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post #1 of 23 Old 02-27-2012, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Horn Upgrade?

Has anyone upgraded their horn? How easy was it to install? Any recommendations for brands? Thanks!
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post #2 of 23 Old 02-27-2012, 05:57 PM
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A relay is recommended. Run new power to the relay with a fuse in the positive wire (always run the negative wire back to the battery on our bikes with aluminum and steel frames). Trigger the relay off the power to the stock horn. Use a pair of FIAMM Freeway Blaster horns or a Stebel Nautilus air horn (I used a Stebel on the left side and a lo-tone Freeway Blaster on the right, wired together).

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Easy to do. PWD has a kit for the storms. Think Gary just finished
the 1K kit. Should have everything you need.

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Easy to do. PWD has a kit for the storms. Think Gary just finished
the 1K kit. Should have everything you need.
Please elaborate who is this Gary? where is PWD?
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Easy to do. PWD has a kit for the storms. Think Gary just finished
the 1K kit. Should have everything you need.
I'd be interested in this, but i don't see the 1k kit on his site.

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Just speaking as a satisfied PWD customer.... Gary is wonderful to work with. I do not think he has a dl1000 mounting kit.

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Please elaborate who is this Gary? where is PWD?
Sorry about that. http://www.stromtrooper.com/29031-pa...h-designs.html , Gary is also a Forum Sponser.

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post #9 of 23 Old 02-27-2012, 10:06 PM
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To clarify what Andreas mentioned, I currently provide a plug-n-play Stebel horn kit for the DL650.

I have just recently completed a prototype for the DL1000. I am currently having components fabricated, but the DL1000 kit is not quite ready for sale. I hope to have kits available in 2-3 weeks. As with the DL650 kit, there will be a discount for Stromtrooper members when it's available. Please feel free to email me directly if you have any specific questions.



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Stebel seems to have the most popular air horns. I had one in one of my previous bikes which sold me on it so I bought one for my V-Strom. The horn itself isn't very expensive at all, I think it comes in at under $40. But it comes with just the horn and one bolt and nut for mounting. Where you mount to or what you mount with is your prerogative.

Different companies sell different mounting and wiring options. Mounting options can easily be fabricated from parts from your local hardware store if you are crafty. And the wiring isn't difficult if you understand the basics of electricals, but be warned that the manual/schematic included with the Stebel horn is small and hard to read. Luckily there are plenty of online guides.

I wired mine up on my own and it just took a bit of patience to figure out where to plug things into and it worked the first time I tested it out, no issues

Eastern Beaver and a few other sell wiring kits if that's not your thing.

And if you want pure simplicity when it comes to the install, definitely contact Gary from PWD. I've recently bought some farkles from him and am one of his many satisfied customers

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