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Talon WOW! What a relief.

BeezrGeezr

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Aug 18, 2019
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Talon X
I took delivery of a new Talon X about a month ago and because of circumstances, was not able to even test run it until today. Yesterday I installed the snorkel for cleaner air intake so today took it out in the dirt, rocks, and dust.
During this last month I have been keeping up on all the threads on this forum that pertained to my new ride so I was fully expecting a horrible driving experience. So I cautiously headed out to the sticks expecting an impossibly twitchy throttle, a bone jarring ride, a noisey FWD, jerky shifting transmission with a deafening gear whine.
Well, I didn't notice any of that at all. The noisiest part of the ride was the tires...in all modes. It just ran like a champ and is a total blast to ride on the rocky four wheel drive trails and some no trails, of the northern Nevada high desert.
I value this forum's wealth of information but, as with most forums, we only read about the problems and after a while it seems all are flawed. I have to remind myself that what I am reading represents only a small percentage of all the machines out there.
Luckily, it seems, I got a good one. I feel so relieved and can't wait to go again.
 
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HUCK

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To me , my Talon is the best in every aspect . Quiet , smooth , fast , dust free , and the MOST FUN FACTOR of any OHVs I have owned (about 25) except my trials bikes but it's nearly impossible to compare the two .
Glad you like yours !
 

Ezgoin

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Sep 11, 2019
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Pacific Northwest
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Talon X
I took delivery of a new Talon X about a month ago and because of circumstances, was not able to even test run it until today. Yesterday I installed the snorkel for cleaner air intake so today took it out in the dirt, rocks, and dust.
During this last month I have been keeping up on all the threads on this forum that pertained to my new ride so I was fully expecting a horrible driving experience. So I cautiously headed out to the sticks expecting an impossibly twitchy throttle, a bone jarring ride, a noisey FWD, jerky shifting transmission with a deafening gear whine.
Well, I didn't notice any of that at all. The noisiest part of the ride was the tires...in all modes. It just ran like a champ and is a total blast to ride on the rocky four wheel drive trails and some no trails, of the northern Nevada high desert.
I value this forum's wealth of information but, as with most forums, we only read about the problems and after a while it seems all are flawed. I have to remind myself that what I am reading represents only a small percentage of all the machines out there.
Luckily, it seems, I got a good one. I feel so relieved and can't wait to go again.
 

Ezgoin

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Sep 11, 2019
130
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Pacific Northwest
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Talon X
Yeah, I know, and I hate being ...that guy.. who complaines about everything, and I’m usually not! I really want to love my Talon, but until I get this howling tranny issue resolved it’s going to be tough. If it can’t be resolved with reasonable effort/expense, I think it will have to go. The other things like touchy throttle and stiff ride I will adapt to or correct in other ways!
Glad your loving your Talon and enjoying your time in it!
 

906UP

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Jul 6, 2017
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The 906
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Talon X
Welcome @BeezrGeezr , I'm with you on this, I love my Talon. My only complaint is minor, I wasn't impressed with what it took to install the door lowers but the machine is outstanding. It impresses me everytime I take it out.
 

CumminsPusher

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Congratulations on your ride and the fact you are enjoying it!
I gotta say last weekend was my first time with any seat time and I don’t own one,yet but my impression of the vehicle was very positive. Smooth and quiet, more so then my Pioneer. Had absolutely no b**** about that “touchy throttle” many complain about. f***er is just about go time. If someone buying one to cruise lightly it may be the wrong rig.
My only complaints were the cup holder situation, rear end could be resprung, but my biggest complaint is I ain’t got one just YET! I pretty much knew going in what to expect and I wasn’t let down.
 

hondabob

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EZgoing, you need to compare yours with another one. If its not like another one then warranty should fix it. It sucks when you have a problem with a new toy. Your dealer should have a demo if your friends don't have one.
 
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popeye

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Congratulations on your ride and the fact you are enjoying it!
I gotta say last weekend was my first time with any seat time and I don’t own one,yet but my impression of the vehicle was very positive. Smooth and quiet, more so then my Pioneer. Had absolutely no b**** about that “touchy throttle” many complain about. f***er is just about go time. If someone buying one to cruise lightly it may be the wrong rig.
My only complaints were the cup holder situation, rear end could be resprung, but my biggest complaint is I ain’t got one just YET! I pretty much knew going in what to expect and I wasn’t let down.
It has cup holders, mine were just covered with a middle third “bump” seat. 800miles on mine, the throttle lost most of it’s twitchy ness, just like my pioneer it takes a tiny bit of getting used too, but also smoothed out after the break in service. My only complaint is that I don’t get to drive it as much as I wish
 

CumminsPusher

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It has cup holders, mine were just covered with a middle third “bump” seat. 800miles on mine, the throttle lost most of it’s twitchy ness, just like my pioneer it takes a tiny bit of getting used too, but also smoothed out after the break in service. My only complaint is that I don’t get to drive it as much as I wish
Oh like you automatically assume I was talking about your rig?? f***ing awesome machine brother, thanks so much for for the opportunity.
I can appreciate the jump seat being a family guy like you are.
 
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jamesh

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Apr 11, 2019
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DFW
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Talon x4
You typically get extreme over-exaggeration of things like "throttle is so jerky I had to see the doctor for whiplash" to "I can't feel any difference at all in power going to 32 inch tires from 28 inch tires".

On balance, I'm of the impression that it is a decently powered and decently sprung, if a perhaps a little stiff, machine. The build quality comments are spot on from what I've seen looking at floor models. Can't wait to pick up an X4 at the end of the year.
 

jonathannook

New Member
Oct 7, 2019
11
4
3
Quartzsite AZ
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Talon R
I took delivery of a new Talon X about a month ago and because of circumstances, was not able to even test run it until today. Yesterday I installed the snorkel for cleaner air intake so today took it out in the dirt, rocks, and dust.
During this last month I have been keeping up on all the threads on this forum that pertained to my new ride so I was fully expecting a horrible driving experience. So I cautiously headed out to the sticks expecting an impossibly twitchy throttle, a bone jarring ride, a noisey FWD, jerky shifting transmission with a deafening gear whine.
Well, I didn't notice any of that at all. The noisiest part of the ride was the tires...in all modes. It just ran like a champ and is a total blast to ride on the rocky four wheel drive trails and some no trails, of the northern Nevada high desert.
I value this forum's wealth of information but, as with most forums, we only read about the problems and after a while it seems all are flawed. I have to remind myself that what I am reading represents only a small percentage of all the machines out there.
Luckily, it seems, I got a good one. I feel so relieved and can't wait to go again.
Honestly, the throttle can be twitchy when you're on anything rough. It helps if you keep your foot against the doghouse/firewall, but it's an issue for me for sure.
 

PaulF

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Jul 1, 2019
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Talon R
Honestly, the throttle can be twitchy when you're on anything rough. It helps if you keep your foot against the doghouse/firewall, but it's an issue for me for sure.
Try the following, these worked for me. I rarely have "twitchy" throttle anymore...
  1. Adjust your throttle cable, mine was WAY off. Adjusting this made a marginal improvement.
  2. Back off your rear crossover rings at least one turn (but no more than 1.75 turns or you may get some coil bind), this will soften up the rear end under certain driving conditions and reduce bounce.
  3. Give it 1000 miles for the springs to settle in.
 

popeye

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I found a piece of extruded aluminum, cut a flat in it and screwed it to the floor to anchor your heel down to and be able to push against, it stoped my heel from bouncing when the trail gets rough and makes it so you don’t unintentionally stab the throttle
 
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