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Ducati Diavel Service Manual: Reassembly of rear shock absorber - rocker arm - linkage assembly

Ducati Diavel Service Manual / Chassis / Rear shock absorber assembly / Reassembly of rear shock absorber - rocker arm - linkage assembly

Once the needle roller bearings (9) have been removed from the rocker arm (18), upon reassembly fit a new needle roller bearing (9) on drift part no. 88713.1071 And lubricate with recommended grease.

Support the rocker arm and drive the needle roller bearings into the rocker arm bore until the tool seats against rocker arm.

Important

Introduce the needle roller bearings aligned with the hole to avoid any sticking: use a press, if necessary.

Reassembly of rear shock absorber - rocker arm - linkage assembly


Insert one new seal (8) (with the metallic side faced outwards) into the drift and bring it fully home on the previously mounted roller bearing.

Repeat the above procedure for the other roller bearing (9) and the other seal (8).

Insert the inner spacer (13).

Reassembly of rear shock absorber - rocker arm - linkage assembly


Position the linkages (10) and (12) on the rocker arm (18) by starting the screw (14).

Apply grease to the threaded side of the screw (14) and to the contact face of the nut (21).

Start the nut (21) on the screw (14).

Tighten the nut (21) to a torque of 45 nm +/- 5% (sect. 3 - 3, Frame torque settings).

Reassembly of rear shock absorber - rocker arm - linkage assembly


Reassembly of rear shock absorber - rocker arm - linkage assembly


Apply grease to the thread and under the head of the screw (15) that secures the upper part of the shock absorber (11) and insert it in the rocker arm. Tighten the screw (15) to a torque of 45 nm +/- 5% (sect. 3 - 3, Frame torque settings).

Reassembly of rear shock absorber - rocker arm - linkage assembly


If the shock absorber reservoir covers have been removed, apply lubricant specific for rubber on the inner surface of the rubber cover (26). Fit the cover (26) on the shock absorber reservoir (a) and engage tab (b).

Note

Rotate the cover (26) until face (c) nearly contacts the fitting (d).

Reassembly of rear shock absorber - rocker arm - linkage assembly


Apply recommended lubricant on the internal surface of the reservoir (25) support.

Position support (25) on the cover (26) and rotate support until face (e) nearly contacts the fitting (d).

Fix cover (26) and support (25) using ties (28), and position the ties so that the external profile of the retainers is about 20 cm away from the edge of support (25).

Note

The top tie (28) (yellow arrow) needs to be fully open in order to be positioned in its seat.

Fit

Reassembly of rear shock absorber - rocker arm - linkage assembly


Fit the plate (23) on the preload adjusting knob (34) starting the screws (22) with the recommended threadlocker.

Tighten the screws.

Reassembly of rear shock absorber - rocker arm - linkage assembly


Disassembly of rear shock absorber - rocker arm - linkage assembly
Undo the screw (15) and remove the rear shock absorber (11) from the rocker arm (18). Undo Undo the screw (14) and the nut (21) and remove the linkages (10) and (12) from the rocker arm (1 ...

Refitting the rear suspension
Lubricate the thread and underside of the special screw (1). Insert the lower side of the shock absorber into the swingarm and insert the screw (1). Tighten the screw (1) to a torque of 45 nm ...

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