Speedo drops out randomly

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Spicoli1442, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Spicoli1442

    Spicoli1442 New Member

    Hi i have a 2005 Sportster XL1200C i was having intermittent issues with the stock speedo, and have since replaced it with a speedo/tach combo. Hoping it might solve the problem but more so i wanted the upgraded display. Since it is not the Speedo itself is it going to be the Speed sensor, Crank position sensor, or both. My manual suggests i can take out the speed sensor and clean off metal debris from it.

    Has anybody had this issue and know where i should start before i go and start buying sensors.
  2. stray dog

    stray dog Junior Member

    It does sound like the speed sensor. Mine went at about 28,000 mi.

    Doesn't hurt to pop it out and clean off any metal fuzz.

    It's not that uncommon for these magnetic pick-ups to go south.
  3. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

    Thats about the mileage when mine went out on my 08 RG.
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    If popping it out and cleaning it works again, you know for sure, My 02 Dyna did the same thing:D