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Re: Roadster steering wheel choice [Re: Richard Wood] #647287
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Richard, I would say using the edge of the steering column surround as a datum, it's 35mm to the centreline of the rim on a 'flat' Motolita with the shallow boss, so as per the photo you can measure your stock wheel and get a direct comparison

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Re: Roadster steering wheel choice [Re: Richard Wood] #647302
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Very helpful, thanks Jon cheers


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Re: Roadster steering wheel choice [Re: Richard Wood] #647363
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Brief update. Checked the OE boss offset and it's identical to that measured by Jon. So have just ordered 13" flat, dark wood thick rim, 9 rivet Mark Three with holed spokes and all black B71 collapsible boss with Morgan badge. Quoted 6-8 weeks now the full workforce are clearing the backlog.


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Re: Roadster steering wheel choice [Re: Richard Wood] #647364
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Originally Posted by Richard Wood
Brief update. Checked the OE boss offset and it's identical to that measured by Jon. So have just ordered 13" flat, dark wood thick rim, 9 rivet Mark Three with holed spokes and all black B71 collapsible boss with Morgan badge. Quoted 6-8 weeks now the full workforce are clearing the backlog.


I was quoted 12-14 weeks last week for a very similar wheel (13" flat, dark wood thick rim, 9 rivet Mark Three with Cobra slots), and having read this I'm hoping I might see it a bit sooner!


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Re: Roadster steering wheel choice [Re: AndyN] #647458
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Originally Posted by AndyN
Originally Posted by Richard Wood
Brief update. Checked the OE boss offset and it's identical to that measured by Jon. So have just ordered 13" flat, dark wood thick rim, 9 rivet Mark Three with holed spokes and all black B71 collapsible boss with Morgan badge. Quoted 6-8 weeks now the full workforce are clearing the backlog.


I was quoted 12-14 weeks last week for a very similar wheel (13" flat, dark wood thick rim, 9 rivet Mark Three with Cobra slots), and having read this I'm hoping I might see it a bit sooner!

Fingers crossed Andy but my info comes from phone call today. It was mentioned they haven't had chance to update website yet.


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Re: Roadster steering wheel choice [Re: Richard Wood] #647823
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Have also a look here: I changed from 14" to 13" in my 2018 plus4, good points and bad points...

http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/604663/re-13-steering-wheel#Post604663

Re: Roadster steering wheel choice [Re: xc68anc] #647848
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Originally Posted by xc68anc
Have also a look here: I changed from 14" to 13" in my 2018 plus4, good points and bad points...

http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/604663/re-13-steering-wheel#Post604663

I think each model has to be considered individually because of differing instrument layout, not to mention driver dimensions wink. The 3.7 Roadster is probably the most diverse in having only a clock in front of driver, electric assistance (standard on later models) and an OE 13" wheel. The latter leaves the steering too low geared with minimal feel and poor self centering. The 14" factory option Moto-Lita can only make matters worse as well as reducing entry/exit ease. If it wasn't for looks it would benefit from a 12" wheel, for me at least.

I would have considered the offset Moto-Lita version available with wood or leather rim, but for the fact its only available as 14".


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Re: Roadster steering wheel choice [Re: Richard Wood] #647887
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Chaps for info just checked my Motolita and the stated 14" actually finishes 13 3/4" so your 13" could well be a little less


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I visit the MotoLita factory. It's all handmade.

The diameter of the outer area is very different! The "griparea" of my! 14" is much bigger than my 13" so in summery
the difference of an official inch is more in real live.

After a lot of kilometers or miles with the smaller steeringwheel the main point is I miss the sight of instruments and
controlllights.

The real live with more sporting and direct steering (non-servo) is another point, but in a lot times I think about a
step back to 14".

René

Re: Roadster steering wheel choice [Re: Richard Wood] #647950
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I think my Momo 35 cm Prototipo wheel is just about right for me in the 4/4.


'14 4/4 graphite grey
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