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Talon Honda Talon 1000 First Ride Review - Sand Hollow Utah.

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I also was told the steering rack is the same in the Talons as the Pioneers!!!!!
You were told wrong.
Different part numbers.
The steering racks are even different between an X and R Talon.
 
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Well I will have to look. That is what I was told
@Hondasxs recently started a thread with links to the Talon parts fiche.
The Pioneer 1000 uses bolts thru the body of the rack and into the frame.
The Talon appears to use studs in a vertical arrangement with nuts to fasten to frame.
 

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You were told wrong.
Different part numbers.
The steering racks are even different between an X and R Talon.
Wonder which ones faster and if the faster one would fit a P1? And is it faster than a P1 rack?
 

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I drove my new Talon X this weekend for the first time. Put 125 miles on it in mostly rough choppy rock trails with a healthy dose of steep loose rock climbs and some gravel roads. I found the suspension to be uncomfortably stiff, even in the softest mode... on par with the stiff suspension of my 2018 RZR Trail when riding over the very rough rocky trails. My wife is way less than impressed with the Talon’s ride and even said she’d prefer to ride in the RZR. That’s not a good thing. There are a few other things about the Talon that probably weren’t obvious during your test ride. The overly sensitive throttle response makes slow technical riding very difficult to do smoothly, and, at least on my Talon, the whaling transmission noise is nearly unbearable at 30 mph or above and obnoxious below 30 mph. I’m learning that the noisy transmission my be an indication of low sub-trans fluid, but I won’t know until tonight when I get a chance to check it. If that is the case and adding fluid takes care of the issue it just may help keep the Talon in my garage, but then I’d have to wonder how Honda is managing to send some of these machines out the door without proper critical fluid levels! If it isn’t low and the noise continues, I’m afraid the Talon will be gone. It’s too bad too, because I was really looking forward to loving the Talon.
 
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I drove my new Talon X this weekend for the first time. Put 125 miles on it in mostly rough choppy rock trails with a healthy dose of steep loose rock climbs and some gravel roads. I found the suspension to be uncomfortably stiff, even in the softest mode... on par with the stiff suspension of my 2018 RZR Trail when riding over the very rough rocky trails. My wife is way less than impressed with the Talon’s ride and even said she’d prefer to ride in the RZR. That’s not a good thing. There are a few other things about the Talon that probably weren’t obvious during your test ride. The overly sensitive throttle response makes slow technical riding very difficult to do smoothly, and, at least on my Talon, the whaling transmission noise is nearly unbearable at 30 mph or above and obnoxious below 30 mph. I’m learning that the noisy transmission my be an indication of low sub-trans fluid, but I won’t know until tonight when I get a chance to check it. If that is the case and adding fluid takes care of the issue it just may help keep the Talon in my garage, but then I’d have to wonder how Honda is managing to send some of these machines out the door without proper critical fluid levels! If it isn’t low and the noise continues, I’m afraid the Talon will be gone. It’s too bad too, because I was really looking forward to loving the Talon.
I’ll give you $2500 for that piece of s*** talon!!
 

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I drove my new Talon X this weekend for the first time. Put 125 miles on it in mostly rough choppy rock trails with a healthy dose of steep loose rock climbs and some gravel roads. I found the suspension to be uncomfortably stiff, even in the softest mode... on par with the stiff suspension of my 2018 RZR Trail when riding over the very rough rocky trails. My wife is way less than impressed with the Talon’s ride and even said she’d prefer to ride in the RZR. That’s not a good thing. There are a few other things about the Talon that probably weren’t obvious during your test ride. The overly sensitive throttle response makes slow technical riding very difficult to do smoothly, and, at least on my Talon, the whaling transmission noise is nearly unbearable at 30 mph or above and obnoxious below 30 mph. I’m learning that the noisy transmission my be an indication of low sub-trans fluid, but I won’t know until tonight when I get a chance to check it. If that is the case and adding fluid takes care of the issue it just may help keep the Talon in my garage, but then I’d have to wonder how Honda is managing to send some of these machines out the door without proper critical fluid levels! If it isn’t low and the noise continues, I’m afraid the Talon will be gone. It’s too bad too, because I was really looking forward to loving the Talon.
I had the exact same complaints (except the sub trans noise).
  1. The suspension will settle in and soften up in about 500 miles. The more rough/fast terrain you travel, the quicker it will settle. The springs are a little too big because Honda had to size them for a full load but they get much better after some mileage.
  2. You will get used to the throttle very quickly. First of all, make sure it is adjusted per specs (mine had way too much play in it). Then you will adapt and not notice it at all.
  3. The sub transmission is most likely low. Fill it up and try again. Make sure you document the miles and amount you added for warranty purposes.
  4. If you still don't like it after 500 miles, I will give you $3,500 :)
 

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I had the exact same complaints (except the sub trans noise).
  1. The suspension will settle in and soften up in about 500 miles. The more rough/fast terrain you travel, the quicker it will settle. The springs are a little too big because Honda had to size them for a full load but they get much better after some mileage.
  2. You will get used to the throttle very quickly. First of all, make sure it is adjusted per specs (mine had way too much play in it). Then you will adapt and not notice it at all.
  3. The sub transmission is most likely low. Fill it up and try again. Make sure you document the miles and amount you added for warranty purposes.
  4. If you still don't like it after 500 miles, I will give you $3,500 :)
I’ll do $3,600
 
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