Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird with invisibly-mounted Stebel Air Horn
Using nothing but the Stebel Air horn, a stainless steel mounting bracket part TWT-00-013-001 from our website, and a little determination, we made this horn fit within the CBR1100XX's original cowling without modification, replacing the stock horn. No cutting or drilling required!
Here are the photos!
We have received this note and want to offer it in the case that your Blackbird is similarly set up.
"The physical installation was not as straightforward as this website's pictures describe. This is because, in the site's pictures, the oil cooler, just in front of the forks, was either removed or non-existent for their installation. Not wanting to disturb mine but wanting the Nautilus as close to the stock position as possible, I chose to modify the suggested bracket by drilling a mounting hole closer to the 90 degree bend and inverting the horn (although keeping the cylinder vertical, as suggested). Now the port faces backwards, but it doesn't make a difference: the sound is omnidirectional. The wiring was a snap; I got the fused, pre-wired harness and it took me all of ten minutes to get it installed. the toughest part of the wiring was finding a suitable place to ground the horn, but that ended up being straightforward as well.
The horn is very loud, even with its inversion and being covered by the fairings. It also has a very unique sound, higher pitched than normal horns. Overall I am very impressed with the product and satisfied with the entire process of dealing with twistedthrottle.com. I will certainly shop here again for more accessories for my bike.
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