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Motorcycling has been a life changing experience. I hope sharing the info and pictures on the Blog gives you some idea how impressed I am with the experience, travel and the people I have met. Made new friends especially among Riders here in Orange County. Special recognition to Johney (Wrench)-helps with all the maintenance stuff+rides, plus other great riding friends: Ken Y., Luis V. & Minita, Chuck & Patty, John R., Joe, Carolyn, Gregg, Charlie & Carol, Rick, Stan P., Ed & Susan P., Barry, plus Terry, Bob B., Brian H., Glenn, William & Daveta Jo, Bob (Concho) and others. ************* DISCLAIMER: This is my personal write-up (Blog) of motorcycling news, rides and events that I am involved with in some way and not affiliated with any group, organization or club that might be mentioned herein. There should be no confusion regarding the fact these are my personal comments and not those of any other entity.

Amazing scenery, great ride, wonderful time.

Amazing scenery, great ride, wonderful time.
Monument Valley, Utah-9/2011 photo by Johney Harper!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Where to put the STEBEL ('LOUD') HORN.

The new 2009 Road Star California version, was delivered with an engine guard but dealer took the stock horn bracket off and zip tied the horn to the left front down tube. Great, now I have to order a replacement since the dealer has no idea what happened to the one they took off.

You might have wondered what the heck is a Stebel horn.  A Stebel is a miniaturized air horn made for small spaces and tight areas.  They are much louder than the stock motorcycle horn, but require special wiring and a "relay" for higher amp circuits.  No idea what a relay really does, but it works.

 Options include attaching it to the top of the engine guard, or installing a replacement stock bracket and then adding another bracket for the horn, or attaching a clamp to the down tube with some sort of metal bracket to hold it in place.  There are a lot more parts and tubes in the way compared to my previous 2006.

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