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cant toot my horn

FML got a new WOLO horn for sylvester and its DEO , take it back and get another crapped out one... WTF?!?! (both tested on bench power supply) and my stock horn is crapped out after 36k of mountain life and suggestions on another horn? louder and lower the better looking for truck horn



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My WOLO BadBoy has been on for almost 3 years and 50,000 km without issue so I guess I can't help.
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Are you holding the horn button long enough? The flux capacitor needed to power those bigger horns takes some time to build power and release it.

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If you don't want the weight or mounting issues of a compact air horn like Stebel Nautilus/Screaming Banshee/Wolo,

then try Hella Supertone Dual @ 118db - you sill need a relay for them.
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If you don't want the weight or mounting issues of a compact air horn like Stebel Nautilus/Screaming Banshee/Wolo,

then try Hella Supertone Dual @ 118db - you sill need a relay for them.
I've t those sitting around, still haven't installed them. had them on a few cars in the past and always pulled them off to keep when I sold the car.
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Are you holding the horn button long enough? The flux capacitor needed to power those bigger horns takes some time to build power and release it.

lol i guess not xD https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7K...ew?usp=sharing
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If you don't want the weight or mounting issues of a compact air horn like Stebel Nautilus/Screaming Banshee/Wolo,

then try Hella Supertone Dual @ 118db - you sill need a relay for them.
ill have to look into those, the wolo was kinda a gift from my roommate because he works at HF and got a good deal (yeah such a great deal :/)

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If you don't want the weight or mounting issues of a compact air horn like Stebel Nautilus/Screaming Banshee/Wolo,

then try Hella Supertone Dual @ 118db - you sill need a relay for them.
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SF... typically these airhorns use a sliding fiber board to generate the air volume needing to power the horn diaphrams. If the either the fiber boards are stuck or missing - they cannot fly out and create air pressure in the compression chamber.

The do need periodic oiling so the boards run with less friction... sounds like some thing broke.
Maybe over oiled and the diaphrams are sticky.
Only pulling these apart will tell us what is wrong, but because they are new - swap them out.
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this is the installation I copied...nice and loud like a car horn (which they are)...they've worked a couple of times at alerting drivers to my presence...

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...lp-please.html

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SF... typically these airhorns use a sliding fiber board to generate the air volume needing to power the horn diaphrams. If the either the fiber boards are stuck or missing - they cannot fly out and create air pressure in the compression chamber.

The do need periodic oiling so the boards run with less friction... sounds like some thing broke.
Maybe over oiled and the diaphrams are sticky.
Only pulling these apart will tell us what is wrong, but because they are new - swap them out.
no im guessing your right there, the first one had a chunk of one of the motor brushes floating in the packaging (did i mention that they are NOT lite handed with there inventory)

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this is the installation I copied...nice and loud like a car horn (which they are)...they've worked a couple of times at alerting drivers to my presence...

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...lp-please.html

ya as i said on the other page i plan to some day (when money falls into place) replace the stock one with those and something more comical were the wolo was going to go, i already finished up the wiring today (because i already drilled the hole in the dash) and just left the port on the relay open

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FML got a new WOLO horn for sylvester and its DEO , take it back and get another crapped out one... WTF?!?! (both tested on bench power supply) and my stock horn is crapped out after 36k of mountain life and suggestions on another horn? louder and lower the better

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This may come as a surprise, but did you check the polarity when bench testing, the compressor is like a screw compressor, one direction only or you will damage it.
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I have the Denali with the remote compressor, horn is located at the same place as the original--picture is posted under rad guard--if you want I can take a picture of the compressor location---the sound is the same as what Weljo has.I love it


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ya as i said on the other page i plan to some day (when money falls into place) replace the stock one with those and something more comical were the wolo was going to go, i already finished up the wiring today (because i already drilled the hole in the dash) and just left the port on the relay open
Thanks for your help in posting, please check your polarity, also make sure you put ear plugs in first, one direction it sounds like in your video, the other direction---well make sure you aren't close to a bathroom break ---last, you need #12 wiring and a relay for it to work properly, I have a fused weatherproof lighter plug with 30 amp wire and a 25 amp fuse, direct off the battery , use this for my compressor or trouble light (LED) . I tapped off that and connected the compressor relay to it. Because I have the remote compressor I was able to use the original horn wiring to switch the relay, just pulled the wiring back up towards the rad.

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This may come as a surprise, but did you check the polarity when bench testing, the compressor is like a screw compressor, one direction only or you will damage it.
+ to +(red) , - to -(black) just because
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+ to +(red) , - to -(black) just because
I have a valid reason to say what I did, I have the Denali with the remote compressor, I had a problem with the relay, replaced it but, my connections weren't marked, when I tried it, it sounded like your video------so I thought the compressor was screwed----I removed it with the connections intact, that is when I realized I had the polarity wrong. It doesn't work now, with + on +, why not try reversing, and then reversing back.----hey I make mistakes all the time, and usually on something simple, the complex stuff works the first time most of the time.

I got a good laugh at the last part, brought to mind some of the kidding in Canada between provinces, the Newfoundlander s or "Newfie' takes alot of kidding, one of them refers to the Newfie cutting a Cord of wood with the "Stihl' chainsaw , he was complaining how long it took him and he wasn't happy with it, the salesman was a little surprised and asked if he could try it out, so the Newfie agreed, the salesman proceeded to start the saw, the minute it started the Newfie asked what is that noise---something like that
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Hey, just in case, I can delete the last part of my last post, as it may be derailing the original topic of this thread
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Hey, just in case, I can delete the last part of my last post, as it may be derailing the original topic of this thread
xD no need im all for a good stories for someone to come across and get a chuckle as long as we arnt talking bad about our babies (the versys's)

and to please you i tried it both ways a few times +to- and - to+......i think it sucked up a cat or something because it made a sound like when i backed over one........i still think its DOA lol
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xD no need im all for a good stories for someone to come across and get a chuckle as long as we arnt talking bad about our babies (the versys's)

and to please you i tried it both ways a few times +to- and - to+......i think it sucked up a cat or something because it made a sound like when i backed over one........i still think its DOA lol
All I can say is I am glad I wasn't drinking my coffee when I read this, I laughed so hard I had
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lol i guess not xD https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7K...ew?usp=sharing


ill have to look into those, the wolo was kinda a gift from my roommate because he works at HF and got a good deal (yeah such a great deal :/)
FWIW- I have ONE each of the WOLO Bad Boys in my '08 and '15 Versys (this is the one from my '09 which 'died' last June in the NWT....), AND in my Mazda Protege5, and they ALL work fine, w/ MANY miles, many years on each...!

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FWIW- I have ONE each of the WOLO Bad Boys in my '08 and '15 Versys (this is the one from my '09 which 'died' last June in the NWT....), AND in my Mazda Protege5, and they ALL work fine, w/ MANY miles, many years on each...!
ya ive4 had 4 or 5 of them in the past on other bikes and cars and trucks never had this problem, i returned this one today and the guy just hucked it down on a shelf under the counter and it bounced out and he threw it back on it again... again not the lightest of hands >.>

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