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PostSubject: steering options    steering options  Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2013, 6:07 pm

Is it a good idea to use bike handle bars with a thumb throttle instead of a steering wheel and a gas pedal? I want to switch since my clutch pedal is on the right.
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PostSubject: Re: steering options    steering options  Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2013, 6:30 pm

You can only use handlebars if you use a direct steering setup. There a thread being tossed around here somewhere on how to set one up.


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PostSubject: Re: steering options    steering options  Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2013, 6:35 pm

Doug is right. Lawn mower steering wheels usually take 2-3 turns to fully steer from lock to lock. You wouldn't want to do that with handlebars
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PostSubject: Re: steering options    steering options  Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2013, 6:40 pm

I will have to see because im gonna chuck a 2 cylinder kubota engin in it and theres not gonna be enoght room ro a direct stering linkgage to fit as the i had to move the stock steering back 3 inhes to fit the engine and tank in.
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PostSubject: Re: steering options    steering options  Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2013, 8:02 pm

Could go over the motor and make a sort of 'go kart' steering - similar to this ( that i found on a racing tractor website):
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PostSubject: Re: steering options    steering options  Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2013, 9:15 pm

Thats a cool setup, dangeroustoys56, you always have helpful pics haha
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PostSubject: Re: steering options    steering options  Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2013, 9:26 pm

Yes, It be kinda difficult to turn handle bars over and over. I like that steering job. Someday, I'm going to figure out how to fit a golf cart steering box into my tractor. Much tighter than what I have.
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PostSubject: Re: steering options    steering options  Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2013, 9:40 pm

dangeroustoys56 wrote:
Could go over the motor and make a sort of 'go kart' steering - similar to this ( that i found on a racing tractor website):
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lolwhat? Looks complicated.


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PostSubject: Re: steering options    steering options  Icon_minitimeJanuary 3rd 2013, 8:18 am

I can fit a direct steering linkage in with 3 mm of clearence from the engine block. I am now working on the direct steering from the images and digrams u provided thnk u
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PostSubject: Re: steering options    steering options  Icon_minitimeJanuary 4th 2013, 7:32 pm

Racers come up with crazy stuff to make things work - i dont know how they do it and comply with the strict rules they have to follow - since ive been trying different setups on tractors over the years ( half arsed- this time its being done right) ive amassed a bunch of racing tractor pics/setups off different sites over the past few years. Ideas i might incorporate into my next tractor.

Modding tractors has never really been easy - racers set their machines a certain way - most revolve around motor placement and trans/rear axle placement - rest has to fit around it.


The steering setup on that racing tractor IS basically similar to a go kart /RER tractor - just has a few more pieces and might need a bit of experementing on setup.
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PostSubject: Re: steering options    steering options  Icon_minitimeJanuary 5th 2013, 1:54 am

a greenfield mower has a short steering wheel turn would suit a handle bar conversion easy Very Happy
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