Ducati MOTORHOLDING 800SPORT User's Manual

Owner’s manual
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DUCATIMOTORHOLDING
SUPERSPORT800
800Sport
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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. Please contact our authorised service centres
to have your motorcycle repaired or if you simply need
advice.
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 - in the event the motorcycle is resold must always be handed over to the new owner.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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General 6
Warranty 6
Symbols 6
Useful information for safe riding 7
Carrying the maximum load allowed 8
Identification data 9
Controls 10
Position of motorcycle controls 10
Instrument panel 11
The immobilizer system 14
Keys 14
Code card 15
Procedure to disable immobilizer engine block through
trottle twistgrip 16
Duplicate keys 17
Ignition swich and steering lock 18
Left switch 19
Clutch lever 20
Cold start lever 21
Right switch 22
Throttle twistgrip 23
Front brake lever 23
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Rear brake pedal 24
Gear change pedal 24
Setting the gear change and rear brake pedals 25
Main components and devices
Location 26
Tank filler plug 27
Seat catch and helmet hooks 28
Side stand 29
Front fork adjusters 30
Shock absorber adjusters 31
Shock absorber (SS800) 32
Shock absorber (800Sport) 32
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Directions for use 33
Running-in recommendations 33
Pre-ride checks 34
Starting the engine 35
Moving off 37
Braking 38
Stopping the motorcycle 38
Parking 39
Refuelling 39
Tool kit and accessories 40
Main maintenance operations 41
Removing the fairing 41
Lifting the fuel tank 44
Changing the air filter 45
Checking brake and clutch fluid level 46
Checking brake pads for wear 48
Lubricating joints 49
Throttle cable adjustment 50
Charging the battery 51
Chain tensioning 52
Chain lubrication 53
Replacing bulbs 54
Beam setting 58
Tyres 59
Checking engine oil level 61
Cleaning and replacing the spark plugs 62
Cleaning the motorcycle 63
Storing the bike away 64
Important notes 64
For United States of America version only
Routine maintenance record
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Technical data 65
Overall dimensions 65
Weights 65
Top-ups 66
Engine 67
Timing system 67
Performance data 68
Brakes 68
Transmission 69
Frame 70
Wheels 70
Tyres 70
Spark plugs 70
Suspensions 71
Exhaust system 71
Available colors 71
Electric system 72
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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 Authorised 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, and use 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”.
The 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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Symbols
Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. advises you to read this
booklet carefully so as to become familiar with your
motorcycle. In case of any doubts, please call a Ducati
Dealer or Authorised 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 on the job being carried out.
The terms right and left are referred to the motorcycle
viewed with respect to the direction of travel.
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 grab handle at 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 refuelling.
Be extremely careful not to spill fuel on the engine or on
the exhaust pipe when refuelling.
Do not smoke when refuelling.
While refuelling, you may inhale noxious fuel vapours.
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 these
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 385 Kg.
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 mudguard 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 59 and that they are in good condition.
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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
should always be indicated 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.
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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 lever.
6) Right switch.
7) Throttle twistgrip.
8) Front brake lever.
9) Gear change pedal.
10) Rear brake pedal.
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10
fig. 3
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Instrument panel (fig. 4)
1) High beam light
(blue).
Comes on when high beam is on.
2) Turn indicator light
(green).
Comes on and flashes when a turn indicator is on.
3) Fuel warning light
(yellow).
Comes on when there are about 4 liters fuel left in the
tank.
4) Neutral light N (green).
Comes on when in neutral position.
5) Engine oil pressure light
(red).
Comes on when engine oil pressure is too low. It briefly
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.
7) EOBD light
(orange)
When on, engine operation is inhibited. It goes out after a
few seconds (usually 1.8 - 2 sec.).
8) Speedometer (km/h).
Gives road speed.
a) LCD (1):
- Odometer (km).
Gives total distance covered.
- Trip meter (km).
Gives distance covered since last resetting.
9) Revolution counter (rpm).
Shows the engine rotation speed/minute.
b) LCD (2):
- Clock
- Oil temperature
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Important
If this light stays on, stop the engine or it may
damage.
6) Orange light
Comes on and flashes when the motorcycle is parked
(Immobilizer on), it is also used for immobilizer diagnosis.
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7
5
6
120 140
100
160
80
5
180
60
9
3
7
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4
9
200
3
220
40
10
2
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Note
When the Immobilizer is on, this light flashes for 24
hours and then goes out. The Immobilizer is still
operating.
240
0
1
0
260
km/h
TOT
AMPM
TRIP
¡C
¡F
11
min X1000
-1
TOT
AMPM
TRIP
¡C
¡F
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a
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fig. 4
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LCD unit functions
When the ignition key is turned to ON, the instrument
panel carries out a Check of all instruments (pointers,
display, lights) (see fig. 5 and 6).
OFF
LCD (1)
Turn the key to ON and press (B) (fig. 6) to display trip
meter and odometer alternatively.
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120 140
100
160
80
5
180
60
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8
4
9
200
3
220
40
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Resetting the trip meter
Keep (B) pressed (fig. 6) for more than 2 seconds. When
the TRIP function is enabled (trip meter), display (LCD 1)
will reset.
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240
0
1
0
260
km/h
11
min X1000
-1
fig. 5
LCD (2)
Turn the key to ON and press (A) (fig. 6) to display clock
and oil temperature.
CHECK
Setting the clock
Press (A) for at least 2 seconds.
Press (B) to set AM/PM.
Press (A) to set hours; press (B) repeatedly to set correct
hour.
Press (A) to set minutes.
Press (B) to increase the value. Keep the button pressed
for more than 5 seconds to proceed faster.
Press (A) to quit this function.
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120 140
100
160
80
5
180
60
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8
4
9
200
3
220
40
10
2
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240
0
TOT
AMPM
TRIP
1
0
260
km/h
¡C
¡F
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min X1000
-1
TOT
AMPM
TRIP
¡C
¡F
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A
B
fig. 6
Oil temperature
When the oil temperature goes below 50 °C (122 °F),
"LO" will be displayed. "HI" will be displayed when the
temperature exceeds 170 °C (338 °F).
