Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Silver City, New Mexico
Horn Part 2 (was in the Wee forum)
What happened to my original thread about my louder horn upgrade ?? I'm amazed at the number of comments I got on that, both pro and con. Keep in mind that I said I don't live on the horn - I rarely use it, but when I do I want results. The "meep meep" Roadrunner horn doesn't cut it - IMHO.
To continue, I finally finished up what should have been a quick and easy job. My back is such (spinal stenosis) that I can only hump over working on something like this for short periods of time before back tells me it's time to quit.
There was no where near as much room inside the fairings as I had thought and the install turned into somewhat of a struggle. No room to work and very awkward to reach.
The only place I could find with sufficient room for the front forks to clear was inside the fairing. This picture barely shows the edge of one horn. The mounting screw shows on the underside of the black fairing piece. You "must" use the flexible mounting strap and the horn can't be touching anything or it'll mute the sound.
This shows the final position of the horns more clearly. Both sides similar. I aimed them back and down to keep them clear of road spray in the rain. There's enuf mass there to reflect the sound forward. I mounted the relay forward, behind and between the headlights. Can't get a picture of it, but it were a beast to get installed - I have big hands.
When I did the in-tank fuel filter by-pass I mounted the new external filter in the position shown to make future changes simpler. I chose to wire the horns directly to the battery and the relay coil to the horn button. Works fine. I did final wiring on a freezing morning and the fuse/hot wire connector plastic cracked when I crimped it, so it got wrapped in color coded tape.
The whole thing works as expected and really gives a blast when I hit that button.
Last edited by BigLar75; 01-16-2018 at 04:02 PM.