Scoop's 2023 Talon 1000R Fox Live Valve

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Whips installed and wired up. Decided to mount them a little differently than the other ways I have seen them installed on Talons (mounting brackets on top, whips parallel to the angled roll bar sections).

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I have the SATV glass windshield and the SATV rear poly windshield w/vent on the Talon, so there won't be a lot of air flow to keep folks cool. So I'm adding a couple of 12" radiator fans under the roof. All the bits and pieces are in hand, so I got started installing the roll bar mount for the PVMs to control the speed of the fans.

The fans push a LOT of air for only being 12" fans, so I wanted to be able to control the fan speed. While the PVM controllers will actually stop the rotation of the fans completely, I'm using two of the eight buttons on my Auxbeam 8-gang switch to individually control the ON/OFF for each fan - they pull ~0.22A when not turning but powered on. I measured ~4.4A per fan at full speed with an initial surge of ~7.4A when powered up with the PVM at the highest point. If the dials are turned down, it doesn't surge anywhere near that when initially turned on, but I don't feel like replacing fuses because I forgot to turn them down before powering up. 10A fuses it is.

The PVM controllers are very compact but handle 7 to 70VDC @ up to 30A. No need to vent the box, as they fans will likely only be pulling 2-3-4 amps each at any given time. I ordered a spare in case I kill one with the heat, though.

The box itself was 3D printed to the exact specifications of the PVM fan controllers that I ordered. I wanted to be able to securely install them without having to use screws to hold them in place, so the box measurements were modified to match the controller (I sent a controller to the folks who printed this for me). The controllers slide in and fit perfectly with the faceplate on. The faceplate only has holes for the two POTS, so it's nice and clean. There are holes on either side of the box to run the wiring through, along with a plug to cover the unused hole. The box mounts above the roll bar, nice and tight to the roof, but you can mount it below as well.

I picked up 1.5" x 1.5" x .125" aluminum angle stock to run from the front to rear at the top of the roll cage to which I will mount the fans. This should give me plenty of distance between the intake side of the fans and the roof. I'll run the wiring in some wire loom from the box along the back side of the front roll bar, down the A-pillar and into the cowl area where it will be connected to the Auxbeam controller.

I'll post more pictures as the install progresses, but here are the first few of the 3D printed box and PVM controllers.

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Got the MotoAlliance Viper V2 Wide Spool 6000 installed yesterday. I've got the wireless remote installed. Haven't decided if I'm gonna carve a hole somewhere in the dash for the manual switch or not. I used one of the Auxbeam 8-gang buttons as the key-on power for the remote.

The MotoAlliance winch mount kit has clearly not been updated for the 2023 Talon. Instructions are way off.

Also, when attempting to reattach the black plastic facia back to the lower inside of the front bumper (with the OEM push pins), the passenger side goes back just fine but on the drivers side, the winch is too wide so the plastic panel doesn't quite reach the original push pin hole. I don't want to cut the fascia, so I'll likely just use a thick zip tie to keep it close. Not sure if this is due to a change in the 2023 Talon 1000R or just because I have the 6000 Wide Spool winch.

Otherwise, the install went fairly well.

I'll likely replace the OEM front bumper with a Bosman Designs bumper, but this will do for now. The dealer still owes me a replacement front bumper (paint damaged during shipment), but that one will likely never get installed even if/when they do ship it to me.

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Still have to tidy up the wiring runs, but it's all functional and secure:

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This little fuzzy guy showed up out if nowhere to help me complete the install:

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Finished up the install of the overhead fans and PVM controllers.

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All my wiring is done. Time to button the front back up.

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Decided to install the dual voltmeter and a USB-C x2 / USB-A x1 charge port inside the cubby. I may end up cutting out the cubby for a RuggedRadio radio/intercom setup, but these will live in there until that day comes. Guess I should label all my Auxbeam switches, too.

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Replaced the OEM safety placard with a dash plate and the OEM plastic shifter plate with powder coated aluminum versions, both from forum vendor 10-80 Dirt Sports.

I believe mine are the first done in the 2023 lighter blue. Our best guess at matching the MAT KYANITE BLUE was Prismatic Powders RAL5010. Not perfect but not too bad, either.

Thanks, @highpocket74.

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Replaced the OEM safety placard with a dash plate and the OEM plastic shifter plate with powder coated aluminum versions from forum vendor 10-80 Dirt Sports.

I believe mine are the first done in the 2023 lighter blue (our best guess at matching the MAT KYANITE BLUE). Not perfect but not bad, either.

Thanks, @highpocket74.

