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Level Seat tip

The most common cause of saddle discomfort is an improperly adjusted seat. Start with the seat level with the ground and only tip it from 2 to 3 degrees up or down if you think it will help ease discomfort. Don't make the mistake of angling it steeply downhill. This makes you slide forward putting too much weight on your knees and hands.

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my 2008 chevy avalanche is burning 1 quart of oil every 1000 miles


How many miles on your vehicle ? Do you see any leak spots on the ground from the truck ? Blue exhaust , oil burning , valve guide seals , piston rings , PCV clogged .

Oil Consumption Diagnosis
Checks
Causes
Excessive oil consumption, not due to leaks, is the use of 1 L (1 qt) or more of engine oil within 3 200 kilometers (2,000 miles).
Preliminary
The causes of excessive oil consumption may include the following conditions:
• External oil leaks
Refer to Oil Leak Diagnosis .
• Incorrect oil level or improper reading of the oil level indicator
With the vehicle on a level surface, run the engine for a few minutes, allow adequate drain down time, 2-3 minutes, and measure for the correct engine oil level.
• Improper oil viscosity
Refer to the vehicle owners manual and use the recommended SAE grade and viscosity for the prevailing temperatures.
• Continuous high speed driving and/or severe usage
• Crankcase ventilation system restrictions or malfunctioning components
Refer to Crankcase Ventilation System Inspection/Diagnosis .
• Worn valve guides and/or valve stems
• Worn or improperly installed valve stem oil seals
Refer to Spark Plug Inspection .
• Piston rings broken, worn, or not seated properly
Allow adequate time for the rings to seat.
Replace worn piston rings, as necessary.
Refer to Cylinder Leakage Test .
• Piston and rings improperly installed or not fitted to the cylinder bore
Refer to Lower Engine Noise, Regardless of Engine Speed

Jun 14, 2014 | 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche

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Move saddle forward


Undo the fixing bolts and the saddle will slide forward
Make sure to tighten it up

Mar 04, 2013 | Cannondale Cycling

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What is the best tilt for the saddle?


SMP saddles are tricky to see the amount of tilt you have. Try this:

Place a level surface like a clipboard across the saddle tip to rear. On top of that place a small level, one with a bubble is fine. The seat should be positioned so that it is level or slightly (1 degree) nose down. This is your starting position.

from this position you can determine front and back. You should be sitting on the saddle so when riding you don't feel like you are sliding forward or backward. The exact tilt is a personal preference. but more than 3 degrees up or down and it will be very difficult to stay in position. If you can't get the saddle comfortable, you should consider having your bike Professionally Fit.

Nov 24, 2010 | Superior Modular Products Selle SMP Avant...

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How to adjust saddle postions


you can loosen the bolt under the saddle, and adjust it...

for me, the best saddle position for long distance is when it's facing downwards a little bit, so that you can move your legs freely.

Oct 29, 2008 | Bravo Sports /Bike Access 1001782 Racing...

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