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

etc. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 7 . etc. speeding.Observe all road signs as well as national and local road regulations.). in the correct posture. Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footrest platform (or on the footrests). 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. Adjust your speed and riding to road surface conditions. Avoid obstacles that could damage the vehicle or make you lose control. Do not stand up or stretch your limbs while riding.

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

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

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

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

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 .

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 . 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.) 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 .

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

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

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

After stopping the vehicle. When it is in position “ the engine can be started. stop the engine and then turn the ignition switch to position “ ”. CONTROLS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HANDLEBAR NOTE The electric components work only when the ignition switch is in position “ ”. it will stop 18 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . ”. When set to position “ the engine. 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. ”.CAUTION 1 Leaving the ignition switch in position “ ” when the engine is stopped may flatten the battery. the starter button “ “. 2 ”. See page 34 (STARTING) for starting procedure. DEACTIVATION When the key is inserted into the ignition switch and turned to “ the device is automatically disconnected. turns the engine over.

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

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

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

LAP TIMER START/STOP AND RESET NOTE These indications may only be reset when the odometer is displayed on the right digital display. TRIP 2 display icon (6). ◆ Press the TRIP key (1) for more than three seconds when the TRIP meter you wish to reset is displayed. NOTE The displayed function will be reset. NOTE The displays only operate when the ignition switch is set to “ “. 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. When the ignition key (3) is set to “ “ . and fivedigit reading of selected indication (7). NOTE The function displayed currently will be reset. ◆ Press the TRIP key (1) for more than three seconds. TRIP 1 display icon (5).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. 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. The segments of the Display are: Odometer display icon (4). The initial display shows the odometer. START/STOP: Press the MODE key for more than three seconds. 22 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

... of any device or element of design incorporated into any new vehicle ..3 2... 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. Ensure that the exhaust system works correctly...... MINIMUM RECOMMENDEDTREAD DEPTH (2) Front tyre: . Never apply non-specific products to the tyres. CHENG SHIN MAXXIS M-6002 M-6002 32 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . 2 mm ( 3 mm) Rear tyre: ...... and wheel servicing and balancing are delicate operations. repair or replacement operations....6 After extensive testing. TYRE PRESSURES SOLO FULL LOAD (rider + passenger) FRONT 2.. 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. Have your tyres and wheels serviced at an aprilia Official Dealer or a specialised tyre repairer. Overloading the vehicle will impair stability and handling and may damage the tyres. 2 mm ( 3 mm) MAXIMUM LOAD 180 Kg.. Tyre replacement and repair.. except for maintenance.. aprilia approved the tyres listed below for this model.... Check the muffler/exhaust silencer and the silencer pipes for rust or holes.to check the noise .2 REAR 2....... New tyres may be coated with an oily film.. Drive carefully until covering several kilometres......... contact an aprilia Official Dealer immediately.1 2..MUFFLER/EXHAUST SILENCER WARNING 2 Tampering with the noise control system is prohibited. If the exhaust system noise increases. – The use of the vehicle after the removal or disconnection of this device or element of design..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shorten maintenance intervals if you are riding in rainy and dusty conditions or on loose road surfaces. ➂ = replace. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 41 . lubricate or replace if necessary. adjust. ➁ = clean. ➃ = adjust.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.

42 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . Shorten maintenance intervals if you are riding in rainy and dusty conditions or on loose road surfaces. ➂ = replace. 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. (*) To check these components see pages 15-16: INSTRUMENTS AND INDICATORS TABLE. lubricate or replace if necessary. ➁ = clean. ➃ = adjust.

FRAME NUMBER The frame number is stamped on the central frame tube. The frame number can be used for the purchase of spare parts. Altering the frame number invalidates the guarantee. 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. Frame no __________________________ ENGINE NUMBER The engine number is stamped near the lower support of the rear shock absorber. To expose the frame number. Engine no ________________________ NOTE Altering the identification numbers is a legal offence.

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

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

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

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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
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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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Vehicle setting Road surface Recomm. 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. 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. ◆ CAUTION Both shock absorbers must be set to the same setting. when Stiffer Softer Smooth or normal Carrying a passenger Uneven Place the support under the vehicle. Check the steering for play from time to time. Put some padding on the support to avoid damage. Riding solo use and maintenance Atlantic 500 51 . while the front wheel should be able to move freely. The support must prevent the vehicle from falling.1 REAR SUSPENSION ADJUSTMENT The rear suspension is managed by two shock absorbers that control compression and rebound damping. Turn the ring nut (1) using the supplied lockring wrench to change setting so as to meet individual requirements (see chart). Check as follows: ◆ Place the vehicle on the centre stand. The shock absorbers are connected to the engine through silent blocks.

