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Anybody notice in the videos the how long the transmission tail piece bolts were. I can see now how they will catch some roadkill. Its going to need some thin skid plates also in a few key areas. I live in areas that roads suck.

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Bet my road sucks worse than your road RAB :arghh: To get to my place I got 2 miles of unpaved hell that's got more craters than the moon.

I'm going to be looking at higher profile tires for the SS to soften the ride. My GF just got a car with super low profiles and it was noticeably worse than mine with higher profile. I probably should have stayed with the Base SS wheels on my SL.
 

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Oh wow I hadn't even thought of that. Can't wait to read what others say. Here in Kansas we have our share of RK and I don't like the idea of that mess on my SS
 

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Bought a new 2013 Goldwing and one of the first recommended things to install was a pan under the engine to prevent rocks etc from damaging the oil lines and oil filter that hang out in the open, right behind the front tire, probably the best investment a Wing owner can make.

Those bolts appear to be the rear transmission mount bolts and they sure look like they will catch anything under the SS. No doubt someone will come up with a shield that will cover the suspected areas that can be damaged from road kill or foreign objects. The shields on my wing are stainless, it would be nice to have stainless shields for the SS as well.

Tom ( #3 on the local dealer list for the red SS)
 

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Soft little skunks, rabbits and possums aren't the problem. It's those damn armadillos That will tear your front end off
 

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Haven't seen the videos. Do those bolts actually hang down BELOW the frame ? Hard to imagine Polaris doing an engineering snafu like that.
 

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Otter find away or the time to watch the videos, you will not be disappointed
Will do Mike. Got to get home to my desktop PC to do it. They won't work on iPad due to Apple not supporting Flashplayer. Maybe there is an app that will?
 

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Will do Mike. Got to get home to my desktop PC to do it. They won't work on iPad due to Apple not supporting Flashplayer. Maybe there is an app that will?
Not that I know of, I tried it on a few of my Apple devices and it did not work.
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Bet my road sucks worse than your road RAB :arghh: To get to my place I got 2 miles of unpaved hell that's got more craters than the moon.

I'm going to be looking at higher profile tires for the SS to soften the ride. My GF just got a car with super low profiles and it was noticeably worse than mine with higher profile. I probably should have stayed with the Base SS wheels on my SL.
I'm sure if you post an ad offering to trade your SL wheels & tires for someone's Base wheels & tires, you will have no trouble doing so, even if you also ask for some cash as part of the deal.
 

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I'm sure if you post an ad offering to trade your SL wheels & tires for someone's Base wheels & tires, you will have no trouble doing so, even if you also ask for some cash as part of the deal.
From what I understand ( and I could be wrong ) the part between the swing arm and the rear shock comes in two different lengths. A short one for the 20 inch tires and a long one for the 18s. This is to retain the same ride height.

So putting a long one on a SS that has 20 inch tires would raise the ride height, at least in the rear. The headlights may need to be realigned.
 

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I'm sure if you post an ad offering to trade your SL wheels & tires for someone's Base wheels & tires, you will have no trouble doing so, even if you also ask for some cash as part of the deal.
Good suggestion BKL, I may have to consider that. Will see how it rides over 'hell road' when I get it.

I do like the styling of the SL wheels better. Haven't checked yet but I'm hoping there are higher profile tires for both SL wheel sizes. That would raise the ride height a bit but not enough to be a problem.
 

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Good suggestion BKL, I may have to consider that. Will see how it rides over 'hell road' when I get it.

I do like the styling of the SL wheels better. Haven't checked yet but I'm hoping there are higher profile tires for both SL wheel sizes. That would raise the ride height a bit but not enough to be a problem.
As I remember well turbo might be working on a skid plate for the SS
 

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A quick visit to Tirerack shows it will be easy to find higher profile tires for the SL wheels. Will sit a little taller but that's ok. Makes needing the skid plate less of an issue. Gearing will be taller too but I kinda like that. The SS doesn't seem to have any problem spinning the rear tire :D

Oddly, the higher profile tires of same brand and series are less expensive as well...
 

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As long as you maintain the proper ratio front to rear. Otherwisw it will screw with the stability system.. (so says Polaris engineers)
Thats true, although i wonder why they would not have made the system self calibrating. Simple to do with the computing power available in the ECU.

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As far as requiring a different swingarm, maybe that explains why Polaris charges so much for the tire/wheel upgrade. Checking the Parts diagram only lists one swingarm part number, though.
 
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