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  1. UK_Paul

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    It's something you grow up with and it becomes part of the way we drive. Even as a left hand drive vehicle it will be fine.
    I have ridden in the States and the roads are just not the same.
    My wife was talking on the phone with someone today, with someone from Alabama, who mentioned the Dragon's tail as a difficult run........
    She pointed out that we had been up the Stelvio Pass, with her on the back of my Polaris Vegas Motorcycle.

    See pics below.....

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    Now that's a good ride.
    I hope to take the SlingShot up it too.

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    Almost at the top.

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    Us enjoying reaching the top - up from Austria -
    We are the two on the right of the picture below (as you look at it)
    Then down again - through Switzerland - (Italy is also an option).

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    Now that's what I call riding "difficult" roads.
     
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    Glad everything found there way to you Paul!! Your SS is looking great!
     
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    Some great pics there man.
     
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    I'll be fitting some of the items in the morning.
    Great work from all of you!
    :)
    Pictures will follow.
     
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    It was a great trip:

    UK
    France
    Belgium
    Netherlands
    Germany
    Switzerland
    Liechtenstein
    Austria
    Italy

    Then back again....

    The next trip I did is probably still all on the sister company of this site "TheVOG.net" Under the title of "UK_Paul's Excellent European Adventure" (I was still finding out how do all this in those days, so I apologise if it appears a little amateurish at times).


    Addendum:
    I just checked TheVOG.net site and all of the pictures are now gone (well the site has changed hands a couple of times since 2014 when I first produced it). So no pictures, maps or video clips for you all to see.
    You will just have to put up with the SS information that I post.

    UK_Paul's Excellent European Adventure - Photo Travelogue - Index on Page 1
     
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    Br4hm4 I'm huge in Japan...

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    That's what driving dreams are made of!
     
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    It sure did it for me Br4hm4.
    I would love to do it or something similar in the SS.

    This YouTube clip isn't me. It's another Englishman, but he's riding what in Europe we call a "Sports Bike" and it's made to take tight turns.
    He has cut a lot of the run out, but it shows what it is like. The road never gives up, it just keeps throwing more and more curves at you and when he gets to the top and looks back down the mountain, you are only looking at a small section, of the top of the pass.

    I hope you enjoy watching it. You will just have to hold on a little longer, until I do it in the SlingShot. :)

     
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    So, what's new today?
    I've done a little work on the SS.

    With the wonderful UK weather this time of year. Rain & lots of mud on the road, I decided that the first priority was to fit the "Rally Armor Front Mud Flaps"
    I picked them up, with an order for loads of diferant components, so now was the time to get started.

    Product Link:
    2015 / 2016 Polaris Slingshot Front Mud Flaps by Rally Armor

    The mud flaps came with full instructions, however they are extremely simple to install and as I had already checked out the video below, I really didn't need to follow them. (It's always a good idea to make sure that you are doing things right, so I did it anyway). I had selected the red ones as they would compliment the red, black & silver wrap that had already been fitted to the SS.

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    In one of the SlingMods' videos, Joe had lifted the SS to gain a little more room to drill holes in the fenders, but I didn't need to do this as I had plenty of room to get underneath them with my drill. If you are finding that you don't have enough room then a simple and quick alternative would be to simple put one wheel on a thick plank of wood, (but make sure it can't fall on you).
    Everything was completed quicker than the time it had taken to view the review above and I agree with the comments made in them, by Joe, from SlingMads. Particularly the note he made about the fixings between the bracket and mud flap material. I succeeded in snapping the end off one of them, but I still had plenty left to make a very secure fixing, so everything was fine.

    So it was now time to get it out on the road and see how well the Mud Flaps worked.
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    As you can see from the picture that I'd taken, they certainly work well. I'd taken this after about 25 - 30 miles of riding through some filthy country roads. Yes the SS has some dirt on it but, on previous rides, the bodywork was in a very much worse condition without them.


    Conclusion:
    Particularly with the wet weather that we presently have, at this time of year, in the UK, they are absolutely brilliant and well worth fitting.
     
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    Boxing day now, but a quick picture for you all of Christmas dinner about to start, at our house, yesterday.

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    That's beautiful


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    Looks like a post card picture. I think that I would like to have dinner with y'all.


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    Thanks Yochemate, for the recall link.

    I certainly do have the fuel line rubbing against the underside of the hood.
    I spotted it one day before Polaris UK informing my dealer, when I was showing the engine to someone. It had worn just a littlie and so I wrapped it to protect it before it became a problem. After a time it would have become dangerous, so I'm glad to have noticed it first.
     
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