I know this seems like a silly question:
Is there an easy way to remove the hood for easier access to wiring? Without removing all of the screws / bolts? I am sure that I am missing an easy step?
I have the erratic and jumping speedometer. I have removed the speed rotation sensor, and found the previous owner did not grease, and the magnet was broken in a couple of pieces. When it was connected, the odometer was registering 5-10 x the distance travelled vs. actual. I also have the tach at a resting 1000 when the engine is turned off.
I was also experiencing some dim lighting which caused me to start examining wiring.
I found a couple of corroded wires to one side of the rear handlebar warmer harness. When disconnecting the whole warmer harness, the headlights returned to strength. Now I am about to replace the speed sensor, but also want to give the rest of the wiring a good lookover. The CDI was replaced by the previous owner. I hope that I don't need a new voltage regulator.
Many thanks to everyone on the forum. You have all been so helpful!