Bungy on the Steering wheel?

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  1. sallylillian

    sallylillian Funster Life Member

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    I have read that when A framing putting a bungy around the steering wheel spoke to a seat frame helps keep the wheels straight especially if trying to reverse?
    Any comments?
     
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    As when towing round a sharp bend the steering wheel may turn more than half a turn, the bungee could end up preventing the wheels returning to straight ahead. Probably a bad idea. I don't think a bungee would be strong enough to prevent the wheels moving in reverse anyway.
     
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    Just do it like this: :eek:

     
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    Whats happening with the steering wheel about 40 sec in? Looks to be loads of movement
     
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    sallylillian Funster Life Member

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    And also a load of banging as he pullaway after the 3 point turn. I read that a bungy on the steering wheel restricts the movement, not stop it but creat friction to reduce the caster effect?
     
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    The relationship of Caster angle and "Trail" as the Americans refer to it is a complex one but both working together will aid steering.

    Caster gives a damping effect whilst trail helps with the steering wheel returning to the straight ahead feeling.

    Sadly whilst reversing the opposite effect is encountered. The steering wheels will want to oppose the straight ahead position and under this situation the tyres will scrub unless the occupant holds the steering wheels in the correct position.


    Interesting though because of this I discovered that if you really do have the need for a tight turning circle reversing will almost every time turn tighter than ahead.

    Even the old Triumph Herald with it's ridiculously small turning circle could turn even tighter if done in reverse.

    This doesn't help when reversing whilst towing an unmanned vehicle and I would imagine a very strong bungy might just help but I would want to inspect upon pulling away again to make sure all was as required.
     
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    I use the bungee method when nipping into the back for a comfort break or to get a beer from the fridge :)
     
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    But only in your space ship surely?
     
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    A bungy could be used.....but not for keeping the wheel straight.
    A bungy doesnt have enough elastic strength to hold the wheel anyway.
    The only thing which will do that job is a solid belt/strap or the steering lock....defeating the object.

    What it should be used for is to assist the brake pedal back up after braking.
    Placed on the brake pedal and around the seat frame will help pull back the pedal against any resistance in the A frame brake cable thus preventing brake bind and overheating.
     
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    Not sure i like this idea o_O
     
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    Definitely a bad idea when driving. The caster action of the from wheels will keep it straight behind you. Locking or restricting the steering wheel will try to keep the towed car going straight when you want to turn. This can be proved...,try pushing a supermarket trolley with a donkey wheel round a corner ... It wants to go straight on.
    Mike
     
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    Sounds good too me :rofl:
     
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    pfft....:p
     
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    I must admit when i saw the title i wondered what @bungy was up to! :D
     
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