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XP3 Hornet Deer Alert System for Motorcycles


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  • Model: HORNET
  • Shipping Weight: 1.12lbs
  • Manufactured by: XP3 Deer Avoidance


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  • Available in Black or Chrome
  • Helps prevent Deer-related accidents
  • Utilizes latest Military Technology
  • Easy to Install
  • Weather-resistant

Product Description:

The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles is your best protection against costly and deadly deer-related accidents. Using the latest military technology from the field of high pitched, directional sonic bombardment, the Hornet's precision turned sonic generator alerts deer and other animals of your approach well before they can see or hear your vehicle. Proprietary wave variance tuning enables the sonic impulse to carry long distances. The Hornet is endorsed by major insurance companies and is used by police and emergency vehicles nationwide with millions of proven road miles. Proven effective at any speed, the Hornet is electronically powered and does not rely on wind or air flow.

The Hornet Deer Avoidance Device is a precision tuned sonic generator which produces a high pitched, directional sonic wave. When this wave is reflected from the road surface of a moving vehicle, a virtual sonic echo effect is produced. This sonic wave has proven its ability to alert deer and most other animals to approaching vehicles with sufficient warning to avoid costly accidents. The use of the Hornet, along with driver awareness, has been proven to reduce the risk of animal/vehicle collision by more than 70%. The electronically produced sonic wave is effective at any vehicle speed. The Hornet Deer Avoidance Device is your best protection from vehicle damage and deadly animal related accidents.

The new Hornet V Series Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles utilize the latest and most reliable electronic technology, and do not require grounding to the motorcycle chassis. The V series Hornets come with a 4' pigtail and a 3.5mm plug which connects via a new weather tight connector to a new wiring harness. The most unique feature of the automotive V series Hornets is that the wiring harness does not carry power.

The Hornet Motorcycle Wiring Harness (sold separately) also utilizes the new weather tight 3.5mm plug. The V series motorcycle wiring harness also incorporates a redesigned switch housing for easy installation.

Technical Specifications
- Sound Pressure Level: 120dB (A.S.)
- Operating Base Frequency: 4.8 ± 0.5 kHz
- WV Ultrasonic Wave: 18,000 to 21,000 Hz
- Wave Carrying Length: 1,600 Ft. ±
- Effective Range: 700 Ft.
- Operating Voltage Range: 8-16 VDC
- Current Consumption: 10mA (max.) at 12 VDC

Technical Information about the Hornet Deer Avoidance System
Most animals (mammals), including people, hear within the same basic frequency range, although there is a vast range of how various animals will react to The Hornet. The reason The Hornet works so well on deer is they have acute hearing and are very skittish animals with a strong sense of survival. When you are approaching deer with your vehicle, they will react to The Hornet by lifting their head to determine if they are being threatened. As your vehicle is moving towards the deer, they will normally run for safety.

With a basic understanding of acoustical engineering, the sound pressure (dB) push density physics of The Hornet and its unique Wave Variance Tuning® method of sound packet delivery with reflected bounce will become clear.

The sound pressure level is defined as the difference between actual pressure (at a given point and a given time) in the medium and the average, or equilibrium, pressure of the medium at that location. A deer's ear can detect sound with a very wide range of amplitudes. Sound pressure is often measured as a level on a logarithmic decibel scale. The sound pressure level (SPL) or Lp is defined as...

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...where p is the root-mean-square sound pressure and pref is a reference sound pressure. Commonly used reference sound pressures, defined in the standard ANSI S1.1-1994, are 20 µPa in air and 1 µPa in water. Without a specified reference sound pressure, a value expressed in decibels cannot represent a sound pressure level.

Is The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles a deer whistle?
No. The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles should not be compared with air activated deer whistles. In the lab and field testing we performed on deer whistles from 1995 to 1998, we found that air activated deer whistles require a minimum of a 48 M.P.H. Direct air flow to produce any measurable sound level. In our opinion, air activated deer whistles have little to no effect on deterring deer/vehicle accidents.

What is The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles?
The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles is a small electrically powered sonic generator which produces a high powered directional sonic wave. This wave can be tracked at 1600 feet and has demonstrated the ability to alert deer and most other animals of an approaching vehicle with sufficient time and distance to avoid deer/vehicle accidents.

What is Wave Variance Tuning?
Wave Variance Tuning combines reverberation and reflection of the signal. The sound wave begins to reverberate as it travels through the barrel of The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles. The reverberating wave is then reflected off the road surface, creating a virtual sonic echo effect and allowing the sound wave to carry a much longer distance.

Is The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles ultra-sonic?
The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles operates at a fixed frequency of a 5,000 Hz. square wave pattern and uses Sonic Systems' exclusive Wave Variance tuning, which takes a secondary frequency to the 18,000 to 21,000 Hz. range, well within the normal human's hearing.

Can people hear The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles?
Most animals, including people, hear within the same frequency ranges, although some animals can hear tones several thousand hertz higher. For most people, The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles's output falls within the upper end of their range of hearing and is clearly audible. However, some people, primarily older people, have a narrower hearing range and may not be able to hear The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles.

When should I use my Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles?
Always use The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles when driving in high-risk areas. Remember that deer are most active from dusk until dawn. Always drive with your headlights on in high-risk areas, stay alert and pay attention to the roadside. Be prepared to act quickly at the first sign of an animal. Blow your horn and NEVER swerve into oncoming traffic or attempt to dodge an animal by driving off the road surface.

