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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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Recovery procedure in the event of hands free system fault
If the hands free system can no longer communicate with the other control units over the can network (with the dashboard or engine on), the following icon is shown on the tank dashboard: The following image shows the icon appearing on the tank dashboard: this indicates that the hands free sy ...

Refitting the cylinder head assemblies
Warning To prevent oil leaks past the contact area between cylinders and crankcase, each time the head is removed, cylinder and piston must be removed as well to clean the mating faces of crankcase and cylinder and restore the spoiled gaskets and o-rings and apply again liquid sealant (sect. ...

Reassembling the water radiator unit
The procedure is the same for both radiators. Check the presence of clips (1) at the positions of the external coolant radiator cover (23). If removed, fit the front turn indicator (32) on the cover (23) and tighten the screws (27) to 2 nm +/- 10% (sect. 3 - 3, Frame torque settings). No ...

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