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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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Pre-ride checks
Warning failure to carry out these checks before riding, may lead to motorcycle damage and injury to rider and passenger. Before riding, perform a thorough check-up on your bike as follows: Fuel level in the tank Check the fuel level in the tank. Fill tank if needed (page 140). Engine oil le ...

Reassembling the front footrest brackets
To remove the front rh footrest bracket (6) it is necessary to remove the rear brake master cylinder reservoir (by leaving it connected to the braking system), and the rear brake lever from the bracket (sect. 7 - 4, Removing of the rear brake control). To remove the front rh footrest bracke ...

Menu 2 on/off function
This function turns off and back on the menu 2. If menu 2 is disabled, the functions for average fuel consumption (cons.Avg), instantaneous fuel consumption (cons.), Average speed (speed avg), trip time (trip time) and air temperature (air) will no longer be displayed in the "main screen ...

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