Re: Tail light wire routing on 2014+ RT
No way was I going to disassemble the tail, and the B6 has a connector on the wire which I didn't feel like cutting off, so I needed a hole big enough for the connector to fit through. At some point, aesthetics and function give way to ease of installation and I drilled a hole just big enough in the bottom of the reflector bump-out just above the license plate. I found a grommet that fit, slit the grommet open to get around the wire (again the plug was the issue if you have bare wires you can just slide them through the grommet without cutting it), and pushed it into place. The plastic on that reflector bump-out is thicker than expected so I needed a grommet with a large groove. I have one of those "Storehouse" boxes of grommets from Harbor Freight with a couple of dozen sizes, so finding one wasn't a problem.
I ride my bike in New England, so like you in Minnesota, if I cared so much about what the bike looked like and I wanted to avoid all road salt, my riding season would be from June 1 through Labor Day. So with all the rust that will inevitably appear on my bike, a rogue visible wire here and there doesn't bother me in the least. Good luck.
2019 R1250RT Mars Red
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