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post #1 of 28 Old 06-30-2011, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Stebel Horn install

I received my Stebel Horn kit from PWD yesterday and installed it. It was surprisingly easy. Just took about two hours because I was fishing the cords through and wanted to loop the cords that connected to the stock wires to go around the stick horn to left them up a little more. (Big hands, little space and warm engine didn’t help) Once done it works fine, I feel it’s a little low (but I didn't lay on the horn button… just tapped it a few times).
My question is I have the air tub zip tied a few wires next to the fuses (I think this is safe.) But where did you attach the relay. All the pictures show it attached to the plastic under seat holder but that would be for non-ABS models. The area for me has ABS fuses there. Right now I have the relay zip tied to the strap holding the battery down until I find a better spot.

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I put the Stebel horn relay where the old horn was but I have two relays under the seat. One is for a fuse block and the other is for the brake light connection to cancel the cruise control so there are places to put relays in the area. One is bolted to the front of the tray on the right in the picture (the left side of the bike. The other is to the left of the box labeled FUSE in the pic. It just has the mounting plate sitting in an appropriate space and stays in place nicely. There are two light blue 90 degree connectors easily visible on that relay.


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Mine's velcro'ed to the inside of the left cowling, but I wired my own, so your kit may or may not facilitate that. That's also where I ran my intake hose, because that's where I found the least evidence of dust incursion. Under the seat is definitely not a dust-free location, in my experience.
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Under the seat is definitely not a dust-free location, in my experience.
My pic is proof.

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My pic is proof.
Looks worse'n mine, actually (which is saying a lot).
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That's also where I ran my intake hose, because that's where I found the least evidence of dust incursion.
Oh, and at the risk of revealing my anal retentive tendencies again, I also zip-tied a swatch of pantyhose over the end of the tubing. This is to keep out spiders, which routinely set up shop on my bike. I'd hate to suck their tender little bodies up into the compressor and ruin a perfectly good horn.
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Mine's velcro'ed to the inside of the left cowling, but I wired my own, so your kit may or may not facilitate that. That's also where I ran my intake hose, because that's where I found the least evidence of dust incursion. Under the seat is definitely not a dust-free location, in my experience.
Sounds like I need to do some re-hosing!!!

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Where did you mount the actual horn? I just got a Stebel Air Cannon. My Wee has SWMotech guards and skid pan and I don't see too many spaces for mounting the horn within the various frames, pipes, hoses and motor surfaces. Any suggestions? Thanx
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Where did you mount the actual horn? I just got a Stebel Air Cannon. My Wee has SWMotech guards and skid pan and I don't see too many spaces for mounting the horn within the various frames, pipes, hoses and motor surfaces. Any suggestions? Thanx
The PWD stebel kit mounts on the left side of the engine:

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The PWD stebel kit mounts on the left side of the engine:
The Pat Walsh kit does work with the old-style SW Motech bar; I have both. I don't yet have a skid plate, but I can't see how that would interfere.
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