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RSV 1000 R
- RSV 1000 R FACTORY
8104704

Summary of Contents

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    RSV 1000 R - RSV 1000 R FACTORY 8104704...

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    FOREWORD INTRODUCTION ♦ aprilia aprilia MAIN INDEPENDENT CONTROLS aprilia aprilia aprilia STEERING LOCK WARNING aprilia DECA s.r.l. ♦ ♦ aprilia s.p.a. ♦ ♦ XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    SAFETY WARNINGS GENERAL SAFETY RULE CARBON MONOXIDE WARNING WARNING HOT COMPONENTS WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING USED ENGINE OIL WARNING XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    BRAKE FLUID BATTERY HYDROGEN GAS AND ELECTROLYTE WARNING WARNING COOLANT WARNING CLUTCH FLUID CAUTION XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    EXHAUST GAS EMISSION CONTROL GENERAL ADVICE SYSTEM ROAD REGULATIONS AND USE OF THE VEHICLE WARNING REPORTING OF DEFECTS THAT AFFECT SAFETY TAMPERING WARNING NOISE EMISSION WARRANTY aprilia s.p.a. aprilia aprilia aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE CAUTION (V.I.N.) (FRAME NUMBER) VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER PROBLEMS THAT MAY AFFECT THE VEHICLE EMISSIONS aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    Manufactured Manufactured 765 lb " (58W) - 120/65 ZR 17" (56W) " (58W) - 120/65 ZR 17" (56W) 31.9 psi COLD " (73W) - 190/50 ZR 17" (73W) " (73W) - 190/50 ZR 17" (73W) or 17 x MT 5.50 rim at 39.2 psi COLD or 17 x MT 5.50 rim at 36.3 psi COLD -RRC- -RRC01-...

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    POSITION OF THE ADHESIVE WARNING LABELS RSV R XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    CARBON CANISTER ATMOSPHERE Never install accessories or replacement parts not approved by Aprilia as original equipment. This can degrade the handling and safety of your motorcycle, and can cause an upset with subsequent accident and serious injury or even death.

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    ENGINE EXHAUST CONTROL SYSTEM: HO2S-2OC Do not use any tire other than those reccomended and approved by Aprilia. Maintain proper tire inflation. Do not use any tire with less than 1/8" (3mm) tread remaining. Do not repair any tire, nor use repaired tire. Do not ride your motorcycle overloaded or with an unbalanced load.

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    POSITION OF THE ADHESIVE WARNING LABELS use and maintenance RSV 1000 R - RSV 1000 RFACT...

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    ADHESIVE WARNING LABELS CHART Ref. Description Ref. Description Manufactured 765 lb " (58W) - 120/65 ZR 17" (56W) 31.9 psi COLD " (73W) - 190/50 ZR 17" (73W) or 17 x MT 5.50 rim at 36.3 psi COLD -RRC01- -RRU01- FOR STATE OF CALIFORNIA ONLY.

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    SYSTEM: HO2S-2OC Muffler stamping. Do not use any tire other than those reccomended and approved by Aprilia. Maintain proper tire inflation. Do not use any tire with less than 1/8" (3mm) tread remaining. Do not repair any tire, nor use repaired tire. Do not ride your motorcycle overloaded or with an unbalanced load.

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    CALIFORNIA EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM RSV R XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    - EMISSION OWNER’S WARRANTY CONTROL SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES WARRANTY STATEMENT aprilia aprilia s.p.a. aprilia aprilia aprilia MANUFACTURER’S EMISSIONS SYSTEM WARRANTY COVERAGE aprilia aprilia aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    - LIMITED WARRANTY ON EMISSION a pr i l i a aprilia CONTROL SYSTEM aprilia s.p.a. aprilia aprilia aprilia a p r i l i a aprilia aprilia a p r i l i a XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5...

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    USA, Inc. aprilia aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS aprilia RSV R RSV R RSV R WARNING WARNING RSV R RSV R RSV R XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    CONTENTS MAIN COMPONENTS ......52 FOREWORD ..........2 INTRODUCTION ........2 SAFETY WARNINGS.........3 GENERAL SAFETY RULE ......3 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS....18 WARNING - PRECAUTIONS - GENERAL ADVICE.............5 ARRANGEMENT OF THE MAIN ELEMENTS ........30 ARRANGEMENT OF THE MAIN ELEMENTS ........32 ARRANGEMENT OF THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE .....