Fuel light
"FUEL" will be displayed when the fuel warning light
comes on.
Maintenance indicator
After the first 1,000 Km/621 mi and then every 10,000
Km/ 6210 mi, "MAInt" will be displayed for 5 seconds
when turning the key to ON. It reminds you of the
routine maintenance servicing to be done.
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Instrument panel backlighting
Turn the key to ON and press (B) (fig. 6) within 5 seconds
to change instrument panel lighting power.
Warning
Stop the motorcycle before using the instrument
panel controls. Never operate the instrument panel
controls while riding.
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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. 7)
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 start the bike.
B
A
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.
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fig. 7
Code card
The keys come with a CODE CARD (fig. 8) that reports:
A) (fig. 9) the electronic code to be used to be used in
case of engine block, i.e. bike did not start after key-ON.
B) (fig. 9) the mechanical code for the keys to be
reported to the DUCATI Service network when you are
ordering any duplicate keys.
Warning
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 remove 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 immediately (7, 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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fig. 8
A
B
fig. 9
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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).
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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).
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).
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.
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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Ignition switch and steering lock (fig. 10)
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 and steering lock.
C
P
N
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D
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.
Warning
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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fig. 10
Left switch (fig. 11a-11b)
1) Dip switch, light dip switch, two positions:
position
= low beam on;
position
= high beam on.
SUPERSPORT800
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2) Switch
= 3-position turn indicator:
centre position = OFF;
position
= left turn;
position
= right turn.
To reset turn indicators, push in when switch returns to
central position.
3) Button
= warning horn.
4) Button
= passing.
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2
fig. 11a
800Sport
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1
2
3
fig. 11b
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Clutch lever (fig. 12a - 12b)
Lever (1) disengages the clutch. It features a dial adjuster
(2) for lever distance from the twistgrip on handlebar (this
adjuster is not fitted on the 800Sport version).
To set lever distance from twistgrip, push lever (1) fully
forward and turn the dial adjuster (2) to one of its four
positions. Remember that position no. 1 gives maximum
distance between lever and twistgrip, whereas lever and
twistgrip are closest when adjuster is set to position no. 4.
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.
SUPERSPORT800
2
1
fig. 12a
Warning
Set clutch lever when motorcycle is stopped.
Important
Using the clutch properly will avoid damage to
transmission parts and spare the engine.
800Sport
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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fig. 12b
Cold start lever (fig. 13a-13b)
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 pages 35-36).
SUPERSPORT800
A
B
Important
Never use the cold start device when the engine is
warm or leave it open when riding.
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fig. 13a
800Sport
A
B
fig. 13b
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Right switch (fig. 14a-14b)
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.
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SUPERSPORT800
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1
Note
This device is not fitted on the Australia and Japan
versions.
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.
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fig. 14a
800Sport
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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3
1
fig. 14b
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Throttle twistgrip (fig. 15a-15b)
The twistgrip (1) on the right handlebar opens the
throttles. When released, it will spring back to the initial
position (idling speed).
SUPERSPORT800
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3
2
fig. 15a
Front brake lever (fig. 15a-15b)
Pull in the lever (2) towards the twistgrip to operate the
front brake. The system is hydraulically operated and you
just need to pull the lever gently.
The control lever features a dial adjuster (3) for lever
distance from the twistgrip on handlebar (this adjuster is
not fitted on the 800Sport version).
800Sport
2
Warning
Please read the instructions on page 38 before
using these controls.
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fig. 15b
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Rear brake pedal (fig. 16)
Push down on the pedal (1) to apply the rear brake. The
system is hydraulically operated.
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fig. 16
Gear change pedal (fig. 17)
The gear change pedal is at rest when in the central
position N, is moved up and down to change gears and
then returns to the central position.
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.
fig. 17
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Setting the gear change and rear brake pedals
The gear change and rear brake pedals can be adjusted
to suit the preferred riding position of each rider.
To set the gear change pedal, lock linkage (1) and loosen
the check nuts (2) and (3).
Note
Nut (2) has a left-hand thread.
Fit an open-end wrench to the hexagon portion of linkage
(1). Rotate linkage until setting pedal in the desired
position.
Tighten both check nuts onto linkage.
To set the rear brake pedal,
loosen check nut (4).
Turn pedal travel adjusting screw (5) until pedal is in the
desired position.
Tighten check nut (4).
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 (6) on cylinder linkage.
Tighten linkage into fork (7) to increase play, or unscrew
linkage to reduce it.
Tighten check nut (6) and check pedal free play again.
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fig. 18
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7
5
4
fig. 19
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MAIN COMPONENTS AND DEVICES
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Location (fig. 20)
1) Tank filler plug.
2) Seat catch and helmet hooks.
3) Side stand.
4) Rear view mirrors.
5) Front fork adjusters (SUPERSPORT800).
6) Rear shock absorber adjusters.
7) Catalyzer (not on USA version)
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4
5
1
2
6
3
7
fig. 20
Tank filler plug (fig. 21)
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.
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.
1/4
OPEN
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fig. 21
Warning
Always make sure you have properly refitted (see
page 39) and closed the plug after each refuelling.
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Seat catch and helmet hooks
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.
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Opening (fig. 22)
Fit the ignition key into the lock (1) and turn the key
clockwise until the rear end of the seat lifts up. Pull the
seat backward to slide it off its front holders (3).
At the front end of the compartment underneath the
seat, there are the helmet hooks (2, fig. 23) for rider and
pillion rider helmets. Hook the helmet straps onto the
hooks and leave the helmets hanging outside. They will
be locked safely when you refit the seat.
