A sure-fire way to turn your Honda Talon from a lean, mean, off-roading machine into a useless pile of scrap metal is to let radiator issues go unchecked. Your Honda Talon’s radiator and cooling system is what allows your Honda Talon’s engine to perform at the high level it is made to. Without it, good luck charging down off-road trails or winning any races. The good thing is, you will see signs of radiator issues from your Honda Talon before it becomes debilitating. Your Honda Talon’s engine might start to sound a little distressed and your cab might start to feel a bit hotter. Whatever the signs are, you want to make sure you nip the issue in the bud before it leads to irreversible damage.
The worst thing you could ever do to your Honda Talon is to let radiator issues overheat its aluminum motor. This can lead to complete engine failure at best and a fiery explosion at worst. From radiator fans and radiator fluid to complete replacement Honda Talon radiators and radiator relocation kits, there are many ways to ensure that your Honda Talon’s radiator system operates as it is supposed to. The thing is, if your Honda Talon is running too hot, you may not need to get a completely new radiator. ECU tuners, for example, can be used to initiate the radiator fans at lower temperatures, thereby cooling the Honda Talon’s engine before it even comes close to overheating. This is a good option for those that don’t want to completely replace their Honda Talon’s radiator. Similarly, clearing your Honda Talon’s radiator fins from mud and other blockages is important to maintain adequate airflow. We offer a wide selection of Honda Talon radiator cleaning kits that make cleaning your radiator quick and easy so that it performs like it did the day you first got your Honda Talon.
Some Honda Talon owners like to use radiator relocation kits to free up some space around their engine. While Honda Talon radiator relocation kits can be used to move the radiator away from the front of the machine, relocating it to the bed will take up room in the already sparse storage space of the Honda Talon. Not only that, but relocating your Honda Talon’s radiator will reduce airflow as well. For racing applications, however, the Honda Talon radiator does not require free air to stay cool. Instead, it only needs air from the fans. Plus, with a radiator relocation kit that puts the radiator in the rear of the machine, you don’t have to worry about hitting anything with the front of your vehicle.
In addition to engine heat, the inside portion of the Honda Talon cab can also get quite balmy. This can get quite uncomfortable, especially in the dead of summer. While you might be tempted to put a switch in to reverse your fan direction (which pushes heat away from the cab area), we wouldn’t suggest reversing your fan. While it might be tempting to reverse your Honda Talon’s fan to make the cab cooler, this will lead to less airflow in your radiator when operating under hard conditions. Instead, if you and your passengers are finding yourselves getting sweaty in the cab, we recommend you open up your cockpit by taking off the lower doors, the rear windscreen, and any restrictive front windscreen that you might have installed. While these accessories can’t be easily taken off and placed back on all the time, doing so twice a season sure beats putting a new engine in due to warps, expansions, and cracks caused by overheating.
Fixing radiator issues isn’t on the top of the to-do list of any Honda Talon owners, but procrastinating on radiator issues can lead to irreversible and expensive damage. That’s why it is so important to take care of the issue now. At Everything Honda Offroad, we have the UTV industry’s best Honda Talon radiators and radiator parts and accessories like caps, drain plugs, fans, guards, cleaning kits, and radiator relocation kits. For the best accessories to keep both yourself and your Honda Talon’s engine nice and cool, the radiator kits and Honda Talon radiators from Everything Honda Offroad are worth every penny you invest in them.