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Ducati Diavel Service Manual: Description of the diagnosis instrument (dds)

The "dds" diagnostic system lets you diagnose any faults in the injection-ignition system via a serial port. The system is also equipped with functions to test various devices on the motorcycle. The dds diagnosis instrument can be used to measure current and voltage on any electrical device, to perform tests on individual components and to measure pressure and temperature values.

The dds (1) part number 97900.0215 Consists of a palmtop display (a), a bbad self-diagnosis module (b) and a display memory card (c).

Description of the diagnosis instrument (dds)


Description of the diagnosis instrument (dds)


Description of the diagnosis instrument (dds)


The touch-screen display unit (a) serves for both data display and input, using the stylus housed on the side of the unit.

The self-diagnosis module (b) enables communication between the dds diagnosis instrument (1) and the motorcycle’s on-board electronic control unit (ecu).

The user interface software resides in the display memory card (c) which is housed in the palmtop display unit (a).

The display unit is equipped with two connection panels: one at the top of the instrument and one at the bottom.

The top connection panel has 6 connection sockets with the following functions:

Description of the diagnosis instrument (dds)


The bottom connection panel has 3 connection sockets with the following functions:

Description of the diagnosis instrument (dds)


You can connect a printer to the dds diagnosis instrument (1) to print test reports: connect the printer to the serial port (com1) (g) located on the top connection panel of the tester (1).

Technical data

Power supply:

Components supplied with the dds diagnosis instrument

The dds diagnosis instrument (1) is supplied in a kit together with the following items:

Using a multimeter to check the electrical systems
Introduction This instrument allows you to measure resistance, voltages, and current values. Multimeters can be divided into two basic types: analogue and digital display multimeter. An analogue m ...

Tester power supply
The dds (1) part number 97900.0215 Can be powered from the vehicle as follows: From the mains power supply: by connecting the power supply connector (n) to the network power supply (2) pa ...

Other materials:

Distance travelled on fuel reserve: trip fuel
This function shows the distance travelled on fuel reserve (in km or miles depending on the specific application). When the fuel light comes on, the display automatically switches to the "trip fuel" indicator. Trip fuel reading remains stored even after key-off until the vehicle i ...

Start procedure with pin code (no keys)
The motorcycle may be started without keys with a special procedure using the dashboard and the switches on the handlebar. Note This procedure is only possible if the pin code has been enabled previously. For security reasons, the pin code is disabled by default when the vehicle leaves the f ...

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. Tighten the adjusters on the ring nut side opposite to that featuring flats until bringing the surfac ...

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