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Author Topic: The 'ol Horn in the Toolbox Trick  (Read 936 times)

oldsalt

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The 'ol Horn in the Toolbox Trick
« on: May 18, 2008, 03:36:58 AM »
I bet this has been done lots of times but I'm a recent RE owner so I'll post a picture anyway.

The horn with it's bracket, that attaches to the front frame down-tube, was removed and an existing hole in the bottom side of the toolbox was enlarged to accept the larger bolt.  The hole was enlarged without removing the toolbox.  Had to make up a piece of wireing to get the required length for the horn wires.  The wires were re-routed under the tank along the upper frame tube.  Did not remove the tank to do this.  There is still room for the ignition coil in the box when that item gets moved from it's existing location so the battery can be put there.  Plenty of room in there now that the exhaust reguratation device is gone. 

Also in the photo it can be seen that the key-lock device that holds the battery cover on has been removed and a "spring latch" [a commercial item] installed.  Another spring latch can be seen sitting on the primary chain housing.  Also sitting there is the removed key-lock tab.  Why?  Nobody steals bike batteries in this country.  Plus I feel the new latch is much more positive than the original key-lock. 

The horn is somewhat muffled by being in a closed box, but in my estimation, still loud enough.

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deejay

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Re: The 'ol Horn in the Toolbox Trick
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2008, 05:59:24 PM »
Nice! I completely removed my toolboxes, so I'm still trying to come up with a hidden solution. On my last bike (new Bonneville) you could easily hide it under the fuel tank. Not so with these Bullets.

Again, nice work.

oldsalt

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Re: The 'ol Horn in the Toolbox Trick
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2008, 05:00:30 AM »
deejay
Radio Shack, here in the U.S., used to sell a little 2 inch diameter horn.  It is ment to be used only as a warning device on a machine, not for a vehicle.  O.K., it's just a loud buzzer.  But it will pass as a horn.  Lots of room under the forward portion of the fuel tank.   If the center stand is removed there seems to be some room in that area for the stock horn if layed flat.  In any case, never had the law ask about a horn.  Have got away with that for years.
-2006 Sixty-5
-1941 Knuckle
-Lotza Mini Bikes
-67 Triumph 500
-46 Hiawatha
-67 Triumph 650