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Old man (71) interested in getting my first Slingshot! I never rode a motorcycle until I retired at 60, and loved it. Gave my grandsons motorcycles and now, they are accomplished riders.
I just bought the R model. Less expensive yet, insane to drive. My daughter and son in law LOVE it and occasionally let me drive it!
 

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Just had a teenage dream come true last week. In high school saw the T-rex come out and thought i need one some day but was disappointed by the sticker price and put that dream on a dusty shelf. Until i saw the slingshot come out and figured some day i could at least afford a used one. Well after shopping around for a few years my wife and i where able to pick one up. My only problem is not much of a community in NB Canada or service centers but that is ok because i don't mind learning and doing basic stuff on my own. The real goal now is to have my wife fall in love with it and for us to get a new one in a few years ;).
 

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Welcome to the forum Mustang and also to the wife. Now listen to her as you ride, if she says the floorboard is hot, you may need to add some mods like insulation to the underneath area of the Floorboard. On the early models, the firewall will get hot, Insulation can help there. Air vents on early models can help. You came to our forum to learn what you need to know from other owners, so I would like to invite you to look at my vast Thread on Slingshot information along with video to help with the many subjects I cover for the Slingshot. I have designed it for the new owners and the things I think he or she may want to know. Look at the Index and find subjects that interest you the most and click to go to those areas. Enjoy your Slingshot!

 

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Welcome to the forum Mustang and also to the wife. Now listen to her as you ride, if she says the floorboard is hot, you may need to add some mods like insulation to the underneath area of the Floorboard. On the early models, the firewall will get hot, Insulation can help there. Air vents on early models can help. You came to our forum to learn what you need to know from other owners, so I would like to invite you to look at my vast Thread on Slingshot information along with video to help with the many subjects I cover for the Slingshot. I have designed it for the new owners and the things I think he or she may want to know. Look at the Index and find subjects that interest you the most and click to go to those areas. Enjoy your Slingshot!

Thanks Sam and rest assured i have already availed myself to your videos. In fact i looked over a good many of them over the years. They definitely gave me more confidence to to do regular maintenance myself. In week one i have already done an oil change, greased the U-joint, clutch fluid, and angel drive oil and an air filter is on the way.
 

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Greeting from Washington.
I am new to the forum thing so please be patient. I currently purchased a 2017 SLR, Orange Madness, 8000 miles. I have owned it now for a month and really enjoy taking it out for a spin. I do have a question about the mounting screws on the back of the upper seat, the tabs that the screws go into are broken. Any fixes besides replacing the seatback at $375 a pop? i have tried epoxy but broke loose again when putting screw back in.
 

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Greeting from Washington.
I am new to the forum thing so please be patient. I currently purchased a 2017 SLR, Orange Madness, 8000 miles. I have owned it now for a month and really enjoy taking it out for a spin. I do have a question about the mounting screws on the back of the upper seat, the tabs that the screws go into are broken. Any fixes besides replacing the seatback at $375 a pop? i have tried epoxy but broke loose again when putting screw back in.
I am not sure which but I think it was some of the 2017 that had some bad seats. I think that a lot of them were replace by Polaris ... check with a dealer near you. You can check the recall list.
 

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Hello all. We just got our. 2020 Grand Touring. Love it so far. Bought it while on a trip to Charlotte and my wife drove it back to Tennessee (550 miles). I guess the breaking period is done. :)
 

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Greetings and Salutations!

My wife and I just bought a 2020 R Miami Blue Autostick Afterburner Orange design. I was a motorcycle rider for years before I met the wife and sold my bike to buy our first house. I already had a number of expensive and time consuming hobbies that don't involve my family and wanted something more inclusive for Steph. She was adamant about not riding her own bike and wasn't super comfortable on a trike so we test fit and test drove the Sling. She might drive it, so Autostick (sigh), but it's as close as I'll get to riding again I think.

We are picking it up today and hoping for a few good days before it gets too cold as we live in southern NH.

Looking forward to having some fun and tweaking the performance in the future (stupid extended warranty).

If anyone local to the North of Boston area is a fellow Slingshot owner, please let us know and we can meet up!

Best

Jeff and Steph G
 
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