Aprilia TUONO 1000 User Manual 2006
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WARNING

This vehicle is extremely fast and powerful, and must be used with the greatest care. Do not ride this vehicle if you are not an experienced, trained motorcycle rider. This vehicle is capable of extremely high speeds and extremely high performance and must be used with due respect for these capabilities.

Do not place anything inside the front p a r t o f t h e f a i r i n g b e t w e e n t h e handlebar and the dashboard. Any object placed in this area could jam the forks, and could also restrict visibility of the dashboard.

NOTE Before starting the engine, carefully read the “safe drive” chapter, see p. 19 (SAFE DRIVE).

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WARNING

Exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, which is extremely poisonous if inhaled. Avoid starting the engine in closed or poorly-ventilatedrooms.

Failure to observe this warning may cause loss of consciousness or even lead to death by asphyxia.

NOTE When the side stand is extended the engine will not start unless the transmission is in neutral. Note also that if you attempt to shift into gear with side stand extended, the engine will stop.

With the side stand retracted, the engine may be started with the gear selector in neutral without pulling in the clutch lever. The engine may be started while the transmission is in gear only if the clutch lever is pulled in.

WARNING

Be careful not to drop the vehicle when you first sit on it.

u Sit astride the vehicle, see page 64 ( G E T T I N G O N A N D O F F T H E VEHICLE).

WARNING

Make sure that the side stand is correctly stowed.

u Sit astride the vehicle, see page 64 ( G E T T I N G O N A N D O F F T H E VEHICLE).

uMake sure the stand is fully up.

uMake sure the dimmer switch (1) is on " ".

uSet the engine kill switch (2) to " ".

uTurn the key (3) to set the ignition switch to " ".

When you turn the key:

All digits of the multifunction display come on for 3 seconds.

All dashboard warning lights (4) and the backlighting come on for 3 seconds.

The odometer pointer (5) points to the last red line threshold setting for 3 seconds and then returns to idle rpm.

CAUTION

During normal operation, all instruments will give the current reading.

If the fuel low warning light " " (6) positioned on the dashboard comes on, refuel as soon as possible, see page 47 (FUEL).

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the fuel pump will pressurize the fuel supply circuit, sending out a hum for about three seconds.

CAUTION

If the low fuel warning light “ ” (6) comes on, refuel as soon possible, see page 47 (FUEL).

NOTE It is possible to set the unit of measurement of the speedometer (mi or km) and of the coolant temperature [°C (Celsius) or °F (Fahrenheit)], the red line threshold, the clock functions and if necessary the chronometer, see page 34 (MULTIFUNCTION COMPUTER).

CAUTION

The vehicle is sold with the red line set at 6,000 rpm. Increase the threshold gradually as you get acquainted with the vehicle. During running-in,never exceed the recommended rpm, see page 74(RUNNING-IN).

uHold the vehicle in place by applying at least one brake.

uPull in the clutch lever (7) completely and put the shift lever (8) in neutral so that the green warning light “ ” (9) is on.

uThe vehicle is equipped with a cold start feature controlled by the ECU which operates automatically when starting the engine from cold.

NOTE To avoid discharging the battery, and possibly damaging the starter, do not keep the starter button “” (10) pressed for more than fifteen seconds. If the engine does not start in this time, wait for ten seconds and try again.

CAUTION

Do not press the starter button “ ” (10) when the engine is running. This will damage the starter and other important engine components.

uPress the starter button " " (10) - do not open the throttle yet - and release the button as soon as the engine starts.

WARNING

If the throttle sticks open, it may cause a collision with another vehicle, or an upset.

If the throttle sticks, kill the engine with the engine stop switch located on the right handlebar. Do not attempt to restart the engine until the throttle has been repaired and works perfectly. Failure to observe this warning can lead to a runaway resulting in serious injuries or even death.

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Your vehicle is equipped with a double cable throttle. One cable opens the throttle when you rotate the throttle grip towards you; the other closes the throttle when you rotate the grip away from you. It is essential, when you release the throttle grip, that it automatically return to the idle position.