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    TRANSPORT........141 CLEANING ........... 142 TECHNICAL DATA....... 145 XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    safe drive...

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    BASIC SAFETY RULES XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    COOLER aprilia aprilia aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    ONLY ORIGINALS aprilia aprilia aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    CLOTHING XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    ACCESSORIES aprilia LOAD aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    ARRANGEMENT OF THE MAIN ELEMENTS RSV R RSV R XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    ARRANGEMENT OF THE MAIN ELEMENTS RFACT XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    ARRANGEMENT OF THE INSTRUMENTS/CONTROLS XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    INSTRUMENTS AND INDICATORS XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    INSTRUMENTS AND INDICATORS CHART aprilia CAUTION CAUTION aprilia CAUTION aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    CAUTION aprilia CAUTION CAUTION aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    MULTIFUNCTION COMPUTER CAUTION aprilia ◆ ◆ CAUTION XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    ↓ ◆ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    ↓ ↓ ↓ ◆ ↓ XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ CAUTION ◆ aprilia ◆ ◆ XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    00'00"00" ◆ ◆ 00'00"00" ◆ ◆ XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    CAUTION CAUTION aprilia aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    CONTROLS (ON) (ON) CONTROLS AT THE LEFT HAND GRIP XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    CONTROLS AT THE RIGHT HAND GRIP WARNING CAUTION WARNING aprilia WARNING XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    STEERING LOCK IGNITION SWITCH WARNING ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT ◆ ◆ ◆ WARNING UNLOCKING/LOCKING THE PASSENGER SADDLE ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    UNLOCKING/LOCKING THE GLOVE/TOOL KIT COMPARTMENT COVER ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ WARNING XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    GLOVE/TOOL KIT COMPARTMENT LUGGAGE RACK FASTENINGS WARNING ◆ RSV R RSV R RSV R XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    CAUTION SPECIAL TOOLS aprilia ACCESSORIES RSV R aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    MAIN COMPONENTS WARNING FUEL WARNING ◆ CAUTION XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    ◆ WARNING ◆ ◆ WARNING ◆ CAUTION ◆ LUBRICANTS ◆ WARNING ◆ WARNING WARNING WARNING ◆ XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION WARNING aprilia CAUTION aprilia aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    BRAKES WARNING aprilia WARNING aprilia WARNING WARNING WARNING XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    DISC BRAKES aprilia WARNING WARNING XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    WARNING Avoid any prolonged exposure of the brake fluid to air. The brake fluid is hygroscopic and when in contact with air it absorbs its humidity. Leave the brake fluid reservoir open O N L Y f o r t h e t i m e n e c e s s a r y f o r topping up.

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    WARNING ◆ ◆ ◆ CAUTION REAR BRAKE CAUTION aprilia ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    CAUTION WARNING CAUTION ◆ ◆ ◆ CAUTION WARNING WARNING ◆ ◆ CAUTION ◆ ◆ ◆ XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    CLUTCH WARNING WARNING WARNING CAUTION WARNING aprilia WARNING aprilia aprilia aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    (CHECKING THE SYSTEM). WARNING Never use your vehicle if the clutch hydraulic system is leaking. WARNING Have your Local aprilia Dealer check the clutch conditions every 4,650 mi (7,500 CHECKING THE SYSTEM TOPPING UP km). NOTE Carry out these checks only on a ◆...

