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Horns
« on: June 26, 2016, 06:31:41 pm »
I purchased these horns but the only way they fit behind the fairing is with the opening facing forward.  They lasted thru the first rain storm.
https://www.amazon.com/FIAMM-74100-El-Grande-Horns/dp/B000DLBIGG

What are you guys using and where did you mount them?

I am thinking about mounting a waterproof pair on Buck's Light Bar bracket.

EDIT

For now, I am going to mount these horns on the brake portioning valve.  I converted to the 2 line system, so it's not used.  As long as I don't take any jumps, I don't think the forks will slide far enough that the outer would hit the horns.
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Re: Horns
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2016, 03:52:46 am »
I have a set of FIAMM Freeway Blasters, which I think are smaller than those.  I made some braket to mount them under the ends of the instrument panel inside the fairing.  That isn't the best location because the fairing blasts the sound right back in my face.  Also makes it tough to add wiring and other accessories in there.  But they wouldn't fit in the stock horn locations, either, so what are you gonna do?
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Re: Horns
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2016, 09:40:27 pm »
I am going to leave them under the brake valve for now.  If I get tired of the look I will try something else.
Haven't ridden the bike since putting them there, still have it torn apart for other work.

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Re: Horns
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2016, 10:06:08 pm »
Was talking with the now Famous Fais at the Nats. about horns and he told me about the horns on the 2016 H-D Sportsters. Claimed as loud or louder than his Piaa setup and only like $40. That's next on my list and actually the only thing left I could possibly have room for.
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Re: Horns
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2016, 11:16:03 pm »
Far/olds,
The horn is from the 2016 Sportster 1200. I put one on my KTM 690. It is L O U D !!!!   50$ is list price from the local HD dealer. Comes with a mounting bracket and some nuts/screws. Has a two wire hookup just like the C14. Caught the receptionist off guard when I told him I was there to buy a HD horn for a Kawasaki!
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Re: Horns
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2016, 09:22:24 pm »
You wouldn't by chance have the part # would ya? Reason I ask is they (HD) sell a "loud horn kit" for the Sportster and i'm wondering if it's the same horn. The loud horn they list is #69000007.
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Re: Horns
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2016, 01:06:11 am »
they (HD) sell a "loud horn kit" for the Sportster
But I thought loud pipes saved lives.   ;D
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Re: Horns
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2016, 10:18:38 am »
far,
It is the stock replacement horn. 49$ plus tax list price
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Re: Horns
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2016, 10:34:01 am »

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Re: Horns
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2016, 10:41:46 am »
kds,
That may work but it is NOT the one I have installed. So I have no idea how loud it really is. The one I mentioned comes with a side mounting bracket specifically for the 2016 Sportster 1200.  It is L O U D !!  and 20$ more   :-[
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Re: Horns
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2016, 10:46:33 am »
Is it a one or 2 horn package? Maybe that's why, besides it just being HD, it's $20 more?

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Re: Horns
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2016, 09:58:19 pm »
kds,
The '16 sportster only has one horn.
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Re: Horns
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2016, 01:41:57 pm »
I"m using Fiamm Freeway Blasters. I mounted them between the fork tubes utilizing the old front brake hose splitter mount. They aim forward and down at the base of the fairing. I left the stock horns in place, hooked up. The Fiamms get power from from an aux circuit feed using a relay activated by the stock horns. When I turn the key on, only the stockers sound off. I have to have hit the starter button for the aux panel to work.


 I do have to pretty much remove them to change out the headlight bulb which hopefully now with an LED in place will be a while.
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Re: Horns
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2016, 12:50:07 pm »
I have a set of the FIAMM Freeway blasters on my Z1000, which I like, but I'm Considering Hella Supertones or Sharptones for the Concours, since I think they'll fit in the stock spot with only a little modification..

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Re: Horns
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2016, 01:43:10 pm »
I replaced the stock horn with this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000DN7T3A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I would estimate 20-25% louder than stock and with a much reduced cartoonish "meep-meep". Cheap ($9 bucks) and easily installed in the stock location.

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Re: Horns
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2016, 01:23:14 pm »
Thanks NYbiomed, that sounds  :rotflmao: like a winner!

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Re: Horns
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2016, 10:30:00 pm »
I put a Fiaam Freeway Blaster low tone on my Versys, seems pretty loud. Louder than the meep-meep that came with it. The Concours has a Stebel air horn with Murph's horn wiring kit mounted with a custom bracket under the right side panel. Loud enough without the fairing throwing the sound back at me.  Bright colors save lives.    :great:
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Re: Horns
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2016, 02:33:33 pm »
I am going to leave them under the brake valve for now.  If I get tired of the look I will try something else.
Haven't ridden the bike since putting them there, still have it torn apart for other work.
Update:
They hit the fork brace on hard braking.  May need to regroup.

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Re: Horns
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2016, 10:01:55 pm »
I mounted this air horn where the overflow tank went Moved the tank behind the battery
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Re: Horns
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2016, 08:38:23 pm »
I am going to leave them under the brake valve for now.  If I get tired of the look I will try something else.
Haven't ridden the bike since putting them there, still have it torn apart for other work.
Update:
They hit the fork brace on hard braking.  May need to regroup.

Late on this but have been busy wearing out me KLR in the Colo wilderness. I have the Freeway blasters mounted at where the brake splitter usta be, as mentioned above. What I did not mention is that I used the included mounting straps to raise the horns up into the fairing. No fender issues but a real treat trying to change headlight bulb. I find it easiest to remove the horns before trying to change that bulb. Went to Evitek LED, so hopefully no longer an issue.
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Re: Horns
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2016, 02:12:37 pm »
I'm using a Stebel Nautilus and it is LOUD!!!!!! Their website claims 139db and I'm guessing that's pretty accurate. I had a woman try to come into my lane on the hightway. I was next to her and she had her window down. I hit the horn and she just about jumped out of her skin. The only place I could get it mounted on my C10 was next to the battery box. The horn is so loud, I don't think it really matters where it's mounted. One advantage to where it's at is it's under the side panel to it's protected from rain.

One thing kinda cluggie is the wiring harness (sold separately) comes with a 10amp fuse. Myself and others who have this horn have complained it consistently blows the fuse. The standard fix seems to be put in a 15amp fuse. I did and hasn't blow since and no melted wires or burned out relay.

So other than that, I highly recommend this horn.
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Re: Horns
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2017, 09:14:06 pm »
How did you get the Stebel  mounted?  It fits in the spot OK but I couldn't come up with a way to mount it turned down like the directions without welding a tab.

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Re: Horns
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2017, 04:52:33 pm »
I mounted mine under the right side panel. Be creative, Use the tab on the rear fender and drill a hole in the battery box using a round head bolt to mount. I think you could toss the Stebel into your Givi tail trunk and it would still get cager's attention. Get Murph's horn wiring kit too.      :great:
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Re: Horns
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2017, 01:18:55 am »
On my C10, I had mounted a Wolo Bad Boy. I split the compressor from the trumpets. I mounted the trumpets using the old brake manifold that is above the radiator, and mounted the compressor on the right side of the fairing. The installation wasn't pretty, but it held for years, and even my "event" last fall.
Revzilla sells a Denali airhorn horn that is already "split" but I don't know how loud it is:
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/denali-soundbomb-split-dual-tone-air-horn

This may be the best option. It may be possible to mount the trumpets where the stock horn is located, and then mount the compressor in the right side of the fairing, nicely tucked out of sight.