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Posted: 03 April 2011 at 15:27 | IP Logged Quote pjd30

Decided to fire up the 996 yesteray to give the engine and run for a few minutes.

Bike hasnt been fired up for about 2 months now.

Charged up the battery,turned the key on,hit the starter button,bike fired up fine.

When I hit the kill switch,the engine stopped,but the bike still kept cranking over.Even when I turned off the igniton key,the bike was still cranking over and over.

Had to dissconnect the battery to stop it from cranking.

All the fuses seem to be fine,any ideas what the problem might be?

Could it be something like a fcuked starter relay or something more serious??

I know theres some experienced bikers on here,so any ideas,before I start to pull the 996 to bits.Has anyone had a problem like this before on their bike??

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Pic of where the battery is located on my 996.







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Posted: 03 April 2011 at 18:44 | IP Logged Quote Artermis

I would guess the starter solenoid is stuck. give it a strip down, clean and grease up see if that helps.

also check the relays.

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Posted: 03 April 2011 at 19:33 | IP Logged Quote pjd30

Now theres nothing,tired to start the bike again,it cranked for a seciond,then a little hiss noise and then silence,nothing dead.

Every thing else on the bike is working (lights,horn etc).

When I go to press the start button theres a little click type noise down around the battery area.

The main 40A fuse is ok as is all the other fuses,and theres some relays there too (1 of the is for the starter motor),but I dont know how to test the relays to see if they are ok or fried.

So I think I have either fried the starter relay,fried the starter motor or fried both?


What would the click noise be from,when I press the start button??

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Posted: 03 April 2011 at 20:19 | IP Logged Quote Prizam

The noises could be from anything.

Get her down to a duke dealership is the only way....

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Posted: 03 April 2011 at 20:25 | IP Logged Quote Prizam

Alternitivley... Take a video of it.

Could be relay, motor, solenoid making the clicking noises.

the big question... from what you have been saying is...


Did the engine start and then the starter motor carry on spinning? Then you used the kill switch and it then cranked the engine on the starter motor?

This... in theory is possible, the kill switch just does the ignition.

But if you say you then took the keys out / ignition off and it still continued to crank then you have WAY bigger problems.

The only way it could continue to crank with the keys out / ignition off is if the wiring loom was buggered. If this is the case then i would expect a part of the loom has rubbed its way through and shorted out on the frame or something.

1. confirm your / my story above
2. get a video
3. I can give you a few tests to narrow things down, but unless its a plug and play relay / fuse it will get complicated.

tracking down electrical problems on a bike is always complex.

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Posted: 03 April 2011 at 23:21 | IP Logged Quote pjd30

Problem solved,small bit of grit/crud down in the plastic connecter and on the metal pin on the starter relay itself(round relay down by side of battery tray).

Quick clean out with a toothbrush and some WD40 and its fine again.

Bike fired straight back into life on the button.

Starter relay looks past its sell by date,so Im gonna get a new 1 during the week and fit it.

Nothing like the sound of a Ducati ticking over and revving a bit,on a Sunday night.Dont think the neighbours are too impressed though.


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Posted: 03 April 2011 at 23:49 | IP Logged Quote Prizam

Ducati sound crap on idle or revving out of gear. i cant get over that bloody dry clutch rattle!

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Just bought this one in India. What do you all think?

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Posted: 04 April 2011 at 22:16 | IP Logged Quote pjd30

The problem was this part,starter solenoid relay.

It was crudded up with dirt and dust and 1 of the metal connecter pins was slightly bent out of place.Also a small bit of crud inside the plastic connecters too.

All sorted now.

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156slave wrote:
Just bought this one in India. What do you all think?

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Don't get it. What are you on about? Pat is taking about a Ducati 996 so why post a link to a picture of an old Honda?

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