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OfflineCentexrider

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    Air horn
    « on: 2017-12-31 02:20:55 »
    I have a 2012 K1600GTLE and would like to add or change out the silly meep-meep OEM horn for an air horn.  I've been reading where others have swapped the horn for a Stebel, but I also see on other forums that it really doesn't fit on the US version of the GTL due to the larger fuel tank.  Additionally, there's the possibility of "offending" the canbus on the GTL (which is apparently not a problem for the GT?) 


    I have installed an exCAN primarily for additional lighting. This handy little device will also handle an additional horn, but the manufacturer recommends keeping the OEM horn in place to avoid a fault code.  Therefore, it seems to me that the best solution is to simply add an air horn in a different location.  I've read that someone installed a horn in the space below the seat adjacent to the right passenger foot peg.  That seems a possibility, but my thinking is that if mounted there it might have an unintended effect of scaring the you-know-what out of the wife when she's riding pillion should I need to actually use it.  I'm considering mounting it on one of the engine guards.  Any suggestions?

    OfflineFP-NLD

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      Re: Air horn
      « Reply #1 on: 2017-12-31 13:09:03 »
      Welcome to the forum.
      You  can install a Stebel on any K1600. Just make sure you use a relay, so the horn button activates the relay and the relay activates the horn.
      All electrics on the GT and the GTL are identical.
      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)

      OfflineCentexrider

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        Re: Air horn
        « Reply #2 on: 2018-01-01 05:01:57 »
        Thank you sir!  I'll give it a shot.

        Offline1600GTGuy

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          Re: Air horn
          « Reply #3 on: 2018-01-04 00:39:59 »
          I installed the Stebel horn following these directions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TJWcsVRtbI
          I had to fabricate the mounting bracket. Hornig sells the install kit.
          Its a tight fit. Take your time. Its easy.
          This is my install: [size=78%]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixni_RXtEQ8[/size]
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          OfflineDurango02

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            Re: Air horn
            « Reply #4 on: 2018-01-05 00:50:32 »
            I would suggest you check with BMW to the cost of a 2018 GTL horn...HUGE difference ...really loud ...and will more than likely be a direct replacement

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              Re: Air horn
              « Reply #5 on: 2018-01-05 15:52:46 »
              I have fitted the bmw up dated horns to mine with a slight mod of the bracket and a big improvement
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                Re: Air horn
                « Reply #6 on: 2018-01-08 02:51:15 »
                I still use my Chinese air horn I mounted 4-5 years ago.  It is as loud as a train!  I mounted it just under the left panel.  I also left the Original horn operational so i get a double horn.......Some carless drivers deserve a double horn to wake them up.  https://www.walmart.com/ip/12V-Dual-Tone-Trumpet-Super-Loud-Electric-Air-Horn-Snail-Electric-Pump-Siren-Car-Motorcycle/526604907?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=7754&adid=22222222227084638951&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=200678791868&wl4=pla-327239093748&wl5=9029671&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=115794707&wl11=online&wl12=526604907&wl13=&veh=sem

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                  Re: Air horn
                  « Reply #7 on: 2018-03-01 06:26:05 »
                  I was able to add this set of twin horns from a 7 series BMW that was totaled from a head-on collision with less than 10,000 miles. I use this double horn relay and BMW connector to wire the horns.

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