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Offline Aymincendiary

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Need 12 v tap for Scorpio Maverick Alarm and GPS...
« on: October 30, 2020, 03:23:00 pm »
I need a 12 v tap for the control wire for Scorpio and RLink. They say to use taillight but my 18 Bolt has an LED taillight so this wouldn't provide enough voltage. I believe the license plate light is a standard bulb. The cabling disappears under the fender and there's only two connectors under the seat from a cable coming out of the rear fender. Can anybody send me a pic of the license plate connector so I know I'm tapping the correct wire? Thanks.


Offline aussybolt

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Re: Need 12 v tap for Scorpio Maverick Alarm and GPS...
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2020, 05:47:20 pm »
mate you can use the tail light wire if you wish

thank god for bolts or I wouldn't have anywhere to put my nuts

Offline DrM

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Re: Need 12 v tap for Scorpio Maverick Alarm and GPS...
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2020, 07:01:50 pm »
I have not installed a Scorpio Alarm, nor the R-Link GPS tracker.  But I have taken off the rear fender a couple of times and extended the wiring for the relocated signal lights, so I am somewhat familiar with the wiring and the connectors.  And I have installed a GPS unit (not Scorpio's R-Link) and a USB plug.

1) Picture 1 below shows the wiring insert from Scorpio which you insert into the wiring going to the bike's tail. If you don't have, it would advise you to get it because they have apparently already figured out wattage loads on the circuits they are tapping into.

2) Picture 2 is a picture of my bike showing the wiring going into the tail, denoted by a red line pointing to it.

When I removed the rear fender, I had to first dissconect that wire going into the tail (two connectors under the rider seat) -- and that is where I believe the Scorpio wiring insert goes.  The two connectors are different, so you won't be able to connect up the wrong way.  I base this on the shape of the Scorpio connectors.  While there are connectors further back on the tail, they don't look like Scorpio's.

I believe the Scorpio's R-Link GPS Tracker unit requires three wires to be connected -- two wires directly to the battery terminals, and the third with the ignition.  Connecting the two wires to the battery terminals is pretty simple, but I can't help with the third linking to the ignition (if there is a third wire.)  But I would be very bothered by a tracker system that is always on -- sooner or later it will run your battery down.