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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 ...

Other materials:

Separation of the crankcase halves
Use two screwdrivers to remove the circlip (29) from the timing belt driveshaft shaft (30) on the clutch-side crankcase half. Note Take care to avoid scoring the surface of the shaft while removing the circlip. Unscrew the crankcase half screws on the chain side. Unscrew ...

Active key
Introduction The active key (1) communicates with the hands free system by radio. In order to function, the key must be within a 1.5 Metre radius from the antenna (located in the document compartment under the seat). In the event of a flat key battery or of an internal transmitter circuit f ...

Removing outer components
Note The following removal operations are required in order to renew and/or clean the crankcase halves. If the original crankcase halves are to be reused, then the removal of these components is not essential. Unscrew the screw (17) and remove the oil breather valve (1) with the o-rings ...

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