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Old 01-07-2007, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me if you can put the Original horns and a set of air horns on the same circuit on a 1988 GL1500? I have nice looking air horns, but they don't sound great (kind of squeeky), I wanted to re-install the original horns as well. Has anyone done this? Thanks.
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Old 01-07-2007, 10:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes you can. Thats how I have mine. I't will allow the double blast that you want.
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My 99se has it done that way. When you blast the horns you can barely hear the origional ones because of how loud the air horns are.

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Just use a relay that gets it's coil power from the oem horn circuit. Then wire the air horn compressor through the contacts in the relay to the bike's power. That way you won't over-load your horn switch. I have a pair of Fiamms' airhorns as well as the stock horns and it definitely gets your attention.

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Thanks I will give this a try!
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Mine is wired with the power wire fromthe rightof the original horns to the air pump relay, The left still goes to the original horn. Works well.

Just thinking that wimpy air horns likely have a problem of some sort. Check to be sure they are wired through a good relay and check all connections for loose or corroded. It could also be an air leak between the pump and the horns.
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A couple of drops of mmo or light machine oil into the airoutput of the compressor perked my horns up. Seems like the wipers on the compressor rotor dry out a bit.

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Seems like a drop or two on the intake side might lube the pump better. As long as it doesn't mix with dust and gunk and gum up the works.
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Exavid, I think on my compressor, there is a filter of sorts on the input side but I'm not sure. I didn't want to dis-assemble the compressor so I tried a couple of drops in the output tube and it perked the output of the compressor up substantially. Before I did it, the compressor only put out enough to squeek one of the horns. Afterwards, I won't try the horns inside as it hurts my ears.

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If you can't get in by the front door then the back door works. We're talking about air compressors here.Maybe the squeaky horn is an adolescent horn, in a couple years it'll sound like a truck horn.
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