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Speedometer not working

Speedometer and odometer stopped working on my daughters 2002 sportster 883r

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Hi Anonymous, check your speed sensor and connections and instrument fuse. For a free wiring diagram please visit website below
Harley Davidson Wiring Diagrams and Schematics Good luck

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Posted on May 11, 2015


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SOURCE: Parts Catalog? 07 883 Sportster Help with Part Number

45966-04, fits all the 07 XL models.

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SOURCE: 1999 FLHP Harley Police bike Odometer/Speedometer

If your unit is cable driven, get yourself an old piece of cable and insert it up into the speedo and then spin the cable while watching. If the needle jumps its pretty much assured the speedo head is ok and that your problem is in the cable or in the front wheel. Bill

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SOURCE: Speedometer stopped working on my 97 sportster

Your speed sensor is probably bad, common problem. It's oblong, located near the starter, has one screw holding it in and has a length of shielded wire that goes to a connector. Replace. Can only be tested by replacing with a known good component.

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SOURCE: My speedometer/odometer stopped working. What do i

it will either have a cable from back of odometer to front wheel or a speed censor on the wheel

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