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Old 04-02-2013, 03:37 PM   #16501
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They have a packet of two for the RT as the only one remaining. Add to that shipping to the US and becomes a bit over the head for getting a louder horn.

I'll see what I can find here locally. Maybe I can even find something in one of the Auto part stores.

Yeah...like a 62 Buick horn or sompin'.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:10 PM   #16502
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Yeah...like a 62 Buick horn or sompin'.
I like the sound of that ... (pun intended ... )
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:47 PM   #16503
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So I finally got round to fitting my Oxford heated grips and I'm trying to find some inspiration on where to fit the controller. The little bracket that comes with the grips is not doing it for me. Anybody fitted these grips and if so, where did you fit the controller - pics would be great.

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I mounted off of the clutch perch clamp bolt. I hope you get more life out of your controller than I did. I didn't even get a season out of mine. I broke down and got a heat troller controller so I wouldn't have to pull the tank and change out the oxford stuff again in the future.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:04 PM   #16504
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On my Scram, I straightened out the bracket and mounted it on the mirror clamp.


Now, on the 800, I've put it on the end of the Renthal cross brace.
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I mounted off of the clutch perch clamp bolt. I hope you get more life out of your controller than I did. I didn't even get a season out of mine. I broke down and got a heat troller controller so I wouldn't have to pull the tank and change out the oxford stuff again in the future.
Really ? Well that sucks.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:30 PM   #16505
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Really ? Well that sucks.
Those control units are known to fail. Something to keep in mind.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:56 PM   #16506
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I've read the same, but I can't find them anywhere. Even the UK shops don't seem to have it anymore. Bummer.
Wolo Bad Boy is same as Nautilus compact. Mounts right where an OEM foglight would with relay at the OEM horn mount position
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:18 PM   #16507
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Those control units are known to fail. Something to keep in mind.

Had the Oxfords on my KLR for 3 years with no problems and going to put them on the T800 as well. YMMV
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:25 PM   #16508
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If the deal was for $8900 originally then I don't see how he's conducting business in an unfair way. If you thought you were eligible for an additional discount, then that's YOUR misunderstanding not the dealer trying to mislead you. And frankly expecting more discounts on a bike that you know regularly sells for $11,900 is asking a bit much. Put yourself in his shoes. He's probably not making a dime on that bike at this point.

Sorry, but I just have never understood this trying to squeeze every last penny out of a dealer. They need to make some profit just the keep their lights on. We typically pay MSRP on bikes when we buy them and then we get a fair discount on parts and accessories. Both of us feel like we're getting a good deal and both go away happy, plus the dealer made a bit of money so he's there next time I want to go sit on a bike or buy a helmet etc. And I can guarantee you that between my wife and I, we have saved way more money on clothing and accessories then we ever would have trying to save a few bucks on the price of a bike. Just me 2 cents.
Well I bought the damn thing on saturday Im having the dealer throw on heated grips and hand guards right away before I go pick it up. Thanks for the Advice guys!!
Now I have to decide which panniers to get. stuck between Jesse's and Hepco Beckers.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:03 AM   #16509
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Im having the dealer throw on heated grips and hand guards right away before I go pick it up.
The Triumph handguards for the 800s really aren't the best. I wouldn't want to spend the money for them. Barkbuster Storm are more expensive, but much better. And there are other options as well. Even Tiger 1050 handguards are better (more protection).

Regarding luggage: Jesse are pretty good cases, the mounts aren't as solid as some others out there, easy to bent in a tip over. On the other hand: better the mounts than the frame.

Jesse with Fuel Exhaust (to get them to the promised 37" width):



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Old 04-03-2013, 12:05 AM   #16510
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Wolo Bad Boy is same as Nautilus compact. Mounts right where an OEM foglight would with relay at the OEM horn mount position
I didn't want to mess around with a relay and a position other than where the stock horn is, therefore I was looking for something smaller than the typical air horns.

Will have to think about it. Thanks for all the tips!
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:13 AM   #16511
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Those control units are known to fail. Something to keep in mind.
I did read about that but I thought they'd changed the controller ? Oh well, I guess we'll find out...
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:57 AM   #16512
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I hope you get more life out of your controller than I did.
I agree they can be a bit variable. That one on the Scram went AWOL and they keep changing the design so later ones are more difficult to fit into the older wiring. Although, they did replace the whole lot for me FOC as it wasn't even 1 year old.
The one I have on the 800 seems better quality with a nice click to the buttons.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:01 AM   #16513
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Wow. Both seem like total overkill to me but they'll certainly get attention ...
That's the idea, no? Far too many "drivers" out there where driving is 3rd on the list of what they're doing and, therefore, need waking up. With these air horns it has been noticed that a car's roof can be modified by drivers heads as they wake up with a start!

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Old 04-03-2013, 06:55 AM   #16514
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Can you hear me now!

Speaking of horns... I came across this truck in a parking lot outside of the Boston Massachusetts area. The local highway adjacent to the office park is sort of a ring road outside of Boston. Route 128 is known for its accidents and crazy commuter drivers. I wish I could have met the owner. I bet he is an interesting character. Would have loved to hear it. Bet it sounds like a locomotive horn.

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Old 04-03-2013, 11:30 AM   #16515
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Did anybody replace that flimsy OEM horn with something more attention grabbing?

Somehow I feel embarrassed when I use the OEM horn and hear my wife over the intercom just say "meow meow - little baby tiger wants to get your attention, please look down and don't step on me" ...
This is how I installed a Wolo Bad Boy in my 2012 XC. It works well and us wired in conjunction with the OEM horn. I've changed a few minds when distracted cagers start to merge in front of me....
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