Posts by wjfyfe

    There's no doubt that the weakest link in the Slingshot brand is the dealer network. If you used that metric to judge the ultimate success or failure of the brand, it looks like it's declining and not expanding.


    I don't know if I would sell the Sling under you're circumstances or not wjfyfe since I've only been to the dealer once (warranty swap on my angle drive) but, realistically, you are looking at two 800 mile round trips for one dealer visit (drop off and pick up). That is a difficult pill to swallow. But I love the Sling and it seems you do too. Tough call...

    You hit the nail right on the head, SlingLow, thank you for your understanding!

    Bill

    if as you say a trip to the dealer will take a day then it truly might be time to seriously think about selling it and getting something else.

    I want to figure out a way to realistically keep our SlingShot. It's not simply what I say, Neosolidus, it will be a 400 mile one way trip, that number speaks for itself. It just upsets me that Polaris designed the SlingShot to be so heavily dependent upon dealer support, and then refuses to support the dealers that could support the SlingShot.


    Bill

    I'm interested in your experiences with tires to replace the OEM's. I am looking for a tire for my 2016 sling that is the quietest as far as road noise. what is your experience?

    Well, dallen 1059, the tires are now the nosiest part of our ride also, so I too shared in your question, but I guess we have come to the wrong place to get any supportive help or have a meaningful discussion of the topic. I am sorry! :(


    Bill

    The problem is that there are many people that come in complaining about noise because they have such a ridiculous and non reasonable expectation since they compare it to a car experience instead of a bike which is what the slingshot is modeled after.

    So, are you saying that it is wrong for a person to choose a Honda Goldwing over an older Harley Davidson, (I say "older" for I believe that even Harley Davidson is manufacturing quieter bikes these days?), because they seek a quieter ride?


    Bill

    Since we will be moving where a trip to the dealer is going to be a day long ride one way, I am curious just how much a GM dealer, or general maintenance shop, can actually do under the hood of the 2015 SlingShot?


    Bill

    My response was neither. It's an option to accomplish what the op wants, which is to be able to converse with his spouse. In fact I just read through all the posts here and I don't know what you're talking about.

    You and I are talking about two different topics, SlingLow. You are relating how to communicate over the noise of the SlingShot, in which I am in total agreement with your methods by utilizing an intercom. But what I would just like is to quiet the SlingShot over-all to where such devices for communicating would not be necessary. But this topic seems to rub some folks the wrong way where whenever anybody brings it up, it is mostly met with disdain and sarcasm? The one item that has made a noticeable difference with quieting down the ride of our SlingShot is when we have the MeanSling Sport Top installed and "properly" adjusted, ("improperly" adjusted it have quite the opposite effect where it can be irritatingly noisy!) Even though I still am not fond of tops on the SlingShot on a whole, one of the positive things the Sport Top can provide is drastically reduced wind turbulence in the passenger compartment, and thus an overall reduction in noise. It was after the installation of the Sport Top, and replacing our full faced helmets with more open half-helmets, (Bell Pit Boss, to be precise), did we actually realize just how noisy the tires can be. So, even though the BF Goodrich tires provide the better traction that we were seeking, now finding a quieter tire which provides the same traction would be a plus. It would also be nice, as well as beneficial I believe, to be able to discuss other methods of quieting down the SlingShot?


    Bill

    What is it about the topic where when folks express that they would like to make their SlingShot quieter that it seems to bring out contention and push back?


    Bill

    Here it is heading into August and as far as I can tell the Pacific Northwest has yet to see a 2020 model SlingShot on any of their dealer showroom floors, are there other areas of the country also experiencing this?

    Bill

    I really have to disagree with you about the BFG tires, I ran both and the BFG's are the worse tires that I have bought, including the stock Kenda's

    Are you referencing noise, or traction? Yes, they can be noisy, otherwise, at least 30 some percent of our riding is on wet roads and they have yet to let loose on me, especially compared to the original Kenda's.


    Bill

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    First time that I have heard that question. Most of the conversation is around performance or comfort ride. As open as the Slingshot is and all the noise I just turn up the stereo just a little.

    I attempted to initiate a discussion of this topic in the past here:


    Tire noise


    Bill

    hi there I am in Idaho and our only dealer is in Lewiston Idaho from lolo mt you go straight west

    Yep, that is what I am finding that from western Montana the nearest dealers appear to be in either Lewiston or Spokane, both approximately 400 miles from the Great Falls area.

    Bill