Make My Day - Stebel Style
One of the first items I installed on my Vee was a Stebel horn. At the time I recall getting to the stock horn for the relay trigger was a pain.
For the past couple months every once in a while the horn wasn't responding when needed. It seemed that when I decided to check it out, it would work flawlessly.
In preparation for any outcome I even purchased a Fiamm horn in case the Stebel had died.
Yesterday I decided to get to the bottom of it and began disassembling bodywork. I came to a point where the relay clicked but no horn. Rechecked all the wires and then begrudgingly decided to start fresh. That meant going into the horn connection behind the radiator.
I made fresh lead wires, and reinstalled everything. Still just clicking. After the better part of today spent on it I decided to change the perfectly fine looking fuse. BEEP!.
After all of that it was a hairline split in the 15 amp inline fuse. I didn't know they could be intermittent like that. It's now working fine. I'm just missing half on one of those pushpin fasteners.
I thought that only those who had ventured into Vee bodywork and that horn location could appreciate the story.
When I die I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my Grandfather, not kicking and screaming like the passengers in his car.
2006 Vee, Zumo 550 w/GXM30, Madstad bracket, MRA windshield, Givi Trekkers, Baldwin Saddle, Motolights, grip warmers, Leo Vince exhaust.
2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure Alpine White