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TABLE OF CONTENTS Main components and devices Location 19 Tank filler plug 20 Seat catch and helmet pin 21 Side stand 22 Shock absorber adjusters 23 Shock absorber adjusters (900S) 24 Front fork adjusters (900S) 25 General Directions for use Warranty 6 Running-in recommendations 27 Symbols 6...
Charging the battery 45 Monster versions 69 Chain tensioning 46 600/750/900 69 Chain lubrication 47 Dark 69 Replacing bulbs 47 City 69 Headlamp alignment 50 CityDark 69 Tyres 51 900 Cromo 70 Checking engine oil level 53 900S 70 Cleaning and replacing the spark plugs 64...
Ducati Motor 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 authorized workshop. The information contained herein will prove useful on your trips - and Ducati Motor S.p.A.
Useful information for safe riding lane in good time using the suitable turn indicators. Be sure you are clearly visible and do not ride within the Warning blind spot of vehicles ahead. Read this section before riding your motorcycle. Be very careful when tackling road junctions, or when riding in the areas near exits from private grounds, car Accidents are frequently due to inexperience.
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. Information about carrying capacity The total weight of the motorcycle in running order including rider, pillion passenger, luggage and additional...
Identification data 600/750 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 should always be indicated when ordering spare parts. fig. 1.2 fig.
CONTROLS 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.
In 900 models, the instrument panel comes on when Instrument panel (fig. 3) parking lights are on. Speedometer (km/h or mph). 8) Revolution counter (900). Gives road speed. Shows the engine rotation speed/minute. a) Odometer (km or miles). Gives total distance covered. b) Trip meter (km or miles).
Keys (fig. 4) Ignition switch and steering lock (fig. 5) Your Ducati was delivered with two universal keys for It is located in front of the fuel tank and has four ignition, steering lock and seat catch and a key positions: identification plate (1).
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; = headlamp, front and rear parking light, number plate light and panel lights on. Note This device is not fitted on the Australia and Japan versions.
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.
Cold start lever (fig. 8) Right switch (fig. 9) Use this device to start the engine from cold. It will 1) Switch for ENGINE STOP, two positions: increase the engine idling speed after starting. position (RUN) = run. Lever positions: position (OFF) = stop.
Throttle twistgrip (fig. 9) The twistgrip (3) on the right handlebar opens carburettor shutter (600/750) or the throttles (900). When released, it will spring back to the initial position (idling speed). fig. 9 Front brake lever (fig. 9) Pull in the lever (4) towards the twistgrip to operate the front brake.
Gear change pedal (fig. 11.1) Rear brake pedal (fig. 10) The gear change pedal is at rest when in the central Push down on the pedal (1) to apply the rear brake. position N, is moved up and down to change gears and The system is hydraulically operated.
Setting the gear change and rear brake pedals (fig. 11.2) 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.
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. Closing Refit the plug with the key in it and push it down into its seat.
Seat catch and helmet pin Opening Fit the ignition key into the lock. Turn the key clockwise to detach seat from frame. Pull the seat backwards to slide it off its front holders. On the rear end of the compartment underneath the seat, there is the helmet fastening cable (1) (see page 35).
Side stand (fig. 15) Warning The motorcycle can be started only if the side stand Important is in “rest” position as it is equipped with a safety device Before lowering the side stand, make sure that the preventing engine start if the stand is down. bearing surface is hard and flat.
Shock absorber adjusters (fig. 16) The shock absorber has outer adjusters that enable you to adjust your motorcycle to the load. The adjuster (1) located on the right side, on the connection holding the shock absorber to the swingarm, controls rebound damping. Turn the adjuster (1) clockwise to increase damping (H), anticlockwise to reduce it (S).
When carrying a passenger and a load, set the rear shock Shock absorber adjusters absorber spring to maximum preload to improve The shock absorber has outer adjusters that enable you motorcycle handling and keep safe clearance from the to adjust your motorcycle to the load. ground.
