Ducati 998S BOSTROM Owner`s manual

Owner’s manual
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DUCATI998S Bostrom
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Hearty welcome among Ducati fans! Please accept our
best compliments for choosing a Ducati motorcycle. We
think you will ride your Ducati motorcycle for long
journeys as well as short daily trips. Ducati Motor Holding
S.p.A. wishes you smooth and enjoyable riding.
We are steadily doing our best to improve our “Technical
Assistance” service. For this reason, we recommend you
to strictly follow the indications given in this manual,
especially for motorcycle running-in. In this way, your
Ducati motorbike will surely give you unforgettable
emotions.
For any servicing or suggestions you might need, please
contact our authorized service centres.
Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. declines any liability
whatsoever for any mistakes incurred in drawing up this
manual. The information contained herein is valid at the
time of going to print. Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.
reserves the right to make any changes required by the
future development of the above-mentioned products.
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Enjoy your ride!
For your safety, as well as to preserve the warranty,
reliability and worth of your motorcycle, use original
Ducati spare parts only.
Warning
This manual forms an integral part of the
motorcycle and - if 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 maximun load allowed 8
Accessories 8
Identification data 9
Controls 10
Position of motorcycle controls 10
Instrument panel 11
Keys 12
Key-operated ignition switch and steering lock 12
Left switch 13
Clutch lever 14
Starter lever 15
Right switch 16
Throttle twistgrip 16
Front brake lever 16
Rear brake pedal 17
Gear change pedal 17
Adjustment of gear change and rear brake pedals 18
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Main components and devices 19
Location 19
Tank filler plug 20
Seat catch and helmet hook 21
Side stand 22
Steering damper 23
Front fork adjusters 24
Shock absorber adjusters 26
Changing motorcycle track alignment 27
Directions for use 28
Running-in recommendations 28
Pre-ride checks 29
Starting the engine 30
Moving off 32
Braking 32
Stopping the motorcycle 33
Parking 33
Refueling 34
Tool kit and accessories 35
Main maintenance operations 36
Removing the fairing 36
Cleaning and changing air filters 38
Checking the coolant level 39
Checking brake and clutch fluid level 40
Checking brake pads for wear 41
Lubricating cables and joints 42
Throttle cable adjustment 42
Charging the battery 43
Adjusting headstock angle 44
Chain tension inspection 45
Chain lubrication 45
Replacing bulbs 46
Beam setting 50
Rear view mirror adjustment 51
Tubeless tyres 51
Checking engine oil level 53
Cleaning and replacing the spark plugs 54
Cleaning the motorcycle 55
Storing the bike away 55
Important notes 56
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Technical data 57
Overall dimensions 57
Weights 57
Top-ups 58
Engine 59
Timing system 59
Spark plugs 60
Performance data 60
Brakes 60
Transmission 61
Frame 62
Wheels 62
Tyres 62
Suspensions 63
Electric system 63
Routine maintenance record
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GENERAL
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Warranty
In your own interest, and in order to guarantee product
reliability, you are strongly advised to refer to a Ducati
Dealer or Authorized Workshop for any servicing
requiring particular technical expertise. Our highly skilled
staff have access to the implements required to perform
any servicing job at best, using Ducati original spare parts
only as the best guarantee for full interchangeability,
smooth running and long life.
All Ducati motorcycles come with a “Warranty Card”.
However, warranty does not apply to the motorcycles
used in competitions. No motorcycle part may be
tampered with, altered, or replaced with parts other than
original Ducati spare parts during the warranty period, or
the warranty will be automatically invalidated.
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Symbols
Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. advises you to read this
manual carefully so as to become familiar with your
motorcycle. In case of any doubts, please call a Ducati
Dealer or Authorized Workshop. The information
contained herein will prove useful on your trips - and
Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. wishes you smooth,
enjoyable riding - and will help you keep the performance
of your motorcycle unchanged for a long time.
Warning
Failure to comply with these instructions may put
you at risk and lead to severe injury or death.
Important
Possibility of damaging the motorcycle and/or its
components.
Note
Additional information concerning the job being
carried out.
The terms right and left are referred to the motorcycle
viewed from the riding position.
Useful information for safe riding
Warning
Read this section before riding your motorcycle.
Accidents are frequently due to inexperience. Always
make sure you have your licence with you when riding;
you need a valid licence to be entitled to ride your
motorcycle.
Do not lend your motorcycle to inexperienced riders or
who do not hold a valid licence.
The rider 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.
The rider should keep his 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.
Ride within the law and observe national and local rules.
Always respect speed limits where these are posted.
However, always adjust your speed to the visibility, road
and traffic conditions you are riding in.
Always signal your intention to turn or pull to the next
lane in good time using the suitable turn indicators.
Be sure you are clearly visible and do not ride within the
blind spot of vehicles ahead.
Be very careful when tackling road junctions, or when
riding in the areas near exits from private grounds, car
parks or on slip roads to access motorways.
Always turn off the engine when refueling. Be extremely
careful not to spill fuel on the engine or on the exhaust
pipe when refueling.
Do not smoke when refueling.
While refueling, you may inhale noxious fuel vapors.
Should any fuel drops be spilled on your skin or clothing,
immediately wash with soap and water and change your
clothing.
Always remove the key when you leave your motorcycle
unattended.
The engine, exhaust pipes and mufflers stay hot for a
long time.
Park your motorcycle where no one is likely to hit it and
use the side stand.
Never park on uneven or soft ground or your motorcycle
may fall over.
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Carrying the maximum load allowed
Your motorcycle is designed for long-distance riding,
carrying the maximum load allowed in full safety.
Even weight distribution is critical to preserving safety
features and avoiding trouble when performing sudden
manoeuvres or riding on bumpy roads.
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Information about carrying capacity
The total weight of the motorcycle in running order
including rider, luggage and additional accessories should
not exceed 310 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 mud guard as this would affect stability and
cause danger.
Do not insert any objects you may need to carry into the
gaps of the frame as these may foul moving parts.
Make sure the tyres are inflated to the proper pressure
indicated at page 51 and that they are in good condition.
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Accessories
The motorcycle is supplied with canvas cover, paddock
stand.
