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Eric
Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
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This might sounds like the dumbest question, but after

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This might sounds like the dumbest question, but after battling for 2hours, would just like someone to confirm. My Ducati 1198S battery went flat so decided to get a new one. Tried to put it in, but was odd as four (2) terminals on the top instead of the usual two (2). I linked up to positive and negative just like normal, but when I turned the key, nothing, no lights etc. Even swung the battery around and same story. Is it possible I just have the wrong battery? Is there something else that could be causing it? Bike was running perfectly beforehand and has been well kept since. Cheers, Paul.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.
HI,
It sounds like the wrong battery, but I need to know the brand and model number of the new battery you bought to make sure
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Eric, thank you for your response. I have since spoken to the battery distributor whom has confirmed that the one that I have is the wrong type (it even had 4 terminals out of the top instead of the usual/standard 2). I have what is advised as the correct model in order so hopefully that arrives in a couple of weeks and all works normally again (fingers crossed). Regards, Paul
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.
HI,
ok, sounds good. If you run into an issue on it, please let me know