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What mod does every bike need, but is rarely done?

A loud horn. In 1980, I got a pair of Stebel horns for my GS1000. They use a lot of juice, so I had to put on new wiring and a relay. They were too big to fit in the stock location under the gas tank, so I mounted them on either side of the headlight. They face forward and are so freakin' loud they will almost shatter glass. Also a zillion times better than revving the exhaust.

Well I was riding on a street when I thought someone threw a can at me. It bounced off the bike and landed by the gutter. I pulled over ready to kick a$$. Then I noticed the can was one of my horns. After 27 years of vibration, the metal strap I used to mount the horn had snapped.

The first picture shows the snapped bracket on the right side. The second picture shows the left horn with a new bracket. You can admire the braided steel brake lines, but ignore the dirt and leaky valve cover gasket. Notice the horn faces down so rain water will drain out.
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Good point- a louder horn would be a good option that noone ever mentions.
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a speed/acceleration governor would be one that is badly needed on most bikes and not done on any

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I've figured out that with some creative placement and rerouting of some wires and such, I can put one of these on my bike:


http://www.wolo-mfg.com/air.htm
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I was just gonna buy a set of horns off a caddy fleetwood brougham and stuff them in somewhere. they's PLENTY loud.

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I've figured out that with some creative placement and rerouting of some wires and such, I can put one of these on my bike:


http://www.wolo-mfg.com/air.htm
It looks like that thing takes horn fluid

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I like the Stebels, but the best horns are Fiamm:

http://www.fiammamerica.com/Product.asp?ProductID=167

Available through Dennis Kirk, ect. Mine have lasted since ,78 and countless bikes and they are extremely loud........

Some folks just have more money than good sense.
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It looks like that thing takes horn fluid
Gotta lube up those horn bearings.
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I was gonna say setting the suspension for the rider.

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How about a mod for the rider? A bigger middle finger so the jackass in the cage can see it when I pass him at 120.
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the mod that every bike needs but rarely gets.............................................. .................................................. . is a properly trained rider. One can never learn enough about motorcycling. Learn the basics at a MSF course. Learn from other riders. Learn from reading articles and books. Learn from riding with other trained and experienced riders. Most importantly LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES. Often a mistake can be very costly, damage to bike and/or body can be serious. It only takes one bad spill or near fatal mistake to teach you what your limits are....

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It looks like that thing takes horn fluid
It's usually changed in the same intervals as the headlight fluid.

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the mod that every bike needs but rarely gets.............................................. .................................................. . is a properly trained rider. One can never learn enough about motorcycling. Learn the basics at a MSF course. Learn from other riders. Learn from reading articles and books. Learn from riding with other trained and experienced riders. Most importantly LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES. Often a mistake can be very costly, damage to bike and/or body can be serious. It only takes one bad spill or near fatal mistake to teach you what your limits are....

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This from Tater?
Not even a mention of Jailbait on the back

Maybe he left the computer and someone else is posting for him.

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they make the one i posted in a strap on version
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vibrator under the ******* pad on the back .....

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vibrator under the ******* pad on the back .....
now THAT'S the Tater we know and love

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they make the one i posted in a strap on version
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here it is brotha.........


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they even have video

I can't believe someone actually went to the trouble of producing that...

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