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Professor

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Better horn
« on: April 22, 2014, 01:34:03 PM »
http://www.amazon.com/FIAMM-72112-Freeway-Blaster-Horn/dp/B000DINKPQ/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1398190899&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=Fiamm+Freeway+blaster

I have a  small compact Stroble Air Horn (not the long trumpets)on one of my bikes. It sounds like a Mack truck. On my other bikes it was not so easy to find a place to mount this horn. Motorcycle horns usually emit a faint "beep", even the so-called up grades.  The Fiamm Freeway Blaster is more like a car horn, louder and can be mounted anywhere. It is easily out of sight. The are two options low and high tone. Together they are very automotive. Most bikers choose only one usually the low tone. Much better than stock, but certainly not up to an air horn. But better than stock. Cost is in expensive, quality fine and mounting is two wires and no relay.

Craig McClure

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Re: Better horn
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 04:43:17 PM »
Hi Professor I use that Freeway Blaster Fiamm Horn you mentioned, mine is the piercing High Note. It is more than adequate for me, & requires no additional wiring or relay, I had one of the Compact Folded Air Horns, but it was a bit bulky for me, & flat wouldn't work without a relay.
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Re: Better horn
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 06:36:47 PM »
Yes, you have to do a bit of rewiring to get the Stroble and their kin to work. And they are heavy. Usually need a stiff mount. I think I'll try the high tone on my next bike.

They say, " loud pipes saves lives", don't count on it. Hedge your bet with agood horn.

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Re: Better horn
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2014, 01:03:56 AM »
It has been absolutely proven that loud pipes do not save lives, but they do annoy voters, many of whom would like to see motorcycles banned altogether.

But the Bullet does indeed need a better horn, as most bikes do. I'll look into that one. My former 1985 Goldwing had a horn something like that, it was red and black plastic. Can't remember the name, but it would nearly blow your eardrums out.
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Re: Better horn
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2014, 03:57:30 AM »
I installed a Wolo Bad Boy air horn (124dB) on the stock horn mount. It requires a relay to work at its potential. Yes, it is quite loud. I don't have good pics right now but the attached ones should give you a good idea on how it looks.

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Re: Better horn
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2014, 08:19:50 AM »
+1 on the Wolo Bad Boy.
This thing DOES get their attention!  ;D
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Re: Better horn
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2014, 09:23:07 PM »
The OEM Continental GT dual horn is spectacular! Definitely gets your attention.
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