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BMW Motorrad

The Ultimate Riding


Machine
Rider's Manual
G 650 Xmoto
Motorcycle data/dealership details

Motorcycle data Dealership details

Model Person to contact in Service department

Vehicle identification number Ms/Mr

Colour code Phone number

Date of first registration

Registration number Dealership address/phone number (com-


pany stamp)
Details described or illustrated
in this booklet may differ from
the motorcycle's actual specifica-
tion as purchased, the accessor-
ies fitted or the national-market
specification. No claims will be
entertained as a result of such
discrepancies.
Dimensions, weights, fuel con-
sumption and performance data
are quoted to the customary tol-
erances.
The right to modify designs,
equipment and accessories is
reserved.
Errors and omissions excepted.

© 2007 BMW Motorrad


Not to be reproduced either
wholly or in part without written
permission from BMW Motorrad,
After Sales.
Printed in Germany.
Important data for refuelling

Fuel
Recommended fuel grade 95 ROZ/RON, Super unleaded
Usable fuel capacity 9.5 l
Reserve fuel 2l
Tyre pressures
Tyre pressure, front 1.8 bar, one-up, tyre cold
1.9 bar, two-up and/or with lug-
gage, tyre cold
Tyre pressure, rear 2 bar, one-up, tyre cold
2 bar, two-up and/or with luggage,
tyre cold

BMW recommends

Order No. 01 41 7 706 801 *01407706800*


*01407706800*
05.2007, 2nd edition

*01407706800*
Welcome to BMW BMW Motorrad dealer will gladly
provide advice and assistance.
We congratulate you on your
choice of a motorcycle from We hope that you will enjoy rid-
BMW and welcome you to the ing your BMW and that all your
community of BMW riders. journeys will be pleasant and
Familiarise yourself with your new safe.
motorcycle so that you can ride it
safely and confidently in all traffic BMW Motorrad.
situations.
Please read this Rider's Manual
carefully before starting to use
your new BMW motorcycle. It
contains important information on
how to operate the controls and
how to make the best possible
use of all your BMW's technical
features.
In addition, it contains information
on maintenance and care to help
you maintain your motorcycle's
reliability and safety, as well as its
value.
If you have questions concerning
your motorcycle, your authorised
Table of Contents
You can also consult the index at 4 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 6 Engineering details . . . . . 51
the end of this Rider's Manual if Ignition switch and steering Brake system with BMW Mo-
you want to find a particular topic lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 torrad ABS OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
or item of information. Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . 28 7 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
1 General instructions . . . . . 5 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 General instructions . . . . . . . . . . 56
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Power socket OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Abbreviations and symbols . . . . 6 Emergency off switch (kill Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
8 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 BMW Motorrad ABS OE . . . . . . 33
Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Toolkit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
2 General views . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
General view, left side . . . . . . . . 11 Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
General view, right side . . . . . . 13 Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . . 14 Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Handlebar fitting, left . . . . . . . . . 15 Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Handlebar fitting, right . . . . . . . . 16 5 Riding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
3 Status indicators . . . . . . . 19 Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Standard warnings . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 BMW Motorrad auxiliary
ABS warnings OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Parking your motorcycle . . . . . 49 stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
BMW Motorrad front-wheel Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . 108
stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Wheels and tyres. . . . . . . . . . . 109
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Number-plate carrier . . . . . . . . . 94 Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
9 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Riding specifications . . . . . . . 113
Washing motorcycle. . . . . . . . . . 98 11 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Cleaning easily damaged BMW Motorrad service . . . . . 116
components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 BMW Motorrad service
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Protective wax coating . . . . . 100 BMW Motorrad Service
Laying up motorcycle . . . . . . 100 Card: on-the-spot break-
Restoring motorcycle to down assistance . . . . . . . . . . . 116
use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 BMW Motorrad service net-
10 Technical data . . . . . . . 101 work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . 102 Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . 117
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . 103 Confirmation of mainten-
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 ance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Confirmation of service . . . . . 123
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
General instructions

General instructions
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
1
5
Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

General instructions
Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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Overview Specific instructions on OE Optional extra
1 Chapter 2 of this Rider's Manu-
how to operate, control, ad- The motorcycles are as-
just or look after items of equip- sembled complete with
6 al will provide you with an initial
ment on the motorcycle. all the BMW optional ex-
overview of your motorcycle. All
Indicates the end of an tras originally ordered.
maintenance and repair work on
the motorcycle is documented in item of information.
OA Optional accessory
Chapter 11. This record of the You can obtain option-
Instruction.
General instructions

maintenance work you have had al accessories through


performed on your motorcycle is your authorised BMW
Result of an activity.
a precondition for generous treat- Motorrad dealer; optional
ment of goodwill claims. Reference to a page with accessories have to be
When the time comes to sell more detailed informa- retrofitted to the motor-
your BMW, please remember tion. cycle.
to hand over this Rider's Manu-
al; it is an important part of the Indicates the end of a ABS Anti-lock brake system
motorcycle. passage relating to spe-
z cific accessories or items Equipment
Abbreviations and of equipment.
When you ordered your BMW
symbols motorcycle, you chose various
Tightening torque.
Indicates warnings that you items of custom equipment. This
must comply with for reas- Rider's Manual describes option-
ons of your safety and the safety Item of technical data. al extras (OE) offered by BMW
of others, and to protect your and selected optional accessor-
motorcycle against damage. ies (OA). This explains why the
manual may also contain de-
scriptions of equipment which Currency
you have not ordered. Please
The high safety and quality 1
note, too, that your motorcycle
standards of BMW motorcycles 7
might not be exactly as illus-
are maintained by constant
trated in this manual on account
development work on designs,
of country-specific differences.
equipment and accessories.
If your BMW was supplied with
Because of this, your motorcycle
equipment not described in

General instructions
may differ from the information
this Rider's Manual, you will
supplied in the Rider's Manual.
find these features described in
Nor can BMW Motorrad entirely
separate manuals.
rule out errors and omissions.
We hope you will appreciate that
Technical data no claims can be entertained on
All dimensions, weights and the basis of the data, illustrations
power ratings stated in the or descriptions in this manual.
Rider's Manual are quoted to the
standards and comply with the
tolerance requirements of the z
Deutsche Institut für Normung
e.V. Versions for individual
countries may differ.
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1

General instructions
General views

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

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2
10

General views
General view, left side
1 Adjuster for damping char- 2
acteristic, front suspen- 11
sion (compression stage)
( 36)
2 Adjuster for spring preload,
rear ( 34)

General views
3 Power socket OE ( 56)
4 Adjuster for damping char-
acteristic, rear suspension
( 37)
5 Coolant-level indicator
( 67)
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2
12

General views
General view, right side
1 Seat lock ( 38) 2
2 Fuel filler neck ( 50) 13
3 Brake-fluid reservoir, front
( 65)
4 Adjuster for damping char-
acteristic, front suspension

General views
(rebound stage) ( 35)
5 ABS fuses, behind the side
panel ( 81)
6 Brake-fluid reservoir, rear
( 66)

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Underneath the seat
2 1 Toolkit ( 60)
14 2 Rider's Manual
3 Fuse box ( 80)
4 Oil dipstick and engine-oil
filler neck ( 61)
General views

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Handlebar fitting, left
1 Headlight flasher 2
2 Operating the ABS OE 15
( 33)
3 Switch for flashing turn in-
dicators ( 32)
4 Horn

General views
5 High-beam headlight
( 31)

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Handlebar fitting, right
2 1 Emergency off switch (kill
16 switch) ( 32)
2 Starter button ( 44)
General views

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Instrument cluster
1 Set the clock ( 29) 2
Reset the tripmeter ( 29) 17
2 Telltale lights ( 20)
3 Multifunction display
( 20)
4 Select readings ( 28)

General views
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Headlight
2
18

General views

1 Low-beam and high-beam


headlights
2 Side light
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Status indicators

Status indicators
Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
3
19
Standard warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
ABS warnings OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Status indicators
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Status indicators Telltale lights Standard warnings
3 Multifunction display Mode of presentation
20

Status indicators

1 Flashing turn indicators, left


2 Flashing turn indicators, Warnings are indicated by warn-
1 Speedometer
right ing lights 1.
2 Odometer, clock or battery
3 Idle The possible warnings are listed
voltage ( 28)
4 High-beam headlight on the next page.
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Warnings, overview
Meaning 3
Lights up Fuel down to reserve ( 22) 21

Lights up Insufficient engine oil pressure ( 22)

Status indicators
Lights up Coolant temperature too high ( 22)

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Fuel down to reserve Insufficient engine oil Do not continue your journey.
3 Warning light for fuel down pressure Have the fault rectified as
to reserve lights up. Warning light for oil pres- quickly as possible by a
22
sure shows. specialist workshop, preferably
Lack of fuel can result in
The oil pressure in the lube-oil an authorised BMW Motorrad
the engine misfiring and
system is too low. Stop immedi- dealer.
cutting out unexpectedly. Mis-
ately and switch off the engine if
firing can damage the catalytic Coolant temperature too high
the warning light shows.
Status indicators

converter; a hazardous situation


The insufficient oil pres- Warning light for coolant
can result if the engine cuts out
sure warning does not fulfil temperature shows.
unexpectedly.
Do not run the fuel tank dry. the function of an oil gauge. The Continuing to ride when the
only way of checking whether engine is overheated could
Possible cause: The fuel tank the oil level is correct is to check
contains no more than the re- result in engine damage.
with the oil dipstick. You must comply with the in-
serve quantity of fuel.
Possible cause: Engine-oil level structions below.
z Reserve fuel too low. Possible cause: Coolant level too
Check the engine oil level low.
( 61) Check the coolant level ( 67)
2l
If the oil level is too low: If the coolant level is too low:
Refuelling ( 50) Top up the engine oil ( 63) Topping up coolant ( 68)
If the engine oil level is correct: Possible cause: Radiator fan de-
Riding when engine-oil fective.
pressure is low can result
in engine damage.
If the radiator fan does not start ABS warnings OE
even though the coolant-temper-
Mode of presentation 3
ature warning light shows:
Have the fault rectified as 23
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.

