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I bought a New 2006 FXD last September and was crusing down the road
and the speedo dropped to zero. This happened with about 200 miles on
the new bike. It stayed on zero just a few seconds and then worked fine.
Later after 500 or so miles the same thing happened.....speedo fell from
60 mph down to zero....stayed inop for about 10 seconds then all is fine.
This has happened many, many times now and I have noticed that if the
speedo goes to zero and I am in town at low speed and I stop at stop light
or stop sign the idle is way low and the engine will die. Seems like low
voltage or something electrical. I hope to get it to the HD shop for the
transmission recall next month and I hope they can fix this problem also.
Anyone have any ideas on this problem.
Thanks,
Bill
 

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Bill, you probably have a bad speed sensing unit. It also feeds the ECU which explains the idle problem. Dealer should find it with codes and cover it under warranty.
In the mean time, take a look around the transmission and engine and make sure everything looks tight electrically. Two, get yourself a service manual, even if you don't wrench.
Three, introduce yourself in the new member thread so we can properly greet you!

Welcome to the forum!!!
 

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Speed sensor. I've replace two of them and had the exact same symtoms as you. Warranty will cover it.
 

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Speedometer goes to zero

Thanks Marvin for the reply. I'll get to the HD dealer next month and get it
replaced. What a good forum.
Thanks,
Bill
 

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06 88 said:
Thanks Marvin for the reply. I'll get to the HD dealer next month and get it
replaced. What a good forum.
Thanks,
Bill
I wouldn't wait to long it will eventually become unrideable. It's only a 5 minute deal to change it but they will of course want to run a diagnostic check to justify changing it. They are around $50 to buy and do yourself but your warranty will cover it. I've been told that you can sometime take them out and clean them off and they work again but I haven't found that to be the case. You are right this is a great forum.
 

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marvin4239 said:
I wouldn't wait to long it will eventually become unrideable.
Marvin,

Why do you say it will become unrideable?

My speed sensor failed (exact same symptoms) outside of Winnamuca Nevada and I rode it all the way home to VA.

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wyo
 

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I had it happen twice the first time it got where it wouldn't run below about 2,500 rpm. Made pretty hard to negotiate traffic. Second time the symptoms weren't as bad but I fixed it immediately before they got worse. Doesn't make sense you'd think it would work or not work but thats not what I experienced.
 

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I took my '06 FXD with the speedometer problem to the dealer last Monday
to get the recall and the speedometer fixed. I picked it up Wednesday.
The recall was done and the speedometer worked fine for 40 miles and
then it went to acting like it did before the repair....falls to zero. They said
they replaced the speed sensor. I took it back to the dealer yesterday
and hopefully they can get it repaired. Really a pain with no speedometer.
Marvin maybe I have two bad sensors also.
 

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I picked up my bike this afternoon. Speedometer was bad and they
replaced it under warranty. I have about 110 miles on it and all
works fine. Thanks Harley in Jackson, Mississippi.....
 
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