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Talon Talon tow vehicle

Discussion in 'General Talon 1000 Discussion' started by stellarpod, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. stellarpod

    stellarpod Well-Known Member

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    Out on what we thought would be an uneventful 4-5 hour ride with friends in the mountains above Valle Escondido near the Angel Fire, NM area when our friends suffered a tire failure on their 2-up Arctic Cat ATV (2" stick punctured through the tread). No amount of sealant and air was going to fix this, so our only option was to tow it back down.

    Attached a tow line, fashioned a perch on the back of the Talon for one of the riders and pulled them back to the cabin - 22 miles through rocky, sometimes muddy terrain! Altitude varied from 10,000+ to 9000ft. 3 hours later we were home. Incredibly, the flat tire stayed on the rim all the way. The Talon never missed a beat. FB_IMG_1566905837820.jpg FB_IMG_1566905861711.jpg FB_IMG_1566905849380.jpg
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    #1 stellarpod, Aug 27, 2019
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    Good to hear everyone got back safely
     
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    Towing the ATV with it shifted into neutral allowed the vehicle to be moved without subjecting the wheel/tire to engine torque, which would have been much more likely to break the tire's bead off the rim and make for a much more difficult extraction. Towing allowed us to get the ATV 22 miles down the mountain without that occurring.

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    #4 stellarpod, Aug 28, 2019
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