Status indicators
Possible cause: Insufficient cool-
ing.
If possible, ride in the part-load
range to cool down the engine. ABS warnings are indicated by
In traffic jams, switch off the ABS warning light 1.
engine, but leave the ignition The detailed descriptions start on
switched on so that the radiat- page ( 52), and you will find
or fan continues to operate. z
an overview listing the possible
If the coolant temperature is warnings on the next page.
frequently too high, have the
fault rectified as soon as pos-
sible by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Warnings, overview
3 Meaning
24 Flashes Self-diagnosis not completed ( 25)

Lights up ABS deactivated ( 25)


Status indicators

Lights up ABS fault ( 25)

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Self-diagnosis not completed ABS fault
ABS warning light flashes. ABS warning light shows. 3
25
The ABS function is not The ABS control unit has detec-
available, because self- ted a fault. The ABS function is
diagnosis did not complete. The not available.
motorcycle has to move forward You can continue to ride. Bear

Status indicators
a few metres for the wheel in mind that the ABS function
sensors to be tested. is not available. Bear in mind
Pull away slowly. Bear in mind the more detailed information
that the ABS function is not on situations that can lead to
available until self-diagnosis has an ABS fault ( 53).
completed. Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
ABS deactivated specialist workshop, preferably
ABS warning light shows. an authorised BMW Motorrad z
dealer.
The rider has switched off the
ABS system.
with OE BMW Motorrad ABS:
Activate the ABS function
( 33)
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3
26

Status indicators
Operation

Operation
Ignition switch and steering lock . . . . . 28
4
27
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Operation
Emergency off switch (kill switch) . . . . 32
BMW Motorrad ABS OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 z
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Ignition switch and Pre-ride check is performed. Locking handlebars
4 steering lock ( 45)
28 Keys with OE BMW Motorrad ABS:
You receive one master key and Turn the key to position 1.
one spare key. ABS self-diagnosis is
Ignition switch and steering lock, performed in addition to
tank filler cap lock and seat lock the checks outlined above.
Operation

are all operated with the same ( 46)


key.
Switching off ignition
Switching on ignition Turn the handlebars all the way
z to the left
Turn the key to position 3,
while moving the handlebars
slightly.
Ignition, lights and all function
circuits switched off.
Handlebars locked.
Key can be removed.
Turn the key to position 2. Multifunction display
Turn the key to position 1. Lights switched off.
Side light and all function cir- Handlebars not locked. Selecting readings
cuits switched on. Key can be removed. Switch on the ignition.
Engine can be started.
If the motorcycle is to re-
main abroad for a lengthy 4
period, you can have the display
readouts changed from miles to 29
kilometres or vice versa, if neces-
sary. Under these circumstances
consult a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW

Operation
Motorrad dealer.
The display starts with the cur- Press and hold down button 1.
rent value and each time the but- The tripmeter is reset to zero.
ton is pressed it moves one step z
through the following sequence: Setting clock
Odometer (ODO) Switch on the ignition.
Tripmeter 1 (Trip I) You can make this adjust-
Tripmeter 2 (Trip II) ment only when the motor-
Clock cycle is at a standstill.
Battery voltage
Select the clock.
Press button 1. Resetting tripmeter
Switch on the ignition.
Select the desired tripmeter.
The procedure is also termin-
4 ated if speed is greater than
zero.
30
Battery voltage
Operation

Press and hold down button 1. When the hours reading is cor-
Hours reading 3 shows. rect wait briefly.
z Press button 1. Minutes reading 4 shows.
The hours reading increments Press button 1.
by one each time you press The minutes reading incre-
the button. ments by one each time you The battery-voltage reading 1
Press button 2. press the button. appears together with the battery
The hours reading decrements Press button 2. symbol 2.
by one each time you press The minutes reading decre-
the button. ments by one each time you Lights
press the button. Side light
When the minutes reading is The side lights switch on auto-
correct wait briefly. matically when the ignition is
The clock is now set and the switched on.
time appears on the display.
The side lights place High-beam headlight Headlight flasher
a strain on the battery. 4
Do not switch the ignition
on for longer than absolutely 31
necessary.

Low-beam headlight
The low-beam headlight switches

Operation
on automatically when the igni-
tion is switched on.
The low-beam headlight Push full-beam headlight Press headlight flasher but-
places a strain on the bat- switch 1 up. ton 1. z
tery. Do not switch the ignition High-beam headlight switched The high-beam headlight is
on for longer than absolutely on. switched on until you release
necessary. Push full-beam headlight the button.
switch 1 down.
High-beam headlight switched
off.
Turn indicators Push the turn-indicator button Do not operate the kill switch
4 Operating flashing turn
forward. when riding.
Flashing turn indicators The emergency off switch is a
32 indicators switched off. kill switch for switching off the
Turn indicator telltale light is engine quickly and easily.
off.

Emergency off switch


Operation

(kill switch)

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Push turn-indicator button 1 to
the left.
Left-hand turn indicators - Switch in normal position:
switched on. operating position.
Telltale light for left-hand turn - Switch actuated: engine
indicators flashes. switched off.
Push the turn-indicator button 1 Emergency off switch (kill
to the right. switch) You cannot start the engine
Right-hand turn indicators unless the kill switch is in
switched on. Operating the kill switch the run position.
Telltale light for right-hand turn when riding can cause
indicator flashes. the rear wheel to lock and thus
cause a fall.
BMW Motorrad ABS OE ABS warning light remains switching the ignition off and
Deactivating ABS function
ON. then on again. 4
If you switch the ignition off 33
Switch on the ignition, or bring Activating ABS function then on again and the ABS
the motorcycle to a stop.
light comes back on, there is a
fault in the ABS.

Mirrors

Operation
Adjusting mirrors

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Press and hold down ABS but-
ton 1.
Press and hold down ABS but-
ABS warning light goes out;
ton 1.
if self-diagnosis has not
ABS warning light starts to
completed it starts flashing.
show.
Release the ABS button within
Release the ABS button within five seconds. Turn the mirror to the correct
five seconds. The ABS warning light remains position.
The ABS function is deactiv- off or continues to flash.
ated. The ABS function is activated.
Instead of pressing the ABS
button, you have the option of
Adjusting mirror arm Spring preload
4 Adjustment for rear
34 suspension
It is essential to set spring pre-
load of the rear suspension to
suit the load carried by the mo-
torcycle. Increase spring preload
Operation

when the motorcycle is heavily


loaded and reduce spring preload
accordingly when the motorcycle Your motorcycle's hand-
Slacken nut 1. ling will suffer if you do not
is lightly loaded.
z Turn the mirror arm to the ap- match the spring-preload and
propriate position. Adjusting spring preload damping-characteristic settings.
Tighten the nut to the spe- for rear wheel Adjust the damping characteristic
cified tightening torque, while to suit spring preload.
Make sure the ground is level
holding the mirror arm to en- and firm and place the motor- Adjusting spring preload
sure that it does not move out cycle on its stand. while the motorcycle is be-
of position. ing ridden can lead to accidents.
Union nut, mirror Do not attempt to adjust spring
preload unless the motorcycle is
at a standstill.
20 Nm Note that there is a danger
of coming into contact with
the hot exhaust silencer when
you turn the knob.
Allow the silencer to cool. Damping Adjusting rebound stage
Adjust spring preload by turn- Adjustment for front for front wheel 4
ing knob 1. suspension Make sure the ground is level 35
If you want to increase spring and firm and place the motor-
You can fine-tune the suspension
preload, turn the knob toward cycle on its stand.
to the road surface by adjusting
HARD.
both the compression-stage and
If you want to reduce spring rebound-stage damping charac-

Operation
preload, turn the knob toward teristics of the telescopic forks.
SOFT. The rebound-stage setting con-
Basic setting of spring trols the way the suspension re-
preload, rear acts as it extends, whereas the
compression-stage setting influ- z
Turn the knob as far as it ences compression of the front
will go in the "SOFT" direc- forks under load.
tion and then turn it 10 full The harder the setting, the more
turns in the "HARD" direc- the movement that the forks can You adjust the rebound-stage
tion. (Full load of fuel, with make to absorb surface irreg- characteristic by turning adjust-
rider 85 kg) ularities is damped. When you ing screw 1.
choose a soft setting the forks
respond all the more rapidly to
surface irregularities.
Adjusting compression adjusting screw in the + direc-
4 stage for front wheel tion.
If you want softer damping, use
36 a screwdriver to turn the ad-
justing screw in the - direction.
Compression stage, basic
setting, front
Operation

Turn adjusting screw as far


If you want harder damping, as it will go in the "+" dir-
use a screwdriver to turn the ection, then back it off 11
z adjusting screw in the + direc- clicks in the "-" direction.
Adjust the compression stage
tion. by turning adjusting screw 1.
If you want softer damping, use Adjustment for rear
a screwdriver to turn the ad- suspension
justing screw in the - direction. Damping must be adapted to suit
Rebound stage, basic spring preload and the surface on
setting, front which the motorcycle is ridden.
An increase in spring preload re-
Turn adjusting screw as far quires firmer damping, a reduc-
as it will go in the "+" dir- tion in spring preload requires
ection, then back it off 11 softer damping.
clicks in the "-" direction. The harder the setting, the more
If you want harder damping, the movement that the spring
use a screwdriver to turn the strut can make to absorb sur-
face irregularities is damped.
When you choose a soft setting Adjust damping by turning Tyres
the spring strut responds all the nut 1.
Checking tyre pressures 4
more rapidly to surface irregularit- If you want to increase damp-
ies. ing, turn nut 1 in direction A. Make sure the ground is level 37
If you want to reduce damping, and firm and place the motor-
Adjusting damping for turn nut 1 in direction B. cycle on its stand.
rear wheel Incorrect tyre pressures im-
Make sure the ground is level pair the motorcycle's hand-

Operation
and firm and place the motor- ling characteristics and increase
cycle on its stand. the rate of tyre wear.
Always check that the tyre pres-
sures are correct.
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At high road speeds, tyre
valves have a tendency to
open as a result of centrifugal
force.
Rebound stage, basic Fit metal valve caps with rubber
setting, rear seals and screw them on firmly
to prevent sudden deflation.
Turn the bottom knob as Check tyre pressures against
There is a risk of injury far as it will go in the A dir- the data below.
by burns if you adjust the ection, then back it off 13
damping characteristic while the clicks in the B direction. (Full Tyre pressure, front
end silencer is hot. load of fuel, with rider 85 kg)
Use a screwdriver extension and
wear protective gloves. 1.8 bar (one-up, tyre cold)
Tyre pressure, front
Headlight beam throw and
4 spring preload
38 Headlight beam throw is gener-
1.9 bar (two-up and/or with ally kept constant when spring
luggage, tyre cold) preload is adjusted to suit load.
Spring preload adjustment might
Tyre pressure, rear not suffice only if the motorcycle
Operation

is very heavily loaded. Under


these circumstances, headlight
2 bar (one-up, tyre cold)
beam throw has to be adjusted Headlight beam throw can be ad-
2 bar (two-up and/or with to suit the weight carried by the justed by means of screws 2 on
luggage, tyre cold) motorcycle. the left and right behind the side
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If tyre pressure is too low: Consult a specialist work- panels, and screw 3. This adjust-
Correct tyre pressure. shop, preferably an au- ment should be carried out by a
thorised BMW Motorrad deal- specialist workshop, preferably an
Headlight er, if you are unsure whether authorised BMW Motorrad deal-
the headlight basic setting is er.
Adjusting headlight for
driving on right/driving on correct.
Seat
left
Removing seat
The motorcycle's headlight beam
is symmetric, so there is no need Make sure the ground is level
for modification if you intend rid- and firm and place the motor-
ing in a country where the op- cycle on its stand.
posite rule of the road applies.
Place the seat, upholstered The seat engages with an aud-
side down, on a clean surface. ible click. 4
Check that the seat is secure.
Installing seat 39

Operation
Use the ignition key to turn
seat lock 1 counter-clockwise
and hold it in this position. z
If too much pressure is ap-
plied in the forward direc-
tion, there is a danger that the
motorcycle will be pushed off its
stand.
Always make sure that the
motorcycle is stable and firmly
supported.
Push seat 2 forward into
Lift seat 2 at the rear and re- mount 3.
lease the key. Firmly press down on the seat
Remove the seat. at the rear.
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Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
5
41
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

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Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Parking your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 z
Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Safety instructions Settings of the spring-strut and Do not ride your motorcycle after
5 Rider's equipment
shock-absorber system consuming alcohol, drugs and/or
Imbalanced load medication.
42 Do not ride without the correct Loose clothing
clothing. Always wear: Insufficient tyre pressure Risk of poisoning
Helmet Poor tyre tread Exhaust fumes contain carbon
Motorcycling jacket and Etc. monoxide, which is colourless
trousers and odourless but highly toxic.
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Gloves Correct loading Inhaling the exhaust fumes


Boots Overloading and imbal- therefore represents a
z anced loads can adversely health hazard and can even
This applies even to short jour-
neys, and to every season of the affect the motorcycle's handling. cause loss of consciousness with
year. Your authorised BMW Mo- Do not exceed the permissible fatal consequences.
torrad dealer will be glad to ad- gross weight and be sure to Do not inhale exhaust fumes.
vise you on the correct clothing comply with the instructions on Do not run the engine in an en-
for every purpose. loading. closed space.

