Posts by wjfyfe

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    The primary reason the stock plastic tanks fail is due to it's proximity to the exhaust. Though I have no experience with the Twist Dynamics tank, considering that all these tanks do is provide a reservoir to hold extra coolant under low pressure, I can foresee no reason why it too would not do it's job effectively where cost was our primary consideration, (we purchased our tank second hand.)


    Bill

    Unfortunately, my limited budget means deciding between a Quick jack I'd use a few times per year or other accessories I'd use every ride. I guess I'll continue to make do with my floor-jack, jack-stands and wooden tire-blocks.;)

    Makes perfect sense to me! :thumbsup:



    Though, I also use ramps when appropriate!


    Bill

    but at this point all of this talk is speculation - after this has been out for some time and actually road tested we will know more and who knows maybe it will be great

    To follow up on this looking to the positive side, it is a bit more reasonably priced compared to most other tops?


    Bill

    Well, I think that this video speaks for itself on who would like, or who would dislike, this top, and I can predict where this debate will be going, especially with the permanent nature of this installation, materials used and the drilling and riveting required:



    Bill

    Since our original dealer shut the doors as far as the SlingShot is concerned, we tried out a new one this week in Cycle Country in Salem Oregon. I have been in contact the past couple of weeks to get the knock sensor replaced as well and get the existing open recalls completed. Communications during this time was outstanding, as well as the service when we arrived at the dealership this morning. Big Kudos!


    Bill

    There was one disappointing experience we did have with this dealer where there were no SlingShots on the showroom floor to check out and this was how we found the three brand new SlingShots that the dealer did have stuck in a back corner of their lot:


         


    Something that the pictures fail to show is how dirty each of these units were.


    :(


    Bill

    I reluctantly bring this up, but wouldn't more folks be more inclined to purchase American goods if, for example parts for our SlingShots, local vendors priced them more appropriately where folks would be less inclined to go in search of (much) cheaper products?


    Bill


    An added note is where things may not always be what they seem on the surface, like who makes the most American made pickup?


    https://www.tfltruck.com/2017/…ican-truck-cars-com-news/


    Bill

    As discussed so many times already here, when considering how light on it's feet the SlingShot is, I believe that first off, the more potential for standing water, the more one should slow down, (common sense?), Second is to be very cautious of those first rains after a long dry spell, (common sense?), Third is to purchase tires that are recognized for their water channeling ability, (common sense where we currently are operating https://www.bfgoodrichtires.co…odrich/g-force-comp-2-a-s), and fourth, if you are still really spooked, just park the SlingShot when ol Ma Nature gets weepy, (common sense?) ....................


    (I believe that there is a common element running through this post?) :/


    With all of that said, I too once found myself holding on while the Grasshopper started sashaying and dancing down the Interstate when I suddenly hit a young river crossing the road, sometimes s%@$ will just happen! =O


    Bill

    OK, I believe that I have just learned another lil tid-bit, at least with our SlingShot, where the warmer/tighter the belt, the more it wants to move inward (towards the tire.) This winter with the cooler temps, as adjusted, the belt was running quiet, but yesterdays first ride of the year with the temp in the mid 90s, we noticed a lil squeaking and the belt was rubbing on the inside. This morning after cooling down the gap returned, so I adjusted the belt a quarter turn further out.


    Bill

    I used to really like to do the maintenance on our "older" vehicles but as "newer" vehicles have become more sophisticated, more electronic and plastic oriented, requiring special, (expensive), tooling, so has the enjoyment deteriorated. We just purchased our second brand new vehicle of our lifetime and with it we purchased the extended warranty and lifetime oil change. We may never get our money's worth, but any more I would rather just take it in and let somebody else crawl around it and take the risk of breaking, or otherwise screwing something up, thus saving Justina the explosion of when I do it!


    Bill

    Today after I changed my oil I pulled the backup camera out and unplugged it then put it back - frankly I dont really use the backup camera and I am in no hurry to go out of my way to get the recall done so by unplugging it I shouldnt have to worry about it over heating or causing a fire between now and whenever I do get around to the recall

    Yup, that is what we did, if it wasn't for the knock sensor going south the camera and seat recalls still would not be completed......................


    Bill

    Hey Patrick and Tina, we took the Grasshopper in to a new dealer today to get recalls cleared and a new knock sensor installed where the service writer was just full of questions about the Sport Top saying he thought that it was the best idea he has seen yet! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:


    Bill

    Good to hear you have a GOOD one even though it's a good drive.

    Yea, we too, they treated us like we have been their customer from the very beginning! Oh, and speaking about a good ride, about 450 miles were put on the grasshopper with the temps in the lower 50s going up and mid 90s coming home...............

    Bill