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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-30-2015, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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V star 950 horn upgrade

Has anyone upgraded their horn? Im not looking to do anything crazy, but I was looking at a piaa that has good reviews. Just wondering how difficult to install etc.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-30-2015, 11:24 PM
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I got a Freeway Blaster from my local automotive shop. I got the low note one, fits with just a minor modification and no extra equipment or hardware needed. Not as loud as putting an air horn on but cheaper and easier and still louder than stock. Cost me $20. Here's a youtube link to check out.

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Thanks for the reply! How much modification?
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-01-2015, 12:07 PM
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Yes, please, more details if possible. I find the stock horn is ridiculously soft and modest.

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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-01-2015, 02:51 PM
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Yes, the stock wimpy horn isn't much louder than blowing on a rolled up piece of paper.
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Has anyone upgraded their horn? Im not looking to do anything crazy, but I was looking at a piaa that has good reviews. Just wondering how difficult to install etc.
I replace mine with a FIAMM 72012 12 V Low Note, it was a simple 2 minute switch. I used the stock mounting and wiring, simple switch out. Just make sure and point it to the ground, that way water will not pool in it. It definitely isn't an air horn, but that wasn't what I was looking for.
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if you want something a tad louder...


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I changed to this---

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/stebe...lack-or-chrome

Even the pretty lady in the white Suburban, talking on the phone with the windows rolled up jump when I honk.
I will never own another motorcycle without one.
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I just had to snip the plastic holding the wires together that lead to the horn as the Fiamm horn has the connectors a little further apart than the stock ones. And yes pointing it downwards is a great idea. I had a friend put one on and he didn't do this. First rainfall and it filled with water.
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Put a bad boy on it and they will hear you.
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