Identification data
All Ducati motorcycles have two identification numbers,
for frame (fig. 1.1) and engine (fig. 1.2).
Frame number
Engine number
Note
These numbers identify the motorcycle model and
are required when ordering spare parts.
This exclusive model has been produced in a limited
series. Each motorcycle is identified by a serial number
etched on a silver plate fixed to steering head.
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fig. 1.1
fig. 1.2
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CONTROLS
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Warning
This section details the position and function of all
the controls you need to drive your motorcycle. Be sure
to read this information carefully before you use the
controls.
Position of motorcycle controls (fig. 2)
1) Instrument panel.
2) Key-operated ignition switch and steering lock.
3) Left switch.
4) Clutch lever.
5) Starter lever.
6) Right switch.
7) Throttle twistgrip.
8) Front brake lever.
9) Gear change pedal.
10) Rear brake pedal.
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8) Water temperature indicator .
Indicates engine coolant temperature.
Important
Stop riding if the temperature reaches the max.
value, otherwise the engine might damage.
When parking light is on, the instrument panel is lighted.
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Instrument panel (fig. 3)
1) Speedometer (km/h or mph).
Gives road speed.
a) Odometer (km or miles).
Gives total distance covered.
b) Trip meter (km or miles).
Gives distance covered since last resetting.
c) Trip meter resetting knob.
Turn to reset trip meter to “0000”.
2) Engine revolution meter (rpm)
Indicates engine rpm.
3) Green light N.
Comes on when gearbox is in neutral.
4) Yellow light .
Comes on when there are about 4 liters (1.05 US Gall.)
fuel left in the tank.
5) Green light
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Comes on and flashes when a turn indicator is on.
6) Red light
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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.
Important
If this light (6) stays on, stop the engine or it may
suffer severe damage.
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7) Blue light
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Comes on when right high beam is on.
fig. 3
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Keys (fig. 4)
Your Ducati was delivered with two universal keys for
ignition, steering lock and seat catch and a key
identification plate (1).
Note
Separate the two keys and keep the identification
plate (1) in a safe place.
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Key-operated ignition switch and steering lock
(fig. 5)
It is located in front of the fuel tank and has four
positions:
A) ON: lights and engine enabled;
B) OFF: lights and engine disabled;
C) LOCK: steering locked;
D) P: parking light and steering lock.
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.
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.
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fig. 4
B
A
C
D
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Left switch (fig. 6)
1) Switch, light switch, 3 positions:
Down = light off;
Centre
= front and rear parking light, number plate
light and panel lights on;
Up = headlamp, front and rear parking light, number
plate light and panel lights on.
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Note
This device is not fitted on the Australia and Japan
versions.
2) Dip switch, light dip switch, two positions:
position
= low beam on;
position
= high beam on.
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fig. 6
3) Switch
= 3-position turn indicator:
centre position = off;
position = left turn;
position
= right turn.
To cancel turn indicators, return switch to central position
and push in.
4) Button
= warning horn.
5) Button
= high-beam flasher.
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Clutch lever (fig. 7)
Lever (1) disengages the clutch. It features a dial adjuster
(2) for lever distance from the twistgrip on handlebar.
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.
Important
Using the clutch properly will avoid damage to
transmission parts and spare the engine.
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fig. 7
Starter lever (fig. 8)
The starter lever (1) is used to start the engine from cold
and to increase the engine idle rotation speed after
starting. Control positions:
A - (vertical) Control not activated
B - Control fully activated
The lever may also be placed on intermediate positions
to match the progressive engine warming up (see page
30).
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B
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Important
Never use this device when the engine is warm.
Do not run with the starter control on.
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Right switch (fig. 9)
G) Switch for ENGINE STOP, two positions:
position
(RUN) = run.
position
(OFF) = stop.
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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.
Front brake lever (fig. 9)
Pull in the lever (4) towards the twistgrip to operate the
front brake. The system is hydraulically operated and you
just need to pull the lever gently.
The brake lever is provided with a dial adjuster (5) for
lever distance adjustment from twistgrip on handlebar.
Warning
Please read the instructions on pages 30 and 31
before using these controls.
Important
Stopping the engine using switch (1) after riding
with the lights on and leaving the ignition key in the ON
position, may run the battery flat as the lights will remain
on.
2) Button
= engine start
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Throttle twistgrip (fig. 9)
The twistgrip (3) on the right handlebar opens the
throttles. When released, it will spring back to the initial
position (idling speed).
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fig. 9
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Rear brake pedal (fig. 10)
Push down on the pedal (1) with your foot to operate the
rear brake.
The system is hydraulically operated.
Gear change pedal (fig. 11)
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.
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fig. 10
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Adjustment of gear change and rear brake
pedals
Gear change and rear brake pedals can be set in a
preferred position relative to footpegs to better suit the
riding style of every rider.
To set the gear change pedal, lock linkage (1) and loosen
check nuts (2) and (3).
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Nut (2) has a left-hand thread.
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Apply an open-end wrench to the hexagon portion of
linkage (1) and rotate linkage until the gear change pedal
is in the desired position.
Tighten both check nuts until they contact linkage.
fig. 11.2
To set the rear brake pedal:
loosen check nut (4).
Turn travel adjuster (5) until pedal is in the desired
position.
Tighten check nut (4).
Work the pedal by hand to make sure it has about
1.5 ÷ 2 mm free play before brake is actuated.
If not so, set master cyilinder rod length as follows:
loosen the check nut (6) on the rod.
Tighten rod into fork (7) to increase free play or loosen it
to decrease play.
Tighten the check nut (6) and check play again.
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MAIN COMPONENTS AND DEVICES
Location (fig. 12)
1) Tank filler plug.
2) Seat catch.
3) Side stand.
4) Hook for helmet fastening cable.
5) Steering damper.
6) Rear view mirrors.
7) Front fork adjusters.
8) Rear shock absorber adjusters.
9) Motorcycle track alignment linkage.
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fig. 12
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Tank filler plug (fig. 13)
Opening
Lift the protection lid (1) and fit the ignition key into the
lock. Turn the key clockwise 1/4 turn to unlock.
Lift the plug.
