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Suspensions; Electric System - DUCATI 996SPS Owner's Manual

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Hydraulic upside-down fork provided with outer adjusters
for rebound, compression, and preload (for inner springs
of fork legs).
Stanchion diameter:
43 mm / 1.7 in.
Travel along leg axis:
127 mm / 5 in.
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.
71 mm / 2.8 in.
Wheel travel:
130 mm / 5.1 in.

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.
Stop light switches.
Battery 12V-16 A.
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.
See "Replacing bulbs" on pages 50, 51 and 52 for
relevant instructions.


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