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Just got my Boulevard 2006 C50. After riding a while I have realized that the odometer needle gets stuck around 65-75 when decelerating on exit from the highways and then takes a while to move back to lower speeds before climbing back again as I get back to speed for local roads. Driving me nuts as sometimes I do not really know what speed I am doing.

This might be an often asked question, but is this a common issue...if so can it be fixed with simple tools or does the motorcycle need to be taken to the dealer. I have read that the needle is pretty easy part to break and worried that if I try to poke around myself might end up doing that.
 

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Just got my Boulevard 2006 C50. After riding a while I have realized that the odometer needle gets stuck around 65-75 when decelerating on exit from the highways and then takes a while to move back to lower speeds before climbing back again as I get back to speed for local roads. Driving me nuts as sometimes I do not really know what speed I am doing.

This might be an often asked question, but is this a common issue...if so can it be fixed with simple tools or does the motorcycle need to be taken to the dealer. I have read that the needle is pretty easy part to break and worried that if I try to poke around myself might end up doing that.
I threw "ODOmeter Needle"into search, and came up with similar questions, but not exactly as you describe. You may want to look through just to familiarize yourself with the Odo set-up and how it works. And, hopefully someone who, unlike me, knows something about this will come along! :wayhappy:
 

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Take the speedo apart (very easy) and pry up on the center of the needle gently with a fork. It is probably just pushed on a little too much and is catching on the raised indicators. I had the same prob.
 

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Since when does an odometer have a needle?
Speedometer needle?

My gas tank is flat and my tires are running low on gas.....
My seat needs a tune up and my valves make my arse tires.....
 
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Since when does an odometer have a needle?
Speedometer needle?

My gas tank is flat and my tires are running low on gas.....
My seat needs a tune up and my valves make my arse tires.....
What would call it. Mr. Smarty Pants..:biglaugh:
 

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Since when does an odometer have a needle?
Speedometer needle?

My gas tank is flat and my tires are running low on gas.....
My seat needs a tune up and my valves make my arse tires.....

lol..i agree...should have mentioned it as speedometer :wayhappy:
 

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I would think the sensor magnet in the front wheel might be your problem.
Thanks for the tip. Ended up taking the motorcycle to the dealer from whom i purchased it. since it has been less than a week since my purchase, they told me that it was the sensor and they would order a replacement part and fix it for me free of charge...now just waiting for them to call me once they have the replacement sensor from suzuki.
 

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Thanks for the tip. Ended up taking the motorcycle to the dealer from whom i purchased it. since it has been less than a week since my purchase, they told me that it was the sensor and they would order a replacement part and fix it for me free of charge...now just waiting for them to call me once they have the replacement sensor from suzuki.
Great:wayhappy:
 

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Thanks for the tip. Ended up taking the motorcycle to the dealer from whom i purchased it. since it has been less than a week since my purchase, they told me that it was the sensor and they would order a replacement part and fix it for me free of charge...now just waiting for them to call me once they have the replacement sensor from suzuki.
Cool. just make sure they install the correct one. 01-04 versus 05-08 are different part numbers, but they look the same and will fit. The wrong one just makes speedo read wrong.
 
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