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3
1
fig. 22
2
Closing
Make sure that all parts are arranged and secured
properly inside the compartment under the seat. Slide
the front ends (3) of the seat bottom underneath the
frame U-bolt and push down on the rear end of the seat
until you hear the catch click. Make sure the seat is firmly
secured to the frame and take the key out of the lock (1).
fig. 23
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Side stand (fig. 24)
Important
Before lowering the side stand, make sure that the
bearing surface is hard and flat.
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.
Note
Check for proper operation of the stand mechanism
(two springs, one into the other) and the safety sensor (2)
at regular intervals.
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).
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.
2
1
fig. 24
29
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Front fork adjusters (fig. 25)
The front fork used on the SUPERSPORT800 model has
rebound and compression damping adjusters.
This adjustment is done using the outer adjusters:
1) to adjust rebound damping;
2) to adjust inner springs preload;
3) to adjust compression damping.
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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.
STANDARD factory setting is as follows:
compression: 11 clicks;
rebound: 7 clicks.
The setting range is 14 clicks for rebound and 16 clicks
for compression. The 14th and 16th clicks give the
softest damping.
To change the preload of the spring inside each fork leg
turn the hex. adjusting nut (2) with a 22-mm hexagon
wrench.
Height (A, fig. 25) determines preload and may vary from
25 to 10 mm.
Factory setting is 18 mm.
Important
Adjust both fork legs to same settings.
SUPERSPORT800
A
1
2
3
fig. 25
30
Shock absorber adjusters
Rear shock absorbers feature spring preload, rebound
and compression damping adjusters.
The adjuster (1, fig. 27) on the shock absorber expansion
reservoir - LH side of the frame - controls compression
damping.
The adjuster (2, fig. 26) on the left of the connection
holding the shock absorber to the swingarm controls
rebound damping.
Turn the adjusters (1 and 2) clockwise to increase
damping.
Two ring nuts (3, fig. 27) 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 to increase or
decrease spring preload. Once preload has been set as
required, tighten the upper ring nut.
E
2
fig. 26
Warning
Use a specific pin wrench to turn the preload
adjusting nut. Be careful when turning the nut with the
wrench, as the pin may slip out of the ring nut recess and
you may hurt your hand hitting motorcycle parts.
3
1
fig. 27
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Warning
The shock absorber is filled with gas under
pressure and may cause severe damage if taken apart by
unskilled persons.
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Shock absorber (SS800)
On the SS800 model, hydraulic damping changes with
shock absorber travel (in other words, wheel travel) for
improved comfort. A slightly compressed shock absorber
will provide softer damping compared to when the shock
absorber is strongly compressed, resulting in better
damping on moderately bumpy roads.
STANDARD setting:
• Compression damping adjuster (1, fig. 28):
18 clicks.
• Rebound damping adjuster (2, fig. 29):
8 clicks.
STANDARD spring length:
177 mm
Shock absorber (800Sport )
STANDARD setting:
• Compression damping adjuster (1, fig. 28):
25 clicks.
• Rebound damping adjuster (2, fig. 29):
6 clicks.
STANDARD spring length:
177 mm
1
fig. 28
2
fig. 29
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DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Running-in recommendations
Max. rotation speed (fig. 30)
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.
6
5
7
MAX
8
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.
4
9
3
10
2
1
0
11
min X1000
-1
TOT
AMPM
TRIP
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 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.
For all mechanical moving parts 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 as required.
¡C
¡F
fig. 30
33
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Important
During the whole running-in period, the maintenance
and service rules recommended in this manual should be
observed carefully. Have the service inspections
performed as recommended in the Warranty Card.
Failure to comply with these rules will release Ducati
Motor Holding S.p.A. from any liability whatsoever for
resulting engine damage or shorter engine life.
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Pre-ride checks
Engine oil level
Check oil level in the sump through the sight glass. Top
up if needed (page 61).
Brake and clutch fluid
Check fluid level in the relevant reservoirs.
Tyre condition
Check tyre pressure and condition (page 59).
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 54).
Key-operated locks
Check that fuel filler plug and seat catch locks are closed
firmly.
Stand
Make sure side stand operates smoothly and is in the
correct position (page 29).
Warning
Failure to carry out these checks before riding, may
lead to motorcycle damage and injury to rider and
passenger.
Warning
In case of malfunctioning, do not start the
motorcycle and call a Ducati Dealer or Authorised
Workshop.
After 2500 km
After running-in, never exceed the following values
during the motorcycle standard use:
9,000 rpm.
Strict observance of running-in recommendations will
ensure longer engine life and reduce the likelihood of
overhauls and tune-ups.
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 39).
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Starting the engine
Note
Follow the “High ambient temperature” procedure
to start the engine when it is warm.
Warning
Before starting the engine, become familiar with
the controls you will need to use when riding.
Regular ambient temperature
(10 °C/50 °F to 35 °C/95 °F):
1) Move the ignition key to ON (fig. 31). Make sure both
the green light N and the red light
on the
instrument panel come on.
2) Move the cold start lever to the B position (fig. 32a32b).
3) Check that the stop switch (1, fig. 33a-33b) is
positioned to
(RUN), then press the starter button
(2).
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.
Important
The oil pressure light should go out a few seconds
after the engine has started (page 11).
A
B
FF
ON
PUS
H
O
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).
CK
LO
Warning
The side stand must be fully up (in a horizontal
position) as its safety sensor prevents engine start when
down.
C
P
N
IO
NIT
IG
D
fig. 31
35
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4) Move the cold start lever to the vertical position (A) to
let engine idle at about 1400-1500 rpm.
SUPERSPORT800
A
Important
Do not rev up the engine when it is cold. Allow
some time for oil to reach all points that need lubricating.
E
B
5) As the engine warms up, move the cold start lever
gradually towards the vertical position (A). Once fully
warm, the engine should hold idling rpm with the cold
start shut down.
High ambient temperature (over 35 °C/95 °F):
Follow the same procedure for “Regular ambient
temperature”, however, do not use the cold start device.
