Aprilia TUONO 1000 User Manual 2006

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CHECKING AND TOPPING UP

WARNING

Wait for the engine to cool down before checking or topping up coolant level.

uStop the engine and wait until it has cooled down.

uHold the vehicle upright, with both wheels on the ground.

uLook through the slot (1) in the right fairing and check that coolant level in the expansion tank is between the "FULL" and "LOW" marks.

FULL = maximum level

LOW = minimum level

If not so:

uRemove the side fairing, see page 109 (REMOVING THE SIDE FAIRINGS).

CAUTION

If dirt has accumulated on or around the filler cap, wipe the cap and the area around the cap with a clean cloth.

CAUTION

Prevent any foreign material from getting into the expansion tank, this could lead to serious engine damage.

uUnscrew the filler cap (2) (by giving it half counterclockwise turn), without removing it.

uWait a few seconds in order to release any residual pressure that may be present in the circuit.

uUnscrew and remove the filler cap (2).

WARNING

Coolant is poisonous! Do not swallow coolant under any circumstance. Should you get coolant in your mouth, rinse with cool water and immediately seek medical attention. Coolant is also very dangerous to your skin and eyes. Should you accidentally get coolant on your clothing or skin, change clothes immediately. Wash coolant from your skin with hot water and soap. Should you get coolant in your eyes, flush with plenty of cool water and immediately seek medical attention.

Should someone swallow coolant accidentally, induce vomiting, rinse mouth with water, and immediately seek professional medical attention. Never use your fingers or any other object to check the coolant level.

CAUTION

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

uTop up with coolant, see page 141 (LUBRICANT CHART) until the coolant level is almost up to the “FULL” notch. Do not exceed this level, otherwise the coolant will overflow while the engine is running.

uReplace the filler cap (2).

WARNING

Have any damage or discrepancy repaired by your Local aprilia Dealer. Do not attempt to repair the cooling system yourself.

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TIRES

This vehicle is equipped with tubeless tires.

WARNING

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

Check tire inflation at room temperature at least once a week.

Check the conditions of the tires and t h e i n f l a t i o n p r e s s u r e a t r o o m temperature after the first 600 mi (1,000 km) and thereafter every 4,650 mi (7,500 km), see page 137 (TECHNICAL DATA).

Pressure measurement must always be carried out when the tires are cold, as when the tires are warm, pressure will increase, and result in incorrect readings.

If the tire is overinflated (pressure is too h i g h ) , t h e r e s u l t w i l l b e a n uncomfortably harsh ride, and riding comfort will be compromised. Also, road holding, especially during turns and in wet conditions, will likewise be compromised.

If the tire is underinflated (pressure is too low), the tire may slip on the rim with consequent loss of control. Again, r o a d h o l d i n g a n d h a n d l i n g characteristics will be degraded, and brake performance will be reduced.

When the tire is worn to a point where any tread is less than 0.12 in (3 mm) deep, the tire is worn out, and must be replaced. Also, if a tire suffers a puncture that is larger than 0.20 in (5 mm) in its longest dimension, the tire must not be repaired, but should be replaced.

After a tire is repaired, balance the wheels. Use only tires that are listed in t h e t e c h n i c a l d a t a , p a g e 1 3 7 (TECHNICAL DATA).

Install only tires that are listed in the technical data, page 137 (TECHNICAL DATA), or that have been specifically approved by aprilia for this vehicle.

WARNING

The use of tires other than those approved by aprilia may adversely effect the handling of the vehicle, leading to an upset and accidents, which can result in serious injury or even death.

Make sure that valve caps are fitted on all tires. This is important to prevent sudden flats.

WARNING

Do not ride the vehicle if the tire wear indicators show that the tire is worn out. Failure to observe this warning can lead to accidents and result in serious injury or even death.

Some of the original equipment tires for this vehicle are provided with wear indicators. There are several kinds of wear indicators.

For more information on how to check wear, contact your Dealer.

Visually check to see if the tires are worn out. If they are, have them replaced.

If a tire should go flat while you are riding the vehicle, do not attempt to continue riding. Avoid abrupt braking and steering inputs, and avoid shutting the throttle quickly. Slowly decrease the throttle setting, moving to the side of the road, using the engine compression to slow you to a stop. Non-compliancewith these instructions may cause accidents which can result in injuries or even death.

If the tires are very old, even if they are not completely worn out, they may have become so hard that road holding is compromised. In this case, replace the tires.

