ATLANTIC 500

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aprilia part# 8104589

© 2002 aprilia s.p.a. - Noale (VE)

SAFETY INFORMATION The following conventions are used to identify safety information throughout the manual. This symbol identifies safety-related information. Whenever you see this symbol in the manual or attached to the vehicle, use utmost care to avoid the risk of injury. Disregarding the instructions identified by this symbol may put your safety, as well as that of other persons or of the vehicle at risk!

TECHNICAL INFORMATION Any operations preceded by this symbol must be repeated on the opposite side of the vehicle. Unless expressly specified otherwise, assembly is a reversal of the dismantling procedure. The terms “left” and “right” are referred to the motorcycle when viewed from the riding position.

First edition: November 2002

Reprint:

WARNING
Disregarding these indications may lead to severe injury or death.

WARNINGS - PRECAUTIONS GENERAL ADVICE Before starting the engine, carefully read this manual paying special attention to section “SAFE RIDING”. Your safety and that of other road users depends as much on your ability to respond to other traffic and unexpected occurrences as on your familiarity with your vehicle, the vehicle’s efficiency and your knowledge of basic “SAFE RIDING” techniques. Becoming familiar with your vehicle is the key to deal with traffic effectively and safely.

CAUTION
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Disregarding these indications may lead to minor injury or vehicle damage.

NOTE

The term “Note” in this manual precedes important information or instructions.

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NOTE This manual forms an integral part
of the vehicle and must remain with the vehicle, even if the vehicle is re-sold. The information contained in this manual was correct and up-to-date at the time of going to print. However, minor discrepancies between manual specifications and your vehicle are possible as a result of aprilia’s ongoing efforts to improve product design. Please refer to your aprilia Official Dealer for any doubts about the information contained in this manual. For inspections and repairs not expressly described in this manual, to purchase of aprilia genuine spare parts, accessories and other products, or simply for technical advice on specific matters, contact aprilia Official Dealers and Service Centres only for guaranteed prompt, quality service. Thank you for choosing aprilia. Enjoy your ride! All rights to electronic storage, reproduction and total or partial adaptation, with any means, reserved in all Countries.

Owners who use their vehicles in these countries must: – Have affected components replaced with those having country-specific approval at an aprilia Official Dealer and – Have the vehicle tested at the required intervals.

Throughout the manual, the following symbols are used to identify the different versions: Automatic light switching version (Automatic Switch-on Device) Option

NOTE

After purchase, please report the identification data indicated on the SPARE PARTS IDENTIFICATION LABEL in the table here below. The label is attached to the lefthand frame member. Remove the left inspection cover to give access to the label, see pag. 53 (REMOVING THE RIGHT AND LEFT INSPECTION COVERS).

VERSION: Italy United Kingdom Austria Portugal Finland Belgium Germany France Spain Greece Holland Singapore Slovenia Israel South Korea Malaysia Chile Croatia Australia United States of America Brazil South Africa New Zealand Canada

NOTE Emission and noise standards in force in some countries require periodical testing.

Identification data are: – YEAR = year of manufacture (Y,1,2,...); – I.M.= engineering change index (A,B,C,...); – COUNTRY CODES = country for which the vehicle is approved (I,UK,A,...). You will be asked to provide this information when purchasing spare parts or model-specific accessories from aprilia Official Dealers.

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GENERAL INDEX
SAFETY INFORMATION .............................. 2 TECHNICAL INFORMATION ........................ 2 WARNINGS - PRECAUTIONS GENERAL ADVICE ........................................ 2 GENERAL INDEX ......................................... 4 SAFE RIDING ............................................... 5 BASIC SAFETY RULES ................................ 6 CLOTHING ................................................... 9 ACCESSORIES ........................................... 10 LOAD .......................................................... 10 ARRANGEMENT OF THE MAIN ELEMENTS ........ 12 ARRANGEMENT OF THE CONTROLS / INSTRUMENTS - KEY ...................................... 14 INSTRUMENTS AND INDICATORS .......... 14 INSTRUMENTS AND INDICATORS TABLE ......... 15 KEY CONTROLS ........................................ 17 CONTROLS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE HANDLEBAR ....................... 17 CONTROLS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HANDLEBAR .............................................. 18 IGNITION SWITCH ..................................... 19 STEERING LOCK ....................................... 19 DIGITAL CLOCK/DATE LIQUID CRISTAL ....... DISPLAY ...................................................... 20 MULTIFUNCTION LIQUID CRISTAL DISPLAY ...................................................... 21 DIGITAL ODOMETER ................................. 22 TOOL KIT .................................................... 23 UNLOCKING/LOCKING THE SADDLE ....... 23 GLOVE COMPARTMENT ........................... 23 SMALL STORAGE COMPARTMENT ......... 24 BAG HOOK ................................................. 24 HELMET HOOK .......................................... 24 MAIN COMPONENTS ....................................... 25 FUEL ........................................................... 25 LUBRICANTS ............................................. 26 BRAKE FLUID - Recommendations ............. 27 DISC BRAKES ............................................ 27 CHECKING BRAKE FLUID LEVEL ............. 28 COOLANT ................................................... 29

CHECKING AND TOPPING UP .................. 30 TYRES ........................................................ 31 MUFFLER/EXHAUST SILENCER .............. 32 INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE ............................... 33 PRE-RIDE CHECKS CHART ..................... 33 STARTING .................................................. 34 MOVING OFF - RIDING ............................. 36 RUNNING-IN .............................................. 38 STOPPING .................................................. 38 PLACING THE VEHICLE ON THE STAND ........ 39 SUGGESTIONS TO AVOID THEFT ............ 39 MAINTENANCE ................................................ 40 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE CHART .......... 41 IDENTIFICATION DATA .............................. 43 FRAME NUMBER ...................................... 43 ENGINE NUMBER ...................................... 43 CHECKING AND TOPPING UP ENGINE OIL LEVEL .......................................................... 44 CHANGING ENGINE OIL AND THE ENGINE OIL FILTER .................. 45 CHECKING AND TOPPING UP TRANSMISSION OIL LEVEL ................. 45 CHANGING TRANSMISSION OIL .............. 46 AIR CLEANER ............................................ 47 CHECKING THE BRAKE PADS FOR WEAR ................................................ 48 CHECKING THE STAND ............................ 50 CHECKING THE SWITCHES ..................... 50 CHECKING THE FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSION .................................. 50 REAR SUSPENSION ADJUSTMENT ........ 51 CHECKING THE STEERING ...................... 51 CHECKING ENGINE PIVOT SHAFT .......... 52 REMOVING THE RIGHT AND LEFT INSPECTION COVERS .............................. 53 REMOVING THE FRONT FAIRING ............ 53 REMOVING THE REARVIEW MIRRORS ......................................... 54 REMOVING THE FRONT COVER ............. 54 THROTTLE TWISTGRIP ADJUSTMENT ... 55 SPARK PLUG .............................................. 56

REMOVING THE BATTERY COVER .......... CHECKING AND CLEANING THE BATTERY LEAD CONNECTIONS AND TERMINALS ....... REMOVING THE BATTERY ....................... CHECKING BATTERY FLUID LEVEL ......... CHARGING THE BATTERY ....................... INSTALLING THE BATTERY ....................... REPLACING THE FUSES ........................... ARRANGEMENT OF AUXILIARY FUSES (FRONT COVER) .......................... ARRANGEMENT OF MAIN FUSES (BATTERY COMPARTMENT) .................... VERTICAL ADJUSTMENT OF THE HEADLIGHT BEAM ....................... HORIZONTAL ADJUSTMENT OF THE HEADLIGHT BEAM ....................... BULBS ......................................................... REPLACING THE BULBS OF THE FRONT DIRECTION INDICATORS ............ REPLACING THE HEADLIGHT BULBS ...... LOW BEAM BULBS ..................................... HIGH BEAM BULBS .................................... PARKING LIGHT BULBS ............................. REPLACING THE TAIL LIGHT BULBS ........ REPLACING THE NUMBER PLATE BULB . REPLACING THE HELMET COMPARTMENT LIGHT BULB .................. CHANGING THE THIRD STOP BULBS ..... TRANSPORT .................................................... DRAINING THE FUEL TANK ...................... CLEANING ........................................................ LONG INACTIVITY ...................................... TECHNICAL DATA ........................................... LUBRICANT CHART .................................. WIRING DIAGRAM - Atlantic 500 ................

BATTERY BATTER HYDROGEN GAS TTERY BATTERY.................................................... 57 LONG INACTIVITY OF THE ELECTROLYTE AND ELECTROLYTE BATTERY ............ 57

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safe riding .

BASIC SAFETY RULES To ride a motorcycle. number plate. 6 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . drugs. Practice riding in areas away from traffic or on private ground until you become familiar the vehicle and its controls. NEVER lend the vehicle to beginners or anyone unless you are sure they meet the requirements. psychotropic substances and some medicines may affect your riding leading to an accident. state taxes. Most road accidents are caused by inexperienced riders. distracted. vehicle registration. insurance cover. etc. tired or drowsy. Do not ride when you feel unwell. you must satisfy certain legal requirements (driving licence. minimum age. health conditions and fitness.). Alcohol.

etc. Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footrest platform (or on the footrests). Do not stand up or stretch your limbs while riding.).Observe all road signs as well as national and local road regulations. Avoid obstacles that could damage the vehicle or make you lose control. Avoid riding in the slipstream created by preceding vehicles in order to increase your speed. visibility. Avoid sudden manoeuvres that put your safety and that of other persons at risk (for example: rearing up on the back wheel. in the correct posture. speeding. etc. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 7 . Adjust your speed and riding to road surface conditions.

If necessary. Make it a rule to check oil. Do not smoke. pipes. Use only the recommended fuels and lubricants specified in the “LUBRICANT CHART”. Never use the vehicle when the amount of damage makes it unsafe to ride. drink or read while riding. handlebars. braking systems and critical parts for damage. safety parts and all the devices that you are not able to inspect yourself. Report any malfunction to help mechanics in their work.OIL COOLER Keep your eyes on the road and pay close attention to other traffic. eat. check the control levers. fuel and coolant levels frequently. Special attention should be paid to frame. have the vehicle inspected by an aprilia Official Dealer. wires. If the vehicle has been involved in an accident or has fallen over. 8 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . suspension.

belts or neckties may impair your movements while riding or become tangled in the wheels or other moving parts. lights and horns. Wear protective clothing. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 9 . avoid any changes apt to upgrade vehicle performance or alter its original specifications. In particular. Observe all law regulations and national and local regulations applicable to vehicle equipment. Making changes to the vehicle and/or removing original components can compromise vehicle performance and safety or make it illegal to ride. Any such changes to the vehicle will invalidate the guarantee. direction indicators. fastened at the wrists and ankles. inclination or colour of: number plate. reducing the risk of an accident. CLOTHING Always wear an approved safety helmet and fasten it securely. Protective clothing protects you in the event of a fall and helps other road users to see you.ONLY ORIGINALS A12 345 Do not change the position. choose bright colours. Loose clothing or items. such as strings. To ensure you are easily seen. Do not ride off the road. Wear close-fitting clothing. The helmet must not be damaged. Clothing with reflective strips is also very effective. must fit correctly and the visor must be clean. Racing on public roads is prohibited by the law.

make sure it is firmly secured to the vehicle and does not create a hazard when riding. especially during a long trip. Do not install accessories that hinder access to the vehicle controls. installation and use of any accessory. They might cause injury in the event of a fall. Use only genuine aprilia accessories. Do not add any electrical devices or modify those fitted to your vehicle. Large fairings and windshields affect vehicle aerodynamics and stability. such as keys. be in the way of suspension travel or steering angle. ACCESSORIES The owner of the vehicle is responsible for the choice. glass items. Do not allow your passenger to keep such objects. LOAD Be careful when loading your luggage. Make sure the load is firmly secured to the vehicle. reduce ground clearance or lean-in angle. lengthening your response time in an emergency. Place your luggage as close as possible to the centre of gravity of the vehicle and ensure the load is distributed evenly to avoid imbalance. Ensure that any accessory you install is does not cover the horn or the lights or impair their operation.Do not keep any pointed or sharp objects. Overloading might kill the engine unexpectedly while riding or a power shortage might render the horn and lights inoperative. especially at high speed. 10 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . etc. After installing any accessory. impair the operation of the vehicle controls. in your pockets. pens.

Luggage should not protrude exceedingly over the luggage rack or cover the lights. mudguards and forks. Do not carry luggage unless it is firmly secured to the vehicle. Excess load will make the vehicle unstable and affect steering. ARRANGEMENT OF THE MAIN use and maintenance Atlantic 500 11 . horn or indicators. Do not secure bulky luggage to the sides of the vehicle. This might slow down steering response and adversely affect handling. Do not carry animals or children on the glove compartment or on the luggage rack. which could hit persons or object while riding and make you lose control of the vehicle. Do not exceed the maximum load allowed. heavy and/or dangerous objects on the handlebars.KG! Do not hang bulky.

