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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 4: Table Of Contents

    Standard warnings ..24 Equipment ....7 BMW Motorrad Integral Warnings issued by the on- ABS .

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    Electrics ....154 Brake system with BMW Jump starting ... . . 133 Frame .

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    11 Service ....159 BMW Motorrad service ..160 BMW Motorrad service quality ..... 160...

  • Page 7: General Instructions

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

  • Page 8: 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 9: Equipment

    This Rider's Manual describes option- Currency al extras (OE) offered by BMW and selected optional accessor- The high safety and quality ies (OA). This explains why the standards of BMW motorcycles...

  • Page 11: General Views

    General views General view, left side ....11 General view, right side ... . . 13 Handlebar fitting, left .

  • Page 13: General View, Left Side

    General view, left side Adjuster, spring preload, front ( Adjustment of windscreen Adjuster for headlight beam throw (underneath the instrument panel) Clutch-fluid reservoir 114) Type plate (on frame, be- hind side cover) Seat lock ( Power socket ( Adjuster for damping char- acteristic, rear suspension Engine oil level indicator 107)

  • Page 15: General View, Right Side

    General view, right side Adjuster for spring preload, rear ( Fuel filler neck ( Brake-fluid reservoir, front 111) Vehicle Identification Num- ber (VIN) (on steering-head bearing) Air filter (behind right side panel) ( 130) Engine-oil filler neck 108) Brake-fluid reservoir, rear 113)

  • Page 16: Handlebar Fitting, Left

    Operating the on-board computer ( with auxiliary headlights Operation of the auxiliary headlights ( with BMW Motorrad In- tegral ABS II Operating the ABS with Automatic Stability Control Operating ASC ( with Electronic Suspen- sion Adjustment (ESA)

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    Flashing turn indicators, left ( Hazard warning flashers Headlight flasher and high- beam headlight (...

  • Page 18: 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 19: Underneath The Seat

    Underneath the seat Rider's Manual Battery ( 134) Toolkit Payload table (in tool tray) Tyre pressures table (in tool tray) Helmet holder (...

  • Page 20: Instrument Panel

    Instrument panel Speedometer Rev. counter Telltale lights ( Warning lights ( Multifunction display Ambient-light brightness sensor (for adapting the brightness of the instru- ment lighting) with anti-theft alarm (DWA) Anti-theft alarm telltale light (see the instructions for use for the anti-theft alarm) Control for the odometer Operation of the clock The instrument-cluster...

  • Page 21: Headlight

    Headlight Low-beam headlight High-beam headlight Side light...

  • Page 23: Status Indicators

    Status indicators Standard status indicators ..22 Status indicators with on-board computer ......23 Status indicators with tyre pressure monitoring (RDC) .

  • Page 24: Standard Status Indicators

    Standard status Telltale lights level, before the reading is up- dated. indicators Gear indicator Multifunction display The gear engaged or for neutral appears on the display. If no gear is engaged, the 'neutral' telltale light also lights up. Flashing turn indicators, Engine temperature gauge left reading...

  • Page 25: Status Indicators With On

    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. In this example the read- Motorrad dealer.

  • Page 26: (rdc)

    Standard warnings Mode of presentation Status-indicator panel of Tyre-pressure readout the on-board computer The figures shown in the Warnings are indicated by the tyre-pressure readings are 'General' warning light 1 show- Status indicators temperature-compensated (see ing in combination with a warning with tyre pressure the section entitled "Engineering word, for example 2 or in com-...

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    The possible warnings are listed on the next page.

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    Warnings, overview Warning light Status indicators Meaning EWS ! Lights up yellow Electronic immobiliser active ( appears on the display FUEL ! Lights up yellow Fuel down to reserve ( appears on the display Lights up yellow Appears on the dis- Engine in emergency-operation mode play Flashes red...

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    Refuelling ( 85). placed, preferably by an au- mode. thorised BMW Motorrad dealer. You can continue to ride, but Engine in emergency- bear in mind that the usual en- Fuel down to reserve operation mode gine power might not be avail- The "General"...

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    BMW Motorrad Top up the engine oil. the engine or the ABS. This can dealer. result in dangerous situations. Possible cause: If possible, do not continue your Insufficient engine oil The engine-oil pressure is insuffi- journey. pressure cient.

  • Page 31: Warnings Issued By The On-board Computer

    The LED rear light must be with on-board computer replaced. Consult a specialist Bulbs defective workshop, preferably an author- The "General" warning light ised BMW Motorrad dealer. shows yellow. Front light bulb defective LAMPS ! appears on the dis- LAMPF ! appears on the dis- play.

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    Warnings, overview Warning light Status indicators Meaning Appears on the dis- Engine-oil level too low ( play Check Oil pears on the dis- play Appears on the dis- Ice warning ( play...

