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Ducati Diavel Service Manual: Introduction to the "hands free" system

The hands free system allows the rider to start the engine without physically using the ignition key. The ignition key merely has to be in the vicinity of the motorcycle, such as in the rider's pocket, for example, in order to use the vehicle.

Compared to the standard ignition switches the hands free system allows having the hands completely free during usual actions (i.E. Engine ignition/stop, dashboard switch on/off) and engaging/disengaging the steering lock.

The electric steering lock used with the hands free system locks the handlebar either in the fully right or fully left position, offering greater versatility when parking.

The hands free system consists of the following components:

The hands free system is connected to the other computers (nodes) on the motorcycle and to the dashboard via the can line. Through this connection, the system can either enable (key detected and recognised) or disable (key not detected or not recognised - immobilizer function) engine start. Any relevant information messages, such as battery key low warning or no key warning, are displayed on the tank dashboard.

The hands free system
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Operating principle
Introduction The hands free system features two separate on/off buttons, either one of which may be used as preferred by the rider. For practical reasons, we recommend using the button on the ha ...

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Running-in recommendations
Maximum rpm (fig. 114) Rotation speed for running-in period and during standard use (rpm) Up to 1000 km; From 1000 to 2500 km. Up to 1000 km During the first 1000 km, keep an eye on the rev counter. It should never exceed 5500÷6000 rpm. During the first hours of riding, it ...

Recovery procedure in the event of hands free system fault
If the hands free system can no longer communicate with the other control units over the can network (with the dashboard or engine on), the following icon is shown on the tank dashboard: The following image shows the icon appearing on the tank dashboard: this indicates that the hands free sy ...

Refitting the rear mudguard
Place the rear mudguard (8) on the swingarm, fitting the screws (9) with recommended threadlocker. The screw (9) in the bottom hole of the rear mudguard (8) must be installed with the washer (r). Tighten the screws (9) to a torque of 5 nm +/- 10% (sect. 3 - 3, Frame torque settings). ...

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