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Stop me if you've had this happen to you before...

You leave your motorcycle parked outside a store / restaurant / house to do your thing and when you return to your trusty steed, you find someone sitting / leaning / taking a photo on your baby... Or putting their kid on your baby to take a photo (and potentially burn themselves)... :eek:

It happened in my Lotus as well. I took it to Home Depot with the roof off for a quick run and when I got out, a guy had pushed my power window down and stepped over the door to sit in it with his kid... The Elise has notoriously difficult ingress / egress so I caught them when they were trying to get out of it. :mad::mad::mad:

In the end, it's ugly, and unfortunate, but it's bound to happen. Seeing as the Slingshot will no doubt be in the eye of many onlookers and enthusiasts, what will you do to keep unwanted attention and buttocks from infesting your Slingshot?

http://rideapart.com/2013/09/get-off-my-bike-motorcycle-etiquette/
 

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:eek:

ROTFLMFAO :D

You've never had someone sit on your bike? I've always tried to be nice about it, but it's not always something you can be nice about...
 

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I see it all the time.

I have a bad feeling it will happen all the time with the Slingshot. You just have to just step over and drop down.

I will be doing a quick release steering wheel which will make it even easier for them. :(
 

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I just don't get that: sitting in a stranger's car or on a motorcycle and thinking it's okay. What the hell is a matter with people in this country? I guess it's all about them and what they want to do. Sorry for the rant but as I get older I just can't believe the lack of courtesy towards other people and their property. "I want to do this and I don't care."
 

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I was thinking more along the lines of a tonneau cover or some caution tape??

Had 2 Motorcycles in FL, nothing damaged or messed with.

Have had 6 Motorcycles in AZ, all were vandalized in some way. Had them pissed on, kicked over, broken bodywork, broken turn signal lights, sat on, keyed, etc. And I swear, half of that sh!t was done in a legitimate parking space for bikes!

My Lotus was REALLY crazy. People would see me driving it and they became maniacs trying to catch up, tailgating, pointing, losing their mind... and when stopped, it was always the same questions... "is that a kit car?" :( "Who makes Lotus?" :mad: "How fast is it?" :rolleyes: "Can you take a picture of me with your car?" :eek:

99% of the time, I was cool about it. If the person had a little kid and I had time, I would ask if the kid wanted to sit in the Lotus, just because it was small like them... Made a lot of smiles that way. :D
 

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I am sure a Lotus is a people magnet.

I was kicking around the idea of a tonneau cover as well. Not sure how the open sides would get covvered but def something I will work on.

I suppose you could bring a full cover with you and cover it but what a pain in the ass every time you step out of it.

Perhaps some sort of wasy bikini top would work? Keep the rain out but be east to install - maybe a couple hooks that go to each fender well and one on each roll hoop? I will have to give it more thought...
 

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how about a push button retractable roof? Doesn't have to be anything outrageously expensive. Something similar to most convertible cars. I'm sure this will be an optional accessory in the future.
 

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I am sure a Lotus is a people magnet.

I was kicking around the idea of a tonneau cover as well. Not sure how the open sides would get covered but def something I will work on.

I suppose you could bring a full cover with you and cover it but what a pain in the ass every time you step out of it.

Perhaps some sort of wasy bikini top would work? Keep the rain out but be east to install - maybe a couple hooks that go to each fender well and one on each roll hoop? I will have to give it more thought...
You get on that, Mr. Engineer... ;)

I was thinking of something simple, you know, it is fitted to the upper half of the seat backs, and then a flap long enough to reach the dash hooks into a loop or something on the dash.

Has to be convenient, light, easily stored, can not take up excessive room in the storage behind the seat... (Do you think a helmet will fit in the storage behind the seat?)

Folds in 2 seconds, goes on in 2 seconds... Does not have to cover sides... Don't see how it could unless it just hung over. Maybe hang loosely over the side and has a bungee to attach to the grab rails on the side?

Be sure to tell your marketing buddy to sell the hell out of it... :p
 

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Stop me if you've had this happen to you before...

You leave your motorcycle parked outside a store / restaurant / house to do your thing and when you return to your trusty steed, you find someone sitting / leaning / taking a photo on your baby... Or putting their kid on your baby to take a photo (and potentially burn themselves)... :eek:

It happened in my Lotus as well. I took it to Home Depot with the roof off for a quick run and when I got out, a guy had pushed my power window down and stepped over the door to sit in it with his kid... The Elise has notoriously difficult ingress / egress so I caught them when they were trying to get out of it. :mad::mad::mad:

In the end, it's ugly, and unfortunate, but it's bound to happen. Seeing as the Slingshot will no doubt be in the eye of many onlookers and enthusiasts, what will you do to keep unwanted attention and buttocks from infesting your Slingshot?

http://rideapart.com/2013/09/get-off-my-bike-motorcycle-etiquette/
Sitting in your car , a Lotus . Unreal better you than me -I would of had a melt down .
 

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It was upsetting. I was more upset with the window track being broken. It was a very ugly situation overall. The Lotus forum is filled with stories like this, less so now since the introduction of the Evora.
 
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