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Asking Price: $15000, and vehicle is located in Norwalk, California

Up for sale is a 2016 Polaris Slingshot S with 21615 miles. I used to commute with it, but now work remotely. So at the wife's request, I am reluctantly putting this up for sale.

First of all, the bad: The starter sticks sometimes. When it does, I just have to put it in gear and rock it back and forth a little, then it'll usually start. And when it does, it starts very strong, so it's not an issue with fuel/compression/spark, or even electronics. It's just the dang starter. I just haven't been bothered enough to take it in. There was one time I had to rock it 3 or 4 times, but it did start very strongly after. I think I was just not finding the right spot that day.

Also, the slingshot was rear ended twice before, cracked the deck. The first time, the guy had a taller vehicle, and hit the pointy end of the deck. Only the deck frame + deck lid was replaced. The second time, the guy swerved to the right, so it hit the taillight and deck, and missed the rear tire/drivetrain. For both times, everything was repaired at Berts Megamall in West Covina, paid for by insurance. Unfortunately, a lot of parts were on shortage the second time. In order to get my vehicle back asap, I took it without the lettering on the rear fin. Also, they only had the rear view camera available (not the blank plate), so they put the rear view camera on my S, without hooking up the electronics. If you feel like retrofitting the screen, you already have the camera to go with it.

The good: This vehicle is a 2016, which means it has the 2.4l GM Ecotec engine, with a 5 speed manual transmission. GM made millions of these engines, so parts and knowledge is abundant. I haven't had any issue with the engine or transmission, but I sleep better knowing that there is plenty of information out there when I do need it. The vehicle runs and drives FANTASTIC, and the feeling is exhilarating.

Now, some changes/mods:
1. Bullet Speed V-Back Canvas top with rear view mirror. The top significantly cuts down on direct sunlight heating up the surface of the seats(or you), and is a lifesaver. It also provides a mechanism to install a rearview mirror in a position similar to traditional vehicles. It makes driving the slingshot MUCH more comfortable and the mirror allows for greater visibility.

2. Can-Am locking gas cap. Since this vehicle was a commuter, I wanted a gas cap that people cannot tinker with. The locking gas cap is a must. This is genuine Can-Am, that just happens to fit the slingshot. I did have to trim off some of the plastic pieces around the gas cap area, so you can actually grab the gas cap. You will see what I mean when you come see the vehicle.

3. TricLED battery holder. This allows the installation of a car sized battery, instead of the motorcycle battery that the slingshot comes with from the factory. I believe I picked a battery size from a Chevy Malibu with the 2.4l Ecotec, but the exact group size escapes me at the moment. It'll be clearly marked on the battery when you need to replace it.

4. SAE battery charging connector. This allows you to put the vehicle on a charger when you are not driving it, without taking body panels off to access the battery. This connector is used by many common chargers. I personally use a Noco Genius, with an adapter from the Noco proprietary connector to SAE. I have come to find that this isn't all that necessary. The S trim doesn't have any electronics that would have parasitic drains. I have parked the vehicle for 6+ months (due to Covid) and it still starts right up. But this is available should you need it.

5. Backup lights. I ran some pod lights to the back of the vehicle, mounted on top of the seat hoop. This is helpful when you are backing into a dark spot (or when people tail gate you). I ran 2 fused circuits from the battery to the switch in the dash, using OEM rocker switch to control this. The other circuit is open for now, you can add more electronics if you want.

6. LED headlight bulbs. I have replaced all 4 headlight bulbs with LED bulbs. It's a little brighter, but most of all gets rid of the yellow.

7. Leather shift boot. The OEM rubber boot cracked, so I replaced it with a leather boot. The knob is made from a different material, and is not having any issues, so I did not change that.

8. Royal Purple in the angle drive. It's just a maintenance item, but I figure it's worth mentioning.










 

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Picture taken during the first accident. Just a light tap.


Picture of the second accident, and a picture that just happened to show the straight(replaced) deck frame when I had the vehicle apart installing the light pods (a year after the repair). Looking at the picture of the accident, I believe the deck frame, the deck lid (plastic), right tail light, plus a few of the underbody plastic are replaced.


 

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Sure is. Let me know if you have any specific questions or want to meet up and check it out in person.

Peter
Yes Pete I'm from Michigan her name is Dale and I do want that machine it sounds like it needs a little over this and that but the Price is Right cash will be there way to go call me at 989-963-7837 look forward to it I'll be out there after the first anyways found an Oceanside that's where I used to live talk to you later Gmail me at the [email protected] or give me a call bye for now.
 
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