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I think it is important to note it doesn't have to be an either/or situation.

Depending on the weather/forecast my Stinger roof is either being used for shade/rain, carried on the back in case of extreme weather or sitting in the shed.

I initially bought my roof for shade. Didn't really like the idea of a roof but didn't like the sun beating down on me in an enclosed vehicle ( I know some of you don't think it's enclosed, but to me sitting in the hot sun it sure felt enclosed to me), and no air conditioning. Unlike a motorcycle where you catch the wind, there's no catching even a breeze in the SS, just roasting.

There was only one roof that I thought looked good on the SS and allowed me to remove and install it easily and also carry it with me. Thereby also giving my SS three different looks, the Roadster, the Coupe and when I am carrying it with me, the Beetle look. i.e. the top looks like beetle wings when carrying it on the back. Never thought that I would consider a roof as one of my top three mods, but I do.
you are correct and I think it is great we all have options, one thing I will disagree with is the idea that you catch more wind on two wheels - I dont know about you, but on two wheels I always felt the need to wear protective clothing that is totally unnecessary on my slingshot - when I pull up to a light next to a person on two wheels and I see them baking in the sun sitting there in their heavy riding gear I thank God I am sitting in my slingshot in my shorts able to actually feel whatever slight breeze there is against my skin - I have even had some of those people sitting next to me tell me they were jealous and wish they could ride wearing light clothes like I was wearing because the heat in their riding gear was killing them

As a fun side note when I asked my wife if she wanted a top and I showed them to her online she laughed and said, "why would I want that? if its 120 out it will still be 120 under that top and unless the sun is directly over head its going to be hitting me anyway. dont waste your money. why dont you get those JRI coil overs you want instead"

needless to say - I got the coil overs :)
 

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I will disagree with is the idea that you catch more wind on two wheels - I dont know about you, but on two wheels I always felt the need to wear protective clothing that is totally unnecessary on my slingshot - when I pull up to a light next to a person on two wheels and I see them baking in the sun sitting there in their heavy riding gear I thank God I am sitting in my slingshot in my shorts able to actually feel whatever slight breeze there is against my skin

needless to say - I got the coil overs :)
That's where we differ, I see the wind as my friend when I ride and I want to do as little as possible to impede it in hot weather. In almost 50 years of riding I've never owned a piece of protective clothing or rain gear. Man, I see all those riders with all that protective stuff in the hot weather, and I start sweating just looking at them. I've also been known to wear only shorts when riding, and have the exhaust burn scars on my calves to prove it. When I did the motorcycle tour of Cuba last year, I was the only one in the group who rode without rain gear in the daily showers. Guess I'm a minimalist.

The best thing I did to eliminate heat in the cockpit was getting rid of the stock exhaust. Although, I have considered reinstalling during the winter in lieu of a heater. :)

Finally, let me assure from experience, there is a difference 100+ with and without a top. I can't speak to other tops, but if you ever do decide to get a Stinger you won't regret it. BTW, still get the coil overs too.:)
 

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I've always worn my full face helmet when I had my motorcycle even though it isn't required in our state. Since getting the sling, I still prefer the helmet when running on the freeway (our highway get a bit crazy as everyone is doing 80-90+) but I take it off when running around town. I do find it cooler for me in the hot sun with the helmet on than with it off and with the visor up, I get plenty of air to be refreshing. After a 7 hour ride bringing it home from Kansas I figured out that the full face helmet isn't great for the sling as it makes it very difficult to grab a drink. Of course, this was never a thing on the bike as you had to pull over to grab a drink but pulling over for a drink with the sling is a bit silly. I am now looking at replacing it with a modular so you can flip the face part up and get a drink while on the go. Good luck with your search.
 

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I found this 1/2 helmet online and absolutely LOVE it! It's not the slightest bit hot, and I live where it's very hot all the time. It's very comfortable, and inexpensive. I like it so much I now have 4 of them, one for each family member. They run really large! I normally wear a large, and with this helmet I use an extra small. Here's a link to it:

<a target="_blank" href="Amazon.com: Gmax Gm35 Derk Full Dressed Half Helmet Flat Black S/Small: Automotive"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=B003CK3J44&ServiceVersion=20070822&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&Format=_SL250_&tag=reddogranch08-20" ></a><img src="//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=reddogranch08-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B003CK3J44" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />
 

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