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Ducati Diavel Service Manual: Removal of the swingarm

Ducati Diavel Service Manual / Chassis / Swingarm / Removal of the swingarm

Before removing the parts in question, you must first carry out the following operations:

Removal of the swingarm


Remove the rear wheel eccentric hub as described in chapter "removal of the rear wheel eccentric hub and rear wheel shaft" of this section.

Loosen screws (7) and remove the hose grommets (13), (15) and (24).

Removal of the swingarm


Removal of the swingarm


Removal of the swingarm


Removal of the swingarm


Release the rear brake hose, the rear speed sensor cable, and the rear wiring from the swingarm, by loosening the screws (26) and retrieving the cable grommets (25).

Removal of the swingarm


You can check the play in the swingarm bearings while the swingarm (8) still installed on the motorcycle frame.

Grasp the rear of the swingarm (8) and try to move it in the four directions shown by the arrows.

Removal of the swingarm


Any abnormal movement is a sign of worn bearings that could cause instability when riding.

To check the free play of the support bearings, refer to sect. 7 - 1, Wheel bearings.

Once the play in the swingarm bearings has been checked, the swingarm (8) may be removed from the motorcycle.

Keep the swingarm shaft (1) blocked with the screws (3) on the bike lh side and loosen at the same time the screw (3) on the opposite side: keep washer (2).

Using the punch 88713.1074, Fully extract the swingarm pivot.

Remove the swingarm (8) assembly from the frame.

Removal of the swingarm


Removal of the swingarm


Inspecting the swingarm pivot

Before refitting the swingarm pivot shaft (1), check it carefully for distortion.

Roll the pin on a reference surface and measure maximum distortion using a feeler gauge (sect. 3 - 1.1, Rear wheel).

Inspecting the swingarm pivot


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 th ...

Overhauling the rear swingarm
Inside the swingarm (8), in correspondence with the pivot point on the frame, there is a pair of ball bearings (10) and a spacer (11) on the rh side, and a pair of roller bearings (6), with sealing ...

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Traction control (dtc) deactivated
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Passenger grabhandle
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