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Train Horn: How can I do this??

 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:50 am    Post subject: Train Horn: How can I do this?? Reply with quote

Ok, is this possible on the Buddy?
Has anyone been successful attempting this?

http://www.break.com/index/train-horns-make-scooters-badass-2360963
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably. That's ridiculous!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should think the recoil would set you back at least 2 blocks everytime you fire it off..
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.wolo-mfg.com/
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

agrogod wrote:
http://www.wolo-mfg.com/


Queue music:
"....Ah ....AH"

Saweet, thanks!
Let me see how doable, or cost prohibitive this might be, and I will report back.
Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please post your progress!

Also I know there is a group of people that do this to their cars and post videos online, by far the craziest one I've seen is the ferry/freighter ship horn, he had to put it in the trunk of the car it was so big. It would be awesome on a buddy!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same guy I was referring to above, he out did himself...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=6MasocIBqaE
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it street legal?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

amy wrote:
Is it street legal?

Some, probably not. I imagine they're beyond state noise limits. (In CA, it's 110 Db, which is odd because some stock horns are supposedly louderů?) Some of the "real" train horns recommend wearing ear protection and using 100 ft. away from others.

I'm not even sure the video is accurate, but that's besides the point.

For a "real" train horn, you'll need room to mount the compressor and horns and possibly a second power supply. (Most of the Wolos linked above all use external high-pressure 3 gallon tanks.) Some of the smaller ones or those with integrated tanks are actually less loud than a Stebel (139Db.). The full electronic ones (no compressor) are much quieter. What you do get is the duo/triple tone, which is very attention-grabbing.

You may also want to hijack a train. The compressors on the Wolo site run $350-$490! That's in addition to the horns! Another site (which included the compressors) had prices in the $500-$700 range. WOO WOO!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My standard contribution to the train horn threads: In my opinion, they are not safe for any vehicle except a train. Train horns are train horns and we are conditioned to look for a train when we hear them. I admit that I tend to be jumpy at loud noises but the times I've heard trucks with train horns right next to me I've almost gone out of my lane. I'm all for loud horns that get people's attention but I think the whole train horn thing is irresponsible to a point. It's not unlike putting a police or fire yelp in your car.

It's pretty wild to watch that video and hear that sound come from a scooter; I'm just not into it for practical street use!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen some pretty bulky set ups online, and I'm just not looking for a project that involved, nor the cost.
That said, if it were cheaper and easier, I would Defo be all over it.

And I agree, this would strictly be for comedic purposes. Startling an already distracted driver doesn't seem prudent.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the nautilus has been doing just fine for me... in fact, better than fine. It's pretty badass!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scooters need a big horn.
Which would you get out of the way for?
a sound like someone squeezing a rat or a train horn?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VinylDoctor wrote:
Scooters need a big horn.
Which would you get out of the way for?
a sound like someone squeezing a rat or a train horn?


they do, and the nautilus is more than capable of a horn. even the stock Buddy horn has more balls then most scooter horns. But a train horn is designed to be heard over a mile away and alert an entire town about what's approaching. Highly inappropriate for a scooter. Infact, it could probably do more harm than good if you blast that next to someone drifting into your lane. talk about pucker factor.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At one point, I was idly hoping for a technological breakthrough to create a brown sound horn. Upon reflection, probably a horrible idea. First, I couldn't protect myself from it. Second, it can't be aimed or directed and will affect all within hearing range, likely causing chaos and possibly a bunch of accidents. Third, I'm immature enough as is.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ericalm wrote:
First, I couldn't protect myself from it.


You could have stopped after that!
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