  • Page 33: Abs Warnings

    Seek the advice of a specialist ABS warnings workshop, preferably an author- The detailed descriptions relating ised BMW Motorrad dealer. Mode of presentation to BMW Motorrad Integral ABS with BMW Motorrad Integral start on page ( 90), and you Ice warning ABS II...

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    Warnings, overview Warning light Status indicators Meaning Flashes Self-diagnosis not completed ( Lights up ABS deactivated ( Lights up ABS fault (...

  • Page 35: Asc Warnings

    ABS fault ( 91). The detailed descriptions relating comes on. Have the fault rectified as to BMW Motorrad ASC start on Possible cause: quickly as possible by a page ( 92), and you will find The rider has switched off the...

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    Warnings, overview Warning light Status indicators Meaning Appears on the dis- Quick-flashes yel- ASC intervention ( play Appears on the dis- Quick-flashes yel- Off-road ASC intervention ( play Slow-flashes Self-diagnosis not completed ( Slow-flashes Self-diagnosis in off-road mode not completed ( Appears on the dis- ASC deactivated ( play...

  • Page 37: Asc Intervention

    The "General" warning light Pull away slowly. The ASC workshop, preferably an author- quick-flashes yellow. warning light must go out with- ised BMW Motorrad dealer. in a few metres. The off-road ASC symbol appears on the display. If the ASC warning light contin-...

  • Page 38: Rdc Warnings

    Possible cause: Have the fault rectified as quickly as possible by a The rider has switched off the specialist workshop, preferably ASC system. an authorised BMW Motorrad with Automatic Stability Con- dealer. trol Activating ASC function RDC warnings 61). Mode of presentation...

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    The detailed descriptions relating to BMW Motorrad RDC start on page ( 94), and you will find an overview listing the possible warnings on the next page.

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    Warnings, overview Warning light Status indicators Meaning Lights up yellow Tyre symbol ap- Tyre pressure close to limit of permitted pears on the dis- tolerance ( play. The critical tyre pressure flashes. Flashes red Tyre symbol ap- Tyre pressure outside permitted toler- pears on the dis- ance ( play.

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    Measured tyre pressure is close Check the tyre for damage and authorised BMW Motorrad to the limit of permitted toler- dealer. to ascertain whether the mo- ance. torcycle can be ridden with the...

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    RDC specialist workshop, preferably toms. Under these circum- readings. Assume that a per- an authorised BMW Motorrad stances: manent fault has not occurred dealer. Have the fault rectified by a unless the 'General' warning...

  • Page 43: Anti-theft Alarm Warnings

    Seek the advice of a specialist ing light 1 showing after the Pre- workshop, preferably an author- Ride Check and relate to the ca- ised BMW Motorrad dealer. pacity of the internal battery that supplies power to the anti-theft alarm.

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    Warnings, overview Warning light Status indicators Meaning DWALO ! appears Anti-theft alarm battery weak ( on the display DWA ! Lights up yellow appears on Anti-theft alarm battery flat ( the display...

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    Seek the advice of a specialist proportion of its original capa- workshop, preferably an author- city. There is no assurance of ised BMW Motorrad dealer. how long the anti-theft alarm can remain operational if the motor- cycle's battery is disconnected.

  • Page 47: Operation

    Headlight ......71 BMW Motorrad Integral ABS ..59 Front and rear seats .

  • Page 48: Ignition Switch And Steering Lock

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

  • Page 49: 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 50: Clock

    Clock reading appears on the display. Setting clock with on-board computer Attempting to set the clock while riding the motorcycle with tyre pressure monitoring can lead to accidents. (RDC) Set the clock only when the mo- torcycle is stationary. Switch on the ignition. without on-board computer Press and hold down the but- ton until the hours number 3...

  • Page 51: Odometer And Tripmeters

    Odometer and with on-board computer tripmeters with tyre pressure monitoring Select the readings (RDC) Switch on the ignition. without on-board computer without tyre pressure monitor- ing (RDC) Repeatedly press the button until the value you want ap- pears in panel 3. The following values can be dis- played: Press button 1.

  • Page 52: Residual Range

    without on-board computer with on-board computer without tyre pressure monitor- ing (RDC) with tyre pressure monitoring (RDC) The residual-range readout 1 in- dicates how far you can ride with the fuel remaining in the tank. This reading is not displayed until Press and hold down button 1 fuel level has dropped to reserve.

  • Page 53: On-board Computer

    Ambient temperature The calculated range is an approximate value. Con- sequently, BMW Motorrad re- commends that you should not try to use the full residual range before refuelling. On-board computer with on-board computer The following values can be dis- Select the readings...

  • Page 54: Average Speed

    Average consumption drops below this threshold for the first time. Average speed Press and hold down button 1 until the average-speed reading Average consumption 1 is cal- is reset. culated by dividing the distance covered since the last reset by Average speed 1 is calculated the corresponding amount of fuel on the basis of the time elapsed...

