fitting is for operating the on-board computer or calling up the RDC readings.
    • with OE On-board computer Residual range up the tank to a level above re- or with OE Tyre-pressure serve, as otherwise the sensor 4 monitoring (RDC): will not be able to register the new level. If the sensor cannot 47 register the new level neither the fuel-level reading nor the residual-range readout can be updated. Operation The calculated range is an approximate value. Con- Residual-range reading appears sequently, BMW Motorrad re- commends that you should not accompanied by the word try to use the full residual range z Press and hold down button 2. RANGE and indicates how far you can ride with the fuel before refuelling. In this case, the button on the handlebar fitting remaining in the tank. This reading is not displayed until fuel On-board computer OE is for operating the on-board computer or calling up the RDC level has dropped to reserve. Selecting readings readings. This distance is calculated on the Switch on the ignition. basis of fuel level and average consumption. When you refuel, the increase in fuel level is not registered unless several litres are added to the fuel already in the tank. When refuelling after running on reserve, make sure that you top
    • Average speed If ambient temperature 4 Average consumption drops below 3 °C a warn- Range ing appears, drawing your atten- 48 tion to the risk of black ice form- Oil level Tyre pressures (OE) ing. The display automatically switches from any other mode Ambient temperature to the temperature reading when the temperature drops below this Operation threshold for the first time. Press button 1. Average speed z When the motorcycle is at a standstill the heat of the engine can falsify ambient-temperature reading 1. If the effect of the en- The display starts with the cur- gine's heat becomes excessive, Average speed 1 is calculated rent value and each time the but- -- temporarily appears on the on the basis of the time elapsed ton is pressed it moves one step display. since the last reset. Times through the following sequence: during which the engine was Ambient temperature stopped are excluded from the calculation.
    • Resetting average speed Average consumption Switch on the ignition. 4 Select average speed. 49 Operation Press and hold down button 1. Average consumption 1 is cal- Average consumption is reset culated by dividing the distance to zero. z covered since the last reset by Press and hold down button 1. the corresponding amount of fuel Average speed is reset to zero. used. Resetting average consumption Switch on the ignition. Select average speed.
    • Range when the motorcycle is on the Oil level 4 move. When refuelling after running on 50 reserve, make sure that you top up the tank to a level above re- serve, as otherwise the sensor will not be able to register the new level. If the sensor cannot Operation register the new level neither the fuel-level reading nor the range readout can be updated. The description of the residual- Oil-level indicator 1 gives you The calculated range is only z range function ( 47) also cov- an indication of the engine oil ers the range readout. You can an approximate reading. level. You can call up this read- also view range 1 before the fuel Consequently, BMW Motorrad ing only when the motorcycle is level drops to reserve. A special recommends that you should not at a standstill. average-consumption figure is try to use the full range before used to calculate range; this fig- refuelling. The preconditions for the oil level ure is not necessarily the same check are as follows: as the value you can call up for Engine at operating temperat- viewing on the display. ure. When the motorcycle is propped Engine idling for at least 10 on its side stand the slight angle seconds. of inclination means that the Side stand retracted. sensor cannot register the fuel Make sure the motorcycle is level correctly. This is the reason upright. why the range is calculated only
    • The readings mean: Tyre pressure OK: Oil level is correct. monitoring RDC OE 4 CHECK: Check the oil level the Viewing tyre-pressure 51 next time you stop for fuel. ---: Oil level cannot be meas- readings ured (conditions as stated above Switch on the ignition. not satisfied). Operation If you call up another read- ing on the on-board com- The tyre pressures are shown, puter, this symbol remains visible accompanied by the wording until the sensor again registers a RDC P. The front tyre pressure z correct oil level. is on the left; the reading on the The most recently measured right is the rear tyre pressure. level is displayed for 5 seconds -- -- appears directly after the when you next switch on the ig- ignition is switched on, because nition. Repeatedly press button 1 until the sensors do not transmit tyre The oil sensor might be the tyre pressures appear on pressures until the motorcycle defective if the "Check oil the display. accelerates to 30 km/h. level" message reappears even though the oil level shown by the The readings alternate with the oil tank's level indicator is correct. clock. In this case, consult your author- If the motorcycle has an on- ised BMW Motorrad dealer. board computer the readings al- ternate with the clock and the values of the on-board computer.
    • Lights High-beam headlight Switching on parking 4 Side light lights 52 The side lights switch on auto- Switch off the ignition. matically when the ignition is switched on. The side lights place a strain on the battery. Operation Do not switch the ignition on for longer than absolutely necessary. Press the top section of full- z Low-beam headlight beam headlight switch 1. High-beam headlight switched The low-beam headlight switches on. Immediately after switching on automatically when you start Move full-beam headlight off the ignition, press and hold the engine. switch 1 to the centre position. down button 1 for the left turn When the engine is not High-beam headlight switched indicators. running you can switch on off. Parking light switches on. the lights by switching on the ig- Press the bottom section of nition and either switching on the full-beam headlight switch 1. Switching off parking high-beam headlight or operating The high-beam headlight is lights the headlight flasher. switched on until you release Switch the ignition on and then the button (headlight flasher). off again. Parking lights switched off.
    • Turn indicators Switching on right Cancelling turn indicators Switching on left flashing flashing turn indicators 4 turn indicators Switch on the ignition. 53 Switch on the ignition. The turn indicators are can- celled automatically after The turn indicators are can- you have ridden for approxim- celled automatically after ately 10 seconds, or covered a you have ridden for approxim- Operation distance of about 200 m. ately 10 seconds, or covered a distance of about 200 m. Press cancel button 3. Flashing turn indicators z switched off. Turn indicator telltale light are off. Hazard warning flashers Press button 2 for the right- Switching on hazard hand turn indicators. Press button 1 for the left- Right-hand turn indicators warning flashers hand turn indicators. Switch on the ignition. switched on. Left-hand turn indicators Telltale light for right-hand turn The hazard warning flash- switched on. indicators flashes. ers place a strain on the Telltale light for left-hand turn battery. Do not use the hazard indicators flashes.
    • warning flashers for longer than The hazard warning flashers Emergency off switch 4 absolutely necessary. are switched on. (kill switch) If you press a turn-indicat- Left and right turn indicator 54 telltale lights flash. or button with the ignition switched on, the turn-indicator Switch off the ignition. function is activated instead of The hazard warning flashers the hazard warning flashers, and continue to operate. Left and right turn indicator Operation remains active until you release the button. The hazard warning telltale lights are off. flashers recommence flashing as soon as the button is released. Switching off hazard warning flashers z 1 Emergency off switch (kill switch) Operating the kill switch when riding can cause the rear wheel to lock and thus cause a fall. Do not operate the kill switch when riding. Simultaneously press button 1 Press cancel button 3. The emergency off switch is a for left turn indicators and but- Hazard warning flashers kill switch for switching off the ton 2 for right turn indicators. switched off. engine quickly and easily.
    • Grip heating OE 4 55 Operation A Normal operating position 2 Heating off. (run) 3 50 % heat output (one dot 1 Grip-heating switch B Engine switched off. visible) z 4 100 % heat output (three You cannot start the engine The handlebar grips have two- dots visible) unless the kill switch is in stage heating. Grip heating can the run position. be activated only when the en- gine is running. Automatic Stability The increase in power con- Control ASC OE sumption caused by the Deactivating ASC function grip heating can drain the bat- Switch on the ignition. tery if you are riding at low en- gine speeds. If the charge level You have the option of de- is low, grip heating is switched activating the ASC function off to ensure the battery's start- while the motorcycle is on the ing capability. move.
    • Activating ASC function switching the ignition off and 4 then on again. 56 An ASC fault has occurred if the ASC warning light shows when the motorcycle ac- celerates to a speed in excess of 10 km/h after the ignition was switched off and then on again. Operation Press and hold down ASC but- Clutch ton 1. Press and hold down ASC but- Adjusting clutch lever z ASC symbol shows con- ton 1. stantly. If the position of the clutch ASC symbol no longer fluid reservoir is changed, Release the ASC button within shows; if self-diagnosis has air can enter the clutch system. three seconds. not completed the ASC warning Do not twist the handlebar fitting ASC symbol continues to light starts flashing. or the handlebars. show. Release the ASC button within three seconds. Attempting to adjust the The ASC function is deactiv- The ASC symbol remains clutch lever while riding the ated. off or continues to flash. motorcycle can lead to accidents. Do not attempt to adjust the The ASC function is activated. clutch lever unless the motor- Instead of pressing the ASC cycle is at a standstill. button, you have the option of
    • Brakes Adjusting handbrake lever 4 Changing the position of 57 the brake-fluid reservoir can allow air to penetrate the brake system. Do not twist the handlebar fitting Operation or the handlebars. Turn adjusting screw 1 clock- Attempting to adjust the Turn adjusting screw 1 clock- wise. brake lever while riding the wise. motorcycle can lead to accidents. The adjusting screw is The adjusting screw is in- z indexed and is easier to Do not attempt to adjust the dexed and is easier to turn turn if you push the clutch lever brake lever unless the motorcycle if you push the handbrake lever forward. is at a standstill. forward. Span between handlebar grip Span between handlebar grip and clutch lever increases. and handbrake lever increases. Turn adjusting screw 1 Turn adjusting screw 1 counter-clockwise. counter-clockwise. Span between handlebar grip Span between handlebar grip and clutch lever decreases. and handlebar lever decreases.