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    ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ CAUTION aprilia ◆ WARNING WARNING CAUTION WARNING CAUTION XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    ADJUSTING THE CLUTCH LEVER ADJUSTING ADJUSTING THE SHIFT PEDAL THE FRONT BRAKE LEVER ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    ADJUSTING CAUTION THE REAR BRAKE PEDAL ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ WARNING CAUTION ADJUSTING THE CLEARANCE OF THE REAR BRAKE LEVER XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    COOLANT CAUTION CAUTION WARNING CAUTION aprilia aprilia WARNING XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    CAUTION WARNING ◆ ◆ CAUTION ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ WARNING ◆ ◆ ◆ WARNING CAUTION aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    TIRES WARNING WARNING aprilia WARNING aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    AUTOMATIC LIGHTS ON WARNING WARNING a p r i l i a MUFFLER/EXHAUST SILENCER WARNING WARNING XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE GETTING ON AND OFF THE CAUTION VEHICLE WARNING XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ CAUTION ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ CAUTION WARNING XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    PRE-RIDE CHECKS WARNING aprilia aprilia CAUTION aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    PRELIMINARY CHECKING OPERATIONS CHART XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    WARNING ◆ WARNING ◆ STARTING ◆ WARNING ◆ WARNING ◆ ◆ CAUTION XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    ◆ ◆ ◆ WARNING CAUTION CAUTION aprilia ◆ WARNING WARNING CAUTION aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    RIDING CAUTION WARNING CAUTION aprilia WARNING XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    WARNING CAUTION WARNING ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    CAUTION aprilia ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ WARNING ◆ WARNING ◆ XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    WARNING WARNING CAUTION CAUTION april- WARNING CAUTION XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    RUNNING-IN WARNING ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ WARNING XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    STOPPING PARKING WARNING WARNING ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    CAUTION ◆ CAUTION ◆ WARNING ◆ ◆ ◆ WARNING ◆ XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    ◆ Grab the left handle grip (4) and rest PLACING THE VEHICLE SUGGESTIONS your right hand: ON THE STAND TO PREVENT THEFT – on the passenger saddle (or on RSV R NEVER leave the key (1) in the ignition Carefully read p. 80 (PARKING). the glove/tool kit compartment cover switch (2), always use the steering lock “...

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    XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    MAINTENANCE WARNING WARNING XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    CAUTION WARNING aprilia CAUTION WARNING aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    REGULAR SERVICE INTERVALS CHART aprilia CAUTION XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    CAUTION XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    MAINTENANCE RECORD XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    CAUTION aprilia JOINTS WITH CLICK CLAMPS AND WITH SCREW-TYPE CLAMPS CAUTION CAUTION IDENTIFICATION DATA ◆ WARNING WARNING CAUTION aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    AIR CLEANER WARNING CAUTION ◆ CAUTION ◆ ◆ CAUTION ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    CAUTION CAUTION ◆ WARNING CAUTION ◆ ◆ CAUTION ◆ XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    CAUTION CAUTION ◆ CHECKING THE ENGINE OIL LEVEL AND TOPPING UP WARNING WARNING WARNING ◆ ◆ ◆ XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    ◆ CAUTION WARNING CAUTION CAUTION ◆ ◆ ◆ CAUTION ◆ WARNING WARNING ◆ CAUTION WARNING XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    ◆ CHECKING THE SIDE STAND ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ WARNING CHECKING THE FUNCTIONING OF THE SAFETY SWITCH ◆ ON THE SIDE STAND ◆ XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ CHECKING THE SWITCHES ◆ ◆ WARNING ◆ aprilia XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    Every 6,250 mi (10,000 Km) check, clean, INSPECTING THE FRONT lubricate and have the fork oil seals changed, if 625 mi (1,000 km) and every 6,250 mi AND REAR SUSPENSIONS necessary, by contacting a Local aprilia (10,000 km) afterwards: CAUTION Dealer. ◆...

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    CAUTION WARNING WARNING XVH DQG PDLQWHQDQFH 569  5  569  5)$&7...

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    (*c) = Fully counterclockwise position. (*d) = Clockwise rotation. action while riding. (*e) = This type of adjustment should be carried out only by your Local aprilia Dealer. use and maintenance RSV 1000 R - RSV 1000 RFACT...

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    (1), requesting from completely closed (*a), open (*b) 15 Adjustment closed (*a), open (*b) clicks. the desired item to your Local aprilia 2 – 17 clicks . Dealer. The standard model, instead, is (*a) = Fully clockwise position.

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    REAR SUSPENSION The rear suspension consists of a hydraulic shock absorber - spring unit, which is mounted to the frame with a uniball, and to the swinging arm by means of a system of levers. The ride height of the rear of the vehicle can be set using the spring pre-load adjusting ring nut (1) and locking ring nut (2).

