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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-07-2017, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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G310R Owner's Manual

JACoH let us know that the owner's manual is out and I thought we can discuss the specifics or anything in the manual here.

There's a diagram of the seat layout and I see a small compartment for the tool kit and maybe even a wallet. Good to know that I won't always have to carry a backpack for something small. What I can't see are those hooks where you can attach your helmet straps to.
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Here's the link to the U.S. Owner's Manual.

Some stuff I found interesting:

JACoH seems to have missed the engine run-in information. It's right there on page 51. And it matches the instructions I got when I purchased my last two BMWs.



It comes with a remarkably complete tool kit (page 64). Much better than the one I got with my F800GS.

It also comes with a fuse box (page 14) and a few spare fuses. That would seem to indicate that this bike, unlike all other modern BMWs doesn't use the CanBus system. Which means it should be a whole lot easier to add electrical accessories, assuming they don't overload the 330w alternator. There is a warning (page 100) not to run the heated grips while at low speeds, because that will apparently drain the battery. So my guess is that any other heated gear will probably exceed its capacity. So no heated vests, gloves, etc. But a GPS, phone, etc. should be OK.

It runs on regular unleaded gas (87 AKI/91 ROZ/RON). Yay! Because many small gas stations out here in the empty parts of the western U.S. don't carry premium, that means I will be able fill up just about anywhere. And getting a top off from some guy with a jug down in Baja won't make me so nervous.

And finally, the recommended max. payload of the optional top case is a whopping 7 lbs!

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Sorry, I can no longer edit the post above. But if you follow that link, you'll then need to click on Service and Maintenance, and then Rider's Manual, and then click on the G models.
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Yep, I missed that small section about running in. Also, I see on ebay that there is a workshop service manual available on DVD from an Italian seller for about $30.00
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The eBay listing looks legit. For that price, I'd probably pick one up, if I were getting a G310R. And ran Windows.
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Didn't see the break in instructions either. Looks like the brake pads needs to be bedded in too so I imagine my first few rides will be extremely jerky since they said to brake harder for it to bed in.

As for the top case, 7 pounds doesn't seem like much but maybe it'll be better with a light duffel bag instead of a heavy top case.
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As for the top case, 7 pounds doesn't seem like much but maybe it'll be better with a light duffel bag instead of a heavy top case.
My guess is that the CYA lawyers got involved with those max payload specs. As is, you won't be able to put much more than a helmet back there. And while it's true that a heavy load behind the rear axle with lighten the front wheel, and perhaps cause handling problems, I'm betting that you'll be able to put more than 7 lbs. back there before things get too squirrelly up front.

My plan is to bolt a small Pelican case to the rear rack, and strap a double-ended duffel over the passenger seat. Unless I'm carrying gold bricks in the Pelican, I doubt I'll be able to overload the rear that way.
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I'm sure you can overshoot to like 10LBS or just over because the fact they have to give us a number, they have to play it safe and not give us the absolute limit. Much like a lot of other things safety or equipment related.

So most of you should be okay regardless of what you put in their. For me it will be a laptop, tablet, power banks, and some other devices.
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The g310r comes with an extra power socket on the left side? What kind of socket is it?
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-13-2017, 09:48 AM
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10lbs is more than enough.. can't imagine carrying anything too heavy anyhow. That break in period is very straightforward which is perfect for someone unfamiliar. Glad that they tell you to break in the tires and brakes as well.

Now it's just a matter of how many people will actually read it and follow through.
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