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General Cleaning - Ducati Diavel Owner's Manual

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General cleaning

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, where possible biodegradable. Avoid aggressive
detergents or solvents.
Use only water and neutral soap to clean the Plexiglas and
the seat.
Clean the aluminium components regularly and by hand. Use
specific detergents for aluminium that do NOT contain
abrasive substances or caustic soda.
Do not use abrasive or steel wool sponges, use only a
soft cloth.
The warranty does not apply to motorcycles where there is
evidence of poor maintenance.
Do not wash your motorcycle immediately after use,
as marks can form due to evaporation of the water on hot
surfaces. Never clean the motorcycle using hot or high
pressure water jets. Cleaning the motorcycle with a high
pressure water jet may lead to seizure or serious faults in the
front fork, wheel hub assembly, electric system, headlight
(fogging), front fork seals, air inlets or exhaust silencers, with
consequent loss of safety.
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.
There may be loss of braking efficiency immediately
after washing the motorcycle. Never grease or lubricate the
brake discs. This will cause loss of braking efficiency. Clean
the discs with an oil-free solvent.
The headlight might fog up due to washing, rain or
Switch headlight on for a short time to dry up any
Carefully clean the phonic wheels of the ABS so to ensure
system efficiency. Do not use aggressive products so to
avoid damaging the phonic wheels and the sensors.
Do not use alcohol or alcohol-derived products to clean
the dashboard.
Pay particular attention to the cleaning of the wheel rims, as
they have processed aluminium parts; clean and dry them
whenever the motorcycle is used.


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