ELEMENTS 3 4 2 1 5 6 7 13 KEY 1) Expansion tank 2) Coolant expansion tank plug 3) Rear brake fluid reservoir 4) Bag hook 5) Helmet hook 6) Air cleaner 12 11 10 9 8 7) Crash helmet compartment 8) Converter air cleaner cover 9) Centre stand 10) Passenger left footrest 11) Side stand 12) Spark plug 13) Left inspection cover 12 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 .

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 9 13 12 11 KEY 1) Battery 2) Main fuse carrier 3) Passenger grab rail 4) Fuel tank 5) Fuel tank filler cap 6) Fuel tank filler cap flag 7) Front brake fluid reservoir 8) Ignition switch/steering lock/seat lock 9) Horn 10) Auxiliary fuse carrier 11) Right inspection cover 12) Passenger right footrest 13) Engine oil level / filler plug ANORDNUNG DER use and maintenance Atlantic 500 13 .

) 9) Ignition switch / steering lock ( ).ARRANGEMENT OF THE CONTROLS/INSTRUMENTS INSTRUMENTS AND INDICATORS 4 6 21 10 3 6 2 17 1 15 16 4 5 13 14 11 8 ABS 7 2 1 9 8 7 5 12 9 10 20 18 3 19 ARRANGEMENTOFTHECONTROLS/INSTRUMENTS–KEY 1) Electric controls on the left side of the handlebar 2) Front and rear brake lever (integral braking system) 3) Left rear-view mirror 4) Instruments and indicators 5) Right rear-view mirror 6) Front brake lever 7) Throttle twistgrip 8) Electric controls on the right side of the handlebar . 10) loudspeakers protective grid ( INSTRUMENTS AND INDICATORS – KEY ) 1) Red engine oil pressure light ( 2) Green left turn indicator light ( ) 3) Digital odometer 4) Speedometer 5) Green right turn indicator light ( ) ) 6) Blue high beam light ( 7) Amber low fuel light ( ) 8) Fuel level indicator ( ) 9) Digital clock function and setting buttons 10) Digital clock 11) Coolant temperature indicator ( ) 12) Red coolant high temperature light ( ) 13) Green low beam light ( ) ) 14) Parking brake light ( ) 15) Amber side stand down light ( 16) “EFI” warning light 17) Rev counter 18) LCD display 19) 3 display function selection. and 18 and 3 resetting ) (for versions with ABS only) 20) Red ABS light ( ) 21) Red anti-theft (IMMOBILIZER) light ( 14 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 .

it means that the quantity of fuel left in the tank is about 4 litres. TRIP1 and TRIP2 (see page 22). Doubles as LED test light.INSTRUMENTS AND INDICATORS TABLE CAUTION Description When the key is turned to ON “ ”. Stop the engine immediately and contact an aprilia Official Dealer. If the light comes on during the normal engine operation. Refuel as soon as possible. the dashboard lights and the segments of the three displays come on for an instrumentation check-up and go out after three seconds. Function Blinks when the right direction indicator is on. Comes on when there are about 4 litres of fuel left in the tank. When the pointer reaches the red area. Indicates approximate fuel level in the tank. Gives road speed Comes on when the high beam is on or when you flash the high beam (PASSING). Comes on briefly each time the ignition switch is set to “ ” with the engine stopped. Blinks when the left direction indicator is on. ) Blinks when the engine is off as a deterrent to prevent theft. Right indicator repeater light ( ) Left indicator repeater light ( ) Engine oil pressure light ( ) Digital odometer Speedometer High beam light ( Low fuel light ( ) Fuel level indicator ( ) ) Gives total distance covered in kilometres. Digital clock Anti-theft device (immobilizer) light ( Parking brake light CAUTION use and maintenance Atlantic 500 15 . The light must go out as soon as engine is fired. Release brake before start. Indicates that the hand brake is pulled. Indicates that the anti-theft system is operating. see page 25 (FUEL). (where fitted). Hour and date display. all warning lights. see page 20 (DIGITAL CLOCK/DATE DISPLAY). it CAUTION means that engine oil pressure in the circuit is too low.

The central portion of the scale corresponds to normal running temperature range. chronometer and kilometers till next scheduled service are displayed. Immediately stop the engine and check coolant level. Indicates the approximate temperature of coolant in the engine. Comes on in the event of a malfunction.Description ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) ( ) Function (where fitted). speed. battery voltage. the engine is warm enough to rride. Comes on. When the pointer begins to move away from the “Min” level. Comes on when the side stand is down. Stop the engine immediately and contact an aprilia Official Dealer. Indicates the number of engine revolutions. Exceeding the max. average speed. If the light comes on during normal engine operation. it CAUTION means that the fuel electronic injection system is not working properly. see page 29 (COOLANT). Comes on when the low beam is on. the warning light comes on and CAUTION engine starting is inhibited. When the side stand is down. External temperature. The light must go out as soon as engine is fired. it means CAUTION that there is a failure in the anti-locking system. If the pointer reaches the red area or the warning light comes on. See page 21 (LCD MULTIFUNCTION DISPLAY). see page 29 (COOLANT). It comes on when the coolant temperature pointer reaches the red area. If the light comes one during the normal engine operation. max. average fuel consumption after the last “RESET”. stop the engine and check coolant level. temperature allowed for a long period CAUTION may lead to severe engine damage. Stop the engine immediately and contact an aprilia Official Dealer. for about three seconds. thus testing the injection system operation. Exceeding the maximum temperature allowed (red “Max” area CAUTION of the scale) may lead to severe engine damage. High Coolant temperature indicator ( ) Coolant high temperature light ( ) Low beam light ( Side stand light ( ) ) Electronic fuel injection control light (EFI) Rev counter LCD multifunction display 16 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . whenever the ignition switch is set to “ ” with the engine stopped. Anti-lock braking system check-up.

KEY CONTROLS CONTROLS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE HANDLEBAR NOTE The electric components work only when the ignition switch is in position “ ”. ”. set it to ) to turn on the high beam. When the blinker is on. 2) DIRECTION INDICATOR SWITCH ( ) Move the switch to the left in order to signal your intention to turn left. The selfcancelling feature only operates when the vehicle is in motion. 3) DIMMER SWITCH ( . The indicators are self-cancelling and turn off automatically after 40 seconds or after the vehicle has covered 500 m.) / HIGH BEAM FLASHER (PASSING ) Set the dimmer switch to “ ”. it is possible to turn the ignition switch to ( ) and extract the key. ) 5) HAZARD BUTTON ( OPERATION Press the button to activate the emergency stop blinker. Push the dimmer switch to position “PASSING beam. move the switch to the right to signal a right turn. to turn on the low beam. 1) HORN BUTTON ( ) Press it to operate the horn. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 17 . DEACTIVATION Insert the key into the ignition switch and turn it to position “ press the HAZARD button again to turn off the blinker. ” to flash the high 2 3 5 PASSING MODE 1 4 NOTE Release the switch to stop the flasher. 4) MODE BUTTON (MODE) Press it repeatedly to select the various indications provided by the multifunction display. Press the switch at the centre in to cancel the signal.

”. the starter button “ “. turns the engine over. it will stop 18 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . DEACTIVATION When the key is inserted into the ignition switch and turned to “ the device is automatically disconnected. When set to position “ the engine. When it is in position “ the engine can be started. 2 ”. After stopping the vehicle. ”. See page 34 (STARTING) for starting procedure. CONTROLS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HANDLEBAR NOTE The electric components work only when the ignition switch is in position “ ”.CAUTION 1 Leaving the ignition switch in position “ ” when the engine is stopped may flatten the battery. This is a safety or emergency switch. 2) STARTER BUTTON ( ) When pressed. 1) ENGINE KILL SWITCH ( ) WARNING Do not operate the engine kill switch “ ” while riding. stop the engine and then turn the ignition switch to position “ ”.

It is possible to remove the key ZADI IGNITION SWITCH The ignition switch (1) is positioned on the right side. ◆ Extract the key. It is not possible to Steering lock start the engine or switch on the lights Neither the engine nor the lights can be operated. near the steering tube. NOTE The key (2) operates the ignition switch /steering lock. OPERATION To lock the steering: ◆ Turn the handlebar fully to the left. Two keys are delivered along with the vehicle (one spare key). ◆ It is possible to remove the key. To open the compartments: Push in the key (2) and turn it clockwise to open the small storage compartment.1 2 Position Function Key removal P ZADI PUSH PU SH The steering is locked. ◆ Push in the key (2) and turn it anticlockwise to release/lock the saddle and access the compartment under the saddle. The engine and the lights can be operated. It is not possible to remove the key. STEERING LOCK WARNING Never turn the key to position “ ” while riding or you might lose control of the vehicle. ◆ Turn the key (2) to position “ ”. NOTE vehicle. the saddle lock and the glove compartment flap. Do not keep the spare key on the use and maintenance Atlantic 500 19 .

the vehicle at standstill and the direction indicators off. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Press the key W (2) for more than three seconds to enter the clock setting mode (only when the time is displayed). Press or hold down the key SET (3) until setting the month. The display switches automatically to month setting. The clock setting procedure is finished and the clock returns to normal operation. Press or hold down the key SET (3) until setting the day. Press or hold down the key SET (3) until setting the minutes. Press the key W (2) to confirm the time setting. Press the key W (2) to confirm the minutes setting. Press the key W (2) to confirm the day setting. ◆ ◆ ◆ Press the key W (2) for more than three seconds to enter the date setting mode (only when the date is displayed). Press the key W (2) to confirm the month setting. WARNING Clock and date display may only be set when the engine is stopped. Display functions (1): ◆ Normal display: hours and minutes. ◆ Date display: press the key SET (3). the month and the day are displayed for less than five seconds. The clock switches to minutes setting automatically. ◆ ABS ◆ ◆ 2 3 DIGITAL CLOCK/DATE LIQUID CRISTAL DISPLAY NOTE The Displays only operate when the ignition switch is set to “ ”. 20 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . Press or hold down the key SET (3) until setting the correct time. The date setting procedure is finished and the date display returns to normal operation.Setting the clock: Setting the date: ◆ 1 NOTE The clock must be set with the engine stopped. the vehicle is at standstill and the direction indicators are off.

all segments of the multifunction display come on (this is a test of all components). icon of the external temperature expressed in Fahrenheit degrees (° F) (12). The different functions are selected and displayed by pressing the MODE button (2) placed on left side of the handlebar. The display resumes the last function set after the vehicle was stopped. average mph speed icon (5). icon of the external temperature expressed in Celsius degrees (° C) (11). maximum speed icon (10). average speed (6). Maximum speed (Vmax) + kph or mph MODE Average speed AVG (kph or mph) MODE Battery charge (Vbatt) MODE Fuel consumption (km/l or mi/Gal.) MODE Lap timer (LAP) MODE Kilometres till next service (SERVICE) MODE 3 13 CAUTION After the first 1000 kilometres and every 6000 kilometres afterwards.Press the MODE button repeatedly to select in the order: 2 5 6 7 8 9 10 External temperature in ° C MODE °C °F CEV mph SERVICE ZADI AVG V BATT Km/h Km/l Vmax PU SH LAP 11 12 4 1 MULTIFUNCTION LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY When the ignition key (1) is set to “ “. see page 41 (PERIODIC MAINTENANCE CHART). consumption expressed in mi/Gal. service term icon (4). a SERVICE warning is displayed. When you see this message. six-digit reading of the set functions identified by the corresponding icons (13). (used on versions ( ) only) (9). battery charge icon (7). contact an aprilia Official Dealer to have the vehicle serviced as specified in the periodic maintenance chart. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 21 . The segments of the multifunction display are: Lap timer indicator (3). average kph speed icon (8) (the same icon is used for “consumption” indication expressed in Km/ l).

The segments of the Display are: Odometer display icon (4). START/STOP: Press the MODE key for more than three seconds. The initial display shows the odometer. When the ignition key (3) is set to “ “ . ◆ Press the TRIP key (1) for more than three seconds when the TRIP meter you wish to reset is displayed. LAP TIMER START/STOP AND RESET NOTE These indications may only be reset when the odometer is displayed on the right digital display. FUEL CONSUMPTION AND LAPTIMER RESETTING TRIP 1 AND TRIP 2 NOTE These indications may only be reset when the odometer is displayed on the right digital display. TRIP 2 display icon (6). 22 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . ◆ Press the TRIP key (1) for more than three seconds. and fivedigit reading of selected indication (7).Press the TRIP key repeatedly to access in the order: 3 ZADI PU SH Odometer (ODO) TRIP 4 7 5 6 Trip meter 1 TRIP Trip meter 2 TRIP ODO TRIP 1 TRIP 2 1 2 DIGITAL ODOMETER RESETTING AVERAGE AND MAXIMUM SPEED. TRIP 1 display icon (5). NOTE The displayed function will be reset. NOTE The displays only operate when the ignition switch is set to “ “. all segments of the display come on to test components for proper operation. RESET: ◆ Press the TRIP key (1) for more than three seconds only when the lap timer is stopped. NOTE The function displayed currently will be reset.

see page 23 (UNLOCKING / LOCKING THE SADDLE). ◆ Insert the key (2) into the saddle lock (3). ◆ Press and turn the key clockwise. The pneumatic piston keeps the saddle raised (4) and the light inside the saddle compartment comes on. ◆ The compartment flap (7) will open. ◆ The power socket can be used to recharge small appliances rated up to 180 W (mobile phone. – 13 mm combination wrench. Press and turn the key (2) anticlockwise.3 1 7 8 6 4 ZADI PU SH 2 5 aprilia TOOL KIT The tool kit (1) is fixed inside the helmet compartment under the saddle. – tool bag. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 23 . – 3 mm Allen wrench. UNLOCKING/LOCKING THE SADDLE ◆ ◆ ◆ GLOVE COMPARTMENT The glove compartment can accommodate bulky objects when you leave your bike unattended. CAUTION Prolonged use of the power socket with the engine stopped may flatten the battery. etc. inspection lamp. To lock the saddle. – handgrip for screwdriver. WARNING Make sure the saddle is locked securely before riding.). lower it and then press down (without exerting too much pressure) until the lock becomes engaged. – 16x70 mm socket wrench with hexagon ring. – spanner wrench with square snug. To reach it: Raise the saddle. ◆ A 12V power socket (8) is fitted inside the glove compartment. – Double head/flat-blade screwdriver. The tool kit includes: – 4 mm Allen wrench. ◆ Insert the key (5) into the ignition switch (6).

