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Ducati Diavel Owners Manual: General cleaning

To preserve the finish of metal parts and paintwork, wash and clean your motorcycle at regular intervals, anyway according to the road conditions you ride in. Use specific products, where possible biodegradable. Avoid aggressive detergents or solvents.

Use only water and neutral soap to clean the plexiglas and the seat.

Important


Do not wash your motorcycle immediately after use, as marks can form due to evaporation of the water on hot surfaces. Never clean the motorcycle using hot or high pressure water jets. Cleaning the motorcycle with a high pressure water jet may lead to seizure or serious faults in the front fork, wheel hub assembly, electric system, headlight (fogging), front fork seals, air inlets or exhaust silencers, with consequent loss of safety.

Clean off stubborn dirt or exceeding grease from engine parts using a degreasing agent. Be sure to avoid contact with drive parts (chain, sprockets, etc.) Rinse with warm water and dry all surfaces with chamois leather.

Warning


There may be loss of braking efficiency immediately after washing the motorcycle. Never grease or lubricate the brake discs. This will cause loss of braking efficiency. Clean the discs with an oil-free solvent.

Warning


The headlight might fog up due to washing, rain or moisture.

Switch headlight on for a short time to dry up any condensate.

Carefully clean the phonic wheels of the abs so to ensure system efficiency. Do not use aggressive products so to avoid damaging the phonic wheels and the sensors.

Note


Do not use alcohol or alcohol-derived products to clean the instrument panel.

Cleaning and replacing the spark plugs
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Storing the bike away
If the motorcycle is to be left unridden over long periods, it is advisable to carry out the following operations before storing it away: clean the motorcycle; empty the fuel tank; pour a few dro ...

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Removing of the rear brake control
Warning The brake master cylinder manufacturer advises against servicing the brake master cylinder due to the safety critical nature of this component. Incorrect overhaul can endanger the rider and passenger. Maintenance operations on these units are limited to renewal of the following par ...

Engine on/off
Warning Before starting the engine, become familiar with the controls you will need to use when riding (page 99). Warning Never start or run the engine indoors. Exhaust gases are toxic and may lead to loss of consciousness or even death within a short time. In the presence of the active or ...

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 ...

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