Originally Posted by 2ndChance
Does the bike have cruise control and did it interfere with it's operation?
No interference at all with anything. Was out today on it and set the alarm a couple of times while I was away from the bike.
I kept it away from the Can-Bus system as best I could. I dropped the power wires down to the always hot Powerlet socket I installed to get rid of the power sockets BMW supplied that keep shutting off with the heated clothing (Dealer said that was the dumbest thing they did to the bike. I agree). The orange wire on the Scorpio goes to a switched lead like the one in the GPS harness in the front of the battery box. I took mine off the power lead to the Autocom (power to my Autocom is through their #158 switched power box for Can-Bus bikes. I tied it in there). There are two gray wires out of the control box that are supposed to go to the turn signals. I opted to use those LED lights from Cycle Gear. They come in different colors. I used the white ones as that's all they had. One gray wire to each and then out of them the other wire goes to ground. Mine are attached to the sides beneath the front seat. Not too obvious until they flash.
I put the control box (little larger than a pack of smokes and waterproof) in the side cover near where the saddlebags attach. Held in with Velcro. You could mount it flat by using that strap under the rear passenger seat too, just the wires would be in the way when you remove the seat.
I stuck the proximity sensor on top of the oil box with their supplied Velcro. It detects best from the sides and back, not so much from the front in that position. Maybe under the tank would be better, but I didn't want to go through that much trouble. I had to turn the sensitivity down as people getting into their cars when next to the bike would set it off. I set it to maybe 2 feet or so.
There is a small water drain hole in the very back of the black pan that hold the seat latch mechanism (near tailight). You can find it if you shine a flashlight up from the wheel to see it from the top. I poked the antenna wire from the alarm down through that hole and then back between the two sections of the license plate fender. They say to keep the antenna way from metal and as vertical as possible. That location seemed to be the best I could come up with.
Only thing I keep forgetting is to turn the damn thing off when I get back. It's loud! The vibration in the pocket will also tell you something is wrong. I need quicker access to it when I do those dumb things.