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Question Newby Horn Question.

Greetings to all.

I've finally returned to bikes after a 6 year RTA enforced layoff.
I can't get the old knees around a sports bike so have bitten the bullet and got a 1999 XT600E.
I'm really enjoying being on a big single again, having had an XBR500 many moons ago. (I know one of you has one).
The only thing that I'm really annoyed with is the horn.
Is there a more manly alternative that would suit the rugged nature of this beasty?

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PIAA Sports Horn should be suitable.

PIAA Sports Horn 400hz 500hz - YouTube

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That looks more than enough to do the job properly.

Thanx Mezo.

Anyone in the UK know of a reputable supplier?

Last edited by Hampo69; 29 Jun 2012 at 13:44. Reason: Added question.
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I can vouch for these:

Horn Hi-Lo tone Stebel Magnum 139dB pair. Be Safe Be Heard.TM802 MAG12 H+L | eBay


I got one on my XT600E!

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I just bought a slightly bigger and louder horn from the local autoparts-store. They had both deep and hi-tone ones. Direct swap, so easy to install, and only cost a few quid.
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+1 on the Stebel Magnum. I only got one (can't remember whether high or low) but it's good and loud, and an easy swap with the original tinny rubbish. The only problem is that the plastic surround has started to crack and fall off after only 12 months or so. I haven't hit it, so it's either the vibration or UV. Not had one, but I am told that the Stebel Nautilus is awesomely loud. People think there is an 18-wheeler somewhere

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That looks more than enough to do the job properly.

Thanx Mezo.

Anyone in the UK know of a reputable supplier?
You can buy them off ebay, i did my homework on horns that wasn't something i pulled out of thin air, you can hear all types of bike horns on youtube (some are riduclous) but them are loud with out the need for a bulky compressor (air hons) which sound crap & outdated now anyhow.

They make a louder one, but that one sounds better (nicer tone).

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