Welcome to SlingshotForums.net, the first and largest Polaris Slingshot Forum on the net. SlingshotForums.net is a community dedicated to the upcoming / rumored Polaris three wheel road vehicle. Our goal is to be a friendly community comprised of Slingshot owners and enthusiasts. To participate fully in the site all you need to do is register, it's quick and free.
Many of you have asked us how you can help support the site. Some looking to help us get the word out with their friends, some wanting to organize rides, and some even wanted to donate to the site to keep the servers running. We didn't feel right taking anything like that without being able to offer something in return! We put our thinking caps on and decided to open up some great features on the site, as well as get some things that we have been working on behind the scenes out to you guys!
To see the package that we have put together and the benefits associated, follow the link below:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Polaris is recalling more than 9,000 2015-16 Slingshot vehicles because the headlight relay may fail, causing a loss of headlight capability while riding.
Involved are the following:
Slingshots manufactured from April 21, 2014 to Oct. 22, 2015,
Slingshot SL models made from April 28 to Oct. 23, 2015, and
Slingshot SL SE models manufactured from Dec. 15, 2014, to Oct. 22, 2015.
"In conditions of high underhood heat, the amperage rating for the headlight circuit relay may become marginal," Polaris reported. "In addition, the temperature at the female terminal pin is higher than what is desired. These two issues can cause the relay to fail intermittently and/or cause the wiring at the relay to become damaged. These issues could cause the headlights to intermittently or completely turn off while the vehicle is in operation."
The first indication that a problem exists is that the headlights may intermittently flash on and off for brief periods of time, and then otherwise operate normally, the OEM told NHTSA. "This can continue for quite some time before the headlight circuit becomes damaged enough to completely shut the headlights off," it noted.
Total number of vehicles affected, according to Polaris: 9,182. Polaris estimates that 8 percent of the total have this defect.
Polaris is notifying owners. Dealers are asked to replace the single headlight relay with a circuit that uses two headlight relays, free of charge. The recall (Polaris No. SLI-15-05; NHTSA campaign No. 15V777000) is expected to begin Dec. 4.
"Everyone loves a great American comeback story. In addition to building Indian and Victory motorcycles, the flexible factory assembles a new three-wheeled product called the Slingshot, which is a cross between a motorcycle and a roadster. Assemblers will also soon begin building a new all-electric motorcycle called the Empulse TT.
Scott Wine, chairman and CEO of Polaris, credits that phenomenal success to an aggressive product development strategy and an operational excellence initiative."
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a partnership between three-wheeled moto-roadster Polaris® Slingshot® and Mad Media, the driver for the highly anticipated film campaign Slingshot X was unveiled today: three-time U.S. rally cross champion and four-time X-Games gold medalist Tanner Foust. Additionally, the Slingshot X vehicle – a 2016 Polaris Slingshot SL – will be on display for the first time at Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach, Fla. from October 16 – 18.
Details of the Slingshot X film remain highly guarded outside of a film teaser released on Slingshot X.com. Fans can expect to be wowed with a film that will capture what the unique and exhilarating Slingshot roadster is capable of – especially with one of the most respected precision car drivers behind the wheel. The film is set to release later this year.
"When Polaris Slingshot and Mad Media approached me about being a part of this project, I was intrigued to say the least," Foust said. "The second I laid my eyes on a Slingshot I knew it was going to be a unique machine to throw around. I'm stoked to show fans what this one-of-a-kind vehicle can do!"
Foust is a versatile and multi-talented driver known for his supreme car control and proven track record of podium placements, national championships and world records. In addition to his accolades on the race track, Foust translates his expertise on-camera as host for History Channel's Top Gear and performing stunts for various films, television shows and commercials.
A video launched today introducing the Slingshot X vehicle that will be featured in the film and can be viewed at Slingshot X.com and on the Polaris Slingshot Facebook page. This new three-wheeled moto-roadster will also be on display throughout this weekend at Biketoberfest. The highly modified Slingshot X vehicle built by...