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panthersnfl
24th May 2006, 01:42
Has anyone heard this horn? It retails for about $125 and must buy the installation kit. Is this horn worth the cost?

chrishajer
24th May 2006, 01:55
As a mechanic, I hate air horns. They never seem to last, and while most have a 1 year warranty, they're still a PITA. They are loud. Whether or not it's worth it is up to you.

Mechanically, they don't seem to hold up, and on a Sportster, you have to find a spot to hide the compressor and the associated hose and wiring.

--Chris

Moved On
24th May 2006, 01:56
Do you have a part number or a link to the horn?

Gazza

05low
24th May 2006, 02:09
The part # for the air horn is692423-05. It is shown in the 2006 parts supplement book. Page36

AZFlyingDiver
24th May 2006, 02:10
I think he's referring to this:
http://a1276.g.akamai.net/7/1276/734/6cacd71afe859e/resource.harley-davidson.com/media/images/productphotos/PNA/69423_05_L_1f724.jpg
H-D part: 69423-05
Premium Air Horn Kit

This Premium Air Horn is one of the loudest motorcycle horns available. The compact design has the compressor attached directly to the horn assembly, eliminating the need for separate mounting of the compressor and air hoses. The horn features an integrated chrome cover for a stylish look. Separate purchase of a vehicle specific installation kit is required.

Fits '04-later XL, '96-later Dyna™, '00-later Softail® (except FLSTS and FLSTSC), and '99-later Touring models. Requires separate purchase of vehicle specific Installation Kit.

MSRP US $124.95

chrishajer
24th May 2006, 02:26
Oops - didn't see that, so I was talking about all the aftermarket stuff. Apparently, I was talking OOMA.

Sorry. I have no experience with this one. Looks ugly to me. My $.02

--Chris

mikeLI_77
24th May 2006, 02:46
check out this link. It is another version of the same thing and much cheaper. It is not as shiny but it does the job. I have one which I have not mounted yet but I have tested it and it is loud. A friend of mine has one on his roadstar and it is loud.

http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?t=27386

alexcue
24th May 2006, 16:36
I read a review at another site, and they said the H-D model was not worth the cost as it wasn't as loud as some other choices.

Jason's Sporty
25th May 2006, 05:13
FUGLY. you are better off getting the highway blaster 12V horn from Autozone for under $20 and it still fits under the horn cover or in my case between the lower engine mounts.

thunderpaw
26th May 2006, 13:47
FUGLY. you are better off getting the highway blaster 12V horn from Autozone for under $20 and it still fits under the horn cover or in my case between the lower engine mounts.Fugly it may be...BUT...I have two sets of the Freeway Blasters you mention-both high and low notes, and there is absolutely no comparison in volume between a pair of them and the Compact Nautilus.

I don't use my horn very often, but when I do, I simply want to jerk some idiot back to attention-right now-and cause them to look for whatever just made that godawful noise.

Kim

Cameron
27th May 2006, 06:39
Pretty cool horn, I just got a new horn not as pretty, and it cost me $30, worth $1,000,000.00.
I think the factory should have my horn as Stock accessorie on the Sportster.
I don't know how to have a photo to this post so look at my photos.

Cameron, 05 XL 883 SS (Standard Stock) except the horns.

rider31
29th May 2006, 19:57
I think this horn is pretty loud, I also like the looks.

A minivan was pulling out in front of me, I laid on the horn and it immediately pulled over to the side (excellent).

What I don't like about this horn is it is like a hard plastic, seems like it would crack easy.

Time will tell if I really like it.

1200R
29th May 2006, 20:27
does it play "la cucharacha"???:roflblack :roflblack :roflblack