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Title: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: NY Andrew on June 15, 2020, 12:31:15 pm
Didn't really find anything on the forums in regards to the Denali Horn. One of the first mods I did to my new bike because BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY!

Here's the audio link. And here's my cons (also shared in the video description link).

* My knee hits the horn spot causing my knee to be tender/sore sometimes...
* The little screw they supply to mount the relay behind the horn stripped the plastic thread so had to mount it underneath the seat (which is hard because no room there either.
* The relay seems like it isn't fully seated leaving you jamming the thing together but in reality that's just as far as it pushes in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l_iQtADtfE
Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: DrM on June 15, 2020, 12:57:31 pm
I don't think there is any advantage of an aftermarket horn, as the Bolt already has a very loud horn -- and it is mounted where it is most effective - up front of the bike.  I seldom honk the horn, but when I have I was astounded as to how loud it was.
Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: tx1c on June 15, 2020, 02:26:09 pm
My original horn quit working and I needed to pass inspection. 
I installed the Denali Soundbomb mini horn.  If I remember right, it's good and loud. 
Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: DanaRacer on June 16, 2020, 06:28:39 pm
I replaced my little road runner with a Fiamm Freeway Blaster, just incase they didn't hear me already.
Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: RocketRichard on June 16, 2020, 09:05:45 pm
My original horn quit working and I needed to pass inspection. 
I installed the Denali Soundbomb mini horn.  If I remember right, it's good and loud.
Is it plug and play? Just ordered one.


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Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: bedheadjulian on June 17, 2020, 12:23:06 pm
I believe you need to wire a relay in , directly from the battery... unless this is a new version of the airhorn...
Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: RocketRichard on June 17, 2020, 12:23:56 pm
I believe you need to wire a relay in , directly from the battery... unless this is a new version of the airhorn...
Damn. Sounds complicated.


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Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: NY Andrew on June 17, 2020, 12:46:08 pm
Thereís a wire harness available. Plug and play the entire thing. No splicing or wire tapping. Took longer to run the wires then install it. Only downsides I stated. Havenít had to use it yet to see peopleís reactions.
Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: RocketRichard on June 17, 2020, 01:01:14 pm
Thereís a wire harness available. Plug and play the entire thing. No splicing or wire tapping. Took longer to run the wires then install it. Only downsides I stated. Havenít had to use it yet to see peopleís reactions.
Thanks. Do you know where one orders the wire harness?


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Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: NY Andrew on June 17, 2020, 01:02:46 pm
Thatís actually the problem. Theyíre all on back order on all the websites, but I was able to find a UK vendor on eBay who had it in stock. New and quick shipping.
Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: joko on June 18, 2020, 03:30:27 pm
I got this one from amazon a couple years go.  I'm not 100% sure but I believe it's identical to the denali or at least very similar.  I got this one because I couldn't find the denali on amazon.  It was plug and play as far as I remember.  Reused all existing hardware and definitely didn't have to get any wire harness.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000DINKPQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

WAY LOUDER than the stock oem roadrunner horn.
Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: A.T. on June 18, 2020, 07:20:22 pm
I did this:

https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/general-yamaha-star-bolt-discussion/aftermarket-horn-wolo-loud-one/msg185914/#msg185914 (https://www.yamahastarbolt.com/general-yamaha-star-bolt-discussion/aftermarket-horn-wolo-loud-one/msg185914/#msg185914)
Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: DanaRacer on June 19, 2020, 02:49:59 pm
Plug and play.  Mounting fits the same as the stock one and same two connectors.
Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: RocketRichard on June 26, 2020, 05:15:26 pm
Finally received my Denali Mini Soundbomb. Easy to install, plug and play. Way louder than stock. Happy with the purchase.


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Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: NY Andrew on June 26, 2020, 10:01:33 pm
Finally received my Denali Mini Soundbomb. Easy to install, plug and play. Way louder than stock. Happy with the purchase.


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Congrats! Doesnít your knee hit it while you ride though? At least mine does. Canít hug the tank and sometimes get tender/bruised from it lol.

