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Buck

Two weeks after buying a brand new $21999 talon and after babying it, not wanting to get it dirty, not driving on bad roads; we decided to take it for a nice ride on a dirt road (a road vehicles can easily travel).  Well the rear tire blew two holes in the side wall and immediately went flat.  Nothing was around it, no big rocks, no glass, NOTHING! So we decided to look online to find a replacement.  Note: the tire is Maxxis 28x11 15 YOU CANT FIND IT ANYWHERE! They don’t sell the tire.  So in order to replace it we’d have to buy another brand which means we have to buy two so they match and drive the same.  Not to mention we have yet to even find the size! Absolutely ridiculous! 

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Cruizin

@Buck I would try calling Rocky Mountain ATV in the morning.  They have close relationship with Maxxis and should be able to help you quickly. They can be reached at 1 800 336-5437.

Sorry to hear that the tire blew out so easily.    Other than that, how do you like the machine? 

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Buck

I did check that site.  As far as how we like it, it runs a little rough so we need to figure out the suspension and tire pressure to have it ride a little nicer.  The throttle peddle is too responsive, which others have complained about as well.  It jerks you when you hit bumps or pot holes. Which could come from the riding rough. Also not sure on the motor and everything being so exposed and when it switches gears it’s a little loud.  It also only shifts around 5 grand.  It should definitely be shifting much sooner than that.  

 

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Cruizin

Yeah man, 5 grand is pretty high. 

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Buck

Update:

after speaking to a specialist through the OE (original equipment) department from Maxxis Tires; they are replacing the tire and paying to have ours shipped back to the warranty department.  After many pictures and views of the tire, it did end up having stress marks (looked like stretch marks on a belly), other cracks and holes in it.  The tire was definitely a defect and Maxxis is standing by their word and even shipping the tire out first so we are able to ride.  

There is only one problem, which the gentlemen will be working on after this is taken care of.  The tire can’t be bought and is not for sale.  It was specifically made for Honda and Honda I assume owns the rights, at least that’s what I understood from his explanation.  He too feels it should be for sale and wants to work on getting it on the website for other Talon owners.  So for all you Talon owners, Don’t blow a tire til the tires are for sale lol.  I will upload photos of the tire, if I’m able to, so you can see the marks on it and understand why we were so upset with it. 

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RideANF

That sucks but glad they handled it. 

I myself will be getting Tusk Terrabites put on soon  Not sure if I will go 30 or 32 yet,. Tusk are great 8 ply ? I have them on my Pioneer  and love them i

 

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23 minutes ago, RideANF said:

That sucks but glad they handled it. 

I myself will be getting Tusk Terrabites put on soon  Not sure if I will go 30 or 32 yet,. Tusk are great 8 ply ? I have them on my Pioneer  and love them i

 

Thats what Im getting too.  Good ole Rocky Mountain ATV.  They are coming on as a Vendor next month, in fact! 

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Cruizin
On 4/30/2019 at 11:21 AM, Buck said:

Update:

after speaking to a specialist through the OE (original equipment) department from Maxxis Tires; they are replacing the tire and paying to have ours shipped back to the warranty department.  After many pictures and views of the tire, it did end up having stress marks (looked like stretch marks on a belly), other cracks and holes in it.  The tire was definitely a defect and Maxxis is standing by their word and even shipping the tire out first so we are able to ride.  

There is only one problem, which the gentlemen will be working on after this is taken care of.  The tire can’t be bought and is not for sale.  It was specifically made for Honda and Honda I assume owns the rights, at least that’s what I understood from his explanation.  He too feels it should be for sale and wants to work on getting it on the website for other Talon owners.  So for all you Talon owners, Don’t blow a tire til the tires are for sale lol.  I will upload photos of the tire, if I’m able to, so you can see the marks on it and understand why we were so upset with it. 

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Any new updates on the tires? Anything to share on your talon? 

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Buck

they sent me a new tire free of charge and its all good. maxxis tires did a great job.

 

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