Speed Alcohol and drugs High voltage


If you ride at high speed, always Even small amounts of Touching live parts of the
bear in mind that various bound- alcohol or drugs will ad- ignition system with the
ary conditions can adversely af- versely affect your perception engine running can cause electric
fect the handling of your motor- and your ability to assess situ- shock.
cycle: ations and make decisions, and Do not touch parts of the igni-
slow down your reflexes. Med- tion system when the engine is
ication can exacerbate these ef- running.
fects.
Catalytic converter Risk of fire Tampering with the
If misfiring causes unburned fuel Temperatures at the exhaust are control unit of the 5
to enter the catalytic converter, high. electronic engine- 43
there is a danger of overheating Flammable materials (e.g. management system
and damage. hay, leaves, grass, clothing Tampering with the engine
For this reason, observe the fol- and luggage, etc.) could ignite control unit can damage
lowing points: if allowed to come into contact the motorcycle and cause acci-
Do not run the fuel tank dry.

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with the hot exhaust pipe. dents.
Do not attempt to start or run Do not permit flammable materi- Do not tamper with the engine
the engine with a spark-plug als to come into contact with the
cap disconnected.
control unit. z
hot exhaust system.
Stop the engine immediately if Tampering with the engine
it misfires. Cooling would be control unit can result in
inadequate if the engine mechanical loads that the mo-
Use only unleaded fuel.
were allowed to idle for a lengthy torcycle's components are not
Comply with all specified main-
period with the motorcycle at designed to withstand. Damage
tenance intervals.
a standstill: overheating would caused in this way is not covered
Unburned fuel will destroy result. In extreme cases, the by the warranty.
the catalytic converter. motorcycle could catch fire. Do not tamper with the engine
Note the points listed for protec- Do not allow the engine to idle control unit.
tion of the catalytic converter. unnecessarily. Ride away imme-
diately after starting the engine.
Checklist Starting Starting engine.
5 Use the following checklist to Side stand
44 check important functions, set- You cannot start the motorcycle
tings and wear limits before you with the side stand extended and
ride off. a gear engaged. The engine will
Brakes switch itself off if you start it with
Brake-fluid levels, front and rear the gearbox in neutral and then
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Clutch engage a gear before retracting


Clutch fluid level the side stand.
z Shock absorber setting and
spring preload Gearbox Kill switch in operating position
Tyre-tread depth and tyre You can start the engine when (run).
pressures the gearbox is in neutral or if you Gearbox lubrication is en-
Cases correctly installed and pull the clutch with a gear en- sured only when the engine
luggage secured gaged. is running. Inadequate lubrica-
tion can result in damage to the
At regular intervals:
gearbox.
Engine oil level (every refuelling
Do not allow the motorcycle to
stop)
roll for a lengthy period of time or
Brake-pad wear (every third push it a long distance with the
refuelling stop) engine switched off.
Switch on the ignition.
Pre-ride check is performed.
( 45)
with OE BMW Motorrad ABS: The engine starts.
Switch on the ignition. Consult the troubleshooting 5
Pre-ride check is performed. chart below if the engine re-
fuses to start. ( 102) 45
( 45)
ABS self-diagnosis is
Pre-ride check
performed. ( 46)
The instrument cluster runs a
Wait until the warning light for test of the instruments and the

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the coolant temperature stops warning lights and telltale lights
flashing. and the display when the igni-
Press starter button 1.
The idle actuator is posi- tion is switched on. This test is z
If ambient temperatures are known as the "Pre-Ride-Check".
tioned after you switch on
very low, you might find it Phase 1
the ignition. The coolant-tem-
necessary to open the throttle
perature warning light flashes All the telltale and warning lights
slightly when starting the engine.
if the idle actuator has not cor- are switched on briefly, along
At ambient temperatures below
rectly positioned before the pre- with all the segments of the mul-
0 °C, disengage the clutch after
ride check completes. In order tifunction display.
switching on the ignition.
to avoid subsequent problems,
wait for this process to complete If the engine fails to start Phase 2
before proceeding. even though the starter The tyre parameters stored in
turns, insufficient battery voltage the memory of the instrument
might be causing the problem. cluster appear briefly on the dis-
Recharge the battery before you play.
start the engine, or use jump The instrument cluster then
leads and a donor battery to reverts to its normal operating
start. mode.
If a warning light or telltale light few metres for the wheel sensors You can continue to ride. Bear
5 did not show as specified above to be tested. in mind that the ABS function
or if a segment or segments of Phase 1 is not available.
46 Have the fault rectified as
the multifunction display failed to Test of the diagnosis-compat-
light up: ible system components with quickly as possible by a
the motorcycle at a standstill. specialist workshop, preferably
Some malfunctions cannot
ABS warning light flashes. an authorised BMW Motorrad
be indicated if one of the
dealer.
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warning lights fails to show.


Make sure that all the warning
and telltale lights come on in the Phase 2 Running in
z Test of the wheel sensors as The first 1000 km
pre-ride check.
the motorcycle pulls away from While running in the motor-
Have the fault rectified as
rest. cycle, vary the throttle opening
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably ABS warning light flashes. and engine-speed range fre-
an authorised BMW Motorrad quently.
dealer. Try to do most of your rid-
ABS self-diagnosis ing during this initial period on
ABS self-diagnosis OE completed twisting, fairly hilly roads, avoid-
BMW Motorrad ABS performs The ABS warning light goes ing high-speed main roads and
self-diagnosis to ensure its op- out. highways if possible.
erability. Self-diagnosis is per- If an indicator showing an ABS Exceeding the specified en-
formed automatically when you fault appears when ABS self-dia- gine speeds while running
switch on the ignition. The mo- gnosis completes: in will lead to increased engine
torcycle has to move forward a wear.
Keep to the specified engine km. You can compensate for Brakes
speeds for running in. this initial reduction in braking
How can stopping 5
During the running-in phase, efficiency by exerting greater
pressure on the levers. distance be minimised? 47
do not exceed the speed limits
Each time the brakes are applied,
specified for the various gears. New brake pads can ex-
a load distribution shift takes
tend stopping distance by a
Maximum speeds during place with the load shifting for-
significant margin.
running-in period ward from the rear to the front
Apply the brakes in good time.

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wheel. The sharper the motor-
max 35 km/h (1st gear) cycle decelerates, the more load
Tyres
max 55 km/h (2nd gear) is shifted to the front wheel. The z
New tyres have a smooth sur- higher the wheel load, the more
max 75 km/h (3rd gear) face. This must be roughened by braking force can be transmitted
max 95 km/h (4th gear) riding in a restrained manner at without the wheel locking.
various heel angles until the tyres
max 110 km/h (5th gear) To optimise stopping distance,
are run in. This running in pro-
No full-load acceleration. apply the front brakes rapidly and
cedure is essential if the tyres are
Avoid low engine speeds at full keep on increasing the force you
to achieve maximum grip.
load. apply to the brake lever. This
Tyres do not have their full makes the best possible use
Do not omit the first inspection
grip when new and there of the dynamic increase in load
after 500 - 1200 km.
is a risk of accidents at extreme at the front wheel. Remember
Brake pads angles of heel. to pull the clutch at the same
Avoid extreme angles of heel. time. In the "panic braking situ-
New brake pads must "bed
down" and therefore do not ations" that are trained so fre-
achieve their optimum friction quently braking force is applied
levels during the first 500 as rapidly as possible and with
the rider's full force applied to Wet brakes Oil or grease on brakes
5 the brake levers; under these cir- After the motorcycle has Oil and grease on the brake
cumstances the dynamic shift been washed, ridden
48 discs and pads considerably
in load distribution cannot keep through water or ridden in diminish braking efficiency.
pace with the increase in de- the rain, the brake discs and Especially after repair and main-
celeration and the tyres cannot pads might be wet and the tenance work, make sure that the
transmit the full braking force to brakes might not take effect brake discs and brake pads are
the surface of the road. ABS has
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immediately. free of oil and grease.


to intervene to keep the front
Apply the brakes in good time
wheel from locking; this increases Dirt or mud on brakes
until the brakes have dried out.
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When riding on loose sur-
Descending mountain Salt on brakes faces or muddy roads, the
passes The brakes may fail to take brakes may fail to take effect
effect immediately if the immediately because of dirt or
There is a danger of the
motorcycle was ridden on salt- moisture on the discs or brake
brakes fading if you use
covered roads and the brakes pads.
only the rear brakes when des-
were not applied for some time. Apply the brakes in good time
cending mountain passes. Under
Apply the brakes in good time until the brakes have been
extreme conditions, the brakes
until the salt layer on the brake cleaned.
could overheat and suffer severe
discs and brake pads has been The brake pads will wear
damage.
removed. more rapidly if you ride fre-
Use both front and rear brakes,
and make use of the engine's quently on unsurfaced tracks or
braking effect as well. poor roads.
Check the thickness of the brake
pads more frequently and replace motorcycle with the side stand On a gradient, the motor-
the brake pads in good time. extended. cycle should always face 5
Slowly lean the motorcycle to uphill; select 1st gear.
Parking your 49
the side until its weight is taken Lock the steering lock.
motorcycle by the stand and dismount to
the left. Removing motorcycle
Placing motorcycle on
from side stand
side stand If the motorcycle is on the

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side stand, the surface of Unlock the steering lock.
If the ground is soft or un- From the left, grip the handle-
the ground will determine wheth-
even, there is no guaran- bars with both hands.
er it is better to turn the handle- z
tee that the motorcycle will rest
bars to the left or right. However, Pull the handbrake lever.
firmly on the stand.
the motorcycle is more stable on Swing your right leg over the
Always check that the ground
a level surface with the handle- seat and lift the motorcycle to
under the stand is level and
bars turned to the left than with the upright position.
firm.
the handlebars turned to the Hold the motorcycle upright
Switch off the engine. right. and balanced.
Pull the handbrake lever. On level ground, always turn the An extended side stand can
Hold the motorcycle upright handlebars to the left to set the catch on the ground when
and balanced. steering lock. the motorcycle is moving and
Use your left foot to extend the Turn the handlebars to full left lead to a fall.
side stand fully. Retract the side stand before
or right lock.
The side stand is designed Check that the motorcycle is moving the motorcycle.
to support only the weight standing firmly. Sit on the motorcycle and use
of the motorcycle. your left foot to retract the side
Do not lean or sit on the stand.
Refuelling Make sure the ground is level
Recommended fuel
5 Fuel is highly flammable. A
and firm and place the motor-
grade
cycle on its stand.
50 naked flame close to the
fuel tank can cause a fire or ex- 95 ROZ/RON (Super un-
plosion. leaded)
Do not smoke. Never bring a
Usable fuel capacity
naked flame near the fuel tank.
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Fuel expands when hot.


