And now for Part 2 of the interview with Polaris Slingshot Lead Engineer, James!
In this installment of questions, we chose to focus on some of the questions that the travelling Slingshot driver might be interested in. We asked James the questions that have been creeping around the forums from those that intend on touring and towing the Slingshot around this great country of ours.
SlingshotForums.com Where are the 12V outlets located?
James One inside the glovebox, and one between driver and passenger, above the cupholders.
SlingshotForums.com What is the alternator output?
James 130 amps.
SlingshotForums.com Do you have exact dimensions of the cargo areas?
James Total storage on Slingshot measures in at approximately 22 gallons
The storage openings are approximately 300mm wide by 390mm tall. Inside, the storage boxes are larger than the openings, but in irregular and difficult to measure ways. A standard size backpack or a full faced helmet will fit in each of the two storage compartments.
SlingshotForums.com What is the process to swap out or remove windshields?
- Open the hood, 1 screw on each side, one in the center (blade windshield)
- Open the hood, 2 screws each side (double bubble)
SlingshotForums.com A lot of people are wanting to pull a lightweight motorcycle trailer so they can use the Slingshot to tour around. Are there any plans to add some sort of trailer hitch or are there any issues with pulling a trailer designed for a motorcycle?
James Not currently.
SlingshotForums.com What is the life expectancy on a stock machine of the drive belt?
James Per the owner’s manual, Polaris recommends inspecting the drive belt every 5000 miles for damage. There is no set replacement interval.
That last question was a bit of a lead in to our next session with James! We are kind of excited to let you know what he had to say in response to our last set of questions!
If you missed Part 1 of the Interview, check it out here: Shared Experience: An Interview with the Slingshot Lead Engineer Part 1