What did you do to/with your Talon today?

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Dec 19, 2023 We finally got a Talon after 27 months waiting for mother Honda to send one to our dealer. I guess X2 FLV's aren't as popular? Anyway, he had to drive 3 hours away and trade another dealer out of it who had just landed the crate the day before.
Over the next 8 weeks my wife and I built it from A-Z. We already had accumulated all the parts and accessories that we wanted for our forever machine. At 72 I doubt I will want to build another, LOL. Sherry did the whole street legal kit from start to finish with minimal coaching, plus installed a bunch of other things, and the insulation/sound stuff. So proud of my sweetie! Below I made a list of what all we did in order we did it, more or less. Here's a group of pics - not enough I'm sure, but by now you've all seen a Talon torn apart and put back together.
We did something unique for the air intake system. Deleted everything and did our own. Starts with a S & B Particle separator, then a Donaldson 4" in/out double element excavator filter on a tube mount just below top in the bed, a bunch of turbo hose elbows and aluminum 3" pipe, a 10-8- Dirt Sports pipe and plate and the turbo inlet hose.

WB’s 2023 X2 FLV Talon Farcles list

Torque Locker
1 1/2” Forward arched A Arms-SATV
SATV front frame gusset plate
I 4WD DELETE-Honda SxS
SATV Boxed arched Rear Radius Rods
Double Shear brackets for rear Spindles
RaceCo Trailing Arm Pivot Frame braces
Dual OEM Batteries/True AM Isolator/Metal Battery Box
Jackson Racing Turbo Kit - (Makes Blue Faster Than Red)
S & B Particle Separator
Donaldson Dual element Air Filter-4” In & Out
Delete Jackson Air Filter setup
10-80 Dirt Sports Intake Pipe
SATV Speaker bar for separator & Filter mount behind cab
10-80 Switch plate (all full of switches)
Key on Ignition Master Switch n Relay-
controls all accessories and their Relays
Jeep Shifter boot on Gear Selector
Aftermarket Shift Gate-Hess
Inferno Cab Heater
10-80 DirtSports - both seat risers and back 40 mm on drivers seat
Eco Gear Sound n Light Bar
Rugged forced air pumper for helmets
Bosman Front Bumper with expanded metal brush guard(Homemade)
5500 LB Badlands Winch-wide spool n synthetic rope
Dash control for winch and remote cable also
Highway Legal for Utah:
Three Mirrors, Turn n Hazard signals, Windshield Wiper n Washer,
Park Brake, DOT LT Tires( TSL Swampers 11.5 x 32-15 on all 4
corners), RB3 1” spacers on rear to almost square it up,
DOT Glass front & Rear Windshields, Honda Mud Guard Flares to cover those big tires,
Tag Bracket with Light, Horn
Method Bead Grip 15” 6+1 wheels (5 tires n wheels)
Firewall Dust Cover n Wheel well covers too (Kinnemoto)
Insulation - under seats, back wall, under tunnel cover
Dirt Road Fab bed extender w/ spare
Lights: Front above winch, Ditch (Angle on Ft Bumper), Side, Back-up
Honda Moly oil (10-40) in Sub Trans after 40 easy street miles
7 various Honda Gear Bags
SATV 1/2” HMWP Skid Plate
SATV A ARM HWMP skids
Honda Trailing Arm Guards
Honda Side wrap HWMP
Skid Plates
SATV Rock Sliders
Ram Mount for Phone
Honda Soft Upper Doors
Tool Roll Backpack in bed w/ spare parts
Welded all U-Jopint Caps
50 Caliber 2” x 5 point Harnesses
UHF Radio
Hand Grips hanging from front of Cage
First Aid Kit
Quick Release Fire Extinguisher N Bracket(50 Cal Racing) X 2


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Nice work! I hope you guys get to enjoy many years of trouble free service with it.
 
WillyBill

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87 over due - so 237? I believe since my book says first one at 150 mi. - Had 40 on it when we left Utah Mon Afternoon.
Still playing with tire pressures - now running 8 rear 4 front. Getting close.

WB
 
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87 over due - so 237? I believe since my book says first one at 150 mi.
Because I'm mechanically sypathetic and remember the old dayz when manufacturing processes were crap, the first oil change couldn't come soon enough. I think Honda calls for 100 miles and I paid dearly to have it done then, thinking I wanted to secure my warranty. In hindsight, I'm not sure it mattered but the dealer wasn't shy about
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WillyBill

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  1. Talon X LV
87 over due - so 237? I believe since my book says first one at 150 mi. - Had 40 on it when we left Utah Mon Afternoon.
Still playing with tire pressures - now running 8 rear 4 front. Getting close.

WB
Just checked my downloaded manual and it says first svc at 100 but I coulda swore my book says 150. Now I'll have to look aqnd see just how dizzy I am. Very?

WB
 
WillyBill

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I did change the Sub Trans to the Honda Moly at 40 miles to work on making it quieter. It did help some.
Because I'm mechanically sypathetic and remember the old dayz when manufacturing processes were crap, the first oil change couldn't come soon enough. I think Honda calls for 100 miles and I paid dearly to have it done then, thinking I wanted to secure my warranty. In hindsight, I'm not sure it mattered but the dealer wasn't shy about
hmpr.gif
My dealer and I know each other very well now, and he will let me do most anything to it and claim it was done at the stealership. I could tell you some stories.