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Closing
Refit the plug with the key in it and push it down into its
seat. Turn the key anticlockwise to its initial position and
take it out. Close the lock protection lid (1).
Note
The plug can only be closed with the key in.
Warning
Always make sure you have properly refitted and
closed the plug after each refueling (see page 34) .
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OPEN
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fig. 13
Opening (fig. 14.1)
Fit the ignition key into the lock (1) and turn the key
clockwise.
Pull gently the tail guard (2) outwards and lift it until it
rests onto the fuel tank.
On the rear end of the compartment underneath the
seat, there is the helmet fastening cable. Insert the cable
(A) into the helmet and insert the ends of the cable into
the hook. Leave the helmet hanging outside (fig. 14.2)
and refit the seat.
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2
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PUSH
Seat catch and helmet hook
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Warning
This system is intended to lock your helmet safely
when you park your motorcycle. Never leave the helmet
hanging from the hook when riding or it may get in the
way and make you lose control of the motorcycle.
Inserting the cable under the subframe from the left side
will enable you to lock the seat.
With the cable in any other position, the seat will not lock
properly.
Closing
Arrange all parts properly inside the compartment under
the seat.
Lower the tail guard to its horizontal position. Press on
the rear end (2) of the seat until you hear the catch click.
Pull the tail guard gently up to make sure it is firmly
secured to the frame.
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Side stand (fig. 15)
Important
Before lowering the side stand, make sure that the
bearing surface is hard and flat.
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Warning
The motorcycle can be started only if the side stand
is up as its safety device prevents engine start when the
stand is down.
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.
Important
Do not sit on the motorcycle when it is supported
on the side stand.
To move the side stand to its rest position (horizontal
position), tilt the motorcycle to the right and, at the same
time, lift the thrust arm (1) with your foot.
Note
Check for proper operation of the stand mechanism
(two springs, one into the other) and the safety sensor (2)
at regular intervals.
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Steering damper (fig. 16)
The steering damper is before the tank and is secured to
the frame and the steering head.
It gives improved steering accuracy and stability, thus
also improving motorcycle road behavior under any riding
conditions.
Turn the knob (1) clockwise for a harder setting (2),
counter clockwise for a softer setting (3).
A click identifies the different settings.
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Warning
Never attempt to set knob (1) while riding, or you
may lose control of the motorcycle.
Important
In case the steering damper position is changed,
the steering damper must be adjusted (see page 44).
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Front fork adjusters
The front fork has rebound and compression damping
adjusters.
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This adjustment is done using the outer adjusters:
1) (fig. 17.1) to adjust rebound damping;
2) (fig. 17.1) to adjust inner springs preload;
3) (fig. 17.2) to adjust compression damping.
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Put and secure the motorcycle in vertical position.
Turn the adjuster (1) on fork leg top with a 3-mm Allen
wrench to adjust rebound damping.
To reach the adjuster (3), insert a 3-mm Allen wrench into
the hole as shown in fig. 17.2.
As you turn the adjusting screws (1 and 3), you will hear
them click. Each click identifies a setting. Turn the screw
all the way in to set the hardest damping (position 0).
This will be your starting point. Now turn the screw
anticlockwise and listen for the clicks that identify setting
positions no. “1”, “2” and so on.
fig. 17.1
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fig. 17.2
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STANDARD factory setting is as follows:
compression:
10 clicks;
rebound:
12 clicks.
Max. setting for softest damping adjustment is 24 clicks
for rebound and 28 clicks for compression.
To change the preload of the spring inside each fork leg,
turn the hex. adjusting nut (2) with a 22-mm hexagon
wrench.
Factory setting is 10 mm.
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Important
Adjust both fork legs to same settings.
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Shock absorber adjusters (fig. 18)
The shock absorber has outer adjusters that enable you
to adjust your motorcycle to the load.
The adjuster (1) located on the left side, on the
connection holding the shock absorber to the swingarm,
controls rebound damping.
The adjuster (2) on the shock absorber expansion
reservoir controls compression damping.
Turn the adjusters (1 and 2) clockwise to increase
damping, anticlockwise to reduce it.
STANDARD setting:
turn the adjusters (1 and 2) all the way in (clockwise) then
slacken them 14 clicks.
Two ring nuts (3), located on the top section of the shock
absorber are used to adjust the outer spring preload.
To change spring preload, slacken the upper ring nut.
Then tighten or slacken the lower ring nut to increase
or decrease spring preload as required.
Warning
Use a specific pin wrench only to turn the preload
adjusting nut. Be careful when turning the nut to avoid
hurting your hand hitting motorcycle parts. The pin may
slip out of the nut recess while carrying out such
operation.
The shock absorber is filled with gas under pressure and
may cause severe damage if taken apart by unskilled
persons.
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fig. 18
Changing motorcycle track alignment (fig. 19.2)
Motorcycle track alignment is the result of tests carried
out under different riding conditions by our technical
staff.
Modifying factory setting is a very delicate operation,
which may lead to serious damages if carried out by
unskilled people.
Before changing standard setting, measure the reference
value (H, fig. 19.1).
The rider can modify track alignment according to his/her
needs by changing working position of the shock
absorber, increasing/decreasing the distance between
the centers of linkage (2), loosening the nuts (3) of the
ball joints (1).
When finished, tighten the nuts (3) to 25 Nm.
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fig. 19.1
Note
Please note that the lower nut (3) has left threading.
Warning
Length of linkage (2), included between the two
joint center lines (1), should not exceed 261 mm.
fig. 19.2
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DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Running-in recommendations
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Max. rotation speed (fig. 20)
Rotation speed for running-in period and during standard
use (rpm):
1) up to 1000 km;
2) from 1000 to 2500 km;
3) after 2500 km.
Up to 1000 km
During the first 1000 km, keep an eye on the revolution
meter. The indicator must not exceed:
5500-6000 rpm.
During the first hours of riding, it is advisable to run the
engine at varying load and rpm, though still within
recommended limit.
To this end, roads with plenty of bends and even slightly
hilly areas are ideal for a most efficient running-in of
engine, brakes and suspensions.
For the first 100 km, use the brakes gently. Do not brake
violently or keep brake applied for too long. This will
enable a correct break-in of friction material on brake
pads against brake discs.
