1995 Sportster Speedo not working...any ideas?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by waitn4frnd, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. waitn4frnd

    waitn4frnd New Member

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    Hi,
    The speedo on my bike is not working. I was driving from Michigan to Kentucky and it started by just not reading after the bike was going...maybe a mile at most. That lasted about 5 times before it quit reading all together. The Odometer light comes on but the numbers are all crazy...just looks like symbols or whatever. I cleaned the sensor when we arrived in Kentucky...didn't help. I know it's like $273 for a new speedo from harley with miles transfered...but that does not enclude the price of the work to replace it. If it was just a plug, that really wouldn't be a problem but this speedo is hard-wired...blah! I could probably do the work...I just wondered if I had exhausted all other possiblities before spending 300 bucks and cutting wires! I should note that I bought the bike with very low miles...and it still has only like 5k on it...so I don't know that matters? If this post sounds silly, I'm not trying to be, I'm just a girl!
     
  2. bikecurious

    bikecurious Member

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    You don't really need a speedo.... take it off.. it'll look better anyways :)
     
  3. waitn4frnd

    waitn4frnd New Member

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    lol...yes, but I kinda need one!