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    The competition adjustment must be used damping to avoid unsteady shock action. in organized racing or circular course If necessary, contact your Local aprilia competitive event, under the auspices of a Dealer. recognized sanctioning body or by permit...

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    Local aprilia dusty or wet roads. one on the right and one on the left side of the Dealer.

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    The operations necessary for this check lead to a crash with subsequent serious require specific skills and therefore should injury or death. be carried out by your Local aprilia Dealer. WARNING Have the pads and the discs replaced by your Local aprilia Dealer.

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    Slacken the knob (7). ASSEMBLING THE PINS FOR THE PLACING THE VEHICLE ON THE Shift the fork-shaped support (6) so REAR SUPPORT STAND REAR SUPPORT STAND that its width matches the distance Place the vehicle on the stand, see p. 82 Assemble the pins for the rear support between the two pins (1) fitted to the (PLACING THE VEHICLE ON THE...

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    Rest one foot on the rear part of the stand (4). Push (Pos. B) the stand (4) downwards until it reaches the end of its stroke (see figure). WARNING Make sure that the vehicle is stable. If it falls over, it may cause damage to bystanders and other property, as well as being damaged itself.

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    Riding with damaged rims in dangerous Should you accidentally do this, take Axle clamp screw (7) (8) tightening for the rider, the vehicle and other people. your vehicle to your Local aprilia torque: 15.91 ftlb (22 Nm) ;8.7 ftlb RSV R...

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    NOTE NOTE The right spacer ring (9) remains Make sure that the axle (10) is CAUTION located in its seat on the wheel; but if it has completely inserted. The arrow (11) on the whe el side come out, replace it. Install the washer (6) and tighten the indicates the rotation direction.

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    (3), see p. 121 (REMOVING THE FRONT is reduced in any way, have your vehicle BRAKE CALIPERS). WARNING serviced by your Local aprilia Dealer. It Apply the front brake lever, and then push may be necessary to have your dealer down on the handlebars, compressing the...

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    WARNING Should you accidentally do this, take your such a way as to keep the wheel in its vehicle to your Local aprilia Dealer who Keep your fingers well away from the chain will know how to repair this damage.

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    Pull the wheel backwards, removing it from NOTE Do not unscrew the five nuts (16). CAUTION the swing arm from behind, carefully The complete final drive unit must be removing the disc from the brake caliper. While reassembling the rear wheel, be withdrawn from the flexible coupling NOTE careful not to damage the brake line, the...

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    Local aprilia Dealer. It may be necessary to Place the wheel centrally in the swinging Rotate the torque plate (12), complete have your dealer bleed the system, or arm, on the support (2).

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    If the play is the same at several locations, but sprockets must be replaced. See your is more or less than 0.98 in (25 mm), adjust it, Local aprilia Dealer. see below (ADJUSTMENT). use and maintenance RSV 1000 R - RSV 1000 RFACT...

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    Local especially if it is rusty or dry to the Check the chain play again, see p. 115 aprilia Dealer. touch. If, after lubricating the chain, it (CHECKING THE PLAY). still has links which cannot be turned...

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    Always ensure that the fuel filler cap is REMOVING THE RIDER SADDLE LIFTING THE FUEL TANK correctly closed. Place the vehicle on the stand, p. 82 Carefully read p. 52 (FUEL) and p. 84 Remove the passenger saddle (or the RSV R (PLACING THE VEHICLE ON THE (MAINTENANCE).

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    Release and remove the snap-on REMOVING THE FRONT FAIRING fasteners (3) securing the front fairing Remove the rearview mirrors, see page to the side fairings. 120 (REMOVING THE REARVIEW Disconnect the two connectors (4) on MIRRORS) either side of the front fairing. Place the vehicle on the stand, see page Disconnect the connector (5) on either 82 (PLACING THE VEHICLE ON THE...

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    REMOVING THE SIDE FAIRINGS CAUTION CAUTION C a r e f u l l y r e a d p a g e Handle plastic and paint-finished parts Handle plastic and paint-finished parts (MAINTENANCE). w i t h c a r e t o a v o i d s c r a t c h i n g o r w i t h c a r e t o a v o i d s c r a t c h i n g o r damage.

