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Ducati Diavel Service Manual: Lubricating the chain

Ducati Diavel Service Manual / Chassis / Final drive / Lubricating the chain

O-ring chains have sealed, life-lubed link studs and bushes. However, these chains need lubricating at regular intervals to protect metal parts of the chain and the o-rings.

Lubrication also serves to keep the o-rings soft and pliable to ensure the maximum sealing efficiency.

Using a brush, apply a thin protective layer of high-density gearbox oil along the entire length of the chain both inside and outside (sec. 3 - 2, Fuel, lubricants and other fluids).

Refitting the rear sprocket
Check the cush drive bushes (6) condition and, if necessary, replace them by removing them from the flange. Refitting is the reverse of removal. Apply recommended grease on the rear sprocket f ...

Footrest brackets
Rubber footrest Right front footrest Pin Spring Circlip Right footrest bracket Screw Washer O-ring Bush Rubber pad Right rear footrest Pin Ball Spring Plate Scre ...

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Checking brake pads for wear
Check brake pads wear through the inspection hole in the callipers. Change both pads if friction material thickness of even just one pad is about 1 mm. Warning Friction material wear beyond this limit would lead to metal support contact with the brake disc thus compromising braking efficie ...

Start procedure with pin code (no keys)
The motorcycle may be started without keys with a special procedure using the dashboard and the switches on the handlebar. Note This procedure is only possible if the pin code has been enabled previously. For security reasons, the pin code is disabled by default when the vehicle leaves the f ...

Removing the valves
Raise the rocker arm (3) and remove the opening shim (5) from the valves with a pair of pliers. Push down the closing rocker arms (16) and (4) and the closing shim (7). Remove the half rings (6) from the valves with a magnetic screwdriver. Extract the closing shims (7) from the valve ...

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