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Ducati Diavel Service Manual: Adjusting the steering head bearings

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Note

To adjust the steering bearing clearance, follow what is described in sect. 4 - 3, Adjusting the steering head bearings.

If the problems found are not solved, check the wear of steering bearings (6) and replace them, if necessary, as described in paragraph "removal of the steering head components" of this section.

Adjusting the steering head bearings


Steering head: steering
Screw Steering head Screw Lower rh u-bolt Lower lh u-bolt Bearing Screw Sealing ring Washer Spacer Washer Nut Washer Screw Bottom yoke Dowel Nut Screw Specia ...

Steering angle adjustment
Loosen the nuts (17) and adjuster screws (16) on both sides of the bottom yoke. Use a 6 to 6.5 Mm spacer (a) fitted to the fork outer tube, or use a gauge. Turn the front forks to the righ ...

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Refitting the rear wheel
Lubricate the wheel shaft threaded end with prescribed grease. Insert the wheel shaft by matching (a) with pins (b). Install spacer (3) with the conical surface faced to the wheel conical surface, washer (2), apply prescribed grease to nut (1) and insert it by hand (1). Tighten the ...

Removing the valves
Raise the rocker arm (3) and remove the opening shim (5) from the valves with a pair of pliers. Push down the closing rocker arms (16) and (4) and the closing shim (7). Remove the half rings (6) from the valves with a magnetic screwdriver. Extract the closing shims (7) from the valve ...

Removal of the starter motor idler gear
Slide the gear pin (21) complete with the gear (19) and washer (20). Warning Pay attention to the washer (20) since it may fall inside the crankcase half. At this point, it is possible to remove the starter motor as described in sect. 6 - 3, Starter motor. ...

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