When I lived in Savannah it was like that. We lived on an island and if we wanted to get in the pool or grill we had to run a shop fan to keep the sand gnats off us. Here in NC it's nearly as bad this time of year if the wind isn't blowing. I was swatting at big biting flies the whole time I was running this afternoon; 5mi of looking like a wildman swinging at the air. I would much rather have been piloting your slingshot.
With that low windscreen do you need a helmet or do you sit low enough to avoid foreign objects? I have only been on a road motorcycle about 3 times when I was a teenager so don't really get the helmet / no helmet thing. Driving to work in the last 20 years I have gone through at least 5 windshields from rocks being kicked up by cars and trucks. If they crack windshields I know I would not want one in my face
Just a follow up on the helmet thing. I do not particularly care for them, hot etc. but I do wear one now. Just this weekend a robin flew by, broke my windshield and did not miss my head by too far. Glad I had the helmet on.
The Slingshot is classified as a motorcycle (trike). Each individual state determines rather a helmet is required. We wear helmets.
To date, and I hope it remains this way, the windshield for me, is just below my eye level and it has so far has kept bugs and stones from clobbering me. (knock on wood). I guess regardless of the size or type, there's always the risk of being hit by something. I've been hit by birds on motorcycles in the past, fortunately not in the face. There are after-market windshields that are much higher and actually some that tilt. The wife and I pretty much agree that once it gets dusk, the Slingshot is put up.
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Last Edit: Jul 14, 2016 21:03:37 GMT -5 by encore50a