    • Mirrors accordingly when the motorcycle Adjusting spring preload 4 Adjusting mirrors is lightly loaded. while the motorcycle is be- ing ridden can lead to accidents. 58 Adjusting spring preload Do not attempt to adjust spring for rear wheel preload unless the motorcycle is Make sure the ground is level at a standstill. and firm and place the motor- If you want to increase spring cycle on its stand. Operation preload, turn knob 1 in the dir- ection indicated by the HIGH arrow. If you want to reduce spring z preload, turn knob 1 in the dir- Pivot the mirror to the correct ection indicated by the LOW position by pressing gently at arrow. the edge. Basic setting of spring Spring preload preload, rear Setting Turn the knob as far as it will Your motorcycle's hand- It is essential to set spring pre- go in the direction indicated ling will suffer if you do not load of the rear suspension to by the LOW arrow and then match the spring-preload and suit the load carried by the mo- turn it back 13 clicks in the damping-characteristic settings. torcycle. Increase spring preload direction indicated by the when the motorcycle is heavily Adjust the damping characteristic HIGH arrow. (Full load of loaded and reduce spring preload to suit spring preload. fuel, with rider 85 kg)
    • Damping on-board toolkit to turn adjust- Setting ing screw 1. Basic setting of rear-sus- pension damping charac- 4 Damping must be adapted to teristic 59 suit spring preload. An increase Turn the adjusting screw as in spring preload requires firmer far as it will go in the dir- damping, a reduction in spring ection indicated by the H preload requires softer damping. arrow and then turn it back Operation one and a half turns in the Adjusting damping for direction indicated by the S rear wheel arrow. (One-up 85 kg) Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- If you want a harder damping Electronic Suspension z cycle on its stand. characteristic, use a screw- Adjustment ESA OE driver to turn adjusting screw 1 in the direction indicated by the Settings H arrow. Electronic Suspension Adjust- If you want a softer damping ment ESA provides a convenient characteristic, use a screw- way of adapting the motorcycle driver to turn adjusting screw 1 to the load it carries and the sur- in the direction indicated by the face over which you intend riding. S arrow. Adjust the damping character- istic, using the tool from the
    • ably high level. Please note that current consumption drops be- 4 a combination of low ambient low the defined threshold, for temperature and a high payload example when the above-men- 60 tends to increase the possibility tioned measures are adopted. of elevated current consumption, and under these circumstances Calling up settings adjustment might be interrupted Switch on the ignition. by the overload cutout. Operation If the motorcycle is to be used for two-up riding and ambient The damping characteristic is shown in panel 1 of the multi- temperature is below 0 °C, BMW Motorrad recommends adjusting z function display, and spring pre- the suspension to the setting for load in panel 2. The odometer two-up riding and allowing ad- readings are not shown while the ESA readout is active. Three justment to complete before your passenger mounts the motor- spring preload settings can each cycle. Similarly, BMW Motorrad be combined with three damping characteristics to fine-tune the recommends relieving the weight Press button 1. on the motorcycle when you are The current setting is motorcycle's suspension. going to adjust over a long range displayed. Adjuster, spring preload of travel (adjusting from "one-up" The reading remains visible for The ESA control unit is protected to "two-up with luggage"). a few seconds before disap- by an overload cutout designed The ESA indicator continues to pearing automatically. to stop the spring-preload ad- flash until adjustment completes. justment process if current con- If adjustment is interrupted the sumption reaches an unaccept- process resumes as soon as
    • Adjusting suspension COMF: Comfortable damping damping characteristic 4 Switch on the ignition. NORM: Normal damping char- acteristic 61 You can adjust the damp- SPORT: Sporty damping ing characteristic while the characteristic motorcycle is on the move. The setting shown on the dis- Operation play is automatically accepted as the damping characteristic if you allow a certain length of Press button 1. time to pass without making The current setting is further changes. displayed. z Press and hold down button 1 Adjusting spring preload until the reading changes. Start the engine. The display field starts at the current status and cycles through You cannot adjust spring Press button 1. the following sequence: preload while the motor- The current setting is One-up cycle is on the move. displayed. Press button 1 once at each One-up with luggage step. The display field starts at the Two-up (with luggage) current status and cycles through the following sequence:
    • The settings shown on the At high road speeds, tyre If tyre pressure is too low: 4 display are automatically ac- valves have a tendency to Correct tyre pressure. cepted as the spring preload open as a result of centrifugal 62 and, if applicable, the damp- force. Headlight ing characteristic if you allow a Fit metal valve caps with rubber certain length of time to pass seals and screw them on firmly Adjusting headlight for without pressing making further to prevent sudden deflation. driving on left/driving on changes. The reading flashes right Operation Check that tyre pressures are while spring preload adjustment If the motorcycle is ridden in a correct as per the data below. is in progress. country where the opposite rule Wait until adjustment com- Tyre pressure, front of the road applies, its asymmet- pletes (reading stops flashing) ric low-beam headlight will tend z before pulling away. to dazzle oncoming traffic. 2.5 bar (one-up, tyre cold) Have the headlight set accord- Tyres 2.5 bar (two-up and/or with ingly by a specialist workshop, Checking tyre pressure luggage, tyre cold) preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer. Make sure the ground is level Tyre pressure, rear and firm and place the motor- Commercially available ad- cycle on its stand. hesive tape will damage the 2.9 bar (one-up, tyre cold) plastic lens of the light. Incorrect tyre pressures im- Consult a specialist workshop, pair the motorcycle's hand- 2.9 bar (two-up and/or with preferably an authorised BMW ling characteristics and increase luggage, tyre cold) Motorrad dealer, in order to avoid the rate of tyre wear. damaging the plastic lens of the Always check that the tyre pres- light. sures are correct.
    • Headlight beam throw and Headlight beam-throw spring preload adjustment 4 Headlight beam throw is gener- 63 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 A Neutral position to suit the weight carried by the B Position for heavy load motorcycle. 1 Headlight beam-throw ad- z Consult a specialist work- justment Seat shop, preferably an au- Spring preload adjustment might Removing seat thorised BMW Motorrad deal- not suffice if the motorcycle is er, if you are unsure whether Make sure the ground is level very heavily loaded. Moving and firm and place the motor- the headlight basic setting is the pivot lever adjusts headlight correct. cycle on its stand. beam throw so as not to dazzle oncoming traffic.
    • Installing seat 4 64 Operation Turn the key counter-clockwise Lift the rear of the seat. in the seat lock. The seat can be damaged If too much pressure is ap- z at the edges if it is placed plied in the forward direc- on a rough surface. tion, there is a danger that the Lay the seat upholstered side motorcycle will be pushed off its down on a smooth, clean sur- stand. face, such as the fuel tank. Always make sure that the Release the key and pull the motorcycle is stable and firmly seat back out of its holder. supported. Push the seat forward into holders 1. Press the seat down at the same time.
    • 4 65 Operation Push down firmly on the seat, Use the wire rope available as The helmet catch can applying pressure to the point an optional accessory to se- scratch the panelling. above the latch. cure the helmet to one of the Make sure the lock is out of the z The seat engages with an aud- helmet holders 1 or 2. way when you hook the helmet ible click. into position. Pass the steel cable through Helmet holder the helmet and push it onto Securing helmet to the helmet holder. motorcycle Install the seat ( 64) Remove the seat ( 63)
    • Luggage loops 4 Luggage loops 66 underneath seat Operation Pull loops 1 out of holder 3 and to the outside and down. z You can hook luggage straps into the loops. Loops 1 on the underside of the Install the seat ( 64) seat are for attaching luggage straps. You can use them and eyelets 2 in the grab handles to strap luggage on the rear seat. Using luggage loops Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. Remove the seat ( 63) Turn the seat upside down.
    • Riding Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 5 67 Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Riding Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Parking your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 z Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
    • 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. 68 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.
    • 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- 69 there is a danger of overheating Flammable materials (e.g. management system and damage. hay, leaves, grass, clothing Tampering with the engine For this reason, observe the fol- and luggage, etc.) could ignite control unit can damage lowing points: if allowed to come into contact the motorcycle and cause acci- Do not run the fuel tank dry. Riding with the hot exhaust pipe. dents. Do not attempt to start or run Do not permit flammable materi- Do not tamper with the engine the engine with a spark-plug als to come into contact with the cap disconnected. control unit. z hot exhaust system. Stop the engine immediately if Tampering with the engine Cooling would be control unit can result in it misfires. inadequate if the engine mechanical loads that the mo- Use only unleaded fuel. were allowed to idle for a lengthy torcycle's components are not Comply with all specified main- period with the motorcycle at designed to withstand. Damage tenance intervals. a standstill: overheating would caused in this way is not covered Unburned fuel will destroy result. In extreme cases, the by the warranty. the catalytic converter. motorcycle could catch fire. Do not tamper with the engine Note the points listed for protec- Do not allow the engine to idle control unit. tion of the catalytic converter. unnecessarily. Ride away imme- diately after starting the engine.
    • Checklist Starting Starting engine. 5 Use the following checklist to Side stand 70 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 1 in run position A. Tyre-tread depth and tyre You can start the engine when Switch on the ignition. pressures the gearbox is in neutral or if you Pre-ride check is performed. Cases correctly installed and pull the clutch with a gear en- ( 71) luggage secured gaged. Do not pull the clutch un- ABS self-diagnosis is til after you have switched on the performed. ( 71) At regular intervals: ignition, as otherwise the engine Engine oil level (every refuelling will refuse to start. When the with OE Automatic Stability stop) gearbox is in neutral, the green Control (ASC): Brake-pad wear (every third neutral telltale light is on and the Switch on the ignition. refuelling stop) gear indicator in the multifunction Pre-ride check is performed. display shows N. ( 71) ABS self-diagnosis is performed. ( 71)
    • ASC self-diagnosis is per- engine, or use jump leads and a Phase 2 formed. ( 72) donor battery to start. General warning light shows 5 The engine starts. yellow. 71 Consult the troubleshooting CHECK! appears on the dis- chart below if the engine re- play. fuses to start. ( 136) If the 'General' warning light does not show: Pre-ride check Riding The instrument cluster runs a Some malfunctions cannot test of the 'General' warning light be indicated if the 'Gener- when the ignition is switched al' warning light cannot be dis- z on: this is the "Pre-Ride-Check" played. Press starter button 1. The warning light shows first red Check that the 'General' warning If ambient temperatures are and then yellow, so that you can light comes on, and that it shows very low, you might find it check that it is in working order. red and yellow. necessary to open the throttle The test is aborted if you start Have the fault rectified as slightly when starting the engine. the engine before it completes. quickly as possible by a At ambient temperatures below Phase 1 specialist workshop, preferably 0 °C, disengage the clutch after General warning light shows an authorised BMW Motorrad switching on the ignition. red. dealer. The start attempt is auto- CHECK! appears on the dis- ABS self-diagnosis matically interrupted if bat- play. tery voltage is too low. Recharge BMW Motorrad Integral ABS per- the battery before you start the forms self-diagnosis to ensure its operability. Self-diagnosis is performed automatically when
    • you switch on the ignition. The ABS self-diagnosis of at least 5 km/h in order for 5 motorcycle has to move forward completed ASC self-diagnosis to complete. at a speed above 5 km/h for the The ABS warning light goes Phase 1 72 wheel sensors to be tested. out. Test of the diagnosis-compat- Phase 1 If an indicator showing an ABS ible system components with Test of the diagnosis-compat- fault appears when ABS self-dia- the motorcycle at a standstill. ible system components with gnosis completes: ASC symbol flashes. the motorcycle at a standstill. You can continue to ride. Bear Riding ABS warning light flashes. in mind that neither the ABS function nor the integral brak- Phase 2 z ing function is available. Test of the diagnosis-compat- Possible national variant of Have the fault rectified as ible system components while the ABS warning light. quickly as possible by a the motorcycle is on the move. specialist workshop, preferably ASC symbol flashes. Phase 2 an authorised BMW Motorrad Test of the wheel sensors as dealer. the motorcycle pulls away from ASC self-diagnosis rest. ASC self-diagnosis OE completed ABS warning light flashes. BMW Motorrad ASC performs The ASC warning light goes self-diagnosis to ensure its op- out. Possible national variant of erability. Self-diagnosis is per- If an indicator showing an ASC the ABS warning light. formed automatically when you fault appears when ASC self- switch on the ignition. The en- diagnosis completes: gine must be running and the motorcycle must reach a speed
    • You can continue to ride. Bear Keep to the specified engine New brake pads can ex- in mind that the ASC function speeds for running in. tend stopping distance by a 5 is not available. Do not exceed the rpm limits significant margin. Have the fault rectified as Apply the brakes in good time. 73 recommended for running in. quickly as possible by a specialist workshop, preferably Running-in speed Tyres an authorised BMW Motorrad New tyres have a smooth sur- dealer. face. This must be roughened by Riding <7000 min-1 riding in a restrained manner at Running in No full-load acceleration. various heel angles until the tyres The first 1000 km Avoid low engine speeds at full are run in. This running in pro- z load. cedure is essential if the tyres are While running in the motor- Do not omit the first inspection to achieve maximum grip. cycle, vary the throttle opening after 500 - 1200 km. Tyres do not have their full and engine-speed range fre- quently. Brake pads grip when new and there Try to do most of your rid- is a risk of accidents at extreme New brake pads must "bed angles of heel. ing during this initial period on down" and therefore do not twisting, fairly hilly roads, avoid- Avoid extreme angles of heel. achieve their optimum friction ing high-speed main roads and levels during the first 500 highways if possible. km. You can compensate for Exceeding the specified en- this initial reduction in braking gine speeds while running efficiency by exerting greater in will lead to increased engine pressure on the levers. wear.
