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post #1 of 45 Old 12-30-2016, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Loud Horns

Mine just went back to the dealer yesterday for this recall and the starter solenoid recall, lol.

I also told them to throw on the Steble nautilus air horn I bought while they have it in for the recall since I'm too busy building my Rostock to futz around with the bike at the same time.
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... I also told them to throw on the Steble nautilus air horn...
Oh my, your bike will sound like a train I also have an air horn on my CB, but not as loud (I think) as the Nautilus. The horn I use doesn't require any special wiring/fuse. It's loud enough to startle people that don't expect the bike to have such a loud horn. When I was taking the final motorcycle license road test, the instructor checked the bike for properly functioning signals/lights/horn. It almost made his jump
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I have the FIAMM freeway blaster

cheap, easy to fit, effective, but riding through water in heavy rain has muted it a bit, i'll have to check that
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I have the FIAMM freeway blaster

cheap, easy to fit, effective, but riding through water in heavy rain has muted it a bit, i'll have to check that
Man, you have to mount it above the water level
Mine is pointing slightly down and so far no issues, thought it's true I have ridden in a heavy downpour only once.
The rest of the rainy rides was just gentle rain.
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those freeway blaster horns are mounted with
opening downwards, to avoid water..

they are cheap and easy to install, without need for
relays if the single horn, and are better than stock..
but its like questions of 'how much horsepower'
or braking power or traction of tyres etc etc,
where the 'more is better' response is
definitely relevant for horns..

as a signaling device to alert drivers/pedestrians etc,
without doubt, its better to sound like a mack truck,
than an appliance beeping..
even with the single fiamm [cbr250r] my tests
in real situations proved the benefits of
'being a truck' or buick to the brain of drivers
turning into my road space and me..

same for pedestrians and runners who seem
to be unaware of moving masses of metal
using the space they blindly walk/run into..

this includes [some] parents pushing prams
or even stepping onto the road without looking
while carrying little babies...

there is heaps of information and member feedback
on this and other sites incl cbr250r forum
with info relevant to cbr300r and horns..
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Mine still meeps in an ever-so-polite way, saying "Excuse me. Awfully sorry to disturb you and all that but, may I just point out that you're about to crush me against this truck?"
I should replace it with one that shouts, "Get out of the fecken way, fool!"

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before changing out the beep beep stock [250] horn
for a low tone fiaam ive had drivers changing lanes
into my space [late seeing cars ahead turning]
pause when i 'beep-beeped' them, but then
continue into my road space, and me..
including seeing them look into their mirror..

but, when the same thing happened at the same place
[lights with a right turn - left if it was usa]
and i gave them a blast of the 'buick' horn,
they immediatley turned back into their
original lane as i passed bye..

including some who responded with annoyance
as if i had no right to have a real horn on
my motorcycle... attitude..
some of them simply react to threats
including ignoring non-threatening,
motorcycles, scoots, pushbikes...

a new decent horn is the next replacement
for new cbr300ra.. the louder the better..
i see no problem with that given a
reasonable attitude of not treating it
as a plaything or without cause..
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My 85 BMW had an OK horn, but not as attention-getting as I would have liked. I added a second horn salvaged from a Mercedes that matched it in appearance, but clearly was not a match in frequency. As a pair, they worked great, but the mismatched tones made them discordant, to say the least. It made them very noticeable, which is kind of the point of a horn, no?

I will definitely be finding something more authoritative for the Honda. I don't use my horn often, but when I do...
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even a loud horn is less intrusive when
tapped for a moment, rather than held on..
so 'how much' they get, is down to you
and your thumb..

[cbr300r high horn switch location
has meant re-training thumb,,
practicing a different, larger movement
to reach and activate the horn switch..
if anything, it should be underneath,
close to thumbs natural position]
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even a loud horn is less intrusive when
tapped for a moment, rather than held on..
so 'how much' they get, is down to you
and your thumb..

[cbr300r high horn switch location
has meant re-training thumb,,
practicing a different, larger movement
to reach and activate the horn switch..
if anything, it should be underneath,
close to thumbs natural position]
I agree the horn button/switch should be under the indicator/turn switch, one of the worst things they did to the bike.
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