Horn suggestion


Jul 5, 2019
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vancouver island
Wanted a much better horn than stock, and having had a Wolo Bad Boy installed on previous bikes was headed in that direction. Realized it was going to look kind of chunky in the OEM location, and decided to expand my research.

Settled on a pair of Hella motorcycle horns. pasted link doesn't work.?? manually goto - myhellalights.com S70 motorcycle horns

They draw 16w (which at 14.7v bike running) is about 1 A. Well within the horn button's limit, and no need to use a relay to switch a dedicated fused lead off the battery.

Sound - nice. Way louder than stock (probably x4 minimum), and the dual tone is also much more attention getting than the meep tone of the OEM.
Comparison - last bike I added a Wolo to, I forgot about it. One day I needed to hit the horn and scared myself it was so loud. OK, so these aren't that loud, but respectable. Price was great.

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Wiring was so easy. Used spade lugs and made up jumper leads between the horns and a tail with a male lead off one of the horns. The stock wiring is female spade connectors onto the horn. So made up the horns' wiring as an assembly, bolted them with a shared 1/4-20, and plugged the leads into the OEM connectors. 5 Min job once I wired em as a kit on the bench.

so - spring has arrived and im checking everything out ..... no horns. !!! after poking around, I tried backing off the pitch screw - and viola.
Re-tuned both and tightened lock nut. Go figure both horns siezed??? over winter. All good.
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Jul 31, 2018
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Madison, WI
NCX19 - I just installed a pair of Hella Horns after reading this post, and they are great! Thank you for the suggestion.

They are not super loud, in my opinion maybe only ~2x louder than stock, but I think that the two-tone sound is much more attention-grabbing. I followed your suggestion and crimped together a custom spade connector split wiring harness to hook them up.

I was able to mount them in a spot where they are far enough away from the engine that they will hopefully not get too hot, and high enough up that I can still remove the bottom fairing without first removing the horns. I may need to disconnect the wires to refill the coolant, though.

Original (left) vs. Hella (right):

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Making custom wiring:

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Close up of mounting and wiring:

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