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Rider's Manual
F 650 GS
BMW Motorrad
The Ultimate
Riding Machine



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    Rider's Manual F 650 GS BMW Motorrad The Ultimate Riding Machine...

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    Motorcycle data/dealership details Motorcycle data Dealership details Model Person to contact in Service department Vehicle identification number Ms/Mr Phone number Colour code Date of first registration Dealership address/phone number (com- Registration number pany stamp)

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    The right to modify designs, equipment and accessories is reserved. Errors and omissions excepted. © 2010 BMW Motorrad Not to be reproduced either wholly or in part without written permission from BMW Motorrad, After Sales. Printed in Germany.

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    2.4 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, at tyre temperat- ure: 20 °C Tyre pressure, rear 2.4 bar, one-up, at tyre temperature: 20 °C 2.8 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, at tyre temperat- ure: 20 °C BMW recommends Order No.: 01 41 8 520 491 06.2010, 3rd edition...

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    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.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Grip heating ....45 or item of information. BMW Motorrad ABS ..46 Fuel capacity ....23 Clutch .

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    11 Service ....137 Cleaning easily damaged BMW Motorrad service ..138 7 Accessories ... . . 75 components .

  • Page 9: General Instructions

    General instructions General instructions Overview ......6 Abbreviations and symbols ..6 Equipment .

  • Page 10: Overview

    BMW optional ex- overview of your motorcycle. All tras originally ordered. Indicates the end of an maintenance and repair work on item of information.

  • Page 11: Equipment

    This Rider's Manual are quoted to the Rider's Manual describes option- standards and comply with the al extras (OE) offered by BMW tolerance requirements of the and selected optional accessor- Deutsches Institut für Normung ies (OA). This explains why the e.V.

  • Page 13: General Views

    General views General views General view, left side ....11 General view, right side ... . . 13 Underneath the seat .

  • Page 15: General View, Left Side

    General view, left side Power socket ( Seat lock ( Engine-oil filler neck and oil dipstick (...

  • Page 17: General View, Right Side

    General view, right side Fuel filler neck ( Brake-fluid reservoir, rear VIN, type plate (on steering-head bearing) Brake-fluid reservoir, front Coolant level indicator (be- hind side panel) ( Adjuster, spring preload Adjuster for damping char- acteristic (...

  • Page 18: Underneath The Seat

    Underneath the seat Stowage with first-aid kit Location of the first-aid kit Standard toolkit ( Payload table Table of tyre pressures Helmet holder ( Rider's Manual Tool for adjusting spring preload (...

  • Page 19: Underneath The Trim Panel

    Underneath the trim panel Battery ( 114) Air-filter housing ( 112)

  • Page 20: Handlebar Fitting, Left

    Handlebar fitting, left Selecting reading in exten- ded area ( with BMW Motorrad Operating the ABS Horn Flashing turn indicators, left ( Hazard warning flashers High-beam headlight and headlight flasher (...

  • Page 21: Handlebar Fitting, Right

    Handlebar fitting, right Emergency off switch (kill switch) ( Starter button ( with heated handlebar grips Grip heating control Flashing turn indicators, right ( Hazard warning flashers Cancel button, flashing turn indicators ( Pushbutton, cancel hazard warning flashers (...

  • Page 22: Instrument Panel

    Instrument panel Warning and telltale lights Speedometer Setting clock ( 39). with on-board com- puter Operation of the stopwatch Multifunction display Select the readings 40). Resetting tripmeter 41).

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    Ambient-light brightness sensor (for adapting the brightness of the instru- ment lighting) with anti-theft alarm Anti-theft alarm telltale light (see the instructions for use for the anti-theft alarm) with on-board com- puter Redline warning ( Rev. counter The instrument-cluster lighting has automatic day and night switchover.

  • Page 25: Status Indicators

    Status indicators Status indicators Multifunction display ....22 Meaning of symbols ....23 Fuel capacity .

  • Page 26: Multifunction Display

    Multifunction display Trip meter ( Warning for engine elec- tronics ( with on-board com- puter Stopwatch ( Time ( with tyre pressure monit- oring (RDC) Tyre pressures ( Warning for coolant tem- perature ( Service due ( Values area ( with on-board com- puter Symbols explaining the...

  • Page 27: Meaning Of Symbols

    Meaning of symbols 11 – with on-board computer the others and the quantity of (optional extra) fuel it represents is significantly with on-board computer larger. Gear indicator; "N" indic- ates neutral Once you have refuelled, the distance travelled after gauge briefly shows the original with on-board com- fuel down to reserve in km level, before the reading is up-...

