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PostSubject: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 10:09 am

Has anyone replaced the horn on their swing?the one provided is not loud enough for my taste?
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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 10:39 am

'Yes' is the answer to that.
I haven't yet done it to mine but I have the Stebel Nautilus sitting on the shelf ready.
Your patience will be rewarded with many helpful suggestions and pointers - some 'to the point' and others waffly like mine but all with the best intentions. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 10:45 am

TWJ74 wrote:
Has anyone replaced the horn on their swing?the one provided is not loud enough for my taste?

I'll add a 'waffly' one. until someone who has done it appears.

Do what I do give them a good 'Waspie' stare!!!

Don't think I have ever used my horn in anger TBH. Usually too busy taking avoiding action when it gets to that stage!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 11:49 am

I have the Stebel installed on my scoot. Don't blow it often, but it is LOUD.
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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 11:51 am

TWJ74 wrote:
Has anyone replaced the horn on their swing?the one provided is not loud enough for my taste?


Why is it not loud enough, and how often any of us actually use it for the purpose intended or at all? We don't live in countries where it's used as an aggressive driving aid, where traffic is absolute mayhem and a nanosecond is the time it takes before someone hits the horn button when the lights turn green.

It might just be me, but when I hear drivers sounding their horns to acknowledge other drivers or pedestrians they know, I just think...twat! Mad
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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 12:24 pm

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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 12:50 pm

bigbird wrote:
Meldrew wrote:
I just think...twat! Mad

Hmmm. What's the definition of twat in the UK?
Over here it's a not so endearing description of a female's privates.
Just sayin'.

I used Google and found this...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twat

As a derogatory insult, a pejorative meaning a fool, a stronger alternative to the word twit - 'He can be a complete twat' (often used in the UK)
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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 12:51 pm

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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 12:52 pm

MikeO wrote:
'Yes' is the answer to that.
I haven't yet done it to mine but I have the Stebel Nautilus sitting on the shelf ready.
Your patience will be rewarded with many helpful suggestions and pointers - some 'to the point' and others waffly like mine but all with the best intentions. Smile

Me too...

I bought one but I cant see any obvious place within the tupperware to mount it. Looking forward to see where you mount yours Smile
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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 12:53 pm

bigbird wrote:
Second line of your Wiki definition:

"It is a vulgar synonym for the human vulva"

Yes, I read that too. I was responding to your question "What's the definition of twat in the UK?"
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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 1:03 pm

I plan to install a louder one too, but not sure if the stock wiring is up to the task, so I will probably run a 10-12 gauge wire (with fuse) directly to positive battery terminal to a relay that will be switched by the original horn positive wire. I am leaning more towards a 10 gauge wire to accommodate additional lighting and power accessories in the future.

Jesse in Atlanta
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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 1:08 pm

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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 1:08 pm

I used the next best thing to Google to solve a problem... I went to visit Dennis..... after trying EVERY WHERE... we wound up using the right storage pocket. I sacrificed a tiny tine bit of storage but it actually fit perfectly.
I will provide an album for anyone wanting to see how that looks. I have removed it several times while mounting other electrical items that require me to locate power outlets and stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 1:18 pm

Gary, yes I saw some photos of your installation but dont really want start cutting pieces up. I find that a handy pocket Smile

I came across other photos on google where the guy used a two part air horn (the more conventional type where motor is separate from the horns) and he packed it all in underneath the fuel tank area. He did however have to trim a little of the tupperware...
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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 1:26 pm

Twat is a mildy insulting term in the UK simply because of its slang definition of the aforesaid female bits.
It's on a par with calling someone a D*ck-head, Pr*ck or Kn*b.

My dear departed grandpa, a gentleman, used the expression 'silly arse', and that in front of my grandma, who was a lady.
She wasn't offended. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 1:29 pm

TWJ74 wrote:
Has anyone replaced the horn on their swing?

https://www.silverwing600.com/t507-stebel-horn-installation#3528
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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 1:42 pm

Thanks Bill... my photos are there...
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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 2:17 pm

I searched around the bike for a suitable mounting point and eventually settled on the void directly behind the headlight. I have a non-ABS model, so I'm not sure if something ABS-related sits there on other bikes.

The Stebel Nautilus Compact (and likely the Wolo 419) fit very snugly in that area in a near-vertical position. The obvious drawback is that you have to pull the fairing to get it in there. I already had the front of my bike apart for a HID upgrade, so there wasn't any extra effort on my part.

I cut some strips of 1.5 x 0.25 inch rubber weather strip to pad the top and back of the horn body so it wouldn't vibrate or shift position. I also padded the frame bracket under the horn with the same material. The power leads rest next to the frame bracket, so I used insulated crimp connectors, heat shrink tubing, and a few wraps of electrical tape around the wires for abrasion resistance. The padding on the frame bracket was probably sufficient, but I don't want to get back in there again to solve a short that I could have prevented the first time. It was secured to the frame with a couple of heavy-duty zip ties.

Here are a couple of pics of the target area before and after the horn was test fitted. In these pics, the horn is diagonally mounted, but I eventually moved it inboard directly next to the tilt sensor. I needed more clearance for my fuse block closer to where the right pocket sits.

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I have a few more pics if they can help anyone.
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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 7:23 pm

Bill: Thanks for the link, those are the photos I was referring to.

Arron: Thanks for the photos, the ABS gear is just were you placed the yellow box Smile

If I ever get brave enough take the front off I will have a go at fitting the Stebel.

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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 7:33 pm

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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 15, 2012 8:02 am

Great videos, very useful. Thanks Bigbird.

I think it would take me half those 18 minutes just to get the top garnish off Smile
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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 15, 2012 10:24 pm

I gotta say, even with all this talk about human body parts, a nekkid Silver Wing is not a pretty sight!
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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 19, 2012 9:24 pm

Gary,

I'm interested in seeing the pictures of your horn installation using the right storage pocket but don't see anything under your name in albums - can you set me straight on how to see those pictures?

I'm hoping this might be an option for the Screaming Banshee Horn a friend and I picked up - he found a location above the forks on his Burgy but that won't work on the SW.

Thanks,

Rick V
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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 19, 2012 10:19 pm

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PostSubject: Re: horn replacement on swing   horn replacement on swing I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 19, 2012 11:01 pm

Rick... go to the link in Bill's post above this. There are a few pics shown . I am not on my Pc so I can't do any copy and pastes. Maybe tomorrow I will have time to get more shots.
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