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Harley Davidson FLSTNI speedo. Battery left on tender all winter. First ride noticed it was running really high.

Turned off motor and it bottomed at 18. Turned back on and rode home. Bottomed at 15. Turned off and on and it dropped about 5mph every time. Now it reads 0. Will this happen again when I ride or will it be fine?

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It might be a bad speed sensor.

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