cube 350 x4 owner`s manual

cube 350 x4 owner`s manual
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FOREWORD
Thank you for choosing the CUBE 350 or CUBE 350 X4 as your Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV). This
user manual was prepared with the comfort and safety of the rider in mind. It provides all the details
necessary to safely operate and maintain your vehicle. Carefully read the manual before operating your
CUBE 350 or CUBE 350 X4. If you have any questions regarding your CUV, contact your local AEON
dealer for assistance. Keep the following information in mind while operating the CUV.
PROTECT YOUR SPORT
Know all local and state riding laws;
Respect your vehicle;
Respect the environment; and
You will gain the respect of others.
You should strictly follow the maintenance program as outlined in this manual (see page 95). This
preventive maintenance program is designed to ensure that your CUV is inspected on a regular schedule
that will keep it operating at peak performance.
Illustrations and photos in this manual are general representations of parts having similar functions.
Your model may differ so be sure to contact your dealer with questions.
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SECTION
Introductory Safety Message
RIDER’S SECTION
Know Your Machine
Overview Photo
Overview Photo
Speedometer
Brake Pedal/ Throttle Pedal
Neutral Indicator/ Reverse Indicator
Ignition Switch / Lights
Pre-Ride Check
RIDING RULES
FEATURES & OPERATION
Ignition Switch
Engine Stop Switch
Hood
Engine Throttle
Manual choke lever
Brakes (Front, Rear, Auxiliary, Parking)
Transmission Gear Shift Lever
CVT System
Steering wheel
Engine Fuel Systems
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Seat/ Safety belt
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Exhaust Pipe/Muffler/Heat Shields
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Battery
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Dump box
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Spark Plugs
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Rear Gearcase Lubrication
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Differential/Final gear oil
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Suspension
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18-19 Brake Light/2WD/4WD Selection Switch 46
20 RIDING & OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS 47-62
21-46 Section Table of Contents
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Riding Gear
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Starting the Engine
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CUV Break-in Period
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Riding
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Making Turns
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24-28 Hauling Cargo
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Riding on Slippery Surfaces
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Traveling Uphill
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TABLE OF CONTENTS (cont.)
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RIDING & OPERATION
47-62 VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
95-126
INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)
Side Hill Riding
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Throttle Freeplay
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Traveling Downhill
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Steering Inspection
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Turning Around on a Hill
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Parking Brake Adjustment
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Crossing Streams
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Coolant
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Trail Obstacles
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12 VOLT Accessory Outlet
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Parking
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Spark Plug
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OPERATION WARNING DECALS & 63-94 CUV Storage (long-term)
WARNINGS PRINTED IN MANUAL
Operation Warning Decals
63-68 Transmission Oil Change
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Operation Warnings Printed in Manual
69-94 Engine Oil Change
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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE
95-126 Tire/Tire Pressure/Wheel Installation
Fuse
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Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN)
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Brake
Light
Lamp
Replacement
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Coolant
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Periodic Maintenance Schedule
96-99
Lubrication Recommendations
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Cleaning your CUV
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Periodic Maintenance Record
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Transporting your CUV
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Axle Wheel & Torque Specifications
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Carburetor Adjustment
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Rear Spring Adjustment
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CUBE 350 or CUBE 350 X4
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Specifications
Engine Air Filter
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Troubleshooting
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!!! INTRODUCTORY SAFETY MESSAGE TO OWNERS !!!
PARENTS & ADULTS MUST READ BEFORE OPERATION
A CUV IS NOT A TOY AND CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE. A CUV handles differently
from other vehicles including motorcycles and cars. A collision or rollover can occur quickly, even during
routine maneuvers such as turning and driving on hills or over obstacles. YOU MUST TAKE PROPER
PRECAUTIONS!
You should read the owner’s manual and warning labels. Review this information on a regular basis.
Riders differ in skills, physical abilities, and judgment. Some riders may not be able to operate a
CUV safely. Never allow anyone to operate a CUV without first reading the Owner’s Manual,
watching the instructional video, and attending a certified CUV Safety Training course. Never allow
others to use your CUV if he or she does not have the abilities to operate it safely. MAKE CERTAIN
THE OPERATOR(S) UNDERSTAND ALL WARNINGS AND THE OWNER’S MANUAL
BEFORE OPERATION.
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PAY ATTENTION WHEN YOU SEE THE SYMBOLS BELOW
This is the safety alert symbol. When you see this symbol on your machine or in
this manual, be alert to the potential for personal injury.
This symbol indicates a potential hazard that could result in severe injury or
death. When you see this symbol on your machine or in this manual is means
PAY ATTENTION! If you don’t, you could get hurt very badly or even killed.
Your safety is involved!
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Failure to follow the warnings contained in this manual can result in SERIOUS INJURY
OR DEATH
ATTENTION OPERATOR!
This vehicle is designed and manufactured for off-road use only. Carrying passengers is prohibited.
Always wear a helmet while operating CUV.
Read the Owner’s Manual and all warning labels on the CUV carefully. Follow the operating
procedures described.
• Training: Your Safety is the #1 priority at AEON. UNITED MOTORS OF AMERICA, INC. a current
member of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA), will provide safety training for up to
two (2) persons with the initial purchase of a new AEON CUV. See your local AEON dealer. You
may also call the CUV Safety Institute(ASI – a division of SVIA)at 800-887-2887 to enroll in
safety training or, visit their website www.ATVSAFETY.org.
• Never operate a CUV without first reviewing this manual, watching the instructional video and
taking a certified CUV Safety Training course.
• Youth CUV are designed and intended for use by children in the following age groups:
• CUV with engine sizes less than 50cc should be used only by persons ages 6 and older;
• CUV with engine sizes 51cc up to and including 90cc should be used only by persons age 12
and older;
• CUV with engine sizes greater than 90 cc should be used only by those persons age 16 and
older.
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No children under the age of 16 should operate any CUV designed and sold for an adult. Do not
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allow children to ride this CUV.
Do not allow other children to ride this CUV unless they have read the manual, seen the instructional
video and taken a certified CUV Safety Training course.
Always inspect your CUV before you ride to make sure it is in safe operating condition. Follow the
inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules as described in this manual.
Always wear an approved helmet that fits properly. You should also wear eye protection (goggles or
face shield), gloves, boots, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, and long pants.
Never exceed your riding capabilities.
Never consume alcohol, drugs or any medications that affect alertness before or while operating this
CUV.
Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footrests of your CUV during operation.
Never carry a passenger on a CUV.
Always go slowly; be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Be alert for changes in terrain,
weather, and CUV operating conditions.
Never operate on excessively rough, slippery or loose terrain.
Avoid operating CUV on paved surfaces, including sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and streets.
Avoid operating CUV on any public street, road or highway, even dirt or gravel ones.
Avoid excessive speeds, sharp turns, and uneven terrain. Travel at speeds proper for the terrain,
visibility and operating conditions, and your experience.
Never ride during low light conditions.
Never attempt wheelies, jumps or other stunts.
Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this manual. Practice turning at low
speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds. Do not turn at excessive speeds.
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Never operate the CUV on hills too steep for the CUV or for your abilities. Practice on smaller hills
before attempting larger hills.
Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in this manual. Check the terrain
carefully before you start up any hill. Never climb hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces.
Shift your weight forward. Never open the throttle suddenly. Never go over the top of any hill at high
speed.
Always follows proper procedures for going down hills and for braking on hills as described in this
manual. Check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill. Shift your weight backward. Never
go down a hill at high speed. Avoid going down a hill at an angle that would cause the vehicle to lean
sharply. Go straight down the hill wherever possible.
Always follows proper procedures for crossing the side of a hill as described in this manual. Avoid hills
with excessively slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight to the uphill side of the CUV. Never
attempt to turn the CUV around on any hill until you have mastered the turning technique described in
this manual on level ground. Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill if possible.
Always use proper procedures, as described in this manual, if you stall or roll backwards when
climbing a hill. To avoid stalling, maintain a steady speed when climbing a hill. If you lose all forward
speed: Keep weight uphill. Apply the brakes. Lock the parking brake after you are stopped. Dismount
on uphill side, or to either side of pointed straight uphill.
Always check for obstacles before operating in a new area. Never attempt to operate over large
obstacles, such as large rocks or fallen trees. If you cannot avoid large obstacles, use extreme caution
when proceeding. The proper procedure for operating over obstacles is described later in this manual.
Always be careful of skidding or sliding. Learn to safely control skidding or sliding by practicing at low
speeds and on level, smooth terrain. On extremely slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be very
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cautious in order to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control.
Avoid operating the CUV through deep or fast flowing water. If you cannot avoid water which exceeds
the height of the bottom of the footrest, go slowly, balance your weight carefully avoiding sudden
movements, maintain a slow and steady forward motion, do not make sudden turns or stops, and do not
make sudden throttle changes. Remember that your brakes may be wet.
Wet brakes have reduced stopping ability. Test your brakes after leaving water. If necessary, apply them
several times to let friction dry out the pads.
Always use size and type tires specified in this manual. Always maintain proper tire pressure as
described in this manual. (See page 97).
Never modify a CUV through improper installation of and/or use of accessories.
Never exceed the stated load capacity for a CUV. Cargo should be properly distributed and securely
attached. Reduce speed and follow instructions outlined in this manual. Allow greater distance for
braking.
DRIVE SAFELY & RESPONSIVELY!
