This is a full-power railroad locomotive/ocean liner type compressed air horn squeezed into a bike-mountable package. Totally overkill, until you need to wake up some lethal driver. It’s got both the high and low ear-splitting tones of the individually sold Fiamm Freeway Blaster Horns, plus a little more oomph. The 139dB high and low tone blasters combine via air induction to cut through the din and make the most distracted of drivers drop their cell phones and pay attention. Installs easily on all bikes with a 4.5"×3"×4.5" space for mounting. The loudest motorcycle horn available. If Ethel Merman, Sam Kinison and John Philip Sousa ever had a band, and played through a wall-of-sound amp rack, it would sound like this. 12V. 18A. 1 lb 4 oz.
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Customer Reviews (83)
- Ear CannonReview by Mike
- Have had one of these on my '94 dresser for many years and love it. Just sold two to friends who just had to have one. (Posted on 10/3/15)
- A real horn. Finally!Review by Leroy
- I was frustrated and embarrassed with the OEM horn on my brand new BMW. Worthless. Opted for the Ear Cannon Air Horn. Works as advertised. To my surprise, I had to use it on my first ride. Some Bozo, not paying attention, was pushing me off road. Nevertheless, the cager was instantly startled out of his deep sleep and gave me a wide berth until we parted ways. Which I made sure was rather quickly… I love it when things work! (Posted on 5/27/15)
- NOT impressedReview by Ross
- I wasn't impressed with mine - maybe I got a bad one. All I know is that it wasn't noticeably louder than the stock beeper. I wasn't too broken-hearted when I found out that it fell off the bike somewhere between town and home. (Posted on 3/19/15)
- Bad A** HornReview by RawFlyer
Sweet!! I finally got around to installing this thing on my R1200GSA LC... For a clean install I took some of the plastic down and actually replaced the original horn.. no splicing, I ordered a pigtail that fits right into the original horn wiring and made a clean mess of the wires. (part is called Horn wiring kit for BMW bikes with Can-Bus wiring from Nippy Normans.com) I also separated the compressor from the horn it's self and was able to mount the compressor with a home made bracket to the original horn mount, the horn it's self snaps right onto the front suspension remote reservoir or one of the down tubes (if you're not worried about clearance). With all the plastic back on the bike, no one will know.... until their ears hear the train that is me bearing down on them!!
Wiring on the BMW R1200GSA LC is as such:
Relay terminal 87 to + on compressor
Relay terminal 85 to Brown OEM horn lead
Relay terminal 86 to Green OEM horn lead
Relay terminal 30 to + on battery
Recommended -- Yes (Posted on 7/29/14)
- Ear Canon is like a big gunReview by Tim
Great, loud horn. I ride a vintage Kawasaki that does not have loud pipes. Since a large percentage of MC accidents happen at intersections I cover the horn button when approaching. I have had to warn a couple to see the invisible - a bike headed their way.
It does not work when the bike has been sitting. I think it must draw enough more amps that the bike needs to be running and the battery fully charged. (Posted on 6/28/14)
- stebel hornReview by mark
- like most everyone else, I found this thing to be VERY LOUD! a great safety device on a bike, I've already scared the hell out of 2 braindead wandering cagers in the 1st week. easy to install with the wiring kit. I also bought one of these horns for my car and it's just as effective. well worth the money. (Posted on 6/4/14)
- Aerostich Customer ServiceReview by customerservice
- Instructions and owners guides for many products can be downloaded from the Aerostich website at: www.aerostich.com/catalog-pdfs - the horn instructions can be directly found at this link: http://tank.aerostich.com/pdf/prod_guides/3830_3831_3837_Horns_rev0608.pdf (Posted on 6/2/14)
- Ear Cannon is loud - I thinkReview by Jon
- I think it is -- the last one I bought and installed sure was. So when my wife got a new car with a horn about as loud as a mouse's whisper I ordered this Cannon. Pleased as punch I was the day that I came up with an excuse for her to take my truck and leave the car with me, at the house, so I could install the horn when she wasn't around to ask what I was doing. But when I opened the package I found the horn, the wires and relay -- but no instructions. I can figure out the horn's + and - , but how about helping with a "pin-out" of the relay so I'd know which wire goes where? If it's in the package - it's well-hidden. Her car is still mewling and whispering but certainly not startling any but the most timid. What do I need to do to be told which goes where? Thanks. (Posted on 5/28/14)
- Nice HornReview by Jeremy
- Easy to hook up - very loud (Posted on 5/28/14)
- Loud hornReview by joseph
- Excellent and loud!!! Have it on my bmw gs adventure. Rain and heat have been no problem. Made my own bracket to mount on engine guard. (Posted on 10/3/13)
- Saved my life - more than once!Review by william
I bought one of these about a couple of years ago. It has saved my life more than once. I commute daily on the freeways in northern California and split lanes. When someone tries to encroach on you this horn will DEFINITELY MOVE THEM BACK! Instead of the wimpy stock horn that caused people to look around for that annoying squeak, this thing draws their attention, snaps them into consciousness and has them looking for the 18 wheeler!
I lost the first one and ordered a second. The intervening week was shear terror for me without the protection the horn affords. YOU must get this thing for your safety.
