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Hey guys.

Yesterday I was riding my beloved bike (Ducati Streetfighter S 2012) and suddenly the engine stopped running. I thought it was just a glitch but when I turned the key back and forth to the first position the lights on the dashboard started flickering randomly on and off without showing any information on the screen, the front headlight also were flickering and the ignition button was dead. I also realized there was no whining noise from the fuel pump, instead there was a persistent clicking noise coming under the seat.

I first checked the battery connectors, thinking that perhaps a connector had come loose but it was fine, then I took the seat off and made a visual inspection over rest of the wiring, I wiggled the connectors but I had the same result. I learnt though that the clicking noise was coming from the middle relay (there are three), I took it off but I couldn’t see any abnormality on it, I switched them over but no luck.

Although the battery is brand new I’m taking it to the shop to recharge it and then I’ll try again.

Has anyone had a similar problem? Could it be the battery? If so, why would it lose charge if the alternator is supposed to recharge it when the engine is running? Or any other connector that could have come loose? Or something got fried? I have no clue :(

I would really appreciate any advise or opinion to solve this.
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I am far from being a specialist, but is the battery Lithium Ion? I had trouble with Li-ion battery, it has a knack of going out without much warning. If yours is Li-ion battery it would be the best place to start.
 

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Check your grounds also, corrosion on grounds is a pretty common problem on these bikes causing power issues.
 

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I would hope that this is an electrical or charging system issue. Check for pinched wires or anywhere you've cut into the wiring for a tail tidy or turn signals. However, from the symptoms you've described it sounds like you may have a failing gauge cluster.


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I am far from being a specialist, but is the battery Lithium Ion? I had trouble with Li-ion battery, it has a knack of going out without much warning. If yours is Li-ion battery it would be the best place to start.
Oh that interesting. This one is just a regular battery :/ as soon as I double check the voltage I'll get back with more information.
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I would check your starter relay to see if it is what is clicking. I don't know if Ducati's have this issue but the 4 pin connector on MV's can become oxidized, overheat, and cause all sorts of electrical oddities.
 

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Just got back from the KTM superduke forum, topic dead bike , no start. 3 long paragraphs followed by lots of suggested fixes. Next day problem solved, kill switch in off position.
 

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Hey guys.

Yesterday I was riding my beloved bike (Ducati Streetfighter S 2012) and suddenly the engine stopped running. I thought it was just a glitch but when I turned the key back and forth to the first position the lights on the dashboard started flickering randomly on and off without showing any information on the screen, the front headlight also were flickering and the ignition button was dead. I also realized there was no whining noise from the fuel pump, instead there was a persistent clicking noise coming under the seat.

I first checked the battery connectors, thinking that perhaps a connector had come loose but it was fine, then I took the seat off and made a visual inspection over rest of the wiring, I wiggled the connectors but I had the same result. I learnt though that the clicking noise was coming from the middle relay (there are three), I took it off but I couldn’t see any abnormality on it, I switched them over but no luck.

Although the battery is brand new I’m taking it to the shop to recharge it and then I’ll try again.

Has anyone had a similar problem? Could it be the battery? If so, why would it lose charge if the alternator is supposed to recharge it when the engine is running? Or any other connector that could have come loose? Or something got fried? I have no clue :(

I would really appreciate any advise or opinion to solve this.
Thanks
My 2012 1198 SF just did this in the garage. What was your fix???
 

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My guess on this is the Stator or RR went south and the after the battery lost enough voltage, the bike quit. Would love to know what the fix was though....
 
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