horn button on GL1100


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horn button on GL1100

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sat May 23, 2015 10:31 pm



ON a GL1100 is the horn button: I really need to know

Is there a hot lead to the button? or

Is it a ground lead to the button?


Trying to install a stebel horn on my ride.
The easy to follow directions on the box is not so easy for a person who has no electrical knowledge.

The directions on box states to hook up: either

Wiring diagram with "hot" lead to horn button
or
wiring diagram with "ground" lead to horn button



In the box was 2 wiring harness.
1) these wires are a lighter gauge
Black wire
2 red wires
blue wire

2) these wires are a heavier gauge
red wire
blue wire
red wire
yellow wire.

and one loose black wire

So if any of you have put the stebel horn and know which wires go where.
PLEASE CHIME IN



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Re: horn button on GL1100

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun May 24, 2015 8:41 am

Here is a schematic that will help. It appears to me that it goes to ground.
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Re: horn button on GL1100

Postby tom84std » Sun May 24, 2015 9:48 am

You're right. It's a switched ground from the horn switch. It's probably best to add a relay and take the load off the horn button switch. A Bosch type relay from the auto supply would probably fit nicely behind the false tank cover.

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Re: horn button on GL1100

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun May 24, 2015 9:53 am

I agree to the relay, I think WingAdmin stated in a recent post that he did the relay also. It sure will make the amps easier for the bike to handle.
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Re: horn button on GL1100

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 26, 2015 8:51 am

Yes, the horn button really can't even properly handle the current from the OEM horns, and will pit and fail after a while. Absolutely if you're putting an aftermarket horn in, you should put a relay in there. The stock wiring was not capable of carrying enough current to run my aftermarket FIAMM Freeway Blasters, so all they would do is click when the button was pushed. Putting some beefy (fused) wiring direct from the battery, switched by a relay (actuated by the original horn circuit) fixed that problem and I got super loud horns as a result.

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Re: horn button on GL1100

Postby littlebeaver » Tue May 26, 2015 9:34 am

LOL it sounds kinda like a 18 wheelers loud freakin honk right? LOL :lol: Coming from a motorcycle that would be funny to witness.... :lol: Wilcoy is that what you are installing too...lol You guys are crazy.... :lol: But very smart....If I ever install one of those I would abuse the thing having so much fun with it... :lol:

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Re: horn button on GL1100

Postby Wilcoy02 » Tue May 26, 2015 11:32 am

I bought a stebel horn from Italy to put on. It fits under the left lower fairing. I have not been able to hear it yet as I can not get it wired.
The wiring harness that came with it has a plug for 4 wires. It is labeled 87 86 30 and 85

85 goes to blue wire
86 goes to black wire
87 goes to red wire
30 goes to yellow wire

This plug goes to a red little box which I assume is a relay no wires come out of it.

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Re: horn button on GL1100

Postby CMReynolds1 » Tue May 26, 2015 11:46 am

If you can get a couple of pics of the box, couple different views, that might help us.
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Re: horn button on GL1100

Postby littlebeaver » Tue May 26, 2015 11:48 am

Maybe this can help, not sure....https://www.google.com/search?q=stebel+ ... d=0CB0QsAQ Your gonna wake up the dead with that thing lol....lol

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Re: horn button on GL1100

Postby CMReynolds1 » Tue May 26, 2015 12:06 pm

I might have to put one in my car! Stupid little Korean beep crap sucks!
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Re: horn button on GL1100

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 26, 2015 12:23 pm

Wilcoy02 wrote:I bought a stebel horn from Italy to put on. It fits under the left lower fairing. I have not been able to hear it yet as I can not get it wired.
The wiring harness that came with it has a plug for 4 wires. It is labeled 87 86 30 and 85

85 goes to blue wire
86 goes to black wire
87 goes to red wire
30 goes to yellow wire

This plug goes to a red little box which I assume is a relay no wires come out of it.


Those numbers identify the terminals on a standard automotive relay:


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Re: horn button on GL1100

Postby Wilcoy02 » Tue May 26, 2015 9:48 pm

OK so now I know I already have a relay.

Now if I can figure out where the 4 wires go.
Littlebeavers post may be good for me. maybe I will figure it out yet.




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