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Speedo problems

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I have a 2004 VTX 1300C, it just turned 16,000 miles and have never had any issues. Yesterday I rode and made a couple of stops and when I continued to ride I noticed my speedo quit working and then it started working again for about 30 seconds and quit again. All my dash lights and odometers work. I've been told that I should check the the plug connections under the tank. I've also been told to check the speedo sensor. Can anyone tell me which one it probably is and if it's the speedo sensor how often do they go bad?
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It's the green plugs in the black boot behind the black cover on the right front by the tree.
Sometimes they are not connected all the way. Careful the clip on the plugs break easily. If you have had the tank off sometimes the pins inside the plugs get pushed back in a little and don't make a good contact. You have to look very very closely and maybe even with a magnifying glass.
All dash info goes threw those plugs.
If you put a zip tie threw the wires that will hold the connectors together - especially if the holding tab has been broken.
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