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Ducati Diavel Service Manual: Checking valve clearances

To check the valves clearance, it is necessary to have access to the cylinder head covers and then remove the components listed below.

Checking valve clearances

Unscrew the two fixing screws (1) of the cover (2) according to the crankshaft.

Checking valve clearances

Fit the tool handgrip 88713.0123 In the holes of the generator cover to be able to turn the crankshaft so that the valve on which the control is carried out is in rest position.

With the valve in the rest position, slide a feeler gauge between rocker arm (a) and the lowest side of the cam (b) to measure the clearance.

The clearances must be within the specified limits:

Checking valve clearances

Checking valve clearances

With the valve in the rest position, slide a feeler gauge between closing rocker arm (c) and the highest side of the cam (d) to measure the clearance.

Checking valve clearances

Checking valve clearances

Checking valve clearances

If detected values exceed the specified limits, replace opening and/or closing shims, as described in paragraph "removing the valves" (sect. 9 - 4.5), With an adequate height to obtain the specified clearance.


Opening rocker arm shims measuring from 1.8 To 3.45 Mm and closing rocker arm shims measuring from 2.2 To 4.5 Are available as spare parts. The size is punched on the shim.

Remove the handgrip tool 88713.0123 From the hole of the generator cover.

Make sure that the o-ring (3) is fitted on the cover (2).

Checking valve clearances

Refit the external cap (2) by tightening the two retaining screws (1) to a torque of 10 nm (min. 9 Nm - max. 11 Nm) (sect. 3 - 3, Engine torque settings).

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Change timing belts

To replace the timing system belts follow the procedures described in paragraph "removal of the movable tensioner/timing belt" and "refitting the timing belts" (sect. 9 - 4.2).

Changing the engine oil and filter cartridge
Note This operation has to be carried out with hot engine (but turned off) because the oil in these conditions is more fluid and its evacuation is faster and complete. Remove the drain plug (3) w ...

Spark plugs replacement
Check the colour of the ceramic insulation around the central electrode: an even, light brown colour indicates the engine is in good condition and running at the right temperature. Inspect the c ...

Other materials:

Background setting function for the instrument panel on tank - dashboard 1
This function allows setting the "background" of the instrument panel on tank. To access the function it is necessary to view the "setting" menu page 48, using button (1, fig. 14) ?" " or (2, fig. 14) ?" " select the "back light" function a ...

Setting menu
This menu is used to enable/disable and set some motorcycle functions. To access the "setting menu" press and hold button (2) "t" for 3 seconds. Note When within this menu no other function can be displayed. Important For safety reasons, the setting menu can only be accessed when motorcycle ...

Removal of the gearchange control
Loosen and remove the pivot screw (4) securing the gearchange pedal (1) and recover the washer (9) and the o-ring  Seals (5). Loosen and remove the screw (7) securing the gearchange lever (8) to the gear selector shaft. Withdraw the lever (8) complete with the gearchange control assem ...

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