Visually inspect the brake pad thickness.
Viewing direction: from below between
the rear wheel and rear-wheel guide to-
ward brake pads 1.
Rear brake-pad wear limit
min 0.04 in (min 1 mm) (Only friction lin-
ing without carrier plate. The wear marks
(grooves) must be clearly visible.)
If the wear marks are no longer visible:
Dropping below the minimum pad thick-
Reduced braking action, damage to the
In order to ensure the operating reliabil-
ity of the brake system, make sure that
the brake pads are not worn beyond
their minimum thickness.
Have brake pads renewed at a special-
ist workshop, preferably an authorized
BMW Motorrad retailer.
Checking the front brake fluid level
Hold the motorcycle upright, making sure
that the ground is firm and level.
Align the handlebars so that the brake
fluid reservoir is positioned horizontally.
Check the brake fluid level in the sight
The brake fluid level in the brake-fluid
reservoir drops due to brake pad wear.
Front brake fluid level
Brake fluid, DOT4
The brake fluid level must not fall below
the MIN mark. (Brake-fluid reservoir hori-