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 (see step 5).
fig. 32a
800Sport
A
B
fig. 32b
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SUPERSPORT800
1
2
fig. 33a
800Sport
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.
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 up, close the throttle to slow down engine,
disengage the clutch, 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 synchronise,
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
stressing the engine and 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.
1
2
fig. 33b
37
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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.
E
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 dangerously reduce braking power.
Underinflated tyres reduce braking efficiency, steering
accuracy and road holding in a bend.
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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 18).
Important
Never leave the key in the ON position when
engine is stopped, or this will damage the electric
components.
Parking
Stop the motorcycle, then put it on the side stand (see
page 29).
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 or sparks. You may leave the
parking lights on by turning the key to position P.
Refuelling
Never overfill the tank when refuelling. Fuel should never
be touching the rim of filler recess (fig. 34).
Warning
Use low-lead fuel having at least 95 fuel octane
rating. Be sure there is no fuel trapped in the filler recess.
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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.).
Max level
Warning
Using padlocks or locks that prevent motion (such
as brake disc or crown sprocket locks and so on) is very
dangerous and may affect motorcycle operation as well
as the safety of rider and passenger.
fig. 34
39
Tool kit and accessories (fig. 35)
Accommodated in the compartment under the seat is a
bag (1) holding:
an Owner’s manual;
a helmet fastening cable;
a tool kit for usual maintenance and checks stored in the
top pocket.
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1
To access this compartment, lift the seat by opening the
catch (page 28).
The tool bag (fig. 36)
holds:
box wrench for spark plugs (2);
tommy bar (3);
double-bit screwdriver (4).
helmet cable (5).
fig. 35
fig. 36
40
MAIN MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS
1
Removing the fairing
Some servicing operations need the motorcycle fairing to
be removed.
Warning
Firmly 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.
Important
At reassembly always fit nylon washers when
tightening fastening screws to avoid damage to painted
parts and Plexiglas headlamp fairing. Some fastening
screws are of the self-tapping type; do not overtighten,
otherwise threading might damage thus avoiding further
use.
Side body panels
Unscrew the three screws (1, fig. 37 and 38) that hold
each body panel to the headlamp fairing.
Unscrew the screw (2) that holds each body panel to the
frame.
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2
fig. 37
1
2
fig. 38
41
Half-faired version (fig. 39)
Unscrew the screw (3) that holds each body panel to the
lower support bracket.
Disconnect the indicator connectors and remove the
body panels.
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3
fig. 39
Fully-faired version (fig. 40)
Unscrew the screw (4) that holds the left body panel to
the side stand fixing plate. Unscrew the screw (5) that
holds the right body panel to the rear brake pedal shaft.
Disconnect the indicator connectors.
Unscrew the four screws (6) that join the body panels
together at the bottom end and remove the body panels.
Omit this latter step if you wish to remove both body
panels together. Simply slide them off from under the
motorcycle. Be sure not to force them apart to avoid
damage.
5
4
6
42
6
fig. 40
Headlamp fairing
Unscrew the two nuts (1, fig. 41) that hold the rear view
mirrors to the headlamp fairing and remove the rear view
mirrors.
Unscrew the three screws (2, fig. 42) that hold each body
panel to the headlamp fairing. Move the body panels
slightly apart and unscrew the four screws (3, fig. 43)
that fix the headlamp fairing to headlamp subframe on
both sides.
Lift the headlamp off its front fastening pin (4, fig. 42)
and over the headlamp.
4
E
2
1
fig. 42
3
fig. 41
fig. 43
43
Lifting the fuel tank (fig. 44 and 45)
Remove the seat (see page 28).
Pull the clip (1, fig. 44) upwards to disengage it from the
tank catch.
Lift the tank and unhook the service rod (2, fig. 45) from
its retainer (3).
Place the tank onto the rod (2) fitting rod end into the
hole in frame cross-member.
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When finished, reverse the above procedure to refit all
the parts you have removed.
Warning
Make sure the fuel in the tank is less than 4 litres
(the reserve light on the instrument panel should be on)
or fuel may leak out through the filler plug breather.
Lift the tank just enough to pull out service rod. Do not
lift the tank exceedingly or you may damage the fuel
sensor wire and the fuel lines.
When lowering the tank, be sure the fuel lines are not
squeezed and the fuel sensor wire is not pushed too
close to vertical cylinder head.
1
fig. 44
2
3
fig. 45
44
Changing the air filter (fig. 46 and 47)
Replace air filter at the required intervals shown in the
routine maintenance chart (see Warranty Card). The air
box is accessible after lifting the fuel tank.
Undo the clips (1) of the cover on both sides of the air
box, then remove cover (2).
Remove the filter (3, fig. 47) and fit a new one.
2
Important
A clogged filter will reduce air intake, increase fuel
consumption, reduce engine power, and foul the spark
plugs. Do not use the motorcycle without filter or
suspended matters could get into the engine and cause
damage.
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1
fig. 46
Install the filter properly into its seat in the air box as
shown in figure 47 and refit all the parts you have
removed.
Important
If you are using the motorcycle on dusty or very
wet roads, replace filter more frequently than
recommended intervals (see Warranty Card).
3
fig. 47
45
Checking brake and clutch fluid level
Fluid level should never fall below the MIN mark on
each reservoir (fig. 48 to 50).
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 Authorised
Workshop.
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SUPERSPORT800
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 your Ducati
Dealer or Authorised Workshop to have the system
inspected and any air drained out of the circuit.
Warning
Brake and clutch fluid will damage paintwork and
plastic parts if accidentally spilled.
Hydraulic oil is corrosive; it may cause damage and lead
to severe injuries.
Never mix different quality oils.
Check seals for proper sealing.
fig. 48a
800Sport
MIN
fig. 48b
46
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 your
Ducati Dealer or Authorised Workshop to have the
system inspected and air drained out.
800Sport
Warning
Brake fluid level will increase as clutch plate friction
material wears down. Do not exceed specified level (3
mm above minimum level).
