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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!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Freight Train coming through-LOUD HORN

It took a while and several parts but we got the new STEBEL Nautilus Mini horn installed.  It took two different orders for parts, and 3 people total to install.  And it is loud. 
THIS IS NOT MY MOTORCYCLE OR ME, I BORROWED THIS FROM YOUTUBE AND IT IS A GOOD SOUNDING EXAMPLE.

The story.  When I bought the Road Star the dealer gave me a Big Bar Engine Guard but took off the stock horn bracket and lost it.  In order to put the STEBEL on I had to order a new horn bracket($48), and then the STEBEL with wiring harness ($81) plus use a metal bar I saved from the old horn. 

It took Johney Harper to install the parts and his son to figure out the correct wiring scheme due to some weird arrangement on the 09 Road Star and the horn not working.  The job Johney did to install the parts is nothing short of inspired at the very least.  I drove down with an alternate relay as that was thought to be part of the problem.  Also present was Rick S. working on some new springs, and showing up in his Sante Fe was Stan P. for a battery change.  Johney was more than busy, I had to take a number and I was there first.  Johney's son Wes, finally figured out the problem with the wiring and relay, way to go Wes.  HERE ARE THE ACUTAL HORN PICTURES:

Bought the horn from GPE Customs on the Road Star riders Forum.

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