Is the left side of the front axle seal on your Honda Talon leaking? Have you recently changed your machine's geometry with a lift kit and need stronger axles to withstand the added stress? Whatever the case may be, all the best axles for the Honda Talon, as well as axle replacements and axle components, can be easily found at Everything Honda Offroad. In some cases, your best replacement option is just a stock-style Honda Talon axle. However, aftermarket Honda Talon axles — such as Rhino Axles, High Lifter Axles, Titan Axles, and Gorilla Axles — are a surefire way to beef up your drivetrain and avoid broken axles in the future. But just because you’re experiencing axle issues in your Honda Talon, doesn’t mean you need completely new front and rear Honda Talon axles.
With regards to leaky Honda Talon axles, it could be the case that your oil was just overfilled. When the axle's oil gets warm, it expands, and any excess oil will leak out. So if your Honda Talon axle has sprung a leak, wipe it off, wait a bit, and see if the leak continues. If not, you’re golden, and if so, perhaps you need a replacement Honda Talon axle. If this is the case, you may not need an entire Honda Talon axle assembly replacement. Instead, a single axle component could be all your machine requires. Honda Talon axle boots and Honda Talon axle seals can be replaced, and so too can the axle shafts. You can get the work done by your local dealer or mechanic, or you can replace an axle yourself — making sure to torque your axle nut to at least 101 ft/lbs and to align it with the cotter key hole.
Accessories such as steering stops can help prevent axles from pulling out of the differentials when turning. Still, however, axle problems can arise by simply rolling across a pasture or turning around on your lawn. The live valve suspension and front-locking system of the Honda Talon reduces the chances of broken front axles, but the possibility always exists. So if you need a Honda Talon axle replacement right now, or just want some Honda Talon front and rear axle replacements on hand in case something happens in the future, Everything Honda Offroad will be here for both you and your side-by-side no matter what occurs!
As far as repairs go, Honda Talon axle removal is a relatively simple procedure to undertake. That being said, though, tools like inner CV joint pullers do come in handy -- especially if you ride with Can-Am and Polaris owners! Alternatively, when removing Honda Talon axles, you can put a ratchet strap around it, apply pressure, then hit the axle with a rubber mallet so that the vibration loosens the snap ring and the axle comes off. In some cases, what looks like a damaged Honda Talon axle is actually a fully-functional Honda Talon axle. UTV axles are supposed to slide in and out to allow the suspension to travel, with a clip holding the axle joint together inside the housing. Your axle joint may go back together quite easily if it looks damaged, but you’ve gotta remove the cup and cut the bigger clamp to get it out of the way for a proper investigation. And for new Honda Talon axle clamps, Everything Honda Offroad has your back!
The Honda Talon X is skinnier than the Honda Talon R, which means that the Honda Talon R axles are longer. That being said, although the axle shaft lengths are different, both machines use the same style CV joints. So if the axle joint on your rig is busted, if you tore an axle boot and got mud in the bearings, or if you didn’t use CV guards and a stick punctured your axle boot, you can replace the Honda Talon CV joint on either the Talon 1000X or Talon 1000R without having to get a full axle assembly. For riders that go on extended trips deep in the boonies, spare axle mounts are available to hold extra Honda Talon axles. If, however, you ride tracks, races courses, or are never far from home, you may not need to have a spare Honda Talon axle mounted onto your machine. But whatever axle-related needs you may have, we can meet them all at Everything Honda Offroad!