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Offline BillXR2016

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New Replacement Horn - Split Denali Sound Bomb!
on: October 28, 2018, 09:25:03 PM
I wanted to replace the factory fitted 'Road Runner' horn with something that got car driver's attention. I researched the market and it was a toss between the Denali Sound Bomb or the Stebel Nautlis. The Stebel Nautilus didn't have such great reviews even though the YouTube videos looked great. I then saw what members had said about the DSB Mini on the forum and ordered one. I then saw reviews saying that it was not much louder than the factory fitted horn but just a different tone. So I ordered the standard large horn in the Split model. This means in comes in 2 parts. The first part is the air compressor and the 2nd part so the horn itself. I also ordered the plug and play wiring kit which is idiot proof. Just what I needed as I'm no electrician. Very easy installation.

The compressor fits to the right side of the bike with a pre-drilled hole already in the engine. A perfect place to attach a bracket and the bracket then attaches to the compressor. I put the horn part between the fronts fork suspension and attached a bracket to the caliper brake lines bracket. See the pictures. The bracket attached to the engine needed the holes in it drilling big enough to fit the bolts through. So whilst it was easy to fit, most of my time was spent making the bracket holes big enough for the bolts.

I hope it helps you guys if you want to change to a DSB. I have a video showing how it is fitted - https://photos.app.goo.gl/RtMerwZNTBFhxDBXA  Very loud!  :005: :046:
Last Edit: October 28, 2018, 09:34:54 PM by BillXR2016
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Re: New Replacement Horn - Split Denali Sound Bomb!
Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 05:26:27 PM
*Originally Posted by BillXR2016 [+]
I wanted to replace the factory fitted 'Road Runner' horn with something that got car driver's attention. I researched the market and it was a toss between the Denali Sound Bomb or the Stebel Nautlis. The Stebel Nautilus didn't have such great reviews even though the YouTube videos looked great. I then saw what members had said about the DSB Mini on the forum and ordered one. I then saw reviews saying that it was not much louder than the factory fitted horn but just a different tone. So I ordered the standard large horn in the Split model. This means in comes in 2 parts. The first part is the air compressor and the 2nd part so the horn itself. I also ordered the plug and play wiring kit which is idiot proof. Just what I needed as I'm no electrician. Very easy installation.

The compressor fits to the right side of the bike with a pre-drilled hole already in the engine. A perfect place to attach a bracket and the bracket then attaches to the compressor. I put the horn part between the fronts fork suspension and attached a bracket to the caliper brake lines bracket. See the pictures. The bracket attached to the engine needed the holes in it drilling big enough to fit the bolts through. So whilst it was easy to fit, most of my time was spent making the bracket holes big enough for the bolts.

I hope it helps you guys if you want to change to a DSB. I have a video showing how it is fitted - https://photos.app.goo.gl/RtMerwZNTBFhxDBXA  Very loud!  :005: :046:

I have the DSB, the small one fitted and it certainly gets attention better than the standard horn!  :031:
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Re: New Replacement Horn - Split Denali Sound Bomb!
Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018, 05:40:01 PM
Interesting. How so?  :018:
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Re: New Replacement Horn - Split Denali Sound Bomb!
Reply #3 on: October 29, 2018, 07:41:03 PM
*Originally Posted by BillXR2016 [+]
Interesting. How so?  :018:

Errr, it's louder.

And a deeper tone. I have it mounted on my crash bars on the left of the tank so it is more in the open than the standard horn. It really does get the attention of most drivers.
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Re: New Replacement Horn - Split Denali Sound Bomb!
Reply #4 on: October 29, 2018, 07:43:11 PM
Hi Skids. Louder? Really? Have you listened to the horn on my video?  :005:
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Re: New Replacement Horn - Split Denali Sound Bomb!
Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 06:01:00 AM
*Originally Posted by BillXR2016 [+]
Hi Skids. Louder? Really? Have you listened to the horn on my video?  :005:

Louder than the original OEM horn, yes.
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Re: New Replacement Horn - Split Denali Sound Bomb!
Reply #6 on: October 30, 2018, 03:45:15 PM
Yes, I've fitted the sound bomb mini too and it's a lot louder than the original squeeky horn.

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Re: New Replacement Horn - Split Denali Sound Bomb!
Reply #7 on: October 30, 2018, 04:09:54 PM
*Originally Posted by Bruggen [+]
Yes, I've fitted the sound bomb mini too and it's a lot louder than the original squeeky horn.
The standard horn is an embarrassment... I really should upgrade it!
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Re: New Replacement Horn - Split Denali Sound Bomb!
Reply #8 on: October 30, 2018, 05:25:54 PM
*Originally Posted by v8guy [+]
The standard horn is an embarrassment... I really should upgrade it!

Indeed you should!  :028:
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Re: New Replacement Horn - Split Denali Sound Bomb!
Reply #9 on: November 01, 2018, 10:20:52 PM
Apologies....when I said standard horn I was referring to the standard DSB and not the standard OEM horn. The standard DSB is around 125-130Db's! :008:
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