horn question

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by gator72007, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. gator72007

    gator72007 New Member

    In my area to be able to ride my mb on the street i have to have under 50cc, headlight, horn, rear red light, reflector and muffler.

    I have everything except the horn, I am looking for ideas on what you guys have used

    heres a pic before i had it running i will post more when i get finished

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  2. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    You can get everything you need at an auto parts store and motorcycle/rv shop to get a full 12v system set up on your bike.

    check out http://www.monsterscooterparts.com/
    and http://www.electricscooterparts.com/
    for parts if you wish to order over the web.
    Check out my xr75 build thread and the electrical systems forum here at MBC. lots of good info around here, this is doable by anybody WITHOUT solder or engineering electrical components.
  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    well when it comes to a horn so as to be legal
    must be able to be heard __??____ ft away ??

    a person could -- for the real thing
    mount one of the ((small boat horns)) ----------- super loud !!!
    no batteries needed just the can of compressed air with the horn head piece

    there are some cool looking ((squash bulb)) type bicycle horns
    sound very nice -- distance carried ?? so so

    ride the motor bike
  4. gator72007

    gator72007 New Member

    thanks for the replys, sorry i should have stated that my headlights and tail lights both run on 'c' and 'aaa' batterys. Im looking for pics or suggestions on a horn thats self contained.
    That dosent require an ele. system to be wired. also i didnt find in my state laws any distance the horn has to be heard from. all it says is a horn is required, no sirens allowed.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2009
  5. Mary

    Mary Guest

    How about a small air horn? I had one on my kayak when I used it for fishing. I wasn't always sure a boater saw me and when it looked like they were bearing down on me, the air horn got their attention. Very loud.
  6. fm2200

    fm2200 Member

    Hi Gator72007 Air Zound is air only, air pump refills the little bottle and there you go and its pretty loud. Works for me take care, got mine on E-Bay there are two guys selling them one is cheaper than the other I paid 26.00 with shipping, very satisfied.
  7. AussieJester

    AussieJester Member

    I have been looking into fitting a air horn setup myself, i just took a looksee on EBay after seeing the above link post RE: the Air Zound and came across another neat little setup thats electric-->


    I like the remote button setup, i would prefer this to the Air Zound it looks a little whacky too me and would 'stand out' a bit on my ride i think, where as the one i linked too could be hidden easily ou of site and the button mounted on the bars ...IM gettin me one!!! hehee shall lets you fellas know how it goes when i getz it :)

  8. fm2200

    fm2200 Member

    Your right about the visual part it's not attractive, your alternative looks better but it's not small, looks like a radar detector for a cop. I may try that one as well, but I would not mount it on the rear section of the bike as shown in there illustration. thanks for the info
  9. AussieJester

    AussieJester Member

    On second inspection i noted the postage cost :-| Its Close to $AU50 bucks JUST in freight, the horn itself is cheaper Lo...I'll see if i can find one a little closer to home, i'm madly saving for my next build at the moment... If you get one before I let us know how it goes matey...I was thinking it could possibly go underneath a seat on a 'normal' bicycle? I will be placing one under my rear tray out of site i have the 'advantage' i guess of a little more room than a two wheeler :)

    Good luck with it anyway buddy ;-)

  10. Simon_A

    Simon_A Member

    How about a SLA battery in one of those underseat tool pouches with a small car horn and a switch inline?
  11. AussieJester

    AussieJester Member

    11.1 volt 2800mah Lipo might be a better choice if you went that way ALOT lighter & smaller would fit up under a seat easier i think wouldn't it? ;-) Good idea though.... very good idea actually....heads off to search for 48 volt to 12 volt converter LoL

    Last edited: Mar 30, 2009
  12. Email

    Email Member

    DC/DC Power Converters


    Takes a bit to get them in, and costs are ~ $130 for a 24/12 - 150W (~12.5A). They are one of the more compact power density converters on the market, have a good range on selection, etc. because they're custom built (2-4wk leadtime).
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  13. AussieJester

    AussieJester Member

    Cheerz Email..*Bookmarked* they are neat little units aint they! Will be very useful
    in the near future cheerz for that ;-)

  14. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

  15. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    I don't have a horn

    But If I did it would be a Air Horn !!!!!!!
    More Power !!!!!!
  16. Simon_A

    Simon_A Member

    The smaller 12VSLA's work great

    Mine runs a 3w Cree headlight, red LED taillight and a car horn (whuch runs off the kill button on the throttle).
  17. AussieJester

    AussieJester Member

    Ahh yep they do i use 4 of them myself :p Simply suggested lipos as they are lighter and smaller :)

  18. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    I'd recommend one of the air horns for bicycles - the air bottle is plastic and is filled by a tyre pump and it is incredibly loud. They retail in bike shops for about $40 US. Expensive for what they are but they are very loud. Louder than a car horn. They don't include enough hose to reach from the bottle to the horn if you mount the bottle behind the saddle - they assume the bottle goes on the downtube but that's where you engine is.

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