Posts by wjfyfe

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    If I understand correctly, what this does is to quicken the throttle movement, am I correct?


    Bill

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    That is my understanding as well.



    So, then cannot a driver get the same sensation without spending the extra money by just mashing down harder on the accelerator?


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    Entry based just to try if earplugs will work for you the cheap foam ones should work, but I really like Kyle D's response!


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    Just a lil discovery that we have made where when wearing our full faced helmets wind/road noise have automatically been muffled and we have had the intercom to converse or listen to the radio. Recently we have been experimenting with wearing half helmets, but this has introduced the issue of wind/road noise which has made conversation and listening to the radio with just the speakers difficult. Now this may sound counter intuitive to those not already aware of this, but we have started wearing ear plugs for the wind/road noise and wallah, by diminishing all of that background noise we have found that conversations are now easier and the radio is clearer at even highway speed.


    Bill

    I was told last year at SSITR's that my battery was having issues. Still haven't replaced it but with the new rear exhaust I am thinking of going to the newer lighter Polaris battery. This will move it another few inches away from the heat.

    Just a thought that maybe you might want to reacquaint yourself with some of the issues that others seem to have experienced with the smaller battery over the full sized ones?


    Bill

    For the first time I happened to run into a rain squall yesterday wearing my (relatively) new half-helmet and quickly found myself missing the protection of my full-faced modular.................


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    Oregon's autocycle regulations state no endorsement required but a helmet still is.


    Ultimately, there is a sure fire way too assure that you will never get pulled over due to the lack of donning a helmet.....................:whistling:


    Bill

    Campaign: 16V754000 on 10/17/2016


    Component:Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings


    Manufactured:03/03/2014 - 10/06/2016


    Affected:17,795


    Defect:Polaris idustries, inc. (polaris) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 slingshot motorcycles manufactured march 4, 2014, to october 7, 2016. the affected vehicles may have insufficient clearance between the fuel line and the hood structure.


    Consequence:The insufficient clearance may allow the fuel line to rub against the hood until it leaks fuel. a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.


    Correction:Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will replace the replace the engine fuel line, and inspect the retention clips to reduce the risk of interference, free of charge. the recall began december 2016. owners may contact polaris customer service at 1-855-863-2284. polaris' number for this recall is t-16-03.



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    If I remember correctly there were some issues with the initial 2015's that retuning the ECU corrected, a couple being an rpm surge and a steering centering glitch, others also maybe?


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    OK, we're back and finally got to try out our Ventist seat cushions. To keep it short and sweet, it was in the 90's today, we can actually feel the air circulating around our backs and butts, so they do exactly as advertised. If we were to change them at all the front of the seat part is just a bit narrow to fit the seat properly so it could be a couple of inches wider? Also, an added bonus is that the extra cushioning makes the original seats more comfortable, so, overall, even though these cushions are kinda pricey, our ride is now cooler and more comphy, at a cost significantly cheaper than replacement seats, which helps justify the cost.


    We relocated the existing straps so they go around the back of the seat bottom, and where the seat back narrows under the headrest.


    We like em! :)



    Bill

    Boy, in my younger days I have many a memory of all of those tires, but as I, and technology, have aged, (I am sure going to jinx myself here and prolly should not be saying this), even though I am a real fanatic when it comes to checking / maintaining tire pressures, adding a pound or two here or there depending if wet, dry, sand, snow, weight etc. I literally cannot remember the last time I have had an emergency flat tire? I do not recall any of our current spare tires on our various vehicles having ever touched the ground??


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    This is the biggest mistake many buyers make, to compare the SlingShot to an automobile. Completely different vehicles offering completely different experiences, mostly depending on one's mood and expectations at the moment.


    Ultimately, the only vehicles to be able to stay with the SlingShot in the twisties are two-wheelers! Here was our introduction to the SlingShot!



    Bill