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About to take the Talon in for the first service. Does anyone have any input about thing that they have done or added to there Machine that voided any warranties? Would hate to get caught with my pants down. The dealer would not give me a straight answer, and Honda really doesn't have a list.
I am worried about seat belt jumper, tire size, and a few other bolts that where replaced do to addon's.....
 

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About to take the Talon in for the first service. Does anyone have any input about thing that they have done or added to there Machine that voided any warranties? Would hate to get caught with my pants down. The dealer would not give me a straight answer, and Honda really doesn't have a list.
I am worried about seat belt jumper, tire size, and a few other bolts that where replaced do to addon's.....
I don’t know about voiding warranty but I asked my dealers service department about my popping rear axles. The manager asked what size tires I have on it and I told them I just put 30s on. He said put the 28s back on before you bring it in if you want Honda to cover it. So the 30s wouldn’t void the warranty perse but if I came complaining about axle noise they would not do anything because they would say it’s due to larger tire size.
 

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Bigger tires won't void the warranty but Honda (same with any car manufacturer as well) can say they cause issues (axle problems for example) because they actually can. Swap the stockers back on and you're good to go.
 

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A lot will depend on your local dealer and how well you know them or they know you! If there is a recurring problem with lots of owners due to after sale modifications (ie: larger tires then stock) then Honda may double down on refusing to do warranty work. Likely they will deal with any issues on a case by case basis.
 

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In my opinion I think you should be fine. I don’t think dealers record what modifications you have done to your rig or keep a history of said modifications. If you don’t have issues in areas that you have modified then nothing to worry about.

First service should be fluid changes for motor/trans and diffs, check sub trans level, check shift cable and They will do the valves even though it shouldn’t be needed (only if noisy). If your rig has no issues I wouldn’t think any warranties would be voided. But someone who works at a dealer or knows more may have a better answer as to what info they keep on a machine other than service/purchase records.

Not sure how mechanically inclined you are but most folks can easily do all that at home with exception of the valves. I haven’t looked at mine yet so can’t speak to how hard that is to do.
 

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Not sure how mechanically inclined you are but most folks can easily do all that at home with exception of the valves. I haven’t looked at mine yet so can’t speak to how hard that is to do.
Checking the valves is pretty easy. Remove the air box, plug wires, valve cover and 2 access plugs to turn the motor and see the timing marks. Takes less than an hour to check.

Adjusting the Exhaust is simple once you are in there. Adjusting the Intakes is complex and requires removing the cam to change the shims under the lifters.

That said, I have never seen (or heard of) an intake out of spec, only exhaust valves. I just checked one last month where one intake is right at the max spec (.19mm) and it is slightly noisy after the engine gets good and hot after an hour pulling hills and bowls at the dunes. When cold or normal riding, it is quiet. I will reshim that engine and get them all closer to the .16mm spec and I'm certain it will quiet it down.
 

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Checking the valves is pretty easy. Remove the air box, plug wires, valve cover and 2 access plugs to turn the motor and see the timing marks. Takes less than an hour to check.

Adjusting the Exhaust is simple once you are in there. Adjusting the Intakes is complex and requires removing the cam to change the shims under the lifters.

That said, I have never seen (or heard of) an intake out of spec, only exhaust valves. I just checked one last month where one intake is right at the max spec (.19mm) and it is slightly noisy after the engine gets good and hot after an hour pulling hills and bowls at the dunes. When cold or normal riding, it is quiet. I will reshim that engine and get them all closer to the .16mm spec and I'm certain it will quiet it down.
How many hours/miles on that one?
 

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Fyi they can't void your warranty, only that claim. If you go back home, go and remove that part that voided the warranty they can't do anything to the overall warranty. Best of luck!

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About to take the Talon in for the first service. Does anyone have any input about thing that they have done or added to there Machine that voided any warranties? Would hate to get caught with my pants down. The dealer would not give me a straight answer, and Honda really doesn't have a list.
I am worried about seat belt jumper, tire size, and a few other bolts that where replaced do to addon's.....
If its a good dealer none of that should be an issue. As far as the tires go, the Jackson Racing ECU tuner (which the turbo is a Honda Accessory) has an option in it to select 28, 30, and 32” tire sizes for transmission shift tuning so I wouldn’t worry about tires in that range for sure. But I guess every dealer is different but mine has no problem with any of this stuff.
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