Do not install tires with inner tube on rims for tubeless tires and vice versa.

Repairing, maintenance, changing and balancing of tires are very important to your safety, and should only be performed by qualified mechanics using the appropriate tools.

For this reason, we suggest that you have your tires serviced by your Local aprilia Dealer.

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WARNING

New tires are often covered with a slippery mold release compound. Scrub the tires in by riding slowly and making numerous turns for the first few miles. Do not use any kind of tire dressing or other liquid on your tires. Especially do not permit any petroleum products, such as oil, gasoline or brake fluid to come in contact with the tires. If you do, wipe it immediately, then scrub the tire with soap and water and a stiff brush.

Do not use a tire that is worn out.

Minimum tread depth is measured as shown above. The minimum tread depth

(1) for both the front and the rear tires is 0.12 in (3 mm).

AUTOMATIC LIGHTS ON

Your vehicle is equipped with lights that come on automatically as soon as the ignition switch

(2) is turned to “ ” (ON)(low-beamlights “” orhigh-beamlights “”) or position “” (PARKING) (only parking lights “”).

For this reason, there is no light switch on your vehicle. The lights can be switched off only by turning the ignition switch (2) to “” (OFF). Before starting the vehicle, make sure that the dimmer switch (3) is in the (push DOWN) lowbeam lights “” position.

MUFFLER/EXHAUST SILENCER

WARNING

Tampering with the exhaust system is prohibited. It is against the law for you to alter the exhaust system in a manner that increases the noise. Carefully read page 5 (WARNING - PRECAUTIONS - GENERAL ADVICE).

WARNING

Periodically inspect the entire exhaust system, including the exhaust pipe and silencer, to make sure that no holes have rusted through. Using a wire or small pick, make sure that the drain hole in the bottom of the muffler is open. If the noise of your vehicle has increased significantly, replace the defective exhaust system components. S e e y o u r Local aprilia Dealer. Tampering with the exhaust system not only makes your vehicle loud, it will reduce its performance and shorten its life.

WARNING

Both exhaust silencers are equipped with catalytic converter and become very hot to the touch. Be careful! Danger of burns!

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

GETTING ON AND OFF THE VEHICLE

The instructions below must be followed with the maximum care in order to avoid injury to persons and damage to property and to the vehicle, caused by the rider or passenger falling from the vehicle and/or the vehicle falling or overturning.

WARNING

Risk of falling and overturning. Proceed with care.

When getting on and off the vehicle, make sure nothing can impair your movements. Also, your hands should be free (replace any objects, such as your helmet, gloves or dangling glasses before mounting or dismounting). Always mount and dismount from the left side with the vehicle on the side stand.

However, do not apply your full weight or that of the passenger to the side stand.

CAUTION

The stand has been designed to support the weight of the vehicle and a minimum load, without the rider and the passenger.

The purpose of placing the vehicle on the side stand before mounting is to keep the vehicle from falling or overturning. This does not mean that the side stand should be used to support the weight of rider and passenger.

While getting on and off, the weight of the vehicle may make you lose balance, and the vehicle may fall or overturn.

NOTE The rider must always mount before the passenger and dismount after the passenger. It is the rider's responsibility to keep the vehicle balanced while the passenger gets on and off.

The passenger must move carefully when getting on and off the vehicle, to avoid upsetting the balance of vehicle and rider.

NOTE It is the rider's responsibility to instruct the passenger on how to safely get on and off the vehicle.

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The vehicle is equipped with special passenger footrests to make it easier to get on and off the vehicle. The passenger must always use the left footrest to get on and off the vehicle.

Never get off or try to get off the vehicle by jumping or stretching your leg and putting your foot on the ground. This would compromise the stability and balance of the vehicle.

NOTE Any bags or objects strapped to the rear of the vehicle can impair your movements while getting on and off.

When mounting or dismounting, swing your right leg over the vehicle in a controlled movement. Do not hit the rear end (tail or luggage) or you will upset vehicle balance.

GETTING ON THE VEHICLE

uGrasp the handlebar correctly and get on the vehicle without loading your weight onto the side stand.

NOTE If you cannot touch both feet on the ground, set the right foot firmly on the ground (if you should lose your balance, the side stand on the left side of the vehicle will keep you from falling over on that side) and keep ready to place your left foot on the ground.

uPush the vehicle upright and place both feet on the ground. Keep the vehicle balanced.

