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Table of Contents

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Rider's Manual
S 1000 RR
BMW Motorrad
The Ultimate
Riding Machine
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Motorcycle data/dealership details
Motorcycle data
Model
Vehicle identification number
Colour code
Date of first registration
Registration number
Dealership details
Person to contact in Service department
Ms/Mr
Phone number
Dealership address/phone number (com-
pany stamp)
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Welcome to BMW
We congratulate you on your
choice of a motorcycle from
BMW and welcome you to the
community of BMW riders.
Familiarise yourself with your new
motorcycle so that you can ride it
safely and confidently in all traffic
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 informa-
tion on maintenance and care to
help you maintain your vehicle's
reliability and safety, as well as its
value.
If you have questions concerning
your motorcycle, your authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer will gladly
provide advice and assistance.
We hope that you will enjoy rid-
ing your BMW and that all your
journeys will be pleasant and safe
BMW Motorrad.
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Table of Contents
You can also consult the index at
the end of this Rider's Manual if
you want to find a particular topic
or item of information.
1 General instructions .... 5
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and
symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Currency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2 General views ............ 9
General view, left side . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . 13
Multifunction switch, left . . . . 14
Multifunction switch,
right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . 16
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
3 Status indicators ....... 19
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . 20
Warning and telltale
lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Service-due indicator. . . . . . . . 22
Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
4 Operation................ 33
Ignition switch/steering
lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Electronic immobiliser
EWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Odometer and tripmet-
ers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Speed warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Hazard warning flashers . . . . . 39
Emergency off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Grip heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
BMW Motorrad Race
ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Dynamic Traction Control
DTC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Ride mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Front and rear seats. . . . . . . . . 54
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Luggage loops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
5 Riding.................... 57
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . 58
Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Running in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Shifting gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Parking your motorcycle . . . . 66
Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Securing motorcycle for
transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
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6 On the race track ....... 69
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . 70
LAPTIMER mode . . . . . . . . . . . 72
INFO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
SETUP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
In the gravel trap . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Removing/installing mir-
rors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Removing and installing
number-plate carrier. . . . . . . . . 91
Removing and installing front
turn indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
7 Engineering details..... 97
Ride mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Brake system with BMW
Motorrad Race ABS . . . . . . . 100
Electronic engine manage-
ment with BMW Motorrad
DTC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
8 Accessories ........... 105
General instructions . . . . . . . 106
9 Maintenance .......... 107
General instructions . . . . . . . 108
Toolkit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Coolant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Body panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Rims and tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Chain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Front-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . 128
Rear-wheel stand . . . . . . . . . 129
Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
10 Care .................. 143
Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Washing motorcycle. . . . . . . 144
Cleaning easily damaged
components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Protective wax coating . . . . 146
Laying up motorcycle . . . . . 146
Restoring motorcycle to
use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
11 Technical data ...... 147
troubleshooting chart. . . . . . 148
Threaded fasteners . . . . . . . 149
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Rear-wheel drive . . . . . . . . . . 154
Running gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Wheels and tyres. . . . . . . . . . 155
Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Riding specifications . . . . . . 160
12 Service ............... 161
BMW Motorrad Service . . . 162
BMW Motorrad Mobility
services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Maintenance work. . . . . . . . . 162
Confirmation of mainten-
ance work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Confirmation of service . . . . 169
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13 Index ................. 171
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General instructions
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . 6
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Currency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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General
instructions
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Overview
Chapter 2 of this Rider's Manual
will provide you with an initial
overview of your motorcycle. All
maintenance and repair work on
the motorcycle is documented in
Chapter 12. This record of the
maintenance work you have had
performed on your motorcycle is
a precondition for generous treat-
ment of goodwill claims.
When the time comes to sell
your BMW, please remember
to hand over this Rider's Manual;
it is an important part of the mo-
torcycle.
Abbreviations and
symbols
Indicates warnings that you
must comply with for reas-
ons of your safety and the safety
of others, and to protect your
motorcycle against damage.
Specific instructions on
how to operate, control, ad-
just or look after items of equip-
ment on the motorcycle.
Indicates the end of an
item of information.
Instruction.
Result of an activity.
Reference to a page with
more detailed informa-
tion.
Indicates the end of a
passage relating to spe-
cific accessories or items
of equipment.
Tightening torque.
Item of technical data.
OE Optional extra
The motorcycles are as-
sembled complete with
all the BMW optional ex-
tras originally ordered.
OA Optional accessory
You can obtain optional
accessories through your
authorised BMW Motor-
rad dealer; optional ac-
cessories have to be
retrofitted to the motor-
cycle.
EWS Electronic immobiliser.
