Horn Modification 2001 V Star (Road Star too)

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Written by Author Unknown, Contributed By Barry "Glockerdude" Boyer   
Thursday, 10 June 2004

EDITORS NOTE:  Barry just started making a very cool gas cap option for the Road Star.  If you would like to see it, please visit his website.  It can be found on our "Links of Interest" page, or by clicking here.  To email Barry, click on his name below the Title of this article.  -Thanks Barry! -GRAM

I got the inspiration for this modification after seeing a picture and posting by “GlockerDude” (posting number 53145.1) on “The Road Star Riders” forum. I sometimes reach for the horn and press the turn signal and liked the idea of having a button near my thumb. The cost was $5.00 for parts and the project took about 2 hours. Now I have 2 horn buttons.

This is the finished Horn Modification:




Steps
 

  1. For the Switch I used a Radio Shack Sub-Mini push-button switch when pushed closes the electrical connection. Part number 275-1571B (see picture below)

  2. Open the left horn housing and remove the horn, turn signal, choke and high beam switches.

  3. Find a spot on the housing for the hole. Measure twice….you don’t want to drill the hole in the wrong spot. There is not a lot of room inside the housing. I drilled my hole slightly off and could only put one screw for the horn bracket back because the new switch was right beside the hole.

  4. Located the horns wires (Pink and Black)

  5. Solder the switch via a small pair of wires to the back of the horn switch see picture below). Don’t look at my mess. I didn’t have a low powered soldering iron and had a couple of problems.

  6. I placed a small drop of glue on the back of the switch to hold the switch in place and help keep water out.

  7. I have included couple of finished product pictures below.




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Stebel Horn bracket
Written by SaltyJack, on 03-13-2009 11:22
I was wondering if someone would kind-heartily take a pic of their bracket(morified, homemade, boughten,Whatever) for the stebel nautlius horn, just so I can get an idea from there. I would also like some one to post a reason or two as to the main purpose(uses) for the Inexpensive Bike Lift that is posted by Fat Bike. Is it worh bothering with or just go spend $ for a lift?? Hey...You know I'm going to appreciate it :) Thanks Guys !

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