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. 49) by unscrewing the two fastening screws (2) and
then grease the cable end and the pulley.
When refitting the cover, be sure to slide the cable
properly onto the suitable pulley and inside the guide in
the cover (3, fig. 50).
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