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CUV SAFETY contact your local AEON CUV Dealer.
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The following information identifies a potential safety hazard that could result in severe injury
or death.
Additional Important Information. . .
The safety of our customers and the general public is the first priority at AEON. It is strongly
recommended that consumers not install any non-Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) supplied
equipment intended to increase speed or power on any AEON CUV. Do not make any other modifications
intended for these purposes. Any modifications to the original equipment of the CUV substantially
increase the risk of serious injury or death. Because these modifications may create a substantial safety
hazard, AEON hereby informs you that the warranty on your CUV is terminated if any non-OEM
equipment has been added, or modifications have been made, to the original CUV which increase(s) speed
or power.
It is also advised that CUV owners strictly follow the recommended maintenance program described in this
manual. The preventive maintenance program is designed to insure that all critical components on the
CUV are inspected by your dealer on a regular schedule (hourly intervals).
BE FURTHER ADVISED; the addition of certain accessories may change the handling characteristics of
your CUV. Any accessories to be added to your CUV must be approved by your local AEON dealer before
installation.
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RIDER’S SECTION
KNOW YOUR MACHINE
Owners: Review the information in this manual with any person who may be operating this CUV. It is up
to you to instruct other riders in the proper and safe way to operate a CUV. Set boundaries and adhere to
them, keeping everyone’s safety foremost in your mind. Never allow your child to operate this CUV.
Riders: Before you ride your new AEON CUV, you need to know information about how the CUV
operates and most important of all, you need to know how to keep safe while operating the CUV.
Remember, YOUR SAFETY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. You must learn what will keep you
safe and also keep your friends and other people around you safe while you are riding.
Pay attention when you see this symbol:
This is the safety alert symbol. When you see this symbol on your machine or in this manual it
means PAY ATTENTION! If you don’t, you could get hurt very badly or even killed. Your safety is
involved!
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OVERVIEW OF CUBE 350 OR CUBE 350 X4
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OVERVIEW OF CUBE 350 OR CUBE 350 X4
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RIDER’S SECTION
KNOW YOUR MACHINE (cont.)
1. Speedometer
(2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
(7)
(8)
(1)
(1). Switch button
(2). Low speed gear indicator
(3). High speed gear indicator
(4). Neutral speed gear indicator
(5). Reverse gear indicator
(6). Coolant temp. warning indicator
(7). High beam indicator
(8). LCD Display panel
(9). Return zero button
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(9)
RIDER’S SECTION
KNOW YOUR MACHINE (cont.)
2.
Brake Pedal
Depress the brake pedal to slow or stop the vehicle. Apply the
brakes while starting the engine.
3. Throttle Pedal
The throttle pedal is the right pedal on the floorboard.
Push the pedal down to increase engine speed.
Spring pressure returns the pedal returns normally before starting
the engine.
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Transmission Neutral Indicator
The Neutral Indicator (green) will light when the CUV is in Neutral.
The CUV cannot move forward nor will it reverse when the CUV
is in Neutral.
Transmission Reverse Indicator
The Reverse Indicator (orange) will light when the CUV is in
Reverse.
The CUV will move in reverse only.
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Brake Pedal
RIDER’S SECTION
KNOW YOUR MACHINE (cont.)
6. Ignition Switch
The ignition switch is a three-position, key-operated switch. Use the
ignition switch to start the engine.
The key can be removed from the switch when it is in the OFF position.
7. Lights
Your CUV is equipped with high and low beam headlights. The light
will not function unless the engine is running.
The Light Switch is located left the speedometer
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Turn the key to the ON position to turn on headlights.
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Select High / Low beam by pressing toggle switch on left
handlebar.
High Beam
For the farther light
Low Beam
For the nearer light
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Ignition
Switch
RIDER’S SECTION
PRE-RIDE CHECK
Before the CUV is started you must always perform a PRE-RIDE CHECK.
This CUV must be inspected each time before riding to insure it is in proper working order. If proper
inspection is not performed, severe injury or death could result.
Make sure the throttle pedal doesn’t stick. Check this by pushing the throttle pedal and then let it go.
If it comes right back to where it was before you pushed it then it’s okay. If it comes back slowly or
stays forward, you have a sticky throttle. This means that something is wrong or broken.
If you have a sticky throttle pedal, do not start the engine. You could get hurt if you ride when you
have a sticky throttle pedal. Have an adult or your local AEON dealer fix the throttle.
Operating the vehicle while the parking brake is engaged could cause an accident resulting in serious
injury or death. It could also result in driveline or engine damage. Always be sure to disengage the
parking brake before operating the vehicle.
If you have sticky brakes, do not start the engine. You could get hurt if you ride when you have
sticky brakes. Have an adult or your AEON dealer fix the sticky brakes.
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RIDER’S SECTION –PRE-RIDE CHECK (cont.)
Make sure the seat is locked back in place.
Check the gas level. Before adding gasoline to your CUV read the instructions and warnings on page
33 of this Owners Manual.
Check the engine oil level when the engine is cold. The engine is very hot after it has been running.
It could burn you.
Check the tires; check condition and pressures.
Brakelight – check for proper operation.
Engine Stop Switch – check for proper function.
Wheels – check for tightness of wheel nuts and axle nuts; check that axle nuts are secured by cotter
pins.
Air cleaner – check for dirt. If the filter is dirty or clogged, clean or replace it.
Steering – check to be sure the steering operates freely. Look for any unusual looseness in any area.
Check free-play and operation of brakes levers.
Check throttle lever making sure you do not have sticky throttle lever (see page. 43).
Loose parts – inspect CUV for any damaged parts or loose nuts/bolts or fasteners.
Operator’s helmet, goggles and proper clothing (long pants, long sleeves or jacket).
This last check is done with the engine running. You must check to make certain that the two ways to
stop your CUV are working the way they should:
1. Sliding the Engine Stop Switch left or right to the OFF position
2. Turning the Ignition Key to OFF.
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RIDER’S SECTION– RIDING RULES
Now you are ready to ride your new CUV. Remember that safety while you ride is the most important
thing. Let’s ride!
Your CUV is designed to carry the driver and one passenger. Never carry more than one passenger in
this vehicle. Never carry passengers in the cargo bed.
Make sure you know where you are going to ride when your CUV is started. Make sure the area
around you and your CUV is safe.
Never ride alone. Always drive within the sight of another rider.
Always drive your CUV while sitting down. Keep both hands on the steering wheel and keep both
feet on the running boards.
Don’t ride your CUV on roads or over railroad tracks. Your CUV makes noise that will keep you
from hearing cars, trucks or trains that may be coming towards you.
Don’t ride at night.
Learn where there are lakes, rivers, ponds and ditches in your driving area. Stay away from them.
Never ride on frozen water. The ice could cause an accident resulting in severe injury or death. All
ice can be dangerous!
Always be alert and pay attention to where you are driving. Pay attention to other drivers and be even
more careful around them because you don’t know what they’re going to do.
Never follow another CUV too closely. Always allow lots of time and space to stop your CUV.
You must always follow the safe riding rules found on this page. If you do not, an accident could
occur resulting in severe injury or death.
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FEATURES AND OPERATION
1.
IGNITION SWITCH
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OFF - The engine is off. Electrical circuits are off
ON - Electrical circuits are on. Electrical equipment can be used
START - Turn the key to the START position to engage the electric
starter. The key returns to the ON position when released.
1. Turn the fuel valve on.
2. Sit in the driver's seat and fasten the seat belt.
3. Secure the cab nets.
4. Place the transmission in neutral. Set the parking brake.
5. Apply the brakes.
6. Do not press the throttle pedal while starting the engine.
7. Turn the ignition key past the ON/RUN position to START.
Engage the starter for a maximum of five seconds. Release the
key when the engine starts.
NOTICE: Operating the vehicle immediately after starting could
cause engine damage. Allow the engine to warm up for
several minutes before operating the vehicle.
8. If the engine does not start within five seconds, return the
ignition switch to the OFF position and wait five seconds.
Repeat steps 7 and 8 until the engine starts.
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Ignition Switch
FEATURES AND OPERATION (cont.)
2.
STOPPING THE ENGINE
1. Release the throttle pedal completely and brake to a complete
stop.
2. Place the transmission in neutral.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Stop the engine.
5. Turn the fuel valve off.
3. HOOD
The hood switch locates at the left side of transmission gear.
If you want to take the hood turn right hood key open the hood
Compartment not waterproof
To prevent damage, lock hood when
operating vehicle
Hood Switch
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FEATURES AND OPERATION (cont.)
4. ENGINE THROTTLE
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Do not start or operate a CUV with a
sticky or improperly operating throttle. A
sticky or improperly operating throttle
could cause an accident resulting in
severe injury or death.
Always contact your dealer for service
repairs whenever throttle problems arise.
Failure to check or maintain proper
operation of the throttle system can result
in the throttle lever sticking during riding
and cause an accident.
Make sure there's adequate throttle pedal
freeplay.
Push the pedal down to increase engine speed.
Spring pressure returns the pedal to the rest
position when released. Always check that the
throttle pedal returns normally before starting the
engine.
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Throttle Pedal
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FEATURES AND OPERATION (cont.)
5.
MANUAL CHOKE LEVER
The choke lever is located left the parking brake lever.
The choke is used when starting a cold engine.
Pull the choke lever to the left before starting the engine.
