Sunding SD-558A speedometer

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    Though I would rather an analog dial type speedometer the cables & wheel hardware don't last on my 1985 Fat City Cycles mountain bike with mag wheels & 66cc 2 stroke HT Engine from Bicycle Motor Works. I purchased this digital cycle computer from eBay for $10 including shipping. Seller is no longer selling these, however there are many more on eBay, and if you're more patient than I am, if you buy them from China they cost even less!
    It looks like the Trail-Tech that sells on JNM Motors for $127, though Doesn't have the same features. The wheel magnet is designed to screw onto a spoke, so in order to attach it to my aluminum spokeless mag-wheels I had to drill a pilot hole for the tension screw then Gorilla glued it in place. Other than that installation was pretty straightforward. They included lots of hardware for various installation configurations. Once it's on, setup gives you a choice of metric or standard units, the clock has a 12 or 24 hour format, then enter wheel size and you're ready to go!
    Speedometer gives fast accurate readings as compared to GPS for comparison and the screen is large & easy to read & includes a backlight for night use. Lots of trip odometer and average & Max speed settings and other features I have yet to use. Even displays the temperature! I couldn't ask for much more for $7+$3 shipping. Arrived in 3 days. here's the English page for the item from the manufacturer
    sunding.com/en/plus/view.php?aid=29
    My experience thus far with this cheapo speedometer has been great, anyone else have a particular model they've had good (or bad) experience with? What about those dial type analog mechanical models, the part that attaches to the wheel breaks quickly in my experience, or the cable snaps, which is a shame because this type aesthetically looks much better on a 2 stroke. I think the longest I had one last was maybe 12 miles. My next question is has anyone found a way to fortify them to last?
     
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    Reading through the forum I've found a few instances of issues with interference & bad readings on digital speedometers with running engines. I just wanted to add that I've experienced no interference from my engine with this speedometer
     

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