Your Honda Talon’s suspension system has a huge impact on your off-road riding experience. Unless you enjoy being sore, you want to have a good suspension system to smooth out the bumps and bruises. And one of the most important components of your Honda Talon’s suspension system are your radius rods, which are also referred to as tie rods. Radius rods and tie rods are suspension links that are intended to control your Honda Talon’s wheel motion in a longitudinal direction. One end of your Honda Talon’s radius rods is connected to your Honda Talon’s wheel carrier, and the other end is connected to your Honda Talon’s chassis. Basically, your Honda Talon’s radius rods and tie rods guide your wheels as they go up and down in response to the unevenness of off-road trails.
Because of where radius rods and tie rods are on your Honda Talon, they are very exposed and vulnerable to damage. If you hit the wrong obstacle at full speed or hit a deep rut or ditch, your Honda Talon’s tie rods can easily snap in two. This makes radius rods one of the most commonly replaced components of your Honda Talon’s suspension system. Aside from being vulnerable to damage, the OEM radius rods and tie rods that come stock on the Honda Talon are flat out weak. Honda didn’t choose to use the most durable materials when designing the Talon’s radius rods and tie rods, so this ends up contributing to the amount of people who end up needing to replace their stock tie rods and radius rods. Luckily, there is no shortage of aftermarket UTV tie rod and radius rod replacements for the Honda Talon.
There are so many aftermarket side by side radius rods and tie rods available for the Honda Talon, and all the best of them can be found right here at Everything Honda Offroad. We have Honda Talon radius rods in all different sizes and styles from trusted and reputable brands like SuperATV, ModQuad, ZRP Products, DragonFire Racing, L&W Fab, and Agency Power. Here you’ll find things like heavy-duty tie rods, tubed radius arms, hex radius rods, high clearance rear trailing arms, and billet aluminum tie rods. In addition to complete radius rod and tie rod replacements, we also have all the replacement parts, components, and accessories you need for your radius rods and tie rods such as bushings and radius rod plates. If you need more bushings, check out the Honda Talon Bushing Kit for Radius Rods by L&W Fab, and if you want to support your Honda Talon’s suspension system take a look at the Honda Talon Agency Power Tow Hitch Radius Rod Plate by Agency Power.
When someone has busted their Honda Talon’s weak and fragile stock tie rods or radius rods and has to replace them with aftermarket side by side radius rods or tie rods, they usually want to do everything they can to avoid having to do that again. The best way to ensure you’ll never need to replace your Honda Talon’s tie rods again is by installing heavy-duty UTV radius rods like the Honda Talon 1000 Heavy-Duty Tie Rod Kit by Super ATV. These tie rods are constructed from an ultra-durable 4142 chromoly steel alloy and are heat treated to make them as strong as possible. This tie rod kit comes with everything you need for a quick and easy replacement that’s going to last a lifetime of use.
Like heavy-duty tie rods, another popular choice of aftermarket radius rod replacements for the Honda Talon are high clearance radius rods. If you’ve got a lift kit, you’re going to need high clearance radius rods, but even if you don’t then high clearance tie rods are a great way to get an increase in ground clearance. Check out the Honda Talon 1000R High Clearance Rear Trailing Arms by SuperATV. These high clearance rear trailing arms are built from heavy-duty 4130 chromoly steel and are designed to give your Honda Talon an extra 1.5” in ground clearance. It might not seem like much, but this can end up making all the difference. Find all the best aftermarket side by side radius rods and tie rods for the Honda Talon right here at Everything Honda Offroad!