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Ducati Diavel Service Manual: Checking the frame

Check the dimensions of the frame against the dimensions shown here to determine whether it needs to be realigned or renewed.

Important

Damaged frames must be changed, not repaired. Any work carried out on the frame can give rise to potential danger, infringing the requirements of ec directives concerning manufacturers' liability and general product safety.

Frame general dimensions (mm)

Checking the frame


Removing the frame and the lateral footrests
Loosen the two special screws (6) to separate the frame (1) from the lateral brackets (2) and (3). On the left side of the vehicle block retaining pins (9) and loosen the nuts (8) on the right ...

Reassembly of structural components and the frame
Check for the nuts with clips (8). Apply recommended grease on the threads of the adjusters (4) and the ring nuts (5) having care not to have grease on the surface (c) of the adjusters. Tig ...

Other materials:

Adjusting the rear shock absorber
The adjuster (1) located on the lower connection holding the shock absorber to the swingarm adjusts the damping during the rebound phase (return). The knob (2), located on the left side of the motorcycle, adjusts the preload of the shock absorber external spring. Turn the adjuster (1) clock ...

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 ...

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 ...

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