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Sportster 883 speedometer issue

I have a 2000 HD Sportster 883. When I hit a bump my speedometer goes to zero and then moves up to the current speed. Any thoughts on what the problem is?

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Where are the fuses located on 2002 Harley Sportster 883?

Hi, Darrin fuse and circuit breaker location are as follows:
SPORTSTER-Underneath the seat or behind the left side panel or inside the headlight bucket.
SOFTAIL-Underneath the seat behind the battery or under the speedometer housing.
DYNA-Behind the left side panel.
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Calibrate 1999 sportster 883 speedometer

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2000 sportster 883 speedometer dont work

Hi Anonymous, always check your instrument fuse before performing the next procedure, try cleaning your speed sensor located on top of the transmissions right side between the top cover and the chrome starter end cap on Twin Cams and on top of the engine case between the rear cylinder and the starter motor for Sportsters. Remove the the bolt that secures the sensor and pull it out of the transmission. Inspect sensor for obvious damage and repace if necessary. If sensor has no damage then wipe clean any obvious contamination like micro fiberous material with a clean rag and reinstall, torque bolt to 8 ft lbs.

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I need to mount my speedometer on my 1993 HD Sportster 883 Custom

Hi Anonymous, take a ride or drive over to your local dealers service/parts department, I'm sure they will be happy to take your Harley Davidson for a test ride if necessary and offer professional advice and assistance concerning your issue. Have a nice day.

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2000 harley sportster 883,speedometer wont work

If you're lucky it might be the Sensor. This is located in the top of the gearbox casing just below the starter. This is a hall effect device and as such is magnetic. It can pick up metal fragments from inside the gearbox. Its held in by a single screw. It can be a bit fiddly to remove. Take it out and remove any debris from the magnetic body.
If not the sensor, then it would probably be best to substitute in a working speedo. Be careful though because the speedo post 2004 is not compatible (after that the bike has a computer). Make sure any replacement speedo is 1995 to 2003.

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Speedometer quit working

HD had a bunch of bad speedos around your year. They replaced them for free. Check and see if they will replace yours. If no, then check for blown fuses, bad relays, and power to the speedo. If all of this checks out OK, your only option is to replace the speedometer.

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96 xl883 speedo problem

Several possibilities. Your speed sensor may have picked up some metal from the trans. Remove it and wipe off the chips. Bad speedometer or intermittent bad connection or broken wire to the speedo.

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