Well I guess you learn something new everyday. As I was riding back from Alabama the other day I went to honk my horn at a cager that was encroaching into my lane, ( I know, never happens right?) That's when I discovered that my horn wasn't working anymore (WOLO bad boy horn, purchased and installed 3 months ago). No biggy, Just rode through a torrential downpour so I thought perhaps the connection had gotten wet. Avoided the car and pressed on. Went to switch lanes and found that my blinkers weren't working either. Getting better and better. Tried the flashers - nope nothing there either. Well this sux, but I can still use hand signals right? OK get out of the city and go to set the cruise and nothing, nada, ain't happening. OK this is starting to get concerning as I still have 400 + miles to go, it's getting dark and I'm wondering what's gonna go next. I look at the fuel gauge and figure I've got another hundred miles or so so I decide to press on. Nothing else pops up so here I am riding a 13 road Glide Ultra with no horn, no blinkers, and no cruise. I'm trying to figure out what all three of these have in common and I can't figure it out. I stop for gas and discover that the brake light is gone as well. Crap! I still have headlights, tail lights, running lights, ignition and accessory power. the radio and associated systems are still functional so I decide to press on to the stop for the night in Dayton. I pull out the service manual at the hotel and think I figure out that it could either be the HFSM/TSSM, or almost anything else! I convince myself that it is the TSSM/HFSM and decide to get it checked out first thing in the am at the nearest dealer. At 930am I pull into Buckeye HD in Dayton and see that they don't open until 10. Crap! I try the door to the service area and it's open so I go inside to see if anyone's around. I run into a guy,m explain my predicament, that I'm passing through and want to get the bike checked out. "No Prob." he says, "I'll go get a service writer and we'll figure it out." Sweet! The shop isn't even open but they're willing to help me out. Long story short, turns out not to be the TSSM/HFSM but a 1.50 fuse. They only charge me for a half hour (standard rate for troubleshooting is 1 hour), replace the fuse and tell me that its the F*^king horn that is blowing the fuses! I leave it disconnected until I get home and hit the road. No further issues.
So, the take away from this adventure is Kudos and props to Buckeye HD for taking excellent care of a traveler and a big FU to WOLO Horns for their piece of crap, over priced horn!
Life is too short to put up with stupidity. Strive every day to educate someone, including yourself!