    • Brakes the rider's full force applied to Wet brakes 5 How can stopping the brake levers; under these cir- After the motorcycle has cumstances the dynamic shift been washed, ridden 74 distance be minimised? in load distribution cannot keep through water or ridden in Each time the brakes are applied, pace with the increase in de- the rain, the brake discs and a load distribution shift takes celeration and the tyres cannot pads might be wet and the place with the load shifting for- transmit the full braking force to brakes might not take effect ward from the rear to the front the surface of the road. ABS has Riding immediately. wheel. The sharper the motor- to intervene to keep the front Apply the brakes in good time cycle decelerates, the more load wheel from locking; this increases until the brakes have dried out. z is shifted to the front wheel. The stopping distance. higher the wheel load, the more Descending mountain Salt on brakes braking force can be transmitted without the wheel locking. passes The brakes may fail to take To optimise stopping distance, effect immediately if the There is a danger of the apply the front brakes rapidly and motorcycle was ridden on salt- brakes fading if you use keep on increasing the force you covered roads and the brakes only the rear brakes when des- apply to the brake lever. This were not applied for some time. cending mountain passes. Under makes the best possible use Apply the brakes in good time extreme conditions, the brakes of the dynamic increase in load until the salt layer on the brake could overheat and suffer severe at the front wheel. Remember discs and brake pads has been damage. to pull the clutch at the same removed. Use both front and rear brakes, time. In the "panic braking situ- and make use of the engine's ations" that are trained so fre- braking effect as well. quently braking force is applied as rapidly as possible and with
    • Oil or grease on brakes Parking your Slowly lean the motorcycle to Oil and grease on the brake motorcycle the side until its weight is taken 5 by the stand and dismount to discs and pads considerably Placing motorcycle on 75 the left. diminish braking efficiency. side stand If the motorcycle is on the Especially after repair and main- tenance work, make sure that the If the ground is soft or un- side stand, the surface of brake discs and brake pads are even, there is no guaran- the ground will determine wheth- tee that the motorcycle will rest er it is better to turn the handle- Riding free of oil and grease. firmly on the stand. bars to the left or right. However, Dirt or mud on brakes Always check that the ground the motorcycle is more stable on under the stand is level and a level surface with the handle- z When riding on loose sur- faces or muddy roads, the firm. bars turned to the left than with brakes may fail to take effect the handlebars turned to the Switch off the engine. immediately because of dirt or right. Pull the handbrake lever. moisture on the discs or brake On level ground, always turn the Hold the motorcycle upright pads. handlebars to the left to set the and balanced. Apply the brakes in good time steering lock. Use your left foot to extend the until the brakes have been side stand fully. Turn the handlebars to full left cleaned. or right lock. The side stand is designed to support only the weight Check that the motorcycle is of the motorcycle. standing firmly. Do not lean or sit on the On a gradient, the motor- motorcycle with the side stand cycle should always face extended. uphill; select 1st gear. Lock the steering lock.
    • Removing motorcycle Placing motorcycle on Excessive movements 5 from side stand centre stand OA could cause the centre Unlock the steering lock. stand to retract, and the 76 If the ground is soft or un- motorcycle would topple in From the left, grip the handle- even, there is no guaran- consequence. bars with both hands. tee that the motorcycle will rest Do not lean or sit on the mo- Pull the handbrake lever. firmly on the stand. torcycle with the centre stand Swing your right leg over the Always check that the ground extended. Riding seat and lift the motorcycle to under the stand is level and the upright position. firm. Check that the motorcycle is Hold the motorcycle upright standing firmly. z Switch off the engine. and balanced. Lock the steering lock. Dismount and keep your left An extended side stand can hand on the left handlebar grip. Removing motorcycle catch on the ground when With your right hand, grip the from centre stand OA the motorcycle is moving and rear grab handle or the rear lead to a fall. Unlock the steering lock. frame. Retract the side stand before Place your left hand on the left Use your right foot on the pin moving the motorcycle. handlebar grip. of the centre stand to press With your right hand, grip the Sit on the motorcycle and use the stand down until its curved rear grab handle or the rear your left foot to retract the side feet touch the ground. frame. stand. Place your full body weight on Push the motorcycle forward the centre stand and at the off the centre stand. same time pull the motorcycle to the rear. Check that the centre stand has fully retracted.
    • Refuelling ately if it comes into contact with Fuel is highly flammable. A fuel. 5 naked flame close to the Leaded fuel will destroy the 77 fuel tank can cause a fire or ex- catalytic converter. plosion. Use only unleaded fuel. Do not smoke. Never bring a Make sure the ground is level naked flame near the fuel tank. and firm and place the motor- Riding Fuel expands when hot. cycle on its stand. Fuel escaping from an Refuel with fuel of the grade overfilled tank could make its way stated below; do not fill the z onto the rear tyre. This could tank past the bottom edge of cause a fall. the filler neck. Do not fill the tank past the bot- tom edge of the filler neck. Recommended fuel grade Fuel attacks plastics, which become dull or unsightly. 98 ROZ/RON (Premium plus Wipe off plastic parts immediately unleaded) if they come into contact with fuel. Open the protective cap. 95 ROZ/RON (Premium Open the fuel tank cap with unleaded (fuel grade, Fuel can attack the material the ignition key by turning it usable with power- and of the windscreen, which counter-clockwise. consumption-related becomes dull or unsightly. restrictions)) Wipe off the windscreen immedi-
    • 5 Usable fuel capacity 78 19 l Reserve fuel Riding ≥4 l Press the fuel tank cap down z firmly to close. Remove the key and close the protective cap.
    • Engineering details Brake system with BMW Motorrad 6 Integral ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 79 Electronic engine management with BMW Motorrad ASC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Tyre pressure monitoring Engineering details RDC OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 z
    • Brake system with How does ABS work? What are the effects of 6 BMW Motorrad Integral The amount of braking force that surface irregularities? 80 ABS can be transferred to the road Humps and surface irregular- depends on factors hat include ities can cause the wheels to Partially integral brakes the coefficient of friction of the lose contact temporarily with the Your motorcycle is equipped with road surface. Loose stones, ice road surface; if this happens the partially integral brakes. Both and snow or a wet road all have braking force that can be trans- front and rear brakes are applied much lower coefficients of fric- mitted to the road can drop to Engineering details when you pull the handbrake tion than a clean, dry asphalt sur- zero. If the brakes are applied lever. The footbrake lever acts face. The lower the coefficient under these circumstances the only on the rear brake. of friction, the longer the braking ABS has to reduce braking force While the brakes are slowing the distance. to ensure that directional sta- motorcycle, the BMW Motorrad If the rider increases braking bility is maintained when the Integral ABS adapts braking-force pressure to the extent that brak- wheels regain contact with the distribution between front and ing force exceeds the maxim- road surface. At this instant the rear brakes to suit the load on um transferrable limit, the wheels BMW Motorrad Integral ABS z the motorcycle. start to lock and the motorcycle must assume an extremely low The integral braking func- loses its directional stability; a fall coefficient of friction, so that the tion makes it very difficult is imminent. Before this situation wheels will continue to rotate un- to spin the rear wheel by opening can occur, ABS intervenes and der all imaginable circumstances, the throttle with the front brake adapts braking pressure to the because this is the precondition applied to keep the motorcycle maximum transferrable braking for ensuring directional stability. stationary (burn-out). Attempted force, so the wheels continue As soon as is registers the ac- burn-outs can result in damage to turn and directional stability tual circumstances, the system to the rear brake and the clutch. is maintained irrespective of the reacts instantly and adjusts brak- Do not attempt burn-outs. condition of the road surface.
    • ing force accordingly to achieve Rear wheel lift What is the design optimum braking. Even under severe braking, a baseline for BMW 6 high level of tyre grip can mean Motorrad Integral ABS? What feedback does the 81 that the front wheel does not Within the limits imposed by rider receive from the lock up until very late, if at all. physics, the BMW Motorrad In- BMW Motorrad Integral Consequently, ABS does not in- tegral ABS ensures directional ABS? tervene until very late, if at all. stability on any surface. The sys- If the ABS system has to reduce Under these circumstances the Engineering details tem is not optimised for special braking force on account of the rear wheel can lift off the ground, requirements that apply under circumstances described above, and the outcome can be a high- extreme competitive situations vibration is perceptible through siding situation in which the mo- off-road or on the track. the handbrake lever. torcycle can flip over. When the handbrake lever is Severe braking can cause Special situations pulled, brake pressure is also the rear wheel to lift off the The speeds of the front and rear built up at the rear wheel by ground. wheels are compared as one the integral function. If the When you brake, bear in mind means of detecting a wheel's brake pedal is depressed after that ABS control cannot be relied incipient tendency to lock. If the z the handbrake lever is pulled, on in all circumstances to prevent system registers implausible val- the brake pressure built up the rear wheel from lifting clear of ues for a lengthy period the ABS beforehand is perceptible as the ground. function is deactivated for safety counter-pressure sooner than is reasons and an ABS fault mes- the case when the brake pedal is sage is issued. Self-diagnos- depressed either before or at the is has to complete before fault same time as the brake lever is messages can be issued. pulled. In addition to problems with the BMW Motorrad Integral ABS,
    • exceptional riding conditions can What significance momentum take over and even 6 lead to a fault message being devolves on regular BMW Motorrad Integral ABS is issued. maintenance? unable to counteract their effects. 82 Exceptional riding conditions: Invariably, a technical sys- Electronic engine tem cannot perform beyond Heating up with the motorcycle the abilities dictated by its level management with BMW on the centre stand or an auxil- of maintenance. Motorrad ASC OE iary stand, engine idling or with Engineering details In order to ensure that the BMW How does ASC work? a gear engaged. Motorrad ABS is always main- The BMW Motorrad ASC com- Rear wheel locked by the en- tained in optimum condition, it pares the speed of rotation of the gine brake for a lengthy period, is essential for you to comply front wheel and the rear wheel. for example while descending strictly with the specified inspec- The differential is used to com- off-road. tion intervals. pute slip as a measure of the If a fault message is issued on reserves of stability available at account of exceptional riding Reserves for safety the rear wheel. If slip exceeds a conditions as outlined above, you The potentially shorter braking certain limit the electronic engine z can reactivate the ABS function distances which BMW Motorrad management system intervenes, by switching the ignition off and Integral ABS permits must not be adapting engine torque accord- on again. used as an excuse for careless ingly. riding. ABS is primarily a means of ensuring a safety margin in genuine emergencies. Take care when cornering. When you apply the brakes on a corner, the motorcycle's weight and
    • What is the design conditions and adopting his or is has to complete before fault baseline for BMW her style of riding accordingly. messages can be issued. 6 Motorrad ASC? Do not take risks that would neg- The BMW Motorrad ASC can ate the additional safety offered shut down automatically under 83 BMW Motorrad ASC is designed by this system. the exceptional riding conditions as an assistant system for the outlined below. rider and for use on public roads. Special situations Exceptional riding The extent to which the rider af- In accordance with the laws of conditions: Engineering details fects ASC control can be consid- erable (weight shifts when cor- physics, the ability to accelerate Riding for a lengthy period with nering, items of luggage loose is restricted more and more as the front wheel lifted off the on the motorcycle), especially the angle of heel increases. Con- ground (wheelie) and ASC de- when style of riding takes rider sequently, there can be a per- activated. and machine close to the limits ceptible lag in acceleration out of Rear wheel rotating with the imposed by physics. The system very tight bends. motorcycle held stationary by is not optimised for special re- applying the front brake (burn- The speeds of the front and out). quirements that apply under ex- rear wheels are compared as Heating up with the motorcycle treme competitive situations off- one means of detecting the rear z road or on the track. You have on the centre stand or an auxil- wheel's incipient tendency to iary stand, engine idling or with the option of deactivating the spin or slip sideways. If the sys- a gear engaged. BMW Motorrad ASC system for tem registers implausible values these circumstances. for a lengthy period the ASC Accelerating the motorcycle to Even ASC is constrained by function is deactivated for safety a speed in excess of 10 km/h the laws of physics. Invari- reasons and an ASC fault mes- after switching the ignition off ably, the rider bears responsibil- sage is issued. Self-diagnos- and then on again reactivates the ity for assessing road and traffic ASC.
