Air horn


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GWesslau
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Air horn

Postby GWesslau » Mon May 06, 2013 1:47 am



Having a -98 SE. Trying to find a descent place to mount my air horn. Feed up on car drivers trying to kill me all the time :twisted:
http://www.berup.com/berup%20test2be5eng.html
Its to big to be mounted behind the sidecovers in the front, looking to mount it behind the driving-lights. Any other good suggestions?? :ugeek:



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Re: Air horn

Postby RBGERSON » Mon May 06, 2013 8:33 am

Mine is under the right side bag and the can is in the bag...
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: Air horn

Postby wingpilot08 » Mon May 06, 2013 8:45 am

I believe that the particular unit would fit where the stock horn actually resides.....
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Re: Air horn

Postby Fiberthree » Mon May 06, 2013 10:27 am

wingpilot96 wrote:I believe that the particular unit would fit where the stock horn actually resides.....


Not unless you permently remove the lower cowel! I replaced both of my horns with the automotive type and had to take a hacksaw to the trumpet to get the cowling to fit. The 1800 horns are louder than the stock 1500. I wonder if they'll fit?
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Re: Air horn

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 06, 2013 9:18 pm

GWesslau wrote:Having a -98 SE. Trying to find a descent place to mount my air horn. Feed up on car drivers trying to kill me all the time :twisted:
http://www.berup.com/berup%20test2be5eng.html
Its to big to be mounted behind the sidecovers in the front, looking to mount it behind the driving-lights. Any other good suggestions?? :ugeek:


Mine mount to the right crash bar, with the compressor inside the vent, mounted to the frame, and the hose coming out through the vent:

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Re: Air horn

Postby GWesslau » Tue May 07, 2013 1:42 am

Hi guys. You have a lot of good ideas. But as you see at the attached link, its only one part. Big as a cd-cover, and roughly 5 cm (2 inch) thick. I was out in the workshop yesterday and dismantled the right indicator and the main lamp. Behind the indicator there is some empty space. :idea: By entering this space through the hole where you have the right glove-box I will probarbly put it there. It will probarbly cost me my knuckles. Will send photo when done.

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Re: Air horn

Postby Dennis613l » Thu May 09, 2013 2:54 pm

I'd split the compressor off the similar air horn.
Mounted it down in the cowling on one side. Connected a 3/8" line from it to the hron assembly itself (with some excess plastic trimmed) on the other side of thhe cowling where the stock horns are.
Since the horn is facing forward through the slots in the cowl, I placed some fine mesh screen on the horn outlet to keep the crud out.
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