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Air horn

It is an authentic Fiamm imitation. About can$25 when it was on sale at 
Princess Auto (no cute comments out there you non-Canadians... I 
believe "Princess" is a street name in Winnipeg). Princess Auto is/was 
reluctant to ship to the US, dunno why.

But here's some non-Canadian content:

On my 1999 R1100S, using two L-brackets and and some hose clamps, I was 
easily able to mount the horns to the compressor and the compressor to 
the bracket that previously held the lousy stock horn. The bike seems 
to have a horn relay and that horn relay, fuse, and remaining circuit 
are OK to drive the compressor. Mounting right behind the oil cooler is 
a very good place because the cooler filters out the bugs from the 
incoming airstream yet is acoustically transparent.

Somebody has a clever "signature" with the line, "I couldn't fix your 
brakes so I made your horn louder." Good point... up to a point. Loud 
horns save lives on quiet bikes. Air horns are quite a hoot.


On 2005 Nov  15 , at 4:47 AM, oilheads-digest wrote:

> Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 11:39:23 -0500
> From: Robert Silas <robert.silas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: Throttle shaft wear and TwinMax calibration  (was ABS)
> Ben,
> Where did you obtain an air-horn and what is the installation 
> involves???
> Bob