DWA Anti-theft alarm (Dieb-
stahlwarnanlage)
ABS Anti-lock brake system
DTC Dynamic Traction Con-
trol.
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General
instructions
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Equipment
When you ordered your BMW
motorcycle, you chose various
items of custom equipment.
This Rider's Manual describes
optional extras (OE) offered by
BMW and selected optional ac-
cessories (OA). This explains why
the manual may also contain de-
scriptions of equipment which
you have not ordered. Please
note, too, that your motorcycle
might not be exactly as illus-
trated in this manual on account
of country-specific differences.
If your BMW was supplied with
equipment not described in
this Rider's Manual, you will
find these features described in
separate manuals.
Technical data
All dimensions, weights and
power ratings stated in the
Rider's Manual are quoted to the
standards and comply with the
tolerance requirements of the
Deutsches Institut für Normung
e.V. (DIN). Versions for individual
countries may differ.
Currency
The high safety and quality
standards of BMW motorcycles
are maintained by constant
development work on designs,
equipment and accessories.
Because of this, your motorcycle
may differ from the information
supplied in these instructions.
Nor can BMW Motorrad entirely
rule out errors and omissions.
We hope you will appreciate that
no claims can be entertained on
the basis of the data, illustrations
or descriptions in this manual.
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General
instructions
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General
instructions
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General views
General view, left side. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
General view, right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Multifunction switch, left . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Multifunction switch, right . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Underneath the seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
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General
views
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General view, left side
1 Adjuster, spring preload,
front ( 47)
Adjuster for front rebound-
stage damping ( 50)
2 Adjuster for rear
compression-stage
damping ( 51)
3 Adjuster for spring preload,
rear ( 48)
4 Seat lock ( 54)
5 Table of tyre pressures
Payload table
Chain settings
6 Engine oil level indicator
( 109)
7 Adjuster for front
compression-stage
damping ( 49)
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General
views
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General view, right side
1 Brake-fluid reservoir, rear
( 113)
2 VIN and type plate (on
steering-head bearing,
right)
3 Brake-fluid reservoir, front
( 112)
4 Steering damper (behind
right side panel) ( 64)
5 Coolant level indicator (be-
hind side panel) ( 114)
6 Engine-oil filler neck
( 110)
7 Adjuster for rear rebound-
stage damping ( 52)
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General
views
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Multifunction switch,
left
1 High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher ( 38)
Control for the laptimer
( 74)
2 Operating the ABS
( 41)
with BMW Motorrad
DTCOE
Control for DTC ( 42)
3 Control for hazard warning
flashers ( 39)
4 Operation of the flashing
turn indicators ( 39)
5 Horn
6 Setting clock ( 35)
Control for race functions
( 70)
7 Control for the odometer
( 36)
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General
views
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Multifunction switch,
right
1 with heated handlebar
gripsOE
Grip heating control
( 40)
2 Control for selecting the
ride mode ( 43)
3 Emergency off switch (kill
switch) ( 40)
4 Starting engine ( 59)
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General
views
Page: 17
Underneath the seat
1 Battery ( 139)
2 Helmet holder ( 55)
3 Luggage loops ( 56)
4 Toolkit ( 108)
5 Fuse box ( 137)
6 Rider's Manual
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General
views
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Instrument panel
1 Panels for warning and tell-
tale lights ( 21)
2 Rev. counter
3 Shift light ( 63)
4 Ambient-light brightness
sensor (for adapting the
brightness of the instru-
ment lighting)
with anti-theft alarm
(DWA)OE
Anti-theft alarm telltale light
(see the instructions for
use for the anti-theft alarm)
5 Multifunction display
( 20)
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General
views
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Status indicators
Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Warning and telltale lights. . . . . . . . . . . 21
Service-due indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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Status
indicators
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Multifunction display
1 Speedometer
2 Coolant temperature
3 with heated handlebar
gripsOE
Grip-heating indicator
( 40)
4 Odometer and tripmeters
( 36)
5 Clock ( 35)
6 Ride mode selected by the
rider ( 43)
7 Gear indicator; "N" indic-
ates neutral.
8 Selection of the ride mode
( 43)
See Section 5 for informa-
tion on the display modes
for the race track.
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Status
indicators
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Warning and telltale
lights
1 ABS warning light ( 29)
2 with BMW Motorrad
DTCOE
DTC warning light ( 30)
3 Telltale light for left turn
indicators
4 General warning light, in
combination with warnings
in the display ( 23)
5 Telltale light for right turn
indicators
6 Warning light for fuel down
to reserve ( 27)
7 Telltale light for neutral
8 High-beam headlight tell-
tale light
9 Warning light for engine
electronics ( 27)
10 "Fastest lap" light ( 75)
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Status
indicators
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Service-due indicator
If the next service is due in less
than one month, the date for the
next service 1 is shown briefly
after the Pre-Ride Check com-
pletes. In this example the read-
ing means "August 2012".
