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An incorrect disconnectionsequence increase the riskof short-circuiting.
Always observe the propersequence.
Remove battery ground wire1first.
Then pull off protective cap3and remove positive batterycable4.
Remove screw2, unhook re-taining strap at bottom and re-move.
Lift out battery upward; if itis difficult to move, moving itback and forth will help.
Place battery in battery com-partment, positive terminal onright in direction of travel.
Hook in retaining hoop at bot-tom, push over battery and in-stall screw2.
An incorrect installation se-quence increases the riskof short-circuiting.
Always observe the proper se-quence.
Never install the battery withoutthe protective cap.
First attach positive battery ca-ble4.
Place protective cap3on bat-tery positive terminal.
Then install negative batterycable1.
If the motorcycle was dis-connected from the bat-tery for a longer time, the currentdate must be entered in the in-strument cluster to ensure theproper operation of the servicedisplay.
Consult a certified workshop,preferably an authorized BMWMotorrad retailer, for setting ofthe date.
Installing driver's seat (73).
Setting clock (50).
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Care products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Washing your motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . 132
Cleaning sensitive motorcycle
parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Paint care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Protective wax coating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Storing motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Returning motorcycle to use . . . . . . . 134
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BMW Motorrad recommendsthat you use cleaning and careproducts available at your au-thorized BMW Motorrad retailer.BMW CareProducts have beenmaterials tested, laboratory test-ed, and field tested and provideoptimum care and protection forthe materials used in your motor-cycle.
The use of unsuitablecleaning and care productscan damage motorcyclecomponents.
For cleaning, do not use any sol-vents such as nitro-thinners, coldcleaning agents, fuel or similar,and do not use cleaning agentsthat contain alcohol.
BMW Motorrad recommendsthat you use BMW Insect Re-mover to soften and wash offinsects and stubborn dirt frompainted parts before washing themotorcycle.
To prevent stains, do not washthe motorcycle immediately afterit has been exposed to brightsunlight and do not wash it in thesun.
Make sure that the motorcycleis washed frequently, especiallyduring the winter months.
To remove road salt, clean themotorcycle with cold water im-mediately after every trip.
After washing the motor-cycle, after driving throughwater or in the rain, braking canbe delayed due to damp brakedisks and brake pads.
Brake early until the brake disks
and pads are dry or braked untildry.
Warm water intensifies theeffect of salt.
Only use cold water to removeroad salt.
The high pressure of steamcleaners can damage seals,the hydraulic brake system, theelectrical system and the seat.
Do not use a steam jet or high-pressure cleaning equipment.
Clean body panels with waterand BMW plastic care emulsion.
If plastic parts are cleanedusing unsuitable cleaningagents, the surfaces can be dam-aged.
Do not use cleaning agents that
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contain alcohol, solvents or abra-sives to clean plastic parts.
'Fly sponges' or sponges withhard surfaces can also lead toscratches.
Soften stubborn dirt anddead insects by coveringthe affected areas with a wetcloth.
Windscreen and headlight
lenses made of plastic
Clean off dirt and insects with asoft sponge and plenty of water.
Fuel and chemical solventsattack the windshield ma-terial; the windshield becomescloudy or dull.
Do not use cleaning agents.
Especially in the case of roadsalt, carefully clean chrome partswith plenty of water and BMW
auto shampoo. Use chrome pol-ish for additional treatment.
Clean the radiator regularly toprevent overheating of the en-gine due to inadequate cooling.
For example, use a garden hosewith low water pressure.
Cooling fins can be benteasily.
When cleaning the radiator, en-sure that the fins are not bent.
Treat rubber components withwater or BMW rubber protectioncoating agent.
Using silicone sprays forthe care of rubber seals cancause damage.
Do not use silicon sprays or oth-er care products that containsilicon.
Washing the motorcycle regularlywill help counteract the long-termeffects of substances that dam-age the paint, especially if yourmotorcycle is ridden in areaswith high air pollution or naturalsources of dirt, e.g. tree resin orpollen.
However, remove particularly ag-gressive materials immediately;otherwise changes in the paint ordiscoloration can occur. Theseinclude spilled fuel, oil, grease,brake fluid as well as bird drop-pings. BMW Car Polish or BMWPaint Cleaner are recommendedfor this.
Contamination of the paint finishis particularly easy to see afterthe motorcycle has been washed.Remove this type of soiling withcleaning naphtha or spirit on aclean cloth or cotton ball. BMWMotorrad recommends remov-ing tar spots with BMW Tar Re-