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Ducati Diavel Service Manual: Adjusting the steering head bearings

Excessive handlebar play or shaking forks in the steering head indicate that the play in the steering head bearings requires adjustment. Proceed as follows: loosen the clamp screw (1) that holds the steering tube to the steering head.

Adjusting the steering head bearings


Slacken the clamp screws (2) securing the steering head to both fork legs.

Adjusting the steering head bearings


With specific wrench 88713.1058 Tighten the adjustment ring nut (3) to a torque of 30 nm +/- 5% (sect. 3 - 3, Frame torque settings).

Push the steering head against the ring nut (3) and tighten the screw (1) to a torque of 24 nm +/-5% and the screws (2) to 20 nm +/-5% (sect. 3 - 3, Frame torque settings).

Adjusting the steering head bearings


Filling the clutch circuit
Warning Clutch fluid will damage painted surfaces if spilled on them. It is also very harmful if it comes into contact with the skin or with the eyes; in the case of accidental contact, wash the a ...

Adjusting the chain tension
Make the rear wheel turn until you find the position where chain is tightest. Set the vehicle on the side stand. Push down the chain at the point of measurement and release. Measure the distance be ...

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Default function (resetting ducati default parameters)
This function resets the parameters set by ducati for each riding style. To access the function it is necessary to view the ""setting" menu", using buttons (1) "s" or (2) "t" select the "riding mode" function and press the reset button (3) to enter the following page. Use button (1) "s" or ...

Disassembly of the gearbox shafts
Place the shaft in a vice in such a way as to facilitate the disassembly operations. Important Take care not to invert the positions of the shims on reassembly: this would potentially lead to jamming when using the gear selector control, making it necessary to reopen the engine crankcase. D ...

Reassembly of rear shock absorber - rocker arm - linkage assembly
Once the needle roller bearings (9) have been removed from the rocker arm (18), upon reassembly fit a new needle roller bearing (9) on drift part no. 88713.1071 And lubricate with recommended grease. Support the rocker arm and drive the needle roller bearings into the rocker arm bore until t ...

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