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« on: December 27, 2018, 06:13:34 PM »

Does anyone have experience with the Slingshot?  I got a new right hip summer before last and will get a new right knee in a couple of weeks.  I'm concerned about going down and really screwing things up.  This also puts the Spyder out.  I have a Mustang GT convertible but want something bike-like for runs up to Glacier or around Flathead Lake.

Thoughts?  Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2018, 06:41:33 PM »

Gravity gets you in but it is a gymnastics move to get out. Try one before considering purchase
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 05:26:14 AM »

I sat in a Slingshot at a bike show.
It was everything I could do to get out of it.
Have you seen the new Can Am Ryker?
23 inch seat height and totally adjustable pegs and bars for around $10,000.
For an extra $1000 you can get one that's dirt road ready.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBXAEfU4cW4
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2018, 06:22:15 AM »

Looks to be a fun machine. Built by Polaris I would have to question its reliability, Cost of up keep etc, And as everyone has mentioned, Trying to get out of it is no fun for old guys/gals.
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2018, 07:47:37 PM »

Getting into/out of is my first choice.  Then I remembered all of my hardware is on the right so maybe a sidecar?  I love my GSX-S1000, that could be a fun rig.
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2018, 09:23:22 PM »

They are hella fun.  We test drove one.  Getting in and out was crazy hard.
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2018, 08:18:08 PM »

It isn’t available today, but the Arcimoto may eventually be an option. It’s an electric trike and looks like getting in/out might be easier than the Polaris. Any thoughts on the Vanderhall?
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 10:10:30 PM »

Why would a spyder be out?  I ride one with two hips replaced and am recovering from a new shoulder about a month ago.  You are not going to fall off a spyder, unless you happen to run it into something at speed.  It feels like you are on a bike but its much more like driving a car.

As for the slingshot, thats a 4 cyl gm engine with a 5 speed transmission.  I have seen them but never sat in one.  It even has seatbelts.  Would probably not be much fun trying to climb out of it if that is what you are worried about.
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