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Ducati Diavel Service Manual: Description of the diagnosis instrument (dds)

The "dds" diagnostic system lets you diagnose any faults in the injection-ignition system via a serial port. The system is also equipped with functions to test various devices on the motorcycle. The dds diagnosis instrument can be used to measure current and voltage on any electrical device, to perform tests on individual components and to measure pressure and temperature values.

The dds (1) part number 97900.0215 Consists of a palmtop display (a), a bbad self-diagnosis module (b) and a display memory card (c).

Description of the diagnosis instrument (dds)


Description of the diagnosis instrument (dds)


Description of the diagnosis instrument (dds)


The touch-screen display unit (a) serves for both data display and input, using the stylus housed on the side of the unit.

The self-diagnosis module (b) enables communication between the dds diagnosis instrument (1) and the motorcycle’s on-board electronic control unit (ecu).

The user interface software resides in the display memory card (c) which is housed in the palmtop display unit (a).

The display unit is equipped with two connection panels: one at the top of the instrument and one at the bottom.

The top connection panel has 6 connection sockets with the following functions:

Description of the diagnosis instrument (dds)


The bottom connection panel has 3 connection sockets with the following functions:

Description of the diagnosis instrument (dds)


You can connect a printer to the dds diagnosis instrument (1) to print test reports: connect the printer to the serial port (com1) (g) located on the top connection panel of the tester (1).

Technical data

Power supply:

Components supplied with the dds diagnosis instrument

The dds diagnosis instrument (1) is supplied in a kit together with the following items:

Using a multimeter to check the electrical systems
Introduction This instrument allows you to measure resistance, voltages, and current values. Multimeters can be divided into two basic types: analogue and digital display multimeter. An analogue m ...

Tester power supply
The dds (1) part number 97900.0215 Can be powered from the vehicle as follows: From the mains power supply: by connecting the power supply connector (n) to the network power supply (2) pa ...

Other materials:

Reassembling the front footrest brackets
To remove the front rh footrest bracket (6) it is necessary to remove the rear brake master cylinder reservoir (by leaving it connected to the braking system), and the rear brake lever from the bracket (sect. 7 - 4, Removing of the rear brake control). To remove the front rh footrest bracke ...

Indicating devices
Checking the indicating devices In the event of a fault, the internal connections of the device must be checked in all operating conditions. To do this, it is necessary to disconnect the switch connector from the main wiring harness (sect. 6 - 1, Routing of wiring on frame). Then analyse th ...

Removal of the cylinder/piston assembly
Loosen the clamps (7) and remove the hoses (8) and (9) from the cylinder barrels (10) and from the alternator-side crankcase cover. If damaged, unscrew the unions (6). Note The following procedure is described with the engine removed from the frame and the cylinder head r ...

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