Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:54 pm

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Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:54 pm linkquote
I want to install a louder horn than the stock. Any ideas whats out there that works. Also one that is not to hard to install. Being that Im pretty useless mechanically, I more than likely will have a dealership install it. The easier it is, the less time it takes, the cheaper the cost. After I almost got hit today ( lane change) Ive decided I need to get a horn that the inept drivers can here...thanks for any info you all have
Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:58 pm

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Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:20 pm

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Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:20 pm linkquote
Hi randy~ welcome to MV!
My Stebel airhorn saves my bacon at LEAST once a week. Saved me just last night by about 4 inches at 70 mph.

Check out the Projects forum for many step by step tutorials for installation on different models: my installation on a GT200 in linked below.

Trust me, you can do this yourself - I did!

http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic19814.html
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:36 pm

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Moto Guzzi V7 Classic
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Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:36 pm linkquote
Bring it! Check with Jettin too. They should have the complete wiring diagram for the GTS. <blushing>

http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic20207.html
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:43 pm

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MAC Motor, BBSHD. 30 Oct 2006
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Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:43 pm linkquote
Re: Almost hit..need a louder horn...ideas?
randy wrote:
I want to install a louder horn than the stock. Any ideas whats out there that works. Also one that is not to hard to install. Being that Im pretty useless mechanically, I more than likely will have a dealership install it. The easier it is, the less time it takes, the cheaper the cost. After I almost got hit today ( lane change) Ive decided I need to get a horn that the inept drivers can here...thanks for any info you all have
Much easier and a BIG improvement....teacherquinn pegged it!!
teacherquinn wrote:
I did the Wolo horn. Certainly not as loud as Buglake's, but a lot easier to install. The horn itself was a little bigger than stock and you don't need an electrical engineering background to get it to work. I'd say it's the poor man's Stebel!
MODEL 250-2T Mid Range Chrome Finish / 110 Decibels-480 HZ
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Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:33 pm

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Vespa GTS 250ie, and a GO-PED hehe!
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Location: cleveland, UK.
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:33 pm linkquote
im on buglake's side 8)

STEEEEEEBELLLLL!

139db is how loud the stebel is.

yeah get outta my way

and the stebel takes about half an hour to install, its easy to wire up and totally reversible.

i annoy my neighbours with it all the time.
Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:17 pm

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'79 P200
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Location: Dallas, Texas
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:17 pm linkquote
buglake wrote:
Hi randy~ welcome to MV!
My Stebel airhorn saves my bacon at LEAST once a week. Saved me just last night by about 4 inches at 70 mph.

Check out the Projects forum for many step by step tutorials for installation on different models: my installation on a GT200 in linked below....l
Question Buglake, couldn't you have attached the Stebel right to the existing relay without running power all the way back to the battery?
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:21 pm

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Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:21 pm linkquote
GTSBERG wrote:
buglake wrote:
Hi randy~ welcome to MV!
My Stebel airhorn saves my bacon at LEAST once a week. Saved me just last night by about 4 inches at 70 mph.

Check out the Projects forum for many step by step tutorials for installation on different models: my installation on a GT200 in linked below....l
Question Buglake, couldn't you have attached the Stebel right to the existing relay without running power all the way back to the battery?
There was no existing relay to the stock horn. Just the blue horn wire and black ground. It is too dinky to need it's own relay?

teacherquinns was an easier install because there is no wiring to be done(except the removal of the glovebox and reposition of the horn bracket in the limited space - it only took 5 of us 2 hours to figure it out!).
We have not yet had a "honk-off" between us to tell the side by side, but damn if the Stebel isn't the loudest fricking thing you've heard.
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:32 pm

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Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:32 pm linkquote
buglake wrote:
GTSBERG wrote:
buglake wrote:
Hi randy~ welcome to MV!
My Stebel airhorn saves my bacon at LEAST once a week. Saved me just last night by about 4 inches at 70 mph.

Check out the Projects forum for many step by step tutorials for installation on different models: my installation on a GT200 in linked below....l
Question Buglake, couldn't you have attached the Stebel right to the existing relay without running power all the way back to the battery?
There was no existing relay to the stock horn. Just the blue horn wire and black ground. It is too dinky to need it's own relay?

teacherquinns was an easier install because there is no wiring to be done(except the removal of the glovebox and reposition of the horn bracket in the limited space - it only took 5 of us 2 hours to figure it out!).
We have not yet had a "honk-off" between us to tell the side by side, but damn if the Stebel isn't the loudest fricking thing you've heard.
and theres me thinking a *honk-off* was a sexual act....


buglake, what did the other driver do when you honked from that close?

i bet he/she promptly pooed their pants!



