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Sep 11th 2018, 12:42 PM   #1
  Sep 2018

Help a newbie out

Hey guys! brand new to this forum

2005 Ducati Multistrada 1000 SDS

Bike has always run great. Always been reliable. I went for a ride last week with some friends bike ran great until I parked it for a few hours and tried to start it.

I have no power or lights on the dash. The gauges don't sweep and I see no lights at all. Starter doesn't crank when I hit the button I have no electrical action going on at all- EXCEPT for the fuel pump. The pump primes fine, so this tells me the pump is getting power some how.

The dash stopped reading my speed a year ago. There is no damage to the wheel speed sensor so I wonder if the dash has gone bad and somehow won't let the bike start? idk.

Thanks for any help guys
Sep 11th 2018, 12:53 PM   #2
 Pavement Tested's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750, '17 KTM 690 Duke
Dollars to doughnuts says your battery is kaput.

How old is the battery?
Sep 11th 2018, 01:14 PM   #3
 chadams66's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
Originally Posted by Pavement Tested
Dollars to doughnuts says your battery is kaput.

How old is the battery?
battery and quite likely the stator and/or R/R...time to get a mulitmeter out and do some is your friend...
Sep 11th 2018, 02:13 PM   #4
 unicykle's Avatar
  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
You can always throw a quick charge on the battery and see if its “all better” then check and make sure its charging.
Sep 11th 2018, 02:18 PM   #5
 Nathan's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  space needle

is it an agm battery that came with the bike? It's now 13yrs old and they generally last @9yrs.
Sep 12th 2018, 01:00 AM   #6
 Andonon's Avatar
  Jul 2018
  Mill Creek

  06 SV650S
You left your lights on. The fuel pump is your imagination. Newb mistake.

Edited by Andonon on Sep 12th 2018 at 01:02 AM
Sep 12th 2018, 07:36 AM   #7
  Sep 2018

Forgot to mention, I plugged a battery tender into it for about 8 hours to see if I could wake it up and got nothing. Still no lights but I get fuel pump noise. Battery is my first course of action as soon as I find out how take off the fancy fairings
Sep 12th 2018, 09:30 AM   #8
 MikeMikeMike's Avatar
  Feb 2016

Engine ground


Sep 12th 2018, 09:53 AM   #9
 MarvTravis's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Kawasaki ZX-14
It could be as simple as a marginal electrical connection at the battery or at the battery ground connection point. Disconnect, clean and then tighten these three connections. If that doesn't resolve the problem, temporarily use jumper cables to connect a known good battery across your bike battery. If that doesn't work, it's probably a failed battery.
Sep 12th 2018, 10:15 AM   #10
 Andonon's Avatar
  Jul 2018
  Mill Creek

  06 SV650S
Could be the failure of the insulators and surge protectors. Just like the product I work with, Starfleet Issue Protective Isolators would have a maximum rating.

During combat, lets face it... both sides are slinging massive amounts of power around trying to make the opposing side explode. Eventually one or more isolators are going to be overwhelmed and an arc is going to jump between the power-carrying components of the ship and the frame... and all that power has to go somewhere.

Sometimes it dissipates harmlessly, other times it causes things to fail catastrophically. Frankly given the power levels we are talking about I'm surprised there aren't more internal explosions.

I guess what I’m saying is it must have been hit with a phaser on stun.
Sep 12th 2018, 12:27 PM   #11
  Sep 2018

Hmmm well of course the bike is way across town so it will take awhile to tear into it.

Thanks for the input guys I really appreciate it
Sep 12th 2018, 02:26 PM   #12
 Riki5156's Avatar
  Jun 2018
  LaCenter Washington

  83 Suzuki GS 1100E
Stand at ease number two

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