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Old May 5th 2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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Cold starts - crank too long?

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I just got my Panigale S yesterday.
Something I noticed when starting the bike today morning - I had to crank it quite a bit to get it going. ~10 seconds of holding the starter with intermittent throttle didn't do it. a few seconds of pause and tried again - and probably took another 5 seconds or so to get it going. Once it starts though, no idling problems etc. Is this normal? I shouldn't think so - with Fuel injected engines...
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Old May 5th 2013, 10:02 PM   #2
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Nope.
A cold start on mine is (and always has been) a one second affair or so..
And that's 10,000klm of cold starts in my case...

10 seconds is definitely unusual.

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Old May 5th 2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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Ducati superbikes always seem to take forever to start compared to most other bikes I have ridden.

My pani S took a bit longer after I first got it and it even stalled out once during idle. Now that I have some miles on it I have had no more stalling issues and it starts up relatively easily for a ducati.

Make sure you keep the battery on a tender.....I think these bikes need all the juice they can muster to start.
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Old May 5th 2013, 10:19 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by joshinthecity View Post
Nope.
A cold start on mine is (and always has been) a one second affair or so..
And that's 10,000klm of cold starts in my case...

10 seconds is definitely unusual.

J.
I've shot an email to my sales rep - let see what he says..

Originally Posted by gnance View Post
Ducati superbikes always seem to take forever to start compared to most other bikes I have ridden.

My pani S took a bit longer after I first got it and it even stalled out once during idle. Now that I have some miles on it I have had no more stalling issues and it starts up relatively easily for a ducati.

Make sure you keep the battery on a tender.....I think these bikes need all the juice they can muster to start.
A tender for even 1-2 days of no-use?
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Old May 5th 2013, 10:37 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by stellarhopper View Post
Thanks for the quick replies!



I've shot an email to my sales rep - let see what he says..



A tender for even 1-2 days of no-use?
I keep mine on a tender whenever I am not riding. Haven't found out if it will cause issues on the pani, but on my old 1198 a few times I wouldn't start simply cause the battery wouldn't hold the charge for long. Must have had some parasitic drain somewhere. I'd keep it on a tender and compare and see if it fires up any quicker.
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Old May 6th 2013, 05:48 AM   #6
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I will let it crank for about 3 seconds, stop for a couple seconds, then crank again and it fires. There are a lot of reasons it could take so long but I just go with it.... quirky barely begins to describe the duc.
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Not unusual for me to have to crank it what seems like a long time. I have never timed it, but 5 seconds is probably pretty normal, and I have had it take longer.
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Old May 6th 2013, 03:56 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by joshinthecity View Post
Nope.
A cold start on mine is (and always has been) a one second affair or so..
And that's 10,000klm of cold starts in my case...

10 seconds is definitely unusual.

J.
The tender is a good point. I probably should have mentioned that. If I'm not riding the next day, it goes on the tender, yeah.
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Originally Posted by stellarhopper View Post
Hi all,

I just got my Panigale S yesterday.
Something I noticed when starting the bike today morning - I had to crank it quite a bit to get it going. ~10 seconds of holding the starter with intermittent throttle didn't do it. a few seconds of pause and tried again - and probably took another 5 seconds or so to get it going. Once it starts though, no idling problems etc. Is this normal? I shouldn't think so - with Fuel injected engines...
From your note am I right in thinking you are moving the throttle whilst trying to start it??
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Old May 6th 2013, 04:33 PM   #10
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The first three times I started my R were really difficult (very similar to what you describe). Since then, it's always started fairly easily. Bike was delivered with 3km on the OD and the charcoal canister was removed by the dealer before delivery.
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