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post #1 of 21 Old 10-06-2009, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Stebel Horn mounting bracket

It looks like it may be a long while before Pat Walsh Designs comes up with a revamped mount. Does anybody out there know who else makes brackets to mount my stebel in my Vstrom?
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Your local home improvement store is a good place. A pipe grounding clamp and a piece of 1/8" thick aluminum bar or trimmed angle makes a great mount.


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post #3 of 21 Old 10-07-2009, 09:40 AM
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It looks like it may be a long while before Pat Walsh Designs comes up with a revamped mount. Does anybody out there know who else makes brackets to mount my stebel in my Vstrom?
I have a spare bracket, from Pat Walsh. Just not the bolts I think. But I could get them. The Bracket cost 15.00, was never usedI put my horn somewhere else and had to make my own bracket. Send me a PM if your interested, I'll be home for another day, then I'm gone until monday next week.

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Just get a couple of metal cable clamps and a piece of aluminum, or steel, plate.




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I used a car battery clamp bracket from Walmart. Had to grind off the bolt that was integrated into the bracket, and bend it a bit, but worked fine.

Around $2, IIRC. The diameter of a car battery terminal is apparently pretty close to that of the metal tube inside the Strom fairing.
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Awesome, I got the horn mounted and all I have to do is connect the wiring. My next question is, where the Heeeeeeeeeeeeeck is the stock horn located? I was told it was mounted behind the upper left radiator. All I see is a cooling fan inside a shroud. I even removed the right side fairing half off and still no horn. Do you have to remove the fuel tank to access it? I appreciated the tips on mounting!

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Are you planning on using a relay with your new horn?

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The fan is on one side and the horn on the other. Do put a relay in. It's convenient to replace the stock horn with the relay.

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Is the horn inside the shroud or behind it? Will I need to remove the right side fairing completely instead of halfway? When I had the right side fairing halfway off, even with a flashlight I couldn't locate it. The stock horn is a bronze color right? By the way, I mounted the stebel on the left side. I thought the coolant tank on the right side would be in the way.

I purchased a wiring harness and it has a relay on it. It's comes already connected to the relay where all I have to do is connect the neg and pos wires on the stebel and connect the other wire to the wire that powers the stock horn. The other end I connect to the neg and pos on the battery. I'll have to mount the relay near the battery since that's how they manufactured it. It has great insulation.

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The horn is black. It's below the shroud. The bracket it's on is attached to the radiator. You need access to work on it so take the plastic off. See the section on removing the gas tank if you've never had the plastic off before.

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