If I install The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles on my vehicle, will I never hit a deer?
The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles is not a magical device, although it is a highly effective deterrent against deer/vehicle collisions. We estimate, using The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles along with driver awareness, will reduce your risk of a deer/vehicle accident by more than 70%. The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles was tested on deer accident-prone police and emergency vehicles over a 3-year period with more than 6 million proven accident-free miles before it was brought to market.

Will I hear the sonic wave in my vehicle?
You will not hear The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles while you are riding. However, you may hear The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles when your vehicle is stopped or you enter an enclosed parking structure such as a parking garage. The wave is very directional and will reflect back from any solid object.

Will The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles annoy pets?
Like you, pets will be able to hear The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles. We recommend you turn your Hornet off while you are operating your vehicle in a confined residential area, campground, etc. Most animals, particularly non-domesticated animals, may react in some fashion to The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles.

Will The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles bother my cat or dog in the car?
No. Just as you cannot hear The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles while you are driving, neither will your animals. The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles's directional sonic wave is focused ahead of your vehicle.

Can I turn The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles on and off?
Yes. The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles comes with a toggle switch and switch plate to be mounted either underneath your dashboard or in the dash itself. We recommend using the switch so that you may turn The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles on when needed and off if you are in a residential area, parking garage, etc.

Why must The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles be pointed at the road surface?
The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles uses the surface of the road as a reflective plane to increase it's effectiveness.

Will The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles scare the deer away?
The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles will alert the animal of your approaching vehicle with sufficient time to avoid a costly collision. Deer are a highly skittish animal and will normally react to The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles by stopping, looking and listening to determine if they are being threatened.

Is The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles easy to install?
Yes. If you are familiar with and can use normal hand tools, you can install The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles in 15 minutes or less. If you are capable of mounting driving lights or installing a radio, you can easily install The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles.

Where do I mount The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles?
The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles may be mounted anywhere under the front side of the vehicle where it has an unobstructed, clear view of the road surface. Ideal locations include under the bumper, behind an open pattern grill, on a cross-member, on the radiator shroud, etc.

Is The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles weather-resistant?
Yes. The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles is water-resistant and is not affected by normal high and low temperature conditions. However, The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles is not completely waterproof. If it is submerged in water, the driver circuitry can be damaged. In addition, The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles should be protected from any direct water flow, such as a high-powered water jet that may be found in a car wash.

When I have my car washed, will it affect The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles?
No. However, care should be taken to protect The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles from any direct water spray into the output barrel using a plastic bag or other simple cover.

Can The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles be left on all the time?
Yes. However, we recommend using The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles primarily in high-risk areas and while driving at night.

What is the effective range of The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles?
Models V-120 and V-120C have a wave carrying length of 1,700 feet and an effective range of 800 feet. This means that deer will be aware of your oncoming vehicle 800 feet away and, under ideal conditions, will be aware of your vehicle from as far as 1,700 feet away.

What is the life expectancy of The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles?
The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles has proven to be an extremely reliable electronic device. The oldest Hornets have now been in use for five years without failure.

What is the Warranty of The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles?
The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles comes with a 90-day limited warranty and a lifetime service policy. If The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles fails during the warranty period, the Company will replace it at no cost to you. If The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles fails to operate after the warranty period, the Company will repair or replace The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles as necessary for a small service charge plus shipping and handling.

Is The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles effective on all animals, such as moose, cows, kangaroo, etc.?
Not necessarily. The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles is very effective with deer due to the fact that deer have extremely keen hearing and are very skittish animals. Deer will hear The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles's sonic wave up to 1,700 feet away, allowing them more than ample time to assess where the sound is coming from, determine that there is possible danger, and move away from the road surface.

Can I use The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles to keep deer out of my yard?
No. The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles is effective on a moving vehicle due to the fact that it is an unfamiliar sound to the animal and is not constant. If The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles is used in a fixed location, it will be effective for a short period of time until the animal becomes accustomed to the sonic wave.

Will The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles affect my vehicle's electrical system?
No. The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles uses less than 10mA of electrical power, which is less than the dome light in your vehicle.

How do I know if The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles is working?
Most people will be able to hear the sonic wave when The Hornet Deer Avoidance System for Motorcycles is turned on and the vehicle is stopped (with the window rolled down) or parked.

How does the new V-Series differ from the older S-Series?
The new Hornet V Models utilize the latest and most reliable electronic technology and do not require grounding to the vehicle chassis. The V Models also come with a 4’ pigtail and a 3.5mm plug which connects to a new wiring harness which is complete with an inline fuse and does not require drilling a hole in the firewall for the control switch.

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- All Motorcycles - Universal - Not Designed for any specific make or model

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Motorcycle Wiring Harness for HornetMotorcycle Wiring Harness for The Hornet Deer Avoidance System
Utilizing the new weather-tight connector of the V-Series Hornet, this wiring harness comes with a newly reconfigured micro switch with a self adhesive side for easy attachment without any screws. View and purchase the Motorcycle Wiring Harness for The Hornet Deer Avoidance System.

P-ClampP-Clamp for The Hornet Deer Avoidance System
- P-Clamps are a universal way to get a professional looking installation.
- P-Clamps fit securely around frame rails and provide The Hornet with an easy and safe way to be mounted.
- May be used with the standard swivel extension brackets for extra mounting options.
- Available in Black or Chrome Finish
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