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post #1 of 6 Old 05-14-2013, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Speedometer freaks out

i couldnt think of a better way to word it. basically, i just bought my bike. Im deployed, and cant ride it until i get home. the seller sent me a Tankmount video, and Under hard Accelleration, the speedometer tweaks out. it goes from triple digits, down to single digits, and back up. Searched multiple forums, and couldnt find a thread with a similar condition. i was thinking maybe it had a bad speed sensor? no clue really, but maybe someone has seen it before.

Before people ask, i asked him to rip on the bike a little for me. its a bone stock 2005.

He grabs the throttle a little around 1:55, around 2:05 the speedometer freaks out.

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-14-2013, 06:03 PM
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My speedo reset itself once while riding, including the time and the trip meter. It looked similar to what you are seeing. It only happened once so I was never able to diagnose it. My first guess would be a loose electrical connection (in your case possibly near the speed sensor).
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I had the same issue with mine. Speed sensor is the issue.

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post #4 of 6 Old 05-14-2013, 10:45 PM
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I'd take the speed sensor off and clean it, If that doesn't do anything just replace it.

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Mine did that too but way even more trippy. The case/sensor was loose.
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Sweet! Thanks guys, you just made my day, i was expecting to have to replace the cluster. the only issues i could find were in most cases solved by replacing the cluster/ecu, which i didnt want to do. hopefully its a loose connection, and even a speed sensor is fine with me. again, thanks!
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