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Talon jasond's Talon 1000R

Discussion in 'Talon 1000 Builds' started by jasond, Apr 29, 2019.

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    Thanks, just ordered and wheel bearing grease tool.
     
  2. jasond

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    Updated post #57 with a new video on my channel of the PRP seats install.

    I'm really happy with these seats and they're one of those night and day upgrades over stock in terms of comfort.
     
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    Added a few new things:

    • Tower speaker/accessory bar to span the gap behind the seats to mount tower speakers, reverse pod lights, and eventually a spare tire mount. AED Offroad Fabrication made this for me.
    • SSV Works speaker pods and a JL Audio MX600/3 amplifier to expand on my Swamp Donkey sound system. I'm still waiting on some connectors for my speaker wires to the pods, but they're roughed in for now. Whenever someone finally releases a subwoofer enclosure I'll also run the sub off of the JL amp sub channel. I'm super impressed with how compact this amp is and what it can do.
    • Factory UTV 3/8" skid plate. Honda missed BAD on how low the oil pan and sub-transmission are in the frame. This mod is in preparation for a trip to Harlan, Kentucky (Black Mountain Offroad Park) and Windrock Park in Oliver Springs, Tennessee. Those areas are extremely rocky and I didn't want to cut my weekends cut short with a cracked oil pan/transmission.
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    That’s pretty much only reason I got them. Either way I think both options are better than not having them.


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    Jason, I got my atu tenders on yesterday and went with 2 1/4 inch of preload in the front and 2 3/4 preload in the rear and i ended up with 18 inches ground clearance in the front and 16 in the rear with 32 inch tires. Now i need to decide whether to add preload to the rear or take some out of the front. Will probably take some out of the front. Ride and handling characteristics are about as you described.
     
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    OK disregard above statement...UPDATE...Increased the preload on the rear shocks 5 turns, rear crossovers are 2 inches from the top and front crossovers are now all the way to the top. Ground clearance is 17.5 in front and 17.0 in rear. Front was measured where the bottom A-arm mounts to the frame and the rear was measured at the bottom of the tow hook at the rear of the machine. The ride is perfect for me, nice and soft at slow speeds over studder bumps and wash board and still handles ditches and just soaks them up. Handling around corners has a little roll in it but seems about the same as it was stock, rolls just a bit and then holds and after you realize that it is just transfering to the main spring and then holds steady your all good. Have not had the opportunity to test on continuous high speed whoops yet but i did get to do that when the suspension was still in its stock configuration and it was Phenomenal!!! Hope it still handles the Whoops like that! Overall I am ecstatic, got it Perfect for me.
     
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    Added a JEI Offroad bed extender today. Great fitment and a quality made accessory.

    It should allow for me to take my Honda cargo bag and a Yeti 35 now in the bed with no issues after I get a piece made to level up the cooler in the back.



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    It honestly depends on your height and what you’d have in front of the bag. The Yeti shown is a Tundra 35 and it makes things right with the bag, but I can still get into it if needed. I’m 6’2”, though, so I guess that’s another thing to consider.

    An Ozark Trail 26 cooler or a Yeti Roadie 20 would fit much better and leave more space to access the bag zippers.
     
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    Changed up my light bar setup a bit and went with the Rokblokz mounts and a Nilight 41” single row light bar.

    The mounts are really nice, but are about $20 overpriced IMO. Regardless, they meet my needs and keep the light bar at the front roofline so I can’t complain too much.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019XS8BKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_XZZODb82HAE9V

    Honda Talon SxS, LED Light Bar Mounts/Brackets

    They also work with my SATV half windshield and the EMP full vented windshield with a small amount of trimming using a jigsaw.

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    Yep they’re not cheap. I looked and looked and there’s just nothing out there other than these right now and I don’t have the time to make my own set and make them look presentable.
     
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