Aprilia SCARABEO 50 I.E-50 User Manual 2002

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© 2002 aprilia s.p.a. - Noale (VE)

First edition: december 2002 Reprint:

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Soave (VERONA) - Italy

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On behalf of: aprilia s.p.a.

via G. Galilei, 1 - 30033 Noale (VE) - Italy Tel. +39 - 041 58 29 111

Fax +39 - 041 44 10 54 www.aprilia.com

SAFETY WARNINGS

The following precautionary warnings are used throughout this manual in order to convey the following messages:

Safety warning. When you find this symbol on the vehicle or in the

manual, be careful to the potential risk of personal injury. Non-compliancewith the indications given in the messages preceded by this symbol may result in grave risks for your and other people»s safety and for the vehicle!

Indications to make the operations easier. Technical informa-

tion.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

The operations preceded by this symbol must be repeated also on

the opposite side of the vehicle.

If not expressly indicated otherwise, for the reassembly of the units repeat the disassembly operations in reverse order.

The terms ≈right∆ and ≈left∆ are referred to the rider seated on the vehicle in the normal riding position.

WARNINGS - PRECAUTIONS - GENERAL ADVICE

Before starting the engine, carefully read this manual and in particular the section ≈SAFE DRIVE∆.

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 ≈SAFE DRIVE∆.

Therefore, get a thorough knowledge of the vehicle, in such a way as to be able to drive in the traffic safely.

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This manual must be consideredas an integral part of the vehicle and must always accompany it,

even in case of resale.

aprilia has carried out this manual with the maximum attention, in order to supply the user with correct and updated information. However, sinceaprilia constantly improves the design of its products, there may be slight discrepancies between the characteristics of your vehicle and those described in this manual.

For any clarification concerning the information contained in this manual, do not hesitate to contact your aprilia Official Dealer.

For control and repair operations not expressly described in this publication, for the purchase of aprilia genuine spare parts, accessories and other products, as well as for specific advice, contact exclusivelyaprilia Official Dealers and Service Centers, which guarantee prompt and accurate assistance.

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

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

In some countries the antipollutionand noise regulations in force re-

quire periodical inspections.

The user of the vehicle in these countries must:

√ contact an aprilia Official Dealer to have thenon-homologatedcomponents replaced with others homologated for use in the country in question;

√ carry out the required periodical inspections.

Soon after purchasing the vehicle,write down the identification data indicated on the SPARE PARTS IDENTIFICATION LABEL in the table here below. The label is positioned on

the right beam of the frame; to read it, remove the inspection cover, see p. 52 (REMOVING THE INSPECTION COVER).

These data indicate:

YEAR = year of manufacture (Y, 1, 2, ...);

I.M. = modification code (A, B, C, ...);

COUNTRY CODES = homologation country (I, UK, A, ...).

and are to be supplied to the aprilia Official Dealer as reference data for the purchase of spare parts or specific accessories of the model you have acquired.

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

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VERSION:

 

Italy

Singapore

United Kingdom Slovenia

Austria

Israel

Portugal

South Korea

Finland

Malaysia

Belgium

Chile

Germany

Croatia

France

Australia

Spain

United States

of America

 

Greece

Brazil

Holland

South Africa

Switzerland

New Zealand

Denmark

Canada

Japan

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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

5

BASIC SAFETY RULES ......................................

6

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

9

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

10

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

10

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

12

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

14

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

14

INSTRUMENT AND INDICATOR TABLE .........

15

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

16

CONTROLS ON THE LEFT SIDE

 

OF THE HANDLEBAR ......................................

16

CONTROLS ON THE RIGHT SIDE

 

OF THE HANDLEBAR ......................................

17

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

18

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

18

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

19

UNLOCKING/LOCKING THE SADDLE ............

19

CRASH HELMET / GLOVE COMPARTMENT ..

19

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

19

TOOL KIT ..........................................................

20

BAG HOOK .......................................................

20

GLOVE COMPARTMENT .................................

20

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

21

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

21

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

22

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

22

FRONT BRAKE DISC .......................................

23

REAR DRUM BRAKE ........................................

24

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

25

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

26

AUTOMATIC

 

LIGHT SWITCHING VERSION .........................

28

CATALYTIC SILENCER ....................................

28

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

29

PRELIMINARY CHECKING OPERATIONS ......

29

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

30

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

32

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

33

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

33

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

33

POSITIONING THE VEHICLE

 

ON THE STAND ................................................

34

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

34

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

35

REGULAR SERVICE INTERVALS CHART ......

36

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

38

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

38

CHECKING

 

THE TRANSMISSION OIL LEVEL ....................

40

CHANGING

 

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

41

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

42

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

44

CHECKING

 

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

45

CHECKING

 

THE SHOE WEAR .............................................

46

GREASING

 

THE REAR BRAKE CAM PIN ...........................

46

CHECKING THE STEERING ............................

48

CHECKING

 

THE ENGINE FULCRUM AXIS .........................

48

REMOVING

 

THE EXHAUST SILENCER ...............................

49

REMOVING

 

THE FRONT HANDLEBAR COVER .................

50

REMOVING

 

THE REAR HANDLEBAR COVER ....................

50

REMOVING

 

THE FRONT TRANSPARENT SCREEN ...........

51

REMOVING

 

THE REAR-VIEW MIRROR ...............................

