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Seat adjustment

Postby Mrblanche » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:28 am

Is there anything I can do to make the Cub seat more "compliant." I weigh 180, and it only will go down about an inch. Do I need to remove it all, sandblast it, repaint it, and grease the slide, or what?

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Re: Seat adjustment

Postby Shane N. » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:31 am

If you take it apart and clean the shaft and grease it, it will be like a new tractor. I couldn't believe the difference it made on ours.
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Re: Seat adjustment

Postby tst » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:54 pm

the cover inside the spring should have a hole in it so it can be oiled, easy enough just to drill one if you do not see it

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Postby jsfarmall » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:22 pm

Yep take it apart and clean real good. I personally wouldn't grease it if your in much dust. It will eventually turn to glue. Oil will do the same but not as badly.
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Re: Seat adjustment

Postby inairam » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:31 pm

I prefer a properly lubed pogo seat to a "deluxe seat". It completely changes your ride experience. I do use a thin coat of grease.

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Re: Seat adjustment

Postby Glen » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:45 pm

There is an oil hole shown in the Cub owner's manual. It is between the coils of the spring.
The shaft needs lube it's full length, so it will slide in the base.
They don't slide much when dry of lube.

Below is a page from the 1955 Cub owner's manual showing the oil hole in the 1st pic on the page. :) ... e%2027.jpg

You can take it apart and lube it also, the 2 bolts at the bottom of the seat post hold the shaft in. Remove them and the small metal block there, it fits into a slot in the shaft, and needs prying out. Then the seat and shaft will lift up and out of the base.

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