I must be super thick after reading about all these trouble free installs & how simple this is, so what in the world am I doing wrong
I'm currently installing a Minima to a 2017 Racer and having a little trouble.
The undertray plate butts very tightly against the plastic OEM piece just forward of it, it was a little troublesome getting it into position & lining up the fasteners but it will help stop dirt ingress and looks very neat
However I cannot get the tail light cabling on the Daedalus to route under the Aluminium plate. The plate is butted hard to the OEM plastic piece just forward of it and I cannot see any way that the cable would feed from the top of the Aluminuim plate to the bottom to feed through the rectangular gap in the plastic made for it. I don't know if this is specific to the racer or not, or perhaps my stupidity.
With the OEM tail light assembly there is a lower groove in the plastic to allow the OEM tail cable to run through, but with the Daedelus there isn't anything save a very small gap on the plate ridge on the top.
I've now just routed the cable over the top and there seems to be sufficient room after trial installing the seat, it's just not very elegant, but works well enough, but it still irked me that I was missing something.
The pictures look as if there is a gap but that's just shadow from the flash, there is no room between them either in the horizontal or vertical plane
Thanks, to do that with the racer I'd probably have to dremel off the top section of the slot and I'm not sure that it would be a particularly good idea as it might weaken the plastic moulding.I have the regular Daedalus tail tidy, and I ran into the same thing as you. I used my dremel tool to make the existing hole in the plastic a little larger until the connector could pass through.
Not ideal I know, but that was my solution. My guess is that perhaps the year of the bike has something to do with it. Daedalus proved their product out on an older bike for fit and function and then BMW went ahead and changed the plastic piece over time.
Hope this helps.
I was not able to break apart the two parts in order to be able to add the spacer. I unscrew the two bolts but the two parts would not come apart. Any help with this? Thank you very much!John,
The spacer I refer to is this unit here
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You are right, these are the ones that came in the baggy in your kit. You would remove that spacer when running the rear cowl.
In the photo you sent me above; if you bolt it back together so there is no gap without installing the spacers, your cowl will fit without issue.
Is it possible if you share some more information on the route of the wiring. I really don´t understand your kind explanation. This is how I set it up but the two cables are under a lot of stress dew to the tight space where they have to go through. Some pictures to illustrate:Just responded! Our tutorial is a bit out of date and needs an update but to install the tidy and correctly route the wiring you would remove the 2 screws closest to the tidy on the plastic battery cover (the unit that touches the tidy in your photo there!) and you can feed the wire underneath between the frame and the plastic, keeps it tidy and gives plenty of room for the wire.
The other issue is that on your tidy, the optional spacers are currently installed between the light strip section and what we call the base plate, or the unit where the circuit board mounts. Those are purely optional but the idea for those is to keep the gap under the cowl or seat nice and close.
spacers installed when using the passenger seat, raises the light section 6mm to keep that gap tight
no spacers when using the cowl to drop the light section back down, keeps the gap between the cowl and tidy in the right position. check out page 8 of Our Tutorial for details on how to swap the spacers out
Hope that clears it up!
Is it possible if you share some more information on the route of the wiring. I really don´t understand your kind explanation. This is how I set it up but the two cables are under a lot of stress dew to the tight space where they have to go through. Some pictures to illustrate:
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Someone from Daedalus please can you reply? Thanks!!!I was not able to break apart the two parts in order to be able to add the spacer. I unscrew the two bolts but the two parts would not come apart. Any help with this? Thank you very much!