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    Horn, what horn?
    on: Mar 07, 2014, 01.48 am
    Mar 07, 2014, 01.48 am
    Is anyone else shocked by the horn on the Trophy?  Hit the horn button and I could barely hear it sitting on the bike.  What use is that?  I cannot believe its even legal to sell a motorcycle with a horn that is so quiet.

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    Re: Horn, what horn?
    Reply #1 on: Mar 07, 2014, 02.56 am
    Mar 07, 2014, 02.56 am
    Several people have registered similar complaints.   There have been  been a couple of threads you might be interested in.

    Here is one
    https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,1284.msg17578.html#msg17578
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    Re: Horn, what horn?
    Reply #2 on: Mar 09, 2014, 12.00 am
    Mar 09, 2014, 12.00 am
    I put on the screaming banshee horn. Loud loud loud and flashes the headlight.
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    Re: Horn, what horn?
    Reply #3 on: Mar 09, 2014, 12.08 am
    Mar 09, 2014, 12.08 am
    In year 2000, Tom & I took a trip to London and the very first thing we noticed is that NOBODY blows their horn. Not sure why, perhaps somebody from GB can tell me. Is it illegal to blow a horn except in a emergency? Or are the British people simply more polite?

    But you can be on a busy street all day long and not hear a single horn blow. Try that in a USA city!

    Perhaps the British don't believe in loud horns.

    Or perhaps they all blew their horns, but they were so weak I could not hear them. :008:

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    Re: Horn, what horn?
    Reply #4 on: Mar 09, 2014, 08.33 am
    Mar 09, 2014, 08.33 am
    In the UK you find that we are very polite, we mainly use the middle finger!!  Its quicker than finding the horn :745:

    On a serious note UK law does states " Beeping your horn / sounding your horn while stationary is illegal, unless to warn a moving vehicle of danger. In fact, you can't use your horn on a residential street from 11.30pm till 7am in any circumstances "   :112:

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    Re: Horn, what horn?
    Reply #5 on: Mar 09, 2014, 09.07 am
    Mar 09, 2014, 09.07 am
    Working for an American owned company as I do I suspect it is a cultural thing as much as anything....

    Americans being big and brash are more than happy to blow their own horn where us Brits, being more reserved and polite are more likely to keep quiet and hide our light under a bushel! LOL  :745: :745:

    I wouldn't like to suggest that is anything to do with us being better riders and drivers and not getting ourselves into situations where we need to use the horn.... oh no.... wouldn't like to suggest anything like that at all!

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    Re: Horn, what horn?
    Reply #6 on: Mar 09, 2014, 09.34 am
    Mar 09, 2014, 09.34 am
    *Originally Posted by Sanctuary [+]
    UK law does states " Beeping your horn / sounding your horn while stationary is illegal, unless to warn a moving vehicle of danger. In fact, you can't use your horn on a residential street from 11.30pm till 7am in any circumstances "   :112:
    on this side of La Manche Article R 416-1 of Traffic Act stipulates:
    Outside urban areas, the use of horns is only allowed to give the necessary warnings to other road users. (for whatever it means... :084:)
    In urban areas, the use of the horn is permitted in cases of immediate danger. 
    Signals need not extend more than necessary.  :187:
    The fact for any driver to violate the provisions of this Article shall be punished by a second class offenses fine.  (currently 150)
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    Re: Horn, what horn?
    Reply #7 on: Mar 09, 2014, 10.52 am
    Mar 09, 2014, 10.52 am
    In the UK if you hear a short "toot" it's just a polite "wakey wakey"  :002:

    If you get a long "blast" it's almost certain you have done something wrong or seriously inconsiderate  :013:

    London has it's own rules being a lot more  :115:  :060: :091: :055: :105: :057: :121: :124: :128: :189: multicultural.