Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 11:43 am:
the horn is dying slowly. other than an oem replacement, is there any others that will fit, and sound more manly?
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 11:46 am:
stebel air horn
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 11:52 am:
Yes! Get a Stebel horn, and a relay- with some rearranging under the flyscreen (gotta move the turnsignal relay downward), and some creative stuffing of stuff back into place, it'll fit. I ended up cutting a hole in my flyscreen to allow proper projection from the horn forward. Looks like a Buell, sounds like a freightliner!! Great fun, hitting the horn now- meats pay attention, dogs stop in their tracks.
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 12:02 pm:
I was wondering who butchered their flyscreen!
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 12:04 pm:
Dont know if the search works or not, but someone here put Crown Victoria horns out of a car on their bike, and it worked great.
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 12:14 pm:
Cheap bolt-in replacement is the Fiamm Freeway Blaster. Choose the "low" tone if you install just the one horn; no relay necessary. For volume though, the Stebel can't be beat.
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 12:23 pm:
Still love this: Too bad you can't fit it on a motorcycle.
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 01:06 pm:
Yeah, Frogs- that's my super sano install there... Had fun with that ever since- lots of folks wonder WTF when they see that gouged out screen. Of course I like to demonstrate the rig. CAVEAT: I ruined a turnsignal flasher from exposure to too much rain- be sure to find a way to waterproof what needs it, after the install. Got my horn & relay from Megan and Francois at Dual Sport Touring- look them up online, GREAT folks to know and work with. In Friendsville TN, even. +1, junkyard horns. Go find a Cadillac, Volvo, BMW, or other high end junk car, pay cheep $$$, getcherself some horn. (I still love my Stebel, though...)
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 05:53 pm:
Got my Stebel from Biker Hiway. $55 shipped to the door if I remember, also came with wiring and relay. It's very easy to connect into the factory horn terminals to the relay also. I have a thread on here somewhere about an install.
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 06:04 pm:
http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/47623/298270.html I've read you can separate the horn from the compressor and locate each one in different places but have never attempted it. It'd be nice to have the compressor behind the fly screen and the horn in the factory location.
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 06:12 pm:
I put a Stebel Nautilus on my '06 Uly, and have a Fiamm Freeway Blaster (Low Tone) on my XT. Both are a lot louder than stock. The Fiamm takes up less room, and I got it at Advance Auto for under $15.00. I'm happy with it.
Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 08:59 am:
Squids, dude, haven't you ever heard of a hole saw? ~SM
Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 10:36 am:
For $8 you can order a horn from any tube frame pre 02 bikes. No relays needed, fits right in and it sounds like a Cadillac horn. I always kind of thought the mo-ped horn was an embarrasing mistake, especially on a Ulysses.
Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 12:10 pm:
The Stebel is probably the best cost/decibel horn over 100dB. Running on on my Road Glide, gives the cages a scare for sure...
Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 01:31 pm:
stebel is too awesome, Since i got mine on i ride around scaring people, It is very loud you can't help but try it alot. mine bolted up with a smaller bolt. I still think i am going to take the air can off and paint it black. This is the easiest spot (I) think for the relay using the stock mounting screw and tilting the relay keeps access to the rear brake fluid unobstructed.
Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 05:07 pm:
Swordsman, I told him I would help him clean up his hole.....he seemed to take it personally. Somehow I haven't ridden with him since.
Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 04:34 pm:
Hey guys- dontcha know how much fun you can have with some beer and a Dremel? I get a kick out of the melted plastic and funky look- gets a lot of folks scratching their heads... but who ever said a Buell had to NOT be ugly? Vern, I'm watching you when it comes to my holes- specially if you're packin any Ben-Gay...