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I DO NOT SELL THE PARTS DESCRIBED.  I do tell you where I got them.  EXCEPTION - I do sell my custom exhaust mods. 

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I Love My OEM Horn!



      You didn't think I loved it as a HORN, did you?   No, it's about the most wussy horn I've heard, I'd rather be run over than beep that POS.

      But it makes a GREAT phone buzzer in a noisy shop!  In fact when I didn't have the muffs on & the machines running, the phone rang and I JUMPED out of my shorts.  Woulda been OK if I'd been alone, but the visiting nuns were a bit flushed.  I used to miss lots of calls especially when running the chop saw or die grinder with compressor.  Now I NEVER miss an opportunity to cuss out phone solicitors!


      About $45 including the phone relay from a hearing handicapped shop.


      1 hour.


    • Phone relay from your local hearing handicapped shop.  This one is Call-Alert model CA-100 from Ameriphone Inc., (714)897-0808, controls 300 watts, about $40
    • 16 volt transformer from Ace hardware, about $5
    • wire nuts
    • 1/8" fiberboard or similar to mount it on.
    • wood screws
    • crescent wrench
    • male 110v plug


    • drill and 9/16" wood bit
    • screwdriver


      Drill appropriate holes in fiberboard to mount transformer & horn.  Attach fiberboard to wall, post, wherever.  Wire output of transformer to horn terminals - polarity doesn't matter.  Attach input wires of transformer to 110v. plug.  Connect phone relay per included instructions to wall connection, phone, and 110v plug of transfomer.  For extra credit, use 3-way plug adapter to connect colored floodlights to relay, and position floodlights to shine on your noisiest work stations.

All technical mods described here are merely reports of what I've done.  You may attempt to replicate them at your own discretion and risk if you choose.  Horseapple Ranch, LLC and Mark Tobias will in no way be responsible for the results of your attempting to perform these mods on any motorcycle, regardless of the outcome.

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