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I am curious if anyone out there has installed a screaming banshee horn system on their r1200r. I have installed one on my ZR-7 and I am looking to put it on my 2012 r1200r, however I have a little pause after reading up on the cambus electronics system. The banshee install requires a couple of spliced connections to the stock horn and also into the headlight wiring.

Is there anything to be concerned about and how the cambus might react?
 

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Don't know that horn, but had a Stebel Nautilus 139db horn put on my R1200r and with the proper wiring harness, it works with the CANbus. You may need more than a spliced connection to not blow up the CANbus
 

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why do you need a relay to energize the horn? Will it drain the battery somehow? Not familiar with 'screaming banshee'

from the info you gave sounds like the horn splices are signal and the headlight splice is for a relay. Both those shouldn't affect a CANbus. do you have to run separate power? Need more info on the Banshee to be of any help.
 

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why do you need a relay to energize the horn? Will it drain the battery somehow? Not familiar with 'screaming banshee'

from the info you gave sounds like the horn splices are signal and the headlight splice is for a relay. Both those shouldn't affect a CANbus. do you have to run separate power? Need more info on the Banshee to be of any help.
Where do you see a mention of a relay? There is a control unit for the horn that connects stock horn via piggyback and then a splice to connect the control unit to the high beam wire for the headlight. Power for the unit is connected directly to the battery.
 

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Quick status update on this project. I attempted to go ahead and install the Banshee system this afternoon as I have tracked down the location of the horn on the R1200R and the necessary wiring. It appears that there shouldn't be any major wiring or power issues, except that the horn on the R1200R has a special connector to it, which I will likely just have to tap into.

My biggest hurdle today was finding a mounting location for the horn. Being that this is essentially a naked bike, I thought I would have no problem at all. Boy was I surprised. I couldn't find a clear spot on the frame to mount up to.

I originally referenced this video as a placement spot, but the Banshee won't fit behind the newer forks. Hupe Horn BMW R1200R by Hornig - YouTube

After scratching my head for about 30 minutes it looks like I will install it on my slider bars as there is a nice little hole on them what appears to be for that sort of thing. I had to order a new 90 degree mounting bracket.

If anyone has any thoughts or comments or better mounting placement ideas, let me know.

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Quick status update on this project. I attempted to go ahead and install the Banshee system this afternoon as I have tracked down the location of the horn on the R1200R and the necessary wiring. It appears that there shouldn't be any major wiring or power issues, except that the horn on the R1200R has a special connector to it, which I will likely just have to tap into.

My biggest hurdle today was finding a mounting location for the horn. Being that this is essentially a naked bike, I thought I would have no problem at all. Boy was I surprised. I couldn't find a clear spot on the frame to mount up to.

I originally referenced this video as a placement spot, but the Banshee won't fit behind the newer forks. Hupe Horn BMW R1200R by Hornig - YouTube

After scratching my head for about 30 minutes it looks like I will install it on my slider bars as there is a nice little hole on them what appears to be for that sort of thing. I had to order a new 90 degree mounting bracket.

If anyone has any thoughts or comments or better mounting placement ideas, let me know.

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I help you out with the picture posting. but can't think of any other place to put the horn in.







 

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I put the Stebel parallel to and underneath the wonderlich crash bar, so the horn end faces toward the rear of the bike and the horn is tucked underneath one of the engine pods. It's worked fine, even in rain and yeuch for the past few months. I suppose it would be a bad thing to practice race bike leaning, but not my thing anyway, and you should see the immediate Depends-needing response when you get someone's attention with a 139db horn.
 

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I put the Stebel parallel to and underneath the wonderlich crash bar, so the horn end faces toward the rear of the bike and the horn is tucked underneath one of the engine pods. It's worked fine, even in rain and yeuch for the past few months. I suppose it would be a bad thing to practice race bike leaning, but not my thing anyway, and you should see the immediate Depends-needing response when you get someone's attention with a 139db horn.
I was looking at something similar, but the mounting point for the Banshee horn put it nearly right up against the exhaust pipe or the cylinder head. I had a concern for the horn melting. I also tried to tuck it just in front of the right cylinder head agains the frame and under the air intake, but again heat was a concern as was restricting airflow over the cylinder head.

If you have a picture of ours mounted, I would love to see it.
 

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Here are two pics of the Stebel mounted underneath the engine on the crashbar.
 

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No evidence of melting, btw, and I've been biking all summer in 90 degree heat. Rumor has it, heat rises :)
 
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