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1Back to top Go down    Substitute horns on Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:06 am

Holister

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I really like the sound of my horns on the RT. They're pretty loud, but when I remove my fairing and go naked those horn are just not going to cut-it. They're ugly plastic.

Found thesetwin chrome horns on EME this evening and thought they'd do the job nicely.
Has anyone used these? Do they sound ok?

Are there any piezo type horns/sirens that would do the job? They come pretty small these days and could be mounted discreetly anywhere.
4th and 5th listing down
[url=http://www.sirens.com.au/electronic sirens_1.htm]http://www.sirens.com.au/electronic%20sirens_1.htm[/url]
Anyone have any ideas if these are legal or not on a vehicle.

Just fishing around to see what's out there and what others have used.


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1988 K100RT VIN No. 0094680
1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
Fuel: 95 Octane
Engine Oil:Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil: Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Substitute horns on Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:28 pm

Two Wheels Better

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If there's room on your motorbike these Stebel horns are amazing!

The errant driver will think they're about to prang into a fast-moving
B Double (lorry) bearing down on 'em.


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Bricks: '87 K100RS & Big Block'93 K11 frame, forks, Paralever & gearbox w/'02 K1200RS motor, brakes & wheels.
Other: '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '04 R1150RT, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7-R100 dual-plugged w/340 cam, big valves, 40mm carbs & exhaust.
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Substitute horns on Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:20 pm

Holister

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Very nice! Wow... 139dB affraid
The size is not too bad and price is good. I'll have to check the shipping to Oz.

EDIT: Just checked... These are available in Oz and a bit cheaper
http://www.onlineautoparts.com.au/buy/stebel-nautilus-compact-12volt-car-air-4x4-horn-black-139db-loud-bike-motorcycle/ZPN-01302


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1988 K100RT VIN No. 0094680
1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
Fuel: 95 Octane
Engine Oil:Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil: Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Substitute horns on Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:36 am

Comberjohn

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Check out the Stebel Magnum T80 or the later TM80.
Seriously loud and similar in size and shape to the original K bike horns.
Seems to be a popular mod for different makes.


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2010 VFR 1200F DCT
2010 R1200GS(gone)
1986 K100 Silver(gone)
2012 K1600GT(gone)
1984 K100RT Madison Silver(gone)
1989 K100LT Stratus Grey(gone)
1984 K100 Red(gone)
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5Back to top Go down    Re: Substitute horns on Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:01 am

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I don't know whether newer air horns are better these days, but my experience some years back was that there was a delay from pressing the button to sound coming because of building up pressure in the air pump, though good and loud when it came.
When I use a horn, fortunately rarely in warning situations (as opposed to greeting etc.) I want instant noise.

Any personal experience from anyone on modern air horns?

Bill


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1985 K100RT VIN 0028991 My original Very Happy (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT VIN 0029036 BOB the Blue Old Bike (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT VIN 0190452 Work in progress
1984 K100RT VIN 0023022 Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT VIN 0090542 Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT VIN 0183046 Work in progress
1993 K75S VIN 0213045 Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Substitute horns on Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:46 am

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1994 K75RT
1994 K75S
1992 K100RS

Past:
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Substitute horns on Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:53 am

indian036

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Prominent in red - Does not ship to Australia.
One possible reason is that horns that play a tune are illegal downunder. Mad

Bill


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1985 K100RT VIN 0028991 My original Very Happy (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT VIN 0029036 BOB the Blue Old Bike (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT VIN 0190452 Work in progress
1984 K100RT VIN 0023022 Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT VIN 0090542 Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT VIN 0183046 Work in progress
1993 K75S VIN 0213045 Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Substitute horns on Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:13 am

Point-Seven-five

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That's a shame.

Can't find room for them on my RT, though.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1994 K75S
1992 K100RS

Past:
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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