Air Horn & Cold Weather: If-fy Combo

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by RibEye, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    For those considering an air horn...

    Just know that air horns do not like cold weather. They don't like to sing when cold. Once they have been warmed by warm jugs, they will return to singing, but intially, on a cold morning, you are likely without a horn.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
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  2. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    good information, just about to put airhorns on. what temp do they stop working at?
     
  3. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    Mine (Stebel) don't like it at starting temp below 40. They wake up after riding long enough to get warm from the jugs.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    At that sort of temperature if you try to make air move through a tight area any moisture in the air can freeze causing icing
    as the air is compressed it drops in temperature once the engine is hot some of that heat will find its way to the horn and prevent the icing

    Brian
     
  5. ProF

    ProF Junior Member

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    Wouldn't matter to me. At those temps, my reflexes are so slow that I'd be splattered long before I thought to use my horn.:D
     
  6. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    Please note, I'm not complaining. My air horn is not going anywhere. When it works, when it is most of the time, it is superb. Just know that there can be a period of brief non-functioning.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P