ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > Parallel Universe
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-25-2010, 11:17 AM   #31
dvgonzo
Gnarly Adventurer
 
dvgonzo's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Oddometer: 329
You can get some special stainless steel zip ties. They work REAL well but take a special installation tool to tighten them up and are kind of pricey.

Another way is to use the smaller style of stainless hose clamps, but you have to re-work the slots where the zip ties go through to make them big enough to accept the hose clamps. The only way they can fail is if they start to loosen up (but if they do you hear the horns rattling around and just re-tighten them).

Wire works pretty well too, although it does seem to work loose quite often (more so if you ride aggresively in the dirt), but be sure to use stainless as the ordinary bailing wire will eventually rust and then bleed rust stains all over everything.
dvgonzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 08:58 AM   #32
bklynz00
Gnarly Adventurer
 
bklynz00's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: Delaware
Oddometer: 145
Thumb Thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by dvgonzo
You can get some special stainless steel zip ties. They work REAL well but take a special installation tool to tighten them up and are kind of pricey.

Another way is to use the smaller style of stainless hose clamps, but you have to re-work the slots where the zip ties go through to make them big enough to accept the hose clamps. The only way they can fail is if they start to loosen up (but if they do you hear the horns rattling around and just re-tighten them).

Wire works pretty well too, although it does seem to work loose quite often (more so if you ride aggresively in the dirt), but be sure to use stainless as the ordinary bailing wire will eventually rust and then bleed rust stains all over everything.

thanks dvgonzo
__________________
The Ultimate Driving Machine.
bklynz00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 07:44 PM   #33
TowPro
Healing time Sucks
 
TowPro's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Compass PA
Oddometer: 2,731
I picked up the BMW connector today so I can put my horn on without cutting the wire harness. I also picked up the connector that plugs in under the tank.
I will use that connector to fire a relay to supply all the current I need through a fuse block. I think the connectors were like $20 each.
__________________
2014 R1200GS - My Naked Street Touring Bike
2000 KTM LC4 640 E - For everything else
TowPro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 07:15 AM   #34
Nictrolis
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Nictrolis's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: Dedham, MA
Oddometer: 204
Where'd you get the connector? Got a link? Thanks!
Nictrolis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 07:22 PM   #35
TowPro
Healing time Sucks
 
TowPro's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Compass PA
Oddometer: 2,731
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nictrolis
Where'd you get the connector? Got a link? Thanks!
sorry, the receipt is in a drawer I just put in storage for 2 weeks while I do some remodeling.
I found a post from last year where Solohvs posted "Part number 83300402344 is the correct pigtail to connect to the horn circuit".
I think we both go to the same dealer, I told the parts guy I wanted to put an aftermarket horn on my bike without cutting the harness, he said "here is your connector". Not sure if that is the part number. Hell I have not even tried the connector yet but it looks right.
__________________
2014 R1200GS - My Naked Street Touring Bike
2000 KTM LC4 640 E - For everything else
TowPro is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014