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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-09-2015, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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996 electrical problem

A friend of mine is dropping off his 996 for me to fix. It has power to lights, etc, but nothing happens when you hit the starter. I'm guessing it's just the clutch cut out switch but are there any other known problems that would manifest in this way?

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I would be checking for crisped connections behind the battery first. Ducati are notorious for bad connections and fried connectors.

Relays etc

Make sure battery is fully charged etc.
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The connection to the starter is often rotted. The cover holds water. Some people drill a hole in the cap and coat the connection with grease.
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Sounds like a bad starter solenoid.


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Thanks all. It's arriving tonight. Hopefully, I'll report back tomorrow.

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Thanks for your help. All the connections looked good. There is no clutch or side stand switch on this bike. I tested the solenoid and starter relay off the bike by hooking them up directly to a battery. After some sparking and loud clicking (note to self: make good connectors with probes and clamps for this sort of work) they both tested fine. I put everything back together and it started right up. A friend who spent a long time as a professional motorcycle mechanic thinks the solenoid or relay was stuck and I kicked it back into working order (he also said a hammer would have worked. Now he tells me).

One more question. My friend wants to sell the bike. It's a low mileage example with a lot of expensive extras (Ohlins front and back just to start -- the original front end was on my 900SS). Any suggestions on where to post it other than the usual, here, ebay, craigslist?

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Sell

Ducati.ms is the best spot to sell it. Craiglist for Local. E-Bay only if it is super rare and expensive.

If you want to make money on it part it out on E-Bay.
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