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Offline The hound

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horn
« on: 12 May, 2018, 07:01:31 PM »
My horn has started to work intermittently  :087:  its a new horn fitted only 3 months ago  any one got any ideas where to start  looking to find the fault

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Re: horn
« Reply #1 on: 12 May, 2018, 08:37:17 PM »
Try cleaning the switch?
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Re: horn
« Reply #2 on: 04 June, 2018, 08:11:24 PM »
 cleaned switch ( still not working ) checked power to switch  (power ok ) checked power to horn ( power ok ) removed horn and tested direct from  a spare battery (nothing ) dead  , installed new horn (working perfectly)  . unusual for horn to go in that manner ???

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Re: horn
« Reply #3 on: 05 June, 2018, 03:34:09 PM »
Thanks for update.

Of interest;  does you new horn sound any louder (to others) or any less squeaky than the original ?
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Re: horn
« Reply #4 on: 05 June, 2018, 11:42:44 PM »
Hi 
 Nope  its still a weak peep peep , fecking usless really better off  shouting , but hey need one for mot , I once used a very loud whistle found it to be useful as a warning .
Anyone else used or using a whistle  :046:

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Re: horn
« Reply #5 on: 06 June, 2018, 03:17:55 PM »
 :028:

Always worth asking.





Traffic does hear the honda original (although I'd not rely on the horn or peoples reactions to it) but is just sounds so .... :307:
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Re: horn
« Reply #6 on: 06 June, 2018, 05:19:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by The hound [+]
Hi 
 Nope  its still a weak peep peep , fecking usless really better off  shouting , but hey need one for mot , I once used a very loud whistle found it to be useful as a warning .
Anyone else used or using a whistle  :046:

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Re: horn
« Reply #7 on: 25 June, 2018, 10:45:12 AM »
Does anyone know

which would be the allowed max power consumption / current@12V on the standard Horn leads
(e.g. not requiring a relay install to draw current directly from bat feed) ?

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Re: horn
« Reply #8 on: 25 June, 2018, 11:33:08 AM »
Fit a Denali Sound Bomb! about £25 off Ebay, fits standard fitting, just needs mounting arm bending slightly to push it up into fairing a bit. Best value, think it's 90 or 100 decibel. Guaranteed to alert dozy drifitng drivers

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Re: horn
« Reply #9 on: 25 June, 2018, 12:04:45 PM »
Was looking at the Denali Mini myself (113db) however it is said to draw 5A of current ...reason for my ask in the above post

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