Bike won't start

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  1. m3m750

    m3m750 Kickin' it old school

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    I have a Ducati Monster 750 that I haven't ridden in a couple of months. Was going to take it out Sunday, but it wouldn't start. Battery seems ok, but when I push the starter button, nothing happens. Couldn't pop start it either, so I'm thinking maybe a problem with the kill switch. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    Even if the kill switch were shorted, it should still turn over when you hit start. The kill switch just cuts the spark.

    Have you pulled/cleaned the plugs, and changed the oil & gas??
     
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    Kriddaw More than meets the eye.

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    If it doesn't turn over, maybe it's the starter.
     
  4. AMan

    AMan ???????????

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    Wouldn't it turn over if the plugs, oil and gas were bad?
    :confused:
     
  5. m3m750

    m3m750 Kickin' it old school

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    If the kill switch is flipped (or the kickstand down) it won't turn over when I press the starter button, just like it's doing now. I started just fine about 2 months ago, and I haven't touched it since. Thanks for the input.
     
  6. oakie

    oakie my ninja.

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    kill switch kills starter power on most modern bikes.
     
  7. AMan

    AMan ???????????

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    I didn't know that. My yamaha and honda always turn over but don't start.
     

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