Originally Posted by larrykay
Jim, a lot of riders hook up their fuse boxes to the parking light feed as it is directly switched off/on by the ignition switch. This circuit is easy to find.
The Stebel horn relay can be hooked directly to the stock horn input and the stock horn left in place.
There is a lot of information on this site in relation to the Canbus system.
Welcome to this site. I and others have purchased from you..
Ok, thanks. How do people hook up a horn relay to the stock horn leads while leading the stock horn in place? Do they use a push-on double connector? I know Posi-Taps could be used but normally on my Horn Kits I provide male spades to plug into the stock horn leads. I don't think many people want to retain the stock horn since they likely will need to mount the new horn(s) in it's place and it won't be heard in any case.
However, maybe leaving the stock horn keeps the CANBus happy?
What I really want to know is if the CANBus even cares about the horn. Running a relay where there once was a horn would obviously be a big difference in the current draw.
While I"m here, are CANBus horns basically normal horns with two pushon terminals?
I'm trying to make CANBus specific Kits for all my Kits and need to know anything I should include with a Kit or what's different.
I have sold several Horn Kits to CANBus bikers and haven't heard anything back from them so I assume the Kits worked fine.
Ok, one more question for now - do CANBus bikes have wimpy horns? Do many people add a louder horn?
Any photos out there showing how and where to access the parking light wire? As you know I like to show customers photos and info to help them do things, not like some other websites with a just small photo of the product...
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