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Old 07-03-2017, 11:29 AM
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Speedo not working 02 R 1200 C

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Friend of mine has a 02 R1200 C and the speedometer isnt working, however he says every now and then while riding along if he reaches down and messes with the wiring it will work for a bit, anyone else run in to this type of issue before?
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Re: Speedo not working 02 R 1200 C

With 61 horse power, why even bother with a speedometer



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Re: Speedo not working 02 R 1200 C

I dont know, cause he wants one. By the way since your interested, it was a severed wire (brown) in the harness leading to the speedo/instrument cluster.
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Re: Speedo not working 02 R 1200 C

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I dont know, cause he wants one. By the way since your interested, it was a severed wire (brown) in the harness leading to the speedo/instrument cluster.

Check your bike's harnesses!Well known to crack the casings just around where they meet the frame under the cluster.New zipties in a more relaxed installation than from the factory.
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Check your bike's harnesses!Well known to crack the casings just around where they meet the frame under the cluster.New zipties in a more relaxed installation than from the factory.

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Re: Speedo not working 02 R 1200 C

By the way the sheething BMW uses to protect the wiring is Grade A !
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Re: Speedo not working 02 R 1200 C

No longer vinyl based but some soy thing that is meant to degrade. Hopefully after your bike is totally dead.
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