Author Location of DWA controller?  (Read 2957 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

  • Offline todao19   us

    • XR Junior  ‐    3
    • *
    • Topic Author

    Offline todao19

    • XR Junior
    • *
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 3
    • Bike: 2020 S1000XR
    • Town: Marina del Rey
    • Country: us
    Location of DWA controller?
    on: October 08, 2022, 11:23:16 pm
    October 08, 2022, 11:23:16 pm
    Installing the Denali CAN smart for the aux brake light (why would bmw not put in a dedicated brake light) for a 2020 XR.  Is the DWA controller the connector that sits right in the middle under the seat?[/img]
    Tod

    Last Edit: October 08, 2022, 11:29:14 pm by todao19

  • Offline joe4702   us

    • XR Junior  ‐    12
    • *
      #1

    Offline joe4702

    • XR Junior
    • *
    • Posts: 12
    • Town: San Diego
    • Country: us
    Re: Location of DWA controller?
    Reply #1 on: November 20, 2022, 11:24:48 pm
    November 20, 2022, 11:24:48 pm
    Just wanted to update this thread from last month in case it helps anyone. I too was trying to find the proper connector and yes, that is the correct connector.

    Once again the Denali instructions are incorrect.
    I've installed CANSmart on a 2018 R1200RS and now a 2022 S1000XR. In both cases the instructions say the necessary connector is behind the passenger seat in the tail section, which is incorrect for both bikes.

    On the XR, I was able to pass the B6 taillight wires up through the passage in the fender for the factory taillights wiring. Took a bit to fish them through to the underseat area but they both fit.

    Dual B6s, one on each side of the license plate, are a good supplement to the stock rear lights.

    My XR has the factory driving lights so not sure if I'll add anything up front, although seems a shame to have the controller only running taillights.


    Last Edit: November 20, 2022, 11:28:08 pm by joe4702
    Now:2022 S1000XR, 2018 R1200RS
    Prior: 09R1200R,19Vstrom650,02SV650S,95NightHawk750,85NighthawkS,85FJ100,85VF1100Sabre,82CB900F,81XS400

  • Offline todao19   us

    • XR Junior  ‐    3
    • *
    • Topic Author
    • #2

    Offline todao19

    • XR Junior
    • *
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 3
    • Bike: 2020 S1000XR
    • Town: Marina del Rey
    • Country: us
    Re: Location of DWA controller?
    Reply #2 on: November 21, 2022, 06:38:21 pm
    November 21, 2022, 06:38:21 pm
    Joe,
    Thanks for confirming and I had already tried that plug and it fit perfectly so yes, that is the DWA controller.

    I too fed the B6 wiring up through the tail without any issue and love the extra brake light.

    Question...  you said you connected the dual B6 brake light kit.  Do the two Denalis's sit right below the turn signal lights?  I really don't know why BMW went to a no brake light set up.  Seems stupid.

    Like you, I have the SmartCan on and I also have the BMW DRL's installed but since I have the SmartCan, think I'll also hook up D2's fog lights down below attached to the engine guards.  Why not since it's an easy plug and play with the SmartCan.

  • Offline joe4702   us

    • XR Junior  ‐    12
    • *
      #3

    Offline joe4702

    • XR Junior
    • *
    • Posts: 12
    • Town: San Diego
    • Country: us
    Re: Location of DWA controller?
    Reply #3 on: November 22, 2022, 02:17:12 am
    November 22, 2022, 02:17:12 am
    Yeah the B6s are mounted on the left and right sides of the license plate using Denali offset mounts. I used the same setup on my RS. Bit close to the signals but seems fine.
    Now:2022 S1000XR, 2018 R1200RS
    Prior: 09R1200R,19Vstrom650,02SV650S,95NightHawk750,85NighthawkS,85FJ100,85VF1100Sabre,82CB900F,81XS400

  • Offline Leo167   us

    • XR Pro  ‐    143
    • ***
      #4

    Offline Leo167

    • XR Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 143
    • Bike: S1000R
    • Town: Central Jersey
    • Country: us
    Re: Location of DWA controller?
    Reply #4 on: January 23, 2023, 12:38:08 am
    January 23, 2023, 12:38:08 am
    *Originally Posted by joe4702 [+]
    Just wanted to update this thread from last month in case it helps anyone. I too was trying to find the proper connector and yes, that is the correct connector.

    Once again the Denali instructions are incorrect.
    I've installed CANSmart on a 2018 R1200RS and now a 2022 S1000XR. In both cases the instructions say the necessary connector is behind the passenger seat in the tail section, which is incorrect for both bikes.

    On the XR, I was able to pass the B6 taillight wires up through the passage in the fender for the factory taillights wiring. Took a bit to fish them through to the underseat area but they both fit.

    Dual B6s, one on each side of the license plate, are a good supplement to the stock rear lights.

    My XR has the factory driving lights so not sure if I'll add anything up front, although seems a shame to have the controller only running taillights.

    Will the cansmart from a GS work on the XR? did you transfer from your GS over to the XR?
    Just traded my R1250GSA and kept the cansmart and the pair of B6's in hopes that it will work?

  • Offline joe4702   us

    • XR Junior  ‐    12
    • *
      #5

    Offline joe4702

    • XR Junior
    • *
    • Posts: 12
    • Town: San Diego
    • Country: us
    Re: Location of DWA controller?
    Reply #5 on: January 23, 2023, 01:07:10 am
    January 23, 2023, 01:07:10 am
    Check with Denali, but the big GS is not in the lst of compatible bikes for the Cansmart variant used for the XR.

    Vehicle Fitment
    BMW K1600GT 2011-2023
    BMW K1600GTL 2011-2023
    BMW K1600GTL Exclusive 2014-2017
    BMW K1600B 2018-2023
    BMW K1600 Grand America 2018-2023
    BMW S1000XR 2015-2023
    BMW F900XR 2020-2023
    BMW F850GS Adventure 2019-2023
    BMW F850GS 2019-2023
    BMW F750GS 2019-2023
    Now:2022 S1000XR, 2018 R1200RS
    Prior: 09R1200R,19Vstrom650,02SV650S,95NightHawk750,85NighthawkS,85FJ100,85VF1100Sabre,82CB900F,81XS400

  • Offline Leo167   us

    • XR Pro  ‐    143
    • ***
      #6

    Offline Leo167

    • XR Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 143
    • Bike: S1000R
    • Town: Central Jersey
    • Country: us
    Re: Location of DWA controller?
    Reply #6 on: January 26, 2023, 09:36:59 pm
    January 26, 2023, 09:36:59 pm
    *Originally Posted by joe4702 [+]
    Check with Denali, but the big GS is not in the lst of compatible bikes for the Cansmart variant used for the XR.

    Vehicle Fitment
    BMW K1600GT 2011-2023
    BMW K1600GTL 2011-2023
    BMW K1600GTL Exclusive 2014-2017
    BMW K1600B 2018-2023
    BMW K1600 Grand America 2018-2023
    BMW S1000XR 2015-2023
    BMW F900XR 2020-2023
    BMW F850GS Adventure 2019-2023
    BMW F850GS 2019-2023
    BMW F750GS 2019-2023

    Saw that on the site also
    Kinda thinking no? + the GS has it plugged into the tire pressure monitor not the DWA
    Emailed Denali before I order another just to ne sureā€¦. These things are not cheap

     



    dysfunctional