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My speedometer has started to stick on hot sunny days. At about 45mph it will just hang sometimes. It pops itself loose for now but expect that won't last forever. Anyway, my question - If I take it in to the dealer will they still fix items that had the Service Bulleting published in 2001?
 

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Since this is a safety issue I would guess yes. But that is up to the dealer you take it to. If you don't like their answer take it to another. I know that the fix is to replace the instrument cluster and the part alone is about $600.
 

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My speedometer has started to stick on hot sunny days. At about 45mph it will just hang sometimes. It pops itself loose for now but expect that won't last forever. Anyway, my question - If I take it in to the dealer will they still fix items that had the Service Bulleting published in 2001?
As a general rule, service bulletins are NOT recalls, or campaigns. They are technical bulletins to help the dealer/tech repair conditions that occur on a regular basis. They are only covered under warranty, if you're still within warranty.
 

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My '01 did that too. It's just the sun heating up the needle and plastic cover which causes the needle to get stuck against the plastic. If you can take the lid off the instrument you can bend the needle down very slightly to cure the problem. One way you can reduce the problem is cover the speedo with something like gloves or whatever when the bike's parked in the sun. You may still get a stick on a hot day with the sun at the right angle behind you so the best cure is to bend the needle.
 

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If you check the bulletin, it says normal warranty applies. So, in a word, no, it's no longer covered. The dealer's not going to fix it for free. Looks like @two-three hour job to repair as exavid describes.
 
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