ATLANTIC 500

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aprilia part# 8104589

© 2002 aprilia s.p.a. - Noale (VE)

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

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

First edition: November 2002

Reprint:

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

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

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

NOTE

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

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

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

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

NOTE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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safe riding .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 .

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 ( ). 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 .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 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

. 2 mm ( 3 mm) MAXIMUM LOAD 180 Kg. contact an aprilia Official Dealer immediately. Overloading the vehicle will impair stability and handling and may damage the tyres.. except for maintenance. They should be carried out using adequate tools and are best left to experienced mechanics. New tyres may be coated with an oily film... – The use of the vehicle after the removal or disconnection of this device or element of design..MUFFLER/EXHAUST SILENCER WARNING 2 Tampering with the noise control system is prohibited. Check the muffler/exhaust silencer and the silencer pipes for rust or holes. Have your tyres and wheels serviced at an aprilia Official Dealer or a specialised tyre repairer... Ensure that the exhaust system works correctly. CHENG SHIN MAXXIS M-6002 M-6002 32 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 .. If the exhaust system noise increases.. Drive carefully until covering several kilometres... and wheel servicing and balancing are delicate operations... MINIMUM RECOMMENDEDTREAD DEPTH (2) Front tyre: ... Tyre replacement and repair.1 2..... of any device or element of design incorporated into any new vehicle . repair or replacement operations. Use these tyres only: MAKE FRONT SIZE 120/70-15’ 56S 140/60-14’ 64S 120/70-15’ 56R 140/60-14’ 64R TYPE GOLD STANDARD GOLD STANDARD MICHELIN REAR FRONT REAR WARNING Never exceed the maximum load allowed. Never apply non-specific products to the tyres.. TYRE PRESSURES SOLO FULL LOAD (rider + passenger) FRONT 2.. Owners are warned that the law may prohibit: – The removal or disconnection... 2 mm ( 3 mm) Rear tyre: .......2 REAR 2......before its sale or delivery to the final purchaser or while it is in use..to check the noise . aprilia approved the tyres listed below for this model.6 After extensive testing..3 2........

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The frame number can be used for the purchase of spare parts. FRAME NUMBER The frame number is stamped on the central frame tube. open the guard (1). Altering the frame number invalidates the guarantee. Engine no ________________________ NOTE Altering the identification numbers is a legal offence.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. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 43 .

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

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

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

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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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The support must prevent the vehicle from falling. 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. Put some padding on the support to avoid damage. Vehicle setting Road surface Recomm. while the front wheel should be able to move freely.1 REAR SUSPENSION ADJUSTMENT The rear suspension is managed by two shock absorbers that control compression and rebound damping. Check as follows: ◆ Place the vehicle on the centre stand. REAR SUSPENSION SPRING PRELOAD SETTING CHART CHECKING THE STEERING Read page 40 (MAINTENANCE) carefully. Factory setting is designed to suit riders weighing about 70 Kg. The shock absorbers are connected to the engine through silent blocks. Riding solo use and maintenance Atlantic 500 51 . ◆ 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. Turn the ring nut (1) using the supplied lockring wrench to change setting so as to meet individual requirements (see chart).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

250 cu cm 1. 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°. FRAME Type Steering head angle Trail use and maintenance Atlantic 500 71 .Description CAPACITIES Fuel (including reserve) Fuel reserve Engine oil .5 l 220 cu cm (per leg) Twin-seater 105 Kg 180 Kg 38 mm Ø.engine oil and engine oil filter change .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. 50’ 118 mm ).

00 14 x 3.3 bar 2.Ø 260 mm Twin disc brake – front Ø 260 mm rear Ø 220 mm Light alloy 15 x 3.Description SUSPENSION Front Travel Rear Wheel travel BRAKES Front Combined Rear Hydraulic telescopic fork 100 mm Two double-acting hydraulic shock absorbers with 5 positions for spring preload adjustment 100 mm Hydraulic disc brake .75 Tubeless 120 /70 -15 M/C 56R 140 /60 -14 M/C REINF.1 bar 2.2 2. 64R WHEELS Type Front Rear Type Front Rear STANDARD INFLATION PRESSURES Front Rear INFLATION PRESSURES FOR CARRYING A PASSENGER Front Rear TYRES 2.6 72 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 .

