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Offline MAN OF BLUES

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Re: Horn upgrade
« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2018, 06:55:01 pm »
Ted's horns




Ted, From this picture, it looks like the horns are pointed forward. If so, aren't you concerned about water entering into the horn assembly?


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You and I think the same Nicole... :great:
Now you will make Ted get all red faced, and when he's done kicking driveway gravel, and cools off, he will have to come back and save face by saying:

It never rains when I ride..
I did it on purpose, because they are louder that way.
Its called forced air cooling, so my horns stay cooler that way...
My bike is soo fast, I need that increased drag scoop effect to slow down...
I plumbed mini hoses from them, up and into my ram air ducts, increasing my horsepower by .018%....
Jeepers Nicole, your picking on me...
What the...doh....I didn't do that....

Ok, ya got me... now I have to spend 6 hours reversing them.... >:(

Or some such combination of the above comments.... :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :nananana: :nananana:

Good catch girl, I was just about to ask the same question, but ya beat me to it..... ;)
Ride safe,

Ted.... get to work.... >:D

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Re: Horn upgrade
« Reply #51 on: June 03, 2018, 07:49:02 pm »
Rich, your response was great. You definitely made me laugh.

I caught this as I had spent a lot of time with fitting the horns properly when I made my horn kits, and water was a concern for me.

Ted might not ride in the rain, but I am sure he will trailer it in the rain.

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Re: Horn upgrade
« Reply #52 on: June 03, 2018, 08:56:58 pm »
Rich, your response was great. You definitely made me laugh.

I caught this as I had spent a lot of time with fitting the horns properly when I made my horn kits, and water was a concern for me.

Ted might not ride in the rain, but I am sure he will trailer it in the rain.

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Oh, how cruel we are.... we are soooo bad....... :rotflmao:
Its a good thing we all like each other,  :beerchug:
I did toss that up because I knew it would make you chuckle.... :D
Hope your feeling better, and can get some riding in

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Re: Horn upgrade
« Reply #53 on: June 04, 2018, 01:40:27 am »
The electrical part of the horn is on top, not in the back...
I've mounted horns in this manner/pointing forward {on multiple bikes} for years.
         Never had a water problem.. "NEVER"...
When trailering, the truck blocks the water from the horns, and I seldom blow them when trailering..
When riding, I go so fast that nothing hits them but water "vapor".. {ok, so it's a small lie}

"AND": It IS louder if you point the horn's towards the front...


"But", I admit it, I did have to move the horns.  :truce:
  At full lock, the *&^% wire touched the radiator cover and shorted the wire.
  Horns now point 45* from straight forward.
    NOTE: To make you happy, I drilled small hole in the back/bottom of each horn...
               Are ya happy now?

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Horn upgrade
« Reply #54 on: June 04, 2018, 05:19:45 pm »
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Re: Horn upgrade
« Reply #55 on: June 05, 2018, 12:19:16 pm »
I used the Denali soundbomd mini electromagnetic horn 5 amp draw and 113 decibels claimed, just plug and play.

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Re: Horn upgrade
« Reply #56 on: June 07, 2018, 05:08:50 pm »
Just an FYI, I installed the Slimline 400/500

I love the sound of those compared to the 500/600

Sound like a truck now :)

follow up.

The Slimlines ar 400/500 vs. the full size of 500/600

anyone hear the difference? I like how this 500/600 sounds I can only assume the 400/500 would give me more base  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: Horn upgrade
« Reply #57 on: June 07, 2018, 05:20:35 pm »
I used the Denali soundbomd mini electromagnetic horn 5 amp draw and 113 decibels claimed, just plug and play.
Do you have a link to those?

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Re: Horn upgrade
« Reply #58 on: June 07, 2018, 05:33:32 pm »
Here is 1 on Ebay.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/DENALI-SoundBomb-Mini-Electromagnetic-Low-Tone-Motorcycle-Horn/273230579995?epid=556618624&hash=item3f9dcfc91b:g:frUAAOSwiMRbFopb&vxp=mtr

  I'm not knocking what he installed. His choice will "definitely" sound better than the stock.
    What is missing is that he installed 1 horn.
     Any of the horns that have been mentioned in the discussions will be ok if you only use 1.
  2 horns {with 2 different frequencies} are more distinct/louder,,  and 2 horns require the addition of a relay.

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Re: Horn upgrade
« Reply #59 on: June 08, 2018, 11:35:50 am »
The link Ted put is the one I got. Got mine from Revzilla same price,  they have a warehouse in Vegas, FTB since you are in the SW also order from them and will probably have the next day, I have done this more than once with them.
The reason I went this way is I hate electrical wiring! 
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Re: Horn upgrade
« Reply #60 on: June 08, 2018, 12:18:33 pm »
I hear ya GS!
My biggest gripe is getting the horns to fit in the tight area above the fender.
I got mine to fit, but thinking I'll move mine to another location after the National.

To those interested in wiring in a relay, Wolverine found this.
Seems like an EZ way to add a relay.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XM107FC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Horn upgrade
« Reply #61 on: June 08, 2018, 12:29:24 pm »
I used two slimline PIAA.. yesterday I bolted them side by side and then mounted them in the location you see, not as loud if I had them outside the fairing but very loud...




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Re: Horn upgrade
« Reply #62 on: June 12, 2018, 02:58:31 pm »
Hello! I bought a set of your horns (Honkers) back in 16’ and I would love to buy another pair if you do in fact produce more.
I absolutely love mine and I want a pair for my brothers C14, he has massive horn envy😎

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Re: Horn upgrade
« Reply #63 on: June 12, 2018, 07:41:58 pm »
The link Ted put is the one I got. Got mine from Revzilla same price,  they have a warehouse in Vegas, FTB since you are in the SW also order from them and will probably have the next day, I have done this more than once with them.
The reason I went this way is I hate electrical wiring!

Me too! I have a set of horns and wiring harness, it’s been in my cabinet for a few months!

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Re: Horn upgrade
« Reply #64 on: June 13, 2018, 02:15:09 am »
Same here- for about a year.

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Re: Horn upgrade
« Reply #65 on: June 18, 2018, 05:09:57 pm »
Just got home from the COG National in Kerrville.
While there, I put on the C-14 discussion and showed them how loud the Piaa's were.
   I think everyone was impressed by my new Honkers...    :sign0137:

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Re: Horn upgrade
« Reply #66 on: June 18, 2018, 08:02:56 pm »
The PIAA slims are really loud. I installed mine on Saturday inside the left fairing and I can say I am happy to have a helmet over my head when they go off. I can only imagine how loud the Stebel type horns must be.
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Re: Horn upgrade
« Reply #67 on: June 19, 2018, 01:10:03 pm »
The Piaa's are louder than a Stebel.
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