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    Stebel Horn Install 2006 R1200GS

    Anyone done a Stebel horn install on a GS?

    IMHO, the OEM horn is weak and I have come to really appreciate the powerful Stebel horn (Compact Nautilus??) that I have on my ST1300. I'd love to hear how and where others have installed these horns on their GS's. Even though space was super tight on the ST, someone found a very elegant spot to tuck one away. Since the Stebel draws a lot of power, the OEM circuitry could only suffice as a trigger for a relay that powered it. I presume the GS would work the same way.

    Thanks in advance,

    Bob
    Last edited by deilenberger; 01-30-2013 at 03:41 AM. Reason: added year/model to title
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    Cool

    Did one on my 2011 1200gs, bought the kit from excelcyclewerks, complete with good directions
    Mine had the split horn/compressor. Only difficulty was installing mounting bracket, little room with large hands

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    here is Excel's page for the Horn kit

    http://www.excelcyclewerkes.com/index_files/Page732.htm

    I did my own it was not to hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super8mm View Post
    here is Excel's page for the Horn kit

    http://www.excelcyclewerkes.com/index_files/Page732.htm

    I did my own it was not to hard.
    Excel Cycle works no longer doing business. Apparently their relationship with Micatech has ended as well.
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    That is to bad, I talked to the guy that was previous owner of Excel at the MOA rally last year and he had some very neat stuff.

    Wish I had seen this about 2 this afternoon as I was on the phone with Micatech, I will probably call them tomorrow and order a Pack Rack so I will ask them

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    Quote Originally Posted by super8mm View Post
    That is to bad, I talked to the guy that was previous owner of Excel at the MOA rally last year and he had some very neat stuff.

    Wish I had seen this about 2 this afternoon as I was on the phone with Micatech, I will probably call them tomorrow and order a Pack Rack so I will ask them
    I spoke with Bob at Micatech this afternoon. Told me that they no longer represent the Excel stuff...but has a bit of inventory remaining. I'm trying to get one of the Stebel mounting brackets from them, which he said works well.
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    Oh ok, they had great looking curise control that was pretty slick but it does not appear on the site.

    thanks for the info.

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    Bob,

    Ditto on my message in your other thread: http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?46055 - I've added the info. As you might imagine a horn install on a GS might be completely different from one on an RT (or R or ST).. and putting the year/model in the title might draw some useful eyes into the thread.
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