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WOLO Bad Boy Horn at Harbor Freight

This horn LOOKS identical to the Stebel Nautilus. Has anyone heard BOTH so they could give me a comparison of them? the link to the WOLO:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=94117
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They are identical. I took a broken Nautilus off of my KLR and replaced it with a Bad Boy (because it was available down the street and I had to order a Nautilus). Bad Boy is be appearance, the same horn. Just as LOUD too.
And I have the Bad Boy on the Versys also.

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Wondering where you mount this "Bad Boy"?

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I mounted a Stebel on the same bracket that the OEM horn used. Took a little bending in a vise and a few stainless steel washers for spacers to make it fit but fit it does. It faces forward and down so the sound points where you want and and water that sprays off the road can drip out. Don't forget to run a loop of hose from the air intake so liquid isn't sucked inside...under a buck at your local hardware store. Take the fitting with you so you get the right diameter.

Some other people have split the compressor from the trumpets and mounted them under the red cowl on either side of the fuel tank.


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I have mine on the left side, between the fairing and the tank. Did not have to split the horn or anything. It takes a little while to figure out a bracket for mounting, but it fits like a glove and does not contact anything. Being down there, tucked away, does not affect the sound at all. I left the stock horn where it was, just not hooked up.

Sorry, I did not take pictures as there are a bunch posted here and on other sites. A search should get you there.
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I bought the WOLO from HF yesterday. (20% off coupon).

I tested it in the garage with my car battery charger. Just about dropped the damn thing, it was so loud!

I've got the compressor and horn separated, and am attempting to mount both parts on either side of the headlight under the fairing.

A friend mounted a Nautilus upside down and has had two failures in short time.

I think it is the compressor that likes correct mounting, but maybe that is only for air intake reasons (think water drain).

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Side-by-side comparison of the Wolo on my bike and the Stebel Nautilus on a friends bike, they sound the same.

I ended up mounting mine in the stock location using the original horn bracket. I also had to straighten it in a vise, and I believe that I turned it over as well.

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They are identical. I took a broken Nautilus off of my KLR and replaced it with a Bad Boy (because it was available down the street and I had to order a Nautilus). Bad Boy is be appearance, the same horn. Just as LOUD too.

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Mounting the pump on the correct angle is a must. It has a little bit of oil in it. Without the oil in the right spot it will fail.

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Look at fasteddiecopperman's mounting point. I just copied his setup. Out of the way and rain. http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ghlight=stebel

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