Horn sound?

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Horn sound?

Postby martine » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:06 pm

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Re: Horn sound?

Postby jont- » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:11 pm



Or maybe

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Re: Horn sound?

Postby GTR1400MAN » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:29 pm

I like the one on the little Buddy electric city car. :)

This is what several of my motorcycle mates have fitted to their bikes. I think it's too harsh and it's very hard to do a polite toot.

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Re: Horn sound?

Postby GTR1400MAN » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:37 pm

Honda are on the case ;)

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Re: Horn sound?

Postby Horse » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:43 pm

The twin windtones BMW used to fit in Ye Good Old Days were good.

Oh, and the brakes on my CX (if provoked) squealed like the local double decker buses. That could wake people up :)
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Re: Horn sound?

Postby Pontoneer » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:29 pm

Only the driver of that little electric car seems to be wearing a seatbelt , and two sitting in the front passenger seat ....

From memory , I think I was once told off following an MOT that the air horns I had at the time were 'too loud' and that he could have failed me for that , but didn't .

From memory , one of the loudest car horns was on the Mercedes 600

https://youtu.be/uMzMPp_N7uQ

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Re: Horn sound?

Postby Jonquirk » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:45 pm

I have fitted a 17” long single air horn, allegedly capable of generating 150dB of hoot. Before doing so I studied the relevant section of The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1986/1078/regulation/37/made

which states that: Subject to paragraph (6), the sound emitted by any horn, other than a reversing alarm or a two-tone horn, fitted to a wheeled vehicle first used on or after 1st August 1973 shall be continuous and uniform and not strident.

Nowhere is there any mention of how loud it can or cannot be. I have found that I can give a gentle toot with a rapid press and release of the horn button because there is a little lag while the compressor spins up to deliver maximum flow through the horn and hence maximum volume. Once that occurs even the dead are wakened from their slumbers. It is especially pleasing in tunnels. I have no plans to grow up any time soon.

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Re: Horn sound?

Postby Pontoneer » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:11 pm

Perhaps the phrase ‘not strident’ could be interpreted to include excessive loudness ?

At least my cars are at times used for Fire Brigade purposes so I could get away with two tones ( which I don’t have ) as well as the magnetic or dashboard mounted blue lights which I do have and can ( but rarely do ) use when on a job .

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Re: Horn sound?

Postby vanman » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:33 pm

Recently swaped my original feeble Micra horn for a Corsa one. Not too loud but at least it can be heard. Works on distant cyclists, lane swapping Audis and Purley Way traffic in general. Brill.

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Re: Horn sound?

Postby Rainmaker » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:27 pm

martine wrote:What sound should an advanced driver's car horn make?


One a bit like this, tbh:



Flashing lights desirable but optional... ;)


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