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Fantic Caballero 500 - Owner's Manual > ABS System

The vehicle is equipped with an ABS system that operates on both wheels. The ABS system is composed of an electrohydraulic device which limits the pressure inside the braking system at the moment of braking. This occurs through the detection of the tendency to block the phonic wheels "A" (installed on the brake discs) carried out by the angular speed sensors "B" placed on the forks.

The ABS system allows an increase in the braking stability of the vehicle compared to a traditional braking system with the aim of reducing the risk of falling.

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Do not exceed the physical road holding limits of the vehicle. It is the rider's responsibility to ride at appropriate speeds, always evaluating the weather and road conditions. The ABS cannot compensate for errors in judgement and/or incorrect use of the vehicle.

When the key is turned to the "ON" position, the ABS indicator light turns on and flashes until the vehicle exceeds 5 km/h, and then it turns off.

In the event of a battery malfunction, the ABS system is deactivated.

The ABS system intervenes on both wheels, receiving information from the phonic wheels. It is important to always check that the phonic wheels are clean and periodically check that the distance from the sensor is fully constant. For verification and adjustment, contact an authorized Fantic Motor Center.

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The ABS can be activated/deactivated by pressing, for a few seconds, the ABS button "C".

The ABS warning light stays on permanently if the ABS system has been manually deactivated.

In case of failure of the ABS system, the indicator light turns on, the vehicle retains the characteristics of a traditional braking system. Moderate the speed and go to an authorized Fantic Motor Center.

At low speed the ABS system is not active: pay particular attention to the braking situations in conditions of low grip at low speed.

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To open the saddle, unscrew and remove the screw "A".

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Lift up and remove the saddle "B".

Before reassembling the saddle make sure you have not forgotten the key in the area under the saddle.

Before riding, check that the saddle has been correctly fixed.

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To refuel, lift the cover "A".

Insert the key "B" and turn it anticlockwise.

Lift the cap "C" and refuel.

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When refuelling, do not smoke or use open flames, avoid using electrical devices or any source that can trigger sparks or ignition. Failure to comply with these rules could result in a danger of fire or explosion, causing serious damage to property and/ or persons.

Do not add additives or other substances to the fuel during refuelling.

Avoid fuel leakage during refuelling. If you use a funnel, make sure that it is perfectly clean.

It is recommended to use the type of fuel indicated in the technical specifications of this manual. Do not use different fuels, they could damage the fuel system and compromise the operation of the engine.

After refuelling, close the cap "C".

Turn the key "B" clockwise and then remove it.

Close the cover "A".

The tank cap can be closed only with the key inserted.

Make sure that the tank cap is closed.

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If the vehicle should remain inactive for months it is advisable to take some precautions:

The battery must be kept in a dry place and at a temperature between 5-35 ºC (41-95 ºF). Keep the battery out of reach of children.

After the period of inactivity

Take a test drive for a few kilometres (miles) at moderate speed in an area away from traffic.


It is good that the vehicle is washed periodically to keep its components in good condition.

If the vehicle is used under the following conditions, more frequent washing is recommended:

It is advisable not to stop or park the vehicle under plants or trees. Certain plants or trees release residues, resins, fruits or leaves containing substances harmful to the vehicle components and bodywork.

Do not wash in the sun, especially in summer, with the body still warm, as if the detergent dries before rinsing it could cause damage to the paintwork.

Do not use liquids at temperatures above 40 ºC (104 ºF) to clean plastic components.

Do not direct air jets, steam or water at high pressure on:

Do not use products that contain alcohol, petrol or solvent for cleaning the saddle, rubber and/or plastic parts.

Use of unsuitable products can damage vehicle components.

The use of a jet of high pressure water can damage some components of the vehicle.

Use a jet of warm water at low pressure, rinse the vehicle thoroughly and in particular the dirtiest parts. With a soft sponge rub all parts of the vehicle.

Rinse the vehicle well and thoroughly using a low pressure jet. With a chamois leather cloth, proceed to dry the vehicle.

It is possible that after the wash the braking efficiency is reduced, it is therefore recommended to dry the discs well and wait for the pads to dry.

If the vehicle is started, proceed with caution and operate the brakes repeatedly.

Only after a scrupulous and thorough washing it is possible to proceed with the polishing phase with silicone waxes.

Do not use abrasive pastes on the vehicle, they could damage the painted parts.

Do not apply protective wax on the parts of the braking system, it could compromise their operation.

Do not pass wax on the saddle, it could damage it and make it slippery, reducing the stability of the rider's and/ or passenger's seat thus increasing the risk of accidents and/or damage to things and/or people.

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 Fantic Caballero 500 - Owner's Manual > Ignition switch

The ignition switch is located at the front of the vehicle near the dashboard. The functions of the ignition switch are the following: The handlebar is locked and the vehicle cannot be started and the lights cannot be switched on. The key can be removed. The vehicle and the lights can not be operated and the key can be removed. The vehicle can be put into operation but the key can not be removed. The handlebar is locked and the vehicle can not be started. The position lights of the headlight and tail light are activated. The key can be removed.

 Fantic Caballero 500 - Owner's Manual > Maintenance

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