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I just installed a 139 decibal air horn on my Burgman 650 and all I can say is WOW!! Its so loud!!
Here's a link to the horn but I didn't get mine there, I got it on eBay for less:

http://app.marketplacemanager.com/Shop/Control/Product/fp/vpid/901795/vpcsid/0

I had my motorcycle mechanic install the horn for me. Being the size it is, it wouldn't install anywhere without interfering with the steering, and of course there's no way it would install where the original horn is. So what he did was shorten the right-side glovebox to make room for it there. If he hadn't told me he needed to do that I'd have never missed the shortened length of the glovebox (about 4").

He left the original horn in place as well. So if I just very briefly touch on the horn switch it gives a little toot from the OEM horn. But if its more than a brief touch... LOOK OUT!!

I'd recommend this horn for anyone who's sick of not being heard while cagers are driving with their cell phones in one hand, a newspaper on the wheel and the other hand tuning in a radio station.

BTW: After installing/hearing this air horn, my motorcycle mechanic is ordering one for his bike and one for his car!!
 

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I'd recommend this horn for anyone who's sick of not being heard while cagers are driving with their cell phones in one hand, a newspaper on the wheel and the other hand tuning in a radio station.
You forgot the cup of coffee and application of makeup.
 

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Doctor K said:
I'd recommend this horn for anyone who's sick of not being heard while cagers are driving with their cell phones in one hand, a newspaper on the wheel and the other hand tuning in a radio station.
You forgot the cup of coffee and application of makeup.
Along with the head turned toward the back seat to check on their kid!
 

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pauljo said:
I'm jealous. It would appear that you have a very enterprising mechanic too. Is he a dealer mechanic or an independent?
He's an independant. Very creative. Next step is to come in with my lady, so that he can custom-build footpegs specifically for her when riding 2 up.
 

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Stormsteed said:
Just curious... is there a decibel maximum permitted by law?
According to the California Vehicle Code:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/waisgate?WAISdocID=0944359281+0+0+0&WAISaction=retrieve

They don't even mention decibels, but they do say no horn shall emit an unreasonably loud or harsh sound.

Also, the 139 dB rating, as with all ratings, are given in terms of dB at a certain distance from the horn; many of which are at 1 meter, but its completely at the discretion of the manufacturer.
 

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pauljo said:
chuck807 said:
He's an independant. Very creative. Next step is to come in with my lady, ---clip---
Oh geez. I kinda stopped right there, afraid of where you were headed... :lol:

Oh. Custom footpegs. That's cool. Whew! :wink:
:laughing3: :laughing5: :toothy10:
 

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Chuck,

You installed the exact horn I was looking at on eBay and mentioned in another thread. :)

As to the question of legal sound limits, that horn is at least 40db over most noise ordinances in citys that have them. Most noise ordinances range between 85-95db. So don't pull up behind a city police car, use the horn, and make him spill his coffee. :lol:
 

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billmeek said:
Chuck,

You installed the exact horn I was looking at on eBay and mentioned in another thread. :)

As to the question of legal sound limits, that horn is at least 40db over most noise ordinances in citys that have them. Most noise ordinances range between 85-95db. So don't pull up behind a city police car, use the horn, and make him spill his coffee. :lol:
Actually, a better idea would be to pull up next to a car that's directly behind the police car, then lay on the horn! The officer who spills his coffee will naturally think it was the driver behind him rather than the scooter. By the time he figures it out, I'll be long gone! :thumbup:
 

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Chuck,

You might still get caught by the evil grin on your face. :sign5:
 

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billmeek said:
Chuck,

You might still get caught by the evil grin on your face. :sign5:
Hard to see with my full face helmet!!!! :twisted:
 

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"So don't pull up behind a city police car, use the horn, and make him spill his coffee. "

Worse yet, make him drop that powdered donut on his uniform shirt!

(I'm a retired cop...I can say these things. :wink: )
Bruce
 

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bwdbrn1 said:
"So don't pull up behind a city police car, use the horn, and make him spill his coffee. "

Worse yet, make him drop that powdered donut on his uniform shirt!

(I'm a retired cop...I can say these things. :wink: )
Bruce
That would make him look awfully suspicious if he had it up to his mouth when it happened... white powder on his nose & clothes? And explaining to senior officers that it was because a scooter blew their horn!
 

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So American cops sat in their parked up 'black and white', drinking coffee and eating doughnuts, is NOT a Hollywood stereotype :?: :scratch:
 

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So American cops sat is their parked up 'black and white' drinking coffee and eating doughnuts is NOT a Hollywood stereotype :?: :scratch:
Only the donut chain differs in various parts of the country. Be it Winchells, Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme, etc... but the scene with the cops is the same.
 

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They used to rate electronic sirens for ambulances, fire trucks, etc. as [email protected] in front of the siren trumpet. 139db---holly crap!!
 
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