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post #1 of 23 Old 04-02-2010, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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Stebel Nautilus Air Horn

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Does anyone have one of these air horns? Are they easy to install and are they worth it?
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Does anyone have one of these air horns? Are they easy to install and are they worth it?
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Thanks for that!!:mrgreen:
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Just be VERY careful the first time you press the horn button after you install it.

Holy Crap is it LOUD.

A little story about when I did mine:

I set it up with a custom bracket off the engine, put the Eastern Beaver harness with it (not necessary just makes it easier). I hit the horn and nearly crapped my pants.

So, my ex-gf had her 5 year old son that day (wasn't an ex at the time). He is really into bikes and four wheelers. He is standing at the door of the garage and I ask him if he is ready. He says "Yeah".

I hit the horn, the poor kid nearly jumped out of his sneakers. He was twitching and when he landed he just took off running back toward the living room. Mean, maybe a little, but funny as heck.

Good luck and it's 100% worth it. Just realize that giving a little good bye toot isn't just a little goodbye toot anymore

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Does anyone have one of these air horns? Are they easy to install and are they worth it?
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I have mine on for a year. I get some great reactions from the cagers!! I think it's worth the investment. I am still thinking of keeping the OEM horn connected, using a switch to turn either horn on/off, depending on where I ride. City, residential, freeway - you get the picture... Gary was a great help !!

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I installed one off the left side of the 650 engine using an L (available from a hardware store for very cheap) bracket that I cut off. It was not hard and the horn fit under my crash bars. The instructions posted on this website were great - even to exactly what bolt to buy. However, with an Eastern Beaver harness it really is quite simple since you just basically plug everything in after you mount the horn.

Make sure the wire connections point down so that the horn doesn't get water in it and the wires are somewhat protected. What everyone says is true, it's loud. It is the same sound as a trumpet only as loud as a train whistle. If you want to be heard in an emergency, this is the way to do it

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Does anyone have one of these air horns? Are they easy to install and are they worth it?
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Yes, make sure you order the Eastern Beaver wire kit...makes it VERY simple and worth the $40. I installed mine under the right fairing similar to others. The stock horn is worthless, you may as well put a bicylcle bell on it. I don't use it often, but when I do I KNOW I am heard and drivers are looking for me.

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Just to balance the euphoria, mine is gasping - only hits one note most of the time. It's about 2years old, but there is some history of short life to consider (webikeworld etc).
Having said that, great while it worked.

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I need to get one myself. There's a golf course close to my house, I'd love to catch some hacker mid-swing with the the Stebel.

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Just another anecdote. I was traveling westbound on Rt 90 (mass pike) out of Boston the other day. I was about a mile or two from the Rt 95 junction. This is still city highway area.

Some college kid with a full car load of buddies was in the center lane and I in the left. As I was passing him just at the wrong time (me about his rear wheel) he decides to take the left lane.

I hit the Stebel and the driver and the 4 buddies in the car twitched. Get the horn, I think it is better then the Highway blasters I used to have. Only set up I have ever had that was louder was the 2 sets of air horns on my Goldwing.

I was very disappointed when getting the bike inspected yesterday the guy forgot to ask to use the horn.

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