Seat movement

I just got my Rover and am having a problem with my seat moving. I have a half inch difference in my legs and I think I shift in the seat to reach the right pedal. The dealer has adjusted the seat and tightened twice. But they said if I push on pedals to stay in sit properly seat may move and there would be no way to tighten it enough.Has anyone else had a problem with the seat moving? If so any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  • Buy a 2-inch U bolt and place it behind the seat on the beam. Also, buy some rubber to put between the U bolt and the beam to protect it. That will keep the seat in the same position all the time. I struggled with this same problem and this is the only true solution that I have found.
  • With a half-inch difference in your leg length, it may be a good idea to get your LBS to customize your crankset, with a 165mm arm for the shorter leg, leaving the 170mm for the longer one. This should help balance the forces that are pushing against the seat.
  • Inner tube rubber material.
  • Or just add a block of wood to the pedal for the shorter leg.
  • Get heel slings if you don’t have them already. Especially with a wood piece
    used. Slippery when you hit a bump. Clearcoat the wood so it lasts.
  • Thanks for all the advice did add the u bolt. Got a slight movement but much better.
    Has anyone seen an easy load tray rack. Saw it online. Looks nice but expensive. It was at Bend it cycle
  • My seat was moving (not due to leg length) and I used cut strips of inner tube (to prevent marring the paint) and hose clamps over them. One on each side of the seat post. Works great.
  • That works also. But, you have to put rubber under which ever you use.
  • I kept thinking about my seat movement and I realized that the u bolt suggestion should have worked for me even with a slight difference in leg length. So I stewed on it until I decided to call terratrike. They sent me a new seat clamp for free and said to use to old one behind it with an m8 70-75 bolt and lock nut. It is just a wider heavier version of the one I used.I put a piece of tape down to check for movement. 50+ miles later and no movement. Thanks everyone for you help.
  • I agree with Florida bound, a U bolt with rubber under will work.
    Been there, done that.
    Glad you have the issue corrected.
    Ride.
  • Just wondering if there are many trikers near Zhills fl . Just started riding my Rover a couple of months ago and am tired of just my development. Hoping to meet others to ride withlacoochee trail.
  • What are the creatures Floridians run into on their paths/roads in the sunshine state? Do you carry pepper
    spray. Vicki and I want carry some this
    year, just in case.
  • You have some great trails near you. Go on Rails to Trails and look them up. Also look on Facebook for riding groups near you.
  • good time of year for trike tours. humidity levels mid-may through september can make for unpleasant cruising between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    as far as stuff that might object to your proximity - snakes, gators and a rare bear. vultures will flee your presence but beware of white rain.

    you might encounter protected species gopher tortoise and armadillo. dont pick up for photo-op. gophers can take a hunk of flesh in addition to pooping and peeing on you and armadillos - wriggly critturs - could be infected with leprosy.

    a gator can outrun you. a mom-type with babies nearby may wish to do so. please dont join the idiots feeding those things marshmallows.
  • You guys are great. Thanks for your responses. Finn,I have peppergel. Better than spray, no blowback. You can get it online around $12 I think.
    Withlacooche trail is only about 15 miles away. It runs 46 miles north. Just hoping to find others to ride with.
    DON'T FEED THE GATORS!
  • Drag a whole chicken behind the Trike and troll for them. Make em work for it. Dont know if you need a license for that.
  • The slug-loaded shotgun in the holster on the back of your seat, while trailing a dead chicken, might be frowned upon by local hunting authorities. Just sayin' - they rarely have a sense of humor.
  • I didn’t mention a shotgun. I don’t own a firearm. Rod n reels, yes.
  • one of the sights a ways back - okefenokee state park, just over the north florida border. only the true fisherman would be on the water there during a south georgia summer. tis miserable camping in a swamp that time of year.

    fishermen in a bassboat, slow drifting, buncha fish on a stringer trailing in the rear, 3 gators following in a head-to-tail line. other hardy souls in boats, reeling in the fish, an escort gator or two following. lotta fish there, lotta fish-eaters as well.

    according to an experienced source, if you do this sort of trolling during nightfall, a flashlight easily shows up the red eyes and a .22 caliber suffices for fresh gator tail. havent been through yeehaw junction in years (middle of nowhere) but at the time the general store there had gator tail for $6 a pound.
  • JamesR wrote: »
    one of the sights a ways back - okefenokee state park, just over the north florida border. only the true fisherman would be on the water there during a south georgia summer. tis miserable camping in a swamp that time of year.

    fishermen in a bassboat, slow drifting, buncha fish on a stringer trailing in the rear, 3 gators following in a head-to-tail line. other hardy souls in boats, reeling in the fish, an escort gator or two following. lotta fish there, lotta fish-eaters as well.

    according to an experienced source, if you do this sort of trolling during nightfall, a flashlight easily shows up the red eyes and a .22 caliber suffices for fresh gator tail. havent been through yeehaw junction in years (middle of nowhere) but at the time the general store there had gator tail for $6 a pound.

    Friend of mine talks of snakes hanging in the tree limbs over water.
  • I couldn't stand the okefenokee swamp. I guess being from Michigan, when I went near that swamp I just started to melt; parts of me dripping onto the boardwalks over the swamp. I ran out while there was still something of me left.
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