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post #1 of 21 Old 06-16-2011, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Tried and failed to mount Stebel with the TwistedThrottle bracket

My fab work sucks and my tools are limited. Didn't want to shell out $$$$ for the PWD Stebel mount so I went twistedthrottle. Took ages (a month or 6 weeks?) to get the bracket. Not much to it. Tried to slap it on this morning (already ran the wiring for the most part).

Can barely fit my hands down in the space behind the fairings with the fairings on.. don't want to remove 'em again (crash bars in the way), and there's no way to verify the fairings will go on once the horn is mounted, so I figure it's best to do it in place. Hell, barely even a way to get the horn down in there.

Couldn't find a position where the horn wouldn't be hit by the forks, or rattle against the fairing. God knows, even if I found the right position, how I'd then remove the horn and keep the bracket in the same place to tighten down. Almost certainly by the time I tightened the bracket, I'd find that it had moved enough that now the horn won't fit without interfering with other things.

Oh well, probably wasn't a good idea to install something new the day before my trip anyway. *shrug* I'd just be surprised if anyone actually managed to fit the horn in that space, hanging from the left side of the fairing support bracket as in the directions.
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post #2 of 21 Old 06-16-2011, 11:33 AM
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I can't imagine trying to do a horn mount there without taking off the cowling. Plenty of people have success doing the job but the cowling really needs to come off.

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post #3 of 21 Old 06-16-2011, 12:24 PM
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I mounted an auto parts horn in the same place with a P bracket as others here have done. What Greywolf says, I can't imagine trying to work in that space with the fairing in place. I have the motech crash bars and with a little care and effort can remove the fairing with them in place.

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I installed the Stebel horn behind radiator on my Vee (in place of OEM farty) without removing anything, but swinging radiator. It had been there for not even two years, I find myself I never use horn. So I stuck the farty back...

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It's a little fiddly even with the plastic off. Ideally you need a least three hands with kiddies fingers...

If you get it in the right position then there is no issue with the plastic getting fouled. I lucked out and got it first go.

Interesting about the delivery issues - I'm on the other side of the world and got it in about 10 days (or less) from memory.






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Looks like one could make the same thing for about $1.34 with one trip to Home Depot..........

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Looks like one could make the same thing for about $1.34 with one trip to Home Depot..........
I spent closer to $5, but used a deluxe bronze pipe grounding clamp instead of a U-bolt.

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Looks like one could make the same thing for about $1.34 with one trip to Home Depot..........
Yep, if one had the slightest engineering skills....

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The more you take the cowling pieces off the better (and faster) you get at it. There's gotta be a thread on here showing how to do that.

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The more you take the cowling pieces off the better (and faster) you get at it. There's gotta be a thread on here showing how to do that.
It's contained within Fuel Tank Removal How to, 650 & 1000

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