When the engine starts, gradually return the choke lever to the
OFF position as the engine warms up and runs smoothly
Manual Choke lever
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BRAKES
Release the throttle pedal completely. (When the throttle pedal is
released completely and engine speed slows to near idle, the
vehicle has no engine braking.)
Press on the brake pedal evenly and firmly. Practice starting and
stopping (using the brakes) until you're familiar with the controls.
Always apply both brakes at the same time or loss of control of
CUV can occur resulting in serious injury or death.
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FEATURES AND OPERATION (cont.)
6.
BRAKES (cont.)
FRONT AND REAR BRAKES
The Brake fluid Reservoir located under the hood.
Check the fluid level:
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With the CUV on level ground, check through under the dashboard,
the fluid level in the reservoir is between the upper and lower level
lines.
Brake fluid Reservoir
Upper Level Lin (MAX)
Brake fluid refilling method:
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1.Take off the cover.
2.Refilling the recommended DOT-4 brake fluid
until the level reaches the upper limit.
3.Put on the cover and tighten.
Disc brake
The CUV has a two disc brake on front / rear A ram. Check the
operation of rear brake pedal and brake function before each riding. Be
sure to check periodically the brake shoes. If the brake shoe is worn to
the ware limit, have a local dealer replace a new brake shoe.
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Lower Level Lin (MIN)
FEATURES AND OPERATION (cont.)
6.
BRAKES (cont.)
Disc brake
Always test brake lever travel and reservoir fluid level before
riding.
Disc Brake
Knob
Manual Choke Lever
Final drive sprocket bolt toque: 155 Nm
Rear brake disk nut toque: 29 Nm
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PARKING BRAKE
The parking brake lever is located at the center of the seat.
Pull the lever up and to the rear to apply the parking brake.
To release, push in and hold the knob on the end of the
lever and push the lever all the way down. Spring pressure
helps return the lever to the released position.
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Parking Brake Lever
FEATURES AND OPERATION (cont.)
7.
PARKING BRAKE
Parking brake indicator
The parking brake indicator is located right the
transmission gear selector.
Parking Brake Indicator
Always check to be sure that parking brake has been
disengaged before operating the CUV. An accident could
result causing severe injury if the parking brake is left on
while CUV is operated.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS:
• Always lock the parking brake before starting the engine.
• Once the engine has warmed enough for operation, release the
parking brake and gently apply the throttle to go forward.
Always lock the parking brake whenever the CUV is left unattended.
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FEATURES AND OPERATION (cont.)
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TRANSMISSION GEAR SHIFT LEVER
The transmission gear shift lever is located on the right side of the
CUV.
The gear shift lever has four (4) positions: Low, High, Neutral, and
Reverse.
To Change Gears:
“H” ---> “L” Push in the shift lever knob and mover the lever forward.
“N” ---> “R” Push in the knob and mover the lever backward
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Stop CUV and hold the rear brake lever, keeping the engine idling.
Move the lever to the desired gear.
DO NOT attempt to shift gears with engine speed above idle or
while the vehicle is moving.
Always place the transmission in gear with the parking brake
locked whenever the vehicle is left unattended.
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FEATURES AND OPERATION (cont.)
8. TRANSMISSION GEAR SHIFT LEVER (cont.)
Maintaining shift linkage adjustment is important to assure proper transmission function. Should you
experience any shifting problem, see your local AEON dealer.
• Be sure the CUV is in the Neutral position before you start the engine.
• If you cannot change gears, do not force gear shift lever into gear. Instead, try to change to the Neutral
position first, press the throttle, then try to change gears.
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Do not attempt to shift the transmission while the vehicle is moving or while operating on
hilly terrain.
Always place the transmission in gear with the parking brake locked whenever the vehicle
is left unattended.
For your safety, apply the rear brake lever when you shift to Reverse. If you do not, the
engine will stop immediately. To restart the engine shift back to Neutral and use normal
start procedure.
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9.
THE CVT SYSTEM
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The CVT system rotates at high speeds, creating large amounts of force on clutch components.
Extensive engineering and testing has been conducted to insure the safety of this product.
However, as the owner you have the following responsibilities to make sure this system remains
safe:
Do not modify any component of the CVT system. Doing so may reduce its strength so that a
failure may occur at high speeds. This system has been precision balanced. Any modification will
cause the system to be out of balance, creating vibration and additional loads on components.
Routine maintenance is the responsibility of the owner. Always follow recommended
maintenance procedures. See your AEON dealer for questions or maintenance.
The CVT housing must be securely in place during operation.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS WARNING CAN RESULT IN SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH.
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FEATURES AND OPERATION (cont.)
10. STEERING WHEEL
Check the steering wheel for the specified free play and smooth
operation.
Park the CUV on level ground. Lightly turn the steering wheel left
and right. There should be 5~15mm of free play.
11. ENGINE AIR FILTER
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The engine air filter should be changed by dealer every
100 hours of operation or annually.
For more information, see page 105.
If your CUV is stored/operated in salt-water areas, it must be
rinsed with fresh water to prevent corrosion that can be
caused by seawater.
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Steering Wheel
FEATURES AND OPERATION (cont.)
12. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM
Fuel Tank
• The fuel tank filler cap is located under the left side of the seat.
• The capacity of fuel tank is 4.69 gallons (17.8 liters).
• Use unleaded gasoline with an octane number of 87 or higher.
The CUV is equipped with an in-line fuel filter.
This filter should be replaced by your dealer after every 100 hours
of operation or annually. Do not attempt to clean the fuel filter.
Fuel tank cap
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Be sure to tighten fuel cap after refueling.
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FEATURES AND OPERATION (cont.)
12. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM (cont.)
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive under certain conditions.
! Never store CUV near products with a pilot light, such as, gas hot water heater or stoves.
! Always exercise extreme caution when you handle gasoline.
! Always refuel with the engine stopped and outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
! Do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks in or near the area where refueling is
performed or where gasoline is stored.
! Do not overfill the tank. Do not fill the tank neck.
! If you get gasoline on your skin or clothing, immediately wash it off with soap and water and
change clothing.
! The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
! Never start the engine or let it run in an enclosed area. Gasoline powered engine exhaust
fumes are poisonous and can cause loss of consciousness and death in a short time.
! Shut off fuel valve (if so equipped) whenever the CUV is stored or parked.
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FEATURES AND OPERATION (cont.)
Fuel meter
12. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM (cont.)
Fuel Meter
The fuel meter indicates the amount of fuel in the fuel tank.
The display segments of the fuel meter disappear from
“F”(full) towards “E”(empty) as the fuel level decreases.
When the “E” segment disappears and the fuel level warning
indicator flashes, refuel as soon as possible.
• Never allow a child to refuel or handle gasoline.
• Always stop the engine when refueling.
• Always refuel outdoors or in a well ventilated area.
• Do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks in or near
the refueling area or where gasoline is stored.
“E” segment
Fuel Filter
•
•
•
The CUBE 350 or CUBE 350 X4 is equipped with
an in-line fuel filter.
This filter should be replaced by your dealer after
every 100 hours of operation, or annually.
Do not attempt to clean the fuel filter.
In-line Fuel Filter
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FEATURES AND OPERATION (cont.)
12. ENGINE FUEL SYSTEM (cont.)
Engine Oil Check
A. (Refilling or change)
1. Position the vehicle on a level surface.
2. View the oil level through the sight glass (1) on the right
side of the vehicle.
3. Remove the fill plug (2) and add the recommended oil as needed.
4. Reinstall the fill plug.
•
•
•
In order to maintain the excellent performance of your CUV
engine, check the engine oil level before every use.
To avoid serious engine damage, always refill oil reservoir
when the oil level is low. Running the engine with low oil
levels will cause the engine to overheat and seize. If the engine
seizes, it will have to be rebuilt by your AEON dealer.
Engine repair cost resulting from damage caused by running
the engine with low oil levels is not covered under warranty.
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FEATURES AND OPERATION (cont.)
13. SEAT
The seat lever is located under of the seat.
• Pull the lever up can be to move the seat proper position for drivers.
• Always make sure the seat is locked in place before riding.
14. SAFETY BELT
The CUV is equipped with Safety belts for both the operator and
passenger. Always wear the Safety belts when operating and
riding the vehicle.
Check that the Safety belt function properly. Push the latch plate
into the buckle until is clicks. The latch plate must slide smoothly
into the buckle. The click sound shows it is securely latched. Push
the red button in the buckle to make sure it releases freely. Also
check the belt webbing for wear, cuts or damage.
Safety belts reduce injury. Always wear your
Safety belt. Always adjust the belt to a Snug fit.
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Seat Lever
Safety Belt
Latch Plate
Buckle
FEATURES & OPERATION (cont.)
15. EXHAUST PIPE / MUFFLER / HEAT SHIELDS
The exhaust pipe, muffler and heat shields are
very hot after operation. DO NOT touch them
until they have cooled.
Muffler
Exhaust pipe
The engine exhaust from this product
contains chemicals known to cause cancer,
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Gasoline powered engine exhaust fumes are
poisonous and can cause loss of consciousness
and death in a short time.
Heat shields
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FEATURES & OPERATION (cont.)
16. BATTERY
The battery is located under the left side of panel side.
Battery – Installation
Battery
To avoid the possibility of explosion, always connect battery
cables in the order specified: Red (+) first; Black (-) last. An
exploding battery can cause serious injury or death.
