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This is a valid point, and one we're supremely well-positioned to address ;)

Our extensive history and capability with a single rear wheel on mega high-powered dragbikes readily equips us with the tools and know-how to manage power as needed to suit the task at hand. These days, we can click off six-second, 220 MPH 1/4 mile passes on (of all things!) street bikes that don't even have a rear slick, but rather a treaded street-type tire! As such, we're very confident we'll be able to manage any challenges Slingshot throws at us in this department.
I was really hoping you would say something like that! Now I'm really excited!
 

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This is a valid point, and one we're supremely well-positioned to address ;)

Our extensive history and capability with a single rear wheel on mega high-powered dragbikes readily equips us with the tools and know-how to manage power as needed to suit the task at hand. These days, we can click off six-second, 220 MPH 1/4 mile passes on (of all things!) street bikes that don't even have a rear slick, but rather a treaded street-type tire! As such, we're very confident we'll be able to manage any challenges Slingshot throws at us in this department.
Sounding better and better. Hopefully nothing will have to be upgraded on
the SS till the 300 plus HP gains?
 
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Sounding better and better. Hopefully nothing will have to be upgraded on
the SS till the 300 plus HP gains?
I'd be remiss if I spoke too far ahead of actual Slingshot TurboSystem development, but yes...based upon our knowledge to date with the LE5 engine, it should be durable up to 300 HP with no internal modifications needed.
 
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Any comments about tires as it relates to more HP and traction? There has been some discussion on this already but would appreciate any thoughts you might have on this subject.
That's also a very good question. What we intend to do is very closely study the characteristics of Slingshot in this regard, and compare it to what we already know about using a single drive tire for significant power transmission. While it would be easy to conclude that Slingshot will simply benefit from larger and/or "stickier" tires, there are in fact many dynamics in play, some apparent, some subtle. Once we've had the opportunity to experience Slingshot in real time, I'm confident our development curve will be rapid and productive, and we'll apply what we develop to product that will come to market quickly. It's going to be a very exciting process, and we'll keep everyone posted!
 
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Was really wondering about the drivetrain. Swingarm, belt, bevel gears, so forth.
Thanks
These are also areas we'll devote much attention to. Our experience with swingarm-equipped machines is extensive, albeit primarily on two-wheeled applications. Fortunately, that experience also includes two-wheeled machines with very flat-profile tires, which of course separates Slingshot from its two-wheeled cousins that feature rounded profiles. Of course, this experience draws from our long, strong motorcycle drag racing career, where machines with flat-profile tires are common.

We're also confident about our ability to effect positive enhancement to the drive system as needed to properly and durably harness higher power. Such high-powered drives are another natural region of expertise for us, as they are also utilized on the mega-powerful dragbikes we are quite knowledgeable with. We also boast great expertise and fabulous technology partners in the gear drive region, as developing such solutions for the street and dragbike crowd has also been a necessary part of harnessing the incredible amounts of power available with modern engines.
 

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These are also areas we'll devote much attention to. Our experience with swingarm-equipped machines is extensive, albeit primarily on two-wheeled applications. Fortunately, that experience also includes two-wheeled machines with very flat-profile tires, which of course separates Slingshot from its two-wheeled cousins that feature rounded profiles. Of course, this experience draws from our long, strong drag racing career, where machines with flat-profile tires are common.

We're also confident about our ability to effect positive enhancement to the drive system as needed to properly and durably harness higher power. Such high-powered drives are another natural region of expertise for us, as they are also utilized on the mega-powerful dragbikes we are quite knowledgeable with. We also boast great expertise and fabulous technology partners in the gear drive region, as developing such solutions for the street and dragbike crowd has also been a necessary part of harnessing the incredible amounts of power available with modern engines.
I like this guy! He's making a lot of sense.
 