Note, on the latest one, I epoxied the bolt to the braket so that it cannot vibrate/slide out. I mounted it on my Triumph Scrambler on the original horn bracket, just skewed to the side a bit. (Posted on 8/19/13)
- Holy shhaving cream, that's loud!Review by Sean
- Purchased a couple of months ago. Sourced another company's horn/headlight modulator but went with Aerostich horn due to Aerostich's reutation for only selling quality products and great custormer service - a thing's only as good as the folks selling it. Anyway, had modulator and horn professionally installed as my BMW R1200ST made placement tricky. My mechanic found a spot underfairing on one side. The horn is freaking loud. Use with proper discretion. Tip: In a higher-risk-than-usual traffic environment, know how to get your thumb to that horn buttion fast without fumbling. Practice if you have to Those reaction fractions will - along with a kitten-crapping loud horn - will make the difference! (Posted on 8/8/13)
- Big improvementReview by Dan
- This is an impressively loud horn. It has to be 10 times louder than stock, and it's enough to make you flinch, especially if you honk it in the garage! (Posted on 7/22/13)
- Must have accessoryReview by pJarhead
- I had one of these on my 2007 Honda Shadow 750, but where I initially mounted it, there was some contact between the horn and the back of the front fender on hard stops. Eventually, the trumpet piece fell off somewhere on my commute. When I got a replacement a couple weeks ago, I mounted it on the left engine guardbar, clear from any contact. Had to fabricate a bracket that I attached to a highway peg clamp - too easy. I got the replacement just in time, as I was riding that first weekend through town and had an SUV try to change lanes on top of me. The blast made him drop his cell phone and he almost overcorrected into the oncoming traffic. Now I'm working on turning the compressor from the first cannon into a portable tire inflator.... (Posted on 6/12/13)
- Great product, good price, required custom installReview by Lincoln
I wanted a louder-than-stock horn and this is it. It was too big to fit on my 2001 Bonneville, but I was able to disassemble it and mount the compressor under my seat and the horn on the frame without too much trouble, see description here:
http://www.docspopuli.org/articles/Motorycle_airhorn_installation.html (Posted on 5/29/13)
- Ear CannonReview by Doyle
- Installed this on my 2013 Moto Guzzi Stone. This horn is great. Very loud, and very easy to install with the plug and wiring harness. Now if I can only get someone to cut me off! (Posted on 5/28/13)
- Quite sufficientReview by Alex
- I needed a better horn for my Aprilia Futura and this seemed to be the one to order. It certainly is bigger than the stock horn, so much so that I ultimately wound up mounting it inside the fairing and aimed down at the front wheel. Having the expensive installation kit was worth the money, incidentally. Anyway, it doesn't sound so much like a diesel train or truck as it does a 1958 Cadillac. In other words, it is, literally, nice AND loud. No disappointments; money well spent. (Posted on 3/15/13)
- Look out cages!Review by Tom
- I just replaced my 7 year old air horn on my Harley with a new Ear Cannon. It is not only louder than my old air horn, it was a third of the price. Easy install. Great Horn! (Posted on 2/15/13)
- Absolutely amazing!Review by weeeezzll
I had this on back order for months, and i'm glad I didn't give up on it. Stebel finally got things worked out and started shipping them again and I finally got mine in January 2013.
I was able to securely mount mine to the existing horn bracket on my 2005 ZX-6R which was surprising. I thought for sure I would have to bury it under a fairing and fabricate a bracket for it. It was a tight fit though, and when the wheel is at full turn to the right, it does touch ever so slightly but not enough to cause the horn to move. But since the stock horn bracket has a bushing to allow some flex even it if touched it wouldn't be a problem. I did need to add a single bolt through the top hole of the mount part of the horn to help lock in the screw that is included and ensure that it didn't come off.
I ride my bike hard in the curves, do wheelies and even like to catch some air over the railroad tracks by my house. I haven't had a single problem with it...and even the most distracted driver hears me now. The other day at the train crossing after the train honked, I laid on the horn button and it was loud enough to get the conductor to stick his head out and look to see where it was coming from. I did it again and his head was quickly replaced by a thumbs up...
Of all of the various upgrades on my bike this is hand down my favorite. I'll be putting one on every vehicle I own from now on... (Posted on 1/28/13)
- Probably saved my life yesterdayReview by Dave
Yesterday I was following a slow tourist for quite a few miles on a winding mountain road. . .with no place to pass safely. When I finally rounded a curve and saw dotted line ahead. . . I headed for daylight. . . and the tourist abruptly TURNED LEFT RIGHT INTO ME without checking her mirror or signaling. But my thumb sits on the horn button now, WHENEVER I pass, ever since installing this monster. I ABSOLUTELY BLASTED HER just in time, and she SWERVED back into her own lane.. from the look on her face I think she may have swallowed her teeth. But I'M ALIVE thanks to this EXTREMELY LOUD HORN.
Get one. Unlike OEM horns, it GETS RESULTS. Good product, easy install IF you can find a spot to hang it, may save your life some day. I have them on both my BMW's and will put one on my son's Wee an as soon as I can figure out where to hang the beast (they're large). Use sparingly. (Forgive all the CAPS, but YOU'LL UNDERSTAND IF YOU TRY ONE OF THESE). (Posted on 8/21/12)
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