    • If the front wheel lifts clear of the Tyre pressure the motorcycle. An error mes- 6 ground under severe accelera- monitoring RDC OE sage is issued if wheels without tion, the ASC reduces engine sensors are fitted to a motorcycle 84 torque until the front wheel re- Function equipped with an RDC control gains contact with the ground. A sensor integrated into each unit. Under these circumstances, tyre measures the air temperat- BMW Motorrad recommends ure and the air pressure inside Temperature rolling the throttle slightly closed the tyre and transmits this in- compensation Engineering details so as to restore stability with the formation to the control unit. The tyre-pressure readings least possible delay. Each sensor has a centrifugal- shown by the multifunction force tripswitch that does not display are temperature- When riding on a slippery sur- enable transmission of the meas- compensated; the reference tyre face, never snap the throttle ured values until the motorcycle temperature for these readings twistgrip fully closed without has accelerated to about 30 km/ is always 20 °C. The air lines pulling the clutch at the same h. The display shows -- for available to the public in petrol time. Engine braking torque can each tyre until the tyre-pressure stations and motorway service cause the rear wheel to lock, with signal is received for the first areas almost invariably show z a corresponding loss of stability. time. The sensors continue to temperature-dependent tyre The BWM Motorrad ASC is un- transmit the measured-value sig- pressures, so in most instances able to control a situation of this nals for approximately 15 minutes these gauge readings will not nature. after the motorcycle comes to a tally with the readings shown by stop. the multifunction display. The control unit can adminis- trate four sensors, so two dif- ferent sets of wheels with RDC sensors can be alternated on
    • Tyre-pressure ranges The RDC control unit differenti- 6 ates between three tyre-pressure 85 ranges, all of which are paramet- erised for the motorcycle: Tyre pressure within permitted tolerance. Tyre pressure close to limit of Engineering details permitted tolerance. Tyre pressure outside permit- ted tolerance. z
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    • Accessories General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 7 87 Power socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Case OA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Accessories Breakdown assistance kit OA . . . . . . . . . 93 z
    • General instructions without constituting a safety haz- Power socket 7 BMW Motorrad recommends ard. Country-specific official au- Ratings thorisation does not suffice as 88 the use of parts and accessories assurance. Tests conducted by for your motorcycle that are ap- these instances cannot make proved by BMW for this purpose. provision for all operating con- Genuine BMW parts and ac- ditions experienced by BMW mo- cessories and other products torcycles and, consequently, they Accessories which BMW has approved can are not sufficient in some circum- be obtained from your authorised stances. BMW Motorrad dealer, together Use only parts and accessor- with expert advice on their install- ies approved by BMW for your ation and use. motorcycle. The supply to standard socket 1 z These parts and products have Whenever you are planning and the extra socket (OE) is cut been tested by BMW for safety, function and suitability. BMW modifications, comply with all off automatically if battery voltage accepts product liability for them. the legal requirements. Make is low or the load exceeds the sure that the motorcycle does maximum for the two sockets. Conversely, BMW is unable to accept any liability whatsoever not infringe national road-vehicle Operating electrical for parts and accessories which it construction and use regulations. accessories has not approved. You can start using electrical ac- BMW Motorrad cannot cessories only when the ignition assess each non-BMW is switched on. The accessory product to determine wheth- remains operational if the ignition er it can be used on or in con- is subsequently switched off. In nection with BMW motorcycles order to ensure that the drain on
    • the on-board power supply sys- Luggage Pack heavy items at the bot- tem is minimised, the supply to Correct loading tom and toward the inboard 7 the power socket is cut off ap- side. proximately 15 minutes after the Overloading and imbal- 89 Note the maximum permissible ignition is switched off, and it is anced loads can adversely payload of the cases and the also temporarily interrupted dur- affect the motorcycle's handling. speed limit for riding with cases ing the start procedure. Do not exceed the permissible on the motorcycle. gross weight and be sure to Accessories Cable routing comply with the instructions on Payload of cases The cables from the power sock- loading. et to the auxiliary device must be Set spring preload, damping with OA Case: routed in such a way that they: characteristic and tyre pres- ≤8 kg Do not impede the rider sures to suit total weight. Do not restrict or obstruct the Adjust the spring preload for Maximum permissible z steering angle and handling rear wheel ( 58) speed for riding with characteristics cases fitted to the motorcycle Check the tyre pressure Cannot be trapped ( 62) with OA Case: Incorrectly routed cables Adjust the damping for rear wheel ( 59) ≤180 km/h can impede the rider. Route the cables as described Ensure that the case volumes Note the maximum permissible above. on the left and right are equal. payload of the tank rucksack Make sure that the weight is and the speed limit for riding uniformly distributed between with a tank rucksack on the right and left. motorcycle.
    • Opening cases 7 Payload of tank rucksack Maximum permissible speed for riding with the 90 tankbag fitted to the motor- with OA Tank rucksack: cycle ≤5 kg with OA Tankbag: Maximum permissible ≤130 km/h speed for riding with the Accessories tank rucksack fitted to the mo- Case OA torcycle Release levers with OA Tank rucksack: Turn the lock barrel in the Each case has two levers, one on OPEN direction. ≤130 km/h each side of the lock. z The grey lever marked OPEN is Note the maximum permissible payload of the tankbag and for opening and closing the case. the speed limit for riding with The black lever marked a tankbag on the motorcycle. RELEASE is for removing and attaching the case. Payload of tankbag with OA Tankbag: ≤5 kg Pull the grey release lever (OPEN) up. Lock straps 1 open.
    • Pull the grey release lever Adjusting case volume (OPEN) up again. Close the case lid. 7 Pull case lid 2 out of the retain- 91 er. Closing cases Accessories Close the lock straps. Press the lock straps against the case body. Turn the lock strap The case volume adapts to the z buckles 1 of the lock straps contents. out. Press catches 1 of the case lid Pull the lock straps up and out. into retainers 2. This expands the case to max- The catches engage with an imum volume. audible click. Press the catches on the lock straps into retainers 2. The catches engage with an audible click. Check that the catches are locked securely into place.
    • Removing cases Installing case 7 92 Accessories Pull the case out of the top Turn the lock barrel in the RE- holder. Turn the lock barrel in the RE- LEASE direction. Lift the case out of the bottom LEASE direction. Pull the black release lever holder. z (RELEASE) up. Hook the case into bottom holder 2.
    • Pull the black release lever the case can be moved up or Breakdown assistance (RELEASE) up. down for this purpose. kit OA 7 Press the case into top hold- er 3. Adapting case Use 93 Push the black release lever Open the case. The stowage space for the (RELEASE) down. breakdown assistance kit is under The case is locked into place. the left side panel. Lock the case. See the description enclosed Accessories Check that it is correctly en- with the breakdown assistance gaged. kit for instructions detailing the procedure and for safety informa- Secure attachment tion. Removing breakdown z assistance kit Remove screws 1. Make sure the ground is level Adjust the height of the holder. and firm and place the motor- Tighten screws 1. cycle on its stand. Remove the seat ( 63) If a case wobbles or is difficult to fit, it has to be adapted to the gap between the top and bottom holders. The bottom bracket on
    • 7 94 Accessories Remove screws 1. Remove the side panel. Lay the panel on the seat z to protect the side panel from scratches. Open the retaining strap and remove the breakdown assist- ance kit.
    • Maintenance General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 8 95 Toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Brake system, general . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Maintenance Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 z Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Rear-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
    • General instructions Toolkit 3 Screwdriver, small 8 The Maintenance chapter de- Standard on-board toolkit Removing and installing turn scribes straightforward proced- indicator glass 96 ures for checking and replacing On-board toolkit service certain wear parts. kit Special tightening torques are lis- ted as applicable. The tightening Your authorised BMW Motor- rad dealer can provide the on- Maintenance torques for the threaded fasten- ers on your motorcycle are listed board toolkit service kit that you in the section entitled "Technical will need if you are considering data". undertaking more extensive work. You will find information on more You will find information on un- extensive maintenance and re- 1 Screwdriver with reversible dertaking work of this nature in z pair work in the Repair Manual blade the Repair Manual on the DVD/ on DVD/CD-ROM (RepROM) for Removing and installing turn CD-ROM also obtainable from your motorcycle, which is avail- indicator glass your authorised BMW Motorrad able from your authorised BMW Disconnecting leads from bat- dealer. Motorrad dealer. tery terminals Some of the work calls for spe- 2 Torx wrench, T25 cial tools and a thorough know- Removing and installing body ledge of motorcycles. If you panels are in doubt consult a specialist Removing and installing battery workshop, preferably your author- retainer ised BMW Motorrad dealer.
