Denali Soundbomb Compact Air Horn
Great, Loud Horn With Cheesy Mount
I love the horn itself, and the wiring harness made installation very easy on my 2000 Valkyrie. The horn is very loud, and when testing it during installation it made dogs bark a few blocks away.
My only complaint about the horn is its very cheesy mount. It's a half-hex slot that slips over the nylon-insert lock nut. Unfortunately the metal of the "socket" is so soft that if you tighten the bolt just a little too tight the lock nut will spin in the socket, and the horn will raise slightly so that the nut isn't snug in the bottom of the socket (where it meets on 4 sides of the nut). My horn is mounted where it will be in the wind, so I want it as tight as possible. Also, since it just slips onto the nut, I want it tight so it doesn't bounce off while riding on the terrible streets of Seattle, and so that some jerk doesn't yank it off my bike when parked in a parking lot.
August 20, 2016
Loudest Horn Ever.
So, I didn't get the extra wiring, by mistake, so i had to go to Home depot and auto parts to get a bunch of wire and connectors to install. I am a Complete newb when it comes to electricity. So it took me 3hrs. to get the wiring done and another hour to make a mount out of some piece of metal laying around in my garage. Overall I think it looks awesome, I decided to install the horn where the Original was on my Street Triple. Very happy with the results. Ps. Don't skimp on proper wire gauge and using relay, if your gonna do it, do it right.
August 18, 2016
Wake them up!!
I didn't go for the complete kit with this horn which may have made setting it up easier - My AutoElectrician made the cables I needed for me and happened to have a bracket on hand that fit perfectly. Once on though, this thing really makes a fantastic sound.
My Bonneville has side covers where the airbox once was, which is where I installed the horn. Tucked in under the seat, it can't be seen and sound travels in all directions. With the side covers removed, the sound is about 30% louder and in a tunnel is deafening!
Highly recommend this product for the commuter for those "oh sh1t" moments to wake drivers up a bit!!
Also, great for greeting mates on the road - very distinctive sound.
August 9, 2016
Denali Atomic Sound Bomb (fissionable mat'l not included)
Having become the victim of an increasing number lane encroachment incidents by cell phone addled door slammers, I found myself armed with only my limited wits and the pathetic embarrassment of a joy buzzer that the cycle manufacturer (whose name rhymes with bouzouki) generously refers to as a horn. So I said to my self, "Self? Why don't you have a look see what solutions the fantastic folks at Revzilla have to offer." After searching their site for 'air to ground missile' and coming up blank I typed 'ordnance' and up came the Denali Sound Bomb. After an evening well spend in the bike shed I had successfully armed my 09 Vstrom with the latest in sonic defense devices. Ready for testing, I alerted Civil Defense, the local fire department and the Pentagon, just in case something should go horribly wrong. I gingerly pressed the horn button, moments later I awoke to the blaring honks of car alarms from every vehicle within a three mile radius. EXCELLANT! If I increase the power wire to 10 gauge it should almost be loud enough.
Seriously though, buy this thing! But find a way to install it outside of the fairing, aimed away from yourself. The install kit gets the job done but it is actually louder to the rider than it is out the front, when mounted where the kit says to install it. That being said, it is still WAAAY louder than the stock Vstrom beeper. It is well worth the time, effort and money. I hope this helps. Stay safe!
July 31, 2016
Loud, but could have deeper tone
The majority of this install was finding a place to mount the horn. It fit by my radiator fill cap on my sv1000, but there was no place to safely mount on my friend's f4i. The diagram that comes with the soundbomb shows how everything should be installed and the relay is labeled for ease. I used my normal crimping/electrical tools and a fuse from a different project to hook my horn up.
The unit itself is much larger than the stock horn and has a bit of weight to it. It is definitely loud, but I think now I would also prefer a deeper tone, almost train-like. I do really like the horn for the money though as it will get the attention of people near me.
July 26, 2016
Instructions are great, installation is a breeze (save for the removing stuff from the bike to wire the thing), and it sounds like an angry trucker is bearing down on your punny a**
July 6, 2016
Loud doesn't even describe this horn
I'm not entirely sure why all motorcycle manufacturers make such tiny horns from the factory. Nothing displays your full anger at someone texting and swerving into your lane like sounding like the Roadrunner *Meep *Meep.
I installed this horn, which required several lengths of my own wire and spade connectors, and an inline 30A fuse, but it was relatively simple following the included instructions. Once it was installed, it worked like a charm. People can hear me now, and when I go to motorcycle meetups, everyone wants to hear my horn! haha It does a nice job of scaring anyone around you if you ever have to pull the trigger.
July 5, 2016
Has some real pucker power
I have a 2014 V-Strom 1000 and if you look at from the side, the front end really looks a lot like the Road Runner. And that is exactly what the stock horn sounds like too - meep, meep. It gets more laughs than attention. The Denali Sound Bomb on the other hand - I measured 121 dBA at one meter. Not too shabby! Mounting it with the mounting bracket designed for the V-Strom was pretty straight forward. It looks like it was meant to be mounted on the side of the front cylinder. I mounted the included relay (Thanks!) with zip ties next to the stock horn and everything worked a treat. The first thing some mates at work said when I demo'd it for them was "That thing's got some real pucker power!"
July 1, 2016