Aprilia TUONO 1000 User Manual 2006

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Observe all rules of the road. Particularly pay attention to all warning, regulatory and informational signs.

Avoid showing off (i.e., popping wheelies). Especially observe speed limits, and remember that road conditions change w i t h t h e w e a t h e r a n d w e t a n d i c y pavements are particularly dangerous for vehicles, especially if you are riding too fast. Remember that automobile drivers have a hard time seeing two-wheeledvehicles, so always give the automobile the right of way, even if it is legally yours.

Before changing lanes, look over your shoulder to make sure that the way is clear. Do not rely exclusively on the rearview mirror: you may miscalculate the distance and speed of a vehicle, or you may even not see it at all.

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

Do not tailgate, do not attempt to increase your gas mileage by following in the slip stream of cars or trucks in front of you.

In case of accident motorcycles, scooters and mopeds do not provide the same d e g r e e o f p r o t e c t i o n e n s u r e d b y automobiles. The legs, in particular, are exposed to the risk of being injured. However, the additional installation of leg guards may actually increase the risk of injuries and their seriousness in case of accident.

Do not install leg guards available on the spare parts and accessories market. Noncompliance with these instructions may result in serious injuries or even death.

Always ride with both hands on the handlebars and feet on the footrests.

Never shift gear without using the clutch, if the vehicle is so equipped. Do not operate the shift lever or the other controls suddenly or abruptly. Such misuse can damage the internal components of the vehicle and consequently cause seizure, loss of control, accidents and serious injuries or even death.

Remain in the seat when you are riding. Do not stand up or attempt to stretch while you are riding your vehicle. If you need to rest, pull over to the side of the road when it can be safely done.

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It is very important to your safety that you give full attention to the riding task. Watch what you are doing, do not allow yourself to be distracted by other cars, people or things on the roadside, etc. Never smoke, eat, drink, read, etc. while riding your vehicle. If you must consult a map, pull over when it can be done safely.

Use only the vehicle’s specific fuels and lubricants indicated in the “LUBRICANT CHART”; check the oil, fuel and coolant levels regularly.

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.

COOLER

OIL

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.

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.

If you and your vehicle are involved in an accident, make sure that there has been no damage to the control levers, tubes, wires, braking system and other vital parts. If your vehicle is involved in an accident, take it immediately to your Local aprilia Dealer who has the equipment and knowledge to check for accidental damage which may compromise your safety.

Your aprilia dealer is ready and able to help you with any safety problems that you might have, but of course it is necessary for you to report any malfunctions to your mechanic in order for him to help you.

Do not use your vehicle if it is damaged. A damaged vehicle may become unstable or present other problems which can increase the risk of accident, and therefore of serious injury or even death.

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Do not attempt to modify the position, angle or color of your license plate. Do not cover it, even with a clear plastic covering. Do not modify any of the safety equipment of your vehicle, especially such safety related items as turn indicators, rearview mirrors, lights or horns.

Any modification to your vehicle will invalidate the warranty.

Do not modify your engine in an attempt to increase the horsepower. This can result in irreparable damage to the engine, as well as degradation of the performance and handling of the vehicle which could lead to an upset, and serious injury or even death.

ONLY ORIGINALS

Have your vehicle repaired only with original parts, and use only original aprilia oraprilia approved accessories. The use of aftermarket accessories and parts can seriously compromise the safety of your vehicle as well as its performance and serviceability. Any modification which affects performance or safety voids your warranty completely.

Tampering with the emissions or noise control systems on your vehicle is against the law, and can be punished by large fines.

In some jurisdictions, it can even lead to the confiscation of your vehicle.

This vehicle was not designed to be equipped with a sidecar or to be used to tow trailers or other vehicles.

aprilia does not manufacture sidecars or trailers and therefore cannot predict the effects of such accessories on the maneuverability or stability of the vehicle: it can only warn that such effects may be negative and that any damage to the vehicle components caused by the use of such accessories will not be covered by the warranty.

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Never race other vehicles with your vehicle.

Brake with both the front and rear brakes. The use of only one brake for sudden braking may cause the vehicle to skid or make the rider lose control of the vehicle itself.

When riding down a steep hill, use the engine as a brake by selecting the same gear, or a lower gear, than you would use to climb the hill. Use front and rear brakes sparingly.

Always ride at the appropriate speed and avoid unnecessary harsh acceleration. This is not only safer, but also reduces fuel consumption and increases the life of the vehicle.

If you must ride your vehicle in rainy weather, or on loose surfaces, remember that traction is greatly reduced. Under these conditions, all handling of the vehicle must be done gradually and smoothly. Sudden acceleration, braking or turning may make you lose control of your vehicle. When traction is reduced, accelerate and slow using your vehicle’s engine braking insofar as possible. Avoid rapid, harsh application of the brakes.

Gradually open and close the throttle, to avoid spinning or skidding the rear wheel.

On rough road surfaces, slow down and ride with particular care.

T r y t o a v o i d w i d e o p e n t h r o t t l e accelerations, unless they are necessary for such things as passing.

Do not allow your engine to “lug,” i.e., run at too low an rpm. Shift down to a lower gear. Also, do not over-revthe engine. Observe the red line on the tachometer.

Remember that excessively aggressive cornering can cause your vehicle’s tires to lose sideways traction, which can result in an upset and serious injury or even death.

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Always observe posted and statutory speed limits, but do not assume that you can ride as fast as the speed limit under all road conditions. Slowing down a little can greatly increase your safety under all road conditions.

Do not ride your vehicle off road.

Do not tamper with the muffler system or the emissions control system of your vehicle. This is not only bad for the environment, but it can subject you to serious penalties.

