APRILIA TUONO OWNERS, others welcome

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by MCmad, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. DrewCopter

    DrewCopter Been here awhile

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    Another Tuoldo dude here. Got an 04 in feb and love it :eek1

    Prev owner did some nice things to it: pvm wheels, full tigcraft exhaust, penske double, traxxion forks, chip, derestrict airbox, wave rotors, some cf nonsense... I've done the practical bits, like a touring screen (MRA, huge improvement) and fit a givi topcase rack to a pillion seat. Just put a fresh pair of Roadsmarts on it, sport touring tires are amazing these days.

    I'll get a current pic up at some point, it's embarrasing though because I never clean my bikes :cry
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  2. MCmad

    MCmad Banned

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    Welcome Drew

    Give your bike a wash and a polish and post a pic :D

    Would be interested in your Screen as I have a spare high one but I found it noisy, though I thought I might us it for track days as it may give me more to tuck into

    I have also done another mod which some may think is strange , I fitted 50mm bar raisers and I like that a lot better as I'm a Dirt biker by nature .
    I will probable take them off for the track though

    Will await your pics

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  3. DrewCopter

    DrewCopter Been here awhile

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    I'll get a fresh one soon!
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  4. olie

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    Oops, I need to make a correction here...

    Map-1 or Map-2 and exhaust:
    Aprilia included the option of switching the ECU mapping between two modes.
    Engine variant 1, aka Map-1 and engine variant 2 or Map-2.

    The bikes are shipped with Map-1 enabled as standard.
    This is a closed loop mode that uses the Lambda exhaust probe to help maintain a lean A/F ratio for low exhaust emissions. This mode is tuned to work with the stock mufflers and Cat converters.

    Map-2 is for use with racing mufflers and without Cat converters. It is tuned for performance and is not emissions friendly. It does not use the Lambda (runs in open loop mode).
    Though it is not used, the probe must remain connected.

    Switching between the two modes is only possible with the AXONE or the Navigator.
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  5. MCmad

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    Nice , I didn't realize that some type one models had twin pipes, Ps don't tell the Type 2 guys but despite the factor spiel Type ones usually dyno higher Horsepower numbers in stockish trim
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  6. keithg

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    Best NAKED bike around.
    Bought mine 3+ years ago.
    Only regret is the FACTORY was not available yet as the OHLINS suspension would have been worth the 3K.
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  7. MCmad

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    Yep except for the front grip problem ( wheelies):D

    Not sure if your the same as me but I recon a Harley and a Tuono are weird garage mates and I finally realized the Tuono is better looking ( in a less cromey sort of a way):eek1

    PS, My Harley with ohlins probable wouldn't handle much better and the Tuono with ohlins would be a cheats bike
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  8. cadaver666

    cadaver666 n00b

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    that is all lol i'll add a pic when i have the bike back together again (stuffed sprag clutch am waiting for part now ......)
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  9. MCmad

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    Try this on your Tuono or RSVR if your game :D

    PS Hi cadaver

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  10. Speed King

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  11. Speed King

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  12. DrewCopter

    DrewCopter Been here awhile

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    None of them were stock on the gen ones, they were all single pipe. A bunch of makes had dual aftermarkets though. The tigs are absolutely, oops-i-just-set-off-your-car-alarm ridiculous. In a good way.
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  13. benwiggin2

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  14. MCmad

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    Hi Guys Stange that Harley thing

    Realize something the other day The Harley's better around town and for those mellow moods ( and they are cool) and the Touno is like a caged animal but is fun wheelieing from the lights but get that baby on the open road and throw in some corners and it sure sings
    Touno motor feels like a Harley on steroids ( how many Harley's can lift there wheel on the throttle only, at 145kph ( 90mph)
    But Harley is more controllable ( full throttle starts all the way up 5500rpm shift point ) at which point the Tuono would lift its wheel and play the Hoon and never make it to the rev limiter without flipping over backwards , 8000 about all I can get without having to shift to stop flip over (at near full throttle of course)
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  15. benwiggin2

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  16. MCmad

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    Cool:evil
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  17. keithg

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    Here is another owner on board...............
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  18. benwiggin2

    benwiggin2 Long timer

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    What section of the NUTHOUSE are you in Keith?
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  19. noman

    noman Been here awhile

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    have wanted one of these for a few years and did tons of research. even bid on a few but missed out and this thread has me considering again.

    there's one on ebay that looks pretty good, and the advert says the $700 valve adjust has been completed. $700? wow, hope that includes a bit more than checking the shims. can any one confirm cost in either time or cash for the req'd valve shim check? also, how often is this done. because of the substantial HP made, figured i wouldn't notice the HP/T sag seen on the charts, and maybe could forgive the notable depreciation seen. still want one.
    bobp
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  20. fast4d

    fast4d Long timer

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    valve clearance is done about every 10k miles. most times they don't need adjustments.