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Offline KevinB

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Denali Soundbomb Split Dual-Tone Horn Install
« on: November 21, 2015, 05:26:32 AM »
So I decided to up my game in combatting DWHUA drivers (Driving While Head Up Ass) and ordered the Denali Soundbomb Split Dual-Tone Horn...

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/denali-soundbomb-split-dual-tone-air-horn

Along with the Plug-N-Play wiring kit and Versys 1000 specific mounting brackets...

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/plug-n-play-wiring-kit-for-stebel-compact-nautilus-airhorns

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/denali-horn-mounting-bracket-for-kawasaki-versys-1000lt-15

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Instructions are simple to understand (which is good for me...too many words make Mongo's head hurt)...





What the instructions leave out is that the nose needs to be removed in order to access the OEM horn wiring.




Some guy a lot smarter than me wrote an excellent tutorial on the Versys forum...

http://www.versys1000.com/index.php/topic,15367.0.html


First step once the plastics are removed is to replace the rear mounting bolt on the voltage regulator with the supplied bolt/bracket...






Then install the acoustic unit with the included mounting bolt/nut (I went ahead and attached the air hose)...




Next install the supplied bolt and bracket that will mount the compressor unit. This is for fitting/wiring, as the bolt will need to be removed in order to reinstall the side fairings later on...






And then run the air hose to the compressor. I could have trimmed the hose, but decided to leave enough length in case I decide to use it on another bike in the future.




Now for the wiring harness...




I mounted the included relay near the battery, and ran the power wire to my Fuzeblock to minimize the number of ring terminals attached to my battery.






Snake the wiring under the tank...




Run the horn leads to the front. Factory wires to the horn are red/black = power   black = ground




Now to ground the compressor...




I used this factory grounding point on the frame...




Before reinstalling the plastics, time for a test...



http://vimeo.com/146441385


Fairly unobtrusive once the bodywork is in place...






Total install time was @ 2.5 hours.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2015, 12:14:52 PM by KevinB »

Offline springer

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Re: Denali Soundbomb Split Dual-Tone Horn Install
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2015, 08:08:49 AM »
 Excellent how to! Plenty of pictures!

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Re: Denali Soundbomb Split Dual-Tone Horn Install
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2015, 03:56:10 PM »
Sounds familiar......nice write-up.

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Re: Denali Soundbomb Split Dual-Tone Horn Install
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2015, 04:54:15 PM »
That thing is loud!  I love it!
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Re: Denali Soundbomb Split Dual-Tone Horn Install
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2015, 07:50:04 PM »
That should scare the shit of some old lady!
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Re: Denali Soundbomb Split Dual-Tone Horn Install
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2015, 11:44:41 PM »
Does the relay come with the horn or the harness or is it a separate purchase? Just ordered the horn. Wondering if the Denali will work with just the existing horn wiring or will it require the battery direct wiring and relay.
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Re: Denali Soundbomb Split Dual-Tone Horn Install
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2015, 12:57:03 AM »
Does the relay come with the horn or the harness or is it a separate purchase? Just ordered the horn. Wondering if the Denali will work with just the existing horn wiring or will it require the battery direct wiring and relay.

The relay came with the horn kit. Not sure about using the existing horn wiring...I'm electrically inept, so I just went ahead and ordered the idiot-proof wiring kit.  :)

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Re: Denali Soundbomb Split Dual-Tone Horn Install
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2015, 07:05:15 PM »
Good job. I have been thinking about one of those myself. thanks for the great right up.
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Offline Chuck A.

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Re: Denali Soundbomb Split Dual-Tone Horn Install
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2015, 08:54:42 PM »
 Put one of these horns on my 1500 no lead last  Wednesday. It is plenty loud for a horn on the bike.
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Denali Soundbomb Split Dual-Tone Horn Install
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2015, 08:27:52 AM »
I bought one and went to install it, but the relay is sticking.  If I disconnect the horn, I can hear the relay toggle, but as soon as I connect the horn, the relay sticks closed.  Just need to stop by Autozone for a new relay.
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Re: Denali Soundbomb Split Dual-Tone Horn Install
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2015, 09:31:33 AM »
I may relocate mine to the stock horn location under the nose...being under the plastic side cover muffles it just a tad. Still loud, but I want the full "Holy Crap!" effect.  :)

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Re: Denali Soundbomb Split Dual-Tone Horn Install
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2016, 08:01:44 PM »
How did you tighten the bracket screw with the left fairing in place.  I can't seem to find a straight path to the screw and with the fairly in place I can't get to it from the side.

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Re: Denali Soundbomb Split Dual-Tone Horn Install
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2016, 09:23:43 PM »
I wound up zip-tie'ing the compressor to the tubular engine mount. I installed a set of SW Motech crash bars and they interfered with the entire mount. Before the SWM bars, I just left the bolt out of the fairing mount (using just the lower mount).