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Gypsyjon

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After Market Horn
« on: January 17, 2013, 11:09:23 PM »
What are you guys doing for horn replacements?  I had a Howard Horn on my FLHRCI which was good, but I think they are too big for my G5.

I was looking at this one online today:

http://www.viewpoints.com/HS-Automotive-Accessories-EuroBlast-Compact-Twin-Air-Horn-reviews

Any opinions would be appreciated. I need something loud enough to wake up old ladies in Crown Vics, maybe on the phone and kids in Honda Civics who be bassin', if you get my drift...

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Re: After Market Horn
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 11:20:59 PM »
This is sold under many names (Wolo is one I think) and will wake the dead.  It's popular with motorcyclists becuase it's a single unit that contains the compressor and horn and it's pretty small, so you can mount it on a bike without too much trouble.

You will need to wire a relay to handle the current.

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Re: After Market Horn
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 01:10:29 AM »
my stock horn alerted an asian guy who got the message loud and clear. he couldn't see, but he could hear.
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Re: After Market Horn
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 02:52:09 AM »
I have a Wolo 300 and 305 high and low pair wired in parallel to the OEM wiring. No relay. Sounds and works great.....and cheap as well!

http://www.wolo-mfg.com/300-2t%20&%20305-2t-big.jpg
« Last Edit: January 18, 2013, 04:16:37 PM by GSS »
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Re: After Market Horn
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 03:11:10 AM »
Sorry, I was thinking of the wrong name.  This one gets called Nautilus Stebel sometimes.

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Re: After Market Horn
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013, 02:26:57 PM »
The stock horn on my '09 G5 is PLENTY loud enough...I think it's louder than my Toyota's horn!

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Re: After Market Horn
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2013, 05:24:45 PM »
I used to install those air horns on English bikes back in the '70s. There was no relay needed to run the compressor. But, when you hit the button, people are looking to get run over by a semi! Very effective! I liked the sound, but never cared for the appearance of the horns sticking out there.
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Re: After Market Horn
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2013, 07:11:49 PM »
Funny you should mention these horns. I have the WOLO "bad boy"version on my G5 Deluxe. (see photo)
I made a very tidy custom braket for it. After all the expense & effort, I find that it really needs a relay to work up to its potential. Decided to run a another horn without a relay instead...If anyone wants mine with the custom bracket for enfield, I'd take $25. plus shipping (to lower USA) for it. 
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Re: After Market Horn
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2013, 08:35:49 PM »
Okay, let me put my ignorance on public display...what exactly does a horn relay do and why is it important. Also, are there loud bike horns that do not need one?
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Re: After Market Horn
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2013, 09:47:39 PM »
The power available through the switch may be limited by wire size and other components in the electrical system.  The relay allowes you to run a large diameter wire from the battery through a dedicated fuse, through the relay, and directly to the horn.  It only takes a very small current from the switch to trip the relay.  Using a relay you can add a second horn or pair of small horns such as the small 130-db horns sold by JC Whitney and keep the original.  Those horns are smaller than the original RE horn but louder.  Multiple horns at slightly different frequencies demand quicker attention.  You may even drop back and watch the driver pull in at the next restroom.   GA-DK

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Re: After Market Horn
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2013, 11:50:18 PM »
Thanks. Makes sense!
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Re: After Market Horn
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2013, 01:27:58 AM »
Craig - your pump is showing!!!  ;)

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Re: After Market Horn
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2013, 05:42:59 PM »
I will even throw in the RELAY switch with the compact WOLO airhorn....Will eventually put it on ebay-if no one here wants it. 
I didn't feel like doing the relay wiring, so I am using a conventional FIAMM (hightone) 2 terminal, nautilus type car horn. They usually do fine on bikes without a relay. Found a good used one.
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