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Speedometer/odometer not working, can I get troubleshooting info?

I rode my bike for the first time, since storing it for the winter and my speedometer/odometer was dead, although all the indicator lights on it work fine. How do I trace down the problem? Everything was good when I stored it.

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  • actaylor1 May 11, 2010

    this could be a simple mechanical 'sticking' of the needle to the stop, try giving it a thump with the heel of your fist while your moving, or ride you bike down a very bumpy track which might free it

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    if that has an electronic sensor... you would just need to pull the connector and plug it back in... at both ends where it plugs into the sensor and where it plugs into the dash assembly... and if it is electronic... check the fuse and relay as well.

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You mean all lights work but speed needle don't move, its a cable problem, maybe broken or come loose from speedo. remove 3 hex screws from chrome trim on gas tank and see if it has come unscrewed, if not undo it and spin front wheel and see if the end of cable turns, it should unless its broken.

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