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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-16-2010, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody put car horns on instead of the 'ee' 'ee' horns? Or electric 'air' horns?

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Lots of folks have put on Stebel Nautilus, Wolo Bad Boy, Fiamms, Hela, and other types in an effort to be better heard. I opted for two Wolo Bad Boy horns. On most of these, you'll need to install a relay as the stock wiring is too puny to provide full power to the horns.

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I put on a set of car horns from a local parts store $16 each. 1 high and 1 low tone sound great and lets people know you are there. No need to add a relay but will have to do just a bit of tweeking to get them to fit in the factory position. There is a pic in my profile of how they look.

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I have a set of Fiamm Freeway Blasters (pretty much identical to baldy`s above), fit to my 750, but I do need a relay. The standard wiring will not even give me a peep. Ma Kawi`s beep, beep roadrunner horns are rated at 2.5 amps. The Fiamms are rated at 5 amps. I just picked up a Wolo Bad Boy (identical to Stebel Nautilus compact) airhorn, but cannot find any power rating on it. Someone else said they are 20 amp, but I cant`t verify that. It does need a relay for sure.

All I needed to do, to mount the Fiamms, was remove the rubber mounting grommet for the OEM horns and cut a small metal plug to fill all but the top notch in the bracket where the stud on the new horn goes through. I wanted the horns mounted as high as possible to keep them away from the fender. It was fiddley to get a snug fit, but all I needed was a piece of 1/8 inch strap metal to cut the plug from, a hack saw, a fine flat and ~1/4" diameter round file, and a vise to hold the work piece while I shaped it.

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NO ONE HERE CAN BEAT THESE HORNS!!!
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I have Stebel Dual TM80 Magnum Horns. As loud as the air horns, but more reliable. Will fit where the original Road Runner horns were, but you will need a relay.

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My duel stock horns seem to be heard quite well for keeping cars from sharing my lane, usually moving in front from Right to Left.

I did manually 'spread' them apart so they angle a little more to the sides instead of just straight ahead.
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I have a set of Fiamm Freeway Blasters (pretty much identical to baldy`s above), fit to my 750, but I do need a relay. The standard wiring will not even give me a peep. Ma Kawi`s beep, beep roadrunner horns are rated at 2.5 amps. The Fiamms are rated at 5 amps. I just picked up a Wolo Bad Boy (identical to Stebel Nautilus compact) airhorn, but cannot find any power rating on it. Someone else said they are 20 amp, but I cant`t verify that. It does need a relay for sure.

All I needed to do, to mount the Fiamms, was remove the rubber mounting grommet for the OEM horns and cut a small metal plug to fill all but the top notch in the bracket where the stud on the new horn goes through. I wanted the horns mounted as high as possible to keep them away from the fender. It was fiddley to get a snug fit, but all I needed was a piece of 1/8 inch strap metal to cut the plug from, a hack saw, a fine flat and ~1/4" diameter round file, and a vise to hold the work piece while I shaped it.
This relay, off the shelf, have to order? Only one kind?
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I only have one silver round horn but have extra wires hanging that are the same colors. Need all wires for bigger horn?
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