new second love!

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Re: new second love!

Post by hotflash44 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:23 am

tgtrotter wrote:
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 ¿?
:cheers:
thanks for noticing all good, just hit the wall on posting for awhile. been riding the Slingshot a lot you know its the new toy. the Ural gets a workout only once a week now, but that will change as soon as the newness wears off the slingshot. as to pictures some of us old geezers haven't figured out how to do that, maybe I can find a grand kid to show me how someday. PS I still pop in at least once a day to see how things are going will comment where I can help. :D
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Re: new second love!

Post by Gunfighter » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:56 pm

Vanderhall price about the same as H-D Livewire. That would be a no brainer for me, Vanderhall looks like a lot more fun.
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Re: new second love!

Post by hotflash44 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:51 am

Gunfighter wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:56 pm
Vanderhall price about the same as H-D Livewire. That would be a no brainer for me, Vanderhall looks like a lot more fun.
I like the look of the slingshot better than the Vanderhall,but the T-Rex is the craziest of the bunch to me. the slingshot has the 2.4l gm Ecotech engine with 175 hp and 175 ft pounds of torque. very quick and handles like a formula one car, at least to me. :cheers:
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Re: new second love!

Post by France_Fadeley » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:30 am

Congratulations. :) I would like to see the photos. :D

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Re: new second love!

Post by Mracer » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:52 pm

I drove the Ryker at a free threewheeler class in PA... It is stupid fast and I immediately was doing stupid things on it. It's stupid fun! I know, i used "stupid" too many times, but this thing brought out the teenager in me. For 10k new, it's not the most expensive toy out there with loads of fun. It is NOT a motorcycle by ANY means.
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Re: new second love!

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:19 pm

Mracer wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:52 pm
I drove the Ryker at a free threewheeler class in PA... It is stupid fast and I immediately was doing stupid things on it. It's stupid fun! I know, i used "stupid" too many times, but this thing brought out the teenager in me. For 10k new, it's not the most expensive toy out there with loads of fun. It is NOT a motorcycle by ANY means.
And that's 10K for the 900cc.
Get a 600cc for $8500.

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Re: new second love!

Post by Mracer » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:51 pm

Rich, i have to say that 600cc quickly proved to be a little docile.
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Re: new second love!

Post by Mr Wazzock » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:17 pm

the slingshot has the 2.4 litre GM Ecotech engine with 175 hp and 175 ft pounds of torque.
Holy crap. :o
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Re: new second love!

Post by hotflash44 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:54 am

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:17 pm
the slingshot has the 2.4 litre GM Ecotech engine with 175 hp and 175 ft pounds of torque.
Holy crap. :o
yeah its a real jaw dropper. mine is all black with the optional gull wing roof. looks like a bat mobile. engine has 2 OH cams 4 valves and 11.5 compression. real snappy especially with single rear tire. :cheers:
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Re: new second love!

Post by tgtrotter » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:15 pm

Yesterday I test rode the Ryker 900cc on freeway and some dirt lot. Stupid fun is accurate. Basically a $10k Toy. Nothing the matter with that. :thumbsup:
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