Posts by Roadhawg

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    Hey guys,


    Posting to see if anyone here maybe has run into this and or to warn others. Last year started using Chemical guys cleaning products. They seemed to work well and were priced decent. I had used them on my Truck and Car with no issues. Last Year I used it on my sling with 0 issues. Well wanted to just spray off the bike as it was covered with pollen and I am going riding tomorrow. Just soap and water and see the results. I used their pink soap. However The trim last wash I used their Silk Trim product. The Wash before that I used their Tire/Trim Gel but was not a fan so switched back to the Silk trim spray. I'm guessing either there was a chemical reaction between their 2 products or I recently just got a new bottle from Amazon of the silk trim spray and that is bad...Either way not happy. I tried to wash a spot with just dawn and water to see if it was maybe some kind of residue but no change. I detailed the entire bike and while wet or applying their product again over the trim it looks back to normal. My issue is I should be able to wash the bike with just soap and water with out doing a full detail and the plastic should still be black. Its a 2016 and is 3 years old. 5k miles the plastic was not discolored prior. I will see what their response is, no warnings on the bottles about using in a test spot ect... So if they can't give me a solution my lawyer hopefully will.


    Warning to other if you use their products beware..........

    That's definitely some type of chemical reaction or "etching." It doesn't appear to harm your clear coat, but only the ABS parts. I wonder why it didn't do the same to your splitter?

    Damn, Ed, you cut off the bottom of the page before I was finished reading... LOL ;)

    They both look pretty good, but neither of them appear to come in the 305 that I would need.

    I just saw a video on NBC of a looter caught under the wheel of a semi truck that he and a group of thugs were attempting to hijack and was killed as the driver fled the scene... Self control prevents me from expressing my utter delight with reality TV this evening... lol

    I had a similar experience last year in Maggie Valley. I'm tuned at sea level and when we got to 5000' of elevation it started feeling like it was a little down on power. By the time I got to 6500' it was so down on power I thought I had kicked off a rocker or 2 beating on it. But as soon as we got back down into town it ran fine.

    Yep! That's right. I'm looking forward to driving mine to San Diego one day and see how it runs at sea level. I'm anticipating a very noticeable difference.

    Yeah the bolt ons, regardless of which company you shop with, are all going to gain you about the same amount of power. Depending on what your end goal is, one thing to consider, is that by the time you spend money on all the bolt ons and gained about 10whp, you've spent at least half of the cost of a turbo kit which will give you 100whp. The turbo kit we sell replaces the intake, the stock exhaust manifold or aftermarket header and replaces it with a cast stainless turbo manifold, and comes with its on exhaust that exits in the same location as stock or we also offer a rear exit exhaust which is by far the best on the market and costs a lot less than the other companies out there. Just some food for thought when considering what your overall goal for your slingshot is. You can also feel free to reach out directly with any questions to my email which is Kyle@zzperformance.com or my office number which is 616.421.4296. Hope this helps.

    All I know is, I have the stock intake and a K&N Filter on my '19 SLR and when my wife and I crest the Mule Mountain Pass in Bisbee at 5,000 feet, I have to make sure there's plenty of room on the road for cars to pass us because the Sling is suckin' air and crawling... lol

    thank you for helping - like I said my question was only intended to better my understanding of such things - - one semester of high school metal shop 50 years ago and the only part I remember was making brass pipes for smoking - - - whatever - - - not really enough to help me understand such things all this time later

    Hey! You still got any of those pipes laying around? We'll need them if I ever get over to the Springs... lol :D

    You have to admit and I don't believe anyone would disagree too badly with me when I say that in my very humble opinion, I believe the Slingshot was neither designed nor built to handle the stress of being souped-up and driven the way some of you crazy cats do, but I say that with a smile on my face and don't mean any hard feelings. I'm not an engineer either... ;)

    That's a good theory, Edward, but I don't think the case metal is that soft. I think the brace simply helps prevent the case from exploding outward as a result of internal forces pushing out on it. I don't believe the brace squeezes the case enough to cause it to collapse inward on the bearing. If it did, I would be standing on Polaris' desk demanding to know why they used such inferior metal in the construction. Kyle D is correct. The brace isn't attached to anything that would prevent natural flexing in the drive train, but I'm sure Polaris would argue the point in defense of not paying for a repair that would normally be covered under warranty.

    RECENTLY A FRIEND OF MINE HAD HIS ANGLE DRIVE START MAKING A LOUD HOWLING AND CRUNCHING NOISE. HE IMMEDIATELY DROPPED OFF THE SS AT DEALER. 2 WEEKS LATER DEALER CONTACTED HIM AND STATED THE GEARS IN HIS ANGLE DRIVE WERE SHEERED OFF AND THE FRONT BEARING WAS DAMAGED. AND THAT POLARIS WOULD COVER REPLACEMENT OF THE BEARING UNDER WARRANTY, BUT THE GEARS WOULD NOT BE COVERED BECAUSE HE HAD THE GEAR OIL REPLACED (BY DEALER) WITH NON POLARIS BRAND OIL, AND BECAUSE HE HAD A ZZP PERFORMANCE PINION BRACE, REV TECH AIR RIDE AND LARGER THAN STOCK RIMS AND TIRES. THE REPAIR COST HIM 3700 AND CHANGE. I AM NOT AN ENGINEER BUT MY THOUGHTS ARE THIS IF THE FRONT BEARING GOES OUT THAT WOULD ALLOW THE ANGLE OF THE PINION GEAR TO BE ALTERED TO THAT OF THE RING GEAR THUS CAUSING AN INCORRECT BACK LASH AND WOULD RUIN THE GEARS? BUT POLARIS DOES NOT SEE IT THAT WAY THEY SAID IT WAS ALL CAUSED BY THE USE OF THE AFTERMARKET ITEMS AND NOT THE FAILURE OF THEIR BEARING. HE ALSO HAS THE EXTENDED WARRANTY. PLEASE DO NOT THINK I AM KNOCKING ANYONE'S PRODUCTS WITH THIS POST I HAVE THE UP MOST FAITH IN THE AFTERMARKET COMPANIES THAT PRODUCE PRODUCTS FOR OUR SS I AM JUST LETTING YOU KNOW THAT IT WOULD SEEM POLARIS IS NOT BACKING THEIR PRODUCT.:cursing::cursing::cursing:

    What I meant to say is, thanks for the information. I agree with everything Kyle said in the quote below and already knew most of that, but when something is under warranty, it really doesn't surprise me at all that Polaris would find fault with the installation of any aftermarket part, so to be on the safe side, as long as my Sling is still under warranty, I'll remove aftermarket mods that I've installed before taking it in for a repair. After the warranty expires, well, that's a different story, but in the mean time...

    And my family and I got to start 2020 off by having to be evacuated from an airbnb overlooking a volcano that decided to erupt - - - - - got to admit I am definitely in the "whats next" camp

    Overlooking an erupting volcano, huh? Sorry, Edward, no photos... it didn't happen! ...LOL :D

    The only words you need to remember, when faced with a threat, are that you perceived a deadly threat against your life or the life of your family members and you simply eliminated the threat.

    What I was happy to see today were more stories about armed citizens taking a stand against the rioters and defending personal property... What I was very sad to see on FOX news were videos of police officers being attacked, beaten, run over by cars, and even shot dead in the street... 😟

    I guess every Slingshot has an elusive little noise gremlin hiding somewhere. My gremlin is the "squeegee" noise the drive train makes as I let the clutch out. I have no idea what it is, but it definitely sounds like it's in the tranny. Could be the climate where I live, too... 🤔