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1985 honda v65 sabre has speedo needle stuck on 35 and will not move.Electrical speedo,recieves signal from pickup at speedo gear on front wheel.(volts or ohms go back to speedo from speed sensor,but don't know which to look for) wiring and fuse ok,speedo sensor stuck,wd40 shot in it and it turned more freely. Haven't yet taken apart speedo,and the speed sensor at the wheel is a sealed unit that can't be opened.was a car and motorcycle mechanic for 11 years,but since I don't know what wires do what,I can't diagnose the electrical side of this problem...any help? ps drive gear on wheel turns,speed sensor turns,connectors good,fuses good,wiring good.tried spinning sensor,nothing happens. speedo or sensor problem?

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  • spencervolk May 15, 2009

    it wouldn't surprise me if the speedometer setup is the same as a gold wings' or possibly a honda cars'. 1 ground wire ,1 12v,and one that does something unknown...yup unknown,

  • Kal Schofner May 11, 2010

    How many wires to the sensor and what happens when you unplug it?


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Check for bad fuse holder spring contacts. Loss of power to speedo or sensor will cause this problem as V65 Sabre uses stepper motor for speedo.

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