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Is it sacrilege?

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mickeytwonames
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Is it sacrilege?

Post by mickeytwonames » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:07 pm

Is it sacrilege to put a Steering knob on to make parking easier?

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Re: Is it sacrilege?

Post by grahamemmett » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:18 pm

Let me know if it works for you. Parking is just a pain in ar...
arms of course.
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Flinty
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Re: Is it sacrilege?

Post by Flinty » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:47 am

I seem to remember that they are illegal to use in the UK unless you are disabled.
I use to have one on my A35 Pickup for driving tests etc and was told it was illegal years ago.

Steve.

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Re: Is it sacrilege?

Post by Phillmore » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:11 am

I'm not sure it would make parking easier. I think you would get better leverage with hands at quarter to three (or quarter past nine). Either way as Graham says parking will always be a serious work out! You might of course find it easier now you've got some oil in your steering box :D
Andy

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Re: Is it sacrilege?

Post by mickeytwonames » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:18 pm

It looks like they are illegal unless you have an exemption. So now there will only be one knob in the cockpit :-)

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Re: Is it sacrilege?

Post by grahamemmett » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:05 pm

There is a reasonably priced electric assist on the market
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Re: Is it sacrilege?

Post by mickeytwonames » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:11 pm

I tried one - It was a seriously bad idea :-0

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Re: Is it sacrilege?

Post by mickeytwonames » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:11 pm

the steering knob that is

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Re: Is it sacrilege?

Post by grahamemmett » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:15 pm

:D
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