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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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Refitting the gearchange mechanism
Make sure that the gearchange linkage assembly (6) is installed with the ball joint with a left-hand thread (a) facing the lever (8). Apply the recommended grease to the non-threaded surface of the pin (4). Fit the first o-ring (5) in the pin (4). Start the pin (4) in the gearchange leve ...

Passive key
Introduction The passive key (1) is used when the active key is not working correctly or is not available. The passive key works as a transponder, and must therefore be placed physically onto the antenna to work. The mechanical part (2) of the key is used to open the seat or the tank plug ...

Electrical power for lighting and signalling devices
The front and rear running lights consist of led units with light conduits. As a result, the light source is not visible as the light is diffused through the surface of the light conduit. These two images illustrate the front and rear running lights with light conduits. The figure ...

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