•
•
•
•
(-)
The proper battery for this CUV is YTX12-BS.
To install the battery, set the battery in its holder.
Connect the red wire to the (+) terminal and the black wire to
the (-) terminal.
Attach the hold down strap.
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FEATURES & OPERATION (cont.)
16. BATTERY (cont.)
BATTERY (cont.)
‼
‼
‼
‼
Never remove battery tops.
Never attempt to add water.
Never reverse leads, this could cause an EXPLOSION.
Never operate this CUV without the battery cables connected and
tightened. Loose or disconnected battery cables will spark and could
cause the unit to catch on fire.
‼ Never use a car to jumpstart. Damage to the system will result and could
cause an EXPLOSION.
Failure to pay attention to this warning could result in severe personal
injury or death.
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FEATURES & OPERATION (cont.)
16. BATTERY (cont.)
BATTERY (cont.) – Care of Terminals
•
Battery terminals and connections should be kept free of corrosion.
•
If cleaning is necessary, remove the corrosion with a stiff wire brush.
•
Wash with a solution of 1 tablespoon baking soda and 1 cup water.
•
Rinse well with tap water and dry off with clean rags.
•
Coat the terminals with dielectric grease or petroleum jelly.
•
Be careful not to allow cleaning solution or tap water into the
battery.
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FEATURES & OPERATION (cont.)
16. BATTERY (cont.)
BATTERY (cont.) – Battery Fluid / Battery Removal
Your AEON CUV is equipped with an Absorbed Glass Matte (AGM),
no-maintenance battery.
• DO NOT remove battery top.
• DO NOT attempt to add water.
Battery Removal
• Disconnect hold down straps holding the electrical box and
battery in position.
• Disconnect the Black (-) cable first.
• Disconnect the Red (+) cable next.
• Lift the battery out of the CUV. Battery is sealed and should not
leak.
NOTE: If the CUV will not be operated for 3 months or more, the
battery should be removed, charged to proper level, and stored in a cool,
dry place. Before reusing, take the battery to your dealer for testing and
recharging.
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FEATURES & OPERATION (cont.)
17. DUMP BOX
For loading and unloading, the tailgate of the dump box
can be opened by releasing the snap fastener(A) on the
right/left side.
The dump box may be tilted by releasing the latch(B)
on the left side, and then lifting the dump box.
A
Support the dump box in the tilted position with the
Upholder Box (C) provided on the bottom of the bed
for engine maintenance and adjustment.
Maximum Load:200kg(440 lb)
B
CAUTION
C
Do not carry more than the maximum load stated in this
manual.
Never carry a passenger on the tailgate.
No loading is allowed on the tailgate.
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FEATURES AND OPERATION (cont.)
18. SPARK PLUG
• Foul, black deposit on the spark plug electrodes and/or improper gap
size may result in spark plug misfire. The proper gap for the
electrode is .024 – .028 inch (0.6 – 0.7 mm). The standard type of
spark plug is NGK DPR7EA-9.
19. REAR GEARCASE LUBRICATION
The rear gearcase lubricant level should be checked and changed in
accordance with the maintenance schedule.
Be sure vehicle is level before proceeding.
Check vent hose to be sure it is routed properly and unobstructed.
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FEATURES AND OPERATION (cont.)
20. THE DIFFERENTIAL/FINAL GEAR OIL
Changing the differential/final gear oil
1. Place the vehicle on a level surface.
2. Place a container under the differential/final gear case to
collect the used oil.
3. Remove the oil filler bolt and the drain bolt to drain the oil.
4. Install the drain bolt, and then tighten it to the specified
torque.
5. Add the recommended differential/final gear oil up to the
brim of the filler hole.
6. Install the oil filler bolt, and then tighten it to the specified
torque.
7. Check for oil leakage .If oil leakage is found, check for the
cause.
Changing the differential
(Only 4WD)
The recommended gear oil is SAE 80W-90
Refill the differential/final gear oil about 150 ml.
The filler/drain bolt toque: 24 Nm
Final gear
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FEATURES AND OPERATION (cont.)
21. SUSPENSION
Front Suspension
•
The front R/L side suspensions can be adjusted to any
of five (5) pre-load positions so they can be matched to
load and riding conditions.
• Always be sure to adjust both front left and front right
shock absorbers to the same position. Failure to do so
could result in severe injury or death.
Rear Suspension
•
Front Adjuster Ring
The rear suspension can be adjusted to any of five (5)
pre-load positions. Adjust to the proper setting for
load and riding conditions.
1 Special wrench
2 Position indicator
Rear Adjuster Ring
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FEATURES AND OPERATION (cont.)
22. BRAKE LIGHT
Taillight/Brake light Lamp Replacement
•
If the taillight/brake light does not work the lamp may
need to be replaced.
1. Remove the taillight lens cover mounting screws .
2. Remove the lens cover and set aside for reassembly.
3. Remove the lamp.
4. Apply dielectric grease to the socket and install a new lamp.
5. Test the taillight/brake light for proper operation.
6. Reinstall the lens cover.
23. 2WD/4WD Selection Switch (4WD Only)
The 2WD/4WD selection switch is used for changing the manner in
which engine power is supplied to the wheels. Select 2WD/4WD
according to surface conditions.
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RIDING & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
OUTLINE:
1) Riding Gear
2) Starting the Engine
3) CUV Break-in Period
4) Riding
5) Making Turns
6) Hauling Cargo
7) Riding on Slippery Surfaces
8) Traveling Uphill
9) Side Hill Riding
10) Traveling Downhill
11) Turning Around on a Hill
12) Crossing Streams
13) Trail Obstacles
14) Parking
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51
52
53
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54
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
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RIDING & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)
PAY ATTENTION WHEN YOU SEE THE SYMBOLS BELOW
This is the safety alert symbol. When you see this symbol in this manual be
alert to the potential for personal injury.
This symbol indicates a potential hazard that could result in severe injury
or death. When you see this symbol on your machine or in this manual it
means PAY ATTENTION! If you don’t, you could get hurt very badly or
even killed. Your safety is involved!
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RIDING & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)
Never run an engine in an enclosed area. Carbon monoxide exhaust gas is
poisonous and can cause severe injury or death. Always start engines outdoors.
Engine damage could result if you do not allow your CUV adequate warm-up time
before operating.
Remember to perform the Pre-ride Check before riding CUV.
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RIDING & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)
1)
RIDING GEAR
CUV riding requires special protective clothing and equipment to help reduce chances of injury.
•
Helmet – Your helmet is the most important piece of protective gear for safe riding. A helmet can
prevent severe head injury.
Make sure your helmet meets or exceeds your state’s safety standards and bears either the
Department of Transportation (DOT) label, the American National Standards Institute label
(ANSI z90.1), or the Snell Memorial Foundation label.
•
Eye Protection – Do not depend on sunglasses for eye protection. A pair of goggles or helmet
face shield offers the best protection for your eyes. They should be shatterproof and should be
kept clean. Check for one of these marks to be sure your choice of eye protection is of
shatterproof design: z2.1 or VESC8.
•
Gloves – Off-road gloves with knuckle pads are the best for comfort and protection.
•
Clothing – To protect your body, long sleeves and pants should always be worn. Riding pants
with kneepads, a jersey, a chest protector, and elbow pads provide the best protection. It is also
suggested that your footwear should be ankle or higher boots.
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RIDING & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)
2)
STARTING THE ENGINE / Procedure for Starting a Cold Engine
1.
2.
3.
Set the parking brake.
Turn the ignition key to ON.
Turn the key to the START position to engage the electric starter. The key returns to the ON
position when released.
Do not press the throttle when starting the engine.
Push the Starter position for a maximum or five seconds, releasing the Starter position when the
vehicle starts. If engine does not start, release the Starter position and wait five seconds then
press the Starter position for another five seconds. Repeat this procedure until engine starts.
If the engine is cold,engage the manual choke. After the engine starts, vary the engine RPM
slightly with the throttle to aid in warm-up until the engine idles smoothly. Do not make any
adjustments to the carburetor until the engine has warmed up at least five (5) minutes.
4.
5.
6.
Don’t press the Starter position when the engine is running.
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RIDING & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)
3)
CUV BREAK-IN PERIOD
The break-in period for your AEON CUV is the time it takes for the CUV to use up the first full tank of
gasoline. This break-in period is vital to the efficiency of performance and length of life of the engine.
Do not operate at full throttle or high speeds for extended periods during the first 3 hours of
riding. Excessive heat can build up and cause damage to close-fitted engine parts.
1. Drive slowly at first. Operate in an open area to familiarize yourself with the CUV operation
and handling.
2. Vary the throttle position.
3. Perform regular checks on fluid levels, controls, and all important areas on the vehicle as
outlined on the pre-ride checklist found on page 18.
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RIDING & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)
4)
RIDING
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
Sit upright with both feet on the footrests and both hands on the handlebars.
Start the engine and allow it to warm up.
Check your surroundings and determine your path of travel.
Release the parking brake.
Slowly press the throttle lever with your right thumb and begin driving. Vehicle speed is
controlled by the amount of throttle opening.
Drive slowly. Practice maneuvering and using the throttle and brakes on level surfaces.
5)
MAKING TURNS
Practice making turns at slow speeds. AEON CUV are equipped with a solid rear axle that drives
both rear wheels equally at all times. This means that the wheel on the outside of the turn must travel
a greater distance than the inside wheel and the inside tire must slip traction slightly during the turn.
