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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
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Experience:  30+ yrs. experience, MMI, HD technician, HD early, engine rebuild/performance, bike builder, kit bike program manager, CCI 2001-2004
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My speedometer sometimes starts jumping, occasionally drops

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My speedometer sometimes starts jumping, occasionally drops to 0 and stays for a while then starts working again. Don't want to be without cruise control.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.
your speedo is quite simple, meaning, it has few parts and very few possible failures.- check the vehicle speed sensor (VSS) in the transmission, near the starter. they sometimes collect wear products that produce a fuzz ball on the sensor. check for any physical damage.- check the electrical connections on the back of the speedo. tighten any loose connections.- the speedo unit itself can be removed and tested on a bench tester by a HD dealership. let me know if you need more help.Steve
Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.
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