here's how good they are, i honked a woman in a land rover with my standard horn, she didnt even know i was there and carried on moving into my lane, she only noticed me when i booted her door.

i had another lane wanderer do almost the same thing, i blasted the stebel and he swerved back into his own lane.


the stebel is best in small streets and for scaring drunk pedestrians.
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:37 pm

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Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:37 pm linkquote
Re: Almost hit..need a louder horn...ideas?
randy wrote:
I want to install a louder horn than the stock. Any ideas whats out there that works. Also one that is not to hard to install. Being that Im pretty useless mechanically, I more than likely will have a dealership install it. The easier it is, the less time it takes, the cheaper the cost. After I almost got hit today ( lane change) Ive decided I need to get a horn that the inept drivers can here...thanks for any info you all have
Eh, get an air horn. Or If you dont have a horn at all, get a super loud pipe. My JL keeps drivers aware that I am there. Then again, I ride a two stroke. We made some custom pipes for et4s that were as loud a supermotard bike! So I say, Air Horn and a pipe.
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:39 pm

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VESPA GTS250
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Location: san leandro, ca
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:39 pm linkquote
thanks to all....but I have a question..
thanks to all for there input to my question about airhorns. Sounds like I want a Stebel in my GTS. Question...I went on the Twisted Throttle .com website..saw the Stebel horn...not sure if this is the one you are all talking about...also..they have a plug-n-play wiring kit for the horn. Will this work on Vespas? They have the Stebel for 39.99 and the kit for 29.99...worth it or is there better out there...again thanks to all
Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:07 pm

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BV 350,BV 300
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Location: West Hartford, Ct
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:07 pm linkquote
Almost hit need a louder horn
I just installed a stebel last week in my 250 gts. Check my post in projects. Very easy to snake a wire to battery area to get power and if you study how the stebel is assembled you can simply slide the horn into two sections. The horn can easily be installed in the left side over the glove box.
Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:53 pm

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Location: Redondo Beach CA
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:53 pm linkquote
Re: thanks to all....but I have a question..
randy wrote:
thanks to all for there input to my question about airhorns. Sounds like I want a Stebel in my GTS. Question...I went on the Twisted Throttle .com website..saw the Stebel horn...not sure if this is the one you are all talking about...also..they have a plug-n-play wiring kit for the horn. Will this work on Vespas? They have the Stebel for 39.99 and the kit for 29.99...worth it or is there better out there...again thanks to all
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I think they are on sale
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:46 pm

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Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:46 pm linkquote


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Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:53 pm

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Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:53 pm linkquote
another way to avoid being hit by mergers is to avoid chillin' in their blind-spot.
Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:35 am

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Currently Scooter-less
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Location: Ottawa, CDN
 
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Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:35 am linkquote
I have a set of Chevy Silverado horns that I transfer from vehicle to vehicle. You should have see the junkyard parts guy..."Hmm...I don't know if its right for me to sell you half-ton truck horns for your scooter..."

jyd
Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:28 am

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2000 Yamaha Diversion XJ600
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Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:28 am linkquote
Does anyone know the dB level for the stock horn?

Having never been on a scooter, I'm wondering how bad the stock horn is...
Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:44 am

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Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:44 am linkquote
Marcster wrote:
Does anyone know the dB level for the stock horn?

Having never been on a scooter, I'm wondering how bad the stock horn is...
I wouldn't quite call it a horn. it doesn't say "get out of my way" or " hey lookout" ,more of a "yoo hoo, hello, I'm here please"
Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:48 am

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Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:48 am linkquote
suit scoot wrote:
here's how good they are, i honked a woman in a land rover with my standard horn, she didnt even know i was there and carried on moving into my lane, she only noticed me when i booted her door.

i had another lane wanderer do almost the same thing, i blasted the stebel and he swerved back into his own lane.


the stebel is best in small streets and for scaring drunk pedestrians.
So I should also upgrade my boots. Because the old boot to the door definitely works.
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:14 am

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Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:14 am linkquote
Marcster wrote:
Does anyone know the dB level for the stock horn?

Having never been on a scooter, I'm wondering how bad the stock horn is...
Here's a comparison of the Stebel to a stock (motorcycle) horn (its pretty close to the Vespa):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jnNPUiE37I


Regards
from Ottawa
Harvey
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:24 am

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Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:24 am linkquote
Harvey wrote:
Marcster wrote:
Does anyone know the dB level for the stock horn?

Having never been on a scooter, I'm wondering how bad the stock horn is...
Here's a comparison of the Stebel to a stock (motorcycle) horn (its pretty close to the Vespa):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jnNPUiE37I


Regards
from Ottawa
Harvey
Thanks, I didn't think of looking on Youtube... This one is good too (no "before" horn blasts though):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQqxhRQ1rPE
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