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Posted - 06/10/2018 :  07:53:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This might be another wacky question from me, sorry about this in advance.

Looking at steering systems by the Quest (kudos to carolina's photos), it seems that a bump/pothole/rock on the road would transmit the impact back to the steering rod. Thus, it seems that one needs to maintain a grip on the handle to avoid this. From engineering classes in middle school, I seem to remember that worm-drive steering used to be used in cars and trucks in the past. Are there any other steering systems that would be resistant to bumps (i.e. allow semi-hands-free operation)


Edited by - runcyclexcski on 06/10/2018 08:01:11

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Posted - 06/10/2018 :  23:49:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
By definition, anything in the steering that isolates the hands from a bad road surface removes steering feedback during high-G cornering. Since this forces a compromise, my personal choice is for increased feedback at the cost of comfort.


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