Aprilia ETX 125 User Manual 1998
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aprilia part# 8102852

ETX 125

© 1998 aprilia s.p.a. - Noale (VE)

This manual is to be considered an integral part of the vehicle, which must be delivered complete with it also in case of resale. aprilia s.p.a. reserves the right to modify its models at any time, without prejudice to the main characteristics here described.

All rights as to electronic storage, reproduction and total or partial adaptation, with any means, are reserved for all Countries.

The mention to products or services supplied by third parties is made only for information purposes and is not binding in any case.

aprilia s.p.a takes no responsibility as to the performance or the use of said products.

First edition: march 1998

Reprint:

Produced and printed by:

Studio Tecno Public

Viale del Progresso - 37038 Soave (VR) - Italy

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On behalf of: aprilia s.p.a.

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FOREWORD

Before starting the engine, carefully read this manual, paying particular attention to the chapter "RIDING SAFELY".

Your and other people’s safety depends not only on your quickness of reflexes and on your agility, but also on what you know about the vehicle, on its efficiency and on your knowledge of the basic information for RIDING SAFELY. Therefore, get a thorough knowledge of the vehicle, in such a way as to be able to drive in the traffic safely.

For the controls and repairs not expressly described in this manual, for the purchase of aprilia Genuine Spare Parts, accessories and other products, as well as for specific technical advice, contact onlyaprilia Authorized Outlets and Official Dealers, who can ensure you reliable and prompt servicing.

Thank you for choosing aprilia. We wish you a nice ride.

IMPORTANT:

When asking your Dealer for spare parts, specify the spare parts code indicated on the SPARE PARTS IDENTIFICATION LABEL.

Write down the identification code in the space here below, in order to remember it also in case of loss or deterioration of the label.

The label is positioned under the left side cover, see p. 40 (REMOVING THE SIDE COVERS).

 

aprilia

CODICE RICAMBI spare parts code number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I.M.

A

B

C

D

E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

UK

 

A

P

SF

B

D

F

E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GR

NL

 

CH

DK

J

SGP

PL

IL

ROK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAL

RCH

BM

USA

AUS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carefully observe the instructions preceded by the following warning signs:

aSafety norms and regulations to protect the driver and other people from severe injuries or grave risks.

Indications to make the operations easier. Technical information.

The operations preceded by this symbol must be repeated on the opposite side of the vehicle.

In this manual the various versions are indicated by the following symbols:

& optional

 

2 catalytic version

 

I Italy version

£ Denmark version

U United Kingdom version

J Japan version

A Austria version

S Singapore version

P Portugal version

V Poland version

" Finland version

% Israel version

B Belgium version

K South Korea version

D Germany version

M Malaysia version

F France version

R Chile version

E Spain version

Q Bermuda version

G Greece version

- versionUnited States of America

O Holland version

^ Australia version

C Switzerland version

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

SAFE DRIVE .....................................................................................................

5

SAFETY RULES.........................................................................................

6

CLOTHING .................................................................................................

9

ACCESSORIES........................................................................................

10

LOAD ........................................................................................................

10

ARRANGEMENT OF THE MAIN ELEMENTS ...............................................

12

ARRANGEMENT OF THE INSTRUMENTS ...................................................

14

INSTRUMENTS AND INDICATORS ..............................................................

14

INSTRUMENTS AND INDICATORS TABLE............................................

15

MAIN INDEPENDENT CONTROLS ...............................................................

16

CONTROLS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE HANDLEBAR.......................

16

IGNITION SWITCH...................................................................................

17

STEERING LOCK.....................................................................................

17

AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT...............................................................................

18

GLOVE/TOOL KIT COMPARTMENT.......................................................

18

CRASH HELMET HOOK ..........................................................................

18

ANTI-THEFT HOOK .................................................................................

19

SPECIAL TOOLS &..............................................................................

19

MAIN COMPONENTS.....................................................................................

20

FUEL.........................................................................................................

20

TRANSMISSION OIL................................................................................

20

2 STROKE OIL TANK...............................................................................

21

BRAKE FLUID - recommendations ..........................................................

22

DISC BRAKES..........................................................................................

22

FRONT BRAKE ........................................................................................

23

REAR BRAKE...........................................................................................

24

ADJUSTING THE REAR BRAKE LEVER HEIGHT..................................

25

ADJUSTING THE CLUTCH......................................................................

26

TYRES......................................................................................................

27

COOLANT ................................................................................................

28

CATALYTIC SILENCER 2...................................................................

30

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE.............................................................................

31

PRELIMINARY CHECKING OPERATIONS.............................................

31

STARTING................................................................................................

32

DEPARTURE AND DRIVE .......................................................................

34

RUNNING-IN ............................................................................................

37

STOPPING ...............................................................................................

37

PARKING..................................................................................................

38

POSITIONING THE VEHICLE ON THE STAND......................................

38

SUGGESTIONS TO PREVENT THEFT...................................................

38

MAINTENANCE ..............................................................................................

39

REGULAR SERVICE INTERVALS CHART .............................................

39

IDENTIFICATION DATA ..........................................................................

40

REMOVING THE SIDE COVERS............................................................

40

AIR CLEANER .........................................................................................

41

CHECKING THE TRANSMISSION OIL LEVEL AND TOPPING UP.......

42

CHANGING THE TRANSMISSION OIL ..................................................

43

FRONT WHEEL .......................................................................................

44

REAR WHEEL .........................................................................................

46

DRIVE CHAIN ..........................................................................................

48

INSPECTING THE FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSIONS .......................

50

REAR SUSPENSION...............................................................................

51

CHECKING THE BRAKE PAD WEAR.....................................................

52

ADJUSTING THE COLD START CONTROL (e)...................................

52

IDLING ADJUSTMENT ............................................................................

53

ADJUSTING THE ACCELERATOR CONTROL ......................................

53

SPARK PLUG ..........................................................................................

54

BATTERY.................................................................................................

55

LONG INACTIVITY OF THE BATTERY ..................................................

55

CHECKING AND CLEANING

 

THE TERMINALS ....................................................................................

56

REMOVING THE BATTERY....................................................................

56

CHECKING THE ELECTROLYTE LEVEL...............................................

57

RECHARGING THE BATTERY ...............................................................

57

INSTALLING THE BATTERY ..................................................................

57

CHANGING THE FUSES.........................................................................

58

CHECKING THE SIDE STAND AND THE SAFETY SWITCH ................

59

CHECKING THE SWITCHES ..................................................................

60

ADJUSTING THE VERTICAL HEADLIGHT BEAM .................................

61

BULBS .....................................................................................................

61

CHANGING THE HEADLIGHT BULBS ...................................................

62

CHANGING THE DASHBOARD BULBS .................................................

63

CHANGING THE FRONT AND REAR DIRECTION INDICATORS.........

64

CHANGING THE REAR LIGHT BULB.....................................................

64

TRANSPORT..................................................................................................

65

DRAINING THE FUEL TANK...................................................................

65

CLEANING .....................................................................................................

66

LONG PERIODS OF INACTIVITY ...........................................................

67

AFTER A PERIOD OF INACTIVITY ........................................................

67

TECHNICAL DATA ........................................................................................

68

LUBRICANT CHART ...............................................................................

72

Importers ..................................................................................................

73

WIRING DIAGRAM - ETX 125.................................................................

74

WIRING DIAGRAM KEY - ETX 125.........................................................

75

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