Ducati 999 Owner`s manual

Owner’s manual
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DUCATI999
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Hearty welcome among Ducati fans! Please accept our
best compliments for choosing a Ducati motorcycle. We
think you will ride your Ducati motorcycle for long
journeys as well as short daily trips. Ducati Motor Holding
s.p.a wishes you smooth and enjoyable riding.
We are steadily doing our best to improve our “Technical
Assistance” service. For this reason, we recommend you
to strictly follow the indications given in this manual,
especially for motorcycle running-in. In this way, your
Ducati motorbike will surely give you unforgettable
emotions.
For any servicing or suggestions you might need, please
contact our authorized service centres.
Note
Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. declines any liability
whatsoever for any mistakes incurred in drawing up this
manual. The information contained herein is valid at the
time of going to print. Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.
reserves the right to make any changes required by the
future development of the above-mentioned products.
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Enjoy your ride!
For your safety, as well as to preserve the warranty,
reliability and worth of your motorcycle, use original
Ducati spare parts only.
Warning
This manual forms an integral part of the
motorcycle and - if a transfer of title occurs - must always
be handed over to the new owner.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Throttle twistgrip 27
Front brake lever 28
Rear brake pedal 29
Gear change pedal 29
Adjusting the gear change and rear brake pegs 30
Gear change pedal adjustment 31
Rear brake pedal adjustment 32
General 6
Warranty 6
Symbols 6
Useful information for safe riding 7
Carrying the max load allowed 8
Identification data 9
Main components and devices 33
Location 33
Tank filler plug 34
Seat/fuel tank adjustment 35
Seat catch and helmet hook 36
Side stand 38
Steering damper 39
Front fork adjusters 39
Shock absorber adjusters 41
Changing motorcycle track alignment 42
Controls 10
Position of motorcycle controls 10
Instrument panel 11
LCD - main functions 12
LCD - how to set/display parameters 14
the immobilizer system 19
Keys 19
Code card 20
Procedure to disable immobilizer engine block through
throttle twistgrip 21
Duplicate keys 22
Ignition switch and steering lock 23
Left switch 24
Clutch lever 25
Cold start lever 26
Right switch 27
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Directions for use 43
Running-in recommendations 43
Pre-ride checks 45
Starting the engine 46
Moving off 48
Braking 48
Stopping the motorcycle 49
Parking 49
Refueling 50
Tool kit and accessories 51
Main maintenance operations 52
Removing the fairing 52
Checking and topping up the coolant level 55
Checking brake and clutch fluid level 57
Checking brake pads for wear 58
Lubricating cables and joints 59
Throttle cable tension adjustment 60
Charging the battery 61
Adjusting steering head angle 62
Chain tension inspection 64
Chain lubrication 64
Changing the high and low beam bulbs 65
Changing the parking light bulb 66
Front turn indicators 67
Rear turn indicators 67
Stop light 68
Number plate light 68
Beam setting 69
Rear view mirror adjustment 70
Tubeless tyres 71
Checking engine oil level 73
Cleaning and replacing the spark plugs 74
Cleaning the motorcycle 75
Storing the bike away 76
Important notes 76
Timing system 79
Performance data 80
Spark plugs 80
Brakes 80
Transmission 81
Frame 82
Wheels 82
Tyres 82
Suspensions 83
Exhaust system 83
Available colours 83
Electric system 84
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Routine maintenance record
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Technical data 77
Overall dimensions 77
Weights 77
Top-ups 78
Engine 79
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GENERAL
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Warranty
In your own interest, and in order to guarantee product
reliability, you are strongly advised to refer to a Ducati
Dealer or Authorized Workshop for any servicing
requiring particular technical expertise. Our highly skilled
staff have access to the implements required to perform
any servicing job at best, using Ducati original spare parts
only as the best guarantee for full interchangeability,
smooth running and long life.
All Ducati motorcycles come with a “Warranty Card”.
However, warranty does not apply to the motorcycles
used in competitions. No motorcycle part may be
tampered with, altered, or replaced with parts other than
original Ducati spare parts during the warranty period, or
the warranty will be automatically invalidated.
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Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. advises you to read this
manual carefully so as to become familiar with your
motorcycle. In case of any doubts, please call a Ducati
Dealer or Authorized Workshop. The information
contained herein will prove useful on your trips - and
Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. wishes you smooth,
enjoyable riding - and will help you keep the performance
of your motorcycle unchanged for a long time.
Warning
Failure to comply with these instructions may put
you at risk and lead to severe injury or death.
Important
Possibility of damaging the motorcycle and/or its
components.
Note
Additional information concerning the job being
carried out.
The terms right and left are referred to the motorcycle
viewed from the riding position.
Useful information for safe riding
Warning
Read this section before riding your motorcycle.
Accidents are frequently due to inexperience. Always
make sure you have your licence with you when riding;
you need a valid licence to be entitled to ride your
motorcycle.
Do not lend your motorcycle to inexperienced riders or
who do not hold a valid licence.
Both rider and pillion passenger must always wear a
safety helmet.
Wear proper clothing, with no loose items or accessories
that may become tangled in the controls or limit your
zone of vision.
Never start or run the engine indoors. Exhaust gases are
poisonous and may lead to loss of consciousness or even
death within a short time.
Both rider and pillion passenger should keep their feet on
the footpegs when the motorcycle is in motion.
Always hold the handlebars firmly with both hands so
you will be ready for sudden changes of direction or in
the road surface. The pillion passenger should always
hold on to the suitable belt on the rear seat with both
hands.
Ride within the law and observe national and local rules.
Always respect speed limits where these are posted.
However, always adjust your speed to the visibility, road
and traffic conditions you are riding in.
Always signal your intention to turn or pull to the next
lane in good time using the suitable turn indicators.
Be sure you are clearly visible and do not ride within the
blind spot of vehicles ahead.
Be very careful when tackling road junctions, or when
riding in the areas near exits from private grounds, car
parks or on slip roads to access motorways.
Always turn off the engine when refueling.
Be extremely careful not to spill fuel on the engine or on
the exhaust pipe when refueling.
Do not smoke when refueling.
While refueling, you may inhale noxious fuel vapors.
Should any fuel drops be spilled on your skin or clothing,
immediately wash with soap and water and change your
clothing.
Always remove the key when you leave your motorcycle
unattended.
The engine, exhaust pipes, and mufflers stay hot for a
long time.
Warning
The exhaust system might be hot, even after
engine is switched off; pay particular attention not to
touch exhaust system with any body part and do not park
the vehicle next to inflammable material (wood, leaves
etc.).
Park your motorcycle where no one is likely to hit it and
use the side stand.
Never park on uneven or soft ground or your motorcycle
may fall over.
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Carrying the maximum load allowed
Your motorcycle is designed for long-distance riding,
carrying the maximum load allowed in full safety.
Even weight distribution is critical to preserving safety
features and avoiding trouble when performing sudden
manoeuvres or riding on bumpy roads.
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Information about carrying capacity
The total weight of the motorcycle in running order
including rider, pillion passenger, luggage and additional
accessories should not exceed 375 Kg.
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Arrange your luggage or heavy accessories in the lowest
possible position and close to motorcycle centre.
Be sure to secure the luggage to the supports provided
on the motorcycle as firmly as possible. Improperly
secured luggage may affect stability.
Never fix bulky or heavy objects to the handlebar or to
the front mud guard as this would affect stability and
cause danger.
Do not insert any objects you may need to carry into the
gaps of the frame as these may foul moving parts.
Make sure the tyres are inflated to the proper pressure
indicated at page 71 and that they are in good condition.
Identification data
All Ducati motorcycles have two identification numbers,
for frame (fig. 1) and engine (fig. 2).
Frame number
Engine number
Note
These numbers identify the motorcycle model and
are required when ordering spare parts.
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fig. 1
fig. 2
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CONTROLS
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Warning
This section details the position and function of all
the controls you need to drive your motorcycle. Be sure
to read this information carefully before you use the
controls.
Position of motorcycle controls (fig. 3)
1) Instrument panel.
2) Key-operated ignition switch and steering lock.
3) Left switch.
4) Clutch lever.
5) Cold start control.
6) Right switch.
7) Throttle twistgrip.
8) Front brake lever.
9) Gear change pedal.
10) Rear brake pedal.
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Instrument panel (fig. 4)
1) LCD (see page 12).
2) Engine revolution meter (rpm)
Indicates engine rpm.
3) Neutral light N (green).
Comes on when gearbox is in neutral.
4) Low fuel light
(yellow).
Comes on when there are about 3 liters fuel left in the
tank.
5) Turn indicator light
(green).
Comes on and flashes when a turn indicator is on.
6) Engine oil pressure light
(red).
Comes on when engine oil pressure is too low. It comes
on when the ignition is switched to ON and normally
goes out a few seconds after engine starts.
It may shortly come on when the engine is hot, however,
it should go out as the engine revs up.
Important
If this light (6) stays on, stop the engine or it may
suffer severe damage.
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7) High beam light
(blue).
Comes on when high beam is on.
fig. 4
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8) EOBD light
(amber)
The engine control unit turns on this light permanently to
indicate an error leading to engine block.
The light doubles as an indicator for the immobilizer
override procedure using the throttle twistgrip.
When no errors are present, the light should come on
when the ignition switch is set to ON and should go out
after a few seconds (normally after 1.8 – 2 sec.).
9) Gear change threshold light (red)
Indicates that control unit has activated the injection
limiter. The lower portion of the light comes on 200 rpm
below injection limiter switch-on rpm; the top portion of
the light comes on 100 rpm below injection limiter
switch-on rpm.
10) Control buttons
These buttons are used to display and set instrument
panel parameters.
LCD – Main functions
Warning
Stop the motorcycle before using the instrument
panel controls. Never operate the instrument panel
controls while riding.
1) Speedometer
Gives road speed.
2) Odometer
Gives total distance covered.
3) Trip meter
Gives distance covered since last resetting.
4) Clock.
5) Lap time.
6) Lap top speed recording.
7) Battery voltage indicator.
8) Air temperature indicator.
9) Consumption indicator.
10) Coolant temperature indicator.
Gives engine coolant temperature.
Important
Stop riding if the temperature reaches the max.
value, otherwise the engine might damage.
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11) Maintenance counter.
