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Ducati Diavel Service Manual: Adjusting the steering head bearings

Excessive handlebar play or shaking forks in the steering head indicate that the play in the steering head bearings requires adjustment. Proceed as follows: loosen the clamp screw (1) that holds the steering tube to the steering head.

Adjusting the steering head bearings


Slacken the clamp screws (2) securing the steering head to both fork legs.

Adjusting the steering head bearings


With specific wrench 88713.1058 Tighten the adjustment ring nut (3) to a torque of 30 nm +/- 5% (sect. 3 - 3, Frame torque settings).

Push the steering head against the ring nut (3) and tighten the screw (1) to a torque of 24 nm +/-5% and the screws (2) to 20 nm +/-5% (sect. 3 - 3, Frame torque settings).

Adjusting the steering head bearings


Filling the clutch circuit
Warning Clutch fluid will damage painted surfaces if spilled on them. It is also very harmful if it comes into contact with the skin or with the eyes; in the case of accidental contact, wash the a ...

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 be ...

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Removal of the front footrests
Note The removal of the front footrests is described only for the right one (2) but it is the same also for the left one. Remove the circlip (5) by releasing the pin (3). Slide the pin (3) off the frame by supporting the footrest (2). Slide off the footrest (2) from its seat and collect th ...

Cylinder/piston assemblies
Piston Gudgeon pin circlip Gudgeon pin Set of piston rings Cylinder-crankcase gasket Water pump outlet union Hose clip Horizontal cylinder coolant inlet hose Vertical cylinder coolant inlet hose Cylinder barrel Cylinder head gasket Bush Spare parts catalogue Diavel a ...

On/off switch on handlebar
Introduction The on/off switch on the handlebar is used to switch the dashboard on and off, if a key has been detected, and start the engine. With the switch turned to "run off" (centre position), pushing downwards switches the dashboard on or off (activating the button inside the switch). ...

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