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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Flushing, NY
must be some kind of short somewhere...?
I took advantage of the brief 40+ degree weather around me (after a week of sub-freezing high temperatures) to go for a ride today. All went well until I was about half a mile from my house on the return leg. Suddenly, my horn started going off on its own. At first only intermittently and weakly, and only if I revved to over 3K RPM; then, after a few minutes, more loudly and nearly constantly (though varying in loudness).
I pulled over, put the bike in neutral and killed the engine with the kill switch, but the horn kept going. I had to turn the ignition to OFF to get it to stop. But, if I turned the ignition back to ON, it wouldn't go off again until I'd started the engine.
I have a Stebel air horn so when it gets to full volume it's REALLY loud, and even when squeaking a 1/4 power or so honk it's still pretty loud. Normally there is no way to partially honk the horn, so the fact that it's varying in volume must be a hint as to what's going on -- I just don't know what.
Obviously this is an electrical issue, but where should I start to figure out the problem? In the interest of full disclosure, the only thing I've done with the bike lately is in fact electric related, but I don't see how it could have affected the horn: I put on a Powerlet outlet just this past weekend.
"Until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore, you will not know the terror of being forever lost at sea." (Despair.com)