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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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Checking brake and clutch fluid level
The levels should not fall below the min marks on the respective reservoirs. If the level is too low, air can get into the circuit, thus impairing the efficiency of the system. Brake and clutch fluid must be topped up and changed at the intervals specified in the scheduled maintenance table ...

Overhauling the front wheel
Wheel bearings Before checking the dimensions, check the wear on wheel bearings. Check for wear by hand after cleaning and degreasing the bearings in their seats. Turn the inner race. Check the amount of radial and axial play. Excessive play will cause vibration and make the bike unstabl ...

Backlighting setting function for the instrument panel on Handlebar - dashboard 2
This function allows backlighting setting of the instrument panel on handlebar. To access the function it is necessary to view the "setting" menu page 48, using button (1, fig. 14) ?" " or (2, fig. 14) ?" " select the "back light" function and press ...

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