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Post  mickey c on Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:50 pm

Hi
Is the vega horn specific to this line only? Or will any lambretta 6v AC horn fit? Also has anyone found a horn that doesn't embarass them & make then a laughing stock. Of a vespa or something?
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Re: Horn question

Post  Scooter Paul on Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:05 am

The Vega horn is different from many similar shaped 6v AC horns in that the back is chamfered to make it fit better to the frame. Unless you're after factory perfect restoration there's probably room to squeeze something else in there on a fabricated bracket. I've resurrected a few by carefully opening them up and re soldering the electrical joints that go 'dry' over time.

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Re: Horn question

Post  mickey c on Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:24 am

Thanks Paul
I'm not looking at factory specific which is handy as I don't have the original to try to resurrect. Sounds like it could be a tricky one to find one to fit.

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Post  Scooter Paul on Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:33 am

If you want a 'dodge' to get through the mot I bought a battery powered horn from a good bicycle shop. It velcros to the handlebars and is plenty loud. I mentioned this to someone else and they dismissed it as 'they use the horn all the time' I don't so it works for me.

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Re: Horn question

Post  Snails on Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:08 am

Scooter Paul wrote:If you want a 'dodge' to get through the mot I bought a battery powered horn from a good bicycle shop. It velcros to the handlebars and is plenty loud. I mentioned this to someone else and they dismissed it as 'they use the horn all the time' I don't so it works for me.

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I think I have got through MOT's in the distant past with bolting these on

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Post  Scooter Paul on Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:33 am

Ha- ha! Yes the 'original' fitment to many trials bikes! Unfortunately will no longer get you a pass as the horn 'must emit a continuous ,single tone'.

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Post  lunaloon on Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:46 pm

My horn sounds like a sick duck at idle on my Vega and cometa typical AC electrics! you have to rev it on the MOT to get any decent sound out of it they just laugh:oops: Embarassed  fortunately they are Lambretta sypathectic  Very Happy


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Re: Horn question

Post  daz.h on Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:37 pm

ive fitted a normal horn in the past, ive just cut two nicks in the ridge and clamped it down on the frame.
my mot tester told me years ago, that if I turned up in an open face helmet he would have to pass it, as I could give the audible sound "fu**ing move"
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Re: Horn question

Post  mickey c on Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:35 pm

The one continuos tone is Snails voice hence why the clown horn got an MOT pass!Wink

I'm thinking of giving this a go & hoping it both works and doesn't sound like a duck with dysentery!
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=221577012734

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Post  Scooter Paul on Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:46 am

Just make sure it's AC I bet it isn't if it's made for modern machines. A DC horn won't work unless it's powered by a battery.

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Re: Horn question

Post  mickey c on Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:46 pm

Good call Paul
Tried lots of places & horns, all DC. I Will see if standard lammie will fit.

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Re: Horn question

Post  daz.h on Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:38 pm

not sure if it was on here or when lunabase was on the go, someone bought a small electronic beeper from ebay, not designed as a horn , but aparantly gave off quite a noise.
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