Do horns die?


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bofler
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Do horns die?

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Do horns die? Recently, only my right-side horn is working, and I feel like I'm on a squeaky 50cc scooter when I use it. Doesn't seem to be a deeper electrical issue since the wires run to the left horn first, and then to the right. The left makes no sound at all, not even a distorted farting. Would love to have the more commanding double horn sound back in action.


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Andy Cote
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yes. sometimes they have an adjustment but the best answer is to install new; although if you use OEM they are still pretty meek.
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LAB3
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bofler wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:35 pm Do horns die? Recently, only my right-side horn is working, and I feel like I'm on a squeaky 50cc scooter when I use it. Doesn't seem to be a deeper electrical issue since the wires run to the left horn first, and then to the right. The left makes no sound at all, not even a distorted farting. Would love to have the more commanding double horn sound back in action.
The easiest way to directly check it would be to run a jumper from the positive terminal on the battery to the horn, that would help eliminate wiring issues and give you the biggest kick power delivery wise.
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