Posts by wjfyfe

    I bought one just for helmet law states. I put it on in Missouri 3X and it felt like it was crushing my skull.

    We would suggest that you spend some time in a shop with a large inventory of helmets so you can get properly fitted because not all helmets are the same, different helmets fit different shaped noggins. A helmet should be snug, but not "crushing."


    Bill

    It was forecasted to get up into the triple digits here in SW Oregon so Athena and I decided to take a lil jaunt down into California to do some playing on the beach where it would be much cooler. We had a great, twisty ride down, ultimately enjoying a couple of hours of the foggy sixty-something degrees before heading back inland. On the way we pulled into a wayside before crossing back into Oregon to eat a little lunch when a California Highway patrolman pulled in. He walked on over and asked if the SlingShot was ours, in which I nodded in the affirmative, then he asked if he could get a closer look at it stating that he had yet to see one up close, so I gave him a guided tour. He appeared quite impressed and upon spying my helmet on the seat he asked where hers was, pointing to Athene. I explained that she wasn't required to wear a helmet since she was fully enclosed and the officer looked at me quizzically, at which time I pointed over to the kennel at the end of the table! :P


    When we got home we noticed all of this stuff on the front surfaces??????




    I figured it out that it must be ash from our nearby fires,so gonna grab the Pledge, wipe it all down to get ready for the next adventure.


    By the way, the thermometer is reading 102 presently here back home.


    Bill

    I guess that I do not understand what you are wanting the dealer to do if the u-joint in your SlingShot does not have a zerk? This has been discussed to death where some have a zerk, and others are apparently sealed and do not, I am suspecting it depends on the supplier your particular joint came from at the time of assembly?


    Bill

    We are thinking our route will be 62/230/138 over the mountains near Crater Lake to 97, doing the seat recall while passing through Bend, north to 14, then 12 through Lewiston, up and over Lolo, Missoula, and then on to Helena, keeping to the two-lane roads as much as possible................


    Bill

    Prolly nobody is really interested, but those going up I-15 into Alberta, I spent the first ten years of life at the border crossing of Sweet Grass and Coutts..............


    Bill

    This last week I was told about a problem with production of Slingshots in the near future. A dealership employee said the the dealer has lowered price to invoice to get rid current stock, before it was widely known about Polaris stopping production.... I’m not sure about this info... so I’m asking if anyone else has hear anything.

    Within a week or so we will have the definitive answers in which we all have been speculating on! 8o8o


    Bill

    COOL!! 8o8o8o
    We have a few snakes, turtles and lizards but you don't come across them very often!
    Bill

    A month or so back while cruising the back roads we had a mountain lion dash across the road right in front of us, even though Justina was holding the camera it still wasn't enuff time.................


    Over the three years of owning the Grasshopper we've also experienced bear, elk, bobcat, coyote, fox, bison.......................................


    Bill

    We have not decided which exact route we will be taking, but on August 24th/25th we'll be en-route from SW Oregon to west central Montana and then September 8th/9th returning, any owners in the general area(s)?


    Bill

    I need a wire that is hot with ignition switch on. That won’t cause any problems when I tap into it for my neutrino fuse box. Neutrino has a regular battery connected hot wire and it also needs a smaller wire attached to a hot wire. It won’t operate unless it detects 12 volts through this Wire. They suggested the tail light but I don’t want to run a wire all the way back there.

    Let's see, recently we have been asked to diagnose cupping tires and rear fender cracking, crinkled hood, brake light failure, now are we going to be helping diagnose electrical glitches again? :D


    Bill

    Let's see, you did your own work on the suspension and now you are complaining bout your tires cupping? You installed your own rear fender and now you are complaining about it cracking? Is there a pattern developing here?


    Bill

    How much money should have Polaris spent performing how many tests over how many miles over how many years before releasing their "perfect" product to the public, just asking..............?


    I am personally incapable of perfection so how can I expect it from somebody else?


    Also, personally, I am much happier riding my lesser expensive, if somewhat flawed, SlingShot today rather than waiting how many years and paying tens of thousands of dollars more to get a "perfect" one..............................



    Bill

    But that's a self imposed rule that polaris wrote, if they break it they are not breaking any state or government laws. That's the way I get it.

    Huh? These are Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, War Hoop, Polaris has absolutely no say?


    Bill