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Horn Upgrade #55062
06/12/07 4:09 pm
06/12/07 4:09 pm
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I am interested in upgrading to a louder horn. The little beep from the Lucas unit doesn't give me much confidence anymore. Any suggestions?
Steve in Ohio



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Re: Horn Upgrade #55063
06/12/07 5:05 pm
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Most suppliers sell universal replacements. JC whitney has one for around twenty bucks. Chrome face too! Sittin' fat!


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Re: Horn Upgrade #55064
06/12/07 6:44 pm
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I've often thought of putting an airhorn on mine. I figured it would turn quite a few heads.


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Re: Horn Upgrade #55065
06/12/07 8:00 pm
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If you get a squeeze bulb horn that's loud enough it will pass inspection in Jersey.


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Re: Horn Upgrade #55066
06/12/07 10:56 pm
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Hi Steve,

Pair of electric Fiamms. On the T100, I've mounted one off each of the fuel tank front mounting studs (extended) with the relay on the old horn frame bracket under the tank. On the T160's, I use the spare frame lug above the oil cooler mounting for a stud that takes one horn on each side.

PM me if you want more details, stud dimensions, etc., etc.

Hth.

Regards,

Re: Horn Upgrade #55067
06/14/07 11:06 pm
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An open face helmet has advantages in that you can inform car drivers cerbally exactly what you think of their lack of driving skills but really the answer is a set of those twin Maserati air horns that were fitted to the BSA police bikes flogged to Saudia Arabia and quickly thrown by the Saudis into big piles in the desert....the button allow the twin dar -dur of our olde police horns or a single note when the fuzz are around. A quick very loud dar-dur up some sleeping car drivers arse does wonders for their anal retention!!!
The idea of horns was to warn people..the British motorcycle and car industry thought it was to wake the operator up. The Italians thought they wrere musical instruments...LOUD ones............The Italians got it correct but those ex BSA ones need at least one HP to carry the compressor around!!

Re: Horn Upgrade #55068
06/15/07 7:00 pm
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A buddy showed me a little air horn at Harbor Freight. He had one on his car. The reason I bring this up is it is a high quality air horn but it has been minaturized with a small compressor and the horns wrapped around the compressor so it is a compact package. My first thought was, "Finally an air horn that will fit a bike."

Tom Graham

Re: Horn Upgrade #55069
06/16/07 7:41 pm
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....try the 'Stebel' website... VERY loud and compact airhorns(17quid at Halfords in the UK)Cheers,6T beerchug


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Re: Horn Upgrade #55070
06/16/07 7:42 pm
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..thats the 'Nautilus' item...6T :rolleyes:


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Re: Horn Upgrade #55071
06/17/07 9:12 am
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:p I did set up a small pair of air horns on my Norton a very long time ago. The dual Hi-Low horns are mounted to my left dowtube and the mini compressor is mounted to the front of my battery tray. Yes, it does turn heads, gets noticed even in loud traffic and looks good too. bigt

Re: Horn Upgrade #55072
06/17/07 2:55 pm
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Harbor Freight ones must be http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=94117 dimensions of 4-1/2x4-1/2x2-1/2? I'll have to go to Harbor Freight today and see if they have them at the store.

Dave

Re: Horn Upgrade #55073
06/17/07 4:10 pm
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guys, look at the specs!.. the harbor freight bad boy is $45(chrome accents), the Stebel is $40(black).
the bad boy 119db, stebel 139(!)db. 119 is loud. 139 is L O U D as in hearing damage range, remember the db scale is log, not linear. Not to mention that the stebel claims to be rated for motorcycle vibration.
Though if you look, other than trim details and output, they appear to be the same unit.
Twistedthrottle has a good writeup

Re: Horn Upgrade #55074
06/17/07 4:28 pm
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a guy on eBay has them for $31 + $10 shipping
http://motors.search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZkalpi636

Re: Horn Upgrade #55075
06/21/07 2:59 am
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Stebel horn just came in. going to take a bit of metalwork to fabricate a bracket, but i touched it to the battery and the whole house ran out to the garage to see what dad blew up.
I had tried it off a 10amp battery charger and barely got a squeak, so it wants some amperage, but give it power and it is impressive. Can't wait to pull up behind some harley rider poking along at 45 in a 50 zone.....

Re: Horn Upgrade #55076
06/23/07 2:53 am
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all done. looks pretty inconspicuous tucked up close behind the down tubes and close under the tank.
How loud is it? in my 2-car garage, a blast ALMOST causes ear pain. It can be heard loudly throughout the house.
Now to find some blond in a convertable talking on her cell phone who hasn't noticed the light has turned green....
The fun has just begun

Re: Horn Upgrade #55077
06/23/07 4:41 am
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Welcome to the Air Horn Club laugh

Re: Horn Upgrade #55078
06/23/07 1:58 pm
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Thanks for the welcome. Do we have club jackets and handshakes, or just dues? (:>

really, i can't believe how many hears i rode yelling "BEEP" because it was louder than my horn.

Re: Horn Upgrade #55079
06/23/07 3:49 pm
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Every time you see a cage driver in state of shock you will wear a big grin, thats the badge laugh .

Re: Horn Upgrade #55080
06/23/07 5:22 pm
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I had a set of Fiamms on my Laverda that would wake the dead.


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