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Discussion in 'General R1200RS Discussions' started by Sideshow Bob, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Aussie Import

    Aussie Import Well-Known Member

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    Swedkg , that is because you have a civilised society. It is not the same elsewhere.
     
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    +1 on that
    I had FIAMM Hi and Lo horns with a relay that I installed on another bike and am planning on doing the same with my soon-to-be R1200RS. Sounding like a regular car horn helps get attention when needed because drivers are used to that sound. I think it takes other drivers a bit longer to register the sound from a wimpy bike horn whereas a typical car horn gets their attention right away.
     
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    I like the way the drivers in the Philippines determined the right of way. They used the "Lug Nut Rule".

    He who had the most lug nuts, had the right of way. It seemed to work well.

    Chris
     
  4. Aussie Import

    Aussie Import Well-Known Member

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    Hi AZGeek

    I got a Nippy Normans cable to take the switch function for the relay. I removed the std horn (stepped off the bodywork for access), mounted the relay where the horn sat, ran a fused HOT lead to the relay. I mounted the horns from the frame bosses under the radiator and wired their earths back to the battery. I used thick wire with good crimp connectors. Has worked well and reliably for 2 years so far.
     
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    Hi AZGeek

    I got a Nippy Normans cable to take the switch function for the relay. I removed the std horn (stepped off the bodywork for access), mounted the relay where the horn sat, ran a fused HOT lead to the relay. I mounted the horns from the frame bosses under the radiator and wired their earths back to the battery. I used thick wire with good crimp connectors. Has worked well and reliably for 2 years so far.
     
  6. swedkg

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    Obviously not. Where I come from, the first sound of a horn comes a split second after the traffic light turns green. Maybe I a celebratory thing or something. Even seen people waiting in the first row doing that. It's just that they are so used to it that it became second nature.
     
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  7. Grumpy Goat

    Grumpy Goat Well-Known Member Contributor

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    :D Must be like in India .... I am told that those guys will not feel right unless they are blowing their horns at least sometime while driving, riding, whatever .... even if there is no one else on the road.
     
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    Wayne, the bell, lucky charm or does it serve a purpose? Camping alarm?
     
  9. Brimstone Mahone

    Brimstone Mahone Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I have ever used the horn on any bike as far as I can remember...other than to check to see that it works - usually prior to the annual safety inspection. ;)
     
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    That is called a gremlin bell. :) It has quite an important function actually. Read about it here. :)
     
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    I like :)
     
  12. Mr. 36654

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    Usually found near the Marvel Mystery Oil....
     
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    Excellent video Mr. Goat, thank you for taking the time to make it! I think I can pull that installation off. I will be ordering tonight but will opt for the wiring harness for $26 vs the can-smart controller for $240, although the ease of it is tempting. I have an Eastern Beaver 3-circuit solution under the seat and it will be easy to connect the harness there for power, same as I did with my V-Strom.

    Thanks.
     
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    Project us underway, so far so good. All panels off and I've run the wires to where the need to be. The harness has a lot more wires and is quite a bit more bulky than the CanSmart controller. The problem I'm running into is finding a place under the seats for all that mass since I already have an Eastern beaver 3-circuit distributer under there.

    The compressor is mounted right where you put yours, Mr. Goat. I don't have crash bars (since I don't plan to crash, lol) but that hole on the frame is perfect for a bracket which I already had several 3" ones laying around with ready made holes. I'm glad I grabbed a variety of them from a hardware store a couple of years ago under the "you never know when you might need these things" dept.

    So after I figure out where to stuff all the wires, I will mount the horn, run the tubing and let 'er blast.
     
  15. Grumpy Goat

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    There is a fair bit of room under there and I expect that you will spend a significant portion of the installation rearranging that area and all the wires going to both the distributor and the CanSmart controller. I am interesting in seeing some photos of the under-seat area and the mounted lights when completed.
     
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    Excellent video Grumpy!! BTW did you have any issue with Canbus faults because you used the Cansmart and removed the OEM horn? Also did you try at all to mount the compressor in the centre cavity just above where the stock horn was? It seems to me it could go there although it wouldn't be as close to vertical as they say in the instructions although I'm not sure that matters as long as it's dry. I've sent them a note to find out.
     
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    Thanks! :)

    No obvious CAN-BUS faults at the time of installation of the Denali SoundBomb horn, the intermediate connection of both horns together (and blowing them), and finally the disconnection / removal of the original horn. Also no CAN-BUS faults due to the installation of the Denali CANSmart Controller or any Denali accessories attached thereto.

    I did look at the cavity in the front of the bike between the headlight reflectors as a potential place for installing the compressor and found that there is not enough room there for the size of compressor, and also no way to mount it firmly. The compressor is pretty heavy and should be mounted to metal structure. Mounting it to plastic would likely increase the risk of fatigue failure at the connection point, which is a single bolt point.

    Regarding compressor verticality - that is needed to reduce the risk of sucking air into it if mounted in the open. Mounted in the space in the nose of the bike that is not an issue.
     
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