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My 1995 1200cc sportster has got water in speedo clock can it be repaird i have lost all the mileage and the speedo stops at 30mph

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There are speedometer repair services out there but they usually specialize in the repair of "collectables" like the repair of a speedometer for a 1941 EL model. They are also quite proud of their work if you get my drift.

Since replacement speedos are available through the dealer for you bike, I'd suggest you simply replace your speedo unless there is some reason that I don't know of that would complicate this. I would stick with OEM equipment as the aftermarket stuff is of poor quality in most cases. Good Luck!

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