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I've seen them for years, those $10.00 110 db electric horns at Harbor Freight. Knowing full well, you get what you pay for, I passed. Well, after stumbling onto a few positive reviews, I figured what the heck and bought a set.

DAMN, are these horns loud, and they mounted perfectly where the original ones were. Only complaint,

DO NOT USE THEIR DIAGRAM FOR THE RELAY, IT'S WRONG.

They are DEFINITELY worth the money, if you're looking at upgrading from your stock horns, and money's an issue, try them.

And that brings me to a question.

I am thinking about adding an airhorn to the mix. I love the sound.

Can I wire it in using the 40 amp relay that is working with the horns, or will I need to install a second relay for the airhorn?
 

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If it takes 40 amps to run them it is going to kill the engine anyway.
 

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That's weird. I have never seen horns at Harbor Freight. Is it an east coast thing, I wonder? Guess I'll have to go look tonight. Must you use their relay on a 'Wing?
 

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Yes, you need the relay.

I tried running them off the wires for the stock horns and there wasn't enough juice to really sound them off. Installed the relay and they sounded off.

They should have them in your local store, if not you can order them for the same price from their website.

Dave, it shouldn't be a problem. I had 2 separate 138 db airhorns running off separate relays on my 1100 for years and never had an issue.
 

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I had a set on my 1100i. They worked for about a year then started to fade. I opened them up and found the gasket/seal was cut from a cardboard box, couldn't read the language on it.

I did notice they were very similar to the horns on my f-150. Trip to the wrecking yard, spray paint to match the bike and I love the volume. Bike sounds just like my truck when I hit the horns. Same dB rating as the HF one, but better quality.
 

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The Bad boy Horns from Harbor Freight work well, and will fit up inside fairing on a 1500 in front of the right pocket, run your wires through , hook it to the relay and you done...no drilling or anything...
 

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I had a set on my 1100i. They worked for about a year then started to fade. I opened them up and found the gasket/seal was cut from a cardboard box, couldn't read the language on it.

I did notice they were very similar to the horns on my f-150. Trip to the wrecking yard, spray paint to match the bike and I love the volume. Bike sounds just like my truck when I hit the horns. Same dB rating as the HF one, but better quality.
Same here. If they get wet they will start to fade quickly.
 

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One little trick I learned is to get a pair of black pantyhose, cut the foot part off and spray waterproofing over it then spread them over the entire unit. Lets sound out, but keeps the water out.

I suggest you buy Queen size, nothing is worse than a run in your stockings.
 

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So, do these HF horns have a Road Runner "meep-meep" sound or do they sound like a car horn?
Mine currently sound like crap, so I want to replace them. But prefer not to sound like the road runner.
 

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So, do these HF horns have a Road Runner "meep-meep" sound or do they sound like a car horn?
Mine currently sound like crap, so I want to replace them. But prefer not to sound like the road runner.
Some the replies must be about another HF horn... However, the Wolo "Bad Boy" air horn sounds more like a trains air horn, and you definitely do not want it pointing at you when you pull the trigger...:ROFL:

The one I am referring to is the one labeled "Bad Boy"... I have NO experience with the others, but am liking my "Bad Boy" horn VERY much...;)

http://www.harborfreight.com/automo...rcycle////Horns&RequestData=CA_CategoryExpand
 

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i went to the local U-Pull-it junkyard and got horns off a chrysler 300m

they are made by bosch of germany

they are small enough with a little fiddling and trimming the bell a little to fit in the stock locations on the 1500.

used a 30a relay to power them, plenty loud!:bow:
 

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OK, so I went to Harbor Freight and they had the horns Richard was referring to. 10 bucks for the pair of them, including the relay. What a bargain.
How you got them to fit, I don't know. My bike doesn't have that kind of clearance.
 
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