GTS Rear Turn signal
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Hooked
2007 GTS250
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:27 am quote
The left turn indicator on my 2007 GTS was acting weird. First thought was the switch. Then, my suspicion went to a blown bulb at the left rear signal. Upon further examination, I noticed the wiring coming across from the right signal was being shredded. Not sure what was holding it away from the tire to begin with. Taped it all up and used a zip tie to keep it from aything that would shred it, again.
Is this piece of harness something I can purchase? I've seen others on the forum have had the same issue. Here's some photos of theirs

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:48 am quote
In most cases no, just cut out the bad section and solder new wires in. Not that hard, just practice first if you have no experience do so.
Watch some videos on how to connect together the wires before soldering.
You just kind of spread all the stands out on both wires, push the to wires together and squeeze them on together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxqZJH3SfN4
Hooked
2007 GTS250
Joined: 24 Apr 2011
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:11 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
In most cases no, just cut out the bad section and solder new wires in. Not that hard, just practice first if you have no experience do so.
Watch some videos on how to connect together the wires before soldering.
You just kind of spread all the stands out on both wires, push the to wires together and squeeze them on together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxqZJH3SfN4
Thanks. Right now I've trimmed and re-connected wire with electrical tape. I'll get some proper wire and re-do it. I'd like to get the actual section of harness, though.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:18 am quote
Stan19 wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
In most cases no, just cut out the bad section and solder new wires in. Not that hard, just practice first if you have no experience do so.
Watch some videos on how to connect together the wires before soldering.
You just kind of spread all the stands out on both wires, push the to wires together and squeeze them on together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxqZJH3SfN4
Thanks. Right now I've trimmed and re-connected wire with electrical tape. I'll get some proper wire and re-do it. I'd like to get the actual section of harness, though.
I think most of the harness is one piece, so you would have to get it from a wrecked scooter. Put a post in the For Sale section. Maybe someone with a wrecked scooter will reply.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:20 am quote
Instead of the electrical tape, it would be better to use thermo-shrinking sheath as in the video.
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Location: Winston Salem NC
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:56 pm quote
Do I see where someone spliced the wire before?
Looks like a common problem.
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:32 pm quote
I've got a couple of old vespa harnesses lying around the shop that I've had to dig out of the trash every time someone tries to clean up my work area. Give me a call and I'll see what I can come up with.
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