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My ducati does not start. it has been sitting idle for some time and battery is not charged, but i tried to jump it and the engine does not even turn. All fuses are good. fuel is good and has new plugs.

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Did you try to push start it? Will it run when you push start it? If so You probably just need a fresh battery. Also check the kickstand kill switch it might be stuck from sitting.

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