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Rear Axle Failure

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Has anyone that has had the rear axles popping while turning took the boots off and figured out what is causing the noise? I had two replaced under warranty and they are popping again with 400 miles on the second set. Instead of taking it back for warranty, I ordered some aftermarket ones. I have read where some people just keep driving with the popping, but I can't stand to hear it. Sounds like crap.
 
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I had the same issue... The CV's looked fine on my and it still makes the noise. I replaced them with axles from Turner Cycles and seems to have fixed the issue.
 
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Yeah when warranty replaced mine they were good for another 400 miles. Did you actually disassemble them?
 

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My Talon R will do the popping on a pavement turn but its not consistent and difficult to reproduce. I'm at 15,000 miles so I just check the axles for play. It could be making the noise as the axle winds up then the tire slips causing the popping noise.
 
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Something is changing within the axles, otherwise replacing them should not make the noise go away. I am running 32" Carnivores and the popping sound also happens on hard pack dirt. Once I get the aftermarket axles installed, I will do a complete axle teardown to hopefully determine the root cause.
 

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My dealer replaced the bearing. Now the axle pop is louder but only on the right side.
 
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Something is changing within the axles, otherwise replacing them should not make the noise go away. I am running 32" Carnivores and the popping sound also happens on hard pack dirt. Once I get the aftermarket axles installed, I will do a complete axle teardown to hopefully determine the root cause.
Hmmmm.....So if you discover something in the tear down its more a parts supplier problem than assembly plant issue????
 
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All I know right now is that I have had two sets of rear axles fail at less than 900 miles on the machine. I don't have aggressive tires, that usually damage axles. I have saw where multiple people have got or had the same problem with axles. Some choose to just live with the noise, not me! Lol Hopefully figure out what Honda has chose not to at this point.
 

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Lol, had turf mode in my Ranger, made a nice size hole in the transmission when it gave up. Went back with a spool locker from a RZR. Never had the axles popping on the locked Popo's when turning. It may just be a OEM Honda axle thing?
 

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My Right rear wheel bearing has lots of play so I'm driving my 2020 Talon now. Parts are on order, I have 15,000 miles on it. Jack it up and check for wheel bearing play.
 
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I have 2,000 miles on my 2019 Talon R and most of it with 32 inch Terrabites but so far have not experienced any axle noises. Hope it stays that way.
 
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I have the noise my dealer replaced the wheel bearing said that should fix it but it did not. Good luck please PM me if you find it.
 

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Its the axles. I had mine replaced and that stopped the popping. 400 miles later and they are popping again.
 
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