Recently I had purchased a Stebel air horn to replace the "beep-beep" road runner sound with something a little more . . . Meaty (says the vegetarian
) Since today was a rare rainy day in Austin, it was time to install.
I started off by watching Paul's video
for installing an air horn. Although he installed a Wolo Bad Boy, it was similar enough and quite helpful for my installation.
I had everything wired up, even had the diode connected, had my mounting bracket in place under the fairing, and before I mounted the horn I decided to try it out.
Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Bupkiss.
I began tracing things back and finally tried the obvious. I ran a test lead from the battery and a ground to my multimeter. 12.45 volts. I then ran to the + and - on the horn. Nothing. Then re-connected the meter. 12.45 volts.
So boys and girls, the lesson to learn here is to test the damn horn FIRST, before tearing apart the fairing, cutting off the old horn connections. etc.
Guess I'll buy another Stebel from Amazon, swap out the horn, and return the old horn and new kit as defective.
Now I'm debating reverting everything back to stock, which I'll probably do, because tomorrow is supposed to be dry and in the 70's.
Time for beer,