Where to install the Air Horn


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gordonv
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Where to install the Air Horn

Postby gordonv » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:16 pm



I want to add a electric air horn, like the Stebel, to my 82' Aspencade.
http://www.harborfreight.com/bad-boy-air-horn-94117.html


These actually sell for $30 in Canada, at Princess Auto.

Anyone install one of these yet, and where did you install it?

I'll be taking the relay trigger off the OEM horn, since it takes a split second to power up the air horn via the relay, you can still give someone a quick friendly "toot" on the stock horn, before you power up the 138 db air horn.



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Re: Where to install the Air Horn

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:45 am

I found some room for the compressor for my trumpet type air horns behind the heat shield under the fairing lowers
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Re: Where to install the Air Horn

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:43 am

If you give up your tool tray lots of space for the compressor..mount horn low and out front.
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Re: Where to install the Air Horn

Postby gordonv » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:11 pm

I found a spot behind the lower side cover, behind the OEM horn, just behind the rad before the motor. There is a nice flat sheet metal between the side cover and the motor, to deflect the air, I was able to drill a hole through and using a nice bolt I had with a washer flange, I only needed to clock it about 45* to have it clear the cover. Just mount it loosly, put the cover back on, and stick you finger though a hole so you can try to get it a little more in a correct oriantation, then tighten the bolt.

The relay mounted in a existing bolt hole, and we got the trigger off the horn, only another couple of inches away. A nice tight job.

Unlike I was told, the horn is almost instant, but you can still give a feeble toot if your quick, without scarring the c$*p out of someone.







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