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#751682 - 01/06/12 06:38 PM Re: Dual horns? [Re: BIWOZ]  
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When I bought my first BMW - a 2004 R1150RT, I had trouble with them. As I was getting used to where my turn signals were, I would accidently hit my horn button and scare the holy shit out of myself. They are the loudest stock horns I have ever heard on a motorcycle.


2008 SM 610
2006 CRF450X
2004 R1150RT
1989 FXST
#751702 - 01/06/12 08:13 PM Re: Dual horns? [Re: TonyT1200]  
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Originally Posted By: TonyT1200
snip He cried and ran to mommy. Oops. Felt like a jerk, I mean I got him to move but don't want him terrified of the bikes.


My guess is that half of us pray we WILL scare our kids away from bikes!!!! My daughters keep on threatening me that they will get bikes.

Kiwiaudio - interesting layout, not sure if it was intentional or accidental! Kissan SignalMinder, a very worthwhile gizmo, has a pretty smart drill and quite intuitive. (In the human factors biz, "intuitive" isn't the whole story, but a good starting point.)

For sure, might work better if we had a foot pedal for the horn compared to present confusion.

Let me repeat, increase effectiveness of dual horns is not from double units but acoustical from beats. And much more so with true air horns if you can shoe-horn them in.

Ben


R1100S, 1999 (don't know much about other models)
Riding 52 years but only last 47 on BMW boxers
Bike writings: http://www.tinyurl.com/6bvt23
(includes a 6400 mile trip, 20 days, with wife to LA)
#751895 - 01/07/12 07:25 PM Re: Dual horns? [Re: BIWOZ]  
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I'll send you the wimpy OEM beep-beep horn off my 96RS. You pay the postage. pm me.

I replaced it with a pair of FIAMMs, just like the ones my dad had on his Alfa Romeo. WOW! Two thumbs up.


I'm a man, and I can change, if I have to, I guess.

Eric
#752551 - 01/10/12 02:59 PM Re: Dual horns? [Re: elkroeger]  
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Yes, twin Fiamms are excellent. Necessarily made my own mount - Fun, frustrating etc. trying to get them both in there without the forks touching at full lock dopeslap
Even better through a relay !

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Mark (Kiwi)
1998 R1100RT
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