Air horn hook up


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Air horn hook up

Postby LDodge » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:02 pm



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I am going to be getting some air horns to replace my stock "beep beep - road runner horns". Can I use my existing on board air compressor (1500 SE)? If not can I use one of those "emergency" compressor that are sold in the auto aisle. I am trin to keep this affordable and don't want to pay the $150+ I have seen some systems advertised for.


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Re: Air horn hook up

Postby oldishwinger » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:18 pm

usualy air horns come with its own small compressor I would suggest that would be a better thing to use, there are way cheaper air horns out there than $150 check around on the net (ebay?)

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Re: Air horn hook up

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:36 pm

The compressors for air horns are somewhat specialized. Whereas compressors for filling your tires have a relatively small piston diameter, to allow the compressor to create high pressure (upwards of 100 psi) in exchange for a low volume, the compressor for an air horn has a large piston diameter, which moves a large volume of air at a much lower pressure. The difference is flow: It's OK to spend five minutes for a tire compressor to move enough air to fill a tire to a specific pressure, but an air horn needs a large volume of relatively low pressure air, and it needs it the instant you press the horn button.

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Re: Air horn hook up

Postby LDodge » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:15 pm

Thanks for the input :D
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Re: Air horn hook up

Postby keithg64 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:06 pm

Most all air horns come with there own compressor. You can use some of the stock wiring for the horns. The power side of the stock horns from the horn switch. But the rest you need to use a relay to get power from battery and to be safer on your bikes wiring system. There is quit a bit of info out the on how to wire them correctly. I am using aftermarket car horns and stock horns together.
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Re: Air horn hook up

Postby keithg64 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:47 am



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