- 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.
Friday, April 08, 2011
New horn addition
I originally upgraded the stock horn on the 2009 Road Star to a Stebel Nautilus air horn as I had on the 2006 Road Star. They are loud and very effective in warning another vehicle to get out of the way or don't crowd me on the road. The problem this time seems to be that wind pressure when going over 70 mph renders the Stebel silent. The little compressor cannot overcome the wind blowing into the horn so it cannot "TOOT" at those speeds and above.
Solution: buy a horn with two trumpets that have a cap on the end to keep the wind and air pressure out so it can blow. That is the Wolo Air Splitter horn. Bought on Amazon for $47, but it comes with no real mounting hardware except for the tubing, a splitter and a seperate compressor. Luckily we have Chuck on board and he has a knack for making brackets and attachments of all sorts.
As a result we now have the horn mounted and it works. My only slight concern is that the brackets holding the horn parts shakes a bit at certain idle speeds but hopefully it will not affect the internal mechanism.