If the motorcycle covers long dis-
tances in the course of the year,
under certain circumstances it
might be necessary to have it
serviced at a date in advance
of the forecast due date. If the
countdown distance to the odo-
meter reading at which a service
will be due is less than 1000 km,
the distance is counted down in
steps of 100 km 2 and is shown
briefly after the Pre-Ride Check
completes.
If service is overdue, the
due date or the odometer
reading at which service was due
is accompanied by the 'Gener-
al' warning light showing yellow.
The word "Service" remains per-
manently visible.
If the service-due indicator
appears more than a month
before the service date, the date
saved in the instrument cluster
must be adjusted. This situation
can occur if the battery was dis-
connected for a prolonged period
of time.
If you want to have the date
set consult a specialist work-
shop, preferably an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer.
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Status
indicators
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Range
The range readout 1 indicates
how far you can ride with the fuel
remaining in the tank. This read-
ing is not displayed until fuel level
has dropped to reserve. This dis-
tance is calculated on the basis
of fuel level and average con-
sumption.
When refuelling after running on
reserve, make sure that you top
up the tank to a level above re-
serve, as otherwise the sensor
will not be able to register the
new level. If the sensor cannot
register the new level the range
readout cannot be updated.
When the motorcycle is propped
on its side stand the slight angle
of inclination means that the
sensor cannot register the fuel
level correctly. This is the reason
why the range is calculated only
when the side stand is in the re-
tracted position.
The calculated range is only
an approximate reading.
Consequently, BMW Motorrad
recommends that you should not
try to use the full range before
refuelling.
Warnings
Mode of presentation
Warnings are indicated by the
corresponding warning lights.
Warnings for which there is no
dedicated warning light are indic-
ated by 'General' warning light 1
showing in combination with a
warning such as, for example, 2
appearing on the multifunction
display. The 'General' warning
light shows red or yellow, de-
pending on the urgency of the
warning.
If two or more warnings occur at
the same time, all the appropri-
ate warning lights and warning
symbols appear, alternating with
warning words as applicable.
The possible warnings are listed
on the next page.
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Status
indicators
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Warnings, overview
Warning light Status indicators Meaning
Lights up yellow ! EWS appears on
the display
Electronic immobiliser active ( 27)
Lights up Fuel down to reserve ( 27)
Lights up red Temperature read-
ing flashes
Coolant temperature too high ( 27)
Lights up Engine in emergency-operation mode
( 27)
Lights up yellow ! LAMPR appears
on the display
Rear light bulb defective ( 28)
! LAMPF appears
on the display
Parking-light bulb defective ( 28)
! LAMP appears
on the display
Turn-indicator bulb defective ( 28)
! VDS appears on
the blank display
Motorcycle dropped ( 29)
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Status
indicators
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Warning light Status indicators Meaning
! VDS appears on
the display
Drop sensor defective ( 29)
Flashes ABS self-diagnosis not completed
( 29)
Lights up ABS deactivated ( 29)
Lights up ABS fault ( 29)
Quick-flashes DTC intervention ( 30)
Slow-flashes DTC self-diagnosis not completed
( 30)
Lights up DTC switched off ( 30)
Lights up DTC fault ( 30)
! DWALO appears
on the display
Anti-theft alarm battery weak ( 30)
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z
Status
indicators
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Warning light Status indicators Meaning
Lights up yellow ! DWA appears on
the display
Anti-theft alarm battery flat ( 31)
Shift indicator lights
up or flashes
! SPEED appears
on the display
Speed warning ( 31)
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z
Status
indicators
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Electronic immobiliser
active
General warning light shows
yellow.
! EWS appears on the display.
Possible cause:
The key being used is not au-
thorised for starting, or commu-
nication between key and engine
electronics is disrupted.
Remove all other vehicle keys
from the same ring as the igni-
tion key.
Use the reserve key.
Have the defective key re-
placed, preferably by an au-
thorised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Fuel down to reserve
Warning light for fuel down
to reserve shows.
Lack of fuel can result in
the engine misfiring and
cutting out unexpectedly. Mis-
firing can damage the catalytic
converter; a hazardous situation
can result if the engine cuts out
unexpectedly.
Do not run the fuel tank dry.
Possible cause:
The fuel tank contains no more
than the reserve quantity of fuel.
Reserve fuel
approx. 4 l
Refuel ( 66).
Coolant temperature too
high
General warning light shows
red.
