12 volt conversion

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Re: 12 volt conversion

Postby Rob Harknett » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:29 pm

Horn buttons can jam and wires work loose, we do get that happen quiet more than we do winning the lottery.
Julian must be one of the lucky guys that has won the euro millions lottery a few times and all I get is electrical problems :headbang:

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Re: 12 volt conversion

Postby Julian_S » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:55 pm

Rob Harknett wrote:Horn buttons can jam and wires work loose, we do get that happen quiet more than we do winning the lottery.
Julian must be one of the lucky guys that has won the euro millions lottery a few times and all I get is electrical problems :headbang:


Yes, but as previously suggested, the whole lot was going to catch fire, and some eagle eyed assessor would appear and refuse the claim.

My point being that the chain of events previously described was a wild theory bordering upon exaggerated claptrap, and it would appear nobody has suffered spontaneous combustion in their horns as a result of a few extra volts!

So I'm still confident my numbers will come up first!

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Re: 12 volt conversion

Postby SPRIDDLER » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:12 pm

:roll: a (70mm dia.) 12v horn's less than a tenner complete with bracket. If you're anxious about originality you can leave the original horn in its correct place and stuff the 12v one under the seat, ............or wherever. :shock:
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Re: 12 volt conversion

Postby Rob Harknett » Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:23 pm

I took the tip from " Taff the Horn " decades ago, he's dealt with enough burn out horns to make a living restoring them.
A 6v bulb will also work on 12v, but will blow much quicker as the filament is a much finer coil than that in a horn. I have kept my 6 volt horns on the bikes where its seen, but for £6, choose to hide 12v horn on the bike. Why blow a horn that's selling now for over £100. But the additional risk may be far more costly.

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Re: 12 volt conversion

Postby Julian_S » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:05 pm

Rob Harknett wrote:I took the tip from " Taff the Horn " .


:rofl: :rofl:

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Re: 12 volt conversion

Postby bjork » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:37 pm

Julian_S wrote:
Rob Harknett wrote:I took the tip from " Taff the Horn " .


:rofl: :rofl:


That's a line from the unscreened Welsh TV show starring Frankie Howerd. It was to be called Up Cader Idris or something.
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