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Offline zed9

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Re: Recommendations for a louder horn
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2018, 01:46:59 AM »
Hold the phone. My scooter horn just arrived. I will do a sound check tomorrow if I can find someone willing to blast them while I'm standing off a distance away.

Now I understand that we men don't want any "scooter" parts on our bikes but I'm telling you this Helix horn is louder by a great measure and it can be just bolted in place without need of a relay.

I just bought one off eBay for ten bucks US. I know earlier that I said five bucks but that was before I scrolled down through the site and it said I was purchasing a horn that 'did not work'. LOL. I had to cancel the order, I'm an idiot.  :087:
But I just got a working one. Wait for my assessment.

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Re: Recommendations for a louder horn
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2018, 02:37:59 AM »
*Originally Posted by Kcklub [+]
Good post, I wonder why we even have a horn? For deaf folks?

What does this mean?
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Re: Recommendations for a louder horn
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2018, 02:42:39 AM »
*Originally Posted by Blackcell06 [+]
What does this mean?

The stock horn sounds like crap. I can't rely on it.

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Re: Recommendations for a louder horn
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2018, 06:29:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by Blackcell06 [+]
I just ordered an airhorn. Will let you know if its worth it. Should be here tomorrow  :305:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F5DQWY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Please do.

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Re: Recommendations for a louder horn
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2018, 07:40:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by Simoncrp [+]
Please do.
The air horn is the loudest thing out there. You have to run it through a relay however, and its big (at least for our bikes). It definitely can be heard. If you sound it off beside a cager you can see them jump in their cars. LOL.
I have a friend that has one on his bike. LOUD.
I wear earplugs when I ride yet I can hear it even if I'm well behind him.

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Re: Recommendations for a louder horn
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2018, 02:48:48 AM »
I'm mounting my Helix horn in the stock location. It's been sprayed black and I'm waiting for it to dry.

I did a loudness test with both horns off the bike. Not a great test. I had my nephew stand about 25 feet away and I held the horn in my hand and touched wires to the terminals.
He said the factory horn sounded irritating to him and the Helix horn sounded better. Whatever that means?
He wasn't sure which was louder but he liked the sound of the Helix horn better. He really hated the less than manly sound of the factory horn so I'm not sure how objective he was.
Kids.  :138:
So, no answer.

As soon as I mount it on the bike I'll be able to tell better. The holding in the hand while touching the wires created a poor connection anyways.

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Re: Recommendations for a louder horn
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2018, 03:05:03 AM »
*Originally Posted by zed9 [+]
. The holding in the hand while touching the wires created a poor connection anyways.

it is OK zed .. not like you were an electrician or anything to know better  :164:

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Re: Recommendations for a louder horn
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2018, 01:05:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by ras [+]
it is OK zed .. not like you were an electrician or anything to know better  :164:
Hahaha...The Helix horn created a bigger arc than did the Kawi horn so it's a more powerful unit.
I may check the current draw though I don't know how much the handlebar switch can safely handle. I think I'll compare the Helix switch to the z900 switch.

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Re: Recommendations for a louder horn
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2019, 01:48:49 AM »
I mounted the larger scooter horn. There's not much room for it in the original position so I couldn't use the factory bracket but I could use one of the screw holes.
The connections plug in without modification.
With a little filing of the Helix's horn bracket I securely mounted it. Pretty easy after I figured it out. There would be no room there for the larger air horn.

The Helix horn is louder by 15% I would guess but the tone is a little deeper and firmer sounding, if that makes sense. It's hard to tell in the shed. Definitely an improvement.

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Re: Recommendations for a louder horn
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2019, 04:31:18 AM »
*Originally Posted by Kcklub [+]
The stock horn sounds like crap. I can't rely on it.

Ahh yes. Now I get it. I think the same about the headlights every night 😂
Both my bikes are for sale.
2013 Speed Triple -19k miles
2017 Z900 -3k miles