  • Page 55: Oil Level

    Range when the motorcycle is on the move. The calculated range is only an approximate reading. Consequently, BMW Motorrad recommends that you should not try to use the full range before refuelling. Oil level Press and hold down button 1...

  • Page 56: Tyre Pressure Monitoring Rdc

    In this case, consult your authorised Repeatedly press button 1 un- The readings mean: til the tyre-pressure readings BMW Motorrad dealer. : Oil level is correct. appear on the display. CHECK Tyre pressure : Check the oil level the next time you stop for fuel.

  • Page 57: Lights

    Parking light ing on the right is the rear tyre When the engine is not -- -- pressure. appears dir- running you can switch on Switch off the ignition. ectly after the ignition is switched the lights by switching on the ig- on, because the sensors do not nition and either switching on the transmit tyre pressures until the...

  • Page 58: Turn Indicators

    to full brightness once they have cooled down sufficiently. Turn indicators Operating flashing turn indicators Switch on the ignition. The turn indicators are can- celled automatically after Press left section of switch 1 Press button 2 to switch on you have ridden for approxim- to switch on the auxiliary head- the right flashing turn indicator.

  • Page 59: Emergency Off Switch

    Emergency off switch If you press a turn-indicat- or button with the ignition (kill switch) switched on, the turn-indicator function is activated instead of the hazard warning flashers, and remains active until you release the button. The hazard warning flashers recommence flashing as soon as the button is released.

  • Page 60: Operating Grip Heating

    is low, grip heating is switched off to ensure the battery's start- ing capability. Normal operating position The handlebar grips have two- (run) stage heating. Stage two is for heating the grips quickly: it is ad- Engine switched off. visable to switch back to stage You cannot start the engine Set switch 1 to the desired one as soon as the grips are...

  • Page 61: Bmw Motorrad Integral Abs

    Integral function ensures that comes on. the rear wheel is also braked and ABS control remains active for with Automatic Stability Con- with BMW Motorrad Integral the rear wheel. ABS control for trol ABS II the rear wheel is not deactivated...

  • Page 62: Automatic Stability Control Asc

    ASC function The off-road ASC symbol Operation remains visible or continues Switch on the ignition. The BMW Motorrad ASC sys- to flash. You have the option of de- tem can be deactivated and ac- The off-road ASC function is...

  • Page 63: Seat Height

    Seat height To switch off ASC, press and The ASC symbol no longer hold down button 1 until the shows; if ASC self-diagnos- Adjusting seat height ASC symbol changes status. is has not completed the ASC Remove the front seat ( 72).

  • Page 64: Windscreen

    Windscreen Clutch Adjusting windscreen Adjusting clutch lever If the position of the clutch fluid reservoir is changed, air can enter the clutch system. Do not twist the handlebar fitting or the handlebars. Attempting to adjust the clutch lever while riding the The front seat can work motorcycle can lead to accidents.

  • Page 65: Brakes

    between the clutch lever and handbrake lever unless the mo- Adjust the footbrake lever the handlebar grip. torcycle is at a standstill. Make sure the ground is level Turn adjusting screw 1 and firm and place the motor- counter-clockwise to reduce cycle on its stand.

  • Page 66: Shift Mechanism

    Shift mechanism Peg to gearshift lever Adjusting shift lever 8 Nm Mirrors Adjusting mirrors Push the footplate up until it locks for riding seated. Slacken screw 1. Turn peg 2 to the desired pos- ition. You might experience dif- ficulties with gearshifts if Turn the mirror to the correct the peg is set either too high or position.

  • Page 67: Handlebars

    Slacken nut 2. workshop, preferably an author- Turn the mirror arm to the ap- ised BMW Motorrad dealer. propriate position. Tighten the nut to the spe- Spring preload cified tightening torque, while Setting...

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    It is essential to set spring pre- Spring preload at front load of the rear suspension to wheel suit the load carried by the mo- torcycle. Increase spring preload Spring preload at setting 3 when the motorcycle is heavily (For riding on gravel tracks loaded and reduce spring preload and similar and with load) accordingly when the motorcycle...

  • Page 69: Damping

    If you want to increase spring preload, turn knob 1 in the dir- ection indicated by the HIGH arrow. Basic setting of spring preload, rear without Electronic Suspen- sion Adjustment (ESA) You can ascertain the current Your motorcycle's hand- Turn the knob as far as it setting by counting the num- ling will suffer if you do not will go in the LOW direction,...

  • Page 70: Electronic Suspension Adjustment

    An increase in spring preload Adjust the damping character- Basic setting of rear-sus- requires firmer damping, a re- istic, using the tool from the pension damping charac- duction in spring preload re- on-board toolkit to turn adjust- teristic quires softer damping. ing screw 1.

