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Offline Speedy

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Another Horn Option - Anyone Tried on the XR?
on: January 19, 2021, 09:29:26 PM
I ran across a replacement horn option for my RT on an RT-oriented forum.  It's plug and play as it's actually a BMW car horn.  It doesn't create any canbus issues on the RT and I'm curious if anyone has tried it on the XR.

The horn is from an early 2000s 5 series.  There are two manufacturers.  The one to get is the Clarton horn (low tone) as the other is aftermarket and can sometimes cause some issues.

I would have tried it myself, but the XR horn seems a little harder to get to than that of the RT.

The part number I used to order it is: 61338381271  and it runs about $30 in the US.

It's not a ton louder, but it definitely sounds more imposing than the typical meep meep of the factory XR/RT/GS horn and is not startling like some of the air horns tend to be.
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Re: Another Horn Option - Anyone Tried on the XR?
Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 01:08:18 PM
Another option I know has been tried is the latest K1600 horn - pretty damn loud for a bike horn.

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Re: Another Horn Option - Anyone Tried on the XR?
Reply #2 on: January 22, 2021, 03:23:20 PM
Ordered one yesterday. $40 USD... I’ll let the group know when I install it...
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Re: Another Horn Option - Anyone Tried on the XR?
Reply #3 on: January 24, 2021, 12:11:13 PM
I did this last year and it’s perfect. A plug and play 30 minute job and plenty loud.

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Re: Another Horn Option - Anyone Tried on the XR?
Reply #4 on: January 24, 2021, 07:28:31 PM
The latest horn on the K1600(B) is a dual high/low pitch. Not exactly plug and play. But i guess the air horn design is the improvement

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=0F51-EUR-11-2019-K61-BMW-K_1600_Bagger_0F51,_0F53_&diagId=61_5003

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Re: Another Horn Option - Anyone Tried on the XR?
Reply #5 on: January 24, 2021, 08:37:10 PM
*Originally Posted by Pilotct [+]
I did this last year and it’s perfect. A plug and play 30 minute job and plenty loud.

So which horn was it that you fitted, that got your thumbs up approval?  :002:

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Re: Another Horn Option - Anyone Tried on the XR?
Reply #6 on: January 24, 2021, 08:56:59 PM
The number is Clarton Horn - Low Tone (420 Hz) 61338381271.

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Re: Another Horn Option - Anyone Tried on the XR?
Reply #7 on: January 25, 2021, 02:59:58 PM
*Originally Posted by Salem [+]
The latest horn on the K1600(B) is a dual high/low pitch. Not exactly plug and play. But i guess the air horn design is the improvement

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=0F51-EUR-11-2019-K61-BMW-K_1600_Bagger_0F51,_0F53_&diagId=61_5003

Oh, didn't realise it had gone to a two piece like that. I just know that first time I used it after I traded my 2016 K16GT for the newer, facelift version I nearly jumped off the bike first time I used it  :008:

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Re: Another Horn Option - Anyone Tried on the XR?
Reply #8 on: January 25, 2021, 04:36:09 PM
Here is the cheapest one I could find new.  This is exactly what I put on my RT successfully and I just ordered another for my XR based on Pilotct's success.

https://www.rmeuropean.com/Products/61338381271-MFG797.aspx

$21.42 plus shipping so just under $30.
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Re: Another Horn Option - Anyone Tried on the XR?
Reply #9 on: January 25, 2021, 09:43:44 PM
*Originally Posted by Speedy [+]
Here is the cheapest one I could find new.  This is exactly what I put on my RT successfully and I just ordered another for my XR based on Pilotct's success.

https://www.rmeuropean.com/Products/61338381271-MFG797.aspx

$21.42 plus shipping so just under $30.


I guarantee it’ll be the $30 you have ever spent