The coolant-temperature reading
flashes.
Continuing to ride when the
engine is overheated could
result in engine damage.
Compliance with the information
set out below is essential.
Possible cause:
The coolant temperature is too
high.
If possible, ride in the part-load
range to cool down the engine.
If the coolant temperature is
frequently too high, have the
fault rectified as soon as pos-
sible by a specialist workshop,
preferably an authorised BMW
Motorrad dealer.
Engine in emergency-
operation mode
Warning light for engine
fault shows.
The engine is running in
emergency operating mode.
Unusual engine response is a
possibility.
Adapt your style of riding accord-
ingly. Avoid accelerating sharply
and overtaking.
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Status
indicators
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Possible cause:
The engine control unit has dia-
gnosed a fault. In exceptional
cases, the engine stops and re-
fuses to start. Otherwise, the en-
gine runs in emergency operating
mode.
You can continue to ride, but
bear in mind that the usual en-
gine power or the full range of
engine rpm might not be avail-
able.
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Rear light bulb defective
General warning light shows
yellow.
! LAMPR appears on the dis-
play.
Possible cause:
Rear light or brake light bulb de-
fective.
The LED rear light must be
replaced. Consult a specialist
workshop, preferably an author-
ised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Parking-light bulb
defective
! LAMPF appears on the dis-
play.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easier for other users to
oversee the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
Possible cause:
Parking-light bulb defective.
Replacing parking-light bulb,
left ( 132).
Replacing parking-light bulb,
right ( 133).
Turn-indicator bulb
defective
! LAMP appears on the display.
A defective bulb places
your safety at risk because
it is easier for other users to
oversee the motorcycle.
Replace defective bulbs as
soon as possible; always carry a
complete set of spare bulbs if
possible.
Possible cause:
Turn-indicator bulb defective
Replacing turn indicator bulbs,
front and rear ( 134).
Possible cause:
The number-plate carrier has
been removed; the motorcycle's
on-board electronics know that
the flashing turn indicators are
not installed on the motorcycle.
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Status
indicators
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Installing number-plate carrier
( 92).
In SETUP mode, switch on
suppression of the error mes-
sage.
Motorcycle dropped
! VDS (Vertical Down Sensor)
appears on the blank display.
Possible cause:
The drop sensor has detected a
drop and has cut out the engine.
Bring the motorcycle to the
upright position
Switch the ignition off and
then on again or switch the kill
switch on and then off again.
Drop sensor defective
! VDS (Vertical Down Sensor)
appears on the display.
Possible cause:
A defect in the drop sensor has
been detected.
Seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an author-
ised BMW Motorrad dealer.
ABS self-diagnosis not
completed
ABS warning light flashes.
Possible cause:
The ABS function is not
available, because self-
diagnosis did not complete. The
motorcycle has to move forward
a few metres for the wheel
sensors to be tested.
Pull away slowly. Bear in mind
that the ABS function is not
available until self-diagnosis has
completed.
ABS deactivated
ABS warning light shows.
Possible cause:
The rider has switched off the
ABS system.
Activating ABS function
( 42).
ABS fault
ABS warning light shows.
Possible cause:
The ABS control unit has detec-
ted a fault. The ABS function is
not available.
You can continue to ride the
motorcycle, but make due pro-
vision for the fact that the ABS
function is not available. Bear
in mind the more detailed in-
formation on situations that can
lead to an ABS fault ( 102).
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
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Page: 31
DTC intervention
with BMW Motorrad DTCOE
DTC warning light quick-
flashes.
The DTC has detected a degree
of instability at the rear wheel
and has intervened to reduce
torque. The warning light flashes
for longer than DTC intervention
lasts. This affords the rider visual
feedback on control intervention
even after the critical situation
has been dealt with.
DTC self-diagnosis not
completed
with BMW Motorrad DTCOE
DTC warning light slow-
flashes.
Possible cause:
Self-diagnosis did not complete,
so the DTC function is not avail-
able. The engine must be run-
ning and the motorcycle must
reach a speed of at least 5 km/h
in order for DTC self-diagnosis to
complete.
Pull away slowly. Bear in mind
that the DTC function is not
available until self-diagnosis has
completed.
DTC switched off
with BMW Motorrad DTCOE
DTC warning light shows.
Possible cause:
The rider has switched off the
DTC system.
Activating DTC function
( 43).
DTC fault
with BMW Motorrad DTCOE
DTC warning light shows.
Possible cause:
The DTC control unit has detec-
ted a fault.
You can continue to ride. Bear
in mind that the DTC function
is not available or the function-
ality might be subject to certain
restrictions. Bear in mind the
more detailed information on
situations that can lead to a
DTC fault ( 103).