  • Page 71: Esa

    face over which you intend riding. The setting shows briefly, then You can adapt the suspension disappears automatically. settings for on-road or off-road Adjust the suspension riding. damping Three spring-preload stages can be combined with any of three Switch on the ignition. damper settings for road riding, You can adjust the damp- while two spring-preload stages...

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    Adjust spring preload If a road-riding mode has been Repeatedly press button 1 until selected the following can be the setting you want to use Start the engine. displayed: appears on the display. You cannot adjust spring The following can be displayed: preload while the motor- COMF : comfort mode...

  • Page 73: Tyres

    Have the headlight set accord- Checking tyre pressure ingly by a specialist workshop, Incorrect tyre pressures im- 2.2 bar (one-up, tyre cold) preferably an authorised BMW pair the motorcycle's hand- Motorrad dealer. 2.5 bar (two-up and/or with ling characteristics and increase...

  • Page 74: Front And Rear Seats

    Consult a specialist work- beam throw so as not to dazzle oncoming traffic. shop, preferably an au- thorised BMW Motorrad deal- er, if you are unsure whether the headlight basic setting is correct. Headlight beam-throw adjustment Turn the key clockwise in seat...

  • Page 75: Helmet Holder

    Install the front seat Turn the key counter-clock- Engage rear seat 2 in mount 6. wise in seat lock 1 and hold Push down firmly on the rear Position the front seat with it in this position while press- seat, applying pressure to the mounts 4 in holders 5 on left ing down the rear part of front front of the seat.

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    The helmet catch can scratch the panelling. Make sure the lock is out of the way when you hook the helmet into position. Attach the helmet to helmet holder 1 by means of the chin strap. Install the front seat ( 73).

  • Page 77: Riding

    Riding Safety instructions ....76 Checklist ......78 Starting .

  • Page 78: Safety Instructions

    Your authorised BMW motorcycle on the motorcycle. Motorrad dealer will be glad to advise you on the correct cloth-...

  • Page 79: Catalytic Converter

    Maximum speed with cause loss of consciousness with Payload of tank rucksack fatal consequences. massive-bar tyres Do not inhale exhaust fumes. The motorcycle's top Do not run the engine in an en- }5 kg speed might be higher than closed space. the maximum speed permitted Maximum permissible for the tyres.

  • Page 80: Checklist

    Starting Note the points listed for protec- cycle in any way that could result in tuned performance. tion of the catalytic converter. Side stand Risk of overheating Checklist You cannot start the motorcycle with the side stand extended and Cooling would be Use the following checklist to a gear engaged.

  • Page 81: Starting Engine

    Pre-ride check is performed. The "General" warning light slightly when starting the engine. shows red. At ambient temperatures below with BMW Motorrad Integral CHECK! appears on the dis- 0 °C, disengage the clutch after ABS II play.

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    ABS self-diagnosis Phase 1 ABS II completed Test of the diagnosis-compat- The ABS warning light goes BMW Motorrad Integral ABS per- ible system components with out. the motorcycle at a standstill. forms self-diagnosis to ensure its operability. Self-diagnosis is per-...

  • Page 83: Running In

    Phase 2 an authorised BMW Motorrad Running-in speeds dealer. Test of the diagnosis-compat- ible system components while Running in the motorcycle is on the move. <7500 min (Odometer The motorcycle must reach a The first 1000 km reading 400...600 km)

  • Page 84: Off-roading

    Apply the brakes in good time Rims BMW Motorrad dealer if you in- until the brakes have been BMW Motorrad recommends tend off-roading. cleaned. checking the rims for damage...

  • Page 85: Brakes

    ABS II Engine damage due to To optimise stopping distance, BMW Motorrad Integral ABS pre- clogged air filter element. apply the front brakes rapidly and vents the front wheel from lock- If you ride in dusty terrain check keep on increasing the force you ing up.

  • Page 86: Parking Your Motorcycle

    Parking your reckoned with in the following On a gradient, the motorcycle situations: should always face uphill; se- motorcycle lect 1st gear. Riding in the rain or through Side stand puddles of water. Centre stand Switch off the engine. After the motorcycle has been Switch off the engine.

  • Page 87: Refuelling

    Refuelling onto the road surface. This could cause a fall. Fuel is highly flammable. A Do not overfill the fuel tank. naked flame close to the Leaded fuel will destroy the fuel tank can cause a fire or ex- catalytic converter. plosion.

  • Page 88: Secure The Motorcycle For Transport

    Recommended fuel Usable fuel capacity grade Premium plus unleaded approx. 33 l 98 ROZ/RON Reserve fuel 91 AKI alternative fuel grade approx. 4 l Press the fuel tank cap down The motorcycle can topple Premium unleaded (slight firmly to close. and fall on its side.

