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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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Refuelling
Never overfill the tank when refuelling. The fuel level should always be below the rim of the filler recess. Warning Use low-lead fuel with 95 octane rating at origin minimum (see "top-ups" table, page 173). Check that no fuel is trapped in the filler cap recess. ...

Refitting the water pump
Clean the seat on the cover, any parts you intend to reuse, and the impeller shaft. Then refit as follows. Fit on the impeller (10) shaft the mechanical seal (9) as indicated in the figure. Apply specified lubricant to facilitate the insertion. Bring the mechanical seal fully home on th ...

Indicator trip time - trip time
This function shows the vehicle trip time. The calculation is made considering the time travelled since the last trip 1 reset. When trip 1 is reset, the value is set to zero. The active phase calculation occurs when the engine is running and the vehicle is stopped (when the vehicle is not ...

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