WARNING Do not hang heavy or bulky bags on the hook. on vehicle left side: to gain access to this part.1 3 2 SMALL STORAGE COMPARTMENT ◆ ◆ ◆ BAG HOOK HELMET HOOK Push on the top section of the door (1).5 kg The helmet hook (3) is located under the saddle. To close the door. The bag hook (2) is mounted to the inner shield at the front end. 24 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . raise the saddle as described in “UNLOCKING/LOCKING THE SADDLE” (page 23). WARNING Use helmet hook when the vehicle is not running. push gently until hearing an audible click. The door clicks open to give access to the compartment. or this might adversely affect manoeuvrability and impair foot movement. ◆ Hook helmet and lower saddle. Never leave helmets hooked when riding the vehicle. Maximum load allowed: 1.

◆ Turn the key clockwise and pull to open the flap. Refuelling and engine service should take place in a wellventilated area with the engine stopped. Never fill the fuel tank up to the rim. make sure the affected area is fully dry before starting the engine. TANK CAPACITY (reserve included): – 16. Do not swallow fuel. Fuel expands from heat and when left under direct sunlight. which is positioned between the footrest platforms. Avoid contact with skin. Take care not to spill fuel out of the filler. Do not inhale vapours. Do not smoke when refuelling or in the proximity of sources of fuel vapours. sources of sparks or any other source which may ignite the fuel or lead to explosion.MAIN COMPONENTS FUEL WARNING The fuel used to operate engines is highly flammable and becomes explosive under particular conditions. Do not transfer fuel between different containers using a hose. 1 3 2 DO NOT RELEASE FUEL INTO THE ENVIRONMENT. Avoid contact with open flames. ◆ Unscrew the filler cap (3). Tighten the filler cap securely after each refuelling.5 ! FUEL RESERVE : – 4! To reach the filler cap: Insert the key (1) into the lock (2) of the filler cap flap. In the event of accidental fuel spillage. ◆ use and maintenance Atlantic 500 25 . KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN. Use only premium-grade unleaded fuel with a minimum octane rating of 91 (RON) and 81 (MON). or it may ignite when in contact with hot engine parts.

NOTE Use oil meeting 5/W 40 specifications. 26 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . – Check oil level every 3000 km (1875 miles) and top up as required. Wear latex gloves during servicing. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling oil. contact an aprilia Official Dealer. Remove any trace of oil. Have engine oil changed after the first 1000 kilometres (625 miles). Change transmission oil after the first 1000 km (625 miles) and then every 24. WARNING Prolonged or repeated contact with oil may cause severe skin damage.000 km (15000 miles) Have oil level checked and oil changed at an aprilia Official Dealer. In case of leakage or malfunctions.LUBRICANTS ENGINE OIL Check engine oil level every 3000 km (1875 miles). CAUTION Do not overfill (top up beyond the “Max” level). see page 44 (CHECKING AND TOPPING UP OIL LEVEL). Have engine oil changed at an aprilia Official Dealer. Do not spill oil! Avoid smearing the components. Afterwards: – Have engine oil changed every 6000 km (3750 miles). see page 74 (LUBRICANT CHART). DO NOT RELEASE INTOTHE ENVIRONMENT. TRANSMISSION OIL Check transmission oil level every 6000 km (3750 miles). KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN. the area in which you are working and the surrounding area. CAUTION Handle carefully.

The information provided below applies to both braking systems. leading to loss of braking. DO NOT RELEASE BRAKE FLUID INTO THE ENVIRONMENT. This is particularly important after servicing or inspections. WARNING Ensure that the brake discs and brake linings have not become contaminated with oil or grease.Recommendations This vehicle is fitted with front and rear disc brakes. Have brake fluid changed at an aprilia Official Dealer every two years. DISC BRAKES NOTE WARNING The brakes are critical to your safety and must always be kept in sleek running order. KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN. whereas a dirty brake disk may be cleaned with a high-quality degreasing product. Make sure the brake lines are not twisted or worn. If in doubt about the braking efficiency of your bike or if you are not able to perform routine checks. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 27 .BRAKE FLUID . contact an aprilia Official Dealer. A dirty disc soils the pads. WARNING Any sudden changes in play or hardness in the brake lever are warning signs of problems with the hydraulic circuits. Each braking system is operated by an independent hydraulic circuit. Dirty pads must be replaced. Check the brakes before each ride.

If the brake pads and/or the brake disc are in good condition: ◆ Contact an aprilia Official Dealer and have brake fluid level topped up. 28 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . MIN = minimum level. Each braking system is operated by an independent hydraulic circuit. level 1 ◆ ◆ Place the vehicle on the centre stand. ◆ NOTE This vehicle is fitted with front and rear disc brakes. The brake reservoirs are placed under the handlebar cover. contact an aprilia Official Dealer. -MIN- NOTE ground. WARNING Check braking efficiency. When the brake lever has exceeding travel or if you notice a loss of braking. ◆ Place the vehicle on firm. Check brake fluid level in the reservoirs at regular intervals . The information provided below applies to both braking systems.CHECKING BRAKE FLUID LEVEL Check level as follows: WARNING Do not ride when brake fluid level is below the “MIN” mark. The braking system may need bleeding. The fluid in the reservoir must be parallel with the “MIN” mark on the sight glass (1).and inspection the brake pads periodically for wear.see (CHECKING BRAKE FLUID LEVEL) at the side . Brake fluid level decreases gradually as the brake pads wear down. Turn the handlebar. see page 48 (CHECKING THE BRAKE PADS FOR WEAR) WARNING Do not ride if the braking system is leaking. Ensure that fluid level in the reservoir is above the “MIN” mark on the sight glass (1). near the brake lever connections. see page 48 (CHECKING THE BRAKE PADS FOR WEAR). Check the brake pads and brake disc for wear. WARNING Brake fluid level decreases gradually as the brake pads wear down.

Use distilled water in the coolant mixture. induce vomiting. may cause severe scalding and/or damage. DO NOT RELEASE INTO THE ENVIRONMENT. When temperature drops below zero degrees centigrade. which helps preserve the efficiency of the cooling system. In the event of contact with eyes. 1 WARNING Coolant is toxic when ingested. Contact with eyes or skin may cause irritation. KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN. Wear latex gloves when servicing. Have coolant changed at an aprilia Official Dealer every two years. rinse repeatedly with abundant water and seek medical advice. It may ignite and produce invisible flames. Check coolant level every 2000 km (1250 miles) and after a long trip. since coolant is under pressure and very hot.COOLANT CAUTION Do not ride when coolant is below the “MIN” level. check the cooling system frequently and add more anti-freeze (up to 60% maximum) to the solution. This solution is also suited to the warm season. Coolant mixture is a solution of 50% water and 50% anti-freeze. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 29 . In the event of ingestion. rinse mouth and throat with abundant water and seek medical advice immediately. Take care not to spill coolant onto hot engine parts. less water evaporation means fewer minerals salts depositing in the radiator. WARNING Do not remove the expansion tank plug (1) when the engine is hot. This is the ideal solution for most operating temperatures and provides good corrosion protection. Have coolant changed at an aprilia Official Dealer. In addition. Contact with skin or clothes. as it is less prone to evaporative loss and will reduce the need for top-ups.

◆ CAUTION If coolant level drops too quickly or the tank is empty. Do not put your fingers or any other object into the filler opening in order to ensure that there is coolant. Have the leak repaired at an aprilia Official Dealer. Do not force or disconnect the breather pipe (3). Contact with eyes or skin may cause irritation. ◆ Unscrew and remove the filler cap (2). NOTE Place the vehicle on firm and level ground. NOTE A breather pipe (3) is connected to filler cap (2). ◆ If not so: Remove the front cover. check the cooling circuit for leaks. see page 74 (LUBRICANT CHART) up to about the “MAX” mark. but do not remove the cap. see page 54 (REMOVING THE FRONT COVER).1 2 3 MAX MIN CHECKING AND TOPPING UP WARNING Wait for the engine to cool down before checking or topping up coolant level. MIN = minimum level. see page 54 (REMOVING THE FRONT COVER) ◆ Turn the filler cap (2) anticlockwise to release it. MAX = maximum level. 30 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . ◆ Refit the filler cap (2). ◆ CAUTION Never top up beyond the “MAX” level mark or coolant will leak out when the engine is running. WARNING Coolant is toxic when ingested. ◆ Top up with coolant. ◆ Open the small storage compartment. ◆ Check that coolant level in the expansion tank (1) is between the “MIN” and “MAX” marks. ◆ Allow a few seconds for any residual pressure to discharge. Refit the front cover. see page 23 (GLOVE COMPARTENT). Stop the engine and wait until it has cooled down.

Enquire about correct wear inspection procedure with your supplier. Use only tyres of the specified size. TYRES This vehicle is fitted with tubeless tyres. Take care to check tyres pressures before and after a long journey. see page 70 (TECHNICAL DATA). Checking pressure on hot tyres will result in inaccurate measurement. An underinflated tyre will extend the contact patch to include a larger portion of the tyre wall (1). Never use tube tyres on tubeless tyre rims. Inspect tread surface and check for wear. the vehicle may skid in a bend. The wheel must be balanced after each tyre repair. Badly worn tyres adversely affect traction and handling. or viceversa. the tyre may slip on or become separated from the rim. Inspect tread surface and check for wear. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 31 . Always check that the caps are in place on the valves. Always change a worn tyre. or the tyres may deflate suddenly. When this is the case.1 Some of the tyre types approved for this vehicle are fitted with wear indicators. An overinflated tyre will provide a harsh ride. A tyre that becomes punctured in the tread area should be changed when the puncture is larger than 5 mm. leading to loss of control. see page 70 (TECHNICAL DATA). The tyre may even jump off the rim under hard braking. Old tyres may not ensure full grip due to material ageing – even when they are still within the wear limit – and must be replaced. Badly worn tyres adversely affect traction and handling. Lastly. reduce riding comfort and stability when cornering. WARNING Check tyre inflation pressures periodically with the tyres at room temperature. There are various types of wear indicators.

. 2 mm ( 3 mm) MAXIMUM LOAD 180 Kg.....MUFFLER/EXHAUST SILENCER WARNING 2 Tampering with the noise control system is prohibited. Tyre replacement and repair.. Ensure that the exhaust system works correctly.. and wheel servicing and balancing are delicate operations.. Use these tyres only: MAKE FRONT SIZE 120/70-15’ 56S 140/60-14’ 64S 120/70-15’ 56R 140/60-14’ 64R TYPE GOLD STANDARD GOLD STANDARD MICHELIN REAR FRONT REAR WARNING Never exceed the maximum load allowed. New tyres may be coated with an oily film.......... They should be carried out using adequate tools and are best left to experienced mechanics.before its sale or delivery to the final purchaser or while it is in use. Owners are warned that the law may prohibit: – The removal or disconnection.3 2. Drive carefully until covering several kilometres. except for maintenance. contact an aprilia Official Dealer immediately. of any device or element of design incorporated into any new vehicle .. If the exhaust system noise increases...2 REAR 2..... Have your tyres and wheels serviced at an aprilia Official Dealer or a specialised tyre repairer... 2 mm ( 3 mm) Rear tyre: . Never apply non-specific products to the tyres...1 2. TYRE PRESSURES SOLO FULL LOAD (rider + passenger) FRONT 2.6 After extensive testing..to check the noise ....... aprilia approved the tyres listed below for this model. Overloading the vehicle will impair stability and handling and may damage the tyres... repair or replacement operations.... – The use of the vehicle after the removal or disconnection of this device or element of design.. MINIMUM RECOMMENDEDTREAD DEPTH (2) Front tyre: ... CHENG SHIN MAXXIS M-6002 M-6002 32 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . Check the muffler/exhaust silencer and the silencer pipes for rust or holes.

