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Old 25 Jul 2010
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Musical air horn fitment !!

Anyone ever tried these on a bike ?? I can't imagine anything better to bring a smile to an irrate African customs official..

La cucharacha is my personal choice but "dixie" Dukes of hazard style would work too..

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Yep, I had a set of those on one of my Burgmen Ted. They work well but are illegal in many countries - and NO, you don't need to use a relay when installing.
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After hearing the the racket from the freakin car alarms used as horns south of the US all the way down, I would welcome the sound of some nice air horn tunes
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Anyone ever tried these on a bike ?? I can't imagine anything better to bring a smile to an irrate African customs official..

Could work Ted. Some years ago I was having a hard time at a border in West Africa - bag searches, demands for money, everything is "not possible" etc when they came across a personal alarm - the sort where you pull a pin out and it starts screeching.

I showed them how it worked and then gave it to the chief official. I was stamped through in seconds and as I walked back to the bike I could hear it going off again and again.

Best "facilitator" ever was a Polaroid camera though. Taking pictures of the various minor officials that you come across and giving them the print eased loads of tricky "negotiations".
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haha that's brilliant !!
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