Posts by wjfyfe

    Well, we just received our 2nd notification for this recall. We have been waiting until the dealer got in a 2020 to check out, but it does not sound like that is going to happen any time soon. So, with the forecast looking decent, I think we will just go ahead and make the appointment and do the 400 mile round trip to the dealer next Friday, (5/29), to git-er-done!


    Bill

    Never mind the laws, simply take a string and tie it to the top of the roll bar, now attach the other end to the highest point on the hood, not the top of the windscreen for it is not structural, to the top of the hood. Now sit in your Slingshot and check out how close that string comes to the top of your head, (I raise the string up with my head.) I would think that for anybody with any common sense at all.................................


    Bill

    hehehe - havn't had the top on enough to notice - since getting the Sport Top the only real decent ride its been installed for was the ride last year with my wife up to the slingshot event in Fallbrook - - other than that with a few minor exceptions its been hung in my garage

    With the coming of spring/summer weather, unless we plan on doing an extended ride on the Interstate, that is where our top will be residing until next fall! :thumbsup:


    Bill

    Yes, - thanks for the information


    As a side note, I don't know why but, I have never really worried about MPG with the slingshot, Up 4 ,down 4 - - I would probably never notice

    To add another element to your comment that you may, or may not, have noticed is that we have found that our SlingShot appears to loose about 3 MPG when we install the top...........................


    By the way, stock exhaust, Madstad single blade wind screen, no fumes!


    Bill

    I was just thinking about doing the 8 hour + round trip up to the dealer to get the latest recall done, but then that would mean going into an area with the highest rate of Corona Virus currently, I've decided to wait a little longer. Besides, they do not have a 2020 yet to check out!


    Bill

    Since our nearest dealer is 4 hours away we have to plan a whole day to visit them. As such, though we have no interest in trading ours in, we have been waiting until the 2020's hit the showroom before we take the Grasshopper in to get it's recalls completed.The latest rumors are that still may be several months out.


    Bill

    Here it is starting into May and no 2020 yet................


    Bill

    Revisiting the Vanderhall, back when we purchased our SlingShot in 2015 we had no interest what-so-ever in this "other" three-wheeler. Primarily the looks were not that appealing, it was too expensive, too narrow, dealers were too far away, didn't want an automatic,etc. However, today, if we were searching anew, with the Vanderhall's refinements and the SlingShot sneaking up into that $30 grand range, going automatic, and dealers becoming more scarce, I could see ourselves giving the Vanderhall a much more serious look. In fact, Justina is thinking she just may like one for herself, maybe an Edison for commuting?


    Bill

    Also wondering at what age OEM coolant tanks tend to fail... do I replace it now or can I wait for a sale from DDM Works?

    I believe that heat, more than age, is the primary issue concerning coolant tank failure. Failure was common on the initial 2015 and 2016 models where the entire exhaust was wide open with the coolant tank right there in close proximity. Then beginning with the 2016.5 shields were being installed over the exhaust system and coolant tank failure rate appeared to have dropped significantly. After installing the shields on our 2015 we would not have even changed out our OEM coolant tank with an aftermarket aluminum tank, except I picked up a brand new tank that somebody had decided not to use at a significant reduction in cost, (less than the cost of a replacement OEM.)


    Bill

    Recall Summary SAFETY Recall Number: T-16-03-A NHTSA Recall Number: 16V-754
    NHTSA Notified Date: 10/24/2016
    NHTSA Description POLARIS HAS DETERMINED THAT SOME SLINGSHOT VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED WITH AN ENGINE FUEL LINE THAT DOES NOT MEET POLARIS QUALITY STANDARDS. SOME VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WHERE THERE MAY BE INSUFFICIENT CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE FUEL LINE AND HOOD STRUCTURE. THIS CAN RESULT IN ABRASION OF THE FUEL LINE POSING A POTENTIAL FUEL LEAK. A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY POSE A FIRE HAZARD. Safety Risk CERTAIN SLINGSHOT VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED WHERE THERE MAY BE INSUFFICIENT CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE FUEL LINE AND HOOD STRUCTURE. THIS CAN RESULT IN ABRASION OF THE FUEL LINE POSING A POTENTIAL FUEL LEAK. A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY POSE A FIRE HAZARD. Hide Details


    Remedy DEALER TO REPLACE FUEL LINE. DEALER TO INSPECT ROUTING CLIPS ON THE HARD FUEL LINE.

    I have been very bad about getting this recall and the backup camera recall done - - backup is pretty much worthless anyway so I unplugged it and havent really worried about it much, But for this one I should really make an appt the dealer said they could do it and let me wait for it, but I just keep putting it off - - I do check the J-case and fuses every now and then and they always look perfect - just did checked them again this morning when I changed the oil - - - -and still looks like new


    I guess I just have trouble getting motivated to waste a day at the dealer for something that has been just fine for 3 years - - - - - - oh well - - sooner or later I will get there

    Same here, where it will take a complete day of dedicated riding to get the SlingShot to the dealer and back. Maybe when that perfect weather Friday comes around, and after we get through this COVID-19 quarantine, and there are one or two 2020 SlingShots on the showroom floor to scope out, we just may finally get around to it.


    Admittedly it would be so much nicer if Polaris would not make it as impractical as they do for our local Polaris dealers to handle the SlingShot! :(


    Bill

    2001 VW Jetta coming up on 400,000 miles, changing the oil every 10,000 miles, no issues. Mobil 1 5W-40 Turbo-Diesel Truck. Our 2019 Honda Ridgeline gets it's oil changed every 5,000 miles, but that is on the dealer's dime since it came with a lifetime oil change. The SlingShot is averaging about 5,000 miles per year, so it gets it's oil changed around New Years.


    Bill

    WTF are you going on about? Putting any mod on your vehicle does not change your VIN. Try to tell that to anyone who mods their 2 wheelers with additional wheels.


    There have been 4 wheel conversions around for motorcycles for ages, and now that slingshots are here, there have been conversions for a few years now. I've not heard of anyone having issues.


    If you have, post a link to some info and not just throwing out some dribble please.

    https://www.oregonlaws.org/glossary/definition/motorcycle


    https://www.oregonlaws.org/glossary/definition/motorcycle


    I do not see how a four-wheeled vehicle meets the terms of either of these descriptions?


    Bill

    Around here, governing agencies seem to be content with the SlingShot as a three-wheeled motorcycle, (autocycle), as it was conceived. Anyways, they have never given us any issue. But, there has been a character that has done his own 4-wheel conversion, which is totally contrary to current regulations, raising hate and discontent of why he cannot keep his motorcycle/autocycle status. If folks keep on with this type of "stretching" of the regulations, government will eventually be forced to step in and the majority of us "law-abiding" riders will most certainly then be be made to suffer for it.


    Bill