This light comes on upon reaching the mileage specified
for preventive maintenance. The light will keep flashing
until the motorcycle covers the next 50 km and then will
stay on permanently until the counter is reset at an
DUCATI Authorized Workshop within the preventive
maintenance procedure.
12) Immobilizer indicator.
The indicator stays on when key code is wrong or is not
acknowledged, and will flash after the immobilizer has
been overridden using the throttle twistgrip (see page
21).
Important
The instrument panel is part of the on-board
electronic injection/ignition system diagnostics. The
relevant menus are for use by trained personnel only. If
you accidentally access this function, turn the key to OFF
and have the motorcycle inspected at an authorized
Ducati Service Center.
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LCD – How to set/display parameters
When the key is turned from OFF to ON, the instrument
panel runs a check-up routine of all instruments
(pointers, display, lights) (See fig. 7).
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Calling up the left display functions (A).
Press the button (1) (fig. 6) with the key turned to ON to
cycle through trip meter, odometer and lap time
indication.
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Calling up the right display functions (B)
Press the button (2) (fig. 6) with the key turned to ON to
cycle through battery voltage, air temperature and
consumption indication.
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CHECK 1
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B
fig. 6
CHECK 2
ON
fig. 7
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Clock setting
Hold down the button (1) for at least 2 seconds.
Press the button (2) to select AM/PM. Press the button
(1) to confirm selection and enter hours setting mode.
Set hours using the button (2). Press the button (1) to
confirm and enter minutes setting mode.
Set minutes using the button (2). Press the button (1) to
confirm and exit the clock setting mode.
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Resetting the trip meter
Select TRIP indication in the display (3). Hold down the
button (2) for at least 2 seconds to reset displayed trip
meter indication.
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Setting special function (vehicle model and units of
measurement)
The engine control unit transmits the correct vehicle
model and unit measurement information automatically
for the instrument panel to display. To force a change of
these parameters, turn the key from OFF to ON while
holding down both buttons (1) and (2).
Press the button (1) to scroll through available
configurations.
To store your selection, hold down the button (2) for 5
seconds, until the display will read OFF. Set the key to
OFF.
Note
The dotted boxes in the figure are the display areas
for vehicle version (normal, R or S).
Lap time recording (fig. 10 and 11)
This function lets you record lap time and displays top
speed and engine rpm during that lap.
Select the LAP mode in the display (4)(see page 14).
Press the engine start button (5) while riding to start the
on-board chronometer. Pressing the button (5) again will
stop the chronometer.
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Note
In the LAP mode, the engine may not be started
using the starter button (5).
After measuring lap times, up to 19 times may be
retrieved and displayed on the LCD. Pressing the button
(1) will scroll through recorded times. The instrument
panel provides the following information:
- Lap number (6)
- Top engine rpm (7) during selected lap
- Lap time (4)
- Top speed (8) during that lap.
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Note
The tachometer reads a speed higher than the
actual one, on average there is 8% difference. Maximum
speed stored on the LCD is the actual speed of the
vehicle during the lap concerned.
fig. 10
To wipe off recorded lap times, hold down the button (2)
for over 5 seconds.
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Coolant temperature function (fig. 12 and 13)
When coolant temperature drops below -40 °C/-40 °F,
some flashing dots appear on the display and the amber
EOBD light comes on (8, fig. 4).
When coolant temperature is between -39 °C /-38.2 °F
and +45 °C/+113 °F or between +120 °C/+248 °F and
+124 °C/+255.2 °F, the display provides a flashing
temperature indication.
When coolant temperature is between +46° C/+114.8 °F
and +119 °C/+246.2 °F, temperature indication stays on
permanently.
When coolant temperature exceeds +125 °C/+257 °F, a
flashing 125 °C/257 °F temperature indication appears on
the display, and the amber EOBD light comes on (8, fig.
4).
+ 46 °C
- 39 °C
- 40 °C
+ 45 °C
+ 119 °C
+ 120 °C
+ 124 °C
+ 125 °C
fig. 12
Backlighting function
A light sensor detects light intensity and adjusts LCD and
warning lights intensity accordingly.
When the parking light is on, the instrument panel lights
up.
fig. 13
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The immobilizer system
For improved anti-theft protection, the motorcycle is
equipped with an IMMOBILIZER, an electronic system
that inhibits engine operation whenever the ignition
switch is turned off.
Accommodated in the handgrip of each ignition key is an
electronic device that modulates an output signal. This
signal is generated by a special antenna incorporated in
the switch when the ignition is turned on and changes
every time. The modulated signal acts as a “password”
and tells the CPU that an "authorised" ignition key is
being used to start up the engine. When the CPU
recognises the signal, it enables engine start-up.
Keys (fig. 14)
The Owner receives a set of keys comprising:
- 1 RED key A
- 2 BLACK keys B
The key A performs the same functions as the keys B,
and is also used to wipe off and re-program other black
keys, if needed.
Note
The three keys have a small plate (1) attached that
reports their identification number.
Warning
Keep the keys in different places. Store the plate
(1) and the key A in a safe place.
It is also recommended to use always the same black
key to use the bike.
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Warning
Red key A has a rubber cover for preserving it in
perfect conditions and avoiding contact with other keys.
Never remove this protection unless really needed.
The keys B are regular ignition keys and are used to:
- start up the engine
- open the lock of the fuel tank filler plug
- open the seat lock (Biposto).
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Code card
The keys come with a CODE CARD (fig. 15) that reports:
A) (fig. 16) the electronic code to be used in case of
engine block, i.e. bike did not start after key-ON.
B) (fig. 16) the mechanical code for the keys to be
reported to the DUCATI Service network when you are
ordering any duplicate keys.
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Important
Keep the CODE CARD in a safe place. However, it
is advisable to keep the electronic code printed on the
CODE CARD handy when you ride your motorcycle, in
case it is necessary to override engine block through the
procedure that uses the throttle twistgrip.
In case of faulty immobilizer system, the following
procedure gives the chance to disable "engine block"
function -signalled by the orange EOBD warning light that
comes on (8, fig. 4).
But this operation can be carried out only if the electronic
code indicated on the code card is known.
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B
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Procedure to disable immobilizer engine block
through throttle twistgrip
1) Turn the key to ON and fully open throttle. Keep it
open. The EOBD warning light turns off after 8 seconds.
2) Release the throttle as soon as the EOBD warning
light turns off.
3) EOBD pilot light will flash. Count a number of flashes
corresponding to the first figure of the code, open full
throttle and keep the position for 2 seconds, then
release. In this way the input of one figure is
acknowledged, EOBD pilot light comes on and stays on
for 4 seconds. Carry out the same procedure for the
following figures of the code. Failure to do so will cause
the EOBD pilot light to flash 20 times, then it will stay on.
This means that the procedure has been aborted. It will
be necessary to turn the key to OFF and restart from
point (1).
4) Repeat operations described in point (3) up to the last
figure of the code.
5) Release the throttle twistgrip, if the code is correct,
the EOBD warning light shall flash signalling that engine
block has been disabled. The warning light turns off after
4 seconds.
If the code is NOT correct, the EOBD warning light stays
on and it is then possible to turn the key to OFF and
repeat the procedure, starting from point (1), as many
times as necessary (infinite).
Note
Should the throttle twistgrip be released before the
set time, the warning light turns on again. It is then
necessary to bring the key to OFF and restart the
procedure from point (1).
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Operation
When the ignition key is turned to OFF, the immobilizer
inhibits engine operation.
When the ignition key is turned back to ON to start the
engine, the following happens:
1) if the CPU recognised the code, the CODE light on the
instrument panel will flash briefly. This means that the
immobilizer system has recognised the key code and
enabled engine ignition. When you press the START
button, the engine will start up.
2) If the CODE light stays on, it means that the code has
not been recognised. When this is the case, turn the
ignition key back to OFF and then to ON again. If the
engine still does not start, try with another black key.
If the other key does not work out either, contact the
DUCATI Service network.
3) Should the CODE pilot light still be flashing, it means
that an immobilizer system fault was reset (e.g. with the
overriding procedure through throttle grip). Turn the key
to OFF and back to ON, the immobilizer pilot light should
go back to its normal operation (see point 1).
Warning
The keys accommodate electronic components
inside. If dropped or hit, they might damage.
Use only one key during the procedure. Failure to do so
might prevent the system from recognizing the code of
the key in use.
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Duplicate keys
If you need any duplicate keys, contact the DUCATI
Service network with all the keys you have left and your
CODE CARD.
DUCATI Service will program new keys and re-program
your original keys, up to 8 keys in total.
You may be asked to identify yourself as the legitimate
owner of the motorcycle. Be sure you have any
documents you might need to this end ready.
The codes of any keys not submitted will be wiped off
from the memory to make those keys unserviceable in
case they have been lost.
Note
If you sell your motorcycle, do not forget to give all
keys and the CODE CARD to the new owner.
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Ignition switch and steering lock (fig. 17)
It is located in front of the fuel tank and has four
positions:
A) ON: lights and engine on;
B) OFF: lights and engine off;
C) LOCK: steering locked;
D) P: parking light on and steering lock.
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Note
To move the key to the last two positions, press it
down before turning it. Switching to (B), (C) and (D), you
will be able to take the key out.
Important
This vehicle is equipped with an energy-saving
CPU. If the key stays ON for a long period but the
ignition button is not pressed within 15 seconds, the
CPU will stop operating to avoid current absorption.
Move the key to OFF and then to ON again.
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Left switch (fig. 18)
1) Dip switch, light dip switch, two positions:
position
= low beam on;
position
= high beam on.
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2) Switch
= 3-position turn indicator:
centre position = OFF;
position
= left turn;
position
= right turn.
To reset turn indicators, switch returns to central
position, push in.
3) Button
= warning horn.
4) Button
= passing.
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Clutch lever (fig. 19)
Lever (1) disengages the clutch. It features a dial adjuster
(2) for lever distance from the twistgrip on handlebar.
Lever distance from twistgrip is set via knob (2) (10 click
positions). Turn clockwise to push lever far from
twistgrip, or counterclockwise to take it closer.
When you pull in the lever (1), you will disengage the
engine from the gearbox and therefore from the driving
wheel. Using the clutch properly is essential to smooth
riding, especially when moving off.
Warning
Set clutch and brake lever when motorcycle is
stopped.
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fig. 19
Important
Using the clutch properly will avoid damage to
transmission parts and spare the engine.
