BV 350 replace the silly sounding HORN
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2019 BV350
Joined: 22 May 2019
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Location: Miami Beach
Wed May 22, 2019 6:24 pm quote
can anyone tell me in details how to remove the front panel and how much space there is behind it to mount a better sounding horn...? maybe someone here has already done that mod, can you share it..?

I tried to remove all of the pertinent screws and then I started to pull from the bottom but I was applying a lot of force and I chickened out afraid of braking some tabs.
Hooked
2016 BV350 White
Joined: 01 May 2010
Posts: 395
Location: East LA County, CA, USA
Mon May 27, 2019 8:29 am quote
Here is a youtube video that shows how to do this.

I need to do this on my scooter too. One thing I would add is that breaking the tabs is not a concern for me, but losing the little metal screw holders is an issue. I already lost two of them. I think you need to order extras before you start. They are cheap.
Hooked
2016 BV350 White
Joined: 01 May 2010
Posts: 395
Location: East LA County, CA, USA
Mon May 27, 2019 8:32 am quote
Okay, it doesn't look like the video posted correctly. Do a search in youtube for "BV350 plastic pannel removal". [/u]
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2019 BV350
Joined: 22 May 2019
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Location: Miami Beach
Mon May 27, 2019 12:00 pm quote
hehee
I have watched that video probably a dozen times and with ALL DUE RESPECT to the guy that posted it, it is very poorly shot and suffers tremendously from lack of DETAILS (the camera is not moving or zooming and sometimes is poorly aimed) when I tried to follow it some things do not match either, so something a lil more in details would be fantastic.
Hooked
2016 BV350 White
Joined: 01 May 2010
Posts: 395
Location: East LA County, CA, USA
Mon May 27, 2019 9:44 pm quote
Start reading on page 309 of the workshop manual. See the link below.

https://manuals.wotmeworry.org.uk/Beverley/BV350/BV350%20Workshop%20Manual.pdf

If this doesn't help, then I would look at one of the scooter west videos on youtube for how to do it on a GTS. It would work about the same way.
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2019 BV350
Joined: 22 May 2019
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Location: Miami Beach
Tue May 28, 2019 4:50 am quote
bean counter wrote:
Start reading on page 309 of the workshop manual. See the link below.

https://manuals.wotmeworry.org.uk/Beverley/BV350/BV350%20Workshop%20Manual.pdf

If this doesn't help, then I would look at one of the scooter west videos on youtube for how to do it on a GTS. It would work about the same way.
Hey Bean, thank you for that link, it will help somewhat and I also posted something in a Youtube video by Scooterwest pleading for a Video showing how to go about this. Unfortunately not beeing very familiar with this scooter does not help and the "Close up" pictures shown in the workshop manual sometime are hard to understand (at least for me), hopefully I'll get another response that will help me even more but your link is definitely a good start.

I watched the GTS videos, unfortunately the GTS is a totally different beast when it comes to panels removal.
Hooked
2018 Piaggio BV 350
Joined: 08 Jun 2019
Posts: 261
Location: NJ
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:16 pm quote
Bumping!
Same! I called a shop near me and they seem to think that the Stebel “could” fit, but they’re not 100% certain. I’d like to know before plunking down the money for the labor if it is goingt o come to nothing. The horn on the BV is a joke.
Hooked
2016 BV350 White
Joined: 01 May 2010
Posts: 395
Location: East LA County, CA, USA
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:54 pm quote
AF1 is advertising a wire kit for the Stebel Nautilus airhorn that would make it plug and play. They list the BV350 as one of the scooters that this works with. So a Stebel Nautilus should fit. However, there are different models of Stebel Nautilus airhorns so you still need to be cauful.
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2015 BV 350
Joined: 12 Jun 2018
Posts: 17
Location: Jacksonville Fl.
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:26 pm quote
The one I bought came with a relay. You simply put the wires from the horn on the coil of the relay and bring a fused hot typically from the battery to one side of the points on the relay and the other side to the horn. Find a good ground for the other stab on the horn and Bob's your uncle.......
Hooked
2016 BV350 White
Joined: 01 May 2010
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Location: East LA County, CA, USA
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:05 pm quote
I haven't done this myself and I can't for the next month are so due to a sprained arm and fractured bone in my elbow (not from a scooter crash), but I don't understand why you would have to do all of that wiring. Why would you not just use the same wiring for the old horn when you take the old horn out?
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2015 BV 350
Joined: 12 Jun 2018
Posts: 17
Location: Jacksonville Fl.
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:09 am quote
Because the horn switch is designed for the small amperage draw of the tiny horn you use its' wiring to power the relay instead. The points (switch) in the relay is capable of handling higher amperage which a larger louder horn will require.....
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