  • Page 28: Warning And Telltale Lights

    Warning and telltale lights Oil-pressure warning light with BMW Motorrad ABS warning light ( Warning light for fuel down to reserve ( General warning light, in combination with warnings in the display ( High-beam headlight tell- tale light Telltale light for right turn...

  • Page 29: Service-due Indicator

    1 is shown briefly consult a specialist workshop, serviced at a date in advance after the Pre-Ride Check com- preferably an authorised BMW of the forecast due date. If the pletes. The month is shown as a Motorrad dealer.

  • Page 30: Ambient Temperature

    'General' warning light temperature reading. If the effect flashes red. of the engine's heat becomes ex- The detailed description of BMW The tyre-pressure readings are cessive, temporarily appears Motorrad RDC starts on page based on a reference tyre tem- on the display.

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    Warnings that do not have warn- A reading in values area 2 ing lights of their own are indic- that constitutes a warning ated by 'General' warning light 1 is accompanied by warning showing in combination with a triangle 3. These warnings can text warning or a warning symbol alternate with the odometer in the multifunction display.

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    Warnings, overview Warning light Status indicators Meaning Lights up yellow + " " appears Electronic immobiliser active ( on the display Lights up Fuel down to reserve ( Lights up red Flashes Coolant temperature too high ( Lights up yellow Appears on the dis- Engine in emergency-operation mode play...

  • Page 33: Status Indicators

    Warning light Status indicators Meaning Flashes ABS self-diagnosis not completed Lights up ABS deactivated ( Lights up ABS fault ( Lights up yellow + " " flashes Tyre pressure close to limit of permitted tolerance ( Flashes red + " "...

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    Have the defective key re- engine, but leave the ignition placed, preferably by an au- Coolant temperature too switched on so that the radiat- thorised BMW Motorrad dealer. high or fan continues to operate. General warning light shows Fuel down to reserve If the coolant temperature is red.

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    Possible cause: preferably an authorised BMW mode. Motorrad dealer. The engine-oil level is too low. You can continue to ride, but Checking engine oil level Engine in emergency- bear in mind that the usual en- 87).

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    Ride carefully and think well Replacing brake light and rear Seek the advice of a specialist ahead. light bulb ( 108). workshop, preferably an author- Replacing turn indicator bulbs, ised BMW Motorrad dealer. front and rear ( 108).

  • Page 37: Abs Fault

    ABS self-diagnosis not Possible cause: an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer. completed The rider has switched off the ABS system. with BMW Motorrad ABS Tyre pressure close with BMW Motorrad ABS to limit of permitted ABS warning light flashes. Activating ABS function tolerance 47).

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    Have the tyre checked for (RDC) pears on the display. damage by a specialist workshop, preferably an Possible cause: General warning light authorised BMW Motorrad flashes red. The motorcycle has not yet ac- dealer. celerated past the threshold of + " " (critical pressure) If you are unsure whether the approximately 30 km/h.

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    BMW Motorrad Sensor defective or Possible cause: dealer. system error A system error has occurred. Have the fault rectified by a with tyre pressure monitoring Possible cause: specialist workshop, preferably (RDC) Wireless communication with the an authorised BMW Motorrad RDC sensors has been disrupted.

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    Seek the advice of a specialist workshop, preferably an author- ised BMW Motorrad dealer.

  • Page 41: Operation

    Grip heating......45 BMW Motorrad ABS ....46 Clutch .

  • Page 42: Ignition Switch And Steering Lock

    Electrically powered accessor- with topcase ies remain operational for a lim- If you wish you can arrange to with BMW Motorrad ABS ited period of time. have the cases and the top- The battery can be recharged ABS self-diagnosis is case fitted with locks that can via the on-board socket.

  • Page 43: Electronic Immobiliser Ews

    You can obtain replacement/extra unit has recognised the key as keys only through an authorised "authorised" for your motorcycle. BMW Motorrad dealer. The keys are part of an integrated security A spare key attached to system, so the dealer is under an...

  • Page 44: Reading

    Reading with tyre pressure monitoring (RDC) Select the readings Tyre pressures Switch on the ignition. Warnings, if applicable with on-board computer Press and hold down button 1 until the hours number 3 flashes. Repeatedly press the button until the hours number is cor- Press button 2 to select the rect.

  • Page 45: Stopwatch

    Resetting average values Stopwatch Average consumption in l/ 100 km with on-board computer Current consumption in l/ Switch on the ignition. 100 km Select average consumption or average speed. distance travelled after fuel down to reserve in km Resetting tripmeter Switch on the ignition.

