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Ducati Diavel Owners Manual: Moving off

  1. Disengage the clutch by squeezing the clutch lever.
  2. Push down the gear change lever firmly with the tip of your foot to engage first gear.
  3. Raise the engine revs by turning the throttle twistgrip while gradually releasing the clutch lever. The motorcycle will start moving.
  4. Release the clutch lever completely and accelerate.
  5. To shift up, close the throttle to slow down engine, disengage the clutch, lift the gear change lever and let go of clutch lever.

To shift down, proceed as follows: release the twistgrip, pull the clutch control lever, shortly speed up to help gears synchronise, shift down (engage next lower gear) and release the clutch.

The controls should be used correctly and timely: when riding uphill, do not hesitate to shift down as soon as the motorcycle starts to slow down, so you will avoid stressing the engine and the motorcycle abnormally.

Important


Avoid sudden acceleration, as this may lead to misfiring and transmission snatching. The clutch lever should not be held in longer than necessary after a gear is engaged, otherwise friction parts may overheat and wear out.

Warning


Prolonged rearing could deactivate the abs system.

Engine on/off
Warning Before starting the engine, become familiar with the controls you will need to use when riding (page 99). Warning Never start or run the engine indoors. Exhaust gases are toxic and may ...

Braking
Slow down in time, shift down to engine-brake first and then brake applying both brakes. Pull the clutch lever before stopping the motorcycle, to avoid sudden engine stop. Abs system Using the bra ...

Other materials:

Hydraulic clutch control
Special screw Sealing washer Clutch master cylinder Clutch hydraulic pipe (metal braid) Screw Spare stand Washer Microswitch Pin Bleed valve Screw Roller O-ring Clutch control rod Clutch lever Dust cap Bleed valve Special screw Sealing washer Boot Plug ...

Inspection of the gear selector drum
Use a gauge to measure the clearance between fork pin and the slot on the selector drum. If the service limit is exceeded, determine which part must be replaced by comparing these dimensions with those of new components (sect. 3 - 1.1, Gearbox). Also check the wear on the drum support pin ...

Refitting the gearchange mechanism
Make sure that the gearchange linkage assembly (6) is installed with the ball joint with a left-hand thread (a) facing the lever (8). Apply the recommended grease to the non-threaded surface of the pin (4). Fit the first o-ring (5) in the pin (4). Start the pin (4) in the gearchange leve ...

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