To turn, steer in the direction of the turn, lean your upper body to the inside of the turn while
supporting your weight on the outer footrest. This technique alters the balance of traction between the
rear wheels allowing the turn to be made smoothly.
Avoid turning at sharp angles. Tipover and severe injury may result.
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RIDING & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)
6)
HAULING CARGO
The CUBE 350 OR CUBE 350 X4 was designed to haul loads within a limited weight range. Never exceed
the weight capacities listed in the specifications table on page 124 of this Owner’s Manual.
Cargo weight should be evenly distributed (1/3 on the front rack and 2/3 on the rear rack) and mounted as
low as possible. When operating over rough or hilly terrain, reduce speed and cargo weight to maintain
stable driving conditions.
Hauling cargo improperly can alter vehicle handling and may cause loss of control or brake
instability and result in serious injury or death. Always heed the warnings listed on this page and
the following page.
•
•
REDUCE SPEED AND ALLOW GREATER DISTANCE FOR BRAKING WHEN CARRYING
CARGO.
CARGO WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION should be 1/3 on the front rack and 2/3 on the rear rack. When
operating over rough or hilly terrain, reduce speed and cargo to maintain stable driving conditions.
Carrying loads on one rack only increases the possibility of vehicle tip over.
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RIDING & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)
6)
HAULING CARGO (cont.)
•
ALL LOADS MUST BE SECURED BEFORE MOVING VEHICLE. Unsecured loads can create
unstable operating conditions, which could result in loss of control of the vehicle.
LOADS MUST BE CARRIED AS LOW ON THE RACKS AS POSSIBLE. Carrying loads high on
the racks raises the center of gravity of the vehicle and creates a less stable operating condition.
When cargo loads are carried high on the racks, the weight of the loads must be reduced to maintain
stable operating conditions.
OPERATE ONLY WITH STABLE AND SAFELY ARRANGED LOADS. When handling
off-centered loads which cannot be centered, securely fasten load and operate with extra caution.
EXTREME CAUTION MUST BE USED when operating with loads extending over the rack sides.
Stability and maneuverability may be adversely affected, causing the machine to overturn.
DO NOT TRAVEL FASTER THAN THE RECOMMENDED SPEEDS.
•
•
•
•
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RIDING & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)
7)
RIDING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
Whenever riding on slippery surfaces such as wet trails or loose gravel, or during cold, freezing
weather, special attention must be paid to prevent vehicle turnover.
1.
2.
3.
Slow down when entering slippery areas.
Remain alert, reading the trail and avoiding quick, sharp turns that can cause skids.
Correct a skid by turning the handlebars in the direction of the skid and shifting your body weight
forward.
Never apply brakes during a skid. Complete loss of CUV control can result.
Whenever possible, avoid excessively slippery surfaces.
Always reduce speed and use additional caution.
4.
5.
6.
•
•
Failure to exercise care when operating the CUV on slippery surfaces can be dangerous.
Loss of tire traction and vehicle control can result in an accident, including an overturn, resulting
in severe injury or death.
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RIDING & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)
8)
•
•
TRAVELING UPHILL
Do not operate this CUV on hilly terrain. If you cannot avoid operating in hilly terrain,
use extreme caution. Braking and handling are greatly affected.
Loss of vehicle control or overturning of the CUV could result causing sever injury or
death.
If you HAVE to travel uphill, always travel straight uphill and:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Avoid steep hills (25° maximum).
Keep both feet on the footrests.
Transfer your weight forward.
Proceed at a steady rate of speed and throttle opening.
Remain alert and be prepared to take emergency action. This may include quick dismount of the CUV.
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RIDING & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)
9)
SIDE HILL RIDING
Avoid traveling across the side of a hill. In the event you do enter into a situation where side hill
riding is unavoidable:
1.
2.
3.
Slow down.
Lean into the hill transferring your upper body weight up hill while keeping your feet on the footrests.
Steer slightly into the hill to maintain vehicle direction.
IF THE VEHICLE BEGINS TO TIP, QUICKLY TURN THE FRONT WHEEL DOWNHILL, IF
POSSIBLE, OR DISMOUNT ON THE UPHILL SIDE IMMEDIATELY!
Improperly crossing hills or turning on hills can be dangerous. Loss of vehicle control or
overturning of the CUV could result causing severe injury or death.
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RIDING & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)
10) TRAVELING DOWNHILL
When descending a hill:
1. Drive directly downhill.
2. Transfer your weight to the rear of the vehicle.
3. Slow down.
4. Slightly apply the front and rear brakes at the same time to help in slowing.
Do not travel at excessive speeds. It is dangerous and can cause loss of vehicle control and tipping,
resulting in severe injury or death.
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RIDING & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)
11) TURNING AROUND ON A HILL
If your CUV stalls while climbing a hill, NEVER back it down the hill!
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Stop and lock the parking brake while maintaining body weight uphill.
Shut off engine.
Dismount on left or uphill side of CUV.
Staying uphill, turn handlebars full left (while facing front of CUV).
While holding service brake, release parking brake lock and slowly allow CUV to roll around to your
right until CUV is pointing across the hill or slightly downward.
Lock the parking brake and remount CUV from the uphill side – keep body weight uphill.
Restart engine, release parking brake, and proceed slowly, controlling speed with the brakes, until
CUV is on reasonably level ground.
Avoid climbing steep hills. Loss of vehicle control or overturning of the CUV could occur resulting
in severe injury or death.
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RIDING & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)
12) CROSSING STREAMS
Your AEON CUV can operate through water up to depths just below the footrests.
Before operating through streams:
1.
2.
3.
4.
•
Determine water depths and currents.
Choose a crossing where both banks have gradual inclines.
Proceed slowly, avoiding rocks and obstacles if possible.
Remember that wet brakes do not always operate normally. After crossing, dry the brakes by
applying light pressure to the levers until braking action is normal.
Do not operate your CUV through deep or fast moving water. If you cannot avoid water that exceeds
the recommended maximum depth, go slowly, balance your weight carefully, avoid sudden
movements; maintain a slow and steady forward motion. Do not make sudden turns or stops and do
not make sudden throttle changes.
NOTE: If the CUV is run through water, it is critical that it is serviced as outlined in the maintenance
chart beginning on page 97 of this manual. These areas need special attention: engine oil, gear lube and all
grease fittings.
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RIDING & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (cont.)
13) TRAIL OBSTACLES
KEEP ALERT! Look ahead and learn to read the trail as you ride. Stay on the right side of the trail, if
possible, and be constantly alert for hazards such as logs, rocks, and low-hanging branches.
Not all obstacles are visible. Travel with caution on trails. Severe injury or death can result if your
CUV comes in contact with hidden obstacles.
14) PARKING
1.
2.
Turn the ignition key to the ON position.
Set the parking brake.
NOTE: Avoid parking on an incline. If you must park on an incline, always block the rear wheels on the
downhill side with a rock or other heavy object that is large enough to prevent the CUV from rolling
back.
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OPERATION WARNING DECALS AND WARNINGS PRINTED IN MANUAL
UNDERSTANDING WARNINGS
Failure to follow the WARNINGS in this manual can result in SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH.
SAFETY ALERTS!
WARNINGS identify special instructions or procedures which, if not correctly followed, could
result in personal injury or loss of life. Read all WARNINGS in this manual carefully; ALWAYS
follow their instructions.
NOTE: Warning decals have been placed on the vehicle for the protection of the operator(s). Read and
follow the instructions on each decal carefully. If any decal becomes illegible or comes off, contact your
AEON dealer for replacement. The part number is printed on the decal.
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OPERATION WARNING DECALS
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OPERATION WARNING DECALS (cont.
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OPERATION WARNING DECALS (cont.)
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OPERATION WARNING DECALS (cont.
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OPERATION WARNING DECALS (cont )
LOW
HIGH
NEUTRAL
REVERSE
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OPERATION WARNINGS PRINTED IN THIS MANUAL
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this CUV without proper instruction.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The risk of an accident with severe injury or death is greatly increased if the operator
does know not how to operate the CUV properly in different situations and on
different types of terrain.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Beginning an inexperienced operators should complete a certified training course.
They should regularly practice the skills learned in the course and operating
techniques described in the Owner’s Manual.
For more information about the training course, contact your authorized CUV dealer.
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OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to follow the age recommendations for this CUV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Use by children of CUV that are not recommended for their age can lead to severe
injury or death of the child.
Even though a child may be within the age group for which some CUV are
recommended, he or she may not have the skills, abilities, or judgment needed to
operate the CUV safely and could be involved in a serious accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Follow the age guideline printed on your vehicle.
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OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Carrying a passenger on the tailgate.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
A passenger riding on the tailgate could be
ejected from the vehicle unexpectedly or may
contact moving components, both of which can
result in severe injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never allow passengers to ride on the tailgate.
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OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this CUV on paved surfaces, including sidewalks, paths, parking lots, and
driveways.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
The CUV tires are designed for off-road use. Paved surfaces may seriously affect
handing and control of the CUV and may cause loss of control of the vehicle, resulting
in severe injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Avoid operating the CUV on pavement whenever possible. If you must ride on a
paved surface, go slowly and do not make sudden turns or stops.
