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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2013, 02:10:27 pm »
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actually for the money you can't beat the Fiamms...
http://www.amazon.com/FIAMM-72112-Freeway-Blaster-Horn/dp/B000DINKPQ/ref=pd_sim_auto_11
I have heard these, with the high and low pair mounted, and they are DAMNED loud. ???


That's what I installed (the high and low pair mounted) and it is pretty damn loud.

Attached them to the OEM horn mount with two 3" metal extensions.
A bit tight down there but with the correct angles they don't hit the fender when going into driveways.
Does require a relay, though. Put mine under the plastic cover over the gas tank.
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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2013, 02:22:15 pm »
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I can assure you Max that the PIAA sports horn is a "real horn", some of us don't want to have to deal with a relay and a large horn that is a pain in the ass to mount.


My FIAMM 72112 Freeway Blaster Horns where a bit of a PITA to install.
If I knew about the PIAA sports horn, I would have probably gone with that.  :(

Powersports Slim Line Sports Horn (500Hz) $64.50 +shipping
http://www.piaa.com/store/p/411-Powersports-Slim-Line-Sports-Horn-500Hz.aspx#

PIAA 76501 500Hz Slim Line Sports Horn  $47.25 +Free Shipping
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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2013, 02:29:48 pm »
I can assure you Max that the PIAA sports horn is a "real horn", some of us don't want to have to deal with a relay and a large horn that is a pain in the ass to mount.

It really is a pain in the ass to mount.  Still think it is worth it, though :)
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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2013, 02:57:42 pm »
It really is a pain in the ass to mount.  Still think it is worth it, though :)


They are nasty loud for sure, sounds like a locomotive!  :thumbs:
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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2013, 06:35:54 pm »
I've had a Wolo on each of my last four bikes...i'll have one on my next bike too.
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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2013, 04:33:26 am »
The Piaa is looking like a good option

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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2013, 06:35:45 am »
The PIAA Sports horn isn't all that loud from the specs. No wiring? That's interesting...

•112db
•Works with all bikes
•Great for limited space area's
•No wiring required

The FIAMM 72112 Freeway Blaster Horn on the other hand IS LOUD. 130 dB 
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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2013, 12:50:41 pm »
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The FIAMM 72112 Freeway Blaster Horn on the other hand IS LOUD. 130 dB 

Yesterday, mistakenly pressed the horn button instead of the turn signal shut-off and scared the sh*t outta myself.

The Freeway Blasters ARE loud!
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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2013, 03:04:26 pm »
The PIAA Sports horn isn't all that loud from the specs. No wiring? That's interesting...

•112db
•Works with all bikes
•Great for limited space area's
•No wiring required

The FIAMM 72112 Freeway Blaster Horn on the other hand IS LOUD. 130 dB


It is in fact pretty darn loud Conrad.....trust me. And no relay or better wiring is needed, allot of Strom owners have these and so does a member of this forum on his ZG1000 "Pfloydgad".
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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2013, 09:32:23 am »
Word of caution - the nautilus I bought a year back had the horn glued like no tomorrow to the compressor unit. I actually had to dismantle the compressor top, cut the plastic shroud and somehow salvage the horn component. Once the compressor was put back together, it worked and still working great. So, it was a LOT more work to separate them, but worth it ! Without separating, you will be blasting yourself than anyone else.
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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2013, 11:29:12 am »
Have the Nautilus. The relay is a piece of cake and allows you to use both the OEM and the Nautilus at the same time. Mine was molded together so well that I didn't try to separate them, just mounted the whole thing under the right fairing. It does blast me a bit too, but not an issue with the helmet on and those around me hear it plenty well.

It's funny when the state inspection guy is standing there in front of your bike and tells you to hit the horn. They jump every time. The first time I got it inspected after the installation, the guy was kneeling down by the front tire. Almost knocked him over and got a "Holy S--t" out of him.
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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2013, 03:59:49 pm »
It's funny when the state inspection guy is standing there in front of your bike and tells you to hit the horn. They jump every time. The first time I got it inspected after the installation, the guy was kneeling down by the front tire. Almost knocked him over and got a "Holy S--t" out of him.

Not quite funny.  You could cause permanent hearing damage....
I would (and do) warn anyone first to stand back.
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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2013, 07:14:26 pm »

I can assure you Max that the PIAA sports horn is a "real horn", some of us don't want to have to deal with a relay and a large horn that is a pain in the ass to mount.


The one I posted that Murph sells is a real horn as well. It did use a relay but I was able to mount them in the stock position. Here is a thread I started detailing the installation. http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=8845.msg107269#msg107269

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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2013, 11:11:02 pm »
The one I posted that Murph sells is a real horn as well. It did use a relay but I was able to mount them in the stock position. Here is a thread I started detailing the installation. http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=8845.msg107269#msg107269



Yeah those are good horns, still like the no relay option for me though. ANYTHING is going to be better than the beep beep horn.  ::)
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Re: need a new horn
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2013, 04:57:02 am »

Yeah those are good horns, still like the no relay option for me though. ANYTHING is going to be better than the meep meep horn.  ::)

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