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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 timing gears
Before reassembling the removed parts, check timing gears (13) for wear. Change, if necessary. Important The timing gears (13) must always be renewed as a pair. Refitting is the reverse of removal. Warning When introducing the driven gear (b) check that the tongue (15) is correctly fitted o ...

Refitting the lubrication system
Note Before fitting the pipes (7), it is recommended to check the presence of the o-rings (e). Lubricate them by using engine oil. If the nipples (5) have been removed from the radiator insert a washer (6) on each nipple (5) and apply specific threadlocker on threads on the radiator side ...

Refitting the camshafts
If the stud bolts (2) were removed, apply the recommended threadlocker to the short end of the stud bolts (2), i.E. The end that is to be screwed into the cylinder head. Tighten the stud bolts (2) to a torque of 10 nm (min. 9 Nm - max. 11 Nm) (sect. 3 - 3, Engine torque settings). Check t ...

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