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Old 04-02-2006, 06:34 AM   #1
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Stebel Nautilus Horns SUCK

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Originally Posted by Flash 412 only THREE MONTHS AGO
I put one a them thangs on my Cagiva Gran Canyon. I quite agree with Mr. Name Brand... that sucker is LOUD. What I am wondering about it how LONG it will remain that loud. My experience has demonstrated that Fiamms last a LONG time and air horns do not. The Nautilus is an air horn, but with the horn attached directly to the compressor. Only time and use will tell.
The sucker is D-E-A-D. The horn SUCKS, it does not blow. A tuba player with emphasema makes more noise. I hereby declare the Stebel Nautilus a BIG WASTE OF MONEY. I am going to replace it with Framm knock-offs from Harbor Freight. They cost less than a quarter the money, are nearly as loud and last at least ten times as long.

Anybody else put one on six months or so ago have it turn into a wheezer, too? Or is it just me?
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Old 04-02-2006, 06:40 AM   #2
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Had mine on for better part of a year and so far it is still deafening when activated, but I rarely have had reason to blow it other than to impress my motorcycling friends. Hope your experience represents a defect and not the norm.
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Old 04-02-2006, 07:17 AM   #3
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i had a bad one too

had it mounted so water was not blown into it, mounted it well so vibration wouldn't destory it. Lasted about 12,000 miles. No sond and it blowns the fuse. Installed with a relay, etc... john shuck
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Old 04-02-2006, 07:21 AM   #4
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Honda Goldwing horns would do the job.

The horns on my current Honda Goldwing will make a truck jump outta the way. Seriously I think I'll look into picking up some of those and fitting them to my Adventure. That meep meep thing on there now is stupid.

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Old 04-02-2006, 05:06 PM   #5
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My Stebil died this weekend actually. It will honk, but sounds like a wounded duck - a very soft quiet wounded duck. It has been on for about 8 months and I honk it a lot.
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Old 04-02-2006, 05:37 PM   #6
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Horn???

Must be Flash412 operator error .... mine is second season and lots of smile miles - I suppose there is a 1% loss factor, but don't say they are all bad. There are a host of folks VERY happy.
If it is new, contact your reseller.
(no affiliation - just think a balanced opinion here is necessary)
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Old 04-02-2006, 05:52 PM   #7
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Calling Andrew........ Have you had many returns/complaints on the ones you've sold? Like all products, there are bound to be some lemons and anomalies out there. But I wonder what the ratio of satisfied to dissatisfied customers is.
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Old 04-02-2006, 06:51 PM   #8
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Mine's not sounding so hot either!
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Old 04-02-2006, 09:42 PM   #9
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Stebel Horns...

We have had a very small amount of problems with the horns.

Most issues are from ingesting dirt, water, bugs, etc. We also run into many riders not installing the horn using the supplied relay. That will burn it up much faster then anything else...

If it's dead send it back to who you got it from. If it was from us, send us an email at ride@adventurersworkshop.com and we'll get you a return approval.

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Old 04-03-2006, 05:45 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by AFekete
We have had a very small amount of problems with the horns.

Most issues are from ingesting dirt, water, bugs, etc. We also run into many riders not installing the horn using the supplied relay. That will burn it up much faster then anything else...

If it's dead send it back to who you got it from. If it was from us, send us an email at ride@adventurersworkshop.com and we'll get you a return approval.

thanks,
Andrew
I have a Stebel (I might have even purchased it from your good selves - I forget). I installed mine using the supplied relay but I was wondering how NOT using the relay will but it up much faster than by using it.

Just curioius.
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:05 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by AFekete
We have had a very small amount of problems with the horns.

Most issues are from ingesting dirt, water, bugs, etc. We also run into many riders not installing the horn using the supplied relay. That will burn it up much faster then anything else...

If it's dead send it back to who you got it from. If it was from us, send us an email at ride@adventurersworkshop.com and we'll get you a return approval.

thanks,
Andrew
Hello Andrew--Sent you an e-mail regarding same.
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:09 AM   #12
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I bought twin Hella horns from
Susquehanna Motorsports..
LOUD, no trouble . both mounted
together where the stocker had been.
Had 'em for 2-3 years

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Old 04-03-2006, 09:16 AM   #13
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I got mine from Andrew. I did use the relay and my horn stays tucked up under the bodywork on my ST1100 so I am pretty comfortable that it hasn't got wet.

Actually, I rode to Mansfield, OH this Sat to meet a bunch of guys for breakfast. On the way there the horn worked fine - nice & loud. After eating we were all out in the parking lot talking and my brother was going to demonstrate the loud horn for one of the guys.....turned the key ON, honked the horn and it just went duhhhhggggg. Hasn't worked since. It sounds like the air pump is spinning when you hit the horn button, but no sound comes out other than the sound of the air pump.
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Old 04-03-2006, 09:53 AM   #14
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I had a problem with mine as well, but it was replaced under warranty staight away by Adventurers Workshop (great service). I believe it was destroyed from a couple of serious days off-road in Death Valley. I"m on my second one which is still working fine. If this one dies, I'll try something else, but for now, I"m happy with it.
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:58 AM   #15
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Hello Andrew--Sent you an e-mail regarding same.
sent you an email back...

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