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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote drøn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep 2019 at 09:02
Originally posted by Chris950s Chris950s wrote:

There is of course the replacement route if you want the bike to be mint


i'm definitely not a mint kinda guy.
Also, my switchgear texts are in italian which I think is rather cool.
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My old bicycle had "World Tour" on the tyres, which proved something of an embarrassment around the village, but at least they didn't say Goodyear.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ken-Guzzibear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep 2019 at 11:30
engrave yourself unless you have a very steady hand and the gear to do it will never end well, better to search for a specialist but that may cost as much as replacing the switchgear 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep 2019 at 20:13
From what I can see in the pic, and what I remember, the legends weren't that great anyway.

God I can remember stabbing for the horn "button" (the yellow rocker bottom left), missing it, and turning all the lights off instead. Was the Spada, I don't think I'd had it long. LOL






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There's text? Who knew?
 

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A squeeze horn? Seriously?
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At least you can't flash the lights by accident......

That rocker switch is one of the daftest ideas I've come across.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 2019 at 14:03
A squeeze horn? Yes, seriously. It's in addition to a working electric horn, but in itself, in the UK, it would constitute the legal requirements for a 'horn' to be fitted (where required).

In my case, it was fitted for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride a few years back, but it has proved its real-world worth when I go to park in the centre of the City of Oxford, in a street where the tourists apparently don't know the difference between a road and a footpath. I have a hunch that they'd be more likely to shift their arses were I to swap the 'parp-parp hooter' for a bicycle bell.

Oh, it's also proved useful when filtering, believe it or not, and *seems* to be perceived as less aggressive than the full on horns. As is the case, too, with the tourist hordes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 2019 at 14:28
I seem to remember that after a certain date, the horn must emit a continuous note. But as an auxiliary "ornament", fine.

Of course you could always fit a set of air horns playing Dixie.......
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 2019 at 14:31
Post '73, I think, but this horn is older than that. 

The Dixie air horns would be a fail. Reasons for rejection: "..a motor bicycle fitted with a gong, bell. siren or horn which emits two or more alternating tones"

Reminds me. Crossing the road in San Francisco
, I couldn't work out where the bloody horse was, but could clearly hear one whinnying. Turns out, Mustang owners fit them, I was told. Horns that whinny, that is, not horses.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 2019 at 16:32
A Norton Commando I had was fitted with air horns (by the previous owner). They were very loud and effective (not playing Dixie or any other tune). The problem was it took a couple of seconds for the compressor to spin up so by the time they came on the reason for using them had gone.....

I fitted a pair of Fiamm type windtones (powered through a relay of course) after that and they were excellent. I kept meaning to rig up something so that I could only use the low tone in town, keeping the full discordant effect for the high road, but never got round to it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 2019 at 21:58
Originally posted by Barry Barry wrote:

motor bicycle fitted with a gong, bell. siren or horn which emits two or more alternating tones"

I had an MOT tester threatening to fail the Norge because I had a Stebel Nautilus fitted. I had to point out the meaning of the word "alternating".Confused
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You could get them laser engraved then fill with paint and rub down?
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