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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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? about speed sensor

I have the intermittent speedometer issue & tried the fix with the unit in the fuel tank but it didn't work. I've read that the issue is then attributed to the speed sensor. So my question is this: will a speed sensor from a 2007 XV1700 work on a 2000 XV1600?

The reason I'm asking is because I found a used one for the 1700 and I am hesitant to call the dealer on one for the 1600 because I have a feeling the dealer price will be through the freaking roof!
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what issue are you talking about? how it reads 10% higher than your actual speed? what fix are you talking about?

there are relatively cheep units you can find online that should correct this

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Re: ? about speed sensor

The intermittent issue where it sometimes works & sometimes doesn't. Also the odometer, trip meters & fuel gauge. The fix is taking the unit out of the fuel tank, bending some contact prongs & cleaning the contacts. You can find all that by googling. I'm no my phone so I can't provide much more now.

Anyway, I swapped speedos with my buddy & mine works on his but his doesn't work on mine. So it's likely the sensor.

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This is the issue I was referring to:

http://roadstarclinic.com/component/...,13/id,483257/

And this is the fix I tried (2nd post down the page):

http://roadstarclinic.com/component/...limitstart,10/

So back to my original question: Will the sensor from a 2007 XV1700 work on a 2000 XV1600?

Thanks!
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the speed sensor only works when the bike is in 5th gear. i would take a look at the plug under the speedo cover. make sure all connections are good. Electrical spray to clean the plugs on the electrical connections might help. www.VSOC-eastanglia.org.uk/xv1600.pdf this is the service manual for a 99 R* Hope this helps out. Dee
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-27-2013, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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Hey, appreciate your response!

I replaced the speed sensor with a new one & it works fine now!

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