1199 doesnt start, need help!!

Dec 2012
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Chicago
So I seem to have an issue with my panigale. Long story short - I took to bike out to the store for a few mins and right after I got back - the bike wouldn't crank. It just made a clicking sound but no cranking of the motor. At first I thought it might be the battery (had to get it towed home not fun). After I got home I charging the battery but had the same issue. I just have a clicking sound.

Can someone help me troubleshoot it? The bike has no errors.

I'm thinking it's the relay or something electrical. I have no idea where to start though. Any pointers?
 
Oct 2014
68
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Australia
Try the ground. Loose ground and the bike wont start. Follow the negative from the battery and see where its connected and ensure it is tight.
Otherwise fuses. I haven't had a problem on my Pani like this but did have a Yamaha that had a loose ground and it just "clicked" when trying to start.
 
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Apr 2013
2,600
1,616
Los Angeles
Regulator rectifier bad?

That was a known issue on my last bike 2010 Daytona 675. Left me on the side of the fwy at night almost a mile away from a fwy exit. Not fun walkin the bike that distance. Also ruined my lithium battery so I had to buy another one.
 
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Sep 2013
126
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Orlando
Check battery cable tightness first. if you can move the cables on the terminals with your hands then they are too loose. Tighten them then use a volt meter to measure the battery voltage when you push the start button. (Measure directly on the batter terminals) How low does the voltage drop? the battery could have a weak cell that would make the battery show good OCV but crap out when a load is applied. Start there first. A battery should drop in voltage due to load from the starter but should stay ~above 10.0 volts.
If the battery voltage does not drop at all (from ~12.6) then I would suspect something in the starter circuit. Possible a bad relay not making contact to give voltage to the starter or a Bad ground.
 
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Dec 2012
220
40
Chicago
How do you check the starter ?

Battery, fuse, ground is okay. The voltage was 12.6 and goes down to about 12.2 when trying to start. All i hear is the clicking sound.
 
Mar 2014
543
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Mid Ohio
Check voltage at the starter, then check for 12v at the starter relay S terminal, if it has one.
 
Dec 2012
220
40
Chicago
Okay I found the starter motor and verified that there was 12V going to it. Is there a way to check the starter motor before I replace it ?
 
Jul 2012
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201
So-Cal
For get dead or dying starter to spin up on a car, i would use a hammer and tap the starter motor to loosen up the clutch. Not saying you should do it on the motorcycle.