EJ if I had the time I would do it in a heartbeat!!! On my way back I would certainly pass thru Indiana to see you @Painter and the rest of my buddies!!!DKF if you take the unit back to the dealer where you got it you may want some HEATED gear. But it would be a nice road trip, maybe
more so in May/June.
Hood pads are definitely warranty-able and replaceable. Schedule with your dealer to have them replaced if they are missing.Don't forget about the hood pads and backup camera. "IF" Polaris stands behind all of these problems. It will more than likely RESTORE my faith in Polaris. as of right now I don't EVER plan on buying another Polaris product.
Hate to hear that for you! On a different topic though, MAN your SS looks shines GREAT! I guess from the look of yours, you must be using some really good wax on it? I know you're bummed about your current problem and I can't blame you for that. But whenever you get around to it, I'd love to hear what you use on it to make it look so good! Anyhow, I hate to hear about the problem, keep us updated, sling on and great looking shine!Well, today was the day. Driving on the freeway at 3:35am and the lights went out. 62°F, actual hood vent installed (which does evacuate heat from the engine bay), and it still happened. Was never notified of the recall, and given the temperature is usually not that warm up north it didn't seem a priority. Now it is.
WOW, AWESOME AWESOME INFO! And yours really did POP in your picture of it. I've heard of the clay method before but I sure would have been scared to death to try it on the SS. But after what you have said as well as the video, it looks like a mighty good way to do it.@jacjac171,
Eh, that's just one of many problems this unit has had. It's still a great ride despite the down-time, and Polaris has covered everything under warranty so far, although FUEL Powersports in West Bend, Wisconsin did some great work ensuring that would properly happen in a timely manner. I have a new list for them... :cigar:
Credit also goes to forum members for helping troubleshoot and find solutions that could be relayed to the dealer to assist them in repairing new and interesting problems.
A digital multi-meter showed the headlight issue stemmed from a failed headlight relay, the fuse is good. The horn relay was swapped and all is fine, I can yell louder than the stock horn anyway... I'll call the dealer so they can order a headlight recall kit.
Thank you for the compliment! I used no wax, just a wash and dry.
The clear coat and paint are necessarily thin, so extra care is taken to not grind any dirt into the finish. Junkman2000 on YouTube developed a two-bucket wash that I use with minor variation to minimize scratching--that man has become the easiest to understand expert that I've found.
Hopefully free time will come my way so CQuartz and then a layer of wax can be used.
The wax sheds water and dirt, and the less dirt there is to remove the better, as dirt an the abrasive that ruins the finish. The wax protects the CQuartz from being scrubbed off. CQuartz protects the clearcoat from being damaged by the abrasive dirt. The clearcoat protects the paint. Each soft layer we add is sacrificial, protecting the next.
- Clay the clearcoat
- Use a mild cutting compound to remove the scratches put in while claying
- Apply CQuartz
None of that will protect against stone damage, nor keep the Slingshot from wadding up in a wreck. It extends the life of the finish by helping protect against micro-abrasion and ultra-violet damage. Bug bodies will come off easier, and bird splat won't react with the clearcoat until it has gotten past the other barriers. The slick finish will keep dust from sticking to a fair degree, and rinsing the car will pull the water off therefore drying the car. The work and expense is worth it since I value the finish.
Thanks again for the feedback!
Perfect cleaning tool for the Sling Rims