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It just makes a slight buzzing sound. One of the local bike shops tells me they have had a lot of trouble with them.

I'm going to pull it off tonight and see if I can take it apart to find the problem.
 

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Any way it could have gotten water inside? That is one way to blow them up.
 

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You can take it apart, clean it, use a hair dryer on it, reassemble it and hope for the best. It worked for my old horn.
 

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Any way it could have gotten water inside? That is one way to blow them up.
Well it happened after I washed my bike with a very little amount of water. If these things aren't waterproof, it doesn't seem like they'd be very good for motorcycles.
 

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They need to be mounted with the opening in the bottom.
 

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They need to be mounted with the opening in the bottom.
Greywolf,

I took it apart and couldn't save it. It was mounted the right way. In fact I once rode it a whole day in the rain and it worked fine after that. It was on my 09 Wee when I bought it used a year ago, but on close examination the horn looks a lot older than the bike. I have a new one on order.
 

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Greywolf,

I took it apart and couldn't save it. It was mounted the right way. In fact I once rode it a whole day in the rain and it worked fine after that. It was on my 09 Wee when I bought it used a year ago, but on close examination the horn looks a lot older than the bike. I have a new one on order.
this could be the issue i had a set of horns i transferred from bike to bike i bought in 2004. I finally gave them away with the last bike i sold.
 

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I originally installed Stebel horn in place of the OEM behind radiator. Removed last time I swung radiator. Don't use it at all. In situation you have to decide between getting out or blowing a horn. Well, if I need to, I'll screem instead. I just don't want anything vibrating off and damqging something else...
 

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My original Stebel died in the rain when the mount vibrated loose and the horn tipped and filled with water. New mounting(read smarter) and a new horn. Proud to be loud.
 

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I took apart a couple of high pressure, battery operated bicycle tire pumps and found a metal reed valve had fatigued and snapped off after very little use. The motor would RRRRRR! but no air. I would bet the problem with the Stebel has to do with fatigue, corrosion or rubble in the reed valve. Pat Walsh Designs has a cool kit and a two year guarantee on the Stebel if you route the supplied air intake hose to a clean, dry location. Looks good too.

Pat Walsh Designs Stebel Horn Kit for V-Strom DL650


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+1 , I have that PWD kit, and the remote air intake is a really good idea with that horn.
 
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