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Possible electrical issue

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Ok so at t he tech session we solved the dreaded VTX wobble but now on my way home, I noticed my speeddometer fluctuating from around 70 ( about actual speed) and just drop off down to as low as 0 and bounce anywhere in between. Also a few times the bike stuttered and the odometer would shut off like I just turned the key on. My buddy who was behind me said my right turn signal would blink when the bike stuttered too. My first thought is pinched wired inside the headlight bucket? Second worry is battery issue or alternator but it fires right back up after shutting it off with no noticeable drain. Any suggestions of the gremlin before I open up the headlight bucket and search? That battery is original 2006 which makes me wonder if there isn't something with that showing up just waiting to strand me on the side of a road. Thoughts or better direction?
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Check the battery cables...If they're loose, they'll do exactly what you just described...Tighten them with a 10mm socket, not a screwdriver....
Well after deciding to go ahead and mess with it tonight, it was the connections it seems, or at least they were both pretty loose. Suprising it ever make enough contact to start the dang thing. Went ahead and took off the wiring harness that connected the after market heated hand grips I never used (came on the bike). I also added my new Kuryakyn chrome dual usb port as well while I had the tank and the seat off. Went pretty smooth. Took it out for a test ride and gas fill up and never reproduced the original problem soooooo, I am hopeful that the loose terminal was it but as everyone knows, electrical bugs come and go as they damn well please :)

Thanks for the advice. I will also try the star washer when I get into town to get some. Thanks guys!!
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