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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-03-2019, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Dash dies when pushing start in cold weather

I have had this issue for several years on my 2010 Monster 696. If it is cold out, below 40F or so, and it's been sitting for a while, the bike won't start on the first push of the start button. The engine starts to turn for a second, then it dies and the dash gets scrambled then blank. Then on the next push of the start button, it starts up every time. It's annoying because it resets my clock every time. I always have it on a battery tender. I even replaced the battery and still does the same thing. Talked to my Ducati dealer and they never heard of the issue. Maybe my starter is drawing too much current when cold and that initial start for 1 second loosens it up a bit?

2010 Monster 696, 1981 Yamaha DT175, 1979 Yamaha XT500
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