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    REMOVING THE FAIRING UPPER REMOVING WARNING FRONT COVERS THE REARVIEW MIRRORS After reassembly, correctly adjust the Release and remove the two screws Disconnect direction indicator rearview mirrors and tighten the nuts in (1). cables. such a way that the mirrors are secure. Release and remove the retaining Release and remove the two nuts (3) Failure to heed this warning can prevent...

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    You may wish to have your stand, see page 108 (PLACING THE your Local aprilia Dealer who will know Local aprilia Dealer carry out these VEHICLE ON THE FRONT SUPPORT how to repair this damage.

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    Local fingers. Failure to obey this warning can aprilia Dealer. It may be necessary to cause serious injury. have your dealer bleed the system, or Insert the brake caliper (10) over the...

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    WARNING is reduced in any way, have your vehicle Brake caliper screw (9) tightening serviced by your Local aprilia Dealer. It torque: 36.16 ftlb (50 Nm). Keep your fingers clear. Avoid getting may be necessary to have your dealer...

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    # 8124943), which is available at your Never lean the vehicle against walls or Local aprilia Dealer, to the connector (5). lay it on the ground. This could lead to It is advisable to remove the side stand if t h e v e h i c l e f a l l i n g o v e r , c a u s i n g the vehicle is to be used for competition.

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    Withdraw the cable (9) completely. To remove the side stand: Torque wrench setting for screws (11) Lower the fuel tank, see p. 117 (LIFTING and (13): 40 Nm (4 kgm). Remove the left side cover, see p. 119 THE FUEL TANK). (REMOVING THE SIDE PANELS).

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    Contact your Local aprilia Dealer for repairs. Failure to heed this If the throttle sticks, kill the engine with warning can lead to a serious accident the engine stop switch located on the and subsequent injury or even death.

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    Pull back the rubber boot (1). Do not start the engine in closed or Have your Local aprilia Dealer check Loosen the lock nut (2). badly-ventilated rooms. the throttle cables after the first 600 mi...

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    NOTE The vehicle is equipped with one spark plug for each cylinder. The following operations refers to the spark plug installed in one cylinder only, but is valid for the plug of both cylinders. TO REMOVE THE SPARK PLUG CAUTION Never disconnect the spark plug cap with the engine running, since you may get an electric shock from the ignition...

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    7) side electrode. CAUTION Inspect the spark plug, and make sure that there are neither carbon deposits, nor Do not try to adjust the spark plug gap in corrosion marks on the electrodes (5) and (7) any way. and on the ceramic nose (6); if necessary, The gap must be 0.024 –...

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    ( M U L T I F U N C T I O N the electrical system. If this occurs, take Set the ignition switch to " ". This will the vehicle to your Local aprilia Dealer. COMPUTER) for instructions on how to set prevent accidental short circuits.

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    Take it to your Local intake flaps, camshaft position sensor. reassembly. aprilia Dealer for repair and service. NOTE If you use the spare fuse, replace it as soon as convenient. use and maintenance RSV 1000 R...

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    If your battery needs to be charged, use gases released during charging. Do not Local aprilia Dealer, and will ensure that a constant voltage, or “taper” charger, permit any open flames, sparks or your battery always remains in tip top...

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    THE BATTERY). I t i s im po r t a n t t o c h ec k t he c ha r g e periodically (about once a month), during the winter or when the vehicle is not used, in order to prevent the deterioration of the battery.

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    NOTE RECHARGING THE BATTERY Place the battery (1) with the terminals pointing to the rear of the vehicle. Carefully read p. 132 (BATTERY). Refit the battery (1) into its mount. WARNING Refit the battery retaining bracket (2). Fit and tighten the screws (3). This battery is completely sealed.

  • Page 135

    NOTE The procedure described here is in compliance with the Italian standard that establishes the maximum height of the headlight beam. For vehicles used in other countries, you must conform with the local regulations. To quickly check the correct adjustment of the beam, place the vehicle on flat ground, 32.81 ft (10 m) away from a wall.

