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need help installing scorpio calling GASMAN...

ok so im gonna straighten out the turn signal problems im having then im gonna attempt to install the scorpio on my 98 900rr....question i have is when i hook up the wires what type of connection is the best? i was thinking just cutting both wires and wrapping them and soldering them up then wrap it up with electrical tape...does this sound ok or do you guys have better suggestions?
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ok so im gonna straighten out the turn signal problems im having then im gonna attempt to install the scorpio on my 98 900rr....question i have is when i hook up the wires what type of connection is the best? i was thinking just cutting both wires and wrapping them and soldering them up then wrap it up with electrical tape...does this sound ok or do you guys have better suggestions?
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That's as good as it gets...
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Yeah shrink wrap is good. But the heart of the scorpio just hooks up straight to your battery. The only connections to be made are for the blinkers and the starter kill.




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Yeah shrink wrap is good. But the heart of the scorpio just hooks up straight to your battery. The only connections to be made are for the blinkers and the starter kill.
the blinkers of course the problem im having with my bike is...yep THE FRONT BLINKERS! damn...ill have to figure that out first, can i hook it to the rear blinkers though? also what is shrink wrap?
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the blinkers of course the problem im having with my bike is...yep THE FRONT BLINKERS! damn...ill have to figure that out first, can i hook it to the rear blinkers though? also what is shrink wrap?
I don't know, but I think the scorpio you hook up to all the blinkers, so that they flash when you set the alarm, and when it goes off.

Shrink wrap is basically some plastic tubing that you wrap around an electrical connection... then you give it a quick pass over with a heat gun and it melts and shrinks at the same time. Seals everything up very nicely.
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Shrink wrap is ths neat stuff that you put over electrical connections. It is a tube like stuff that when heat is applied it shrinks to seal those connections. You can get it about anywhere... hardware store, radio shack, home depot...

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Here's what ya get... I got the entire system with perimeter and ignition kill (starter kill).





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I don't know, but I think the scorpio you hook up to all the blinkers, so that they flash when you set the alarm, and when it goes off.

Shrink wrap is basically some plastic tubing that you wrap around an electrical connection... then you give it a quick pass over with a heat gun and it melts and shrinks at the same time. Seals everything up very nicely.
Heat gun... Ooo Mr. Fancy Pants... I just quickly wave a Bic under it a couple times...
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Heat gun... Ooo Mr. Fancy Pants... I just quickly wave a Bic under it a couple times...
Hey, I already had a heat gun for other things, so sue me
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Shrink wrap is ths neat stuff that you put over electrical connections. It is a tube like stuff that when heat is applied it shrinks to seal those connections. You can get it about anywhere... hardware store, radio shack, home depot...

Here's some pics to show it in action.







Here's what ya get... I got the entire system with perimeter and ignition kill (starter kill).
oh that shrink wrap, its pretty much what i thought it was but i thought maybe there was some different "electronic" kind...so you just cut the wires, twist together and put the shrink wrap on there? i hope i can get these signals working so i can hook up the alarm i really dont wana pay 136 to the dealer to put it in
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oh that shrink wrap, its pretty much what i thought it was but i thought maybe there was some different "electronic" kind...so you just cut the wires, twist together and put the shrink wrap on there? i hope i can get these signals working so i can hook up the alarm i really dont wana pay 136 to the dealer to put it in
Put the shrink wrap on the wire before you put them together... Solder makes the best connection and is cheap and easy to use... Twist, solder, shrink wrap... it's that easy.
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also known as heat shrink tube

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also known as heat shrink tube

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Put the shrink wrap on the wire before you put them together... Solder makes the best connection and is cheap and easy to use... Twist, solder, shrink wrap... it's that easy.
i knew someone would catch me on that...yea i figured that you would have to put the tube on first

i just am hoping to get this light problem fixed so i can start the alarm install....
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this is what i use they sell it at advance auto. works great no heat no adhesive it sticks to itself when u stretch it around itself...kinda hard to describe but works great

http://www.dvwarehouse.com/Cold-Shri...e-p-15976.html

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this is what i use they sell it at advance auto. works great no heat no adhesive it sticks to itself when u stretch it around itself...kinda hard to describe but works great

http://www.dvwarehouse.com/Cold-Shri...e-p-15976.html
Like... electrical tape?
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like elec tape but no sticky...so if lets say your hands arent the clean or the fing elec tape touches something or gets wet its ****ed and your connection is shot . this stuff is waterproof and is adhesive-less. go buy some and try it on one electrical thing and you will thank me. i used this stuff two months ago to rewire my stator and regulator works great

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like elec tape but no sticky...so if lets say your hands arent the clean or the fing elec tape touches something or gets wet its ****ed and your connection is shot . this stuff is waterproof and is adhesive-less. go buy some and try it on one electrical thing and you will thank me. i used this stuff two months ago to rewire my stator and regulator works great
It says it's "Ozone proof".... that will help very much when I am riding my bike high up in the troposphere...


Don't think there is very much O^3 floating around here at sea level.
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