  • Page 46: Operating Stopwatch

    use button 2 to operate the on- Changing button board computer. functions The stopwatch continues to time in the background if you switch back temporarily to the odometer reading. Similarly, the stopwatch continues timing if you temporar- ily switch off the ignition. Operating stopwatch When the stopwatch is stopped, press button 2 to...

  • Page 47: Lights

    : Stopwatch operated by Low-beam headlight Press bottom section of means of the INFO button on switch 1 to operate the The low-beam headlight switches the handlebar fitting. headlight flasher. on automatically when you start : Stopwatch operated by the engine. Parking light means of button 2 in the in- When the engine is not...

  • Page 48: Turn Indicators

    Turn indicators Hazard warning flashers Operating flashing turn indicators Operating hazard warning flashers Switch on the ignition. Switch on the ignition. The turn indicators are can- celled automatically after The hazard warning flash- you have ridden for approxim- ers place a strain on the ately 10 seconds, or covered a battery.

  • Page 49: Emergency Off Switch

    Emergency off switch (kill switch) Press buttons 1 and 2 at the Normal operating position same time to switch on the (run) hazard warning flashers. Engine switched off. Emergency off switch (kill Ignition can be switched off. switch) Grip heating with heated handlebar grips Operating the kill switch when riding can cause...

  • Page 50: Bmw Motorrad Abs

    ABS warning light remains tivated only when the engine is BMW Motorrad ABS running. The ABS function is deactiv- with BMW Motorrad ABS The increase in power con- ated. sumption caused by the Deactivating ABS function grip heating can drain the bat-...

  • Page 51: Clutch

    Activating ABS function If you switch the ignition off between the clutch lever and then on again and the ABS the handlebar grip. light comes back on, there is a Turn adjusting screw 1 fault in the ABS. counter-clockwise to reduce the span between the clutch Clutch lever and the handlebar grip.

  • Page 52: Mirrors

    Mirrors handbrake lever unless the mo- Adjusting mirror arm torcycle is at a standstill. Adjust the mirrors Push protective cap 1 up over the threaded fastener on the Turn adjusting screw 1 Turn the mirror to the correct mirror arm. clockwise to increase the span position.

  • Page 53: Spring Preload

    Push the protective cap over Adjust the damping characteristic the threaded fastener. to suit spring preload. If you want to increase spring Spring preload preload, use the tool from the Setting on-board toolkit to turn knob 2 clockwise. It is essential to set spring pre- If you want to reduce spring load of the rear suspension to preload, use the tool from the...

  • Page 54: Damping

    in the direction indicated by the Installing seat ( 53). H arrow. Damping If you want a softer damping characteristic, use a screw- Setting driver to turn adjusting screw 1 Damping must be adapted to suit in the direction indicated by the the surface on which the motor- S arrow.

  • Page 55: Headlight

    Adjusting headlight for cycle on its stand. shop, preferably an au- driving on left/driving on Check tyre pressures against thorised BMW Motorrad dealer, the data below. right if you are unsure whether the headlight beam-throw setting is If the motorcycle is ridden in a...

  • Page 56: Seat

    Adjusting headlight beam Beam-throw basic setting throw Turn the key to the left in seat lock 1 and hold it in this pos- Slacken screws 1 on left and ition while pressing down the right. Slacken screws 1 on left and front part of the seat.

  • Page 57: Securing Helmet To Motorcycle

    met being damaged by the hot Remove the seat and place end silencer. it, rubber buffers down, on a clean surface. If possible, attach the helmet on the right-hand side of the Installing seat motorcycle. The helmet catch can scratch the panelling. Make sure the lock is out of the way when you hook the helmet Use a plastic-sheathed steel...

  • Page 59: Riding

    Riding Riding Safety instructions ....56 Checklist ......58 Starting .

  • Page 60: Safety Instructions

    Your authorised BMW involve risk. When riding over Ensure that the case volumes Motorrad dealer will be glad to kerbs and similar obstacles, bear on the left and right are equal.

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    stated on the label inside the with rear softbag Settings of the spring-strut and case. shock-absorber system Note the maximum permissible Imbalanced load payload of the rear softbag and with topcase the speed limit for riding with a Loose clothing Note the maximum permissible rear softbag on the motorcycle.

  • Page 62: Checklist

    Checklist Catalytic converter Risk of overheating If misfiring causes unburned fuel Cooling would be Use the following checklist to to enter the catalytic converter, inadequate if the engine check important functions, set- there is a danger of overheating were allowed to idle for a lengthy tings and wear limits before you and damage.

