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Ducati monster 696
When I turn the key to on position a clicking starts and the lights and dash turn on for about 2 seconds then turns off, and repeats. Nothing else. Kind of annoyed. Send help!
 

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Almost guaranteed it's a bad/weak battery, IMO.

Other possible causes for those symptoms could be a bad starter relay, but I'd try the following (in order):

Charge your battery with a good quality charger.
Try a new, fully charged battery from a reputable brand. (not just the cheapest thing you can find at Auto Value)
If that doesn't work, try a known good battery from a friend's bike (if possible) because sometimes new batteries are defective.
 

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Battery or loose battery cable.
 

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If it turns off after a few seconds, I'd look at an intermittent or bad ground to the battery or starter relay.
 
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