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Ducati Diavel Owners Manual: Chain lubrication

The chain fitted on your motorcycle has o-rings that keep dirt out of and lubricant inside the sliding parts.

So as not to damage these seals when cleaning the chain, use special solvents and avoid aggressive washing with highpressure steam cleaners.

After cleaning, blow the chain dry with compressed air or wipe with an absorbent material, then lubricate each link with shell advance chain or advance teflon chain.

Important


Using non-specific lubricants may cause severe damage to the chain and the front and rear sprockets.

Checking drive chain tension
Important Have chain tension adjusted by a ducati dealer or authorised service centre. Make the rear wheel turn until you find the position where chain is tightest. Set the vehicle on the side ...

Replacing the high and low beam bulbs
Before replacing a burnt-out bulb, make sure that the new bulb complies with the voltage and wattage specified in the "wiring diagram", page 179. Always test the new bulb before refitting ...

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Refitting the side stand
Place the stand plate on the rear shock absorber support; bring adjuster (14) in line with bracket (s) and start the screw (12) in the nut behind the bracket (s). Insert the screws (11), (3) and (10) fully home in this order, but do not tighten. Loosen the screw (12) with the relative nut ...

Bleeding of the abs hydraulic system
If some "sponginess" is detected on the brake control, due to air bubbles in the system, bleed the system, as indicated in sect. 4 - 3, Changing the brake fluid. Before bleeding a brake pump, move back the calliper pistons, as indicated in (sect. 4 - 3, Changing the brake fluid) to Drain in ...

Refitting the primary drive gears and checking backlash
Fully degrease the crankshaft splined end and the corresponding spline on the primary drive gear. Position the spacer (c) onto the crankshaft. Fit the driving gear (b) onto the crankshaft with the oil pump drive sprocket facing the crankcase. Temporarily secure the gear with the was ...

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