  • Page 63: Starting

    Starting Starting engine with BMW Motorrad ABS ABS self-diagnosis is Side stand performed. ( You cannot start the motorcycle with the side stand extended and a gear engaged. The engine will switch itself off if you start it with the gearbox in neutral and then engage a gear before retracting the side stand.

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    Phase 2 an authorised BMW Motorrad donor battery to start. dealer. The 'General' warning light changes from yellow to red. The engine starts. ABS self-diagnosis If the engine refuses to start, Phase 3...

  • Page 65: Running In

    Brake pads angles of heel. an authorised BMW Motorrad Avoid extreme angles of heel. New brake pads have to bed dealer. down before they can achieve...

  • Page 66: Off-roading

    Redline warning Activating redline warning them down until the reading changes. Off-roading After off-roading BMW Motorrad recommends checking the following after riding the motorcycle off-road: Tyre pressure The redline warning indicates Press button 1 and button 2 Tyre pressures reduced for...

  • Page 67: Brakes

    Brakes Apply the brakes in good time Rims until the brakes have been BMW Motorrad recommends How can stopping cleaned. checking the rims for damage distance be minimised? after off-roading. The brake pads will wear Each time the brakes are applied,...

  • Page 68: Parking Your Motorcycle

    Side stand situations: with BMW Motorrad ABS Switch off the engine. Riding in the rain or through BMW Motorrad ABS prevents puddles of water. If the ground is soft or un- the front wheel from locking up.

  • Page 69: Refuelling

    motorcycle would topple in Do not lean or sit on the Fuel attacks plastics, which consequence. motorcycle with the side stand become dull or unsightly. extended. Do not lean or sit on the mo- Wipe off plastic parts immediately torcycle with the centre stand if they come into contact with If the camber of the roadway extended.

  • Page 70: Secure The Motorcycle For Transport

    tank past the bottom edge of Reserve fuel the filler neck. When refuelling after run- ning on reserve, make sure approx. 4 l that you top up the tank to a Press the fuel tank cap down level above reserve, as other- firmly to close.

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    At the rear, secure the straps The motorcycle can topple Risk of damaging compon- to the rear frame on both sides and fall on its side. ents. and tighten the straps. Make sure that the motorcycle Take care not to trap Tighten all the straps uniformly;...

  • Page 73: Engineering Details

    Engineering details Brake system with BMW Motorrad ABS ....... . 70...

  • Page 74: Brake System With Bmw

    Severe braking can cause ing force exceeds the maxim- face. At this instant the BMW the rear wheel to lift off the um transferrable limit, the wheels Motorrad ABS must assume an ground.

  • Page 75: Motorrad Abs

    The system is not op- of maintenance. Rear wheel rotating with the timised for special requirements In order to ensure that the BMW motorcycle held stationary by that apply under extreme com- Motorrad ABS is always main- applying the front brake (burn-...

  • Page 76: Tyre Pressure Monitoring Rdc

    15 minutes The tyre-pressure readings BMW Motorrad ABS is unable to after the motorcycle comes to a shown by the multifunction counteract their effects. stop. display are temperature- compensated; the reference tyre...

  • Page 77

    Tyre pressure within permitted tyre pressure by the 0.2 bar dif- tolerance. ference between the value in the table and the RDC reading; when Tyre pressure close to limit of the air-line gauge shows 2.6 bar, permitted tolerance. the tyre is inflated to the correct Tyre pressure outside permit- pressure.

  • Page 79: Accessories

    Accessories Accessories General instructions ....76 Power sockets ..... . 76 Luggage .

  • Page 80: General Instructions

    BMW Power sockets are shut down proved by BMW for this purpose. motorcycles without constituting automatically under the following Genuine BMW parts and ac- a safety hazard. Country-specific...

  • Page 81: Luggage

    Luggage in order to prevent overloading of the on-board electrics. Lashing luggage Cable routing The cables from the power sock- ets to the auxiliary devices must be routed in such a way that they: Do not impede the rider Do not restrict the steering Position luggage strap 2 as angle or obstruct handling shown here with a stuffbag as...

  • Page 82

    Opening cases Push yellow button 4 down Closing the carry handle and at the same time open the while the case lock is in Turn key 1 in the case lock to lid of the case. line with the forward direction of right angles with the forward travel can result in damage to the direction of travel.

  • Page 83

    Adjusting case volume Remove the cases Open the case and remove all its contents. Pull red release lever 4 up. Latching flap 5 pops up. Turn key 1 in the case lock to Fully open the latching flap. right angles with the forward Take a firm grip of the handle direction of travel.

