sportster speedo

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by chilli, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. chilli

    chilli New Member

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    hi all,

    got a good question,
    got a 2008 883 sportster,
    speedo gone crazy,
    was working fine, then yesterday i started it up,
    and the speedo is acting like a rev counter,
    no codes stored
    any ideas ?

    cheers paul
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Welcome to The Forum, The first thing I would check would be the battery, If it is going bad all kinds of crazy things can happen, check and clean the connections first, check the voltage it should be 12.7 if fully charged, if you have any doubts have it load tested:s
     
  3. marknett

    marknett Active Member

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    don't know if this will apply to a 08 model , but my 96 speedo will go crazy , quit working , all kinds of weird things . My problem was/is in the key switch . I could wiggle the key and it would straighten up .i got to get another switch but in the meantime , I just wiggle the key when it acts up and it goes back to working right
     
  4. chilli

    chilli New Member

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    ive just started it today,
    but now is states NO CAL

    so i guess speedo gone hay wire
     
  5. gungatim

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    I would check the wires, make sure you have good connections.