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We loaded up the talon R for some riding today. In the past the same front left differential seal that was leaking and repaired has had a little grease on so I assumed it was from grease used during the reassembly, it isn't, its leaking again. Oil puddled under the front diff left hand side same as before. Also noticed a loud popping sound from the rear right side when cold, more noticeable when turning to the right.

These will be the third and fourth issue in under 750 miles.
 
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Have you checked your diff vent?

A member on here found his to be clogged with glue and could be the underlying issue for a leaky seal.

The popping in the rear happens to my GMs R as well from time to time. He's put several hundred miles since it started and seems to not have affected anything. His is really bad after sitting for awhile. Pops when first moved and then stops.
 

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Checked the vent its open. The popping would stop after riding for a little but now is getting more noticeable and louder. I'm going to see if it gets worse on hard surfaces in the next few days. Maybe it will break before warranty goes out.
 
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The popping is coming from the rear axles. They will replace them under warranty. After getting mine replaced the first time under warranty, I opted to get aftermarket axles the second time to see how long they will stay quiet. My Talon has around 800 miles on it.
 

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I'm at 15,000 miles on my 2019 Talon and get rear axle clicking while turning on a hard surface occasionally. It can be hard to reproduce. Haven't noticed it on my 2020 Talon but I only have 2,000 miles on it. My right rear wheel bearing on my 2019 has too much play so I'm having it replaced.
 

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I'm at 15,000 miles on my 2019 Talon and get rear axle clicking while turning on a hard surface occasionally. It can be hard to reproduce. Haven't noticed it on my 2020 Talon but I only have 2,000 miles on it. My right rear wheel bearing on my 2019 has too much play so I'm having it replaced.
I have 3500 miles on my talon 1000R I have that clicking noise in the rear when I’m doing turns has anybody figured out if it’s axles or wheel bearing
 

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I have 3500 miles on my talon 1000R I have that clicking noise in the rear when I’m doing turns has anybody figured out if it’s axles or wheel bearing
A wheel bearing doesn't usually click when it goes bad. Tends to be more of a rotational groaning noise. Clicking is definitely the axles. Most likely the CV's themselves and not the axle shaft splines. Or at least I hope thats not the issue!

I'd probably do aftermarket axles if the funds allowed. Warrantys are great to some extent, but what good does the warranty do for you when your 40+ miles from home or your trailer and its broken and unable to make it back?
 

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The front dif seal gets a 2021 seal now, looks like an improved seal. A few of the guys have had the left front seal replaced twice.
My left front was leaking at 300 miles (2020) and in the shop to get replaced. I did remove the vent line from the frame nipple and ran the largest drill bit that would fit in the nipple (by hand). I didn't put a vacuum on it so I don't know if it was plugged or not. There's a video where someone did that and it definitely held vacuum - so not functioning as a vent. Pressure build up in the diff from heat pushes grease past the seal. That video is linked in the thread in my sig if anyone cares to see it.
 

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The front dif seal gets a 2021 seal now, looks like an improved seal. A few of the guys have had the left front seal replaced twice.
I ordered a couple of the updated seals for mine just to have on hand. Mine had some wetness around the LF seal early on and then stopped. The seals are cheap & easy to replace. I've actually had the front diff out twice working on the front gear noise but still have the original seals installed.
 
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