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Speedo jumping around

So this is a weird one. I noticed that sometimes my speedometer randomly jumps up to a much higher speed than I am actually going. Like, I am going about 20-30, and it suddenly jumps to 50-60, then back down to what I am actually doing. It happens very briefly and intermittently. Is this more likely to be an electrical problem, or a problem with the hub speed sensor? In a month or two I am going to replace the tires on this thing, so I'll be taking both wheels off then. Should I just order a replacement sensor before then and swap it anyways? Or should I start looking for electrical gremlins now?
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Yes it sounds like the magnet sensor in the front wheel. Be careful because they are different on the Volusia VS C50. If you search you should find posts here which contain the correct part numbers and hints

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I hate it when my speedo jumps around!



I'd agree that it's probably the sensor in the front wheel.
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Whiskey, how did you get that video of me? Haha

Is it ok to let this go for a month or two or should I be taking care of this ASAP? Is it a safety issue or just a convenience one?
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It's only a safety issue if not knowing how fast your going will endanger you. Personally I never looked at the speedometer on my C50 since it's basically sitting in your lap. The only other downside I can think of is if you use the tripmeter to figure out how much gas you have left. I think the wheel sensor is used for it. I could be wrong on that.

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Yeah I do use the trip meter, the fuel gauge is always blinking empty. I am not inclined to fix that since I read that they are very inaccurate anyways. Currently it only jumps around a little bit and then settles, so I think for now it’s ok. I guess I’ll wait until I go for the new tires or if it gets really bad. Thanks!
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The fuel gauge is always flashing empty? There's a good chance the two are related if that's the case. Could be the instrument cluster itself going bad.

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Could be. Though the fuel gauge was always a thing, while the speedo jumping started only recently. Could be a loose connection I guess.
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I had that issue when my ground wire was cracked. Replaced the ground cable, soldered a new connector onto it, reattached to frame and all was good!
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I had that issue when my ground wire was cracked. Replaced the ground cable, soldered a new connector onto it, reattached to frame and all was good!
Which ground wire was that?
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