Lubricate joints and connections. Check and top up as required. Failure to do so may lead to severe injury or vehicle damage. See the chart at the side (PRERIDE CHECKS CHART). Coolant level in the expansion tank must be between the “MIN” and “MAX” marks. if necessary. but does wonders for your safety. if necessary. Check for leaks or blockages in the fuel system. warning lights. Check for proper operation. Check tyre surface. if necessary. 48 Front and rear disk brakes Check for proper operation. Adjust and/or lubricate. Check for wear or damage. Change bulbs or injection light. Check for leaks and brake pad wear.67 29 19 Engine kill switch ( - Lights. If you are not clear about the operation of the vehicle controls or believe that any vehicle components might be malfunctioning. if necessary. Adjust or tighten as required. The throttle should open and close fully at all positions of the steering. 57-62 - use and maintenance Atlantic 500 33 . do not hesitate to contact an aprilia Official Dealer. There should be no play or looseness. if necessary. Make sure the filler cap is tightened securely. Ensure that it turns smoothly. Check brake lever free play and brake fluid level. PRE-RIDE CHECKS CHART Part Action Page 27. horn and fix a failure. A quick check is done in no time. inflation pressures. ) - 55 26 31 51 Engine oil Wheels/tyres Steering Side stand and centre stand Fasteners Fuel tank Coolant 50 25. Top up brake fluid level. Lubricate the joints. electrical devices Injection pump Check for proper operation. Brake levers Throttle Make sure they move smoothly. Steering should rotate smoothly and evenly. Check fuel level and refuel if low. The stand should operate smoothly and snap back in the rest position. Check sound and visual devices for proper operation.INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE WARNING Check the vehicle before each ride to ensure safe riding. Make sure the fasteners are properly tightened.

Do not start the engine when the vehicle is on the side stand. the Engine Fuel Injection (EFI) (5) will remain on for about three seconds. If the lights do not come on or fail to go out after three seconds. wait ten seconds and then press the button “ ” again. Failure to heed these warnings may lead to loss of conscience or even death. described at page 35 (STARTING AFTER A LONG PERIOD OF INACTIVITY). which is a poisonous gas and extremely harmful if inhaled. ◆ Make sure that the dimmer switch (1) is set to “ ”. WARNING When you turn the key: – the engine oil pressure light “ “ (4) on the dashboard will come on. Pull a brake lever (6) to lock at least one of the wheels. Do not stand on the vehicle when starting the engine. Make sure the area is well ventilated before starting the engine.1 3 2 6 PU SH PASSING MODE 4 5 7 STARTING ◆ WARNING Exhaust emissions contain carbon oxide. ◆ Set the engine kill switch (2) to “ ” (this only applies to some market versions). ◆ NOTE Do not press the starter button “ ” for more than five seconds at a time (ten if you are starting the engine after a long period of inactivity) or it will draw too much current from the battery. WARNING Avoid pressing the starter button “ ” (7) with the engine running or you will damage the starter. contact an aprilia Official Dealer. follow the procedures 34 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . Never operate the engine in an enclosed place. Once all lights have gone out. ◆ Place the vehicle on the centre stand to start the engine. If the engine does not start. Turn the key (3) to set the ignition switch to “ ”.The light should go out as soon as engine is started. NOTE If the vehicle has been left unused for some time. Otherwise the safety system will cut power supply to the starter relay and the engine will not start.

fuel may have drained off from some points of the fuel system and the engine may not start at the first attempt. Do not use the vehicle when engine oil is low.This will allow to engine to warm up and reduce polluting emissions and fuel consumption. ambient temperature and pressure.DIFFICULT STARTING 4 The fuel system manages starting according to engine temperature. STARTING AFTER A LONG PERIOD OF INACTIVITY When the vehicle has been left unused for some time. When this is the case. If the pressure light “ oil light stays on or comes on during normal operation. stop the engine immediately and contact an aprilia Official Dealer. ◆ Keep at least one brake lever pulled and do not accelerate before moving off. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 35 . Ride at low speed until covering several kilometres. WARNING After the engine has started. ABS 7 ◆ Do not open the throttle while pressing the starter button “ ” (7) and release the button as soon as the engine starts. it means that oil pressure in the circuit is too low. or this will damage engine components. WARNING Do not move off abruptly after starting the engine from cold. the engine oil ” (4) must go out.

This will allow the engine to warm up and reduce polluting emissions and fuel consumption.WARNING 2 If you are riding solo. try to familiarise with the use of the mirrors. the vehicle will start moving. WARNING With the vehicle stopped. Moving off: ◆ Release the throttle twistgrip (2) (Pos. by turning the throttle twistgrip slightly. ◆ Mount on the vehicle. CAUTION If the low fuel light “ ” (1) on the dashboard comes on while riding. If you are carrying a passenger. Refuel as soon as possible.RIDING ◆ NOTE Before riding the vehicle. apply the rear brake and take the vehicle off the stand. carefully read the “Safe riding” chapter. see page 25 (FUEL). but any objects seen in these mirrors seem farther than they really are. Keep one foot at least on the ground to help keep your balance. NEVER DRIVE IN ANY POSITION OTHER THAN THOSE INDICATED. 1 MOVING OFF . instruct him/her on the basic safety rules of pillion riding. Ride at low speed until covering several kilometres. ◆ Adjust the rear-view mirrors. CAUTION Do not move off abruptly after starting the engine from cold. see page 5 (SAFE RIDING). It may take some time to learn to judge the distance of traffic behind accurately. make sure that the passenger footrests are folded. Release the brake lever and accelerate. 36 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . Convex mirrors provide a larger view. it means that the electric reserve device is operating and there are still 4 litres of fuel available. keep your hands on the grips and your feet on the footrests. While driving. Ensure that the stand/stands is/are completely up before moving off. A).

construction site metal covers become slippery in rainy weather and must be negotiated carefully. WARNING Always signal your intention to change lane or direction in good time using the direction indicators. or the brake lining may overheat and impair braking efficiency. large vehicles lift surface water. close the throttle and simply use the brakes to keep the vehicle steady. Uneven road surfaces. rails. Never ride downhill with the engine off. painted signals. smoothly and keeping the vehicle upright.Using the engine to keep the vehicle steady may result in the converter overheating. Be very careful when overtaking or being overtaken. slow down. Use the brakes sparingly when riding downhill. the air displacement may make you lose control of the vehicle. Use engine braking and apply both brakes intermittently.WARNING When approaching a bend.Take the bend at steady speed or accelerate slightly. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 37 . Switch off the direction indicators immediately after changing direction. When it rains. When riding on wet or slippery surfaces (such as snow. Avoid sudden manoeuvres. Late braking may put the vehicle into a skid. In addition. slow down or brake in good time. Using one brake only reduces braking force significantly and may lock a wheel resulting in loss of grip. mud). inspection covers. Avoid harsh braking. Slow down and apply both brakes. Watch for skid hazards and changes in the road surface. To stop while riding uphill. which affects visibility. ice. WARNING Avoid harsh accelerations and slow down gradually or you might lose control of the vehicle. Adjust the pressure on the brakes to decelerate gradually. avoid harsh braking and do not swerve suddenly to avoid skidding.

WARNING If possible. ◆ ◆ NOTE Top acceleration and speed are only obtained after covering the first 1000 km (625 mi). Do not lean the vehicle against walls and do not lay it down on the ground. Do not leave the vehicle unattended with the engine running or with the key inserted into the ignition switch. ◆ After the first 1000 km (625 mi). This will allow the brake pad lining to wear in properly rubbing on the brake discs. suspension and brakes effectively. CAUTION Do not leave the key in the ignition switch. avoid stopping abruptly or slowing down suddenly. Brake progressively and in good time. Proper engine running-in is essential to preserving engine life and performance over time. 38 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . performance. both during and after the running-in period. progresively increase speed until reaching max. ◆ 0-500 km (0-312 mi) Never exceed 80% of top speed during the first 500 km (312 mi). When stopping for a short time. see above (STOPPING). and in particular hot vehicle components. see page 19 (STEERING LOCK) and extract the key. Do not sit on the vehicle when the stand is down. keep at least one brake on. Failure to perform these checks may lead to personal injury to yourself or third persons. CAUTION Leaving the ignition switch in position “ ” when the engine is stopped may flatten the battery. Stop the vehicle. ◆ 0-100 km (0-62 mi) Apply the brakes gently and avoid hard.RUNNING-IN STOPPING WARNING After covering the first 1000 km (625 mi). A) and apply the brakes gradually to stop the vehicle. or vehicle damage. Make sure that the vehicle. prolonged braking until covering the first 100 km (62 mi). may not put the safety of persons and children at risk. ◆ Lock the steering. see page 39 (PLACING THE VEHICLE ON THE STAND). Observe the following instructions: ◆ Do not flip the throttle open abruptly when the engine is running at low speed. ◆ ◆ Turn the key (2) and set the ignition switch (3) to position “ “. ◆ 1 2 3 ◆ Release the throttle twistgrip (pos. Place the vehicle on the stand. perform the checks listed in the“post runningin” column of the “PERIODIC MAINTENANCE CHART” (see pages 41-42). Set the engine kill switch (1) to “ ZADI ”. PU SH WARNING Park the vehicle on firm and level ground to prevent it falling over. ◆ Vary speed frequently. Twisty roads and gradients are ideal to run in engine.

Make sure to have all the necessary documents and the Excise Duty stamp.......................................... use the suitable aprilia “Body-Guard” armoured cable or an additional anti-theft device............... Steer the handlebar fully to the left.. possibly in a garage or an area protected by security..... CENTRE STAND ◆ Grasp the left grip (4) and the passenger grab rail (5)......................... ◆ ◆ ◆ Push the side stand (7) fully down with your right foot..... WARNING Make sure that the vehicle is stable..SUGGESTIONS TO AVOID THEFT 4 5 6 4 5 7 NEVER leave the ignition key in the switch and always use the steering lock................. Park the vehicle in a safe place................. ADDRESS: ........... stolen vehicles are identified through the data written on the Use and Maintenance Book.: .................... If possible... ... SIDE STAND ◆ Grasp the left grip (4) and the passenger grab rail (5)..... .. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 39 ........ ◆ Push down on the stand lever (6).............................. SURNAME: ........................ Write down your personal data and telephone number in this page................... This will identify you as the owner in the event the motorcycle is stolen and then recovered...... Lean the vehicle towards you until the stand rests on the ground....................... PHONE NUMBER................................. PLACING THE VEHICLE ON THE STAND Read page 38 (STOPPING) carefully....... NAME: ........... NOTE In most cases..........

will have to be changed. Never put any mechanical parts or other vehicle components in your mouth when you have both hands busy. WARNING Unless expressly specified otherwise. None of the motorcycle components is edible. The modulated signal acts as a “password” that tells the system control unit whether an authorised key is being used to start the engine. see page 33 (PRE-RIDE CHECKS CHART). WARNING Fire hazard. many parts of the vehicle. locks included. Make sure that the room is properly ventilated before proceeding. However. Normally. Keep fuel and other flammable products away from electric components. Before servicing or inspecting the motorcycle: stop the engine and remove the key from the ignition switch. where possible. contact an aprilia Official Dealer for guaranteed accurate. prompt service. lift the motorcycle using adequate equipment placed on firm and level ground. The immobilizer system is automatically activated each time the ignition key is removed from the switch. motorcycle assemblies are refitted or reassembled by reversing the removal or dismantling procedure. perform the “Pre-ride checks” after any maintenance operation. Wear latex gloves before servicing the vehicle 40 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . the owner can take care of routine maintenance. as you cannot make any copy once lost. Be careful of any parts of the engine or exhaust system which may still be hot to the touch in order to avoid scalds or burns. an electronic device that modulates the radiofrequency signal emitted by a special antenna built into the switch when the key is turned to on. If this should be the case.NOTE The vehicle is fitted with an by MAINTENANCE immobilizer anti-theft system an electronic system that prevents engine starting unless an authorised key is used . allow for the engine and exhaust system to cool down. In addition. Some components are harmful to the human body or toxic. ‘We recommend having the vehicle roadtested at the Dealer after repair or servicing. Keep the second key in a safe place. Embedded in the key grip is a transponder. If you need assistance or technical advice.for added security. some maintenance operations require specific tools and are best left to experienced mechanics.