For all mechanical moving parts of the motorcycle to
adapt to one another and above all not to adversely affect
the life of basic engine parts, it is advisable to avoid harsh
accelerations and not to run the engine at high rpm for
too long, especially uphill.
Furthermore, the drive chain should be inspected
frequently. Lubricate and tighten it as required.
From 1000 to 2500 km
At this point, you can squeeze some more power out of
your engine, being careful, however, never exceed:
7000 rpm.
MIN-1
x1000
fig. 20
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Important
During the whole running-in period, the
maintenance and service rules recommended in the
warranty card should be observed carefully.
Failure to comply with these rules will release Ducati
Motor Holding S.p.A.. from any liability whatsoever for
resulting engine damage or shorter engine life.
After 2500 km
After running-in, never exceed the following values
during the motorcycle standard use:
10000 rpm.
Strict observance of running-in recommendations will
ensure longer engine life and reduce the likelihood of
overhauls and tune-ups.
Pre-ride checks
Warning
Failure to carry out these checks before riding, may
lead to motorcycle damage and injury to rider.
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 34).
Engine oil level
Check oil level in the sump through the sight glass. Top
up with recommended oil if needed (page 53).
Brake and clutch fluid
Check fluid level in the relevant reservoirs.
Coolant level
Check coolant level in the expansion reservoir. Top up if
necessary (page 39).
Tyre condition
Check tyre pressure and condition (page 51 and 52).
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 46).
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 22).
Warning
In case of malfunctioning, do not start the
motorcycle and call a DUCATI Dealer or Authorized
Workshop.
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Starting the engine
ON
Regular ambient temperature
(10 to 35°C):
1) Move the ignition key to ON (fig. 21.1). Make sure
both the green light N and the red light
on the
instrument panel come on.
Important
The oil pressure light should go out a few seconds
after the engine has started (page 11).
If the light stays on, stop the engine and check oil level.
Never start the engine when oil pressure is too low.
Warning
The side stand must be fully up (in a horizontal
position) as its safety sensor prevents engine start when
down.
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Warning
Before starting the engine, become familiar with
the controls you will need to use when riding.
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Note
Follow the “High ambient temperature” procedure
to start the engine when it is warm.
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fig. 21.1
2) Move the starter lever (1) to (B) (fig. 21.2).
3) Check that the stop switch (3, fig. 21.3) is positioned
to
(RUN), then press the ignition button (4).
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.
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4) Move the starter lever (1) to its vertical position (A) (fig.
21.2).
Important
Do not rev up the engine when it is cold. Allow
some time for oil to warm up and reach all points that
need lubricating.
fig. 21.2
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High ambient temperature (over 35°C):
Follow the same procedure, however, do not use the
button (1).
Cold ambient temperature (below 10°C):
Follow the procedure for “Regular ambient
temperature”, however allow 5 minutes for the engine to
warm up.
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Moving off
1) Disengage the clutch squeezing the control lever.
2) Push down on gear change lever sharply with the tip
of your foot to engage the first gear. Once released, the
lever will spring back to its original position.
3) Speed up engine, by turning the throttle twistgrip and
slightly releasing the clutch lever at the same time. The
motorcycle will start moving off.
4) Let go of clutch lever and speed up.
5) To shift to second gear, close the throttle to slow
down engine, disengage the clutch right away, lift the
gear change lever and let go of clutch lever.
Repeat the same procedure to shift to 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th.
To shift down, release the twistgrip, pull the clutch
control lever, shortly speed up to help gears synchronize,
shift down and release the clutch.
The controls should be used correctly and timely: when
riding uphill do not hesitate to shift down as soon as the
motorcycle tends to slow down, so you will avoid lugging
the engine and stressing the motorcycle abnormally.
Important
Avoid harsh accelerations, as this may lead to
carburettor flooding and transmission snatching. The
clutch lever should not be pulled longer than necessary
after gear is engaged, or friction parts may overheat and
wear out.
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Braking
Slow down in time, shift down to engine-brake first and
then brake applying both brakes. Pull the clutch lever
before stopping the motorcycle, to avoid sudden engine
stop.
Warning
Use both brake lever and pedal for effective braking.
Using only one of the brakes will give you less braking
power.
Never use brake controls harshly or violently or you may
lock the wheels and lose control of the motorcycle.
When riding in the rain or on slippery surfaces, braking
will become less effective. Always use the brakes very
gently and carefully when riding under these conditions.
Any sudden manoeuvres may lead to loss of control.
When tackling long, high-gradient downhill road tracts,
shift down gears to use engine braking. Apply one brake
at a time and use brakes sparingly. Keeping the brakes
applied all the time would cause the friction material to
overheat and reduce braking power dangerously.
Underinflated tyres reduce braking efficiency and affect
handling and road holding while turning.
Stopping the motorcycle
If you let go of the throttle twistgrip, the motorcycle will
slow down gradually and smoothly. Then, shift down
releasing the clutch, and finally change from first to
neutral. Apply brakes and you will bring the motorcycle to
a complete stop.
To switch the engine off, simply turn the key to OFF
(page 12).
Important
Never leave the key in the ON position when
engine is stopped, or this will damage the electric
components.
Parking
Stop and park the motorcycle on the side stand (see
page 22).
To avoid theft, turn the handlebar fully left and block it by
pushing in the ignition key and turning it to the LOCK
position.
If you park in a garage or other facilities, make sure that
there is proper ventilation and that the motorcycle is not
near a source of heat or sparks.
You may leave the parking lights on by turning the key to
position P.
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
Using padlocks or other locks designed to prevent
motorcycle motion, such as brake disc locks, rear
sprocket locks, and so on is dangerous and may impair
motorcycle operation and affect the rider’s safety.
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Refueling (fig. 22)
Never overfill the tank when refueling. Fuel should never
be touching the rim of filler recess.
Max level
;;;;;
;;;;;
Warning
Be sure there is no fuel trapped in the filler recess.
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fig. 22
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Tool kit and accessories (fig. 23)
Located in the compartment (1) under the tail:
an Owner’s manual;
a helmet fastening cable;
a tool bag for usual maintenance and checks.
1
To reach this compartment, the tail guard must be lifted
by opening the catch (page 21).
