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    Yes..... That was an awesome day! Slingrazor had wrenches in every pocket, Dave@DDMWorks brought a “Truckload” of Superchargers and all the instruction sheets were immediately thrown in the trash!

    Not only did we install SCs that day but also sway bars, coolant tanks, bypasses, hose kits, short throw shifters, brake pads and a host of other goodies from DDM.

    The best part was the gathering of Owners, The camaraderie and the smiles from the new S.C. owners...... Lots of smiles!!!, That was a day I will never forget,

    I couldn't help but notice that someone with a "quad" and a supercharger left an impression on the road. You might want to make suggestions for the next set of tires:D

    Since I was a witness to someone marking their territory, the marks began at the corner and ended short of my driveway! Someone ( I can’t imagine who) got just a little “frisky“ I guess. Oh well..... a little fun can bring smiles to the neighborhood!

    MACAWS I got some new shoes also. I just got home with the new for me 2016 Sling "RED"of course, 10,000 miles about half of which was with the woman that bought it new. Easy miles with both owners, but that will change. None of the recalls have been done and the brake whatever light came on about 6 times on the way home. It will probably take all winter to change over all of the mods from the 2015.

    Congrats on the acquisition! Now you will have something do do all Winter...... as if you could sit still for 5 minutes anyway! 8)

    Thankfully, I have never used Facebook but Kay is a “Facebook Stalker” and never posts publicly. She does, however, reads me some of the statements made (never Slingshot related as she is a “Harley Person” and some are downright cruel. “Little Minds” spewing hurtful garbage aimed at “shocking” people into the same shit pan in which they reside.

    No thank you. Not for me.

    Letting those “Little Minds” and their stench get under our skin makes those low life’s winners. I, for one, will not let that happen.

    Riding behind FunCycle or Sling Cat or Goats_Hogs or ThomaSS is riding behind the best of the best for sure. Real people who exemplify what those Facebook shitheads can only dream of. Jealousy breeds resentment and thus produces attacks.

    Too bad those “Little Minds” have a ‘search and destroy” mission and ruin what could be a great platform for constructive criticism. Too bad that a lot of newer owners land there.

    For what it is worth Br4hm4 , you have pioneered the Sling for 1500 days. You have been there when Owners needed anything. You are respected! You are eons ahead of those who’s only purpose is to ridicule anything and anyone better than they are.

    Jealousy breeds resentment and resentment is never a winner!

    YOU are the winner my friend!

    yeah I got one of Bu11sh1t gifts too. I was a bit sceptical but since everyone else is so happy with there gift and I assume they got the same as me might give it a try.

    Rene’ , you are an awesome driver and a great beer drinker! 😅 Bu11sh1t is always thinking about giving something that has real meaning .... if you get my drift! 😂😂😂😂

    1. I said I would never have a top on my Sling. Bought one of the first Mean Sling tops from Ruptured Duck at Maggie thinking I would remove it as soon as I got back. You know..... If Slings were meant to have tops, they all would have come with one. Never took it off and love it!

    2. I said I would never go “boosted”. Then Slingrazor talked me into the DDM Supercharger. Love it so much that if I got another Sling it would have that awesome addition!

    3. I said I would never go Quad. Looks like too much of a “car” already and the Sling performs well with three wheels. Well, everyone calls it a “car” anyway and I’m about “modded out” so I began to think about it. Then a single trip to Nova Scotia produced three failed axle bearings and I had to search all over the country, (Polaris didn’t seem to have any and could not even give an availability date), pay overnight shipping, lost three days of riding, listened to Kay telling me to get another Harley ....... Well... You get my drift here.

    IMO, the Right Angle Drive and the poorly designed Axle Bearings are the weakest part on the Slingshot. The Quad eliminates all that!

    Of course I was a bit concerned about all the negative posts about going 4 but, after all, it was MY SLING and if I wanted 10 wheels on it no one has the right to say “You just can’t do that”! I’ve always had bikes...way too many to count but one thing always held true..... mine was different and reflected my dream.

    On the Trakhamr..... I’m in love! It rides smoother; it is quieter; it handles unbelievably; it looks waaaay better than any of the pictures. AND it provides seating for two on those massive rear tires! It’s an Old Man’s “Chick Magnet” for sure!

    Down side.... it’s a bit pricey though still $thousands cheaper than competitors. I believe it’s perfect for a “Boosted” Sling but I have no first hand knowledge of it on a stock engine. It also give you the feeling that it could take a 90 degree sharp corner at 50MPH...... oh .... SlingRider already proved that one!

    The design is stellar! Simple, effective and other than the support cage, parts are “off the shelf” .... I like that! Adjustments are easy, it stays attached to the road, stays virtually level and is a blast to drive.

    To the naysayers..... I’ll never tell you the decal you put on your fin transforms your Sling into something other than a Sling...... Just remember that. Just think of my Quad as a huge decal and we will be just fine!

    This was the best event I’ve ever attended! Great people, fantastic roads, good food and drink, friendly locals (albeit one who called 911 on us!) and so relaxed and well planned.

    Bu11sh1t was absolutely amazing on the Back of the Dragon........ I think it was that rope he tied to the back of my Sling! Well done Harvey! You can ride with the best for sure! Thank you for one of the best rides behind FunCycle I’ve ever had... bar none!

    Harvey, Gerald, Jim Camp, Brent, Larry, Joe, EJ, Rene’, Dave, Kieth, and anyone I forgot who road with the “Fast Group” ...... You guys ROCK!

    Looked for you but missed you! Mt. Washington climb was awesome!

    No... that’s “Ducati Boy” who rode with us!

    The master Painter did mine. I believe he drills small holes so filler will adhere to the plastic and then he smooths it out and paints it

    You are correct Sir! I’m back from a month of riding in Nova Scotia and all the rough roads up there!

    I scuff up the area with 80 grit, drill a bunch if 1/8” holes, clean it well and press “Fiber Fill” (a fiberglass impregnated filler) into the letters allowing it to “key” through the holes. I smooth out the excess on the inside, let it dry then sand smooth as possible. Then I clean with acetone which makes the glass filler a bit sticky and mix up a bit of catalyst filler and apply. Let dry and sand smooth, epoxy prime and paint.

    The hardest part is getting the nose cover off as everything else has to come off first!


    Jim looking forward to seeing you again - it has been way to long my friend.

    Hope all is well

    Can’t wait to see that “Mitch Smile” !

    Welcome Painter. Heard allot about you and seen allot. Look forward to meeting you.

    Here's a photo of one of the rides in honor of you registering.

    Looking forward to meeting you. You’ve worked hard to get this put together and i Love Owner events! Riding with you guys will be like Christmas and listening to the “tall tales” in the evenings is better than sex! ( Well.... as best as I can remember!)