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Ducati Diavel Service Manual: Removing the valve rocker arms

With the cylinder head in the condition described in the previous paragraph, remove the rocker arms.

Unscrew the eight plugs (12) and recover the seals (15).

Removing the valve rocker arms


Removing the valve rocker arms


Using an m6 screw, withdraw the shafts (2) of the opening rocker arms (3) on the exhaust and intake sides.

Remove the opening rocker arms (3).

Removing the valve rocker arms


Removing the valve rocker arms


Using the claw of the rocker arm spring tensioning kit 88713.2069 Installed between the spring and the inner wall of the cylinder head, move the straight end of the rocker arm return spring (19) and (18) and insert it in the drilled shaft.

Removing the valve rocker arms


Use the shaft to slide the end of the spring into its final position.

Removing the valve rocker arms


Using an m6 screw, withdraw the shafts (1) of the closing rocker arms on the exhaust and intake sides.

Removing the valve rocker arms


Remove the closing rocker arms (4) and (16), the springs (18) and (19) with the spacers (17).

Removing the valve rocker arms


Removing the valve rocker arms


Removing the valve rocker arms


Carry out the same operation to remove the closing rocker arms (4) and (16), the springs (24) and (25) with the spacers (23).

Remove the sealing rings (8) from the ends of the valve guides.

Removing the valve rocker arms


Repeat the same procedure for the other cylinder head.

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 r ...

Overhaul of cylinder head components
Cylinder heads Remove any carbon deposits from the combustion chamber and its ducts. Remove any scale from the coolant ducts. Check for cracking and inspect the sealing surfaces for scoring, ri ...

Other materials:

Transmission
Wet clutch controlled by the lever on left-hand side of the handlebar. Transmission from engine to gearbox primary shaft via spur gears. Front chain sprocket/clutch gearwheel ratio: 33/61 6-speed gearbox with constant mesh gears, gear change pedal on left side of motorcycle. Gearbox ou ...

Refitting the throttle twistgrip
Lubricate the ends of the throttle grip cables (10) and the twistgrip race with the recommended grease. The closing cable (10) features a writing on the yellow tube, whereas the opening one (10) features such writing on the white tube. To refit the throttle control components, proceed i ...

Checking the camshafts and supports
Check the cam contact surfaces for scratches, grooves, steps and waving. Worn cams are frequently the cause of poor timing, which leads to loss of engine power. Place the camshaft between two centres and check the run-out on the areas indicated using two dial gauges. Service limit: 0.1 ...

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