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Rider S Manual K 1200 S 2008

  1. 1. Rider's Manual K 1200 S BMW Motorrad The Ultimate Riding Machine
  2. 2. Motorcycle data/dealership details Motorcycle data Dealership details Model Person to contact in Service department Vehicle identification number Ms/Mr Colour code Phone number Date of first registration Registration number Dealership address/phone number (com- pany stamp)
  3. 3. Details described or illustrated in this booklet may differ from the motorcycle's actual specifica- tion as purchased, the accessor- ies fitted or the national-market specification. No claims will be entertained as a result of such discrepancies. Dimensions, weights, fuel con- sumption and performance data are quoted to the customary tol- erances. The right to modify designs, equipment and accessories is reserved. Errors and omissions excepted. © 2007 BMW Motorrad Not to be reproduced either wholly or in part without written permission from BMW Motorrad, After Sales. Printed in Germany.
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Welcome to BMW BMW Motorrad dealer will gladly provide advice and assistance. We congratulate you on your choice of a motorcycle from We hope that you will enjoy rid- BMW and welcome you to the ing your BMW and that all your community of BMW riders. journeys will be pleasant and Familiarise yourself with your new safe. motorcycle so that you can ride it safely and confidently in all traffic BMW Motorrad. situations. Please read this Rider's Manual carefully before starting to use your new BMW motorcycle. It contains important information on how to operate the controls and how to make the best possible use of all your BMW's technical features. In addition, it contains information on maintenance and care to help you maintain your motorcycle's reliability and safety, as well as its value. If you have questions concerning your motorcycle, your authorised
  6. 6. Table of Contents You can also consult the index at 3 Status indicators . . . . . . . 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. General instructions Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1 5 Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 General instructions Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 z
  10. 10. Overview Specific instructions on OE Optional extra 1 Chapter 2 of this Rider's Manu- how to operate, control, ad- The motorcycles are as- just or look after items of equip- sembled complete with 6 al will provide you with an initial ment on the motorcycle. all the BMW optional ex- overview of your motorcycle. All Indicates the end of an tras originally ordered. maintenance and repair work on the motorcycle is documented in item of information. OA Optional accessory Chapter 11. This record of the You can obtain option- Instruction. General instructions maintenance work you have had al accessories through performed on your motorcycle is your authorised BMW Result of an activity. a precondition for generous treat- Motorrad dealer; optional ment of goodwill claims. Reference to a page with accessories have to be When the time comes to sell more detailed informa- retrofitted to the motor- your BMW, please remember tion. cycle. to hand over this Rider's Manu- al; it is an important part of the Indicates the end of a 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.
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. z 8 1 General instructions
  13. 13. General views General view, left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2 9 General view, right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Handlebar fitting, left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 General views Handlebar fitting, right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 z
  14. 14. z 10 2 General views
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. z 12 2 General views
  17. 17. 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)
  18. 18. Underneath the seat 2 1 Helmet holder ( 65) 14 2 Toolkit ( 96) 3 Engine-oil filler neck ( 98) General views z
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. Headlight 2 1 High-beam headlight 18 2 Low-beam headlight 3 Side light General views z
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. 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,
  26. 26. 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.
  27. 27. 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.
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. 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.
  30. 30. 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.
  31. 31. 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.
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. 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.
  34. 34. Warnings, overview 3 Meaning 30 Flashes ABS self-diagnosis not completed ( 31) Lights up ABS fault ( 31) Status indicators z
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. 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
  37. 37. 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
  38. 38. 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
  39. 39. 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)
  40. 40. 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.
  41. 41. 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.
  42. 42. 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.
  43. 43. 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
  44. 44. 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.
  45. 45. 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
  46. 46. 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
  47. 47. 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.
  48. 48. 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
  49. 49. 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:
  50. 50. 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.
  51. 51. 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
  52. 52. 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.
  53. 53. 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.
  54. 54. 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
  55. 55. 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.
  56. 56. 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.
  57. 57. 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.
  58. 58. 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.
  59. 59. 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.
  60. 60. 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

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