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Offline johnboy51

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How to fit dual Fiamm horns
« on: Jun 02, 2018, 07:51 PM »
I am hoping the collective know how will come to my aid.
I have a pair of Fiamms I'd like to replace the OEM meep-meep.
I also have a 30 amp relay (eBay).
After searching the web I think I need to wire them up as follows:
Terminal 30 is connected to the positive battery terminal.
Terminals 85/86 are connected to the horn switch.
Terminal 87 feeds the positive terminals of the horns with an earth wire from the remaining horn terminals.
I have attached pics for clarity.
Q1 - Is the above assumptions correct?
Q2 - Is the 30 amp fuse adequate or a bit high?
Q3 - The cables are rated 16 awg, am I ok to connect to lower rated cable e..g. 12 or 14 gauge?
Q4 - I'd like to fit the horns out of the weather hopefully in the fairing. Any suggestions or suck it and see?




Any comments or advice would be gratefully received

Cheers Johnboy

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Re: How to fit dual Fiamm horns
« Reply #1 on: Jun 02, 2018, 08:21 PM »
So for q1 your assumptions are correct
30 and 87 are the supply to the new horns, then the relaynis active the switch closes and 87ngets power on it.
85 and 86 are the coil terminals and should be fitted to the existing horn circuit, when you energise the circuit (push the horn button) the coil will magnetism and close the switch.

Q2 Fuse size, who knows, you have not given us any information on the new horns.
Q3 Same goes for the wire gauge, if we know the current we will know the wire gauge.

Q4 suck it and see to find the best space and mounting points.

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Re: How to fit dual Fiamm horns
« Reply #2 on: Jun 02, 2018, 08:42 PM »

Just about all the diagrams are similar. I fitted the Denalli Sound bomb which may have had a 30 amp fuse.  :027:

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Re: How to fit dual Fiamm horns
« Reply #3 on: Jun 03, 2018, 07:37 AM »
Dave and I giving sensible answers, whatever next? :027:

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Re: How to fit dual Fiamm horns
« Reply #4 on: Jun 03, 2018, 11:41 AM »

 
 God only knows, but Q4 is suspect.
 
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Re: How to fit dual Fiamm horns
« Reply #5 on: Jun 13, 2018, 04:48 PM »
After several days of 2 steps forward and 1 or more backwards the horns are now fitted and functioning well.
They are mounted within the the left side of the fairing where there are 2 convenient threaded mount points. It was a case of trial and error bending metal strips into a shallow S shape. I have developed budgie-shit soldering (similar to, but scaled down pigeon-shit welding). 
Very much function over form but they are virtually out of sight and out of the weather. But more importantly they work!

Next job? - Hepco & Becker centre stand.

As someone has pointed out, all these 'extras' will bring up the weight to that of the out going BMW R1150R. So much for downsizing.