Have the fault rectified as
quickly as possible by a
specialist workshop, preferably
an authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer.
Anti-theft alarm battery
weak
with anti-theft alarm (DWA)OE
! DWALO appears on the dis-
play.
This error message appears
only briefly after the pre-
ride check completes.
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Page: 32
Possible cause:
The integral battery in the anti-
theft alarm has lost a significant
proportion of its original capa-
city. There is no assurance of
how long the anti-theft alarm can
remain operational if the motor-
cycle's battery is disconnected.
Seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an author-
ised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Anti-theft alarm battery
flat
with anti-theft alarm (DWA)OE
General warning light shows
yellow.
! DWA appears on the display.
This error message appears
only briefly after the pre-
ride check completes.
Possible cause:
The integral battery in the anti-
theft alarm has lost its entire ori-
ginal capacity. There is no assur-
ance that the anti-theft alarm will
be operational if the motorcycle's
battery is disconnected.
Seek the advice of a specialist
workshop, preferably an author-
ised BMW Motorrad dealer.
Speed warning
Shift indicator lights up or
flashes, depending on your
preferred setting.
! SPEED appears on the dis-
play.
Possible cause:
The preset top speed was ex-
ceeded.
Reduce speed.
Set a new top speed.
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Operation
Ignition switch/steering lock . . . . . . . . . 34
Electronic immobiliser EWS. . . . . . . . . 35
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Odometer and tripmeters . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Speed warning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Turn indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Hazard warning flashers. . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Emergency off switch (kill
switch) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Grip heating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
BMW Motorrad Race ABS . . . . . . . . . . 41
Dynamic Traction Control DTC . . . . . 42
Ride mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Spring preload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Damping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Front and rear seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Helmet holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Luggage loops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
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Ignition switch/steering
lock
Keys
You receive two master keys and
one emergency key. The emer-
gency key is small and light so
that it can always be kept in a
wallet or purse, for example. It
is designed for occasional use,
for example when no master key
is available; it is not intended for
constant use.
Please consult the information on
the electronic immobiliser (EWS)
if a key is lost or mislaid ( 35).
Ignition switch/steering lock, fuel
filler cap lock and seat lock are all
operated with the same key.
Switching on ignition
Turn the key to position 1.
Parking lights and all function
circuits switched on.
Engine can be started.
Pre-ride check is performed.
( 60)
ABS self-diagnosis is
performed. ( 61)
with BMW Motorrad DTCOE
DTC self-diagnosis is per-
formed. ( 61)
Switch off the ignition
Turn the key to position 2.
Lights switched off.
Handlebars not locked.
Key can be removed.
Locking handlebars
Turn the handlebars all the way
to left
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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.
Electronic immobiliser
EWS
The on-board electronics access
the data saved in the ignition key
via a ring aerial in the ignition
lock. The ignition is not enabled
for starting until the engine con-
trol unit has recognised the key
as "authorised" for your motor-
cycle.
A spare key attached to
the same ring as the ig-
nition key used to start the en-
gine could "irritate" the electron-
ics, in which case the enabling
signal for starting is not issued.
The EWS warning appears in the
multifunction display.
Always keep the spare key sep-
arately from the ignition key.
If you mislay a key you can have
the key in question barred by
your authorised BMW Motorrad
dealer. In order to have a key
barred you must bring along all
the other keys belonging to the
motorcycle.
The engine cannot be started by
a barred key, but a key that has
been barred can subsequently be
reactivated.
You can obtain replacement/extra
keys only through an authorised
BMW Motorrad dealer. The keys
are part of an integrated security
system, so the dealer is under an
obligation to check the legitimacy
of all applications for replace-
ment/extra keys.
Clock
Setting clock
Attempting to set the clock
while riding the motorcycle
can lead to accidents.
Set the clock only when the mo-
torcycle is stationary.
Switch on the ignition.
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Press and hold down button 2
until the hours number 3
flashes.
Press button 1 to step the
hours reading up.
Press button 2 to step the
hours reading down.
When the hours reading is cor-
rect, hold down button 2 until
minutes reading 4 flashes.
Press button 1 to step the
minutes reading up.
Press button 2 to step the
minutes reading down.
When the minutes reading is
correct, press and hold down
button 2 until the number
stops flashing.
This completes the process.
Odometer and
tripmeters
Selecting readings
Switch on the ignition.
Repeatedly press button 1 until
the value you want appears in
panel 3.
The following values can be dis-
played:
Total distance covered
Tripmeter 1 (Trip I)
Tripmeter 2 (Trip II)
Range (once fuel level is down
to reserve)
Resetting tripmeter
Switch on the ignition.