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OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this CUV on public streets, roads, or highways.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You can collide with another vehicle, resulting in severe injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID HAZARD
Never operate this CUV on any public street, road or highway, even a dirt or gravel
one. In many states it is illegal to operate CU Von public streets, roads and highways.
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OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this CUV Without wearing an approved helmet, eye protection And
protective clothing.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Operating without an Approved helmet increases your chances of severe Head injury
or death in event of an accident. Operating without eye protection can result in severe
Injury in event of an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always wear an Approved helmet that fits properly. You should Also wear eye
protection (goggles or face shield), Gloves, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, and long
pants.
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OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this CUV after consumption of alcohol or drugs.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could seriously affect your judgment.
Could cause you to react more slowly.
Could affect your balance and protection.
Could cause an accident resulting in severe injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
NEVER consume alcohol or drugs before or while driving this CUV.
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OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this CUV at excessive speeds.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases your chances of losing control of the CUV, which can cause an accident,
resulting in severe injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always travel at a proper speed for the terrain, visibility, operating conditions, and
your experience.
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OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Attempting wheelies, jumps and other stunts.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increases the chance of rolling the vehicle and/or causing an causing an accident
resulting in severe injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never attempt stunts, such as wheelies or jumps. Don’t try to show off.
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OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to inspect the CUV before operating. Failure to properly maintain the
CUV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Increased possibility of an accident or equipment damage. Could cause an
accident resulting in severe injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Always inspect your CUV each time you use it to make sure the CUV is
in safe operating condition.
♦ Always follow the inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules
described in the Owner’s Manual.
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OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Removing hands from handlebars or feet from footrests during operation.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Removing even one hand or foot will reduce your ability to control the CUV or
could cause you to lose your balance and fall off the CUV. If you remove a foot
from the footrest, your foot or leg may come into contact with the rear wheels,
which could injure you or cause an accident resulting in severe injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footrests of your
CUV during operation.
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OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to use extra care when operating this CUV on unfamiliar terrain.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You can come upon hidden rocks, bumps, or holes, without enough time to react.
Could result in the CUV rolling or driver losing control of the vehicle and causing an
accident resulting in severe injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Go slowly and be extra careful when operating on unfamiliar terrain. Always be alert
to changing conditions when operating the CUV.
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OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Failure to use extra care when operating on excessively rough, slippery or loose
terrain.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause damage to terrain, or loss of vehicle control, or rolling the vehicle, or
causing an accident resulting in severe injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID HAZARD
♦ Do not operate on excessively rough, slippery or loose terrain until you have
learned and practiced the skills necessary to control the CUV on such terrain.
♦ Always be especially cautious on rough terrain.
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OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Turning improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Driver could lose control of the CUV, rolling the vehicle or causing an accident
resulting in severe injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Always follow proper procedures for turning.
♦ Practice turning at low speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds.
♦ Do not turn at excessive speed.
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OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Climbing hills improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control, or cause CUV to overturn, or cause an accident resulting
in severe Injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills.
♦ Always check the terrain carefully before you start up any hill.
♦ Never climb hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces. Shift your weight
forward.
♦ Never open the throttle suddenly. The CUV could flip over backwards.
♦ Never go over the top of any hill at high speed. An obstacle, a sharp drop, or
another vehicle or person could be on the other side of the hill.
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OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Going down a hill improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or cause CUV to overturn causing an accident resulting in
severe injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Always follow proper procedures for going down hills as described in the Owner’s
Manual.
♦ Always check the terrain carefully before you start down any hill. Shift your
weight backward. Never go down a hill at high speed.
♦ Avoid going down a hill at an angle that could cause the vehicle to lean sharply to
one side.
♦ Go straight down the hill where possible.
84
OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly crossing hills or turning on hills.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control, or CUV to roll, or cause an accident resulting in severe
injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Avoid hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces.
♦ Shift your weight to the uphill side of the CUV.
♦ Never attempt to turn the CUV around on any hill until you have mastered the
turning technique on level ground. (Practice turning at low speeds on level ground
before attempting to turn at faster speeds. Do not turn at excessive speeds.)
♦ Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill if possible.
85
OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Stalling, rolling backwards or improperly dismounting while climbing a hill.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could allow CUV to overturn causing an accident resulting in severe injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Maintain steady speed when climbing a hill.
♦ If you lose all forward speed: Keep weight uphill. Apply the brakes. Lock parking
brake after you are stopped.
♦ If you begin rolling backwards: Keep weight uphill; never apply engine power.
Never apply the rear brake while rolling backwards. Apply the front brake slowly by
squeezing the RH lever. When fully stopped, apply rear brake as well, and then lock
parking brake. Dismount on uphill side, or to either side if pointed straight uphill.
♦ Turn the CUV around and remount, following the procedure described in the
Owner’s Manual.
86
OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Skidding or sliding.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
You may lose control of the CUV.
You may also regain traction unexpectedly; both of which may allow the CUV to
overturn causing an accident resulting in severe injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
On slippery surfaces, such as ice, go slowly and be very cautious in order to reduce the
chance of skidding or sliding out of control.
87
OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Improperly operating over obstacles.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause loss of control or a collision. Could cause the CUV to overturn.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Before operating in a new area, check for obstacles.
♦ Never attempt to ride over large obstacles such as large rocks or fallen trees.
♦ If you cannot avoid obstacles, use extreme caution when riding over obstacles.
88
OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Riding on frozen lakes and rivers.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Severe injury or death can result if the CUV and/or the operator break through the ice.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
Never ride your CUV on a frozen body of water.
89
OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this CUV through deep or fast following water.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Tires may float, causing loss of traction and loss of control, which could lead to an
accident, resulting in severe injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Avoid operating the CUV through deep or fast flowing water. If you cannot avoid
water which exceeds the recommended maximum depth, go slowly, balance your
weight carefully avoiding sudden movement, maintain a slow and steady forward
motion, do not make sudden turns or stops, and do not make sudden throttle
changes.
♦ Remember that wet brakes have reduced stopping ability. Test your brakes after
leaving water. If necessary, apply them several times to let friction dry out the
pads.
90
OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this CUV with incorrect size tires or with uneven tire pressure.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Use incorrect size tires on this CUV, or operation of this CUV with uneven tire
pressure, may cause loss of control and increases the risk of an accident resulting in
severe injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Always use the size and type tires specified in the Owner’s Manual for this
vehicle.
♦ Always maintain proper tire pressure as described in the Owner’s Manual.
91
OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Overloading this CUV.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Could cause changes in vehicle handling that could lead to an accident resulting in
severe injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Never exceed the stated load capacity for this CUV.
♦ Cargo should be properly distributed and securely attached.
♦ Reduce speed.
♦ Allow greater distance for braking.
92
OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
After a rollover or an accident, have a qualified service dealer check the entire vehicle
including, but not limited to, brakes, throttle and steering for possible damage.
Safe operation of this rider active vehicle requires good judgment and physical skills.
Persons with cognitive or physical disabilities who operate this vehicle have an
increased risk of overturns and loss of control, which could result in severe injury or
death.
93
OPERATION WARNINGS (cont.)
POTENTIAL HAZARD
Operating this CUV with improper modifications.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Improper installation of non-OEM accessories or modification of this vehicle may
cause changes in handling which, in some situations, could lead to an accident.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Never modify this CUV through improper installation or use of non-OEM
accessories.
♦ All parts and accessories added to this vehicle should be designed for use on this
CUV and should be installed and used according to instructions.
♦ WARNING: Do not ride this vehicle without battery properly installed. Riding
CUBE 350 OR CUBE 350 X4 without battery properly installed may cause
short-circuit and result in shorting out electrical system causing a fire, resulting in
severe injury or death.
♦ If you have questions, consult an authorized dealer.
94
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS
Record these numbers from your CUV in the spaces provided.
1. Engine Serial Number (Left side of engine
crankcase)
2. Frame VIN (located on the right side of the
vehicle.)
Remove the spare key and store in a safe place. Your key can be duplicated only by obtaining a key
blank from AEON and having it cut by using your existing key.
The Engine Serial Number and Frame VIN are important for model identification when registering
your vehicle, obtaining insurance or whenever replacement parts are required. If your vehicle is
stolen these numbers are essential to the recovery and identification of your CUV.
95
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
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•
•
Periodic maintenance will help keep your CUV in the safest, most reliable condition. Inspection,
adjustment and lubrication intervals of important components are explained in the chart on the
following pages.
Maintenance intervals are based upon average riding conditions and an average CUV speed of
approximately 10-mph. CUV subjected to severe use, such as operation in wet, dusty or salt-water
areas, should be inspected and serviced more frequently. If you are not familiar with safe service and
adjustment procedures, have your local AEON dealer perform these operations.
Inspect, clean, lubricate, adjust or replace parts as necessary. NOTE: Inspection may reveal the need
for replacement parts. Always use genuine parts available from your local AEON dealer.
■
Due to the nature of the adjustments marked with a
in the following maintenance table,
it is recommended that service be performed by an authorized AEON dealer.
96
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
Adjustments marked with
dirty or wet conditions.
■
► must be performed more often if CUV is under severe use, such as
ITEM
HOURS OR
MILES
WHEN
REMARKS
Brake System
Pre-ride
Pre-ride
Check Operation (See pg. 108)
Tires
Pre-ride
Pre-ride
Check inflation. PSI Front-10, Rear–10
Wheels
Pre-ride
Pre-ride
Check for loose nuts.
