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Comply with operating instruc-
tions of charger.If you are unable to
charge the battery via
the onboard socket, you
may be using a charger that
is not compatible with your
motorcycle's electronics. In this
case, please charge the battery
directly at the terminals of the
disconnected battery.Charging disconnected
batteryCharge battery using a suitable
Comply with operating instruc-
tions of charger.
Once battery is fully charged,
disconnect charger's terminal
clips from battery terminals.
In the case of longer peri-
ods when the motorcycle is
not being used, the battery must
be recharged regularly. See the
instructions for caring for your battery. Always fully recharge
the battery before returning it to
If it is not standing firmly,
the motorcycle could topple
in the course of the operations
Make sure that the motorcycle is
steady on its stand.
Make sure ground is level and
firm and park motorcycle.
Switch off ignition.
Removing driver's seat ( 71)
Remove Rider's Manual if nec-
essary. Remove screw
1and take off
Rider's Manual holder.
An incorrect disconnection
sequence increase the risk
Always observe the proper
Remove battery ground wire 2
Then remove positive battery
Remove screw 4from battery
Unhook retaining strap and re-
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Lift battery up and out, using
tilting movements if it is difficult
to move.Installing batteryPlace battery in battery com-
partment, positive terminal on
right in direction of travel.
Hook battery retaining strap
underneath and slide over bat-
Install battery retaining strap
screw4. An incorrect installation se-
quence increases the risk
Always observe the proper se-
Never install the battery without
the protective cap.
First install positive battery ca-
Attach negative battery ca-
Position Rider's Manual holder
and install screw 1.
Insert Rider's Manual if neces-
Switch on ignition.
If the motorcycle was dis-
connected from the bat-
tery for a longer time, the current
date must be entered in the in-
strument cluster to ensure the
proper operation of the service
Consult a certified workshop,
preferably an authorized BMW Motorrad retailer, for setting of
Fully open throttle once or
Engine control unit detects
throttle valve control.
Installing driver's seat ( 72)
Setting clock ( 46)
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Care products..................... 138
Washing your motorcycle .......... 138
Cleaning sensitive motorcycle
parts ............................... 138
Paint care .......................... 139
Protective wax coating . . . .......... 140
Storing motorcycle ................. 140
Returning motorcycle to use ....... 140
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Care productsBMW Motorrad recommends
that you use cleaning and care
products available at your au-
thorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
BMW Care Products have been
materials tested, laboratory test-
ed, and field tested and provide
optimum care and protection for
the materials used in your motor-
cycle.The use of unsuitable
cleaning and care products
can damage motorcycle
For cleaning, do not use any sol-
vents such as nitro-thinners, cold
cleaning agents, fuel or similar,
and do not use cleaning agents
that contain alcohol.
motorcycleBMW Motorrad recommends
that you use BMW Insect Re-
mover to soften and wash off
insects and stubborn dirt from
painted parts before washing the
To prevent stains, do not wash
the motorcycle immediately after
it has been exposed to bright
sunlight and do not wash it in the
Make sure that the motorcycle
is washed frequently, especially
during the winter months.
To remove road salt, clean the
motorcycle with cold water im-
mediately after every trip.
After washing the motor-
cycle, after driving through
water or in the rain, braking can
be delayed due to damp brake
disks and brake pads. Brake early until the brakes are
dry or braked until dry.
Warm water intensifies the
effect of salt.
Only use cold water to remove
The high pressure of steam
cleaners can damage seals,
the hydraulic brake system, the
electrical system and the seat.
Do not use a steam jet or high-
pressure cleaning equipment.
motorcycle partsPlasticsClean plastic parts with water
and BMW plastic care emulsion.
This includes in particular:
Windshields and wind deflec-
Headlight lens made of plastic
Covering glass of the instru-