Created: June 18, 2020
[0:00] Are you looking for more protection on the bottom side of your Honda Talon? SuperATV’s got you covered with our Heavy-Duty Skid Plate. Today we’re gonna show you how to install one, so let’s get to it!
You can do this complete installation from the ground but for demonstration purposes, we’ve laid our machine on its side.
First we’ll remove all the factory bolts that are holding out factory skid plate on.
Right here, as well as right here, you’ll have two push pins. Ours got damaged so we’ll just pull them out—that’s why we’re going to a heavy-duty skid plate!
We’ve already disconnected them. On the bottom, both are intact so we’ll remove both of our push pins and then continue removing the rest of the hardware. Remove the last bolt for our front skid plate. Then we’ll continue, going back to the rear and removing our hardware.
Next, remove the rear portion of our skid. Set it aside as well.
[2:02] The first portion of the skid plate we’re going to install is the middle section, labeled B. We’ll need six of our M6x30s, one of our M6x40s, one spacer, and two self-tapping screws.
Once our hardware is ready we’ll grab our middle section. I like to go ahead and start a bolt through my washer. Then we’ll lay it up on the machine and line it up. Start our bolt just enough to where it will hang there.
After that, go around and take your short bolts. We’ll slide our spacer on, then slide it through the hole. Line it up. Once we’ve started the thread, we’ll pick up on our skid plate and line it all up. Then start tightening the hardware.
[3:37] After we’ve tightened those, we’ll get our self-tapping screws ready to go. I like to start the self-tapper into the frame get it prepped and ready, that way we can run one right in.
Now this section’s all tightened up. We’ll move back to the next section, which will be Part C. For this one, we’ll need seven M6x30s, two self-tappers, and nine washers. I’ll line the skid plate up like this.
There will be a bolt right here and right here, as well as right there, so line everything up. Go ahead and snug your hardware up and then we’ll put in our two self-tapping screws. Like I said, you can drill them right into the frame. Or, if you don’t want to struggle, you can use a drill bit.
[5:36] After you’ve drilled into the frame, line up your self-tappers with your hole.
The next section we’ll grab is section D. That’ll be the biggest portion of our skid plate. For this one, we need nine M6x30s, fifteen washers, six of our M40s, and six spacers.
First, start hanging this skid plate here. Let’s grab one of our bolts and start it in the frame. After that we’ll come to this hole—it’s another one that doesn’t require a spacer. Start it. This hole right here doesn’t require a spacer either.
Any hole that the thread can be reached, just like all three of these holes, you can use the shorter of your two bolts. It’s just the holes where the threads are down into the frame, like this one, that we’ll want to use our spacers on.
[7:11] For this one, we’ll grab the longer bolt and the spacer. Slide our bolt through. Pick up on the skid and make sure it’s good and lined up. Start it into the tab on the frame.
For this one, we’ll do the same thing, and for the rest of the holes we’ll go through with our short bolts and install them.
Now go through and fully tighten all of the hardware on the rear portion.
Now we’ll grab the front portion of our skid plate and line it up. This one is all held on by self-tappers, so it’s hard to hold it in place and put those self-tappers in. I’ll lay it in place and then take my paint marker and make a dot on the center of each of these holes, that way I know exactly where to drill.
[9:19] Our holes are drilled. Now we’ll grab some self-tapping screws and our skid plate. Go to this one here and pull it up into position. We’re not gonna fully tighten them just yet, that way we can move everything around.
Go ahead and put in the rest of the self-tappers. Go back through and make sure your hardware is fully tightened.
And that’s how super easy it is to install SuperATV’s Heavy-Duty Skid Plate on this Honda Talon! For more information on this skid plate or any of SuperATV’s great products, feel free to give us a call at 855-743-3427 or check us out online at SuperATV.com. Thanks for watching and we’ll catch you next time.