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I have a 2008 1098 and it will not start. I spent the past 2 hours reading every single "Will Not Start" thread on this and the 3 other major Ducati forums and have tried all of the posted recommendations and still nothing.

I turn the key and everything starts up fine, then I hit the starter button and the engine turns over fine but just never actually fires up.

The fuel tank is full, the battery is fully charged and has spent the past 48 hours on a Battery Tender with a solid green light meaning it's completely charged, yes i'm holding the clutch in and the bike is in neutral, and yes I have ensured that the kill switch is off.

I also just bought a new '08 Monster S2R1000 and had both the Monster and 1098 keys on the same keychain, could this have some how fucked up the immobilizer or fucked up the chip inside my 1098 key which is why the bike turns on and cranks over perfectly but just won't fire up? I didn't even think of this until just now

Never had a single issue with the bike, never stalled, nothing. This is the first problem i've ever had and the only thing that's changed between right now and since I first bought it was adding the Monster key to my keychain. Also, the bike spent all night outside in the rain and it started up fine that night but the next morning after it stopped raining was when the problems started.

Any ideas?

The weather is unusually perfect right now and I really want to ride!
 

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I'm going to go try and start it with my spare key that was never near the Monster key and see if it works, i'll report back in a few...
 

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Yes, the immobilizer light goes out.

Tried the spare key, same exact thing so it's definitely not the immobilizer.
 

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Weird. Check all the fuses. If the CEL isn't coming on, it's probably not electrical (IE Coil, injector, sensor, etc). Make sure you can hear the fuel pump cycling when you turn it on. If all else fails, honda cbr1000 rr...
 

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Accord said:
and yes I have ensured that the kill switch is off.
By off, you mean thumbed down? To run? Just making sure. You've got me stumped.

You try putting the kickstand up and starting it? In gear, out of gear. Nothing stuck up your tail pipes? No access to the bike from vandals? You can see/hear gas in the tank? Double check your plug/coil wires are all secure.

Haven't serviced/washed/fucked with the bike lately have you?
 

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If none of the above works, try positive verbal encouragement. I hear ducati's like that.

And otherwise, if none else works, make sure the plugs aren't fouled. If you've been cranking for days, this is a valid possibility.
 

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Hi,

I had the same thing, it turned out the fuse on my third party alarm had blown, thus immobilising the bike.

Check your fuses...

or

Try bypassing the immobiliser by inputting your card key code.

Jamie



Accord said:
I have a 2008 1098 and it will not start. I spent the past 2 hours reading every single "Will Not Start" thread on this and the 3 other major Ducati forums and have tried all of the posted recommendations and still nothing.

I turn the key and everything starts up fine, then I hit the starter button and the engine turns over fine but just never actually fires up.

The fuel tank is full, the battery is fully charged and has spent the past 48 hours on a Battery Tender with a solid green light meaning it's completely charged, yes i'm holding the clutch in and the bike is in neutral, and yes I have ensured that the kill switch is off.

I also just bought a new '08 Monster S2R1000 and had both the Monster and 1098 keys on the same keychain, could this have some how fucked up the immobilizer or fucked up the chip inside my 1098 key which is why the bike turns on and cranks over perfectly but just won't fire up? I didn't even think of this until just now

Never had a single issue with the bike, never stalled, nothing. This is the first problem i've ever had and the only thing that's changed between right now and since I first bought it was adding the Monster key to my keychain. Also, the bike spent all night outside in the rain and it started up fine that night but the next morning after it stopped raining was when the problems started.

Any ideas?

The weather is unusually perfect right now and I really want to ride!
 

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My bike had a similar problem when I was messing with electrical for the Valentine One. There's a wiring harness connector above and to the rear of the battery that had a poor connection. You should be able to hear the fuel pump pressurizing the system when the key is first turned on. Can you hear it? If you weren't sure and want to power cycle the key additional times, the key needs to be off for at least ten seconds in-between attempts.
 

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If it turns on when you give it a little gas and after a few attempts the timing is off that is what mine was doing and I took it over to my dealer and warranty fixed her right up.
 

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Reading is fundamental...

von1098 said:
Make sure the bike is in neutral and give it another try. It's ok even the best of us make that mistake. lol
Accord said:
yes i'm holding the clutch in and the bike is in neutral, and yes I have ensured that the kill switch is off.
I think he's ruled out the bleeding obvious...
 

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Had the bike shipped to my dealer and it got there yesterday. They were able to get it started but when it did fire up it was only running on one cylinder. My dealer is awesome and to make a long story short the bike is now back in perfect working condition as if it was brand new and I should hopefully have it shipped back to me by the end of the week.
 
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