Note
It is possible to start the engine with side stand
down and the gearbox in neutral. When starting the bike
with a gear engaged, pull the clutch lever (in this case the
side stand must be up).
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Cold start lever (fig. 20)
Use this device to start the engine from cold. It will
increase the engine idling speed after starting.
Lever positions:
A) = closed
B) = fully open.
The lever can be opened and closed gradually to adjust
speed until engine is fully warm (see page 46).
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Important
Never use the cold start device when the engine is
warm or leave it open when riding.
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B
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Right switch (fig. 21)
1) Switch, light switch, three positions:
right position
= light off;
centre position
= front and rear parking lights,
number plate and instrument panel lights on;
left position
= headlight, front and rear parking lights,
number plate and instrument panel lights on.
Throttle twistgrip (fig. 21)
The twistgrip (4) on the right handlebar opens the
throttles. When released, it will spring back to the initial
position (idling speed).
Note
This device is not fitted on the Australia and Japan
versions.
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2) Switch for ENGINE STOP, two positions:
position
(RUN) = run.
position
(OFF) = stop.
Warning
This switch is mainly intended for use in emergency
cases when you need to stop the engine quickly. After
stopping the engine, return the switch to the
position
to enable starting.
Important
Riding with the lights on, stopping the engine using
switch (2) and leaving the ignition key in the ON
position, may run the battery flat as the lights will remain
on.
3) Button
= engine start.
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Front brake lever (fig. 22)
Pull in the lever (1) towards the twistgrip to operate the
front brake. The system is hydraulically operated and you
just need to pull the lever gently.
The brake lever is provided with an adjuster (2) for lever
distance adjustment from twistgrip on handlebar.
Lever distance from twistgrip is set via knob (2) (10 click
positions). Turn clockwise to push lever far from
twistgrip, or counterclockwise to take it closer.
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Rear brake pedal (fig. 23)
Push down on the pedal (1) with your foot to operate the
rear brake.
The system is hydraulically operated.
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Gear change pedal (fig. 24)
The gear change pedal is at rest when in the central
position N, and automatically returns to the central
position. When in this position, light N (3, fig. 4) on
istrument panel is on.
The pedal can be moved:
down = push down on the pedal to engage 1st gear and
to shift down. The N light will go out.
up = lift the pedal to engage the 2nd gear and then the 3rd,
4th, 5th and 6th gear. Each time you move the pedal you will
engage the next gear.
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Adjusting the gear change and rear brake pegs
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Note
The position of the gear change and rear brake
pedals may be changed by using different combinations
of the upper (A and B) and lower (C, D, E, F and G)
mounting holes to secure the footpeg brackets. The
figure shows gear change footpeg adjustment. The rear
brake footpeg is adjusted by the same procedure.
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Warning
Gear change and rear brake footpegs are critical
safety components. Have them adjusted at an Authorized
DUCATI Workshop.
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Gear change pedal adjustment (fig. 26)
Gear change pedal position relative to the footpeg may
be adjusted to suit rider preferences.
There are three different adjustments available:
Approximate adjustment of pedal position
Fit a wrench into the socket (1) to lock out removable
linkage rotation and slacken the locknut (3). Release and
remove the screw (2) and adjust the linkage axially so as
to set the gear change pedal in the desired position. The
linkage has four positions determined by the axis of the
screw (2). When finished, tighten the screw (2) and the
locknut (3).
Fine adjustment
Fit a wrench into the socket (1) to lock out removable
linkage rotation and slacken the locknut (3). Rotate the
linkage working the socket (1) so as to set pedal in the
desired position. When finished, tighten the locknut (3).
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Combined adjustment
Both adjustment techniques may be used together. Make
sure to tighten locknut (3) and screw (2) when finished.
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Rear brake pedal adjustment (fig. 27)
To set the rear brake pedal,
loosen check nut (1).
Turn pedal travel adjusting screw (2) until pedal is in the
desired position.
Tighten check nut (1).
Work pedal by hand to make sure it has 1.5 - 2 mm free
play before brake begins to bite.
If not so, set the length of cylinder linkage as follows.
Loosen the check nut (3) on cylinder linkage.
Tighten linkage into fork (4) to increase play, or unscrew
linkage to reduce it.
Tighten check nut (3) and check pedal free play again.
For a fine adjustment of rear brake pedal position,
slacken the retaining screw of the brake pedal (5) and
slide the pedal inside the bracket slot (6) until setting it in
the desired position. Tighten the retaining screw.
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6
5
4
3
2
1
fig. 27
MAIN COMPONENTS AND DEVICES
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Location (fig. 28)
1) Tank filler plug.
2) Seat catch (Biposto).
3) Side stand.
4) Hook for helmet fastening cable (Biposto).
5) Steering damper.
6) Rear view mirrors.
7) Front fork adjusters.
8) Rear shock absorber adjusters.
9) Motorcycle track alignment linkage.
10) Exhaust silencer (see note on page 49).
11) Catalyzer.
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7
9
6
6
3
8
2
7
5
11
1
4
fig. 28
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Tank filler plug (fig. 29)
Opening
Lift the protection lid (1) and fit the ignition key into the
lock. Turn the key clockwise 1/4 turn to unlock.
Lift the plug.
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Closing
Refit the plug with the key in it and push it down into its
seat. Turn the key anticlockwise to its initial position and
take it out. Close the lock protection lid (1).
Note
The plug can only be closed with the key in.
fig. 29
Warning
Always make sure you have properly refitted (see
page 50) and closed the plug after each refueling.
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Seat/fuel tank adjustment (Monoposto)
On the single-seater version, the complete seat-fuel tanktail guard assembly can be adjusted by sliding forward
and rearward along rear subframe (1) axis.
This provides a 20-mm adjustment range for the seat (2)
to meet rider’s preferences.
Adjust as follows:
Release and remove the side screws (3) and remove the
side grab handles (4).
Slacken the screws (5) and move the seat-fuel tank
assembly forward or rearward.
The three holes (6) in the subframe (1) allow three
different positions.
A stud (7) fixed in the centre of the tail guard slides in a
slot (8) fitted with an “H” rubber (9).
Match the seat hole with the subframe hole that
determines the desired seat position.
Tighten the screws (3) to the specified torque.
Position the side grab handles and tighten the side
screws (1) to the specified torque.
2
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6
1
fig. 30.1
DUCATI
7
9
8
5
4
3
fig. 30.2
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Seat catch and helmet hook (Biposto)
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2
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Opening (fig. 31.1 and 31.2)
Fit the ignition key into the lock (1) and turn the key
clockwise until you hear the seat catch click.
Pull the rear end of the seat (2) gently upwards and lift
until clear.
On the front end of the compartment underneath the
seat, there is the helmet fastening cable. Insert the cable
(A) into the helmet and insert the ends of the cable into
the hook. Leave the helmet hanging outside (fig. 31) and
refit the seat.
Warning
This system is intended to lock your helmet safely
when you park your motorcycle. Never leave the helmet
hanging from the hook when riding or it may get in the
way and make you lose control of the motorcycle.
Inserting the cable under the frame from the left side will
enable to lock the seat.
0
1
1
1
fig. 31.1
A
fig. 31.2
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Closing (fig. 32)
Slide the hooks at the front bottom end of the seat
underneath the frame cross tube.
Press on the passenger seat until you hear the catch
click.
Pull the passenger seat gently up to make sure it is
correctly engaged.
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fig. 32
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Side stand (fig. 33)
Important
Before lowering the side stand, make sure that the
bearing surface is hard and flat.
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Note
It is possible to start the engine with side stand
down and the gearbox in neutral. When starting the bike
with a gear engaged, pull the clutch lever (in this case the
side stand must be up).
Do not park on soft or pebbled ground or on asphalt melt
by the sun heat and similar or the motorcycle may fall
over.
When parking in downhill road tracts, always park the
motorcycle with its rear wheel facing downhill.
To pull down the side stand, hold the motorcycle
handlebars with both hands and push down on the thrust
arm (1) with your foot until it is fully extended. Tilt the
motorcycle until the side stand is resting on the ground.
Warning
Do not sit on the motorcycle when it is supported
on the side stand.
To move the side stand to its rest position (horizontal
position), tilt the motorcycle to the right and, at the same
time, lift the thrust arm (1) with your foot.
Note
Check for proper operation of the stand mechanism
(two springs, one into the other) and the safety sensor (2)
at regular intervals.
2
1
fig. 33
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Steering damper (fig. 34)
The steering damper is before the tank and is secured to
the frame and the steering head.
It gives improved steering accuracy and stability, thus
also improving motorcycle road behavior under any riding
conditions.
Important
In case the steering angle is changed, the steering
damper must be repositioned (see page 62).
Front fork adjusters
The front fork has rebound, compression damping
adjusters and spring preload adjuster.
This adjustment is done using the outer adjusters:
1) to adjust rebound damping (fig. 35);
2) to adjust inner springs preload (fig. 35);
3) to adjust compression damping (fig. 36).
Put and secure the motorcycle on side stand.
Turn the adjuster (1) on fork leg top with a flat
screwdriver to adjust rebound damping.
To reach the adjuster (3), insert a screwdriver into the
passing hole on the wheel shaft at fork leg axis.
As you turn the adjusting screws (1 and 3), you will hear
them click. Each click identifies a setting.Turn the screw
all the way in to set the hardest damping (position 0).
This will be your starting point. Now turn the screw
anticlockwise and listen for the clicks that identify setting
positions no. “1”, “2” and so on.
fig. 34
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STANDARD factory setting is as follows:
compression:
8 clicks;
rebound:
8 clicks.
To change the preload of the spring inside each fork leg,
turn the hex. adjusting nut (2) with a 22-mm hexagon
wrench.
Preload setting range (A, fig. 35) is from 25 to 10 mm.
Factory setting is 20 mm.
1
Important
Adjust both fork legs to same settings.
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2
A
fig. 35
3
fig. 36
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Shock absorber adjusters (fig. 37)
The rear shock absorber has outer adjusters that enable
you to adjust your motorcycle to the load.
The adjuster (1) located on the left side, on the
connection holding the shock absorber to the swingarm,
controls rebound damping.
The adjuster (2) on the shock absorber expansion
reservoir controls compression damping.
Turn the adjusters (1 and 2) clockwise to increase
damping, anticlockwise to reduce it.
Rebound adjuster (1) STANDARD setting:
turn the adjuster all the way in (clockwise) then slacken it
1 turn and a half.
