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Wolo Bad Boy on my Voyager, where???

Hello all, I just purchased a Wolo Bad Boy Chrome from Amazon. I got forced out of my lane the other day and I'm pretty sure the cager did not hear my wimpy horn. Well, that's it, this is a matter of safety.
I've heard great things about the Wolo and that's why I bought it. However, where the hell do I mount the damn thing??
I've heard horror stories about mounting it in the stock location. Apparently people have hit big bumps and their fender smacked into the horn. Has anyone had this happen on the Voyager?
I've heard of people mounting it in the lower right fairing but have not seen pics. Can anyone show me this and explain?
I've heard of people mounting it to the frame right up and above the gear shift. Is it loud enough being behind the lower? How did you make a bracket? Pics please.
Has anyone ever thought of mounting it on the saddlebag guard, kind of in front between the bike and the saddlebag?
Please let me know specifically for the Voyager, as it seems the most difficult to figure out where to put it.
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I originally mounted mine (I have one on each side ) using the bottom bolt of the right side lower, but it was close enough to the brake pedal that I wanted to move it. I ended up using a frame bolt behind the lower. I had a piece of chromed metal with holes already in it that I used to mount it in both places. About 1" x 10" (maybe a little less) x ~3/8". See pic below. I bent the bar just a bit to get the horn away from the hot engine. Not the most elegant mounting, but I wanted it aiming the sound outward, not down or back at the bike. I did coat the connectors and that whole area with Liquid Tape to protect them from getting wet and shorting. I also grounded to a bolt on that bar.

You just need some 1" flat stock cut and drilled. I would also round the ends, prime and paint it.

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I bought one a few months back, but really haven't put the time into trying to determine where to place it. I too had heard of the stories of placing it in stock location. Thanks Sabre-t for the suggestion!

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I put mine on the frame above the shifter. Mine came with the mount. You can use a hose clamp. I would suggest you use a piece of rubber like from an old tube between the frame and clamp to keep it from slidding. It will be plenty loud.

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Thank you so far for the suggestions and info. It's sounding more and more like it's usually put above the shifter.
However, I am sure I read somewhere that someone put it in their "right lower fairing". Does anyone know about this?

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Kinda in a similar situation. I just bought a pair of Wolo Loud-One horns. (one low, one high tone)
Now I need to figure out where to mount them.



[EDIT]: I think I figured out where they will be mounted. I'll post pictures once I have them mounted, as well as a before/after vid of the horn sound.

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Thank you so far for the suggestions and info. It's sounding more and more like it's usually put above the shifter.
However, I am sure I read somewhere that someone put it in their "right lower fairing". Does anyone know about this?

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Like I said before, I did that and ended up moving it because I was worried that it could get in the way of the brake pedal. That will depend on your shoe size and how you position your feet. Just use the lowest bolt holding the lower on. Do a dry run with a 1" wide piece of wood about 1/8" to 3/16" thick (I meant 3/16" before, now 3/8") to see how long you want it to be, where to drill the holes and if it will interfere with the brake pedal. I don't have a pic to show you.

Remove the lower bolt, put bolt thru lower hole in your bar/bracket and then back into the original hole. Tighten just enough to hold things steady, but will allow you to position the bar angle later. Put a bolt thru a hole a the top of the bracket with a nut on the backside screwed on with enough play to slip the horn mount over the bolt on the front side, then tighten the nut to hold the horn but again loose enough to allow some adjustment as needed. Wire it up, adjust the angle as needed and tighten it all down. The extra added security of a zip tie thru a 3rd small hole in the bar below the top mounting hole and around the horn mount is a good idea. Use lock nuts or lock washers to prevent the upper bolt from coming loose.

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Like I said before, I did that and ended up moving it because I was worried that it could get in the way of the brake pedal. That will depend on your shoe size and how you position your feet. Just use the lowest bolt holding the lower on. Do a dry run with a 1" wide piece of wood about 1/8" to 3/16" thick (I meant 3/16" before, now 3/8") to see how long you want it to be, where to drill the holes and if it will interfere with the brake pedal. I don't have a pic to show you.

Remove the lower bolt, put bolt thru lower hole in your bar/bracket and then back into the original hole. Tighten just enough to hold things steady, but will allow you to position the bar angle later. Put a bolt thru a hole a the top of the bracket with a nut on the backside screwed on with enough play to slip the horn mount over the bolt on the front side, then tighten the nut to hold the horn but again loose enough to allow some adjustment as needed. Wire it up, adjust the angle as needed and tighten it all down. The extra added security of a zip tie thru a 3rd small hole in the bar below the top mounting hole and around the horn mount is a good idea. Use lock nuts or lock washers to prevent the upper bolt from coming loose.
Thank you for that, I appreciate your help.

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Hi all, i ended up going with the suggestion from another Voyager rider on another forum and thought I would share.
I mounted my Wolo Bad Boy on the right engine guard (see pics). I used a U clamp, Lock nuts and cut and sanded a piece of aluminum and drilled three holes in it. The horn is solid and most importantly, loud.
Thanks to all for suggestions etc.

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I Mounted mine to the frame bolts on the left side right above the shift
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