Thanks for the advice.Unfortunately I don't think there's a video out there. Which tail tidy did you purchase?
On my 2018 1100, I did the R&G tail tidy first, and then upgraded to the Evotech, in addition to swapping out the turn signals, etc. so as a result, I had the rear section apart several times. The first time was a real challenge, but after that it was pretty simple just somewhat time consuming. Even if you're not going with the Evotech, you can go to their website and download the installation instructions and take a look at how everything comes apart. I found it pretty helpful.
Nobody has that much battery life on their phone to record the install. Ha!Does anyone know if there is a tail tidy install video anywhere for the 1100?
I looked and couldn’t find one, so thought I would ask.
Thanks for advice. When I saw the instructions I was surprised there were so many steps involved for just a tail tidy.Nobody has that much battery life on their phone to record the install. Ha!
Kidding aside, it's a long process to install the Evotech Performance (UK company) tail. It's not terribly difficult, it's just long as there are a lot of steps (as you've seen from the PDF). The end result is really nice. Just carve out say four hours so you are not in a rush and have your laptop with you and follow the PDF along page by page.
Just curious, is the New Rage Cycles one in stock? I have a feeling the Evotech ones will be on back order for awhile, I had to buy a second Evotech for my Superduke because I mangled the first one. It too is backordered; they said 6-8 weeks, but I think that's probably being optimistic. Lots of supply chain issues with COVID and lockdowns. All of my carbon fiber is also backordered through KTM, it too is coming from Europe.Thanks for advice. When I saw the instructions I was surprised there were so many steps involved for just a tail tidy.
My past experience on these were straightforward - remove a few bolts and screw the new one back on.
The Evotech Tail Tidy is out of stock still, and if it’s much longer, I’ll just see if I can fabricate something myself.
Ideally I would like to place the plate inside the wheel well behind the tire, kind of like New Rage Cycles has it, I am just not sure how difficult it would be to connect a license plate light in that spot as well. (If anyone figured this out already, please let me know!)
I think the New Rage is in stock, however it removes that little piece of rear fender that I would like to keep.Just curious, is the New Rage Cycles one in stock? I have a feeling the Evotech ones will be on back order for awhile, I had to buy a second Evotech for my Superduke because I mangled the first one. It too is backordered; they said 6-8 weeks, but I think that's probably being optimistic. Lots of supply chain issues with COVID and lockdowns. All of my carbon fiber is also backordered through KTM, it too is coming from Europe.
Agree on the steps. The Scrambler 1100 was by far the most involved tail tidy install I ever did. Here's a pic of the stock plate holder side by side with the R&G I had initially; the stock one is the monstrosity on the left. It's also pretty heavy, all metal.
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First of all, that was great production quality on that video.Not sure if it will be at all helpful, but I just posted one this morning for my Desert Sled.
First of all, that was great production quality on that video.
And that is exactly what I want to do. Not sure how different that is to do on the Desert Sled vs 1100, but the concept is certainly the same.
Were you able to just buy the license plate bracket/light from NRC, and not just the whole fender eliminator package?
The removal of the OEM was definitely the most time consuming part of the work. I think that took me (moving slow) probably 2 hrs. Once that was out, things went a lot faster with the R&G install, until I stripped a bolt and had to drill it out. That took some time, and of course I had to go get some hardware to complete the install. Had I not hit that snag I probably could've knocked out the R&G install in less than 30 mins. When I swapped the R&G out for the Evotech, I was able to knock that out in less than an hour. The R&G and the Evotech has some similar design aspects, but the Evotech is of much higher quality, and you incorporate the OEM LED tag lamp into the tail tidy, whereas the R&G had a new indandescent bulb, which wasn't as bright. If I had access to a welder I could probably make a decent tail tidy from the OEM one - lord knows I'd have enough material!I think the New Rage is in stock, however it removes that little piece of rear fender that I would like to keep.
I emailed them asking if I can just by the under the seat, behind-the-wheel license plate relocation parts, and they said no, unfortunately. That would have been my favorite solution, and probably the easiest if they would just sell the parts, and if the light for the license wasn’t difficult to connect to the electrical system. I don’t know why they wouldn’t make that available for folks like myself, seems like they are leaving money on the table.
That certainly is a monstrosity of an OEM plate holder, I just don’t get why someone would design something that way, knowing 90% of customers would replace it anyway.
You mentioned the R&G was a difficult install, was it difficult because of the removal of the OEM, or difficult due to the actual construction of the R&G? I ask that because it looks like just 4 bolts or so are needed to connect it.