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Old 03-20-2010
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Speedometer not working

I once washed my bike with a pressure washer and after that my speedometer stopped working. It worked once after that and it just quitted on me all together. I replaced sensor on top of the tranny thinking that was the trouble and still nothing... any ideas I checked the wire to the sensor and it's fine... it sucks riding unaware of my real speed specially on base there are SF cops with nothing better to do than stop folks driving 5 miles over the speed limit. Any help will be appreciated!
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Old 03-20-2010
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Re: Speedometer not working

my scoot is a 2005 FXST if it helps any
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Re: Speedometer not working

Sorry to hear it Hippo.

You probably now know a pressure washer and HD's don't get along too well.

You might get lucky and the speedo could dry out but don't count on it. Best thing is to start looking for a new or good used one. Sorry man. Wish I had better news for you.
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Re: Speedometer not working

I had problems with my 2000 and ended up replacing it. $200, but it was worth it. Damn speeding tickets are a lot worse.
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Re: Speedometer not working

start shopping around
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Old 04-01-2010
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Re: Speedometer not working

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Sorry to hear it Hippo.

You probably now know a pressure washer and HD's don't get along too well.

You might get lucky and the speedo could dry out but don't count on it. Best thing is to start looking for a new or good used one. Sorry man. Wish I had better news for you.
I was tinkering with it when I replaced the speed sensor and it worked for a little bit... a day then it stopped again. Also if I turn the ignition to ACC and back to ignition the needle goes all the way around and starts creeping back slowly as I accelerate... weird..? what u think the speedo or...
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Old 04-05-2010
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Re: Speedometer not working

U might try recalibrating it. I'll see if I can find some instructions.
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I don't know if this will help but my speedo was acking up a while back and it was the ignition switch I took it apart and cleaned it up a it worked... Try it it's free.
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Old 04-12-2010
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Re: Speedometer not working

I even bought a new ignition switch and still nothing, like I said the damn thing appears to be cursed when I turn the ignition switch from acc to IGN and back the needle goes to 120 and it starts going backwards slowly...? it's driving me mad...
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Re: Speedometer not working

As a last resort, ya might try a heat gun or hair dryer on the speedo/wiring.
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