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I'm building this off road dine buggy and would like a speedo, but i can't use the stock one which attchaed to the outside of the wheel, and the trans doesn't have any where for one.

Is there some kind of aftermarket speedometer i can mount on the axle or somthing and calibrate?

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yes there are electronic type that will run off magnets stuck on the drive shaft or axles..sort of like add on cruise controls used to do..

sorry no instant information as to where to find one.
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I saw a GPS speedometer someplace. But a regular GPS will give you the speed, plus you won't get lost.
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Check a bicycle shop for a speedo that runs off a magnet.
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As suggested by some previous posters I would think you can use a inductive/magnetic pickup and anything with some teeth, I would try to find something with a speed sensor on the wheel hub (cars with ABS have them ) Modify the toothed part to fit your hub or driveshaft. Or find a gear or sprocket you can use. I think any metal will work
with the inductance type of pickup. Tooth count don't matter none either. Put the pickup on a bracket so it can "read" the teeth. hook that sender to a vdo (or other)programable speedo and follow the instructions on calibrating it.
I set one up like that on a harley, I put the pickup near the drive sprocket. It worked well. (we were using a dakota digital gauge, the vdo's program the same way. Call VDO, they can probably set you up. Here is a link to one place I found and the pickup. They have a whole bunch of gauges and pickups.
http://www.egauges.com/vdo_send.asp?...e_Pickup&Cart=
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