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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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Overhaul of the cylinder barrel/piston components
Overhauling the cylinder Check that the walls of the cylinder bore are perfectly smooth. Measure the cylinder bore diameter at 50 mm from the top face and determine the size class to which it belongs in accordance with the values specified in sect. 3 - 1.1Cylinder/piston. Repeat measurement o ...

Clutch lever
Lever (1) disengages the clutch. It features a dial adjuster (2) for lever distance from the twistgrip on handlebar. The lever distance can be adjusted through 10 clicks of the dial (2). Turn clockwise to increase lever distance from the twistgrip. Turn the adjuster counter clockwise to decrea ...

Removal of the movable tensioner/timing belt
Loosen the nut (8) and remove the washer (7) and the tensioner pulley (9) from the pin (12) on the cylinder head. Remove the timing belt (14) from the horizontal cylinder assembly. Important If the belts are to be re-used, mark the direction of rotation with an arrow and also mark the cylin ...

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