  • Page 84: Topcase

    Installing cases Push red release lever 4 down. Latching flap 5 engages. Close the carry handle. Turn the key parallel with the direction of travel and remove. Topcase with topcase Opening topcase Position the case in case car- rier 6, then pivot it until it is Fully open latching flap 5, if ne- seated at mount 7.

  • Page 85

    Closing the carry handle while the topcase lock is horizontal can result in damage to the locking tongue. Make sure that the topcase lock is vertical when you close the carry handle. Close carry handle 3. The handle engages with an Push yellow button 4 forward Engage pivot lever 1 at the audible click.

  • Page 86

    Removing topcase Installing topcase Pull red lever 4 back as far as it will go. Turn key 1 in the topcase lock Fully open latching flap 5, if Latching flap 5 pops up. to the vertical position. necessary pulling red release Fully open latching flap 5.

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    Engage the topcase in front Push latching flap 5 fully holders 6 of the topcase carrier closed and hold it in this plate. position. Press the topcase onto the Push red release lever 4 for- topcase carrier plate at the ward.

  • Page 89: Maintenance

    Maintenance Maintenance General instructions ....86 Toolkit ......86 Engine oil .

  • Page 90: General Instructions

    Some of the work calls for spe- 108). cial tools and a thorough know- Replacing number-plate ledge of motorcycle technology. light bulbs ( 109). If you are in doubt consult a spe- cialist workshop, preferably your Removing battery authorised BMW Motorrad deal- 116).

  • Page 91: Engine Oil

    BMW Motorrad has assembled In order to ensure that the en- a tools service set that is ideal gine oil level is read correctly,...

  • Page 92: Brake System

    Remove the oil dipstick and by a specialist workshop, high. check the oil level. preferably an authorised BMW Always make sure that the oil Motorrad dealer. level is correct. Install the oil dipstick.

  • Page 93

    Have the brakes checked by a Visually inspect the left and specialist workshop, preferably Brake-pad wear limit, right brake pads to ascertain an authorised BMW Motorrad front their thickness. Viewing direc- dealer. tion: Between wheel and front min 1.0 mm (Friction pad...

  • Page 94

    Have the brake pads replaced by a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Visually inspect the brake pads Brake-pad wear limit, Motorrad dealer. to ascertain their thickness. rear...

  • Page 95

    Move the handlebars to the past the minimum permissible straight-ahead position. thickness. Have the brake pads replaced by a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Brake fluid level, front Motorrad dealer. (visual inspection) Check the brake-fluid DOT4 brake fluid level, front brakes...

  • Page 96

    MIN mark. cycle on its centre stand. 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.

  • Page 97: Coolant

    Coolant Topping up coolant Check the coolant level Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. Coolant, specified level Open cap 1 of the expansion tank. Antifreeze Using a suitable funnel, top up with coolant until the level is between MIN and MAX correct.

  • Page 98: Rims And Tyres

    Have the clutch checked by a Repeat the steps in this pro- specialist workshop, preferably Clutch play cedure until clutch play is set an authorised BMW Motorrad correctly. dealer. Tighten nut 3. 3 mm (Handlebars turned Check the clutch play...

  • Page 99: Chain

    Check the tyre tread e.g. by the letters TI, TWI or by Clean the drive chain with a an arrow. suitable cleaning product, dry it depth and apply chain lubricant. If the tyre tread is worn to minim- Your motorcycle's handling Wipe off excess lubricant.

  • Page 100: Checking Chain Wear

    Tighten quick-release axle Chain deflection nut 1 to the specified tight- ening torque. 30...40 mm (Motorcycle with Rear quick-release axle no weight applied, supported in swinging arm on its side stand) 100 Nm with lowered suspension 20...30 mm (Motorcycle with Checking chain wear no weight applied, supported Slacken quick-release axle...

  • Page 101: Wheels

    Tyre recommendation with tyre pressure monitoring and are fundamental to all cal- (RDC) For each size of tyre BMW culations. Any change in these Motorrad tests certain makes, influencing variables, caused for and approves those that it example by a switch to wheels certifies as roadworthy.

  • Page 102: Removing Front Wheel

    RDC Release axle clamping screw 2. Place the motorcycle on a suit- sensor. Be sure to draw the Remove axle 3, while support- able auxiliary stand. attention of the authorised BMW ing the wheel. Motorrad dealer or specialist...

  • Page 103: Installing Front Wheel

    Always have the security of the Roll the front wheel into posi- fasteners checked by a specialist tion between the forks, making workshop, preferably an author- sure that the brake disc passes ised BMW Motorrad dealer. between the brake pads.

