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Hey everyone,

The other day I had a pretty unnerving experience with my 620ie. After riding to class, I attempted to shut the bike off as usual, but when I turned the key to the "Off" position, the engine continued to run (albeit roughly). It sort of sounded as if it was trying to start itself continuously. I tried the engine kill switch, but still nothing. If I turned the key to the "ON" position with the engine kill switch in the run position, the engine started up without pressing the starter button. I ran the engine for a bit longer and tried to shut it off again, but the same thing happened. I even took the key out, but the bike continued to run/try to start itself. I put the bike in gear with the stand down to see if that would kill the engine, but that did not work either. Eventually it stopped after I tried to get the engine to stall in gear, but it was not immediate. Any ideas as to what this could be? I rode the bike home after class and it shut off fine then, but it took a long time to start it and it ran really rough for the first few minutes. I'm just concerned that this could be something serious and need to know if I should take the bike into the dealer (pretty inconvenient for me). The bike is really new (bought it in August) and only has about 170 miles on it. Thanks,

Pani
 
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oh man, your engine is shot. take it back ASAP and demanbd a new bike !!! I heard exploding engines and gast tanks like that.
 

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That could have been dieseling. Compression ignition of light-off from hotspots. Usually it happens in older gas engines with significant flywheels and carbon buildup, but it could also happen in a hot high compression engine with low octane fuel.

Have you been hearing any knocking or pinging from the engine, particularly from stop, when the engine's hot?

If you're running regular, go up one grade.

And if you really want that engine to stop, pull in the clutch, put the bike in third, put the front and back brakes on and dump it.

-Don
 

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Actually it sounds as though your Starter Rely has "locked" itself in the closed position, meaning it continues to crank the engine even if you are not pushing the starter button. Disconnect the battery and take it to the dealer for a fix
 

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i had something similar happen with bad starter solenoid #3 (or was it 4?). i would take it in to the dealer..
 

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if it continues to crank - probably soleniod
if it continues to run with key off and kill switch in use - main relay. pull the relay, the bike should shut off. anyway, it is very new and under warranty, so get it back to the dealer!
 

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I got rid of my 620. Got a 900 and the problem is gone ;)
Seriously, I really feel the immobilizer system Ducati started putting on the new bikes is inherently plagued with problems. My dealer never found the problem, instead he just replaced the entire instrument cluster. The problem still persisted, so I got a 900 instead. The 900 runs perfect. Good luck. I think you have an electrical gremlin you'll never find.
 

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since your baby is so new, bring it to the deala and get that piece of rizo my snizo replaced. Tell them that since the bike is so new and you are a little pissed with the problem and Ducati (even though you are not ;D) that you want in fixed asap. With 170 miles on it, the baby should be running smooooooth.
 
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