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Stebel Nautilus horn installation instructions
« on: May 14, 2011, 07:37:41 am »
I purchased a Stebel Nautilus and was looking for some input on the installation. As I recall, someone had posted some instructions with locatioin suggestions and photos prior to the crash.
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Re: Stebel Nautilus horn installation instructions
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2011, 09:16:20 am »
I just installed the Nautilus's bigger brother, Stebel "Compact Truck Horn" on my 2010. No pics though. Much deeper tone than the Compact Nautilus. The downside is it's physical size.

I installed it on the right side, under the upper fairing. I used two stainless, rubber insulated clamps to hold a short piece of aluminun bar stock to the fairing support tubes. It's located as far to the rear as I could get it and above the intake duct.
As to wiring...i ran a 15a fused 14 awg, pair of wires from the battery box to the relay/horn and a pair of wires from the stock horn with double blade adapters to the coil side of the relay. The stocker works in conjuction with the Stebel.

This one sounds at 300 Hz. http://www.stebel.it/stebel2009/products.asp?IDserie=17&uso=&tipologia=TUNING
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Re: Stebel Nautilus horn installation instructions
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2011, 10:40:25 am »
I was planning to purchase the Stebel Nautilus and follow the instructions and picture/diagrams from the old post.  Now that post is gone, I don't think I'm up to the task...I don't want to fry my electrical.   Does anyone knows who posted the wiring diagrams and photos for the Nautilus.   If you could be so kind to repost them if that is possible.  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Stebel Nautilus horn installation instructions
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2011, 11:19:17 am »
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Re: Stebel Nautilus horn installation instructions
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2011, 06:22:00 pm »
Well horse-hocky.  I was going to paste a link to my thread that showed all of my farkles, including the horn.  But I forgot about the damn forum crash  :(

I mounted mine almost exactly as CigarSki posted above.  It's a pain in the ass to do, but that is the only place I could find.  Here is a picture that sort of shows it....

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Re: Stebel Nautilus horn installation instructions
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2011, 07:29:14 pm »
If I recall, you need to splice into both factory horn wires and use a relay. Does anyone have a wiring diagram for this setup?
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Re: Stebel Nautilus horn installation instructions
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2011, 01:09:44 am »
Thanks,  It sure looks like a lot of work...removing the fairings, wiring...

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Re: Stebel Nautilus horn installation instructions
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2011, 10:58:59 am »
I ordered my Stebel Nautilus horn from bikerhiway.com and ordered the pnp wiring harness and
it was a very easy install or at least the wiring part of the install was easy.
Finding a place to mount it was the hard part.
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Re: Stebel Nautilus horn installation instructions
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2011, 02:21:01 pm »
Yeah, there were several pages like that. Good info. too. I had put up a thread about how I installed my Stebel to work only when the high beams were on; I kept the original horn and can choose between the two with the high beam switch (the horn button is still used to sound both horns).

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I purchased a Stebel Nautilus and was looking for some input on the installation. As I recall, someone had posted some instructions with locatioin suggestions and photos prior to the crash.
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Re: Stebel Nautilus horn installation instructions
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2011, 06:20:43 pm »
Yeah, there were several pages like that. Good info. too. I had put up a thread about how I installed my Stebel to work only when the high beams were on; I kept the original horn and can choose between the two with the high beam switch (the horn button is still used to sound both horns).

Brian

You must have nano-second reflexes or the ability to stop time so you can decide: (1) big or little horn for this situation? (2) is the bike on high or low beam? (3) switch headlight switch accordingly (4) finally hit the freakin' horn button!

I'm impressed!  :)

Me? I just nail the button and hope somebody at the receiving end is paying attention.

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Re: Stebel Nautilus horn installation instructions
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2011, 06:44:02 pm »
Well, it really isn't like that and your questions are out of order.  ;)

2) Low beam unless it is at night and there is no oncoming traffic. Always- I have HIDs and high beams tend to blind oncoming traffic.
4) Hit the horn button first and something will make noise no matter where the headlight beam switch is. I have an '08 so I have the FTP button on the front on the left hand switch set and hitting that button along with the horn button is pretty much habit now. It does not take any extra time and is sort of intuitive anyway; just squeeze everything on the left handlebar and the louder horn usually goes off.
1) If I can think about it, I can usually use the little horn. The big horn is kind of obnoxious in neighborhoods at night. But see the answer to (4) above.... if it is too loud, it is too loud but everybody will live.
3) See answer (4) above. It takes care of itself.

You should be impressed- I have two horns and can operate either one with no more buttons or switches than were originally on the bike. Hey, it is only one step away from the horn blowing and the headlights flashing with nothing more than an evil thought....  :D  But really, there are enough widgets on the bike already and I didn't want to add another button for the loud horn, and I didn't want to do away with the little horn entirely either. I guess you could look at it as a lose- lose situation. As it is now sometimes I hit the cruise control button and the guy I am riding with says “What?” Lotsa’ buttons, especially on the left side.

Brian


You must have nano-second reflexes or the ability to stop time so you can decide: (1) big or little horn for this situation? (2) is the bike on high or low beam? (3) switch headlight switch accordingly (4) finally hit the freakin' horn button!

I'm impressed!  :)

Me? I just nail the button and hope somebody at the receiving end is paying attention.
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Re: Stebel Nautilus horn installation instructions
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2011, 06:46:47 pm »
Yeah, there were several pages like that. Good info. too. I had put up a thread about how I installed my Stebel to work only when the high beams were on; I kept the original horn and can choose between the two with the high beam switch (the horn button is still used to sound both horns).

Brian

My theory is that if a situation calls for a horn, then the louder the better.  I don't want to get someones attention, I want to double their blood pressure and scare them so silly that they don't sleep for three days!
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Re: Stebel Nautilus horn installation instructions
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2011, 06:47:07 am »
Yeah, there were several pages like that. Good info. too. I had put up a thread about how I installed my Stebel to work only when the high beams were on; I kept the original horn and can choose between the two with the high beam switch (the horn button is still used to sound both horns).

Brian

Meh, I'm not impressed. I have eeg sensors embedded in my helmet, I just have to think about the horn and something blows.   8)
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Re: Stebel Nautilus horn installation instructions
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2011, 07:50:56 am »
You guys are awefully horny.....

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Re: Stebel Nautilus horn installation instructions
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2011, 07:52:07 am »
I think this (Stebel install on '09) was on the board before the crash:  http://www.twistedthrottle.com/article/articleview/384/1/28/
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You guys are awefully horny.....

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  Yeah, I think it's all because of her.