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    At the rear, secure the straps Risk of damaging compon- to the rear footrests on both ents. sides and tighten the straps. Take care not to trap Tighten all the straps uniformly; components such as brake lines the motorcycle's suspension or wires.

  • Page 91: Engineering Details

    Integral ABS ......90 Electronic engine management with BMW Motorrad ASC ....92 Tyre pressure monitoring RDC ..94 Electronic Suspension Adjustment ESA .

  • Page 92: Brake System With Bmw Motorrad Integral Abs

    Do not attempt burn-outs. with BMW Motorrad Integral condition of the road surface. How does ABS work? ABS II What are the effects of...

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    Motorrad Integral ABS? tual circumstances, the system pulled. Within the limits imposed by reacts instantly and adjusts brak- physics, the BMW Motorrad In- Rear wheel lift ing force accordingly to achieve tegral ABS ensures directional Under very severe and sudden optimum braking.

  • Page 94: Electronic Engine Management With

    Motorrad ASC of maintenance. iary stand, engine idling or with In order to ensure that the BMW with Automatic Stability Con- a gear engaged. Motorrad Integral ABS is always trol...

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    Self-diagnos- Motorrad ASC? ity for assessing road and traffic is has to complete before fault BMW Motorrad ASC is designed conditions and adopting his or messages can be issued. as an assistant system for the her style of riding accordingly.

  • Page 96: Asc

    15 minutes after the The BMW Motorrad ASC is un- tyres, with the result that ASC motorcycle comes to a stop. able to control a situation of this...

  • Page 97: Electronic Suspension Adjustment

    In order to ensure rapid adjust- The tyre-pressure readings the value in the table. ment at ambient temperatures shown by the multifunction below 0 °C, BMW Motorrad re- display are temperature- commends adjusting the sus- compensated; the reference tyre pension to the setting for two-up...

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    R 1200 GS incor- having to negotiate bumps and porates the road-riding modes holes in the ground necessit- from other BMW models, plus ates maximum protection against special off-roading modes en- the suspension bottoming out. abled by electro-hydraulic basic...

  • Page 99: Accessories

    Accessories General instructions ....98 Power sockets ..... . 98 Case .

  • Page 100: General Instructions

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

  • Page 101: Case

    BMW Opening cases Motorrad offers a "watertight tion is subsequently switched off. bag" as an optional accessory The power sockets are switched off approximately 15 after the ig- for use with aluminium cases and the aluminium topcase.

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    Closing cases Disengage retainer 1. Engage retainer 1. Close the case lid. Close the case lid. Close the case lid. Open the second catch of the Close the second latch of the Hold latch toggle 3 in position case lid. case lid.

  • Page 103: Topcase

    Installing cases Push lock housing 2 to one side to disengage latch toggle 3. Pull latch toggle 3 to the side, while holding the case in posi- tion. The left case and the case carrier can become hot on long rides. Allow the case and the case car- Seat latch toggle 3 on the case rier to cool down before remov-...

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    Removing topcase Topcase and off-roading Closing topcase It is advisable to either remove the topcase or fit the backrest cushion available as an optional accessory if you intend off-road- ing. Opening topcase Close the topcase lid. Turn key 1 counter-clockwise. Push lock housing 2 down to Hold latch toggle 2 in position on the lid.

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    Installing topcase Hold latch toggle 3 in position The luggage carrier has two sets on the topcase carrier. of holes, one above the other, at Set the topcase on the top- locations 1. The topcase mount Push lock housing 2 up, mak- case rack and push it forward can be tilted forward or back by ing sure that the latch toggle...

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    Repositioning topcase mount Install the topcase mounts at the desired angle in holes 1. Remove screws 2 on left and right. Remove the rear seat ( 72).

  • Page 107: Maintenance

    Maintenance General instructions ....106 Toolkit ......106 Engine oil .

  • Page 108: General Instructions

    126). ledge of motorcycle technology. Open-ended spanner If you are in doubt consult a spe- cialist workshop, preferably your Width across flats 14 Extension for hook wrench authorised BMW Motorrad deal- Adjust the mirror arm 65).

  • Page 109: Engine Oil

    Hook wrench your authorised BMW Motorrad Wait five minutes for the oil to dealer. drain into the oil pan. Adjusting spring preload for front wheel ( 66). Engine oil Extension for screwdriver blade Checking engine oil level Adjusting damping for...

  • Page 110: Brake System

    Have the oil level corrected without enough oil, but the same Press the footbrake lever. by a specialist workshop, also applies if the oil level is too The pressure point must be preferably an authorised BMW high. clearly perceptible. Motorrad dealer.

  • Page 111

    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 1.0 mm (Friction pad only,...

  • Page 112

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

  • Page 113

    Have the brake pads replaced This significantly reduces braking by a specialist workshop, efficiency. preferably an authorised BMW Check the brake-fluid level at Motorrad dealer. regular intervals. Shaft 1 with three marker rings 2 Make sure the ground is level Brake-pad wear is between the brake pads.

