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    I've got my MOT (Govt compulsory annual service test) booked in for next week and I'm worried that my horn isn't loud enough. When pressed it makes a noise but sounds like a fully functional horn submerged in water. How loud is everyone elses horn?
    '88 Bros NT650J
    Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
    Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
    Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

    #2
    mines pretty loud..
    if you have that girgly underwater noise, you'll probably need a new one.

    besides, when you do need it, you want it to be heard.

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      #3
      Found this on ebay:

      http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HONDA-BROS-400...QQcmdZViewItem

      I'll give it a miss as it probably sounds worse than mine by the looks of the photo

      Will any 12v generic horn work on it?
      '88 Bros NT650J
      Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
      Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
      Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

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        #4
        Originally Posted by Swipe
        Found this on ebay:

        http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HONDA-BROS-400...QQcmdZViewItem

        I'll give it a miss as it probably sounds worse than mine by the looks of the photo

        Will any 12v generic horn work on it?
        any 12v automotive or bike horn works.... the key is finding one that fits.
        also, if its a "snail" type.. dont mount it with the horn exit pointing up at you.. LOL

        ive seen all kinds mounted on bikes before... theres a particular brand one i like, but i cant recall the name.. its stupidly loud, but it still sounds like a bike/car horn..(as apposed to a mack truckish horn) gimme a bit, and im sure i'll remember its name.

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          #5
          im still trying to figure out where to mount the compressor for the 10 mile train horn


          j/k
          i always just bounce the rev limiter for a second, that always gets peoples attention. but that wont fly in a inspection
          1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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            #6
            Originally Posted by jaysun0ne
            im still trying to figure out where to mount the compressor for the 10 mile train horn
            the compressor is the easy part.. hard part is where to put the tank...

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              #7
              UberHorn

              This one (the Stebel "Nautilus") sounds pretty good:

              http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/2137/

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                #8
                If you can fit it on your bike you will want one of these:- (requires Sound)
                http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...q=hornblasters

                Sample Sounds for Horns you can buy
                http://www.hornblasters.com/hbaud/nam5-2h.mp3

                http://www.hornblasters.com/audio/locochrome.wav

                http://www.hornblasters.com/hbaud/NAK3-1h.mp3

                http://www.hornblasters.com/hbaud/a200-1h.mp3

                Swipe,
                on your Horn there is a small crossheaded screw that if you turn slightly
                will change the sound of your horn, try it and adjust it to what your happy with

                JR
                "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

                • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
                • Ohlins Rear Shock
                • F2 front wheel
                • VFR750 rear wheel
                • Hiperform seat&headers
                • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
                • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

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                  #9
                  hmm... looks like this thread is still alive. if you still need a horn i've got a stocker in a box somewhere you can have it, just cover shipping.
                  ...

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by scott
                    hmm... looks like this thread is still alive. if you still need a horn i've got a stocker in a box somewhere you can have it, just cover shipping.
                    Thanks for the offer, Scott. I'll try JR's tip first when it's back from the shop (didn't get chance to try it beforehand) and then get back to you if i still need one.
                    '88 Bros NT650J
                    Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
                    Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
                    Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

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                      #11
                      Re: UberHorn

                      Originally Posted by Abquid
                      This one (the Stebel "Nautilus") sounds pretty good:

                      http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/2137/

                      a man im getting one of those
                      1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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                        #12
                        Hella Loud

                        Here's a pic of the Hella Supertone horns I have hon my bike

                        I used the 12V relay with the horns and put in an inline fuse. I was thinking of painting them black so they don't stand out so much.
                        '90 Hawk GT
                        '96 VFR 750

                        Ducati: Making mechanics out of riders since 1946

                        "No, it's not a Nighthawk"

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                          #13
                          na dont paint them

                          gives your bike a set of balls
                          1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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                            #14
                            I'm using a 1000 RR horn that is louder than stock and neatly tucked away in the lower triple.
                            '99 Ducati 748 with a 996 conversion

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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by JR View Post
                              on your Horn there is a small crossheaded screw that if you turn slightly
                              will change the sound of your horn, try it and adjust it to what your happy with

                              JR
                              I'll have to try that. Mine sounds like a toy.
                              Brian - Richland, WA
                              1991 Hawk GT
                              1997 VFR

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