The most commonly used steering aid, the steering ball is grasped from the front using a partially clenched hand.
Steering aids are commonly used in conjunction with hand controls, allowing the driver to steer using the left hand, while operating the acceleration and braking using the right hand. The quick release steering ball, fixed steering ball and steering peg are the most suitable for use with hand controls, due to their low profile metal clamp.
Also available in a quick release version, which enables the handle to be removed from the clamp. This option is particularly useful when the vehicle is also driven by a conventional driver.
- Determine most suitable position for steering aid.
- Fasten clamp on steering wheel – clamp should follow the contours of the steering
Ensure nyloc nuts are tight and fully engaged (at least 3 threads protrude through the nylon insert).
- As the clamp may distort during fitting, this steering aid must not be re-fitted to another vehicle unless it has been checked by a Vehicle Conversion Specialist to ensure its suitability.
If the steering aid is refitted the nyloc nuts MUST be replaced.
Process for removal is the reverse of (2) above, care should be taken when removing the device to ensure steering wheel is not damaged in the removal process.