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I have an enclosed trailer use for hauling my ATVs and UTVs. The door height is 74.5 inches tall, the inside height 79 inches tall. The Talon 1000x-4 Fox live valve is listed at 78.1 inches tall. Based on the pictures it appears the plastic roof/top is lifted off the roll cage a little. I also noticed the back wheels are slightly behind the highest point on the UTV which may allow the roof to get into the trailer before the UTV is fully into the trailer possibly allowing the UTV to be driven into the trailer. My big question is does anyone know a way to temporarily reducing the height of the Talon for enclosed trailer hauling?
 

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Well the low tech way is have someone sit or put weight on the cargo area. Next let air out of rear tires, or you can compress rear suspension and strap down.
 

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I haven't purchased it yet. I am trying to decide between the RZR XP 4 1000 or the Honda Talon 1000x-4 live valve. The RZR will fit in my enclosed trailer easily but I like the Honda transmission set up better (plus I am a Honda guy at heart). This past August I spent a week riding in Colorado on my dad's Honda Pioneer 1000 and LOVED the transmission with the paddle shifters for mountain climbing especially going down the mountains. I have an older RZR 800 and I am an ex-ATV (honda 450r) cross country racer so I like the sport machines much better than the Pioneer Utility SxS. The Pioneer will not fit in my enclosed trailer and with the suspension system set up to adjust you cannot simply put weight in the back to lower it. That is the main reason for my question about temporarily lowering the Talon. I was considering purchasing a smaller set of back wheels or something just for trailering. I also noticed the plastic top on the Talon seems to set up higher than the roll bar, so I was wondering if I could temporarily remove the rear portion of the top to gain a few inches of clearance. The Talon is listed at 78.1" tall and my enclosed door is only 74.5" tall. The inside of my trailer is 79" tall. I need to find a way to shrink the Talon by 3.6 inches to get it into the trailer. Maybe a combo of weight in the bed of the Talon, removing a lot of the air in the rear tires and removing the back portion of the plastic top MIGHT get me the space I need. MAYBE???
 

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Hi - just a suggestion:

it looks like my 2 seat X rollbar at back is 75”. Roof sticks up a little. Should get some room with a flat roof.

I would not see why the suspension would not compress with the live valve system.

A thought would be to ask the dealer to try loading with roof off, suspension compressed - for over $20K - part of the sale.

I’m sure between a flat roof, some ratchet straps, or even an aftermarket cage (!) that Talon would fit into the trailer.

I had 3 RZR’s, would not go back - Honda quality and DCT is at another level. None of these machines are perfect, but the thought of wheel bearings, belts, axles, carrier bearing constant maintenance is something I wouldn’t go back to.
 

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There are I think 4 fasteners that hold the roof on. The roof peaks in the middle, which is quite higher than the roll bar. So perhaps you can find the height of the roll bar to be sure, and just take the roof off while in transport. Not sure if you were going to buy the aluminum roof, but I think it’s lower.
 

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I have an enclosed trailer use for hauling my ATVs and UTVs. The door height is 74.5 inches tall, the inside height 79 inches tall. The Talon 1000x-4 Fox live valve is listed at 78.1 inches tall. Based on the pictures it appears the plastic roof/top is lifted off the roll cage a little. I also noticed the back wheels are slightly behind the highest point on the UTV which may allow the roof to get into the trailer before the UTV is fully into the trailer possibly allowing the UTV to be driven into the trailer. My big question is does anyone know a way to temporarily reducing the height of the Talon for enclosed trailer hauling?
The highest point on the 4 seater is the roof is 6" or so behind the C pillar. It is just high impact polyrazmataz at that point. A flat aluminum roof would probably get you several inches. The other option would be a ratchet strap on the rear and compress the suspension that would definitely get you what you need. I am betting the C pillar is under 74" so an aluminum roof would do it. Seems like a win-win to me.
 
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