How to Repair a Motorcycle Horn

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Just as it is essential to keep the steering mechanism and brakes of your motorcycle in perfect condition, so too it is imperative to make sure that your horn is in excellent working order at all times. The horn of a motorcycle is crucial to inform drivers of trucks, cars and other bikers that you are where you are. Whether it is day or night, there are always blind spots and areas where visibility is less than perfect, so make sure that your horn is in optimum working condition.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Locate the existing horn in your motorcycle engine well. You may need to remove the kick panel in order to access the horn.

  2. 2

    Go underneath your motorcycle and find the bolt holding the horn down in place. You may need to use a flashlight to illuminate the area and find the bolt.

  3. 3

    Fit the socket wrench over the bolt holding the horn in place and have a friend hold the horn still. Turn the wrench until the horn can be lifted off the bolt from inside the motorcycle.

  4. 4

    Pull apart the wiring connecting the horn to the motorcycle's circuitry. The horn is now fully disconnected so you can remove it from the engine well.

  5. 5

    Connect the wiring of the new horn to the wiring of the motorcycle. Follow the same wiring pattern as you had for the old horn.

  6. 6

    Set the new horn into the engine well over the bolt and arrange the horn before tightening it. The opening of the horn should be facing out and away from the rider of the motorcycle.

  7. 7

    Tighten the bolt from underneath while your friend holds it steady from the top. Put back any parts that you had to remove to access the horn.

Tips and warnings

  • You can replace your motorcycle horn even if it is still working to increase sound and efficiency.
  • Never drive a motorcycle that doesn't have a working horn or you could get seriously injured.

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