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Does the tach have to be connected for the bike to start? I picked it up at auction and the tach is missing. All lights work, blinkers, horn etc. Neutral light lights. Fuel pump primes, pressurizes, then shuts off. 40amp fuse good, all other fuses good.

The engine won't turn over. It is like the emergency shut off switch is engaged, or the side stand switch. In gear, out of gear, clutch in clutch out, side stand down, side stand up makes no difference. Nothing. Took the old battery out put a new one in, still nothing.

The only electrical connections not connected are the white plug for the tach and the plug under the fairing for the rear lights. Wires to battery are clean and tight, wires to starter solenoid are clean and tight.

Any ideas?
 
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did you pick it up @ copart ? i think i have seen that bike .
any way if the bike was laying on the side for long time . its possible that you have some oil on top of the piston . you need to take of the spark plugs and turn the engine manually to let all the oil out ... i had the same problem with a rollover car ...
 

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I can put the engine in gear and push it and the pistons move up and down. The problem is the starter wont spin the engine. I can't hear the starter engage, or click. It is as if there is no voltage there. (I'll have to check with a multi meter)

The bike may have come from copart, I don't know, I used a bidding service. Probably not too many crashed Bostroms around.
 
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take that bike a part and look for anything that look out of place . if some body did a insurance job to the bike they probably did something to make it total ..
 

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take that bike a part and look for anything that look out of place . if some body did a insurance job to the bike they probably did something to make it total ..
I think it was totaled because with the exception of the belly pan, every other panel was damaged, the dank is dented, the right rear set is bent, the shift lever is bent. the right clip on and fairing support broke and the tach is gone.
 

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Check the relays next to the battery. What happens if you jump with hot leads straight to the starter motor?

Secondly, can you see damage to the ECU (the ECU sits next to the battery)

You mention damage to the right side of the bike.... the bike may have a damaged ECU.

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Problem solved. Bike runs.

I when I removed the solenoid and went directly to the starter the bike turned over but would not start. Further investigation revealed the side stand cut out switch was damaged. I by passed the switch and it fired right up.
 

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Problem solved. Bike runs.

I when I removed the solenoid and went directly to the starter the bike turned over but would not start. Further investigation revealed the side stand cut out switch was damaged. I by passed the switch and it fired right up.


That's awesome! Easy fix :)
 

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Like an idiot, I will probably keep it.

Did you know that the foot rest part of the rear set is the exact same piece MV Agusta uses on the early F4 and Brutales? The part the bolts to the frame is different. Another problem fixed.

Anyone have a tach for sale? And a shift lever? Not the linkage, just the lever.
 

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We want to see pictures!
Oh, my. It is pretty scratched up. The side panels, belly pan, and under tray are all CF. The Belly pan is perfect, the side panels are rough as is the rear fairing. Seat is perfect, gas tank is caved in on top like someone was using it for stunting. The front fairing is ok, a little scuffed, but the windscreen is gone.

Is it possible to buy the decals for it?

I wish I knew who owned it. It is USA number 27.
 

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Glad it was an easy fix in the end

Get hold of the parts manual specific to these bikes. The decals can be ordered individually directly from Ducati through your local dealer

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Like an idiot, I will probably keep it.

Did you know that the foot rest part of the rear set is the exact same piece MV Agusta uses on the early F4 and Brutales? The part the bolts to the frame is different. Another problem fixed.

Anyone have a tach for sale? And a shift lever? Not the linkage, just the lever.
Try Motoconsult in Mansfield, CT. (860-465-8146) www.motoconsult.net They are Ducati specialists.
 

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Like an idiot, I will probably keep it.

Did you know that the foot rest part of the rear set is the exact same piece MV Agusta uses on the early F4 and Brutales? The part the bolts to the frame is different. Another problem fixed.

Anyone have a tach for sale? And a shift lever? Not the linkage, just the lever.
I have an aftermarket lever. It's actually part of a linkage set up. I took it all off and put a reverse lever on it. Shoot me a PM if you want it and when I get home I'll take a pic and send it off to you to make sure it will work.
 
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