Frame nuts, bolts,
fasteners
Engine Oil
Pre-ride
Pre-ride
Look for loose fasteners
Daily
Daily
Check when refueling
Brake pad wear
10 hrs/100 miles Monthly
97
Inspect periodically; replace as necessary.
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
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►
►
►
►
►
■
►
ITEM
HOURS
OR MILES
WHEN
REMARKS
Carburetor Float Bowl
50 hrs
6 mos
Throttle Cable
50 hrs
6 mos
Steering
50 hrs
6 mos
Drain bowl periodically and prior to
storage
Inspect- adjust, lubricate, replace if
necessary; pre-ride inspection item
Inspect daily, lubricate
Rear Axle
50 hrs
6 mos
Inspect bearings, Lube
Front Suspension
50 hrs
6 mos
Inspect-lubricate, tighten fasteners
Rear Suspension
50 hrs
6 mos
Inspect, tighten fasteners
Rear Gearcase
25 hrs
Monthly
Inspect daily, adjust and lubricate if needed
Clutches (drive & driven)
100 hrs
12 mos
Inspect, clean
Engine Oil
100 hrs
6 mos
Change oil, clean filter
98
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
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■
■
■
■
■
■
ITEM
HOURS OR
MILES
WHEN
REMARKS
Engine Mounts
100 hrs
12 mos
Inspect
Spark Plug
100 hrs
12 mos
Inspect-replace if necessary
Ignition Timing
100 hrs
12 mos
Inspect and adjust as needed
Fuel System
100 hrs
12 mos
Check for leaks at tank cap, lines, fuel valve, filter,
and carburetor. Replace lines every two years.
Fuel Filter
100 hrs
12 mos
Replace annually
Air Filter
100 hrs
12 mos
Replace
Front wheel bearings
300 hrs
36 mos
Inspect, replace if necessary
Idle Speed
As Required As Required
Adjust
Toe adjustment
As Required As Required
Periodic inspection, adjust when parts are
replaced
99
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
LUBRICATION RECOMMENDATIONS
LUBRICATION
RECCOMMENDATION
METHOD
FREQUENCY
SAE 0W-40
See page 115
Change every 6 mos., or 100 hrs.
Transmission Oil
SAE 80W-90
See page 114
Change annually or at 200 hrs.
Rear Gearcase
SAE 80W-90
See page 44
Every Monthly or 25 hrs.
Differential/Final
gear oil
SAE 80W-90
Locate fittings
and grease.
Every 3 mos or 50 hrs.
ITEM
► Engine Oil
► Front-A-Arm
Grease
100
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE RECORD
Use the following chart to record periodic maintenance work:
Maintenance
Interval Performed
First 5 hrs.
25 hrs.
50 hrs.
75 hr.
100 hrs.
Servicing Date
Servicing Dealer
or Person
101
Remarks
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE RECORD
Maintenance
Interval Performed
Servicing Date
Servicing Dealer
or Person
102
Remarks
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
The following items should be checked occasionally for tightness.
AXLE AND WHEEL NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
Front Spindle Nuts
Rear Spindle Nuts
42 – 45 ft. lbs (58-62 Nm)
78 – 81 ft. lbs (108-112 Nm)
NOTE: All nuts that have a cotter pin installed must be serviced by an authorized dealer.
FRONT WHEEL HUB TIGHTENING
Front wheel bearing tightness and spindle nut retention are critical component operations.
Service work must be performed by your authorized AEON dealer.
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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
REAR SPRING ADJUSTMENT
The rear R/L side shock absorber spring is adjusted by rotating the adjuster clockwise, to one of five (5)
positions, to increase spring rate or counter-clockwise to decrease spring rate.
Rear Shock
Absorber Spring
Adjuster
104
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
ENGINE AIR FILTER
The engine air filter should be changed every 100 hours
of operation, or annually (service more often if run in
dusty or wet conditions). The air filter is located under
the dump box. It is recommended that you have your
local dealer perform this procedure.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Remove the dump box.
Release the clips and remove the air box cover.
Loosen the clamp and remove the filter.
Remove the pre-filter from the main filter. wash the
pre-filter in soapy water, then rinse and let dry.
Reinstall the pre-filter over the main filter.
(Replace the main filter if needed.).
Reinstall the filter into the air box and tighten the
clamp. Do not over tighten the clamp, as filter
damage could occur.
Pre-filter
Main filter
105
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
THROTTLE FREEPLAY
If the throttle pedal has excessive play due to cable stretch or misadjustment, it will cause a delay in
throttle response, especially at low engine speed. The throttle may also not open fully. If the throttle
pedal has no freeplay, the throttle may be hard to control, and the idle speed may be erratic.
Throttle Freeplay Inspection
1. Place the transmission in neutral. Set the parking brake.
2. Start the engine. Allow it to warm up thoroughly.
3. Measure the distance the throttle pedal moves before the engine
begins to pick up speed. Freeplay should be 1/16 to 1/8 inches (1.5-3 mm).
Throttle pedal
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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
STEERING INSPECTION
The steering assembly of the CUV should be checked periodically for loose nuts and bolts. Before riding
the CUV, have your dealer tighten any loose nuts and bolts you find.
CAMBER AND CASTER
Not adjustable. See your dealer.
TOE ALIGNMENT – SEE YOUR LOCAL AEON dealer.
Do not attempt to adjust the tie rod for toe alignment. Severe injury or death can result from
improper adjustment. Contact your local dealer. They have the training and tools to make
adjustments.
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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
PARKING BRAKE ADJUSTMENT
Inspection and adjusting
1. Fully turn the piston thruster then loosen about 5mm back
2. Replace rubber dust-proof if worn or cracked.
3. Install the both spring and swing to caliper.
4. Ensure the upper return spring 50~60mm with cable adapter.
5. Install the adjusting bolt and fastener nut an assembly.
6. Fully turn the adjusting bolt to end then loosen it 3/4 circuit.
Fasten the nut present and security.
7. Inspect the parking lever cable and rubber pad, replace them
if worn or damaged.
8. Position the left hand master cylinder aligned with dot mark
on handle bar.
9. Install parking lever on handlebars. Torque mounting bolts
to 5Nm. Torque the top bolt first.
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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
COOLANT
The coolant is located under the right side of the vehicle.
If the coolant level becomes low, the engine overheats and
may suffer damage. Check the coolant level each day before
operating the vehicle, and replenish coolant if the level is low.
Coolant Level Inspection Changing the coolant
1.Situante the vehicle on level ground.
2.check the coolant level through the coolant level
gauge on the reserve tank. The coolant level should
be between the ”Full” and “ADD” marks.
Changing the coolant
The coolant must be changed by AEON dealer at the intervals
specified in the periodic maintenance and lubrication chart.
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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
12 VOLT ACCESSORY OUTLET
A 12-volt accessory outlet is located under gear shift lever.
● Always start CUV engine before inserting any accessory into the plug.
● Always remove your accessory when not in use or the engine is stopper.
DC ACCESSORY
OUTLET
110
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
SPARK PLUGS
The proper spark plug for the CUBE 350 or CUBE 350 X4 is the NGK DPR7EA-9. The spark plug gap
should be between .024 ~ .028 inch (0.6 ~ 0.7 mm). An incorrect spark plug gap can cause the spark plug to
foul.
The spark plug and its condition is an indicator of how the engine is operating. The firing end of the spark
plug should be checked after the engine has warmed up and the vehicle has been driven at higher speeds.
Immediately check the spark plug for correct color:
1.
Normal – The insulator tip is gray, tan or light brown. There will be a few combustion deposits. The
electrodes are not burned or eroded. This indicates the proper type and heat range for the engine and
the service.
NOTE: The tip should NOT be white. A white insulator tip indicates overheating caused by use of an
improper spark plug or incorrect carburetor adjustments.
2.
Wet fouled – The insulator tip is black. A damp oily film covers the firing end. There may be a
carbon layer over the entire nose. Generally, the electrodes are not worn. General causes are
excessive oil due to low compression or incorrect carburetor adjustments.
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Spark Plug Removal and Replacement
1. The spark plug can be removed by using the special wrench provided in the tool pouch. Remove the
spark plug cap and then the spark plug by rotating counter clockwise.
NEVER attempt to remove a spark plug while the engine is warm. The exhaust system or engine
could burn you and cause severe injury.
2. Reverse the procedure for spark plug installation. Torque to 17 ft. lbs.
3. NOTE: Failure to use the recommend spark plug type could cause engine damage. Recommended
type is NGK DPR7EA-9.
Spark
Plug
112
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
CUV STORAGE (long-term)
When your CUV is to be stored for a period of more than 60 days, certain preparations should be made for
the engine and fuel system to prevent rust and/or corrosion of engine parts.
Supplies Needed:
1.
2.
3.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Vinyl & rubber protectant
Fuel Stabilizer
Fogging Oil
4.
5.
6.
SAE 80W-90 transmission oil
SAE 0W-40 engine oil
SAE 80W-90 rear gearcase oil
Clean, wash, and dry CUV. Apply vinyl and rubber protectant to all vinyl and plastic surfaces.
Add fuel stabilizer to the tank and let run for at least five (5) minutes to get additives through the entire
fuel system.
Remove and clean air filter. Before replacing air filter, start engine and lubricate engine with fogging
oil. Replace air filter.
Remove battery leads and charge battery with a storage charger.
