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Has anyone every actually seen an airhorn setup on a bike? The OEM horn just isn't going to cut it for me...way too "mute" for lack of a better word. I'm all about making the cager aware that I am on the road with them (if that's even possible:hurl: ). I ordered a kit to make my headlights flash constatly during the day and also ordered a kit for the brake lights to flash while braking. Now i'm looking for a LOUDER horn. I think this may be the way to go. I came across other links online about people setting them up on thier bikes but wanted to know if any of you or your buddies have done it, if so what do you think about them? Where they loud (the one in the link is 139db), easy to install, and more importantly effective??? Thanks.....

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well I am not sure but having your headlights flash constanly doesn't seem legal, even if its during the day but don't quote me on it.

I realize that you want to be safe on a bike but IMO if you want safe you should stick with a car. I am not saying that your wrong for doing this stuff, but I think your going a little far with the horn and the head lights. The rear light is a good idea.

if you ride alert and ready you should be able to see everything coming, and thats about all you can do. just my :2cents:
 

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No no Goldwing lol...the flashing lights are legal in all states during daylight hours. When I ride I ride like i am invisible...ride as though that cagers can't see me and always try to anticipate what they are going to do. When a cager has their window up and music on what are they more likely to hear..the typical bike horn or an air horn made for bikes (which would have to be small to be pratical) Stay safe. My:2cents:
 

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They wont hear that either :(

The modulators don't flash the lights, yes thats illegal. They vary the voltage to the high beam so it gets brighter-then darker in a sine wave fashion, like a dimmer switch at home.
 

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I have an air horn setup on my Gix 7fiddy and it is fricken loud. Bascially you can go to a local auto parts place and pick up a set for 15-30 dollars. I got a FIAM at pepboys and I am thinking it was around 20. Remove the tail plastic and mount the horn to the sub frame, so it is not showing when the plastic is back on. It will come with a wiring diagram, so basically follow that.....it may tell you to hook it to a switch.....some people add this, I bypassed it and hooked it to existing horn button....took the wires off the existing horn and connected the power side to the wire to the air compressor and taped off the other side. For the compressor, it is about the size of a can of Campbells soup, I had a perfect fit spot in the under plastic that slide next to the battery yet is isolated from touching it. After you wire...find a spot for the compressor....and mount the horn....then you need to route the air hoses, which is simple. The whole setup is simple.....the kits do usually come with 2 of them...1 horn is plenty, just toss the 2nd one aside.
 

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I can vouch for Pete's (Ugly's) set up... It is LOUD AS FAWK!!!!!

After hearing his set up I thought about doing it myself...:D
 

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FIAMM horns

I once had a set of FIAMM horns mounted on my Ninja 600. Yes, they were fargin' loud! And yes, they definitely get the cagers' attention.
 

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I would say high pitched, sound just like those hand held airhorns, but louder. I think they are 138db.
 

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UglyAngelX said:
I would say high pitched, sound just like those hand held airhorns, but louder. I think they are 138db.
It gets the attention of anyone around when you hit the horn... That is for damn sure!:twofinger
 

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I installed air horns this past weekend... I didn't care if they were hidden but didn't want them on the outer fairing so I just mounted them on the inside fairing on the sides of the radiator. I mounted the compressor directly in place of the stock horn. It was a hell of a lot easier than how I've seen it done on websites and other bikes, but I had the room in that location. I used the stock wiring (2-wire) and had to use some extra air hose so it wouldn't bind when the wheel is turned. The original plan was for two low-note horns but one of the attachments was cracked on the horn (it was taken off a car that had them for years) so I ended up with the high-low that came with the package. There definitely loud! I continually tested them during the install and my ears were ringing about half way thru. I've already scared the crap outta a couple of cagers with them... :D
 

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Watch out when you do wheelies, you can crack the horns or the compressor, you should have turned the horn bell facing downward, that way rocks or water cant get caught on the inside, just my :2cents:
 

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Watch out when you do wheelies, you can crack the horns or the compressor, you should have turned the horn bell facing downward, that way rocks or water cant get caught on the inside, just my :2cents:
I don’t do wheelies on this bike so that’s covered…..
I mounted the horns bells up so they didn’t get a constant barrage of road debris, water, & oil. Besides, they would drag on the ground (at least the low note horn) mounted facing down. :rolleyes: This was the only location that had sufficient clearance of the forks/fender/wheel so they had to be mounted up.

With the suspension fully compressed, there is 5-6 inches of clearance around the assemblies. If the suspension compressed enough to damage the horns or compressor, the suspension would be destroyed (and I will have perfected my Superman impression) and it would crush the fairings as well.

The only problem I’ve had is the loose bolt (in the first photo) on the faring under the headlight. :mad: It came out WAY TOO easy when I took out that fairing insert. I’ve tightened it 4x and even with thread lock it has come loose. Still can’t figure that out. There hasn’t been any change in the vibrations of the front end (due to the extra weight of the compressor) that I can feel. The compressor is attached to the frame, not the fairing and the horns on the fairing weigh next to nothing. I thing the clasp on the other side of that attachment is stripped. It has a clip that holds it in place as well so I’m not real concerned about it. It’s not moving or displacing from the fairing.

Here’s a better clearance photo:
 

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