Mooresville, NC - JRi Shocks is the first factory replacement shocks for the all-new Polaris Slingshot. After receiving a number of complaints about the harsh ride and the limited adjustability of the factory shocks, Wisconsin-based Alpha Powersport approached JRi about providing a solution.
The factory Slingshot shocks are a twin tube design that provide no preload adjustment and are non adjustable. JRi’s monotube, gas charged shocks greatly improve ride comfort and offer ride height adjustment in addition to 60 clicks of damping adjustment, allowing the user to customize the ride to their comfort and driving style. For a firmer ride, simply turn the adjuster knob in the “+” direction; for a softer ride turn it in the “-“direction.
Ride height can also be adjusted but the user must first loosen the lock ring on top of the preload collar, then tighten or loosen the collar to achieve the desired ride height.
The JRi Slingshot shocks were actually adapted from JRi’s popular single adjustable shocks, already in use on numerous street and custom applications. “We have an extensive background in developing shocks for motorcycles and pro touring vehicles, including vehicles like the Ariel Atom which is similar to the Slingshot,” said Steve Jessup, JRi’s design engineer. “We were able to develop a baseline setup from this project and combine it with feedback received from dedicated Slingshot enthusiasts like the folks at Alpha Powersport and come up with a solution that works well for the Slingshot.”
JRi Shocks for the Polaris Slingshot are available from Alpha Powersport. For more information visit www.JRiShocks.com or www.Alphapowersport.com.