Winter is here, and as a Polaris Slingshot owner, it's time to start thinking about winter storage. Depending on where you live, you may be able to ride all year long, but for those who can't, here are some tips for winter prep and storage.
First and foremost, covering your Slingshot is always a good idea, whether it's winter or summer. A lightweight dust cover can help keep it clean for a longer time. If you don't have a garage, consider using an all-weather cover as it is waterproof and provides better protection. A cockpit cover is also a great option to carry while riding, providing protection from unexpected rain or when parked somewhere. It is easy to install and remove, and it comes with its own storage bag, fitting perfectly in your trunk space. Even if you have a garage, using a cover adds an extra layer of protection.
If you plan on storing your Slingshot for an extended period, consider using a trickle charger or battery tender. As your Slingshot sits in storage for weeks or months, the battery may slowly drain, causing frustration when you want to ride on the first nice day. There are many brands available, but Battery Tender is a reliable one. Be sure to choose a trickle charger that is appropriate for your battery size.
Moving your Slingshot every two to four weeks, even if it's just a foot or two forward or backward, is a wise tip. Leaving your vehicle in one position for an extended period of time can cause flat spots on your tires, resulting in a hard vibration or a rough ride. Also, pay attention to tire pressure to avoid any issues.
Using a fuel treatment or fuel stabilizer is another wise tip, especially if you don't plan on riding for an extended period of time. These treatments prevent gumming in your fuel system and ensure easy starts next season, eliminating the need to drain the fuel for the winter.
To sum up, there are many ways to winterize your Polaris Slingshot, including using a dust cover, all-weather cover, cockpit cover, battery tender, moving it occasionally, and using a fuel treatment or fuel stabilizer. We hope these tips were helpful and informative. For more Slingshot apparel and accessory options, check out Slingmode.com. Links to all products mentioned in this blog are listed below. Remember to research and read reviews before purchasing.
https://slingmode.com/ - Slingshot apparel and accessories
https://www.amazon.com/Polaris-Slingshot-All-Weather-Cover-Black/dp/B08H8S8LWJ - Polaris Slingshot all weather cover
https://www.slingmods.com/polaris-slingshot-cockpit-cover-fitted-nelson-rigg?vehicle=3 - Nelson Riggs cockpit cover
https://www.amazon.com/Polaris-Slingshot-Full-Dust-Cover/dp/B08H8SCC7F/ref=sr_1_8?crid=3SEO41VHSEUUC&keywords=polaris+slingshot+cover&qid=1674501753&sprefix=%2Caps%2C122&sr=8-8&ufe=app_do%3Aamzn1.fos.f5122f16-c3e8-4386-bf32-63e904010ad0 - Polaris Slingshot dust cover
https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-Junior-Charger-Maintainer/dp/B06X9GGNZC/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=2D0JU7KKVFF28&keywords=battery+tender&qid=1674501825&sprefix=battery+tender%2Caps%2C130&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&smid=AC0UA62Z9ZBMG&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyMzdYRk9PRktUQVpDJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjk3MTk2MjFYRllLODM4TDRCVCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNjc0Nzk3MUpBQlVNWjk0SUdIWiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= - Battery tender
https://www.amazon.com/Star-Tron-Enzyme-Fuel-Treatment/dp/B0014419UQ/ref=sr_1_41?crid=3FP82GZGOQHBW&keywords=fuel%2Bstabilizer&qid=1674514588&sprefix=fuel%2Bstabilizer%2Caps%2C151&sr=8-41&th=1 - Fuel treatment