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post #1 of 23 Old 04-25-2014, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Loud horn

Has anyone come up with an alternative to the stock horn? These stock motorcycle horns are downright dangerous. Installation location?
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post #2 of 23 Old 04-25-2014, 08:09 PM
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I have this. It is loud. I like it. PW is a nice company to do business with and they can hook you up with a 1000 or 650 mounting kit.

PWD Pat Walsh Designs Stebel Horn Kit for V-Strom DL1000

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I'm looking at mounting dual Freeway Blasters (Hi & Lo) in the stock underbeak location. Looks like there's room enough. Just a question of bracketry. I haven't yet seen a good mounting location for a Stebel Nautilus.



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[QUOTE=Stoopy;2184114]I'm looking at mounting dual Freeway Blasters (Hi & Lo) in the stock underbeak location. Looks like there's room enough. Just a question of bracketry. I haven't yet seen a good mounting location for a Stebel Nautilus.


Just installed the stebel nautilus on my 12' 1k. Sounds great, and the kit mentioned above works perfectly.

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Just installed the stebel nautilus on my 12' 1k. Sounds great, and the kit mentioned above works perfectly.
Thanks. I too have installed a Stebel Nautilus on my prior-year V-Strom and there doesn't seem to be as much space in the new cowling design to accommodate the same mounting options. Specifically within the cowl area, it's a lot tighter. So on the Vee2, and underbeak mounting option makes the most sense to me - it's where the stock puny horn is, it will be more audible there, with the downside that it will be more exposed to elements, which the Stebel and Wolo air horn designs don't deal with very well. So mounting two FIAMM or PIAA Hi/Lo horns there, with a relay of course, should work well if I can fashioned a suitable bracket to tuck them in sufficiently.

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I have a Stebel on my current bike and it is way loud and was pretty easy to install.
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I use a Stebel horn and I like it, nice and loud.

But I just had a problem with it that I did not expect. This was all my fault but it caused the horn to fail to work when I needed it and this is something any high current horn setup could have.

When riding to work last week I hit the horn and nothing happened. When I got to work I checked out the fuse and connections and everything looked fine. Once I got home I got the volt meter out and started checking everything out. I found that the relay had failed after only a year, replacing it fixed the problem.

I thought this was odd, I have two other bikes with the same setup and they have worked for years without a problem. Investigating the relay I found that relay had corroded inside. The problem was the relay was not sealed and I had installed it upside down (with the pins up) allowing a way for water to seep into the relay from the bottom. The other bikes had the relay upright and that would allow any water to drain out.

The lesson is when installing electrical make parts sure they are not installed in a way that allows water can sit, it will eventually make its way into places it should not be.
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Fiamm freeway blasters with the Eastern Beaver relay kit have been faultless and LOUD for almost 3 years...highly recommended.

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Thanks. I too have installed a Stebel Nautilus on my prior-year V-Strom and there doesn't seem to be as much space in the new cowling design to accommodate the same mounting options. Specifically within the cowl area, it's a lot tighter. So on the Vee2, and underbeak mounting option makes the most sense to me - it's where the stock puny horn is, it will be more audible there, with the downside that it will be more exposed to elements, which the Stebel and Wolo air horn designs don't deal with very well. So mounting two FIAMM or PIAA Hi/Lo horns there, with a relay of course, should work well if I can fashioned a suitable bracket to tuck them in sufficiently.
Stoopy,
Specifically in regards to the Vee2, I agree with your assessment. Unless an aftermarket horn is offered, I will do as you suggested.i cannot believe a louder horn is that much more expensive that Suzuki cannot install a reasonably loud one in new cycles.
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Does anybody know if the Goldwing horns would work on the Glee? I know those will get your attention.

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