Fuel escaping from an 9.5 l
z overfilled tank could make its way
onto the rear tyre. This could Reserve fuel
cause a fall.
Do not fill the tank past the bot- Open fuel tank cap 1 with 2l
tom edge of the filler neck. the ignition key by turning it Place the fuel tank cap in posi-
Fuel attacks plastics, which counter-clockwise. tion in the filler neck.
become dull or unsightly. Remove the fuel tank cap. Close the fuel tank cap with
Wipe off plastic parts immediately Refuel with fuel of the grade the ignition key by turning it
if they come into contact with stated below; do not fill the clockwise.
fuel. tank past the bottom edge of
the filler neck.
Leaded fuel will destroy the
catalytic converter.
Use only unleaded fuel.
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Engineering details
Brake system with BMW Motorrad
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ABS OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 51

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Brake system with to turn and directional stability is registers the actual circum-
6 BMW Motorrad ABS OE is maintained irrespective of the stances, the system reacts in-
condition of the road surface. stantly and adjusts braking force
52 How does ABS work? accordingly to achieve optimum
The amount of braking force that What are the effects of braking.
can be transferred to the road surface irregularities?
depends on factors hat include Humps and surface irregularit- Rear wheel lift
the coefficient of friction of the ies can cause the wheels to lose Even under severe braking, a
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road surface. Loose stones, ice contact temporarily with the road high level of tyre grip can mean
and snow or a wet road all have surface; if this happens the brak- that the front wheel does not
much lower coefficients of fric- ing force that can be transmit- lock up until very late, if at all.
tion than a clean, dry asphalt sur- ted to the road can drop to zero. Consequently, ABS does not in-
face. The lower the coefficient If the brakes are applied under tervene until very late, if at all.
of friction, the longer the braking these circumstances the ABS Under these circumstances the
distance. has to reduce braking force to rear wheel can lift off the ground,
If the rider increases braking ensure that directional stability and the outcome can be a high-
pressure to the extent that brak- is maintained when the wheels siding situation in which the mo-
z ing force exceeds the maxim- regain contact with the road sur- torcycle can flip over.
um transferrable limit, the wheels face. At this instant the BMW Severe braking can cause
start to lock and the motorcycle Motorrad ABS must assume an the rear wheel to lift off the
loses its directional stability; a fall extremely low coefficient of fric- ground.
is imminent. Before this situation tion, so that the wheels will con- When you brake, bear in mind
can occur, ABS intervenes and tinue to rotate under all imagin- that ABS control cannot be relied
adapts braking pressure to the able circumstances, because this on in all circumstances to prevent
maximum transferrable braking is the precondition for ensuring the rear wheel from lifting clear of
force, so the wheels continue directional stability. As soon as the ground.
What is the design riding conditions can lead to a What significance
baseline for BMW fault message being issued. devolves on regular 6
Motorrad ABS? Exceptional riding maintenance?
conditions: 53
Within the limits imposed by Invariably, a technical sys-
physics, BMW Motorrad ABS en- Riding for a lengthy period with
tem cannot perform beyond
sures directional stability on any the front wheel lifted off the
the abilities dictated by its level
surface. The system is not op- ground (wheelie).
of maintenance.
Rear wheel rotating with the

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timised for special requirements In order to ensure that the BMW
that apply under extreme com- motorcycle held stationary by
Motorrad ABS is always main-
petitive situations off-road or on applying the front brake (burn-
tained in optimum condition, it
the track. out).
is essential for you to comply
Heating up with the motorcycle
strictly with the specified inspec-
Special situations on the centre stand or an auxil-
tion intervals.
The speeds of the front and rear iary stand, engine idling or with
wheels are compared as one a gear engaged. Reserves for safety
means of detecting a wheel's Rear wheel locked for a lengthy
The potentially shorter braking
incipient tendency to lock. If the period, for example while des- z
distances which BMW Motorrad
system registers implausible val- cending off-road.
ABS permits must not be used
ues for a lengthy period the ABS as an excuse for careless riding.
If a fault message is issued on
function is deactivated for safety ABS is primarily a means of en-
account of exceptional riding
reasons and an ABS fault mes- suring a safety margin in genuine
conditions as outlined above, you
sage is issued. Self-diagnos- emergencies.
can reactivate the ABS function
is has to complete before fault Take care when cornering. When
by switching the ignition off and
messages can be issued.
on again. you apply the brakes on a corner,
In addition to problems with the the motorcycle's weight and
BMW Motorrad ABS, exceptional
momentum take over and even
6 BMW Motorrad ABS is unable to
counteract their effects.
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Accessories

Accessories
General instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
7
55
Power socket OE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Accessories
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General instructions without constituting a safety haz- Power socket OE
7 BMW Motorrad recommends
ard. Country-specific official au-
Ratings
thorisation does not suffice as
56 the use of parts and accessories
assurance. Tests conducted by
for your motorcycle that are ap-
these instances cannot make
proved by BMW for this purpose.
provision for all operating con-
Genuine BMW parts and ac-
ditions experienced by BMW mo-
cessories and other products
torcycles and, consequently, they
Accessories

which BMW has approved can


are not sufficient in some circum-
be obtained from your authorised
stances.
BMW Motorrad dealer, together
Use only parts and accessor-
with expert advice on their install-
ies approved by BMW for your
ation and use.
motorcycle. Do not attempt to connect a load
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Whenever you are planning that would exceed the maximum
been tested by BMW for safety,
function and suitability. BMW modifications, comply with all amperage stated in the technical
the legal requirements. Make data for on-board socket 1.
accepts product liability for them.
Conversely, BMW is unable to sure that the motorcycle does
Operating electrical
accept any liability whatsoever not infringe national road-vehicle
construction and use regulations. accessories
for parts and accessories which it
has not approved. Electrically powered accessories
inevitably place a strain on the
BMW Motorrad cannot battery. It is essential to ensure
assess each non-BMW that the battery retains its ability
product to determine wheth- to start the engine.
er it can be used on or in con-
nection with BMW motorcycles
Cable routing Set spring preload, damping
The cables from the power sock- characteristic and tyre pres- 7
et to the auxiliary device must be sures to suit total weight.
Note the maximum permissible 57
routed in such a way that they:
Do not impede the rider payload of the luggage carrier.
Do not restrict or obstruct the Loading luggage carrier
steering angle and handling
characteristics

Accessories
Cannot be trapped max 5 kg

Incorrectly routed cables


can impede the rider.
Route the cables as described
above. z

Luggage
Correct loading
Overloading and imbal-
anced loads can adversely
affect the motorcycle's handling.
Do not exceed the permissible
gross weight and be sure to
comply with the instructions on
loading.
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58

Accessories
Maintenance

Maintenance
Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
8
59
Toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Maintenance
Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Number-plate carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 z
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Chain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
BMW Motorrad auxiliary stand . . . . . . . 77
BMW Motorrad front-wheel
stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Notes Toolkit 5 Screwdriver handle
8 The Maintenance chapter de- Standard on-board toolkit Holder for screwdriver blade 9
60 scribes straightforward proced-
ures for checking and replacing
certain wear parts.
Special tightening torques are lis-
ted as applicable. The tightening
Maintenance

torques for the threaded fasten-


ers on your motorcycle are listed
in the section entitled "Technical
data".
You will find information on more
extensive maintenance and re- 1 Fuse puller 6 3 mm Allen key
z pair work in the Repair Manual Replacing fuses Replacing headlight bulb
on DVD/CD-ROM (RepROM) for
2 Open-ended spanner, w/f 7 4 mm Allen key
your motorcycle, which is avail-
8/10 Removing and installing body
able from your authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer. Adjusting chain tension panels
3 Open-ended spanner, w/f 8 6 mm Allen key
Some of the work calls for spe-
14 Adjusting headlight beam throw
cial tools and a thorough know-
ledge of motorcycles. If you Adjusting mirror arm
are in doubt consult a specialist 9 Screwdriver blade
4 Open-ended spanner, w/f Star-head and flat-tip blade
workshop, preferably your author- 15
ised BMW Motorrad dealer. Adjusting rear suspension
Adjusting mirror arm damping
10 Screwdriver, small 3 Ring spanner, w/f 26
Replacing turn indicator bulbs Removing and installing wheels 8
On-board toolkit service 4 Electric torch 61
kit LED bulb
Your authorised BMW Motor-
5 3x socket
rad dealer can provide the on-
board toolkit service kit that you Adjusting chain tension

Maintenance
will need if you are considering 6 Adapter
undertaking more extensive work. 1 Extending tool holder Adapter for 1/4" bits
You will find information on un- Adapters to accommodate all 9x12 mm and 3/8" swivel ad-
dertaking work of this nature in tools apters
the Repair Manual on the CD or Removing and installing spark
DVD also obtainable from your plugs Engine oil z
authorised BMW Motorrad deal-
er. 2 1/4" bits Checking engine oil level
Star-head The engine can seize if the
Plain-tip oil level is low, and this can
Adapter, 1/4" hex to 1/4"square lead to accidents.
2x hexagon socket wrench in- Always make sure that the oil
sert level is correct.
Allen keys, 3 mm, 4 mm and The oil level varies with the
6 mm temperature of the oil. The
higher the temperature, the high-
er the level of oil in the sump.
Checking the oil level with the Turn the oil dipstick clockwise
8 engine cold or after no more than to install.
a short ride will lead to misinter- Remove the oil dipstick and
62 pretation; this in turn, means that check the oil level.
the engine will be operated with
the incorrect quantity of oil.
In order to ensure that the en-
gine oil level is read correctly,
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check the oil level only after a


lengthy trip. Remove oil dipstick 1 by turn-
Allow the engine to idle until ing it counter-clockwise.
the fan starts up, then allow it
to idle one minute longer.
z Make sure the ground is level
and firm and hold the motor- Engine oil, specified level
cycle upright.
Switch off the engine.
Wipe the area around the oil Engine oil, 15W-40
filler neck clean. Between MIN and MAX
marks

Wipe the oil off MIN-MAX part If the oil level is below the MIN
of dipstick 2 with a clean, dry mark:
cloth. Top up the engine oil ( 63)
If the oil level is above the MAX Brake system
mark:
Dependability of the brake 8
Have the oil level corrected by
system 63
a specialist workshop, prefer-
ably an authorised BMW Mo- A fully functional brake system is
torrad dealer. a basic requirement for the road
safety of your motorcycle.
Topping up engine oil Do not ride the motorcycle if you

Maintenance
Damage to the engine have any doubts about the de-
can result if it is operated pendability of the brake system.
Remove oil dipstick 1.
without enough oil, but the same Under these circumstances have
also applies if the oil level is too the brake system checked by a
high. specialist workshop, preferably
Always make sure that the oil an authorised BMW Motorrad z
level is correct. dealer.