CLOTHING

Before riding your vehicle, make sure that your riding gear is in good condition. To be effective, your helmet must fit properly, and the visor or other eye protection must be clean.

Both research and experience have shown that drivers of other vehicles often do not see vehicles or riders. In order to make yourself more conspicuous to these drivers, wear bright reflective clothing, such as a reflective vest, or clothing with reflective sections sewn into the jacket, pants and gloves. Be particularly aware of approaching automobiles and trucks that might be trying to turn left in front of you. Many vehicle accidents are caused by an opposing automobile driver making a left turn without warning in front of the vehicle.

Inevitably, the driver will look right at you, and yet swear that they did not see you before they turned directly into your path. Ride alert!

Wear protective clothing, preferably in light and/or reflecting colors. 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.

Always wear your crash helmet. Many accidents are fatal because of injuries to the head.

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 carry sharp objects in your pockets that could be dangerous in case of an upset, for example, pens or mechanical pencils, etc. Also, make sure that your passengers follow this recommendation.

ACCESSORIES

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

T h e i n s t a l l a t i o n o f i n a p p r o p r i a t e accessories or the overloading of the vehicle may result in the instability of the vehicle itself and cause accidents with consequent risk of serious injuries or even death. Windshields could be particularly dangerous, as they can break and injure or cut the rider in case of accident. In case of doubt with regard to any accessory you would like to install or any load you would like to carry, consult your Local aprilia

Dealer.

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 p r o l o n g r e a c t i o n t i m e s d u r i n g a n emergency.

Fairings and windshields installed on the vehicle may produce aerodynamic forces that will affect the stability of the vehicle during use, especially at high speeds.

Make sure that anything you carry on your vehicle is securely attached, and cannot come lose and jam the wheels, forks, etc. Do not install any electrical accessories, and do not modify the electrical system of your vehicle. Anything that could cause an electrical overload or other fault could cause the vehicle to suddenly stop, the lights to dim or quit, or the horn and other safety accessories not to work. Use only original aprilia accessories.

LOAD

Do not overload your vehicle. Attach luggage or packages as close as possible to the center of your vehicle and distribute the load from side to side as evenly as possible, to keep imbalance to a minimum. Remember that loads tend to loosen with riding, so frequently check the security of your load.

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Do not hang anything from your vehicle handlebars, fenders, or forks, because this will upset the handling of your vehicle, and could prevent you from avoiding an accident. Failure to observe this warning can lead to an upset, which can result in serious injury or even death.

Do not ride with your crash helmet hanging from the strap because it could easily foul the wheels, fenders, or forks, causing an upset and result in serious injury or even death.

Carry a passenger only if your vehicle is equipped with passenger footrests, handgrips for the passenger to hold on to, and a passenger seat.

When carrying a passenger, remember that your vehicle’s handling is degraded, that the brakes are less efficient, and the center of gravity is higher and further to the rear.

This makes it more likely that the front wheel will come up off the ground, especially on acceleration. Therefore, you should avoid harsh acceleration and harsh braking. Many accidents are caused by inexperienced riders carrying passengers. Remember that allowance must be made for the extra weight of the passenger for all driving maneuvers.

Avoid abrupt and excessive acceleration. Always slow down in time and calculate l o n g e r s t o p p i n g a n d m a n e u v e r i n g distances. Non-compliancewith these instructions may lead to the overturning of the vehicle or to other accidents with consequent serious injuries or even death.

Never carry loosely packaged items, make sure that everything that you carry on your vehicle is carefully secured.

Do not carry packages which protrude from the luggage rack or which cover any of the signal lights, the headlight, or the horn.

Never carry animals or children on the glove compartment or on the luggage rack.

Never exceed the labeled maximum load for each seatbag.

Overloading your vehicle seriously reduces its stability and maneuverability and can lead to an upset, which can result in serious injury or death.

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ARRANGEMENT OF THE MAIN ELEMENTS

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KEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

Fairing lug

7)

Engine oil reservoir plug

13) Passenger

left

footrest

19) Engine oil filter

2)

Side fairings

8)

Left side body panel

(snapping, closed/open)

20) Engine oil tank

3)

Adjustable steering damper

9)

Rider seat

14) Drive chain

 

 

21) Engine oil level

4)

Left headlight

10) Battery

15) Swingarm

 

 

 

5)

Clutch fluid reservoir

11) Main fuse carrier (30A)

16) Rider left footrest

 

 

6)

Left rearview mirror

12) Passenger seat-glove/toolkit

17) Side stand

 

 

 

 

 

 

compartment lock

18) Gear shift lever

 

 

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KEY

 

 

 

 

1)

Rear shock absorber

7)

Auxiliary fuse carrier (15A)

14) Front brake fluid reservoir

21) Rear brake control lever

2)

Passenger right footrest

8)

Right side body panel

15) Right headlight

22) Rider right footrest

 

(snapping, closed/open)

9)

Fuel tank

16) Right side fairings

 

3)

Tail light

10) Coolant expansion tank cap

17) Horn

 

4)

Glove/tool kit compartment

11) Fuel tank filler cap

18) Expansion tank

 

5)

Passenger seat / Seat cover

12) Air filter

19) Rear brake fluid reservoir

 

6)

E.C.U.

13) Right rearview mirror

20) Rear brake master cylinder

 

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ARRANGEMENT OF THE INSTRUMENTS/CONTROLS

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KEY

1)Clutch lever

2)Ignition switch/steering lock ( --)

3)Instruments and indicators

4)Front brake lever

5)Throttle grip

6)High-beamflasher - passing button ()

7)Dimmer switch (-)

8)Turn indicator switch ( )

9)Horn button ()

10)TRIP 1 / TRIP 2 / MODE switch

11)Engine kill switch (-)

12)Starter button ( )

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