Horn Relocation


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Horn Relocation

Postby wally » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:48 pm



Hey WingAdmin, I recall reading in one of your posts that you relocated the stock horns on your 1100 because they were always in the way when pulling the radiator. Where was it that you mounted them? Were they still concealed? I've changed the timing belts, thermostat, radiator hoses, cleaned the radiator and am currently buffing out the timing belt covers and will be reassembling everything soon. Oh and did you remove the horn mounting tabs or just bend them up out of the way?



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Re: Horn Relocation

Postby fysty-1 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:16 pm

I'll let Admin answer you fully but I believ he only had to relocate one horn & that beig on the left side as I believe he has done an external altenator conversion & The mounting bracket for the stock L horn has to be removed. He probably placed it on the right next to it's mate. When I do mine, I am replacing both horns with a Bad Boy. Angela aka fysty-1 :D :D :D :D
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Re: Horn Relocation

Postby wally » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:24 pm

Thanks for the reply! Are there many different models of the BadBoy horn? I think I saw one for sale at Harbor Freight. Do you know if that one is any good?

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Re: Horn Relocation

Postby fysty-1 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:28 pm

http://www.harborfreight.com/bad-boy-ai ... 94117.html. That is exactly what I bought only from Ebay. There has been reviews from time to time & on some of the other sites, there are members that have them & say that they are very loud. One guy said Caddilac loud. Don't know yet as I have not got it installed yet.
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Re: Horn Relocation

Postby wally » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:32 pm

I'll have to try it then, thanks!

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Re: Horn Relocation

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:39 pm

fysty-1 wrote:I'll let Admin answer you fully but I believ he only had to relocate one horn & that beig on the left side as I believe he has done an external altenator conversion & The mounting bracket for the stock L horn has to be removed. He probably placed it on the right next to it's mate. When I do mine, I am replacing both horns with a Bad Boy. Angela aka fysty-1 :D :D :D :D


Nope...I actually did not do an external alternator conversion. I removed both horn mounting tabs (just wiggled them back and forth until the weld let go) then painted the frame where they came off, to keep it from rusting.

I replaced the horns with FIAMM Freeway Blaster horns, and they mount inside the side cowls, behind the radiator. The mount I used can be seen in this picture: It's the two threaded holes on either side of the ground wire you see on the spade lug. On the right side of the picture you can see one of the FIAMM horns I installed, when it was still on the original horn tab in front of the radiator:

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Re: Horn Relocation

Postby wally » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:52 pm

Thanks for the quick reply, I'll check them out and the alternate location. They didn't get to hot in there?

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Re: Horn Relocation

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:26 pm

I relocated my horns to the same place 6 years ago.I rewired using a relay to operate the "new" horns.....They came off a 1985 F150 truck from the parts yard. :)
I felt kinda bad when the state inspector had me blow the horn while he was 2 foot in front of the bike.
I told him to step to the side..but Noooooo. :roll:

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Re: Horn Relocation

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:16 am

I just added a couple of sets of air horns powered by thier own relays mounted on each side of the lower fairing screws.
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Re: Horn Relocation

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:17 am

wally wrote:Thanks for the quick reply, I'll check them out and the alternate location. They didn't get to hot in there?


Nope, they seem to work just fine in there.

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Re: Horn Relocation

Postby HyperPete » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:15 pm

wally wrote:Thanks for the reply! Are there many different models of the BadBoy horn? I think I saw one for sale at Harbor Freight. Do you know if that one is any good?

I prefer the Stebel Nautilus (139 DB) (http://www.stebel.it/stebel2009/product ... PNEUMATICS) over the Wolo Bad Boy (118 DB.)


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