Posted by: Randy B. TITLE: BALLOON: Persons Majestic Siren Question
So I got hold of a Persons Majestic Siren but was not in a position to test the item before purchase. This is my first experience with this type of accessory and I have the all the mounting hardware and as far as I can tell (from looking at online pictures of the model) the sound making mechanism is complete as well. It spins well (mounted against a tire or just in my hand) so the bearings are in good shape but it won~t make any siren noise! I have heard these before at Bike Swaps so I know what police siren-esque sound is supposed to come out. I even took it off the bike and ran it against my electric drill to get it up to really high speed....and no siren noise at all. Is this a common problem for these old sirens and is it fixable? Are there tell-tale signs I should look for to see if I am missing some integral piece? Any advice/experience that you want to pass along would be much appreciated. Thanks for your time.
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
This may sound dumb, but do you have it on the correct side of the bike so it is traveling in the correct rotation? I think if you are sitting on the bike it mounts on the right side of the front wheel.
Posted by joel
You have to get them going really fast, and I think the wheel friction and wind adds to the sound. Either put it on a bike and find a hill, or you can get a little sound out of it by winding a string around the drive and pulling it.
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