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

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

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

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

Spark plug torque wrench setting: 12 ÷ 14 Nm (1.7-0. In order to gain access to the spark plug: ◆ Remove the left inspection cover. allow the engine and muffler to cool down completely before proceeding. Clean off deposits with a metal wire or wire brush. ◆ Check the electrode gap with a feeler gauge.8 mm SPARK PLUG Read page 40 (MAINTENANCE) carefully. Pull the HT cable cap (1) off the spark plug. bend the earth electrode carefully. see page 53 (REMOVING THE RIGHT AND LEFT INSPECTION COVERS). A loose spark plug will cause engine overheating and result in severe damage. the electrodes show traces of corrosion or exceeding deposits. Remove any traces of dirt from the spark plug base.4 kgm). ◆ ◆ ◆ Blow with an air line to prevent residues from entering the engine. Unscrew and extract the spark plug. 56 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 . A spark plug must be changed when: the insulator is cracked. Refit the left inspection cover. Using a spark plug other than specified might compromise engine performance and life.2 ÷ 1. ◆ Refit the spark plug cap securely onto the spark plug. ◆ Tighten using the supplied tool. Check the spark plug every 6000 km (3750 mi) and change it every 12000 Km (7500 mi). Electrode gap should be 0.2 1 0.7 – 0. so that it will not work itself loose when exposed to engine vibration. See page 70 (TECHNICAL DATA). ◆ Make sure the washer is in good condition. ◆ WARNING It is essential to tighten the spark plug properly.8 mm. Fit the suitable spark plug tool (supplied with the tool kit) to the spark plug. At regular intervals. Ensure that no dust or foreign matter fall into the cylinder. ◆ ◆ Move away the coolant pipe (1) that might interfere with the following operations. Replace with recommended spark plugs only. remove the spark plug and clean off any carbon deposits or replace as required. Removal and cleaning: WARNING To avoid any burns. Fit the washer and screw the spark plug finger-tight to avoid damaging the thread. If it needs adjusting. Check electrode and insulating material for carbon deposits or corrosion. if needed. Screw in the spark plug by one half turn to compress the washer. see page 53 (REMOVING THE RIGHT AND LEFT INSPECTION COVERS).

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

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

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

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

cooling fan. helmet compartment light. fuse (3).10 11 12 1 ARRANGEMENT OF MAIN FUSES (BATTERY COMPARTMENT) – 30-A fuse (10) From battery to: ignition switch. – 30-A fuse (12) Spare fuse. 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. fuse (5). Place the motorcycle ten metres away from a vertical wall. Switch on the low beam and sit astride the motorcycle. turn ANTICLOCKWISE to lower the beam. fuse (2). dashboard permanent power supply. – 30-A fuse (11) From battery to: voltage regulator. It is important that the motorcycle be on level ground. VERTICAL ADJUSTMENT OF THE HEADLIGHT BEAM This is a quick beam inspection procedure. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 61 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

of valves No. 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.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.86 TRANSMISSION 70 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 .cylinder engine. automatic. 4 valves per cylinder.988 maximum 1/4. single overhead camshaft operated via a chain on flywheel side.5 : 1 Electric starter 1450 ± 50 rpm Centrifugal. oil filter and pressure regulation through bypass valve Liquid cooling with forced circulation by centrifugal pump Stepless automatic V-belt Gears minimum 1/11. dry clutch Automatic Forced circulation by trochoidal pump accommodated inside crankcase.

engine oil and engine oil filter change . 50’ 118 mm ). FRAME Type Steering head angle Trail use and maintenance Atlantic 500 71 . 250 cu cm 1.5 l 220 cu cm (per leg) Twin-seater 105 Kg 180 Kg 38 mm Ø.Description CAPACITIES Fuel (including reserve) Fuel reserve Engine oil .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. 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°.

Ø 260 mm Twin disc brake – front Ø 260 mm rear Ø 220 mm Light alloy 15 x 3.1 bar 2.75 Tubeless 120 /70 -15 M/C 56R 140 /60 -14 M/C REINF.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 .00 14 x 3.6 72 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 .2 2.3 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.

5W 12V .35 W 12V . inductive Variable advance controlled by fuel injection ECU CHAMPION RG6YC NGK – CR7EKB 0.5W LED 12V – 2.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.330W 12V .10W (front) 12V .16W (rear) / 12V .3W LED LED LED LED LED LED LED ELECTRIC SYSTEM BULBS WARNING LIGHTS use and maintenance Atlantic 500 73 .14 Ah 20 -15 – 3 A 14V .7 – 0.I..5/ 21W 12V – 3W 12V .55 W / 12V .8 mm 12 V .D.

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

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

Distributors 76 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 .

Distributors use and maintenance Atlantic 500 77 .

U.PERMANENT POWER AND E. F .LIGHTS. HORN.WIRING DIAGRAM .STOP LIGHTS C .C.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 .C.ENGINE KILL .U.STARTING B .POWER OUTLET E .INJECTION .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. FAN RELAY D . 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 . DASHBOARD.

C.WIRING DIAGRAM KEY . 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 .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.U.

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 .

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

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