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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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Beam setting
When checking beam setting, put the motorcycle upright. Tyres should be inflated at the correct pressure and one person should be sitting astride the motorcycle, keeping it at right angles to its longitudinal axis. Place the motorcycle opposite a wall or a screen, 10 meters apart from it, draw ...

Useful information for safe riding
Warning Read this section before riding your motorcycle. Many accidents are the result of the inexperience of the rider. Always make sure you have your licence with you; you need a valid licence that entitles you to ride a motorcycle. Do not lend your motorcycle to persons who are inexperie ...

Coolant expansion tank
Plug Screw Fuel filler flange Clip nut Clamp Hose clip Valve/tank hose Clamp Screw Spacer Rubber mounting Expansion reservoir Filler cap Hose clip Support Screw Washer Screw Hose clip Breather hose Clamp Pump/radiator sleeve Radiator/radiator sleeve ...

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