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So, yesterday I experienced my first dead battery after leaving my parking lights on all day, rode her home after a jump start trying to charge the battery , parked on the street and I think everything is cool.

Fire her up this morning, starter engages, bike starts, riding around and everything is cool, except when I try to turn the bike off!!

The bike will not stop running! Kill switch, no good. Turning key to the off position, no good. I can hear the starter continually whirring in these two positions. I think the bike is off and wham, the starter engages by itself, lurches the bike forward and I hang on and get her to settle down by engaging the clutch. Finally, I put the kick stand down and she shuts down.

What is going on here?
 

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the starter continuing to run is probably a sticking solenoid. was the bike actually running with the kill switch and ignition off, or was it just the starter turning?
 

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You made her mad by leaving the parking lights on all day!! Didn't someone have a similar problem, a while back, with thier starter? Or was that just the starter kept running , but the bike didn't start on it's own?
At least the safety switch on the kickstand worked!!Let us know when you find out what the problem is??? and be careful, don't go lurching out into traffic!!!
 
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The bike was actually running, or attempting to run, starter whirring and engaging the engine, or at least trying to.

It is parked in the garage right now and I am going to make sure it is in neutral, so it doesn't mysteriously come alive again.

How mcuh trouble is a solenoid to replace?
 
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If the solenoid is the same thing as the starter relay then it's really really easy. It's basically a plug, remove it and insert a new one. Right under the seat, very accessable. I had mine go bad earlier this week, but I didn't have the lurching problems you are indicating ??? That sounds really wacky.
 

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You might have cooked some electrics when you boosted it (or did you push start it??). Usually cooked electrics will result in not running at all... So I am at a loss!
 
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if the starter solenoid is still good... disassemble and inspect the starter switch. i had a similar issue with a new oem replacement switch... piss poor solder job was shorting the switch out across the contacts.... cleaned up the excess solder, eliminated the short, and not a problem since. usually i'd be disappointed if a new part failed... but it's sold by ducati so i've come to expect it.
 
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