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Old 01-14-2020, 01:46 PM   #1
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Is anyone using an electric speedometer that requires a speed sensor as opposed to GPS for calibrating? If so how did you go about this? Looking at an Autometer product.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:16 PM   #2
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They make an electronic speedometer that uses a magnetic pickup on wheel, but they too need to be calibrated. I used one on a tractor. Otherwise run a speedometer APP on your phone and once you figure out how much your car speedometer is off, you're all set.
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I use a Garmin GPS
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Old 01-15-2020, 05:09 AM   #4
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I have attached a bicycle speedo ( about the price of a couple of beers) - cheap chearful and it works
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:30 AM   #5
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I have attached a bicycle speedo ( about the price of a couple of beers) - cheap chearful and it works
I was going to say this ^^^^^^^. Easy to calibrate, atleast the ones I've used.
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Old 01-15-2020, 02:13 PM   #6
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Hay if you know how far it is off I then can calibrate you speedometer to mach your car. papanick.
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Old 01-15-2020, 02:20 PM   #7
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Were do you place the pickup if you use a bicycle speedometer?
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Old 01-15-2020, 04:56 PM   #8
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On one of the spokes, make a bracket to mount the pickup. Some of the bicycle speedos are susceptible to RFI from the engine.
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Old 01-16-2020, 05:56 PM   #9
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Thanks, for the input. I will look into the bicycle speedometer idea.
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