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My speedometer went wild today while I was out riding.  I tried restarting the bike a couple of times to see if it might reset and no such luck.
Fortunately, the speedo isn't one of those essential sort of parts.  I'll share my frustration with my dealer when I get over that way, maybe Monday.
As I remember someone else having a similar issue, this may be one of those quirks some owners will have to tend to.
I'll let the board know the results.
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I'll probably get in touch with my dealer the first of the week and see when he can take a look at it.
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Had it happen twice to me. Now its been good for the las 200 miles. Ya think it could be a moisture problem from washing?
 

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I hadn't used a car wash, or got caught in the rain. Possibly a heat problem. It was hot the day mine went bad, and I'd just put on about 300 miles. That might explain why an overnight rest gave it a chance to come back. I told my dealer about it and he filed the info but thought we should wait to see if it happens again before we start replacing things.
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I have wanted to replace this speedo with something nicer looking. Does anybody make a mod for the speedo?

I was thinking of something like a black lettering on a white face..
 

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MY BIKE HAS ONLY 300 MILES ON IT AND STARTED HUNTING ON MY WAY TO WORK ON A VERY COLD MORNING! 5 DEGREES CELSIUS EH!
 

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Mine recovered after a day's rest. I told my dealer to notify Suzuki so it would be on record in case enough people have the same issue and they need to figure out what's happening.
Mine went bonkers at 1800, and then the next day decided to work again and I'm around 3500 miles now. I'll keep my fingers crossed it got it out of it's system.
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Macpilot said:
I have wanted to replace this speedo with something nicer looking. Does anybody make a mod for the speedo?

I was thinking of something like a black lettering on a white face..
I too would like something nicer looking. The speedo face is the only thing on the bike I dont like. Looks to boring on such a bold bike.
 

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Had the same problem at 3000 miles, went to the dealer. He asked me if I had some time, I said yes. He took the chrome cover off the left side of the bike. Underneath the cover is the speedometer pick up that is magnetic.He removed the pick up from the housing and low and behold out came a piece of metal shaving stuck to the end of the magnetic pick up, Put it all back together which took about 10 min, Took her for a spin, No more eratic speedometer!!!
 

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ebackus1 said:
Had the same problem at 3000 miles, went to the dealer. He asked me if I had some time, I said yes. He took the chrome cover off the left side of the bike. Underneath the cover is the speedometer pick up that is magnetic.He removed the pick up from the housing and low and behold out came a piece of metal shaving stuck to the end of the magnetic pick up, Put it all back together which took about 10 min, Took her for a spin, No more eratic speedometer!!!
Very interesting.....

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the original posting was mine and it did it only for a couple of minutes then dissappeared,dealer hadn't a clue ....but that was in march during bike week daytona.suzy america said no reports yet besides me and the logged it in
And oh ya.... My dealer also said there were no other reports of this. (Per Suzy)
 

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Hey Jerbear,
I think thats the standard answer--WE HAVE NO REPORTS OF THIS ISSUE----complete crap--and then I hear "DONT BELIEVE WHAT YOU READ ON THE INTERNET"---what are we all liars?
 

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MY BIKE HAS ONLY 300 MILES ON IT AND STARTED HUNTING ON MY WAY TO WORK ON A VERY COLD MORNING! 5 DEGREES CELSIUS EH!
5 degree's C and you're riding a bike? Hells Bells man, you couldn't beat me out of bed with a stick if it was that cold!
 

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ebackus1 said:
Had the same problem at 3000 miles, went to the dealer. He asked me if I had some time, I said yes. He took the chrome cover off the left side of the bike. Underneath the cover is the speedometer pick up that is magnetic.He removed the pick up from the housing and low and behold out came a piece of metal shaving stuck to the end of the magnetic pick up, Put it all back together which took about 10 min, Took her for a spin, No more eratic speedometer!!!
Hey check him out! First post on the board was actually a fix found for something and not a "Hey I'm here"! PROPS my man!

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