Select the desired tripmeter.
Press and hold down button 1
until the tripmeter reading is
reset.
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Speed warning
Adjusting speed warning
If applicable, activate the speed
warning in the SETUP menu
(see "On the race track").
Repeatedly press button 2 until
LIMIT appears on the dis-
play.
The current speed setting or
OFF appears on the display.
To set the current speed as
the new limit: Hold down but-
ton 2 until this speed appears
on the display.
To increase the speed setting:
Briefly press button 1.
Speed is increased by approx.
10 km/h each time you press
the button.
If you exceed the limit set be-
forehand, shift indicator 3 lights
up or flashes at the preset fre-
quency and warning 4 appears
on the display.
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To switch off the speed warn-
ing: Hold down button 1 until
OFF appears on the display.
Lights
Side light
The side lights switch on auto-
matically when the ignition is
switched on.
The side lights place
a strain on the battery.
Do not switch the ignition
on for longer than absolutely
necessary.
Low-beam headlight
The low-beam headlight switches
on automatically when you start
the engine.
High-beam headlight and
headlight flasher
Start the engine.
Push switch 1 forward to
switch on the high-beam
headlight.
Pull switch 1 back to operate
the headlight flasher.
Parking light
Switch off the ignition.
Immediately after switching off
the ignition, push button 1 to
the left and hold it in this po-
sition until the parking lights
come on.
Switch the ignition on and off
again to switch off the parking
lights.
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Turn indicators
Operating flashing turn
indicators
Switch on the ignition.
The turn indicators are can-
celled automatically after
you have ridden for approximately
10 seconds and covered a dis-
tance of about 300 m.
Push button 1 to the left to
switch on the left flashing turn
indicators.
Push button 1 to the right to
switch on the right flashing turn
indicators.
Centre button 1 to cancel the
flashing turn indicators.
Hazard warning
flashers
Switching on hazard
warning flashers
Switch on the ignition.
The hazard warning flash-
ers place a strain on the
battery. Do not use the hazard
warning flashers for longer than
absolutely necessary.
If you press a turn-indic-
ator button with the ignition
switched on, the turn-indicator
function is activated instead of
the hazard warning flashers, and
remains active until you release
the button. The hazard warning
flashers recommence flashing as
soon as the button is released.
Press button 1 to switch on
the hazard warning flashers.
Ignition can be switched off.
Press button 1 again to switch
off the hazard warning flashers.
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Emergency off switch
(kill switch)
1 Emergency off switch (kill
switch)
Operating the kill switch
when riding can cause
the rear wheel to lock and thus
cause a fall.
Do not operate the kill switch
when riding.
The emergency off switch is a
kill switch for switching off the
engine quickly and easily.
a Engine switched off
b Normal operating position
(run)
Grip heating
with heated handlebar gripsOE
Operating grip heating
Start the engine.
Grip heating can be activ-
ated only when the engine
is running.
The increase in power con-
sumption caused by the
grip heating can drain the bat-
tery if you are riding at low en-
gine speeds. If the charge level
is low, grip heating is switched
off to ensure the battery's start-
ing capability.
Repeatedly press button 1 until
the desired heating stage ap-
pears on the display.
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The handlebar grips have two-
stage heating. Stage two 2 is
for heating the grips quickly: it is
advisable to switch to stage one
as soon as the grips are warm.
100 % heating power
50 % heating power
The selected heating stage will
be saved if you allow a certain
length of time to pass without
making further changes.
BMW Motorrad Race
ABS
Deactivating ABS function
Switch on the ignition.
You have the option of de-
activating the ABS function
while the motorcycle is on the
move.
Press and hold down button 1
until ABS warning light 2
changes status.
ABS warning light shows.
with BMW Motorrad DTCOE
Press and hold down button 1
until first DTC warning light 3
and then ABS warning light 2
change their status.
The DTC setting remains un-
changed.
ABS warning light shows.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
ABS warning light remains
ON.
The ABS function is deactiv-
ated.
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Activating ABS function
Press and hold down button 1
until ABS warning light 2
changes status.
ABS warning light goes out;
if self-diagnosis has not
completed it starts flashing.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
The ABS warning light re-
mains off or continues to
flash.
The ABS function is activated.
If the coding plug for the
SLICK function is not inserted,
you have the option of
switching the ignition off and
then on again.
An ABS fault has occurred
if the ABS warning light
shows when the motorcycle ac-
celerates to a speed in excess
of 5 km/h after the ignition was
switched off and then on again.
Dynamic Traction
Control DTC
with BMW Motorrad DTCOE
Deactivating DTC function
Switch on the ignition.
You have the option of de-
activating the DTC function
while the motorcycle is on the
move.
