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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.
I like the sound of that ... (pun intended ... )
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.
Those control units are known to fail. Something to keep in mind.
Wolo Bad Boy is same as Nautilus compact. Mounts right where an OEM foglight would with relay at the OEM horn mount position
Had the Oxfords on my KLR for 3 years with no problems and going to put them on the T800 as well. YMMV
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.
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):
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!
I did read about that but I thought they'd changed the controller ? Oh well, I guess we'll find out...
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.
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!
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.
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....
Very comprehensive doc! Thanks for that. But this is way more involved than I want to deal with for a horn replacement at this point in time. I have other things on order/coming/sitting here that I need to get to and I'm reluctant to do any non-plug-and-play solutions right now.
I have barely enough time for riding, so I don't want to spend too much time tinkering.
But again - thanks for the hints. It's super interesting, just not what I want to deal with right now.
Well done, thank you.
I am going to see what I can do to duplicate. While I am at it, I need to add a pair of those to my Suburban
I had the latest version of the controller. I was told when I called them to replace it that they would willingly send me a new one, but it would just fail again. They are aware of the problem. The reason I didn't just replace it was that meant pulling my tank removing the unit and sending it in, replacing the tank to ride and then removing it again when the new one showed up. Then I would have to cross my fingers and hope the new one didn't fail on a long trip somewhere down the line. The quality is very hit or miss. I know the heat troller will last and I don't have to worry about a failure when I need it the most. YMMV.
I'm also interested in a plug & play option, so if you do find something that fits, be sure to yell it out.
Hey Cug & BlackBeast. You may want to check out the Piaa horn. I installed one on my TEX and although it's not nearly as loud as the Stebel on my KLR, it's still a bunch better than the anemic stock horn it came with. I'll try to post a pic later with a little info on mounting it, if you're interested. It's rated @ 115 Db and if I recall the Stebel Nautilus is rated @ 135 Db.
I'll absolutely do that. Just have some other things to deal with first. I'll post about them as they come in and I have a chance to install / test.