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Since day 1 of owning the Ace I have been frustrated about how hard it is to slide the seat forward and backward. I knew that some grease would help a lot but just never got around to it. Today I needed to take the seat out to get to the oil filter a little easier and I almost pulled a hernia. I grabbed the bottom of the seat and with some jerking I finally got it out. Before I put it back in, I got my grease gun and applied a lot of grease to the outside of the seat rails on the bottom of the seat. She slides easy now. Sitting in the Ace it is easy to adjust the seat. Sure wish that I had done this sooner.
 

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its funny you just posted this hayseed i just brought my Ace home and that freakin seat wouldn't budge ...a couple squeezes of the grease gun did the trick and she slide glides back n forth easily now!
 

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Same here but I didn't really want to grease it because I knew it would attract dust, since the rails were like drawer slides (I'm a furniture builder) I found that the slides were not parallel to each other. I adjusted them and it made a big difference but not perfect. I noticed that if you grab in the middle of the lower seat pad it helps because weight is distributed evenly.
 

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what about using one of the many dry lubes out there...
I actually thought about this, and was going to try it when my 570 comes in...put some graphite in there and see how it does, or maybe some silicon spray lubricant. Only issue I would see with this is you might have to apply it more often due to water/dust getting in there.
 

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The only times I have had difficulty moving mine is when:
A. I forgot to grab it at the rear of the base of the seat, or
B. I started sliding it before pushing the lever down and it jammed. When that happens I just have to slide it back, push the lever, and start again. Same goes for putting it back in.

So if yours is difficult to move, it really does sound like an alignment issue. Easy to check with a ruler.
 

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I have been out of commission with a broken ankle and leg for almost a month. However, the last time I rode the Ace, the seat still slid easily with the liberal application of grease on the runners. I have removed the seat several time and washed the runners and the seat bottom. There was still enough grease to provide enough lubrication for the seat to slide easily. The grease made a huge difference.

I have to keep all weight off the leg until November 1. One-Shot and Greybeard spent two days building a trail along the bottom of a rocky gully and they named it yellow jacket trail after they dug into a nest of yellow jackets and were stung several time. Wasp spray did nothing to the yellow jackets or ground hornets as they are sometimes called locally. They built the trail after I broke my ankle and I have been unable to ride it yet. It is killing me. I am looking forward to November 1. They were actually recording when I fell and broke everything and I have a video of it. Its tough to watch.
 

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Yeeowch.

I have a nest of ground yellow jackets that is resisting my attempts to kill it too.
Thinking of getting some quik-crete. Grrr
 

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Those yellow jackets are truly tough critters. A few years ago I dug into a nest of them with my dozer. I was stung 23 times on the head and neck and ended up in the hospital. A dozer does not run from yellow jackets very fast. A couple of nights later while all the yellow jackets were in the nest, I poured a quart bottle of full strength malathion liquid in the hole and that ended that nest.
 

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I hesitated about using the full strength insecticide to kill the yellow jackets. I try to protect the environment as much as possible. I spend a lot of money feeding wildlife and protecting wildlife. However, the yellow jackets were in a location that my granddaughters visited and I was concerned about their safety. I even hesitate to kill a snake. I protected a large chicken snake that was hanging around the house because I read that they catch rodents. He even crawled in my mule one day while I was riding across the yard and it took forever to get him out. Then my wife and I noticed that the abundant anole lizards and toads that were around the house were missing. Then one day I caught the snake heading for a wren's nest in the garage. That was the last straw and I gave the snake its last rights.
 

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You mean the seat slides? SMH.. I thought it did but never could adjust it. Humm looks like I'm going to have to ask my Hubby to look into that as soon as he finishes taking off the roll bar today so I can get it powder coated. We both have last years "White Lightning" He bought mine last year and he liked it so much I got him one today. Of course now you know mine HAS to look different than his...I wanted it to be pink but he vetoed that so RED it is :)
 
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You mean the seat slides? SMH.. I thought it did but never could adjust it. Humm looks like I'm going to have to ask my Hubby to look into that as soon as he finishes taking off the roll bar today so I can get it powder coated. We both have last years "White Lightning" He bought mine last year and he liked it so much I got him one today. Of course now you know mine HAS to look different than his...I wanted it to be pink but he vetoed that so RED it is :)
Welcome! Look for the lever in the left front of the seat base.
 
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