Speedo not working

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Gezzer Glide, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Gezzer Glide

    Gezzer Glide Active Member Contributor

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    My speedometer has not worked right for almost 2 years. I replaced the speed sensor and still it won't work right. A friend of mine said he had the same issue. He also replaced the speed sensor and still not working. It wasn't until the had the stator and voltage regulator replaced that the speedometer started working. Could the stator or voltage regulator have anything to do with the speedometer. If so which one stator or voltage regulator?:small3d015:
     
  2. Hoople

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    I see none at all. Why your friends started working remains a mystery to me.
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Do a quick check with a voltmeter on the battery with the bike running to rule out the regulator if it is working you should read above battery voltage around 13 volts should rule it out IMO, check the self help section for stator checks, Hoople is the man you need:s
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    No. But in replacing the VR, he had to loosen and reinstall the wires from the new VR. While doing that, he might have checked the tightness of the other ground wires under the seat. That may have reconnected a bad ground that was affecting the speedo. So ...

    TQ
     
  5. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    What's it doin or not doin exactly? Is it just inacurate?

    Bodeen
     
  6. Gezzer Glide

    Gezzer Glide Active Member Contributor

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    It sticks, works for awhile then drops to 0, odometer goes out, light goes out.
     
  7. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Hmmm, I'm with TQ here. Sounds like a bad ground. Do you have the repair manual for the bike? If so look at the wiring diagram and see if you can trace out the ground for the speedo. Also check the integrity of the wires under the speedo and surrounding area.
    Let us know what you find.

    Bodeen
     
  8. Hoople

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    I would troubleshoot the light issue 1st. That means you are probably loosing power to the unit. Check the B+ supply line going to the speedo when the light is out. You may get lucky with a simple fix. Fix the light issue and you will probably be home free.
    Ground/power since light is going out.
     
  9. Gezzer Glide

    Gezzer Glide Active Member Contributor

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    Thanks for the advise. I will keep you informed......

    Once again this forum solved my problem. The plug at the back of the speedometer had come out. Pluged it back in and everything is working.:bigsmiley22: Thanks again for all your direction.
     
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  10. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Gezzer,

    Nice work on staying with it and seeing it through. Great job.

    Bodeen