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Have the Chrome WOLO Bad Boy air horn on my V-Star 950. Actually, I got it put on at the dealer. I KNOW it is super easy, it was there for an oil leak and they just did it real quick for cheap and didn't use the wire harness I bought

Worked great last 4 months. I asked if he put the extra fuse in, he didn't and said it wasn't needed and if it breaks, come back.:D

Anyway, I was driving today and hit it, it WORKS, BUT, sounds like only 1 horn is working, I don't hear the dual horn sound and it is much quieter.

Is this an electrical issue, OR, is it the horn is physically damaged?

Thanks

Not feeling very HORNy right now.:rolleyes:

Bandit...............
 

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My guess is the horn is touching something and not letting it vibrate enough.
2nd possiblilty is wiring is reversed on the horn itself. Sometimes reversed polarity causes no sound or a funny sound.
 

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The bottom of the Horn was/is touching resting against the lower Highway Bars by the rear brake pedal, but it IS wired correctly, as it has worked fine for 4 months.

Thanks for sharing possible issue!
 

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Sounds like to me the horn may have an object like bugs or what not in the out put side.


thanks,
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Update and WOW, you guys are smart! I am NOT SURE what the issue was, but, today the Horn Worked Perfect! I did get stuck in some light rain for a very short time, and water could have gotten in the horn as the opening faces forward, BUT, I assume it was something lodged in there and it somehow came out.

Anyway, it Works!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Do you have any pics of where and how they mounted it?
 

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I have the wollo bad boy horn mounted to the upper left OEM engine guard bolt. I made a bracket in the shape of an h out of some soft steel then drilled a hole on each end. one end mounts to the horn and the other end goes to the front bolt on the engine guard. you need to use a relay when wiring the horn or it will not sound very loud.
 

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#1 reason to use a relay for the Wolo Bad Boy or the original Steibel Nautilus air horn is they pull a whole lot more power than the stock piece of crap that come on all bikes. Wire it properly with at least 14 gauge wire, a relay and a fuse. Don't use the crap plastic relay that comes with the wiring kit. Better yet, don't bother with the kit. Easy enough to make one up yourself.
Get a good quality automotive relay that is suitable for high powered driving lights, a good 15 amp pig tail fuse, some crimp or solder on connectors and a small roll of 14 gauge wire. If you don't know how to wire it, let me know and I can draw you a simple diagram.

You want that horn to get as much power as it needs. If you are using the stock bike wiring, which at best may be 16-18 gauge, you will end up frying the stock wiring as well as the stock horn relay.
 
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