  • Page 136

    With the screw (2) to the right side of the dashboard (right beam): – turn the screw clockwise to adjust the right beam to the right; – turn the screw counterclockwise to adjust the right beam to the left. WARNING M a k e s u r e t h a t t h e h o r i z o n t a l adjustment of the headlight beam is correct.

  • Page 137

    Local aprilia Dealer. This operation is also reduce the rider’s ability to see any the bulb cools down. difficult and delicate, and should be...

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    CHANGING To replace: CAUTION THE HEADLIGHT BULBS Place the vehicle on the stand, see page Never pull on the wiring to disconnect a Carefully read p. 137 (BULBS). 58 (PLACING THE VEHICLE ON THE bulb connector. STAND). NOTE Before changing a bulb, check Disconnect the connector (4).

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    REPLACING THE FRONT AND CAUTION CAUTION REAR DIRECTION INDICATOR Never pull on the wiring to disconnect a Never pull on the wiring to extract a BULBS bulb connector. bulb holder. Read page 104 (BULBS) carefully. PARKING LIGHT BULB Grasp the parking light bulb holder (6) Place the vehicle on the stand, see page and pull to extract.

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    REPLACING THE LICENSE PLATE CAUTION CAUTION LIGHT BULB On refitting, ensure that the lens fits Never pull on the wiring to extract a Read page 137 (BULBS) carefully. properly into its slot. Tighten the screw bulb holder. (1) gradually. Do not overtighten or the Place the vehicle on the stand, see page Extract the license plate light bulb holder shield will damage.

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    TRANSPORT DRAINING THE FUEL TANK CAUTION WARNING Never drain the fuel tank, either partially Never attempt to tow your vehicle with CAUTION or completely. This may cause damage another vehicle. Never drain the fuel tank, either partially to the inner components of the fuel or completely.

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    CLEANING Polish with silicone wax only after having carefully washed your vehicle. Do not use polishing pastes on matt paints. Do not wash the vehicle in direct sunlight, especially during the summer, when the paintwork is still warm, since if the shampoo dries before being rinsed away, it can damage the paint.

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    To remove dirt and mud from the painted After washing the vehicle, always: LONG PERIODS OF INACTIVITY surfaces, use a low pressure water hose. KEEP POLLUTING SUBSTANCES AND CAUTION Carefully wet the dirty parts and remove C O M P O N E N T S A W A Y F R O M mud and dirt with a soft car sponge.

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    , exhaust silencer cool down until they operations, see p. 72 (PRELIMINARY available from your aprilia dealer or reach room temperature. Failure to CHECKING OPERATIONS CHART).

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    TECHNICAL DATA DIMENSIONS Max. length ............81.50 in (2,025 mm) Max. width.............. 28.54 in (725 mm) Max. height (front part of the fairing included) ......46.06 in (11,35 mm) Seat height............. 32.28 in (820 mm) Wheelbase............. 55.71 in (14,10 mm) Min.

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    CAPACITY Fuel (reserve included) .......... 4.75 US gal (18 ) Fuel reserve ............1.19 ± 0.26 US gal (4.5 ± 1 ) 3 ) – Engine oil ............... oil change 3.91 US qt (3,700 cm oil and oil filter change 4.12 US qt (3,900 cm 3 ) Fork oil RSV R (for each fork leg) ..........

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    TRANSMISSION Type ............... mechanical, 6 gears with foot control on the left side of the engine GEAR RATIOS Ratio Primary Secondary Final ratio Total ratio 31/60 = 1 : 1.935 15/34 = 1 : 2.267 17/42 = 1 : 2.471 1:10.839 19/31 = 1 : 1.632 1:7.802...

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    = series = series = Normal use; = Use on recetracks " TIRES RSV R Pressure kPa (bar) " Recommen Wheel Make Model Type Size Alternative Rider and Solo rider Solo rider passenger " Front PIRELLI DIABLO CORSA 120/70–ZR 17" 230 (2,3) 250 (2,5) 210 (2,1)

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    IGNITION Ignition timing ............21.8° ± 2° at 2,800 rpm SPARK PLUGS Number per cylinder..........2 Standard ..............NGK R DCPR9E Spark plug gap ............0.024 – 0.028 in (0.6 – 0.7 mm) Ω Resistance ............. 5 k ELECTRIC Battery..............12 V - 10 Ah SYSTEM Main fuses (# 2 fuses)..........

