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Old 07-15-2008, 09:47 PM   #1
Maddy OP
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What is the loudest motorcycle horn I can get?

I want to install a loud horn on my bike. Something that can wake up the dead 5 miles away.

Thank you for your input
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:06 PM   #2
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A good set of open pipes! Saves your horn finger too.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:23 PM   #3
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I went camping for the first time (on a bike) last weekend. Here's a pic of my Nighthawk loaded. I purchased the tent at a local store for like $29. It's supposed to sleep 3 but probably 2 normal size humans would be better. It's only about 2 feet long and fit quite nicely. I took way too much crap for a 1 nighter but had everything I needed. The tent actually ended up packing back up a little smaller going home than it did going because everything was in a box originally and that got burned since I no longer needed it. I did wish for some sort of a pad though.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:26 PM   #4
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This ought to do 'er ...

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http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...n-p-19550.html


Ear Cannon Air Horn #3837
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This is a full-power railroad locomotive/ocean liner type compressed air horn squeezed into a bike-mountable package. Totally overkill, until you need to wake up some lethal driver.

It’s got both the high and low ear-splitting tones of the individually sold Fiamm Freeway Blaster Horns, plus a little more oomph. The 139dB high and low tone blasters combine via air induction to cut through the din and make the most distracted of drivers drop their cell phones and pay attention.

Installs easily on all bikes with a 4.5"×3"×4.5" space for mounting.

The loudest motorcycle horn available. If Ethel Merman, Sam Kinison and John Philip Sousa ever had a band, and played through a wall-of-sound amp rack, it would sound like this. 12V. 1 lb 4 oz.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:43 PM   #5
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Sheesh, more of that obnoxious Goldfine habit of anonymizing the brand and products names of the stuff he peddles.

That horn below is a Stebel Nautilus. You'll need a relay for that bad boy cuz it peaks around 18 Amps.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/2137/

Go ahead and buy the Stebel. It's as loud as you should reasonably use on the road and it's more portable and responsive than a remote reservoir horn.

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Old 07-16-2008, 04:47 AM   #6
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A Stebel by another name would be the Wolo Bad Boy from Harbor Freight
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:54 AM   #7
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Save yourself the install hassle and get the horn + mounting kit from Excel Cycle Werkes.

http://www.excelcyclewerkes.com/index_files/Page318.htm

Just bought one; install was <2 hours and had everything I needed (mount, relay, wiring) except some wire to connect the relay + fuse to the battery.

Well worth the $30 for the mount kit.
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Old 07-16-2008, 05:33 AM   #8
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Great - open pipes, just what makes everyone welcome us to their neighborhood. Stick with the air horn.
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:00 AM   #9
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Save yourself the install hassle and get the horn + mounting kit from Excel Cycle Werkes.

http://www.excelcyclewerkes.com/index_files/Page318.htm

Just bought one; install was <2 hours and had everything I needed (mount, relay, wiring) except some wire to connect the relay + fuse to the battery.

Well worth the $30 for the mount kit.
Decently priced too. I've seen some kits that cost 2x what the horn does.
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:32 AM   #10
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I went camping for the first time (on a bike) last weekend. Here's a pic of my Nighthawk loaded. I purchased the tent at a local store for like $29. It's supposed to sleep 3 but probably 2 normal size humans would be better. It's only about 2 feet long and fit quite nicely. I took way too much crap for a 1 nighter but had everything I needed. The tent actually ended up packing back up a little smaller going home than it did going because everything was in a box originally and that got burned since I no longer needed it. I did wish for some sort of a pad though.
Slayer,

How loud IS that tent, exactly?

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Old 07-16-2008, 07:44 AM   #11
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I have the stebel too. I also bought a mike walsh mount and an eastern Beaver wiring harness. The whole install took less than an hour. It is very loud.

some of the best $$ I've ever spent on my bike.
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:52 AM   #12
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Stebel on my 1050 Tiger. Its loud!!!!!!
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:52 AM   #13
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I'm not sure if loudest is best.

I used to have a Wolo Airsplitter (similar to this one) on my Kawi Vulcan. It was beautifully loud, which frequently had some unexpected side effects. For example,
  • a friend almost dropped my bike in surprise when he tried honking at someone;
  • instead of moving out of the way, old ladies clutch their chests and start swaying;
  • cage drivers sometimes freeze and start looking for the truck.
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:55 AM   #14
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I know we can use the horn button on the bike but I would like to install a separate button. Does anyone know who sells a waterproof momentary button that can be mounted on the handlebar or something with double sided tape so it can stick to the handguards.

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Old 07-16-2008, 12:04 PM   #15
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I know we can use the horn button on the bike but I would like to install a separate button. Does anyone know who sells a waterproof momentary button that can be mounted on the handlebar or something with double sided tape so it can stick to the handguards.


I'd love to see photos that setup. Might even be worth wiring that in place of the 'flash to pass' that is so ineffective in Seattle traffic.
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