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Horn is being difficult

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by deXtrous, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. So, up until today my horn's been working fine. Was giving my ZZR a polish then took it for a little ride and it was not working. Scary stuff. I got home, turned the bike off and on, then horn seemed to work a little bit then stopped again.

    I would usually just think this was a bad connection but the bike wasn't moving for any connections to be fizzling about so I don't know. Not a fuse as it will start/stop working.

    It probably is a bad connection somewhere, so I reconnected both connectors on the horn but still was not working. I don't know where else on the loom to be looking.. hmm.. Manual says nothing about horns either.
  2. wet connection maybe.
    Disconnect wiring and run a wire from the negative terminal to the earth and then run another wire from the positive terminal and Touch the Positive Terminal. If it works it is not the horn, if it doesn't buy a stebel to replace it.

    When i read the title I was going to say buy some viagra, glad i read the thread.
  3. Often this is the button rather than the horn itself. With the bike switched off push the button a dozen times or so. The contacts are self wiping so should clean up. If that fails some contact cleaner sprayed into the button can help. Some people use WD40, it works but is not ideal because it can leave a residue that can clog up.