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post #1 of 9 Old 01-19-2018, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Question loud horn Question

I am thinking to get a Denalli loud air horn or some thing similar. What is your past or current experience with load horns , where did you placed yours, Didi you need any relay or modulator or just change the old horn with new?
here in the canyons, cars and some Harleys ignore us.
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I placed my inside the right front cowling, easy if you have smaller hands, used an Eastern Beaver plug and play.
Has worked for 3 years which is more than the last one did, mounted outside on the left front of the engine.
Sounds LOUD!
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I placed my inside the right front cowling, easy if you have smaller hands, used an Eastern Beaver plug and play.
Has worked for 3 years which is more than the last one did, mounted outside on the left front of the engine.
Sounds LOUD!
Which horn you are using < could you please name the product company and product # ?
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I used a Wolo Bad Boy. Most install it in the front fairing on the left side. There are a few posts regarding installs.
If you are going to be installing additional ele. components then I recommend installing a PC-8 from Eastern Beaver.
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Which horn you are using < could you please name the product company and product # ?
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I would strongly suggest that you buy the cheapest Stebel Nautilus clone that you can find. I've bought genuine Stebel and clones and the quality has never varied.

My second suggestion is that you toss the relay that comes with the kit and buy a "known good" relay rather than an el cheapo. My last two horns came with relays that simply did not work.

eBay has a ton of these horns, and here's an example.
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I've used the stock relays with no problem. Their demise is caused by water entry. Get the relay under the plastics and point the lugs downward and it will be fine.
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Which horn you are using < could you please name the product company and product # ?
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https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...mpact-air-horn but you can find it aplenty on Googlie.
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I have been running the Stebel Nautilus Compact Dual-Tone since early 2009 and no issues. I used the Eastern Beaver Horn Relay/Wiring Kit. It's mounted up under the left side cowling so there is some protection from the elements. It's loud and still going strong.
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I've used the stock relays with no problem. Their demise is caused by water entry. Get the relay under the plastics and point the lugs downward and it will be fine.
You know how much respect I have for your knowledge and experience, Mr. Wolf. But the last two clone horns I have installed have arrived with generic and non-functional relays. I bought 12 known good relays and now just automatically replace the "free" one with one of mine. Problem solved!
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