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I have a ride coming to pick me and the bike up. Abilene ran fine all day. About 2 miles before I stopped to get gas it acted like it missed a couple of times. After filling up, I turned the key on and the display went crazy. The temp showing 32c. the idiot lights flickering, and the engine light on. So, is there anything I can check before taking it to the dealer ? This is an 03s. When I turn the key on the idiot lights flicker almost like I have a bad connection somewhere, HELP
 

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About every 4th try, the bike cycles and the display is normal, but when I push the starter there is a click an all goes blank, then the fuel and engine light, lights up

Now for the first time it turned over but did not start. Battery?
 

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Yep, check the battery's voltage. Had a similar problem. I thought my battery was bad but I cleaned the corrosion around the terminals and applied a battery grease so it doesn't attract the dirt / corrosion. Dielectric grease I think is it's name. $1.75 @ O'Rielly's
 

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Good news ! !! !

Got the bike back home, took the battery out, tested it and it was indeed a bad battery. Terminals and all were clean. PO said the battery was less than a year old, and it looked it. But it was an off brand name AGM battery. So must have had a cell go bad or something

As noted in my other posts since i got this bike I thought is was dragging more than it should as well as sometimes just would not start until cycling the key 2-3 times.

So I have gone on and ordered a Shorai Lithium extreme LFX18A1. I understand about cold issues but how are these batteries in hot enviorments?

It gets damn hot down here in MS, and this battery is located next to the engine.

I have always been a fan of the Odessey batteries but cant find one to fit this bike.

Is this suitable for my application? Thanks and appreciate it
 

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Since you ordered a new battery, it's too late to make a suggestion. However, I don't think you should be concerned about a lithium battery in terms of where it's placed in the Ducati and your temp. It's hot here in So Cal as well and my Antigravity lithium's have worked great for the last 2 years.
 

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I share the same opinion with a local Ducati shop owner when it comes to light weight batteries.
I was deciding to pick up a Shorai or an Odessey way back when but I wasn't concerned too much about weight (since I wasn't going to track the bike), the Yuasa battery suited mine just fine after I cleaned the terminals it hasn't given me any problems.
There was a 749R in the local shop here that had similar problems and had gone thru 2 batteries.
It turned out to be wiring harness issue and was later replaced and hadn't had any problems since. That's to say I didn't see the bike after that replacement.
I'm about 5 minutes from the ocean and get pretty cold / foggy in the mornings but warmer during the afternoons. I ride to work in the valley and it gets pretty hot during the summer and I've had no problems with the Yuasa.
Mississippi is pretty humid even throughout the winter I think. But even with that, I don't think the temperature plays too much of a difference but I could be wrong.
 
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