E
fig. 49b
SUPERSPORT800
MAX
MIN
fig. 49a
fig. 50
47
Checking brake pads for wear (fig. 51)
Front brake
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.
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Rear brake
The friction material on each pad should be at least 1
mm thick.
Important
Have the brake pads replaced at a Ducati Dealer or
Authorised Workshop.
48
fig. 51
Lubricating joints
The condition of the outer sheaths of the throttle and
cold start cables should be checked at regular intervals.
The sheaths should show no signs of squeezing or
cracking. Work the controls to make sure the cable slides
smoothly inside the sheath: if you feel any friction or hard
spots, have the cable replaced by your Ducati Dealer or
Authorised Workshop. To prevent these failures, smear
the ends of the Bowden cables with SHELL Advance
Grease or Retinax LX2 at regular intervals.
For the throttle cable, it is best to remove the cover (1,
fig. 52) by unscrewing the two fastening screws (2) and
then grease the cable end and the pulley.
2
E
1
fig. 52
Warning
When refitting the cover, be sure to slide the cable
properly onto the suitable pulley and inside the guide in
the cover (3, fig. 53).
3
Refit the cover and tighten the screws (2).
To ensure smooth operation of side stand joint, clean off
any dirt and apply SHELL Alvania R3 at all points exposed
to friction.
fig. 53
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SUPERSPORT800
1,5÷2 mm
➤
➤
Throttle cable adjustment
The throttle twistgrip must have a free play of 1.5 - 2
mm measured at the edge of the twistgrip, at all
positions of the handlebars. If it needs adjusting, use the
suitable adjuster (1, fig. 54a-54b) provided on the throttle
control.
-
E
+
1
➤
➤
1,5÷2 mm
fig. 54a
800Sport
-
1
+
fig. 54b
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Charging the battery (fig. 55)
Before charging the battery, it is best to remove it from
the motorcycle.
Always disconnect the black negative terminal (-) first,
and then the red positive terminal (+).
Undo the straps (1) and remove the battery.
1
–
Warning
Batteries develop explosive gases: keep battery
away from heat sources.
Charge the battery in a well ventilated room.
Connect the battery charger leads to the battery
terminals (red to positive terminal +, black to negative
terminal -).
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+
fig. 55
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.
Warning
Keep the battery out of the reach of children.
Charge the battery at 1 A for 5-10 hours.
51
Important
Improper chain tension will lead to early wear of
transmission parts.
Make sure you have adjusted to the same setting marks
on both sides of the swingarm. Refer to pointer on slider
(4, fig. 57a-57b). This will ensure perfect wheel
alignment.
52
Grease the thread of the wheel shaft nut (1) with SHELL
Retinax HDX2 grease and torque nut to 72 Nm.
Grease the threads of adjusting screws (3) with SHELL
Alvania R3 grease and torque check nuts (2) to 8 Nm.
.
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Chain tensioning
Turn the rear wheel slowly until you find the position
where chain tension is tightest.
Put motorcycle on the side stand and push the chain up
pressing with a finger at mid-length of swingarm. The
lower stretch of chain must have a slack of
25-30 mm.
Chain tension is adjusted as follows (800Sport).
Slacken the nut (1, fig. 57b) of the wheel shaft, tighten
(turn clockwise) or slacken the screw (2) on either side of
the swingarm equally to increase or reduce chain
tension. If you are slackening the chain, you will have to
push the wheel forward.
To adjust chain tension on SUPERSPORT800 model,
slacken the nuts (1, fig. 57a) on both sides of wheel
shaft.
Slacken the check nut (2) and slacken (turn anticlockwise) or tighten the screw (3) on either side of the
swingarm equally to increase or reduce chain tension. If
you are slackening the chain, you will have to push the
wheel forward.
=
=
25 ÷ 30 mm
fig. 56
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 apply SHELL Advance Chain or Advance
Teflon Chain on each link.
SUPERSPORT800
4
2
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Important
Using non-specific lubricants may damage chain,
front and rear sprocket.
3
1
fig. 57a
800Sport
4
2
1
fig. 57b
53
Replacing bulbs
Before replacing a burnt-out bulb, make sure that the
new bulb complies with voltage and wattage as specified
on page 72, “Electric System”, for that lighting device.
Always test the new lamp before refitting the parts you
have removed.
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A
Headlamp
To gain access to headlamp bulbs you will need to work
behind the headlamp fairing.
Remove connector (1, fig. 58) from the bulb.
Pull the tab (A) to remove the protective cap.
Release the clip (2, fig. 59) that holds the bulb in place
and take the bulb out of its socket. Fit a new bulb.
1
fig. 58
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.
2
fig. 59
54
Reassembly
Insert the locating pegs of the bulb base into their seats
to obtain correct alignment.
Hook the clip (2) to the headlamp holders; reconnect the
connector (1) you have detached previously and refit the
rubber cover.
The parking light bulb is fitted on the top section of the
headlamp body. To change it, pull out the bulb holder (3,
fig. 60) from headlamp body.
Remove the bulb and fit a new one.
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3
fig. 60
55
Turn indicators (fig. 61)
Remove the screw (1) and detach the glass (2) from the
indicator body holder.
The bulb has a bayonet-type fitting: press and rotate anticlockwise to remove; fit the spare bulb by pressing and
turning clockwise until it clicks.
Refit the glass sliding the small tab (A) into the suitable
slot in the indicator support and tighten the screw (1).
2
A
1
E
fig. 61
Number plate light (fig. 62)
To expose the number plate light bulb, withdraw the
lamp holder from the number plate holder, then extract
the bulb and replace it.
Note
The bulb holder has a tag (A) to aid removal from
number plate holder without risking to tear the cables.
A
fig. 62
56
Stop light
To replace the stop and parking light bulb, unscrew the
two screws (1, fig. 63) that secure the glass and remove
glass. The bulb has a bayonet-type fitting: press and
rotate anti-clockwise to remove; fit the spare bulb by
pressing and turning clockwise until it clicks (fig. 64).
