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Old 12-11-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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Need a Decent HORN <(((

The horn on my R1150RT sounds like a duck with laryngitis. Any suggestions? I've tried Chloraseptic but it didn't help!
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:24 AM   #2
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Try the banshee horn.

Try the screaming banshee

screaming-banshee.com/

I had it on my V-Strom and it is LOUD.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:29 AM   #3
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:08 AM   #4
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+! on the Steble...loud and clear!
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:14 AM   #5
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Yep, Stebel. It's the way to go.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:37 AM   #6
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Stebel sounds like a little screaming girl. Yes, loud, but still......
I prefer the dual Fiamm Freeway Blasters. Sounds like a big a$$ed Buick. Rated at 130dB. Gets their attention as they yak on the phone.
Nothing odd and confusing about it, just LOUD. Confusing the brain dead cage drivers with odd sounds and lights isn't a good thing.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:22 AM   #7
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I'm with worwig, the Fiamms or Hella equivalents get people's attention without freaking them out. Loud and familiar.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:32 AM   #8
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I'll third that. I had the high pitched twin Fiamm air horns on a previous car. They were extremely, unbelievably, ear-splittingly loud. But they were so high pitched that as often as not, people would not recognize it as a horn.

For the Freeway Blasters, on a typical Japanese bike could you wire it right to the existing horn lead, or would you need a relay?
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:15 PM   #9
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I have these on my 919, very loud, well build, and durable. Used a relay wired to the factory horn wiring.. works like a charm.


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Old 12-11-2012, 12:20 PM   #10
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4th for the freeway blasters. Nothing beats a loud dual tone.

And to answer Dave; Replace the old horn with a relay, and pull a dedicated lead from the battery to the new ones. Good dual horns may draw 15 amps or more.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:42 PM   #11
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STEBEL, anything else is girly sounding and only girly men would like!
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:28 PM   #12
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I have a pair of German quality Hella supertone car horns [painted black] mounted in front of my lowers, fed by a relay that gets it's fused power directly from the battery. The orig horn circuit runs the relay.
15 amps worth of Freight Train loud.

Loud pipes don't saves lives [they actually suck] but loud horns help mitigate dangerous conditions. Typically they work better than the adv salute and other means of retaliation...in most cases. They do scare old ladies and sometimes make mean cagers meaner, but that's what the other tools are for.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:33 PM   #13
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For the Freeway Blasters, on a typical Japanese bike could you wire it right to the existing horn lead, or would you need a relay?
Unless you know the factory horn wiring is capable of the load, add a relay.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:38 PM   #14
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+1 on the screaming banshee. It lets you keep the stock horn for polite "the light's green you texting moron" peeps then kicks in the eardrum-melting horn for the "I'm already in this lane you texting moron" use mine often... for both purposes
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:41 PM   #15
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I'll third that. I had the high pitched twin Fiamm air horns on a previous car. They were extremely, unbelievably, ear-splittingly loud. But they were so high pitched that as often as not, people would not recognize it as a horn.

For the Freeway Blasters, on a typical Japanese bike could you wire it right to the existing horn lead, or would you need a relay?
Use a relay. That way, you'll get more dB out of the horns, and the stock horn contacts won't end up sticking together from the increased amperage.

Most horn kits include the appropriate relay, and if not it's not a problem to find one.

If you want a sanitary ready-made relay setup, there's always Eastern Beaver.
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