Screaming Banshee

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by gallowaystx, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. gallowaystx

    gallowaystx Been here awhile

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    http://bansheehorn.com/

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/153591688/banshee-horn-safety-system-for-motorcycles-cars-an

    Anybody installed this yet? I think it's pretty interesting. It solves one of my primary reservations about installing an air horn and adds some interesting functionality to boot.

    I find it reasonably priced as well.

    I am in NO way affiliated with these guys - I just posted this in the tiger 800 thread and thought this might be a more appropriate place for it.

    Anybody have any thoughts on this?
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  2. BlackBeast

    BlackBeast Been here awhile

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    Thanks for finding and posting this up. Interesting concept. :clap
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  3. gallowaystx

    gallowaystx Been here awhile

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    Yeah - I thought so too. The ability to retain the "polite" horn is awesome, and the flashing lights is an excellent added functionality for when you are in "emergency" mode.
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  4. moggi1964

    moggi1964 Tiger Keeper

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    Has anyone got one of these yet? I would be interested to know what you think of it once you install one.
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  5. Snowkarver

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    AFAIK they haven't started shipping out yet. I'm one of the early purchasers on Kickstarter, and the last email I received said sometime in mid-March.
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  6. gallowaystx

    gallowaystx Been here awhile

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    Oh cool keep us posted - ill buy one pending reviews and as soon as somebody can figure out how to cleanly install one on a tiger 800.
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  7. moggi1964

    moggi1964 Tiger Keeper

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    I'm thinking I'll get one for my Explorer. Love the idea.
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  8. worwig

    worwig Long timer

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    Not sure why anyone would want any delay before the LOUD HORN. That is just that much more time for them to come over into your lane.
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  9. gallowaystx

    gallowaystx Been here awhile

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    Pretty sure the delay can be set for 1/2 or 1/4 second if desired - during which time the factory horn is sounding anyway.

    I'll sacrifice that - if I'm giving a friendly toot to a passerby or someone spaced out at a light I'm on the horn for less than that. If I really want to get someone's attention though then I'll lay on the horn. The air horn would be great then.

    1/4 second is very little time - I suspect if you needed that extra 0.25s of foghorn you might have more serious problems.

    Just my opinion.
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  10. moggi1964

    moggi1964 Tiger Keeper

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    My feelings exactly.

    I'm sure someone will post how much distance you are going to travel at x miles an hour in the 1/4 second ......... and I say that fortunately this device does not come with any law that says you HAVE to have it fitted so if you want to do and if you don't, well, don't!
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  11. Offcamber

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    Same here...waiting on shipping....
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  12. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    Subscribing to this as I am interested in it for both my bikes.
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  13. BlackBeast

    BlackBeast Been here awhile

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    Anyone have this yet?
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  14. gallowaystx

    gallowaystx Been here awhile

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    Don't think it's shipped quite yet. Next couple of weeks I think.
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  15. Snowkarver

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    Just got an email from Peter. Should be shipping in about a week to ten days.

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  16. munchmeister

    munchmeister Grow'd Up Mini Trail

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    Hope you can give us a report on ease of installation and scaring the shit out of some cagers !! :freaky
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  17. Offcamber

    Offcamber Long timer

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    Got notified today..my Banshee has been shipped :clap
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  18. rapidoxidationman

    rapidoxidationman Easily trainable

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    Are these based on a Stebel horn that lasts about a year?
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  19. Offcamber

    Offcamber Long timer

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    Yes I think he uses the same horn, however I have one for about 2 years on my bike and its been fine. I think it has a lot to do with where you mount it and how much weather its exposed to. Mine lives under the front fairing and is out of the weather and road spray.

    You can purchase it without the horn and use anyone you like.
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  20. mb90535im

    mb90535im '05 R1200 GS

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    Not according to his web site.
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