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Talon Picked up my Talon X today!!!

Discussion in 'General Talon 1000 Discussion' started by Neilsjoshn, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. 1Ron

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    We are talking about low range TS not top speed in high.
     
  2. CumminsPusher

    CumminsPusher The woods made me do it,yet again!
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    OK here’s the quote from UTV Guide-the Rock Crawl review:

    Low Range – The Talon comes with separate low and high range so coupled with their 6-speed transmission you actually end up with 12 forward gears. The separate high/low has a ratio of 1:1.4 and in my opinion Honda could have made that much lower since there are 6 total gears to choose from. I want low range to span from super slow speed technical rock crawling to about 30MPH tops. 53MPH top speed in low range is pretty silly.

    I believe that top speed is limited by a governor....
     
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    Yeah, I saw that speed quoted after reading through their review. I'm also disappointed in the low gear ratio. With a 53mph speed in low range and with the type of riding we do the selector lever may rust in place! I want to like this buggy but am concerned that we may see some of the clutch problems that the Yamaha yxz and the 1000 Pioneer suffered. Crawling is a big part of what we do and 30" tires are pretty standard which will add to the gearing problem. Wouldn't it be great if there was a simple and cheap way re-gear low range? Maybe it will all work as is, it's probably worth waiting for some real world input before I make any decisions.
    Dwight
     
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    I think it will work fine for 30’s but will try my 32’s first. I’m presently running almost new 10 ply Kanati Terra Masters. Each inch is about 4% taller gearing so 32’s make low range almost like high for most riding. Top speed now almost 60. That might be OK if lower gears are still low. With my CVT I run low range except for flat trails or roads and have to hit rock ledges with momentum to avoid burning the belt. The only way to know is going to be by trying it. Heavier 32’s will also change unsprung weight and might require shock tuning.
    One good thing is that (in theory) it should be easier to gear the transfer case vs the transmission.
     
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    Seen a guy at a dealer on facebook with a Talon on 35s this morning.

    Didn't say the name of the dealer.

    Scratch that found them, Honda of Covington
     
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    I cant wait to hear back from you, i should have my X in a couple weeks i hope, let me know how loud the engine is, can you converse with a passenger without screaming and such. The CanAm i had was so loud you had to scream and wear ear plugs. Good Luck and don't make everyone here what to long LOL
     
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    One of the reviewers at Sand Hollow said you could have a conversation without raising voice.
     
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    Sweet, that make me want one even more lol. That thing is sharp!!
     
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    I'd assume its similar to a P1K, maybe better since the engine is more open and further back in the chassis.
     
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    It would be a sin to get mud on that pretty bike. :)
    Caper
     
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    Nice
     
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    @Hondasxs....Thanx for all of your hard work. We all appreciate you!!!
     
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    Congrats. You've got the whole club jealous...at least a little bit, more in some cases. Sweet Car.

    WB
     
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    Yup. We don’t even have one here yet. The show last weekend didn’t even have one. Your lucky. :)
    Caper
     
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    Congrats on the new talon. I have been looking at them hard. I have a 2017 1000-5LE. It is perfect for what I need right now but in a couple of years it will not be perfect for what I need.
     
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    Congratz on yer new toy! You've managed to make Alot of us lil boys very envious! Next pix better have our other favorite colour MUD!! Ride safe & enjoy..
     
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    Vondy Formerly JeepHD
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    Congrats, Sure are making the wait difficult on some of us!
     
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    Enjoyed watching these ............



     
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