NOTE Do not fold out the passenger footrest or attempt to do so while sitting astride the vehicle, or you might lose your balance.

uInstruct the passenger to fold out both passenger footrests.

uExplain to the passenger how to safely get on the vehicle.

uPull up the side stand using your left foot. Make sure it is fully up.

GETTING OFF THE VEHICLE

uChoose the parking area, see page 75 (PARKING).

uStop the vehicle, see page 75 (STOPPING).

WARNING

Make sure that the parking surface is free from obstacles. Park on firm and level ground.

uPush down on the side stand lever with your left heel until the side stand is fully down.

NOTE If you cannot touch both feet on the ground, set your right foot firmly on the ground (if you should lose your balance, the side stand on the left side of the vehicle will keep you from falling over on that side) and keep ready to place your left foot on the ground.

uPlace both feet on the ground and keep the vehicle upright and balanced.

uExplain to the passenger how to safely get off the vehicle.

CAUTION

Risk of falling and overturning.

Make sure that the passenger has dismounted.

Do not place your weight on the side stand.

uLean the vehicle until the stand touches the ground.

uGrasp the handlebar correctly and get off the vehicle.

uRotate the handlebar fully to the left.

uFold the passenger footrests.

CAUTION

Make sure that the vehicle is stable.

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CAUTION

After covering the first 625 mi (1,000 km) and every 6,250 mi (10,000 km) thereafter, the "SERVICE" warning (2) appears on the right display.

In this case have a Local aprilia Dealer perform all service operations as indicated in the scheduled maintenance chart, see page 81 (REGULAR SERVICE INTERVALS CHART).

PRE-RIDECHECKS

WARNING

Before starting, always perform vehicle pre-ridechecks, to ensure safe operation see page 67(PRE-RIDECHECKS CHART).

Failure to comply with these checking operations can cause severe personal injuries or damage to the vehicle.

Do not hesitate to contact your aprilia dealer in case there is something you do not understand about the operation of some controls or in case you suspect or discover failures.

It does not take long to carry out a checkup and this operation ensures more safety.

NOTE This vehicle is equipped with an electronic engine control unit capable of detecting abnormal operation in real time and storing faults.

Each time the ignition key is set to

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word “ SERVICE” (1) appears

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right side of the multifunction display for approximately three seconds.

CAUTION

I f t h e w o r d “ S E R V I C E ” ( 1 ) i s d i s p l a y e d d u r i n g n o r m a l e n g i n e operation, it means that the Engine Control Unit has detected a fault.

In many cases the engine keeps running with limited performance; contact an Local aprilia Dealer immediately.

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PRE-RIDECHECKS CHART

 

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Check

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Check the operation, the idle stroke of the control levers, the fluid level and make sure there are

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Front and rear disc brakes

no leaks.

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Check the wear of the pads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If necessary, top up the fluid tank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throttle

 

 

Make sure that it works smoothly and that it is possible to open and close it completely, in all

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steering positions. Adjust and/or lubricate, if necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engine oil

 

Check and/or top up if necessary.

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Wheels / Tires

 

Check the tire surface, the inflation pressure, wear and tear and any damage.

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Remove any foreign matter that may be stuck in the tread grooves.

 

 

 

 

 

Brake levers

 

Make sure that they work smoothly.

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Lubricate the articulations and adjust the stroke if necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

Clutch

 

 

Check for proper operation, check clutch lever free play, clutch fluid level and check for leaks.

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If necessary, top up the fluid; the clutch must work without snatching and/or slipping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steering

 

Make sure that the steering rotates smoothly, without any clearance or looseness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure that it operates correctly. Make sure that when the stand is let up or down there is no

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Side stand

 

friction and that the spring tension brings it back to its normal position.

 

 

If necessary, lubricate joints and articulations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure that the safety switch operates correctly.

 

 

 

 

Fastening elements

Make sure that the fastening elements are not loose. If necessary, adjust or tighten them.

 

 

 

 

Drive chain

 

Check the slack.

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Check the fuel level and top up, if necessary.

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Fuel tank

 

Check the circuit for leaks.

 

 

 

 

Make sure that the fuel cap is correctly closed.

 

Coolant

 

 

The coolant level in the expansion tank must be included between the “FULL” and “LOW

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marks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engine stop switch

Make sure that it operates correctly.

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Lights, warning lights, horn,

Check horn and indicators for proper operation. Change bulbs or fix a failure, if necessary.

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rear brake light switches and

 

 

electrical devices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STARTING

 

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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RIDING

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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