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Offline mellow yellow

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wolo 419 air horn
« on: March 18, 2012, 11:53:48 am »
well a couple of days ago finally was able to install the horn upgrade on my bike. purchased a wolo 419 airhorn from amazon.com which came out to $26 because of a discount with free shipping. looks simular to the stebel airhorn. perused a few sites including youtube to get an idea how people mounted their airhorns. some explained how they separated their horns from the compressor so that they could mount it in a dfferent location. the horn has a little bit of heft to them and they are bulky because the compressor and horn are incorporated into one unit. I separated my unit because initially I wanted to mount the horn somewhere near my front cowling. I never got to do this since I couldn't get the vnyl tubing to stay on the small plastic appendage on the horn part. on one of the sites, it mentioned using a 5/16th barb fitting, but hdepot and my local hardware store didn't have any. I even used J-B weld on it which didn't work. so I ended up putting the horn back together. the only place that I could find was behind the right side panel which had just enough room. at first I wasn't sure how loud the horn would be since it was covered by the side panel, so to be on the safe side I reconnected the stock horn that I had disconnected to the other horn. now I have three horns on the bike. yesterday I had a fellow worker who rides a c14 who I gave info about this forum to who's now a COG member a test of my horns. he was standing about a foot away and said that he could feel the vibration from the airhorn.
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Re: wolo 419 air horn
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 01:29:43 am »
Went through similar experience... I actually thought that the Wolo and Stebel were the same horn, learned otherwise. They look so much alike in photos.
I was trying to mount on the lower triple-tree. I installed the 2-line SS brakes lines, removed the splitter block, and was going to install on these two tapped holes... no way it would fit.
I ended up installing Wolo's "Maxi Sound" set (catchy name huh?). O took the red covers off (less room required), made some simple brackets and they fit fairly well down there. The trumpets are pointing down slightly to the front, and they are pretty loud. I took photos and will be posting soon. I could have fit them under the fairing, but I was trying to get the sound going forward, and as much away from me as possible.
The air horn is louder, so I expect your install will work well, as commented by your friend. Well done!
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Re: wolo 419 air horn
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 08:12:40 pm »
I mounted the Stebel with a homemade bracket to the lower triple in the two holes from the splitter and it has worked out great for the last three years.
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Re: wolo 419 air horn
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 12:49:38 am »
Joe,
Is the Stebel smaller than the Wolo?
I could not figure out how to locate it down there and gave up.

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Re: wolo 419 air horn
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 02:18:12 am »
Turbojoe.  A couple of pics would be nice.
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Re: wolo 419 air horn
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2012, 12:06:05 am »
I think I have a couple of pictures at home ... I'll try to get them.

P.S.  my horn is not working right now, went to check it out and found the relay in the wiring kit had got water in it and rusted up ... note to self ... mount next relay to hang so water will not fill it up.
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Re: wolo 419 air horn
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2012, 03:17:17 am »
Turbojoe.  A couple of pics would be nice.


Might look something like this

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Re: wolo 419 air horn
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2012, 06:51:00 pm »
Turbojoe.  A couple of pics would be nice.

Here are some 
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Re: wolo 419 air horn
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2012, 01:12:47 am »
Joe,
you're making me feel like a dunce :-[
I think I gave up to easily. It looks like the Wolo I have and Stebel are almost exactly the same size but I "couldn't" fit in the same location you did. Are you able to get full steering lock both ways without it hitting anything under there?

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Re: wolo 419 air horn
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2012, 01:41:58 am »
Ya, I can go lock to lock without it hitting, but it's really close.  I have some pictures looking down from the top that shows how close the bracket I made keeps the horn to the bottom triple where the splitter was.

I'll try to post those pictures tomorrow.
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Re: wolo 419 air horn
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2012, 07:04:23 pm »
Pictures from the top

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Re: wolo 419 air horn
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2012, 01:03:33 am »
Wow!! Shoehorned them in...
Thanks for the pics. I may hang on to the Wolo airhorns and try again next winter.
The "Maxi Sound" pair I installed are pretty loud, but I love the sound of air horns, and it would be worth the extra work. After all, all the electrical work is done, so I just have to mount them.
Jorge