Refit the glass and tighten the screws (1).
1
E
fig. 63
fig. 64
57
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Beam setting (fig. 65)
When checking 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
centre 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 lightedup area) should not exceed 9/10th of the height from
ground of headlamp centre.
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.
58
9 x
10
x
10 m
fig. 65
The height of the light beam can be corrected using
the screw (1, fig. 66) on the left side of the headlamp.
Turn the screw clockwise to lower the beam,
anticlockwise to raise it.
Tyres
Front tyre pressure:
2.1-2.2 bar
Rear tyre pressure:
2.1-2.3 bar
The side position of the headlamp is adjusted using
the adjusting screw (2, fig. 66) on the right side of
headlamp. Turn the screw clockwise to move the beam
to the right, anticlockwise to move it to the left.
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 set tyre pressure when tyres are cold.
To avoid front wheel rim distortion, when riding on
bumpy roads, increase front tyre pressure by 0.2 - 0.3
bar.
LEFT
2
RIGHT
LEFT
RIGHT
UPPER
2
1
LOWER
fig. 66
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Tyre repair or replacement
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.
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Warning
A tyre must be replaced when punctured.
Only fit tyres of the same type as original-equipment
tyres.
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.
Minimum tread depth
Measure tread depth (S, fig. 67) at the point where tread
is most worn. It should not be less than 2 mm and
anyway not below the legal limit.
Important
Visually inspect the tyres at regular intervals for
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.
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
Authorised Workshop to make sure wheels are removed
and refitted correctly.
fig. 67
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Checking engine oil level (fig. 68)
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 warm.
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.
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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. 68
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. 69)
Spark plugs are essential to smooth engine running and
should be checked at regular intervals. This is done quite
easily and quickly and provides a good measure of engine
condition.
Remove the LH fairing, remove the spark plug caps and
spark plugs from the cylinder head using the wrench
supplied with the bike.
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Check the colour of the insulating ceramic material of the
central electrode: a light brown, even colour is a sign of
good engine condition. If colour has altered or you find
any dark deposits, change the spark plug and report this
to your Dealer or authorised workshop.
Check wear on the central electrode. If it looks worn out
or has a vitrified appearance, change the spark plug.
Check electrode gap: it should be 0.6-0.7 mm.
Important
If the gap needs adjusting, be very careful when
bending the side electrode. If gap is too wide or too
close, engine performance will be affected. This could
also cause misfiring or irregular idling.
Clean the electrode and the insulating material accurately
using a small metal brush and check seal condition.
Clean the seat in the cylinder head. Be careful not to let
any foreign matters fall into the combustion chamber.
Refit spark plug into cylinder head. Tighten until thread is
fully into the head. Tighten the spark plug to 20 Nm.
If you do not have a torque wrench, you can use the
wrench supplied with the tool kit to tighten the spark
plug an additional 1/2 turn.
Important
Never use spark plugs with a heat rating other than
recommended or a thread length other than standard.
Spark plugs should be tightened properly.
0,6÷0,7 mm
fig. 69
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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.
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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 all fuel from 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 a service stand;
disconnect and remove the battery. Battery should be
checked and charged whenever the motorcycle has been
left unridden for over a month;
protect the motorcycle with a suitable canvas available
from Ducati Performance. This will protect paintwork and
let condensate breathe out.
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Important notes
Some countries, such as France, Germany, Great Britain,
Switzerland, etc. have compulsory emission and noise
standards that include mandatory inspections at regular
intervals.
It is the Owner’s responsibility to have any parts not in
compliance with the standards in force in his/her country
replaced with spare parts complying with local law.
TECHNICAL DATA
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1405
2030
780
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.
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Weights
Dry weight:
183 Kg. SS800(half-faired)
182.3 Kg. 800Sport (half-faired)
Carrying full load:
385 Kg
1110
Overall dimensions (mm) (fig. 70)
fig. 70
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Top-ups
Type of fluid
cu dm (litres)
Fuel tank, including a reserve
of 4 cu dm (liters)
Unleaded fuel
95 fuel octane rating (at least)
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Oil sump and oil filter
SHELL Advance Ultra 4
3.4
Front/Rear brake and clutch circuits
Special fluid for hydraulic systems
SHELL Advance Brake DOT 4
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Protectant for electric contacts
Spray for electric systems
SHELL Advance Contact Cleaner
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Front fork
SHELL Advance Fork 7.5 or Donax TA
(each leg)
0.410 (800Sport)
0.531 (SS800)
Important
Do not use any additives in fuel or lubricants.
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Engine
Twin cylinder, four-stroke, 90° “L” type, longitudinal.
Bore:
88 mm.
Stroke:
66 mm.
Total displacement:
802 cu. cm.
Compression ratio:
10.3±0.5:1.
Max. power at crankshaft (95/1/EC):
54.8 kW – 74.5 HP at 8250 rpm.
Max torque at crankshaft (95/1/EC):
70 Nm-7.1 Kgm at 6250 rpm.
Desmodromic timing system (fig. 71)
1) Opening (or upper) rocker arm.
2) Opening rocker arm shim.
3) Split rings.
4) Closing (or lower) rocker arm shim.
5) Return spring for lower rocker arm.
6) Closing (or lower) rocker arm.
7) Camshaft.
8) Valve.
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Important
Do not exceed specified rotation speed limits under
any running condition.
Timing system
Desmodromic (type) with two valves per cylinder,
operated by four rocker arms (2 opening rockers and 2
closing rocker arms) and an overhead camshaft. It is
operated by the crankshaft through spur gears, belt
rollers and toothed belts.
1
5
2
7
8
3
4
6
fig. 71
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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):
210 Kph.
Brakes
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Front brake
Double drilled disc.
Braking surface material:
stainless steel.
Disc diameter:
320 mm
Hydraulically operated by a control lever on right
handlebar.