  • Page 104

    BMW Motorrad ABS Raise the front wheel, insert Tighten axle clamping screw 2 axle 3 and tighten to specified to the specified torque. Insert the ABS sensor into its torque. bore and install screw 1. Clamp of quick-release The cable of the wheel-...

  • Page 105: Remove The Rear Wheel

    Remove the rear wheel Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. Remove axle nut 2. Remove quick-release axle 6 and remove adjusting plate 7. Slacken locknuts 3 on left and right by turning them counter- clockwise.

  • Page 106: Installing Rear Wheel

    Always have the security of the Install right adjusting plate 5. fasteners checked by a specialist workshop, preferably an author- ised BMW Motorrad dealer. Roll the rear wheel into the swinging arm, making sure that the brake disc passes between the brake pads.

  • Page 107: Front-wheel Stand

    Place the motorcycle on an aux- Slacken adjusting screws 1. iliary stand before lifting the front Push the two adapters 2 apart wheel with the BMW Motorrad until the front forks fit between front-wheel stand. them. Adjust the adapter studs Place the motorcycle on a suit- to suit the front suspension.

  • Page 108: Bulbs

    Make sure the motorcycle is standing firmly. Bulbs General instructions A warning appears in the multi- function display if a bulb is de- fective. A defective bulb places Align the two adapters 2 so Apply uniform pressure to push your safety at risk because that the front forks are securely the front-wheel stand down it is easier for other users to...

  • Page 109

    in the section entitled "Technical Replace the defective bulb. data". Do not touch the glass of new bulbs with your fingers. Replacing low-beam and Use a clean, dry cloth to hold high-beam headlight bulb the bulbs when handling them. Make sure the ground is level Dirt deposits, in particular oil and and firm and place the motor- grease, interfere with heat radi-...

  • Page 110

    Install the bulb, making sure Install cover 1 or cover 2, as Remove cover 2. that alignment is correct at po- applicable. sition 6. Replacing parking-light Close and lock spring clips 4. bulb Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand.

  • Page 111

    Bulb for parking light W5W / 12 V / 5 W Remove the bulb from the bulb Insert parking-light bulb 3 into holder. the headlight housing. Replace the defective bulb. Do not touch the glass of new bulbs with your fingers. Push the bulb into the bulb Use a clean, dry cloth to hold socket.

  • Page 112

    Consult a specialist workshop, Dirt deposits, in particular oil and preferably an authorised BMW grease, interfere with heat radi- Motorrad dealer. ation from the bulb. This leads Replacing turn indicator...

  • Page 113

    Replacing number-plate Bulbs for flashing turn light bulbs indicators, rear Make sure the ground is level RY10W / 12 V / 10 W and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. with LED turn indicators Switch off the ignition. LED / 12 V Working from the inboard side, insert the glass into the bulb...

  • Page 114

    Replace the defective bulb. Do not touch the glass of new bulbs with your fingers. Use a clean, dry cloth to hold the bulbs when handling them. Dirt deposits, in particular oil and grease, interfere with heat radi- ation from the bulb. This leads to overheating and shortens the bulb's operating life.

  • Page 115: Body Panels

    Installing centre trim panel Connect the plug to the sock- Hold the mudguard cover in Remove screws 1 on left and position and install screw 1. right. Body panels Remove the centre trim Manoeuvre the centre trim panel panel into position. Make sure Remove the seat ( 52).

  • Page 116: Air Filter

    Air filter Removing air filter Remove the centre trim panel 111). Install four screws 2. Remove air filter 3. Installing air filter Remove screws 1. Remove air-filter cover 2. Install screws 1 on left and right. Install air filter 3. Installing seat ( 53).

  • Page 117: Jump Starting

    to jump-start the engine of the motorcycle. A short-circuit can res- ult if the crocodile clips of the jump leads are accident- ally brought into contact with the motorcycle. Use only jump leads fitted with fully insulated crocodile clips at Hold air-filter cover 2 in posi- both ends.

  • Page 118: Battery

    BMW Motorrad has de- imise battery life: veloped a float charger spe- Allow both engines to idle for a Keep the surface of the battery...

  • Page 119

    Once the battery is fully to the motorcycle's on-board Use BMW chargers with the charged, disconnect the electrical system. part numbers 71 60 7 688 864 charger's terminal clips from...

  • Page 120: Installing Battery

    If you want to have the date set Disconnection in the wrong If applicable, switch off the anti- consult a specialist workshop, sequence increases the risk theft alarm. preferably an authorised BMW of short-circuits. Motorrad dealer. Always proceed in the correct Switch off the ignition. sequence.