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The tool bag (fig. 24)
holds:
1) 14-mm box wrench;
2) 10/8/6/5/4-mm Allen wrench;
3) rear eccentric wrench;
4) front wheel spindle wrench;
5) extension for rear eccentric wrench;
6) box wrench for spark plugs;
7) tommy bar;
8) double-bit screwdriver;
9) torx.
fig. 23
9
2
3
DUCATI
6
7
1
4
5
8
fig. 24
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MAIN MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS
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Side body panels (fig. 25)
To remove the body panels proceed as follows:
unscrew the three fasteners (1) placed under the fairing
RH and LH side;
unscrew the four headlamp fairing fasteners (2);
unscrew the four frame fasteners (3).
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 loose control of your
motorcycle.
Important
At reassembly always fit nylon washers when
tightening fastening screws, not to damage painted parts
and Plexiglas headlamp fairing. Some fastening screws
are of the self-tapping type; do not overtighten,
otherwise treading might damage thus avoiding further
use.
fig. 25
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Headlamp fairing (fig. 26.2)
Undo the middle fastening screw (1, fig.26.1) of the wing
mirrors and remove them from the headlamp fairing
supports.
Undo the two fastening screws (2) of the headlight
support and disconnect the four connectors (3) joining
the two body panels together.
Important
At reassembly, apply “medium-strength
threadlocker” onto the screw threading (1).
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1
fig. 26.1
2
3
fig. 26.2
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Cleaning and changing air filters (fig. 27.2)
The air box is accessible after removing the body panels
and the headlamp fairing (see pages 36 and 37).
Undo the eight fastening screws of the outer cover (1,
fig. 27.1). Remove the cover but leave it hanging from
the turn indicator cable. Do not remove the reduction
element (4) from its seat.
Remove the filter (2, fig. 27.2) from its seat on the inner
cover (3).
Clean the filter cartridge with compressed air or fit a new
one, if needed.
Important
A dirty 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.
fig. 27.1
3
4
Install the filter properly into its seat on the inner cover
and refit all the parts you have removed.
2
Important
If you are using the motorcycle on dusty or very
wet roads, replace filter more frequently than
recommended intervals shown in the routine
maintenance chart (see Warranty Card).
3
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2
1
fig. 27.2
Checking the coolant level (fig. 28.1)
Check the coolant level in the expansion reservoir, on the
LH side of the motorcycle.
The coolant level must be between the MAX and MIN
marks.
Top up if the level is too low.
Remove the l.h. body panel and the fuel tank. Lift the tail
guard and undo the rear screw (2, fig. 28.2). Remove the
tank from its front clamping by pulling the tank
backwards. Move it to the right leaving fuel tubing
connected.
Unscrew the filler (1, fig. 28.1) and add a mixture
consisting of water and antifreeze SHEEL Advance
Coolant or Glycoshell (35-40% of the volume) up to MAX
mark.
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fig. 28.1
Refit the filler (1) and reassemble all removed parts. This
mixture improves operating conditions (coolant will start
freezing at –20°C).
Coolant circuit capacity: 3.5 cu dm (liters).
Warning
Place the motorcycle on a flat surface and make
sure the engine is cold before proceeding.
fig. 28.2
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Checking brake and clutch fluid level
Fluid level should never fall below the MIN mark on
each reservoir (fig. 29). 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 the Warranty Booklet) by a Ducati Dealer or
Authorized Workshop.
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Important
It is recommended all brake and clutch tubes be
changed every four years.
Clutch system
If the control lever has exceeding play and the
transmission snatches or jams as you try to engage a
gear, it means that there is air in the circuit. Contact a
Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop to have the
system inspected and air drained out.
Warning
Clutch fluid level in the reservoir tends to increase
as the clutch plates friction material wears out. Do not
exceed specified level (3 mm above minimum level).
Brake system
If you find exceeding play on brake lever or pedal and
brake pads are still in good condition, contact a Ducati
Dealer or Authorized Workshop to have the system
inspected and any air drained out of the circuit.
Warning
Do not spill any brake and clutch fluid on the
paintwork or on plastic parts or they will damage.
Hydraulic oil is corrosive; it may cause damages and lead
to severe injuries.
Never mix different quality oils.
Check seals for proper sealing.
MAX
MIN
fig. 29
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Checking brake pads for wear (fig. 30)
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.
Important
Have the brake pads replaced at a Ducati Dealer or
Authorized Workshop.
MIN
yy
;;
yy
;;
yy
;;
yy
;;
yy
;;
yy
;;
yy
;;
yy
;;
yy
;;
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fig. 30
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Lubricating cables and joints
The condition of the outer sheath of the throttle/starter
cable should be checked at regular intervals. The sheath
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 a Ducati Dealer or
Authorized Workshop.
To prevent these failures, smear the end of the Bowden
cable with SHELL Advance Grease or Retinax LX2 at
regular intervals.
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 (2, fig. 31) provided on the throttle control.
For the throttle cable, it is best to open the device by
unscrewing the two fastening screws (1, fig. 31) and
then grease the cable ends and the pulley.
Warning
When refitting the cover, be sure to slide the cable
onto the suitable pulley.
Refit the cover and tighten the screws (1).
2
1,5 ÷ 2 mm
To ensure smooth operation of the side stand joint,
clean off any dirt and apply SHELL Alvania R3 at all
points exposed to friction.
1
fig. 31
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Charging the battery (fig. 32)
Before charging the battery, it is best to remove it from
the motorcycle.
Remove the r.h. body panel (page 36), undo the screw (1)
and remove the upper bracket.
Always disconnect the black negative terminal (-) first,
and then the red positive terminal (+).
Warning
Keep the battery out of the reach of children.
Charge the battery at 1A for 5-10 hours.
Warning
Batteries develop explosive gases: keep it away
from heat sources and flames.
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Charge the battery in a ventilated room.
Connect the battery charger leads to the battery
terminals - red to positive terminal (+), black to negative
terminal (-).
Important
Make sure the charger is off when you connect the
battery to it, or you might get sparks at the battery
terminals that could ignite the gases inside the cells.
Always connect the positive terminal (red) first (+).
