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...horn upgrade suggestions?
Written by attitudehats on 4/30/2010 at 04:48 am

Many thanks to everyone!

...as to the stebel compact hhorn...how tight a fit is this horn in the old
space?...you do any tricks to get it in there? ...do I have to run that horn off
the battery, or can I attach those wires to the aux plug?...I'm already running
the '+' hotwire mod from the R/R to the battery terminal, and I don't want to
screw things up since I got things finally running right ;-)

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "douglasvanb" <douglas.vanbossuyt@...> wrote:
>
> There are two options that I know of that are both relatively painless. They
both do require a tiny bit of work though.
>
> 1) Add a low-tone horn to the empty mounting bracket. Somewhere in the files
or links there is a description of how to do it and the part number to order (or
maybe that was a recent post here...)
>
> 2) Buy a Stebel Nautilus Compact Motorcycle Airhorn (amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/Stebel-Nautilus-Compact-Motorcycle-Horn/dp/B000NPRTII )
and install it either in parallel or as the only horn for your bike. There is a
PDF in the files section with a good install guide.
>
> I just installed a Stebel horn on my bike over the weekend. My first "victim"
came along just as I was cleaning up my tools. One of the guys that lives in my
house asked me what I was doing. I told him to push the horn button to find
out. He nearly jumped out of his skin when that little air horn sounded. I
suppose that prank is a modification on the age-old "pull my finger" prank.
>
> The low tone horn is the easier installation (less wires) but I don't think it
will get as much attention as the more complex (you have to run a few wires and
such. Not that hard if I can do it though!) and very LOUD Stebel option.
>
> Now if only our bikes had more power, I'd put some trumpets off of a semi
truck on my bike. :-)
>
>
> Does anyone know of other options? I'd love to get together a list of
possibilities for my links page.
>
> --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "attitudehats" <MarkoSterling@> wrote:
> >
> >
> > today I had a close call in rush hour traffic, when this lady just decided
to merge into my lane. I quickly decided to avoid everything, and safely backed
off also pulling to the side away from her.
> >
> > so, for the rest of the commute, I pondered this PC's anemic wheezy oem
horn.
> >
> > so I have to ask the group brain trust here for suggestions with upgrading
the horn. I'd prefer something that is pretty much a drop in replacement if
possible.
> >
> > any better alternatives/upgrades out there?
> >
> > thanks
> >
> > Mark 89PC/34k
> > "the Flying Nun"
> >
>

Message Thread for message #92718

attitudehats
4/28/2010, 04:28 am
...horn upgrade suggestions?
today I had a close call in rush hour traffic, when this lady just decided to merge into my lane. I quickly decided to avoid everything, and safely backed off also pulling to the side away from her. so, for the rest of the commute, I

    ascterransin
    4/28/2010, 04:58 am
    ...horn upgrade suggestions?
    Among other things, I'm in the process of installing a pair of Hella TE16 twin tone horns: http://www.casporttouring.com/cst/motorcycle/new/007424801.html They com

    douglasvanb
    4/28/2010, 05:01 am
    ...horn upgrade suggestions?
    There are two options that I know of that are both relatively painless. They both do require a tiny bit of work though. 1) Add a low-tone horn to the empty mounting bracket. Somewhere in the files or links there is a description of how to

      davidfuller17
      4/28/2010, 11:35 am
      ...horn upgrade suggestions?
      I've got TWO Stebel Nautilus horns: one on my car, and one sitting on my workbench waiting for the day I mount it on my PC. I can tell you that the one on my car works really well. Very loud, and easy enough to wire in. When I use it peop

      attitudehats
      4/30/2010, 04:48 am
      ...horn upgrade suggestions?
      Many thanks to everyone! ...as to the stebel compact hhorn...how tight a fit is this horn in the old space?...you do any tricks to get it in there? ...do I have to run that horn off the battery, or can I attach those wires to the aux plug

        douglasvanb
        4/30/2010, 05:45 am
        ...horn upgrade suggestions?
        I don't think there is enough room in the stock horn location. I put mine in the area where the water hose exits the radiator and goes to the water pump. I ended up separating the horn into two pieces and located the pump a short distance awa

        eegah_yai
        4/30/2010, 05:47 am
        ...horn upgrade suggestions?
        the Stebel won't fit in place of the stock horn without problems. Believe me, I tried. Even took off the front forks twice to change the fork fluid to make the forks stiffer so the horn would stop tapping the front fender. It stopped, after c

    pgboyd
    4/28/2010, 10:35 am
    ...horn upgrade suggestions?
    It's funny how different your perspective can be. I have a Kawasaki police bike also and the first time I hit the horn on the PC I was amazed at how loud it was in comparison! I guess on the police bikes if you needed the horn you just blippe

      douglasvanb
      4/28/2010, 03:12 pm
      ...horn upgrade suggestions?
      I agree that generally if you have enough time to use the horn in most car vs motorcycle situations, you have enough time to get out of the way. Certainly if there's enough time for a one-fingered salute, there's enough time to back off. How

    waynedoenges
    4/28/2010, 11:45 am
    ...horn upgrade suggestions?
    --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "attitudehats" <MarkoSterling@...> wrote: > > > today I had

    mikeyb_houtex
    4/28/2010, 01:57 pm
    ...horn upgrade suggestions?
    I'll be putting these on mine:

    gamick08
    4/28/2010, 02:01 pm
    ...horn upgrade suggestions?
    Try the FIAMM compact high-performance series "El Grande" horns. They're a very compact unit w/ good tone and air horn like volume. Usually available thru Amazon.com Just got back from 7 days in the TX Hill Country where I used them

    lcshepp
    4/28/2010, 05:15 pm
    ...horn upgrade suggestions?
    Hi Douglas, > Now if only our bikes had more power, I'd put some trumpets off of a > semi truck on my bike. :-) > > Does anyone know of other options? I'd love to get together a list of > possibilities for my links pa

      nataharli
      4/28/2010, 11:36 pm
      ...horn upgrade suggestions?
      Hi, Leland and Doug... The air horns I have on Nataharli are WOLO brand. They were $19 at a local discount auto parts store. They do indeed have two trumpets, but they're only something like four and five inches long. The compresso

    pcnz2004
    4/28/2010, 08:22 pm
    ...horn upgrade suggestions?
    Hi Mark I have fitted an extra horn to my '89 to the spare mounting hole beside the existing horn. I don't think you can be too visible / noticable when riding .... and a loud horn is very useful for scaring wandering sheep off the road here

    jawats350
    4/29/2010, 03:01 am
    ...horn upgrade suggestions?
    I have yet to upgrade my PC horns but I have put another set on my Jawa. They are just an ordinary set off a Honda Accord & boy do people take notice when they try to move into my lane etc. Cheers Bryan (NZ) --- In