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Mounting Stebel Nautilus compact airhorn

guys, my 300 isnt here yet, i need someone to take a tape measure and tell me the distance from the battery to the horn. no need to take bike apart, just a rough measurement thats reasonably close will do

the reason i ask im checking my wiring harness for my stebel airhorn will fit when the 300 gets here

http://www.stebel.it/stebel2012/prod...tipologia=auto


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this photo isnt the best, but it will do, its taken with my mobile phone, its a photo of the airhorn and wiring harness and the plate to mount it with


the idea is simple.

remove the left faring off the bike and remove the upper 6mm bolt from the bike that holds the stock horn and top mount of the radiator to the bike. replace it with a 40 millimetre 6mm bolt so theres some extra bolt hanging out the back of the radiator.

attach the aluminium plate i have bolted to the airhorn already to the long bolt we now have installed thru the radiator mounting point.

the original horn can stay on the bike, but wont be used. you could save a tiny bit of weight if you remove it, but why bother, it wont make any difference.

the top of the aluminium plate i have already drilled a small 6.5mm hole in to it to slide over the new bolt and theres 2 nuts to hold it on, a nyloc and a standard nut, put the standard one on first, then the nylock just to be double sure it wont fall off.
im also toying with the idea of attaching a fishing line tether to it incase the aluminium plate breaks from vibration.
if i tether it, then when/if the plate brakes the horn will drop down slightly and not all the way down and past the fairing and drag on the road and might even cause me an accident.
the fishing line tether is used on the end of fishing lines to attach your hook to, usually made from some kind of wire.

im sorry im not all that knowledgeable about fishing but those who are will know what im talking about

put the tether on over the bolt, then put the aluminium plate on then the bolts so it will always be there attached solidly to the bike, do this at both ends of the plate where it attaches to bike and where it attaches to the airhorn.

i will have a chat to the dealer and get them to fit this to my bike rather then me do it, they need to pull my bike to bits to fit everything i rodered for it anyhow so no big dramas there.

i was going to write a small article on how to wire up a realy to run your airhorn but i did a quick google search and i found one instead

http://www.nathanielsalzman.com/diy/...ilus-air-horn/

and the wiring diagram is exactly how i did it as well


always use a relay to power anything bigger then the stock horn, no matter if it a motorcycle or car, the stock wiring isnt built to carry the high current needed to drive airhorns like these.they are cheap and readily available at parts stores if one ever fails on your bike. a wise idea is to carry a spare with you anyhow.
one thing this diagram doesn’t show that it should is a fuse on the wire from the battery. it should always have a fuse attached to it, and put it on the wire so it is as close to the battery as possible.reason for this is so if you put the fuse at the end of the wire nearest the horn and the wire breaks before the fuse, you will have a live power cable floating around shorting out and causing grief. if you put the fuse at the wire that connects to the battery then that’s much smarter, not live wires floating round then, the fuse will blow and then go dead.

the wires that go to the stock horn get connect to the relay on port number 85 and 86

12 volt positive (+) goes to port 30 on the relay

it gets switched to port 87 on the relay, run that wire to the horn positive (+) side
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bump, can anyone grab a tape measure and give me the distance from the battery to the horn near the forks at all??
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thanks everyone for your replies, if you make the wires 1.2 meters long there will be more then enough, i went to my local kwaka dealer with my airhorn and wiring and it will fit perfectly... *sigh* the long wait for my 300 SE ABS is killing me!!


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Sorry cruizin, hadn't seen this thread. I would have checked it for you.

Bookmarking this and the other thread though. I'll probably get to this mod sooner than later... The stock road runner horn has got to go.


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its cool Dave, thanks for your offer though. Im very confident there is enough room behind the fiaring at the back of the radiator to mount this airhorn, i cant believe the amount of space there is between the fairing and the motor, no wonder everyone mistakes it for a 600, lol

to further explain about how i think it will mount and will work, if you look here

http://www.kawasakipartshouse.com/oe...466b5/radiator

now look at upper left where it says

chassis electrical equipment

aka, the horn

it looks like theres just the one 6mm bolt that goes thru the holder for the horn bracket and the the radiator bracket too, so if you remove that bolt and replace it with a 6mm x 50mm bolt, you should have more then enough bolt protruding at the rear of the radiator frame to put a small bracket to attach the airhorn too

the bolt that goes thru the radiator and horn mount goes thru the engine mount and out the other side to free space any how.

i hope you can understand this, but if you look at your bike and the photo i mentioned above im sure you will quickly understand what im on about


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My bike arrived at dealer a few days ago, and they swapped out my bracket to hold airhorn on with a bigger one, a good idea. they mounted the bracket to the right side of the top motor/frame mount bolt and attached the bracket to the airhorn, much more sturdy now, this photo is looking thru the right side faring , the hole near the top of the motor



it only *JUST* fits between the motor and fairing, this is the horn

http://www.stebel.it/stebel2012/prod...tipologia=auto

the red/green wires deliver power to the horn


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Re: Mounting Stebel Nautilus compact airhorn

Cruizin looks good. Is it annoying loud for the rider? I imagine there's a fine line between wanting a loud horn but still safe for the rider?

Anyway did you install this yourself? I'm looking to buy the nautilus compact what's a good price off ebay?

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Sclown, i dont think it is annoyingly loud for the rider, cos you have your helmet on so that cuts down the noise, plus i have the 2 bro's slipon and thats reasonably loud as well.

did i fit it myself. nope. i was going to, but i had a chat to the dealer and they fitted it for me before i collected the bike.i did however make the wiring harness up for it myself. the dealer changed the bracket that i wanted them to mount it with and that was a good move on their part. i had the idea to mount it from one of the bolts that hold the radiator on, they changed it so it mounted from off one of the engine mounts. a much better idea, much stronger.


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Re: Mounting Stebel Nautilus compact airhorn

Purchased today. Will make a nice project soon.

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