Daedalus Design
Daedalus R NineT Tail Tidy Install
With Under Tail License Plate Mount
Kit Contents:
1 x Tail Light Assembly
4 x Spacers
1 x License Plate Support
2 x License Plate Posts
2 x M4 Set Screws
 
Tools Required:
2 mm Allen Key
T25 Torx Driver
T30 Torx Driver
Time Required: 20 minutes

 
 Locate the five bolts pictured. 4 x T25 stainless tail mounting bolts and 1 x T30 seat/cowl mounting bolt.  Using your T30 driver, remove the rear seat/cowl mounting bolt.  Once the bolt is removed, remove your rear cowl or rear seat.


R nineT Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Tutorial
As pictured, push the tab on the back of the seat and pull back/up to remove the seat. 
R nineT Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Tutorial
Rear and main seat shown removed. Locate the ECU Cover under the main seat
R nineT Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Tutorial
Using two hands, push the 2 rearward tabs and pull up to remove the ECU cover.
R nineT Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Tutorial
Shown with the ECU exposed and cover removed.
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Locate the main tail connector. NOTE this connector will be mounted on a slide under the seat.  We have removed this mount because of our need to constantly remove/install the tail kit during development.
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Disconnect the tail main connector.
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Using your T25 driver, remove the 4 mounting bolts for the stock tail (keep these bolts and their plastic washers handy). Carefully lower the stock tail and balance on the rear tire, or have a friend hold as to not stress the harness.
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Guide the main connector out from under the rear seat and set the stock tail aside. You will no longer need the stock tail.
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Shown is the unassembled Daedalus Tail Tidy Kit
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Feed the two plate posts through the appropriate holes in the plate support.
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Line the posts up to the two mounting holes underneath the Daedalus tail light unit. Thread the posts in and tighten by hand.
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Slide the plate support to the bottom stops of the support posts
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Thread the M4 set screws into the two holes using the 2mm allen key.  Tighten the set screws
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Shown: Plate support mounted to the tail light unit
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Place the 4 circular spacers into the counter bore on the assembled kit. The bore will hold the spacers from easily falling out when held.
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Place the Tail Tidy kit on the rear tire and feed the OEM connector under the seat and connect to the bike’s main tail connector.
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Line up the 4 mounting holes with those of the Daedalus kit; pinch it in position and thread in the original mounting bolts.
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Using the T25 driver, tighten the 4 bolts.
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Shown is the mounted tail tidy
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Place the ecu back in its home.
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Shown: ECU back in position
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Install the ECU cover in reverse of it’s removal, placing the front pin in its guide hole and the rear arms into their slots.
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Reinstall the main seat. Align the 4 tabs on the bottom of the seat with the receiving posts on the frame.  It’s easiest once align to push down and “squeeze” the seat while sliding it forward until the rear latch snaps into place.  Verify the seat is in place by lifting up on the 4 corners to check that there is minimal play.  We don’t want your seat lifting off while riding!
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Shown: Main seat installed
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
Install your rear cowl or rear seat and thread the mounting bolt. Tighten with a T30 driver.
Daedalus Tail Tidy Fender Eliminator Kit BMW R nineT rninet R nine t
You are finished! Stand back and admire your new kit
Couple of notes:
The kit pictured is slightly different than the finished product.  The install remains the same.  We will make any changes to this tutorial once we have the final product in hand.
The noticeable differences are:
Kit will include a license plate light.  Plate support changes slightly in shape to account for mounting the light.
We will be including our own fabricated hardware to mount your license plate on the kit.  The hardware makes mounting up your license plate just that much easier.  Also included, 2 Torx bolts
This kit works with both the rear cowl and the rear seat installed.  When installing with the rear seat 2 spacers will be required.  Without the spacers there will be a noticeable gap between the tail light and the rear seat.  To our knowledge, we are the only kit that offers a solution that works on both the cowl and rear seat configurations without producing a gap.  We will provide additional steps to show how this works in a couple weeks.  Trust us, it’s quite easy
There you have it!  It looks like a long list but we just wanted to be as thorough as possible.

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  • Alex Scandurra

    Hi,

    I Love your tail tidy and would like to check whether it would also work with this type of seat. I cant actually tell if its your product also on this example rninet as this is also what Im am trying to do.
    Here is the link: http://www.highsnobiety.com/2016/01/22/bmw-r-nine-t-clutch-custom-motorcycles/#slide-7

    BR, Alex

    April 10, 2017