Aprilia TUONO 1000 User Manual 2006
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CAUTION

After servicing the brakes, always check that they are working properly. If the stroke of the pedal is excessive, or if you detect that the effectiveness of the brakes is reduced in any way, have your vehicle serviced by your Local aprilia Dealer.

It may be necessary to have your dealer bleed the system, or there may be some other problem with the brake system.

Never ride your vehicle in traffic immediately after servicing the brakes. Always apply the brake pedal several times before riding your vehicle. Then, try your vehicle in a parking lot or other safe area with little traffic to make sure that the brakes are working properly. Failure to observe this warning can lead to a serious accident and result in serious injury or death.

CLUTCH

WARNING

Do not ride your vehicle with a worn or malfunctioning clutch! The clutch is an important safety system of your vehicle, and using the bike with a clutch that is anything less than perfect is very likely to lead to a collision or upset, which can result in serious injury or death.

NOTE This vehicle is equipped with hydraulic clutch control.

WARNING

The clutch is extremely important for your safety. Do not use the vehicle if the clutch does not work perfectly. Always check clutch efficiency before riding.

WARNING

If the “feel” or position of the clutch lever changes, this may be due to problems in the hydraulic clutch system.

If you have any doubt regarding the perfect functioning of your clutch system, or if the normal pre-ridechecks indicate any discrepancy, contact your Local aprilia Dealer before riding.

WARNING

Check the clutch line, make sure that it is neither twisted, kinked nor leaking.

KEEP CLUTCH FLUID AWAY FROM CHILDREN.

DISPOSE OF USED CLUTCH FLUID PR O PE R L Y . S E E T H E G E NE R A L W A R N I N G S A T p a g e 4 ( C L U T C H FLUID).

WARNING

As mentioned above, the clutch is an important safety system on your vehicle. For your safety, it must be in perfect condition, so it should be checked every time you ride your vehicle.

Reduce the service intervals by half when the vehicle is used in rainy or dusty conditions, on rough roads or for racing.

Have your Local aprilia Dealer check the levels of the clutch fluid in the reservoirs after the first 600 mi (1,000 km).

Arrange with your Local aprilia Dealer to flush the systems and completely change the clutch fluid once every two years.

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The clutch fluid reservoir (1) is located near the clutch lever.

Before riding and every 3,750 mi (6,000 km), check the levels of the clutch fluid in the reservoir, see below (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 km).

For competition use:

WARNING

Have your Local aprilia Dealer check the clutch conditions every 2,300 mi (3,750 km).

NOTE The engineis provided with a hydraulic control clutch, aided by the PPC (Pneumatic Power Clutch) exclusive patented system, which avoids the bouncing of the rear wheel.

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CHECKING THE SYSTEM

NOTE Carry out these checks only on a firm, flat surface such as a concrete garage floor.

uPlace the vehicle in vertical position, keep the handlebar in the direction of travel.

MIN = minimum level.

MAX = maximum level.

uMake sure that the fluid contained in the reservoir exceeds the “MIN” mark stamped

on the clutch reservoir (1).

If the fluid does not reach the “MIN” mark:

uTop up the reservoir, see below (TOPPING UP) .

TOPPING UP

uPlace the vehicle in vertical position, keeping the handlebar in the direction of travel.

CAUTION

Do not operate the clutch lever and do not rotate the handlebar with the reservoir filler cap (2) removed. This will cause clutch fluid to squirt out and spill.

uLoosen and remove the cap (2).

uRemove the gasket (3).

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WARNING

Avoid any prolonged exposure of the clutch fluid to air.

The clutch fluid is hygroscopic and when in contact with air it absorbs its humidity.

Leave the clutch fluid reservoir open ONLY for the time necessary for topping up.

NOTE In order not to spill the clutch fluid while topping up, keep the fluid in the reservoir parallel to the reservoir rim and do not shake the vehicle.

CAUTION

When topping up, never exceed the “MAX” level.

NOTE In order to fill the reservoir to the “MAX” level, top up until the “MAX” mark is parallel with the clutch fluid reservoir top parallel to the ground.

WARNING

Use only DOT 5 or 4 fluid taken from a clean, sealed container. Never reuse used clutch fluid.

CAUTION

If you use a container or funnel for topping up, make sure that it is perfectly clean. Any foreign matter getting into the clutch reservoir may lead to severe damage.

WARNING

Do not add any additives or other substances to the clutch fluid.

uTop up the reservoir (1) with clutch fluid, until the fluid reaches the “MAX” mark.

uReplace the gasket (3) in its seat correctly.

uReplace and tighten the reservoir filler cap

(2).

CAUTION

After servicing the clutch, always check that it operates correctly. If the stroke of the lever is excessive, or if you detect that the effectiveness of the clutch is reduced in any way, have your vehicle serviced by your Local aprilia Dealer.

It may be necessary to have your dealer bleed the system, or there may be some other problem with the clutch system.

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ADJUSTING THE CLUTCH LEVER

It is possible to adjust the distance between the clutch lever (1) end and the grip (2), by rotating the adjuster (3).

The positions “MAX” and “MIN” correspond to an approximate distance of 126 and 83 mm, respectively, between the lever end and the grip.

uPush the brake lever (1) forward and rotate the adjuster (3) until the lever (1) is set at the desired distance.

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ADJUSTING THE FRONT BRAKE LEVER

It is possible to adjust the distance between the front brake lever (4) end and the throttle grip (5), by rotating the adjuster

(6).

The positions “MAX” and “MIN” correspond to an approximate distance of 126 and 83 mm, respectively, between the lever end and the grip.

uPush the front brake lever (4) forward and rotate the adjuster (6) until the lever

(4)is set at the desired distance.

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ADJUSTING THE SHIFT PEDAL

The shift lever (7) is adjusted to fit most riders during manufacture.

If you wish to adjust the shift lever:

uPlace the vehicle on the stand, see page 77 (PLACING THE VEHICLE ON THE STAND).

uLoosen the screw (8).

uRotate the eccentric (9) to adjust the position of the shift pedal (7) to your satisfaction.

uTighten the screw (8) snugly, making sure that the eccentric is firmly clamped in the shift lever (10).

NOTE If it is necessary to further adjust the shift lever, contact your Officialaprilia dealer.

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