➃ = adjust. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 41 . ➁ = clean. ➂ = replace. adjust. Shorten maintenance intervals if you are riding in rainy and dusty conditions or on loose road surfaces.PERIODIC MAINTENANCE CHART OPERATIONS TO BE CARRIED OUT BY THE aprilia Official Dealer Components Post running-in [1000 km (625 mi)] Every 6000 km (3750 mi) or 8 months Every 12000 km (7500 mi) or 16 months Carburetor – idle rpm (CO) ➀ Throttle cable (adjustment) ➀ ➀ Converter belt ➂ Steering bearings and steering ➀ ➀ Wheel bearings ➀ Fuel filter every 24000 km (15000 mi): ➀ every 48000 km (30000 mi): ➂ Engine oil filter every 6000 km: ➂ Valve clearance ➃ then after 18000 Km Brake systems ➀ ➀ Cooling system ➀ ➀ Stop light switches ➀ Brake fluid ➀ every 6000 km (3750 mi): ➀/ every 2 years: ➂ Coolant ➀ every 2000 km (1250 mi): ➀/ every 2 years: ➂ Engine oil every 3000 km: ➀/every 6000 km (3750 mi): ➂ Fork oil every 30000 km (18750 mi) or every 4 years: ➂ Transmission oil ➂ ➀ every 24000 km: ➂ Converter rollers and plastic guides ➀ Wheels / tyres and inflation pressure ➀ ➀ Battery terminals torque ➀ Nuts and bolts torque ➀ ➀ Brake fluid bleeding ➀ Fuel lines ➀ ➀ every 4 years: ➂ ➀ = check and clean. lubricate or replace if necessary.

lubricate or replace if necessary. 42 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . adjust.OPERATIONS TO BE CARRIED OUT BY THE aprilia Official Dealer (CAN BE CARRIED OUT BY THE USER AS WELL) Post running-in [1000 km (625 mi)] ➀ ➀ ➀ ➀ ➀ ➀ ➀ ➀ ➀ ➀ ➀ ➀ every 2000 km (1250 mi): ➀ every 1000 km (625 mi): ➀ ➀ every month: ➀ ➀ ➀ ➀ ➀ at every start: ➀ (*) every 2000 km (1250 mi): ➀ Every 6000 km (3750 mi) or 8 months ➀ ➀ Every 12000 km (7500 mi) or 16 months ➂ ➀ ➂ Components Battery – Electrolyte level Spark plug Injection – Idle rpm Air cleaner Throttle operation Brake locking operation Lighting system Brake fluid Coolant Engine oil Beam setting – operation Wheels / tyres and inflation pressure Battery terminals torque Suspensions Engine oil pressure light Front and rear brake pads wear ➀ = check and clean. ➂ = replace. (*) To check these components see pages 15-16: INSTRUMENTS AND INDICATORS TABLE. ➃ = adjust. Shorten maintenance intervals if you are riding in rainy and dusty conditions or on loose road surfaces. ➁ = clean.

FRAME NUMBER The frame number is stamped on the central frame tube. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 43 . open the guard (1).1 IDENTIFICATION DATA It is a good rule to write down the frame and engine numbers in the space provided in this manual. To expose the frame number. Engine no ________________________ NOTE Altering the identification numbers is a legal offence. The frame number can be used for the purchase of spare parts. Frame no __________________________ ENGINE NUMBER The engine number is stamped near the lower support of the rear shock absorber. Altering the frame number invalidates the guarantee.

MIN = minimum level. ◆ Check level and top up if needed. ◆ Clean the part in contact with the oil with a clean cloth. ◆ Unscrew and extract the plug/dipstick (1). 44 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . Allow one minute for oil to flow into the crankcase. ◆ Top up with small quantities of oil until obtaining the correct level. ◆ Stop the engine and let it cool down. ◆ Place the vehicle on the centre stand. tighten the plug/dipstick (1). Use specified lubricants only. Wear heat gloves before handling these components or allow for the engine and the exhaust system to cool down. ◆ Tighten the plug/dipstick (1) fully into the filler hole (2). Correct level is achieved when the oil reaches or is just below the dipstick MAX level mark. WARNING The engine and exhaust system components stay hot for some time even after the engine has been stopped. ◆ Extract the plug/dipstick (1) again and check oil level on the dipstick: MAX = maximum level. page 40 (MAINTENANCE) and page 74 (LUBRICANT CHART). resulting in irreparable damage. ◆ Top up if needed. The difference between the MAX and MIN level is about: – 400 cc ◆ CAUTION Oil level must be between the MAX and MIN level mark. Incorrect oil level will cause severe engine damage. Improper lubrication will lead to working parts fretting. WARNING Do not use the vehicle when lubricant levels are low or lubricant has become contaminated. CHECKING LEVEL NOTE Place the vehicle on firm and level ground. This will allow the oil to settle into the oil pan and cool down. TOPPING UP ◆ Pour a small quantity of oil into the filler opening (2). NOTE Accurate oil level measurement is only ensured when the above procedures are observed. ◆ When finished.1 2 4 1 MAX MIN 3 CHECKING AND TOPPING UP ENGINE OIL LEVEL Read page 26 (LUBRICANTS).

◆ Pour about 1700 cc oil into the filler opening (2). Install a new oil cartridge filter (3). ◆ Screw and tighten the engine oil drain plug (4). page 40 (MAINTENANCE) and page 74 (LUBRICANT CHART). WARNING The engine and exhaust system components stay hot for some time even after the engine has been stopped. NOTE Place the vehicle on firm and level ground. Check engine oil level using the dipstick (1) and top up as required without exceeding the MAX mark. resulting in irreparable damage. ◆ Place the vehicle on the centre stand. ◆ Place the vehicle on the centre stand. Use specified lubricants only. CHECKING AND TOPPING UP TRANSMISSION OIL LEVEL Read page 26 (LUBRICANTS). NOTE Place the vehicle on firm and level ground. Stop the engine and let it cool down. Always use new oil. This will allow the oil to settle into the oil pan and cool down. ◆ Screw and tighten the oil dipstick (1). ◆ Unscrew and remove the oil drain plug (4) and then drain all engine oil. ◆ Start the engine and let it run for several minutes. use synthetic oil SAE 5/W 40 type exceeding the API ST specification. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 45 . NOTE Accurate oil level measurement is only ensured when the above procedures are observed. Have the oil changed at an aprilia Official Dealer ◆ Unscrew and extract the plug/dipstick (1). ◆ Stop the engine and let it cool down. For top-ups and oil changes. who will dispose of used oil in accordance with applicable regulations. Wear heat gloves before handling these components or allow for the engine and the exhaust system to cool down. WARNING Used oil contains substances that are very dangerous for the environment. WARNING Do not use the vehicle when lubricant levels are low or lubricant has become contaminated. Lubricate the filter O-rings before installation. 1 WARNING The engine and exhaust system components stay hot for some time even after the engine has been stopped. Have the oil changed at an aprilia Official Dealer. Wear heat gloves before handling these components or allow for the engine and the exhaust system to cool down.CHANGING ENGINE OIL AND THE ENGINE OIL FILTER Read page 26 (FUEL). ◆ Unscrew and remove the oil cartridge filter (3) from the engine. page 40 (MAINTENANCE) and page 74 (LUBRICANT CHART). Improper lubrication will lead to working parts fretting.

46 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . Clean the part in contact with the oil with a clean cloth. MIN = minimum level. This will allow the oil to settle into the oil pan and cool down. TOPPING UP ◆ Pour a small quantity of oil into the filler opening. ◆ Tighten the plug/dipstick (1) fully into the filler hole. ◆ When finished. Allow one minute for oil to flow into the crankcase. WARNING The engine and exhaust system components stay hot for some time even after the engine has been stopped. ◆ Check level and top up if needed. resulting in irreparable damage. WARNING Oil level must be between the MAX and MIN level mark. Wear heat gloves before handling these components or allow for the engine and the exhaust system to cool down. WARNING Do not use the vehicle when lubricant levels are low or lubricant has become contaminated. ◆ Extract the plug/dipstick (1) again and check oil level on the dipstick: MAX = maximum level. ◆ Top up with small quantities of oil until obtaining the correct level. ◆ Top up if needed. USE SAE 80W/90 OIL EXCEEDING THE API GL3 SPECIFICATION. CHANGING TRANSMISSION OIL Read page 26 (LUBRICANTS). Improper lubrication will lead to working parts fretting.Unscrew and extract the plug/dipstick (1). page 40 (MAINTENANCE) and page 74 (LUBRICANT CHART). Use specified lubricants only. NOTE Place the vehicle on firm and level ground. tighten the plug/dipstick (1). ◆ Stop the engine and let it cool down. NOTE Accurate oil level measurement is only ensured when the above procedures are observed. ◆ Place the vehicle on the centre stand. Incorrect oil level will cause severe engine damage. ◆ ◆ ◆ 1 2 Correct level is achieved when the oil reaches or is just below the dipstick MAX level mark.

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Make sure not to spill oil on the rear brake disc while changing oil. ◆ Unscrew and extract the plug/dipstick (1). ◆ Release and remove the transmission oil drain screw (2). ◆ Let all transmission oil drain out. Collect it in a container with adequate capacity. ◆ Fit and tighten the transmission oil drain screw (2). ◆ Fill about 250 cc of the specified oil into the transmission. ◆ Screw and tighten the plug/dipstick (1). ◆ Check transmission oil level again using the dipstick (1). If necessary, top up without exceeding the MAX mark. For top-ups and oil changes, use new oil specified in the LUBRICANT CHART. Always use new oil.

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AIR CLEANER Read page 40 (MAINTENANCE) carefully. The air cleaner should be cleaned and checked every 6000 km (3750 miles), depending on usage conditions. If you use the vehicle in rainy or dusty conditions, the air cleaner should be cleaned or changed more frequently. The filtering element must be removed before cleaning

REMOVAL Place the vehicle on the centre stand. ◆ Raise saddle (UNLOCKING/LOCKING THE SADDLE). ◆ Remove the safety clip (3). ◆ Slide out the air cleaner cover piston pin (4), as shown in the figure.

WARNING
During disassembly, take care to keep the saddle raised not to let it fall down. ◆ Raise the saddle, undo and remove the six screws (5) fixing air cleaner cover to the plastic part under the saddle.

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CHECKING THE BRAKE PADS FOR WEAR Read page 27 (BRAKE FLUID Recommendations), (DISC BRAKES) and page 40 (MAINTENANCE).

NOTE
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The following instructions apply to both braking systems. Check the brake pads for wear after the first 1000 km (625 miles) and every 2000 km (1250 miles) afterwards. The rate at which brake pads will wear depends on usage, riding style and road surface condition.

CAUTION
When raising the air cleaner cover, take care not to disconnect the intake union from filter housing. ◆ Raise air cleaner cover (6) with care. ◆ Remove the air cleaner (7).

CLEANING

WARNING
Fire and explosion hazard! Never wash the filtering element in petrol or flammable solvents. Do not use additives or fluid detergents, as this would lead to moisture build-up inside the filter casing. Use compressed air only. ◆ Blow the filtering element (7) with compressed air.

CAUTION
NEVER SMEAR THE FILTERING ELEMENT WITH OIL. Any oil would affect cleaner and engine operation.

CAUTION
When refitting the cleaner (7), install it inside the filter cover (6) (take care that seal is perfectly seated), then screw cover to filter body again.

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WARNING
Inspect the brake pads before each ride. This is a quick inspection procedure to determine brake pads wear: ◆ Place the vehicle on the centre stand. ◆ Visually inspect the area between brake disc and brake pads proceeding as follows. FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS – Check the pads of both calipers looking from the bottom up at the front end.

REAR BRAKE CALIPER – Check both pads (C) looking from the bottom up at the rear end.

When the lining material of even just one of the brake pads is worn down to nearly 1.5 mm, have both brake pads changed.

WARNING
If brake pads were allowed to wear down until uncovering the metal substrate, metalto-metal contact with the brake disc would lead to rattle and the brake calliper sparking. This will result in loss of braking and brake disc damage, causing a dangerous riding condition.

– Front brake pads (1). – Rear brake pads (2).

WARNING
Have the parts replaced at an aprilia Official Dealer.

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CHECKING THE FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSION Read page 40 (MAINTENANCE) carefully.

CAUTION
Have front suspension oil changed at an aprilia Official Dealer, who can ensure you an accurate and prompt service.

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Have the front suspension oil changed every 30000 km (18750 miles) or every 4 years. Perform the following checks after the first 1000 km (625 miles) and every 6000 km (3750 miles) afterwards: ◆ Keep the front brake lever activated and press down repeatedly on the handlebar to compress the front fork. ◆ The front fork should compress in a smooth motion. Inspect the fork legs for any traces of oil. ◆ Ensure that all parts are properly tightened and check the articulated joints of the rear and front suspension for proper operation.

CHECKING THE STAND Read page 40 (MAINTENANCE) carefully.

The stand (1) must rotate freely. Check for the following: ◆ The springs (2) must not be damaged, worn, oxidised or weakened. ◆ The stand must rotate freely. Grease the joint if needed, see page 74 (LUBRICANT CHART). CHECKING THE SWITCHES The vehicle is fitted with two switches: – Brake light switch on the rear brake lever (integral braking system). – Brake light switch on the front brake lever. If you need assistance or technical advice, contact your aprilia Official Dealer for guaranteed quality service.

WARNING
FOR THE SIDE STAND ONLY Caution: the vehicle might fall or tip over. The side stand folds up automatically when you put the vehicle upright.

NOTE The following instructions apply to
both stands.

CAUTION
In the event of malfunction or if the suspension needs expert servicing, contact an aprilia Official Dealer.

