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Speedometer stop working

I have a 2008 Vulcan 900 custom. I was riding home and all the sudden my speedometer stopped working. The lights and gas gauge seems to function just fine along with the clock and what not. I looked and didnít see any sensors or cables going to the front and back brake so where in the hell is the speedo cable. I also looked online at the bikes parts list and couldnít find a part number on bike bandit. Any help would be appreciated.


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The wire that connects the speedometer to the speed sensor is part if the wiring harness so you can't see it per se , the speed sensor is located at the back of the engine behind the coolant resevoir, try checking if the conector on the sensor came loose.
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The wire that connects the speedometer to the speed sensor is part if the wiring harness so you can't see it per se , the speed sensor is located at the back of the engine behind the coolant resevoir, try checking if the conector on the sensor came loose.


Iíll take a look now


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The wire that connects the speedometer to the speed sensor is part if the wiring harness so you can't see it per se , the speed sensor is located at the back of the engine behind the coolant resevoir, try checking if the conector on the sensor came loose.




I donít see anything behind it.



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I believe I have found it. Itís on the right hand side crank case and it apparently leads under the seat where it connects to some module.


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You have to take the plastic tank off . so you can look at the back of the engine, if I can figure out how to sen you a picture I will send it to you , or you can try and get the service manual on line
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You have to take the plastic tank off . so you can look at the back of the engine, if I can figure out how to sen you a picture I will send it to you , or you can try and get the service manual on line


Iíll start looking for a service manual. If you could figure out pictures that would be great.


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The sensor is mounted directly on the back of the crankcase , that module you have I think is to correct the speedometer's reading , that is usually 5% off , now there is where you should start try removing that module and take it from there,still trying to figure out the pictures LOL
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The sensor is mounted directly on the back of the crankcase , that module you have I think is to correct the speedometer's reading , that is usually 5% off , now there is where you should start try removing that module and take it from there,still trying to figure out the pictures LOL






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There you go !
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