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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!

Friday, March 23, 2012

The horn project

Getting the air horn installed is turning out to be a bigger deal than first imagined. Took it to a fabricating shop in Santa Ana - Cozmic Joe, who was referred by RAC from Pasadena, and he could not see a way to mount the large duo trumpet Wolo horn I had on the Road Star, so we went with the original Stebel Air Horn that did not work too well on the Road Star. When on the Road Star the wind force off the windshield at 70 MPH or more would cause the horn to lose pressure and not toot, but this time we are facing it to the rear to eliminate that problem...I hope.  Luckily Johney offered to ride down with me and as usual he was very helpful in providing some needed details and support.

Joe fabricated a simple wrap around bracket to attach the horn to the engine guard.  I would have rather had the duo trumpet model as it is wind resistant but does not look like it will work.  Next step is the wiring and relay to activate the horn. That plus the GPS bracket and wiring for a 12 Volt socket and then the BrakeAway throttle lock and we are done, once Johney gets it done that is.

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