BMW R Nine T

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Torque Settings

Front Wheel Brake Calipers38 Nm28 ft-lb
Front Wheel Clamping Screw in Axel Adapter19 Nm14 ft-lb
Rear Wheel60 Nm44 ft-lb
Mirror Locknut22 Nm16 ft-lb
Mirror Adapter on Clamping Block25 Nm18 ft-lb
Engine Oil Drain Plug32 Nm
Engine Oil Filter11 Nm
Final Drive Oil Drain Plug20 Nm
Final Drive Oil Filler Plug20 Nm
Gear Box Oil Filler Cap30 Nm
Gear Box Oil Drain Plug30 Nm
Spark Plugs12 Nm
Steering Head Bearing Adjuster Nut15 Nm
Brake hose banjo bolts24 Nm
Front axle/axle bolt50 Nm
Front axle clamp bolts19 Nm
Front brake caliper mounting bolts38 Nm
Front brake caliper pad pin - R nineT6 Nm
Front brake master cylinder clamp bolts8 Nm
Front brake disc bolts19 Nm
Rear brake caliper mounting bolts28 Nm
Rear brake disc bolts, Initial setting12 Nm
Rear brake disc bolts, Final setting30 Nm
Rear brake master cylinder mounting bolts8 Nm
Rear wheel bolts60 Nm
Spoke nipples3.5 Nm
Brake and clutch master cylinder clamp bolts8 Nm
Brake pedal pivot bolt19 Nm
Final drive unit pivot bolt100 Nm
Front forks
Fork clamp bolts - top and bottom yokes19 Nm
Fork top bolt
R nineT20 Nm
Pure, Racer, Scrambler, Urban G/S22 Nm
Fork damper rod bolt
R nineT30 Nm
Pure, Racer, Scrambler, Urban G/S20 Nm
Gearchange lever pivot bolt (Racer)19 Nm
Handlebar clamp bolts - R nineT, Pure, Scrambler, Urban G/S
Front (M10) bolts38 Nm
Rear (M8) bolts19 Nm
Handlebar end-weight bolts - R nineT19 Nm
Handlebar end-weights - Pure, Racer, Scrambler, Urban G/S10 Nm
Rear suspension
Paralever arm mounting bolts56 Nm
Rear shock absorber mounting bolts56 Nm
Swingarm left-hand bearing pin
Initial setting20 Nm
Final setting7 Nm
Swingarm left-hand bearing pin locknut145 Nm
Swingarm right-hand bearing pin screws9 Nm
Sidestand pivot bolt41 Nm
Steering damper bolts19 Nm
Steering Head Bearing Adjuster Nut15 Nm
Steering stem nut100 Nm

Fluids

Engine and Drive Fluids

FuelNormal Unleaded 874.5 gal tank, 3.7 quart reserve
Engine OilSAE 15W-503.95 liters with filter replacement
Gearbox OilBMW Synthetik OSP700 ml
Final Drive OilBMW Synthetik OSP180 ml
Brake FluidDOT 4
Clutch FluidHyspin V10

Fork Oil

Use BMW telescopic fork oil type 2 (10W). The fork tube runout limit is 0.1 mm.

BikeFork oil capacityFork oil level
2014 to 2016 R nineT575 ml80 mm
2017-on R nineT525 ml65 mm
Pure, Standard suspension537 ml92 mm
Pure, Lowered suspension539 ml91 mm
Racer537 ml92 mm
Scrambler, Standard suspension576 ml92 mm
Scrambler, Lowered suspension537 ml92 mm
Urban G/S576 ml92 mm

Specs

Engine

The R Nine T engine is an air/oil-cooled two cylinder four-stroke opposed-twin engine with double overhead camshaft and a counterbalance shaft.

