Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: Intermittent Speedometer
What year LT?
If it is pre 2002, there is a well known, and easily fixed problem. The speed sensor wire from the speed sensor on the final drive unit is zip tied to the brake line, and at the front of the rubber section, near the swing arm pivot, the wire gets cut on the metal ferrule it is zip tied to.
Remove the small fairing piece in front of the right side case, and you can see it. Cut away the insulation, solder in a short jumper, wrap it with a split piece of rubber hose to prevent future cuts, zip tie it back, and ride.
If the bike is 2002 or later, the speed sensor is part of the ABS system, so this fix does not apply.
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