Question about 2003 Harley Davidson FXST Softail Standard

1 Answer

I have a 2003 fxst and the speedo stopped working. i checked the sensor and there is no metal shavings. however the signals stay on now when you use them i'm sure its connected somehow any suggestions

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    One Above All:

    The expert with highest point at the last day of the past 12 weeks.

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.


    An expert that got 20 achievements.

  • Harley Davidson Master
  • 47,754 Answers

Hi Rpower03, take a ride or trailer your bike 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/possible and offer professional advice and assistance concerning your issue. Good luck have a nice day.

Posted on Jun 18, 2015


2 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Dirt Dobber
  • 253 Answers

SOURCE: where is the drain plud located on a 2003 fxst

bottom of frame under oil tank

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Speedo stop working 2005 sportster 883

Hi Anonymous, before you run out and by a new speedometer check every connection in the speedometer circuit, look for corroded, broken or loose pins using a dab of dieltric grease repair as necessary. For a free wiring diagram please visit website below:
Harley Davidson Wiring Diagrams and Schematics Good luck

May 20, 2012 | 2005 Harley Davidson XL 883C Sportster...

2 Answers

Why did the speedometer quit working?

The sensor on the front wheel is broken or the cable became disconnected.

Mar 20, 2012 | 2000 Harley Davidson FXST Softail Standard

1 Answer

2002 dodge ram quad 4.7L 2wd abs & brake lights stay on...speedometer & odometer not working, engine light came on code p0500, changed rear speed sensor twice.( I did notice some metal shavings on...

the speedo and odometer are both worked from the VSS ( (vehicle speed sensor)
check for the reason of metal on the sensor end
could have an internal problem that is not allowing the shifting down so have the transmission check out bat an accredited transmission shop

May 22, 2017 | 1999 Dodge Ram

3 Answers

Tanked up at gas station. Went riding . After a while noticed speedometer not working. Went to signal to move over and noticed my front blinkers weren't working(only front) back blinkers work. What...

Hello and welcome to FixYa!

As a first course of action, I strongly suggest that you remove the positive battery connector, let it sit for atleast 5mins. then reconnect it again. The electrical system may have just tripped that's why it's not working. Reconnecting the positive battery connector may solve the issue.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!

Jul 03, 2011 | Harley Davidson Booster 12inch Naked...

1 Answer

Have 2005 Harley 883Low and the speedometer stopped working and I can not find any reason why. Thanks for your help

ok sounds like you have lost signal, remove the speedo sensor mounted in top of trans case just behind starter and clean the metal shavings off of it and see if you get a signal then.

Aug 03, 2010 | 2005 Harley Davidson XL 883L Sportster

1 Answer

2000 FXST HARLEY engine light blinks on and off,speedo drops off while running, engine does not stop running,also notice that blinker stays on

Hi Nofkbed, always check fuses and bulbs first, you could have a faulty turn signal module or a bad turn signal button/switch, remove it from the switch housing and check for continuity, check your wiring and connections from the turn signal switch to the turn signal module with a testlite. Make sure all wires are not worn or pinched and connector pins are not corroded, broken, or loose. For a free wiring diagram please visit the website below: Harley Davidson Wiring Diagrams and Schematics Big Twin Carb EFI DTC Intructions codes Harley Davidson Forums Harley...

Jun 30, 2010 | 2000 Harley Davidson FXST Softail Standard

1 Answer

06 Road King Classic Speed-o-meter intermittent

Try holding your key fob button down for about 20 seconds. This may resync the alarm. If that doesn't work, it's most likely in the speedo. You can try cleaning the speed sensor for the speedo. It is magnetic and picks up metal shavings which short it out. Pull it out of the trans and wipe off the shavings.

Jul 27, 2009 | 2005 Harley Davidson FLSTN- FLSTNI Softail...

1 Answer

I have a 2000 fxst--when i start the bike and rev it my mileage indicator will go out and the check engine indicator comes on. let it idle and everything is good. also speedo will come and go.

2 things, bad speedo or your speed sensor picked up some metal. Or both. The sensor is located on the right side on the trans.Pull one allen bolt and GENTLY pry the sensor out. Wipe off the metal shaving. The speed sensor is MAGNETICALLY triggered, so it picks up metal from the trans and shorts out. Possible bad wiring connection somewhere too.

Jul 05, 2009 | Harley Davidson FXST - FXSTI Softail...

3 Answers

2003 Harley sportster anniversary

This model has an electronic speedo, so check the wires and connections for the speedo. Also check for any inline fuses or relays that may have blown.

Aug 02, 2008 | Harley Davidson Harley-Davidson Motorcycle...

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Harley Davidson FXST Softail Standard Logo

Related Topics:

253 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Harley Davidson Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4818 Answers


Level 3 Expert

4348 Answers


Level 3 Expert

78919 Answers

Are you a Harley Davidson Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides