Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by F Murtz, Dec 22, 2011.

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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    "Nev.." wrote
    My normal usage of the horn is somewhat sparing, usually just a 'pip'
    to show I'm there. Using the horn that way with the Stebel I got no
    sound at all as I get my finger off the button before it gets up to
    speed. On the ute I left the OEM horn in situ so I actually only get
    to hear the Stebel on the odd occasion that I hold the horn button

    The OEM Guzzi horns from 1975 came as a pair, with each having a
    different tone, combining to form a quite pleasing un-'pissly' sound
    that suits my use of it adequately. The single horn as fitted to the
    Norge by the factory does have quite a 'pissly' sound which ceases
    completely at forward velocities in excess of 90 km/h due to the horn
    actuator not being able to overcome the pressure of the oncoming air.
    This is what prompted me to seek an alternative.

    Theo Bekkers, Jan 1, 2012
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  2. In aus.motorcycles on Sun, 1 Jan 2012 15:43:34 +0800
    I wonder if one that yelled "Free Beer!" at high volume would get
    their attention....

    Zebee Johnstone, Jan 1, 2012
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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    "Zebee Johnstone" wrote
    I don't think you would need a very high volume (of sound, beer

    Theo Bekkers, Jan 1, 2012
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    F Murtz Guest

    Horns have next to no legal use on a modern vehicle except in the
    country to warn animals, they are sounded after the event almost always
    in the city they are to be used only as a warning of danger before an
    event other uses are illegal (Except when I want to frighten the
    excrement out of someone using theirs unnecessarily :) )
    F Murtz, Jan 1, 2012
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    Bill_h Guest

    Bill_h, Jan 1, 2012
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    Nigel Allen Guest

    Nigel Allen, Jan 2, 2012
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    TimC Guest

    I'm sure they know what they're doing, but 2/2 failures
    is... interesting. They did connect the hose to the right part,
    right? A compressor spinning but not pumping air to anything useful
    isn't going to be very useful, eh? I've had 2/2 successes so far.
    Some would claim you weren't riding defensively enough. But just why
    are so many drivers so incompetently crap that they don't even know
    it's a good idea to you know, check, before changing lanes?
    Don't forget to warn your workshop guys about it before they test all
    the electrics. Very loud in an enclosed space if you're not expecting

    Mounting on the BM was interesting though. The fairings are huge, but
    there's not much room under them once ESA is installed (I had to split
    the parts then join with a short length of hose). My own mount is
    fragile, but since the lot of it is wedged up inside the fairing, it
    can't really move much anyway (until someone needs to remove the
    fairings to access the air intake, in which case I'll probably never
    manage to get it back together again). Still working a year later.
    TimC, Jan 2, 2012
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    Nev.. Guest

    9/10 for me too because I had to grind their bracket off and get a
    couple of cable ties to fix mine in place. 50,000km and still going

    That poor review must be about the only negative review I've ever seen
    from anyone who has one fitted, and there are plenty of them fitted to
    bikes these days.

    Nev.., Jan 2, 2012
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    F Murtz Guest

    I am going to have that problem probably on my thirty year old R100 ex
    police bike.(have not looked yet)
    F Murtz, Jan 2, 2012
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