Harley Davidson Speedometer and Engine Issue

Question I have a 2007 Heritage. My problem is that on some rides the Harley-Davidson speedometer drops to “0” and the engine kills. I’ll cycle the ignition switch and the bike will restart. I have taken this problem to my local Dealer and they can’t find anything wrong. Do you have any suggestions as to where I might start looking to correct this Harley Davidson speedometer and engine issue? – Michael

FMH Reply: Michael, when the m/c stalls; do you lose your lights? Also, what modifications, if any, have been made to this m/c? Are there any trouble codes stored in your speedo head? Try to get us some more info and we will get back to you.

Michael’s Reply: Purchased 2007 Heritage Special, August 2012 with 10,477 miles on it. The problem randomly while riding the 6th gear indicator will go out, the speedometer drops to “0”, odometer stays on but stops recording mileage, no codes are displayed. Not aware of lights on or off haven’t rode at night when it happens. I’ll come to a stop cycle the ignition, re-start, and everything will return to normal. It is roughly 25 miles to the dealership, about 3 miles from the shop it went out, this time the check engine light came on, 2 blocks from the shop I stopped at a traffic light when I pulled off everything resumed working. Mechanic plugged into ECM no trouble codes were recorded. He has no clue what could be causing this to happen. Last weekend returning from a poker run it happens again, I stopped twice cycled the ignition – restarted with no resumption of odometer or speedometer, went about 20 miles nothing, while in traffic downshifted to 3rd and all functions resumed.

FMH Reply: Michael, check out your ECM plug. Disconnect it from the ECM and blow it out with compressed air. Reassemble with electric grease. You should also do the same with your TSSM (turn signal security module) and its plug. You did not mention any modifications to this m/c. That info is usually helpful.

Michael’s Reply: Thank you. The Mechanic at my local dealer in Baton Rouge, LA. tried that fix.

I posed the scenario to another dealer’s service manager in Houma, LA. He suggested I drain the transmission and look for metal shavings. Upon doing so the tranny fluid oozed out like 90 wt. I did have shavings attached to the drain plug. I flushed the tranny with 20 w 50 synthetic and refilled with 20 w 50 synthetic as suggested in the owner’s manual. I then rode for 6 hours and the problem did not reoccur. It even shifted smoother. On a side note the local dealer told me that there were no codes showing, the manager in Houma showed me how to check for codes on the Odometer and it showed 2 codes P0501 and P0505 both pointed to the VSS. Since the VSS is an electromagnet having shavings in the tranny oil would cause it to collect particles and not record correctly. I’m praying that the previous owner didn’t screw up the gears with that heavy oil. I really appreciated you getting back with me. The $3,000.00 I spent on the service contract hasn’t been a good investment as it hasn’t covered anything that occurred to my ride.

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108 Responses to “Harley Davidson Speedometer and Engine Issue”
  1. Henry
    Henry

    I had a similar problem with my 1997 sporster and I replaced the ignition switch and fixed the problem. Also heavy oil buildup on your crank sensor will cause speedo problems.

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  2. Tim
    Tim

    I have a 2001 Road King FLHR that I bought used. It died on the way home and then two more times. When I started searching the bike for the reason I found the battery connections loose, tightened them up and problem has gone away.

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  3. William Walberg
    William Walberg

    1200 sportster deluxe,06. All original. Needle stuck@ 70.When the cycle moves the needle drops to zero. When I stop, the needle jumps back to 70 and sticks

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  4. Greg
    Greg

    Trying to find out what happened to my sportster I installed the battery after taking it off to charge I fired it up rode it then when I shut it off I tried to start it up again it wouldn’t turn over the electric start just winds but the motor won’t turn over

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  5. Chris Strope
    Chris Strope

    Have a 2002 dyna glide. When odometer was at 9,999 it then went to 0. Now it reads like it’s new. I got 43 miles on it now. ??

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    • Customer Service Techs
      Customer Service Techs

      We have had many bad HD speedometers but never heard of this specifically.

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    • Rick Woodcock
      Rick Woodcock

      It sounds like you are/were in trip mode. did you try to press the button on the left side of the speedometer.