    • 4 Electric torch into the oil tank before the level LED bulb is read. The engine oil must be 8 at operating temperature to do 5 Socket this. Checking the oil level with 97 3x open-ended spanner, for the engine cold or after no more example for connecting and than a short ride will lead to mis- disconnecting leads to battery interpretation; this in turn, means terminals that the engine will be operated Maintenance with the incorrect quantity of oil. 6 Adapter In order to ensure that the en- 1 Extending tool holder Adapter for 1/4" bits gine oil level is read correctly, Adapters to accommodate all 9x12 mm and 3/8" swivel ad- check the oil level only after a tools apters lengthy trip. Removing and installing spark plugs Make sure the engine is at op- z Engine oil erating temperature and hold 2 1/4" bits Checking engine oil level the motorcycle upright. 5x Torx, for example for remov- The engine can seize if the with OA Centre stand: ing and installing rear wheel oil level is low, and this can Check that the engine is at op- 2x cross-head bits lead to accidents. erating temperature, make sure 1x plain screwdriver bit Always make sure that the oil the ground is level and firm level is correct. and place the motorcycle on its 3 3/8" adapter for socket- centre stand. head screws, w/f 22 Oil can collect in the sump Removing and installing front if the motorcycle is out of Allow the engine to idle for one axle use for an extended period of minute. time; this oil has to be pumped
    • Switch off the ignition. Damage to the engine 8 can result if it is operated without enough oil, but the same 98 also applies if the oil level is too high. Always make sure that the oil level is correct. Maintenance Wipe the area around the filler neck clean. Engine oil, specified level Check the oil level in oil-level indicator 1. Between MIN and MAX z marks If the oil level is below the MIN mark: Top up the engine oil ( 98) If the oil level is above the MAX Remove cap of oil filler neck 1 mark: by turning it counter-clockwise. Drain the engine oil ( 99) Top up the engine oil to the specified level. Topping up engine oil Check the engine oil level Remove the seat ( 63) ( 97)
    • Install cap of oil filler neck 1 and right and pull the tube up specialist workshop, preferably and turn it clockwise to close. and out of the oil tank. an authorised BMW Motorrad 8 Install the seat ( 64) Pull the transparent tube down dealer. out of the frame and drain the 99 Draining engine oil engine oil into a suitable con- Incorrect working practices Remove the seat ( 63) tainer until the level is to spe- endanger the reliability of cification. the brakes. Insert the transparent tube into Have all work on the brake sys- Maintenance the oil tank and engage the tem performed by a specialist retainer. workshop, preferably an author- Store or dispose of the excess ised BMW Motorrad dealer. engine oil in an environmentally compatible manner. Checking operation of Install the seat ( 64) brakes z Pull the handbrake lever. Brake system, general The pressure point must be Damage to the engine Reliability clearly perceptible. can result if it is operated Press the footbrake lever. A fully functional brake system is without enough oil, but the same The pressure point must be a basic requirement for the road also applies if the oil level is too clearly perceptible. safety of your motorcycle. high. Do not ride the motorcycle if you Always make sure that the oil have any doubts about the de- level is correct. pendability of the brake system. Squeeze the retainer of trans- Under these circumstances have parent tube 2 together on left the brake system checked by a
    • Brake pads 8 Checking front brake pad 100 thickness Brake pads worn past the minimum permissible brake-pad thickness can cause a reduction in braking efficiency Maintenance and under certain circumstances they can cause damage to the Visually inspect the left and brake system. Brake-pad wear limit, right brake pads to ascertain In order to ensure the dependab- front their thickness. Viewing direc- ility of the brake system, do not tion: Between wheel and front min 1 mm (Friction pad only, z permit the brake pads to wear fork toward the brake caliper. without backing plate) past the minimum permissible brake-pad thickness. The wear indicators (grooves) must be clearly Make sure the ground is level visible. and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. If the wear indicating mark is no longer clearly visible: Have the brake pads replaced by a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
    • Checking rear brake pad preferably an authorised BMW thickness Motorrad dealer. 8 Brake pads worn past 101 Brake fluid the minimum permissible brake-pad thickness can cause Checking brake-fluid a reduction in braking efficiency level, front brakes and under certain circumstances A low fluid level in the Maintenance they can cause damage to the brake reservoir can allow air brake system. to penetrate the brake system. In order to ensure the dependab- Visually inspect the brake pads This significantly reduces braking ility of the brake system, do not from the right to ascertain their efficiency. permit the brake pads to wear thickness. Check the brake-fluid level at past the minimum permissible Brake-pad wear limit, rear regular intervals. brake-pad thickness. z Make sure the ground is level Make sure the ground is level and firm and hold the motor- and firm and place the motor- min 1 mm (Friction pad only, without backing plate) cycle upright. cycle on its stand. with OA Centre stand: Make sure that the brake Make sure the ground is level disc is not visible through and firm and place the motor- the bore in the inboard brake cycle on its centre stand. block. If the brake disc is visible: Move the handlebars to the Have the brake pads replaced straight-ahead position. by a specialist workshop,
    • Checking brake-fluid 8 level, rear brakes 102 A low fluid level in the brake reservoir can allow air to penetrate the brake system. This significantly reduces braking efficiency. Maintenance Check the brake-fluid level at regular intervals. Check the brake fluid level in Brake fluid level, front Make sure the ground is level brake fluid reservoir 1. and firm and hold the motor- The brake fluid level in the cycle upright. brake fluid reservoir drops DOT4 brake fluid with OA Centre stand: z as the brake pads wear. Do not permit the brake fluid Make sure the ground is level level to drop below the MIN and firm and place the motor- mark. (Brake-fluid reservoir cycle on its centre stand. horizontal) If the brake fluid level drops be- low the permitted level: Have the defect rectified as quickly as possible by a spe- cialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
    • Clutch Checking clutch operation 8 Pull the clutch lever. 103 The pressure point must be clearly perceptible. If the pressure point is not clearly perceptible: Maintenance Have the clutch checked by a specialist workshop, preferably Check the brake fluid level in Brake fluid level, rear an authorised BMW Motorrad brake fluid reservoir 1. dealer. The brake fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir drops DOT4 brake fluid Checking clutch fluid level as the brake pads wear. z Do not permit the brake fluid Make sure the ground is level level to drop below the MIN and firm and hold the motor- mark. (Brake-fluid reservoir cycle upright. horizontal) with OA Centre stand: Make sure the ground is level If the brake fluid level drops be- and firm and place the motor- low the permitted level: cycle on its centre stand. Have the defect rectified as quickly as possible by a spe- Move the handlebars to the cialist workshop, preferably straight-ahead position. an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
    • an authorised BMW Motorrad 8 dealer. 104 The clutch system is filled with a special hydraulic fluid that does not have to be changed. Tyres Maintenance Measuring tread depth of Check the clutch fluid level in Clutch fluid level tyres clutch fluid reservoir 1. Your motorcycle's handling Wear of the clutch causes and grip can be impaired the fluid level in the clutch Do not permit the clutch flu- z fluid reservoir to rise. id level to drop. even before the tyres wear to the minimum tyre tread depth permitted by law. If the fluid level drops: Have the tyres changed in good Unsuitable hydraulic fluids time before they wear to the could cause damage to the minimum permissible tread clutch system. depth. Do not attempt to top up the Make sure the ground is level system with fluids of any kind. and firm and place the motor- Have the defect rectified as cycle on its stand. quickly as possible by a spe- cialist workshop, preferably
    • Measure the tyre tread depth Have damaged rims checked RDC label OE in the main tread grooves with and, if necessary, replaced by a 8 wear marks. specialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad 105 Tyres have wear indicators integrated into the main dealer. tread grooves. The tyre is worn out when the tyre tread has worn Wheels down to the level of the marks. Recommended tyres Maintenance The locations of the marks are For each size of tyre BMW Mo- indicated on the edge of the tyre, torrad tests and classifies as e.g. by the letters TI, TWI or by roadworthy certain makes. BMW Incorrect tyre-removal pro- an arrow. Motorrad cannot assess the suit- cedures can result in dam- If the tyre tread is worn to minim- ability or provide any guarantee age to the RDC sensors. um: of road safety for other tyres. z Be sure to notify the authorised Replace tyre or tyres, as applic- BMW Motorrad recommends BMW Motorrad dealer or spe- able. using only tyres tested by BMW cialist workshop that the wheel is Motorrad. fitted with an RDC sensor. Rims You can obtain detailed informa- If the motorcycle is equipped tion from your authorised BMW Visual inspection with RDC, each wheel rim bears Motorrad dealer or on the Inter- Make sure the ground is level an adhesive label indicating the net at www.bmw-motorrad.com. and firm and place the motor- position of the RDC sensor. cycle on its stand. When changing the tyre, take Visually inspect the rims for care not to damage the RDC defects. sensor. Be sure to draw the attention of the authorised BMW
    • Motorrad dealer or specialist 8 workshop to the fact that the wheel is fitted with an RDC 106 sensor. Remove the front wheel Place the motorcycle on an auxiliary stand; BMW Motorrad Maintenance recommends the BMW Motor- rad rear-wheel stand. Remove screws 1 on left and Once the calipers have Install the rear-wheel stand right. been removed, there is ( 114) Pull the front mudguard for- a risk of the brake pads being with OA Centre stand: ward to remove. pressed together to the extent z Make sure the ground is level that they cannot be slipped back and firm and place the motor- over the brake disc on reas- cycle on its centre stand. sembly. Do not operate the handbrake lever when the brake calipers have been removed. Remove securing screws 3 of the brake calipers on left and right.
    • the BMW Motorrad front-wheel aligned, do not slacken or stand for lifting the motorcycle. remove the left axle camping 8 Install the front-wheel stand screw. ( 113) 107 Remove right-hand axle clamp- ing screw 6. Remove quick-release axle 7, holding the wheel as you do Maintenance so. Lower the front wheel to the Force the brake pads slightly ground between the front forks. apart by rocking brake Take care not to dam- calipers 4 back and forth A age the ABS sensor when against brake discs 5. rolling out the front wheel. Mask off the parts of the wheel z Note the ABS sensor when rim that could be scratched in The left axle clamping rolling out the front wheel. the process of removing the screw locates the threaded brake calipers. bush in the front suspension. Roll the front wheel forward to Carefully pull the brake calipers If the threaded bush is not remove. back and out until clear of the correctly aligned the gap between the ABS sensor ring Installing front wheel brake discs. When removing the left brake and the ABS sensor will not be ABS malfunctions on ac- caliper, take care not to dam- correct and this can cause the count of incorrect speed age the ABS sensor cable. ABS to malfunction or allow the signal. Raise front of motorcycle until ABS sensor to be damaged. Segmentation differs between in- the front wheel can turn freely. In order to ensure that the dividual types of sensor ring; it is BMW Motorrad recommends threaded bush remains correctly very important to ensure that the
    • correct sensor ring is installed. ABS sensor with cable and the 8 Install only the sensor ring that ABS sensor ring. Clamping screw for quick-release axle in matches the motorcycle's con- 108 Roll the front wheel into posi- wheel carrier struction status. tion between the front forks. Threaded fasteners not 19 Nm tightened to the specified Remove the front-wheel stand. torque can work loose or their Ease the brake calipers on to threads can suffer damage. Maintenance the brake discs. Always have the security of the fasteners checked by a specialist workshop, preferably an author- ised BMW Motorrad dealer. The front wheel must be z installed right way round to rotate in the correct direction. Raise the front wheel, insert Note the direction-of-rotation ar- quick-release axle 7 and tight- rows on the tyre or the wheel en to specified torque. rim. Quick-release axle in The cable of the ABS There is a risk of damaging threaded bush sensor could chafe through parts of the front brake, 50 Nm if it comes into contact with the particularly the BMW Motorrad brake disc. Integral ABS, in the course of the Tighten right axle clamping Make sure that the ABS sensor procedure described below. screw 6 to the specified tight- cable is routed correctly. Take care not to damage the ening torque. brake system, in particular the
    • Carefully route the ABS sensor ceptible, and repeat this opera- with OA Centre stand: cable. Make sure that the ABS tion several times. Make sure the ground is level 8 sensor cable is clipped into and firm and place the motor- holders 8. 109 cycle on its centre stand. Maintenance Install the front mudguard and install screws 1 on left and z Install securing screws 3 on right. Remove screw 1 from silencer left and right and tighten to Remove the rear wheel stand, cover 2. specified tightening torque. if installed beforehand. Pull the cover to the rear to remove. Front brake caliper to Removing rear wheel wheel carrier Place the motorcycle on an 30 Nm auxiliary stand; BMW Motorrad recommends the BMW Motor- Remove the adhesive tape rad rear-wheel stand. from the wheel rim. Install the rear-wheel stand Firmly pull the handbrake lever ( 114) until the pressure point is per-
    • 8 110 Maintenance Remove clamp 3 from the si- Remove screw 4 for the brack- Place a support underneath lencer. et of the silencer from the rear the rear wheel and remove Do not remove the sealing footrest. studs 5. grease from the clamp. Turn the silencer out. If you are using the BMW Mo- z Engage first gear. torrad rear-wheel stand: re- move the retaining disc. Lower the rear wheel to the ground. Roll the rear wheel out toward the rear. If you are using the BMW Mo- torrad rear-wheel stand: rein- stall the retaining disc.
