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    horn upgrade

    Stock horn pitiful.
    Want an easy upgrade (no wiring).
    Am away from bike on a biztrip - what is the amp draw of stock horn? And the claimed spl (db)?
    Would this be better:
    1x 12V Loud Car Auto Truck Electric Vehicle Horn Snail Horn Sound Level 110dB FE | eBay
    $4, 110db, 4amps.
    Thanks, Jim

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    Ran the test (3.6amps). Also, found out that stock is 110db, so not proceeding.

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    Good job on the testing.........proving some mods are NOT necessarily an improve or upgrade.

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    An upgrade to 130+dB is worthwhile, but it is not "no wiring". 4 amps can only make so much noise.

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    The stock horn might be 110 db measured 1" from it. In use on the bike there is no way it's 110 db. Meep, meep.
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    I'm putting a denali soundbomb, maybe two, on mine.

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    What kind of additional wiring is required for the Denali Soundbomb. I want to add one.

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    dB is a log scale, so actually a small numerical gain could be significantly louder.

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    When I changed the OEM horn on my cruiser I went to a Wolo air horn. However, you have to go through a relay or you will burn out the OEM horn button wiring. No real problem to d. I am thinking of doing the same to the NC. That dinky horn can barely be heard above the wind noise. I want to blow you off the road when I hit that button. Rode it last night for the first night ride. I was amazed how much that headlight puts out. Very good but still want to add some driving lights to the sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvogel7475 View Post
    What kind of additional wiring is required for the Denali Soundbomb. I want to add one.
    I believe it is 20 amps, too much to direct wire in place of the stock horn. A relay would be needed. 14 to 16 gauge wire probably.

    I think you can go a lot thinner on the wire than you'd expect, because this is not a load that's constantly 'on', tucked behind dry-wall next to insulation or bundled with other wires etc...

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