Press and hold down button 1
until DTC warning light 3
changes status.
DTC warning light starts to
show.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
DTC warning light remains
ON.
The DTC function is deactiv-
ated.
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Activating DTC function
Press and hold down button 1
until DTC warning light 3
changes status.
DTC warning light goes
out; if self-diagnosis has not
completed it starts flashing.
Release button 1 within two
seconds.
DTC warning light remains
off or continues to flash.
The DTC function is activated.
If the coding plug for the
SLICK function is not inserted,
you have the option of
switching the ignition off and
then on again.
A DTC fault has occurred
if the DTC warning light
shows when the motorcycle ac-
celerates to a speed in excess
of 5 km/h after the ignition was
switched off and then on again.
Ride mode
Setting riding mode
Switch on the ignition.
Press button 1.
See the section entitled
"Engineering details"
for more information on the
various ride modes that can be
selected.
Arrow 1 and selection menu 2
show. The current setting is
shown at position 3.
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With the coding plug inserted,
the menu includes SLICK 4
as an additional selectable riding
mode.
Installing coding plug ( 45).
Repeatedly press button 1 until
the arrow is to the left of the
setting you want.
The SLICK mode is set up
for racing slicks and the as-
sumption on which the parameter
settings are based is that tyre-
to-surface grip is of the very high
level generally encountered only
on race tracks.
Activate SLICK mode only on
race tracks and only when run-
ning the motorcycle on racing
slicks.
When SLICK mode is selected:
Note that ABS control for the
rear wheel is restricted (see the
section entitled "Engineering
details").
With the motorcycle at a stand-
still, the mode you select is ac-
tivated after approximately ten
seconds.
The newly selected riding
mode is activated as you
ride only when the following
preconditions are satisfied:
Brake not applied
Throttle twistgrip in fully closed
position
Clutch pulled
Once the new ride mode has
been activated, the selection
menu disappears from the dis-
play.
The mode selected in this way
is retained with the engine-
characteristic, ABS and DTC
adaptation settings even after
the ignition has been switched
off.
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Installing coding plug
Switch off the ignition.
with reduced power output, 79
kWOE
The following applies to
motorcycles with power re-
duction: Once the coding plug
has been inserted, the choice
of modes includes SPORT and
RACE with increased engine
power. The significantly more
sporty response in these modes
can lead to hazardous situations.
It is important for the rider in-
tending to use these more sporty
ride modes to familiarise himself/
herself with their characteristics.
The following applies to
motorcycles with power
reduction: Inserting the cod-
ing plug voids homologation for
riding the motorcycle on public
roads.
In these cases, do not insert the
coding plug for riding on public
roads.
Switch off the ignition.
Remove the front seat ( 55).
Dirt and moisture can pen-
etrate the open plug and
lead to malfunctions.
Reinstall the cap after removing
the coding plug.
Remove cap of plug 1.
To do so, press retainer 2 and
pull the cap up.
Install the coding plug.
Switch on the ignition.
Once the coding plug is inserted
RAIN mode 1 is the mode ac-
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tivated automatically, for safety
reasons.
Setting riding mode ( 43).
Installing front seat ( 55).
Brakes
Adjust the handbrake
lever
Changing the position of
the brake-fluid reservoir can
allow air to penetrate the brake
system.
Do not twist the handlebar fitting
or the handlebars.
Attempting to adjust the
handbrake lever while riding
the motorcycle can lead to acci-
dents.
Do not attempt to adjust the
handbrake lever unless the mo-
torcycle is at a standstill.
Applying light pressure from
behind, turn adjusting screw 1
to the desired position.
The adjusting screw is
easier to turn if you push
the handbrake lever forward.
Adjustment options:
From position 1: widest span
between handlebar grip and
clutch lever
to position 6: narrowest span
between handlebar grip and
handlebar lever
Mirrors
Adjusting mirrors
Turn the mirror to the correct
position.
Spring preload
Setting
It is essential to set spring pre-
load of the front suspension to
suit the terrain. Increase spring
preload for riding in rough terrain
and reduce if the terrain is level.
It is essential to set spring pre-
load of the rear suspension to
suit the load carried by the mo-
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torcycle. Increase spring preload
when the motorcycle is heavily
loaded and reduce spring preload
accordingly when the motorcycle
is lightly loaded.
Adjusting spring preload
for front wheel
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motor-
cycle on its stand.
Make sure there is no load
on the motorcycle; remove all
items of luggage, if carried.
Hold the motorcycle upright
and measure distance d from
bottom edge 1 of the outer
tube to front axle 2.
Apply the rider's weight to the
motorcycle.