Compression adjuster (2) STANDARD setting:
turn the adjuster all the way in (clockwise) then slacken it
1 turn.
Two ring nuts (3), located on the top section of the shock
absorber are used to adjust the outer spring preload.
To change spring preload, slacken the upper ring nut.
Then tighten or slacken the lower ring nut to increase
or decrease spring preload as required. Once spring
preload has been set, tighten upper ring nut.
Warning
Use a specific pin wrench to turn the preload
adjusting nut. Be careful when turning the nut to avoid
hurting your hand hitting motorcycle parts. The pin may
slip out of the nut recess while carrying out such
operation.
Warning
The shock absorber is filled with gas under
pressure and may cause severe damage if taken apart by
unskilled persons.
When carrying a passenger and a load, set the rear shock
absorber spring to maximum preload to improve
motorcycle handling and keep safe clearance from the
ground. You may find that rebound damping needs
readjusting.
3
2
1
fig. 37
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Changing motorcycle track alignment (fig. 38)
Motorcycle track alignment is the result of tests carried
out under different riding conditions by our technical
staff.
Modifying factory setting is a very delicate operation,
which may lead to serious damages if carried out by
unskilled people.
Before changing standard setting, measure the reference
value (H, fig. 38).
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H
The rider can modify track alignment according to his/her
needs by changing working position of the shock
absorber, increasing/decreasing the distance between
the centers of linkage (2), loosening the nuts (3) of the
ball joints (1) by turning socket (4).
When finished, tighten the nuts (3) to 25 Nm.
Note
Please note that the lower nut (3) has a left-hand
thread.
Warning
Length of linkage (2), included between the two
joint center lines (1), should not exceed 285 mm.
fig. 38
1
3
2
4
3
1
fig. 39
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DIRECTIONS FOR USE
For all mechanical moving parts of the motorcycle to
adapt to one another and above all not to adversely affect
the life of basic engine parts, it is advisable to avoid harsh
accelerations and not to run the engine at high rpm for
too long, especially uphill.
Furthermore, the drive chain should be inspected
frequently. Lubricate it as required.
Running-in recommendations
From 1000 to 2500 km
At this point, you can squeeze some more power out of
your engine, being careful, however, to never exceed:
7000 rpm.
Max. rotation speed (fig. 40)
Rotation speed for running-in period and during standard
use (rpm):
1) up to 1000 km;
2) from 1000 to 2500 km;
3) after 2500 km.
Up to 1000 km
During the first 1000 km, keep an eye on the revolution
meter. The indicator must not exceed:
5500-6000 rpm.
During the first hours of riding, it is advisable to run the
engine at varying load and rpm, though still within
recommended limit.
To this end, roads with plenty of bends and even slightly
hilly areas are ideal for a most efficient running-in of
engine, brakes and suspensions.
For the first 100 km, use the brakes gently. Do not brake
violently or keep brake applied for too long. This will
enable a correct break-in of friction material on brake
pads against brake discs.
Important
During the whole running-in period, the
maintenance and service rules recommended in the
warranty card should be observed carefully.
Failure to comply with these rules will release Ducati
Motor Holding S.p.A. from any liability whatsoever for
any engine damage or shorter engine life.
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After 2500 km
After running-in, never exceed the following values
during the motorcycle standard use:
10000 rpm.
Strict observance of running-in recommendations will
ensure longer engine life and reduce the likelihood of
overhauls and tune-ups.
2.500÷+Km
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1.000÷2.500 Km
0÷1.000 Km
fig. 40
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Pre-ride checks
Warning
Failure to carry out these checks before riding, may
lead to motorcycle damage and injury to rider and
passenger.
Before riding, perform a thorough check-up on your bike
as follows:
Fuel level in the tank
Check fuel level in the tank.
Fill tank if needed (page 50).
Engine oil level
Check oil level in the sump through the sight glass. Top
up with recommended oil if needed (page 73).
Brake and clutch fluid
Check fluid level in the relevant reservoirs (page 57).
Coolant level
Check coolant level in the expansion reservoir. Top up if
necessary (page 55).
Tyre condition
Check tyre pressure and condition (page 71).
Controls
Work the brake, clutch, throttle and gear change controls
(levers, pedals and twistgrips) and check for proper
operation.
Lights and indicators
Make sure lights, indicators and horn work properly.
Replace any burnt-out bulbs (page 65).
Key-operated locks
Check that fuel filler plug (page 34) and seat catch locks
(Biposto version) (page 36) are closed firmly.
Stand
Make sure side stand operates smoothly and is in the
correct position (page 38).
Warning
In case of malfunctioning, do not start the
motorcycle and call a DUCATI Dealer or Authorized
Workshop.
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Starting the engine
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CK
LO
Warning
Before starting the engine, become familiar with
the controls you will need to use when riding (page 10).
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Regular ambient temperature
(10 °C/50 °F to 35 °C/95 °F):
1) Move the ignition key to ON (fig. 41). Make sure both
the green light N and the red light
on the instrument
panel come on.
Important
The oil pressure light should go out a few seconds
after the engine has started (page 11).
Warning
The side stand must be fully up (horizontal position)
as its safety sensor prevents engine start when down.
Note
It is possible to start the engine with side stand
down and the gearbox in neutral. When starting the bike
with a gear engaged, pull the clutch lever (in this case the
side stand must be up).
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FF
ON
PUSH
Note
Follow the “High ambient temperature” procedure
to start the engine when it is warm.
ON
P
IG
NIT
IO
N
fig. 41
2) Move the cold start lever (1) to (B) (fig. 42).
3) Check that the stop switch (2, fig. 41) is positioned to
(RUN), then press the starter button (3).
Let the engine start without using the throttle control.
Important
Never operate the electric start button more than 5
seconds at a time. If needed, allow 10 seconds before
attempting to restart the engine.
A
B
1
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4) Slowly move the cold start lever (1) to its vertical
position (A) (fig. 42).
Important
Do not rev up the engine when it is cold. Allow
some time for oil to reach all points that need lubricating.
High ambient temperature (over 35 °C/95 °F):
Follow the same procedure for “Regular ambient
temperature”, however, do not use the device (1, fig. 42).
fig. 42
2
Cold ambient temperature (below 10 °C/50 °F):
Follow the procedure for “Regular ambient
temperature”, however allow 5 minutes for the engine to
warm up.
3
fig. 43
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Moving off
1) Disengage the clutch squeezing the control lever.
2) Push down on gear change lever sharply with the tip
of your foot to engage the first gear. Once released, the
lever will spring back to its original position.
3) Speed up engine, by turning the throttle twistgrip and
slightly releasing the clutch lever at the same time. The
motorcycle will start moving off.
4) Let go of clutch lever and speed up.
5) To shift to second gear, close the throttle to slow
down engine, disengage the clutch right away, lift the
gear change lever and let go of clutch lever.
To shift down, release the twistgrip, pull the clutch
control lever, shortly speed up to help gears synchronize,
shift down and release the clutch.
The controls should be used correctly and timely: when
riding uphill do not hesitate to shift down as soon as the
motorcycle tends to slow down, so you will avoid lugging
the engine and stressing the motorcycle abnormally.
Important
Avoid harsh accelerations, as this may lead to
misfiring and transmission snatching. The clutch lever
should not be pulled longer than necessary after gear is
engaged, or friction parts may overheat and wear out.
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Braking
Slow down in time, shift down to engine-brake first and
then brake applying both brakes. Pull the clutch lever
before stopping the motorcycle, to avoid sudden engine
stop.
Warning
Use both brake lever and pedal for effective
braking. Using only one of the brakes will give you less
braking power.
Never use brake controls harshly or violently or you may
lock the wheels and lose control of the motorcycle.
When riding in the rain or on slippery surfaces, braking
will become less effective. Always use the brakes very
gently and carefully when riding under these conditions.
Any sudden manoeuvres may lead to loss of control.
When tackling long, high-gradient downhill road tracts,
shift down gears to use engine braking. Apply one brake
at a time and use brakes sparingly. Keeping the brakes
applied all the time would cause the friction material to
overheat and reduce braking power dangerously.
Underinflated or overinflated tyres reduce braking
efficiency and may affect safe riding and motorcycle
good handling while turning.
Stopping the motorcycle
If you let go of the throttle twistgrip, the motorcycle will
slow down gradually and smoothly. Then, shift down
releasing the clutch, and finally change from first to
neutral. Apply brakes and you will bring the motorcycle to
a complete stop.
To switch the engine off, simply turn the key to OFF
(page 23).
Important
The engine control unit incorporates a power save
feature. When the key is left accidentally in the ON
position and the starter button is not operated within 15
seconds, the engine control unit shuts down
automatically. When this is the case, turn the key to OFF
and back to ON again. However, never leave the key
turned to ON with the engine stopped.
Important
Do not leave the key turned to P for long periods or
the battery will run down. Never leave the ignition key in
the switch when you are leaving your bike unattended.
Warning
The exhaust system might be hot, even after
engine is switched off; pay particular attention not to
touch exhaust system with any body part and do not park
the vehicle next to inflammable material (wood, leaves
etc.).
Warning
Using padlocks or other locks designed to prevent
motorcycle motion, such as brake disc locks, rear
sprocket locks, and so on is dangerous and may impair
motorcycle operation and affect the safety of rider and
passenger.
Parking
Stop and park the motorcycle on the side stand (see
page 38).
To avoid theft, turn the handlebar fully left and block it by
pushing in the ignition key and turning it to the LOCK
position.
If you park in a garage or other facilities, make sure that
there is proper ventilation and that the motorcycle is not
near a source of heat.
You may leave the parking lights on by turning the key to
position P.
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Refueling (fig. 44)
Never overfill the tank when refueling. Fuel should never
be touching the rim of filler recess.
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Max level
Warning
Use fuel with low lead content and an original
octane number of 95 minimum (see table “Top-ups” on
page 78).
Make sure there is no fuel trapped in the filler plug
recess.
fig. 44
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Tool kit and accessories (fig. 45 and 46)
Stored in a compartment inside the right fairing panel are:
An Owner’s manual;
A helmet fastening cable;
A tool kit including:
- Box wrench for spark plugs; at the opposite end,
combined wrench (inner diam. 10 + outer diam. 14);
- Tommy bar for box wrench;
- Double-bit screwdriver;
- Allen key for fairings (Monoposto version);
- Screwdriver for rear shock absorber adjustment.
