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    Quote Originally Posted by drd
    I mounted my Hella Supertones.
    Don, Looks way easier than getting to the stock horns too.
    what did you use to strap them on? did they come with a relay?

    I too am interested in sound quality, I can't hear the stock one over my earplugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AprilIan
    Don, Looks way easier than getting to the stock horns too.
    what did you use to strap them on? did they come with a relay?

    I too am interested in sound quality, I can't hear the stock one over my earplugs.
    I got them from here. I had them on my previous bike. The sound is obviously different being a diaphram type horn and diffecult to describe, also since I retained the stock horn. The placement provides a slight upward, outward dispersion.

    The right side has an Al bracket I bent and painted. The left is just set into cavity behind the fan, in front of the plastic shroud and the side of the upper fairing panel holds it in place. I used some sticky velcro to soften the contact points on the horns.

    Don

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    How loud are they? Can you hear them with your helmet on while riding?
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    Hella Supertones db

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    How loud are they? Can you hear them with your helmet on while riding?
    The site says 118db. I can hear them with my helmet and earplugs on while riding.

    Don

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    Uhhhh.....

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    How loud are they? Can you hear them with your helmet on while riding?

    I demo'd my horn install (Nautilus by Strobel) for Bob this weekend. You have to hear my setup. You can hear the horn with earplugs in, helmet on and at TOP SPEED. I tried a couple configurations before this one. Hands down AWESOME. Just ask Bob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dugkim
    I demo'd my horn install (Nautilus by Strobel) for Bob this weekend. You have to hear my setup. You can hear the horn with earplugs in, helmet on and at TOP SPEED. I tried a couple configurations before this one. Hands down AWESOME. Just ask Bob.
    hmmm, I'm liking this... how was the install?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dugkim
    I demo'd my horn install (Nautilus by Strobel) for Bob this weekend. You have to hear my setup. You can hear the horn with earplugs in, helmet on and at TOP SPEED. I tried a couple configurations before this one. Hands down AWESOME. Just ask Bob.
    The Nautilus is definitely loud as are the Hella Supertones I have on my R80/100. When I swapped out the windscreen the other day I looked at replacing my dual Fiamms with one of the compact Nautilus horns. It looked like it could be crammed into the dash area but was a very tight fit & definitely up against the plastic. I'm happy with the Fiamms so I decided not to bother but I'd like to see a pic of your install.
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    Not bad

    Quote Originally Posted by EditTim
    hmmm, I'm liking this... how was the install?
    The install was pretty straight forward. Just like John said, I installed the horn in the void on the right side behind the dash. It comes with a relay that you wire into your harness and run a positive and negative to your battery. It is awesome and I could be happier.
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    Mounting challenge

    Any ideas where I can put these? BE NICE!!


    152 db!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by dugkim
    The install was pretty straight forward. Just like John said, I installed the horn in the void on the right side behind the dash. It comes with a relay that you wire into your harness and run a positive and negative to your battery. It is awesome and I could be happier.

    So how did you secure it in there? I use one of the mirror mount studs to hang the bracket for each Fiamm.
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    Bracket

    Quote Originally Posted by bikpaintr
    So how did you secure it in there? I use one of the mirror mount studs to hang the bracket for each Fiamm.
    I used the supplied bracket, which I bent to 90 deg and installed it on one of the headlight mount screws. That got the horn forward enough that the dash did not hit it when re-intalling it. I guess I should have taken pictures.
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    Has anyone considered the void behind this little plate (one on each side) for placement of a pair of horns?? With a few slash cuts on the inside of the front wheel well sound dispersion should not be a problem, though you likely would be limited to the diaphragm style since the void is only roughly 2" deep. I also wonder what the purpose of these voids are; they are connected by a thin hollow to the ram air intake so I wonder if they have a designed purpose. Though I'm not normally a brave soul when it comes to cutting holes in my nice bike, I might just try this mod out as the stock horn is definitely not acceptable and I'm not a fan of setting up loud rattly things behind my dash gauges.

    Let me know what you think!
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    Theres nothing rattling behind my dash panels & when I blow the horn it just sounds like a loud horn. Its a much better alternative then carving up the bodywork of your bike!
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    For those interested, I just installed the Stebel Nautilus Compact on my Fut. Here is a picture of how I installed it in the right hand part of the fairing. It's not ideal, but as others have described, there are very few places to hide something that big!

    Carl


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    My Nautilus install

    My install of the Nautilus was similar to Carl's. I laid it down on the fairing side piece with velcro to hold it in place, but still be able to remove it when I change high beam bulbs. The velcro just keeps it from sliding. I put a longer bolt thru the attaching hole and ty wrapped the bolt to the headlight frame hole which is visible in the picture. Picture is before ty wrap was put there. I used two just for safety sake. The ty wrap insures that the horn wont move into fork area and the velcro insures it wont slide there. I also added some foam between the horn and headlite connector just to be safe in case it wants to do damage to it The sound level really is pretty amazing. Nice dual tone too.

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