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  • Speedometer issues

    Posted by Rick on May 20, 2023 at 10:18 am

    Hi there I am new to the forum but I have a 2017 victory Vegas and I been having a problem with my speedometer, the needle sometimes get stuck at 60 when stopped and when riding will go to 120 then when I come to a stop goes back and stays at 60. I reset it by turning the key off then turn the key on and it slowly goes back to 0, I have had it at the dealership many times for this issue I gave them a video of it and they can not find a problem, I was just wondering if anyone else has come across this and maybe has a solution

    Rylan replied 3 days, 13 hours ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Rick

    Member
    May 20, 2023 at 10:54 am

    I forgot to mention they replaced the speed sensor and it did not solve the problem

  • Rylan

    Administrator
    May 22, 2023 at 4:39 am

    If another person has already tried all the obvious stuff, then I won’t have any ideas sorry.

    Well, I have ideas, but they are guaranteed to lead you on a wild goose chase. Weird, one-off issues like this that are not common or known won’t be easily solved by the internet guessing game. For example: I would have suggested a speed sensor first – but someone’s already tried that. If you demand I guess again, then I’ll blurt out “new speedometer” just to have something to offer.

    My next guess would be my fallback guess: Someone has messed the bike up with poor quality aftermarket parts and shoddy workmanship. For example: some cheesy aftermarket chrome cover has rubbed a partial hole in the wire harness and it now shorting out your speed circuit. Because this isn’t an inherent, known issue with this bike, it gets left out of my idea list, but is easily discovered when you get down and take a close look.

  • Rick

    Member
    May 22, 2023 at 11:10 am

    Thank you for the reply and giving me some ideas to think about, I going to go through the wiring harness to check for any damage or if its shorting out to ground somewhere and maybe double check the plug connections in the headlight housing

  • Jeff

    Member
    May 10, 2024 at 3:31 pm

    I have a 2017 High-Ball with the exact same problem. Acts normal most of the time. Once every few rides the speedometer randomly chooses a new “zero setting” around 40-60 mph and stays that way until you stop and shut the bike off. When you turn the ignition key back on the speedometer re-zero’s itself and works fine until the next time. I saw on-line that some 16 or 17 speedometers got replaced under warranty but I’m not sure if that was the same problem. Too late for that anyway. And yes, the speed sensor was replaced by the dealer (not a Polaris shop) before I bought it.

  • Rylan

    Administrator
    May 14, 2024 at 6:38 am

    I would say it is probably the speedometer itself.