Lubricating cables and linkages
The condition of the outer throttle and choke cables should
be checked at regular intervals. The outer cables should
show no signs of kinking or cracking. Operate the controls to
make sure the inner cables slide smoothly inside the outer
cables: if you feel any friction or catching, have the cable
replaced by a Ducati Dealer or Authorized Service Centre.
To prevent problems, periodically open the twistgrip
housing by unscrewing the two bolts (1, fig. 77) and
lubricate the ends of each control cable and the races
with SHELL Advance Grease or Retinax LX2.
Close the twistgrip housing carefully, inserting the
cable in the race.
Refit the housing and tighten the bolts (1) to 10 Nm.
To ensure smooth operation of the sidestand pivot, remove
dirt and apply SHELL Alvania R3 grease to all friction points.