Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Nimbin, NSW, Australia
My belt isn't exposed, so can't say if cam belt twitches, and your noise sounds a bit louder.. but yes, seems to come from alongside the battery.
Terminals were tight.
My car dyno guy said "solenoid or starter motor failing", because, he says, it should start with 12.94v. He suggested I use my multimeter to check the current draw when I start it. I told him the noise seems to come from alongside the battery, and he asked if my bike had a remote solenoid. He also said could have a dud cell.
EDIT - It does have a remote solenoid. Part no. 39740031B
Ducati mechanic says more likely battery, maybe a crook cell. Not often the solenoid. Also said it was unlikely to be the starter motor because the rapid clicking is the solenoid not getting enough juice to kick in properly.
Tomorrow, will take the 50 minute ride over to see them, test the battery, and depending on the result, buy what's necessary. At this dealer battery $AU160 and starter solenoid $AU141.60.
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Last edited by alancsalt; 09-24-2018 at 02:28 AM.