Wipe the area around the filler Incorrect working practices


neck clean. endanger the reliability of
the brakes.
Have all work on the brake sys-
tem performed by a specialist
Top up the engine oil until the workshop, preferably an author-
level reaches mark A. ised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Check the engine oil level
( 61)
Install the oil dipstick.
Checking operation of fork tube toward the brake cal-
8 brakes iper.
64 Pull the handbrake lever.
The pressure point must be
clearly perceptible.
Press the footbrake lever.
The pressure point must be
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clearly perceptible.
If pressure points are not clearly
perceptible: Brake pads worn past
Have the brakes checked by a the minimum permissible
specialist workshop, preferably brake-pad thickness can cause
Brake disc thickness,
an authorised BMW Motorrad a reduction in braking efficiency
z front
dealer. and under certain circumstances
they can cause damage to the min 1 mm (Friction pad only,
Brake pads brake system. without backing plate)
In order to ensure the dependab-
Checking brake-pad The wear indicators
ility of the brake system, do not
thickness, front brakes (grooves) must be clearly
permit the brake pads to wear
Make sure the ground is level visible.
past the minimum permissible
and firm and place the motor- brake-pad thickness.
cycle on its stand. If the wear indicating marks are
Visually inspect the brake pads no longer clearly visible:
to ascertain their thickness. Have the brake pads replaced
Viewing direction: Below the by a specialist workshop,
wheel axle, between wheel and
preferably an authorised BMW ility of the brake system, do not If the wear indicating marks are
Motorrad dealer. permit the brake pads to wear no longer visible: 8
past the minimum permissible Have the brake pads replaced
Checking rear brake pad brake-pad thickness. 65
by a specialist workshop,
thickness preferably an authorised BMW
Visually inspect rear brake
Make sure the ground is level pads 1 from behind to Motorrad dealer.
and firm and place the motor- ascertain their thickness.
cycle on its stand. Brake fluid

Maintenance
Checking brake-fluid
level, front brakes
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and hold the motor-
cycle upright. z
Move the handlebars to the
straight-ahead position.

Brake-pad wear limit, rear


Brake pads worn past
the minimum permissible
brake-pad thickness can cause min 1 mm (Friction pad only,
a reduction in braking efficiency without backing plate)
and under certain circumstances The wear indicators must be
they can cause damage to the clearly visible.
brake system.
In order to ensure the dependab-
Checking brake-fluid
8 level, rear brakes
66

Maintenance

A low fluid level in the


Brake fluid level, front
brake reservoir can allow air
to penetrate the brake system. A low fluid level in the
This significantly reduces braking DOT4 brake fluid brake reservoir can allow air
z efficiency.
Do not permit the brake fluid to penetrate the brake system.
Check the brake-fluid level at This significantly reduces braking
level to drop below the MIN
regular intervals. efficiency.
mark. (Brake-fluid reservoir
Check the brake fluid level in horizontal) Check the brake-fluid level at
front reservoir 1. regular intervals.
Wear of the brake pads If the brake fluid level drops be- Check the brake fluid level in
causes the brake fluid level low the permitted level: rear reservoir 1.
in the reservoir to sink. Have the defect rectified as
Wear of the brake pads
quickly as possible by a spe-
causes the brake fluid level
cialist workshop, preferably
in the reservoir to sink.
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Coolant
Checking coolant level 8
Make sure the ground is level 67
and firm and hold the motor-
cycle upright.

Maintenance
Brake fluid level, rear Coolant, specified level

DOT4 brake fluid between MIN and MAX


marks on the expansion tank
z
Do not permit the brake fluid
level to drop below the MIN If the coolant level is too low:
mark. (Brake-fluid reservoir Read off the coolant level on Top up the coolant.
horizontal) scale 1 on the coolant expan-
sion tank. If the coolant level is too high:
If the brake fluid level drops be- Seek the advice of a specialist
low the permitted level: workshop, preferably an author-
Have the defect rectified as ised BMW Motorrad dealer.
quickly as possible by a spe-
cialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Topping up coolant Top up the coolant to the spe- Clutch
8 cified level.
Checking clutch-lever
Close the cap of the expansion
68 tank for coolant. play

Maintenance

Pull cover of radiator cap 1 for-


ward to remove.
z Pull the clutch lever until resist-
Seat the cover of the radiator ance is perceptible.
cap in holders 3. In this pro- Measure clutch-lever play A.
cess, guide the top edge of the
cover behind the bottom edge Clutch-lever play
of centre trim panel 4.
2...3 mm (Engine cold)
Clutch-lever play is out of toler-
ance:
Open cap of the expansion Adjust clutch-lever play ( 69)
tank for coolant 2.
Adjusting clutch-lever Tyres Rims
play Measuring tread depth of Checking rims 8
tyres Make sure the ground is level 69
Make sure the ground is level and firm and place the motor-
and firm and place the motor- cycle on its stand.
cycle on its stand. Visually inspect the rims for
Measure the tyre tread depth defects.

Maintenance
in the main tread grooves with Have damaged rims checked
wear marks. and, if necessary, replaced by a
Tyres have wear indicators specialist workshop, preferably
integrated into the main an authorised BMW Motorrad
Push back boot 1. dealer.
tread grooves. The tyre is worn
Slacken locknut 2.
out when the tyre tread has worn z
Set clutch-lever play to spe- down to the level of the marks. Chain
cification by turning adjusting The locations of the marks are Checking chain tension
screw 3. indicated on the edge of the tyre, Make sure the ground is level
Turning clockwise: increases e.g. by the letters TI, TWI or by and firm and place the motor-
play. an arrow. cycle on its stand.
Turning counter-clockwise: re-
duces play. If the tyre tread no longer com-
Check the clutch-lever play plies with the minimum legally
( 68) required tread depth:
Tighten locknut 2. Replace tyre.
Pull boot 1 back over the ad-
justing screw.
Adjusting chain tension Turning screws counter-clock-
8 Make sure the ground is level wise: increases chain tension.
and firm and place the motor- Check the chain tension
70 ( 69)
cycle on its stand.
Make sure that scale read-
ings 4 are the same on left and
right.
Tighten locknuts 2 on left and
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right by turning them clock-


Use a screwdriver to push the wise.
chain up and down and meas- Locknut of the final-drive
ure difference A. chain tensioning screw
z Chain deflection
25 Nm
Slacken quick-release axle Tighten quick-release axle
25...30 mm (Motorcycle sup- nut 1. nut 1 to the specified tight-
ported on its side stand) Slacken locknuts 2 on left and ening torque.
right by turning them counter-
30...35 mm (Rear suspen- Nut on quick-release
clockwise.
sion extended) axle, rear
Use adjusting screws 3 on left
If measured value is outside per- and right to adjust chain ten-
mitted tolerance: 80 Nm
sion.
Adjust the chain tension Turning screws clockwise: re-
( 70) duces chain tension.
Checking chain wear Wheels
Make sure the ground is level Recommended tyres 8
and firm and place the motor- 71
For each size of tyre BMW Mo-
cycle on its stand.
torrad tests and classifies as
roadworthy certain makes. BMW
Motorrad cannot assess the suit-
ability or provide any guarantee

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of road safety for other tyres.
BMW Motorrad recommends
using only tyres tested by BMW Remove securing screws 1
Motorrad. from the brake caliper.
You can obtain detailed informa-
tion from your authorised BMW
z
Motorrad dealer or on the Inter-
Pull the chain back at the rear- net at www.bmw-motorrad.com.
most point of the sprocket.
The tips of the sprocket teeth Removing front wheel
must remain inside the chain Make sure the ground is level
links. and firm and place the motor-
If the chain can be pulled back cycle on its stand.
far enough to expose the tips of
the sprocket teeth: Force the brake pads slightly
Consult a specialist workshop, apart by rocking brake
preferably an authorised BMW calipers 2 back and forth A
Motorrad dealer. against brake discs 3.
Mask off the parts of the wheel torrad recommends the BMW
8 rim that could be scratched in Motorrad auxiliary stand.
the process of removing the Install the auxiliary stand
72 brake caliper. ( 77)
Once the calipers have with OE BMW Motorrad ABS:
been removed, there is
a risk of the brake pads being
pressed together to the extent
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that they cannot be slipped back


over the brake disc on reas- Slacken left axle clamping
sembly. screws 2.
Do not operate the handbrake Remove axle screw 3.
lever when the brake calipers
z have been removed.
Carefully pull the brake caliper Remove screw 1 of the ABS
back and out until clear of the sensor and remove the ABS
brake disc. sensor from the holder.

with OE BMW Motorrad ABS: Use a suitable auxiliary stand to


lift the front wheel. BMW Mo-
When removing the left brake
caliper, take care not to dam- torrad recommends the BMW
Motorrad front wheel stand.
age the ABS sensor cable.
Install the front wheel stand Slacken right axle clamping
Place the motorcycle on a suit- ( 79) screws 4.
able auxiliary stand. BMW Mo- Working from the left, push
axle 5 in until it projects from
the clamp on the right-hand
side. 8
Use a screwdriver to remove
the axle. 73
Do not remove the grease from
the axle.

Maintenance
Remove right spacer sleeve 7. Install left spacer sleeve 6.
The front wheel must be
Installing front wheel
installed right way round to
rotate in the correct direction.
z
Note the direction-of-rotation ar-
rows on the tyre or the wheel
rim.
Remove left spacer sleeve 6.
Roll the front wheel into posi-
tion between the forks.

Install right spacer sleeve 7.


release; repeat the procedure
Front-axle retainer
8 several times.
Tighten left axle clamping
74 screws 2 to the specified
10 Nm
tightening torque.
Remove the front-wheel stand.
Front-axle retainer
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10 Nm
Insert axle 5 until seated.
Threaded fasteners not with OE BMW Motorrad ABS:
tightened to the specified
torque can work loose or their
z threads can suffer damage.
Always have the security of the
fasteners checked by a specialist Install axle screw 3 and tight-
workshop, preferably an author- en to the specified tightening
ised BMW Motorrad dealer. torque.
Tighten right axle clamping Nut on quick-release
screws 4 to the specified tight- axle, front
ening torque. Seat the ABS sensor in the
80 Nm holder and install screw 1 of
Without operating the brakes: the ABS sensor.
firmly compress the forks and Remove the auxiliary stand.
Ease the brake caliper onto the Removing rear wheel
brake disc. Place the motorcycle on a suit- 8
able auxiliary stand. BMW Mo- 75
torrad recommends the BMW
Motorrad auxiliary stand.
Install the auxiliary stand
( 77)

Maintenance
Remove screw 2 of the speed
sensor and remove speed
sensor 3 from the holder.
Install securing screws 1 and
tighten to specified torque. z
Adapter plate to slider
tube

50 Nm Remove screws 1.
Remove the adhesive tape
from the wheel rim.
Operate the brake several
times until the brake pads are
bedded. Remove quick-release axle
nut 4.
Slacken locknuts 5 on left and The sprocket and the
8 right by turning them counter- spacer sleeves on left
clockwise. and right are loose fits in the
76 Back off adjusting screws 6 wheel. Make sure that these
left and right by turning them parts are not damaged or lost on
clockwise until adjusting removal.
plate 7 can be removed.
Remove quick-release axle 8. Installing rear wheel
Maintenance

Roll the rear wheel into the


swinging arm, making sure that Install quick-release axle 8
the brake disc passes between with adjusting plate 7 in the
the brake pads. swinging arm, brake caliper and
rear wheel.
z Turn the quick-release axle un-
til it fits into the recess of the
adjusting plate.

Roll the rear wheel as far for-


ward as possible and disen-
gage chain 9 from the sprock-
et.
Roll the rear wheel back until it Roll the rear wheel as far
is clear of the swinging arm. forward as possible and loop
chain 9 over the sprocket.
Adjust the chain tension
( 70) 8
Remove the auxiliary stand.
77
BMW Motorrad
auxiliary stand
Installing auxiliary stand

Maintenance
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motor-
Install adjusting plate 7. Seat the speed sensor in the
cycle on its stand.
holder and install screw 3 of
Use the auxiliary stand with
the speed sensor.
the number (001631) and the
H adapter with the number z
(001639).

