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Old 02-04-2009, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Good day y'all,

When I bought my '01 Foreman 400 about 3 weeks ago, the speedometer wasn't working on it. Although the Hour meter is working fine. I went to my local dealer, asking about the problem. Thinking it might be the Speedometer sensor, they told me that in 4 years, they just sold 1 of those. Maybe a wiring problem somewheres? What do you guys think?
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good day y'all,

When I bought my '01 Foreman 400 about 3 weeks ago, the speedometer wasn't working on it. Although the Hour meter is working fine. I went to my local dealer, asking about the problem. Thinking it might be the Speedometer sensor, they told me that in 4 years, they just sold 1 of those. Maybe a wiring problem somewheres? What do you guys think?

I bought a 2000 foretrax a couple of months ago witht he same problem. So far all I have fond out is thatthe speed sensor is located at the rear of the engine where the driveshaft comes out for the rear axle. I haven't had time to look into much more but yoy may just want to make sure it seated correctly.
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With the help of my Clymers Shop manual for the bike, we took the Speedometer Sensor out this afternoon, tried the wiring to make sure there was power coming from the ignition, which indeed there was. Next, we tried spinning the little shaft with our fingers, with the ignition on, to see if it would register the speed, which it didn't. We're gonna try to buy a new sensor, and see if it'll make a difference. I surely hope so! Installing a new Speedometer gauge would be rather costly and a big job!
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With the help of my Clymers Shop manual for the bike, we took the Speedometer Sensor out this afternoon, tried the wiring to make sure there was power coming from the ignition, which indeed there was. Next, we tried spinning the little shaft with our fingers, with the ignition on, to see if it would register the speed, which it didn't. We're gonna try to buy a new sensor, and see if it'll make a difference. I surely hope so! Installing a new Speedometer gauge would be rather costly and a big job!
I had to replace the sensor on mine. They do **** the bed.
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I had to replace the sensor on mine. They do **** the bed.
How much do the sensors cost if that is the problem? Is it easy to replace?
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About $100 if i remember right. Very simple to swap out.
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Old 03-07-2009, 09:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hmmmm , tough decision on whether or not to spend $100 on this. There are a lot cooler things I couls spend the money on that's for sure. Thanks for the response.
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I have a 1999 450ES drive down the road over 20 to 25 mph and stop then you have to shut off motor key switch and turn back on to get to shift back to 1st, all forums state speed sensor, $100 is expensive for a guess, or the crankshaft angle sensor which is second on my list
Did you replace and did it help, my speedometer would read all over the place
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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OK,

I know this is an old topic...but...

I was checking out Ebay today, and found this Speedometer sensor :
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-NOS-Hon...sQ5fAccessories

It states its for 95-96, but, if it could fit in later models, would it fit in an '01?

Also, quick question. Was there a specific area for the Took kit provided with the Quad bike? Or was it just in the little box next to the exhaust?
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The 95-96 400 didn't come with a speedometer and that one looks like a add-on for a cable driven speedometer, yours is electric. The tool kit should be in the tool box beside the exhaust.
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