One of the most important decisions you’ll make regarding your UTV setup is the tires you choose to run. Tires are the UTV’s primary points of contact with the ground, so it’s worth investing in tires that are well-suited for both your terrain and riding style. However, the ideal tread pattern and tire size won’t be enough to maximize performance. If you want to optimize your side-by-side’s performance, then you’ll need to adjust the tire pressures based on your terrain, the sediment, and your UTV’s payload. All of these factors influence your tires’ ability to be effective, so you need to fine tune your air pressures to find the best balance between traction, steering ability, and safety. Everything Honda Offroad is here to help you select the best tires for your needs, but we don’t stop there. We also carry the best Honda Talon tire and wheel accessories including lug nuts, sockets, wrenches, bearings, tire gauges, repair kits, and much more. By creating a personalized tire and wheel kit, you’ll be able to address all tire repair, replacement, and maintenance needs without skipping a beat.
The first item you should purchase is a quality lug nut wrench. There are many useful Honda Talon tire and wheel accessories worth adding to your kit, but few are as important as a reliable lug nut wrench. Ideally, all your tires’ lug nuts are the same size, so you should only need to purchase a compact wrench with a single socket rather than a cumbersome four-way tire iron. Some Honda Talon lug nut wrenches come with an assortment of detachable sockets to ensure you’re taken care of no matter which lug nuts you have. If that is the case, then you should at least buy another backup socket of the correct size in case the original socket is misplaced on the trail. A torque wrench is the best way to reduce your chances of over tightening the lug nuts or stripping the threads, but torque wrenches are heavy and large. It would be worth spending some time using a standard lug nut wrench alongside a torque wrench to get a feel for how tightly you can secure the nuts without over tightening them.
Once you’ve created a basic tool kit, it would be worth spending some time addressing the condition of your wheel bearings. Faulty wheel bearings can quickly ruin an otherwise fun weekend on the trail, so it’s important to keep them in top condition and replace as necessary. The OEM Honda Talon wheel bearings are solid components, but they won’t last forever. If you’re like most people, then you want to prolong their lifespans as much as possible. The easiest way to extend the life of your wheel bearings is by regularly using a Honda Talon wheel bearing greaser. Lubricating the bearings with fresh grease is a quick, easy, and effective way to combat the harsh punishment they endure on the trail. Although it is admirable to make the OEM components last as long as possible, there should be no hesitation to replace the bearings when they start to fail. All things considered, a Honda Talon wheel bearing replacement is cheap and relatively simple, and there’s no reason to let a small replacement get between you and a good time.
Lastly, you would be wise to include several field repair items in your onboard tool kit. Every Honda Talon tire and wheel accessories kit should come with a tire pressure gauge, some form of tire sealant, and a spare tire already mounted on a wheel. Any tire pressure gauge that delivers accurate readings in the range of 0-30 PSI will be sufficient for your off-road needs. Tire sealants are their own ball of wax as there are numerous options and opinions about what is best. Our recommendation is to stick with whatever you feel comfortable using, but it should be simple, reliable, and usable in the field with minimal help from others. Of course, it would be beneficial to have a hand pump or portable air compressor handy for more extensive trail-side repairs. If your Honda Talon tire repair kit meets those basic recommendations, then you’ll have no trouble keeping your tires and wheels in top condition.
As you can see, Everything Honda Offroad wants to make sure you are taken care of no matter what challenges you face on the trail. We carry a wide assortment of Honda Talon tire and wheel accessories so you can create a custom tire maintenance and repair kit to suit your needs. Our extensive product catalog includes lug nuts and wrenches, sockets, tire gauges, tire sealants, and many other repair items. We even carry wheel spacers to help you fine-tune your machine’s stance and maneuverability if you decide to use aftermarket wheels and tires. No matter your needs, Everything Honda Offroad is eager to provide you with all the Honda Talon tire and wheel accessories you’ll need to stay on the trail and out of the garage. Look through our extensive product catalog and let us help you today!
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