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Ducati Diavel Service Manual: Steering angle adjustment

Loosen the nuts (17) and adjuster screws (16) on both sides of the bottom yoke.

Steering angle adjustment


Use a 6 to 6.5 Mm spacer (a) fitted to the fork outer tube, or use a gauge.

Steering angle adjustment


Turn the front forks to the right until the spacer (a) is seated against the frame top tube.

Tighten the adjuster screw (16) to bring it into contact with the stop on the steering head.

Apply threadlocker to the thread of nut (17). Hold the adjuster screw (16) firm and tighten the nut (17). Turn the forks to the opposite side: and repeat the process to adjust the other dowel and tighten the relative lock nut.

Steering angle adjustment


Once adjusted, set handlebar completely turned right and ensure that the gap between front brake line and lower frame trellis is at least 1 mm. If it is not so, decrease steering angle by working the right-hand adjuster.

Steering angle adjustment


Adjusting the steering head bearings
Note To adjust the steering bearing clearance, follow what is described in sect. 4 - 3, Adjusting the steering head bearings. If the problems found are not solved, check the wear of steering beari ...

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 screw ...

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

Indicator trip time - trip time
This function shows the vehicle trip time. The calculation is made considering the time travelled since the last trip 1 reset. When trip 1 is reset, the value is set to zero. The active phase calculation occurs when the engine is running and the vehicle is stopped (when the vehicle is not ...

Adjusting the chain tension
Make the rear wheel turn until you find the position where chain is tightest. Set the vehicle on the side stand. Push down the chain at the point of measurement and release. Measure the distance between the "aperture" upper profile and pin centre. The read distance must be: 9 to 11 mm. ...

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