    • Installing rear wheel fasteners checked by a specialist If you are using the BMW Mo- workshop, preferably an author- 8 torrad rear-wheel stand: re- ised BMW Motorrad dealer. 111 move the retaining disc. Install wheel studs 5 and tight- Roll the rear wheel into position en to the specified torque in in the rear-wheel adapter. diagonally opposite sequence. Seat the rear wheel on the rear-wheel adapter. Rear wheel to wheel Maintenance flange If you are using the BMW Mo- torrad rear-wheel stand: rein- Tightening sequence: tight- Install screw 4 for the brack- stall the retaining disc. en in diagonally opposite se- et of the silencer in the rear quence footrest, but do not tighten it at this point. 60 Nm z Turn the silencer to its initial position. Threaded fasteners not tightened to the specified torque can work loose or their threads can suffer damage. Always have the security of the
    • 8 112 Maintenance Align clamp 3 on the silencer If the gap between the rear Push silencer cover 2 with with mark A (arrow) on oxygen wheel and the silencer is guides A into retainers B. sensor B. too small, the rear wheel can Tighten clamp 3 on the silen- overheat. z cer to the specified tightening The gap between the rear wheel torque. and the silencer must be at least 10 mm. Silencer to manifold Tighten screw 4 for the brack- et of the silencer in the rear 35 Nm footrest to the specified torque. Silencer to rear footrest Install screw 1 in silencer cov- er 2. 22 Nm Remove the rear wheel stand, if installed beforehand.
    • Front-wheel stand Installing front-wheel Use locating pins 3 to set the Use stand front-wheel stand to the de- 8 Place the motorcycle on an sired height. A front-wheel stand for simple, Centre the front-wheel stand 113 safe changing of the front wheel auxiliary stand; BMW Motorrad recommends the BMW Motor- relative to the front wheel and is available from BMW Motorrad. push it against the front axle. The BMW special tool number rad rear-wheel stand. is 36 3 971 and the front-wheel with OA Centre stand: Maintenance stand is available from your au- Make sure the ground is level thorised BMW Motorrad dealer. and firm and place the motor- You also need the adapters with cycle on its centre stand. the BMW special tool number 36 3 973. The BMW Motorrad front z wheel stand is not designed to support motorcycles not fitted with a centre stand or without Push both mounting pins 2 other auxiliary stands. A motor- through the triangles of the cycle resting only on the front brake caliper anchorages just wheel stand and the rear wheel far enough to allow the front can topple. wheel to be rolled between Slacken adjusting screws 1. Place the motorcycle on its them. Push the two pins 2 apart un- centre stand or another auxiliary til the front suspension fits There is a risk of damaging stand before lifting the front between them. the ABS sensor ring of the wheel with the BMW Motorrad BMW ABS. front-wheel stand. Push the pin in just far enough to
    • ensure that it clears the sensor Rear-wheel stand Installing rear-wheel 8 ring of the BMW ABS. Use stand 114 Tighten adjusting screws 1. BMW Motorrad offers a rear- wheel stand for holding motor- cycles (including those without centre stands) securely upright for maintenance work. The BMW Maintenance special tool number is 36 3 980 and the rear-wheel stand is avail- able from your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer. Use screws 1 to set the rear- wheel stand to the desired z If the motorcycle is on the height. centre stand and is raised Remove retaining disc 2. To too far, the centre stand will lift do so, press release button 3. clear of the ground and the mo- torcycle could topple to one side. When raising the motorcycle, make sure that the centre stand remains on the ground. Apply uniform pressure to push the front-wheel stand down and raise the motorcycle.
    • 8 115 Maintenance Push the rear wheel stand from Lift the motorcycle upright, Press the lever down to the the left into the rear axle. simultaneously pressing the ground. Install the retaining disc from lever down until the stand sup- the right; to do so, press the ports the motorcycle in the up- Bulbs unlock button. right position. z General instructions Place your left hand on the The failure of a bulb is signalled left grab handle of the motor- in the display by the defective cycle 4, and your right hand lamp symbol. If the brake or rear on the lever of the rear wheel light fails, the symbol is accom- stand 5. panied by the 'General' warning light, which lights up yellow. If the rear light fails the second fil- ament of the brake light shines at reduced brightness to double as a rear light. Even though you have this substitute rear light, the
    • indicators in the display tell you ation from the bulb. This leads 8 that a bulb defect has occurred. to overheating and shortens the A defective bulb places bulb's operating life. 116 your safety at risk because it is easier for other users to Replacing low-beam oversee the motorcycle. headlight bulb Replace defective bulbs as If it is not standing firmly, soon as possible; always carry a the motorcycle could topple Maintenance complete set of spare bulbs if in the course of the operations possible. described below. Turn cover 1 counter-clock- The bulb is pressurised and Always make sure that the wise and remove it. can cause injury if dam- motorcycle is stable and firmly aged. supported. z Wear protective goggles and Make sure the ground is level gloves when changing bulbs. and firm and place the motor- The types of bulb fitted to cycle on its stand. your motorcycle are listed Switch off the ignition. in the section entitled "Technical Turn the handlebars to the data". left to facilitate access. Do not touch the glass of new bulbs with your fingers. Disconnect plug 2. Use a clean, dry cloth to hold the bulbs when handling them. Dirt deposits, in particular oil and grease, interfere with heat radi-
    • Bulb for low-beam head- light 8 117 H7 / 12 V / 55 W Maintenance Release spring clip 3 at left Engage spring retainer 3 on and right and swing it up. left and right. z Install bulb 4; make sure that tab 5 is pointing up. Remove bulb 4. Close plug 2. Replace the defective bulb.
    • Turn the handlebars to the 8 left to facilitate access. 118 Maintenance Turn cover 1 clockwise to in- Release spring clip 3 at left stall. and right and swing it up. Replacing high-beam Turn cover 1 counter-clock- z headlight bulb wise and remove it. 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. Remove bulb 4. Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- Replace the defective bulb. cycle on its stand. Switch off the ignition. Disconnect plug 2.
    • Bulb for high-beam headlight 8 119 H7 / 12 V / 55 W Maintenance Engage spring retainer 3 on Turn cover 1 clockwise to in- left and right. stall. Replacing parking-light bulb z Install bulb 4; make sure that If it is not standing firmly, tab 5 is pointing up. the motorcycle could topple in the course of the operations described below. Always make sure that the motorcycle is stable and firmly supported. Close plug 2. Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand.
    • Switch off the ignition. Make sure the ground is level 8 and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. 120 Switch off the ignition. Remove the seat ( 63) Maintenance Install bulb 3 in bulb socket 2. Turn the bulb socket clock- Pull off the connector 1 be- wise to install it in the headlight neath the headlight. housing. z Remove bulb holder 2 from the Connect plug 1 beneath the headlight housing by turning it headlight. counter-clockwise. Remove screw 1. Remove bulb 3 from the bulb Replacing brake light and holder. rear light bulb Replace the defective bulb. If it is not standing firmly, Bulb for parking light the motorcycle could topple in the course of the operations described below. W5W / 12 V / 5 W Always make sure that the motorcycle is stable and firmly supported.
    • 8 121 Maintenance Pull the bulb housing to the Press bulb 4 into socket 5 and Press bulb 4 into socket 5 and rear until it is clear of holders 2. remove by turning it counter- turn it clockwise to install. clockwise. Replace the defective bulb. z Bulb for tail light/brake light P21W / 12 V / 21 W Turn bulb holder 3 counter- Turn bulb socket 3 clockwise clockwise to remove it from the to install it in the bulb housing. bulb housing.
    • Replacing front turn 8 indicator bulbs 122 If it is not standing firmly, the motorcycle could topple in the course of the operations described below. Always make sure that the Maintenance motorcycle is stable and firmly supported. Seat the bulb housing in hold- Remove screw 1. If it is not standing firmly, ers 2. the motorcycle could topple in the course of the operations z described below. 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. Switch off the ignition. Pull the bulb housing out of the Install screw 1. mirror housing at the threaded- Install the seat ( 64) fastener side.
    • 8 123 Maintenance Remove the bulb holder 2 from Install bulb 3 in bulb socket 2. Install screw 1. the bulb housing by turning it Turn the bulb socket clockwise counter-clockwise. to install it in the bulb housing. Replacing rear turn Remove bulb 3 from the bulb indicator bulbs holder. If it is not standing firmly, z Replace the defective bulb the motorcycle could topple in the course of the operations Bulbs for flashing turn described below. indicators, front Always make sure that the W16W / 12 V / 16 W motorcycle is stable and firmly supported. Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- Seat the bulb housing in the cycle on its stand. mirror shell. Switch off the ignition.
    • 8 124 Maintenance Remove screw 1. Press bulb 2 into fitting 3 and Press bulb 2 into socket 3 and remove by turning it counter- turn it clockwise to install. clockwise. Replace the defective bulb. z Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear R10W / 12 V / 10 W Pull the glass out of the turn-indicator housing at the Seat the glass in the turn indic- threaded-fastener side. ator housing.
    • engine running can cause electric Remove the battery-compart- shock. ment cover ( 127) 8 Do not touch parts of the igni- Run the engine of the donor tion system when the engine is vehicle during jump-starting. 125 running. Begin by connecting one end A short-circuit can res- of the red jump lead to the ult if the crocodile clips positive terminal of the dis- charged battery and the other Maintenance of the jump leads are accident- ally brought into contact with the end to the positive terminal of Install screw 1. motorcycle. the donor battery. Use only jump leads fitted with Then connect one end of the Jump starting fully insulated crocodile clips at black jump lead to the negative both ends. terminal of the donor battery, The wires leading to the power socket do not have and the other end to the neg- z Jump-starting with a donor- ative terminal of the discharged a load-capacity rating adequate battery voltage higher than battery. for jump-starting the engine. Ex- 12 V can damage the vehicle Start the engine of the vehicle cessively high current can lead electronics. with the discharged battery to a cable fire or damage to the Make sure that the battery of the in the usual way; if the en- vehicle electronics. donor vehicle has a voltage rating gine does not start, wait a few Do not use the on-board socket of 12 V. minutes before repeating the to jump-start the engine of the attempt in order to protect the When jump-starting the engine, motorcycle. starter motor and the donor do not disconnect the battery Touching live parts of the from the on-board electrical battery. ignition system with the system.
    • Allow both engines to idle for a Be sure to read and comply without having to disconnect the 8 few minutes before disconnect- with the instructions for char- battery from the motorcycle's ing the jump leads. ging the battery on the follow- on-board systems. You can ob- 126 Disconnect the jump lead from ing pages tain additional information from the negative terminals first, Do not turn the battery upside your authorised BMW Motorrad then disconnect the second down dealer. lead from the positive termin- als. If the battery is not discon- Charging battery when Maintenance Install the battery-compartment nected, the on-board elec- connected cover ( 128) tronics (e.g. clock, etc.) gradually drain the battery. This can cause Charging the connected the battery to run flat. If this hap- battery directly at the bat- Battery tery terminals can damage the pens, warranty claims will not be Maintenance instructions accepted. vehicle electronics. z Correct upkeep, recharging and If the motorcycle is to be out of Always disconnect the battery storage will prolong the life of use for more than four weeks, from the on-board circuits be- the battery and are essential if disconnect the battery or con- fore recharging it with a charger warranty claims are to be con- nect a suitable trickle charger to connected directly to the battery sidered. the battery. posts. Compliance with the points be- If you switch on the igni- BMW Motorrad has de- low is important in order to max- tion and the multifunction veloped a float charger spe- imise battery life: display and telltale lights fail to cially designed for compatibility Keep the surface of the battery with the electronics of your mo- light up, the battery is completely clean and dry torcycle. Using this charger, you flat. Attempting to charge a com- Do not open the battery can keep the battery charged pletely flat battery via the on- Do not top up with water during long periods of disuse,
    • board socket can cause damage to the motorcycle's on-board Once the battery is fully to the motorcycle's electronics. electrical system. charged, disconnect the 8 If a battery has discharged to the The motorcycle's on-board charger's terminal clips from extent that it is completely flat, it the battery terminals. 127 electronics know when the has to be disconnected from the battery is fully charged. The The battery has to be re- on-board circuits and charged on-board socket is switched off charged at regular intervals with the charger connected dir- when this happens. in the course of a lengthy period ectly to the battery posts. of disuse. See the instructions Maintenance Comply with the operating in- Only chargers suitable for structions of the charger. for caring for your battery. Al- this mode of charging can ways fully recharge the battery be used to recharge the battery If you are unable to charge before restoring it to use via the on-board socket. Unsuit- the battery through the on- able chargers could cause dam- board socket, you may be using Removing battery- age to the motorcycle's on-board a charger that is not compatible compartment cover z electrics. with your motorcycle's electron- Make sure the ground is level ics. If this happens, disconnect and firm and place the motor- Use BMW chargers with the the battery from the on-board cycle on its stand. part numbers 71 60 7 688 864 systems and connect the charger (220 V) or, as applicable, directly to the battery. 71 60 7 688 865 (110 V). If you are in doubt, disconnect Charging battery when the battery from the on-board disconnected systems and connect the charger directly to the battery. Charge the battery using a suitable charger. Charge via the power sock- Comply with the operating in- et, with the battery connected structions of the charger.