  • Page 114

    Consult a If the brake fluid level drops be- specialist workshop, preferably low the permitted level: an authorised BMW Motorrad Have the defect rectified as dealer. quickly as possible by a spe- cialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad...

  • Page 115

    MIN mark. (Brake-fluid reservoir horizontal, motorcycle up- right) 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 116: Clutch

    Have the clutch checked by a quickly as possible by a spe- cialist workshop, preferably specialist workshop, preferably Check the clutch fluid level in an authorised BMW Motorrad an authorised BMW Motorrad reservoir 1. dealer. dealer. Wear of the clutch causes...

  • Page 117: Wheels

    Tyre recommendation cycle on its stand. Have damaged rims checked For each size of tyre BMW Measure the tyre tread depth and, if necessary, replaced by a Motorrad tests and classifies in the main tread grooves with specialist workshop, preferably as roadworthy certain makes.

  • Page 118: Remove The Front Wheel

    Be sure to draw the with tyre pressure monitoring calculations. Any change in these attention of the authorised BMW (RDC) influencing variables, caused for Motorrad dealer or specialist example by a switch to wheels...

  • Page 119

    Mask off the parts of the wheel Remove securing screws 2 of with BMW Motorrad Integral rim that could be scratched in the left and right brake calipers. ABS II the process of removing the brake calipers. Remove screw 1 and remove Force the brake pads 3 slightly the ABS sensor from its bore.

  • Page 120: Installing Front Wheel

    Always have the security of the fasteners checked by a specialist workshop, preferably an author- ised BMW Motorrad dealer. Release axle clamping screw 2. Remove spacing bushing 4 from the front-wheel hub. Remove quick-release axle 3, while supporting the wheel.

  • Page 121

    BMW Motorrad Integral ABS II Raise the front wheel, insert Install securing screws 2 on quick-release axle 3 and tight- left and right and tighten to en to specified torque. specified tightening torque. Insert the ABS sensor into its bore and install screw 1.

  • Page 122: Remove The Rear Wheel

    Make sure that the sensor bedded. cable is routed correctly. with BMW Motorrad Integral Make sure that the sensor ABS II cable is routed as shown here. Parts of the exhaust system Remove the rear wheel can be hot.

  • Page 123: Front-wheel Stand

    Seat the rear wheel on the rier centre stand or another auxiliary rear-wheel adapter. stand before lifting the front Tightening sequence: tight- wheel with the BMW Motorrad en in diagonally opposite front-wheel stand. sequence Make sure the ground is level 60 Nm and firm and place the motor- cycle on its centre stand.

  • Page 124

    Slacken adjusting screws 1. Align the two adapters 2 so If the motorcycle is on the that the front forks are securely Push the two adapters 2 apart centre stand and is raised seated. until the front forks fit between too far, the centre stand will lift them.

  • Page 125: Bulbs

    Bulbs in the section entitled "Technical cover 2 by turning the cover data". counter-clockwise. General instructions A warning appears in the multi- Replacing low-beam/high- function display if a bulb is de- beam headlight bulb fective. If the brake or rear light The positions of the plug, fails, the symbol is accompan- the spring retainer and the...

  • Page 126

    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 127

    Replacing parking-light Bulb for parking light bulb Make sure the ground is level W5W / 12 V / 5 W and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand. Switch off the ignition. Turn the handlebars all the way to the right Pull the bulb out of the bulb socket.

  • Page 128

    Install bulb carrier 1 in the Remove screw 1. Turn bulb 2 counter-clockwise headlight housing. and remove it from the bulb housing. Replacing turn indicator Replace the defective bulb. bulbs, front and rear Do not touch the glass of Make sure the ground is level new bulbs with your fingers.

  • Page 129

    Replacing auxiliary- Bulbs for flashing turn headlight bulbs indicators, front with auxiliary headlights RY10W / 12 V / 10 W The procedure described with LED turn indicators below applies only to aux- LED / 12 V iliary headlights with halogen bulbs.

  • Page 130

    Pivot the headlight lens for- Replace the defective bulb. ward. Bulb for auxiliary head- light H11 / 12 V / 55 W with LED auxiliary head- lights LED / 12 V Pull bulb housing 5 down until it is clear of the holder. Remove four screws 3.

  • Page 131

    Push bulb housing 5 up into Tighten screw 2. Pull off side cover 1. the holder from below. Connect plug 1. Adjust the headlight so that it does not dazzle oncoming traffic. Replacing fuses for auxiliary headlights with auxiliary headlights Disconnect plug 2.

  • Page 132: Air Filter

    Fuse for auxiliary head- light with auxiliary headlights with LED auxiliary head- lights 7.5 A To do so, squeeze retaining Install side cover 1. clips 3 together on left and Air filter right and disconnect the plug. Remove the air filter Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand.