-
1
+
Refit the battery on its mount and secure the top bracket
with screw (1). Connect the terminals. Grease the
terminal screws to improve conductivity.
fig. 32
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Adjusting headstock angle (fig. 33.1)
Loosen the two screws (1) on the frame r.h. side to
adjust the headstock angle.
Fully unscrew the screw (2) and turn the headstock end
(3) by 180° with a pin wrench.
Check that the hole on the eccentric is in line with the
passing hole of the steering head. To this purpose an arrow
indicating the phase is punched onto the eccentric (upper
side).
Fully screw the screw (2). Grease the screw threadings
(1) with SHELL Retinax HDX2 and tighten to 22 Nm.
Note
While performing the above, the handlebars should
not be fully turned.
When finished, the steering damper must be
repositioned. Undo the screw (4, fig. 33.2). Move the
damper rod joint to the frame hole (5). Apply some
medium-strength threadlocker and tighten the screw (4)
previously removed.
fig. 33.1
5
4
Important
The steering lock can be used only if the headstock
tube is positioned at 24° 30’.
fig. 33.2
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Chain tension inspection (fig. 34)
With the motorcycle on the side stand, the chain must
have a min. distance of 25 mm from the swingarm.
If this is not the case, contact a Ducati Dealer or
Authorized Workshop for proper chain tensioning.
Warning
Correct tightening of the eccentric hub clamping
screws is essential to rider’s safety.
Chain lubrication
The chain fitted on your motorcycle has OR seals 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
OR 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.
Important
Improper chain tension will lead to early wear of
transmission parts.
Important
Using non-specific lubricants may lead to severe
damage to chain, front and rear sprocket.
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Tensione catena (sul cavalletto laterale)
Chain tension adjustment (on side stand)
25 mm
=
=
fig. 34
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Replacing bulbs
Before replacing a burnt-out bulb, make sure that the
new one complies with voltage and wattage as specified
on page 63, “Electric System”, for that lighting device.
Always check for new bulb proper operation before
refitting removed parts.
Reassembly:
insert the locating pegs of the bulb base into their seats
to obtain correct alignment.
Hook the clip (4, fig. 35.2) to the headlamp holders;
reconnect the cables and refit the rubber cover (1, fig.
35.2).
Headlamp
To gain access to headlamp bulbs proceed as follows:
To change the parking light bulb, the headlamp fairing
must be removed first (see page 37).
Undo the horn fastening screw and remove the horn. Pull
out the bulb holders (5, fig. 35.3) from the rim-reflector
assembly.
Remove the bulb and fit a new one.
Disassembly:
low beam bulb (fig. 35.1): remove the rubber cover (1).
Press the lower quick-release button to disconnect the
connector (2).
L.h. high beam bulb (fig. 35.2): disconnect the
connector (3) of the white bulb cable from the front
wiring, remove the rubber cover (1) from the headlamp
body and pull out the bulb cable.
Note
The black ground mass cable connector does not
need to be disconnected to replace the headlamp bulbs.
Release the clip (4) that secures the bulb and remove it
from the socket (fig. 35.1 and 35.2).
Note
Be careful to hold the new bulb at the base only.
Never touch the transparent body with your fingers or it
will blacken resulting in reduced bulb brilliancy.
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4
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1
2
5
fig. 35.1
fig. 35.3
4
3
1
fig. 35.2
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Instrument panel (fig. 36)
Remove the headlamp fairing (see page 37) to reach the
instrument panel bulbs.
One or two lamps are fitted under each instrument. Pull
out the bulb holder (1) under the instrument involved,
remove the bulb and fit a new one.
Turn indicators (fig. 37)
Remove the screw (1) and detach the glass (2) from the
body.
The bulb is of the bayonet-type: press and rotate anticlockwise to remove; fit the spare bulb by pressing and
turning clockwise until it clicks.
Refit the glass sliding the small tab (A) into the suitable
slot in the indicator body and tighten the screw (1).
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1
2
1
1
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fig. 36
A
1
fig. 37
Stop light (fig. 38.1)
To expose the number plate bulb, withdraw the lamp
holder from the number plate holder, then extract the
bulb and replace it.
To replace the stop and parking light bulb, lift the tail
guard and unscrew the two screws (1) that secure the
glass (2). The bulb is of the bayonet-type: press and
rotate anti-clockwise to remove; fit the spare bulb by
pressing and turning clockwise until it clicks.
Refit the glass (2).
Number plate light (fig. 38.2)
To expose the number plate bulb, take the lamp holder
out of the number plate mount, extract the bulb and
replace it.
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2
1
fig. 38.1
fig. 38.2
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Beam setting (fig. 39.1)
When checking the beam setting, put the motorcycle
upright. Tyres should be inflated at the correct pressure
and one person should be sitting astride the motorcycle,
keeping it at right angles to its longitudinal axis. Place the
motorcycle opposite a wall or a screen, 10 meters apart
from it, then draw a horizontal line dictated by headlamp
center and a vertical one in line with the longitudinal axis
of motorcycle.
If possible, perform this check in dim light.
Switch on the low beam. The height of the light spot
(measured at the upper limit between dark and lightedup area) should not exceed 9/10th of the height from
ground of headlamp center.
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.
fig. 39.1
2
The height of the light beam can be corrected using the
adjusting screw (1, fig. 39.2) on the beam front. Turn the
screw clockwise to lower the beam, turn anticlockwise
to lift.
1
fig. 39.2
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Rear view mirror adjustment
Slacken the screw in the hole (2, fig. 39.2) with a crosspoint screwdriver. Set the rear view mirror by hand and
tighten the screws.
Tubeless tyres
Tyre pressure
Front:
2.1 bar - 2.3 Kg/sq cm
Rear:
2.2 bar - 2.4 Kg/sq cm
As tyre pressure is affected by temperature and altitude
variations, you are advised to check and adjust it
whenever you are riding in areas where ample variations
in temperature or altitude occur.
Important
Check and adjust tyre pressure when tyres are
cold.
To avoid front wheel rim distortion, when riding on
bumpy roads, increase tyre pressure by 0.2 - 0.3 bar.
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Tyre repair or replacement (tubeless tyres)
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. Replace
tyres with recommended standard tyres only.
