Posts by hunter

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    I ride in the snow.....And for the last few weeks the temps were under 15*....One or two days below zero....And my Sling is coved in white salt and road dirt' mud. The seats were also coved in that slop , Today the temps went to 60* So i used what i always used on all my bikes and trikes ....Armor-all - Leather- Wipes....''On the seats and all the black plastic'' ...No water is needed..... For the Paint Honda spray cleaner -Wax...Again no water...The black looks like new as does the Paint....

    Riding in the cold is all mind over matter, If you don't have a mind it doesn't matter...Dress properly and with the Slingshade its like riding on a Summer day...Like today, It was under 10 degrees and i had to do a short errand 15 miles or so...Piece of cake..:thumbsup:

    I honestly did look at the possibility of taking it out and trying to see where I could place the horn that it would be feasible while driving to be able to hit it like we normally do. of course with a little retraining we could get used to the new spot. I was thinking of it being foot activated, due to one of the first things that moves when someone jumps in front of us is our feet. we automatically move our foot to the brakes and then slam the horn. well if it was foot activated maybe we could hit it sooner? lol. just a thought. might not work due to having the clutch and both feet being busy. I know I just talked myself out of it lol

    Most times our reaction times dictate that we hit the brakes first then hit the horn after the fact out of frustration....

    Besides where will you find the room for a floor switch?

    You really want to try something? Try about 80 PSI in your car/truck tires and drive it down the road. It is like bouncing a basket ball. I did not do this, I had a dealer install brand new tires, I wondered what in the hell was going on while I was driving down the road. So when I got home I checked the tire pressure on all 4 tires and they were 80 PSI, it makes for a very interesting ride.

    They put the 80 psi to set the beads on the rim....And then forgot to bring it back down to Spec......

    Over inflated tires will wear out the center of the tire first...

    You the owner have to find the happy medium....And also trike tires have a tendency to balloon out at highway speeds..

    Which will also add to center thread wear...

    Niche vehicles don't need to "grow" to sell a bazillion units a year... The Morgan Auto Company has been making their niche vehicles since 1909 (including 3-wheelers)... They're still around.


    Every person that's come up to me while refueling at a gas station has asked "where do you get these?"... That says a lot about the brand recognition (or the lack of it) and dealerships. They need to locate a few Polaris dealerships in auto malls where people can compare Apples to Oranges -- and "discover" the bargain priced Slingshots.

    Most probably 90% of the people that ask me what is that, And when i say its a Slingshot....The next question is who makes it..Then When i tell them Polaris...After a puzzled look....They will say ''Never heard of them''....??

    Polaris has been known to pull the plug on product lines in the past... I can see the S/S going down...No big deal to me i had a Victory so been there done that...And it wouldn't surprise me if Indian bites the dust a few years down the road.. ....

    I got the backup camera recall notice. While the DATSling is at the dealer, I'm hoping they can install the Hawk 5.0 brake pads to help ameliorate the braking issues many of us have had (me too). 1) Will they do this for me and, if so, 2) does anyone have an idea what they might charge? I have a local indy about a mile away who could easily do it as well. Thanks in advance!

    Ask the dealer.....If they say no and they probably will [liability] then go to the indy....

    well the worst part of this for me is that I go ahead and buy everything I want without asking and then when she actually sees something different on the SS, I'm like oh yeah, that is cool isn't it? do you like it? lol. Now I will admit that all of the stuff I am buying is just Knick knack stuff here and there, usually 200 and lower. anything more and I start getting queasy about it myself lol. Like the rear fender I want to buy, but I don't want to pay 800 for it, the one that is 500 wont fit a 305 tire. so still looking for that one for now.

    I have the Sling-Mods 2.0 Stealth fender with the air foil and LED running lights.....And i think it looks great and buttons up the empty rear tub look.... I drive my S/S every morning at 6am, and the last few times when the salters were out it was like riding in gravel.....And the rear tub stayed clean even after going through salt puddles....And on dirt/mud roads this summer and fall the mud stayed contained under the fender and not on the tub.... So if you don't like cleaning the tub all the time in my opinion thats the way to go...:thumbsup:..

    I keep a spray bottle in my garage mixed with water and Dawn dish soap, And when the belt starts squealing i wet it down..

    That stops it for a while.... Slingshots are not precision machines they are made by people who's claim to fame is selling ATV's and Side-By's...And as such they Polaris have tin ears to odd noises coming from their products ,^^..

    Something you .The SS undercarriage picked up on the road..

    And fell off ....Or it was laying there from someone else's vehicle... Like how many times have you go back to the parked SS and then notice a oil spot and wonder if its from your SS.. When it was there already..=O..

    "Mod itch" very addictive --- don't know of any one who has beat it. I did manage to handle the 12 step AA … may consider putting together a 12 step 'MA' but I don't know anyone who would consider joining...

    Just say No..........:)..