Created: May 27, 2022
What’s up, guys? Today we’re going to be installing our SuperATV Low Profile Fender Flares on this Honda Talon 1000-4 in six easy steps.
So the first thing you’ll want to do is remove all the contents from its packaging. What makes it easier for me is separating everything. We have our push pins, spacers, washers, and our bolts.
The first thing we’ll do is grab our passenger side flare. And as you can see, it’s cut to the contour of the factor fender flare.
We previously had our low-profile fender flares installed on this machine, so our holes are already drilled. But what we’re going to do is we’re going to show you exactly how to get this oriented and where to mark and drill your holes.
It will look like this.
Take this lower section and get it as tight as possible where it fits well, laying on the contours nicely and mark your holes.
Take your paint marker and line it up exactly where you want it, hold it in place, mark all your holes on your fender, then drill them. I usually start at the top. We mark it, take our drill and drill our hole.
As I said, ours are already done. Go ahead and drill your holes, then take your push pins, line them up and install them at this point. We still have some movement to our flare. You want to make sure that it fits nicely and tight. That’s the most important part about these flares.
Once you’ve done that, we’ll go ahead and grab our paint marker again and line this hole up. Before you do that, you’ll want to ensure your flare lays how it should. From there, you’ll mark this hole, then rotate your flare out of the way to drill the hole. Then you will install your push pin.
Now, you have something to hold your flare in place for the rest of these holes. We’re just going to go through and drill all of our spots. Once all the lower holes are drilled, install all your push pins into these holes here.
At this point, your flare should look identical to ours, and we’ll move up here to the top.
You need to check and make sure that this lift right here in your factory line up perfectly with your flare. Or, if anything, it needs to be dropped in behind just a touch, but you want it to stay within, which would be in, or it to be too far out. Then you’ll want to push the fender flare back as far as you can into the contour of the factory fender so you can see it rolls around. You’ll want to ensure that your flare fits nicely and tightly into that corner.
Once I know where my flare needs to be, I take a drill bit and get it started through the flare. Once you’ve done that, you can take your hardware, start it through, and then place the nut on the bottom side to hold the flare into a position where our holes will line up perfectly.
This hole here is going to match up to this hole.
Take your long hardware and your SuperATV washer, and you’re going to drop it down through the hole. Next, you’ll grab a spacer, slide it onto the hardware, and line your flare up. If you drill this to where it puts enough tension on the flare to get it into the corner, it will hold itself while you put on the rest of the hardware.
Next, you’ll need to grab one of your flat washers and nylock nuts, take the flasher, slide it onto your bolt, and start your nut. If you put enough tension, you will see that your hardware is angled. That’s what you want. You’ll like it to be angled back towards the front.
After you’ve done that, you will go through and continue drilling the holes. You will continue with the same process—drill, then put your hardware in. And once you have all the hardware in, we will tuck it back as far as we can. Finish by fully tightening all your hardware.
Now that we’ve got the front installed, we will go ahead and install the back.
The first thing you’re going to want to do is to remove your factory flare. This push pin will need to be removed and set to the side. Once we’ve cleared that, we will take the same hardware on the front flare and use it on this back flare.
Next, you’re going to grab one of your short allen as well as one of our washers just like we’ve been using and get the passenger side rear plate, and we’re going to line our hardware up with the hole in this plate. We’ve popped our hardware through and attached it to our plate.
Go ahead and get your nut started. And repeat the same steps in the second hole. Wait to put your hardware in the third hole.
Then we’re going to rotate it and tuck it into our fender nicely. You want it to line up, and then as you can see on your bracket, there’s a notch, and you’re going to hold this into place while you take your paint marker and tap a mark through this bracket and drill it.
After you drill your hole, you’ll want to take one of your short allens, a SuperATV washer, a flat washer, and a nylock nut, pop it through the hole, and install the bracket. You will need to drop the bolt through, grab your spacer, slide it through, line the threads up with our flare, and put your washer and nut on. Make sure you tighten the hardware entirely.
Now we’re just going to drill through our plastic for these final two holes. We’re going to align our spacer with the hole and the flare. Then we’re going to pop our hardware through the flare and fender. It will come out the bottom, where you will put your flat washer and nylock nut.
Then we’ll fully tighten our hardware again, just like so.
Now repeat the same steps on the opposite side.
That’s all there is to installing our low-profile fender flares on this Honda Talon 1000-4. Check out our Honda page—we have many accessories and upgrades that will take your Talon to the next level. Be sure to click on the description below to get your low-profile fender flares today, and while you’re there, drop a like, comment, and subscribe.
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