This double cable arrangement enhances safety by providing for positive closing of the throttle.

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WARNING

In the event of a throttle sticking emergency, always kill the engine using the engine stop switch located near the throttle grip on the right handlebar. Never use your vehicle if the throttle does not automatically fully return to the idle position when the throttle grip is released. Contact your Local aprilia Dealer for repairs. Failure to observe this warning can lead to a serious accident and result in injury or even death.

WARNING

After the engine has started, the engine oil pressure icon "" (11) must go off. If the oil light stays on or comes on during normal operation, it means that oil pressure in the circuit is too low.

When this is the case, stop the engine immediately and contact an Official aprilia dealer.

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CAUTION

Never ride off briskly with a cold engine. Allow the engine to warm up by riding slowly for the first few miles.

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Before riding away, carefully read the “safe drive” chapter, see p. 19 (SAFE DRIVE).

WARNING

If the “SERVICE” symbol (12) appears, on the (multifunction) display during normal engine running, this means that the electronic unit has detected a fault. In many cases, the engine keeps running with reduced performance levels; immediately contact your Local aprilia Dealer.

CAUTION

If the low fuel warning light “ ” (1) positioned on the dashboard comes on while the vehicle is running, this means that there are still 1.19 ± 0.26 US gal (4.5

± 1 b ) of fuel available, refuel as soon as possible, see page 47 (FUEL).

WARNING

If you are riding solo, without a passenger, make sure the passenger footrests are folded up.

Never take your hands off the hand grips nor your feet off the footrests while you are riding.

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WARNING

If you carry a passenger, instruct him/her not to move around unduly, and to keep his/her body aligned with yours during turns. Failure to do this could upset the stability of the vehicle.

Before riding away, make sure that the side stand is correctly stowed.

If the throttle sticks open, it may cause a collision with another vehicle, or an upset.

NOTE Before riding away, be sure that the rearview mirrors are correctly adjusted.

Moving off:

uStart the engine. See page 68 (STARTING).

uAdjust the rearview mirrors.

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CAUTION

When the vehicle is new to you, practice looking in the rearview mirrors.

Re f l e ct i n g su r f ac e s a r e c o n v e x , therefore objects seem to be farther away than they actually are. The mirrors provide a wide angle view, and only experience will allow you to correctly determine how far behind you following vehicles are.

To ride away:

NOTE Ride at reduced speed for the first few miles in order to warm the engine up.

uWith the throttle grip (2) in the idle position (Pos. A), and the engine idling, pull in the clutch lever (3) completely.

uEngage first gear by pressing downwards on the shift lever (4).

uRelease the brakes.

WARNING

Do not release the clutch too abruptly, or the vehicle will rear in the air (do a wheelie) or jerk forwards. Never accelerate abruptly or excessively when releasing the clutch lever in order to prevent the clutch from slipping and overheating (slow release) or the front wheel from lifting (wheelie) (quick release).

Failure to observe these instructions can lead to a serious accident and result in injury or even death.

uSlowly but steadily release the clutch lever (3) and, at the same time, open the throttle by rotating the throttle grip (2) slightly counterclockwise (Pos. B). This will start the vehicle moving.

uRide at reduced speed for the first few miles in order to warm the engine up.

uIncrease the speed by gradually rotating the throttle grip (2) (Pos. B). Do not exceed the recommended rpm, see page 74(RUNNING-IN).

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To engage second gear:

CAUTION

Shift gears fairly quickly but without great force. Develop a “feel” for shifting with your left toe. Never lug the engine, that is, running it at too low an rpm which can damage the vehicle’s engine, and causes rough and juddering acceleration.

uRotate the throttle grip (2) clockwise (Pos. A), pull in the clutch lever (3) and lift the shift lever (4) straight up. Release the clutch lever (3) gently, and rotate the throttle counterclockwise to accelerate.

uRepeat the last two operations to shift from second, to third, to fourth, to fifth, to sixth.

