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post #1 of 14 Old 11-19-2009, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
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Fiamm Freeway Blaster Horn~HELP!!!

Has anybody here installed one of these?



I searched the threads and everything is about the Stebel Air horn. This only cost me $18 at Princess Auto and would like to upgrade to the claimed 132dB.

Can someone give me an idea of whether or not the horn will connect as indicated in the instructions, they are as follows; Also, given that it's from what i can tell, not a big draw on the system, so will I need a relay?









Some help with this would be appreciated

If it comes up again with someone else, I'll refer them to this thread and the replies.

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My Dad & I installed them a couple weeks ago....nice & loud.

I don't have the wiring instructions handy now, but if you PM and remind me, and I can probably send ya something relatively current (no pun intended).

FYI - We hooked ours up with the stock horn running as well....makes for a louder combo.

You will need a horn relay, so might as well get that & some wire first.
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I have two of them installed. One on the left and one on the right. Hung off my crashbar mounting bases. Disconnect and get rid of the OEM horn and use the OEM horn relay. They wire right up.

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Disconnect and get rid of the OEM horn and use the OEM horn relay. They wire right up.
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Not to doubt you, but more for my clarification, I can just plug and play with this, no further mods needed? No relay other than the one on the OEM horn?

Sorry, I really don't want to pay for maintenance/installation stuff if I might be able to do it myself. I know it is sometimes necessary to have someone do the work...

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A louder horn or two will push the limits of the stock horn button. Adding a relay is cheaper and easier than replacing the handlebar switch. All the current used to power the horn passes through the spring that returns the horn button. Overheating it will remove the temper, making an unspringy spring, and Suzuki only has a replacement for the entire handlebar switch module, not internal parts. Separate and use the connectors on the stock horn to plug into terminals 85 and 86 on the relay. Polarity doesn't matter. Connect terminal 30 with a fused 16ga or thicker wire to the barttery or fuse block positive terminal. Connect terminal 87 to the battery or fuse block negative terminal with the same sized wire.



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Thanks Greywolf. This something I understand/can follow. Just curious, thinking Canadian, would your Radio Shack, our The Source carry a relay like I would need or would I be better to go to NAPA or the like for one?

I tried to find a fuse block the other day and only ended up with blank stares from a motorcycle shop.

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I am trying to remember what I did. It was back in 2007. From what Greywolf posted, he is letting me know that the stock horn does not have a relay.

I know that I ended up with extra relays when I installed my PIAA lights. I also may have purchased one. I honestly can't remember, but my horn DOES have a relay wired into the circuit. My horns are also wired "hot". Without a key in the ignition, I can tap the horn button and it will trigger both Fiamm horns. That has been real useful to me in getting someone's attention!!!!

Left horn.


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Thanks Greywolf. This something I understand/can follow. Just curious, thinking Canadian, would your Radio Shack, our The Source carry a relay like I would need or would I be better to go to NAPA or the like for one?
Buy a "horn relay" at a local autoparts place, we have Lordco in BC, bout $8 for the relay.

Perhaps Princess Auto would sell them...even Canadian Tire....very common automotive part anyway.
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Just ordered PC-8 with Relay Kit for VStrom and the Single Horn Relay Kit Perfect for a Stebel Nautilius Compact Air Horn or any other High Powered Horn From Jim Davis at Eastern Beaver...

Wish me luck. I will try to get this done before the snow flies here. Crappy thing is doing it in a shed.

Thx for the help and recommendations. I should have ordered the fuse box back when I wanted to put the 12v adaptor on the bike...which never happened.

I have Ep!cs minidash on the way also, so that should make things easy(er) for me.

I will post pics of the install of everything when I get them all...also waiting for new '09 SW-Motech engine guards from Twisted Throttle so I can mount my bashplate, also SW-Motech.

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Just ordered PC-8 with Relay Kit for VStrom and the Single Horn Relay Kit Perfect for a Stebel Nautilius Compact Air Horn or any other High Powered Horn From Jim Davis at Eastern Beaver...

Wish me luck. I will try to get this done before the snow flies here. Crappy thing is doing it in a shed.

Thx for the help and recommendations. I should have ordered the fuse box back when I wanted to put the 12v adaptor on the bike...which never happened.

I have Ep!cs minidash on the way also, so that should make things easy(er) for me.

I will post pics of the install of everything when I get them all...also waiting for new '09 SW-Motech engine guards from Twisted Throttle so I can mount my bashplate, also SW-Motech.
I just finished replacing my Stebel (stopped working) with two Fiamms - one high tone, one low tone. I used the relay I already had wired for the Stebel. I used the included brackets to mount them off the front turn signal stocks (one on each side), so they're up high under the cowling. Makes for a tidy installation. The only mod you have to do is drill the hole in the bracket bigger to mount over the turn signal stalk. Easy peasy and loud.

I bought them for $11 each from Princess Auto. Cheaper and easier to install than a Stebel and almost as loud. 132 db each.

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