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Ducati Diavel Service Manual: Lubricating the chain

Ducati Diavel Service Manual / Chassis / Final drive / Lubricating the chain

O-ring chains have sealed, life-lubed link studs and bushes. However, these chains need lubricating at regular intervals to protect metal parts of the chain and the o-rings.

Lubrication also serves to keep the o-rings soft and pliable to ensure the maximum sealing efficiency.

Using a brush, apply a thin protective layer of high-density gearbox oil along the entire length of the chain both inside and outside (sec. 3 - 2, Fuel, lubricants and other fluids).

Refitting the rear sprocket
Check the cush drive bushes (6) condition and, if necessary, replace them by removing them from the flange. Refitting is the reverse of removal. Apply recommended grease on the rear sprocket f ...

Footrest brackets
Rubber footrest Right front footrest Pin Spring Circlip Right footrest bracket Screw Washer O-ring Bush Rubber pad Right rear footrest Pin Ball Spring Plate Scre ...

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Refitting the rear-view mirrors
Start the screws (2) in their thread on the rear-view mirrors (1), inserting the washers (4) as shown in the picture. Insert the rear-view mirrors (1) in the u-bolts (3). Tighten the screws (2) to a torque of 25 nm +/-10% (sect. 3 - 3, Frame torque settings). Warning The left rear-view ...

Refitting the steering head components
Important The steering tube bearings (6) are identical but in no case may their components be swapped around during reassembly. Clean all contact surfaces and lubricate with the recommended grease. To fit the external rings (c) of the bearings (6) to the steering tube, use the tool with par ...

Checking drive chain tension
Important Have chain tension adjusted by a ducati dealer or authorised service centre. Make the rear wheel turn until you find the position where chain is tightest. Set the vehicle on the side stand. Push down the chain at the point of measurement and release. Measure the distance betwee ...

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