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Ducati Diavel Service Manual: Recharging the battery

Examine the label on the battery showing the check intervals in order to determine when to test the voltage.

Recharging the battery


Charge the battery if the open circuit voltage is lower than 12.8 V. Leaving the battery discharged for more than one month could damage it. Check the battery charge with a voltmeter.

Always check the condition of the battery before recharging and 1 to 2 hours afterwards.

Important

Pay careful attention to recharging times. Stop charging immediately if the battery becomes too hot to the touch. Leave to cool before resuming charging.

Use only constant-voltage battery chargers.

Check that battery terminals are properly connected to the battery charger.

To charge the battery, proceed as follows.


Use fast charging in emergencies only.

Storing the battery

If the battery voltage is less than or equal to 11.5 V, it must be recharged.

Connect the battery charger to the battery.

Use a voltage of 16-17 v.

If the ammeter shows no change, increase the voltage to the maximum of 25 v.

Charge for 5 minutes.

If the ammeter shows a change, return the voltage to 16-17 v; otherwise replace the battery.

Checking the battery charging system
To check the current flow of the recharging circuit, use the "dds" diagnosis instrument, which is equipped with an inductive clamp-type amperemeter: refer to chapter "testing the battery charging ...

Topping up the electrolyte
Warning Before carrying out any operations on the battery, keep in mind the safety standards (sect.1 - 3, General safety rules). The electrolyte in the battery is toxic and can cause burns if it ...

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Refitting the front sprocket
Grease the o-ring (16) and install it on the front sprocket spacer (15). Fit the spacer, from the o-ring side, on the secondary shaft and drive it fully home against the inner ring of the bearing. Check that the splines of the gearbox secondary shaft and the sprocket are in perfect condi ...

Refitting the water pump
Clean the seat on the cover, any parts you intend to reuse, and the impeller shaft. Then refit as follows. Fit on the impeller (10) shaft the mechanical seal (9) as indicated in the figure. Apply specified lubricant to facilitate the insertion. Bring the mechanical seal fully home on th ...

Indicator cons. Avg - average fuel consumption
This function indicates the "average" fuel consumption. The calculation is made considering the quantity of fuel used and the km travelled since the last trip 1 reset. When trip 1 is reset, the value is set to zero and the first available value is shown on the display 10 seconds after the re ...

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