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Before you go any further, since it has been sitting a year, the batteries may actually be bad. At this time, I recommend to remove both batteries and take them to have them load tested. If they fail the load test, replace batteries as necessary..
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Now what you need to do is to determine if power is getting to the starter at both terminals. The large terminal should have battery voltage at all times, the smaller terminal should get power when you turn the key to the start position. Get yourself a multimeter or test light to make sure that you are getting power at the starter and also when you turn ignition to start position on the smaller wire at the starter.
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