  • Page 133

    Remove long screw 1 and Remove two screws 6 and pull Pull out air filter 3 at the bot- short screws 2 and remove the fuel-tank cover out of hold- tom. the cover. er 7. Installing air filter Remove screw 3. Push out both retainers 1 by Insert air filter 3 into the air fil- pressing at rear.

  • Page 134

    Push the air filter into the air filter housing at the bottom, making sure that the vanes are not bent. Seat the fuel-tank cover Cylinders not synchronised. in holder 7 and install two Make sure the throttle-valve screws 6. cable is correctly routed. Check that the throttle-valve cable is seated in guide 4 of Position the air intake pipe on...

  • Page 135: Jump Starting

    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 both ends. Jump-starting with a donor- Hold the cover in position and battery voltage higher than Remove protective cap 1 from install short screws 2 and long...

  • Page 136: Battery

    BMW Motorrad has de- Compliance with the points be- veloped a float charger spe- Allow both engines to idle for a low is important in order to max-...

  • Page 137

    Always disconnect the battery Use BMW chargers with the ics. If this happens, disconnect from the on-board circuits be- part numbers 71 60 7 688 864 the battery from the on-board...

  • Page 138: Installing Battery

    of disuse. See the instructions Switch off the ignition. Lift the battery up and out; for caring for your battery. Al- work it slightly back and forth ways fully recharge the battery if it is difficult to remove. before restoring it to use Installing battery Removing battery Place the battery in the battery...

  • Page 139

    Install the front seat ( 73). If you want to have the date set Setting clock ( 48). consult a specialist workshop, preferably an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer.

  • Page 141: Care

    Care Care products ..... 140 Washing motorcycle ....140 Cleaning easily damaged compon- ents .

  • Page 142: Care Products

    Do not use cleaning agents that BMW Motorrad recommends pads have dried out. contain alcohol, solvents or ab- that you use BMW insect re- rasives to clean plastic parts. mover to soften and wash off insects and stubborn dirt on...

  • Page 143: Paint Care

    Do not use cleaning agents. Using silicone sprays for We recommend BMW vehicle the care of rubber seals can polish or BMW paint cleaner for Chrome cause damage. this purpose. Use plenty of water and BMW...

  • Page 144: Protective Wax Coating

    It is time to rewax the paint- BMW Motorrad dealer. Com- work when water "puddles" on bine work for laying up/restoring the surface, instead of forming to use with a BMW service or beads. inspection. Laying up motorcycle Restoring motorcycle Clean the motorcycle.

  • Page 145: Technical Data

    Technical data Troubleshooting chart ... . . 144 Riding specifications ....157 Threaded fasteners ....145 Engine .

  • Page 146: Troubleshooting Chart

    Troubleshooting chart Engine does not start or is difficult to start Possible cause Remedy Emergency off switch (kill switch) Kill switch in operating position Side stand Retract the side stand. ( Gear engaged and clutch not disengaged Select neutral or pull clutch lever ( Clutch pulled before ignition was switched on Switch on the ignition, then pull the clutch lever No fuel in tank...

  • Page 147: Threaded Fasteners

    Threaded fasteners Front wheel Value Valid Brake caliper to slider tube M8 x 32 - 10.9 30 Nm Clamp screw of quick-release axle M8 x 35 19 Nm Quick-release axle in axle holder M24 x 1.5 50 Nm Rear wheel Value Valid Rear wheel to wheel carrier...

  • Page 148

    Mirror arm Value Valid Mirror adapter to clamping block M10 x 14 - 4.8 25 Nm Shift lever Value Valid Peg to gearshift lever M6 x 16 8 Nm...

  • Page 149: Engine

    Engine Engine design Four-stroke opposed twin, air-cooled with oil- cooled exhaust ports, installed longitudinally, two overhead camshafts and four radially positioned valves per cylinder, electronic engine manage- ment. Displacement 1170 cm Cylinder bore 101 mm Piston stroke 73 mm Compression ratio 12.0 : 1 Nominal output 81 kW, at engine speed: 7750 min...

  • Page 150: Fuel

    Premium unleaded (slight power- and consumption-related restrictions) 95 ROZ/RON 89 AKI with regular unleaded (RON 91) Regular unleaded (power- and consumption-re- lated restrictions) 91 ROZ/RON 87 AKI Usable fuel capacity approx. 33 l Reserve fuel approx. 4 l BMW recommends...

  • Page 151: Engine Oil

    Engine oil Engine oil, capacity max 4.0 l, with filter change of products recommended by BMW Motorrad and generally admissible viscosity classes Castrol GPS SAE 10W-40, API SG / JASO MA ~-20 °C SAE 5W-40, API SF / ACEA A2, or better ~-20 °C...

