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  1. UK_Paul

    UK_Paul Well-Known Member

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    Hi I'm Paul and I live over in the UK.
    - But you worked that one out from the name -
    I've been riding a Polaris Victory Vegas for about 9 years now and just love it. Hence the little red avitar.
    So it's now time to add a Slingshot to the stable.

    Well the Slingshot is now on its way to me from my dealer.
    It reached the docks today in Nothan Ireland and should arrive in Herefordshire, England on Tuesday 5th December 2017.
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    It's already had a wrap/Graphics Kit added (AMR Racing Graphics) and some basic (Polaris) wheel trims red belt guard and mirror highlights.
    Apart from that it will be arriving in its standard setup.
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    The graphics went straight to the dealer from SlingMods. Both Jez & Will offerd some great assistance in getting things together.
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    All I need do now is hang on a few more days and it will be with me.

    I'll keep you posted.
     
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    Paul, You are going to love the ride. Enjoy....
     
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    First update on the SS .

    As I'd previously said. I had some kit for the SS sent out directly to the dealer, "All Spares" - Polaris Slingshot Britain Dealers - in N. Ireland from SlingMods. I'd also included a bunch of parts to be shipped to me over in England.

    Subsequently 4 large packages arrived, for me, from SlingMods, a few days ago. When I checked out the contents, I noticed that 3 items hadn't shipped. The dispachch had been delayed because the guys at SlingMods had been waiting for one of those items to come back into stock.
    As I'm sitting over in the UK we are about 9 hours ahead of the crew at SlingMods. I sent Josh an email for when he got in.

    Now: This is truly where good service, from a company, shows......

    Josh was already on the case and quickly sent me an email, saying he'd look into it. He had a lunch appointment and we spoke after that. He'd already checked the situation and could see why some of it had happened (that's OK these things are bound to, sometimes). Next thing I hear from him (still the same conversation) he's already organised collection of all items from the works that day. The'll be arriving on Monday, a day before the SlingShot.

    Now you can't ask for a better response that that! When I'd first called some weeks earlier Will and Josh at SlingMods had proven to be really helpful with this SlingShot newbie. I have a very strong suspicions that I'll be buying loads more product as time goes by.

    GREAT WORK SLINGMODS!
    Polaris Slingshot Aftermarket Parts & Accessories - SlingMods
     
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    UK_Paul Well-Known Member

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    Just a quick picture for you all of my existing ride.
    No it's not leaving, when the SS arrives :)

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    A Victory Vegas made by Polaris. Stage 1 tuned and with various modifications and additions.
    All set up, outside my home, with a Union Flag on the back and ready for a ride-out.
     
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    I wonder how many slings are in the UK. Is Paul's the first?


    LC
     
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    UK_Paul Well-Known Member

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    Polaris choose to keep these things private in the UK and won't tell the potential customers.
    I've spoken with all of the the UK dealers and it appears that they have sold more, but only have 6 on the road, with actual customers, including this one.

    What is much worse
    It is now almost impossible to get any form of help or information from Polaris Britain, without first asking a dealer.
    The dealer may not know the answer (That's OK. I'd not have asked Polaris if the dealer was likely to know the answer. If they did I'd have asked them first).
    The dealer then asks Polaris.
    Polaris try to answer the dealer's questions.
    The dealer passes on the answer to the potential customer.

    Doh......
    With all these "Chinese Wispers" a totally different answer comes back to the possible customer.

    Example.
    I tried asking, through a dealer, what parts I needed to add the US (centure) lights to a Canadian/European Slingshot.
    Eventualy the answer cane back asking me for the part numbers.

    It was me asking them what parts I need!!
    If I'd been able to speak directly then that would not have been a problem.

    Oh.
    I do need to make it clear that was not via the great dealer that ended up selling me the SS. But I suspect that I'd have received the same responce whoever I'd have asked.

    Sales and service, from Polaris Britain?
    I don't think so, not if they carry on this way.
    Anyone with contacts at Polaris US, please feel free to pass this on to them.
     
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    For all of the complaints abut Polaris Britain in the above posting. I do need to point out that (as previously metiond) I have been a very happy user of Polaris Motorcycle for many years now.

    The engineering in the Victory Vegas is great and if the Slingshot comes close I'll be very happy.

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    That's me at a motorcycle rally, this year, with my arm in the air, following a Slingshot.
     
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    Hi Paul, you arn't alone with your experiences but you are one step ahead... I try to buy a European SS with already done recalls but the dealers here in Germany tell me, that everything is fine and recalls are only for US Market...when we try to find a price all tell you the same: nothing off! And we are talking about 2016 SL model, 2017 SLR isn't availible till Spring 2018! Yes, 2018. What's about UK? SLR is offered? Also nobody will tell you how much are already sold so I dont understand why?
     
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    The very same in the UK.
    Every UK dealer says......
    "No 2017 models for the UK in 2017."

    I could not get the SLR in Europe either. :-(
    Holding stock is in Belgium and they do not have any in storage.
     
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    On the up side, lots of questions have been answered along the way, Search is pretty helpful on most any topic. I have an Index linked at the bottom of my posts also, just turn your phone sideways and it should show up.

    Non-official personal opinion: Like the members, the vendors here do make every effort to make ownership awesome.
     
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    Hey Hedgehog,
    Thanks for the information regards the Index links. I've received some great feedback from people on this site. I'm sure I'll have more questions as time goes on.

    Today's update:
    The remaining parts arrived from SlingMods today.
    :)

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    A piece of art.
     
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    Oh, that's SO SEXY! I have a 1320 stainless header and was going to have it coated, but the color change is so beautiful I changed my mind at the last moment and left it. Really, yours is like Sling-porn...
     
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