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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 26-Jan-2019, 04:00 PM (917) Thread Starter
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Lots of folks swear by the Denali Sound Bomb and associated bracketry. Costs about $70 from Revzilla and other vendors.

I watched a YouTube video that showed a guy adding this VEMO horn in place of his stock horn on his '14 GSA.

Being frugal wherever possible, I ordered one and gave it a try. The horn mounted in the stock place, the connector in the box connected to the stock harness connector and all was rosy. It was deeper and louder than stock but not earth shattering like the Denali is.

After a few hundred miles the horn became intermittent. I removed it and discovered that it had some water inside, likely due to my error in mounting with the bell facing forward and up. Duhhhh.

Having added the EZCan to my GSA I decided to use one of the High Power Circuits to power this horn and to reinstall the stock horn as well.

WOW! I mounted the Vemo Horn to the fairing mount in the same place the Denali Sound Bomb Horn gets mounted using the bracket that is supplied with the horn.

Once connected to the EZCan the optest was more than satisfactory. The first time I blew it in the garage my wife came running out to see what the matter was. She had been in the basement 50 feet and many rooms away.

This VEMO horn is much louder through the EZCan than it was when connected to the stock horn connection. The two horns together are quite satisfactory.

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How did you wire the Vemo? I have one in stock already.

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I went to the linked site. The horn is a low tone unit. My understanding is that most horn systems work with a high tone and low tone together to obtain sound. Is this the single unit you are using. Are you using the BMW horn and this horn together in tandem? $10.95 is a cheap alternative. I went on Ebay to see if I could get one w/free shipping and the descriptions fit a BMW auto and are twice the price.

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How did you wire the Vemo? I have one in stock already.

Mike
For the initial installation "The horn mounted in the stock place, the connector in the box connected to the stock harness connector and all was rosy. It was deeper and louder than stock but not earth-shattering like the Denali is."

For the second, and current installation " Having added the EZCan to my GSA I decided to use one of the High Power Circuits to power this horn and to reinstall the stock horn as well. I mounted the Vemo Horn to the fairing mount in the same place the Denali Sound Bomb Horn gets mounted using the bracket that is supplied with the horn. This VEMO horn is much louder through the EZCan than it was when connected to the stock horn connection. The two horns together are quite satisfactory." I ran a 16 gauge pair of wires from the EZCan under the Pillion Seat up the right side of the frame under the tank and connected to the VEMO horn using a BMW wire harness repair connector I purchased through my local BMW dealer. The connector comes with two leads and connects directly to the Vemo Horn Connector.


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I went to the linked site. The horn is a low tone unit. My understanding is that most horn systems work with a high tone and low tone together to obtain sound. Is this the single unit you are using. Are you using the BMW horn and this horn together in tandem? $10.95 is a cheap alternative. I went on eBay to see if I could get one w/free shipping and the descriptions fit a BMW auto and are twice the price.
I am using the VEMO Low Tone horn in conjunction with the stock horn. The stock horn is a higher tone. Together they work well. I went to Amazon as that was where I found it the cheapest. With Prime the shipping was free.
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