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Speed Sensor

Q: After jump starting my wife 2011 Sportster The speed o or odometer do not work anymore but bike does run fine. Any suggestions? A: May have a bad speed sensor. Locate your speed sensor. Remove it from the case and try cleaning it. Check the sensor’s harness and plugged connection. Check your speedo head…

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Harley Speed Sensor

Actually 2 things on my mind. Speedo works when it wants but only at highway speeds and again randomly. Now blinkers are starting too work intermittently. Any ideas? Don’t believe both switches would go at same time, Short maybe or relay. Not sure and I would appreciate any ideas. Might be a failing Harley speed…

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Removing Harley Starter and Speed Sensor Location

Harley starter removal is quick and easy on 6 speed model Harley Davidsons. On 5 speed models, the outer primary cover needs to be removed in order to release the Harley starter shaft and bendix gear. This means, not only more time but also, an outer primary gasket, derby gasket, starter bolt lock washer, and…

Harley Cruise Control Diagnostics

If your Harley cruise control has an issue, there is an interactive cruise diagnostic test that can be performed on the motorcycle without the need or aid of any diagnostic service scan tools or computer. The Harley cruise control function is governed by the motorcycle’s ECM. The ECM monitors the vehicle speed sensor (VSS) to…

How to Install a Starter on a Motorcycle

Bob reviews how to install a starter on a motorcycle and some of the safety issues we need to be concerned about. Related on Topic Videos: Removing Harley Starter and Speed Sensor Location Harley Davidson Transmission Removal Chrome Inner Primary Removal Procedure – Removing Pinon Gear / Jackshaft to Remove Starter Harley Starter Clutch Replacement…

Front Brake Pads and Disc Inspection

Harley front brake pads and discs should be inspected at every scheduled service interval or whenever the components are removed for service procedures. Brake pads must always be replaced as a matched set. Always replace inner and outer pads together. If your Harley is dual disc; replace both sides. Never mix different manufacturers pads and…

Speedometer and Odometer not Working

2000 Standard Softtail My speedometer and odometer is not working I replaced the speed sensor but didn’t work . Via Email We suggest lifting your dash assembly to inspect the speedometer plug and related harness. Inspect for a secure connection or possible harness damage. You can pull the plug to inspect for corrosion and use…

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Speedometer Pegs Itself

I have a 2005 Heritage Softail. The speedometer pegs itself when you turn on the ignition switch then returns to normal and will not read at all . I check all the wiring to insure nothing was loose and also the speed sensor . Any thought on what else I can look at to fix…

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Harley Fork Shaft Hole Removal

Bob LaRosa, reviews the stock Harley transmission and the JIMS Fat 5 transmission on the bench. He also shows the Harley fork shaft hole removal procedure that has to be done to the stock case. Reminder: 1) This procedure should be done when case is empty. 2) Tape trap door flat holes, except for the…

Front Brake Pads and Disc Inspection

Harley front brake pads and discs should be inspected at every scheduled service interval or whenever the components are removed for service procedures. Brake pads must always be replaced as a matched set. Always replace inner and outer pads together. If your Harley is dual disc; replace both sides. Never mix different manufacturers pads and…