Inside fairing?Today I installed the WOLO Bad Boy Horn I got for Christmas. Pulled the faring, ran the wires from the battery and original horn through the harness up and under the faring.
Wow this horn is loud compared to the original!
I've had my Stebel mounted both inside and outside of my fairing. Mine is currently living inside...I'm no sound engineer, but I found less than 1 decibel difference at 4 feet with an industrial grade test meter. Had it in there for 3 years now and still quite pleased. YMMVInside fairing?
I put mine inside the fairing along with the relay. I watched the video from Paul Pomerleau and basically did it the same way. There is all kinds of roomInside fairing?
My used bike came with one there but wiring was messed up. Got that fixed. It's okay but the fairing limits the sound a bit.
I had installed several Stebels, on several bikes, before @Pauljp released his video (all of them great) on that.I put mine inside the fairing along with the relay. I watched the video from Paul Pomerleau and basically did it the same way. There is all kinds of room
Horn under fairing you tube link
I did not install the diode as Paul recommends but I'm not seeing any issues either.
Even under the fairing the Horn is really loud, probably at least twice as loud as the stock horn, and gets much better attention. It's a good thing to do.
First I've seen any posts about this but I'm late to the Victory thing.I had installed several Stebels, on several bikes, before @Pauljp released his video (all of them great) on that.
I also didn't know I had a problem -- or at least a potential problem -- until around the time of that discussion (see My air horn install video ). If you press the horn button, take a look to see if your turn-signal indicator light(s) flash for a fraction of a second. I had never noticed that until I specifically looked for it (because you tend not to be glancing down when you use the horn).
And having noticed that momentary flash, I decided that it couldn't be good for the ECM, so I added that diode, as per Paul's video. So look down for that, and if you do manage to see a brief flash, think about whether that might not be so good for the electronics on the bike.
Now, one other point, for those interested. Sometime between Paul's horn video and the purchase of yet another Stebel for a post-XCT bike, I learned that there's an easier way to accomplish the back-EMF protection, i.e., without having to solder a diode across lugs.
That is, they make plenty of relays that way, if you know what to look for. The one I bought for that next bike, about two and a half years ago, is the Beuler BU5084W, from this place:
Beuler BU5084W Waterproof 12 VDC Automotive 5-Pin Relay SPDT 40/60A without tab and negative spike protection12 VDC rated coil with minimum 8 volt to triggerNegative spike protection, protects sensitive electronicsWaterproof designBosch style relayNo mounting tab40 amp / 60 amp rated contactsSPDT - Single pole dual throwwww.qualitymobilevideo.com
(The price hasn't changed in a couple years. And as you might have guessed, the shipping was slightly more expensive -- $4.00 -- than the relay, but it was still a reasonable total.)
Bottom lines: if you want to protect the electronics, I would (and did) go with Paul's advice. And if you want to take the easy way out, you can skip soldering a diode, via a relay with one built in. Oh, and make sure you use the correct terminals on these anti-spike relays, because it matters.