Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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I tried really hard to keep the nice chromed OEM horns going on my '83. In the end it couldn't be done and I mounted this beast.
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There ain't much more disappointing than grabbing the horn in a moment of fury only to get a anemic "meept".
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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Remember, ther are two horns on a GL1000, and they should be LOUD!
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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there was only one on the early ones, but 2 on the 78-9's
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Hey y'all,
I'm sneaking up on painting Donna and would like to remove the catches on the side covers. How is the pin removed, and can it be re-used?

My instinct is to tap the pin out but it's surrounded by 46 year old plastic; yikes.
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sgwilly wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:52 pm I tried really hard to keep the nice chromed OEM horns going on my '83. In the end it couldn't be done and I mounted this beast.
Stebil Natilus.jpg

There ain't much more disappointing than grabbing the horn in a moment of fury only to get a anemic "meept".
I have the Denali version of this. I tried to make it hidden (by separating/cutting it up) but it just didn't work out. It's CRAZY loud...
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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Soak the pin with a penetrant, compress the spring and the pin should come pot with slight persuasion.
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Been a few years but I did order new side cover pins and keepers from Mother once upon a time. They can be a challenge to get out and still be reusable. Or at least they have to me!!
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sgwilly wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:52 pm I tried really hard to keep the nice chromed OEM horns going on my '83. In the end it couldn't be done and I mounted this beast.
Stebil Natilus.jpg

There ain't much more disappointing than grabbing the horn in a moment of fury only to get a anemic "meept".
My buddy ordered one of these for his Valk trike. We hooked it up to a battery to try it out. What's that you say? My ears are still ringing! This thing has got to get your attention.
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Re: Waking Donna; a '75 GL1000

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Should be able to find one at the hardware (or marine supply) store. It's just a roll pin. (I admit I've used cut-off and flattened pop-rivet nails in a pinch.) Can be pressed out with slip joint pliers. Pressing in requires compressing the spring, adding the washer, not scratching the new paint, standing on one leg while singing an aria and pressing in the new pin. Be inventive.
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Some place in here there is a thread with the tool I made to install those side cover pins. Maybe in the thread for my LTD. I have pics on another computer I think but not this one. Worked out very well. Maybe one of the computer guys could find it on here.

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robin1731 wrote: Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:45 am Some place in here there is a thread with the tool I made to install those side cover pins. Maybe in the thread for my LTD. I have pics on another computer I think but not this one. Worked out very well. Maybe one of the computer guys could find it on here.

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https://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... er#p658864
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Thanks for your help
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I ended up cutting the pins flush and driving the the hole clear on the bench. They were otherwise not budging.
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Chainman wrote: Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:18 am I ended up cutting the pins flush and driving the the hole clear on the bench. They were otherwise not budging.

That's the easy part. Getting it all back together without scratching the paint is the fun part. :twisted: lolol

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Chainman wrote: Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:18 am I ended up cutting the pins flush and driving the the hole clear on the bench. They were otherwise not budging.
I never have been able to "just remove" them either
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"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
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76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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