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Ducati Diavel Service Manual: Recharging the battery

Examine the label on the battery showing the check intervals in order to determine when to test the voltage.

Recharging the battery


Charge the battery if the open circuit voltage is lower than 12.8 V. Leaving the battery discharged for more than one month could damage it. Check the battery charge with a voltmeter.

Always check the condition of the battery before recharging and 1 to 2 hours afterwards.

Important

Pay careful attention to recharging times. Stop charging immediately if the battery becomes too hot to the touch. Leave to cool before resuming charging.

Use only constant-voltage battery chargers.

Check that battery terminals are properly connected to the battery charger.

To charge the battery, proceed as follows.


Use fast charging in emergencies only.

Storing the battery

If the battery voltage is less than or equal to 11.5 V, it must be recharged.

Connect the battery charger to the battery.

Use a voltage of 16-17 v.

If the ammeter shows no change, increase the voltage to the maximum of 25 v.

Charge for 5 minutes.

If the ammeter shows a change, return the voltage to 16-17 v; otherwise replace the battery.

Checking the battery charging system
To check the current flow of the recharging circuit, use the "dds" diagnosis instrument, which is equipped with an inductive clamp-type amperemeter: refer to chapter "testing the battery charging ...

Topping up the electrolyte
Warning Before carrying out any operations on the battery, keep in mind the safety standards (sect.1 - 3, General safety rules). The electrolyte in the battery is toxic and can cause burns if it ...

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Checking and overhauling the components
Clearance between the clutch drum and friction plates Insert a friction plate (e) in the clutch drum (f) and measure the clearance (s) with a feeler gauge. Clearance "s" must not exceed 0.6 Mm. If it does, renew the plates and, if necessary, the clutch drum. Overhaul of the clutch plat ...

Removal of the cylinder/piston assembly
Loosen the clamps (7) and remove the hoses (8) and (9) from the cylinder barrels (10) and from the alternator-side crankcase cover. If damaged, unscrew the unions (6). Note The following procedure is described with the engine removed from the frame and the cylinder head r ...

Removal of the clutch master cylinder assembly
Warning The clutch master cylinder manufacturer advises against servicing of the clutch master cylinder (1) due to the safetycritical nature of this component. Incorrect overhaul of this component could endanger rider safety. Maintenance operations of the master cylinder are limited to replac ...

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