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06 Sportster 1200 - speedometer and gauge problem - Help please?!

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Old Jul 26th, 2011, 01:35 PM     #1
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06 Sportster 1200 - speedometer and gauge problem - Help please?!

I just bought my 2006 Sportster 1200 Low and everything is great except:

-the speedometer doesn't move and is obviously not tracking miles (the back light is on and I can see the digital miles and I can change to the trip meter)

-the neutral light does not light (but the turn signals do sometimes)

-the fuel gauge does not light up (I assume there is one, correct?)

What advice can you give to troubleshoot?

Michele
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Old Jul 26th, 2011, 02:35 PM     #2
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Re: 06 Sportster 1200 - speedometer and gauge problem - Help please?!

Quote: Originally Posted by mspencer View Post
I just bought my 2006 Sportster 1200 Low and everything is great except:

-the speedometer doesn't move and is obviously not tracking miles (the back light is on and I can see the digital miles and I can change to the trip meter)

-the neutral light does not light (but the turn signals do sometimes)

-the fuel gauge does not light up (I assume there is one, correct?)

What advice can you give to troubleshoot?

Michele
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Your speedo could be the result of build up on the speed sensor which can be cleaned but usually requires replacement in the long run.

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The neutral light could be a bad neutral switch on the trans causing it not to work or possibly a bad wire in the circuit. Check the fuses also.

You have to fuel check the gauge to see if there is a light or not, probably there is and it may be a bad bulb but again, check the fuses.
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Old Jul 26th, 2011, 02:59 PM     #3
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Re: 06 Sportster 1200 - speedometer and gauge problem - Help please?!

Glider, I will check the sensor....i think I read where it is. Regarding the fuses....I took them all out and eyeballed them and they look fine. What do you think?
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