Author Topic: 1400 Touring Horns  (Read 333 times)

Offline Cruzerdog

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1400 Touring Horns
« on: November 04, 2018, 10:16:55 PM »
I need recommendations on easy to install  &  LOUD replacement horns :copcar:  on a 2015 California  touring .


. the factory ones are kinda too polite  quiet
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Re: 1400 Touring Horns
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 01:49:06 AM »
Check out Hella Super Tone & Sharp Tone - come as a pair with a relay, relatively cheap ( additional Guzzi content), about twice as large as originals, but the Cali is big enough to make them look small. Strong Tones are about the same size as the originals, cheaper, no relay, but  not as loud.
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Re: 1400 Touring Horns
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 06:33:07 AM »
I concur with Hella Supertone.


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Re: 1400 Touring Horns
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 07:50:03 AM »
Hi,
I've been reading about the Hella Horns on the Guzzi site.  I have a Cali 1400 Tour with OEM horns (3" diameter).   The Hellas seem much larger, will they fit in the original, OEM location?

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Re: 1400 Touring Horns
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 09:41:44 AM »
Denali Soundbomb 120 db

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Denali Mini soundbomb 113 db

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Hella universal twin horns 110 db

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Re: 1400 Touring Horns
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 12:41:23 PM »
I've got a Denali Soundbomb two-piece on my V7ii. I like the loudness, but I'm not totally happy with how it fits on the bike. With that said, I think the single-piece version might fit on the 1400 in the space where the existing horns are.

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Re: 1400 Touring Horns
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 12:44:03 PM »
Whatever horns you select make sure you use a relay and wire it as direct from the battery as you can with a decent size wire say #16.

The California II came with really loud Fiaam horns, their Freeway Blasters were as close as I could find.
Wired through the Guzzi OEM horn relay or horn button they are pathetic but direct from the battery through the relay they came with they are deafening. They must be mounted to be self draining, I first tried them sideways but they only lasted a couple of months.

The Fiaams don't look very good but they are hidden under the tank cheeks of my Griso
The Hella Supertones look the part if they are out in the open.
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Re: 1400 Touring Horns
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2018, 11:15:31 AM »
I've been using dual FIAMM's for many years, but my new favorite is the Denali Split Soundbomb:  Very loud and easy to mount because it unlinks the dual-tone horn and compressor into separate units much less awkward to fit than the all-in-one Soundbomb.  Like all serious horns, you need to fit a relay.
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