Ducati Sporting Club
Home Calendar Gallery Membership Online Shop DSC Blogs Extras
Go Back   Ducati Sporting Club > Model Specific - Discussion, Technical Problems and Help > STs
Reload this Page non starter weirdness
Forum Home Register FAQ Search Forum Recent Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-Jan-2012, 09:07 PM
sshazbat sshazbat is offline
Registered Forum User
 
Posts: 3
Join Date: Jan 2012
non starter weirdness

I went for the first ride in a couple of weeks this morning, the bike struggled to start which I put down to a low battery charge. after 20 miles I filled up and it struggled to start again then later not at all.
The last time I got any life out of the starter it turned over a few times then gave up, I heard a whirring electrical noise and the Tachometer went to full scale deflection then back to zero (the engine did not turn over).
The green flag guy put his battery booser on it to no effect, once home I shorted the solenoid terminals the starter worked but there wasn't enough juice left in the battery to start the engine.
The pump always primed and one solenoid under the seat clicked.

Its obvious to me the problem is with the starter solenoid/connections but the FSD on the tachometer has me baffled as to what that indicates - any ideas?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-Jan-2012, 09:09 PM
dunlop0_1's Avatar
dunlop0_1 dunlop0_1 is offline
Registered Forum User
Big Twin
 
Posts: 1,564
Join Date: May 2009
What bike?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-Jan-2012, 09:15 PM
sshazbat sshazbat is offline
Registered Forum User
 
Posts: 3
Join Date: Jan 2012
Haha yes that would help I suppose,

its a 2000 ST2.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-Jan-2012, 10:00 PM
skidlids's Avatar
DSC Region Organiser skidlids skidlids is offline
MotoGP God
 
Posts: 18,165
Join Date: Apr 2002
Mood: Its ONLY a Bike Club
I should think trying to start it pulled the Volts so low that the Tacho lost its reference
Starter Solinoids are often the problem as the busbar and its contacts erode with use. But occasionally it can be the Brushes or the commutator with in the starter motor


Checkout the Desmo Due Paddock on Facebook
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-Jan-2012, 03:39 PM
michel couque michel couque is offline
Registered Forum User
Bikes: ST4S abs
 
Posts: 5
Join Date: Jan 2011
Mood: calm,cheerfull,determined
or is the battery just past it,what voltage is registering,if it is way to low it simply will not recharge.
Reply With Quote
Reply
  
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Postbit Selector
Switch to Vertical postbit Use Vertical Postbit

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Recent Posts - Contact Us - DSC Home - Archive - Top
Powered by vBulletin 3.5.4 - Copyright © 2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. - © Ducati Sporting Club - All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:33 PM.