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The support must prevent the vehicle from falling. Check the steering for play from time to time. ◆ CAUTION Both shock absorbers must be set to the same setting.1 REAR SUSPENSION ADJUSTMENT The rear suspension is managed by two shock absorbers that control compression and rebound damping. Vehicle setting Road surface Recomm. when Stiffer Softer Smooth or normal Carrying a passenger Uneven Place the support under the vehicle. Factory setting is designed to suit riders weighing about 70 Kg. REAR SUSPENSION SPRING PRELOAD SETTING CHART CHECKING THE STEERING Read page 40 (MAINTENANCE) carefully. Check as follows: ◆ Place the vehicle on the centre stand. Riding solo use and maintenance Atlantic 500 51 . Put some padding on the support to avoid damage. Adjusting ring nut Effect Rotate (arrow A) Increases spring preload Rotate (arrow B) Reduces spring preload NOTE Provide a support of adequate height and width to support the vehicle safely. while the front wheel should be able to move freely. Turn the ring nut (1) using the supplied lockring wrench to change setting so as to meet individual requirements (see chart). The shock absorbers are connected to the engine through silent blocks.

52 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . As a result. ◆ STEERING DAMPER Read page 40 (MAINTENANCE) carefully. ◆ Rock the wheel from side to side. have the vehicle serviced at an aprilia Official Dealer. Adjust as follows: Rotate the ring nut (1) clockwise for a harder damping. ◆ ◆ If there is too much play. Repeat several times. CHECKING ENGINE PIVOT SHAFT Read page 40 (MAINTENANCE) carefully.1 CAUTION Ensure that the vehicle is supported safely. Check as follows: Place the vehicle on the centre stand. the effort required to rotate the handlebar will be greater and handling will be harder. CAUTION While rocking the fork. The steering damper can be adjusted in order to achieve the correct setting when carrying the full load (rider + passenger + luggage). watch for looseness in the stand. CAUTION Tightening the ring nut gives a stiffer setting. have the vehicle serviced at an aprilia Official Dealer. ◆ Rock the fork back and forth in the direction of travel. ◆ If you feel any play. Check for play in the engine pivot shaft bushes at regular intervals.

Remove front fairing (6). CAUTION Ensure that the tabs locate correctly into their seats on refitting. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Place the vehicle on the centre stand. see page 54 (REMOVING THE FRONT COVER). use and maintenance Atlantic 500 53 .1 2 3 3 6 4 5 REMOVING THE FRONT FAIRING 5 REMOVING THE RIGHT AND LEFT INSPECTION COVERS Read page 40 (MAINTENANCE) carefully. Lift by hand RH or LH mat (1) and remove it. ◆ Read page 40 (MAINTENANCE) carefully. Release and remove the screw (2). Do not damage the fixing tabs (3) and their seats. Using a screwdriver. Handle plastic and paint-finished components with care to avoid scratching or damage. Remove the front cover. Place vehicle on the center stand. Undo and remove the six screws (5) fixing front fairing to vehicle. force up inspection cover (4) until it comes out of its seat. ◆ ◆ ◆ CAUTION Proceed with the utmost care.

◆ ◆ 3 3 Lift the rear-view mirror (2) to remove. CAUTION Proceed with care. ◆ Unscrew the cover (1). NOTE Make sure the individual components of the left and right rear-view mirrors do not become mixed up. CAUTION Hold the rear-view mirror (2) in order to prevent it from falling accidentally. Handle plastic and paint-finished components with care to avoid scratching or damage. Collect the cover (1). ◆ Place the vehicle on the centre stand. CAUTION Pay attention to the fixing tab clips. Store them away separately. Do not damage the fixing tabs and their seats.CAUTION 2 Handle plastic and paint-finished components with care to avoid scratching or damage. They might come loose during removal. ◆ Release and remove the two screws (4). REMOVING COVER THE FRONT Read page 40 (MAINTENANCE) carefully ◆ ◆ Place the vehicle on the centre stand. Release and remove the two screws (3). AS B 1 REMOVING THE REAR-VIEW MIRRORS Read page 40 (MAINTENANCE) carefully. 54 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . The following instructions apply to both rearview mirrors.

◆ Rotate the adjuster (8) until setting the specified free play. Pull the front cover (5) gently to remove. Open the throttle and ensure that the twistgrip springs back to the closed position smoothly and gradually when released. There should be 2–3 mm free play in the throttle twistgrip cable (measured at twistgrip edge). as shown by arrows “A” so as to release the meshing tabs from front fairing. as shown by arrow “B”. ◆ Cable (10) closes the throttle. ◆ WARNING Turn the handlebar and ensure that idling speed is unaffected by handlebar movement. CAUTION Ensure that the tabs with the clips locate correctly into their seats on refitting. THROTTLE TWISTGRIP ADJUSTMENT Read page 40 (MAINTENANCE) carefully. ◆ Loosen the locknut (7). ◆ Cable (9) opens the throttle.9 5 4 8 6 7 ◆ 10 If not so: Place the motorcycle on the centre stand. ◆ After adjusting. ◆ ◆ Slightly move the front cover wings apart. ◆ Refit the rubber gaiter (6). use and maintenance Atlantic 500 55 . ◆ Take off the rubber gaiter (6). tighten the locknut (7) and check free play again. Slightly raise cover lower part.

Clean off deposits with a metal wire or wire brush. Remove any traces of dirt from the spark plug base. ◆ ◆ ◆ Blow with an air line to prevent residues from entering the engine. Spark plug torque wrench setting: 12 ÷ 14 Nm (1. ◆ Refit the spark plug cap securely onto the spark plug.8 mm. ◆ Tighten using the supplied tool. ◆ Check the electrode gap with a feeler gauge. Pull the HT cable cap (1) off the spark plug. 56 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . remove the spark plug and clean off any carbon deposits or replace as required. ◆ Make sure the washer is in good condition.7 – 0. ◆ ◆ Move away the coolant pipe (1) that might interfere with the following operations. If it needs adjusting.2 ÷ 1. the electrodes show traces of corrosion or exceeding deposits. Refit the left inspection cover. Check electrode and insulating material for carbon deposits or corrosion.2 1 0. so that it will not work itself loose when exposed to engine vibration. In order to gain access to the spark plug: ◆ Remove the left inspection cover. Ensure that no dust or foreign matter fall into the cylinder. allow the engine and muffler to cool down completely before proceeding. Unscrew and extract the spark plug. A spark plug must be changed when: the insulator is cracked. Fit the washer and screw the spark plug finger-tight to avoid damaging the thread. Using a spark plug other than specified might compromise engine performance and life.7-0. see page 53 (REMOVING THE RIGHT AND LEFT INSPECTION COVERS).4 kgm). see page 53 (REMOVING THE RIGHT AND LEFT INSPECTION COVERS). Screw in the spark plug by one half turn to compress the washer.8 mm SPARK PLUG Read page 40 (MAINTENANCE) carefully. At regular intervals. if needed. bend the earth electrode carefully. See page 70 (TECHNICAL DATA). Check the spark plug every 6000 km (3750 mi) and change it every 12000 Km (7500 mi). Replace with recommended spark plugs only. Fit the suitable spark plug tool (supplied with the tool kit) to the spark plug. Electrode gap should be 0. ◆ WARNING It is essential to tighten the spark plug properly. A loose spark plug will cause engine overheating and result in severe damage. Removal and cleaning: WARNING To avoid any burns.

see page 59 (CHARGING THE BATTERY). Wear protective clothing and a face or eye protection before servicing the battery. KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN. check battery charge at regular intervals (monthly). ◆ Remove the battery. dry place. Do not spill it. To avoid degradation in the wintertime or while the motorcycle is stored away. Check battery fluid level and terminal torque after the first 1000 km (625 miles) and every 6000 km (3750 miles) afterwards. use a specific battery charger to recharge it (this will be the constant voltage/amperage or constant voltage type). drink abundant water or milk. rinse with plenty of water for fifteen minutes and contact an eye specialist without delay. In case of contact with skin. Ensure that the ignition switch is in position “ ” before connecting or disconnecting the battery. Disconnect in the reverse order. then continue with magnesia milk or vegetable oil and seek medical advice immediately. rinse with plenty of fresh water. Using a conventional battery charger might damage your maintenancefree battery. Do not smoke near the battery. It contains sulphuric acid and contact with skin will cause severe burns. WARNING Never invert the battery cables. PU SH LONG INACTIVITY OF THE BATTERY When the vehicle is left unused for over a fortnight. Avoid leaning the vehicle at steep angles or you might spill battery fluid. Keep away from flames and sources of ignition or heat. ◆ Charge the battery fully at normal charge rate. Connect the positive cable (+) first and then the negative cable (-). disconnect the leads from the terminals. If you have installed a “MAINTENANCEFREE” battery. The battery gives off explosive gases. especially on plastic parts. otherwise some components might damage. If battery fluid is accidentally swallowed. If you are leaving the battery fitted in the motorcycle. Battery fluid is corrosive. WARNING FIRE HAZARD! Keep fuel and other flammable products away from electric components. see page 59 (CHARGING THE BATTERY). see page 58 (REMOVING THE BATTERY) and store it in a cool. Battery fluid is toxic and caustic. Provide proper ventilation while the battery is under charging. Do not inhale the gases produced by the battery under charging.BATTERY Read page 40 (MAINTENANCE) carefully. charge the battery to avoid sulphation. ZADI use and maintenance Atlantic 500 57 . In case of contact with eyes.

see (REMOVING THE BATTERY COVER) at the side. or battery fluid might spill out. ◆ Make sure that the battery terminals (5) are: – in good condition (i. ◆ Make sure that the ignition switch is in position “ ”. show no corrosion deposits).e. ◆ Clean off any corrosion deposits with a wire brush. NOTE Place the vehicle on firm and level ground. ◆ Remove the battery breather hose (6).3 4 6 5 7 2 1 REMOVING THE BATTERY COVER Read page 57 (BATTERY). ◆ Disconnect the negative cable (-) first and then the positive (+) cable. – coated with neutral grease or Vaseline. ◆ Raise the saddle. see page 23 (UNLOCKING/LOCKING THE SADDLE). store the battery is a safe place. Take care not to damage the upper tabs (3). WARNING Once removed. ◆ Refit the battery cover. ◆ Disconnect helmet compartment light connector (4). REMOVING THE BATTERY ◆ Remove the battery cover. 58 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . ◆ Coat the battery lead connections and terminals with neutral grease or Vaseline. ◆ Loosen and remove the two screws (1). CHECKING AND CLEANING THE BATTERY LEAD CONNECTIONS AND TERMINALS ◆ Remove the battery cover. CAUTION Handle with care when the breather hose is removed. see (REMOVING THE BATTERY COVER) at the side. ◆ Remove the moquette carpet from the helmet compartment. If necessary: ◆ Disconnect the negative cable (-) first and then the positive (+) cable. see (REMOVING THE BATTERY COVER) at the side. ◆ Reconnect the positive cable (+) first and then the negative cable (-). ◆ Ensure that the ignition switch is in the “ ” position. ◆ Rotate the battery (7) rightwards (as indicated by the arrow) to take it out of its mount. ◆ Remove battery cover from below (2). ◆ Remove battery (7) from its seat and place it on a flat surface. out of the reach of children. ◆ Remove battery cover (2). in a dry environment.

Refit the caps. ◆ Remove the battery. Top up with distilled water if needed. Connect the battery breather hose (1). Remove the battery caps. ◆ Make sure that battery fluid level is between the MIN and MAX marks on the battery. ◆ CAUTION Make sure to connect the battery breather hose. paintfinished and rubber parts. Connect the battery to a battery charger. check battery fluid level again. Recommended charge rate is 1/10th of battery capacity. and seals. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Add distilled water until achieving correct level. Allow 5-10 minutes before proceeding to refit the battery. to prevent sulphuric acid vapours from corroding electric components.CHARGING THE BATTERY ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ CHECKING BATTERY FLUID LEVEL To check the battery fluid level: ◆ Remove the battery cover. see (CHECKING BATTERY FLUID LEVEL) at the side. see page 58 (REMOVING THE BATTERY COVER). ◆ CAUTION Top up with distilled water only. INSTALLING THE BATTERY Remove the battery cover. Refit the battery cover. see page 58 (REMOVING THE BATTERY). Connect the positive cable (+) first and then the negative cable (-). Do not exceed the MAX mark. see page 58 (REMOVING THE BATTERY COVER). After charging the battery. Tighten terminal screws. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 59 . see page 58 (REMOVING THE BATTERY COVER). ◆ Place the battery into its mount. Check battery fluid level. because battery fluid expands when the battery is under charging. If not so: ◆ Remove the battery caps. Coat the battery lead connections and terminals with neutral grease or Vaseline. 1 2 CAUTION The battery keeps producing gases for some time after the battery charger has been switched off.

