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I`ve really got the Horn...

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I`ve just fitted a new horn to the ST. I tend to pop wheelies quite a bit and the downside to this is that the headlight bulb filaments break if the front wheel hits the deck too hard. Anyway, I decided to replace both my broken front bulbs with some "Narva Plus 50`s" although I don`t know why as I rarely ride the thing after dark! They claim to double the amount of light emitted and after testing them, that certainly seems to be the case. They should make me more visible in the daytime, too.

Because replacing the headlight bulbs seemed to demand dismantling the whole front end of the bike, I thought I might as well change the horn while I was at it. The stock horn is labelled 3 amp and 105db and sounds like a child`s toy. I bought a replacement in Supercheap Auto for $4.99 which also claims to be 105db but with 1.5 amps. It sounds TWICE as loud as the OEM horn. I didn`t have to dick around with relays, it bolted straight in and I`m delighted with the result. The horn is made by a company called 'Nightvision.'

[ This message was edited by: welshrob on 2006-11-07 16:06 ]
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As a Postscript, I got to thinking about what I`d done. As the stock horn is 3amps and the replacement is only 1.5amps, I decided to shell out another $4.99 and fit another one. Wired in series with 2 X 2 inch pieces of wire, 2 'scotchclocks' and two female spade connectors. There`s a screw on the back which alters the pitch and I`ve set one horn high and the other low to get that proper twin horn sound. The OEM horn bolts on to the bottom yolk with a bracket that has 2 screw holes, I just removed the bracket and bolted each of the horns to one of the holes using the small brackets they were supplied with. You have to be careful when positioning them, so that they don`t clip the fork protectors under braking. I`m delighted with the end result, extra loud twin horn note and the whole thing was under 10 bucks.
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