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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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Protective apparel
Always wear a helmet. Most motorcycle accident fatalities are due to head injuries. For safety eye protection, gloves, and high top, sturdy boots should also be worn. The exhaust system becomes very hot during operation, never touch the exhaust system. Wear clothing that fully covers your ...

Refitting the silencer
Position the silencer guard (41) and fix it by starting the screws (40). Tighten the screws (40) to a torque of 8 nm +/- 10% (sect. 3 - 3, Frame torque settings). Insert the silencer (4) into the central exhaust pipe (26), and fix it to the vehicle by starting the screw (1). Hold the ...

Refitting the hands free
Reassembly is a reversal of the removal procedure: in particular apply prescribed threadlocker to screws (2) and tighten them to a torque of 20 nm +/- 10% (sect. 3 - 3, Frame torque settings). If the hands free button has been previously removed, when refitting it insert the spring (6) on pi ...

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