brake fluid BMW MOTORRAD R 850 R 2004 Rider's Manual (in English)

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BMW MOTORRAD R 850 R 2004  Riders Manual (in English) 1
General information and controls
5
9Storage compartment for 
toolkit
10 Fuse box
11 Air filter ( b Maintenance 
Instructions, Chapter 2)
12 Fuel filler cap (
b 24)
( ) Figure in brackets
bpage numbe

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BMW MOTORRAD R 850 R 2004  Riders Manual (in English) 2
21
2
Safety check
For this reason, check the 
details in the following sections 
before you start the journey: 
– Fuel level
– Positions of the handlebar-lever fittings
– Brake fluid level

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30
Safety check
Brake system - without BMW Integral ABS
Checking brake fluid levelGradual wear of the brake pads 
causes the brake fluid level in 
the reservoir to drop.
d Warning:
If brake fluid l

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BMW MOTORRAD R 850 R 2004  Riders Manual (in English) 2
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2
Safety check
Checking front brake fluid 
level
d Warning:
Never permit the brake fluid 
level to drop below the mini-
mum level (MIN mark)
 Place motorcycle on centre 
stand
– Make sure the

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32
Safety check
MAX
MIN
Brake system - without BMW Integral ABS
Checking rear brake fluid 
level
d Warning:
Never permit the brake fluid 
level to drop below the MIN 
mark on the brake fluid reser-

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BMW MOTORRAD R 850 R 2004  Riders Manual (in English) 2
33
2
Safety check
Brake system - with BMW Integral ABSOE
Checking brake fluid level
d Warning:
On a motorcycle equipped 
with BMW Integral ABS, the 
brake fluid level in the reser-
voir does NOT dro

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BMW MOTORRAD R 850 R 2004  Riders Manual (in English) 2
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2
Safety check
MIN
Brake system - with BMW Integral ABSOE
Checking front brake fluid 
level
d Warning:
Never permit the brake fluid 
level to drop below the mini-
mum level (MIN mark)
 Place mot

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36
Safety check
MIN
Checking rear brake fluid 
level
d Warning:
Never permit the brake fluid 
level to drop below the MIN 
mark on the brake fluid reser-
voir
�Optional extra
 Place motorcycle on

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3
Starting – Riding – Parking
�Optional extra
General 
warning 
lighte ABS warning 
light
l/
brake failure Malfunctions
OFF ON Only RESIDUAL BRAKING FUNCTION  available in both circuits (
b

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BMW MOTORRAD R 850 R 2004  Riders Manual (in English) i
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Index
AActive brake with ABSchanging brake fluid,  33
checking brake fluid level,  33
Anti-lock braking system notes,  68,  70-75
BBrake fluid
changing,  30
Brake fluid level
checking,  30
checki
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