  • Page 152: Clutch

    Clutch Clutch type Single-plate dry clutch Transmission Gearbox type Helical 6-speed gearbox with integral reaction damper, claw-action shift by sliding sleeves Gearbox transmission ratios 1,737, Primary transmission ratio 2.375 (38:16 teeth), 1st gear 1.696 (39:23 teeth), 2nd gear 1.296 (35:27 teeth), 3rd gear 1.065 (33:31 teeth), 4th gear 0.939 (31:33 teeth), 5th gear 0.848 (28:33 teeth), 6th gear...

  • Page 153: Rear-wheel Drive

    2.910 (32:11 teeth) Running gear Front wheel Type of front suspension BMW Telelever, with anti-dive top fork bridge, leading link pivot-mounted on engine and tele- scopic forks, central spring strut supported by leading link and front frame Spring strut, front, type Central spring strut with coil spring and twin-tube gas-filled shock absorber;...

  • Page 154: Brakes

    Rear wheel Type of rear suspension Cast-aluminium single swinging arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever Type of rear suspension Central spring strut with coil spring, adjustable re- bound damping and hydraulically adjustable spring preload with Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) Central spring strut with coil spring, electrically...

  • Page 155: 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 Cross-spoked wheel with 40 spokes, MT H2 Front wheel rim size 2.50"...

  • Page 156: Electrics

    Electrics Electrical rating of on-board socket with extra socket max 5 A, Total for all sockets Fuses Electronic fuses protect 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.

  • Page 157

    Lighting Bulb for high-beam headlight H7 / 12 V / 55 W Bulbs for the low-beam headlight H7 / 12 V / 55 W Bulb for parking light W5W / 12 V / 5 W Bulb for tail light/brake light LED / 12 V Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front RY10W / 12 V / 10 W...

  • Page 158: Frame

    Frame Frame type Tubular steel front frame and rear frame, with load-bearing drive unit Type plate location On left side behind side cover VIN location Front frame top centre Dimensions Length of motorcycle 2240 mm, Across luggage carrier Height of motorcycle 1525 mm, Over windscreen, at DIN unladen weight Width of motorcycle...

  • Page 159: Weights

    Weights Unladen weight 256 kg, DIN unladen weight, ready for road 90 % load of fuel, without optional extras Permissible gross weight 475 kg Maximum payload 219 kg Riding specifications Top speed >200 km/h...

  • Page 161: Service

    Service BMW Motorrad service ... . 160 BMW Motorrad service quality ..160 BMW Motorrad mobility services - roadside assistance ....160 BMW Motorrad service network .

  • Page 162: 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 163: Network

    BMW Service place to look after you and your service is approaching, on the The BMW Service is carried out motorcycle in more than 100 basis of the programmed values. once a year; the extent of servi- countries.

  • Page 164: Ance Work

    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 165

    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 166

    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 167

    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 168

    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 169: 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 170

    Item Odometer Date reading...

  • Page 171: General Instructions

    Position on the motorcycle, 13 Stowage, 17 bulbs, 127 Removal, 130 Warning, charge current, 28 Replacing fuses for auxiliary Anti-theft alarm BMW Motorrad service, 160 headlights, 129 Telltale light, 18 Brake fluid Replacing high-beam headlight Warnings, 41 Reservoir, front, 13...

  • Page 172

    Electrics Frame Case Operation, 99 Technical data, 154 Technical data, 156 Emergency off switch (kill Front-wheel stand Checklist, 78 Installing, 121 switch), 16, 57 Clock, 22 Fuel Adjusting, 48 Engine Filler neck, 13 Starting, 78 Control, 18 Fill-level indicator, 22 Technical data, 147 Clutch Refuelling, 85...

  • Page 173

    Telltale lights, 22 High-beam headlight Lights Control, 14 Auxiliary headlights, 55 Underneath the seat, 17 Switching on, 55 Headlight flasher, 55 Grip heating Control, 16 Telltale light, 22 Parking light, 55 Horn, 14 Switching on high-beam headlight, 55 Handlebar fittings Switching on low-beam General view, left side , 14 Idle...

  • Page 174

    Multifunction display, 18 Side light Rear-wheel drive Overview, 22 Switching on, 55 Technical data, 151 Spark plugs Refuelling, 13, 85 Technical data, 154 Odometer and tripmeters, 22 Reserve volume Speedometer, 18 Warning, 27 Control, 18 Spring preload Residual range, 50 Operation, 49 Adjuster, front, 11 Rev.

  • Page 175

    Engine, 147 Turn indicators Warnings, 24 Control, left, 14 Engine oil, 149 With ABS, 31 Control, right, 16 Frame, 156 With anti-theft alarm, 41 Operation, 56 Fuel, 148 With ASC, 33 Telltale light, 22 Rear-wheel drive, 151 With on-board computer, 29 Type plate, 11 Running gear, 151 With RDC, 36...

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