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Speedo not working '06 Kungpin

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  1. Motorbikerx

    Motorbikerx Well-Known Member

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    Noticed my Speedo isn't working today, filled bike with juice and set trip back to OOOO
    Noticed needle on 0 speed....
    Odometer on 10.4 so it was working for ten miles...still lit up and still holding total miles and trip reading.
    Guessing speed sensor.
    I'll try unplugging and squirting some contact cleaner on the connections.
    If that don't work ...any ideas?
     
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    I think that KP doesn't like the land down under. Keeps throwing fits.
     
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    Missing her owner no doubt
    Just picked up my lady and speedo kicked back in for 7 miles...started to waver, then died again...
    I've bought a GPS Speedo for my LandRover and will fit it to the KP if need be.
    Anyway we are now at Mo's Desert Clubhouse for six hours of psychedelic rock , 6 bands .Groovy place, ain't been here before.
    Snug in the middle of an industrial area... Endless Valley are about to fire up!
     
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    Just settling into her new home,
    Hope he's not missing her as much as she's missing him.
    Being upside down messes with her Flux capacitor at times I think.
     
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    Sounds like a goofy connection if comes n goes, I’d recheck the import places work as you’ve already proven they do halfazz work. Just keep her under 88mph and all will be ok
     
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    IF ... it turns out that you suspect the sensor...
    IT MAY BE that this one is identical to the victory part.
    It is only $65 for the 4-wheeler part.

    NOTE: I am guessing. I came across this only AFTER buying the genuine victory part.

    it seems like the way they work is that the metal tip of the sensor must be a certain distance from the target spinning around the wheel. It sends a digital on off signal as the wheel turns. So... it is not (to my knowledge) an 'analog' signal of different values, just on and off. It must have the correct connector and must fit in the receptacle.

    PERHAPS someone out there might give this thing a try and report back. Just take yours to polaris 4-wheeler store, give them this part number and compare it to the one you took off your bike to compare it with? It would be a nice alternative. From the pics, I determine that the wire is longer but otherwise a perfect fit.

    Again, not at all sure, I bought an OEM, but... it was $140.

    Note that the advert lists the POLARIS parts it references, so, that might be the number you give the polaris dealer at the parts counter. If A=B and B=C then... A=C

    speedo sending unit for polaris... looks the same!
    Sportsman 500 Speedometer Sensor – Quad Logic
     
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    Had the same thing happen to an '06 Hammer, the speed sensor seems to die a slow ugly death on the '06 and '07s. Wound up talking Bikestrippers in Florida into selling me one off an engine they had on Ebay. $125 later I was good to go again.
    Rylan was making up a work around, don't know if he ever wound up making a kit. Contact him and see what he's got to say.
     
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    Interesting find, hope someone will give it a try.
     
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    I think if the connector plug and the head of the sensor are the same size, it would work. I went to mfg wholesaler site to see that there is a somewhat limited variety of sizes for sale. No mention is made of 'range' or frequency. More like a spark plug, gotta fit in the hole and have a certain gap and connection plug. I think if at the polaris parts counter, with a caliper, a person could decide before laying down the cash.
     
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    Are there any markings on the sensor? Say from Bosch?
     
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    DSC_1522.JPG DSC_1522.JPG Here are pics of the NEW one, still in the package.
    Note the handwritten 1919 with a marker on the mounting end.

    I would take it out of the package and measure accurately except.... I am not 100% SURE I actually need this. I am doing a minor teardown on my 2002 Victory V92C deluxe. I just bought it on line and it needed TLC. So, it is up on a jack, awaiting for the shop to do some things I cannot do myself including new fork seals and wheel bearings and bending some parts on the muffler back into place.

    SYMPTOM: during the test ride before teardown, the speedometer needle wobbled back and forth. People say either bad connection or bad sensor. I sorta wanna clean up the connection on reassembly befor taking this out of the new package. I have not yet taken the old one out.
     

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    Spent some time talking to sensor solutions awhile back, they're manufacturers not retailers. I was told that if sent a dead one in they could probably make one if they didn't already. Then they quoted me a price, can't remember what it was, but, it was enough that I put it out of mind.
    Have since sold my '06s and '07, currently doing a rebuild on a '13 Judge with a blown transmission. Between being old and procrastinating not to mention I just bought a '95 Buell S2 Thunderbolt and have been riding/working on it. The Judge is making slow progress for now.
    Need to get busy on it 'cause neither Buell is a cruiser, but they sure are fun.
     
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    Slow progress = progress!
    NEED is a very strong word! : ^ )
     
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    Hmmm. I've gone through a couple speedos on eBaH. Now I use Waze and other vehicles to guess my speed. I'd like to get this one working again. Time to check out what's going on ;)
     

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