      Reply
  6. Dan Parisi
    Dan Parisi

    I have a 2001 Heritage Softail. Since replacing the battery a few days ago, the speedometer no longer works. The needle sits pointing to what would be 6 oclock if it was a clock. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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  7. mikem
    mikem

    Similar problem on my 06 Road King Standard. Lot of performance mods, the motor was rebuilt bottom up about 5,000 miles ago. Mods include 95″ big bore, port, polish, and flow on the heads, Kibble-White Tulip valves triple cut seat, pop-up pistons, S&S 517 cams, Fueling Hi-Volume Oil Pump, Fueling Close Tolerance hydraulics, true-dual Cobra headers with V&H slip-on Ovals, K&N air filter, aftermarket race tuner.
    Bikes been running great. Last week going about 65mph on the freeway the bike coughed and lost all power for an instant. Then it went back to running normal. Several seconds later the same thing. This happened about 4 times than it lost power completely. Each time the speedo would drop close to zero. I coasted to the side and turned off run/kill switch and key. A quick visual showed nothing. After about 30-40 seconds turned it on, fired it up and no more issues before getting home. It was 30-35 miles of mostly freeway and it was hot (Houston summertime hot).
    I’m checking my electronics connectors, harness connectors, relays, etc. So far I’ve found corrosion on the EFI system relay. I expect more. I plan to clean all electrical connectors using an aerosol cleaner. And I expect my issue will be resolved. At least I hope so.

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  8. Dennis
    Dennis

    2001 dyna wide glide need to know what the red warning lite above the odometer on the left is all about. just bought the bike and service/owners manuals are on back order. HELLLLPPP! please. im losing some ofr the best puttin weather in months!

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  9. Raymond Safranek
    Raymond Safranek

    Hi There I Have a 2004 Harley Davidson FLHTCUI Ultra Classic Earlier today my speedometer stopped working and the bike wouldn’t idle and the auto cancel on the turn signals wouldnt work I got the bike started and went a few miles and everything started working fine and i am a little concerned can you help please
    Thank You
    Ray

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  10. Tony Dattolico
    Tony Dattolico

    Hi
    I am having issues with my 2000 heritage springer running down the road an all at once speedo goes crazy milage window goes blank an engine light comes on an bike shudders like on one cylinder an it corrects it self seems like I have been 60 miles from home an able to make it back with out a issue been to the hd shop they ran codes battery was failing it was 10 years old so I replaced also he thought regulator so I replaced still does it I went back checked codes he said coil was showing up I replaced with (genuine as all other parts ) still does it at low speeds as well as high speeds can anybody give me any other ideas I have owned this bike sincow has just about 28000 miles

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Tony. Try securing a jumper lead from your battery positive terminal and run it to the coil post that has white wire (or white with a black tracer). Remove the white wire when doing this. This isolates your ignition from your wiring harness. Ride the m/c. If the problem persists, you may have a bad ignition. If the problem is solved, you need to find a damaged wire(s) or weak connection in your harness.
      Can even be a bad ignition switch or run/off switch.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/videos/electrical/
      Note:
      When jumping voltage from Battery to coil, you will have to unplug jumper to turn bike off.
      Best to have a male & female spade connector in line with the jumper wire for quick disconnect

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  11. rita clark
    rita clark

    I have a 2002 Harley ultra glide. I have two problems. I have an issue with my hand brake light staying on and therefore my cruise won’t work. tried to adjust and even purchased new hand brake part but no solution also when I have rode for a while and the bike warms up my speedo quits working I can park and restart and it resumes working any ideas

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  12. John
    John

    This may seem silly but based on your post I had the same issue and it turned out to be the battery in my fob, my bike ran but check engine light, security light came on speedometer stopped working and I ran at reduced power. Changed FOB battery fixed everything

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    • John
      John

      My brother has an 02 Fat Boy that had the same problem, replaced fob battery and everything went back to normal also. Wondering if there’s an underlying problem and we just got lucky? His bike is completely stock with 24,000 miles on it.

