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Tiger 800 - 800XC Mods & Workshop Workshop and technical talk for the 800 - 800XC Tourer - Adventurer Tigers

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Old 10-29-2012, 12:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I think everyone will agree how pathetic the stock horn is. They can't even wake a sleeping baby. I'd like to upgrade to Freeway Blasters or the like, but space seems to be very limited. Has anyone been able to do an install that isn't too unsightly. I know you can never make them invisible, but the cleaner the better.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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check out this thread:
http://www.triumphrat.net/tiger-800-...eir-800-a.html
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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In that thread "The Haymaker" suggests under the tail piece. I think that's a great location - there is bags of room in there for a stebel. I might put one in there this winter myself, while farkling around. I have had to use the horn to prevent myself being run off the road a couple of times - and one time for sure a stebel would have been VERY advantageous.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'll post some pics in the other thread tomorrow of my installation of the Wolo horn.

UPDATE: I have posted a link to some pictures of how I installed the Wolo. Follow the link above.

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Old 11-03-2012, 01:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'll post some pics in the other thread tomorrow of my installation of the Wolo horn.

UPDATE: I have posted a link to some pictures of how I installed the Wolo. Follow the link above.
Was gonna say, Mr. Yooper had cleaned up the install a bit from mine.

As far as stock horns go, be thankful. The Tiger horn is FAR superior to the dime store gizmo that was on my Ninja.

Also be forewarned on the Stebel, it goes silent at 6F.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I installed a pair of PIAA Slimline Horns. Vastly superior to stock. I plugged a relay into the leads for the stock horn and mounted it to the bolt on the headlight mount. I then mounted one horn in the stock location and the second is mounted lower on the crossmember of the Triumph engine guards. I picked up power from my auxillary fuse panel I that I had previously mounted under the seat. Pretty clean setup. Took about 2 beers to install and is nice and loud!!!
Total cost was about $60.00.
I always install a fuse panel (direct to the battery) on the last couple of my bikes.
Means I never have to splice into the factory harness and if I were every to have a problem with any accessory I just pull the main in-line fuse (be sure to install one) and it's back to the factory setup.
I use a Blue Sea unit from a marine supply but there are lots of choices out there.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the info guys. XYoop you did a great job getting all those close up shots, excellent detail. I wonder how much lag time you're getting with the distance between horn and compressor being a bit long?
One snag for me, I have a Roadie, so I'm missing the beak. If I decide to go that route, I guess that gives me a good excuse to buy the beak this winter.
Tilam, you say you mounted one of your horns on the crash bars, do have any pix of that? I've used twin Stebels and Fiamms on other bikes in the past, with good results. So I think that's more along the lines I had in mind.
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I wonder how much lag time you're getting with the distance between horn and compressor being a bit long?
Actually, I thought that there would be more lag than there is. I kept the stock horn hooked up for that reason, to add a bit more sonic assault, and in case the air horn ever quit. I find it quite difficult to just quickly bump the horn to give a friendly "meep" in traffic without the air horn kicking in. (1/8 of a second, maybe?)

It definitely makes a difference. I had a lady start to merge right in front of me the other day, and the Bad Boy announced his presence. She quickly changed her mind and gave a sheepish "sorry" gesture as I passed.....
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Actually, I thought that there would be more lag than there is. I kept the stock horn hooked up for that reason, to add a bit more sonic assault, and in case the air horn ever quit. I find it quite difficult to just quickly bump the horn to give a friendly "meep" in traffic without the air horn kicking in. (1/8 of a second, maybe?)

It definitely makes a difference. I had a lady start to merge right in front of me the other day, and the Bad Boy announced his presence. She quickly changed her mind and gave a sheepish "sorry" gesture as I passed.....

I had a similar moment recently. On the Pa Turnpike, with a truck to my right, a woman in the left lane decided she wanted over. I gave a nice long blast, she hesitated a second, then proceeded to continue into my lane. If I hadn't sized her up in time, she would have put me under the truck's tandems. That's when I started looking at horn options.
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