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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:

Coolant temperature
This function indicates coolant indication state. The temperature unit of measure can be selected (C or f). The reading is indicated as follows: if the reading is between - 39C and +39C "lo" is shown flashing on the dashboard (steady); if the reading is between +40C and +120C it appears on t ...

Disassembly of the gearchange mechanism
Refer to the exploded view at the beginning of this section for indications on disassembly and renewal of gearchange components. If the bushing (2) inside the pedal (1) needs replacing, grease the external surface and drive the new bushing into place using a press. The bushing must be seate ...

Refitting the front brake master cylinder
Insert the front brake master cylinder unit (1) on the right side of the handlebar to bring the terminal internal edge in correspondence to the bolted joints (a). Fit the terminal (12) on the handlebar inserting the screws (15). Tighten the terminal (12) retaining screws to a torque of 10 ...

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