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    Question Nightster Horn Guard (I think?!)

    Hi, I have a Nightster with the horn in the front (normal position.) But on some Sportsters it is position on the left side of the bike between the heads. I would like to keep my horn where it is, but fit a horn cover on the left. Is this posssible/easy/recommended?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Hello Sportser,

    You can certainly mount an empty horn cover on your Nightster, H-D do some good genuine Multifit horn covers.

    Here is a couple that I like.

    69039-09A, wrinkle black finish, £41.46 from Jersey H-D.

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    61300621, Dark Custom Willie G #1 Skull, £59.60 from Jersey H-D.

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    There are also lots of aftermarket horn covers available on eBay, here is a holographic one.

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    here's a horn cover on an Iron 883.

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    Thank you so much! That's the best informed reply I could have hoped for!

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    I guess most of these covers would fit mine as well, Dave.....?

    Horn is mounted between the front down tubes above the reg/rec and below the top stabilizer mount.

    Of course, I will need a chrome one!

    AL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gettin'onabit View Post
    I guess most of these covers would fit mine as well, Dave.....?

    Horn is mounted between the front down tubes above the reg/rec and below the top stabilizer mount.

    Of course, I will need a chrome one!

    AL

    Hello AL,

    The XL1200C "Custom" has a side mounted horn with a chrome cover.

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    If you'd like that look on your XL883L, it's possible to relocate your horn from the upper stabiliser mount to between the cylinders. The horn is rubber mounted in this location to protect it from the vibrations caused by the engine. The side mounted horn id slightly larger than the front mounted one, your stock horn should fit into the cover easily.

    You'll need the following items :-

    61300478A. Chrome horn cover. £69.86.
    69123-92. Rubber mount. £5.71.
    68135-04 Chrome mounting bracket £9.59.

    The above prices are V.A.T. free from Jersey H-D.

    2 x 5/16" or M8 stainless penny washers.
    1 x 5/16-18 stainless flange nut.


    There are aftermarket chrome covers for sale on eBay.

    The one below 69012-93A was removed from a new 2013 Sportster. Ebay item number is 371975979393, the buy it now price is £25.98. The seller isn't too far from you in Ipswich.


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    Hope that's helped you AL.

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    Thanks Dave, I contacted the seller about a couple of things and asked if he had the side mounting bracket (even though I don't really want the horn on the side - its such a naff sound why try to emphasise it?) but it also seems the chrome cover will be too wide to fit over the horn where it is mounted between the downtubes.

    I think I might try to find a better horn - Colonel Bogey air horns perhaps

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    Ok AL,

    Yes the chrome "Cow Bell" horn cover is too large for front mounting.

    A 120db horn is what you'll be wanting, I saw some classic chrome 4-3/4" diameter 120db horns last month at the Huddersfield Auto jumble for £15.00. The March auto jumble is next Sunday 18th.

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    H-D do a loud chrome & black horn, part number 69000007, it fits all XL Sportster models from 1996 to 2017 (except ABS equipped XL's). The UK mainland price is £30.62 + £3.99 p&p.

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    Cheers Dave - you are correct, there is sod all room up between the top of the down-tubes.....I had to remove the horn, just so I could get onto the top crash-bar bolts.

    I will check the horn mount on my bike against those you have shown; plus check the diameter as to what could get in there.

    I'm rather glad the cowbell one doesn't fit - I have not long sold my massive drum kit at very low cost because I'm not fit enough to play it any more (a bit upsetting that, the low cost and the non-fitness) - the cowbell cover would remind me of the kit.

    But I did buy an Ibanez bass and Fender amp.........

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    I don't know what the sound level is from the horn on my XL1200T, side mounted between the cylinders, but it is loud.

    It can be heard from a long way away.

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