Denali Soundbomb Compact Air Horn
Easy to install..Not as loud as I had hoped
Big improvement on other compact air horns but I wish it was a little louder.
June 24, 2016
i put this one in my car, after installing the 2 piece version on my tiger. 4 wires, one relay. unless you have the 12 gauge wire laying around buy the wiring harness, it's cheaper. just 2 colors of wire will run 6 bucks for 50 ft, each at the hated walmart.
June 21, 2016
This horn is a must buy for all daily riders
Highly recommended product, makes your presences known on the road
June 21, 2016
One extremely loud horn, but not the easiest to get onto the bike
I purchased this horn to replace the wimpy, weak "meep meep" of the stock horn unit on my 2002 BMW F650CS, and man, what an upgrade. Not even the most oblivious of texting drivers will be able to ignore the deafening sound of this horn. Wiring up the horn was a piece of cake, I did have to cut the stock connector off of my horn wiring though as it was a proprietary connector that I couldn't remove from the factory horn to reuse, but aside from that, a few spade connectors, some wire and a bit of heatshrink got the job done nicely. If you're not familiar with either crimping or soldering wires together, I would highly recommend buying the pre-made wiring harness as twisting and taping wires together just will not do. The main installation bugbear I had was trying to mount the thing, it's physically a very large horn and has specific mounting requirements to avoid premature failure. I mounted mine to the stock bracket that I had bent in a vice to angle it correctly, although in this setup, if I hit a pothole the fender just comes up and kisses the bottom of the horn, so I'm going to get some aluminium stock and remake the bracket to move the horn up and back, away from the headlight and away from the fender when the suspension is heavily compressed. If I was going to do it again on my bike, I'd probably get the split version and find somewhere to stash the compressor to make more room for the horn itself.
June 18, 2016
Worth every penny
I bought this Sound bomb for my 06 Roadstar. It was fairly easy to install aside from finding the right wires needed. It is a lot bulkier than I expected so the only place I found suitable to mount it was beneath the left passenger floorboard. It looks great there and sounds even better. A few weeks after installing it my bike tipped over leaving a couple of scuffs but no mechanical damage at all. Well, I must have messed up my homemade mounting bracket because a few weeks after that, the bracket broke and my horn went scooting and bouncing along the road at 40 mph. Pulled over and hooked the wires back up quick to see if I totally broke it and it worked perfectly fine. This thing is pretty dang durable. Some minor cracking in the housing and some decent road scars but it still works like a charm. I recommend this to anyone looking to get someone's attention on the road.
June 15, 2016
Denali Horn and 2016 FJR ES
Why manufactures insist on installing a weak sounding moped horn on their big bikes 900cc +; I could not tell you but this was the first item I replaced on my new FJR. I order this item based on the decibels and other user's ratings, but somehow missed the other FJR review who stated it would just not fit. In 45 minutes, I not only figured out a way to install the horn but also had time to pick-up an additional part (Battery Tender quick disconnect harness) at a local store to finish off my install. Using the existing horn bracket and applying a slight 40 degree pend to it, I was able to mount the horn directly under the triple tree (use blue Lock-Tite). The horn actually moves with steering but is secured solid. I ended up using the supplied relay and placed it above the radiator mount and behind the fairing since the cheap plastic mounting bracket on the fuse broke off. Plugged the factory horn wires direct to the relay and then separated the wires apart from Battery Tender harness to utilize the built in fuse (need to swap out the 7.5 amp fuse with a 30 amp). Finished wiring it up (ground etc). The wires are all nice and neatly secured and do not interfere with the steering. The horn placement hasn't affected any issues with additional engine heating. It took about a week after the install for me to get the chance to use it. I really didn't need to but I was itching to test it out badly. At 50 mph, I did manage to make a young lady jump and turn her head who was busy texting away and not paying attention to the road. That was all the proof I needed and am satisfied with my purchase.
June 7, 2016
There are better options out there
I've used a comparable product (Stebel Nautilus) on my '06 Multistrada for 5+ years and ordered this air horn for my '14 FJR, which ultimately it did not fit. I imagine other fully faired bikes have similar space issues.
Then I found something better. PIAA slim line twin horns (400hz and 500hz) sourced from Amazon (Sorry, wish Revzilla carried them!) hooked up to a relay are louder than this air horn. Yes, louder. What's more? The response time when pressing the button is noticeably faster vs. air horns too. Lastly, the air horn is big. The slim lines are 2 horns that together fit tighter spaces.
When the air horn I had on my Multi started losing its muster after about 5 years of use, maybe from inevitable exposure to the elements, I replaced it recently with the slim lines and couldn't be happier. I now happily have slim lines on both my FJR and Multistrada and will probably never buy an air horn again.
May 26, 2016
Cages will definitely hear you coming. ...
First off, buy the wiring harness kit from Denali that's optional. Worth every penny. ..makes the install professional and much easier. I installed on my BMW K1200RS....takes some time and thought to do it right, but so worth it. Finding proper placement is key, as its bigger than stock horn.
One install is completed, great feeling knowing you have this blasting horn at your disposal. Highly recommend.
May 24, 2016