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  13. gary lavendar
    gary lavendar

    03 ultra speedometer and cruse not working / will not idle while ridding when you come to stop have to keep on throttle to stay running but can cut switch and restart and will idle until start ridding but does not help on speedo or cruse – all of this happened at same time

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  14. Rick
    Rick

    My speedo issue is the odometer led readout is very hard to see on my 98 FLSTF. The backlighting is working and the numbers are working but the numbers are a light gray instead of black. I can see them if the sun is just right but barely. I’d hate to buy a new speedo and start at zero on the odometer or pay a fortune for a Harley replacement. Any ideas will be appreciated.

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  15. David
    David

    2003 FXD speedometer is stuck on 10mph. Happened after the TSM fried. Also Head light, and turn signals are not working

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  16. RS
    RS

    There was a Harley safety recall on the sensor that sends the signal to the ECM on many different models in 06 & 07. Since it’s a safety recall Harley may owe you a repair……check with your dealer for a ‘hidden’ warranty recall.

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  17. Erbirt Gentry
    Erbirt Gentry

    2010 FLSTSB speedo dead, odometer reading no CAL, was told to clean fuses, cleaned them, still no CAL, held reset button turned ignition on went to all “O” then back to no Cal what gives?

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    • Patrick Hamer
      Patrick Hamer

      No rough Idle, no stalls, everything on the console works and lights up excluding the speedo. I is dead, yet I did get the LED to partially show numbers for a few second, and that did something because I no longer get NO SPD, it stays at NO CAL, but does not Check or Ok or transfer data.

      Weird thing, I have an 05 road king, and speedo shorted out after washing it. I bought this same tach, but the model # ends with B instead of A. Same thing except for there is no KPH on MPH. I followed the install and data link to a T, and when I would ignition I’d get a NO CAL in the LCD, and then that would go away, and it was replaced with NO SPD. It would not transfer the odometer to the new odometer. I’m thinking that if your speedo stopped working, replacing it with this type of Speedo will not work due to the inability to transfer odometer reading of a broken speedo to the new speedometer. I can’t find anyone with an answer to this.

      I thought this might be an issue, as the old speedo was as if it wasn’t there because IT WAS BROKEN (insert Sam Kinison Tirade). Our shop service guy in Folsom checked with the mechanic, and “it’s okay, just follow the directions.” Engine switch on, Data Link plugged in, no go! I had the old speedo out, and was tapping it and banging it slightly, and I saw LED partially show numbers, they would immediately dim if I stopped squeezing the old gauge. Thinking the ecm possibly sensed the old speedo after doing the Fonz bang and tap on the old speedo, which seemed to allow some juice into it, so I did the transfer procedure again, and something did change this time as it just went to NO CAL, without going to NO SPD.

      I’m assuming NO SPD means it isn’t sensing a speedo. Well It stopped that, and the NO CAL shows. There is a red light blinking, but then after a bit the red light goes solid and stays on. But still it did not do the conversion.

      The trouble shooting guide for this particular NO CAL says, ”

      Copying odometer data — Gauge reads “no cal” or vin err” before starting countdown — Normal software functionality None needed. Confirm that the gauge displays percentage, “check” and “ok.” The gauge is functioning properly.”

      This part of the troubleshooting makes no logical sense. I get NO CAL, but that’s normal?? Then it says “confirm…” WTH is that?!!!!

      , but ads as long as “percentage and ok” show, which they don’t. I went ahead and plugged the new speedo into the consul to see if something happened, and the new speedo lit up beautifully, but with NO CAL or something I forget. But no odometer transfer. I’m wondering if I should ride it and go through that 31 mph countdown the document spells out.

      I’m going back down to get a speed sensor. Apparently, it could be that issue if the signal lights don’t cancel, for one sign. With the bike just leaning on the stand, it doesn’t cancel. Somebody said I had to at least lean it or move the steering for it to cancel, which I haven’t done. So, I’ll check for cancellation leaning and turning the bike. With all the forums out there only about 4 of these issues are on the net, and none of those who had the problem explained how they solved it. These speedo combo’s don’t work if your replacing a broken one. They should explain this, as there is no refund for them. They seem to only work if you are upgrading. I need to get the odometer reading back, as I’m selling. Any ideas?

