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  • Offline chuz76   cr

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    Not starting after heavy rain
    on: August 17, 2021, 11:44:32 pm
    August 17, 2021, 11:44:32 pm
    Hi, I have a MTS 950 2017, last weekend I was riding and got caught by heavy rain, and no chance to stop, I kept driving and got home.
    After one hour I tried to start the bike again but it didn't start, everything looked normal, no alerts , but nothing happened every time I tried to start the engine.
    After one day I tried again and the bike started after a couple of attempts.
    So I suspect something get swamped and then dried, but this is not good for an adventure bike.
    I took the started switch apart and I put contact cleaner and dielectric grease, I clearly see the switch is not exactly waterproof.
    Has anyone experience the same? Any other thing I should check ?

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    Re: Not starting after heavy rain
    Reply #1 on: August 23, 2021, 04:41:48 am
    August 23, 2021, 04:41:48 am
    Can you elaborate on what you mean when you say "didn't start"? Was the bike entirely unresponsive or was the engine turning over?

    With all the sensors and modules and computers on these bikes, it's going to be hard to narrow down without an error code of some sort. Your hypothesis about it being an issue with the starter switch is most likely. It's disappointing to hear there doesn't appear to be anything in the way of it being sealed. The connections being flooded would certainly cause issues.

    Ducati changed the switchgear on the 2019+ revision, so I'm curious if they did something to address this. It's now a button instead of the "slider". Still doesn't look particularly sealed, though.