I.14 Ah 20 -15 – 3 A 14V ..55 W / 12V .7 – 0.35 W 12V .8 mm 12 V .5/ 21W 12V – 3W 12V .10W (front) 12V .5W 12V .3W LED LED LED LED LED LED LED ELECTRIC SYSTEM BULBS WARNING LIGHTS use and maintenance Atlantic 500 73 .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.16W (rear) / 12V . inductive Variable advance controlled by fuel injection ECU CHAMPION RG6YC NGK – CR7EKB 0.D.330W 12V .5W LED 12V – 2.

good resistance to water and oxidisation. FORK 5W or F. SAE 75W . F. BRAKE 5. or FORK 5W 67% del volume + FORK 20W 33% of volume. high corrosion protection.I. DOT 4 (the braking system is also compatible with DOT 5).C.A. BIMOL GREASE 481 GREASE SM2. 5W 67% of volume + F.P.A. Autofluid FR. F. NHTSA 116 DOT 4. WARNING Use only nitrite-free anti-freeze and corrosion inhibitors with a freezing point of -35°C as a minimum. SAE 5W . As an alternative to recommended oils.230°C.LUBRICANT CHART (Recommended) engine oil: SUPERBIKE 4.40. Do not mix different makes or types of oil without having checked bases compatibility.90 or GEAR SYNTH. (Recommended) transmission oil: As an alternative to recommended oils. oils. 74 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 .A.A. GL3 specifications can be used. you may mix the different products as follows: SAE 10W = SAE 15W = F. F.A. (Recommended) engine coolant: ECOBLU -40 °C COOL. As an alternative to the recommended product.40 or 4T FORMULA RACING. 5W 33% of volume + F. WARNING Use new brake fluid only. SJ specifications can be used.A. Bearings and other lubrication points (recommended): As an alternative to recommended grease. use top brand rolling bearing grease that will resist a temperature range of -30°C .+140°C. top brand oils meeting or exceeding A. 20W 67% of volume. Battery lead protection: use neutral grease or Vaseline. top brand brake fluid meeting or exceeding SAE J1703. SAE 75W .P.90. as an alternative. with dropping point 150°C . SAE 5W . As an alternative to the recommended product. top brand coolant meeting or exceeding CUNA NC 956-16 specifications for ethylene glycol based anti-freeze can be used.1 DOT Brake fluid: The system is filled with 4 (the braking system is also compatible with DOT 5). 20W 33% of volume. F.A. ISO 4925 specifications for synthetic brake fluid can be used.A. 20W oils or FORK 5W and When you wish to obtain an intermediate response between those offered by FORK 20W. (Recommended) fork oil: F. top brand oils meeting or exceeding A. 5W. 20W.. 5W and FORK 20W.I. or FORK 5W 33% of volume + FORK 20W 67% of volume.

com When you demand aprilia Original Parts. aprilia Original Parts systematically undergo strict quality control procedures to ensure total reliability and long service life. 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. A vehicle kept in sleek running order is a reliable vehicle. use and maintenance Atlantic 500 75 . proper maintenance at the recommended intervals and using aprilia Original Parts only are other key factors! To find contact information of the Official Dealer and/or Service Centre nearest you. you are purchasing products that have been developed and tested as early as the vehicle design stage. please consult the Yellow Pages or the map provided at our web site : www.aprilia. Pre-ride checks.

Distributors 76 use and maintenance Atlantic 500 .

Distributors use and maintenance Atlantic 500 77 .

ENGINE KILL .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 . FAN RELAY D .U.STARTING B .PERMANENT POWER AND E. DASHBOARD.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.LIGHTS.INJECTION . F .POWER OUTLET E . 54 R/Gr V Ar/N Ar/V Ar 24 B 15A C 15A E 3A A 15A D 15A F 1 B G V/N V/N R/Bi R/Bi V/R 25 V/R R/Bi 23 B 1 30A V/R 20A R/Bi R/M Ro/G V/G Gr Ro/N M/N R/N Gr/N Ar/V Gr/N R/B R/M Ar/V B R/M Ar/N G/V G/B M/N M/V Gr M/Bi M/G Gr Ar Ar/R Bi/N 1 Az Ro G Vi R/M Gr/R Ar/Bi R/M N N B G/N N N V/R V/R 1 AUXILIARY FUSES A .WIRING DIAGRAM . HORN.STOP LIGHTS C .U.

C.U. 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.WIRING DIAGRAM KEY .

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 .

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

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