Be sure to tighten the valve caps securely to avoid leaks
when riding. Never use tube type tyres. Failure to heed
this warning may lead to sudden tyre bursting and to
serious danger to rider.
Minimum tread depth
Measure tread depth (S, fig. 40) at the point where tread
is most worn down. It should not be less than 2 mm and
anyway not below the legal limit.
Important
Visually inspect the tyres at regular intervals for
detecting cracks and cuts, especially on the side walls,.
bulges or large spots that are indicative of internal
damage. Replace them if badly damaged.
Remove any stones or other foreign bodies caught in the
tread.
After replacing a tyre, the wheel must be balanced.
Important
Do not remove or shift the wheel balancing
weights.
Note
If tyres need replacing, contact a Ducati Dealer or
Authorized Workshop to make sure wheels are removed
and refitted correctly.
fig. 40
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Checking engine oil level (fig. 41)
Engine oil level can be checked through the sight glass
(1) provided on the clutch cover.
When checking oil level, the motorcycle should be
upright and the engine cold. Oil level should be between
the marks near the sight glass
Top up oil level with SHELL Advance Ultra 4, if low.
Undo the filler plug (2) and top up to correct level.
Refit the plug.
1
2
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Important
Engine oil and oil filters must be changed by a
Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop at regular intervals
(see Warranty Booklet), as specified in the maintenance
schedule.
fig. 41
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.
Multigrade Unigrade
10W
20W
20
30
40
20W–40
15W–40
20W–50
15W–50
10W–40
10W–30
–10
0
10
20
30
40°C
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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 difficult starting 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. Snug it finger-tight
until thread is fully seated 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
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Cleaning and replacing the spark plugs (fig. 42)
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 l.h. body panel, remove the spark plug caps
from the cylinder head using the wrench supplied with
the motorcycle.
Check the color of the insulating ceramic material of the
central electrode: a light brown, even color is a sign of
good engine condition. If color has altered or you find any
dark deposits, change the spark plug and report this to a
Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop.
Check wear on the central electrode. If it looks worn out
or has a vitreous appearance, change the spark plug.
fig. 42
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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.
Important
Do not wash your motorcycle right after use. When
the motorcycle is still hot, water drops will evaporate
faster and spot hot surfaces.
Do not use high-pressure or hot water jets. Using water
cleaners could cause certain parts - such as front fork,
wheel hubs, electric system, front fork seals, air scoops
and exhaust silencers - to seize or malfunction and impair
the safety features of the motorcycle.
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.
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;
remove tank drain plug and seal and 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 the paddock 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 that will
protect paintwork and let condensate breathe out.
A special canvas is available from Ducati Performance.
Warning
Braking performance may be impaired 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.
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Important notes
Some countries, such as France, Germany, Great Britain,
Switzerland and so on, have compulsory emission and
noise standards that include mandatory inspections at
regular intervals.
Carry out any required inspection and replace any parts
using Ducati original spare parts complying with local law.
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TECHNICAL DATA
Overall dimensions (mm) (fig. 43)
Weights
Dry weight:
187 kg.
Carrying full load:
310 kg.
Warning
Failure to observe weight limits could result in poor
handling and impair the performance of your motorcycle,
and you may lose control of the motorcycle.
fig. 43
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Top-ups
Type of fluid
cu dm (liters)
Fuel tank, including a reserve
of 4 cu dm (liters).
Gasoline 95-98 RON
17
Oil sump and oil filter
SHELL - Advance Ultra 4
3.8
Front/Rear brake and clutch circuits
Special fluid for hydraulic systems
SHELL - Advance Brake DOT 4
—
Protectant for electric contacts
Spray for electric systems
SHELL - Advance Contact Cleaner
—
Front fork
SHELL - Advance Fork 7.5 or Donax TA
0.480
(each leg)
Cooling circuit
Antifreeze SHEEL - Advance Coolant or
Glycoshell 35-40% + water
3.5
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Important
Additives to fuel or lubricants are not allowed.
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Engine
Twin cylinder, four-stroke, 90° “L” type, longitudinal.
Bore mm:
100
Stroke mm:
63,5
Total displacement c.c.:
998
Compression ratio:
1:11.4±0.5
Max. power at crankshaft (95/1/CE) kW/HP:
100/136 at 10,200 rpm
Max torque at crankshaft (95/1/CE):
10.3 Kgm at 8,000 rpm
Max. rotation speed
11,500 rpm.
Desmodromic timing system (fig. 44)
1) Opening (or upper) rocker.
2) Opening rocker shim.
3) Split rings.
4) Closing (or lower) rocker shim.
5) Return spring for lower rocker.
6) Closing (or lower) rocker.
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 four valves per cylinder,
operated by eight rockers (4 opening rockers and 4
closing rockers) and two overhead camshafts. It is
operated by the crankshaft through spur gears, belt
rollers and toothed belts.
6
2
1
5
4
3
7
fig. 44
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Spark plugs
Make:
CHAMPION
Type:
RG 4 HC
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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:
260 Km
Brakes
Front brake
With double semifloating drilled disc.
Material:
steel
Disc diameter:
320 mm
Hydraulically operated by a control lever on right
handlebar.
Braking surface:
79 sq cm
Make:
BREMBO
Type:
34-4 pistons.
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Friction material:
TOSHIBA TT 2172
Master cylinder type:
PSC 15.
Rear brake
With fixed drilled steel disc.
Disc diameter:
220 mm
Hydraulically operated by a pedal on R.H. side.
Braking surface:
25 sq cm
Make:
BREMBO
Type:
32-2 pistons
Friction material:
FERIT I/D 450 FF
Master cylinder type:
PS 11.
Warning
Brake fluid can dissolve paintwork and cause
severe eye and skin injuries in the event of accidental
spilling. Wash the affected area with abundant running
water.
Transmission
Dry clutch operated by a control lever on left handlebar.
Drive is transmitted from engine to gearbox main shaft
via spur gears.
Gear ratio:
32/59.
6-speed gearbox with constant mesh gears, gear change
pedal on left side of motorcycle.
Front/rear sprocket ratio:
15/36
Total gear ratios:
1st gear 15/37.
2nd gear 17/30.
