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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 ...

Other materials:

Specific tools for the engine
88713.2011.Tool to lock crankshaft at top dead centre 88713.2676 .Wrench for tightening cylinder head nuts 88713.2103 Stand for cylinder head assembly 88765.1657 Timing check tool 88713.1821 Wrench for tightening timing belt tensioner pulley shafts 88713.2861 Camshaft oi ...

Starter motor relay
Introduction When the rider presses the start button, with all the safety conditions required to enable engine start met, the engine control unit enables the relay that activates the starter motor. Component assembling position Connection on starter motor relay. Connection wiring diagram ...

Changing bulbs
Changing the headlight bulbs Before replacing a burnt out light bulb, ensure that the replacement bulb has the same voltage and power rating as specified for the lighting device in question (sect. 3 - 1.1, Lights/instrument panel). Warning The halogen light bulbs in the headlight become hot ...

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