Place unit on stand so tires are not touching the ground and let all the air out. This will keep tires from
getting flat spots.
Drain and refill the transmission oil with 20.3 oz. 600 cc. SAE 80W-90 (see page 114).
Drain and refill the engine oil with 60.8 oz 1800 cc of SAE 0W-40 (see page 115).
Lubricate chain and cables with SAE 80W-90 oil or chain & cable oil.
113
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
TRANMSSION OIL CHANGE
Change the gear oil after the first 30 hours of operation. The recommended gear oil is SAE 80W-90.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Run CUV for at least five (5) minutes or until warm. Turn off unit and remove the ignition key.
Place a suitable container for draining oil beneath the rear of engine.
Remove the transmission drain plug let drain complete.
Remove fill plug located on Right rear of engine case.
Inspect drain and fill plug gasket for damage. Replace with new gasket if damaged.
Replace drain plug, torque to 95 in. lbs.
Fill transmission through the oil fill plug with 20.3 oz. 600 cc SAE 80W-90 gear oil.
Replace oil fill plug and start the engine.
Check for leaks.
Transmission
Oil Fill
Plug
Transmission
Oil Drain Plug
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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
ENGINE OIL CHANGE
1. Run unit for at least five (5) minutes or until warm.
Turn Ignition Key to OFF and remove the key.
2. Place suitable container for draining oil beneath the engine.
3. Remove the engine drain plug, oil filter cap, spring and
oil filter screen. Let the oil drain completely.
4. Clean and inspect oil drain plug gasket, oil cap sealing
O-ring and oil filter screen for damager. Replace if damaged.
5. Install the drain plug and torque to 12 ft. lbs.
6. Fill with API classification SAE 0W-40 Oil, 60 oz 1800 cc.
7. Start engine and check for leaks.
8. Shut off engine and check the oil level with the dipstick.
Do not screw it in when making this check. Add oil if necessary
to fill up to the safe range indicated on the dipstick.
Fill plug
115
Oil Filter Screen
Spring
Oil Filter
O-Ring
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
TIRE / TIRE PRESSURE / TIRE INSTALLATION
•
•
•
•
CUV tires can become distorted by over-inflation. (Ballooning, stretching of rubber and fiber
cords).
Once a tire has been over-inflated it will not return to its original size.
Operating your CUV with worn tires, improperly inflated tires, non-standard tires or improperly
installed tires will affect vehicle handling which could cause an accident resulting in serious injury
or death.
Follow the safeguards listed below to prevent this type of situation.
Important Safeguards:
•
•
•
•
Maintain proper tire pressure according to the chart on the following page.
Always use original size and type tire.
Make certain the wheels are installed properly
Always replace tires when tread depth is worn to 1/8 in. (.3 cm) or less.
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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
TIRE / TIRE PRESSURE / WHEEL INSTALLATION (cont.)
CUV Model
CUBE 350 OR
CUBE 350 X4
Tire Size
Front
Rear
25 × 8-12" /
25 × 10-12"
PSI
Front
10
Wheel Nut Torque
Rear
10
28 ft lbs
WHEEL INSTALLATION:
1. Lock the parking brake; place the wheel in the correct position on the wheel hub. Be sure the valve
stem is toward the outside and rotation arrows on the tire point toward forward rotation.
2. Attach the wheel nuts and finger-tighten them.
3. Lower the vehicle to the ground.
4. Securely tighten the wheel nuts according to the chart below.
Item
Front/Rear Wheel Bolts
Front Spindle Nut
Rear Spindle Nut
Specification
22 – 29 ft lbs (30 – 40 Nm)
42 – 45 ft lbs (58 – 62 Nm)
78 – 81 ft lbs (108 – 112 Nm)
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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
TIRE / TIRE PRESSURE / TIRE INSTALLATION (cont.)
WHEEL REMOVAL PROCEDURE:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Stop the engine and lock the parking brake.
Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.
Elevate the side of the vehicle by placing a suitable stand under the footrest frame.
Remove the wheel nuts and remove the wheel.
DRIVE CHAIN INSPECTION AND ADJUSTMENT
Regularly lubricate the drive chain with SAE 80W-90 oil or chain & cable lube.
Never wash the chain with a high-pressure washer or gasoline. Damage could result, causing
premature wear and drive chain failure.
The adjuster stud must be held secure when tightening jam nuts or the stud may break.
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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
Hood
FUSE
Fuse Box
The fuses are located under the hood. One 15A spare
fuses are provided inside the fuse box. They are
designed to open when a circuit overload exists in
individual electrical system circuits. If any electrical
system fails to operate, then the fuses must be checked.
FUSE LIST
1. 30A CHARGE (Green)
2. 15A MAIN (Blue)
3. 10A LIGHT (Red)
4. 15A SPARE (Blue)
Fuse Box
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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
BRAKELIGHT LAMP REPLACEMENT
If the brake light does not work the bulb may need to be replaced.
1. Remove the taillight lens cover mounting screws.
2. Remove the lens cover and set aside for reassembly.
3. Remove the bulb.
4. Apply dielectric grease to the socket and install a new bulb.
5. Test the taillight/brake light for proper operation.
6. Reinstall the lens cover.
COOLANT
The coolant level should be checked before each ride.
FULL
The coolant level should be between the ”Full” and
“ADD” marks
ADD
Mix anti freeze with distilled water only. However, if distilled
water is not available, soft water may be used for refilling.
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Bulb
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
CLEANING YOUR CUV
Keeping your CUV clean will not only improve its appearance but it can also extend the life of various
components. With a few precautions, your CUV can be cleaned much like an automobile.
Washing
Do not use a high-pressure type car wash system. Many expensive repair bills can result from the damage
caused by the high-pressure wash to wheel bearings, transmission seals, body panels, brakes and warning
labels.
The best and safest way to clean your CUV is with a garden hose and a pail of mild soap and water. Use
a professional type washing mitten, cleaning the upper body first and the lower parts last. Rinse with
water frequently and dry with a chamois to prevent water spots. NOTE: If warning labels are damaged,
contact your AEON dealer for replacement.
Waxing
Your CUV can be waxed with any non-abrasive past wax. Avoid the use of harsh cleaners since they can
scratch the body finish.
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VEHICLE MAINTENANCE (cont.)
TRANSPORTING
Whenever the CUV is to be transported the following measures should be taken.
1. Turn the fuel valve OFF (if so equipped).
2. Be certain the fuel cap and seat are installed correctly.
3. Always tie the frame of the CUV to the transporting unit securely using suitable straps or rope.
4. Always lock the parking brake.
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS
If the CUV is to be operated at various altitudes and temperatures, certain adjustments can be made to
improve its operation. Above 6,000 feet (1,800 m), the engine air/fuel mixture becomes overly rich. An
engine loses approximately 3% of its power for each 1,000 feet (304.9 m) increase in elevation. This
power cannot be regained but changes to the carburetor and drive system can be made to allow efficient
operation. These changes include:
1. Carburetor re-jetting to compensate for altitude and/or temperature changes.
2. Transmission converter modification to adjust for loss of horsepower in high altitude operation.
3. On models with air screw, adjustments can be made to compensate for temperature and/or altitude
changes.
NOTE: Contact your dealer for all altitude adjustments. They have the training and special tools
necessary to perform all modifications for you.
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CUBE 350 OR CUBE 350 X4 Specifications
CUBE 350 or CUBE 350 X4
ITEM
Water-cooled, 4-Stroke
313 c.c
78x65.6 mm
10.1:1
24 Nm at 4750 rpm
14 kW at 6000 rpm
Electric
600ml / (SAE 80W/90)
1800ml / (SAE 0w/40)
Automatic CVT w/reverse gear
Double Wishbone
Disc
25 × 8-12" / 25 × 10-12"
107.3 x 52.4 x 73.6 inches
73.1 inches
29.5 inches
6.3 inches
954.6 lbs. (433 kg)
404.9 lbs (200 kg)
1056.0 lbs. (479 kg)
Unleaded Gasoline
4.69 Gallons (17.8 liters)
ENGINE TYPE
DISPLACEMENT
BORE STROKE
COMPRESSION RATIO
MAX. TORQUE
MAX. POWER
STARTING
TRANSMISSION OIL CAPACITY
ENGINE OIL CAPACITY
TRANSMISSION
SUSPENSION
BRAKE
TIRE
FRONT/ REAR
OVERALL DIMENSION
WHEELBASE
SEAT HEIGHT
GROUND CLEARANCE
DRY WEIGHT
CARGO BED CAPACITY
MAX. LOAD
FUEL
FUEL CAPABILITY
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Procedures
The following information is provided to help you identify probable questions you may have about the
operation of your CUV. See your dealer with any additional questions you may have.
ENGINE CRANKS BUT FAILS TO START
No Fuel
Replenish Fuel
Water in Fuel
Spark Plug
No Spark to
Spark Plug
Drain System
Clogged Fuel
filter
Contact Your
Dealer
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TROUBLESHOOTING (cont.)
ENGINE STOPS OR LOSES POWER
No Fuel
Spark Plug
Fouled
Engine
Overheated
Replenish Fuel
Air Filter
Clogged
Clean Oil Cooler
Screen
Fuel Vent
Line Kinked
Or Plugged
Exhaust
Restricted
Clean Engine
Exterior
Water in Fuel
Contact your
Dealer
Contact Your
Dealer
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