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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Wolo Horn Mishap

I installed a Wolo bad boy horn in the stock location. I went over a hard bump slowly and bottomed out the front suspension. It forced the horn into the front fender and put a 3in split in the fender and messed up the paint. It's gonna set me back $250 to get the fender fixed and painted. Anyone have a good location for an air horn or other mounting advice?

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 08:35 PM
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That sucks.

Some people have put their horns underneath the side covers but I wasn't that crafty so I put mine by the shifter.

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Mounted mine to the brake side, lower radiator shroud mounting bolt.



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Just like Graybush, mine is on the left side frametube, however higher up by the top of the Rad. I would be concerned with it being down lower, because my left foot and horn could try to share the same space. The relay is higher again on the frametube to keep it out of the weather as much as possible. Sorry to hear about your bike.

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Solved!!!

Thank you for your suggestions. I bought a Stanley metal bracket, and longer bolts and mounted it on the left side. My wires reached and the horn is a safe distance from the ground. Not a 10 in the beauty department, but it turned out ok.
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Mounting of Bad Boy

I mounted my chrome bad boy to the Cobra Crash bar using a chrome Kuryakyn P-Clamp. Looks and sounds great !
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I installed a Wolo bad boy horn in the stock location. I went over a hard bump slowly and bottomed out the front suspension. It forced the horn into the front fender and put a 3in split in the fender and messed up the paint. It's gonna set me back $250 to get the fender fixed and painted. Anyone have a good location for an air horn or other mounting advice?

Thanks in advance.
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Don't mean to hijack the thread, but I was wondering if you went to a heavier wire size and fuse? I've had one on the shop shelf for several years, because when I mounted it, it would blow the 10A fuse. That to me, indicated that it needed a heavier fuse, which also means heavier wires needed, at least I would think that would be the case. I didn't want to go to the hassle of rewiring just for the horn, which I think involved lifting the tank to do the job.
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Re: Wiring

I used the wiring kit that Wolo sells with a relay and it works great.



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Don't mean to hijack the thread, but I was wondering if you went to a heavier wire size and fuse? I've had one on the shop shelf for several years, because when I mounted it, it would blow the 10A fuse. That to me, indicated that it needed a heavier fuse, which also means heavier wires needed, at least I would think that would be the case. I didn't want to go to the hassle of rewiring just for the horn, which I think involved lifting the tank to do the job.
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Use a relay and you will not have this problem. I mounted mine on the brake side like brianinkanata. Works excellent.

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I used the wiring kit that Wolo sells with a relay and it works great.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i01
I didn't use the relay, just hooked it up to the original wires. I do have the relay on the shelf too Guess I'll have to give that a try.
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