Able to find the wiring harness?
Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: RocketRichard on June 26, 2020, 10:16:57 pm
It fits almost exactly where the stock horn is. Plug and Play. No harness required.


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Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: NY Andrew on June 26, 2020, 11:02:07 pm
It fits almost exactly where the stock horn is. Plug and Play. No harness required.


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Guess I became their sucker. Bought the special custom made Bolt-R bracket mount, and the wiring harness with relay 🙄 wait without wiring harness you didnít tap the battery? So the difference between yours and mine for example is mine would be way louder Iíd think since Iím tapping the battery for power along with using the OEM horn leads. Plus I guess the relay is only needed if tapping the battery. But still if battery isnít being tapped your horn is lacking power as Iíd assume itís engineered to work with the relay. Granted itíll work regardless due to the OEM horn power, but I feel itíll be just as loud not louder than OEM (also itíll sound distinct as itís different sound).

Just my .2Ę I donít mean this in a negative way, just sharing my thoughts.
Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: lunkhead on June 26, 2020, 11:25:25 pm
The best thing about that horn is the low tone. It's harder to tell which direction a high pitch sound is coming from. Going from the stock 36 watts to 60 watts is bound to get you a larger audience, too. Maybe a little less output without the extra harness but still more than stock. Does it clear the fender when the forks bottom out?
Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: RocketRichard on June 27, 2020, 01:18:12 pm
It fits almost exactly where the stock horn is. Plug and Play. No harness required.


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Guess I became their sucker. Bought the special custom made Bolt-R bracket mount, and the wiring harness with relay 🙄 wait without wiring harness you didnít tap the battery? So the difference between yours and mine for example is mine would be way louder Iíd think since Iím tapping the battery for power along with using the OEM horn leads. Plus I guess the relay is only needed if tapping the battery. But still if battery isnít being tapped your horn is lacking power as Iíd assume itís engineered to work with the relay. Granted itíll work regardless due to the OEM horn power, but I feel itíll be just as loud not louder than OEM (also itíll sound distinct as itís different sound).

Just my .2Ę I donít mean this in a negative way, just sharing my thoughts.
Took stock off, plugged in Soundbomb, does not hit anything (shocks, etc). I would say 3-4 times louder. Sounds like a car horn.


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Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: RocketRichard on June 27, 2020, 01:18:41 pm
It fits almost exactly where the stock horn is. Plug and Play. No harness required.


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Guess I became their sucker. Bought the special custom made Bolt-R bracket mount, and the wiring harness with relay 🙄 wait without wiring harness you didnít tap the battery? So the difference between yours and mine for example is mine would be way louder Iíd think since Iím tapping the battery for power along with using the OEM horn leads. Plus I guess the relay is only needed if tapping the battery. But still if battery isnít being tapped your horn is lacking power as Iíd assume itís engineered to work with the relay. Granted itíll work regardless due to the OEM horn power, but I feel itíll be just as loud not louder than OEM (also itíll sound distinct as itís different sound).

Just my .2Ę I donít mean this in a negative way, just sharing my thoughts.
Took stock off, plugged in Soundbomb, does not hit anything (shocks, etc). I would say 3-4 times louder. Sounds like a car horn.


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And it clears the fender.


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Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: Ride_like_a_girl on July 05, 2020, 05:51:41 pm
My original horn quit working and I needed to pass inspection. 
I installed the Denali Soundbomb mini horn.  If I remember right, it's good and loud.
Is it plug and play? Just ordered one.


The mini is plug and play. Just upgraded mine yesterday. Was a breeze ! Took me about 10 minutes.
Title: Re: Denali SoundBomb Horn upgrade
Post by: RocketRichard on July 05, 2020, 08:14:22 pm
My original horn quit working and I needed to pass inspection. 
I installed the Denali Soundbomb mini horn.  If I remember right, it's good and loud.
Is it plug and play? Just ordered one.


The mini is plug and play. Just upgraded mine yesterday. Was a breeze ! Took me about 10 minutes.
Yes, plug and play. Easy to install. Very happy with it. Super loud and very much surprised a driver in an SUV who cut me off...


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