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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