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Air Horn: Stebel Nautilus

Unread post by Brackstone » Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:26 pm

Has anyone used this horn or have any other air horn they would like to recommend? I'm buying one for my next motorcycle.

http://www.bikerhiway.com/stebel-nautil ... -p-74.html

*edit* fixed the link. took the L off HTML doh!
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Unread post by Skier » Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:19 pm

The link is broken but I've heard plenty of great things about the Stebel Nautilus. Some riders complain it stopped working shortly after installing it but a vast majority say it works great.

I am ordering one in the next day or two, I am tired of wimpy motorcycle horns. Almost got run over when someone violated my right of way and didn't hear my horn until I was already safely moving away.

I think I'll get one for my car, too, so when I honk at jerkbags who don't know how to use their turn signals, they'll hear it.
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Unread post by Hipster Doofus » Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:42 am

You won't regret it. It gets the attention of ALL drivers.

I hit it by accident the other day when hurrying to change lanes in a traffic jam & the semi driver looked in his mirror to see what was going on. :laughing:

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Unread post by Lion_Lady » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:08 pm

Check out this thread on another forum (by me): http://forum.motorcycle-usa.com/default ... 2&m=234395

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Air Horn: Stebel Nautilus

Unread post by lesgo » Sat May 17, 2008 7:48 am

I've installed one on my K75 and find it is an attention getter. I use a horn as a last resort but when needed it'll wake most cagers.

As an aside its a fairly large lump of material and the manufacturer recommends a vertical mounting so you may have to be creative to find a suitable location. I had to remove brackets and use lots of zip ties to locate mine high in the fairing.
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Unread post by HYPERR » Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:24 pm

Pam, will this fit on the R1150R Roadster?
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Unread post by storysunfolding » Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:49 pm

I love my nautilus. I've used it three times for cages. First time the little VW bug that started to cut me off hopped right back in her lane and I got the finger. :roll: Second time the guy in the F-350 that was cutting me off jumped back into his lane then kept looking behind him in his mirrors and out the window to see what caused that sound. Kept looking right passed me "Nah- motorcycles aren't that loud" :laughing: . The last time I was doing 10 mph in traffic, being tailgated with a jersey wall on the left. Hit the horn and held it as this woman in a red civic kept moving into my lane while jabbering away on my cellphone. She didn't hear it! :frusty: :frusty: :frusty: :frusty: So I kicked her door hard enough to leave a dent. After she finished screaming at me for hitting her door I told her not to worry, I wouldn't be pressing charges for assault. Shut her right up.

Anyway- while a loud horn is definitely better than a wimpy horn, it has nothing on my size 11 boot... I mean other hazard avoidance maneuvers (stopping, swerving, throttling out)
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Unread post by Brackstone » Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:50 pm

Yes I finally have it installed on my bike and it RIPS :D

I haven't seen anyone not hear it :)
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Unread post by Lion_Lady » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:11 pm

HYPERR wrote:Pam, will this fit on the R1150R Roadster?
I expect so. We pulled the stock horn off my Rockster and used some garage engineering - little metal bracket from Home Depot, etc. to install the Nautilus in its place. It is at a slight angle, with the bell pointing mostly down.

To further "hide" the horn, I sprayed the galvanized metal parts of the horn with flat black rattle can paint.

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I do recommend that you toss the 50 cent relay that comes with the horn and buy a good one at Radio Shack, etc. After getting caught in a heavy rain, the original relay failed.

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Unread post by ceemes » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:15 pm

I WANT ONE!!!!!!!
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Unread post by Lion_Lady » Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:51 pm

Brackstone wrote:Yes I finally have it installed on my bike and it RIPS :D

I haven't heard anyone hear it :)
Using that horn on someone you KNOW is gonna do something stupid - once they do - is positively comical!! Flying elbows and a mad swerve back into their lane, followed by a head swivel to look for the Big Truck that almost creamed them.

I "get to" use my horn every couple months. Usually on the Beltway.

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Unread post by Keithva99 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:22 pm

I bought this horn for my Kawasaki Drifter 800 and it fit fine in spot for the original horn. This is the LOUDEST horn you will ever find and EVERYONE hears and IMMEDIATELY responds to it.

Be sure to remember that you, the rider, will be closer to the horn than anyone on the road - it will hurt your ears - so you will use it only when really necessary.

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Unread post by MS_Steve » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:25 pm

Installed the Chrome Stebel Nautilus horn on my S83 Boulevard a couple of months ago. It's GREAT, quite an attention-getter.
The way mine was mounted, the air intake was kind of pointed toward the front, the instructions recommend a hose directed to the rear, so road debris doesn't collect (and get consumed) in the air intake.
I've also heard, several have died a quiet death after a couple of months...it's possible they had some foreign objects (road grit) drawn into the compressor.

Anyhoooo, I give a Thumbs Up to the Stebel Nautilus Horn.... I'm thinking of getting on for my Corolla.

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Unread post by Lion_Lady » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:22 am

I had to replace the relay in my SNC, after riding some distance, in HEAVY rain. The original relay wasn't terribly high quality, but the Radio Shack one has performed as needed ever since.

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Unread post by viru87 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:59 am

I have heard good response for stebel... One of my friend also uses it and he is happy with it...
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