new second love!

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new second love!

Post by hotflash44 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:06 am

well the second or is it the third childhood is here for me, just blew a fortune on a new Polaris Slingshot get it delivered Thursday. noticed the Ural giving me the look and cold shoulder today she thinks i have a new love. anyway been in this situation before sure she will be ignored for a while until the new relationship wears down, then all will be okay again im sure. both vehicles are totally different only thing in common is wind in the face, but i will love them both in a different way. :cheers:
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Re: new second love!

Post by brianural » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:14 am

Congrats. Personally I just can't get into the slingshot, but I would love a Morgan 3 wheeler, so I guess that also makes me a hypocrite. Enjoy the new love.
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Re: new second love!

Post by hotflash44 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:33 am

brianural wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:14 am
Congrats. Personally I just can't get into the slingshot, but I would love a Morgan 3 wheeler, so I guess that also makes me a hypocrite. Enjoy the new love.
thanks, i was the same way its a little to futuristic i think, but its interesting. i have always been attracted to odd ball vehicles IE Studebaker, Nash, English cars,(no offence Mr.Waz). i feel like a over the hill Batman. :cheers:
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Re: new second love!

Post by chaos2 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:26 am

Pics? With it's side by side seating and steering wheel the slingshot always struck me as a car masquerading as a motorcycle to get around airbag-side impact etc safety mandates. That said it looks like a helluvalotof fun compared to the typical suv or econobox. I'd compare it to a modern Lotus 7 if Batman did the styling. Have fun!
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Re: new second love!

Post by Msblu79 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:12 pm

There is a new 3 wheeler out called the Vanderhall, somewhat like a Morgan. Price is a bit steep. :)
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Re: new second love!

Post by Mr Wazzock » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:19 pm

Had to Google Polaris Slingshot - oo-er! :D OK then
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Re: new second love!

Post by hotflash44 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:55 pm

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:19 pm
Had to Google Polaris Slingshot - oo-er! :D OK then
Mr.Waz did you miss my English car wise crack :boogie: actually they are delivering the Slingshot Thursday,bought it Tuesday. i had a top installed so its a little cooler here for the summer. its 12.5 foot long and 6.5 foot wide its as noticed above really a 3 wheeled car, but gets registered as a motorcycle. are there any of these contraptions in the UK? :cheers:
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Re: new second love!

Post by Mr Wazzock » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:23 pm

Apparently we do have dealers, but I've never seen an actual Slingshot! :o
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Re: new second love!

Post by hillbillybob » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:21 am

My son-in law has a Slingshot...they are definately a different breed. Being powered by that Pontiac engine/drive train, it should be plenty peppy for ya. Lots of fun....enjoy it.
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Re: new second love!

Post by snowymonkey » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:38 am

They are all over the place around here (north central Florida).

They look like fun. I wanna see one go the other direction...... lifted a bit with some all terrain tires :beerchug:

Of course that’s prolly just the Florida Redneck part of me coming out.....
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Re: new second love!

Post by hotflash44 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:10 am

snowymonkey wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:38 am
They are all over the place around here (north central Florida).

They look like fun. I wanna see one go the other direction...... lifted a bit with some all terrain tires :beerchug:

Of course that’s prolly just the Florida Redneck part of me coming out.....
well remember they are made by Polaris, in Minnesota they do have ATVs. anyway just drove it yesterday its a blast low to the ground and fast and noisy. :cheers:
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Re: new second love!

Post by hotflash44 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:15 am

Something i need to get over is this is the first time i have had to fun vehicles at the same time, just don't want to let it come between me and the Ural, don't think it will after the newness wears off. i feel like im cheating on the Ural, :boogie: like a secret mistress or something! :cheers:
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Re: new second love!

Post by tgtrotter » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:34 pm

Well that's pretty cool. CONGRATS !
I seen a rider in Phoenix rush hour going absolutely apeshit weaving through traffic on one. I mean he was standing while operating and had it on two wheels. I was impressed by its ability

Of course you won't ride that way...But what made you decide to get it ???
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Re: new second love!

Post by tgtrotter » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:23 pm

Hey HotFlash,

Now that I've seen you posted:

Hope all has been well
And
You gonna divulge some slingshot pics ¿?
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Re: new second love!

Post by sKiZo » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:55 am

Anyone seen a CamAm Ryker? Kind of an interesting looking "steampunkt" version of it's big brother. First time I saw one I started seeing Donald Duck on a custom paint job - try and get THAT idea out of your head. Quacks me up it does ...

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