Stebel install w/ pennytech bracket
This evening I finished installing my Stebel Compact Ear Destroyer. I had been puzzling over the best way to attach it inside the fairing, and finally decided to make a bracket from a piece of 3/4" x 1/8" aluminum bar I had laying around. Of course, the next day someone pointed out Pat Walsh's new bracket, which is pretty much exactly the same thing...
It would have worked a little better if the bar I had was an inch longer (for a more complete wrap around the fairing brace), but I think it'll be ok. Lock washers don't work when they're not bearing on a relatively flat surface, so I loaded up on the loctite. If I find it working loose, I'll just have to break down and make a new one.
I used the bolt and nut included with the horn to attach it to the bracket. I had to drill out the hole on top of the horn mount, since it was a little too small for the bolt. I also added a lock washer between the bolt head and the mount (the nut is captured in the mount, so it can't work its way loose).
The wiring is all pretty standard: 14ga fused power lead from battery to relay (velcro'd on top of the radiator), used existing horn leads for relay trigger. Heatshrink tubing on all the connectors, and some flexible plastic automotive conduit along the left side from underseat to the front top edge of the left "wing" of the gas tank. The ground is also 14ga, runs back from the horn through the conduit to the battery negative. One more electric farkle will justify fuse and ground blocks...
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2009 DL650A - sold
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