Displacement1170 cc
Cylinder Bore4 in
Piston Stroke2.9 in
Compression Ratio12:1
Output110 hp at 7750 rpm
Torque86 ft-lb at 6000 rpm
Max Engine Speed8500 rpm
Engine Idle Speed1150 rpm

Tires

Tire Inflation Pressure
Front36.3 psi
Rear39.2 psi
(42.1 psi for Two-up riding)
R nineT, Pure, Racer, Scrambler with lowered suspension
Front120/70 ZR 17
Rear180/55 ZR 17
Scrambler with standard suspension, Urban G/S
Front120/70 R 19
Rear170/60 R 17

Weights and Dimensions

2014 to 2016 R nineT
Wheelbase1476 mm
Overall length2085 mm
Overall width890 mm
Overall height1265 mm
Seat height (rider’s)
Standard785 mm
Low seat775 mm
Weight (with oil and full fuel tank)222 kg
Maximum payload208 kg
2017-on R nineT
Wheelbase1487 mm
Overall length2110 mm
Overall width900 mm
Overall height1265 mm
Seat height (rider’s)803 mm
Weight (with oil and full fuel tank)222 kg
Maximum payload208 kg
Pure
Wheelbase1493 mm
Overall length2105 mm
Overall width900 mm
Overall height
Standard1240 mm
Lowered suspension1210 mm
Seat height (rider’s)
Standard805 mm
Lowered suspension775 mm
Weight (with oil and full fuel tank)219 kg
Maximum payload211 kg
Racer
Wheelbase1491 mm
Overall length2105 mm
Overall width920 mm
Overall height1105 mm
Seat height (rider’s)805 mm
Weight (with oil and full fuel tank)220 kg
Maximum payload210 kg
Scrambler
Wheelbase1527 mm
Overall length2175 mm
Overall width880 mm
Overall height1330 mm
Seat height (rider’s)820 mm
Weight (with oil and full fuel tank)210 kg
Maximum payload210 kg
Urban G/S
Wheelbase1527 mm
Overall length2175 mm
Overall width880 mm
Overall height1330 mm
Seat height (rider’s)
Standard850 mm
Low seat820 mm
Weight (with oil and full fuel tank)221 kg
Maximum payload209 kg

Spark Plugs

TypeNGK MAR8B-JDS
Electrode Gap0.03 in (0.8mm)

Assembly Diagrams

Maintenance Schedule

300-750 miles
  • BMW breaking-in check
6000 miles
  • Engine oil change with filter
  • Check valve clearances
  • Adjust engine synchronization
12000 miles
  • Engine oil change with filter
  • Oil Change in rear bevel gears
  • Check valve clearances
  • Replace spark plugs
  • Replace air filter
  • Adjust engine synchronization
18000 miles
  • Engine oil change with filter
  • Check valve clearances
  • Adjust engine synchronization
24000 miles
  • Engine oil change with filter
  • Oil Change in rear bevel gears
  • Check valve clearances
  • Change transmission oil
  • Replace spark plugs
  • Replace air filter
  • Replace alternator belt
  • Adjust engine synchronization
30000 miles
  • Engine oil change with filter
  • Check valve clearances
  • Agdjust engine synchronization
36000 miles
  • Engine oil change with filter
  • Oil Change in rear bevel gears
  • Check valve clearances
  • Replace spark plugs
  • Replace air filter
  • Adjust engine synchronization
42000 miles
  • Engine oil change with filter
  • Check valve clearances
  • Adjust engine synchronization
48000 miles
  • Engine oil change with filter
  • Oil Change in rear bevel gears
  • Check valve clearances
  • Change transmission oil
  • Replace spark plugs
  • Replace air filter
  • Replace alternator belt
  • Adjust engine synchronization
54000 miles
  • Engine oil change with filter
  • Check valve clearances
  • Adjust engine synchronization
60000 miles
  • Engine oil change with filter
  • Oil Change in rear bevel gears
  • Check valve clearances
  • Replace spark plugs
  • Replace air filter
  • Adjust engine synchronization