Front fork adjusters The front fork of 900S models has rebound and compression damping adjusters. This adjustment is done using the outer adjusters: 1) (fig. 18.1) to adjust rebound damping; 2) (fig. 18.1) to adjust spring preload; 3) (fig. 18.2) to adjust compression damping. As you turn the adjusting screws (1 and 3), you will hear them click.
To change the preload of the spring inside each fork leg, turn the adjusting nut (2) with a 22-mm/0.87-in. hexagon wrench. Preload setting range (A) is from 25 to 10 mm/0.99 to 0.39 in. Factory setting is 18 mm/0.7 in. Important Adjust both fork legs to same settings.
Warranty validity. Failure to comply with these rules During the first hours of riding, it is advisable to run the will release Ducati Motor S.p.A. from any liability engine at varying load and rpm, though still within whatsoever for resulting engine damage or shorter recommended limit.
After 2500 km/1553 miles After running-in, never exceed the following values during the motorcycle standard use: 600/750 models – max. speed allowed for each gear (see page 60). 900 models – 9000 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 In case of malfunctioning, do not start the Warning motorcycle and call a Ducati dealer or authorized Failure to carry out these checks before riding, may workshop. lead to motorcycle damage and injury to rider and passenger.
Starting the engine 2) Move the fast-idle lever to position (B) (fig. 21.2). 3) Check that the stop switch (1, fig. 21.3) is positioned Note (RUN), then press the starter button (2). Follow the “High ambient temperature” procedure Let the engine start without using the throttle control. to start the engine when it is warm.
High ambient temperature (over 35 °C/95 °F): Follow the same procedure, however, do not use the fast-idle 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 (step 5).
Moving off Braking 1) Disengage the clutch squeezing the control lever. Slow down in time, shift down to engine-brake first and 2) Push down on gear change lever sharply with the tip then brake applying both brakes. Pull the clutch lever of your foot to engage the first gear.
Stopping the motorcycle Refueling Slow down gradually, then shift down and release the Never overfill the tank when refueling. Fuel should never throttle twistgrip. Finally change from first to neutral. be touching the rim of filler recess (fig. 23). Apply brakes and you will bring the motorcycle to a complete stop.
Parking Stop the motorcycle, then put it on the side stand to park it (see page 22). To avoid theft, turn the handlebar fully left and turn the key to 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.
MAINTENANCE Tool kit and accessories (fig. 25.1) The compartment under the seat holds: an Owner’s manual; a helmet fastening cable; a tool bag for normal maintenance and checks to be performed by the user. fig. 25.1 To reach this compartment, remove the seat first (page 21) then the protective cover (1).
The maintenance schedule below specifies maintenance operations to be carried out at regular intervals according be entrusted to a Ducati Dealer or authorized workshop time (months) or distance covered (km or miles). It where highly trained personnel and special equipment also shows the motorcycle parts requiring special care.
Operations Pre- After 1000 km/ Every Every Every delivery 621 miles 1000 km/ 10000 km/ 20000 km/ or 6 months 621 miles 6,214 miles 12,427 miles Spark plugs Carburettor: synchronization and idling adjustment (600/750) ( I) Chain: tensioning and lubrication ( I) C/ L C/ L C/ L...
Operations Pre- After 1000 km/ Every Every Every delivery 621 miles 1000 km/ 10000 km/ 20000 km/ or 6 months 621 miles 6,214 miles 12,427 miles Engine oil filter ( I) Valve clearance ( I) Rear wheel rubber cush drive damper ( I) Signaling and light system Battery liquid level General lubrication ( I)
MAIN MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS Lifting the fuel tank (fig. 26.1) Warning Make sure the fuel in the tank is less than 5 litres/1.3 US.Gal. or fuel may leak out through the filler plug breather. fig. 26.1 Remove the seat (page 21) and lift the hook (1). Lift the tank and unhook the service rod (2, fig.
