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Ducati Diavel Owners Manual: 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 biodegradable. Avoid aggressive detergents or solvents.

Use only water and neutral soap to clean the plexiglas and the seat.

Important


Do not wash your motorcycle immediately after use, as marks can form due to evaporation of the water on hot surfaces. Never clean the motorcycle using hot or high pressure water jets. Cleaning the motorcycle with a high pressure water jet may lead to seizure or serious faults in the front fork, wheel hub assembly, electric system, headlight (fogging), front fork seals, air inlets or exhaust silencers, with consequent loss of safety.

Clean off stubborn dirt or exceeding grease from engine parts using a degreasing agent. Be sure to avoid contact with drive parts (chain, sprockets, etc.) Rinse with warm water and dry all surfaces with chamois leather.

Warning


There may be loss of braking efficiency immediately after washing the motorcycle. Never grease or lubricate the brake discs. This will cause loss of braking efficiency. Clean the discs with an oil-free solvent.

Warning


The headlight might fog up due to washing, rain or moisture.

Switch headlight on for a short time to dry up any condensate.

Carefully clean the phonic wheels of the abs so to ensure system efficiency. Do not use aggressive products so to avoid damaging the phonic wheels and the sensors.

Note


Do not use alcohol or alcohol-derived products to clean the instrument panel.

Cleaning and replacing the spark plugs
Spark plugs are essential to smooth engine running and should be checked at regular intervals. The condition of the spark plugs provides a good indication of how well the engine is running. Ha ...

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 dro ...

Other materials:

Tool kit and accessories
The tool kit (2) is located under the seat (1) while the owner’s manual is housed in the compartment under the seat. The tool kit includes: Fuse pliers; Two helmet anti-theft cables; Screwdriver; Screwdriver handle; 14/16 Mm box wrench; 6 Mm rod; 3 Mm allen wrench; 4 Mm allen ...

Key-on/key-off using the pin code (immobilizer release)
Key-on can be performed by pressing the button (7) on the hands free lock (1, fig. 77) Without the presence of the keys (3, fig. 77) And (4, fig. 77) And entering the pin code on the dashboard. Key-off can be performed by pressing the button (6) on the handlebar / hands free key (7) / engine ...

Indication of range reached for service
When service coupon threshold is achieved, upon every key- on the system displays the indication of the type of intervention that is required (oil service or desmo service). The (red) warning is activated as a large icon for 10 seconds upon every key-on (1, fig. 33) Then as a small warning th ...

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