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post #1 of 5 Old Mar 8th, 2015, 2:51 pm Thread Starter
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2005 R 1200 ST Speedo switch

Hey all, my father unfortunately passed away late January, and left behind a 2005 R 1200 ST. He had taken it apart to fix the rear brake master cylinder, but lost the use of his hands (at least for German mechanical activities) and was not able to get it together before he passed. I put it together, and everything is fine, aside from the speedo not functioning. I read in his Haynes manual that part of the process he just underwent involves unplugging the rear wheel speed sensor "somewhere under the seat". Well... the photo does me no good, and I can't locate what is unplugged anywhere. Anybody have any direction? Is it hiding behind a piece of tuperware rather than directly under the seat?

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Re: 2005 R 1200 ST Speedo switch

Just follow the wire ( I know not much help) but here are a few pictures to point you in the right direction. Based on the length of the harness I would suspect under the seat along one of the frame rails.
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Re: 2005 R 1200 ST Speedo switch

Alrighty, pulled off the tupperware on the right side. Took some pics, couldn't locate anything unplugged, so it could be a bad sensor. Could anyone point me in the right direction if I am missing something?
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Re: 2005 R 1200 ST Speedo switch

OK. Start here - item #9 is the sensor. Follow the harness back up to the middle of the bike. If it is connected then the issue is something else. There should not have been a reason to pull this off to work on the brakes so it may be something else. Oh and I am sorry for your loss.
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Re: 2005 R 1200 ST Speedo switch

Thanks, and thanks.

The only reason I am heading down this road is the Haynes manual stated to unplug the harness "below the seat", so somewhere down there I am expecting to find the spot where it connects to something else that my dad must have missed during reassembly. Again, I think it makes little sense to unplug that myself, but the book said it... so I am guessing it was done.
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