Changing air filter (fig. 27.1) Replace the air filter at the required intervals shown in the routine maintenance chart. The air box is accessible after lifting the fuel tank as described on page 39. To remove the filter, release the cover clips (1) on both sides of the air box and take off the cover (2).
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 an authorized workshop to have the system inspected and air drained out. Warning Brake fluid level will increase as clutch plate friction material wears down.
If you find exceeding play on brake lever or pedal and Front brake brake pads are still in good condition, contact your Ducati To facilitate inspection without removing the pads from dealer or an authorized workshop to have the system the calipers, brake pads have a wear mark.
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 authorized workshop. To prevent these failures, smear the ends of the flexible cables with SHELL Advance Grease or Retinax LX2 at regular intervals.
Throttle cable adjustment Checking battery liquid level (fig. 32) The throttle twistgrip must have a free play of 2 - 4 Lift the tank to carry out such operation (page 38). mm/0.08-0.16 in., measured at the edge of the twistgrip Battery liquid level must be maintained between the and at all positions of the handlebars.
Charging the battery (fig. 32) Refit the caps (1) on the cells and reinstall the battery on Before charging the battery, it is best to remove it from its mount and clamp the retainers (3). the motorcycle. Reconnect the breather tube (2) and connect the Disconnect the breather tube (2).
Chain tensioning Turn the rear wheel slowly until you find the position where chain tension is highest. With the motorcycle on the side stand, push the chain up pressing with a finger at the point where it intersects with swing arm centerline. The lower portion of the chain should have a slack as follows (fig.
Chain lubrication Replacing bulbs The chain fitted on your motorcycle has OR seals that Before replacing a burnt-out bulb, make sure that the keep dirt out of and lubricant inside the sliding parts. The new one complies with voltage and wattage as specified seals might be irreparably damaged if the chain is on page 64 - “Electric System”.
Note 600/750 instrument panel (fig. 35.1) Never touch the transparent body of the new bulb Disassemble the instrument panel by unscrewing the with your fingers or it will blacken resulting in reduced two fastening screws (1) with washer (2). bulb brilliancy. Disconnect the odometer cable (3) and the main wiring Insert the locating pegs of the bulb base into their seats connector (4).
900 instrument panel (fig. 35.2) Turn indicators (fig. 36) Disassemble the instrument panel by unscrewing the Remove the screw (1) and detach the glass (2) from the two fastening screws with washer. body. Disconnect the odometer cable (6) and the main wiring The bulb is of the bayonet-type: press and rotate anti- connector (7).
Stop light (fig. 37) Headlamp alignment (fig. 38.1) To replace the stop and parking light bulb, unscrew the When checking headlamp alignment, put the motorcycle two screws (1) that secure the glass (2). Remove the upright. Tyres should be inflated at the correct pressure glass.
Tyres Front pressure 2.1 bar - 2.3 Kg/sq cm (5.07 lb/sq cm) Rear pressure: 2.2 bar - 2.4 Kg/sq cm (5.29 lb/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.
After replacing a tyre, the wheel should 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. 39...
Undo the filler plug (2) and top up to correct level. Refit the plug. 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 schedule. Viscosity SAE 20W-50 fig.
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.
Cleaning the motorcycle 900 Cromo tank To preserve the finish of metal parts and paintwork, wash Clean the tank with special (non-abrasive) products for and clean your motorcycle at regular intervals, anyway chromium-plated surfaces at least once a month. This according to the road conditions you ride in.
Carry out any required inspection at regular intervals and plug with its seal and empty the fuel tank; replace any parts using Ducati original spare parts pour a few drops of engine oil into the cylinders through complying with local law.
Top-ups Type of fluid cu. dm. (liters)/ US Gall. Fuel tank, including a reserve Gasoline 95-98 RON 16.5 of 3.5 cu dm (liters) / 0.92 US Gall. Oil sump and oil filter SHELL Advance Ultra 4 3.1 / 0.82 (600) 3.3 / 0.87 (750) 3.9 / 1.03 (900) Front/Rear brake and clutch circuits...