ARRANGEMENT OF AUXILIARY FUSES (FRONT COVER) – 15-A fuse (2) From voltage regulator to: fuel injection. Never use a fuse of a rating other than specified. – 3-A fuse (8) Spare fuse. Checking the fuses is recommended whenever an electrical component fails to operate or is malfunctioning. brake lights (seat B in the wiring diagram) – 15-A fuse (4) From ignition switch to: lights. ◆ Refit the battery cover. Check the 3-A and 15-A fuses first and then the 30-A fuses. A blown fuse is identified by the link bar (1) in the centre being divided. determine and rectify the cause (if possible) before fitting a new fuse. see page 54 (REMOVING THE FRONT COVER). ◆ When you find a blown fuse. – 15-A fuse (7) Spare fuse. CAUTION Never attempt to repair a defective fuse. power supply for car radio set (seat C in the wiring diagram). there might be a short circuit or overloading. see page 54 (REMOVING THE FRONT COVER). contact an aprilia Official Dealer. horn. – 15-A fuse (3) From ignition switch to: engine kill logic.2 3 4 5 6 9 1 7 8 REPLACING THE FUSES Read page 40 (MAINTENANCE) carefully. – Free (9) 60 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . see page 58 (REMOVING THE BATTERY COVER) or the front cover. dashboard. When this is the case. Inspection: ◆ Remove the battery cover. This could damage the electrical system or cause a short circuit. remember to add a new fuse of equal rating to the fuse box. – 15-A fuse (5) From main fuse to the power socket in the glove compartment. see page 58 (REMOVING THE BATTERY COVER) or the front cover. with the risk of fire. or when the engine does not start. – 3-A fuse (6) From voltage regulator to ECU permanent power supply (seat E in the wiring diagram). ◆ Replace any failed fuses with a fuse of equal current rating. NOTE When a fuse fitted in a particular position keeps blowing frequently. fan relay. ◆ Extract all fuses one by one and check for blown fuses. NOTE When you use one of the spare fuses. brake light/starting logic (seat A in the wiring diagram).

fuse (5). helmet compartment light. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 61 . – 30-A fuse (12) Spare fuse. turn ANTICLOCKWISE to lower the beam. Switch on the low beam and sit astride the motorcycle. dashboard permanent power supply. It is important that the motorcycle be on level ground. VERTICAL ADJUSTMENT OF THE HEADLIGHT BEAM This is a quick beam inspection procedure. The light spot on the wall should be just below the horizontal line of the headlight (about nine/tenths of overall height) To set beam height: ◆ Turn the knob (1) at the front of the vehicle to adjust as follows: turn CLOCKWISE to raise the beam.10 11 12 1 ARRANGEMENT OF MAIN FUSES (BATTERY COMPARTMENT) – 30-A fuse (10) From battery to: ignition switch. cooling fan. Place the motorcycle ten metres away from a vertical wall. fuse (3). fuse (2). – 30-A fuse (11) From battery to: voltage regulator.

rotate the ignition switch to “ ” and allow some time for the bulb to cool down. ◆ Turn CLOCKWISE to move the beam to the RIGHT (as viewed from riding position). To replace the bulbs: ◆ Remove the front cover. Wear clean gloves or use a clean. dry cloth to handle bulbs. ◆ Extract the bulb from its seat. Do not damage the tabs and their seats. LEFT direction indicator: ◆ Working from the front of the vehicle. rotate the bulb holder (1) with the bulb (2) clockwise and extract both from their seat. HORIZONTAL ADJUSTMENT OF THE HEADLIGHT BEAM Remove the front cover. see page 54 (REMOVING THE FRONT COVER). NOTE Check the fuses. as this may cause overheating leading to failure. see page 60 (REPLACING THE FUSES) before changing a bulb. CAUTION Before proceeding to change a bulb. If you touch a bulb with your fingers. 62 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . 2 1 WARNING Fire hazard! Keep fuel and other flammable products away from electric components. Do not put your fingerprints on a bulb. DO NOT PULL ON THE WIRING.BULBS Read page 40 (MAINTENANCE) carefully. ◆ Slightly press the bulb (2) and rotate it anticlockwise. remove any fingerprints with alcohol to avoid early failure. see page 54 (REMOVING THE FRONT COVER). Adjust beam as follows: ◆ Turn the knob (as shown in the picture) at the front of the vehicle. CAUTION Proceed with care. ◆ REPLACING THE BULBS OF THE FRONT DIRECTION INDICATORS Read paragraph (BULBS) at the side carefully. Rotate ANTICLOCKWISE to move the beam to the LEFT (as viewed from riding position).

◆ REPLACING THE HEADLIGHT BULBS Read page 62 (BULBS) carefully. ◆ Proceed as described for the left turn indicator. The headlight accommodates the following bulbs: – Two high beam bulbs (4). To replace: ◆ Remove the front cover. ◆ Grasp the bulb electric connector and pull to detach it from the bulb. ◆ Remove the bulb. ◆ Fit a new bulb of equal rating. NOTE Fit the bulb into the seat in the reflector. ◆ Reverse removal procedure to install the bulb. ◆ Connect the bulb connector. To refit: NOTE To change bulbs. – One low beam bulb (5). RIGHT turn indicator: Take out the auxiliary fuse carrier (3) so as to make disassembly operations easier.4 5 3 6 7 NOTE Insert the bulb into the bulb holder matching the two locating pegs with their guides in the bulb holder. see page 54 (REMOVING THE FRONT COVER). ◆ Rotate the bulb holder (7) anticlockwise and extract it from its seat in the reflector. you can also remove the loudspeakers covers. – One parking light bulb (6). ◆ Place the bulb holder (7) into the reflector seat and turn it clockwise. LOW BEAM BULBS CAUTION Do not pull on the wiring to disconnect the bulb connector. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 63 . Ensure it is positioned correctly. Ensure the three bulb pegs become seated in the guides in the reflector seat.

PARKING LIGHT BULBS CAUTION Do not pull on the wiring to remove the bulb holder. . try to avoid damaging the two tabs (2).two parking light/brake light bulbs (5). carry on the same operations in reverse order. grasp the bulb holder (3) and pull to extract from its seat. 64 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . Replace it with a new one of the same rating.2 3 4 5 5 6 6 1 HIGH BEAM BULBS ◆ Rotate the bulb socket/bulb (1) anticlockwise and extract it from the seat in the reflector.Two rear direction indicator bulbs (6). NOTE The following instructions apply to both indicators. Replacement: ◆ Raise the saddle. ◆ REPLACING THE TAIL LIGHT BULBS Read page 62 (BULBS) carefully. ◆ ◆ Remove the bulb (2). CAUTION To extract the bulb socket/bulb from the seat. see page 23 (UNLOCKING/LOCKING THE SADDLE). Upon reassembly. The tail light accommodates: . ◆ Working from the front of the vehicle. Remove the parking light bulb (4) and fit a new bulb of equal rating.

8 NOTE Insert the bulb into the bulb holder matching the two locating pegs with their guides in the bulb holder. Ensure it is positioned correctly. Remove the bulb from its seat use and maintenance Atlantic 500 65 . ◆ Remove the bulb (2) and fit a new bulb of equal rating. CAUTION Do not pull on the wiring to extract the bulb holder. To replace the bulb: To remove the tail light (8). slide out the upper part first and then move it apart from its seat. 7 10 NOTE Make sure that the protective shield locates correctly into its seat on refitting. ◆ Tighten the screw (7) gradually and moderately or the protective shield will damage. 9 ◆ 2 Fit a new bulb of equal rating. CAUTION Do not force or pull on the wiring. REPLACING THE NUMBER PLATE BULB Read page 62 (BULBS) carefully. 1 CAUTION ◆ Remove knob (7) fixing rear light to vehicle. ◆ ◆ With the tail light in your hand. ◆ Grasp the bulb holder (1) and pull to extract. turn counterclockwise and remove the bulb holder (9) with bulb (10) of reflector (8). Do not damage the tabs and/or their seats. CAUTION Work with extreme care.

◆ ◆ Grasp the bulb holder (3) and pull to extract. To replace: ◆ Raise the saddle. ◆ ◆ ◆ To replace the bulb: Raise the saddle. Install a bulb of the same rating. see page 23 (UNLOCKING/LOCKING THE SADDLE). Release and remove the screw (1) securing the transparent cover to the battery cover. Remove the transparent (2) by pulling it downwards.6 2 3 7 1 4 REPLACING THE HELMET COMPARTMENT LIGHT BULB Read page 62 (BULBS) carefully. Pull up sissy bar (6) to remove. see page 23 (UNLOCKING/LOCKING THE SADDLE). ◆ Loosen and remove the two screws (5) fixing sissy bar to vehicle. Take out the whole-glass bulbs (9) from their seat. proceed with extreme care not to damage the coupling teeth. Remove the bulb (4) and fit a new bulb of equal rating. Loosen and remove the two screws (7) fixing the protective screen (8) of the third stop. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 5 CHANGING THE THIRD STOP BULBS Carefully read page 62 (BULBS). CAUTION When removing the sissy bar. ◆ CAUTION Do not pull on the wiring to extract the bulb holder. 66 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 .

oil and coolant leaks. Do not inhale fuel vapours. do not have the vehicle towed. see under(DRAINING THE FUEL TANK) and make sure that they are fully dry. Do not damage the fuel pump assembly (fuel level sensor accommodated inside the tank). Contact a road-side service firm. the vehicle must be well secured in an upright position to avoid fuel. position correctly the protective shield into its seat. WARNING Fire hazard! Allow some time for the engine and muffler to cool down completely. Ensure the area is well ventilated before proceeding. DO NOT RELEASE FUEL INTO THE ENVIRONMENT use and maintenance Atlantic 500 67 . Remove the fuel filler cap. drain all fuel from the fuel tank and the carburettor. DRAINING THE FUEL TANK Read page 25 (FUEL) carefully. WARNING Refit the filler cap after draining all fuel. Fuel vapours are noxious for human health. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 8 NOTE At reassembly.9 TRANSPORT WARNING Before transporting the vehicle. During transport. Do not smoke or use open flames. CAUTION Tighten screw (7) with extreme care not to damage the protective shield. Drain fuel using a manual pump or similar system. Prepare a container large enough to hold the fuel in the tank and place it on the floor on the left side of the vehicle. If stranded. Place the vehicle on the centre stand on firm and level ground. Stop the engine and wait until it has cooled down.

but do not use a water cleaner (see page 68). when the body is still warm. etc. ◆ Avoid parking the vehicle under trees. CAUTION Wash the vehicle thoroughly before applying silicone wax. instruments and indicators. fruits or leaves falling from the trees may contain aggressive chemical substances that may damage the paintwork. see page 33 (PRE-RIDE CHECKS CHART). petrol or solvents: use water and mild soap only. Remember that braking distance will be longer. Do not wash the vehicle under the sun. Do not use liquids at a temperature higher than 40° C to clean the plastic components of the vehicle. ignition switch/steering lock.CLEANINGCLEANING WARNING Braking efficiency may be temporarily impaired after washing the vehicle. Rinse with plenty of water and dry with chamois leather. Resins. Sponge off using a car body sponge soaked in a car body shampoo and water solution (2-4% parts of shampoo). 68 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . To clean off dirt and mud from painted surfaces. helmet/tool kit compartment. bearings. bird droppings. such as: ◆ Pollution (urban and industrial areas) ◆ Salinity and humidity in the atmosphere (sea areas. Clean the vehicle frequently when it is exposed to adverse conditions. CAUTION BEFORE WASHING THE VEHICLE 1) Empty the glove and helmet compartments. 3) Use only neutral detergent to wash the vehicle. Perform the recommended pre-ride checks. from the vehicle fairings. hot and damp weather) ◆ Particular environmental/seasonal conditions (salt and anti-ice chemical products spread over the roads in the wintertime). The shampoo drying before it is rinsed away can damage the paintwork. CAUTION Do not apply protective wax on the saddle or it may become slippery. tar. Rinse with water. Remove the matting inside the helmet compartment. Clean the outer parts of the engine with a degreaser. as the friction surfaces of the braking systems may be wet. Operate the brakes repeatedly to restore normal operation. dead insects. 2) Ensure the storage compartments are closed firmly. soften caked dirt with a lowpressure water jet. controls on the right and left side of the handlebar. brushes and a cloth. silencer. ◆ Make sure to clean off any industrial residue and pollutants. Do not clean any rubber and plastic parts and the saddle with alcohol. Do not aim high-pressure water/air jets or steam jets at the following parts: wheel hubs. Do not polish matt-painted surfaces with polishing paste. especially in the summertime. brake master cylinders.

