Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Northern Virgina, USA
Horn upgrade, relocation
Still on track with my "cheap and easy" mods. One of the early on mods that I usually do on my motorcycles is horn upgrade. Since this was an old school bike, I wanted to try and keep the theme going - so that eliminates most air horns. Since there is no room for a Klaxon - I drew my inspiration from Excelsior Henderson, which was known for putting a big chrome horn up front, near the headlight. Since there was no such place available on the Triumph, I found the radiator bolt very convenient for mounting my new ($12) horn. Best part, I easily re-routed the horn wires and reused the connectors without needing to cut or splice.
As far as sound upgrade, it's about the same pitch, and probably between 5-10db louder due to the larger size, but it didn't require a relay.
Question: I think the chrome works with the other chrome and stainless bits. But I'm toying with the idea of either bronzing, or blackening out the chrome cover. Thoughts?
I've spent my fortune on wine, women, and motorcycles. The rest I wasted on everything else.