Tensioning the drive chain
Make the rear wheel turn until you find the position where chain
is tightest. Set the vehicle on the side stand. Lower the chain by
pressing down on it only with your finger at the point of
measurement, and release. Measure distance (A) between
chain pin centre and the aluminium section of the swingarm. It
must be: A = 39÷41 mm (fig. 98). To adjust the tension loosen
the wheel shaft nut (1, fig. 99), tighten the screw (2) to the same
torque in the opposite direction on both sides of the swingarm
in order to increase the tension or loosen to reduce it. In the
latter case, you will need to push the wheel forward.
Have chain tension adjusted by a Ducati Dealer or
authorised Service Centre.
An incorrectly tensioned chain will lead to accelerated
wear of the transmission components.
Check the positioning marks on both sides of the swingarm, to
guarantee the perfect wheel alignment. Grease wheel shaft nut
(1) thread with SHELL Retinax HDX2 and tighten to a torque of
145 Nm. Grease the adjusting screws (2) thread with SHELL
Alvania R3 and tighten to a torque of 10 Nm.
Correct tightening of swinging arm screws (1, fig. 99)
is critical to rider and passenger safety.
39 ÷ 41 mm