The twin-seater version comes with a helmet fastening
cable, which is stored underneath the passenger seat.
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fig. 45
fig. 46
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MAIN MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS
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Removing the fairing
Some servicing operations need the motorcycle fairing to
be removed.
Warning
Firmly and properly secure all removed parts when
refitting them, otherwise some of them might suddenly
come off when riding and you may lose control of your
motorcycle.
the screw (4) joining the right and left body panels at the
bottom end.
Side body panels - monoposto
Remove the body panels as follows:
Remove the four quick fasteners (3) with their ring
securing the body panels to the frame.
On the right-hand side, gain access to the tool kit, take
the Allen key for the fairing and remove the following:
the two quick fasteners (1) securing the body panels to
the brackets.
the two quick fasteners (2) securing the body panels to
the headlamp fairing.
the screw (4) joining the right and left body panels at the
bottom end.
Important
At reassembly always fit nylon washers when
tightening fastening screws, not to damage painted parts
and Plexiglas headlamp fairing.
Side body panels - biposto
Remove the body panels as follows. Using the Allen key
accommodated under the seat unscrew what follows:
the two quick fasteners (1) securing the body panels to
the brackets.
the two quick fasteners (2) securing the body panels to
the headlamp fairing.
the four frame quick fasteners (3).
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3
1
2
4
fig. 47
Note
When refitting the fairings, make sure that the front
locating lug (5) becomes correctly seated into the hole in
the headlamp fairing.
Note
To refit the left body panel, unfold the side stand
and insert it into the opening in the body panel.
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Rear-view mirrors
Unscrew the retaining screw (6) of the rear-view mirror.
Release the retaining pins (7) from the clips secured to
the headlamp support (8). Slip off the rubber gaiter (9)
and disconnect the turn indicator connectors (10).
Repeat the process for the other rear-view mirror.
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9
fig. 48
6
Important
On refitting, smear the threads of the screws (6)
with “medium-strength threadlocker”.
8
7
7
fig. 49
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Headlamp fairing
Note
The rear-view mirrors and side body panels must
first be removed as described above to allow removal of
the headlamp fairing.
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Pull the instrument panel (1) until clear of the rubber
grommets (2) and disconnect the connector (3) at the
main wiring harness end.
Disconnect the connectors of the parking light bulb.
Unscrew the two screws (4) that secure the headlamp
fairing to the headlamp support at either side.
Note
After refitting the headlamp fairing, refit the side
body panels and the rear-view mirrors.
2
2
1
2
3
fig. 50
4
fig. 51
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Checking and topping up the coolant level (fig. 52)
Check the coolant level in the expansion reservoir, on the
RH side of the motorcycle. The coolant level must be
between the marks (1) and (2). The longest mark (2)
indicates MAX level, whereas the shortest mark (1)
indicates MIN level.
Top up if the level is below the MINIMUM level.
Note
For a good view of the coolant level, look at the
tank from the left side of the motorcycle. Look down
between front wheel and right fairing.
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2
1
fig. 52
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Remove right fairing (page 52).
Unscrew the filler (3, fig. 53) and add a mixture
consisting of water and antifreeze SHELL Advance
Coolant or Glycoshell (35-40% of the volume) up to MAX
mark.
3
Refit the filler (3) and reassemble all removed parts. This
mixture improves operating conditions (coolant will start
freezing at –20 °C/-4 °F).
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Coolant circuit capacity: 2.8 cu dm (liters).
Warning
Place the motorcycle on a flat surface (vertical) and
make sure the engine is cold before proceeding.
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fig. 53
Checking brake and clutch fluid level
Fluid level should never fall below the MIN mark on
each reservoir (fig. 54) (figure shows front and rear brake
reservoirs).
If level drops below the limit, air might get into the circuit
and affect the operation of the system involved.
Brake and clutch fluid must be topped up and changed at
the intervals specified in the routine maintenance chart
(see Warranty Card) by a Ducati Dealer or Authorized
Workshop.
Important
It is recommended all brake and clutch lines be
changed every four years.
Brake system
If you find exceeding play on brake lever or pedal and
brake pads are still in good condition, contact a Ducati
Dealer or Authorized Workshop to have the system
inspected and any air drained out of the circuit.
Warning
Do not spill any brake and clutch fluid on the
paintwork or on plastic parts or they will damage.
Hydraulic oil is corrosive; it may cause damages and lead
to severe injuries.
Never mix different quality oils.
Check for joint proper sealing.
Clutch system
If the control lever has exceeding play and the
transmission snatches or jams as you try to engage a
gear, it means that there is air in the circuit. Contact a
Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop to have the
system inspected and air drained out.
Warning
Clutch fluid level in the reservoir tends to increase
as the clutch plates friction material wears out. Do not
exceed specified level (3 mm above minimum level).
MIN
fig. 54
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Checking brake pads for wear (fig. 55)
To facilitate inspection without removing the pads from
the calipers, brake pads have a wear mark. If the grooves
in the friction material are still visible, the pad is still in
good condition.
MIN
Important
Have the brake pads replaced at a Ducati Dealer or
Authorized Workshop.
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fig. 55
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Lubricating cables and joints
The condition of the outer sheath of the throttle/cold start
cables should be checked at regular intervals. The sheath
should show no signs of squeezing or cracking.
Work the controls to make sure the inner cables slide
smoothly inside the sheath: if you feel any friction or hard
spots, have the cable replaced by a Ducati Dealer or
Authorized Workshop.
To prevent these failures, for the throttle cable, it is best
to open the thottle control by unscrewing the two
fastening screws (1, fig. 56) and then grease the cable
ends and the pulley with SHELL Advance Grease or
Retinax LX2.
Warning
When refitting the cover, be sure to slide the cables
onto the suitable pulley.
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1
fig. 56
Refit the cover and tighten the screws (1).
To ensure smooth operation of the side stand joint, clean
off any dirt and apply SHELL Alvania R3 at all points
exposed to friction.
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1,5÷2 mm
➤
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Throttle cable tension adjustment
The throttle twistgrip must have a free play of 1.5-2.0
mm measured at the edge of the twistgrip, at all
positions of the handlebars.
If needed, adjust using the adjusters (1 and 2, fig. 58)
located on the steering tube on the left side of the
motorcycle.
The adjuster (1) is for throttle opening, whereas adjuster
(2) is for throttle closing.
Slip off the dust covers of the adjusters and slacken the
locknuts. Work the adjusters as follows: turn clockwise
to increase play, anti-clockwise to decrease play. When
finished, tighten the locknuts and refit the dust covers.
1,5÷2 mm
fig. 57
2
1
fig. 58
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Charging the battery (fig. 59)
Before charging the battery, it is best to remove it from
the motorcycle.
Remove the l.h. body panel (page 52), undo the screw (1)
and remove the upper bracket.
Always disconnect the black negative terminal (-) first,
and then the red positive terminal (+).
Warning
Keep the battery out of the reach of children.
Charge the battery at 0.9 A for 5-10 hours.
Warning
Batteries develop explosive gases: keep it away
from heat sources and flames.
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Charge the battery in a ventilated room.
Connect the battery charger leads to the battery
terminals - red to positive terminal (+), black to negative
terminal (-).
Important
Make sure the charger is off when you connect the
battery to it, or you might get sparks at the battery
terminals that could ignite the gases inside the cells.
Always connect the red positive terminal (+) first.
Reinstall the battery on its mount and secure the upper
bracket with the screw (1). Connect the terminals. Use
some grease on the fastening screws to improve
conductive capacity.
1
–
+
fig. 59
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Adjusting steering head angle
Before changing steering head angle, you must first
remove the steering damper. Unscrew the retaining
screws (1 and 2) to release the steering damper. The
steering lock peg (3) is retained with a screw (2) and
must be re-positioned farther back on refitting when
steering head angle is modified.
Slacken the steering head retaining screw (4).
To change steering head angle, remove the circlips (6)
and the washers (7) and loosen the two screws (5) on
the frame right side.
Fully unscrew the screw (8) and turn the steering tube
eccentric (9) by 180° with a pin wrench.
Check that the hole on the eccentric is centred with the
through hole in the steering tube. Look at the arrow
etched in the top area of the eccentric to centre both
holes accurately.
Fully screw the screw (8). Grease the threads of the
screws (5) with SHELL Retinax HDX2 and tighten to 22
Nm. Refit the washer (7) and the circlip (6).
2
1
3
4
fig. 60
Note
While performing the above, the handlebars should
not be fully turned.
9
7
5
8
5
6
fig. 61
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If you wish to set steering head angle at 23° 30’, match
the last hole at the front end of the steering lock peg (3)
with the mounting hole in the steering head. Apply
medium-strength threadlocker to the screw (2) and use
the screw to secure the steering damper, after installing
the steering lock peg (3).
Rotate the ball joint (A) of the steering damper rod
through 180°. Apply medium-strength threadlocker to the
screw (1) you have removed previously and secure the
steering damper with the screw.
Grease the screw (4) you have slackened previously and
tighten.
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A
1
fig. 62
63
Chain tension inspection (fig. 63)
Important
Have the drive chain tensioned up at a Ducati
Dealer or Authorized Workshop.
Important
Using non-specific lubricants may lead to severe
damage to chain, front and rear sprocket.
When tension is correct, the slack of the lower portion of
the chain should be 25 mm.
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Warning
Correct tightening of the tensioner lock nuts (1) is
essential to rider and pillion passenger’s safety.
Important
Improper chain tension will lead to early wear of
transmission parts.
Chain lubrication
The chain fitted on your motorcycle has O-rings that keep
dirt out of and lubricant inside the sliding parts. The seals
might be irreparably damaged if the chain is cleaned
using any solvent other than those specific for O-ring
chains or washed using steam or water jets. After
cleaning, blow the chain dry or dry it using absorbent
material and lubricate with SHELL Advance Chain or
Advance Teflon Chain on each link.
1
25 mm
=
=
fig. 63
64
Changing the high and low beam bulbs
Before replacing a burnt-out bulb, make sure that the
new one complies with voltage and wattage as specified
on page 84, “Electric System”, for that lighting device.
Always check for new bulb proper operation before
refitting removed parts.
Figure 64 shows the position of the low beam (LO), high
beam (HI) and parking light (1) bulbs.
Important
In the USA version, the position of the high and low
beam bulbs is reversed.