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    LUBRICANT CHART Engine oil (recommended): EXTRA RAID 4, SAE 15W - 50 or TEC 4T, SAE 15W - 50. As an alternative to the recommended oils, it is possible to use high-quality oils with characteristics in compliance with or superior to the CCMC G-4, A.P.I.

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    When you demand aprilia Original Parts, you are purchasing products that have been developed and tested as early as the vehicle design stage. aprilia Original Parts systematically undergo strict quality control procedures to ensure total reliability and long service life.

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    Distributors APRILIA via G. Galilei, 1 - 30033 Noale (VE) Italy Tel. +39(0)41 5829111 - Fax +39(0)41 441054 - Servizio Clienti aprilia +39(0)41 5079821 APRILIA WORLD SERVICE UK branch 15 Gregory Way - SK5 7ST Stockport - Cheshire Tel. 0044-161 475 1800 - Fax 0044-161 475 1825 - Email: emcaprilia@aol.com - Customer service dep.

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    Tel. 00351-229382450 - Fax. 00351-229371305 - Email: milfa@milfa.pt APRILIA HELLAS Rizareiou 4 - 15233 - Halandri Tel. 0030-210-6898290 - Fax. 0030-210-6898056 - Email: aprilia@otermail.gr MOHAG A.G. Bernerstrasse Nord 202 - 8064 - Zurigo Tel. 0041-1-4348686 - Fax 0041-1-434 8606 - Email: agonser@mohag.ch N.V./S.A.

  • Page 154

    Tel. 0027-11-7868486 - Fax. 0027-11-7868482 - Email: motovelo@betech.co.za APRILIA DE MEXICO, SA. de CV. San Jeromino - 64640 - 552 Monterrey N.L. Tel. 0052-8333-4493 - Fax. 0052-8348-9398 - sbertuEmail: javier@aprilia.com.mx BIKE KOREA CO. LTD. YeungSoo Bldg. 302 #206-25, Ohjang-Dong, Chung-Ku Seoul Tel.

  • Page 155

    Distributors BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL LTD. 235, Middle Road - Southampton Tel. 001-4412385050 - Email: eurospice@ibl.bm MAJESTIC AUTO LIMITED 10th KM Stone - G.T. Road - P.O.Dujana - 203207 Dadri - Ghaziabad UP Tel. 0091-98100-19315 - Fax. 0091-98100-19300 MOTO TECNICA S.A. Avenia Petapa - 38-78 - Local B Zona12 - Guatemala Tel.

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    WIRING DIAGRAM KEY RSV R - RSV FACTORY 12 13 LOCK Bi/B Bi/N Bi/N Bi/B G/Gr G/Gr G/Gr Bi/N Bi/B Gr/Bi Ro/Bi Az/Gr V/Bi B/Ar Bi/B M/Vi Ro/M Bi/N Gr/B Bi/G Az/Gr Gr/N Ar/V Bi/V R/Bi Az/Ar B/Ar B/Ar Gr/Bi Gr/Bi Bi/G Bi/G...

  • Page 157

    WIRING DIAGRAM KEY - RSV 1000 R - RSV 1000 R FACTORY 1) Multiple connectors 36) Fuel pump X) Dashboard connector (20-way) 2) Fall sensor 37) Air thermistor Y) Electronic unit connector (26-way) 3) Highbeam relay 38) Coolant thermistor Z) Electronic unit connector (16-way) 4) Low beam relay 39) Automatic choke 5) Horn...

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    NOTE ASK FOR ONLY ORIGINAL SPARE PARTS use and maintenance RSV 1000 R - RSV 1000 RFACT...

  • Page 159

    NOTE ASK FOR ONLY ORIGINAL SPARE PARTS use and maintenance RSV 1000 R - RSV 1000 RFACT...

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    – Do not dispose of oil, fuel, polluting substances and components in the environment. – Do not keep the engine running if it isn’t necessary. – Avoid disturbing noises.

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