Got a question for you all. I am trying to find a place to install my Stebel Air Horn on my 2013 CCT. About the only place I can think of is on the highway bars. Any suggestions or pictures of where you have installed yours?
Motorcycle Consumer News (available by subscription only) did an extensive review of horns a couple of months ago, looking at sound levels, tone frequency and quality, size taken up in mounting, current draw, and price (I think I have them all).I see there are a variety of horns that people are using for upgrades on the CC. Can folks who have upgraded list the brand and model number that you used? Or are there specs I should look for to make sure it would be compatible? I've never replaced one before. Maybe it is just as simple as power & ground and that's all?
What are the pros & cons with these various different horn models? I don't necessarily want mine to sound like a train, but I would like something more like an American car than the 'meep meep' of the pathetic stock horn.
If you use an air horn, you must use beefy wiring (e.g., 16 gauge) for max. volume, as well as being sized appropriately for the current, and you must use a relay. The stock wiring, horn button, and fuse will not handle these -- at least not reliably -- with almost 20-amp draw. If you're not familiar with relays and their associated wiring, you can get familiar with them (and ask for help here), or use a lower-current draw type of horn.
Pretty much "nope" to all your questions.For those of you who have mounted the horn inside the fairing, are all the wires clearly marked so they can be switched from the existing horns to the new one. Are the orignial horns also under the fairing, which would make tracing the wires easy.
The one I bought and installed -- on both my XCT, and another one on my Burgman 650 -- is the Stebel Nautilus (see my gallery, link below, for several shots of the install). I bought the one for my XCT two+ years back from Twisted Throttle -- http://www.twistedthrottle.com/stebel-nautilus-compact-dual-tone-motorcycle-air-horn-12-volt-139-db-black-or-chrome -- and the one before that from Griots Garage (who no longer sell those). I have no idea where you can get one locally; I've never seen a Stebel sold at a regular physical store.I installed the wolo big boy horn under the rear fender and I don't like it. Had someone come into my lane and I blew the horn and it doesn't have a good tone. I had ear plugs on and I barely heard it. Gonna remove it and return it. Going to get the Stebel instead. Where can I buy the Stebel locally? Which Stebel do I need to purchase?
They are very similar.I always thought Stebel and Wolo were made by Nautilus
1st pic is stebel
2nd pic is Wolo