2017 BMW R 1200 GS — Owner's Manual

Posted on 14 Feb, 2017
Model: 2017 BMW R 1200 GS
Pages: 229

File size: 3 MB

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Manual Description
The on-board electronics access the data saved in the radio-operated key via a ring aerial in the R/C ignition lock. The ignition is not enabled for starting until the engine control unit has recognised the radio-operated key as "authorised" for your motorcycle. A spare vehicle key attached to the same ring as the radio-operated key used to start the engine could "irritate" the electronics, in which case the enabling signal for starting is not issued. The warning with the key symbol appears in the multifunction display.

Always keep the spare key separately from the radio-operated key. Each time the brakes are applied, a load distribution shift takes place with the load shifting forward from the rear to the front wheel. The sharper the motorcycle decelerates, the more load is shifted to the front wheel. The higher the wheel load, the more braking force can be transmitted without the wheel locking.

To optimise stopping distance, apply the front brakes rapidly and keep on increasing the force you apply to the brake lever. This makes the best possible use of the dynamic increase in load at the front wheel. Remember to pull the clutch at the same time. In the "panic braking situations" that are trained so frequently braking force is applied as rapidly as possible and with the rider's full force applied to the brake levers; under these circumstances the dynamic shift in load distribution cannot keep pace with the increase in deceleration and the tyres cannot transmit the full braking force to the surface of the road.

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