  • Page 121

    Installing centre trim panel 111). Setting clock ( 39). Place the battery holder in po- sition, making sure that the leads are correctly routed at position 4. Install screws 3 on left and right. Connection in the wrong sequence increases the risk of short-circuits.

  • Page 123: Care

    Care Care Care products ..... 120 Washing motorcycle ....120 Cleaning easily damaged compon- ents .

  • Page 124: Care Products

    Washing motorcycle until the brake discs and brake Glass of the instrument panel BMW Motorrad recommends pads have dried out. Black, unpainted parts that you use BMW insect re- mover to soften and wash off insects and stubborn dirt on...

  • Page 125: Paint Care

    BMW rubber-care Chrome include spilt fuel, oil, grease, products. brake fluid and bird droppings. Use plenty of water and BMW Using silicone sprays for We recommend BMW vehicle shampoo to clean chrome, par- the care of rubber seals can...

  • Page 126: Protective Wax Coating

    "puddles" on BMW Motorrad dealer. Com- the surface, instead of forming bine work for laying up/restoring beads. to use with a BMW service or inspection. Laying up motorcycle Restoring motorcycle Clean the motorcycle. to use Removing battery ( 116).

  • Page 127: Technical Data

    Technical data Technical data troubleshooting chart ....124 Riding specifications ....136 Threaded fasteners ....125 Engine .

  • Page 128: Troubleshooting Chart

    troubleshooting chart Engine does not start at all or is difficult to start. Possible cause Rectification Emergency off switch (kill switch) Kill switch in operating position (run). Side stand Retract the side stand ( 59). Gear engaged and clutch not disengaged. Select neutral or pull the clutch lever ( 59).

  • Page 129: Threaded Fasteners

    Threaded fasteners Front wheel Value Valid Brake caliper to fork leg ASA screw with washer, M10 x 40 38 Nm Clamp of quick-release axle M8 x 25 19 Nm Quick-release axle, front, in axle holder M16 x 1.5 30 Nm Rear wheel Value Valid...

  • Page 130

    Mirror arm Value Valid Locknut (mirror) to clamp ad- apter M14 x 1 20 Nm Clamp adapter (mirror) to clamping block 30 Nm...

  • Page 131: Engine

    Engine Engine design Two-cylinder four-stroke, DOHC with chain-and- sprocket drive, 4 valves operated by cam follow- ers, balancing conrod, liquid-cooled cylinders and heads, integral water pump, 6-speed gearbox and dry sump lubrication Displacement 798 cm Cylinder bore 82 mm Piston stroke 75.6 mm Compression ratio 12 : 1...

  • Page 132: Fuel

    BMW recommends BP fuels Engine oil Engine oil, capacity 2.9 l, with filter change products recommended by BMW Motorrad and generally admissible viscosity classes Castrol GPS SAE 10W-40, API SG / JASO MA ~-20 °C SAE 10W-40, API SF / SG / SH ~-20 °C, Operation in winter...

  • Page 133: Clutch

    Oil additives 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.

  • Page 134: Transmission

    Transmission gearbox type Claw-shift 6-speed gearbox, integrated into en- gine block Gearbox transmission ratios 1.943 (35/68 teeth), Primary transmission ratio 1:2.462 (13/32 teeth), 1st gear 1:1.750 (16/28 teeth), 2nd gear 1:1.381 (21/29 teeth), 3rd gear 1:1.174 (23/27 teeth), 4th gear 1:1.042 (24/25 teeth), 5th gear 1:0.960 (25/24 teeth), 6th gear Rear-wheel drive...

  • Page 135: Running Gear

    Running gear Front wheel Type of front suspension telescopic forks Spring travel, front 180 mm, At wheel Rear wheel Type of rear suspension Two-arm cast-aluminium swinging arm Type of rear suspension Direct-pivot central spring strut with steplessly adjustable rebound-stage damping Spring travel at rear wheel 170 mm, At wheel Brakes...

  • Page 136: Wheels And Tyres

    Wheels and tyres Recommended tyre sets You can obtain an up-to-date list of approved tyres from your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer or on the Internet at "". Front wheel front wheel type Cast aluminium, MT H2 front wheel rim size 2.50"...

  • Page 137: Electrics

    Electrics Electrical rating of on-board socket Fuses Electronic fuses protect all the circuits. If an elec- tronic fuse trips and de-energises a circuit, the circuit is active as soon as the ignition is switched on after the fault has been rectified. Battery battery type AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) battery...

