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Exhaust Systems Honda® Talon 1000R/X

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HMF Racing Slip On Exhaust Instructions

For Models: Talon 1000R/X (2019-2022), Talon 1000X-4 (2020-2022)


!!! WARNING !!! Before working on your machine, make sure it is parked on a level surface with the transmission in park and/or the parking brake engaged. Do not work on any machine with a hot engine or exhaust.  Allow time for all parts to cool in order to reduce the risk of burns.

Blackout Exhausts: Take care not to get grease or oils on the exhaust.  Cleaning our Blackout exhaust with harsh solvents or abrasives will remove the coating and is not covered under warranty.

1. Remove the (4) bolts holding the rear heatshield, and remove the heatshield.(See Figure #1)

Slip On Exhaust Instructions - Figure 1

2. Disconnect the oxygen sensor from the vehicle’s wiring harness.

3. Remove the triangular rubber hangers from both sides of the exhaust hanger brackets.(See Figure #2)

Slip On Exhaust Instructions - Figure 2

Tip: Spray a small amount of lubricant such as a silicone spray between the holes in the rubber hanger and the pins to help them slide off the pins.

4. Remove the two bolts with springs from the exhaust flange.  Save these two springs, they will be used later during installation.

5. Remove the (6) allen head bolts from the exhaust hanger brackets and allow the silencer to hang on the brackets.

6. Support the right side of the silencer and remove the right side exhaust hanger bracket then carefully move the entire silencer to the left and completely remove it from the vehicle.

7. Inspect the round gasket on the head pipe.  If it is worn or damaged replace with a new OEM gasket.  (See Figure #3)

Slip On Exhaust Instructions - Figure 3


1. Using (2) of the original allen head bolts that secured the silencer to the exhaust hanger brackets secure one of the hanger brackets to the provided Talon Slip-On Exhaust Bracket using the provided (2) ¼” Flat Washers, and (2) M8x1.25 Nylock Nuts.

2. Lift the bracket onto the machine allowing it to hang from the mounting pin on the vehicle and install the other original exhaust hanger bracket using (2) of the original allen head bolts and the provided (2) ¼” Flat Washers, and (2) M8x1.25 Nylock Nuts.

Note: Pay attention to the orientation of the provided bracket.  It is possible to install it upside down which will not allow the HMF exhaust to properly mount.  Refer to the image below.(See Figure #4)

Slip On Exhaust Instructions - Figure 4

3. Reinstall the triangular rubber exhaust hangers on each side of the exhaust hanger brackets.

4. Transfer the oxygen sensor from the original exhaust to the HMF exhaust.  It is recommended to apply a small amount of anti-seize to the threads of the oxygen sensor to prevent the threads from galling.  

5. Carefully install the silencer and loosely begin securing it to the bracket using the provided (2) M8x1.25x20 Hex Bolts, (4) ¼” Flat Washers, and (2) M8x1.25 Nylock Nuts.  Do not tighten.(See Figure #5)

Slip On Exhaust Instructions - Figure 5

6. Align the inlet flange of the HMF exhaust with the round gasket on the original head pipe and secure it using the (2) original springs and the provided (2) M10x60 Shoulder M8 Bolts, and (2) 3/8” USS Washers.  Tighten until the threads bottom out on the head pipe’s flange.  Do not overtighten.(See Figure #6)

Slip On Exhaust Instructions - Figure 6

7. Inspect for proper alignment and clearance then tighten the silencer to the bracket.

8. Connect the oxygen sensor the vehicle’s wiring harness and make sure the wiring is not hanging down onto the exhaust.  

9. Wipe off any fingerprints or markings using a soft cloth and mild detergent such as soap and water or glass cleaner without ammonia.  Once the exhaust heat cycles any oils left on the exhaust may permanently imprint.

Final Notes

If you received a stainless steel exhaust without the Blackout coating it is normal for the pipes to change color as they heat cycle.  

The HMF Blackout exhaust will smoke and put out an odor for the first full heat cycle as the coating goes through its final curing process.  It is recommended to allow this process to happen in a well ventilated area.

All systems will produce a smoke out the end cap after a short initial heat cycle, this is the packing material bedding in and is completely normal.


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