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Offline Gizmo

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Out with the blue - in with the red.
« on: 02 April, 2019, 01:09:27 PM »
Well the saga of my blue Mk1 is almost over - just need to sell it now.

I tried a V-Strom, CBF600, Crossrunner, Tiger 800 and ended up with another CBF1000!
A late 2016 MkII with only 4,000 miles on the clock in a very nice shade of red.
Honda Heated grips, Honda luggage, Tom-Tom, crash bungs and a weird add on blade on the screen.

V-strom : too tall, nice engine though. CBF600 : too cramped. Crossrunner : waay too tall.
Tiger 800 (low seat model) : great up to about 60mph, then airflow starts hammering your helmet, really bad.

So back to the comfy, feet on the floor, easy filtering, moderately economical CBF1000 and a massive trust that the stator problems have gone away.

4 weeks / 1500 miles later and nothing has broken yet.

ScottOiler was fitted last night which is good.
Can't use my TucanoUrbano bar muffs as they rub on the fairing inner  - which is bad.
Now, looking into some hard handguards to provide the weather protection.

Question - has anyone managed to fit a decent airhorn to a mk 2 with all the fairing lowers?

I took the unit off the old bike but there appears to be very little space left anywhere around the fairing or engine; and the frankly embarrassing standard horn has got to go.



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Re: Out with the blue - in with the red.
« Reply #1 on: 02 April, 2019, 07:51:25 PM »
Best colour!

I haven’t got the fairing lowers, they make it hard to get to the downpipes for cleaning............ and I do like to see my Engine.  :001:

What hugger is that you’ve got fitted?

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Re: Out with the blue - in with the red.
« Reply #2 on: 02 April, 2019, 09:24:14 PM »
Hi, I managed to fit a split Denali Sound Bomb under the upper fairing. Not easy but doable.

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Re: Out with the blue - in with the red.
« Reply #3 on: 02 April, 2019, 10:27:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by Pan404 [+]
Hi, I managed to fit a split Denali Sound Bomb under the upper fairing. Not easy but doable.

Funny, I was thinking about the big red twin air horn that I had on my GSX1100 and that might be a route to go except for the power drain from the compressor.
The split Denali looks like a compact version presumably needing less power.
I have a compact Denali from the old bike which nestled under the injectors but no space here.
I'd be really interested if you could post s pick of where you squidged it in.

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Re: Out with the blue - in with the red.
« Reply #4 on: 02 April, 2019, 10:33:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by phild [+]
Best colour!

I haven’t got the fairing lowers, they make it hard to get to the downpipes for cleaning............ and I do like to see my Engine.  :001:

What hugger is that you’ve got fitted?
It's labelled 'Puig' and nothing else.
Plastic with carbon fibre appearance.
Fitted by the previous owner, feels quite flimsy for £107!
It does the job but I'd have been dissapointed at that price.
« Last Edit: 02 April, 2019, 10:38:13 PM by Gizmo »

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Re: Out with the blue - in with the red.
« Reply #5 on: 02 April, 2019, 10:40:55 PM »
Just found out that the blade on the screen is another Puig part.
£75 this time. Splash the cash!! :027:

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Re: Out with the blue - in with the red.
« Reply #6 on: 03 April, 2019, 12:24:38 AM »
*Originally Posted by Gizmo [+]
Funny, I was thinking about the big red twin air horn that I had on my GSX1100 and that might be a route to go except for the power drain from the compressor.
The split Denali looks like a compact version presumably needing less power.
I have a compact Denali from the old bike which nestled under the injectors but no space here.
I'd be really interested if you could post s pick of where you squidged it in.

Without removing the Tupperware it's difficult to see. That said if you can wait till weekend, I'll see what I can do

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Re: Out with the blue - in with the red.
« Reply #7 on: 03 April, 2019, 12:59:11 PM »
*Originally Posted by Pan404 [+]
Without removing the Tupperware it's difficult to see. That said if you can wait till weekend, I'll see what I can do

Not doing anything just yet but don't worry about it if you need to remove panels - just hoped something might be visible so I could look directly at that location without going around the houses.

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Re: Out with the blue - in with the red.
« Reply #8 on: 13 June, 2019, 12:57:40 PM »
I bought a Denali Soundbomb Split and after half a day of faffing around I managed to get it mounted properly with a nice straight run for the air hose.

Warned the kids to take the Guinea Pigs away from the garage (didn't want any piggie heart attacks), pressed the horn button and sat down in shock.
   -   -   -   utter rubbish! Feeble. Weak.

The kids looked in and had one comment : "Was that it?"

Still, had to leave it on as the weekend had finished, used it a few times during the following week and it was just embarrassing.

So the following weekend was more faffing taking it off, more time making up a bracket and eventually getting the Ring compact that was on my Mk1 to fit, so much better.

https://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-parts/electrical-lighting/car-alarms-car-horns/ring-12-volt-compact-twin-air-horn

As a further aside, the construction on the Ring units also feels much more solid.

Just have a Denali to dispose of now.

 


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