Today I did the PCV Mod and replaced that weak factory horn. The PCV Mod went smooth, no problems, except I bought the wrong size hose clamps, no problem. I can go to OSH and get the right ones. I noticed the difference right away, the bike does'nt feel as sluggish as it did, it seems to have a little more snap on acceleration. I only rode about 5 miles, so I will keep an open mind about the performance, I am making a trip to Cambria tomorrow which is about a 140 or so mile trip from Fresno. I will really be able to evaluate it under many different riding conditions then.
The horn was a different story, it took me about 2 1/2 hours to finally find a place to put the thing. I got a horn from Pep Boys called the freeway blaster. It seemed small in size so I thought I could put it where the stock horn was. WRONG! I ended up splicing in longer wires and finally found a place toward the bottom of the radiator guard where it would not only fit, but it could be heard as well. I'll try to post pics of the horn before I leave tomorrow. What a difference a loud horn makes on a bike, it blows away the stock horn. I like it so well I may upgrade again before I leave tomorrow. You are so used to motorcycle horns, anything else sounds like it should'nt be coming from your bike. I honked the horn so many times my wife finally came outside to see if I was in some kind of trouble. I honked with the motor on, I honked with the motor off, I honked with the bike revving, I honked riding down the street. It is so much fun, I think I will go outside and honk again, just because I want to.
Later, gotta go honk my horn(?)
, the one on the bike, I mean.