    • Installing battery- 8 compartment cover 128 Maintenance Remove screws 1, noting Disconnection in the wrong latches 2. sequence increases the risk Lift the battery compartment Install the battery compartment of short-circuits. cover up and forward to re- cover, noting latches 2. Always proceed in the correct z move. sequence. Install screws 1. Disconnect negative lead 1 Removing battery first. Remove the battery-compart- Then disconnect positive ment cover ( 127) lead 2. Remove screws 3 and pull the retainer to the rear. Lift the battery up and out; work it slightly back and forth if it is difficult to remove.
    • Install the battery The connect battery negative Place the battery in the battery lead 1. 8 compartment, positive termin- Install the battery-compartment cover ( 128) 129 al on the right in the forward direction of travel. Switch on the ignition. If the battery was discon- nected from the motorcycle Maintenance for a prolonged period of time it will be necessary to enter the current date in the instrument cluster, in order to ensure that the service-due indicator func- tions correctly. If you want to have the date set z consult a specialist workshop, Slip the battery retainer preferably an authorised BMW over the battery and install Motorrad dealer. screws 3. Fully open the throttle once or Installation in the wrong twice. sequence increases the risk The engine management sys- of short-circuits. tem registers the throttle-valve Always proceed in the correct position. sequence. Set the clock ( 44) Connect battery positive lead 2 first.
    • z 8 Maintenance 130
    • Care Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 9 131 Washing motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Cleaning easily damaged compon- ents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Care Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Protective wax coating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 z Laying up motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Restoring motorcycle to use . . . . . . . 134
    • 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 132 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
    • agents, the surfaces can be dam- Chrome Do not use silicone sprays or aged. Use plenty of water and BMW other care products that contain 9 Do not use cleaning agents that shampoo to clean chrome, par- silicon. contain alcohol, solvents or ab- 133 ticularly if it has been exposed to rasives to clean plastic parts. road salt. Use chrome polish for Paint care Even fly-remover pads or clean- additional treatment. Washing the motorcycle regularly ing pads with hard surfaces can will help counteract the long-term produce scratches. Radiator effects of substances that dam- Care Soften stubborn dirt and Clean the radiator regularly to age the paint, especially if your insects by covering the af- prevent overheating of the en- motorcycle is ridden in areas z fected areas with a wet cloth. gine due to inadequate cooling. with high air pollution or natural For example, use a garden hose sources of dirt, for example tree Windscreen with low water pressure. resin or pollen. Clean off dirt and insects with a Cooling fins can be bent Remove particularly aggressive soft sponge and plenty of water. easily. substances immediately, how- Take care not to bend the fins ever, as otherwise the paint can Fuel and chemical solvents when cleaning the radiator. be affected or become discol- attack the material of the oured. Substances of this nature windscreen; the windscreen be- Rubber include spilt fuel, oil, grease, comes opaque or dull. Treat rubber components with brake fluid and bird droppings. Do not use cleaning agents. We recommend BMW vehicle water or BMW rubber-care products. polish or BMW paint cleaner for this purpose. Using silicone sprays for Marks on the paintwork are par- the care of rubber seals can ticularly easy to see after the cause damage. motorcycle has been washed.
    • Remove stains of this kind im- side stand pivots with a suit- Before starting: work through 9 mediately, using cleaning-grade able lubricant. the checklist. benzene or petroleum spirit on a Coat bright metal and chrome- 134 clean cloth or ball of cotton wool. plated parts with an acid-free BMW Motorrad recommends grease (e.g. Vaseline). BMW tar remover for removing Stand the motorcycle in a dry specks of tar. Remember to wax room in such a way that there the parts treated in this way. is no load on either wheel. Care Before laying the vehicle z Protective wax coating up out of use, have the en- BMW Motorrad recommends gine oil and the oil filter element applying only BMW car wax or changed by a specialist work- products containing carnauba shop, preferably an authorised wax or synthetic wax. BMW Motorrad dealer. Com- It is time to rewax the paint- bine work for laying up/restoring work when water "puddles" on to use with a BMW service or the surface, instead of forming inspection. beads. Restoring motorcycle Laying up motorcycle to use Clean the motorcycle. Remove the protective wax Remove the battery. coating. Spray the brake and clutch Clean the motorcycle. lever pivots and the main and Install a charged battery.
    • Technical data Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Riding specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 10 135 Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Technical data Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 z Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
    • Troubleshooting chart 10 Engine does not start at all or is difficult to start. 136 Possible cause Remedy Kill switch activated. Kill switch in operating position (run). Side stand extended and gear engaged. Retract the side stand ( 70). Gear engaged and clutch not disengaged Select neutral or pull clutch lever ( 70). Technical data Clutch pulled when ignition was OFF Switch on the ignition, then pull the clutch lever. No fuel in tank. Refuelling ( 77) Battery not adequately charged. Charge the battery when connected ( 126) z
    • Threaded fasteners Front wheel Value Valid 10 137 Front brake caliper to wheel car- rier M8 x 32 - 10.9 30 Nm Clamping screw for quick-re- Technical data lease axle in wheel carrier M8 x 30 19 Nm Quick-release axle in threaded bush M24 x 1.5 50 Nm z Rear wheel Value Valid Silencer to rear footrest M8 x 30 22 Nm Silencer to manifold M8 x 60 - 10.9 35 Nm Rear wheel to wheel flange Wheel carrier with cut thread, M10 x tighten in diagonally opposite sequence 1.25 x 40 60 Nm
    • Engine 10 Engine design Transversely mounted, four-cylinder four-stroke 138 in-line engine tilted 55° forward, with four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts with cam followers; liquid cooled, with electronic fuel injec- tion, integrated six-speed cassette gearbox, dry- sump lubrication. Technical data Displacement 1157 cm3 Cylinder bore 79 mm Piston stroke 59 mm Compression ratio 13:1 Nominal output 123 kW, - at engine speed: 10250 min-1 z with OE Reduced power output, 74 kW: 74 kW, - at engine speed: 7000 min-1 with OE Reduced power output, 79 kW: 79 kW, - at engine speed: 8750 min-1 Torque 130 Nm, - at engine speed: 8250 min-1 with OE Reduced power output, 74 kW: 110 Nm, Over: 5250 min-1 with OE Reduced power output, 79 kW: 103 Nm, Over: 4500 min-1 Maximum engine speed max 11000 min-1 Idle speed 1150±50 min-1
    • Fuel Recommended fuel grade 98 ROZ/RON, Premium plus unleaded 10 95 ROZ/RON, Premium unleaded (fuel grade, us- 139 able with power- and consumption-related restric- tions) Usable fuel capacity 19 l Technical data Reserve fuel ≥4 l Engine oil Engine oil, capacity 3.5 l, with filter change 0.5 l, Difference between MIN / MAX marks Lubricant Castrol GPS 10W-40 (SAE 10W40; API SG; z JASO MA) Oil grades Mineral oils of API classification SF through SH. BMW Motorrad recommends not using oil addit- ives, because they can have a detrimental effect on clutch operation. Please do not hesitate to contact your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer if you have any questions relating the choice of a suitable engine oil for your motorcycle.