Since these engines are on the close side clearance wise for a Turbo I wanted to run it a bit extra with the break-in oil.

WB
 
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I did change the Sub Trans to the Honda Moly at 40 miles to work on making it quieter. It did help some.

...

WB
I wear a helmet because it's warmer, dryer, quieter and safer. I still can't ride 100 yards without hearing protection. If I forget them, I have to stop and insert the soft foam earplugs.
 
WillyBill

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I wear a helmet because it's warmer, dryer, quieter and safer. I still can't ride 100 yards without hearing protection. If I forget them, I have to stop and insert the soft foam earplugs.
Sherry had me dig her out a set yesterday, but she did not use them today. We'll see how that goes. All the reflectix we put under and behind things does seem to have helped both noise and heat some.

WB
 
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Dec 19, 2023 We finally got a Talon after 27 months waiting for mother Honda to send one to our dealer. I guess X2 FLV's aren't as popular? Anyway, he had to drive 3 hours away and trade another dealer out of it who had just landed the crate the day before.
Over the next 8 weeks my wife and I built it from A-Z. We already had accumulated all the parts and accessories that we wanted for our forever machine. At 72 I doubt I will want to build another, LOL. Sherry did the whole street legal kit from start to finish with minimal coaching, plus installed a bunch of other things, and the insulation/sound stuff. So proud of my sweetie! Below I made a list of what all we did in order we did it, more or less. Here's a group of pics - not enough I'm sure, but by now you've all seen a Talon torn apart and put back together.
We did something unique for the air intake system. Deleted everything and did our own. Starts with a S & B Particle separator, then a Donaldson 4" in/out double element excavator filter on a tube mount just below top in the bed, a bunch of turbo hose elbows and aluminum 3" pipe, a 10-8- Dirt Sports pipe and plate and the turbo inlet hose.

WB’s 2023 X2 FLV Talon Farcles list

Torque Locker
1 1/2” Forward arched A Arms-SATV
SATV front frame gusset plate
I 4WD DELETE-Honda SxS
SATV Boxed arched Rear Radius Rods
Double Shear brackets for rear Spindles
RaceCo Trailing Arm Pivot Frame braces
Dual OEM Batteries/True AM Isolator/Metal Battery Box
Jackson Racing Turbo Kit - (Makes Blue Faster Than Red)
S & B Particle Separator
Donaldson Dual element Air Filter-4” In & Out
Delete Jackson Air Filter setup
10-80 Dirt Sports Intake Pipe
SATV Speaker bar for separator & Filter mount behind cab
10-80 Switch plate (all full of switches)
Key on Ignition Master Switch n Relay-
controls all accessories and their Relays
Jeep Shifter boot on Gear Selector
Aftermarket Shift Gate-Hess
Inferno Cab Heater
10-80 DirtSports - both seat risers and back 40 mm on drivers seat
Eco Gear Sound n Light Bar
Rugged forced air pumper for helmets
Bosman Front Bumper with expanded metal brush guard(Homemade)
5500 LB Badlands Winch-wide spool n synthetic rope
Dash control for winch and remote cable also
Highway Legal for Utah:
Three Mirrors, Turn n Hazard signals, Windshield Wiper n Washer,
Park Brake, DOT LT Tires( TSL Swampers 11.5 x 32-15 on all 4
corners), RB3 1” spacers on rear to almost square it up,
DOT Glass front & Rear Windshields, Honda Mud Guard Flares to cover those big tires,
Tag Bracket with Light, Horn
Method Bead Grip 15” 6+1 wheels (5 tires n wheels)
Firewall Dust Cover n Wheel well covers too (Kinnemoto)
Insulation - under seats, back wall, under tunnel cover
Dirt Road Fab bed extender w/ spare
Lights: Front above winch, Ditch (Angle on Ft Bumper), Side, Back-up
Honda Moly oil (10-40) in Sub Trans after 40 easy street miles
7 various Honda Gear Bags
SATV 1/2” HMWP Skid Plate
SATV A ARM HWMP skids
Honda Trailing Arm Guards
Honda Side wrap HWMP
Skid Plates
SATV Rock Sliders
Ram Mount for Phone
Honda Soft Upper Doors
Tool Roll Backpack in bed w/ spare parts
Welded all U-Jopint Caps
50 Caliber 2” x 5 point Harnesses
UHF Radio
Hand Grips hanging from front of Cage
First Aid Kit
Quick Release Fire Extinguisher N Bracket(50 Cal Racing) X 2


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Awesome job! Now get some suspension seats in that machine. One of the best upgrades I did.

Sent from my SM-G996U using Tapatalk
 
WillyBill

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Just checked my downloaded manual and it says first svc at 100 but I coulda swore my book says 150. Now I'll have to look aqnd see just how dizzy I am. Very?

