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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-07-2009, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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horn instalation....info please

After way to many close calls I want to install a Steble horn. Looking for info on what I will need for installation. Im not mechanically inclined and will have my local shop do it for me....but I want to make sure I have all the parts needed. Besides the horn...is there a wiring kit ? Anything else? Also any ideas on the best spot for installing the horn. Thanks for any help you can give...
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-07-2009, 01:29 AM
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depends on so many things
the Stebel (Nautilus) horn must be fitted vertically
you can separate the air compressor from the horn element
there is a relay supplied with the horn, but its seems to have a dodgy reputation.
I think the horn shouldn't be forward facing if there is a risk of water being driven into the horn through the air outlets at the base of the horn

I mounted my horn behind the left hand takn panel, ground off the bracket, the with judicious use of cable ties, rubber panels glued to the tank..

you can fix your own horn if you want. the only gotcha is the OEM horn is 'hot' ie the circuit is always powered and the horn switch grounds the circuit to make the horn sound. relays are easy enough to fit, assuming you have a crimp tool, some crimps, some wire or suitable size.
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Here're some pics of my install: I used the Harbor Freight Wolo Bad Boy horn (a twin to the Stebel Nautilus , visually and aurally). I bent up a piece of steel used as a support for a shelf (first couple of pics show a 1/8" steel piece I tried, but it started a fracture when I "cold" bent it), then added a piece of (yellow) sleeping matt foam to protect the tank paint. It's under the left side 'fairing' panel as others have done. I attached the relay where the stock, crappy horn was attached, last 2 pics. Hope this is clear for everyone.
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Hi and Welcome Randy007,

Fixed my stebel below the front fork brace. See http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...?t=4763&page=2

Fix a relay as the stebel sucks a lot of juice.
So far, my stebel works fine even in the rainy season here.


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Try the following post at the UK forum at
http://www.mr2roc.org/phpBB2/viewtop...highlight=horn which may help (or not as the case may be).


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Here's the horns,wiring kits in the link below. There well worth it mine has keep me from getting hit a few times already.Really gets thier attention.

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Ok... um...WOW! that Bad Boy horn is awesome. Thanks fasteddiecopeman for the mounting idea and detailed photos. The install worked out well.
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Here's the horns,wiring kits in the link below. There well worth it mine has keep me from getting hit a few times already.Really gets thier attention.

http://www.bikerhiway.com/motorcycle...4_287_247.html
Does the plug-n-play wiring harness really just plug in, or is there still splicing and shrink-wrapping, etc?

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Does the plug-n-play wiring harness really just plug in, or is there still splicing and shrink-wrapping, etc?

It is true plug n play. I wanted to do some shrink wrapping just to hide the yellow wire. I installed mine where the stock horn was.

Remember that sound is directional.... no sense in blasting 139db into the fender or towards the motor!
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Pretty simple to do, Just re route the stock wire to your new horn.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 04:49 AM
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Sorry for novice question........how/where does the relay attach. I have a Stebel and have no idea how to 'wire' it with the relay it came with.....


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http://www.google.com.my/images?um=1...=&oq=&gs_rfai=

You have a few simple wiring diagram in the link above.



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http://www.rattlebars.com/mtz/basicrelayuse.gif

Here is another one.

Hope it work and is of some help to you.

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