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I like the Stebel Nautilus compact horn. Had it on my VTX and its loud and awesome. Trying to mount it on my newly-acquired 1994 GL1500. I thought I had a place, under the bike behind the center stand, where apparently a Calif emission control device is normally placed. However, it doesn't seem to fit there.

Anyone else mounted one? Any ideas where to put it? I've removed much of the tupperware on the bottom front and sides of the bike and still can't seem to find a good place.

Thanks, Mark.
 

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I have a 1984 GL1200 and I put it in front of the #4 carb behind the fairing cover. I love the horn! 139db of pure plug your ears horn!! :D
 

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I have made a bed of foam and laid it up as far forward as I could reach under the right side locking fairing pockey.
 

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Reinyrooster wrote:
I have made a bed of foam and laid it up as far forward as I could reach under the right side locking fairing pockey.
Does the fairing block the sound?
 

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I placed mine underneath the right side locking pocket also although I held it in place with some 'spray foam' and waited until it set up. Worked out well, sounds good and doesn't rattle around. I hooked mine up with a relay on a separate fuse but I triggered the relay with the regular horn wire so both regular horns and the Nautilus horn sound when I push the button.
 

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SailorKane....I suppose it must block out some degree of the sound but it's still plenty loud enough to get stupid's attention in the cage when he changed lanes in front of me and cut me off. I was still laughing miles later while stupid pulled over to the side of the road....probably to change his shorts.
 

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If this is the same style horn as the "Wolo Bad Boy", mount it with a couple of zip-ties to the center of thefront radiator grill.

It is reasonably well protected by the front fender and forks, etc. and the sound isn't blocked.
 

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Just fitted a pair of new Strebel Magnum Horns to replace of the duff OEM ones in a great place that I have found. Not only do they sound louder here but it also sorts out another problem that all of us 1500 wing owners have.

When we need to do an oil and filter change or change the spark plugs we have to pull the lower cowl which can be a bit of a pig to put back on. The problem is that if you have side marker lights fitted they tend to hit the horns and stop the cowl from going back far enough.

Remove the two OEM horns. No horns - No problem.

Anyway, where to fit the two new bigger and louder horns.

Remove the left hand pocket with the leather cover on and the right hand pocket with the lock on. Then take out each of the under boxes which have four screws. You will find that there is plenty of room in front of where these boxes sit to fit each of the new horns.

Now all you need to do is run two wires up from the existing horn wires to each of the new horns. Replace boxes. VOALA!!!

The new horns come with fitting brackets and wire connectors plus a small relay that is not needed as the OEM horns go through a relay.

Total cost about £40. Two and a half hours work. Bought my horns from Nippy Norman Ltd.

Keith Davidson.
 

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Keith Davidson wrote:
The new horns come with fitting brackets and wire connectors plus a small relay that is not needed as the OEM horns go through a relay.


Keith Davidson.
THanks for the post! This confirms that the best place to mount the Stebel appears to be in front of the left and/or right pockets. I am half-way through my install.

However, your comment about the relay got me thinking. I checked the wiring diagram for my 1994 GL1500A, and there is no horn relay shown on it. The lt grn wire goes directly from the horn switch to the horn. I don't want to put high current through the horn switch. The Stebel does need a relay, since the fuse that comes with it is 20a. Thoughts?
Mark.

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Later update: Got the Stebel installed in the right hand pocket. Attached the stebel relay via two sided tape on the back of the horn itself. I kept the stock horns intact, just adding the volume of the Stebel to the mix. It is loud! The fairing probably does impact the noise somewhat, but as Reinyrooster said, it is still plenty loud.

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absolutely use existing horn wire to control relay:action::waving:
 

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Mounted on the engine bar. Looks good and draws comment.
 

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I mounted mine in the space above and in front of the center stand using the bracket design by snapshot (see post #8) :

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum1/31229-1.html).

It hangs a little low and can hit speed bumps if you're not careful. Don't ask me how I know. :shock:

I ran a wire from the left horn up to a relay under the left fairing pocket where I have aux wiring and power. I then ran the main wires back and down the left side to the horn.

The (re)installation was fairly easy and the sound really gets out.
 
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