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Ducati Diavel Owners Manual: Storing the bike away

If the motorcycle is to be left unridden over long periods, it is advisable to carry out the following operations before storing it away: clean the motorcycle; empty the fuel tank; pour a few drops of engine oil into the cylinders through the spark plug bores, then turn the engine over by hand a few times to form a protective film of oil on the inner walls of the cylinder; place the motorcycle on a service stand; disconnect and remove the battery.

If the motorcycle has been left unused for more than a month, the battery should be checked and recharged if necessary.

Protect the motorcycle with a specific motorcycle cover that will not damage the paintwork or retain moisture.

This type of motorcycle cover is available from ducati performance.

General cleaning
To preserve the finish of metal parts and paintwork, wash and clean your motorcycle at regular intervals, anyway according to the road conditions you ride in. Use specific products, where possible ...

Important notes
Some countries, such as france, germany, great britain, switzerland, etc. Have compulsory emission and noise standards that include mandatory inspections at regular intervals. Periodically carry ...

Other materials:

Removal of the starter motor idler gear
Slide the gear pin (21) complete with the gear (19) and washer (20). Warning Pay attention to the washer (20) since it may fall inside the crankcase half. At this point, it is possible to remove the starter motor as described in sect. 6 - 3, Starter motor. ...

Refitting the hands free
Reassembly is a reversal of the removal procedure: in particular apply prescribed threadlocker to screws (2) and tighten them to a torque of 20 nm +/- 10% (sect. 3 - 3, Frame torque settings). If the hands free button has been previously removed, when refitting it insert the spring (6) on pi ...

External components
Oil breather valve O-ring Sealing washer Gear position sensor Cylinder barrel/head stud Nipple By-pass spring Plug Plug Aluminium gasket Nut Lock washer Timing gear pair Key Key O-ring Screw Locating dowel Starter idler gear Washer Gear shaft O-ring ...

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