From radiator fans and radiator fluid to replacement Honda Talon radiators and radiator relocation kits, the worst thing you could ever do to your Honda Talon is overheat its aluminum motor. There are many ways to ensure that your radiator system operates as expected. And if you’re running too hot, you may not need a completely new radiator. ECU tuners, for example, can be used to initiate the radiator fans at lower temperatures, thereby cooling the engine before it even comes close to overheating. Similarly, clearing the radiator fins from mud and other blockages is important to maintain adequate airflow. 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 it 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 — 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, as this will lead to less airflow in your radiator when operating under hard conditions. Instead, if you’re overheating in the cab, you should open up your cockpit by taking off the lower doors, the rear windscreen, and any restrictive front windscreen that you might have installed. Although 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. For the best accessories to keep both yourself and your engine nice and cool, the radiator kits and Honda Talon radiators from Everything Honda Offroad are worth every penny you invest in them.