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post #1 of 15 Old 10-03-2009, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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ok..how are you mounting your steibel horn

I thought it would be pretty simple..(it might still be) but just cant decide where to mount my steibelhorn...look for ideas and photos ..thanks guys...my search didnt help...
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post #2 of 15 Old 10-03-2009, 06:55 PM
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I can't help with your question- but I know there are plenty of threads with info on the site. Try a Google search instead- type:
Stebel Horn:Stromtrooper

You should get better results than using the search feature here.

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There have been a lot of threads on the subject. A google search on
stebel mount site:stromtrooper.com is a good search method.
https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...d.php?p=464674 is one thread.

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I just went through the exact same thought process as you. The first thing
I personally suggest is to get the horn kit from eastern beaver. Wow that made things so incredible simple. True plug and play with the relay built in and plenty of wires to stretch the full distance.

I mounted my on the left side behind the fairing. If you look down at your handlebars and the opening to the left is where mine is. Most folks put it there or on the right side. There are many options to mounting in this area. Several use brackets they make or I believe one supplier on line manufacturers. I looked into that option and he is currently out of stock and developing something new. I tried to creat a bracket and then just wound up using zip ties. I have zero movement and it fits snug as a bug. There is also the option to mount it on the left side of your engine. I am not sure about all bikes, but my 2008 has a black cap that is covering a threaded hole. I do not have the dimensions on me right now but I can provide those later with pics and pics of my set up. I believe Touratech has a bracket that can be used for this particular mounting. You will need the 3 inch mount; however, I think you might need to drill one hole a bit larger??

I am camping right now with the strom in the Blue Ridge mountains and have limited options for sending pictures. Hopefully more chime in here. If not I will post up some pics on Monday.

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I've got mine bolted right below the tank with a simple L-bracket... keep the horn opening down and avoid water.
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The Stebel is overrated and troublesome

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I mounted my on the left side behind the fairing.
I tried that for awhile. Trouble is, mounting it there directs most of its energy toward my face, rather than toward the rest of the world. The space inside the fairing makes a wonderful bullhorn, facing me.

I know a lot of people like these things, but I wasn't really impressed. In addition to being cumbersome to mount -- both because of its bulk and the restrictions that go along with the requirement to keep it mud-free -- it was never terribly reliable. The slightest distortion in the plastic caused air leaks which made it ineffective.

I took it off and replaced it with a pair of Fiamm freeway blasters, which are much more rugged and are easier to mount on the engine guard. The pair is every bit as loud as the Stebel, and the tone is more pleasing; I like sounding like a Buick.
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used Tollsters method as well

I have mounted stebel horns twice using tollster's method. Although pointed left, I find the volume sufficient to scare the shit out of those pesky cagers. Simple bar stock, cut to length, drill holes, round off ends, mount. I used easternbeaver.com wiring harness each time, which makes this a simple plug and play event. The harness comes with a very reliable relay inline which eliminates the crappy relay the horn ships with. Highly recommended.

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I tried that for awhile. Trouble is, mounting it there directs most of its energy toward my face, rather than toward the rest of the world. The space inside the fairing makes a wonderful bullhorn, facing me.
Addendum: I just took a look at "Tollster"'s writeup, and yeah, that looks like a game changer. Very nice mounting location. If I were doing it again that is absolutely what I'd do.

Those blind holes, I presume, are engine mounts for a different frame, yes?
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I'm just going to throw in that anybody with a DL1000 reading this wouldn't be able to use the "tollster" method. That same hole on the Vee is occupied by another frame brace.

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just one more reason

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I'm just going to throw in that anybody with a DL1000 reading this wouldn't be able to use the "tollster" method. That same hole on the Vee is occupied by another frame brace.
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