With the assistance of a
second person, measure
distance d between points 1
and 2 again and calculate the
difference (negative spring
displacement) between the two
readings.
Load-dependent adjust-
ment of spring preload
Negative spring displace-
ment of front wheel
10...15 mm (With rider
85 kg)
Your motorcycle's hand-
ling will suffer if you do not
match the spring-preload and
damping-characteristic settings.
Adjust the damping characteristic
to suit spring preload.
To reduce negative spring dis-
placement (increase spring pre-
load, in other words), use the
tool from the on-board toolkit
to turn adjusting screws 3 in
direction a.
To increase negative spring
displacement (reduce spring
preload, in other words),
use the tool from the on-
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board toolkit to turn adjusting
screws 3 in direction b.
Make sure that the settings are
identical on left and right.
Adjusting spring preload
for rear wheel
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motor-
cycle on its stand.
Make sure there is no load
on the motorcycle; remove all
items of luggage, if carried.
Use the tool from the on-board
toolkit to slacken screw 1.
Hold the motorcycle upright
and measure distance d from
bottom edge 1 of the number-
plate carrier to screw 2 of the
chain guard.
Apply the rider's weight to the
motorcycle.
With the assistance of a
second person, measure
distance d between points 1
and 2 again and calculate the
difference (negative spring
displacement) between the two
readings.
Load-dependent adjust-
ment of spring preload
Negative spring displace-
ment of rear wheel
20...25 mm (With rider
85 kg)
Your motorcycle's hand-
ling will suffer if you do not
match the spring-preload and
damping-characteristic settings.
Adjust the damping characteristic
to suit spring preload.
To reduce negative spring dis-
placement (increase spring pre-
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load, in other words), use the
tool from the on-board toolkit
to turn adjusting ring 2 in dir-
ection b.
To increase negative spring
displacement (reduce spring
preload, in other words), use
the tool from the on-board
toolkit to turn adjusting ring 2
in direction a.
Tighten screw 1 to the spe-
cified tightening torque.
Clamping bolt to upper
spring cup
3 Nm
Damping
Setting
Damping must be adapted to suit
the surface on which the motor-
cycle is ridden and to suit spring
preload.
An uneven surface requires
softer damping than a smooth
surface.
An increase in spring preload
requires firmer damping, a re-
duction in spring preload re-
quires softer damping.
Adjusting compression-
stage damping for front
wheel
Use adjusting screws 1 on
left and right to adjust the
compression-stage damping.
To increase damping: Use the
tool from the on-board kit to
turn the adjusting screw in the
appropriate direction so that
mark 2 points to a higher read-
ing on the scale.
To reduce damping: Use the
tool from the on-board kit to
turn the adjusting screw in the
appropriate direction so that
mark 2 points to a lower read-
ing on the scale.
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Compression stage, ba-
sic setting, front
Position 2 (comfortable set-
ting with rider 85 kg)
Position 4 (normal setting
with rider 85 kg)
Position 8 (sports setting
with rider 85 kg)
Make sure that the settings are
identical on left and right.
Adjusting rebound-stage
damping for front wheel
Adjust rebound-stage damping
by turning adjusting screws 1
on the left and right fork legs.
To increase damping: Use the
tool from the on-board kit to
turn the adjusting screw in the
appropriate direction so that
mark 2 points to a higher read-
ing on the scale.
To reduce damping: Use the
tool from the on-board kit to
turn the adjusting screw in the
appropriate direction so that
mark 2 points to a lower read-
ing on the scale.
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Rebound stage, basic
setting, front
Position 2 (comfortable set-
ting with rider 85 kg)
Position 4 (normal setting
with rider 85 kg)
Position 7 (sports setting
with rider 85 kg)
Make sure that the settings are
identical on left and right.
Factory default settings,
front wheel
Reset the factory defaults as
stated below.
Factory default settings
for compression/rebound
stages, front
Position 4
Adjusting compression-
stage damping for rear
wheel
Make sure the ground is level
and firm and place the motor-
cycle on its stand.
Adjust compression-stage
damping for long bump
travel (low speed) by turning
adjusting screw 1 and adjust
compression-stage damping for
short bump travel (high speed)
by turning adjusting ring 2.
To increase damping: Use the
tool from the on-board toolkit
to turn the adjusting screw or
the adjusting ring, as applic-
able, in the appropriate direc-
tion so that mark 3 or, respect-
ively, 4 points to a higher read-
ing on the scale.
To reduce damping: Use the
tool from the on-board toolkit
to turn the adjusting screw or
the adjusting ring, as applic-
able, in the appropriate direc-
tion so that mark 3 or, respect-
ively, 4 points to a lower read-
ing on the scale.
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