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Ducati Diavel Owners Manual: Pre-ride checks

Warning


failure to carry out these checks before riding, may lead to motorcycle damage and injury to rider and passenger.

Before riding, perform a thorough check-up on your bike as follows:

Fuel level in the tank

Check the fuel level in the tank. Fill tank if needed (page 140).

Engine oil level

Check the oil level in the sump through the sight glass.

Top up if needed (page 164).

Brake and clutch fluid

Check fluid level in the relevant reservoirs (page 143).

Coolant level

Check coolant level in the expansion reservoir.Top up if needed (page 142)

Tyre condition

Check tyre pressure and condition (page 162).

Controls

Operate the brake, clutch, throttle and gear change controls (levers, pedals and twistgrip) to check that they function correctly.

Lights and indicators

Make sure the lights, indicators and horn work properly.

Replace any burnt-out bulbs (page 158).

Key-operated locks

Ensure that fuel filler plug (page 118) and seat (page 119) are firmly secured.

Stand

Make sure side stand operates smoothly and is in the correct position

Abs light

After key-on, the abs light (9, fig. 4) Stays on. When the vehicle speed exceeds 5 km/h; the light turns off to indicate that the abs system is functioning properly.

Warning


In case of malfunction, do not ride the motorcycle and contact a ducati dealer or authorised service centre.

Abs device

Check that the front (1, fig. 115) And rear (2, fig. 116) Phonic wheels are clean.

Warning


Clogged reading slots would compromise system proper operation.

It is recommended to disable abs system in case of muddy road surface because under this condition the system might be subject to sudden failure.

Warning


Prolonged rearing could deactivate the abs system.

Abs light


Abs light


Running-in recommendations
Maximum rpm (fig. 114) Rotation speed for running-in period and during standard use (rpm) Up to 1000 km; From 1000 to 2500 km. Up to 1000 km During the first 1000 km, keep an eye on the re ...

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 ...

Other materials:

Filling the clutch circuit
Warning Clutch fluid will damage painted surfaces if spilled on them. It is also very harmful if it comes into contact with the skin or with the eyes; in the case of accidental contact, wash the affected area thoroughly with plenty of running water. Remove cover (1) and membrane from the clut ...

Riding mode customisation
This function customises each riding style. To access the function it is necessary to view the ""setting" menu", using buttons (1) "s" or (2) "t" select the "riding mode" function and press the reset button (3) to enter the following page. When accessing the function, the three riding modes ...

Refitting the rear wheel eccentric hub and rear wheel shaft
Refitting is the reverse of removal, with attention to the following points. If the calliper bracket locating pin (14) was removed, apply the recommended threadlocker on reassembly. Tighten the pin (14) to the torque of 33 nm +/- 5% (sect. 3 - 3, Frame torque settings). If previously ...

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