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post #1 of 8 Old 07-15-2009, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Stebel Trouble

Here's the situation: I had to leave the bike parked for a week after doing some routine maintenance and farkling (added Givi crash bars). When I rolled it out this morning for a ride, I noticed that the two leads had come unplugged from the Stebel horn. I reconnected them, but now the only sound I get from the horn is an anemic little bleat that makes the old OEM horn sound like a powerhouse.

Any ideas? Could an insect have crawled up into the "works" and somehow caused a problem? If so, do you know of any disassembly/cleaning procedure?

I installed it about three months ago, and the horn has been flawless until this morning.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-15-2009, 12:54 AM
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do you have the polarity of the plugs backwards?

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I don't think so--the instructions say that if you reverse the polarity, the horn will operate continuously.

But just to be sure, I think that tomorrow I will reverse the wires and see what happens.

Thanks for the idea. Just because it's in print doesn't mean it's true!

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If all else fails try giving it a good smack. It's worked for me when I've had horns go wonky in the past. I know it sounds pretty lame, but hey..... if it works...


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If all else fails try giving it a good smack. It's worked for me when I've had horny women go wonky in the past. I know it sounds pretty lame, but hey..... if it works...


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If all else fails try giving it a good smack. It's worked for me when I've had horny women go wonky in the past. I know it sounds pretty lame, but hey..... if it works...


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I don't think so--the instructions say that if you reverse the polarity, the horn will operate continuously.
That is not what mined did when I had the polarity reversed. It made a sound just like you described.
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Thanks for the responses...Dextro and Colin got it right. I had the wires reversed, and when I corrected them, all was good with the horn.

Have to admit that Silverstrom's prescription would be tempting as emotional therapy.

Thanks for making me look at it again!

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