end to the positive terminal of the donor
Use the black jumper cable to connect the
ground support point 3 to the negative
terminal of the second battery.
Run the engine of the donor vehicle during
the jump-starting procedure.
Start the engine of the vehicle with the
empty battery in the usual way; if the en-
gine does not start, wait a few minutes
before repeating the attempt to start the
engine to protect the starter motor and
the donor battery.
To start the engine, do not use start
sprays or similar items.
Idle both engines for a few minutes before
disconnecting the jumper cables.
First, disconnect the jumper cable from the
ground support point 3 and then from the
jump-start terminal 1.
Install the protective cap 2.
Installing side trim panel ( 127).
Correct battery care and maintenance com-
bined with proper charging and storage pro-
cedures extends the battery's service life,
and is also required for warranty claims.
Compliance with the points below is impor-
tant in order to maximize battery service life:
Keep the surface of the battery clean and
Observe the notes on charging on the fol-
Do not turn the battery upside down.
BMW Motorrad has developed a
trickle-charger specially designed for
compatibility with the electronics of your
motorcycle. Using this charger, you can keep
the battery charged during long periods
when the motorcycle is not being used
without having to disconnect the battery
from the motorcycle's onboard systems.
Additional information is available at your
authorized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Charging a connected battery
Unsuitable chargers connected to the
Damage to charger and vehicle electronics
Use suitable BMW chargers. The correct
charger is available through your autho-
rized BMW Motorrad retailer.
Disconnect any devices connected to the
onboard power socket.
Comply with operating instructions of
Charge the battery connected to the vehi-
cle using the onboard power socket.
The motorcycle's onboard electronics
know when the battery is fully charged.
The onboard socket is switched off when
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,
charge the battery directly from the termi-
nals of the battery disconnected from the
A fully discharged battery must be
charged via a power socket or extra
Damage to vehicle electronics
A fully discharged battery (battery volt-
age less than 12 V, indicator lights and
multifunction display remain off when
ignition is switched on) must always be
charged directly at the poles of the dis-
Charging the battery connected to the
vehicle using the battery terminals
Damage to the motorcycle's electronics
Disconnect the battery before charging
on the battery terminals.