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Well, I have now had my first glitch with the bike.  The first week I noticed the speedometer jump back and forth around 65 to 75 mph.  It cleared up and haven't had any problem since, until now. I have 450 miles on it and just got back from a ride when the speedometer started to climb. It was way out of wack.  I was going about 30 and it showed 120. I pulled over and shut it off to see if it would reset.  After 30 seconds I started it again and it was still not working.  I went over and put gas in it and when I started out again it worked fine.  Sitting longer must of helped reset.  It must be an electronic odometer and probably has a bad sending unit.  Anyway, I hate to take it to the shop but I guess I have to. Other than that its a great bike and a blast to ride. This bike rocks!!!!
 

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Ditch,
If you check my  message on the tech board under "speedo puked", you'll notice I had the same problem yesterday, and one guy who responded to me seems to have had it also.
That seems to be an indication that Suzuki may have a problem with one of their suppliers, and like you, I'd suspect the sending unit.  I'm wondering if you've taken yours in yet, and if so, what the dealer found.  I plan on contacting my dealer early this week, and any info going in would probably help.
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I haven't had a problem since. Friend of mine said I may have got water in it when I was washing. I don't know if thats true but I did contact the dealer and he wanted it documented even if it doesn't happen again.
 

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The funny thing is that mine responded just like yours. It wouldn't work right no matter how many times I turned the bike on and off. Then this morning, it resumed working correctly even though i went riding in the rain. I don't think moisture is the problem and a friend I ride with suggested it might be a heat build up problem either in the sending unit, the wiring, or somewhere else in the speedo system. Yesterday was the first time I put on over three hundred miles on the bike in one ride. I too will report the issue to my dealer and reccomend he contact Suzuki as we know of at least three people who've experience the malfunction, and I don't think it just disappears permanently by itself. I hope it does but I'm dubious..
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make it 4, picked mine up friday and rode it 100 miles today and half way through my ride the speedo was jumping all over. On a better note i gave a R6 a run today it took him about 5 miles before he could pull away. but in all honesty he prob wasn't that expierienced. and when he finally got in front of me he kept looking back i think he was trying to figure out what kind of bike it was.
 

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Folks: Your spedo is a electronic unit and gets its signal from the sending unit located on the transition unit at the head of your drive shaft. There is a excellent picture of the sending unit on the How to Board.
Sounds like a bad connection on the wiring. You can remove the screw on the spedo bezel and check the plug at the spedo. I would suggest you remove and replug the connector several times to ensure you have good contact. If you have some electrical contact cleaner give the connector a shot. I'd do the same at the sending unit. The slightest bit of corrosion in the wire connectors could cause the erratic spedo behavior you have described. Hope this helps!
 
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