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  18. George
    George

    I have a 2000 Fatboy my speedometer stays at zero and I have no mileage being recorded while riding my bike for about 20 miles everything starts working normal what can I do to fix this problem I have ready check my Speedo magnet and wiped off the metal shavings problem still occurring

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    • Eddie Burrier
      Eddie Burrier

      I have same problem, put speed sensor in but no help. Let me know if you find the problem

      Reply
  19. Randy
    Randy

    I have two issues with my 08 Dyna FXD. The speedometer doesn’t work and the turn signals do not auto cancel however everything else works fine.. I have gone through the Speedometer Self Diagnostics process with applying PSSPt code and the flashing P indicating “no rSP” and the S indicating “no rSP” also but SP indicates “u1300” which I understand is Serial Data Low but not sure if it is EFI or Instruments or TSM/TSSM and that is as for as I can get until I get a Clymer manual for my Dyna.. I just had local HD dealer replace ignition switch and the speedometer worked before.Can anyone help me with this situation?

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  20. Randy
    Randy

    PS. I have also checked the speed sensor and cleaned it to no avail and reopened the speedo to check for a short.

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  21. cruzzer
    cruzzer

    My speedometer stopped working on my 2016 at limited low the bike cuts off while I’m going down the street and I lose all power occasionally. I bought it new, should I be having this after less than 24 hours of owning my HD? I live in Ohio, we have Lemon laws here that prevent this, does this apply? Cuz I don’t know what to do, service guys are ripping apart my new bike as type FML!

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  22. Eddie Burrier
    Eddie Burrier

    have 2000 Fat boy speedo moves slightly then goes to 0 . tried a new spped sensor , no help. any suggestions.

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  23. bruce edwards
    bruce edwards

    i was ridings my

    Iwas riding my 2005 dyna wide glide when the engine light came on then bike died had no electrics at all its completely dead can you please help

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  24. Don
    Don

    I have a 2001 Heritage Softail that has been trouble free until today.
    I went to get the bike safety inspected and all was good.
    When driving away I noticed that the speedo was give very high readings at lower speeds.
    Example : in 3rd gear it was reading over 100kph . At what should read as 80 kph it showed 140 kph.
    Any suggestions will help .Thanks

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Suggest trying to clean or replace your vehicle speed sensor. It is common for this sensor to eventually fail.

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  25. Rod
    Rod

    I Have a 2000 Harley Davison Sportster Custom, speedometer stopped working. Last season the speed sensor was replaced. Worked until the end of season. Trying to determine if the Speedometer is bad or speed sensor. With the ignition on I do not have continuity on black ground wire to sensor and 9 volts on red wire to the sensor, This is leading me to believe there is a problem with the speedometer. The Dealership tells me they no longer make a speedometer for this bike. Am I on the right track? If so How or who can repair this speedometer.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Rod. Unfortunately, there is no repair for a bad Harley speedo.
      Yes, you are going about things correctly. You should have voltage on red wire out to speed sensor and continuity to ground on the black. Only other suggestion would be to check fuses and any related harness.
      A good parts guy should be able to find a replacement speedo for you through the dealer locator. Somebody has one.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/post/videos-harley/

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  26. mark benson
    mark benson

    2005 sportster roadster 1200. NO modifications. speedometer quit working. 14000 miles on bike. garage kept. after restarting bike speedometer worked. now it jumps and drops down to zero then goes back to what I think my speed is. it has been jumping all around for a few rides now. Any recommendations?????

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  27. lisa veitenheimer
    lisa veitenheimer

    we have a 2009 screaming eagle ultra classic electra glide. As we were riding on Sunday the speedometer stopped working and engine light came on. we pulled over checked oil it was fine. then we were about 5 miles from home the throttle stopped working cruised home in 3rd gear. Any suggestions to what the problem could be?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Lisa. You will have to start by checking for possible Diagnostic Trouble Codes.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/video/troubleshoot-with-harley-error-codes-008010/
      Sounds like the bike went into limp mode/power management mode.
      This commonly happens with a bad twist grip sensor. Or, the sockets/pins in the induction module plug have bad contact from vibration. This is a known issue with HD.
      Typically we replace the sockets in the induction module plug whenever we replace a TGS.
      Also, check your battery connections.

