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post #1 of 17 Old 05-04-2010, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Speedo no work

Speedometer/Odometer died on Monday..........19300 miles purchaed in June 2008. Need help!! Not sure where to start to look for problems.

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post #2 of 17 Old 05-04-2010, 04:13 PM
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Check the fuses, then the Speed Sensor connection

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post #3 of 17 Old 05-04-2010, 06:13 PM
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I believe if your speedo doesn't work, you lose your tack and horn as well. Had that happen to mine a long time ago and it turned out to be a bare wire on one of my horn wires.

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post #4 of 17 Old 05-05-2010, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you. I can find the fuses, buuuuuuuuuut not sure where the Speed Sensor conection is.

Rickard, still have tach and horn, thankfully.

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post #6 of 17 Old 05-07-2010, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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edgecrusher4444, this is great!! I'll get right to it. Thanx a million.

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post #7 of 17 Old 05-16-2010, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, checked the wiring harnesses/connection and power is getting to the speedo. It's performing the self check when the ignition swtich is turned on...but still no speed indication and odometer reading when riding. Therfore, I believe it's the speed sensor. So next step is to get the damn sensor off and replaced.

Based on the info edgecrusher sent, getting to the sensor might be a bit difficult. So, here's my question. Does anyone have advice or tips to make the job of replacing the speed sensor easier? And any thoughts on buying a used sensor?

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post #8 of 17 Old 05-16-2010, 08:59 PM
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Pretty sure you are going to have to pull the air box. I haven't done it in a while and forget the tricks, so hopefully someone on here remembers since it is a little bit of a pain.

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touring919 might have one he is parting his bike out.

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post #10 of 17 Old 05-17-2010, 11:18 AM
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Ok, checked the wiring harnesses/connection and power is getting to the speedo. It's performing the self check when the ignition swtich is turned on...but still no speed indication and odometer reading when riding. Therfore, I believe it's the speed sensor. So next step is to get the damn sensor off and replaced.

Based on the info edgecrusher sent, getting to the sensor might be a bit difficult. So, here's my question. Does anyone have advice or tips to make the job of replacing the speed sensor easier? And any thoughts on buying a used sensor?

Thanx in advance.
Actually, getting to the speed sensor is quite simple as long as you have a allen wrench to remove the left side cover and a philips screwdriver to remove the air box cover, the entire airbox does not need to be removed.
I just installed the speedohealer and gear indicator, so I had to get to the speed sensor, wished now that I would have taken some pictures.
Hope this helps.

Edit: Sorry, I guess you are looking at getting to the speed sensor itself not the connector.

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post #11 of 17 Old 05-19-2010, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Thanx for the tips/advice. Looking at rear portion of the airbox, I may have to raise the tank to get to all the stuff that's attached, not a big deal, but I sure looks overwhelming, especially if you've not done anything like this before. Anyhow, I'll get started this weekend. Thanx once again.

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post #12 of 17 Old 06-20-2011, 06:05 PM
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Hi,

Anyone care to share some more information around how to get to the speed sensor? I think mine is going out too. It will not work for the first 2 - 3 miles of the ride, and all of the sudden it will work again. Happens almost every time. I checked the wires, they seems to be good.

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post #13 of 17 Old 06-28-2011, 10:45 AM
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So I guess no info on how to get to the speed sensor? The service manual actually does not say what need to be removed in order to get to the speed sensor... Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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post #14 of 17 Old 07-14-2011, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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I tried several times and bought special tools in an attempt to get to the sensor. Finally bit the bullet and realized I was in way over my head and took it to the dealer. Part + labor $185.00

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post #15 of 17 Old 07-14-2011, 10:00 AM
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Bummer, have a picture of the part?

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post #16 of 17 Old 07-14-2011, 10:22 AM
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Yeah, I bought the parts online and took it to my local dealer and paid them $90 to have it installed, it was done in 1 1/2 hour. Would have taken me a whole day plus potential to brake something. I guess the dealer is not too bad after all.

BTW, I don't ever go to dealer for anything with my cars. But so far my experience with bike dealer has been okay.


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I tried several times and bought special tools in an attempt to get to the sensor. Finally bit the bullet and realized I was in way over my head and took it to the dealer. Part + labor $185.00

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post #17 of 17 Old 07-26-2011, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Yep, a man must know his limitations. Spark plugs, oil changes, chain maintenance, light bulb change out and fuses etc is ok at home. But the big stuff, let them (dealer) take care of. They have all tools, etc to be very efficient.

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