How to install the ezCAN for KTM Bikes

Installation guide:

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

  • KTM 1290
  • KTM 1190
  • KTM 1090
  • KTM 1050
  • KTM 790 (partial support)

The 790 does not support the following functions:

  • Auxiliary Brake
  • Run/Brake/Turn
  • Turn signals
  • Off or Flash with turn signals feature for Aux Lights 1 & 2

What your ezCAN should look like:

HEX ezCAN for KTM Bikes
HEX ezCAN for KTM Bikes Device

What's in the bag:

  • 1 x ezCAN Device
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 2 x Velcro Strips
  • 4 x Cable Ties
  • 8 x Stub Connectors
  • 2 x Blanking Plugs
  • 1x Horn input harness

STEP 1:

DOWNLOAD, INSTALL & CONFIGURE THE SOFTWARE

STEP 2:

LOCATE YOUR BIKE'S BATTERY & DIAGNOSTIC PLUG

Find the battery and diagnostic connector under the seat or under the battery cover. Refer to your bike’s user manual for the exact location. 

STEP 3:

INSTALL THE EZCAN UNDER THE SEAT

You will be installing your ezCAN under the seat. You can secure the ezCAN with the velcro strips provided after the accessories have been plugged in.

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.

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.
  3. There is an extension port available for accessories such as the KTM ABS Dongle

That’s how easy it is!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not connect the ezCAN to any other similar looking connector 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

STEP 6:

CONNECT ACCESSORIES USING COLOUR CODING

The HEX ezCAN kit includes eight stub connectors with male connection terminals. The eight stub connectors are made up of the following types:
– 4 x three wire stub connectors
– 4 x two wire stub connectors

If you have 3-wire auxiliary lights, use the 3-wire stub connectors. If you have 2-wire auxiliary lights, use the 2-wire stub connectors that only have power and ground wires.

Use the blanking plugs to protect any unused output circuits.

Three Wire Stub Connector
Two Wire Stub Connector
Three Wire Stub Connector
Three Wire Stub Connector

Match the colour-coded wire to the correct accessory. The output circuit functions can be configured using the HEX ezCAN software. The solid Red, Blue, Yellow and White wires are the positive supply. The black wires are battery negative. The dual coloured wires are brightness control lines for 3-wire lights.

 

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.

STEP 7: CONNECT THE GREEN HORN INPUT CONNECTOR (HORN TRIGGER WIRE)

1. Connect the female one-pin plug of the horn harness to the ezCAN horn harness connector
2. Disconnect the KTM horn control wire from the standard horn
3. Connect the female spade terminal connection of the horn harness to the standard horn
4. Connect the KTM horn control wire to the male spade terminal connection of the horn harness

Find the standard horn on your motorcycle. Connect the female one-pin plug of the green wire to the standard horn. On most models, the horn is located underneath the headlight or front fairing. If you want to install an accessory horn, connect the accessory horn to the chosen high-power output stub connector on the ezCAN.

STEP 8:

HEX UP-DOWN switch

Aux Lights can be toggled on and off from the bike controls, but brightness can only be adjusted using the software or the optional switch. 

The optional switch mentioned above is an accessory for KTM ezCAN units which enables further control of Aux Lights on the move (toggle on/off and brightness control). This is only currently available for KTM devices.  You can purchase the switch here.

MAKING THE INSTALLATION EASIER WITH THE ezCAN EXTENSION KIT

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. In addition, the kit also provides:

  • Four extension wires
  • 1m cable that can be trimmed to the correct length
  • Female connectors with terminals and seals are provided so that they can be used when cable is trimmed to length
  • Male connectors to be used on your auxiliary lights and wires to your accessories 
  • Heat-shrink to finish off sheath when cable is trimmed
  • Sheathing for finishing of wiring on the light side
  • You can also connect the output stubs to the extension cable to wire up your aux lights

You can purchase the Extension Cable Kit here.

 

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

STEP 9: 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.