Anybody put car horns on instead of the 'ee' 'ee' horns? Or electric 'air' horns?
This relay, off the shelf, have to order? Only one kind?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?
You can buy a standard automotive relay online, or at any good auto parts store. It will typically be rated at 30 or 40 amps, and have 4 or 5 male spade connector pins. It may or may not come with a base and wiring harness. The pins typically will be marked with the numbers 30 (or36), 85, 86 and 87. Here is a link to fergys relay coil mod.I only have one silver round horn but have extra wires hanging that are the same colors. Need all wires for bigger horn?
It sounds like maybe a bad connection or ground because I have used these horns on my 93' and 01' with no problems or relays needed. I just got the basic car horns a high and low tone. The factory horns are the same tone I believe.For whatever reason I have only one original horn, with two are they a high and low tone? Maybe I should just get it replaced. But when I did put the car horn on there I couldn't get any sound out of it. Tried both sets of wires and adjusted the tone screw, so don't know why you say don't need relay but others do, maybe the type of horn.
Exactly. It is a personal preference of what someone wants and how much they want to pay to achieve that. I personally think that regular car horns that cost $16 each and no mods needed can attract just as much attention as some air horns or others that cost $50+ plus having to add a relay which cost X amount. Just giving eberghold different opinions and options.I like the loud horns personally, if nothing else it shocks the cage drivers to hear that much sound come from something this small.
Baldy, I have a hi/lo pair of automotive style Fiamm Freeway Blasters, rated at 132dB, and are marked that they draw 5 amps. The Kawi OEM horns are marked 2.5 amps. I tried hooking up the original wires to the Fiamms, and get absolutely no sound from them, not even a beep or a click. Using a jumper cable direct to a battery I get a good blast. I double checked the wiring again with the Kawi horns, and they still work, so the wiring is fine.It sounds like maybe a bad connection or ground because I have used these horns on my 93' and 01' with no problems or relays needed. I just got the basic car horns a high and low tone. The factory horns are the same tone I believe.