I read the following post pertaining to wheel alignment over on http://forum.slingshotroadsters.com/forum & thought this was an interesting topic since we were told of toe in / out issues. Comments anyone?
IT’S OFFICIAL THE POLARIS SLINGSHOT HAS TOE ISSUES AND NOT SQUARE WITH THE REAR WHEEL
Thanks to Bob from Central Florida for bringing the “FIRST” Polaris Slingshot to True Laser Track headquarters for us to see if alignment was needed …and the answer is YES. During Biketoberfest 2014 I had looked under the hood at one on display in New Smyrna and could tell by the attitude of the tie rods that things “chassis wise” would not be working well…but I actually wanted to get my hands on one and today was the day.
The front wheels where not square to the rear wheel and Bobs Slingshot had TOE OUT.
I used my General Motors adapters( adapters we use in NASCAR) to align the Slingshot but I will be manufacturing magnetic adapters so a Dealer can use the Spyder True Laser Track system…they will just have to change adapters.
Bob was hesitant about coming to the shop as he wasn’t sure it even needed an alignment…he said it drove great. After I aligned the Slingshot and Bob took it out for a test drive…he said OMG…NOW it is GREAT. The tiny bit of darting around the corners was gone. And better yet imagine how the gain on tire wear will be !!
That is great news for our existing BRP Dealers…they can now use the patented True Laser Track/ Outlaw/ Rolo System for both Spyders and the Slingshot.
For more info call 386-427-8522…we will be getting prices soon