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    I was riding the other day and simply felt like honking my horn. I didn't hear it! Tried again and again then finally I think I heard it. I let off the gas just a little and could hear it for sure. That worried me just a little, if I can't hear it, can anyone else?

    Just for kicks and giggles see if you can hear your horn @ 90 mph. My RPMs were at 4000 With a full face helmet on.
    And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M109rEvangelist View Post
    I was riding the other day and simply felt like honking my horn. I didn't hear it! Tried again and again then finally I think I heard it. I let off the gas just a little and could hear it for sure. That worried me just a little, if I can't hear it, can anyone else?

    Just for kicks and giggles see if you can hear your horn @ 90 mph. My RPMs were at 4000 With a full face helmet on.

    Install the the airhorn you will love it and is soo easy

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    In eight years owning this bike, I've not hit the horn button one time. Do not know what it sounds like. Don't care.
    Owned my last bike, a 1981 Honda CBX 16 years, never used the horn once in over 60,000 miles riding it. Took the horns off about a year after I bought the bike, never replaced them.
    Owned a 1972 Suzuki GT 750J concurrently with the CBX, also removed the horns soon after purchase. Like the CBX, they were exposed, visible and FUGLY. Went into the round open top file.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camaro630hp View Post
    Install the the airhorn you will love it and is soo easy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camaro630hp View Post
    Install the the airhorn you will love it and is soo easy

    Is is that the horn I've seen put in with the headlight?
    And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.

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    Install a stebal air horn. I did and believe me you can hear it, and so can everyone else, no matter how loud your bike is.
    "One mod at a time. yea right!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arod View Post
    Install a stebal air horn. I did and believe me you can hear it, and so can everyone else, no matter how loud your bike is.

    Looking into them now
    And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M109rEvangelist View Post
    Looking into them now
    Amazon has them and you can get the plug n play wire harness from Rynosback (on this forum) I believe.

    "One mod at a time. yea right!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by M109rEvangelist View Post
    Is is that the horn I've seen put in with the headlight?
    yes
    "One mod at a time. yea right!"

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    you can install Stebel in headlight bucket or under right side cover (right side cover is closer to battery)
    I bought a plug n play harness from rynosback, made install so simple and kept the stock horn in loop as well so you blast both horns
    (and if one fails you still have the other)

    check rynoback's signature also, it has lots of great ideas for cheap to free modifications

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    Quote Originally Posted by M109rEvangelist View Post
    I was riding the other day and simply felt like honking my horn. I didn't hear it! Tried again and again then finally I think I heard it. I let off the gas just a little and could hear it for sure. That worried me just a little, if I can't hear it, can anyone else?

    Just for kicks and giggles see if you can hear your horn @ 90 mph. My RPMs were at 4000 With a full face helmet on.

    I cannot hear my horn. I wear a full face with ear plugs. I had a guy in a full size four door 4x4 start to merge into my lane at 75 and I honked then laid into the throttle. He couldn't hear my horn either, because he didn't stop his merge until he saw me bolt ahead of him. Moral of the story: Try not to ride in their blind spot. Sometimes ya can't help it and that's when the throttle speaks volumes.


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    The air horns are a step up from stock, but they are still not loud enough. I can barely hear my Stebel at freeway speed and it's mounted just above my left ankle. I want my bike to sound like a big rig when I push that button.
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    New mod idea........ Train Horn!!
    And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbxer55 View Post
    In eight years owning this bike, I've not hit the horn button one time. Do not know what it sounds like. Don't care.
    Owned my last bike, a 1981 Honda CBX 16 years, never used the horn once in over 60,000 miles riding it. Took the horns off about a year after I bought the bike, never replaced them.
    Owned a 1972 Suzuki GT 750J concurrently with the CBX, also removed the horns soon after purchase. Like the CBX, they were exposed, visible and FUGLY. Went into the round open top file.
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    Yes.

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    I'd go with the stebel...love it.

    ...unless someone has a mount and harness for Trod's idea
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbxer55 View Post
    In eight years owning this bike, I've not hit the horn button one time. Do not know what it sounds like.
    The stock horn, when you can hear it, sounds just like the cartoon character your avatar is always chasing.... beep beep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon View Post
    The stock horn, when you can hear it, sounds just like the cartoon character your avatar is always chasing.... beep beep.
    LOL, no chit,,,,,, I have the bad boy airhorn, It gets their attention and mine when I hit the wrong button. Scares da chit out of me LOL




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    At 139dbl's yes, you can hear my horn and so can others!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemo View Post
    LOL, no chit,,,,,, I have the bad boy airhorn, It gets their attention and mine when I hit the wrong button. Scares da chit out of me LOL
    I just got my stebel air horn and a wiring harness from Ryan. Received them both on Thursday, but haven't had time to install it yet. I'm going to hold off until I get my radiator grill and do them both at the same time vs pulling it apart twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big-B View Post
    Wow, you must live in a perfect world. 
    Nope, Oklahoma City is not a perfect world. I ride very aware of my surroundings and who is in them. I have just never found a use for horns, on my bikes or even my cars. I've never used a horn in any of my cages, not once. Usually, IMHO, by the time you need to use the horn the dirty deed has already been done. Or rather than use a horn, I simply take the necessary evasive action and get on with my life.

    Know what I hear horns used for the most? Stop light turns green, the person at the light does not IMMEDIATELY move, some ass behind him starts honking his/her horn. WHATEVER! I don't do that shat. Pisses me off actually. I can understand if it gets to be 10 seconds or more. But IMMEDIATELY, give it a rest. Don't know about anyone else, but when a light turns green, I still scan looking for those who run red lights before going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRod View Post
    Yes.

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    awesome!!!
    And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.

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    I had my Wolo mounted on the right side until I got an air ride and couldn't hear it at speeds above 60 moved it to the front behind the headlight and can hear it just fine at speeds above 80 although I agree with a previous comment about not riding in the blind spot of others. Too many people distracted with loud music or Bluetooth headsets or texting to notice us even with loud pipes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon View Post
    I just got my stebel air horn and a wiring harness from Ryan. Received them both on Thursday, but haven't had time to install it yet. I'm going to hold off until I get my radiator grill and do them both at the same time vs pulling it apart twice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRod View Post
    Yes.

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    OMG, there's those truck horns on a 9,,,,,YIKES<<<<<<< WHAT was this poster thinking OH that's right, he wasn't ......




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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemo View Post
    OMG, there's those truck horns on a 9,,,,,YIKES<<<<<<< WHAT was this poster thinking OH that's right, he wasn't ......
    Don't be jealous. If you had some skills you would have done the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRod View Post
    Don't be jealous. If you had some skills you would have done the same.
    skills HAAAAAAAAAA, That mess looks like a drunken stupor.............

    And here let me bing that for ya,,,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by M109rEvangelist View Post
    New mod idea........ Train Horn!!


    Here you go!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/260893028707...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


    And this is the one I have on my bike. I hear it at 90 just fine!


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/230576424004...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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    I installed a Stebel airhorn on my bike yesterday. I split the compressor from the horn and installed the compressor under my side cover and install the horn on the front of my bike connected with a hose. Works perfectly! You'll love it.
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    Installed my stebel horn yesterday as well. Put it in the headlight bucket. It's super loud.
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