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Hi,

I'm looking for a bit of helpful confirmation from someone familiar with how the Klaxon horn mounts on an R50 /2. Mine is a 1965, purchased in boxes so I didn't get to take it apart, and my pictures show what I think is the correct mounting (, but I've been wrong before . . . ). I've searched for awhile and haven't found a good picture of this.

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As long as it doesn't touch

As long as it doesn't touch the frame and the engine with front cover is going to fit, then it's probably OK. I know on my R69S, it's much easier if I remove the horn if I want to get the front cover off...it's a pretty tight fit.

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Cool thanks Kurt. Good

Cool thanks Kurt.

Good point on the engine clearance - I'll remove the horn until after I put the engine in (pretty soon). The horn is pretty tight to the frame - may need to tweak the spring bracket a bit.

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Mine is mounted lower

Mine is mounted lower than yours. Taking the front cover off requires pushing the bracket forward a little bit. Not a problem as the bracket is made up of thin sheets of spring steel and is pliable.

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Does it appear as though I am

Does it appear as though I am missing a bracket then, or is your stack of spring steel sheets longer?

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I Think You Have It

I think you have it right. You do typically have to remove the horn to access to the front cover, but on my '59 (bracket back then was a bit different), I can just get the cover off with the horn in place. Best to test fit, then install horn last before the tank goes on.

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Thanks!

Alright - thanks for the input everyone!

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I also have a 1965 R50/2

Just picked it up a few months ago. Barn find but it was all together and reasonably unmolested. I took about a million pictures as I disassembled it. I believe I have pictures of the horn and mount. I'll look them up this evening and post what ever I have that may be relevant.

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pics of my horn mount

found one - looks like you have it right.

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horn

It looks correct to me as well. This is what my /2 looked like during the teardown.

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Thanks!

Excellent - thanks for sharing your pictures!

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