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I haven't heard the Majestys horn but I'm sure it's probably a little weak (like most m/c horns) to grab the attention of traffic. Has anybody felt the need to and installed an aftermarket horn on thier Majesty?
 

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Rubble said:
I haven't heard the Majestys horn but I'm sure it's probably a little weak (like most m/c horns) to grab the attention of traffic. Has anybody felt the need to and installed an aftermarket horn on thier Majesty?
The Majesty horn is extremely lame (it sounds like a sissy horn). Part of the problem is that is it hidden under the tupperware, thus much of the sound is blocked. I went to the local auto parts store and bought a low-tone Fiam horn (135db, I believe). It's not exactly a plug-n-play, but pretty close. The plugs do not line uo exactly right, so I took the extra wire that comes with the horn and changed the connector to mate to one of the spades on the back of the horn. I then plugged the horn connector on the bike onto one of the spades and used the wire to jumper the other spade to the remaining connector. The result is a horn that says, "Get the *@$&# outta my way!" and is substantially louder than the stock horn. It also is not so large that it is a power drain to the battery.
 

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There is a lot of ignorance in this message but bear with me.

Horns have got to have high inductance. Big horns are going to have more inductance than lame-o Majesty horns. When you switch off an inductive device, you get an arc (spark) at the switch. Arcing can destroy a switch over time. I worry that Yamaha may not have installed a stock switch that will last long with a big horn. A good way to get around this would be to operate a relay with the horn button, and connect the new horn to the new relay. Of course, then you need to make sure that the fuse and wiring are up to the task.

New horn. Good thinking. The Majesty's is worse than the avarage weak motorcycle unit. I think I'll start dropping some Christmas hints.
 

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The FIAM horns have the electricial specifications printed on the back of the package. I compared them to what Yamaha's service manual gave on the stock horn and they were within tolerances. You brought up a very good point-- don't expect to install something like a huge air horn and try to run it off the small switch. :roll:
 

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The only time I tried to use it, the result was multiple applications of the turn signal cancel button. Must get more familiar with this machine. At any rate, I got stopped before hitting the deer and after saying BOO! she ran away. :lol:
 

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Go to Twisted throttle and look at the Steigle Nautulus air horn.

I've got one in the garage, looking for a spot to install it.

139db...heard 3 blocks away.
 

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I installed one of the Fiamm low tone horns today and it is an improvement over the stock horn and a cheap upgrade. I got it at Advanced Auto parts for $11.88. It's a very easy project and only should take 30 minutes unless you drop the mounting bolt behind the tupperware like I did. That took me just over an hour to retrieve it but I learned how a lot of the plastic comes off. My next mods are a light modulator and four 10 gram variator weights both should arrive this week.
 

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A friend of mine just installed the Nautilas horn on his motorcycle. He tried it out in a parking lot and some guy way across the lot actually jumped.
I am going to order me one for my Majesty. I have had some people say that having a really loud horn could scare another driver but I say whatever it takes to let them know DON"T DO THAT is good.
 

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Go to Twisted throttle and look at the Steigle Nautulus air horn.

I've got one in the garage, looking for a spot to install it.

139db...heard 3 blocks away.
10/06 Update: The Nautilus worked well, just not on the deer...

...on the new bike, I installed a Fiamm Freeway Blaster...not quite as loud, but I could do it without installing a relay and hanging the horn from zip ties. Works well, in concert with a Trailblazer deer warning beeper that I use anytime I'm out of town, even some suburbs, at night.
 

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Larry,
I'm still trying to find a place to mount my Nautalis horn. One guy that did it on a Burgie, mounted it under the front somewhere. I have to get in there and remove some stuff and try to find a mounting spot, then do the electrical thingy.
 

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If you really want a horn that sounds great, do what a friend and I did...hook up a Fiam Freeway blaster (high tone) then run your wires accross to the other side and hook up one of their (low tone). The sound is incredible and it will only set you back $30.
 

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That's what I used on my 650 Burgman, a high and low tone fiamm. Hit the button and look out. Those horns together are like any big car horn.
 

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Larry,
I'm still trying to find a place to mount my Nautalis horn. One guy that did it on a Burgie, mounted it under the front somewhere. I have to get in there and remove some stuff and try to find a mounting spot, then do the electrical thingy.
I mounted the Nautilis hanging from the ledge in back of the forks, above the radiator opening. This high position insures that the forks will not compress on a bump and hit the horn.

Since the specs say that the horn should be as level as possible, I had to glue a foam wedge to the back of the horn to bring it to halfway level front to back.
 
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