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post #11 of 45 Old 05-25-2016, 06:48 PM
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Excellent, I'll order one. Thanks for the head's-up with the mounting tip.
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Always wonder if the guy who picks the horns for the Honda is deaf.
Think a kids bike bulb horn or bell would be better.
Why can they not make one like a truck air horn.
For me it is not the volume but the tone.

beep beep just not noticeable. sound and volume like a double barrel shot gun every time you pushed button would be better :-)
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Always wonder if the guy who picks the horns for the Honda is deaf.
Think a kids bike bulb horn or bell would be better.
Why can they not make one like a truck air horn.
For me it is not the volume but the tone.

beep beep just not noticeable. sound and volume like a double barrel shot gun every time you pushed button would be better :-)

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Finally back from my OS trip and fitted the Freeway Blaster recommended by Bob. Fitted in 5 minutes without any problem, Oh what a difference. A little anger in the sound now ..... not like the toot the grandkids duck makes in the bath...!!!
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Another mounting option for horns. There is a threaded hole on the frame on both sides of the bike near the lower corner of the radiator. It is hard to see and requires a short 10mm x 1.25 allen head type bolt. There is no room for a socket or wrench. Most hardware stores do not carry this bolt. You will have to go to a specialty fastener company. I ordered mine from Fastenal. fastenal.com SKU #11506375
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Always wonder if the guy who picks the horns for the Honda is deaf.
Think a kids bike bulb horn or bell would be better.
Why can they not make one like a truck air horn.
For me it is not the volume but the tone.

beep beep just not noticeable. sound and volume like a double barrel shot gun every time you pushed button would be better :-)
You want a loud and obnoxious horn that doesn't take up a lot of space? Check out the Little Big Horn at Howard's Horns Home Page, motorcycle air horns, battery cables
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Just happened to look up the Blazer horn and of all places, Tractor Supply has them online for $10.99 with FREE ship-to-store. If you have a local TSC, it's a hard to beat deal!

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Just installed a couple of PIAA high and low tones... What a difference. I think they will hear me now.
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Cool, that is a better mounting position to save damage to the front fender.......happy tooting......
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I think this was about the most recent page talking about horn upgrades so I thought I would add a quick two cents. I wanted to upgrade the horns about 12 seconds after someone didn't see me and pulled right out in front of me. Fortunately for me there was enough space to slow down and not run into the guy. That happened twice on the first day I had the bike. Not a good sign I thought, so immediately I started thinking about what to do to increase my chances of being seen and heard. Im about half way thru that project, having done the tail light and added more lights in the back. As for the front, I just got menosabe highway pegs and I've ordered some lights off ebay. As for the sound I wanted to install dual horns as I know for them to sound the best you will want a high AND low tone together. I ordered the FIAMM Freeway Blaster high and low note horns from amazon. About thirty bucks for both. I ran dedicated new 12 gauge to each horn from my fancy new fuse box with a relay and inline fuse on each horn. I also ran dedicated 12 gauge ground on each horn. Wire this large and power coming directly from battery should give me all I need for clean power. I used the original horn wire for my turn on switch. They fit up where the original horn was with no trouble but you do need to be careful in checking that all will be ok when the wheel is going lock to lock. (Another time that center stand is so very handy!). Didn't finish until after my wife was in bed so I thought better of testing in garage while she slept in bedroom that is partially over the garage. I took a short ride out of neighborhood to test the new toy and even though I obviously knew when I was going to push the button, the loudness of these two horns startled me. really! Then I found myself having an evil little laugh all to myself in my own little helmet. Next time someone pulls out in front of me at least I should be able to let them know to please pay better attention next time.
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