    • 10 Permissible viscosity classes SAE 10 W-40 ≥-20 °C, Operation at low temperatures 140 SAE 15 W-40 ≥-10 °C Clutch Clutch type Multiplate clutch running in oil bath Technical data Transmission Gearbox type Claw-shift 6-speed cassette gearbox, integrated into engine block Gearbox transmission ratios 1.559 (92:59 teeth), Primary transmission ratio z 2.294 (39:17 teeth), 1st gear 1.789 (34:19 teeth), 2nd gear 1.458 (35:24 teeth), 3rd gear 1.240 (31:25 teeth), 4th gear 1.094 (35:32 teeth), 5th gear 0.971 (33:34 teeth), 6th gear 1.045 (23:22 teeth), Angular drive
    • Rear-wheel drive Type of final drive Shaft drive with bevel gears 10 141 Type of rear suspension BMW EVO Paralever; cast light-alloy single swinging arm with two joints and torque reaction link Gear ratio of final drive 2.82 Technical data Running gear Type of front suspension Double leading link Spring travel, front 125 mm, At wheel Type of rear suspension Central spring strut pivoted to lever system with coil spring and single-tube gas-filled shock ab- z sorber. Spring preload steplessly hydraulically ad- justable, rebound stage damping steplessly ad- justable. with OE Electronic Suspension Adjustment Central spring strut pivoted to lever system with (ESA): coil spring and single-tube gas-filled shock ab- sorber. Spring basic setting three-way adjustable, compression and rebound stages each three-way adjustable Spring travel, rear 135 mm, At wheel
    • Brakes 10 Type of front brake hydraulically operated twin disc brake with 4-pis- 142 ton fixed calipers and floating brake discs Brake-pad material, front Sintered metal Type of rear brake Hydraulically operated disc brake with 2-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: Bridgestone, BT 014 F Radial F, 120/ to press (As at: 24.04.2007) 70 ZR17 M/C (58W) z Rear: Bridgestone, BT 014 R Radial F, 190/ 50 ZR17 M/C (73W) Front: Continental, Conti Sport Attack C, 120/ 70 ZR17 M/C (58W) Rear: Continental, Conti Sport Attack C, 190/ 50 ZR17 M/C (73W) Front, Metzeler, Sportec M-1 B, 120/70 ZR17 M/ C (58W) Rear, Metzeler, Sportec M-1 B, 190/50 ZR17 M/C (73W)
    • Front, Michelin, Pilot Power B, 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W) 10 Rear, Michelin, Pilot Power P, 190/50 ZR17 M/C 143 (73W) Front, Michelin, Pilot Road TL, 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W) Rear, Michelin, Pilot Road R TL, 190/50 ZR17 M/ Technical data C (73W) Front, Pirelli, Diabolo E TL, 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W) Rear, Pirelli, Diabolo E TL, 190/50 ZR17 M/C (73W) Front wheel z Front wheel, type Cast aluminium, MT H2 Front wheel rim size 3.50" x 17" Tyre designation, front 120/70 ZR 17 Rear wheel Rear wheel type Cast aluminium, MT H2 Rear wheel rim size 6.00" x 17" Tyre designation, rear 190/50 ZR17
    • 10 Tyre pressure Tyre pressure, front 2.5 bar, one-up, tyre cold 144 2.5 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, tyre cold Tyre pressure, rear 2.9 bar, one-up, tyre cold 2.9 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, tyre cold Electrics Technical data Electrical rating of on-board socket max 5 A Fuses All circuits are electronically protected, so plug- in fuses are no longer necessary. If an electronic fuse trips and de-energises a circuit, the circuit is active as soon as the ignition is switched on after z the fault has been rectified. Battery Battery, manufacturer and designation Yuasa YTX 14 BS Battery type AGM (Absorptive Glass Mat) battery Battery rated voltage 12 V Battery rated capacity 14 Ah Technical data Spark plugs, manufacturer and designation NGK KR9CI Electrode gap of spark plug 0.8 mm, When new
    • Lighting Bulb for high-beam headlight H7 / 12 V / 55 W 10 145 Bulb for low-beam headlight H7 / 12 V / 55 W Bulb for parking light W5W / 12 V / 5 W Bulb for tail light/brake light P21W / 12 V / 21 W Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front W16W / 12 V / 16 W Technical data Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear R10W / 12 V / 10 W Frame Frame type Light alloy weldment with bolt-on tubular steel rear frame z Type plate location Frame cross-tube, rear VIN location Frame side section, front right
    • Dimensions 10 Length of motorcycle 2182 mm 146 Height of motorcycle 1211 mm, At DIN unladen weight Width of motorcycle 905 mm, Across mirrors Front-seat height 820 mm, Without rider with OE Front seat, low: 790 mm, Without rider Technical data Weights Unladen weight 248 kg, DIN unladen weight, ready for road, 90 % load of fuel, without optional extras Permissible gross weight 450 kg z Maximum payload 202 kg
    • Riding specifications Top speed >200 km/h 10 147 Technical data z
    • z Technical data 148 10
    • Service BMW Motorrad service . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 11 149 BMW Motorrad service quality . . . . . 150 BMW Motorrad Service Card: on- the-spot breakdown assistance . . . . 150 Service BMW Motorrad service network . . . 151 Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 z Confirmation of maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Confirmation of service . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
    • BMW Motorrad service the necessary technical know- Certain signs of wear, moreover, 11 Advanced technology requires how. BMW Motorrad recom- may otherwise not be noticed mends that you contact your au- until it is too late to put them 150 specially adapted methods of thorised BMW Motorrad dealer right at moderate cost. Your au- maintenance and repair. if you have questions regarding thorised BMW Motorrad dealer's If maintenance and re- your motorcycle. mechanics know every detail of pair work is performed in- your motorcycle and can take re- expertly, it could result in con- BMW Motorrad service medial action if necessary before Service sequential damage and thus con- quality minor faults develop into serious stitute a safety risk. problems. By having the neces- BMW Motorrad recommends you Along with its reputation for en- sary repairs done properly and z to have all the associated work gineering quality and high reliab- in good time, you save time and on your motorcycle carried out ility, BMW Motorrad is a byword money in the long run. by a specialist workshop, prefer- for excellent quality of service. ably an authorised BMW Motor- To ensure that your BMW is al- BMW Motorrad Service rad dealer. ways in optimum condition, BMW Motorrad recommends that you Card: on-the-spot Your authorised BMW Motorrad have the maintenance work re- breakdown assistance dealer can provide information on quired for your motorcycle car- In the event of a breakdown, the BMW services and the work un- ried out regularly, preferably by BMW Motorrad Service Card is- dertaken as part of each service. your authorised BMW Motor- sued with each new BMW mo- Have all maintenance and repair rad dealer. For generous treat- torcycle enables you to access work carried out confirmed in the ment of claims submitted after an extensive range of services "Service" chapter in this manual. the warranty period has expired, such as breakdown assistance, Authorised BMW Motorrad deal- evidence of regular maintenance motorcycle transportation etc. ers are supplied with the latest is essential. (details can differ from country to technical information and have country). In the event of a break-
    • 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 in 151 You will find important country- Maintenance work their motorcycles for service be- specific contact addresses and BMW Pre-delivery Check fore the next scheduled date. It the after-sales service organisa- is to allow for these cases that tion phone numbers in the "Ser- Your authorised BMW Motorrad a maximum odometer reading is Service vice Kontakt / Service Contact" dealer conducts the BMW pre- entered as well in the confirma- brochures, along with informa- delivery check before handing tion of service. Servicing has to tion on Mobile Service and the over the motorcycle to you. be brought forward if this odo- dealership network. meter reading is reached before z BMW Running-in Check the next scheduled date for the BMW Motorrad service The BMW running-in check has annual service. to be performed when the mo- network torcycle has covered between The service-due indicator in the multifunction display reminds you BMW Motorrad has an extens- 500 km and 1,200 km about one month or 1000 km ive after-sales service network in BMW Service in advance when the time for a place to look after you and your service is approaching, on the motorcycle in more than 100 The BMW Service is carried out basis of the programmed values. countries. In Germany alone, you once a year; the extent of servi- have the best possible access cing can vary, depending on the to approximately 200 authorised age of the motorcycle and the BMW Motorrad dealers. distance it has covered. Your au- All information concerning the in- thorised BMW Motorrad dealer ternational dealership network confirms that the service work can be found in the brochure has been carried out and enters
    • Confirmation of maintenance work 11 BMW Pre-delivery BMW Running-in 152 Check Check Completed Completed on on Service Odometer reading Next service z at the latest on or, if logged beforehand, Odometer reading Stamp, signature Stamp, signature
    • BMW Service Completed BMW Service Completed BMW Service Completed 11 153 on on on Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Next service Next service Next service Service at the latest at the latest at the latest on on on or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, z Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Stamp, signature Stamp, signature Stamp, signature
    • 11 BMW Service Completed BMW Service Completed BMW Service Completed 154 on on on Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Next service Next service Next service Service at the latest at the latest at the latest on on on z or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Stamp, signature Stamp, signature Stamp, signature
    • BMW Service Completed BMW Service Completed BMW Service Completed 11 155 on on on Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Next service Next service Next service Service at the latest at the latest at the latest on on on or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, z Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Stamp, signature Stamp, signature Stamp, signature
    • 11 BMW Service Completed BMW Service Completed BMW Service Completed 156 on on on Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Next service Next service Next service Service at the latest at the latest at the latest on on on z or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Stamp, signature Stamp, signature Stamp, signature
    • Confirmation of service The table is intended as a record of maintenance, warranty and repair work, the installation of optional 11 accessories and, if appropriate, special campaign (recall) work. 157 Item Odometer Date reading Service z
    • Item Odometer Date 11 reading 158 Service z
    • A Brake fluid Replacing rear turn indicator Abbreviations and symbols, 6 Checking level, front, 13, 101 bulbs, 123 12 ABS Checking level, rear, 13, 102 Technical data, 145 Self-diagnosis, 71 159 Brake pads Warning for bulb failure, 26 Warning, 29 Checking front, 100 Anti-theft alarm, 17 Checking rear, 101 C Warning, 38 Running in, 73 Case ASC Adapting, 93 Index Brakes Self-diagnosis, 72 Adjusting handbrake lever, 57 Adjusting, 91 Switching off, 55 Checking operation, 99 Closing, 91 z Switching on, 56 Technical data, 142 Installing, 92 Warning, 31, 33 Breakdown assistance kit, 93 Opening, 90 Bulbs Removing, 92 B Checklist, 70 General instructions, 115 Battery Replacing brake-light Clock Battery compartment, 13, 127 Adjusting, 44 bulbs, 120 Charging battery when Clutch Replacing front turn indicator connected, 126 Adjusting clutch lever, 56 bulbs, 122 Charging battery when Checking level, 11, 103 Replacing high-beam headlight disconnected, 127 Checking operation, 103 bulb, 118 Installation, 129 Technical data, 140 Replacing low-beam headlight Removal, 128 Confirmation of maintenance bulb, 116 Technical data, 144 work, 152 Replacing parking-light Warning for battery charge bulb, 119 current, 25 Replacing rear light bulbs, 120
    • Coolant Equipment, 7 Hazard warning flashers, 15, 16 12 Temperature gauge, 20 ESA, 15, 59 Switching off, 54 Warning, 24 EWS, 43 Switching on, 53 160 Currency, 7 Warning, 24 Headlight Adjustment for driving on left/ D F driving on right, 62 Damping Frame Beam throw, 63 Adjusting, 11, 59 Technical data, 145 Index High-beam headlight, 18 Front-wheel stand, 113 E Low-beam headlight, 18 Fuel z Electrics Quantity reading, 20 Side light, 18 Technical data, 144 Helmet holder, 14, 65 Refuelling, 13, 77 Emergency off switch (kill Horn, 15 Technical data, 139 switch), 16, 54 Warning for fuel down to Engine I reserve, 24 Technical data, 138 Ignition Fuses, 144 Switching off, 42 Warning for engine electronics, 24 G Switching on, 42 Engine oil Gear indicator, 20 Immobiliser, 43 Checking level, 13, 97 Grip heating, 16, 55 Warning, 24 Draining, 99 Instrument cluster Technical data, 139 H Overview, 17 Topping up, 14, 98 Handlebar fittings Sensor for instrument-cluster General view, left side, 15 lighting, 17 Warning for engine oil level, 29 General view, right side, 16 Warning for engine oil J pressure, 25 Jump starting, 125
    • K Multifunction display, 17 Reserve Keys, 42 Overview, 20 Warning, 24 12 Residual range, 47 L O 161 Restoring to use, 134 Laying up, 134 Odometer and tripmeters Rev. counter, 17 Lights Resetting, 46 Rims Headlight flasher, 15, 52 Selecting readings, 45 Test, 105 High-beam headlight, 15, 52 On-board computer Running gear Index Low-beam headlight, 52 Ambient temperature, 48 Technical data, 141 Parking light, 52 Average consumption, 49 Running in, 73 z Side light, 52 Average speed, 48 Luggage Oil level, 50 S Correct loading, 89 Range, 50 Seat Luggage loops, 66 Installation, 64 Selecting readings, 47 Lock, 11 M P Removal, 63 Maintenance Power socket, 11 Service, 150 General instructions, 96 Pre-ride check, 71 Status indicators on the Mirrors display, 20 Adjusting, 58 R Service Card, 150 Motorcycle Rear-wheel drive Side stand General view, left side, 11 Technical data, 141 For starting, 70 General view, right side, 13 Rear-wheel stand, 114 Spark plugs, 144 Laying up, 134 Refuelling, 77 Speedometer, 17 Restoring to use, 134
    • Spring preload Toolkit, 14 V 12 Adjusting, 11, 58 Service kit, 96 Vehicle identification number, 13 Starter, 16 Standard kit, 96 162 W Steering lock Torques, 135 Warning lights, 17 Locking, 43 Transmission Warnings For starting, 70 Mode of presentation, 22 T Technical data, 140 Technical data Warnings, overview, 23, 28, 30, Troubleshooting chart, 136 Index Battery, 144 32, 35, 39 Turn indicators Wheels Brakes, 142 z Left, 15, 53 Installing front wheel, 107 Bulbs, 145 Right, 16, 53 Clutch, 140 Installing rear wheel, 111 Switching off, 16, 53 Electrics, 144 Remove the front wheel, 106 Tyre pressure monitoring RDC Removing rear wheel, 109 Engine, 138 Label on wheel rim, 105 Engine oil, 139 Technical data, 142 Operation, 51 Frame, 145 Status indicators, 51 Fuel, 139 Warning, 33 Rear-wheel drive, 141 Tyres Running gear, 141 Checking inflation pressure, 62 Spark plugs, 144 Measuring tread depth, 104 Standards, 7 Recommended tyres, 105 Transmission, 140 Running in, 73 Wheels and tyres, 142 Technical data, 142 Telltale lights, 17