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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 erase function
This function erases the stored laps. To access the function it is necessary to view the "setting" menu page 48, using button (1, fig. 14) ?"" or (2, fig. 14) ?"" select the "lap" function and press the reset button (12, fig. 12) To go to next page. ...

Removing the timing belt driveshaft pulleys
Use the tool code 88713.1805 To hold the driving pulley on the engine crankcase against rotation. Important If this operation is carried out with the engine installed in the frame, hold the driveshaft pulleys against rotation using the tool code 88713.2011 Mounted on the alternator cover. Lo ...

Checking brake pad wear and changing brake pads
Warning Brake fluid is corrosive and will damage paintwork. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. In the case of accidental contact, wash the affected area thoroughly with plenty of running water. Important On handing over the motorcycle after changing the brake pads, inform the customer that th ...

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