Fresh off the victory over the "Thunk", and inspired by the tales of Hondagaltoo's courageous use of a soldering iron during her "brow" signal mod, I ventured forth onto the field of mechanical uncertainty once more. Fortified with a breakfast comprised mostly of sausage, and fully utilizing the axiom that ignorance is bliss, I advanced once more on my poor bike. Well...after a trip to Orchard Supply and Hardware, where I stood in aisle seven, electrical, mesmerized by the choices and colors of connectors, female and male ends, etc. I was particularly amused with the "butt" splicers. I don't know why. Finally, a concerned employee, lets call him "Tim", offerred his expertise in "butt" splicing technology. "What kind of connectors are you working with?" Don't know. "Well what gauge wire will you be working with?" Huh? ---You get the picture. Hell, I didn't even know If I had ordered the correct flush mounts from LP.
Armed with virtually every electrical connecting gizmoid available, black silicone, and a $20 soldering iron, I returned home to begin the process.
Did it! Don't really know how even now. "Butt" I tell you, for two and a half hours I was a cursing, splicing fool, marvelling at the genius that came up with the incredible heat shrinking splicer thingy. All the wires are taped and tucked away nicely. I have to say that the bulb barely fit into the space designated. I had to spend some anxious moments enlarging the cutout with my trusty soldering iron. Don't know how I'm goin to get the bulbs out if they need replacing. It works and looks great. The blink rate is the same as before.
Now I have these holes in my fairing where there once were signal stalks. Perfect space for a bottle cap opener...?
Crikey! It's good to be alive!