[DML] Time for a new Speedo mechanism ...
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[DML] Time for a new Speedo mechanism ...

The speedo on my D is a pain.  I just pulled the wheel and found the cable
end that goes into the plastic hub shredded.  The speedo is relatively new
(Most of the inches put in it were in the garage) as is the plastic cap.
The speedo rotates freely as do the cables. (The lower cable is new as
well).  When it did sorta work the speed jumps/pulses.

Here's my idea ... We need an electrical transducer that attaches to the
front wheel.  Then we need the actuator on the speedo end with an electrical
connection in-between.  The first thought was stepper motors as the
transducer and actuator but I can't say for sure that will work.  Optimal
eliminates the angle drive and associated maintenance.

Or we need a transducer that picks up off the rear axle (magnetic or optical
pulse) and actuator connected to the speedometer. (I've been tempted to put
a bicycle speedo in as a backup)

Now I'm done ranting.  Thanks for listening.


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