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 !!
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.
- Seize The Journey - Four Corners Ride - Day 13You already know what's coming next so I think I'll just call it “A Strom, a Moose, & a Stebel... A Love Story” -- coming down a hill and approaching a sweeper there he stood on the side of the road. Just standing. Not eating, not fighting off bugs. Just standing. I came to a quick stop about 45 yards from him and immediately surmised that I too did not have a bike equipped with reverse and so my next thought was to look for a tree I could climb (hey, no laughing!). He didn't see me or if he did he wasn't exactly acknowledging the fact. I didn't want to turn the bike around since I had no idea just how fast he could charge. Part of me wanted to just watch him but until I had some degree of control over the situation this didn't seem too high on the “what's next” list. Since I am not briefed on the cognitive processes inherent to moose I bet I could guess anyway and do so in one word: LIMITED. Ok, how about DOPEY. And calling this moose “big” would be as adequate as calling the Grand Canyon "big." Freakin' H-U-G-E!!!! That antler rack thinggy was probably the most impressive part about him; that dangly thing under his neck the most unsightly. I noticed he seemed to be drooling. I thought perhaps he saw the Strom out of the corner of his eye? Oh, hell, it is mating season, so what if he confused the Strom for a female moose? I had almost convinced myself this was the case when he started moving somewhat in the same direction that I sat on the Strom, so with no hesitation I pounced on the air horn! Let me say that the response would undoubtedly be cherished by someone in Stebel's marketing and advertising department! Off he went into the woods! Oh, do I love that horn!! I had sight of him continuing into the woods as I passed by where he was standing.
Which reminds me...That's a FUN hobby! I enjoy it myself from time to time :thumbup:
- Seize The Journey - Four Corners Ride - Day 18While making my way to I-95 I took a road that ran beside a golf course. While waiting at a painfully long stoplight and before turning onto this road I noticed a man taking many practice swings before teeing off. He seemed very serious and absorbed in his moment with the white ball. The light turned green and I proceeded beside the course. It just so happened that I was very near him as he was about to hit the ball and, well, I simply couldn't resist... I laid on the air horn. (Hey, I was just doing a morning sound check you know.) There are no words in the English language that would adequately describe his “response,” but I'll say that I had to stop a mile or so afterwards so I could wipe the tears from my eyes because I was laughing so hard. Oh, I love this horn!
I saw it before you did, I maintain her web site. Besides, she got me started in the hobby :green_lol:
yup, and yup! Rider1405 has a pair of them, it really rocks with two! I thought a single was the bee's knees...