51

REMOVING

 

THE INSPECTION COVER ...............................

52

REMOVING THE FRONT COVER

 

OF THE REAR PART OF THE FAIRING ..........

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 FUSE ....................................

58

ADJUSTING

 

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

59

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

59

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

60

CHANGING THE FRONT

 

DIRECTION INDICATOR BULBS ....................

61

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

62

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

63

CHANGING THE NUMBER PLATE BULB........

63

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

64

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

64

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

65

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

66

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

66

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

67

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

71

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

74-75

WIRING DIAGRAM Sonic 50 ............................

76

WIRING DIAGRAM KEY Sonic 50 ...................

77

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BASIC SAFETY RULES

To drive the vehicle it is necessary to be in possession of all the requirements prescribed by law (driving licence, minimum age, psychophysical ability, insurance, state taxes, vehicle registration, number plate, etc.).

Gradually get to know the vehicle by driving it first in areas with low traffic and/or private areas.

The use of medicins, alcohol and drugs or psychotropic substances notably increases the risk of accidents.

Be sure that you are in good psychophysical conditions and fit for driving and pay particular attention to physical weariness and drowsiness.

Most road accidents are caused by the driver»s lack of experience.

NEVER lend the vehicle to beginners and, in any case, make sure that the driver has all the requirements for driving.

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Rigorously observe all road signs and national and local road regulations.

Avoid abrupt movements that can be dangerous for yourself and other people (for example: rearing up on the back wheel, speeding, etc.), and give due consideration to the road surface, visibility and other driving conditions.

Avoid obstacles that could damage the vehicle or make you lose control.

Avoid riding in the slipstream created by preceding vehicles in order to increase your speed.

Always drive with both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footrests, in the correct driving posture.

Avoid standing up or stretching your limbs while driving.

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The driver should pay attention and avoid distractions caused by people, things and movements (never smoke, eat, drink, read, etc.) while driving.

COOLER

OIL

Use only the vehicle»s specific fuels and lubricants (indicated in the ≈LUBRICANT CHART∆); check all oil, fuel and coolant levels regularly.

If the vehicle has been involved in an accident, make sure that no damage has occurred to the control levers, pipes, wires, braking system and vital parts.

If necessary, have the vehicle inspected by an aprilia Official Dealer, who should carefully check the frame, handlebars, suspensions, safety parts and all the devices that you cannot check by yourself.

Always remember to report any malfunction to the technicians to help them in their work.

Never use the vehicle when the amount of damage it has suffered endangers your safety.

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Never change the position, inclination or colour of: number plate, direction indicators, lights and horns.

Any modification of the vehicle will result in the invalidity of the guarantee.

Any modification of the engine or of other members which is aimed at increasing the speed or the power of the vehicle is prohibited by the law; in fact, any modification resulting in an increase of the maximum speed or of the engine displacement would change the scooter into a motorcycle, which implies the following obligations for the owner:

new homologation;

new registration;

appropriate driving license.

ONLY ORIGINALS

Further, said modifications cause the loss of the insurance cover, since insurance policies expressly prohibit to make technical changes aimed at increasing the vehicle performance levels.

For the reasons stated above, the failure to comply with the tampering prohibition is punished by law with apposite sanctions (including the confiscation of the vehicle), which, according to the case, can be combined with the sanctions provided for not using the crash helmet and/or the number plate, for the violation of fiscal obligations (ownership tax) and with penal sanctions provided for using the vehicle without driving license.

Never race with other vehicles. Avoid off-roaddriving.

CLOTHING

Before starting, always wear a correctly fastened crash helmet. Make sure that it is homologated, in good shape, of the right size and that the visor is clean.

Wear protective clothing, preferably in light and/or reflecting colours. In this way you will make yourself more visible to the other drivers, thus notably reducing the risk of being knocked down, and you will be more protected in case of fall. This clothing should be very tight-fittingand fastened at the wrists and ankles. Strings, belts and ties should not be hanging loose; prevent these and other objects from interfering with driving by getting entangled with moving parts or driving mechanisms.

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Do not keep objects that can be dangerous in case of fall, for example pointed objects like keys, pens, glass vials etc. in your pockets (the same recommendations also apply to passengers).

ACCESSORIES

The owner of the vehicle is responsible for the choice, installation and use of any accessory.

Avoid installing accessories that cover horns or lights or that could impair their functions, limit the suspension stroke and the steering angle, hamper the operation of the controls and reduce the distance from the ground and the angle of inclination in turns. Avoid using accessories that hamper access to the controls, since this can prolong reaction times during an emergency. Large fairings and windscreens assembled on the vehicle can produce aerodynamic forces capable of compromising the stability of the vehicle while driving. Make sure that the equipment is well fastened to the vehicle and not dangerous during driving.

Do not install electrical devices and do not modify those already existing to avoid electrical overloads, because the vehicle could suddenly stop or there could be a dangerous current shortage in the horn and in the lights. aprilia recommends the use of ≈aprilia genuine accessories∆.

LOAD

Be careful and moderate when loading your luggage. Keep any luggage loaded as close as possible to the centre of the vehicle and distribute the load uniformly on both sides, in order to reduce imbalance to the minimum. Furthermore, make sure that the load is firmly secured to the vehicle, especially during long trips.

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