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post #1 of 13 Old 07-29-2008, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Installing a Stebel & Fusebox

I'd like to install one of these horns. Been doing a little research and it appears that people have mounted them all over the bike. There is a bracket available from Pat Walsh for the left side which looks good. Any feed back from users?

Also, I would like to install this without cutting any wires, what harness do you recommend?

I need to install a fuse box and I haven't yet decided on type. There appear to be two popular types: Centec AP-2 & Blue Sea. What are the advantages of both?

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You don't need to cut any wires to install a Stebel, they are completely self-contained. Unplug the factory horn and run those leads to the coil side of the relay that Stebel provides. Everything else is new wiring. Info on mine is Here.

I have a Blue Seas on my V-Strom and a Centech on my VFR. Both are good, either will work fine. The Blue Seas is larger and costs less. The lugs on it are larger than on the Centech.

My Centech is the new AP-2 which is split. It has three circuits on one buss and 2 on the other, 5 total. They can be wired so that all are switched or non-switched, or one side switched and the other side non-switched. It doesn't come with a relay though but they are available at any Radio Shack. I wired mine with part of them always on and part switched through a relay.

Either fuse box works fine. Seems like the Blue Seas has more circuits than the Centech but I didn't use all of them on mine.

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You don't need to cut any wires to install a Stebel, they are completely self-contained. Unplug the factory horn and run those leads to the coil side of the relay that Stebel provides. Everything else is new wiring. Info on mine is Here.

I have a Blue Seas on my V-Strom and a Centech on my VFR. Both are good, either will work fine. The Blue Seas is larger and costs less. The lugs on it are larger than on the Centech.

My Centech is the new AP-2 which is split. It has three circuits on one buss and 2 on the other, 5 total. They can be wired so that all are switched or non-switched, or one side switched and the other side non-switched. It doesn't come with a relay though but they are available at any Radio Shack. I wired mine with part of them always on and part switched through a relay.

Either fuse box works fine. Seems like the Blue Seas has more circuits than the Centech but I didn't use all of them on mine.
+1 on the AP unit. I have the AP-1 which is active when the key is in the on position. You tie in a hot lead from the horn to the fuse box, then tie in the two horn leads from the factory horn, and the hot lead from the box you just ran to your new relay, then run a hot jumper from the relay and a ground from your grounding buse to the horn.
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+1 on the AP unit. I have the AP-1 which is active when the key is in the on position. You tie in a hot lead from the horn to the fuse box, then tie in the two horn leads from the factory horn, and the hot lead from the box you just ran to your new relay, then run a hot jumper from the relay and a ground from your grounding buse to the horn.
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Your write-up is helpful, as I'm getting ready to install one of these beasts. The only problem with your tutorial is it's for a DL650. The hole on the front jug of the 1000 engine is used by a support to the frame.

I'll probably just install mine more like what Scott did with his.

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Sorry about that, you may want to check here as I looked here before i did mine. They have allot of differrent mounting options folks have done around the world.
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Your write-up is helpful, as I'm getting ready to install one of these beasts. The only problem with your tutorial is it's for a DL650. The hole on the front jug of the 1000 engine is used by a support to the frame.

I'll probably just install mine more like what Scott did with his.
Larry, you might have to look around to find a place to mount yours. Mine is mounted on the RIGHT side of the fairing because that was the only place I could find that it would fit (or perhaps the only place I "Noticed" that it would fit would be more appropriate). A friend who has a 1000 has hers mounted on the left side of the fairing for the exact same reason. I'm not sure what the difference in hardware inside the fairing is between the two, but there is room for it under there on both bikes.

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thank you soo much scraig. i have been searching the ends of cyberspace for the wiring sketch you posted. thank you again.

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I will add my 2 cents in as just finished the horn instal on my k7 650. I used the pat Walsh kit with the EB pc-8. It was so easy a wee man could do it. Pretty much plug and play. The harness from pw designs requires no cutting of any sorts. 1 hr tops
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+1 for the Eastern Beaver PC-8 fuse block. It's easy to install, works great, and is wired for use with the VStrom.

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I separated the compressor from the plastic horn and mounted the two pieces in opposite sides of the DL1000's fairing. The compressor is upright, high in the right side of the fairing. The horn is low in the left side with its mouth pointing down and out. Seems to work OK. Pics are here Stebel Air Horn on DL1000 - a set on Flickr.

It helps to remove the plastic unless you're patient and have small hands with extra finger joints and a second set of elbows.

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