Headlamp
Remove the instrument panel (see page 54) to give
access to the upper bulb. Disconnect the instrument
panel connector (2) at the main wiring harness end.
Rotate the locking ring nut (3) of the upper bulb body
anti-clockwise and extract the burnt-out bulb. Replace
with a bulb of equal rating.
On refitting, rotate the locking ring nut (3) clockwise to
secure the bulb in place.
To gain access to the lower bulb, remove the headlamp
fairing as described in paragraph “Removing the fairings”
on page 52 and unscrew the screws (5) to release the
bottom cover (4) of the headlamp support. Change the
bulb as described for upper bulb removal.
1
LO
USA
HI
HI
USA
LO
fig. 64
3
2
fig. 65
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Note
Main wiring harness cable does not need to be
disconnected to replace the headlamp bulbs.
Note
Be careful to hold the new bulb at the base only.
Never touch the transparent body with your fingers or it
will blacken resulting in reduced bulb brilliancy.
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Refitting
After changing the burnt-out bulb, connect the
instrument panel connector to the main wiring harness,
locate the instrument panel to the rubber grommets and
refit panel.
Refit the bottom cover and the headlamp fairing and
secure them using the retaining screws. Make sure the
turn indicator wires are correctly routed in the grooves
inside headlamp supports.
Changing the parking light bulb
Remove headlight fairing (see page 54), detach
instrument panel connector (2, fig. 65) from wiring and
put your hand into the headlamp support to grasp the
parking light bulb (1).
Extract the bulb holder from its seat and change the
bulb. Then reconnect intrument panel wiring and properly
position it on its buffers.
5
4
5
5
5
fig. 66
1
fig. 67
66
Front turn indicators (fig. 68)
Note
The rear-view mirror and incorporated turn indicator
are shown detached from the headlamp fairing to
simplify illustration.
2
Remove the screws (1) and detach the glass (2) from the
indicator/mirror support.
The bulb is of the bayonet-type: press and rotate anticlockwise to remove; fit the spare bulb by pressing and
turning clockwise until it clicks.
Refit the glass into the suitable slot in the indicator body
and tighten the screws (1).
Rear turn indicators
To change the rear turn indicator bulbs, rotate indicator
body (3) by one fourth of a turn so that glass is upward
and extract it from indicator mount.
The bulb is of the bayonet-type: press and rotate anticlockwise to remove; fit the spare bulb by pressing and
turning clockwise until it clicks.
Refit indicator body (3) to its mount and rotate by one
fourth of a turn.
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1
fig. 68
3
fig. 69
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Stop light (fig. 70)
To replace the stop and parking light bulbs, unscrew the
two screws (1) that secure the cover (2). The cover (2)
has two retaining pins on the inner face that hold the tail
light lens (3) in place. The bulb is of the bayonet-type:
press and twist anti-clockwise to remove. Fit the spare
bulb by pressing and turning clockwise until it locates
into its seat with an audible click. Refit any parts you
have removed.
3
2
1
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4
5
fig. 70
Number plate light (fig. 71)
To expose the number plate light bulb, unscrew the two
retaining screws (4) securing the cover (5). Extract the
bulb and replace.
3
fig. 71
68
Beam setting (fig. 72)
When checking the beam setting, put the motorcycle
upright. Tyres should be inflated at the correct pressure
and one person should be sitting astride the motorcycle,
keeping it at right angles to its longitudinal axis. Place the
motorcycle opposite a wall or a screen, 10 meters apart
from it, then draw a horizontal line dictated by headlamp
center and a vertical one in line with the longitudinal axis
of motorcycle.
If possible, perform this check in dim light.
Switch on the low beam. The height of the light spot
(measured at the upper limit between dark and lighted-up
area) should not exceed 9/10th of the height from ground
of headlamp center.
9 x
10
x
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10 m
fig. 72
Note
The procedure described here is in compliance with
the “Italian Standard” establishing the maximum height
of the light beam. Owners in other countries will adapt
said procedure to the provisions in force in their
countries.
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The vertical position of the headlamp is set by means of
the adjusting knobs (1, fig. 73) on the left side of the
headlamp. Rotate the knobs clockwise to lower the
beam or anti-clockwise to raise it.
1
Note
To gain access to the lower knob, you must first
remove the headlamp fairing as described on page 54.
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DOWN
UP
fig. 73
Rear view mirror adjustment (fig. 74)
The rear view mirror is adjusted manually by pressing at
position (A).
A
fig. 74
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Tubeless tyres
Tyre pressure
Front:
2.1 bar - 2.3 Kg/sq cm
Rear:
2.2 bar - 2.4 Kg/sq cm
As tyre pressure is affected by temperature and altitude
variations, you are advised to check and adjust it
whenever you are riding in areas where ample variations
in temperature or altitude occur.
Important
Check and adjust tyre pressure when tyres are
cold.
To avoid front wheel rim distortion, when riding on
bumpy roads, increase tyre pressure by 0.2 - 0.3 bar.
Tyre repair or replacement (Tubeless)
In the event of a tiny puncture, tubeless tyres will take a
long time to deflate, as they tend to keep air inside. If
you find low pressure on one tyre, check the tyre for
punctures.
Warning
A tyre must be replaced when punctured. Replace
tyres with recommended standard tyres only.
Be sure to tighten the valve caps securely to avoid leaks
when riding. Never use tube type tyres. Failure to heed
this warning may lead to sudden tyre bursting and to
serious danger to rider and passenger.
After replacing a tyre, the wheel must be balanced.
Important
Do not remove or shift the wheel balancing
weights.
Note
If tyres need replacing, contact a Ducati Dealer or
Authorized Workshop to make sure wheels are removed
and refitted correctly.
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Minimum tread depth
Measure tread depth (S, fig. 75) at the point where tread
is most worn down. It should not be less than 2 mm and
anyway not below the legal limit.
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Important
Visually inspect the tyres at regular intervals for
detecting cracks and cuts, especially on the side walls,
bulges or large spots that are indicative of internal
damage. Replace them if badly damaged.
Remove any stones or other foreign bodies caught in the
tread.
fig. 75
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Checking engine oil level (fig. 76)
Engine oil level can be checked through the sight glass
(1) provided on the clutch cover.
When checking oil level, the motorcycle should be
upright and the engine cold.
Allow a few minutes for oil to settle to a steady level
after stopping the engine.
Oil level should be between the marks near the sight
glass. Top up oil level with SHELL Advance Ultra 4, if low.
Undo the filler plug (2) and top up to correct level.
Refit the plug.
1
2
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Important
Engine oil and oil filters must be changed by a
Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop at regular
intervals, as specified in the routine maintenance chart
(see Warranty Card).
10W
Multigrade Unigrade
Viscosity
SAE 10W-40
The other viscosity degrees indicated in the table can be
used if the local average temperature is within the limits
specified for that oil viscosity.
fig. 76
20W
20
30
40
20W–40 20W–50
15W–40 15W–50
10W–40
10W–30
–10
0
10
20
30
40°C
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Cleaning and replacing the spark plugs (fig. 77)
Spark plugs are essential to smooth engine running and
should be checked at regular intervals. Spark plugs
condition provides a good measure of engine condition.
Have the spark plugs inspected or replaced at a Ducati
Dealer or Authorized Workshop. Firstly, they will check
the color of the ceramic insulator of the central electrode:
a light brown, even color is a sign of good engine
condition.
Secondly, they will check the central electrode for wear
and measure electrode gap. Electrode gap should be:
0.6-0.7 mm.
Important
An electrode gap outside the specified limit will
adversely affect engine performance and may lead to
difficult starting or erratic idling.
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0,6÷0,7 mm
fig. 77
Cleaning the motorcycle
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 only. Prefer biodegradable
products. Avoid aggressive detergents or solvents.
Warning
Loss of braking may occur immediately after
washing the motorcycle. Never grease or lubricate the
brake discs. Loss of braking and further accidents may
occur. Clean the discs with an oil-free solvent.
Important
Do not wash your motorcycle right after use. When
the motorcycle is still hot, water drops will evaporate
faster and spot hot surfaces.
Never clean the motorcycle using hot or high-pressure
water jets. Cleaning the motorcycle with water cleaners
may lead to seizure or severe failure of front fork, wheel
hub assembly, electric system, front fork seals, air inlets
or exhaust silencers and adversely affect the operation of
motorcycle safety features.
If needed, 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.
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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;
drain the fuel from fuel tank;
pour a few drops of engine oil into the cylinders through
the spark plug seats, then crank the engine by hand a
few times so a protective film of oil will spread on
cylinder inner walls;
place the motorcycle on the paddock stand;
disconnect and remove the battery. Battery should be
checked and charged or replaced whenever the
motorcycle has been left unridden for over a month;
protect the motorcycle with a suitable canvas that will
protect paintwork and let condensate breathe out.
The canvas is available from Ducati Performance.
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Important notes
Some countries, such as France, Germany, Great Britain,
Switzerland and so on, have compulsory emission and
noise standards that include mandatory inspections at
regular intervals.
Carry out any required inspection and replace any parts
using Ducati original spare parts complying with local law.
TECHNICAL DATA
Weights
Dry weight:
197 Kg
Carrying full load:
375 Kg.
Warning
Failure to observe weight limits could result in poor
handling and impair the performance of your motorcycle,
and you may lose control of the motorcycle.
Overall dimensions (mm) (fig. 78)
780
1090
730
125
1420
2096
fig. 78
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Top-ups
Type of fluid
cu dm (liters)
Fuel tank, including a reserve
of 3 cu dm (liters)
Unleaded fuel
95 fuel octane rating (at least)
15.5
Oil sump and oil filter
SHELL - Advance Ultra 4
3.7
Front/Rear brake and clutch circuits
Special fluid for hydraulic systems
SHELL - Advance Brake DOT 4
_
Protectant for electric contacts
Spray for electric systems
SHELL - Advance Contact Cleaner
_
Front fork
SHELL - Advance Fork 7.5 or Donax TA
0.480 (each leg)
Cooling circuit
Antifreeze SHELL - Advance Coolant or
Glycoshell 35-40% + water
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Important
Additives to fuel or lubricants are not allowed.
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Engine
Twin cylinder, four-stroke, 90° “L” type, longitudinal.
Bore:
100 mm
Stroke:
63.5 mm
Total displacement:
998 cu.cm.
