Hailing from Italy, Stebel have a well established reputation for producing quality horns that make a lot of noise. This and the very awkward mounting bracket makes it very difficult to fit on a motorcycle. My first job was making a specific bracket for the horn. Upon first washing after installing S horn, the horn quit working. Get a magnifying glass, this is about 4X original size. The 3' wires in the kit are too short to reach from the battery area to the front of the bike.
Clasp a faston female on the fuse side and a faston eye on the battery side. Keeps it hidden from both the elements and prying eyes. The kit includes a 30amp relay for circuit protection. Hint One: you can get woven stainless fishing leader by the foot from sporting goods stores. As far as mounting, I was able to fabricate a small strap bracket that held the horn in the same location as the original, without separating the components or hitting against the engine. The package includes a relay and has a single, off-center pot metal bracket for installation — but this is rather like trying to hang a brick with a single screw. By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of data and cookies.
By member 'TimOz' 10Sep2010 see forum discussion Larger photos and a few extra can be found. Since I can't do that, I'm going to try and occasionally squirt some lubricant into the air intake hole that's the opening on the top of the pump cylinder, above, right next to the hose fitting. Reports have indicated that any water that enters the horn can also cause it to fail. Most motorcycle horns are 100-105 dB. Thankfully, the Fazer has plenty of space within the bikini fairing to accommodate the horn. I returned to dealer who offered me a free replacement relay, which he said was a problem with the horn. I added heat shrunk the ends.
I looked around and found the wiring kit - usually 29 or 19 bucks - for 9. If you have never installed a realy, there are several videos on youtube that show motorcycle horn relay installations, that can give you a general idea on how to approach it. Place a 25A fuse in the fuse holder. To get the most out of the Nautilus you need to power it direct from the battery via a relay hooked up to the original horn switch. You can stick the fuse holder to the side of the battery with double-sided tape. Upon inspection, one of the two functioned perfectly.
As the compressor had a conical air outlet with no barbs I glued this tube on and added a small zip tie. Left side of bike view. The horns are rated at 105-118 dB. Harley horns are routinely placed on the side behind the rider and most sport bikes have room on their sides aft for brackets. There is a small amount of weak glue holding the compressor onto the plastic.
On the decibel scale, the smallest audible sound near total silence is 0 dB. Which horn is the loudest? When the magnet is activated it lifts an electrical bridge that can carry a high electrical load. I separated the compressor from the trumpet, and installed the compressor in front of the battery in an upright position. At first I did not suspect the bike washing, but later determined that must be the problem-although I tried to be careful around the horn, I must have accidentally squirted those naked air ports with water. If not, it is something to high on the priority of your safety farkle list. With a reputation of being one of the loudest horns out there and an on paper spec of 140dB, I was however expecting a little louder to be honest. To which I replied, I know, so they can sell more horns This horn proved to be a first class piece of junk.
Wire lengths were sufficient to reach everything including leaving the original horn wires in place. Place faston females of both ends of the wire. It will be just enough until I purchase another horn. A passerby on a rainy day could have doused it with water rendering it inoperative. The Stebel Nautilus horn, in my humble opinion, should be a staple on motorcycles. Your ears can hear everything from your fingertip brushing lightly over your skin to a loud jet engine.
My stock seat fits on top of this, but was tight, so I tweaked the plastic panel under part of the seat to better accommodate the pump. The relay for the Nautilus has a small delay, which is cool. For you other metal bending guys, feel free to plagiarize and do something even prettier. Of course the relay is connected to the battery with an in-line fused wire. Wiring diagrams are also supplied for wiring the Nautilus in parallel with an existing horn if you so desire. Then I happened upon some filter cartridges at the local pet store.