3rd gear 20/28.
4th gear 22/26.
5th gear 23/24.
6th gear 24/23.
Important
The above gear ratios are the homologated ones
and under no circumstances must they be modified.
However, if you wish to tune up your motorcycle for
competitive trials, you may refer to Ducati Motor Holding
S.p.A. who will be glad to provide information about the
special ratios available. Contact a Ducati Dealer or
Authorized Workshop.
Warning
For the replacement of the rear sprocket, contact a
Ducati Dealer or Authorized Workshop. The incorrect
replacement of this component could seriously endanger
your safety and cause irreparable damage to the
motorcycle.
Drive chain from gearbox to rear wheel:
Make:
DID
Type:
525 HV.
Size:
5/8"x1/16"
Links:
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Frame
Tubular trellis frame with upper section made of highstrength steel.
Steering angle (on each side):
27°
For improved performance on track the headstock angle
can be changed (see page 44).
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STANDARD steering setting for road riding is as follows:
Steering head angle:
24°30’
Trail:
97 mm.
For track riding, setting can be modified to the following
values:
Steering head angle:
23°30’
Trail:
91 mm.
Wheels
Five-spoke light-alloy rims.
Front wheel
Dimensions:
3.50x17"
Rear wheel
Dimensions:
5.50x17"
Front wheel spindle can be removed.
The rear wheel is overhanging with respect to the
sprocket hub and secured with a nut and safety clip. In
this way, the rear wheel can be quickly replaced.
Tyres
Front tyre
Tubeless, radial tyre.
Size:
120/70-ZR17.
Rear tyre
Tubeless, radial tyre.
Size:
190/50-ZR17.
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Suspensions
Front
Hydraulic upside-down fork provided with outer adjusters
for rebound, compression, and preload (for inner springs
of fork legs).
Stanchion diameter:
43 mm.
Travel along leg axis:
120 mm.
Rear
Of the progressive type, thanks to a rocker arm
connecting frame and upper pivot point of the shock
absorber and an arch connected at the bottom to
swingarm. The shock absorber enables the adjustment of
rebound and compression damping and spring preload.
At the bottom pivot point it is connected to a light-alloy
swingarm. The swingarm hinges on a pivot pin passing
through the frame and engine.
The whole system gives the bike excellent stability.
Travel:
71 mm.
Wheel travel:
130 mm.
Electric system
Basic electric items are:
front headlamp consisting of the following:
12V-55W low beam unit, poly-ellipsoidal with capacitor;
12V-55W high beam unit;
parking light with no. 2 12V-5W bulbs.
Instrument panel, 12V-1.2W warning lights; 12V-2W
instrument lights.
Electrical controls on handlebars.
Turn indicators, 12V-10W bulbs.
Horn.
Stop light switches.
Battery 12V-10 Ah.
Generator 12V-520W.
Electronic voltage regulator (rectifier), protected by a
40A fuse near 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 46 for relevant
instructions.
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Fuses
The main fuse box (fig. 45.1) is located on the frame right
side. To expose the fuses, take off the box protective
cover. Mounting position and ampere capacity are
marked on it.
Two fuses on the right side of the rear sub-frame protect
the relays of the injection system.
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The fuse located on a side of the battery (fig. 45.2)
protects the electronic regulator. Remove the fuse cap (1)
to expose it.
A blown fuse is identified by the interrupted inner
filament (2, fig. 45.3).
fig. 45.1
Important
Switch the ignition key to OFF before replacing the
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.
1
fig. 45.2
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IN GOOD CONDITION
2
BLOWN
fig. 45.3
Legend of the wiring diagram of electric
system/ignition
1) Right switch
2) Key-operated switch
3) Ignition relay
4) Fuse box
5) Flasher
6) Water temperature sensor
7) RH electric fan
8) Starter motor
9) Solenoid starter
10) Battery
11) Regulator fuse
12) Regulator
13) Generator
14) Rear right-turn indicator
15) Tail light
16) Number plate lighting bulb
17) Rear left-turn indicator
18) Fuel tank
19) Diagnosis connector
20) Injection relay
21) Horizontal cylinder coil
22) Vertical cylinder coil
23) Horizontal cylinder spark plug
24) Vertical cylinder spark plug
25) Horizontal cylinder injector
26) Vertical cylinder injector
27) Throttle position sensor
28) Timing/engine rpm sensors
29) Water temperature sensor
30) Side stand light switch
31) Injection/ignition unit
32) LH electric fan
33) Neutral light switch
34) Oil pressure switch
35) Rear stop light switch
36) Front stop light switch
37) Left switch
38) Pressure/ air temperature sensor
39) Instruments
40) Front left-turn indicator
41) Warning horn
42) High beam relay
43) Headlamp
44) Front right-turn indicator
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Wire color coding
W-Y White-Yellow
P Pink
Y-G Yellow-Green
G Green
R-G Red-Green
W-R White-Red
W White
V-Bk Violet-Black
Y Yellow
W-G White-Green
Bn Brown
G-W Green-White
W-Bk White-Black
R-Bk Red-Black
R-B Red-Blue
Gr-R Grey-Red
R Red
W-Bn White-Brown
O Orange
Bn-W Brown-White
Y-Bk Yellow-Black
Gr Grey
B-Bk Blue-Black
Lb Light blue
Bk Black
V-W Violet-White
Y-B Yellow-Blue
Bn-G Brown-Green
G-Gr Green-Grey
O-G Orange-Green
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Gr-Y Grey-Yellow
Gr-B Grey-Blue
O-B Orange-Blue
Legend of fuse box (4)
Pos.
Description
Rat.
1-9
Main switch
30 A
2-10
Fuel pump, injectors, coils
20 A
3-11
Key sense
7.5 A
4-12
CPU power supply
3A
5-13
High beam and low beam
15 A
6-14
Turn indicators, warning lights,
tail lights and instrument panel
lights
10 A
7-15
Stop, warning horn
7.5 A
8-16
Cooling electric fan
7.5 A
Note
The electric system wiring diagram is at the end of
this manual.
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE RECORD
km
Ducati
Service Name
Mileage
Date
1,000
10,000
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20,000
30,000
40,000
50,000
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