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1999 Sportster 1200 is stalling out...it's a carborated bike...speedo goes haywire (up and down wildly) and neutral selecting light (in speedo) is inop...would bad speedo cause this?

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It can. Unplug it and see if it still stalls

Posted on Oct 10, 2013

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SOURCE: harley davidson 1200 custom sportster

Your alarm is on. If it's a HD alarm one long click turns it on and 2 short clicks turn it off.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Speedo, turn signals, brake lights, horn stopped working. All else is fine.

Gap your plugs to 38 thou. Check all your bulbs (one burned out will affect the rest) Take a look at all your fuses and make sure they are all ok. Otherwise you are probably looking at a wiring short which will require trouble shooting of the elctrical system. Buy your self a service manual for your bike, this will help you a lot.

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SOURCE: harley davidson 1200 custom doesnt start and security light on the speedo blinks. i had earlier clicked on the remote. it is sportster 1200 custom-2005.

hold key fob until signals flash,check speedo for solid key light,then try...if it still does the same thing,battery could be too low(will cause this also)

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SOURCE: 1993 harley sportster 1200 headlight quit working

could be a bad ground in the head light bucket or the jumper from frame to the triple tree

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster Custom

I would guess stale gasoline or fuel. Try fresh fuel in the tank. If this doesn't clear the problem, you could need to have your carburetor or fuel injection system cleaned. I'm not even sure if they put fuel injection on Sportsters since I don't work on fuel injected bikes. I mostly work on the older bikes like Panheads, Shovelheads, Evos. Not too many Sportsters but have worked on a lot of Ironhead Sportsters. Try the fuel first. It's a cheap fix. Hope it works for you. Good luck with the knee replacement. My wife had one knee replaced and it works great.

Posted on Dec 15, 2009

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This depends on whether it is an electronic speedo or a mechanical speedo.
The electric speedo has a sensor near the rear of the engine. Sometimes a very small piece of metal will get stuck on the end of the sensor and the speedo will stop working. Remove the bolt holding the sensor into the engine case and carefully pull the sensor out. Wipe it off and reinstall it. If the speedo still does not work, it's probably something in the speedo itself.

On a mechanical speedo, a cable from the front wheel drives the speedo. The cable or the speedo drive unit may be bad. To check the cable and drive, lift the bike off the ground, disconnect the cable from the rear of the speedo. Turn the front wheel and see if the cable is turning. If it is, it's probably alright. I'd still pull the cable out of it's housing and lubricate it with some grease. If the cable is turning, the cable and drive unit is alright. The speedo may be broken.

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Gap your plugs to 38 thou. Check all your bulbs (one burned out will affect the rest) Take a look at all your fuses and make sure they are all ok. Otherwise you are probably looking at a wiring short which will require trouble shooting of the elctrical system. Buy your self a service manual for your bike, this will help you a lot.

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