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Title: Noisy Horn, where to put it !
Post by: russ_fae_fyvie on September 23, 2012, 09:05:01 PM
Just bought a new Horn to replace the peep peep but now I cant find anywhere to put it !

I got a MAGNUM MSX HORN but its bigger than the wee standard so I wondered if anyone had the same issues or did you find somewhere useful to put it ??!!

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Title: Re: Noisy Horn, where to put it !
Post by: Mika on September 23, 2012, 10:55:21 PM
In the same boat as yourself. Took the magnum off the GS before trade in but the quick look I have had on the CT would suggest there is no way it is going to fit in the same place as the OE.

Probably a new bracket and an extension of the wiring will be required possibly under the front beak.

Out of curiosity have you been under the side panels yet to see if there is any room in there that it could possibly go.

The OE horn on most bikes belong on kids trikes
Title: Re: Noisy Horn, where to put it !
Post by: Africajim on September 23, 2012, 11:01:17 PM
Russ, a mate of mine has fitted a Stebil Nautilus to his Varadero, same as mine. While in for his MOT he was warned this will not be allowed in the near future? I know your bike won't need MOT for three yrs but best to keep on the right side. I'll go find the post mate,,,,.

http://adventurebikerider.com/forum/9-the-pub/161884-eu-super-mot-latest-from-mag.html#162165 (http://adventurebikerider.com/forum/9-the-pub/161884-eu-super-mot-latest-from-mag.html#162165)
Title: Re: Noisy Horn, where to put it !
Post by: russ_fae_fyvie on September 24, 2012, 07:37:22 AM
Cheers Jim
I need to speak to the local guy anyway about the GS this week to will ask him for his thoughts, the horn I got isnt an air horn so hopefully it will be ok. I've also got the same one on the GS and that is due its first MOT next year, so Ill see what he says about that as well.

Got the new Arrow Exhaust at the weekend, as someone said on another thread, it doesnt have the centre stand support lug so I'll see if the mechanic can either weld a small bracket on it or I may just take the centrestand off.

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Title: Re: Noisy Horn, where to put it !
Post by: revenue on September 24, 2012, 08:41:16 AM
*Originally Posted by russ_fae_fyvie [+]

Got the new Arrow Exhaust at the weekend, as someone said on another thread, it doesnt have the centre stand support lug so I'll see if the mechanic can either weld a small bracket on it or I may just take the centrestand off.

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Jim
Hope to see some picture soon of the Arrow Exhaust in the forum
Title: Re: Noisy Horn, where to put it !
Post by: Mika on September 24, 2012, 10:57:05 AM
My old GS had the magnum fitted for all its MoT's, the last being at the end of August. Had a good chat with the bloke doing the test and he never mentioned anything about the magnum being fitted, but as you have said Russ it is not an air horn so there should not be a problem with it in the future.

It's certainly a hundred times better than the OE and gets numpties attention
Title: Re: Noisy Horn, where to put it !
Post by: Africajim on September 24, 2012, 08:21:09 PM
Well, come the day of the 'super Euro MOT' your horns may be fine, those aftermarket exhausts won't be!  LOL!

There's a lot of changes coming up in the future for motorcyclists, hopefully a long time off. Just thought I'd mention the horn bit guys.

I've a standard can on my CT, do have Motad Venoms on both Varadero and Africa Twin though. Enjoy farkling your rides folks!
Title: Re: Noisy Horn, where to put it !
Post by: peace on October 06, 2012, 03:04:26 AM
So where u guys fitted the horn...i heard from my mechanic it cn be fix near to the fairing and tank  bottom area there where by got a bolts to tie on it otherwise if u got a crashbar maybe u can attached to it with additional bracket is a must change item as the ori horn cant even hear if travel fast....
Title: Re: Noisy Horn, where to put it !
Post by: scotsy on October 06, 2012, 08:19:23 AM
There is loads of space behind the LH side panel and even a handy Earthing point (several green wires around 1 x bolt a few inches southwest of the red ring in this picture)

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a201/scotsy/lhspanel.jpg)
Title: Re: Noisy Horn, where to put it !
Post by: russ_fae_fyvie on October 06, 2012, 10:12:05 AM
Cheers Scotsy, I wondered if behind the panel was an option, especially as Nippy Norman sent me a RED horn instead of a black one, it needs to be hidden !!
Title: Re: Noisy Horn, where to put it !
Post by: aerochair on October 08, 2012, 11:31:38 AM
Very useful.  I was sure the Stebel would fit somewhere - now I know where.
Title: Re: Noisy Horn, where to put it !
Post by: peace on October 08, 2012, 12:29:48 PM
That mean u got to open up the fairing just can install....what size of horn installed dun think it got space for something that is bigger size....
Title: Re: Noisy Horn, where to put it !
Post by: scotsy on October 08, 2012, 06:40:25 PM
You could get a clenched fist in there easily enough, dunno about a fixing point as i didn't look?

Press 'ctrl' and '+' buttons to zoom in (then 'ctrl' and '-' to back out again)

Don't forget to pop out the lower section of the panel from its clip before trying to push the panel forwards (the red circle in the pic)

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a201/scotsy/lhsidepanellug.jpg)

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a201/scotsy/lhspanel.jpg)

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a201/scotsy/sidepanellugs.jpg)
Title: Re: Noisy Horn, where to put it !
Post by: russ_fae_fyvie on October 21, 2012, 09:08:10 PM
Finally got it fitted today behind the LH Panel, what a difference in the sound as well !!

Cheers guys.

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Title: Re: Noisy Horn, where to put it !
Post by: Barbancourt on October 28, 2012, 06:37:12 AM
Probably most of you guys know, but if you plan to install one of these fancy very loud horns, don't forget to use a relay.