Odometer LCD display bleeding

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by capnjapseye, May 28, 2015.

  1. capnjapseye

    capnjapseye Member

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    Hi All
    I'm back
    I've just bought my fourth Sportster, a 1997 XL1200S with less than 10,000 miles from new. A lovely bike in black. There are a couple of problems I've noticed:
    1. The odometer LCD display is bleeding, I'd like to get this fixed, does anyone have experience of fixing this? Even if it comes to a new speedo unit, can the mileage then be set to the current value?
    2. High beam warning light not working, is this a fairly simple fix?
    Also, is it normal on the 97 Sportster that the side stand deployment doesn't cut the engine?
    Cheers in anticipation
    Cap'n
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  2. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    I don't think the bleeding is repairable. A new speedo is about $500.00. The dealer or MoCo can set the odometer to original miles. Your high beam indicator is a bulb and can be replace. I don't think there is a side stand Kill switch, I've only seen those on Import bikes.
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  3. capnjapseye

    capnjapseye Member

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    Thanks for the info, I've done some research on the Net and also found a Eyezon Guages in the USA who can do a repair by fitting a new LCD screen.
    Unfortunately, I'm in the UK
    I have also read a post where a guy has repaired two gauges by fitting the LCD screen from a donor, used speedo. So, I may look at that option too.
    Cheers
    Cap'n