Compression ratio:
1:11.4±0.5
Max. power at crankshaft (95/1/EC):
91 kW - 124 HP at 9500 rpm
Max torque at crankshaft (95/1/EC):
102 Nm at 8000 rpm
Max. rotation speed:
11500 rpm
Desmodromic timing system (fig. 79)
1) Opening (or upper) rocker.
2) Opening rocker shim.
3) Closing (or lower) rocker shim.
4) Return spring for lower rocker.
5) Closing (or lower) rocker.
6) Camshaft.
7) Valve.
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Important
Do not exceed specified rotation speed limits
under any running condition.
Timing system
Desmodromic (type) with four valves per cylinder,
operated by eight rocker arms (4 opening rockers and 4
closing rockers) and two overhead camshafts. It is
operated by the crankshaft through spur gears, belt
rollers and toothed belts.
6
1
2
3
7
5
4
fig. 79
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Performance data
Maximum speed in any gear should be reached only after
a correct running-in period with the motorcycle properly
serviced at the recommended intervals.
Max. speed (rider alone):
270 Km/h
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Spark plugs
Make:
CHAMPION
Type:
RG 4 HC
Brakes
Front brake
With double semi-floating drilled disc.
Material:
steel
Disc diameter:
320 mm
Hydraulically operated by a control lever on right
handlebar.
Braking surface:
79 sq cm
Make brake calipers:
BREMBO
80
Type:
34-4 pistons.
Friction material:
TOSHIBA TT 2172
Master cylinder type:
PR 18.
Rear brake
With fixed drilled steel disc.
Disc diameter:
240 mm
Hydraulically operated by a pedal on R.H. side.
Braking surface:
32 sq cm
Make:
BREMBO
Type:
34-2 pistons.
Friction material:
FERIT I/D 450 FF
Master cylinder type:
PS 11.
Warning
Brake fluid can dissolve paintwork and cause
severe eye and skin injuries in the event of accidental
spilling. Wash the affected area with abundant running
water.
Transmission
Dry clutch operated by a control lever on left handlebar.
Drive is transmitted from engine to gearbox main shaft
via spur gears.
Front sprocket/clutch sprocket ratio:
32/59
6-speed gearbox with constant mesh gears, gear change
pedal on left side of motorcycle.
Gearbox/rear sprocket ratio:
15/36
Total gear ratios:
1st gear 15/37
2nd gear 17/30
3rd gear 20/28
4th gear 22/26
5th gear 23/24
6th gear 24/23
Important
The above gear ratios are the homologated ones
and under no circumstances must they be modified.
However, if you wish to tune up your motorcycle for
competitive trials, you may refer to Ducati Motor Holding
S.p.A. who will be glad to provide information about the
special ratios available. Contact a Ducati Dealer or
Authorized Workshop.
Warning
For the replacement of the rear sprocket, contact a
Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop. The incorrect
replacement of this component could seriously endanger
your safety and that of your passenger and cause
irreparable damage to the motorcycle.
Drive chain from gearbox to rear wheel:
Make:
DID
Type:
525 HV
Size:
5/8"x1/16"
Links:
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Frame
Tubular trestle frame with upper section made of highstrength steel.
Steering angle (on each side):
28° 30’
For improved performance on track the headstock angle
can be changed (see page 62).
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STANDARD steering setting for road riding is as follows:
Steering head angle:
24°30’
Trail:
97 mm.
For track riding, setting can be modified to the following
values:
Steering head angle:
23° 30’
Trail:
91 mm.
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Wheels
Five-Y-spoke, light-alloy rims.
Front wheel
Dimensions:
3.50x17"
Rear wheel
Dimensions:
5.50x17"
The wheel shaft can be removed.
Tyres
Front tyre
Tubeless, radial tyre.
Size:
120/70-ZR17
Rear tyre
Tubeless, radial tyre.
Size:
190/50-ZR17
Suspensions
Front
Hydraulic upside-down fork provided with outer adjuster
for rebound, compression, and preload (for inner springs
of fork legs).
Stanchion diameter:
43 mm
Travel along leg axis:
125 mm.
Exhaust system
Catalyzed in compliance with emission regulations.
Available colours
Available in:
Ducati anniversary red 473.101 (PPG);
metal-color frame and wheel rims.
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Rear
Of the progressive type, thanks to a rocker arm
connecting frame and upper pivot point of the shock
absorber. The shock absorber enables the adjustment of
rebound and compression damping and spring preload.
At the bottom pivot point it is connected to a light-alloy
swingarm. The swingarm hinges on a pivot pin passing
through the frame and engine.
The whole system gives the bike excellent stability.
Travel:
71 mm.
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Electric system
Basic electric items are:
front headlamp featuring two halogen lamps, consisting
of the following:
HB3 12V-60W low beam unit;
HB3 12V-60W high beam unit;
12V-5W parking light.
Electrical controls on handlebars.
Turn indicators, 12V-10W bulbs.
Horn.
Stop light switches.
Sealed battery 12V-10 Ah.
Generator 12V-520W.
Electronic voltage regulator (rectifier), protected by a
40 A fuse near the battery.
DENSO starter motor, 12V-0.7 kW.
Tail light, 12V-5/21W double-filament bulb for stop light
and parking light; 12V-5W bulb for number plate light.
Fuses
The main fuse box (1, fig. 80) is located betwen headlight
mount and headlight fairing. To expose the fuses, take off
the box protective cover. Mounting position and ampere
capacity are marked on it.
Note
See “Replacing bulbs” on page 65 for relevant
instructions.
Warning
Never use a fuse with a rating other than specified.
Failure to observe this rule may damage the electric
system or even lead to fire.
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Two fuses (2, fig. 81) located at the side of the battery
protect the relay of the injection system and engine
control unit.
The fuse (3) protects the electronic regulator. Remove
the protective cap to expose the fuses.
A blown fuse is identified by the interrupted inner
filament (3, fig. 82).
Important
Switch the ignition key to OFF before replacing the
fuse to avoid possible short circuits.
1
A
B
C
D
4
4
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IN GOOD CONDITION
INTEGRO
BLOWN
QUEMADO
fig. 80
fig. 82
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2
F
3
fig. 81
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Legend of the wiring diagram of electric
system/injection
01 Right switch
02 Key-operated switch
03 Left electric fan
04 Right electric fan
05 Starter motor
06 Starter contactor
07 Battery
08 Regulator fuse
09 Regulator
10 Generator
11 Rear right-turn indicator
12 Tail light
13 Number plate light
14 Rear left-turn indicator
15 Fuel tank
16 Injection fuses
17 Injection relay
18 Self-diagnostics
19 Horizontal cylinder coil
20 Vertical cylinder coil
21 Horizontal cylinder spark plug
22 Vertical cylinder spark plug
23 Horizontal cylinder injector
24 Vertical cylinder injector
25 Throttle position sensor
26 Rpm/timing sensor
27 Coolant temperature sensor
28 Speed sensor
29 Side stand
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30 Neutral switch
31 Oil pressure switch
32 Rear stop light switch
33 Ignition/injection unit
34 Fuses
35 Clutch switch
36 Front stop light switch
37 Left switch
38 Transponder antenna
39 Air temperature sensor
40 Finish line
41 Instruments
42 Lights relay
43 Front left-turn indicator
44 Headlamp
45 Front parking light
46 Front right-turn indicator
47 Warning horn
Wire color coding
B Blue
W White
V Violet
Bk Black
Y Yellow
R Red
Lb Light blue
Gr Grey
G Green
Bn Brown
O Orange
P Pink
Legend of fuse boxes (fig. 80 and 81)
Pos.
Description
Rtng.
1A
High and low beams
15 A
1B
Stop light – horn – flasher
20 A
1C
Key on
7.5 A
1D
Instrument panel power supply
3A
2E
Engine control unit
3A
2F
Injection relay
20 A
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Note
The system wiring diagram is at the end of this
manual.
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FOR UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VERSION
ONLY
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Reporting of safety defects
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could
cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Ducati
North America. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it
may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety
defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall
and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become
involved in individual problems between you, your dealer,
or Ducati North America. To contact NHTSA, you may
either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-4249393 (or 366-0123 in Washington, D.C. area) or write to:
NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington,
D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other information about
motor vehicle safety from the Hotline.
Safety warnings
Traffic Rules vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Know
the regulations in your jurisdiction before riding this
motorcycle.
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Warning
This motorcycle is designed and intended for use
on streets and other smooth, paved areas only. Do not
use this motorcycle on unpaved surfaces. Such use could
lead to upset or other accident.
Noise emission warranty
Ducati Motor S.p.A. warrants that this exhaust system, at
the time of sale, meets all applicable U.S. EPA Federal
noise standards. This warranty extends to the first
person who buys this exhaust system for purposes other
than resale, and to all subsequent buyers. Warranty
claims should be directed to: Ducati North America, Inc.,
237 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, New Jersey, 074441028 Tel: 001.973.839-2600 • Fax: 001.973.839-2331.
Noise and exhaust emission control system
information
Source of Emissions
The combustion process produces carbon monoxide and
hydrocarbons. Control of hydrocarbons is very important
because under certain conditions, they react to form
photochemical smog when subjected to sunlight. Carbon
monoxide does not react in the same way, but is toxic.
Ducati utilizes lean carburetor settings and other systems
to reduce carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons.
Exhaust Emission Control System
The Exhaust Emission Control System is composed of
lean carburetor settings, and no adjustments should be
Crankcase Emission Control System
The engine is equipped with a closed crankcase system
to prevent discharging crankcase emissions into the
atmosphere. Blow-by gas is returned to the combustion
chamber through the air cleaner and the throttle body.
Evaporative Emission Control System
California motorcycles are equipped with an evaporative
emission control system which consists of a charcoal
canister and associated piping. This system prevents the
escape of fuel vapors from the throttle body and fuel
tank.
Tampering warning
Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited. Federal
Law prohibits the following acts or causing thereof:
(1) the removal or rendering inoperative by any person,
other than for purposes of maintenance, repair, or
replacement, of any device or element of design
incorporated into any new vehicle for the purpose of
noise control prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate
purchaser or while it is in use; or
(2) the use of the vehicle after such device or element of
design has been removed or rendered inoperative by any
person.
Among those acts presumed to constitute tampering
are the acts listed below:
(1) Removal of, or puncturing the muffler, baffles, header
pipes or any other component which conducts exhaust
gases.
(2) Removal or puncturing of any part of the intake
system.
