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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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How to use this manual
How to use this manual This manual has been prepared for technical personnel at ducati authorized service centres with the aim of providing fundamental information on how to work in accordance with the modern concepts of "best practice" and "safety in the workplace" during the maintenance, re ...

Operating principle
Introduction The hands free system features two separate on/off buttons, either one of which may be used as preferred by the rider. For practical reasons, we recommend using the button on the handlebar rather than the button located underneath the plastic shield covering the hands free syst ...

Keys (fig. 62)
The owner receives a set of keys comprising: 1 Active key (1, fig. 62) 1 Passive key (2, fig. 62) It contains the code used by the "hands free" system for the key-on, in different modes. The active key (1, fig. 63) Is the one that is normally used: press button (a, fig. 63) To ...

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