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  28. Ray McElroy
    Ray McElroy

    I have a 2001 Sportster 883 XL. My problem is similar to the original question but the M/C does not stall but feels sluggish. I was away in Myrtle Beach when it happened and I trailered the M/C back to VA. I rode around town when I returned and the problem seemed to not exist.

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  29. Rick Woodcock
    Rick Woodcock

    My 1995 FXDWG has a performance issue and a speedo’ issue that may or may not be related.
    This was an intermittent problem, but I managed to make it a real problem.
    Speedo’: Sometimes the range of the Speedo is 10 -40 MPH. What I mean by this is, three seconds after I turn on the ignition it jumps to 10MPH and stays there until I start the engine. After start it tachs up from 10 – 20 MPH, never going below 10, when I throttle up. Out on the road it will not read past 40 MPH.
    Now, this problem comes and goes – well, it used to until today when I replaced my speed sensor – now it is continuous.
    There is a severe performance issue associated with this speedo’ thing. Back when it would come-and-go I could be cruising just fine at 60, for example, and suddenly start to feel jolting hesitations or misses and hear pops. I’d look down and see the speedo’ showing 40MPH. I could pull over and cycle the ignition off then on and I would start running fine again. I started by cleaning the speed sensor. That is what turned it into a hard-fail problem (no more intermittent. problem is here to stay). Other than at idle it runs like crap. Sounds like rapid gunfire when accelerating, especially from a stop. So I installed a new speed sensor today and the problem persists.
    I have not changed the transmission oil.
    I have no intake leaks.
    Plugs are black.
    Fuel flow seems to be OK.
    When It was running good it was running great.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Rick. A 1995 FXDWG should have a speedo drive & speedo cable.
      Will have to assume that you, at some point, changed your transmission, or transmission trap door to 96 & newer; along with a speedo upgrade.
      The speedo movement that you describe sounds like a bad speedometer, not a bad sensor.
      Sounds like your performance issue is electrical.
      Start by performing a full charging system test.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/video/charging-system-diagnosis-002187/
      Inspect your ignition switch and circuit breakers. Look for a possible dead short.
      You can try isolating your ignition system from the rest of your harness-
      Remove the wire that powers your coil from the coil (usually white). Run a small jumper wire from the battery positive terminal in its place.
      If the bike runs good this way, your ignition is fine and you will need to pin point a short in your harness.
      If it still runs poorly, you may have a failing ignition or the issue is fuel related.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/videos/electrical/

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      • DAVID
        DAVID

        The 1995 FXDWG does not have a speedo drive or speedo cable. It is electronic. I own a 95 FXDWG and I work on it myself. The performance issues are your charging system. I had to replace my stator, rotor, voltage regulator and main breaker. Now it runs perfect, but I am having speedometer issues.

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  30. Kenny Rose
    Kenny Rose

    I put new grips on my 2017 Road King Special runs great but the check engine light won’t go out

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  31. Randy
    Randy

    I have a 2003 Ultra Classic. Riding this morning and stop at a store. I get back on my bike took off and noticed the speedometer showing 30 mph when I know I am doing 60 or better ? Bad speed sensor ?

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  32. kurtis Hawver
    kurtis Hawver

    i have a 2015 Harley Davidson sportster 48 and one day it starter sputtering and popping when i accelerated now i cant even accelerate because it spits and sputters until it dies and it started backfiring out of the throttle body

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  33. Devin
    Devin

    I have a 2011 Fat Boy Lo and this morning while riding to work the instrument cluster died on me twice. The lights on it went out and the speedo dropped to 0. The engine continued running and I still had my headlight and taillight working. The cluster would go out for a few seconds, then come back on with the security light on solid. Then the security light would go out and back to normal. I did notice my headlight dimming slightly but nothing major. This happened before a few days ago. Didn’t think much of it, got home and checked my battery connections and everything was tight. Just wondering what I need to look at next. Thanks.

