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General instructionsBMW Motorrad recommends
the use of parts and accessories
for your motorcycle that are ap-
proved by BMW for this purpose.
Your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer is the right place to go
for genuine BMW parts and ac-
products, and expert advice on
their installation and use.
These parts and products have
been tested by BMW for safety,
function and suitability. BMW
accepts product liability for these
Conversely, BMW is unable to
accept any liability whatsoever
for parts and accessories which it
has not approved.BMW Motorrad cannot ex-
amine or test each product
of outside origin to ensure that it
can be used on or in connection
with BMW motorcycles without constituting a safety hazard. Nor
is this guarantee provided when
the official approval of a specific
country has been granted. Tests
conducted by these instances
cannot make provision for all op-
erating conditions experienced by
BMW motorcycles and, conse-
quently, they are not sufficient in
Use only parts and accessories
approved by BMW for your
Whenever you are planning mod-
ifications, comply with all the le-
gal requirements. The motorcy-
cle must not infringe on national
road-vehicle construction and
Onboard socketRatingsWhen the battery voltage is in-
sufficient and the maximum per-
missible load is exceeded, the
1and the on-
board socket available as an op-
tional accessory (OA) are auto-
matically switched off.Operating electrical
accessoriesYou can start using electrical ac-
cessories only when the ignition
is switched on. The accessory
remains operational if the igni-
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tion is subsequently switched off.
Approx. 15 minutes after switch-
ing off the ignition and/or during
starting, the onboard socket is
switched off to take the load off
the vehicle electrical system.Cable routingThe cables from the onboard
socket to the auxiliary device
must be routed in such a way
that they:do not impede the rider
do not restrict or obstruct the
steering angle and handling
cannot be trapped
Improperly routed cables
can impede the rider.
Route the cables as described
Overloading and imbal-
anced loads can adversely
affect the motorcycle's handling.
Do not exceed the gross weight
limit and observe the loading
Mounting a luggage system on
your motorcycle will affect its
handling. When driving with cas-
es (OA) and/or Topcase (OA),
BMW Motorrad recommends a
top speed of 112 mph (180 km/
Adjust setting of spring
preload, damping characteristic
and tire inflation pressures to
suit total weight.
Make sure that weight is uni-
formly distributed between
right and left.
Pack heavy items at bottom
and toward inboard side. Max. load for left and right
case (OA) in each case: 22 lbs
Load Topcase (OA) with a
maximum of 11 lbs (5 kg).
Aluminum abrasionTo prevent soiling with aluminum
abrasion, sensitive pieces of lug-
gage should be stowed in a bag.
BMW Motorrad offers the option-
al accessory "Waterproof Bag"
for the aluminum cases and the
aluminum Topcase for this pur-
pose. Details are available from
your authorized BMW Motorrad
retailer.Carrying handle setTo carry the cases and the Top-
case, your authorized BMW Mo-
torrad retailer offers the optional
accessory "Carrying Handle Set".
This optional accessory is also
suitable for securing pieces of
luggage and the optional acces-
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sory "Waterproof Bag" on the
cases and the Topcase.Case
Opening caseTurn key1counterclockwise in
The case cover can be
opened with both the left
and the right latch.
Case lock is unlocked. Pull latch
2upward as far as
possible while pressing case lid
Latch is open.
Open case lid.
Closing casePress case lid and latch 2
downward while hooking latch
hook into case lid.
Latch engages with an audible
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Case lock is locked.
Remove key.Removing case lidOpen case lid. Detach lid retaining cable
Close case lid.
Open second latch of case lid.
Remove case lid.
Installing case lidLay case lid on case.
Close one latch.
Open case lid. Hook in lid retaining cable
Close case lid.
Removing caseTurn key 1counterclockwise in