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Talon Red Talon R Ordered on Saturday

Discussion in 'General Talon 1000 Discussion' started by hondabob, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. hondabob

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    Been doing some testing with my Pioneer 1000 with Fox shocks and my Yamaha YXZ. My Yamaha has 17 inches of wheel travel. I need the 20 inches of travel for my fast paced rides especially with my Turbo buddies even though we keep the speed under 50 mph. My YXZ shift light is set at 7,000 rpm so when it comes on in 4th gear I'm doing 50. I use 4th on the fast sand wash sections and to get up to speed fast I run up to 10,000 rpm in 3rd. In 3rd its 40 mph at 7,000 and in 5th its 62. With the long travel its hard to keep it under 50 plus I want the best ride I can get. The narrow Can Am Turbos also have 20 inches of travel. My Pioneer has no problem running fast and I use 5th and 6th gear a lot in the sand washes. I have to slow down too much to avoid bottoming out the suspension and that makes it impossible to keep up with the guys so I'm usually in the back closing all the gates which sucks. My Pioneer works great towing out the broken belt drive side by sides and the Talon will work great too. 4WD in low range and I usually keep the speed around 10 to 15 mph for safety and so the guys don't die in the dust.
     
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    Sweet!! Looking forward to your thoughts!
     
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    It will be great to hear what you think of the Talon under the conditions described, including any thoughts by those other riders in the group....
     
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  4. wrighteous

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    I have a red Talon 1000R ordered as well, I had a Pioneer ordered in 2014 but ended up buying another house down the road that went to foreclosure. It will be my first SXS!
    A far cry from the Honda FL350 I had a few years back!
     
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    Damit...
    We need a support group to stop me from going to a dealership this spring.
    Please help.
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    Your right.
    I should bring the trailer.

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    I mean... how are you going to overland?
     
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    Make it HondaSxS, Inc. and then that new Talon becomes a business expense, right? The IRS is furloughed because of the government shutdown so that tax return shouldn't get audited anyway.
     
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    Might just do that this go around.
     
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    Remember, it's not a lie if you believe it. - George Costanza
     
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    CumminsPusher The woods made me do it,yet again!
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    With a custom bed extender and efficient packing it should be doable.
     
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    You’re crazy not to... if you don’t have a CPA you need one! A good CPA will save you a lot of monies! If there’s anyone with a legitimate claim for a Talon write off it’s you!
     
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    Well, you haven’t seen me pack! I’m gunna have to see one in person...
     
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    JB 2020...feel free to write me in. Free Talon's will be given to everyone who donates $50,000 or more to the campaign fund.
     
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    I'm having the same problem we kept getting left in the woods the suspension just can't keep up, how are the fox shocks doing? We plan on doing Fox's and see if that helps the hunting woods has deep sharp ruts that run the width of the road and we bottom out at 15mph. The first night out we hit one at speed my soundbar kept me in the cab i whacked my head on it now we keep getting left behind last time was NYE at 4am all the trails looked the same.
     
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    I put Walker Evans shocks on my p1k-5, it’s like a complete new machine. My friend did the Fox shocks on the front only and it also eliminated the Bottoming out of on the front. The best way to explain Walker Evans is the ride is softer yet more firm when compressed, more stable and less understeer when cornering on slippery conditions.
     
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    I ordered a Red 1000R... Keeping my Pioneer 1000-5 though..
     
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