Speedometer issue

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Herr, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Herr

    Herr Member

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    Good Afternoon,
    I ride a 1996 FLHR Road King with a speedometer problem. When I first start out on a ride, my speedometer works smoothly and accuratly for the first hour. Then as I continue to ride, the needle begins to stick and drag, giving me an inaccurate reading. I have replaced the sending unit that looks at 4th gear, and have had the Harley shop guys check it out. They say " it sweeps correctly at all steps". I would appreciate some feedback from someone who recognizes this problem.
    Herr
     
  2. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    my 93 flh in winter cold// if i hit 50 mph the needle would go to max. id try to oil gears in unit. through bulb hole. oh & welcome..
     
  3. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    Does it hang on the way up or down?

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
  4. Herr

    Herr Member

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    Thank you both for your comments. I will try the oil trick, and yes, the needle sticks going up and down the speed range. When I come to a complete stop, the needle sticks at 10 or 12 mph, but when things cool down, it will return to 0 when stopped.
    Herr
     
  5. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    maybe needle is touching face at these spots... a thought