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Looks good. He did a good job with my orange one.
 
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Honda uses a lot of automotive paint colors in the SXS from my research. Of course no one makes those colors in powder besides Columbia Coatings and they only have the first Talon Blue, Orange and Red. So I'm left to try matching available swatches and the same color on plastic and metal differs slightly too. I work with the local powder coat guys to help with colors too.
 
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Replaced the OEM safety placard with a dash plate and the OEM plastic shifter plate with powder coated aluminum versions, both from forum vendor 10-80 Dirt Sports.

I believe mine are the first done in the 2023 lighter blue. Our best guess at matching the MAT KYANITE BLUE was Prismatic Powders RAL5010. Not perfect but not too bad, either.

Thanks, @highpocket74.

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Let me know how you like the shifter plate. I drove a stock one the other day and that was horrible after using my for 2 years.
 
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Let me know how you like the shifter plate. I drove a stock one the other day and that was horrible after using my for 2 years.
Well, I don't have many miles on a Talon with a stock plate, so I won't have much to compare it to.

I was a bit surprised at how easily the powder coat scratched on that shifter plate. I had a few bits and pieces of aluminum laying on the shifter plate (from drilling holes in the aluminum angle I fabricated for the overhead fan installs), I *lightly* brushed them away with a cloth, and it scratched the plate. Meh. I'm sure it will see more than that but was hoping it was more durable.
 
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Well, I don't have many miles on a Talon with a stock plate, so I won't have much to compare it to.

I was a bit surprised at how easily the powder coat scratched on that shifter plate. I had a few bits and pieces of aluminum laying on the shifter plate (from drilling holes in the aluminum angle I fabricated for the overhead fan installs), I *lightly* brushed them away with a cloth, and it scratched the plate. Meh. I'm sure it will see more than that but was hoping it was more durable.
I’ll have to ask the painters about that.
 
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Well, I don't have many miles on a Talon with a stock plate, so I won't have much to compare it to.

I was a bit surprised at how easily the powder coat scratched on that shifter plate. I had a few bits and pieces of aluminum laying on the shifter plate (from drilling holes in the aluminum angle I fabricated for the overhead fan installs), I *lightly* brushed them away with a cloth, and it scratched the plate. Meh. I'm sure it will see more than that but was hoping it was more durable.
Thats why I got the black. Im afraid what the orange will do or Id get one. But that blue sure looks good
 
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Finished up this evening:

Installed SATV glass windshield kit w/wiper (have a second wiper to add)
Installed Seizmik Pursuit side view mirrors w/blue inserts
Installed Rough Country 3" Wide Angle OSRAM LED Lights w/Talon brackets

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Managed to get the Mudbuster rear mud guards as well as the fronts from the large full kit installed this evening. Hope to get the rears installed tomorrow (no other plans, but you know how that works out sometimes).

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Finished up the installation of the XL Mudbusters on the Talon this AM. The rears were actually easier to install than the fronts!

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Thought I was going to install the Trail Armor A-Arm guards on the Talon this AM.

Back when I ordered the full skit plate kit and the A-Arm guards, I specifically asked them about the full skid plate kit fitting the new 2023 (non-S) 1000R2 FLV and they told me that their research said the current TA012FULLSKID-HT1000-BK-S will, in fact, fit my machine.

What I did NOT specifically ask about were the A-Arm guards. 🙁 My mistake, not theirs.

Turns out the A-Arm guards that were, at that time, listed on their web site (TA012ARMIMPFG-HT1000R-BK) do NOT fit the 2023 R2 FLV. Not even close.

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Since my order back in August, TA has added a new P/N for the 2023 RFLV (TA012ARMIMPFG-HTRFLV-BK), which appear to be for my (non-S) R2 FLV.

So, it looks like I'll be ordering the correct guards and returning the incorrect guards. C'est la vie.

I'm hopeful that the full skid plate kit WILL fit, as it's still (today) listed on their web site with the same part number and now shows the 2023 R2 FLV as compatible. As long as I can get that installed before MOM23, I won't fret too much if the A-Arm guards are not here yet.

I called TA and left a message today (closed/Saturday). Maybe they can get a set made, shipped out to me, and here by the 26th or 27th. We shall see.
 
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I like the blue/black color combo.

As to financial decisions, we only have one life. Better to enjoy it while you can.

If the dumocraps steal another election and keep the senile leader of the Biden crime family in office we may all be in the soup lines before it's over.
 
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Thought I was going to install the Trail Armor mud holders on the Talon this AM.
Fixed it for ya! ;) 🤣
They look good tho
 
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