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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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Renewal of the cooling fan
Loosen the electro-fan retaining screws (15) and (17) and remove the electro-fan (18) from the radiator. Carry out the same procedure for the other radiator's electro-fan. On refitting, position the coolant radiator fan (18) as shown on the fan support (16), so that the three fan holes mat ...

Removal of the cylinder/piston assembly
Loosen the clamps (7) and remove the hoses (8) and (9) from the cylinder barrels (10) and from the alternator-side crankcase cover. If damaged, unscrew the unions (6). Note The following procedure is described with the engine removed from the frame and the cylinder head r ...

Introduction to the engine control system
The engine control system used on the diavel consists of the following elements: Ride-by-wire system (motorised throttle valves with electric actuator, throttle grip position sensor and throttle valve position sensor) One injector per cylinder installed downstream of throttle valve On ...

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