Timing system Engine Desmodromic (type) with two valves per cylinder, Twin cylinder, four-stroke, 90° “L” type, longitudinal. operated by four rockers (2 opening rockers and 2 closing Bore mm/in.: rockers) and an overhead camshaft. It is operated by the 80 (600); 88 (750); 92 (900). crankshaft through spur gears, belt rollers and toothed 3.15 (600);...
Spark plugs Make: Important CHAMPION Failure to comply with these limits releases Ducati Type: Motor S.p.A. from any liability whatsoever for resulting RA 4 HC (600); RA 6 HC (750-900). engine malfunction.
Brakes Rear brake Type: Front brake fixed drilled steel disc Type: Disc diameter: drilled steel disc. 245 mm/9.64 in. 1 disc, left side (600/750 USA). Hydraulically operated by a pedal on R.H. side 2 discs (750/900 USA version excluded). Braking surface: Disc diameter: 25 sq cm/3.88 sq in.
However, if you wish to tune up your motorcycle for Front/rear sprocket ratio: competitive trials, you may refer to Ducati Motor S.p.A. 15/46 (600); 15/41 (750); who will be glad to provide information about the special 15/39 (900).
Frame Suspensions Tubular trellis frame with upper section made of high- strength steel. Front suspension Steering angle (on each side): 29° Hydraulic upside-down fork. Steering head angle: 23° On 900S models, the fork is provided with outer adjuster Trail mm/in.: 94/3.7 (600/750); 104/4.09 (900). for rebound, compression, and preload (for inner springs of fork legs).
Electric system Fuses Basic electric items are: The fuse box is located under the seat. Round headlamp with iodine double filament bulb, 12V- To expose the fuses, take off the box protective cover (1, 55/60W bulb. fig. 45.1). Mounting position and ampere capacity are Parking light with 12V-5W bulb.
600/750 fig. 45.3 fig. 45.1 IN GOOD CONDITION BLOWN fig. 45.2 fig. 45.3...
Legend of the wiring diagram of electric 30) Fuse box system/ignition 31) Starter motor 1) Headlamp 32) Starter solenoid 2) Front right-turn indicator 33) Battery 3) Front left-turn indicator 34) Main relay 4) Horn 35) Heater 5) Number plate light 36) Thermal cutout 6) Odometer 7) Instrument panel warning lights...
Legend of the wiring diagram of electric system/ 32) Generator injection 33) Neutral light switch 1) R.H. switch 34) Oil pressure sensor 2) Key-operated switch 35) Rear STOP light switch 3) Ignition relay 36) Front STOP light switch 4) Fuse box 37) L.H.
Wire color coding P Pink GR-Bk Grey-Black Y-G Yellow-Green G Green R-G Red-Green W-R White-Red O-Bk Orange-Black V-Bk Violet-Black Y Yellow W-B White-Blue BN Brown G-W Green-White O-W Orange-White R-Bk Red-Black R-B Red-Blue GR-R Grey-Red R Red G-Bk Green-Black V Violet Y-Bk Yellow-Black GR Grey G-B Green-Blue...
MONSTER VERSIONS City This version differs from the basic version in the following features: - clear windscreen with supports; - high-comfort seat; - seat cover not supplied; - raised handlebar; 600/750/900 - side bags with fastening bracket and lock. Available in the following colors: Ducati red 473.101;...
900Cromo Metallic (600/750) This version differs from the basic version in the This version differs from the basic version in the following features: following features: - black frame and wheel rims; - front mudguard painted matt black, not varnished; - chromium-plated fuel tank; - frame, arch and wheel rims come in black.
Installing and setting the windscreen (fig. 46.1 and 46.2) Loosen the 2 screws (1) and the 4 screws (2). Slide the guides (3) onto the supports (4) gently. Do not force them. Line up the ends of supports (4) with the top ends of the guides (3).
