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R1200RS auxiliary horn

Has anyone installed one? If so, which one, and where & how did you install it?? Thanks in advance for any feedback...
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Re: R1200RS auxiliary horn

Charlie, you can get one of these "ahooga horns" from Harbor Freight! It will match your personality!

https://www.harborfreight.com/110-db...orn-96291.html

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It plays Dixie!! What more could you ask for? No need to thank me........


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Thanks for immediately highjacking my thread, guys... here's something that matches your personalities...

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Bad teeth? I've spent good money making my smile right.

Okay, okay, I don't know anything about horns but what about the Denali Sound Bomb? I think they have a mount kit that makes it easy.
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Re: R1200RS auxiliary horn

OK Mr. Sensitive, try Aerostich,

http://www.aerostich.com/catalogsear.../?cat=0&q=horn

or Jerry,

http://pirateslair.net/Denalihorn.htm
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Re: R1200RS auxiliary horn

You will need a good relay kit direct powered from the battery. And a relay system triggered from the OEM horn leads. I hate cutting off OEM connectors so I have listed one that should plug into where your horn did.
http://www.cycleterminal.com/horn-kits.html
The spade connectors on this go to the oem horn connector. Will not fit a bmw connector but this will 833 0040 2344 OEM from BMW.
Use the wires from this connector to splice into the spade connectors on the relay kit.
Pick a horn and mount it like it was going on a Harley, tough. Explore under the plastic. Or take all this to the shop and have them do it. The larger horns use up to 20 amps so it needs to be robust. I used to have a cool air horn on my first GS but that used the crash bars. A spot out of the rain is good. Water leads to failure. And do some reading, many of the horns mentioned in this post have failed quickly.
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Re: R1200RS auxiliary horn

A few guys on the RS forum have installed horn and several have mentioned it's a tight fit.
One member did a video on installing a Denali Soundbomb.
I have not watched the video.

Here's the link.
https://youtu.be/9JyW4xU8xWI
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Re: R1200RS auxiliary horn

I still find it an homage to human hypocrisy that our motorcycles can commonly go 150mph, enjoy ABS braking as well as traction and wheelie control, digital throttle/cruise control, can be shifted up OR down without the clutch, and the headlight can even follow our steering. But a horn that can be heard from inside a passenger car with the windows rolled up 100ft away is beyond every motorcycle manufacturers product cost and benefit analysis.

If one wants a horn that plays popular music riffs; go aftermarket for sure.
But as a consumer, we(the DOT?) should demand OEM horns meet the performance standards of TODAY
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STOP.
Or they will halt all BMW sales for a weak horn.
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Re: R1200RS auxiliary horn

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You will need a good relay kit direct powered from the battery. And a relay system triggered from the OEM horn leads. I hate cutting off OEM connectors so I have listed one that should plug into where your horn did.
http://www.cycleterminal.com/horn-kits.html
The spade connectors on this go to the oem horn connector. Will not fit a bmw connector but this will 833 0040 2344 OEM from BMW.
Use the wires from this connector to splice into the spade connectors on the relay kit.
Pick a horn and mount it like it was going on a Harley, tough. Explore under the plastic. Or take all this to the shop and have them do it. The larger horns use up to 20 amps so it needs to be robust. I used to have a cool air horn on my first GS but that used the crash bars. A spot out of the rain is good. Water leads to failure. And do some reading, many of the horns mentioned in this post have failed quickly.
Thanks, Beech!!
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Re: R1200RS auxiliary horn

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A few guys on the RS forum have installed horn and several have mentioned it's a tight fit.
One member did a video on installing a Denali Soundbomb.
I have not watched the video.

Here's the link.
https://youtu.be/9JyW4xU8xWI
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Re: R1200RS auxiliary horn

I installed a Piia on my RT and K1600. Itís a single horn but very loud. Amazon has them.
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Has anyone installed one? If so, which one, and where & how did you install it?? Thanks in advance for any feedback...
Hey Charlie, I'ved installed electric FIAMMs on all my bikes following the original twofer on my R100RS. Nice and loud and scare little old ladies changing lanes without looking
They fit directly into the existing horn circuitry and require no extra bits such as relays and the like. You need to decide where to locate them but the original horn position should be OK and the other can go off the same posie, just carfeul it doesn't foul anything They are available from a variety of sources, including Evil Bay, if memory serves.

They are about 4" round with a red cover and black plastic body. I have them installed on my K1300S and they do sound very loud but are legal for OZ, so would imagine it would be the same for you. Yes they do scare other road users that run foul of them, but me thinks they should watch where the "f$^%" they are going! Cost? about $35 Aussie Pesos.

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Hey Charlie, I'ved installed electric FIAMMs on all my bikes following the original twofer on my R100RS.
My 1984 R100RT is the only bike I've owned that left the factory with real horns.
I think the horns were the only thing I liked about that bike.
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Re: R1200RS auxiliary horn

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You will need a good relay kit direct powered from the battery. And a relay system triggered from the OEM horn leads. I hate cutting off OEM connectors so I have listed one that should plug into where your horn did.
http://www.cycleterminal.com/horn-kits.html
The spade connectors on this go to the oem horn connector. Will not fit a bmw connector but this will 833 0040 2344 OEM from BMW.
Use the wires from this connector to splice into the spade connectors on the relay kit.
Pick a horn and mount it like it was going on a Harley, tough. Explore under the plastic. Or take all this to the shop and have them do it. The larger horns use up to 20 amps so it needs to be robust. I used to have a cool air horn on my first GS but that used the crash bars. A spot out of the rain is good. Water leads to failure. And do some reading, many of the horns mentioned in this post have failed quickly.
Piia is also a plug and play.
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Re: R1200RS auxiliary horn

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Hey Charlie, I'ved installed electric FIAMMs on all my bikes following the original twofer on my R100RS. Nice and loud and scare little old ladies changing lanes without looking
They fit directly into the existing horn circuitry and require no extra bits such as relays and the like. You need to decide where to locate them but the original horn position should be OK and the other can go off the same posie, just carfeul it doesn't foul anything They are available from a variety of sources, including Evil Bay, if memory serves.

They are about 4" round with a red cover and black plastic body. I have them installed on my K1300S and they do sound very loud but are legal for OZ, so would imagine it would be the same for you. Yes they do scare other road users that run foul of them, but me thinks they should watch where the "f$^%" they are going! Cost? about $35 Aussie Pesos.

Cheers, Grenville

A few corrections to the FIAMM horns: they do not come with red covers these days. You should buy both the lo and Hi tone units, they are 130dB, so mighty loud for aforementioned little old ladies changing lanes without looking. These items sell for around $15 US on Amazon.

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