Speed Sensor

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by CYOTE1, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. CYOTE1

    CYOTE1 Member

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    Need tips on how to get to the speed sensor on an 06 Street Bob. I can see it & even loosen it but there is just no room to pull it out. Help!!!
     
  2. jmpancoast

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    The manual suggests removing the battery and the battery box.
     
  3. CYOTE1

    CYOTE1 Member

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    Thanks for the info. I will let you know if it works.
     
  4. CYOTE1

    CYOTE1 Member

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    Removing batt box is not the answer. Still not enough room to work. Looks like the starter will have to be removed. Has anyone taken the speedo sensor out of a 06 St Bob?
     
  5. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I have not fiddled with a Street Bob, but I have to take the starter off of my Dyna to get the speed sensor out. It is located about midway back on the top of the tranny case pretty much under the starter.

    TQ
     
  6. CYOTE1

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    What Kind Of A Project Is Removong The Starter? Do You Have Any Tips? Thanks Don
     
  7. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Not too bad on my bikes. I assume yours will be similar. Note - disconnect the battery! Here is a typical schematic:

    STARTER MOTOR - 2000 Harley Davidson FXR4


    Probably should remove any fancy chrome covers on the back of the starter so they don't get marred. Outer Primary Cover has to come off, and the long screw (#18 in schematic) has to be loosened completely from inside the primary, and then the two bolts on the other side (right side of the inner primary cover) that secure the starter can be loosened. Only "trick" is to get your allen bit into the bolt heads, but I use a 1/4 drive socket with lots of extension to do that. Once you have them kinda loose, but not removed, see if you can get enough movement on the starter to get your speed sensor replaced without completely pulling the starter.

    TQ
     
  8. CYOTE1

    CYOTE1 Member

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    Took the bat. box out like you said & that gave enough working room. Thanks for the tip!
    The sensor came out with no problem. There were no shavings on it so it must be bad. I have a new one comming.
     
  9. jmpancoast

    jmpancoast Active Member

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    What issues are you having?
     
  10. 66cruiser

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    I had a speedo/tach problem & was about to order a speed sensor when I discovered a bad connection in the data line.