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post #11 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 02:36 PM
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So, this weekend I installed one of those WOLO air horns from Discount Auto on the Vaquero.

Honestly, it was pretty easy to install. I hooked it up with the supplied relay. I wasn't sure if it was safe to use accessory power or not (Or where exactly I might find accessory power on the front of the bike), so I just ran a wire for power direct to the battery (with a fuse, of course).

I installed it using the same bracket the OEM horn used. The thing that took me the longest was bending that bracket around until it was in just the right position and I was happy with it. If anyone else does this, save yourself a trip to the store and pick up some of those star shaped lock washers. The weight of the horn on the bracket was causing a problem with the bracket slipping.

After hearing how loud the horn was, I've got to admit I laughed my way through the rest of the installation.

I'd be curious about alternate mounting positions folks have used, specifically on the Vaquero.
here is another location
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Here is another location.


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Here is another location.
Now THAT is original!
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Now THAT is original!
Yeah - wonder how the sound is from in there?
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Yeah - wonder how the sound is from in there?
It's very loud. I think it resonates (amplifies) off of the side cover. Also it's out of the weather this way.


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I ride a Nomad and my Wolo Bad Boy is mounted to an L-bracket just in front of the gear shifter.





It sounds great.

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Horn mount on Vaquero

Here are some pictures of my horn location. I ran the OEM wires and put a 15 amp fuse in.
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So Dave,

Looking at the picture you posted I can't tell what you used to anchor the horn/compressor into the airbox. How'd you do it?


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So Dave,

Looking at the picture you posted I can't tell what you used to anchor the horn/compressor into the airbox. How'd you do it?
Well the air horn assembly has one bolt hole. So I bolted it to the air box itself.
Does that make any since?


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Kaw Rear Speakers/Galfer Break Pads
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Well looking at the photo it seemed that there was a metal strap around the bottom of the compressor and I thought that may have been the anchor.

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