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Mounting a Stebel horn

I'm looking for a way to mount a Stebel horn without having to go to a machine shop to build a bracket. The wiring's not an issue, I already have a relay for the present "louder than stock" two-tone Fiamm horns. It's mounting the Stebel that's holding me back.

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A neat idea somebody came up with for the Stebel is to separate the compressor from the horn and connect with some pvc hose. That way gives you more placement options and you get to put the compressor nearer the battery with least wire for maximum decibels.



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I saw that. It strikes me as a solution in search of a problem. Practically speaking, running a heavy line 2' or 3', with the proper size wire, is all the same. In the end, the task is doubled (mount the compressor, mount the sounding unit) and the business of routing an air tight hose is added to the job. Pass.

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I have a set of dual Fiamm air horns which are connected with lengths of plastic hose, joined with simple push on connectors (as supplied oem) and they work VERY loudly indeed. They are mounted in front of the forks underneath the instruments with the compressor zip tied to the plastic 'shelf' directly behind the CC unit. Bracketing is simple and easily made. Have been there for nearly ten years and given 100% faultless service. I do not see a problem with separating the compressor from the horn

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I saw that. It strikes me as a solution in search of a problem. Practically speaking, running a heavy line 2' or 3', with the proper size wire, is all the same. In the end, the task is doubled (mount the compressor, mount the sounding unit) and the business of routing an air tight hose is added to the job. Pass.
Yes, but when you have to find dry space for 4 HID ballasts like I did, you realize looking over the bike carefully that certain spaces around the front 'shelves' and under the seat are high value real estate. Fit a horn in there and you may stymy yourself later on for something else more important.

I saw how much water damage had been done to the oem wimp horn I removed, so that was not going to be my first choice space.



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Yeh, but four of them is a big chunk of ballasts!



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Which is why I only have two.

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