Alright, we are moving to the small detail about the 919 that bothered me.
The horn !! It's in the way and breaks up the smooth radiator lines.
I got an idea while removing the PAIR system. Can you spot it ?
A quick CAD mockup later, transferred to sheet metal.
Added a small bend to offset the horn mount because of the fouling throttle cable hook.
A closer look to that offending hook.
Here is the horn located with the remaining of the bracket trimmed off.
Here it is on the other side.
The bracket is not rock solid. I assume it will rotate forward due to the weight of the horn through normal riding. I purposefully got the bottom flat part of the bracket to sit tight on the lip of the coil bracket, but the moment arm is too big and it can still pivot down. So I added some enforcements.
Captive nut welded to the mix.
With the matching notched arm that mounts straight onto a frame gusset.
I also added a brace on the edge of the bracket because I am scared that it will bend down with vibrations
Here is the system all mounted up.
And here is the final result, all mounted up and ready for action.
After all of this, the horn mounted, connected with the bike on, it does not want to ''horn''. I reversed the connections and still did not want to ''beep''. I also checked the fuses and they are all in good shape. Maybe I need to start the bike to get the horn to sound ?
In any case, I'll get the bracket sandblasted and painted after I empty the sandblaster, which is now full of soda. Next post the teardown continues and some deep cleaning is performed.