Side bags Opening the bags (fig. 47.1 and 47.2) The side bags are designed to carry light baggage. Each Each side bag has a safety lock (2). To open the bag, fit bag carries 2 Kg/4.4 lb. maximum. Be sure to distribute the key (1) into the lock and turn it one turn clockwise.
Closing the bags (fig. 47.4) Strap the luggage in place inside the bag using the suitable straps. Close the zipper, lower the flap and lock the catch (2). Fit the key (1) and turn it one turn anticlockwise. The key can only be taken out of the lock when in this position.
Removing the bags (fig. 48.1) To take off the bag, fit the key (1) into the lock on the support. Turn the key 1/4 turn. Turn key anticlockwise in the LH fastening bracket lock, clockwise in the RH bracket lock. Take the key out of the lock. Rotate the top of the bag forward (in running direction) until releasing the upper catches from the studs (2, fig.
Lift the bag off the bottom stud (3, fig. 48.3). For off-bike use, unbutton the two straps (4, fig. 48.4), fold out the rear flap and close the 270-degree zipper. fig. 48.3 fig. 48.4...
Installing the bags (fig. 49.3) Before fastening the bag to the motorcycle, be sure to remove the shoulder strap (5, fig. 47.2), if you have used it, and put it back into the inner compartment. Check that the rear flap is neatly folded and strapped down (4, fig. 48.4).
Bag maintenance and cleaning The bags are made from water-resistant materials that will keep water out effectively, but are not fully waterproof. This is why the bags come with waterproof storm covers for use in the event of heavy rain. Check the condition of locks and studs at regular intervals.
Bag supports (fig. 50.1 and 50.2) Removal Remove the side bags. Unscrew the 4 screws (1) that hold the upper bracket of each bag to the frame. Remove the upper support of each bag from the frame. Loosen the two grub screws (2) from the inner face of each footpeg bracket and withdraw the bag bottom bracket from the footpeg bracket.
Windproof cover (fig. 51) Removal Undo the two screws (1) securing the windproof cover to its supports. Remove the fork-type couplings from the rubber collars. Refitting Insert the fork-type couplings into the relevant rubber collars. Stand before your motorcycle and make sure that the windproof cover is centered with the headlamp (fig.
However, NHTSA cannot become Noise emission warranty involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, Ducati Motor S.p.A. warrants that this exhaust system, at or Ducati North America. To contact NHTSA, you may the time of sale, meets all applicable U.S. EPA Federal either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424- noise standards.
Ducati utilizes lean carburetor settings and other systems (2) the use of the vehicle after such device or element of to reduce carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons.
Riding safety If you are aware of any of the following symptoms, have The points given below are applicable for every day the vehicle inspected and repaired by your local Ducati motorcycle use and shoud be carefully observed for safe dealer.
Ducati does not manufacture sidecars or trailers and Do not exceed the legal speed limit or drive too fast for cannot predict the effects of such accessories on existing conditions.
Any amount of alcohol will significantly interfere with your ability to safely operate your motorcycle. Don’t drink and ride. Vehicle identification number (V.I.N.); Every Ducati motorcycle is identified by two identification numbers (see page 9). Figure A specifically shows the identification numbers. MODEL DESIGNATION...
California evaporation emission system This system consists of (fig. C and D): 1) Canister; 2) Fuel tank; 3) Induction manifold; 4) Carburettor; 5) Air intake manifold. Important In the event of fuel system malfunction, contact Ducati’s authorized Service Centres. fig. C fig. D...
30 days. Any replacement part can Warranty defects shall be remedied during customary be used in an emergency repair. Ducati will reimburse the business hours at any authorized Ducati motorcycle owner for the expenses, including diagnosis, not to dealer located within the United States of America in exceed Ducati’s suggested retail price for all warranted...
Ducati recommended time allowance for the warranty repair and dealer. Ducati shall not be liable for any other expenses, the geographically appropriate hourly labor rate. The loss or damage, whether direct, incidental, consequential...
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.