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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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The horn on my 06 Jackpot sounds like I ran over a cat. No one will ever hear it or if they do pay attention. Trying to go the easiest swap possible. I did a search but the only horn comments I found were for an air horn with bracket issues. Just want a loud horn that will use the current bracket. Thanks.

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The horn on my 06 Jackpot sounds like I ran over a cat. No one will ever hear it or if they do pay attention. Trying to go the easiest swap possible. I did a search but the only horn comments I found were for an air horn with bracket issues. Just want a loud horn that will use the current bracket. Thanks.
You reckin the cat is jammed up in the horn?
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The horn on my 06 Jackpot sounds like I ran over a cat. No one will ever hear it or if they do pay attention. Trying to go the easiest swap possible. I did a search but the only horn comments I found were for an air horn with bracket issues. Just want a loud horn that will use the current bracket. Thanks.
http://www.wolo-mfg.com/elec.htm - scroll down to the electric ones for cheap, good electrical horns that will fit in the OEM horn place.

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i had never used my horn till i hit it by accident a couple weeks
ago[by the way, no digital functions on speedo will change with that button.]
holy crap! what engineer designed that pos to go with a
over 1700 cc bike. ill take my honda metro scooter horn over
this one. yes, a horn change is coming.
no self respecting cat would want to be compared to our horns.
no wonder the harley guys dont wave at me.

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I was able to finagle the WOLO Bad Boy using the stock mounting location and bracket. Clearly it sticks out a little from the frame on my '08 Jackpot, but isn't in danger of rubbing anything. It's going to stay there until the end of riding season when I'll break it down into separate pieces so I can hide it better (I'll just run a vacuum line from the compressor to the horn at that point.)

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I always just put air horns on mine. Have had it on both of my bikes as well as my wife's bike (Stebel Nautilus). They're easy to install and usually you can find a good hidden install location.

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Actually if a cat was stuck in there I could pull its tale and get a better sound. These are the things I always wonder about with stock equipment. Safety safety safety and then put on brake lights, turn signals and a horn that suck. Charge an extra couple hundred bucks and set it up the right way from the start. Thanks for the advice. Getting a new horn tomorrow.

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Yeah you can't go wrong with an air horn. You can get the Wolo on the Harbor Freight Tools website or their store for about 35 bucks. Its identical the the Nautilus and screaming banshee (as far as I could tell from a lot of research they're even all made by Wolo when it boils down to it).

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I know people who paid a lot of money for air horns and other expensive alternatives. The strange thing is, they never use them. Its rare that you hear a motorcyclist use the horn. What I did was go to the Canadian Tire store (because I live in Canada) and I bought a Fiamm Freeway Blaster car horn. Its 130 decibels and is very easy to put on the bike and does not look obvious. For under $25 it works great and by the way.....I use it.

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The horn on my 06 Jackpot sounds like I ran over a cat. No one will ever hear it or if they do pay attention. Trying to go the easiest swap possible. I did a search but the only horn comments I found were for an air horn with bracket issues. Just want a loud horn that will use the current bracket. Thanks.
here is a simple horn I installed using 1 of two being the high pitch horn instead of the low pitch. I bought some cheap car horns from Harbor Freight. $12 mounts in the same bolts bracket every thing is the same..

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