Just sounding off with this, but there is a moral: when buying a bike privately, do not underestimate the ability of the previous owner to be stupid then hoodwink you.
I’ve had the bike for a couple of months, but only used the horn for the first time last week. Result: silence.
Mmmm. Check horn prices - easy to get replacement from eBay for £10 or so, so off I go this morning to check the horn. Undo the bolt and the horn comes off in my hand, followed by a few moments of pleasure - “connections come off, easy fix then”.
So, I look for the leads, and I look, and I look, and I look - but no leads. Can’t be completely sure unless I take the fairings off, but they’re not there.
The bike looks normal electrically except for heated grips.
I suspect whoever fitted the grips has cut off the leads to the horn. Why, I haven’t the faintest idea.
The previous owner must know - he had an MOT done and the horn is an MOT item surely? Have emailed him to find out.
I can see a few frustrating hours ahead trying to find a wiring diagram and checking the wiring. Grrrrr.
Then to make it worse, bike wouldn’t start - just a click from the starter motor relay. Battery voltage is 12.35 volts, so would have expected more than a click, so I hope I haven’t disturbed some lash-up with my investigations. Double Grrr.
So, be careful out there!
Off to take the battery out to charge…