Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Just saw this post.
It may be that the needle got loose on it's stem and moved. You have to remove the front face of the instrument cluster to pull it off and re-position it. You need to re-position it with the ignition on to be sure it is in the correct position. Not sure that is the problem though.
It was not mentioned what year bike it is. Pre-'02 used the speed sensor on the final drive. But, failure of the sensor, or shorted wire will not cause the problem shown. The sensor only sends a pulse train of around 1 volt to the speedo board. The system uses pulse counting for the ODO, and a digital train converted to analog to drive the speedo. No pulse train, no speedo/odo action of any kind.
It may be that something on the speedo board has failed, causing the converted digital to analog voltage to the speedo meter movement to go high and stay there.
The sensor is only one channel.
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