How to Calibrate a Harley Speedometerby Artesia Peluso
Harley-Davidson is a leading American motorcycle manufacturer; the company was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the early 1900s. Known for it's low-seated design and it's boisterous rumble, the heavyweight motorcycle is designed for mid-speed cruising. The Harley-Davidson company has a large and enthusiastic consumer base, and is one of the best-selling motorcycle brands in the country.
Test your speedometer by driving past laser radar-monitors with a visible readout. These monitors are often located in high-traffic residential neighborhoods or school districts. Determine if your speedometer reading is accurate or faulty.
Visit or call your local Harley-Davidson dealer, and provide the representative with your motorcycle's model information. The company usually carries the the proper speedometer drive gears to calibrate your particular Harley
Remove the speedometer's faceplate off with a flathead screwdriver. Remove the speedometer from the housing unit in the Harley dash. Use the needle nose pliers to remove the retaining clip. Take out the broken speedometer drive-gear, and set it aside.
Place the new speedometer drive gear in the speedometer housing. Reinstall the retaining clip, place the speedometer housing-unit back in the Harley dash and reinstall the face plate.
Items you will need
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Flathead Screwdriver
- Speedometer drive gear
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