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Old 05-18-2014, 11:29 AM   #1
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Today i was for an all day ride, and returning back to Athens and when i was in the highway,a car tried to change lane.When i used the horn,the driver of the car did not hear me at all,inspite of the fact that i was 5 meters away from him.
So i decided to change or fix the bike's horn.Does anybody know if there is any way to get the OEM horn louder or change the type of the sound with a more "bassy"?
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:57 AM   #2
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I think you will need to change for louder but with a relay because the OEM has very low amp and CAN bus wońt accept more power
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:52 PM   #3
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Best 1190 horn

I have found this retrofit to be effective solution to being noticed;

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Old 05-18-2014, 11:04 PM   #4
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Today i was for an all day ride, and returning back to Athens and when i was in the highway,a car tried to change lane.When i used the horn,the driver of the car did not hear me at all,inspite of the fact that i was 5 meters away from him.
So i decided to change or fix the bike's horn.Does anybody know if there is any way to get the OEM horn louder or change the type of the sound with a more "bassy"?
Very easy, just remove the stock horn and take in to an Auto shop to find a replacement, they off the shelf items and the stock unit is utterly useless in warning others.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:23 PM   #5
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And how will i know that the new auto horn has a relay...?
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:10 AM   #6
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And how will i know that the new auto horn has a relay...?
Unless the Adventure has changed from every other bike I've had, then it's a plug and pray item. Now days the OEM's are controlling everything with the ECU, unlike the old style hardwire, either way, it's a 12vdc unit same as what cars use , take to the Auto shop and they can check, it's not a complicated unit.

I always ended up fitting the horn with the below on it that gives you that deep loud sound, the basic disk type like we have is very soft and "firing" downwards which kills it's range, normally they forward facing.

I will see when the dealer is done with my ktm....sometime.
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:02 AM   #7
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And how will i know that the new auto horn has a relay...?

there is never relay in horn, you must install it
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:49 PM   #8
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I am going to try to install a Stebal Natulis in mine you can split the compressor and the horn so it should work, also it will run off of my fuse block and a relay.
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Old 05-21-2014, 01:43 AM   #9
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Hi all,
In other thread (not remember one) I posted a few photos of the possible mounting areas for the air compressor (right side below the tank, attached to frame). The problem is the trumpet. I couldn't find a good location for that.
Anyway, have a good horn is a "must have" for long trips, but to be honest I wasn't very impressed with the screaming banshee quality (trumpet is crap)

Next week I will try to install the horn again. If I succeed, I will post some pics
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:12 PM   #10
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I have split the nautilus stebel from the compressor! Just to give you an impression. I chose to install the compressor under the seat because it is not waterproof. And if you cross a river, which I haven't done so far (but maybe somewhen) it is safe there.



I have used quick plug for fuel to be able to unlnk the tube if I have to take off the chrashbar!!!


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Old 07-04-2014, 11:20 AM   #11
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Today I removed the standard horn. Basically the horn has something similar to a rubber grommet to isolate it from its mounting. To stop the rubber grommet from being squashed when the nut is tightened KTM fit a clip around the threaded mounting stud.

Loosening the nut improves the horn sound but to stop the nut un-winding I replaced the standard fitment plain nut with a Ny-lock nut. Due to the mounting stud being a little short I put the Ny-lock nut on nylon side first.

Tighten the nut until the horns note goes off and then loosen the nut slightly to regain a good note.
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