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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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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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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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The Everglades was a true challenge and the I am so glad I had the 5K one and the extra cable is a must. So glad I hade it when the original broke and already have a new backup.
 

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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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My 2 cents on a Winch after 3 months of use. Buy a WARN! I bought a Black Ops 4500 SuperATV and SuperATV Winch Mounting plate. I got a great deal, but overall it’s very disappointing . The motor is loud and clunky. The synthetic rope quality is total China garbage and the lead nylon fabric is too long cheap and catches due to the poor design of the housing. The mounting plate was a joke and designed by a machinist in China not an Engineer. They wiring leads are sloppy and the instructions look they were made on Word Perfect on a first generation Windows machine and printed on your grandmas inject printer. WTF? They did not even provide Grade 8 bolts, so my mini Dewalt sheered 2 bolts on the assembly. It’s a Honda, buy quality, buy a WARN. I will NOT make this mistake again.
 
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