Install quick-release axle nut 4,


but do not tighten it at this
point. Place cover 2 in position.
Install 2 screws 1.
8
78

Maintenance

With the lifting lever to the left, On the left-hand side, slip Bring the motorcycle to the
slip the auxiliary stand into po- stud 1 half-way into mount 2. upright position, so that the
sition underneath the motor- auxiliary stand is lying flat on
cycle, between the side stand the ground.
z and the rear wheel. Press the lifting lever down to
the ground.

On the right-hand side,


pull stud 3 all the way into
mount 4.
Push split pin 5 into the hole.
wheel stand and the rear wheel
can topple. 8
Place the motorcycle on its
centre stand or another auxiliary 79
stand before lifting the front
wheel with the BMW Motorrad
front-wheel stand.

Maintenance
Place the motorcycle on an
auxiliary stand; BMW Motorrad
In order to ensure stability, the recommends the BMW Motor- Slacken adjusting screws 1 of
height of the auxiliary stand rad auxiliary stand. the front-wheel stand.
can be adjusted by means of Install the auxiliary stand Push the two adapters 2 apart
scissor-type lifter 5. ( 77) until the front forks fit between
Use the front-wheel stand with them. z
BMW Motorrad front- the number (363970). Use locating pins 3 to set the
wheel stand front-wheel stand to the de-
sired height.
Installing front wheel Centre the front-wheel stand
stand relative to the front wheel and
The BMW Motorrad front push it against the front axle.
wheel stand is not designed
to support motorcycles not fitted
with a centre stand or without
other auxiliary stands. A motor-
cycle resting only on the front
Fuses
8 Removing fuse
80 Risk of fire if an attempt is
made to jumper defective
fuse.
Always replace defective fuses
with new fuses of the correct
Maintenance

amperage rating.
Align the two adapters 2 so If the front of the motor- Switch off the ignition.
that the front forks are securely cycle is raised too far the Remove the seat ( 38)
seated. auxiliary stand will lift clear of the
Tighten adjusting screws 1. ground and the motorcycle could
z topple to one side.
When raising the motorcycle,
make sure that the auxiliary stand
remains on the ground. If ne-
cessary, adjust the height of the
front-wheel stand or the auxiliary
stand.
Apply uniform pressure to push
the front-wheel stand down Push latching lever 1 and open
and raise the motorcycle. the fuse cover.
Check the fuse-assignment
diagram and pull the defective
fuse up and out of the fuse E Side light, number-plate with new fuses of the correct
box. light, headlight flasher, high- amperage rating. 8
If fuse defects recur fre- beam headlight (7.5 A) Switch off the ignition.
F Starter relay, flashing turn 81
quently have the electric Remove the right side panel
circuits checked by a specialist indicators, diagnosis plug ( 93)
workshop, preferably an author- (15 A)
Check the fuse-assignment
ised BMW Motorrad dealer. G Spare fuse (15 A or 10 A diagram and pull the defective
for optional extra)

Maintenance
fuse up and out of the fuse
Fuse assignment H Spare fuse (7.5 A) box.
I Spare fuse (15 A)
If fuse defects recur fre-
Installing fuse quently have the electric
circuits checked by a specialist
Remove the defective fuse and workshop, preferably an author-
replace it with a fuse of the z
ised BMW Motorrad dealer.
correct amperage rating.
Close the fuse cover.
The latch engages with an
audible click.
A ABS (OE) (10 A) Install the seat ( 39)
B Engine management control
Removing ABS fuse
unit (15 A)
C Low-beam headlight (7.5 A) Risk of fire if an attempt is
D Brake light, horn, instru- made to jumper defective
ment cluster, diagnosis plug fuse.
(7.5 A) Always replace defective fuses
Fuse assignment, ABS OE Bulbs grease, interfere with heat radi-
8 Notes
ation from the bulb. This leads
to overheating and shortens the
82 A defective bulb places bulb's operating life.
your safety at risk because
it is easier for other users to Removing headlight
oversee the motorcycle. housing
Replace defective bulbs as Make sure the ground is level
Maintenance

soon as possible; always carry a and firm and place the motor-
complete set of spare bulbs if cycle on its stand.
possible.
1 ABS (30 A)
2 Spare fuse (30 A) The bulb is pressurised and
can cause injury if dam-
3 Spare fuse (20 A)
z aged.
4 ABS (20 A)
Wear protective goggles and
gloves when changing bulbs.
Installing ABS fuse
Remove the defective fuse and The types of bulb fitted to
replace it with a fuse of the your motorcycle are listed
correct amperage rating. in the section entitled "Technical
Install the right side panel data".
Remove screws 1 on left and
( 94) Do not touch the glass of right.
new bulbs with your fingers. Remove the left and right side
Use a clean, dry cloth to hold panels.
the bulbs when handling them.
Dirt deposits, in particular oil and
8
83

Maintenance
Remove screws 2 on left and Disconnect plug 1. Disengage spring clip 3 from
right and remove screw 3. the latches and swing it up.
Ease the headlight housing for-
ward and up to remove.
z
Replacing low-beam and
high-beam headlight bulb
Switch off the ignition.
Remove the headlight housing
( 82)

Remove rubber cap 2.


Remove bulb 4.
Replace the defective bulb.
Bulb for low-beam and
8 high-beam headlight
84
H4 / 12 V / 55...60 W
Maintenance

Close spring retainer 3 and Connect plug 1.


engage it in the catches. Install the headlight housing
( 84)

z Installing headlight
Install bulb 4.
housing
Install the headlight housing.

Install rubber cap 2.


8
85

Maintenance
Install screws 2 on left and Adjust the headlight in such a Install the left and right pan-
right and install screw 3, but way that the centre of screw 3 els, making sure that the lug of
do not tighten the screws at is aligned with line 4. each panel engages recess 5.
this point. Tighten screw 3.
z

Install screws 1 on left and


Tighten screws 2 on left and right.
right.
Replacing parking-light Bulb for parking light
8 bulb
86 If it is not standing firmly,
the motorcycle could topple W5W / 12 V / 5 W
in the course of the operations
described below.
Always make sure that the
Maintenance

motorcycle is stable and firmly


supported.
Pull bulb socket 1 out of the
Make sure the ground is level
headlight housing.
and firm and place the motor-
cycle on its stand.
z Switch off the ignition.
Remove the headlight housing
( 82) Insert bulb 2 into socket 3.

Pull bulb 2 out of socket 3.


Replace the defective bulb.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motor- 8
cycle on its stand.
87

Maintenance
Insert bulb socket 1 into the Pull the glass out of the reflect-
headlight housing. or housing at the threaded-
Install the headlight housing fastener side.
( 84)
Remove screw 1. z
Replacing turn indicator
bulbs, front and rear
If it is not standing firmly,
the motorcycle could topple
in the course of the operations
described below.
Always make sure that the
motorcycle is stable and firmly
supported. Turn bulb 2 counter-clockwise
and remove it from the bulb
housing.
Replace the defective bulb. LED rear light
8 Bulbs for flashing turn The rear light has to be replaced
88 indicators, front if more than three of the LEDs
in the array fail. Under these cir-
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W cumstances consult a specialist
workshop, preferably an author-
Bulbs for flashing turn ised BMW Motorrad dealer.
indicators, rear
Maintenance

Replacing number-plate
RY10W / 12 V / 10 W light bulbs
Working from the inboard side,
insert the glass into the bulb If it is not standing firmly,
housing and close the housing. the motorcycle could topple
in the course of the operations
z described below.
Always make sure that the
motorcycle is stable and firmly
supported.
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motor-
cycle on its stand.
Turn bulb 2 clockwise to install
it in the bulb housing.
Install screw 1.
Bulb for number-plate
light 8
89
W5W / 12 V / 5 W

Maintenance
Pull bulb holder 1 out of the Seat bulb holder 1 in the light
light carrier. carrier.

Jump starting
The wires leading to the
z
Insert bulb 2 into socket 3. power socket do not have
a load-capacity rating adequate
for jump-starting the engine. Ex-
cessively high current can lead
to a cable fire or damage to the
vehicle electronics.
Do not use the on-board socket
Pull bulb 2 out of socket 3. to jump-start the engine of the
Replace the defective bulb. motorcycle.
Touching live parts of the When jump-starting the engine,
8 ignition system with the do not disconnect the battery
engine running can cause electric from the on-board electrical
90 shock. system.
Do not touch parts of the igni-
tion system when the engine is
running.
Maintenance

A short-circuit can res-


ult if the crocodile clips
of the jump leads are accident- Begin by connecting one end
ally brought into contact with the of the red jump lead to posit-
motorcycle. ive terminal 3 of the discharged
Use only jump leads fitted with battery and the other end to
z fully insulated crocodile clips at the positive terminal of the
both ends. Disengage rubber retaining donor battery.
strap 1 from the holder at the Then connect one end of the
Jump-starting with a donor- bottom and pull battery 2 partly black jump lead to the negative
battery voltage higher than out. terminal of the donor battery,
12 V can damage the vehicle
Run the engine of the donor and the other end to a suitable
electronics.
vehicle during jump-starting. grounding point on this motor-
Make sure that the battery of the
cycle.
donor vehicle has a voltage rating
Start the engine of the vehicle
of 12 V.
with the discharged battery
Remove the right side panel in the usual way; if the en-
( 93) gine does not start, wait a few
minutes before repeating the
attempt in order to protect the Compliance with the points be- Charging battery when
starter motor and the donor low is important in order to max- connected 8
battery. imise battery life:
Charging the connected 91
Allow both engines to idle for a Keep the surface of the battery
battery directly at the bat-
few minutes before disconnect- clean and dry
tery terminals can damage the
ing the jump leads. Do not open the battery
vehicle electronics.
Disconnect the jump lead from Do not top up with water
Always disconnect the battery
the negative terminal and the Be sure to read and comply

Maintenance
from the on-board circuits be-
ground point first, then dis- with the instructions for char- fore recharging it with a charger
connect the second jump lead ging the battery on the follow- connected directly to the battery
from positive terminal 3. ing pages posts.
Do not use proprietary Do not turn the battery upside
start-assist sprays or oth- down If you switch on the igni-
er products to start the engine. tion and the multifunction z
If the battery is not discon- display and telltale lights fail to
Install the right side panel nected, the on-board elec- light up, the battery is completely
( 94) tronics (e.g. clock, etc.) gradually flat. Attempting to charge a com-
drain the battery. This can cause pletely flat battery via the on-
Battery the battery to run flat. If this hap- board socket can cause damage
Maintenance instructions pens, warranty claims will not be to the motorcycle's electronics.
accepted. If a battery has discharged to the
Correct upkeep, recharging and
If the motorcycle is to be out of extent that it is completely flat, it
storage will prolong the life of
use for more than four weeks, has to be disconnected from the
the battery and are essential if
disconnect the battery or con- on-board circuits and charged
warranty claims are to be con-
nect a suitable trickle charger to with the charger connected dir-
sidered.
the battery. ectly to the battery posts.
Charge via the power socket Removing battery
8 (OE), with the battery connec- Remove the right side panel
ted to the motorcycle's on- ( 93)
92 board electrical system.
Comply with the operating in-
structions of the charger.

