First off... with my helmet on I CAN'T EVEN HEAR MY HORN! It really need to be replaced. While Stebel is usually the replacement horn to use, because of the tupperware there isn't any place to install it.I've noticed that on the few times I use my horn, the other driver reacts very quickly. I think the reason we think our horns are "wimpy", is that the sound bounces to the ground and away from us.
Another thought is to ask yourself why you need a louder horn. Will it do any good?
I generally don't use my horn and just look for ways to avoid the situations where I might need the horn.
In fact I have. It is a tight fit but will go up in front behind the nose cowling. To do this I had only to remove the right side cowling down to the side of the gas tank.Stebels are really loud; you probably shouldn't be standing a foot in front of one when it goes off.
The problem might be finding a good mounting place. Has anyone done this? Pictures?
Thank you for sharing. I plan to install a FIAMM Screaming Banshee horn on my 2014 CTX700 (Fairing Model) and just wonder how your install went and if you have any suggestions?In fact I have. It is a tight fit but will go up in front behind the nose cowling. To do this I had only to remove the right side cowling down to the side of the gas tank.
Please note the aluminum bracket mounting the Stebel Airhorn.
The first picture is from the front side of the nose.
This second picture is from the rear right side looking forward into the nose area.
Wear your full face helmet.Stir crazy, what stir crazy? This entire situation is becoming a joke. The latest "No shoes, no shirt, no mask = no entry". Since I refuse to wear a mask, a lot of non essential stores have lost my business. I am now into saving, or rather spending less.
This was a good response to this issue. There is also the issue of wave propagation. Lower freqs. have longer wavelengths, the higher the freq., the more of the sound you hear in any given moment. With higher freqs. the doppler effect will be more pronounced to the listener as you approach them."Wimpy" horns are actually easier to hear! Our hearing sensitivity is dramatically higher in the 800-2000 Hz range, where a lot of these "wimpy" horns have the output. Like 30-40 dB (meaning 60-100 times more sensitive) as compared to the "manly" horns at 300 to 500 Hz. Yes, it sounds wimpy, but it is actually much easier for a person to hear. And when I need my horn, I'd rather it be heard clearly than not - but considered "manly".
SOURCE: 25 years as a professional acoustician and acoustical engineer...