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OfflineKen2463

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    Hello from Bershire
    « on: 2017-11-22 10:12:30 »
    Well its time my R1200 RT goes and is replaced with a K1600 GT Sport in truth could not get on with the Boxer which replace the unreliable Trophy SE, THe K's stable mate and more general use is a S1000R (fab commuter hack no panniers to hinder progress)

    Looks like I have a fair bit of reading to do

    But first upgrade I guess will be removing the weedy horn any pointers ?
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      Re: Hello from Bershire
      « Reply #1 on: 2017-11-22 11:02:39 »
      Congratulations on the bike and welcome to the forum.
      As for the horn: I replaced it with a Stebel Nautilus switched via a relay. Works great. I don't use the horn often but when I do I want it to be heard.
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        Re: Hello from Bershire
        « Reply #2 on: 2017-11-22 11:31:33 »
        And special brackets needed ?
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          Re: Hello from Bershire
          « Reply #3 on: 2017-11-22 19:15:33 »
          Just a small straight bracket to bolt it to the original location.
          I'll see if I can find a picture.
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            Re: Hello from Bershire
            « Reply #4 on: 2017-11-22 22:11:49 »
            Here you go.
            Frank (NLD),             BMW K1600 GT Red (2011); top case w/brakelight, comfort package, safety package, F2P, black Wunderlich bars, PDM60, Autocom SPA  |  Other bike: Moto Guzzi V7 850 California (1975)

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              Re: Hello from Bershire
              « Reply #5 on: 2017-11-24 09:28:42 »
              I went for PIAA slimline dual horns and they are very loud!

              I chose PIAA over an air horn as you get an instantaneous response from electro-magnetic horns and so the slightest stab of the horn button (such as a brief "toot" just to alert someone to your presence) will illicit a noise.

              Because air horns rely on a pump spinning up it's been my experience that the reaction time, albeit very small, can result in little or no noise coming from the horn on a short stab of the button until it spins up and supplies enough air to the horn, something you don't get with electro-magnetic horns.

              Down to personal choice I suppose?

              The PIAA slimline dual horns fitted in the space occupied by the original horn together with a new relay although it was a bit of a tight fit.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2Nt6vDlAvo

               
              « Last Edit: 2017-11-24 14:00:49 by edinburghbiker »
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                Re: Hello from Bershire
                « Reply #6 on: 2017-11-30 14:58:34 »
                Well I collected her today WOW so smooth totally different to the R1200  8)

                Any reason why I cant fit the Comfort screen from the RT ?
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