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  34. Steve Bleckman
    Steve Bleckman

    It is a sending unit. I had a 2007 road king that did the same thing. I believe it was a speedometer sending unit. Mine did not die but it was difficult to keep running at a stop sign. Speedometer would quit and neutral or 6 speed would not register.

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  35. Darren
    Darren

    I had the exact same problem…it ended up being the speedo sensor on the back of the gear box … bit hard to get to, had to take the back wheel off to access properly, haven’t had an issue since.

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  36. Tim
    Tim

    Try to resolve 2002 HD Road King bogging down issue after motor heats up, speedometer bounces to 0 runs really rough till motor cools off, it never acts up when I take in for service, any suggestions?

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  37. Steve
    Steve

    Have 2010 FLHTP. When cruising speedo will randomly drop to lower speed and sometimes zero. Motor may surge slightly but does not quit. Cuts off cruise control. Does not happen every ride although seems to be getting worse.

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  38. Vinny
    Vinny

    2003 Dyna Low rider Speedometer Issues…..Here’s the symptoms…..When cold or cool here in Florida…..Startup ‘Normal” Speedometer lights up…..odometer shows mileage….until rpms are increased…..Speedometer stays at “0” and odometer display goes blank…..Engine and Security lights go on…after getting “Up to Speed” ….anything over 20 mph……Pull in the Clutch to coast and let the rpms get down to around 1000 rpms and the Speedometer and Odometer come back while coasting with the clutch pulled in…increasing the rpms with the clutch pulled in and the Speedometer goes to “0” and the Odometer display flashes different symbols and the Engine and Security come back on…..after riding for about 25 to 30 miles….the Odometer starts flashing and the Speedometer needle starts bouncing, after a few more minutes….The Engine light and Security lights go out and the Speedometer goes back to “Normal”…..but the Battery gets hot….like 170 degree hot…..Tested battery which is only a month old….battery is not the issue…..Replaced the speed sensor on the tranny and found an OEM Speedometer with the same part # and still have the same symptoms…. can anyone help point me in the right direction to resolve this issue…my mechanic is out of town for the next 3 weeks and Our Local Harley Dealer mechanics are less than desired….just curious if anyone has or had the same symptoms and what was the correction?…..Any help or Information would be greatly appreciated…….Thanks in Advance…..

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  39. Peter Chaffe
    Peter Chaffe

    I have a weird one! Dyna 2011 FXDC

    Odometer counting up about twice speed

    Rest of speedo working fine

    Any ideas?

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  40. WHEELS
    WHEELS

    IM HAVING ISSUES ON MY 2013 HARLEY DAVIDSON DYNAWIDEGLIDE.I UPGRADED TO A HARLEY DAVIDSON MULTI FUNCTION COMBO TACH SPEEDO GAS GAGE TIME,… IT HAS BEIN GIVING ME FALSE EMPTY TANK AND ENGINE TROUBLE LIGHT,LOW ON OIL LIGHTS ETC ,IVE DISCONNECTEDTHE BATTERY AND WAited 5 min to turn on no lkuck ive also replaced the unit with the original speedometer still it dosnt work.but i must let you know i have had previouse electrical issues from rubbing out the rear wireing from bottoming out if im rideing 2 up i swapped to 13 and a half inch rear shocks wich i thought would somewhat cure that issue but not that i have a heavy passenger ,i dont what i do haveis a stage 4 screeming eagle race application built engine sure it goes good but ive a 92 fxr that is a dream but the wideglide dyna hits the cool factor with out having to go hard tail.anyways ive bein trouble shooting and rewireing the back end but ive never had this issue my fp3 tuner is telling me i have no compretion in my front cylindewr and my signal blinker has sped up aswell as all these false reeding on gauge .is there a way to correct these or should i rewire the back fender again and re instal the highend tach speedo and clean all conections once again and hopfor the best,any direction would be appreciated thanks vancouver east tim !

