Horn


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toanogreen
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Horn

Postby toanogreen » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:25 am



Can you put a 1800 horn on a 1500? I like the sound (much louder). I don't like air horns that much.
I just want to replace the OEM horn with another OEM horn that uses the same space. It could even be a car horn if that works!

Thanks



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virgilmobile
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Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
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78 GL1000
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83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: Horn

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:37 am

If you use another bike horn that has 2 wire connection,its plug and play.
If you opt for a automotive horn,I suggest using the original harness wires to operate a relay and let the relay power the horn from the battery.
On my 83,I mounted a pair of horns from a old F150.they needed more power than the original wiring was capable of.Added the relay...suprised the tag inspector even tho I did warn him. :lol:

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RBGERSON
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had every year from 75 to 83

Re: Horn

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:14 pm

MAny like Stebel, like these

http://tinyurl.com/kejmfxw
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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gordonv
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Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500
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Re: Horn

Postby gordonv » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:02 am

I also bought a set of 1800 horns to place on my bike. I haven't gotten around to doing it yet, but I expect to have more trouble to mount it than to connect them. It's 2 wires just like the other horns.

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Mh434
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1989 Kawasaki Concours

Re: Horn

Postby Mh434 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:26 am

I'm partial to the Fiamm "Freeway Blasters". They sound like the extremely loud but melodious horns on a '60's Cadillac.

As they draw more current than a stock "meep-meep" horns, it would be wise to use the original horn wiring & button to activate a cheap, generic relay, with more heavy-duty wire to actually activate the horns. The original wiring isn't up to running louder horns as I understand it.

The Fiamms are cheap - often as low as $20 a pair for the hi/lo tones. Mounting may be an adventure, though -personally, I'm running out of room to mount more stff in my fairing!




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