Charging battery when


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disconnected
Charge the battery using a Disconnection in the wrong
suitable charger. sequence increases the risk
Comply with the operating in- of short-circuits.
structions of the charger. Always proceed in the correct
z Once the battery is fully Disengage retaining strap 1. sequence.
charged, disconnect the Remove battery 2.
charger's terminal clips from Disconnect negative battery
the battery terminals. lead 4 first.
Then disconnect positive bat-
The battery has to be re-
tery lead 3.
charged at regular intervals
in the course of a lengthy period
of disuse. See the instructions
for caring for your battery. Al-
ways fully recharge the battery
before restoring it to use
Installing battery
8
93

Maintenance
Install battery 2, negative ter- Remove screw 1 at the front
Installation in the wrong minal first. right.
sequence increases the risk Engage retaining strap 1.
of short-circuits. Install the right side panel
Always proceed in the correct ( 94) z
sequence. Set the clock ( 29)
Connect battery positive lead 3 Removing right side panel
first. Make sure the ground is level
The connect battery negative and firm and place the motor-
lead 4. cycle on its stand.
Remove the seat ( 38)
Remove screws 2.
Begin by pulling the side panel
out of holder 3, then pull it to
the rear to disengage it from Number-plate carrier
8 holder 4.
Removing number-plate
Remove the side panel.
94 carrier
Installing right side panel
Maintenance

Install screws 2.

z Remove four screws 1.


Begin by seating the side pan-
el in holder 4, then seat it in
holder 3.

Install screw 1 at the front


right.
Install the seat ( 39)

Disconnect plug 2.
Release the number-plate car-
rier with wire loop 3 and re- 8
move, working plug 2 with the
cable free. 95

Installing number-plate
carrier

Maintenance
Install four screws 1.

Manoeuvre the cable into po-


sition, hold the number-plate
carrier in position and push it
up.
Pin 4 engages with an audible Connect plug 2.
click.
z
8
96

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9
97
Washing motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Cleaning easily damaged compon-
ents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Care
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Protective wax coating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 z
Laying up motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Restoring motorcycle to use . . . . . . . 100
Care products painted parts prior to washing Use only cold water to wash off
9 BMW Motorrad recommends
the motorcycle. road salt.
To prevent stains, do not wash The high pressure of steam
98 that you use the cleaning and
the motorcycle immediately after cleaners can damage seals,
care products you can obtain
it has been exposed to strong the hydraulic brake system, the
from your authorised BMW Mo-
sunlight and do not wash it in the electrical system, and the seat.
torrad dealer. The substances in
sun.
BMW Care Products have been Do not use a steam jet or high-
Make sure that the motorcycle
Care

tested in laboratories and in prac- pressure cleaning equipment.


is washed frequently, especially
tice; they provide optimised care
z and protection for the materials
during the winter months. Cleaning easily
To remove road salt, clean the
used in your vehicle.
motorcycle with cold water im-
damaged components
The use of unsuitable mediately after every trip. Plastics
cleaning and care products
After the motorcycle has Clean plastic parts with water
can damage vehicle components.
been washed, ridden and BMW plastic care emulsion.
Do not use solvents such as cel-
through water or ridden in This includes in particular:
lulose thinners, cold cleaners,
the rain, the brake discs and Windscreen and slipstream de-
fuel or the like, and do not use
pads might be wet and the flectors
cleaning products that contain
brakes might not take effect Headlight lens made of plastic
alcohol.
immediately. Glass cover of the instrument
Washing motorcycle Apply the brakes in good time cluster
until the brakes have dried out. Black, unpainted parts
BMW Motorrad recommends
that you use BMW insect re- Warm water intensifies the If plastic parts are cleaned
mover to soften and wash off effect of salt. using unsuitable cleaning
insects and stubborn dirt on
agents, the surfaces can be dam- Cooling fins can be bent Remove particularly aggressive
aged. easily. substances immediately, how- 9
Do not use cleaning agents that Take care not to bend the fins ever, as otherwise the paint can
contain alcohol, solvents or ab- when cleaning the radiator. be affected or become discol- 99
rasives to clean plastic parts. oured. Substances of this nature
Even fly-remover pads or clean- Rubber include spilt fuel, oil, grease,
ing pads with hard surfaces can Treat rubber components with brake fluid and bird droppings.
produce scratches. water or BMW rubber-care We recommend BMW vehicle

Care
products. polish or BMW paint cleaner for
Soften stubborn dirt and
insects by covering the af- Using silicone sprays for
this purpose. z
Marks on the paintwork are par-
fected areas with a wet cloth. the care of rubber seals can
ticularly easy to see after the
cause damage.
Chrome motorcycle has been washed.
Do not use silicone sprays or
Remove stains of this kind im-
Use plenty of water and BMW other care products that contain
mediately, using cleaning-grade
shampoo to clean chrome, par- silicon.
benzene or petroleum spirit on a
ticularly if it has been exposed to clean cloth or ball of cotton wool.
road salt. Use chrome polish for Paint care BMW Motorrad recommends
additional treatment. Washing the motorcycle regularly BMW tar remover for removing
will help counteract the long-term specks of tar. Remember to wax
Radiator
effects of substances that dam- the parts treated in this way.
Clean the radiator regularly to age the paint, especially if your
prevent overheating of the en- motorcycle is ridden in areas
gine due to inadequate cooling. with high air pollution or natural
For example, use a garden hose sources of dirt, for example tree
with low water pressure. resin or pollen.
Protective wax coating Before laying the vehicle
9 BMW Motorrad recommends
up out of use, have the en-
gine oil and the oil filter element
100 applying only BMW car wax or
changed by a specialist work-
products containing carnauba
shop, preferably an authorised
wax or synthetic wax.
BMW Motorrad dealer. Com-
It is time to rewax the paint-
bine work for laying up/restoring
work when water "puddles" on
to use with a BMW service or
Care

the surface, instead of forming


inspection.
beads.
z
Restoring motorcycle
Laying up motorcycle
to use
Clean the motorcycle.
Remove the battery. Remove the protective wax
Spray the brake and clutch coating.
lever pivots, the side stand Clean the motorcycle.
pivots and the centre stand Install a charged battery.
pivots (if the motorcycle is fit- Before starting: work through
ted with a centre stand) with a the checklist.
suitable lubricant.
Coat bright metal and chrome-
plated parts with an acid-free
grease (e.g. Vaseline).
Stand the motorcycle in a dry
room in such a way that there
is no load on either wheel.
Technical data

Technical data
Troubleshooting chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Riding specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
10
101
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Technical data
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
z
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Wheels and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Troubleshooting chart
10 Engine does not start at all or is difficult to start.
102 Possible cause Remedy
Kill switch activated. Kill switch in operating position (run).
Side stand extended and gear engaged. Retract the side stand ( 44).
Gear engaged and clutch not disengaged. Select neutral or pull clutch lever ( 44).
Technical data

No fuel in tank. Refuelling ( 50)


Battery not adequately charged. Charge the battery when connected ( 91)

z
Threaded fasteners
Front wheel Value Valid 10
103
Nut on quick-release axle, front
M20 x 1.25 80 Nm
Front-axle retainer

Technical data
M6 10 Nm
Adapter plate to slider tube
50 Nm
Rear wheel Value Valid
Nut on quick-release axle, rear
z
M20 x 1.25 80 Nm
Locknut of the final-drive chain
tensioning screw
M8 25 Nm
Mirror arm Value Valid
Union nut, mirror
20 Nm
Mirror arm Value Valid
10 Clamping screw, mirror to
104 handlebar fitting
21 Nm
Technical data

z
Engine
Engine design Single-cylinder four-stroke, double overhead cam-
10
shafts driven by roller chain, 4 valves operated by 105
bucket tappets, balancing shaft, liquid-cooled cyl-
inder and cylinder head, integral water pump, 5-
speed gearbox and dry sump lubrication.
Displacement 652 cm3

Technical data
Cylinder bore 100 mm
Piston stroke 83 mm
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Nominal output 39 kW, - at engine speed: 7000 min-1
Torque 60 Nm, - at engine speed: 5250 min-1 z
Maximum engine speed max 7500 min-1
Idle speed 1480 min-1
Fuel
10 Recommended fuel grade 95 ROZ/RON, Super unleaded
106
Usable fuel capacity 9.5 l
Reserve fuel 2l

Engine oil
Technical data

Engine oil, capacity 2.3 l, with filter change


Lubricant Engine oil, 15W-40
Engine oil, quantity for topping up 0.25 l, Difference between MIN and MAX
Lubricant Engine oil, 15W-40
z Oil grades Mineral engine oils of API classification SF to SH.
BMW Motorrad recommends not using oil addit-
ives, because they can have a detrimental effect
on clutch operation. BMW Motorrad recommends
not using synthetic oils for the first 10,000 km.
Please do not hesitate to contact your authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer if you have any questions
relating the choice of a suitable engine oil for your
motorcycle.
Permissible viscosity classes
SAE 10 W-40 -20 °C, Operation at low temperatures
10
107
SAE 15 W-40 -10 °C

Clutch
Clutch type Multiplate clutch running in oil bath

Technical data
Transmission
Gearbox type claw-shift 5-speed gearbox
Gearbox transmission ratios 1.946 (37:72 teeth), Primary transmission ratio
2.750 (12:33 teeth), 1st gear
1.750 (16:28 teeth), 2nd gear z
1.313 (16:21 teeth), 3rd gear
1.045 (22:23 teeth), 4th gear
0.875 (24:21 teeth), 5th gear
Rear-wheel drive
10 Type of final drive Chain drive
108
Type of rear suspension Two-arm cast-aluminium swinging arm
Secondary transmission ratio 2.9 (16:47 teeth)

Running gear
Technical data

Type of front suspension Upside-down telescopic fork


Spring travel, front 270 mm, At wheel
Type of rear suspension Directly pivot-mounted central spring strut with
coil spring and single-tube gas-filled shock ab-
sorber
z Spring travel at rear wheel 215 mm, At wheel
Brakes
Type of front brake Hydraulically operated single-disc brake with 4-
10
piston fixed caliper and floating brake disc 109
Brake-pad material, front Organic material
Type of rear brake Hydraulically operated single-disc brake with 1-
piston floating caliper and fixed disc

Technical data
Brake-pad material, rear Organic material

Wheels and tyres


Tyre combinations recommended at time of going Front: Pirelli Diabolo, 120/70 R 17 (58H)
to press (As at: 26.03.2007) Rear: Pirelli Diabolo, 160/60 R 17 (69H)
You can obtain an up-to-date list of approved z
tyres from your authorised BMW Motorrad dealer
or on the Internet at "www.bmw-motorrad.com".
Front wheel
Front wheel, type Cast aluminium, MT H2
Front wheel rim size 3.50" x 17"
Tyre designation, front 120 / 70 - 17
Rear wheel
10 Rear wheel type Cast aluminium, MT H2
110
Rear wheel rim size 4.50" x 17"
Tyre designation, rear 160 / 60 -17
Tyre pressures
Tyre pressure, front 1.8 bar, one-up, tyre cold
Technical data

1.9 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, tyre cold


Tyre pressure, rear 2 bar, one-up, tyre cold
2 bar, two-up and/or with luggage, tyre cold

Electrics
z Electrical rating of on-board socket
with OE BMW Motorrad ABS: 5A
Fuses Plug-in "Minifuses" with ratings of 7.5 A and 15 A
with OE BMW Motorrad ABS: Plug-in "Minifuses" with ratings of 10 A, 20 A and
30 A
Battery
Battery, manufacturer and designation ETZ 10 S
10
111
Battery type AGM (Absorptive Glass Mat) battery
Battery rated voltage 12 V
Battery rated capacity 10 Ah
Spark plugs