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  41. tim aka wheels
    tim aka wheels

    i have an issue with my drive line ive upgraded my engine somewhat and since ive snapped spokes broken beltss and now i get a tugging feeling when i hit the power to it its not like ive bein raceing it but i do cut it loose ocasionaly but now its as if its missing teeth but ive inspected the rear pulley and belt and they are fine but im unable to check the front pulley ,im at a point that im thinking of changeing to a chain drive convertion i also have a 7 inch rear wheel and i have 10 inches clearene between my rear fender i was wondering if i could run this wheel on my 2013 dynawideglide and wha would the tire size be and how much if any would i need on a 2013 dynawideglide be it currently has a 5 inch hub width with a 180 tire thanks

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  42. John P. Doub III
    John P. Doub III

    Thanks for the help .. look forward to next month and see what new information about the old hogs to make my riding more like living .. I’m not sure it could make it any more like living as I do love to ride

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  43. Terry
    Terry

    I have a 2000 Ford Rd., King custom spent on birth builder zero head no longer functions would it be a sending unit

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  44. David J Hughes
    David J Hughes

    NB Ticket 17285 I have a 2016 Triglide and it does the same thing? As stated above. I disconnected the battery to clear the codes and it helped a bit (if that’s possible). But after doing it yesterday I got it home and ran the codes and there were NONE?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Dear David,

      Thank you for your patience. In regards to your question-

      Suggest thoroughly inspecting your harness & connections.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/video/welcome-to-fix-my-hog-electrical-002169/

      I hope this helps!

      Sincerely,

      Mark
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  45. Albert Estrella
    Albert Estrella

    I have the same problem on my Suzuki TL 1000 R. Some days the bike will start up and sone days the battery will be dead. I’ll jump start the bike and it will start but it’s not that easy. Once it’s running the cluster will go out of control and then it goes to zero. The bike Will run like crap then it stalls out. Can anyone help me out? Thanks

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  46. KennyW
    KennyW

    NB Ticket 17846 1997 Dyna Superglide Odometer issues. Only Trip odometer works, and only if you push the button in the back twice will it update the trip odometer reading. Start of at zero, drive 3 miles, hit the reset button twice, the odometer will then show 3 miles. Drive 3 more, you have to press the button again twice to see 6 miles. When you hit he button once, the odometer goes blank, instead of showing the total bike mileage. Any ideas?? Thanks, Kenny in Ct.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Dear Kenny,

      Thank you for your patience. In regards to your question-

      Unfortunately, that can only be a bad speedometer.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/video/simplifying-electricity-002170/

      I hope this helps!

      Sincerely,

      Mark
      Fix My Hog Video Membership

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  47. gordon
    gordon

    NB Ticket 18586 My 2015 1690 brake out. the speedo has stopped working revs ok, indicators work however don’t self cancel out, have to press the button again to cancel also when I shut throttle off closed the engine will stall / stop then have to restart which is ok.
    it is due a service which is 2000 miles over due to my work load getting time off.
    when I shut the throttle or close down I use to get some sort of life in or from the motor so I have to keep it open a bit to keep it running?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Dear Gordon,

      Thank you for your patience. In regards to your question-

      Sounds like you may have more than 1 issue going on.
      Suggest starting by checking for possible stored diagnostic trouble codes. A stored code(s) will start you in the right direction.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/video/how-to-search-fix-my-hog-008641/

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  48. Cheryl A Knudson
    Cheryl A Knudson

    NB Ticket 18623 Took a 1100 mile trip with my 2014 trike, worked fine the whole trip. Got home washed it and let it sit outside all day. When my husband got on it to move it in the shed my dash lights wouldn’t work at all. All turn signals work just nothing on the dashboard works. Anyone know what to do with this problem?

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  49. brian dosdall
    brian dosdall

    NB Ticket 18827 Good morning–I have a 1999 sportster sport–changed battery last year–tach needle quit working,but it is getting power–back light ok–when I get to a little higher rpm the tach needle will slowly move backwards–like a vibration issue– any help would be appreciated–thank you

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  50. Roger
    Roger

    I have a 2014 Street Glide that I purchased two years ago. Bought it from a dealer with 8000 and change miles on it. Last fall the local Harley dealer did work on it an recorded 10,000 and change. One day this summer I looked at the speedo and it said I have 28,000 and change. I am not a big rider so no way. I call the Harley dealer to ask if they have seen this before. Nope, any ideas ?

