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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-02-2009, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Bad Boy Air Horns @ Harbor Freight

Are these good prices for Bad Boys?




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EDIT - if you get them, tell me how they are, I am thinking about getting one of these for my bike and removing the stock horns altogether.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-02-2009, 02:37 PM
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For only $10 more you can get the Stebils that run at 129dB's.

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CAUTION: I was going to buy one of these (Stebel, Bad Boy are the same horn, I believe). However, I've found a lot of (non VN750) forum posts where they've died, most within a few months. WebBikeWorld ordered two to test for product reviews: one was DOA, the other gave two or three blasts and died. Not good. They also like to fall off, since there's only the one stud to mount a big horn.

They don't ALL die, but they seem to have a poor reliability record. It was enough to scare me away... I want the horn to be there when I need it.
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I have a Bad Boy Chrome on my bike. Pics in the gallery. Had it for a year with out fail. Got mine at for $39.99 plus shipping. Ended up at about $46. If you do get one, you must use the relay that is included.

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Stebel Horns ROCK !!

I've had the Stebel horns on my bike for 4 yrs now.Never faided me once,but have saved my ass dozens of times! VERY LOUD !! I LOVE'EM !!
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the stebel nautilus looks identical, but is rated at 139db, where the bad boy is 119db, I believe. I have had the stebel on for the last year and a half and about 6-7000 miles rain and shine...never let me down yet.
the stebel is just a few dollars more with shipping from this place:

For either horn, make sure you use the supplied relay, as it will likely melt your horn button otherwise.

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is it possible to mount 2? *Devious smile*
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i also have the stebel, about 5 months. love it, no problem. save me a few times also...scares the hell out of the cagers. there not expecting a sound like that from a bike.

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I bought the Stebel dual TM80 magnum horns. They're rated at 139dB and fit where the stock horns were. I was also concerned about the bad press the air horns got. These are totally electric and LOUD.

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