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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-12-2018, 05:37 AM Thread Starter
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Useless Kawasaki Horn

Driving to work today, stick behind a couple of cars which are stuck behind a tractor. I pull out to overtake both cars and the tractor. Indicators on and both cars pull out almost in to me as im either in their blind spot and or they just haven't seen me. Anyhow time to us the horn......... what a useless piece of Japanese shyte. as useful as a chocolate teapot total waste of time . I could hardly hear the horn let alone anyone else, so time to change.
Anyone changed the horn!
Almost tempted to put an air horn on for the once or twice a year i'd use them!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-12-2018, 07:59 AM
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I swapped the OEM horn on my Gen3 650 for a Denali Mini Soundbomb. It's not going to shock a brain-dead cager like an air horn, but it's plug and play, and much louder and car-like than the whiney-little-bitch stocker.
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I swapped the OEM horn on my Gen3 650 for a Denali Mini Soundbomb. It's not going to shock a brain-dead cager like an air horn, but it's plug and play, and much louder and car-like than the whiney-little-bitch stocker.
Yep, did the same thing but mine is on a Gen 1 650. Had to buy the coal powered version of the horn for a Gen 1 but it still works well, particularly when its set to the "drop your phone while texting and driving" mode .

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Like all of the above, I kept saying the safety coarse taught avoidance, yes explain that when caught between a tractor trailer and a guy pulling a large boat with no extended mirrors , a guy on your ass behind you. Happened twice in one day, went straight to Twisted Throttle . It has saved my life countless times and prevented at least four accidents involving unsuspecting car drivers where I could see a collision about to occur , not involving me. I had at least 2 people thank me for the heads up ( car drivers ).

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I used a Wolo Bad Boy air horn placed up under the left side fairing on my 15'. Fits well and works well. Pretty loud............just removed and stashed the OEM one.
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...Anyone changed the horn?
Almost tempted to put an air horn on for the once or twice a year i'd use them!
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I used a Wolo Bad Boy air horn placed up under the left side fairing on my 15'. Fits well and works well. Pretty loud............just removed and stashed the OEM one.
X 3 for the WOLO Bad Boy horns. They sound like a Kenworth or Peterbilt tractor!

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Yep, did the same thing but mine is on a Gen 1 650. Had to buy the coal powered version of the horn for a Gen 1 but it still works well, particularly when its set to the "drop your phone while texting and driving" mode .
Another Soundbomb buyer. Beats the *crap* out of the idiot OEM horn. WHY, oh WHY don't bike mfgrs upgrade their horns? this has been a problem since 1970 when I started riding!!!!!
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Thanks to all for mentioning the Denali Soundbomb. I just replaced my horn this weekend. Big improvement and a very easy modification. Anyone can do it and probably should do it.
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