Technical data
Spark plugs, manufacturer and designation NGK DR8 EB
Electrode gap of spark plug 0.6...0.7 mm, When new
max 0.9 mm, Wear limit
Lighting
Bulb for low-beam and high-beam headlight H4 / 12 V / 55...60 W
z
Bulb for parking light W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, front RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
Bulbs for flashing turn indicators, rear RY10W / 12 V / 10 W
Bulb for number-plate light W5W / 12 V / 5 W
Frame
10 Frame type Bridge-type steel frame, load-bearing drive unit
112 and bolt-on rear frame
Type plate location Front frame, right
VIN location Front frame, right
Technical data

Dimensions
Length of motorcycle 2180 mm
Height of motorcycle max 1184 mm, without mirrors
max 1435 mm, with mirrors
Width of motorcycle 907 mm, Across mirrors
z Front-seat height 880...900 mm, Without rider at unladen weight
Weights
Unladen weight 159 kg, DIN unladen weight, ready for road, 90 %
10
load of fuel, without optional extras 113
Permissible gross weight 335 kg
Maximum payload 176 kg

Technical data
Riding specifications
Top speed 167 km/h

z
z
Technical data
114
10
Service

Service
BMW Motorrad service . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
11
115
BMW Motorrad service quality . . . . . 116
BMW Motorrad Service Card: on-
the-spot breakdown assistance . . . . 116

Service
BMW Motorrad service network . . . 117
Maintenance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
z
Confirmation of maintenance
work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Confirmation of service . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
BMW Motorrad service technical information and have Certain signs of wear, moreover,
11 Advanced technology requires
the necessary technical know- may otherwise not be noticed
how. BMW Motorrad recom- until it is too late to put them
116 specially adapted methods of
mends that you contact your au- right at moderate cost. Your au-
maintenance and repair.
thorised BMW Motorrad dealer thorised BMW Motorrad dealer's
If maintenance and re- if you have questions regarding mechanics know every detail of
pair work is performed in- your motorcycle. your motorcycle and can take re-
expertly, it could result in con- medial action if necessary before
Service

sequential damage and thus con- BMW Motorrad service minor faults develop into serious
stitute a safety risk. quality problems. By having the neces-
BMW Motorrad recommends you sary repairs done properly and
z to have all the associated work Along with its reputation for en- in good time, you save time and
on your motorcycle carried out gineering quality and high reliab- money in the long run.
by a specialist workshop, prefer- ility, BMW Motorrad is a byword
ably an authorised BMW Motor- for excellent quality of service. BMW Motorrad Service
rad dealer. To ensure that your BMW is al-
ways in optimum condition, BMW Card: on-the-spot
Your authorised BMW Motorrad Motorrad recommends that you breakdown assistance
dealer can provide information have the maintenance work re- In the event of a breakdown, the
on the specified Service, Inspec- quired for your motorcycle car- BMW Motorrad Service Card is-
tion and Annual Inspection work ried out regularly, preferably by sued with each new BMW mo-
needed. your authorised BMW Motor- torcycle enables you to access
Have all maintenance and repair rad dealer. For generous treat- an extensive range of services
work carried out confirmed in the ment of claims submitted after such as breakdown assistance,
"Service" chapter in this manual. the warranty period has expired, motorcycle transportation etc.
Authorised BMW Motorrad deal- evidence of regular maintenance (details can differ from country to
ers are supplied with the latest is essential. country). In the event of a break-
down, contact BMW Motorrad's "Service Contact Europe" or the date when the next service
Mobile Service. The specialists "Service Contact Africa, Amer- will be due. 11
will provide the necessary advice ica, Asia, Australia, Oceania". Riders who cover long distances
and assistance. in a year might have to bring 117
You will find important country- Maintenance work in their motorcycles for annual
specific contact addresses and BMW Pre-delivery Check service before the next sched-
the after-sales service organisa- uled date. It is to allow for these
tion phone numbers in the "Ser- Your authorised BMW Motorrad cases that a maximum odometer

Service
vice Kontakt / Service Contact" dealer conducts the BMW pre- reading is entered as well in the
brochures, along with informa- delivery check before handing confirmation of service. Servicing
tion on Mobile Service and the over the motorcycle to you. has to be brought forward if this
z
dealership network. BMW Running-in Check odometer reading is reached be-
fore the next scheduled date for
BMW Motorrad service The BMW running-in check has the annual service.
to be performed when the mo-
network torcycle has covered between
BMW Motorrad has an extens- 500 km and 1,200 km
ive after-sales service network in
place to look after you and your BMW Service
motorcycle in more than 100 The BMW Service is carried out
countries. In Germany alone, you once a year; the extent of servi-
have the best possible access cing can vary, depending on the
to approximately 200 authorised age of the motorcycle and the
BMW Motorrad dealers. distance it has covered. Your au-
All information concerning the in- thorised BMW Motorrad dealer
ternational dealership network confirms that the service work
can be found in the brochure has been carried out and enters
Confirmation of maintenance work
11
BMW Pre-delivery BMW Running-in
118
Check Check
Completed Completed

on on
Service

Odometer reading

Next service
z at the latest on

on
or, if logged beforehand,

Odometer reading

Stamp, signature Stamp, signature


BMW Service BMW Service BMW Service
Completed Completed Completed
11
119
on on on

Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading

Next service Next service Next service

Service
at the latest on at the latest on at the latest on

on on on
or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, z
Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading

Stamp, signature Stamp, signature Stamp, signature


BMW Service BMW Service BMW Service
11 Completed Completed Completed
120
on on on

Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading

Next service Next service Next service


Service

at the latest on at the latest on at the latest on

on on on
z or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand,

Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading

Stamp, signature Stamp, signature Stamp, signature


BMW Service BMW Service BMW Service
Completed Completed Completed
11
121
on on on

Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading

Next service Next service Next service

Service
at the latest on at the latest on at the latest on

on on on
or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, z
Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading

Stamp, signature Stamp, signature Stamp, signature


BMW Service BMW Service BMW Service
11 Completed Completed Completed
122
on on on

Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading

Next service Next service Next service


Service

at the latest on at the latest on at the latest on

on on on
z or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand, or, if logged beforehand,

Odometer reading Odometer reading Odometer reading

Stamp, signature Stamp, signature Stamp, signature


Confirmation of service
The table is intended as a record of maintenance, warranty and repair work, the installation of optional 11
accessories and, if appropriate, special campaign (recall) work. 123
Item Odometer Date
reading

Service
z
Item Odometer Date
11 reading
124

Service

z
A Brake fluid Chain
Abbreviations and symbols, 6 Checking level, 65 Adjusting tension, 70 12
ABS Reservoir, front, 13 Checking tension, 69
Engineering details, 52 125
Reservoir, rear, 13 Checking wear, 71
Fuses, 13, 81 Brake pads Checklist, 44
Self-diagnosis, 46 Running in, 47 Clock, 20
Switching off and on, 15, 33 Test, 64 Adjusting, 17, 29
Warnings, 23 Brakes

Index
Clutch
Accessories Notes, 47 Adjusting play, 69
Notes, 56 Technical data, 109 Checking play, 68 z
Power socket, 56 Test, 63 Technical data, 107
Auxiliary stand, 77 Bulbs Confirmation of maintenance
Notes on replacement, 82 work, 118
B Replacing low-beam headlight
Battery Coolant
bulb, 83 Checking level, 67
Charging, 91
Replacing number-plate light Fore-and-aft tilt indicator, 11
Maintenance instructions, 91 bulbs, 88 Topping up, 68
Removing and installing, 92 Replacing rear light, 88 Coolant temperature
Technical data, 111 Replacing side-light bulb, 86 Warning, 22
Voltmeter, 20, 30 Replacing turn indicator
BMW Motorrad service, 116 bulb, 87 D
BMW Motorrad Service Technical data, 111 Damping
Card, 116 Adjusting, 11, 13, 35
C Dimensions, 112
Care, 97
Display Fuel Handlebar fitting, right
12 Overview, 20 Filler neck, 13 Overview, 16
Selecting readings, 17, 28 Refuelling, 50 Headlight
126
Technical data, 4, 106 Beam throw, 38
E Warning, 22 Driving on right/driving on
Electrics Fuses, 14, 80 left, 38
Technical data, 110
ABS, 81 General views, 18
Emergency off switch (kill
Index

Replacing low-beam headlight


switch), 16, 32 G bulb, 83
Engine General views
z Display, 20
Replacing side-light bulb, 86
Starting, 16, 44
Headlight flasher, 15, 31
Technical data, 105 Headlight, 18
High-beam headlight, 18
Engine oil Instrument cluster, 17
Switch, 15
Checking level, 61 Left handlebar fitting, 15
Telltale light, 20
Filler neck, 14 Left side, 11
Horn, 15
Oil dipstick, 14 Right handlebar fitting, 16
Technical data, 106 Right side, 13 I
Topping up, 63 Status indicators, 20 Idle
Engine oil pressure Telltale lights, 20 Telltale light, 20
Warning, 22 Underneath the seat, 14 Ignition
Equipment, 6 Warnings, 20 Switching on and off, 28
Ignition switch, 28
F H Instrument cluster
Frame Handlebar fitting, left Overview, 17
Technical data, 112 Overview, 15
Front-wheel stand, 79
J Motorcycle Rider's Manual
Jump starting, 89 Care, 97 Stowage, 14 12
Laying up, 100 Running gear
K 127
Overview, 11, 13 Technical data, 108
Keys, 28
Parking, 49 Running in, 46
L Restoring to use, 100
Laying up, 100 S
Multifunction display Safety instructions, 42

Index
Lights See display, 17
Seat
High-beam headlight, 31 Lock, 13
Low-beam headlight, 31 N z
Number-plate carrier Service, 116
Side light, 30 Service Card, 116
Removing and installing, 94
Low-beam headlight, 18 Side light, 18
Luggage O Spark plugs
Correct loading, 57 Odometer and tripmeters, 20 Technical data, 111
Resetting, 17, 29 Speedometer, 20
M
Maintenance, 117 Spring preload
P
Notes, 60 Adjusting, 11, 34
Power socket, 11, 56
Mirrors Standards, 7
Pre-ride check, 45
Adjusting, 33 Starter, 16
R Starting, 44
Rear-wheel drive Status indicators
Technical data, 108 Overview, 20
Refuelling, 50 Steering lock, 28
Restoring to use, 100 Locking, 28
T Transmission Wheels
12 Technical data
Battery, 111
Technical data, 107 Checking rims, 69
Troubleshooting chart, 102 Removing and installing front
128 Brakes, 109 Turn indicators wheel, 71
Bulbs, 111 Operate, 15, 32 Removing and installing rear
Clutch, 107 Replacing bulb, 87 wheel, 75
Dimensions, 112 Telltale light, 20 Technical data, 109
Electrics, 110 Tyres
Index

Engine, 105 BMW recommendations, 71,


z Engine oil, 106 109
Frame, 112 Checking tread depth, 69
Fuel, 4, 106 Checking tyre pressures, 37
Rear-wheel drive, 108 Running in, 47
Running gear, 108 Technical data, 109
Spark plugs, 111
Standards, 7 W
Warnings
Transmission, 107
Overview, 20
Tyres, 109
Warnings, overview, 21, 24
Weights, 113
Weights, 113
Wheels, 109
Telltale lights, 17
Overview, 20
Toolkit, 14, 60
Torques, 103