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Ducati Diavel Owners Manual: 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 stand. Push down the chain at the point of measurement and release.

Measure the distance between the "aperture" upper profile and pin centre.

The read distance must be: 9 ÷ 11 mm.

Checking drive chain tension


Important


If the drive chain is too tight or too slack, adjust it so that tension reading will fall within specified range.

Warning


Correct tightening of screws (1, fig. 149) Is critical to rider and passenger safety.

Important


Improper chain tension will lead to early wear of transmission parts.

Checking drive chain tension


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