Uncharacteristically good advice
I've now finally gotten around to fitting the SoundBomb Mini.
It was more difficult than I would have liked, or maybe I just made it more complicated, either way it's now done.
I followed the advice given and decided not to try piggy backing off the OEM horn, just fitted the new one instead.
I used the OEM bracket which is no more than lets say a flimsy piece of metal, barely stronger than tin!
I first tried to use both brackets supplied but it then angled out too far and was not only obvious and ugly, but closer to the front wheel than I was comfortable with. This would have made it prone to crap and all sorts being flicked up from the road even more so than it already is!
Finally I used the OEM bracket and one of the so called bracket supplied.
Not the prettiest install, but it's better than before.
The problem is the Evotech Rad guard, extends a bit further than the bottom of the rad, for obvious reasons, but it restricts the available space for the OEM horn and the new one is even bigger so it needs to hand lower. That and the OE wiring is ridiculously short with no excess to pull through. Therefore, this was the best I could position it. The instructions say the horn should be facing down, so I tried my best to but again the space and lack of wiring meant it can't.
The bracket and back of horn covered in a tonne on Rust Blocker, to give it the best chance of surviving at least one season. I might use the second piece of metal to re-enforce the first and that way make it somewhere close to substantial, but otherwise this is it.
I am pleased with the horn itself and the noise it makes is far better than the original. Louder but not too much so, the biggest difference is it now sounds like a proper car one, rather than like a mouse farting through a straw!
Overall I'm happy and just need to use it in anger... sorry, as an audible warning device towards other road users, I mean