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I hate the stock meep meep horns so my quick project for today was replacing it with a Wolo Loud One low tone horn. Not to shabby for $12. I used the bracket that came with it because the mounting screw is larger than the stock one. I will probably end up changing the mount slightly so the horn will be able to point down instead of left. But for now it’s fine.
https://youtu.be/RBMnaF5ZOc4
 

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Despite the negative reviews around, I've had 139dB Stebel Compact Nautilus air horns on several bikes without a single issue.
https://www.stebel-usa.com/
Sold in either black or chromed, a relay is recommended to preserve the stock horn button contacts.
Denali sells a similarly priced and featured horn they call their 120dB SoundBomb. SoundBomb Horns - DENALI Motorcycle Electronics

Here's a Stebel mounted on my girlfriend's V-Star 950.
I used a stainless steel U-clamp to affix the mounting bracket to the frame downtube.
That put it out of the airflow to the cylinder and away from the exhaust pipe to avoid radiant heat from melting the plastic horn parts.
To limit scratches, I wrapped the contact area with electrical tape and the setup's been doing perfect for nearly 5 years now. =)
 

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Tell me more......bike electrics are one of many areas I am deficient in?!
Ben
The stock horn's pretty small and it's current draw is likely less than a louder aftermarket horn or pair of horns. The metal contacts in the handlebar switch may be up to the task of carrying the extra load on a bigger horn. Thing is, if one is wrong about that, the fix can be quite expensive. MSRP for the left side switch is about $145USD.

A safer bet is to let a heavy duty relay carry the load. I like to wire them as follows: Use the original horn wires and connectors to fire the relay. The tiny load of the electromagnet coil inside a Bosch type relay won't bother the horn switch at all. Running power straight off the battery through a fuse to the supply side of the relay and the output to the new horns completes the setup once the horn(s) ground is taken care of.

Need to sound the horn? Press the button, the relay is energized, closes the internal contacts there and things get loud.
If the relay wears out, it's a <$10 fix vs. a new handlebar switch.
A good horn set will come with at least a 20A relay. 30A fog light relays work nicely and inexpensively, too.

Hope that helps and wasn't too long-winded!
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Come on! Give us a proper blast! Ideally, with some unsuspecting pedestrians nearby....!! :wink2:>:)
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There were, in fact, unsuspecting pedestrians. The voices you hear in the background would be theirs. The video ending abruptly after I honked hides the fact that they very suddenly went quiet and gave me dirty looks.
 

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There were, in fact, unsuspecting pedestrians. The voices you hear in the background would be theirs. The video ending abruptly after I honked hides the fact that they very suddenly went quiet and gave me dirty looks.
I’d have done it again then. >:)
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HUGE WARNING when installing a Denali/Wolo/Stebel horn.

Do NOT try and test it by straight wiring it to a spare 12V battery.

In the kitchen.
At 1am.
With the horn in your lap.
In an apartment building.

Not that I would know anything about doing that personally. ;-)
 

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HUGE WARNING when installing a Denali/Wolo/Stebel horn.

Do NOT try and test it by straight wiring it to a spare 12V battery.

In the kitchen.
At 1am.
With the horn in your lap.
In an apartment building.

Not that I would know anything about doing that personally. ;-)

Hahaha! I’m probably putting on a PIAA horn this weekend. Your warning is duly noted!
 

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HUGE WARNING when installing a Denali/Wolo/Stebel horn.

Do NOT try and test it by straight wiring it to a spare 12V battery.

In the kitchen.
At 1am.
With the horn in your lap.
In an apartment building.

Not that I would know anything about doing that personally. ;-)
Good Lord, Eddie! I tested my new horn in the garage and I can't imagine setting her off in your apartment!!
 

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Good Lord, Eddie! I tested my new horn in the garage and I can't imagine setting her off in your apartment!!
There is no way I'm riding with a wimpy beeper when you guys have all mounted Big Honkers.
Just ordered the Denali SuperBomb Compact Dual Tone Air Horn with the wire harness and SCR mounting bracket.
That's one quick way to blow a C-note......:nerd:
 
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