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XLH883 Speedo calibration problem

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Tech Talk' started by kas, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. kas

    kas New Member

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    Because of doing something stupid, I had to replace the speedometer on my wife's 1995 XLH883 Hugger. I picked up a replacement kit, PN 67037-96C, from my local dealer. With only six wires to splice in the new speedo, the installation was fairly easy. As per the instructions, I cleared the codes and it appeared to work OK. However, after getting it on the road, my wife noticed it reads around 13 MPH low throughout the whole range. Trip meter reads low too. The dealer tested it on the bench and he said it checks out OK. At this point we're scratching our heads. The bike is stock, no mods to tires, etc. Any ideas?

    Ken
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    Slimjim Active Member

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    You can't get away with saying you did something stupid without saying what you did. ;) Someone will chime in pretty soon with some suggestions.
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    kas New Member

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    I dropped something on it and broke the glass.

    Ken
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    is it setup for KPH?
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    kas New Member

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    MYSTERY SOLVED. Upon futher troubleshooting and research, the dealer discovered that they sold me the wrong one. The correct PN is 67037-95D. The one provided was for a '96 and apparently the gear ratio was changed that year which would account for the speedo being off on my '95.

    Ken
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    Hard to trust those parts guy when they can't even read the part numbers correctly.
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    chucktx Moderator Staff Member

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    your lucky.....when i get my parts, they ask me if i want fries with that..............
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    :roflmao:ya some of the dealers around are getting some way young counter people thought one was Auto zone still had a red shirt :eek:

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