I don't ride in traffic a whole lot, but have been thinking maybe it would be a good idea to upgrade my horn to something louder. Anybody have any thoughts or suggestions on this? If you upgraded, what kit/brand did you go with? Was it a basic "plug 'n play" installation or did you have to mess with wires?
Maybe it's pointless with everybody in their cars with the windows rolled up and listening to loud music, but figure every advantage helps. I'll admit, there have been a couple of times when somebody else's car horn alerted me and kept me from doing something stupid (or let me know they were doing something stupid), usually in a parking lot.
I've done it a lot and I always say, "If you can drive in Seoul, South Korea, you can drive anywhere." But, I'd rather spend 5 hours driving through Seoul without my glasses on and a box of nitroglycerine in the trunk than spend 5 minutes negotiating a mall or big box store parking lot with all the drivers flying around with no regard for lines, directional arrows, pedestrians, etc.
If nothing else, maybe if I ever go off the road and the KLR is intact enough and I don't have the ability to crawl back up on the road, I can always try to use the horn to attract passing vehicles before the coyotes and turkey buzzards get me. Anybody carry a flare gun with them?
Anyway, would be interested in hearing any thoughts on horn upgrades; either on their general usefulness, best one you know of, installation procedures, etc.