Horn connected to engine??????

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  1. matesrates

    matesrates New Member

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    Is there any ways to connect a Horn to engine????

    I don't mind loosing power when horn is presszpt

    Anyone have any ideas???
     
  2. city of angels

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    have you try an air horn i have one on my trike and it holds about 60 psi of air and trust peopledoes hear me when i honk my horn the website where i got mine is usabikemotors.com
     
  3. Bikeguy Joe

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    Hook it up to the white wire. 6v
     
  4. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    Finding a 6v horn isn't that tough - but finding one with as low an amperage/wattage as to not immediately shut off the engine might be a bit tricky. Loosing power would be fine - but I suspect it'd act as a kill switch & defeat the purpose.

    I've a vintage headlight with a horn built in, designed for a mere 3v instead of 6 it might work... but I've a generator hub so I've not tried it... for this I'd suggest batteries (headlight horn combo is common) or even an air horn like city of angles suggested *shrug*
     
  5. Happy Jack

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    My reply will have no solution to your horn search.
     
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  6. Kevlarr

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    I've seen one on an old Harley but I doubt it would work on a little china girl engine. Since they work off of engine vacuum to get them to work well (even on a V8) you have to rev the engine up, close the throttle and you can get a quick WHOOO WHOO out of them before there isn't enough vacuum left.

    I have to agree with city of angels though, the AIRZOUND is one of the most effective bike horns I've ever seen.

    YouTube - AirZound vs LL08VSV
     
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    Those AirZound horns are loud enough to make you jump out of you skin if you are not expecting the honk.
     
  8. Dave31

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    I use the airzound and it has saved my butt several times with drivers that fall asleep at the wheel.
     
  9. matesrates

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    Them generator head lights and tail lights combo
    Would a mini horn work off this instead of lights??
    This only creats very small power??


    I was thinking about putting a small 6 volt motorbike battery
    But i don't want to recharge it every time it goes flat....
    So connect it to white wire????zpt

    But then i have problem of to many amps in the battery might do damage??

    What do you think of this???
     
  10. matesrates

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    Is this the one connected to a water bottle thingy????

    They look good
    How many times can you press the horn ..
    With 60psi???.trk
     
  11. BarelyAWake

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    Probably, but I dunno for sure - I have a Sturmey Archer Dyno Hub, X-FDD: Sturmey Archer

    ...but even one of those bottle gens that run off a tire might work, it'd be worth a shot *shrug*

    The output of the white wire is so marginal I really doubt it'd do any damage, in fact I doubt it'd even manage to keep a battery topped of should you use a headlight...
     
  12. matesrates

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    Hey there
    I just received my delta Ait zone horn
    Its AWSOME thanks for the tipdance1
     
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  14. matesrates

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    hey there
    I bought some led head lights and tail light
    The front is 52 led needs 3 aa batterys
    The rear 5 led needs 2 aa batterys
    Most Normal aa battery 1.2 volts each?? total 6 volts???? Some are 1.5 volt..

    So instead of buying batterys Do you think these will run of the engines white wire??zpt
    Thanks for your help
     
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  15. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    Ahh - so now the (my) question would be, how to charge 12v DC accessories (like an mp3 player) off a 6v DC sys?

    ;)
     
  16. dag_29307

    dag_29307 New Member

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    Gimme a little time BarelyAWake I'm working on it. I will create/find something for that.
     
  17. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    o_O

    orly?

    dance1


    I hate tryin' to figure out electrics - "ZOT!!! ...hmm ...guess that's not it then o_O" is about the best I can do heh
     
  18. dag_29307

    dag_29307 New Member

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    Funny.. I'm no electrician either. Just a poor broke SOB that is determined to find a way. laff
    I have to I have no other way around and it's too far for me to walk anywhere here.
     
  19. 5446

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    hi guys there a gizmo on ebay I think its called a mini-gen max that would help.
     
  20. Kevlarr

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    Actually if your MP3 charges though a USB port/connector a USB port only puts out 5V at 500 mA.
     

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