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My speedo does not return to zero when I'm stopped, and reads way higher than the speed I'm traveling, the longer I ride it seems to get closer to zero but not all the way.. I can disconnect the battery and it will zero out but does the same thing a few days later, the battery has a full charge, I have a 103cu" with a screaming eagle race tuner

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Hi Outlawexcava, 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. Please visit the website below for more information and good luck.
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SOURCE: check engine light acting up

The first thing I would check is the voltage output from the charging system. If the regulator isn’t regulating, the voltage will keep climbing as the engine speed increases. The electronics in the speedometer don’t work well at these high voltages. This would also explain the bright marker lamps. You should be able to see this with a simple voltmeter across the battery terminals.

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the connection on your front wheel where the speedo cable connects the link between the cable and gear more than likely broke you will need new speedo cable it happened to my cruiser

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SOURCE: battery does not hold charge new battery fitted

Sounds like a charging issue. First check all wires and make sure they are clean and making good contact, then check for proper voltage at the battery. I ride a harly so I don't know the exact voltage to look for but it most likly is around 13V at the battery if it isn't you need to look at your voltage regulator and stator.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

SOURCE: battery not holding a charge,

Check the charging rate of your bike, see if its system is charging, if it does charge thn theres somewhere the battery is getting drained out.
In order to see if tht is happenning, switch off everything and thn remove one battery wire on the battery, after doing so try to fix it back and notice if theres any sparks when it comes to the contact of the battery terminal , if so thn theres a drain somewhere in the electricals and wiring.

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SOURCE: pretty much exact same thing but on an 04 gixxer 750

may a dry drive gear at the front axle or the cable needs replacing as it is going to seize up or break!
Cheers Rob

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