  • Page 138: Frame

    with white turn indicators RY10W / 12 V / 10 W with LED turn indicators LED / 12 V Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear R10W / 12 V / 10 W with white turn indicators RY10W / 12 V / 10 W with LED turn indicators LED / 12 V Frame...

  • Page 139: Dimensions

    Dimensions Length of motorcycle 2280 mm, across front wheel to number-plate carrier Height of motorcycle 1240 mm, Without rider at unladen weight Width of motorcycle 845 mm, across mirrors without mirrors Front-seat height 820 mm, Without rider at unladen weight with dual seat, low 790 mm, Without rider at unladen weight without lowered suspension...

  • Page 140: Weights

    Weights Unladen weight 199 kg, DIN unladen weight, ready for road, 90 % load of fuel Permissible gross weight 436 kg with lowered suspension 349 kg Maximum payload 237 kg with lowered suspension 150 kg Riding specifications Top speed max 190 km/h with power reduction max 147 km/h...

  • Page 141: Service

    Service Service BMW Motorrad service ... . 138 BMW Motorrad service quality ..138 BMW Motorrad mobility services - roadside assistance ....138 BMW Motorrad service network .

  • Page 142: Bmw Motorrad Service

    To ensure that your BMW is al- BMW Motorrad mobility ably an authorised BMW Motor- ways in optimum condition, BMW rad dealer.

  • Page 143: Bmw Motorrad Service

    BMW Service place to look after you and your advance when the time for a ser- The BMW Service is carried out motorcycle in more than 100 vice is approaching, on the basis once a year; the extent of servi- countries.

  • Page 144: Confirmation Of Mainten

    Confirmation of maintenance work BMW Pre-delivery BMW Running-in Check Check Completed Completed Odometer reading Next service at the latest or, if logged beforehand, Odometer reading Stamp, signature Stamp, signature...

  • Page 145

    BMW Service BMW Service BMW Service Completed Completed Completed Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Next service Next service Next service at the latest at the latest at the latest or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand,...

  • Page 146

    BMW Service BMW Service BMW Service Completed Completed Completed Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Next service Next service Next service at the latest at the latest at the latest or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand,...

  • Page 147

    BMW Service BMW Service BMW Service Completed Completed Completed Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Next service Next service Next service at the latest at the latest at the latest or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand,...

  • Page 148

    BMW Service BMW Service BMW Service Completed Completed Completed Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading Next service Next service Next service at the latest at the latest at the latest or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand,...

  • Page 149: Confirmation Of Service

    Confirmation of service The table is intended as a record of maintenance and repair work, the installation of optional accessories and, if appropriate, special campaign (recall) work. Item Odometer Date reading...

  • Page 150

    Item Odometer Date reading...

  • Page 151

    Position on the motorcycle, 15 Replacing side-light bulb, 106 Abbreviations and symbols, 6 Removal, 116 Replacing the brake light and rear light bulbs, 108 Technical data, 133 Control, 16 Replacing turn indicator Brake fluid Engineering details, 70 Checking fluid level, front, 91 bulbs, 108 Operation, 46 Checking fluid level, rear, 92...

  • Page 152

    Technical data, 129 Engine Fuel Filler neck, 13 Control, 17 Confirmation of maintenance Fill-level indicator, 23 work, 140 Starting, 59 Refuelling, 65 Coolant Technical data, 127 Checking fill level, 93 Technical data, 128 Warning for engine Fill-level indicator, 13 Warning for fuel down to electronics, 31 Topping up, 93 reserve, 30...

  • Page 153

    Instrument panel Handlebar fittings Maintenance Ambient-light brightness General instructions, 86 General view, left side, 16 sensor, 18 Maintenance intervals, 139 General view, right side, 17 Overview, 18 Mirrors Hazard warning flashers Adjusting, 48 Control, 16, 17 Mobility services, 138 Jump starting, 113 Operation, 44 Motorcycle Headlight...

  • Page 154

    Parking, 64 Technical data Safety instructions Battery, 133 Power socket for brake, 63 Notes on use, 76 Brakes, 131 for riding, 56 Position on the motorcycle, 11 Bulbs, 133 Seat Pre-ride check, 60 Installation, 52 Clutch, 129 Lock, 11 Dimensions, 135 Removal, 52 Electrics, 133 Rear-wheel drive...

  • Page 155

    topcase Pressures, 132 Installing front wheel, 99 Operation, 80 Recommendation, 97 Installing rear wheel, 102 Torques, 125 Running in, 61 Remove the rear wheel, 101 Transmission Table of tyre pressures, 14 Removing front wheel, 98 Technical data, 130 Technical data, 132 Technical data, 132 Transportation Lashing, 66...

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