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I am going to be picking up my SL tomorrow. One of the issues that I found on the checklist were minor bubbles in the instrument panel. Mine is attached and looks minor. However, I am very OCD about my toys and want everything perfect.

According to Polaris, there is no complete fix for this and even if my dealer orders another panel, it will still contain bubbles because of the way it was molded where the pressurized gas hits the paint. Polaris said a technical bulletin will be released about this very soon.

Has anyone been able to get a warranty fix for this and replaced their instrument panel with a new one with no bubbles?
 

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Welcome to the club. I have not heard any updates on the several cosmetic issues from the dealer. If you have OCD there are more things that will bother you about the currently released SS. I'm at the denial stage at the moment so the imperfections does not bother me anymore.
 

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When I was a young man, I had zero patience, and zero tolerance for blemishes/minor defects with new things. I'm glad I have changed with age, I pretty much take everything in stride nowadays.

I used to get nuts about little shit like that. Then id go out and do something foolish and crash it all to hell, and the little crap wouldn't matter at all anymore.
 

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I am going to be picking up my SL tomorrow. One of the issues that I found on the checklist were minor bubbles in the instrument panel. Mine is attached and looks minor. However, I am very OCD about my toys and want everything perfect.

According to Polaris, there is no complete fix for this and even if my dealer orders another panel, it will still contain bubbles because of the way it was molded where the pressurized gas hits the paint. Polaris said a technical bulletin will be released about this very soon.

Has anyone been able to get a warranty fix for this and replaced their instrument panel with a new one with no bubbles?
Actually the service rep at the dealer called and said a replacement is on the way. Hopefully no bubbles in the new one.
 

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According to Polaris, there is no complete fix for this and even if my dealer orders another panel, it will still contain bubbles because of the way it was molded where the pressurized gas hits the paint.
The fix is to de-gas the epoxy before application; the bubbles are from air dissolved in the epoxy and form during curing.

I don't understand what pressurized gas they're talking about, but bubbles won't form after curing.
 

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I am going to be picking up my SL tomorrow. One of the issues that I found on the checklist were minor bubbles in the instrument panel. Mine is attached and looks minor. However, I am very OCD about my toys and want everything perfect.

According to Polaris, there is no complete fix for this and even if my dealer orders another panel, it will still contain bubbles because of the way it was molded where the pressurized gas hits the paint. Polaris said a technical bulletin will be released about this very soon.

Has anyone been able to get a warranty fix for this and replaced their instrument panel with a new one with no bubbles?
I took just possession of my SS, of course this being written on 3/26 so we have a had a lot of water under the bridge and my bike was built at a much latter date. I went over the bike with a fine tooth comb, checked about 20 different items that have been documented; basically nothing! No bubbles, then I drove it 150 miles, now I have bubbles! Can't believe they haven't corrected this, and I haven't noticed where anyone got the bubbles AFTER driving it for a few miles. Mine did not have them when I picked it up!
 

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When I was a young man, I had zero patience, and zero tolerance for blemishes/minor defects with new things. I'm glad I have changed with age, I pretty much take everything in stride nowadays.

I used to get nuts about little shit like that. Then id go out and do something foolish and crash it all to hell, and the little crap wouldn't matter at all anymore.
My first new car was a 66 Fiat 850 Spider convertible. Picked it up at 2:00 and had a class to teach at the university that evening---parked it in the faculty lot with only one small 1/4 panel exposed --- it had a dent in the panel 3 hours later---think I cried for 3 days.

Now two weeks after receiving the slingshot I had it at a Car Show and used it to promote a charity motorcycle ride supporting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation....Sign on windshield said 'Pics in Slingshot--Kid's $1.00---Gals $5.00 ---DOM's $10.00 Brought home $950.00 in donation
in two days....Lots of Kids and no damage. and promoted a cause I
support.

Ride Safe,
Ej Ford
 

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ConnMan,

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation has 37 Ride for Kids events
around the country. see www.rideforkids.org

At each of these the local kids 'Stars' come out and ride with us.
As a Gold Wing rider for years we have looked for bikes with sidecars, now I'm going to be asking all the Slingshot owners to come out to a ride near them and escort a young Star or family member on a police escorted motorcycle ride to support the PBTF.

Thanks for your words of support.

Ride Safe,
Ej Ford
www.NorthernIndianaRideforKids.org
 

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I am going to be picking up my SL tomorrow. One of the issues that I found on the checklist were minor bubbles in the instrument panel. Mine is attached and looks minor. However, I am very OCD about my toys and want everything perfect.
After she's been parked outside a couple of times you won't be able to see the blemishes for the coat of pollen that will be all over it. No worries.
 

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The 999 was an awsome bike, I would love to have one. But The Ducati crowd just could not let go of the 916 " Look " And I am in that group. I saw a 999 on the road the other day at a stop light . And I thought, Wow that looks really nice. The 999 might have been ahead of its time .
 
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