Installed new master cylinder and air horn.


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Installed new master cylinder and air horn.

Postby halcombrick » Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:03 pm



Put a new chrome master cylinder and brake handle and got tired of cagers coming over on me so I also installed an air horn,,gotta say I'm digging the upgrades.
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Re: Installed new master cylinder and air horn.

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:57 pm

Those air horns should make a few distracted, texting, airheads wet their pants! :lol:
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Re: Installed new master cylinder and air horn.

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:29 pm

When I installed air horns, 2 sets,2 horns on each side I seriously freaked out drivers on cell phones. Almost made them drop it out the window. Serious giggle factor for me. One set of horns is good, two is great!!!!!! The safety chrome of the master cylinder can't hurt either.8-)
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Re: Installed new master cylinder and air horn.

Postby dingdong » Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:33 am

Did those horns come with intake shields? If not they'll get full of bugs and water when it rains.
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Re: Installed new master cylinder and air horn.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:38 am

i for one would like to know how you installed those horns, IE; electrical connections, where you mounted the air lines and the 12v power supply.

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Re: Installed new master cylinder and air horn.

Postby halcombrick » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:22 pm

I drilled two mounting holes right below the Honda emblem. Then I drilled out the o in Honda and ran my air line in. Then I laid the compressor wrapped in bubble wrap inside the fairing and the only power supply is your factory horn wires that connect to the compressor. I hope this helps.
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Re: Installed new master cylinder and air horn.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:20 am

he Rick, yes, it does help. that was a neat idea of drilling thru the "O" in the Honda emblem. makes for a clean installation. thanks for letting me know especially about the horn wires. not sure if i like the idea of drilling thru the fairing, but i guess thats the best way to mount them. they look great and i bet they sound awesome too. like Tom asked, do those horns have caps on the front to keep bugs and rain out of them?

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Re: Installed new master cylinder and air horn.

Postby halcombrick » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:41 am

No caps, I gotta make some kind of screen at least lol
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Re: Installed new master cylinder and air horn.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:36 am

yeah, your gonna need to have some protection for the insides of those horns so they dont get clogged up or rusted out.

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Re: Installed new master cylinder and air horn.

Postby Mh434 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:54 pm

For horn protection covers, try Googling "Wolo 400 WPC". That's the style I plan on using (there are some brands that are stainless steel) when I put air horns on my GL1500. Should help keep the rain & schmutz out of 'em.

Here's a link for the Rivco ones - http://rivcoproducts.com/shop-by-catego ... -pair.html
and here's a link for some from Iowa80 - https://www.iowa80.com/pd/stainless-ste ... rs/154768/

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Re: Installed new master cylinder and air horn.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:22 am

personally, i like the rivco caps. although they are a little more expensive, they look nicer.

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Re: Installed new master cylinder and air horn.

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:31 pm

The Rivco ones do work well, and they fit mine well (being that my horns are Rivco horns), but after quite a few years of rain, bugs, and whatever else, the chrome on them is looking tired - time for some new ones.

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Re: Installed new master cylinder and air horn.

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:43 am

surprisingly the horns on my 1200 work quite well and are pretty loud, but i like the way those horns look. im sure they are very loud and gets the other driver's attention once you give them a blast.

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Re: Installed new master cylinder and air horn.

Postby MikeB » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:30 am

WingAdmin wrote:The Rivco ones do work well, and they fit mine well (being that my horns are Rivco horns), but after quite a few years of rain, bugs, and whatever else, the chrome on them is looking tired - time for some new ones.


I had issues with my old $129.00 Rivco horns. They were installed in 2000 on my '98 wing and had a 14 year productive life. Everything has a life and I am sure those trumpets just ran out of time.

The compressor was still in good shape. So, I removed the trumpets and replaced them with chrome Wolo 415 horn trumpets. The Wolo horn set was less than $40 when I bought it at an auto parts store. The trumpets are a direct bolt on fit to the Rivco mount. The compressor (air pump) is now a spare on the shelf and hopefully I will not need it. It is larger in diameter than the Rivco pump.

You can get a set for about about $35 plus shipping. Google wolo 415 air splitter horn.


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