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FredRydr
07-26-2007, 02:41 PM
OEM horns sound loud enough in the garage, but on Interstate 81 next to the 18-wheelers, they seem useless.

Has anyone found space on their R1200R to insert a Stebel 2-tone unit?

Fred
'07 R

lawman
07-26-2007, 04:56 PM
The horn on my 06 R12 is the loudest factory installed horn I have had on the 40 plus bikes I have owned; I'll bet it would be an easy swap...

pgods
07-26-2007, 10:30 PM
don't know about the R, but I have the Stebel Compact Nautilus on my 1200GS. Damn thing would shatter a glass within 50 feet!

Contact Adventure Workshop and ask if the kit they provide will work on your R bike.

Motorwerk
07-27-2007, 12:24 AM
Fred,

Try the dual horns that were originally installed on the '05 RT's.

I installed a pair on my '07 and they are awesome. They may not be quite as loud as the Stebel horn but they are impressive.

The harness is already there. All you need is one nut, one screw and the two horns. The single horn is replaced by either one of the two horns.

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deilenberger
07-27-2007, 03:50 AM
Fred,

Try the dual horns that were originally installed on the '05 RT's.

I installed a pair on my '07 and they are awesome. They may not be quite as loud as the Stebel horn but they are impressive.

The harness is already there. All you need is one nut, one screw and the two horns. The single horn is replaced by either one of the two horns.

The problem isn't the harness - it's finding room for any extra horn. There simply isn't that much space or that many mounting positions on the front of the Roadster. The charcoal canister takes up a goodly amount of space behind the headlight and in front of the front shock. No space to speak of under the tank, and no mounting positions under it.

I considered adding a second horn back in the frame section behind the engine, but that section is wide open to the elements, and it would look ugly.

Take a look at the Roadster when you have a chance at a dealer - and see if you can suggest a spot where we can mount any extra/larger/auxiliary horn. I'm all ears on suggestions.

BTW - to the best of my knowledge - the Roadster wiring harness only has one horn connector.

Motorwerk
07-27-2007, 10:06 PM
Woops :doh Sorry about that, I mistook 'R' for the 'RT'

Have you looked into the FIAMM Freeway Blasters? They are considerably smaller than the Stebel horns but just as loud.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Product/tf-Browse/s-10101/Pr-p_Product.CATENTRY_ID:2009014/p-2009014/N-111+10101+121474062+4294966928/c-10101

deilenberger
07-27-2007, 10:57 PM
Woops :doh Sorry about that, I mistook 'R' for the 'RT'

Have you looked into the FIAMM Freeway Blasters? They are considerably smaller than the Stebel horns but just as loud.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Product/tf-Browse/s-10101/Pr-p_Product.CATENTRY_ID:2009014/p-2009014/N-111+10101+121474062+4294966928/c-10101I actually have a set in the garage that I was unable to get on the bike.. they're just a tiny bit too big - even just one of them for the space.

Motorwerk
07-28-2007, 12:03 AM
Well, there's gotta be room for one of these ;)

http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/silly-goose_1955_150076