Braking surface:
88 sq cm.
Brake calipers with separate pistons.
Make:
BREMBO
Type:
30/34-4 pistons
Friction material:
FERIT I/D 450 FF.
Master cylinder type:
PS 16 (800Sport)
PSC 16 (SS800).
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Rear brake
With fixed drilled disc.
Braking surface material:
stainless steel.
Disc diameter:
245 mm.
Hydraulically operated by a pedal on RH side.
Braking surface:
32 sq cm.
Make:
BREMBO
Type:
P 34 C.
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
Clutch:
multi-plate wet clutch.
Clutch is operated by a control lever on left handlebar.
Drive is transmitted from engine to gearbox main shaft
via spur gears.
Gear ratio:
33/61 .
Gearbox:
6-speed.
Gearbox with constant mesh gears, gear change pedal
on left side of motorcycle.
Front/rear sprocket ratio:
15/39.
Total gear ratios:
1st gear 13/32
2nd gear 18/30
3rd gear 21/28
4th gear 23/26
5th gear 22/22
6th gear 26/24
Size:
5/8"x1/4"
Links:
98.
Important
The above gear ratios are part of the homologated
specifications and under no circumstances must they be
modified.
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. Relevant instructions and original spare
parts are available from your local Dealer or authorised
workshop.
Warning
If the rear sprocket needs replacing, contact a
Ducati Dealer or an authorised workshop. If improperly
replaced, this component could seriously endanger your
safety and that or your passenger, and cause irreparable
damage to your motorcycle.
Drive chain from gearbox to rear wheel:
Make:
RK
Type:
520 GXW.
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Frame
Tubular trestle frame with upper section made of highstrength steel.
Steering angle (on each side):
28°
Headstock angle:
24°
Trail:
96 mm.
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Wheels
Three-spoke, light-alloy rims (800Sport). Five-spoke rims
for SS800.
Front wheel
Make:
BREMBO
Dimensions:
3.50x17"
Rear wheel
Make:
BREMBO
Dimensions:
5.50x17".
Front wheel shaft can be removed.
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Tyres
Front tyre
Tubeless, radial tyre.
Size:
120/70-ZR17.
Rear tyre
Tubeless, radial tyre.
Size:
170/60-ZR17.
As an alternative:
180/55-ZR17
Spark plugs
Make:
CHAMPION
Type:
RA 4 HC
As an alternative:
Make:
NGK
Type:
DCPR8E
Suspensions
Front
Hydraulic upside-down fork.
The front fork fitted to the SS800 model features outer
adjusters for rebound, compression, and preload (for
inner springs of fork legs).
Stanchion diameter:
43 mm.
Travel along leg axis:
120 mm.
Rear
The rear shock absorber enables the adjustment of
rebound and compression damping and spring preload.
At the bottom pivot point it is connected to the
swingarm. Swingarm is made from steel or aluminum
(SUPERSPORT800 only) and hinges on a pivot pin
passing through the engine. The whole system gives the
bike excellent stability.
SS800 shock absorber hydraulic damping varies with
shock absorber travel.
Travel:
71 mm
Rear wheel travel:
136 mm
Exhaust system
Catalyzed in compliance with emission regulations.
Available colors
SUPERSPORT800
Ducati Anniversary red 473.101 (PPG)
Ducati yellow 473.201 (PPG)
Metal-color rims and frame.
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Dark grey *0017 (PPG)
FLUO red rims and metal color frame.
800Sport
Ducati matt black 248.514 (PPG)
Metal color rims and frame.
Silver *0022 (PPG)
Black rims and frame.
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Electric system
Basic electric items are:
Headlamp with double filament 12V-55/60 W iodine
bulb.
12V-5W parking light.
Electrical controls on handlebar.
Turn indicators, 12V-10W bulbs.
Horn.
Stop light switches.
Battery 12V-10 Ah.
Generator 12V-520W.
Electronic voltage regulator (rectifier), protected by a
40 A fuse located on the side of the battery.
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.
Note
See “Replacing bulbs” on page 54 for relevant
instructions.
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Fuses
The main fuse box is located on the left side of the
battery (fig. 72).
To expose the fuses, take off the box protective cover
(1). Mounting position and ampere capacity are marked
on box cover.
Only 6 fuses are connected. There are two spare fuses.
The 40A fuse (2) placed on the RH side of the battery
(fig. 72) protects the electronic regulator.
Remove the fuse cap (3) to expose it.
A blown fuse is identified by the interrupted inner
filament (4, fig. 73).
Important
Switch the ignition key to OFF before replacing a
fuse to avoid possible short circuits.
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.
3
2
1
fig. 72
4
4
IN GOOD CONDITION
BLOWN
fig. 73
Injection /electric system diagram key
1) RH switch.
2) Transponder Aerial.
3) Key-operated switch.
4) Main relay.
5) Fuse box.
6) Horn.
7) Starter motor.
8) Starter contactor.
9) Battery.
10) Regulator fuse.
11) Regulator.
12) Generator.
13) RH rear turn indicator.
14) Tail light.
15) Number plate light.
16) LH rear turn indicator.
17) Fuel tank.
18) Self-diagnosis connection.
19) Speed sensor.
20) Self-diagnosis power outlet.
21) Side stand switch.
22) Rear stop light switch.
23) Horizontal cylinder coil.
24) Vertical cylinder coil.
25) Horizontal cylinder spark plug 1.
26) Vertical cylinder spark plug 2.
27) Injection relay
28) Horizontal cylinder injector
29) Vertical cylinder injector.
30) Throttle position sensor.
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31) Timing/rpm sensor.
32) Oil temperature sensor (control unit).
33) 5.9 M E.C.U.
34) Neutral switch.
35) Oil pressure switch.
36) Front stop light switch.
37) Clutch switch.
38) Oil temperature sensor (instrument panel).
39) LH switch.
40) Air temperature/pressure sensor.
