quick disconnect steering wheel

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Spaniard
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quick disconnect steering wheel

Post by Spaniard » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:05 am

I recently purchased a steering wheel quick disconnect hub from Amazon here in the US. I am very disappointed with the free play in the wheel. Of course I didn't discover this until after I cut welded and mounted the unit.

What kind of play are you guys finding on the quick disconnect unit that Triking sells? It looks to be a good quality unit. I don't think I can justify purchasing another unit if it has play in the wheel.

Any other advice / info would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Ivan

Davyboy
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Re: quick disconnect steering wheel

Post by Davyboy » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:43 am

Hi Ivan,

The Triking unit I have fitted has absolutely zero radial play. However, after a while I found it vibrated through some slight axial movement. This was easily overcome by drilling down the centre of the steering column and fitting a spring so it took up any play automatically.

Hope this has been of some help.

Dave

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Re: quick disconnect steering wheel

Post by Richard and Pat » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:58 pm

Hi Ivan, I have had my quick release for eight years and 14,000 miles with zero play in the wheel. However I have experienced a little play recently and discovered it was in the connector at the rack and it would not tighten any further until I removed it, cleaned it and applied a little copper grease. It was refitted with a socket with an Allen key end, an extension and a 1/4" drive ratchet whereupon it tightened perfectly and I am back to zero slack.

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Re: quick disconnect steering wheel

Post by westendguzzi » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:09 pm

Mine, supplied by Al, has 1mm of play measured on the wheel rim. Nowt wrong with that.
With the standard flat steering wheel, I did find my gloved hands were too close to switches and cockpit roll so made up some 20mm ally spacers. Kept the indicator switch in the original position.
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Spaniard
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Re: quick disconnect steering wheel

Post by Spaniard » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:22 pm

Thanks for the info. I placed an order with Alan. Hopefully it doesn't get held up in US customs. We still have plenty of snow, about 50 cm, so I won't be driving it any time soon unless I can get it out on the local lake where some friends race their motorcycles on the ice.

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Re: quick disconnect steering wheel

Post by Richard and Pat » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:57 pm

Now that I would like a go at.

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Re: quick disconnect steering wheel

Post by EricStarmer » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:10 pm

I have a hard time getting going on gravel - don't think I'd go anywhere on a frozen lake.....

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