◆ Pour a teaspoon of engine oil (5-10 cu cm) into the cylinder. see page 70 (TECHNICAL DATA). ◆ Check battery charge. lest you forget them. ZADI ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ NOTE Set the ignition switch to “ ” and press the engine starter button “ ” for a few seconds to let oil spread evenly all over the cylinder. Minor repairs should not be postponed. ◆ ◆ Wrap and tie a plastic bag around the exhaust pipe opening to keep moisture out. AFTER STORAGE ◆ Uncover and clean the vehicle. see page 56 (SPARK PLUG). see page 25 (FUEL). see page 59 (CHARGING THE BATTERY) and install it. see page 68 (CLEANING). ◆ Perform the recommended pre-ride checks. near the spark plug seat. away from sunlight and with steady temperature. Wax all painted surfaces. in order to protect it from oil sprays. Cover the vehicle. Proceed as follows: ◆ Drain the fuel tank and the carburettor completely. Inflate the tyres. without heating. se page 68 (CLEANING). ◆ Remove the spark plug. Remove the protective cloth. A general check-up of the bike is also recommended. Refit the spark plug. some precautions are necessary to avoid damage due to prolonged inactivity. see page 59 (INSTALLING THE BATTERY). SEE PAGE 67 (DRAINING THE FUEL TANK). Avoid using plastic or waterproof materials. ◆ Refuel. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 69 . Remove the battery. WARNING Test ride the vehicle at moderate speed in an area away from traffic. see page 33 (PRE-RIDE CHECKS CHART). Store the vehicle in dry place. Wash and dry the vehicle. Place a suitable support under the vehicle to keep wheels off the ground. see page 58 (REMOVING THE BATTERY) and page 57 (LONG INACTIVITY OF THE BATTERY).PU SH LONG INACTIVITY When storing the vehicle away for long periods. Put a clean cloth on the cylinder.

TECHNICAL DATA Description Max length Max width Max height (incl. of cylinders Total displacement Bore/stroke Compression ratio Starting Engine idling speed Clutch Gearbox Lubricating system Cooling system Converter Primary Secondary Total engine/wheel ratio 2270 mm 720 mm 1450 mm 780 mm 1575 mm 150 mm 200 Kg 4stroke single.988 maximum 1/4. 4 valves per cylinder. windshield) Rider saddle height Wheelbase Minimum ground clearance Weight in running order Type No. DIMENSIONS ENGINE 4 1 460 cu cm 92 mm/69 mm 10.5 : 1 Electric starter 1450 ± 50 rpm Centrifugal. automatic. of valves No.cylinder engine. single overhead camshaft operated via a chain on flywheel side. dry clutch Automatic Forced circulation by trochoidal pump accommodated inside crankcase. oil filter and pressure regulation through bypass valve Liquid cooling with forced circulation by centrifugal pump Stepless automatic V-belt Gears minimum 1/11.86 TRANSMISSION 70 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 .

Description CAPACITIES Fuel (including reserve) Fuel reserve Engine oil . single injector 39 mm Ø THROTTLE BODY FUEL SYSTEM Type Fuel Electronic fuel injection with electric fuel pump Premium-grade unleaded petrol (4 Stars minimum octane rating 95 (ROM) and 85 (MON) HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL TUBING 28°.5 l 220 cu cm (per leg) Twin-seater 105 Kg 180 Kg 38 mm Ø. FRAME Type Steering head angle Trail use and maintenance Atlantic 500 71 .engine oil and engine oil filter change . 250 cu cm 1. 50’ 118 mm ).oil change at engine overhaul Transmission oil Coolant (50% water + 50% anti-freeze with ethylene glycol) Front fork fluid Saddle Max load (rider +luggage) Max load (rider +passenger +luggage) Type Choke 17 l 4l 1500 cu cm 1700 cu cm approx.

Ø 260 mm Twin disc brake – front Ø 260 mm rear Ø 220 mm Light alloy 15 x 3.3 bar 2.6 72 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 .2 2.1 bar 2. 64R WHEELS Type Front Rear Type Front Rear STANDARD INFLATION PRESSURES Front Rear INFLATION PRESSURES FOR CARRYING A PASSENGER Front Rear TYRES 2.Description SUSPENSION Front Travel Rear Wheel travel BRAKES Front Combined Rear Hydraulic telescopic fork 100 mm Two double-acting hydraulic shock absorbers with 5 positions for spring preload adjustment 100 mm Hydraulic disc brake .75 Tubeless 120 /70 -15 M/C 56R 140 /60 -14 M/C REINF.00 14 x 3.

7 – 0.35 W 12V .Description IGNITION Type Timing advance Standard SPARK PLUG As an alternative Electrode gap Battery Fuses Permanent-wound magnet generator Low beam / High beam Front parking light Rear/front direction indicators Tail light / brake light Helmet compartment light Number plate light Dashboard light Third stop light Turning indicator lights Engine oil pressure Low beam light High beam light Low fuel light Brake pads wear High coolant temperature C..55 W / 12V .14 Ah 20 -15 – 3 A 14V .3W LED LED LED LED LED LED LED ELECTRIC SYSTEM BULBS WARNING LIGHTS use and maintenance Atlantic 500 73 .16W (rear) / 12V .5W LED 12V – 2.5/ 21W 12V – 3W 12V .I.10W (front) 12V .8 mm 12 V .5W 12V .D.330W 12V . inductive Variable advance controlled by fuel injection ECU CHAMPION RG6YC NGK – CR7EKB 0.

+140°C.I. 20W 33% of volume.. 20W oils or FORK 5W and When you wish to obtain an intermediate response between those offered by FORK 20W. As an alternative to the recommended product. use top brand rolling bearing grease that will resist a temperature range of -30°C .A. Bearings and other lubrication points (recommended): As an alternative to recommended grease.40.90 or GEAR SYNTH. WARNING Use only nitrite-free anti-freeze and corrosion inhibitors with a freezing point of -35°C as a minimum. F. F. F. (Recommended) engine coolant: ECOBLU -40 °C COOL. WARNING Use new brake fluid only.A. with dropping point 150°C . SJ specifications can be used. 5W 33% of volume + F. NHTSA 116 DOT 4.A.P. SAE 75W .I. top brand brake fluid meeting or exceeding SAE J1703. Autofluid FR. as an alternative.230°C. ISO 4925 specifications for synthetic brake fluid can be used. (Recommended) fork oil: F. you may mix the different products as follows: SAE 10W = SAE 15W = F. top brand oils meeting or exceeding A. top brand coolant meeting or exceeding CUNA NC 956-16 specifications for ethylene glycol based anti-freeze can be used. GL3 specifications can be used. SAE 5W . SAE 75W .40 or 4T FORMULA RACING.C.1 DOT Brake fluid: The system is filled with 4 (the braking system is also compatible with DOT 5).90. As an alternative to recommended oils. or FORK 5W 67% del volume + FORK 20W 33% of volume.LUBRICANT CHART (Recommended) engine oil: SUPERBIKE 4.A. oils. SAE 5W .A. BIMOL GREASE 481 GREASE SM2. high corrosion protection.A. 5W 67% of volume + F. Battery lead protection: use neutral grease or Vaseline. As an alternative to the recommended product. or FORK 5W 33% of volume + FORK 20W 67% of volume. 20W 67% of volume. BRAKE 5. DOT 4 (the braking system is also compatible with DOT 5).A. 20W.A. F. Do not mix different makes or types of oil without having checked bases compatibility. 5W. 74 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . (Recommended) transmission oil: As an alternative to recommended oils. 5W and FORK 20W. top brand oils meeting or exceeding A. good resistance to water and oxidisation.P. FORK 5W or F.

Pre-ride checks.Official Dealers and Service Centres THE VALUE OF SERVICE Thanks to ongoing technical updates and product-specific technical training. aprilia Original Parts systematically undergo strict quality control procedures to ensure total reliability and long service life.aprilia. A vehicle kept in sleek running order is a reliable vehicle. you are purchasing products that have been developed and tested as early as the vehicle design stage. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 75 . proper maintenance at the recommended intervals and using aprilia Original Parts only are other key factors! To find contact information of the Official Dealer and/or Service Centre nearest you.com When you demand aprilia Original Parts. aprilia Authorised Network engineers are familiar with every detail of this motorcycle and have the special equipment required for correct maintenance and repair. please consult the Yellow Pages or the map provided at our web site : www.

Distributors 76 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 .

Distributors use and maintenance Atlantic 500 77 .

LIGHTS.POWER OUTLET E . 54 R/Gr V Ar/N Ar/V Ar 24 B 15A C 15A E 3A A 15A D 15A F 1 B G V/N V/N R/Bi R/Bi V/R 25 V/R R/Bi 23 B 1 30A V/R 20A R/Bi R/M Ro/G V/G Gr Ro/N M/N R/N Gr/N Ar/V Gr/N R/B R/M Ar/V B R/M Ar/N G/V G/B M/N M/V Gr M/Bi M/G Gr Ar Ar/R Bi/N 1 Az Ro G Vi R/M Gr/R Ar/Bi R/M N N B G/N N N V/R V/R 1 AUXILIARY FUSES A . F .STOP LIGHTS C .WIRING DIAGRAM . HORN.PERMANENT POWER AND E.FREE 1 P 1 1 N V M 1 12 13 1 B G/N 1 V V R/Bi R/Bi G G G G G G 22 1 R/Bi B/Bi 1 G G G 85 86 87 30 R R R 4 2 3 5 6 8 9 10 7 1 2 5 3 N N R R G/R B N M 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 20 11 78 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . FAN RELAY D .INJECTION .ENGINE KILL .U. DASHBOARD.C.Atlantic 500 43 ! SCROLL 39 PASSING STOP x1000r/min EFI mp/h Km/h ABS 36 TRIP 33 V/G R/N 37 38 R/Gr V/G G/R V/N V/N V/N R/N 34 Gr/N V/G 45 B 44 B/Ar Gr/Bi V W SET Bi/N N Gr 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 1 2 Gr/Bi G/B B Az/V Ro/G Gr/B Ar/R M B B Ar/N B G/V B/N R/B Az/Bi Bi/G R/Bi R/Bi Az/R B/Bi Vi M/V R Az V B/Ar Ar Bi/N Ro G Bi N 40 V Gr G/N N R B/N Az B Bi V/N B/Bi M Ro V 1 42 1 Ro M 57 1 N N 35 28 V/N R/Bi R/Bi V B Ro/G Gr R/B B/N Az/Bi B 1 1 Vi 1 B/G Gr/N B/Bi Bi/G Ar V Gr Bi V V N 1 R/Gr Gr/N B/G G/R R/N 55 30 85 86 87 N N G/N R/Bi Vi/N V 30 87 85 86 B 46 48 51 49 50 N B B Bi B Bi G B R B 1 V/G B R B R V/G G B G V/G B Az R V/G G B G V/G B Az R/N B/G B V/G 56 29 32 31 31 30 53 Gr/B Gr/Bi B/Ar R N B Bi G Az G B R N B Bi G Az V/G G B G V/G B B Az 54 58 31 58 54 31 1 47 B Az 52 M/Bi 1 V/G 2 Az/R 3 Ar 4 R/B 5 Vi 6 B 7 Ro/G 8 M 9 R 10 M/G 11 B/N 12 Gr/R 13 Az 14 Az/V 15 Ro/G 16 Ar/N 17 Ro/N 18 Vi/N 19 Ar/Bi 20 G 21 Gr 22 N 23 Ro 24 25 Gr/N 26 N 1 26 B Ar/N G B G B 27 B R M E.STARTING B .U.C.

LH tail light Diagnostics socket Stop light relay Third stop lights (not on USA version) Immobilizer antenna CABLE COLORS Ar Orange Az Light blue B Blue Bi White G yellow Gr Grey M Brown N Black R Red V Green Vi Violet Ro Pink use and maintenance Atlantic 500 79 .C.WIRING DIAGRAM KEY .U.Atlantic 500 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) 17) 18) 19) 20) 21) 22) 23) 24) 25) 26) 27) 28) 29) 30) 31) 32) Multiple connectors RPM sensor Stepper motor Coil Spark plug Fuel injector Fuel pump Fuel level sensor Injection main relay (with diode) Injection auxiliary relay Side stand switch Lambda sensor (not available) Throttle sensor Engine air thermistor Dashboard/engine H2O thermistor Fan Voltage regulator Flywheel Battery Starter relay Starter motor Main fuses Power socket Auxiliary fuses Compartment light Compartment light switch Number plate light Radio power supply Rear right direction indicator Rear left direction indicator Brake light/parking light bulbs RH tail light 33) 34) 35) 36) 37) 38) 39) 40) 41) 42) 43) 44) 45) 46) 47) 48) 49) 50) 51) 52) 53) 54) 55) 56) 57) 58) 59) 60) Rear brake light switch Front brake light switch Key-operated switch Bank angle sensor Right dimmer switch Fan relay Left dimmer switch Horn Dashboard air T thermistor Dashboard Speed sensor Oil pressure sensor Front right direction indicator Front left direction indicator Low beam bulb High beam bulb Parking light bulb Headlight E.

REMARKS Aprilia PURCHASE ONLY GENUINE SPARE PARTS 80 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 .

REMARKS Aprilia PURCHASE ONLY GENUINE SPARE PARTS use and maintenance Atlantic 500 81 .

REMARKS Aprilia PURCHASE ONLY GENUINE SPARE PARTS 82 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 .

REMARKS Aprilia PURCHASE ONLY GENUINE SPARE PARTS use and maintenance Atlantic 500 83 .

p. fuel.aprilia s. – Respect nature. – Do not keep the engine running if it isn’t necessary. polluting substances and components in the environment. 84 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . wishes to thank its customers for the purchase of this vehicle: – Do not dispose of oil.a. – Avoid disturbing noises.

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