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Ducati Scrambler 800 - Service manual > Adjusting the throttle cable

The throttle grip in all steering positions must have 2 to 4 mm of free play.

To adjust, work the relevant adjuster (1) located on the control itself.

Maintenance operations

Check the outer sheath of the throttle control cable for damage at regular intervals.

The plastic covering should show no signs of pinching or cracking.

Lubricate the ends of Bowden cables with the specified grease periodically to ensure they run freely.

Operate the control to check that the inner cable slides smoothly inside the outer cable: if you feel excessive resistance or stiffness, replace the cable.

To lubricate the throttle control you need to loosen the two retaining screws (3) and remove cover (2).

Maintenance operations

Grease cable end (4) and pulley.

Maintenance operations

Carefully close the control while engaging cable (4) into slide (5) on cover (2).

Fasten cover and tighten two screws (3) to the torque of 1.8 Nm+- 10%.

Maintenance operations

Checking rear brake pad wear and replacing brake pads

Check through the slot between the two calliper halves, and make sure that at least 1 mm of the friction material on pads is visible.

Maintenance operations

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 Ducati Scrambler 800 - Service manual > Adjusting the position of the gearchange pedal and rear brake pedal

The only possible adjustment on the rear shock absorber is spring preload. Turn adjuster (1) using the suitable wrench to set. Turn adjuster clockwise to decrease spring preload, turn counter clockwise to increase preload.

 Ducati Scrambler 800 - Service manual > Important Change both pads even if just one of them is worn

Change the brake pads as follows. Remove the snap ring (7) from the pad retaining pin. Force the calliper pistons back into their seats by forcing the old brake pads apart.

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