Got my 2013 Stallion... now, for the questions!

Aug 4, 2023
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Beaver, PA
Name
Scott
Just LOVE it! Ended up painting it. Never painted anything in my life but thought it needed a nicer color than white. I won't be able to wet sand and buff it out for a few weeks, so pardon the slightly dull appearance. Also, I have yet to polish the front wheel. Ran out of energy.

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It seems to run great with a few minor exceptions.

1. The AC does not blow cold air. The compressor kicks on but no cold air. The previous owner stated that there must be a leak. Suggestions where to look?

2. I repainted the bike blue. When taking off the rubber floor pads on the outside of the bike, the "nibs" that hold down the floor steps broke off. Can I replace the rubber pads or just simply double side tape them down?

3. As I was changing the oil, I noticed that the metal coolant pipe running from the from of the bike to the rear was loose (rattling around) and could be moved very easily. Should that be secured somehow/somewhere? if so, could you direct me where to secure it and how?

4. When going over small bumps, I noticed a bit of a rattle in the front end. Suggestions on what I should look for and possibly what may need tightened.

5. Brake seems to travel quite a bit before it engages. I have adjusted the location of the pedals using the button but that is not the issue. The pads are all new, so it is not that the brakes need done. I have heard that this just may be the way they are, which is perfectly fine. I just wanted to verify.

6. The previous owner had velcro stuck just about everywhere. In my attempts to get that goo from hell off the plastic, I sprayed goo be gone. Sure enough the goo be gone left the plastic grey. I have tried everything and it remains grey. Light sanding with 1000-1500 grit sandpaper seems to work but that is quite a project. Suggestions? (already stopped using it).
 
On the A/C blowing warm, you may want to check for leaks in the system; dye is typically used:


As far as the nubs breaking off, you may find original pads but it isn't likely so double sided tape seems like a good idea or glue them. Can't help with much else as I don't know your vehicle.
 
In answer to #5 - My 2008 is the same way. Brake fluid reservoir is full and no leaks. Have bled the brakes and no change. Just the way it is.

#6 - It's been a long time since I've had a jeep but there is a product for them that restores the black color to the sun faded plastic parts. It covered all the faded spots equally, even those that had different levels of fade.
 
No it does not, I have a Harley trike, but brakes are brakes. Hydraulic systems are all the same, same rules prevail
Why would you ever think that you know how the brakes perform on a bike you do not own?

MOST users tell me that this is completely normal, because of the adjustable foot pedals, for the bike to perform this way. Just wondering how you would know so much about a bike you don't own?

Seems like to inject (wrong) opinions quite often.
 
You have a brake issue that needs to be checked out sooner than later, my first guess is you have a slowly bypassing master cylinder.
No it does not, I have a Harley trike, but brakes are brakes. Hydraulic systems are all the same, same rules prevail

Thanks for the responses, but please keep in mind that this is the OP's thread and he has been seeking and receiving good information from other Stallion owners who have firsthand knowledge of the Stallion's unique brake issues. To have his thread taken off track and told brakes are brakes and they are all the same is just not accurate, and is obviously frustrating and not helpful in resolving the OP's issue. I respectfully ask that Stallion owners only respond to this and other Stallion threads. As a former Stallion dealer, I can tell you that they have a history of some unique to them brake and other issues and fixes that are best addressed by others who have direct knowledge of them.
 
Thanks for the responses, but keep in mind that this is the OP's thread and he has been seeking and receiving good information from other Stallion owners who have firsthand knowledge of Stallion brake issues. To have his thread taken off track and told brakes are brakes and they are all the same is not accurate, frustrating and not helpful in resolving his issue. I respectfully ask that Stallion owners only respond to this and other Stallion threads. As a former Stallion dealer, I can tell you that they have a history of some unique to them brake and other issues and fixes that are best addressed by others who have direct knowledge of them.
I got carried away with this post, I apologise to the OP and everyone else I offended with my post
 
#1 as suggested dye is needed to find the leak. Just remember its a open air trike but it should be some what cold at the outlets.

#2 I just contact glued them back on our trike.

#3 yes the coolant pipes should be secure. We sold our trike so I can't look but I do remember they were secure when I changed all the hoses. So anyway you can secure them would work as long as their location stays where the belong.

#4 Even though the front trees are huge they work the same as any bike. I had to replace the bearings in the neck and that solved for me a similar issue.

#5 Our brakes acted like yours. I'm not saying you don't have an issue, but we did not.

#6 Good luck on the refinishing. No help on this one.


Enjoy the ride
 

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