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Talon Dust vacuum with a windshield?

Discussion in 'General Talon 1000 Discussion' started by The-Bearded-One, May 24, 2019.

  1. The-Bearded-One

    The-Bearded-One New Member

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    I have a 2016 Pioneer 1000-5, and the ONE thing I really hate is the dust vacuum with the windshield on. Have to take it off in the summer just so I can breathe. Absolutely hate wearing goggles and dealing with bugs in my face. Haven't seen anything on this topic with the Talon yet. Looking to get one in the next week or so... Have one on hold right now. Is the Talon the same story? This is a selling point with the wife, so it's important!
     
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    Based on key words, 'hate' 'dust' bugs' 'goggles' ........'can't breathe', it would seem like a Talon or any other utv would be a poor choice.

    The operative word in your opening statement was "wife" and it sounds like she isn't interested at all in your adventure unless the vehicle has 'enclosure', 'a/c' and 'filtration system''.

    A used jeep for the same price would solve all of the above and seems logical based on what we know from your original post.

    If you are determined to own a Talon, then purchase and install
    *Marine, 2 bilge pump fans underneath to blow hot air out the back
    *Add big fans next to the rear view mirrors to cool and keep dust down
    *Purchase thin, cooling sleeves that you can put over your face and neck to reduce the dust factor without looking like you just came out of a meth lab.

    There are recent posts here if you look for them. I do would this before taking the wife out on the first ride to make it a positive experience.

    I asked my wife what type of riding she would enjoy and it comes down to riding on wide open areas on cool days with scenic views.
    Never was mudding or crashing through the heavy brush and bugs a part of her vision for a good week end.

    Best of luck
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    LOL, I think maybe I wasn't clear in my original post. I'm not worried about the normal dust and dirt issues when riding. Been doing this a long time and I'm well aware of the "nature of the beast". I'm more concerned about the self-inflicted dust problem that plagues the Pioneer. I can go out by myself and come back with 10lb of dirt inside the cab. It's pretty extreme compared to any other SXS I've been in. Nobody else that I ride with has to remove their windshield to fix the dust issue.

    Also, not interested in a Jeep or A/C or ventilation systems. We're not delicate flowers. Just wanting to not have to decide between eating bugs or dust.

    Was simply curious if anybody that has a Talon with a windshield is experiencing the same dust problem that the Pioneer has.
     
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    I am fairly convinced that there is just no way to *seal* the cockpit dust-tight. There are just too many holes/openings in the Talon. It is a delicate balance between stopping unwanted dust while keeping enough air flowing through to maintain some level of comfort on hot, sultry days. What I have done to try to mitigate the dust issue is to:

    1. Add a rear window to keep dust from rolling in the back
    2. Add a SuperATV folding windshield

    The windshield has three positions: 1) closed, 2) vent, and 3) open (see pics).

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    Admittedly, I have not had a chance to test these items yet. But, in a cursory run around the block I was able to test how well the windshield works. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of air that came through in the vent position.

    My back window is the Honda soft version

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    I believe the combination of a windshield and back window will do about as much as one is able to do toward minimizing dust. I think we'll like the options afforded by the SuperATV folding windshield. However, it does put the seam between the two panels right at eye level for my wife and she's already expressed some concern about it. I'm 6'4" and it doesn't bother me at all. The whole package does, however, tend to make the rig feel a bit more confining - especially when looking out the front with the windshield up. It's somewhat like having the bill of a giant baseball cap in your vision. I do worry some about catching/scratching it on low-hanging limbs.

    BTW - I have tried to minimize the dust routes in the floors (re: HUGE, gaping holes in proximity to the rear seat mounts) by temporarily covering them as best I could with black Gorilla duct tape. If this seems to make a noticeable difference I will try to cobble together a more permanent solution.

    As I get some miles under me with this set up I'll report back. Fortunately for me, my wife has spent LOTS of miles in dust clouds on the Grizzly 700's and is used to the dusty mess. Not saying she likes it, but it isn't a surprise for her, so there's that.

    Steve
     
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    Does a half windshield help or make it worse ? We don’t have any now but have a half ordered
     
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    Half allows air to pass through so no back draft with dust.
    Half also deflects air up to help push over your head (depends on windshield, speed and your height of course) but it helps quite a bit for me.
    Flip to full when it gets cold and then you may want the back panel to stop the dust.
    this is how come many end up just closing it in if they live where its cold.

    It is genius marketing- buy a sxs and you are half way there, you just don't know it at the time.
     
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    Thanks man my half is supposed to be here Wednesday


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    my guess is that you will like it. It offers options
     
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    I have the 1/2 windshield on my talon and have no dust problems
     
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    Rouge mesh wind screen?
     
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    Any pictures of your rear glass frame?
     
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    I have a full glass Honda windshield and the dust was aughful. I installed a rear panel from superatv.com and it was worth every dime. This panel has a rubber seal that goes on the outside edge of the panel and it seals up to the rear cage. It seems to keep some of the engine noise down and it stops some of the air flow thru the cabin and that also stops some of the hot air flow that filters thru from the radiator.
     
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    #16 DRKnight, Jul 7, 2019
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    I have Super ATV flip windshield and back window .My Talon is virtually dust free . I ride weekly with 6-24 other sxs s and almost every week someone ask me how do I keep it so clean inside . My response is always the same . It's not a RZR .
     
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    I put an Alien Shade mesh top on my Pioneer 1000-5 with a Super ATV windshield and that helped with the dust a lot, not sure if they're making the mesh tops for the Talon yet but might be worth checking.
     
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    We found that we put a half windshield in the front and we built a full windshield in the back( but not fully enclosed) it helped 95% with the dust.
     
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