(3) Lack of proper maintenance.
(4) Replacing any moving part of the vehicle, or parts of
the exhaust or intake system, with parts other than those
specified by the manufacturer.
This product should be checked for repair or replacement
if the motorcycle noise has increased significantly
through use. Otherwise, the owner may become subject
to penalties under state and local ordinances.
Problems that may affect motorcycle emissions
If you are aware of any of the following symptoms, have
the vehicle inspected and repaired by your local Ducati
dealer.
Symptoms:
Hard starting or stalling after starting.
Rough idle.
Misfiring or backfiring during acceleration.
After-burning (backfiring).
Poor performance (driveability) and poor economy.
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made except idle speed adjustments with the throttle
stop screw. The Exhaust Emission Control System is
separate from the crankcase emission control system.
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Riding safety
The points given below are applicable for every day
motorcycle use and shoud be carefully observed for safe
and effective vehicle operation.
A motorcycle does not provide the impact protection of
an automobile, so defensive riding in addition to wearing
protective apparel is extremely important.
Do not let protective apparel give you a false sense of
security.
Before changing lanes, look over your shoulder to make
sure the way is clear. Do not rely solely on the rear view
mirror; you may misjudge a vehicle’s distance and speed,
or you may not see it at all.
When going up steep slopes, shift to a lower gear so that
there is plenty of power to spare rather than overloading
the engine.
When applying the brakes, use both the front and rear
brakes. Applying only one brake for sudden braking may
cause the motorcycle to skid and lose control.
When going down long slopes, control vehicle speed by
closing the throttle. Use the front and rear brakes for
auxiliary braking.
Riding at the proper rate of speed and avoiding
unnecessarily fast acceleration are important not only for
safety and low fuel consumption but also for long vehicle
life and quieter operation.
When riding in wet conditions or on loose roadway
surfaces, the ability to maneuver will be reduced. All of
your actions should be smooth under these conditions.
Sudden acceleration, braking or turning may cause loss
of control.
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When the roadway is wet, rely more on the throttle to
control vehicle speed and less on the front and rear
brakes.
The throttle should also be used judiciously to avoid
skidding the rear wheel from too rapid acceleration or
deceleration.
On rough roads, exercise caution, slow down, and grip
the fuel tank with your knees for better stability.
When quick acceleration is necessary as in passing, shift
to a lower gear to obtain the necessary power.
Do not down shift at too high an r.p.m. to avoid damage
to the engine from overreving.
Avoiding unnecessary weaving is important to the safety
of both the rider and other motorists.
Do not exceed the legal speed limit or drive too fast for
existing conditions. High speed increases the influence
of any condition affecting stability and the loss of control.
Operate motorcycle only at moderate speed and out of
traffic until you have become thoroughly familiar with its
operation and handling characteristics under all
conditions. This is a very high performance motorcycle,
designed and intended for use by experienced careful
riders only!
A new motorcycle must be operated according to a
special break-in procedure (see Running in
recommendations).
Warning
Before starting engine, check for proper operation
of brake, clutch, shifter, throttle controls, correct fuel and
oil supply.
Warning
Do not ride the motorcycle with helmets attached
to the hook; the helmets could cause an accident by
distracting the operator or interfering with normal vehicle
operation.
The exhaust system becomes very hot during operation,
never touch the exhaust system. Wear clothing that fully
covers your legs. Do not wear loose clothing which could
catch on the control levers, footrests, wheels, or chain.
Any amount of alcohol will significantly interfere with
your ability to safely operate your motorcycle. Don’t drink
and ride.
Vehicle identification number (VIN);
Every Ducati motorcycle is identified by two identification
numbers (see page 9). Figure A specifically shows the
frame identification numbers.
DUCATI
TYPE OF
MOTORCYCLE
MODEL
YEAR
SEQUENTIAL
NUMBER
{
{
{
Protective apparel
Always wear a helmet. Most motorcycle accident
fatalities are due to head injuries.
For safety eye protection, gloves, and high top, sturdy
boots should also be worn.
PLANT OF
MANUFACTURE
ZDM 1U B 5 T ★ 3 B 0 0 0 0 0 0
★ Varies-can be thru 9 or X (Check digit)
fig. A
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Gasoline is extremely flammable and is explosive under
certain conditions. Refuell in a well ventilated area with
the engine stopped. Do not smoke or allow open flames
or sparks when refuelling or servicing the fuel system.
Always close the fuel petcock when the engine is not
running to prevent flooding of the throttle body. Do not
overfill fuel tank (see instructions page 49).
Motorcycle exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide
gas. Do not inhale exhaust gases and never run the
engine in a closed garage or confined area.
Use only Ducati approved parts and accessories.
This motorcycle was not intended to be equipped with a
sidecar or to be used to tow any trailer or other vehicle.
Ducati does not manufacture sidecars or trailers and
cannot predict the effects of such accessories on
handling or stability, but can only warn that the effects
will be adverse and any damage to motorcycle
components caused by the use of such accessories will
not be remedied under warranty.
Label location (fig. B)
1
11
6
11
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2
● only for California
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9
2
3
8
7
5
4
10
fig. B
E
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25 mm
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California evaporation emission system
This system consists of (fig. C):
1) Warn air inlet;
2) Canister;
3) Dell’Orto jet;
4) Intake manifolds;
5) Breather pipe;
6) Fuel tank.
Important
In the event of fuel system malfunction, contact
Ducati’s authorized Service Centres.
4
3
CANISTER
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c
1
CANISTE
R
c
d
fig. C
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Ducati limited warranty on emission control
system
Ducati North America, Inc., 237 West Parkway, Pompton
Plains, New Jersey 07444-1028 warrants that each new
1998 and later Ducati motorcycle, that includes as
standard equipment a headlight, tail-light and stoplight,
and is street legal:
A) is designed, built and equipped so as to conform at
the time of initial retail purchase with all applicable
regulations of the United States Environmental
Protection Agency, and the California Air Resources
Board; and
B) is free from defects in material and workmanship
which cause such motorcycle to fail to conform with
applicable regulations of the United States Environmental
Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board
for a period of use, depending on the engine
displacement,of 12,000 kilometers (7,456 miles), if the
motorcycle’s engine displacement is less than 170 cubic
centimeters; of 18,000 kilometers (11,185 miles), if the
motorcycle’s engine displacement is equal to or greater
than 170 cubic centimeters but less than 280 cubic
centimeters; or of 30,000 kilometers (18,641 miles), if
the motorcycle’s engine displacement is 280 cubic
centimeters or greater; or 5 (five) years from the date of
initial retail delivery, whichever first occurs.
I. Coverage
Warranty defects shall be remedied during customary
business hours at any authorized Ducati motorcycle
dealer located within the United States of America in
parts replaced and labor charges based on Ducati’s
recommended time allowance for the warranty repair and
the geographically appropriate hourly labor rate. The
owner may be required to keep receipts and failed parts
in order to receive compensation.
II. Limitations
This Emission Control System Warranty shall not cover
any of the following:
A. Repair or replacement required as a result of
(1) accident,
(2) misuse,
(3) repairs improperly performed or replacements
improperly installed,
(4) use of replacement parts or accessories not
conforming to Ducati specifications which adversely
affect performance and/or
(5) use in competitive racing or related events.
B. Inspections, replacement of parts and other services
and adjustments required for routine maintenance.
C. Any motorcycle on which odometer mileage has been
changed so that actual mileage cannot be readily
determined.
III. Limited liability
A. The liability of Ducati under this Emission Control
Systems Warranty is limited solely to the remedying of
defects in material or workmanship by an authorized
Ducati motorcycle dealer at its place of business during
customary business hours. This warranty does not cover
inconvenience or loss of use of the motorcycle or
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compliance with the Clean Air Act and applicable
regulations of the United States Environmental
Protection Agency and the California Air Resources
Board. Any part or parts replaced under this warranty
shall become the property of Ducati.
In the state of California only, emissions related
warranted parts are specifically defined by that state’s
Emissions Warranty Parts List. These warranted parts
are: carburetor and internal parts; intake manifold; fuel
tank, fuel injection system; spark advance mechanism;
crankcase breather; air cutoff valves; fuel tank cap for
evaporative emission controlled vehicles; oil filler cap;
pressure control valve; fuel/vapor separator; canister;
igniters; breaker governors; ignition coils; ignition wires;
ignition points, condensers, and spark plugs if failure
occors prior to the first scheduled replacement, and
hoses, clamps, fittings and tubing used directly in these
parts. Since emission related parts may vary from model
to model, certain models may not contain all of these
parts and certain models may contain functionally
equivalent parts.
In the state of California only, Emission Control System
emergency repairs, as provided for in the California
Administrative Code, may be performed by other than an
authorized Ducati dealer. An emergency situation occurs
when an authorized Ducati dealer is not reasonably
available, a part is not available within 30 days, or a repair
is not complete within 30 days. Any replacement part can
be used in an emergency repair. Ducati will reimburse the
owner for the expenses, including diagnosis, not to
exceed Ducati’s suggested retail price for all warranted
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transportation of the motorcycle to or from the Ducati
dealer. Ducati shall not be liable for any other expenses,
loss or damage, whether direct, incidental, consequential
or exemplary arising in connection with the sale or use of
or inability to use the Ducati motorcycle for any purpose.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
any incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitations may not apply to you.
B. No express emission control system warranty is given
by Ducati except as specifically set forth herein. Any
emission control system warranty implied by law,
including any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose, is limited to the express emission
control systems warranty terms stated in this warranty.
The foregoing statements of warranty are exclusive and
in lieu of all other remedies. Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts so the
above limitation may not apply to you.
C. No dealer is authorized to modify this Ducati Limited
Emission Control Systems Warranty.
IV. Legal rights
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
V. This warranty is in addition to the Ducati limited
motorcycle warranty.
VI. Additional information
Any replacement part that is equivalent in performance
and durability may be used in the performance of any
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maintenance or repairs. However, Ducati is not liable for
these parts. The owner is responsible for the
performance of all required maintenance. Such
maintenance may be performed at a service
establishment or by any individual. The warranty period
begins on the date the motorcycle is delivered to an
ultimate purchaser.
Ducati North America, Inc..
237 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, New Jersey, 07444-1028
001.973.839-2600
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE RECORD
km
Ducati
Service Name
Mileage
Date
1000
10000
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20000
30000
40000
50000
97
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