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Foodman wrote:
Has anyone mounted the Nautilus horn on a 1500.. If yes, where..
Yes, mine and NaturalyGW's are stuffed in the fairing, under and forward of the left fairing pocket. There's plenty of room in there and the sound goes through the ABS fairing quite well. It sits on top of the vent tube. 90 degree female spade connectors work best but you can bend the connectors over enough that the straight connectors work OK too. We had NaturalyGW's entire fairing off and apart while we were rebuilding it from his 60 MPH laydown and there just isn't much extra room anyplace. That was by far the easiest location we could find.

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AspectOne wrote:
mine is mounted under my right rear saddle bag
Got a photo of that?
 

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My airhorns have saved me 3 times so far. Look good outside of fairings and at 150 db, they are heard.
You got a photo of these 150's ?
 

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Photos of the 1500 mounting would be nice to see.



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How much of an affect/drain does an air horn of that strength put on your battery:?
 

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How much of an affect/drain does an air horn of that strength put on your battery:?
About 7 to 10 amps but you have to fuse it for 15 amps because if you double tap it, you will be trying to restart the compressor under load and this can cause it to pop a 10 amp fuse.
 

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Hickey wrote:
Photos of the 1500 mounting would be nice to see.



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I will get some photo's when I have a chance.

Here's the mounting on my old1200 Aspy in case anyone is interested.
Stebel horn on '86 Aspencade

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Thanks Jluv2dive,



I was going to try and mount it under by the kick stand but it looks to small and the dirt issue. I know some have done that but it just does not look good to me.



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Thanks John

I've been in there and forgot about all the room there..

1 more question

can you tie the new horn into the existing horn wiring??
 

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Foodman,



Yes, I believe you can but you have to put in a relay.



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Foodman wrote:
can you tie the new horn into the existing horn wiring??
Yep, I even left the existing horns hooked up. I just used quick splice connectors to tap into the existing horn wires. For me the easiest place to do that was behind the left fairing lower,up towards the top of the frame.

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John,



I do believe you have to run a relay in there also because the horn draws to much amperage for the stock wiring. I believe Rudy has done this in the past.



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Hickey wrote:
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Yes, I believe you can but you have to put in a relay.



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Correct. You use the existing horn wires to activate the relay. The other two terminals on the relay connect to the battery and to the + terminal on the air horn.

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John,



I do believe you have to run a relay in there also because the horn draws to much amperage for the stock wiring. I believe Rudy has done this in the past.



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Correct again. :)
 

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That's what I remember for the instruction for the horn (Nautilus horn) but it's been so long ago that I was going to mount it under the bike (and didn't) I was not real sure about it.



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Hickey wrote:
That's what I remember for the instruction for the horn (Nautilus horn) but it's been so long ago that I was going to mount it under the bike (and didn't) I was not real sure about it.



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I didn't mean to imply that the only wiring needed was from the old horns. In the past people have asked if you needed to mount a new horn button someplace to activate the new horn. My intention was to show that you still use the factory button, but I should have clarified that the power for the new horn comes from the battery. The air horn draws a lot more current than the factory horns.

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I guess we were trying to say the same thing but in a different way.



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i bought some from harbor freight

i have the wrap around light bar on my saddlebags i used plumbers bracket stuff the stuff with all the holes in it and its metal im not a plumber so laugh all you want

i used the existing boltholes for the saddle bags used some worm clamps to hold seure some brackets i made went to farm and fleet and bought some 1/4 inch clear tubing spray painted it black so it would hide better installed the air pump and electrics in the left hand ferring where the cb would go so you cant even see it ran the tubing under the seat and snaked it behind the frame you cannot see it at all except for a 3inch piece of hose and you wouldnt even know what it was they work great have about 25bucks invested


if you buy one throw away the cheap relay they give you and buy a decent one
 

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I really like that idea of putting the horn under one of the saddlebags.:)
 

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IdahoRaider wrote:
I really like that idea of putting the horn under one of the saddlebags.:)
Mmmmm... grindage.
 
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