Created: March 18, 2020
Hey guys. Are you looking for more clearance out of your Honda Talon 1000R? Well SuperATV’s got you covered with our high clearance trailing arms and upper A-arms backed by a lifetime warranty. And today, we’re going to show you how to get them installed.
First, remove the rear wheels and tires. We’ve already done this. Next, locate the castle nut and remove the cotter pin. Remove the 30 mm nut and the washer, then grab a 14 mm socket to disconnect the brake caliper. There is a 10 mm bolt right here that needs to be removed that bolts the brake link onto the knuckle.
Move the caliper out of the way and grab ahold of the hub and remove it. Then we can start removing the radius arms. Remove the hardware including the washer and nut. Then remove the nut and washer from the shock and sway bar link and set them aside. Pull the sway bar link out and flip it up and out of the way.
Pick up on the trailing arm to remove the bolt out of the shock, then take a ratchet strap to tie the shock up out of the way. Then grab the radius arms and pull them off. You can pull the bushings out and slide them onto the knuckle so that you don’t lose them. Take the nuts and thread them back on the knuckle to make sure you don’t lose them or your bushings.
Next we’ll get the lower ball joint out. Remove the cotter pin and the nut. Then just pull the trailing arm away and let it hang down. Follow the trailing arm all the way up to the bolt at the top, and remove the nut from the bottom side. Wiggle the trailing arm to pull the bolt out and then remove the factory trailing arm. We’re going to put it next to our press because we’re going to press out the ball joint.
Now remove the hardware where the upper A-arm attaches to the knuckle. You have to decide whether you want to tie your axle up or remove it. Either way is fine. Then remove the knuckle. We tied up our axle and shock together so nothing gets tore up.
Remove the nut where the upper A-arm attaches to the frame but leave the bolt in. Now remove the nut from right here too. Grab a 10 mm wrench and remove the brake line/feed line off of the block. We’ve already removed the bolt that goes through right here. Make sure you loosen the line before you remove the bolt.
Now take the A-arm bolts out and remove the A-arm. You can leave the caliper hanging and attached to save some brake fluid.
Grab the factory trailing arm with the factory ball joint. Thread the nut back on the ball joint so it’s just below the head of the stud. That way, you won’t press on the threads. Find something that fits around the ball joint. Make sure the stud is straight as an arrow then press the ball joint out. Then press it into the SuperATV trailing arm.
Now it’s time to install our new, high-clearance SuperATV trailing arm. Just slide it right back over the bushing. Put the bolt in and start the nut. Just leave it hanging and grab the SuperATV upper A-arm. Cut the zip ties off the bushings and slide it into position. Grab the special bolt with the shoulder on it for back here. Get it lined up and get the bolt through. Slide the arm into position on this tab then slide the bolt through. Start the nuts on both the bolts.
Grab the knuckle and make sure all the bushings and hardware are still in there. Make sure you inspect your knuckle. If anything needs replaced, now’s the time to do it. Slide the ball through and thread the castle nut onto it by hand. Just get ready to slide the axle into it.
Next, loosen the ratchet strap and slide the knuckle over the axle. Everything’s still loose, but it’s not going to fall out. Start the nut where the A-arm attaches to the knuckle. Take the radius arm bushings off the knuckle and put them on the radius arms. Put the arms in position and then get them on the knuckle and start the nuts. Make sure you reinstall the flat washer and the nut like that. Then do the same for the upper radius arm.
Pick up the trailing arm so that the shock will line up. Get the nut started then use a 17 mm socket to run it in by hand. Then pick up the trailing arm to get the sway bar lined up. Start the nut. Slide the hub back onto the axle. Grab the castle nut and flat washer and get it started.
Next, grab the brake line and T-fitting from the hardware kit. Slide the line right up through here and attach it to the feed line. Once it’s started, grab the nut and bolt and slide it through the T-fitting. Get the nut started and then tighten it up with a 10 mm socket and wrench. Tighten the fittings next.
Grab the brake caliper and slide it onto the rotor just like this. Get the bolts started for now just to hold it up there. Grab the brake line that we just installed and route it along the upper A-arm like this, so it’ll slide behind here. Go underneath the radius arm just like this. The first washer goes there and the second goes here. It should look just like this and then we’ll use the brake line hardware to attach the brake line to the upper A-arm.
Make sure your hardware’s fully tightened and your cotter pins are all installed. Since We’ve disconnected the brake lines, we’re going to have to bleed the brakes. We have Erik here helping us today. He’s going to pump the brakes while we’re working the bleeder back here in the back.
Locate the reservoir in order to add some brake fluid. Remove the hood. Right here there is a rubber cap. Remove that and the lid, then fill the reservoir up. Make sure you use the recommended brake fluid for your machine. Completely fill it to the max fill line.
We’ll have Erik pump the brakes. We’ll do it four times, and then we’ll show you what to do next. After four or five pumps, he’ll hold the brakes down. Once he has the brakes down, we’ll crack the bleeder. Just half a turn will crack it and then tighten it back up. Repeat this until all of the air is out of the lines. Whenever you have a steady stream of brake fluid coming out of your bleeder on both sides, that’s when you know you’re good to go.
Reinstall your wheel and tire, and then repeat all of these steps for the opposite side.
And that’s how super quick and easy it is to install SuperATV’s heavy-duty trailing arms and upper A-arms. For more information on these products, 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.