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  51. watsonerika05
    watsonerika05

    My bike is a 2007 L1200 Sportster, just had second seat frame work done. Head & running lights work, but blinkers stopped working and Speedo & Odemeter go on & off

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    • watsonerika05
      watsonerika05

      I didn’t get an owners manual with bike & fuse configurations would help, as something might’ve gotten frayed or shorted during seat frame work.

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  52. shawn lee
    shawn lee

    I too was having problems with the speedo not working. What I found was very suprising. Under the speedo cover is a lange blacl plug with about 10-12 wires,most black but three wires that light up the speedo. I found the wires to be crimped and broken in the harness that goes around the front of the gas tank and under it. I cut the plactic sleeve to access the wire,connectes the wires together and have no problems. I hope this helps someone. I have a 97 wide glide.

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  53. Lamar
    Lamar

    i have a 2003 roadking that runs fine for ten minutes or so then dies. I still have power but the engine will not fire until it cools off and then runs another ten minutes. I have replaced the coil, ignition module and voltage regulator. cant find any loose connections either.

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  54. Jason Murphy
    Jason Murphy

    NB Ticket 21933 ‘01 Sportster. Odometer and tripmeter work, but speedometer doesn’t. Is this a speed sensor issue?

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  55. Mark Taylor
    Mark Taylor

    Sportster 1200 custom. Runs normal for awhile ten the speedo bounces from speed to zero and the oil and engine light come on. happens for 30 seconds or so then it goes back to normal. after a bit it does it again. I have checked the battery terminals, all connections are good. Oil is good as well as trans fluid. Does anybody else have the same problem? the bike has 14000 miles on it.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Dear Mark,

      Thank you for your patience. In response to your question-

      Sounds like you are losing power. You need to be absolutely positive that your ground cable is tight at the battery and at the case.
      On your model XL, the ground cable must be secured to the case last. If you are only connecting and disconnecting the ground cable at the battery, it will loosen when sliding the battery into position.
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  56. Terry Wakeland
    Terry Wakeland

    my 06 sporty battery will not take a charge (less than two years new from Harley) and when I hook up the charger/tender my speedometer appears to be trying to go backwards below 0 ????? and is making a sound.

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  57. Alan Richter
    Alan Richter

    My 02 Dyna had an issue with the ignition switch last year and took a while to get a new one. Put the new one on this spring and turned the key, all good. Hit the switch and it turned over but I didn’t have the manual choke pulled out. Pulled the choke, hit the switch and all dash lights went on and nothing! I put the trickle charge on all winter and battery was fine but now I have all dash lights on but the start switch does nothing! Help?

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  58. Arthur Sammons
    Arthur Sammons

    I have a 2014 FXDC Superglide. While riding the engine cut out at low revs. It restarted immediately, I then noticed the speedometer was not working and the indicators were not cancelling. Thereafter, whenever I slowed up for slow corners, the engine would cut out. I am able to restart every time. Please help!

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  59. Chuck Tabares jr
    Chuck Tabares jr

    I did notice my turn signals don’t cancel out after making a turn. I did have a set of 10”mini apes installed.my bike is a 08 street glide.

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  60. Anthony Troy
    Anthony Troy

    I just bought 03 fat boy went to go out the fuel pump light that comes on an all dash lights an speedometer not work ran lousy to heard the fuel pump cycle though after started drove no gauges changed all fuses trying to locate the relays but so far don’t really know.

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  61. EDUARDO FERNANDEZ VILLAR
    EDUARDO FERNANDEZ VILLAR

    My bike is FLSTF- Fat Boy 2000, and i have the same troubleshot. I wish to repair through the same used protocol.
    thanks

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  62. bob
    bob

    Had same problem on 07 FLHRS, dealer had it 3 times, couldn’t find anything. I changed the KILL switch and housing, and it never happened again.

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  63. Chris
    Chris

    My speedometer on my FLHTUI does not record the correct MPH. Anyone have any ideas on correcting this issue?

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