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Default Speedometer issue

My xl1200c has a needle that bounces after shutting down. It is fine while riding. This may have been due to a child moving the battery charger from 12 to 24 volts accidentally.

I was unplugging the fuse to stop this. I guess I forgot one day and blew out the speedometer.

I have the electrical diagnostic manual on order, but does anyone have any ideas. Has anyone seen this?
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So the manual arrived. Not much help there.

After some time fiddling with everything I've fixed the problem. Other then multiple stored codes it seems the real problem was the battery not having a full twelve volts. Ten year old battery replaced and it seems to work well.
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it seems the real problem was the battery not having a full twelve volts. Ten year old battery replaced and it seems to work well.
This is the reason we recommend battery & ground checks as the first step for any electrical problems:

When you're having issues with the electrical system, use this Sportsterpedia section about
checking the battery cables, voltages and grounds - DO THIS BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...place_to_start



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