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The stock horn mount worked OK for me with a bit of bending and a spacer to push it forward away from the body work.
That was my comment earlier in this thread. Well, here's an update. If you're considering mounting your Stebel in the OEM location, you might want to reconsider.
While giving my bike a once-over yesterday, I noticed the threaded tab where the stock horn mounts...the same tab I attached the Stebel to...had cracked. I assume it's a result of stress from the extra weight of the Stebel. A bit of JB Weld fixed the crack, but I no longer feel comfortable using or recommending the OEM location.
I remounted the horn in the space under the left side body panel (the tank colored panel that attaches to the tank). I split the compressor from the trumpet, reattached the trumpet on the opposite side of the compressor, and used a big zip tie to hold it in place to the compressor. The same clear plastic tubing that I use to keep water from coming into the compressor's intake nipple works perfect for feeding the compressor's output nipple (which is exposed when you split the compressor and trumpet) into the trumpet's intake. A piece of 1.8" aluminum stock ($4 at Home Depot) got drilled and bent to shape so the horn sits in the empty space with plenty of clearance all around. Only change to the wiring was a longer hot lead from the relay to the horn. HONK!
Probably should have taken this approach in the first place.
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Last edited by Bones; 08-18-2010 at 10:18 AM.