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That's also a very good question. What we intend to do is very closely study the characteristics of Slingshot in this regard, and compare it to what we already know about using a single drive tire for significant power transmission. While it would be easy to conclude that Slingshot will simply benefit from larger and/or "stickier" tires, there are in fact many dynamics in play, some apparent, some subtle. Once we've had the opportunity to experience Slingshot in real time, I'm confident our development curve will be rapid and productive, and we'll apply what we develop to product that will come to market quickly. It's going to be a very exciting process, and we'll keep everyone posted!
Appreciate the response and looking forward to hearing more once you have a chance to do some testing. Thanks!
 

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I was curious if you are going to change out the wiring harness since it is Digital Wrench instead of OBD2?

I was hoping that it would be OBD2 so I could get the Torque app and dongle but alas, it appears to be Digital Wrench. Might be something worth looking into as you prep for your first install. ;)
 
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I was curious if you are going to change out the wiring harness since it is Digital Wrench instead of OBD2?

I was hoping that it would be OBD2 so I could get the Torque app and dongle but alas, it appears to be Digital Wrench. Might be something worth looking into as you prep for your first install. ;)
We'll be developing parallel versions of both Digital Wrench and OBDII versions. It's my intention to analyze the capabilities of both as we further explore the possibilities we'll uncover in the development process. Of course, it's a bit early to offer which may come out on top, but we'll pursue all available avenues in the quest to optimize not only our TurboSystem options, but also general tuning as well.

I anticipate that we'll ultimately see results with both, and offer each framework to our customers so as to best suit all possible iterations of not only normally-aspirated, but also turbocharged configurations.
 

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I was curious if you are going to change out the wiring harness since it is Digital Wrench instead of OBD2?

I was hoping that it would be OBD2 so I could get the Torque app and dongle but alas, it appears to be Digital Wrench. Might be something worth looking into as you prep for your first install. ;)
Totally agree with this statement ^^^^^^ I really would like it if other shops could work on the slingshot besides Polaris. There are Chev dealers a lot closer to me then the Polaris dealer. I'm already working with my Chev dealer on this matter.. They like the idea.
There are a lot of forum members that also want it to be a OBD2 hook up.
 
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I might just have the ss trucked down to you some time this winter.
We'd like that very much, Cameron. We do enjoy the sublime advantage of a year-round road and track season here in The Sunshine State, so we'll be able to develop and install all winter long!

Might even be a nice winter-getaway for you to come play with your newly-boosted SS in the warm weather before it gets shipped back to you. Many of our out-of-state customers combine a bit of Florida vacationing fun with their vehicle enhancement journeys to us. We're less than two hours from Orlando, Tampa/St. Pete, Daytona, Jacksonville, and we also boast plenty of wide-open and seldom traveled highways in our immediate area, perfect for putting recently-enhanced machines through their paces :)
 

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We'll be developing parallel versions of both Digital Wrench and OBDII versions. It's my intention to analyze the capabilities of both as we further explore the possibilities we'll uncover in the development process. Of course, it's a bit early to offer which may come out on top, but we'll pursue all available avenues in the quest to optimize not only our TurboSystem options, but also general tuning as well.

I anticipate that we'll ultimately see results with both, and offer each framework to our customers so as to best suit all possible iterations of not only normally-aspirated, but also turbocharged configurations.
Was typing my question up and didn't see your response.
Thanks for all your feedback. Sure hope we'll be able to get the OBD2 system from you.
 
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As a matter of fact, we do :) You may already be familiar with our client Sin City Performance in Henderson. There are some other Hahn installing shops to consider as well, so when you're ready to pull the trigger, we'll review and expound upon your choices in greater detail. Thanks, I like the notion of an SS cruising the Strip!

http://www.sincityperformance.com/home.html
 

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Bill,

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions.

Seeing as the SS basically has a car front end and a MC rear end, does this not present some real unique challenges in trying to get weight transfer. With a front end designed for cornering including a very large sway bar, do you think we will be able to get decent weight transfer without giving up the cornering ability?
 
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