Posts by Bigdog

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    My dealer told me before I left the show room to keep a battery tender on it if you don’t drive it for a week....they already had a pigtail for one installed on it.....


    My advice is.....get a real manly car battery installed (don’t waste money on a colored top new fangled way over priced new technology one that doesn’t last any longer than a lead acid one) and keep a battery tender on it.....problem solved....

    I have a 2015 with close to $10,000 in upgrades without changing the seats and steering wheel. I’ll never get my money out of it....it’s going to be upside down in value until the day it’s paid off...


    I think the new ones are way over priced...


    With such low mileage on yours......take into consideration how much time you actually have to drive it....right now it sounds like not much....


    Craigslist and other places have tons of low mileage SS and Harley’s for sale because people don’t have the time to make it worth owning...paying for a dead horse.


    You can look at them all pretty sitting in the garage or you can drive the crap out of them...but you need the time to do it.

    Depends on what you consider important.....looks, handling, safety...


    I chose adding $1500 on lighting to make me more visible to other drivers....ride, performance and looks came later.....


    Think about all the idiots that must text and other distractions while they drive...

    Every crash is going to have different circumstances, like speed and angle of the impact, safety equipment employed and such.....I did see the video of the SS roll over which gave me confidence in the hoops. Having any type of frame around us is better than none. It’s all going to come down to luck..

    Sad news.


    I don’t know the cause (who was at fault) but...


    This is why I’ve added extra lighting (higher visibility) and I always wear a seat belt and helmet. There is no such thing as being too safe...


    Our frame is a light gauge tubing to keep the weight down. Remember there have not been any safety crash tests that we know off. We should probably drive like it’s a two wheeler and we are exposed to the same dangers and injuries in a crash.

    Polaris makes phone covers and mounts. I have one and it works great. Nice heavy cover has a magnet and spin-lock.


    And a wrist strap.

    My hard lesson about covers....


    Years ago I bought a new motorcycle and a new cover for it. The cover was lined with soft stuff and had ventilation holes. I parked the bike under my porch under roof on concrete for the winter, in the spring the spoked chrome wheels were rusted as were ever other chrome part.


    My slingshot sat covered with a different type cover lighter and not lined all winter. In the spring there was no rust except for the brake rotors which rust if you sneeze on them.


    I think the major difference was the amount of air circulation around and under the vehicle. The slingshot got wind from all directions the bike under the porch, not so much.

    The slingshot cover is nice and light and able to flap around in the wind.


    Now the other day it was close to 60 and I decided to install my new rear tire. Looking under the SS to position the floor jack I noticed the entire frame and all under the SS was completely wet with water drops. I bought a new cover that rests on the ground, possibly preventing the wind from blowing under the SS. So now I make sure the cover is not touching the ground and is about 4-5” off the ground. I’m hoping this helps eliminate the condensation problem from more air circulation.


    I also have a plastic tarp covering the cockpit under the cover.

    I just took these pictures.


    Look under the SS you can see the green light from the battery tender.



    The slingshot has holes in the floor boards for drainage and the sests are plastic. It is made to hose off the interior. Dont ask me why? Second winter outside.

    We traveled 150 miles to purchase our SlingShot in 2015, today we are having to travel 210 miles to get our SlingShot serviced. If they happen to also get out of the SlingShot business, then the next dealer will be 260 miles.................................... :(


    It is very hard to get excited about purchasing a SlingShot when you have to take a whole day just to go and look at one, or get it serviced. I simply do not understand where I would think that Polaris would want each and every one of their dealers to promote the SlingShot, rather than to continue forcing them out? :/


    Bill

    Polaris isn’t a major manufacturer of millions and millions of units as are GM, FORD or DODGE That have a dealership in every town.

    Glad you’re ok....did the seat belt work correctly?


    I ask because there have been seat belt issues and recalls. What year is your SS?

    Girlfriend never wanted an SUV until I bought her one...


    Her car literally died in the dealers lot....totally dead never to To run again dead...


    They had one that just came off a lease...you could see the baby set imprint in the back seat...I drove it 3 miles up the road she drove it back and we bought it...fastest I ever bought a used vehicle in my life ....people were waiting for us to get back