Posts by SlangShot7

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    Ohio..... first fall/winter with the Slingshot. On my previously owned Honda Goldwing, I rode in the low 20's as long as the road was dry. 25 degree was typically my trigger to drive instead. The Goldwing had heated grips, seats and a HUGE windscreen to hide behind. Combined with the proper heated apparel and wind deflectors'....... 20 degrees - 30 degree temps were not an issue. Snow or ice on the ground, then obviously I'm in the suv.

    Thx for the feedback. Didn't know if it was just me here in the Midwest or if other owners noticed the same thing. I would imagine there would be more in warmer climate states than Ohio, but just didn't know hoe frequently owners casually noticed other SS's on the road. I plan to drive mine during cooler months as well as long as there is no snow or ice. So I won't be sure if I'm getting the "what the heck is that thing" stare OR the "he must have lost his mind" stare when the temperature drops into the 30's!!


    I drove my Goldwing rain or shine and as low as 23 degrees with dry roads. With heated gear and a big windshield, it wasn't an issue. I figure with the SS having the taller windshield, a top and heated gear...... it should be even better!

    I've had my Sing for about 4 solid months now and I JUST saw another Sling on the road just a couple of weeks ago while I was heading up to Put In Bay, OH for the day on the island. I live 5 miles from a Polaris dealership and I've seen them in the parking lot, but I NEVER see them on the road up here in Ohio and mine is a daily driver, except in the rain. I see a lot of interest of people jumping in them inside the dealership, but I never see them on the road. I know from looking at the owners map, that I know everyone doesn't post on, that there are other SS owners in the area, but I'm just commenting on how I never see them on the road.

    Here's one...I pulled up to an intersection heading south waiting at a red. Car going west to east starts to make a u-turn and as he is in the middle of the u-turn sees me in front of him and is clearly focused on the sling and slows down his u-turn meanwhile oncoming traffic towards his way starts blowing the horn and has to slow down while this guy gets his mind focused back on the road and speeds up the u-turn...True story. To say this thing turns heads would be an understatement.


    I had some genuinely nice comments from the 20-something car mod crowds at stoplights. There they are driving around their heavily modded civics and other small cars and they flash me a big smile and thumbs up. Very classy.

    I try not to look to the left or right when I'm next to other cars because everyone is interested or looking at the Sling. I don't like a lot of attention......I know, I bought the wrong vehicle for that! I just keep my dark shades on, look straight ahead and smile and enjoy the Sling, unless they wave their hand at me or something and then I'll engage in conversation.


    My thing is when driving on the main roads, city streets, etc (not the highway) I tend to look at the faces of the drivers heading towards me. The front of the Sling looks menacing! It especially draws extra attention with the led halo rings because people have no idea what the heck it is coming towards them with 2 to 6 halo rings lit up.


    The Slingshot is fairly old now for being out for about 3 years or so. Most people know what they are, but in most cases have never seen one up close and sitting next to them at a stop light or parked next to them at the store, etc. We own a cool looking machine and I'm loving every minute of it. Enjoy!

    Finally put on my 20" wheels! I actually bought the wheels before actually taking ownership of the SS. I knew I was going to get the SS, but just HATED the black wheels so much that I had to change them asap. Funny thing is that after three and a half months of riding with the black wheels, I became used to them and started to like them. So the new 20" set (305 rear) sat in the basement and collected dust. I will place the black wheels and tires back on when the wife and I take longer mileage weekend trips, so that I save the miles on tires and get better gas mileage with the smaller black wheel set up (18" front, 20" rear).


    I have the 2018 rand Touring model. It may look a little different without the red stickers ALL over the body panels and no roof. I wanted the flexibility of taking the roof on and off at my leisure to give it a different look. First thing I did was remove ALL the red stickers after taking ownership and taking off the roof. Roof removal took me about 15-20 min the first time and will take less in the future since I know how to do it now. Had to remove the rear fender to fit the 305 rear tire with the new wheels. Wheels came from Rev Dynamics. Worked with Mitch @ Rev Dynamics, awesome and patient guy. I think I changed my mind a few different times, but he gave me different options to ensure I had exactly what I wanted!


    I love the fact that there are SOOOO many different ways that each owner can customize their SS to their own personal style.

    Finally put on my 20" wheels! I actually bought the wheels before actually taking ownership of the SS. I knew I was going to get the SS, but just HATED the black wheels so much that I had to change them asap. Funny thing is that after three and a half months of riding with the black wheels, I became used to them and started to like them. So the new 20" set (305 rear) sat in the basement and collected dust. I will place the black wheels and tires back on when the wife and I take longer mileage weekend trips, so that I save the miles on tires and get better gas mileage with the smaller black wheel set up (18" front, 20" rear).


    I have the 2018 rand Touring model. It may look a little different without the red stickers ALL over the body panels and no roof. I wanted the flexibility of taking the roof on and off at my leisure to give it a different look. First thing I did was remove ALL the red stickers after taking ownership and taking off the roof. Roof removal took me about 15-20 min the first time and will take less in the future since I know how to do it now. Had to remove the rear fender to fit the 305 rear tire with the new wheels.


    I love the fact that there are SOOOO many different ways that each owner can customize their SS to their own personal style.

    Yeah well, it's good that you trust Justina in such a way....good 4 you, as you should. Same way u know your wife, the same way I know mine. My wife has a history of not caring and tearing up tires and wheels on her and my previous/present vehicles........ so yeah, I may or may not let her drive the SS because I drive 99% of the time EVERYWHERE we go and I know deep down that she really doesn't have a desire to do it anyway.

    When I got the SS the wife said she was going to get lessons to learn how to drive a stick because I told her she was going to LEARN on this SS. I then saw the article on Polaris teaching riders to drive stick for free for the month. I was sitting next to her when I saw it........ I was about to say something and then I hesitated. I told myself that if I tell her about this, I would then realize the exact moment when I made the decision to have my wheels get curb rashed, make-up all over the interior, trash in the SS, paint scrapes, dings, etc. I decided to keep the information to myself. I will more than likely tell her about it, so I can have her help drive on longer trips, but I just hate the way she drives and she never stays focused which scares the pants off of me. She drives sooooo cautious that she will cause a accident from other motorist trying to get around her. I have no issues driving long distances, so I may just keep this info to myself.