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WARNING

If the engine oil pressure icon “” comes on during the normal running of the engine, this means that the oil system is not developing sufficient pressure. In this case, immediately stop the engine and contact your Local aprilia Dealer. Failure to observe this warning can lead to engine seizure, upset, and serious injury or even death.

Shifting from higher to lower gears, that is, downshifting, is accomplished as follows:

u Rotate the throttle grip (2) clockwise (Pos. A), slow the vehicle with the brakes, pull in the clutch lever (3), depress the shift lever (4) with your toe, release the clutch.

WARNING

Shift gears one by one. Simultaneously downshifting more than one gear may cause the engine to exceed its maximum rated rpm (red line). This can seriously damage the engine.

Before and during downshift, rotate the throttle clockwise to decelerate in order to avoid overspeeding the engine.

Downshifting should be carried out in the following situations:

uWhen riding downhill or when braking, in order to increase the braking action by using the compression of the engine.

uWhen riding uphill if the engine lugs down (rpm decreases).

To shift down, proceed as follows:

uRelease the throttle grip (2) (Pos.A).

uIf necessary, apply both brakes lightly to slow down the vehicle.

uPull the clutch lever (3) and lower the gear shift lever (4) to shift down.

uRelease the brake levers if you have pulled them.

uRelease the clutch lever and accelerate moderately.

NOTE The cooling fans function only when the ignition key is in the “ ” (ON) position.

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CAUTION

Do not leave the ignition key on “” (OFF) since the cooling fans will not run regardless of the coolant temperature. This will cause the coolant temperature to continue to rise.

If, before shutting off the engine, you hear the cooling fans functioning, stop the engine but leave the ignition key in the “ ” (ON) position. This will allow the cooling fans to draw air through the radiators, and lower the temperature. Turn the ignition key to “” (OFF) only when the cooling fans have stopped.

CAUTION

If the coolant temperature readout of the multifunction display is between 115°C (239°F) and 135°C (275°F) - see p a g e 3 4 ( M U L T I F U N C T I O N COMPUTER), stop the vehicle and let t h e e n g i n e r u n a t 3 , 0 0 0 r p m f o r approximately two minutes to keep coolant circulating in the system. After two minutes, set the engine kill switch to " " and check the coolant level, see page 41 (COOLANT).

WARNING

Do not operate the vehicle if the maximum temperature [120 °C (248 °F)] is exceeded. Serious engine damage or even seizure may result which can cause an upset and serious injury or even death.

Whenever the ignition key is turned to “ ” (ON), the right side of the multifunction display will show SERVICE” for about three seconds.

CAUTION

I f t h e “ S E R V I C E ” s y m b o l i s d i s p l ay e d d u r i n g n o r m a l e n g i n e running, this means that the electronic unit has detected a fault. In many cases, the engine keeps running with reduced performance levels; immediately contact your Official aprilia dealer.

WARNING

Avoid opening and closing the throttle repeatedly and continuously. Failure to observe this warning can cause you to accidentally lose control of your vehicle. When you have to brake, close the throttle and apply both brakes simultaneously in order to obtain the best brake performance.

WARNING

By applying only the front brake or only the rear brake, you reduce braking performance considerably and run the risk of locking up one wheel which can cause an upset and result in serious injury or even death.

If you stop uphill, use brakes only to slow the vehicle and to keep it in place. Slipping the clutch to keep the vehicle in one place on an uphill grade will very quickly ruin the clutch and overheat the engine.

Before entering a turn, slow down, using the brakes and the engine, to a constant speed and then accelerate slightly through the turn. Avoid braking at the last minute. This can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.

If the brakes are operated continuously on downhill grades, the discs and pads w i l l o v e r h e a t , r e d u c i n g b r a k i n g efficiency. Use engine compression and downshift to retard your vehicle while going downhill. Use the brakes as little as possible to maintain a safe speed.

Never coast downhill with the engine off and/or the clutch disengaged or the transmission in neutral.

On roads that are wet or covered with snow, ice or mud, ride very slowly, avoiding braking or accelerating or maneuvering quickly. Hold the handlebars firmly.

Failure to observe these warnings can cause an upset and result in serious injury or death.

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