The Honda Talon is a sporty mid-size crossover UTV that has been a hit. The sleek UTV has plenty of room to hold passengers and their luggage, but it also has some high-tech features that make driving an enjoyable experience for drivers of all ages.
One of the main reasons why people hold onto their UTVs for as long as they can is because they don’t want to spend money outfitting their UTVs with new parts.
Luckily, Talon parts are a good deal less expensive than those for other UTV brands. In addition, they come in a vast array of colors and styles, and most of them are easy to replace if you’re someone who likes doing your UTV maintenance.
The following are some of the ten most common Honda Talon parts that will need replacement (and are very easy to replace):
1. Seat Covers
The perfect way to customize your UTV’s interior is by swapping seat covers with color and design combos you like. The user will often have to purchase these seat covers independently; luckily, it is an easy process that doesn’t require any technical knowledge.
2. Seat Belts
Belts regularly break when they’re not being frequently checked, following safety regulations. Seat belts are designed to do a specific job. A faulty seat belt can be dangerous at high speeds, so make sure you replace it promptly after it starts giving you trouble.
3. Stereo Components
The sound system in your Honda Talon is one of the main reasons you might have opted to purchase that particular UTV. If the radio works properly, don’t waste your money trying to replace it with Bluetooth capabilities or other upgrades that may not fit your UTV.
4. Windshield Wipers
Most drivers don’t give much thought to their windshield wipers until they start slipping and sliding all over the place. They are very important, especially when you are at the wheel of an off-roader. Having your wipers function properly is one of the key elements in driving safely. When this happens, replace them with new ones as soon as possible.
5. Electronic Controls
The Honda Talon uses electronic controls for its climate control system, so if those start acting up, replace them as soon as possible. Clogged air filters can cause damage to the climate system in addition to reducing efficiency.
Tires are one of the most important components in your UTV because they’re what hurtle it down the hard terrain. A blowout can cause you to lose control of your UTV, so make sure you replace them before they reach their end of life.
Batteries are one of the easiest parts of a UTV to replace, but that doesn’t mean that it’s something you should do without calling for help. If you aren’t comfortable with the idea of handling a UTV battery, make sure you call for help. Accidents involving UTV batteries can be dangerous, so it’s best to leave this to the experts.
Your UTV’s suspension allows it to move smoothly over bumps and other terrain elements. However, if you don’t regularly check your suspension for wear and tear, it could get worn out more quickly and cause inner frame components to fail.
9. Cabin Air Filter
The air filter in your UTV is the main mechanism that removes dust, dirt, and other particles from the air passing through your engine. If it gets dirty over time, it’ll stay that way until you can get it replaced. If you don’t clean your UTV’s cabin filter regularly, you might not be able to notice how dirty it is and will run the risk of damaging your engine.
A UTV’s clutch allows for smooth and quiet acceleration during driving. If you have poor clutch performance, you could easily lose control of your UTV as it starts to accelerate rapidly.
Some Honda Talon parts are easy to replace if you have little know-how, but professionals should handle other parts. Regardless of what part isn’t working properly, it’s a good idea to check it as soon as possible and replace it as needed.
It’s best to let the pros handle repairs that affect other components besides those listed above because those repairs could require advanced knowledge about how your UTV works.