Posts by wjfyfe

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    Just a lil side note, every once in a while either one, or both, of the center lights do not come on and so far the fix has been to remove the plugs and spray some Deoxit on the connectors.




    Bill

    OK, the only time we have noticed any significant "fender flapping" is under extreme conditions, like when riding a two lane highway and a semi passes by going the opposite direction on a very windy day, it has to be something that extreme. Thinking back, we own a 2015, when we were in at our dealer shortly after the 2016 came out, we were inspecting the new 2016 comparing it to our 2015 with the shop foreman where he mentioned that the hood had been lightened, (among other things), on the 16. Now, could this be the reason we are not experiencing the extreme fender flapping so many others are so concerned about?


    Bill

    The Prestone that you purchase off the shelf today says on the bottle that it will mix with any other make/color anti-freeze, it is what I used when topping off the system after installing the aftermarket surge tank, no issues................


    Bill

    I was the first here in SW Oregon to get my three-wheeled motorcycle endorsement in the SlingShot, (Justina was the second), and we had to do the then existing DMV set up three-wheeler course, We both did it and passed! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:


    Today you no longer are required to have a motorcycle endorsement to operate the SlingShot.


    "Three-Wheelers, Sidecars and Trikes

    "Autocycles" (three-wheeled vehicles with a steering wheel and bucket seat) as defined in ORS 801.133 do not require a motorcycle endorsement. All other types of three-wheelers require a motorcycle endorsement. However, you may apply for a restricted (3W-only) endorsement at DMV. Applicants must pass the DMV motorcycle knowledge test to qualify, but are not required to complete a rider training course or pass a DMV skill test/road test."



    Bill

    On a parallel topic, Polaris was allowed to offer us the SlingShot because they were able to take advantage of the current regulations and classify it as a motorcycle, thus bypassing many of the regulations required of an automobile. This unique "motorcycle" then attracted buyers attention and folks were purchasing them because of this "uniqueness", but then within a very short time, even though they owed the opportunity for owning this vehicle due to it's being classified as a motorcycle, began whining and complaining because they had to comply with a basic requirement of motorcycle ownership, you must wear a helmet. Then shortly after that, folks continued to whine even more when they started comparing it to a car. Personally, it is really sad that folks are unwilling to accept and enjoy this unique vehicle as it was originally conceived, a motorcycle alternative, and wanting to change it into a car in which there are several examples to be had already on the market.


    Bill

    Autocycle regulations vary depending on the state. In Oregon the SlingShot is considered an autocycle, which translates that it is a motorcycle that does not require a motorcycle endorsement, but still requires a helmet. Personally, a very "common sense" compromise where the SlingShot is concerned.


    Bill

    Considering this whole topic, Data will support that helmets overall save lives, that there is no doubt. There have been several folks coming here sharing how their helmets have protected them from serious injury, or possibly worse. So, If or when somebody dies in a SlingShot solely because they were wearing a helmet, then maybe there will be reason to continue this discussion, otherwise....................................


    Bill

    Get rid of the stupid fin on the rear deck and put a rear-view mirror on the dash, mounted on a post high enough to see over the rear decklid. The side mirrors have numerous blind spots, and the backup camera is difficult (impossible) to see in direct sunshine and when wearing polarized sunglass

    Here is a representative view showing the blind spot that exists behind the SlingShot when using just the side mirrors



    Not even a motorcycle can hide in there?


    Bill

    Weight my brother. He ain't heavy... 1745 max to maintain Mc rules and reg's. Go over and we will pay a SH!T load $'s more and have to deal with stuff like air bags, crash dummies, glass wind shields, doors, A/C, etc. Then we could rename it to Miata. What's the average owner age of a SS now? I would suspect 55 +.

    Most of use where MC riders for many years and have gained the driving experience needed to stay wheels down when it comes to emergencies, stupid and inattentive sometimes reckless drivers out there and there's a S load of them. I am personally grateful to Polaris for the SS! I had to sell off my motor cycles due to bad hips (old age) and just wasn't enjoying the bikes like I did for so many years. I suspect theirs's many SS owners paddling away in the same boat.

    Justina and I had the opportunity to take out a Mercedes SLK over the weekend and while driving it I was asking myself why, why are folks so bent on purchasing a SlingShot and modifying this motorcycle into something more like the SLK where The SlingShot is so much higher on the "fun" scale, especially with the manual transmission?


    Maybe it is a more basic question of why do folks want to take something unique and make it into something just like every other vehicle on the road?


    Bill

    Let's see, our nearly 20 year old Jetta pushing 400,000 miles in which we use to tow a 1500 pound camp trailer still has the original clutch and maybe has had one brake change, so when a vehicle is driven conscientiously your reasoning lacks merit, Bigdog.


    Bill

    Our helmets have saved Justina twice from serious injury, me at least once, while riding the SlingShot on the highway, so, for us wearing a helmet just makes common sense. To take this a step further, many others have come on forums like this and shared similar experiences as Justina and me, but I do not recall of a single occasion where anybody has shared where their helmet has caused them injury while riding a SlingShot? Again, common sense...........................................


    The same arguments about not wearing a helmet can also be applied to seat belts where yes, seat belts have been the cause of injury on occasion, but they have saved thousands upon thousands of folks from serious injury or death over all, so we choose to take the advice of the thousands that have been saved to the very relative few that have been injured, again, common sense?


    Bill

    We just purchased a new 2019 Honda Ridgeline and while on the computer recently I thought that I would just check up on the history of what recalls our Ridgeline has had, and if they have been addressed. After extensive searching what I have found is that I can find if there are any outstanding recalls that have not been addressed, but what I was really looking for was a comprehensive listing of all the recalls that have applied to our Ridgeline and their status. Apparently there is no such listing available online and I need to go to the dealer to get a printout.


    So, compliments to Polaris for providing us with this easy and immediate access to this information.


    Bill