Bad Boy Air Horn Mounted on XCountry

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  1. 2looney
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    I mounted a Wolo Bad Boy horn on my XC and would like to share it with you all.
    I took a 1/4" X 4 1/2" X 5 1/2" aluminum plate and made it my mounting bracket as you can see in the picture
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    I fastened the relay switch to the backside of the plate to help hide the wiring. Next is to remove the side panel which you will find 2 threaded holes to mount the plate.
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    With the plate predrilled i can now fasten it to the bike with 2 metric 8mm X 15mm allen screw which I had. The next picture will show the unit mounted in place.
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    All conection that I had done I also used a dielectric grease to allow good connections while riding through different weather systems and climates. This is something I do with all electrical connections.Now the final picture with the side panel back on. I also plane to paint the mounting bracket black so it blends into that space a little bit more.
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    If you have any questions let me know.
    Stay Safe
    Billy2looney
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    Good stuff...Nice Job!!!
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    I like it! Thanks for posting. I think I may do the same thing. I didn't want to tear into the fairing to mount it. This gives a nice alternative.

    Thanks again.
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    Nice install Billy
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    Hi Bob, I also put my inline fuse in behind the other side panel where you would find the other fuses. With the Wolo they show a inline fuse from the battery to the unit. This way if for any reason you blow a fuse it is easy to access.
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    looks really good, so when you come over you will now be an expert to do mine LOL ;-)
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    Aw long as you supply that magic serum in a bottle I will help you do the install. Lol
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    I'd supply the magic serum. But it's a loooooooong way to go for a drink!
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    Did I hear "ROAD TRIP". Lol
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    I have a badboy horn that I installed on the ignition bracket, Made a simple bracket,[​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] then drilled a 5/16 hole on the left side of the ignition bracket, ran the wires under the gas tank & blam-o looks like it was made that way.having it on the side of the front cylinder means it stays cool an out of the way .
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    Thx, for another alternative, Chuck and bythe way nice bike....


    Stay Safe

    Billy
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    Do you have a picture prior to the first one that shows any of the wiring part of it.
    Many thanks
    Amanda
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    Hi Amanda
    Give me a day or 2 and I will try and get something posted. Do you have a horn to install already.
    Stay Safe, Billy2looney
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    2looney.....

    Did you have a pattern that you cut the aluminum by? And would it be possible to get a copy of it. I like the way you mounted it "permanent/solidly". I'd like to duplicateit if possible.

    Thanks.
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    I can take the measurements and take a picture and post it on this thread.
    Billy2looney
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    That looks fantastic Looney, would love to do that on my Vision or Hardball, saw a badboy at my local stealership, I may be in contact sir....
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    Just got two Wolo Bad Boy Air Horns for both of our XC's. I'm curious; has anyone tried to mount to bottom of lower triple clamp (just below fairing and above front fender???While studying bike; it appears there is plenty of room here, and the horn would be in optimal location to provide secure bracket to pre-tapped holes and give bestaudible results. Let me know what you think....
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    Hi Thumbs, I did look into that area and felt it was going to be very crammed. The spot where I installed mine allows me to still keep the original horn and allows me to interchange the wiring back to the original one if the air horn malfunctions while being on a long cruise as well as easy access to service. Some of the guys have also installed them in the fairing. Those were my concerns regarding an install, alternatives and service, hope I've answered your question.
    Stay Safe
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    Be careful mounting anything between the triple tree and the fender. All of that space disappears quickly when you go over a railroad crossing or similar location.

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