41) Instrument panel.
42) LH front turn indicator.
43) Headlight.
44) RH front turn indicator.
45) 24-pole release conn.
Wiring Colour 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
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Fuse box key (4)
Pos.
El. item
Val.
1-9
Main
30 A
2-10
Parking light, HIGH/LOW beam,
speed sensor and solenoid starter
15 A
3-11
ECU
3A
4-12
Stop, horn, passing and key on
15 A
5-13
Instrument panel
3A
6-14
Injection (injector, pump, coil)
20 A
Note
The system wiring diagram is at the end of this
manual.
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.
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
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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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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.
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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.
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.
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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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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 39).
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.
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
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NUMBER
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{
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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 1L A A N ★ X B 0 0 0 0 0 0
★ Varies-can be thru 9 or X (Check digit)
fig. A
Label location (fig. B)
3
6
10
5
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7
4
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9•
2
1
● only for California
8•
fig. B
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OBJECT IN MIRROR ARE
CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR
Cod. 433 1 166 1A
1
WARNING
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LOOK THROUGH THIS FAIRING. THIS IS NOT
A WINDSHIELD, BUT AN AERODYNAMIC FAIRING ONLY; FAILURE
TO OBSERVE THIS WARNING COULD RESULT IN A COLLISION OR
UPSET AND CONSEQUENT SERIOUS BODILY INJURY.
Cod. 433 1 165 1A
HELMET HOLDER
UNDER THE SEAT
Tensione catena (sul cavalletto centrale)
Chain Tension Adjustment (on centre stand)
=
=
3
2
25 mm
4
Manufactured by
MOTORCYCLE NOISE EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION
Vehicle I.D. No.: ZDM1TB9PXWB000001
07/97
Cod. 432 1 234 1A
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VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION
Engine displacement: 904 cc
Engine family: WDUCC0944ST2
Engine exhaust control system: MFI
VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION
Engine displacement: 904 cc
Engine family: WDUCC0944ST2
Engine exhaust control system: MFI
Evap family:
THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO U.S. EPA AND
CALIFORNIA REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO 1998
MODEL YEAR NEW MOTORCYCLES AND IS
CERTIFIED TO 1.4 HC G/KM ENGINE FAMILY
EXHAUST EMISSION STANDARD IN CALIFORNIA
ENGINE TUNE-UP SPECIFICATIONS
THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO U.S. EPA
REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO 1998
MODEL YEAR NEW MOTORCYCLES
ENGINE TUNE-UP SPECIFICATIONS
SPECIFICATIONS
2° bTDC at idle speed
1200 ± 0.12 mm
ITEM
IGNITION TIMING:
IDLE SPEED (RPM):
IDLE MIXTURE:
INSTRUCTIONS
No adjustment
No adjustment
No adjustment
ITEM
IGNITION TIMING:
IDLE SPEED (RPM):
IDLE MIXTURE:
Opening 0.05 ± 0.12 mm
VALVE CLEARANCE (in & ex):
SPECIFICATIONS
2° bTDC at idle speed
1200 ± 0.12 mm
INSTRUCTIONS
No adjustment
No adjustment
No adjustment
Opening 0.05 ± 0.12 mm
See Service Manual
VALVE CLEARANCE (in & ex):
Closing 0.03 ± 0.12 mm
SPARK PLUG: CHAMPION RA4HC
OIL: SAE 20W50
SPARK PLUG GAP (mm): 0.5 ÷ 0.6
FUEL: Unleaded gasoline
See Service Manual
Closing 0.03 ± 0.12 mm
SPARK PLUG: CHAMPION RA4HC
OIL: SAE 20W50
SPARK PLUG GAP (mm): 0.5 ÷ 0.6
FUEL: Unleaded gasoline
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Via A.C.Ducati,3
40132 BOLOGNA
ITALY
TO VERTICAL MANIFOLD
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WARNING
CONTAINS HIGHLY COM-PRESSED
GAS. USE ONLY PERFECTLY DRY
NITROGEN GAS. OTHER GASES
MAY CAUSE EXPLOSION. DO NOT
INCINERATE. REFER TO OWNER'S
MANUAL FOR REGULATING GAS.
RITORNO
BACKFLOW
VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL LABEL
ENGINE DISPLACEMENT : 904 cc. ENGINE FAMILY :
THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO U.S. EPA AND CALIFORNIA REGULATIONS
APPLICABLE TO 1998 MODEL YEAR NEW MOTORCYCLES.
EVAP FAMILY :
DRENAGGIO
DRAINAGE
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GVWR: 925.9 Lbs (420 kg)
GAWR front: 319.7 Lbs (145 kg) with 120/70ZR17 tire, MT 3.50x17 RIM at 32.7 PSI cold.
GAWR rear: 606.2 Lbs (275 kg) with 170/60ZR17 tire, MT 5.50x17 RIM at 36.9 PSI cold.
This vehicle conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety standards in effect on the date
of manufacture shown above.
Type classification: Motorcycle
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THIS 1998 DUC46P0944 MOTORCYCLE, ZDM1TB9PXWB000001
MEETS EPA NOISE EMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF 80 dBA AT 4675 RPM BY
THE FEDERAL TEST PROCEDURE.
MODIFICATIONS WHICH CAUSE THIS MOTORCYCLE TO EXCEED FEDERAL
NOISE STANDARDS ARE PROHIBITED BY FEDERAL LAW.
SEE OWNER'S MANUAL.
CAUTION
NEVER FILL TANK SO FUEL LEVEL RISES INTO FILLER
NECK. IF TANK IS OVERFILLED, HEAT MAY CAUSE FUEL
TO EXPAND AND FLOW INTO EVAPORATIVE EMISSION
CONTROL SYSTEM RESULTING IN HARD STARTING AND
ENGINE HESITATION.
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Important
In the event of fuel system malfunction, contact
Ducati’s authorized Service Centres.
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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
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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.
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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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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
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
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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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