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For Honda Talon 1000 X what size wench do you recommend. Any specific accessories I should look for.? What do is your opinion of the Warn Axon 35 S? Any thoughts on steel vs synthetic rope? All opinions are welcome. I tend to ride in a lot of mud and water and was quite lucky last weekend.

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Yup, and be smart enough to operate the winch and snatch block! Looking at less expensive versions Warn has the reputation of being the best but you pay for it. Lots of options and companies to consider.
 

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You would also want one that can cook, wash your clothes, and keep your Talon clean and shiny
Wow, keeping the Talon clean is at the top of my list. That would save time, wonder if I could get it topped off and ready to roll as well. Na, that would take too much training.
 

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You'll want a newer model that is all stock with low miles so you can customize with your choice of aftermarket accessories. And always test drive before you buy.
In my experience the newer models are very difficult to train! I'm still working one and have 47 years invested.
 

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I am still looking and trying to figure out what spring upgrades and tire combinations I will end up with. The winch will be that last on the list but please PM me with discount. Could make the difference and you have a nice winch the 5000 lb one looks like it would do the trick.
 

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Used it multiple times this weekend and worked well on other Side by Sides. Thick mud and at one time we had three buggies stuck at one time -- fun time -- good to have friends around.
 

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If you are up to the frame in heavy mud it helps to have a little more. In any case don't leave home without one!
 

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One thing that helps is the Hillbilly brake. You can set the brake and then get out and use the remote without having to worry about the buggy moving too much. There is a thread on it. https://www.talonsxsforum.com/threads/hillbilly-brake.286/#post-1452
I like the hillbilly brake, but may put a spacer between the mount. It seems like it puts too much pressure on the brake system. 1/8” or 1/4” will prolly be enough to move the hillbilly lock further out.
 

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I like the hillbilly brake, but may put a spacer between the mount. It seems like it puts too much pressure on the brake system. 1/8” or 1/4” will prolly be enough to move the hillbilly lock further out.
You can adjust the rod on the back of the brake pedal. I had the same situation where it took too much pressure to set the Hillbilly Brake. I adjusted the rod to resolve the issue.
 

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Hi rbtnt and Ticster, not sure if it is just normal variations, but mine was OK. I did have to adjust the position a bit and the brake does require a lot of pressure to set. Anyone else have issues please let us know. I like the ability to lock it and will get a lock this afternoon. I plan to go to the Everglades this weekend and a lunch they have food vans so nice to be able to walk around with it locked.
 

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Hi rbtnt and Ticster, not sure if it is just normal variations, but mine was OK. I did have to adjust the position a bit and the brake does require a lot of pressure to set. Anyone else have issues please let us know. I like the ability to lock it and will get a lock this afternoon. I plan to go to the Everglades this weekend and a lunch they have food vans so nice to be able to walk around with it locked.
I found out about the brake pedal adjustment on another Talon forum where a couple of owners had to adjust their pedals.
 

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You can adjust the rod on the back of the brake pedal. I had the same situation where it took too much pressure to set the Hillbilly Brake. I adjusted the rod to resolve the issue.
Never even looked that far, duh?. Just put it on and moved to another project. Figured I would fix that part later. Thanks!
 
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