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  • Mon, Jan 12 2009 6:29 PM

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    What is the decibel rating of a stock Harley Davidson horn ?

    I bought a LeNale cooling fan for my 02 FXDL and it included a mini horn rated at 100 decibles. I need some advice; should I reinstall the original horn or use the mini horn ? I have not installed the fan or the horn yet so I don't know how it sounds, but would like to know what the decibel rating is for the stock horn. This will help me determine which horn to use.

    Thanks for your help

    Beer

  • Tue, Jan 13 2009 9:07 AM In reply to

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    Re: What is the decibel rating of a stock Harley Davidson horn ?

    I've never seen any published data on the stock HD horn as far as decibel rating. Perhaps some of the folks lurking may have?

     

     Faster, Faster, Faster! Till the trill of speed overcomes the fear of death......

  • Tue, Jan 13 2009 12:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: What is the decibel rating of a stock Harley Davidson horn ?

    Smitty,

     Why don't you just hook the mini horn up directly to your battery, and see which one is louder?

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Tue, Jan 13 2009 3:31 PM In reply to

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    Re: What is the decibel rating of a stock Harley Davidson horn ?

    Thanks for the advice FX, but if I open the box and test the new horn, it will be mine and I can't return it. I'm just not sure which one is loudest. The mini horn mounts under the fan, and would look pretty good, but if I use the stock horn I have to mount it on the left side down tube. Beer                      

     

     

    Beer

  • Wed, Jan 14 2009 8:16 AM In reply to

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    Re: What is the decibel rating of a stock Harley Davidson horn ?

    Smitty,

      If you're gonna use the fan anyway, what difference does it make if you open the box?

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Wed, Jan 14 2009 12:26 PM In reply to

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    Re: What is the decibel rating of a stock Harley Davidson horn ?

    FX,

    The horn was a separate purchase, and is in it's own box. I just wanted to know if it was any louder than the stock horn on my bike. It was only $20.00 so I think I will just say screw it and install it, because I've not had any luck in getting an answer to my question. I have searched the web and have found motorcycle horn decible ratings anywhere from 85 -  105. It looks like nobody knows for sure, not even Harley.

    Thanks for your help. I appreciate it.

    Smitty

    Beer

  • Wed, Jan 14 2009 2:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: What is the decibel rating of a stock Harley Davidson horn ?

    Smitty,

     You could leave them both on too......................

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Sat, Jan 17 2009 8:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: What is the decibel rating of a stock Harley Davidson horn ?

     Smitty, any stock Harley horn I've ever had has been fairly loud, and I've never seen a horn, mini or otherwise, to exclude air horns, that was louder than the stocker!  Maybe I've been lucky, but I'm pretty satisfied with the stocker...I pulled the original mini horn off of mine when I bought it from my pal strictly because of this, and the difference is significant!!!  For loud, stay stock!

     

  • Sun, Jan 18 2009 9:45 PM In reply to

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    Re: What is the decibel rating of a stock Harley Davidson horn ?

     Pan, I have a 06 Heritage and a 08 roadkind. the 06 heritage's horn has a nice deep loud sound But the 08 road king(FLHR) sounds like a Volkswagen bug . It's embarrassing to use and  it's not very loud.                                                                                          Smitty if you want to find out what the decibel reading is for any horn Go to your local Police department they have decibel reading meters.

  • Mon, Jan 19 2009 1:34 PM In reply to

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    Re: What is the decibel rating of a stock Harley Davidson horn ?

    Thanks for the advice. I didn't think about the police dept. I just hope they don't ask me to start the bike because I have Cycle Shacks on it. They would probably peg their meter; don't need no stinkin' tickets !!!!Yes

    Beer

  • Sun, Mar 25 2018 7:00 AM In reply to

    Re: What is the decibel rating of a stock Harley Davidson horn ?

     I think you're asking the DB rating. I belive the Federal DOT requires 107. Had a Yamaha Majesty. And upgraded to a louder PIAA horn. Which I believe was 110. 

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