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Reviewed by: dave (keber)
Reviewed for: 2003 1600 Vulcan Classic
Used for: < 1 month
Overall Rating: 5
Ease of install: 4
Would buy again: yes
Just installed these on both my Vulcan and my Gold Wing. After reading about these alarms I decided they would be much more effective than the cheap air activated whistles I've used for years. Not to mention the company will pay your deductable up to $500 if you hit a deer while using this product. One thing I found out about these alarms though, is that you have to mount them pointed down toward the road at a 45 degree angle for them to work effectively. Don't mount it straight forward like the convential ones. I found it worked pretty well to mount mine on the front brake fluid reserve on the front right side just above and forward of the floorboards. You can use the existing bolt that holds the chrome reservoir cover on by modifing the bracket a little and dirlling a hole in it to match the bolt. It points down to the road as instructed and doesn't have anything blocking it there. Plus it's out of the way of everything and you won't have to worry about bumping into it. I fabricated a little bracket for the on/off toggle switch and mounted it on the choke bracket on the left side. It slides between the bracket and inside nut the tightens the choke cable to the bracket. It makes for a very clean set up and you can hardley see it. The wires run up over the back side of the top of the radiator and are completly out of sight. I ran the power lead into the headlight and tapped into the running lights. You really need to install the on/off switch because you can hear this whistle when you're in town, riding at lower speeds and stopped at lights. Update 3-30-04: Well I know these work now. Friday night riding home from work I was watching a field I normally see deer in and as I came out of the trees there were a cow and calf moose only 50 feet off the road standing and starring right back in my direction. As I got to a point where I was just along side of them and the whistle noise would be ahead of them they started to move toward the highway again. These whistles did get their attention and cause them to pause until I passed.
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