How to install the ezCAN for Harley Davidson Bikes

Installation guide:

This is a step by step guide to installing the HEX ezCAN for Harley Davidson Bikes. The following bikes are supported by the HEX ezCAN for Harley Davidson:

  • Softail- 2011 onwards
  • Sportster- 2014 onwards
  • Dyna- 2012 onwards
  • Trike- 2014 onwards
  • Touring- 2014 onwards

What your ezCAN should look like:

What's in the box:

  • 1 x ezCAN Device
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 2 x Velcro Strips
  • 2 x Blanking Plugs
  • 4 x Cable Ties
  • 4 x Two-wire stub connectors (Orange)
  • 4 x Terminal wires (Orange)
  • 4 x Blanking seals
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STEP 1:

DOWNLOAD, INSTALL & CONFIGURE THE SOFTWARE

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STEP 3:

INSTALL THE EZCAN UNDER THE SEAT/ UNDER THE SIDE PANEL

Depending on the location of your Harley Davidson’s Diagnostic Port, you will be installing your ezCAN under the seat or under the side panel. You can secure the ezCAN with the velcro strips provided after the accessories have been plugged in.

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STEP 4:

ROUTE AND CONNECT THE BATTERY WIRES

Route both the ezCAN power supply cables forward to the battery. Disconnect the battery wiring harness terminals from the battery and connect the ezCAN wires to the battery before re-connecting the factory wires.

IMPORTANT NOTE: First, unplug the battery negative wire and only attach it at the end again. This is good practice whenever you work on your bike’s electronics.

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STEP 5:

PLUG THE EZCAN INTO THE DIAGNOSTIC PORT

  1. Unplug the cap from the bike’s diagnostic port.
  2. Plug the HEX ezCAN vehicle harness into the bike’s diagnostic port.

That’s how easy it is!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not connect to any other component or to any other part of the motorcycle’s wiring harness. If you do, the ezCAN will not function.

HEX ezCAN vehicle harness
Diagnostic Port
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STEP 6:

CONNECT ACCESSORIES USING COLOUR CODING

The HEX ezCAN kit includes four two stub connectors (Orange) with male connection terminals. The stub connectors are made up of the following types:
– 4 x Two wire stub connectors (Orange)
– 4 x Terminal Wires 
(Orange)
– 4 x Blanking seals

If your auxiliary lights have three wires change the two-wire stub connector into a three-wire see the image below. If your auxiliary lights have two wires use the two-wire stub connectors for accessories that have power and ground wires only.

If you are not going to use one or more of the circuit functions it is recommended that you install a blanking plug over the unused output. The HEX ezCAN product contains two blanking plugs.

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Insert blanking seal to use as a two-wire stub connector 
Insert terminal wire to use as a three-wire stub connector

4 x Terminal wires and Blanking seals
4 x Two Wire Stub Connectors

Connect the terminals of the high-power stub connectors to the correct female terminals on the ezCAN.

Connect the spotlight’s ground wire to the ground wire of the stub connector.

If you are installing spotlights equipped with a third wire for light-intensity control, connect the spotlight control wire to the control wire of the stub connector. If the spotlight only has two wires, use the two wire stub connectors.

If you received four different coloured wires, please note the colour-coding on the output wires must match the colours in the output configuration you select from the HEX ezCAN circuit function software. Red to red, yellow to yellow, etc. Black wire is Battery Negative and the Red, Blue,Yellow and White are the Positive Supply.

 

MAKING THE INSTALLATION EASIER WITH THE ezCAN Extension Kit for BMW/ Harley Davidson/ KTM Bikes

The HEX ezCAN Extension Kit provides you with everything that you need to connect your front auxiliary lights, brake lights and horn to the ezCAN, with additional connectors to facilitate other accessories.

The kit contains:

  • 2 x 1.5m 3-core extension cables (typically used for 2-wire or 3wire front accessory lights)
  • 1 x 0.5m 3-core extension cable (typically used for brake lights)
  • 1 x 1.5m 2-core extension cable with spade connectors on one end (typically used to connect air horns or other 2-wire accessories)
  • 3 x female MT-3 connector kit including pins and wire seals
  • 5 x male MT-3 connector kit including pins and wire seals
  • 5 x blanking seals (where only 2 terminals are used in a 3-wire connector)
  • 6 x 20mm adhesive lined Heat-shrink
  • 2 x female spade connector terminals (6.3mm)
  • 1m Sheathing

You can purchase the Extension Cable Kit here.

Front auxiliary lights extensions
Horn extension
Adhesive lined heat shrink & 1m sheathing
Brake/Accessory extension

STEP 7: TEST THE INSTALLATION

Most newly installed accessories can be tested simply with the ignition “ON”, but some brake functions will require the bike to be in motion and traveling above a certain speed. For example, emergency braking requires deceleration of more than 21km/h/s (kilometres per hour per second).

SAFETY NOTICE: Test and check your installations and accessories in a safe, controlled environment. Caution is advised at all times. Extra vigilance is required when testing new features or accessories. You do so at your own risk.

DISCLAIMER: HEX ezCAN is not liable for any injury or damage howsoever caused and all products and services are used at your own risk.