Horns

Laverda has been a pioneer in equipping motorcycles with loud and effective horns. It was back in 1970 that they first fitted a pair of Fiamm horns that were very noisy

The early Twins, including all GTs and some SFCs, were fitted with one conventional Bosch horn of the 'pancake' variety. It was mounted under the steering head, close to the nose of the fuel tank on spring-steel fingers. It was very simple. All SFs, GTLs and some SFCs from frame number 4306 were equipped with a pair of the said Fiamm horns which were mounted in the same place, on a pair of spring-steel fingers. A relay was used. These fingers cope with the considerable vibration which the heavy units must bear. These horns have black plastic covers and press-on metal grilles over the outlets. They are very hardy and reliable. Take care that the fingers are not broken and that the horn body is not so positioned that it vibrates onto the engine or frame. Make sure the outlets point downwards so that water does not feed into the mechanism.

The Triples use a different shape of horn made by Voxbell, pancake in shape, which is just as effective. No relay is used. Early Triples, up to frame number 3135, mounted a pair of horns in the same position as that of the Twins, on similar metal fingers. They were then moved onto the oil cooler and then again to the lower fork yoke being stuck well forward, out in the breeze. The reason for this move was the adoption of a new type of engine oil cooler. With the introduction of the 1200 the horns have found their way on all Triples to the front down tubes of the frame, one each side, beneath the kink of the exhaust down pipes. These are an all metal horn, again mounted on shorter fingers.

This 1979 Jota uses square CEV flashers fitted to the grab rail. Other machines have a variety of fittings

Late model Triples have this in-board earth wiring for the rear flashers, under the seat

The Twin's famous Fiamm horns. The Triple's 'flat' Voxbell are ¬°ust as loud

An early Twin's fuse box with cover removed

A horn relay is fitted to provide reliable switching for the Fiamm-horned Twins only; none is provided for the Triples. This relay is fitted just above the horns. Its mounting bracket is the one onto which the horns' fingers fix. Its mounting is semi-flexible. Two electrical leads go, one each, to the horns while its input comes from the wiring loom.

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