WB
Well i checked my book today while servicing and it DOES say 150. Problem is - that's kilometers :- LOL
So it's official - WillyBill IS Dizzy!!! 200 miles on the nose but only 22.4 hours. So not too much over. It also got 85-140 full syn gear oil in the diffs plus added a wee bit of moly to them. I also found the oil supply line for the turbo was barely seeping - didn't get it quite tight enough when I installed it, but that beats breaking that puny little #4 fitting. It sure would have been a lot easier for the maintenance chores if I hadn't put all that crap on it.

WB
 
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What brand/model did you go with? Thanx.

WB
I went with Simpson pro sport seat. It's a nice comfortable seat, but the bottom pad is not waterproof. It's removable, but the foam will hold water. I ended up taking out the foam and wrapping it in plastic. I also added Heater pads at the same time. If I did it again, I'd probably go prp. I'll let others chime in on preferences. It is night and day difference compared to stock.

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Not technically today, but I put new shoes on the Talon…Tensor Regulator 2 32” and have the Baja Designs Pro light kit to install as soon as I have the time.

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What brand/model did you go with? Thanx.

WB
I rode in a Talon for 3 days at the Sand Hollow rally, it had PRP seats. By the end of those 3 days I'd had just about enough of climbing over that outside bolster - it has a stiff/hard structural support. If I could order them without that on the out side, I would.
 
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  3. Talon X LV
Dec 19, 2023 We finally got a Talon after 27 months waiting for mother Honda to send one to our dealer. I guess X2 FLV's aren't as popular? Anyway, he had to drive 3 hours away and trade another dealer out of it who had just landed the crate the day before.
Over the next 8 weeks my wife and I built it from A-Z. We already had accumulated all the parts and accessories that we wanted for our forever machine. At 72 I doubt I will want to build another, LOL. Sherry did the whole street legal kit from start to finish with minimal coaching, plus installed a bunch of other things, and the insulation/sound stuff. So proud of my sweetie! Below I made a list of what all we did in order we did it, more or less. Here's a group of pics - not enough I'm sure, but by now you've all seen a Talon torn apart and put back together.
We did something unique for the air intake system. Deleted everything and did our own. Starts with a S & B Particle separator, then a Donaldson 4" in/out double element excavator filter on a tube mount just below top in the bed, a bunch of turbo hose elbows and aluminum 3" pipe, a 10-8- Dirt Sports pipe and plate and the turbo inlet hose.

WB’s 2023 X2 FLV Talon Farcles list

Torque Locker
1 1/2” Forward arched A Arms-SATV
SATV front frame gusset plate
I 4WD DELETE-Honda SxS
SATV Boxed arched Rear Radius Rods
Double Shear brackets for rear Spindles
RaceCo Trailing Arm Pivot Frame braces
Dual OEM Batteries/True AM Isolator/Metal Battery Box
Jackson Racing Turbo Kit - (Makes Blue Faster Than Red)
S & B Particle Separator
Donaldson Dual element Air Filter-4” In & Out
Delete Jackson Air Filter setup
10-80 Dirt Sports Intake Pipe
SATV Speaker bar for separator & Filter mount behind cab
10-80 Switch plate (all full of switches)
Key on Ignition Master Switch n Relay-
controls all accessories and their Relays
Jeep Shifter boot on Gear Selector
Aftermarket Shift Gate-Hess
Inferno Cab Heater
10-80 DirtSports - both seat risers and back 40 mm on drivers seat
Eco Gear Sound n Light Bar
Rugged forced air pumper for helmets
Bosman Front Bumper with expanded metal brush guard(Homemade)
5500 LB Badlands Winch-wide spool n synthetic rope
Dash control for winch and remote cable also
Highway Legal for Utah:
Three Mirrors, Turn n Hazard signals, Windshield Wiper n Washer,
Park Brake, DOT LT Tires( TSL Swampers 11.5 x 32-15 on all 4
corners), RB3 1” spacers on rear to almost square it up,
DOT Glass front & Rear Windshields, Honda Mud Guard Flares to cover those big tires,
Tag Bracket with Light, Horn
Method Bead Grip 15” 6+1 wheels (5 tires n wheels)
Firewall Dust Cover n Wheel well covers too (Kinnemoto)
Insulation - under seats, back wall, under tunnel cover
Dirt Road Fab bed extender w/ spare
Lights: Front above winch, Ditch (Angle on Ft Bumper), Side, Back-up
Honda Moly oil (10-40) in Sub Trans after 40 easy street miles
7 various Honda Gear Bags
SATV 1/2” HMWP Skid Plate
SATV A ARM HWMP skids
Honda Trailing Arm Guards
Honda Side wrap HWMP
Skid Plates
SATV Rock Sliders
Ram Mount for Phone
Honda Soft Upper Doors
Tool Roll Backpack in bed w/ spare parts
Welded all U-Jopint Caps
50 Caliber 2” x 5 point Harnesses
UHF Radio
Hand Grips hanging from front of Cage
First Aid Kit
Quick Release Fire Extinguisher N Bracket(50 Cal Racing) X 2


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Awesome to see after the wait you had! You just got much harder to get away from lol. Can’t wait to see ya buddy
 

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