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Old 11-28-11, 02:29 PM   #1
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Looking for a horn loud enough to get people to drop their cell phone.

That's what I want to get for my car, and it's got to fit under the hood. Who's got some ideas that didn't come off of a train or a ship?
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Old 11-28-11, 02:38 PM   #2
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Something like this? (0:26) Ooops, sorry I missed the "no train" clause.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh7eh...layer_embedded

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I've thought about going to a shop that sells lights and sirens, etc. and getting a PA system so I could express myself not only to cell phone users but those that are slow to respond to green lights, don't use turn signals, go slower than the flow in the inner lane. Sometime a single finger and a horn just doesn't adequately capture enough emotion to make an impression.
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Hella Supertones? 113db or thereabouts
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I bet Pcad could just yell at 'em from the passenger seat.
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That's what I want to get for my car, and it's got to fit under the hood. Who's got some ideas that didn't come off of a train or a ship?
I thought you didn't have a motor? You have plenty of room under the hood then.
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Old 11-28-11, 03:32 PM   #9
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Tempting as it is, that's too much.

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I bet Pcad could just yell at 'em from the passenger seat.
But that would mean riding with Pcad....

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I thought you didn't have a motor? You have plenty of room under the hood then.
Well, technically it's an engine under the hood. The no motor? refers to my bicycle.
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Hella Supertones? 113db or thereabouts
I put a Fiam "Freeway blaster" on an older smaller Honda (CB360) before that put out that many decibels, and it was as underwhelming as most motorcycle horns. I like the description of this one "Product Description
This is a full-power railroad locomotive/ocean liner type compressed air horn squeezed into a bike-mountable package. Totally overkill, until you need to wake up some lethal driver. It’s got both the high and low ear-splitting tones of the individually sold Fiamm Freeway Blaster Horns, plus a little more oomph. The 139dB high and low tone blasters combine via air induction to cut through the din and make the most distracted of drivers drop their cell phones and pay attention. Installs easily on all bikes with a 4.5"3"4.5" space for mounting. The loudest motorcycle horn available. If Ethel Merman, Sam Kinison and John Philip Sousa ever had a band, and played through a wall-of-sound amp rack, it would sound like this. 12V. 18A. 18A, 1 lb 4 oz."

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I put a Fiam "Freeway blaster" on an older smaller Honda (CB360) before that put out that many decibels, and it was as underwhelming as most motorcycle horns. I like the description of this one "Product Description
This is a full-power railroad locomotive/ocean liner type compressed air horn squeezed into a bike-mountable package. Totally overkill, until you need to wake up some lethal driver. It’s got both the high and low ear-splitting tones of the individually sold Fiamm Freeway Blaster Horns, plus a little more oomph. The 139dB high and low tone blasters combine via air induction to cut through the din and make the most distracted of drivers drop their cell phones and pay attention. Installs easily on all bikes with a 4.5"3"4.5" space for mounting. The loudest motorcycle horn available. If Ethel Merman, Sam Kinison and John Philip Sousa ever had a band, and played through a wall-of-sound amp rack, it would sound like this. 12V. 18A. 18A, 1 lb 4 oz."

I've used one of those. LOUD.
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Old 11-28-11, 05:42 PM   #12
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I've used one of those. LOUD.
That's what I was hoping to hear.
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I'd prefer something more subtle.
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http://www.wolo-mfg.com/air.htm
they sound like a loud euro car horn. look for a warranty to weed out the cheap stuff.

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This is loud enough to stop traffic: http://deltacycle.com/Airzound-Bike-Horn , and it's built for bicycles- you can refill it with your frame pump.
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I'd prefer something more subtle.
Nice, but not very steampunk. Reminds me of the remote that turns any TV off.
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