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you should check your sub transmission's fluid level, checked mine when I got home and found no fluid on the dip stick, i had to add 26oz to get it up to the full mark on the dip stick, hope this helps some one else before any any major damage my occur
 

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you should check your sub transmission's fluid level, checked mine when I got home and found no fluid on the dip stick, i had to add 26oz to get it up to the full mark on the dip stick, hope this helps some one else before any any major damage my occur
That really sucks because the dealer should be going through these with a fine tooth comb.
 

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Bought mine with 2 miles on it from the dealer. Only rode up the road for 8 miles. I Just started checking things getting familiar with things. I checked the sub transmission and it’s low. So is my coolant. I’ll call dealership and let them top them off. Going to have them top it off being it should have never left this way and so it’s documented should something go a rye.
 

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I bought mine a month ago and had it in the shop for the same tho ! Dealer had no trans fluid in it. Drove it for about 20 miles or so until I checked the fluids.
 

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I bought my 1000R from Honda power sports of Troy in Ohio they did a walk around with a Honda check list and checked everything in front of me and had me Check it so I would know how to do it . And went through owners manual to show me when services needed to be done . How to use the owners manual and how it references different sections . . They sold me the unit with $1000 and free accessories and 20% off any accessories for as long as I own the machine .
 

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Just checked my sub-Trans level after riding 125 miles last weekend and dealing with a screaming transmission noise! No oil on the dip stick!! I bought my Talon from RideNow in Chandler AZ and had it shipped to me in WA. They charged me $688 for assembly which is supposed to include going through all the fluids etc! Not Happy!
 

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Just checked my sub-Trans level after riding 125 miles last weekend and dealing with a screaming transmission noise! No oil on the dip stick!! I bought my Talon from RideNow in Chandler AZ and had it shipped to me in WA. They charged me $688 for assembly which is supposed to include going through all the fluids etc! Not Happy!
Ride Now... pay forever.
 

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My sub tranny was low 6-8oz. Getting mine late in the year let me get educated a little ok known issues.

Dealer drove it on trailer - I backed it off into garage and never ran it.

Went thru all the fluids and major nuts and bolts and only found the sub tranny low before taking out.

Anti-seized the spark arrestor bolts, they typically break off after a few good heat cycles and need to be re-tapped when checking the arrestor at first service. We will see.
 

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Just checked my sub-Trans level after riding 125 miles last weekend and dealing with a screaming transmission noise! No oil on the dip stick!! I bought my Talon from RideNow in Chandler AZ and had it shipped to me in WA. They charged me $688 for assembly which is supposed to include going through all the fluids etc! Not Happy!
Just checked my sub-Trans level after riding 125 miles last weekend and dealing with a screaming transmission noise! No oil on the dip stick!! I bought my Talon from RideNow in Chandler AZ and had it shipped to me in WA. They charged me $688 for assembly which is supposed to include going through all the fluids etc! Not Happy!
Same thing happened to me on my 2021 1000R. After around 100 miles it started making a screaming noise from the transmission area. After I added a little over a quart of fluid it finally showed full. Have you had any problems since you topped off the fluid level? Mine stopped making the screaming noise and seems to be doing fine. I did not check my fluids because I believed that it had been checked out by the dealership already.
 

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Wow, that is terrible. the dealers should have checked all of the fluid levels. Does not give me a lot of faith in your dealers.
 

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I’ve got about 600 miles on mine now, and I’m currently in Moab for a week. Mine still screams! I’ve checked the sub trans level several times since first adding oil to bing the level to where it should have been from the factory and it’s still showing full. My solution was to buy and install the Rugged Radio intercom/radio system with headsets. Expensive solution to a problem I should never have had. Not only do the headsets give much needed relief from the screaming engine/trans noise, but my wife and I have found we really like the intercom system. No more yelling to hear each other over the wind or engine noise, no hearing fatigue at the end of a long days ride. We can just speak in a normal tone and volume and communicate effortlessly! We can also Bluetooth music from our phones through the headsets so no more cranking up the music to try and overpower the engine and wind noise. All in all a good solution... of course that doesn’t dismiss the problem of the shrieking engine/trans! All I have to do is remove the headset at speed to realize how loud the noise still is! We’ll see if it eventually fails!
 

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I like your idea on the headsets.
My unit has 179 miles on it today. Talking with the dealership service department manager last Monday about bringing it in to be checked out. He told me to keep an eye on the fluid level, continue to drive it and keep an eye out for leaks. They are 6 to 8 weeks out from even being able to look at it. Hopefully I will be able to have it looked at before we head out to Arizona this fall. I will keep you posted if anything changes. Thanks for sharing your story.
 

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Just checked with my dealer and they are three weeks out on appointments. Seems everyone is anxious to get their machines ready for the summer. I will be glad when this Covid thing is over.
 

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Howdy to my Talon Brothers and Sisters. This is an update on my sub transmission that I ran low on fluid. I drained my sub-Trans fluid and checked for any signs of damage. The oil was as clean as a hounds tooth. It is no longer making the howling/screaming sound from the sub transmission. Going to keep an eye on it and continue riding the trails like normal.
 

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Wow, that is terrible. the dealers should have checked all of the fluid levels. Does not give me a lot of faith in your dealers.
We are new Talon owners also. It was showing a code so we called in. Yep it was low on transmission fluid also. Our dealer was extremely concerned and was at our home within a hour to pick up to check it out. They filled and brought it back same day. WELL we took for ride next day and it was showing the dang wrench. Urggggg well I guess that was teh 100 mile oil change. I'm so confused by all of this. My husband changed the oil so now we need to remove the wrench. Do you recommend a good YouTube channel to follow for easy to follow help for these dang Talons?
 

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I recommend you get a maintenance manual on how to clear the wrench and that and many more procedures you will need are located there. In addition, it is the "official" procedure from Honda. Do have fun and be safe.
 

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We are new Talon owners also. It was showing a code so we called in. Yep it was low on transmission fluid also. Our dealer was extremely concerned and was at our home within a hour to pick up to check it out. They filled and brought it back same day. WELL we took for ride next day and it was showing the dang wrench. Urggggg well I guess that was teh 100 mile oil change. I'm so confused by all of this. My husband changed the oil so now we need to remove the wrench. Do you recommend a good YouTube channel to follow for easy to follow help for these dang Talons?
Your little book in the glove compartment will show how to reset the wrench light. It is super easy and might take 60 seconds to do it. I don't have mine in front of me right now but it goes something like hold the reset button down while you turn the key on to accessory and will reset with the next mileage interval already to go. Sorry I cant tell you exactly how do it. Hope that helps some.
 

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Your little book in the glove compartment will show how to reset the wrench light. It is super easy and might take 60 seconds to do it. I don't have mine in front of me right now but it goes something like hold the reset button down while you turn the key on to accessory and will reset with the next mileage interval already to go. Sorry I cant tell you exactly how do it. Hope that helps some.
you should check your sub transmission's fluid level, checked mine when I got home and found no fluid on the dip stick, i had to add 26oz to get it up to the full mark on the dip stick, hope this helps some one else before any any major damage my occur
I purchased mine in April of this year 1000x. I had drive 27 miles with out oil in the rear diff and sub trans before I checked it, I did check the motor oil before going out that day it was ok. I paid 700 for set fees that's part of that process.
 
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