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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Radio a Shack siren = LOUD!!!

I hope that it's ok I started another thread about this. The original was getting pretty long.
Anyway, I read all the threads and believed what people said but damn, I didn't think it was gonna be as loud as that!
Thanks for a good, cheap mod/addition. It's too bad they all can't be this cheap!
I installed it this afternoon/evening. I had trouble making a good connection. I eventually ended up cutting the two conductors off the HD connector and crimping female connectors onto them then I crimped male connectors onto the wires coming off the siren. ( Damn, those wires on the siren sure are a small gauge!) I attached the siren in place with industrial Velcro.
I tested it once I finally put these connections on and wow.
After I tested it, before I buttoned everything back up, I crimped male connectors onto the short lengths of wire I left coming out the back end of the HD connector so in the unlikely event I buy the HD siren, I can hook everything back to the stock connector.
I tested it again after I put the side cover and saddlebag back on and it was still just as impressively loud.
So all in all, a really good mod/addition. I'll feel a more secure leaving my $21K toy unattended now. Flashing lights wouldn't scare somebody away but that siren surely will!

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Yeah it has to be one of the best and cheapest things we can do to the bike. Very impressive sound out of such a small device.

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I wonder if the siren connection will stand the amp load of energizing a relay?

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 08:05 PM
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Is there a link to this other thread or mod?

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 02:41 PM
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It's loud. I just finished putting one on. I moved the fob out of range and when I moved the bike it chirped a couple of time and the siren went off. The siren goes for 20 seconds then stops for about 30 seconds then starts again. It went thru 3 iterataions. I thought that it would reset itself but after 3 times, I got the fob and stopped it. Yowl a that thing is loud. I live on a farm so I tested it without bothering anyone. It should wake me up if I'm at a hotel or someone breaks in my shop.

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The only additional suggestion I have to this great mod is that I added a hidden kill switch so I can shut the audible alarm when I move the bike around the garage while working on it.

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Is there a link to this other thread or mod?
It's a sticky on the DIY main page.

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So.......
My question was if the alarm circuit would support a 12V relay, such as a control for a Steibel air horn.
Thoughts?
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Re: Radio a Shack siren = LOUD!!!

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So.......
My question was if the alarm circuit would support a 12V relay, such as a control for a Steibel air horn.
Thoughts?
Most relays draw very little current, I'm sure the ckt would support one.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-18-2013, 08:58 AM
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Skip the kill switch. If you want to disable the alarm, just put your bike in transport mode. I can't remember how to do it off the top of my head, but it's in the manual, and I don't remember it being difficult at all. Learned this after trailering my old VRSCF with the blinkers flashing the whole time.
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