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Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird with invisibly-mounted Stebel Air Horn

Posted on November 17, 2006 by TwistedThrottle.com There have been 0 comments

Here we have some pictures and a tutorial on installing a Stebel Air horn to a CBR1100XX Blackbird.

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!

 





1) Get ready to remove the windscreen and front cowling!





2) Photo looking up inside original horn inside front cowling.





3) Photo looking up inside front cowling after original horn removed.





4) Original horn after removal





5) L-shaped mounting bracket (part TWT-00-013-001) required for holding Stebel Nautilus horn in original Honda CBR1100XX front cowling.





6) MHI.141 bracket is installed on Stebel horn prior to installation on bike.





7) MHI.141 bracket is installed on Stebel horn prior to installation on bike.





8) Remove this bolt from the bike - it will be used as the mounting point for the Stebel horn-with-bracket assembly.





9) Horn bolted into position.





10) Photo of horn installed from above left side of bike.





11) Horn bolted into position.





12) Horn bolted into position.





13) Horn bolted into position.





14) Position a piece of velcro to hold the horn's relay in place under the seat.





15) Relay held in place with velcro.





Let the wiring begin!





5) L-shaped mounting bracket (part TWT-00-013-001) required for holding Stebel Nautilus horn in original Honda CBR1100XX front cowling.






















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.

Sheldon"


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