So I get yank the battery tender off my M696 and hook it up to the S2000. I put the key in the ignition and there is no sign of life. Plug the tender back in and it says "Charged".
Turn the key to the on position and I hear "Click Click Click Click Click"
Display starts cycling
0005 R. SW a.k.a My battery is owned.
I was told by a friend that Ducati uses a european gel type battery and they don't play well with traditional 2 Amp Tenders.
I have the free tow service, what really grinds my gears is that my Ninja 250 worked no problem, my Yamaha 125 Vino no problem. 7 years of ownership no problem. I've had this bike since June so,...8 months give or take and its taken a shit on me.
Those former bikes getting to the battery is easy peezy just a couple screws and presto your golden. On the Duc it requires some 18 allen bolts to be removed along with lifting the tank, yadda yadda yadda. I've torn apart my Buick motor and put it back together, this is not the issue.
I don't know if I should blame myself for being uneducated on these sorts of batteries. My friend also says it's very possible that the battery is just a rotten one. I also noticed on cold days it could take me 5 or more minutes just to start it up. I'm wondering if those issues were linked to the battery going downhill.
It's just wild to think about. I won't bash my bike because it's the most fun I've ever had with my clothes on. I don't fell that I should have to work on an expensive bike under warranty either. Dealer said bring it in and they will address the issue w/o any grief.
I guess this is the "Bonjourno Italiana Exotica" I get! LOL!
Even worse I don't get full coverage insurance until April 1st due to the excessively hot winter months here in Chicago. LOL
I miss riding so much. My Buick and Subaru (winter cars) don't do a damn thing as far as the riding excitement goes.