Train horn on motorcycle?

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  1. themenz

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  2. Truckin_Thumper

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    WHY? :huh

    First they weigh 50lbs.
    Second you'll need to install an air compressor AND a resevoir tank.
    Just drive a cage if you want that crap on a bike.:D
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  3. themenz

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    So I might get some respect here in California.

    My PIAAs and high beams work somewhat during the day. But there are times when I would like to cause some drivers to drop their cell phones, lip stick, or big mac and pay attention to the bleeping road!

    I was just kidding about putting on one of these guys. My original BMW horn made a "meep meep" sound. So I installed a aftermarket horn that is probably 10 times louder. But I wish I had the two tone version. Those overtones make the sound carry.
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  4. R_W

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    Get a STEBEL. Problem solved. I picked one up in an O'Reilley's auto parts store. They are loud enough to make people spill their coffee (I know this for a fact).

    There is a problem with putting a big, deep truck/train horn on a bike--when people hear it they look for a truck/train coming at them and will still not see a motorcycle!
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  5. themenz

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    Found this on Amazon. Is this what you are talking about?

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    Stebel Air Horn Link on Amazon
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  6. R_W

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    That's the one. do a search here and there are a lot of threads and sources.

    Couple mounting tips: You HAVE to run it with a relay and HD wiring direct to the battery. And put a fuel filter on that little intake and pipe it to a protected spot on the bike if you plan on going off road or in the rain.
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  7. NoEvo

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    There was a guy at this year's Redwood Run with an old Shovelhead ratbike.
    He had train horns on it; 3 trumpets facing aft like Kawi triple pipes. LOUD just like the vid. Also had an old style crank-up fire engine siren.
    He had the biggest S.E.G. whenever he set it off....

    NoEvo

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  8. yosmitetom

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    Train horns don't work for trains. I ran over quite a few folks duirng my railoroad days, horn always going full blast.
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  9. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

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    Man, geek that I am, I have to admit that is one cool sounding horn. Too bad it'd take up the entire back of my subi plus look like hell on the roof rack....but what a sound.

    Edited to add: Hey, wait, I could get chrome...and a 5-trumpet setup....hmm.

    Only thing better would be one of the old steam era whistles - the 3 to 5 tone jobs also sound sweet.

    I had a client who had a steam whistle on the roof - it was formerly used to call the residents to lunch.
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    More then a few years ago my brother inlaw aquired one of these very cool horns off a train. We decided to hook it up to his air comressor to see just how loud it was. Brother inlaw lived on the end of a culdisac. DAMN!!! you should have seen us both jump as he hit the button. We broke into laughter as everyone on the street came running out of their houses to see whats up.:lol3

    They ended up on his motorhome.
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    All you would need is some bells going DING, DING, DING, DING and people would probably be running out of the shower naked!:lol3
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  15. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    I love that. Why it surprises me I don't know. It's genius. :lol3
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  16. the_gr8t_waldo

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    why would anyone want a dodge truck on his bike??!!
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