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I want to upgrade the useless factory horn on my 2014 Cross Country. Suggestions please?
 

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I used a similar horn, mounting location and system, and relay on my '12 XCT for about two years before Paul made his excellent video (see link in VJ's post above). I used Paul's video for the instructions on adding the diode, though, which I did shortly after he put that up. I have nine (still) pics and captions that describe the process in my gallery, starting at this pic:

2012 Victory Cross Country Tour

In my case, I used a Stebel Nautilus air horn, which is the same model I had on my Burgman 650 for five years. You can get this at Twisted Throttle, among other places: Stebel Nautilus Compact Dual-Tone Motorcycle Air Horn, 12-Volt, Black or Chrome | TwistedThrottle.com

All of these dual air horns are plenty loud, and the fairing has enough openings that the sound is not noticeably diminished. As long as you use a relay, keep the horn protected from the weather (which inside-the-fairing mounting takes care of) or at least have the trumpets facing down (to drain any moisture), and use beefy wire (16- or 14-gauge), you'll be fine with any of them.
 

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Great info. EXCELLENT video! Thanks. I need loud in city traffic.


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This is the horn I have and I LOVE it!
Screaming Banshee - Loud Motorcycle Horns and Safety Systems
The fact that I can still tap the horn button and get a polite beep (when the light changes and someone is busy texting), or hold it for a LOUD blast. The headlight flasher is just a bonus.
Highly recommend!
 

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I went for the Stebel, via eBay,
got it mailed from local Geebung for $47 Aust incl. a relay and postage!
Cant go past that and its saved me from lane mergers a couple of times already, and its a real wake up call for txters in front of you wheb the light goes green and theyre just finishing thier latest txt!
 

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It's important. The factory horn is weak.


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Ford car horns mounted using road light clamps. Cagers think its another car when I let them loose.
 

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I think all my bikes and cars could benefit from a Stebel actually.
Its cheap insurance in the new age of distracted drivers.
BLAST them back to Reality!!!
 

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I like the WoLo ...

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I used 1/2 of a 2" angle bracket.
 

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Well went to the corner auto parts store and picked up a wolo 380-2t for under $20, was looking for the disc type that PaiN posted the link to but they were sold out so picked up this one looks like the ford car horns RICZ is using. Much improved low angry sound no more high squirrel squeak for a horn.
 

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Got a bead on the Wolo 300-2T from Acklands Granger.


KD. "It's gotta be KD"
 

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Out of the 30 some bikes I have owned not one ever came with a loud horn.
Motorcycle industry sucks when it comes to horns
 

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I found a slightly bigger and quite a bit louder horn on ebay for 15 bucks. works for me
 
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