MYSTERIOUS HONDA TALON SIDE-BY-SIDE RATTLE SOLVED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MYSTERIOUS 2020 HONDA TALON UTV RATTLE SOLVED

DW FAN WRITES IN: “I have a 2020 Honda Talon. After about 300 miles I started hearing a rattle in the front end and then a vibration started. A quick return to the dealer got me nowhere. They didn’t see anything wrong, but I feel something is wrong. Do you know where I should start to look?” —Zack Myers, Las Vegas, NV

OUR PRO ANSWER: Zack, we have also been hearing reports of front-end rattling on the 2020 Talons. From what we have been able to determine, the cause of the rattle and vibration is most likely from the front propeller shaft. As a test, drop your propeller shaft out and go for a ride and see if the rattle/vibration is gone. The fix is either a new propeller shaft or tack-weld the cup to the shaft. The cups are coming loose and spinning on the shaft. If left long enough, the joint will eventually fail, usually catastrophically! The yokes are not press-fit into the caps as well as they should, and I am seeing either rattling or failures if left too long.


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