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I have an 02 Volsuia 805. My speedometer quit working. When I bought the bike I noticed that the left side insulator for the fuel tank was missing. I replaced it. I think the issue with the speedo is the electrical feed from the sensor but I am not sure. I also replaced the battery recently and the speedo needle deflected 0 to 65 then dropped back down to 0 the first time I turned on the key, but hasn't done it since. Where can I find an electrical wiring diagram for this that is accurate?

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Have you had the front wheel off at any point?

What usually happens is the magnetic speed sensor is not lined up correctly when the wheel is replaced and breaks. This is a common occurrence.

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