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The Red Baron's Ultimate Ducati Desmo Manual: Belt-Driven Camshafts L-Twins 1979 to 2017
 

Introduction
1. The workshop
2. Fairing removal (in preparation)

FIRST PART: MAINTENANCE
1. Engine oil & filter replacement. Cleaning the mesh oil filter
2. Spark plugs replacement
3. Timing maintenance: Setting
4. Timing belts replacement and tensioning on “desmodue” (2V) and “desmotre” engines (3V)
5. Timing belts replacement and tensioning on “desmoquattro” engines (1st gen. 4V)
6. Timing belts replacement and tensioning on “testastretta” and “testastretta evoluzione” engines (2nd gen. 4V)
7. Valve clearance adjustment. Introduction.
8. Valve clearance adjustment on “desmodue” (2V) and “desmotre” (3V) engines
9. Valve clearance adjustment on “desmoquattro” engines (1st gen. 4V)
10. Valve clearance adjustment on “testastretta” and “testastretta evoluzione” engines (2nd gen. 4V)
11. Clutch discs&housing replacement
12. Coolant replacement
13. Final transmission replacement
14. How brakes&hydraulic clucht work
15. Brake pads replacement
16. Brake fluid replacement and air bleeding
17. Brake&clutch master cylinder overhaul
18. “Showa” front fork overhaul
19. “Öhlins” front fork overhaul

SECOND PART: ENGINE
1. Theoretical engine concepts
2. Taking the engine apart
3. Engine reassembly
4. Taking apart and reassembly of 2&3V “desmodue” and “desmotre” heads
5. Taking apart and reassembly of (1st gen.) 4V “desmoquattro” heads
6. Taking apart and reassembly of (2nd gen.) 4V “testastretta” and “testastretta evoluzione” heads
7. Engine carbon build up removal
8. Metrology
9. Crankshaft&conrods overhaul
10. Crankcase bearings&seals replacement
11. Valve lapping
12. Valve guide replacement
13. Engine settings&adjustments

THIRD PART: ELECTRONIC INJECTION&EMS (in preparation)
1. Electronic injection
2. Throttle body adjustment (non-linear TPS)
3. Throttle body adjustment (linear TPS)
4. Diagnostic software

 

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