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Ducati Diavel Service Manual: Removal of the steering head components

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Removal of the steering head components


Note

All parts fitted to the top and bottom yokes, including the wiring and control cables, can remain on the motorcycle provided they do not hinder the following operations.

Loosen the screws (19) securing the supports (21) and (23) of splashguard (22) to the air conveyors (t).

Removal of the steering head components


Removal of the steering head components


Loosen the screws (19) securing the front support (24) of the splashguard (22) to the bottom yoke (15).

Removal of the steering head components


Loosen the screws (v) to free the cable grommets (p) from the steering head (2).

Removal of the steering head components


Loosen the screw (3) securing the steering head (2) to the steering head nut (12).

Remove the steering head (2).

Removal of the steering head components


With the service tool no. 88713.1058 Loosen the nut (12) and unscrew it from the steering shaft.

Slide the seal (8), the inner ring (a) and the ball race (b) of the upper bearing (6) off the steering shaft.

Removal of the steering head components


Remove the bottom yoke (15) complete with the steering shaft from the frame tube.

Remove the ball race (b) of the lower bearing (6).

The inner race (a) of the lower bearing (6) and the relative oil seal (8) will remain on the steering shaft.

Removal of the steering head components


Using a universal puller (see figure) remove the inner race (a) and the spacer (13) from the steering shaft, taking care not to damage the seat.

Removal of the steering head components


Important

Once removed, the seals (8) and the bearings (6) must not be refitted.

Using a suitable punch, remove the outer bearing races (c) from the steering head. Proceed with extreme care to avoid damaging the seats.

Removal of the steering head components


Disassembly of the steering head

Loosen and remove the screws (7), washers (11) and the lower u-bolts (4) and (5) from the steering head.

Disassembly of the steering head


Reassembly of the steering head

If the spacers (10) were removed from the steering head, lubricate with silicone spray.

Seat the spacers (10) square in the bores (d) in the steering head, orienting them as shown in the figure.

Reassembly of the steering head


Important

To drive in the spacers (10), use a drift that bears only on the outer ring (e) while applying a counterforce on zone (f) on the underside of the steering head.

On completion of the operation, clean all excess lubricant from the components.

Reassembly of the steering head


Locate the lower u-bolts (4) and (5) on the steering head.

Fit the screws (7) complete with the washers (11 in the lower u-bolts (4) and (5).

Tighten the screws (7) to a torque of 45 nm +/-5% (sect. 3 - 3, Frame torque settings).

Reassembly of the steering head


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