And for those who want to see a helical gear here is a pic
Partly because in no way other than legally is it a bike! It has a substantially larger tube chassis than any 'bike'and that diff noise is resonating throughout it. Just cos its as noisy as an MFer I'm not sure its going to fail, although it won't surprise if it does turn out to be a mini disaster for Polaris.One call to Polaris would be a waste. The field and forum is where the real R&D is accomplished. I'm not trying to convince anyone there is a problem - if you are good with it then keep on riding. That goofy noise is driving me nuts. Why is it every other belt drive bike is quiet except for the SS.
Most likely the demo has quieted down with use, you should see the same with yours.Just got my SL last week and it definantly has an angle drive issue. It's at the dealer now because the VSC light is on. I asked them to note the whinning from the rear end for furure issues. I drove the demo and it did not have as loud of whine that my new one does.
I would have to agree with most on here that there is a setup issue that needs to be resolved.
According to the post (if you click that text it is a link) he had failed bearings and other miscellaneous sounds and the dealer made a decision to replace the drive. I would guess under the assumption that a defect in the drive was causing other parts to fail frequently?What components failed?
I am sure you will have no problem selling it.........The real question is when the bearings fail in the axle are they replacing it with the knowledge of knowing it's just going to fail again.
Also, when they replace the angle driv, you just have the same unit that went bad to begin with, where is this getting us?
It's too bad we don't have a company spokesperson to keep us I formed with regard to a fix that is in the works.
It's a pisser we had so many trips planned and now I'm restricted to local riding. I'm not going out on a trip get stranded and have to live in a motel room for a week or leave my bike in another state unattended.
This sucks $25k for a new bike I can't trust on a road trip!
The reason that the SlingShot's rear-drive is not is quiet as a car is simpleOk let me re-phrase it so you'll be more comfortable - why is every differential on every car - truck - motorcycle - quiet - yet the SS sounds like its coming apart!