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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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Stored lap display function
This function displays the stored laps. To access the function it is necessary to view the ""setting" menu", using buttons (1) "s" or (2) "t" select the "lap" function and press the reset button (3) to enter the following page. Use button (1) "s" or (2) "t" to select "lap data" indication a ...

Vehicle speed indicator
this function displays vehicle speed (km/h or mph depending on the set measurement system). the instrument panel receives information about the actual speed and displays the number increased by 5%. maximum speed displayed is 299 km/h (186 mph). over 299 km/h (186 mph) a series of dashes w ...

Refitting the brake disks
Before refitting the brake disc to the wheel, clean all contact surfaces thoroughly and smear a medium strength threadlocker on the threads of retaining screws (5). Operating on the left side, fit the phonic wheel (6). Tighten the fixing screws (5) of the brake disk (7) to the wheel followi ...

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