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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-07-2009, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation Installed Stebel Air Horn = L O U D !!!!!!

Fellow Vulcaneers --

I installed a compact Stebel Nautilus Air Horn advertised as "the loudest motorcycle horn in the world." It's definitely loud enough to be annoying and startling. I will use it only when absolutely necessary, so as not to irritate any cagers. In all the years I've been riding, a loud horn has saved my butt on a couple of ocassions, once when a cager started backing into me.

The installation required a relay but it comes with a good diagram and fairly simple instructions that even this electrically challenged rookie could do it. The ony down side is the price: around $50 with shipping. However, it does come with wiring, connectors, relay, inline fuse and attachment bolt. It's quite small/compact for a horn producing so much volume!

Link to horn:
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/2137/

This is how I installed it: (see pics atch)

* mounted relay to frame with tie-wrap under left side front cover
* 4 relay connections: 2 stock horn wires--1 red to battery--1 red to new
horn
* 1 new horn connection: 1 blk to ground (I used the top air cover bolt)
* mounted horn to left side air cover bottom bolt using left-over small flat
metal bracket from previous horn installation.
* ran red wire under gas tank to battery with fuse

Although not connected, I covered the stock horns with plastic chrome covers for appearance.

Check it out and lemme know what you think!
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i am getting one....

thanks for sharing

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On my list too. getting the black one instead.
It's a killer horn.

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did the wiring come with horn, or was it seperate.





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did the wiring come with horn, or was it seperate.
Several pieces of different colored wires along with connectors, the fuse, and the relay are included with the horn as a kit. This was the first time I've wired anything and the diagram made it doable for me.

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I'm buying one. Thanks for info.
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Fellow Vulcaneers --

I installed a compact Stebel Nautilus Air Horn advertised as "the loudest motorcycle horn in the world." It's definitely loud enough to be annoying and startling. I will use it only when absolutely necessary, so as not to irritate any cagers. In all the years I've been riding, a loud horn has saved my butt on a couple of ocassions, once when a cager started backing into me.

The installation required a relay but it comes with a good diagram and fairly simple instructions that even this electrically challenged rookie could do it. The ony down side is the price: around $50 with shipping. However, it does come with wiring, connectors, relay, inline fuse and attachment bolt. It's quite small/compact for a horn producing so much volume!

Link to horn:
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/2137/

This is how I installed it: (see pics atch)

* mounted relay to frame with tie-wrap under left side front cover
* 4 relay connections: 2 stock horn wires--1 red to battery--1 red to new
horn
* 1 new horn connection: 1 blk to ground (I used the top air cover bolt)
* mounted horn to left side air cover bottom bolt using left-over small flat
metal bracket from previous horn installation.
* ran red wire under gas tank to battery with fuse

Although not connected, I covered the stock horns with plastic chrome covers for appearance.

Check it out and lemme know what you think!
You should have done this when you got the scoot, the Gremlins would have gone to Alabama instead of having a party on your scoot!! LOL


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I have one on my Nomad and it wakes up stupid people.
Great to have.

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